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over all meetings of the Board, sign, with the Secretary, all orders on the Treasurer, and perform such duties as may be delegated to him by the Board. The Secretary shall keep and have charge of, in trust for the Institution, all records, papers and accounts of the same, except such records, papers and accounts as are needed by the Treasurer and officers of the Institution for their immediate use in the discharge of their duties. IIe shall also draw and sign with the President all orders on the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall keep and have charge of, in trust for the said institution, all funds and immediate accounts of funds of the same. He shall pay, on order of the Board, all accounts by them allowed, and shall quarterly certify to said Board the receipts and disbursements by him made during the preceding quarter. Said Treasurer shall be and he is hereby required to give bonds to the Territory in double the amount which may come into his hands, with good and sufficient securities for the same, to be approved by the Governor and filed in the office of the Territorial Secretary
Sec. 6. Each and every member of said Board shall and they are hereby required before entering upon their duties to take and subscribe an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and Organic Act of the Territory of Colorado, and faithfully discharge the duties required of them by the provisions of this act.
Sec. 7. Said Board shall and they are hereby required to meet quarterly and audit all accounts Audit and paywhich may be presented to them, and require orders to be drawn and signed on the Treasurer for the payments of all such accounts as are allowed. They shall examine all records and accounts of the Treasurer, Secretary, and officers of the Institution, and make full and adequate provision for the support, progress, regulation and government of the Institu
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tion during the ensuing quarter. Said Board shall have power to meet at any time on call of the President or of three (3) members.
Sec. 8. Said Board of Directors shall secure and employ all officers and teachers of said Institution.. The officers of said Institution shall be a Principal, Steward, and Matron.
Sec. 9. The Principal shall be a non-resident officer of said Institution. He shall be subject to the control of the Board, to whom he shall annually certify a full and written report of the true condition of the educational department of the Institution of which he shall have control, and of his action and proceedings therein as such Principal. He shall keep and have charge of the necessary records, register, and accounts of said department, have supervision of its teachers, and pupils during school hours, and perform such other duties in said department as the Board
may direct and instruct. Sec. 10. The Steward shall be a resident officer of said Institution, and shall be subject to the control of the Board, to whom he shall quarterly certify a full and written report of all his action and proceedings as such Steward. He shall have charge of the premises of the domestic department, and of such portion of the house as may be occupied by the male pupils exclusively. Ile shall have control of the expenditures, and secure and employ all assistants needed therein. He shall have special charge and entire control of the male pupils out of school hours, and shall furnish them with and instruct them in employment about the premises and the domestic departments or in some trade to which they are adapted.
SEC. 11. The Matron of said Institute shall also be a resident officer of said Institution, and be subject to the control of the Board, to whom she shall quarterly certify a full and written report of all her ac
ileges shall be ' extended.
When a ppropri. paid.
tion and proceedings as such Matron. She shall
To whom prir. ment shall be free to all deaf mutes of the Territory, but deaf mutes whose parents are able to furnish them care and protection at their own expense, shall be required to do the same, or pay into the Treasury of the Institute a reasonable sum quarterly for the right to the privileges of the domestic department.
Sec. 13. Whenever the citizens of the town of Colorado Springs and El Paso County shall donate ation *** to such Institute for the education of mutes, conditioned upon the erection of buildings thereon, a tract of land not less than five (5) acres, and within the corporate limits of the said town of Colorado Springs, then the Auditor of the Territory shall draw a warrant on the T'reasurer of the Territory in favor of the Treasurer of the Institute for the education of mutes, for the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) which amount is hereby appropriated for that purpose out of any moneys in the Treasury of the Territory not otherwise appropriated.
Sec. 14. The President of the Board of Trustees shall on or before the first day of December in every year make out and forward to the Governor of the statements to be Territory a full and complete report as follows, to-Governor. wit: 1st. A statement of the financial condition of the Institute from date of last report, giving in detail amount of moneys received from all sources, and the amount expended in detail, specifying to whom and for what paid out. 2nd. Value of real estate at date of report and cost of improvements made (if any) since last report. 3rd. Number of pupils in at
tendance, also number that have entered the Institute, and the number of those who may have left it. 4th. The number of deaths if any, that may have occurred in the Institute. 5th. The general character, improvement, discipline and health. 6th. The number of officers and teachers employed, with the salaries of each. 7th. All other needful information touching every point that may be deemed of interest to be communicated.
Sec. 15. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 13th, 1874.
To provide a Fund for the Maintenance and Education
of the Deaf Mutes of Colorado.
Be it cnacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colorado Territory, That there shall be levied and assessed upon all taxable property both real and personal, within this Territory, in each year, the following tax for the support of the school for deaf mutes in Colorado Territory: One-fifth (1-5) of one mill on each and every dollar, to be known as the Deaf Mute tax, which shall be assessed and collected in the same manner and at the same time as is now or may be prescribed by law for the assessment and collection of Territorial Revenue.
Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of every County TreasDuties of urer in this Territory to provide suitable books, in urers under this which shall be entered an account of all taxes col
lected in pursuance of this act; he shall also enter in said book an account of all money transmitted to the Territorial Treasurer on account of said fund as hereinafter provided.
SEC. 3. The fund so created shall be applied exclusively for the care and support of the deaf mutes of this Territory.
Auditor to draw warrants on
Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the County Treasurer, in the several Counties, to preserve the deaf mute fund as provided by .this chapter, a separate fund, and to transmit the balance annually to the Treasurer of the Territory along with the Territorial taxes, and the Territorial Treasurer shall keep the same as a Territorial Deaf Mute Fund, to be at the disposal of the Board of Trustees of the School for deaf mutes in Colorado Territory, as provided by an act establishing a school for deaf mutes.
Sec. 5. Whenever there shall be any money in the hands of the Territorial Treasurer to the credit of the deaf mute fund, the Auditor of the Territory is demand of hereby authorized to draw his warrant upon the Treasurer of the Territory for the payment in favor of the Treasurer of said Board of Trustees of said school for deaf mutes, in such sums as said Board of Trustees shall deem necessary to meet the running expenses of said Institute, and whenever the funds will warrant, and the necessities of the Institute require it, the said Board of Trustees are authorized and empowered to make such necessary additions to the buildings of said Institute as its necessities may require; Provided, That nothing herein shall be construed as authorizing or empowering said Trustees to create any indebtedness on said Institute beyond the means in the Treasury to liquidate the same before the improvements are begun.
Sec. 6. The Auditor of the Territory shall draw his warrant in favor of the Treasurer of said School for Deaf Mutes, when the draft of said Treasurer is accompanied by an order from the President of said Institute countersigned by the Secretary of said Board of Trustees, accompanied by a certificate from the Secretary of the Territory that his bond has been approved.
SEC. 7. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved February 13th, 1874.