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1791 ch. 53. they shall be paid as is provided by law for the payment of
costs where there is no conviction. And the several sheriffs are hereby required duly to execute the aforesaid orders, and to make return of their doings therein to the respective courts.
[June 18, 1799.] Add. acts—1802 ch. 1: 1805 ch. 69. Chap. 8.
An Act to incorporate sundry persons by the name of The President, Directors
and Company of the Essex Bank. [June 18, 1799.] Chap. 9. An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “ An Act to incorporate a number of In1793 ch. 50.
habitants in the County of Berkshire into a religious Society by the name of
The First Baptist Society in the Town of Sandisfield.” (June 20, 1799.] Chap. 10. An Act to empower the town of Boston to choose a Board of Health, and for remov
ing and preventing Nuisances. [June 20, 1799.] Add, acts-1803 ch. 11. 125 :
1809 ch. 10. 125. See 1805 ch. 27. New act--1816 ch. 44. Chap 11. An Act empowering the Inhabitants of that Part of the County of York which lies
to the northward of the great Ossapee-River, to choose a Register of Deeds, and for establishing a Court of Probaie, to be holden at Fryeburgh, in the said
County. (June 20, 1799.] Chap. 12.
An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “ An Act to regulate the going at large of
Sheep and Rams, and He-Goats at certain Seasons of the Year,” passed the 1796 ch. 65.
seventh day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven.
BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in
General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That Former act ex- that part of the provision contained in the first section of the tended to above recited Act, be and the same is hereby repealed, so far Barnstable.
as it respects the county of Barnstable: And that the aforesaid Act shall hereafter extend to the said county of Barnstable, as though the said provision had not been made. [June
21, 1799. Chap. 13. An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “An Act to divide the County of Lin
coln, and to constitute the northerly Part thereof a separate County by the name 1798 ch. 56.
of The County of Kennebeck.” (June 21, 1799.] Chap. 14. An Acr to empower the Inhabitants of the Town of Salem to choose a Board of
Health, and for removing and preventing Nuisances in said Town. (June 21,
1799.] Add. act-1800 ch. 19. Chap. 15. An Act for changing the name of Samuel Flagg, the third, to that of Samuel H.
Flagg. [June 21, 1799.) Chap. 16.
An Act in addition to the several Acts for incorporating certain persons for the 1792 ch.71,
purpose of building a Bridge over Merrimack-River, between the Towns of Haverhill and Bradford, in the County of Essex, and for supporting the same.
[June 21, 1799.) Chap. 17. An Act to set off sundry Persons from the Town of Carver, and annex them to
the first Parish in Middleborough, in the County of Plymnouth. (June 21, 1799.] Chap 18.
An Act for setting off Cyrus Buck and Levi Stockwell, and their families, and part
of their estates, from the Town of Chester, and annexing them to the Town of
Worthington, in the County of Hampshire. (June 21, 1793.] Chap. 19.
An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “ An Act to prevent the Destruction of
Oysters and other shell fish in this Commonwealth." 1795 ch. 71.
Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the
same, That all the provisions, restrictions and penalties of, and Former law extended to
proceedings directed in the said Act, passed in the year of our Chathain. Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, be and the
same are hereby extended to the town of Chatham, in the county of Barnstable.
SECT. 2. And be it further enacted, That no fisherman, or any other person,
shall take from the town of Chatham any shell fish for bait or other use, except clams, and a shell-fish commonly known by the name of horsefeet, and not to ex- No shell fish ceed seven bushels of clams, including the shells, nor more except clams. than one hundred of said fish commonly called horsefeet, in to be taken. one week, to each vessel or craft; they procuring a permit, as set forth in the Act aforesaid; any thing in the said Act to which this is an addition notwithstanding. [June 21, 1799.) Further add. act-1808 ch. 28. An Act to explain an Act, entitled, “ An Act against Hawkers, Pedlars and Chap. 20. petty Chapmen,
1785 ch. 2. WHEREAS doubts have arisen whether the said Act ex- Preamble. tends to the hawkers and pedlars of indigo and feathers, as the same are the growth and production of the United States :
Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That every hawker, pedlar, petty chapman or other person, who shall, from and after the first day of August next, go from town to town on foot, or with a horse or horses, or otherwise, carrying to sell, or exposing to sale, any indigo or feathers, shall incur the penalties and forfeitures, and shall and Penalties exmay be prosecuted, convicted and fined, in the way and man- kers of indigo ner, and by the processes which are pointed out in the Act and feathers, aforesaid, passed on the ninth day of June, one thousand seven and to those
who harbour hundred and eighty-five: And all persons, whether taverners, them. alsehouse-keepers, common victuallers or retailers, who shall, from and after the first day of August next, knowingly harbour and entertain any such hawker, pedlar or petty chapman of indigo or feathers, shall incur the same penalties and forfeitures, to be recovered in the same way and manner as is provided in the Act aforesaid agains' persons who shall entertain hawkers, pedlars and petty chapmen.
