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February 5, 1864


Acts of the Legislature of West Virginia
February 5, 1864

CHAP. 3.—An ACT to allow Alfred Brown to build a Mill at Red
House Shoals, in Putnam County.

Passed February 5, 1864.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

1. It shall be lawful for Alfred Brown to build a floating mill at (Authority conferred on Alfred Brown.) Red House Shoals, in Putnam county, he first obtaining the consent (Condition.) of the board of the Kanawha Improvement, by paying to said board such amount as they may deem the privilege worth.

2. If the said Brown neglect or fail to erect such mill for the space (Authority conferred on another in certain case.) of twelve months from the passage of this Act, it shall be lawful for some other person to erect the same upon the same terms and under the same reuglations [sic] as if the said Alfred Brown was to erect the same.

3. In either case, the navigation of the said river is not to be (Obstruction of navigation forbidden.) impeded.


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