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said directors shall, in all cases when met, constitute a board for transacting business, and a majority of the stockholders present at any legal meeting shall be capable of transacting the business of such ineeting, each share entitling the owner thereof to one vote, which vote may be given by said stockholder in person or by lawful proxy. That the first meeting of the corporation hereby formed, may be called by a person or persons appointed for that purpose by the corporators named in the first section of this act, at such time and place, and giving such notice thereof, as said corporators named in said first section shall deem reasonable and proper.

Sec. 4. The president and directors, or a majority of them, for the time being, shall have power to fill any vacancy in their board which may happen by death, resignation or otherwise, for the then current year, and employ a secretary, treasurer and such other officers, mechanics and laborers, as they may think necessary for the transaction of the business and concerns of said corporation, and may require said secretary, treasurer and other officers, to give security, by bond or otherwise, for the faithful discharge of their trust and duty, as said directors may think proper; and also to make and establish such by-laws, rules and regulations, as they shall deem expedient and proper for the better management of the affairs of said corporation, and the same to alter and repeal ; provided, always, said by-laws, rules and regulations be not inconsistent with the laws of this state, or of the United States; and said directors may, and shall, as often as the interests of the stockholders shall require, and the affairs of said corporation shall permit, declare a dividend or dividends of profits on each share, which shall be paid by the treasurer of

SEC. 5. If the annual election of directors shall not be made on the day appointed by the by-laws of said company, the corporation shall not be deemed dissolved for such cause, but said election may be holden on any subsequent day which shall be appointed by said directors.

Sec. 6. The books of said corporation, containing their accounts, shall, at all reasonable times, be open for the inspection of any of the stockholders of said corporation. And an annual statement of the accounts of said corporation shall be made by order of the directors, and the directors may obtain, at any time, new subscriptions to the capital stock, until the same shall amount to the sum of one million dollars.

SEC. 7. The directors may call in the subscriptions to the capital stock by installments, in such proportions, and at such times and places, as they may deem proper, giving such notice thereof as the by-laws and regulations of said corporation shall prescribe. And if any stockholder shall neglect or refuse to pay such installment or installments, within sixty days after the same shall become due and payable, and after the said stockholder has been notified thereof, such negligent stockholder shall forfeit to said company all his or her previous installments, together with all his or her rights and interests whatever in said stock; provided, that nothing herein shall be construed to authorize said corporation to use their funds for any banking transactions.

SEC. 8. The said corporation shall, within the period of twelve months next after the same shall become organized, lodge a certificate with the secretary of the state, containing the amount of capital stock actually paid in, and belonging to said company, which certificate shall be signed

said company,

by the president and secretary of said company, and verified by their oaths; and also, a like certificate of all subsequent installments paid in and new shares thereafter created, shall be verified and lodged in the same

And the amount of capital stock thus certified shall not be withdrawn so as to reduce the same below the amount stated in the certificate. And if any part of the capital stock paid in and certified shall be withdrawn without the consent of the general assembly, the directors shall be jointly and severally liable as traders in company in case of the insolvency of said corporation at any period afterward, for all debts owing by said corporation at the time of or subsequently to the reduction or diminution of the capital as aforesaid.

Sec. 9. This act shall be subject to be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

CHANGING NAME OF THE CHENEY SILK MANUFACTURING COMPANY.

PASSED 1834.

Resolved by this Assembly, That the name of the Cheney Silk Manufacturing Company be and the same is hereby changed to the name of the Cheney Brothers Silk Manufacturing Company.

AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE COLLINS MANUFACTURING COMPANY.

PASSED 1848.

The petition of the Collins Manufacturing Company, brought to this as

sembly, by petition, bearing date the 1st day of May, 1843, praying for an alteration of their charter, as is set forth in said petition, is hereby granted, and this assembly doth

Resolve, That the present charter of said company be so altered and enlarged, as that they shall have power to manufacture iron and steel and other metals, and any articles composed of said metals or either of them. And further, that the name of said company shall be “ The Collins Company," instead of "The Collins Manufacturing Company," whenever this resolution or alteration of said charter shall be accepted by said company at any future meeting of the same, duly convened, so that said company, by said new name, shall be able to transact all the business they are now able, or by this resolution shall be able to transact.

INCORPORATING “COLTS PATENT FIRE-ARMS MANUFACTURING COMPANY."

PASSED 1836.

Resolved by this Assembly, Sec. 1. That Sam. Colt, James B. Colt, Elisha K. Root, Luther P. Sargeant, Milton Joslin, and such other persons as shall be associated with them, be and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of “Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company,” for the purpose of manufacturing every variety of. Colt's patent fire-arms and other implements of war, caps, cartridges, balls and like munitions of war applicable to the use of fire-arms and all kinds of machinery necessary for the construction thereof. · And by that name they and their successors shall be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to purchase, take, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy to them, their successors and assigns, any goods, chattels and effects, of whatever kind they may be, the better to enable them to carry on said business to advantage. And also to purchase, take, hold, occupy and enjoy any lands, tenements or hereditaments in the town of Hartford, that shall be necessary to carry out the purposes of said corporation, and the same or any part thereof, to sell, lease and dispose of at pleasure; also to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, answer and be answered unto in any court of record or elsewhere. And said corporation may have and use a common seal, and may alter the same at their pleasure.

