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Three aldermen to be elected for
on their duties,
SECTION 4. There shall be elected, at such time in the present year, and month of February or March of the present year as the councilman for mayor and aldermen shall appoint, by the qualified voters
of the city at large, voting in their respective wards, three aldermen from the city at large, in addition to those already elected from wards, and one common councilman shall be elected from and by the voters of each ward in addition to those already elected, and the common councilmen so elected
shall be residents of the wards in which they are elected ; When to enter all of said officers shall be chosen by ballot, and shall enter
upon the duties of their respective offices as soon as may be Duration of
after their election, and shall hold their respective offices until the first Monday of January next, and in case of failure of elections of either of said aldermen or common councilmen, or in case of vacancy from any other cause, the mayor and aldermen shall order a new election for the purpose of filling such vacancy, as is provided in the sixth section of the act to which this is in addition.
SECTION 5. This act shall be void unless the inhabitants of Roxbury, at any general meeting, duly warned by public notice of at least seven days, by the mayor and aldermen, shall (within thirty days from the passage hereof), by written vote, adopt the same.
SECTION 6. All acts, or parts of acts, inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed.
SECTION 7. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
February 11, 1852.
In case of va
Act void, unless, &e.
Acts inconsistent repealed.
[1849, 21 ; 1850, 12.] Chap. 8. An Act to change the Name of the United Interest Insurance Company'
and for other purposes. Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Name changed. SECTION 1. The United Interest Insurance Company shall
hereafter be called and known by the name of the Elliot
Fire Insurance Company. $100,000 addi- SECTION 2. The said company are hereby authorized to block! capital increase their present capital stock by an addition thereto
of one hundred thousand dollars : provided, that such addition shall be paid in within two years from the passage of
this act. Repeal.
SECTION 3. So much of the third section of the act to incorporate the United Interest Insurance Company as requires that their place of business shall be located and kept south of Bedford Street, in the city of Boston, is hereby repealed.
February 11, 1852. (1854, 4; 1857, 68; 1859, 26.)
An Act to incorporate the Boston Sectional Dock Company. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :
Section 1. Robert G. Shaw, Samuel Hall, David Elwell, Corpora.ors. their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Boston Sectional Dock Company, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the Powers and duduties, liabilities, and restrictions set forth in the thirtyeighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes. SECTION 2.
Said company may purchase and hold real Real estate. estate in the county of Suffolk not exceeding in value one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may improve the same and construct thereon one or more sectional docks, and the whole capital stock shall not exceed two hundred Capital stock. and fifty thousand dollars : provided, that no shares in the capital stock shall be issued for a less sum or amount, to be paid in on each, than the par value of the shares first issued. SECTION 3.
This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
February 11, 1852.
paid in, may
(1851, 41.] An Act in addition to an Act to incorporate the Hampden Mutual Fire Chap. 12.
Insurance Company. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :
When $50,000 SECTION 1. On receiving from the subscribers thereto guarantee capital of fifty thousand dollars, which shall be in-ure against paid in within two years from the passage of this act, the &c. Hampden Mutual Fire Insurance Company, established at Springfield, may make insurance against fire and against maritime losses, otherwise than on the mutual principle, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the powers, duties, duties, liabilities, and restrictions set forth in the thirtyseventh chapter of the Revised Statutes, and in all subsequent acts relating to insurance companies.
SECTION 2. Said company may increase its guarantee May increase capital to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand ital. dollars, at any time within three years from the passage of this act; and may hold real estate, not exceeding in value twenty thousand dollars, excepting such as may be taken for debt or held as collateral security for money due said company.
February 12, 1852. (1852, 131 ; 1855, 117.) Ax Act to incorporate the Hingham and Cohasset Mutual Fishing Insur- Chap. 13.
ance Company Be it enacted, &c., as follows :
SECTION 1. Laban Souther, Isaac Barnes, Luther J. Corporators. Barnes, their associates and successors, are hereby made a
corporation by the name of the Hingham and Cohasset
Mutual Fishing Insurance Company, to be established in Purpose.
the town of Cohasset for the purpose of making insurance against losses on fishing vessels and their outfits, on the
principle of mutual insurance; and for this purpose shall Powers and du- have all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the
duties, restrictions, and liabilities set forth in the thirtyseventh and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes, so far as the same are applicable to the corporation hereby
created, to continue for the term of twenty years. When policies SECTION 2. No policy shall be issued until application
shall be made for insurance to the amount of fifty thousand dollars, and no division of any of the profits remaining in the hands of the company shall be made, so long as the company shall be held accountable for any policy issued by them.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
February 12, 1852.
may be issued.
An Act to incorporate the Sagamore Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
Be it cnacted, &c., as follows : Corporators.
