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

April 16, 1853.

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Chan. 161 An Act to incorporate the Shawmut Sugar Refining Company.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Corporators SECTION 1. Marshall Kingman, Aaron Rice, and Emerson

Leland, their associates and successors, are hereby made a

corporation, by the name of the Shawmut Sugar Refining Powers and du- Company, in the town of Dedham, county of Norfolk, 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.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold real and personal estate necessary and convenient for the purposes aforesaid,

not exceeding in amount the sum of fifty thousand dollars ; No shares to be and no shares in the capital stock shall be issued for a less 188ued under par. sum or amount, to be paid in on each, than the par value of the shares first issued.

April 16, 1853. [1855, 260.]

Real and persobal estate.

Name.

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Chap. 162 An Act to incorporate the Washington Manufacturing Company.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Corporators. SECTION 1. Daniel Marshall, William A. Hayes, and

James L. Baker, their associates and successors, are hereby

made a corporation, by the name of the Washington ManuPurpose. facturing Company, for the purpose of manufacturing ma

chinery of iron and of other materials, in the town of Powers and du. Dorchester, county of Norfolk, with all the powers and

privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set forth in the thirty-eighth chapter of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold real and personal estate necessary and convenient for the purposes aforesaid, 1100 exceeding in amount one hundred and fifty thousand

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

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

April 16, 1853.

Real and personal estate.

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[1853, 8.] An Act to authorize the Haverhill Gas Light Company to extend their Chan 163

d their Chap. 163 Gas Pipes into the Town of Bradford. Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The Haverhill Gas Light Company, a body Extension of corporate by law, are hereby authorized to extend their gas pipes. pipes into the streets and public grounds of the town of Bradford.

Section 2. Said corporation, with the consent of the Mayopen ground, selectmen of the town of Bradford, shall have power and authority to open the ground in any part of the streets, lanes, and highways, in said town, for the purpose of sinking and repairing such pipes and conductors as it may be necessary to sink for the purpose aforesaid; and the said corpo- To repair streets. ration, after opening the ground in said streets, lanes, and highways, shall be held to put the same into repair, under the penalty of being prosecuted for a nuisance: provided, Proviso that the said selectmen, 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 the said town.

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

April 16, 1853.

[1849, 67.1 An Act to authorize the Selectmen of the Town of Dennis to lower the Chap. 164

Bridge over Swan Pond River. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. The selectmen of the town of Dennis are Swan Pond River hereby authorized to lower the bridge, built over the Swan 5 Pond River by virtue of the sixtieth chapter of the acts passed in the year one thousand eight hundred and fortynine, so that the said bridge shall be not less than five feet above ordinary high-water mark.

SECTION 2. The said bridge, after this alteration shall When deemed to have been made, shall be deemed to be built according to law; any thing in the sixtieth chapter of the statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-nine, to the contrary notwithstanding.

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

April 16, 1853. An Act to incorporate the Oakdale Hotel Company. Chap. 165 Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. Daniel Hosmer, William Thomas, Rowland Corporators. Shepard, Linus M. Harris, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Oakdale Name and purHotel Company, for the purpose of erecting in the town of pose. West Boylston, buildings necessary and convenient for a

Bridge lowered.

be legally built.

ties.

Real and personal estate.

issued under par.

Powers and du- public house ; with all the powers and privileges, and subject

to all the liabilities, duties, and restrictions, set forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold such real and personal property as may be necessary and convenient for

the purposes aforesaid, not exceeding in amount ten thouNo shares to be sand dollars : provided, that no shares in the capital stock

of said corporation 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 if any ardent spirits, or intoxicating drinks of any kind whatever, shall be sold unlawfully by said company, or by their agents, lessees or persons in their employ, in any of said buildings, then this act shall be void.

April 21, 1853.

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pose.

Chap. 166 An Act to incorporate the Northampton Young Men's Institute.

Be it enacted, 8c., as follows : Corporators. SECTION 1. Samuel A. Fisk, S. W. Hopkins, Henry Dike

man, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corName and pur- poration, by the name of the Northampton Young Men's

Institute, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a

library, and promoting public instruction by lectures or Powers and du- otherwise, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to

all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold real and personal estate, for the purposes aforesaid, to an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars.

April 21, 1853.

ties.

Real and personal estate.

Corporators.

Name and purpose.

