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them to be received for transportation of persons or property on their said road or upon any part thereot. Provided, that a uniform rate per mile shall be charged for the transportation of such passengers or freight as shall be received from, or delivered to the several railroads in this state, with which said railroad may be connected. And provided also, that it shall be the duty of said company to run their trains

each way for passengers, at such times and in such manner as to afford reasonable facilities for receiving passengers from, and delivering them to each of the other railroads in this state, with which said road may be connected.

Sec. 12. That if any person shall willfully do or cause to be done any act or acts whatever, whereby any building, construction or works of said company, or any engine, machine or structure, or any matter or thing appertaining to the same or to said road, shall be stopped, obstructed, impaired, weakened, injured or destroyed, the person or persons so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall forfeit and pay to said corporation double the amount of damages sustained by means of such offense or injury, to be recovered in the name of said corporation, with costs of snit, by action of debt.

SEC. 13. That the directors of said company may require the payment of the sum or sums subscribed to the capital stock of said company, at such times and in such proportions and upon such conditions as they may deem fit; and in case any stockholder shall refuse or neglect to make payment, pursuant to the requisition of the board of directors, the stock of such stockholder, or so much thereof as shall be necessary, may be sold by the directors of said corporation, at public anction, after the lapse of thirty days from the time when the payment became due; and the surplus money, the avails of such sale, after deducting the payments due and interest thereon, and the necessary expenses of sale, shall be paid over to such negligent stockholder.

Sec. 14. That the legislature may authorize any company to enter with another railroad at any point of said road, paying for the right of using the same, or any part thereof, such a rate of toll as the directors of the said New York and Hartford Railroad Company may prescribe, and complying with such rules and regulations as may be established by said last mentioned company;

Seo. 15. That if said company shall not construct, complete and put in operation a single, double or treble railroad or way, as herein before authorized, within five years after the passage of this act, then the rights, privileges and powers of said corporation shall be null and void. And if said company shall not expend the sum of one hundred thousand dollars upon said railroad or way within two years from the rising of this assembly, then the rights, privileges and powers of said corporation shall be null and void. And provided further, that no contracts shall be entered into by said company to an amount exceeding the actual subscriptions.

Sec. 16. That the capital stock of said company shall be assessed at its just value in money and taxed at the same rate as personal estate.

Seo. 17. That this act may be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

SEC. 18. That nothing herein contained shall be construed to prejudice or impair any of the rights now vested in either of the following companies, viz: the Hartford and New Haven Railroad Company, the Housatonic Railroad Company, the New Haven and New York Railroad Company, or the New Haven and Northampton Company.

AMENDING CHARTER OF THE NEW YORK AND HARTFORD RAILROAD COM..

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PASSED 1845.

Resolved by this Assembly, That the New York and Hartford Railroad Company be and they hereby are empowered to organize and commence operations whenever the sum of one million dollars shall have been subscribed to the capital stock of said company, any provision in their charter to the contrary notwithstanding.

AMENDING CHARTER OF THE NEW YORK AND HARTFORD RAILROAD COM.

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PASSED 1846.

Resolved, That the first section of the charter of the New York and Hartford Railroad Company be and the same hereby is amended by striking out the word “to," before the word “ Plainville.”

AMENDING CHARTER OF THE NEW YORK AND HARTFORD RAILROAD com.

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PASSED 1846.

WHEREAS, the people of the state of New York, represented in senate

and assembly, A. D. 1846, granted authority to the New York and Hartford Railroad Company to connect their railroad with the Harlem railroad, through the powers given in the charter of the New York and Connecticut Railroad Company; therefore,

Resolved by this Assembly, Sec. 1. That the New York and Hartford Railroad Company be and they are hereby authorized to subscribe to the stock of and to make joint stock with the New York and Connecticut Railroad Company.

Sec. 2. That the time within which the sum of one hundred thousand dollars is required to be expended in the construction of said New York and Hartford railroad is extended for one year.

Sec. 3. The said company are hereby authorized to organize and com

mence operations when the sum of two hundred thousand dollars shall have been subscribed to their capital stock. Provided, that no part of said road shall be operated or opened for use between the line of the Housatonic railroad and the line of the state of New York, till said road is fully completed and in operation between said Housatonic railroad and the city of Hartford.

SEC. 4. These resolutions may be altered and amended at any time, at the pleasure of the general assembly.

AMENDING CHARTER OF THE NEW YORK AND HARTFORD RAILROAD COM.

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PASSED 1847.

Resolved by this Assembly, Sec. 1. That the time for expending the sum of one hundred thousand dollars on the New York and Hartford railroad be extended for the period of two years; that said railroad company shall retain their franchise from any suitable point in the city of Hartford over and to the extremity of such portion of their railroad as they may construct, and that it shall be lawful for said company and any other railroad company or companies to contract together

for the building, working and management of the said New York and Hartford railroad and the transportation of persons and property thereon, and any other railroad company or companies may enter into such contract or contracts without in any other respect impairing, varying or prejudicing the charters of said companies, or either of them; and said company may construct a railroad on the most feasible route to Winsted through New Hartford.

Sec. 2. This act may be amended, altered or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

EXTENDING TIME FOR COMPLETING THE NEW YORK AND HARTFORD RAIL

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PASSED 1849.

