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Arts and Laws

OF

MASSACHUSETTS.

AN Act to cede to the United States the jurisdiction of a part of

Chap. 1. Billingsgate Island.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the consent of this Commonwealth be, and hereby is Cession of Bilgranted to the United States, to purchase a tract of land, not lingsgate Islexceeding four acres, which shall be found necessary for the light house authorized by Congress to be built on Billingsgate Island, in Barnstable Bay ; and may hold the same during the continuance of the use and appropriation aforesaid ; provided, that this Commonwealth shall retain, and does hereby retain, concurrent jurisdiction with the United States, in Concurrent juand over said land, so far as that all civil and criminal

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tajned. cesses issued under the authority of this Commonwealth, or any officer thereof, may be executed on any part of said land, or any buildings which may be erected thereon, in the same way and manner as though this consent had not been granted as aforesaid. [June 8, 1822.]

An Act to extend the powers of the Religious Charitable Society, in

the County of Worcester. (June 13, 1822.]

Chap. 2.

1813 ch, 104.

An Act respecting the Court of Probate in the County of Worcester. Chap. 3.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this act, there shall be two Two terms anterms of the Probate Court holden in each year, in the town Barre. of Barre, in the county of Worcester, at such times as the judge of Probate for the said county shall appoint, giving due notice thereof. [June 13, 1822.]

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VOL. III.

Chap. 4.

An Act to incorporate the Associated Housewrights in Boston. (June

13, 1822.]

Chap 5.

An Act to incorporate the Boston Iron Company. (June 13, 1822.]

Chap. 6.

An Act to incorporate the Salem Charitable Mechanic Association.

(June 14, 1822.]

Chap. 7.

An Act to incorporate the Trustees of the Nantucket Lancastrian

School. (June 14, 1822.]

Chap 8.

1802 ch. 107.

An Act in further addition to an Act, entitled “ An Act to incorporate

a Religious Society, by the name of the First Parish in the Town of Charlestown. (June 15, 1822.]

Chap. 9.

An Act to incorporate the City Manufacturing Company. (June 15,

1822.]

Chap 10.

An Act to incorporate the Dighton Manufacturing Company. (June

15, 1822.]

Chap. 11.

An Act to incorporate the Trustees of the Ministerial Fund in the

Second Parish in West Springfield. (June 15, 1822.]

1821 ch, 109.

Court.

Chap. 12.

An Act in addition to an Act, entitled " An Act to regulate the Ad

ministration of Justice within the County of Suffolk, and for other purposes."

SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the autho

rity of the same, that the clerk of the police court within Clerk of Police and for the city of Boston, shall also be clerk of the justices' Court to be clerk also of

court of the county of Suffolk. All writs, summonses, and the Justices'

processes issuing from said last mentioned court may be testTeste of writs, ed by either of the justices thereof, not a party thereto ; and

shall be signed by the clerk. And said clerk, or his assistClerk's duty. ant, shall attend all sessions of said justices' court, and record

all proceedings therein had. And said clerk shall make out all writs and processes which the said justices, or either of them, may order, and tax all bills of cost. And said clerk shall receive and keep a true and faithful account of all fees taxable by law, and payable for blanks, fees of court, and copies in civil suits and actions; and render a true and just account thereof quarter yearly to the board of accounts; and all sums of money, by him so received, shall be accounted for and paid into the city treasury. And it shall be the duty of said clerk to make a true and faithful record, according to law, of the proceedings in every trial and process of a civil nature which may he had before said justices' court.

And said quarterly account of said clerk shall be filed and recorded by

the city treasurer, as is provided in the fifth section of the act, providing for the administration of justice within the 1921 ch. 109. county of Suffolk, and for other purposes, to which this act is in addition. And said clerk shall be sworn, give bond, and receive a compensation, as is provided in the fifth section of the act aforesaid.

SECT. 2. Be it further enacted, That so much of the act aforesaid, as is inconsistent herewith, be, and the same here. Repeal. by is repealed. [June 15, 1822.]

An Act respecting the Municipal Court of the City of Boston, and Chap. 13.

regulating the selections, the empannelling and services of Grand, Traverse, and Petit Jurors.

SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the autho-, rity of the same, That the court of criminal jurisdiction, established by an act passed on the 4th day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred, and styled the 1799 ch. 81. municipal court for the town of Boston, the jurisdiction of which was afterwards extended to the county of Suffolk, shall hereafter be known and styled, " The Municipal Court of Style changed. the City of Boston,” with all the jurisdiction, power and authority vested in the said court.

SECT. 2. Be it further enacted, That if it shall so happen, that the judge of the said court shall be unable to attend from sickness or any other cause, on any day upon which said court shall be by law to be held, or to which said court shall stand adjourned, it shall and may be lawful for the clerk Adjournment of said court to adjourn the same, either to the next stated by clerk. term, or to such earlier time, and to such place, as the public convenience may, in his judgment, require. And it shall be the duty of the sheriff in attendance, or his deputy, to give notice of such adjournment by proclamation, and by posting or publishing notice thereof, or in such manner as the said court may, by any order or rule thereof, direct or appoint.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That the said court shall have power and authority to issue writs of venire facias, for the return of traverse jurors from the city of Boston, conformably to law, whose duty it shall be to attend the said Muni- Attendance of cipal Court, and to serve, in all cases where, by law, trial jurors. by jury is required therein; and the said traverse jurors, who may be drawn and returned for the respective terms of said court held in January, April, July and October, in each year, shall be held and required to serve as such at the said

terms respectively, and also at the two terms next succeeding the said respective terms.

SECT. 4. Be it further enacted, That so much of the laws

heretofore made, as required the traverse jurors drawn and Former laws

returned to the Court of Common Pleas for the county of repealed.

Suffolk, to serve at any term of the said Municipal Court, be, and the same hereby are repealed.

Sect. 5. Be it further enacted, That all the duties reJurors to be

quired of, and powers given to towns, by the several laws selected, &c.by mayor and al- regulating the selections, the empannelling, and the services dermen.

of the grand, traverse, and petit jurors, shall be exercised by the mayor and aldermen of the city of Boston. [June 15, 1822.]

Chap. 14. An Act to change the Names of the persons therein described. [June

15, 1822.] Chap. 15. An Act to empower the Court of Sessions in the County of Middle

sex to authorize the erection of a Bridge across Charles River. (June

15, 1822.] Chap. 16. An Act to provide for the erection of Two Story Wooden Buildings

in the City of Boston. (June 15, 1822.]

Chap. 17. An Act to incorporate the Second Congregational Society in Lynn.

(June 15, 1822.] Chap. 18. An Act to incorporate the Amesbury Flannel Manufacturing Com

pany. (June 15, 1822.

1809 ch.95.

Chap. 19. An Act in addition to an Act, entitled “ An Act to incorporate certain

persons into a Company, by the name of the Lechmere Point Corporation." (June 15, 1822.]

to act as attor

Chap. 20.

An Act in addition to an Act, entitled " An Act defining the general 1783 ch. 44. powers and duties, and regulating the office of Sheriffs."

SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authoConstables not rity of the same, That no constable shall be suffered to apn'es, &c. pear in any court, or before any justice of the peace, as

attorney to, or in behalf of any party in a suit, nor shall such constable be allowed to draw, make, or fill up any

plaint, declaration, writ or process. Penalty. SECT. 2. Be it further enacted, That if any constable

shall be guilty of a breach of this act, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of fifty dollars, to be recovered by action of debt, in any court proper to try the same, to be for the use of the person who may sue or prosecute therefor.

SECT. 3. Be it further enacted, That this act shall take

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