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the Directors assenting thereto, shall be jointly and
severally liable, in action founded on this act, for all
amount of the debts due from said Corporations at
the time of the dividend, equal to the amount of the
dividend thus declared by said Directors. Provided,
Said Directors were present at the time of declaring
such dividend, and if present, assented thereto, which
they shall be held as having done, unless they shall file
a protest against such dividend in writing to be enter-
ed, at the time, on the books of the company by the
Secretary thereof.

LANDON C. HAYNES,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
JOHN F. HENRY,

Speaker of the Senate.

Passed December 14th, 1849.

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CHAPTER XI.

An Act to allow the Commissioners of the East Tennessee and Virginia Rail Road Company, further time to carry into effect the provisions of mid act.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the. State of Tennessee, That the commissioners named in the fourth section of the act to incorporate the East Tennessee and Virginia rail road company, passed on the 27th day of January, 1848, shall be, and are hereby allowed until the 1st day of January, 1852, instead of the 1st day of January, 1850, to execute the trusts confided to them, and comply with the several provisions of said act of incorporation.

SEC. 2. Be it enacted, That the citizens of Hawkins, Hancock, Grainger and Claiborne counties, who shall hereafter make to the capital stock of said company bona fide subscriptions to an amount of shares equal to one third the sum required fully to establish said corporation, shall thereby be entitled to all the benefits, in common with the subscribers south of the Bay's mountain and Holston river, both as to the survey of the route north of said boundary, and the full and fair competition for final locations.

SEC. 3. Be it enacted, That upon the present stockholders agreeing to the foregoing provisions, the same shall be deemed and taken as part of the said act of

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incorporation of said rail road company, and the present and future subscription of stock be legalized, any informality in the proceedings of the first commissioners to the contrary notwithstanding.

LANDON C. HAYNES, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN F. HENRY,

Speaker of the Senate.

Passed November 6th, 1849.

CHAPTER XII.

An Act giving further time to the securities of Abraham Dyer, of the county of Monroe, to pay the balance of the revenue for the year 1845.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the further time of three years be allowed the securities of Abraham Dyer, late a sheriff of Monroe county, to pay the balance of the revenue due the State for the year 1845; Provided, That said securities execute their note to the State of Tennessee, dividing the sum due in three equal annual payments, for the principal, interest and cost, bearing interest from the date, with good and sufficient security, to be approved of by the judge of the circuit court of Monroe county, and to be deposited by said court in the hands of the prosecuting Attorney for said Judicial District for collection; and upon failure to pay said notes as they respectively become due, judgment, by motion, without notice shall be taken against the parties in the circuit court of Monroe county, for the amount due.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all further proceedings on the part of the State against Abraham Dyer and his securities be discontinued, upon the Judge of the Circuit Court of Monroe county, approving of the notes and security as by this act is contemplated, and entering said approval upon the records of the court of Monroe county.

LANDON C. HAYNES, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN F. HENRY,

Speaker of the Senate.

Passed November 28, 1849.

CHAPTER XIII.

An Act to incorporate the Buena Vista Turnpike and Ferry Company.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Incorporation. State of Tennessee, That James C. Owen, William Pybus, and Thomas J. Munford and their successors be, and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of the Buena Vista turnpike and ferry company, with power by that name to sue and be sued; to plead and be impleaded, and generally do and perform all acts and things which bodies corporate may lawfully do, for the purpose hereinafter named; shall have a common seal, and succession for ninety-nine years.

SEC. 2. Be it enacted, That said company shall be Ronte of road. authorized to construct a gravel McAdamized turnpike, to commence at or near the north west end of Spruce street in the corporation line of Nashville, thence the most practicable route by the Buena Vista Springs, passing them on the line dividing the land of James C. Owen and Thomas J. Munford, to Cumberland river, crossing the same by boat hereinafter mentioned, thence the nearest and most practicable route to White's Creek, and crossing the same near Stump's spring house by such substantial bridge as they deem most suitable, thence up the said creek, on the west side thereof, with or near the county road, to a point in the White's Creek turnpike, near the seven miles point from Nashville, the whole distance being about five and three-fourths miles from Nashville.

SEC. 3. Be it enacted, That said road shall be constructed in all respects equal to the White's Creek turnpike road, and have all the rights and privileges, and be subject to all the pains and penalties conferred by law on said White's Creek turnpike company, except so far as said act may be inconsistent with this act.

