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102, 103, 105. dollars, in addition to the amount they are authorized to hold by the act incorporating said infirmary.

April 13, 1819.

may lay out a

Truro.

An Act authorizing a Highway across East Harbor, in Truro. | Chap 102 Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

The county commissioners of the county of Barnstable are commissioners hereby empowered, if, in their opinion, the public convenience highway in and necessity require it, to lay out a highway over tide waters, from the end of Beach Point, across an inlet of shallow Location. water known as East Harbor, in Truro, to the opposite shore in Provincetown, at the most practicable point: provided, Proviso. not less than three-fourths of the expense of constructing the same, over said tide waters, be paid out of the treasury of said county: and provided, also, that the remaining cost of Proriso. building said highway, and keeping the same in repair, shall be equally borne by the towns of Truro and Provincetown.

April 13, 1849.
[1850, 226 ; 1854, 283; 1856, 288.]
An Act to authorize George H. Rogers to build a Wharf.

Chap. 103 Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

George H. Rogers is hereby authorized to build and main- Wharf in Gloutain a wharf, at Fort Point, in the harbor of Gloucester, and to extend said wharf from land owned by him, one hundred Extent and direcand twenty feet from the north-easterly corner of the present abutment wall, on a line with the northerly side of said wall, thence, running southerly, at a right angle, not exceeding two hundred and sixty feet, thence, westerly, by the southerly side of said Fort Point, three hundred feet, not exceeding sixty feet from low-water mark, at either extremity of the last named line; and shall have the right to lay vessels at said wharf, and receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, that this act shall in no wise impair the legal rights Proviso. of any person whatever.

April 13, 1819.

cester.

tion.

Description of part set off.

As Act to annex a part of the Town of Newton to the Town of Ch.

of Chap. 105 Waltham. Be it enacted, 8C., as follows :

SECTION 1. So much of the town of Newton, in the Description of county of Middlesex, as lies northerly of a line, beginning at the point where the present boundary lines of Weston, Waltham, and Newton, meet, and running, in a straight line, to the point where the present boundary lines of Waltham, Watertown, and Newton, meet, with all the inhabitants and estates thereon, is hereby set off from the town of Newton, and annexed to the town of Waltham : provided, that no Proviso.

Of taxes.

pers.

affected

part of the town of Waltham shall be included in the town of Newton, by this act.

SECTION 2. The said inhabitants and estates, so set off, shall be liable to pay all taxes that have been legally assessed on them by the town of Newton, in the same manner as if

this act had not been passed. Waltham to pay SECTION 3. The town of Waltham shall pay, to the town Newton $1,000.

of Newton, within one year from the passage of this act, the sum of one thousand dollars, which said sum it shall be lawful for the said town of Waltham to assess upon the real estate of the district hereby set off, and to collect, in the same manner that state, town, and county taxes are now

assessed and collected. Support of pau SECTION 4. If any persons, who have heretofore gained a

legal settlement in the town of Newton, by reason of residence on the territory set off, as aforesaid, or by having been proprietors thereof, or who may derive such settlement from any such resident or proprietor, shall come to want, and stand in need of relief and support, they shall be relieved and supported by the town of Waltham, in the same manner

as if they had gained a legal settlement in that town. Congressional SECTION 5. The territory hereby set off shall remain a district, how

part of the eighth congressional district until an election shall have been made, in the fourth congressional district, of a member of the thirty-first congress, and, from and after that time, said territory shall constitute a part of the fourth congressional district.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

April 16, 1849. Chap. 106

[1835, 100; 1843, 91.]

An Act relating to Chelsea Point Bridge. Be it enacted, &c., as follows : May be purchased SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized and

empowered to purchase the franchise of Chelsea Point

Bridge, with all the rights and property incident thereto. Mayor and alder- SECTION 2. The mayor and aldermen of the city of Boston, to lay out a high- as county commissioners therein, are hereby authorized and

empowered to lay out a highway over so much of Chelsea and a highway to Point Bridge, and the tide waters thereat, as is within the the other portion. city of Boston ; and the commissioners appointed by the

court of common pleas, holden at Boston, by the order of said court, dated the fifteenth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, to perform the duties of county commissioners, as in said order specified, or those at any time hereafter holding the like authority, are hereby authorized and empowered to lay out a highway over so much of said Chelsea Point Bridge, and the tide waters

May be purchased by city of Boston.

men authorized

way over a portion of the bridge,

be laid out over

city of Bdge, and the tideshway over so mauthorize

ized over certain

of Essex, to ap

tees, to hold the real and personal

Parish in Ames

real estate.

thereat, as is within the town of North Chelsea : provided, Proviso.
the assent of the proprietors of Chelsea Point Bridge shall
be first obtained.

SECTION 3. The commissioners appointed by the court Highway authorof common pleas, as aforesaid, or those who may hereafter tide waters. be appointed to the like authority, are hereby authorized and empowered to lay out and construct a highway over the tide waters between the easterly shore of Pulling Point, and the neck of land leading to Point Shirley, in North Chelsea, so as to form a continuous highway from East Boston to Point Shirley.

