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of non-residents, in the same manner that they are now applicable to the land of residents in every particular, save and except only that the lands of non-residents shall be advertised in the newspaper published in the town of Hickman, for at least sixty days before the day of any sale of such lands; and the cost of such advertisement shall be added to the sum to be made out of such lands, and collected by the sheriff, and by him paid to the publisher of such paper.

Approved February 25, 1854.

CHAPTER 296.

AN ACT to amend the act incorporating Mills Point Lodge No. 120, of
Free and Accepted Masons.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That an act, entitled, an act to incor porate Mills Point Lodge No. 120, of Free and Accepted Masons, approved January 7, 1852, be and the same is hereby so amended in the first section thereof as to read town of Hickman in "Fulton county," instead of "Hick man county."

Approved February 25, 1854.

CHAPTER 297.

AN ACT to amend an act authorizing the Oakland Plank Road Company to construct a branch road.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the first section of the act authorizing the Oakland Plank Road Company to construct a branch road, be amended by striking out the following words, viz: "The property holders through whose lands said branch road shall pass, granting said company the right of way the same width as said eleventh street," and inserting in lieu thereof the following, viz: "For the purpose of obtain ing the right of way for said branch road, the provisions contained in the original charter of said company shall be applicable."

Approved February 25, 1854.

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CHAPTER 298.

AN ACT to regulate voting in the Portland district.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonweall of Kentucky, That the voters of that portion of the Portland district now annexed to the city of Louisville shall vote with said city in general and municipal elections, their

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voting place to be the one now established by law in the town of Portland: Provided also, that the voters residing in the residue of said district, outside of the limits of said city, be allowed to vote at the house of David Blankenbaker, situated in said district, in Jefferson county: Provided further, the vote as recited in the first part of this act be enumerated with said city, and the votes in the last part of this act be counted with the vote of Jefferson county. Approved February 25, 1854.

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CHAPTER 299.

AN ACT to apportion the jail expenses between the city of Louisville and county of Jefferson.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the county of Jefferson shall defray one fourth of the jail expenses as now paid by said county and the city of Louisville, provided the said city shall pay the other three fourths of said expenses.

Approved February 25, 1854.

CHAPTER 300.

AN ACT regulating Coroners' inquests in the county of Jefferson and city of Louisville.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That all coroners' inquests held in the county of Jefferson, outside of the limits of the city of Louisville, shall be at the expense of said county: Provided, all coroners' inquests held in the limits of said city shall be at the expense of said city.

Approved February 25, 1854.

CHAPTER 301.

AN ACT authorizing changes of districts and places of voting in Ohio and
Muhlenburg counties.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the county courts of Ohio and Muhlenburg counties shall have power and it is hereby enjoined upon them, sixty days previous to the next August election, to make such changes in the boundaries of the respective magistrates' districts and places of voting therein, as may be deemed necessary in consequence of the establishment of the county of McLean.

Approved February 25, 1854.

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AN ACT to change the limits of the town of Hopkinsville. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That an act, entitled, an act to extend the limits of the town of Hopkinsville, approved February 4th, 1846, be so amended as to read, after the words "to a stake in D. S. Hay's field," thence south twenty-two degrees west, two hundred and forty poles, to a stake in F. C. Sharp's field; thence north sixty-eight degrees west, two hundred and thirty-six poles, to a stake in S. J. Hawkin's field, in the western boundary line of said town. Approved February 25, 1854.

CHAPTER 303.

AN ACT to change the state road in Graves county.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the alteration in the state road leading from Canton, on the Cumberland river, to Hickman, on the Mississippi river, made by Hinton George and John A. Pirtle, in Graves county, be and the same is here. by legalized.

Approved February 25, 1854.

Corporate name and powers.

CHAPTER 305.

