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Orleans and Ohio Telegraph company, passed, October 18th, 1847, Provided, such system shall not conflict with any private right secured by patent from the United States.

Sec. 11. Be it further enacted, That any person or Board of Inter companies who may desire to avail themselves of the ment to grant privilege aforesaid, shall produce to the board of Inter

nal Improvements of the State, a full and accurate de-
scription of the system they propose to use, together with
their title papers thereto; and if the said board, acting
under the advice of the Attorney General of the State,
shall be satisfied that such system does not conflict with
any private right secured as aforesaid, and that the appli-
cants are the lawful owners thereof, then they shall give
the said applicants, a license to have and enjoy the right
of way as aforesaid, but not otherwise; Provided, that
before granting such license the board shall give notice
of the application to any parties with whose rights it
may be supposed to conflict, and allow them a reasona-
ble time to be heard.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, January 14, 1848.

CHAPTER LXXXIV.

An Act to authorize the Circuit Court of Polk county to be held a longer

time than one week,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That so much of the act passed November 28th, 1839, establishing the county of Polk, restricting the session of the Circuit Court to one week only, be, and the same is hereby repealed; and that the Judge of the third judicial circuit be, and he is hereby authorized and required to continue the sessions of said court longer than one week; Provided, it requires longer than one week to complete the business; and provided, it should not interfere with other courts in said circuit.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Records of Do clerk of the Circuit Court of Decatur county, to transcatur county. cribe all the judgments, orders, and decrees which may

have been rendered, or made by said Circuit Court, since the organization of said county of Decatur, into a well

bound book or books, and that said judgments, orders, and decrees, so transcribed, shall constitute the record of Decatur county, and be entitled to due faith and credit as such.

SEC. 3. Be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Records of clerk of the Circuit Court of Decatur county, to deliver Perry county. to the clerk of the Circuit Court of Perry county, on or before the first day of July next, the minute books and all other record books of the county of Perry, together with all the records of said county of Perry, which had been determined before the organization of said county of Decatur, together with all the records of causes which originated in the county of Perry before the organization of said county of Decatur, and has been since determined in the Circuit Court of said county, and that the same shall constitute the records of the county of Perry, and be entitled to due faith and credit as such.

Sec. 4. Be it enacted, That the clerk of the Circuit Clerk of Perry Court of Perry county shall be empowered to issue final county to issue and all other process upon all judgments and decrees, which by the provisions of this act are to be transferred from the county of Decatur to the county of Perry, as well upon judgments rendered by the Circuit Court of Decatur, in causes originating before the organization of said county, as upon judgments rendered by the Circuit Court of Perry county before the organization of said county of Decatur.

Sec. 5. Be it enacted, That the County Court of De- Clerk’s comcatur county shall make such appropriation to the clerk pensation. as his services are reasonably worth, to be paid by the Trustee of said county out of any money in his hands not otherwise appropriated.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, January 19, 1848. .

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CHAPTER LXXXV.

An Act to incorporate the Memphis Manufacturing Company.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Incorporation. State of Tennessee, That a body corporate and politic is

hereby constituted and established by the name and style of “the Memphis Manufacturing Company," for the purpose of manufacturing goods and articles from cotton, wool, hemp, or silk; and for the making of machinery, or implements of wood, iron, or other materials; and for the erection of mills for the grinding of grain, and the manufacture of flour; and the said company is empowered to make and use a common seal, and the same to change at pleasure; to make such by-laws, not inconsistent with the laws of this State, or of the United States, as are necessary and useful; to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded; to have succession; to hold by purchase, or otherwise, and to dispose of the same; any real estate or personal property, which may be convenient or necessary for carrying on its operations, or which it may become possessed of in payment of debts due to it, in part or in whole;' Provided, nevertheless, That the real estate so held, shall at no time exceed the maximum amount of its capital, hereafter provided for.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That the capital stock of said Capital stock. company shall be divided into shares of one hundred

dollars each; shall consist of not less than two hundred and fifty shares, nor more than three thousand; shall be transferred only on the books of the company, and then only with the consent of the board of directors, unless the whole amount of instalments due thereon, shall have been paid previously; the company shall have power to declared forfeited to it any stock, which may remain unpaid in whole or in part; or it may at its option, sue for and recover the unpaid amount, before any tribunal having jurisdiction of such sums, first however giving thirty days notice of such call having been made.

Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That A. B. Taylor, John Pope, Oommission-S. B. Locke, Hezekiah Cobb, C. Bias, and Joseph S. erg--their powo

Watkins, are hereby appointed commissioners to open books of subscription to the capital stock of said company, or any three of them, after first giving ten days notice thereof; and when the number of two hundred and fifty shares, or such greater number, not exceeding three thousand, as may be determined on by the acting commissioners, shall have been subscribed for, the said company shall, after due notice, proceed to elect five directors, who, with a President to be elected from their own

ers.

body, shall manage the affairs of said corporation, and may

hold their offices for the term of one year or until their successors shall be elected; should there be a less number of shares subscribed for than two thousand, the company when organized, may increase the same, in such manner as it may

deem
proper,

so as not to exceed the largest amount authorized; but nothing herein contained, shall be so construed as to authorize the said company to deal in Bills of Exchange, or to receive money on deposit, or to exercise privileges, or to incur liabilities, which are not by the common law, incident to manufacturing companies.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That a company Manchester be, and is bereby incorporated, under the name and Manufacturing

Company. style of the Manchester Manufacturing Company, and that A. B. Robertson, Andrew Hynes, C. Connor, William S. Waterson, Matt. Martin, Uriah Sherrill, and Thomas Powers, are hereby appointed commissioners to open books of subscription for said company, and said company shall be under the same rules and regulations, limitations and restrictions, as are provided for the Memphis Manufacturing Company.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, January 19, 1848.

CHAPTER LXXXVI.

An Act to allow and entitle the counties of Sevier and Campbell to have a

Director in the Branch of the Bank of Tennessee at Rogersville, and for

other purposes.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That hereafter the county of Se- County of Se

vier allowed a vier be allowed and entitled to have a Director in the

director. Branch of the Bank of Tennessee at Rogersville, who shall be appointed as other Directors are appointed, and that said Director have all the powers, privileges and immunities of other Bank Directors in said Bank, and that he be subject to the rules, regulations and restrictions that the other Directors in said Bank are subject to. Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That hereafter the county of

County of Campbell be allowed and entitled to have a Director in Campbell al

lowed a directhe Branch of the Bank of Tennessee, at Rogersville, tor.

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who shall be appointed as other Directors are appointed, and that said Director have all the powers, privileges and iminunities, of other Bank Directors in said Bank, and that he be subject to the same rules, regulations and restrictions that other Directors in said Bank are subject to.

Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That the portion of Haywood Part of Hay-county, which lies north of Forked-deer river, be, and wood county at the same is hereby attached to the Trenton Branch con Bank Dist. Bank District.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate.
Passed, January 25, 1848.

CHAPTER LXXXVII.

An Act to authorize the Trustees of Anderson Academy, in Cocke county,

to remove the Academy to Newport, the county seat.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the Trustees of Anderson Academy, in Cocke county, are hereby authorized to remove the Academy to Newport, or to within one mile of that place. Provided, They can procure a good right and title to an eligible site, convenient to good water, upon which to erect said Academy.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That so soon as the Trustees obtain a right and title, to a suitable site, they may proceed to remove said Academy from its present location, and are authorized to use a portion of the Academy fund for that purpose.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate.
Passed, January 26, 1848.

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