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SAPItNTIA UNIVERSALIS EX LIBRIS. 

UNIVERSITY OF NEWHAMP5HIRE 




DISCOVERY 

INVENTION 

INSPIRATION 



UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 
CLASS M 3^5^. U 

NUMBER N 5 3 I ?' 7 >L 

ACCESSION 3 7 / 7 S 



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LAWS 



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OF THJE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1872. 




CONCORD: 
PUBLISHED BY B. VV. SANBORN & CO, 

1872. 



PRINTED BY MOORE &.LANGLEY, NASHUA, N. H. 






STATE OFFICERS 



EZEKIEL A. STRAW, aovernor. 

BENJAMIN F. PRESCOTT, Secretary of State. 

AI B. THOMPSON, Dcpvfy Seerctary of State. 

SOLON A. CARTER, Treamrer. 

ORREN C. M(^ORE, State Printer. 

CHARLES H. CAMPBELL, President of the Senate. 

LUTHER S. MORRH.L, Clerh of the Senate. 

ASA FOWLER, Speaker of the House. 

JOSIAH H. BENTON, Jr., Clerk of the House. 

JOHN M. HAINES, Adjutant General. 

JOHN C. PH.LSBURY, Warden of State Prison. 

JOHN W. SIMONDS, Super inte7ident of Public Instruction. 

OLIVER PiLLSBURY, Insuraywe Commissioner. 

NATHANIEL BOUTON, State Historian. 

MITCHEL GU^MORE, State Librarian. 



SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. 



HENRY A. BELLOWS, Chief Justice. 
JONATHAN E. SARGENT, ^ 
CHARLES DOE, 
JEREMIAH SMITH. 
WILLIAM L FOSTER, 
WILLIAM S. LADD. 
LEWIS W. CLARK Attorney General 
JOHN M SHIRLEY, State Reporter. 



\ Associate Justices. 



LAWS 



STATE OF NEAV HAirSHIEE, 



PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1872. 



CHAPTEH I. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A NEW PKOPOKTION FOR THE ASSESSMENT 

OF PUBLIC TAXES. 



Section 
1. Proportiou of every thousand dollars of 
imblic taxes to be paid by each town and 
l)lace. 



Section 
2. Proportion to continue till new proportion 
established, and treasurer to issue his war- 
rants accordingly. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and Hoane 
Court Convened : 



iif Represeydatives in General 



Section 1. That of every thousand dollars of public taxe>5 liere- Rockingham 
after to be raised, the proportion which each town and place shall °^"*^' 
pay, and for which the Treasurer of the State is hereby authorized 
to issue his warrant, shall be as follows, to-wit: 



county of ROCKINGHAM. 

Atkinson, one dollar and seventy-three cents 
Auburn, two dollars and thirteen cents 
Brentwood, two dollars and thirty-nine cents 
Candia, three dollars and thirty-three cents 
Chester, three dollars and nine cents . 
Danville, one dollar and forty-three cents 
Deeriield, four dollars and fifty eight cents . 
Derry, four dollars and ninety-seven cents . 
East Kingston, one dollar and ninety four cents 



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Epping, three dollars and seventy-eight cents 
Exeter, twelve dollars and twenty-five cents 
Fremont, one dollar and fort\ -eight cents 
GosjDort, seven cents ..... 
Greenland, two dollars and ninety cents 
Hampstead, two dollars and twenty-one cents 
Hampton, three dollars and eighty-one cents 
E[ampton Falls, two dollars and ten cents 
Kensington, two dollars and two cents 
Kingston, two dollars and eightj-one cents . 
Londonderry, four dollars and twenty-six cents 
Newcastle, eighty -five cents 
Newington, one dollar and thirty-seven cents 
iVewmarket, six dllars and eighty-five cents 
Newton, one dollar and eighty eight cents . 
North Hampton, two dollars and fifty cents 
Northwood, three dollars and twenty-six cents 
Nottingham, two dollars and seventy-five cents 
Plaistow, two dollars and four cents 
Portsmouth, forty-nine dollars and fifty-one cents 
Raymond, two dollars and forty-three cents 
Rye, three dollars and forty-six cents , 
Salem, three dollars and ninety one cents 
Sandown. one dollar and fifty-three cents 
Seabrook, two dollars and thirty-five cents 
South Hampton, one dollar and sixty-nine cents 
South Newmarket, two dollars and seventy-eight cents 
Stratham, three dollars and forty-five cents . 
Windham, tAvo dollars and fifty-four cents . 



COUNTY OF STRAFFORD. 

Barrington, three dollars and forty-nine cents 
Dover, thirty-eight dollars and sixty seven cents 
Durham, three dollars and fifty-two cents 
Farmington, five dollars and eighty-eight cents 
Lee, two dollars and sixty-three cents 
Madbury, one dollar and fifty -four cents 
Middleton, one dollar and three cents . 
New Durham, two dollars .... 
Rochester, eleven dollars and fifteen cents . 
Rollinsford, five dollars and eighty- nine cents 
Somersworth, fifteen dollars and four cents . 
Strafford, three dollars and sixty-seven cents 
Milton, two dollars and eighty-eight cents . 



COUNTY OF BELKNAP.^ 

Beiki.ap Alton, four dollars and eleven cents 

County, $39.«7. gamstead, three dollars and twenty-six cents 
Belmont, two dollars and fifty two cents 
Centre Harbor, eighty-eight cents 



Strafford 
County, $97.39. 



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Gilford, six dollars and eighty-five cents 
Gilmanton, four dollars and tiiree cents 
Laconia, five dollars and seventy cents 
Meredith, four dollars and thirty cents 
New Hampton, two dollars and fifty-four cents 
Sanbornton, three dollars and eleven cents . 
Tilton, two dollars and fifty-seven cents 



COUNTY OF CAKKOLL. 

Albany, forty eight cents ..... 

Bartlett, one dollar and thirteen cents . 
Brookfield, ninety-seven cents .... 

Chatham, sixty cents ...... 

Conway, three dollars and seventy-four cents 
Eaton, eighty-six cents ..... 

Effingham, one dollar and seventy-five cents 
Freedom, one dollar and forty-seven cents . 
Hart's Location, nine cents ..... 

Jackson, eighty -five cents ..... 

Madison, one dollar and twenty -six cents 
Mouhonborough, one dollar and seventy-eight cents 
Ossipee, two dollars and ninety-five cents 
Sandwich, three dollars and sixty cjnts . . 

Tam worth, one dollar and eighty-four cents 
Tuftonborough, one dollar and ninety-eight cents 
Wakefield, three dollars and thirtj'^-nine cents 
Wolfeborough, six dollars and eight cents . 



COUNTY OF MERRIMACK. 

Aliens town, three dollars and seventy cents 
Andover. three dollars and twenty-seven cents 
Boscawen, four dollars and thirty-seven cents 
Bow, two dollars and sixty-eight cents 
Bradford, three dollars and thirty-four cents 
Canterbury, three dollars and thirty-two cents 
Chichester, two dollars and fourteen cents . 
Concord, forty-seven dollars and eighty-eight cents 
Dunbarton, three dollars and fifteen cents . 
Epsom, two dollars and sixty-one cents 
Franklin, eight dollars and forty-six cents . 
Henniker, four dollars and sixty-seven cents 
Hill, one dollar and fifty-four cents 
Hooksett, four dollars and sixty -five cents . 
Hopkinton, five dollars and thirty six cents . 
Loudon, four dollars and sixteen cents 
Newbury, one dollar and eighty cents . 
New London, three dollars and twenty-two cents. 
Northfield, two dollars and thirty-four cents 
Pembroke, four dollars and eighty-nine cents 
Pittsfield, five dollars and nine cents 







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[1872. 



Hillsborough 
County, S242.61, 



Clieslilre 
County, $97.9G. 



Salisbury, two dollars and eighty-one cents 
Sutton, four dollars and eighty-two cents 
Warner, five dollars and eleven cents . 
Webster, two dollars and twenty-two cents 
Wilmot, two dollars and twenty-one cents 



COUNTY OF HILLSBOROUGH. 

Amherst, four dollars and sixty-three cents . 
Antrim, three dollars and fifty-six cents 
Bennington, one dollar and forty-five cents . 
Bedford, four dollars and one cent 
Brookline, two dollars and forty-six cents 
Deering, two dollars and thirty-nine cents . 
Francestown, three dollars and sixty-two cents 
Goffstown, five dollars and thirty-six cents . 
Greenfield, two dollars . . . 

Hancock, two dollars and fifty-eight cents . 
Hillsl)orough, five dollars and tliirty-four cents 
HoUis, five dollars and twenty-five cents 
Hudson, three dollars and fifty- seven cents . 
Litchfield, one dollar and ninety-two cents . 
L3nideborough, two dollars and thirty cents 
Manchester, ninety-one dollars and seven cents 
Mason, four dollars and twenty-four cents . 
Merrimack, four dollars and one cent . 
Milford, ten dollars and forty-five cents 
Mont Vernon, one dollar and eighty cents . 
Nashua, forty-four dollars and eighty-four cents 
New Boston, four dollars and sixty-three cents 
New Ipswich, four dollars and twenty-nine cents 
Pelham, four dollars and three cents 
Peterborough, nine dollars and forty-six cents 
Sharon, seventy cents ..... 
Temple, one dollar and fifty-two cents 
Weare, five dollars and forty-seven cents 
Wilton, five dollars and thirty cents 
Windsor, thirty-six cents .... 



COUNTY OF CHESHIRE. 

Alstead, three dollars and ninety-eight cents 
Chesterfield, three dollars and fifty-two cents 
Dublin, two dollars and six cents 
Fitzwilliam, three dollars and six cents 
Gilsum, one dollar and eighty-three cents 
Hinsdale, three dollars and eighty-two cents 
Harrisville, two dollars and fifty-two cents . 
Jaffrey, four dollars and ninety-eight cents . 
Keene, thirty dollars and fifty-nine cents 
Marlborough, three dollars and thirteen cents 
Marlow, two dollar? and twenty-five cents . 



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Nelson, one dollar and forty-one cents 
Richmond, one dollar and ninety-fonr cents 
Rindge, three dollars and twelve cents 
Roxbury, fifty-two cents 
Sullivan, one dollar and sixty-one cents 
Swanzey, three dollars and eighty-two cents 
Surry, one dollar and thirty-four cents 
Stoddard, one dollar and ninety-five cents 
Troy, two dollars and thirty-six cents . 
Walpole, seven dollars and ninety-seven cents 
Westmoreland, four dollars and forty-two cents 
Winchester, five dollars and seventy-six cents 



COUNTY. OF SULLIVAN. 

Acworth, three dollars and ten cents . 
Cornish, four dollars and sixteen cents 
Croydon, one dollar and sixty-three cents 
Charlestown, seven dollars and fifty-six cents 
Claremont, fifteen dollars and ninety-seven cents 
Goshen, one dollar and forty-three cents 
Grantham, one dollar and twenty-nine cents 
Langdon, two dollars ..... 
Lempster, one dollar and sixty-eight cents . 
Newport, seven dollars and forty-six cents . 
Plainfield, four dollars and twenty-nine cents . 
Springfield, one dollar and fifty-six cents 
Sunapee, one dollar and seventy-eight cents 
Unity, two dollars and thirteen cents . 
Washington, two dollars and thirty-two cents 



COUNTY OF GRAFTON. 

Alexandria, one dollar and fifty-two cents 
Ashland, two dollars and fifty-four cents 
Bath, three dollars and thirty-six cents 
Benton, eighty-eiglit cents . 
Bethlehem, two dollars and seven cents 
Bridgewater, ninety-four cents 
Bristol, three dollars and eleven cents . 
Campton, two dollars and eleven cents 
Canaan, four dollars and eight cents 
Danbury, one dollar and ninety-four cents 
Dorchester, one dollar and twenty -three cents 
Ellsworth, twenty-three cents 
Enfield, four dollars and ninety-six cents 
Franconia, one dollar and forty-eight cents 
Grafton, two dollars and nine cents 
Groton, one dollar and nine cents 
Hanover, five dollars and ninety-four cents 
Haverhill, six dollars and twelve cents 
Hebron, seventy cents 
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Holderness, one dollar and fifty-eight cents 
Landaff, one dollar and eighty-seven cents 
Lebanon, eleven dollars and sixty-nine cents 
Lincoln, eighteen cents 
Lisbon, fonr dollars and fonr cents 
Littleton, five dollars and ninety-three cents 
Lyman, one dollar and fifty cents 
Lyme, four dollars and thirty-nine cents 
Monroe, one dollar and sixty cents 
Orange, sixty cents .... 
Orford, four dollars and twenty-two cents 
Piermont, two dollars and seventy-six cents 
Plymouth, three dollars and twenty-three cents 
Rumney, two dollars and twenty-six cents . 
Thornton, one dollar and twenty-three cents 
Warren, two dollars and eighteen cents 
Waterville, sixteen cents .... 
Wentworth, one dollar and seventy-seven cents 
Woodstock, sixty-four cents 
Allen's Grant, two cents .... 
Elkms' Grant, two cents .... 
Sargent & Elldns' Grant, two cents 
Hatch & Cleave's Grant, one cent 
Two Raymond's Grant, one cent 



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COUNTY OF COOS. 

Berlin, eighty-seven cents . 

Cambridge, twenty-two cents 

Carroll, eightj'-two cents 

Clarksville, forty-six cents . 

Colebrook, three dollars and forty-nine cent 

Columbia, one dollar and thirty-nine cents 

Dalton, one dollar and forty-six cents . 

Dummer, forty-six cents 

Erroll, fifty-two cents .... 

Gorhani, one dollar and eighty-seven cents 

Jefferson, one dollar and fifty-two cents 

Lancaster, five dollars and four cents . 

Milan, one dollar and eighteen cents . 

Northumberland, one dollar and ninety-four cents 

Pittsburg, ninety-four cents 

Randolph, forty cents . 

Shelburne, eighty-seven cents 

Stark, one dollar and fifteen cents 

Stratford, one dollar and seventy-three cents 

Stewartstown, one dollar and seventy-two cents 

Wentworth's Location, ten cents 

Whitefield, two dollars and two cents 

Bean's Purchase, four cents 

Chandler's Purchase, two cents . 

Crawford's Purchase, eleven cents 

Dixville, thirteen cents 



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Dix's Grant, five cents ..... 

Irviiig's Grant, two cents ..... 

Green's (irant, forty-three c;ents .... 

Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, ten cents 
Kilkenny, thirteen cents ..... 

Low & Burbank's Grant, four cents 

Martin's Location, two cents .... 

Millsfield, thirteen cents ..... 

Nash & Sawyer's Location, four cents . 
Saroent's Purcliase, ten cents .... 

( )deirs Township, thirty-three cents . 
Pinkhani's Grant, ten cents .... 

Second College Grant, four cents 

Success, ten cents ...... 

Thompson & Meserve's Purchase, eight cents 
Crawford's Grant, sixteen cents .... 



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Section 2. The same shall be the proi)ortion of assessment of P;;'^p^_';[i''j'},p 
all public taxes until a new proportion shall be made and established, new one made, 
and the Treasurer for the time being shall issue his warrant accord- toUueiiiswar- 
ingiy. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



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^y. 



CHAPTER II 






AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A STATE 
OP AGRICULTURE, PASSED AT THE JUNE SESSION, A. D. 




rant a<'cord- 
ingly. 



Section 

1. Vacancies in board of agricultiire. how 

filled, and term of office. 

2. Office room in state-liouse to be assigned 

board. 

3. Board to act as commissiouers on diseases 

of domestic animals, when. 

4. Duties of secretary defined. 

5. Distribution of seeds, plants, &c., by secre- 

tary. 



Section 

6. Selectmen and assessors to make inquiries 

and respond to secretary. 

7. Secretary to give bond. 

8. Salary of secretary. 

9. Annual report, how printed and distributed. 
10. Repealing clause — act takes etfect on its 

passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in G-eneral 
Court convened : 



Section 1. The governor and council shall fill all vacancies vacancies in 
that may occur in the board of agriculture, by death, resignation, culture, h* w'' 
or otherwise, for the term of three years, and in the same manner officl"^^'^™"^ 
as is prescribed in the act to which this is an amendment. 

Sect. 2. Suitable rooms shall be furnished and assigned in the office room for 
State-house, which the board shall occupy for their business meet- house.*" ^**^^' 
ings, and use as a depository for their books, papers, models, grain, 
and other articles that may come into their possession. The same 
apartment shall be occupied by the secretary of the board. 



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[1872. 



Board to act as 
commissioners 
on diseases of 
domestic ani- 
mals. 

Duties of secre- 
tary defined. 



Distribution of 
seeds, plants, 
&c., by secre- 
tary. 



Selectmen and 
assessors to 
make inquiries, 
»&c., and hand 
to secretary. 



Secretary to 
give bond. 



Salary of secre- 
tary. 



Sect. 3. In the absence of other statute provisions, the board 
shall act as commissioners on the diseases of domestic animals. 

Sect. 4. The secretar}^ shall keep a record of the proceedings 
of the board, which shall be open at all times to the inspection of 
the citizens of the state. He shall have the custody of all docu- 
ments, books, or other property, which may be deposited in his 
office. He shall also keep on file all reports that may be made by 
agricultural organizations, and all correspondence pertaining to the 
business of husbandry, address circulars to societies and practical 
farmers in the state and elsewhere, with the view of eliciting infor- 
mation on the newest and most approved methods of culture of 
those products adapted to the soil and climate of the state ; also on 
all subjects connected with forestry, stock-breeding, the dairy, and 
other matters having a beneficial bearing on the interest of agri- 
culture. He shall encourage the formation of farmers' clubs, of 
agricultural and horticultural societies, secure and distribute sucli 
rare and valuable seeds, plants shrubbery and trees, as it may be in 
his power to procure from all sources, as may be adapted to our 
climate and soils. He shall also encourage the importation of im- 
proved breeds of domestic animals, and other live stock, and the 
invention and improvement of labor-saving implements of hus- 
bandry, and diffuse information in relation to the same. He shall 
encourage such domestic industry and household arts as are calcu- 
lated to promote the general thrift, wealth, and resources of the 
state. He shall also make arrangements for, give due public notice 
of, and, if possible, personally attend the farmers' meetings for the 
promotion of agricultural and horticultural interests, which the 
board may authorize to be held from time to time in the different 
counties of the state. The discussions at the various meetings shall 
be on such subjects as are of practical benefit in the localities where 
such meetings are held, and the secretary shall in the annual report 
of the board embody therein as much of said discussions as may 
have an important influence upon the farming interests of the state. 

Sect. 5. The seeds, plants, trees and shrubbery received by the 
secretary, shall, as far as practicable, be distributed equally through- 
out the state, and placed in the hands of those farmers and others 
who will agree to cultivate them properly, and return to the secre- 
tary's office a reasonable proportion of the products thereof, with a 
full statement of the mode of cultivation, and such other informa- 
tion as may be necessary to ascertain their value for general culti- 
vation in the state. Information in regard to agriculture may be 
published by him from time to time in the newspapers of the state, 
provided it does not involve any expense to the state. 

Sect. 6. The selectmen or assessors of the several towns and 
cities of the state are hereby required to make inquiries at the time 
of taking the inventory in April of each year, and prior to the first 
day of May following, to respond to interrogatories previously fur- 
nished by the secretary in regard to the results of agricultural invest- 
ments and labor, and the prosperity of the farming population. 

Sect. 7. The board shall take such bond from the secretary as 
shall be deemed adequate to secure the faithful performance of his 
duties. 

Sect. 8. The secretary of the board shall receive an annual 
salary of one thousand dollars, in compensation for services rendered 



1872.] 



Chapter III. 



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by him in tliiit office, to be jxiid (luiiricrly IVoiii llio state treasury, 
in the same maimer as is proviihMl by law Tor t!ie payment of" the 
sahiries of" state officers. 

Sect. 9. The secretary shall cause to be printed not more than Aumuii report, 
fifteen himdred copies of the annual report of the l)oard, and shall ;i,i.MiKtrii)ute<i. 
cause them to be distributed one to each meml)er of the several 
departments of the state g-overnment, one to the town clerk of each 
town in the state, one to each pul)lic library, a proper number to 
the agricultural college, and agricultural and horticultural societies 
and farmers' clubs in the state, and make such exchanges with other 
organizations as may be deemed expedient. 

Sect. 10. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repeaiiiig^ ^ ^^ 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage, take eftect upon 
[Approved July 8, 1872.] 



its passage. 



CHAPTER III 



AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO 
REGULATE THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF COMMERCIAL 
FERTILIZERS," PASSED AT THE JUNE SESSION, A. D. 1869, 



Section 

1. LaV)el affixed to every package of fertil- 

izers, what to show. 

2. Manufacturer to file bond with state treas- 

urer — condition of bond. 

3. Penalty for selling, &c., before bond fded. 



Section 

4. Penalty for selling fertilizers without label 

specifying component parts. 

5. Act not to apply to fertilizers on hand — 

repealing clause. 

6. Act takes elfect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Qeneral 
Court convened. 

Section 1. The printed label affixed to every barrel, bag, or Labei^affbred ta 
package of commercial fertilizer, or fertilizers, manufactured, sold, of fertilizers, 
or offered for sale in this state, shall specify in addition to the pro- what to show, 
visions of section one, chapter twenty-eight, of the laws passed at 
the June session, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, the 
date of its manufacture, and the percentage which it contains of 
the following constituents, to wit : of ammonia, of soluble phos- 
phoric acid, of insoluble phosphoric acid, also the percentage of its 
other constituent parts. By the term soluble phosphoric acid, is 
meant such acid in any form or combination readily soluble in pure 
water, and by the term insoluble phosphoric acid is meant such 
acid in any form or combination which requires the action of acid 
upon it to become readily soluble in pure water. 

Sect. 2. Every manufacturer of commercial fertilizers offered Manufacturer 
for sale, kept for sale, or sold in this state, shall, before such fertil- i^ condition. 
izer or fertilizers shall be so offered for sale or sold within this 
state, file with the state treasurer a bond, with sureties residing 
within this state, satisfactory to the governor and council, in the 
sum of ten .thousand dollars, payable to the state of New Ham^D- 
shire, with a condition that the same shall be void upon payment 
and satisfaction of all penalties, fines, and costs which shall be 



14 



Chapter IV. 



[1872. 



Penalty fiir sell- 
ing, &e., before 
bond tiled. 



Penalty forsell- 
ing fertilizers 
without label 
speeifying com- 
ponent parts. 



Act not to apply 
to fertilizers on 
hand — repeal- 
ing clause. 

Aft takes effect 
on its passage. 



imposed upon such maiiufactuier for any violation of the provisions 
of this act, or the act to which this is an addition or amendment, 
and such bond shall be renewed from time to time, as the governor 
and council may require. 

Sect. 3. If any person shall sell, keep for sale or offer for sale 
any commercial fertilizer, or fertilizers, within this state, prior to the 
filing of the bond required in the preceding section, he shall be 
punished by a fine of two hundred dollars for every offence. 

Sect. 4. If any person or corporation shall manufacture any 
commercial fertilizer, or fertilizers, which shall l)e kept for sale, of- 
fered for sale, or sold Avithin this state, which shall not contain the 
fertilizing constituent parts specified in the label affixed thereto, or 
which shall not contain such constituent parts in so great a degree 
or proportion as specified in such label, such person or corporation 
shall be punished by a fine of five hundred dollars for each offence, 
to be recovered in an action of deljt upon such bond, to be brought 
by the attorney general, or a solicitor of any county. All analyses 
used in any prosecutions under the provisions of this act shall be 
made by the state assayer. All fines and costs arising under this 
act shall be applied to paying the expense of such analyses, to the 
expenses of the board of agiiculture, including the printing of their 
annual report, and the balance, if an}?^ should accrue, to the use of 
the county in which the complaints are made. 

Sect. 5. Nothing in this act shall apply to any fertilizer already 
in the hands of agents or dealers, and all acts or parts of acts in- 
consistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take eifect from and after its passage. 
[Approved July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER IV. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT IN 
RELATION TO THE CHECK - LIST USED AT ANNUAL TOWN- 
MEETINCxS AND THE NA]\IES OF RATABLE POLLS ON THE BACK 
THEREOF," APPROVED JULY 14, 1871. 



Section 

1. Selectmen to make oath on back of check- 

list, when and what. 

2. Oath as to ratable polls, what and when 

made. 



Section 
.3. False swearing in either oath perjury. 
i. Representatives' certificates to show whether 

oaths taken. 
o. Kepealing clause. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



made. 



Selectmen's SECTION 1. The Selectmen of every town or ward, at every 

voters' whaf^ meeting of the legal voters of the town or ward for the choice of 
and wiien ^^^^^ .^^^^j couuty ofiiccrs, representatives in congress, or electors of 
president and vice-pi-esident of the United States, shall, after the 
opening of the meeting and the reading of the warrant therefor, and 
before the transaction of any other business, take and subscribe on 
the back of the check-list to' be used at such meeting the following 



1872.] Chapter IV. 15 

oatli, which may he taken before tlie eU'rk of sudi town or ward, 
or any justice of the peace or notary iJiihlic, the bhmks in the same 
being first properly tilled : 

We, tlie selectmen of the [town or ward] of do soloimdy 

swear that accordiuiito our best knowledge, the within list contains the 
names of those jjersons only who are, hy actu;il residence, legal voters in 
said . So help ns God. 

The clerk or magistrate before whom said oath is taken shall 
make on the back of said check-list a certificate thereof. 

Sect. 2. The selectmen of every town and ward shall take and oatiiasiniata- 
subscribe on the l)ack of the check-list used at the annual meeting, jina'wheir "^ 
at the time when they file the same with the clerk of such town "'*'''^* 
or ward, the following oath, which may be taken before the clerk of 
such town or ward, or any justice of the peace or notary public, 
the blanks in the same being first properly filled : 

We, the selectmen of the [town or ward] of do solemnly 

swear that according to our best kncnvledge, the names of those persons 
only who wer^ not legal voters at the last annual meeting, but were 

actual residents and ratable polls in said , are entered tipon the 

back of the within list. So help us God. 

The clerk or magistrate before whom said oath is taken shall 
make on the back of said check-list a certificate thereof. 

Sect. 3. Any selectman who shall swear falsely in taking either False swearing 
of the oatli^ prescribed by this act shall he taken and deemed to be perjm'y! ''''''" 
guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury and be liable to the punisliment 
prescribed therefor. 

Sect. 4. In making out the certificate of any representative from Rei.iesenta- 
any town or ward, the clerk shall certify whether or not the for -go- cates t^.^sh'ow 
ing oath ]3rescribed by the second section of this act was taken and takt,!,!'*^'" '"'^'"* 
subscribed by the selectmen on the Ijack of the clieck-list used at 
the annual meeting. 

Sect. 5. Sections one, two, and three of tlie act in relation to the Reiieaiing 
check-list used at annual town meetings and the names of ratable "''■^"''*'- 
polls on the back thereof, aj)proved July 14, 1871, and all acts and 
parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby 
repealed. [Approved July 3, 1872.] 



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Chapter V. 



[1872. 



V 



CHAPTER V, 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE STATE MORMAL SCHOOL. 



Section 



Number of trustees increased — liow ap- 
pointed — term of office. 

Eight thousand dollars appropriated to com- 
I)lete and furnish building — condition. 

Money to be expended by trustees and re- 
port made to the legislature. 



Section 

4. Meetings of Trustees regulated. 

5. Work of instruction defined and limited. 

6. Repealing clause — act takes cttcet on its 

passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate a7id House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened: 



Trustees in- 
creased — how 
apportioned — 
term of offtce. 



$8,000 appro- 
priated to finish 
and furni.sh 
building — con- 
dition. 



Money to be 
expended by 
trustees and 
report made. 



Meetings of 
trustees regu- 
lated. 



Course of in- 
struction de- 
fined and limi- 
ted. 



Section 1. The number of trustees of the State Normal School, 
to be appointed l)y the governor, by and with the advice and con- 
sent of the council, shall be increased to fifteen ; to be so appointed 
[apportioned] that there shall be at least one and not more than 
two trustees from each county ; one-half of said additional trustees 
shall be commissioned and hold office for one year, and the other 
half for two years, and the successors of each and all of them shall 
be commissioned for two years. 

Sect. 2. The sum of eight thousand dollars is hereby appropri- 
ated for the purpose of completing and furnishing the building, and 
grading and fencing the grounds, of the State Normal School at 
Plymouth, and providing the necessary books, maps, and apparatus 
for said school ; said sum to be paid from any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated, upon the warrant of the governor 
therefor ; upon condition that the town of Plymouth enter into a 
valid agreement with the state, that should the Normal School cease 
to exist in said town, the state shall be entitled to an interest in the 
real estate conveyed l)y said town to the trustees for the Normal 
School and the improvements thereof, bearing the same proportion 
to the whole of said real estate and improvements as the several 
sums appropriated by the state and expended upon said real estate 
shall bear to the whole amount derived from all sources, expended 
for the purchase and improvements of said real estate. 

Sect. 8. The said sum of eight thousand dollars hereljy appro- 
priated shall be expended for the purposes aforesaid under the 
direction of the board of trustees, who shall keep a just and fair 
account of such expenditures, and make report thereof in detail 
to the next session of the legislature. 

Sect. 4. There shall be held at least one meeting of said 
trustees in each year, when it shall be the duty of all to be present ; 
at which, or at some meeting attended by at least ten of the 
trustees, they shall appoint committees of their board to have the 
oversight of the several departments of their work ; and such com- 
mittees shall be held specially responsible therefor. 

Sect. 5. The work of instruction in the said Normal School 
shall !)e confined to such branches of study as are really needful to 
prepare the pupils for teacliing in the public schools of the state, 
and shall not be extended beyond the course of study usually pur- 
sued in other well-established and well-managed normal schools. 



1872.] 



Chapter VII. 



17 



Sect. 6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- ^^^i'^^^*^^.^ 
visions of this act are hereby repealed; and this act shall take effect takes etrert : 
upon its passage. [Approved Jnly 4, 1872.] 



its passage. 



CHAPTER VT. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION ONE OF CHAPTER ONE 
HUNDRED AND THIRTY -SEVEN OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, 
RELATING TO VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS. 

Seotion I Section 

]. Boards of trade, hospitals. &<■., autliori/.ed. | 2. Act takes eft'ettt on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The first section of chapter one hundred and thirt}'- Boards of 
seven of the General Statutes is hereby amended by adding at the ^el^authoS: 
close thereof an additional clause as follows : 

" VIII. For the purpose of organizing and maintaining boards of 
trade, and other similar associations for promoting the growth and 
prosperity of cities, towns, or villages." 

" IX. For the purpose of establishing and maintaining hospitals 
for the relief of the sick and disabled, homes for invalids, and any 
other charitable purpose.'" 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. [Approved Act ukes effect 
Julys, 1872.] 



oil its passage. 



CHAPTER VII 



AN ACT EXTENDING THE POWER OF EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, 
GUARDIANS, AND TRUSTEES TO SETTLE CONTROVERSIES BY 
ARBITRATION OR COMPROMISE. 



Section 

1. Supreme court may autliorize executorsi 

&c., to arbitrate and compromise. 

2. Claims outlawed against executors, &c., 

how revived. 



Section 

3. Act retrospective in its operation. 

4. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in G-eneral 
Court convened: 



Section 1. The supreme judicial court may authorize executors, supreme court 
administrators, guardians, and trustees to adjust by arbitration or e'ieciftors,°&c^, 
compromise any controversy that may arise between different claim- po,up\'.|juiyse*°** 
ants to the estate in their hands, to which sucli executors, adminis- 
trators, guardians, or trustees, together with all other parties in 
being, claiming an interest in such estate, shall be parties. And 
any award or compromise made in writing in such case shall, if 



18 



Chapter VIII. 



[1872. 



Claims out- 
lawed against 
executors, &c.., 
how revived. 



Act retvosiiec- 
tive in its op- 
eration. 



Act takes ett'ect 
on its ^lassaau- 



found by the court just and reasonai^le in relation to its effects upon 
any future contingent interests in said estate, l)e valid and bind 
such interests as well as the interests of the parties in being ; ^jro- 
vided, hoivever, that where it shall appear that such future contin- 
gent interests may be affected, the court may appoint some suital)le 
person or persons to represent such interests in such controversies, 
upon such conditions as to costs as to the court shall seem equitable. 

SeC!T. 2. Whenever any one has a claim against the estate of a 
deceased person, which has not been prosecuted within the time 
limited by law, he may apply to the supreme judicial court, by bill 
in equity setting forth all the facts ; and if the court shall be of the 
opinion that justice and equity requu'e it, and that said claimant is 
not chargeal)le with culpable neglect in not bringing his suit within 
the time limited l)y law, they may give him judgment for the 
amount of his claim against the estate of the deceased person ; but 
such judgment shall not affect any payments or compromises made 
before the commencement of such bill in equity. 

Sec^t. 3. The provisions of this act shall apply to all claims 
whether the time for prosecuting the same had or had not expired 
at the time of the passage of said act. 

Secit. 4. Tliis act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved 
July 4, 1.ST2.] 




CHAPTER VIII, 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE OFFICERS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS 
AND SCHOOL COMMITTEES OF CITIES AND TOWNS. 



Section 

1. Female citiaens authorizeil to serve as jiru- 
(lential committees of school districts. 



Section 

2. Female citizens may serve as school com- 

mittees of towns. 

3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives m General 

Court convened : 



Section 1. Any female citizen of any school district, of adult 
age, who has resided therein for six months at least, may hold and 
discharge the duties of prudential committee of such district when- 
ever chosen thereto by the legal voters of such d; strict, or appointed 
by the mayor and aldermen of any city, or the selectmen of a-n}' 
town. 

Sect. 2. Any female citizen of any city or town, of adult age, 
who has resided therein for six months at least, may hold and dis- 
charge the duties of a member of the school committee of such 
city or town, whenever chosen thereto by the legal voters of such 
city or town, or appointed by the mayor and aldermen of such city, 
or the selectmen of such town. 
Act takes effect Sect.' 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved 

on i.s passage. J^^J^, ;.>^ l^VL'] 



Females an- 
thorixeil to 
serve as pru- 
d«Ntia1 coni- 
niitt«es of dis- 
tricts. 



Females aii- 
tliorized to 
serve as schooj 
committees of 
towns. 



1872.] Chai'tek X. 19 

CHAPTER IX. 

AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE OFFICP: OF STPERVISOR OF PUBLIC 
PRINTING AND TRANSFER THE DUTIES OF SUCH SUPERVISOR 
TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE. 

Section i Sr.cTioN 

1. Oftice of .supeiviisor abolishctl, and itsdiilics ; 2. Kepcaliiig claiise — acl takes effect on its 
transferred to secretary of state. jiassagc. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Iiepre»e7itatives in General 
Court Convened. 

