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PUBLISHED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

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DUTTON AND WENTWORTH, PRINTERS TO THE STATE.

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(G° The Legislature of 1843 assembled at the State-House, in Boston, on Wednesday, the fourth day of January, and was prorogued on Saturday, the twenty-fifth day of March. The President of the Senate was chosen on the fourth, and the Speaker of the House on the seventh, January. The oath of office was administered to His Excellency MARCUs MoRTON on the 18th, and the Legislature was fully organized on the 20th, January.

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An ACT to punish Larceny ".Mo...* in the night time, and for Chap. 1. B% it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: SECT. 1. Every person who shall feloniously steal, take Nature and and carry away the money, goods, chattels or property of . "P" another in a dwelling-house, in the night time, shall be punished by solitary imprisonment in the State prison or house of correction, not exceeding five days, and by confinement afterwards to hard labor not exceeding five years, or by fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, and imprisonment in the common jail not exceeding two years. SECT. 2. Whenever, in any complaint, indictment or Indictment, other criminal process, the offence of larceny is alleged to o obeson. have been committed on any particular day, it shall be “ deemed and taken to have been committed in the day time, unless there be an express averment that it was committed in the night time. [Approved by the Governor, Feb. 18, 1843.] An Act giving further time to the President, Directors and Com of the T giving Bank of Norfolk to close id: concerns. pany Chap . 2. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: The President, Directors and Company of the Bank of Extended two Norfolk are hereby continued a body corporate for the pe-Yo" riod of two years from the twenty-fourth day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to the limitations, set forth in the seventh section of the forty-fourth chapter 9f the Revised Statutes. [Approved by the Governor, Feb. 20, 1843.]

Chap. 3.

Extended two years.

Chap. 4. When to be holden.

Repeal of for-
Iner acts.

Chap. 5.

Chap. 6.

Name changed.

Chap. 7.

Duties of judge of municipal court, by whom performed.

An Act giving further time to the President, Directors and Company of the
Middlesex Bank to close their concerns.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: The President, Directors and Company of the Middlesex Bank are hereby continued a body corporate, for the period of two years from the fourth day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, 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. [Approved by the Governor, Feb. 20, 1843.]

An Act relating to the Probate Court in the County of Nantucket.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECT. 1. The probate court for the county of Nantucket shall be hereafter holden on the first Saturday of every month.

Sect. 2. All acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. [Approved by the Governor, Feb. 21, 1843.]

An Act relating to Marriages between individuals of certain races.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

So much of the fifth section of the seventy-fifth chapter and of the first section of the seventy-sixth chapter of the Revised Statutes, as relates to marriages between white persons and negroes, indians and mulattoes, is hereby repealed. [Approved by the Governor, Feb. 25, 1843.]

An Act to change the name of the Institution for Savings in the town of Salem and vicinity.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

The Institution for Savings, in the town of Salem and vicinity, may take and hereafter be known by the corporate name of the Salem Savings Bank. [Approved by the Governor, Feb. 25, 1843.]

An Act relating to the Court of Common Pleas, and the Municipal Court of the City of Boston.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECT. 1. All the duties now required by law to be performed by the judge of the municipal court of the city of Boston, shall hereafter be performed within and for the county of Suffolk by the justices of the court of common pleas, or by some one of them; provided, however, that no one of said justices shall hold more than three monthly terms of said municipal court in succession. SECT. 2. Whenever hereafter a vacancy shall happen in Respecting the office of clerk of said municipal court, such vacancy ...". shall be filled by an appointment thereto, to be made by the court. said judges of the court of common pleas; and the records of the said municipal court are to be kept separate and distinct from those of the court of common pleas. SECT. 3. The name, style and caption of the said muni- Name, &c. concipal court, and its powers, duties and jurisdiction shall ". continue the same as now prescribed by law. SECT. 4. There shall hereafter be one additional judge Additional of the court of common pleas, thereby making the number o of judges five instead of four, as now prescribed by law. SECT. 5. All actions, suits, processes, indictments, recog- Actions, &c. to - - - - : have day, &c. nizances and proceedings now pending or before said muni- y; cipal court, shall have day and be heard and acted upon by one of the said justices of the court of common pleas, sitting as aforesaid as judge of said municipal court. SECT. 6. The city of Boston shall pay into the treasury City of Boston of the Commonwealth, on the first Monday in January in ..." each and every year hereafter, the same sum that has heretofore been paid by said city towards paying the salary of the judge of the said municipal court, which said sum shall be appropriated to the payment of the salaries of the justices of the court of common pleas. SECT. 7. All precepts, warrants, venires and processes Respecting proissued from said municipal court shall be tested like similar . . . processes from the court of common pleas, and shall be nicipal court. under the seal of the municipal court, and signed by its clerk. SECT. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its When to take

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passage. [Approved by the Governor, March 1, 1843.] effect.

An Act to incorporate the New Bedford Orphans' Home. Chap. 8.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as #. :

SECT. 1. ebecca W. Rodman, Abby S. Robinson, Lucy Persons incorC. W. Shaw, and their associates and successors, are here- Porated. by made a corporation, by the name of the New Bedford Orphan's Home, for the purpose of relieving, educating and improving the condition of destitute children; with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions, set forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes.

Sect. 2. The said corporation may take and hold real Estate. and personal estate for the purposes aforesaid, to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. [Approved by the Governor, March 3, 1843.]

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