Chap. 167 An Act to incorporate the Union Association in the Town of Brighton.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. That Thomas W. Herrick, Nathaniel Martin, Willard H. Giles, and their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Union Association in the town of Brighton, in the county of Middlesex, an association for the purpose of establishing and providing for a Lyceum, a Public Library, and courses of lectures on scientific or literary subjects, and for such kindred objects which may from time to time be considered advisable and

proper. Capital stock. SECTION 2. The said corporation may hold for the pur

poses aforesaid, real and personal estate to the amount of twenty thousand dollars, and the capital stock shall not exceed said sum.

April 21, 1853.

Property, &c.,

[1852, 146.] An Act to authorize the Consolidation of the Williamstown and Hancock Chan. 168

Railroad Company with the Lebanon Springs Railroad Company. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. The stockholders of the Williamstown and Railroads conHancock Railroad Corporation are hereby constituted stock- solidated. holders of the Lebanon Springs Railroad Company, a corporation created by, and in accordance with the general railroad laws of the State of New York, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, and the stockholders of said Lebanon Springs Railroad Company are hereby constituted stockholders of the said Williamstown and Hancock Railroad Company; and the two companies are hereby made Name. one corporation, by the name of the Lebanon Springs Rail- how divided. road Company, and all the franchises, property, powers, and privileges, granted or acquired under the authority of the said States respectively, shall be held and enjoyed by all the said stockholders in proportion to the number of shares or amount of property held by them respectively, in either or both of said corporations.

SECTION 2. One or more of the directors of said Lebanon One director to Springs Railroad Company shall at all times be an inhabitant be an inhabitant of this Commonwealth, on whom processes against said company may be legally served, and said company shall be held to answer in the jurisdiction where the service is made, and the process is returnable.

SECTION 3. The said company shall keep separate accounts Separate acof their expenditures in Massachusetts and in New York respectively, and two commissioners shall be appointed, one sioners to be apby the governor of each State, to hold their offices for the term of four years, and to be reasonably compensated by said company, who shall decide what portion of all expenditures of said company, and of its receipts and profits, properly pertain to that part of the road lying in Massachusetts and New York respectively, and the annual report required to be made by the directors to the legislature of this Cominonwealth shall, if approved by the said commissioners, be signed by them.

SECTION 4. The said company and the stockholders Liabilities of therein, so far as their road is situated in Massachusetts, this shall be subject to all the duties and liabilities of the said Williamstown and Hancock Railroad Corporation and the general laws of this State, to the same extent as the said Williamstown and Hancock Railroad Company, and the stockholders therein, would have been if this act had not been passed.

SECTION 5. This act shall not take effect until the legis- When to take lature of the State of New York shall have passed an act ®

counts to be kept and two commis

pointed.

stockholders in

effect.

similar to this, nor until said acts shall have been accepted by the stockholders of the said two corporations respectively, at legal meetings called for that purpose. April 21, 1853.

[1857, 9.]

Corporators.

pose.

Chap. 169 An Act to incorporate the Boston Steam Tow-Boat Company.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. Richard Hennessey, Moses Kimball, and Henry

Daris, their associates and successors, are hereby made a Name and pur corporation, by the name of the Boston Steam Tow-Boat

Company, for the purpose of holding and using one or more steam-boats for towing vessels in and about Boston harbor, with a capital not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars cach, not to be issued

except on payment in cash of the par value thereof. Powers and du- SECTION 2. The said corporation shall have all the rights

and privileges, and be subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes; and so much of the thirty-eighth chapter as may be applicable to said corporation.

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

April 21, 1853. [1854, 398.]

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tate.

make conveyance and to

[1820, 11.] Chap. 170 An Act to authorize the Baptist Church and Society in Leicester, to sell

Real Estate, and to manage their Funds. Be it enacted, &c., as follows: Authorized to SECTION 1. The Baptist Church and Society in Leicester, convey real es.

are hereby authorized to sell and convey by deed their parsonage estate and other lands belonging to said church and

society, situated in said town. Committee to SECTION 2. The said church and society shall at legal

meetings called for that purpose, choose by concurrent vote, place proceeds

a committee to make sale of said estate, and the whole or with trustees.

any part of said lands, in such way and manner as said church and society shall direct; and the committee thus chosen shall have authority to execute and deliver deeds accordingly, and shall place the proceeds of said sales in

the hands of trustees elected for that purpose. Board of trustees SECTION 3. The said church and society shall, as soon as

convenient, at their meetings called as above provided, and every fourth year thereafter, in the month of January, elect concurrently three persons who shall be members of some regular Baptist church or churches, who shall constitute a board of trustees, to hold their office until others are chosen,

and said trustees shall have authority to receive the proceeds Proceeds of sales, of the sales of said estate and lands, and shall invest the

to be chosen.

how invested.

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