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returned to secretary of the Commonwealth.

restrictions, and provisions, to which the present capital

stock is subject. Certificate to be SECTION 3. Before said corporation shall proceed to do

me business on said additional capital, a certificate, signed by

the president and directors, and attested by the cashier, under 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; 1853, 198; 1854, 145; 1857, 187.]

Location confirmed.

[1847, 268 ; 1848, 258.] Chap. 114 An Act to extend the time for paying in the Capital Stock of the

Traders' Fire and Marine Insurance Company, in Boston.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Time extended to The time within which the capital stock of the Traders' April 26, 1850.

Fire and Marine Insurance Company, in Boston, is by law required to be paid in, is hereby extended to the twentysixth day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

April 18, 1849.

[1850, 87.] [1830, 4, 79; 1832, 87; 1834, 1; 1836, 146; 1838, 95; 1845, 224 ; 1847, 185, 253 ;

1849, 26.) Chap. 115 An Act confirming the Doings of the Boston and Lowell Railroad Cor

poration. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

The location of the branches of the Boston and Lowell Railroad Corporation, authorized by an act passed April the fourteenth, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, filed with the commissioners of the county of Middlesex, on the third day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, is hereby confirmed,

and declared to be of the same force and effect, as if the Rights and reme- same had been filed in pursuance of law. And the rights

and remedies of all parties interested in, or affected by, said location, shall be the same as if the time of filing such location had been, by the act aforesaid, extended to the said third day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine: provided, however, that said corporation shall, with respect to said branches, and said act authorizing said branches, and this act, be subject to any and all laws which shall be hereafter enacted concerning the same.

April 18, 1849.

dies of parties interested.

third and forty-ninpect to said bact, be subjes

Proviso.

[1832, 98; 1836, 117.] Chap. 118 An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Bristol County Bank.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : $100,000 addi- SECTION 1. The president, directors, and company of the

Bristol County Bank, in Taunton, may increase their present capital stock, by an addition thereto of one hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred

tional stock.

liabilities as orig

dollars each, which shall be paid in such instalments as the
president and directors of said bank may determine: pro- Proviso.
vided, 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.

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

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

April 19, 1849. [1849, 217; 1853, 235; 1854, 135.]

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al stock.

on original stock.

[1821, 43 ; 1826, 127 ; 1830, 58, 105; 1833, 159.] An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Greenfield Bank. Chap 119 Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. The president, directors, and company, of $50,000 additionthe Greenfield Bank, in Greenfield, are hereby authorized to 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, the whole amount shall be paid in on Proviso. or before the first day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

SECTION 2. The additional stock aforesaid, when paid into Same tax,&c., as said bank, shall be subject to the like tax, regulations, restrictions, and provisions, to which the present capital stock of said corporation is now subject.

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

April 19, 1819.

[1849, 217.] [1813, 90 ; 1814, 1, 60; 1815, 110; 1817, 54, 115; 1828, 7; 1830, 58; 1836, 194.]

An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Springfield Bank. Chap. 120 Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The president, directors, and company, of $50,000 additionthe Springfield Bank, in Springfield, may increase their al present capital stock by an addition thereto of fifty thousand dollars, and, when added, their whole capital stock may be

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monwealth.

al stock.

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monwealth.

al stock.

divided into shares of one hundred dollars each ; the additional capital 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. Same tas, &e., as SECTION 2. The additional stock of said bank, when on original stock. paid in, shall be subject to the like tax, regulations, restric

tions, and provisions, to which the present capital stock is

subject. Certificate to be SECTION 3. Before said corporation shall proceed to do returned to secre- business upon said additional capital, a certificate, signed

by the president and directors, and attested by the cashier, under oath, that the same has been actually paid into said bank, shall be returned into the office of the secretary of the Commonwealth.

April 19, 1849. [1849, 217.]

[1836, 251 ; 1845, 53.] Chan. 121. An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Freeman's Bank.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : $50,000 addition SECTION 1. The president, directors, and company, of

the Freeman's Bank, are hereby authorized to increase their present capital stock by an addition thereto of fifty thousand dollars, to be divived 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 in April, in the year one thousand eight hundred

and fifty. Same tax, &c., AS SECTION 2. The additional stock aforesaid, when paid on original stock. into said bank, shall be subject to the like tax, regulations,

restrictions, and provisions, to which the present capital

stock of said corporation is now subject. Certificate to be SECTION 3. Before said corporation shall proceed to do

ma business on said additional capital, a certificate, signed by monwealth. the president and directors, and certified by the cashier,

under oath, that the same has been actually paid into said bank, shall be returned into the office of the secretary of the Commonwealth.

April 19, 1849. [1849, 217; 1851, 199; 1853, 202; 1854, 170.]

