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Sec. 8. Be it enacted, That the Electors so elected shall meet in the City of Nashville, on the first Wednes- when & where day in December, one thousand eight hundred and fortyeight, and vote for President and Vice President of the United States, and make return thereof, agreeably to the laws of the United States, in that case made and provided; and each Elector shall be allowed four dollars for every twenty-five miles he shall necessarily travel, in going to and returning from the seat of Government, and four dollars per day, whilst attending at the same as electors, for which the Governor may issue his warrant to the Treasurer of this State.

SEC. 9. Be it enacted, That the Sheriff and Coroner, Sheriffs to adof each and every county in this State, shall advertise at vertise. the Court house, and in each civil district in their respective counties, the day on which said election of electors of President and Vice President shall take place, at least sixty days before the time appointed for holding said election.

Sec. 10. Be it enacted, That the qualified voters resi- New countios dent within any of the new counties, established by the to vote with General Assembly, shall vote in the counties from which which detacbthey have been detached respectively since 1840, ed. agreeably to the provisions of the tenth article, section five of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee.

Sec. 11. Be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Sheriff, Coroner, or other person holding said election, to appoint two Clerks, at each place of holding said election, in their respective counties, who shall take the same oath, as is provided by the laws of this State to be taken by the Clerks holding elections; and if the County Court shall neglect or omit to appoint Judges to hold said election, as provided in this act, it shall be the duty of the Sheriff, or other officer holding said election to appoint Judges, out of the by-standers at said election, to hold the same.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate.
Passed, January 17, 1848.

CHAPTER CII.

An Act to refund to Perry county, a portion of the School Fund, wrongfully

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Whereas, Under provisions of the act of 1844, chapter 159, and 1846, chapter 100, the county of Perry has been charged with principal of school fund, received under the act of 1831, chapter 16, from the Bank of the State of Tennessee, the sum of five thousand six hundred and twenty-nine dollars and eighty-three cents, and has been credited with all payments of school fund, principal and interest, since made to the superintendent of public instruction, the sum of four thousand ninetyseven dollars and two cents, leaving a balance of charge against said county of one thousand five hundred and thirty-two dollars and eighty-one cents, which balance has been retained by the State, out of the annual distributive school fund due to said county; and whereas, the sum of four hundred and ninety-seven dollars was in the month of September, 1839, forwarded by the agent of the state board of common school commissioners to the superintendent, in obedience to his order, but miscarried and never reached said superintendent, and the superintendent failed to credit to the county, Now therefore, that Perry county may not unjustly sustain this loss, over which she could have no control,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That in the next annual appropriation of school fund, the Treasurer of Tennessee, be and he is hereby required to set apart to Perry county according to the pro rata of common school fund due said county, in the year 1844, in addition to the proper distributive share of said fund according to scholastic population, the sum of four hundred and ninety-seven dollars, the amount unjustly withheld, to be paid to the County Trustee as other school monies are now paid by law, and such portion as shall be due to Decatur county since the division of Perry county shall be paid over by the Trụstee of Perry, to the Trustee of Decatur county forth with after the receipt thereof.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, January 29, 1848.

CHAPTER CIII.

An Act to amend the law establishing a county Academy, in the county of

Sevier, and for other purposes,

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That all laws heretofore passed requiring the county Academy in Sevier county, to be lo- repealed. cated within one mile of the county seat of said county, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That George McMahon, Daniel Commissioners Emert, John Walker, Robert H. Hodsden, John Mullendore, William Catlett, James Cummings. John W. Trundle, Allen S. Bryan, Alexander McCallie and Benjamin J. Tipton, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to select a suitable site on which to locate said Academy, which site may be at the town of Sevierville, but shall in no wise be located further from said town than two and one fourth miles, and it shall be the duty of said commissioners to locate said Academy as near said town of Sevierville, as a suitable site can be reasonably procured.

Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That the County Court of Ma- Marion county rion county, have full power and authority to grant the may

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privilege of building one or more free bridges across
Battle Creek in Marion county, under such restrictions
as they may think proper to prescribe.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, January 28, 1848.

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CHAPTER CIV.

An Act to incorporate the Trustees of an Academy in Hamilton county, to

be called the Chattanooga Seminary.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the

Incorparation. State of Tennessee, That H. W. VanAldenhoff, Presi

. dent, Robert M. Hook, William W. Anderson, Allen Kennedy, Milo Smith, Thomas McCallie, James A. Whiteside, John P. Long and John G. Glass, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate by the name of the "President and Trustees of the Chattanooga Seminary," and they shall have suc

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cession, and a common seal, and the said trustees and their successors, or the president and any Eve trustees, shall have and they are hereby vested with legal power and capacity to buy, receive, possess, alien, and dispose of, any property or inoney, for the use and benefit of said Institution; and may sue and be sued, commence and prosecute any legal proceeding, and have the same instituted against them in the most ample manner.

SEC. 2. Be it enacted, That the president of the SePowers of minary, with any five of the trustees who

may present at the Academy, shall be a board adequate to the transaction of business; and in the absence of the president, any five of the trustees, being convened on their own adjournment, may choose a Vice President to act during such absence; and the president or any trustee, shall have the right at any time to resign his office, by signifying such resignation to the board; and the board shall have power to remove from office the President, Vice President, or any trustee, when they may think proper, and to fill all vacancies which may occur in the board by removal, death, resignation or otherwise.

Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That the board shall have full point officer power to appoint a Secretary, Treasurer, Tutors and all

officers necessary for conducting the concerns of the
Academy, and to displace and supersede them at pleas-
ure; and they shall meet on their own adjournment, or at
the call of the President or Vice President, or any two
of the Trustees at the Academy, and they shall have
power to adopt any measure they may think proper to
advance the cause of literature at said Academy; and to
make any by-laws, rules and regulations relating to the
same, and the government thereof, and their own pro-
ceedings, as a majority of said board may deem right and
proper; Provided, they are not inconsistent with the con-
stitution and laws of the United States, or of the State
of Tennessee.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, January 17, 1848.

CHAPTER CV.

An Act to amend the act incorporating the town of Shelbyville.

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Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the Mayor and Aldermen of the town of Shelbyville, shall have the same power to tax corporation.

property, real, personal, and mixed, which is or may be included within the limits of the corporation of said town, as hereby extended and established under and by virtue of an act, passed in 1832, chap. 67, entitled "an act to extend the limits of the corporation of the town of Shelbyville;” and that said corporation of the town of Shelbyville, be subject to all liabilities and conditions, obligations, restrictions and immunities, in regard to streets, lanes, or alleys, within said limits, as are imposed and required by the act of 1819, chap. 16, entitled "an act to incorporate the inhabitants of the town of Shelbyville, in the county of Bedford,” within the limits of said corporation, as established by said act of 1819, chap. 16. Provided, That said Mayor and Aldermen shall not have the power to open streets, lanes and alleys without the consent of the owners of the real estate through, by or over which they are to pass.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That the middle of Duck river Boundaries. be the boundary of the corporation of said town of Shelbyville, from the point where the western boundary of said corporation strikes said river, up the same to the point where the southern boundary of said corporation leaves or strikes said river, or where said southern boundary ought to leave or strike said river, if run according to the provisions of said act of 1832, chap. 67.

Sec. 3. Be it enucted, That the 2d section of an act, passed on the 28th July, 1820, chap. 147, entitled “an act to regulate the corporation of the town of Murfreesborough," be and the same is hereby repealed.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate Passed, January 19, 1848.

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