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AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE FIRST PARISH IN DORCHESTER
TO SELL CERTAIN REAL ESTATE.
May sell real estate.
SECTION 1. The First Parish in Dorchester is hereby authorized to sell at public or private sale, at such time or times as it may choose and for such prices as it may see fit, the whole or any part of the following described real estate :— the “great wood lot,” so called, situate in Milton, in the county of Norfolk, containing sixty acres, one quarter, and twenty-seven rods; the “gravel hole,” so called, situate in said Milton, containing one acre, one quarter, and thirty-seven rods ; the “purgatory swamp,” so called, in the Dorchester district of Boston in the County of Suffolk, containing twelve acres, and thirty-two rods ; the “Indian hill ” lot, in said Dorchester district of said Boston, containing seven acres, ten rods; the “ministerial meadow," so called, opposite the almshouse, in said Dorchester district of said Boston, containing two quarters, thirty-eight rods. The treasurer of said parish for the time being shall have authority to execute and deliver deeds to convey the same in fee simple or otherwise.
SECT. 2. The proceeds of the sale of said lands shall be permanently invested in such manner as the standing committee of said parish shall direct; and the income arising therefrom shall be applied exclusively to the support of the ministry in said parish.
Sect. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. March 11, 1882.
Investment of proceeds of sale.
AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SOUTH CONGREGATIONAL
CEMETERY ASSOCIATION IN THE TOWN OF DENNIS.
Powers and duties.
Corporators. SECTION 1. Miller W. Nickerson, Alvan Small, Flowes Baker, Dr.
C. M. Hulbert, Benjamin M. Nickerson, their associates and succesName and pur- sors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the South Con
gregational Cemetery Association, for the purpose of perfecting, controlling and improving the grounds set apart, used and known as the South Congregational Burial Ground, and the South Congregational Cemetery, situated and lying within one enclosure in the southerly part of the town of Dennis in the county of Barnstable; and said corporation shall have all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in the general laws which now are or hereafter may be in force applicable to similar cor
porations, except as is hereinafter provided. Organization of SECT. 2. A majority in number and interest of the proprietors corporation.
said burial ground and said cemetery, present and voting at a meeting legally notified for such purpose, may organize said corporation under
this Act. May hold real Sect. 3. The said corporation may acquire by gift, bequest, devise and personal or purchase, and hold in fee simple, so much real estate, and may also
hold so much personal property as may be necessary for the objects connected with and appropriate to the purposes of said corporation. SECT. 4. This Act shall take effect upon its passage.
March 11, 1882.
AN AOT TO
PROVIDE FOR THE TESTING
boilers to be
SECTION 1. The board of railroad commissioners shall as soon as Locomotive may be adopt, publish and communicate, to every corporation or per- tested. son operating a railroad or any portion of a railroad in this Commonwealth, regulations for testing the boilers of locomotives.
SECT. 2. After three months from the publication of said regula- Penalty for tions, any corporation or person using on a railroad in this common- with regulawealth a locomotive the boiler of which has not been tested as provided tions. by said regulations, shall be liable to a penalty of twenty dollars for every day of such use, to be recovered for the use of the Commonwealth by fine imposed on complaint before any court or magistrate of competent jurisdiction.
Sect. 3. Said board may from time to time revise said regulations, Regulations and when such revision has been communicated to any corporation or
may be revised. person operating a railroad or portion of a railroad in this Commonwealth it shall have the same effect as to such person or corporation as if originally adopted by said board.
SECT. 4. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the Boilers to be appointment by the board of any person to test locomotive boilers.
ter mechanic All the testing of such boilers under the regulations of said board of corporation
when possible. shall when possible be done by the master mechanic of the corporation, firm or person constructing or repairing such boilers, or using them on a railroad in this Commonwealth. March 16, 1882.
tested by mas
AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PRESERVATION OF CHECK LISTS IN
check lists in
SECTION 1. Section twenty-nine of chapter seven of the Public Preservation of Statutes is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following cities. words:
Pub. Sts. ch. 7,
$ 29, amended. And preserved in his custody for the same length of time as is now required by law for the preservation of ballots; and as soon as may be thereafter he shall transmit said lists to the board acting as a board of registrars of voters for such city, and said board shall receive and preserve the same on file.
Sect. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. March 16, 1882.
AN ACT TO REGULATE SALES UNDER POWER OF SALE IN
The seventeenth section of chapter one hundred and eighty-one of Publication of the Public Statutes is hereby amended by inserting after the word notiee of sales " situated ” in the tenth line thereof, the words " and if no newspaper sale in mortis published in such city or town, then in some newspaper published Pub. Sts. ch. in the county where the mortgaged premises are situated.” March 16, 181, 6, 17,
AN ACT RELATING TO PERSONAL ESTATE SUBJECT TO
Pub. Sts. ch. 11, $ 4, amended.
SECTION 1. Section four of chapter eleven of the Public Statutes is hereby amended in the sixth line by striking out the word “ due,” and inserting in place thereof the words “or indebtedness.” SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage.
March 16, 1882.
ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CUSTODY OF BOOKS AND
PAPERS OF INSOLVENT SAVINGS BANKS.
Receivers to de SECTION 1. Receivers of insolvent savings banks and institutions posit books and for savings shall, at the end of one year after final settlement ordered commissioners, by the court, deposit with the commissioners of savings banks all after derflexent books and papers of such insolvent savings banks and institutions for ordered by
savings, including those relating to their receivership. And said comA mended by St. missioners shall receive and hold the same in some proper repository 1883, ch. 258, § 2. in the state house. SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage.
