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City government SECTION 3. The city of Boston may, by its city council, lations for the or by any person or body to whom said council shall dele

gate its power, make and enforce suitable and proper police regulations, in and around said market and its appurte

nances. City of Boston SECTION 4. The city of Boston may, at any time within the market, &c., five years from the passage of this act, purchase of said within five years. corporation the said market, and all the franchise, property,

rights, and privileges of said corporation, on paying therefor the amount expended in erecting said market, with interest thereon, at the rate of ten per centum per annum, deducting therefrom all sums that shall have been received by the members of said corporation, as dividends of income or profits, and also the amount of all reserved profits possessed by the corporation at the time of said purchase; and whenever the city of Boston shall have determined to purchase said market, the directors of said corporation shall, upon reasonable notice, make out a statement of the amount to be paid according to the foregoing provisions, and shall exhibit their books and papers in verification of said statement, and upon the payment, by said city of Boston, of the sum which shall be found to be payable, as herein before provided, said corporation shall make, execute and deliver, all such deeds, conveyances, and assurances, as may be necessary to invest, in said city, the said market, and all the franchise, property, rights, and privileges of said corporation.

Section 5. This act shall take effect from and after its three years. passage, and shall be void unless said market shall be located

and built within three years thereafter. May 2, 1849.

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Corporators.

Powers and duties.

Chap 244 An Act to incorporate the Ashley Falls Company.

Be it enacted, 8c., as follows :

SECTION 1. William Ashley, William G. Bates, Edward F. Ensign, their associates and successors, are hereby made

a corporation, by the name of the Ashley Falls Company, Cotton goods, for the purpose of manufacturing cotton and woolen goods, &c., in Sheffield."

and lumber, and grinding of grain, in the town of Sheffield, in the county of Berkshire, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth in the thirty-eighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold, for the purposes

aforesaid, real estate, not exceeding in amount thirty thouCapital stock.

sand dollars, and their whole capital stock shall not exceed Proviso. oighty thousand dollars: provided, that no shares in the

capital stock of said corporation shall be issued for a less amount, to be actually paid in on each, than the par value of the shares which shall be first issued. May 2, 1849.

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[1821, 61.] An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Pocasset Manufacturing Chan 246

Company. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

The Pocasset Manufacturing Company are hereby au- $400,000 addithorized to increase their capital stock by adding thereto an tional capital amount not exceeding four hundred thousand dollars, and to invest such increase in real and personal estate, as may be necessary and convenient for carrying on the business of said corporation : provided, that no shares in the capital Proviso. stock hereby authorized shall be issued for a less sum or amount, to be actually paid in on each, than the par value of the shares in the original capital stock of said corporation.

May 2, 1849. [1845, 8; 1846, 265; 1847, 184; 1848, 137.]

Chap 247 An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Connecticut River Railroad

Company. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

The Connecticut River Railroad Company are hereby $250,000 addi, authorized to increase their capital stock, by an amount not stock. exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, by adding thereto, from time to time, at their discretion, an additional number of shares, not exceeding two thousand and five hundred shares, of one hundred dollars each: provided, Proviso. that no shares in the capital stock hereby authorized shali be issued for a less sum or amount, to be actually paid in on each, than the par value of the shares in the original capital stock of said corporation.

May 2, 1849.
[1850, 170, 238; 1852, 315 ; 1856, 180; 1857, 239 ; 1859, 242.]
[1822, 50 ; 1825, 131.]

Chap 248 An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Salisbury Manufacturing

Company. Be it enacted, &c., as follows : The Salisbury Manufacturing Company are hereby au- $300,000 addi:

tional capital thorized to increase their capital stock, by an amount not stock. exceeding three hundred thousand dollars, and to invest such increase in real and personal estate, necessary and convenient for carrying on the business of said corporation : provided, that no shares in the capital stock hereby author- Proviso. ized shall be issued for a less sum or amount, to be actually paid in on each, than the par value of the shares in the original capital stock of said corporation. May 2, 1849.

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1850.

Chap. 1.

[1829, 99 ; 1830, 75; 1844, 144.]
An Act to continue in force an Act incorporating the Hope Insurance

Company.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General
Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

The Hope Insurance Company, incorporated in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty, shall continue as a body corporate ; and the act incorporating the same, together with an additional act, passed in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, shall both remain in force for the term of twenty years from the twelfth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth in the thirty-seventh and fortyfourth chapters of the Revised Statutes, and in all statutes subsequently passed relating to insurance companies.

January 25, 1850.

Continued 20 years.

Powers and duties.

In Provincetown.

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Chap. 2.

An Act to authorize Thomas R. Whorf, Junior, to build a Wharf. Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

Thomas R. Whorf, junior, is hereby authorized to build a wharf from his land adjoining the harbor of Provincetown, and to extend said wharf to six feet of water at low tide, and shall have the right to lay vessels at the end and sides of said wharf, and to receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, that this grant shall in no wise impair the legal rights of any person whatever.

