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[1849, 195; 1850, 247 ; 1851, 241.] An Act extending the times for Locating and Constructing the Mount Chap. 77.

Pleasant Branch Railway. Be it enacted, ģc., as follows :

The times within which the Mount Pleasant Branch Time for locating, Railway Company may locate and construct its road, are hereby respectively extended one year beyond the times now fixed by law.

March 30, 1852.
An Act to incorporate the Marsh Bank Wharf Company.

Chap 78. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. Valentine Doane, Gilbert Smith, Elbridge G. Corporators. Doane, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Marsh Bank Wharf Company, in Harwich, with all the powers and privileges, and Powers and dusubject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes, SECTION 2 Said company are hereby authorized to extend May receive

dockage, &c. their wharf in said Harwich one hundred feet into the harbor, and may lay vessels thereat and receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, this grant shall not impair the legal rights of any person.

Section 3. Said company may hold real and personal Real, and perestate, necessary for the purpose aforesaid, not exceeding in amount six thousand dollars, in such shares as may be convenient: provided, that no shares shall be issued for a Proviso. less sum, or amount, to be paid in on each, than the par value of the shares first issued.

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

March 30, 1852.

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sonal estate.

An Act to incorporate the Fitchburg Agricultural Society.

Chap. 79. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

Nathaniel Wood, Ivers Phillips, and Abel F. Adams, their Corporators. associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Fitchburg Agricultural Society, for the encouragement of agriculture and the mechanic arts, by Purpose. . premiums and other means, in the town of Fitchburg, in Name changed, the county of Worcester, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set Powers and duforth in the forty-second and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes, and in all subsequent acts concerning agricultural societies; and said corporation may hold and sonal estate. manage real estate not exceeding in value fifteen thousand dollars, and personal estate not exceeding the same sum, for the purposes aforesaid.

March 30, 1852. (1853, 359.)

Real and per

Corporatory.

Chap. 81.

An Act to incorporate the Mount Vernon Cemetery Association. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. John D. Lovell, Cephas Muzzy, John Lawrence, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Mount Vernon Cemetery Association, for the purpose of establishing and perpetuating

a place of burial of the dead, to be located in the town of West Boylston. West Boylston, in the county of Worcester, and shall have

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

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold real and personal sonal estate.

estate, necessary and convenient for the purposes aforesaid, not exceeding in amount two thousand dollars.

March 31, 1852.

Real and per

[1852, 5.] Chap. 82. An Act to change the Name of the Paper Manufacturers' Mutual Insur

ance Company. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows : Name changed.

The Paper Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Company shall hereafter be called and known by the name of The Western Massachusetts Insurance Company.

March 31, 1852

Chap 83.

Time extended

[1851, 177.] An Act concerning the Mariner's Mutual Marine Insurance Company. Be it enacted, gc., as follows :

The time within which the Mariner's Mutual Marine Insurance Company are by law required to notify the secretary of the Commonwealth of their acceptance of the act incorporating said company, is hereby extended for one year, from the twentieth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two.

March 31, 1852.

Five trustees to be chosen.

[1814, 21 ; 1850, 197.] Chap. 84. An Act to provide for the Preservation and Management of the Sartell

School Fund in the Town of Groton.
Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. The inhabitants of school district number seven, in the town of Groton, in the county of Middlesex, shall annually, in the month of March or April, elect by ballot five persons, who shall be a body politio and corpo

rate, enjoying all the privileges and immunities, and being -duties of. subject to all the duties and liabilities of similar corpora

tions, so far as applicable to this, as provided in the fortyfourth chapter of the Revised Statutes, and who shall be styled and denominated “The Trustees of the Sartell School Fund.”

SECTION 2. Said trustees shall annually choose one of Trustees shall their number to be their clerk, who shall be sworn to the treasurer. faithful performance of his duties in that office; and another to be their treasurer, who shall give bonds with sufficient sureties to said trustees in the penal sum of at least double the principal of the Sartell School Fund, for the faithful discharge of his duties in that office.

SECTION 3. Said trustees shall, as soon as may be after --to take charge their first election and organization, demand, take, and re- &

of fund, records, ceive of the trustees of Groton Ministerial Fund in said town, all that fund which proceeded from a devise made by the late Josiah Sartell, Esquire, of his Hobart farm, for the support of a woman's school, in said town, together with the records and documents in relation thereto, and which was intrusted to their possession and management, by the statute of eighteen hundred and fourteen, chapter twentyone; and upon the delivery of said funds, records, and documents, by said trustees of Groton Ministerial Fund, Trustees of they shall thereafter be wholly released, and exempted from rial Fund theroall duties, obligations, and liabilities imposed upon them by after discharged. said statute or otherwise.

