||112 LAWS OF UTAH. - nany," passed by the Provisional Government of the State of Deseret, approved Sept. 14 1850 is hereby amended, confirmed and legalized as follows:- ' Be it ordained by the General Assembly of the State of Deseret: That a general Conference of the Church of Jesus. Christ of Latter-day Saints, or a special Conference of said Church, to be called at such time and place as the First Presidency of said Church shall appoint, is hereby authorized to elect, by a majority, a company of not less than thirteen men, one of whom shall be designated as their President, and the others as Assistants. Sec. 2.-This company is hereby made and constituted a body corporate, under the name and style of "The Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company;" and shall have perpetual succession, and may have and use a common seal which they may alter at pleasure. Sec. 3.-Said company, under the name and style aforesaid, shall have power to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended in all courts of law or equity, and in all actions whatsoever; to purchase, receive and hold, either by donation, or deposit, or otherwise, money and every kind of property real and personal; to emit bills of credit and exchange; to sell, lease, convey or dispose of property real and personal; and, finally, to do and perform any and all such acts as shall be necessary and proper for the interest, protection, convenience or benefit of said company. Sec. 4.-A majority or such members of said company as may at any time be in the immediate neighborhood of their President, shall form a quorum to do business, and shall elect a Secretary and Treasurer, and shall have power to select and appoint all other officers and agents necessary to transact the business of said company. Sec. 5.-The President and Assistants shall individually give bond and security in a sum not less than ten thousand dollars, to be approved by the First President of said Church, and filed in the General Church Recorder's office. Sec. 6.-The Secretary and Treasurer, and all other officers or agents appointed by the company, shall give bonds and security, to be approved by the President of the company, and filed in the company Secretary's office. Sec. 7.-There shall be a general settlement of all business transactions of the company, so far as'returns received from abroad will permit, as often as once in each year; and it shall be the duty of all the officers and agents to make out correct returns of all their transactions, and deliver or transmit them to the Secretary of said company on or before the first day of December in each year; and, as soon as practicable thereafter, it shall be the duty of the President of the company to produce or exhibit a manifest thereof, and file it in the Secretary's office and file a eopy of said manifest in the General Church Recorder's office. Sec. 8.-It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to keep an accurate account of all money or property received and disbursed by him, and make returns as hereinbefore directed. See. 9.-The company shall have the power of appointing and removing their officers and agents at pleasure; and it shall be the duty of said,persons when removed to pay and pass into the hands of their respective successors, or of the company, all monies, property, books, papers and accounts, of every name and nature, belonging or in any way pertaining to the business of said company. Sec. 10.-The entire proceeds of the business of this company shall inure to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund for the poor, whether arising from donations, insurance, deposits, exchange, increased value of property, or in any other way or mancer . whatsoever; and the general business of the company shall be devoted, under the direction and supervision of the First Presidency of said Church, to promote, facilitate and accomplish tlie emigration of the poor. Sec. 11.-The members of this company shall hold their offices at the pleasure of the Conferences hereinbefore mentioned; but the First Presidency of said Church shall have power to fill all vacancies that may occur by death, removal, or otherwise; and all persons so appointed shall qualify and serve as hereinbefore directed, and hold their offices until superseded by an election. Sec. 12.-"No officer, agent or member of the company shall be permitted to retain in his hands any portion of the funds of the company as compensation, but may receive such remuneration as shall be awarded upon settlement with tne Board of President and Assistants. Sec. 13.-All persons receiving assistance from the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company shall be held responsible therefor until paid. Sec. 14.-The islands in Great Salt Lake known as Stansbury's Island and Antelope Island are hereby reserved and appropriated for the use and benefit of said company, and said islands shall be under the exclusive control of President Brigham Young. Approved Jan. 12,1856.