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as the records of deeds and mortgages at Alexandria, in said county, now have under the existing laws of this Commonwealth. Deeds of trust, assignments, and mortgages of personal property shall be, in like manner, if the property conveyed be at the time situated within the territory aforesaid, recorded in the office of said clerk at Newport ; and such recording shall also have the same effect, for every purpose, as the recording of such instrument at Alexan. dria now as by law.

2. That in all cases where the real estate conveyed by any deed or mortgage is situated partly within the territory aforesaid, and partly within the county of Campbell outside of said territory, the conveyance shall not be recorded at Newport, unless the greater part of such real estate lies within the aforesaid limits, but shall be recorded as heretofore required by law.

§ 3. That from an after the first day of May, 1863, it shall not be lawful to record any deed or other instrument at Alexandria which, according to the first section of this act, is required to be recorded at Newport; and the record. ing of such an instrument at Alexandria shall be null and void and of no effect whatever.

§ 4. That certified copies of conveyances recorded at Newport, as herein provided, shall be used as evidence in all courts and places whatsoever in this Commonwealth, and shall be entitled to the same faith and credit as alike copies from the offices of the several county court clerks now have by law. § 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 21, 1863.

AN ACT for the benefit of the collector of revenue, &c., for 1861, in

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

§ 1. That the collector of the revenue and county levy for the county of Barren, for the year 1861, be and he is hereby allowed until the third Monday in April, 1863, to make out and return an additional delinquent list in the collection of the said revenue and county levy: Provided however, That no allowance shall be made for the delinquency of any tax payer unless the court shall be satified that said tax could not, by reasonable diligence, have been collected by said collector within the time prescribed by law. $ 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 21, 1863.


CHAPTER 877. AN ACT for the benefit of R. 8. Huey. Whereas, at the December term, 1860, of the Floyd circuit court, there was no sheriff; the judge of said court appointed R. S. Huey special sheriff to attend to the calls of the court; said Huey was engaged ten days in the service aforesaid, and was allowed therefor by the court thirty dollars, which was certified to the Auditor of Public Accounts for payment; the Auditor refused to pay the claim, because there was no provision of law authorizing the same-for remedy whereof,

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

§ 1. That the Auditor of Public Accounts draw his warrant upon the treasury in favor of R. S. Huey, for the sum of twenty dollars, payable out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated. § 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 21, 1863.

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AN ACT to incorporate a Hotel Company in the city of Lexington, to

be called the Dudley House. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky: 01. That a body politic and corporate, in the city of Corporate style

and capital Lexington, be hereby created, to be styled the “ Dudley stock. House,” with a capital of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided into shares of fifty dollars each, with the power of contracting and being contracted with, of suing and being sued, and the usual powers incident to corporations.

12. That said company shall be authorized to purchase and May purchase hold land in the city of Lexington, not exceeding ten acres, buildings. and erect in said city the necessary and proper buildings for a hotel ; and to hold such personal property as may be proper in the management and conducting of such hotel, and the same to sell and dispose of at any time, and make other purchases.

§ 3. That the fiscal and other prudential concerns of Stock, and how said company, and the management and control of its property, shall be vested in a president and four managers, elected by the stockholders on the first Monday in August, in each year after the first election, each share giving to the stockholder one vote, provided no stockholder shall have more than fifty votes.

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any of the rooms in the buildings of such hotel for stores
or other purposes.

§ 5. That Joseph Wingate, John B. Tilford, M. C. Johnmissioners,cama son, Hiram Shaw, O. P. Beard, Jacob Hughes, and William when meeting B. Kinkead, be appointed commissioners, and they, or any

two of them, may at any time, in five years, open books
for the subscription of stock in said company; and when-
ever the subscriptions amount to thirty thousand dollars,
such commissioners or any two of them may, by a notice
published two weeks in a newspaper of Lexington, call a
meeting of the stockholders to elect a president and four
managers, and upon such election being made, this act
shall go into effect.

0 6. The stock shall be payable at such time and in such
amounts as the president and managers may prescribe.

7. The president and managers may cause the books How long boiles of subscription to be continued open until the whole ed open.

amount of stock is subscribed, or may sell and dispose of
the same.

