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Sect. 5. Be it further enacted, That the said court shall also have jurisdiction in Jurisdiction. all civil actions now pending, in which questions of law have been reserved, or exceptions bave been taken to any opinion or ruling of the said court, or which have arisen on any pleadings, or by writ of error or certiorari; and the said court, at said term, shall have power and authority to hear and determine all such cases, and award judge ment and execution thereon, or otherwise dispose of the same, as law and justice shall require. [June 5, 1830.] Repealed, 1836 ch. 7.

An Act in addition to an Act to incorporate the Franklin Rail-road Company. Chap. 17.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 1829 ch. 93. resentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That so much of the tenth section of the act, to Repeal. which this is in addition, as authorizes the Legislature to alter and reduce the rate of tolls and income from said rail-road, be, .and the saine is hereby repealed.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That no other rail-road Restrictions on than the one granted by the act to which this act is in addition, and

dation grants of other

il-roads. shall, during the period of thirty years from the passing of this act, be authorized to be made, leading from Boston to any place within five miles of the western termination of the Franklin railroad, on the boundary line of this State, or within five miles of the said rail-road within the counties of Worcester or Franklin, except it be for the accommodation of a different line of travel and transportation. And the Legislature shall have power to authorize the making of branches from said rail-road, for the accommodation of such different line of travel and transportation, having a termination distant from the western termination of the said Franklin rail-road, whenever, in their judgment, public convenience and necessity may render the same expedient.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the term of one year, Time extended. in addition to the time allowed in the sixteenth section of the act to which this is in addition, be granted to said company, for the purpose of obtaining subscription, organizing the company, and locating the route, and also for completing said rail-road. [June 7, 1830.] Add. act, 1832 ch. 79. An Act in addition to an Act entitled, “An Act to incorporate Jonathan Gardner, Chan. 18.

Janior, and others therein pamed, into a Society, by the name of the Marine Society at Salem, in the county of Essex, in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, in New Apr. 1772. England."

1783 ch. 34, re

pealed by 1789 BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in th. 32. "Y General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, (v. 1. p. 260.) That the corporation established by the act to which this act is Real and per

sonal estate, in addition, be and hereby is authorized to take and hold, by do- so nation or otherwise, for the purposes of said corporation, real and personal estate, the annual income of which shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars, any thing in the act to which this act is in addition lo the contrary notwithstanding. [Jan. 14, 1831.)

An Act to incorporate the Taunton Copper Manufacturing Company. Ch Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That William A. Crocker, Samuel L. Crocker, Persons incorGeorge A. Crocker, Nathaniel Crandell, Daniel Brewer, Sam- porated. uel B. King, and David G. W. Cobb, together with such other

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ties.

Chap. 20.

persons as may hereafter associate with them, their successors and assigns, be, and they hereby are made a corporation, by the name of the Taunton Copper Manufacturing Company, for the purpose of manufacturing various articles from copper, zinc, lead

and other metals and mixed metals, at Taunton and Norton, in Powers and du- the county of Bristol ; and for that purpose shall have all the

powers and privileges, and be subject to all the duties and re1829 ch. 53. quirements, contained in an act entitled, “ an act defining the gen

eral powers and [the] duties of manufacturing corporations,' passed February iwenty-third, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation Real and per• sonal estate. may be lawfully seized of such real estate not exceeding the value

of iwenty-five thousand dollars, and such personal estate not ex-
ceeding the value of seventy-five thousand dollars, as may be
necessary and convenient for establishing and carrying on the
manufactures above mentioned at Taunton and Norton. [Jan.
15, 1831.] Add. act, 1832 ch. 134 : 1836 ch. 182.

An Act to incorporate the Hamilton Woollen Company.
Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep-

resentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of Persons incor- the same, That Willard Sayles and Samuel A. Hitchcock, toporated. gether with such other persons as may hereafter associate with

them, their successors and assigns, be, and they hereby are made a corporation, by the name of the Hamilton Woollen Company, for the purpose of manufacturing wool and cotton

at Southbridge in the county of Worcester, and for that purPowers and du- pose shall have all the powers and privileges, and be subject to ties.

all the duties and requirements contained in an act entitled " an 1829 ch. 53. act defining the general powers and [the] duties of manufacturing

corporations” passed February twenty-third in the year of our

Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty. Real and per

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That said corporation may sonal estate. be lawfully seized of such real estate (not exceeding the value

of one hundred thousand dollars,) and such personal estate not
exceeding the value of one hundred thousand dollars, as may be
necessary and convenient for establishing and carrying on the
manufacture of wool and cotton at Southbridge aforesaid. (Jan.
17, 1831.]

An Act to incorporate the Suffolk Manufacturing Company.
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 Joseph Tilden, Samuel Appleton, William Apporated. pleton, George W. Lyman and Henry Cabot, their associates,

successors and assigns, be, and they hereby are made a corporation, by the name of the Suffolk Manufacturing Company, for the purpose of manufacturing cotton and woollen goods, in the

town of Lowell in the county of Middlesex, and for this purPowers and du- pose shall have all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all ties

the duties and requirements, contained in an act passed the twen

Chap. 21.

ty-third day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty, entitled “an act defining the general 1829 ch. 53. powers and duties of manufacturing corporations."

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the capital stock of Capital stock. said corporation shall not exceed the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, and that the said corporation may be lawfully seized and possessed of such real estate as may be necessary and Real estate. convenient for the purposes aforesaid, not exceeding the value of one hundred thousand dollars, exclusive of buildings and improvements that may be made thereon by the said corporation. [Jan. 17, 1831.]