SECT. 2. Be it further enacted, That the Secretary be and Secretary he hereby is directed forthwith to cause this Act to be printed directed. in the news-paper printed by the printers of the General Court in the town of Boston. [June 21, 1799.] See 1820 ch. 45. An Act for establishing a Corporation by the name of The Sixth Massachusetts Chap. 21. Turnpike Corporation. [June 22, 1799.) Add. acts--1799 ch. 71: 1800 ch.35:
1804 cb, 72: 1815 ch. 113: 1817 ch. 31 : 1820 ch 26. An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, Chap. 22. An Act for incorporating certain persons for the purpose of building a Bridge 1792 ch. 63. over Merrimack-River, in the County of Essex, at Bodwell's-Falls, between An- 1795 ch. 79. dover and Methuen, and for supporting the same," passed in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three. [June 22, 1799.] Further add.
act-1801 ch. 46. An Act to incorporate the westerly Part of the Town of Bowdoin, in the County
Chap 23. of Lincolo, into a separate Town by the name of Thompsonborough. [June 22, 1799.] Name altered to Lisbon-1801 ch. 38. An Act to set of Noah Fuller from the first Precinct in Rehoboth, to the second Chap. 24.
Precinct in said Town. [June 22, 1799.] An Act
to incorporate a number of the inhabitants of the towns of Canaan, Clin- Chap. 25. ton, and Fairfield, in the County of Kennebeck, into a distinct religious Society, by the name of The Clinton Baptist Society. (June 22, 1799.]
Chap. 26. An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “An Act to prevent Fraud in Firewood, 1796 ch. 67. Bark or Coal exposed to Sale," made and passed March seventh, one thousand
seven hundred and ninety-seven.
Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That all cord-wood, brought in by water into any town or dis
trict for sale, shall be measured by a measurer duly appointed Wood to be and sworn, as directed in said Act; and in order thereto, the measured on wood so brought in shall be corded and piled by itself, upon the wharves.
the wharf or land whereon the same shall be landed, in ranges, making up in height what shall be wanting in length; at which time it shall be so measured, and a ticket given to the purchaser, who shall be obliged to pay the stated fees or allowance for such service, as appointed by the selectmen.
Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That every wharfinger, carter Carters to be furnished with or driver, that shall cart or carry any firewood from any tickets, and to wharf or landing-place in any town or district, shall be furnishshew them,
ed, by the owner or seller of such wood, with a ticket, certifywhen demanded.
ing the quantity the load contains, and the name of the driver. And if any firewood shall be carted or carried as aforesaid, without such ticket accompanying the same; or if any driver shall refuse to produce and shew such ticket, on demand, to any measurer duly sworn as aforesaid, or his consent to have the same measured; or if such tickets shall certify a greater quan.
tity of wood than the load contains, in the opinion of the meaPenalty.
surer aforesaid, after measuring the same, such wood shall be
forfeited and seized, two thirds to the use of the poor of the Appropriation. town where offered for sale, and the other one third to the mea
surer or whoever shall prosecute for the same; to be recovered
as the other forfeitures in said Act are directed to be recovered. Proviso.
Provided nevertheless, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to extend to any person or persons who shall transport or cart, or cause to be transported or carted, from any wharf or landing-place, to his or their own dwelling-houses or stores, any cord-wood which he or they shall have purchased on such wharf or landing-place, or shall have landed thereon
upon his or their own account. Part of a for Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the proviso in the third mer law re section, and the proviso in the sixth section in said Act, be and pealed.
they hereby are repealed. [June 22, 1799.] Chap. 27.