[Special Laws, vol. 2, p. 446; 1824, 79; 1840, 60.] Chap. 122

An Act in relation to Union Bridge. Be it enacted, &c., as follows: Power to county SECTION 1. The county commissioners of the county of

Pep. Plymouth are hereby directed and authorized to claim and ing to common. exercise, in behalf of the Commonwealth, all the rights

reserved or provided for by the fourth section of an act

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entitled “An Act in addition to an Act concerning Union Bridge, so called," and to take possession of the same so soon as, by the terms of said act, it shall have reverted to, and become the property of, the Commonwealth ; and they May require a are further empowered to require, from said Union Bridge selle Corporation, a full and particular statement of all the tolls received for the use of said bridge, and shall receive all moneys collected by said corporation after said bridge shall bare reverted to, and become the property of, the CommonWealth by virtue of the act aforesaid.

SECTION 2. Whenever said commissioners shall have Commissioners taken possession of said bridge, in behalf of the Common- to wealth, and until the same shall have been laid out as a public high way, as hereafter provided, the said commissioners shall claim and receive all tolls payable for the use of said bridge, as now established by law.

SECTION 3. The said county commissioners are hereby Bridge to be authorized and empowered to lay out and cause said bridge, wheb, &c. as now constructed, to be a free public highway, whenever, in their opinion, the public convenience and necessity shall require it; and when said bridge shall be so laid out as a South Sciturte public highway, the said commissioners shall pay, in equal to receive the parts, to the towns of South Scituate and Marshfield, all money paid to money which shall have been received by said commissioners in what man

ner, &c. from said corporation, or otherwise, on account of said bridge, after deducting the cost of any repairs made upon said bridge, and of collecting the tolls. April 19, 1849. Ax Act to incorporate the Boston and New York Telegraph Company. Chap. 125 Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. "Joseph W. Clark, Alvin Adams, and Abel Corporators. G. Farwell, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Boston and New York Telegraph Company, for the purpose of constructing and to construct and

use telegraphs. using lines of telegraph within this Commonwealth, with all us the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, Powers and durestrictions, and liabilities, set forth in the thirty-eighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. The capital stock of the said company shall Capital stock. be one hundred and twenty thousand dollars, with liberty to increase the same by an addition thereto of a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each: provided, that no shares Proviso. 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.

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

April 20, 1849.

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[Special Laws, vol. 2, p. 446.] Chap. 126 Ax Act for the protection and regulation of Lieutenant's Island, and

the Flats adjacent, in the Town of Wellfieet. Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Towo may choose SECTION 1. The town of Wellfleet is authorized and appually. three free bolders, to be empowered, at their annual town meeting, to choose three island and flats. persons, being freeholders in said town, to inspect and over

see the island known as Lieutenant's Island, together with the flats in common adjacent thereto. lying in the southerly part of said town, between Black Fish Creek, so called, and the town of Eastham : prorided, howerer, if the said town meeting has been held for the current year, the selectmen are hereby authorized to call a meeting for the purpose of electing said overseers, to hold their offices till the next

annual meeting of said town. How to be chosen SECTION 2. The said overseers shall be chosen and qualiaod qualified. Powers and da- fied in the same manner, with like powers and duties as are

provided in “An Act to prevent damage being done to the harbor of Wellflect, in the county of Barnstable, by excessive numbers of cattle, sheep, and horse kind, feeding on the beach and islands adjoining the westerly side of said harbor,” passed June nineteenth, in the year one thousand

eight hundred and one. Provisions of that SECTION 3. All the provisions, restrictions, and penalties,

Fape of the aforesaid act of June nineteenth, in the year eighteen

hundred and one, shall be, and the same are hereby applied to the protection and regulation of the said Lieutenant's Island, and the flats and land described in the first section of this act.

April 20, 1849. [Repealed, 1851, 119.]

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act, how far applicable.

Jurisdiction, original and exclusive.

Chap. 127 An Act to establish a Police Court in the Town of Taunton.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Police court es. SECTION 1. A police court is hereby established in the tablished

town of Taunton, to consist of one competent and discreet man, to be appointed and commissioned by the governor, pursuant to the constitution, as standing justice.

SECTION 2. The said court shall have original and exclusive jurisdiction over all crimes, offences, and misdemeanors, committed within said town of Taunton, whereof justices of the peace now have or may have jurisdiction ; also of all suits and actions which may now, or at any time hereafter be heard, tried and determined before any justice of the peace, in the county of Bristol, whenever all the parties shall reside in Taunton, and service of the writ is had on the

defendant in said county. -original and The said court shall have original and concurrent juris

diction, with justices of the peace in said county of Bristol,

concurrent.

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