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Boston and K Street, are hereby authorized to build, extend,
April 22, 1850.
AN ACT to authorize Joseph Smith and others to extend their Wharves. Chap. 223 Be it enacted, &c., as follows :
Joseph Smith, Josiah Dunham, Junior, Hugh Montgom- In South Boston. ery, Ebenezer Stevens, and John S. Kimball, proprietors of flats situated on the northerly shore of that part of Boston known as South Boston, and lying between the lands owned by the city of Boston and 0 Street, are hereby authorized to build, extend, and maintain a wharf or wharves, northerly over said flats to a distance not exceeding twelve hundred feet below high-water mark: provided, that four hun- Proviso. dred feet of the northerly end of such wharf or wharves shall be built upon piles; and provided, also, that this grant Proviso. shall not be construed to extend to any flats or land of this Commonwealth lying in front of the flats of any other person, or which would be comprehended by the true lines of such flats continued to the main ship channel ; and that this act shall in no wise impair the legal rights of any person whatever.
April 22, 1850.
[1848, 302.) Ax Act to change the Name of the Haverhill Health Insurance Com- Chap. 224
pany, and for other purposes. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :
SECTION 1. The Haverhill Health Insurance Company New name. may take the name of the American Health Insurance Company.
SECTION 2. Said company may assure to the holders of Insurance on acits policies an allowance in money, for the time during injuri which they shall be unable to transact business, or labor in their accustomed vocation, in consequence of personal injury resulting from accident or otherwise.
SECTION 3. The holder of any policy issued by this com- Benefits not liapany shall be entitled to receive the amount that may or execution. become payable on such policy, for his own benefit and that
count of personal
ble to attachment ties.
or SECTION 4. So. Mto incorporat he tenth day
of his family, and the same shall not be liable to attachment
or execution for any debt due from him. Proviso in 1848, SECTION 4. So much of the first section of the act
entitled “An Act to incorporate the Haverhill Health Insurance Company,” passed on the tenth day of May, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, as requires that the terms and conditions of its policies shall be approved by the governor and council, is hereby repealed.
April 23, 1850.
erwise than on
[1847, 115.] Chap. 225 An Act in addition to an Act to incorporate the People's Mutual Fire
Insurance Company. Be it enacted, &c., as follows : May insure oth- SECTION 1. On receiving from the subscribers thereto a the mutual prin
guarantee capital of fifty thousand dollars, which shall be ciple, on condi- paid in within two years from the passage of this act, the
People's Mutual Fire Insurance Company, established at Worcester, may make insurance against fire and against maritime losses, otherwise than on the mutual principle, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions, set forth in the thirtyseventh chapter of the Revised Statutes, and in all subsequent acts relating to insurance companies.
SECTION 2. Said company may increase its guarantee capital to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand . dollars, at any time within three years from the passage of this act; and may hold real estate, not exceeding in value twenty thousand dollars, excepting such as may be taken for debt or held as collateral security for money due said company.
April 23, 1850. [1854, 116.]
Powers and duties.
Guarantee capi. tal may be increased.
Provisos in the original act repealed.
[1849, 102.] Chap. 226 An Act in addition to an Act authorizing a Highway across East Harbor,
in Truro. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows : Provisos in the The provisos contained in the act authorizing a highway
across East Harbor, in Truro, passed on the thirteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, are hereby repealed.
April 23, 1850.
[1854, 283; 1856, 288.] Chap. 227 An Act to incorporate South Hadley Falls Bridge Company.
Be it enacted, &'c., as follows :
Section 1. Alonzo Bardwell, Charles Peck, and James H. Clapp, and their associates and successors, are hereby
made a corporation, by the name of South Hadley Falls Powers and du- Bridge Company, with all the powers and privileges, and
subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions, set forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes.
SECTION 2. The said corporation is hereby authorized Location. and empowered to erect a bridge over Connecticut River, between the towns of South Hadley and Holyoke, between Chapin's brick store on the north side, and the west line of Bridge Street, as laid out by Hadley Falls Company, on the south side of the river and the Swing Ferry, and to purchase Real and personand hold such real and personal estate as may be proper for ale that purpose, not exceeding in value the sum of seventy thousand dollars : provided, that no shares in the capital Value of shares. stock of said corporation 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. And said bridge Bridge, how conshall be well built, of suitable materials, at least twenty-six structed. feet wide, and floored with planks, with sufficient railings on each side, and shall be kept in good repair at all times.
SECTION 3. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation, Tolls. and established at the following rates, viz. :-For each foot passenger, two cents; for each horse and rider, six cents ; for each gig, sulky, buggy wagon, or sleigh, without top, drawn by one horse, ten cents ; for each chaise, cab, carryall, covered buggy, or sleigh, drawn by one horse, twelve and a half cents; for each coach, chariot, phaeton, omnibus, or covered sleigh, drawn by two horses, twenty-five cents; and for each additional horse, four cents; for each cart, wagon, sled, sleigh, or other carriage of burden, drawn by one beast, ten cents ; if drawn by two beasts, fifteen cents; for each additional beast, four cents; for each horse, without a rider, four cents; for neat cattle, asses, and mules, each three cents; for sheep and swine, each one cent; and one person, and no more, to each team, shall pass free of toll. SECTION 4. The said tolls shall commence on the day of Tolls to be taken
for 60 years. the opening of said bridge for public use, and continue for the term of sixty years thereafter ; and, at the place of Sign-board. receiving said tolls, there shall be constantly exposed to view a sign-board, with the said rates of toll fairly and legibly painted or printed thereon.
