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and manage any real or personal estate in trust for the use
and benefit of said church, and to sell and convey the same,
and to prosecute and defend in any action touching the
same: provided, the annual income of the grants, donations, Proviso.
and purchases, for the use aforesaid shall not exceed the
sum of two thousand dollars.

Section 5. James Baker, before named, is authorized to First meeting. appoint the time and place for holding the first meeting of said trustees, and to notify them thereof.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

February 25, 1852.

Chap 20.

[1845, 179.] An Act in addition to an Act to incorporate Ohabei Shalom. Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. At all meetings of the corporation, legal Legal members members of the society, and none others, shall be entitled to only entitled to vote.

SECTION 2. The said society may elect and remove mem- Society may elect bers in such manner as they by their constitution and by- bers, kics laws shall determine.

SECTION 3. The fourth section of the one hundred and 1845, 129, $ 4, rotwenty-ninth chapter of the statutes of this Commonwealth, pealed. passed in the year one thousand eight hundred and fortyfire, incorporating said Ohabei Shalom, is hereby repealed.

Section 4. This act shall take effect when the same shall When to take have been accepted by a majority of the legal voters of said effect.

February 25, 1852.

society.

amended.

[1851, 132.] Ax Act in addition to an Act to incorporate the Proprietors of the Com- Chap. 21.

mons, or Sheep-Pasture, in Beverly. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows :

The first section of the act to incorporate the proprietors 1851, 132, $ 1, of the commons, or sheep-pasture, in Beverly, passed on the fifteenth day of May, in the year one thousand eight bundred and fifty-one, is hereby so far amended as to make the corporation created by said act, subject to the provisions of the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes, instead of the forty-third chapter thereof, as expressed in said sec

February 25, 1852.

tion.

An Act to incorporate the Young Men's Benevolent Society.

Chap 22. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows :

Section 1. William R. Lawrence, Frederic W. Lincoln, Corporators. Jr., and George A. Brown, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation for the purpose of relieving

Purpose. the destitute, with all the powers and privileges, and subject

ties.

Powers and du- to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth in the

forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. The said corporation, for the purpose aforesaid, may hold real and personal estate, the annual income of which shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars.

February 25, 1852.

Real and persopal estate.

Chap 23.

ties.

An Act to incorporate the Trustees of the Howe School, in Billerica.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Corporators. SECTION 1. Marshall Preston, John Baldwin, William H.

Odiorne, James R. Faulkner, Dudley Foster, George H. Whitman, and Amos Spaulding, and their successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Trustees of the Howe School, to exercise all the powers and perform all the duties derived from the will of the late Zadok Howe, of

Billerica, physician, with all the rights and privileges, and Powers and du- subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth

in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes, and this act, not inconsistent with said will, or the possession, control, and management, of the fund and estate therein bequeathed for the erection and maintenance of a school or academy in Billerica.

SECTION 2. The funds and estate devised by said will for exemptions, &c.

the purposes of erecting and maintaining a school or academy under the direction of said trustees and their successors, shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges, and exemptions, contained in the fifth section of the seventh chapter of the Revised Statutes, respecting the property of literary, benerolent, and charitable institutions.

SECTION 3. The said trustees and their successors may purchase and hold real estate to the value of twenty-five thousand dollars, and personal estate to the value of fifty thousand dollars, to be applied to the support of said school, as expressed in said will.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

February 27, 1852

Funds entitled to

Real and personal estate.

Corporators.

Chap. 25.

An Act to incorporate the Haverhill Atheneum.
Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. Frederick Hinckley, Joseph Bradley, Samuel Brainard, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation for the maintenance of a library, and for other

similar literary purposes, by the name of the Haverhill Powers and du. Atheneum, with all the powers and privileges, and subject

to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes.

ties.

sonal estate.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold real and personal Real and per estate for the purposes aforesaid, to an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars.

February 27, 1852. An Act to incorporate the Temporary Home for the Destitute.

Chap. 26. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. Edward Winslow, Thomas T. Bouvé, and Corporators. Frederick D. Huntington, with their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Temporary Home for the Destitute, for the purpose of Purpose. affording shelter and support to children and other persons destitute of a home, until more permanent provision can be made for them; with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth Powers and duin the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. The said corporation for the purpose afore- Real and persaid, may hold real and personal estate, to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars.

February 27, 1852.

ties.

sonal estate.

[1809, 113; 1811, 157 ; 1813, 194; 1834, 129; 1851, 224.]

Chap 27. Ax Act explanatory of the Acts relating to the Organization of the

Board of Overseers of the University of Cambridge. Be it enacted, fc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The several acts relating to the organization Quorum. of the Board of Overseers of Harvard College shall be so construed as to empower the said board to order and provide by rule or by-law what number of the members thereof, not less than nine, shall constitute a quorum or legal meeting of the same.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

March 3, 1852. [1859, 212.)

