The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 13
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
To Incorporate the Neches Steam Mill Company.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas in Congress assembled, That Henry
Millard, Christian Hillerbrant, Nathaniel Grigsby, 'David Garner,
William D. Smith, Oliver H. Delano, Clark Beach, Thomas W.
Chambers, Robert E. Booth, James Clark, Randolph C. Doom,
Hezekiah Williams, sen. George A. Pattello, and Gilbert Stephenson,
together with their successors and assigns be, and are hereby
constituted a body politic and corporate, under the name and style
of "The Neches Steam Mill Company," with power to sue and be
sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, appear
and prosecute to final judgment, in any court or elsewhere, to.
have a common seal, to elect in such manner as they may deem
proper, all necessary officers, and to fix their compensation and
define their duties, to establish by-laws for the regulation of their
affairs, and the same to alter and repeal; and to employ all such
agents, mechanics and other laborers, as they shall think proper.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the object of said Company
shall be to operate by steam power or otherwise in Texas, a SawMill,
a Shingle-Mill, and Grist-Mill, and any machinery necessary.
in carrying on such other manufacturing or mechanical business,
as they shall determine to prosecute: Also, to prepare materials and
erect public and private buildings, stores and offices upon contract.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That the capital stock of said
Company, shall be twenty thousand dollars, actually paid in, with
the privilege of increasing the same to fifty thousand dollars: Provided,
however, That no additional stock shall be created during
the first year of the Company's operations.
Sec. 4. -Be it further enacted, That said Company, under their
corporate name, shall have power to. purchase, hold, occupy and
enjoy to them and their successors, all such lands, tenements, hereditaments,
and all such goods and chattels and effects of every
lind, as shall be necessary for said Company.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the stock, property, affairs
and business of said Company, shall be under the care
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6726/m1/17/: accessed February 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .