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CHAP. 13.-An ACT to authorize the Tobacco City Building Fund

Association, of Lynchburg, to hold real estate and convey the same.

Approved January 24, 1880.

Power to hold real estate

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the Tobacco City Building Fund Association, of Lynchburg, be authorized, in its corporate character as well as by its trustees, to hold the legal title to real estate not exceeding five acres, and such as

it may acquire in part or in whole satisfaction of debt, whether Power to con- heretofore or hereafter acquired, and shall be permitted to con

vey the same under its corporate seal when its board of direct

ors shall so order. Commencem't

2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

vey

CHAP. 14.-An ACT appointing certain trustees to sell and convey

the old site of the Buck-Mountain church in Albemarle county.

Approved January 24, 1880.

Authority to sell and convey

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That Rev. D. C. T. Davis, Dr. T. A. Michie and Dr. Birckhead be appointed trustees to sell and convey the lot of land lying near Earleys.

ville, in Albemarle county, which was formerly the site of Application of Buck-Mountain Episcopal church, and apply the proceeds of proceeds

such sale as the vestry of said church may direct. Commencem't

2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

CHAP. 15.–An ACT to incorporate the Following Sons of Abraham

Society.

Approved January 24, 1880.

Corporators

Corporate name General powers

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That Christopher Roane, Thomas Vartors, Gabriel Brooks, Thomas Finley and Reuben Roane, and such others as may be associated with them, be and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate by the name and style of The Following Sons of Abraham Society, and by that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and do all and every act necessary to enjoy the powers conferred by this charter.

2. The objects of said society are, to aid its sick and bury its deceased members, to assist members to bury their wives and children, and to aid the families and widowed mothers of deceased members.

Objects

real estate Proviso

3. The society may hold any real or personal estate, pro- Power to hold vided the real estate does not exceed one acre of land, and the personal estate does not exceed in value the sum of five thou. sand dollars.

4. The said society shall have the power and authority to Power to make and adopt a constitution and by-laws, rules and regula- tution and 55tions for the admission and expulsion of its members and their laws government, the election of its officers and to define their duties, and for the safe-keeping and disbursement of its funds, and from time to time to alter, amend or repeal such constitution, by-laws, rules and regulations : provided, that the same Proviso be not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States or the state of Virginia.

5. This act shall be in force from its passage, and shall be commencem't subject to amendment, alteration or modification, at the pleasure of the general assembly.

CHAP, 16.—An ACT to authorize the judge of the eleventh circuit to

hold special terms of the courts in his circuit.

Approved January 24, 1880.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That Judge authorthe judge of the eleventh judicial circuit be and he is hereby special terms authorized to hold, in such manner as is now prescribed, special terms of his court in any county of the said circuit when in his opinion it is proper that the same should be held. At any What causes such special term any civil cause or matter at law or in chancery may be heard and determined which could have been heard and determined if the same had been a regular term.

2. This act shall be in force from its passage, and expire on Commencem't the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eighty-one.

pire

may be heard

When to ex

CHAP. 17.-JOINT RESOLUTION appropriating fifteen hundred

dollars to enable the governor to enforce the oyster laws in the waters of the Rappahannock river.

Approved January 24, 1880.

1. Resolved by the House of Delegates (the Senate concur- Governor auring), That the governer be and he is hereby authorized and thorized to requested to take such immediate measures as he may think to enforce the proper for the enforcement of the oyster laws in the waters of

oyster laws the Rappahannock river; and for this purpose the sum of fif. Appropriateen hundred dollars is hereby appropriated to defray any expense incurred in the execution of this resolution.

2. This joint resolution shall take effect from its passage. Commencem't

tions

CHAP. 18.--An ACT to amend the charter of the Richmond and

Mecklenburg Railroad Company.

Approved January 24, 1880.

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re-enacted When com

$ 2 of act 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That Charter of the the second section of the act entitled an act to amend and reRichmond and enact an act entitled an act to incorporate the Richmond and railroad com Mecklenburg railroad company, approved March twenty-fifth. proved 25th

eighteen hundred and seventy-five, approved April second, eighiMarch, 1875, teen hundred and seventy nine, be amended and re-enacted so approved April 2, 1879, as to read as follows: amended and

§ 2. Be it further enacted, That whenever five thousand dol

lars of the amount aforesaid shall have been subscribed, the pany to be in- subscribers, their successors and assigns shall be and they are

hereby declared and constituted a body politic and corporate Corporate under the name and style of The Richmond and Mecklenburg Powers Railroad Company, and as such shall be entitled to all the Restrictions privileges granted, and subject to all the restrictions and regu

lations imposed by the Code of Virginia and the laws amendatory thereof, so far as the same are applicable to said corpora

tion and not inconsistent with the provisions of this act. Commencem't 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

name

CHAP. 19.–An ACT to provide for the continued use of convict labor

hy the James River and Kanawha Company.

Approved January 24, 1880.

