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a contributor to its support, shall be entitled to the rights of Proviso. an elector, and not otherwise: Provided always, That the

pastor, for the time being, shall be entitled to vote equally

with any member of said congregation. Congregational

SECTION 12. That congregational meetings shall be composed meetings, rela

of those who are qualified to be electors of members of council; tive to. that those meetings shall be convened at the call of the council,

either of their own accord, or upon the written request of any six members; that the object of the meeting shall be mentioned in the call therefor, and at least three days shall intervene between the notice given and the time of meeting, and that the pastor of the church shall have a vote, as well at all congregational meetings, as at the election of trustees.

SECTION 13. That the said congregation shall have full power Election of pas- and authority, from time to time, to elect their pastor; which

elections shall always be held by ballot, by the members of the
congregation, qualified as aforesaid; two-thirds of the votes
cast, in all such cases, shall be conclusive; and no pastor, of
the said congregation, elected in manner as above mentioned,
shall be dismissed, except by a vote, finally taken, of the quali-
fied members of said congregation; and no minister of the
gospel shall ever be elected as pastor of said congregation,
unless he is in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran
church, agreeably to the tenets, rights and ceremonies thereof.

JOHN ROWE,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
LOUIS W. HALL,

Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED— The fifth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two.

A. G. CURTIN.

No. 611.

In Act

To incorporate the Lackawaxen Bridge Company. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assem

bly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, Commissioners. That Moses Brink, William Westfall, William Kirkum, Patrick

Saxton, Almanser Griswold, George H. Rowland, and John M. Williamson, of Pike county, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, to open books, receive subscriptions, and organize a company, under the name, style and title of the Lackawaxen Bridge Company, for the purpose of erecting a Name. bridge across the Lackawaxen river, at, or near, lock number Location of ten, of the Delaware and Hudson canal, in Pike county. bridge.

SECTION 2. That the capital stock of said company shall be Capital stock. one thousand five hundred dollars, to be divided into shares of ten dollars each, with power to increase the said capital stock, and number of shares, to an amount sufficient for the erection of said bridge.

SECTION 3. That said company shall be organized under, and Subject to. subject, to all the provisions and restrictions of the act regulating bridge companies, approved the twelfth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five.

JOHN ROWE,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
LOUIS W. HALL,

Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED— The fifth day of April, Anno Domini one thou. sand eight hundred and sixty-two.

A. G. CURTIN.

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To incorporate the Jamestown and Franklin Railroad Compatry, SECTION ). Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen tatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assem. bly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same That William Gibson, John P. Vincent, George A. Bittenban- Commissioners. ner, W. L. Scott, Henry C. Hickok, Thomas Hoge, A. W. Raymond, and David Hadley, or a majority of them, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, to open books, receive subscriptions, and organize a company, by the name and style of the Jamestown and Franklin Railroad Company, with Style. all the powers, and subject to all the restrictions, of an act, entitled" An Act regulating railroad companies," approved Subject to.

' the nineteenth day of February, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, and the several supplements thereto.

SECTION 2. That the capital stock of said company shall be Capital stock five hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into sbares, of fifty dollars each; and the said company shall have power, by a vote of a majority of the stockholders, at a meeting, called for that purpose, to increase said capital stock, to such an amount as may be necessary to complete said railroad; and the said com

Authorized to pany are hereby authorized to borrow any sum of money, not borrow money exceeding the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, and to issue and issue bonds. bonds therefor, with, or without, coupons attached; and the

directors of said company shall have power to give such bonds

such preference, or security, by mortgage, or otherwise, as they Proviso. may deen advantageous: Provided, That no bond shall be for

a less sum than one hundred dollars, and that such rate of interest, not exceeding seven per centum, per annum, as may be agreed

on, shall be lawful. Construction

SECTION 3. That said company shall have the right to build and location of and construct, a single, or double, track, railroad, from the road.

borough of Jamestown, in the county of Mercer, to the borough

of Franklin, in the county of Venango, and shall also have the May connect

right to connect the said railroad with other railroads, now with other roads, and pur

built and constructed, or to be, hereafter, built and constructed, chase any un.

