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Stock, how divided.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the stock of s Corporation shall be divided into shares upon which assessments or instalments exceeding one hundred doll upon each share shall be made; and the stock bolders si annually choose a board of Directors, (not exceed seven in number,) Treasurer, President and Clerk, : such other officers as they may deem expedient, all which shall be stockholders, to manage the affairs of s Corporation.



Chapter 49,
AN ACT 10 incorporate the Beifust Cordage Manufactaring Company

Approved February 29, 1836
Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rey

sentatives, in Legislature assembled, That John Dresser, Pbi Names of Corpo. Morrill, Jobo Haraden, Paul R. Hazeltine, J. S. Kimb:

H. G. K. Calef, 'their associates, successors and assig

be and they, herehy, are created a body corporate, byer Corporate name. name of the Belfast Cordage Manufacturing Company,

the purpose of manufacturing Cordage in the town of E

fast in the County of Waldo. And for this purpose s tate Corporation may take and hold any real and perso

estate, not exceeding in the whole, at any one time, i

value of thirty thousand dollars, and at pleasure may alie Powers, &c. ate the same, and shall have the powers and privileges, ai

be subject to the duties and requirements, contained in il several Acts, defining the general powers and duties, Manufacturing Corporations.

May hold estate to amount of 30,000 dollars.

Chapter 50.

AN ADDITIONAL ACT to incorporate the Chesuncook Company.

Approved February 29, 1836.

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Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, That the time allowed to Time for removthe Chesuncook Company, by the Act to wbich this is ad- entended ditional, passed on the nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four for removing obstructions in, and opening and improving the navigation of the Penobscot river, and for constructing a Canal with sluices and side dams, between the Chesuncook Lake and Sowadakunk, and for erecting a dam at the out-let of said Chesuncook Lake, be, and the same hereby is extended the term of three years from the passing of this Act,- Provided said Company cause said dam at the out-let of said lake to be constructed within three months.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, 'That said Company shall have power to construct such side booms, side dams and sluices, and to remove all obstructions, on said river, be- and erect danus. tween the Bamedumcook Lake, and the lower Twin Lake, as may be necessary to make the navigation of the same good for logs, timber, and other lumber, and to erect a dam at or near the out-let of the lower Twin Lake for the purposes aforesaid, and of raising a sufficient head of water to float logs and lumber from the said Lake into, and down the Penobscot river-said last mentioned dam, to be constructed within one year, and said sluices, sidebooms and other improvements, within two years from the first day of May next. And a toll of one cent for each stick is hereby allowed and granted to said Company, for lished. masts logs and other lunber passing the dam, above and near the outlet of the lower Twin Lake.

Power to construct side booms

Rate of toll estab

Chapter 51.

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AN ACT to incorporate the Portland and Mount Desert Iron Manufacteri



Approved February 29, 1836. Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repr

sentatives in Legislature assembled, That William Cammer, s Names of Corpo- OCHU

H. Mudge, Phinehas F. Varnum, Seth Mason, James Sa ville, Alfred Randall, Charles Chase, James D. Seavey, John Alexander, Nathaniel Warner, and Samuel Sargent, their associates, successors and assigns, be and they hereby

are constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name Corporate name. of the Portland and Mount Desert Iron Manufacturing

Company, with power to prosecute and defend suits at law, to have and use a common seal, to make and enforce such by laws and regulations, as they may see fit, for the

management of their affairs not repugnant to the laws of May hold estate the State, and to purchase and hold real and personal

estate, to an amount not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars; and the same to sell and convey, and also to purchase on such terms as may be agreed upon between said corporation and the owners of the soil; and to make and erect such wharves, machinery and works as may be

necessary for the convenient management of the business Powere, &c. of the Corporation; the said Company shall have and

exercise all the powers and privileges and be subject to all the duties and requirements incident to manufacturing and other corporations.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the first meeting of ing-said Corporation may be called by any two of the persons,

named in this Act, by giving notice of the time and place thereof, in one of the newspapers printed in Portland, at least fourteen days before the time of such meeting.

to the value of $250,000.

Mode of calling first meeting.


Chapter 52.
AN ACT to incorporate the Bethel Bridge Company.

Approved February 29, 1836. Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repreresentatives, in Legislature assembled, That Nathan F. Twitch- Names of Corpo ell, Barbour Bartlett, Timothy Hastings, Eli Twitchill, Jedediah Burbank, Ebenezer Eames, Seth Wight, Joel C. Virgin, James Walker, Robbins Brown, John Kimball, Seth B. Newell, Sumner Stearns, Thomas Stearns, George Chapman, with their associates, successors and assigns be and they are hereby created a Corporation by the name of the Bethel Bridge Company and by that name may sue Corporate namo. and be sued, have and use a common seal, and at any meet- Powers, & ing choose all officers necessary to manage their business, and make by laws for regulating their affairs, not repugnant to the laws of this State by a majority of the votes of the proprietors present, allowing one vote to each share Provided, no person shall be entitled to more than ten votes. Proviso.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That said Bridge shall be erected across the Androscoggin River, at or near Bar- Place of erection ker,s Ferry in Bethel in the County of Oxford, shall be construction constructed of good materials, of suitable height from the water, and not less than twenty feet wide, with 'suitable and sufficient covering and railing for the safety of pas. sengers, and sufficient passage ways shall be left for the passage of Boats, Rafts, Logs and Timber.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That a toll be and hereby is granted and established for the benefit of said Corporation, according to the rates following, to wit, for every Rates os vv... foot passenger two cents; for each horse and rider six cents; for each sleigh, sled, cart or waggon drawn by one beast, ten cents; for each chaise, chair, or sulkey drawn by one beast sixteen cents; for each sleigh, sled, cart or 'waggon drawn by two beasts fifteen cents; for each additional horse or any other beast of burden beyond two in sleighs, sleds, carts, or waggons three cents; for each coach, chariot, phæton, or curricle thirty cents; for droves of neat cattle, horses, mules, or asses two cents each, for

shern and swine, six cents a dozen; for elephants, one dollar each; and for all other animals or beasts of show twenty five cents each; and no additional toll shall be charged for persons actually travelling in any of said vehicles; but this exception shall not extend to persons taken in for the purpose of avoiding toll, and only one

person as a driver to each team shall be allowed to pass Certain persons free of toll; persons going to or returning from military

duty, and persons going to and returning from any place of public worship on the sabbath, and persons going to and returning from funerals shall be allowed to pass said Bridge free of coll.

Sect. 4. Be it further enacted, That at the place of colRates of toll to be lecting tolls said Corporation shall keep constantly exposed and exposed to to view, a board or sign, upon which shall be plainly and

legibly printed, the rates of toll aforesaid, and whenever the toll gatherer shall be absent from the toll house, the gate or gates shall be left open, and the Bridge be toll free: and said toll shall commence on the day when said Bridge is first opened for passengers.

Sect. 5. Be it further enacted, That if said Corporation Time allowed to shall neglect or refuse for the space of four years from the

passing of this Act, to build and complete said Bridge, then ibis Act shall be void and of no effect.

Sect. 6. Be it further enacted, That any two persons Mode of calling abovenamed may call the first meeting of the Corporation

by posting up notice of the time, purpose, and place thereof, in two public places in the towns of Bethel and Newry fourteen days before the the time of said meeting.

legihly printed and exposed to view, &c.

build Bridge,

first meeting.

Chapter 53.

AN ACT to incorporate the Bluehill Granite Company.

Approved February 29, 1836. Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep

resentatives in Legislature assembled, That Pierson Cogswell, Namer of corpo- Jonas L Sibley, William Palmer, Daniel Hazeltine, Abra


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