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Sec. 9. If it should so happen that any election should Annual elec- not be made the day, when, by the provisions of this act, it tion.
should be made, the association shall not for that reason be dissolved, but said election may be held on any other day within sixty days thereafter, public notice being given by putting up notices in three of the most public places in Greenville, or,
by publication in some newspaper of the State, by order of Fr: the president and directors of said company. I will sets fast SEÇ. 10. This act shall be construed favorably in all courts
and places whatsoever, and shall be in force for the period of
* Approved, February 23, 1841. ;
An ACT to incorporate the Schuyler County Manufacturing and TransIn force. Feb. 7, ""!!!
* portation Company. 24, 1841. . ini? ".
Séc. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Henry /. *Anderson, his associates and successors and assigns, hc, and they are
hereby constituted a body corporate and politic ly the name Name & style of “The Cedar Mill Company," and by that name and style
they and their successors shall in law be capable of suing and being sued in all courts and places whatsoever; shall have a
common seal, and shall by their corporate name be capable in Powers. str. law of holding and conveying any real or personal estate for
the uses and purposes of said company, in enabling them to carry out the objects for which they were incorporated;
Provided, That the quantity of land to be held by them shall I Proviso.
not exceed six hundred and forty acres. '
Sec. 2. The company shall have power and authority to built. may be erect mills, to carry on the manufacture of flour and lumber
and to establish a boat-yard, to construct; build, and repair steam and other boats, to put the same in operation, and to
transport freight and passengers thereon, to enter into con Further now tracts, and execute agreements, and to do all other acts neces":
sary for carrying on said business and protecting the interest of said company; and to make, ordain and establish all necesare sary by-laws not inconsistent with the laws and Constitution' of the United States, and of this Staté.''
Sec. 3. The capital stock of said company shall consist of
, not more than fifty thousand dollars, divided into shares of one Capital stock deemed "per hundred dollars, and the corporation hereby created shall sonal proper-continue for twenty years. The stoek of said company shall ty. be deemed personal property.. . "
Sec. 4. The affairs of said company shall be under the Precontrol of five directors, to be chosen by the stockholders in
such manner as the by-laws direct, and shall continue in office a of office for one year and until their successors shall be chosen.
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An ACT: supplemental to an act to incorporate the Mount Carbon Coal
Company to one million of in force, Feb. dollars for the purposes hereinafter Company, and to increase the capital of sated.'
26, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Mount Carbon Coal Company are hereby authorized and empowered to locate, construct, and finally complete a railroad for å double Location. or single tract, not exceeding ten rods in width on level ground, commencing at the said company's coal mines on the
county, thence to the river or any other navigable stream in said county; and for the purpose of cuttings, embankments, stone, wood and gravel, may take as much more land as may per security and construction of said railroad; Provided, Provisó. That all damages that may be occasioned to any person or persons, or corporations, by the taking of such land or materials for the purposes aforesaid, shall be paid for by said company, in the manner hereinafter provided. Sec. 2. The cabital s
' creased to one million of dollars, divisible into shares of fifty dollars each, on the terms and under the conditions and provisions spécified and contained in the original act of incorpo
.;' huru ration of said company.
Sec. 3. A toll is hereby granted and established for the Toll granted. sole benefit of said company, upon all passengers and property of all descriptions, which may be conveyed or transported on said railroad at such rates per milé as may be agreed upon and established from time to time by the directors of said company; and they are hereby authorized to erect toll houses, buildings, establish gates and demand toll upon the road when completed, and upon sich points thereof as shall from time to time be completed.
SEC. 4. The said company shall be holden to pay all dam- Damages ages that may arise to any person or corporation by taking company. their land, stone, wood, and gravel for the use of said railroad, when the same cannot be had by voluntary agreement, to be estimated and recovered in the manner provided by law for the recovery of damages happening by the laying out of highways.
Sec. 5. When the lands, or other property, or estate of Lands needed any married woman, insant, or person, non compos mentis, released. shall be necessary for the construction of said railroad, these husband of such married woman, and the guardian of such infant or person, non compos mentis, may release all damages in relation to the land or other property to be taken, appropriated
torner same were den in their own rights respectively,
Sec. 6. If any person shall wilfully do, or cause to be done, any act or acts whatsoever, whereby any building con-ing railroad, struction or work of said company, or any engine, machine or how punished structure, or any matter or thing appertaining to the same
shall be stopped, obstructed, impaired, weakened, injured or destroyed, the person so offering Coffending) shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall forfeit and pay to said corporation triple the amount of damages, sustained by means of such offence and injury, to be recovered in the name of said corporation, with costs of suit ty action of debt, and shall be subject to indictment and punishment for high crimes and mis
demeanors as in other cases. Time of com. Sec. 7. The said company shall commence the railroad mencement & hereby authorized to be made within two years from completion of
and complete railroad.
the same within ten years, otherwise this act shall be null and void.
Sec. 8. The said corporation is hereby authorized to join May join other railroads. any other railroad now or hereafter to be incorporated, and
put in operation, at such place, and on such terms as may be mutually agreed upon by the said companies, or in case of disagreement by said companies, upon such terms and at such places as the court of chancery of the district where such connection is desired, shall decree, upon-bill filed, or suit insti-,
tuted for that purpose. Land held by
Sec. 9. That the quantity of land authorized to be held company. by said company shall be increased from two thousand acres
to seven thousand acres. Powers.