Section 1. The office of sii])ei'visor of public ])riiitiiio- is ])ereby 'JWce'if 
aliolished, and all the powers given tt) and duties imposed upon tlie ai./.iishe.'i!.iu- 
supervisor of pul)lic printing- Ij}^ chapter one of the laws of 18G9, lo secretary o^f 
and any other statutes of the state, are hereby transferred, vested "^^^te. 
in, and imposed upon the secretary of state, as part of his official 
powers and duties ; all reports heretofore required to be made to 
the supervisor of public printing shall hereafter be made to the sec- 
retar}^ of state ; all public printing shall l)e done to his acceptance ; 
all work executed be delivered to him, and his orders shall be the 
vouchers of the public j)rinter in the settlement of his accounts with 
the auditors ajjpoiiited by the governor and council. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are ^;',',;;:;''!';jf.f 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage, takes effwi on 
[Approved July 3, 1872.] '*" ^'""'" 



CHAPTER X 



AN act in amendment OF CHAPTER SIXTY-SIX OF THE GENERAL 
STATUTES RELATING TO REPAIRING HIGHWAYS IN TOWNS. 



Section 
1. Highway surveyors to have powers of col- 
lectors in certain cases. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
. Court Convened : 

Section 1. In the collection of highway taxes, assessed on res- Highway sur- 
idents and on real estate taxed to occupants as resident, surveyors powei^of^^If 
of highways shall have all the powers of and be subject to the 'actors wheu. 
same liabilities as collectors of taxes. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are Repealing 
hereby repealed. [Approved July 3, 1872.] ^''^'^»"- 



20 Chapter XII. [1872. 



CHAPTER XL 

AN ACT TO REPEAL SECTION TWO OF CHAPTER FIFTY OF THE 
GENERAL STATUTES IN RELATION TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY 
WHERE TAXED ; AND CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE OF THE PAMPHLET 
LAWS OF A. D. 1871. 

Section j Section 

1. Students placed on same footing as to taxa- 2. Act takes cttect on its passage, 

tion and voting with other persons. I 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re.jjresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Students placed SECTION 1. Section two of cliaptei' fifty of the General Statutes 
with other per- in I'elation to persons and pro])erty where taxed, and chapter forty- 
tTon amwofini: fivB of the pamphlet laws of A. D. 1871, entitled '' An act 'in 

amendment of chapter fifty of the General Statutes," are hereby 

repealed. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. Tliis act sliall take cffect upou its passage. [Approved 

on its passage. J^Qy g^ 1^72.] 



C H A P T E ]^ XII. 

AN ACT IN A:MENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED AND THIR- 
TEEN OF THE GENERAL STATUTES RELATING TO JUDGMENTS. 



Section 
1. Suits for usury limited to the parties ag- 
grieved. 



Section 
2. Act takes ett'ect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represe^itatives in General 
Court co7ivened : 

Suits for usury SECTION 1. Sectlon three of chapter two hundred and thirteen 
parties ag- of tliB General Statutes, relating to judgments, is amended so as to 

grieved. ^^^^ ^S folloWS : 

" Sect. 3. If any person upon any contract receives interest at 

a higher rate than six per cent., he shall forfeit three times the sum 

so received in excess of said six per cent, to the person aggrieved, 

who will sue therefor." 

Act takes effect Sect. 2. TMs act sluill take effect ui)on its passage. [Approved 

on its passage. J^^jy 3^ 1372.] 



1872.] Chapter XIII. 21 

CHAPTER XIII. ^' 

AN A(rr IN amp:ndment of an act kntiti.kd an A(jt in 

AMENDIMKNT OF CHAl'TEIt KIGHTY OF THE GP^NEKAI. STATUTES 
IN REI.ATION TO SCHOOL MOUSES, TASSED JUNE SESSION, 1871. 

Sectiox Si^crioN 

1. Land designated for schonl-house lots by i 4. Fees nf eommissioiiers, ami how paid. 

county commissioners, how condemned. ' 5. Vacancies in board of commissioners, how 

2. Title to V3stin disliid, wlien. an.l fur Ikiw filled. 

long — appeal. •!. Act takes effect on its passage, ami is lobe 

3. County commissioni'is may condc<:in land [ retrospective — repeali'ig clause. 

to enlarge school-house hits. ' 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and HouHe of Representattves in General 
Court convened: 

Sp:ctk)N 1. If the owner of the hind which is designated by tlie Lan.i.ksig- 
county commissioners for the location of a school-house in accord- "Jnise lotrby*' ' 
ance with the provisions of the act to which this is an amendment, sionm^s.X?>"'''*" 
shall refuse to sell the same to the district for a reasonable sum, the condcmne(r. 
selectmen of the town or mayor and aldermen of tlie city in which 
such land is situated, upon petition to them for that purpose and 
such notice as is provided by chapter two hundred and thirty-three 
of the. General Statutes, shall appraise the damages to such land 
owner for the taking of said land, which appraisal shall be reduced 
to writing and signed by the selectmen, or mayor and aldermen, as 
the case may be, or a major part of them, and filed with the clerk 
of the district as soon as may be after it is made. If such land 
owner shall be aggrieved by such appraisal, he may appeal there- 
from to the supreme judicial court for the county in which such 
land is situated by petition at any time within one year after such 
appraisal is filed with the clerk as aforesaid, upon which petition 
the clerk of said court shall issue an order of notice leturnable to 
said court, and the petitioner shall cause a certified copy of said 
petition and the order of notice thereon to be given to or left at the 
usual place of abode of the clerk, and of one at least of the pru- 
dential committee of the district, twenty-eight days at least before 
the term of court to which such order of notice is returnable, 
and such further proceedings shall be had thereu})on as are now 
authorized l)y law upon ap'peals from the assessment of land 
damages in the laying out of highways. 

Sect. 2. Upon the payment or tender of the damages assessed Title to vest in 
by the selectmen or mayor and aldermen as aforesaid to the land au,fhoV\ong— 
owner, the land designated for a school-house lot as aforesaid shall ^wc^- 
vest in said chstrict, but shall revert to the owner, his heirs or 
assigns, whenever it shall cease to be occupied by the district as a 
school-house lot ; and if the owner shall take an appeal from the 
assessment of the selectmen or mayor and aldermen, and his 
damages shall be increased upon such appeal, he shall have judg- 
ment and execution against tlie district for such excess and liis 
taxable costs. 

Sect. 3. The county commissioners, upon petition to them for commissioners 
that purpose and such proceedings thereon as are provided for in lani to enlarge 
the act to which this is an amendment, may enlarge any existing j^'^Jy^'*!-^^"^'' 



22 



Chapter XIV. 



[1872. 



school-house lot so that it shall contain not exceeding half an acre 
of land, and if the owner of the land required for snch enlargement 
shall refuse t(j sell the same to the district, it shall he apj^raised and 
taken as provided in sections one and two of this act, and the 
owner shall have the same right of appeal. 
Pees of com- Sect. 4. The fecs of the county commissioners for their services 

how paid.' ' ' ou petitions relating to the location of school-houses shall be the 
same as on petitions relating to highways ; and for making such 
locations shall be paid ))y the districts in which they are made, and 
school districts are hereby authorized to raise money to pay such 
fees the same as to pay other debts of the district. 

Sect. 5. In all cases where for any cause a vacancy exists on 
the l)oard of commissioners, or where any of such commissioners 
are disqualified from acting by reason of interest in the case, such 
vacancy shall be filled by the supreme court in the same manner 
as similar vacancies in case of laying out highways. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and apply [to] 
to^be rltmlie^ its proceedings already had under the act to which it is an amend- 
ciau^.'*^''""''"'^ ment, as well as to those that shall hereafter be had ; and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent with it are hereby repealed. [Ap- 
proved July o, 1872.] 



Vacancies in 
commissioners, 
1k>\v lilled. 



Act takes cftcct 



CHAPTER XIV 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HPNDRED AND THIRTY- 
EIGHT OF THE GENERAL STATUTES. 



Section 
1. Treasurers of voluntary corporations to tile 
statements of tlieir condition under oath, 
until capital stock fully paid in and certiti- 
cat3 tiled. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause — act takes effect on its 
passage. 



Be it enacted hij the Senate and House of Representatives m Greneral 
Court co7ive7ied : 



and how lonu 



Treasurers of SECTION 1. Wlicu any Voluntary corporation has been organ- 
ponuions^tr'tiie izsd, it shall cause a statement of its condition, the amount of capi- 
H^'nt" nf'th'ir ^''^■^ [stock] paid in, the par value of the shares, the number of 
condition/ when sliarcs issuecl, the names and residence of the shareholders and the 
iiuml)er of shares owned by each, to be filed in the office of the sec- 
retary of state, and in that of the clerk of the town in which the 
coi-poration proposes principal!}' to do business ; and in the month 
of May in each year thereafter, until its capital stock is fully paid 
in and a certificate thereof filed and recorded agreeably to the re- 
quirements of section twenty of chapter one hundred and thirty- 
five of the General Statutes, it shall cause a like statement of the 
same facts as they existed on the first day of said May, with a state- 
ment of the land and amount of the property of the corporation on 
that day, and all its debts and liabilities of every kind, to be filed 
in the clerk's office of the town hi which the corporation principally 
does business, and in the office of the secretary of state. These 



1872.] 



Chapter XV. 



23 



statements shall l)e signed and sworn to by the treasure]- of the 
corporation. 

SpX!T. 2. Section five of chapter one hundred and Ihiil y-eight Kepeaiinj? 
of the General Statutes is herel)y lepealed, and this act shall take lHk"reni'('-t< 
effect upon its passage. [Approved June 20, 18.2.J it»i.as8age. 



CHAPTER XV 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO SAVINGS BANKS. 



Section 

1. Trustees to examine banks and ve;ior1 IIiimv 

oonditiim, how frefiueiitlj'. 

2. Bank eonuiiissioneis to fmiiisli 'jilanks for 

reports. 



Skotion 

3. Salary of treasurers an<l clerks to be estab- 

lislierl annually — limitation. 

4. Kepealing clause — act takes elVect on its 

passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court co7ivened: 



Section 1. The trustees of the savings banks in the state Trustees to ex- 
shall make a thorough examination of the affairs of their respective ana report con- 
banks once in every six months, and banks having an average de- qu'intij-'-''^ *^^^ 
posit exceeding the full sum of five hundred thousand dollars, every 
January, April, July and October, and a report of such examina- 
tion, signed by a majority of the trustees, be returned to the bank 
commissioners for their inspection. „, , „ 

o TT-» 1111111 c -11 11 11 1 Blanks for re- 

Sect. 2. Proper blanks shall be furnished to the [)anks l)v the P'>rtstobefu^- 
r. , i • 1 • ^' nislieil by bank 

commissioners tor these examinations. commissioners. 

Sect. 3. The trustees of all the savings ])anks in the state shall salaries of 
annually establish the salary of the treasurer and his necessary ^lerks'^ be es- 
clerks, wliicli, together with all expenses, shall not exceed four a^^l'fl'Hmft"-"' 
thousand dollars, except when the average amount of deposits ex- ti'>'"- 
ceeds the full sum of one million of dollars ; then the salary of such 
treasurer, necessary clerks and expenses, shall not exceed one-eightli 
of one per cent, upon the excess of one million dollars in addition 
to the sum hereinbefore fixed, up to the sum of one million dollars ; 
which compensation so estal)lished shall be in full for all the services 
of the treasurer and his clerks, and other expenses in all cases. 

Sect. 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing 
herebv repealed, and this act takes effect on its passage. [Ap- ts^^etfelfe^t on 
proved July 4, 1872.] ' its passage. 



24 



Chapter XVII. 



[1872. 



CHAPTER XVI. 

AX ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER FOUR, SECTION TEN OF THE 
PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1869. 



Section 
1. Savings banks forhidilen te jiay more than 
five per cent, annually, but required to di- 
vide surplus every two years. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and Houne of Representatives in Greneral 

Court convened : 

mf^tf^mx^nve ^^"^'^lON 1, That the word '-'■ ma}-," m the second line of said 
per^centl^innu- section, be changed to " shall," so that the section shall read as 

ally, but re- fnllnw^ • 
quired to divide i'JiJ^'JW vS . 

two^yelrJ.""^' " ^^ saviiigs bank shall pay to its depositors interest at a greater 
rate than five per cent, annually, but shall divide any surplus that 
may have been accumulated every two years." 

Acttiik^settect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on and after its passage. 

on Its passage. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER XVII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER FOUR OF THE PAMPHLET 
LAWS OF 1809, ENTITLED " AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAP- 
TER FIFTY-EIGHT OF THE GENERAl, STATUTES IN RELATION TO 
SAVINGS BANKS." 



Section 
1. Real estate of savings banks to be taxed 
■where situate. 



Section 

2. Amount invested in real estate to be de- 

ducted trom deposits — tax on surplus only. 

3. Repealing clause. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened: 



Real estate of 
savings banks 
to be taxed 
where situate. 

Surplus of de- 
posits, above 
amount of real 
estate, alone 
taxed. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Section 1. That all real estate owned by savings banks in this 
state shall be taxed in the town or place where situate, in the same 
manner, and at the same rate as real estate owned by other parties. 

Sect. 2. That the treasurers of savings banks, in their several 
returns to the state treasurer of the amount of deposits and accu- 
mulations in their respective savings banks, shall state under oath 
the amount invested in real estate within this state, and the tax re- 
quired l)y the act to which this is an amendment shall be assessed 
on the deposits and accumulations of savings banks not so invested 
in real estate. 

Sect. £. That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the 
provisions of this act are hereby repealed. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter XIX. ' 25 



CII A I'TER XV r I I. 

AN ACrr TO IMIOV^DK V(>\1 THK ASSESSMENT AND (X)LLECTI()N OF 

A STATE TAX. 

Section l. Slate tax of six luiinlriMl (lioiisaiul ilnlbus aiitlioii/oil ior 187;s. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The .sum of six himdi-ed thousand dollars shall be state i ax of 
raised for the use of the state, and shall be assessed, collected and fyle!iiv',r"iK7:5."" 
paid into the treasury on or before the first day of Deceml)er, in 
the }ear of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy- 
three ; and the state treasurer is hereby directed seasonably to issue 
his warrant to the selectmen of the several towns and places, and 
to the assessors of the several cities in this state, according to the 
apportionment of pul)lic taxes made June session, one thousand 
eight hundred and seventj^-two, and the selectmen of such towns 
and places, and the assessors of such cities are hereby required to 
assess the sums specified in said warrant, and cause the same to be 
paid to said treasurer on or before the first day of December, in the 
year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-tliree ; 
and the state treasurer is hereby authorized to issue his extents for 
all the taxes wiiich shall then remain unpaid. [Approved July 8, 
1872.] 



CHAPTER XIX. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWENTY^-SIX OF THE LAWS 
OF 1869, ENTITLED AN ACT RELATING TO THE KEEPING OF FI- 
NANCIAL ACCOUNTS OF TOWNS. 

Section 1. Tres.surer toi-eeelpt to selectmen and keej) separate accounts — otficial bond holden. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That section third of cliapter twenty-six, of the Treasurer to 
laws of 1869, be amended by adding at the end thereof as follows : men? ke'ei? 8*0*1!- 
'■'■ and all money received l)y the selectmen shall be paid 1)}^ them to l^offi.^ai'bond 
the treasurer, who shall give them a receipt therefor, and his official tobehoi.ien. 
bond shall l:)e holden for the safe keeping and disbursement of the 
same, as in said section provided for the disbursement of money re- 
ceived from the collector of taxes, and the selectmen and town 
treasurer shall in all cases keep separate accounts of all money re- 
ceived and paid by them, and all money hired for the use of an\ 
town, or received from any source except that collected by the col- 
lector of taxes, shall l)e received by the selectmen, and be paid by 
them to the treasurer. [Approved Jul}^ 3, 1872.] 
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Chapter XXI. 



[1872. 



CHAPTER XX. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER FORTY-TWO OF THE GEN- 
ERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN 
AND COMMON COUNCIL OF CITIES. 

Section | Section 

1. Mayor and Aldermen to determine uniform 2. Act takes efl'eet from its passage, 

and badges of city oflicers. 1 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and Rouse of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Mayor and ai- SECTION 1. It sliall be the dut}' of the mayor and aldermen to 
tlTuh" !u.i-''' fix and determine a suitable and appropriate uniform for the mar- 
of cuy offiS' shal, assistant marshal and pohce officers l)y them appointed, and to 

designate such badges and other marks of their official character as 

they may deem expedient. 
Act takes etrect Sect. 2. Tliis act sliall take cffcct froui its passagc. [Approved 
from its pas- June 26, 1872.] 



CHAPTER XXI, 



AN act to change THE LAW TERMS OF THE SUPREME COURT. 



Section 

1. Law terms to be liolden at Concord — order 

of business. 

2. Briefs not to be required till first day of term 

when case heard. 



Section 

3. Distinction of districts abolished. 

4. Repealing clause. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court conve?ied. 



Law terms at 
Concord — order 
of business. 



Briefs, when 
required. 



Districts 
ished. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Section 1. The supreme court shall hold two law terms in each 
year for the whole state at Concord, one commencing on the first 
Tuesday of December, and the other on the first Tuesday of June, 
and at each of said terms shall attend to the business of the respec- 
tive counties in the following order, to wit : Rockingham, Strafford, 
Belknap, Carroll, Merrimack, Hillsborough, Cheshire, Sullivan, 
Grafton, Coos. 

Sect. 2. No party sliall be compelled to furnish a brief in any 
case until the first day of the term at which said case is to be lieard 
before the court, nor shall any case be dismissed for want of a brief. 

Sect. 3. Section three of chapter one hundred and ninety-one 
of the General Statutes is hereby amended by striking out the 
words " In any district " from the first line thereof, and the words 
"■ of such district " from the third line of said section. 

Sect. 4. The first two sections of chapter one liundred and 
ninety-one of the General Statutes are hereby repealed, and all 
other statutes and parts of statutes inconsistent with this act. 
[Approved July 3, 1872.] 



•1872.] 



Chapter XXIII. 



27 



CHAPTER XXII. 

-AN ACT RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATORS 
TO PROTECT AND CARE FOR PROPERTY IN CERTAIN CASES. 



'Srction 

1. When adrnHmstrator may be ai>poiiito(l for 

person not heard of or from. 

2. No distrpjtitiou of estate for live years. 



Skct[ox 
;j. Character of notices to be publii-hed. 
4. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Me it enacted by the Seriate and House of RejyresentativeH in General 
Court convened. 

Section 1. When it shall he proved to the satisfaction of the >}J'.'«';'*''™"'- 
judge of probate that a person has left his home and not l)een heard pointed for ^er- 
of or from directly or indirectly for one year, and a notice has Ijeen of 'or from.'"' 
pnhlished in some newspaper at Concord, and also in some news- 
paper in the county where said person had lived for more than one 
year immediately ])efore his departure, and notices posted one month 
in three or more public places in the town where he had lived for 
more than one year before his departure, and such other notice to 
relatives and heirs as the court may deem best, and the judge of 
probate shall believe that said person is dead, it shall be lawful to 
appoint an administrator upon the estate of said person. 

Sect. 2. No distriljution of said estate shall be made until five ^'".^"„^";']'^".""" 
years after administration has been granted under provisions of the tive years. 
preceding section. 

Sect. 3. The notices shall contain a brief description of the man, character of 
his age, name, and such other characteristics as shall identify him. published. 

Sect. 4. Tliis act shall take effect from and after its passage. Act takes ef- 
[Approved Jidy 3, 1872.] sage? *" ^''^' 



CHAPTER XXIII. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF THE SECRETARY 

OF STATE. 



Section 

1. Secretary hereafter to be entitled to fees for 

civil commissions. 

2. Secretary for 1871 entitled to same. 



Section 

3. Sureties of N. W. Gove released from claim 

for such fees received by said Gove. 

4. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened. 



commissions. 



Section 1. The secretary of state, in addition to the salary and secretary here- 
fees to which he is now by law entitled, may retain to his own use feesfo*r civi! *" 
fees received by him for civil commissions in full compensation for 
his official services. 

Sect. 2. The provisions of the preceding section shall apply to secTetary for 
the secretary of state for the past year, and John H. Goodale may 



1871 entitled to 
same. 



28 



Chaptek XXIV. 



[1872. 



retain to liis own use, the fees received by him I'or civil commissions 

during the past year in full compensation for his official services. 
Sureties of N. Sect. 3. The surctics of Nathan W. Gove, late secretary of 
leaKedfroiil statc, are hereby exonerated, released and discharged from any and 
fecsrcceivecAy Gvcry claim which the state has or might have against them l)y 
1'™- reason of fees for civil commissions received by said Gove while 

secretary of state. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved 

July 3, 1872.] 



Act takes ettect 
on its passage. 



CHAPTER XX J V 



AN ACT TO CONSTITUTE THE TOWN OF GREENVII.LE Fium A 
OF THE TERRITORY OF THE TOWN OF MASON. 



PART 



Section 

1. Greenville cui)f>tituli-il ;iii<l iMuiiiibirics de- 

riiied. 

2. Division of property anil funds — ominiis- 

sionersto decide in case of disagreement. 

3. Taxes, how collecteil and. appropriated. 



SEtrnoN 



Division of delits and liabilities. 
Panpers, liow divided and supportL 
Proportion of public taxes. 
First meeting, liow called. 
Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative's in General 
Conrt convened : 



Greenville con- 
stituteil and 
boundaries de- 
fined. 



Division of 
pro])erty and 
funds — com- 
missioners to 
decide if disa- 
greement. 



Section 1. Tliat all that part of the town of Mason lying 
within the following lines and boundaries, to wit : beginning at the 
northwest corner of said Mason, on the line between Mason and 
Temple, thence running on the town line between New Ipswich 
and Mason to the southwest corner of lot number ten in the sixth 
range of lots in said Mason ; thence easterly on the south lines of 
lots numbered ten, nine, and eight in the aforesaid sixth range to 
the southeast corner of said lot num])ered eight ; thence northerly 
on the east line of lots, numbered eight in a straight line to the town 
line between Mason and Wilton : thence westerly on the town lines 
between Mason, Wilton and Temple, to the point of beginning ; 
be and the same liereby is severed from tlie said town of Mason, 
and made a body politic and corporate by the name of Greenville. 

Sect. 2. All real and personal property, including all debts, 
claims and demands of every kind, now owned by and due to the 
said town of Mason ; all school and other funds l)elonging to said 
town, and the })roportion of the literary fund which, until a new 
apportionment of state taxes shall be payable to said towns, shall 
be divided between them in the proportion of six dollars fifty cents 
to Greenville, and three dollars fifty cents to Mason ; and if said 
towns cannot agree upon the division of any such propert}^, the 
county commissioners for the county of Hillsborough for the time 
being, upon the recjuest of either town, may make division of the 
same, or assign the same oi' any [)art thereof to either of said towns, 
and may order the town to which such property may l)e assigned, to 
pay over such sums of money to the otlier town, as in their opinion 
is equitable, according to the foregoing proportion, and may fix the 
time of payment. 



1872.] duAPTEii XXIV. 29 

Sect. 8. All taxes assessed .since March last upoji tlie polls and Taxes, how coi- 
estatcs of persons residing in said Greenvilh;, as hereby constituted, pn.pnaiwir'* 
and all non-resident taxes assessed since March last in said town, 
shall he collected hy tlii^ collector to wlioni the same has been com- 
mitted for tliat pur})ose ; and after deducting' tlierefrom the state and 
county taxes, shall be by bin) paid over to said town of Greenville 
in the same manner in which he is directed to pay the same to the 
toAvn of Mason Ifcfore this division thereof; and the treasurer of 
Greenville, when duly cliosen and qualified, shall have the same 
power to issue an extent against such collector, for any neglect to 
comply with the provisions of this act, that he would have if such 
collector had been chosen by said town of Greenville. 

Sect. 4. All debts and liabilities heretofore incurred by said nivij^ion of 
town of Mason, and all municipal expenses of said town since the bmtios.'" 
first day of March last, shall be paid by the aforesaid towns in the 
same proportion as hereinbefore prescribed for the division of 
property. 

Sect. 5. All paupers supported by, and in the actual receipt of PiiuiH-rs, imw 
assistance from, said Mason, shall be supported l)y the towns of snpporiedl' 
Mason and Greenville, each contributing in the same proportion as 
hereinbefore mentioned for the division of property, until such time 
as either of said towns shall call for a division of said paupers ; and 
if said towns do not agree upon a division, the aforesaid county 
commissioners for the time being shall, upon the request of either 
of said towns, determine and assign to each of them its proportion 
of said paupers upon the same basis, or near as practical)le, as that 
prescribed for a division of the town property, and determine which 
of said paupers shall be supported by each of said towns. 

Sect. 6. In all assessments of state and county taxes, until the proportion of 
legislature shall otherwise order, Mason, as constituted after this ^'"'^'"^ *''^'"*" 
division thereof, shall pay one dollar fifty-two cents, and Greenville 
two dollars eighty-two cents ; and the state and county treasurers 
shall issue their respective warrants accordingly. 

Sect. 7. Samuel Haines, James L. Chamberlain and Amos First meeting, 
Scripture, or any tw^o of them, may call the first meeting of said ^"^ '^''^'*'*'- 
town of Greenville, by posting up a warrant for that purpose as the 
law directs, at which meeting either of said persons may preside 
until a moderator be cliosen, and at such meeting all necessary town 
officers may be chosen. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Act takes eitect 
[Approved June 28, 1872.] on its passage. 



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Chapter XXVI. 



[1872. 



CHAPTER XXV. 

AN ACT PKOVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE, 

OF SIDEWALKS. 



Section 
1. Abutting land owners to contribute towards 
tlie construction and maintenance of side- 
walks. 



Section 
2. Act takes ettect on its jjassage. 



Abutting land 
owners to con- 
t ibute towards 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened: 

Section 1. The city councils of any city by ordinance, and any 
rrbute*'to«°ard8 ^0^^^ ^J by-law, may provide for the construction and maintenance 
sidewalks. of sidewalks on either or both sides of any streets or highways there- 
in, and for' assessing upon the owners of hind abutting upon such 
streets or highways such portion of the expense of constructing, 
maintaining and renewing such sidewalks, as they may deem just 
and reasonaljle ; and all assessments made under the provisions of 
this act shall be valid and binding upon the owners of such lands, 
and shall be a lien on such lands for ore year after the same are 
made and notice thereof given to the persons assessed, and said 
lands may be sold for non-payment thereof, as iu the case of non- 
payment of taxes on resident lands. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved 

on its passage, j^^^^g £6, 1872.] 



CHAPTER XXVI. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AND IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT TO 
AUTHORIZE A LIMITED REIMBURSEMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL 
WAR EXPENSES, PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1870. 



Section 
1. Recruits, who received no bounty, entitled 
to receive reimbursement funds, when. 



Section 
2. Act takes ettect on its jjassage — repealing 
clause. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court' court convened: 



When recruits SECTION 1. If any towu or city lias received or shall receive the 

bursem'Iut"^^™' sum of ouc huudretl dollars or part thereof, either in money or 

funds. bonds for any person counted as part of the quota of such town or 

city who has not received any bounty from such town, city or place, 

the sum of money or l>onds received shall belong to and be the 

property of the person so counted, or his legal representatives, and 

may be recovered of such town or city in an action of assumpsit 

as for money had and received. 

Act takes ettect ^ECT. 2. "^This act shall take effect and Ije in force from and after 

on Its passage— i ,i i p i • • i_ j -xi j_i • j. 

repealing, its passagc, and all acts and parts oi acts inconsistent with this act 
c duse. ^^^ hereby repealed. [Approved July 3, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter XXVIIl. 31 



CHAPTER XXVII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWELVE OF THE PAMPHLET 

LAWS OF 1870. 

Section 1. State treasurer to pay bounty to recruits, when and in what proportion. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and re- state treasurer 
quired to pay to each person who resided in any unincorporated grant wia^i aiui'in ■^' 
or location within this state, and who entered and was accepted tlon! ^"'"P'"' 
into the mihtary service of the United States under the call of July 
2, 1862, or afterwards, and who has received no bounty therefor 
from said grant or location, his proportionate part of the sum 
allotted to said grant or location under the provisions of chapter 
twelve of the pamphlet laws of 1870, upon proof made to said 
treasurer that such person performed such military service either by 
himself in person, or by his substitute, and has not received his 
bounty as aforesaid. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER XXVIIl. 

AN ACT IN amendment OF SECTION SIX, CHAPTER ONE, OF THE 
PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1869, RELATING TO ANNUAL REPORTS. 



Seotion 
1. Fifteen hundred copies of certain reports to 
be printed. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Act takes eftect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. There shall annually be printed of the reports of the 1500 copies of 
Boards of Agriculture, Insurance and Savhigs Banks Commissioners, ?,fbf "i-iXd*** 
and of the officers of the Asylum for the Insane, fifteen hundred 
copies of each for the use of the state, and all extra copies of the 
above-named reports, and of all annual reports made to the legisla- 
lature, shall be paid for by the persons ordering the same, and no 
claims for such bills shall hereafter be paid by the state. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing 
herel)y repealed. clause. 

Sect. '6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved Act takes etrect 

July 4, 1872.] on its passage. 



32 Chapter XXX. [1872. 



CHAPTER XXIX. 

AN ACT IN CO-(JPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES COAST SUR- 
VEY, IN THE TRIANGULATION OF THE STATE. 

Section | Section 

1. Acting assistant iji rliaige of coast survey 2. Expense to be paid l)y state treasurer, 

to erect signals. I 3. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 

Acting assistant SECTION 1. The actiiig assistant, in cliarge of the triangnhition 
coastlim^vey to now being carried on in this state by the United States coast snr- 
erect signals, yej, is hereby anthorized to set such signals as may be necessaiy to 
render this survey complete, and of the greatest service and l)enefit 
for future use in the construction of a map of the state, at an ex- 
pense not exceeding twenty dollars in any town or city of the state, 
and to draw upon the state treasurer for the sums so expended. 
Expense to be Segt. 2. The statc treasurer is liereby directed to pay out of any 
treasurer!***^ moucy ill the treasury such expenses as may l)e incurred in carrying 
out the object named in the preceding section, the bills for the same 
having been previously approved by the governor. 
Act takes effect Sect. 8. This act shall take effect on its passage. [Approved 

on its passage. July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER XXX. 

AN ACT IN AJNIENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY 
OF THE GENERAL STATUTES. 



Section 

1. Prisoners retained for non-payment of tine 

and costs, liow and when discliarged. 

2. Solicitor to liave notice. 



Section 
3. Repealing clause — act takes elfect on its 
passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Prisoners de- SECTION 1. Whenever any person, under conviction for any 
payaenTof"ftne Criminal offcucc aiid confined in jail, is unable to pay any fine or 
anVi wiiendis- ^°'^^' ^^^® Supreme court or any justice thereof in vacation, upon pe- 
ciiarged. titiou of the prisoner or the county commissioners, and satisfactory 

proof of such hiability, may order such prisoner to be discharged 
upon such terms as they may think proper and expedient. 
Solicitor to have Sect. 2. No such discluiro-e shall be granted unless the petition 

nnt.inA 1111 111 t 

shall l)e approved l)y tlM3 county solicitor, or it shall appear to the 
court or justice that the solicitor has been served with a copy of the ' 
petition, and that notice lias been given to him of the time and 
place, when and where the same is to be presented to the court 
of justice, at least ten days before the hearing upon the petition, 



notice. 



1872.] Chapteh XXXII. 33 

and said petition, evidence, and the order of the eonrt or jnstice 
shall be filed in the office of the clerk of said court. 

Sect. 3. Sections nine and ten of chapter two hundred and fifty Repealing 
of the General Statutes are hereby repealed, and this act shall take takVetfet't'o'' ' 
effect on its passage. [Approved July 8, 1872.] ''' r"^«*««- 



CHAPTER XXXI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER FIFTY-TWO OP THE GEN- 
ERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO THE APPRAISAL OP TAXABLE 
PROPERTY. 

Section i Section 

1. How property to be appraised for taxation. I 2. Repealing c-laiitse. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 

Section 1. Section one of said chapter is hereby amended by nowproperty 
inserting in the second line thereof, after the word " money," and fo/taxlition!***^'^ 
before the word " and," the words ' as they would appraise the 
same in payment of a just debt due from a solvent debtor." 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are uepeaiing 
hereby repealed. [Approved July 4, 1872.] (lause. 



CHAPTER XXXII. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OP STATUTES AND OTHER 
STATE PUBLICATIONS. 



Section 
1. Copy of the laws, &c., to Portsmouth Atli- 
enseiun. 



Section 
2. Act takes ellect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of R'presentatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The secretary of the state shall annually, as soon c^py of laws, 
as may be after their publication each j^ear, send to the librarian of moilth Ath- ' 
the Portsmouth Athenseum one copy of the laws, one copy of the '*"*"™- 
journals of the Senate and House, and, also, one copy of such other 
state publications as are usually or by law sent to the several states 
in exchange. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. [Approved Act takes effect 

July 3, 1872.] omtspassage. 

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34 



Chapter XXXIV. 



[1872. 



CHAPTER XXXIII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER FORTY-NINE, SECTION TWO, 
OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO PERSONS AND PROP- 
ERTY LIABLE TO TAXATION. 



Section 
1. Parsonages exempted from taxation. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Gf-eneral 
Court convened : 



ParBonages ex- 
empted nom 
taxation. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Section 1. That the second section of chapter forty-nine of the 
General Statutes is hereby amended by inserting in the third hne, 
after the words " public worship," the word '' parsonages." 

Sect. 2. All acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. 
[Approved July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER XXXIV. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF NEWPORT TO RAISE AND 
APPROPRIATE MONEY TO BUILD A COURT HOUSE AND COUNTY 
OFFICES FOR THE COUNTY OF SULLIVAN. 



Section 
1. Newport authorized to raise money for court 
house. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect from its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 



Newport au- SECTION 1. The towii of Ncwport be and the same is hereby 

mone^^for''*'^^ authorized and empowered to raise and appropriate a sum of money, 
courthouse. not to cxcced the sum of forty thousand dollars, for erecting and 

finishing a court house and county offices for the use of the county 

of Sullivan. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act sliall take effect and be in force from'and after 
on its passage, ife passage. [Approved July 3, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter XXXVl. 35 

CHAPTER XXXV. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY- 
NINE OF THE GENERAL STATUTES. 

