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purchase steamboats.

Powers and du- the intervening waters, and those connected therewith ; with

all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities, set forth in the thirty-eighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes, for the term

of twenty years. May build and SECTION 2. The said company is hereby authorized and

empowered to build, purchase, hold, convey, hire, and employ, one or more steamboats, with such apparatus and appendages as may be found necessary for steam navigation, and the transportation of passengers and merchandise, in any and all of the waters aforesaid.

SECTION 3. The said company may hold real estate, situate in Fall River, in the county of Bristol, not exceeding in value fifty thousand dollars, and personal property to an amount not exceeding four hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be divided into such number of equal shares, as the said company, by its by-laws, shall determine.

March 22, 1849.

Estate in Fall
River.

Boundaries.

Chap. 50. An Act to authorize David Conwell to build a Wharf.

Be it enacted, gc., as follows :

David Conwell is hereby authorized to build and maintain a wharf from his land, into the harbor of Provincetown, bounding on the easterly side thereof by a four feet passageway, and to extend the same, twenty-two feet wide, to lowwater mark; and shall have the right to lay vessels at the end and side of said wharf, and receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, this act shall not, in any manner, interfere with the legal rights of any person whatever.

March 23, 1849.

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Wharf to lowwater mark.

Chap. 51. An Act to authorize Gideon Bowly and Joshua E. Bowly, to build a

Wharf in Provincetown. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows : Wharf to low- Gideon Bowly and Joshua E. Bowly, are hereby author

ized to build and maintain a wharf from their land, into the harbor of Provincetown, and to extend the same, not exceeding fifty feet in width, to low-water mark; and shall have the right to lay vessels at the end and sides of said wharf, and receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, this act shall not, in any manner, interfere with the legal rights of any person whatever.

March 23, 1849.

Proviso.

(1848, 55.] Chan. 52. An Act in addition to “ An Act to authorize Amasa Nickerson and

others, to build a Wharf.” Be it enacted, &c., as follows : At Deep Hole, in Amasa Nickerson and his associates, in addition to the

power granted to them by an act passed on the twenty-second

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day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred
and forty-eight, to build a wharf, at a place called Deep
Hole, in Harwich, are hereby authorized to build and main-
tain a wharf from their land, adjoining the harbor of Har-
wich, to the extent of six hundred feet from the shore, and
to lay vessels at the end and sides thereof, and receive dock-
age and wharfage therefor: provided, that this act shall not Proviso.
in any manner impair the legal rights of any person what-
ever.

March 23, 1849.
An Act to authorize Stephen Cook to extend his Wharf.

Chap. 54. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

Stephen Cook is hereby authorized to extend and maintain Wharf in Provthe wharf now owned by him, and adjoining his land, into Ince the harbor of Provincetown, to low-water mark, and shall have the right to lay vessels at the end and side of said wharf, and receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, Proviso. this act shall not in any manner interfere with the legal rights of any person whatever.

March 23, 1849.

incetown.

Time extended to

[1847, 276; 1848, 106.] An Act extending the time for constructing the Barre and Worcester Chap. 55.

Railroad, and for changing its Name. Be it enacted, &c., as follows : SECTION 1. The time allowed to the Barre and Worcester Time extended to

April 26, 1851. Railroad Company, by an act passed on the twenty-sixth day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fortyseven, for constructing their railroad, is hereby extended to the twenty-sixth day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one.

SECTION 2. The Barre and Worcester Railroad Corpora- Name of corporation, after the passing of this act, shall be known and called by the name of the Boston, Barre, and Gardner Railroad Corporation.

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

March 24, 1819. [1851, 63; 1853, 336; 1856, 114; 1857, 93 ; 1859, 97.] An Act to establish a portion of Boundary Line between the Towns of Chap. 57.

Middleborough and Carver. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

That part of the boundary line between the towns of Mid- Boundary line dleborough and Carver, which lies between High Stone, so called, and Rocky Point, so called, is hereby established, as follows: beginning at the High Stone, on the descent of Great Hill, so called, twenty rods southerly of the place where Spring Brook connects with Rocky Meadow Brook, (an acknowledged monument on the line between the towns aforesaid,) thence, running south, twelve degrees east, one

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hundred and fourteen rods, to a stake; thence, south, fiftytwo and one-half degrees east, one hundred and sixteen rods to the highway, near the house of Otis Thomas; thence, continue the same course, eleven rods, to a stake; thence south, one degree west, eighty-one rods, to a stake; thence, south, fifty degrees east, forty-eight and one-half rods, to a stake ; thence, south, eighty-four degrees east, thirty rods, to a stake; thence, south, twenty-one and one-half degrees east, one hundred and two rods, to a white pine tree; thence, south, six and one-half degrees west, one hundred rods, to a stake; thence, south, thirty-three and one-half degrees west, forty-eight rods, to a stake; thence south, one degree west, thirty-six rods, to a stake; thence, south, twenty-seven degrees east, eighty-one rods, to a stake; thence, east, seven and one-half rods, to a high stone near the end of Rocky Point, a point well known and established as a bound between the towns of Middleborough and Carver.

March 24, 1849.

Name.

Chap. 58. An Act to change the Name of Nathaniel Merril Leathers.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

From and after the passage of this act, Nathaniel Merril Leathers, of Danvers, in the county of Essex, may take the name of Nathaniel Merril Warren, and he shall thereafter be known and called by that name, and the same shall thereafter be considered as his only legal and proper name.

March 24, 1849.

rated.

