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Humphreysville Copper Company, at the time of issuing said stock. Provided, nevertheless, that all the property of said present Humphreysville Copper Company shall continue to be liable for the payment of their debts, until the same are fully satisfied. Provided further, that if any of the remaining stockholders holding the other third part of the capital stock of the present Humphreysville Copper Company, shall decline or refuse to take stock in the company hereby chartered, in exchange therefor, then the value of their stock, unless the same can be agreed upon by the parties, shall be ascertained by three commissioners, to be appointed by the superior court, in and for New Haven county, upon the application of either of said stockholders so declining or refusing respectively, or of said company hereby chartered, upon due notice to the adverse party; and when so ascertained, the value of said stock shall be payable on demand to each stockholder respectively, by said Humphreysville Copper Company heretofore chartered. And said payments may be made by notes of the said Humphreysville Copper Company, upon such time and upon such terms as may be mutually agreed upon by the parties; provided, that no dividend shall be declared or paid by the said company, until all said payments shall be made, either in money or notes so agreed upon. And said stockholders so declining or refusing to take stock in the company hereby chartered, shall have a lien on all the property of the present Humphreysville Copper Company so purchased by the company hereby chartered, for the payment of the value of their stock, until the same shall be ascertained and paid by the company hereby chartered, either in money or notes as aforesaid.

Sec. 10. This act shall be subject to be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

AMENDING CHARTER AND CHANGING NAME OF THE HUMPHREYSVILLE

COPPER COMPANY.

PASSED 1855.

Resolved by this Assembly, That the Humphreysville Copper Company, a corporation chartered at this session, located at Seymour, in New Haven county, may and is hereby authorized to take the name of the New Haven Copper Company, and shall in that case be deemed to have, and shall have its location in New Haven, in said county, Provided, that such change of name and location shall be approved by a two-thirds vote, at a meeting of the stockholders duly called for that purpose. Provided further, that said company shall continue to pay taxes in the town of Seymour, on the same proportion of the value of its capital stock or prop. erty as the present Humphreysville Copper Company, a joint stock corporation, now pays in said Seymour, as by the grand list last made and completed in said town of Seymour; and said proportion of the capital stock of said chartered company shall be exempted from taxation in the town and city of New Haven.

AUTHORIZING THE HUMPHREYSVILLE MANUFACTURING COMPANY TO HOLD

REAL ESTATE.

PASSED 1847.

Upon the petition of the Humphreysville Manufacturing Company, pur

suant to an unanimous vote of the stockholders thereof, showing that said company was incorporated in the year 1823, with a capital of not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, and with liberty to purchase and hold real estate, not exceeding fifty acres; that for the purpose of increasing their water power it has become necessary to purchase a larger tract of land for a reservoir and other purposes of said company than was originally contemplated, the title to which has been principally taken in the names of individual stockholders of the company, but which it is for the interest of the company to be permitted to hold in their corporate capacity; praying for an amendment of their charter to enable them so to do; and also for liberty to increase their capital stock by the addition of one hundred thousand dollars thereto; This assembly having enquired into the truth of the allegations set forth

in said petition, doth find the same to be true; and it is therefore

Resolved by this Assembly, That the Humphreysville Manufacturing Company be and they are hereby authorized to purchase, hold, possess and enjoy for the purposes of said company, real estate not exceeding in quantity five hundred acres, and the same or any surplus thereof, or of the water power of said company, to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of for the purposes of said company; and that said company be and they are hereby authorized to increase their capital stock, by the addition thereto of an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. Provided, that this resolve may be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

AMENDING CHARTER OF THE HUMPHREYSVILLE MANUFACTURING COMPANY.

PASSED 1851.

Upon the petition of the Huniphreysville Manufacturing Company, show

ing to this assembly that the present capital stock of said company amounts to the sum of three hundred thousand dollars; and that by the terms of their charter, said capital stock is required to consist of five hundred shares, that being the amount upon which said corporation commenced operations under their charter; thus making the nominal value of each share to be six hundred dollars; and praying that the charter of said company be so amended that the capital stock of said company shall hereafter be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each : this assembly, having inquired into the truth of the allegation stated in said petition, doth find the same to be true; and it is therefore Resolved by this Assembly, That the capital stock of “The Humphreysville Manufacturing Company" shall hereafter be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, and be set in the books of said company to the proprietors thereof, at the valuation aforesaid.

AUTHORIZING KENT IRON MANUFACTURING COMPANY TO HOLD LANDS.

PASSED 1887.

