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ceed the quantity of twelve acres in the whole. [Feb. 25, 1807.]

Chap. 80.

An Act to incorporate William King, and others, into a Company by the name

of The Bath Fire and Marine Insurance Company. [Feb. 25, 1807.] See 1813 ch. 31.

Chap. 81.

Chap 82.

An Act to authorize the Marine Society of the Town of Marblehead to erect

Monuments and Land Marks ou certain Islands and Rocks on the Sea Coast of

the Town of Marblehead. (Feb. 25, 1807.] An Act to alter the Names of certain Persons therein mentioned. (Feb. 27,

1807.] An Act to incorporate sundry persons for the purpose of establishing a Ferry

over Penobscot River, at Fort Point. (Feb. 27, 1807.] An Act to incorporate the Plantation of Hiram into a District by the name of

Hiram, in the County of Oxford. (Feb. 27, 1807.] Repealed in part-1814 ch, 41.

Chap. 83.

Chap 84.

Chap. 85.

1803 ch. 49. 1805 ch. 14.

Chap. 86.

An Act in addition to sundry Acts establishing and regulating The Essex Turnpike

Corporation, and The Andover and Medford Turnpike Corporation. (Feb. 27,

1807.] See 1808 ch. 67 : 1820 ch. 77: 1821 ch. 70. An Act for erecting a Bridge across the Kenduskeig Stream, in the Town of Ban

gor. [Feb. 27, 1807. Repealed—1307 ch. 44. An Act to incorporate Part of the Plantation of Porterfield, in the County of

Oxford, with the Town of Brownfield. (Feb. 27, 1807.]

Chap. 87.

Chap. 88.

An Act for incorporating certain persons for the purpose of building a Bridge

over Charles River,, by the name of the Canal Bridge, and for extending the interest of the Proprietors of West Boston Bridge. [Feb. 27, 1807.] Add. acts1807 ch. 61 : 1819 ch. 75.

Chap. 89.

Chap. 90.

Chap 91.

1805 ch. 73.

An Act to incorporate Joseph Williams, John Balch and others into a Company,

by the name of The Union Marine and Fire Insurance Company in Newburyport.

(Feb. 27, 1807.] Add. acts--1809 ch. 65: 1814 ch. 124. An Act confirming the Doings of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace for the

County of Hampshire, respecting the Location of The Fourteenth Massachusetts Turnpike Road, and empowering said court to determine by a jury, or a new committee the Damages the Owners of Lands over which said Road is located,

have sustained by laying out the same. [Feb. 27, 1807.] An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “An Act to incorporate Rufus Daven• port and others by the name of The Cambridgeport Aqueduct Corporation."

(Feb. 27, 1807.]
An Act to exempt the Cotton Mills and Manufactures of Jeduthan Fuller and Seth

Bemis from Taxation for five years. (Feb. 27, 1807.)
An Act 10 incorporate Benjamin Lincoln and others into a Society for the purpose

of building a Meeting House for public Religious Worship in the North Parish in

Hingham, in the County of Plymouth. [Feb. 27, 1807.]
An Act for allowing further Time to The New-Bedford and Bridgewater Turnpike

Corporation for completing their Road. (Feb. 27, 1807.] Add. act-1808

ch, 12. An Act to divide the Town of Cambridge, and to incorporate the westerly

Parish therein as a separate Town by the name of West-Cambridge. [Feb. 27,

Chap. 92.

Chap. 93.

Chap. 94. 1803 ch.91.

Chap. 95.

1807.)

Chap. 96.

An Act to exempt the Lands of certain Persons within the Bounds of the North

Parish in Danvers from Taxation towards the Support of the Ministry in the said

North Parish. (Feb. 27, 1807.)
An Act for incorporating certain persons for building a Bridge over Presumpscus

River, near the Mouth thereof. (Feb. 27, 1807.]

Chap 97.

