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Election of officers.

amendatory thereto, are hereby conferred upon said Hannibal and Naples Railroad Company.

$ 8. The said company shall, within one year after the passage of this act, elect one of their number president of said company; and said company may elect or appoint all necessary clerks, secretary, treasurer, and other officers necessary in the transaction of the business of said company; which president and other officers aforesaid shall be removable from their respective offices at the pleasure of the company; and said company shall have the power and they are hereby authorized and empowered to make all necessary by-laws, rules, regulations and ordinances that they may deem necessary and expedient to accomplish the designs and purposes and to carry into effect the provisions of this act, and for conducting the business and affairs of said company.

$ 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 12, 1863.

In force June 11, AN ACT to incorporate the Peoria, Pekin and Jacksonville Railroad Com1863.

pany.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Lucius Corporators. Hopkins, Alexander Studwell, and George T. Cobb, trustees

in the first mortgage or deed of trust, executed to them by the “Illinois River Railroad Company," and dated the first day of November, A. D. 1858; and Aaron Arnold, John Allen, Edwin L. Trowbridge, holders of bonds or obligations secured by said first mortgage or deed of trust, and their associates, who shall hereafter become purchasers of the railroad premises, franchises and property, described in said first mortgage or deed of trust, under or by virtue of the foreclosure thereof, or under or by virtue of any decree made, or hereafter to be made by any court within this State, directing or ordering the sale of said railroad premises, franchises and property, are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by and under the name of the Peoria, Pekin and Jacksonville Railroad Company, with perpetual

succession.

Dro. § 2. The said corporation hereby created is hereby perty. authorized and empowered to purchase and become the

owner of all and singular the railroad franchises, premises, property, real, personal and mixed, described in the afore

the purchase pro

To purchase pro

said first mortgage or deed of trust, and to use and enjoy the same; and that upon receiving a proper transfer, conveyance and assignment of the same, the said corporation hereby created, shall thereupon have, possess, and be vested with, and may lawfully use, enjoy and exercise any or all the corporate power, privileges, rights, immunities and franchises heretofore given or granted to the Illinois River Railroad Company, under or by virtue of any act or acts of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois.

$ 3. This act to take effect and be in full force from and after its passage.

APPROVED June 11, 1863.

AN ACT to amend the charter of the Peoria and Hannibal Railroad Com. In force August pany.

11, 1868.

subscription,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the stock subscriptions heretofore made by the county of Schuyler, in Schuyler county her corporate capacity, and the stock subscriptions made by sube the citizens of said county to the capital stock of the Peoria and Hannibal Railroad Company, now due and unexpended, shall, when expended, be paid for work done and expenses incurred on said road, within the limits of said county, and no part of said stock subscriptions hereafter expended, shall be applied on work done or expenses incurred on said road . without the limits of the said county of Schuyler.

§ 2. The time for the completion of the said Peoria and Time extended. Hannibal Railroad shall be extended for ten years from the date of the passage of this act, and all the rights and privileges of said corporation be extended for that length of time.

APPROVED June 11, 1863.

AN ACT to authorize the Chicago and North Western Railway Company to In force Pebru

create and issue preferred capital stock in exchange for its second mortgage ary 18, 1868. bonds and coupons, and to consolidate with other companies.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Chic cago and North Western Railway Company shall have

power, for the purpose of funding its second mortgage bonds and coupons, or any of them, to create and issue a preferred capital stock, in shares of one hundred dollars each, and to such aggregate amount as shall be necessary for the said purpose; and may establish preferences in respect to dividends, in favor of said stock, in such manner and to such extent and with such securities as it may deem expedient; and may exchange said stock, at par, for all or any part of its second mortgage bonds, and may fund the coupons issued with said bonds in said stock, and may exchange said stock at par for all or any part of said coupons.

§ 2. The said company or companies which it may connect or intersect, are hereby authorized to make running connections with each other, or consolidate their property and stock in such manner and upon such terms as they may agree upon, and in the manner and with the effect now provided by law: Provided, that no consolidation or running connection shall be made with any horse railroad company.

$ 3. "This act shall be a public act, and take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 13, 1863.

d, that" er and with terms property

In force February AN ACT to authorize and empower the “St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute 20, 1863.