Section i Se(jti<)n 

1. Cattle may be impounded on Sunday. I 2. Act takes effect on its iiassage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That it shall be lawful to mipoiind any creature catue may b« 
named in the one hundred and twenty-ninth chapter of the General sllj,"iay. *' ''" 
Statutes, and for the causes and in the manner and upon the con- 
ditions therein specified, on Sunday, any law or usage to the con- 
trary notwithstanding. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage . Act takes effect 
[Approved June 25, 1872.] • • °-^«i--^- 



CHAPTER XXXVI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION TWO OF CHAPTER ONE HUN- 
DRED AND NINETY-NINE OF THE GENERAL STATUTES. 



Section 
1. Moray characterj attorneys to be suitably 
qualified. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Creneral 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That section two of chapter one hundred and nine- Moral character 
ty-nine of the General Statutes be amended by inserting after the suit'Ibfy quaii- 
word " character " in the second line of said section the words " and ^^*^' 
suitable qualifications." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect fi-om and after its passage. Act takes effect 
[Approved July 3, 1872.] 



36 Chapter XXXVIII. [1872. 



CHAPTER XXXVII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE OF THE PAMPHLET 
LAWS OF EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY, RELATING TO 
THE APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEYS FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

SEtiTiON I Section 

I . Appniiitnieiit or copy to be furnisluMl insiiv- j 2. Act takes eJlect on it» passage, 
ance coiuniis-Hoiiers by agentK. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and Home of Mrpreaentatives in Gfeneral 
Court convened: 

^iff.'nnn'JinJ'" Section 1. Tliat tlic worcls ^'said apijointmeiit or a 001)7 tliere- 
mentor copy of 01, be siibstitiilecl 111 place oi the words ''a copy of said appoiiit- 
sioner.'"""'''' meiit," ill the tenth Ime of section two. 
Act takes ctiect Sect. 2. Tliis act shall take effect from and after its passaoe. 

on its passage. ^, i i i -> -lonct i 

[Approved July b, 187 2. J 



CHAPTER XXXVIII. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE CITIES AND TOWNS TO PROVIDE AGAINST 

FIRE. 



Section 

1. Landffor reservoirs taken by api>raisal. 

2. Procedure same as in taking lanil for high- 

ways. 



Section 
.3. Act takes ettect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Mejjresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

appriih'k'i'f.'.r'^ SECTION 1. Any clty or town may take any parcel of land within 
reservoirs. its liiiiits and erect thereon any striictnre, and make any excava- 
tions, and constrnct dams and do such other things as may be 
necessary for the maintainhig a reservoir of water to be nsed in case 
of fire. 
Procedure same Sect, 2 The method of taking such land, and the assessment of 
fandfOT^fh- damage to the land owner shall be the same as is by law provided 
ways. jj^ Q^^^ where land is taken for a highway. 

Act takes eflect Sect. 3. Tliis act shall take effect on its pa.ssa"-e. rA])]n'oved 

on its pass.age. -r ■, , -, n.^,^ -> 1 J-i L 1 i 

July 4, 1872.] 



1872.] Chai'tkk XL. 37 



CHAPTER XXXIX. 

AN ACT TO EXl'ICDITK Til 10 TIM A J. OF CIVIL SUITK. 

Suction Skction ' 

1. Name of one of several i)l!iiiitifVs may be I 2. Act takew eflcct on its passage, and aiijilies 
struck out before case submitted. to i>en<ling suits. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. In all civil iiroceediiiffs when two or more are ioined Name of plain- 

. . tirt' iiiav "1*6 

as plaintiffs, the writ or other process may he amended hy striking- struck ouibc- 
ont the name of any plaintiif hefore the evidence is closed or the miued?'' '^"^'' 
case is submitted. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect ui)on its i)assaoe and apply to Act takes effect 

r * 1 T 1 CI ^ i>i-\ -1 i- i- •. on passage, and 

existing suits. Approved July d, 18 < 2. applies to pemi- 



CHAPTER XL. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING TOWNS AND CITIES TO APPROPRIATE 
MONEY TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES OF DECORATING SOLDIERS' 
GRAVES. 

Section Sectiom 

1. Cities? and towns may ajipropriate limited 1 2. Act takes effect on its passage, 
sum to] pay expense of decorating soldiers' 
gi'aves. ' 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court Convened. 

Section 1. Any town by vote of any legal meeting, and any cities and 
city, by vote of its city councils, may and are hereby authorized to iz^l"to^n'ake' 
appropriate a sum of money i^ot exceeding two hundred dollars, for p,™atfons*^'^" 
the purpose of defraying the expense of decorating the graves of 
soldiers who lost their lives in defending our flag in the late rel)ellion. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect ui)on its passage. [Aiiiiroved Act takes effect 

July 4, 1872.] ^ on its passage 



38 Chapter XLII. [1872. 

CHAPTER XLI. 

AN ACT FOE THE MORE EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATES. 



Section 
1. Willow entitled to third of estate after pay- 
ment of debts and expenses of adminis- 
tration, at her option. 



Section 

2. If maiTiage settlement, provision inappli- 

cable. 

3. Act takes ettect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Gefieral 
Court Converted : 

^*^ow entitled SECTION 1. The widow of eveiy person deceased, testate or in- 

whoie estate, at tcstate, wlietlier leaving lineal descendants or not, by waiving her 

eropion. i.[g\^^ q{ Jower and homestead, and releasing her distribntive share, 

shall be entitled to receive instead thereof one-third part of all the 

estate remaining after the payment of the debts and the expenses 

of administration, if no provision is made for her by the will of the 

deceased, or if she shall waive such provision. 

bie^hen^iuar-' Sect. 2. If Settlement has been made upon the wife before mar- 

ment^^"'*^" riage, the precedhig section shall not be in force. 

Act takes eflFect Sect. 3. Tliis act shall take effect on its passage. [Approved 

onits passage. J^Uy 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER XLII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION NINE OP CHAPTER FIFTY- 
THREE OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, IN RELATION TO INTEREST 
ON UNPAID TAXES. 



Section 
1. Interest on unpaid taxes from ttrst of De- 
cember instead of Novembor. 



Section 
2. Act takes ettect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Gre7ieral 
Court convened : 

Interest on uu- SECTION 1. Section nine of chapter fifty -three of the General 

pi^emblrth-T Statutes is hereby amended by striking out the word " November" 

vember."^^"" "^ ^^^ third line thereof, and inserting instead thereof the word 

" December," so that interest at ten per cent, on unpaid taxes shall 

be charged from the first day of December, instead of the first day 

of November. 

Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Ap- 

fromitspas- proved June 26, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter XLIV. 39 



CHAPTER XLIII. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO OF THE GEN- 
ERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO COUNTIES AND COUNTY COM- 
MISSIONERS. 



Section 

1. County conventions may appoint auditors, 

tlielr powers aiul fhities. 

2. Commissioners to I'urnisli information to 

auditors. 



Section 
3. Annual appropriation recommended, to be 
in detail, &c. 



Be it enacted hy the Seriate and House of Representatives in G-eneral 
Court convened : 

Section 1, The county convention shall have power to appoint Auditorsi.ro- 
two auditors annually for the succeeding year, whose duty it shall p,!wers"aud du- 
be to examine the accounts of the count}' commissioners and county ^^^^' 
treasurer, and the bills, notes, bonds, coupons and payments named 
therein, and in addition to the usual report that said accounts are 
properly cast and well vouched, they shall in their report state 
whether the sums named in the vouchers and payments are accord- 
ing to the market value of the articles charged therein, and whether 
such articles have been used for the benefit of the county. 

Sect. 2. The county commissioners shall furnish said auditors Duty of county 
all the aid and information required by them in the performance of 
their duties. 

Sect. 3. The annual recommendation to the county convention Annual appro- 
of the sum necessary to be raised by the county for the ensuing in detail, 
year shall contain in detail a statement of the objects and purposes 
for wliich the money is appropriated and applied. [Approved July 
3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER XLIV. 



V 



an act in relation to the appointment of sxtperintendents 
of schools in cities in this state. 

Section . Section 

1. City ordinances may require school commit- 2. Act takes eifect on its passage, 

tee to apiioint superintendent — his duties, 
salary, etc. ' 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and Rouse of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. Any city by an ordinance may require the school superiuten- 
committee annually to appoint a superintendent of pubhc schools, aud^how'ip- 
who, under the direction and control of said committee, shall have pointed. 
the care and supervision of the schools, with such salary as the city 
may determine, and in every city in which such ordinance is in force, 
the school committee shall receive no compensation. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. [Approved Act takes effect 

July 3, 1872.] °i» 'ts passage. 



40 



Chapter XL VI. 



[1872. 



CHAPTER XLV. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE FUNDS OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE 
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS. 



Section 
1. Trustees to cliauge investments, with con- 
sent of governor and council. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Act takes effect on its 



\/ Be it e7iacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in G-eneral 



Court convened: 



Trustees an- SECTION 1. The ti'iistees of the New Hampshire College of 

ch°mgehivest- Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts are hereby authorized and 

sentoVgoverno^^ empowcred, witli the consent of the governor and council, to make 

anri council. sucli cliauges from time to time in the investment of the funds of 

said institution, as the interests of said institution may in their 

judgment require ; including the power to sell and dispose of any 

stocks, bonds, and other securities belonging at any time to said 

institution, and to reinvest the proceeds thereof in safe and reliable 

securities. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed. 

Act takes effect Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage, 
on its passage. |- Approved July 3, 1872.] 



Repealing 
clause. 



CHAPTER XLVI. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE TIMES AND PLACES OF HOLDING PRO- 
BATE COURTS IN THE COUNTY OF CARROLL. 



Section 
1. Terms of probate court, times and places of 
holding. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court converted : 



Times and 
places of hold- 
ing terms. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Section 1. Courts of probate shall be holdeu annually, for the 
county of Carroll, at the times and places following : At Conway on 
the first Tuesday of January, May and September ; at Tam worth 
on the first Tuesday of February, June and October ; at Ossipee 
Corner, on the first Tuesday of March, July and November ; and 
at Wolfeborough on the first Tuesday of April, August and De- 
cember. 

Sect. 2. Section four of chapter one hundred and seventy-two 
of the General Statutes is hereby repealed. [Approved June 26, 
1872.] 



1872.] Chapter XLTX. 41 



CKAPTKR XL VI I. 

AN ACT RELATING TO POLICE JUSTICES. 

Section | Section 

1. City Councils may increase salary of their 2. Act takes effect on its passage, 
police justices. I 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Houne of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The several city councils of the cities in this state city councils 
are authorized and em[)Owered to make such compensation to tlieir salary ''.nheir 
respective police justices as they may deem lit, in addition to the i''''"'^'J>'^*"'«'*- 
compensation now provided by law. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Act takes effect 

I- t ' iTi.iHOTiT xo on its passage. 

[Approved July 8, 1872.] 



CHAPTER XLVIII. 

AN ACT IN amendment OF SECTION ELEVEN OF CHAPTER TWO 
HUNDRED AND SEVEN OF THE GENERAL STATUTES. 



Section 

1. All actions of tort not abatal>le by doatli of 
either party. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Cieneral 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That section eleven of chapter two hundred and ah actions of 
seven of the General Statutes be amended by striking out the b'y!i"'uii"or^**^ 
Avords '' actions of trover and trespass," in the first line of said sec- *^'*^"'' ^'-^^^y- 
tion, and inserting in lieu thereof the words, "• all actions founded 
on tort." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved Act takes efltect 

July 3, 1872.] ^ on its passage. 



CHAPTER XLIX. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION TWO, CHAPTER SIXTY-FOUR, 
OF THE GENERAL STATUTES. 

Section 1. Costs of laying out highways, by whom paid. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Greiieral 
Court convened : 



Section 1. That section second of chapter sixty-four of the costs of laying 
meral Statutes shall l)e so amended as to read as follows : by^vhonTpafd. 

''• Sect. 2. The costs of laying out or altering a highwaj^ in a 



42 Chapter LI. [1872. 

town shall be paid by the town ; and in two or more towns, by the 
towns, to be assessed by the commissioners ; or overland not in any 
town, by the county. [Approved July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER L, 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO LANDS CONNECTED WITH THE NEW 
HAMPSHIRE ASYLLTVI EOR THE INSANE. 

Section ^ Section 

1. Lands connecteil witli asyliuii not to be con- ' 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

demued unless by express authority of leg- , 

islature. I 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Asylum lands SECTION 1. No land Connected with the New Hampshire Asylum 
demned*! unless for the Iiisaue, shall be taken for a highway or other public use, ex- 
th.uftylrftile '^t'i>t by the express authority of the legislature, for that purpose 
legislature. flj-j^t had and obtained. 
Act takes ettect Sect. 2, Tliis act shall take cffcct upoii its passagc. [Approved 

on its passage, j^^j^ ^^ 1872.1 



CHAPTER LP 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND 
SEVENTY-TWO OF THE GENERAL STATUTES. 

Section 1. Probate courts in Cheshire to be holden at Keene on the first and third Fridays of 

each month. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened: 

Probate courts SECTION 1. Scctioii scveii of chapter 0116 hundred and seventy- 
Keene^on"th(f two of the General Statutes is amended by striking out the word 
Fridays' of"eaeh "" Tuesday," and inserting in place thereof the word " Friday." 
month. [Approved July 3, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter LIII. 43 



CHAPTER LII. 

AN ACT TO KEPEAL CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX OF THE LAWS PASSED 
AT THE JUNE SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE, 1871. 



Section 
1 Special act authorizing Na»luui to exempt 
property from taxation, repealed. 



Suction 
2. Act takes ett'ect on its passage. 



Be it etiacted by the Senate and House of Mepresentatives hi General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That chapter twenty-six of the laws passed June special act re- 
session, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitknl ''An act ex- '"''*'*"'' 
erapting from taxation certain property in tlie city of Nashua," be 
and the same is here})y repealed. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. [Approved Act takes effect 

June 26, 1872.] on its passage. 



CHAPTER LIII. 

AN ACT CONCERNING CHANGES OF NAME. 



Section 
1. Judges of probate empowered to cliange 
names. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That the judges of probate in the several counties of judges of pro- 
the state shall have full power to change the names of parties who \tll t^cimnge 
may so desire, provided they shall see good reason why such appli- names, 
cations should be granted. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing 
hereby repealed. clause. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Act takes effect 
[Approved July 4, 1872.] *^" '^^ p*'''*^^- 



^4 Chapter LV. [1872. 



CHAPTER LIV. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED '"■ AN ACT IN 
AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF DOVER, IN RELATION TO 
SCHOOL DISTRICT," PASSED AT THE JUNE SESSION, 1809. 

Sectio:^ I Section 

1. School ("onuiiittee in wanLs Iwo and tlivee. 1 .^. Act rakes ettect on its passiige. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives? in General 
Court convened: 

School coniniit- SECTION 1. There shall he elected iMiiuuiny i)i ward two in said 
two^anTuiinu'. ^ity two nieinl)ers of the school committee ; and in ward three in 



same city three members of said committee and no more. 
Act takes oitoot Sect. 2. Tliis act shall lake effect on its passau'e. TApproved 
.)\me "2o, ISri.J 



on its p:i8 



CHAPTER LV. 

AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF TROUT. 

Section ' SE(vriON 



1. Trout not to be lakeii, exreiit in certain 

waters, during eight months of Mio year. 

2. Penalty for violation of law. 



3. Law not applicable to inivatc pomUor other 

waters. 

4. Repealing clause. 

5. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Trout protect SECTION 1. No person shall catch, kill, or destroy any trout or 

where"^" ''^"'^' salmon tront in any l)rook, liver, stream, pond, or other waters in 

this state, excepting Sunapee Lake, Winnesquam Lake, Squam 

Lake, Newfound Lake, First and Second Connecticut Lakes, and 

Winnipisaukee Lake, and Ford Pond in Warren, during the months 

of September, Octol)er, November, I)eceml)er, January, February, 

March or April, in any 3^ear. 

Penalty for vio- Sect. 2. Any persou violating the provisions of tliis act shall 

ation of law. fQ^^-fyij-, foj. g^ch trout or salmou trout so caught, killed or destroyed, 

the sum of ten dollars, one half of which shall be for the use of the 

complainant, and the other half for the use of the county in which 

said offence shall be committed. 

Law not appii- Sect. 3. Tliis act shall not I)e construed to apply to any waters 

where.^'^*'" '™*^ iu wliich any person or persons have now by law the exclusive right 

to take, catch, kill and destroy trout or salmon trout. 
Repealing Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- 

sions of this act are hereby repealed. 
Act takes eflect Sect. 5. This act shall take effect and l)e in force from and after 
its passage. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



on its passage. 



187:^.] CHAi-rEii LVII. 45 



CHAPTER I>VI. 

AN ACT FOE THE I'llOTECmON OF FISH IN THK COCHECHO RIVER, 

IN FARMINGTON. 



Siicriox 

1. Fish iu the Cochecliu river, in Faiiiiiiigtoii, 
protected till November. ls7o— iieiiaUy. 



2. Act takes etlcct on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and Honne of liepreaentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. No person shall take, cateli, kill or destroy any fish Fish protect ed 
ill the waters of the Cochecho river, in the town of Farmington, in is-.^"— penalty. 
the county of Strafford, from the passage of this act until the first 
day of November, 1875, under penalty of a fine of ten dollars for 
each and every fish so taken, caught, killed, or destroyed, one-half 
of said fine to the use of the complainant. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on it« passage. [Approved Act takes eftect 

July 4, 1872.] on its pa^Bage. 



CHAPTER LVII. 

AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF FISH IN THE HUNKINS POND, 

IN SANBORNTON. 

Section i Se(;tion 

1. Fish protected — penalty for violation. .3. Act take* ettect on its passage. 

2. Land owners exempted from prohihitioij. I 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That all persons are hereby prohibited from fishing in p^^■^^ protect 
any manner in the Hunkins Pond in Sanbornton ; and any person ed— penalty 

• 1 • 1 • • 11- 1 n 1 Til n n for Violation. 

Violating the provision oi this act shall be hal)le to a fine of ten 
dollars for each offence, one-half to be paid to the person prosecut- 
ing, and one-half to the county of Belknap. 

Sect. 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent those L^mi 
who are the owners of the land around said pond, or interested in ^.^Xiblthm^ 
the land or waters, fi'om cultivating or taking fish from the same in 
the manner most convenient. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage. [Approved Act takes etiect 

ehlly 3, 1872.] on its passage. 



owners 

om 



46 



Chapter LIX. 



[1872. 



CHAPTER LVIII. 

AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF FISH IN LOVEWELL's POND, 

IN NASHUA. 



Section 
1. Fish protected in Lovewell's pond. 



Section 
2. Aet takes ett'ect ou its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Fish protected SECTION 1. That the provisioiis of sections ten and fourteen of 

Pond^^^ ^ chapter two hundred and fifty-one of the General Statutes be ex- 
tended so as to inchide LovewelFs Pond, in the southern part of 
Nashua. 

Act takes eftect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

on its passage. [Approved July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER LIX. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX THE HOMESTEAD OF HARRIET N. KNOWL- 
TON FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBERED SEVEN, IN HARRISVILLE, 
AND ANNEX THE SAME TO SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBERED SEVEN, 
IN MARLBOROUGH. 



Section 
1. Homestead disamiexed from Harrisville and 
annexed to Marlborough, for school pur- 
poses. 



Section 
2. Act takes ett'ect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Homestead .lis- SECTION 1. That the liomestead farm of Harriet N. Knowltou of 
Hrrrfsviiie'and Harrisville, and the taxable })roperty thereon, shall be and hereby 
Mr/iborJugh. is disamiexed from school district numbered seven, in Harrisville, 

and annexed to school district numbered seven, in Marlborough, for 

the purposes of schooling. 
Act takes ettect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
onitspaesag*. .^^ p^sijage. [Approved June 25, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter LXI. 47 



CHAPTER LX. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX A TRACT OF LAND FROM THE TOWN OF 
GREENFIELD, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO THE TOWN OF FRAN- 
CESTOWN. 

Section j Section 

1. Tract of land in Greenfield annexed to Fran- 2. Act takes effect on its passage, 
cestown. I 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative's in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That all that part of the town of Greenfield lying Tract of land in 
easterly of a straight line drawn from a stake and stones at the nexed^to^FrTn- 
southwest corner of said town of Francestown, at land of George ''estown. 
P. Holt, northerly on the line between said towns to a corner of 
the " Gore," so called, near an untenanted house on land of said 
Holt, and thence in the same right line northerly across a part of 
said town of Greenfield until said line thus extended shall strike 
and intersect with the line between said towns, near the dwelling 
house of Charles E. Blanchard, is hereby disannexed from said town 
of Greenfield and annexed to said town of Francestown. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. fApin'oved Act takes effect 

July 4, 1872.] F ^ L FI on its passage. 



CHAPTER LXI. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX THE FARM OF HOLLIS PERKINS FROM 
DOVER, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO SCHOOL DISTRICT NUM- 
BERED FOUR IN ROLLINSFORD. 

Section I Section 

1. Farm in Dover annexed to Kollinsford for 2. Act takes effect on its passiige. 

school purposes. I 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That the homestead farm of Hollis Perkins, of Rol- Farm in Dover 
linsford, with the inhabitants of said town living upon the same, Hn"fifrd Vot ^'''" 
and the taxable property, shall be and hereby is disannexed from *""''""' purposes. 
Dover and annexed to district numbered four in Rollinsford, for the 
purposes of schooling. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after Act takes effect 
its passage. [Approved June 25, 1872.] on its passage. 



48 Chapter LXII. [1872. 



CHAPTER LXII. 

AN ACT TO ALTER THE NAMES OF CERTAIN PERSONS. 

Section i Section 

1. Names of certain persons altered. | 2. Act takes etfect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Names of cer-^ SECTION 1. That Sarah Maria Huckins, of Rumney, may take 
teved. ' " the name of Sarah Maria Perkins ; that Charles Henry Philbrick, 
of Rumney, may take the name of Charles Henry Perkins ; that 
Herbert Elden Philbrick, of Rumney, may take the name of Her- 
bert F21den Perkins ; that Mary Murphy, of Pembroke, may take 
the name of Mary Hildreth ; that Nellie M. Murphy, of Pembroke, 
may take the name of Nellie M. Hildreth ; that All)ina Ellen 
Wheeler, of Berlin, may take the name of Albina Ellen Dustan ; 
that Harriet E. Page, of Litchfield, may take the name of Harriet 
E. Rogers ; that Abbie Jane Morrison, of Pittsfield, may take the 
name of Ablne Jane Drew ; that J. Sherluirn Rollins, of Epping, 
may take the name of Sherburn J. Rollins ; that Willie Parker 
Nash, of Gilsum, may take the name of Willie Parker Chapin ; 
that Frank J. Ashley may take the name of Frank J. Peasley ; that 
John B. Chaney may take the name of John B. Peasley ; that 
E. Everett Brock, of Wolfeborough, may take the name of E. 
Everett Dickson ; that Ada Brock, of Wolfeborough, may take the 
name of Ada Dickson ; that Emma Frances McMurphey may take 
the name of Emma Fi'ances Eastman ; that Augusta A. Jones, of 
Somers worth, may take the name of Augusta A. Bagley ; that 
Carrie Augusta Brown, of Lyndeboro', may take the name of Carrie 
Augusta Young ; that Helen G. Mills may take tlie name of Helen 
G. Clements ; that Hannah Fau.«it Hanscomlj may take the name of 
Hannah Elizal)eth Forrest ; tliat Charles Walter Hanscomb may 
take the name of Charles Walter Forrest ; that Margaret Cronon, of 
Greenfield, may take the name of Nellie Margaret Whittemore ; 
that John Theodore, of Lancaster, may take the name of Theodore 
Douglass ; that Elisha El win Mansor, of Unity, may take the name 
of Elisha Elwin Parker ; that Frances Place Waldron, of South 
Hampton, may take the name of Fannie Fitts Waldron ; that Albert 
A. Eastman, of Groton, may take the name of Albert A. Ford ; 
that Cora Belle Pinkham, of Rochester, may take the name of Belle 
Cora Evans ; that Ida Estella Burt, of Nashua, may take the name 
of Ida Estella Otis ; that Luella E. Dow, of New Hampton, may 
take the name of Ella E. Pike ; that Charles Henry Howard 
■ Glines, of New London, may take the name of Charles Henry 
Howard ; that David McWhirter, of Hampton Falls, may take the 
name of David M. Whittier ; that Margaret McWhirter, of Hamp- 
ton Falls, may take the name of Margaret M. Whittier; that James 
McWhirter, of Hampton Falls, may take the name of James M. 
Whittier ; that Agnes McWhirter, of Hampton Falls, may take the 
name of Agnes M. Whittier ; that David McWhirter, jr., of Hamp- 
ton Falls, may take the name of David A. Whittier ; that Mary 



1872.] Chapter LXIV. 49 

French Yomig, of Bariiugtou, maj' take tlie name of" Mary French 
Locke; Lydia S. Bai-ker, of Hancock, may take the name of 
Lydia L. Barber. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passa^;'e. [Approved ^cy'i'^es efjeet 

July :5, 1872.] oni«paH9age. 



CHAPTER !v X r I I . 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF GEORCiE SMITH HALL [AND 

OTHERS.] 

Section . Skction 

1. Names chiingeil. I 2. Aot takt^s etteil (ni its pansage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and Honae of Representative h in Greneral 
Court convened: 

Section 1 . That George Smith Hall may take the name of Name* 
George Hall Capen ; Nancy J. Stevens may take the name of ' '""^*" ' 
Nancy J. Whittier ; and William Leroy Phelps may take the name 
of William Leroy Whitney. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Act takes etrwt 
[Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER LXIV. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAMES OF REBECCA H. TINKER AND 

ANOTHER. 

Section i Section 

1. Names changed. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That Rel)ecca H. Tinker, of Hudson, may take the Names 
name of Rebecca H. Hill; and Lenna May Reno Cooper, of Con- *^ '**"^''' ' 
cord, may take the name of Lenna May Woods. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved Act takes eftect 
July 4, 1872.] ' "^ "' p^'*^^- 

7 



oO Chapter LXVL [1872- 

CHAPTER LXV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE REFORM SCHOOL. 

Approiniatidiis for benefit of school. 

Resolved hy the Semate ami House of Mepresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Appropriations That the suiii of SIX thousaiid dollars be and the same hereby is 
schoof"'^™ annually appropriated for the purpose of defraying the ordinary 
expenses of the State Reform School, the same to be paid over 
annually to the treasurer of said institution ; that the sum of five 
thousand dollars be, and the same hereby is, appropriated for the 
purpose of furnishing additional rooms for a work-shop, tool-room, 
and wood-shed, an additional supply of water ; for refurnishing and 
repairing the building ; for lighting the same ; enlarging and im- 
proving the yard, and for supplying suitable heating apparatus ; 
the same to be paid from any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. [Approved July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER LXVI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF INDIGENT BLIND PERSONS AND 

DEAF MUTES. 

Appropriations for erlncation of blind and deaf mutes. 

Be it resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened: 

Appropriations That the sum of three thousand dollars be and' hereby is appro- 
deaf anddmnb. priated for the support, clothing and education of the indigent deaf 
and dumb persons of this state at the asylum at Hartford, Connecti- 
cut, and twenty-five hundred dollars for the support, clothing, and 
education of the indigent blind persons of this state at the asylum 
at Boston ; and that the state treasurer be authorized to pa}^ any 
deficiency arising for the support of said deaf and dumb or blind 
persons, above the moneys here appropriated, out of the unexpended 
appropriation placed to the credit of " other institutions " for the 
deaf and dumb : that said sums be expended as needed, under the 
direction of the governor, and that he be authorized to draw his 
warrant upon the treasurer therefor. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter LXVIII. 51 



CHAPTER LXVII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE 
OF AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHAN'IO ARTS. 

Appropriation for Agiicull iiral Collegi-. 

Whereas, Hon. John Conant has given the sum of twelve thousand 
dolhirs towards an exi)enmental farm and the buildings to be 
erected thereon, for the New Hampshire College of Agriculture 
and the Mechanic Arts, on condition that an e(i[ual sum be aj)- 
propriated by the state ; and whereas the state has appropriated 
but five thousand dollars to that object ; therefore, . 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court converted : 

That the further sum of seven thousand dollars be and the same Appropriation 
hereby is apj^ropriated for the purpose of completing said buildings, college!*^" *"'^* 
and that the same be paid to the treasurer of said college, to be 
expended under the direction of the trustees of the institution, the 
same to be paid fi-om any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. [Approved June 25, 1<S72.] 



CHAPTER LXVIII. 

.JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THREE COMMIS- 
SIONERS, TO MAKE A HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY OF THE STATE, 

Hydrographic commissioners to be appointed — I Tlieir report to be printed and circulated, 
their duties. I Compensation of commissioners. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Represevitatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the governor, with the advice of the council, is hereby Hydrographic 
authorized to appoint three commissioners, one of whom shall be a to^Tappointed 
competent engineer, to make a thorough hydrographic survey of ■~*'^^'''' '^""^^• 
such of the streams of the state as they shall deem most advisable, 
and make a report to the governor and council of the fall and 
volume of water of said streams, the supply and constancy of the 
water, the present capacity, and to what extent that capacity may 
be increased, their reservoirs, their accessibility, and such other facts 
as will tend to show their advantage for the employment of manu- 
facturing industry. 

Resolved^ That the governor and council are hereby authorized Tiieir report to 
to cause the report of said commissioners to be printed in such form cfrciiiated.^ 
as will be suitable for distribution, with a view to invite capital in 
the development of our manufacturing resources. 



52 Chapter LXX. [1872. 



lit commip- 
sionern. 



Coiupeiisaiioii Resolvt'd, Tliiit the governor and council shall allow such compen- 
sation for the ti-aveling and other necessary expenses of said com- 
missioner , not exceeding the sum of two thousand dollars, as shall 
be just and equitable, and the governor is herel)y authorized to 
dwuv his warrant on the treasury for the payment of the same. 
[Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER LXIX. 

•JOINT KE80LUT102S r^• RELATION TO CHAPLAIN OF STx\.TE PRISON. 

Apiiioiiriatinii tor oliaplaiii and teaclieis. Ai>iiii>)iiiatiiiii tor leiuilv of inisiiii library. 

Resolved hy the Senate <(nd House of Uepresentatives in Getieral 
Court t'onvened : 

Aiii.n.i.riaii<)ii That the sum of se\'«:^n hundretl doUais be ami hereby is ap- 

tcachci^.'*'"*"^' propriated for the salary of the chaplain ancl teachers of the state 
prison for the year 1871, and the sum of eight hundred dollars 
be and hereby is appropriated for the chaplain and teachers for the 
year ending July 1, 187-', to be distri])uted under the direction of 
the governor and council, and that the governor be authorized to 
draw his warrant for the same out of any moneys in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

Ajipropriatioii Also, One hundred dollars for the lepair of liljrary for the state 

S-ui-ry. prison. [Approved July 8, 1872. 



CHAPTER LXX. 

•lOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE MARKING SOLDIERS' 

GRAVt:S. 

A|ipi(ij.ria(i.iii antlii>]'iziM| t.o pax clainis. 

Whereas, The sum of sixteen hundred and fifty dollars is claimed 
to be due from the state of New Hamj^shire towards defray- 
ing the cost of a cemetery on the battle-field of Antietam, 
wherein are interred the remains of about one hundred New 
Hampshire soldiers ; and 

Whereas, 'The superintendent of national cemeteries represents tbat 
the sum of four hundred dollars is required to suitabl}* mark the 
graves of those New Hampshire soldiers who fell at the battle of 
Winchester ; therefore, be it 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in G-eneral 
Court convened: 

Appropriation That the aforesaid clainis be referred to the governor and council 
pay c aims. ^y^^. examination and adjustment, aud the governor is hereby author- 



1872.] Chapter LXXII. o3 

ized to diavv his waiTaiit on the treasurer i'or such siuu or sums as 
the governor and council shall determine as just to be paid by this 
state for the purposes aforesaid, not exceeding- the sum of two 
thousand and fifty dollars. [Approved July -1, 1872.] 



CHAP T E K I. X X T . 

JOINT HESOLITTION PROVIDING FOR AN IMPROVEMENT AT THE 

8TATE I'RISON. 

Apinopiiariiiii for iinprmeiiu^ut in cliiiiiiitjv at inisun. 

Remiot^d by the Senate and ffouse of RepreHentatives in General 
Court convened : 

That his excellencv tlie yovernor be instructed to cause the Ai.i.i-oiiriation 

,. ii-"!! • 1 I ,^ j_ X- • j-1 for iiiiiirove- 

chimney connected with the engine house at the state prison to he ment in chiin- 
provided with the best and most improved apparatus for consuming "''■^' *** ''"'*""• 
the smoke and cinders generated from the fuel consumed in heating 
the boiler of the engine, and that the expense thereof, not exceed- 
ing live hundred dollars, l)e paid from any nionej'' in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. [Approved June 2;"), 1872.] 



CHAPTER IvXXII. 

•JOINT RESOLUTION IN COMMENDATION OF JOHN ('ONANT, ESQ. 

Thanks to John Oonant for liis lilieralify. &o. 

Whereas, John C'onant, Escjuire, of Jaffrey, has donated to the 
College of Agricultnre and the Mechanic Arts the sum of sixty 
thousand dollars, for scholarships and other purposes. Therefore, 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Genend 
Court convened : 

That appreciating such mimiticent bounty we tender him our Tiianus m John 
thanks, while we trust his life may be spared until he shall realize m!eTaiity!'&it 
the results of his charities, and that he may pass an old age of ele- 
gance and ease. His portrait adcuns the edifice his Ijenefaction has 
founded. His name is recorded in the capitol. His memory vt ill 
be cherished in the hearts of coming generations. [Approved July 
4, 18(2.] 



54 Chapter LXXV. [1872. 



CHAPTER LXXIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE SALE OF THE ARSENALS 
AND LOTS AT PORTSMOUTH AND LANCASTER. 

Adjutaiit-goueral to sell arsenals and lots, with advice and consent of governor and council. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Adjutant-gen- That tlie adjutant-geiiei'al, with the advice and consent of the 
wfth^coifsent of governor and council, be authorized to sell and convey by deed the 
conndr *"^^ arscuals and lots at Portsmouth and Lancaster, and the powder mag- 
azine and lot at Lancaster, and pay the proceeds into the state 
treasury. [Approved July o, 1872.] 



C HAPTER LXXIV. 

-JOINT RESOM'TION IN FAY(.)R OF THE STATE LIBRARY. 
A[)ino[)riations tor library, S:c. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Reprene^itatives in General 
Court convened. 

Appropriations That the siun of t'ou]' hundred dollars be and the same hereby is 
for library, &c. appropriated to be expended by the trustees of the state library for 
the purpose of purchasing and binding books for said library ; and 
that the sum of three hundred dollars be and the same hereby is 
appropriated for the use of the New Hampshire Historical Society, 
for the improvement and completion of their library-room ; and that 
the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, and that the governor be authorized to draw his war- 
rant therefor. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER LXXV. 

■ JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO INSANE PAUPERS. 

Commission on insane paupers to be ajipointed. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Commission That the governor and council be instructed to appoint a com- 

"'ersTo be T-'" mittee consisting of three discreet persons, whose duty it shall be 
pointe.i. ' to examine into the condition and number of the destitute and pau- 



1872.] Chapter I.XXVIl . 56 

per insane persons throughout the state, and to report to the next ses- 
sion of the Legislature as to tlieir said condition, and to offer any 
suggestions in reference to the care and treatment of said insane par- 
ties which siicli examination may lead them to think exjjedient, and 
for this purpose there be and herehy is approjjriated a sum not 
exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars, and that the governor be 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved July -i, l!S72.] 



CHAPTER LXXVI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING THE SUM OF FIVE HI^NDRED 
DOLLARS, TO DEFRAY THE CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE 
GOVERNOR. 

Appro)iriatii>u for contingent expenses. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in G-eneral 
Court convened : 

That the sum of five hundred dollars be allowed as the contin- Appropriation 
gent fund of the governor, and the governor may draw his warrant expenL".'^*^" 
therefor. [Approved July 8, 1872.] 



CHAPTER LXXVII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE STATE-HOUSE. 

Appropriation foi' improvement of state house. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in G-eneral 
Court convened : 

That the sum of five hundred dollars be and the same is hereby Appropriation 
appropriated for the purpose of laying a concrete floor in the base- state-house"^ 
ment of the state-house, and plastering the floor under the library, 
and the governor is hereby anthorized to draw his warrant for the 
same upon any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 4. 1872.] 



56 Chapter LXXX. [1872. 



CHAPTER LXXVIII. 

JOLNT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO EXPENSES OF THE INSURANCE 

COMMISSIONER. 

Expenses (if iiiHinance commissioner to be jiaid, wlien. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hbu^e of Representatives in Gie^ieral 
Court cojivened : 

Expenses of That wlieiiever the insurance commissioner of this state shall at- 

be^J.aurwhen.** tend the annual session of the national insurance convention of the 
United States, composed of the insurance officials of the several 
states, his travelling fare and hotel expenses, not exceeding the sum 
of two hundred dollai's annually , properly itemized and duly audited 
by the goveinor and council, shall be paid out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER LXXIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE DECEMBER TERM OF THE 
SUPREME JUDICIAI. COURT. 

December law term to be holden in senate chamber. 

Revived by the Senate ayid House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened: 

December law That the supreme judicial court be and hereby is authorized to 
chamber^"*^^" hold the December term of said court in the senate chamber. [Aj)- 
proved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER LXXX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF AGRICULTITRE. 

Appi-oiiriation for agTiciiltural lectures. &<;. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Appropriation That the govcmor and council are hereby authorized to allow 
lectufls? &^c"' *' claims approved by the board of agriculture, covering personal ex- 
penses of lectures on agricultural subjects, and the cost of chemi- 
cals for analyzing soils and articles of household consumption, 
provided the whole sum shall not exceed five hundred dollars. 
[Approved July 4, 1872.] 



1872.] CHAPTiSR LXXXIII. 67 

CHAPTER LXXXI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO THE yUARTKRMASTER-GENERALS 

DEPARTMENT. 

Aiiuy Mnukets lioiiiitcd ti> rotonii scliod). 

Reifolved by the SeMate and Home of Repre^entativei^ in General 
Court convened: 

That the two hundred CiOO) army ))]ankets loaned the reform Anny hunketg 
.school on the occasion of its destruction by lire in 1805, be donated fo.'m Hdi..oi. 
the school, and that the state treasurer be instructed to credit 
the quarterraaster-generars department with two hundred dollars 
($200), the value of said blankets. [Approved July 8, 1872.] 



CHAPTER LXXXII. 

,rOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE FRANC'ONIA NOTCH ROAD. 

Appropiiatioii lor repairing road, <&c'.. Imw expeiuleil. 

Resolved by the iSenate and House of Representative^^ in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of three hundred dollars be and hereby is appro- Appropriation 
priated to be laid out on that part of the road leading through toLlX""^ 
Franconia notch, which ;ies in the town of I^incoln, to be expended 
by an agent appointed by the governor and council, one-third to be 
expended in winter, the balance in summer, to be paid out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated , and the governor 
be and is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same. 
[Approved July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER LXXXIII. 

•JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIRS OF CERTAIN ROADS IN THE 

WHITE MOUNTAINS. 

Approjiriations fur ^pairing roads, iSc, lioiv exiinided. 

Resolved by the Se'nate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of one thousand dollars be and is hereby appropri- Appropriations 
ated for repairs of roads in manner following ': ' roadsf a'c"^' 

8 



68 



Chapter LXXXV. fl872. 

From the town of Jackson to (rlen house . . . 1300 
From Sawyer's rock, in the town of Bartlett. to the Craw- 
ford house ........ 850 

From the Crawford house to the White mountain house in 

town of Carroll ....... 850 



$1000 

The several sums to be laid out in repairs as aforesaid under the 
direction of an agent or agents, to be appointed by his excellency 
th^ governor, and that the treasurer be directed to pay the sums 
[same] at such times and in such manner as his excellency shall 
order and direct. [Approved July 8, 18'?2,] 



CHAPTER L XXX IV. 



Ap]iropriati()ii 
for repairing 
road, &c. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE DIXVLLLE NOTCH ROAD. 

A])propnatioii fur rfjiairiiig road, how expended, &c. 

Resolved hy the Senate (md House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be and the same is hereby 
appropriated for the repair of tlie Dixville Notch road, so called, in 
the town of Dixville, and that the same be paid out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, said sum of money to 
be expended under the direction of an agent appointed by the 
governor and council, and that the governor be authorized to draw 
his warrant for the same. [Approved July 8, 1872.] 



Appropriation 
for repairing 
road, &c. 



CHAPTER LXXXV. 

.JOINT RESOIATTION IN FAVOR OF THE CHERRY MOUNTAIN ROAD. 

Appropriation for repairing road, how expended, &c. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be and the same is hereby 
appropriated for the purpose of aiding and repairing the road over 
Cherry Mountain in the towns of Carroll -and Jefferson, and that 
the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, said sum of money to be expended under direction 
of an agent appointed bv the governor and council. [Approved 
July 8, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter LXXXVll. 59 

C H A P T E R L X X X V I . 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF SAMUEL H. LEGRO. 

To His Excellency^ Ezekiel A. Straw, Grovernor of the State of New 
Hampshire : 

The senate and house of representatives hi general court con- A.idiesH tor tua 
vened, satisfied that the pu])lic good requires that Samuel H. J^egro, samueVH.^ 
of Lancaster, sheriff of the county of Coos in said state, should ^'''K'"- 
no longer hold and retain the said office of sheriff, respectfully ad- 
dress and request your excellency, with consent of the (M)uncil, to 
remove the said Samuel H, Legro from said office. [Passed July o, 
1872.] 



CHAPTER LXXXVII. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF SAMUElv ROWE FROM THE 
OFFICE OF SHERIFF OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY. 

To His Excellency^ Ezekiel A. Straw, Governor of the State of New 
Hampshire : 

The senate and house of representatives in general court con- Address for the 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that Samuel Rovve, samJef Rowe 
sheriff of the county of Rockinghom, should no longer hold and 
retain the said office of sheriff, respectfully address" and recpiest 
your excellency, with consent of the council, to remove the said 
Samuel Rowe therefroui. [Passed July 8, 1872.] 



3 9/'? ^ 



PRIVATE ACTS. 



CHAPTER L XXXVIII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF 

NASHUA. 

Section I Section 

1. Assessors to be inspectors of check-lists, etc. 6. Penalty for altering clieck-llsrs. viiC. 

2. Duties in preparing check-list, iSrc. 7. Names of ratable polls— return of check- 

3. Duties to hold sessions, &c. lists to inspectors. 

4. Duties in relation to ballots, ami inserting I S. Penalty for violation of act. 

names on check-lists &c. ! 9. Repealing clause. 

.5. Penalty for procuring name to be illegally ': 10. Act takes elfect on its passage, 
placed on list. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.'<entatives i/n G-eneral 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The board of assessors as now chosen and constituted Assessors to bt 
in and for the city of Nashua, and as chosen annually hereafter, shall "hecu-iisu," &c. 
be, for the purposes of this act, a board of inspectors of the check-lists 
in the several wards in said city, and they shall be sworn to the 
faithful discharge of the duties of their office by the clerk of the 
board. Said inspectors shall choose a chairman from their own 
number, and the city councils in convention shall appoint a clerk 
who shall l)e, ex-officio. a memljer of the board of inspectors of check- 
lists, and he shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of the duties of 
his office by the chairman of the board. The clerk shall keep a 
record of the proceedings of said board in a ])Ook provided by the 
city for that purpose. Said clerk shall hold his office until his 
successor shall be appointed and cpialified. 

Sect. 2. Said inspectors shall prepare, revise, correct, and post Duties in pre- 
up, in the manner the selectmen of towns are required to do, an iSgts"lrc!"^*^'^ 
alphabetical list of the legal voters in each ward : and for that pur- 
pose shall have access to any books or lists belonging to said city, 
or to any ward in said city, and shall have the assistance of any of 
the city or ward officers they may re([uire, and they shall deliver an 
attested cop}'^ of the lists of voters so prepared and corrected to the 
clerks of the respective wards ; and the said ward clerks shall use 
the lists of voters so prepared and corrected, and no others, at the 
elections in said wards. In preparing the lists of voters, said in- 
spectors shall record the first or Christian name of each voter in full 



62 



Chapter LXXXVIII. 



[1872. 



Duties to liolil 
lesBlons. &c.. 



Duties iu rela- 
tion to ballots, 
and inserting 
names on 
check-lists. &c. 



Penalty for pro- 
curing name to 
be illegally 
placed on list. 



Penalty for al- 
tering check- 
lists, etc. 



but may use initial letters to designate the middle name or names of 
any voter ; they shall also record against the name of each voter 
the name of street and number of dwelling, if numbered ; if not 
numbered, then such other description as shall indicate, as nearly 
as possible, the residence of such voter. 

Sect. 3. The said board of inspectors shall be in session at the 
city hall building, or such other place as they shall designate, for 
the purpose of revising and correcting the lists of voters, six days 
at least within six months next preceding the day of election, the 
last two sessions of said inspectors to ])e held within one week of 
said election, one of which shall be on the day of election, from 
nine o'clock A. m. to twelve o'clock m., and from two o'clock to five 
o'clock P. M., on each of said days ; and any person may then and 
there appear and be heard with regard to his right to have his name 
put on the check-list and to vote, and said board of inspectors may 
require the oath of such persons so claiming the right to vote, and cor- 
roborating evidence, if not otherwise fully satisfied of his right to 
have his name placed on the check-list. They may prescribe such 
regulations, and require the aid of such police, as shall secure 
order and the right of each person to be heard ; and there shall be 
no abridgment of the elective franchise, or other qualification re- 
quired than those now prescribed by the laws of this state. 

Seot. 4. All the ballots cast at each election in the several 
wards shall be preserved, and after they shall have been counted, 
the moderator shall deliver all the ballots given in to the clerk of 
the Avard, and the clerk of each ward shall seal up said ballots, 
direct and deliver the same, together with the lists of voters used* at 
such election, within one hour after the adjournment of such meet- 
ing, to the board of inspectors, who shall be in session to receive the 
same, and the board of inspectors shall sort and count the votes so 
returned, and the clerk of the board shall make a record of the 
whole number of ballots given in for each officer to be voted for in 
each ward, with the name of every person voted for, and the num- 
ber of votes for each person ; and said board of inspectors shall be 
in session from seven o'clock to eleven o'clock A. M., and from one 
o'clock to three o'clock p. m., on election days ; and any person 
may then and there appear and be heard with regard to his right to 
have his name placed on the check-list and to vote ; provided, how- 
ever, that such parts onl}^ of sections three and four of this act as 
the board of inspectors shall deem necessary, shall apply to special 
elections. 

Sect. 5. Any person procuring his name to be illegally placed 
on the check-list by a false representation or .statement, upon con- 
viction thereof shall l)e punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dol- 
lars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding sixty days. 
Sect. 6. If the moderator, selectmen, ward clerk, or any other 
person, shall alter any check-lists after the same shall have been 
delivered by the inspectors to the ward clerk, by adding any name 
or names thereto, or erasing any name or names therefrom, or in any 
way changing the lists, such officer or person so offending shall be 
punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or imprison- 
ment in the county jail, not exceeding six months : provided, how^- 
ever, that in case the name of any person has been omitted from the 
check-lists, and who the inspectors are satisfied is a legal voter, the 



1S72.] Chapter LXXXVIII. 63 

inspectors shall certify the same to the moderatcjr, who shall 
receive his vote, and the ward clerk shall check the name of such 
peison so voting on the hack of said certificate, and shall return 
the same to the inspectoi's with the check-list. The clerks of the 
several wards shall return the check-lists used at the last March 
election to the clerk of the board of inspectors as soon as he shall 
be appointed. 

Sect. 7. The board of inspectors shall enter upon the back of Names ..f rata- 
the lists of voters used in each ward at tlie annual meeting for the tunl'y.r^iTeck- 
election of representatives to the general court, the name of every {'^^f^ f" '"spec- 
male inhalntant of the age of twruity-one years and upward who 
were not legal voters, but were actual residents of the ward ; and 
the certificates of election of rei)resentatives to the general court 
from the several wards shall be made out, certified, and signed by 
the clerk of the board of inspectors of check-lists ; and the clerk of 
said board shall certify that the check-list of the ward was duly 
posted and used during the balloting on which such representatives 
were chosen, the number of ratable polls in such ward, and the 
number of voters upon the check-list as corrected on the day of 
such annual meeting. The clei'k of each ward shall make out a fair 
and exact copy of the record of all votes given in at the annual 
meeting for the election of representatives to the general court, and 
shall certify upon said copy that the same is a true copy of said 
record, and shall seal said copy, and direct and deliver the same to 
the clerk of the board of inspectors of the check-lists, with a 
superscription upon the same expressing the purport thereof, within 
twf) days after such meeting. 

Sect. 8. Any officer or other person neglecting or refusing to Penalty for 
comply with the terms of this act, or offencling against the provi- ""^**"'" "^ '^'^^■ 
sions hereof, where punishment is not already provided by this act, 
shall, upon conviction thereof, 1)e jninished by imprisonment in the 
county jail not more than six months, or by a fine not exceeding 
five hundred dollars, to be paid for the use of the county of Hills- 
borough. 

Sect. 9. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing 
hereby repealed. clause. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Ap- Act takes effect 
proved Jidy 3, 1872.] ^^^ "^ ^"^^"«^- 



•^^ ~ Chaptek XC. [1872. 

CHAPTER LXXXIX. 

AN ACT IN AJVfENDMENT OF THE CHARTER <)E THE CITY OF 

MANCHESTER. 

SKCTION SE(!TU)N 

1. Mayor and aklenueu to appoint cil.y otiicer:*. :>,. Mayor and president of coujuioii council ex- 

each having veto on the other. i „^v;,o members of school coniniittee. 

2. Assessors to return ratable polls on hack of I 4 Keiiealiu" clause. 

chei'k-lists. 

Be it enacted In/ the Senate and H"us<' of Hr present ativei^ hi G-eneral 
Court conoened : 

Mayor and ai- SECTION 1. Tile uuiyor uucl aUlpiiiieii uf tilt' cit v of Manchester 
poiui'cUy o'lVi- shall have full aiid exclusive power to appoint a city marshal, assis- 
?ng%ctoon'iiir ^'I'lt'S, constables, ^volicenien, watchnieii and truant officers, and to 
other. remove the same fr(jm t)ffice for sufficient cause, the mayor and 

aldermen each having- a negative on the other. 
Af>scssors to re- Sect. '1. The usscssors of Said city sliall ])erform all the duties 
polls o'h iii'ick ot rec] aired of selectmen of tt)\vns and wards in relation to preparing 
check-lists. .^j^^j entering the Jianies of ratable polls upon the back of the check- 
Hst, and shall take the oath ])rescril)ed by chapter five of the pam- 
phlet laws of 1871, and any assessor who shall swear falsely in 
taking saitl oath shall be taken and <leemed to be guilty of wilful 
and corru})t perjury, and be liable to the i)unishment prescribed 
therefor. 
Mayor .iiid Sect. -1. The mayor aiul president of the connnon council shall 

coiimion council be ex-ojficiu meml)ers of the boartl of school connnittees ior said city, 
hQrforJ^wT '^'^^^^ shall have all the powers and privileges to which other members 
committee. ,)f school conmiittees aiv by law entitled, and the mayor shall be 

chairman of the board. 
Kepeaiins Sect. 4. Cha})ter one hundred of the pamphlet laws of 1870, 

and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby 
repealed. [Approved July -5, 1872.] 



CHAPTER XC. 

AN ACT CHANGING THE DAY OF ELECTION OF THE CITY OFFICERS 
OV THP: city OF PORTSMOUTH. 



Section 

1. Annual meeting to be on second Tuesday of 
March— term of ottice of incumbents to 
expire in March, \\^TA. 



Skction 
•1. When mayor and aldermen to be ijiialirted. 
.'5. Act takes elfect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and ffoume of Hepresentativeis in General 
Court convened: 

Annual meet- SECTION 1. That the ainuial meeting of the inhabitants of the 
second Tuesday ^ity of Portsmouth for the choice of city and town officers shall be 
ofS'o7i.?-°' lioiden on the sect)nd Tuesday of March' in each year; and all city, 
expire ii''^" ^''^^'^ i^'i^l town officers who are chosen by the people shall be chosen 

March, 1873. 



1872.] Chaptek XCI. 65 

by biillol, and shall hold their respective olhces i'ur one year from, 
and including said second Tuesday of March, and until others are 
chosen and qualified in their stead ; and the term of offtce of the 
present incumbents, or of any person who may be chosen to fill any 
existing vacancy, or any vaeancy which may hereafter occur, shall 
expire on the second Tu(!sday of INhireh, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, or as soon there- 
after, as other officers chosen in their stead shall be (pialilied ac- 
cording to law. 

Skcp. '2. The mayor, aldermen and connnon council shall meet wii.n mny.n 
in convention for the piu'2)ose of Iteing (jualitied, as recpiired by law, i',c",|ll;iii!i'''i'." 
on the first Tuesday of A[)ril in eat'li year. 

Sect. o. This act shall take eff:ect upon its ])assage. fApproved Art takes .•ircct 
June Jo, 187 2. J 



CHAPTER XCI. 

AN ACrr TO ENABLE THE TOWN t)F KEENE TO CONSTRUCT AND 
MAINTAIN AN ADDITIONAL EESEKVOIB POND. 

Section | Section 

1. Keene authorized to construct additional 2. Act takes ettect on its passage, 
reservoir. | 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The town of Keene, in the county of Cheshire, is Keene author- 
hereby authorized to construct and maintain an additional reservoir- s^nle^^ ad.'ii- 
pond in said town in connection with the town water works ; and ^^"^"^^ reservoir. 
for that purpose to procure by purchase, or otherwise, and to hold 
the necessary lands, rights and aj)purtenances required for the same, 
and for conducting water to and from said pond ; and in obtaining and 
securing the same said town shall be subject to all the duties, and 
have all the rights contained in section two of an act entitled " An 
act to enable the town of Keene to establish water works," ap- 
proved July 3, 1861 ; and the provisions contained in said section 
of said act shall be in force, and be applicable to the procuring and 
appraisal of lands, rights and appurtenances, and to the construction 
and maintenance of said additional reservoir pond, the whole expense 
of the same not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved Act takes ettect 

June 25, 1872.] on its passage. 



66 Chapter XCIII. [1872. 



CHAPTER XCII. 

AN ACT FURTHER TO EXTEND THE CHARTER OF THE CHESHIRE 
PROVIDENT INSTITUTION FOR SAVINGS. 

Section I Section 

1. Charter extended for twoiity years. | 2. Name changed. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : > 

ciiarter extend- SECTION 1. Tliat ail act entitled '' An act to incorporate the 
years. '^^^"'^ Cheshire Provident Institution for Savings," approved Jnly 5, 
1883, and continued in force for twenty years from July 1, ISoo, 
by an act entitled "• An act to extend the charter of the Cheshire 
Provident Institution for Savings," approved July 2, 1851, be and 
is hereby C(nitinued in force for the term of twenty years from and 
after July 1, 1873 ; and said institution shall have and possess all 
the powers, rights and privileges in said act granted, and be sub- 
ject to all tlie duties and liahilities thereljy imposed, and shall be 
subject to the general laws of the state, and to such laws and regu- 
lations as the legislature may from time to time prescribe for the 
government of similar institutions. 
Name changed Sect. 2. Said institution may be known by the name of the 
Cheshire Provident Institution, and may sue and be sued by that 
name, as well as by the corporate name hereinbefore designated. 
[Approved June 26, 1872.] 



CHAPTER XCIII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO 
INCORPORATE THE LADIEs' BENEVOLENT SOCIETY IN WIN- 
CHESTER," PASSED .JUNE SESSION, 1854. 

Section , Section 

1. Corporalinn ;nifhoriz(«l f.i liold .'jJltl.OOO in 2. Reiiealing clause. 

real estate. I .3. Act takesetl'ect on its i)assage. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court conve7ied: 

Corporation au- SECTION 1. Said societv mav purchase, hold and convey personal 
.So!ooo hl'reai''' and real estate, not exceeding in value at any one time the sum of 
estate. ^^j^ thousaiid dollars. 

Repealing Sect. 2. So iiiuch of the sccoiid section of the act to which this 

clause. ^^^ -^ ^^^ amendment, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, is 

hereby repealed. 
Act takes ertect Sect. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
on its passage. ["Approved June 26, 1872.] 



1872.] Chaptek XCV. (57 



CHAPTER XCIV. 

AN ACT IN UKLATION TO UNION S(;ilOOL DISPRICP Nl'MliKli, ONK, 

IN Til TON. 

Section I Skciiox 

1. Actimis of (lislrii-ts ialilic(l mid cciiiliniicil. :?. Act tiikes i^ll^cl i>ii its luissajjt!. 

2. Boaiil of uiliicatioii aullioiizt'il. | 

JSe it enacted hy the Senate mid Hoiii^e of ltej)rei<entativeK in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The action of school districts numl)ere(l two and apHohs of .n-;- 
twenty-eight, in Tilton, in the connty of Belknap, and ten, in North- Lnl't'connnne.!. 
field, in the connty of Merrimack, in nniting and forming Union 
school district number one, in Tilton, is hereby ratified and con- 
firmed ; and all the votes passed and acts done by said Union school 
district number one, or by any of its committees, are also hereby 
made legal. 

Sect. 2. Said Union school district number one is hereby author- if^i'i ^>f e.haa- 
ized to choose by ballot, and by major vote of those present and act- "'"'*" "'"^'" ' 
ing, at any legal meeting duly called and holden for that purpose, 
and thereafterwards annually in the same manner as prudential com- 
mittees of school districts are now Ijy law chosen, a board of educa- 
tion, consisting of not less than three, or iiiore than five inhabitants 
of said district, which board of education, after being duly quali- 
fied, shall have the same powers within said di:>trict as superintend- 
ing committees of towns and prudential committees of districts 
now by law possess ; and the superintending committees of either 
Tilton or Northfield shall have no power or jurisdiction within the 
limits of said Union school district number one, after the passage 
of this act. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its i)assage. Act takes effe.t 
[Approved June 25, 1872.] on it. passage. 



CHAPTER XCV. 

AN ACT TO incorporate THE LACONIA WATER WORKS. 

Section Section 



1. Corporation establisheil. 

2. Powers and duties. 

3. Land, &c., may be taken hy connty ccnimis- 

sioners. 

4. Right of api)eal. 

5. Capital stock limited. 



6. Authorized to borrow money on bonds, or 

notes, &c. 

7. Towns, &c., authorized to take stock to lim- 

ited amount. 

8. First meeting, how called, its powers, &c. 
0. Act takes ertect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That John C. Moulton, Joseph P. Pitman, Albert corporation es- 
G. Folsom, Peley Putnam, John W. Busiel, Joseph S. Tilton, Gard- t^^'-''^''-^'^- 
ner Cook, Joseph Ranlet, Samuel W. Sanders, EUery A. Hibbard, 
George W. Stevens, and their associates, successors and assigns are 



68 Chapter XCV. [1872, 

constituted a corporation by the name of tlie Laconia Water 
Works ; and by that name may be and hereby are capable in law 
to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, 
in any courts of record, and in any other place whatever, and also 
to make, have and use a common seal ; and also to ordain, estab- 
lish and put in execution such by-laws, ordinances and regulations 
as to them shall appear necessary and convenient for the govern- 
ment of said corporation and the prudent management of its af- 
fairs, provided that such by-laws, ordinances and regulations shall 
in no wise be contrary to the laws and constitution of this state, 
and to choose such officers as the said corporation shall deem neces- 
sary and convenient. 
Powers an.i iiii- Sect. 2. The Said corporation is hereby authorized and empow- 
"'*'"• ered to construct, manage, maintain and own water works, for the 

purpose of introducing an adequate supply of water into Laconia 
village, so-called, in the towns of Laconia and (xilford, for the use 
of the citizens of said village for extinguishing fires, and for such 
other purposes as may be required, and for that purpose may pur- 
chase and hold real estate not exceeding in value at the time when 
the same shall be so acquired, the sum of twenty thousand dollars, 
and erect, construct and maintain such dams, reservoirs and build- 
ings as may be necessary for such water works, and dig ditches and 
break up ground in the highways and streets of said village, place 
and maintain pipes therein for conducting water, relay and change 
the same from time to time, due regard being paid to the safety of 
the citizens and the security of pul)lic travel ; may contract with 
individuals and corporations for suj'jplying them with water, and 
make such contracts, establish such tolls and charge such rents for 
the use of water as shall be deemed reasonable. 
LiiiPi may be Sect. 3. If Said Corporation shall not be able to secure on satis- 
cOTuiniHsioners!^ factory tcrms the necessary lauds and rights of water for said water 
works, including the right to lay and maintain pipes when required, 
said corporation may apply to the county commissioners for the 
county of Belknap, to assess the damages to the owners of such 
lands or rights of water ; and said commissioners, after notice to the 
parties interested and a hearing thereon, if it shall appear that any 
lands, right of water, or rights to lay and maintain pipes are re- 
quired by said corporation for said water works, shall assess and 
award damages to the owner of such lands or rights adjudged to be 
required for the purpose of said water works, which assessment and 
award shall be in writing and filed in the office of the town clerk of 
said Laconia within ten days after the same is completed, and upon 
payment or tender to the owner of the sum so assessed, the rights 
so taken shall be vested in said corporation. 
Rigut of appeal. Sect. 4. The Same right of a})peal from such award shall exist 
as in the case of lands taken for highways by the action of said 
commissioners. 
Capital stock Sect. 5. Tlic Capital stock of said corporation shall consist of a 
^"""'' '• sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into 

such number of shares as said corporation shall deem proper, each 
of which shall be entitled to one vote in all proceedings of said 
corporation. 
Authorized to Sect. 6. Said Corporation is authorized to borrow money to de- 
!'n'bon,iso'"'"'' fray the expense of said works, not exceeding in all one-half the 

notes, etc. 



1872.] Chapter XCVI. 69 

cost thereof, and to issue tJie notes, l)Oiuls oi' obligations of said 
corporation tlicrefor, ])aya])le at such times and at sucli rates of in- 
terest not exceeding three and one-half })ei' cent senii-annuall}', as 
they may determine, and may, if they deem expedient, secure such 
notes, bonds or obligations by a mortgage of all their estate, real 
and personal, which mortgage shall be recoi'ded in the office of the 
register of deeds for Belknaj) county. 

Sect. 7. Said towns of (lilford and Laconia, or either of them. Towns. &c.,aii- 
or the fire precinct wherein said water works may be located, at any storkT' ihHued 
meeting duly called for such purpose may, by a two-thirds vote of *"i"""'t' 
all the legal voters present and voting at said meeting, raise by tax 
or loan such sums of money as they shall deem expedient, not ex- 
ceeding five per cent of the valuation thereof as made by the asses- 
sors for the year in winch said meeting shall be holden, and appro- 
priate the same to the i)urchase of shares of the capital stock of said 
water works, or in payment for water for fire purposes, oi- may by a 
like vote guarantee the payment of said bonds, or the interest there- 
on, upon such terms and conditions as they shall deem proper. 

Sect. 8. The five persons first mentioned in this act, or any First meeting, 
three of them, may call a meeting of the members of said corpora- pfjwe*isl*ete/** 
tion as soon as may be, at such time and place as they may see fit, 
by giving personal notice to each of them, or by posting up a notice 
to >hat effect in two public places in said Laconia village, seven 
days previous to said meeting, at which meeting the members may 
determine upon the time when and the manner of calling the annual 
and all other meetings of said corporation. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after Act takes ettect 
its passage. [Approved July 3, 1872.] "" '*^ p'^^^'*^^- 



CHAPTER XCVI. 

AN ACT INCORPORATING THE CLAREMONf AND WHITE RIVER 
JUNCTION RAILROAD. 

Sectiox I Section 

1. Corporation established. 4. Tolls to bo establi8he<l. 

2. Its powers and duties. 5. First meeHiig, liow called. 

3. Capital .stock limited. I 6. Ae^ takes ettect on its passage— when voi<l 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. Orlando Powers, Joel F. Raynsford, James M. Da- covpoiation es- 
vidson, Sylvanus W. Bryant, George W. Hunt, Charles E. Jackson, ^«^'»^"^''- 
Henry M. Day, Lemuel Martindale, Henry Gould. Timothy A. 
Gleason, Joseph B. Comings, Chauncy P. Jenney, JohnT. Duncan, 
Farnum J. Morgan, Merit" F. Penniman, Albon P. Wood, ; alston 
H. Penniman, John J. Borrows, David F. Sticknev, William O. 
True, Converse Cole, Samuel Bean, Otis F. R. Waite, Hosea W. 
Parker, George H. Stowell, John T. Brock, and George Blood, 
their associates, successors and assigns, are hereby made a corpora- 



70 



Chapter XCVIl. 



[1872. 



Its powers and 
duties. 



(.'ajjital stocl 
llniited. 



Tolls to be es- 
tablished. 



First meeting 
how called. 



Act takes eitect 
on its passage — 
when void. 



tioii by the name of the Chiremont and White River Junction rail- 
road, with all the rights, powers and privileges, and subject to all 
the liabilities and restrictions set forth in the general laws which 
now are or hereafter may be in force, relating to railroad corporations. 

Se('T. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to locate, 
construct and maintain a railroad not exceeding six rods in Avidth, 
with necessary additions for excavations and embankments, from 
some convenient })oint in the town of Claremont, through the towns 
of Cornish, Plaiiifield and J^ebanon, to any })oint on the west bank of 
the Connecticut river in said town of Lebanon. Said corporation 
shall have a right to lease its road to any other railroad corporation, 
established under the laws of this state, with wliich it shall connect. 

Sect. 8. The capital stock of this corporation shall consist of 
not more than ten thousand shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation u})on all 
persons and property which may be trantiported by said railroad, at 
such rates as may from time to time be determined by the directors ; 
and all the powers herein granted to this corporation, relating to 
the locating, constructing and maintaining said railroad, are hereby 
vested in the directors of this corporation for the time being. 

Sect. 5. The three persons lirst named in this act may call the 
first meeting of the grantees hereinbefore named, by publishing no- 
tice of the time and place of meeting, in some newspaper published 
in the county of Sullivan, and some newspaper published in the 
county of Grafton, one week before the day named for such 
meeting. 

Sect. 6. This act shall be void as to all that part of the railroad 
line herein named, not constructed and completed within ten years 
from the passage thereof; and this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. [Approved Jidy 8, 1872.] 



CHAPTER XCVII. 

AN ACT INGOEPORATING THE RYE BEACH RAILROAD. 



Section 

1. Corporation established 

2. Its powers and duties. 
.3. Capital stix^k limited. 



Section 

4. Tolls to be established. 

5. First meeting, how called. 

6. Act takes efiect on its passage - 



• when void. 



Corporation es- 
tablished. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Mepresentatives in Geyieral 
Court convened : 

Section 1. Emmons B. Philbrick, Frank A. Philbrick, Frank 
Jones, Cyrus Eastman, David Jenness, John Batchelder, Job Jen- 
ness, Albert Batchelder, Gilman H. Jenness, Eben L. Seavey and 
William Walker, their associates, successors and assigns, are liereby 
made a corporation by the name of the Rye Beach railroad, witli 
all the rights, powers and privileges, and sul)ject to all the liabilities, 
duties and restrictions set forth in the general laws wliicli now are or 
hereafter may ))e in force relating to railroad corporations. 



1872.] Chapter XCVIII. 71 

Sect. 2. Said cc)i'[)()i'ali()i) is autljoiizcdiiiul c'ni[H)were(l to locate, hr p^wuixaiKi 
construct and maintain a railroad not exceeding six rods in width. ''""'^'*- 
with necessary additions for excavations and em])iniknients, from 
some convenient ])oint on the Eastern railroad in Hampton, throngli 
the towns of North Hampton and Uye, to some convenient point 
upon said Eastern railroad, or the Concord and Portsmouth railroad 
in the city of Portsmouth, with the right to connect with the East- 
ern railroad in Hampton and Portsmouth, or with said Concord and 
Portsmouth railroad in said Portsmouth, and to lease its railroad to 
either of said corporations. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of this cor})oration shall consist <>fJi;',[f,',!lJ '"'"'* 
not more than ten thousand shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all ■I''■'l^"t'•''f■ e»- 
persons and property which may be transported by said railroad, at ' ' 
such rates as may fi'om time to time be determined by the directors; 
and all the powers herein granted to this corporation relating to the 
locating, constructing and maintaining said railroad are hereby vested 
in the directors of this corporation for the time being. 

Sect. 5. The three persons first named in this act may call the Fhsi uKtiinK. 
first meeting of the grantees hereinbefore named, by publishing no- ''"«' '^a''^**- 
tice of the time and place of meeting in some newspaper published 
in the county of Rockingham, one week before the day named for 
such meeting. 

Sect. 6. This act shall be void as to all that part of the rail- Act takes otiect 
road line herein named not constructed and completed within ten """^*^^'**''*^*'" 
years from the passage hereof. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. [Approved June 26, 1872.] 



CHAPTER X C V 11 J . 

AN ACT INCORPORATING THE IRON MOUNTAIN RAU.ROAl). 

