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Congregational Union Society in Amherst, shall henceforth be known by the name of Amherst North Parish, and that the corporation heretofore known by the name of the Trustees of the Ministerial Fund of the Congregational Union Society in Amherst, shall henceforth be known by the name of the Trustees of the Ministerial Fund of Amherst North Parish, and that all officers of said society, and of said corporation shall hold and exercise their respective offices, in the same manner as they would

have done if this act had not been passed. [March 17, 1831.) Chap 108. An Act authorizing the taxing of Pews in the Meeting-house of the Congregational

Society in Northbridge.

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

sentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of Assessments on the same, That the members of the Congregational Society in

Northbridge be, and they hereby are authorized to assess any sum or sums of money, which shall hereafter be voted by said society to be raised for the support of public worship, and other parochial charges, upon the pews in the meeting-house of said society, according to a valuation of said pews, which shall be agreed upon by said society ; and all assessments upon the pews

as aforesaid may be made and collected in the manner provided 1817 ch. 189. by an act, authorizing the proprietors of churches, meeting-houses

and other houses of public worship to regulate and manage their property and interest therein, passed the twenty-fourth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred

and eighteen. Legislative Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That this act shall be subcontrol.

ject to revision or repeal, at the pleasure of the Legislature.

(March 17, 1831.] Chap 109. An Act authorizing the taxing of Pews in the Meeting-house of Cambridgeport Parish.

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

resentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority Pews may be of the same, That all sums of money which shall hereafter be

voted to be raised by Cambridgeport Parish, for the purposes of repairing their meeting-house, and of erecting or repairing fences, shall be assessed upon the pews in said meeting-house, according to a valuation of said pews, which shall be agreed upon by said society : and all assesments upon the pews as aforesaid may be collected in 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. Legislative Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That this act shall be subcontrol.

ject to revision or repeal, at the pleasure of the Legislature. [March 17, 1831.]

taxed.

1817 ch. 189.

tained.

An Act to authorize the United States to take Land for a Light-house on West Chop, Chap 111. Martha's Vineyard, and to cede the jurisdiction of the same.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the United States of America may purchase, Land ceded to or take as herein after is provided, any tract of land which shall V. States. be found necessary and convenient for a new site of the lighthouse, erected on West Chop, in the town of Tisbury, Dukes County, in this Commonwealth, by the authority of Congress, with a right of way from the land so taken, to the land now owned by the United States, and to the public highway ; and during the continuance and appropriation aforesaid, the jurisdiction of said tract of land, not exceeding the quantity of four acres, shall [be] and hereby is ceded to and shall be in the said United States, so long as it shall be used for the sole purpose of keeping a lighthouse thereon, and no longer : provided, that this Commonwealth Concurrent shall retain, and does hereby retain, concurrent jurisdiction with the United States, in and over said land, so far, that all civil and criminal processes issued under the authority of this Commonwealth, or any officer thereof, may be executed on any part of said land, or in any building that may be erected thereon, in the same way and manner as if the jurisdiction had not been granted as aforesaid.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That, if the agent, or person If parties cannot employed for the United States, and the owner or owners of me

O be appraised such tract of land as shall be found necessary and convenient for by jury. the said light-house, cannot agree in a sale and purchase thereof, such agent or person employed may apply to the court of common pleas holden in Dukes County, and the said court is hereby authorized and empowered to cause the value of said land, together with the damage which the owner or owners may sustain by the erection of said light-house, to be appraised by a jury to be summoned by the sheriff of said county, or his deputy, for that purpose, which jury shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of their trust, and shall proceed to view and set off, by metes and bounds, said tract of land, or such part thereof as shall be found necessary and convenient for such light-house, and shall return their verdict to the said court; and, in case the said court shall not then be in session, shall seal up their verdict, and deliver the same to the said sheriff, or his deputy, who shall make return thereof to the said court, at the next term to be holden in and for the said county, which verdict of the jury, being accepted by the said court, and the amount of said verdict being paid to the owner or owners of the land appraised and set off by the jury, or if the owner or owners shall not appear, or shall refuse to receive such amount in money as the said court shall order, then the amount of the appraisement aforesaid shall be lodged in the office of the treasurer of Dukes County, to be received by the owner, or any person legally authorized to receive the same; and the tract of land so appraised and set off shall be vested in the United States, and shall be taken, possessed and appropriated for the

porated.

sonal estate.

Proviso.

purposes aforesaid. Provided, also, that all charges of such application and appraisement shall be paid by the United States.

