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Location.

road.

Capital stock.

Real estate.

or shall hereafter be, passed, relative to railroad corporations.

SECTION 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to locate, construct, and maintain a railroad, with one or more tracks from some convenient point on the

Norfolk County Railroad, in Wrentham, to some convenient May enter upon point near the central village in Wrentham; and to enter gold use the Poo with their railroad, by proper turnouts and switches, upon

the Norfolk County Railroad, at the point aforesaid, and to use the same, or any part thereof, according to the provisions of law.

Section 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed three hundred and fifty shares, the number of which shall be determined from time to time by the directors of said corporation; and no assessment shall be laid thereon of a greater amount, in the whole, than one hundred dollars on each share, and the said corporation may purchase and hold such real estate as may be necessary for the purposes of their incorporation.

SECTION 4. If the location of this road be not filed within two years, and if said railroad be not constructed within three years from the passage of this act, then this act shall be void.

SECTION 5. Said corporation is hereby authorized to folk County Ruil- dispose of their franchise, and all their rights under this road Company

act, to the Norfolk County Railroad Company, on such terms as shall be agreed upon by said corporations respectively; and if said Wrentham Branch Railroad Corporation shall thus transfer its franchise and rights to the Norfolk County Railroad Company, the said Norfolk County Railroad are hereby authorized to increase their capital stock by the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars.

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

March 24, 1853.

Location and construction.

May dispose of franchise to Nor

Authority to sell and convey land.

Chap. 89. An Act to authorize the First Congregational Parish in Abington to

Be it enacted, 8c., as follows :

SECTION 1. The First Congregational Parish in Abington is hereby authorized to sell and convey by deed, a piece of parsonage land situated in said town, near the dwelling. house of Noah Reed and bounded by the land of said Reed, the land of James Whitmarsh, and by the new road, con

taining about twelve rods. Parish committee SECTION 2. The said parish may, at any legal meeting deliver deed. called for that purpose, choose a committee to make sale

of said land, in such way and manner as shall best promote the interest of said parish ; and the committee thus chosen

to execute and

shall have authority to execute and deliver deeds accordingly. SECTION 3. The proceeds of the sale of said land shall be proceeds of sale

. applied to the repairing or improvement of the parsonage estate.

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

March 21, 1853.

An Act to incorporate the Boston French Institute.

Chap 91. Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

Hubbard Winslow, Joseph Hale Abbott, of Boston, James Corporators Lloyd Oliver, of Brookline, Duncan Bradford, of Charlestown, Charles Carroll, of Cambridge, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Boston French Institute, for the purpose of providing Purpose. regular lectures, a reading-room, and a library, all in the French language; to have all the powers and privileges, and Powers and dube subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set ties. forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes ; Real and personwith power also to hold real and personal estate to the al estate. amount of twenty-five thousand dollars. March 24, 1853.

Chap. 92.

ties.

11852, 57.] An Act to incorporate the American Linen Company. Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. Richard Borden, Jefferson Borden, David Corporators. Anthony, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the American Linen Company, for the purpose of manufacturing linen goods in the town of Fall River, in the county of Bristol ; and for this purpose Powers and dushall have all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set forth in the thirty-eighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. The said corporation may hold real and Real and perpersonal estate necessary and convenient for the purposes aforesaid, not exceeding in amount five hundred thousand dollars.

SECTION 3. No shares in the capital stock of said company No shares to be shall be 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.

SECTION 4. The fifty-seventh chapter of the acts passed in Former act rethe year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two authorizing the organization of the American Linen Manufacturing Company under the provisions of the one hundred and thirty-third chapter of the acts of the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, entitled “ An Act relating to Joint

sonal estate.

issued under par.

pealed.

Stock Companies,” is hereby repealed; but nothing herein contained shall impair or affect the validity of any sale or conveyance of property which may have been heretofore made to the said American Linen Manufacturing Company.

SECTION 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

March 24, 1853. [1859, 53.]

Corporators.

Purpose.

ties.

Chap 94.

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

SECTION 1. Jacob Dunnell, Nathaniel W. Brown, and
Thomas L. Dunnell, their associates and successors, are
hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Dunnell
Manufacturing Company, for the purpose of manufacturing,

dyeing, bleaching and printing, all kinds of textile fabrics, in Powers and du- the town of Pawtucket, in the county of Bristol, and for this

purpose shall have all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set forth in the thirty-eighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised

Statutes. Real and person- Section 2. Said corporation may hold real and personal

estate necessary and convenient for the purposes aforesaid, not exceeding in value the sum of five hundred thousand dollars.

SECTION 3. No shares in the capital stock of said corporation shall be issued for a less sum or amount, than the par value of the shares which shall be first issued.

March 24, 1853.

al estate.

No shares to be issued under par.

