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stallments, together with all his, her or their rights and interest whatever in said stock.

Sec. 9. For debts which may at any tiine be due from said company, the stockholders thereof shall not be responsible in their private capacity, but the property and estate of said corporation only shall be

Sec. 10. Provided, that nothing contained in this act shall be construed to authorize and empower the said corporation to use their funds for any banking transactions, and also provided, that said company, within twelve months froin the passing of this act, shall lodge a certificate with the town clerk of the town of Bristol, in said Hartford county, containing the amount of capital stock actually paid in and belonging to said company; and the amount of the capital stock thus certified shall not be withdrawn so as to reduce the same below the amount stated in said certificate. Provided also, if any part of the capital stock paid in and certified shall be withdrawn without the consent of the general assembly, the directors ordering, causing or allowing such withdrawal or reduction shall be liable, jointly and severally,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 aforesaid.

Sec. 11. And also provided, that this grant shall be subject to be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

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AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE BRISTOL MINING COMPANY.

PASSED 1855.

Resolved by this Assembly, Sec. 1. That, modified by the amendments herein after provided, the act of 1849, incorporating "The Bristol Mining Company,” is hereby declared to be in full force and virtue, (any doubts which may have arisen to the contrary notwithstanding, and is hereby revived and re-enacted, and shall have the same effect as if the same had been enacted for the first time at this present session.

SEC. 2. The name of George F. Allen is hereby substituted for the name of John T. Norton, in sections 1 and 3 of said act.

Sec. 3. Said corporation is hereby authorized to divide its capital stock into shares of fifty dollars each.

Sec. 4. Said corporation is hereby authorized to increase its capital stock, from time to time, to an amount not exceeding the sum of two hun. dred and fifty thousand dollars over and above the amount of capital stock to which said corporation is limited by the second section of said act.

Sec. 5. This act may be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly, and shall take effect from the day of its passage.

INCORPORATING THE CONNECTICUT MINING COMPANY.

PASSED 1854.

Resolved by this Assembly, SEC. 1. That Stephen Hill, Jr., Hiram Daley and John W. Buel, their associates and successors, are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of the Connecticut Mining Company, for the purpose of exploring for iron, copper and other metals and minerals, and for mining, vending, smelting and working the same; and by that name may fue.and be sued, plead and be impleaded, appear, prosecute and defend in any court of law or equity whatsvever, in all suits and actions; may have a compion seal, and the same alter at pleasure, and may enjoy all the privileges incident to corporations, and may purchase, hold or convey real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, and thể capital stock of said company shall not exceed the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, except as herein after provided.

SEC. 2. The first meeting of the corporation may be called by the persons named in this act, at such time and place in the town of, Litchfield, as may be agreed upon by the persons named in this act, and ai said meeting and at all other meetings legally notified, said corporation may make, alter and repeal such by-laws and regulations for the management of the business of said corporation as a majority of the stockholders may direct, not repugnant to the laws of this state or of the United States.

Sec. 3. The said corporation may divide their original stock into such pumber of shares, and provide for the sale and transfer thereof, in such manner and form as said corporation shall from time to time deemn expedient; and if said company shall, by purchase, lease or otherwise, become possessed of any mine or mines, without the limits of this state, the directors of said company may make a separate and distinct interest of such mine or mines, and divide said mine or mines into such number of shares as they may deem expedient, not exceeding in amount one hundred thousand dollars. And may levy and collect assessments, forfeit and sell delinquent shares, declare and pay dividends on the shares in any of said mines, in such manner as the by-laws may direct.

Sec. 4. The office of said company shall be at Litchfield, in the county of Litchfield, and all books of record and transfers shall be kept therein, at all times open to the inspection of the stockholders. It shall also be the duty of the directors of said company to cause a book to be kept by the clerk or treasurer thereof, containing the names of all persons, alphabetically arranged, who are or shall, within three years, have been stockholders of said company, and showing their places of residence and the number of shares of stock held by them respectively, and the time when they became respectively the owners of said shares and the amount of stock actually paid in, which book shall, during the usual hours of business of each secular day, be open for the inspection of stockholders, and all creditors of the company and their personal representatives. And the secretary shall reside at said Litchfield, and a majority of the directors of said company shall reside in this state.

