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so to reduce the tolls and profits, not however below, twelve per centum per annum as aforesaid as shall be judged expedient, any thing in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sect. 5. Be it further enacted, That the Directors of Powers of Direc- said Corporation for the time being, are hereby authorized

to erect toll houses, establish gates, appoint toll gatherers, and demand toll upon the road when completed, and upon snch parts thereof as shall from time to time be completed.

Sect. 6. Be it further enacted, That if any person shall wilfully, maliciously, or wantonly and contrary to law, obstruct the passage of any carriage on said Rail Road, or in any way, spoil, injure or destroy said Rail Road or any part thereof, or any thing belonging thereto, or any material or implement to be employed in the construction or for the use of said Road, he, she, or they, or any person

or persons assisting, aiding or abetting such trespass, shall Penalty for ob- forfeit and pay to said Corporation for every such offence, aging said road. treble such damages as shall be proved before the Justice,

Court, or Jury before whom the trial shall be had, to be sued for and recovered before any Justice, or any Cours proper to try the same, by the Treasurer of the Corpora

rion, or other officer whom they may direct, to the use of Offenders liable said Corporation; and such offender or offenders shall be

liable to indictment by the Grand Inquest of the County within which such trespass shall have been committed, for any offence or offences, contrary to the above provisions; and on conviction thereof, before any Court of Common Pleas, to be holden in said County, shall pay a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars to the use of the State, or may be imprisoned for a term not exceeding one year, at the discretion of the Court before whom the conviction may be bad.

Sect. 7. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty Directors to make of the Directors of said Corporation, from year to year, Legislature annu- to make a report to the Legislature under oath, of their

acts and doings, receipts and expenditures, under the provisions of this Act; and their books shall be open at all

structing or damaging said road.

and fine.

a Report to the


ed for inspection.

times to the inspection of any Committee of the Legisla. Books to be openture, appointed for that purpose; and is such Corporation shall unreasonably neglect or refuse to make such report at the expiration of every year, after the opening of said Rail Road, for every such reglect or refusal, they shall Forfeituro. forfeit and pay to the use of the State, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, to be recovered by action or indictment in any Court of competent jurisdiction.

Sect. 8. Be it further enacted, That if the lesser amount of the Stock of said Rail Road mentioned in the second section of this Act shall not have been subscribed, the Corporation organized, and the location of the road filed with the County Commissioners of the County in wbich the land proposed to be taken for said Rail Road is situate and with the Governor and Council, previous to the Limitation. first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight, or if the said Corporation shall fail to complete the said Road on or before the first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one, this Act shall be null and void.

Sect. 9. Be it further enacted, That said Corporation to maintain shall constantly maintain in good repair, all bridges with bridges, &r.. their abutments and embankments, which they may construct for the purpose of conducting their Rail Road over any canal, turnpike or other highway, or any private way, or for conducting such private or other highway over said Rail Road.

Sect. 10. Be it further enacted, That said Corporation May erecta be, and they hereby are authorized and empowered to Peuobscot. erect for the sole and exclusive accommodation of the travel on their said Rail Road, a bridge across the waters of Penobscot River, from Milford to Orono, in such place as they may think proper; Provided, said bridge shall be proviso. so constructed as not to obstruct or unnecessarily impede the navigation of said river; and said Corporation shall be authorized to receive no other or greater rates of toll for passing said bridge than for passing a like distance on any other portion of sail Rail Road, and it shall not be lawful

bridge over the

tive to passing the bridge.

mer act not to ap

Restrictions rela- for the said Corporation to permit the passing of said

bridge at Oldtown by carriages of any description other than those adapted to travelling on the said Rail Road, nor by horses or other animals not attached to such Rail Road carriages, nor by persons on foot, except such persons, carriages, horses or other animals as may be employed in the immediate service of the Corporation.

Sect. 11. Be it further enacted, That the provisions of Provisions of for- an Act entitled “an Act concerning Corporations” passed ply to this compa- March seventeenth one thousand eight hundred and thirty

one, shall not extend or apply to the Company hereby incorporated.

