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bago county, a good and sufficient chute, for the passage of rafts and flatboats, not less than twenty-four feet in width, and that so much of the act entitled "An act for the improvement of the navigation of Rock river, and for the production of hydraulic power," as requires such chute to be not less than forty feet in width, is hereby repealed.
§ 2. This act shall be deemed and taken as a public act, and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 13, 1863.
In force February AN ACT authorizing the transcribing of the indexes to conveyances, and cer21, 1863.
tain records of conveyance, in Macoupin counts.
Clerk to make index.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the clerk of the circuit court and ex-officio recorder of Macoupin county, is hereby authorized and required to transcribe, in well bound books, to be provided by the county court of said county, full and complete general, direct and inverted indexes to the records of conveyances in said county, from record book A, to AE, inclusive; which indexes shall exhibit the names of the parties to each conveyance, and the date thereof, the date when filed, the description of the instrument, the names of grantors and grantees, and a description of the property conveyed.
8 2. The said clerk of the circuit court and ex-officio recorder of said county is hereby authorized and required to copy the record of conveyances of said county, contained in the present records A, B and M, in well bound books, to be purchased by said county; which transcript shall be an exact and correct copy of the above pamed books.
§ 3. The said clerk shall be allowed such compensation for his services under this act, as shall be deemed reasonable by the county court of said county, to be paid out of the county treasury of said county, on the order of the county court, upon the completion of the work and the certificate of the said circuit clerk that the said indexes and books have been correctly transcribed.
$ 4. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED February 21, 1863.
AN ACT to incorporate the Mississippi Warehouse Company.
In force February
Whereas Anthony Thornton, George Edmonds, jr., Sam- Preamble.
uel B. Chandler, R. M. Knapp, Thomas W. Harris, and St. Clair Sutherland, have associated themselves together, for the purpose of erecting a warehouse on Bloody Ísland, in the Mississippi river, opposite the city of Saint Louis, Missouri, therefore, SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That Anthony Corporators. Thornton, George Edmonds, jr., Samuel B. Chandler, R. M. Knapp, T. W, Harris, St. Clair Sutherland, their associates, successors and assigns, be and they are hereby created and constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of the “Mississippi Warehouse Company," and, by that Name and powname, said corporation shall be capable, in law, of contract-ers. ing and being contracted with, of suing and being sued, and of pleading and being impleaded, in courts of law or equity; shall have perpetual succession, and have and use a common seal, and alter the same at pleasure. And it is hereby authorized to purchase or construct, maintain and operate a warehouse, for the receiving and storing all goods, wares, merchandise and freights, and ship and forward the same, on Bloody Island, in the Mississippi river, opposite the city of Saint Louis, Missouri; and, also, to acquire, hold, occupy and enjoy all such real estate and personal property as may be necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation hereby created.
§ 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not Capital stock. exceed five hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, and said stock shall be transferable as the by-laws may direct.
$ 3. The business of said corporation shall be transacted First board of by five directors, to be chosen annually; and Anthony Thornton, George Edmonds, jr., Samuel B. Chandler, R. M. Knapp, Thos. W. Harris, and St. Clair Sutherland, be and are hereby constituted the first board of directors. The directors shall have full power to control and manage Powers and dusaid warehouse, and the construction, extension and repairs ties. thereof; to establish rates of storage, and to collect the same; also, to appoint and employ all necessary agents and servants, and prescribe the duties of the same; and to make all needful rules, regulations and by-laws, for the full and complete management of the business of said corporation; and to provide and collect all necessary means and moneys, for the acquisition, construction, improvements and repairs of any and all property belonging to said corporation.
8 4. Each stockholder shall be individually liable, to Liability of stockthe amount of his or her stock, in said corporation only.
Meeting of stock holders.
$ 5. The directors shall, semi-annually, in each and every year, on the first day of January and July, make a statement of the affairs of said corporation, upon the books thereof, which shall be at all times open and subject to examination by any stockholder, and to divide the nett profits, if any there be, among the stockholders, according to the numbers of the shares each may possess.
§ 6. Any two of said directors may call a meeting of the stockholders, by giving such notice as the by-laws of said company may direct; and at any such meeting of the stockholders, three of them shall constitute a quorum; and a majority of the shares represented by those in attendance shall decide any question properly before such meeting; and each stockholder shall be entitled to as many votes as he she
have shares of stock. § 7. It shall be lawful for the directors of said corporation, from time to time, to borrow or obtain on loan such sum or sums of money, on such terms as they may deem expedient, for the use of said corporation, and pledge or mortgage all or any part of the estate, improvements, privileges, franchises, effects and assets, whatever, of said corporation, for the payment of such sum or sums of money as may be so borrowed and the interest thereon, at such rates and for such length of time as they shall deem expedient.
