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SECTION 3. After the first election no person shall be Eligibility of dieligible as an officer or director, or be entitled to vote as a member of the said corporation, unless he shall be the holder of a mutual policy.

Section 4. The said corporation may invest its funds in Investment of any manner in which insurance companies or savings banks

funds. are or may be by law authorized to do.

April 14, 1851.
[1852, 12, 131 ; 1855, 117.]
Ax Act to incorporate the Seamen’s Savings Bank, in Provincetown. Chap. 43.
Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

David Fairbanks, Joseph B. Hersey, Thomas Nickerson, Corporators.
their associates and successors, are hereby made a corpora-
tion, by the name of the Seamen's Savings Bank, to be Name.
established in the town of Provincetown, with all the
powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabili- duties.
ties, and restrictions, set forth in the thirty-sixth chapter of
the Revised Statutes, and in all other laws of this Com-
monwealth relating to institutions for savings.

April 14, 1851.

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Ax Act to authorize William Howes to build Wharves.

Chap. 44. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

William Howes is hereby authorized to build and maintain two wharves, from his land on the west side of Sesuet Harbor, in Dennis, and to extend the said wharves to the Dennis. western edge of the channel, with the right to lay vessels at Right to lay vesthe said wharves, and to receive wharfage and dockage sels

wharfage, &c. therefor: provided, that this grant shall not impair the legal rights of any person : and provided, further, that the said Proviso. wharves shall not be constructed nearer the East Dennis Wharf Company's Wharf, or piles, than seventy feet.

April 14, 1851. An Act to authorize Noah Sturtevant to extend his Wharf.

Chap. 45. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

Noah Sturtevant, proprietor of a wharf situated on Border Street, in that part of Boston known as East Boston, Fast Boston. and lying between and adjoining the land and flats of Donald McKay and the land and flats formerly owned by George Randall and John C. Haskell, is hereby authorized to extend and maintain his wharf into the harbor channel, as far as the line established by the act entitled “ An Act concerning the harbor of Boston," passed on the seventeenth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty; and he shall have the right to lay vessels at the end May receive and sides of the said wharf, and to receive wharfage and dockage, &c. dockage there for: provided, however, that this grant shall Proviso. not be construed to extend to any flats or lands of this

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Commonwealth, lying in front of the flats of any other person, or which would be comprehended by the true line of such flats continued to the commissioners' line : and provided, also, that so much of the said wharf as may be constructed below low-water mark, shall be built on piles, which shall not be nearer to each other than six feet in the direction of the stream, and eight feet in a transverse direction, and that this act shall in no wise impair the legal rights of any person.

April 14, 1851. Chap. 46. An Act to authorize William F. Davis and Joshua S. Sanborn to extend

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

William F. Davis, and Joshua S. Sanborn are hereby authorized to extend their wharf in the harbor of Gloucester, to a line drawn from the south-west corner of “ Rogers' Pier," to the easterly corner of “J. Mansfield and Sons'

Wharf,” the end thereof on the said line not to exceed May receive dock- forty-one feet in width ; and they shall have the right to

lay vessels at the said wharf, and to receive dockage and

wharfage therefor: provided, that this grant shall in no wise Act void unless, impair the legal rights of any person : and provided, also,

that this act shall become void unless the said wharf shall be extended within two years from the first day of May next.

April 14, 1851. Chap. 47. An Act to authorize Samuel Higgins and his associates to rebuild and

extend their Wharf. Be it enacted, c., as follows :

Samuel Higgins and his associates are hereby authorized to rebuild and maintain their wharf, known as the “ Enterprise Wharf," on the easterly side of " Duck Creek,” in the harbor of Wellfleet, and to extend the same twenty feet towards the channel of the said creek, and to lay vessels at the said wharf and receive dockage and wharfage therefor: provided, that this act shall in no wise impair the legal rights of any person.

April 14, 1851.
An Act to authorize Harvy Sparks to build a Wharf.
Be it enacted, 8c., as follows :

Harvy Sparks is hereby authorized to build and maintain Provincetown. a wharf from his land adjoining the harbor of Provincetown,

and to extend the same to six feet of water at low tide; and

he shall have the right to lay vessels at the said wharf and Proviso. to receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, that

this grant shall in no wise impair the legal rights of any person.

April 14, 1851.

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Chap. 48.

An Act to authorize Reuben A. Adams to build a Wharf.

Chap. 49. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

Reuben A. Adams is hereby authorized to build and main- Provincetown. tain a wharf from his land adjoining the harbor of Provincetown, and to extend the same into six feet of water at low tide, and to lay vessels at the said wharf, and receive wharfage and dockage therefor: provided, that this grant shall in no Proviso. wise impair the legal rights of any person.

April 14, 1851. As Act to authorize the Heirs of Joseph Belcher to extend their Wharf. Chap. 50. Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

The heirs of Joseph Belcher, late of Boston, proprietors of a wharf and flats called “ Belcher's Wharf," situated on Border Street, in that part of Boston known as East Boston, East Bostan. and lying between and adjoining the land and flats of Charles F. Gardner and Sturtevant and Edwards, are hereby authorized to extend and maintain their wharf into the harbor channel, as far as the line established by the act entitled “An Act concerning the harbor of Boston," passed on the seventeenth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty; and they shall have the right to lay vessels at the May receive dockends and sides of the said wharf, and to receive wharfage and age, &e. dockage therefor: provided, however, that this grant shall not be construed to extend to any flats or land of this Commonwealth, lying in front of the flats of any other person, or which would be comprehended by the true lines of such flats continued to the commissioners' line : and provided, Proviso. also, that so much of the said wharf as may be constructed below low-water mark, shall be built on piles, which piles shall not be nearer to each other than six feet in the direction of the stream, and eight feet in a transverse direction, and that this act shall in no wise impair the legal rights of shall not impair ang person.

