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Full text of "Laws of the State of New Hampshire"

SAPIENTIA UNIVERSALIS EX LIBRIS 

UNIVERSITY OF NEWHAMP5HIRE 




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UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 

CLASS/V315.1^ 

NUMBER N O O I 7 O 

ACCESSION 3 7 I ? I 



LAWS 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1876. 




CONCORD : 

EDWARD A. JENKS, STATE PRINTER. 

1876. 



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STATE OFFICERS 



PERSON C. CHENEY, aovernor. 

BENJAMIN F. PRESCOTT, Secretary of State. 

AI B. THOMPSON, Deputy Secretary of State. 

SOLON A. CARTER, State Treasurer. 

PHIN P. BIXBY, Assistant Treasurer. 

EDWARD A. JENKS, State Printer. 

CHARLES HOLMAN, President of the Senate. 

TYLER WESTGATE, Cleric of the Senate. 

CHARLES P. SANBORN, Speaher of the House. 

CHARLES C. DANFORTH, Clerk of the House. 

IRA CROSS, Adjutant- G-eneral. 

JOHN C. PILSliURY, Warden of State Prison. 

OLR^ER PILLSBURY, Insurance Coynmissioner . 

CHARLES A. DOWNS, Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

JAMES 0. ADAMS, Secretary of Board of Agriculture. 

NATHANIEL BOUTON, State Historian. 

WILLIAM II. KIMBALL, State Librarian. 



SUPREME COURT 



CHARLES DOE, Chief Justice. 

WILLIAM L. FOSTER, ^ 

CLINTON W. STANLEY, | 

AARON W. SAWYER, V Associate Justices. 

GEORGE A. BINGHAM, | 

WILLIAM H. H. ALLEN, j 



MASON W. TAPPAN, Attorney- General 
JOHN M. SHIRLEY, State Reporter. 



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LAWS 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JUKE SESSION, 1876. 



CHAPTER I. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING CITIES TO APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR THE CELEBRA- 
TION OF THE FOURTH OF JULY. 



Section 

1. Municipal appropriations for celebrating 
the one hunclredtli anniversary of American 
independence atitliorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Section 1. Any city may, by vote of its city council, or any town 
at any regular or special meeting, appropriate a sum not exceeding 
two thousand dollars for the celebration of the fourth of July, 
eighteen hundred and seventy-six ; and all appropriations and votes 
therefor, heretofore passed by any city council for that purpose, are 
hereby legalized. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved June 20, 1876.] 



Municipal ap- 
propriations for 
celebrating tlie 
one liundredtli 
anniversary of 
American inde- 
pendence au- 
thorized. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



558 



Chapters II, III. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER II. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION FOUR OF CHAPTER THIRTY -FOUR OF THE GEN- 
ERAL STATUTES IN RELATION TO THE POWERS OF TOWNS. 

Section I Sectiojt 

1. Towus, at special meetings, not to appro- 2. Takes effect — when, 
priate nioiiej' except by vote by ballot. [ 

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



Towns, at spe- 
cial meetings, 
not to appro- 
priate money 
except by vote 
by ballot. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Section 1. Section four of chapter tliirty-foiir of the General 
Statutes is hereby amended by adding at the end of said section 
the words, — " Provided, that no money shall be raised or api)ro- 
priatcd at any town-meeting other than the annual town-meeting, 
except by vote l^y ballot, nor unless the ballots cast at such meet- 
ing shall be equal in number to at least one half of the number of 
the names of legal voters borne on tlie clieck-list of said town at 
the last preceding annual town-meeting." 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
its passage. 

[Approved June 28, 1876.] 



CHAPTER III. 

AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION AND BETTER PRESERVATION OF TROUT. 

Section | Section 

1. Pickerel, etc., not to be put into waters 2. Penalty, 
containing trout. 3. Takes effect— when. 



Pickerel etc., 
not to be put in- 
to waters cou- 
taiuing trout. 



Penalty. 



Takes 
when. 



effect — 



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

Section 1. No person shall put any of the fish called pickerel, or 
pike, or the roe, fry, or spawn of the same, into any of the public 
w^aters of this state now containing trout, and free from pike and 
pickerel. ' 

Sec. 2. Any person violating section one of this chapter shall be 
fined one hundred dollars for each offence, one half to the use of 
the prosecutor. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 5, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters TV, V. 



559 



CHAPTER IV. 

AN ACT TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF THE SPANISH OR TEXAS CATTLE 

FEVER. 



Section 

1. Peualty for bringing certain cattle into 
this state. 

2. Texas and Cherokee cattle— how construed. 



Section 
8. Provisions of this act executed— by wliom. 
4. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. Any person or company that shall hring into the 
state, between the twentieth day of May and the twentieth day of 
October, any Texas or Cherokee cattle that have not been kept 
north of the Ohio or Missonri river during the winter immediately 
preceding, shall be punished for such offence by a fine not exceed- 
ing twenty-five dollars for each and every animal so brought into 
this state. 

Sec. 2. For the purposes of this act, the term Texas or Cherokee 
cattle sliall be construed to mean the native cattle of Texas and 
Louisiana, and the classes of cattle known under these names. 

Sec. 3. The provisions of this act shall be executed by the cattle 
commissioners and selectmen of towns, as provided by chapter 
eighteen of the Pamphlet Laws of eighteen hundred and seventy- 
)ne. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 11, 1876.] 



Penalty for 
bringing cer- 
tain cattle in- 
to this state. 



Texas and Cher- 
okee cattle — 
how construed. 



Provisions of 
tliis act exe- 
cuted — by 
whom. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



CHAPTER V. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE A TOWN BY THE NAME OF LIVERMQRE. 



Section 

1. Town boundaries and name. 

2. Corporation constituted. 

3. First meeting — town oflicers. 



Section 

4. Classed for sending a representative. 

5. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. That the following tract of land, situated in the 
county of Grafton, bounded as follows, — beginning on the southerly 
line of the town of Bethlehem at the north-easterly corner of the 
town of Franconia, thence running easterly following the southerly 
line of said Bethlehem to the easterly line of the county of Grafton, 
thence southerly following the easterly line of the county of Grafton 
to the north-easterly corner of the town of Waterville, thence west- 



Bound.aries. 



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Chapter VI. 



[1876. 



Name. 

Corporation 
constituted. 



First meeting- 
town officers. 



Classed for 
sending a repre- 
sentative. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



erly following the course of the northerly line of said Waterville to 
the easterly line of the town of Thornton, thence northerly follow- 
ing the easterly line of the towns of Thornton, Lincoln, and Fran- 
conia, to the bound begun at, — shall be a town by the name of 
Livermore. 

Sec. 2. The inhabitants of said township be and they hereby are 
made a body corporate and politic, with all and the same rights, 
powers, privileges, immunities, and liabilities of similar corpora- 
tions in this state. 

Sec. 3. For the purpose of duly organizing said town, a meeting 
of the inhabitants thereof, legally qualified to vote in town affairs, 
shall be holden in said town on or before the second Tuesday of 
September next, at which meeting selectmen and other necessary 
town officers may be elected, to continue in office until others are 
chosen and qualified, agreeable to the laws of this state; and that 
Benjamin Akers, John Tewksbury, and Charles N. Saunders, or any 
two of them, be authorized to call said meeting, by giving the same 
notice as is by law required for calling annual town-meetings ; and 
that either of said persons may preside in said meeting until a 
moderator is chosen. 

Sec. 4. Said town shall be classed with the towns of Woodstock 
and Lincoln for the purpose of sending a representative to the gen- 
eral court. 

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 11, 1876.] 



CHAPTER Yl. 



AN ACT RELATING TO COSTS IN PROCEEDINGS BEFORE COUNTY COMMIS- 
SIONERS. 



Section 

1. In proceedings relating to highways, com- 
missioners may apportion costs. 



Section 
2. Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Ee]3resentatives in General 
Court convened : 



In iroceedinTs SECTION 1. In all proceedings before county commissioners re- 

reiatiug to " latiug to liigliways, they may adjust and apportion the costs of 

mfssi^ners'^m™y such procccdings bcforc them between the parties in such manner 

apportion costs. ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ j^^^^^ 

Takes effect - ^^^' ^* '^^^^^ ^^^ ^\\^\\ take cffcct f rom its passage, and all acts 

when. and parts of acts inconsistent therewith are hereby repealed. 
[Approved July 11, 1876.] 



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1876.] 



Chapter VII. 



561 



CHAPTER VII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED THIRTY OF THE GEN- 
ERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO TRUSTEES. 



Sectiox 

1. Trustee not chargeable on default, unless 
he neglect to answer after notice. 

2. Disclosures may be taken any time after 
service of writ, clue notice, and tender of fees. 

3. Depositions of other persons relative to 
trustee's liability may be taken. 



Section 

4. Repealing clause. 

5. Supreme court may make rules and adjust 
costs in trustee process. 

6. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. No person summoned as trustee in any action now 
pending, or which may be hereafter brought, shall be charged on 
default until he shall have neglected to answer in said action, after 
such notice as the court, at the term when the action is entered or 
at some subsequent term, may order ; and any court may extend 
the time of taking the deposition or disclosure of any trustee, in ac- 
tions now pending, to any term of said court. 

Sec. 2. Disclosures of trustees may be given or taken by any 
party to the action at any time after the service of the writ upon 
the trustee, upon such notice to the adverse party as is required in 
taking depositions, and upon the payment or tender to the trustee 
of his fees for travel and attendance, as in case of witnesses. 

Sec. 3. The depositions of persons other than the trustee may be 
taken by any party to a suit relative to the liability of the trustee. 

Sec. 4. Sections eight, nine, ten, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, — 
and so much of section seven of chapter two hundred thirty of the 
General Statutes, and all other acts and parts of acts, [as are] incon- 
sistent with this act, — are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 5. The supreme court may make and establish all such 
rules and orders as may be necessary and convenient to carry into 
effect the purposes of this act, and adjust all costs in matters re- 
lating to trustee process as may seem equitable. 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 11, 1876.] 



Trustee not 
chargeable on 
default, unless 
he neglect to 
answer after 
notice. 



Disclosures 
may be taken 
any time after 
service of writ, 
due notice, and 
tender of fees. 



Depositions of 
other persons 
relative to trus- 
tee's liability 
may be taken. 

Repealing 
clause. 



Supreme court 
may make rules 
and adjust costs 
in trustee pro- 
cess. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



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Chapter Till. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER Till. 



AN ACT IX AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY OF THE 
GENERAL STATUTES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE IN RELATION TO FLOATING TIM- 
BER AND DAMAGE THEREFROM. 



Section 

1. Logs may be detained until bond is given. 

2. Attoruej' to be appointed — wlien. 

3. Parties not agreeing upon damages — how 
to be adjusted. 



Section 

4. Appeal within sixty days. 

5. Notice of appeal, etc. 

6. Repealing clause. 

7. Takes effect— when. 



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



Logs may be 
detained until 
bond is given. 



Attorney to be 
appointed — 
when. 



Parties not 
agreeing upon 
damages — how 
to be adjusted. 



Appeal within 
sixty days. 



Notice of ap- 
peal, etc. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes efifect — 
when. 



Section 1. Section one of chapter one liundred and thirty-one 
of the General Statutes is hereby amended by adding at the end 
tliereof as follows : or until the owner or person in charge of said 
logs or timber shall give bond, with sufficient sureties, to the person 
detaining such logs or timber, in a; sum not less than double the 
value of the property detained, to the satisfaction of the selectmen 
of the town wherein such logs or timber are detained, or to the 
selectmen of some town adjoining, conditioned to pay all such 
damages, expenses, and costs as may be recovered against him 
under the provisions of said chapter as hereinafter amended. 

Sec. 2. Whenever such bond is given by a person not resident 
of the state, said bond shall contain an appointment of an agent or 
attorney, within this state, upon whom service of any notice or 
process whatever may be made. 

Sec. 3. If the parties do not agree on the amount of damages 
done or occasioned by such logs or timber, the selectmen, or, if a 
majority of them are interested, three justices, may, on application 
of either party in writing, and ten days' notice in writing, assess 
such damages and expenses, and make report thereof to the parties ; 
and if either party is dissatisfied with such assessment, he may ap- 
peal therefrom to the circuit court. 

Sec. 4. Such appeal shall be claimed within sixty days, and not 
after, in writing, signed by the party appealing, or his attorney, 
setting forth the reasons of his appeal. 

Sec. 5. Notice shall be given of such appeal, and of the court at 
which it will be entered, fourteen days at least before the term at 
which said appeal is to be entered. 

Sec. 6. Section three of said chapter one hundred and thirty-one, 
and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, are hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 11, 1876.] 



i876.] 



Chapter IX. 



563 



CHAPTER IX. 



AX ACT TO REORGANIZE AND EQUALIZE THE COUNCILLOR DISTRICTS. 



Sectiok 

1. Number of councillor districts 

2. District No. 1. 

3. District No. 2. 

4. District No. 3. 



Section 

5. District No. 4. 

6. District No. 5. 

7. Repealing clause. 



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

Court convened : • ■ 



Section 1. The state shall be and is hereljy divided into five Number of 
councillor districts, each of whicli may choose one councillor an- ti^ctl"^^"'^^ '^^^' 
nually. 

Sec. 2. Councillor district numher one is composed of and con- District No. i. 
tains the county of Rockingham and the county of Strafford, except 
the towns of Middleton, New Durham, and Strafford, in the county 
of Strafford, and the towns of Auburn, Candia, Chester, Deerfield, 
Deny, Londonderry, Northwood, Nottingham, Raymond, Salem, 
and Windham, in the county of Rockingham. 

Sec. 3. Councillor district number two is composed of and con- District No. 2. 
tains the towns of Alexandria, Auburn, Belmont, Bristol, Candia, 
Chester, Deerfield, DeerVig, Gilmanton, Gilford, Goffstown, New 
Hampton, Northwood, Nottingham, Raymond, vSanbornton, Tilton, 
Weare, and the county of Merrimack except the towns of Bradford 
and Newbury. 

Sec. 4. Councillor district number three is composed of and con- District No. 3. 
tains the towns of Amherst, Bedford, Brookline, Deny, Frances- 
town, Greenville, HoUis, Hudson, Litchfield. Londonderry, Lynde- 
borough, Manchester, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, 
Nashua, New Boston, New Ipswich, Pelhani, Peterborough, Salem, 
Sharon, Temple, Wilton, and Windham. 

Sec. 5. Councillor district number four is composed of and con- District No. 4. 
tains the counties of Cheshire and Sullivan, and the towns of An- 
trim, Bennington, Bradford, Canaan, Enfield, Grafton, Greenfield, 
Hancock, Hanover, Hillsborough, Lebanon, Lyme, Newbury, and 
Windsor. 

Sec. 6. Councillor district number five is composed of and con- District No. 5. 
tains the counties of Carroll and Coos, and the towns of Alton, 
Barnstead, "Center Harbor, Laconia, Meredith, Middleton, New 
Durham, Strafford, and the county of Grafton except the towns of 
Alexandria, Bristol, Canaan, Enfield, Grafton, Hanover, Lebanon, 
and Lyme. 

Sec. 7. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 11, 1876.] 



clause. 



564 



Chapters X, XL 



[1876. 



CHAPTER X. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE EXPENSES OF CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS. 
Couuty not chargeable unless, etc. 

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

Court co7Wened : 



County not 
chargeable un- 
less, etc. 



Section 1. No county sliall be chargeable with the costs of prose- 
cuting, trying, or committing any offender, unless the prosecution 
shall have been ordered or directed by the attorney-general, or the 
solicitor, or commissioners of the county, or shall be ratified and 
approved by them, or one of them. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XI. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE CAPITAL AND ASSETS OF FIRE INSURANCE 

COMPANIES. 

Section . Sectiok 

»1. Joint stock companies; mutual companies. 3. Takes effect — when. 
2. Repealing clause. | 

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



Joint stock 
companies. 



Mutual com- 
panies. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes 
when. 



effect — 



Section 1. That no joint stock fire insurance company, not or- 
ganized under the laws of this state, shall hereafter be admitted 
into this state to transact the business of such company, unless it 
shall possess a paid-up capital of two hundred tliousand dollars, in- 
vested in securities readily com^ertible into cash, one hundred 
thousand dollars of which capital shall be invested in such securi- 
ties other than mortgages of real estate ; nor unless such company 
shall possess, in addition to such capital, assets equal in amount to 
all its outstanding liabilities, estimating fifty per cent, of premiums 
received on unexpired fire risks and the whole amount of premiums 
on marine risks as a liability ; nor shall any mutual fire insurance 
company, not organized under the laws of this state, hereafter be 
admitted into this state for the transaction of the business of such 
company, unless it shall possess two hundred thousand dollars of 
cash assets invested as above, nor unless it shall possess such 
assets sufficient to reinsure all its outstanding or unexpired risks — 
the amount required to be estimated, as in the case of joint stock 
fire insurance companies above described. 

Sec. 2. The provisions of section one, chapter one of the Laws 
of 1870, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and. after its passage. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapter XII. 



565 



CHAPTER XII. 



AN ACT TO REORGANIZE AND EQUALIZE THE SENATORIAL DISTRICTS. 



Section 

1. Number of senatorial districts. 

2. District No. 1. 

3. District No. 2. 

4. District No. 3. 

5. District No. 4. 

6. District No. 5. 

7. District No. 6. 



Suction 

8. District No. 7. 

9. District No. 8. 

10. District No. 9. 

11. District No. 10. 

12. District No. 11. 

13. District No. 12. 

14. Repealing clause. 



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



Section 1. The state is divided into twelve senatorial districts, 
each of which may elect one senator to the legislature annually. 

Sec. 2. Senatorial district number one contains Gosport, Green- 
land, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Newcastle, New- 
market, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rye, Seabrook, South New- 
market, and Stratham. 

Sec. 3. Senatorial district number two contains Atkinson, Au- 
burn, Brentwood, Candia, Chester, Danville, Dcerfield, Derry, East 
Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Fremont, Hampstead, Hudson, Kingston, 
Litchfield, Londonderry, Newton, Northwood, Nottingham, Pelham, 
Plaistow, Raymond, Salem, Sandown, South Hampton, and Wind- 
ham. 

Sec. 4. Senatorial district number three contains the city of 
Manchester. 

Sec. 5. Senatorial district number four contains the towns of 
Allenstown, Boscawen, Bow, Canterbury, Concord, Dunbarton, 
Hooksett, Hopkinton, Pembroke, and Webster. 

Sec. 6. Senatorial district number five contains the towns of 
Barrington, Dover, Durham, Lee, Madbury, Newington, Rochester, 
Rollinsford, and Somersworth. 

Sec. 7. Senatorial district number six contains the towns of 
Alton, Barnstcad, Brookfield. Belmont, Chichester, Epsom, Far- 
mington, Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia, Loudon, Meredith, Middleton, 
Milton, Moultonborough, New Durham, Northficld, Ossipee. Pitts- 
field, Strafford, Tilton, Tuftonbo rough, Wakefield, and Wolfe- 
borough. 

Sec. 8. Senatorial district number seven contains the towns of 
Amherst, Bedford, Brookline, Greenville, Hollis, Mason, Merri- 
mack, Milford, Nashua, and New Ipswicli. 

Sec. 9. Senatorial district number eight contains the towns of 
Antrim, Bennington, Bradford, Deering, Franccstown, Goft'stown, 
Greenfield, Hancock, Harrisvillc, Henniker, Hillsborough, Lynde- 
borough, Mont Vernon, New Boston, Nelson, Peterborough, Sharon, 
Stoddard, Sullivan, Sutton, Temple, Warner, Weare, Wilton, and 
Windsor. 



Number of sen- 
atorial districts. 



District No. 1. 



District No. 2. 



District No. 3. 
District No. 4. 



District No. 5. 



District No. 6. 



District No. 7. 



District No. 8. 



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Chapter XIII. 



[1876. 



District No. 9. 



District No. 10. 



DistrictNo.il. 



District No. 12. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Sec. 10. Senatorial district number nine contains the towns of 
Chesterfield, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Keene, Marl- 
borough, Richmond, Rindge, Roxbury, Surry, Swanzey, Troy, Wal- 
pole, Westmoreland, and Winchester. 

Sec. 11. Senatorial district number ten contains the towns of Ac- 
worth, Alstead, Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish, Croydon, Gil- 
sum, Goshen, Grantham, Langdon, Lebanon, Lempster, Marlow, 
Newbury, Newport, Plainfield, Springfield, Sunapee, Unity, and 
Washington. 

Sec. 12. Senatorial district number eleven contains the towns of 
Alexandria, Andover, Ashland, Bridgcwater, Bristol, Campton, 
Canaan, Center Harbor, Danbury, Dorchester, Enlield, Franklin, 
Grafton, Groton, Hanover, Hebron, Hill, Holclerness, Lyme, New 
Hampton, New London, Orange, Orford, Piermont, Plymouth, Salis- 
bury, Sanbornton, Sandwich, Tamworth, and Wilmot. 

Sec. lo. Senatorial district number twelve contains all of the 
towns and places in tlie county of Coos, and the towns of Albany, 
Bartlett, Bath, Benton, Betlilehem, Cliatham, Conway, Eaton, 
Effingham, Ellsworth, Franconia, Freedom, Hart's Location, Haver- 
hill, Jackson, Landaff, Lincoln, Lisbon, Littleton, Lyman, Mad- 
ison, Monroe, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Wentworth, Waterville, 
and Woodstock. 

Sec. 14. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XIII. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT RELATING TO THE RIGHT OF 
STUDENTS TO VOTE, AND THEIR TAXATION." 

Skction I Section 

1. Right of students to vote and be taxed 2. Takes effect — when, 
restored. | 

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



Right of stu- Section 1. The act entitled " An act relating to the right of stu- 

tlciits to vote 

and be taxed dcuts to votc, and tlicir taxatiou," passed June session, A. D. 1874, 
restored. -^ ^^^^^^^^ repealed. 

Takes effect— Sec. 2. This act sliall take effect from its passage. 
[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



18T6.] 



Chapters XIV, XV. 



567 



CHAPTER XIV. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT THE EARNINGS OF MINORS FROM THE TRUSTEE PROCESS. 



Section 

1. Trustee not chargeable for earnings of 
minora. 



Section 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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

Trustee not 

Section 1. No trustee shall be charged on account of the per- gl^rmir^'of ^"'^ 

sonal services or earnings of the minor children of the defendant, minors. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ^'^^^f effect - 
• [Approved July 12, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XV. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS 
OF 1875, PROVIDING FOR AN ADDITIONAL TERM OF PROBATE COURT IN THE 
COUNTY OF COOS. 



Section 
1. Two terms at Gorham annually. 



Section 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. That chapter twenty-two of the Pamphlet Laws of 
1875 be amended by striking out the words "one term" between 
the words " shall be held" and the words " annually at Gorham," 
and inserting in their place the words tivo terms, and inserting after 
the words "in said county," on the first Tuesday of April, so that 
it shall read, — there shall be held two terms annually at Gorham 
in said county, on the first Tuesday of April and the first Tuesday 
of October of each year. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



Two terms 
Gorham an- 
nually. 



at 



Take3 
when. 



effect — 



568 



Chapters XVI, XYII. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER XVI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION NINE OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND 
EIGHT OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO TRANSIENT TRADERS. 



Section 

1. Miuimum fee for license reduced from fifty 
to ten dollars. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes efEect — when. 



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



Minimumfee SECTION 1. Evcrj pcrsoii taking out a license, according to the 

reduced^from ppovisioiis of scctioH nine of cliaptcr one hundred and eight of the 
fifty to ten doi- General Statutes, shall pay therefor, for the use of the town, a sum 
not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars. 

Sec. 2. So much of said section nine as is inconsistent with this 
act is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



Repealing 
clause . 

Takes efEect — 
when. 



CHAPTER XVII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED OF THE GENERAL STAT- 
UTES, ENTITLED " SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS." 



Section 

1. Minimum fee for license reduced from ten 
dollars to one dollar. 



Section 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Minimum fee 
for license re- 
duced from ten 
dollars to one 
dollar. 

Takes effect — 
when. 



Section 1. That section three of chapter one hundred of the 
General Statutes be amended by striking out the word " ten " in 
the fourth line of said section, and inserting in its place the word 
" one." 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters XVIII, XIX. 



569 



CHAPTER XVIII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE, SECTION FIF- 
TEEN, OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF THE 
MONEY RAISED BY TAXES ON DOGS. 

Section j Section 

1. Surplus revenue arising from dog tax — 2. Repealing clause, 
how applied. I 

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



Section 1. All money arising from the taxation of dogs, remain- sm-pius reve- 
ing in the treasury of any town or city at the annual town-meeting fromTogTax- 
or city election, which has not been ordered to be paid for damages iiow .ippiied. 
to domestic animals, agreeably to the provisions of chapter one hun- 
dred and five of the General Statutes, may be applied to the sup- 
port of schools, or retained in the treasury of the town or city for 
the purpose of paying damages done to domestic animals according 
to said statute, as the town or city council shall by vote determine. 

Sec. 2. The fifteenth section of chapter one hundred and five of 
the General Statutes is hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



Repealing 
clause. 



CHAPTER XIX. 



AN ACT RELATING TO CORONERS' INQUESTS. 



Section 
1. Expense of inquests to be paid — when. 



Section 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Section 1. No coroner's inquest shall be liolden at the expense 
of any town, city, or county, nor shall any fees or costs of such in- 
quest be paid by any town, city, or county, unless the coroner shall 
have been specially requested in writing to hold the inquest by the 
selectmen of the town or mayor and aldermen of the city to be 
charged with such expense, or by the solicitor for the county or the 
attorney-general of the state. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



Expense of in- 
quests to be 
paid— when. 



Takes 
when. 



effect ■ 



570 



Chaptees XX, XXI. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER XX. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN NEWMARKET AND 

SOUTH NEWMARKET. 

Property to be taxed in the town where it lies. 

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



Property to be 
taxed in the 
town where it 
lies. 



Section 1. That the boundary Hne between the towns of New- 
market and South Newmarket shall be considered and held to be 
the boundary line for all purposes of taxation, and all lands and 
property shall be assessed and taxed in the respective towns, as 
may be determined by said boundary line ; and the provisions of 
section ten of the act constituting the town of South Newmarket, 
approved July 27, 1849, are hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XXI. 



AN ACT EXTENDING THE JURISDICTION OF POLICE COURTS IN CIVIL CAUSES. 



Section 

1. Jurisdiction of police courts enlarged. 

2. Cause transferred to county court at de- 
fendant's request. 

3. How transferred. 



Section 

4. Fees of police justice. 

5. Either party may appeal. 

6. Person not to be summoned out of town — 
when. 



Jurisdiction of 
police courts 
enlarged. 



Cause trans- 
ferred to county 
court at defend- 
ant's request. 



How transfer- 
red. 



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

Section 1. Police courts, in addition to the powers heretofore 
conferred upon them, shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the 
circuit court of actions at common law wherein the defendant re- 
sides within the county where the court is established to which he 
is summoned, and not more than one hundred dollars is claimed as 
debt or damages. 

Sec. 2. In any action brought before a police court by virtue of 
this act, if the defendant, at the term at which such action is en- 
tered, shall request in writing a trial by jury, such action shall be 
transferred to the next trial term of the circuit court for the county 
in which gaid court is established, and may be entered and prose- 
cuted in said circuit court in the same manner as if originally com- 
menced therein. 

Sec. 3. In case of such transfer, the justice of said police court 
shall cause certified copies of the paper in each cause to be filed 
with the clerk of the court to which such transfer is made, and said 



I 



1876.] 



Chapter XXII. 



571 



may appeal. 



clerk shall enter said cause upon the docket of the court upon the 
payment by the plaintiff of the entry fee. 

Sec. 4. The justice of the police court shall receive for the copies Fees of police 
in each cause so transferred one dollar, to be paid by the plaintiff 3"*'^^<=*'- 
and taxed in his bill of costs if he prevail. 

Sec. 5. Either party aggrieved by the judgment of a police court, ^^JJ^/^P^^^y 
upon issue joined under the provisions of this act, may appeal 
therefrom to the next trial term of the circuit court for the county 
where said police court is situate ; but no appeal shall be allowed 
unless claimed within twenty-four hours from the time judgment is 
rendered. 

Sec. 6. No person, residing in a town or city in which is estab- 
lished and held a police court, shall be summoned to appear at 
another police court, in another town or city, as defendant or 
trustee. 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



Person not 

summoned 

of town — when. 



to 

out 



CHAPTER XXII. 

AN ACT TO ANNEX A PORTION OF THE TOWN OF LACONIA TO THE TOWN OF 

GILFORD. 



Section 

1. Description of portion annexed. 

2. Gilford to pay Laconia $2,000. 

3. Disposition of taxes now assessed. 

4. Property annexed not taxable for present 
debts. 



Section 

5. Proportion of state tax. 

6. School district. 

7. Citizens not disfranchised. 

8. Takes effect — when. 



Be it enacted ht/ the Senate and House of Represeyitatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. That all that part of the town of Laconia bounded as fol- Description of 
lows, — to wit, beginning at a stake and stones on the westerly shore \^^^^^ anuex- 
of Long bay, so called, at the north-easterly corner of the farm of 
Enoch B. Prescott, thence westerly on the northerly line of said 
Prescott's farm to the highway leading from Lake Village to Mere- 
dith, thence northerly on said highway to the centre of Tilton brook, 
so called, thence westerly down the centre of said brook to Round 
bay, so called, thence on said Round bay to the line dividing the 
town of Gilford from the town of Laconia, — be and the same 
hereby is severed from the town of Laconia and annexed to the 
town of Gilford. 

Sec. 2. The town of Gilford shall assess and collect for the use GUfoni to pay 
and benefit of the town of Laconia, upon the polls and estates of i-acoaia »2,ooo. 
the persons and estates liable to taxation in the portion of Laconia 
annexed to Gilford by this act, the sum of two thousand dollars, 
and interest from the second Tuesday of March, 1877, within four 
years from the passage of this act ; but no more than one half of 
said sum of two thousand dollars shall be assessed as aforesaid in 
any one of said four years. Said sum shall be paid by said Gil- 
ford to said Laconia when collected. 



572 



Chapter XXIII. 



[1876. 



Disposition 
taxes now 
sessed. 



of 



Property an- 
nexed liot tax- 
able for present 
debts. 



Proportion of 
state tax. 



Scliool district. 



Citizens not 
disfranchised. 



Takes effect — 
wlien. 



Sec. 3. All taxes hci-etofore assessed annually upon the polls and 
estates of persons residing within the limits of the territory hereby 
annexed to Gilford, and upon the estates of said territory of non- 
residents, shall be collected and applied the same as if this act had 
not been passed. 

Sec. 4. The polls and estates of persons residing within the 
limits of the territory hereby annexed to Gilford, and the estates in 
said territory of non-residents, shall not be taxed or in any way 
liable for the existing debts or liabilities of the town of Gilford, 
but all such debts and liabilities shall be paid by said town of Gil- 
ford the same as if this act had not been passed. 

Sec. 5. In all assessments of state and county taxes, until the 
legislature shall otherwise oi'der, the town of Laconia shall pay six 
dollars and eighty-seven cents, and the town of Gilford shall pay 
five dollars and sixty-eight cents ; and the state and county treas- 
urers shall issue their respective warrants accordingly. 

Sec. 6. All that part of Laconia annexed to Gilford by this act 
shall constitute a part of school district number thirteen in said 
Gilford. 

Sec. 7. Any person qualified to vote at any meeting held within 
six months from the passage of this act, in Laconia as now consti- 
tuted, shall have the right to vote in Gilford, in which he shall be- 
come an inhabitant by the passage of this act. 

Sec. 8. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XXIII. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE PAYMENT OF THE COUPONS OF CERTAIN BONDS 
OF THE STATE BELONGING TO THE NATIONAL BANK OF THE COMMON- 
WEALTH OF BOSTON, MASS. 



Preamble. 



Treasurer anthorized to pay lost coupons 



Whereas, the coupons for the interest due in January, A. D. 
1876, upon certain bonds of this state belonging to the National 
Bank of the Commonwealth of Boston, Mass., and amounting to 
one hundred and five dollars, have been accidentally lost : 



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



Treasurer au- 
thorized to pay 
lost coupons. 



Section 1. That the treasurer of the state be authorized to pay 
to the National Bank of the Commonwealth of Boston, Mass., the 
amount of said coupons, upon the receipt of satisfactory security to 
refund the amount thereof, with all costs, interest, and charges, in 
case said coupons shall hereafter be presented, or said interest 
claimed, by any person lawfully entitled thereto. 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters XXIY, XXV. 



573 



CHAPTER XXIV. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ADVERTISING OF NON-RESIDENT TAXES. 



Section 

1. Advertisement to be published in what 
papers. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause. 



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



Section 1. Collectors of taxes of non-residents shall advertise 
the land on which the taxes have not been paid, or may not be paid, 
for sale, in the Independent Statesman, a newspaper printed 
at Concord, and also in some newspaper printed in the county 
where the land is situate, if any, otherwise in some adjacent 
county. 

Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 17, 1876.] 



Advertisement 
to be published 
in what papers. 



Repealing 
clause. 



CHAPTER XXV. 



AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE PRESENT JUDICIARY SYSTEM AND ESTABLISH A 

NEW ONE. 



Section 

1. Present court abolished: supreme court 
established: justices: salaries: powers and 
duties. 

2. Law terras: trial terms: two justices to 
sit— when. 

3. Jurisdiction at law terms : at trial terms : 
power of justices in vacation. 

4. Grand and petit jurors. 

5. Appointment and tenure of clerks regu- 
lated. 



Section 

6. Regulation as to pending causes, etc. 

7. Custody, etc., of records. 

8. Opinions to be published. 

9. Justice not to sit — when. 

10. Quorum. 

11. Repealing and saving clauses. 

12. Takes effect— when. 



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



Section 1. That from and after the time when this act takes Present court 
effect, the superior court of judicature and the circuit court shall be •''^^'^''*''«^- 
and hereby are abolished, and all laws establishing such courts 
shall be and hereby are repealed ; and in lieu thereof there shall be 
and hereby is established a supreme court, consisting of one chief- Slshecr"^ 



574 



Chapter XXV. 



[1876. 



Justices. 
Salaries. 



Powers and du- 
ties. 



Law terms. 



Trial terms. 



Two justices to 
sit — wlien. 



Jurisdiction at 
law terms. 



At trial terms. 



Power of jus- 
tices in vaca- 
tion. 



Grand and 
petit jurors. 



Appointment 
and tenure of 
clerks regu- 
lated. 



Regulation as 
to pending 
causes, etc. 



justice and five associate justices, to be appointed and commissioned 
as prescribed in the constitution : and the salary of said chief-jus- 
tice sliall be twenty-four hundred dollars, and the salaries of said 
associate justices shall be twenty-two hundred dollars each, payable 
quarterly ; and said justices shall have all the powers of, and do 
and perform all the duties now required l)y law to be done and per- 
formed by, the justices of the superior court of judicature and the 
circuit court. 

Sec. 2. The law terms of the supreme court shall l)e holdcn at 
the times and places at which the terms of the superior court of 
judicature are now required to be holden ; and the trial terms of 
said supreme court shall be holden at the times and places at which 
the terms of the circuit court are now required to be holden, and 
said trial tenus may be holden by one or more of said justices ; but 
at tlie trial of any person charged with a crime the punishment 
whereof may be death, not less than two of the justices of said 
supreme court shall be present. 

Sec. 3. Said supreme court, at the law terms thereof, shall have 
jurisdiction of all matters and things whatsoever whereof the supe- 
rior court of judicature now have jurisdiction ; and said supreme 
court, at the trial terms thereof, shall have jurisdiction of all mat- 
ters and things whatsoever, both civil and criminal, now provided 
by law to be entered at or done, or which may be entered at or 
done, in the circuit court ; and the justices of said supreme court 
shall have power and authority to do and j^erform any act in vaca- 
tion, whicli the justices of the superior court of judicature, or of the 
circuit court, or any one of them, may now do and perform in vaca- 
tion. 

Sec. 4. Grand and petit jurors shall be drawn and returned to 
attend the trial terms of said supreme court, in the same manner 
as grand and petit jurors are now required to be drawn and attend 
the terms of the circuit court. 

Sec. 5. A clerk of the court shall be appointed for each county 
by the justices of the supreme court, removable at their pleasure, 
who shall give bond as now required by law, and shall do and per- 
form all the duties now required by law to be done and performed 
by the clerks of the circuit court and of the superior court of judi- 
cature ; and until said justices of the supreme court shall appoint 
said clerks, and they are qualified to enter upon the performance of 
their duties, the clerks of the circuit and superior courts shall con- 
tinue to act as clerks of the supreme court. 

Sec. 6. All writs, petitions, and processes heretofore issued, and 
all precepts, recognizances, and proceedings of every kind return- 
able at the circuit court in any county, are hereby made returnable 
at the corresponding trial term of the supreme court next to be 
holden in said county after this act takes effect ; and all causes and 
proceedings now pending upon the dockets of the circuit court shall 
be heard and tried at the corresponding trial terms of the supreme 
court ; and all writs, petitions, and processes heretofore issued, re- 
turnable at the superior court of judicature, are hereby made re- 
turnable at the corresponding law terms of the supreme court next 
to be holden after this act takes effect ; and all causes and proceed- 
ings now pending upon the dockets of said superior court of judica- 



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Chapter XXYI. 



575 



ture shall be heard and determined at the corresponding law terms 
of the supreme court. 

Sec. 7. All records and files of the superior court of judicature 
and of the circuit court, or which are in their custody and under 
their control, shall be in the custody and under the control of the 
supreme court, and the clerk thereof may certify copies of the same ; 
and the supreme court may issue writs of execution, scire facias, 
and all otlier proper process thereon, and may amend the same as 
if they had originally been files and records of said court. 

Sec. 8. The opinions of tlie court, briefly expressed, shall be fur- 
nished to tlie reporter as soon as may be after their delivery, and 
shall be pul)lished under the title of The New Hampshire Reports. 

Sec. 9. No justice of the supreme court shall sit at the hearing 
and determination of any cause at a law term, which comes from a 
trial term upon a bill of exceptions or transfer allowed by himself, 
unless it shall be necessary for the decision of such cause. 

Sec. 10. Four justices of the supreme court shall constitute a 
quorum for the transaction of business at the law terms. 

Sec. 11. All laws heretofore passed, which establish or continue 
in existence the superior court of judicature and the circuit court 
of this state, or provide for justices of the said courts, and all acts 
and parts of acts whatsoever inconsistent with the provisions of 
this act, are hereby repealed ; while all laws now in force for the 
proper transaction of business in said courts shall be taken to be in 
force in the supreme court at the respective law and trial terms 
thereof, so far as the same are not in conflict with the provisions of 
this act. 