March 16, 1882.
AN ACT TO AMEND “ AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BOSTON
POLICE RELIEF ASSOCIATION,” RELATIVE TO DEATH BENEFITS. St. 1876, ch. 16, SECTION 1. Chapter sixteen of the Acts of the year eighteen hun
dred and seventy-six is hereby amended so that the benefit to accrue by reason of the decease of members of the Boston Police Relief
Association, or their wives, may be extended to such members as may St. 1878, ch. 244, be retired under section five of chapter two hundred and forty-four of
the Acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-eight and the amendments to the same: provided, that such retired members shall have no voice in the government of said association, shall comply with the by-laws thereof, and shall receive no benefit from said association for sickness or disability.
SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. March 16, 1882.
AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BAKER AND HORTON CEMETERY
ASSOCIATION, IN THE TOWN OF REHOBOTH.
Name and purpose.
for the burial of the dead, to be located in the town of Rehoboth in the county of Bristol ; and said corporation shall have all the powers Powers and and privileges, and be subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions of the statutes applicable to similar corporations.
SECT. 2. Said corporation may hold real and personal estate for Real and perthe purposes aforesaid, not exceeding in amount the sum of five thou- sonal estate. sand dollars.
Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. March 16, 1882.
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE UNION OF THE OLD COLONY RAIL
ROAD COMPANY AND THE BOSTON, CLINTON, FITCHBURG AND
SECTION 1. The Old Colony Railroad Company is authorized to Railroads may unite with the Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad unite. Company on such terms and conditions and with such guarantees as may be mutually agreed upon by said corporations at meetings of the stockholders thereof duly called for that purpose, and with this view the former corporation is further authorized to purchase and hold the stock of the latter corporation : provided, however, that the assent of the Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad Company to such union shall be given by a majority interest of the holders of preferred stock, and a majority in interest of the holders of the common stock. The name of the united corporation thus authorized Name of united shall be the Old Colony Railroad Company, and said corporation shall corporation. have and enjoy all the franchises, powers, privileges, property and rights of every kind belonging to the Old Colony Railroad Company, now so called, and to the Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad Company, or either of them, and shall assume all the duties, debts and liabilities of said corporations, and shall be subject to all general laws which now are or hereafter may be in force relating to railroad corporations.
Sect. 2. The Old Colony Railroad Company, after said union, May issue may issue bonds under the mortgage dated January first, eighteen hundred and eighty, made by the Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad Company, and ratified and confirmed by chapter seventy of the Acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty, in the same manner and to the same extent as the said Boston, Clinton, Fitchburg and New Bedford Railroad Company was therein authorized; but the bonds and obligations of said last named company which have been or may be acquired or paid under the terms of said mortgage, and now are or may hereafter be in the possession of the trustee under said mortgage, shall not be computed as a part of the debt of said Old Colony Railroad Company under the provisions of law relating to the issue of bonds or notes. The capital stock of the Capital stock. Old Colony Railroad Company, upon said union, shall not exceed the amount of the authorized capital stock of said two corporations ; but it may, after said union, increase its capital stock to twelve millions of dollars, the new stock to be issued in accordance with existing laws, and the proceeds thereof applied to the payment and reduction of its debt, and to providing additional equipment and improvements of its railroad and other property.
Sect. 3. Whenever said corporations shall vote to unite as afore- Certificates of said, copies of the votes whereby such union is assented to, certified by votes for union
the respective clerks of said corporations, shall be filed in the office of the secretary of the Commonwealth, and also with the board of railroad commissioners.
SECT. 4. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. 1882.
AN ACT TO ALLOW THE NEW ENGLAND TRUST COMPANY TO
MAKE ADDITIONAL INVESTMENTS.
St. 1869, ch. 182. Mav make additional investments.
SECTION 1. The New England Trust Company, incorporated under chapter one hundred and eighty-two of the Acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, may, in addition to the investments which it is now authorized to make, invest the money's intrusted to it, or in any way received by it, in the notes of manufacturing corporations created by the laws of any of the New England States, the property of which is unencumbered by mortgage, and which have paid a dividend for the two years next preceding such investment; also to take as collateral upon the notes of individuals, citizens of this State, for a period not exceeding four months, the bonds of cities in the United States containing at least one hundred thousand inhabitants, whose net indebtedness does not exceed five per cent. of the valuation of the taxable property therein, to be ascertained by the last preceding city valuation for the assessment of taxes, and selling in the market above par: provided, that said bonds shall be taken at not over eighty per cent. of the market value thereof.
SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its acceptance by the New England Trust Company. March 16, 1882.
Accepted April 10, 1882.
AN ACT ALLOWING THE SOMERVILLE WHARF AND IMPROVE
MENT COMPANY FURTHER TIME TO ORGANIZE,
St. 1880, ch. 147. SECTION 1. The Somerville Wharf and Improvement Company, Imefice organ- incorporated by chapter one hundred and forty-seven of the Acts of tended. the year eighteen hundred and eighty, may organize under said Act at
any time within one year from the passage of this Act.
SECT. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage. 1882.
AN ACT TO CHANGE THE CORPORATE NAME OF THE OLD
COLONY AND HINGHAM STEAMBOAT COMPANY.
SECTION 1. The corporate name of the Old Colony and lingham