Sec. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall be twelve hundred thousand dollars, with liberty to increase the same to fifteen hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, which shares shall be deemed personal property and be transferable only on the books of said corporation in such manner as the by-laws of said corporation shall prescribe. And said corporation may organize, go into operation and commence business whenever and as soon as seven hundred thousand dollars of said stock shall be taken and subscribed for.

Sec. 3. The stock, property and affairs of said corporation shall be managed by not less than three nor more than seven directors, one of whom shall by said directors be appointed president, and the said directors shall hold their offices for one year and until others are chosen ; said directors shall be the stockholders, and shall be annually elected at such times and places as shall be prescribed by the by-laws of said corporation. A majority of said directors shall in all cases, when met in conformity with the by-laws, constitute a board for the transaction of business, and a majority of the stockholders present at any legal meeting shall be capable of transacting the business of such meeting, each share of stock entitling the owner thereof to one vote, which vote may be given by said stockholder in person or by lawful proxy. The first meeting of the corporation hereby formed may be called by the person or persons designated for that purpose, by the corporators named 'in the first section of this act, at such time and place and giving such notice of such meeting as the person or persons, or a majority of them, thus designated, shall deem reasonable and proper.

Sec. 4. The directors for the time being, or a majority of them, shall have power to fill any vacancy which may happen in their board, by death, resignation or otherwise, for the then current year, and to appoint and employ from time to time a secretary, treasurer and such other officers, mechanics and laborers as they may think proper for the transaction of the business and concerns of said company, and may require said secretary, treasurer and other officers to give such security by bond or otherwise for the faithful discharge of their trusts and duties as said directors shall deem proper; and also to make and establish such by-laws, rules and regulations as they shall deem expedient for the management of the affairs of said corporation, and the same to alter and repeal; provided always, that such by-laws, rules and regulatious be not inconsistent with the laws of this state or of the United States. And said directors shall and may as often as the interests of the stockholders shall require and the affairs of said company will permit, declare a dividend or dividends of profits on each share, which shall be paid by the treasurer of said company.

Sec. 5. If it shall so occur that an election of directors shall not be made on any day appointed by the by-laws of said company, said corporation shall not for that cause be deemed to be dissolved, but such election may be held on any day thereafter which shall be appointed by the directors.

Sec. 6. The books of said corporation, containing their accounts, shall at all reasonable times be open for the inspection of any stockholders of said corporation. And as often as once in each year a statement of the accounts of said company shall be made by order of the directors. And said directors may obtain new subscriptions to the capital stock at any time, not exceeding in the whole the sum of fifteen hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 7. The directors may call in the subscriptions to the capital stock by installments, in such proportions and at such times and places as they shall deem proper, giving such notice thereof as the by-laws and regulations of said company shall prescribe. And in case any stockholder shall neglect or refuse payment of such installinent or installments for the term of sixty days after the same shall become due and payable, and after he, she or they have been notified thereof, the stock of such negligent stockholder or stockholders, or so much thereof as shall be necessary, shall be sold by the directors at public anction, giving at least thirty days notice thereof in some newspaper published in the town of Hartford ; and the proceeds of such sale shall be first applied in payment of the install. ment called for and the expense attending the call and sale, and the residue shall be refunded to the owner thereof. And such sale shall entitle the purchaser to all the rights of a stockholder, to the extent of the shares so bought.

Sec. 8. The said corporation shall within the period of thirty days next after the same shall become organized, lodge a certificate with the secretary of this state, containing the amount of capital stock actually paid in and belonging to said company, which certificate shall be signed by the president and secretary, and verified by their oath. And also a like certificate of all installments subsequently paid in and new shares thereafter created, shall be certified and lodged in liko manner within thirty

days after the same shall have been paid in, and said stock shall have been created. And the amount of capital stock thus certified shall not be withdrawn so as to reduce the same below the amount stated in said certificates. And if any part of the capital stock paid in and certified shall be withdrawn without the consent of the general assembly first had and obtained therefor, the directors ordering, causing or allowing such withdrawal or reduction of capital, shall be liable, jointly and severally, as traders in company, in case of the insolvency of said corporation at any period afterwards, for all debts owing by said corporation at the time of or subsequently to the reduction or diminution of the capital as aforesaid.

SEC. 9. This act shall be subject to be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE EAGLE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF

MANSFIELD.

PASSED 1888,

WHEREAS, the Eagle Manufacturing Company of Mansfield, Tolland

county, by their act of incorporation are required to have not less than five directors to manage the affairs of the corporation; but in consequence of a sale and transfer of the stock of sundry stockholders, the number of stockholders is reduced to two persons, of course there can be but two directors:

Resolved by this Assembly, That the Eagle Manufacturing Company's ‘act of incorporation be so amended and altered as to allow said company to transact their corporation affairs with but two directors, in the same manner as if there were tive; and that all acts of said company be as binding and valid since their number has been reduced, as it would have been if the number had not herein been reduced. Provided, that this resolution shall in no way affect any suit or action now pending.

AMENDING CHARTER OF THE EAGLE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF GLAS

TENBURY.

PASSED 1845.

Resolved by this Assembly, That the Eagle Manufacturing Company, of the town of Glastenbury, a company incorporated by the legislature of this state for manufacturing purposes, have leave to hold their meetings for the choice of officers and the transaction of other business, at their office in Glastenbury or Hartford.

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