Sec. 12. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
the fourteenth day of August, 1870 : provided, however, that the 
justices of the supreme court may be appointed and commissioned 
before that time. 

[Approved July 17, 1876.] 



Custody, etc., 
of records. 



Opinions to be 
published. 



Justice not to 
sit— when. 



Quorum. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Saving clause. 



Takes effect 
when. 



CHAPTER XXVI. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. 



Section 

1. Normal school continued. 

2. Trustee at large discontinued: secretary. 



Section 
3. Repealing clause. 



£e it e7iacted hy the Senate arid House of Representatives in General 
Court eo7ivened : 



Section 1. The New Hampshire State Normal School, as hereto- 
fore established and located at Plymouth, is hereby further estab- 
lished and continued until otherwise ordered by the legislature. 

Sec. 2. The office of trustee at large of said school is hereby dis- 
continued, and the board of trustees shall choose one of its number 
to perform the duties of secretary for said board. 



Normal school 
continued. 



Trustee at large 
discontinued : 
secretary. 



576 



Chapters XXVII, XXYIIL 



[1876. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect from and after its 
passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XXVII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO EQUALIZE THE 
ASSESSMENT OF TAXES," PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1874. 



Section 

1. Real estate to be reappraised annually in 
April. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes effect — when. 



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



Real estate to 
be reappraised. 



Repealing 
clause. 

Takes effect — 
when. 



Section 1, The assessors and selectmen of the several cities and 
towns in this state shall, in the month of April, 1877, and in the 
month of April in each year thereafter, examine all the real estate in 
their respective cities and towns, and sliall reappraise all snch real 
estate as has changed in value in the year next preceding, and shall 
correct all errors that they find in the then existing appraisal ; and 
the new appraisal of said real estate thus made sliall be made a 
part of the invoice in said cities and towns ; and the invoice thus 
revised shall be sworn to, as is provided in section one of the act to 
which this act is an amendment. 

Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- 
visions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XXVIII. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF A STATE 

TAX. 

State tax of $400,000 provided for. 

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



State tax of 
§400,000 pro- 
vided for. 



Section 1. Tlie sum of four hundred thousand dollars shall be 
raised for the use of the state, and shall be assessed, collected, and 
paid into the treasury on or before the first day of December, in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven ; 
and the state treasurer is hereby directed seasonably to issue his 
warrant to the selectmen of the several towns and places, and to 



1876.] 



Chapters XXIX, XXX. 



577 



the assessors of the several cities in this state, according to the ap- 
portionment of pnblic taxes made June session, one thousand eight 
hundred and seventy-six ; and the selectmen of such towns and 
places, and the assessors of such cities, are hereby required to as- 
sess 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 ciglit hundred and seventy-seven ; 
and the state treasurer is hereby authorized to issue his extents for 
all the taxes which shall then remain unpaid. 
[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XXIX. 

AN ACT MAKING A VERBAL AMENDMENT OF SECTION ELEVEN, CHAPTER 
FIFTY-THREE OF THE GENERAL STATUTES. 

Verbal amendment. 

Be it enacted hj the Senate and House of Repi'esentatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. Section eleven of chapter fifty-three of the General verbal amend- 
Statutes is hereby amended by striking out tbe words " fifty-two " "^^" ' 
in the third line of said section, and substituting the words " fifty- 
one " in their stead. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XXX. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A CONVENTION OF DELEGATES FOR THE PURPOSE OF 
REVISING THE CONSTITUTION. 



Section 

1. Delegates — when and how chosen. 

2. Eligibilitj'. 

3. Number of. 

4. Certificates of election. 

B. Secretary of state to prepare blank certifi- 
cates. 

6. Meetings in classed towns. 

7. Convention — when and where held : organ- 
ization and business. 



Section 

8. Convention to make provision for submit- 
ting amendments to tlie people. 

9. Secretary of state to furnish books, station- 
ery, etc. 

10. Pay of members. 

11. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. That at the town-meetings of the inhabitants qualified Delegates— 
to vote for senators, to be held on the seventh day of November ^ij^fgenf'"'^ ^°^ 
next, in the several towns and places in this state, fur the choice of 
electors of president and vice-president, an election shall be lield by 



578 



Chapter XXX. 



[1876. 



Eligibility. 



Certificates of 
election. 



Secretary of 
state to prepare 
blank certiti- 
cates. 

Meetings in 
classed towns. 



Convention — 
when and 
where held : or- 
ganization and 
business. 



Convention to 
make provision 
for submitting 
amendments to 
the people. 



Secretary of 
state to furnish 
books, station- 
ery, etc. 

Pay of mem- 
bers. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



said inhabitants of delegates to a convention to revise the constitu- 
tion of this state, and an article therefor shall be inserted in the 
warrants calling said meetings ; and all the laws relating to the 
election of representatives to the general court, so far as the same 
shall be applicable, shall apply to the election of delegates, except 
as is herein otherwise provided. 

Sec. 2. Any person shall be eligible to a seat in said convention 
who by the laws of this state is a qualified voter in the town or dis- 
trict from which he may be elected: 

Sec. 3. Tiie several towns and classes shall be entitled to the 
same number of delegates as they are entitled to representatives by 
the laws and constitution of this state. 

Sec. 4. Town-clerks, and clerks of supervisors of election, shall 
deliver to the person or persons elected a certificate of his or their 
election. 

Sec. 5. The secretary of state is directed to prepare and season- 
ably transmit to the several town-clerks suitable blank forms for 
certificates of tlie election of delegates. 

Sec. 6. Meetings for the choice of delegates for classed towns 
shall be held in the towns or places in which the meetings for the 
election of representatives Avere by law required to be held in March 
last. 

Sec. 7. The delegates so chosen shall meet in convention at the 
capitol, in Concord, on the first Wednesday of December next, at 
eleven o'clock in the forenoon, and shall proceed to organize them- 
selves in convention by choosing by ballot one of their number as 
president, and such other officers as they may deem necessary : 
they shall be judges of the election and returns of their own mem- 
bers, and may establish rules of proceeding, and when organized 
shall proceed to revise the constitution. 

Sec. 8. If any alterations or amendments to the constitution 
shall be agreed to by said convention, they shall be so arranged 
and prepared that the same can be voted on by the people sepa- 
rately, unless the convention shall be of opinion that it is impracti- 
cable so to prepare and arrange them, in which case the amend- 
ments shall be voted on together ; and in either case the conven- 
tion shall prescribe the mode of publication of the amendments, the 
time and manner in which the same shall be submitted to the 
people for their ap])roval, and may pass any ordinance in relation 
to the manner of ascertaining their decision and of declaring and 
publishing the same, the time wlien such amendments as shall be 
approved shall take effect, and may do any and all other things 
which they may deem necessary to carry out the purpose and ob- 
ject of such convention. 

Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state to furnish 
said convention with such books, documents, papers, stationery, and 
printing, as the convention shall order or require. 

Sec. 10. The pay for travel and attendance of the officers and 
members of the convention shall be the same as that of the 
officers and members of the House of Representatives, — the same to 
be paid out of the state treasury. 

Sec. 11. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapter XXXI. 



579 



CHAPTER XXXI. 

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE MILITARY OF THE STATE, 
AND FOR THE SAFE KEEPING OF UNIFORMS, ARMS, AND EQUIPMENTS. 



Section 

1. Monthly drill : pay: penalty. 

2. Members of militia subject to superior 
officers — when. 

3. Pay-roll — when and to whom to be pre- 
sented. 



Section 

4. Allowance for gun-racks and clothing- 
closets. 
6. Repealing clause. 



^e it enacted hij the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court co7ivened : 



Section 1. Every member of the state militia shall drill with his 
company once a month for not less than two hours at each drill, 
and at such time and place as the company or regimental com- 
mander may designate, and sliall receive as compensation for such 
service, if infantry or heavy artillery, the sum of three (^^^ dollars 
per annum ; if light artillery, the sum of four (84) dollars per an- 
num ; if cavalry, the sum of five ($5) dollars per annum, — to be 
paid on or before the first day of April in each year ; and any mem- 
ber who shall absent himself from his company at any such drill, 
without permission of his compau}' commander, shall forfeit for 
each offence tlie sum of fifty (50) cents, to be deducted from his 
pay, and if for three successive drills without such permission, may 
be dishonorably discharged, and shall forfeit all pay and allowance 
due him. 

Seo; 2. Every member of the state militia, at all drills of their 
respective companies, or when wearing or using any of the state 
uniform, arms, or equipments, shall be subject to the orders and 
authority of his superior officers. 

Sec. 3. The commanding officer of each company shall present 
to the quartermaster of his regiment annually, in the month of 
March, a pay-roll of his company, certified by the clerk of the com- 
pany, showing the number of officers and men that have appeared 
at the drills of the company ; and the quartermaster shall pay to 
the captain of said company the amount of the pay-roll, and take 
therefor his receipt indorsed on the pay-roll. 

Sec. 4. That each company of state militia at present in the ser- 
vice of this state, or that may hereafter be organized and accepted 
by the state, sliall be allowed, for the purpose of building and fitting 
up gun-racks and clothing-closets, such sums as may be actually ex- 
pended, not exceeding fifty (^50) dollars. 

Sec. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions 
of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon fts 
passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



Monthly drill. 



Pay. 



Penalty. 



Members of 
militia subject 
to superior offi- 
cers — when. 



Pay-roll — when 
and to whom to 
be presented. 



Allowance for 
gun-racks and 
clothing-clos- 
ets. 



Repealing 
clause. 



580 



Chapters XXXII, XXXIII. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER XXXII, 

AN ACT TO REMOVE THE DISABILITIES OF MARRIED WOMEN. 

Section j Section 

1. Married women maj' make contracts, etc. j 2. Takes effect— when. 

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



Married women 
may make con- 
tracts, etc. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Section 1. That every married woman may make contracts, and 
sue and be sued in all matters in law and equity in the same man- 
ner as if she was sole and unmarried: provided, however, that all 
laws now in force as to contracts and conveyances between husband 
and wife, and as to the rights of the husband in her property or 
estate, shall not be affected hereby ; and provided, also, that no 
contract or conveyance by a married woman as surety or guarantor 
for her husband, nor any undertaking by her for him or in his be- 
half, shall be binding on her. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XXXIII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER NINETY-NINE OF THE GENERAL STAT- 
UTES, RELATING TO THE SALE OF SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS. 



Section 

1. Persons within this state prohibited'from 
soliciting orders for spirituous liquor : penalty. 



Section 

2. Itinerants prohibited from soliciting or- 
ders : penalty. 



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



Persons within 
this state pro- 
hibited from 
soliciting or- 
ders for spirit- 
uous liquor : 
penalty. 



Itinerants pro- 
hibited from so- 
liciting orders : 
penalty. 



Section 1. If any person shall, within this state, solicit or take 
any order for any spirituous liquor, to be delivered at any wharf, 
depot, or other place without this state, knowing, or having reason- 
able cause to believe, that if so delivered the same will be trans- 
ported to this state and sold in violation of the laws thereof, he 
shall be fined fifty dollars for the first offence of which he shall be 
convicted, and upon any subsequent conviction he shall be fined 
one hundred dollars, or imprisoned not less than sixty nor more 
than ninety days. 

Sec. 2. If any person shall go from place to place soliciting or 
taking orders for spirituous liquors to be delivered as aforesaid, 
and with the purpose aforesaid, he shall be fined one hundred dol- 
lars, or be imprisoned not less than sixty nor more than ninety 
days. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



187G.J 



Chapters XXXIV, XXXV. 



681 



CHAPTER XXXIV. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING CITIES AND TOWNS TO ACCEPT DONATIONS AND LEG- 
ACIES IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Section 1 Section 

1. Legacies, etc., may he accepted for the 2. How invested and expended, 
protection of graves. I 3. Takes effect— when. 

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



Section 1. It shall be lawful for any city or town to accept any 
donation or legacy that may be made to such city or town for the 
purpose of ensuring proper care and attention to any grave or lot 
in any public cemetery, and the avenues connected therewith, and 
the monuments belonging thereto ; and any city or town, accepting 
such donation or legacy, shall be legally bound to perform the 
conditions attached to such donation or legacy, according to the 
terms thereof. 

Sec. 2. Any donation or legacy, accepted by any city or town 
under the provisions of this act, shall be safely invested in United 
States, state, county, city, or town securities, and the annual in- 
come thereof alone expended in performing the conditions attached 
to such donation or legacy. 

Sec. 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



Legacies, etc., 
may be accept- 
ed for tlie pro- 
tection of 
graves. 



How invested 
and expended. 



Takes effect - 
when. 



CHAPTER XXXV. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE TRIAL OF CAUSES BEFORE REFEREES. 



SECTION 

1. Supreme court may commit causes to 
referees with consent of parties : rules : report 
of referee : may be recommitted ; referees to 
be paid by county. 

2. Court may commit to referee without con- 
sent of parties — when : proceedings in such 
cases : compensation of referee. 



Section 

3. Causes now referred not affected by this 
act. 

4. Fees of auditors. 

5. Repealing clause. 

G. Takes effect — when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Mejjreseyitatives in Gfeneral 
Court convened : 



Section 1. The supreme court, or any justice thereof, may, in 
term time or vacation, commit to one or more referees, to be appointed 
by said court or justice, any cause pending in said court, or the 
determination of any question of fact, provided the parties shall 
consent. The supreme court may make and promulgate from time 
to time such rules as shall seem proper to regulate the practice and K^ies 



Supremo court 
may commit 
causes to ref- 
eree with con- 
sent of parties. 



582 



Chapter XXXV. 



[1876. 



Report of ref- 
eree. 



May be recom- 
mitted. 



Referees to be 
paid by county. 



Court may com- 
mit to referee 
■without^onsent 
of parties — 
wlieii. 



Proceedings in 
such cases. 



Compensation 
of referee. 



Causes now re- 
ferred not af- 
fected ■ by this 
act. 



Fees of audit- 
ors. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



proceedings before such referees. Such referees shall proceed in 
all cases, unless the parties otherwise agree, according to tlie rules 
of law or of equity, as the case may be, and according to the prac- 
tice in court, and shall report their decision as soon as may be to 
the court by which the cause was referred, stating specifically their 
rulings upon all questions of law, and stating all matters of fact 
found by them proved, if eitiier party shall so request. All reports 
of said referees may, in the discretion of the court to which the 
same may be returned, be recommitted to tlie same or some other 
referee or referees, or such judgment may be rendered thereon as 
tlie law and facts require, which judgment shall be final and concki- 
sive. Such referees shall be paid by the county in which the cause 
is pending, for their services and expenses in each cause, such com- 
pensation as may be allowed by the court. 

Sec. 2. The supreme court may in term time, with or without 
the consent of the parties or either of them, commit to one or more 
referees, to be appointed by such court, any cause at law and equity, 
or the determination of any question of fact pending in said court, 
wherein the parties are not as matter of right entitled to a trial by 
a jury. Proceedings before such referees shall be governed l)y the 
rules applicable to trials of causes referred by consent of parties, 
and all reports of such referees may, in the discretion of the court 
to which the same may be returned, be recommitted to the same or 
some other referees ; or such judgment may be rendered thereon 
as the law and facts require, wliicli judgment shall be final and con- 
clusive. The court shall determine the compensation to be paid to 
such referees for their services and ex[)enses in each cause so refer- 
red, and may in their discretion order the same to be paid by the 
county in which the cause is pending. 

Sec. 3. This act shall not apply to actions heretofore referred, 
and now pending before referees, by order of the circuit court or by 
agreement of the parties, under the act entitled " An act to abolish 
the present judiciary system and establish a new one," approved 
July 10th, A. D. 1874, and amendments thereto, — but said act and 
its amendments shall be unrepealed as to said actions. 

Sec. 4. The court may in its discretion order the fees of auditors 
to be paid by the county in the same manner as the fees of referees 
are by this act authorized to be paid. 

Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions 
of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
the fourteenth day of August, A. D. 1876. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters XXXVI, XXXVII. 



583 



CHAPTER XXXVI. 

AN ACT TO FIX THE TIME FOR HOLDING CERTAIN TERMS OF THE PROBATE 
COURT FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. 



Section 

1. Terms to be held at Milford instead of 
Amherst. 



Sectiox 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. That the terms of the probate court, now held at Terms to he 



Amherst on the Friday next following the fourth Tuesday of Feb- 
ruary and September in each year, be and the same are hereby 
abolished, and that a term of said probate court for said county of 
Hillsborough be holden at Milford in said county on the Friday 
next following the fourth Tuesday of February and September. 

Sec. 2. All acts inconsistent witli the provisions of this act are 
hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 20, 187 6. J 



held at Milford 
instead of Am- 
herst. 



Repealing 
clause 



Takes effect — 
when. 



CHAPTER XXXVII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION ONE, CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE OF LAWS 

PASSED JUNE, 1875. 

Section | Section* 

1. Doors to railroad depots may open inwards. I 2. Takes effect — when. 

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



Section 1. That so much of the laws passed June, 1875, — cliap- Doors to raii- 

ter twenty-three, section one,— as pertains to railroads and railroad o'lJ'e^.SS^ 
depots, be repealed. 

Sec. 2. To take effect on its passage. Takes effect — 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] ^^'^"- 



584 



Chapter XXXVIII. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER XXXVIII. 



AN ACT TO DIVIDE THE TOWN OF LANDAFF AND TO CONSTITUTE THE TOWN 

OF EA8TON, 



Section 

1. Town bounded aud named. 

2. Regulation as to property, debts, trust 
funds, etc. 

3. Taxes for the current year: schools and 
highways: balance in treasury — how divided. 

4. Town debts — liow divided. 



Section 
5. Support of paupers regulated. 
C. Proportion of state tax to each town, 

7. Towns classed. 

8. First meeting of Easton— by whom and 
when called. 

9. Takes effect — when. 



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



Town bounded 
aud named. 



Regulation as 
to property, 
debts, trust 
funds, etc. 



Taxes for the 
current year: 
schools and 
highways : bal- 
ance in the 
treasury — how 
divided. 



Section 1. Tliat all that part of Landaff lying east of the follow- 
ing described line, — to wit, beginning on the line between tlie town 
of Lisbon and said Landaff, at the north-west corner of lot nnra- 
bered nine in the first range and first division of lots in said Lan- 
daff, thence running southerly on the westerly line of lots num- 
bered nine in said first division of lots to the nortii-west corner of 
lot numbered nine in the ninth range and second division of lots in 
said town of Landaff, thence continuing in the same direction on 
tlie westerly line of lots in said ninth range and second division to 
the boundary line between said Landaff and the town of Benton, — 
be and the same is hereby severed from said town of Landaff, and 
made a body politic and corporate by the name of the town of 
Ea.ston. 

Sec. 2. All real and personal property, including all debts, 
claims, and demands of every kind, now owned by and due to the 
town of Landaff, except funds held in trust by said town, shall be 
and remain the property of said Landaff; all interest, and other 
income of trust funds held by said Landaff, and the literary fund, 
whicli until a new apportionment of state taxes shall be payable to 
said Landaff and Easton, after the first day of xVpril, 1877, shall be 
divided between them in the proportion of one dollar thirty-four 
cents to Landaff, and fifty-three cents to Easton ; and if said towns 
cannot agree upon the division of such interest, income, or literary 
fund, the county commissioners of the county of Grafton, for the 
time being, upon the request of either of said towns, may make 
such division of the same, or assign the same or any part thereof to 
either of said towns, as in their opinion is equitable. 

Sec. 3. All taxes assessed since March last upon the polls'and 
estate of persons residing in said Landaff' and said Easton, as here- 
by constituted, and all non-resident taxes assessed since March last 
in said towns, shall be collected by the collectors to whom the same 
have been committed for that purpose, and shall be paid over to 
said town of Landaff in the same manner in which they are directed 
to pay the same before tlie division of said town : all schools and 
highways in the town of Easton, as hereby constituted, shall be 
supported and maintained by said Landaff until the first day of 
April, 1877, in the same manner they would have been had not 



1876.] 



Chapter XXXVIIII. 



585 



this act been passed : and, after payment of all the expenses of the 
towns for the current year as above, and the interest on the whole 
town debt for the current year, from the amount of the assessment 
for town purposes, voted at the last annual town-meeting, and 
assessed in April, 1876, if there shall be any balance remaining in 
the treasury, said balance shall be divided between the two towns 
in the proportion that each is to pay of the indebtedness of the 
town, to wit, $2,500 of the debt to Easton, and the balance to 
Landaff. 

Sec. 4. All debts and liabilities heretofore incurred by said 
Landaff shall be paid by the town of Landaff, except the sum of 
twenty-five hundred dollars, which said sum of twenty-five hundred 
dollars shall be assumed and paid by the town of Easton. 

Sec. 5. All paupers now supported by and in the actual receipt 
of assistance from said Landaff, shall be supported by said towns 
of Landaff and Easton, each respectively contributing in the same 
proportion as hereinafter mentioned for the division of state and 
county taxes, until such time as either or both 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, as near as practicable, as that prescribed for the appor- 
tionment of state and county taxes, as hereinafter prescribed, and 
determine which of said paupers shall be supported by each of said 
towns. 

Sec. 6. In all assessments of state and county taxes, until the 
legislature shall otherwise order, Landaff shall pay one dollar and 
thirty-four cents, and Easton, as hereby constituted, shall pay fifty- 
three cents, and the state and county treasurers shall issue their 
respective warrants accordingly. 

Sec. 7. As neither the town of Landaff nor the town of Easton, 
as hereby constituted, will have the constitutional number of rata- 
ble polls to send a representative to the general court, said towns 
are hereby classed for the purpose of choosing a representative. 

Sec. 8. George W. Coggswell, Winsor Drury, Jr., and Timothy 
B. Young, or any two of them, may call the first meeting of said 
town of Easton, at any time after the first day of January, 1877, by 
posting up a warrant for that purpose, as the law directs, at which 
meeting either of said persons may preside until a moderator shall 
be chosen ; and at such meeting all necessary town officers may be 
chosen. 

Sec. 9. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



Town debts — 
how divided. 



Support of pau- 
pers regulated. 



Proportion of 
state tax to 
each town. 



Towns classed. 



First meeting 
of Easton — by 
whom and 
when called. 



Takes eflfect — 
when. 



586 



Chapters XXXIX, XL. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER XXXIX. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SIX OF THE 
GENERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO OFFENCES AGAINST CHASTITY. 



Section 
1. Penalty for abducting female child. 



Section 
2. Takes effect— when. 



Penalty for 
abducting 
female child. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



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

Section 1. Any person who shall wilfully and deceitfully entice 
or carry away any female child under the age of eighteen years, 
with the intent or for the purpose of prostitution, shall he punished 
by imprisonment not exceeding three years, or by fine not exceed- 
ing five thousand dollars. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XL. 



AN ACT TO ANNEX THE TOWN OF GOSPORT TO THE TOWN OF RYE. 



Section 

1. Towns united. 

2. Each town to pay it own present indebted- 
ness. 



Section 
3. Takes effect — when : repealing clause. 



Towns united. 



Each town to 
pay its own 
present indebt- 
edness. 



Takes ejffect — 
when ; repeal- 
ing clause. 



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

Section 1. That the town of Gosport shall be annexed to and be 
a part of the town of Rye for all state, county, and town purposes, 
except as provided in section second, and the two shall form one 
incorporate town under the name of Rye. 

Sec 2. That no tax shall be assessed or levied upon any inhab- 
itant of or property belonging to or situated in said Gosport on 
account of any present indebtedness of the present town of Rye, 
nor upon any inhabitant of or property belonging to and situated in 
said Rye on account of any present indebtedness of the present 
town of Gosport. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect on the first day of September, 
1876 ; and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- 
sions of this act are hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters XLI, XLII. 



587 



CHAPTER XLI. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE USE OF SCHOOL-HOUSES. 



V 



Section 

1. District may grant use of scliool-liouse for 
certain purposes. 



Section 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Section 1. The legal voters of any school-district in this state, 
at a meeting duly called and held, may, by a major vote of those 
present and voting, grant the use of any sehool-house in such dis- 
trict for a writing- or singing-school, and for religious and other 
meetings : provided such use shall not conflict with any regular 
school exercise, and that the persons so using any school-house 
shall he liable for all damages to the same, and to all property 
therein. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



District may 
grant use of 
school-house 
for certain pur- 
poses. 



Takes 
when. 



effect ■ 



CHAPTER XLII. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO JUDGES AND REGISTERS OF PROBATE. 



Section 

1. Judges and registers prohibited from tak- 
ing compensation in certain cases. 



Section 

2. Penalty for violation. 

3. Takes effect — when. 



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



Judges and reg- 
isters prohibit- 
ed from taking 
compensation 
in certain cases. 



Section 1. No judge or register of probate shall directly or 
indirectly receive compensation for services in making petitions, 
bonds, or other paper, in any proceeding or business pending in or 
to be brought into the probate court, nor for any other service re- 
lating to probate business, except the salary, and as is provided in 
sections ten, eleven, thirteen, and fourteen, chapter one hundred 
and seventy of the General Statutes, and excepting also pay for 
copies and certificates. 

Sec. 2. Any judge or register who shall violate any of the provi- Penalty for 
sions of this act shall be liable to the penalties prescribed by sec- "'"'"' 
tion twenty-one of chapter one hundred and Seventy of the General 
Statutes. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



violation. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



588 



Chapters XLIII, XLIV. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER XLIII. 



AX ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION NINE OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND 
SE^rENTY-T^VO OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, IN RELATION TO THE TIMES 
AND PLACES OF HOLDING THE PROBATE COURTS IN THE COUNTY OF 
GRAFTON. 



Section 

1. Time of holding court at Haverhill 
changed : additional term. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause, etc. 



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



Time of holding 
court at Haver- 
hill changed: 
additional 
term. 



Repealing 
clause, etc. 



Section 1. That section nine of chapter one hundred and seventj- 
two be amended by striking out the words " at Haverhill on the 
third Tuesday of March and September," and adding the following: 
at Haverhill on the fourth Tuesday of March and September : at 
Woodsville on the third Tuesday of July. 

Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XLIV. 



AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER FORTY OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1S75, ENTI- 
TLED " AN ACT FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HEALTH, AND FOR THE ASSESS- 
MENT OF DAMAGES IN CERTAIN CASES." 



Act repealed. 



Pending litiga- 
tion not affect- 
ed. 



Section 
1. Act repealed. 



Section 
I 2. Pending litigation not affected. 



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

Section 1. Chapter forty of the Pamphlet Laws of 1875, entitled 
"An act for the preservation of health, and for the assessment of 
damages in certain cases," is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. This act shall not affect any litigation now pending. 

[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



1876.] Chapters XLV, XLVI. 689 

CHAPTER XLV. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE COMPENSATION OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. 

Section I Section 

1. Per diem of councillors. 1 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Section 1, The members of the executive council shall each Per diem of 

,, ,,, , ,. ,!• • councillors. 

receive three dollars a day during their sessions. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect — 



[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



when. 



CHAPTER XLVI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION TWO OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND 
NINETY-THREE OF THE GENERAL STATUTES. 

Section I Section 

1. Carroll county clerk's ofiSce and records. 3. Repealing clause. 

2. Takes effect — when. I 

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

Section 1. That section two of chapter one hundred and ninety- carroii county 
three of the General Statutes is hereby amended by striking out and records. 
the following words, to wit : " but the clerk for the county of Car- 
roll may keep his office and the records thereof in Sandwich, upon 
providing, at his own expense, a suitable fire-proof safe for keeping 
said records therein." 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect on or after the first day of July Takes effect — 
next. _ _ ^^'"• 

Sec. 8. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 

1 , T T *^ clause. 

are hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



590 



Chapter XLYII. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER XLVII. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE NATURALIZATION OF ALIENS. 



Section 

1. Courts of record to have jurisdiction of 
naturalization. 

2. Aliens may make preliminary declaration 
any time when coiu't is in session: record of 
such application. 



Section 

3. Certificate not to be granted until when. 

4. Repealing clause. 

5. Takes effect — when. 



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



Courts of record 
to have juris- 
diction of nat- 
uralization. 



Aliens may 
make jirelimi- 
uary declara- 
tion any time 
when court is 
in session : rec- 
ord of such ap- 
plication. 



Certificate not 
to be granted 
until when. 



Repealing 
clause. 

Takes effect — 
when. 



Section 1. Any court of record established by the laws of this 
state may have and entertain jurisdiction of applications and other 
proceedings for the naturalization of aliens under any of the acts 
of congress in relation thereto. 

Sec. 2. Aliens may make the declarations of their intentions to 
become citizens of the United States before said court, in the man- 
ner relating thereto provided in the acts of congress, at any time 
when said court shall be in session ; and all such applications 
shall be entered by the clerk of said court upon a docket to be kept 
by him for that purpose, which docket shall contain a brief mem- 
oranda of the name and residence of the person making the appli- 
cation, and, if a resident of any city, the street and numljer of 
such residence. 

Sec. 3, No hearing shall be had or certificate of naturalization 
granted by the court upon any such applications until the same 
shall have been filed at least five days, and entered upon the dock- 
ets as aforesaid, nor until such applicant and his witnesses shall 
have been examined on oath in open court, by the court, or some 
person at the request of the court, touching all the qualifications 
of the applicant enjoined by the laws of the United States for his 
becoming a citizen thereof. 

Sec. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed. 

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters XLVIII, XLIX. 



591 



CHAPTER XLVIII. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE CERTAIN DOINGS OF THE TOWN OF ATKINSON. 

Section I Section 

1. Acts of last annual tow^n-meeting legal- 2. Takes effect — when, 
ized. I 

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



Section 1. The annual meeting of the town of Atkinson, held on 
the fourteenth day of March, A. D. 1876, is hereby declared and 
made the legal annual meeting of said town ; and all the acts, 
votes, ballots, and other doings whatsoever of said town at said 
meeting, are hereby declared legal and binding, to every intent, in 
every particular. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



Acts of last 
annual town- 
meeting legal- 
ized. 



Takes effect ■ 
when. 



CHAPTER XLIX. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A NEW PROPORTION FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC 

TAXES. 

Section i Section 

1. Proportion of every thousand dollars of 2. To continue till new proportion estab- 
public t.ixes to be paid by each town and place. I lished. 

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



Section 1. That of every thousand dollars of public taxes here- Proportion of 

*i-"--sai' 

lie taxes to De 



after to be raised, the proportion which each town and place shall doHars* "■"*"■"' 
pay, and for which tlie treasurer of the state is hereby authorized jJaidTyeach 
to issue his warrant, shall be as follows, to wit : 



COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM. 

County of Rockingham, 1151.60. 
Atkinson, one dollar and seventy-nine cents, 
Auburn, one dollar and seventy-eight cents, 
Brentwood, one dollar and eighty-seven cents, 
Candia, two dollars and ninety-five cents, 
Chester, two dollars and eighty-one cents, 
Danville, one dollar and seventeen cents, 
Deerfield, three dollars and seventy cents, 
Deny, five dollars and fifteen cents, 



$1.79 
1.78 
1.87 
2.95 
2.81 
1.17 
3.70 
5.15 



town and place. 



Rockingham 
County, §151.60. 



592 



Chapter XLIX. 



[1876. 



East Kingston, one dollar and thirty-one cents, 
Epping, three dollars and fifty-four cents, 
Exeter, twelve dollars and ninety-oiMi cents, 
Fremont, one dollar and twenty cents, 
Gosport, eleven cents, 

Greenland, two dollars and seventy-seven cents, 
Hampstead, two dollars and nine cents, 
Hampton, three dollars and seventy cents, 
Hampton Falls, one dollar and seventy-two cents, 
Kensington, one dollar and seventy-six cents, 
Kingston, two dollars and fifty-seven cents, 
Londonderry, three dollars and ninety-three cents, 
Newcastle, eighty-five cents, 
Newington, one dollar and thirty-six cents, 
Newmarket, seven dollars and thirty-eight cents, 
Newton, one dollar and seventy-two cents. 
North Hampton, two dollars and forty-five cents, 
Nortliwood, two dollars and ninety-seven cents, 
Nottingham, two dollars and sixteen cents, 
Plaistow, one dollar and eighty-nine cents, 
Portsmouth, fifty dollars and sixty-five cents, 
Raymond, two dollars and forty-four cents. 
Rye, three dollars and seventy-eight cents, 
Salem, three dollars and forty-two cents, 
Sandown, one dollar and seventeen cents, 
Seabrook, one dollar and sixty-eight cents. 
South Hampton, one dollar and thirty-four cents, 
South Newmarket, two dollars and thirty cents, 
Stratham, three dollars and twenty-eight cents, 
Windham, one dollar and ninety-three cents, 



$1.31 
8.54 

12.91 
1.20 
.11 
2.77 
2.09 
3.70 
1.72 
1.7G 
2.57 
3.93 
.85 
1.36 
7.38 
1.72 
2.45 
2.97 
2.16 
1.89 

5U. 65 
2.44 
3.78 
3.42 
1.17 
1.68 
1.34 
2.30 
3.28 
1.93 



Strafford 
County,.$100.14. 



COUNTY OF STRAFFORD. 

County of Strafford, $100.14. 
Barrington, three dollars and forty-two cents, 
Dover, thirty-six dollars and thirty-six cents, 
Durham, three dollars and fifty-two cents, 
Farmington, six dollars and sixty-eight cents, 
Lee, two dollars and fifty-six cents, 
jMadbury, one dollar and twenty-six cents, 
Middleton, seventy-eight cents. 
New Durham, one dollar and sixty-three cents, 
Rochester, fourteen dollars and twelve cents, 
Rollinsford, seven dollars and five cents, 
Somorsworth, sixteen dollars and ten cents, 
Strafford, three dollars and thirty-three cents, 
Milton, three dollars and thirty-three cents. 



^151.60 



P.42 

36.36 
3.52 
6.68 
2.56 
1.26 
.78 
1.63 

14.12 
7.05 

16.10 
3.33 
3.33 



Belkn.ii) 
County, $45.84. 



COUNTY OP BELKNAP. 



County of BelknajD, $45.84. 
Alton, three dollars and eighty-six cents, 



^100.14 



.86 



1876.] 



Chapter XLIX. 



593 



Barnstead, three dollars and two cents, $3.02 

Belmont, three dollars and thirty-nine cents, 3.39 

Center Harbor, one dollar and seven cents, 1.07 

Gilford, seven dollars and fifty-four cents, 7.54 

Gilnianton, three dollars and forty-three cents, 3.43 

Laconia, ten dollars and sixty cents, 10.60 

Meredith, four dollars and fifty-one cents, 4.51 

New Hampton, two dollars and thirty-two cents, 2.32 

Sanbornton, three dollars and thirty-seven cents, 3.37 

Tilton, two dollars and seventy -three cents, 2.73 

145.84 

COUNTY OF CARROLL. 

County of Carroll, $36.98. 

Albany, sixty-two cents, .62 

Bartlett, one dollar and twenty-two cents, 1.22 

Brookfield, one dollar and four cents, 1.04 

Chatham, sixty-seven cents, .67 

Conway, three dollars and eighty cents, 3.80 

Eaton, seventy-seven cents, .77 

Effingliam, one dollar and forty-nine cents, 1.49 

Freedom, one dollar and seventy cents, 1.70 

Hart's Location, twenty-six cents, .26 

Hale's Location, one cent, .01 

Jackson, eighty-six cents, .86 

Madison, ninety-six cents, .96 

Moultonborough, two dollars and fifteen cents, 2.15 

Ossipee, three dollars and two cents, 3.02 

Sandwich, three dollars and twenty-two cents, 3.22 

Tamworth, two dollars and twenty-three cents, 2.23 

Tuftonborough, two dollars and thirteen cents, 2.13 

Wakefield, three dollars and five cents, 3.05 

TVolfeborough, seven dollars and seventy-eight cents, 7.78 



$36.98 

COUNTY OP MERRIMACK. 

County of Merrimack, $149.42. 

Allenstown, five dollars and forty cents, $5.40 

Andover, three dollars and thirty-two cents, 3.32 

Boscawen, five dollars and thirty-three cents, 5.33 

Bow, two dollars and forty-seven cents, 2.47 

Bradford, two dollars and fifty-three cents, 2.53 

Canterbury, three dollars and thirty-eight cents, 3.38 

Chichester, one dollar and eighty-eight cents, ' 1.88 

Concord, fifty-five dollars and fifty cents, 55.50 

Danbury, one dollar and eighty-five cents, 1.85 

Dunbarton, three dollars and nineteen cents, 3.19 

Epsom, two dollars and eight cents, 2.08 

Franklin, ten dollars and sixty-four cents, 10.64 

Henniker, four dollars and eight cents, 4.08 

Hill, one dollar and twenty-four cents, 1.24 

Hooksett, four dollars and forty-six cents, 4.46 



Carroll 
County, 



Merrimack 
County,$149.42. 



594 Chapter XLIX. [1876. 

Hopkinton, five dollars and eighty-five cents, , , $5.85 

Loudon, three dollars and seventy cents, 3.70 

Newbury, one dollar and fifty cents, 1.60 

New London, two dollars and seventy-one cents, 2.71 

Northfield, two dollars and forty-four cents, 2.44 

Pembroke, six dollars and ninety-seven cents, 6.97 

Pittsfield, five dollars and twenty-two cents, 5.22 

Salisbury, two dollars and fourteen cents, 2.14 

Sutton, two dollars and thirty-nine cents, 2.39 

Warner, five dollars and twenty-nine cents, 5.29 

Webster, two dollars and eight cents, 2.08 

Wilmot, one dollar and seventy-eight cents, 1.78 



Hinsborough COUNTY OF HILLSBOROUGH. 

Couuty,S241.29. 



$149.42 



County of Hillsborough, $241.29. 

