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six of the said Directors shall remain in office three years, three for two years, and the Term of office, remaining three for one year from the period of their election, the order of retirement being as follows: the three Directors last elected shall go out first; the six Directors first elected shall go out after three years, and the three Directors elected next after the said six Directors, shall go out at the expiration of two years, and so ou: Provided Proviso : qualification always, that no person shall be elected a Director, unless he shall be an annual of Directors, subscriber to the amount of Twenty Shillings; and if any person shall have subscribed and paid or shall hereafter subscribe and pay the sum of Twenty-five Pounds Currency, and shall annually thereafter subscribe and pay the sum of Twenty-five Shillings Currency to the said Hospital, such person shall be a life Director in addition to the twelve Directors to be elected as aforesaid.
IV. And be it enacted, That the said Directors shall at their first meeting choose Directors to olecta from among themselves a President and Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer, President, &c. who shall respectively remain in Office for the period during which, according to the order of retirement above mentioned, they shall be entitled to remain in Office as Directors: Provided always, that any such President, Vice-President or Director, Proviso, Secretary or Treasurer shall be eligible for re-election at the expiration of his term of office : Provided also, that the said Secretary and Treasurer may be removed, before Proviso, the expiration of their term of office, by the votes of a majority of the said Directors, for misconduct or the unsatisfactory discharge of their duties. V. And be it enacted, That the said Directors shall have power to frame a constitution
Directors to mako byfor the said Corporation, and to alter the same when they shall deem it expedient, and laws for certain purfrom time to time to make such by-laws, rules and regulations for the admission into,
poses; and internal management and regulation of the said Hospital, or for the holding of Meetings of the said Directors, and the proceedings thereat, and generally for all purposes relative to the conduct and well working of the said Corporation, and the management of the business and affairs thereof, as shall seem meet and expedient to them, and from time to time to repeal, alter or amend such by-laws, or any of them; and they and to appoint offishall also have power to appoint such Officers or Servants for the proper management cers. of the said Hospital, as they shall consider proper, and to remove him, her or them at pleasure, and appoint others in their places.
VI. And be it enacted, That the number of votes to which any subscriber shall be Scale of votos. entitled at all meetings for the election of Directors, shall be as follows: a subscriber who shall annually pay Ten Shillings shall be entitled to one vote; a subscriber paying Thirty Shillings, two votes; a subscriber paying Fifty Shillings, three votes ; a subscriber paying Five Pounds, four votes; a subscriber paying Ten Pounds, five votes ; a subscriber paying Fifteen Pounds, six votes, and a subscriber paying Twenty Pounds, shall be entitled to seven votes: Provided always, that no subscriber for any amount Proviso. shall be entitled to vote or take part in the proceedings at any such meeting, who shall not have paid up his annual subscription.
VII. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the said Trustees to invest in Investing and accounta - good and sufficient securities, all moneys which may at any time come into their hands ing for money.
for the use and support of the said Hospital, which may not be required for the
• Power to sue and be power to sue or be sued, implead or be impleaded, in any of the Courts in this Province sued. having competent jurisdiction, for any cause of action touching the property vested in the said Trustees, and for any moneys due or payable to them or their predecessors, for the rent or rents of any lands or buildings, or on any account whatever; and to act
all suv, of the be it
in all matters touching the collection and control of the funds of the said Hospital, and the management and disposition of any lands belonging to the same, as to them or a majority of them shall appear most conducive to the interest of their trust.
ix. And be it enacted, That this Act shall be a public Act.
