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without right as aforesaid. And every such patentee, his statement ef the expenditures and payments by him made executors, administrators, and assigns, whether of the whole from said fund; and it shall also be his duty to lay before or of a sectional interest therein, shall be entitled to main- Congress, in the month of January, annually, a list of all tain a suit at law or in equity on such patent for any in- patents which shall have been granted during the preceding fringement of such part of the invention or discovery as shall year, designating, under proper heads, the subjects of such be bona fide his own as aforesaid, notwithstanding the spe- patents, and furnishing an alphabetical list of the patentees, cification may embrace more than he shall have any legal | with their places of residence; and he shall also furnish a right to claim. But, in every such case in which a judg- list of all patents which shall have become public property ment or verdict shall be rendered for the plaintiff, he shall during the same period; together with such other informanot be entitled to recover costs against the defendant, un tion of the state and condition of the Patent Office, as may less he shall have entered at the Patent Office, prior to the be useful to Congress or to the public. commencement of the suit, a disclaimer of all that part of Approved March 3, 1837. the thing patented which was so claimed without right: Provided, however, That no person bringing any such suit! AN ACT to provide for continuing the construction, and shall be entitled to the benefits of the provisions contained for the repair of certain roads, and for other purposes, in this section who shall have unreasonably neglected or during the year eighteen hundred and thirty-seven. delayed to enter at the Patent Office a disclaimer as afore Be it enacted, fc., That the sum of one hundred and said.
ninety thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, approSec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the Commis- priated for the purpose of continuing the Cumberland road sioner is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint agents in the State of Ohio; that the sum of one hundred thousand in not exceeding twenty of the principal cities or towns in dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, for the purthe United States, as may best accommodate the different pose of continuing the Cumberland road in the State of Insections of the country, for the purpose of receiving and for- diana; and the sum of one hundred thousand dollars be, and warding to the Patent Office all such models, specimens of the same is hereby appropriated, for the purpose of continuingredients, and manufactures, as shall be intended to be ing the Cumberland road in the State of Illinois: Provided, patented or deposited therein, the transportation of the same That said road within the State of Illinois shall not be to be chargeable to the patent fund.
stoned or gravelled, unless it can be done at a cost not Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That, instead of one greater than the average cost of stoning or gravelling said examining clerk, as provided by the second section of the road within the States of Ohio and Indiana; which sums act to which this is additional, there shall be appointed, in shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury not othermanner therein provided, two examining clerks, each to wise appropriated: Provided, That in all cases where it can receive an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars; and, al- l be done, it shall be the duty of the superintending officers, so, an additional copying clerk, at an annual salary of eight to cause the work on said road to be laid off
' in sections, and hundred dollars. And the Commissioner is also authorized let out to the lowest substantial bidder, after due notice. to employ, from time to time, as many temporary clerks as Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the second may be necessary to execute the copying and draughting section of an act for the continuation of the Cumberland required by the first section of this act, and to examine and road in the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, approved compare records with the originals, who shall receive not the second day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, excceding seven cents for every page of one hundred words, shall not be applicable to expenditures hereafter to be niade and for drawings and comparison of records with originals, on said road. such reasonable compensation as shall be agreed upon or
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the following prescribed by the Commissioner.
sums be and the same are hereby appropriated, to be paid Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That, whenever the out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriapplication of any foreigner for a patent shall be rejected ated, to wit: For the repairs of the Cumberland road east of and withdrawn for want of novelty in the invention, pur- the Ohio river, seven thousand one hundred and eightysuant to the seventh section of the act to which this is addi- three dollars and sixty-three cents; tional, the certificate thereof of the Commissioner shall be For continuing the construction of the road from the a sufficient warrant to the Treasurer to pay back to such northern boundary of the Territory of Florida, by Marianna applicant two-thirds of the duty he shall have paid into the to Appalachicola, twenty thousand three hundred and thirTreasury on account of such application.