§ 8. That the mayor and councilmen of the city of LexCity of Lexing: ington may subscribe, in the name and on behalf of said stock on certain city, for any number of shares not exceeding two thous

and, of the capital stock of said company : Provided, That before said subscription shall be binding on said city, the mayor and councilmen shall submit the question to the qualified voters of said city, first giving at least ten days notice in a newspaper of Lexington; and if a majority of the legal voters of said city shall, by their votes, approve the subscription so made by the mayor and councilmen, the same shall be binding on said city; in which event the mayor and councilmen may issue the bonds of said city, in any sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, for a period not exceeding twenty years, payable at the city of New York, or at any other place fixed on by them, to bea interest at the rate of six per cent. per annum, payable annually or semi-annually as they may determine; which bonds shall be signed by the mayor and attested by their clerk, to which shall be affixed the seal of the corporation of said city; and the mayor and councilmen shall have the power to sell and dispose of said bonds as they may deem best for the interest of said city, in order to enable them to pay for such stock as they may have subscribed; or they may obtain money on the credit of the city, for the purpose of paying said subscription, and may raise, by special tax on the taxable property of said city, the amount requisite to pay the calls on said stock, on the borrowed money and interest, (as the case may be,) or may pay the same out of the general funds of the city.

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$ 9. This company shall engage in no other business • 1863. than the management of the property said company is authorized to hold, and the conducting of a hotel in Lexing company ton, and particularly shall not be authorized to exercise any banking powers.

§ 10. The company shall be authorized to borrow money not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, and issue their bonds, secured by mortgage or deed of trust upon the property, rights, and privileges of the corporation for the re-pay. meat of the money borrowed, or to sell such bonds on such terms as a majority in amount of the stockholders may consent to. 11. This act to take effect from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

AN ACT to change the boundary line of Columbia voting district, in

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

§ 1. That the lines of the Columbia voting or magistrates' district, in Adair county, be so changed as to include the House and residence of Joseph M. Young, on the north side of Green river. § 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

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AN ACT to provide for establishing County Courts in Newport.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That, in addition to the county courts now held in the county of Campbell, the presiding judge of said county shall bold, annually twelve terms of the Campbell county court in the city of Newport. They shall be held at the court house on thethird Monday of each and every month; and said judge may adjourn said court from day to day, and from time to time, if the business requires it; and he shall have power to call and hold special terms of said court in said city, and for such times as the business may require ; but no court of claims shall be held in Newport.

§ 2. The clerk of said county court shall keep a distinct docket and record books for the terms held at Newport, in which shall be recorded all the business done in said court in the same manner and to the effect that records are now


kept in county court clerks' offices. The clerk shall keep an office in Newport, at such place as said city may provide, in which office he shall keep the records of said court. The duties herein enjoined upon the clerk of said county court may be performed by his deputy.

§ 3. Every process in reference to causes to be tried or pending in the court at Newport, or for the execution of its judgments, shall be returned and returnable at Newport; and the sheriff and his deputies shall attend said court.

§ 4. The city of Newport shall pay the presiding judge of the county court such reasonable sum for his services, in holding said courts, as the city council of said city may. annually determine; and all the other expenses for holding said court in Newport, which otherwise would be paid out of the county levy, shall be paid by said city of Newport.

Approved February 26, 1863.

AN ACT to confer additional powers on County Judges.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That power and authority is hereby given to county
judges to commit runaway slaves; and to issue and try
warrants of forcible entry and detainer, in all respects as
justices of the peace are now empowered to do.
$ 2. This act to be in force from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

AN ACT authorizing the County Court of Lincoln county to levy a tax

to pay a county police.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

ģ 1. That the county court of Lincoln county be and the same is hereby authorized in its discretion, to levy a tax upon the people of said county to pay a body of men, not exceeding ten in number, for a county police, whose duty it shall be to guard the said county against all out-laws, and assist the civil officers in execụting the laws.

§ 2. The said police shall be appointed by the county court, a majority of the justices of said county being present and concurring therein, and subject to such rules and regulations as the county court may from time to time prescribe. § 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 26, 1863.

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