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AN ACT RELATING TO THE SECOND PARISH CEMETERY IN DOR- Chap. 228

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

CHESTER.

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by vote of two

SECTION 1. The Second Parish in the town of Dorchester Parish may elect is hereby authorized to elect by ballot a board of three com- sioners to supermissioners for the term of three years, who shall have the intend cemetery. sole care, superintendence and management of the Second Parish Cemetery, in said town of Dorchester established by said parish; one member of which board shall go out of office each year: said board or any member thereof, after an May be removed opportunity to be heard, may be removed by a vote of two-thirds. thirds, at any meeting of said parish duly called; and in Vacancy, case of a vacancy by death, resignation or removal, such vacancy to be filled in the manner aforesaid for the remainder of the unexpired term. The commissioner first chosen shall Tenures. hold his office for three years; the commissioner next chosen, to hold his office for two years, and the commissioner next chosen, to hold his office for one year.

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SECTION 2. Said board of commissioners shall appropriate shall assign pora portion of said cemetery as a public burial place for the lic burial for members of said parish, free of charge therefor; and they members. shall lay out said cemetery in suitable lots or other sub- Shall lay out divisions, with necessary paths and avenues, may plant, and may embelembellish and ornament the same, may enclose and divide the same with proper fences and erect or annex such suitable edifices, appendages and conveniencies as they shall from time to time deem expedient; may make all necessary by- May make bylaws, rules and regulations in the execution of their trust, not inconsistent with the laws of the Commonwealth, as they may deem expedient.

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ignated lots by

sons.

SECTION 3. Said board of commissioners shall have the May convey desauthority to convey to any person or persons by deeds duly deed of treasurer executed by the parish treasurer, the sole and exclusive to person or perright of burial, of erecting tombs, cenotaphs and other monuments in any of the designated lots' or subdivisions of said cemetery, upon such terms and conditions as they shall by their rules and regulations.prescribe.

paid treasurer

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fund."

SECTION 4. The proceeds of the sales of lots or rights of Certain moneys burial, donations, gifts and grants made for this purpose, shall be called shall be paid into the treasury of said parish, to be kept cemetery separate from any of its other funds, and to be called the cemetery fund; said fund to be safely invested, and the Income of fund, income arising therefrom to be subject to the order of said how to be used. commissioners, to be devoted to the improvement and embellishment of said cemetery under the direction of said board of commissioners.

Commissioners

shall report to

SECTION 5. Said board shall annually in the month of parish annually. March or April, render to said parish a report in writing of their doings, and of the condition of said cemetery, and an account of their receipts and expeditures.

Condition of validity of act.

SECTION 6. This act shall be void unless accepted by said parish at a meeting called for that purpose within three months after its passage. Approved May 9, 1867.

Chap. 229 AN ACT TO EXTEND THE POWERS OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

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for church use.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

IN WOBURN.

SECTION 1. The powers of the First Baptist Church in erty of $60,000 Woburn, a corporation established by an act of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, chapter seventy-three, entitled An Act to incorporate the First Baptist Church in Woburn, are hereby so far extended that said corporation may take, hold and manage in its own right and for its own. use as a church, property to an amount not exceeding the sum of sixty thousand dollars.

Deacons may

held to church.

SECTION 2. The deacons of said church are hereby convey property authorized and empowered to convey to said church, in its corporate capacity, all the property now held by said deacons in their said capacity.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved May 15, 1867.

Chap. 230 AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MASSACHUSETTS INFANT ASYLUM.

Corporators.

Purpose.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. Martin Brimmer, Thomas C. Amory, Mary J. Quincy, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Massachusetts Infant Asylum, for the purpose of assisting and providing for Privileges and re- deserted and destitute infant children; with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in the sixty-eighth chapter of the General Statutes and in all general laws which now are or hereafter may be in force relating to such corporations.

strictions.

May hold estate.

Overseers of poor and officers state

give children in care.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold, for the purposes aforesaid, real and personal estate not exceeding in value one hundred and twenty thousand dollars.

SECTION 3. The overseers of the poor, of any city or almshouses may town in the Commonwealth, and the superintendents and inspectors of the state almshouses, may place deserted and destitute infants in the care of said corporation under the laws for the relief of the poor, and such sum shall be paid for the temporary support of such infants as may be agreed upon between the parties: provided, that said overseers and

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the board of state charities shall use all reasonable care to Proviso: overcollect the cost of such temporary support from parties charities shall justly chargeable with the same, whenever they can be ascertained, and to remove those not born or not having settlement in this state.

Approved May 15, 1867.

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SALE OF GROWING

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

GUARDIANS.

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ents.

WOOD BY Chap. 231

ward and grant

entry for removal

under license

SECTION 1. When the income of the estate of a ward is May sell for supinsufficient to maintain him or his family, or when it appears port or benefit of that it would be for the benefit of a ward that the standing or growing wood on his real estate, or any part thereof, and law. should be sold and the proceeds put out on interest, or invested in productive stock, his guardian may sell such wood, and grant the privilege of entering upon the land and cutting and carrying away the same within such time as he may allow, upon obtaining a license therefor and proceeding therein as provided by law for the sale of the real estate of wards by guardians.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved May 15, 1867.

