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LOCAL AND PRIVATE ACTS

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STATE OF KENTUCKY,

PASSED AT THE SESSION WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD IN THE
CITY OF FRANKFORT, ON THURSDAY, THE EIGHTH DAY
OF JANUARY, 1863, AND ENDED ON TUESDAY,

THE THIRD DAY OF MARCH, 1863.

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CHAPTER 682.
AN ACT to amend an act, entitled, an act to amend the charter of the

Covington and Cincinnati Bridge Company.
Be it enacted by the Generul Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That the elevation of the bridge in process of construction by the Covington and Cincinnati bridge company, at the center of the river, shall not be less than one hundred feet above low water mark; and to this extent said charter of said company is hereby amended.

§ 2. Any and all portions oi' the charter of the Covington and Cincinnati bridge company inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 83. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved January 12, 1863.

CHAPTER 683.
AN ACT for the benefit of Pulaski county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

1. That the county court of Pulaski county is hereby authorized and empowered to increase the county levy of

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said county to any amount not exceeding one dollar and
fifty cents for each person liable to pay a poll tax for the
year 1863, to raise a fund for the purpose of repairing the
jail of said county; and for that purpose the county judge
is authorized to convene the magistrates of said county, a
majority of whom shall have power to increase the levy as
aforesaid.
§ 2. This act shall take affect from and after its passage.

Approved January 15, 1863.

CHAPTER 684.
AN ACT granting certain powers to the county court of Simpson county,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

$1. That the county court of Simpson county be authorized and empowered to regulate the commission on the collection of tax to pay the interest due on bonds executed by said county to the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company: Provided, Said commission shall at no time exceed six per cent. $ 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved January 15, 1863.

CHAPTER 685.
AN ACT to authorize a judicial sale of the Centerville and Jackson

ville turnpike road and for other purposes relating thereto. Whereas, it is represented to the General Assembly, by the petition of the president and directors of the Centerville and Jacksonville turnpike road company, that said company is hopelessly insolvent; and in order to remove any doubt as to the power of the circuit court of Bourbon county to order its sale

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

§ 1. That the circuit court of Bourbon county shall have Circuit court power, upon the petition, in equity, of one or more of the and divide pro

creditors of the Centerville and Jacksonville turnpike road among creditors company, in which said company shall be made a defen

dant, to order the sale of said road, and to provide for the

payment of its creditors pro rata out of the proceeds thereof; Purchasers created body cor and the purchaser or purchasers at said sale, when the porate. same shall be confirmed by the court, shall be invested

with the road, and property, franchises, and privileges of said company, as heretofore conferred by charter, and be

may sell road

subjected to all the responsibilities of the same; and are 1 863 hereby created a body corporate, under the style of the Centerville, Jacksonville, and Cynthiana turnpike road company, with full power to divide their investment, in the purchase of the same, into such number of shares of stock as they may think proper, and with full power to manage and control said road or extend the same as authorized by the charter of the original company.

§ 2. Said company, or its successor under the sale and purchase hereby authorized, shall have power, in its discre- half toll may be

collected. tion, instead of the toll gate heretofore authorized and erected between Centerville and Jacksonville, to erect two gates, at each of which only half toll shall be charged and received § 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved January 15, 1863.

May orect two gates, at which

CHAPTER 686.
AN ACT for the benefit of Coinmon School District No. 37, of Mer-

cer county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That the trustees of common school district No. 37, of Mercer county, may have taught in said district a common school for six months, in the year 1863; and upon their doing so they may draw the amount due from the school fund to that district for the years 1862 and 1863. § 3. This act to take effect from its passage.

Approved January 16, 1863.