teen dollars; Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That in all cases in For defraying the expenses incidental to making examinwhich an oath is required by this act, or by the act to which ations and surveys under the act of the thirteenth of April, this is additional, if the person of whom it is required shall eighteen hundred and twenty-four, and forgeological and minbe conscientiously scrupulous of taking an oath, affirmation eralogical surveys and researches in the Indian country, on may be substituted therefor.
the public lands, and in the territories of the United States, Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That all moneys thirty thousand dollars; paid into the Treasury of the United States for patents and For surveys of a military character, and for the defences for fees for copies furnished by the Superintendent of the of the Atlantic and Western frontiers, fifteen thousand dolPatent Office prior to the passage of the act to which this is lars. additional, shall be carried to the credit of the patent fund Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the several sums created by said act; and the moneys constituting said fund hereby appropriated for the construction of the Cumberland shall be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for the pay-road in the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, shall be ment of the salaries of the officers and clerks provided for by replaced by said States respectively, out of the funds reservsaid act, and all other expenses of the Patent Office, inclu- ed to each for laying out and making roads under the direcding all the expenditures provided for by this act; and, also, tion of Congress, by the several acts passed for the admisfor such other purposes as are or may be hereafter specially sion of said States into the Union on an equal footing with provided for by law. And the Commissioner is hereby au. the original States. thorized to draw upon said fund, from time to time, for such Approved March 3, 1837. sums as shall be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act, governed, however, by the several limitations AN ACT for the relief of Abigail Appleton. herein contained. And it shall be his duty to lay before Be it enacted, de., That the pension heretofore granted Congress, in the month of January, annually, a detailed | by law to Abigail Appleton, the widow of Daniel Appleton,
pursuant to the provisions of the act entitled “ An act in shall cease and determine and be of no effect, unless the addition to an act giving pensions to the orphans and widows said road be commenced and completed within the periods of persons slain in the public or private armed vessels of the fixed by the charter of said company; and, if the said road United States," and the act to which the same is an addi- shall be, at any time after its completion, or during the tion, subject to the conditions and limitations therein con- time of its construction, discontinued or abandoned by said tained, be, and the same is hereby, renewed and continued company, the grants and privileges hereby made and allowfor an additional term of five years, to commence fro the : ed shall cease and determine and be of no effect. third day of September, one thousand eight hundred and
Approved March 3, 1837. thirty-four, subject to the conditions and limitations aforesaid.
AN ACT granting a pension to William C. Beard, late a Approved March 3, 1837.
captain in the United States army.
Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of War be, and AN ACT for the relief of John Jeffers.
he is hereby, directed to place the name of Willliam C. Be it enacted, c., That John Jeffers be, and he is here- Beard, late a captain in the United States army, on the by, authorized to surrender the certificate which heretofore invalid pension-roll, at the rate of seventeen dollars per issued from the land office at Huntsville, Alabama, to John month, to commence on the first of January, one thousand Sharpe, and which was assigned to said Jeffers by Dixon eight hundred and thirty-five. Stanbach, as administrator of Stephen Heard, for the north Approved March 3, 1837. west quarter of section twenty-eight, township six, range two, west of the basis meridian of said land district; and AN ACT further to amend the act incorporating the Chesupon such surrender of said certificate, and filing his relin
apeake and Ohio Canal Company. quishment in said land office, the said John Jeffers shall be Be it enacted, &c., That the act of the General Assementitled 10 a certificate from the register and receiver of said bly of Virginia, entitled “ An act further to amend the act land office for the amount which has been paid on said incorporating the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company,” lands, which shall be received in said office in payment for passed the twenty-seventh day of February, eigeteen hunany lands subject to entry in that land district.
dred and twenty-nine, be, and the same is hereby assented Approved March 3, 1837.
to and approved.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any person AN ACT to grant the Atchafalaya Railroad and Banking or persons shall, within the District of Columbia, wickedly
Company the right of way through the public lands of or maliciously do injury to the Chesapeake and Ohio cathe United States.