Section i SKtrnos 

1. Corporation e»taT)lislieil, j 4. Tolls to be established. 

2. Powers and duties. | 5. First uieeting, how calleil. 

3. Cajutal stock limited. I C. Act takes ett'eet on its jiassage — when void. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and ffonse of Reprei<entatives hi General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. John W Sanborn, George W. (). Pitman. George oj 
William Burleigh, Benjamin T. Reed, J. Avery Richards, William tabUshcd. 
T. Foote, John H. Reed, Joseph Q. Roles and Charles B. Gafney, 
their associates, successors and assigns, are hereby made a corpora- 
tion by the name of the Iron Mountain railroad, Avith all the rights, 
powers and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, duties and 
restrictions set forth in the general laws, which now are or liere- 
after may be in force, relating to railroad corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to lo- Powers an<i 
cate, construct and maintain a railroad not exceeding six rods in '^"^*®*'- 
width, with necessary additions for excavations and embankments, 



Drjioration es- 



72 



Chapter XCIX. 



[1872. 



Capital stock 
limited. 

Tolls to be es- 
tablished. 



First meeting, 
how called. 



Act takes ert'ect 
(III its passage — 
when void. 



from some convenient point in Bartlett in the county of Carroll, 
through saitl town of Bartlett and the town of Conway, in said 
county, to connect at any convenient point in either of said towns 
with any other railroad or railroads, and lease its railroad to any 
railroad corporation with which it may so connect. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of this corporation shall consist of 
not more than four thousand shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 4. A toll is here!)y granted to said corporation upon all 
persons and property which may be transported by said railroad, at 
such rates as may from time to time be determined by the directors ; 
and all the powers herein granted to this corporation, relating to 
the locating, constructing and maintaining said railroad, are hereby 
vested in the directors of this corporation for the time being. 

Sect. 5. The three persons first named in this act may call the 
first meeting of the grantees hereinbefore named, by publishing no- 
tice of the time and place of meeting in some newspaper published 
in said county of Carroll, one week before the day named for such 
meeting. 

Sect. 6. This act shall be void as to all that part of the railroad 
line herein named not constructed and completed within ten years 
from the passage thereof. And this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER XCIX. 

AN ACT TO UNITE THE WEST AMESBURY BRANCH RAILROAD COM- 
PANY, IN THIS STATE, WITH THE WEST AIMESBURY BRANCH 
RAILROAD COMPANY IN MASSACHUSETTS. 



Section 
1. Terms of union prescribed. 
2 One or more directors in this state. 

3. Capital stock limited. 

4. Accounts — commissioners, hoAV appointed, 

&c. 



Section 

5. Liabilities of corporation, &c., in this state. 

6. Repealing clause. 

7. When act to be in force. 

8. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate a7id House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Terms of union 
prescribed. 



Section 1 . The West Amesbury Branch Railroad Company, in- 
corporated by an act of the legislature of this state at the June 
session, 1868, is hereby authorized to unite with the West Ames- 
bury Branch Railroad Company incorporated in the state of Massa- 
chusetts, whenever said corporations may agree thereto ; and upon 
such union the stockholders of one corporation shall l)ecome stock- 
holders of the other, and the two corporations shall <3onstitute one 
corporation, by the name of the West Amesbury Branch Railroad 
Company ; and the franchises, property and powers acquired under 
the authorities of said states, respectively, shall be held and enjoyed 
by all the stockholders in proportion to the number of shares, or 
amount of property lield by them, respectively, in either or both of 
said corporations. 



1872.] Chapter C. 78 

Sect. 2. One or move of the directors of said company shall, at one or mor*. di- 



rectors in I hie 
state. 



ill! times, he an inhabitant of this state, on whom process against 
said company may be legally served : and said company shall be 
held to answer in the jurisdiction where the service is made, and the 
process is returnable. 

Sect. 3. The capital sto(;k of said coiporation shall not exceed t;ai;iiHi sio.it 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, which sliall be divided into ''""''''• 
shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 4. Said company shall keep sc]jaratc accounts of its ex- Accounts - 
penditures in this state and Massachusct.s, resj)ectively, and two ^^"a'pj;^ 
conniiissioners shall be appointed, one by the governor of each state, *^- 
to hold their office for the term of three years, and to be reasonably 
compensated by said company, who shall decide what [)ortion of all 
expenditures, and all receipts and profits [)roperly pertain to that 
portion of the road lying in the two states, respectively; and the 
annual report required to be made to the legislature of this state 
shall be approved by said commissioners. 

Sect. o. Said company and the stockholders therein, so far as Liiii)iiiiieh of 
their road is situate in this state, shall be subject to all the duties &t.!."in^ti',^"" 
and liabilities created by the laws of this state to the same extent ''***^- 
they would have been if the union of the aforesaid corporations had 
not taken place. 

Sect. 6. All parts of the act incorporating said company at the Repealing 
•June session of the legislature in 18H8, inconsistent with this act, '^^''"""'' 
are repealed. 

Sect. 7. Any of the foregoing provisions shall not take effect wben ad to be 
until the same shall have been adopted by the stockholders of said '" ^"'''^''• 
corporations respectively, at meetings duly called for that purpose. 

Sect, 8. This act shall take effect upon ^ts passage. [Approved Acttaiief. effect 

June 26, 1872.] on its passage. 



CHAPTER C 



AN ACT CONSTITUTING THE NASHUA, ACTON AND BOSTON RAIL- 
ROAD COMPANY A CORPORATION WITHIN THIS STATE. 

Section ' Section 

1. Corporation in Massachnsetts constituted ] 3. Corporation a,uthorizerl to lease their road. 

one in this state. 4. Charter subject to legislative control. 

2. Powers of the corporation. I .5. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Seriate arid Home of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That the Nashua, Acton and Boston Railroad Com- corporation in 
pany, a corporation dulv organized agreeably to the provisions of Massachusetts 

. £ A ^ -ij " r-.i /^ "i-i /.-« r^ , constituted on« 

an act of the legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Jn this state. 
approved April 10, A. D. 1871, be and hereby is constituted a 
corporation within this state, under the authority thereof, and with 
all the rights and privileges, liabilities and duties incident, by the 
laws of this state, to railroad corporations, and with all the powers 
necessary and proper to carry into effect the purposes of this act. 
10 



74 Chapter CI. [1872. 

Powers oil he Sect. 2. Said corporatioii is hereby Hutliorized to exteiid, locate. 

(orpciatioii. i,uiicl and maintain its railroad from the northerly line of tne Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts, through the city of Nashua, in the 
county of Hillsborough, and to connect the same with any otliei' 
railroad terminating in said ^iashua, according to the provisions oi' 
the laws of this state. . 

Corporal inn au- Sect. 3. Said corporatic n are authorized to lease their road to 

lease HuirK at. any othcr railroad corporation in this state, and said raib'oads are 
authorized to make such other contracts in relation to the use and 
operation of their railroads as to the directors theieof, may be 
deemed expedient to accommodate the travel and tiansportation 
upon the same. 

Charter subject Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend or wholly repeal this 

controi!*^'^' act, wheiiever in their opinion the i)ublic good may require the 
same to be done. 

Act takef. ettect Se(.'T. 5. Tliis act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved 

on its passage. J^^j^^, 27, 1872.] 



C^ H A P T E R C I . 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THP: WHITE MOI'NTAINS, N. H., AND 
THE BOSTON, OONOORD AND MONTREAL RAILROADS. 

Skctiom I SKCTIoX 

1. Time exlemled fur cniislMufidn tn Nurtli- | 2.- Provision as In bonds antl iiK)rtgaji;es. 
umberland. I 3. Act takes ertect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and Huu^e of Representatives in Greneral 
Court concened : 

Time extended SECTION 1. That the time for the construction of the road of 
to Northmnber- the White Mountaiiis (N H.) railroad to its connection with the 
land. Atlantic and St Lawrence railroad, in Northumberland, is hereb}" 

extended to the first day of September, 1872. 
Provision as to Sect. 2. In case the union of the White Mountains (N. H.) 
mortgage's. railroad with the Boston, Concord and Montreal railroad shall 
hereafter be made as authorized by the act of July 7, 187i, rela- 
tive thereto, any and all bonds which may be issued, and mortgage 
for the security thereof made, on the part of said Boston, C^oncord 
and Montreal railroad, in pursuance of the vote of that corpora- 
tion at its annual meeting held May 27, 1872, authorizing the 
same, shall be valid and Iniiding according to the teims theieof ; 
provided^ however, that no legal claims existing on any of the prop- 
erty included in said mortgage, at the time of the execution of the 
same, shall be impaired thereby. 
Act takes effect Sect. 3. This act sluill take effcct ui^oii its ])assage. rAp])roved 

or. its passage. .1^1^3,1872.] 



1872.] 



Chapter CIIl 



75 



CHAPTER CI I. 

AN ACT IN iVMENDMENT OF AN A("T ENTITLED " AN ACT TO IN- 
(JORPORATK THE PORTSMOUTH AND DOVER RAILROAD." 



Hection 
1. Increase of (rajiilal Hinck antliovized. 



Section 
2. Ac( takes ertect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of /iepresetita.tives in Greneral 
Court ('onvened : 

Section 1. That the words "'four thousand,"' in the second line Licrease of cap- 
of the third section, in the act to M'hich this act is an amendment, nu.rizeM. *" 
be stricken out. and the words "' seven thousand '' inserted in place 
thereof, so that the capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
not less than three thousand, and not more than seven thousand 
shares. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. T Approved Act takes eHect 

June 26,1872.] .- us pas«a,e. 



CHAPTER C I II . 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HILLS- 
BOROUGH AND PETERBOROUGH RAILROAD, PASSED JULY 7, 1869. 



Section 

1. Mortgage autlKJiized. 

2. stockholders to (ietenniiie interest. 



Section 
3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That said Hillsborough and Peterborough Railroad Mortgage jiu- 
Company may mortgage their said road, or any part thereof, and 
issue bonds not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars in 
amount, in such denominations and payable at such times as said 
company shall direct. 

Sect. 2. The interest on said bonds shall be paid at such times stockholders to 
and at such a rate per cent, as the stockholders of said company t^TlsT""^ '"' 
shall by vote determine, at any meeting legally called for that pur- 
pose. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Ap- Act takes ettect 

proved July 3. 1872.] • ^ on its passage. 



76 Chapter CV. [1872. 



CHAPTER CIV. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO THE ACT INCORPORATING THE WINDSOR 
AND FOREST LINE RAILROAD. 

Section • Section 

1. Increase of cai>ital authoiizeiJ. i 3. Act takes eftect on Its passage. 

2. Authorizpil to lease roaii. 

Be it enacted hy the /Senate and House of Representatives in G-eneral 
Court convened. 

Increase of cap- SECTION 1. The Wiiidsov and Forest Line railroad is hereby 

itai authorized, authorized to increase its capital stock not exceedin^• five hundred 
thousand dollars. 

AuUiorize<i to Sect. '1. For the purpose of encoura*^ing sul)scriptions to the 
capital stock of said railroad and ensuring its construction, the said 
corporation may make and execute a lease of its road to any other 
connecting railroad, either before or after its construction. 

Act takes effect Sect. 8. This act shall take cffcct upou its passage. [Approved 
July 8, 187 i] 



lease load. 



on its passage. 



C HAP T E R C V 



AN ACT IN ADDITION TO THE ACT INCORPORATING THE MAN- 
CHESTER AND KEENE RAILROAD. 

Section 1 Section 

1. Increase of capital authorizeii. i 3. Act takes effect on its passage. 

2. Authorized to lease road. I 

Be it enacted hy the Seyiate and House of Representatives in General 

Court convened : 

Increase of cap- SECTION 1. The Manchester and Keene railroad is hereby au- 

itai authorized. ^j^Qj-ized to increase its capital stock not exceeding three hundred 
thousand dollars. 

Authorized to Sect. 2. For the purpose of encouraging subscriptions to the 
capital stock of said railroad and ensuring its construction, the said 
corporation may make and execute a lease of its road to any other 
connecting railroad corporation, either before or after its (construction. 

Act takes effect Sect. 3. This act sliall take effect upon its passagc. [Approved 

on its passage. J^jy 3^ 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter CVIl. 77 

(IH AFTER CV\. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE NORTHERN RAILROAD TO EXTEND 
ITS ROAD AT BRISTOL. 

Section i Section 

I. Exteusiou of roa<l In BiiMtuI villitgu author- 2. Act lakes ettec^t on itn paHBa^fe. 

ized. &c. I 

Be it enacted hij the Senate and House of Reprt^neHtaflvex in Genera/ 
Court convened : 

Seotkjn 1. That the Northern railroad is hereby authorized to Extension of 
extend and construct its road at Bristol to such a point in the village vmage'auVhor- 
in said town, as it may desire; and to change the location of|and i^'''^*'- 
to discontinue such parts of its road in that town as it may think 
proper in case such extension be made. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passaj^e. TApproved Act takes eire.n 

Julys, 1872.] F » L FF „„,tspassage. 



CHAPTER CVII. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WOODSVILLE MANtJFAOTUBINQ 

COMPANY. 

Sbc'TIon Sectiox 

1. Corporation constituted — its powers. 4. Subject to legislative control. 

■2. Location, business and capital stock. 5. Act takes eftect on its passage. 
.S. First meeting, how called. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Houae of Mepresentatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That James E. Henry, Alvi T. Baldwin, C B. corporation 
Smith, their associates, successors and assigns, be and they hereby its powers. 
are incorporated and made a body politic by the name of the 
Woodsville Manufacturing Company, and by that name may sue 
and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, 
and shall be and hereby are vested with all the powers and privi- 
leges and subject to all the liabilities incident to corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corpt)ration is heieby autliorized and empowered Location, busi- 
to commence, establish and carry on the business of manufacturing "ttrck^"' ''*^"* 
lumber, woolen and cotton goods, and also the business of making 
machinery, together with such other branches of manufacture as 
are or from time to time may be necessarily or conveniently con- 
nected therewith, on ov near the easterly bank of the Connecticut 
river, in the towns of Haverhill and Bath, in the county of Graf- 
ton ; and for these purposes may build and maintain a dam across 
said Connecticut river, at any point between the Boston. Concord 
and Montreal raih'oad bridge, across said 'river in said Haverhill, 
and the Narrows, so called, in said river, and in said Bath, and may 



78 



Chapter CVITI. 



[1872» 



First meeting, 
how called. 



also build and maintain all such flumes, penstocks, canals and build- 
ings as the objects of this act may require, and may acquire and 
hold or alienate real and personal estate to an amount not exceed- 
ing five hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. Either of the corporators named in this act may call 
the first meeting of said corporation by giving personal notice to 
each of the other corporators, three days previous to the first meet- 
ing, at which meeting or any subsequent meeting duly holden, all 
proper officers may be chosen and their duties prescribed, and by- 
laws adopted, and all such other business done and all such other 
regulations made as may be meet and proper. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend, or rej)eal this act 
whenever in their judgment the public good may require it. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved 

on its passage, j^^^^^ ^G, 1872.] 



Subject to legis 
lative control. 



Act takes eJt'ect 



CHAPTER CVIII. 

AN act to incorporate THE SQQAM FALLS MANUFACTURING 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted — its powers. 

2. Location and business. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. First meeting, how called. &c. 



Section 

5. Officers and by-laws. 

6. Subject to general laws. 

7. Charter takes etfect on its passage, and sub- 

ject to legislative control. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of .Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Corporation 
constituted - 
its powers. 



Location and 
business. 



Section 1. That N,athaniel M. Shaw, Jonathan F. Keyes, Joseph 
A. Dodge, Thomas N. Hughes, Thomas P. Cheney, Joseph Bur- 
rows, then- associates, successors and assigns, be and are hereby 
made a body corporate by the name and style of the Squam Falls 
Manufacturing Company, and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall be 
and are herel^y invested with all the powers and privileges, and 
made subject to all the liabilities, of similar corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to establish and 
carry on, in the towns of New Hampton in the county of Belknap, 
and Bridgewater in the county of (jrafton, at Squam Falls on the 
Pemigewasset river, the l)usiness of manufacturing lumber in all its 
various forms and all goods Avhich may be made, in whole or in part, 
of wool, cotton, linen, silk, or any other materials which may be 
wrought into yarns, woven or felted fabrics, together with such me- 
chanic arts of wood, iron and steel necessarily connected therewith, 
and for that purpose may pur(?hase, take and hold real and personal 
estate not exceeding in value at any one time the sum of five hun- 
dred thousand dollars, and may erect such dam or dams across said 
Pemigewasset river, at or near said Squam falls, and such buildings, 
shops, mills and machinery, and construct such other works as may 



1872.] Chapter C'IX. .79 

be necessaiv in and alioul llie nianutactuit's aforesaid, and the same 
may alienate and dispose of at pleasure. 

Sect. 8. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of ( ju'itai »i."k. 
such sum as said corporat(us shall deteiTnine, not exceeding the sum 
of five hundred thousand dollars. 1<> l)e divided into shares of one 
hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 4. That Nathaniel M. Shaw. Jonatlian F. Keyes, Joseph Fii«t nieeiiiia. 
A. Dodge and Thomas N. Hughes, or any two of them, are hereby '"" '^^^ ^' ' ^' 
authorized to call the first meeting of said corpoiation, at such time 
and place in the state of New Fiampshire as they think proper, by 
giving notice thereof in any newspaper printed in said county of 
Belknap, and also in any newspaper printed in Concord in said state, 
or by giving' to, or leaving at the usual place of abode of each of 
said corporators a written or printed notice of the time and place of 
said meeting, at least seven days prior to said meeting, for the pur- 
pose of organizing and transacting any business necessary and proper 
to carry into effect the provisions and intentions of this act. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation may choose all such officers, and pass officurs ami v.y- 
any by-laws not inconsistent with this act and the constitution and '''*^'*" 
laws of this state, as they n_ay deem necessary to carry out the pro- 
visions and intentions of this act. 

Sect. 6. This act shall be saljject to all the provisions and re- subject to gen- 
strictions of the laws of this state in relation to corpoi-ations. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after charter taken 
its passage, and may be altered, amended or repealed whenever the sage!.inri*^s,JiT*" 
public good shall require. [Approved .June 26, 1872.] livecontrof^" 



CHAPTER CIX. 

AN ACT TO INCOJEiPORATE THE WILMOT CAMP MEETING ASSOm- 
ATION OF THE METHODIST EPIS(!OPAL CHURCH. 

Sectiun Skction 

1. Covporatiim foiistltntt-il — its {hiwcms ;;im1 i o. ( 'orpoiate pmijerty cxeiiipt fviii taxation. 

capital. 4. Sul>.iect to legislative onitnil. 

2. First meeting, lidw called. .5. Act takes ettcd on its passage. 

£e it enacted hy the Senate ond Huii><e of JieprexcnttUives in G-tneral 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That James Pike. George W. Norris, Charles H. ciToratim, 
Chase. Moses T. Cilley. J. Mowrey Bean. Schuyler C. Farnham, us p!.weIt'^«M 
Charles H. Hall, Watson W. Smith, John H. Plillman and Lucian '-'*'''*'''• 
W. Prescott, their associates and successors be, and they hereby are 
made a body politic and corporate by the name of the Wilmot 
Camp Meeting Association, for such religious and moral, charitable 
and benevolent purposes as said corporation may from time to time 
designate, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and 
defend to final judgment and execution, and shall l)e vested with 
all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities of 
corporations of a similar nature, and may take and hold real and 



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Chapter CX. 



[1872. 



First meeting, 
how called. 



Corporate }>r(Ji)- 
erty exempt 
from taxatioi). 

Subject to leg- 
islative control. 



Act takes effect 
on its paH^age. 



personal estate by deed, donation, devise, bequest or otherwise, for 
the purposes of said corporation to an amount not exceeding five 
thousand dollars, and may sell, convey, or otherwise dispose of the 
same at pleasure. 

Sect. 2. That said James Pike, George W. Norris, Charles H. 
Chase and Moses T. Cilley, or any two of them, may call the first 
meeting of said corporation by publishing a notice thereof in the 
•' Zion's Herald," two weeks successively, the last publication to be 
at least ten days prior to said meeting. 

Sect. 8. That the said estate, real and personal, so held by said 
corporation shall be exempt from taxation. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act or 
any of its ^jrovisions, whenever in their opinion the public good 
may requii'e it. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect from aud after its passage. 
[Approved June 26, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CX 



an act authurizing the town of salem to pay certain 
bounttEkS to soldiers and their heirs. 



SE<rrioK 

]. Town authorized to pay liounties, in certain 
eases, and vote latitied. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Home of Representatives in General 
Court eonveyied : 



Town author- SECTION 1. The towu of Salem in the county of Rockingham is 

bounties in cer- hereby authorized to pay one hundred dollars each, to such soldiers 

vote^ratifled" or the hcirs of such deceased soldiers as were mustered into the 

United States service after July 2, 1862, and were credited to said 

town, and who were never paid any bounty by said town, and the 

vote of said town, instructing the selectmen to pay such sums, 

passed March 18, 1872, is hereby legalized. 

Act. takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

on its passage. ^ . t r ■. ^ -. ,-t -. -■ r o 

[Approved June 2b, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter (^.XII. 81 



CHAPTER C X I . 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE TOWN OF WAKREN TO AID IN THE 
CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIRING OF THR MOOSILAUK MOUNTAIN 
ROAD. 

Section i S?:fTioN 

1. Town luithorizeil ti) ai>i>r(ti)ri:i.lf iiioiuy for 2. Act lakes ctl't'cl mi its jiaKsagc. 

coiistnieting and repairing road. ' 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Horcse of Jleprexenfatives m General 
Court convened: 

Se(-tion 1. The town of Warren at any niecitin.o' legally called Town auth..r- 
and holden for that purpose may, upon a majority vote of the legal pTiate'raoSey' 
voters attending and voting at said meeting, appropriate a sum of an<rrepairi^K°^ 
money not exceeding eight hundred dollars, for the |)urpose of aid- roa.i. 
ing in the consti'uction or repairing of the road commencing at or 
near the dwelling house of Nathaniel Merrill, 2d, in said town of 
Warren, and extending to the top of Moosilauk mountain, so called. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved Act takes effect 

June 26, 1872.] on its passage. 



CHAPTER CXII. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER ONE, IN 
LANCASTER, TO UNITE WITH THE LANCASTER ACADEMY, FOR 



SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Ski'Tion 

T. School liistrict authorized to luiite with 
academy for school purjjoses. 

2. Contract for support (if high school author- 
ized. 



Section 

3. Committee, how constituteil — their powers. 

&c. 

4. Ooi-porate existence of academy not to be 

lost. 

5. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enaeted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Creneral 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That Union school district number one in Lancaster, school district 
and the trustees of the Lancaster academy in said Lancaster, are unll^ew'ith *^ 
hereby authorized and empowered to unite by contract for school a<^aciemy for 

" i ^ .ichool purposes. 

purposes. 

Sect. 2. Whenever said district by a majority vote shall ratify contract f.)r 

and confirm a contract with said trustees effecting such union, ^^uppo^ -yf higii 
•IT- im -\ 1 • • r • f s^^'i^oi author- 

whereby said district shall undertake to maintain, for any portion of Jzed. 

the year, a school of the usual character and grade of high schools 
in this state, said district shall thereupon become a high school 
district by the name of high school district number one in Lancas- 
ter, having all the powers and subject to all the obligations of a 
high school district agreeably to the provisions of chapter eighty- 
two of the General Statutes ; and in addition thereto, the commit- 
U 



82 Chapter CXllI. [1872. 

tee hereinafter provided ma}^ establish such rates of tuition to Ije 
paid by scholars of said district attending the high school depart- 
ment contemplated herein, as may from time to time be deemed ad- 
visable, 
comuiittte. Sect. 8. The high school committee of said district shall con- 

t'l^ted — their sist of three persons, or such number divisible by three, not ex- 
f>.)wer», &e. ccediug iiinc, as may be determined by said district, who shall hold 
their office for three years and shall be chosen as follows, namely : 
Two thirds shall be elected by said district, and one third shall be 
appointed by the trustees of said academy, the members appointed 
l)y said trustees to be members of said board of trustees and legal 
voters ill said district. Said committee may be made up as afore- 
said as soon as convenient after the passage of this act, and the 
term of office of each member may be cletermined by lot at the firsl 
meeting of said board, one-third to retire at the end of one year 
from the annual meeting of said district in March, 1873, one-third 
in two, and the remaining third in three years, after said meet- 
ing : and thereafter one-third of said committee shall be elected and 
appointed as aforesaid, annually, and in such manner as at all times 
to preserve the relative proportions aforesaid. The committee so 
constituted shall have the powers of a high school connnitt; e under 
chapter eighty -two of the General Statutes, and any vacancy in the 
board may be filled as provided in said chapter. 
Corporate ex- Sect. 4. The coi'porate existence of the Lancaster academy 
emy not toi.'e sliall not be lost or forfeited by the execution or operation of the 
'*'*^' contract herein authorized, nor its property alienated or lost by 

force thereof. 
Acttakes ciieci Sect. 6. This act sliuU take effect from its piussaoe. [Approved 

OB itB passage. Tl.l^orT-l^ xolj-x 

July o, 18 < 2.] 



■ CHAPTER C XIII. 

AN ACT DISANNEXING THAT PAKT OF JAMES S. BUMFORD's FARM 
WHICH LIES IN THE TOWN OF STEWARTSTOWN, AND THE TAX- 
ABLE PROPERTY THEREON, AND ANNEXING THE SAME TO THE 
TOWN OF COLEBROOK, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Skctiojj I Sn<Tjox 

1. Part of farm disaiiuexed tVuiii Stewarts- [ L.'. Act take-s effect on its passage, 

town, and annexed to Colebrook, for scIkjoI , 

purposes. ! 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of HepresentativeS in General 
Court convened. 

Part of farm SECTION 1. Tliat tluit part of the farm of James S. Bumford, 

from stewlrts- wlii^'li li^^ i^ school district number nine, in the town of Stewarts- 
town, and an- town, with the taxable property thereon, be disannexed therefrom, 
brook for school aucl auucxed to school district number nine, in the town of Cole- 

purposes. ^^^.^^j^^ j^^. ^^-^^^^ purposes. 

Actukes ettect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
on its passage, itg passage. [Approved July 3, 1872.] 



1872.] 



Chapter CXV. 



83 



OH A PTER CXI V. 

AN ACT FOR THE PRESERVATION OP FISH IN WHEELER's RESER- 
VOIRS AND BROOKS, IN TROY AND FITZWILT.TAM. 



Section 

1. Fish protected in reservoirs ami brooks'. 

2. Owners of l.an<l not atteete<l. 



SKcrrioN 
3. Act shall take ertbct on its i)!issage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and ffouiie of Reprei<entatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 



Section 1. That all persons are hereby prohibited from fishing, Fish proteftw 
in any manner, in Wheeler's reservoirs, in Troy and Fitzwilliam, aii<i brooL.'' 
and the ])rooks running into the same, and lying Avesterly of the 
highway leading from school-house in district number nine in said 
Fitzwilliam, and the dwelling house of Nahum Green, and any per- 
son violating the provisions of this act shall be liable to a fine of 
ten dollars, one-half to ])e paid to the jierson prosecuting, and one- 
half to the state. 

Sect. 2. Nothino; in this act shall be construed to i)revent those owners 

o ^ ^ X ^ lint nffp 

who are owners of the land around said waters, or interested in the 
land or waters, from cultivating or taking fish from the same in any 
manner most convenient. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage. [Approved Act staii take 
July 3, 1872.] pSe"'^' 



not affeeted. 



f land 



CHAPTER CXV. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE OF THE CAPITAL STOCK OF 
THE DAVIS MANUFACTURING COMPANY. 



Section 
1 . Corporation authorized to increase capital 
■ to $150,000. 



SFX'TION 

2. Act takes effect on its iiassage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 

Court convened : 



Section 1. The Davis Manufacturing Company of Wilton is corporation 
hereby authorized to increase its capital stock to a sum not exceed- f^c^eastf^capi'tai 
ing- in the aggregate one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. ^" 3150,000. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and Act takes effect 
after its passage. [Approved July 3, 1872.] on its passage. 



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Chapter CXVIl. 



[1872. 



CHAPTER CXVI. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BRIDGE OVER 
LITTLE HARBOR RIVER IN THE COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM, AND 
TO GIVE ADDITIONAL POWER TO THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 
IN REGARD TO THE SAME. 



Sectiox 

1. Towiis authorized to construct and main- 

tain bridge. 

2. Draw to be maintained. 



Sectiox 

3. Bridge and roads to be laid out by commis- 

sioners — expense how apportioned. 

4. Repealing clause. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court coyivened : 



Towns author- 
ized to con- 
struct aud 
maintain 
bridge. 



Draw to be 
maintained. 



Bridge and 
roads to be laid 
MUt by commis- 
sioners — ex- 
pense, how ap- 
portioned. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Section 1. That the towns of Newcastle and Rye are author- 
ized and empowered to erect and maintain a bridge over the Little 
Harbor river, situated between said towns, from such a point or 
place in the town of Newcastle to such a ]3oint or place in the town 
of Rye, as the commissioners for the county of Rockingham upon 
proper and legal proceedings may see fit to determine ; provided, 
said towns at legal meetings severally called for that purpose, shall by 
a vote of a majority of the legal voters of each town, first deter- 
mine that it is expedient to erect and maintain said l)ridge. 

Sect. 2. That said bridge shall be laid out and constructed 
with a draw, such as said commissioners shall deem necessary for the 
reasonable and proper use of said Little Harbor river, for the navi- 
gation of vessels or rafts, or for running timber therein. 

Sect. •^. That said commissioners are hereby authorized and em- 
powered to lay out said bridge and the highway thereto, immedi- 
ately appurtenant, upon proper and legal proceedings, and to appor- 
tion the expense of constructing and maintaining such bridge in 
whole or in part to either or each of the following corporate 
bodies, namely, the town of Newcastle, the town of Rye, the 
county of Rockingham. 

Sect. 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent hereto, so far as 
the purposes of this act are concerned, are hereby repealed. [Ap- 
proved July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CXVII. 

AN ACT REL.A.TING TO DISTRICT NUMBERED SEVEN IN THE TOWN 

OF JAFFREY. 

Seotion j Section 

I. District may raise money to repair Conant i'. Act takes effect on its pa.ssage. 

high school. I 

Be it enacted hy the Se7iate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



District mav SECTION 1. District numbered seven, in the town of Jaifrey, is 

repa'irTo^nant" hereby authorized to raise money and expend the same, to keep in 



high school. 



1872.] 



Chaptek CXVIII. 



85 



repair the rooms for the Conant Ilioli School, situated in the town 
house buihling, in said district. 

Sect. 2. This a(;t shall take effect on its passaijfe. [Approved Act takes eftect 

July 4, 1872.] ^ on its passage. 



CiH A P 1^ E R C; X VM II . 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ASHLAND SAVINGS HANK. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted Jiiid located — its 

powers. 

2. Duties as to deposits. 

3. Limitation as to real estate. 

4. Not to issue bills — compensation of orticers. | 



Section 
5. Power t(j make by-laws, 
(i. Records open to e.xaminatinn. vtc. 

7. First meeting, how called. 

8. Act takes eti'ect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That Jonathan F. Kejes, George Hoyt, Thomas N. corporation 
Hughes, Thomas P. Cheney, Charles Wright, John A. Dana, Joseph k.'"ated"-its'*'' 
A. Dt)dge, Franklin Scribner, George W. Mitchell, Nathaniel Batch- ^'"'^*'''*- 
elder, Hiram Hodgdon, Cutting Follansby, Edwin F. Bailey, Am- 
brose Scribner, Enoch Rogers, Samuel W. Fletcher, Stephen C. 
Baker, Levi Clough, John Andrews, Benning E. Plaisted, Benja- 
min B. Worthen, Allen B. Shepard, David M. Webster, Barnett 
Hughes, Aaron M. Gordon, Nathaniel M. Reed, Daniel H. Ames, 
James H. Hallett, Thomas P. Woodman, Herbert A. Shaw, Edwin 
P. Lewis, John C. Smith, be and hereby are constituted a body 
politic and corporate l)y the name of the Ashland Savings Bank, 
which bank shall be located in the town of Ashland in this state ; 
and they and such other persons as shall be duly elected and ad- 
mitted memV)ers of said corporation at regular meetings thereof, ac- 
cording to such by-laws as may hereafter be established, shall be and 
remain a body corporate and politic by said name, and are and shall 
be invested with all the powers, rights and privileges, and subject 
to all the duties and lial)ihties which are or may be incident to cor- 
porations of like nature by the laws of this state. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may receive from any person or per- Duties as to de- 
sons disposed to enjoy the advantages thereof, an}^ deposit or deposits ^"*"**'' 
of money, and may use, manage and improve the same for the benefit 
of the depositors, in such manner as shall be convenient or neces- 
sary for the security and profitable investment thereof, and all 
deposits may be withdrawn, and the net income or profit of the 
deposits divided at such reasonable times, and in such manner and 
proportion, and subject to such ecpiitable rules and regulations, as 
said corporation shall from time to time limit and appoint, agreeably 
to the laws of the state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may take and hold such real estate as Limitation as 
shall be convenient in transacting the business thereof, but not ex- *" ^^'^^ eitaie. 
ceeding five thousand dollars in value at any one time, and said 
corporation further may take and hold and dispose of such real es- 



86 Chapter CXIX. [1872. 

tate as may in good faith be received by them by the way of 
security or payment for loans made by them, or for any debts, 
demands or halnlities which may be owing or accrue to said corpora- 
tion. 
Not to issue Sect. 4. Said corporation shall not issue any bill or promissory 

satioiTof'J^lf-"' note to circulate as currency, nor shall the members or officers of 
^^^^- said corporation receive any profit or emolument from said savings 

bank ; provided, however, that a reasonable compensation may from 
time to time be made to the treasurer, secretary and agents of said 
corporation, for services actually rendered. 
Power to make Sect. 5. Said Corporation may from time to time make such by- 
hy-iaws. laws, rules and regulations for its government and for the manage- 

ment of its business thereof, as shall not he inconsistent with this 
act and the laws of this state. 
Records open Sect. 6. The books and accounts of this corporation shall be at 
to^e.xamina ion, ^|| tlmcs subject to the inspection of the governor and council, the 
bank commissioners, or other officers appointed by either branch of 
the legislature for this purpose, and the legislature may at any time 
alter, amend or repeal this act. 
First meeting. Sect. 7. Jonathan F. Keyes, George Hoyt and Thomas N. 
how called. Huglics, or any two of thejn, may call the first meeting of this 
corporation, at such time and place, and in such manner as they may 
think proper. 
Act takes ettect Sect. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

on Its passage, p. 1 T i 9 1 Q7 n x o 

[Approved .)uly -i, ISTz.j 



CHAPTER CXIX. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SANDWICH SAVINGS RANK. 