An Act to incorporate the Lee Savings Bank.

Chap 28. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

William Porter, Leonard Church, F. Chamberlin, their Corporators. associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Lee Savings Bank, to be established and located in the town of Lee, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and Powers and durestrictions, set forth in the thirty-six chapter of the Revised Statutes, and in all other laws of this commonwealth relating to institutions for savings. March 5, 1852.

[Special Laws, vol. 3, p. 121 ; 1819, 73.] Chap. 30. An Act to change the Name of the Middlesex Society of Husbandmen

and Manufacturers. Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Name changed. The Middlesex Society of Husbandmen and Manufac

turers shall, after the passage of this act, be called and known by the name of the Middlesex Agricultural Society.

March 8, 1852.

$200,000 additional capital stock.

&c.

Proviso.

[1849, 156.] Chap. 31. An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Mansfield Coal and Mining

Company
Be it enacted, 8c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The Mansfield Coal and Mining Company is hereby authorized to increase its capital stock by an amount not exeeding two hundred thousand dollars, and to issue the number of shares representing said increase, with power to make the whole or part of said increase, as may be deter

mined by the stockholders at their next legal meeting, a Preferred stock, preferred stock entitled to dividends not exceeding eight per

cent. per annum out of the first net earnings of the company: provided, four fifths of the stock shall be represented at said meeting: and provided, also, that no shares be issued

for a less sum or amount, to be actually paid in on each, Increase, how

than the par value of the shares first issued. The increase invested.

of the above capital may be invested in real or personal

property at the discretion of the directors of said company. Debts not to ex. SECTION 2. The whole amount of the debts of said comDirectors liable pany shall, at no time, exceed the sum of one hundred

thousand dollars; and in case it shall exceed that sum, the directors under whose administration it shall happen shall be jointly and severally liable, to the same extent and in the same manner, as is provided by the twenty-fifth section of the thirty-eighth chapter of the Revised Statutes, in cases where the debts of such corporations as are therein named, exceed in amount the capital stock actually paid in.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

March 8, 1852. [1852, 42.]

ceed $100,000.

for excess.

Chap 32.

Corporators.

An Act to incorporate the Danvers Railroad Company.
Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

Section 1. William D. Northend, George J. Tenney, Asa Pingree, Joseph S. Black, and Gilbert Tapley, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Danvers Railroad Company, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised

Powers and duties.

cross on to other

Assessments.

under par.

Statutes, and in that part of the thirty-ninth chapter of the said statutes relating to railroad corporations, and in all statutes subsequently passed relating to railroad corporations.

SECTION 2. The said corporation may construct and main- Location of road. tain a railroad, commencing at some convenient point on the line of the Danvers and Georgetown Railroad, in North Danvers, thence running through the towns of Reading, Lynnfield, and South Reading, or either of said towns, to unite with the Boston and Maine Railroad, or the South Reading Branch Railroad, at some convenient point in said South Reading; with a right to cross the Essex, and Salem and Lowell, Railroads, and with authority to enter upon Authority to and use the said Danvers and Georgetown, Salem and roads. Lowell, South Reading Branch Railroad, and Boston and Maine Railroad, or any portions of them according to law.

SECTION 3. The capital stock of the said corporation shall Capital stock. consist of one thousand shares of one hundred dollars each, and no assessment shall be made thereon of a greater amount in the whole than one hundred dollars on each share; and no share in the capital stock of said corporation shall be No shares issued issued for a less sum or amount, to be actually paid in on each, than the par value of the shares which shall be first issued; and the said corporation may purchase and hold such real estate, materials, engines, and cars, and other things, as Real and permay be necessary for depots for the use of the said road, and sonal estate. for the transportation of persons, goods, and merchandise.

SECTION 4. The said Danvers Railroad Company and the Roads authorized said Danvers and Georgetown Railroad Company are hereby authorized and empowered to unite, and form one company, whenever it shall be so voted by each company at meetings duly notified for that purpose; and when the said companies shall be so united, the stockholders of one company shall be stockholders in the other, and the two companies shall con- When united stitute one corporation under the name of the Danvers and &c. Georgetown Railroad Company, and the said last mentioned company shall have all the franchises, property, powers, and privileges, and be subject to all the restrictions and liabilities, of the said companies respectively.

Section 5. If the location of the said railroad be not filed Location and according to law within one year, and if the said railroad be not constructed within two years from the passage of this act, this act shall be void.

SECTION 6. The legislature may authorize any company other companies to enter with another railroad upon the said railroad, at any ized to enter, &c. point thereof, and use the same according to law.

Section 7. The said corporation shall not commence the shall not com: construction of their road, or any part thereof until a certifi

shall be called,

construction.

mence till certi

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