Amherst, four dollars and forty-six cents, $4.46 

Antrim, three dollars and twenty-nine cents, 3.29 

Bennington, one dollar and nine cents, 1.09 

Bedford, three dollars and ninety cents, 3.90 

Brookline, one dollar and eighty-eight cents, 1.88 

Deering, one dollar and seventy cents, 1.70 

Francestown, three dollars and eighteen cents, 3.18 

Goffstown, five dollars and forty-five cents, 5.45 

Greenfield, two dollars and two cents, 2.02 

Greenville, two dollars and eighty-seven cents, 2.87 

Hancock, two dollars and thirty-one cents, 2.31 

Hillsborough, four dollars and thirty-one cents, 4.31 

Hollis, four dollars and twelve cents, 4.12 

Hudson, three dollars and forty-six cents, 3.46 

Litchfield, one dollar and sixty-seven cents, 1.67 

Lyndeborough, one dollar and seventy-two cents, 1.72 

Manchester, ninety-nine dollars and thii-fy-onc cents, 99.31 

Mason, two dollars and twenty-six cents, 2.26 

Merrimack, three dollars and eighty-six cents, 3.86 

Milford, nine dollars and sixty-four cents, 9.64 

Mont Vernon, one dollar and eighty-four cents, 1.84 

Nashua, forty-three dollars and sixty-three cents, 43.63 

New Boston, four dollars and eighteen cents, 4.18 

New Ipswich, three dollars and eighty-two cents, 3.82 

Pelliam, three dollars and eighty-one cents, 3.81 

Peterborough, nine dollars and sixty-nine cents, 9.69 

Sharon, forty-two cents, .42 

Temple, one dollar and nineteen cents, 1-19 

Weare, five dollars and thirty-one cents, 5.31 

AVilton, four dollars and sixty-one cents, 4.61 

Windsor, twenty-six cents, .26 

$241.29 



1876.] 



Chapter XLIX. 



595 



COUNTY OP CHESHIRE. 

County of Cheshire, pn.21. 
Alstead, three doUars and sixty-nine cents, 
Chesterfield, three dollars and twenty-four cents, 
Dublin, two dollars, 

Fitzwilliam, three dollars and fifteen cents, 
Gilsum, one dollar and seventy-eight cents, 
Hinsdale, three dollars and eighty cents, 
Harrisville, two dollars and thirty-one cents, 
Jaffrey, four dollars and sixty-one cents, 
Keene, twenty-nine dollars and ninety-seven cents, 
Marlborough, three dollars and forty-two cents, 
Marlow, two dollars and seven cents, 
Nelson, one dollar and eleven cents, 
Richmond, one dollar and sixty cents, 
Rindge, two dollars and ninety-nine cents, 
Roxbury, forty-four cents, 
Sullivan, one dollar and fifty-one cents, 
Swanzey, three dollars and eighty-seven cents, 
Surry, one dollar and sixteen cents, 
Stoddard, one dollar and forty-four cents, 
Troy, two dollars and thirty-seven cents, 
Walpole, seven dollars and five cents, 
Westmoreland, four dollars and twenty-four cents, 
Winchester, five dollars and thirty-nine cents, 



COUNTY OP SULLIVAN. 

County of Sullivan, 156.15. 
Acworth, two dollars and sixty-five cents, 
Cornish, three dollars and thirty-five cents, 
Croydon, one dollar and thirty-three cents, 
Charlestown, seven dollars and nine cents, 
Claremont, seventeen dollars and fifty-three cents, 
Goshen, one dollar and twenty-eight cents, 
Grantham, one dollar and eight cents, 
Langdon, one dollar and sixty-two cents, 
Lempster, one dollar and forty-six cents, 
Newport, eight dollars and thirty-eight cents, 
Plainfield, three dollars and seventy-one cents, 
Springfield, one dollar and ten cents, 
Sunapee, one dollar and fifty-six cents, 
Unity, one dollar and ninety cents, 
Washington, two dollars and eleven cents. 



COUNTY OP GRAPTON. 



Cheshire 
County, $93.21. 



County of Grafton, $90.74. 
Alexandria, one dollar and forty-five cents, 
Ashland, two dollars and ninety-seven cents, 
Bath, two dollars and ninety-nine cents, 



$3.69 
3.24 
2.00 
8.15 
1.78 
3.80 
2.31 
4.61 

29.97 
3.42 
2.07 
1.11 
1.60 
2.99 
.44 
1.51 
3.87 



.16 
.44 

.37 

.05 

4.24 

5.39 



.21 



2.65 
3.35 
1.33 
09 
53 
28 
08 
62 
46 
8.38 
3.71 
1.10 
1.56 
1.90 
2.11 



7, 
17. 
1, 
1, 
1 
1. 



.15 



H.45 
2.97 
2.99 



Sullivan 
County, $56.15. 



Graftou 
County, $90.74. 



596 



Chapter XLIX. 



[1876. 



Benton, sixty-eight cents, 

Bethlelieni, two dollars and forty-three cents, 

Bridgcwater, seventy-five cents, 

Bristol, three dollars and thirty-seven cents, 

Campton, one dollar and ninety-four cents, 

Canaan, three dollars and forty-seven cents, 

Dorchester, eighty-one cents, 

Ellsworth, twenty cents, 

Enfield, four dollars and fifty-four cents, 

Franconia, one dollar and forty-one cents, 

Grafton, one dollar and ninety-seven cents, 

Groton, eighty-three cents, 

Hanover, i'lxe dollars and sixty-eight cents, 

Haverhill, four dollars and ninety-three cents, 

Hel)ron, sixty-eight cents, 

Holderness, one dollar and forty-seven cents, 

Landaff, one dollar and seventy-nine cents, 

Lehanon, eleven dollars and ninety-lwo cents, 

Lincoln, seventeen cents, 

Lisbon, four dollars and ninety-seven cents, 

Littleton, six dollars and fifty-five cents, 

Lyman, one dollar and sixteen cents, 

Lyme, three dollars and seven cents, 

Monroe, one dollar and twenty-five cents. 

Orange, fifty-two cents, 

Orford, three dollars and thirty-six cents, 

Piermont, two dollars and twenty-six cents, 

Plymouth, three dollars and ninety-five cents, 

Rumney, two dollars and forty-one cents, 

Thornton, ninety-six cents, 

Warren, one dollar and eighty-one cents, 

Watervillc, twelve cents, 

Wentworth, one dollar and seventeen cents, 

Woodstock, fifty-one cents, 

Eikins's Grant, fifteen cents, 

Sargent & Eikins's Grant, four cents, 

Hatcli and Cleaves's Grant, one cent. 

Two Raymonds' Grant, one cent. 

Bean and Gilman's Purchase, one cent. 



COUNTY OF coos. 

County of Coos, mi.Crl. 
Berlin, one dollar and thirty cents, 
Carroll, one dollar and tliirty-three cents, 
Clarksvillc, sixty-three cents, 
Colebrook, three dollars and thirty-seven cents, 
Columbia, one dollar and fifty-seven cents, 
Dalton, one dollar and twenty cents, 
Dummer, forty-four cents, 
Errol, fifty cents, 
Gorham, two dollars and fourteen cents. 



$0.68 

2.43 

.75 

3.37 

1.94 

3.47 

.81 

.20 

4.54 

1.41 

1.97 

.83 

5.68 

4.93 

.68 

1.47 

1.79 

11.92 

.17 

4.97 

6.55 

1.16 

3.07 

1.25 

.52 

3.36 

2.26 

3.95 

2.41 

.96 

1.81 

.12 

1.17 

.51 

.15 

.04 

.01 

.01 

.01 

S90.74 



$1.30 

1.33 

.63 

3.37 

1.57 

1.20 

.44 

.50 

2.14 



Coos 

County, $34.62. 



1876.] 



Chapter XLIX. 



597 



Jefferson, one dollar and fifty-two cents, 

Lancaster, five dollars and eighty-six cents, 

Milan, ninety-four cents, 

Northumberland, two dollars and six cents, 

Pittsburg, one dollar and forty-one cents, 

Randolph, thirty cents, 

Shelburne, fifty-nine cents, 

Stark, one dollar and five cents, 

Stratford, one dollar and seventy-five cents, 

Stewartstown, one dollar and eighty cents, 

Whitefield, two dollars and sixtj'-sevcn cents, 

Cambridge, fourteen cents, 

Wentworth's Location, nine cents. 

Bean's Purchase, seven cents. 

Chandler's Purchase, two cents, 

Crawford's Purchase, twenty cents, 

Dixville, ten cents, 

Dix's Grant, four cents, 

Erving's Grant, one cent. 

Green's Grant, thirty-three cents, 

Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, seven cents, 

Kilkenny, eight cents, 

Low and Burbank's, live cents, 

Martin's Location, three cents, 

Millsfield, fifteen cents, 

Nash and Sawyer's Location, four cents, 

Sargent's Purchase, fourteen cents, 

Odell Township, eighteen cents, 

Pinkham Grant, three cents. 

Second College Grant, ten cents, 

Thomjison and Meserve's Purchase, six cents, 

Crawford's Grant, fourteen cents, 

Cutts's Grant, three cents. 

Gore between Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, one 

cent. 
Success, eight cents, 



1.52 

5.86 

.94 

2.06 

1.41 

.30 

.59 

1.05 

1.75 

1.80 

2.67 

.14 

.09 

.07 

.02 

.20 

.10 

.04 

.01 

•DO 

.oo 
.07 
.08 
.05 
.03 
.15 
.04 
.14 
.18 
.03 
.10 
.06 
.14 
.03 

.01 

.08 



Sec. 2. The same shall be the proportion of assessment of all to continue tni 
public taxes until a new proportion shall be made and established, estlbushecu''"" 
and the treasurer for the time being shall issue his warrant accord- 
ingly. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



598 



Chapters L, LI. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER L. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE TIMES AND PLACES OF HOLDING PROBATE 
COURT IN THE COUNTY OF MERRIMACK. 



Section 

1. Twelve additional terms at Concord. 

2. None to be held elsewhere : salary of judge 
and register. 



Sectiox 
3. Takes effect — when. 



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



Twelve addi- 
tional terms at 
Concord. 



None to be held 
elsewhere: sal- 
arj- of judge 
and register. 



Takes 
when. 



effect — 



Section 1. That in addition to the terms of the probate court for 
the county of Merrimaclc now required by law^ to be held in Con- 
cord, there shall be held twelve additional terms annually in Con- 
cord, that is to say, on the second Tuesday of each and every 
month. 

Sec. 2. Chapter five of the laws of 1873, entitled "An act to 
provide for additional terms of the probate court for the county of 
Merrimack," and chapter one of the laws of 1875, entitled "An 
act to provide for additional terms of the probate court for the 
county of Merrimack," are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LI. 



AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE THE PROPAGATION AND CULTIVATION OF FISH. 



Sectiox 

1. Destruction of fish prohibited : i^enalty. 

2. Prohibition not to apply unless, etc. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause. 

4. Takes effect — when. 



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



Destruction of 
fisli prohibited: 
penalty. 



Section 1. If any person shall, at any time, catch, kill, or de- 
stroy, in any manner, any fish in any pond, reservoir, or spring, 
prepared or used for the purpose of breeding or growing the same, 
or from any brook or stream running through or supplying such 
pond or reservoir, or shall break down any dam or embankment of 
the same, or shall in any way poison or pollute such water, or shall 
place therein any fish, or the roc, spawn, or fry of the same, with- 
out permission of the owner of the land upon or through which 
such waters stand or flow, he shall for each offence be fined not 
less than ten nor exceeding twenty dollars, or be imprisoned not 
exceeding six months, or both — one half of the fine to the use, of 
the complainant. 



1876.] 



Chapters LII, LIII. 



599 



Sec. 2. Section one of this act shall not apply to any natural prohibition not 
pond, or to any pond raised by means of any dam, the superficial eto?'^'*^ unless, 
area of which shall contain more than twenty acres ; nor to any 
brook or stream, tributary to or supplying such pond, to a greater 
distance than fifty rods, to be measured in a straight line on the 
general course of such brook or stream from the point where it 
flows into said pond towards its source ; nor until said owner shall 
post in at least two conspicuous places on said land a board with 
the words, "Reserved for fish-culture — trespass forbidden," plainly 
painted thereon. 

Sec. 3. Section five of chapter two hundred and fifty-one of tlie Repealing 
General Statutes, and all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with 
this act, are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Takes effect - 

[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LII. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE TOWN OF EASTON. 



Section 
1. Eastou in senatorial district twelve. 



Section 
2. Takes ef^. 



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

Section 1. That the town of Easton be added to the list of towns Eastou in seua 
comprised in senatorial district number twelve, as' now constituted twelve!'**"*^* 
by law, and is included in and becomes a part of said district. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



Takes effect — 
when. 



CHAPTER LIII. 



AN ACT IN AID OF THE PURITY OF ELECTIONS. 



Section 

1. Improperly influeucing person to vote pro- 
liibited; penalty. 

2. Contributing to improperly influence per- 
sons to vote prohibited ; penalty. 



Section 

3. Fine— how divided. 

4. Selectmen to read this act— when. 



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



Section 1. If any person shall directly or indirectly hire, pro- improperly 

. -, . "^ ^ . n j.1. i. X 1 • intlueneuig 

cure, induce, or in any way influence, or attempt to hire, procure, person to vote 



600 



Chapter LIV. 



[1876. 



prohibited ; 
penalty. 



Contributing to 
improperly in- 
fluence persons 
to vote prohib- 
ited; penalty. 



Fine— how 
divided. 



Selectmen to 
read this act- 
when. 



induce, or in any way influence, by payment, promises, offers of 
emolument, offers of reward of any kind, loans of money or 
other thing, threats or intimidations, any voter to stay away from 
any town-meeting, or to avoid voting at any town-meeting, or to 
vote at any town-meeting for or against any particular ticket or 
candidate for office, or to ask, in order to disqualify himself from 
voting at any election, the abatement of his taxes, or to be excused 
from paying taxes, such person shall be fined not more than five 
hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not more three months. 

Sec. 2. If any person shall directly or indirectly contribute or 
furnish, or promise to contrilnite or furnish, any money, goods, 
chattels, or other thing whatsoever, to be used to induce any voter 
to stay away from any town-meeting, or to avoid voting at any 
town-meeting, or to vote at any town-meeting for or against any 
particular ticket or candidate for office, or to ask, in order to dis- 
qualify himself from voting at any election, the abatement of his 
taxes, or to be excused from paying taxes, such person shall be 
fined not more tlian five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not 
more than three months. 

Sec. 3. One lialf of the fines imposed for the violation of the pro- 
visions of this act shall go to the prosecutor, and the other half to 
tlie county. 

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the selectmen, at the opening of 
the town-meeting, before au}^ votes are taken, to read this act to 
the meeting, or to cause the same to be so read. 

[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LIV. 



JOINT RESOLUTION GRANTING THE USE OF THE STATE HOUSE YARD FOR A 
MASS CONVENTION OF THE TEMPERANCE REFORM CLUBS OF THE STATE, 
JUNE 29, 187G. 

Temperance convention. 

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



Temperance 
convention. 



That in consideration of tlie great advantage resulting to the 
state from the invaluable services of the several temperance reform 
clubs, which have done so much in so short a period to reclaim 
fallen men, to elevate not only individuals but public sentiment, to 
lighten the burdens of taxation caused by pauperism and crime, 
the result of the abuse of alcoholic stimulants, the use of the state 
house yard be given the grand convention of the reform clubs of 
the state, to be holden in Concord June 29, 1876. 

[Approved June 20, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters LV, LVI. 



601 



CHAPTER LY. 

JOINT RESOLUTION OF THANKS FOR PORTRAITS. 

Thanks for portraits. Committee to solicit otlier portraits. 

Resolved hy the Senate avid House of Representatkes in General 
Court convened: 



That the thanks of the state of New Hampshire be presented to 
the following named persons, families, and associations, for their 
generous gifts to the state, as follows : 

To Thomas Bradford, for the portrait of Hon. Titus Brown ; to 
Joseph D. Weeks, for the portrait of Hon. Wm. P. Weeks ; to 
Mrs. E. S. Cushman, Tilton, for the portrait of Hon. Samuel Cush- 
man ; to Jacob H. Ela and John \i. French, for the portrait of 
Nathaniel P. Rogers ; to the friends of Hon. Harry Hibbard, for 
the portrait of Hon. Harry Hibbard ; to the family of Col. Joseph 
Cilley, for the portrait of Col. Joseph Cilley ; to Mrs. David A. 
Warde, for the portrait of Hon. David A. Warde. 

And His Excellency the Governor, and the honorable council, 
and the secretary of state, are hereby constituted ex-officiis a com- 
mittee to solicit, in behalf of the state, the portraits of those per- 
sons who have been prominently identified with the ecclesiastical, 
civil, and military historv of New Hampshire. 

[Approved June 20, 1876.] 



Thanlis for por- 
traits. 



Committee to 
solicit otlier 
portraits. 



CHAPTER LVI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE STATE LIBRARY, &C. 

$300 appropriated. 

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



That the sum of three hundred dollars be and the same is hereby 
appropriated, to be expended by the trustees of the state library for 
the purpose of purchasing and binding books for the 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 ; 
and that the governor be authorized to draw his warrants for the 
same, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved July 11, 1876.] 



$300 appropri- 
ated. 



602 



Chapters LVII, LYIII. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER LYII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR THE INCREASE OF THE 
STATE PRISON LIBRARY. 

$150 appropriated. 

Resolved ly the Senate and House of RepresentativeB in General 
Court convened : 



$150 appropri- 
ated. 



That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for the repairs and increase of the state prison library, to be ex- 
pended at the discretion of the chaplain, and that the same be paid 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated ; and 
His Excellency the Governor is hereby authorized to draw his war- 
rant therefor. 

[Approved July 11, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LVm. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE 

GOVERNOR. 

$500 appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 

Court convened: 



$500 appropria 
ated. 



That the sum of five hundred dollars be allowed as the con- 
tingent fund of the governor, and that he may draw his warrant 
therefor in such sums and at such times as he may think proper, 
and that vouchers be filed in the office of the state treasurer fbr the 
amounts drawn. 

[Approved July 11, 1876.] 



1876.] Chapters LIX, LX, LXI. . 603 



CHAPTER LIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR THE SALARY OF THE CHAP- 
LAIN AND INSTRUCTOR OF THE STATE PRISON, 

$800 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of eight hundred dollars be and hereby is appro- §8oo appropri- 
priated as the salary of the chaplain and instructor of the state **®'^* 
prison, and that the same be paid out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated ; and His Excellency the Governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE CLERICAL EXPENSES OF THE ADJU- 
TANT-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT. 

$300 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of three hundred dollars (8300) be allowed for the $3oo appropri- 
clerical expenses of the adjutant-general's department, and that the '**®^' 
governor draw his warrant for the same. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LXI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE PAY OF THE ELECTORS OF PRESI- 
DENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT. 

S200 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of two hundred dollars be hereby appropriated to §200 appropn- 
defray the expenses of the electors of president and vice-president »*«^- 



604 



Chapters LXII, LXm. 



[1876. 



of the United States for the state of New Hampshire ; and that 
His Excellency the Governor be authorized to draw his warrant 
therefor, or so much as may be necessary, out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LXII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ROAD THROUGH PINKHAM WOODS. 



$200 appropri- 
ated. 



$200 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of two hundred dollars be and hereby is appropri- 
ated for expenses of the road through Pinkham woods, from George 
Wood's, in Randolph, to the south line in Gorham ; one half to be 
expended in each of the towns of Gorham and Randolph by an 
agent appointed by the governor and council, and to be paid out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated ; and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



ated. 



I appropri- 



CHAPTER LXIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO A RELIEF MAP OF THE STATE. 

$200 appropriated. 

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

That His Excellency the Governor be and is hereby authorized 
to procure a relief map of the state, at a cost not to exceed two 
hundred dollars, and cause the same to be placed in the state house, 
together with the mineralogical and geological specimens, as pro- 
vided by resolution passed June session, 1873. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters LXIV, LXV. 



605 



CHAPTER LXIY. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR CONTINUING THE PUBLICATION OF 
STATE AND PROVINCIAL PAPERS. 

Governor and council to ajjpoint historian, and fix his compensation. 

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



That His Excellency the Governor be hereby authorized and em- 
powered, with the advice and consent of the council, to employ 
some suitable person, and fix his compensation, to be paid out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to continue 
the collection, compilation, and to superintend the publication, of 
such portions of the early state and pi-ovincial records and other 
state papers of New Hampshire as the governor may deem proper, 
not to exceed one volume ; and that eight hundred copies of the 
same be printed by the state printer and distributed as follows : 
One copy to each city and town in this state, one copy to each of 
the public libraries of this state as the governor may designate, 
two hundred copies to the New Hampshire Historical Society, and 
the remainder to be in the charge of the state librarian, who is au- 
thorized to exchange the same for similar publications issued by 
other states. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



Governor and 
council to ap- 
point historian, 
and fix his com- 
pensation. 



CHAPTER LXV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF SUNDRY ROADS AND BRIDGES NOT IN ANY 

TOWN. 

$700 appropriated. 

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



That the sum of seven hundred dollars be and hereby is appro- 
priated for repairs of roads and bridges in Green's Grant and 
Martin's Location, and not in any town, in manner following, — viz., 
from the town of Jackson to the Glen house, three hundred dol- 
lars ; from the Glen house to the town of Gorham, two hundred 
dollars ; and from the Glen road, near Glen cottage, across Pea- 
body river, by Copp's and Cochranc's, to the town of Gorham, two 
hundred dollars, — to be expended by an agent appointed by the gov- 
ernor and council, and to be paid out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated ; and the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



§700 appropri- 
ated. 



606 



Chapters LXVI, LXYII, LXVIII. 



[1876. 



Appropriation 
to pay mileage. 



CHAPTER LXVI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF DEROSTUS P. EMERY. 

Appropriation to pay mileage. 

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

That the sum of six dollars and twenty cents (i6.20) be allowed 
to Derostus P. Emery for mileage not allowed him, by mistake of 
committee on mileage, and that the same be paid out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved July 19, 1876.] 



SIOOO appropri- 
ated for re- 
pairs. 



CHAPTER LXVII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE STATE HOUSE AND STATE HOUSE YARD. 

$1,000 appropriated for repairs. 

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

That a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars be and hereby is 
appropriated for the construction of a sewer, the repair of the con- 
crete walks, and for fertilizers upon the grounds in the state house 
yard ; and that so much of said sum as is found necessary shall be 
expended, under the direction of the governor and secretary of 
state, for the above purposes ; and the governor is authorized to 
draw his warrant therefor out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved July 19, 1876.] 



Preamble. 



CHAPTER LXVm. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE A FOUNTAIN FOR THE STATE HOUSE YARD. 
Preamble. SoOO appropriated. Proviso. 

Whereas, the citizens of Concord have subscribed funds to pro- 
cure the stone-work for a basin sixteen feet in diameter, and for 



1876.] 



Chapter LXIX. 



607 



the base of a fountain, to be constructed in tlie centre of the state 
house yard, the cost of cutting which was about one thousand dol- 
lars; therefore, — 

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

That the sum of five hundred dollars be and the same hereby is $5oo appropri- 
appropriated to defray the expense of a suitable iron fountain , of the ^^ ' 
latest and most approved pattern, to be placed upon the base pro- 
vided therefor by the citizens of Concord, said sum to be expended 
under the direction of the governor and council ; and the governor 
is hereby authorized to draw his warrant upon the treasury for said 
sum ; — to be in force and take effect whenever, and provided, the Proviso, 
city of Concord shall furnish the foundation for such basin, and the 
supply and waste pipes therefor, and shall make arrangement for a 
permanent supply of water therefor, all to be at the expense of 
said city. 

[Approved July 19, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LXIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF NATHAN C. JAMESON. 
Appropriation to pay claim. 

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



That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars and twenty cents Appropriation 
be allowed Nathan C. Jameson, the same being for witness fees in t^P^y*^^*^'"^-. 
the contested election case from the town of Antrim ; that the 
same be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated, and the governor l3e authorized to draw his warrant 
therefor. 

[Approved July 19, 1876.] 



608 



Chapters LXX, LXXI. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER LXX. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN PAVOK OF INDIGENT BLIND PERSONS AND DEAT MUTES. 

$5,000 for support of deaf mutes. S3,000 for support of blind persons. 

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



$5,000 for sup- 
liort of deaf 
mutes. 



.S3,000 for sup- 
port of blind 
persons. 



That the sum of five thoiisancl dollars be and hcreljy is appro- 
priated for the support, clothing, and education of the indigent 
deaf and dumb persons of this state in the asylums at Hartford and 
at Mystic River, Connecticut, and in the asylums or schools for 
deaf and dumb persons in Massachusetts ; and the sum of three 
thousand dollars for the support, clothing, and education of indi- 
gent blind persons of this state at the asylum in Boston, Massachu- 
setts, for the current year ; and that said sums be expended as 
needed, under the direction of the governor, and that he be author- 
ized to draw his warrant upon the treasurer therefor. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LXXI. . ^ 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE A MERIC AN ASYLUM AT HARTFORD, AND 
OF THE CLARK INSTITUTION AT NORTHAMPTON. 

$5,000 appropriated to pay claim. 

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



$5,000 appro- 
priated to pay 
claim. 



That whereas the state is indebted in the sum of five thousand 
dollars to the American asylum at Hartford, Connecticut, and the 
Clark institution at Northampton, Massachusetts, for the education 
and support of indigent deaf and dumb persons during the year 
1875, the sum of five thousand dollars be and hereby is appropri- 
ated to pay the same ; and the governor is authorized to draw his 
warrant upon the treasurer therefor. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters LXXII, LXXIII. 



609 



CHAPTER LXXII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A BOARD OF AUDITORS, AND FOR RE- 
PORTS FROM THE OFFICERS OF THE ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE. 

luvestigation of the financial and otlier transactions of tlie officers of the asylum for the insane. 

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

That a board of auditors, consisting of four, two from each of investigation 
the political parties, no one of whom shall be a trustee or other offi- an(i other trans- 
cer [of the institution, be appointed by the governor and council, officers of the 
whose duty it shall be to audit all accounts of the superintendent, a-syium f or the 
treasurer, and financial agent of the New Hampshire Asylum for 
the Insane, and report to the next legislature : and, furthermore, 
be it resolved, that it shall be the duty of the superintendent, 
treasurer, and financial agent to make an itemized report of all 
moneys received and expended by them from all sources and for 
whatever purpose ; and that said board of auditors be authorized, 
and are hereby directed, to inquire into the general financial trans- 
actions of said institution, and into the treatment of the insane, so 
that the public may 1)0 informed as to whether the inmates have 
been properly and humanely cared for and treated ; and said board 
shall hear and report upon all charges made by any person against 
the superintendent, or any officer or employe of the institution ; and 
the attorney-general is hereby required to assist said board if they 
shall request it. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LXXIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES OF A CONSTITUTIONAL CON- 
VENTION. 

$25,000 appropriated. 

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



That a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars be and 
the same is hereby appropriated to defray the expenses of the con- 
vention to prepare amendments to the constitution ; and the gov- 
ernor is authorized to draw his warrant for so much of said sum as 
may be necessary for that purpose. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



5125,000 appro- 
priated. 



610 



Chapters LXXIV, LXXV. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER LXXIV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ABIJAH HOLLIS, DAVID H. GOODELL, AND 

HARRISON MORRILL. 

$283 appropriated to pay claims. 

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



S283 appropri- 
ated to pay 
claims. 



That the sum of fifty-four dollars be allowed Ahijali Hollis, that 
one hundred and eighty-nine dollars he allowed David H. Goodell, 
and that forty dollars be allowed Harrison Morrill, for their re- 
spective claims for witness fees in their several contested election 
cases ; 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 20, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LXXV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF NATHAN C. JAMESON. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

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



Appropriation 
to pay claim. 



That Nathan C. Jameson be allowed the sum of seventy-two 
dollars and forty cents in full for twenty-two days' attendance and 
mileage, as representative from the town of Antrim the present 
session, and that the same be paid out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters LXXVI, LXXYII, LXXYIII. 



611 



CHAPTER LXXVI. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES F. CAVERLY. 



Appropriation to pay claim. 

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

That the sum of fifty dollars he and herehy is allowed Charles F. 
Caverly for expenses incurred in defending his right to a seat in 
this house in June, 1874; and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant therefor from any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



Appropriation 
to pay claim. 



CHAPTER LXXVII. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF DANIEL S. WEBSTER. 



Appropriation to pay claim. 

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

That Daniel S. Webster be allowed the sum of sixty dollars in Appropriation 
full of his claim for expen.ses in defending his seat and that of his *» P-iy claim. 
colleague as members of the house of representatives, June session, 
1874 ; and that the same be paid out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LXXVni. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE REFORM SCHOOL. 



$800 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of eight hundred dollars be and is hereby appro- »8oo appropri- 
priated for the following purposes : two hundred and fifty dollars ^^^'^' 
for new bedding and repairs on bedsteads, two hundred and fifty 



612 



Chapters LXXIX, LXXX. 



[1876. 



dollars for concreting the yard, and three hundred dollars for 
blinds on the main building ; and that the governor be authorized 
to draw his warrant therefor out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LXXIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION. 



$1,500 cappro- 
priated. 



$1,500 appropriated. 

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

That His Excellency the Governor, by and with the advice of the 
council, be and hereby is authorized to approve and pay such bills 
as in their judgment are judicious and reasonable for promoting 
the best interest of the state at the centennial exhibition, not to 
exceed fifteen hundred dollars ; and the same is hereby appro- 
priated from any money not otherwise appropriated in the treasury. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



V 



CHAPTER LXXX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. 

$5,000 appropriated for teachers and repairs. 



$5,000 appro- 
priated for 
teachers aud 
repairs. 



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

That the sum of four thousand dollars be and the same is hereby 
appropriated to the State Normal School for the procuring the 
necessary teachers needed therein ; and, further, that the sum of 
one thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for 
the purpose of such improvements am^ repairs on the buildings, 
furnishing rooms, apparatus, and books as may be necessary, and 
such other purposes as may appear to the trustees for the best 
interests of the school ; and the governor is authorized to draw his 
warrant for such sums from time to time as occasion may require. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters LXXXI, LXXXII. 



613 



CHAPTER LXXXI. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE NORMAL SCHOOL. 



V-- 



Preamble. Committee to inquire iuto the management and condition of the normal school. 

Whereas, it is provided, in an act passed June session, 1870, Preamble, 
establishing the State Normal School, " that said school should be 
maintained without expense to the state, except the necessary ex- 
pense of trustees, which was not to exceed the sum of three hun- 
dred dollars ;" and, whereas, said state has already appropriated 
for said school some twenty-eight thousand dollars not contem- 
plated by said act ; therefore, — 

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

That a committee of three be appointed by the governor and Committee to 

council, whose duty it shall be to examine into the condition of said manag^Sent^^ 

normal school, the course of study pursued therein, its system of of 1he normal 

management, and its financial condition, and report to the next school. 
session of the legislature. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LXXXn. , 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO STATE PRISON CONTRACT. 



Governor and council authorized to modify existing contract. 

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

That the governor and council be and they arc hereby authorized GoTemor ana 
and empowered to amend the existing contract with George T. fzeTto modify' 
Comins for convict labor of state prison, or to make such modifica- frtct!"^ *""" 
tions of the same and such allowance to the contractor as in their 
judgment the interests of the state require. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



614 



Chapters LXXXIII, LXXXIV, LXXXV. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER LXXXIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF EVERETT O. FOSS. 
§100 appropriated to pay claim. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court co7ivened : 



$100 appropri- 
ated to pay 
claim. 



That the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed Everett 0. Foss 
for his services in collecting and tabulating statistics and returns 
of the appraisal of real estate made by selectmen and assessors in 
September and October, 1875, and the same be paid out of any 
money in tlie treasury not otherwise appropriated, and that the 
governor be authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LXXXIV. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES O. LIBBEY AND OTHERS. 



$39 appropriated to pay claims. 



Resolved hy the Senate a7id House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



$39 appropri- 
ated to pay 
claims. 



That Charles 0. Libbey, W. H. K. Fernald, Samuel C. Fisher, 
and Joseph Hayes be allowed the sum of thirty-nine ($39) dollars 
in full of their claim for expenses in contesting for their seats a^ 
representatives from ward three in Dover in 1875, and that the 
same be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



Pay and mile- 
age allowed. 



CHAPTER LXXXV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF WALTER B, BARNES. 
Pay and mileage allowed. 

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

That "Walter B. Barnes, of Henniker, be allowed pay for thirty- 
five days' attendance at the present session, with his mileage. 
[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



1876.] Chapters LXXXVI, LXXXYII. 615 

CHAPTER LXXXVI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN W. BARNEY AND OTHERS. 
$250 appropriated to pay claim. 

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

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be allowed John $250 appropri- 
W. Barney, that the sum of fifty dollars be allowed Dexter Rich- ciaim"''''^ 
ards, and that the sum of fifty dollars be allowed Dana Sargent, in 
full of their bills for services and expenses as commissioners upon 
a new state prison, and that the governor be instructed to draw his 
warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LXXXVII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF DOW & WHEELER. 
§350 appropriated to pay claim. 

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

That Dow & Wlieeler be allowed the sum of three hundred and sfsso appropri- 
fifty dollars (^350) for their services in estimating the cost of the claim? ^^^ 
new state prison building, and furnishing plans anci specifications 
for the same, under the direction of the prison commission ai> 
pointed by the governor and council under a joint resolution ap- 
proved July 9, 1874, and that the same be paid out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



616 



Chapters LXXXYIII, LXXXIX. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER LXXXVIII. 



JOINT KESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRI- 
CULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS. 



S600 appropriated to superintendent of farm. 



1 for cabinet cases. 



Besolved hy the Senate and House of Represeyitatives in General 
Court convened : 

S600 appropri- That tliG Slim of SIX hunclrcd dollars be and the same is hereby 

ated to superin- ■ , ■, r ,^ c - ^i • £ •t 

tendentof appropriated lor the purpose 01 securing the services ot some smt- 

*'^*"' able pci-son as farm superintendent for the farm connected with the 

agricultural college, and who is competent to give instruction be- 
fore the classes in practical agriculture ; also, the sum of three 
S300 for cabinet hundred dollars for the purpose of erecting some cases for the re- 
cases, ception of minerals which are used in the lecture-rooms, the same 
to be paid to the treasurer and expended under the direction of the 
trustees of the agricultural college ; and the governor is authorized 
to draw his warrant for the same upon any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



CHAPTER LXXXIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF P. P. BIXBY AND ANOTHER. 



8S00 appropri' 
ated to pay 
claims. 



S300 appropriated to pay claims. 

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

That the sum of forty dollars be allowed P. P. Bixby, and the 
sum of two hundred and sixty dollars be allowed A. B. Thompson, 
in full of their respective claims ; and that the same be paid out of 
anv money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



1876.] Chaptees XC, XCI. 617 



CHAPTER XC. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ENGROSSING CLERK. 

$100 allowed for clerk-hire. 

Resolved ly the Senate and House of Representatives in Gejieral 
Court convened : 

Tliat Abel Hutcliins, engrossing clerk, be allowed the sum of one *iooaiiowea 
hundred dollars for extra clerk -hire, the same to be paid out of any *"^" cierk-iiire. 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the governor 
be authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XCI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF A. W. QUINT AND OTHERS. 

$3,524.68 appropriated to pay claims. 

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

That A. ^Y. Quint be allowed the sum of one hundred seventy- $3,524.68 appro- 
nine dollars and ninety-two cents (8179.92) ; C. E. Cummings, c\"ims. "^^''^^ 
one hundred sixty-four dollars and sixty cents (164.60) ; J. B. 
Cooper, one hundred sixty-nine dollars and sixty cents (169.60) ; ' 

Lewis Jenkins, one hundred sixty-tliree dollars and fifty-one cents 
($168.51) ; A. B. Farmer, sixteen dollars and seventy cents (16.70) ; 
J. W. Babbitt, one hundred seventy-nine dollars and fifty cents 
(179.50) ; A. F. Shepard, ninety dollars and twenty cents (190.20) ; 
C. H. Leighton, ninety-dollars and twenty cents (190.20) ; C. H. 
Sinclair, ninety-six dollars and twenty cents (96.20) ; E. C. Bailey, 
three hundred eleven dollars and twenty-five cents (311.25) ; C. C. 
Pearson & Co., three hundred eleven dollars and twenty-five cents 
(311.25) ; Republican Press Association, three hundred eleven dol- 
lars and twenty-five cents (311.25) ; J. B. Clarke, three hundred 
eleven dollars and twenty-five cents (311.25) ; Geo. A. Pillsbury, 
twenty-five dollars (-125) ; J. H. Mace, one hundred dollars (-1^100); 
S. C. Clark, ninety-six dollars and twenty cents (96.20); T. J. 
Smith, thirty-two dollars ($32); D. P. Evans, twenty-three dollars 
and eighty cents (23.80) ; James Thurston, one hundred sixty-six 
dollars (1166) ; Morrill & Silsby, three hundred fifteen dollars and 
seventy-five cents (315.75) ; B. F. Prcscott, two hundred dollars 
($200) ; Fred. W. Cheney, one hundred seventy dollars and fifty 
cents (f 170. 50), in full of their respective claims; and the same 
5 



618 Chapters XCII, XCIIl. [1876. 

to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XCII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LEANDER W. COGSWELL AND ANOTHER. 
$100 appropriated to pay claim. 

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

$100 appropii- That the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed Leander "W. 
ciaim^.^^^ Cogswell, and one hundred dollars be allowed Everett 0. Foss, for 
services as clerks to the apportionment committee. 
[Approved July 21, 1876.] 






CHAPTER XCIII. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUC- 
TION. 

Claim referred to governor aud council. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 

Court convetied : 

Claim referred That the claim of the superintendent of public instruction for 
coimcfi!'^*''^^"^ official expenses incurred since August 1, 1874, and for extra 
copies of his report, be and is hereby referred to the governor and 
council to examine and to allow such sum as may be due said 
superintendent therefor ; and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant in favor of said superintendent for the amount so 
found to be due. 

[Approved July 21, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters XCIV, XCV. 



619 



CHAPTER XCIV. 



AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF BENJAMIN E. THURSTON, SHERIFF, AND 
CHARLES C. ROGERS, SOLICITOR, FOR THE COUNTY OF BELKNAP. 



To His Excellency Person C Clieney^ Ciovernor of the State of Netu 
Hampshire : 

The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that Benjamin E. 
Thurston, sheriff for the county of Bellcnap, and Charles C. Rogers, 
solicitor for said county, sliould no longer hold and retain their 
said offices, respectfully address and request Your Excellency, with 
the consent of the council, to remove the said Benjamin E. Thurs- 
ton and the said Charles C. Rogers from the offices which they 
respectively hold. 

[Passed July 12, 1876.] 



Removal of 
sheriff and so- 
licitor of Bel- 
knap. 



CHAPTER XCY. 



AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF GEORGE W. M. PITMAN, LEVI T. HALEY, 
AND PAUL WENTWORTH. 



To His Excellency Person C. Cheney, Governor of the State of Neio 
Hampshire : 

The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that George W. M. 
Pitman, judge of probate for the county of Carroll, Levi T. Haley, 
sheriff of said county of Carroll, and Paul Wentworth, county 
solicitor for said county, should no longer hold and retain said 
offices, respectfully address and request Your Excellency, with the 
consent of the council, to remove therefrom George W. M. Pitman, 
Levi T. Haley, and Paul Wentworth. 