Preamble

Whereas the James River and Kanawha company is now in possession of one hundred and cighty convicts, which were received under the provisions of an act approved December twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and entitled an act to provide for the use of convict labor on the James River and Kanawha canal, and that the Buchanan and Clifton Forge railway company has contracted for the use of said convict labor under the authority of an act approved March seventeen,

eighteen hundred and seventy-eight: Limitation of 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the limitatime extended

tion of time for the use of said convicts, which was restricted by the acts aforesaid to the first Wednesday in December,

eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, is extended to the first Proviso Wednesday in December, eighteen hundred and eighty : pro

vided, that such extension of time shall apply to the use only
of such convicts as are now in the possession and use of said
companies, and shall not be construed to authorize the delivery
of any other convicts from the penitentiary to said James

River anů Kanawba company.
Commencem't 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

HAP. 20.-An ACT to prescribe the manner of summoning jurors in

certain cases where a city, town or county shall be a party.

Approved January 24, 1880.

holders from another coun

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That in any case where freeshich is to be tried by a jury, where a county, city, town or ther municipal corporation shall be a party, and the trial is ty may be

summoned as iad in a court of said county, city, town or other municipal jurors orporation, the judge of the court in which such suit shall be Dending shall, upon the application of either party, cause to be jummoned twenty freeholders from an adjacent county, city or own, free from objection, from which panel of twenty jurors jo summoned a jury shall be selected in the manner directed by the twenty-third section of chapter one hundred and fifty-ight of the Code of Virginia, eighteen hundred and seventyhree. 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

Commencem't

CHAP. 21.-JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing the auditor of public accounts to borrow money to pay arrearages to lunatic asylums and the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institution, &c.

Approved January 29, 1880.

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1. Be it resolved by the House of Delegates (the Senate Authority to

borrow money concurring). That the auditor of public accounts be and is hereby authorized and instructed to borrow an amount of money not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, as soon as possible, at a rate of interest not exceeding six per centum Rate of inteper annum, and to apply immediately as much of said sum as

Purpose of may be necessary for the payment of all arrearages to the sev- loan eral lunatic asylums and the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institution of the state up to the thirty-first day of December, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and the revenues of the state Revenue are hereby pledged for the repayment of the sum so borrowed. pledged as se

CHAP. 22.-An ACT to incorporate the Richmond and Southwestern

Railway Company.

Approved February 2, 1880.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That Corporators William Amory, Junior, Walter M. Sweet, Parker C. Chandler, William Frazier, Francis H. Manning, Otis Kimball, Edward C. Ellis, and their associates and successors, who may become stockholders, be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate by the name and style of The Richmond and Corporate Southwestern Railway Company.

name

shares
Board of direc-
tors

Capital stock 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall be one million

dollars, but may be increased at any meeting of the stockhold. ers called for that purpose upon such notice as the board of directors may deem proper, so as not to exceed thirty thousand dollars per mile for each mile of double-track railroad, or fifteen thousand dollars per mile for each mile of single-track railroad,

which said company shall build or own in this state or other Divided into states, divided into shares of one hundred dollars each.

3. The persons first named in this act shall constitute the first board of directors of the said company, and shall continue

in office until the first meeting of the stockholders thereof. Annual meet- 4. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the said com. ing

pany may be held at the city of Washington on the Wednesday after the second Monday in January of each year, or on such other day and at such other place as the stockholders may

by resolution adopted in any annual meeting, to take effect at Who entitled the next annual meeting, prescribe. At all stockholders' meetto vote

ings subscribers who have met all calls on their stock shall be entitled to one vote, which may be cast in person, or by written proxy, for each share so held, but such subscribers as are in

arrears shall not be entitled to vote for each share of stock. Books of sub- 5. The directors of said corporation, after organization, may scription to be opened

open the books for subscription of stock from time to time, as they choose, until the stock is fully taken and instalments on

original subscriptions of stock, as well as those afterwards How subscrip- received, shall be paid, at such times and places and in such tions paid

amounts as said directors, either by the by-laws or by special

resolution, may prescribe. Purposes of 6. The said Richmond and Southwestern railway company charter

shall be and is hereby authorized and empowered to locate, construct, build and complete a railroad with such number of tracks as said corporation may desire, and for that purpose shall be entitled to acquire title to a continuous line of one hundred feet in width of land, with such additional ground as may be necessary for the use of said road from any point they may select at or near Pound gap or Cumberland gap, on the southeastern boundary line of the state of Kentucky, passing through the counties of Russell, Tazewell, Bland, Giles, and Craig to the city of Richmond, and through said city of Rich

mond, to such point as may be selected by said company at Construction tidewater in said state of Virginia ; but this act shall not be of act

construed as interfering with any of the franchises or privileges of the James River and Kanawha company or the Bu.

chanan and Clifton Forge railway company. Quorum 7. A majority of said board of directors of the corporation

hereby created shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business of said corporation which could be transacted by

a full board of directors. Power to con- 8. Said company shall have power to unite, consolidate or solidate its railway with

connect its railroad with any other line of railroad constructed or which may be constructed in this state, upon such terms as may be agreed upon between the companies so uniting, connecting or consolidating, and for that purpose full power is hereby

other roads

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