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hereby authorized to extend and maintain their southerly
wharf into the channel, as far as the line established by the
act entitled “ An Act concerning the harbor of Boston,"
passed on the seventeenth day of March, in the year one
thousand eight hundred and forty, and shall have the right
to lay vessels at said wharf, and to receive wharfage and
dockage therefor: provided, however, that this grant shall Proviso.
not be construed to extend to any land or flats of this
Commonwealth lying in front of the land or flats of any
other person, or which would be comprehended by the true
lines of such land or flats continued to said commissioners'
line: and provided, also, that so much of said wharf as shall Proviso.
extend beyond the line of low-water mark, shall be built on
piles, which piles shall not be nearer to each other than six
feet in the direction of the stream, and eight feet in a trans-
verse direction, and that this grant shall in no wise impair
the legal rights of any person.

April 15, 1850.
[1850, 208.]

An Act to incorporate the Springfield Medical School. Chap. 195 Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. William B. Calhoun, Reuben A. Chapman, Corporators. James M. Smith, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Springfield Medical School, to be established in the town of Springfield, in the county of Hampden, with all the powers and privileges, and Powers and subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set forth du in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. The said corporation may hold real and Real and personpersonal estate to the amount of one hundred thousand“ dollars, to be devoted exclusively to the purposes of medical education.

April 15, 1850.

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al estate.

[1814, 21.]
An Act relating to the Sawtell School Fund in Groton.

Chap. 197 Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. The inhabitants of school district number Trustees to be seven, in the town of Groton, are hereby authorized to elect charge of the by ballot, annually, in the month of March or April, five fund. persons, who shall be denominated the trustees of the Sawtell School Fund now established in said district; and said trustees, for the purpose of taking, holding and managing said fund, and appropriating the income thereof agreeably to the last will of the testator and the laws of the CommonWealth relating to said fund, shall be a body corporate, with Powers and all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the au duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth in the fortyfourth chapter of the Revised Statutes, and the laws of the

duties.

or refusal to elect trustees.

Proceedings in Commonwealth concerning said fund: provided, that if the apegledett inhabitants of said district shall neglect or refuse to elect

said trustees as is herein authorized, the selectmen of said Groton shall exercise all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, of said trustees, until the inhabitants of said district shall elect trustees agreeably to this act.

SECTION 2. Nothing in this act contained shall authorize the diversion of the income of said fund from the support of a woman's school in the district in which certain real estate, devised by Josiah Sawtell, late of said Groton, for the establishment of this fund, is now situated.

April 15, 1850. [Repealed, 1852, 84.]

Declaratory.

Of damages.

[1845, 90.] Chap. 198 An Act in addition to “ An Act to incorporate the Worcester Aqueduct

Company."
Be it enacted, 8c., as follows :

SECTION 1. Any damages sustained under and by virtue of an act entitled " An Act to incorporate the Worcester Aqueduct Company,” shall be assessed in the maner pro

vided in the twenty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes : Proviso. provided, however, that proceedings to enforce the claim for

damages under said act, may be instituted within one year

from and after the passage of this act. Repeal.

SECTION 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

April 15, 1850.

201.. An Act to authorize William Wright to build a Wharf.

Be it enacted, 8c., as follows : In Boston . William Wright, proprietor of an estate lying on the

easterly side of Sea Street, in Boston, is hereby authorized to extend and maintain a wharf into the harbor channel, as far as the line established by the act entitled “ An Act concerning the harbor of Boston," passed on the seventeenth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty, and shall have the right to lay vessels at said wharf, and to receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, however, that this grant shall not be construed to extend to any land or flats of this Commonwealth lying in front of the land or flats of any other person, or which would be comprehended by the true lines of such land or flats continued to said commissioners' line : and provided, also, that so much of said wharf as shall extend beyond the line of lowwater mark, shall be built on piles, which piles shall not be nearer to each other than six feet in the direction of the

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Proviso.

stream, and eight feet in a transverse direction, and that this grant shall in no wise impair the legal rights of any person.

Aprilj15, 1850.

Roxbury.

y ground in streets,

An Act to incorporate the Suffolk Gas Company. Chap. 202 Be it enacted, $c., as follows:

SECTION 1. Philo Sanford, Edward F. Hall, Watson Corporators, Freeman, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Suffolk Gas Company, for the purpose of manufacturing and selling gas, in the cities In Boston and of Boston and Roxbury; with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set Powers and forth in the thirty-eighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may, for the purpose afore- Real estate. said, hold real estate not exceeding in value two hundred thousand dollars, and the whole capital stock shall not exceed Capital stock. five hundred thousand dollars.