SEC. 5. Said corporation shall not contract any debts until ten thousand dollars of the capital stock is paid, no part of which shall be withdrawn or in any manner diverted from the business of said company; and shall not contract debts to an amount exceeding the amount of the capital stock actually paid in. If the indebtedness of said company shall at any time exceed the amount of its capital stock, the directors of said company assenting thereto, shall be personally liable and individually holden for such excess to the creditors of said company.

Sec. 6. This act shall be at all times under the control of the legislature to alter, amend or repeal, as the public good may require.

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect from its passage.

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TING THE MIDDLESEX QUARRY COMPANY.

PASSED 1841.

a bompany forebus mannerereby are enjoy, to the

Upoin the memorial of Daniel Russell, Joseph Hall, Henry Hall, Joel

Hall, 2d, Edward Sparks and George Gillum, of Chatham, in the county of Middlesex, praying for an act of incorporation, as per memorial on file, dated

Resolved by this Assembly, That the said Daniel Russell, Joseph Hall, Henry Hall, Joel Hall, 2d, Edwards Sparks, George Gillum, 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 “ Middlesex Quarry Company,for the purpose of carrying on the quarrying business 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 or hereditaments, in the county of Middlesex, as shall be necessary for the views and purposes of said corporation, not exceeding in the whole one hundred acres, unless the same be taken in payment of or as security for debts due the corporation, and the same to sell and dispose of at pleasure, or to take a lease or leases thereof for a term of years; 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.

Resolved further, That the capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars, and that 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

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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.

Resolved further, The stock, property and affairs of the corporation shall be managed by not less than three nor more than five directors, one of whom they shall appoint their president, who shall hold their offices for one year; which directors shall be stockholders and citizens of the United States, 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 in said town of Chatham, 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 entitling the owner thereof to one vote. And the said Daniel Russell shall call the first meeting of said company, when the directors thereof shall be chosen.

Resolved further, That the said 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 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 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 the said corporation, and the same to alter and repeal. Provided always, that such by-laws, rules and regulations be not inconsistent with the laws of this state or the United States. And 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.

Resolved further, That if it shall so happen that an election of 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.

Resolved further, That 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.

Resolved further, That 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 bylaws 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 installments, together with his, her or their rights and interest whatever in said stock. Provided, that nothing contained in this act shall be construed to authorize or empower the said corporation to use their funds for any banking transactions. And also provided, that this grant shall be subject to be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

AMENDING CHARTER OF THE PROPRIETORS OF THE ORE BED IN SALISBURY.

PASSED 1844.

On the petition of the Proprietors of the Ore Bed in Salisbury, setting

forth that this assembly, at its May session, A. D. 1784, created the then owners of said ore bed into a body politic and corporate, without declaring said property to be personal estate,—without authorizing it to sue and be sued or to transact any business in its corporate name, and without authorizing it to divide its said property into shares, whereby much inconvenience and embarrassment has arisen in the management of its corporate business, as per petition on file, dated the 3d day of April, A. D. 1844, will more fully appear: this assembly having inquired into the facts set forth in said petition, does find them proved and true: therefore, it is

Resolved by this Assembly, Sec. 1, That said corporation be, and it is hereby fully authorized to sue and be sued, contract and be contracted with, and to transact any or all business in any way relatinto its corporate property, in its corporate name, in as full and ample manner as any other corporation by law may do.

SEC. 2. The property of said corporation shall be deemed personal estate, to be divided into shares not exceeding one hundred dollars each, transferable in such manner as the by-laws of said corporation shall direct.

Sec. 3. The said corporation is hereby authorized, at any annual meeting of its stockholders, or at any other meeting warned and holden for such purpose, at such time and place and in such manner as directed by its by-laws, to make such by-laws, rules and regulations respecting the management of its corporate concerns, as may from time to time be deemed expedient, with full power to alter, modify or repeal the same, as occasion shall require; provided the same be not repugnant to the laws of this state.

SEC. 4. The aforesaid resolutions shall at all times be subject to alteration or repeal by the general assembly.

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