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gard to the ac
acceptance of this act by the Essex R. R. Co.
tion the South he said Salem shall fail to
shall not be authorized to issue the same for less than one
hundred dollars a share. Provisions in re- SECTION 8. If, within three months after the passage of ceptance or non- this act, the Essex Railroad Company, at a meeting legally
bis called for that purpose, shall, by a vote of a majority of the
shares represented at such meeting, consent to the provisions of this act, the further provisions of this section shall be void ; but if the said Essex Railroad Company shall fail to consent to the same, as aforesaid, the said Salem and Lowell Railroad Company and the South Reading Branch Railroad may, at the expiration of three months, as aforesaid, locate, construct and maintain railroads, extending from the termination of their railroads in South Danvers, and, as nearly as may be, within and on the south side of the location of the Essex Railroad, to points of connection with the main track thereof, between North and Forrester Streets, in Salem, and also locate, construct and maintain branches, extending therefrom eastwardly from North Street, in Salem, and, as far as may be, within the location of the branch of the Essex Railroad, to Phillips Wharf, with the right to cross tracks of the Essex and Eastern Railroads; and for the purpose of locating, constructing and maintaining the said railroads and branches, the Salem and Lowell Railroad Company and the South Reading Branch Railroad shall be entitled to all the privileges, and shall be subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities, of railroad corporations under existing laws, and all general laws which may hereafter be passed relating to railroads : provided, that the location of the said railroads and branches shall be filed, and the construction thereof completed within two years from the passage of this act.
SECTION 9. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
May 14, 1851. Chap. 130 An Act to incorporate the Female Mutual Sewing Society connected
with the First Christian Church and Congregation in Lynn.
Be it enacted, 8c., as follows : Corporators. SECTION 1. Mary L. Dickerson, Martha J. Boyington and
Rosanna Phillips, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Female Sewing Society, connected with the First Christian Church and Congregation in Lynn, for the purpose of raising money, by their labor and other laudable means, for charitable objects, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities, set forth in the forth-fourth
with a restrictione vised Statuorporation
chapter of the Revised Statutes. Real and personal SECTION 2. The said corporation may hold real and
personal estate for the purpose aforesaid, to an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars.
Powers and duties.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
May 15, 1851.
Chap 131 Be it enacted, &c., as follows :
SECTION 1. Franklin Forbes, A. S. Carlton, Charles G. Corporators. Stevens, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Clinton Savings Bank, to be located in Clinton, with all the powers and privileges, and Powers and subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions, set forth in the thirty-sixth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes, and in all other laws of this Commonwealth relating to savings banks and institutions for savings.
SECTION 2. The said institution is authorized to hold real Real estate. estate not exceeding in amount ten thousand dollars.
May 15, 1851.
An Act to incorporate the Proprietors of the Commons or the Sheep Chap. 132
Pasture in Beverly. Be it enacted, g c., as follows :
SECTION 1. Samuel Cole, John 0. Foster, Charles Davis, Corporators. Herbert S. Stanley, Charles C. Payne, and such others as are proprietors in the land mentioned in the second section of this act, their successors and assigns, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Proprietors of the Commons or Sheep Pasture in Beverly, with all the rights and privi- Powers and leges, and subject to all the requirements, of the forty-third dutie chapter of the Revised Statutes.
SECTION 2. The said corporation are authorized to hold the May hold certain land at Beverly Farms, in Beverly, known as the Commons or Sheep Pasture, consisting of the lots set off respectively to Andrew Woodbury and others, to Andrew Ellinwood and others, to John Morgan and others, to Jonathan Dodge, Senior, and others, to Jeremiah Butman, and to John Thorndike, Jr., containing about one hundred and thirty-five acres, and to manage and improve the same for the benefit of the May manage the
same, &c. proprietors as they shall deem best, and they may assess the proprietors and their rights for the expenses which have been or may be incurred in relation thereto.
SECTION 3. All the rights in the said land to which claims Interest of the shall not be established, shall be held by the said corporation for the benefit of the town of Beverly, until the owners shall assert their title; and in ascertaining the number of rights One right not less the corporation shall allow not less than one right for every six acres.
SECTION 4. The corporation may sell the said land at May sell land at public auction, and thereupon, after paying over to such proprietors as shall have proved their rights to their respective
town of Beverly.
than six acres.
shares of the proceeds, they shall pay the residue into the treasury of the town of Beverly.
SECTION 5. If it shall be found that any of the persons above named is not a proprietor in the said land, his being named in this act shall not be construed to make him such or to make him thereafter a member of the said corporation.
May 15, 1851. [1852, 21.]
vide road sections.
