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quired to be loaned on mortgage security, in the pur- deposits in state chase of the public stock of any of the New England stocks, city or states, or of the United States, or in the public stock town bonds, &c. or bonds of any incorporated city, town, or borough of this state.

SEC. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Approved, Dec. 24th, 1862.

CHAPTER XII.

An Act in addition to "An Act concerning Education."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen· tatives, in General Assembly convened:

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election of school

SEC. 1. That in all cases when any school district Validating the shall have neglected to elect by ballot, at their annual district officers, meeting, a committee, clerk, treasurer or collector, for in certain cases. such school district, in conformity with the provisions of the fifteenth section of the third chapter of the act passed A. D. 1856, entitled "An Act in addition to and in alteration of An Act concerning Education," " the proceedings of such districts in electing such officers in a mode different from that prescribed in said fifteenth section of the third chapter of the said act of 1856, and the official acts of all such officers, shall be, and the same are hereby confirmed and made valid to all intents and purposes.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage, provided, it shall not affect any suit now pending. Approved, Dec. 24th, 1862.

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BANKS COLLEGES FOR THE BENEFIT OF AGRICULTURE, &C.

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CHAPTER XIII.

An Act in addition to and in alteration of "An Act relating to Banks."

Bet enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened:

No bank or banking corporation shall suffer any to forfeiture, for loss of its charter, or any diminution of its franchises, tion, or deficien- or be deemed or become liable to any forfeiture, fine, cy of specie: penalty, or disability whatsoever, by reason of any existing over-issue of circulation or deficiency in specie; Provided such provided, that such over-issue of such bank or banking tired and the de- Corporation shall be wholly retired, and such defificiency supplied, ciency supplied, on or before the first day of April

over-issue is re

by April 1st,

1863.

next.

Approved, Dec. 24th, 1862.

Accepting the grant to this

state, of public lands, to provide benefit of agri

colleges the

culture and the mechanic arts.

The governor may appoint

CHAPTER XIV.

An Act relating to Colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened :

SEC. 1. That the lands, rights, powers and privi. leges granted to and conferred upon the state of Connecticut, by an act of congress, entitled "An Act donating Public Lands to the several States and Territories which may provide Colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts," approved, July 2d, 1861, be, and the same are hereby accepted, upon the terms, conditions and restrictions contained in said act of congress.

SEC. 2. That his excellency the governor be and commissioners, he is hereby authorized, to appoint any number of commissioners not exceeding three, to perform, under his direction, any act or acts necessary to secure and

&c.

make available to the state, the provisions of said act of congress.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect from the day of its passage.

Approved, Dec. 24th, 1862.

CHAPTER XV.

An Act to authorize Corporations to appoint Vice-
Presidents.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened:

vice-president,

SEC. 1. That any corporation existing under the Any corporation laws of this state may appoint a vice-president, who may appoint a, may exercise the powers of the president, and whose who may exeracts shall be valid within his authority.

SEC. 2. All acts and resolutions inconsistent here

with are hereby repealed.

Approved, Dec. 24th, 1862.

cise the powers of president.

CHAPTER XVI.

An Act to Authorize the Issuing of State Bonds.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened:

thorized to issue

in twenty years,

SEC. 1. That to enable the treasurer of this state to Treasurer auborrow the sum of two millions of dollars, appropriated $2,000,000 state and authorized to be borrowed under an act, entitled bonds, payable "An Act in addition to 'An Act to provide for the Or- at six per cent. ganization and Equipment of a Volunteer Militia, and to provide for the Public Defence," approved, October 16th, 1861, or so much of said sum as may be needed to carry into effect the aforesaid act, and any acts in addition to or alteration thereof, bonds of the

Bonds may be'

sold in New York

or Boston,

value.

state of Connecticut may be issued for the amount to be borrowed, bearing interest at the rate of six per cent. per annum, with semi-annual interest coupons attached, payable on the first days of January and July in each year, the principal payable twenty years from date, the treasurer's office in Hartford, in this state. The interest coupons shall be payable at said treasurer's office in the city of Hartford.

SEC. 2. The bonds hereby authorized to be issued shall be procured, executed, advertised and disposed of, and in all respects proceeded with, pursuant to the provisions of the act, entitled "An Act authorizing the Treasurer to borrow money for the Equipment and Payment of the Volunteer Militia, and to issue State Bonds," approved, June 18th, 1861.

Provided, however, That the treasurer of this state, by and with the advice and consent of the governor, not less than par may, from time to time, offer any of said bonds for sale, and may sell the same in said cities of New York and Boston, in such manner and upon such terms as the governor and treasurer may direct; but none of said bonds shall be sold at less than the par value Six days' notice thereof; and six days' notice of the sale of said bonds,

of sale, to be

published.

The faith and

credit of the

in either New York or Boston, shall be given by publication in all the daily newspapers published in Hartford and New Haven, and also in three newspapers published in each of the cities of New York and Boston.

SEC. 3. The faith and credit of the state of Constate, pledged for necticut are hereby pledged for the redemption and payment of the principal and interest of said bonds, according to the tenor thereof.

redemption of bonds.

SEC. 4. The fourth section of an act, entitled "An Act in addition to 'An Act to provide for the Organization and Equipment of a Volunteer Militia, and to provide for the Public Defence," approved, October 16th, 1861; and also an act in addition to the act last aforesaid, approved, July 10th, 1862, are hereby repealed.

SEC. 5. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, Dec. 24th, 1862.

CHAPTER XVII.

[NOTE, BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE.-By proclamation of the Governor, made on the thirty-first day of December, 1862, in accordance with an act of the general assembly, all persons upon whom any duties are imposed by this act, are released from all obligation to perform the same, and absolved from all liability or penalty for the nonperformance thereof.]

An Act in addition to an Act, entitled "An Act relating to Electors and Elections."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened:

registration, to

dent electors who are in military

service of the

United States.

SEC. 1. The clerk of the board of registration in Clerk of board of each town in this state shall, on or before the tenth make lists of res!day of January, A. D. 1863, make a list, as nearly perfect as practicable, of the names of all the electors residents of said town, on the first Monday of December, A. D. 1862, who shall then be in the military service of the United States, which names shall be arranged in alphabetical order, and said list shall give the rank of each of said electors in said service; if a regimental or staff officer, the number of the regiment to which he is attached; and if a line or non-commissioned officer, musician, or private, the number of the regiment, battalion, squadron of cavalry or battery of artillery, and the letter of the company in such regiment, squadron or battalion to which he belongs; and said lists shall be delivered by said clerk to said board, on or before said tenth day of January, A. D. 1863.

posited with town

SEC. 2. Said board of registration shall, within five Lists to be dedays thereafter, deposit the list of the names of such clerk; copies to electors, authenticated by the signatures of said board, be posted, &c. or a majority of them, in the town clerk's office, for public inspection, and shall post copies of the same, in the same manner as they are now by law required to post copies of the registry lists of said towns, and the town clerk, upon payment of the legal fees, shall furnish unto any one desiring it, a certified copy of such list so deposited in his office.

vised, by board

SEC. 3. The board of registration in each town shall Lists to be remeet at such convenient place, as they may appoint, of registration. on the nineteenth day of January, 1863, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day, to correct and revise said lists, and shall remain in session for that purpose until five o'clock in the afternoon of said day, with liberty

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