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COMPTROLLER DIRECTED TO FURNISH EACH TOWN IN THE STATE WITH A

VOLUME OF CONNECTICUT REPORTS, TO BE PUBLISHED HEREAFTER.

PASSED 1887.

Resolved, That the comptroller of public accounts be and he is hereby authorized and directed to subscribe in behalf of the state, (at the price of three dollars a volume, bound in calf,) for a sufficient number of the Connecticut reports, hereafter to be published, to furnish a copy to every town in the state, to be deposited and kept in the town clerk's office, for the use of the public.

AUTHORIZING THE COMPTROLLER TO DISTRIBUTE CONNECTICUT REPORTS.

PASSED 1846.

Resolved, That the comptroller be and he is hereby authorized and directed to transmit in some secure manner, at the expense of this state, the several copies of the several volumes of the Connecticut reports now remaining in his office, or which may be hereafter received at his office, for the use of the several towns, to the county clerks, for distribution to the respective towns by law entitled to receive the same. And it shall be the duty of the several county clerks to take and receive and to transmit to the comptroller receipts from the town clerks of the several towns, for any such copies or volumes of reports as are by them received in virtue hereof.

AUTHORIZING COMPTROLLER TO FURNISH FULL SETS OF CONNECTICUT

REPORTS TO TOWNS.

PASSED 1853.

Resolved, That the comptroller of this state be and he is hereby authorized and directed to procure for the use of such towns as have not received a full set of the Connecticut reports, such volumes to each as they have not received, to be delivered to the town clerk of each of such towns on their application for the same. Provided, that in case a sufficient number of any volume or volumes cannot be obtained, no new edition shall be caused to be printed to meet the deficiency.

DIRECTING THE COMMISSIONER OF THE SCHOOL FUND TO REQUIRE BONDS

OF AGENTS.

PASSED 1849.

Resolved, That the commissioner of the school fund be and hereby is directed to require bonds to be given to this state, by agents hereafter to be appointed by him, for the management of so much of the school fund, without this state, as may come into their hands, where the amount respectively shall at any time exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars; and also of such agents as may be already appointed, it shall be his duty to reqnire bonds in like manner, if in his discretion the safety of the fund shall demand it.

DIRECTING COMPTROLLER TO PRINT SUNDRY ANNUAL REPORTS.

PASSED 1856.

Resolved by this Assembly, That the comptroller be and he is hereby authorized and directed, annually, in the month of April, to cause to be printed by the state printers, a suitable number of copies of the annual reports of the school fund commissioner, comptroller, treasurer, bank commissioners and railroad commissioners and superintendent of common schools, to be laid before the general assembly for their use, at the commencement of the session.

COMPTROLLER TO HAVE CHARGE OF THE STATE HOUSE AT HARTFORD.

PASSED 1852.

Resolved by this Assembly, That it shall be the duty of the comptroller of public accounts to take care and charge of the state house at Hartford

AN ACT RELATING TO THE BOOKS AND PAPERS OF THE LATE “CONNECTICUT

LAND COMPANY."

PASSED 1844.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, That it shall be the duty of the secretary of this state to preserve the original books and papers of the late Connecticut Land Company, in some safe and convenient place in the state house in Hartford; and when requested he shall make and attest copies thereof, in the same manner as other copies of records and papers in his office are authenticated, which shall in all cases be admitted as legal evidence.

EACH COUNTY ENTITLED TO $1000 ON CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

PASSED 1840.

Resolved, That whenever the several counties in this state shall have erected county prisons, so that persons committed to them, who are sentenced to hard labor, can be advantageously employed, or have arranged the present prisons in such a manner as, in the opinion of the directors of state prison for the time being, will be suitable and proper for a system of penitentiary discipline, then each of said counties shall be entitled to one thousand dollars of the earnings of the state prison, and the directors aforesaid shall, after an examination and approval of any such prison, draw an order on the warden of the state prison, in favor of the treasurer of such county, for said sum of one thousand dollars.

REQUIRING CLERKS OF SUPERIOR AND COUNTY COURTS, ON REQUEST OF THE COMPTROLLER, TO TRANSMIT COPIES RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, &o.

PASSED 1888.

Resolved, That the clerks of the several snperior and county courts of this state, transmit to the comptroller of public accounts, copies of all accounts of every nature and kind whatsoever, relating to the administration of justice in their several counties, and which are chargeable on the state, specifying the particular items, within thirty days after the adjournment

of the different courts, whenever the comptroller of public accounts shall direct, and that said clerk be allowed twelve and a half cents per page for copying and transmitting said accounts.

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE GOVERNOR'S GUARDS.

PASSED 1851.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, Sec. 1. That the certiticate of the commanding officer of either company of the Governor's Guards, if made under oath, shall be evidence of any and all forfeitures incurred by the members of such company; and if any forfeiture incurred under the charter and by-laws of said company shall not be paid within ten days after it shall have been incurred, the commanding officer of the company may collect the same, in an action of debt, in his own proper name; and shall have process of attachment, and execution against the body of the delinquent, to be proceeded with, in all respects, as in action of tort; and all such forfeitures, when recovered, shall be appropriated to the benefit of the company.

Sec. 2. Every officer, musician and private, of either company of the Governor's Guards, who shall conform to the provisions of their charter and by-laws, shall have his taxes abated, not to exceed four dollars for each year he shall so comply with the same. And if he shall regularly perform military duty, in accordance with said charter and by-laws, for the period of five years, he shall be exempt from a poll tax, for the time being. And it shall be the duty of the commanding officer of either company to grant a certificate to every non-commissioned officer, musician and private of his company, who shall have complied with the provisions of said charter, which certificate shall be evidence of the same.

INCORPORATING THE GRAND LODGE OF THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD

FELLOWS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT.

PASSED 1845.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, Sec. 1. That Frederick Croswell, James B. Gilman, Charles William Bradley, Sheldon Bassett, John L. Devotion and their associates, members of the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the State of Connecticut, be and they are hereby made and

constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name, style and title of The Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the State of Connecticut ; and by that name they and their successors shall and may have continual succession; may have and use a common seal, and may change and alter the same at their pleasure; shall be capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended in all courts and places whatsoever; and to purchase, hold and enjoy, sell, convey, mortgage and lease property and estate, real, personal and mixed, and also to take and hold devises, legacies and bequests. Provided, always, that the clear annual value of the estate and property held and owned by them shall not at any time exceed two thousand dollars.

Seo. 2. The said corporation shall have power to elect such officers, and to make and establish such by-laws and rules for their regulation and government as to them shall seem meet and proper, and may change, alter and amend or repeal the same at their pleasure. Provided, that such laws be not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state or of the United States.

Sec. 3. The said corporation shall and may have, use, exercise and enjoy all such other rights, privileges and immunities as appertain to or are necessary to the legal existence of a corporation.

Sec. 4. The said corporation shall not engage in or use or appropriate their funds, or any part of them, to any banking or manufacturing purposes.

SEC. 5. This act may at any time be modified, altered or repealed by the legislature.

RELATING TO NATIONAL LITERARY EXCHANGES.

PASSED 1849.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Connecticut, in General Assembly convened, That this legislature highly appreciate the system of national literary exchanges of M. Alexandre Vattemare, as being adapted to promote intelligence, peace and good will between states and nations.

Resolved, That for the purposes of exchange in accordance with M. Vattemare's plan and proposals, as announced in his public address, there be delivered to him, under the direction of the governor of the state for the time being, such copies of public documents and books, as can, in the opinion of the secretary of state, be conveniently spared from the library and collections of the state, including

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