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Selectmen authorized to
[May Session, ch. 3.]
AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AN ACT, ENTITLED, "AN ACT TO IN-
Whereas William Brown and others, owners of lands adjacent to a line limited as the western side of the Street proposed by "An Act to incorporate certain persons for the purpose of making a street from Rainsford's Lane, in the Town of Boston, to the Bridge proposed to be built from, at, or near the Town's Landing to Dorchester Neck," have mutually agreed with each other (excepting with General Henry Jackson) and with the Corporation created by said Act, that the space of ten feet on the Westerly Side of said Street, excepting the land of the said Henry Jackson, shall for ever remain unincumbered with any building, under certain exceptions; and whereas by the dissolution of said Corporation, after the completion of said Street, difficulties may arise as to the enforcement of said agreement:
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same; That after the dissolution of said Corporation, the Selectmen of the town of Boston, shall have full power and authority to enforce a Compliance with the terms of said Agreement, at all times forever; and if any building shall be erected within ten feet of the Western Side of said Street (excepting on the land belonging to Henry Jackson, Esquire,) unless it be a fence, wall, gate, cellar, way, steps, posts or pillars, not above six feet in height, nor covered, nor roofed other-wise than in the usual manner; or unless it be an open portico or porch whose top or roof shall not be higher than the second story window frames of any house that may be built on said adjacent lands, and which shall not project more than five feet, from such house, Such building or erection, not within the exceptions aforesaid, shall be considered a nuisance, and shall and may be abated and removed in the same manner as is provided by Law respecting nuisances in Highways. Approved June 18, 1804.
1804.- Chapter 4.
[May Session, ch. 4.]
AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REPEAL
SECT. 1ST. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same that the third and fourth Sections Parts of former of the Act which passed the ninth of March, one thousand eight hundred and four, which require "that forty pounds of Salt shall be put into each barrell of Fish when packed for Market, and the same proportion for teirces and half Barrels" and that none of the Fish called Monheden, shall be hereafter exported from this Commonwealth if salted with their heads on" be and hereby are repealed — and also that so much of the Act to prevent fraud and deception in packing pickled Fish, which passed the twenty third of June one thousand eight hundred and three, as requires that the Fish called Menheden shall be weighed be and hereby is repealed and in lieu thereof
of split fish.
SECT. 2D. Be it further enacted, that all the kinds of Packing, &c. Split Fish for Pickling, shall be well struck with Salt or pickel in the first instance, and preserved sweet, free from rust, taint or damage, and be close and well packed in good Casks, of the size and quality required by law, the Casks shall be filled full with the fish and Salt, putting in as much Salt with the Fish as is necessary for the preservation of such Fish—and such as are for Exportation shall be branded by the inspector as the law directs.
be made of
SECT. 3D. Be it further enacted, that the barrels, Barrels, &c. may half barrels and Teirces, which hereafter may be used chestnut. for the packing of Pickled Fish, or Fish dry Salted, may also be made of Chesnut, any thing in the aforesaid laws to the contrary notwithstanding.
Approved June 20, 1804.
AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AN ACT, ENTITLED, "AN ACT TO SECURE
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of Part of previous the same, That so much of the sixth section of an Act, entitled, "An Act to secure to owners, their property in Logs, Masts, Spars, and other timber in certain cases," passed on the twenty-second day of February, in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and ninety four, as is contained in a proviso in the same section, and is in these words, Provided nevertheless, that nothing in this act shall be construed to extend to Connecticut River, or the River Merrimack," be, and the same is hereby repealed, and that the provisions of the first, second, third, fourth, and sixth Sections of said Act, be, and they are hereby extended to Connecticut River, and to the River Merrimack. Approved June 20, 1804.
Proprietors constituted a body corporate in Massachusetts.
Allowed to hold real estate.
1804.- Chapter 6.
[May Session, ch. 6.]
AN ACT DECLARING THE PROPRIETORS OF THE PORTSMOUTH
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the body corporate and politic in the State of New Hampshire, known by the name of the Proprietors of the Portsmouth Salt works, be, and the same is hereby constituted a body politic and corporate within this Commonwealth, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend, in the same manner as other corporate bodies in this Commonwealth are authorized to do.
