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In the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and FortyEight.

AN ACT

In addition to “An Act concerning Weights, Measures, and Balances.”

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

SECT. 1. There shall be furnished, to the treasurer of each county, and the treasurer of each city and town, in this Commonwealth, at the expense of the Commonwealth, a complete set of the standard weights, measures, and balances, such as the treasurer of each county and the treasurer of each town is required to keep, at the expense of such county, city, or town, respectively, by the provisions of the eighth section of an act passed April 23d, 1847, and to which this act is in addition.

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expense of such county, city, and town, respectively, some suitable place, in their said counties, cities, or towns, for the safe and suitable keeping and preservation of said weights, measures, and balances; and all expenses attending the boxing, putting up, transportation, and depositing, said weights, measures, and balances, in their destined locations, shall be defrayed by the counties, cities, and towns, respectively.

SECT. 3. The treasurer of each county, and the treasurer of each city and town, shall have the care and oversight of said weights, measures, and balances, and shall see that the same are kept in good order and repair; and, in case they are lost, destroyed, or irreparably damaged, shall replace the same by similar weights, measures, and balances; and all expenses incurred under the provisions of this section, shall be defrayed by the counties, cities, and towns, respectively.

SECT. 4. If the treasurer of any county, city, or town, shall neglect to provide a suitable place, to keep the said weights, measures, and balances, or shall neglect to keep them in good order and repair, or shall suffer them to be lost, damaged, or destroyed, through his neglect, contrary to the true meaning and intent of this act, he shall forfeit the sum of two hundred dollars, to be recovered by indictment to the use of the Commonwealth.

SECT. 5. So much of the eighth section of an act, entitled, “An act concerning weights, measures, and 3 balances,” and to which this act is in addition, as pro4 vides that certain weights, measures, and balances, 5 named in that act, shall be provided and kept at the 6 expense of the counties, cities, or towns, is hereby 7 repealed.

ČolittitotitutăIti) of staggatijttgtttg.

In the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty-Eight.

RESOLVES

Respecting the furnishing of Standard Weights, Measures, and Balances, to Counties, Cities, and Towns.

Resolved, That his excellency the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the council, be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to appoint two commissioners, who, in conjunction with the treasurer and receiver-general of the Commonwealth, shall constitute a board, to carry into effect, on the part of the Commonwealth, the provisions of an act passed at the present session of the legislature, entitled, “An act in addition to an act entitled an act concerning weights, measures, and balances;” and it shall be the duty of said commissioners to procure, and cause to be furnished to the treasurers of the several counties, cities, and towns of this Commonwealth, the standard weights, measures, and balances, according to the provisions of that act: provided, that the whole expense incurred under this resolve shall not exceed the sum of fifty-two thousand dollars; and his excellency the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrants accordingly, from time to time, on the treasurer of the Commonwealth.

Resolved, That the commissioners, appointed under the foregoing resolve, be, and they are hereby, authorized to dispose of and sell any old and useless measures, weights, scales, and appendages, which may remain on hand, the property of the Commonwealth; and they shall pay over the proceeds of such sales into the treasury of the Commonwealth.

[Reported by the Committee on the Judiciary.]

Contmortintultij of jūāggattittgetto.

In the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and FortyEight.

AN ACT

Concerning the Fees of Jurors, in certain cases.

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

1 The tenth section of the one hundred and twenty2 second chapter of the Revised Statutes, is hereby so 3 far amended, that, to each person attending as a 4 juror, before a sheriff, as prescribed by law, the sum 5 of one dollar and seventy-five cents a day shall be 6 allowed for his attendance.

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