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in operation within one year from the passage of this act, the same

shall be void. Location. Sect. 12. Be it further enacted, That said Firemens' In

surance Company shall be established in the city of Boston, and be liable to be taxed by any general law providing for the taxation

of all similar corporations. Liability of Sect. 13. Be it further enacted, That in case of any loss president and

or losses taking place which shall be equal to the amount of the directors.

capital stock of said company, and the president and directors, after knowing of such loss or losses, shall subscribe to any policy of insurance, their estates, jointly and severally, shall be accouniable for the amount of any and every loss which shall take place

under policies thus subscribed. [June 10, 1831.] Chap. 12. An Act to incorporate the Boston and Hingham Steam Boat Company.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That David Whiton, Luther J. Barnes, Rufus Lane, Henry Nye, Ensign Barnes, Rusus W. Lincoln, Charles Lane, Bela Whiton, Daniel Bassett, Nathaniel Whittemore, Thomas Loring, Nathan Rice, Leavitt Souther, and Moses L. Humphrey, their associates, successors and assigns, be, and they are hereby made a corporation and body politic, by the name of the Boston and Hingham Steam Boat Company, for the purpose of running a steam boat, and providing other accommodations connected therewith, for the convenience of the public travel between

Boston and Hingham, and the towns adjacent thereto, with auBy-laws. thority to sue and be sued, to choose such officers and to make such

by-laws as the good management of said corporation may require : provided, the same are not repugnant to the constitution and laws

of the Commonwealth. Real and per. Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That said company may sonal estate. lawfully purchase, hold and convey real estate in the town of

Hingham, not exceeding the value of twenty thousand dollars, and

personal estate not exceeding the value of forty thousand dollars. First meeting.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That David Whiton is hereby authorized to call the first meeting of said company, by an advertisement in the Boston Courier, and Hingham Gazette, four days at least before the time of holding the same. [June

10, 1831.] Chap 13.

An Act to incorporate the Mechanic Hall Association.
Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre-

sentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the Persons incor- same, That. Daniel Messinger, Samuel T. Armstrong, Joseph porated.

T. Buckingham, John Cotton, Uriel Crocker, George Darricott, Ezra Dyer, Stephen Fairbanks, James McAllister, Benjamin Russell, John P. Thorndike, Charles Wells and Thomas Whitmarsh, of Boston, their associates, successors and assigns, be, and they, hereby are constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of Mechanic Hall Association ; and by that name may sue and be sued, defend and be defended in any court of record, or other place whatsoever, may have a common seal, and the same at pleasure may break, alter or renew ; and may make and ordain such by-laws, rules and regulations, as to them may seem necessary and convenient for the government of said corporation, and the prudent management of their property : provided, that such by-laws be not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this Commonwealth.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation Real and permay be lawfully seized and possessed of such real and personal sonal estate. estate, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars in value, as may be necessary and convenient for the purpose of erecting and maintaining, in the city of Boston, a public edifice, which may contain a large and convenient lecture room, a hall or halls suitable for the accommodation of public assemblies of the citizens, apartments suitable for a Mechanics' Library, or other public library or libraries, and for the exbibition of the productions of the manufacturing, mechanic and fine arts; and for any other purposes not incompatible with the laws of the Commonwealth, and tending to promote improvement in morals, arts and science.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the capital stock of Capital stock to the company bereby incorporated, shall be divided into shares of be divided into one hundred dollars each, which shares may be transferred, as personal property, at the pleasure of the owner, subject to such regulations in the mode of transfer as may be established by the by-laws of the corporation.

Sect. 4. Be it further enacted, That any three of the per- First meeting. sons herein before named, may call the first meeting of the corporation, by advertising it in any one of the newspapers printed in the city of Boston, ten days at least before the time of the proposed meeting, at which meeting, or at any adjournment thereof, from time to time, to any period not exceeding seven days, they may epact by-laws, elect the necessary officers, and take all the measures expedient or necessary for carrying into complete effect the purposes of their association. (June 10, 1831.] An Act to incorporate the President, Directors and Company of the Mechanics Bank Chap. 14. in New Bedford.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That Isaac Howland, John Price, William R. Rod- Persons incorman, Jonathan Howland, Edmund Gardner, Latham Cross, porated. Ephraim Kempton, David Coffin, George T. Baker, their associates, successors and assigns, be, and they are hereby created a corporation, by the name of the President, Directors and Company of the Mechanics Bank, and shall so continue until the first day of October, which shall be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, and said corporation shall Powers and dube entitled to all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the ties. duties, liabilities and requirements, contained in an act, passed on the twenty-eighth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, entitled “ an act to reg- ..

1828 ch. 96. ulate banks and banking,” and the provisions of an act passed on"

1830 ch. 58.

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the twenty-eighth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, entitled an act to continue the banking corporations therein named, and for other purposes."

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the capital stock of said corporation shall consist of the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, to be paid in such instalments, and at such times, as the stockholders may direct : provided the whole be paid within one year from the passing of this act.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said bank shall be established in the town of New Bedford, and that any one of the persons herein named shall be authorized to call the first meeting of said corporation by advertising the same in any newspaper printed in the town of New Bedford, ten days at least before said meeting. [June 10, 1831.]

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Chap. 15. An Act to incorporate Trustees of the First Parish in Dorchester.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of Persons incor the same, That Ebenezer Clapp, Henry Gardner, and Samuel porated.