nal, its embankments, walls, moles, tow-paths, bridges, culBe it enacted, fc., That there be, and is hereby grant- verts, drains, or to any part necessary to the uses and pured to the Atchafalaya Railroad and Banking Company, a poses of said canal, he, she, or they, shall be liable to a corporation created by the Legislature of the State of Lou- fine of not less than five or more than fifty dollars, to be isiana, the right of way through such portions of the public recovered before any justice of the peace of the District of land as the road or roads of said company is authorized by Columbia; and any such justice may, on his own view, or its charter to construct, shall pass: Provided, That the por- on application verified by affidavit, to said justice made, tion of the public land occupied thereby shall not exceed issue his warrant, describing the injury commiited; and upeighty feet in width.
on conviction, the said justice shall have authority to coinSec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the route of mit the offender to close jail, without bail or mainprise, said road and its branches, shall, at the expense of the until said fine and costs be paid, or until said defendant be aforesaid company, be surveyed and designated through the discharged by due course of law: Provided, howerer, That public lands by plain marks or monuments, and copies of nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to the field-notes, with plat or plats of lands, and a de prevent said canal company from recovering damages from scription of the said land-marks or monuments, and their any person or persons who may cominit any of the tressconnexion with the previous official surveys of the adjacent passes aforesaid. lands, shall be returned to the office of the Surveyor Gen
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all condemnaeral of the State of Louisiana, and to the General Land tions of land for the use and purposes of said canal comOffice in Washington, within sixty days after the said sur- pany, which have heretofore been made by the marshal of reys or plats are completed, and which shall be within one said District, or any lawful deputy mashhal, shall be as year from the date of the passage of this act.
valid as though the saine had been situated in the State of Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That for such de Maryland, and had been condemned in pursuance of the pots, watering-places, and workshops, as may be essential laws of said State, through the action and agency of a to the convenient use of said roud, there is also granted to sheriff' of any of the counties of said State. said company such portion of the public land as they may By the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pirunder like restrictions and conditions, select, on either or each side of said road: Provided, That not more than four
ginia. acres, to be laid off in a square form, shall be selected for An act further to amend the act incorporating the Chesasuch use or purpose at any one place, and not more than peake and Ohio Canal Company, passed February twenone such square shall be granted for every ten miles of the ty-seventh, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine. said road or its branches lying within the pulic lands; which Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That the Chesselections shall be surveyed and returned in the manner, apeake and Ohio Canal Company be, and they are hereby aforesaid, and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury empowered, whenever it shall be, in the judgment of the for the time being.
president and directors thereof, expedient, in lieu of hridges Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That so long as the to substitnte boais, properly fitted, for the transportation of public land in the vicinity of said road and its branches persons, wagons, and carriages, of every description, across shall remain unsold, the said company shall have permission the canal, whenever a public or private road shall render a to take therefrom such materials of earth, stone, or wood, bridge or ferry necessary, and such road cannot convenientas may be necessary for the construction of said road. ly be conducted under the canal.
Sec. 5. And be it further enactsd, That the grants here Be it further enacted, That the said president and di. in contained, as well the use of the public lands, as of the rectors, acting in behalf of the said company, and with the materials for the construction of said road and its branches, i consent and approbation thereof, expressed at some general
meeting thereof, in which a majority in interest of said arrears due him for his pension since he was last paid, stock is represented, may sell, let, or otherwise dispose of, and that he be paid for and during his natural life a penany surplus water in any part of the said canal, or of any sion at the rate of eighty dollars per annum. feeder or reservoir thereof, if they shall be of opinion that Approved March 3, 1837. no injury will result therefrom to the navigation of the canal.
