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time and place the members, or such of them as may who shall vote be present, either personally or by proxy, evidenced for President

under the hand of the shareholder, and shall not be und directors

in arrears for any annual contributions, fines or for-
feitures, shall elect and choose by ballot, five direc-
tors out of their number to serve for the half year
ensuing their election, and until others shall be élec-

ted and consent to serve in their places ; Provided al. Proviso:

ways, That a majority of the shartho‘ders as". afore-
said, either personally or by proxy, shall be necessa-

ry to elect the directors, and that each shareholder
No. votes
each share., shall be entitled to one vote for each shore he shall
holder enti- possess in the institution ; 'and that the concurrence
tied to

of all the shareholders present as aforesaid, shall be
essential to the election of a director.

Sec. 6. And beit further enaced, That the directors Books of the shall cause the treasurer, secretary and librarian, to corporation

keep, in suitable books for that purpose. just and pro-
per entries of all the proceedings and accounts of the
company, and have them laid before the

company

at every half yearly meeting, previous to taking the votes for directors ; and shall always deliver the said books, together with all the property of the company, in good order, to their successors in office, whenever required.

" Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That the first election First election for directors, for directors, by virtue of this act, shall be held on. when held the first Saturday in January next; and the second ir

election on the first Saturday in January next ensuGeneral elec. ing i änd oy the first Saturdays of January and July

in every vear forever thereafter, and in case a ma-
jority should fail to appear at the times appointed to
hold elections of directors, that elections shril be held
as soon thereafter, as the attendance of a majority of
the shareholders can be obtained for that purpose,

- previous notice thereof being given as aforesaid: Proviso

Provided always, that if twenty shares shall not be
subscribed for, prior to the period limited for the
first election by this act, then the said election shall be
postponed until the aforesaid twenty subscribers shall

be obtained. Shares may

Sec. 8. Be it further enacted,. That each sharebe transfered holder shall be at. liberty, at all times, to .transfer or

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relinquish his share or shares, and that he shall for. or relinquish

ed ever thereaster be released from all further contributioa on account thereof. , Procid d however, 'That the Legislature of this state reserve to themselves the power, at all times, to alter, amend or repeal

this act.

CHAP, CXCIV.

AN ACT

To keep open and improve the navigation of Big Bar

ren river, from the mouth of Bay's fork in Warren county, to the mouth of Long creek in Barren county.

APPROVED, December 27, 1810. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly,

B That Alexander Davidson, jun. and Samuel Parker, Commission of Barren county, and John Godly, of Warren coun- ers ty, are appointed commissioners, to open and keep in repair the navigation of big Barren river, from the mouth of Bays fork in -Warren county, to the mouth of Long creek in Barren county ; and they aré heres y empowered to raise by subscription, the Sum to be sum of one thousand dollars, either.in money, property or labor, for the purpose aforesaid; and the said commissioners, or a majority of them, are hereby authorised to cause all obstructions to the navi. how appropii gation of said streain, to be removed; and to cut

ated down all timber projecting over said stream ; shrub all points of islands ; remove all fish dams, rocks or logs ; and the said commissioners, or a inajority of them, as soon as they shall raise a sufficient sum for the purpose aforesaid, may proceed to employ hands, and superintend the clearing out of said strean, agreeably to the provisions of this act : pro- Commission vided however, that the said commissioners, before ers to give they proceed to clear out said stream shall, in the bond

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raised

county court of Barren, enter into bond, with

security to be approve of by the said court, in the Penalty sum of ff een hundred dollars, conditioned to apCondition

propriate ahe money, property and labor, to remoting the obstructions on said stream, in pursuance

of the directions of this act ; and the said commiscompensation sioners shall receive compensation for their services,

in proportion to the time they or either of them may serve, cut of the subscriptions to be raised by this act, not exceeding one dollar for each day which

they shall actually serye, in clearing out said stream. Penalty on SEC, 2. And be it further enacted, That' from and placing ob- after the passage of this act, any person erecting, or structions in causing to be erected, any fish dams, bridges or other

obstructions to the passage of boats, up or down said stream, shall for every such offence, forfeit and pay ive dollars, for every twenty four hours such ob

struction shall remain therein. How subscrip Sức. 3. And be it further enacted, That the comtions recover missioners under this act, shall be authorised to insti

tute suits before the competent tribunale, to recover the subscriptions under this act.

the stream

ed.

CHAP. CXCV.

AN ACT

WH

For the relief of THOMAS MEANS.

APPROVED, December 27, 1810. HEREAS it is represented to the present ge

heral assembly, That Thomas Means entered two hundred acres of land in Barren county, being the head-right wherton he now lives ;-when the surveyor, who was employed to lay off the said two hundred

on the ground, he was directed by said Means, to run a certain boundary and find the contents, which made about one hundred and thirty acres: subsequently the surveyor was directed with certain of said lines, so as to

acres

came

include two hundred acres, which did, but in making out the platt,' through mistake,

luded only about one hundred and thirty acres, which

ras laid off.by the first boundary. The said platt ans

Serti. ficate being thus returned to the register, the pas issued for two hundred acres, for which he paid up the state price in full ; but upon inspection it is found, the boundary prescribed in said patent, contains only one hundred and thirty acres, or thereabouts--Wherefore,

Sec. 1. BE it enacted by the general assembly, That the register of the land office shall, and he is hereby directed, to issue a patent for the boundary which was run and marked by said surveyor, including two hundred acres.

Sec. 2. And be it further cnacted, That the said Thomas Means shall transmit à certificate from the county surveyor, specifying the true boundary which was run by said surveyor, when said two hundred acres was laid off.

CHAP. CXCVỊ.

AN ACT

To amend an act entitled an act to amend the law

respecting CUT MONEY."

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Approved, December 27, 1810. Sec. 1.BE it enacted by the general assembly, That the oath required

to be taken of collectors of public money, by virtue of the second section of the act entitled " An act to amend the law respecting cut money," shall be administered by the treasurer only ; and any collector swearing falsely in the premises, shall be deemed guilty of perjury, and liable to the punishment provided by law for that offence.

PAP. CXCVII.

AN ACT

s or the relief and benefit of the sheriff's Of this com

monwealii..

APPROVED, December 22; 1810.

THEREAS, Richard Davis, sheriff of HopRecital

, of delinquents agrecably to law, in the year 1809, owing to the want of time to travel to Frankfort, from the session of the court of champ of the said ccunty, until the limitation for the returning of lists of delinquents by lw, had expired : and whereas a law passed at the last session of the legislature, allowing the said sheyiff the privilege of returning his list of delinquents, within the space of fifteen days from the passage of the said law; but from an inconsiderable informality which existed in the said list, the auditor of public accounts did not feel himself authorised them to receive it; and before it could be returued and correcred, tlıe said time of fifteen days had expired - Where re,

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assernbly, Richard Da. That the said Richard Davis, sholl be authorised to vis

draw from the trensury the certified amount of the delinquere list of Hopkins county, for the year 1809, the exid Davis having first produced the said list, within four days from the passage oi th's law, to the auditor of public accounts, after the manner prescribed by law ; and having obtained from him

the necessary-receipt. certain shits, allowed long

Sec. De ii further enacted, That in all cases er time to re

where any sherifi of this commonwealth shall have turn lists of been unable to return their delinquent lists for the delinquents

year 1309, in the time prescribed by law; and have by reasou thereof, been prevented from gerting their said delinquent lists aliowed by the auditor ; and haye notwithstanding paid up, and obtained their

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