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road, as the same is actually laid out and constructed, in the counties of Worcester and Franklin, are bereby ratified and

confirmed. Corporation as- SECTION 2. In order to correct any informality or insuffi

ciency in the locations of said railroad heretofore filed, the said corporation is hereby authorized, at any time within one year from the passage of this act, to file with the county commissioners of said counties of Worcester and Franklin respectively, new locations of said road, defining the courses and distances and boundaries of such portions thereof, as lie

within the said counties respectively, in conformity with the Said new loca- actual construction of said road as already built, which said tions to be va.id.

new locations, when filed, shall be valid and sufficient in law, to all intents and purposes.

April 8, 1853. (1853, 185, 336, 367; 1856, 58, 229.]

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[1833, 11; 1848, 197.] Chap. 135 An Act in addition to an Act, to incorporate the Nantucket Steam-boat

Company. Be it enacted, &c., as follows : May run a steam- The Nantucket Steam-boat Company is hereby authorized moto kholders may to run a steam-boat and two other vessels between Nantucket

and Hyannis, in the town of Barnstable, or Yarmouth, or on both of said routes, as the stockholders may elect.

April 8, 1853.

[1851, 182.] Chap. 136 An Act to change the Name of the City Mutual Marine and Fire Insur

ance Company. Be it enacted, gc., as follows : Name changed. The City Mutual Marine and Fire Insurance Company

shall hereafter be called and known as the Tremont Mutual Insurance Company.

April 8, 1853.

[1852, 36.] Chan. 134 An Act to authorize the Cambridge Gas Light Company to extend their

Gas Pipes into the Town of Somerville. Be it enacted, &c., as follows: May extend pipes SECTION 1. The Cambridge Gas Light Company, a cor

poration established by law, is hereby authorized to extend their pipes for the purpose of conducting gas into the town

of Somerville. Mnyopen ground, SECTION 2. Said corporation, with the consent of the

selectmen of the town of Somerville, shall have power and authority to open the ground in any part of the streets, lanes, and highways, of said town, for the purpose of sinking and

repairing such pipes and conductors, as it may be necessary The streets to be to sink for the purpose aforesaid ; and the said corporation

after opening the ground in said streets, lanes, and higlıways, shall be held to put the same into repair, under the penalty

to Somerville.

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of being prosecuted for a nuisance: provided, that the select- Proviso.
men of the said town, for the time being, shall at all times
have the power to regulate, restrict, and control, all the acts
and doings of said corporation, which may in any manner
affect the health, safety, and convenience, of the inhabitants
of said town.

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

April 11, 1853.

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placed in the channel.

An Act to authorize David Gould and his Associates to build a Wharf. Chap. 138 Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

David Gould and his associates are hereby authorized to Wharf in Chatbuild a wharf from their land adjoining the old harbor in sam Chatham, and to extend said wharf to six feet of water at low tide, and to lay vessels at the end and sides thereof, and May receive receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, that this wharfage, &c. grant shall not affect the legal rights of any person ; and provided, also, that said wharf shall be built on piles below low-water mark.

April 11, 1853. An Act to anthorize Joseph Nickerson and his Associates to place Buoys Chan. 139

in Stage Harbor. Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

Joseph Nickerson and his associates are hereby authorized Buoys may be to place buoys in the channel at the entrance of old Stage! Harbor, and also through the Drain, so called, in Chatham, at their own expense : provided, that this grant shall not proviso. impair the legal rights of any person, and that said buoys shall be so placed, as to aid and not interrupt navigation, and shall be subject to alteration or removal at the pleasure of the Commonwealth.

April 11, 1853. An Act to authorize Benjamin Allstrum and James M. IIolmes to build a Chap. 140

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

Benjamin Allstrum and James M. Holmes are hereby Wharf in Proauthorized to build a wharf from their land adjoining the vincetown harbor of Provincetown, and to extend said wharf into six feet of water at low tide, and to lay vessels at the end and May receive sides thereof, and receive wharfage and dockage therefor : wharfage, &c. provided, this grant shall not affect the legal rights of any proviso person ; and provided, also, said wharf shall be built on piles below low-water mark.

April 11, 1853.

Ax Act concerning Streets and Ways in the City of Roxbury.

Chap. 141 Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. When any street or way, which now is or Abutters to grade hereafter shall be opened in the city of Roxbury, over any s private laud by the owners thereof, and dedicated to or use.

streets or ways given to public

Proceedings in case of neglect or refusal.