An Act to incorporate the Northampton Woollen Manufacturing Company. Chap. 24. Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That Stephen Brewer and Edward H. Robbins, Persons incor. their associates, successors and assigns, be, and they hereby are porated. made a corporation by the name of the Northampton Woollen Manufacturing Company, for the purpose of manufacturing woollen goods in the town of Northampton, in the county of Hampshire, and for this purpose shall have all the powers and privi- Powers and duleges, and be subject to all the duties and requirements, contained ties. 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 1829 ch. 53. act defining the general powers and duties of manufacturing corporations."

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation Real estate and may lawfully take and hold such real estate, as may be necessary capital stock. and convenient for carrying on the manufacture aforesaid, not exceeding the value of fifty thousand dollars, and that the capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed the sum of one hundred thousand dollars. [Jan. 21, 1831.] An Act in addition to an act incorporating the Salem Lead Manufacturing Company. Chap. 25.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in 1893. 84 General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the Salemn Lead Manufacturing Company may hold and Real and perpossess real estate, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, sonal estate. and personal estate, not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, for the purposes specified in the act incorporating said manufacturing company : and that so much of the said act, as is repugnant to this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed. [Jan. 21, 1831.) An Act to authorize the Massachusetts Fire and Marine Insurance Company to re- Chan. 26. duce its capital stock. Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre-i

Denne 1795 ch. 22. sentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of App.) the same, That the Massachusetts Fire and Marine Insurance Company be, and they hereby are authorized to reduce the cap- App.). ital stock of said corporation to three hundred thousand dollars, 180

1805 ch. 47. and to divide the excess among the stockholders proportionally ; 1824 ch. 118. and such reduced capital stock shall be divided into eight thou- Reduction of

capital stock. VOL. VII.

contracts.

Chap. 27.

sand shares, each share to consist of thirty-seven dollars and

fifty cents. Not to affect Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That no contracts whatev

er heretofore made by said corporation shall be in any manner

affected or impaired by said reduction or division. When this act Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That this act shall not shall take effect.

take effect, until, by reassurance, or compromise with the as-
sured, said corporation shall have protected or relieved itself
from so much of any outstanding risk as exceeds the sum of
ten per centum of its reduced capital : and that hereafter, said
corporation shall not take any sum upon any one risk exceeding
ten per centum of the amount of its reduced capital. [Jan. 22,
1831.]

Add. acts 1835 ch. 21 : 1836 ch. 39.
An Act to provide for the Survey and Admeasurement of Wood, Coal, and Bark for

fuel, brought by water into the city of Boston, for sale.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General City govern

Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, Thai from and after the passage of ment may make this act, it shall be lawful for the city government of the city of Boston, to make and rules for the in- establish ordinances, rules and regulations, for the inspection, survey, admeasurement, spection of and sale of wood, coal and bark for fuel brought by water into the city for sale, as they wood, &c. may from time to time determine to be expedient and suitable to the circumstances of

the said city, and to ordain fit penalties for the breach of such ordinances, rules and regulations, to be recovered in the same manner and before the same courts, as other

fines and forfeitures are recoverable by law. May appoint

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, that the said city government, in their discretion, inspectors, &c. may also provide for the appointment of all such surveyors, inspectors and other of:

ficers, as they may find expedient and proper, for the execution of such ordinances, rules and regulations, and fix their fees and compensation for their official duties and

services. Legislative con- SECT. 3. Be it further enacted, That this act may be altered, amended or repealtrol.

ed, at the pleasure of the Legislature. [Jan. 25, 1831.] Repealed 1836 ch. 7. Chap. 28.

An Act to incorporate the Institution for Savings in the town of Barnstable.

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

resentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of Persons incor- the same, That Danforth P. Wight, John Munroe, Williarn porated.

Lewis, Henry Hersey, Josiah Hinkley, Matthew Cobb, Isaiah L. Green, Thomas Percival, James Smith, Loring Crocker, Enoch T. Cobb, Joseph A. Davis, Amos Otis, Jr., Charles Marston, and Henry Crocker, 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 Sav

ings in the town of Barnstable. 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 mentioned and

provided. Investment and

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That all deposits of money,

received by said institution, shall be by them improved to the posits.

best advantage, and be invested in such manner as best to promote 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 or assigns, in just proportion, with reasonable deductions for expenses, and the principal of such deposits may be withdrawn, at such times, and in such manner as the said institution shall direct and appoint.

SECT. 4. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation Election of shall, at any legal meeting, have power to elect by ballot any

members. 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.

Sect. 5. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation General powers. may have a common seal, which they may alter and renew at pleasure. And 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 lo sue, and may be sued, and may defend, and shall be held to answer by the name aforesaid.

Sect. 6. Be it further enacted, That the said corporation Time and place shall hereafter meet at Barnstable, some time in the month of officers, &c. July annually, and at such other times as the corporation shall direct, and any seven members of said 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 July annually, shall have power to elect, by ballot, a president and a 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 offices respectively.

Sect. 7. Be it further enacted, That the officers and agents Statement of of the said institution shall lay a statement of the affairs thereof before 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 corporation By-laws. 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, and may, at any time hereafter, alter, amend or repeal this act.

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 the said corporation, at such time and place as he may judge proper, by giving notice to the members of the said corporation, in the public newspapers printed in the town of Barnstable. (Jan. 29, 1831.)

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