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No wharf, beyond lines.

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this act.

No wharf, SECTION 3. No wharf, pier,

SECTION 3. No wharf, pier, or structure of any kind, shall ever hereafter be extended beyond said lines, into or

over the tide water in said part of said harbor.

of- SECTION 4. Every person offending against the provisions fending against of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and

shall be liable to be prosecuted therefor, by indictment or
information in any court of competent jurisdiction, and on
conviction, shall be punished by a fine not less than one
hundred dollars, nor more than one thousand dollars for
every offence; and any erection or obstruction which shall
be made contrary to the provisions and intent of this act,
shall be liable to be removed and abated as a public nui-
sance, in the manner by law provided for the removal and
abatement of nuisances on the public highways.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect from and after its

May 2, 1849. [1850, 216, 317; 1851, 254; 1853, 385.]

Structures abated.

passage.

compensation or

Compensation of justices.

[1848, 32.] Con 010 An Act in addition to “An Act to establish the City of Worcester.”

Be it enacted, 8c., as follows : of SECTION 1. The standing justice of the police court, for

the city of Worcester, shall be entitled to retain to his own use, out of any moneys received by him, in each year, for fees, fines, and penalties, an amount equal to the sum or sums he may be required by law to pay over, in each year, to the special justices of said court, for services rendered by

them. Repeal.

SECTION 2. So much of the act entitled “An Act to establish the city of Worcester,” passed the twenty-ninth day of February, in the year eighteen hundred and forty

eight, as is inconsistent with this act, is hereby repealed. Police justice to SECTION 3. The justice of said police court shall here

after exhibit, in the month of October, of each year, to the

county treasurer of the county of Worcester, a true and Repealed, particular account, under oath, of all sums of money by 1852, 298

him received in his capacity as justice, other than in civil suits and actions between private parties; and shall, immediately after so exhibiting his said account, pay over to said county treasurer the balance, if any, which may appear to be in the hands of said justice after deducting the sum which by law he is allowed to retain for his own use.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

May 2, 1849. [1850, 305; 1851, 268, 287 ; 1852, 298; 1854, 346; 1856, 172; 1857, 13.]

render account of fees to county treasurer.

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An Act to establish the Middleborough and Plympton Railroad Chap. 212

Company. Be it enacted, ģc., as follows :

SECTION 1. Zechariah Eddy, Oliver Parker, Ebenezer Corporators. Lobdell, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Middleborough and Plympton Railroad Company, with all the powers and privileges, Powers and duand subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth in that part of the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes, and in that part of the thirty-ninth chapter thereof, relating to railroad corporations, and in all other general laws which have been, or shall hereafter be passed, relative to railroad corporations.

SECTION 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and Route of railroad. empowered to locate, construct, and maintain a railroad, with one or more tracks, from the depot of the Old Colony Railroad, in the town of Plympton, to some convenient point at or near the depot of the Fall River Railroad, in the town of Middleborough, either on the Cape Cod Branch Railroad or the Fall River Railroad, or to said Fall River Railroad, near to the Muttock Village, in said Middleborough, and to use the same, or any part thereof, according to the provisions of law.

SECTION 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall Capital stock. not exceed fifteen hundred shares, the number of which shall be determined from time to time, by the directors of said corporation, and no assessment shall be laid thereon of a greater amount, in the whole, than one hundred dollars on each share; and said corporation may purchase and hold Real estate. such real estate as may be necessary for the purposes of their incorporation. All shares in the capital stock of said Value of shares. corporation shall be issued for the same value or amount, to be actually paid in on each.

SECTION 4. If the location of this road be not filed with- Location. in two years, and if said railroad be not constructed within Completion. three years, from the passage of this act, this act shall be void.

SECTION 5. The general court may, after the expiration Tolls may be reof four years from the time when said railroad shall be years. opened for use, from time to time, alter and reduce the rate of tolls or profits upon said road; but said toll or profits shall not be so reduced, without the consent of said corporation, as to produce, with said profits, less than ten per cent. per annum upon the investment of said corporation.

SECTION 6. The general court may authorize any corpo- Other railroads ration to enter, with another railroad, upon, and use the ized to use this. Middleborough and Plympton Railroad, or any part thereof, by complying with such reasonable rules and regulations as

Tolls may be reduced after four

may be author

the said Middleborough and Plympton Railroad Company may prescribe, or as may be determined according to the provisions of law.

May 2, 1819.

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1, 1870.

Chap. 217

219 An Act in relation to the renewal of Bank Charters.

Be it enacted, &'c., as follows : Banking corpo SECTION 1. The several corporations hereinafter named, ued till January which, by their respective charters, have been heretofore

