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crees have been rendered in Courts of Record in this State, since the
19th day of January, A.D. 1861, the party against whom such judg-
ment has been rendered, shall be entitled to a new trial or appeal, A stonepezia
on affidavit that he was unavoidably absent from the Court at the
time of the rendition of the judgment, Provided the Court shall be
satisfied from all the facts which may be submitted by affidavit by
both parties that such good and meritorious defence exists, and
that such application for new trial or appeal shall be made within
twelve months after the passage of this Act.

Sec. II. Repeals conflicting laws.
Approved 6th March, 1866.

(No. 127.) An Act to legalize certain contructs made by Executors, Administrators,

Guardians, and Trustees, with persons of color, and white persons, and authorize the making of such contracts in the future, and prescribe the effect of the same.

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10. SECTION I. The General Assembly of the State of Georgia do enact, From and after the passage of this Act that all contracts heretofore made, in good faith, by Executors, Administrators, Guardians and Contracts of Trustees, for labor or service, with persons of color or with wbite &e, made persons, for the benefit of the estate, ward or cestui que trust, respectively represented by them, shall not be void for want of authority in said Executors, Administrators, Guardians and Trustees, to make the same, but all such contracts shall be placed upon the same footing, and have the same effect, as contracts made by authority of law, and the acts of all such Executors, Administrators, Guardians and Trustees, in making the same are hereby legalized and confirmed.

11. Sec. II. It shall and may be lawful hereafter for all Executors, Administrators, Guardians and Trustees to make contracts for labor or service with persons of color or with white persons, for deco, may the benefit of the estate, ward or ccstui que trust, respectively rep- labor. resented by them, upon such terms as they may deem best, and all such contracts made in good faith shall be a charge upon and bind Contract the estate, ward, or cestui que trust, respectively represented by them estate. whenever the same are approved by the Ordinary of the county.

SEC III. Repeals conflicting laws.
Aproved 12th March, 1866.

Executors,

contract for

charge upon

(No. 128.) An Act relative to Bonds of Trustees. 12. Section I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, That all bonds given by Trustees shall be made pay

Hospitals. Quarantine Regulations, &c. Bonds made able to the Ordinary of the county where the Judge requiring said payable to Ordinary. bond shall determine, and that such Ordinary shall act in relation

to taking such bond and receiving security, as said Judge may direct.

Approved 24th February, 1866.

Duty of
Grdinary.

TITLE XXI.

HEALTH AND QUARANTINE.

tax.

corporate

may provide

Sec. 1. Inferior Conrt or corporate anthorities Sec. 3. Debts contracied to be paid by extra

may provide Small Pox Hospitals.
Quarantine regulations.

4. Governor to procure Vaccine matter. 2. To keep account of expenses.

(No. 129.)
An Act to prevent the spread of Small Pox in this State.

WHEREAS, The Small Pox has been introduced, and is likely to Preamble. spread into every county in this State, thereby causing great ex

pense and trouble to the people:

1. Sec. I. Therefore be it enacted, Sc., That the Justices of the Inferior Ct. Inferior Court of each county, or the corporate authorities of any authorities town, or city, in this State, within the inits of which any cese or Hospital. cases of Small Pox may appear, or has appeared, are hereby author

ized and empowered to provide a suitable Hospital for those so afflicted, and to furnish them with medical, and any other attention

that, in their judgment, those so afflicted may require, also to proQuarantine vide proper quarantine regulations to prevent the spread of said

disease, Provided, that no person, or persons, shall be forced to Persons prop-leave his, or her home, to go to said Hospital, when they are profot, not forced perly provided for and guarded at their own expense. Said Court shall not pay any expense

of

any case so situated. 2. SEC. II. That said Court or corporate authorities shall make,

or cause to be made, a proper and just account of all expenses acAccount of cruing from said quarantine, and other attention, either medical or

nursing, of all of whom they have under their control, and who submit to the regulations of said Court, or corporate authorities.

3. Sec. III. That the Inferior Courts, and the said corporate au

thorities in the several counties and cities of this State be and are not be paid by hereby authorized to levy an extra tax sufficient to pay all just,

equitable debts contracted under the provisions of this Act.

4. Sec. IV. That His Excellency, the Governor, be, and he is cine matter, hereby requested and required to procure the necessary quantity of

genuine Vaccine matter, at such reasonable compensation as he

erly provided

to go to Hospital.

expenses.

extra tax.

Governor to procure Vac

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City Loap and Savings Bank, of Savannah.

may contract for, and have the same transmitted to the Justices of
the Inferior Courts of each county in this State for immediate use.

Sec. V. Repeals conflicting laws.
Approved 5th February, 1866.

TITLE XXII.

JOINT STOCK COMPANIES.
I. BANKS.
II. BUILDING AND LOAN.
III. CANAL, &C.
IV. EXPRESS.

V. GAS LIGHT.
VI. INSURANCE.
VII. LAND AND LUMBER.
VIII. MANUFACTURING.
IX. MINING.

X. MINING AND MANUFACTURING.
XI. MEDICAL COLLEGE.
XII. RAIL ROAD.
XIII. SHELL ROAD.
XIV. STEAMBOAT.

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I. BANKS.
Аст.
No. 130, CITY LOAN ASSOCIATION AND SAVINGS BANK OF AUGUSTA.
is 131. LAGRANGE SAVINGS BANK.

