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CHAPTER VIII.

An Act to legalize the election of the County Commissioners of the county of Owen.

(APPROVED JANUARY 23, 1851.]

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That the districting of the county of Owen into districts, for the election of county commissioners, at the June term, 1850, of the then acting board of commissioners of said county, and the election of the present acting board of commissioners of said county, at the August election, 1850, and all the acts and doings of said present acting board of commissioners of said county of Owen, be and the same are hereby legalized.

Sec. 2. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

CHAPTER IX.

An Act to incorporate the Athenian Society of Indiana University.

(APPROVED JANUARY 23, 1851.]

ght, J. W. L. General Assemhz

titur associates.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That B. Wright, J. W. Lopp, and J. W. Bardell, and others, their associates, and their successors, be, and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, to continue so long as the Indiana University shall be maintained by the State, by the name of the Athenian Society of the Indiana University, and by said name may contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in all couris of competent jurisdiction, and may have a common seal.

Sec. 2. That said society shall have power to form a constitution and by-laws for its government, for the regulition of its fiscal concerns, the admission and expulsion of members, the appointment of officers, and all other things necessary for the proper and efficient management of its affairs. .

Sec. 3. That said society shall be capable of acquiring and holding personal property by gilt, grant, or devise; and inay sell, convey, and dispose of the same at pleasure: Provided, That no part of the

stock or property of said soc'ety, shall be used for any other than literary, educational, and scientific purposes, and to defray the neces. sary expenses of the society.

SEC. 4. This act to be in full force from and aster its passage.

CHAPTER X.

An Act to amend an act entitled "an Act to incorporate the Western Plank Road Comp.

any," approved Jan. 14, 1850.

(APPROVED JANUARY 23, 1851.)

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That all that portion of Section 20, of an act entitled "an act to incorporate the Western Plank Road Company” approved Jan. 14, 1850, so far as the same prohibits the construction of a bridge across the Wabash river, by said company, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. That said company shall have the right to build all such bridges, aqueducts, and culverts, as may become necessary in the conveyance of freight or convenience of tra i ellers over and along said road: Provided, That nothing herein shall confer upon said company power to construct a bridge across the Wabash river, so as in any manner to obstruct or impair the navigation of said river, by steam boats, flat boats, or other crasts.

Sec. 3. That the acts of the commissioners appointed by the act to which this is an amendment, in the opening of the books for the subscription of stock, be, and the same are hereby confirmed and le. galized, and that said commissioners shall have power to keep said books open for the subscription of stock, till the first day of April next, and the subscribers shall have till the first day of July next, to organize under the charter to which this is an amendment.

CHAPTER XI.

An Act to vacato part of Water street, in the town of Williamsport, in tho county of

Warron, and state of Indiana.

(APPROVED JANUARY 25, 1851.)

SECTION 1, Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That so much of Water street as lies between lots numbered one, two, three and four, and the Wabash river, in the towa of Williamsport in the county of Warren and state of Indiana, be and the same is hereby vacated except fifty feet on the western side of said street and adjoining to said lots.

Sec. 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.

CHAPTER XII.

An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to incorporate the White County Monticella

Bridge Company,” Approved January 15th, 1850.

(APPROVED JANUARY 25, 1851.)

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That section 2d of the above entitled act is hereby amend. od so as to extend the time of opening books for receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of said corporation one year from the passage of this amendatory act.

Sec. 2. This act to be in force from and after its passage.

CHAPTER XIII.

An Act to amend an Actentitled "An Act to incorporate certain Turnpike Companies

therein named," approyed Jan. 29th, 1839.

(APPROVED JANUARY 25, 1851.]

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That the number of directors in the Franklin Turnpike Company after the passage of this act shall be reduced to three instead of nine, and that the three directors in said company who receive the highest number of votes at the January election, 1851, shall be and are hereby declared directors of said company until the next annual election for directors in said company and until their successors are elected and qualified.,

Sec. 2. This act to be in force from and alter its passage.

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CHAPTER XIV.

An Act to extend the powers of the Lawrenceburgh and Upper Mississippi Rail Road

Company

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That it shall be lawful for the Lawrenceburgh and Upper Mississippi Rail Road Company to borrow money, either within this state or out of it, from any person or persons or body corporate at such rate of interest either at, above or below six per ceni. per annum, as inay be agreed upon, and to sell or pledge such securities for the redemption of such loan as the creditor and said company may contract for; they may issue bonds or other obligations for the purpose of raising money or procuring materials for their work, and may sell or dispose of the same either within or without this state, upon such terms as may be agreed upon, and if such bonds or obli. gations are thus sold at a discount that such sale shall be as valid in every respect as if they were sold at their par value.

SEC. 2. It shall be lawful for the president and select council of the city of Lawrenceburgh and the board of commissioners of the county of Decatur to provide for the payment of any subscription they may have heretolore made or may hereafter make of stock in said company, and the interest or amount thereof by issuing bonds of not less than one hundred dollars each payable at such time and

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