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voters to be
the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and publish the same in
Sect. 24. Be it further enacted, That prior to every elecWard lists of tion of city officers, or of any officer or officers under the gomade-
vernment of the United States or of this Commonwealth, it shall
ant assessors, and other officers of said city. And it shall be and deliver- the duty of said mayor and aldermen to deliver such list of the erl to ward voters in each ward, so prepared and corrected, to the clerk of clerks for war- said ward, to be used by the warden and inspectors thereof at spectors’ use at such election ; and no person shall be entitled to vote at such elections.
election, whose name is not borne on such list. And to prevent None to vote all frauds and mistakes in such elections, it shall be the duty of whose name is the inspectors, in each ward, to take care that no person shall
vote at such election, whose name is not so borne on the list of
Sect. 25. Be it further enacted, That general meetings of General meet- the citizens, qualified to vote in city affairs, may from time to ings.
time be held, to consult upon the common good, to give instruc-
Sect. 26. Be it further enacted, That all warrants for the Warrants for meetings of the citizens, for municipal purposes, to be had ineetings to be either in general meetings or in wards, shall be issued by the or and alder- mayor and aldermen, and shall be in such form, and shall be
served, executed, and returned at such time, and in such man-
Sect. 27. Be it further enacted, That for the purpose of
organizing the system of government hereby established, and ganizing the putting the same into operation in the first instance, the selectcity.
men of the town of Boston, for the time being, shall seasona-
tive wards, qualified to vote as aforesaid, at such place and hour as they shall think expedient, for the purpose of choosing a warden, clerk, and five inspectors of elections, and also to give in their votes for a mayor and eight aldermen, for said city, and four common councilmen, three firewards, one overseer of the poor, and one member of the school committee, for each ward; and the transcripts of the records of each ward, specifying the votes given for mayor and aldermen, firewards, overseers, and members of the school committee, certified by the warden, clerk, and a majority of the inspectors of such ward, shall, at said first election, be returned to the said select- Return of men of the town of Boston, whose duty it shall be to examine votes. and compare the same. And in case said elections shall not be complete at the first election, then to issue a new warrant, until such election shall be completed, and to give notice thereof, in the manner herein before directed, to the several persons elected. And at said first meeting, the clerk of each ward, under the present organization, shall call the citizens to order, and preside until a warden shall be chosen; and at said first meeting, a list of voters in each ward, prepared and corrected by the selectmen of the town of Boston, for the time being, shall be delivered to the clerk of each ward, to be used as herein before directed.
SECT. 28. Be it further enacted, That so much of the act heretofore passed, relative to the establishment of a board of Repeal of acts. health for the town of Boston, as provides for the choice of members of the said board, and so much of the several acts relative to the assessment and collection of taxes within the town of Boston, as provides for the election of assistant assessors, also all such acts, and parts of acts, as come within the purview of this act, and which ar inconsistent with, or repug. nant to the provisions of this act, shall be, and the same are hereby repealed.
Sect. 29. And whereas by the laws of this Commonwealth, towns are authorized and required to hold their annual meetings, some time in the months of March or April, in each year, for the choice of town officers; and whereas, such meeting, in the month of March, in the present year, for the town of Boston, would be useless and unnecessarily burthensome : Therefore,
Be it further enacted, That the annual town meetings, in the months of March or April, be suspended, and all town officers March meet
ings suspended. now in office shall hold their places until this act shall go into operation.
Sect. 30. Be it further enacted, That nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to restrain or prevent the Legislative Legislature from amending or altering the same, whenever controul. they shall deem it expedient.
Sect. 31. Be it further enacted, That this act shall be void, unless the inhabitants of the town of Boston, at a legal town meeting, called for that purpose, shall, by a written vote, de- Conditional termine to adopt the same within twelve days. [Feb. 23, 1822.] clause.
Note.............No references are made to Acts not in force.
ABATEMENT of writs
not to be brought against insolvent estales 152
194. 307 for fraudulently destroying vessels ii. 78
222. jj. 579 for damage by cattle at large contrary
for injuries arising from nuisance ii. 25
in S. J. Court, triable before one judge
ii. 113. ii. 428. ii. 536
co-tenant, for waste
264. ii. 178
personal, limitation of
against ex'ors and adm'ors 400
161 to 169
161. ii. 552
ii. 50) to be in the name of the Common-
66. ii. ib.
169 writ and signing
ib. ii. ib.
71 bonds for prosecution when required 321. 289
on joint contractors 556
writs of error, when allowed 416. ii. 554
555 erecutions how directed and returned 140. 184
when to issue
140. f. 493
555 limitations of real actions 264. ü. 178
of personal actions
of actions against er ecutors and
of actions on penal statutes
private, printed copies evidence
169 Addamnum to determine justices'jurisdiction 546
168 Adjournment of the legislature 23, 25
of the supreme court 66. ii. 534
of the common pleas ü. 552
duty of quarter master general transfer.
Admeasurement of timber regulated ü, 566
ib. Administration, when to be granted and to
of estates of persons dying out of the
ii. 190 de bonis non, when granted 76. ii. 464
167 || ADMINISTRATORS, when to be appointed ii. 461
ib. when executors refuse
or neglect to gire bond
how to give notice of their appointment 360
how to proceed against those who conceal
or to account for estate entrusted to them 105
living out of the state, how proceeded with 97
168. ii. 553 when and how to be remored 97. ii, 205
may be required to give further secu-
100. i. 490
397 how to proceed when the estate is in-
330 vent estates
unless the claim is rejected by commission-
152. ii. 414