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absence of the president and vice president, the society may elect one of their own number as president for the occasion. The treasurer shall receive all moneys belonging to the society, and shall pay them to its order, signed by the president and recording secretary. The recording secretary shall keep a true and faithful account of the transactions of said society and record the same. The corresponding secretary shall manage all the correspondence of said society, collect all moneys due said society, and pay them over to the treasurer, taking said treasurer's receipt therefor. It shall be the duty of the censors to examine candidates for the Botanico practice of medicine, and if they find such candidates qualified shall give such applicants a certificate to that effect.

Sec. 5. That the three persons named in the first section hereof be authorized to call a meeting of said society, by a written or printed notice to each member thereof, to be holden at such place as they may designate, on the fourth day of July, A. D. 1848, to organize said society, to form by-laws and to transact any business for the benefit of said society.

Resolved further, Sec. 6. That this act may be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

INCORPORATING THE CONNECTICUT ECLECTIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

PASSED 1855.

Resolved by this Assembly, Sec. 1. That Doctors J. W. Johnson, of Hartford, Selden Sprague, of New Haven, J. N. Wilson, of Norwich, Elsworth Burr, of Middletown, T. F. Davis, of Meriden, L. L. Dickinson, of Colchester, G. N. Langdon, of Bristol, Á. I. Fisk, of Killingly, and all other physicians and surgeons now members of the Connecticut Eclectic Medical Association, and all physicians and surgeons who shall hereafter become associated with them in pursuance of the provisions of this act, shall be and remain a body politic and corporate, by the name of the Connecticut Eclectic Medical Association, and by that name they and their successors shall and may have perpetual succession ; shall be capable of suing and being sued, of pleading and being impleaded in all suits of whatsoever name or nature, may have a common seal, and may alter the same at pleasure, and may also purchase, receive, hold and convey any real or personal estate to any amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. The members of said association shall hold an annual meeting on the second Tuesday of May, at such place or places as may be desig. nated by them, and being thus assembled, shall 'elect from among their number a president, vice president, corresponding and recording secretaries, treasurer, and a board of censors not exceeding five, who shall hold their offices one year or until others are chosen. Said society when so assembled shall have power to make by-laws for the regulation and govern

ment of the society, and for the promotion of the objects of the same, not repugnant to the laws of the United States or of this state; to lay a tax upon the members of said society of not exceeding five dollars per year, to be collected by the corresponding secretary, and to be paid over to the treasurer of the society; to dispose of the moneys thus raised, and all other property of the society, in such a manner as they may think proper to promote the welfare and interest of the society.

Sec. 3. The society shall have power to establish a school for the purpose of educating students for the eclectic practice of medicine, and the of ficers of the society shall constitute a board of trustees for the management of the same; to provide ways and means for its support, and to take any measures not contrary to the laws of the United States or of this state to insure its success.

SEC. 4. At all meetings of the society, the president shall preside, or in his absence the vice president shall preside, and in case of the absence of the president and vice president, the society may elect one of their own number as president for the occasion. The treasurer shall receive all moueys belonging to the society, and shall pay them over upon orders signed by the president and recording secretary. The recording secretary shall keep a true and faithful account of the transactions of said society, and record the same. The corresponding secretary shall manage all the correspondence of said society, collect all moneys due said society, and pay them over to the treasurer, taking said treasurer's receipt therefor. It shall be the duty of the censors to examine candidates for the eclectic practice of medicine, and if they find such candidates qualified shall give them certificates to that effect.

SEC. 5. That the eight persons named in the first section hereof, or a majority of them, be authorized to call a meeting of said society, by a written or printed notice to each member thereof, to be holden at such place as they may designate, on the third Tuesday of October, 1855, to organize said society, to form by-laws, and to transact any business for the benefit of said society.

Resolved further, Sec. 6. That this act may be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

AN ACT IN ALTERATION OF AN ACT, ENTITLED “AN ACT TO INCORPORATE

THE CONNECTICUT MEDICAL SOCIETY."

PASSED 1842.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, That the eighth section of an act entitled “ An act to incorporate the Connecticut Medical Society,” be and the same is hereby repealed.

AN ACT IN ALTERATION OF AN ACT, ENTITLED “AN ACT TO INCORPORATE

THE CONNECTICUT MEDICAL SOCIETY."