SECTION 4. It shall be the duty of the trustees of the Trustees of Sartell School Fund to keep the principal of said fund loan on notes loaned, upon interest, to be paid annually, taking security and mortgages. therefor by notes and mortgages of real estate, of double the value expressed in each note respectively, and to apply the said interest to the support of a woman's school, to be how kept in said district number seven, in conformity as nearly as may be to the last will and testament of said Josiah Sartell, the founder of said fund; and they shall annually to make an. report in writing, to the inhabitants of said district at their meeting for the choice of trustees, the state of said fund and their management thereof, for the year then last past, and said inhabitants may have and maintain an action of tort against said trustees jointly or severally, for any negli- -jointly and gence or misfeasance in their management of said fund sible. or interest, whereby the same may be lost, diminished, or misapplied. SECTION 5. The statute of one thousand eight hundred Statutes

pealed. and fifty, chapter one hundred and ninety-seven, and all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act, are hereby repealed.

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

March 31, 1852.

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Chap. 85.

Provincetown.

An Act to authorize Ebenezer W. Holway to build a Wharf.
Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

Ebenezer W. Holway is hereby authorized to build a wharf from his land adjoining the harbor of Provincetown, and to extend said wharf into six feet of water at low tide, and to lay vessels at the end and sides thereof, and receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, this grant shall not affect the legal rights of any person. March 31, 1852

May receive wharfage, &c. Proviso.

other .

[1839, 101 ; 1841, 72; 1844, 28; 1845, 42; 1847, 244.) Chap. 87. An Act authorizing the Hartford and New Haven Railroad Company to

increase their Capital Stock. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows: $650,000 addi- SECTION 1. The Hartford and New Haven Railroad Comtional capital stock. pany are hereby authorized to increase their capital stock

to an amount not exceeding six hundred and fifty thousand dollars, by creating an additional number of shares, not

exceeding six thousand five hundred, of one hundred dollars May merge or each ; also, to make any lawful contract, and merge or make joint stock make joint stock with any other railroad company owning

a branch of said railroad, or any other connecting line without the limits of Massachusetts, in the same manner and to the same extent as may be authorized by the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut; and said company shall be subject to all the general laws of this Commonwealth to the same extent as if their road were wholly therein : provided, however, that nothing in this act shall be interpreted to confer the power to purchase, merge or make joint stock with the railroad of the New Haven and North

ampton company, known as the Canal Railroad. Additional shares SECTION 2. Said additional shares shall be disposed of how disposed of.

in such manner as said company, at a lawful meeting of the stockholders thereof duly notified shall determine, and shall be assessed as the directors shall deem expedient: but no portion of said stock shall be issued at less than one hundred dollars per share.

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

March 31,

1852.

Proviso.

In West Newbury.

Chap. 88. An Act to authorize John B. Parker and his associates to build a Wharf.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. John B. Parker, and his associates, are hereby authorized to build and maintain a Wharf extending one hundred and twenty-five feet from high-water mark, at Gravel Point, on Merrimack River, in the town of West

Newbury, to be called the West Newbury Wharf; and shall Right of wharf- have the right to lay vessels at the end and sides of said wharf, and to receive wharfage and dockage therefor: pro- May receive vided, that this grant shall not interfere with the legal rights Provides of any person.

age.

March 31, 1852.

1854, 268.
Purpose

An Act to authorize the organization of the Serpentine Paint and Fire- Chap. 89.

Brick Company. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. Heman S. Lucas, Reuben R. Chapman, Corporators. Charles Phelps, and their associates, are hereby authorized to organize a corporation by the name of the Serpentine Name changed, Paint and Fire-Brick Company, for the purpose of manufacturing paint and fire-brick, in the town of Chester, according to the provisions of “ An Act concerning JointStock Companies," passed in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, with a capital stock of not less than Capital stock. two hundred thousand dollars, nor more than three hundred thousand dollars, any thing in said act to the contrary notwithstanding.

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

April 1, 1852. [1852, 272; 1854, 268.]

An Act to authorize Jonathan H. Young to build a Wharf. Chap 90. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

Jonathan II. Young is hereby authorized to build a wharf In Provincetown. from his land, adjoining the harbor of Provincetown, and to extend said wharf into six feet of water at low tide, and to lay vessels at the end and sides thereof, and receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, this grant shall not affect the legal rights of any person.

April 3, 1852.

stitution.

[1830, 56.] An Act to authorize the Boston Society of Natural History to amend its Chap. 91.

Constitution. Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

The Boston Society of Natural History is hereby autho- May amend conrized and empowered to amend the eighth article of its constitution, by inserting after the word “members,” in the third line of the printed copy thereof, the following words: "present at any two consecutive meetings of the society, the members having been first duly notified of any proposed alteration.”

April 3, 1852.

[Special Laws, vol. 3, p. 378 ; 1819, 11 ; 1820, 51 ; 1836, 130 ; 1837, 184 ; 1844, 63.] An Act to regulate the Fishery in Palmer's River.

Chap 92. Be it enacted, g'c., as follows :

SECTION 1. From and after the passage of this act no Pishing prohibitperson, except as is hereinafter provided, shall take shad or to July 1, except',

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