to a divide their
[1849, 194.) Chap. 134 An Act in addition to an Act to incorporate the Southbridge and Black
stone Railroad Company. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows : Time extended. SECTION 1. The time for the filing of the location and for
the construction of the Southbridge and Blackstone Railroad is hereby extended one year beyond the time prescribed by
their charter. Authorized to di- SECTION 2. To facilitate the construction of the said rail
into road, this corporation are hereby authorized and empowered Description of to divide their said road into three sections, to wit: The
easterly section to embrace that part of the line between the easterly line of the State of Connecticut and the terminus at Blackstone. The westerly section shall embrace that part of their line between the Norwich and Worcester Railroad, in the town of Webster, and the western terminus in South
bridge. The middle section shall embrace the remainder of Shall not com- their chartered line. And the said corporation shall not section till ru put under contract or commence the construction of the said $150,000 are subscribed ;
western section of their road till a bona fide subscription to
their stock shall be made, to the amount of one hundred and Nor eastern sec- fifty thousand dollars. And the said easterly section of the
&c. said road shall not be put under contract, or its construction
commenced, till three hundred thousand dollars shall be
subscribed, to be applied to the construction of the same. Nor the remain- And the said company shall not put under contract or com$10,000 more is mence the construction of the remaining section till a further
subscription of one hundred thousand dollars shall be in like
ertit. manner subscribed. And, furthermore, the construction of cate has been filed either of the aforesaid sections shall not be commenced until Commonwealth, a certificate shall have been filed with the secretary of the
Commonwealth, subscribed and sworn to by the president of the said company and a majority of the directors thereof, stating that the amount herein before required to be subscribed, before the commencing of the construction of said section, has all been subscribed for by responsible parties,
and that twenty per cent. of the same has actually been paid No share to be in. And no share of said stock shall be issued at less than
the par value named in the charter.
Nor till a certifi- 11
stating, &c., &c.
issued at less than par.
SECTION 3. The said company are hereby authorized to Xsy selekse fibe lease any section or sections of their road to any railroad 2 corporation or corporations whose railroad adjoins such see- stacis, &c. tion, or they may take lease of or make joint stock with any such railroad corporation, upon such terms as the directors of the contracting companies shall agree, subject to the approval of two-thirds in interest of the stockholders of each contracting company, at legal meetings called for that purpose. And if any sections of the said road shall not be Act toid, sot constructed within the time herein granted, this act and the constrated, &e. act to which it is in addition shall be void so far as such sections are concerned and no further, any thing in such acts to the contrary notwithstanding.
SECTION 4. The ninth section of the act entitled an Act Sinth section of to incorporate the Southbridge and Blackstone Railroad Company is hereby repealed.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
May 15, 1851. [1854, 447; 1855, 115; 1856, 33 ; 1857, 32; 1858, 13, 60; 1859, 23.)
An Act to incorporate the Worcester Mechanics Savings Bank Chap. 135 Be it enacted, fc., as follows :
Isaac Davis, Francis H. Dewey, William M. Bickford, Corporators. their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Worcester Mechanics Savings Bank, to be established in the city of Worcester, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth in the thirty-sixth chapter of the Revised Statutes, and in all other laws of this CommonWealth relating to institutions for savings. May 15, 1851.
[1849, 107.) An Act in addition to an Act authorizing the disposal of the Property of Chan. 137
the East Parish in Amesbury. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :
The provisions of the act passed on the seventeenth day of Disposal of funds April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, or entitled “ An Act authorizing the disposal of the property of the East Parish in Amesbury,” are hereby so far changed, that the funds of the said parish and the proceeds of the sales of the property therein authorized to be sold, shall be appropriated and applied in the manner hereinafter provided, instead of being invested as directed in the aforesaid act, to wit: First, to the payment of all the debts and liabilities of To pay debts, &c. the said East Parish in Amesbury, of every description. Secondly, to the payment of all reasonable expenses incur- To pay expenses, red, both by the petitioners and remonstrants and other & parties interested, upon the several applications made to the
Powers and duties.
general court in regard to the disposal of the said property at
the present session thereof, and also during the session of the To pay B. Sawyer. year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine. Thirdly,
to the payment of the sum of one hundred dollars to the
Reverend Benjamin Sawyer, or his legal representatives. Remainder, how Fourthly, the remainder shall be paid to the treasurer of the
Congregational Society of Salisbury and Amesbury, in Amesbury ; the treasurer of the Union Evangelical Society of Salisbury and Amesbury, in Salisbury; and the acting treasurer of the said East Parish in Amesbury, respectively, to each one-third part thereof, to be appropriated in such manner and to such purposes and uses as the said societies shall respectively determine.
May 15, 1851. Chap. 139 An Act to incorporate the Stoneham Branch Railroad Company.
Be it enacted, &c., as follows:
SECTION 1. Thaddeus Richardson, Amasa Farrier, William Young, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Stoneham Branch Railroad Company, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes, and in that part of the thirty-ninth chapter of the said statutes relating to railroad corporations, and in all general laws which are now or may be hereafter in force respecting railroad corporations in this Commonwealth.
SECTION 2. The said corporation are hereby authorized to locate, construct, and maintain a railroad, commencing at some suitable point in the village of Stoneham, and running in a westerly, southerly, and then south-easterly direction, through East Woburn and Winchester, to Medford, at some convenient point of intersection with the Medford branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad in Medford; or, if the corporators shall so elect, to commence at the same point in Stoneham, and running through East Woburn, to connect with the Boston and Lowell Railroad, between the eight and
ten mile post of said Boston and Lowell Railroad. Capital stock. SECTION 3. The capital stock of the said corporation shall
consist of one thousand shares of one hundred dollars each, Real and person, and the said corporation may take, purchase, and hold, such
real estate on the line of the said railroad, and may purchase and hold such cars, engines, and other personal property, as
may be necessary and convenient for the purposes of their No shares to be incorporation; and no shares shall at any time be issued
af. under their par value of one hundred dollars.
SECTION 4. If the said corporation be not organized and the location of the said railroad be not filed according to law, within one year from the passage of this act, or if the said
issued under par.
Location to be filed within one year.