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the Legislature may authorize any other Company, or Companies to connect any other Rail Road or Rail Roads with the Rail Road of said Corporation at any points of intersection on the route of said Rail Road. And the Corporation Corporation shall receive and transport all persons, goods port persons and and property of all descriptions which may be carried and said road hy othtransported to the Rail Road of said Corporation on such other Rail Roads as may be hereafter authorized to be connected therewith, at the same rates of coll and freight as may be prescribed by said Corporation, so that the rates of freight and toll on such passengers goods and other property, as may be received, from such other Rail Roads so connected with said Rail Road as aforesaid, shall not exceed the general rates of freight and toll on said Rail Road received for freight and passengers at any of the depots of said Corporation. And further provided, that said Corporation after the completion of its route shall be mad in good reholdes at all times to keep said Rail Road in good and sufficient repair, and shall have a lien on all merchandize and property transported on said Rail Road for the payment of all legal tolls.

Sect. 6. Be it further enacted, That the Directors of May erect tollsaid Corporation for the time being are hereby authorized to mand will, &c. erect toll houses, establish gates, appoint toll gatherers and demand toll on the road aforesaid, when completed, and upon such parts thereof as shall from time to time be completed. Sect. 7. Be it further enacted, That when said Corpo- Guardiang may

dispose of propration shall take any land or other estate as aforesaid of erty in certain any infant, person non compos mentis, seme covert, whose husband is under guardianship, the guardian of such infant, or person pon compos mentis, and ferne covert with the guardian of her husband shall have full power and authority to agree and settle with said Corporation for damages or claims for damages by reason of taking such land and estate aforesaid and give good and valid releases and discharges therefor.

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ing said road.

Sect. 8. Be it further enacted, That if any person shall Penalty for injar. Willully and 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 implements 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 forfeit and pay to said Corporation for every such offence, treble such damages as shall be proved before the Justice, Court or Jury, before whom the trial shall be had, to be sued for before any Justice, or in any Court proper to try the same, by the Treasurer of the Corporation, or other officer, whom they may direct, to the use of said Corporation. And such offender or offenders shall be liable to indictment by the Grand Jury of the County, within which such trespass shall have been committed, for any offence, or offences, contrary to the above provisions, and upon conviction thereof before any Court competent to try the same, 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 such conviction shall be had.

Sect. 9. Be it further enacted, That the annual meeting Annual meeting, of the members of said Corporation shall be holden on the

first Monday of May, at such time and place as the Directors for the time being shall appoint, at which meeting the Directors shall be chosen by ballot, each proprietor being entitled to as many votes as he holds shares, and the Directors are bereby authorized to call special meetings of the stockholders wbenever they shall deemn it expedient and proper, giving such notice as the Corporation by their by-laws shall direct.

Sect. 10. Be it further enacted, That if the said Rail Road to he so con. Road in the course thereof shall cross any private way, the obstruct high." said Corporation shall so construct said Rail Road, as not

to obstruct the safe and convenient use of such private way; and if the said Rail Road shall in the course thereof

structed as not to obstruct highways.

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cross any canal, turnpike, rail road or other highway, the said Rail Road shall be só constructed as not to obstruct the safe and convenient use of such canal, turnpike or other highway; and the said Corporation shall have power to raise or lower such turnpike, highway or private way so that the said Rail Road, if necessary, may conveniently pass under or over the same, and erect such gate or gates thereon as may be necessary for the safety of travellers on said turnpike, rail road, highway or private way.

Sect. 11. Be it further enacted, That said Corporation Progress and comshall be held liable toʻgrade ten miles of said route within Puado one year from the first day of June next, and one half of said route within two years from that date, and the remainder within three years from said first day of June, and provided said Corporation shall fail to complete said Rail Road within three years from the first day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six, this Act shall be null and void.

Sect. 12. Be it further enacted, That said Rail Road shall keep in Corporation shall constantly maintain and keep in good fridges, &c. over repair all bridges wich their abutments and embankments which they may construct, for the purpose of conducting their Rail Road over any canal, turnpike, highway or priyate way, or for conducting such private way or turnpike over said Rail Road.

