The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 26
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Laws of the Republic of Texas.
To incorporate the Bastrop 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
Crocheron, R. S. Recling, R. B. Craft, W. P. Hill and Robert G.
Green, together with their associates, successors and assigns, be,
and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate under
the name and style of the "Bastrop 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, and the same to alter
at pleasure; to elect, in such manner as they shall determine, all
necessary officers, and fix their compensations and define their
duties: to ordain and establish by-laws for the government and
regulation of their affairs; and the same to alter and repeal, and
to employ all such agents, mechanics, laborers and servants, as
they shall think proper.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the object of the said company
shall be to operate, by steam power or otherwise, in Texas,
a saw mill, a grist mill, a planeing mill, a lath and shingle 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 ten thousand dollars actually paid in, with the
privilege of increasing the same to twenty-five thousand dollars.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That said company shall have
power to purchase, take, hold, occupy, and enjoy, to them and
their successors, all such lands, tenements and hereditaments,
and all such goods, chattels and effects, of every kind, as shall be
necessary for the purpose of said company.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That the stock, property, affairs
and business of this company shall be under the
care, and managed by not less than five directors, who shall be
chosen annually by the stockholders, at such times and places
ni: shall be provided by the by-laws of said company, and
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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/m1/30/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .