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CHAPTER XXXVI.
An Act to amend Section 105, Chapter 71, of the Revised

Statutes.

SECTION 1. Husband liable for debts of wife before marriage,"to the value of property

acquired by her.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

Liability for) wife's debta

SECTION 1. That the following proviso is hereby added to Section 105, Chapter 71, of the Revised Statutes : Provided, also, that the husband shall be liable for the debts of his wife, contracted before marriage, to the extent only of the property real and personal, if any, acquired or received by such husband from his wife by virtue of the marriage contract, or otherwise.

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

GEORGE BRADLEY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

WILLIAM HOLCOMBE,

President of the Senate. APPROVED—July twenty-second, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.

HENRY H. SIBLEY. SECRETARY'S OFFICE, Minnesota,

July 22, 1858. I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original on file in this office.

FRANCIS BAAsen, Secretary.

CHAPTER XXXVII.
An Act to provide for the Publication of the General

Statutes of the State.
SECTION 1. Authorizes the Governor to appoint a Commissioner to revise the General

Statutes for publication. 2. Compilation and publication to be completed within one year ; to be approved

by Judges of Supreme Court; quality and style of printing. 3. Authorizes the Governor to guaranty to the publisher of the Statutes the

copyright; proviso as to furnishing copies to the State.
4. Bond to be given by publisher to relieve the State from any expense of said

publication.
5. Act to take effect on passage.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

SECTION 1. That on the declination of all the Commission

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of copies sold to the state

ers heretofore appointed to compile and arrange the public Compilation of Statutes of the late Territory and present State of Minnesota, the statutes to proceed with such compilation, the Governor be and is hereby authorized to appoint a suitable person, learned in the law, to make such compilation: which shall include all laws of a general character which have been and shall be passed at the present session : Provided, That all expenses attending the appointment so made shall be borne by the party publishing such compiled Statutes, in accordance with the provisions of this Act. Sec. 2. That the said Statutes shall be so compiled and

To be published published, under the supervision and direction of the Gover-within one yearnor, within one year from the date of the passage of this quality and style

of printing Act; that the compilation when made shall be subject to the examination aud approval of the Justices of the Supreme Court, and the same, when so approved and published, shall be received in all places whatsoever as the laws of the State; and the quality of paper, and style of printing and binding, together with the arrangement thereof, shall be equal in all respects to Swan's Revised Statutes of Ohio, and shall be furnished with proper side-notes and references, and with a full and copious index.

Sec. 3. That the Governor is hereby authorized and em-Copy right guar powered to guaranty, and the same is hereby guarantied, to antied to publishthe party so publishing said Statutes under his supervision, the copyright thereof : Provided always, That such party shall furnish to the Secretary of State one hundred copies to be deposited in the State Library, together with such number of copies as may be necessary to supply the various officers en. titled to receive the laws, at a sum zot exceeding three dollars per copy of five hundred pages; and on the delivery of the same to the Secretary of State, on the requisition of the Governor, the Auditor of State shall issue his warrant upon the State Treasurer for the amount thereof; and there is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, a sum sufficient to defray the cost of the number of copies so required.

Sec. 4. The party publishing said Statutes under the di- Publisher to give rection of the Governor, in consideration of being guaran-bond tied in the enjoyment of the copyright of same, shall execute to said Governor a bond in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars, with good and sufficient sureties, conditioned that he will pay and sustain all the expenses incident to such publication, and forever save the State harmless of and [free] from all charges on account thereof.

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

GEORGE BRADLEY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

WILLIAM HOLCOMBE,

President of the Senate.

APPROVED--August twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.

HENRY H. SIBLEY.

SECRETARY'S OFFICE, Minnesota,

August 12, 1858. I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original on file in this office.

Francis Bassen, Secretary of State.

CHAPTER XXXVIII.

An Act to provide for the Creation and Regulation of

Gas Light Companies.

SECTION 1. Companies may be incorporated to manufacture Gaus.

2. Articles of incorporation must be adopted.
3. Public notice must be given.
4. What the notice must contain.
6. Commencement of business on filing articles of incorporation
7. Penalty for interfering with gas pipes.
8. Relates to transfers of shares.
10. Authority to orect buildings, and right of way.
11. Fraud or gross neglect, to forfeit chartered privileges.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

Gas companies may be incorpo. rated

SECTION 1. That any number of persons may associate themselves together and become a body politic and corporate, for the purpose of manufacturing and supplying illuminating gas.

SEC. 2. Previous to commencing any business, except that Articles of incor.

of their own organization, they must adopt articles of incorporation

poration, which must be recorded in the office of the Secretary of State, in a book kept for such purposes.