April, 14 1851. Ax Act to authorize Joseph Mayhew to construct a Marine Railway, at Chap. 51.

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

SECTION 1. Joseph Mayhew is hereby authorized and allowed to construct and maintain a marine railway from his land adjoining the harbor of Edgartown, and to extend the Edgartown. same to a suitable depth of water in the said harbor : pro- Proviso. vided, that this act shall in no wise impair the legal rights of any person whomsoever.

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

April 14, 1851.

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Chap 52.

Corporators.

An Act to incorporate the Randolph Savings Bank.
Be it enacted, &c., as follows :

Bradford L. Wales, Enoch French, J. W. Lewis, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the Randolph Savings Bank, to be established in the town of Randolph ; with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth in the thirty-sixth chapter of the Revised Statutes, and in all other laws of this Commonwealth relating to institutions for savings.

April 14, 1851.

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[1850, 14.) Chap. 53. An Act concerning the Manufacturers' and Mechanics’ Insurance Com

pany. Be it enacted, &c., as follows : Authorized to file SECTION 1. The Manufacturers' and Mechanics' Insurance a notice.

Company in the town of Haverhill, are hereby authorized to file a notice of the acceptance by them of their charter, with the secretary of the Commonwealth, within thirty days from the passage of this act, and the filing of such, shall have the same effect as if it had been filed agreeably to the provisions of the twenty-first chapter of the acts of the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, and the charter of the said company shall thereupon have the same force and effect that it would have had, if the provisions of the said twenty-first chapter, in regard to notice of such acceptance, had been complied with.

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

April 14, 1851. Chap. 54. An Act to annex a part of the Town of Newbury to the Town of New

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

SECTION 1. So much of the town of Newbury, in the county of Essex, as lies within the following named lines, to wit: beginning at the northerly boundary of Newburyport, on the Merrimack River; thence running by the Newbury line, in the said river, to the line of West Newbury, at the mouth of Artichoke River; thence up the said last named river, and through the middle thereof, about five hundred and seventy-two rods and twenty-two links, to a place on the said stream known as the “ New Log;” thence south twenty-five degrees east, about three hundred and sixty rods, to the most easterly corner of West Newbury; thence in a direct line, north-easterly, to the westerly corner of Newburyport; thence by the line of Newburyport to the southerly side of a stream called Little River; thence by the southerly side of the said last mentioned stream to

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the south-easterly side of the road at Clark's Bridge, so called; thence on a straight line to an elm tree near the Newburyport turnpike, on land of Daniel Colman, southerly of the said Colman's house ; thence to the northerly side of Marlborough Street, on High Street; thence to the most southerly bend of the Plumb Island turnpike; thence on a straight line to the ocean, four rods southerly of the light keeper's house on Plumb Island; thence by the ocean to Salisbury line; thence by the line of Salisbury to Newburyport; with all the inhabitants and estates thereon, is hereby set off from the town of Newbury, and annexed to the town of Newburyport; and the said inhabitants shall Rights and duties hereafter be considered inhabitants of Newburyport, and shall enjoy all the rights and privileges, and be subject to all the duties and liabilities, of the inhabitants of the said town: provided, however, that for the purpose of electing Proviso. the representatives to the general court to which the said Election of repretown of Newbury is entitled, until the next decennial census shall be taken, in pursuance of the thirteenth article of amendment to the constitution, the said territory shall remain and continue to be a part of the town of Newbury, and the inhabitants resident thereon shall be entitled to vote Inhabitants entiin the choice of such representatives, and shall be eligible eligible to ofice to the office of representative, in the town of Newbury, in the same manner as if this act had not been passed.

SECTION 2. The said inhabitants and estates, so set off, Inhabitants and shall be liable to pay all taxes that may have been legally pay taxes, &c. assessed on them by the town of Newbury, in the same manner as if this act had not been passed ; and the town Debts and proof Newburyport shall be holden to pay their just and equi- perty. table proportion of the debts of Newbury, and shall also be entitled to receive their just and equitable proportion of all the property owned by the town of Newbury; the said proportions to be ascertained by the taxes paid by the inhabitants, and upon the property assessed, in the part set off and the part remaining, the past year.

SECTION 3. The said towns of Newbury and Newburyport Support of paushall be respectively liable for the support of all persons who now do or shall hereafter stand in need of relief as paupers, whose settlement was gained by or derived from a residence on their respective territories: provided, that Proviso. nothing in this act shall affect any agreement heretofore made between the towns of Newbury and Newburyport for the support of paupers.

SECTION 4. In case the said towns shall not agree on a In case of disdivision of property, debts, paupers, and all other existing division volo protown liabilities, the court of common pleas for the county et, the courer os of Essex shall, upon the petition of either of the said towns,

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