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An Act to establish a Medical College in the city of Nashville.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, as follows:
Sec. 1. A School for instruction in the various Incorporation. branches of Medical Science, is hereby incorporated
under the name and style of the “Medical College of the University of Nashville,” by which name, said College shall be able and capable in law, of sueing and being sued, of pleading and being impleaded, of taking and holding property, real and personal, for the purposes of its incorporation, and of disposing thereof; of having and using a common seal, and of altering the same at pleasure; and of doing all and singular such matters, acts and things, as may tend to the advancement of Medical Science.
Sec. 2. Said College shall be governed by nine TrusTrust res.
tees, who shall not be medical men, any five of whom shall be a quorum for the transaction of the ordinary business of the College. Said Trustees may organize themselves for the transaction of business in such manner, and under such officers, and by such by-laws, as to them may seem, from time to time, meet and proper. And they shall continue their succession by appointments of their own, whenever any vacancy shall occur in their number. The first nine Trustees shall be the following persons:-Stirling Cockrill, Russell Houston, S. R. Anderson, John B. Johnson, W. H. Humphreys, John M. Lea, Joseph H. Shepherd, D. L. Topp, Isaac Paul.
Sec. 3. The Faculty of said College shall consist of Facalıy. not less than seven, nor more than nine Professors, to
be elected by a majority of two-thirds of the board of Trustees; and all vacancies in the faculty shall be filled by the Trustees, by and with the advice and consent of a majority of the remaining members of the Faculty. Provided, that a majority of two-thirds of the board of Trustees shall have the power to exclude any member of the Faculty, whenever, in their judgment, the interests of the College may require it.
Sec. 4. The President shall have power to call a meeting of the Trustees, whenever he, or any two or more of the Trustees, or a majority of the Faculty may desire it.
Sec. 5 The Faculty may grant such honors and deHonors and De-grees as are granted by similar institutions in the Unifloes.
ted States; and may give such testimonials thereof,
under the corporate seal and signatures of the Faculty and Trustees, as they and said Trustees may devise. And the said testimonials or diplomas shall entitle the graduates of said College, to all the privileges and immunities, which either by custom or by statute, are allowed to the graduates of other medical schools.
Sec. 6. No gift, grant, devise or other transfer of Devises.
LANDON C. HAYNES,
Speuker of the Senate.
An Act to change the line between the counties of Giainger, Hawkins, and
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the line between the counties of Grainger, Hawkins, and Jefferson, be so altered as to include the storehouse of Obadiah Boaz, at Cheek's Cross Roads, in Grainger county, so that the line will run with the main Stage Road leading from Knoxville to Jonesboro', to Cheek's Cross Roads, and from thence along the Bean Station Turnpike to the residence of Obadiah Boaz.
Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That the line between the Grainger and counties of Grainger and Hawkins, be so altered as to Hawkins, include the farm of David Harris, in Grainger county.
LANDON C. HAYNES,
Speaker of the Senate.
-An Act to fix the times of holding the Circuit Courts in the 14th Judicial
Circuit, and for other purposes.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the Circuit Courts in the 14th Judicial Circuit, be held at the folowing times, to wit:
For the county of Perry, on the third Mondays in January, May and September;
For the county of Wayne, on the fourth Mondays in January, May and September;
For the county of Lawrence, on the second Mondays in February, June and October;
For the county of Decatur, on the first Mondays in March, July and November;
For the county of McNairy, on the second Mondays in March, July and November;
For the county of Hardin, on the third Mondays in March, July and Novemler.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That all process heretofore issued, or which may be issued hereafter from any of said courts, returnable to the terms of said courts as heretofore fixed by law, be and the same are hereby made returnable for the several counties to the courts as herein fixed.
Sec. 3. Be it further cňacted, That the Chancery Chancery Court Courts at Waynesboro', be hereafter held on the first and Lawrence Mondays in Februar; and August, and that the Chanburg.
cery Courts at Lawrenceburg, be held on the first Thursdays after the first Mondays in February and August.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the provisions of the second section of this act shall apply to all process issued from the Chancery Courts at Waynesboro', and Lawrenceburg.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That this act shall go into effect from and after the first day of April, 1850.
LANDON C. HAYNES, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN F. HENRY,
Speaker of the Senate. Passed January 26, 1850.
