|Annual Report of the Savannah, Albany &
|as of May 1, 1862,
| To authorize the Savannah,
Albany Gulf Rail Road Company to extend its track to Tybee
Island, upon certain conditions; and to authorize the Central Rail
Road and Banking Company of Georgia to extend its track and transport
freight and passengers over said line to Tybee Island.
| Section 1. Be it enacted,
That the Savannah, Albany & Gulf Rail Road Company, is hereby
authorized to extend its track, from any point at, or in the limits of
the City of Savannah, to Tybee Island; and the said Company shall have
for those purposes, all the rights and powers conferred by its charter
of incorporation, and the Acts amendatory thereto.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the capital
stock issued for the construction of said extension, shall be liable
to such rates of taxation as may be fixed, from time to time, for all
other like property in this State.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That in all cases when it
shall be necessary to use private property in the construction of said Rail
Road, the Company shall be liable for the right of way, which shall be
ascertained in accordance with the laws now in force in relation to the same;
and that at the crossings made by the Company, of any way of travel, or of
commerce, whether on land or water, the said Company shall construct such
adequate works as will leave the same free to the unobstructed enjoyment and
use of all persons.
Sec. 4. The General Assembly of Georgia do further
enact, That it shall be lawful for the Central Rail Road and
Banking Company of Georgia, and that Company is hereby authorized and
empowered to extend the track of the Central Rail Road, and to join
and unite the same with the track of the said "The Savannah,
Albany & Gulf Rail Road Company," at, in, or near the City of
Savannah; and when the track to Tybee Island shall be completed, the
said "The Savannah, Albany & Gulf Rail Road Company,"
shall not make any discrimination or regulation, in its charges or
rates against the said "The Central Rail Road and Banking Company
of Georgia," nor give any preference to its own transportation,
whether of freight or passengers, over that of said Central Rail Road
and Banking Company of Georgia; but that all things sent by the said
"The Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia,"
shall be transported over the line to Tybee, at the same rates, and
all passengers from the Central Rail Road shall go at the same rates
that shall be charged by the said "The Savannah, Albany &
Gulf Rail Road Company, on things and passengers coming from the Road
of the said Savannah, Albany & Gulf Rail Road Company.
Assented to December 11, 1861