CHAPTER 687.
AN ACT to incorporate the Kentucky Coal Mining Company of Louis-

ville.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:
01. That Chas. D. Pennebaker, Edmund W. Crittenden,

Corporatorg John M. Robinson, Americus Symmes, Jno. W. Barr, Thos. names and cor

porate A. Morgan, and Lyman B. Crittenden, their associates and successors, be and they are hereby constituted and created a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of the “Kentucky Coal Company,” in perpetual succession, with power and liability, in that name, to contract and be contracted with, plead and be impleaded, sue and be sued, in all courts and places; to have a common seal, and the same to alter at pleasure; to engage in mining coal and other

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thereof; and they are hereby vested with all powers necessary for the successful prosecution of their business aforesaid.

§ 2. The said corporators, or a majority of them, shall When company have power to organize said company, at any time after

one hundred shares of stock shall have been duly subscribed upon their books, and ten per cent. of the value thereof paid

to the person or officer duly authorized to receive the same. Omeer of the The officers of said company shall be a president, secretary company.

and treasurer, and such other agents as the company, when may mate by organized, shall deem necessary; and said corporators or

their officers when chosen, shall have power to make such by-laws, rules and regulations as they may deem necessary, from time to time, for the prosecution of the business, and the government of said company, consistent with the constitution and laws of this State and of the United States.

93. The capital stock of said company shall be fifty Capital stock thousand dollars, with the privilege of increasing the same

to the amount of two hundred thousand dollars. Said cap-
ital stock shall be divided into shares of twenty-fire dollar
each; and upon all questions and elections to be decided
by the stockholders, each share shall be entitled to one vote
either in person or by proxy in writing; and a majority of
the votes so given shall determine all questions whatsoever:
Provided, That no stock shall be voted upon which is de
linquent in payment of all dues thereon, agreeably with
the by-laws and requirements of the company.
§ 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved January 16, 1863

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CHAPTER 689.
AN ACT to authorize the Hancock county court to increase the county

levy.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky :

$1. That the county court of Hancock county, at the April or May term, 1863, a majority of the justices of the peace within said county, concurring therein, may make an additional levy, for county purposes, of not exceeding twenty-five cents on each tithable within said county, and also a tax of not exceeding five cents on each one hundred dollars in value of all the property within said county subject to taxation for State revenue.

§ 2. That it shall be the duty of the sheriff of Hancock county to collect the additional levy authorized by this act; and the said sheriff and his sureties shall be liable for the

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collection and proper disposition of the same, as provided by law in relation to the ordinary county levy.

Approved January 17, 1863.

CHAPTER 690.
AN ACT for the benefit of the Circuit and County Court Clerks of Spen-

cer county.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky :

§ 1. That the further time of two years, from the passage of this act, be allowed to the clerks of the circuit and county courts of Spencer county, to list and collect their fees. § 2. This act to be in force from its passage.

Approved January 17, 1863.

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CHAPTER 691.
AN ACT to amend the charter of the Covington and Lexington turn-

pike road company.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

$1. That the president, directors and company of the May chargo tol! Covington and Lexington turnpike road company, be and on that part of hereby are empowered to collect tolls, on that part of the gate No. 1 and Covington and Lexington turnpike road--between gate bly for hauling No. 1, near the city of Covington, and that point in said turnpike road where Main street, in Covington, intersects the same, from all wagons and other vehicles that are using said turnpike road by hauling stone or wood from quarries or forests, which are reached without passing through said gate on said turnpike road: Provided however, That the tolls so collected shall only bear the same proportion to the rate now allowed for the travel of five miles as the said distance traveled shall bear to five miles.

§ 2. That said president and directors and company are May collect hereby empowered to collect toll from all persons passing all travel on sa through any gate, and traveling upon said Covington and road. Lexington turnpike road, for stock and vehicles, for the distance used by such person, whether inore or less than five miles: Provided however, That the rate for the distance traveled shall bear the same proportion to the rate of toll for five miles that the distance actually used does to five miles.

$ 3. That funeral processions for neighborhood burials shall be exempt from tolls. § 4. That this act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved January 17, 1863.

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