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an equal number of votes, the board of directors shall designate:
the new hoard of directors shall meet at such place in this state, as the
preceding board of directors shall have selected, on the first Monday
in May, annually, at which time the duties of their office shall com-
mence, and shall forthwith elect, from their own body, a president
and vice-president, and shall appoint a secretary and treasurer, who
shall be members of the corporation. Not less than six directors
shall constitute a quorum; and all the officers, including the directors,
shall continue in office until others arc legally elected and accept their

Dec. Ses. 1822

5. And be it enacted, That so much of the income or disposable
funds of the said corporation, as the board of directors shall deem
proper, conformably to the constitution and by-laws of the same, shall
be applied to the relief and support of the widows and orphan chil-
dren of deceased members thereof, and of such other relatives as shall
be designated by the said constitution or by-laws as objects of their
care, and in such manner and to such extent as is thereby authorised.

of funds.

6. And be it enacted, That the treasurer shall give bond for the
faithful discharge of the duties of his office, in such sum as the direc-
tors shall deem reasonable; he shall render an account of all his trans-
actions to the board of directors, by whom the same shall be exam-
ined and settled at the annual meeting on the first Monday of May
aforesaid; and he shall deliver all books and property, and pay all
monies in his hands to his successors in office when required.

er shall give
bond, &c.

7. And be it enacted, That the mode of convening special meet-
ings of the board of directors may be fixed by the by-laws, and no
alterations or amendments in the constitution or by-laws shall be
made unless previously proposed at the annual meeting of the di-
rectors, and on being approved by two thirds of the members pre-
sent, the same shall be submitted to the members of the corporation,
and if approved by two thirds of the said members, the said alterations
and amendments, or any of them, shall at the next annual meeting be
adopted and become a part of the constitution and by-laws aforesaid.

Special meet-
ation of con-

8. And be it enacted, That the first board of directors shall be
chosen as before provided on the first Monday of October next, and
the present acting officers of the institution, including the board of
directors, shall discharge the functions of their respective offices un-
til the first Monday of May in the year of our Lord eighteen hun-
dred and twenty four, and until they shall be succeeded by others,
elected according to the provisions of this act.

Present of-

9. And be it enacted, That nothing herein contained shall be so
construed as to prevent the repeal of this act whenever the legisla-
ture of this state may deem proper so to do.



An act to incorporate the Jefferson Association of Baltimore.
WHEREAS Benjamin Bond, Daniel Metzger, Ephraim Smith, Jo-
seph Sumwalt, Thomas Perkins and others, have formed themselves
into a society for the laudable purpose of affording relief to each
other, and their respective families, in the event of sickness, distress,
and death, and have prayed an act of incorporation, that they may
better execute their intentions; and the legislature being desirous of
promoting such institutions, therefore,

Passed Feb.
18, 1823.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That
Benjamin Bond, Daniel Metzger, Ephraim Smith, Joseph Sumwalt,
Thomas Perkins, and others, that now are, or may hereafter become


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