AN ACT incorporating the Green River College. WHEREAS, it is represented to the present general assem bly of the commonwealth of Kentucky that four associa tions of United Baptists, to-wit: Liberty Association, Freedom Association, Barren River Association, and Bays Fork Association, located in the counties of Barren, Warren, Allen, Edmonson, Butler, Hart, Monroe, Cumberland, and Clinton, have formed themselves into a society for educa tional purposes. Therefore,

§ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Common wealth of Kentucky, That John Burnam, Isaac Newland, James G. Hardy, James W. Scrivner, R. P. Collins, Clement Davis, Rice Maxey, Radford J. Maxey, Samuel Sears, and J. W. Henderson, be and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic; they and their successors in office to be known by the name and style of the Trustees of Green River College; and by that name to have perpetual succession; to have and use a common seal, the same to alter or change from time to time, or use their pri vate seal, as they may think proper; to sue or be sued, plead or be impleaded, in any court either in law or equity The said trustees to hold their offices two years, and until

their successors shall be appointed, as hereinafter provided for.

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Trustees, how

Privileges of

§ 2. That the successors to said trustees, and their successors, shall be appointed every two years, by the associ- appointed. ations, at their regular meetings, in the following proportions, that is to say-three to be appointed by Liberty Association; three by Barren River Association; two by Freedom Association; and two by Bays Fork Association -to continue in office until their successors are appointed. § 3. That said trustees, in their corporate capacity, and their successors in office, are hereby vested with full power to receive by deed, devise, or in any other manner, any money or property, either real or personal, and the same to hold or dispose of, for the use of said Green River College: Provided, that real estate so held shall not, at any time, exceed fifty thousand dollars: And provided further, that such bequests or donations shall be held or used in such manner as may be directed by the devisor or donor.

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Powers of trus tees.

§ 4. That the board of trustees shall have power to pass =by-laws for their government and the government of the college, as to them shall seem right, not inconsistent with this act, and the constitution and laws of this state, and the constitution and laws of the United States, and the same to alter or amend. They shall have power to locate said college, and to make contracts for land and the erection of suitable buildings; to employ competent professors and teachers for said college, and to remove the said professors or teachers when in their opinion the interest of the college shall require it: Provided, that the college College to be shall be located in the county of Barren, and at the most eligible site therefor in said county that can be procured: And provided further, that a majority of the trustees shall concur in making or amending the by-laws, and in purchasing the land and locating the college, and in making contracts for the erection of suitable buildings, and employing professors and teachers, and in removing the same. § 5. That the board of trustees shall elect from their own body a chairman, who shall preside over the delibera- trustees. tions of the board, decide points of order, and, in case of a tie on any question, shall give the casting vote.

located in Barren county.

Chairman of

§ 6. The chairman shall have power to call a meeting His powers. of the board when in his opinion the interest of the board shall require it. Any two members of the board may call a board in the absence of the chairman, or upon his fail

ure to attend to the interest of the college.

Record of their

§ 7. The board of trustees shall keep a fair record of their proceedings, subject to the inspection of the associa- acts to be kept. tions, or of a committee appointed by an association, and shall report to the associations at their annual meetings in every year.

8. That the trustees shall have power to confer literary honors, degrees, and diplomas upon the graduates of

May confer lit. erary honor.

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the college, as in the opinion of the professors shall be deserving, as well as upon other persons.

§ 9. That the trustees in office shall have power to fill Vacancies, how vacancies in the board until the next meeting of the association in which the vacancy occurred. Four members of the board, the chairman being one of them, shall be a quorum to do all other business than that in which it is herein required that a majority shall concur.

10. The legislature reserves to itself the power to alter or amend this charter, but in no case shall it divest the institution of its property, or any part thereof.

Approved February 25, 1854.

CHAPTER 308.

AN ACT to establish an additional voting place in the town of Allensville, in Todd county.

§1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That an additional voting place is hereby established in the town of Allensville, Todd county, in district No. 6 in said county.

§ 2. That the voting place in said town shall be at the office now occupied by R. E. Bibb, until otherwise altered by law.

§ 3. That it shall be the duty of the county judge of said county to appoint judges and other officers to conduct the elections at said voting place, as he is required by law to do for other voting places in said county, and that the officers holding elections at said voting place shall be gov erned in all respects by the law now in force in this com monwealth applicable to officers conducting elections in the respective districts in said county.

Approved February 25, 1854.

CHAPTER 310.

AN ACT to exclude certain land from the limits of Hopkinsville. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That from and after the passage of this act the land owned by Isaac Landes, lying on the Clarksville road, south of the city of Hopkinsville, shall be excluded from the corporate limits of said city.

Approved February 25, 1854.

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