Penalties for

[1831, 126.] Chap. 95. An Act in addition to an Act entitled " An Act concerning Alewives in

Herring River, in the Town of Sandwich."
Be il enacted, gc., as follows :

If any person or persons shall take any of the fish, named fishing otherwise than as allowed in said act, in said Herring River, or the ponds in which said by selectmen.

fish cast their spawn, at any time or in any place or manner, other than shall be allowed by the selectmen of said town of Sandwich, each person so offending shall, for each and every such offence, on conviction thereof, before any justice of the peace, in the county of Barnstable, pay a fine not exceeding twenty dollars and not less than one dollar, or shall be imprisoned in the county jail of said county, for a time not exceeding sixty days, at the discretion of the justice before whom the trial may be had.

March 26, 1853. (1854, 285.)

cester.

An Act to incorporate the Young Men's Library Association of Wor- Chap. 96. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows :

SECTION 1. Francis H. Dewey, George W. Bentley, Corporators. George F. Hoar, Nathaniel Paine, Henry Woodward, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Young Men's Library Association, of Worcester, for the purpose of diffusing and promoting knowledge Purpose. among the inhabitants of the city of Worcester; with all the powers and dupowers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restric- ties. tions, and liabilities, set forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. The said corporation may hold real and per- Real and personal estate, for the purposes aforesaid, not exceeding in all, the value of fifty thousand dollars, the legal title of which shall be in five trustees, to be chosen by the corporation.

SECTION 3. All investments of the funds of the corpora- Investments of tion, in real estate, or other securities at interest, shall be funds. made by the said trustees, and shall be subject to their control and disposition; but no sale or transfer of the library Transfer of shall be made except by the authority of a vote of the library. corporation.

SECTION 4. The disposition of the income, and the general Board of direcaffairs of the corporation, shall be subject to the care and then management of the board of directors.

SECTION 5. All male inhabitants of Worcester, above the Persons eligible. age of fourteen years, shall be eligible as members of the corporation, and entitled to vote, and to act as officers thereof, excepting that no person under twenty-one years of age shall be a trustee.

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

March 26, 1853. [1856, 49.]

have management.

(Special Laws, vol. 1, p. 382 ; vol. 2, pp. 51, 164 ; vol. 3, p. 355 ; 1835, 132.]

An Act relating to the Patucket Canal. Be it enacted, g'c., as follows:

Chap 97. So much of an act, entitled “ An Act to regulate the Toll Part of former on Patucket Canal,” passed in the year one thousand eight act repealed. hundred and thirty-five, as provides for the construction and maintenance of a tow path from the Suffolk or Western Canal to the head of the Patucket Canal, is hereby repealed.

March 26, 1853.

An Act to incorporate the Pemberton Mill. Be it enacted, gc., as follows :

Chap. 98. SECTION 1. J. Pickering Putnam, John Amory Lowell, Corporators. and Homer Bartlett, and their associates and successors, are

Purpose.

ties.

hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Pemberton M.II, for the purpose of manufacturing cotton, woollen, linen,

and silk cloth and yarn, in the town of Lawrence, in the Powers and du- county of Essex; and for this purpose shall have all the

powers and privileges, and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set forth in the thirty-eighth and

forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes. Real estate. SECTION 2. The said corporation may hold, for the pur

poses aforesaid, real estate to the amount of two hundred Capital stock. and fifty thousand dollars; and the whole capital stock of

said corporation shall not exceed five hundred thousand No sbares to be dollars; and no shares of said corporation shall be issued ssued under par. 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.

March 26, 1853. [1857, 46.)

Chap 99.

Wharf in
Orleans.

An Act to authorize Ziba Eldridge and others to build a Wharf. Be it enacted, C., as follows:

Ziba Eldridge and his associates are hereby authorized to build and maintain a wharf, from the land of said Ziba Eldridge, adjoining the harbor of Pleasant Bay, in the town

of Orleans, and to extend the same to eight feet of water at May receive dock- low tide ; and to lay vessels at the end and sides of said

wharf, and to receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, that this act shall in no wise impair the legal right of any person.

March 29, 1853.

age, &c.

Proviso.

May establish a

den.

Chap. 100 An Act authorizing the Mattapan Iron Works to establish a Work

shop in the Town of Malden. Be it enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The Mattapan Iron Works, a corporation workshop in Mal

organized under the one hundred and thirty-third chapter of the acts of the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, entitled “ An Act relating to Joint Stock Companies,” are hereby authorized to establish a workshop in the town of Malden, for purposes connected with their business; any thing in said act, or in the action of said corporation under it, to the contrary notwithstanding.

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

March 29, 1853.

Chap. 101 An Act to authorize Timothy P. Johnson and Samuel S. Smith to build

a Wharf. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

Timothy P. Johnson and Samuel S. Smith are hereby authorized to build and maintain a wharf from their land adjoining the harbor of Provincetown, and to extend the

Wharf in Prov. incetown.

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