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2,28 FIFTY-NINTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Cns. 3065, 3066. 1906. their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American people; to un1te and promote fellowship among their descendants; to inspire them and the community at large with_a more profound reverence for the principles of the Government founded by our forefathers; to encourage historical research in relation to the American Revolution; to acquire and preserve the records of the individual services of the patriots of the war, as well as documents, relics, and landmarks; to mark the scenes of the Revolution by appropriate memorials; to celebrate the anniversaries of the prominent events of the war and of the Revolutionary period; to foster true triotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freeddm, and to carry out the purposes expressed in the reamble to the Constitution of our country and the ingunctions of ‘ £Vashington in his farewell address to the American peop e. Pvwm ¤<>¤f¤¤·¤<1 Sec. 3. That said corporation shall have power to receive, purchase, hold, sell, and convey real and personal estate, so far only as may be necessary or convenient for its lawful purposes, to an amount not exceeding at any one time in the aggregate five hundred thousand dollars; to sue and be sued, com lain and efend in any court; to adopt a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure; to make and adopt a constitution, by-laws, rules, and regu ations for admission, government, suspension, and exglulsion of its members, and from time to time to alter and re l suc constitution, by—laws, rules, and regulations, and to adopt otlifiis in their places; to provide for the election of its of1i- cers and to define their duties; to provide for State societies or chapters with rules for their conduct, and to regulate and provide for the _ management, safe-keeping, and protection of its property and funds: whoa_ Promded always, That such constitution, lg-laws, rules, and regulation; bg not iplconsgstent with the laws of e United States or any of the tatest ereo. '""‘*°°'· Sec. 4. That the property and affairs of said corporation shall be managed by not more than sixtynor less than forty trustees, who shall be elected annually at such time as shall be fixed in the by-laws, and at least one trustee shall be elected annually from a list of nominees to be made by each of the State societies and submitted to this society at least thirty days before the annual meeting, in accordance with general provisions regulating such nominations as inay be adopted by this societ *. '

  • "’““‘°°""’—‘· Snol 5. That the first meeting of this corporation shall be held on a

call issued by any fifteen of the ahovemamcd <·orporators by a written notice signed by them, stating the time and place of mccting, addressed to each of the corporators crsonally named herein and deposited in the post-office at least five (favs before the day of meeting. w{}°¤¤P****°°*>'°h·**· Sec. That this charter shall take effect upon its being accepted ' by a majority vote of the corporators named herein who shall be present at said meeting, or at any other meeting specially called for that purpose; and notice of such acceptance shall be given by said corpora- _ tion by causing a certificate to that effect signed by its president and secretary to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State. ·*¤°¤**m°¤¤ thS1·:X. 7. That Congress reserves the right to alter, amend, or repeal is ct. Approved, June 9, 1906. June 9. 3906. CHAP. 3066.-An Act To provide for the disposition under the public land laws lH· ¥· 1’l“·l_ _ of the lands in the abandoned Fort Shaw Military Reservation, Montana. [Public, So. 215. I Be it enacted by the Senate and I[ause·of Rep·e8entat£z·es of the [Miter! mgprgigilizaw Reserve- Agfqtgg {aft A;;w;·j(·4 g';; L?;;;!/;·;;.w.s asxemtrted, That the S€Cl'€t2.I‘_Y of th? ubgrigggaeijor ima or Interior is hereby authorized to dispose of the lands in the abandoned ' Fort Shaw Military Reservation, in Montana, under the provisions of