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PRIVATE AND SPECIAL STATUTES

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MASSACHUSETTS.

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(1845, 151 ; 1856, 46 ; 1869, 146.) AAct to amend certain Acts relating to the Mercantile Library Chap. 2

Association, of Boston. Be it enacted, etc., as follows :

SECTION 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and Mercantile LI. fifty-one of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and brary associaforty-five, entitled " An Act to incorporate the Mercantile Library Association,” is hereby amended by striking out the words “among young men now engaged in, or destined for, the mercantile professions." SECTION 2. Section two of said chapter is hereby Amendment to

1845, 151, § 2. amended by striking out the words “a majority of the members of the corporation” and inserting in place thereof the words, “a majority of the members present and voting at a legal meeting.

SECTION 3. Section three of said chapter is hereby Amendment to amended by striking out the words “engaged in mercan

1845, 151, $ 3.

" tile pursuits or preparing themselves therefor, and."

Section 4. Section two of chapter forty-six of the acts Amendment to of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-six, entitled " An Act in addition to an act, entitled An Act to incorporate the Mercantile Library Association' passed in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-five,” is hereby amended by striking out the words, “ engaged in mercantile pursuits, and.” SECTION 5. This act shall take effect

its

upon

passage. Approved January 31, 1876.

1856, 46, $ 2.

Maine Railroad

road.

[B. & M., 1833, 109; 1837, 113, 118; 1839, 82; 1841, 56; 1843, 90; 1845, 159;

1816, 75; 1847, 70; 1848, 322; 1849, 226, 230; 1850, 113, 240; 1851, 139, 1996, 236, 244: 1852, 32, 118, 167, 306; 1853, 64, 415: 1854, 336; 1855, 42, 141, 371, 386; 1857, 263; 1861, 15, 176; 1864, 54; 1866, 127; 1869, 343, 378, 398; 1870, 9, 301, 401; 1872, 356; 1873, 79, 357.]

(W. A. B., 1868, 188; 1869, 175, 319, 401; 1870, 279; 1873, 8.] Chap. 7 An Act to authorize the Boston and Maine Railroad to purchase the

West Amesbury Branch Railroad. Be it enacted, etc., as follows : Boston and SECTION 1. The Boston and Maine Railroad is authormay purchase

ized to purchase the rights, franchise and property of the West Amesbury West Amesbury Branch Railroad Company, and the said Branch Rail

West Amesbury Branch Railroad Company is authorized to convey and assign to the said Boston and Maine Railroad its franchise and property, and all the rights, easements, privileges and powers granted to it; and the said Boston and Maine Railroad shall, upon such conveyance being made to it, have and enjoy all the rights, powers, privileges, easements, franchises and property of said West Amesbury Branch Railroad Company, and be subject to all the duties, liabilities, obligations and restric

tions to which said last named corporation may be subject : Purchase to be provided, however, that such purchase or sale shall not be approved by stockholders of valid unless agreed to by the directors of the contracting each corpora

corporations, and approved by a majority of the votes at
meetings of the stockholders of each corporation called for
that purpose:
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. .

Approved February 11, 1876. (1876, 124, 126; 1878, 245; 1880, 205; 1881, 265.]

tion.

be in seven

(1859, 173; 1865, 14; 1869, 428; 1873, 115; 1875, 65.] Chap. 11 An Act to change the Time of Election of the Directors of the Col

lateral Loan Company, and for other Purposes.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : Government to SECTION 1. Section six of chapter one hundred and directors.

seventy-three of the acts of eighteen hundred and fiftynine is hereby amended so as to read as follows: The government of the company shall be in seven directors, five of whom shall be chosen annually, at such time as the stockholders may from time to time determine, together with one to be appointed by the governor of the Commonwealth, and one to be appointed by the mayor of the city of Boston; and the board thus created shall elect one of their number president, and such other officers as may be deemed necessary.

SECTION 2. The elections of directors, and other pro- Proceedings

confirmed. ceedings which have taken place at the annual meetings of said corporation which have been held in November, are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same extent as if said meetings had been held in October. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon

its

passage. Approved February 21, 1876.

for commence

(1870, 36; 1872, 54; 1875, 31.) An Act to extend the Time for commencing and completing the Chap. 12

Cape Cod Ship Canal. Be it enacted, etc., as follows :

Section 1. The time fixed by chapter thirty-six of Time extended the acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy, chap- ment and comter fifty-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and pletion. seventy-two, and chapter thirty-one of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-five, for commencing and completing the Cape Cod Ship Canal, is hereby extended two years. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 21, 1876.