Section i Section 

'. . Corporation constituted and locate<l — its 5. Power to make by-laws, 
powers. 

2. Duties as to deposits. 

3. Limitation as to real estate. 

4. Not to issue bills — compensation of officers. 



6. Records open to examination. &c. 

7. First meeting, how called. 

8. Bonds of treasurer. 
0. Act takes eifect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Q-eneral 
Court convened: 

Corporation SECTION 1. That Cliarles Blanchard, Thomas Burley, Enoch Q. 

located-Sl'"'' Fellows, Moulton H. Marston, William A. Heard, David H. Hill, 
powers. Meritt Amlu-ose, John Blackmer, James M. Smith, Oliver Chase, 

Charles W. Donovan, Daniel G. Beede, Albert R. Kimball, Frank 
E. Burley, Herman Cogan, Calvin Watson, Russ C. Graves, be and 
hereby are constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of 
the Sandwich Savings Bank, which bank shall be located in the 
town of Sandwich in this state, and they and such other persons as 
shall be duly elected and admitted members of said corporation, at 
regular meetings thereof, according to such by-laws as may here- 
after be establislied, shall be and remain a body corporate and politic, 



1872.] (niAi'TKK CXIX. 87 

\>y said luune, aiicl arc and shall be invested with all the powers, 
rights and privileges, and subject to all tlie duties and liabilities, 
which are or may be incident to corjjoratiohs of like nature by the 
laws of this state. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may receive from any person or per- oiuieH as i.xie- 
sons disposed to enjoy the advantages thereof, any deposit or de- '^"'""^''" 
posits of money, and may use, manage and improve the same, for 
the benefit of the dept)sitors, in such manner as shall be convenient 
or necessary for the security and })rofitable investment thereof, and 
all deposits may be withdrawn, and the net UKtome or profit of the 
deposits divided at sucli reasonable times, and in siu-h manner and 
proportion, and subject to such ecj^uitable rules and regulations, as 
said corporation shall from time to time limit and appoint, agreeably 
to the laws of the state. 

Sect. 8. Said corporation may take and hold such real estate as j.ii)iitati..ii hhio 
shall be convenient in transacting the business thereof, but not ex ^'^a' estate, 
ceeding three thousand dollars in value at any one time, and said 
corporation further may take and hold and dispose of such real es- 
tate, as may in good faith be received by them by the way of secur- 
ity or payment for loans made by them, or for any debts, demands 
or liabilities, which may be owing oi- accrue to said corporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall not issue any bill or promissorv N„t to isMie 
note to circulate as currency, nor shall the members or officers of ^"Z^"*;!^"^^*"' 
said corporation receive any profit or emolument from said savings «eis. 
bank ; provided, however, that a reasonable compensation may from 
time to time be made to tlie treasurer, secretary and agents of said 
corporation, for servic^es actually rendered. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation may from time to time make such by- Power t„ make 
laws, rules and regulations for its government, and for the manage- '^y-'^"'^- 
ment of the business thereof, aji shall not be inconsistent with this 
act and laws of this state. 

Sect. 6. The books and accounts of this cor})oration shall be at Kt- o.nii- oiien to 
all times subject to the inspection of the g\)vernor and coiuicil, the ^^^^"""''^^i'"'- 
bank connnissioners, or other officers appointed by either bri nch of 
the legislature for this purpose, and the legislature may at any time 
alter, amend or repeal this act. 

Sect. 7. Charles Blanchard, Th<mias Burley, Enoch Q. Fellows ^iist mevAma. 
and Moulton H. Marslon, or any tw^o of them, may call the hist '"^^^ '^^»"'^''- 
meeting of this corporation, by giving personal notice to each of 
the corporators herein named, of the time and place of said meet- 
ing, at least ten days before the time of said meeting. 

Sect. 8. The treasurer of said savings bank shall give a bond Bon.i^^oftrcas- 
with sufficient surety for the faithful performance of the duties of '"'"' 
his office, in the penal sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, and 
when the deposits of said l)ank shall exceed the sum of one hun- 
dred thousand dollars, the jjenal sum of such bond shall be increased 
five thousand dollars for each sum of one hundred thousand dollars, 
or fractional part thereof. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Act takes etiect 
[Approved July 3, 1872.] " on its passage. 



Chapter CXX. 



[1872. 



CHAPTER CXX. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LOAN AND TRUST SAVINGS BANK. 



Skction 

1. Corporation constituted — its ]K)wers. 

2. Location and duties. 

3. Limitation as to real estate. 

4. Not to issue bills — compensation of otticers. 

5. Officers and members not to borrow funds. 



Section 
fi. Limitation of membership — quorum, &c 
". Power to make by-laws. 

8. First meeting, how called. 

9. Subject to legislative control. 
](). Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted i>\f the Senate and Home of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



('orporation 
constituted — 
powers. 



Lo(;atioii and 
duties. 



Limitation as to 
real estate. 



Section 1. That Jonatlian E. Saigent, Onslow Stearns, Asa 
Fowler, George G. Fogg, John V. Barron, Franklin Mosely, John 
Y. Mugridge, James Peverly, Calvin Howe, Lewis Downing, Jr.. 
Sylvester Dana, Moses Humphrey, Austin F. Pike, Daniel Barnard, 
Lyman D Stevens, Augustine C. Pierce, Elisha Adams, William 
H. Allison, James S. Norris, Nathaniel White, James R. Hill, John 
S. Russ, John L. Tallant, Edward P. Prescott, Hiram B. Tebbetts, 
William Butterfield, Benjamin Grover, diaries S. Eastman, Henry 
W. Carter, Lorenzo D. Brown and Benjamin F. Prescott, be and 
they hereby are constituted a corporation by the name of the Loan 
and Trust Savings Bank ; and they and such others as shall be duly 
elected members of said corporation at the annual meeting thereof, 
according to such by-laws as may be hereafter established, shall be 
and remain a body politic and corporate l)y said name, and shall be 
vested w^ith all the Lowers and privileges, and subject to all the lia- 
bilities of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall be located in the city of Con- 
cord, and shall be capable of receiving from any person or persons 
disposed to enjoy the advantages of said savings bank, any deposit 
t)r deposits of money, and using, managing and improving the same 
for the benetit and best advantage of the person or persons by and 
for whom the same shall be deposited respectively ; and the net in- 
come and profits of all deposits of money secured by said corpora- 
tion shall be paid out and distributed in just proportions among the 
several persons by and for whom the said deposits have l)een made; 
and all such deposits may he withdrawn by the person entitled 
thereto, at such reasonable times and in such manner as said cor- 
poration in its by-laws may direct and appoint, or according to such 
lawful conditions and limitations as the depositors, agreeably to the 
regulations of said corporation, may have respectively prescribed 
and annexed to their deposits. 

Sect. 8. Said corporation shall be capable of receiving and 
holding such buildings and real estate as shall l)e necessary and con- 
venient for managing their affairs ; provided, that such real estate 
held at any time for the purpose aforesaid, shall not exceed in value 
at the time of the purchase or acceptance thereof by said corpora- 
tion, the sum of ten thousand dollars: and the said corporation 
shall be further al)le to take, hold and dispose of any real estate 
which may be conveyed to or taken by said corporation in satisfac- 



1872.] Ohaptkr CXX. 89 

tioii or discharge of del)ts, (leinands or liabilities which shall have 
been previously contracted or incurred. 

SiccT. 4. Said corijoration shall not make or issue any bill or Not to ismie 

• 1 , 1 ji • I J. 1 liills — coiiinen- 

pronnssory note to cu'ciuate as currency; and the president and Kation oiotti- 
menibers of said corpcjration shall receive no compensation for theii- *'""*■ 
services in said savings bank, nor derive any emolument therefrom ; 
provided, that a reasonable allowance may from time to time be 
made to their treasurer or secretary, and such agents as the busi- 
ness of the institution may render necessary ; and the books and 
accounts of the corporation shall be open at all times to the inspec- . 
tion of the governor, the bank commissioners, or a committee of 
either branch of the general court. 

Sect. 5. No officer or member of the corporation shall borrow oniccrK ami 
any portion of the deposits, or use the same except to pay the ex- "!,m\w'fiuiHs/" 
penses of the corporation. 

Sect. 6. The number of members of said corporation shall not Liiuitation ()t 
exceed one hundred at any one time ; and any number not less than alHl'lj^fonJi!)'. 
seven shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at '^'''• 
the annual and other meetings of the members of said corpora- 
tion ; provided, that such meetings shall have been duly notified in 
conformity to the by-laws of said corporation ; and provided, fur 
ther, that said corporation may require by their by laws the attend- 
ance of one or more of their officers, by them designated, to consti- 
tute a quorum for the election of members, in addition to the 
members hereinbefore named. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation shall have power to make such by- Power to make 
laws as are necessary and proper for the management of the affairs ^■' 
of the institution ; provided, however, that they are not repugnant 
to the constitution and laws of the state. 

Sect. 8. Jonathan E. Sargent, Onslow Stsarns, George G. Fogg, Fii-Bt meeting. 
John V. Barron and James Peverly, or any three of them, are here- 
by authorized to call the first meeting of the corporation, by giving 
personal notice to the corporators herein named, of the time and 
place of said meeting, at least ten days before the time of the 
meeting. 

Sect. 9. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act. Subject to legis- 
whenever, in their opinion, the public good may require it. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect from its passage. [Ap- Act takes effect 
proved July 3, 1872.] ™ " "" 

12 



on its passage. 



90 



Chapter CXXI. 



[1872. 



CHA.PTER CXXI. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ROCHESTER SAVINGS BANK. 



Section 

U Corpoi'ation constitutert — its powers. 

2. Location and duties. 

3. Limitation as to real estate. 

4. Not to issue bills — comi>ensation of officers. 



Section 
5. Power to make by-laws, 
(i. Records ojien to examination, &c. 

7. First meeting, how called. 

8. Act takes etiect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Corporation, 
constituted — 
its powers. 



Location and 
<"uties. 



Limitation as to 
real estate. 



Not to issue 
bills — ctvmpen- 
sation of offi- 
cers. 



Povter to make 
bv-laws. 



Section 1. That John Hall, Enoch C. Dow, Cyrus K. San- 
born, Nathaniel Burnham, William Rand, Jeremiah D. Evans, 
RoV)ert Mcllroy, Larkin Harrington, Stephen D. Wentworth, Wil- 
liam Went worth, Joseph H. Worcester, James Farrington, James 
Walker, S. Henry Feineman, Albert Hayes and Ebenezer G. Wal- 
lace, be and hereby are constituted a body politic and corporate, by 
the name of the Rochester Savings Bank, and they, with such other 
persons as shall be duly elected and admitted members of said cor- 
poration, at regular meetings thereof, according to such by-laws as 
may be hereafter established, shall be and remain a body politic and 
corporate, by said name, and shall be vested with all the powers 
and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities of corporations of a 
similar nature, by the laws of this state. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall be located in the town of Roch- 
ester, and may receive from any person or persons any deposit or 
deposits of money, and may use the same for the benefit of the de- 
positors, in such a manner as shall be convenient or necessary for 
,the security and profitable investment thereof ; and all deposits may 
he withdrawn, and the net income or profit of the deposits divided, 
at such reasonable times and in such a manner, and ;-ubject to such 
equitable rules and regulations, as said corporation shall from time 
to time adopt. 

Sect. 8. Said corporation may take and hold such real estate as 
shall lie necessary in transacting the business thereof, but not ex- 
ceeding in value five thousand dollars at any one time ; and the said 
corporation may further take, hold and dispose of all such real 
estate as may be received by them, by way of security or for 
payments for loans made by them, or for any debts, demands or lia- 
bilities which may be owing or accrue to said corporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall not issue any bill or promissory 
note to circulate as currency, nor shall the members or officers 
thereof receive any profit or emolument from said savings bank, 
nor shall any officer thereof borrow any portion of said deposits, or 
use the same, except for the purposes of said corporation, and to 
pay the expenses thereof; provided^ however, that a reasonable 
compensation may fi'om time to time be made to the treasurer, sec- 
retary and agents of said corporation, for services actually rendered. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation may from time to time make such by- 
hiws. rules and regulations for its government, and for the manage- 
ment of the business thereof, as shall not be inconsistent with this 
act and the laws of the state. 



1872.] 



Chaptkk (^XXII. 



91 



SE(rr. <o. The books and accounts oi' this corporation siiall at all Kccoi-.ik..i.6ii to 
times be subject to the inspection of the governor and (;ouncil, the ^^^"""'' *""' 
bank commissioners, or of committees a])pointed for that purpose 
by either branch of the legislature, and the legislature may at any 
time, alter, amend or repeal this act. 

Sect. 7. Larkin Harrington, Cyrus K. Sanborn WiUiam Rand, t'lrKt mueiinK. 
Ebenezer G. Wallace, Jeremiah D. Evans, Stephen D Wentworth "'^^^'* ^' ' 
and Francis Orr, or any four of them, may call the first meeting of 
the corporation, by giving personal notice to the ccrporators herein 
granted, of the time and place of said meeting, at least ten days 
before the time of said meeting. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Act, taket< eftect 
[Approved July 8, 1872.] 



on its iiaHsage. 



CHAPTER CXXII 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE COCHECHO SAVINGS BANK. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituteil — its powers. 

2. Locatl(in anil duties. 

3. Limitation as to real estate. 

4. Not to issue bills — compensation of officers. 

5. Deposits by minors. 

6. Limitation of members, quorum, &c. 



Section 

7. Power to make by-laws. 

8. Trustees, tlieir powers and duties. 

9. Krst meeting, how called. 

10. Cliarter subject to legislative control 

11. Act takes ettect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Section 1. That Charles W. Thurston, James E. Lothrop, John corporation 
C. Flummer, William B. Wiggin, John M. Brackett, Wolcott Ham- h;" powers' ~ 
lin, Joshua G. Hall, John H. Leighton, Geo. A. Thompson, T. H. 
Snell, Charles H. Ricker, Clias. Smith, Harrison Haley, Charles W. 
Wiggin, William H. Trickey be and they are hereby constituted a 
corporation by the name of the Cochecho Savings Bank ; and they 
and such others as shall be elected members of said corporation at 
their first meeting under this act, or at any annual meeting thereof, 
according to such by-laws as may be hereafter established, shall be 
and remain a body politic and corporate by said name, for the term 
of twenty years from the passage of this act, and shall be vested 
with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities 
of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall be located in the city of Dover, Location and 
shall be capable of receiving from any person or persons disposed "i"*!*^*- 
to enjoy the advantages of said savings bank any deposit or depos- 
its of money, and of using, managing and improving the same for 
the benefit and best advantage of the person or persons by and for 
whom the same shall be deposited respectivel}^ ; and the net income 
and profits of all deposits of money received by said corporation 
shall be paid out and distributed in just proportion among the sev- 
eral persons by and for whom the said deposits have been made ; 
and all such deposits may be withdrawn by the persons entitled 



92 



Chapter CXXIl. 



[1872. 



Limitation ;i>i to 
real estate. 



Not to issue 
bills — foni|ieii- 
satioii of otli- 
oeis. 



Depoits by mi- 
nors. 



Limitation of 
member>, (jno- 
riim, &c. 



Power to make 
by-laws. 



Trustees, tlieir 
powers and du- 
ties. 



thereto, at such reasonable times and in such manner as said cor- 
poration in its by-laws maj^ direct and appoint, or according to such 
lawful conditions and limitations as the depositors, agreeably to the 
regulations of said corporation, may have respectively prescriljed 
and annexed to their deposits. 

Sect. o. Said corporation shall be capable of receiving and 
holding such buildings and real estate as shall be necessary and con- 
venient for managing its affairs ; provided^ that such real estate held 
at any one time for the purpose aforesaid, shall not exceed in value 
at the time of purchase or acceptance thereof by said corporation, 
the sum of ten thousand dollars : and the said corporation shall be 
further able to take, hold and dispose of any real estate whatever, 
which may be bona fide conveyed to or taken by said corporation 
in satisfaction or discharge of del)ts, demands or liabilities which 
shall have Ijeen previously contracted or incurred. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall not make and issue any bill or 
[)romissory note to circulate as currency ; and the president and 
members of said corporation shall receive no compensation for their 
services in said savings bank, nor derive any emolum nt therefrom ; 
provided^ however, that a reasonable allowance may from time to 
time be made to their treasurer or secretary, and such agents as the 
business of the institution shall render necessary ; and the books 
and accounts of the corporation shall be ope) at all times to the in- 
spection of the governor of this state, of the bank commissioners, 
or of a committee of either branch of the legislature. 

Sect. 5. Whenever any deposit shall l)e made by any minor, 
the trustees of said corporation may, at their discretion, pay to such 
depositor such sums as may be due to him or her, although no 
guardian shall have been appointed for such minor, and the check, 
receipt or actiuittance of such minor shall be as valid as if the same 
was executed by his or her guardian, or the said minor was of full 
age, if such deposit was made personally by said minor. Nor shall 
said coi'poration l)e charged as trustee in any action on account of 
any deposit made by any minor. 

Sect. 6. The number of members of this corporation shall not 
exceed fiftv at any time. Any number not less than five shall con- 
stitute a quorum for the transaction of business at the annual or 
other meeting of said corporation, provided^ that such meeting shall 
have been duly notified in conformity to the by-laws of said corpora- 
tion. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation shall have power to make such by- 
laws as are necessary and proper for the management of the insti- 
tution ; provided^ that they are not repugnant to the constitution 
and laws of the state, nor to the provisions of this charter. 

Sect. 8. There shall be elected annually, by ballot, a ])oard of 
trustees consisting of not less than five members who shall held 
their offices for one year and until others are chosen and qualified in 
their stead. Said trustees shall be sworn to a faithful performance 
of the duties of their office before entering thereupon ; shall elect 
one of their number to be president of the board and of the cor- 
poration, and another of their number to be vice-president thereof; 
shall appoint a secretary and treasurer who shall receive such salary 
as the trustees shall from time to time establish ; shall appoint and 
employ such other agents and clerks as they may deem expedient 



1872.] Chapter CXXIII. 93 

and fix their compensation ; and, _L;enfially, shall liave and exercise 
such powers as arc necessary and proper for carrying into effect the 
object and purposes of this act. 

Sect. 9. Charles W. Thurston, .losliua (i. Hall and (iecn A, First in..iiii«, 
Thompson, or any two of tliem, are herel)y authorized to call the '"'"' ''^"'^''• 
first meeting of said corporation, by jJiiving- to the corporators here- 
in named personal notice of the time and place of meethig, or by 
publishing such notice in ''The Uovia' Enipurer," ten days before 
the day of such meeting. 

Sect. 10, The legislature may at anytime alter, or amend or ciiartcr sni.jcci 
repeal this act whenever, in their o[)inion, the public good recjuires contf.'i."' '^' 
it. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take effect from and after its passage, Aim taices; ette<H 
[Approved July o, 1872.] ^ .... i,.s ,-«.ge. 



CHAPTER CXXIII. 

AN ACT TO INCOKPURATE THE GOKHAM FIVE-CENT SAVINGS 

BANK. 

SK<!Tl(tN Sec'TKIN 

1. CoriioralluTi constituted — its powcis. (i. Liiiiitatioii of inoiiil-ui-s, inionnu. li.\ -laws. 

2. Location and duties. 7. Oeposits l)y minors. 

3. Deposits, what received and liow improved' S. First meeting, liow calleil. 

4. Limitation as to real estate. ; 0. Subject to legislative control. 

5. Not t<) issue bills — compensation of olt1cers> ; 10. Act takes etlect on its passage. 

&c. i ■ 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep7'eiientatives in General 
Court convejied : 

Section 1. That Albert S. Twitchell, John E. Willis, Thomas (■orjH,ra.i..n 
A. Adams, Stephen Gordon, Lewis Wetzler, Elihu Lib! )y, Charles V';';*:!,\^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
N. Tubbs, James Tubbs, Rufus F. Ingalls, Wesley Wright, Isaac 
Woodsom, John W. Greenlaw, Jonas G. Wells, Jabez P. Kvans 
and Warren Noyes, be and they hereby are constituted a corpora- 
tion by the name of the Gorham Five Cent Savings Bank, and they 
and such others as shall be duly elected members of said corpora- 
tion, at the annual meeting thereof, according to such by-laws as 
may be hereafter established, shall be and remain a body politic and 
corporate by said name, for the term of twenty years from the pas- 
sage of this act, and shall be vested with all the powers and privi- 
leges, and subject to all the liabilities of corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall be located in the town of Gorham, j..MaiioM ami 
and shall be capable of receiving from any person or persons dis- ''"'"■^• 
posed to enjoy the advantages of said l)ank, any deposit or deposits 
of money, and to use, manage and improve the same, for the benefit 
and best advantage of the person or persons by or for whom the 
same shall be deposited, respectively ; and the net income and profit 
of all deposits of money secured by said corporation shall be paid 
out and distributed in just proportion among the several persons 



94 



Chapter CXXllI. 



[1872. 



Deposits, what 
received and 
how improved. 



Limitation as to 
real estate. 



Not to issue 
bills — compen- 
sation of offl- 
eere, &c. 



Limitation of 
members, (juo- 
rum, by-laws. 



Deposits by mi- 
nors. 



by and for whom the said deposits have been made ; and all such 
deposits may be withdrawn by the persons entitled thereto, at such 
reasonable times and in such manner as said corporation in its by- 
laws may direct and ai3point, or according to such lawful conditions 
and limitations as the depositors, agreeably to the regulations of 
said corporation, may have respectively prescribed and annexed to 
their deposits. 

Sect. 3. The said corporation shall receive on deposit sums as 
small as five cents, and shall use and improve all the deposits for 
the purposes and according to the directions herein mentioned and 
provided. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall be capable of receiving and 
holding such building? and real estate as shall be necessary and con- 
venient for managing their ajffairs ; provided that such real estate 
held at any and all times for the purpose aforesaid shall not exceed 
in value at the time of the purchase or acceptance thereof, by said 
corporation, the sum of five thousand dollars ; and the said corpor- 
ation shall be further able to take, hold and dispose of any real es- 
tate whatever, which may be bona fide conveyed to or taken by said 
corporation, in satisfaction or discharge of debts, demands or liabil- 
ities, which shall have been previously contracted or incurred. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall not make and issue any bill or 
promissory note to circulate as currency, and the president and 
members of said corporation shall receive no compensation for their 
services in said savings bank, nor derive any emolument thereform ; 
provided^ however, that a reasonable allowance may, from time to 
time, be made to their treasurer or secretary, and such agents as 
the business of the institution shall render necessary ; and provided 
further, that the treasurer of said corporation shall furnish bonds in 
the sum of twenty -five thousand dollars for the faithful performance 
of his duties, and when the sums deposited in said bank shall 
amount to one hundred thousand dollars, an additional bond of ten 
thousand dollars shall be required, and for every additional one hun- 
dred thousand dollars deposited, ten thousand dollars additional 
shall be required thereafter. The books and accounts of the cor- 
poration shall be open at all times for the inspection of the governor 
of this state, of the bank commissioners, or of a committee of either 
branch of the legislature. 

Sect. 6. The number of members of said corporation shall not 
exceed fifty at any one time. Any number not less that seven shall 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at the annual 
and other meetings of the members of the corporation ; provided 
that such meeting shall have been duly notified in conformity to the 
by-laws of said corporation. Said corporation shall have power to 
make such by laws as may be necessary and proper for the manage- 
ment of the affairs of the institution ; provided^ however, they are 
not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the state. 

Sect. 7. Whenever any deposit shall be made by any minor, the 
trustees of sa,id corporation may, at their discretion, pay to such de- 
positor, such sums as may be due to him or her, although no guar- 
dian shall have been appointed for such minor, and the check, receipt 
or acquittance of such minor shall be as valid as if the same was 
executed by the guardian of said minor, or the said minor was of 
full age, if such deposit was made personally by said minor. 



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Chapter CXXV. 



95 



Sect. 8. The three persons first luiined in tliis aet, or any two Firnt ineotinK, 
of them, are hereby authorized to call the first meeting of said cor- 
poration, by giving- personal notice to the corporators herein named, 
of the time and j)lace of said meeting, at least ten days before the 
time of said meeting. 

Sect. 9. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal subject to lesis- 
this act, whenever in their opinion the pul)lic good requires it. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Act takcH eiiect 

-(orri-iT on Its passage. 

[Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CXXIV. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE ROCKINGHAM 
TEN-CENT SAVINGS BANK. 



Section 

1. Corporation authorized to tiold more real 
estate. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The third section of said charter is hereby amended f^^^^j^^^/'t^J'ij^^i 
by striking out the words "ten thousand''' wherever they occur, more real es- 
and. inserting the words '•'twenty thousand" instead thereof. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. [Approved Act takes effect 

,,^_,^_^^ ' on Its passage. 

July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CXXV. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BIBLE HILL AQUEDUCT COMPANY, 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted, location and pow- 

ers. 

2. Caiiital stock limited. 

3. Annual meeting, directors, &c. 



Section 
4. Limitation as to real estate, &c. 
.5. First meeting, how called, «&c. 
t;. Charter subject to legislative control— takes 
ettect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That John Tyler, George H. Stowell, Edward J. corporation 
Tenney, John L. Farwell and Frederick A. Tyler and their associ- Sn'and*' "" 
ates, successors and assigns, shall be and hereby are made a body powers, 
politic and corporate by the name of the Bible Hill Aqueduct Com- 
pany, for the purpose of bringing fresh water to the village of 
Claremoiit and the fair grounds and cemetery near the same, in the 
town of Claremont, in subterranean pipes, and by that name ma}^ 



96 



Chapter CXXVI. 



[1872. 



Capital stock 
limited. 



Annual meet- 
ing, directors. 
&(■.. 



Ijiniitation as to 
real estate. i!C:o. 



First meeting, 
how failed. 



('barter subject 
to legislative 
iNintrol — lakes 
ettect <in its 
passage. 



sue and be sued, and are herel)y vested with all powers and subject 
to all liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
such number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars each, as 
may from time to time be determined by the directors of said cor- 
poration, not exceeding twenty thousand dollars. 

Seot. 3. The annual meeting of said corporation shall be holden 
at such time and place as may be prescribed by the by-laws, or ap- 
pointed by the directors, at which meeting not less than three nor 
more than seven directors shall be chosen by ballot. Ihe directors 
may call special meetings of the corporation whenever it shall be 
necessary, giving such notice as the by-laws may prescribe. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase and hold in 
fee simple or otherwise, any real estate necessary for carrying into 
effect the purposes of this act, not exceeding in value at the time of 
its purchase, ten thousand dollars. Said corporation is authorized 
to enter upon and l)reak up ground and dig ditches in any street, 
highway or common through which it may be necessaay for said 
aqueduct to pass for the purpose of placing such pipes as may be 
necessary for building said aqueduct, and to relay and repair the 
same, subject to such regulations as to the safety of the citizens and 
the security of the public travel, as may be prescribed by the se- 
lectmen of said town of Claremont. 

Sect. 5. The three persons first named in this act, or either of 
them, may call the first meeting of the corporation, by a notice pub- 
lished in some newspaper printed in said Claremont, or by personal 
notice to all the grantees ; at which meeting associates may be 
elected, by-laws adopted, and such officers and agents chosen as 
may be deemed necessary. 

Se(^t. 6. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act 
whenever the public good may require the same. And this act 
shall take effect on its passage. [Approved July 8, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CXXVI. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE COLE MANUFACTURING COMPANY. 



Seotton 

1. Corporation constituted — its powers. 

2. Location, business and capital stock. 

3. First meeting liow called, bv-laws. &C. 



Seotiok 
4. Capital may be increased. 
.5. Charter subject to legislative control— takes 
ettect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in (xeneral 
Court convened : 



Corporation 
constituted - 
its powers. 



Section 1. That Benjamin J. Cole, Henry B. Quinl)y, Thomas 
Ham, John C. Moulton, John White and their associates, successors 
and assigns, be and they hereby are made a body politic and cor- 
porate, by the name of the Cole Manufacturing Company, and by 
that name may sue and be sued, [)rosecute and defend to final judg- 
ment and execution, and hereby are vested with all the powers and 



1872.] 



Chapter CXXVII. 



9T 



privileges, and subject to all the liabilities which })y law are incident 
to corporations of a similar charactei'. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall be located at Lake Village, in i»»::in<>u, i.uxj- 
the town of Gilford, and is hereby authorized to carry on in their Btock**"'''^'""*' 
various branches the general business of manufacturing cars, ma- 
chinery of all kinds, agricultural implements and the like, together 
with siudi other branches of the mechanic arts as may be necessary 
and convenient, and they are herel)y authorized to establish and 
carry on the manulVicturing of cotton and woolen goods, hosiery 
and the like ; and may purchase, hold and convey personal and real 
estate to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, 
and may erect such buildings and Avorks as they may deem neces- 
sary in conducting the business of said corporation. 

Sect. 3. The first two persons named in this act may call the First meeting, 
first meeting of said corporation, by giving notice in writing to each by-Iaw'i'.'^&cr 
of said grantees, or by publication in some newspaper in the county 
prior thereto, at which meeting or some subsequent meeting, said 
corporation may adopt by-laws and rules for the government of 
their affairs, choose all necessary officers and prescribe tlieir duties, 
divide their capital stock into shares of one hundred dollars each, 
and transact any other business necessary to carry into effect the 
purposes of their incorporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation are hereby authorized to increase their oapitaj may bu 
capital stock to an amount not exceeding two hundred thousand '"'^"^''^®' ■ 
dollars in all, whenever the interest of said corporation shall be pro- 
moted thereby, and whenever two-thirds of the members thereof 
shq,ll vote to adopt the same. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal ciiaiter subject 
this act, or any of its provisions, whenever in their opinion the pub- ooiitPoi-tlue* 
lie good requires it, and this act shall take effect from its passage, passage" '^* 
[Approved July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CXXVII. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE NASH STREAM IM- 
PROVEMENT COMPANY, PASSED .JUNE SESSION, 1870. 



SEfiTION 

1. Tolls establisheil by commissioners. 

2. Vacancies, how tilled. 



Seotioj* 

3. Repealing clitiise. 

4. Act takes etfect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The charter of the Nash Stream Improvement Com- toiis estab- 
pany, passed June session 1870, is hereby amended by adding the m/ssion«s.'""' 
following, to-wit : Isaiah H. Pickard of' Stewartstown, Hezekiah 
Parsons of Colebrook and Samuel Brown of Stratford, are hereby 
constituted a board to fix, upon due notice to the parties and a 
hearing, the tolls provided for by the charter aforesaid. Each mem- 
ber of said board shall be present and hear the parties, but a 
13 



98 



Chapter CXXVIII. 



[1872. 



Vacancies, how 
filled. 



majority may make a report fixing said tolls, which, when filed in the 
ofi&ce of the clerk of the supreme judicial court for Coos county, 
and published three weeks successively in some newspaper printed 
in said county, shall be the rate of tolls for said company to receive 
on the lumber driven, under the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 2. In case a vacancy shall occur in said board by death, 
refusal to act, or otherwise, or if any member of said board shall 
become disqualified to act for any cause, the supreme judicial court, 
at any regular term, or any justice thereof in vacation, upon appli- 
cation and notice to the parties, if such disqualification is found to 
exist, may appoint some suitable person to fill said vacancy, or to 
act in the place of such disqualified member ; and the board as thus 
constituted shall then be the board to hear the parties and to fix 
said tolls agreeably to the provisions of said charter. 

Sect. 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the foregoing 
are hereby repealed. 
Act takes ettect Sect. 4. Tliis act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved 

on its i-assage. larrc-i JT & L Jr-l 

July 3, 18(2.] 



Repealing 

clause. 



CHAPTER CXXVIII. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WEBSTER LAKE COMPANY. 



Section 

1. CorporatioB constituted — its powers. 

2. Location, purpose and business. 

3. Power to take land for turni)ike. 

4. Bight to take tolls. 



Section 

5. Capital stock and shares. 

6. First meeting, how called. 

7. Charter subject to legislative control. 

8. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enactad hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 

Court convened: 



Corporation 
constituted - 
ita powers. 



Location, pur- 
pose and busi- 
ness. 



Section 1. That Jonas B. Aiken, Warren F. Daniell, E. B. S. 
Sanborn, Walter Aiken, Alvah W. Sulloway, Charles E. Tilton, 
Sterne Morse, Stephen Kenrick, Austin F. Pike, George E. Todd, 
John Proctor, Daniel Barnard and Charles W. Webster, their asso- 
ciates, successors and assigns, are hereby incorporated and made a 
body corporate and politic by the name of the Webster Lake Com- 
pany ; and by that name may sue and be sued, and have and enjoy 
all the privileges and powers, and be subject to all the restrictions 
and limitations which by law are incident to corporations of a smii- 
lar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby empowered to purchase, 
build and keep in repair such buildings in the town of Franklin in 
this state, as may be necessary for a hotel and out-buildings con- 
nected therewith. Also to locate, build and keep in repair such 
turnpike road or roads from any public highway in said town to said 
hotel by such routes, and to accommodate travel for pleasure as well 
as business, as it may deem necessary, and for these purposes may 
purchase, take, hold and enjoy so much real estate as may be neces- 
sary therefor. 



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ClIAl'TEK CXXIX. 



99 



Sect. 3. If said corporation shall not l)e able to agree with the p<.w«rtofake 
owners of any land over which such turnpike road shall be located, plu'c. 
it may api)ly to the selectmen of said town of Franklin, setting 
forth sucli inability to agree, and said selectmen shall appraise the 
damages for the land taken for such turui)ike road or roads, in the 
same way as if the same turnpike road had been laid out by them ; 
and any land owner whose damages are appraised by said selectmen, 
as aforesaid, shall have the same rights of appeal, subject to the 
same lia])i]ities as land owners now have whose; land is taken by se- 
lectmen for a public highway. Said corporation shall not enter 
upon any land so taken to construct said road until the damages 
assessed to the owners thereof, as aforesaid, shall have been paid or 
tendered. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall have the right to levy and col- Kigi'tt" take 
lect such rates of toll over any turnpike road or roads constructed 
by them, as aforesaid, as the directors thereof shall think proper, 
and it may erect gates and do whatever is necessary to collect the 
same. 

Sect. 5. The capital stock of this corporation shall not exceed capital stock 
the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, and may be divided into 
shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 6. The five persons first named in this act, or any three of First meeting, 
them, may call the first meeting of this corporation, by publishing a 
notice in any weekly paper printed in the county of Merrimack ten 
days at least before such meeting. 

