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and profits of every kind which they shall have received from the said rail-road, will be equal to ten per cent. per annum on the cost of said rail-road, from the date of the payment thereof by the stockholders of the said corporation, to the time of such purchase ; and every thing contained in the act to which this is in addition, inconsistent with the provisions herein made, is hereby repealed.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the further period of time extended. one year, beyond the respective times mentioned in the act to which this is in addition, is hereby granted to the said corporation for filing the location of the route, and completing said rail-road. [March 7, 1832.]

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An Act to incorporate the Proprietors of the New Bedford and Fairhaven Ferry. C 108.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That Ivory H. Bartlett, Asa Swift, Jr., Ezekiel Persons incorSawin and William T. Hawes, their associates, successors and assigns, be, and they hereby are constituted a corporation, by the name of the Proprietors of the New Bedford and Fairhaven Ferry, and by that name may sue and be sued to final judgment and execution, and do and suffer all other matters and things which bodies politic may or ought to suffer and do; and said corporation shall have full power to make and use a common seal, and the same to break, alter and renew at pleasure.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That said corporation be, Establishment and they hereby are authorized to establish and support a ferry and support of

a ferry. across Accushnett river, in the county of Bristol, from the easterly termination of Union street in New Bedford, or from some point south of said street, to the shore of the village of Fairhaven.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That said corporation shall Accommodabe held liable to afford all necessary and proper accommodation, tion of passen

? gers by said and give due attendance to all persons having occasion to pass ferry. said river by the said ferry.

Sect. 4. Be it further enacted, That either of the persons First meeting, named in this act is authorized to call the first meeting of said cor- officers and poration, by causing notice thereof to be published in one of the newspapers printed in New Bedford, at least seven days previous to the time of holding said meeting, and the said proprietors, at the same, or any subsequent meeting, may elect such officers as to them may seem proper, and may make and establish any bylaws, rules and regulations, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this Commonwealth, that shall be necessary or convenient for regulating said corporation, and for effecting, completing and executing the purposes aforesaid, and for collecting the toll herein after granted, and the same by-laws, rules and regulations may cause to be kept and executed; or for the breach thereof, mpay order and enjoin fines and penalties not exceeding twenty dollars.

Sect. 5. Be it further enacted, That the same toll be, Tolls. and hereby is granted, for the benefit of said proprietors, as was

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granted to the proprietors of New Bedford bridge, by an act passed on the seventeenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six. (March 8, 1832.]

porated.

Chap 109. An Act to incorporate the Salt Water Pond Company in Harwich.

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 Theophilus Burgess, Jeremiah Walker, Obed

Brooks, Barpabas Ellis, and Ezra Nickerson, their associates, successors and assigns, be, and they hereby are made a corporation, by the name of the Salt Water Pond Company, for the purpose of constructing a harbor for vessels and boats in Salt Water Pond in the town of Harwich, and by their corporate name, shall sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, may have a common seal, which they may alter at pleasure, and shall have power to appoint all such officers, and to make all such by-laws and regulations, as shall be necessary for the management of their concerns : provided, that the same be not inconsistent with the laws

of this Commonwealth. Company may

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said company deepen pond," shall have power to deepen said pond, and to open and maintain and open cban. witohle chonnel from nel, &c.

a suitable channel from the same into the sea or bay adjoining the same, also to erect and keep in repair all such wharves or piers as

may be convenient for the use of said harbor. Wharfage and Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That said company shall dockage.

have power to demand and recover of any person or vessel using or improving the said harbor, or any of its appendages, such compensation as wharfage, dockage or rent, as the said company

shall, by their by-laws, establish and determine. Real and per Sect. 4. Be it further enacted, That the said company may sonal estate.

hold real estate, not exceeding in value the sum of fifty thousand dollars, and personal estate, not exceeding in value the sum of ten thousand dollars, as may be necessary and convenient to carry into effect the objects of this act, and either of the persons named in this act may call the first meeting of said company, by giving ten days previous notice of the time, place and objects of said meeting. [March 9, 1832.]

