Johnson, Wm. Stover, Harvey Richardson, and Sam'l. Duffield, of the county of Carter, and Green Moore, Wm. Shown, E. L. Dugger, and Ab'r. Law, of Johnson county, their heirs and assigns are hereby authorized to erect a toll gate on said road at any point they may think proper, and shall be entitled to receive the same amount of toll authorized to be received by the said William C. Story, in the act referred to, and in all things shall be subject to the same pains and penalties, privileges and restrictions as set forth in said. act authorizing William C. Story to construct a turnpike road, except when otherwise provided in the foregoing act.

SEC. 6. That any person or persons, citizens of the counties of Carter and Johnson, may contract with said proprietors, their heirs or assigns, to do work and labor on said road, or to pay its equivalent, for which such person or persons may pass said road, without toll, for a limited time: Provided, the proprietor or proprietors shall agree thereto.


SEC. 7. That the said proprietors, their heirs or as- Proprietors. signs, may dispose of their interest in said road, or any part thereof, at any time they may think proper, and the party purchasing shall be subject to the same rules, regulations and restrictions of the former proprietor.

SEC. 8. That John Love of the county of Greene, is hereby authorized to open a Turnpike road, and establish the same from the North Carolina line, near the Bear Pen Gap, crossing Point Creek, and intersecting Cain Broyles' road at or near the Chapman Gap, on the north side of Paint Mountain; which road shall be made and finished by the proprietor thereof, according to the provisions of the first section of an act hereinafter mentioned: Provided, the privilege herein granted, shall not in any way prejudice said Broyle's road, and shall confer only a mere right to intersect said road, at the point designated.

SEC. 9. That the said John Love, with the exception of so much of the fourth section of the act hereafter mentioned, as relates to the appointment of Commissioners for said road, which appointment shall be made by the county court of Green county, on the application of the said John Love, and shall consist of two Commissioners, shall have all the rights and privileges, and be subject to all the liabilities that are contained in the 2d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th sections of an act, entitled an act to authorize William Reynolds, of the county of Greene, to open and establish a Turnpike

John Love's road.


Pleasant Valley


road across Paint Mountain, passed December 6th, 1825: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prejudice the rights of other turnpike companies.

SEC. 10. That said John Love shall have the right to erect a gate on his said road, and shall have the right to receive the same tolls allowed to said Reynolds, by said act of December 6th, 1825, and that the privilege herein granted, shall exist for ninety-nine years.

SEC. 11. That Doak Young, Wilson Cartwright, Statesville and Benjamin Phillips, James Young, Jonathan Patton, Turnpike compa- William McIntire, Nelson G. Alexander, Samuel T. Williams, Smith Warmack, James Ayres, Andrew Thompson, Joseph Williams, H. W. Pickett, Daniel Kelly, James M. Armstrong, be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners; a majority of whom may designate and mark out a Turnpike road, from Statesville, in Wilson county, to the Lebanon and Sparta Turnpike road, to intersect said road near Doak Young's, or Pleasant Valley, in the same county.


SEC. 12. That said Commissioners may open books at Statesville, and Pleasant Valley, and such other places as they may deem advisable, to receive subscriptions for shares in said road stock, whenever they choose, the shares of which shall be twenty-five dollars, and the capital stock not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, the stock may be paid in money or labor, as the Commissioners may think best.

SEC. 13. That as soon as five thousand dollars be subscribed, the Stockholders may appoint a President and Directors, and they are hereby constituted a Incorporation. body, politic and their successors, for ninety-nine years, with the right to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, by the name and style of the Statesville and Pleasant Valley Turnpike Company, and said President and Directors may commence said road, whenever they are organized as herein provided. Said company may have one gate on said road whenever the same is finished.

Style of road.


SEC. 14. That said road shall be fifteen feet wide, and varying from two to five degrees, and in other respects shall be governed by the same rules, regulations, restrictions, and liabilities, that the Lebanon and Sparta turnpike company is.

SEC. 15. That said company may, if it choose, exExtension of tend said road to Melton, in Rutherford county, or any other point between Statesville and Murfreesboro'. Said road to be commenced by the first day of January,

1851, and to be completed by the first day of January,



SEC. 16. That it shall and may be lawful for Westly Westly Chittum's Chittum, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, to erect and build a good and substantial bridge over Powel's river, at a place somewhere opposite his river farm; and it shall, and may be lawful for said Westly Chittum, his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, to keep a sufficient gate thereon, and take and receive from all persons that pass over the same such rates of toll as the county court of Claiborne county shall allow him.