SECTION 2. Be it further enacted, That to enable said Corporation to manufacture Salt on the Kittery Shore, they be, and hereby are authorized and empowered to take and hold in fee simple, or any less estate, any lands or other real property within this Commonwealth, not exceeding the value of fifty thousand dollars, any law to the contrary notwithstanding. Approved June 21, 1804.
1804.- Chapter 7.
[May Session, ch. 7.]
AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WESTERLY PARISH IN THE
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, that the tract of land, as discribed Hinsdale incorwithin the following boundaries, with the Inhabitants thereon, be and they are hereby incorporated into a seperate town by the name of Hinsdale, Vizt. Begining at a stake and stones, the North east corner of lot No. seventy five in the North line of Partridgfield, thence southerly on the East line of the last mentioned lot, to the North line of lot No. Sixty two, thence turning Westward on the North line of said lot, to the Northwest corner of the same, thence turning and runing on the west line of said lot No. Sixty two, to the North line of lot No. fifteen, thence west three rods to the North West corner of said lot, thence on the West line of said lot No. fifteen, to the North line of Partridge's grant, so called, or Joshua Jackson's farm thence turning Eastward, on said North line, to the Northeast corner of said Jackson's farm, thence Southerly, on the East line of said farm, to the North line of Lemuel Parson's farm, thence turning on the North line, to the North East corner of said farm, thence Southerly on the East line of said Parsons farm, to the brook or river, thence runing on the said river, to the road leading from the west parish of said town to Middlefield, thence on said road, to the east line of the farm of John Watson, thence on the east line of said Watsons farm, to the South East corner of lot No. one hundred and Eighteen, thence on the East line of lots No. one hundred and nineteen, one hundred & twenty, and one hundred & twenty one, to the south line of the said town of Partridgefield, thence on the said south line to the South West corner of said town, thence Northerly on the West line of said Partridgefield, to the South east corner of Dalton, thence Westerly on the South line of said Dalton, to the South East corner of lot No. Sixty in said Dalton thence Northerly to the Northwest Corner of lot No. thirty two in said Dalton, thence Easterly in the North line of lot No. thirty two & lot No. Nine, to the South east
Provision for debts, taxes, and support of paupers.
Town lines to be kept up.
corner of lot No. Eight, in said Dalton, thence Northerly on the East line of said Dalton to the North-west Corner of lot No. Seventy two, in the North East Corner of Dalton, thence Easterly, in the North line of Partridgefield, to the bounds first mentioned. And the said town of Hinsdale is hereby vested, with all the powers, priviledges, rights, and immunities, to which other towns are entitled, and subject to all the duties which are required, of other towns, by the constitution and Laws of this Commonwealth.
SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, that the Inhabitants of the said town of Hinsdale, shall be held to pay all arrears of taxes, which have been assessed upon them, together with their proportion of all debts owed by the said town of Partridgefield, prior to the date of this Act; and the said town of Hinsdale shall receive two fifth parts of the profits, rents or income arising from the Public lots in the town of Partridgefield (now lying in the town of Hinsdale) and shall pay two fifth parts, towards the support of Abigail Thayer, so long as she shall be chargeable. to the town of Partridgefield; and all poor Persons who may hereafter become a town charge, shall be supported by the towns of Partridgefield, Hinsdale, or Dalton, in which part soever, such person may have been born, or in any other way gained a legal settlement, in the said towns of Partridgefield or Dalton previous to the division of the said town.
SECTION 3D. And be it further enacted, that all future State Taxes, which may be levied on the said towns of Partridgefield and Hinsdale, previous to a New Valuation, shall be assessed and paid in the proportion of two fifths by the town of Hinsdale, and three fifths by the town of Partridgefield, and that such part of the sum set to the town of Dalton, in the last Valuation, as the said towns of Dalton & Hinsdale shall agree upon, or as the Legislature shall hereafter order, shall be deducted from the Valuation of the town of Dalton, & set to the town of Hinsdale, and the said town of Hinsdale, shall be holden to pay in State taxes accordingly.
SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, that the inhabitants of the said town of Hinsdale, shall at all times hereafter, keep up and maintain, by metts and bounds, the line between the towns of Partridgefield and Dalton, as it existed, before this act was passed.