Chap 110.

An Act to increase the capital stock of the Danvers Bank.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre1824 ch. 151. 1830 ch. 58. sentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of Increase of cap. the same, That the president, directors, and company of the ital.

Danvers Bank, be, and hereby are authorized and empowered to increase their capital stock, by an addition of thirty thousand dollars thereto, in shares of one hundred dollars each, which shall be paid in such instalments, and at such times, as the president and directors of said bank may direct and determine : provided, however, that the whole amount shall be paid

in, on or before the first day of October next. Additional

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the additional stock stock subject to aforesaid shall be subject to the like tax, regulations, restrictions tax, &c.

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and provisions, to which the present capital stock of said corporation is now subject.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That, before said corpo- Certificate. ration shall proceed to do business upon said additional capital, a certificate, signed by the president and directors, and attested by the cashier, that the same has been actually paid into said bank, sball be returned into the office of the secretary of this Commonwealth. [March 9, 1832.] An Act to increase the capital stock of the Dedham Bank.

Chap 111. Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 1813. c. 175. sentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of 1814 ch. 147. the same, That the president, directors and company of the Ded- 18 ham Bank be, and hereby are authorized and empowered to 1830 ch. 58. increase their present capital stock, by an addition of fifty Increase of capthousand dollars thereto, in shares of one hundred dollars each, ital stock. which shall be paid in such instalments, and at such times as the president and directors of said bank may direct and determine : provided, however, that the whole amount shall be paid in, on or before the first day of October next.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the additional stock Additional aforesaid shall be subject to the like tax, regulations, restrictions stock subject to

tax, &c. and provisions, to which the present capital stuck of said corpo-" ration is now subject.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That before said corpora- Certificate. tion shall proceed to do business upon said additional capital, a certificate, signed by the president and directors, and attested by the cashier, that the same has been actually paid into said bank, sball be returned into the office of the secretary of this Commonwealth. [March 9, 1832.]

An Act in addition to an Act, entitled “An Act to establish a fund for the support of Chun 119

the Gospel Ministry, in the First Parish in the town of Groton, in the county of Mid. Chap The dlesex, and to appoint Trustees for the management thereof."'

1803 cb. 86. Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- (v. 3. p. 318.)

1814 ch. 21. sentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the Trustees of the Groton Ministerial Fund Trustees of the shall hereafter consist of five persons, to wit : three persons to be Groton ministe

rial fund. annually elected by ballot for that purpose, by the legal voters of the first parish in said Groton, at their annual meeting in March or April, and the treasurer of said parish, and the junior deacon, by age, of the church in said parish ; and they shall perform all the duties, and be subject to all the liabilities mentioned in the act to wbich this is in addition. And to the end that said corporation shall always consist of five persons, the three persons to be chosen as above mentioned, shall never include either said parish treasurer or junior deacon ; and if, at any tiine, said junior deacon shall be chosen parish treasurer, the next junior deacon, by age, shall be one of said trustees : provided, however, that the persons who are or may be trustees, by the act to which this is in addition, shall continue so to be, until said parish shall have elected three persons as aforesaid, and no longer.

pews.

Repeal.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That so much of the first section of the act to which this is in addition, as is inconsistent with this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed. [March 9,

1832.] Chan 113 An Act to incorporate the Unitarian Society at Fall River in the town of Troy.