AN ACT for the relief of David Kilbourn. Be it further enacted, That whenever it may be neces Be it enacted, fc., That the Secretary of the Treasury sary to form heavy embankments, piers, or motes, at the be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to pay, out mouths of creeks, or along the river shore, for basins and of any money not otherwise appropriated, to David Kilother purposes, and the president and directors may deem bourn, of the county of Oswego, in the State of New York, it expedient to give a greater strength to the same, by the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, for loss of widening them, and constructing them of the most solid property he sustained in consequence of services rendered materials, the ground so formed for such useful pur- by him to the United States on the Northern frontier during puse may by them, when so improved, be sold out, or let the late war with Great Britain. for terms of years, as they may deem most expedient for Approved March 3, 1837. the company, on such conditions as may direct the appli. cation of the proceeds thereof to useful purposes, and at the AN ACT for the relief of Ebenezer Breed. same time repay the necessary expense of the formation of Be it enacted, 8c., That the Secretary of the Treasury such embankments, piers, or moles: Provided, That this be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay to Ebenezer Breed, power shall in no case be exercised so as to injure the nav- merchant, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise igation of the canal.
appropriated, the amount of duties paid on twenty-one This act shall be in force, so far as relates to the eastern thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven gallons of wine, section of the canal, on its receiving the assent of the Le- imported in the brig Gazelle, on the first day of August, in gislature of Maryland, and of the Congress of the United the year eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, into the port States, and shall be valid as relates to both sections, on its of Boston and Charlestown, which wine was destroyed by receiving the further assent of the Legislature of Pennsyl. fire while in the custody of the customs: Provided, That vania.
the Secretary of the Treasury be furnished with satisfactory Approved March 3, 1837.
proof that said goods were so destroyed by fire, and were
not insured. AN ACT to authorize the New Orleans and Carrolton Approved March 3, 1837.
Railroad Company to nstruct a railroad from Carrolton to the town of Bayou Sara, in the State of Louisiana. AN ACT to amend the charter of the Potomac Fire Insu. Be it enacted, &c., That there be, and is hereby, grant
rance Company of Georgetown. ed to the New Orleans and Carrolton Railroad Company, Be it enacted, fc., That the name and style of the said incorporated by the Legislature of Louisiana, the right of company shall hereafter be the “Potomac Insurance Comway through such portion of the public lands remaining pany of Georgetown:" and in addition to the powers, privunsold, for the extension of their railroad from Carrolton ileges, and immunities granted to the said company in and to the town of Bayou Sara, in the said State: Provided, by their original act of incorporation, the said company shall That the portion of the public lands occupied therefor, shall have full power and authority to make insurance on vessels, not exceed eighty feet in breadth; that the route of the said merchandise, freights, and all other interests in or touching road shall be designated and marked on the ground by property at sea, or going to sea, and on all kinds of marine plain landmarks, within the period of eighteen months from risks whatsoever; to make insurance on lives, to grant anthe passage of this act, and a copy of the notes of survey nvities, to receive endowments, to contract for reversionaand plat thereof, with a description of the said landmarks, ry payments, and to pass all such by-laws as may be nebe transmitted to the General Land Office in Washington, cessary to carry these and their other powers into effect, within the period aforesaid.
not contrary to the laws of the United States, and from Sec. 2. And be it further enucted, That so long as the time to time to alter or repeal the same; and to make, exepublic lands, in the vicinity of the said road, shall remain cute, and perfect such and so many contracts, bargaina, unsold, the said company shall have power to take there agreements, and other instruments, as shall or may be nefrom such materials of earth, stone, and wood, as may be cessary, and as the nature of the case shall or may renecessary for the construction of the said road: Provided, require. That the grants herein contained, as well of the use of the Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may public lands as of the materials for the said road, shall be lawful for the said company, at such time and so often cease and determine, unless the same shall be begun within as a majority of the stockholders may agree and so order, the period of two years from the date of this act, and com to open books and take subscriptions of stock, until the pleted within a period of six years.
original contemplated capital stock of said company shall be Approved March 3, 1837.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the president AN ACT for the relief of Findley Kellock. and directors of said company may, at their discretion, take Be it enacted, fc., That the Secretary of War be direct security on real estate of at least double the value of the ed to place Findley Kellock, of the State of Maine, on the amount to be secured, in lieu of endorsed notes, for the unroll of revolutionary pensioners, and to cause to be paid to paid part of the capital stock; and it shall be lawful for the the said Kellock, during his natural life, the sum of twen- stockholders to pay up ten dollars per share on any and ty-nine dollars per annum, the payment thereof to com- every share of stock held by him, her, or them, in cash, not mence on the fourth day of March, anno Domini eighteen oftener than once a year, commencing with the first of July, hundred and thirty-one.
