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cess or notice on said trustees shall be sufficient notice to said corporation.

§3. The legislature reserves to itself the right to change, alter, or modify, or amend the same at pleasure.

Approved January 17, 1854.

CHAPTER 50.

AN ACT to incorporate the Central Kentucky Agricultural and Mechani cal Association.

WHEREAS, it is represented to the general assembly that citizens of the county of Boyle and adjoining counties, are anxious to create an association for the purpose of improvement in agriculture and the mechanic arts, and have petitioned for an act of incorporation. Therefore,

§ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That Abram I. Caldwell, W. L. Tarkington, A. G. Talbott, Joseph Helm, Clifton Rodes, A. D. Myer, J. S. Hopkins, J. P. Fisher, J. B. Akin, D. W. Jones, Tho. W. Varnon, George Carpenter, W. C. Nichols, Wm. Whitley, Wm. A. Cook, Dr. John A. Tomlinson, William Thompson, F. B. Kinkead, William J. Morberly, John B. Bowman, James McAfee, John S. Hoskins, G. J. Salter, James Beasley, H. Z. Perkins, John Dinwiddie, W. H. Paxton, Robert McChord, and Dr. J. C. Maxwell, and such other persons as may choose to associate with them, be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, with perpetual succession, under the name and style of the Style of incor. "Central Kentucky Agricultual and Mechanical Associa tion;" and by that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, in all courts of law or equity; and shall be capable of acquiring, by purchase or otherwise, any quantity of land in the county of Boyle, in the neighborhood of Danville, not less than ten nor exceeding fifty acres, and may improve, sell, and conMay hold real vey the same, or any part thereof, at pleasure; and may estate, and to acquire, hold and dispose of such personal estate as the president and directors of said association may deem necessary and proper. The said association may adopt and use a corporate seal, or may use the private seal of its president for the time being.

poration.

&c.

Power to sue,

what extent.

Books to open for subscription

of stock.

§2. The capital stock of said association shall be divid ed into shares of twenty-five dollars each, to be subscribed for and taken agreeably to such rules and regulations as the corporation may direct. Any five of the persons before named are authorized to open books for the subscription of stock in said corporation, at any time and place they may designate; and so soon as, in their judgment, sufficient stock is subscribed for to meet the objects and purposes of the said association, they may call a meeting

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of the subscribers who are shareholders, at Danville, after having given notice in person to each subscriber, or by to publication in the Kentucky Tribune, or any other paper published in Danville, at least ten days previous thereto, of the time and place of such meeting; at which time the subscribers then present shall proceed to the election of a president and eight directors of said association, each of where. whom shall be a shareholder therein, and such other officers as to them may seem necessary.

§ 3. The president and directors so chosen shall continue in office until the second Saturday of May then next ensuing, and until their successors are chosen and enter upon the duties of their office, at which time, and annually thereafter, an election of president and directors shall be had by the shareholders of said association, unless the members of said association shall by resolution fix upon a different day; and they may at their annual election increase or diminish the number of directors, as to them may seem best.

§ 4. The prudential, fiscal, and other concerns of said association, together with all its estate of every kind, shall be under the control and management of the president and directors thereof, and they shall have the power to appoint a treasurer and secretary, and such other inferior officers as they may deem necessary in carrying out the purposes of said association; and they may require of such inferior officers, or either of them, so elected, bond with good security, payable to themselves, for the faithful discharge of their duties. The president and directors E shall have power to make such regulations and by-laws, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this commonwealth, as in their opinion may contribute to the good order and management of said association, and enforce the same, and from time to time may alter, repeal, or modify them as they may think proper. They shall have the power to contract and be contracted with, in their corporate name, and to do any and every other act, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this commonwealth, which in their opinion will contribute to the advancement of the objects of the association.

5. A majority of the directors of the association, together with the president, shall be a quorum for the transaction of business, unless the association shall fix upon and require a different number.

§6. The said association, in its corporate capacity, with all the estate belonging thereto, shall be liable for any debts contracted by it, or by its authority.

President and directors chosen, when and

How long to hold office.

President, &c. to manage al

fairs of the com

pany.

May make by. laws, &c.

Power to coutract, &c.

Shall be liable for its debts.

Spirituous liquors forbidden

§7. That no spirituous liquors shall, directly or indirectly, during the continuance of any fair of said association, at fairs. be sold upon the premises used for such fair, nor shall any such liquor, during any such time, be sold either directly or indirectly upon any lot or lane, road or street, adjoining

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How fines may

violations rules, &c.

of

or within one half a mile of the same, under the penalty of twenty dollars for each and every such offense, to be be imposed for recovered, together with costs, by warrant before the police judge of the town of Danville, or before any jus tice of the peace of Boyle county; and each separate act of selling shall be a distinct offense. Any county other than the county of Boyle which by its citizens shall subscribe as much as twenty shares to the capital stock of this association, shall, by its subscribers, at the annual election, elect and appoint one director of this association, and one for each additional subscription of twenty shares. Approved January 17, 1854.

CHAPTER 51.