SEC. 10. That if after the necessary surveys for the construction of said railroad shall have been made, it shall appear to said company that a canal from their said mines to said Mississippi river, or the making navigable the said Big Muddy river is preferable, that then, and in that case, said company are hereby authorized to lay off and construct a canal from the said mines to the said Mississippi river, or make navigable the said Big Muddy river, and the above enactments so far as the same are applicable, shall, and the same are hereby
declared to be in full force and effect. deemed
ŞEC. 11. This act shall be deemed and taken as a public public. act, and as such shall be taken notice of by all courts of jus
tice in this State, without the necessity of pleading the same
Sec. 12. At the next general meeting of the directors, (they] may adjourn to such place as may be adopted within said county as may promote the interest of the company and for
the convenience of the directors. Stockholders
Sec. 13. The stockholders of said institution shall always liable. be held, severally, liable to [for] the debts of said company to the
full amount of the stock held by them at the time of their joint indebtedness.
Approved, February 26, 1841.
An ACT to incorporate the Illinois Agricultural and Stock Association. In force, Feb.
26, 1841. Sec. l. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Daniel Smedley, ked body corJoseph Duncan, Aquilla Becroft, Thomas Wiswall, James
porate Dunlap, William Brown, Silas Massey, James Green, John Semple, Benjamin Hamilton, Henry Sanderson, Jacob
Adam' Allison, J. T. Holms, James Halleday, Elihu Walcott and John T. Jones, of Morgan county, William Gillam, Scott Rigs and Elisha Hitt, of Scott county, H. G. Bowers, James M. Bradford, N. W. Edwards, John Williams, James D. Smith, W. Renshaw, Robert Allen and John Crowder, of Sangamon county, John H. Burriss, Elon Eland, Thomas Hobson, George Woodınan, John Caldwell, John Hewitt, Isham Linder, and William Yates, of Greene county, be, and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, under the name of the “Illinois Agricultural and Stock Asso- Name and
Sec. 2. The objects of this association shall be to encourage agriculture in all its branches, domestic manufactures, and to improve the stock of the State.
SEC. 3. To carry out the objects of the association, it may purchase shall be invested with power to lease or purchase in fee sim- lands ple, and hold real estate in one or more parcels, not exceeding three hundred and twenty acres, situated in the county of Morgan, for the purpose of establishing thereupon a pattern farm and other improvements connected with the objects of the association.
Sec. 4. The association shall be empowered to import May import stock from any portion of the world, and at their exhibitions stock to grant premiums aj private donations, which it is hereby authorized to receive, and the funds of the association niay in the estimation of the directors justify.
Sec. 5. The association shall be empowered to establish Agricultural an agricultural school, and to do such acts as may be ry thereto.
Sec. 6. The capital stock of the association, independent Capital stock of the real estate, shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars, which shall be divided into shares of twenty-five dollars each, one dollar on the share to be paid in at the time of subscription, and the remainder at such times and places as the board of directors may require: Provided, That no more than fifty Proviso.: 5127 cents on the dollar may be called for in any one year, nor may any call be payable until public notice shall have been given thereof, by pablication for four successive weeks in a weekly newspaper printed in Jacksonville and Springfield, Any stockholder who shall fail for the space of two months after the publication of said notice, to
Stock when the call upon his pay
forfeited stock, shall forfeit the same to the association.
Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of the corporators to open books in Jacksonville, in Morgan county, and at such other
Subạcription" places as they may deem expedient fôr the subscription of
stock, and so soon as stock to the amount of five thousand dollars shall be subscribed, it shall be the duty of the corporators to call a meeting of the stockholders to be holden in Jacksonville, four weeks notice of the time and place of said meeting to be given in a weekly paper printed in Jackson
ville aforesaid. Election of Soc. 8. When the stockholders shall have assembled, they officers
shall elect a chairman and secretary, and then proceed to elect by ballot (each share being entitled to one vote) a president, two vice-presidents, a secretary, treasurer, and board of seven directors, of which board the president, vice-presidents and secretary shall, ex-officio, be members, who shall continue in office during one year, and until their successors shall have been duly elected and given bond, when a bond
shall be required. Certificate of Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of the chairman and secreta election
ry to certify under their hands and seals, the result of said election to the clerk of the county commissioners' court of Morgan county, who shall record the name [same) and file the original in his office, and the original or a certified copy, under the stal of the court, of the record of the same, shall be deemed evi
dence of the organization of the association. Corporate Sec. 10. Said corporation shall be empowered to sue
and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, adopt a private seal and change it at pleasure, and adopt by-laws and change the same, and do such other acts as natural persons may: Provided, They are consistent with
the Constitution and objects of this act. Treasurer:lito SEC. 11, The treasurer shall be required to give bond for give bond
the faithful discharge of the duties which shall from time to time be imposed upon him by the by-laws of the association, in such sum as the association may prescribe, with at least two substantial freeholders of the county of Morgan as his
sureties. May employ Sec. 12. The association may do such acts and employ Ponto such agents as may be appropriate in carrying out the pro
visions of this act, but shall never permit gaming, or the sale of ardent spirits, or the running or trotting of horse against horse upon their grounds or elsewhere, under the penalty of a
forfeiture of this charter, Penaltyoforo"
Sec. 13. Any stockholder who shall directly or indirectbetting ly make any bet upon the result of any test which shall be
made of the speed or qualities of any horse or other species of stock, under the direction of the association, or upon the result of any exhibition of any species of stock, or of articles of domestic industry, or the products of the soil, shall forfeit his stock, and cease to be a member of the association. And that a
any person, other than a stockholder, who'shall bet or offer to bet upon any of the results aforesaid, whilst upon the grounds of the association, shall be subject to a penalty