[ 2d August, 1851. ] Preamble:
THEREAS an Association has been formed in the City of Toronto under the
name of The Orphans' Home and Female Aid Society, for the purpose of affording relief and support to friendless orphans and destitute females of the said City and of the County of York, and in addition thereto, to afford religious and moral instruction to all who may become dependent thereon ; and whereas the Association is composed of the several persons hereinafter mentioned, who have by petition prayed that they and their successors may be incorporated under certain regulations and provisions hereinafter mentioned: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An Act to re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Mary G. Sherwood, Clara L. Cayley, Mary Carthew, Harriet E. Gamble, Charlotte B. Ridout, Caroline M. Rahn, Mary S. Macdonald, Wilmot Cumberland, Isabella Baby, Mary Ann Musson, Mary Ann Thomas, M. Thomas, Marianne Lidell, Augusta Draper, Caroline Moffatt, Mary Burns, Caroline Jarvis, Mary S. Jarvis, Elizabeth B. Burns, Alice Clark, Caroline Carthew, Harriet Lett, Mary A. O'Brien, Emma Robinson, Emily M. Lefroy, Mary Robinson, Sarah Ann Boulton, Harriet E. M. Boulton, Sarah Heath, Georgiana Harman, Ann Esten, Eliza Heward, Mary Cosens, Diana Moffatt, Sarah Spragge, Mary Browne, Eliza Stanton, Sarah Nation, Anna Mary Crickmore, Julia Howard Bovell, Emma C. Delandes, Henrietta
Robarts, Louisa Galt, Lilla Van Koughnet, Mary Emily Brock, Hannah Paterson, Leonora Certain persons incor- Wakefield, and such other persons as shall
, under the provisions of this Act, become members of the said Institution, shall be and are hereby declared to be a body politic Corporate name and and corporate, in deed and in name, by the name of The Orphans' Home and Female
Aid Society, Toronto, and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and a common seal, and shall have power from time to time to alter, renew or change such common seal at their pleasure, and shall by the same name from time to time and at all times hereafter be able and capable to purchase, acquire, hold, possess and enjoy, and to
have, take and receive to them and their successors to and for the uses and purposes of Real property.
the said corporation, any land, tenements and hereditaments and real or immoveable property and estate situate, lying and being within this Province, not exceeding in yearly value the sum of One Thousand Pounds, currency, and the same to sell, alienate and dispose of, and to purchase others in their stead for the same purposes, and by the same name shall and may be able and capable in law to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto in all Courts of law and places whatsoever in as large, ample and beneficiat a manner as any other body politic or corporate, or as any persons able or capable in law may or can sué or be sued, implead or be impleaded,
answer or be answered unto in any manner whatsoever, and shall have power and By.laws.
authority to make and establish such rules, orders and regulations, not being contrary. to this Statute nor to the laws in force in this Province, as shall be deemed useful or necessary for the interests of the said Corporation and for the management thereof, and for the admission of members into the said Corporation, and from time to time to alter, repeal and change the said rules, orders and regulations or any of them, and shall and may do, execute and perform all and singular, other the matters and things relating to
the said Corporation and the management thereof, which shall or may appertain thereto, subject nevertheless to the rules, regulations, stipulations and conditions hereinafter prescribed and established.
II. And be it enacted, That an annual general meeting of the members of the Annual General Corporation shall be held on the first Tuesday of the month of June in each and every held, and for what year, or if any such Tuesday be a Holiday, or if the election hereinafter mentioned be purposes. not for any cause then had, then on such day as shall be appointed in the manner hereinafter mentioned, for the annual election of Directresses and Managers, a Secretary, a Treasurer or other Office-bearers of the said Society, as to the said Corporation shall seem meet, by and through the majority of such members present at such general meeting, and for the transaction of all such matters and things relating to the affairs of thè said Corporation for the year preceding such first Tuesday in the said month of June, and for the adjustment and settlement of the accounts and business of the said Corporation for the said preceding year; Provided always, that the said Corporation,
Proviso: Special Geon a requisition signed by not less than five of the members thereof, may, at any time, neral Meetings may by a notice to be inserted
for not less than five days, in one or more of the newspapers and for what purposes. published in the City of Toronto, call a general meeting of the members of the said Corporation, specifying the hour, day, place and object of the said meeting; and the members of the Society, or the majority thereof, at any such extraordinary meeting as aforesaid, shall have power and authority to make, revise, alter or rescind any rules, orders and regulations for the management of the Corporation, after notice of any motion for introducing any new rule, or for any such repeal or alteration, shall have been given at the general meeting next immediately preceding that at which such motion shall be made and considered, and to admit new members, and to fill up all vacancies which may occur among the said Directresses and Managers, Secretary and Treasurer aforesaid, and generally to do and perform all such matters and things as may be conducive to the well being of the said Corporation.