AN ACT to incorporate the Southwestern Agricultural and Mechanical

Association.

WHEREAS, divers persons of the county of Jefferson and elsewhere in this commonwealth, have organized an association under the name and style of the Southwestern Ag ricultural and Mechanical Association, for the purpose of promoting improvements in all the various departments of agriculture, including not only the great staples of indus try and trade, but also fruits, vegetables, and ornamental gardening, the promotion of the mechanic arts in all their branches, the improvement of the race of all useful and domestic animals, the general advancement of rural econ omy and household manufactures, and the dissemination of useful knowledge upon those subjects, and for that pur pose have adopted a constitution and by-laws, and chosen a president and ten directors to control and manage the affairs thereof, and desire an act of incorporation thereof.

§ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That said association be and it is hereby created a body politic and corporate, with perpetual succession, under the name and style of the Southwestern Agricultural and Mechanical Association, and by that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, in all courts of law or equity, and shall be capable of acquiring by purchase or otherwise, any quantity of land not exceeding one hundred acres, and may im prove the same, or any part thereof, at pleasure; and may acquire, hold and dispose of such personal estate as the president and directors of said association may deem necessary and proper. The said association may adopt and use a corporate seal, or may use the seal of the president for the time being.

§ 2. That the president and directors already chosen as aforesaid, shall continue in office until the first day of May,

1854, and until their successors are duly elected and quali fied; an election, however, of a president and ten directors shall be had on the first day of May, 1854, by the qualified members of said association, and annually thereafter, unless the members of said association at said annual election shail by resolution fix upon a different day, and they may at their annual election reduce the number of directors.

§3. The prudential, fiscal, and other concerns of said association, together with all its estate of every kind, shall be under the control and management of the president and directors aforsaid, and they shall have power to appoint a treasurer and secretary, and such other inferior officers as they may deem necessary in carrying out the purposes of said association; and they may require of such inferior officers, or either of them, so elected, bond with good security for the faithful discharge of his or their duty. Said president and directors shall have power to make such regulations and by-laws, not inconsistent with the laws and constitution of this commonwealth, as in their opinion may contribute to the good order and management of said association, and may from time to time modify and repeal the same at their pleasure. They shall have power to contract and be contracted with in their corporate name, and do any and every other act, not inconsistent with the constiution and laws of this commonwealth, which in their opinion will contribute to advance the objects of said association.

§ 4. Any five members of the directors, together with the president, shall be a quorum for the transaction of business, unless the association shall fix on and require a different number.

5. That said association shall in its corporate capacity, with all the estate belonging thereto, be liable for any debts before contracted by it, or by its authority, as fully as though the same had been contracted since the passage of this act.

Approved January 17, 1854.

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CHAPTER 53.

AN ACT to increase the capital stock of the Lexington Gas Company. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the capital stock of the Lexington Gas Company shall be increased to fifty thousand dollars, divided into shares of fifty dollars each, to be subscribed in such amounts and at such time as the majority in amount of the stockholders shall determine.

Approved January 17, 1854, .

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and powers.

CHAPTER 55.

AN ACT to incorporate Albany Lodge No. 206, of Clinton county. § 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the members of Albany Lodge No. 206, in Albany, Clinton county, of free and accepted masons, be and they are hereby created a body politic and Corporate name corporate, by the name and style of "Albany Lodge No. 206," with perpetual succession; and by that name shall be capable of contracting and being contracted with, of suing and being sued, of purchasing and holding all such real and personal estate as may be required for the use and accommodation of said lodge; to receive all necessary conveyances; to sell, convey, and dispose of all such real and personal estate as they may now have or hereafter acquire: Provided, the amount vested in real estate, exclusive of buildings thereon, shall at no time exceed ten thousand dollars.

vided.

§ 2. That the management of the concerns of said corTrustees pro poration shall be and is hereby confided to Rice Maxey, William Bramlette, and Samuel Bell Maxey, master and wardens of said lodge, and their successors in office, as trustees thereof, who, or a majority of them, shall have full power to make all contracts pertaining to the real or personal estate, in any respect, either in purchasing, building, renting or for any other purpose, which shall be binding and obligatory upon said lodge, when made in pursu ance of the rules, by-laws, and instructions of said lodge; and service of process on any of said trustees shall be sufficient notice to said corporation.

laws.

§3. That said lodge may at any time pass such by-laws, May pass by rules, and regulations, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state, as may be necessary for the protection, management, and safe keeping of the property of said lodge.

§ 4. The general assembly reserves the right to change, alter, or amend this act at pleasure.

Approved January 17, 1854.

CHAPTER 56.

AN ACT to incorporate the Winchester Cemetery Company. §1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That Francis B. Moss, Henry G. Poston, Warren Frazer, John Clinkenbeard, Josiah A. Jackson, Lewis Hampton, John Catherwood, and A. H. Buckner, and their associates, be and they are hereby made a body politic and corporate in law, ander the name and Style of incor style of the "Winchester Cemetery Company," and by that name said company shall have perpetual succession, and shall be able and capable in law to have and use a com

poration.

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