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paid in on each, than the par value of the shares which shall

be first issued. May open ground SECTION 4. 'Said corporation, with the consent of the

selectmen of the town of Newburyport, shall have power and authority to open the ground in any part of the streets, lanes, and highways in said town, for the purpose of sinking

and repairing such pipes and conductors as it may be necesTo repair. sary to sink for the purpose aforesaid ; and the said corpo

ration, after opening the ground in said streets, lanes, and highways, shall be held to put the same again into repair, under the penalty of being prosecuted for a nuisance: provided, that the said selectmen, for the time being, shall at all times have the power to regulate, restrict, and control the acts and doings of said corporation, which may in any manner affect the health, safety, and convenience of the inhabitants of said town.

SECTION 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

April 4, 1850. [1815, 83; 1824, 107; 1837, 135.] Chap. 148 An Act concerning the Alewive Fishery in the Town of Dennis.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : 1824, 107, modi- SECTION 1. So much of an act, passed on the twenty

fourth day of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, entitled “An Act in addition to an act entitled an act to prevent the destruction and to regulate the catching of the fish called alewives, in their passage up the rivers and streams in the town of Harwich, in the county of Barnstable,” as prevents the catching of fish, called alewives, on the westward of Job Chase's wharf, so called, situated in the town of Dennis, in the county of Barnstable, is hereby repealed.

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

April 4, 1850. Chan 149 An Act to annex a part of Southampton to Easthampton.

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

All that part of Southampton included within the following boundaries, viz., beginning at a willow tree, marked on the north bank of the west branch of Manhan River, twenty rods north-west of the county road leading from Southampton to Northampton; thence north, eighty-five degrees east, cight rods and eighteen links; thence north, forty-nine and an half degrees east, eight rods and thirteen links; thence south, ten and three-fourths degrees west, eighteen rods; thence south, fifty-three and an half degrees west four rods and twenty links to the river, known as the west branch of Manhan River; thence in a straight line twenty rods on the north bank of said river, at low-water mark, to the place of

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beginning, containing three-fourths of an acre of land, is Set off to East-
hereby set off from the town of Southampton and annexed hampton.
to the town of Easthampton.

April 4, 1850.
As Act to incorporate the Massachusetts School for Idiotic and Feeble- o

p. 150 Minded Youth. Be it enacted, &'c., as follows :

SECTION 1. S. G. Howe, Samuel May, Stephen Fair- Corporators. banks, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Massachusetts School for Idiotic and Feeble-Minded Youth, for the purpose of training and teaching such persons, with all the powers and Powers and duprivileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions, and ties. liabilities, set forth in the thirty-eighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold, for the purposes Real estate. aforesaid, real estate not exceeding in value one hundred thousand dollars, and personal estate, the income of which Personal. shall not exceed ten thousand dollars.

April 4, 1850. An Act establishing a Ferry at Gloucester Harbor. Chap 151 Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. Authority is hereby granted to John W. Won- Exclusive right son, his associates, successors, and assigns, to establish a son, and assoferry at Gloucester Harbor, between the village of Gloucester and Eastern Point, (so called,) in said town. Exclusive right is hereby granted him, or them, to run said ferry for the term of ten years from the passage of this act.

SECTION 2. All other persons are hereby forbidden to all other persons carry passengers by water, between said Gloucester Harbor forbidden, &c. and said Eastern Point, for hire, during the term of ten years aforesaid, under a penalty of fifty cents for each and every person so carried, to be sued for and recovered to the use of the said John W. Wonson, his associates, successors, and assigns, in any court of competent jurisdiction.

SECTION 3. The said John W. Wonson, his associates, Landings at each successors, and assigns, shall establish and support a ferry endo across Gloucester Harbor, in the county of Essex, from Beach Street, or some point easterly of said street, to the shore of Eastern Point, in said Gloucester, for the transportation of passengers, and shall construct and maintain, at each end of said ferry, suitable and convenient landings, or floating wharves, and shall be held liable to afford all necessary and proper accommodation to all persons having occasion to pass accross said harbor by said ferry. And there shall be not less than six departures, from each end of said ferry, daily, excepting on the Sabbath, and when, in consequence of severe storms, or of ice in the harbor, the safety of those passing would be endangered.

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Rate of ferriage. SECTION 4. The rates of ferriage shall not be more than four cents for each person carried.

April 4, 1850. [1836, 114; 1844, 48 ; 1849, 217.] Chan. 152 An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Mechanics' Bank, in Boston.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : $30,000 addition- SECTION 1. The president, directors and company of the

Mechanics' Bank, in Boston, are hereby authorized to increase their present capital stock by an addition thereto of thirty thousand dollars, in shares of one hundred dollars each,

which shall be paid in such instalments as the president and When to be paid directors of said bank may determine: provided, the whole

amount be paid into said bank on or before the last day of

April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one. Liable to tax, &c. SECTION 2. The additional stock aforesaid, when paid into

said bank, shall be subject to the like tax, restrictions, and

provisions, to which the present capital stock is now subject. Certificate to sec. SECTION 3. Before said corporation shall proceed to do

.. business on said additional capital, a certificate, signed by

the president and directors, and certified by the cashier, under oath, that the same has been actually paid into said bank, shall be returned into the office of the secretary of the Commonwealth.

