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a corporation, by the name of the Cordaville Manufacturing Company, for the purpose of manufacturing cotton and Purpose. woollen goods, in the town of Southborough, with all the powers and dupowers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set forth in the thirty-eighth and fortyfourth chapters of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Said corporation, for the purposes aforesaid, Real estate. may hold real estate not exceeding in value sixty thousand dollars, and the whole capital stock shall not exceed one Capital stock. hundred and twenty thousand dollars. February 14, 1819.

[1848, 32.] An Act in addition to “ An Act to establish the City of Worcester.”

Chap. 16. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. The mayor and aldermen of the city of Power of mayor Worcester are authorized, when no convenient ward room fix places for ward for holding ward meetings of the citizens of either of the meetings beyond wards of the city can be had within the territorial limits of such ward, to appoint and direct, in the warrants for calling the ward meetings of such wards, the said meetings to be held in some convenient and proximate place within the limits of any other of the wards of said city ; and, for such purposes, the place so assigned for the meeting of such ward shall be deemed and taken to be included in and part of said ward, as though the same was within the territorial limits thereof.

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

February 14, 1819. [1850, 191; 1855, 313; 1856, 272 ; 1857, 95.]

An Act to incorporate the Lawrence Gas Company. Chap. 17. Be it enacted, &'c., as follows :

SECTION 1. Charles S. Storrow, Samuel Lawrence, Wil- Corporators. liam Gray, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Lawrence Gas Company, for the purpose of manufacturing and selling gas in the to manufacture town of Lawrence, county of Essex, with all the powers and gas in lawrence. privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions, and ties. liabilities, set forth in the thirty-eighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold such real and real and personal personal estate as may be necessary and convenient for the purpose aforesaid, not exceeding in value the sum of one hundred thousand dollars.

SECTION 3. Said corporation, with the consent of the Powers. selectmen of said town of Lawrence, shall have power and authority to open the ground in any part of the streets, lanes, and highways, in said town, for the purpose of sink

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ing and repairing such pipes and conductors, as it may be necessary to sink for the purpose aforesaid ; and the said corporation, after opening the ground in said streets, lanes, or highways, shall be held to put the same again into repair, under the penalty of being prosecuted for a nuisance: provided, that the said selectmen for the time being shall, at all times, have the power to regulate, restrict, and control, the acts and doings of said corporation, which may in any manner affect the health, safety, or convenience, of the inhabitants of said town.

February 14, 1849. [1856, 8.]

How the company

what terms.

[1846, 247 ; 1847, 101 ; 1848, 34.]

An Act concerning the Fitchburg and Worcester Railroad. Chap 18.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Time for location,

SECTION 1. The time for the filing of the location and &c., extended

the completion of the Fitchburg and Worcester Railroad, is hereby extended to the first day of May, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

SECTION 2. The Fitchburg and Worcester Railroad Comthe rould, and oupany are hereby authorized and fully empowered, to unite

their railroad and franchise with, or sell and convey the same to, the Worcester and Nashua Railroad Company, the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad Company, the Fitchburg Railroad Company, or the Cheshire Railroad Company, on such terms and conditions as the directors of the contracting companies may agree upon, subject to the approval of a majority of the stockholders, in number and value, of each of the contracting companies, who shall be present and vote thereon, at legal meetings called for that purpose.

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

February 14, 1849. [1850, 4; 1851, 34, 78; 1852, 178; 1853, 19, 185; 1855, 483.]

Time extended to

[1830, 141 ; 1838, 70; 1841, 9; 1813, 3; 1845, 41 ; 1847, 6.] Chap. 19. An Act giving further Time to the President, Directors, and Company, of

the Middlesex Bank, to close their concerns. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows :

The president, directors, and company, of the Middlesex April 4, 1850.

Bank are hereby continued a body corporate, for the period of one year from the fourth day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to the limitations set forth in the seventh section of the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes.

February 14, 1819.

(1830, 8; 1831, 25.] Av ACT to continue in force the Acts incorporating the Neptune Insurance Chap. 20. Company, in the City of Boston, and to authorize an increase of its

Capital Stock
Be v enacted, &c., as follows:

SECTION 1. The act passed on the fifth day of June, in continued twen. the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty, entitled 5; 1970 ** An Act to incorporate the Charlestown Fire and Marine Insurance Company," and the act in alteration and amendment thereof, passed on the fifteenth day of June, in the Fear one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, shall be and remain in force for the term of twenty years from and after the fifth day of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty; and said company shall be continued as a corporation, with all the powers and privileges, and sub- Powers and duject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities, set forth in the thirty-seventh and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes, and all other general laws which have been or shall be hereafter passed relative to insurance companies.

SECTION 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to Capital stock inincrease its capital stock by an addition thereto of a sum not suures, 100. exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, to be collected and paid in such instalments, and under such provisions and penalties, as the president and directors of said corporation may appoint: provided, that such increase of its capital stock Proviso. shall be made and paid in within two years from and after the fifth day of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

February 16, 1819.

