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pleaded, answer and be answered, in any court of law and equity in this State or elsewhere, and may hold any books, maps, charts, or any other property which may be given, granted or devised to them, whether real, personal or mixed, not exceeding ten thousand dollars in value, and may sell and convey the same at pleasure, and may in general exercise all powers usual

belonging to corporate bodies, for the purpose of promoting and disseminating useful knowledge; and shall have all the privileges given to the Philomathian Literary Society, and subject to all the laws governing the same, except so far as the same may be inconsistent with the provisions of this act.

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

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, January 17th, 1850.

CHAPTER XLIX.

An Act to repeal the first section of an Act passed Feb. 5th, 1848, entitled

“An Act to amend the charter of the Lebanon and Nashville Turnpike Company."

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the first section of an Act passed on the 5th February, 1848, chapter 200, entitled "an Act to amend the charter of the Lebanon and Nashville Turnpike Company be, and the same is, hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That the Stockholders in said road shall be entitled to one gate on the Stewart's Ferry arm, Provided first, that the gate shall not be so located that the travel upon said arm will have to pay at more than two gates, to the city of Nashville, and second, that said Stockholders build a free bridge across Stone's River at Stewart's Ferry.

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

Speaker of the Senate. Passed November 14, 1849.

CHAPTER L.

An Act to charter the Stone's River and Statesville Turnpike Company.

Incorporation.

Capital stock.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That B. Hurt, and E. Hamilton, of Davidson county; and Isaac Rutland, Andrew Baird, John E. Baker, Thomas Kirkpatrick, Andrew Gwinn, Joseph Walker, A Simmons, J. Williams, J. H. Kennedy, Anthony Owen, James M. Armstrong, Uriah Jennings, Thomas H. Knight, Paschal Bottoms, Thomas Word, W. W. Huddleston, Jeremiah Cason, Edmond Gilliam, William Arbuckle, J. B. David, John Word, G. A. Huddleston, Daniel Richmond, Asaph Alsey, sr., William F. Rich, William Woodrum, J. W. Marshall

, William Thompson, J. M. Alexander and Samuel T. Williams, of the county of Wilson; be and they are hereby incorporated, for the purpose of constructing a turnpike road from Stewart's ferry in Davidson county, to Statesville in Wilson county, under the name and style of the Stone's River and Statesville Turnpike Company, to exist as a body politic and corporate for the term of ninety-nine years.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That the persons mentioned in the first section of this act, or any five of them be, and they are hereby authorized to open books for the subscription of stock to build said road, in shares of fifty dollars, to be paid in labor or money, as said company may order, the capital stock of said company shall not exceed sixty-five thousand dollars.

Sec, 3. Be it enacted, That the said company may commence the construction of said road when the sum of five thousand dollars is subscribed, and they shall have power and authority to open a gate, so soon as five miles thereof is or may be completed from Stewart's ferry, and for every additional five miles, said company may complete of said road, they may open a gate and charge the same rate of toll as is now charged on the Nashville and Lebanon turnpike road. Said road shall be sixteen feet wide, varying from two to three degrees, and finished after the same manner that the Nashville and Lebanon road is.

Sec. 4. Be it enacted, That the persons whose names are mentioned in the first section of this act, or any five or them, shall, after the sum of five thousand dollars shall have been subscribed, and before they shall have commenced the construction of said road, elect from their own body a President, Secretary and Treasurer, for said company, who shall hold their office for one

Gates.

Tolls.

Officers.

year, and shall receive such pay as said company may allow.

Sec. 5. Be it enacted, That when said company is Powers. organized, as provided in the fourth section of this act, they shall have power to pass all rules and by-laws necessary for their regulation, so that the same are not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State.

Sec. 6. Be it enacted, That said company shall have five years in which to complete said road, from and after the passage of this act.

Sec. 7. Be it enacted, That said company may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, by their corporate name, and service of process on the President of said company shall be sufficient to compel the appearance of said company in any suit or action.

Sec. 8. Be it enacted, That said company may make and use a seal, and may pass by-laws, regulating the manner of transferring the stock in said company, as well as for the regulating of said company in all other respects. Sec. 9. That said company may, if it choose, extend May extend road

to Moses Fite's. said road from Statesville to Moses Fites, in DeKalb county.

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

Speaker of the Senate.
Passed December 7, 1849.

