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Laws of Massachusetts
IN RELATION TO THE
POWERS, DUTIES AND LIABILITIES
WITH THE NECESSARY FORMS.
BY BENJAMIN F. THOMAS,
COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
NEW EDITION, REVISED AND CORRECTED.
PUBLISHED BY WARREN LAZELL.
Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1849, by
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
PRINTED BY HENRY J. HOWLAND, WORCESTER.
MEASUREMENT, Inspection &c. of certain articles of Mer-
VII. Anthracite coal
1. The inhabitants of every town shall continue to be a body corporate, with all the powers heretofore exercised by towns, and subject to all the duties to which they have heretofore been liable. R. S. c. 15, § 8.
2. The inhabitants of towns, in their corporate capacity, may sue and be sued in the manner prescribed by law, and may appoint all necessary agents and attornies in that behalf. Ib. 10.
3. Towns shall have power to hold real estate, for the public uses of the inhabitants, and to convey the same, either by vote of the inhabitants, or by a deed of their committee or agents; to hold personal estate, for the public uses of the inhabitants, and to alienate and dispose of