Resolved by this Assembly, That the time within which the New York and Hartford Railroad Company were, by the terms of their original charter, required to complete their railroad from Hartford to the west line of this state, be and the same is hereby extended three years.

INCORPORATING THE NEW YORK AND NEW HAVEN RAILROAD COMPANY.

PASSED 1844.

Resolved by this Assembly, Sec. 1. That Joseph E. Sheffield, Samnel J. Hitchcock, William A. Reynolds, Nathan Smith, Nathaniel R. Clark, P. P. F. DeGrand, S. S. Littlehall

, Elihu Townsend, Anson G. Phelps, with such other persons as shall associate with them for that purpose, are constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of The New York and New Ilaven Railroad Company; and by that name to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any court in this state, to make and have a common seal, and the same to break, alter or renew at pleasure. And the company is hereby vested with all powers, privileges and immuniti which are or may be necessary to carry into effect the purposes and objects of this act as herein after set forth. And said company is hereby authorized and empowered to locate, construct and finally complete a single, double or treble railroad or way from some suitable point in the city of New Haven to the city of Bridgeport, and thence westerly to the west line of this state towards the city of New York, in such route as shall be deemed most expedient, and to transport, take and carry property and persons upon said railroad or way by the power and force of steam, of animals, or of any mechanical or other power, or of any combination of them which said company may choose to apply. And for the purpose of constructing said railroad or way, the said company is hereby authorized to lay out their road not exceeding six rods wide through the whole length; and for the purposes of cutting and embankments, and for the purpose of necessary turnouts and for obtaining stone and gravel, may take as much more land as may be necessary for the proper construction and security of said road; with permission also to make any lawful contract with any other railroad corporation in relation to the business of said company, and also to make joint stocks with any other railroad corporation ; provided, that all damages that may be occasioned to any person or corporation by the taking of any such land or materials aforesaid for the purpose aforesaid shall be paid for by said company in manner herein after provided.

Sec. 2. That the capital stock of said company shall be two millions of dollars, with the privilege of increasing the same to three millions of dollars, and to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each; which shares shall be deemed personal property, and be transferred in such manner and at such places as the by-laws of said company shall direct.

Sec. 3. That the persons named in the first section hereof, or a majority of them, shall open books to receive subscriptions to the capital stock of said company, at such times and places as they, or a majority of them, may appoint, and shall give such notice of the times and places of opening said books as they may deem reasonable, and shall receive said subscriptions under such regulations as they may adopt for the purpose; and if more than twenty thousand shares of stock shall be subscribed they shall have the power to make the shares so subscribed the capital stock of the company; provided they shall not exceed thirty thousand shares, and in case the subscription shall exceed thirty thousand shares, the same shall

be reduced and apportioned in such manner as may be deemed most beneficial to the corporation.

SEC. 4. That the immediate government and direction of the affairs of the company shall be vested in a board of nine directors, who shall be

a chosen by the stockholders of said company in the manner herein after provided, and shall hold their offices until others are duly elected and qualified to take their places as directors; and the said directors (four of whom, the president being one, shall be a quorum for the transaction of business) shall elect one of their number to be president of the board, who shall also be president of said company; they shall also choose a clerk, who shall be sworn to a faithful discharge of his duty, and a treasurer, who shall give bonds with surety to said company in such sum as the said directors may require, for the faithful discharge of his trust.

Sec. 5. That the persons authorized by the third section of this act to open the books for subscription to the capital stock, are hereby authorized, after the books of subscription to the capital stock of said company are closed, to call the first meeting of the stockholders of said company in such way and at such time and place as they may appoint, for the choice of directors of said company; and in all meetings of the stockholders of said company, each share shall entitle the holder thereof to one vote, which vote may be given by said stockholder in person or by lawful proxy; and the annual meeting of the stockholders of said company for the choice of directors, shall be holden at such time and place, and upon such notice as the said company in their by-laws may prescribe.

Sec. 6. That in case it shall so happen that an election of directors shall not be made on any day appointed by the by-laws of said company, said company shall not for that cause be deemed to be dissolved, but such election may be holden on any day which shall be appointed by the directors of said company; and said directors shall have power to fill any vacancy which may occur by death, resignation or otherwise.

SEC. 7. That the directors shall have full power to make and prescribe such by-laws, rules and regulations as they shall deem needful and proper touching the disposition and management of the stock, property, estate and effects of said company, not contrary to this charter or the laws of this state, or of the United States, the transfer of shares, the duties and conduct of their officers and their servants, touching the election of and meeting of the directors, and all matters whatsoever which may appertain to the concerns of said company. Said company is also hereby empowered to purchase, receive and hold such real estate as may be necessary and convenient in accomplishing the object for which this incorporation is granted, and may by their agents, surveyors, engineers and servants, enter upon such route or places, (to be designated by the directors and approved by three commissioners to be appointed by the general assembly for that purpose, who shall have no interest in said railroad,) after such notice given as the commissoners shall deem reasonable, to the

persons whose lands may have been taken, and after hearing all objections which may by such persons be made to the location made by the said directors, as to the location, line, course, road or way whereon to construct, said railroad or way. And it shall be lawful for said company to enter apon and use all such lands and real estate as may be necessary for them in the manner and for the purposes set forth in the first section hereof;

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