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CHAP. XVII.

Resolve on the petition of Nathaniel S. Ruggles.

June 13th, 1823.

Upon the petition of Nathaniel S. Ruggles, of Newport, in the State of Rhode Island, representing that he has made sale of, and received the purchase money for a certain parcel of land situate in the City of Boston, which was set off on a writ of execution to said Nathaniel, and one Benjamin Ruggles deceased, and with whom said Nathaniel was copartner in trade, and that by reason of the decease of his said partner the purchasers' title in said land is defective :

Resolved, That for the reasons set forth in said petition, the said Nathaniel S. Ruggles be and he is hereby authorized and fully empowered to execute, acknowledge and deliver a good and sufficient deed to grant and convey unto Asa Clark, of the City of Boston, Painter, his heirs or assigns, all the title, interest.and estate, which the heirs at law of said Benjamin Ruggles deceased, have or can claim in a certain parcel of land in Boston aforesaid, bounded easterly, on Temple Street twelve feet; Southerly, on land, now or formerly of James Sumner, fifty-two feet; Westerly, on land now or formerly of Joseph Powers, twelve feet; and Northerly, on land formerly of Martin Blake, fifty-two feet ; being the same parcel of land which was set off to said Nathaniel and Benjamin, to satisfy a writ of execution in their favor against Martin Blake, issued by the Boston Court of Common Pleas, on the twenty-ninth day of July, in the year eighteen hundred and sixteen; and such deed, when duly recorded, shall pass to and vest in said Clark, - his heirs, or assigns, all the right, title and estate, wbich the heirs at law of said Benja. min Ruggles, deceased, derive and obtain through said Benjamin, under and by virtue of the levy of said writ of execution in and to the land aforesaid.

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CHAP. XVIII.

Resolve on the communication from the Governor.

June 13th, 1323.

The standing Committee of both houses, on the subject of Eastern lands, to whom was referred the communication of His Excellency the Governor, with the documents accompanying the same, consisting of a report, made to His Excellency by the Commissioners under the act relating to the separation of the District of Maine, from Massachusetts, proper, and forming the same into a separate and independent state, together with two instruments by them signed, of their fur. ther proceedings under their Commission, one of which is dated the 21st ult. and is an assignment of one moiety of sundry townships, and tracts of land to this Commonwealth, and the other of the same date, is a distribution and assign. ment which remained to be made in the division of the persodal property in the proportion of two thirds to the part of Massachusetts, and one tbird to the part of Maine.

The Committee, having considered in detail the various subjects contained in the above mentioned report and documents, ask leave to report the following resolves,

Wbich are respectfully submitted,

THOMAS L. WINTHROP, Per order.

Resolved, That the report and other documents be placed on file, in the Secretary's office, and that the agents appointed by a resolve passed the 30th January last be, and they are hereby authorized to cause the land divided to the share of this Commonwealth, by the aforementioned instrument, to be sold in like manner, and with the same authority as is provided in the resolves of said 30th January :

Resolved, That the agent of the Land Office be, and he is hereby directed to notify George Downes and Joseph Lee, Esqrs. in whose hands certain demands were placed for collection by the late Commissioners of the Land Office, to deliver to the authorized agents of the State of Maine, when called for, the demands that have been assigned to the said

State, or the amount that may have been previously received therefor, and also to require of said Dowpes and Lee to collect the several demands assigned to this Commonwealth, as soon as may be, and transmit their accounts for adjustment.

Resolved, That the agent of the Land Office be, and he hereby is directed to take such measures in relation to a process now pending at Castine, upon the petition of the late Commissioners of the Land Office, for partition of certain lands in Penobscot, Surrey and Ellsworth, as the said agent shall think advisable, and for the interest of this common. wealth.

CHAP. XIX.

On the petition of Elijah S. Curtis.

June 13th, 1823.

Whereas, Elijah S. Curtis, has presented a petition to the Legislature, praying, for the reasons in the petition stated, that he may be released from the debt due by him to the Commonwealth, for the labour of convicts in the State Pris. on; and said petition is not yet definitely acted upon, and suits for said labour bave been commenced against him, and are now pending : Therefore,

Resolved, That all such suits shall be continued, until the Legislature shall have definitely acted on said petition, and the courts in which such suits are pending, are directed to take notice of this order and govern themselves accordingly.

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CHAP. XX. Resolve for $ 4,630 31 cts. to repair the wall of the State

Prison Yard. June 14th, 1823.

Resolved, That there be paid out of the public Treasury, for the purpose of finishing the new wall at the State Prison, the sum of four thousand six hundred and thirty dollars and thirty-one cents, to be received from the Treasury, by the Warden of said prison, in such sums as the Directors thereof shall from time to time direct; and His Excellency the Gov. ernor, with the advice of Council, is hereby requested to draw bis warrant on the Treasurer for the said sums accordingly.

CHAP. XXI.

Resolve to authorize Jacob Kuhn, Messenger of the General

Court, to purchase fuel, &c. June 14th, 1823.

Resolved, That there be paid out of the public Treasury of this Commonwealth, to Jacob Kuhn, Messenger of the General Court, the sum of one thousand dollars, to enable bim to purchase fuel, and such other articles, as may be necessary for the use of the General Court, together with the Governor, and Council's Obamber, the Secretary's, Treasurer's, and Adjutant General's Office, and also, for the Land Office, he to be accountable for the expenditure of the same.

CHAP. XXII.

Resolve lo pay Committee on Accounts.

June 14th, 1823.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the Treasury of this Commonwealth, to the Committee on ac. counts, for their attendance on that service during the present session, the sum of one dollar per day in additiou to their pay, as members of the Legislature, viz :

William W. Parrott, twelve days, . . $12
Joseph Strong, Jr. twelve days, - - - 12
Augustus Tower, twelve days, .
Perly Hunt, twelve days, . . . . 12
Minott Tbayer, twelve days, - - - - 12

CHAP. XXII.

Resolve for paying Ward Lock.

June 14th, 1823.

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid from the Treas. ury of this Commonwealth, to Ward Lock, Assistant Messenger to the Governor and Council, two dollars for each, and every day he has been or may be employed in that capacity during the present session of the Council.

CHAP. XXIV. Resolve for paying the Clerks of the two Houses of the Le

gislature. June 14th, 1823.

Resolved, That there be paid out of the Treasury of this Commonwealth, to the Clerk of the Senate, and to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, and to the Assistant Clerk of the Senate, respectively, six dollars per day, for each, and every day's attendance they have been, or may be employed in that capacity, during the present session of the Legislature; and that there be paid to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the additional sum of two dollars, for each, and every day be may be so employed, in consideration of bis having performed the whole of the clerical duty of that House,

And that the Governor is requested to draw bis warrant accordingly.

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