incorporated and established at the several places named herein, be, and the same are hereby, continued corporations, for the purposes of banking, until the first day of January, which shall be in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy; notwithstanding any limitation in their respective charters of incorporation to the contrary, viz:-The president, directors, and company of the Boston Bank, in Boston ; the president, directors, and company of the City Bank, in Boston; the president, directors, and company of the Eagle Bank, in Boston; the president, directors, and company of the Freeman's Bank, in Boston ; the president, directors, and company of the Granite Bank, in Boston ; the president, directors, and company of the Mechanics' Bank, in Boston ; the president, directors, and company of the New England Bank, in Boston; the president, directors, and company of the Shawmut Bank, in Boston; the president, directors, and company of the State Bank, in Boston ; the president, directors, and company of the Danvers Bank, in Danvers ; the president, directors, and company of the Warren Bank, in Danvers; the president, directors, and company of the Gloucester Bank, in Gloucester; the president, directors, and company of the Lynn Mechanics' Bank, in Lynn ; the president, directors, and company of the Marblehead Bank, in Marblehead; the president, directors, and company of the Asiatic Bank, in Salem ; the president, directors, and company of the Exchange Bank, in Salem; the president, directors, and company of the Salem Bank, in Salem ; the president, directors, and company of the Appleton Bank, in Lowell; the president, directors, and company of the Railroad Bank, in Lowell; the president, directors, and company of the Newton Bank, in Newton; the president, directors, and company of the Fitchburg Bank, in Fitchburg; the president, directors, and company of the Leicester Bank, in Leicester ; the president, directors, and company of the Blackstone Bank, in Uxbridge; the president, directors, and company of the Citizens' Bank, in Worcester; the president, directors, and company of the Northampton Bank, in Northampton; the president, directors, and company of the Greenfield Bank, in Greenfield; the president, directors, and company of the Agawam Bank, in Springfield; the

president, directors, and company of the Lee Bank, in Lee ; the president, directors, and company of the Dedham Bank, in Dedham: the president, directors, and company of the Quincy Stone Bank, in Quincy ; the president, directors, and company of the Wrentham Bank, in Wrentham ; the president, directors, and company of the Fairhaven Bank, in Fairhaven; the president, directors, and company of the Massasoit Bank, in Fall River; the president, directors, and company of the Marine Bank, in New Bedford; the president, directors, and company of the Merchants’ Bank, in New Bedford; the president, directors, and company of the Bristol County Bank, in Taunton; the president, directors, and company of the Taunton Bank, in Taunton; the president, directors, and company of the Old Colony Bank, in Plymouth; the president, directors, and company of the Wareham Bank, in Wareham; the president, directors, and company of the Barnstable Bank, in Yarmouth; and the said corporations, respectively, shall be entitled to all the powers and privileges, and shall be subject to all the duties, Powers and duliabilities, requirements, and restrictions, contained in such tes. acts as are now in force, and to such other acts as may hereafter be passed, by the general court, in relation to banks and banking.

SECTION 2. The several corporations hereinafter named, Banking corpowhich, by their respective charters, have been heretofore ued till January incorporated and established at the several places named herein, be, and the same are, hereby continued corporations, for the purposes of banking, until the first day of January, which shall be in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five; notwithstanding any limitation in their respective charters of incorporation to the contrary, viz. :The president, directors, and company of the Boylston Bank, in Boston; the president, directors, and company of the Columbian Bank, in Boston ; the president, directors, and company of the Exchange Bank, in Boston; the president, directors, and company of the Globe Bank, in Boston ; the president, directors, and company of the Grocers' Bank, in Boston ; the president, directors, and company of the Hamilton Bank, in Boston; the president, directors, and company of the Merchants' Bank, in Boston; the president, directors, and company of the North Bank, in Boston; the president, directors, and company of the Shoe and Leather Dealers' Bank, in Boston ; the president, directors, and company of the Tremont Bank, in Boston ; the president, directors, and company of the Washington Bank, in Boston; the president, directors, and company of the Village Bank, in Danvers ; the president, directors, and company of the Haverhill Bank, in Haverhill; the president, directors, and company of the

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Bay State Bank, in Lawrence; the president, directors, and company of the Grand Bank, in Marblehead ; the president, directors, and company of the Commercial Bank, in Salem ; the president, directors, and company of the Mercantile Bank, in Salem; the president, directors, and company of the Naumkeag Bank, in Salem; the president, directors, and company of the Cambridge Bank, in Cambridge ; the president, directors, and company of the Bunker Hill Bank, in Charlestown; the president, directors, and company of the Framingham Bank, in Framingham; the president, directors, and company of the Lowell Bank, in Lowell; the president, directors, and company of the Waltham Bank, in Waltham ; the president, directors, and company of the Lancaster Bank, in Lancaster; the president, directors, and company of the Central Bank, in Worcester; the president, directors, and company of the Holyoke Bank, in Northampton ; the president, directors, and company of the Hampshire Manufacturers' Bank, in Ware; the president, directors, and company of the Springfield Bank, in Springfield ; the president, directors, and company of the Chicopee Bank, in Springfield ; the president, directors, and company of the Agricultural Bank, in Pittsfield ; the president, directors, and company of the People's Bank in Roxbury; the president, directors, and company of the Neponset Bank, in Canton ; the president, directors, and company of the Union Bank of Weymouth and Braintree, in Weymouth ; the president, directors, and company of the Fall River Bank, in Fall River; the president, directors, and company of the Bedford Commercial Bank, in New Bedford ; the president, directors, and company of the Mechanics' Bank, in New Bedford ; the president, directors, and company of the Hingham Bank, in Hingham; the president, directors, and company of the Plymouth Bank, in Plymouth; the president, directors, and company of the Falmouth Bank, in Falmouth; the president, directors, and

company of the Pacific Bank, in Nantucket; and the said Powers and du- corporations, respectively, shall be entitled to all the powers

and privileges, and shall be subject to all the duties, liabilities, requirements, and restrictions, contained in such acts as are now in force, and to such acts as may hereafter be passed, by the general court, in relation to banks and bank

ties.

ing. In case of remon- SECTION 3. If there be on the part of the stockholders, holders against or any of them, any remonstrance against the continuance

ce of any of the said corporations, the said remonstrance shall y be made in writing, to the several cashiers of such banks, on

or before the first day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty; and no one of the said corporations,

strance by stock

the continuance

poration.

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