[1835, 94.] Chan. 60. An Act to authorize Nathan Fisk and his Associates, to build a Bridge

across Swan Pond River, in the Town of Dennis.

Be it enacted, 8c., as follows : Persons incorpo- SECTION 1. Nathan Fisk, Hiram Baker, Nathan Baker,

Hiram Chase, and their associates, are hereby authorized to construct a bridge over certain tide waters, called Swan

Pond River, in the town of Dennis, in the county of BarnLocation. stable, near the north end of the salt works of Theophilus Proviso. Nickerson: provided, the consent of the riparian owners be

first obtained, and that said bridge be built eight feet above ordinary high water, and with an open and unobstructed space in the channel twenty feet wide, between the abut

ments of said bridge. Town of Dennis SECTION 2. If, at any annual meeting of said town, in may vote to build

the month of February, the town, by a majority of votes, shall elect to build said bridge, they are hereby authorized so to do.

March 27, 1849. [1853, 164.]

the bridge.

rated.

Ax Act authorizing the Building of a Bridge over Red River, in the Chan. 61.

Town of Chatham. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

Leri Eldridge, Ezra Bearse, Freeman Eldridge, with their persons incorpoassociates, are hereby authorized and empowered to build a "ace bridge over certain tide waters, known as Red River, in the Location. town of Chatham, in the county of Barnstable : provided, Proviso. the consent of the riparian owners be first obtained, and said bridge be constructed with open spaces of the width of fifteen feet between the piling or piers of said bridge.

March 27, 1849. Ax Act to incorporate the Norfolk Agricultural Society. Chap. 63. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. Marshall P. Wilder, Charles F. Adams, B. V. Corporators. French, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Norfolk Agricultural Society, for the encouragement of agriculture and horticulture, For agriculture, manufacturing and mechanic arts, in the county of Norfolk, mechanic arts. by premiums and other means; with all the powers and Powers and duprivileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set forth in the forty-second and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes; and said corporation may Real and personhold and manage real estate not exceeding in value twentyfive thousand dollars, and personal estate not exceeding a like sum, for the purposes aforesaid.

SECTION 2. This act may be accepted by the society, at Acceptance of any meeting called according to the provisions of its constitution.

March 27, 1849.

horticulture, and

al estate.

is act.

Ax Act authorizing the erection of a Fish Weir in the Town of Chan. 64.

Eastham. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows :

SECTION 1. Joshua Higgins, Junior, Scotto Cobb, and Location. their associates, of Eastham, in the county of Barnstable, are hereby authorized to erect and maintain, in said town, a weir for taking fish, on their land, at or near a place called Cook's Brook, on the bay side of said town, extending from the upland to low-water mark: provided, that the said weir Proviso. shall not be so constructed or maintained, as to obstruct the navigation at said place.

SECTION 2. If any person shall wilfully injure or destroy Fine for injuring said weir, or any part thereof, or shall, without leave of the Ash without owners thereof, take from the same any fish found therein, he shall, upon conviction, forfeit and pay, to the use of the owners of said weir, a sum not exceeding twenty dollars, to be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction, and shall moreover, be liable to the parties injured, for all damages, in a civil suit.

March 29, 1849.

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house.

Proviso.

Location.

Chan. 67. An Act to cede to the United States of America Jurisdiction over certain

Land in Barnstable. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows : Cession for light. The jurisdiction of the tract of land, purchased by Joseph

T. Pease, for the United States of America, of one Lot Crocker, for the site of a light-house, and which is situated at Hyannis, in the town of Barnstable, is hereby granted to the United States of America, for the purpose of erecting a light-house thereon, and for no other purpose whatever : provided, however, that the Commonwealth shall retain, and it does hereby retain, concurrent jurisdiction with the United States, in and over all said land, so far that civil and criminal processes issued under the authority of this Commonwealth, or any officer thereof, may be executed on any part of said land, or in any building erected thereon, in the same way and manner as if jurisdiction had not been granted as aforesaid.

March 30, 1849. Chap. 69. An Act to authorize Jesse Nickerson to build a Wharf.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

Jesse Nickerson is hereby authorized to build and maintain a wharf from his land adjoining the harbor of Provincetown, and to extend said wharf to low-water mark, and shall have the right to lay vessels at the side and end thereof, and receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, this act shall in no way impair the legal rights of any person or persons whatever.

April 4, 1849. Chap. 70. [Special Laws, vol. 1, p. 523; vol. 2, p. 69; 1810, 107; 1812, 1; 1827, 117.)

An Act in addition to “ An Act for incorporating certain Persons for the
purpose of building a Bridge over Merrimack River, between the
Towns of Haverhill and Newbury, in the County of Essex, and for
supporting the same.”
Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. For the safer and more convenient passage of passage of ves vessels through the draw or passage-way of the Merrimack

Bridge, over the Merrimack River, between the towns of Partial repeal. Haverhill and West Newbury, authorized by an act to which 1863, 113.

this is an addition, the proprietors of said bridge shall cause to be placed, and extended from the inner corners of each of the piers of said draw or passage-way, a floating spar seventy-five feet in length, and not less than eighteen inches in diameter in the smallest part, which spars shall be suitably fastened by chains to said piers, at or near said inner corners, and shall extend, diverging up and down the river, so that the extreme ends of said spars, above and below said piers, shall be seventy-five feet apart; and each of them, at their outer ends, shall be properly and sufficiently moored by a chain to a rock or rocks, which shall be

Proviso.

Provision for more convenient

sels through the draw.

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