SECTION 1. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

April 5, 1850.

[1848, 109; 1849, 217.] Chap. 153 An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Grocers' Bank.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : $50,000 addition- SECTION 1. The president, directors and company of the al capital stock. Grocers' Bank, are hereby authorized to increase their pres

ent capital stock by an addition thereto of fifty thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars

each, which shall be paid in such instalments as the presiWhen to be paid dent and directors may determine: provided, the whole

shall be paid in before the first day of May, in the year

one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one. Liable to tax, &c. SECTION 2. The additional stock aforesaid, when paid

into said bank, shall be subject to the like tax, regulations, liabilities, and restrictions, to which the present capital stock is now subject.

SECTION 3. Before said corporation shall proceed to do Commonwealth. business on said additional capital, a certificate, signed by

the president and directors, and certified by the cashier, under oath, that the same has been actually paid into said bank, shall be returned into the office of the secretary of the Commonwealth.

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

April 5, 1850. [1853, 211 ; 1854, 158.]

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[1848, 158.] An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Mechanics' Bank, in Wor- Chan. 154

cester. Be it enacted, &c., as follows : SECTION 1. The president, directors and company of the $50,000 addition

bigod t al capital stock. Mechanics' Bank, in Worcester, are hereby authorized to increase their present capital stock, by an addition thereto of fifty thousand dollars, in shares of one hundred dollars each, which shall be paid in such instalments as the president and directors of said bank may determine : provided, When to be paid the whole amount shall be paid in on or before the last in. day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one.

SECTION 2. The additional stock aforesaid, when paid Liable to tax, &c. into said bank, shall be subject to the like tax, regulations, restrictions, and provisions, to which the present capital stock is now subject.

SECTION 3. Before said corporation shall proceed to do Certificate to seebusiness on said additional capital, a certificate, signed by Commonwealth. the president and directors, and certified by the cashier, under oath, that the same has been actually paid into said bank, shall be returned into the office of the secretary of the Commonwealth.

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

April 5, 1850. [1850, 210; 1851, 195; 1853, 224.]

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[1849, 134.] An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Franklin County Bank. Chan. 155 Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. The president, directors and company of the $50,000 additionFranklin County Bank, in Greenfield, are hereby authorized al to increase their present capital stock, by an addition thereto of fifty thousand dollars, in shares of one hundred dollars each, which shall be paid in such instalments as the president and directors of said bank may determine: provided, the When to be paid whole amount be paid in on or before the first day of May, in. in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one.

SECTION 2. The additional stock aforesaid, when paid Liable to tax, &c. into said bank, shall be subject to the like tax, regulations, restrictions, and provisions, to which the present capital stock is subject.

SECTION 3. Before said corporation shall proceed to do Certificate to secbusiness on said additional capital, a certificate, signed by Commonwealth. the president and directors, and attested by the cashier, under oath, that the same has been actually paid into said bank, shall be returned into the office of the secretary of the Commonwealth.

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

April 5, 1850. [1853, 236.]

[1848, 108; 1849, 217.) Chap 156 An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Newton Bank.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows: $50,000 addition- SECTION 1. The president, directors and company of the al capital stock.

Newton Bank, are hereby authorized to increase their capital

stock, by an addition thereto of fifty thousand dollars, to be · divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, which shall

be paid in such instalments as the president and directors When to be paid of said bank may determine: provided, the whole be paid

in before the first day of May, in the year one thousand

eight hundred and fifty-one. Liable to tax, &c. SECTION 2. The additional stock aforesaid, when paid in,

shall be subject to the like tax, regulations, provisions, and restrictions, to which the present capital stock of said bank

is now subject. . Certificate to sec. SECTION 3. Before said corporation shall proceed to do Commonwealth. business on said additional capital, a certificate, signed by

the president and directors, and certified by the cashier, under oath, that the same has been actually paid into said bank, shall be returned into the office of the secretary of the Commonwealth.

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

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154 An Act to incorporate the John Hancock Bank, in Springfield.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Corporators. SECTION 1. James W. Crooks, James M. Thompson,

Walter H. Bowdoin, and Solomon Hatch, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the President, Directors and Company of the John Han

cock Bank, to be established in the town of Springfield, in Repealed, 1857,

the county of Hampden, on the south side of State Street, upon the hill, and near the armory and arsenals of the United States, and shall so continue until the first day of October, which shall be in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set forth in the public statutes of this Commonwealth relative to banks and banking.

SECTION 2. The capital stock of said bank shall consist 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, that the whole be paid in on or before the first day of April,

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