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

April 17, 1849. Ax Act authorizing the Disposal of the Property of the East Parish in Chan. 107

Amesbury. Be i enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The judge of probate, for the county of Judge of probate, Essex, is hereby authorized to appoint three trustees to take point three trusand hold in trust all the property, real and personal, belonging to the East Parish in Amesbury, including the proceeds estate of East of the sale of the old meeting-house and rents of the par- bury. sonage house and lands; and said trustees are hereby Trustees authorauthorized and empowered to sell and convey, in the man- ized to sell the ner they may think best, all the real estate of the said East Parish, and to execute good and sufficient deeds for the same.

SECTION 2. The trustees shall invest, and keep invested, the proceeds. the proceeds of the said property, and shall annually pay how inverted, the interest thereof to the Rev. Benjamin Sawyer, who was how paid over installed pastor of said parish in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, and whose connection with said parish has never been dissolved.

SECTION 3. After the death of the said Rev. Benjamin Further duties of Sawyer, the said trustees shall pay over all the amount of funds in their hands, formerly belonging to said East Parish hands, in Amesbury, one moiety thereof to the treasurer of the Con- 1827, 46. gregational Society of Salisbury and Amesbury, in Amesbury, and the other moiety thereof to the treasurer of the Union Evangelical Society of Salisbury and Amesbury, in Salisbury.

SECTION 1. The said societies in Amesbury and Salisbury Th shall each hold their respective portions of said property in Amesbury and

Salisbury to hold trust, and shall in vest and keep the same invested as each the property in society may direct, and the income and interest only shall be applied to the support of the ministry of each society. try.

SECTION 5. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the board of Vacancies in trustees, the judge of probate for said county is authorized boar to fill the same.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

April 17, 1849. [1851, 137.)

trustees as to funds in their

The societies in

trust, for the support of the minis

board of trustees.

varied.

High way to be laid out over Chelsea Free Bridge:nd the tide waters thereat.

[1848, 307.] Chap. 108

An Act concerning the Troy and Greenfield Railroad.

Be il enacted, g'c., as follows : Location may be The Troy and Greenfield Railroad Corporation are hereby

authorized to vary the location of their road, as defined in their charter, so that the same may be located and constructed through the towns of Ashfield and Plainfield.

April 17, 1849. (1852, 312; 1850, 40, 146, 155, 297 ; 1854, 226 ; 1855, 394 ; 1856, 237; 1859, 70, 117.]

[1834, 130.] Chap. 109

An Act relating to Chelsea Free Bridge.
Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The mayor and aldermen of the city of Boston, as county commissioners therein, be and hereby are authorized and empowered to lay out and construct a highway over so much of Chelsea Free Bridge, and the tide waters thereat, as are within the city of Boston ; and the county commissioners appointed by the court of common pleas, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, holden at Boston, in and for the county of Suffolk, by the order of said court, dated the sixteenth day of October, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, to perform the duties of county commissioners, as in said order specified, or those at any time hereafter holding the like or similar authority, be and hereby are authorized and empowered to lay out and construct a highway, over so much of Chelsea Free Bridge, and the tide waters thereat, as are within the town of Chelsea. The said bridge to be maintained with good and sufficient materials, and not less than twentyfive feet wide, with sufficient railings for the protection of passengers, and a good and sufficient draw, not less than twenty feet wide, with proper piers above and below said draw, for the accommodation of vessels passing through the same.

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

April 17, 1849.

[1847, 56.] Chap. 111. An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Appleton Bank.

Be it enacted, 8c., as follows : $50,000 addi Section 1. The president, directors, and company, of the tional capital

Appleton Bank, in Lowell, may increase their present 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 of said bank may determine: provided, that the whole amount shall be paid in, on or before the first Monday of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

Bridge, how to be maintained.

Draw.

Proviso.

to be under same

returned to secre

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

SECTION 3. Before said bank shall proceed to do business Certificate to be upon such additional capital, a certificate, signed by the tary of the Compresident and directors, and attested by the cashier, under monw oath, that the same has been actually paid into said bank, shall be returned into the office of the secretary of the Commonwealth.

April 18, 1849. [1849, 217; 1854, 164.]

[1848, 1881 An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Holyoke Bank. Chap. 112 Be it enacted, &c., as follows : SECTION 1. The president, directors, and company of the $50,000 addi

tional capital. Holyoke Bank, in Northampton, may increase their present 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 of said bank may determine: provided, that the Proviso. whole amount shall be paid in on or before the first Monday of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

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

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

April 18, 1849. [1849, 217 ; 1850, 138.]

to same tax, &c.,

returned to secre

monwealth.

(1812, 49; 1827, 36 ; 1830, 58, 86; 1842, 11.1 An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Taunton Bank. Chap 113 Be it enacted, &c., as follows : SECTION 1. The president, directors, and company of the $50,000 addi

tional stock. Taunton Bank, in Taunton, may increase their present capital stock, by an addition thereto of fifty thousand dollars, which amount may be so added to their present number of shares as to make them one hundred dollars each, which shall be paid in such instalments as the president and directors shall determine: provided, that the whole amount shall Proviso. be paid in on or before the first Monday of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

SECTION 2. The additional stock aforesaid, when paid Liable to same into said bank, shall be subject to the like ţax, regulations, original 'stock.

tax, &c., as

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