An Act in addition to an Act establishing The Williamstown Turnpike Corpora1798 ch. 84. tion. (June 22, 1799 1 Further add. acts--1801 ch. 72: 1803 ch. 90.
An Act to encourage the Establishment of a Cotton Mill in the Town of RehoChap. 28.
both. [June 22, 1799.) Exempted from taxes for seven years.
An Act to incorporate a religious Society by the name of The Episcopal Parish in Chap 29.
Marblehead. [June 22, 1799.]
An Act to regulate the Weighing of Beef and Pork. Chap. 30.
WHEREAS great inconveniences have arisen from the un
certain mode of weighing provisions by steelyards : Above 50 lbs.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in Gen
eral Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That from weighed with and after the first day of October next, no beef or pork shall be
not to be
weighed by the owners or keepers of any slaughter-houses, stores or warehouses, or by any persons under their direction or control in said houses, in any greater quantity than fifty pounds, except in scales, and with weights duly sealed, according to the Act passed in the fourth year of William and Mary, entitled, “ An Act for due regulation of weights and measures ;” and ev- 4 W. & M. ery owner or keeper of any slaughter-house, store or ware. ch 14. house, or any person or persons by their direction, or under 1799 ch.60. their control in said houses, who shall weigh any beef or pork in any greater quantity than fifty pounds, by steelyards, or in any other way than by scales and weights, duly sealed as aforesaid, shall, for every such offence, forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars, to be recovered by action of the case, before any Penalty. court competent to try the same, by any person who shall first sue for the same, one half to the use of the
person who shall sue
Appropriation. as aforesaid, and the other half to the use of the poor
of the town in which such offence shall be committed. [June 22, 1799.] Add. act-1815 ch. 99. An Act to regulate the Paving of Streets in the Town of Boston, and for removing Chap. 31. Obstructions in the same. [June 22, 1799.] Add, acts_1804 ch. 73 : 1809 ch.
28 : 1816 ch. 90.
An Act 10 restrain unincorporated Banking Associations, and to prevent the issuing Chap. 32. of small Bank Notes,
Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act, no person shall sub
Unincorporascribe to, or become a member of any association, institution or ted banks procompany, or proprietor of any bank or fund, for the purpose of hibited. issuing notes, receiving deposits, making discounts, or transacting any other business which incorporated banks may or do transact, by force of their respective Acts of incorporation, unless such person shall be authorized by law so to do. And if any person not authorized shall hereafter subscribe, or become Penalty for a member or proprietor as aforesaid, he shall forfeit and pay, such.
subscribing to for every such offence, the sum of one thousand dollars, to be recovered by any person who shall sue therefor, in an action of debt; one half thereof to his own use, and the other half to the use of this Commonwealth. And all notes and securities for the payment of money or delivery of property, made or given to any such association, institution or company, not authorized as aforesaid, shall be null and void.
Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That all unincorporated asso- Existing uninciations, institutions, companies or proprietors, formed for any
supof the purposes aforesaid, that now exist in this Commonwealth, pressed. shall, after the first day of March next, cease to issue notes, and to loan money. And any person concerned or interested in the issuing any such notes, or loaning any money as aforesaid, after Penalty for isthe said first day of March next, he shall forfeit and
suing notes. for
pay, ery such offence, the sum of one thousand dollars, to be recovered and disposed in the manner prescribed in the first section of this Act.
Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That from and after the first day of September This section next, no bank incorporated by the Legislature of this Commonwealth, excepi Nan- repealedtucket Bank, shall issue or pay out any note, by which payment of a less sum than 1805 ch. 24. VOL. II.
* 3 zg the Courts of Common Pleas and General Ses-
Tuesday of April. (Feb. 21, 1800.)
..ate a Ton p by the name of Rumford. (Feb. 21, 1800.)
Town by the name of Orland. (Feb. 21, 1800.)
sa Cerporation by the name of The Eighth Massachusetts in Feb. 24, 1800.) Add. acts– 1800 ch. 3: 1304 ch.96 :
Le assess a Tax of one hundred and thirty-three thousand,
tr-eve dollars and thirteen cents; and providing for the de wenty thousaud, fire hundred and fifty-four dollars, paid out