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City Document — JVb. 9. 



AN ACT 



IN ADDITION TO AN ACT 



TO INCORPORATE THE 



METROPOLITAN RAILROAD 



COMPANY. 




ROXBU.RY: 

NORFOLK COUNTY JOURNAL PRESS. 

1854. 



CITY OF ROXBURY 



In Boabd of Aldermen, May 22, 1854. 
Ordered, That the "Act in addition to the Act to incorporate the Metropolitan Rail 
Road Company," passed March,16, 1854, be and the same is hereby accepted by the City 
Council of Roxbury. 

In Board of Aldermen, Nov. 20 
Taken firom the table and passed. 

Sent down'for concurrence. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 

In Common Council, Dec. 4, 1854. 
Laid on the table, and ordered to be printed for the use of the Council. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 



^ammonujcaltl) of iWassaiijusett^. 

In the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty -Four. 

AN ACT 

In addition to an Act to Incorporate the Metropolitan 
Railroad Company. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court assembled^ and by the authority of the 
same, as folloios : 

Section 1. That at any time after the expiration of one 
year from the opening for use of the tracks of said railroad, 
in any street in which the same may be located, as provided 
by its charter, the Mayor and Aldermen of the cities of 
Boston and Roxbury, respectively, may, by vote of the 
major part thereof, determine as to so much of said track as 
is located within the limits of their respective cities, that the 
same, or any part thereof, be discontinued ; and thereupon 
the location shall be deemed to be revoked, and the tracks 
of said railroad shall forthwith be taken up and removed 
in conformity with such vote or order of said mayor and 
aldermen. Provided, That such taking and removal shall 
be at the expense of said railroad company. 

Sect. 2. The rates of fare upon the said railroad, be- 
tween any two points in the city of Boston, shall never ex- 
ceed five cents for each passage, unless with the assent of 
the mayor and aldermen of said city. 



Sect. 3. Notice to abuttors on streets, in which it may 
be proposed to lay the tracks of said corporation, shall be 
given by the publication in one or more newspapers, pub- 
lished in the cities of Boston and Roxbury, of an order of 
notice from the mayor and aldermen of said respective cities, 
fourteen days at least prior to the location of any such 
tracks. 

Sect. 4. Either of the cities of Boston or Roxbury, if it 
so elect, may purchase, on the same terms and conditions 
as are mentioned in the seventh section of the act to which 
this is in addition, that part of the corporate property of the 
company which relates to or lies within its own limits; pay- 
ing therefor a proportional sum, to be ascertained by com- 
missioners to be appointed by the supreme judicial court. 

Sect. 5. This act shall be void and of no effect, unless 
the same shall be accepted by the city council of the cities 
of Boston and Roxbury respectively, within one year from 
the date hereof. 

House of Representatives, March 15, 1854. 

Passed to be enacted. 

OTIS P. LORD, Speaker. 

In Senate, March 16, 1854. 
Passed to be enacted. 

CHAS. EDWARD COOK, President. 



Approved. 

A true copy — Attest : 



March 16, 1854. 



EMORY WASHBURN. 



E. M. WRIGHT, 
Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



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