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other necessary articles, and fastening the same, and giving the certificate, as before provided ; and for the services required of him by the preceding section, he shall receive one dollar and fifty cents.

8. Every owner or master of any such vessel, who shall Penalty for negneglect to have the same weighed, marked and examined, lighters weighaccording to the provisions of this chapter, or who shall Ibid, 8. remove any marks, or alter his certificate, shall forfeit a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars for every offence.

9. Every such weigher, who shall be guilty of placing Penalty far any such mark, contrary to the provisions of this chapter, mida or who shall give a false certificate, shall forfeit a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars for every offence.

10. A statute was passed in 1848, authorizing the city City council Council of the city of Boston to establish any ordinances to make ordiand regulations respecting the weighing and marking of specting weighlighters, and other vessels employed in the transportation of vessels. of stones, gravel, sand, or other ballast, and for the inspection and weighing such ballast within the city of Boston, including the appointment and compensation of weighers, markers, inspectors, or other officers necessary to carry such ordinances and regulations into effect, as they may deem expedient, and to affix penalties for the breach thereof, not exceeding those provided above; and providing that the adoption of any such ordinance or regulation shall supersede the foregoing provisions, within said city, so far as the same shall be inconsistent with, or repugnant to said provisions.

ing and marking

BOUNDARY LINES.

STATUTES, &c. 1. Line between Boston and Rox

bury. 2. Ratification of the line agreed

upon between Boston and Rox. bury.

3. Line between Boston and Rox

bury declared.
4. Line between Boston and Rox-

bury modified

5. Line between Boston and Rox- | 12. Selectmen authorized to lay bury altered.

out streets in South Boston. 6. Further altered.

Provisoes. 7. Further altered. Proviso as to 13. Thompson's Island annexed to election of senators.

Boston. 8. Mayor and aldermen of Boston 14. Line between Boston and

shall cause monuments to be Brookline. Suffolk and Norerected, &c.

folk counties. Proviso as to 9. Mayor and aldermen of Boston wooden buildings.

to furnish lists of voters to 15. Land annexed to ward No. 6. Roxbury. Penalty.

PERAMBULATIONS. 10. Annexation of part of Dor- 16. Boston and Roxbury.

chester to Boston, (S. Boston.) 17. Boston and Dorchester. 11. Lots of land to be set apart for 18. Boston and Brookline.

public use, in South Boston.

Line between
Boston and
Roxbury.

(Selectmen's
minutes, from
1786 to 1792,
p. 119.)

1. It appears, from the records of the selectmen of the town of Boston, May 20, 1788, that the following boundary line between Boston and Roxbury was agreed upon by the selectmen of both towns, and the agreement was accepted by the selectmen of Boston, to wit;-Beginning at the mouth of the creek which opens into the bay leading to Cambridge, and as the creek runs until it comes in a range with the fence and trees between the land now occupied by the widow Susannah Davis, formerly John Richardson, Esquire's, and the land now belonging to the heirs of Samuel Wells, Esq., deceased, formerly Mr. Minot's, then across the street or highway, until it comes to a large stone standing endwise in the fence on the easterly side of said street or highway, and from thence south forty-three degrees east to a large stone standing endwise in the ground about eighty feet from the said street or highway, marked B. on the easterly side, and R. on the westerly side, and from thence the same course to a large stone standing in the meadow, marked B. on the northwesterly side, and R. on the southeasterly side ; from thence turning and running north fifty-eight degrees, east by a straight line until it comes to a stone affixed in Lamb's Dam, (so called) and from thence to the creek, and as said creek runs into the bay between the towns of Boston and Dorchester.

2. An act was passed, April 30, 1787, for altering part of the boundary line between the towns of Boston and

Ratification of the line agreed

Boston and Rox

Roxbury, and for ratifying an agreement made between the Boston and said towns for that purpose, reciting, that that part of the 1786, 87, $ 1. boundary line between the towns of Boston and Roxbury, which crossed Lamb's Meadow, so called, was nearly obliterated, and that the selectmen of said towns had petitioned the general court, that a new direct line might be established in lieu thereof, agreeably to a plan mutually agreed on by the said towns; and that it appeared reasonable that said agreement should be ratified and confirmed: and declaring that the agreement entered into between the towns of Boston and Roxbury, for altering that part of the boundary line between the said towns, which crossed Lamb's Meadow, so called, be ratified and confirmed.

3. It was also provided, that a line in lieu of the afore- Line between said obliterated boundary line, should in all future peram- bury declared.