Sec. 3. A notice must also be published for four weeks Public notice

in succession, in some newspaper as convenient as practicable to the principal place of business.

Sec. 4. Such notice must contain : Contents of no

A. The name of the corporation and its principal place of transacting business.

B. The amount of capital stock.
C. The officers of the company for the ensuing year.

D. That articles of incorporation are on record in the office of the Secretary of State, according to the provisions of this Act.

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Sec. 5. The Corporation shall commence business as soon, Articles to be as the articles of incorporation are filed in the office of the fled and notice Secretary of State; and the notice shall be published in the given newspaper within three months from the date of such filing. Sec. 6. The Board of Directors may make such by-laws

By-laws and divias they may deem expedient, not repugnant to the laws and

dends Constitution of the State, and may declare dividends from their nett earnings, to be paid to the stockholders as the Board may prescribe.

Sec. 7. Such Corporation and their successors may have Corporato: powers perpetual succession, and shall be in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, in all Courts whatsoever; also, of contracting and being contracted with, relative to the business and objects of the Corporation; may have a common seal, and may change and alter the same at pleasure; may have power to purchase, hold and lease such real estate as may be necessary for carrying on the business of the Corporation.

Sec. 8. If any person or persons shall open a communica- Unlawfuloponime tion into any gas, main or other pipes of such Corporation, of pipas-ponulty without authority from the superintendent of the works, he or they shall be subject to a penalty of not less than five nor more than one hundred dollars, to be recovered before any Justice of the Peace.

Sec. 9. The transfer of shares will not be valid except as Transfer of shoes between the parties thereto, until it is regularly entered on the books of the Company, so far as to show the names of the persons by and to whom transferred, and the numbers or other designations of the shares, and the date of the transfer.

Sec. 10. Any corporation organized under the provi. sions of this Act, shall have authority to make the apparatus Nocossary buildand erect the buildings necessary for manufacturing and dis-ingright of tributing gas, with the right to enter upon any public streets, lane or highway, for the purpose of laying down all necessasy pipes, by and with the consent of the municipal authori. ties having legal jurisdiction.

Sec. 11. The Legislature may at any time, upon gross ne-Chartered priviglect of duty, or fraud being shown against the officers of loves whez to be such Company, declare their right to the privileges of this Act to be null and void, and may appoint Commissioners to close up its affairs.

GEORGE BRADLEY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

WILLIAM HOLCOMBE,

President of the Senate. APPROVED—July the twentieth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.

HENRY H. SIBLEY. SECRETARY'S OFFICE, Minnesota,

July 20. I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the original on file in this office.

FRANCIS BAASEN, Secretary of State.

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CHAPTER XXXIX.

An Act to amend an Act to execute the Trust created by

an Act of Congress, entitled “ An Act making a Grant of Land to the Territory of Minnesota in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of certain Railroads in said Territory, and granting public lands in alternate sections to the State of Alabama, to aid in the construction of a certain Railroad in said State," and granting certain lands to Railroad Companies therein named.

SECTION 1. Amendment to Section! six, Chapter three, of the Session Lans, Extra Set

sion, 1857, relating to a change in the line of Railroad.

Be it enacled by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

Section 1. That Section six (6), of Chapter three (3), of an Act to execute the Trust created by, an Act of Congress, entitled An Act making a grant of land to the Territory of Minnesota, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of certain railroads in said Territory, and granting public lands, in alternate sections, to the State of Alabama, to aid in the construction of a certain railroad in said State, and granting certain lands to Railroad Companies therein named, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as

follows: Routo of railroad SEC. 6. The Minneapolis and Cedar Valley Railroad Com

pany is hereby authorized to survey, locate, construct, complete and perpetually to have, use, maintain and operate with one or more tracks, a railroad from Minneapolis, in the direction of Faribault, to a point of junction with the afore said railroad from St. Paul to the southern boundary of the Territory of Minnesota, in the direction of the mouth of the Big Sioux River; thence from the said junction or crossing, via. Faribault, to the south line of the Territory of Minnesota, west of range sixteen (16), and for that purpose shall have, possess and enjoy, the same rights and privileges, franchises and immunities with reference to the said route, or any Railroad to be constructed thereon as it possesses and enjoys, or shall possess and enjoy in reference to the road, described in the Act of incorporation of said Company, and all the lands, rights, privileges, powers and interests granted to and conferred upon the Territory of Minnesota, in and by virtue of said Act of Congress, approved March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, entitled "An Act making a grant of lands to the Territory of Minnesota, in alternate sections, to aid in the construction of certain rail

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