(1878, 38.]
An Act to incorporate the Bostou Police Relief Association.

Chap. 16 Be it enacted, etc., as follows :

SECTION 1. John W. Chase, Henry O. Goodwin, Corporators. George A. Walker, De Lafayette Thompson, George Smith, their associates and successors, all of whom shall be members of the police department of the city of Boston, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Boston Name and purPolice Relief Association, in the city of Boston, for the pose. purpose of assisting the families of deceased members of said association, and the members thereof, when sick or disabled, or upon the decease of their wives; with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the liabilities, Powers and duties and restrictions, set forth in all general laws which duties. now are, or may hereafter be, in force relating to such corporations : provided, that said corporation shall not be proviso. subject to the laws relating to life insurance companies, and shall not be summoned as trustee in any action or process against any person or persons who may hereafter be entitled to assistance from said association, under the by-laws thereof, or under the provisions of this act.

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Real and personal estate.

SECTION 2. Said corporation, for the purposes aforesaid, shall have power to receive grants, devises, bequests and donations, and may hold real and personal estate not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars in value. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect apon its passage.

Approved February 23, 1876.

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(1871, 134.] Chap. 18 An Act to authorize the Transfer of the Newton Free Library to the

City of Newton. Be it enacted, etc., as follows : Newton Free SECTION 1. The Newton Free Library may grant, Library may be transfer and convey to the city of Newton, its franchise, city for a public library and property, real and personal, for the establish.

ment of a public library therein, to be forever maintained

by said city. Grants, dona. SECTION 2. All grants, donations or bequests heretotions, etc., to

fore made to the said Newton Free Library, shall, by force

of this act, and of the transfer and conveyance hereby public library.

authorized, inure and pass to the city of Newton, for the
use and benefit of the public library to be established and
maintained therein as aforesaid.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 28, 1876.

inure to city for benefit of

Chap. 24

Eight aldermen to be elected at large.

(1857, 18; 1870, 207; 1872, 87; 1873, 268; 1875, 159.)
An Act to amend an Act to establish the City of Chelsea.
Be it enacted, etc., as follows :

SECTION 1. The act to establish the city of Chelsea, approved the thirteenth day of March, A.D. eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, is hereby so amended, that hereafter eight aldermen, being inhabitants of said city without regard to residence in wards, shall be elected by the qualified voters of the city at large voting in their respective wards, and in the same manner as is now provided in said act for the election of mayor; and the same proceedings shall be had to ascertain and determine the persons chosen as aldermen, as are now provided in said act in regard to the choice of mayor; and in case of vacancy, the mayor and aldermen shall issue their warrant for a new election to be held in the manner above provided.

SECTION 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

Repeal.

legal voters.

SECTION 3. This act shall be void unless accepted by Subject to aca majority of the legal voters of said city present and ceptance by voting thereon by ballot, at meetings which shall be held in the several wards of said city on the Tuesday next after the first Monday of November next. Meetings for that purpose shall be duly warned and called by the mayor and aldermen of said city. Said ballots shall be "yes" or “no” in answer to the question, “Shall an act passed by the legislature of the Commonwealth in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six, entitled · An Act to amend an act to establish the city of Chelsea,' be accepted ? ”

Approved February 29, 1876.
[Accepted Nov. 7, 1876.]
(1877, 23; 1879, 166; 1881, 200.)

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(1852, 93.] An Act to extend the Charter of the Massachusetts College of Phar- Chap. 25

macy Be it enacted, etc., as follows :

SECTION 1. The “Massachusetts College of Phar- Charter extendmacy,” in the city of Boston, shall be and remain a body limitation of corporate after the expiration of its present charter, as fully as if no limitation in regard to time were contained therein; and shall continue to have the powers and privileges, and to be subject to the duties, liabilities and restrictions, set forth in its charter and in the general laws which are or may be in force relating to such corporations. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved February 29, 1876. (1881, 15 ]

(1850, 26.) An Act to authorize the Bay State Iron Company to increase its Chap. 26

Capital Stock, Be it enacted, etc., as follows : SECTION 1. The Bay State Iron Company, incorporated May Increase

capital stock. by chapter twenty-six of the acts of the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty, is hereby authorized to increase its capital stock to an amount not exceeding one million five hundred thousand dollars; and said corporation may hold real and personal estate, for the purposes Real and perfor which it was incorporated, not exceeding in amount sonal estate. one million five hundred thousand dollars.

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