Sect. 7 . The legislature may alter and amend this act whenever charter subject 

,1 -, T T • ,^ to legislative 

the public good requn-es the same. control. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Act takes eirect 
[Approved July 3, 1872.] ™ **^ '^""^'^«- 



CHAPTER CXXIX, 



AN act to INCOBPOBATE THE ROLFE AND RUMEORD ASYLUM. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted, its powers. 

2. Location and objects. 

3. May hold additional property. 

4. Funds charged with annuity. 



Section 

5. Powers of the corporators. 

6. First meeting, how called. 

7. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Creneral 
Court convened: 



Section 1. That Joseph B. Walker, Ebenezer S. Towle, Enoch corporation 
Gerrish, Jesse P. Bancroft and Francis A. Fisk, and their successors, ftTpowers^ ~ 
be and hereby are made a body corporate and politic, by the name 
of the Rolfe and Rumford Asylum, and by that name may sue and 
be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and 
shall have and enjoy all the powers and privileges, and be subject to 
all the liabilities incident to corporations of a like character. 



100 Chaptek CXXX. [1872.. 

Location ;ui< I Sect. 2. The Said coi'j)oiatioii is here})y empowered to receive 

flbjects. from the trustees now holding the same the property and fnnds 

lieretofore given by the last will and testament of Sarah Thompson, 
called Coinitess ^^arah Rumford, to Francis N. Fisk, James F. Bald- 
win, Joseph B. Walker, Ebenezer S. Towle and Samuel Coffin, and 
the proceeds of such property and funds, and to hold the same and 
apply the income thereof to the charitable purpose declared in the 
said will: that is to say, for the pur])Ose of founding and maintain- 
ing an -institution for the sup])ort and education of young females,. 
who shall be natives of said Concord and without mothers ; the 
seat of the said institution to be the house and estate in said Con- 
(iord, which belonged to the said Sarah Thompson, called Countess 
Rumford, known as the Rolfe estate. 

May iinid adfii- Se(jt. 3. The said corporation is here})y empowered to receive- 
property, real and personal, in addition to the funds given as afore- 
said })y the last will of the said Sarah Thompson, to be held and 
applied to the same charitable uses that are hereinbefore declared. 

Futi.is ciiaigt'ii Sect. 4. If the said corporation shall receive and accept the 
I aiimu y. ^-^^j^^i^ given as aforesaid by the last will of the said Sarah Thomp- 
son, it shall be upon condition that the said corporation shall jjay to- 
Ennna (xannell Beigum the annuity of fifty dollars, bequeathed to- 
her by the said last will. 

Powers (if the Sect. 5. The Said corporators and their successors shall have the 

torpoi-i orh. yj^^j^.g management of the affairs of the corporation ; shall have au- 
thority to make and establish all reasonable by-laws, and to appoint 
all officers and agents convenient for carr^dng into effect the objects 
of the corporation, and shall by election fill all vacancies that may 
from time to time occur in that [their] body ; promded that the 
persons chosen by them to fill such vacancies shall be approved by 
the judge of probate of the said county of Meriimack, for the time 
being. 

First meeting, Sect. 6. Said corporators, or any two of them, may call the 
first meeting of the corporation, at such time and place and in such 
manner as they may deem expedient. 

Act tokes effect Sect. 7. This act sliall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved July 8, 1872.] 



tioiial iniiiierly. 



on its i>as8a^. 



CHAPTER CXXX. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ATLANTIC HOTEL COMPANY. 

Section i Section 

1. Corporation ctmstituteil — its powers. 3. Di'-ectors— first meeting, how called. 

2. Cai>ifal stock and shares. I 4. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Corporation SECTION 1. That Uri Lamprey, Charles M. Lamprey, John S. 

itTpow"ert^~ H. Frink, Frank Jones, George H. Pierce and James M."Lovering, 
their associates, successors and assigns, under the name and style of 
the Atlantic Hotel Company, be and the same are hereby incorpor- 



1872.] (Chapter CXXXI. 101 

ruled hy Uutl iiaiiie, witli all the rii^lits, powers and privile^e.s usually 
conferred on corporations. 

SicOT. 2. Tliat the capital of said company shall he twelve thou- ciniiiaiHbwk 
sand (h)llars, with the jjrivilege of inc;reii,sin_n- it to thirty tliousaiid, '"" 
which may he divided into shares of one Innuh'cd dollars each, and 
the capital to be emph)yed shall l)e used in the erection of a hotel 
and other huildino's connected therewith, in the town of Hampton. 

Sect. B. That the affairs of said corporation sliall be manafjfed oiieciors- 
hy a board of five directors to be elected annually; the fiist meet- ilow caficdl''^'' 
ing of said cor[)oration to be at such time and place as any three of 
the above corporators shall desigirate, in calling the first meeting 
of the stockholders. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect ui^on its passage. 1 Ai)proved A'I takes ertcci 

July 4, 1872.] " .... U. passage. 



CHAPTER (IX XX I. 

AN A(rr TO INCORPORATE THE PHI ZETA MU SOCIETY. 

SEt^noN Skction 

1. CoriMiratinn coiistitiiteil — its locaticiu, iiow- 2. First muetiiit;, liow oaIIc<l. 

CIS and capital. .'J. j\.ct takes ettbct on its passage. 

Be it enacted blithe Senate avid House of Mepresentatives in General 

Court convened : 

Section 1. That Augustus F. Elder, Marcus A. Meads, Edward Cori..,raiiou 
D. Merrill, Robert G. Pike, Herbert G. King, Olnev VV. Phelps, SJl'tS" 
George J. Carr, Clarence R. Gardner, Charles H. Evans, Robert i';^;\[;;;^/""' 
Hawthorn, William Morrill, Edwin O. Pearson, Walter H. Foster, 
Owen R. Mason and George D. Towne, their associates and succes- 
sors, members of the Chandler scientific department of Dartmouth 
college, at Hanover, New Hampshire, are hereb}' made a body cor- 
porate and politic by the name of the Phi Zeta Mu Society, for the 
promotion of knowledge and skill among its members, and for such 
scientific, charitable and benevolent })urposes as said corporation 
may from time to time designate ; and by that name may sue and 
be sued, prosecute to final judgment and execution, and shall be 
vested with all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the 
liabilities of corporations of a similar nature ; and may acquire and 
hold by donation or otherwise, real and personal estate for the pur- 
poses of said corporation, not exceeding ten thousand dollars in 
value ; and may sell or otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 2. Any three members may call the first meeting of said First meeting. 
corporation, b}^ giving at least five days written or printed notice 
thereof to each of the other members specially named in this act, 
or by reading such notice in open meeting of said society the same 
number of (lays before such first meeting, and filing the same with 
the secretar}' or clerk thereof. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect on its passage. [Approved Act,takes eftect 

Julys, 1872.] o„ its passage. 



102 Chapter CXXXIII. [1872. 



CHAPTER CXXXII. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF HAMPTON TO CONTRACT 
WITH THE TRUSTEES OP HAMPTON ACADEMY, IN RELATION TO 
THE MAINTENANCE OF A HIGH SCHOOL. 



Section 
1. Town autlioiizo<l to make cjntracts — votes 
ratified, &c. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause — act takes ettect on its 
passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened: 

Town author- SECTION 1. The town of Hamptoii is hereby authorized to make 
contract"— votes and enter into all such contracts with the trustees of Hampton 
ratified, &c. academy, for the use of their academy building, and for the instruc- 
tion of high school scholars by the teachers of said academy, as have 
been or may be authorized by vote of the legal voters of said town, 
at any legal meeting called for that purpose ; and any and all votes 
of the town of Hampton heretofore passed in relation to this sub- 
ject are hereby ratified and confirmed, and any contract made in 
accordance with such votes shall be valid and binding on said town 
of Hampton and its inhabitants ; and the selectmen of said Hampton 
may lawfully appropriate from the school money raised in said town 
not exceeding twenty per cent, thereof, for the education of high 
school scholars, and the balance necessary ^o fulfil their contract 
with said trustees shall be paid fi'om the treasury of the town. 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts aiid parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 

tikefeffect^on hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage, 
itspassage. [Approved July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CXXXIII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO IN- 
CORPORATE THE ODD fellows' BUILDING ASSOCIATION." 

Section I Section 

1. Association authorized to borrow money. | 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 

Aseociation au- SECTION 1. The Odd Fcllows' Buildiiig Association is hereby 
row m'oliey.^""^" authorizcd aiid empowered to borrow such sums of money as may 
from time to time become necessary to supply the temporary wants 
of the association ; pi'ovided, that the aggregate indebtedness of 
such corporation for such borrowed money shall not exceed at any 
one time the amount of five thousand dollars, and apply the pro- 
ceeds of its trust to the payment of any such indebtedness. 



1872.] 



Chapter CXXXV. 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage 
July 3, 1872.] 



103 



[Approved Act takes ettect 
on itH passage. 



CHAPTER CXXXIV. 

AN ACT TO REVIVE AND AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE WARNER 
AND KEARSARGE ROAD COMPANY, PASSED JULY (», 1806. 



Section 

1. Charter revived aud renewed. 

2. Warner authorized to take stock. 



Section 
3. Act takes effect on its ijassage. 



Be it enacted hy the Seriate (md House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The act entitled "An act to incorporate the Warner charter revived 
and Kearsarge Road Company," passed July 6, 1866, is hereby re- '^'" '^n^^^u . 
vived and continued in force, for the purpose of constructing and 
maintaining a road within the limits prescribed therein, as fully and 
completely to all intents and purposes, as if the same were re- 
enacted at the present time. 

Sect. 2. The town of Warner is hereby authorized to take and warnerautiior- 
hold stock in said corporation to an amount not exceeding two thou- stock. 
sand dollars, whenever the majority of legal voters present and 
voting at any legal meeting called for that purpose shall vote to 
subscribe for said stock. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. [Approved Act takes effect 
July 3, 1872.] 



on its passage. 



CHAPTER CXXXV. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SANBORN TURNPIKE COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted — its powers. 

2. Location and objects. 

3. Tolls to be taken — rates — penalty, tSrc. 

4. Capital stock — shares. 



Section 

5. Charter subject to legislative control. 

6. First meeting, how called. 

7. Act takes eft'ect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 

Court co7ivened : 



•-i^<ncifltpvj constituted - 
associates, ^g powers. 



Section 1. That Rufus Boynton, Addison B. Wyatt, Joseph P. corporation 
Dearborn, David Brown and George F. Weelfs, their 
successors and assigns, be and hereby are made a l)ody politic and 
corporate under the name of the Sanborn Turnpike Comj)any in the 
town of Northtield, with all the powers and })rivileges, and subject 
to all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 



104 Chapter CXXXV. [1872. 

Location and Sect. 2. Said Corporation is hereby empowered to construct and 

maintain a carriage road from such point on the highway leading by 
the dweUing house of Ephraim S. Wadleigh, in Northfield, by such 
route and to such point on the higliway leading by the dwelling- 
liouse formerly occupied by Demore Wyatt, in said town, as may be 
deemed best by said corporation; provided^ that if said corporation 
cannot agree with the owners of land taken in laying out such road, 
the damages shall be assessed by the selectmen of the town of 
Northfield, and the owners shall have like remedy for increase of 
damages as if the same were laid out for a highway. 

Tolls to be Sect. 8. Said corporation may erect gates across the road they 

penalty, &p.' are hereby autliorized to construct, and the directors thereof shall 
appoint such toll-gatherer as may be necessary to collect the rates 
of toll provided by this?act, which toll-gatherers shall have authority 
to stop any person or persons passing through said gates until they 
have paid the rates of toll which are hereby established as follows 
for going over the road or going and returning, namely : for each 
foot passenger, two cents ; for each person in a carriage, two cents ; 
for each person on horseback, three cents ; for every horse not at- 
tached to any vehicle, two cents; for every sulky, chaise or chair 
with horse and two wheels, four cents ; for every pleasure wagon or 
covered buggy for two persons, four cents; for every coach, stage or 
pha3ton with two horses and four wheels, six cents; for every other 
carriage the like sums, according to the numl)er of wheels and the 
horses drawing the same ; for every team of two horses or pair of 
oxen conveying freight, eight cents; for every other team a like sum, 
according to the number of horses or oxen constituting the same ; 
for each sleigh drawn by one horse, four cents ; for every other sleigh 
a like sum, according to the number of horses draAving the same ; 
and if any person by himself or with his carriage, horse, or horses, 
or oxen, shall turn off from said road to pass the gates of said cor- 
poration on grounds adjacent thereto, with a view to avoid the pay- 
ment of tolls required by this act, such person shall forfeit and pay 
to the use of said corporation three times the amount of the legal 
tolls, upon conviction before any justice of the peace in the county, 
upon complaint made by any officer or servant of said corporation. 

Capital stock— Sect. 4. Said corporation may have and hold real and personal 
estate for the purposes of its incorporation, to an amount not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars ; and the capital stock of said cor- 
poration shall not exceed that sum, and may 1)e divided into such 
number of shares of such par value, not less than twenty dollars 
each, as may be determined on by said corporation. 

ciiartijr subject Sect. 5. The Ics'islature may at any time alter, amend or re- 

to legislative -,-,•-, i tit i 

control. peal this charter whenever the public good may require. 

First meeting, Sect. 6. Ally two pcrsoiis named in the first section of this act 

may call the first meeting of said grantees, by giving them personal 

notice thereof. 
Act takes effect Sect. 7. This act sliall take effect upon its i)assage. [ Ap- 
o„ its passage, proved July 8, 1.S72.] 



1872.] Chapter CXXXVI. 105 

CHAPTKR CXXXVI. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORAIK TITK HANOVKK GAS-LIOHT (X)MPANY. 

Section I Skction 

1. Corporation constituted — its powers. | 4. FirHt meeting, how called. 

2. Business, location and capital .stock. j S. (Jliarter subject to legislative control. 
.3. Right to lay pipes in higliways. ' 0. .\ct takes etlect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and ffouxf of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That Henry E. Parker, Asa D. Smith, Adna P. corporation^ 
Balch, Hiram Hitchcock and E. W. Dimond, their associates and it's'powers. 
successors, are herel)y constituted a Ixxly poKtic and corporate, hy 
the name of the Hanover Gas-Liglit (Company, and shall be vested 
with all the powers and privileges, and s-'ubject to all the restrictions 
and liabilities by law incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sejgt. 2, The said corporation is authorized to hold all such real Business ,oca- 
and personal estate as ma}^ be necessary and proper to enable them !,t''.('k!"' '*'"^* 
to carry on the manufacture, distribution and sale of gas, for the 
purpose of lighting the streets, stores, shops, colleges and other 
buildings in the village of Hanover, and to erect such buildings and 
works, and to construct such furnaces, purifiers, reservoirs, gas- 
holders and other appliances, as may be requisite and proper for said 
purposes, provided the whole amount of capital stock of said com- 
pany shall not exceed twenty thousand dollars, which stock shall be 
divided into shares of fifty dollars each. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have the right to lay gas-pipes in Right to lay 
any of the public highways in the town of Hanover, the consent of ways.*" '^ ' 
the selectmen of said town having first been olitained therefor, and 
to relay and repair the same, as circumstances may require. 

Sect. 4. The three persons first named in this act, or any two of First meeting. 
them, may call the first meeting of said corporation, by a printed 
notice posted in the post office of said village, ten days at least be- 
fore the day of the meeting, at which meeting, or any subsequent 
meeting duly called, by-laws may be adopted and all necessary offi- 
cers chosen for managing the affairs of said corporation. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal charter subject 
this act, whenever in their opinion the public good requires it. contfoi.*"^^ 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from its passage. [Approved Act takes ettect 

July 3,1872.] on its passage. 

14 



106 



Chapter CXXXVIIl. 



[1872- 



CHAPTER CXXXVII 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PAGE BELTING COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted — its powers. 

2. Location and objects. 

3. Capital stock, &o. 



Section 

4. First meeting, how called. 

5. Charter subject to legislative control — takes 

effect oji its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court conve7ied : 



Corporation 
constituted - 
its powers. 



Location and 
objects. 



Capital stock, 
&c. 



First meeting, 
how called. 



Charter subject 
to legislative 
control — takes 
ettect on its 
passage. 



Section 1. That George F. Page, Charles T. Page, Enoch Jack- 
man, E. G. Wallace and Asa B. Closson, then- successors, associates 
and assigns, be and hereby are incorporated and made a body politic, 
by the name of the Page Belting Company, and by this name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execu- 
tion, and may have and exercise all the powers and privileges, sub- 
ject to all the liabilities of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. This corporation may carry on, in the city of Concord, 
in this state, the business of tanning leather, dealing in hides, man- 
ufacturing belting and other articles principally made from leather, 
and furnishing isiill supplies, with such other l)usiness as is necessa- 
rily incident thereto. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may purchase, have and hold personal 
and real estate not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, and 
may manage, improve and dispose of the same at pleasure, and for 
this purpose it may lay such water-pipes as it may find necessary, 
across any puljlic highway, to conduct water used in the business of 
the corporation, and for extinguishing fires. 

Sect. 4. The two persons first named in this act may call the 
first meeting of the corporation, by giving a personal notice to each 
of the grantees' named, of the time and place of meeting, ten days 
at least before such day of meeting. 

Sect. o. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal 
this act, whenever in their opinion the public good requires the 
same, and this act shall take effect on its passage. [Aj)proved July 
B, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CXXXVIIl. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HARVEY AND MORGAN CARRIAGE 
MANUFACTURING COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted — its powers. 

2. Location, objects and capital. 

3. First meeting, how called, &c. 



Section 

4. Charter subject to legislative control. 

5. Act takes eft'ect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 

Court convened: 



cerporation SECTION 1. That Charlcs P. Moore, Jonathan C. Harvey, Rufus 

Hs^'llwei^s'^ ~ M. Morgan, their associates, successors and assigns, be and they 

hereby are made a corporation by the name of the Harvey and 



1872.] 



Chapter CXXXIX. 



107 



Morgan Carriage Manufacturing Company, and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execu- 
tion, and shall be and hereby are invested with all the powers and 
privileges, and made subject to all the liabilities incident to corpor- 
ations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation is herebv empowered to estab- Location c.i.- 

^ 1 , . ,. ' Vc i • t jects and capi- 

hsh, manage and prosecute the busmess oi manuiacturing coaches, tai. 
wagons, carriages, and such other branches of manufacture and 
trade as may be necessarily connected there ^^'ith ; and for that pur- 
pose may take and hold such real and personal estate as may be 
found necessary and proper, not exceeding the sum of one hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred 
dollars each ; and the same may alienate, sell and dispose of the 
same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. The said Charles P. Mot)re, Jonathan C. Harvey, First meeting, 
Rufus M. Morgan, or any two of them may call the first meeting ""^ '* ^ ' 
of said corporation, by giving three days prior notice to each of the 
persons named in this act, at which, or at any future meeting, such 
}\v-laws, rules and regulations, not repugnant to the constitution or 
laws of this state, may be adopted, such officers chosen, and all such 
other matters and things done and transacted as may be necessary 
to the organization of said corporation and its future operations, for 
the full enjoyment of the rights and privileges hereby granted. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal fo^^J^iaUvi*'''' 
this act, whenever in theu- opinion the public good requires it. control. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect from its passage. [Approved Act takes effect 

^ ^ i. o L i X on Its passage. 

July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CXXXIX. 

AN ACT TO incorporate THE NEW ENGLAND TELEGRAPH 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted 

duties. 

2. Location of line. 



-its powers and 



Section 

3. Capital stock, how limited. 

4. Power of connection. 

5. First meeting, how called. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. Henry K. Bradbury, Richard Palmer, Jonathan M. corporation^ 
Mason, Albion K. P. Bradbury, Stephen Hinkley, Isaac W Eaton, us powers and 
Samuel Hanson and George W. Hammond their associates, succes- ''"^'^^• 
sors and assigns, are hereby created a body corporate by the name 
of the " New England Telegraph Company," with all the rights 
and privileges, and subject to all the duties provided by the gen- 
eral laws of the state relatuig to corporations, with power by that 
name to sue and to be sued, to have and use a common seal, and 
the same to change at pleasure, to establish any and all by-laws and 
regulations for the management of their affairs, not repugnant to 
the laws of this state, and to do any and all lawful acts incident to 



lOS 



Chapter CXL. 



[1872. 



Location 
line. 



Oapitfll stock, 
liow limited. 



Power of 
jiectioii. 



First meeting 
how called. 



similar corporations. And said company shall have the right to lo- 
cate and construct its lines upon and along any public highway or 
Ijridge, or along and upon the line of any railroad in said state, but 
in such manner as not to incommode or endanger the customary 
pul^lic use thereof. And the compai:}^ may cut down any trees 
standing within the limits of any highway, except ornamental or 
shade trees, w^ren necessary for the erection, use or safety of its 
lines. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized also to construct, 
maintain and operate lines of telegraph from the eastern boundary 
line of said state of New Hampshire at the point where the located 
line of the Portland and Rochester railroad intersects the same, 
thence over and along said P(n-tland and Rochester railroad location, 
to and through the town of Rochester hi said state, thence over and 
along the location of the Nashua and Rochester railroad company, 
to and through the city of Nashua in said state, and over and along 
any highway between said teruiini. 

Sect. ;>. The capital* stock of said company shall be of such 
amount as they may from time to time determine to be necessary 
for the sole purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating the 
lines of telegraph hereby authorized and contemplated, and they 
may purchase, hold and dispose of such personal and real estate as 
may be necessary for those puri)oses. 

Sect. 4. Said company shall have power by agreement with 
other person or persons, or bodies corporate, to connect their lines 
with other lines of telegra; h within and without the state. 

Sect. •"*. Any two of the persons named in this act of incor- 
poration may call the first meeting of the company, by giving 
written and reasonaltle notice thereof to each of theu" associates. 
[Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER C; X L 



AN ACT IN amendment OF THE CHARTER OF THE 
TELEGRAPH COMPANY. 



NORTHERN 



SfcCTlON 

1. New liue authorized. 



I Skction 

' 2. Act. Takes eftect on its passajie. 



Be it enacted by the Semite and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



New line an 
thorized. 



Section 1. That the Northern Telegraph Company be and it is 
hereby authorized to construct a line of telegraph, from any point 
upon the present line of said telegraph, in a westerly direction, to 
the Connecticut river ; and said company may unite with any other 
telegraph company for business purposes, upon such terms and by 
any form of contract that said corporation may deem expedient. 
Act takes eitect Sect. 2. Tliis act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved July 3, 1872.] 



on its passage. 



1872.] 



Chapter CXLI. 



109 



CHAPTER CXLI. 

AN ACT TO HSCOKPOKATE THE CLAREMONT JUNCTION UNION CAMP 
MEETING ASSOCIATION. 



Section 
1. Corporation coiititit utuU — 

powers. 
'I. Capital stock. 
3. First meeting, how called. 



its purposes ami 



SKtvrioN 

4. Property exempt ft-cjni taxation. 

5. Clit.rter subject to legislative control. 

6. Act takes etteet on its passage. 



^e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Reprensentatives in General 
Court co7iv'ned : 



Section 1. That Jaiues Pike, Joseph W. Guernsey, Philander ronMaatiou 
Wallingford, R. W. Ball, Levi W. Barton, W. L. Jones, John B. u^S.'.'^.'.^'^and 
Fisher, Hiram L. Kelsey and Horace W. Worthen, their associates, i'"^*ers. 
successors and assigns, be and hereby are made a body politic and 
corporate, under the name of the Claremont Junction Union Camp 
Meeting Association, for such religious, moral, charitable and benev- 
olent purposes, as said corporation may from time to time designate, 
and l)y that name may sue and be sued, defend and be defended, 
have and use a common seal, and establish all by-laws and regula- 
tions which may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act, 
and all the powers and piivileges, and be subject to all the liabilities 
by law incident to corporations of a .-similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take and hold, by deed, cai.itai stock, 
gift, bequest, devise or otherwise, real and personal estate, for 
the purposes of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, and may improve, use, sell and convey, or other- 
wise dispose of the same ai pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Said James Pike and Joseph W. Guernse}', are author- First meeting, 
ized to call the first meeting of the memljers of said corporation, at *^'^^ '^^ *''" 
such time and place as they shall see fit, within thirty daj-s after the 
passage of this act, by personal notice to each member, or by pub- 
lication in the " Zion's Herald "' newspaper. 

Sect. 4. Any real or personal estate held by said corporation, as Property ex- 
aforesaid, shall be exempt frtim taxation. ation.^'™ '*''' 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time amend or repeal this charter subject 
charter, whenever the public good shall require it. com^a.^^''^ 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved Act takes effect 
July 4, 1872.] 



on its passage. 



110 



Chapter CXLIII. 



[1872. 



CHAPTER CXLII. 

AN ACT to' increase THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE NASHUA 
IRON AND STEEL COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Increase of capital authorized. 

2. Amendment subject to legislative toiitiol. 



Section 
3. Act takes ett'ect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives m General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. That the capital stock of the corporation created hy 
an act of the legislature, and known as the Nashua Iron and Steel 
Company, be and the same is hereby increased to a sum not ex- 
ceeding five hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. The legislature may at any time amend or repeal this 
fative'coBtnf.'* ^ct whcnevcr in their opinion the public good shall require it. 
Act takes effect Sect. 3. This act sliall take effect from and after its passage, 
on its passage. [Approvcd July O, 1872.] 



Increase of 
capital author 
ized. 



Amendment 



CHAPTER CXLIII. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NASHUA CAR MANUFACTURING 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ■ 

2. Location and business. 

3. Capital stock. 



■ its powers. 



Section 

4. First meeting, how called. 

5. Charter subject to legislative action. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represeiitatives in General 
Court co7ivened : 



Corporation 
constituted — 
its powers. 



Location and 
business. 



Section 1. That Dana Sargent, W. W. Bailey, George A. 
Ramsdell, Theodore H. Wood, Gilman C. Shattuck, Aaron King 
and Charles Williams, their associates, successors and assigns, shall 
be and hereby are constituted a corporation by the name of the 
Nashua Car Manufacturing Company, and shall be and hereby are 
vested with all the privileges and powers which by law are incident 
to manufacturing corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to carry on the 
manufacture of passenger, freight, mail, baggage and coal cars, car- 
wheels, axles, castings, shaftings, and all of such articles as are usu- 
ally made from wood, iron, steel, clajs wool, cotton, silk or flax, at 
Nashua, in the county of Hillsborough, and may purchase, hold, im- 
prove or sell real estate to an amount not exceeding two hundred 
thousand dollars. 



1872.] Chapter CXLIV. Ill 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed Capital «t..ck. 
three hundred thousand dollars, and be divided into shares of one 
hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 4. Any two of said grantees may call the firfet meeting of First raeeting. 
said corporation by giving or causing to be given to each of said 
grantees, at least six days before the day of meeting, a notice in 
writing of the time and place of meeting, at which meeting, or at 
any subsequent meeting, all necessary by-laws for the regulation of 
the affairs of said corporation may be made, not inconsistent with 
the laws of this state. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act charter subject 

, . ,, . ° . . ,, IT 1 • •, r » to legislative 

whenever m their opmion the public good may require it. [Ap- action, 
proved July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CXLIV. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AND AMENDMENT OF " AN ACT TO 
INCORPORATE THE TRUSTEES OF THE BOSCAWEN ACADEMY, IN 
BOSCAWEN, "passed AT THE NOVEMBER SESSION, 1828. 



Section 

1. Trustees authorized to sell property. 

2. Proceeds, how invested. 



Section 
3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That the board of trustees provided for in said act Trustees au- 

iT ii • 1 , ^^ 1 1 1 thorized to sell 

are hereby authorized to sell and convey any real or personal pro]3- property, 
erty now owned by said corporation, in such manner and on such 
terms and conditions as they by majority vote may determine. 

Sect. 2. The proceeds of such sale shall be securely invested in Proceeds, how 
such securities and in such a manner as the majority of said board '"^®**'^- 
of trustees may direct, and the annual income thereof shall be ap- 
plied under the direction of said trustees, for the support of a school, 
to be located within the territory now comprising the school district 
in which the land and building of said corporation are now situated. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved Act takes effect 

June 26, 1872.] on its passage. 



112 Chapter CXLVI. [1872. 



CHAPTER CXLV. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF MONT VERNON TO EXEMPT 
FROM TAXATION FOR A TERM OF YEARS ANY HOTEL THAT MAY 
BE ERECTED THEREIN. 

Section i Sbotiok 

1. Town authorized to exempt liotel from 2. Act takes efteot on its passage, 

taxation. | 

Be it PMacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in G-eneral 
Court convened: 

Town author- SECTION 1. The towH of Moiit Vernoii IS hereby authorized, at 
h(?tei fronr^x- any town meeting duly called and held therefor, and by a two-thirds 
ation. yQ^g qC ^i^Qgg present and voting therein, to exempt from taxation 

for a term of years not exceeding seven, any hotel which may be 

erected in said town. 
Act takes Pifect Sect. 2, This act shall take effect upon its passagc. [Approved 

on it« passage. J^ng 26, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CXLVI. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTEEN 

IN HAVERHILL. 

Section Section 

1. Votes of district ratified. 3. Act takes effect on its passage. 

2. District^autliorized to issue notes, &c. \ 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Q-eneral 
Court convened : 

Votes of district SECTION 1. That the acts and doings of school district number 
ratified. thirteen, in Haverhill, in raising money for building the new school- 

house in said district now in process of construction, are hereby 
legalized and made valid. 
District author- Sect. 2. Said school district is hereby authorized and empow- 
n^tis"&r^ ered, at any time within one year from the passage of this act, to 
issue its notes, ten in number, of five hundred dollars each, due at 
yearly intervals and all payable with interest, annually, within ten 
years, in accordance with the vote of said district already taken at a 
legal meeting thereof. 
Act takes effect Sect'. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. [Approved 
"" ^^^ ^^"'^" July 3, 1872.] 



1782.] 



Ohai'tek (^XLVIII. 



113 



CHAPTER C X L V 1 I 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A FIKE DISTRICT IN LITTJ.ETON. 



Skction 

1. Fire district aiitliorized. 

2. Reservoir aiitliorized. 



Section 

3. Piiies ill liiKliways autliorized. 

4. Act takes elFect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Mepresentatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That so much of that portion of Littleton villag-e Fire district 
lying on tlie north side of Ammonoosuc river as may be deemed ^utiionzcd. 
best by the selectmen of said town, who are duly authorized to fix 
and define the boundaries thereof, and file their report with the 
town clerk of said town, may become a fire district, subject to the 
regulations of chapter ninety-seven of the General Statutes. 

Sect. 2. Said district shall have the power to jjurchase a spring Reservoir au- 
or springs of water, to purchase land on which to build a reservoir '*"''''^' ■ 
or reservoirs, and the right of way to convey water to any part of 
said district. 

Sect. 8. Said district shall have authority to dig ditches in the Pii-es in lugh- 
highways within its limits, for the purpose of laying pipes to con- Zt(L '*" 
vey water and to build and maintain hydrants. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage. [Approved Act takes ettect 
July 3, 1872.] 



on its passage. 



CHAPTER CXLVIII. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE TOWN OF WHITEFIELD TO EXEMPT 
FROM TAXATION A GRIST-MILL, TO BE ERECTED IN SAID TOWN 
BY JOHN Q. A. LIBBEY, IN PLACE OF THE ONE LATELY CAR- 
RIED AWAY BY THE FRESHET. 



Section 
1. Town aiitliorized to exempt grist-mill from 
taxation. 



Sectiok 
2. Act takes effect from its 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The town of Whitefield may by vote exempt from ^ed't.f exem'pt 
taxation, for a term not exceeding ten years, a grist-mill to be f.'jf*"!"'" ^™™ 
erected in the village of said town, upon the John river, by John 
Q. A. Libbey, in the place of his grist-mill lately carried away by 
the freshet. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. tf^r^H^^^ 
[Approved July 4, 1872.] 

15 



sage. 



114 Chapter CL. [1872. 



CHAPTER CXLIX. 

' AN ACT AUTHOEIZli^G TH E TOWN OF LEBANON TO EXEMPI FROM 
TAXATION ANY HOTFL THAT MAY BE BUILT IN SAlO TOWN. 

Section i Section 

1. Town authorized to exempt hotel from tax- 2. Act takes effect ftom its passage, 

ation. I 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Genefal 
Court convened: 

Town author- SECTION 1. The towii of Lebanon is hereby authorized to exempt 
hol'ii* from^ax- from taxation any hotel tliat may be built in said town for a term 
ation. q£ years not exceeding ten. 

Act takes effect Sect. 2. Tliis act sliall take effect from and after its passage, 
fnmiitspas- [-Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CL, 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FOURTEEN 
AND FIFTEEN, IN THE TOWN OF LEBANON, TO ISSUE BONDS. 

Section i Section 

]. District authorized to issue bonds. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it efiacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Cou7't convened : 

District autiior- SECTION 1. That Uuiou school district number fourteen and fif- 
bomis? *^^"*^ teen, in the town of Lebanon, is hereby authorized to issue bonds, 
to an amount not exceeding thirty-three thousand dollars, for the 
purpose of building a new school-house in said district, payable at 
such time as they by vote may authorize, with coupons for interest, 
payable annually or semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding six per 
cent. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act sliall take cffcct upou its passagc. [Approved 

on its passage, j^^^^ 26, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter CLII. Ho 



CHAPTER CT>I. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF MICHAEL PEN- 
DER AND PETER WYATT FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER SIX, 
IN DUBLLN, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO SCHOOL DISTRICT NUM- 
BER ONE, IN HARRISVILLE. 

Section i Section 

1. Homestead farms (iisanncxed from one (lis- 2. Act takes etlect on its passage, 
trict and annexed to another. ' 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That the homestead farms of Michael Pender and ii()nie8t«ad 
Peter Wyatt, of Harrisville, and the taxal)le property thereon, shall nexeii'from one 
be and hereby are disannexed from school district nnmber six, in lI|rxe!H,fan-*"" 
Dublin, and annexed to school district number one, in Harrisville, "^iier. 
for the purposes of schooling. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after Act takes effect 

r » 1 r 1 f> -I arret T "'^ ^^^ passage. 

its passage. [Approved July d, lo72.J 



CHAPTER CLII. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX NEHEMIAH BEAN FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT 
NUMBER THREE, IN TUFTONBOROUGH, AND ANNEX HIM TO 
SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE, IN THE TOWN OF OSSIPEE, 
FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Section Section 

1. Farm in Tuftonborough annexed to district 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 
in Ossipee, for school purposes. 1 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That the farm, together with the taxable property Farm in Tuf- 
of Nehemiah Bean, of school district number three, in the town of nexelfto dis-'" 
Tuftonborough, be disannexed from said town of Tuftonborough, foj-^'Uhooflmr- 
and the same be annexed to school district number five, in the town P'^ses. 
of Ossipee, for school purposes. 