George Hood, Daniel N. Breed, Samuel J. Ireson, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Sagamore Mutual Fire Insurance Company, in the city of Lynn, for the term of twenty-eight years, for the purpose of insuring dwelling-houses and other buildings, and their contents, against loss or damage by
fire, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all Powers and du- the duties, liabilities, and restrictions set forth in the thirty
seventh and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes and all statutes subsequently passed relating to mutual fire insurance companies.
February 18, 1852.
May hold $200, 000 in addition, &c.
Chap. 16. An Act to authorize the proprietors of the Boston Athenæum to hold
additional property. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :
The proprietors of the Boston Athenæum and their successors, in addition to works or objects of literature, science, and the arts, and the property which they are now allowed by law to hold for income, may take, hold, and convey, for the purpose of income, real and personal
property not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars in Income, how value, the income thereof to be applied to the purposes applied. specified in their act of incorporation.
February 18, 1852.
An Act to incorporate the Saugus Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Chap. 17. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows :
Section 1. Benjamin F. Newhall, Harmon Hall, William Corporators M. Newhall, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Saugus Mutual Fire Insurance Company, in the town of Saugus, for the term of twenty-eight years, for the purpose of insuring Purpose. dwelling-houses and other buildings, and personal property, against loss by fire, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions set forth Powers and duin the thirty-seventh and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes, and in all subsequent acts relating to mutual fire insurance companies.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
February 24, 1852.
[1848, 79.] Ax Act in addition to an Act relating to a Public Cemetery in the City of Chap. 18.
Roxbury. Be it enacted, g-c., as follows :
SECTION 1. The board of commissioners of the rural cem- Commissioners etery in Roxbury, elected by the city council pursuant to and bold grants an act approved March twenty-fourth, one thousand eight and donations in hundred and forty-eight, are authorized to take and hold purposes. any grant, donation, or bequest of property upon trust, to apply the same, or the income thereof, for the improvement How apply the or embellishment of the said cemetery, or for the erection, repair, preservation, or renewal of any monument, fence, or other erection, or for the planting and cultivation of trees, shrubs, or plants, in or around any lot, or for improving the said premises in any other manner or form consistent with the purposes for which said cemetery is established, according to the terms of such grant, donation, or bequest. And whenever any such grant, donation, or bequest, or any deposit shall be made by the proprietor of any lot in said cemetery for the annual repair preservation, or embellishment of such lot, and the erections thereon, the said commissioners may give to such proprietor, or his representative, an agreement or obligation, in such form, and upon such May give obliga terms and conditions as they may establish, binding them- certain duties, selves and their successors to preserve and keep in repair said lot forever, or for such period as may be agreed upon.
SECTION 2. Any sums of money so received by said com- Moneys so remissioners, shall be invested by the city treasurer of Rox- invested by the bury, under the direction of said commissioners, in public &c. stocks or mortgages of real estate, and all such property received under the provisions of the foregoing section (unless other provision is made by the terms of any such grant,
sioners and treas. urer.
donation or bequest,) shall be made under the charge of said city, treasurer, but shall always remain separate from, and independent of, any other moneys or property belonging to the city of Roxbury, and free from the control of the city council. And the income of such fund or funds shall be received by said treasurer, subject to the order of said commissioners, and shall be appropriated by them in such manner as shall, in their opinion, best promote the purposes for
which said grants, donations, bequests, or deposits are made. The city of Rox- SECTION 3. The city of Roxbury shall be responsible for for the commis- the good faith of said commissioners, and the treasurer of
said city, in the execution of any trust which they may åssume, pursuant to the foregoing provisions. But said commissioners shall not be liable to make any renewal or reconstruction of any monument, or other erection, on any lots in said cemetery, unless such liabilities shall be espressed in the agreement given by them as aforesaid, or in the terms and conditions under which they accept any grant, donation, or bequest.
SECTION 4. This act shall be void unless the city council of Roxbury shall accept the same at a meeting of said council, called for that purpose, within thirty days after its passage.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
February 25, 1852. [1855, 176; 1856, 267.]
Act void, unless, &c.
Chap. 19. An Act to incorporate the Trustees of the Second Methodist Episcopal
Church in Harwich. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows : Corporators. SECTION 1. James Baker, Nathan Foster, Mulford Allen,
Ebenezer Kelly, and Oliver Kelly, their associates and successors in office, elected according to the usages of the Methodist Episcopal Church, are constituted a body corporate by the name of the Trustees of the Second Methodist
Episcopal Church in Harwich. May elect offi.
SECTION 2. The said trustees may elect such officers and make such by-laws as they shall deem proper: provided, such by-laws be not repugnant to the laws of this Commonwealth.
SECTION 3. The number of trustees shall at no time exceed nine, or be less than five.
SECTION 4. The said trustees are hereby vested with full power to take and hold all grants and donations of real or personal estate made to the use of said church, or otherwise, and to sell, convey, or manage such real or personal estate, according to the terms and conditions of the grants or donations; and, by purchase or operation of law, to take, hold,
Number of trusteeg.
Real and per. sonal estate.