SECTION 5. The said corporation may if it see cause, Rates of toll may commute said rates of toll, with any person or persons, by taking a certain less sum, payable at any stated periods, instead of the toll aforesaid ; or by taking of all persons less rates of toll than are above specified, public notice of their intention so to do being first published three weeks, successively, in some newspaper printed in the county of Hampshire or Hampden.
SECTION 6. The said corporation, at the time of opening Return of expensaid bridge, or as soon as may be thereafter, shall cause a secretary of the
ished in five years.
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true account of the expenses of building the same, and also, at the end of every three years thereafter, a true account of all receipts and disbursements on account of the same, to be returned into the office of the secretary of the
Commonwealth. Legislature, may SECTION 7. The legislature may, at any time hereafter,
regulate the tolls on said bridge, as they may deem expedi
ent, upon reasonable notice to said corporation. Bridge to be fin- SECTION 8. If said corporation shall neglect, for the
space of five years from the passing of this act, to build and finish the said bridge, then this act shall be of no effect.
SECTION 9. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
April 24, 1850.
[1855, 113.] Chap. 228
An Act to incorporate the Lowell Museum. Be it enacted, 8-c., as follows : Corporators. SECTION 1. N. F. Gates, F. A. Hildreth, and Amos B.
French, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Lowell Museum, for the purpose of establishing, in the city of Lowell, a museum of natural and artificial curiosities, subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions, set forth in the forty-fourth and
fifty-eighth chapters of the Revised Statutes. Real estate.
SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold real estate, necessary and convenient for the purpose aforesaid, not exceeding in amount forty thousand dollars, and the capital stock
shall not exceed sixty thousand dollars. Value of shares. SECTION 3. No shares in the capital stock of said corpo
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.
SECTION 4. No intoxicating liquors shall be sold, or kept for sale, in any part of the premises belonging to the corporation, upon penalty of forfeiture of this act.
April 24, 1850. Chap. 231 An Act to incorporate the Proprietors of the Cambridge and Brookline
Bridge. Be it enacted, &c., as follows: Corporators. SECTION 1. Sidney Willard, Edmund T. Hastings, Colum
bus Tyler, and David R. Griggs, their associates, successors and assigns, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Proprietors of the Cambridge and Brookline Bridge, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities, set forth in the fortyfourth chapter of the Revised Statutes.
SECTION 2. The said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to erect a pile bridge over the Charles River,
Of intoxicating liquors.
Powers and duties.
fromear where the the Western Cambridge for the
between the city of Cambridge and the town of Brookline, from points at or near the old wharf or embankment, which is near where the Boston and Worcester Railroad passes under a bridge on the Western Avenue, (so called,) to the Real estate. opposite bank of the river in Cambridge, and to take and hold such real estate as may be needful for the same, not exceeding in value the sum of forty thousand dollars : provided, that no shares in the capital stock of said corpo- Proviso. 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.
SECTION 3. The said corporation shall be holden to make Compensation to compensation to any person or corporation whose real estate tate may be shall be taken for the uses aforesaid ; and if there shall be taken. a difference of opinion as to the value of the same, either party may apply to the county commissioners, within and for the county where such real estate lies, to estimate the Damages, how esdamage such person or corporation may sustain, whereupon the same proceedings shall be bad, in respect of damages and costs, and trial by jury, as are provided by the twenty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes, concerning town ways and private ways.
SECTION 4. The said proprietors shall make and main- Draw. tain, at their own expense, a suitable draw and passage way for vessels, with a suitable leaf or leaves, and every requisite for raising the same, and shall also construct such pier or piers, on either or both sides of said bridge, as may be necessary to secure said bridge and facilitate the passage of vessels through the same, all to the acceptance of the county commissioners of the county of Middlesex.
SECTION 5. Said corporation shall be held liable to keep Vessels to be acsaid bridge and draw in good repair, and to raise the draw and afford all necessary and proper accommodation to vessels having occasion to pass the same, by day and night, at the proper cost of said corporation.
SECTION 6. A toll is hereby established and granted to Toll. said proprietors at the following rates, viz. : For each foot passenger, one cent; for each horse and rider, gig, sulky, buggy wagon, chaise, carryall, or covered buggy, five cents ; for each coach, chariot, or phaeton, drawn by two horses, ten cents, and for each additional horse, four cents ; for each cart, wagon, sled, and other carriage of burden, and for each sleigh, drawn by one horse, five cents, and for each additional horse, or other beast, three cents; for each horse, without a rider, three cents; for neat cattle and mules, two cents each; for sheep and swine, one cent each ; and all persons who shall have occasion to pass said bridge in the perform
commodated day and night.