An Act to apportion and assess a Tax of one hundred and thirty-three thousand three hundred and two dollars and fifty-two cents ; and providing for the Chap. 98. Reimbursement of thirty-eight thousand five hundred and ninety dollars, paid out of the public Treasury to the Members of the House of Representatives, for their Aitendance at the two last Sessions of the General Court. [Feb. 27,

1807.] An Act in further addition to an Act, entitled, “ An Act to incorporate a Part of Chap. 99. the Counties of York and Cumberland into a separate County by the name of

1804 ch. 70. Oxford.” (Feb. 27, 1807.] An Act to incorporate the Proprietors of Salt Marsh on Cart Creek, in Newbury, Chap. 100.

to make and maintain a Dike, for the better improving the same. (Feb. 28,

1807.) An Act to incorporate the Township numbered Three, in the first Range north of Chap. 101. the Waldo Patent (commonly called the College Township) in the County of

Hancock, into Town by name of Dixmont. [Feb. 28, 1807.] An Act enlarging the Powers and Duties of the Guardians of Persons who spend Chap. 102. or waste their Estates by excessive Drinking, Idleness, Gaming or Debauchery.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in 1783 ch.38. 47. General Court assembled, und by the authority of the same, That

Guardians of the guardian or guardians of any person or persons, who have spendthrifts or shall spend or waste their estates by excessive drinking, empowered to gaming, idleness or debauchery, are hereby authorized and sell real estate enjoined to pay the debts of such person or persons, and to and provide provide for their maintenance and the support of their families maintenance. out of their real estate, when their personal estate shall be insufficient; and for these purposes may sell so much of the real estate of their wards as shall be necessary therefor,* in the way !"Or the whole, and manner, and under the conditions, restrictions and limita

if a partial sale

will greatly intions under which executors and administrators are empowered jure the reto sell the estate of deceased persons ; such guardians first ob- mainder –1818 taining a license therefor from the Supreme Judicial Court, or from the Court of Common Pleas of the county where the real estate shall be, who are hereby respectively empowered to grant the same : Provided however, That no such license be granted, unless the person applying for the same shall produce to the court a certificate, under the hands of the overseers of the poor of the town in which said idle, gaming person has gained a legal residence, purporting their consent and approbation to the sale of such a proportion of the real estate of such person, as such overseers shall be satisfied is just and equitable to discharge the bona fide debts of such idle person, excluding all debts contracted by gaming. [Feb. 28, 1807.] An Act making further Exemptions from Military Duties. [Feb. 28, 1807.] Re. Chap. 103.

pealed-1809 ch. 108. An Act providing an additional Term of the Court of Common Pleas and General Chap. 104.

Sessions of the Peace in the County of Washington. (Feb. 28, 1807.) An Act to establish The Stockbridge Turnpike. (Feb. 28, 1807.]

Chap 105. An Act to establish The Sheffield and Great-Barrington Turnpike. [Feb. 28, Chap. 106.

1807.] An Act extending the Time, in certain cases, that Goods and Estates attached Chap. 107. upon Mesne Processes, for the Security of the Debt or Damage sued for, shall be

WHEREAS by the arrangement of the sessions of the Supreme Judicial Court of this Commonwealth, it may be that

beld.

execution cannot be levied on goods and estates attached on the island of Nantucket, within the time limited by law, and thereby a judgment creditor may suffer great loss: To remedy which,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in Gen

eral Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That all atAttachments to tachments of goods and estates, made on the island of Nantuckhold sixty days et, to satisfy a judgment obtained on mesne process, shall be in Nantucket: held for the space of sixty days after final judgment, to be ta

ken in execution; any law, usage or custom to the contrary

notwithstanding. [Feb. 28, 1807.] Chap. 108. An Act to incorporate the Proprietors of a public Bathing-House in Newburyport.

[Feb. 28, 1807.] Chap. 109. An Act to incorporate a number of the inhabitants of the Town of Cape Elizabeth,

in the County of Cumberland, by the name of The Methodist Society in Cape

Elizabeth. [Feb. 28, 1807.] Chap. 110.

An Act for incorporating Royal Brewster and others, in the County of York, for

the purpose of erecting and supporting a Bridge over Saco River, at a place cal

led the Bar-Mills. [Feb. 28, 1807.] Chap. 111. An Act for giving Effect to the Partition of certain Real Estate, whereof John In

is Clark and Joseph Nightingale were seized, at the time of the Decease of the

said Nightingale. [Feb. 28, 1807.] Chap. 112. An Act to incorporate Isaac Warren and others into a Company, by the name of

The Middlesex Insurance Company. [Feb. 28, 1807.] Chap. 113. An Act to empower the Inhabitants of the School Districts on Moose Island, to

raise an additional Sum for the Support of Schools. (Feb. 28, 1807.] Chap. 114. An Act to divide the Town of Methuen, in the County of Essex, into two Parish

es, by a Line, and to incorporate the westerly part thereof into a distinct Parish,

by the name of The Second Parish in Methuen. (Feb. 28, 1807.] Chap. 115. An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “An Act to incorporate a number of the 1792 ch, 86. inhabitants of the Town of Pittston, in the County of Lincoln, into a Parish by

the name of The Episcopalian Society in Pittston.” [Feb. 28, 1807.] Chap. 116.