[Passed July 12, 1876.] 



Removal of 
Judge of Pro- 
bate, sheriff, 
and solicitor of 
Carroll. 



620 



Ch-apters XCVI, XCYII. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER XCVI. 



AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF JOHN W. JEWELL, THOMAS J. SMITH, 
MOSES C. RUSSELL, GEORGE E. DURGIN, DANIEL S. WARD, FRANK ElMERSON, 
SILAS HUSSEY, AND DANIEL J. PARSONS. 



Removal of 
sheriff, solicit- 
or, judge and 
register of pro- 
bate of Straf- 
ford, and jus- 
tices of police 
courts of Do- 
ver, Farming- 
ton, and Koch- 
ester. 



To His Excellency Person C. Cheney, Grovernor of the State of New 
Hainpshire : 

The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that John W. Jewell, 
sheriif for the county of Strafford, Thomas J. Smith, solicitor for 
said county, Moses C. Russell, judge of probate for said county, 
George E. Durgin, register of probate for said county, Daniel S. 
Ward, justice of the police court of the city of Dover, Frank Emer- 
son, justice of the police court of the town of Farmington, Silas 
Hussey, justice of the police court of the town of Rochester, and 
Daniel J. Parsons, special justice of the police court of the town of 
Rochester, should no longer hold and retain their said offices, re- 
spectfully address and request Your Excellency, with the consent 
of the council, to remove the said John W. Jewell, Thomas J. 
Smith, Moses C. Russell, George E. Durgin, Daniel S. Ward, Frank 
Emerson, Silas Hussey, and Daniel J. Parsons from the offices 
which they respectively hold. 

[Passed July 13, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XCVn. 



Removai of 
sheriff, solicit- 
• or, and judge of 

Srobate of Sul- 
van. 



AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF JAMES HOLT, SHERIFF OF THE COUNTY 
OP SULLIVAN, SAMUEL H. EDES, SOLICITOR OF SAID COUNTY, AND JONA- 
THAN H. DICKEY, JUDGE OF PROBATE FOR SAID COUNTY. 

To His Excellency Person 0. Cheney, Governor of the State of New 
Hampshire : 

The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that James Holt, 
sheriff of the county of Sullivan, Samuel H. Edes, solicitor of said 
county, and Jonathan H. Dickey, judge of probate for said county, 
should no longer retain and hold their said offices, respectfully 
address and request Your Excellency, with the advice and consent 
of the council, to remove the said James Holt, Samuel H. Edes, and 
Jonathan H. Dickey from the offices which they respectively hold. 

[Passed July 13, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters XCVIII, XCXIX. 



621 



CHAPTER XCYIII. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF GEORGE F. PUTNAM, SAMUEL K. MASON, 
SAMUEL T. PAGE, NATHAN H. WEEKS, AND SAMUEL W. COBB. 

To His Excellency Person C. Cheney, Governo)' of the State of Neiv 
Hampshire : 

The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- Removal of so- 

vened, satisfied that the public good requires that Samuel K. Mason, judge and re'g- 

judge of probate for the county of Grafton, Samuel T. Page, regis- for Grafton!***^ 

ter of probate for said county, George F. Putnam, solicitor for said a^a police jus- 

i 1 • PC r> • T 1 ot 1 TT7- ^^^^ °^ Hano- 

county, JVathan H. Weeks, sherirt of said county, and bamuel Vv. ver. 
Cobb, police justice of Hanover in said county, should no longer 
hold and retain their said offices, respectfully address and request 
Your Excellency, with the consent of the council, to remove the 
said Samuel K. Mason, Samuel T. Page, George F. Putnam, Nathan 
H. Weeks, and Samuel W. Cobb from the offices which they re- 
spectively hold. 

[Passed July 13, 1876.] 



CHAPTER XCXIX. 



AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF SAMUEL ROWE, JOSEPH F. WIGGIN, WIL- 
LIAM M. HUNNEWELL, CALVIN PAGE, JOHN G. MOSES, RICHARD WALDEN, 
AND EBENEZER G. ADAMS. 



com- 
missiouers. 



To His Excellency Person C. Cheney^ Governor of the State of New 
Hampshire : 

The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- Removal of 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that Samuel Rowe, and register of 
sheriff of the county of Rockingham, Joseph F. Wiggin, judge of Ro°ck1Jfgham, 
probate for said county, William M. Hunnewell, register of probate ^"ggfoJ^ei 
for said county, Calvin Page, police judge for the city of Ports- 
mouth, and John G. Moses, Richard Walden, and Ebenezer G. 
Adams, pilot commissioners for said Portsmouth harbor, should no 
longer hold and retain said offices, respectfully address and request 
Your Excellency, with consent of the council, to remove said Sam- 
uel Rowe, Joseph F. Wiggin, William M. Hunnewell, Calvin Page, 
John G. Moses, Richard Walden, and Ebenezer G. Adams there- 
from. 

[Passed July 13, 1876.] 



622 



Chapters C, CI, CII. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER C. 



AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF HARVEY CARLETOX, DON H. WOODWARD, 
AND EDWARD V. KIMBALL. 



Removal of 
judge of pro- 
bate, solicitor, 
and sheriff of 
Cheshire. . 



To His JExcellency Person C. Cheney, Governor of the State of New 
Hampshire : 

The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that Harvey Carleton, 
judge of probate for the county of Chesliire, Don H. Woodward, 
solicitor of the county of Cheshire, and Edward P. Kimball, sheriff 
of the county of Cheshire, should no longer hold and retain their 
said offices, respectfully address and request Your Excellency, with 
the consent of the council, to remove the said Harvey Carleton, 
Don H. Woodward, and Edward P. Kimball from the offices which 
they respectively hold. 

[Passed July 14, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CI. 



AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF JAMES G. YOUNG, SPECIAL JUSTICE OF 
THE POLICE COURT OF SOMERSWORTH. 



Removal of 
James G. 
Young. 



To His Excellency Person C. Cheney, Governor of the State of New 
Hampshire : 

The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that James G. Young, 
special justice of the police court of the town of Somersworth, 
should no longer hold and retain said office, respectfully address 
and request Your Excellency, with the advice of the council, to re- 
move said Young from said office. 

[Passed July 14, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CII. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF CERTAIN OFFICERS IN COOS COUNTY. 

To His Excellency Person C. Cheney, Governor of the State of New 
Hampshire : 

SSiicitor, The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- 
.iudge and reg- Tcued, Satisfied that the public good requires that Samuel H. Legro, 
for cok^™^^*^ sheriff, Henry Heywood, solicitor, Hazen Bedel, judge of probate, 



1876.] 



Chapters CIII, CVI. 



and George H. Emerson, register of probate, all of the county of^ 
Coos in said state, should no longer hold and retain their said 
offices, respectfully address and request Your Excellency, with the 
consent of the eouncil, to remove the said Samuel H. Legro, sheriff, 
Henry Heywood, solicitor, Hazen Bedel, judge of probate, George 
H. Emerson, register of probate, from their said offices. 
[Passed July 20, 1876.] 



CHAPTER Cni. 



AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF BENJAMIN L. CRAIM, JUSTICE OF THE 
POLICE COURT OF PITTSFIELD, IN THE COUNTY OF MERRIMACK. 



623 



To His Excellency Person O. Cheney, Governor of the State of JSfew 
Hampshire : 

The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that Benjamin L. 
Cram, justice of the police court of the town of Pittsfield in the 
county of Merrimack, should no longer hold and retain his said 
office, respectfully address and request Your Excellency, with the 
consent of the council, to remove the said Benjamin L. Cram from 
said office. 

[Passed July 19, 1876.] 



Removal of 
Benjamin L. 
Cram. 



CHAPTER CIY. 



AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF OLIVER H. NOYES, JOHN S. WADLEIGH, 
AND ANDREW C. FIFIELD, FISH COMMISSIONERS. 

To His Excellency Person C. Cheney, Governor of the State of New 
Hampshire : 

The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- Removal of 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that Oliver H. Noyes, ^ouer^""'" 
John S. Wadleigh, and Andrew C. Fifield, fish commissioners for 
the state of New Hampshire, should no longer hold and retain their 
said offices, respectfully address and request Your Excellency, with 
the consent of the council, to remove the said Oliver H. Noyes, 
John S. Wadleigh, and Andrew C. Fifield from their said offices. 

[Passed July 19, 1876.] 



624 



Chapters CV, CYI. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER CV. 



RemoTal of 
law reporter 
and special rail- 
road coinmis- 
siouer. 



AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF JOHN M. SHIRLEY, STATE REPORTER, 
AND BENJAMIN F. HALEY, SPECIAL COMMISSIONER FOR THE BOSTON & 
MAINE RAILROAD. 

To His Excellency Person C. Cheney, Governor of the State of New 
Hampshire : 

The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that John M. Shirlc}^, 
state reporter, and Benjamin F. Haley, special commissioner for 
the Boston & Maine Railroad, should no longer hold and retain 
said offices, respectfully address and request Your Excellency, with 
consent of the council, to remove said John M. Shirley and Ben- 
jamin F. Haley therefrom. 

[Passed July 19, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CVI. 



Removal of 
attorney-gen- 
eral ; judge and 
register of pro- 
bate and sheriff 
of Hillsbor- 
oiigli, and jus- 
tice and special 
justice of po- 
lice court of 
Manchester. 



AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF LEWIS W. CLARK AND OTHERS FROM 

OFFICE. 

To His Hxcellencf/ Person C. Cheney, Gfovernor of the State of Neiv 
Hampshire : 

The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that Lewis W. Clark, 
attorney-general of said state, Lucian B. Clough, judge of probate 
for tlie county of Hillsborough, Timothy B. Crowley, register of 
probate for the county of Hillsborough, Thomas P. Pierce, sheriff 
of the county of Hillsborough, John P. Bartlett, justice of the 
police court at Manchester, and Newton H. Wilson, special justice 
of. said police court, should no longer hold and retain these said 
offices, respectfully address and request Your Excellency, with ad- 
vice and consent of the council, to remove said Lewis W. Clark, 
attorney-general, Lucian B. Clough, judge of probate, Timothy B. 
Crowley, register of probate, Thomas P. Pierce, sheriff, John P. 
Bartlett, police justice, and Newton H. Wilson, special police jus- 
tice, from their several offices. 

[Passed July 20, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters CVII, CVIII. 



625 



CHAPTER CYII. 



AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OP SYLVESTER DANA, [JUDGE OF THE PO- 
LICE COURT OF THE CITY OF CONCORD. 



To His Excellency Person O. 
Hampshire : 



Cheney, Gfov^rnor of the State of Neio 



The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- Removal of 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that Sylvester Dana, ofcoucorci. 
judge of the police court of the city of Concord, should no longer 
hold and retain said office, respectfully address and request Your 
Excellency, with the consent of the council, to remove said Sylves- 
ter Dana therefrom. 

[Passed July 20, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CVIH. 



AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF WILLIAM W. FLANDERS, SOLICITOR, WAR- 
REN CLARK, JUDGE OF PROBATE, WILLIAM YEATON, REGISTER OF PROBATE, 
AND EDWIN JUDKINS, SHERIFF, ALL OF AND FOR THE COUNTY OF MERRI- 
MACK. 



To His Excellency Person C! Cheney, 
Hampshire : 



Governor of the State of New 



The Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that William W. 
Flanders, solicitor for the county of Merrimack, Warren Clark, 
judge of probate for said county, William Yeaton, register of pro- 
bate for said county, and Edwin Judkins, sheriff for said county, 
should no longer hold and retain their said offices, respectfully ad- 
dress and request Your Excellency, with the consent of the council, 
to remove the said William W. Flanders, Warren Clark, William 
Yeaton, and Edwin Judkins from the said offices which they re- 
spectively hold. 

[Passed July 20, 1876.] 



Removal of 
solicitor, iudge 
and register of 
probate, and 
sheriff of Mer- 
rimack. 



626 Chapters CIX, CX. [1876. 



CHAPTER CIX. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF BERNARD B. WHITTEMORE, ASSOCIATE 
JUSTICE OF THE POLICE COURT OF THE CITY OF NASHUA. 

To His Excellency Person C. Cheney, Governor of the State of New 
Hampshire : 

5)ec\aiponce '^^^^ Senate and House of Representatives in General Court con- 

justice of Nash- veued, Satisfied that the public good requires that Bernard B. Whit- 
temore, associate justice of the police court of the city of Nashua, 
should no longer hold and retain his said office, respectfully address 
and request Your Excellency, with tlie consent of the council, to 
remove the said Bernard B. Whittmore from said office. 
[Passed July 20, 1876.] 



ua< 



CHAPTER CX. 

NAMES CHANGED BY THE JUDGES OF PROBATE. 
1875_0. EOCKINGHAM COUNTY. 

Joseph Luther Jenness Holt to Lutjier Jenncss Holt ; Mary R. 
Dow to Mary R. Bowles ; Josc])!! Sanborn to Joseph Bean Sanborn ; 
John J. Scammon to John S. Scammon ; Phebe R. Little to Phebe 
R. Moore ; Francis Warren Parker to Frank W. Parker ; Martha 
M, Brackett to Martha M. Anderson ; Nancy J. Foss to Nancy J. 
Haines ; Samuel Appleton Elwyn to Thomas Langdon Elwyn ; 
Morris L. Jenness to Morris J. Lamprey. 

1875-6. STRAFFORD COUNTY. 

John L. Babb, Jr., to John H. Bahb ; Addie R. Leighton to Ad- 
die R. Young ; Vira Bell Fisher to Vira Bell Dunn ; Adding Boyn- 
ton to John Currier Hastings ; Charles Edgar Pike to Charles 
Edgar Nute ; Lucetta P. Burroughs to Lucetta Pinkham. 

1875-6. BELKNAP COUNTY. 

Martha Grant to Martha Florence Smith ; Emma May Graham 
to Emma May Ladam ; Emma Whidden to Emily Webster ; Vesta 
A. Frost to Vesta A. Huckins. 

1875-C. CARROLL COUNTY. 

None. 

1876-C. MERRIMACK COUNTY. 

Jennie Florence Pelkey to Jennie May Harvey; Benjamin Frank- 
lin Coffin to Frank Coffin ; Nathaniel Head to Natt Head ; David 



1876.] Chapter CX. 627 

F. Abbott to Frank D. Abbott ; Ella Jane Sophia Hoyt to Ella 
Jane Sophia Parker ; Carrie W. Hildreth to Carrie W. Runals ; 
Eobert Heath to Robert Smith ; Walter fleath to Walter Furber ; 
Francis H. Daniell to Frank H. Daniell ; Zipporah B. Bridgman to 
Zipporah B. Newton ; Francis S. Dodge to Frank S. Dodge ; Bon- 
nie G. Tucker to Bennie G. Hersey; Charles H. Leach to Charles 
H. Ycaton ; Mary Dow to Cora M. Mead ; Hannah F. Dunbar to 
Annie F. Robertson ; Fred S. Morgan to Fred S. Sai-gent ; Isabella 
M. Sargent to Isabella M. Muzzey ; Sam Omar Cilley to Sam Omar 
Eastman ; Ranza J. Butters to Ranza J. Holt ; Franklin E. Abbott 
to Frank Albert Emerson. 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. 1875-6. 

Francois L. Bryant to Frank Levi Murdough ; Joseph H. Banks 
to Joseph H. Nutt, and adoption ; Walter Smith to Henry D. Bab- 
cock, and adoption ; John Henry Clay to Henry J. Brown ; Warren 
W. Dutton to Frank Pierce Dutton ; Ida Cornelia Vincent to Flor- 
ence Everett, and adoption; Benjamin Franklin Brown Foss to 
Frank Brown Foss ; Ada A. Skinner to Ada A. Nourse, and adop- 
tion ; Willie Franklin Pinkham to William Franklin Pinkham ; 
Ella 0. Phillips to Ella 0. Andrews ; Roland C. Rowell to Roland 
Rowell ; Louisa Richardson to Louisa Stevens ; Alfred Darius 
Wilkinson to Alfred Darius Taggart, and adoption ; Melissa Hoyt 
to Frances Mildred Warren ; Lizzie F. Warren to Lizzie F. Boy- 
den ; Clara Bertha Dodge to Clara Bertha Corliss ; Gertrude H. 
Sampson to Gertrude W. Kelly, and adoption ; Eva Skinner to Eva 
Fessenden, and adoption ; Lena May Stevens to Lena May Colby, 
and adoption ; Bertie S. Moore to Bertie M. Lewis, and adoption ; 
Charles Dexter Holt to Charles Dexter Hall ; Agnes Honora Pea- 
cock to Ages Hanley, and adoption. 

Change of names from July i, 187 Jf^ to July i, 1875, and not pub- 1874-5. 
Ushed last year. Lilla A. Corscr to Lilla A. Gould, and adoption ; 
Emma E. Lakin to Emma Estella Decatur, and adoption ; Ida Lu- 
ella Holt to Ida Luella Patch ; Charles H. Peacock to Charles H. 
Burnham ; Jesse B. Roby to Jesse B. Twiss ; George Allison Stick- 
ney to George Allison Brooks, and adoption ; Joseph H. Banks to 
Joseph H. Nutt, and adoption ; Frank E. Coggswell to Frank E. 
Keniston ; Abiah M. Coggswell to Abiali M. Keniston ; Lucy A. 
Davis to Lucy Ann Petric ; Eunice C. Hamian to Eunice C. Town ; 
Henrietta Hall to Henrietta Stoddard ; Fannie B. McDole to Fanny 

B. Bowers ; Coradon McDole to Coradon M. Bowers ; Harriet N. 

C. Nieman to Harriet N. C. Stevens ; Louisa Richardson to Louisa 
Stevens. 

CHESHIRE COUNTY. 1875-6. 

Herbert Calvin Wheeler to John Wardwell Richardson ; Nelson 
Richardson Wellman to Nelson Burr Richardson ; Mary Maria 
Wellman to Mary Maria Richardson ; Mary Smith to Minnie 
Palmer ; Lucy C. Stratton to Lucy C. Pierce ; Frederick A. Barker 
to Fred A. Barker ; Lydia K. Whitney to Lydia K. Woodward ; 
Edwin D. Putney to Edwin D. Dodge. 



628 CHAriER XC. [187G. 

1875-6. SULLIVAN COUNTY. 

Helen F. Biigbee to Nellie F. Albee ; Walter S. Clogston to Wal- 
ter S. Woodman ; Hattie M. Bigelow to Hattie M. Holt ; Susan E. 
Severance to Susan E. Philbrook ; Etta Ella Severance to Etta Ella 
Philbrook ; Sarah Elizabeth Johnson to Sarah Elizabeth Griffin ; 
George W. Johnson to George W. Griffin ; Frank Eugene Aiken to 
Francis Eugene McDonald. 

1875-6. GRAFTON COUNTY, 

Harriet Floretta Ford to Harriet Floretta Eastman ; Nellie Jose- 
phine Jackson to Nellie Josephine Sargent ; Walter Warren Cilley 
to Walter Warren Eastman ; Henry Avery to Willis M. Huckins ; 
Betsev F. Woodbury to Betsey F. Sanborn ; Lilla F. Pease to Lilla 
F. Benton; Alvin C. Hills to Alvin C. Hill; Thomas B. Hills to 
Thomas B. Hill ; Josephine A. Clement to Josephine A. Foote ; 
Emma Frances Blanchard to Emma Frances Hood ; Luella M. 
Wardrobe to Luella Madora Derby ; Effie M. Wardrobe to Effie 
Madora Derby. 

1875-6. coos COUNTY. 

Emma H. Perkins to Emma H. Bonett. 



PEIVATE ACTS. 



CHAPTER CXI. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE 
ODD FELLOWS' BUILDING ASSOCIATION." 



Section 

1. Corporation may borrow not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause. 



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

Section 1. The Odd Fellows' Building Association is hereby an- corporation 
thorized and empowered to borrow such snms of money as may 
from time to time become necessary to supply the temporary wants 
of the association, jL?rorz(ie J, the aggregate indebtedness of said cor- 
poration for such borrowed money shall not exceed at any one time 
the amount of ten thousand dollars, and apply the proceeds of its 
trust to the payment of such indebtedness. 

Sec. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect from and after its 
passage. 

[Approved June 23, 1876.] 



may borrow not 
exceeding ten 
thousand dol- 
lars. 



Repealing 
clause. 



CHAPTER CXH. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SULLIVAN SAVINGS INSTITUTION. 



Section Section 

1. Corporation may expend not more than 2. Takes effect on its passage. 
$25,000 in erecting a bank building. | 

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

Section 1. That the Sullivan Savings Institution be authorized corpor.ation 
to erect a brick building on their lot in Clarcmont, in the county of more than'^"°* 



630 



Chapter CXIII. 



[1876. 



825,000 in erect- 
ins; a bank 
building. 



Takes effect on 
its passage. 



Sullivan, either in connection with others or separately, as they 
shall determine, and to expend thereon such sum as shall be re- 
quired to complete the same, provided such sum shall not exceed 
twenty-five thousand dollars. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved June 28, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CXIII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HIBERNIAN UNITED BENEVOLENT SOCIETY IN 

ROCHESTER. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted: its purpose. 

2. Limitation as to real estate. 

3. By-laws. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. May be repealed. 

6. Takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Genei'al 
Court convened : 



Corjioration 
constituted: its 
purpose. 



Limitation as to 
real estate. 



By-laws. 



First meeting. 



May be repeal- 
ed. 



Takes effect on 
its passage. 



Section 1. That James Hoy, Patrick Flanagan, John Yallely, 
Neal Quill, Frank Carr, John Blake, Patrick Canney, Patrick 
McCabe, and Patrick Hartigan, Jr., their associates, successors, 
and assigns, be and hereby are constituted a corporation by the 
name of the Hibernian United Benevolent Society in Rochester, 
for the purposes of charity and mutual benefit, with all the powers 
and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restric- 
tions common to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation shall have the power to hold, by gift, 
grant, bequest, purchase, or otherwise, any estate, real or personal, 
which shall not exceed in value two thousand dollars. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation may adopt such rules and by-laws, the 
same not being repugnant to the laws of this state, as they may 
deem expedient. 

Sec. 4. The first three grantees, or either two of them, may call 
the first meeting of the corporation by giving notice of the same in 
some paper printed in Rochester, at least two weeks before the day 
of the meeting. 

Sec. 5. The legislature may alter or amend this act whenever 
the public good may require the same. 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect on after its passage. 

[Approved June 28, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapter CXIY. 



631 



CHAPTER CXIY. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BALLOU ASSOCIATION IN NASHUA. 



Section I Section 

1. Corijoration constituted : its powers: limi- 2. Fii-st meeting, 
tatiou as to real estate. 1 3. Subject to repeal. 

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



Fletcher, George 
Lizzie M. Rand, 



Section 1. That Charles H. Burke, Lizzie D. 
M. Spalding, Tena D. Spalding, Fred E. Hills, 
Frank W. Maynard, Lydia A. Simpson, Charles 0. Batchelder, 
Allie M. Langley, Fred F. Chase, Fannie E. Jones, Daniel W. 
Perry, Lizzie J. Hills, George E. Balcom, Lizzie M. Nottage, John 
P. Morrill, Mary A. Chase, Henry G. Carr, Flora E. Rockwood, 
their associates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby are created 
a body corporate and politic by the name of The Ballou Association 
in Nashua, for such literary, religious, moral, charitable and benev- 
olent purposes as the corporation may designate, and by that name 
may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and 
execution ; and shall be and hereby are invested with all the pow- 
ers and privileges, and made subject to all the liabilities of corpora- 
tions of a similar nature, and may take and hold real and personal 
estate by purchase, donation, bequest, or otherwise, for the pur- 
poses of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars, and the same may sell, convey, or otherwise dis- 
pose of at pleasure. 

Sec. 2. The first five persons above named, or any five of them, 
may call the first meeting of said corporation by giving notice in 
writing to each of the grantees named in this act, of the time and 
place of said meeting, or by one publication in some daily news- 
paper published in said Nashua, seven days at least prior to said 
meeting. 

Sec. 3. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act at 
their pleasure, and the act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved June 28, 1876.] 



Corporation 
constituted : its 
powers: limita- 
tion as to real 
estate. 



First meeting. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



632 



Chapter CXY. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER CXV. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MILAN UNION MEETING-HOUSE ASSOCIATION. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted: its powers and 
liabilities. 

2. Limitation as to property. 



Section 

3. First meeting : by-laws : otBcers. 

4. May be repealed. 



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



Corporation 
constituted: its 
powers and lia- 
bilities. 



Liniitation as to 
property. 



First meeting ; 
by-laws : offi- 



May be repeal- 
ed. 



Section 1. Isaac C. Wight, Simon Fogg, Cyrus D. Hamlin, Wal- 
ter H. Evans, Dennis B. York, Charles E. Phipps, L. Pettengill, 
their associates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby are incor- 
porated and made a body corporate and politic by the name of the 
Milan Union Meeting-house Association, for religious purposes, and 
by that name may be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment 
and execution, and be subject to all liabihties incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation may receive and hold all such real and 
personal estate as may be conveyed to them by gift, devise, bequest, 
donation or otherwise, for the purposes of said corporation, not ex- 
ceeding at any one time the amount of fifty thousand dollars, and 
the same may manage, improve, sell, convey, or othervase dispose 
of, as may be necessary or convenient in promoting the purposes 
and interests of said corporation. 

Sec. 3. Any three of the first named persons in this act may 
call the first meeting of said corporation by posting up a notice at 
the meeting-house of said association at least ten days prior thereto, 
at which meeting, or any adjourned meeting thereof, a clerk shall 
be chosen, and a constitution and by-laws for the regulation and 
government of said corporation, and not inconsistent with the con- 
stitution and laws of this state, may be adopted, associates ad- 
mitted, and all necessary officers for the management of the affairs 
of the corporation may be elected. 

Sec. 4. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act, 
when, in their opinion, the public good may require it, and this act 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved June 28, 1876.J 



1876.] 



Chapter CXVI. 



633 



CHAPTER CXVI. 



AX ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EXETER NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY. 



Sectiox 

1. Corjioration constituted. 

2. Its purpose: limitatiou as to real estate. 

3. By-laws and oflScers. 



Section 
4. Fixst meeting. 
6. Subject to repeal. 
6. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. That Benjamin F. McDaniel, Albert C. Perkins, 
Harriet E. Paine, William H. Gorliam, Charles Burlcy, Albion 
Burbank, Thomas Conner, Elizabeth C. Bridge, Charles H. Bell, 
George E. Emery, George A. Titcomb, and John J. Bell, their 
associates and successors, be and hereby are made a body politic 
and corporate by the name of The Exeter Natural History Society, 
and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to 
final judgment and execution, in any court of law and equity, and 
shall be and hereby arc vested with all the rights and privileges 
and subject to all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation is hereby empowered to establish and 
maintain at Exeter, in the county of Rockingham, a society for the 
encouragement and promotion of literary and scientific pursuits, 
and for the cultivation and diffusion of literary and scientific 
knowledge in each and every department thereof : and for that 
purpose may take, acquire, and hold, by gift, bequest, or otherwise, 
real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, and for the purposes and objects of the society 
may erect and maintain suitable buildings, and may take and liold 
books, maps, charts, collections of natural objects, and preparations 
and scientific apparatus suitable for its purposes, by donation or 
otherwise, to any amount. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation may, at any meeting duly notified and 
holden, make such regulations and by-laws, not repugnant to the 
constitution and laws of this state, for the management of the 
interests and concerns of said corporation, and may appoint such 
and so many officers and agents as they may think proper, and 
prescribe their powers and duties. 

Sec. 4. Benjamin F. McDaniel and William H. Gorham may 
call the first meeting of said corporation, by publication in the Exe- 
ter News-Letter at least seven days before said meeting. 

Sec. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal 
this charter, whenever in their opinion the public good shall re- 
quire it. 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved June 28, 1876.] 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Its purpose : 
limitation as to 
real estate. 



By-laws and 
officers. 



First meetiuo 



Subject to re- 
peal, 



Takes effect ■ 
when. 



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[1876. 



CHAPTER CXYII. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OF KEEXE TO RAISE AN ADDITIONAL SUM OP 
3I0NEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAINTAINING AND EXTENDING ITS WATER- 
WORKS. 



Sectiox 

1. Keene authorized to raise $100,000 addi- 
tional, to enlarge water-works. 



Section 
2. Takes effect— wlien. 



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



Keene author- 
ized to raise 
$100,000 addi- 
tional, to en-, 
large water- 
works. 



Takes 
when. 



effect — 



Section 1. That for the purpose of maintaining and extending 
its water-works, the city of Keene is hereby authorized and empow- 
ered to levy taxes and borrow money, not exceeding in tlie whole 
the sum of one hundred thousand dollars in addition to the sums 
heretofore authorized, and to issue the notes, bonds, or other obli- 
gations of said city therefor, payable at such time or times as the 
city councils shall determine ; and such notes, bonds, or other 
obligations shall be legal and binding upon said city. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved June 28, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CXVni. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CENTENNIAL HOME FOR THE 

AGED. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted : name. 

2. Purpose and property. 



Section 

3. Provision for accepting this charter, etc. 

4. Takes effect — when; subject to repeal. 



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



Corporatioh 
constituted : 
name. 



Purpose and 
property. 



Section 1. That the members and associate members of the 
Concord Ladies' Centennial Association, their associates and suc- 
cessors, be and hereby are made a body politic and corporate by 
the name of the New Hampshire Centennial Home for the Aged, 
and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to 
final judgment and execution, and shall have and exercise all the 
powers and privileges and be subject to all the liabilities by law 
incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to establish and 
maintain, in the city of Concord, an institution for the support and 
maintenance of aged people of both sexes, and for that purpose 



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may take and hold real and personal estate, by donation, bequest, 
or otherwise, to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars, and may sell, convey, and dispose of the same at pleasure, 
and may erect and maintain such buildings and appurtenances as 
may be deemed necessary for the purposes of the corporation. 

Sec. 3. A meeting of said association shall be called in the 
manner prescribed by its constitution, at such time as may be 
deemed expedient, to take action upon the acceptance of this act ; 
and upon its acceptance by a majority of members and associate 
members present and voting, said association shall become merged 
in this corporation ; and then, or at some subsequent meeting, said 
corporation may adopt such constitution, rules, and bjMaws, for the 
government of its proceedings and the regulation of its affairs, as 
they may deem expedient, not inconsistent with the laws of the 
state, and may elect or provide for the election of such officers and 
agents as they may deem advisable, and prescribe their powers and 
duties. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from its passage, and shall be 
subject to alteration, amendment, or repeal, at the pleasure of the 
legislature. 
^[Approved June 28, 1876.] 



Provision for 
accepting this 
charter. 



Takes effect — 
when: subject 
to repeal. 



CHAPTER CXIX. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY MEDICAL 

ASSOCIATION. 



Section 

1. Corporatioa constituted. 

2. Offlcei-9. 

3. Seal. 



Secttoh 

4. May sue and defend. 

5. Election and suspension of inembera. 

6. Takes effect— when. 



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

Court convened : 



Section 1. That Samuel Webber, Nathaniel Tolles, L. J. Graves, corwratiou 
S. G. Jarvis, C. A. Volk, A. R. Cummino-s, J. B. Way, C. L. Baker, coi^'^titiued. 
N. G. Brooks, G. W. Hunt, W. B. Porter, G. A. Blake, A. .P. 
Richardson, S. T. Smith, S. S. Carpenter, Geora-e Twitchell, J. W. 
Butler, C. P. Frost, C. A. Allen, Clarence W. Tolles, be and they 
hereby are formed into, constituted, and made a body politic and 
corporate by the name of the Connecticut River Valley Medical 
Association ; and that they and their successors, and such other 
persons as shall be elected in the manner hereinafter mentioned, 
shall be and continue a body politic and corporate by the same 
name forever. 

Sec. 2. Tha.t the members of said association may from time to 
time elect a president, vice-president, and secretary, with such 
other officers as they shall judge necessary and convenient. And 



OflScers. 



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[1876. 



Seal. 



May sue and 
defend. 



Election and 
suspension of 
members, i 



Takes 
when. 



effect — 



the members of said association shall have full power and authority 
from time to time to determine and establish the names, number, 
and duty of their several officers, and the tenure and estate they 
have in their offices respectively ; and also to authorize and em- 
power their president, or some other officer, to administer such 
oaths to such officers as they, the members of said association, shall 
appoint and determine, for the well ordering and good government 
of the said association, provided the same shall not be repugnant 
to the laws of this state. 

Sec. 3. That the members of said association shall have one 
common seal, and power to break, change, and renew the same at 
their pleasure. 

Sec. 4. That the members of said association may sue and be 
sued in all actions real, personal, and mixed, and prosecute and 
defend the same mitil final judgment and execution, by the name 
of the Connecticut River Valley Medical Association. 

Sec, 5. That the members of said association may from time to 
time elect such persons to be members thereof as they may judge 
proper ; and that they, the members of said association, shall have 
power to suspend or expel any member of said association. 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved June 28, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CXX. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE FAIRMOUNT MILITARY ACADEMY AT THE CITY 
OF NASHUA, STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; its powers and 
property. 

2. Management: trustees: by-laws. 

3. Professors and instnictors. 



Section 

4. Degrees may be conferred. 

5. First meeting — how called. 

C. Subject to repeal. Takes effect— wheu. 



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



Corporation 
constituted: its 
powers and 
property. 



Management: 
trustees : by- 
laws. 



Section 1. That Moses A. Worcester, Isaac Chapman, Bates 
Smith, Archibald H. Dunlap, Virgil C. Gilman, Henry B. Ather- 
ton, Thomas P. Pierce, Hiram M. Goodrich, John G. Kimball, 
Frank A. McKean, John A. Spalding, Theodore H. Wood, James 
B. Greeley, their associates and successors, are hereby constituted 
a body politic and corporate by the name of the Fairmount Military 
Academy, to be located at Nashua in said state, with all the rights, 
powers, and privileges incident to such corporations ; may take and 
hold real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding one hun- 
dred thousand dollars, and the same may keep, manage, sell, and 
dispose of at pleasure. 

Sec. 2. The said grantees, at any regular meeting duly notified 
and holden for tliat purpose, are hereby authorized to elect asso- 



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ciates, and fill any vacancy that may occur in their nnmher ; may 
elect a board of trustees not exceeding five, who shall have charge 
of the management of said corporation ; may make such by-laws, 
rules, and regulations for the management of the institution, and 
may elect such officers and prescribe their respective duties, as shall 
be proper and necessary for the proper control and administration 
thereof. 

8ec. 3. Said corporation may appoint from time to time such 
professors and instructors in the different departments of said 
academy as may be necessary for a thorough course of instruction 
in literature, in the arts and sciences, and in a complete course of 
military training and discipline. 

Sec. 4. Said board of trustees, when elected, are authorized and 
empowered to establish and confer all such degrees and honors as 
are usually conferred in similar institutions upon any person or 
persons whom they shall deem worthy thereof, or who shall have 
completed the regular course of study and military training pre- 
scribed by the faculty of the academy. 

Sec. 5. Moses A. Worcester may call the first meeting of said 
grantees, at such time in said city of Nashua as he may deem 
proper, by publication of a notice foi* such meeting three weeks 
successively in some newspaper printed at said Nashua, or by notice 
in writing to each grantee at least six days before said meeting. 

Sec. 6. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act, 
whenever in their opinion the public good requires it, and this act 
shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved July 5, 1876.] 



Professors auil 
instructors. 



Degrees may be 
conferred. 



First meeting ; 
iiow called. 



Subject to re- 
peal. Takes 
effect — when. 



CHAPTER CXXI. 

AN ACT TO IXCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SOCIETY FOR THE PREVEN- 
TIOX OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted: name: purpose 
and duties. 

2. Property. 



Section 

3. By-laws. 

4. First meeting, 

5. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. Tliat Eliza Haven, Elizabeth Pearson, Mary W. Jones, corporation 
Mary Foster. Caroline Morrison, Kate Miller, Sarah J. Pickering, X"*'purp. 
and Susan Christie, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and duties. 
and hereby are constituted a corporation by the name of the New 
Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The 
particular business and objects of said corporation shall be the 
prevention of cruelty to children, and the enforcement, l)y all lawful 
means, of the laws relating to or in any case affecting children — 
with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, 



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Chapter CXXII. 



[1876. 



Property. 



Bv-laws. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



liabilities, and restrictions, common to corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation shall have power to hold, by gift, grant, 
devise, bequest, purchase, or otherwise, any estate, real or personal. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation may adopt such rules and by-laws, not 
repugnant to the laws of this state, as they may deem proper. 

Sec. 4. Any three of the grantees may call the first meeting of 
the corporation by giving notice of the same in some paper printed 
at Portsmouth, in said state, at least one week before the day of 
the meeting. 

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 5, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CXXII. 

AX ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WOjVIAN'S TEMPERANCE LEAGUE OF PORTS- 
MOUTH. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted : object and pow- 
ers. 

2. Property. 



Section 

3. By-laws. 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect — when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted : 
object and pow- 
ers. 



Property. 



By-laws. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Section 1. That Margaret Haven, Gari]jhelia E. Randall, Sarah 
Treat, Sarah C. Yeaton, Helen C. Knight, Ann L. White, and 
Fannie C. Thorndike, their associates, successors, and assigns, be 
and hereby are constituted a corporation by the name of the 
Woman's Temperance League of Portsmouth, — for the purpose of 
charity, and the reformation and encouragement of persons ad- 
dicted to the excessive use of intoxicating liquors, — with all the 
powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and 
restrictions, common to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation shall have power to hold, by gift, grant, 
devise, bequest, purchase, or otherwise, any estate, real or personal. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation may adopt such rules and by-laws, not 
repugnant to the laws of this state, as they may deem proper. 

Sec. 4. Any three of the grantees may call the first meeting of 
the corporation by giving notice of the same in some paper printed 
at Portsmouth at least one week l^efore the day of the meeting. 

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 5, 1876.] 



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639 



CHAPTER CXXIII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE CONCORD LODGE ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS, 
OF THE CITY OF CONCORD. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted: its purpose and 
powers. 

2. Limitation as to real estate. 



Section 

3. Rules of government. 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. That James M. Collins, John L. Scanvlin, Patrick 
Maguire, Timothy Casey, Michael B. Clancy, Patrick Conway, 
James Clancy, William A. Happny, Nicholas Glennon, Timothy 
Clancy, Frederick J. Collins, William S. O'Connor, James Conway, 
and Micliael Kennefick, their associates, successors, and assigns, be 
and hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name of 
Concord Lodge, Ancient Order of Hibernians, to be established at 
Concord, New Hampshire, for the purposes of charity and mutual 
benefit, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the 
duties, liabilities, and restrictions, common to corporations of that 
kind. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation shall have power to hold real estate to 
an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to sue and 
be sued, and do all business incident to the purposes of the corpo- 
ration. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation shall have power to make all the need- 
ful rules and regulations f©r the government and management of 
its affairs. 