III. And be it enacted, I'hat all and every the estate and property, real and personal, Property of tho Assobelonging to, or hereafter to be acquired by the members of the said Association, and ciation vested in the all debts, claims and rights whatsoever, due to them as such, shall be and are hereby Officers, By-laws, &c, vested in the Corporation hereby established, and the Directresses, Managers, Secretary Corporation until it be and Treasurer, appointed or to be appointed before the first annual general meeting otherwise ordered. shall be held under the authority of this Act, shall be and continue to bethe Directresses, Managers, Secretary and Treasurer of the said Corporation, until others in their stead, or the same, shall be elected at such annual general meeting, in the manner herein provided ; and the rules, orders and regulations now made or to be made for the management of the Association herein first mentioned, shall be and continue to be the rules, orders and regulations of the said Corporation until altered or repealed in the manner herein provided ; and the said rules, orders and regulations shall be submitted By-laws, &c. to bo to the members of the said Society for their approval and confirmation at such first submitted for revision general meeting as aforesaid, at which they may be confirmed, rejected, altered, ing. amended, or new rules substituted for them, without any previous notice; anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
IV. And be it enacted, That the Directresses and Managers for the time being shall Powers of the Direchave power to appoint such officers and servants of the said Corporation as shall be tresses and Managers, necessary for the well conducting of the business of the same, and to allow to them such compensation for their services respectively as shall be reasonable and proper; and the said Directresses and Managers shall be capable of exercising such other powers and authority for the well governing and ordering of the affairs of the said Corporation as shall be prescribed by the rules, orders and regulations of the said Corporation.
V. And be it enacted, That nothing herein contained shall have the effect, or be Non-liability of Memconstrued to have the effect, of rendering all or any of the said several persons hereinbefore mentioned, or all or any of the members of the said Corporation, or any person whomsoever, individually liable or accountable for or by reason of any debt, contract or security, incurred or entered into for or by reason of the said Corporation,
or for, or on account, or in respect of any matter or thing whatsoever, relating to the
said Corporation. Married women may VI. And be it enacted, That it shall not be necessary to the validity of any act act without their huse bands.
performed by any married woman, as a member of the said Corporation, or to her becoming such, that she be thereunto specially authorized by her husband; any law,
usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding. Rights of the Crown, VII. And be it enacted, That nothing herein contained shall affect or be considered &c. saved.
to affect, in any manner or way, the rights of Her Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors, or of any person or persons, or of any body politic or corporate, such only excepted as are herein before mentioned and provided for.
VIII. And be it enacted, That the said Corporation shall be bound, when required accounts, &c.
by the Governor or person administering the Government of this Province for the time being, to render true statements of their receipts and expenditure, and of the real and
personal estate held and enjoyed by the said Corporation. Public Act,
IX. And be it enacted, That this Statute shall be deemed a Public Act, and shall be judicially taken notice of as such by all Judges, Justices of the Peace, and other persons whomsoever, without being specially pleaded.
ation to render
CAP. X X X V.
[2d August, 1851. ] Preamble.