[March 17, 1831.] Chap 114. An Act to incorporate the Hanson 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 Eleaze. Harlow, and Oliver Eldridge, together

with such others as now are, or may hereafter be associated with them, their successors or assigns, be, and they hereby are made a corporation, by the name of the Hanson Manufacturing Com

pany, for the purpose of manufacturing cotton and woollen goods Powers and du- in the town of Hanson, and for this purpose, shall have all the ties.

powers and privileges, and shall be subject to all the duties and requirements, prescribed and contained in an act, passed the

twenty-third day of February, in the year of our Lord one thou1829 ch. 53. sand eight hundred and thirty, entitled “ an act defining the gen

eral powers and duties of manufacturing corporations." Real and per Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said Hanson

Manufacturing Company may lawfully hold and possess such real estate, not exceeding the value of ten thousand dollars, and such personal estate, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, as may be necessary and convenient for carrying on the manufacture afore

said. [March 18, 1831.] Chap 115. An Act to incorporate the President, Directors and Company of the Fairhaven Bank.

Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the the same, That Asa Swift, Jr., Noah Stoddard, Ansell Gibbs, Nathan Church, Joshua Hitch, Joseph Tupp, Levi Jenny, Ezekiel Sawin, Warren Delano, 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 Fairhaven 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 Powers and du- fifty-one. And said corporation shall be entitled to all the pow

ers and privileges, and subject to all the 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 1828 ch. 96. and twenty-nine, entitled “ an act to regulate banks and bank

ing,” and the provisions of an act passed on the twenty-eighth

day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight 1830 ch. 58.

hundred [and] thirty-one, entitled “ an act to continue the banking

corporations therein named, and for other purposes.” Capital stock. Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the capital stock of

said corporation shall consist of the sum of one hundred thousand creased, 1836 ch. 173]

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. Location and Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said bank shall be first meeting

established in the town of Fairhaven, and that any one of the

Persons inc porated.

ties.

persons before 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. [March 18, 1831.] Add. act, 1836 ch. 173. An Act to incorporate the President, Directors and Company of the Merchants Bank Chap 116. of Newburyport.

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 Bartlett, John Wills, John Wood, Persons incorRobert Jenkins, John A. Cushing, Benjamin Hale, William porated. Balsh, Stephen Tilton, Henry Johnson, Amos Noyes, David Noyes, Henry Frothingham, Samuel Nichols, Eleazer Johnson; Edmund Swett, 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 Merchants Bank of Newburyport, and shall so continue until the first day of October, which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one ; and said corporation shall be enti- Powers and tled to all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties

tool the duties 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 the twenty-eighth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, entitled "an act to con- 1830 ch. 58. tinue the banking corporations therein named, and for other purposes."

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

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said bank shall Location, &c. be established in the town of Newburyport, and that any one of the persons before named shall be authorized to call the first meeting of said corporation by advertising the same in any newspaper printed in the town of Newburyport, ten days at least before said meeting. [March 18, 1831.] Add. act, 1833 ch. 158. An Act to incorporate the President, Directors and Company of the Citizens' Bank. Chan 117

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 Myrick, Aaron Mitchell, Samuel Persons incorMitchell, Nathaniel Barney, Samuel Colburn, John C. Pink- porated. bam, 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 Citizens' 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 VOL. VII.

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Powers and du- corporation shall be entitled to all the powers and privileges, and ties.

subject to all the 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, enti1828 ch. 96. tled “ an act to regulate banks and banking," and the provisions

of an act passed on the twenty-eighth day of February, in the

year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, en1830 ch. 58. titled “ an act to continue the banking corporations therein

named, and for other purposes." Capital stock. Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the capital stock of

said corporation shall consist of the sum of one 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 shall direct : provided, the whole be paid within

one year from the passage of this act. Location, &c. Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said bank shall be

established in the town of Nantucket, and that any one of the persons before named shall be authorized to call the first meeting of said corporation, by advertising the same in any newspaper printed in the town of Nantucket, ten days at least before said

meeting. [March 18, 1831.] Chap 118. An Act to incorporate the President, Directors and Company of the Grand Bank.

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

resentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority Persons incor- of the same, That Joseph W. Green, William Hawkes, Edporated.

mund Kimball, Benjamin Porter, Joel Newhall, Abel Gardner, 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 Grand Bank, and shall so continue

until the first day of October, which shall be in the year of our Powers and du- Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one. And said corties.

poration shall be entitled to all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the 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, enti1828 ch. 96. tled "an act to regulate banks and banking,” and the provisions

of an act passed the twenty-eighth day of February, in the

year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, en1830 ch. 58. titled “an act to continue the banking corporations therein named,

and for other purposes.” Capital stock. Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the capital stock of

said corporation shall consist of the sum of one 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. Location, &c. Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said bank shall be

established in the town of Marblehead, and that any one of the persons before named shall be authorized to call the first meeting of said corporation, by advertising the same in any newspaper

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