Sec. 4. The first three grantees, or either two of them, named in 
this act, shall liave the power to call the first meeting of the cor- 
poration,, by notice to each grantee in writing at least one week be- 
fore the day of the meeting. 

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 5, 1876. J 



Corporation 
constituted: its 
purpose and 
powers. 



Limitation as to 
real estate. 



Rules of gov- 
ernment. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



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CHAPTER CXXIY. 



AN ACT TO I^XORPORATE THE MECHANICS' SAVINGS BANK AT MANCHESTER. 



Section 

1. Corporatiou constituted and located. 

2. Duties as to deposits. 

3. Deposits by minors. 

4. Not to issue bills : compensation of officers. 



Section 

5. By-laws. 

6. Books subject to official inspection. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Takes effect — when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted and 
located. 



Duties as to de- 
posits. 



Deposits by 
minors. 



Not to issue 
bills; compen- 
sation of offi- 
cers. 



Section 1. That Aretas Blood, Ira A. Eastman, Joseph Stone, 
Ira Cross, Ira Barr, J. B, Straw, E. H. Hobbs, Henry E. Burnham, 
Robert G. Annan, Frank P. Carpenter, Edward Sanborn, William 
G. Perry, John C. Ray, Eugene W. Brigham, A. W. Sanljorn, N. 
S. Bean, J. F. Brown, Horace Johnson, William E. Killey, and 
Freeman Higgins, be and they hereby are constituted a body politic 
and corporate by the name of the Mechanics' Savings Bank at 
Manchester, and they, with such other persons as shall be duly 
elected and admitted members of said corporation at regular meet- 
ings thereof, according to such by-laws as may hereafter be estab- 
lished, 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 liabilities, which are or 
may be incident to corporations of a like nature by the laws of this 
state. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation may receive from any person or persons 
any deposit or deposits of money, and may use, manage, and im- 
prove the same for the benefit of the depositors, in such manner as 
shall be convenient or necessary 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 proportions, and subject to such 
equitable rules and regulations, as said corporation shall from time 
to time prescribe, agreeably to the laws of the state. 

Sec. 3. Whenever any deposit shall be made by any minor, the 
trustees of said corporation may, at their discretion, pay to such 
depositor such sums as may be due 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. 

Sec. 4. Said corporation shall not issue any bill or promissory 
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, f^r services actually rendered. 



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Chapter CXXY. 



641 



Sec. 5. Said corporation may from time to time make such by- By-iaws. 
laws, rules, and regulations for its government, and for the man- 
agement of the business thereof, as shall not be inconsistent with 
this act and the laws of this state. 

Sec. 6. The books and accounts of this corporation shall be at 
all times subject to the inspection of the governor and council, the 
bank commissioners, or other officers appointed for this purpose by 
either branch of the legislature, and the legislature may at any 
time alter, amend, or repeal this act. 

Sec. 7. Aretas Blood, Ira A. Eastman, Henry E. Burnham, or 
any two of them, may call the first meeting of this corporation at 
such time and place and in such manner as they may think proper. 

Sec. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 5, 1876.] 



Books subject 
to official in- 
spection. 



First meeting. 



Takes 
when. 



effect — 



CHAPTER CXXV. 



AN ACT TO IXCORPORATE THE MASSABESIC MINING COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Purpose and powers. 

4. First meeting. 



Section 
5. Officers and by-laws. 
G. Restricting clause. 
7. Takes effect— when, etc. 



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



Section 1. That John A. Wiley, Hanson C. Canney, John B. corporation 
Mills, Roland Rowell, Charles Goodwin, Timotliy D. Roberts, '^°"*'''''*^ ■ 
Henry S. Blunt, and Charles F. Peasley, their associates, succes- 
sors, and assigns, be and are hereby made a body politic and cor- 
porate by the name and style of the Massabesic Mining Company, 
located at Manchester, and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall be 
and are hereby invested with all the powers and privileges and 
made subject to all the liabilities of similar corporations. 

Sec. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of such capital stock 
sum as said corporators shall determine, not exceeding the sum of 
five hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hun- 
dred dollars each. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation, for the purpose of mining, may erect Piirposcaud 
mills, crushers, and sluices, and purchase all other machinery and 
implements of whatever kind and description necessary in working 
the ore, and to bond land for mining purposes, and may purchase 
land and sell and alienate the same at pleasure, and to this end the 
capital stock may be invested and employed. 

Sec. 4. That John A. Wiley, Hanson C. Canney, John B. Mills, 
and Roland Rowell, or any two of them, are hereby authorized to 
call the first meeting of said corporation at such time and place at 



powers. 



First mcetinc 



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Chapter CXXYI. 



[1876. 



Officers aud 
by-laws. 



Restricting 
clause. 



Takes effect 
when, etc. 



the city of Manchester in the county of Hillsborough as they may 
think proper, by giving notice thereof in any newspaper printed at 
Manchester in said connty, or by giving or leaving at the last and 
nsnal 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 pnrpose of organizing and transacting 
any business necessary and proper to carry into effect the provisions 
and intentions of this act. 

Sec. 5. Said corporation may choose all such officers, and pass 
any by-laws not inconsistent with this act and the constitution and 
laws of this state, as they may deem necessary to carry out the pro- 
visions and intentions of this act. 

Sec. 6. This act shall be subject to all the provisions and restric- 
tions of the laws of this state in relation to corporations. 

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
its passage, and may be altered, amended, or repealed whenever the 
])iil)lic o'ood shall require. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CXXVI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EXETER MANU- 
FACTURING COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation may diminish the par value 
of its stock by increasing number of shares. 



Section 

2. May issue preferred stock, and pay divi- 
dend of eight per cent, thereon. 

3. Takes effect — when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Poy,rt convened: 



Corporation 
may diminish 
the par value 
of its stock by 
increasing num- ■ 
ber of shares. 

May issue pre- 
ferred stock, 
and pay divi- 
dend of eight 
per cent, there- 
on. 



Section 1. Said corporation may, at any meeting duly called for 
that purpose, increase the number of its shares and thereby dimin- 
ish the par value thereof, provided the par value of the shares shall 
not be fixed below fifty dollars. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation is authorized to issue preferred stock to 
an amount not exceeding the present capital stock of the company, 
to be issued in such amounts and at such times as may be deter- 
mined at any meeting of the corporation duly called for that pur- 
pose. A dividend of eight per cent, per annum, payable annually 
or semi-annually, as the directors may determine, shall be paid on 
said preferred stock, provided the net earnings of the corporation, 
after paying the interest upon any del)ts the corporation may owe, 
shall be sufficient for that purpose ; and in case said net earnings 
for one year shall be insufficient to pay said dividend for that year, 
the surplus earnings of any year following, after paying said divi- 
dend of eight per cent., shall be applied to make up arrears on back 
dividends and interest thereon, so that a dividend of eight per cent, 
shall be paid for each year. If the net earnings, after paying the 



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643 



interest as aforesaid, shall be sufficient to pay more than eight per 
cent, upon the whole capital stock, common and preferred, and 
a dividend exceeding eight per cent, shall he declared, the same 
dividend shall be paid on both the common and preferred stock. 
Holders of preferred stock shall have the same right as holders of 
the common stock to vote thereon at all meetings of the corpora- 
tion, except upon the question of redeeming any of said preferred 
stock as hereinafter provided. Said corporation may, out of its sur- 
plus earnings or the proceeds of any additional issue of its com- 
mon stock, redeem said preferred stock, at any time after ten years 
from the date of its issue, by paying the par value thereof and an- 
nual interest thereon at the rate of eight per cent, from the date of 
issue to the date of redemption, after crediting the dividends paid 
towards the payment of said interest ; but if said dividends should 
exceed said interest, they shall not be applied to reduce said par 
value. Holders of the common stock of said corporation shall be 
entitled to subscribe for said preferred stock pro rata in proportion 
to the number of shares of common stock held by them respectively, 
provided they subscribe for and are ready to pay for the same in 
fifteen days after any vote of the corporation to issue said stock. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 11, 1876.] 



Takes 
when. 



effect — 



CHAPTER CXXVII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DARTMOUTH NAVY. 



Section 

1. Corjioratiou constituted: its powers. 

2. Object aud property. 



Section 

3. First meeting: by-laws: officers. 

4. Subject to repeal. 



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



Section 1. That E. C. Carrigan, Charles Eagar, W. M. Barnard, 
E. H. Oilman, L. P. Rosenthal, Isaac F. Paul, J, J. Hopper, R. J. 
Service, Nathaniel Niles, 0. S. Houghton, their associates, succes- 
sors, and assigns, be and they hereby are made a body corporate 
and politic by the name of the Dartmouth Navy, and by that name 
may sue and be sued, and are hereby vested with all the powers, 
privileges, and immunities, and subject to all liabilities, incidental to 
corporations of a like nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation is hereby empowered to establish, 
manage, cany on, and advance the science of rowing and sailing in 
all its branches, tending to encourage the -physical development of 
students attending Dartmouth college, and may purchase, take, 
have, and hold such personal property and real estate as shall be 
found necessary to the successful ])rosecution of said science. 

Sec. 3. Said E. C. Carrigan, Charles Eagar, W. M. Barnard, E. 
H. Gilman, L. P. Rosenthal, Isaac F. Paul, J. J. Hopper, R. J. 



Corporation 
constituted: its 
powers. 



Object and 
property. 



First meeting 
by-laws: ofli- 
cers. 



6U 



Chapter CXXVIII. 



[1876. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Service, Nathaniel Niles, 0. S. Houghton, or any five (5) of them, 
may call the first meeting of said corporation by giving each of 
their associates named herein notice in writing at least two (2) 
weelvs prior thereto, at which, or any future meeting, such consti- 
tution, by-laws, rules, and regulations, not repugnant to the constitu- 
tion of this state, such officers chosen, and all other matters and 
tilings done and transacted as may be found necessary to the organ- 
ization of said corporation and its future operation, for the full en- 
joyment of the rights and privileges hereby granted. 

Sec. 4, The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this charter 
whenever in their judgment the |)ublic good shall demand it. 

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CXXVHI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF KEENE. 

Sectiox I Section 

1. City officers to be elected iu March: tenure 2. Present officers continued, 
of office. I 3. Takes effect — when. 

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



City officers to 
be elected in 
March : tenure 
of office. 



Present officers 
continued . 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Section 1. The annual meeting of the legal voters of the city of 
Keene, for the choice of city and ward officers, shall hereafter be 
holden on the second Tuesday of March, and all city and ward 
officers chosen by the people shall hold their respective offices for 
one year from tlic third Tuesday in March next subsequent to their 
election, and until others are chosen and qualified in their stead. 

Sec. 2. The mayor, aldermen, members of the common council, 
assessors, overseers of the poor, selectmen, and ward-clerks, now in 
office, shall continue in office until the third Tuesday in March 
next, and until others are chosen and qualified in their stead. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect whenever a majority of the 
legal voters of the city of Keene, present and voting in their sev- 
eral wards, at a meeting duly warned and lield, shall adopt the 
same. 

[Approved July 11, 1876.] 



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Chapter CXXIX. 



645 



CHAPTER CXXIX. 

AN ACT TO SEVER CERTAIN TRACTS OF LAND FROM WARDS FOUR AND 
SEVEN, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO WARD FIVE IN THE CITY OF CONCORD. 



Sectiox 

1. Laud in Ward Four annexed to Ward 
Five. 

2. Land in Ward Seven annexed to Ward 
Five. 



Sectiox 

3. Rights of voters not impaired. 

4. Takes effect— when. 



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



Section 1. That theYoUowhig tract of land, with its inhabitants, 
is hereby severed from Ward Four and annexed to Ward Five, viz., 
Beginning at tlie intei'section of Centre and Washington streets, 
thence running south-westerly on tlie centre line of Washington 
street to its intersection with tlie centre line of High street as 
formerly constituted, thence northerly on the centime line of High 
street to its intersection with the centre line of Centre street, 
thence easterly on the centre line of Centre street to the point 
begun at. 

Sec. 2. That the following tract of land, with its inhabitants, is 
liereby severed from Ward Seven and annexed to Ward Five, viz.. 
Beginning at the intersection of the centre line of High and Wash- 
ington streets, thence running south-westerly on the line of Ward 
Five, as heretofore constituted, to the point where the centre lines 
of Washington, Pleasant, and Fruit streets intersect, thence north- 
erly on the centre line of Fruit street to a point where it would 
intersect the centre line of Centre street if extended, thence east- 
erly on said line of Centre street to its intersection with the centre 
line of High street. 

Sec. 3. Any person, qualified to vote at any meeting held within 
six months from the passage of this act in any ward as now con- 
stituted, shall have the right to vote in the ward in which he shall 
become an inhabitant by the provisions of tliis act. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 11, 1876.] 



Land in Ward 
Four annexed 
to Ward Five. 



Land In Ward 
Seven annexed 
to Ward Five. 



Rights of voters 
not impaired. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



646 



Chapter CXXX. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER CXXX. 

AX ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NASHUA, DEFINE THE 
BOUNDARIES OF THE WARDS, AND CONSTITUTE A SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF 
SAID CITY. 



Skctiox 

1. New lines'deflned. 

2. Qualifications oi voters. 

3. Number and election of school committee. 

4. Assessors to be inspectors of check-lists. 

5. Inspectors to prepare and post check-lists. 

6. To hold sessions for revising check-lists, 
etc. 

7. "Ward clerks to deliver ballots and check- 
lists to inspectors. 

8. Penalty for procuring"name to be illegally 
put on list. 

9. Ward officers not to change the lists. 



8ect:ox 

10. Board of inspectors to certify number of 
ratable polls, and give certificates of election to 
representatives. 

11. Oatli to be taken by inspectors as to 
legal voters. 

12. As to ratable polls. 

13. Punishment for swearing falsely. 

14. Clerk of board to certify, etc. 

15. Vacancy in board of selectmen— how 
filled. 

16. Penalty for violating this act. 

17. Repealing clause. 



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



New lines 
fined. 
Ward 1. 



Ward 2. 



de- 



W.ard3. 



W*ard 4. 



Wards. 
Ward 6. 



Section 1. The city of Nashua is liereby divided into eight wards, 
which shall be constituted as follows : — Ward One shall consist of 
all tliat j)art of said city north of the Nashua river and west of 
Main and Concord streets ; — Ward Two, of all that portion included 
within the following boundaries : Beginning at the bridge on Main 
street across the Nashua river, thence easterly down said river to a 
point opposite the centre of North Elm street, thence northerly to 
the centre of said street, and continuing northerly by the centre line 
(jf said street to the northerly end thereof, and thence continuing 
in a straight line to the old Ferry road, thence easterly to the Mer- 
rimack river, thence northerly np said river to the line of the town 
of Merrimack, thence westerly by said town line to said Concord 
street, thence southerly by Concord and Main streets to the place of 
beginning; — Ward Three, of all that portion included within the fol- 
lowing boundaries : Beginning at the centre of Crown street at the 
Merrimack river, tlience westerly by Crown street to tiie Nashua 
and Lowell railroad, thence north-westerly by said railroad to the 
eastei'ly boundary of Ward Two as hereinbefore described, thence 
northerly and easterly by the boundary of Ward Two aforesaid to 
the Merrimack river, thence down said river to tlie place of begin- 
ning ; — Ward Four, of all that portion lying east of Main street and 
south of the Nashua river, soutli-westerly of the Nashua and Lowell 
railroad, and northerly of East Pearl and Temple streets ; — Ward 
Five, of all that portion lying west of Main street, south of the 
Nashua river, east of the line of Ward Six as hereinafter described, 
and north of the centre line of West Pearl street ; — Ward Six, of 
all that portion included within the following boundaries : Begin- 
ning at the intersection of Main with West Pearl street, thence 
westerly by the centre line of West Pearl street to the centre line 
of Palm street, thence northerly by the centre line of Palm street 



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Chapter CXX5. 



647 



to the northerly end thereof, and tlience continuing on the same 
line to the Nashua river, thence westerly up said river to the line 
of the town of Hollis, thence soutlierly by Hollis line to the lu'gh- 
way leading from Runnels bridge to Nashua, thence easterly by 
said highway to a point northerly from Kinsley street, and where 
a line drawn from the westerly end of said Kinsley street northerly, 
at right angles with said street, will intersect said highway, thence 
soutlierly by said last described line to the centre line of Kinsley 
street, thence easterly by the centre line of Kinsley street to the 
centre line of Main street, thence northerly by the centre line of 
Main street to the place of beginning ; — Ward Seven, of all that 
portion east of Main street, south of Wards Three and Four as 
above described, westerly of the Merrimack river, and northerly of 
Salmon brook ; — Ward Eight, of all that portion not included in any 
of the above described wards. 

Sec. 2. All persons having the other requisite qualifications, who 
have resided six months next j)receding any election in the limits 
of any of said wards as above constituted, sliall have the right to 
vote at such election. 

Sec. 3. After the present municipal year, the school committee 
of said city shall consist of twelve members, who shall hereafter be 
chosen at the annual city election and by general ticket, and the 
ballots tiierefor shall be received, sorted, counted, and declared, 
and a record thereof be made, delivered, and examined, and the 
persons elected be notified in the same manner as is now by law 
provided in the election of mayor of said city ; and in case of fail- 
ure to elect, or of a vacancy in said school committee, the city 
councils in convention shall fill the vacancies : and said school 
committee shall choose a chairman and clerk, the former to be of 
their own number. There shall be chosen at the annual city elec- 
tion, in March, 1877, twelve members of said school committee, 
four of them for the term of one year, four for the term of two 
years, and four for the term of three years, — said terms for which 
each is chosen to be designated upon the ballots cast for said com- 
mittee ; and at every annual city election thereafter four persons 
shall be chosen as members of said school committee for the term 
of three years. 

Sec. 4. The board of assessors, as now chosen and constituted 
in and for the city of Nashua, and as shall be chosen and consti- 
tuted annually hereafter, shall 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 city clerk. The city councils shall annually, 
on the fourth Tuesday of March, after a city clerk has been chosen, 
elect, by joint ballot and by major vote, one person, an inhabitant 
of said city, to be a member of said board of assessors, who shall 
be duly sworn and qualified, and who shall hold his office for one 
year, or until another sliall be chosen and qualified in his stead. 
Said inspectors shall annually choose a chairman and clerk from 
their own number. 

Sec. 5. Said inspectors shall prepare, revise, correct, and post 
up, in the manner the selectmen of towns are required to do, an 
alphabetical list of all the legal voters in each ward, and for that 



Ward: 



W"ard8. 



Qualifications 
of voters. 



Number and 
election of 
school com- 
mittee. 



Assessors to be 
inspectors of 
check-lists. 



Inspectors to 
prepare anil 
post check-lists. 



648 



Chapter CXXX. 



[1876. 



To hokl ses- 
sions for re- 
vising check- 
lists, etc. 



Ward clerks to 
deliver ballots 
and check-lists 
to inspectors. 



Penalty for 
procuring name 
to be illegally 
put on list. 



AVard officers 
not to change 
the lists. 



purpose 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 require ; and they shall 
deliver an attested copy of the lists of voters so prepared and cor- 
rected to the clerks of the respective wards ; and the said ward 
clerks shall use tlie lists of voters so prepared and corrected, and 
no others, at the elections in said wards. In preparing tlie lists of 
voters, said inspectors shall record the first or Christian name of 
each voter in full, but may use initial letters to designate the mid- 
dle 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. 

Sec. 6. 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 to be held within one week of said election, from 
nine o'clock a. m. to twelve o'clock M.,and from two o'clock till 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 placed upon the check-list and to vote ; and said board of in- 
spectors may require the oath of such persons so claiming the 
right to vote, and corroberating evidence if not otherwise fully 
satisfied of his right to have his name placed upon the check-list ; 
and said board of inspectors shall be in session on election days 
from eight o'clock A. m. to twelve o'clock M., and from two o'clock 
to three o'clock p. m., so that in case the name of any person has 
been omitted from the check-list, and who the inspectors are satis- 
fied is a legal voter agreeably to the provisions of section five of chap- 
ter twenty-eight of the General Statutes, the inspectors shall certify 
the same to the moderator, who shall receive his vote, and the 
ward clerk shall check the name of such person so voting on the 
back of said certificate, and shall return the same to the inspectors 
with the check-list. 

Sec. 7. All the ballots cast at each election in the several wards 
shall be preserved, and after they shall have been counted the mod- 
erator shall deliver all the ballots given in to the clerk of the ward, 
and the clerk shall seal up said ballots, direct and deliver the same, 
together with the list of voters used at such election, within one 
hour after the adjournment of such meeting, to the board of in- 
spectors, who shall be in session to receive the same. 

Sec. 8. Any person procuring his name to be illegally placed 
upon the check-list by a false representation or statement under 
oath, shall be taken and deemed guilty of wilful and corrupt per- 
jury, and be liable to the punishment prescribed therefor. 

Sec. 9. If the moderator, selectmen, ward clerk, or any other 
person, shall alter any check-list after the same shall have been de- 
livered by the inspectors to the ward clerk, by adding any name or 
names thereto, or by 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 im- 
prisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months. 



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Chapter CXXX. 



649 



Sec. 10. The board of inspectors shall enter upon the back of 
the lists of voters used in each AVard at the annual meeting for the 
election of representatives to the general court, -within one week 
after such meeting, the name of every male inhabitant of the age 
of twenty-one years and upward who were not legal voters but were 
actual residents of the ward as ratable polls ; and the certificates 
of election of representatives 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 clerk 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 tliat the same is a true copy of said record, and shall seal said 
copy, direct and deliver the same to the clerk of the board of in- 
spectors of check-lists, with a superscription upon the same express- 
ing the purport thereof, within twenty-four hours after such meeting. 

Sec. 11. The board of inspectors of check-lists in said city, at 
every meeting of the legal voters of each ward in said city for the 
choice of state and county officers, representatives in congress, or 
electors of president and vice-president of the United States, shall, 
before the check-lists are delivered to the clerks of the several 
wards, take and subscribe on the back of the check-lists to be used 
at such meetings tlie following oath, which may be taken before the 
city-clerk or any justice of the peace or notary public, the blank in 
the same being first properly filled : We, the inspectors of check- 
lists in the city of Nashua, do solemnly swear that, according to 
our best knowledge, the within list contains the names of those 

persons only who are by actual residence legal voters in Ward 

in said city. 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. 

Sec. 12. The board of inspectors of check-lists in said city shall 
take and subscribe on the back of the check-lists used at the annual 
meeting the following oath, whicli may be taken before the city- 
clerk or any justice of the peace or notary pul)lic, the blank in the 
same being first properly tilled : We, the inspectors of check-lists 
in the city of Nashua, do solemnly swear that, according to our 
best knowledge, the names of those persons only who were not legal 
voters at the last annual meeting, but were actual residents and 

ratable polls in Ward in said city, are entered upon the back 

of the within list. So help us God. The clerk or magistrate, be- 
fore whom said oath is taken, shall make on the back of said check- 
list a certificate thereof. 

Sec. 13. Any inspector who shall swear falsely, in taking either 
of the oaths prescribed by this act, shall be taken and deemed to be 
guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury, and be liable to the punishment 
prescribed therefor. 

Sec. 14. In making out the certificate of any representative from 
any ward in said city, the clerk of the board of inspectors shall certify 



Board of in- 
sjiectors to cer- 
tify mimber of 
ratable polls, 
and give certif- 
icates of elec- 
tion to repre- 
sentatives. 



Oalh to be 
taken by in- 
spectors as to 
legal voters. 



As to ratajyit- 
polls. 



Punishment for 
swearing false- 
ly- 



Clerk of board 
to certify, etc. 



650 



Chapter CXXXI. 



[18T6. 



Vacancy in 
board of select- 
men — how 
filled. 



Penalty for 
violating this 
act. 



Repealing 
clause. 



whether or not the foregoing oaths prescribed by this act were taken 
and subscribed by the inspectors on the back of the check-lists used 
in each ward at the annual meeting. 

Sec. 15. In case a vacancy shall occur in the board of selectmen 
of any ward in said city, from removal from the ward or from any 
other cause, the city councils in convention shall fill such vacancies 
at their first regular meeting after such vacancy shall occur. 

Sec. 16. Any officer or other person neglecting or refusing to 
comply with tlie terms of this act, or offending against the pro- 
visions hereof, where punishment is not already provided by this 
act, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment in 
the county jail not more than six months, or by fine not exceeding 
five hundred dollars, to be paid for the use of the county of Hills- 
borough. 

Sec. 17. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CXXXI. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE PORTSMOUTH TRUST AND GUARANTEE COMPANY, 
AND IN AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER THEREOF. 



Section 

1. stockholders may surrender stock certifi- 
cates and receive special deposit certificates. 

2. Guaranty fund to be provided. 

3. Regulation as to guaranty fund, dividends, 
etc. 

4. Special depositors to be members of cor- 
poration: individual liability, etc. 



Section 
5. Limitation as to real estate. 
C. Taxation of special deposits. 

7. stockholders by majority vote may accept 
this act. 

8. Subject to repeal, and takes effect — when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and Mouse of Representatives iri General 
Court converted : 



stockholders 
may surrender 
stock certifi- 
cates and re- 
ceive special 
deposit certifi- 
cates. 



Guasauty fund 
to be provided. 



Section 1. It shall be lawful for the stockholders of the Ports- 
mouth Trust and Guarantee Company, at a meeting of said corpo- 
ration called for that purpose, or at the next annual meeting of said 
corporation, in the call for which the notice for the change herein 
provided shall be given, to surrender each and every of their cer- 
tificates of stock, and to receive in exchange therefor certificates 
of special deposits for the amount of the par value of suclT capital 
stock so surrendered ; and when said capital stock has been so sur- 
rendered, it shall be cancelled and not again issued. 

Sec. 2. For the protection and security of the general depositors, 
and others interested in said company, it shall provide for and have 
a permanent guaranty fund of not less than one hundred thousand 
dollars, with liberty to increase the same at pleasure, not to exceed 
two hundred thousand dollars. Said fund shall be kept and main- 
tained as a guaranty to the general deposits, and all other cestui que 
trusts of said company of every nature, for the repayment of said 



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Chapter CXXXT. 



651 



deposits according to the terms and conditions thereof, and the 
protection of all the creditors and obligees of said company, in case 
of any insufficiency of the assets of said company to pay all of its 
legal liabilities and obligations ; and the general deposit^, and other 
obligees shall have precedence of payment from the assets qf the 
company before payment from said assets on account of said guar- 
anty fund. 

Sec. 3. The special deposits so received by said company, to con- 
stitute the guaranty fund before mentioned, shall not be withdrawn, 
except by the permission of said company, nor at any time, so as to 
reduce said fund below the amount required for the same as herein- 
before provided. The general deposits shall be entitled to such 
rate of interest as may be prescribed or agreed to, not, however, iu 
any case to exceed the rate of six per cent, per year ; and the 
special deposits for the guaranty fund shall not be entitled to any 
interest, but instead thereof shall have and be entitled to all the net 
income and profits of the company above its expenses, the interest 
due to the general deposits as aforesaid, and all taxes paid and 
losses incurred by the company. And said net income and profits 
may be divided proportionately among said special deposits, at such 
times and in such ways as the company or its directors may order : 
provided, however, that such dividends shall be made only when 
the net resources of the company above its expenses, its liabilities 
for the general deposits, and the guaranty fund aforesaid, shall be 
sufficient to pay the same. 

Sec. 4. The special depositors for the guaranty fund, and their 
assigns, shall by virtue thereof become and be members of the cor- 
poration, and have and exercise all the rights and powers of the 
same, each special depositor being entitled to one vote for each one 
hundred dollars of his or her said deposit. But no member shall 
incur or be subject to any individual liability mi any case for any 
debts or liabilities of the corporation ; and the management and 
control of the affairs of the corporation shall be vested in a board 
of not less than seven, or more than ten directors, to be chosen by 
the members of the corporation. A majority of said board at any 
meeting duly notified shall constitute a quorum for the transaction 
of business ; and said board shall have the power to make and es- 
tablish such rules and regulations as they may tliink proper, for 
transacting and governing the business of the corporation. 

Sec. 5. Said company may purchase and hold real estate to the 
value, when purchased, of not exceeding forty thousand dollars, 
and may hold such amounts as may at any time be deemed advisable, 
for the security and satisfaction of any dues to it. 

Sec. 6. The special deposits for the guaranty fund shall be as- 
sessed and taxed in the same manner as is provided by law for the 
taxation of general deposits ; and the treasurer of the company 
shall include the said guaranty fund with the general deposits in 
his annual statements to the state treasurer. 

Sec. 7. Said corporation, by a vote of a majority of its stock- 
holders, present or duly represented at such meeting as is herein- 
before designated, may pass any needful vote to accept this act 
as an amendment to its charter, and to adopt the provisions 
herein contained ; and, upon the adoption of this act by a majority 



Regulation as 
to guaranty 
fund, divi- 
dends, etc. 



Special deposit- 
ors to be mem- 
bers of corpora- 
tion : individ- 
ual liability, 
etc. 



Limitation as to 
real estate. 



Taxation of 
special de- 
posits. 



Stockholders 
by majority 
vote may ac- 
cept this act. 



652 



Chapter CXXXII. 



[1876. 



Subject to re- 
peal : takes 
effect— when. 



of the stockholders of said corporation as lierein provided, there 
shall he made and filed with the secretary of state a notice, 
signed by the president, treasnrer, and a majority of the directors, 
within thirty days of the acceptance of this act ; and whenever the 
amount of the capital stock has been surrendered and cancelled as 
hereinbefore provided, and the amount of special deposits of the 
guaranty fund, as also herein provided, shall have been paid in 
under the provisions of this act, a notice of such payment, in like 
manner signed by the president, treasurer, and a majority of the 
board of directors, shall be made and filed in the office of the sec- 
retary of state, specifying therein the sum so paid as a special de- 
posit. 

Sec. 8. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act, when- 
ever in their opinion the public good requires it, and this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CXXXII. 



AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE 
CHRISTIAN EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY." 



Section 
1. Charter amended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Charter amend- 
ed. 



Section 1. Said act of incorporation is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out of section six the following words, namely, — " Said trustees 
shall be sworn to a faithful performance of the duties of their office, 
and" ; of section seven, all the first sentence, and inserting instead 
thereof the following words, namely, — " Said board of trustees shall 
annually elect by Imllot, from among their number, a president and 
a vice-president of the board and of the corporation, who shall hold 
their offices respectively one year, and until their successors are 
elected and qualified. They shall annually elect by ballot a, clerk, 
who shall be and continue an inhabitant of this state, and keep his 
office therein ; shall hold his office for one year and until his suc- 
cessor is elected and qualified ; shall be the clerk of the board and 
of the corporation, and shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of 
his duties. In case of his absence, a clerk for the time may be 
chosen, who shall be sworn and qualified in like manner. They 
shall elect by ballot a treasurer of the corporation, who shall, prior 
to entering upon his office, give bonds with sufficient sureties to the 
satisfaction of the board for the faithful discharge of his duties, 
and shall hold his office until his successor is chosen and qualified. 
They may annually appoint an executive committee, consisting of 
not less than three persons." 



1876.] 



Chapters CXXXIII, CXXXIV. 



Said act of incorporation is further amended l3y striking out all 
of section number ten, and styling section eleven as section ten, 
section twelve as section eleven, and section thirteen as section 
twelve. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect on and after its passage. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



653 



Takes effect— 
when. 



CHAPTER CXXXIII. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF CHRISTOPHER C. FULLER 
AND JOSEPH E. FULLER FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT KO. 2 IN WESTMORELAND, 
AND ANNEX THE SAME TO SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 IN SAID WESTMORE- 
LAND, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Sectiojt 1. Farm severed from one and annexed to another district. 

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

Section 1. The homestead farm of Christopher C. Fuller and Farm severed 

Joseph E, Fuller are hereby severed from school district number amex°ecf t^an- 

two in Westmoreland, and annexed to school district number one otiier district. 
in said Westmoreland, for school purposes. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CXXXIV. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PI CHAPTER OF THE DELTA KAPPA EPSILON 

FRATERNITY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted: its powers and 
duties. 

2. Limitation as to real estate. 



Section 

3. Takes effect— wlien. 

4. May be repealed. 



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



Section 1. That Philip Carpenter, William G. Davis, Robert J. 
Service, Augustus A. Babcock, Lewis H. Meader, Nathaniel W. 
Norton, Edward G. Bailey, Alfred S. Houghton, Edmund D. Libby, 
Henry B. Thayer, their associates, successors, and assigns, are 
hereby incorporated and made a body politic and corporate forever 
by the name of the Pi Cbapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fra- 
ternity, for the purpose of advancing literary and scientific culture, 
and by that name may have a common seal, may sue and l)C sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and are 
hereby invested with all the powers, privileges, and immunities, 



Corporation 
constituted: its 
powers and 
duties. 



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Chapter CXXXV. 



[1876. 



Limitation as to 
real estate. 



Takes effect* — 
when. 

May be repeal- 
ed. 



and made subject to all the liabilities, incident to corporations of a 
similar nature, with powers to make and amend their constitution, 
by-laws, rules, and regulations, for the government of said corpora- 
tion and the management of its affairs, provided the same do not 
conflict with the constitution and laws of this state. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation may take and hold real and personal 
estate at Hanover in this state to an amount not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars, and may sell, convey, and otherwise disi)ose of 
the same, or any part thereof, for the purposes of said fraternity, 
at pleasure. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
its passage. 

Sec. 4. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed, whenever 
in the opinion of the legislature the public good shall require it. 

[Approved June 12, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CXXXY. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE SECOND LITTLETON 
BRIDGE CORPORATION. 



Section 

1. Rates of toll established. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Section 
3. Takes effect — when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represeyitatives in Genei'al 
Court convened: 



Rates of toll 
established. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes 
when. 



effect — 



Section 1. The tolls on the bridge of " Tlie Proprietors of the 
Second Bridge in Littleton," shall be as follows, viz. : For each 
foot passenger, two cents ; for each horse Avitli rider, or led, five 
cents ; for each sled, cart, or wagon, drawn by one horse or a yoke 
of oxen, ten cents ; for each additional horse or yoke of oxen 
attached, five cents ; for each chaise, sleigh, or other vehicle of 
pleasure, with one horse attached, ten cents; for each additional 
horse, five cents ; for horses, mules, or neat cattle in droves, two 
cents each ; for sheep or swine in droves, eight mills each. 

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

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



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655 



CHAPTER CXXXVI. 



AN ACT IN ADDITION TO THE CHARTER OF THE PORTSMOUTH AND DOVER 

RAILROAD. 



Section 

1. Directors authorized to issue stock to pres- 
ent stockholders. 



Section 

2. Bonds may be issued if stockholders re- 
fuse to take stock. 

3. Takes effect— when. 



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



Section 1. That, for the purpose of completing the Portsmouth 
and Dover Railroad and paying the existing debts thereof, the 
directors of said corporation are authorized to divide and apportion 
among the existing stockholders of said railroad, including the 
cities of Dover and Portsmouth, shares of their capital stock not 
heretofore issued, to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars, to be taken and paid for by said stockholders at the par 
value thereof. 

Sec. 2. If any of said stockholders shall neglect or refuse to 
take tlieir proportional share of the stock so divided, the said rail- 
road, at a corporate meeting called for the purpose, may by vote 
authorize the directors to issue, instead of the stock so refused, 
bonds of the said railroad, to an amount not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, bearing interest not exceeding three per cent, 
semi-annually, and convertible into stpck at the pleasure of the 
holder, and to issue the same at not less than the par value thereof, 
and to apply the proceeds thereof to pay said debts and complete 
said railroad. And said cities of Dover and Portsmouth are hereby 
authorized to take their several proportionate shares of said stock 
or bonds. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and bo in force from its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



Directors au- 
thorized to 
issue stock to 
present stock- 
holders. 



Bonds may be 
issued if stock- 
holders refuse 
to take stock. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



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Chapter CXXXYII. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER CXXXVII. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 20 IN CONCORD TO LIGHT 

ITS STREETS. 



Section 

1. Precinct established: purpose. 

2. Officers. 

3. May raise money. 



Section 

4. First meeting : annual meeting. 

5. Not effective, unless, etc. 



Be it enacted Inj the Senate and House of Mepresentatives in General 
Court convened : 



Precinct estab- 
lished : purpose. 



Officers. 



May raise mon- 
ey- 



First meeting: 
annual meeting. 



Not effective, 
unless, etc. 



Section 1. School district No. 20 in the city of Concord, as now 
bounded, sliall be a precinct for the purpose of lighting the streets 
in the thickly settled parts thereof. 

Sec. 2. The officers of said precinct shall be a moderator, a 
clerk, and a precinct committee of three, to be elected by ballot 
and by major vote at the annual meetings of the legal voters of 
said precinct. 

Sec. 3. Said precinct, at the first and at any annual meeting 
thereafter, may raise money for the purpose of paying the expense 
of lamp-posts, lamps, and other apparatus, and other expenses of 
lighting the streets of said precinct, to be assessed, collected, and 
paid over to said committee in the same manner as is by law 
provided in the case of school-house taxes. 

Sec. 4. David Putnam, William 11. Bell, and Charles H. Ams- 
den, or either two of them, may call the first meeting of the legal 
voters of said precinct, to be held in the month of August, 1876, in 
the manner provided for calling school-district meetings ; and the 
annual meetings shall be held in March in each year thereafter, and 
be called by the precinct committee in the manner afQresaid. 

Sec. 5. This act shall not take effect and be in force unless 
adopted by major vote of the legal voters present and voting at 
the first meeting ; and if so adopted, officers may be elected at said 
first meeting, to liold till the next annual meeting and till others 
are elected and qualified. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



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Chapters CXXXVIII, CXXXIX. 



657 



CHAPTER CXXXVIII. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF PRUDENTIAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE 
IN SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 IN NEWMARKET. 

Section | Sectiox 

1. Committeetoconsist of three — howcliosen. I '2. Vacancy. 

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



Committee to 
consist of tliree : 
bow chosen. 



Section 1. The prudential school committee in school district 
No. 1 in Newmarket shall consist of three members, and they shall 
hold their office for the terra of three years, and until others are 
chosen and qualified in their stead : provided, however, that at tlie 
next annual flection one member shall be chosen for one year, one 
for two years, and one for three years ; and after the next annual 
election one member shall be chosen annually for the term of three 
years. 