PASSED 1847.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, That the several county meetings of the Connecticut Medical Society may change the time of ħolding said meetings to such time as they may severally appoint, and that so much of the act to incorporate the Connecticut Medical Society, as is contrary to this act, be and is hereby repealed.

AMENDING CHARTER OF CONNECTICUT MEDICAL SOCIETY.

PASSED 1855.

Resolved, That the annual meeting of the fellows of the Connecticut Medical Society shall hereafter be held on the fourth Wednesday of May.

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE CONNECTICUT MEDICAL SOCIETY.

PASSED 1855.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, That the annual meeting of the fellows of the Connecticut Medical Society, shall hereafter be held on the fourth Wednesday of May, annually, instead of the second Wednesday of May, as now required by law; and no acceptance by said society, shall be necessary to make this act operative.

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AN ACT, ENTITLED “AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE

MEDICAL INSTITUTION OF YALE COLLEGE."

PASSED 1856.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, That the act entitled "An act in relation to the Medical Institution of Yale College," be and hereby is altered, by adding to

the third section of said act the words following: Provided furthermore, that no person shall be recommended as aforesaid to a gratuitous course of lectures, unless such person shall have previously attended one course of lectures in the Medical Institution of Yale College.

TITLE XX.

MINING, QUARRY AND ORE BED COMPANIES.

INCORPORATING THE BRISTOL MINING COMPANY.

PASSED 1849.

Resolved by this Assembly, SEC. 1. That James Brown, Horatio Allen, Robert M. Stratton, Edward C. Delavan, Erastus Corning and John T. Norton, with all others who are or shall hereafter become associated with them, be and they hereby are, with their successors and assigns, made and established a body politic and corporate, by the name of The Bristol Mining Company,for the purpose of mining, for smelting and vending ore, minerals, earths and metallic substances of every description, in the most advantageous manner; and by that name they and their assigns and successors shall be, and hereby are authorized and empowered to purchase, take, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy, to them and their successors, any goods, chattels and effects of whatever kind they may be, the better to enable them to carry on such business to advantage; also to purchase, take, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy any such lands, tenements and hereditaments, in the counties of Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield, as shall be necesary for the views and purposes of said corporation ; also, to take and hold a lease or leases of mining privileges, and all of said property to sell 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 not exceed five hundred thousand dollars, and a share of said stock shall be one hundred dollars, and shall be deemed and considered personal estate, and be transferable only on the books of said company in such form as the directors of said company shall prescribe; and said company shall at all times have a

lien upon all the stock or property of the members of said corporation invested therein for all debts due from them to said company.

Sec. 3. The stock, property and affairs of the corporation shall be managed by not less than three nor more than nine directors, one of whom they shall appoint their president, who shall hold their offices for one year; which directors shall be stockholders, and shall be annually elected at such time and place as the regulations of said corporation shall prescribe; a majority of the directors shall on all occasions when met 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 said meeting, each share entitling the owner thereof to one vote; and James Brown, Horatio Allen, Robert M. Stratton, Edward C. Delavan, Erastus Corning and John T. Norton shall be the first directors of said corporation.

Sec. 4. The president and directors for the time being, or a major part of them, shall have

power
to fill
any vacancy

which

may happen in their board by death, resignation or otherwise, for the 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 the said company; and also to make and establish such by-laws, rules and regulations as they shall think expedient for the better management of the concerns of said corporation, and the same to alter and repeal; provided always, that such bylaws, rules and regulations be not inconsistent with the laws of this state or of the United States.

SEC. 5. Said directors shall and may as often as the interest of the stockholders shall require, and the affairs of said company will permit, declare a dividend or dividends of profit on each share, which shall be paid by the treasurer of said company.

Sec. 6. If it shall so happen thať an election or directors should not take place in any year at the annual meeting of the corporation, the said corporation shall not for that reason be dissolved, but such election may be held thereafter on any convenient day within one year, to be fixed on by the directors, they previously giving public notice thereof.

Sec. 7. The books of said company containing their accounts shall at all reasonable times be open for the inspection of any of the stockholders of said company; 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 the secretary of said company shall once in each year certify the amount of stock paid in, the names of the stockholders, and the amount of stock held by each stockholder, which certificate of the secretary of the company shall be filed in the office of the secretary of the state of Connecticut.

SEC. 8. 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 think 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 installment 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, such negligent stockholder or stockholders shall forfeit to said company all his, her or their previous in

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