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for said corpportion to bave, hold, and purchase all such May hold real real estate, as may be necessary for toll gates and for estate. other purposes contemplated in this act, and to enter upon and possess

the same. Sec. 10. Be it enacted, That said company shall have all the rights, benefits, and privileges that are by law conferred on the said Columbia Central turnpike company.

Sec. 11. Be it enacted, That if said company shall Charter--how fail or refuse to comply with the provisions of this act, in completing said road, and keeping the same in good repair, for the whole term of ninety-nine years, then

and in that case their charter shall be forfeited.

SEC. 12. Be it further enacted, That the said Indian Creek Turnpike Company, when fully organized, shall have the benefit of the old road now running from Waynesborough to Savannah.

SEC. 13. Be it enacted, That the commissioners shall Who exempt have a discretionary power to grade said road to any

from tolls. width they may choose, between eighteen and twentyfour feet; and all neighborhood travelling for neighborhoods purpose, shall be exempt from paying toll.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, December 22, 1847.

CHAPTER XLV.

An Act for the protection of Public Buildings.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That to cut, write upon, deface, disfigure, or damage any part or appurtenance of the State House, or any other building belonging to the State, or of a court house, or any other building belonging to any of the counties in this State, shall be a misdemeanor, punishable by fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding ten days, or by both fine and imprisonment, within said limits.

SEC. 2. Be it enacted, That the Foreman, or any of Who may ar the free white workmen engaged in the erection of the rest offenders. State House, or the person who shall be assigned to keep the same after completion, or any official occupant

of that, or any other building, belonging to the State, or to any of the counties in this State, shall arrest any person found committing this offence, and carry such offender before a Justice of the Peace of the county; or any of said persons, or any citizen may complain to a Justice of the Peace, and demand a warrant for the arrest of such offender.

Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That when brought before a Offenders, Justice of the Peace the accused may plead guilty, and how proceeded! against. in such case, may be fined or imprisoned, or both, at the

discretion of the Justice within said limits; but if the accused refuse to plead guilty, the Justice shall examine the case, and shall discharge the accused, or bail, or commit him to appear in the Criminal or Circuit Court of the county, to answer said charge, and shall file the papers in the Clerk's office of said court.

SEC. 4. Be it enacted, That the Attorney General, on finding such papers in the office of the Clerk, shall file an indictment ex officio, and without a prosecutor.

Sec. 5. Be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of grand jurors to make presentment of this offence, when it comes within the knowledge of any one of them; and the Circuit and Criminal Judges of the State shall give this act in charge to the grand juries.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, January 11, 1948.

CHAPTER XLVI.

An Act authorising the County Courts to appoint Commissioners to contract

for the making of county plans, and for other purposes.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commissioners Stute of Tennessee, That the several County Courts in to contract for this State, lying south and west of the congressional making map. reservation line, shall have the power, at their April

term 1848, or at some quarterly term thereafter, a majority of all the Justices being present, to appoint three commissioners, whose duty it shall be to contract with and employ the Entry Taker, or some other person who is fully competent, to make out a complete map or plan from the Surveyor's and Entry Taker's books, fairly re

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presenting all the entries heretofore made in their couniy; and such person, so employed, shall have access to all the books and papers in the offices of the Entry Taker and Surveyor, necessary for the completion of

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That where a map or plan has Comissionheretofore been made, it shall be the duty of said com-ers to examine missioners to examine the same, and if they shall find map. said map correct, fairly representing all the entries in their county, then, and in that case, it shall not be necessary to contract for the making of another.

Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of Duties of En the Entry Taker, in each county in this State, south and try-Taker. west of the congressional reservation line, to bave entered on said plan, all the entries that may hereafter be made in his county, and shall report from year to year, to the Revenue Collector of his county, the amount of all the lands held by grant or entry in his county.