Sec. 2. In case a vacancy shall occur of any member of said vacancy, 
committee, the member elected to fill such vacancy shall hold his 
office for the unexpired term. 

[Approved July 12, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CXXXIX. 



AN ACT TO UNITE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 12 IN RICHMOND TO SCHOOL DISTRICT 
NO. 9 IN SAID TOWN. 



Section 
1. School districts united. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on its passage. 



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



Section 1. That school district No. 12 in Richmond is hereby school districts 

annexed to and made a part of school district No. 9 in said town, ""^^«*^- 
for school purposes. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passaQ-e. T^'^es effect on 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] ^ '''''''''''' 



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Chapter CXL. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER CXL. 



AX ACT TO ESTABLISH A BOARD OF EDUCATION IX SCHOOL DISTRICT XO. 5 IN 

MEREDITH. 



Section 

1. District may elect a board of education : 
their number : how chosen. 

2. Duties of board. 

3. Tlieir organization and compensation. 

4. Treasurer and agent. 



Section 

5. Board to make annual report to town 
committee. 

6. Annual meeting. 

7. Talies effect — when. 



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



District may 
elect a board of 
education : 
their number : 
how chosen. 



Duties of board. 



Their organiza- 
tion and com- 
pensation. 



Section 1. School district number five in Mereclitli, in tlie county 
of Belknap, is hereby authorized, at any legal meetifig duly noti- 
fied for the purpose, to choose, by ballot and by major vote of the 
qualified voters of the district present and voting, a board of edu- 
cation consisting of six persons, having the legal qualifications 
prescribed by law for prudential and school committees, two of 
whom shall hold office for one year, two for two years, and two for 
three years, from the time of the annual meeting in March, 1877, 
and until others are duly chosen and qualified in their stead, — the 
term of office of each to be determined by lot at the first meeting 
of the board, and a record thereof made. Two members of said 
board shall be chosen annually, at every annual meeting of the dis- 
trict after the first choice thereof as aforesaid, by ballot and by 
major vote of the qualified voters of the district present and vot- 
ing, to fill the vacancies that will annually occur by the expiration 
of the term of office of two of the incumbents, and to hold office 
for three years and until others shall be duly chosen and qualified 
in their stead. Any vacancy occurring from any other cause may 
be filled in like manner at a special meeting held for the purpose, 
otherwise at the next annual meeting ; and the person chosen to 
fill such vacancy shall hold office during the unexpired term, and 
until another shall be duly chosen and qualified in his stead. 

Sec. 2. Said board shall have the care and custody of all prop- 
erty belonging to tlie district, shall employ teachers and fix their 
compensation, shall have the control and management of the schools 
of the district and examine and allow all claims arising therefrom, 
and generally shall have and enjoy all the power and authority and 
perform all the duties by law pertaining to the offices of prudential 
and school committees. 

Sec. 3. Said board shall be sworn to the faithful performance of 
their duties, shall choose a president and secretary of their own 
number, and shall hold meetings as often as may be necessary for 
the discharge of their duties ; and the secretary shall keep a record of 
all their proceedings in books kept for that purpose, at the expense 
of the district. Tliey shall receive no compensation for their ser- 
vices except such sum as the town of Meredith may allow them for 



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659 



Treasurer and 
agent. 



performing the duties of school committee within said district, 
which may be apportioned among them according to the services 
rendei^ed by each in tliat capacity. 

Sec. 4. A report of receipts and disbursements during the year 
shall be made to the district at every annual meeting by said board, or 
by such member of the board as they may appoint to act as treasurer, 
and if they so elect, to act as agent in providing fuel, furniture, 
and other necessaries for the accommodation of the various schools 
of tlie district, wlio shall receive such compensation as the district 
may determine. 

Sec. 5. It shall be tlie duty of said board to make a report to tlie Board to make 
school committee of said town of Meredith on or before the first to town'^com- 
day of March of each year, containing such facts as said school '^i"'^®- 
committee shall be required by law to report to the town at its next 
annual meeting, and such other information as said school commit- 
tee shall liavc occasion to use in making any report required by law 
to be made. 

Sec. 6. The annual meeting of said district shall be held in the 
month of March. 

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



Annual meet- 
ing. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



CHAPTER CXLI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH. 



Section 

1. Portsmouth divided into four wards. 

2. Election of city and ward officers. 

3. Aldermen, councilmen, assessors, overseer 
of the poor. 

4. School committee. 

5. City officers to qualify — when. 

6. Non-elective officers to be appointed — 
when. 

7. Present incumbents to hold — how long. 

8. Mayor to have veto in certain cases. 

9. Balloting by general ticket. 

10. Polls to be closed .at 6 P. M. 

11. Inspectors of check-lists. 

12. To prepare lists and deliver them to ward 
clerks. 

13. Meetings for correcting check-lists, etc. 



Sectiox 

14. Ballots and check-lists to be delivered to 
clerk of inspectors. 

15. Ratable polls : credentials of representa- 
tives : copy of record of votes. 

16. Ward officers not to alter check- lists: 
punishment for neglect of duty. 

17. Oath as to legal voters. 

18. Oath as to ratable polls. 

19. Punishment for swearing falselj' and 
doing wrongfully. 

20. Clerk to certify that oaths were taken. 

21. First meetings — how called. 

22. Voters not disqualified by this act. 
2.3. Repealing clause. 

24. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. The city of Portsmouth hereby is and shall continue rortsmouth 

.1 ,..,,. f. 1 . 1 1 1 1' 1 • I 1 p ^ divided into 

to be divided into tour wards, winch shall be constituted as lol- fourw.ards. 
lows: Ward one shall contain all that part of said city situated wardi. 
northerly of a line l)cginiiing at the Piscataqua river at the Spring 
market, and running througli the centre of Bow street and Market 
street, through Market square and the centre of Congress street 



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Chapter CXLI. 



[1876. 



■Ward 2. 



Ward 3. 



"SVard 4. 



Election of city 
and ward o&- 
cers. 



Aldermen. 



Common coun- 
cil. 



Assessors. 



Overseers of 
the poor. 

School com- 
mittee. 



and Islington street to a point opposite Cass street, tlience by the 
easterly line of land of Thomas Ward well to the track of the Eastern 
Eailroad, thence through the ceiiti-e of said track to Creek street, 
thence through the centre. of Creek street to Bartlett street, tlience 
through the centre of Bartlett street to Woodbury street, thence 
through the centre of Woodbury street to Newington road, thence 
through the centre of Newington road to Dodge's lane, so called, 
thence through the centre of said lane to the westerly end thereof, 
thence by a direct line to the junction of Sherburne road with the 
new road leading from Myrtle street to Newington, thence through 
the centre of said new road to the line between Portsmouth and 
Newington. Ward two shall contain all that part of said city in- 
cluded within a line beginning at the Spring market and running 
througli the centre of Bow street and Market street, through Market 
square and the centre of Congress street and Islington street to 
Cass street, thence through the centre of Cass street to a point 
opposite the centre of State street, thence by a direct line to the 
junction of Middle road and Lafayette road, thence through the 
centre of Lafayette road and South road to Richards avenue, tlience 
by a direct line to Wentworth street, thence tii rough the centre of 
Wentworth street to the centre of Pleasant street, thence to and 
through the centre of Washington street to Puddle dock, thence 
through said dock to the river, and by the river to the point begun 
at. Ward three shall contain all that part of said city lying west- 
erly of wards one and two and the centre line of Lafayette road. 
Ward four shall contain all that part of said city not included in 
the above described wards, including all the islands except Noble's 
island. 

Sec. 2. The annual meeting of the legal voters of said city for 
the choice of city and ward officers shall be holden on the first 
Tuesday of August in each year, and all city or ward officers who are 
chosen by tlie people shall be chosen by ballot, and shall hold their 
respective offices for one year from and including the second 
Tuesday of August, and until others are chosen and cpialified in their 
stead. 

Sec. 8. The board of aldermen of said city shall consist of nine 
members, of whom wards one and two shall eacli choose three, 
ward three shall choose one, and ward four shall choose two ; 
and the common council shall consist of eighteen members, of whom 
wards one and two shall choose six eacii, ward three shall choose 
two, and ward four shall choose four. The board of assessors of taxes 
for said city shall consist of nine members, of whom wards one and 
two shall each choose three, ward three shall choose one, and 
ward four shall choose two. There shall also be chosen in each 
of said wards one overseer of the poor. 

Sec. 4. At the annual city election the several wards shall each 
choose as many persons to serve as school committee as tliey are 
entitled to choose aldermen respectively, wdio shall hold their 
office for one year, and until others are chosen and qualified in 
their stead. The committee so chosen shall annually elect a high 
school committee of three members from their own number, or other- 
wise ; the members of the high school committee may sit and act 
with the school committee ; and the committees so chosen and 



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661 



constituted shall have the same powers and perform all the duties 
which now by law appertain to the school committee and high 
school committee respectively. 

Sec. 5. Tiie mayor, aldermen, and common council shall here- 
after meet in convention, for the purpose of taking the oaths of 
their respective offices, on the second Tuesday of August in each 
year, at ten o'clock in the forenoon ; and on said day the city 
councils shall, in joint convention and by joint ballot, elect a city- 
clerk, who shall be qualified and enter upon the discharge of the 
duties of his office on the second Tuesday of August in each year : 
provided, however, in the case of a vacancy, or a failure to elect on 
said second Tuesday of August, said vacancy may be filled or elec- 
tion made at any other time. 

Sec. 6. All city officers, with the exception of city-clerk, who are 
now required to be chosen or appointed by tlie mayor and aldermen, 
or by the city councils in joint convention, shall be so chosen or 
appointed in the montli of August in each year, or as soon there- 
after as may be convenient. 

Sec. 7. The mayor, aldermen, common council, assessors of 
taxes, overseers of the poor, and school committee, now in office in 
said city, shall hold their respective offices until the second Tuesday 
of August next, and until others are chosen and qualified in their 
stead, and no longer ; and all officers, now in office in said city, 
elected by the city councils, or appointed by the mayor and alder- 
men, shall hold their respective offices until others are elected and 
qualified in their stead, and no longer. All such officers shall be 
entitled to receive pay only for such portions of the year as they 
may have served. 

Sec. 8. The mayor of said city shall have a negative upon the 
action of the aldermen in laying out highways and streets, and in 
all matters appertaining to railroads in which said city may be in- 
terested, and no vote relating to these subjects can be passed over 
his veto, unless by a vote of two thirds at least of all the aldermen 
elected. 

Sec. 9. In. balloting for state, county, city, and ward officers, 
school committee, representative to congress, or electors of presi- 
dent and vice-president of the United States, the ballots for so many 
of said officers or persons there to be voted for, in the different 
■wards of said city, shall be given in by the voter on one list or 
ballot, or so many of such officers or persons as the voter deter- 
mines to vote for, with the respective offices designated against the 
name of each person voted for. 

Sec. 10. At all elections held in said city, for state, county, city, 
and ward officers, representative to congress, or electors of presi- 
dent and vice-president of the United States, the polls shall be 
closed at six o'clock in the afternoon of the day of election, and of 
the day of any adjournment from tiiat day, and no ballot shall be 
given in, received, or placed in the ballot-box after the striking of 
six o'clock of the day when the balloting takes place. 

Sec. 11. There is hereby established in said city a board to be 
called inspectors of check-lists, to consist of seven persons, of whom 
at each annual election the first and second wards shall each choose 
two, and the third and fourth wards -shall each choose one. The 



City oiBcers to 
qualify — when. 



Non-elective 
officers to be 
appointed — 
when. 



Present incum- 
bents to hold — 
how long. 



Mayor to have 
veto in certain 

cases. 



Balloting by 
general ticket. 



Polls to be 
closed at 6 P. M. 



Inspectors of 
check-lists. 



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[1876. 



Inspectors to 
prepare check- 
lists,— 



And deliver 
them to ward 
clerks. 



Manner of pre- 
paring them. 



Meetings for 
correcting 
check-lists, etc. 



persons thus chosen, having been first sworn in tlie manner pre- 
scribed foi town officers, shall choose a chairman from their own 
number ; they shall also choose a clerk, who shall be ex-officio a 
member of the board of inspectors, and shall be sworn. A certifi- 
cate of the oaths of all the members shall be recorded by the city 
clerk. The clerk of the inspectors shall keep a record of the proceed- 
ings of the board : he shall continue in office until his successor is 
chosen and qualified. 

Sec. 12. Said inspectors shall prepare, post, revise, and correct, 
in the manner selectmen of towns are required to do, an alphabeti- 
cal list of the legal voters in each ward ; and for that purpose 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 require ; and they shall deliver an at- 
tested copy of the lists of voters, so prepared and corrected, to the 
clerks of the respective wards before the opening of any meeting of 
the voters ; 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 inspectors shall record the first 
or Christian name of each voter in full, 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 the street, 
and number of the dwelling if numbered, in which said voter re- 
sides ; if not numbered, then such description as shall indicate as 
nearly as possible the residence of such voter. 

Sec. 13. The said board of inspectors shall be in public session 
at the city building, or such other place fts they may designate, for 
the purpose of revising and correcting the lists of voters, three days 
at least, within fourteen days next preceding the day of election, 
the last two days of such sessions to be held within one week of 
said election, from nine o'clock a. m. to twelve m., and from two to 
five o'clock p. M., on each of said days. Due notice of such public 
sessions shall be given. The inspectors shall hear all applications 
for the insertion of any name upon said lists, or the erasure of any 
name therefrom, and may examine the party or any witnesses 
thereto upon oatii, which may be admuiistered by any member of 
the board. They shall insert the name of every legal voter omit- 
ted, and erase the name of every person not a legal voter ; and 
when any name has been placed upon said lists it shall not be 
stricken therefrom except in open session. The inspectors 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 abridgement of the elective franchise, or other 
qualification required than those prescribed by the laws of this 
state. The said board shall also be in session from 8 to 10 a. m., 
and from 1 to 2 o'clock P. M., on the day of election ; and in case 
the name of any person has been omitted from the check-lists who 
the said board are satisfied is a legal voter agreeably to the provi- 
sions of section five of chapter twenty-eight of the General Stat- 
utes, the inspectors shall certify the same to the moderator of the 
ward in which he is entitled to vote, who shall receive his vote, 
and the ward-clerk shall check the name of such person so voting 



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663 



Ballots and 
check-lists 
to be delivered 
to clerk of in- 
spectors. 



election of rep- 
resentatives. 



on the back of said certificate, and shall return the same to the 
clerk of the inspectors with the check-list. 

Sec. 14. As soon as a declaration of votes shall have been made 
at any election, the moderator shall deliver all the ballots given in 
to the clerk of the ward, and the said clerk shall seal up said bal- 
lots, and direct and deliver the same, together with the lists of 
voters used at said election, and a copy of the declaration of votes 
attested by himself, within one hour after the adjournment of such 
meeting, to the clerk of the board of inspectors, who shall receipt 
for the same, and immediately lay them before the said board who 
shall be in session to receive them, and who shall preserve the 
ballots for six months : provided, however, that such parts only 
of sections twelve and thiitecn of this act as the board of inspect- 
ors shall deem necessary shall apply in special elections. 

Sec. 15. The board of inspectors shall enter upon the back of the ^^beeutfrid 
lists of voters used in each ward at the annual meeting for the '?!^^?*^|^^^ 
election of representatives to the general court, within one week 
after such meeting, the name of every male inhabitant of the age 
of twenty-one years and upward who were not legal voters, but 
were and had been for six months next preceding such annual 
meeting actual residents of the ward, or who had paid a tax in said 
city for the year preceding such annual meeting, as ratable polls ; 
and the certificates of election of representatives to the general certificates of 
court from the several wards shall be made out, certified, and 
signed by the clerk of the said board of inspectors ; 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 representative 
was 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 clerk 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 check-list was used during 
the balloting on which such representatives were chosen, and 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 inspect- 
ors, with a superscription upon the same expressing the purport 
thereof, within two days after such meeting. 

Sec. 16. If the moderator, selectmen, or 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 oiiending 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or 
by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six Inonths ; and 
any officer or person neglecting or refusing to comply with the 
terms and requirements of sections ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, 
fourteen, or fifteen of this act, or offending against the provisions 
thereof, shall be punished by a like fine or imprisonment. 

Sec. 17. The board of inspectors of check-lists in said city of 
Portsmouth, at every meeting of the legal voters of each ward 
in said city for the choice of state and county officers, represen- 
tatives in congress, or electors of president and vice-president of 



Ward clerks to 
certify results 
of election to 
clei'k of in- 
spectors. • 



Ward officers 
not to alter 
check-lists : 
punishment for 
neglect of duty. 



Oath as to legal 
voters. 



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[1876. 



Oath as to rat- 
able polls. 



Punishment for 
swearing false- 
ly and doing 
wrongfully. 



Clerk to certify- 
that oaths were 

taken. 



First meet- 
ings—how call- 



ed. 



tlie United States, shall, before the check-lists are delivered to the 
clerks of tlie several wards, take and subscribe on the back of the 
check-lists to be used at such meetings the following oath, Avhich 
may be taken before the city-clerk, or any justice of the peace or 
notary public, the blank in the same being first properly filled : 
We, the inspectors of check-lists in the city of Portsmouth, do 
solemnly swear that, according to our best knowledge, the within 
list contains the names of those persons only who are by actual 

residence legal voters in Ward in said city. 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. 

Sec. 18. The board of inspectors of check-lists in said city shall 
take and subscribe on the back of the check-lists used at the annual 
meeting the following oath, which may be taken before the city- 
clerk, or any justice of the peace or notary public, the blank in the 
same being first properly filled : We, the inspectors of check-lists 
in the city of Portsmouth, do solemnly swear that, according to our 
best knowledge, the names of those persons only who were not 
legal voters at the last annual meeting, but were actual residents 

and ratable polls in Ward in said city, are entered upon 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. 

Sec. 19. Any inspector who shall swear falsely, in taking either 
of the oaths prescribed by this act, shall be taken and deemed to be 
guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury, and be liable to the punish- 
ment prescribed therefor ; and if any inspector, appointed under 
the provisions of this act, shall wilfully, fraudulently, or wickedly 
place upon any check-list the name of any person who is not a legal 
voter in the ward to which the check-list belongs, or shall consent 
thereto, or suffer or permit the name of any person, not a lawful 
voter in the Avard, to be or remain on the check-list, or shall refuse 
to place upon such check-list the name of any person who is a legal 
voter in the ward, or shall neglect or refuse to attend to the duties 
of his office, or to hear fairly and fully all applications for the cor- 
rection of any check-list, or shall in any way conduct dishonestly, 
unfairly, or unjustly in the discharge of the duties of his office, he 
shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding 
six months, and by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, to the 
use of the county of Pockingham. 

Sec. 20. In making out the certificate of any representative from 
any ward in said city, the clerk of the board of inspectors shall cer- 
tify whether or not the foregoing oaths, prescribed by the seven- 
teenth and eighteenth sections of this act, were taken and sub- 
scribed by the inspectors on the back of the check-list used in each 
ward at the annual meeting. 

Sec. 21. The following named persons, being first duly sworn, 
may call the first meeting of the legal voters, in the several wards 
of said city as constituted by this act, to be held on the first Tuesday 
of August next, for the choice of city and ward officers, inspectors 
of check-lists, and school committee, — namely, John H. Locke, 
William C. Ham, and Emanuel Charleswortli, or any two of them, 
may call said meeting in ward one ; William A. Ashe, Casper 



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Chaptek CXLII. 



665 



Morris Tredick, and Benjamin M. Parker, or any two of them, in 
ward two ; Charles A. C. Gray, William Sladden, and Edward D. 
Coffin, or any two of them, in ward three ; William B. Randall, 
William F. Russell, and George M. Ayers, or any two of them, 
in ward four, — who shall prepare, post up, revise, and correct, 
in the manner in which selectmen in said city have hereto- 
fore been required to do, an alphabetical list of the voters in 
each of said wards to which they are hereby respectively as- 
signed ; and they shall issue and serve their warrants for said 
meeting of the legal voters in their respective wards, for the choice 
of all city and ward officers, inspectors of cheek-lists, and school 
committee, who are elected by the people. Such warrants, shall 
be posted at least fourteen days before the time appointed for said 
meeting, and shall designate tlie time and place for the meetings of 
the respective wards. At said meeting, and until inspectors of 
check-lists and selectmen shall be elected and qualified in their 
stead, tiiey shall exercise in their respective wards all the rights 
and perform all the duties which have heretofore been incumbent 
upon selectmen in said city. They may appoint for each of said 
wards in which they respectively act as such selectmen, a moder- 
ator and clerk, who, being first duly sworn, may perform all the 
duties now incumbent upon said officers, nntil others are chosen and 
qualified in their stead. 

Sec. 22. Any person qualified to vote at any meeting, held with- 
in six months from the passage of this act, in any ward as now con- 
stituted, shall have the right to vote in tlie ward in which he shall 
become an inhabitant by the provisions of this act. 

Sec. 23. That the act entitled " An act in amendment of the 
charter of the city of Portsmouth," approved July second, one 
thousand eight hundred and seventy-four, and all acts and parts of 
acts inconsistent with this act, so far as they relate to the city of 
Portsmouth, are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2-1. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



Voters not dis- 
quaUlied by this 
act. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes 
when. 



effect — 



CHAPTER CXLII. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO THE ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TRUSTEES OF THE 
BRACKETT ACADEMY IN GREENLAND. 

Section i Section 

1. Trustees may be cliosen from inhabitants j 2. May convey real estate to the town, 
of Greenland. j 3. Takes effect— when. 

Be it enacted hj the Senate and House of Representatives in G-eneral 

Court convened: 



Section 1. The act passed the twenty-second day of Decemlier, Trustees may 
A. D. 1821, entitled "An act to incorporate the 'trustees of the i^fi^aSsX 
Brackett Academy in Greenland," is hereby so far amended that the Greenland. 



666 



Chapter CXLIII. 



[1876. 



May convey 
real estate to 
tlie town. 



Takes 
when. 



effect — 



trustees, or any part of them, may be chosen from inhabitants of 
the town of Greenland. 

Sec. 2. The trustees of said corporation are hereby authorized to 
transfer or convey to the town of Greenland the real estate belong- 
ing to said corporation, upon such terms and to such uses as to the 
said trustees may seem expedient. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force whenever the 
same shall be accepted by said trustees. 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CXLIII. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A BOARD OF EDUCATION IN UNION HIGH SCHOOL DIS- 
TRICT NO. 14 AND 15 IN LEBANON. 



Sectiox 

1. District authorized to choose a board of 
education, 



Seotiox 

2. Powers of board. 

3. Takes effect — when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate aiid House of RepreMntatives in Creneral 
Court convened : 



District author- 
ized to choose 
a board of edu- 
cation. 



Powers of 
board. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Section 1. Union liigh school district number fourteen and fif- 
teen in Lebanon, in the county of Grafton, is hereby authorized, at 
its next annual meeting, to choose, by ballot and by major vote of 
the qualified voters of the district present and voting, a board of 
education, consisting of three persons having legal qualifications 
prescribed by law for prudential and school committees, one of 
whom shall hold office for one year, one for two years, and one for 
three years, and until others are duly chosen and qualified in their 
stead, — the term of office of each to be determined by lot at the first 
meeting of the board, and a record thereof made. One member of 
said board shall be chosen annually at every annual meeting of the 
district after the first choice thereof as aforesaid, by ballot and by 
major vote of the qualified voters of the district present and voting, 
to fill the vacancy that will annually occur by the expiration of the 
t^rm of office of one of the incumbents, to hold office for three years, 
and until another shall be duly chosen and qualified in his stead. 
Any vacancy occurring from any other cause may be filled in like 
manner at a special meeting held for the purpose, otherwise at the 
next annual meeting ; and the person chosen to fill such vacancy 
shall hold office during the unexpired term, and until another shall 
be duly chosen and qualified in his stead. 

Sec. 2. Said board of education shall be sworn to the faithful 
performance of their duties, and shall have and enjoy all the power 
and authority, and perform all the duties, and be subject to the 
same liabilities, by law pertaining to the offices of prudential and 
high school committees for said district. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



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Chapter CXLIV. 



667 



CHAPTER CXLIV. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SOUHEGAN FALLS MILLS. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Business: locatiou: limitation as to real 
estate. 

3. Capital stock. 



Sectiok 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect — when. 



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

Section 1. That Josiali G. Graves, Theodore H. Wood, John G. 
Kimball, Gilman C. Shattuck, and George S. Neville, their asso- 
ciates and successors, be and they are incorporated and made a 
body corporate and politic by the name of the Souhegan Falls Mills, 
and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to 
final judgment and execution, and be known and distinguished in 
all their acts and proceedings ; and shall be and hereby are invested 
with all the powers and privileges and made subject to all the lia- 
bilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. That said corporation be authorized to carry on the man- 
ufacturing of cotton and woollen goods, furniture, and the usual 
branches of machinery necessary for carrying on the same, and all 
articles that are usually made from wood, iron, steel, clay, wool, 
silk, or flax, at Wilton in the county of Hillsborough, and may pur- 
cha.se, hold, improve, or sell real estate to an amount not exceeding 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

Sec. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed 
two hundred thousand dollars, and be divided into shares of one 
hundred dollars each. 

Sec. 4. That any three of the persons above named may call the 
first meeting of said corporation, to be holden at any suitable time 
and place, by publishing a notice thereof in some newspaper pub- 
lished in the county of Hillsborough aforesaid, seven days at least 
prior thereto. 

Sec. 5. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act, 
whenever in their opinion the public good shall require it. 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Business: loca- 
tion : limita- 
tion as to real 

estate. 



Capital stock. 



First meeting. 



Subject to 
repeal. 

Takes effect — 
when. 



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Chapter CXLV. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER CXLV. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE MOTOLINIA LODGE, NO. 18, I. O. OF O. F., AT ROCH- 
ESTER. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted: puri^ose and 
property. 

•2. First meeting. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause. 

4. Takes effect — wlien. 



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



Corporation 
constituted : 
I)nrpose and 
property. 



First meeting. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect ■ 
when. 



Section 1. That Augustus S. Parshley, Charles F. Caverly, 
John H. Nutter, Stephen D. Wentworth, Larkin B. Moulton, David 
Legro, Zenas H. Nute, Abijah U. Nason, Leander S. Nute, Albert 
M. Howe, their associates and successors, be and they hereby are 
made a Ijody politic and corporate by the name of Motolinia Lodge, 
No. 18, Lidependent Order of Odd Fellows, for such 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 be 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 
personal estate, by donation, bequest, or otherwise, for the purposes 
of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding twenty-five thou- 
sand dollars, and the same sell, convey, or otherwise dispose of at 
pleasure. 

Sec. 2. The first five persons above named, or any three of them, 
may call the first meeting of said corporation, by giving notice to 
each of the persons named in this act eight days at least prior to 
said meeting. 

Sec. 3. That the act approved July 3, 1866, entitled an act to 
incorporate Motolinia Lodge, No. 18, 1. 0. of 0. F., is hereby re- 
pealed. 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 13, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters 



CXLYI, CXLVII. 



669 



CHAPTER CXLVI. 



AN ACT TO ENABLE THE ACADEMIC SCHOOL IN CONWAY TO CHANGE 
LOCATION AND UNITE WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 



Section 

1. Trustees authorized to change location 
and remove buildings. 



Section" 

2. Jlay unite with school districts 

3. Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Cfeneral 
Coiirt convened : 



Section 1. That the trustees of the Academic School at Cdiiway '^^^^^^^^If^' 
are hereby authorized and empowered to change the location of change location 
said school to any part of the village, sell the present site and pur- buUdfi^^sJ'^ 
chase a new one, and remove the buildings thereto. 

Sec. 2. Saijd Academic School may unite with the village school scK dLu^ts! 
district and any contiguous school districts thereto, under the laws 
of the state authorizing the union of contiguous school districts, 
and shall have the rights and powers of a school district in said 
union. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 17, 1876.] 



Takes 
when. 



effect — 



CHAPTER CXLVII. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PEMIGEWASSET FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY 
OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Place of business. 

3. Capital stock : property. 

4. By-laws. 

5. First meeting. , 



Section 

6. Company to notify commissioner of or- 
ganization. 

7. May be repealed. 

8. Takes effect— when. 



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



"Weeks, JoSCI^h corporation 
-r. IT nil constituted. 

Rollins, Ihomas 



Section 1.' That Joseph A. Dodge, Nathan H 
Burrows, John Mason, Charles A. Jewell, John S. 
J. Sanborn, Frank H. Rollins, and their associates, successors, and 
assigns, be and hereby are incorporated and made a body politic by 
the name of the Pcmigewasset Fire Insurance Company of the State 
of New Hampshire, for the purpose of making and effecting insur- 
ance against losses by fire, and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution ; and said 
corporation is hereby vested with all the powers and privileges and 



670 



Chapter CXLYII. 



[1876. 



Place of busi- 
ness. 

Capital stock : 
property. 



By-laws. 



First meeting. 



Company to 
notify commis- 
sioner of or- 
ganization. 



May be repeal- 
ed. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



subject to all the liabilities which by law are incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation shall be established and have its prin- 
cipal place of business in the county of Grafton. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation shall have a capital stock of not less 
than fifty thousand dollars, which may be increased from time to 
time, at the pleasure of said corporation, to an amount not exceed- 
ing five hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of 
twenty-five dollars each ; and may purchase, receive, hold, and 
convey personal and real estate to such an amount as may be nec- 
essary for the proper management of the business and concerns of 
the corporation. 

Sec. 4. Said corporation, at any meeting duly held, may adopt 
such by-laws, not inconsistent with the laws of this state, as shall 
be convenient and necessary for the proper management of the busi- 
ness and concerns of the corporation, and the prosecution of fire in- 
surance. 

Sec. 5. Any person named in this act may call the first meeting 
of said corporation, by giving notice thereof in writing to each per- 
son named in this act at least fifteen days prior to said meeting. 

Sec. 6. Before issuing any policy, the company shall notify the 
insurance commissioner of its organization and readiness to com- 
mence business, — who shall thereupon make careful examination of 
the organization of the company, its capital stock, how and by whom 
the same has been paid, also in what class of securities it is in- 
vested. If the ilisurance commissioner is satisfied upon such ex- 
amination that the company is entitled to the confidence and patron- 
age of the public, he shall issue a certificate authorizing the com- 
pany to commence business : and no policy shall be issued by the 
company until such certificate has been obtained. 

Sec. 7. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever the public good shall require. 

Sec. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. ■ 

[Approved July 17, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapter CXLYIII. 



671 



CHAPTER CXLVIII. 



AN ACT [TO IKCORPORATE THE WOLFEBOROUGH JUNCTION SAVINGS BANK. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Management of deposits. 

3. Real estate : 40 per cent, of deposits to be 
invested — how. 

4. Not to issue bills : compensation of officers. 

5. Officers : treasurer's bond. 



Section 

6. Limitation of membership : quorum. 

7. By-laws. 

8. Seal : contracts, etc. 
0. Deposits by minors. 

10. First meeting. 

11. May be repealed: takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. That John W. Sanborn, Dudley C. Colman, Charles 
Chesley, Robert H. Pike, Herbert P. Stevens, Daniel S. Burley, 
Charles A. Varney, Andrew J. Milliken, Samuel W. Roberts, Wil- 
liam A. Maleham, George Gage, George H. Gage, John G. Sanborn, 
Ebenezer Garvin, Daniel Brackett, Charles Churchill, George H. 
Robinson, Peter Cook, Jonathan AV. Sanborn, Noah H. Roberts, 
Ebenezer Fall, Satchel Weeks, John S. Nason, and Samuel Yeatoii, 
be and they are hereby constituted a corporation by the name of 
the Wolfeborough Junction Savings Bank, to be located at Wolfe- 
borough Junction in the town of Wakefield, and they, and such 
others as shall be duly elected members of said corporation as 
hereinafter provided, shall be and remain a body politic and cor- 
porate by said name, and shall be vested with all the powers and 
privileges and be subject to all the liabilities of corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sec. 2. That for the purpose of enabling industrious persons of 
all descriptions to invest such portions of their earnings as they 
can conveniently spare in a safe and profital)lc manner, the said 
corporation shall be capable of receiving, from any person or per- 
sons so disposed, any deposit or deposits of money, which they shall 
use, manage, and improve for the benefit and advantage of the 
person or persons by or for whom the same shall be respectively 
deposited ; and the net income and profit of all deposits of money 
received by said corporation sliall be paid out and distributed in 
just proportions among the several persons by and for whom said 
deposits shall have been made, agreeably to such reasonable rules 
and by-laws as may be established by said corporation ; and the 
amount of such deposits may be withdrawn by the persons entitled 
tliereto at such reasonable times and in such manner as said cor- 
poration may direct and appoint, or according to such lawful con- 
ditions and limitations as the depositors, agreeably to the regula- 
tions of said corporation, may have respectively prescribed and 
annexed to their deposits. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation shall be capable of receiving and liold- 
ing such buildings and real estate as sliall ])c necessary and con- 
venient for managing its affairs, provided such real estate held at 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Management of 
deposits. 



Real estate: 40 
per cent, of de- 
posits to be in- 
vested — how. 



672 



Chapter CXLYIII. 



[1876. 



INot to issue 
bills : compen- 
sation of offi- 
cers. 



Officers: treas- 
itrer's bond. 



Limitation of 
membership : 
quorum. 



By-laws 



Seal : contracts, 
etc. 



any one time for sncli purposes shall not exceed in value at the 
time of the purchase or acceptance thereof by said corporation the 
sum of ten thousand dollars; and the said corporation shall be 
further allowed to take, hold, and dispose of any real estate what- 
ever, which may be mortgaged or pledged for the security of its 
loans or del)ts due to it, or which may 1)e conveyed to or taken by 
said corporation in satisfaction or discharge of debts, demands, or 
liabilities which shall liave been previously contracted or incurred ; 
and provided further, that of the gross amount of deposits in said 
bank, the sum of forty per cent, at least shall be loaned upon real 
estate securities in this or some other of the New England states, 
or on notes of individuals with sufficient securities or good col- 
laterals. 

Sec. 4. 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 bank, or derive any emolument therefrom : 
provided, how^ever, 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 open at all times to 
the inspection of the governor of this state, or the bank commis- 
sioners, or of a committee of either branch of the legislature. 

Sec. 5. The officers of this corporation shall consist of a presi- 
dent, a treasurer, — who shall give bonds in the sum of not less than 
twenty-five thousand dollars ; and when the deposits shall amount 
to one hundred thousand dollars, ten thousand dollars additional 
bonds shall be required, and ten thousand dollars additional bonds 
for every one hundred thousand dollars deposits thereafter, for the 
faithful discharge of his duty, — a secretary, and as many trustees 
and directors as the corporation may deem necessary, and such 
other officers as may be required for managing the affairs of the 
institution, which officers shall be elected by ballot, shall hold their 
offices for one year and until others are chosen and have accepted 
in their stead, and shall be sworn to the faithful performance of the 
duties of their offices res|)ectively. 

Sec. 6. This corporation shall, at their first meeting under this 
act and at any subsequent annual meeting thereafter, have power 
to elect by ballot any other person or persons not exceeding fifty, 
including those wdio are at the time of such election members of 
said corporation ; and any number not less than seven shall consti- 
tute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting which 
shall have been duly named [warned] in accordance with the pro- 
visions of the by-laws of said corporation. 

Sec. 7. This corporation shall have power to make such b}'-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. 

Sec. 8. This corporation may have a common seal, which they 
may change or renew at pleasure ; and all deeds, conveyances, 
grants, covenants, and agreements made by the treasurer, or any 
other person by their authority, shall be good and valid in law ; and 
said corporation may sue and be sued, and shall have power to 



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Chapter CXLIX. 



673 



Deposits by 
luiuors. 



prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, by the name 
and style aforesaid. 

Sec. 9. Whenever any deposit shall be made by any minor, the 
trustees of said corporation may, at their discretion, pay to such 
depositor such sum as may be due to him or her, although no guar- 
dian shall have been appointed for sucli minor, or tlie guardian 
shall not have authorized tlie drawing of the same ; 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 said minor 
"was of full age, if such deposit was made personally by said minor ; 
nor shall this corporation be charged as trustee in any action on 
account of any deposit made by any minor. 

Sec. 10. John W. Sanborn, Dudley C. Colman, and Cliarlcs First meeting. 
Chesley, or any two of them, are hereby authorized to call the first 
meeting of said corporation, by giving notice in writing to each of 
the corporators herein named, or leaving a like notice at the usual 
place of abode of each, or by publishing the same in some news- 
paper in the county of Carroll at least fifteen days before the day 
named for such meeting. 

Sec. 11. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this law, 
when in their opinion the public good shall require it, and the same 
shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 17, 1876.] 



Maj' be repeal- 
ed : takes effect 
— when. 



CHAPTER CXLIX. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GRAFTON COUNTY SAVINGS BANK IN THE 
TOWN OF HAVERHILL. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Management of deposits. 

3. Real estate. 

4. Deposits by minors. 

5. Not to issue bills : compensation of officers. 



Section 

6. By-laws. 

7. Books subject to official inspection. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. That Samuel B. Page, Ezra B. Mann, Henry W. ^3[S 
Ramsey, William Child, Alexander Warden, George W. Mann, 
George W. Chambcrlin, William K. Wallace, Charles M. Weeks, 
Baxter P. Kimball, George S. Cummings, Moses Abbot, Cliailes 
B. Smith, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and they 
hereby are constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of 
the Grafton County Savings Bank ; and they, with such other per- 
sons as shall be duly elected and admitted members of said corjjo- 
ration at regular meetings thereof, according 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 Avitli all the 
powers, rights, and privileges, and subject to all the duties and lia- 



674 



Chapter CXLIX. 



[1876. 



Management of 
deposits. 



Real estate. 



Deposits by 
minors. 



Not to issue 
bills : compen- 
sation of offi- 
cers. 



By-laws. 



Books subject 
to official in- 
spectiou. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



bilities, which are or may be incident to corporations of a like na- 
ture by the laws of this state. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation may receive from any person or per- 
sons any 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 necessary 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 proportions, and subject to such 
equitable rules and regulations, as said corporation shall from time 
to time yjrescribe, agreeably to the laws of this state. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation may take and hold such real estate as 
shall be convenient in the transacting of the business thereof, but 
not exceeding in value, at the time of the purchase or acceptance 
thereof by said corporation, the sum of twenty thousand dollars ; 
and said corporation may further take, hold, and dispose of such 
real estate as maj^ in good faith be received by them, or for any 
debts, demands, or liabilities which may be owing or accrue to said 
corporation. 