, bulations thereof, be run in the following manner, that is to say, by a straight line in the same direction with the then existing line from the road leading from Boston to Roxbury, from the most easterly boundary-marked stone in the said Lamb's Meadow, one chain and forty-one links; thence turning and running north fifty-eight degrees east, by a straight line across the said meadow, until it strikes the ancient boundary mark in Lamb's Dam, so called.

4. By an act passed in 1836, it was provided, that the Line between following lines, which have been mutually agreed upon be- Roxbury, tween the city of Boston and the town of Roxbury, shall 1836, 37. thereafter constitute and be considered the boundary lines in the section to which they refer, between said city and said town, to wit; beginning at a stone monument on the southwesterly side of the dyke that forms the southwesterly boundary of the Empty Basin, so called, from which point the centre of the steeple of Park Street meeting-house, in said city, bears north, fifty-three degrees east, this line to run in this direction from the point above mentioned, about two hundred and ninety rods, until it strikes the centre of the main channel westerly of the rope-walk lands, in said city; thence turning and running northerly in the centre of said channel, about one hundred and twenty-five rods, to a point two hundred feet distant, southerly, from the main

Line between
Boston and

1837, 202, $1.

branch of the Mill Dam, or Western Avenue; thence turning nearly at right angles, and running westerly nearly on a parallel line with said Mill Dam, until it strikes the branch thereof leading to Roxbury, at which point a stone monument has been erected. And the territory and jurisdiction on either side of the said lines as thereby established, were accordingly confirmed to said city and town respectively.

5. By an act passed in 1837, the boundary line between Roxbury altered. the city of Boston and the town of Roxbury, which then

ran on the easterly side of Plymouth Street, was altered, so that the same was thereafter established as follows, to wit; beginning at a stone monument, which then marked the south corner bound of said city, being one hundred and forty-one feet easterly of said Plymouth Street, and from the said monument running on a straight line in a northeasterly direction to the Centre Point, (so called,) where the Roxbury old and new channels form a junction, being about four thousand five hundred feet from the said monument.

6. The boundary line between the said city and town Ibid, 2

which then passed over a part of Tremont Street, in said city, was also altered, so that the same was thereafter established as follows, to wit; beginning on the southeasterly side of said Tremont Street, at the centre of a bridge then erected across the creek which divides the said city from said town, and thence running northwesterly at right angles with said Tremont Street, about two hundred and fifty feet, until it intersects the then boundary line between said city and town, in the middle of said creek.

7. The boundary line between the city of Boston and 1850, 281, $1.

the city of Roxbury, southeasterly of Harrison Avenue, was altered and established, by an act passed in 1850, as follows, to wit; beginning at a point in the present boundary line at the centre of the Roxbury Canal, (so called,) thence running in the centre of said canal to a point in the same, situate one thousand and seven feet from the southeasterly side of Harrison Avenue, measuring southeasterly and in the range of the westerly side of Worcester Street

Further altered.

Further altered.

election of senators,

in said Boston, thence running in a straight line northeasterly about twenty-six hundred and twenty-two feet to a pile monument in the Roxbury Channel in the present line; and all that portion of land or flats northwest of the line thereby established, was thereby annexed to and made part of the said city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk: Provided, however, that the territory so transferred, shall, Proviso as to for the purpose of electing senators, continue to be and remain, a part of the city of Roxbury; and that all the inhabitants residing upon it shall, until otherwise constitutionally provided, always enjoy, in relation to the election of senators, all the rights and privileges of, and in relation to, voting in the said city of Roxbury, which they would have possessed if this act had not passed, such voting to be in the ward, whereof the place of voting shall be for the time being, nearest the westerly corner of the said territory.

8. The mayor and aldermen of the city of Boston shall Mayor and cause suitable monuments to be erected and continued, Boston shall showing the line between the said city of Boston, as it has ments to be existed by said territory hitherto, and shall cause the same ibid, 3 2. to be perambulated in like manner and with the like penalties for neglect, as now by law is or are provided in respect to other boundary lines of cities and towns, such penalties to be recovered against the said city of Boston.

9. The mayor and aldermen of the city of Boston shall Mayor and annually furnish to the city authorities of Roxbury, forty- Boston to fureight hours at least before any senatorial election, correct voters to Roxlists, so far as may be ascertainable from the records and Ibid, $ 3. doings of the said city of Boston or any of its officers, of all persons resident in the territory hereby set off, who shall be entitled to vote for senators as aforesaid, in the said city of Roxbury: and the said city of Boston, for Penalty. every neglect of its said mayor and aldermen so to furnish such list, shall forfeit the sum of one hundred dollars; and for the making of a false return in respect to any part of such list, shall forfeit the sum of twenty dollars for every name in respect to which a false return shall have been made ; to be recovered in the same manner as is provided

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