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Commonwealth of Hassachusetts.

In the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty

Five.

AN ACT

Concerning the Fitchburg Rail-road Company.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :

1 Sect. 1. The Fitchburg Rail-road Company are 2 hereby authorized to subscribe to the capital stock 3 of the Vermont and Massachusetts Rail-road Com4 pany, to an amount not exceeding four hundred thou5 sand dollars : provided, such subscription be first 6 sanctioned and approved by the vote of a majority of 7 the directors of the said Vermont and Massachusetts

8 Rail-road Company : and provided, no such subscrip9 tion be made unless a contract be made by the Fitch10 burg Rail-road Company, with the Vermont and 11 Massachusetts Rail-road Company, for the purchase 12 or lease, for a term of years, and use of that portion 13 of the Vermont and Massachusetts Rail-road inter14 vening between the depot of the Fitchburg Rail15 road, in Fitchburg, and the line of the Winchendon 16 Rail-road.

1 SECT. 2. The Fitchburg Rail-road Company are 2 hereby authorized to enter into any contracts with 3 the Vermont and Massachusetts Rail-road Company, 4 for the completion, lease, purchase, equipment and 5 use of all or any part of the rail-road which said 6 last-named corporation is authorized to construct, 7 lying between Athol and the depot of the Fitchburg 8 Rail-road in Fitchburg, whether the same be located 9 upon the line now chartered, or upon any line here10 after to be fixed by the county commissioners. And 11 no such contracts shall take effect, and no such sub12 scription shall be made, until the same shall be ap13 proved by a majority in interest of the stockholders 14 of the Vermont and Massachusetts Rail-road Com

15 pany.

1 SECT. 3. The Fitchburg Rail-road Company are 2 hereby authorized to enter into any contract with 3 the Winchendon Rail-road Company, for the con4 struction, purchase or lease, equipment and use of 5 all or any part of the rail-road which said last-named 6 corporation is authorized to construct.

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SECT. 4.

The Fitchburg Rail-road Company are

2 hereby authorized to contract for the purchase of 3 the Charlestown Branch Rail-road, and for the pur4 chase or lease, and use of a part of the bridge, lands 5 and depots of the Boston and Maine Rail-road Ex6 tension Company, lying between the track of said 7 Fitchburg Rail-road Company and Haymarket Square 8 in the city of Boston ; and upon the completion of 9 said contract the Fitchburg Rail-road Company may 10 connect the rail-roads of the two companies by prop11 er turn-outs and switches.

1 SECT. 5. The Fitchburg Rail-road Company, 2 while holding stock in said Vermont and Massachu3 setts Rail-road Company, shall not, at the meetings 4 of that corporation, be entitled to any vote for any 5 shares beyond one twentieth part of the whole num6 ber of shares of the stock of such corporation.

1 Sect. 6. The Fitchburg Rail-road Company may, 2 in addition to their capital now authorized by law, 3 create new stock to an amount not exceeding five 4 hundred thousand dollars.

1 Sect. 7. This act shall not take effect until the 2 same shall have been accepted by a majority in in3 terest of the stockholders of the Fitchburg Rail-road 4 Company, at a legal meeting called for the purpose.

8 Rail-road Company : and provided, no such subscrip9 tion be made unless a contract be made by the Fitch10 burg Rail-road Company, with the Vermont and 11 Massachusetts Rail-road Company, for the purchase 12 or lease, for a term of years, and use of that portion 13 of the Vermont and Massachusetts Rail-road inter14 vening between the depot of the Fitchburg Rail15 road, in Fitchburg, and the line of the Winchendon 16 Rail-road.

1 Sect. 2. The Fitchburg Rail-road Company are 2 hereby authorized to enter into any contracts with 3 the Vermont and Massachusetts Rail-road Company, 4 for the completion, lease, purchase, equipment and 5 use of all or any part of the rail-road which said 6 last-named corporation is authorized to construct, 7 lying between Athol and the depot of the Fitchburg 8 Rail-road in Fitchburg, whether the same be located 9 upon the line now chartered, or upon any line here10 after to be fixed by the county commissioners. And 11 no such contracts shall take effect, and no such sub12 scription shall be made, until the same shall be ap13 proved by a majority in interest of the stockholders 14 of the Vermont and Massachusetts Rail-road Com

15 pany.

1 Sect. 3. The Fitchburg Rail-road Company are 2 hereby authorized to enter into any contract with 3 the Winchendon Rail-road Company, for the con4 struction, purchase or lease, equipment and use of 5 all or any part of the rail-road which said last-named 6. corporation is authorized to construct.

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Sect. 4. The Fitchburg Rail-road Company are

2 hereby authorized to contract for the purchase of 3 the Charlestown Branch Rail-road, and for the pur4 chase or lease, and use of a part of the bridge, lands 5 and depots of the Boston and Maine Rail-road Ex6 tension Company, lying between the track of said 7 Fitchburg Rail-road Company and Haymarket Square 8 in the city of Boston ; and upon the completion of 9 said contract the Fitchburg Rail-road Company may 10 connect the rail-roads of the two companies by prop11 er turn-outs and switches.

1 Sect. 5. The Fitchburg Rail-road Company, 2 while holding stock in said Vermont and Massachu3 setts Rail-road Company, shall not, at the meetings 4 of that corporation, be entitled to any vote for any 5 shares beyond one twentieth part of the whole num6 ber of shares of the stock of such corporation.

1 SECT. 6. The Fitchburg Rail-road Company may, 2 in addition to their capital now authorized by law, 3 create new stock to an amount not exceeding five 4 hundred thousand dollars.

1 Secr. 7. This act shall not take effect until the 2 same shall have been accepted by a majority in in3 terest of the stockholders of the Fitchburg Rail-road 4 Company, at a legal meeting called for the purpose.

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