The Railroads of the United States: Their History and Statistics Comprising the Progress and Present Condition of the Various Lines with Their Earnings and Expenses. To which are Added a Synopsis of the Railroad Laws of the United States, and an Article on the Comparative Merits of Iron and Steel Rails (Google eBook)

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John E. Potter, 1868 - Railroads - 452 pages
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Page 429 - Xo person holding stock in any such company, as executor, administrator, guardian or trustee, and no person holding such stock as collateral security, shall be personally subject to any liability as stockholder of such company...
Page 435 - To regulate the time and manner in which passengers and property shall be transported, and the tolls and compensation to be paid therefor...
Page 429 - ... but the person pledging such stock shall be considered as holding the same, and shall be liable as a stockholder accordingly, and the estates and funds in the hands of such executor, administrator, guardian, or trustee shall be liable, in like manner and to the same extent, as the testator or intestate, or the ward or person interested in such fund, would have been if he had been living and competent to act, and held the stock in his own name.
Page 427 - ... and thereupon the persons who have so subscribed such articles of association, and all persons who shall become stockholders in such company, shall be a corporation...
Page 426 - Any number of persons, not less than five, may form a company for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating a railroad for public use in the conveyance of persons and property...
Page 435 - From time to time to borrow such sums of money as may be necessary for completing and finishing or operating their railroad, and to issue and dispose of their bonds for any amount so borrowed, and to mortgage their corporate property and franchises to secure the payment of any debt contracted by the company for the purposes aforesaid...
Page 429 - In case any company foraied under this act is unable to agree for the purchase of any real estate required for the purposes of its incorporation, it shall have the right to acquire title to the same in the manner and by the special proceedings prescribed in this act.
Page 440 - All the stockholders of every company incorporated under this act, shall be severally, individually liable to the creditors of the company in which they are stockholders, to an amount equal to the amount of stock held by them respectively...
Page 428 - ... service performed for such company, but shall not be liable to an action therefor before an execution shall be returned unsatisfied in whole or in part against the corporation, and the amount due on such execution shall be the amount recoverable with costs against such stockholder. Before such laborer or servant shall charge such stockholders for such thirty days...
Page 426 - ... and for that purpose may make and sign articles of association, in which shall be stated the name of the company ; the number of years the same is to continue ; the...

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