Sect. 2. This act sliall take effect from and after its passage. Act takes effect 
[Approved July 3, 1872.] "° "^ p^"*^^" 



116 Chapter CLIV. [1872. 



CHAPTER CLIII. 

AN ACT TO DIS ANNEX THE HOMESTEAD FARMS OF JOSEPH B. 
BROWN, JOHN FLETCHER AND AUGUSTUS A. ARLIN, FROM SCHOOL 
DISTRICT NUMBERED FOUR, IN CANTERBURY, AND ANNEX THE 
SAME TO SCHOOL [DISTRICT] NUMBERED SEVEN, IN LOUDON, FOR 
SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Section , Section 

1. Farms disaiinexcd from Canterbury and 2. Act takes ettect from its passage, 

annexed to Loudon, for school purposes. I 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Farms disan- SECTION 1. That the homesteacl farms of Joseph B. Brown, 
Canterbury and Johii Fletchcr and Augustus A. ArHn, of Canterbury, with the in- 
LoudonVor habitants of said town Hving upon the same, and their taxable 
school purposes, property, shall be disannexed from school district numbered four, in 

Canterbury, and annexed to school district numbered seven, in 

Loudon, for the purpose of schooling. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. Tliis act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
sage. ' its passage, [i^pproved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLIV. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX A PART OF THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF 
JOSHUA DENNIS FROM THE TOWN OF SANBORNTON, AND AN- 
NEX THE SAME TO THE TOWN OF TILTON. 

Section Section 

1. Part of farm disannexed from Sanbornton 2. Act takes effect from its passage, 
and annexed to Tilton, for school purposes. | 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives hi General 
Court convened : 

Part of farm SECTION 1. That that portiou of the homestcad farm of Joshua 

fronTsanborn- Dcuuis upou wliicli liis dwelliug-house now stands be and the same 
ne^Ud'toTOhm hereby is disannexed from the town of Sanbornton, and annexed to 
for school pur- i[iq towu of Tiltou, ill the countv of Belknap. 

Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage, 
sage. '^' ^'*'" [Approved July 8, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter CLVI. 117 



CHAPTER CLV. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX A PORTION OP SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 
NINE, IN KNKIELD, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO DISTRICT NUM- 
BER FOURTEEN, IN CANAAN. 



Section 

1. Portion of district in Enfield annexed to 
Canaan for school purposes. 



Section 
2. Act takes ettect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Gerieral 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That Daniel Goss, Elzira Martin, Everett O. Wil- ^?'}^"r^ Jjf;,|jf,;, 
liams and Matthew H. Chirk, of Canaan, with tlieir real estate, be annexed to 
and are hereby disannexed from school district number nine, in En- s^'Sp,Ii.p^^^^ 
field, and annexed to school district number fourteen, in Canaan, for 
school purposes. 

Sect. 2. This bill shall take effect from and after its passage. Act takes effect 
[Approved July 8, 1872.] "" "^ ^^*^^" 



CHAPTER CLVI. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX THE HOMESTEAD OF SAMUEL BEAN, OF 
PLAINFIELD, FROM DISTRICT NUMBER FIFTEEN, AND ANNEX 
THE SAME TO DISTRICT NUMBER NINE, IN SAID PLAINFIELD. 

Section Section 

1. Farm in one school district annexed to an- 2. Act takes effect on its passage, 
other. I 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section I. The homestead of Samuel Bean, of Plainfield, and Farm in one 
the taxable property thereon, are hereby disannexed from district annexe.'fto'an- 
number fifteen, and annexed to district number nine, in said Plain- ot^^^r. 
field, for school purposes. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. [Approved Act takea effect 
July 3, 1872.] "" '^^ ^''^^''^^- 



118 Chapter CLVIII. [1872. 

CHAPTER CLVIT. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF SARAH A. PHILBRICK. 

Appropriation to pay lost bond. 

Whereas, it appears that Sarah A. Philbrick, of Greenland, on 
the tenth day of June, A. D. 1871, lost a bond of the state of 
New Hampshire for the sum of five hundred dollars, with the 
interest warrants, not due, attached thereto, of which she was the 
owner, numbered one thousand and one, bearing date the first 
day of October, A. D. 1866, and payable on the first day of Oc- 
tober, A. D. 1873, the said bond having been burnt when the 
house of her husband, Daniel Philbrick, was destroyed by fire on 
said tenth day of June, A. D. 1871 ; and 

Whereas, said bond has never been presented for the payment 
thereof, or the coupons thereon becoming due since the tenth 
day of said June ; therefore 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Appropriation That Sarah A. Philbrick be allowed the sum of five hundred 
bond.'^'"''* thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents in full for her claim for said 
lost bond ; provided^ she shall give indemnity satisfactory to the 
governor and council, against the claim of any legal claimant there- 
for ; and the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated, and that the governor be authorized to 
draw his warrant therefor. [Approved June 26, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLVIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF WILLIAM P. JONES 

Appropriation to pay lost coupons. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Appropriation That whcrcas William P. Jones claims to have lost by fire the 
pons^ ^"^* °"" coupons of five one thousand dollar bonds issued by the state of 
New Hampshire, said bonds being numbered respectively, as follows : 
1360, 1361,1362, 1363 and 1364, and said five coupons being due 
and payable by said state to said Jones, in the sum of thirty dollars 
each, on the first day of April, A. D. 1872 ; and whereas, said cou- 
pons or any part of the same have not been paid by said state, the 
said William P. Jones be and hereby is authorized to receive from 
the treasury of this state the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, 
being the amount of said coupons so lost, as claimed ; provided, that 



1872.] Chai'tek CJ.X. 119 

the said Jones shall first execute and deliver to this state a suitable 
indeiUDity, in the i'orm ol a bond, aga nst any pei'sou her(;al'ier pj'C- 
scuting said coupons for payment : and that the tieasurer of this 
state be and lieveby is authoiized and diieeted lo pay sairl sum of 
one hundred and fifiy dona)s to sa^d Jones, at any tiine when he 
shall tender to said t)easu^er sucii a bond of indemnity as above 
meiitioned, as said tieasuver shall deem suitable and sufficient. 
[Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER C L 1 X . 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOll OF GEOKGE W. PENDEXTEK. 

Approiniatioii to i)ay lost coupon. 

Be it resolved hy the Senate cmd House of Representatives in General 
Court co7ivened : 

That the sum of thii'ty dollars be allowed George W. Pendexter, Appropriation 
for the amount of a coupon on state bond number seven hundred ^^^^^^^ '"^^ ^""" 
thirty-uhie, for one thousand dollars, tne same having been lost by 
him ; that the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated, whenever said Pendexter shall file with the 
state treasurer a bond to indemnify the state agamst any future 
claim or liability on said coupon, to the satisfaction of the state 
treasurer. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MISS EMMA ELLIOTT. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court cofivened : 

That the sum of two hundred and eighty dollars be allowed Miss Ar>propri.ation 
Emma Elliott, and the same be paid out of any money in the treas- *" i'''>' ''"""• 
ury not otherwise appropriated ; and that the governor be author- 
ized to draw his warrant therefor. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



120 



Chapter CLXllI. 



[1872. 



CHAPTER CLXI. 

JOINT llESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JONATHAN PALMER. 

Apiuopviation to pay claim. 

Resolved hy the Senate mid House of Representatives in General 
Court convefied : 

Api.iopiiation That tliG suiii of fiftj'^-three dollars be allowed Jonathan Palmer, 
in full of his claim ; that the same be paid out of money in the 
treasury not otherwise apjjropriated. [ApjDroved July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER Cl.XII. 

.JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MARTIN V. B. FELKER AND 

OTHERS. 



Ai>pn>priatio]i 
to pay claiius. 



Approi>riation to pay claims. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Gourt convened : 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed Martin V. B. 
Felker ; and the sum of one hundred and thirty dollars be allowed 
Wm. H. H, Twombly ; and the sum of twenty-eight dollars and 
sixty cents be allowed James R. Morrison; and the sum of forty- 
nine dollars be allowed E. Washington Brown; that the sum of one 
hundred and twenty-five dollars be allowed George Whitford; that 
the sum of fifty dollars be allowed George M. Reed ; and that the 
sum of fifty dollars be allowed Jonathan Fields ; and the sum of 
fifty dollars be allowed Franklin G. Moody ; and the sum of fifty 
dollars be allowed Wm. W, Guild ; and the sum of fifty dollars be 
allowed Josiah W. Batchelder ; and the sum of fifty dollars be al- 
lowed Thomas G. Worthly, respectively; and that the same be paid 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLXIII. 



Appropriation 
to pay claiiu. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF J. H. ROWELL. 

Aiipropiiation to i)ay claim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of thirty-nine dollars be allowed J. H. Rowell, and 
the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter OLXVI. 121 

CHAPTER CLXIV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MORRILL AND SILSBY. 

Appropriation to i);iy claim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of two hundred and seventy-five dollars and ten Appropriation 
cents be allowed Morrill & Silsby, in full for their claim, and that " i'''^ '^'"'• 
the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. [Approved July 4, 1S72.] 



CHAPTER CLXV. 

.JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GEORGE W. PINKERTON AND 

OTHERS. 

Appropriation to pay claims. 

Resolved hy the Senate arid House of Representatives in General 
Court oonvefied : 

That the sum of ninety-five dollars be allowed Geo. W. Pinker- Appropriation 
ton ; and the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars be allowed ° ''*■*' ^' *'"^*" 
Daniel Osgood; and the sum of thirty -fi,e dollars be allowed Henry 
J. Crippen ; and the sum of ten dollars be allowed Edward C. Fow- 
ler, respectively, in full of their accounts ; that the same be paid out 
of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the 
governor be authorized to draw his warrant therefor. [Approved 
July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLXVI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF S. D. ROBINSON AND OTHERS. 

Appropriation to pay claims. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 

Court cofivened : 

That the sum of one hundred and thirteen dollars be allowed S. Appropriation 
D. Robinson; the sum of one hundred and seventeen dollars be al- to pay claims, 
lowed C. H. Long ; the sum of one hundred and five dollars be 
allowed F. G. Moody ; the sum of one hundred and five dollars be 
allowed C. H. Roberts ; the sum of one hundi-ed and eighteen dollars 
be allowed F. W. Cheney ; the sum of one hundred and five dollars 
16 



122 Chapter CLXIX. [1872. 

be allowed Zelotiis Stevens ; the sum of sixty dollars be allowed F. 
W. Duncklee ; the sum of nmety dollars be allowed H. C. Mace ; 
and the sum of sixty -five dollars and fifty cents be allowed H. P. 
Crowell, in full for their claims ; and that the same be paid out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved 
July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER C L X V 1 1 . 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ENGROSSING CLERK. 

Appropriation to pay extra clerk lure. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives m General 
Court convened: 

Appropriation That the sum of oue hundred dollars be allowed Charles W. 
eierk^lre'* Hoitt, engrossing clerk, for extra clerk hire. [Approved July 4, 
18 2.J 



CHAPTER CLXVIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FN FAVOR OF JONATHAN E. LANG. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Ge7ieral 
Court convened : 

Appropriation That Jonathan E. Lang be allowed the sum of two hundred and 
to pay claim, thirty-five dollars, in full of his claim. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLXIX. 

.JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF S. G. STILES. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Appropriation That the sum of sixty dollars and ten cents be allowed S. G. 

o pay c aim. gtiilcs, and the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated ; and that the governor be authorized to 
draw his warrant for the same. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter CLXXII. 123 



CHAPTER CLXX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THAYER AND GUPPY AND 

OTHERS. 

Appropriations to pay claims. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



That there be allowed Thayer & Giippy the sum of thirty-nine Appropriation 
dollars and fifty cents; Edwin Fernald, nineteen dollars; Butterfield '" i'*>' ''*'""• 
& Hill, two hundred and eleven dollars ; Chas. C. Pearson & Co., 
two hundred and eleven dollars; Republican Press Association, six 
hundred and twenty-six dollars. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLXXI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF REV. CHARLES L. HUBBARD, 

Appropriation to pay for services. 

Resolved hy the Senate and Hoiise of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sura of one hundred and nine dollars be allowed the Appropriation 
Rev. Charles L. Hubbard, for his services as chaplain during this ^ces.^ ^'"^ '^'"' 
session of the legislature ; that the same be paid out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated and the governor be 
authorized to draw his warrant therefor. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLXXII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MARTIN V. B. FELKER. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of sixty dollars be allowed Martin V. B. Felker, Appropriatioi 
and the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not other- *° ?*>' '-''**'"• 
wise appropriated. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



124 



Chapter CLXXV. 



[1872. 



CHAPTER CLXXIII 



Appropriation 
to pay claims. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP CHRISTIAN B. LUCRE AND 
GEORGE ALDRICH AND OTHERS. 

Appropriation to pay claims. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of ninety dollars and thirty cents be allowed to 
Christian B. Liicke and George Aldrich, for expenses incurred in 
defending their right to seats in the house of representatives, from 
the town of Walpole ; and that William W. Guild and Josiah W. 
Batchelder, contestants in said case, be allowed the sum of one 
hundred dollars ; and that Jonathan R. Fields, of Surry, be allowed 
the sum of fifty dollars for expenses incurred in contesting the right 
of George M. Reed ; and George Whitford, of Bedford, be allowed 
the sum of fifty dollars for expenses incurred in contesting the seat 
of Thomas G. Worthley ; and that the governor issue his warrant 
therefor. [Approved July 3, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLXXIV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR WILLIAM M. CHASE. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened: 

Appropriation That the sum of twcuty dollars be allowed William M. Chase, in 
to pay claim, f^jj ^f ]^jg claiiu ; that the same be paid out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved June 26, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLXXV. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF EDSON C. EASTMAN. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gfeneral 
Court convened: 

Appropriation That the suiu of Seventeen dollars and seventy-three cents be al- 
to pay claim, lowed Edsou C. Eastiuau, in full for his claim ; and that the same be 

paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved June 26, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter CLXXVIll. 126 

CHAPTER CLXXVI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF H. H, METC^ALF AND OTHERS. 

Appropriation to pay claims. 

Rewlved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Q-eneral 
Court convened: 

That H. H. Metcalf be allowed the sum of forty-two dol'ars and Appioi-riation 
fifty cents ; Marseilles & Hoyt, eleven dollars and twenty-five cents; "I'^y '*^'""'- 
E. H. Cheney, thirty-six dollars; O. L. French & Co., forty-three 
dollars; Julius N. Morse, forty-three dollars, and M. A. Haines, 
twenty-one dollars. [Approved July 4, 187 2. J 



CHAPTER CLXXVII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF VOGLER AND CLOUGH. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gfeneral 
Court co7ivened : 

That the sum of forty-eight dollars be allowed Vogier & Clough Appropriation 
in full of their account ; that the same be paid out of any money in *'^ ^^^' '^''^""•* 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved June 26, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLXXVIll. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JAMES R. JACKSON. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of forty-two dollars and sixty cents be allowed Appropriation 
James R. Jackson, in full for his claim ; and that the same be paid topaycianu. 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved June 26, 1872.] 



126 ■ Chapter CLXXX. [1872. 

CHAPTER CLXXIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF H. B. FOSTER. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Appropriation That the siiiii of oiie dollar and fifty cents be allowed H. B. Fos- 
to pay claim. |^gj.^ jj-^ £^|^ ^f }-^jg accouiit ; that the same be paid out of any money 

in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved June 26, 

1«T2.] 



CHAPTER CLXXX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GEORGE J. FOSTER AND OTHERS. 

Appropriation to pay claim.s. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Gieneral 
Court convened : 

Appropriation That there be allowed to George J. Foster, the sum of forty -four 
to pay claims. (joHars aiid seventy-five cents ; Libby & Company, forty-four dollars 
and seventy-five cents; (). A. J. Vaughan, forty-three dollars and 
twenty-five cents ; Temperance Press Association, twenty dollars 
and seventy-five cents ; " Pittsfield Times," thirty dollars ; Butter- 
field & Hill, forty-five dollars ; Republican Press Association, thirty- 
eight dollars ; Moore & Langiey, thirty-six dollars and seventy-live 
cents : Campbell & Hanscom, forty-two dollars ; John B. Clarke, 
thirty-seven dollars and twenty-five cents; B. B. & F. P. Whitte- 
more, forty-two dollars and fifty cents ; " National Eagle," twenty 
dollars ; J. Weber, forty-four dollars and seventy-five cents; Carlton 
& Harvey, forty-four dollars and seventj^-five cents ; C. O. Barney, 
forty-three dollars and twenty-five cents ; Emerson & Hartshorn, 
forty-two dollars ; Lewis W. Brewster, forty -four dollars and sev- 
enty-five cents ; Marston & Freeman, forty-four dollars and seventy- 
five cents ; Charles H. Parker, of forty-two dollars; Charles W. 
Folsom, thirty-four dollars and fifty cents. [Approved June 26, 
1872.] 



1872.] Chapter CLXXXIII. 127 

CHAPTER CLXXXI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF TAYLOR AND (JLOUGH. 

Ai)|H'oi)riali(Ui to i)ay claims. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Getieral 
Court convened: 

That the sum of twenty-seven dollars be allowed Taylor & Clough, Api.roi.riatidji 
in full for then- claim for thirty-six chairs furnished to the repre- ^" ^''^^ '"'"'''"'■ 
sentative's hall, and that the same be paid out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved June 26, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLXXXII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF A. J. FOGG, LORENZO FROST, 
WILLIAM YEATON, WILLIS D. TIK3MPSON AND .TAMES CHESLEY. 

A ppiopriation to pay claini8. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of ten dollars and fifty cents be allowed A. J. Aj.propnation 
Fogg; the sum of twenty-three dollars and thirty cents be allowed *^^ p^^ '"'a''^'^- 
Lorenzo Frost ; the sum of thirteen dollars and seventy cents be 
allowed William Yeaton ; the sum of four dollars and fifty cents be 
allowed Willis D. Thompson ; and the sum of ten dollars and fifty 
cents be allowed James Chesley, in full for their claims, and the 
same be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. [Approved July 8, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLXXXIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF C. G. PRESSEY. 

Ai)piopriatlon to pay i-laim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of two dollars be allowed C G. Pressey for vase Appropiiaiinn 
furnished for the speaker's desk; and that the same be paid out of t'-i-ayiaim. 
any money in the treasurv not otherwise api)ropriated. [Approved 
July 8, 1872.] 



128 



Chapter CXL. 



[1872. 



CHAPTER CLXXXIV. 

JOINT KESOJ.UTION IN FAVOK OF SAMUEL P. PAGE. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Appropriation 
to pay claim. 



Tliat the sum of forty-two dollars be allowed Samuel P. Page in 
full for his claim for services in attendance on governor and council 
the present session ; and that the same be paid out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved July 8, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLXXXV 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN -FAVOIl OF HOSEA QUINBY. 
Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved by the Senate a7id House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Appropriation That Hosca Quiuby be allowed the sinn of one hundred dollars, 
to pay claim. ^^^ £^^^j ^^ |^-^ accouut ; and that the same l)e paid out of any money 



in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
1872.] 



[Approved July 4, 



CHAPTER CLXXXVI. 



Appropriation 
to pay claims. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JAMES O. ADAMS AND ANOTHER. 

Appropriation to pay claims. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Ge7ieral 
Court convened : 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be allowed to 
James O. Adams, for extra copies of report of board of agriculture 
for the year 1871 ; and to James M. Campbell the sum of fifty-four 
dollars and fifty cents, for extra copies of report of insurance com- 
missioner for the year 1872 ; and that the same be paid out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved 
July 4, 1872.] 



1872.] Chapter CLXXXIX. 129 

CHAPTER CL XXXVII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOSEPH H. MACE. 

Appropriatilin to pay claim for exira services. 

Resolved hy the Senate and ffoune of Representativen in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed Joseph H. Mace, Appropriation 
for extra services and pay for extra help, employed as janitor of the extxa^sei^icei.!"^ 
State-house the present session ; and that the governor issue his 
warrant therefor. [Approved July 4, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CL XXXVIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PAYMENT OF CLERK HERE IN THE 
TREASURY DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation for clerk hire in the treasury. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars be and hereb}^ Apprnpriation 
is appropriated to pay the qlerical expenses of the treasury depart- hj,e^^ n?.'' 
ment during the present political year, and the governor, with the treasury, 
advice and consent of the council, shall draw his warrant therefor, 
in such sum and at such times as he ma}' deem proper, for the pay- 
ment of such expenses. [Approved July 8, 1872.] 



CHAPTER CLXXXIX. 

NAMES CHANGED BY JUDGES OF PROBATE. 

Names changed. 

The followino- chano-es of names have been legally made bv the Names 

& c> , '^ '' . ^ •', changed. 

judges ot probate in the counties where the persons reside, namely : • 
Ellen March Batchelder, of Deerfield, takes the name of Mattie 
Ellen French ; Nathan O. Cook, of Nottingham, takes the name of 
Nathan O. Chase ; Henry C. Daniels, of Windham, takes the name 
of William H. Brown ; LHlie Bell Taylor, of Strafford, takes the 
name of Lillian Bell Peavey ; Edwin F. Carson, of Wolfeborough, 
takes the name of Edwin F. Kimball :, Luman B. Brockerbank, of 
Plainfield, takes the name of Luman B. Manchester ; Frank Thur- 
ber, of Lempster, takes the name of Frank Newton; John P. 
Evans, of Dalton, takes the name of John P. Hurlbutt. 
17 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Secretary of State's Office, 
September 14, 1872. 
I HEREBY certify that the Acts and Resolves contained in this 
Pamphlet have been compared with the originals in this office, and 
found to be correctly printed. 

' B. F. PRESCOTT, 

Secretary of State. 



INDEX 



TO 



PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS, 



PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1872, 



PAGE 

Abatement of actions . . ♦ 41 

Accounts, financial, of towns 25 

Actions, civil, amendments in 37 

for torts, abatement in 41 

Addresses for removal of slieriffs 59 

Administrators lor persons believed dead 27 

power of, to arbitrate and compromise 17, 18 

Agriculture, college of 40, 51 

lectures on 56 

state board of, in addition to act establishing . . . • H, 13 

Amendment in trials of civil suits 37 

Antietam, battle-field of 52, 53 

Annual reports of state officers and iiistitutions ...... 31 

Appraisal of property for taxation 33 

Appropriations for agricultural college 51 

for deaf, dumb and blind 50 

for historical society 54 

for marking soldiers graves 52, 53 

for reform school 50 

for roads 57, 58 

for state normal school 50 

Arbitration and compromise by executors, &c 17, 18 

Arsenals, sale of .54 

Associations, voluntary 17 

Asylum for insane, lands connected with 42 

Athenasum, Portsmouth, statutes and journal to 33 

Attorneys for insurance companies 36 

to be qualified before admission to practice 35 

Auditors to be appointed by county conventions 39 

Blankets in quartennaster's department 57 

Blind, deaf and dumb 50 

Briefs in supreme court 26 

Carroll county, probate courts in 40 

Cattle impounded on Sunday 36 

Chaplain of state prison 52 

Check lists, oaths on back of 14, 15 

Cherry mountain road 58 

Cheshire county, probate coxirts in 42 

City officers, uniform for 26 



132 



INDEX. 



[1872. 



Civil suits, -amendments in 

Coast survej' 

Coclieclio river, fish in . . . 

College of agriculture 

Commercial fertilizers, sale of . 

Compensation of police justices 

ot secretary of state . 

Compromise liy executors, &c. . 
■ Conant, Jolm, thanks to . 

Continsient expenses . , . 

Corporations, voluntary . . 

Costs oi' layini.', out higliways . 

County conventions to appoint auditoi-s 

Court, supreme, law terms of . 

Courts of probate to cliange names . 
in Carroll county 
in Cheshire county 

Deaf, tluml) and blind 
Decoration of soldiers' graves . 
Discharge of prisoners from jail 
Distribution of estates to wi<iows 

of statutes 
Dixville notch road .... 
Dover, school ilistriets ui . 

Executors, authority of, to compromise 

Expenses, contingent 

of insurance commissioner 
of lectures on auTiculture 



Fertilizers, sale of, regulated .... 
Financial accounts of towns . . . 
Fires, cities and towns to provide against 

Fish, protection of 

Franconia Notch road . ' . 
Francestown, part of Greenfield annexed to . 
Funds of cioUege of agriculture 

Graves of soldiers, decoration of . 

marking of .... 
Greenfield, portion of, annexed to Francestown 
Greenville constituted from Mason . 

Harrisville and Marlborough .... 
Highways, cost of laying out .... 

surveyors of ... . 
Historical Society, appropriations tor 
Hunkins pond, fish in ... . 
Hydrographic survey .... 

Impounding cattle on Sunday . 

Insane paupers 

Insurance commissioner, expenses of 
companies, attorneys for . 
Interest on unpaid taxes .... 
what legal, and penalty for usm-y 
Inventories, appraisal of property for 

Jail, discharge of prisoners from 

Knowlton, Harriet N 

Lands connected with asylum for insane 
Law terms of supreme court 
Legro Samuel H., removal of . 

Library, state 

Lovewell's pond, fish in . 

Marlborough and Harrisville 

Mason, part of, constituted into Greenville 





37 




32 




45 




40 


13, 


14 




41 


27, 


28 


17 


IS 




53 




55 




22 




41 




39 


26 


56 




43 




40 




42 




50 




37 


32 


33 




38 




33 




58 




44 


17 


18 




55 




56 




56 


. 13 


14 




25 




36 


44,45 


46 




57 




47 




40 




37 


. 52 


53 




47 


'. 28 


29 




46 




41 




19 




54 




45 


'. 51 


52 




35 


'. 54 


55 




56 




36 




38 




20 




33 


. 32 


33 




46 




42 


. 26 


56 




59 




54 




46 




46 


'. 28 


29 



1872.] 



INDEX. 



133 



Names chauged 

judf^es of probate to change . 
Nashua', special law as to, repealed . 
Newport authorized to raise money for court-house, &c, 
Normal school, state 

Oaths on back of check-list 



Parsonages, exempt Irom taxation 
Paupers, insane .... 
Perkins, Ilollis, school privileges of 
Police justices, compensation of 
Portsmouth atheuieum, statutes to 
Pri8on<!rs in jail, discharge of . 
Prot)ate courts in Carroll county 

in C'heshire county 
to change names 
Proportion of public taxes 
Protection of fish in Cocheco river 
in Hunkins pond 
in Lovewell's pond 
trout 
Public printing, supervisor of . 

Qualifications of attorneys 
Quartermaster general's department 



Reform school, appropriations for 

Reports, annual, of otficers and institutions 

Roads, appropriations for .... 

RoUinsford, farm in 

Rowe, Samuel, removal (tf . 

Savings l)aiiks reguUited .... 
real estate of, when taxed . 
School-district otficers and school committees 

in Dover .... 
School-house lots, &c. 

privileges, changes in . 

state normal 

Schools, superintendents of . 
Secretary of board of agriculture, duties, salary 
of State, compensation of, &c. . 

to act as supervisor of printing 

Sheritts, removal of 

Sidewalks, construction ami maintenance ot 
Signals for coast survey .... 
Soldiers' graves, decoration of . 
marking of . 
State-house, improvement of . 

State library 

State prison, chaplain of . 

improvement at . 
State institutions and officers, reports of . 
tax provided for .... 
Statutes and journals, distribution of 
Student's right to vote .... 
Sunday, impounding cattle on . 
Superintendents of schools 
Supervisor of printing .... 
Supreme court, law terms of . 
Surveyors of highways .... 
Survey, hydrographic .... 

Taxation, appraisal of property for . 
apportionment of public . 
Taxes, highway, power of surveyor as to 

intei est on unpaid .... 
Tax, state, provided for .... 
Thanks to John Conant .... 
Tort, actions for, abatement in 
Towns, financial accounts of . 
Trials of suits, how expedited . 
Trout, protection of 



48,49 
43 
43 

1«, 17 
14, 15 

34 

54, 55 

47 

41 

3;i 

32, 33 
40 
42 
43 
5-11 
45 
45 
4fi 
44 
19 

35 

57 

50 
31 

.57, 58 
47 
59 

23, 24 
24 
18* 
44 
21, 22 ' 
46,47 
16, 17 
39 
11-13 
27, 'S 
19 
59 
30 
32 
37 
52, 53 
55 
54 
52 
53 
31 
25 
33 
20 
35 
39 
19 
26, .56 
19 
51, 52 
33 
5-11 
19 
38 
25 
53 
41 
25 
37 
44 



134 INDEX. [1872. 

Uniform for cityj^oflBcers . 26 

United States coast survey 32 

Usury, penalty lor 20 

Voluntaryfassociations 17 

corporations 22 

Vote of students 20 

War expenseSj'municipal 30, 31 

White Mountain roads 57, 58 

Widows' share intestates of deceased husbands .• 38 

Winchester, battle of 52, 53 



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PRIVATE ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS, 



PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1872. 



PAGB 

Adams, James O. and another- 128 

Arlin, Augustus A 116 

Ashland savings bank 85, 86 

Atlantic hotel company 100, 101 

Bean, Nehemiah 115 

Bean, Samuel 117 

Bible Hill aqueduct company 95, 96 

Boscawen academy Ill 

Boston, Concord and Montreal railroad 74 

Bridge over Little Harbor river 84 

Brown, Joseph B 116 

Bumford, James S 82 

Canaan and Enfield 117 

Canterbury and Loudon 116 

Chase, William M 124 

Cheshire provident institution 66 

Claremont Junction Union Camp Meeting association 109 

and White Kiver Jimction railroad 69, 70 

Clerk hire in treasury department 129 

Cocheco savings bank ' . . . . 91-93 

Colebrook and Stewartstown 82 

Cole manufacturing company 96, 97 

Conant high school 84, 86 

Davis manufacturing company . 83 

Dennis, Joshua 116 

Eastman, Edson C 124 

Elections in Nashua 61-(i3 

Elections in Portsmouth 64, 65 

Ehiott, Miss Emma 119 

Enfiekl and Canaan 117 

Engrossing clerk 122 

Felker, Martin V. B 123 

and others 120 

Fire district in Littleton 113 

Fish in Wheeler's reservoirs 83 

Fitzwilliam and Troy 83 



136 INDEX. [1871 

Fletcher, John 116 

Fogg, A. J., and others 127 

Foster, George J., and others 125 

Foster, H. B 126 

Gorham Five-Cent savings bank ......... 93-95 

Grist mill in Whitefield 113 

Hampton and Hampton academy 102 

Hanover gas light company 105 

Harrisville, farms in 115 

Harvey and Morgan carriage manufacturing company 106,107 

Haverhill, school district in 112 

Hillsborough and Peterborough railroad 75 

Hoitt. Charles W. . 122 

Hotel in Lebanon 114 

Hotel in Mont Vernon 112 

Hubbard, Rev. Charles S 123 

Iron Mountain railroad 71, 72 

Jackson, James R 125 

Jaffrey, school district in . . 84, 85 

Jones, William F 118, 119 

Keene to constnict reservoir 65 

Laconia water-works . 67-69 

Ladies' benevolent society in Winchester ....... 66 

Lancaster academy and school district 81, 82 

Lang, Jonathan E 122 

Lebanon, hotel in 114 

Lebanon, school district in 114 

Littleton, Hre district in . . 118 

Loan and Trust savings bank 88, 89 

Loudon and Canterbury 116 

Lucke, Christian B.. and others 124 

Macy, Joseph H 129 

Manchester, charter of, amended 64 

and Keene railroad 76 

Manufacturina; company. Cole 96. 97 

Davis 83 

Harvey and Morgan, carriage 106, 107 

Nashua car 110, 111 

Nashua iron and steel 110 

Page belting 106 

Squam falls 78, 79 

Webster lake 98, 99 

Woodsville 77,78 

Metcalf, H. H., and others 125 

Mont Vernon to exempt hotel from taxes 112 

Moosilauk mountain road . 81 

Morrill and Silsby 121 

Nash steam improvement company 97, 98 

Nashua, Acton and Boston railroad 73, 74 

charter amended " " 61-63 

car manufacturing company 110, 111 

iron and steel company 110 

Newcastle and Rye, bridge between 84 

New England telegraph company 107, 108 

Northern railroad 77 

Northern telegraph company 108 

Odd Fellows' building association 102 

Ossipee and Tuftonborough 115 

Page belting company 106 

Page, Samuel P 128 

Palmer, Jonathan 120 



1872.] INDEX. • 137 

Pender, Michael II5 

Pcndcxter, George W II9 

Pliilbrick, Sarah A 118 

Phi Zeta Mu society ' . loi 

Piukerton, George W., and others 121 

Plainfield, farm in • II7 

Portsmouth, charter of, amended 64 05 

and Dover railroad '75 

Pressey, C. G 127 

Railroad, Claremont and White Riyer Junction 69, 70 

Hillsborough and Peterborough. 75 

Iron Mountain 71, 72 

Manchester and Keene 70 

Nashua, Acton and Boston 73 74 

Northern 77 

Portsmouth and Dover 75 

Rye Beach 70 71 

West Amesbury branch . . . . ' 72* 73 

White Mountains, N. H., and Boston, Concord and Monti'eal . . 74 

Windsor and Forest Line 76 

Reservoir, Keene to construct 65 

Road, Moosilauk Mountain 87 

Robinson, S. D., and others 121, 122 

Rochester savings bank 90 91 

Rockingham Ten-Cent savings banlv -.»..... 95 

Roli'e and Runiford asylum 99 100 

Rowell, J. U 120 

Rye Beach railroad 70 71 

Salem authorized to pay bounties 80 

Sanbornton and Tilton 116 

Sanljorn turnpike company 103, 104 

Savings bank, Ashland 85 86 

Cochecho 91-93 

Gorham Five-Cent 93-95 

Loan and Trust 88 89 

Rochester 90' 91 

Rockingham Ten-Cent '95 

Squam Falls manufacturing company 78 79 

Stewartstown and Colebrook 82 

Stiles, S. G. 122 

Taylor and Clough 127 

Thayer, Guppy and others , . , _ 123 

Tilton and Sanbornton 116 

Tilton, school district in 67 

Treasury department, clerk hire in 129 

Troy and Fitzwilliam 83 

Tuftonljorough and Ossipee II5 

Vogler and Clough 125 

Warner and Kearsarge road company IO3 

to aid in constructing road ' 81 

Webster Lake company 98 99 

West Amesbury branch railroad 72' 73 

White Mountains, N. H., and Boston, Concord and Montreal railroad . . 74 

Whitefiekl, grist-mill in II3 

Wilmot camp-meeting association 79 80 

Winchester ladies' benevolent society '66 

AVindsor and Forest Line railroad 76 

Woodsville manufacturing company 77^ 78 

Wyatt, Peter . . [ II5 

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