Sec. 4. Whenever any deposit shall be made by any minor, the trus- 
tees of said corporation may, at their discretion, pay to such depos- 
itor such sums as may be due him or her, although no guardian 
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 personally by said minor. 

Sec. 5. Said corporation sliall not issue any bill or promissory 
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. 

Sec. 6. Said corporation may from time to time make such by- 
laws, rules, and regulations for its government, and for the man- 
agement of the business thereof, as shall not be inconsistent with this 
act and the laws of this state. 

Sec. 7. The books and accounts of this corporation shall be at all 
times subject to the inspection of the governor and council, the 
])ank commissioners, or other officers appointed for this purpose by 
either branch of the legislature ; and the legislature may at any 
time alter, amend, or repeal this act. 

Sec. 8. Samuel B. Page, Ezra B. Mann, and Henry W. Ramsey, 
or any two of them, may call the first meeting of this corporation, 
at such time and place and in such manner as they may think 
proper. 

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 17, 1876.] 



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675 



CHAPTER CL. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER IMPROVEMENT COM- 
PANY. 



Sectiok 

1. Company to file bond to secure payment of 
damages to property witliin this state. 

2. Action ou the bond. 



Section 

3. Charter repealed, unless bond is filed. 

4. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. That the Androscoggin River Improvement Company 
shall file in the office of the judge of probate for the county of Coos 
a bond to the said judge, with good and sufficient sureties residing in 
this state, to be approved by the said judge of probate, in the penal 
sum of fifty thousand dollars, conditional [conditioned] to pay and sat- 
isfy all final judgments which may be recovered against the said An- 
droscoggin River Improvement Company in any court in this state, 
on account of any damage or injury heretofore done or that may here- 
after be done by said corporation to any person within this state, in 
making or continuing their dams, sluices, side-booms, or other im- 
provements made under their act of incorporation, approved June 
19, 1852, or on account of any injury done by said corporation 
within this state by the use or control of the water of Andros- 
coggin river, either within or without the limits named in their 
said act of incorporation. 

Sec. 2. In case of the neglect or refusal of the said Androscoggin 
River Improvement Company to pay and satisfy any such final 
judgment recovered against them as aforesaid, for the space of sixty 
days after demand made, the creditors may maintain an action upon 
the bond aforesaid in the name of the judge of probate for said 
county of Coos, and the proceedings in court in such suit shall con- 
form, so far as may be, to the proceedings in regard to " Bonds to 
the judge of probate, and suits thereon," mentioned in chapter 187 
of the General Statutes, from section 6 to section 17 inclusive. 

Sec. o. That unless the bond required by the first section of this 
act is filed on or before the first Tuesday of November, 1876, the 
act approved June 19, 1852, entitled " An act to incorporate the 
Androscoggin River Improvement Company," and also the act ap- 
proved July 8, 1863, entitled " An act in amendment of an act to 
incorporate the Androscoggin River Improvement Company, ap- 
proved June 19, 1852," be and the same are hereby repealed, fi-om 
and after the said first Tuesday of November, 1876 : provided, 
that any action then pending against said corporation may be pros- 
ecuted and defended to final judgment, the same as if this act had 
not been passed. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 17, 1876.] 



Company to 
file bond to se- 
cure payment 
of damages to 
property within 
this state. 



Action on the 
bond. 



Charter repeal- 
ed unless bond 
Is filed. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



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Chapter CLI. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER CLI. 

AX ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DOVER. 



Ward 1. 



Ward 2. 



>Yard 3. 



Section 


Section 


1. Ward one. 


7. Board of assessors. 


2. Ward two. 


8. Board of iustructiou— how appointed : their 


3. Ward three. 


duties. 


4. Ward four. 


9. Right to vote not affected by this act. 


5. Aldermen and councilmen. 


10. Repealing clause. 


6. Ward officers. 


11. Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted hj the Seriate and House of Representatives in Genet-al 
Court co7ivened : 

Section 1. Tlie dividing line between wards one and two of said 
city, instead of the dividing line heretofore cstablislied, shall here- 
after be as follows : Commencing on tlie line of tiie town of Rollins- 
ford, on the old road leading from (xarrison hill to South Berwick, 
thence by said road westerly by the dwelling-house of Harrison 
Haley to the junction of said road with the road leading from Wil- 
land's pond, so called, to Dover, thence by said last mentioned road 
to Franklin street, thence by the centre of Franklin street to its 
junction with Third street, thence by the centre of Third street to 
Chestnut street, thence by the centre of Chestnut street to the 
Cocliecho river, and all the territory in said city lying northerly of 
said above described line, and between said Cocheclio river and the 
town lines of Rollinsford and Somersworth, shall be included in 
and constitute ward one in said city. 

Sec. 2. Ward two sliall contain all that part of said city lying 
northerly of said Cocliecho river not included in ward one by the 
first section of this act, excepting that part of the same included 
between said river and a line drawn from the foot of Perkins street 
through the centre of said street, and across Main street to the 
centi'c of the lower bridge over said Cocliecho river on Washington 
street. 

Sec. 3. The dividing line between wards three and four in said 
city, instead of the dividing line heretofore establislied, shall here- 
after be as follows : Commencing at the line separating Dover from 
the town of Madbury at a point where said line is crossed by the 
ti-ack of the Boston and Maine Railroad, thence running by said 
railroad track to the centre of the bridge where the Little worth 
road crosses said railroad, thence by the centre of said Littleworth 
road to Silver street, thence by the centre of Silver street to Locust 
street, thence by the centre of Locust street to St. Tliomas street, 
thence by the centre of St. Thomas street to Central street, thence 
aci'oss Central street and easterly through the centre of the lane 
running southerly by the house of Peter McArdle to Payne street, 
thence in the same direct line produced to tlie centre of the channel 
of the Cocliecho river, thence down said river to the foot of Perkins 
street, and all the territory in said city lying northerly of the above 



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Ward 4. 



Aldermen and 
councilmen. 



described line, and between said line and the boundaries of wards 
one and two as constituted by this act, shall be included in and 
constitute ward three of said city. 

Sec. 4. Ward four shall contain all the territory in said city not 
included in wards one, two, and three, as constituted by this act 

Sec. 5. At the next annual election of the city council, ward 
one shall choose two aldermen and three members of the common 
council, and wards two, three, and four shall each choose two alder- 
men and four members of the common council ; and such shall con- 
tinue to be their respective representation in the city council so 
long as the boundaries of said wards remain as herein above de- 
scribed. 

Sec. 6. The selectmen, moderators, and ward-clerks now in ward officers, 
office in the several wards of said city, shall cease to hold their 
respective offices from and after the passage of this act. The board 
of aldermen shall, on or before the first day of August next, ap- 
point one person to act as moderator, one person to act as clerk, 
and three persons to act as selectmen in each of the several wards 
in said city, as constituted in this act ; and the persons so appointed 
shall, on taking the oath of office by law prescribed, have, possess, 
and enjoy all the powers vested by law in such officers, and shall 
perform all the duties required by law to be performed by such 
officers, until the fourth Tuesday of March next, or until others 
are chosen and qualified in their stead. At the annual election for 
the choice of state officers, each ward of said city shall choose a 
moderator, three selectmen, and ward-clerk, who shall enter upon 
their respective offices on the fourth Tuesday of March ensuing, 
and hold the same for one year, or until others are chosen and 
qualified in their stead. '' 

Sec. 7. The board of assessors for said city shall, from and 
after the first Wednesday of January next, consist of five persons, 
one of whom shall be chosen annually by the legal voters of each 
ward at the annual election for the choice of city officers, and the 
additional one shall be elected by the city council annually in the 
month of January. The board thus constituted shall have and 
exercise all the powers and perform all the duties now conferred 
and imposed upon the assessors of said city. 

Sec. 8. There shall be and hcrel)y is established for said city a 
board of instruction, consisting of twelve persons, to be appointed 
by the board of aldermen in the month of July, as soon as may be 
after the passage of this act, and who shall hold their offices for 
two years next subsequent to their election, provided that six of 
the members of the board first appointed shall hold their offices 
one year, and the remaining six for two years, and the board of 
aldermen, on appointment of the same, shall designate the term for 
which each member is appointed ; and hereafter there shall be ap- 
pointed by said aldermen six members of said board each year, in 
the month of July, to take the place of those whose terms shall 
then expire. Said board of instruction shall have general super- 
intendence and control of the educational interests of said city, 
and shall have and exercise all the powers and perform all the du- 
ties now conferred and imposed by law upon the school committee 
of said city as heretofore constituted, and may exercise said powers 



Boai'd of as- 
sessors. 



Board of in- 
struction — how 
appointed : 
their duties. 



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[1876. 



Right to vote 
not affected by 
this act. 



Kepealing 
clause. 

Takes effect— 
wheu. 



and ])erform said duties by sub-committees or otherwise. The 
members of said school committee now in office in said city shall 
hold their respective offices until the appointment and organization 
of said board of instruction, and no longer ; and said school com- 
mittee, upon the organization of said board of instruction, shall 
turn over to said board all the books, records, and property, of 
whatever nature or description, in its possession and control, and 
belonging to said city. 

Sec. 9. Any person qualified to vote at any meeting held within 
six months from the passage of this act, in any ward as now con- 
stituted, shall have the right to vote in tlie ward in which he shall 
become an inhabitant by the provisions of this act. 

Sec. 10. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed. 

Sec. 11. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved July 17, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CLII. 



AN ACT IN AJIENDMENT OF THE CHAKTER OF THE CITY OF MANCHESTER. 



Section 

1. City divided into wsixds. 

2. Annual meeting for election of city and 
ward officers. 

3. School committee. 

4. Officei-9 to be chosen at annual meeting. 

5. AVard officers. 

6. Tenure of certain officers. 

7. Inspectors of check-lists. 

8. To prepare and post check-lists. 

9. Time of meetings to revise check-lists. 

10. "Ward-clerks to deliver ballots and check- 
lists to supervisors. 

11. Penalty for procuring name to be illegally 
put on list. 

12. Ward officers not to alter check-lists. 

13. Supervisors of election. 



Section 

14. Their duties. 

15. Penalty for interfering with supervisors: 
police may be detailed to assist them. 

16. Oaths to be taken by inspectors. 

17. Time of opening and closing polls. 

18. Mai-, mis-, and nonfeasance punished. 

19. Right to vote not affected by this act. 

20. Clerk of police court. 

21. Justice and clerk to account for fees to 
city treasurer. 

22. Salaries of justice and clerk. 

23. Board of school committee. 

24. Powers of board. 

25. Superintendent of public instruction. 

26. Repealing clause : takes effect— when. 



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



City divided 
into wards. 

Ward 1. 



Ward 2. 



Section 1. The city of Manchester hereby is and shall continue to 
be divided into eight wards, which shall be constructed as follows : 
Ward No. 1 shall include that part of said city bounded west by 
the Merrimack river, north by the centre line of Brook street and 
Brook street produced west to Merrimack river, east by the centre 
line of Elm street, and south by the centre line of Market street 
and Market street produced to the Merrimack river. Ward No. 2 
shall include that part of said city bounded on the north by Hook- 
sett, east by the Mammoth road, south by the centre line of Orange 
street produced to Mammoth road, and centre line of Orange street 
to centre line of Elm street, thence on the west by centre line of 



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Elm street to centre line of Brook street, thence on the south by 
centre line of Brook street and centre line of Brook street produced 
across the Merrimack river to Gotlstown, thence on the west by 
Goffstown to Hooksett. Ward No. 3 shall include that part of said 
city bounded north by centre line of Orange street and centre line 
of Orange street produced to Mammoth road, east by the Mammoth 
road, south by centre line of Concord street and centre line of Con- 
cord street produced to the Mammoth road, and west by centre line 
of EUn street. Ward No. 4 sliall include that part of said city 
bounded north by centre line of Concord street and tliat line pro- 
duced to the Mammoth road, thence on the east by the Mammoth 
road to centre line of Laurel street produced to the Mammoth road, 
thence on the south by the centre line of Laurel street produced to 
the Mammoth road, and Laurel street to centre line of Chestnut 
street, thence on the west by centre line of Chestnut street to Man- 
chester street, thence on the south by centre line of Manchester 
street to centre line of Elm street, thence on the west by centre 
line of Elm street to centre line of Concord street. Ward No. 5 
sliall include that part of said city bounded as follows : South by 
centre line of Auburn street from centre line of Beach to centre 
line of Elm street, thence on the west by centre line of Elm street 
to centre line of Manchester street, theuce on centre line of Man- 
chester street east to centre line of Chestnut street, thence on 
centre line of Chestnut street south to centre line of Laurel street, 
thence on centre line of Laurel street east to centre line of Beach 
street, thence on centre line of Beach street south to centre line of 
Auburn street. Ward No. 6 shall include all that part of said city 
lying east of the Merrimack river not included in Wards Nos. 1, 2, 
3, 4, 5, and 7, as constituted by this act. Ward No. 7 shall in- 
clude tliat part of said city bounded north by the centre line of 
Market street and that line produced to the Merrimack river, east 
by the centre line of Elm street, south by the centre line of Cove 
street and that line produced to the Merrimack river, and west by 
the Merrimack river. Ward No. 8 shall include all that part of 
said city lying west of the Merrimack river not included in Ward 
No. 2, as constituted by this act. 

Sec. 2. The annual meeting of the inhabitants of said city, for 
the choice of city and ward officers, shall be holden on the second 
Tuesday in March ; and all city and ward officers who are chosen 
by the people shall be chosen by ballot, and shall hold their re- 
spective offices for one year from the third Tuesday in March, and 
until others are chosen and qualified in their stead. 

Sec. 3. The members of the school committee shall hold their 
office for two years from the third Tuesday of March after their 
election: provided, however, that, at the first annual meeting after 
the passage of this act, there shall be elected two members of the 
board of school committee from each ward, one of whom shall hold 
his office for one year and the other for two years ; and the 
ballots given in at said election shall designate which is voted for 
for one year, and which is voted for for two years. 

Sec. 4. Each ward shall, at the annual meeting, in addition to 
the officers required by law, choose one alderman and three mem- 
bers of the common council, one assessor, one member of school 



Ward 3. 



AVarJ 4. 



Ward 5. 



AVard 6. 
Ward 7. 



Ward 8. 



Annual meet- 
ing for election 
of city and 
ward officers. 



Sclioo 1 com- 
mittee. 



Officers to be 
chosen at an- 
nual meeting. 



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[1876. 



Ward officers. 



Temire of cer- 
tain officers. 



Inspectors of 
check-lists. 



To prepare and 
post check-lists. 



committee, one overseer of the poor, and one inspector of check- 
lists ; and the clerk shall, within twenty-four hours after such 
choice, deliver to each person elected to either of said offices a cer- 
tificate of his election, signed by himself, the moderator, and a ma- 
jority of tlie selectmen. 

Sec. 5. The mayor and aldermen shall, on or before the first day 
of September next, appoint one person to act as moderator, one 
person to act as clerk, three persons to act as selectmen, and one 
person to act as inspector of check-lists, of the several wards in 
said city as constituted in this act ; and the persons so appointed 
shall, upon taking tlie oath of office by law prescribed, have and 
possess and enjoy all the powers vested by law in such officers, 
and shall perform all the duties required by law to be performed by 
such officers for the first meeting iield, when the said wards shall 
elect such officers, who shall perform all the duties thereof till the 
next annual meeting. 

Sec. 6. The mayor, aldermen, members of the common council, 
assessors, overseers of tlie poor, and scliool committee, now in 
office, shall continue in office until the third Tuesday of March 
next, as now provided by law ; and the selectmen, moderators, and 
ward-clerks shall hold their offices until the first day of September 
next. 

Sec. 7. The inspectors of check-lists of the several wards shall 
be a board of inspectors of the check-lists of the wards in said 
city. They shall, before entering upon the duties of their office, 
he sworn to the faithful discharge of the duties of said office, and 
certificate thereof be recorded liy the city-clerk in the records of 
said city. Any vacancy occurring in said board of inspectors, by 
death, resignation, or otherwise, shall be filled by the city councils 
in convention, by electing a person, in tlie ward in wliich such 
vacancy occurs, to perform the duties of that office. Said inspec- 
tors shall receive such compensation as the city councils may de- 
termine. A majority of said inspectors shall be a quorum for the 
performance of the duties required by tliis act. Said inspectors 
sliall choose a chairman and clerk from their own number. The 
clerk shall keep a record of the proceedings of said board in a book 
to be provided by the city for that purpose, and shall file the same 
with tlie city-clerk. 

Sec. 8. Said inspectors shall prepare, revise, correct, and put up, 
in the manner the selectmen of towns are required to do, an alpha- 
betical list of the legal voters in each ward ; and for that purpose 
shall have access to any books or lists belonging to said city, or to 
any ward in said city, and shall be entitled to the assistance of any 
of the city or ward officers they may require, and they shall deliver 
an attested copy of the lists so prepared and corrected to the clerks 
of the respective wards, before the opening of the polls for elections 
in said wards ; and the said ward-clerks shall use the lists so pre- 
pared and corrected, and no others, at the elections in said wards. 
In preparing the lists of voters, said inspectors shall record the 
first or Christian name of each voter in full, 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 



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other description as shall indicate, as nearly as possible, the resi- 
dence of such voter. 

Sec. 9. The said board of inspectors shall be in session at the 
city hall, or such other place as they shall designate, for the pur- 
pose of revising and correcting the clieck-lists, six days next pre- 
ceding the day of election (not including Sunday), from 9 a. m. to 
12 M., and from 2 p. m. to 5 p. m., and on the evenings of the last 
of said three days from 7 to 9 o'clock, and on the days of elec- 
tion from 8 A. M. until 7 o'clock p. m. ; and any person may 
then and there appear and be heard with regard to his right to 
be registered and to vote, and the said board may require the oath 
of such person so claiming the right to vote, and corroborating evi- 
dence, if not otherwise fully satisfied of the truth of his declara- 
tion. They may prescribe such regulations and require the aid of 
such police as shall secure order and the right of each man to be 
heard ; and there shall be no abridgment of the elective francliise, 
or other qualifications required than those now required by the 
laws of the state. 

Sec. 10. Tlie clerks of the several wards shall preserve the bal- 
lots cast and counted at each election, and deliver the same, 
together with the check-lists used at such elections, immediately 
after the adjournment of such meeting, to the supervisors of elec- 
tions appointed for said ward. 

Sec. 11. Any person procuring his name to be illegally placed 
on the check-list, by any false representation or statement, upon 
conviction thereof sliall be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty 
dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding sixty 
days. 

Sec. 12. If the moderator, selectmen, ward-clerk, or any other 
person, shall alter any check-list after the same shall have been de- 
livered 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 accidentally 
omitted from such list, and who- the inspectors are satisfied is a 
legal voter, the said inspectors may certify the same to the modera- 
tor, who shall receive his vote, and the clerk shall check the name 
of such person so voting on the back of said certificate, and shall re- 
turn the same to the inspectors. 

Sec. 13. At every election held hereafter in said city, there sliall 
be appointed and commissioned by the mayor two supervisors of 
check-lists and elections for each ward, who shall be at the time of 
their appointment voters in the ward in which their duties are to be 
performed, stationed on duty at the ward-room in their respective 
wards at every election, one of whom, at least, shall represent the 
leading minority political party of said city ; one for each Avard 
to be chosen by tlie majority political party of the board of alder- 
men, and the other by the leading minority political party of the 
board of aldermen for said city, who, before entering upon such 
office, shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of the duties thereof, 
and their term of office shall continue for the election to which they 
9 



Time of meet- 
ings to revise 
check-lists. 



Ward-clerks to 
deliver ballots 
and check-lists 
to supervisors. 



Penalty for 
procuring name 
to be illegally 
put on list. 



Ward officers 
not to alter 
check-lists. 



Supervisors of 
election. 



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[1876. 



Their duties. 



Penalty for in- 
terfering with 
supervisors : 
l)olice may be 
detailed to 
assist them. 



Oath to be 
taken by in- 
spectors. 



Time of open- 
inp; aud closing 
polls. 



Mai-, mis-, and 

nonfeasance 

punished. 



shall be appointed ; and for the purposes of this act they shall have 
the power and authority of constables and police officers, and shall 
receive from said city the same compensation as is paid to special 
policemen. 

Sec. 14. Said supervisors shall attend the ward-room, or place of 
election to which designated, on election days ; shall have access to 
the desk or place where the ciieck-list and ballot-box are kept ; 
shall see that no fraudulent vote is cast by parties personating 
others ; that voters have proper access to the polls. They shall be 
entitled to such a position in the desk or room where the balloting 
is done as shall give tiiem an opportunity at all times to examine 
the check-lists and witness tlie checking; and they shall also be en- 
titled to have the ballot-box, or boxes in which the ballots are de- 
posited, kept in such place and position that they may see and 
protect it from any fraud during the balloting, and until the votes 
are counted and declared ; and neither said ballot-box or boxes, or 
the votes contained therein, shall be carried from the presence of 
such supervisors from the time the polls are opened until the polls 
are closed and the votes declared. They shall see that the moder- 
ator in receiving votes and in counting the same in presence of the 
selectmen, and the clerk in checking names, are not interfered with 
or molested. Immediately after the declaration of the votes by the 
moderator, the said supervisors shall receive the ballots and check- 
list, carefully seal the same, and return them to the board of in- 
spectors ; and the said inspectors shall, within two days thereafter, 
in presence of such supervisors, count the votes and make a record 
thereof, and examine the check-lists, counting those names checked 
and those not checked, and recording the number of each, and shall 
furnish the city-clerk with an attested copy of said record, and said 
lists and votes shall remain in the custody of said inspectors. 
Nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize said supervisors 
to assume or exercise the authority of selectmen, moderator, or 
ward-clerk, or to interfere with said officers in the discharge of 
their respective duties, from the opening to the closing of the polls. 

Sec. 15. Any person, interfering with said supervisors in the due 
execution of the duties of their office, shall be fined not less than 
fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned 
in the county jail not more than six months. On the request of 
said inspectors, the mayor shall detail such police force as may be 
necessary to preserve order, and enable such supervisors to dis- 
charge their duties. 

Sec. 16. The inspectors of check-lists, in lieu of selectmen of 
wards, shall take and subscribe the oaths required to be taken by 
such selectmen in section 1, chapter 5 of the laws of 1871, and 
section 1, chapter 4 of the laws of 1872. 

Sec. 17. In all elections in said city, the polls shall be opened at 
nine o'clock in the forenoon, and be kept open until six o'clock in the 
afternoon, and not later. 

Sec. 18. Any supervisor, inspector, or other officer of election, 
whose duty it is to guard the ballot-box, or to receive, count, cer- 
tify, register, report, or give effect to the vote of any citizen of any 
ward in said city, shall forfeit the sum of five hundred dollars to 
the party aggrieved by any arrest, refusal, or omission, contrary to 



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the provisions of this act, to be recovered by an action on the case 
with costs ; and any officer, or other person, neglecting or refusing 
to comply with the terras of this act, or offending against the pro- 
visions hereof, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by im- 
prisonment in the county jail not more than six months, or be fined 
not exceeding five hundred dollars, to be paid for the use of the 
county of Hillsborough. 

Sec. 19. Any person qualified to vote at any meeting held within 
six months from the passage of this act, in any ward as now consti- 
tuted, shall have the right to vote in the ward in which he shall be- 
come an inhabitant by the provisions of this act. 

Sec. 20. The police court of said city, as heretofore constituted, 
shall be a court of record, and the justice thereof shall, from and 
after the passage of this act, appoint some suitable person to be 
clerk thereof, who shall perform all duties pertaining to the office 
of clerk of said court. He shall hold his office during the pleasure 
of the justice of said court, and until some other person shall be ap- 
pointed and qualified in liis stead ; he shall give a bond for the 
faithful performance of the duties of his office to the satisfaction of 
the board of mayor and aldermen. 

Sec. 21. The justice and clerk of said court shall, once in three 
months, render to the city treasurer an account under oath of all 
lees and costs by them received, and shall, at the time aforesaid, 
pay over to said treasurer all such fees and costs. 

Sec. 22. The salary of the justice of said court shall be fifteen 
hundred dollars per annum, and the salary of the clerk of said 
court shall be three hundred dollars, which said salaries shall be 
paid in quarterly payments out of the city treasury, and the sala- 
ries so received shall be in full for services of every kind rendered 
by them in the discharge of all the duties pertaining to their office. 

Sec. 23. The school committee elected by the several wards in 
said city shall compose a board, and shall sit and act together as 
one body. The mayor and president of the common council shall 
be ex-officio members of said board, and shall have all the powers 
and privileges to which the other members of said school commit- 
tee are by law entitled, and the mayor shall l)e chairman of the 
board. 

Sec. 24. Said board of school committee shall have the power 
to provide for the care of and make such occasional repairs upon 
school-houses and furniture as may be necessary, not exceeding in 
amount the sum appropriated therefor by the city councils of said 
•city ; to regulate tlie time and manner of the payment of tlie sala- 
ries of teachers ; and shall possess such of the powers and perform 
such of the duties of superintending and prudential committees not 
by law conferred upon said city. 

Sec. 25. Said scliool committee shall, biennially, in the month of 
June, elect some suitable person to be superintendent of })ublic 
instruction in said city, who shall hold his office for two years from 
July first next ensuing after his election. If any vacancy shall 
occur in said office, by resignation or otherwise, said committee 
shall fill the same. Said superintendent shall exercise the general 
supervision of the public schools in said city under the direction of 
the school comniittee, and shall perform such duties, now required 



Right to vote 
not affected by 
this act. 



Clerli of police 

COlU't. 



Justice and 
clerlt to account 
for fees to city 
treasurer. 



Salaries of jus- 
tice and clerls. 



Board of school 
committee. 



Powers of 
board. 



Superintendent 
of public in- 
struction. 



684 



Chapter CLIII. 



[1876. 



Kepealing 
clause : takes 
elf ect— when . 



of the superintending school committee of towns, as relate to visit- 
ing schools, and shall assist in the examination of teachers and 
scholars. He shall make an annual report to the board of school 
committee at such time as said committee shall determine, and 
shall report his proceedings and tlie condition and progress of the 
schools to the said school committee as often and in such manner 
as they may require, and shall perform such other duties as may 
be required of him by said board of school committee as are not 
repugnant to the laws of the state, and shall receive such compen- 
sation as said board of school committee may determine ; but such 
compensation shall not be diminished during his continuance in 
office : provided, however, that the first election of superintendent 
under this act shall be held within three months after its passage, 
and shall be for two years from July 1, 1876. 

Sec. 26. All acts and parts of acts requiring check-lists for the 
wards of said city to be made out, posted, and corrected by the 
selectmen of said wards, an act entitled "An act authorizing the 
appointment of a superintendent of public instruction in the city 
of Manchester," approved July 9, 1855, and all acts and parts of 
acts in the charter of said city or laws of the state in relation 
thereto inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby re- 
pealed ; and this act shall take effect on the first day of September 
next. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CLHI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 346 OF THE PAjMPHLET LAT\^S OF 1866. 



Section 

1. Name of corporation changed. 

2. Organization ratified. 



Section 

3. To pay for money and labor expended. 

4. Takes effect — when. 



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



Name of coi-po- 
ration changed. 



Organization 
ratified. 



To pay for 
money and la- 
bor expended. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Section 1. The name of B. W. Higgins, wherever the same oc- 
curs in the act to which this is an amendment, is stricken out, and 
the name of R. W. Higgins is inserted in place thereof ; and the 
corporate name is changed to the Upper Ammonoosuc River Im- 
provement Company. 

Sec. 2. The organization of said corporation heretofore made by 
said corporators, their associates, successors, and, assigns, is hereby 
ratified, confirmed, and made valid. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation shall, within ninety days from the pas- 
sage of this act, pay to Benjamin Thompson, of Stark, N. H., three 
hundred dollars, in full satisfaction and payment for all money and 
labor by him expended in improving the channel of said river, or 
in increasing its capacity for floating timber. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapter CLIV. 



685 



CHAPTER CLIV. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH AND ACCIDENT 
INSURANCE COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock : real estate: proviso. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. By-laws. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. That Henry Colony, John E. Colony, Lewis W. 
Clark, Daniel H. Woodward, Samuel K. Mason, James L. Bolster, 
Thomas C. Rand, Henry II. Darling, Edward H. Foster, and Henry 
L. Robinson, and their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby 
incorporated a body politic under the name of the New England 
Health and Accident Insurance Company, to be established in the 
city of Manchester in the county of Hillsborough for the purpose 
of effecting insurance against losses by sickness from disease or 
accidents, and may sue and be sued in the corporate name, and have 
all the powers and privileges and be subject to all the liabilities 
and restrictions of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. The capital stock of this company shall consist of two 
thousand shares of one hundred dollars each ; but they sliall be 
allowed to commence business when fifty thousand dollars has been 
paid in, and may acquire and hold real estate to an amount not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars : provided, that before issuing any 
policy the company shall notify the insurance commissioner of its 
organization and readiness to commence business, who shall there- 
upon make careful examination of the organization of the com- 
pany, its capital stock, how and by whom the same has been paid, 
also in what class of securities it is invested. If said commissioner 
is satisfied, upon such examination, that the company is entitled to 
the confidence and patronage of the public, he shall issue a certifi- 
cate authorizing the company to commence business ; and no policy 
sliall be issued by the company until such certificate has been 
obtained. 

Sec. 3. Any three of the parties named in section one of this 
act may call the first meeting of said company, by serving due 
notice on each of the others of wdieii and where such meeting is to 
be liolden, ten days at least prior to said meeting. 

Sec. 4. Said corporation may make and adopt such by-laws and 
regulations, not repugnant to the laws of this state, as may be 
deemed necessary. 

Sec. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal 
this act, if in their opinion the public good requires it. 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Capital stock : 
real estate : pro- 
viso. 



First meetiug 



By-laws. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 

Takes effect ■ 
when. 



686 



Chapters CLY, CLYI. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER CLY. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE FIRST LITTLETON BRIDGE 

CORPORATION. 



Section 

1. Rates of toll estaLlished. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Section 
3. Takes effect — when. 



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



Rates of toll 
established. 



Repealing 
clause. 

Takes effect ■ 
when. 



Section 1. The tolls on the bridge of the 'proprietors of the First 
Bridge in Littleton shall he as folloAvs, viz. : For each foot person, 
two cents ; for each horse and rider, five cents ; for each sled, cart, 
or wagon drawn by two beasts, ten cents ; for each additional beast, 
five cents ; for each sleigh, chaise, or any other vehicle of pleasure 
drawn by one horse, ten cents ; for each additional horse, five cents ; 
for horses, mules, and neat cattle in droves, two cents each ; for 
sheep or swine in droves, one cent each. 

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

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CLYI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NASHUA AS TO 
POLICE COURT JUSTICE AND CLERK. 



Sectiox 
I. Salaries of justice and clerk. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause. 



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



Salaries of jus- 
tice and clerk. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Section 1. The salary of the justice of said court shall be eight 
hundred dollars per annum, and the salary of the clerk of said 
court shall be two hundred and twenty-five dollars per annum, 
which salaries shall be paid in quarterly payments out of the city 
treasury ; and the salaries so received shall be in full for all ser- 
vices of every kind rendered by them in the discharge of all the 
duties pertaining to their office. 

Sec. 2. Any act or acts inconsistent with this act are hereby re- 
pealed, and this act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters CLYII, CLYIII. 



687 



CHAPTER CLVII. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF "AN ACT TO INCOPORATE THE KAPPA KAPPA 
KAPPA SOCIETY OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE," APPROVED JULY 4, 18G1. 



Section 
1. Limitation as to real estate. 



Skction 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. Section two of an act to incorporate the Kappa Kappa 
Kappa Society of Dartmouth College, approved July 4, 1861, is 
herel)y so amended as to read as follows : " The said corporation 
may take, hold, and own, by purchase, gift, grant, or otherwise, real 
and personal estate, for the purposes of said corporation, to the 
value of twenty-five thousand dollars, and may alienate, appropriate, 
and dispose of the same, or any part thereof, for the benefit of said 
society, at pleasure." 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



Limitation as 
to real estate. 



Takes effect 
when. 



CHAPTER CLVIII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE GENERAL HOSPITAL. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted: its purpose and 
powers. 

2. Limitation as to real estate. 

3. Trustees. 

4. By-laws : officers and their duties. 



Section 

5. Incompatibility of offices 

6. First meeting. 

7. Subject to repeal. 

8. Takes effect— when. 



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



Section 1. That George A.Crosby, Oscar D. Abbott, Lyman B. 
Howe, David Cross, Charles E. Balch, Person C. Cheney, John B. 
Clarke, A. J. Lane, John B. Varrick, Ira Cross, Aretas Blood, 
Marshall P. Hall, James F. Briggs, Clinton W. Stanley, George B. 
Chandler, Moody Currier, Frank Hiland, Joseph W. Fellows, 
George A. Hanscom, Lewis W. Clark, Samuel W. Parsons, John 
S. Kidder, Joseph Kidder, E. A. Straw, Frederick Smyth, James 
A. Weston, Nathan Parker, William P. Newell, Walter M. Parker, 
James B. Straw, E. M. Tubbs, Henry C. Merrill, G. C. Gilmore, N. 
P. Hunt, John Hosley, H. H. Ladd, all of Manchester in the county 
of Hillsborough, be and they hereby are constituted a corporation 
by the name of the New Hampshire General Hospital, and they, 



Cori^oration 
constituted : 
its purpose and 
powers. 



688 



Chapter CLYIII. 



[1876. 



Limitation as 
to real estate. 



Trustees. 



By-laws: offi- 
cers and their 
duties. 



Incompatibility 
of offices. 



First meeting. 



Subject to 
repeal. 

Takes effect — 
when. 



and sncli 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, from the passage of this act, for the 
purpose of furnishing and providing such nursing, care, medical 
and surgical treatment as is usually furnished and provided by 
similar institutions ; and said corporation are hereby vested with all 
the powers and privileges incident to corporations of like nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall 
have the power to take and acquire and hold real and personal 
estate to an amount not exceeding six hundred thousand dollars, 
by lease, purchase, donation, bequest, or otherwise, for the purpose 
of establishing and maintaining a hospital at Manchester aforesaid, 
erecting suitable buildings, and properly furnishing the same with 
whatever may be desirable or necessary for the successful operation 
of said institution. 

Sec. 3. The government of said hospital, and the general man- 
agement of the financial and prudential affairs of said corporation, 
shall be vested in a board of trustees of not less than ten, who 
shall be chosen in such a manner, at such times, and for such a 
term of office as may be prescribed by tlie by-laws of said corpora- 
tion hereafter to be adopted. 

Sec. 4. Said corporation may adopt such by-laws and make such 
rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary ; may determine 
the number, time, and manner of choosing its officers, prescribe 
and define their respective duties, and may from time to time alter, 
amend, and modify its by-laws, rules, and regulations, as therein 
provided. 

Sec. 5. No member of the board of trustees herein provided for 
shall be engaged as a regular or consulting physician at said hospi- 
tal during the time he holds tlie office of trustee. 

Sec. 6. The first three persons alcove named, or any two of them, 
may call the first meeting of said corporation, by giving notice to 
each of the persons named in this act five days prior to said meet- 
ing. 

Sec. 7. The legislature may alter and amend this act whenever 
the public good requires. 

Sec. 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapter CLIX. 



689 



CHAPTER CLIX. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE PETERBOROUGH AND HILLSBOROUGH RAIL- 
ROAD. 



Section 

1. Charter oxteuded: 
road abridged. 



time for completing 



Section 

2. Corporation may issue bonds secured by 
mortgage . 

3. Takes effect — when. 



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



Section 1. That section nine of the act to incoi^porate the 
Peterborough & Hillsborong-h Railroad, approved July 7, 1869, is 
hereby repealed ; and that all other parts of said act, and the corpora- 
tion which has been or may be organized under the same, ai'e here- 
by extended, renewed, and continued in full force and effect : pro- 
vided, however, that in case the sum of fifty thousand dollars shall 
not have been expended in the construction of the railroad author- 
ized by said act before the first day of May, 1877, said original act, 
and this act in addition thereto, shall thereupon become void, and 
the same shall become and be void as to all parts of said railroad 
which shall not be completed fit for use before the first day of 
August, 1878. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation shall have authority whenever it may 
desire, for aiding in accomplishing the purposes of its incorporation, 
to make and issue its bonds, payable with interest semi-annually, at 
the rate of not exceeding seven per cent, per annum, at such times 
and in such sums as it may think proper, and, for securing the pay- 
ment of said bonds according to the terras thereof, to mortgage 
by deed or deeds to persons selected by it for that purpose, and to 
their successors in said trust as prescribed therein as trustees for 
the holders of said bonds, as they may from time thereafter be is- 
sued, all the railroad and other property of said corporation which 
may then be existing or su'osequently acquired by it, or such part 
or parts thereof as said corporation ma}^ think proper, together with 
its corporate rights, francliises, and privileges, with power to said 
trustees, on such terms and conditions and under such limitations 
and provisions as may be prescribed in said deed or deeds, on de- 
fault of said corporation in the payment of principal or interest of 
said bonds according to the terms thereof, to sell said mortgaged 
property, rights, franchises, and privileges ; and said bonds and 
deed or deeds, in such forms as may be directed by said corporation 
or its directors, shall be valid and have full force and effect accord- 
ingly : provided, however, that no such bond or mortgage deed 
shall be made, unless authorized by a two-thirds vote of said corpora- 
tion at a meeting duly called for that pui'pose, nor to an aggregate 
amount exceeding the sum of three hundred thousand dollars. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



Charter ex- 
tended: time 
for completing 
road abridged. 



Corporation 
may issue 
bonds secured 
by mortgage. 



Takes effect ■ 
when. 



690 



Chapters CLX, CLXI. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER CLX. 



AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER 135, PAMPHLET LAAVS OF JUNE SESSION, 1875. 



Section 

1. Cliarter of New England Uuiversity re- 
pealed. 



SliCTIOX 

4. Takes effect— wheu. 



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

ciiarterof New SECTION 1. That chapter 135 of the Pamphlet Laws, passed 
^eluy '^repeal- J^nc scssloii, 1875, entitled "An act to incorporate the New Eng- 
"^- land University of Arts and Sciences," be and the same is hereby 

repealed. 
Takes efEect — Sec. 2. Tliis act shall take effect npon its passage. 
''^'"- [Approved Jnly 18, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CLXI. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE THORNTON BRIDGE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Autliorized to build a bridge. 

3. Tolls — by whom prescribed: penalty for 
evasion of. 



Section 

4. Inspection, repair, and closing of bridge. 

5. First meeting: officers: by-laws. 

6. Subject to repeal. 



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



Corporation 

couiitituted. 