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Ax Act to incorporate the United Interest Insurance Company in Boston. Chap. 21. Be it enacted, g c., as follows :

SECTION 1. William Parker, Calvin W. Haven, Amos Persons incorpoCummings, their associates and successors, are hereby made rated. a corporation, by the name of the United Interest Insurance Name changed. Company, for the purpose of making insurance against 1852, 8. losses by, fire, with all the rights and privileges, and subject Powers and to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions, set forth in the duties. thirty-seventh and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes, and of all other general laws which have been or shall be, hereafter passed, relative to insurance companies.

SECTION 2. The said corporation may take and hold real Real and person and personal estate for the use of said company: provided, al estate. that the real estate shall not exceed, in value, ten thousand dollars, excepting such as may be taken for debt, or held as collateral security for money due to said company.

SECTION 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall be Capital stock, one hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares, $100.

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shares of one hundred dollars each, and shall be collected

and paid in by such instalments as the president, directors Proviso.

and company, shall order and appoint: provided, that the

whole shall be paid within one year from the passing of this Partial repeal. act, and that their place of business shall be located and 1852, 8. kept south of Bedford Street.

February 16, 1819. (1850, 12; 1852, 8; 1854, 4; 1857, 68; 1859, 26.] Chap 22.

An Act to incorporate the United States Glass Company.

Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Persons incorpo- SECTION 1. Jabez Swift, Aaron Cornish, William Nye,

junior, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the United States Glass Company, for the purpose of manufacturing glass ware in the

town of Falmouth, county of Barnstable, with all the powers liesters and du- and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions and

liabilities, set forth in the thirty-eighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold real and personal estate, necessary and convenient for the purpose aforesaid, not exceeding in value twenty-five thousand dollars.

February 16, 1849.

For manufacturing glass ware in Falmouth.

Estate not to exceed $25,000 in value.

Chap. 23.

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An Act to incorporate the Cambridge Athenæum. Be it enacted, 8c., as follows : Persons incorpo- SECTION 1. Robert Fuller, Thomas Whittemore, Charles

Valentine, their associates and successors, are hereby made a

corporation, by the name of the Cambridge Athenæum, for the For a lyceum, library, &c.

purpose of establishing and maintaining, in the city of Cambridge, in the county of Middlesex, a lyceum, public library, reading room, lectures on scientific and literary subjects, and for promoting such other kindred objects as the mem

bers of said corporation shall, from time to time, deem Powers and du- advisable and proper, with all the powers and privileges, and ties.

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

SECTION 2. The said corporation may hold, for the purposes aforesaid, real estate to the amount of thirty thousand

dollars, and personal estate to the amount of twenty thouCapital stock, sand dollars, and the whole capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed the sum of fifty thousand dollars.

February 19, 1849.

Real and personal estate.

$50,000.

Chap 25.

Persons incorporated.

An Act to incorporate the Nautilus Life Preserving Company.
Be it enacted, 8c., as follows :

Section 1. William Aspinwall, John William Hyde Bennet, John G. Tappan, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Nautilus

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Life Preserving Company, for the purpose of manufacturing To manufacture life preservers, life buoys, tubes for lifting vessels in the buyere water, and any other buoyant tubes, in the counties of Nor- Suffolk and Norfolk and Suffolk, or either of them, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities and re- ties. strictions, set forth in the thirty-eighth and forty-fourth chapters of the Revised Statutes.

SECTION 2. Said corporation may hold, for the purpose Real estate. aforesaid, real estate not exceeding in value one hundred thousand dollars, and their whole capital stock shall not Capital stock, exceed two hundred thousand dollars.

$200,000. SECTION 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

February 24, 1849.

Chap. 26.

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Charles

[1830, 4, 79; 1832, 87; 1834, 1; 1836, 146; 1838, 95; 1845, 224; 1847, 185, 253.]

An Act concerning the Boston and Lowell Railroad. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

SECTION 1. The Boston and Lowell Railroad Corporation Corporation may are hereby authorized to locate, construct and maintain, a railroad in Lowbranch railroad in Lowell, beginning at the point where their main railroad track crosses Thorndike Street; thence, Route. diverging by a curve from said main railroad, in a westerly direction, and crossing the Pawtucket Canal, by a bridge between the present bridge of said main railroad, and that which connects Thorndike Street and Fletcher Street; thence, crossing the tracks of the Nashua and Lowell Railroad, and Dutton Street, at grade; and thence, proceeding to a lot of land situated and bounding on the westerly side of said Dutton Street, and between said Fletcher Street and the Western Canal.

SECTION 2. The said corporation are hereby authorized May widen bridge to widen their present bridge across Charles River, on the River. east side thereof, between the existing pier, upon which the draw now slides, and the solid ground lying south-east of the same, and opposite the southerly end of the said bridge: provided, the structure, erected for the purpose of widening Proviso. said bridge, shall not exceed twenty-two feet in width at said draw pier, and thirty-seven feet in width at said solid ground: and provided, further, that said addition or widen- Proviso. ing shall be built on piles, and in a manner least to obstruct the flow of the water, and under the direction, and to the satisfaction, of a commissioner, to be appointed by the governor and council, at the expense of said company.

SECTION 3. The said corporation shall, with respect to Powers and duthe branch aforesaid, in Lowell, hereby authorized, be subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions, and shall have all the powers and privileges, provided in the thirtyninth chapter of the Revised Statutes, and all general laws

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