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SEC. 4. Be it enacted, That said road shall be commenced within one year from the passage of this act. to view road, When said road shall have been completed it shall be the duty of the county court of Davidson county to appoint three commissioners, whose duty it shall be to inspect said road, and if completed according to the provisions of sec. 2, to report the same for record on the minutes of said court; for which duty, said corporators shall pay to each of said commissioners the sum of two dollars per day.

SEC. 5. Be it enacted, That said corporators shall have Tolls of Feny. the power to establish a ferry across Cumberland river,

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at the point where the Buena Vista turnpike reaches it, and shall use either a buoy, horse or steam ferry boat at their option, and as soon as they may have their banks in order they may commence receiving toll, which is not to exceed the tolls charged by other public ferries on Cumberland river, and to be subject to the same regulation.

SEC. 6. Be it enacted, That there shall be five commissioners appointed by the county court of Davidson county, whose duty it shall be to ascertain and assess any damages claimed by any person or persons through whose land said road may pass, but said commissioners in making their valuation of damages shall take into view the advantages of said road to said claimants. LANDON C. HAYNES, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN F. HENRY,

Passed November 5, 1849.

Speaker of the Senate.

Incorporation.

Commissioners.

CHAPTER XIV.

An Act to incorporate the Columbia, Mooresville, Cornersville and Lewisburg Turnpike Company.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the subscribers for the stock hereinafter mentioned shall be, and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the Columbia, Mooresville, Cornersville and Lewisburg Turnpike Company, and by that name, they may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and shall have a common seal and succession for ninetynine years.

SEC. 2. Be it enacted, That James Smizer, Warren Smizer, James T. Moore, P. C. Patton, M. B. Whittaker, J. N. Bills, N. C. Gillespie, B. G. Parsons, Rufus Jones, W. L. J. Wilkes and Alfred Fleming, or any five of them be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to open books, to receive subscriptions for stock in said company, at such times and places as they may think best, either in cash subscriptions, or in work; and all the above named persons, or so many of them as shall unite, in making said road, or any other person or persons, not named, who shall aid in its con

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struction, or any five of them, shall be commissioners to locate said road, from Columbia to the forks of the road, near the blacksmith shop of W. L. J. Wilkes.

SEC. 3. Be it enacted, That A. P. Hughes, John J. Daniel, F. O. Daniel, D. C. Gillespie, L. Crews, J. S. Hunt, N. H. T. Moore, R. A. L. Wilkes, F. A. Burke, John Ballanfont, Joseph Ballanfont, Hardin Kerr, and Thomas Amis, or any five of them, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to open books, to receive subscription for stock in said company, at such times and places as they may think best, either in cash subscriptions, or in work; and all the above named persons, or so many of them as shall unite in making said road, or any other person or persons, not named, who shall aid in its construction, or any five of them, shall be commissioners to locate said road for the next five miles, commencing at the fork of the road above named.

SEC. 4. Be it enacted, That Robert A. Caruthers, Wm. Commissioners. S. Renfro, Wm. L. Holt, James Davis, Samuel W. Fitzpatrick, Morgan Fitzpatrick, Jesse Johnson, McClintock Brown, Isaac Holt and Thomas Cheatham, or any five of them, shall be commissioners to open books, to receive subscriptions for stock in said company, at such times and places as they may think best, either in cash subscriptions or in work; and all the above named persons or so many of them as shall unite in making said road, or any other person or persons not named, who shall aid in its construction, or any five of them, shall be commissioners to locate said road from where the second company terminate their five miles to Mooresville, in Marshall county.

SEC. 5. Be it enacted, That Hamilton Pickens, William Wilkes, sen'r., David Pickens, John Bryant, Thomas Kennedy, James Osburn, John Edwards, Wm. Harris, William Nance and Robert Cox, or any five of them, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to open books, to receive subscriptions for stock in said company, at such times and places as they may think best, either in cash subscriptions or in work; and all the above named persons, or so many of them as shall unite in making said road, or any other person or persons not named, who shall aid in its construction, or any five of them, shall be commissioners to locate said road from Mooresville to Cornersville, in Giles county. SEC. 6. Be it enacted, That the capital stock of said Capital stock. company shall be sixty thousand dollars, or any less sum necessary to build said road, which shall be divided into shares of fifty dollars each, to be applied to

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