An Act to incorporate a number of the inhabitants of the Town of Wells, as a re

ligious Society, by the name of The First Baptist Society in Wells. (Feb. 28,

1907.] Chap. 117. An Act for the Preservation of the Fish called Alewives, in their Passage up the 1780 ch. 16.

Rivers and Streams leading through the Towns of Salem and Danvers, in the County of Essex, and for regulating the taking said Fish in said Streams, and for repealing all Laws heretofore passed for regulating the Fishery in said Rivers and Streams. [Feb. 28, 1807.] Further act—1814 ch. 129.

Chap. 118. An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “An Act to secure to Owners their Pro1793 ch. 42.

perty in Logs, Masts, Spars and other Timber, int certain Cases." (Feb. 28, 1807.) This act respects rivers in Maine only. Further add. acts-1807 ch. 84: 1815 ch. 51 : 1817 ch. 84: 1818 ch. 91.

Chap. 1.

An Act to incorporate certain persons for the purpose of building a Bridge over a branch of Piscataqua River, in the Town of Kittery, called Spruce-Creek, and for supporting the same. [June 15, 1807.]

An Act to incorporate the District of Plainfield, in the County of Hampshire, into

a Town by the name of Plainfield. (June 15, 1807.]

Chap 2. 1784 ch. 70. Chap. 3. 1803 ch. 75.

An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “ An Act to establish an Academy in the Town of Hebron, by the name of The Hebron Academy, and to create a Corporation of Trustees for the same. (June 19, 1807.]

An Act to authorize Joseph Russell to build a Bridge from Belle Isle, formerly

Chatp. 4. called Hog Island, within the Harbour of Boston, over a Salt Creek, or water

passage, between said Island and the Town of Chelsea. (June 19, 1807.) An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “ An Act to incorporate Royal Makepeace Chap. 5. and others, into a Society for the purpose of building a Meeting-House, and sup. 1805 ch. 25. porting public worship therein, in the easterly part of Cambridge. (June 19,

1807.] An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “ An Act in addition to an Aci, entitled, Chap. 6. An Act to establish a Corporation by the name of The Belchertown and Green

1802 ch. 52. wich Turnpike Corporation.” (June 19, 1807.] Further add. act-1807 ch. 114. An Act in addition to an Act, entitled, “ An Act to establish the Petersham and Chap. 7. Monson Turnpike Corporation,” passed February 29, A. D. 1804. [June 13,

1803 ch. 95. 1807.] Further add, act-1807 ch. 51, An Acr in addition to an Act, entitled, “ An Act to establish the Blue-Hill Turn- Chap. 8. pike Corporation.” (June 19, 1807.]

1803 ch. 130. An Act to establish the Bethlehem and Tyringham Turnpike Corporation. {June Chap. 9.

19, 1807.] An Act to establish a Corporation, by the name of The Westford and Lexington Chap. 10.

Turnpike Corporation. [June 19, 1807.] An Act in addition to an Act, entitled," An Act establishing Courts of General Chap. 11.

Sessions of the Peace," passed the third day of July, in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and eighty-two.

1782 ch. 14. 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 first Justices to be day of September next, the Courts of General Sessions of the Peace in the several appointed. counties in this Commonwealth shall be holden by one chief, or first justice, and by so many associate justices as shall be hereinafter mentioned, and no more, for the several counties in said Commonwealth, to be designated and appointed by the Governor, with the advice of Council, who shall issue commissions to them for that purpose, accordingly, instead of the same being holden by the Justices of the Peace of each county; and it shall be the duty of the justices appointed as aforesaid to meet in their several counties, at the several times and places that now are or hereafter may be established by law for the holding of the several Courts of the General Sessions of the Peace.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the number of associate justices to be ap- Number of pointed and designated as aforesaid, for the several counties, shall be as follows, justices in each to wit: For the county of Suffolk, four; for the county of Essex, six ; for the county of Middlesex, six ; for the county of Worcester, six; for the county of Hamp

county. shire, six ; for the county of Berkshire, four; for the county of Norfolk, four; for the county of Plymouth, four; for the county of Bristol, four ; for the county of Barnstable, two; for the county of Dukes County, two; for the county of Nantucket, two; for the county of York, four; for the county of Cumberland, four ; for the county of Oxford, four; for the county of Lincoln, four ; for the county of Kennebeck, six; for the county of Hancock, six; and for the county of Washington, two.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the justices appointed as aforesaid shall Powers and have all the powers and privileges, and do and perform all the duties that the

privileges. Courts of General Sessions of the Peace now have and perform, in and by the act to which this is an addition. Provided always, that the justices, to be appointed Proviso. and designated as aforesaid, shall not be appointed or serve upon any committee for the laying out, altering or discontinuing any road or highway. Sect. 4. Be it further enacted, That the justices appointed as aforesaid, and for