January 25, 1850.

[1849, 193.] Chap. 3.

An Act concerning the Medway Branch Railroad Company.
Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

* SECTION 1. The time fixed by the original act incorpostruction extend- rating the Medway Branch Railroad Company, for the con

struction of said railroad, is hereby extended one year from the first day of May next.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

February 2, 1850. [1850, 256 ; 1851, 297; 1852, 117.]

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[1846, 247; 1847, 101 ; 1848, 34 ; 1849, 18.] An Act concerning the Fitchburg and Worcester Railroad Company, Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

The time within which the Fitchburg and Worcester Railroad Company may complete their road, is hereby

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extended to the first day of May, eighteen hundred and fifty-one.

February 2, 1850. [1851, 34, 78 ; 1852, 178; 1853, 19, 185; 1855, 483.]

[1833, 211.) An Act for the protection of the Fisheries, in the vicinity of Nantucket. Chap. 6. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. From and after the first day of July next, it Probibition to shall not be lawful for any person or persons, to take any fish by seining, within one mile from the shores of Nantucket, Tuckernuck, Smith's Muskeeket, and Gravel Islands.

SECTION 2. The provisions of the sixteenth section of the Provisions of fifty-fifth chapter of the Revised Statutes, in regard to the e town of Chatham, shall be, and the same are hereby extended tucket. to the town of Nantucket.

SECTION 3. Every person violating any provisions of this Forfeiture. act, shall forfeit and pay for each offence, the sum of fifty dollars.

SECTION 4. The said town of Nantucket is hereby author- Fish wardens. ized to choose, at the annual town meeting, or at any meeting duly warned for that purpose, such number of fish wardens as may at the time be deemed necessary, who shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of their duty, whose Duties, duty it shall be to prosecute for every offence against any provisions of this act.

SECTION 5. If any boat or craft shall be found within or Duty in regard to without the limits aforenamed, with fish of any kind on boats, Sevioboard, taken within said limits, contrary to the provisions of this act, it shall be the duty of said fish wardens to seize such boat or craft, and detain the same not exceeding fortyeight hours, in order that the same may be attached or arrested by due process of law, for the better security of the payment of the penalty for the violation of the provisions of this act together with the costs of suit : provided, however, that as soon as the master or owner of such boat or craft shall pay such penalty to the treasurer of the town of Nantucket, (if he pay the same before being sued therefor,) such boat or craft shall be discharged with the effects therein.

SECTION 6. All fines and penalties recovered and received Fines, &c., how by virtue of this act, shall go, one-half to the treasurer of Nantucket, for the use of said town, the other half to the complainant; and said forfeitures, fines, or penalties, may -how recovered. be recovered, together with legal costs of suit, by an action of debt, in any court of record proper to try the same.

February 5, 1850. (1855, 156 ; 1858, 95.)

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Chan. 7. An Act to confirm certain acts done by William Minot, as Justice of the

Peace. Be it enacted, &c., as follows: Acts as justice, All acts done by William Minot, of Boston, in the county

of Suffolk, Esquire, as a justice of the peace and of the quorum within and for all the counties in the Commonwealth, between the tenth day of January, of the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, and the first day of June, of the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, be, and they hereby are, made valid and confirmed, to the same extent as they would have been valid, had he been during that interval, duly qualified to discharge the duties of the said offices.

February 5, 1850. Chap. 8. An Act to incorporate the Grafton High School Association.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Corporators.

SECTION 1. Jonathan Warren, Winthrop Faulkner, Jonathan D. Wheeler, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Grafton High School

Association, to be established in the town of Grafton, in the Powers and du- county of Worcester, with all the powers, and subject to all

the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set forth in the forty

fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes. Real and person- SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold real and personal al estate.

estate, to the amount of six thousand dollars, exclusive of books and apparatus devoted to the purposes of education.

February 5, 1850.

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[1847, 88; 1848, 131.] Chap. 9. An Act to extend the time for paying in the Capital Stock of the

Cochituate Fire Insurance Company. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows: Time extended to The time within which the capital stock of the Cochituate

Fire Insurance Company, is by law required to be paid in, is hereby extended to the fifteenth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one. February 5, 1850.

[1850, 126; 1856, 3.)

March 15, 1851.

[1831, 11; 1838, 130.] Chan. 10 An Act to continue in force the Act to incorporate the Fireman's Insur

ance Company, in the City of Boston. Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Continued 20 SECTION 1. The act passed on the tenth day of June, in years from June 10, 1851. the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, entitled

“ an act to incorporate the Fireman's Insurance Company, in the city of Boston," and the act entitled “ an act in addition to an act to incorporate the Fireman's Insurance Company, in the city of Boston," passed April seventeenth, in

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