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MANUAL

FOB THE USE OF THE

GENEEAL COUET:

CONTAINING THE

RULES AND ORDERS OF THE TWO BRANCHES,

TOGETHER WITH THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH, AND THAT
OF THE UNITED STATES,

AND A

List Of The Executive, Legislative, And Judicial
Departments Of The State Government, State
Institutions And Their Officers, County
Officers, And Other Statistical
Information.

Prepared, pursuant to Orders of the Legislature,

BY

S. N. &IFFOED AND GEO. A. MAEDEST.

BOSTON:
WEIGHT & POTTEE, STATE PEINTEES.
Corner Milk And Federal Stiieets.

1876.

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In Senate, May 19, 1875. Ordered, That the Clerks of the two branches cause to be prepared and printed, before the meeting of the next General Court, two thousand five hundred copies of so much of the Legislative Manual as may be deemed practicable, on the general plan of that of the present session. Sent down for concurrence.

S. N. GIFFORD, Clerk. House Of Representatives, May 19, 1875.

Concurred.

GEORGE A. MARDEN, Clerk.

In Senate, January 25, 1876. Ordered, That the Clerks of the two branches cause to be printed and bound in suitable form, twenty-five hundred copies of the Rules and Orders of the two branches, with lists of the several Standing and Special Committees, together with such other matter as may be considered practicable in a Legislative Manual.

Sent down for concurrence.

S. N. GIFFORD, Clerk.

House Of Representatives, January 27, 1876. Concurred.

GEORGE A. MARDEN, Clerk.

INDEX.

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Agricultural Library, 387

Agriculture, Board of, , 238

Almshouse, State, 245

Assayers of Ores 241

Assayer of Liquors, 241

Attorney-Generals, since 1692, 211

Auditors, since 1849, 211

Barnstable County, Officers 231

Battle flags 395

Berkshire County, Officers, 231

Blind, Massachusetts Asylum for 244

Boston Athenceum, 387

Boston and Albany Railroad, State Directors of, . . 241

Bristol County, Officers, 232

Calendar for 1876, 397

Cattle Commissioners, 241

Census of Inhabitants in 1870 and 1875, and Legal Voters

in 1865 173

Census of the United States, 1870 171

Cities in the Commonwealth, 142

Colleges of the Commonwealth 246

Commissioners, &c., 240

Committee Rooms, assignment of, 384

Committees, Standing, of the Senate, .... 369

Standing, of the House, 370

Joint Standing, 373

Joint Special, 380

Common Pleas, Justices of the Court of, from 1820 to 1859, 222

Congressional Districts, 147

Constitution of Massachusetts 33

Constitution of the United States 7

Corporations, Commissioner of, 242

Council Districts, 157 Page

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