132. MECHANICS SAVINGS ASSOCIATION OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS.
" 133. MECHANICS SAVINGS BANK OF AUGUSTA.
“ 134. PLANTERS LOAN AND BANKING ASSOCIATION.
" 135. SAVINGS BANK OF AUGUSTA.
" 136. SAVINGS BANK OF SAVANNAH.
6 137. SOUTHERN SAVINGS BANK AND COMMERCIAL AGENCY.

138. SOUTHERN BANK OF AMERICA.

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(No. 130.) An Act to incorporate the City Loan Association and Savings Bank of

Augusta.

Sec. I. The Generul Assemblij of the State of Georgia do enact, That Henry Myers, M. H. Howard, F. C. Barber, Joseph T. Carr, John E. Marley, W. A. Ramsey, William C. Barber, and John Incorporated Kenny, or any four of them, who may organize under this Act, are, with their associates, and successors, hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, to receive deposits of money on interest, or for accommodation, and to loan the same, under the name Name. and style of the “City Loan Association and Savings Bank of Augusta", and by this name and style are hereby invested with the following rights, powers and privileges, and made subject to the following restrictions :

LaGrange Savings Bank.

Capital stock.

.

May hold property.

Discount

Dotes, &c.

SEC. II. The capital stock of said Company, shall be one hun. dred thousand dollars, and divided into shares of fifty dollars each, with the privilege of increasing the same to any sum not exceeding four hundred thousand dollars, as may be deemed expedient by them, to meet the wants of the community, and the said capital stock shall stand pledged as a fund, for the security of deposits.

SEC. III, The Stockholders shall have power to make rules, regPowers, &c. ulations, and by-laws, for the management and direction of the af

fairs of the corporation, and in accordance with the laws of this State, through their properly constituted officers. They shall have power and authority to have, and use a corporate seal, and to alter the same, to sue, and be sued, plead, and be impleaded, to hold, possess, and enjoy property, real, personal, and mixed, and sell, transfer, and convey, the same, and to receive, and hold, and dispose of any and of all property, conveyed or mortgaged, as security for any loan or debt, to discount notes, and levy and sell bills of exchange, and no member of said corporation shall transfer any portion of his or her shares, or interest therein, without the consent of the directors, unless all debts and loans, due from them, shall be paid, and the said company shall do all things which they shail deem needful, for the safe and successful management of the

corporate business. They may issue certificates to depositors, but Not to issue shall not issue notes or bills as a circulating medium.

This cor poration may commence business so soon as fifty per cent in each share subscribed for, is paid in.

SEC. IV. The stockholders shall be bound to the extent of their ktochtholdero unpaid stock, for the deposits in their corporation, for twelve

months after the same may be transferred to any other person ;
Provided, That if the Stock holder so transferring his stock, shall
advertise for six months in some newspaper published at the place
where the said corporation does its chief business, he shall be re-
leased from all liabilities, except as to creditors, who may sue with-
in said six months.

SEC. V. The act shall take effect from the time of its passage.
Sec. VI. Repeals conflicting laws.
Approved 21st March, 1866.

bills.

Liability of

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Proviso,

Incorporation.

(No. 131.) An Act to incorporate the LaGrunge Savings Bank. Sec. I. Be it enacted, gc.. That F. A. Frost, B. H. Hill, R. A. T. Ridley, Jesse McLendon and Thomas J. Thornton, and their associates and successors, be constituted a body corporate to receive de

posits of money, with or without interest, and to loan the same, unName. Chier der the name and style of the “LaGrange Savings Bank”, and its

chief office at LaGrange Georgia. And by this name and style, are hereby invested with the following rights, powers, and privileges, and made subject to the following restrictions :

Mechanics Savings Bank, of Augusta.

holders.

SEC. II. The capital stock shall be twenty-five thousand dollars, Capital stock divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, with the privilege of in reasing it to any sum, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, as may be deemed expedient by them, to meet the wants of the community. The said capital stock shall be a fund pledged Pledged.. for the security of deposits.

SEC. III. There shall not be less than five Stockholders, and in order stockall elections for officers, and in all votes upon any matter which may come before the Stockholders, each Stockholder shall be entitled to one vote for each share of one hundred dollars, owned by Votes. him, her, or them. Sec. IV. The Stockholders shall have power to make rules, reg-Powers

, ulations and by-laws, for the management and direction of its affairs, and in accordance with the laws of this State, through their properly constituted officers. They shall have power and authority to do all things which they may think needful, for the safe and successful management of the institution. They may issue certificates to depositors, but shall not issue notes or bills as a circulating medium.

Sec. V. The Institution shall go into operation as soon as the when comcapital stock shall have been paid in, but not before. This char-mence. ter shall continue for thirty years.

SEC. VI. Repeals conflicting laws.
Approved 12th March, 1866.

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(No. 132.) An Act to amend an Act, entitled un Act, to incorporate the Mechanics

Sasings Association, of the city of Columbus, assented 10 April 13th, 1863.

Sec. I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, That wherever the words “ Confederate States” occur in said char-Striking ont ter, the same shall be stricken out, and the words 6. United States" and insertin gs. inserted in lieu thereof.

SEC. II. That whenever the business of the said Association shall justify an increase of capital, the same may be increased from Increase of time to time by the vote of a majority of the Stockholders, so that the same shall not exceed forty thousand shares.

SEC. III. Repeals conflicting laws.
Approved 23rd February, 1866.

(No. 133.)
An Act to incorporate the Mechanics Savings Bank of Augusta.
SEC. I. The General Assembly of the State of Georgta do enact,
That Henry Moore, Porter Fleming, John H. Baker, John D. Butt,
George McCord, C. A. Rowland, John Craig, Charles Estes, W. E

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