in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-six, and be entitled Approved March 3, 1837.
to dividend thereon as on other cash stock: Provided, The
said payments are made fully six months before the declarAN ACT for the relief of Alexander Gibson.
ation of such dividend. Be it enacted, 8c., That the Secretary of War cause the Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the foregoing name of Alexander Gibson, of Kentucky, to be restored to enactments shall be in force and binding on the said conthe roll of revolutionary pensioners, and that he be paid all pany and others, aş soon as a written acceptance thereof,
adopted by a majority of the stockholders of said company, of despatches to the commander of the squadron in the shall be authentically certified, and filed and recorded in the Mediterranean sea, by order of the Secretary of the Navy office of the clerk of the circuit court of the District of Co- of the United States. lumbia, for the county of Washington: Provided, That the Approved March 3, 1837. change in the name of the said company, hereby authorized, shall not affect any proceedings instituted, or liabilities in- AN ACT for the relief of Green Pryor and the heirs of curred, before the passage of this act, by or against the said
Peter Pryor. Potomac Fire Insurance Company.
Be it enacted, &c., That the President of the United Approved March 3, 1837.
States cause to be issued to Green Pryor and the heirs of
Peter Pryor, a patent for fractional section number two, of AN ACT for the relief of Henry Lee.
township fourteen, range five east, in the Washington land Be it enacted, fc., That the accounting officers of the district, in the State of Mississippi, it being the same enTreasury Department be, and they are hereby, directed and tered by Isham Arthur, on the sixteenth day of October, required to admit and pass to the credit of John Ricaud, the eighteen hundred and sixteen, and by him transferred to sum of two thousand dollars heretofore suspended from his Green and Peter Pryor. credit, in the settlement of the said John Ricaud's account, Approved March 3, 1837. as paymaster to the thirty-sixth regiment of United States infantry, commanded at a separate post, by Colonel William AN ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of Isaac Carbery.
Williams, deceased. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That Henry Lee be, Be it enacted, fc., That the legal representatives of Isaac and he is hereby, released and fully exonerated from the Williams, deceased of the county of Wilkinson, in the State force and effect of a judgment obtained against him in the of Mississippi, be, and they are hereby, authorized to re-endistrict court of the United States, at Richmond, Virginia, ter, at any time within six months after the passage of this as surety of the aforesaid John Ricaud, late paymaster of act, so much of fractional sections numbers thirty-nine and the thirty-sixth regiment of United States infantry. forty-one, in township number one, of range number one
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this act shall west, in the district of lands subject to sale at Washington, commence and be in force from and after the passage thereof. in said State, as remains unsold, and that the sums of Approved March 3, 1837.
money heretofore paid by Isaac Bush and Isaac Williams,
or either of them, on said fractional sections, be passed to AN ACT for the relief of William Christy. the credit of the said representatives, in part payment for Be it enacted, &c., That the Third Auditor of the Treas- the said fractional sections. ury ascertain the amount due William Christy, as military Approved March 3, 1837. storekeeper, one year, in the Northwestern army, under an appointment of General Harrison; and when so ascertained, AN ACT for the relief of Charles W. Pickering, that he report the same to the Solicitor of the Treasury, Be it enacted, dc., That the proper accounting officer of who is directed to cause the same to be credited on the prin- the Treasury be authorized to adjust and settle the account cipal of a judgment, recovered in favor of the United States of Charles W. Pickering, a midshipman in the navy of the against said Christy, in the district court of Louisiana, at United States, and to allow him the difference between the the December term of said court, in the year eighteen hun- pay and emoluments of a lieutenant over that of a midshipdred and twenty-seven.
man, for the period during which he performed the duties Sec. %. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of of a lieutenant on board the United States ship Falmouth, the Treasury be authorized to make an arrangement with by order of her commander, Francis H. Gregory, in the the said William Christy, for the payment of the balance of Pacific ocean, in the year eighteen hundred and thirtythe principal of said judgment and costs, at any time within three; and the amount so found due to him shall be paid five years, by instalments, which being paid according to out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise approprithe stipulations of the parties, the said Secretary is authori- ated. zed to discharge said judgment.