Railroad Company,” to extend its railway, and to construct a railroad, from Paris, in Edgar county, so as to form a connection with the Wabash Valley · Railroad.

road.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the "St. May extend its Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad Company," shall

have power, and it is hereby authorized, to extend its railroad, and unite the same with the Wabash Valley Railroad; and, for that purpose, to build and construct a railroad, from Paris, in Edgar county, in a northeasterly direction, to the State line between the States of Illinois and Indiana, with the view of forming a connection with the Wabash Valley Railroad; and, for that purpose, full power is hereby given to said company to make and execute such contracts, with any other company, as will secure the construction of said road and the objects of said connection.

§ 2. The said St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad Company, in the construction and operation of said railroad, from Paris to the State line, and for the purposes of said 'extension and construction, shall have, possess, and

exercise all the powers, faculties, privileges, immunities and franchises now and at any time held by said company, or held by the Terre Haute, Alton and St. Louis Railroad Company, during its existence, by or under any law of this power to issue State; and shall also have power to create and issue addi- additional stock. tional stock, and to such aggregate amount as shall be deemed necessary, to carry out the objects of this act.

§ 3. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall take effect and be in force, from and after its passage.

APPROVED Feb. 20, 1863.

AN ACT to authorize the Saint Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad Com- In force Febru.

pany to extend its railroad, and form a connection with the Illinois Central ary 18, 1868. Railroad.

Extension

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Saint Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad Company shall road. have power and it is hereby authorized to extend its railroad, from its present terminus, in the city of Belleville, in the county of St. Clair, in a southeasterly direction, to the Illinois Central Railroad, and to unite and form a connection with the same; and, for that purpose, full power is given to said company to make and execute such contracts, with any other company, as will secure the construction of said road, and the object of said connection.

§ 2. That said St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Rail- Powers. road Company, in the extension aforesaid, and in the construction and operation of a railroad, from Belleville, in St. Clair county, to the Illinois Central Railroad, shall have, possess and exercise all the powers, faculties, privileges, immunities and franchises now and at any time held by said company, or by the Terre Haute, Alton and St. Louis Railroad Company, during its existence, by or under any law of this State; and shall, also, have power to create and issue additional stock, and to such aggregate amount as May isgue addishall be deemed necessary, to carry out the object of tional st this act.

§ 3. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall take effect and be in force, from and after its passage.

APPROVED Feb. 13, 1863.

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13, 1867 from and a public

In force February AN ACT to amend an act entitled “ An act to incorporate the Illinois South14, 1861.

ern Railroad Company," approved January 31st, 1857.

branch roads.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the May construct Illinois Southern Railroad Company be and are hereby

authorized, under and in accordance with their chartered privileges, to extend their line of railroad, by building a branch railroad, from some point, on their present line of railroad, at or near Harrisburgh in Saline county, to Brooklyn, in Massac county. And said company is further authorized, hereby, in like manner, to build another branch railroad, from some point on the line of their road, at or near St. Francisville, to the Lawrenceville station, on the Ohio and Mississippi railroad, in Lawrence county, in this State.

§ 2. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 14, 1063.

In force Febru. AN ACT to enable purchasers of railroads sold under mortgages, deeds of ary 14, 1868.

trust, or otherwise, hereinafter mentioned, to become corporations.

sociate others with them.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That it shall be competent and lawful for the purchaser or purchasers of the Peoria and Oquawka Railroad, the Racine and Mississippi Railroad, and the Quincy and Chicago Railroad, or either of them said railroads, under any mortgage or deed of trust, or by virtue of the decree of any proper

court, for the purpose of more conveniently managing the Purchasers to as- same to associate with themselves such persons or parties

as they shall see fit and proper therein ; and to cause to be made and issued to the parties so associated certificates of stock of the same designations and descriptions as were issued under the original charter, and acts incorporating the company, which may have owned such road theretofore: Provided, however, that the whole amount of such stock so issued shall not exceed the amount of the cost of said road and the equipment thereof, estimated at fifty thousand dol

lars per mile. To eieet direct. § 2. There shall be called, by the purchasers of said

road, a meeting of the parties holding certificates of stock so issued, to be held at some place in this State, at such time as may be convenient. At which meeting, so called, all of the holders of said stock or certificates may be represented by person or by proxy; and the stockholders so present, in person or by proxy, shall be authorized and empowered to elect a board of directors, to consist of the same number as was provided in the original charter and

ors.

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