Sect. 13. Be it further enacted, That the books of said Books at all times Corporation shall at all times be open to the inspection of tobe pencin the Governor and Council, and of any Committee duly eiro authorized by the Legislature.

Seçt. 14. Be it further enacted, That the provisions of an Act concerning Corporations, passed March seventeenth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty one, shall not extend or apply to the Corporation hereby incorporated.

Sect. 15. Be it further enacted, That the said Corpora- Holden to transtion shall at all times when the Post Master General shall be require it, be holden to transport the mail of the United States from and to such place or places on said Rail Road

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as required, for a fair and reasonable compensation, and in case the Corporation and the Post Master General shall be unable to agree upon the compensation aforesaid, the Legislature of the State shall fix and determine the same.

Chapter 171.
AN ACT to change the names of certain persons.

Approved March 29, 1836. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in Legislature assembled, That Alvin Murphy, of Jefferson shall be allowed to take the name of Alvin Piper—that Henry T. Prime and Betsey Prime of Pittston in the County of Kennebec shall be allowed to take the name of Henry T. Franklin and Betsey Franklin,—That Tobias Purinton of Brunswick in the County of Cumberland shall be allowed to take the name of Tobias Purrington—that Mary Hedman of Portland in the County of Cumberland shall be allowed to take the name of Mary Blanchard Hedman—that Nemiah Penny Jun. of Hampden in the County of Penobscot shall be allowed to take the name of Nemiah Tenney—that John George Pushard of Dresden in the County of Lincoln together with his wife and children shall be allowed to take the surname of Shaw—That Samuel Gould of Kennebunk port in the County of York shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel H. Gould— That Samuel Obear 3d of Sedgwick in the County of Hancock, shall be allowed to take the name of Samuel Freeman Obear,—That Mary Jane Whitmore of Boothbay in the County of Lincoln shall be allowed to take the name of Mary Elizabeth Newbegin—That Abel Chabin of Bangor in the County of Penobscot shall be allowed to take the name of Abel W. Chabin- That Timothy Darling of Calais in the County of Washington shall be allowed to take the name of Mortimer Timothy Darling—That Elisha Hayward of Sidney in the County of Kennebec, together

with his wife and children shall be allowed to take the surname of Howard—That Aaron Hagins of Limington in the County of York shall be allowed to take the name of Aaron Higgins—That Freeman Greenlief of Whitefield in the County of Lincoln shall be allowed to take the name of Freeman Cooper-That Nathaniel Gray of Surry in the County of Hancock shall be allowed to take the name of George Washingeon Gray-That Thomas Trickey of Perry in the County of Washington, together with his wife and children shall be allowed to take the surname of Lowell—and that Lydia Maria Trickey of said Perry be allowed to take the name of Lydia Maria Lowell—That Nathan Smith 2d of Mt. Vernon in the County of Kennebec shall be allowed to take the name of Nathan Scribner Smith-That Jason Davis of Lewiston in the County of Lincoln shall be allowed to take the name of Nathaniel Davis—That Edmund Stevens of Corinna, in the County of Penobscot shall be allowed to take the name of Stephen Rogers—That Nathan H. Trickey of South Berwick in the County of York, with his wife Sarah, shall be allowed to take the surname of Milton-That Jefferson Holmes of Dearborn in the County of Kennebec with his wife Hans nah shall be allowed to take the surname of Hossman That William Rogers 3d of Phipsburg in the County of Lincoln shall be allowed to take the name of William R. Rogers—That Sally Southers of South Berwick in the County of York shall be allowed to take the name of Sally Whitehouse–That James Andrews of Saco in the County of York shall be allowed to take the name of Daniel Webster Andrews—That Timothy Jellison Quimby of York in the County of York shall be allowed to take the name of Timothy Jellison-That Simeon Wood of Bluehill in the County of Hancock shall be allowed to take the name of Simeon Parker Wood-That Joseph Littlefield 5th of Wells in the County of York shall be allowed to take the name of Joseph Mason Littlefield—That Benjamin Smith of Raymond in the County of Cumberland shall be allowed to take the name

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