Approved March 3, 1837. Approved March 3, 1837.
AN ACT for the relief of Jerah Fenner. AN ACT for the relief of James Brown and John Brown, Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury
half-breeds, of the Cherokee nation of Indians. pay to Jerah Fenner, out of any money not otherwise ap. Be it enacted, fc., That the Secretary of the Treasury propriated, his pay as a soldier in the service of the United be, and he is hereby, directed to pay to James Brown the States, from the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sium of six hundred and forty-seven dollars, and to John fourteen, to the eighteenth of October, eighteen hundred Brown the further sum of three hundred and thirty dollars; and fourteen, inclusive. making in the aggregate, the sum of nine hundred and Approved March 3, 1837. seventy-seven dollars, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, as full compensation for the im- AN ACT for the relief of H. and D. Cotheal, of New provements surrendered by the said James Brown and John
York. Brown, under the provisions of the treaty of eighteen hun Be it enacted, fc., That the collector of the port of New - drod and nineteen, between the United States and said na York be, and he is hereby, authorized to permit H. and D. tion of Indians.
Cotheal, of New York, to export, with the benefit of drawApproved March 3, 1837.
back, certain cases or packages of Spanish playing-cards,
imported by them into that port, upon their complying with AN ACT for the relief of F. A. Parker.
the forms and regulations required by existing laws relating Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury to the exportation of merchandise with the benefit of draw pay to Captain F. A. Parker, of the United States navy, back. out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropri Approved March 3, 1837. ated, the sum of two hundred dollars, for actual expenses incurred by him while commanding the Fairfield sloop of AN ACT for the relief of Peter Harmony, of New York. war, in the Mediterranean, during the year eighteen hun Be it enacted, &c., That the collector of the port of New dred and twenty-eight, in carrying out Mr. Weyer, bearer York be, and he is hereby, authorized to permit Peter Har
mony, of New York, to export, with the benefit of draw- whole board of directors present at the meeting at which the back, certain cases or packages of Spanish playing-cards, motion for such remission shall be made, upon the payment, imported by him into that port, upon his complying with by the person incurring a forfeiture, of the principal of said the forms and requisitions required by existing laws relating instalment, and the interest thereon up to the time of such to the exportation of merchandise with the benefit of draw- payment; as also of his proportion of such loss as may have back.
occurred previous to such forfeiture. Approved March 3, 1837.
Sec. 4. And further enacted, That the President
and directors shall not call on the stockholders for any part AN ACT for the relief of James Keytes. of the remaining sixteen dollars per share, secured to be Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury paid as above mentioned, unless the exigencies of the comcause to be issued to James Keytes, assignee of William pany shall require it, and then only in such proportions as Ashly, who is assignee of Grant Weed, a patent for a quar- the said stockholders are severally interested, taking carc, ter section of land, to be located on any of the public lands always, to give sixty days' notice thereof, in the papers in in the State of Missouri subject to private entry; which is the cities of Washington and Georgetown. in lieu of a quarter section which was patented to said Grant Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That so soon as five Weed, by the United States, on the eleventh day of May, thousand shares are subscribed for and paid, or secured to eighteen hundred and nineteen, described as being the north be paid, the company shall be competent to transact all east quarter of section eleven, in township number fifty-four kinds of business for which it is established. north, of range twenty south, and which patent appears to Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That each fire comhave been altered by the Commissioner of the General Land pany in the city of Washington and Georgetown shall be Office on the third day of January, eighteen hundred and entitled to subscribe by itself, for its owr: use, in its corpothirty-four, hy inserting range twenty-one instead of range rate capacity, or by means of trustees for the use of said twenty, so as to make the patent correspond with the rec- company; or the members of a company may, in their inord in said office: Provided, nevertheless, That no such lo- dividual capacity, for the use of themselves or the company cation shall be made, or patent issue, until the said Keytes or companies to which they belong, subscribe for an amount shall file a relinquishment with the register of the land of of stock, not to exceed, in the whole, one thousand four fice at Franklin, in the State of Missouri, for the above- hundred and twenty-eight shares for each company. Each named quarter section, in range twenty-one aforesaid. company shall open books of subscription for the same, on Approved March 3, 1837.
