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Other paper printed in the said village, stating the time and place
of holding the same. (June 17, 1831.] Chap. 35. An Act to incorporate the Institution for Savings in the town of Newton.
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 Jobo Kenrick, Asa Cook, Seth Davis, Stephen porated.
Goodhue, William Jackson, Amos Lyon, Joel Fuller, Henry Craft, Nathaniel Fuller, Samuel Hyde, Ephraim Jackson, 2d., and Marshall S. Rice, and such others as may be duly elected, and their successors, be, and they are hereby incorporated into a body politic, by the name of the Institution for Savings in the
town of Newton. Deposits. Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation
shall be capable of receiving, from any person or persons disposed to obtain and enjoy the advantages of said institution, any deposit or deposits of money, and to use and improve the same, for the purposes, and according to the directions herein men
tioned and provided. Investment of Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That all deposits of money deposits, and
on of received by said institution, shall be by them improved to the income. best advantage, and be invested in such manner as best to pro
mote the objects of the institution ; and the income or profits thereof shall be by them divided among the persons making the said deposits, their executors, administrators and assigns, in just proportion, with reasonable deductions for expenses ; and the principal of such deposits may be withdrawn, at such time and in
such manner, as the said institution shall direct and appoint. General pow Sect. 4. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation
may have a common seal, which they may alter and renew at pleasure ; that all deeds, conveyances, grants, covenants, contracts and agreements, made by their treasurer, or any other person or persons by their authority and direction, shall be good and valid, and the said corporation shall at all times have power to sue, and may be sued, and may defend, and shall be held to answer by the pame aforesaid.
Sect. 5. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation Members.
shall, at any legal meeting, have power to elect by ballot any other person or persons, as member or members of said institution; and any member, upon filing a written notice with the president thereof, three months prior, may, at any annual meeting of said corporation, withdraw and forever dissolve his connexion
with the same. Annual meeting Sect. 6. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation and election of shall hereafter meet at Newton, some time in the month of Jan
uary annually, and at such other times as the corporation shall direct; and any seven members of the corporation, the president, treasurer or secretary being one, shall be a quorum, and the said corporation, at their first meeting, and at their meetings in January annually, shall have power to elect by ballot a president, and treasurer, who shall give bond in the sum of five thousand dollars, for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office,
and such other officers as to them shall appear necessary, which officers, so chosen, shall continue in office one year, and until others are chosen in their stead ; and all officers so chosen shall be under oath to the faithful performance of the duties of their office respectively.
Sect. 7. Be it further enacted, That the officers and agents Statement of afof said institution shall lay a statement of the affairs thereof be- fairs. fore any persons appointed by the Legislature to examine the same, whenever required so to do, and shall exhibit to them all the books and papers relating thereto, and shall submit to be examined by them under oath concerning the same
Sect. 8. Be it further enacted, That the said corpora- By-laws. tion shall have power to make by-laws for the more orderly managing of their concerns : provided the same are not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this Commonwealth. And the Legislature may, at any time, make such further regulations for the government of the said institution as they may deem expedient.
Sect. 9. Be it further enacted, That any one of the per- First meeting. sons named in this act shall have power to call the first meeting of said corporation at such time and place as he may judge proper, by giving notice in writing to the members of said corporation, at least ten days before the day of said meeting. [June 17, 1831.] An Act to set off certain land from the town of Dedham, and annex the same to the Cho town of Dorchester.
BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the following described parcel of land situate wholly with- Land set off. in the exterior limits of the town of Dorchester in the county of Norfolk, but which, as a part of the estate of one Thomas Howe, now deceased, was heretofore set off from said town of Dorchester, and annexed to the town of Dedham in said county, be, and the same is hereby set off from said town of Dedham, and reannexed to said town of Dorchester : viz : a parcel Description. of land containing twenty-eight acres, one quarter and twentynine rods, now owned by Abel Kenney of said Dorchester, husbandman, and bounded southeasterly seven chains and six links, on land of the heirs of Calvin Howe, deceased ; southwesterly fifty-five chains and fifty-four links, on land of said Kenney, and land of Samuel Paul ; northwesterly seven chains and six links on land of Samuel Paul and Isaac Paul ; and northeasterly about fifty-six chains, partly on land called the Brewer lot, and partly on land of said Kenney. [June 17, 1831.] An Act to incorporate the Pine Street Congregational Society.
** Chap 37. Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That Eliphalet Kimball, Benjamin Perkins, Peleg Persons incorMann, Daniel Prescott, Cornelius Briggs, Francis Batchelder, porated. Willard Williams, Nathaniel W. Withington, Charles Messin
ger, I. P. Tappan, Thomas Lamson, William Carleton, N. D. Vose, Seth Thaxter, together with all those persons who are subscribers of stock, or who shall bereafter become proprietors of pews in the Pine street meeting-house, situated on the corner of Pine and Washington streets, in the city of Boston, be, and hereby are incorporated as a religious society, by the name of the Pine street Congregational Society, with all the powers, privileges and immunities to which other religious societies in this Commonwealth are entitled by the laws and the constitution thereof, and subject to all the duties and liabilities to which other
religious societies are subject. Real and per. Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That said society shall sonal estate.
have power in law to take, purchase and hold any estale, real, personal or mixed, for the use of said society, and the same to sell, mortgage or otherwise dispose of, as they may see fit : provided, the income thereof, exclusive of their meeting-house and land under and adjoining it, shall not at any time exceed the sum
of two thousand dollars per annum. Assessments on Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said society shall
be empowered to assess upon the pews in their meeting-house, according to a valuation of said pews, which shall be agreed upon by said society, all sums of money which shall hereafter be voted to be raised by the said society for the support of public worship, and other parochial charges, and all assessments upon
the pews as aforesaid may be collected in the manner provided 1817 ch. 189. by to an act authorizing the proprietors of churches, meeting
houses and other houses of public worship to regulate and manage their property and interests therein,” passed the twentyfourth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and eighteen. By-laws. Sect. 4. Be it further enacted, That said society shall have
power to establish such regulations, rules and by-laws, for their government, and for the management of their affairs, as they may from time to time see fit: provided, the same be not repug
nant to the constitution and laws of this Commonwealth. First meeting. Sect. 5. Be it further enacted, That Eliphalet Kimball
and Benjamin Perkins be, and they are hereby authorized to call the first meeting of said corporation, by publishing notifications of the time and place of meeting in some public newspaper printed in the city of Boston, three several times, the last publication to be one week before the time of meeting. [June 17,
1831.] Chan. 38. An Act in further addition to an Act entitled “An Act establishing the City of Bos1821 ch. 110. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, 1822 ch. 107. 1824 ch. 49. in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, Time for city That the time for the city council of the city of Boston to meet in convention.
cet in convention, in order to determine the number of representa
tives which it may be expedient for said city to send to the General Court, shall be in the month of October, instead of May, in each year, any thing in the act to which this is in addition to the contrary notwithstanding. [June 17, 1831.]
An Act to incorporate the South Boston Meeting and Market-house Association. Chan. 39.
Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That George C. Thacher, Joseph Harris, Jr., Ebe- Persons incornezer Stevens and James Jackman, their associates, successors porated. and assigns, be, and they hereby are made a corporation, by the name of the South Boston Meeting and Market-house Association, for the purpose of erecting, in that part of the city of Boston called South Boston, a building, to be used as a meetinghouse and market-house, and for other uses ; and by that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, appear, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and may have a common seal, which they may alter and renew at pleasure, and may elect such officers, and make and establish such by-laws as they may deem necessary or expedient for the management of their affairs : provided, that such by-laws shall not be repugnant to the constitution or laws of this Commonwealth.
Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the corporation hereby Real and perestablished may take and hold, for the purpose aforesaid, real sonal or personal estate, the annual income of which shall not exceed the surn of two thousand dollars.
Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That any one of the per- First meeting. sons named in the first section of this act may call the first meeting of said association, and fix the time and place of said meeting, by posting notifications thereof in two or more public places in said South Boston, seven days at least before such intended meeting. [June 17, 1831.]
An Act to incorporate the Boston Wrought Nail Company. Chap. 40. Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That Charles C. Starbuck, John H. Jenks, and Persons incorsuch other persons as may become associated with them, their porated.; successors and assigns, be, and they hereby are created a body corporate, by the name of the Boston Wrought Nail Company, for the purpose of manufacturing wrought nails and machinery for the same, at Boston, in the county of Suffolk ; and for this pur- Powers and dupose shall have all the powers and privileges, and shall be subject ties. to all the duties and requirements, contained in an act, passed on the twenty-third day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty, entitled "an act defining the 1829 ch. 53. general powers and duties of manufacturing corporations.”
Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That said corporation may Real and pertake and hold such real estate, not exceeding in value the sum sonal estate. of seventy-five thousand dollars, and such personal estate, not exceeding in value the like sum, as may be convenient and suitable for carrying on the business aforesaid. [June 17, 1831.]
An Act relating to the erection of the Pitcher Great Bridge in Norwich.
General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, County commis
is. That, whenever it shall become necessary, by reason of the desioners to re- cay of the Pitcher Great Bridge, so called, over the main branch build bridge.
of the Agawam, or Westfield river, in Norwich, in the county of Hampshire, to rebuild the same, it shall be the duty of the county commissioners of said county, and they are hereby required to cause the same to be rebuilt, and one half of the expense of re
building said bridge, shall be borne by the said county, and one Proviso. half thereof by the said town of Norwich: provided, that the
whole cost of rebuilding the same shall not exceed the sum of six hundred dollars; and provided, also, that the expense of maintaining and supporting said Pitcher Great Bridge, after the same shall have been rebuilt, shall be borne by said Norwich forever.
[June 18, 1831.] Chap. 42.
An Act to incorporate the First Baptist Society in Troy.
sentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of Persons incor the same, That Asa P. French, Enoch French, Abiathar Hall, porated.
Charles Church, John Davol, Philip Smith, Perry M. Peckham, Richmond Davol, Stephen L. French, Job B. French, Alanson Cobb, Nicholas White, Ucal Woodman, William Boomer, Seth Darling, Bradley Miner, John W. Adams, Wanton Hathaway and William Ashley, with their assoicates and successors, be, and they are hereby incorporated into a religious society, by the name of the First Baptist Society in Troy, with all the privileges, powers and immunities, and subject to all the duties and liabilities, to which parishes and other religious societies are entitled and
subjected by the constitution and laws of this Commonwealth. Real and per- Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That said society may hold,
by grant, gift, devise, purchase or otherwise, real and personal estate to any amount, not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, for
the use of the said society. Assessments on Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said society, at
any meeting duly called, may assess upon the pews in their meeting-house, such sums of money as may be necessary to defray the expenses of repairing the meeting-house, and for other purposes incident to the authority given by this act; and all such sums of money shall be apportioned according to the relative
value of the respective pews, and shall be a lien thereupon, until Pews may be all assessments shall be paid. And if any proprietor of any pew sold on refusal or neglect to
or pews shall neglect or refuse to pay any assessment duly made thereupon within sixty days from the time he shall have notice thereof, the treasurer may sell the same by public auction, after giving fourteen days previous notice of the time and place of sale, in writing, posted on the meeting-house of the said society; and the money arising from such sale, after first deducting the assessments due, and the expenses of sale and collection, the said treasurer shall pay over to said delinquent proprietor ; and said treasurer is authorized and empowered, upon the sale aforesaid, to