TWENTIETH CONGRESS. S¤ss.1. Ch. 84, 88. 1828. 381 of the public lands, on any of the unappropriated lands of the United States, which have been hitherto offered for sale; and which are now subject to entry at private sale. Approved, May 23, 1828. """"‘ Suruwa I. CHAP. LXXXlV.—-./211 ./2ct for the relief af Edward Allen Talbot. May 23, 1828. Be it enacted, myc., That the Secretary of the State be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to issue letters patent, in the usual L¤'$°!° P¤*°"* form, to Edward Allen Talbot, for his improvement in a reciprocating £°;;£;:;§:;'°d steam engine, for propelling vessels, upon his complying with all the steam engine. provisions of the several acts of Congress relative to the issuing of letters patent for inventions and improvements, except so far as the said acts require, on the part of aliens, a residence of two years in the United States. Approved, May 23, 1828. "—" Survn I. CHAP. LXXXVIII. -.011. Act to incorporate the trustees of the Female Orphan May 24, 1828. Asylum in Georgetown, and the Washington Oily Orphan Asylum in the Dis- mor of common. » °’¤· ***8- Be it enacted, rye., That John I. Stull, William G. Ridgely and John I,Stull Daniel Bussard and their successors in office, duly elected or appointed ¤¤$i 0**6** ¤P· . in the manner hereinafter directed, bc, and they are hereby.made, de- l’:,;:°°d "“°' clared and constituted a corporation and body politic in law and in fact, i to have continuance forever, by the name, style, and title of "The Trustees of the Female Orphan Asylum of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia." Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That William Hawley, John P. wm_H,wr,y Van Ness, Nathan Towson, Obadiah B. Brown, and James Lamed, and ¤¤d ¤¤h¤r¤ in their successors in office, to be appointed as is hereinafter directed, are gifs53m;";, hereby made, declared and const.ituted a corporation and body politic th., w,,,},;,,,;,,,,, in law, and in fact, to have continuance forever, under the name, style, City Orphan and title of “The Washington City Orphan Asylum." A“Yl“'“‘ Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all and singular the lands, Lands, &,c_ tenements, rents, legacies, annuities, rights, privileges, goods, and chat- vested i¤ ¤¤d tels, heretofore given, granted, devised or bequeathed to either of said ::i'é6;;“,_;?,::_lh° asylums, or to any person or persons for the use thereof, or that have ,3,,,,,, mspec. been purchased for, or on account of the same, be, and they are hereby, tively- vested in, and confirmed to, the said corporations respectively, and that they may purchase, take, receive, and enjoy any lands, tenements, rents, annuities, rights or privileges, or any goods, chattels or other effects, of what kind or nature soever, which shall, or may hereafter be given, granted, sold, bequeathed or devised unto either of them, by any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, capable of making such _ grant, and to dispose of the same: Provided, The clear annual income PY¤V¤¤°· of property to be acquired by either of said corporations, shall at no time exceed the sum of three thousand dollars. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said corporations respec- _Said corporatively, by the name and style aforesaid, be, and shall be hereafter, capa— Q: ble, in law and equity, to sue and be sued, within the District of Co- be ,,,,9,;, gw_ lumbia, and elsewhere, in as effectual a manner as other persons or corporations can sue or be sued, and that they shall adopt and use a common seal, and the same to use, alter or change at pleasure, to appoint a treasurer and secretary, and such other officers as they may deem necessary and proper, to assign them their duties, and fix their compensation, and to remove any or all of them, and appoint others, as often as they shall think fit, and to make such by-laws as may be useful for the government of the said asylum, and not inconsistent with
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