at either end, or at any intermediate point thereof; and the said finished road. company shall, also, bave the right to purchase, hold, finish,

equip and use, any unfinished railroad, within the counties of

Mercer and Venango. Damages, as

Section 4. That in all cases, where said company, and the aessment and owners of lands, and materials, cannot agree upon the amount payment of. of damages claimed, either for land, or materials, the said com

pany may tender a bond, with sufficient security, to the party claiming damages, the condition of which shall be, that the company will pay, or cause to be paid, such amount of damages as the party shall be entitled to receive, after the same shall have been agreed upon, by the parties, or assessed, according to law; and that, in case the party, or parties, claiming damages, refuse to accept the bond, or bonds, tendered by said company, the said company may cause the same to be presented to the court of common pleas, of the county in which the said land shall lie, or to any judge thereof, in vacation, and the said court, or judge, if the amount, and security, be deemed sufficient, shall endorse thereon, approved, and ordered to be filed; and, thereupon, the said company shall have the like rights and privileges, as they would have, by this section, if such bond had been ac

cepted by the owner, or owners, of the lands, or materials, Board of mana

SECTION 5. That the board of managers, of said company, gers.

shall consist of a president, and six directors.

Section 6. That it shall be lawful for corporations, other than Corporations municipal corporations, to subscribe to the capital stock, and may subscribe

to purchase the bonds of the said company, and to receive, hold, to capital stock.

and sell the same, in the same manner, as other property be

longing to said corporation. Repeal.

SECTION 7. That all acts, and parts of acts, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

JOIN ROWE,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
LOUIS W. HALL,

Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED— The fifth day of April, Anno Domini one thou sand eight hundred and sixty-two.

A. G. CURTIN.

No. 613.

An Act

To extend the act incorporating the Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance so

ciety of Warminster, in Bucks county.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the act, entitled "An Act to incorporate the Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Society of Warminster, in Bucks county," approved the twenty-fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, be and the same is hereby extended, and continued, until the same be repealed by law.

JOHN ROWE,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
LOUIS W. HALL,

Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED — The fifth day of April, Anno Domini one thousand eight bundred and sixty-three.

A. G. CURTIN.

No. 614.

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Supplementary to an act, entitled “An Act to incorporate the Goshenhop

pen Mutual Fire Insurance Company," approved the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate und House of Represen. tatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assem bly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same That the act to incorporate the Goshenhoppen Mutual Fire Charter extendInsurance Company, approved March third, Anno Domini one ed. thousand eight hundred and forty-three, be and the same is hereby extended, and continued, in full force and virtue, for the term of twenty years, from the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.

Section 2. That the board of managers, of said company, By-laws may shall have the power to amend the by-laws of the same, to amended. take effect upon the commencement of the period, for which the charter of said corporation is hereby extended, subject to the

same restrictions, as is provided in the act to which this is a Proviso. supplement: And provided, That the amendments to said by.

laws shall be published once a week, in at least one newspaper, in each of the counties of Montgomery, Berks, Lehigh and Bucks, respectively, during six weeks before the same shall go

into effect. Policies to be

SECTION 3. That all policies of insurance, heretofore issued continued in by said company, shall be extended, and continue in full force force.

and effect, on and after the third day of March, one thousand Proviso. eight hundred and sixty-tbree: Provided, The holders thereof

shall, before that date, renew the notes deposited by them, under the seventh section of the act of assembly referred to, and incorporated in the act to which this is a supplement, and shall, in all other respects, comply with the by-laws of said company, as the same may be amended, under the authority of this act.

SECTION 4. That it shall be lawful for the board of managers, Authorized raise a fund by of said company, by assessments, to be made upon its members,

in the mode now provided in its charter, for the assessments, for the payment of losses by fire, to raise, and, from time to time, to renew, and keep on hand, for the same purpose, a fund

not to exceed, at any one time, the sum of five thousand dollars. Officers or mem

SECTION 5. That any officer, or member, of said company, bers to be com shall be a competent witness for, or against, said company, in any petent witness- action, or legal proceeding, to prove the service upon another es in certain

officer, or member, of said company, of any notice which may
be required by the charter, or by-laws, of said company.

JOHN ROWE,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
LOUIS W. HALL,

Speaker of the Senate. APPROVED—The fifth day of April, Anno Domini one thou. sand eight hundred and sixty-three.

A. G. CURTIN.

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Incorporating the Pleasant View Church, in Fayette county. WHEREAS, The members of the Pleasant View church, in Fayette county, have prayed for an act of incorporation, for the better management of their affairs; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. tatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assem. bly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same,

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