Compensation, the purpose aforesaid, shall receive for their service in said court three dollars by the day, each, during their actual attendance on said courts, and for their travel to the said courts, the sum of two dollars for every ten miles travel, and in that proportion for a longer or shorter distance, to be paid out of the county treasury.

SECT. 5. Be it further enacted, That the said justices, to be appointed as a foresaid, shall also have power to receive, examine, allow, and order to be paid out of

Further powthe county treasury, any account, or so much thereof, as may to them appear reasonable, for services done in any prosecution for any criminal offence, committed or prosecuted in any of said counties, where provision is not already made by law for the payment of any such services.

SECT. 6. And be it further enacted, That whenever it shall happen that there is not a majority of said justices assembled at the time for holding the said court, any one or more of said justices shall have power to adjourn said court, until a quorum

ers.

shall be assembled. (June 19, 1807.] Add. act-1807 ch. 57. Both repealed 1809 ch, 18.

Chap. 12.
Chap. 13.

An Act to establish the Mashapog Turnpike Corporation. (June 19, 1807.]
An Act to incorporate Joseph Newell, Ebenezer Niles, Abner Gardner and others,

for the purpose of building a Bridge across Mill Creek. (June 19, 1807.] Add.
act-1808 ch. 17.

Chap 14. An Act to incorporate a number of the inhabitants of the Town of Dorchester, in

the County of Norfolk, into a religious Society, by the name of the Second Parish

in Dorchester. (June 19, 1807.] Add, act—1817 ch. 28. Chap 15. An Act annexing a part of Plantation Number One, in the County of Oxford, com

monly known by the name of Thomsontown, to the Town of Hartford, in said

County. (June 20, 1807.] Chap 16. An Act for fixing the Time and Place of holding the Courts of Common Pleas, in

the County of Dukes County. (June 20, 1807.) Chap 17.

An Act to alter the Names of certain persons therein named. (June 20, 1807.] Chap 18.

An Act respecting the offices and duties of the Attorney-General, Solicitor-General, and County Attornies.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentaAppointment tives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, and powers of

That from and after the first day of September next, the attorcounty attornies.

nies for the Commonwealth, in the several counties, shall be ap

pointed, commissioned and sworn, in the same manner as the [This section repealed- attorney-general and solicitor-general arc; and it shall be the 1809 ch. 32, duty of the said county attornies, within their proper counties, and revived 1811 ch. 10.)

to appear and act in behalf of the Commonwealth, and of their said counties respectively, in all cases in which the Commonwealth or a county may be a party, in the Courts of Common Pleas, the Municipal Court, and the Supreme Judicial Court, in the absence of the attorney-general and solicitor-general, and in such other prosecutions in behalf of the Commonwealth, as

may be pointed out to them by instructions from the attorneyProviso. general, or solicitor-general: Provided, that the attorney-gener

al, when present, and, in his absence, the solicitor-general, if present, shall, in any court, have the direction and controul of prosecutions and suits in behalf of the Commonwealth ; and, provided also, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to excuse the attorney, and solicitor-general from attending to their official duties, as heretofore, in the Supreme Judicial Court.

Sect. 2. "Be it further enacted, That no attorney-general, so-To receive no private re- licitor-general, or county-attorney, shall receive any fee or reward for public ward from or in behalf of any prosecutor, for services in any service.

prosecution, to which it shall be his official duty to attend, or, during the pendency of such prosecution, be concerned, as counsel or attorney for either party, in any civil action depending on the same facts. [June 20, 1807.] See 1809 ch. 32. 1811 ch. 10.

Chap 19.

An Act authorizing the sale of the School Lands in the Town of Buckstown, to

raise a fund for the support of Schools in said town, and for appointing trustees for those purposes. (June 20, 1807.)

Chap. 20.

An Act for esta blishing a Corporation, by the name of the Newburyport Academy.

(June 20, 1807.) See 1819 ch. 15.

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