SECTION 3. Said corporation shall have power and author- May open the ity to open the ground in any part of the streets, lanes, and &c., and repair highways, in either of said cities, with the consent of the the same. mayor and aldermen thereof, for the purpose of sinking and repairing such pipes and conductors as it may be necessary to sink for the purpose aforesaid ; and the said corporation, after opening the ground in said streets, lanes and highways, shall be held to put the same into repair, under the penalty of being prosecuted for a nuisance : provided, that the mayor Proviso. and aldermen of the said cities, for the time being, shall, respectively, 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, or convenience of the inhabitants of the said cities respectively.

SECTION 4. No shares in the capital stock of said corpo- Value of shares. ration shall be issued for a less sum or amount, to be actually paid in on each, than the par value of the shares which shall be first issued.

April 15, 1850. [1855, 357.)

An Act to incorporate the Middlesex Lumber Company. Chan 203 Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. Jefferson Bancroft, Otis Allen, and Abner Corporators. Kittredge, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Middlesex Lumber Company, for the purpose of manufacturing lumber, in the town In Chelmsford of Chelmsford and city of Lowell, in the county of Middle- and Lowell. sex; and for this purpose, shall have all the powers and Powers and privileges, and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and

duties.

Real estate.

Capital stock.

liabilities, set forth in the thirty-eighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold real estate to the value of fifteen thousand dollars, and the whole capital stock of said company shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars, to be divided into five hundred shares of one hundred dollars each.

SECTION 3. 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.

April 15, 1850.

Value of shares.

Time extended

1st of April, 1851,

[1849, 135.] 205 An Act to extend the time for paying in the Capital Stock of the Spring

field Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Be it enacted, c., as follows : xtended The time within which the capital stock of the Springfield for three periods; Fire and Marine Insurance Company is, by law, required to 1852, and 1863. ' be paid in, is hereby extended, as follows: for one-third part

of said capital stock, to the first day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one; for one-third part of said capital stock, to the first day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two; and for the residue, to the first day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three.

April 15, 1850. [1851, 109; 1858, 4; 1859, 11.]

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Chap. 206 An Act to annex a part of the Town of Hadley to the Town of North

ampton. Be it enacted, &c., as follows: “Ox Bow” ad- SECTION 1. All that part of Hockanum Meadows, so

called, in the town of Hadley, which lies westerly of the present channel of the Connecticut River, and bounded northerly, westerly, and southerly by the old bed of said river, and formerly known as the “Ox Bow,” is hereby set off from the said town of Hadley, and annexed to the town

of Northampton. of taxes.

SECTION 2. The estate herein set off, shall be held for the payment of all arrears of taxes which have legally been assessed upon it by said town of Hadley, the same as if this act had not been passed.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

April 15, 1850. [1833, 17; 1834, 185 ; 1850, 193.] Chon 209 An Act to authorize the South Cove Corporation and the South Wharf

Corporation to extend a Wharf and the line of their respective Flats. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

The South Cove Corporation and the South Wharf Corporation are hereby authorized to extend the line of the flats

In Boston.

and wharf owned by them respectively, on the west side of Sea
Street, in the city of Boston, into the harbor channel, as far
as the line established by the act entitled “ An Act concern- 1840, 85.
ing the harbor of Boston," passed on the seventeenth day of
March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty,
and to use and enjoy said flats according to their respective
rights as settled between them: provided, however, that this proviso.
grant shall not be construed to extend to any land or flats
of this Commonwealth, lying in front of the land or flats of
any other person or corporation, or which would be compre-
hended by the true lines of such land or flats continued to
said commissioners' line: and provided, also, that no part of Proviso.
said flats below low-water mark, shall be filled up, or made
solid, and that any wharf or wharves erected thereon, shall
be built on piles, which piles shall not be nearer to each
other than six feet in the direction of the stream, and eight
feet in a transverse direction, and that this grant shall in no
wise impair the legal rights of any person. April 15, 1850.

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An Act in relation to the renewal of Bank Charters and to Bank Com- Ch

com- Chap. 210 missioners. Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The several corporations hereinafter named, To continue till 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 serenty, notwithstanding any limitation in their respective charters of incorporation to the contrary, viz. :

The president, directors and company of the Traders' Bank, in Boston; the president, directors and company of the Union Bank, in Boston; the president, directors and company of the Worcester Bank, in Worcester; the president, directors and company of the Merchants’ Bank, in Salem ; the president, directors and company of the Bank of Brighton, in Brighton; the president, directors and company of the Southbridge Bank, in Southbridge; the president, directors and company of the Beverly Bank, in Beverly; the president, directors and company of the Oxford Bank, in Oxford ; the president, directors and company of the Powow River Bank, in Amesbury; the president, directors and Amended, 1851, company of the Housatonic Bank, in Stockbridge; the president, directors and company of the Merchants' Bank, in Newburyport; the president, directors and company of the Pawtucket Bank, in Pawtucket; the president, directors and company of the Hampden Bank, in Westfield ; the president, directors and company of the Millbury Bank, in Millbury;

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