Upon the petition of the Kent Iron Manufacturing Company, praying for

an alteration in their charter:

Resolved, That the said Kent Iron Manufacturing Company shall be and they hereby are authorized and empowered to purchase, take, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy any such lands, tenements and hereditaments, in the county of Litchfield, as shall be necessary for the purposes and views of said corporation, not exceeding in value the sum of twenty thousand dollars, unless the same be taken in payment of, or as security for debts due the said corporation, and the same to sell and dispose of at pleasure.

REVIVING CHARTER OF KENT IRON MANUFACTURING COMPANY,

PASSED 1844.

WHEREAS, the Kent Iron Manufacturing Company, incorporated by the

general assembly of this state, omitted to elect their annual officers agreeable to the charter of said company, and by reason thereof their charter of incorporation is forfeit; and being desirous of liquidating and closing up the concerns of said company, and not being enabled to do it without a renewal of said charter and an appointment of their usual and annual officers; therefore, it is

Resolved by this Assembly, That said charter of incorporation be restored, and that the same be and hereby is declared to be in full force, and that said company be and they hereby are invested with all the rights and powers given or granted by said charter, and that Nathaniel P. Perry and Charles Edwards, or either of them, be authorized to call the stockholders of said company together, at any time prior to the first day of September next, in Kent, for the choice of officers of said company and the transaction of other business, by giving notice to the stockholders of said company, agreeable to the charter and by-laws of said company, for the purpose of liquidating and closing the concerns of said company, and for no other purpose.

REVIVING CHARTER OF THE KENT FURNACE COMPANY.

PASSED 1844.

WHEREAS, the Kent Furnace Company, incorporated by the general

assembly of this state, omitted to elect their annual officers agreeably to the charter of said company, and by reason thereof their charter of incorporation is forfeit, and being desirous of liquidating and closing up the concerns of said company, and not being enabled to do it without a renewal of said charter and an appointinent of their usual and annual officers; therefore it is

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Resolved by this Assembly, That said charter of incorporation be restored, and that the same be and hereby is declared to be in full force, and that said company be and they hereby are invested with all the rights and powers given or granted by said charter, and that Lewis Mills and John R. Fuller, or either of them, be authorized to call the stockholders of said company together, at any time prior to the first day of September next, in Kent, for the choice of officers of said company and the transaction of other business, by giving notice to the stockholders of said company, agreeable to the charter and by-laws of said company, for the purpose of liquidating and closing the concerns of said company, and for no other purpose.

REPEALING THE CHARTER OF THE KILLINGLY MANUFACTURING COMPANY.

PASSED 1888.

Upon the petition of Smith Wilkinson, of Pomfret, in the county of

Windham, praying for the repeal of the charter of the Killingly Man. ufacturing Company, for reasons therein set forth :

Resolved by this Assembly, That the charter of the said Killingly Manufacturing Company be and the same is hereby repealed. Provided, that this resolution shall not take effect until the said Smith Wilkinson, trustee of Lydia Howe, late of Watervleit, in the state of New York, deceased, shall have given bonds to the satisfaction of the judge of probate for the district of Killingly, conditioned that the said Wilkinson shall faithfully and fully pay or cause to be paid to the heirs of the said Lydia Howe, their respective shares in said corporation, when they shall severally arrive at the age of twenty-one years, with the legal interest or income thereof, or in case of the decease of said heirs, or either of them, before they shall arrive at the age of twenty-one, to such person or persons as may be legally entitled to the same. Provided, that this resolve shall not operate to the prejudice of any person or persons who now have or hereafter may have any legal or equitable claim against said company. And any such claim may be prosecuted against said company in the same manner that it might have been had this resolve not been passed.

AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE MERRIMAC WATER POWER COMPANY, BY

INCREASING THE CAPITAL STOCK, &c.

PASSED 1888.

Resolved by this Assembly, That the charter of the Merrimac Water Power Company be so amended as to authorize the said company to increase their capital stock to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, and that the stock of said company shall be divided into one thousand shares of an hundred dollars each.

Provided, that this resolution shall not take effect until the same shall have been accepted and approved by the said company at a legal meeting of the stockholders, specially called for that purpose.

INCORPORATING THE NEW ENGLAND CARPET COMPANY.

PASSED 1853.

Upon the petition of Cyprian Nichols and others, praying for an act of

incorporation :

Resolved by this Assembly, Sec. 1. That Orrin Thompson, Cyprian Nichols, John L. Bunce, William R. Cone, Frederick Tyler, Thomas Belknap, James M. Bunce, Henry Keeney, 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 New England Carpet Company, for the purpose of manufacturing carpets, wool, cotton and other manufactures and goods composed in whole or in part of wool, cotton and flax or other materials, and manufacturing machinery and lumber, grinding grain and manufacturing other fabrics in the most advantageous manner, and for mercantile purposes. And by that name, they and their successors and assigns shall be and they hereby are 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 such business to advantage, also to

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