An Act to incorporate the Springfield and Mansky's Creek Turnpike Company.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That Henry Hart, Vincent Williams, John J. Pope, Tyler Edwards, Jas. Sprouse, Eli Baggett, Lewis Nichols, Jo. C. Starke, Daniel Clarke, John H. Smith, Willie Woodard, Wm. Bridges, Walter Bell, A. G. Green, Dr. H. Robertson, Pleasant Smith, E. S. Gardner, E. Cunningham, Ralien Davis, E. P. Connell, S.C. Bowens, R. Harrison, Wm. P. Connell, Wm. D. Phillips, Jackson C. Bryan, Chas. Powel, sr., E. S. Cheatham, of the counties of Davidson and Robertson, be and they are hereby authorized, at such time and place as they may appoint and designate, to proceed to open books to receive subscription to a turnpike road commencing in the county of Davidson or Sumner, at or near the house of E. P. Čonnell, on the Louisville turnpike road, running thence up Mansko's creek the nearest and most practicable way to the Kentucky line; the way a majority of the commissioners inay think most practicable; which turn. pike road shall be known as the Mansko's Creek and Springfield Turnpike Road.
Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That the stock in said road shall consist of shares of twenty-five dollars each. Sec. 3. Be it enacted, When the aforesaid commission.
Organization. ers mentioned in the first section of this act shall have received a sufficiency of subscription of stock to build said road as hereinafter mentioned, the said commissioners (or a majority, which shall constitute a quorum) shall publicly notity the stockholders, who shall meet at Springfield, at such time as said commissioners shall appoint and designate, and proceed to elect seven directors, being share holders, who shall elect one of their body president of the board of directors, and the president and directors, thus chosen, shall have power to elect a secretary and treasurer; all of the officers, so elected and chosen, shall hold their respective offices for one year, and until their successors be chosen and appointed, which officers and stockholders are hereby created a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of the President and Directors of the Mansko's Creek and Springfield Turnpike Company, and in that name may sue and be sued, plead anıl be impleaded, and may make such bylaws and regulations as shall be necessary to carry out the powers herein given.
Sec. 4. Be it enacted, That the president and directors shall have full power to make contracts with any person
or persons for the clearing, opening and making the said road along the route which shall have been marked out by a majority of the aforesaid commissioners mentioned in the first section of this act.
Sec. 5. Be it enacted, That said road shall be opened Style of Road. thirty feet wide, graded twenty-five feet, and shall be
McAdamized with rock or creek gravel eighteen feet on the surface, one foot thick in the centre, and six inches at the edges; and said road shall be graded to two and a half degrees, with the exception of that portion at the head of Mansko's creek, known as the ridge, which shall be graded to three and a half degrees; and said company shall build all such bridges, culverts and other drains in such manner as will be durable and sufficient to drain said road at all seasons of the year, and when said road is thus made, they shall be allowed the same rate of toll at their respective toll gates, that is allowed on the Louisville turnpike road.
Sec. 6. Be it enacted, When five miles of said road Gates, shall be completed, commencing at the Louisville turn
pike road near E. P. Connell's, said company may erect a toll gate upon the same, and charge toll, provided there is five thousand dollars subscribed in stock, and said company may, from time to time, when the additional sum of five thousand dollars shall be subscribed, erect a second gate, provided there is five miles more of said road completed, and so on the same proportion until said road shall be completed; provided, there shall not be more than one gate for every five miles on said road.
Sec. 7. Be it enacted, That the aforesaid commissionCalls of Stock. ers may demand of such subscribers as may take stock
in said road, such sums as to them may seem reasonable, to facilitate the speedy completion of said road, and said commissioners are authorized to receive subscription for stock on said road, to be paid either in money or work, in such proportions as said commissioners shall authorize or direct.
Sec. 8. Be it enacted, That the third section of an act to incorporate the Clarksville and Russelville turnpike road company, which relates to the collection of such stock as may have been subscribed, when the same is called by the proper authorities and not paid, be and is herein adopted.
Sec. 9. Be it enacted, That if any person shall refuse Penalty for not or neglect to pay the toll hereby granted, at the time of paying Toll. offering to pass, the toll gatherer may lawfully refuse a
passage to such person, or persons, or things subject to io toll aforesaid; or if any article or things liable to toll shall, by any means, pass without payment when de