TT/HEREAS an Institution supported by voluntary contributions and by grants
from the Legislature, has long subsisted in the City of Toronto, called and known as “ The House of Industry," the object and purposes of which are to provide for the destitute poor of the said City, and to promote and encourage habits of honest industry in the young who have sought its protection; And whereas the management of the said Institution has hitherto been vested in three Trustees and a Committee selected annually at a public meeting of the inhabitants of the said City of Toronto; And whereas the Reverend Henry James Grasett, M. A., Clerk, William Cawthra, Esquire, and John Ewart, Esquire, are at present Trustees of the said Institution and acting in the management and the government of the same; And whereas the said Trustees and others, interested in the welfare of the said Institution, have by their petition represented that the said Institution would be rendered much more efficient by giving to it the character of a Corporation: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An Acl to re-unite the Provinces
of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada, and it is hereby Certain persons incor- enacted by the authority of the same, That the said Henry James Grasett, William purated
Cawthra, and John Ewart, together with the Mayor of Toronto, for the time being, the Reverend Stephen Lett, L.L.D., Clerk, the Reverend Alexander Geikie, the Honorable John Elmsley, John Arnold, John Doel, Samuel Spreule, James William Brent, Peter Paterson, William Mathers, Edward H. Rutherford and William Montague Westmacott, and all others who may from time to time be elected to succeed them, in manner hereinafter mentioned, as Trustees and Managers, shall be and they are hereby
nominated and constituted a body politic and corporate by the name and style of “ The Corporato namo. Trustees of the Toronto House of Industry.” Corporate powers,
II. And be it enacted, That the said Corporation shall have perpetual succession, and may have a common seal, with power to change, alter, break and renew the same when and as often as they shall think proper; and may, under the same name, contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, prosecute and be prosecuted, in all Courts and places whatsoever in this Province; and that by the same
name, ceiving the protection or female, having the protection or aid of the said Institution, to such persons or person, of the Institution. and upon such terms as to the said Trustees and Managers may seem fit and proper, and for that purpose, on behalf of, and for such youth and themselves, to enter into, and make with any persons or person with whom such youth may be placed by the said Trustees and Managers, articles of apprenticeship or agreement; and such articles or agreement may be enforced as well by action at law or in equity for breach thereof, warranting any such action, as by summary application to a Magistrate or Justice of the Peace, (who is hereby authorized and empowered to act thereon) on any such occasion as would according to the laws of this Province warrant the interference or adjudication of any one more Justice or Justices of the Peace in disputes or difficulties between Masters and Apprentices: Provided always, that a copy of the articles of Proviso, indenture apprenticing such youth shall, within three days from the time that such
name, they the said Trustees and Managers, and their successors, from time to time and
III. And be it enacted, That the said Trustees and Managers shall keep or cause to Books be kept in a book to be opened for that purpose, a list of all subscribers to the and donors to be kept. said Institution, and that a meeting of the said subscribers shall be held annually on the second Wednesday in the month of January in each year, (the first of such meetings Annual meeting. to be on the second Wednesday in January next) at such time and place as the Trustees and Managers for the time being shall, by notice thereof given in some newspaper published in the city of Toronto, appoint; and at each such meeting a report in Report, writing of the affairs and management of the said Institution, and of all moneys received and expended, and of all property, moveable and immoveable, then held by the Institution, and also of the numbers of persons received into, or discharged from the house, and of all persons relieved out of the house, under their proper heads, shall be exhibited by the Trustees and Managers for the year then past. And at such meetings, Vacancies how Glled.. vacancies shall be filled up in the number of Trustees which may have occurred during the year by resignation, absence for twelve months from the City, neglecting to attend to any of the business of the Institution for six consecutive months, when not absent from the City, or death. And also, at the same meeting, the persons then present who Managers to be electa shall be respectively subscribers of a sum not less than Ten Shillings annually, or ed. donors who shall have contributed at any one time a sum of money not less than Twelve Pounds Ten Shillings, or shall have given lands to the value of Twenty-Five Pounds, shall elect from the subscribers or donors of like amounts, twenty-five fit and proper persons as Managers of the said Institution, who, with the Trustees, shall be the governing body of the Institution: Provided always, that if from any cause such Proviso. meeting shall not take place at the time aforesaid, such meeting may be called as aforesaid at any subsequent time.
IV. And be it enacted, That the said Trustees and Managers shall and may send Trustees may apprena out to service and apprentice thereto, or to any healthy trade or business, all youths, male tice out youths re:
song as Managers fubscribers or donors ands to the value of