§ 8. This act shall be deemed and taken as a public act, and be in full force from and after its passage.
APPROVED Feb. 13, 1863.
AN ACT to change the name of Roxy L. Morton.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the name of Roxy L. Morton be, and the same is, hereby changed for all intents and purposes whatsoever, to the name of Roxy L. Kennedy
$ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 14, 1863.
AN ACT entitled an act to amend an act entitled “ An act to incorporate In force Februthe Ottawa and Vermilion River Plank and Macadamized Road Company,"
ary 20, 1863. approved Feb. 14, 1857.
Powers of corporators.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the to construct a corporators named in the said act, approved February 14, graded road. 1857, and their successors be and are hereby authorized to construct a graded or macadamized road, commencing at the southwest corner of section twenty-four, (24,) in the town of South Ottawa, in the county of LaSalle, and running thence, directly east, to a public road, in the town of Fall River, known as the “Ford road," and thence south, along said road, to the southwest corner of section twenty-nine, (29,). in the town of Fall River, or to some other point, north of the north line of the town of Grand Rapids, and thence east and south, along the most desirable route, to the southeast corner of LaSalle county. The road só constructed shall be under the control and direction of the said corporators and their successors in office, named in the act to which this is an amendment, approved Feb. 14, 1857.
§ 2. The corporators named in the act aforesaid shall have the same powers of control and direction over the line of road to be constructed as is granted them by the act to which this is an amendment, and shall, in every particular, be governed by the provisions of said act.
$ 3. The said corporators shall have the right to take May use existing possession of and use all public highways along the line of highways. said road so to be constructed: Provided, that they shall first obtain the written consent of the commissioners of highways, or a majority of them, in the different towns through which said road runs, to use the same, for the purpose of constructing said road.
$ 4. The right of way for said road, to be constructed Right of way. under the provisions of this act, over private lands, may be obtained by said company, either by purchase, gift or grant, or in the manner prescribed by an act entitled “ An act to amend the law condemning the right of way for purpose of internal improvements," approved June 22, A. D., 1852.
§ 5. Said company are hereby required to complete one Road – when to mile and five-eighths of one mile of said road within three "be completed. years from the passage of this act, and the balance of said road within twenty years.
§ 6. The said company shall have the same powers of control and direction, and the same rights, in every respect, over the branch road herein provided for, as are given them in the act to which this is an amendment.
$ 7. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED February 20, 1863.
In force April 21, AN ACT to incorporate the Alexander and Pulaski Plank Road and Bridge
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of
Mlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all such Corporation. persons as shall become stockholders, agreeably to the pro
visions of this act, in the corporation hereby created, shall be and for the term of twenty-five years from and after the
passage of this act shall continue to be a body politic and Name and pow. corporate, under the name and style of the "Alexander and
Pulaski County Plank Road and Bridge Company;" and by that name shall have succession, for the term of years above specified; may sue and be sued, complain and defend, in any court of law or equity; may make and use a common seal, and alter the same at pleasure; may make by-laws, rules and regulations, for the management of its property, for the regulation of its affairs, and for the transfer of its stock, and for the forfeiture of the same for nonpayment of installments, not inconsistent with the laws of this State or of the United States, and may appoint such officers, agents and servants as the business of said company may require, prescribe their du
ties, and require bonds for the faithful performance thereof. Road and bridge.
$-2. Said corporation shall have power to construct, maintain and continue a plank or turnpike road, or both, of such width and upon such routes as they may deem advisable, from the city of Cairo, in Alexander county, to the south line of Union county, with a branch to Mound city, in Pulaski county, and to construct, establish and maintain a toll bridge across Cache river, on the line of said plank or turnpike road, designated by the company, and to carry out
the privileges and franchises granted herein. Capital stock. $ 3. The capital stock of said company may be twenty,
five thousand dollars, which shall be considered personal property, and divided into shares of twenty-five dollars each. Said capital stock may be increased to an amount sufficient to complete said road and branches.
4. Samuel Staats Taylor, Marmaduke Ensminger, Nicholas Hunsacker, Bryan Shannessy, Robert H. Cunningham, are hereby appointed commissioners, for receiving subscriptions to the stock of said company, and they, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized to receive such subscriptions, at such times, and in such manner and place, and after such notice, as they or a majority of them may agree.
$ 5. The affairs of said company shall be managed by seven directors, four of whom shall be a quorum to transact business. Said directors shall be chosen when the sum of five thousand dollars is subscribed to the stock of said company; they shall continue in office one year, and until their successors are chosen and qualified, and shall be elected by the stockholders, each of whom may vote personally or by