SEC. 17. That it shall be the duty of the county Rate of toll court of Claiborne county, at their first session held for said county, after the said bridge shall be completed, or at any succeeding session thereof-twelve of the acting Justices being present-to establish and fix the rate of toll that may be received by the proprietor thereof.

SEC. 18. That said Westly Chittum, his heirs, exec- Damages. utors, administrators, and assigns, shall have the exclusive right and benefit of the bridge: Provided, he keeps the same in good repair, and shall be answerable for all damages that may be sustained by any person crossing the same, if it is made appear the aforesaid bridge was the cause thereof.

SEC. 19. That the bridge when made shall not be so placed as to obstruct the navigation of said river, but shall be built of such height, and the piers or pillars sufficiently apart, as to admit of the safe passage of covered boats under it at all times they can run with safety. And said bridge shall not obstruct the wagon ford.


Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Passed January 30, 1850.

Speaker of the Senate.



An Act to amend an act to incorporate the town of Pulaski in the county of

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the town of Pulaski and the inhabitants thereof, be and they are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name and style of the Mayor and Aldermen of the town of Pulaski; and by the name and style aforesaid, shall have perpetual succession and may have and use a common seal, and may by the name and style aforesaid, sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, may have and hold and purchase property, whether real, personal, or mixed, and may grant sell and dispose of the same for the use and benefit of the said corporation.

SEC. 2. The corporation aforesaid shall have full General powers. power and authority to enact all such by-laws and ordinances as may be necessary and proper to preserve the health, peace, quiet and good order of the said town, to prevent and remove nuisances, to establish night watches and patrols, to punish breaches of the peace, and good order committed within the limits of the corporation, whether by day or night. To ascertain and declare and re-establish when necessary the true boundaries of streets and alleys of the town; to provide for the licensing and regulating and taxing auctions; to licence and regulate and tax all theatrical and other houses and exhibitions for amusement; to pass by-laws to pave and improve streets and side walks; to establish and regulate markets and inspections; to provide for, regulate and establish fire companies, and to erect wells and cisterns, and erect pumps on the streets and public grounds; to impose and collect fines and forfeitures for violation of by-laws and ordinances of said corporation; to lay off and collect taxes upon all property and privileges and polls within the limits of said corporation, which are taxed by the laws of Tennessee or which may hereafter be made taxable by the laws of this State; to tax bowling and nine and ten pine alleys, and billiard tables; to erect a market house and regulate the same; to provide for having the square and streets lighted; to regulate sewers, gutters, within the corporate limits at the expense of owners or occupants; to restrain and prevent cattle and hogs and horses from ranging at large on the Public Square and streets within the corporate limits; to provide for and regulate and improve all pub

lic grounds belonging to the town; to regulate license and tax all Groceries, Merchants, Retailers, Taverns, Brokers, Coffee-houses, Confectionaries, Retailers of Liquors, Peddlers, Hawkers, Livery Stable keepers, and Negro traders; to regulate, restrain and prevent all disorderly and bawdy houses; to provide for the arrest and confinement until trial, of all disorderly and riotous persons within the limits of the corporation, either by day or night; to authorize the arrest of all free negroes and slaves found violating any of the laws and ordinances of the corporation, and to regulate the time which free negroes and slaves may be absent from their owners and respective abodes, and to direct the punishment for violating the ordinances; to prevent by pecuniary penalties all breaches of the peace, noise, disturbances or disorderly or riotous assemblies in any street, alley or house within the corporate limits either by day or by night, and to pass all by-laws and ordinances necessary to suppress and prevent all and any species of disorder and immorality within the limits of said corporation. Provided, such by-laws and ordinances shall not be inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States or the State of Tennessee.


SEC. 3. All fines and forfeitures imposed by the by- Fines and forlaws and ordinances of said corporation not exceeding fifty dollars, shall be liable and recoverable before the Mayor of said corporation, or any Justice of the Peace of said county of Giles.

Qualified voters.

SEC. 4. On the second Saturday in January 1850, and Elections, in each and every year thereafter, the sheriff of Giles county by himself or deputy, shall open and hold an election at the court-house in the town of Pulaski, after having given ten days notice of the time and place of the same, for seven Aldermen, who shall respectively hold their offices as such for the term of twelve months, thence next ensuing, and until after their successors are elected and qualified. And all persons living in the limits of said corporation, and who shall have been citizens thereof for six months previous to such election, and who are entitled to vote for members of the General Assembly of Tennessee, and who are not at the time of offering their votes in arrears to the said corporation for fines or forfeitures due the corporation, shall be entitled to vote for Aldermen as aforesaid, and no person shall be qualified for any office in said corporation unless he shall be qualified to vote as aforesaid, and a freeholder in said corporation. Said election shall be opened at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon and closed at four in the afternoon of the same day, and the votes

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