CHAPTER LI.

An Act to incorporate the Stone's River Turnpike Company.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Incorporation. State of Tennessce, 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 Stone's River Turnpike Company, and by that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and have a common seal and succession for ninety-nine years.

Sec. 2. That R. P. Smith, Thomas C. McCampbell, Commissioners. William McMurray, Jas. M. Murrell, William A. Binns, Addison Buchanan, and C. W. Nance, or any five of

them, are hereby appointed Commissioners to open Books to receive subscriptions for stock in said company, at such times and places as they may deem best, the books to be opened at least within six months from the passage of this act.

Sec. 3. That the capital stock of the company shall Capital stock. be fifteen thousand dollars to be increased if necessa

ry, divided into shares of twenty-five dollars each, and applied to construct a McAdamized road from the Murfreesboro’ Turnpike Road, beginning at a point on said turnpike where the old Lebanon road leaves the same about one mile from Nashville, and run upon or as near to said old Lebanon Road as may be most

practicable, crossing Mill Creek below Smith's Mill to Route.

McMurray's Hill, and from thence the most practicable route to Stone's River, so as to divide the country between the Murfreesboro' and Lebanon Turnpike roads as nearly as may be found convenient.

Sec. 4. That any five of the Commissioners named Organization. in the second section of this act, shall be Commission

ers to locate said road, and when the sum of five thousand dollars is subscribed, the Commissioners shall give twenty days notice in some newspaper printed in Nashville, to elect Directors, pass by-laws, and organize the company

Sec. 5. Țhat the provisions of the acts of the 3d Powers and Priv. February, 1848, entitled "an act to incorporate the ileges.

Nashville and Hillsboro' Turnpike Company, and for other purposes” and the provisions of the act of the 21st January, 1846, entitled "an act to incorporate the Mill Creek Valley Turnpike Company” shall extend to the Stone's River Turnpike Company, except so far as the same may be inconsistent with the provisions of this act.

Sec. 6. That so soon as four miles of said road shall Disposition of be completed, the company shall be authorized to erect

a toll gate, which shall be located within one mile of the intersection with the Murfreesboro' turnpike road, and all the tolls collected at said gate after paying the gate keeper, and keeping the first five miles of the same in repair, shall be accounted for at the close of each and every year, and one fifth of the same shall be paid over to the President and Directors of the Murfreesboro Turnpike Company as compensation for the portion of said Murfreesboro' turnpike, used by the travel from said Stone's river turnpike road.

Sec. 7. Be it enacted, That there shall never be more than one toll gate on said road between the town of

tolls.

Nashville and the foot of McMurray's hill, where the
McMurray road intersects the same, and in the event,
said road shall be extended beyond Stone's river, it
shall not intersect the Statesville and Stone's river
turnpike east of the first toll gate on the same.

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

Speaker of the Senate.
Passed, January 17, 1850.

CHAPTER LII.

An Act to incorporate Washington Institute in Davidson county.

Whereas, a number of citizens of Davidson county, being deeply impressed with the importance of promoting good morals, solid learning, and advancing the useful and ornamental arts, and aiding the cause of education generally; have obtained a site and erected suitable buildings thereon. Wherefore to give the Trustees the necessary powers, to further their laudable undertaking:

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Incorporation. State of Tennessee, That R. Buchanan, Thos. S. King, John R. Wilson, John Overton, B. F. McGehee, R.B. C. Howell, Nathaniel Brown, E. H. East, A. J. Cole, Robt. Davis, Thos. H. Everett, R. P. Smith, Neill S. Brown, J.J. B. Southall, A. L. P. Green, H. M. Watterson, C.W. Nance, J. II. Edmondson, John Kirkman, Thos. McCampbell, Lafayette Ezell, Sarn. Carter, W. H. Rains,' Wm. H. McLaughlin, John L. Young and John R. Buchanan, and their successors, be and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the Trustees of Washington Institute, and shall have perpetual succession, and are invested with all legal powers and capacities to buy, receive, possess, hold, dispose of, a lien and convey any property either real or personal for the use and benefit of said Institution, shall have a common seal, may sue and be sued, and do whatever may by them be deemed necessary for the advancement of learning in said Institution.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That said Board of Trustees Vacancies. may have power to fill all vacancies that may occur in

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