the first Monday in May, eighteen hundred and thirty-sev
eni, and shall deliver the said books and the money paid on AN ACT to incorporate the President and Directors of the subscription, to the board of directors, so soon as they
the Firemen's Insurance Company of Washington and shall be appointed and prepared to receive the same. Georgetown, in the District of Columbia.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That if any fire Be it enacted, dc., That French S. Evans and Edmund company, together with its members, shall not subscribe for Hanly, of the Union; Charles L. Coltman and James H. the number of one thousand four hundred and twenty-eight Smoot, of the Franklin; John Purdy and John H. God- shares allotted to them, within the space of three years dard, of the Perseverance; Charles K. Gardner and John from the time the books may be opened for subscription, Lynch, of the Columbia; Marmaduke Dove and William the residue of shares between the amount of their subscripSpeiden, of the Navy Yard; George Shoemaker and John tion and the said one thousand four hundred and twentyH. King, of the Western Star; and Nathaniel Marden and eight shares, may be subscribed for and taken hy the other William J. Gozler, of the Vigilant, fire companies, and the fire companies, or the members thereof, in equal portions subscribers to the stock of the association, and their succes to each company, or in such manner as the directors may sors, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body determine. politic and corporate, by the name and style of " The Pres. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That no person, ident and Directors of the Firemen's Insurance Company other than a member of a fire company, shall be entitled of Washington and Georgetown;" and by that name shall to purchase or hold any part of the capital or joint stock of have perpetual succession, and be capable in law to sue and this company; and the share or shares of a stockholder he sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, ceasing to be a member of a fire company, shall be purchadefend and be defended, in all courts of law or equity, or else. sed at their actual value, by the company to which the said where; and to make and use one common seal, and the same stockholder belonged; or by the members thereof, for their to alter or renew at their pleasure, and generally to do and own use, or for the benefit of the said company; or by the perform all things relative to the objects of this institution board of directors of this association, and may be disposed which it now is or shall be lawful for any individual or body of by them for its benefit. Upon the decease of a stockpolitic or corporate to do.
holder, his share or shares shall become extinct, his stock Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the capital stock notes shall be cancelled, and the actual value of such share of this company shall consist of a sum not exceeding two or shares, at the time of his decease, together with all profhundred thousand dollars, divided into ten thousand shares, its due thereon to him, shall be paid within six months after at twenty dollars each. Two dollars shall be paid on each such extinction, to his heirs, executors, administrators, or share at the time of subscribing; four months after such sub- assigns. And the directors sholl have power to create and scription and payment, a further instalment of two dollars dispose of shares equal to the number so extinguished by shall be paid on each share of stock; and notes payable on the death of the said stockholder. demand, with security to be approved by the president and Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That transfers of directors for the time being, shall be given for the remaining stock may be made by any stockholder to the company, or sixteen dollars. The said notes shall be renewed whenever to a member or members of the fire company to which he the directors may consider it proper; and any stockholder or they may belong, or to any other fire company, or any neglecting or refusing to renew his note, or neglecting or member or members thereof; but no transfer shall be valid refusing to pay an instalment when required by the direct- which is made to any other than a member or members of ors, shall forfeit all his interest in this company, and be a fire company. held liable for his proportion of any loss which may have Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That every memoccurred previous to such neglect or refusal.
ber of any of the companies belonging to the association, Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, should any shall be entitled to effect insurances at a discount of eight forfeiture occur, it may be remitted by a majority of the I per cent. less than other persons, upon producing to the