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

sentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of Persons incor.

incor. the same, That Bradford Dursee, John S. Cotton, John Eddy, porated. William H. Hawkins, Holder Borden, Harris Gurney, Thomas

D. Chaloner, Ebenezer Andrews, Joseph Gooding, Daniel Goss, Foster Hooper, Robert N. Lawton, Samuel L. Thaxter, William Newhall, James Ford, and Hezekiah Battelle, together with such others as already have or may hereafter associate with them, and their successors and assigns, be, and they are hereby incorporated as a religious society, by the name of the Unitarian Society at Fall River in the town of Troy ; with all the powers, privileges and immunities to which other religious societies are en

titled by the constitution and laws of this Commonwealth. Real and per

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said society may pursonal estaie. chase, hold and dispose of estate, real, personal and mixed, the

annual income of which, exclusive of their meeting-house, shall

not at any time exceed two thousand dollars. Assessments on Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That said society may as

sess upon the pews in any meeting-house which they may erect or purchase, according to a valuation of said pews which shall be agreed upon by said society previous to any sale thereof, such sums of money as shall hereafter be voted to be raised by said society for the support of public worship, the repairing of their meeting-house, and for other purposes incident to the authority given by this act, and all assessments upon the pews as

aforesaid may be collected by the treasurer of said society, in 1817 ch. 189. the manner provided by 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 twenty-fourth day of February in the year of our Lord

one thousand eight hundred and eighteen. Right of voting. Sect. 4. Be it further enacted, That any owner of a pew

or pews in the meeting-house of said society shall be entitled, at all meetings of said society held for the purpose of raising money by assessments upon pews as aforesaid, to one vote for each

pew be shall own in their meeting-house. General pow. Sect. 5. Be it further enacted, That said society may sue

and be sued by iheir corporate name, may have a common seal, and may by ballot elect a moderator, clerk and treasurer, and such other officers and make and establish such by-laws, rules and regulations as to them may seem necessary and convenient for the government of said society, and the management of their affairs : provided, the same are not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this Commonwealth.

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thereon.

ments.

Sect. 6. Be it further enacted, That the stock of said cor- Shares and asporation shall be divided into not less than one hundred, nor more sessments ihan two hundred and fifty shares, upon which the said society may impose all necessary assessments : provided that the amount of all such assessments shall never exceed the sum of sixty dollars on each of said shares, unless the same shall be made and imposed by the consent in writing of all the stockholders ; a certificate whereof, by them signed, shall be recorded by the clerk of said society. And in all meetings of said society, each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote for each share by him owned, and may vote in person or by proxy.

Sect. 7. Be it further enacted, That whenever any stock- Negligence in holder sball neglect or refuse to pay to the treasurer of said soci- paying assessety any assessments legally made upon his share or shares, within sixty days after the same shall be made payable, the treasurer may sell at public auction the share or shares of such delinquent stockholder, after publishing notice of the time, place, and cause of sale in a newspaper printed in said Troy two successive weeks previous to such sale, and upon such sale may execute and deliver a deed or deeds thereof to the purchaser ; or the said treasurer may, in his own name, sue and prosecute to final judgment and execution, any such delinquent stockholder. And in case of any such sale of a share or shares as aforesaid, the treasurer shall, after deducting the assessment due thereon, and the expenses of sale and collection, pay over the balance, if any, to the delinquent stockholder on demand.

Sect. 8. Be it further enacted, That any three of the per- First meeting. sons named in this act may call the first meeting of said society by publishing a notice of the time and place for holding the same in the Fall River Monitor, two successive weeks previous thereto ; and the future meetings of said society may be called in such manner, and at such times and places, as said society shall hereafter direct. (March 9, 1832.] An Act to incorporate the President, Directors and Company of the Bank of Brighton, Chan 114. in the town of Brighton.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That Edward Sparhawk, Convers Francis, Amos Persons incorThwing, Benjamin Holton, Sanuel Brooks, Stephen H. Ben- porated. net, and Stutly Burlingame, their associates, successors and assigns, shall be, and they hereby are created a corporation, by the name of the President, Directors and Company of the Bank of Brighton, 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 shall be entitled to all the powers and Powers and duprivileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities and require- ties. ments, 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 regulate banks and bank- 1828 ch.96. ing,” and to the further provisions contained in an act passed the twenty-eighth day of February, in the year of our Lord one

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