P. Loud, all of said Dorchester, be, and they are hereby constituted a body corporate, with their associates and successors, by

the name of the Trustees of the First Parish in Dorchester. By-laws.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said trustees and their associates and successors, may elect such officers, and make and ordain such by-laws and regulations as they may deem necessary for their own government, and the proper management of the funds committed to their care, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this Commonwealth. The number of such trustees shall not exceed five, nor be less than three, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the number of such trustees shall be determined by said par

ish at a legal meeting assembled for that purpose. Property. Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That said trustees, their

associates and successors, shall have power to take, hold and possess, all the property, now belonging to said parish, or which may hereafter accrue to the same by grant, donation or otherwise, both real and personal, in trust for the use and benefit of said parish, for the purpose of promoting and supporting the public worship of God, according to the established usages of said parish, and for other religious purposes consistent therewith. And all vacancies in said board of trustees, occurring by death, resignation or otherwise, shall be supplied by said parish in legal meeting assembled for that purpose : provided, however, that until such meeting shall be had, such vacancies may be filled by

said board of trustees. Amount of Sect. 4. Be it further enacted, That all grants, devises or funds.

donations, made, or which hereafter may be made to said trustees in their said capacity, for the use and benefit of said parish, shall be valid to every intent and purpose. And said trustees may hold and possess funds consisting of real or personal estate of said parish, the annual income of which shall not exceed two thousand dollars : provided, the same annual income be strictly applied to the objects contemplated by this act, and according to the directions of the donors.

Sect. 5. Be it further enacted, That Ebenezer Clapp, First meeting. before pamed, be, and he hereby is authorized to call the first meeting of said trustees, by giving to each of the other named trustees at least seven days previous notice of the time and place of holding the same. [June 10, 1831.] An Act in further addition to the several Acts regulating the Paving of Streets in Chap. 17. Boston.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the surveyors of highways of the city of Boston, whenever Surveyors of they shall judge it expedient, may order any street of said city highways may

order any street to be macadamized, and the several provisions of an act entitled to be macadam" an act to regulate the paving of streets in the town of Boston, ized. and for removing obstructions in the same," passed on the twen- 17

(v. 2. p. 338.) ty-second day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 1804 ch. 73. hundred and ninety-nine, and of the several acts in addition thereto, shall be deemed and taken to apply to streets ordered to 1816 ch. 90. be macadamized, as well as to streets ordered to be paved in said city, and the macadamizing of any of said streets shall, to all intents and purposes of said several acts, be deemed equivalent to the paving of the same, and shall create the same liabilities in all respects, under the said several acts, as would be created under them by the paving of such streets. [June 13, 1831.] Add. act, 1833 ch. 128. An Act in addition to an Act entitled “ An Act incorporating certain persons into a Chan. 18. Society, by the name of the Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society." BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in

"" (v. 1. p. 533.) General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society be, and they hereby Society author

ized to dispose are authorized to appropriate and dispose of such part of the of part of their funds of said society to any other charitable purpose or purposes funds to other

Fawch charitable purthan those mentioned in their act of incorporation, and to such

poses. benevolent institutions within this Commonwealth, as they may have already designated by their vote or votes, or shall hereafter from time to time deem fit and proper to designate, at any meeting duly called for such purpose : provided, that such appropriation shall not exceed twenty-five per centum of the whole capital stock of said society : and provided, also, it shall in no case alfect the bequests of any individual who has bequeathed or may. bequeath any legacy to said society. [June 13, 1831.]

An Act to alter the location and change the name of the Sunderland Bank. Chap. 19. Secr. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 1824 ch. 148.

1825 ch. 155. sentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of 1830 ch. 149. the same, That, from and after the first day of October next, the Name and loca

tion altered. president, directors and company of the Sunderland bank, may

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establish their banking house and do their banking business in Amherst, in the county of Hampshire, and the name of the said corporation shall thereafter be changed, and the same be known and called by the name and style of The President, Directors and Company of the Amherst Bank ; and from and after the said first day of October, the power of said corporation to transact

their banking business in Sunderland shall cease. Liabilities. Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said president,

directors and company of the Amherst bank shall be subject to all the duties, liabilities and obligations of the said president, directors and company of the Sunderland bank, as they shall exist on the said first day of October next, and the same shall be by them performed and assumed at their banking house in said Amherst, any thing in the tenor of their bills, or other contracts and obligations, to the contrary notwithstanding : provided, that the present board of directors may continue in office until the next regular election of directors, although a majority of them may not be residents within the said county of Hampshire. [June 13,

1831.] Chap 20. An Act to incorporate the Proprietors of Tremont House.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That Thomas H. Perkins, Andrew E. Belknap, William H. Eliot, and Samuel A. Eliot, all of Boston, and their associates, successors, and assigns, be, and they hereby are made and constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of " The Proprietors of Tremont House,” and by that name are made capable in law to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, to have a common seal, and the same to alter and renew at pleasure, and generally to do and perform all acts incident to corporations, according to the laws of this Commonwealth, and

the provisions, limitations and restrictions in this act contained. Real and per- Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation

hereby created is hereby enabled and empowered to purchase and to hold as corporate property all that real estate situate in the city of Boston, at the corner of Beacon street and Tremont street, being the public hotel commonly called Tremont house, and the land under and belonging to the same, and also the household furniture, and other personal property now belonging to said establishment, and also to purchase and hold such other real estate in the city of Boston as shall be necessary or convenient for stables, bath-houses, or other offices connected with, or for the use of said hotel, and also such other personal property as they shall deem necessary or convenient : provided, always, that the real estate held by said corporation at any one time shall not exceed in value the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, over and above the value of the said real estate now occupied for the use of said hotel, but said corporation may sell or exchange any of the real estate so purchased by them : provided, also, that the books of said corporation shall be open to all persons having claims and

sonal estate.

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