Sect. 12. Be il further enacted, That the said Corporation shall at all times, when the Postmaster General shall require it, be holden to transport the Mail of the United States from and to such place or places on said Rail Road, as required, for a fair and reasonable compensation. And

in case the Corporation and the Post Master General shall ed. be unable to agree upon the compensation, aforesaid, the

Legislature of the State shall fix and determine the same.


Corporation holden to transport the mail.

Compensationhow determined.

Chapter 112.

AN ACT to incorporate the Minot Shoe Manufacturing Company.

Names of Corporators.

Approved March 15, 1836. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in orpo Legislature assembled, That Asaph Howard, William Ladd,

Eliphalet Packard, Lewis Bradford, Benjamin Johnson, their associates, successors, and assigns, be, and they here

by are made a body politic and corporate, by the name of the Corporate name. Minot Shoe Manufacturing Company, for the purpose of Powers, &c.

manufacturing and dealing in Boots, Shoes and Leather, Location. in the Town of Minot, with power to take and hold any

estate, real or personal to an amount not exceeding at any one time thirty thousand dollars; and said Company shall have all the powers and privileges granted to similar Cor


porations, and be subject to all the duties and require- Duties and rements, contained in the several Acts defining the general powers and duties of Manufacturing Corporations, and also to an Act concerning Corporations passed the sixteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six.

Chapter 113.

AN ACT to incorporate the Livingston Academy.

Approved March 15, 1836. Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in Legislature assembled, That there be and hereby Names of Corpois established in Richmond an Academy for the purpose of instruction in such branches of education as are usually taught in Academies, and that Marshall S. Hagar, Elias Colby, Kimball Harthorn, William Gardiner, Andrew Dinsmore, Francis R. Theobald, Abiel Avery, Ebenezer Morrill, Ira Avery, Joseph Langdon, A. R. Chamberlain, Jobn W. Avery, Jonathan T. Tallman, John B. Stewart, Emery Preble, James Carney Junr., Ebenezer Hatch, Joseph Dinslow, Jabez R. Blanchard, Harvey Graves, Samuel Toothaker, Amherst Whitmore, Stephen Jellerson, William W. Sandford, John Harthorn, Asa Hood, and Samuel F. Blair, their associates and successors be and they hereby are constituted a body politic and corporate by the name Corporate namo. of the Livingston Academy; and by that name shall have power to prosecute and defend suits at law, to have and use a common seal; to take and hold for the objects of their association any estate, real or personal, to an amount May hold estato not exceeding ten thousand dollars and the same to use $10,000. and dispose of at their pleasure; to make and execute any by laws, for the convenient management of their affairs, not repugnant to the laws of this State; and generally to have Powers, &c. and enjoy all the powers and privileges incident to Corporations, instituted for literary and scientific purposes.


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Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That it shall be la May erect house, for said Corporation, to erect, maintain, and keep in m

suitable buildings for the accommodation of one or i schools and for the repository of such books, pbiloso cal and olher apparatus as the Corporation may di necessary and proper.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the Capital Sa Capitalged to of said Corporation shall be divided into shares of teel

dolls, five dollars each; and at all meetings each stockbeurt

shall have as many votes as he holds sharesPropies member shall have more than tbree votes.

Sect. 4. Be it further enacted, That the sun Shares consider stock in this Corporation shall be deemed and take any

personal property, and beld, transferred, pledged or El as such, and whenever the Corporation shall be dissora the property thereof, shall vest in the holders of shares, at the time of such dissolution, according to 18 several and respective interests, subject to the legale equitable claims of creditors of the Corporation to be forced according to law.

Sect. 5. Be it further enacted, That Abiel Avery Mode or calling quire is hereby authorized to call the first meeting of te

& aforesaid Corporation by giving verbal notice thereof fer)

sonally to each Corporator or leaving a written notice ! the last and usual place of abode of such of the Corpora tors as are not served with personal notice of the time place of holding such meeting, seven days at leasio the day of the holding thereof.

ed personal es. Lates,

the first meeting.

Chapter 114.

AN ACT to incorporate the Maine Scythe and Shovel Manufactan


Approved March 15, 1836. Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repite Names of Corpo- sentatives, in Legislature assembled, That Jedediah Don

Amos Purrinton, Jeremiah Merril, Jeremiah Proctor, Bra


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