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MASONIC BUILDING ASSOCIATION, IN

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

GEORGETOWN.

Chap. 232

SECTION 1. Stephen Osgood, Sherman Nelson, Milton G. Corporators. Tenney, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Masonic Building Association,

in the town of Georgetown, for the purpose of erecting a Purpose. building in the town of Georgetown and maintaining the

same for the accommodation and purposes of a masonic hall,

lectures and any other lawful purpose; with all the powers and Privileges and reprivileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions and strictions. liabilities set forth in the general laws of this Commonwealth

which now are or may hereafter be in force, so far as appli

cable to said corporation.

SECTION 2. Said corporation shall have a capital stock not Capital stock and exceeding twenty thousand dollars, divided into shares of shares. one hundred dollars each, and may hold, for the purposes Estate. aforesaid, real and personal estate not exceeding the amount

of the capital stock: provided, that said corporation shall Proviso: condi-
incur no liability until five thousand dollars of its capital
stock has been actually paid in, in cash.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved May 15, 1867.

tion of incurring liability.

Chap. 233 AN ACT TO INCORPORATE

Corporators.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

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SECTION 1. Ichabod Washburn, Philip L. Moen, William E. Rice, Dorance S. Goddard, Henry Goddard, Peter C. Bacon, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the I. Washburn and Moen Wire Works, for the purpose of manufacturing wire rods, iron and steel wire, cotton yarn and cotton goods in the city Privileges and re- of Worcester; and for that purpose shall have all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in all general laws which now are or may hereafter be in force relating to manufacturing corporations.

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strictions.

Capital stock and shares.

Estate.

SECTION 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed seven hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each; and said corporation may hold such real and personal estate as may be necessary or convenient for the purposes set forth in this Condition prece- act, and shall not commence business until five hundred thousand dollars of its capital stock shall have been paid in. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Approved May 15, 1867.

dent to business.

Chap. 234

May add $300,000 to capital stock.

AN ACT Concerning THE BOSTON SCREW COMPANY.
Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The Boston Screw Company, a corporation organized in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-five, under the provisions of chapter sixty-one of the General Statutes, and having a capital of five hundred thousand dollars, is hereby authorized to add to its capital stock an amount not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved May 15, 1867.

Chap. 235 AN ACT TO CONFIRM THE LOCATIONS OF THE FITCHBURG railroad

Existing condi

reserving rights

to persons for damages.

AND ITS BRANCHES.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The location of the Fitchburg Railroad and tions confirmed, the railroads owned by that corporation as the same are now constructed and exist, are hereby ratified and confirmed; reserving however to all parties all existing claims for damage, if any there be; and provided, that nothing herein contained, shall affect the locations or rights of any other railroad corporations or of the Commonwealth.

Proviso: shall not affect rights

of other roads or of state.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved May 15, 1867.

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SHEFFIELD RAILROAD COMPANY. Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

Chap. 236

lease to, or take

SECTION 1. The Sheffield Railroad Company is hereby May unite with, authorized to contract for the management and operation of lease of any conits road with any railroad corporation, whose road connects necting road. with it, and to contract to assume the management and operation of the road of any such railroad corporation; and to lease its road to, and take a lease from any railroad corporation, whose road connects with it.

roads.

SECTION 2. Said Sheffield Railroad Company may unite May make joint and make joint stock with any railroad corporation, whose road stock with such connects with the road of the Sheffield Railroad Company, upon such terms as may be agreed upon by the contracting parties: provided, however, that said terms are first approved by a Provisos: twovote of the holders of two-thirds in amount of the stock of thirds stockholdeach corporation present and voting at legal meetings of said terms. Sum of corporations respectively, called for that purpose; and pro- to exceed the two vided further, that the capital stock of the united corporations shall not exceed the amount of the authorized capital of both corporations.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

ers to approve

united stocks not

capitals.

Approved May 15, 1867.

Chap. 237

AN ACT TO PROTECT THE OYSTER FISHERY IN MONUMENT RIVER. Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

ing oysters be

SECTION 1. Whoever takes any oysters from Monument Penalty for takRiver, in the town of Sandwich, at any time previous to the fore first October first day of October in the year eighteen hundred and sixty- 1868. eight, shall forfeit the sum of five dollars for each offence; and if the quantity of oysters taken exceeds one bushel, he shall forfeit the sum of five dollars for each bushel and any fraction of a bushel so taken.

wich may regu

SECTION 2. The inhabitants of the town of Sandwich, at Town of Sanda lega Imeeting held for the purpose, may make regula- late thereafter. tions concerning the taking of oysters in said river after said first day of October; and whoever takes any oysters from said river contrary to the regulations so made, shall be subject to the same penalties as are provided in the preceding section. The penalties provided in this act may be recovered Penalties, how by complaint or indictment in any court of competent jurisdiction.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passsge.
Approved May 15, 1867.

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