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permitted to be used by the public, before such street shall have been accepted and laid out according to law, it shall be the duty of the owners of the lots abutting thereon, to grade such street or way at their own expense, in such manner as the safety and convenience of the public shall, in the opinion of the mayor and aldermen of said city, require, and if the owners of such abutting lots shall, after reasonable notice given by the said mayor and aldermen, neglect or refuse to grade such street or way in manner aforesaid, or to close the same from the public if the same shall not have been dedicated to the public use, it shall be lawful for the said mayor and aldermen to cause the same to be graded as aforesaid, and the expense thereof shall, after due notice to the parties interested, be equitably assessed upon the owners of such abutting lots, by the said mayor and aldermen, in such proportions as they shall judge reasonable ; and all assessments so made shall be a lien upon such abutting lands, in like manner as taxes are now a lien upon real estate : provided, always, that nothing contained in this act shall be construed to affect any agreements heretofore made respecting any such streets or ways as aforesaid, between such owners and said city : provided, also, that any such grading of any street or way, by the mayor and aldermen aforesaid, shall not be construed to be an acceptance of

such street or way by the city of Roxbury. Width of streets, SECTION 2. No street or way shall hereafter be opened as

aforesaid in said city, of a less width than thirty feet, except with the consent of said mayor and aldermen in writing first had and obtained for that purpose.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect in thirty days from the passing thereof, unless the city council of said city shall within that time vote not to accept the same.

April 12, 1853. Chap. 142

An Act to authorize Elisha Nickerson to build a Wharf.

Be it enacted, f'c., as follows: Wharf in Pro- Elisha Nickerson is hereby authorized to build a wharf

from his land adjoining the harbor of Provincetown, and to extend said wharf into nine feet of water at high tide, and to lay vessels at the end and sides thereof, and receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, this grant shall not affect the legal rights of any person ; and provided, also, said wharf shall be built on piles below low-water mark.

April 12, 1853. Chap. 143

An Act to authorize David Young to build a Whart.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows :
Wharf in Pro- David Young is hereby authorized to build a wharf from

his land adjoining the harbor of Provincetown, and to

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extend said wharf into six feet of water at low tide, and to
lay vessels at the end and sides thereof, and receive wharfage May receive
and dockage therefor: provided, that this grant shall not
affect the legal rights of any person ; and provided also,
that said wharf shall be built on piles below low-water
mark.

April 12, 1853.

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An Act concerning the First Universalist Society in Lawrence. Chap. 144. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. All the acts of the First Universalist Society Certain acts in Lawrence, in holding its annual meeting in the month of be valid. January ; in choosing a moderator to hold his office for the year in which he was chosen, such moderator having so held his office; and in authorizing its standing committee to fill such vacancies as might occur in the offices of said society, said standing committee having acted in filling such vacancies in pursuance of such authority, are hereby declared to be valid and effectual in law, in as ample a manner as if said acts of said society had been in conformity to the statutes of this Commonwealth.

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

April 12, 1853.

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An Act to authorize Amaziah Crowell to extend his Wharf. | Chap. 145 Be it enacted, 8c., as follows :

Amaziah Crowell is hereby authorized to extend his Wharf may be wharf in the harbor of Provincetown, to low-water mark, extend and he shall have the right to lay vessels at the end and sides of said wharf, and receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, that this act shall not impair the legal Proviso. rights of any person.

April 12, 1853.

- - - ---An Act to incorporate the Hampshire Consolidated Mining Company. Chan. 146 Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. Samuel Ellis, Edward Anthony, and Edwin Corporators. C. Hamilton, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Hampshire Consolidated Mining Company, for the purpose of exploring Purpose and working mines of lead, copper, and other metals, in the county of Hampshire, and prosecuting the mining business in all its branches, with all the powers and privileges, and Powers and dusubject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, con- ties. tained in chapters thirty-eight and forty-four of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold real and personal Real estate. estate necessary for the purposes aforesaid, not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars.

issued under par.

No shares to be SECTION 3. So shares in the capital stock of said corpo

pat. ration shall be issued for a less sum or amount than the par value of the shares which shall first be issued.

SECTION 1. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

April 12, 1853.

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[1819, 169; 1831, 85; 1852, 116, 150.] Chap. 147 Ax Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Fairhaven Branch Railroad

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

The Fairharen Branch Railroad Company are hereby anthorized to increase their capital stock, by an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, by adding thereto from time to time, at their discretion, an additional number of sbares not exceeding one thousand of one hundred dollars each.

April 14, 1853. [1854, 124 ; 1857, 253.]

-- -- -- -- Chan. 148. An Act to incorporate the Charles River Ice Company.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows: Corporators. SECTION 1. Lyman Kinsley, Francis Davis, Joseph II.

Billings, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Charles River Ice Company,

in West Roxbury and Dedham, for the purpose of cutting, Powers and du- storing, transporting, and vending ice; and for this purpose

they shall have all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth in the thirty-eighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised

Statutes. Capital stock. Section 2. The capital stock of the said corporation

shall not exceed one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and the same may be invested and held in such real and

personal estate as shall be necessary and convenient for No shares to be carrying on the business of the said corporation ; and no

shares in the capital stock of the said company 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 provided, that this act shall in no wise impair the legal rights of any person.

April 14, 1853.

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An Act to incorporate the Lasell Female Seminary. Chap 150

Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

George W. Briggs, Josiah Lasell, Henry L. Sabine, William Jackson and Joseph L. Patridge, are hereby incorporated by the name of the Lasell Female Seminary, to be established in Auburndale in the town of Newton, in the county of Middlesex, with the powers and privileges, and subject to the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, provided in the forty

Powers and duties.

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