Sec. 4. Be it enacted, That said commissioners shall decide the scale by which said plan shall be made, not make appropriexceeding two hundred poles per inch; and after said plan shall have been completed, it shall be the duty of said commissioners to examine said plan; and if it be made agreeable to contract, said commissioners shall report the same to the County Court; and said court shall appropriate to the person making said plan, the amount agreed upon, out of any money in the county treasury, not otherwise appropriated; and may from time to time, make such appropriations as will be reasonable compensation to said commissioners for the services they are required to perform by the provisions of

SEC. 5. Be it enacted, That in all cases where any Entry authorperson or persons had entered his, her or their bid for ized on payany of the vacant and unappropriated lands lying south and west of the congressional reservation line, and had paid in their money on said bid, under the provisions of an act, passed November 17th, 1845; and where the sales had not taken place, under the provisions of said act, previous to the passage of the act, passed 2nd day of November, 1847, then and in such case, it shall be the duty of the several Entry Takers, so receiving such money, on such bid, to record the entry in the name of the person or persons so depositing their money, in pursuance of the act aforesaid, without any sale thereof, but strictly under the provisions of the act passed the 2nd day of November, 1847, such Entry Taker first retaining a sum sufficient to cover the fees of procuring a grant, and the balance, if any, to pay over to the person

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or persons paying the same into the office as aforesaid.

SEC. 6. Be it enacted, That the sixth section of the Resurveys act, passed 2nd day of November, 1847, be so conordered. strued as to authorize the Entry Takers of the different

counties south and west of the congressional reservation
line, to order resurveys, in cases where it shall appear to
such Entry Taker, that the surveys heretofore made do
not sufficiently describe the landsintended to be entered.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatiies.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, December 30, 1847.

CHAPTER XLVII.

An Act to incorporate the Franklin Female Institute in the county of Wil

liamson.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Incorporation, the State of Tennessee, That the subscribers for stock in

the Female Academy, in the town of Franklin, their successors and assigns, be, and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of the Franklin Female Institute; and shall be capable, in that name, to purchase, receive, and hold any property, real, personal or mixed, which may be given, granted, sold, conveyed, or devised to them for the use and benefit of the Academy, and to use and dispose of the same, as they may think best for the benefit thereof; and by the name aforesaid to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any court of law or equity.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That William Maney, Meredith Corporators P. Gentry, Richard Alexander, William O. N. Perkins, --their powers R. C. Foster, Lemuel B. McConnico, John H. Otey,

Richard A. Graham, Tilman F. Atkinson, Abram P. Maury, Mark Andrews, and William Park and their successors, shall be the managers of said Institution; and they shall have power to hold meetings, at such time and place, as they may see proper; to make by-laws, and do all other acts consistent with their duties as such managers; vacancies in their body, caused by death, resignation, or otherwise, shall be filled by the stockholders from among themselves, by election; and in default of such election, then such vacancies shall be filled by the remaining managers from among the stockholders.

Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That said corporation shall be governed in all things, not herein expressed, by the constitution, and such by-laws, rules and regulations as the managers may from time to time adopt.

Sec. 4. Be it enacted, That no stockholder shall be held liable for any sum of money beyond the amount of bis subscription, nor shall the association have power to bind him for a larger sum.

F. BUCHANAN,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

J. M. ANDERSON,

Speaker of the Senate. Passed, December 29, 1847.

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do Act to establish the Memphis Institute for the public and private inculca

tion and diffusion of the Arts and Sciences.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That there shall be hereby estab- Incorporation. lished, in the city of Memphis, and State of Tennessee, an Institution, to be styled and known as the “Memphis Institute,” for the public and private inculcation and diffusion of the Arts and Sciences.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the "Memphis Institute” shall consist of a public and private department, and that each of thein shall be divided and subdivided as may best comport with the public and private wants of society; and in such a manner as to embrace any one science or art, or any division or combination of them.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the “Memphis Institute" shall be under the government of twelve Trustees. trustees, one half of whom shall be annually changed; but those who shall be removed by this act, shall be eligible to re-election. ŠEc. 4. Be it further enacted, That the first board of

First board trustees shall consist of the following gentlemen, viz: and time Jeptha Fowlks, J. A. Wilson, P. G. Gaines, Joseph S. meeting. Watkins, William Connell, William Clark, Henry W. Anderson, Wm. Hill, W. A. Bickford, Sterling Fowlks, E. W. M. King, J. T. Trezvant, who shall have their first meeting on the first Wednesday of January succeeding the passage of this act, and shall organize for

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