Authorized to 
build a bridge. 



Tolls — by whom 
prescribed : 
penalty for eva- 
sion of. 



Section 1. John White, Elbridge Pike, Samuel Chase, Simeon 
D. Leach, Samuel J. Corning, Horace Carter, Moses Chase, George 
M. Reid, and Isaac McQuesten, and their associates, are hereby 
created a body politic and corporate by the name of The Thornton 
Bridge Company, with all the rights and subject to all the liabili- 
ties of similar corporations. 

Sec. 2. The said corporation is hereby authorized 'to build and 
maintain a bridge across the Merrimack river at any place between 
the towns of Litchfield and Merrimack, and to lay out and construct 
and maintain roads leading thereto from the public highways. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation may demand and collect sucli tolls of 
all persons, and for their carriages and animals, crossing said bridge 
or travelling on said roads to the same, as the governor and coun- 
cil, upon petition of said corporation, may from time to time pre- 
scribe, limit, and appoint. And if any person crossing said bridge 
shall evade or attempt to evade the payment of his toll, he shall 



1876.] 



Chapter CLXIl. 



691 



be subject to an action therefor in the name of the corporation, and 
shall be fined not exceeding five dollars for each offence, by any 
justice of the peace to whom complaint shall be made for the same. 

Sec. 4. The governor and council may from time to time cause inspection: re- 
said bridge to be inspected, at the request of any person interested, Ef 'bridge. °^"'^ 
and may make regulations as to the construction, repairs, and use 
of the same. And if at any time, in the opinion of the governor 
and council, said corporation shall unreasonably neglect to repair 
said l)ridge or to observe such regulations, they may direct that 
the tolls shall cease, or the bridge be closed until otherwise ordered 
by the governor and council. 

Sec. 5. The first meeting of the corporation shall be called by 
John White, Elbridge Pike, and Samuel Chase, or any two of them ; 
and at that or any subsequent meeting said cor})oration may nomi- 
nate officers, make by-laws, fix the amount of their capital stock, 
divide the same into shares, and do all other such acts as may be 
necessary and pi'oper to accomplish the purposes of this incorpora- 
tion. 

Sec. 6. This act shall at all times be subject to amendment, 
alteration, or repeal by the legislature, and the same shall be in 
force from its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



First meetino 
officers : by- 
laws. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



CHAPTER CLXIL 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAJMPSHIRE TELEGRAPH COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May construct telegraph lines : damages. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Property. 



Section 

5. First meeting. 

6. Subject to repeal. 

7. Talces effect — when. 



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



Section 1. Tliat John M. Parker, Elijah M. Tubbs, Andrew C. 
Wallace, Arthur J. LLaseltiiie, David M. Taggart, John Carlton, 
and James Baldwin, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and 
they hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name of 
the New Hampshire Telegraph Company, and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execu- 
tion, and hereby are vested with all the powers and privileges and 
subject to all the liabilities which by law are incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar character. 

Sec. 2. That said corporation is hereby authorized to construct, 
maintain, and operate lines of electric telegraph through said state, 
from its easterly to its westerly boundary, with all needed branches, — 
said lines to be constructed from and to such points as said corpor- 
ation may from time to time locate and establish, and to connect the 



Corporation 
constituted. 



May construct 
telegraph lines : 
daniases. 



692 



Chapter CLXIII. 



[1876. 



Capital stock. 



Property. 



First meeting. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Takes 
when. 



effect — 



same with other telegraphic lines in the states of Massachusetts, 
Maine, or Vermont. Said corporation shall have the right to con- 
struct its lines with suitable fixtures therefor, along and upon the 
line of any railroad, provided that the proprietors of such railroad 
shall consent thereto, or upon any public highway or bridge within 
the limits before described, paying therefor to such railroad, or other 
party injured thereby, such compensation as may be agreed by the 
parties, or, if they fail to agree, such sum as shall be assessed, on 
the application of cither party, by a committee appointed by the su- 
preme court ; and if, upon the return of the report of said committee 
to said court, either party is dissatisfied with such assessment, the 
same proceedings may be had for an increase or reduction of the 
damages as in the case of the assessment of damages by the county 
commissioners for lands taken in laying out hfghways, provided 
that said lines shall be so constructed that the public use of such 
roads shall not be endangered or incommoded therel)y. 

Sec. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed the 
sum of fifty thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of ten dol- 
lars each. 

Sec. 4. Said corporation may purchase, hold, and convey such 
personpJ or real estate as may be necessary for the prosecution of the 
business of the corporation. 

Sec. 5. Either three of the grantees before named may call the 
first meeting of said corporation, by giving notice to the other 
grantees in writing at least ten days before said meeting. 

Sec. 6. Any future legislature may at any time alter, amend, or 
repeal this act. 

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CLXIII. 

AX ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NORTH STRATFORD DAM AND MANUFACTUR- 
ING COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Autliorized to erect dams. 
8. Limitation as to real estate. 

4. Capital stoclc. 

5. By-laws. 



Section 

6. Officers. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Corporation to file bond to secure payment 
of damages. 

9. Subject to repeal. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 1. That John Melcher and Jeremiah Willard, of North 
Stratford, David Blanchard, of Pittsburg, Dudley F. Leavitt, Frank 
W. Leavitt, and John Ross, of Baligor, Maine, their associates, 
successors, and assigns, are hereby constituted a body politic and 
corporate by the name of the North Stratford Dam and Manufac- 
turing Company, with all the powers and privileges and subject to 



1876.] 



Chapter CLXIIL 



693 



all the liabilities provided or imposed in similar corporations in this 
state. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation is authorized to erect and maintain a 
dam or dams on and across Connecticut river, in North Stratford, 
in the county of Coos, for the purpose of creating watei'-power, 
and to sell, lease, and use the same in manufacturing logs and lum- 
ber of every description : provided, however, that said dam or 
dams shall be constructed with sufficient sluices, gates, and race- 
ways, so as not to interfere with the floating of timber down said 
river. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation may acquire and hold, by gift or pur- 
chase, and dispose of at pleasure, real estate to an amount not ex- 
ceeding two Inuidred thousand dollars. 

Sec. 4. The capital stock shall be divided in shares of tlie par 
value of fifty dollars, and shall not be less than fifty thousand 
dollars, and may be increased from time to time, in accordance 
with the by-laws of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding 
in the aggregate two hundred thousand dollars. 

Sec. 5. Said corporation shall have power to make and establish 
all necessary and proper by-laws and regulations, not inconsistent 
with the constitution and laws of this state, for its own government 
and the management of its property and the orderly conducting of 
its affairs, and to change the same when necessary or proper. 

Sec. 6. The officers of said corporation shall consist of a presi- 
dent, and such otlier officers and directors as the by-laws may re- 
quire. The number of directors in the aggregate shall not be less 
than five nor more than nine, of which the president shall be a 
member ex-officio. 

Sec. 7. Any two of the three first named corporators in this act 
may call the first meeting of said corporation, by giving written 
notice of the time and place of said meeting at least ten days be- 
fore said meeting, by depositing the same in a post-office in this 
state, postage paid, addressed to each corporator, or by delivering 
the same in hand, or leaving the same at his last and usual place 
of abode : provided, however, that such first meeting may be held 
without such notice, by the agreement of two thirds of said cor- 
porators ; and all the doings at said meeting so held by agreement, 
to winch said two thirds shall give their assent by signing the 
record of said meeting, shall be valid and binding on said corpora- 
tion. 

Sec. 8. Said corporation shall, before commencing to use said 
dam or dams, file a bond with the judge of probate for said county 
of Coos in the sum of twenty thousand dollars, with sufficient 
sureties to tlie satisfaction of said judge of probate, as security for 
the payment of any final judgment which may be recovered against 
said corporation for damage done to riparian proprietors by flowage 
caused by said dams. 

Sec. 9. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this law 
when in their opinion the public good requires it ; and the same 
shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 19, 1876.] 



Authorized to 
erect dams. 



Limitation as to 
real estate. 



Capital stock. 



By-laws. 



Officers. 



First meeting. 



Corporation to 
file bond to se- 
cure payment 
of damages. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Qd-i 



Chapters CLXIV, CLXY. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER CLXIY. 

AN ACT IN AIMEXDMEXT TO THE ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE 
THE EASTERN RAILROAD IN NEW HAMPSHIRE," APPROVED JUNE 18, 1836. 



Section 
1. Repealing clause. 



Shotion 
2. Takes effect— when. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect- 
Vv'heu. 



Be it enacted hij the Senate and House of Ilepresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. So much of the act incorporating the Eastern Eail- 
road in New Hampshire, as provides for tlie manner in which the 
stockhohlers shall be entitled to vote at the meetings of the mem- 
bers of said corporation, as is inconsistent with the provisions of 
the existing laws of the state npon that subject, is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. Tbis act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



CHAPTER CLXV. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SACO WATER POWER COMPANY. 

Section I Section 

1. corporation empowered to hold real es- 2. Subject to repeal, 
tate in this state. | 



Corporation 
empowered to 
hold real estate 
in this state. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Be it enacted ly the Senate and House of Pi.epresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That the Saco Water Power Company, a corporation 
established in the state of Maine, is hereby fully authorized and 
empowered to hold, enjoy, improve, sell, and dispose of, at pleasure, 
any real estate and rights and interests therein which it has here- 
tofore or may hereafter acquire in this state by purchase, or any 
conveyance thereof to it. 

Sec. 2. This act shall be subject to amendment or repeal, and 
shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



1876.] 



Chapters CLXVI, CLXVII. 



695 



CHAPTER CLXVI. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE MANCHESTER HORSE RAILROAD. 



Section 
1. Charter coutiuuetl. 



Section 
2, Takes effect — wlieu. 



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



Section 1. The charter of the Manchester Horse Railroad, charter cou- 
granted June session, 1864, and extended June session, 1869, is 
hereby revived and continued in force, and the time for the comple- 
tion of the same is hereby extended to the thirty-first dav of Decem- 
ber, 1881. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes eflect- 

[ Approved July 20, 1876.] 



when. 



CHAPTER CLXVn. 



AN ACT TO ENABLE THE MOUNT WASHINGTON HOTEL COMPANY TO FUND ITS 

DEBTS. 



Section 

1. Corporation may issue coupon bonds se- 
cured by mortgage. 



Section 
2. Takes effect— wli en. 



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



Section 1. The Mount Wasliington Hotel Company, a corpora- corporation 
tion duly established by the laws of the state of New Hampshire, pou'bomfs se"-"' 
and doing business at Carroll in the county of CorJs, is hereby c«re'i ^.y i"ort 
authorized and empowered, at any legal meeting of its stockholders 
duly notified and held for that purpose witliin two years from the 
passage of this act, to fund its debt now existing, or what may 
accrue within the said term of two years, not exceeding thirty 
thousand dollars, by issuing bonds, with coupons attached, se- 
cured by mortgage of its real estate in said Carroll, and payable 
at such times and with such rate of interest as said corporation 
may determine. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



Takes effect— 
when. 



696 



Chapter CLXYIII. 



[1876. 



CHAPTER CLXVIII. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR COMPLETING THAT PART OF THE SUN- 
COOK VALLEY RAILROAD BETWEEN HOOKSETT AND SUNCOOK. 



Sectio^t 
1. Time for completing railroad extended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Time for com- 
I>leting railroad 
extended. 



Takes 
when. 



effect — 



Section 1. That the time for completing that part of the Sun- 
cook Yalley R.aih'oad between Hooksett and Suncook be extended 
to the thirty-first day of December, 1881, and that the directors of 
said railroad be authorized to cause the part of said railroad as 
aforesaid to be again located, and the land damages appraised, and 
such other proceeding had as may be necessary for the completion 
of said part of said road, under the provisions of existing laws. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 20, 1876.] 



STATE OF ITEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Secretary op State's Office, 
Concord, September 12, 1876. 

I hereby certify that the acts and resolves contained in this pam- 
phlet have been compared with the originals in this ojffiice, and 
found to be correctly printed. 

B. F. PRESCOTT, 

Secretary of State. 



10 



INDEX 



m 



IC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS, 



PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1876. 



Page. 

Abduction of female child, penalty for 58G 

Adams, Ebenezer G., address for removal of G^il 

■Address for the removal of officers in Rockingham 621 

Strafford 620, 622 

Belknap 619 

Carroll 619 

Merrimack 623, 625 

Hillsborough 624, 026 

Cheshire * 622 

Sullivan 620 

Grafton 621 

Coos 622 

Adjutant-general's department, clerk's salarj' 603 

Agricultural College 616 

Aliens, naturalization of 590 

American Asylum 608 

Apportionment of iiublic taxes 591-597 

Appropriations at town-meetings regulated 558 

by joint resolutions 601-618 

for celebrating 4th of July, 1876, authorized 557 

Arms, military, safe keeping of •'''79 

Asylum for the insane, committee to investigate 609 

Atkinson town-meeting, 1876, legalized 591 

Auditors, fees of 582 

Babbitt, John W 617 

Bailey, E. C 617 

Barnes, Walter B 614 

Barney, John W 615 

Bartlett, John P., address for removal of 624 



700 Index. [1876. 

Bedel, Hazen, address for removal of 622 

Bixby, P. P 616 

Blind persons 608 

Carleton, Harvey, address for removal of 622 

Carroll county, clerk's office and records of 589 

Caverly, Charles F., 611 

Cemeteries, towns may accept donations for care of 581 

Centennial exhibition 612 

Chaplain to state prison, salary of 603 

Cheney, Fred. W 617 

Circuit court abolished 573 

Clarke, J. B 617 

Clark Institution 608 

Clark, Lewis W., address for removal of 624 

Clark, S. C " 617 

Clark, Warren, address for removal of 625 

Clough, Lucian B., address for removal of 624 

Cobb, Samuel W. , address for removal of 620 

Cogswell, Leander W 618 

College of Agriculture 616 

Comins, George T., prison contractor 613 

Commissioners on new prison, pay of 615 

Constitutional convention 577, 578, 609 

Contingent expenses of governor 602 

Convention for revising constitution 577, 578, 609 

Convict labor, contract for 613 

Cooper, J. B 017 

Coos county probate court, time and place of holding 567 

Coroners' inquests, expenses of 569 

Costs in criminal prosecutions, when chargeable to county 564 

■~ Councillor districts reorganized 563 • 

Councillors, per diem of 589 

County commissioners, costs of proceedings before 560 

Cram, Benjamin L., address for removal of 623 

Crowley, Timothy B., address for removal of 624 

Cummings, C. E 617 

Dana, Slyvester, address for removal of 625 

Deaf mutes 608 

Dickey, Jonathan H., address for removal of 620 

Dog tax, surplus revenue derived from, how applied .509 

Door-keepers •. 617 

Doors to railroad depots 583 

Dow & Wheeler 615 

Dargin, George E., address for removal of 620 

Easton in senatorial district 12 599 

town of, constituted 584, 585 

Edes, Samuel H., address for removal of 620 

Elections, purity of, promoted 599 

Electors of president, pay of 603 

Emerson, Frank, address for removal of 620 

George XL, address for removal of 622 

Emery, Derostus P 606 

Engrossing clei'k 617 

Evans, D. P 617 

Equipments, military, safe keeping of 579 

Farmer, A. B 617 

Fernald, W. H. K 614 

Fififld, Andrew C, address for removal of 623 

Fire insurance companies, conditions of admission of, to do business 564 

Fish commissioners, address for removal of 623 



1876.] Index. 701 

Fish-culture encouraged 598 

Fisher, Samuel C 614 

Flanders, William W. , address for removal of 625 

Floating timber, damages by, how adjusted and collected 562 

Foss, EVerett O 614, 618 

Fountain for state house yard 6U6 

General Statutes, cliapter 53 of, amended 577 

Gilford, part of Laconia annexed to 571 

Goodell, David 11 610 

Gosporfc annexed to Rye 586 

Grafton county probate court 588 

Green's Grant, appropriation to repair roads in 605 

Haley, Benjamin F., address for removal of 624 

Levi T., address for removal of 619 

Hayes, Joseph 614 

Health, preservation of, act repealed 588 

Hey wood, Henry, address for removal of •'>22 

Highways, costs of proceedings relating to, how adjusted 560 

PlillsViorougli county probate court 583 

Holt, James, address for removal of 620 

Hunnewell, William M. , address for removal of 621 

Hussey. Silas, address for removal of 620 

Hntch'ins, Abel 617 

Independent Statesman, non-resident taxes to be advertised in 573 

Jameson, Nathan C 607, 610 

Jenkins, Lewis 617 

Jewell, John W., address for removal 620 

Judges of probate not to take fees in certain cases 587 

Judkins, Edwin, address for removal of 625 

Kimball, Edward P., address for removal of 620 

Laconia, part of, annexed to Gilford 571 

Landaff divided 684 

Law reporter, address for removal of 624 

Legro, Samuel H., address for removal of , 622 

Leighton, C. H 617 

Libbey Charles O 614 

License to showmen, fee for 568 

to transient traders, fee for 568 

Lincoln classed with Livermore 560 

Livermore, town of, incorporated 559 

Logs, floating, damages by, how settled 562 

Mace, J. H 617 

Map, relief, of state, appropriation to procure 04 

Married women, civil disabilities of, partially removed ^80. 

Martin's Location, appropriation to repair roads in '^05 

Mason, Samuel K., address for removal of ^20 

Merrimack county probate court '^98 

Militia, efficiency of, promoted 579 

Morrill, Harrison 610 

Morrill & Silsby 617 

Moses, John G., address for removal of 621 

Names changed 626-628 

National Bank of the Commonwealth, state treasurer to pay amount 

of lost coupons to 572 

Naturalization of aliens 590 

Newmarket, boundary line of, and taxation of property in 570 



702 Index. [Ib76. 

Non-resident taxes, in what papers to be advertised 573 

Normal school, appropriation to 612, 613^1--^ 

continued 575 

secretary of trustees 575 

trustee at large in, discontinued 575 

Noyes, Oliver H., address for removal of 623 

Page Calvin, address for removal of 621 

Samuel T. , address for removal of 020 

Pages 617 

Pearson, C C & Co 617 

Pirkerel not to be put into certain waters 558 

Pierce, Thomas P., address for removal of 624 

Pillsbury, George A 617 

Pinkham Notch road, appropriation to repair 604 

Pitman, G. W. M., address for removal of 619 

Police courts, jurisdiction of, enlarged 570 

Portraits, thanks for. . .-.^^ 601 

Prescott, B. F 617 

Probate court, Coos county, times and place of holding 567 

Grafton county 588 

Hillsborougli county, times and place of holding 583 

Merrimack county 598 

Provincial papers, publication of continued 605 

Putnam, George ¥., address for removal of 620 

Quint, A. W 617 

Real estate, appraisal of, to be made annually 576 

invoice to be sworn to 676 

Referees, causes may be committed to 581 

compensation of 582 

Reform school 611 

Register of probate not to take fees in certain cases 587 

Republican Press Association 617 

Ricliards, Dexter 615 

Roads, Green's Grant 605 

Martin's Location 605 

Pinkham Notch, repairs of 604 

Rogers, Charles C, address for removal of 619 

Rowe, Samuel, address for removal of 621 

Russell, Moses C, addresfe for removal of 620 

Rye, Gosport annexed to 586 

Sargent, Dana 615 

School-houses, district may grant use of, for certain purposes 587]^'^' 

Senatorial districts reorganized 565 

Sergeant-at-arms 617 

Shepard, A. F 617 

Shirley, John M., address for removal of 624 

Showmen, fee for license to 568 

Sinclair, C. H 617 

Smith, T. J., address for removal of 620 

claim of 617 

South Newmarket, boundary line of, and taxation of property in 670 

Spanish cattle fever 559 

Special railroad commissioner, address for removal of 624 

Spirituous liquors, persons prohibited from taking orders for, to be 

brought into this state 580 

State house yard, appropriation to repair 606 

fountain for 6n7 

State library 601 

State Normal School, appropriation to G12, 613 

continued 575 



1876.] • Index. 703 

State Normal School, secretary of trustees 575 

trustee at large in, discontinued 575 

State prison, commissioners on new 615 

library 602 

plans for 615 

State tax provided for 676 

State treasurer to pay amount of lost coupons to National Bank of the 

Commonwealth 572 

Students' right to vote restored 566 

Superintendent of public instruction 618'-— 

Superior court of judicature abolished , . 573 

Supreme court established 573-575 

Supreme court may commit causes to referees 581 

Supreme court, power of, in trustee process 561 

Taxes, public, apportionment of 591-597 

Temperance convention 600 

Texas cattle fever 659 

Thanks for portraits 601 

Thompson, A. B 616 

Benjamin E., address for removal of 619 

Thurston, James 617 

Transient traders, fee for license to 568 

Trout, protection of 558 

Trustee, disclosure of, may be taken, when 561 

liability of, depositions as to 561 

not chargeable for earnings of minors 567 

on default, not chargeable unless 561 

Uniforms, military, safe keeping of 679 

AVadleigh, John S., address for removal of 623 

Walden, Richard, address for removal of 621 

Ward, Daniel S., address for removal of 620 

Webster, Daniel S 611 

Weeks, Nathan H., address for removal of 620 

Wentworth, Paul, address for removal of 619 

Whittemore, Bernard B., address for removal of 626 

Wiggin, Joseph F., address for removal of 621 

Wilson, Newton H., address for removal of 624 

Woodward, Don H., address for removal of 622 

Yeaton, William, address for removal of 625 

Young, James G., address for removal of 622 



INDEX 



PRIVATE ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS, 



PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1876. 



Academic School at Conway 669 

Aramonoosuc River, Upper, Improvement Company 684: 

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Concord Lodge incorporated 639 

Androscoggin River Improvement Company 675 

Ballon Association incorporated 631 

Brackett Academy 665 

Christian Educational Society, charter amended 652 

Concord, school district No. 20 in 656 

Concord, ward lines moved 645 

Connecticut River Valley Medical Association incorporated 635 

Darmouth Navy incorporated 643 

Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Pi Chapter of, incorporated 653 

Dover, charter of, amended 676 

Eastern R. R., in New Hampshire, charter amended 694 

Exeter Manufacturing Company incorporated 642 

Natural History Society incorporated 633 

Fairmount Military Academy incorporated 636 

First Littleton Bridge, charter amended 686 

Fuller C. C. and Joseph E., farm of 653 

Grafton County Savings Bank incorporated 673 

Hibernian U. B. Society of Rochester 630 

Kappa Kappa Kappa Society, charter amended 687 

Keene, charter of, amended 644 

water-works 634 



706 Index. [1876. 

Lebanon, board of education in high school district in 666 

Manchester, charter of. amended 678-684 

Horse R. R 695 

Massabesic Mining Company incorporated 641 

Meclianics' Savings Bank at Manchester incorporated 640 

Meredith, board of education in district 5 658 

Milan Union Meeting-House Association incorporated 632 

Motolinia Lodi;e I. O. of O. F. incorporated 668 

Mount Washington Company 695 

Nashua, charter of, amended 646-650 

police justice and clerk, salaries of 686 

New England Health and Accident Insurance Company incorporated. . . . 685 

University, charter repealed 690 

New Hampshire Centennial Home for the Aged incorporated 634 

General Hospital incorporated 687 

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in- 
corporated 637 

Telegraph Company incorporated 691 

Newmarket, prudential school committee in district No. 1 657 

North Stratford Dam Company incorporated 692 

Odd Fellows Building Association 629 

Pemigewasset Fire Insurance Company incorporated 669 

Peterborough & Hillsborough R. R 689 

Portsmouth & Dover Railroad 655 

charter amended 659-665 

Trust and Guarantee Company, charter amended 650 

Richmond, school districts in, united 657 

Saco Water Power Company 694 

Savings Bank Grafton county 673 

Mechanics' 640 

Wolfeborough Junction 671 

Second Littleton Bridge 654 

Souhegan Falls Mills incorporated 667 

Sullivan Savings Institution 629 

Suncook Valley R. R 696 

Thornton Bridge incorporated 690 

Upper Ammonoosuc River Improvement Company 684 

Wolfeborough Junction Savings Bank incorporated 671 

Woman's Temperance League of Portsmouth incorporated 638 



GENERAL INDEX. 



INDEX 



TO THE 



D 



BLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS 



ENACTED FROM 



JUNE SESSION, 18T2, TO JUNE SESSION, 1876, INCLUSIVE. 



The laws indexed are paged as follows : 

Laws of 1872 from page o to page 129, inclusive. 

1873 " 1-13 to i^age 255, inclusive. 



1871 


K 


209 


i; 


420, 


1875 


U 


437 


i( 


543, 


1876 


U 


557 


i( 


090, 



In the annual indexes very little uniformity prevails in the classificatiou of 
statutes as public and private. In preparing this general index, the reporter 
has made an effort to approximate to a uniform system, and has adopted the 
following : 

All city, railroad, and telegraph charters, and amendments thereof, and all 
changes of municipal boundaries, although usually printed in the pamphlets 
among the private statutes, are here indexed as public laws ou account of 
their public or quasi public character, and because in many instances they em- 
brace provisions of general interest and application. All resolutions for the 
payment of claims, special enactments changing individuals and estates for 
school or other limited purposes, and all special legislation relating to pi'ivate 
corporations, are classed as private. This is not claimed to be an absolutely 
correct classification, but only as the best that could be done under the una- 
voidable circumstances of haste in the preparation of this index. 

DovEU, November, 1876. 



710 General Index. [1876. 

Page. 

Abatement of actions 41 

Abduction of female child, penalty for 586 

Academy, may be contracted with 319 

Accounts, financial, of towns 25 

of sheriffs 161 

of clerks of courts 297 

of county officers, to be audited 39 

of adjutant-general 357 

Actions, civil, amendments in 37 

for torts, abatement in 41 

Adams, Ebenezer G., address for removal of 621 

Addresses for removal of sheriffs 59 

officers in Rockingham 371, 621 

St.afford. 368, 370, 372, 373, 374, 620, 622 

Belknap 369,371, 619 

Carroll 366,619 

Merrimack 367, 368, 372, 623, 625 

Hillsborough 367, 624, 626 

Cheshire 365, 371, 622 

Sullivan 620 

Grafton 369, 371,621 

Coos 366, 622 

superintendent of public instruction 367 

adjutant-general 372 

fish commissioners 373, 623 

pilot commissioners 621 

state reporter 624 

special railroad commissioner 624 

Adjutant-geneual, salary of 273 

accounts of 357 

clerical expenses of 477, 603 

to procure receipts for military stores 486 

Administuators for persons believed dead 27 

power of, to arbitrate and compromise 17, 18 

Adoption of children 145 

Advertising non-resident taxes 270, 352 

Agriculture, college of 40, 61 

lectures on 56 

state board of, in addition to act establishing 11, 13 

report of 365 

Agricultural college, appropriati"n for 363, 616 

farm superintendent to be appointed 616 

Agricultural reports, printing and distribution of 467 

Aliens, naturalization of 276, 280, 285, 298, 590 

Allen, W. II. II,, address for removal of 365 

Aldricii, Edgar, address for removal of 366 

Alpine house exempted from taxation 446 

Amendment in trials of civil suits 37 

verbal ■ 577 

American asylum 180, 60S 

Animals, fines imposed for cruelty to, to go to society prosecuting 283 

justices' jurisdiction in cases of cruelty to 283 

fur-bearing, protection of 297 

domestic, diseases of 12 

cruelty to 283 

Annual reports of state officers and institutions 31 

when furnished to printer 351 

when printed 351 

Antietam, battle-field of 52, 53 

Apothecaries, neglect of, to register, penalty 443 

registered, may keep spirituous liquors 443 

to procure certificate of qualification 442 

Appraisal of projjerty for taxation 33, 315, 462, 576 

Apportionment of public taxes 5-11, 591-597 



1876.] General Index. 711 

Appropriation for deaf, dumb, and blind 50, 181, 361, 484, 608 

for American asylum at Hartford 180, 3G1 , 608 

for historical society 54, 183 

for reform school 50, 186, 484, 611 

for New Hampshire Medical School 182 

for normal school 50, 188, 357, 468, 469, 613 

for Perkins Institute at Boston 1 80 

for prison library 185, 359, 477. 602 

for Prisoners' Aid Society 181 

for re-framing portrait of Washington 179 

for roads 57, 58, 183, 184, 185, 360,364,472, 473, 475, 479, 

604, 605 

for state library 54, 183, 361, 468, 601 

for agricultural college 61, 363, 473, 616 

for contingent expenses of the governor. 55, 180, 361, 467, 602 

for marking soldier's graves. 5"2, 53 

for repairing AVeare monument 374 

for fencing Duston monument 482 

for purchasing stock of centennial board of finance 483 

for participating in centennial exhibition at Philadel- 
phia. 486 

for defraying expenses of constitutional convention 609 

for promoting interests of the state at centennial exhibi- 
tion 612 

for making hydrographic survey 52 

for improvement of state bouse and yard 55, 606 

for surveying line between this state and Maine 379 

for providing fountain for state house yard 606 

for defraying expenses of presidential electors 603 

at town meetings regulated 558 

for celebrating 4th of July, 1876, authorized 557 

for salary of chaplain of state prison. . 52, 180, 363, 478, 603 

Arbitration and compromise by executors, &c 17, 18 

Armories, rent of, limited 318 

arrears of, rent of 486 

Arms, military, safe-keeping of 579 

Arsenals, sale of 54 

Assessment of public taxes 5-11, 591-597 

of taxes in towns to be made annually 576 

Assessors (see selectmen) 345 

Assignment of wages 147 

Associations, voluntai-y 17 

Asylum for insane, lands connected with 42 

autliorized to borrow money 310 

inmates of 348 

committee to investigate 609 

Athenaeum, Portsmouth, statutes and journal to 33 

Atherton, Mrs. Anne, tiianks to 471 

Atkinson town-meeting, 1876, legalized 591 

Attorneys for insurance companies 36 

to be qualified before admission to practice 35 

Auditors to be appointed by county conventions 39 

fees of 582 

Badger, Joseph, thanks to 178 

Banks (see savings banks) 321 

Bankruptcy of partnersliiii, no precedence to special partners 451 

Bark, taxation of 162 

Bartlett, Josiah, thanks to 178 

Bartlett, John P., address for removal of 624 

Bartlett's pond, protection of fish in •• 317 

Bass, black, protection of 285 

Battery, First N. II., exchange of guns 474 

Batchelder, D. C-, address for removal of 369 

Bears, bounty for killing 455 



712 General Index. [1876. 

Beaver, preservation of 297 

Bedel, Hazen, address for removal of 622 

Beggaus, punishment of 440 

Belknap Savings Bank, tax remitted to 481 

county, probate court in 162 

Bell, Charles II., thanks to 178 

Bethleiieji, certain territory in Grafton county annexed to 150 

Beede, D. G., address for removal of 367 

Betterments, allowance for 461 

Blankets, in quarter-master's department, donated to reform school 57 

Black bass, taking of, prohibited 439 

Blind, appropriation for 50, 181, 361, 484, 608 

Birds, eggs and young' of, protected 151 

preservation of 297, 456 

song, protection of 298 

insectivorous, protection of 298 

Bribery in elections prohibited 599, 600 

Bridgewatp:r authorized to send a representative 466 

Briefs in supreme court 26 

prevailing party may recover costs for, when 155 

Boats, fishing, to be registered ^ 320 

^ registration of, not required 454 

IBoNDS, state, may be registered 324 

how transferred 324 

interest on, how paid 324 

to the judges of probate 290 

and coupons, destruction of 168 

Board of agriculture, vacancies in, how filled , 11 

rooms of 11 

records of 12 

secretary of, his duties and salary 11-13 

Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad, bonds and mortgages relating to 

White Mountain Railroad legalized 74 

Boston & Lowell Railroad, authorized to unite with Nashua & Lowell 

Railroad 347 

Blackwater River Railroad, charter extended 535 

Boundary, state, eastern survey of, authorized 179 

Bounty, how and when paid to recruits 30, 31 

Brown, M. S., address for removal of. . . •*• 369 

BucKMiNSTER, D. W., address for removal of 370 

BuRNiiAM, II. E., address for removal of 368 

Burglary, punishment of 286 

Breaking buildings, punishment of 286 

Builders' lien 452 

Campton, claim of 353 

Canada, books for 360 

Carroll county, salary of register of probate, &c 174 

clerk's office and records of 589 

probate courts in 40 

Cattle, impounded on Sunday 35 

protection of, against fever 559 

Chaplain of state prison, salary of 52, 180, 363, 478, 603 

to house of representatives, pay of 483 

Classing of towns for election purposes 283, 459, 560 

Change of names by probate courts 43 

Claremont & White River Junction Railroad incorporated 69, 70 

Clark Institution 608 

Crawford's Grant classed for election purposes 459 

Craavford's Purchase classed for election purposes 459 

Clarksville, tax of, 1871, may be legalized, how 153 

Cherry Mountain Road 58 

Cheshire county, probate courts in 42 

Cemeteries and parks, public 176 

towns may accept donations for care of 581 



1876.] General Index. 713 

Cemetery corporations to bold funds in trust 286 

Clerks of courts, accounts of 297 

Clerk, house of representatives, pay of 482 

Clerk-hire in treasury department 129, 180 

of adjutant-general 477, 603 

Centennial board of finance 483 

exhibition at Philadelphia 187, 486, 612 

Cherokee cattle, introduction of, regulated 559 

Check-lists, oaths on back of 14, 15 

Center Harbor, part of Meredith annexed to 164 

Circuit Court, established 340-343 

abolished 573 

trials in, regulated 460 

City of Keene, act to establish 231-233 

officers, uniform for 26 

council not to alter wards 302 

vacancies in, to be filled by new election 308 

marshal not to act as attorney 457 

savings banks, tax remitted to 475 

Civil suits, amendments in 37 

Children, adoption of 145 

enumeration of 309, 444 

CiLLEY, Bradbury Poor, thanks to 178 

Joseph, thanks to 178 

Criminal cases, recognizance in 163 

Coast survey. 32 

CocHECiio river, fish in 45 

College of Agriculture, funds of 40 

appropriations to 51, 363, 473, 616 

Cobleigh's pond, penalty for taking fish from 447 

CoMiNS, George T., prison contractor 613 

Commercial fertilizers, sale of, regulated 13, 14, 157 

Commission of pharmacy, appointment and duties of 442 

fees of 443 

Collectors of taxes to account monthly 331 

Committee rooms, plan> and estimates for 182 

Commons and parks, ho .v laid out and discontinued 289 

Compensation of police justices 41 

of secretary of state 27, 28 

Compromise by executors, &c 17, 18 

CoNANT, John, thanks to 53 

Contingent expenses of the governor 55, 180, 361, 467, 602 

Contract for labor at prison 353, 618 

Commissioners on diseases of animals 12 

on new prison, pay of 615 

Concord, superintendent of scliools in 290 

& Claremont Railroad, past issue of bonds and mortgages legal- 
ized 496 

& Rochester Railroad, time extended 275 

Constables, power of, in service of writs, &c., limited 444 

not to act as attorneys 457 

Constitutional convention 471 , 577, 578, 609 

Convict labor, contract for 353, 613 

Convention for revising constitution 471, 577, 578, 609 

Coos county, probate courts in 453, 567 

Coroners' inquests, when holdeu &c 173 

expenses of 569 

Corporations, voluntary 22 

v/rits served on, how 152 

directors of, to reside in state 287 

may be sureties on private bonds, 290 

Costs of laying out highways 41 

to be recovered by prevailing party furnishing brief 155 

in trustee actions, how adjusted 561 

in criminal prosecutions, when chargeable to county 564 

11 



714 General Index. [187G. 

'""' Councillor districts reorganized 158, 563 

CouNCiLLOKS, per diem, and mileage of 480, 589- 

CouKTY commissioners, accounts of 30 

reports of , 45f> 

costs of proceedings before 560 

Cou>!TY conventions, to appoint auditors 39 

CouxTY treasurers, accounts of 39 

Coupons and bonds, state, destruction of 168 

lost by town of Eaton 445 

National Bank of the Commonwealth 572 

Court, supreme, law terms of 26, 56 

established 573-575 

superior and circuit, established ." 340-343 

powers of '. 460 

may employ short-hand reporter 454 

abolished 573-575 

ail terms in Belknap county in Lacouia 326 

change of terms in Grafton county 334 

supreme judicial, act to facilitate decisions in 155 

opinion of 253 

of probate, to change names 43 

in Kockingham county 282 

in Belknap county 162, 32& 

in Carroll county 40, 325 

in Merrimack county 165, 437, 598 

in Hillsborough county 583 

in Cheshire county 42 

in Grafton county 154, 175, 588 

in Coos county 453, 567 

police, of Keene 274 

Manchester 280 

Nashua 284 

Concord 299 

Cruelty to animals 283 

Churches, doors of, to open outwards 453 

Colby, Ira, Jr., address for removal of 365 

Claggett, Rufus P., address for removal of 365 

Cross, David, address for removal of 367 

Currier, J. W., address for removal of 371 

Clark, Joseph, address for removal of 371 

Cochran, M. H., address for removal of 372 

Clark, Warren, address for removal of 625 

Clough, Lucian B., address for removal of 624 

Cobb, Samuel W., address for removal of 620 

Cram, Benjamin L., address for removal of 623 

Crowley, Timothy B., address for removal of 624 

Carleton, Harvey, address for removal of 622 

Clark, Lewis W., address for removal of 624 

Drains, construction of 464 

Damages for land taken for streets and sidewalks 461 

in constructing drains, how assessed 465 

Danbury, town of, annexed to Merrimack county 338 

Deaf, dumb, and blind, appropriations for 50, 181, 361, 484, 608 

Debt, floating, treasurer to issue bonds for 152 

Decoration of soldiers' graves 37 

Deer, time of killing changed 144 

Dentistry exempted from certain regulations 451 

Deposits in savings bank, taxation of 144 

Depots, doors of, to open outwards 453 

may open inwards 583 

Discharge of prisoners from jail 32, 33 

Diseases of domestic animals 12 

Distribution of estates to widows 38 

of statutes and other publications 33, 175, 326, 467 



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DiRECTOKS of corporations to reside in state 287 

Disturbance of schools 278 

DiNSMOOR, William, thanks to 178 

DixviLLE Notch road, appropriations to repair 58, 183, 472 

Dover, school districts in 44 

city charter of, amended 335, 676 

Five Cents Savings Bank, tax remitted to 470 

Dominion of Canada, books to library of 360 

Doors to public buildings 453, 583 

Door-keepers, executive council, pay of 482, 483 

house of representatives, pay of 482, 485, 617 f—/ >• 

Dog tax, surplus revenue derived from, how applied 5u9 - »> O',' 

Donations for cemeteries may be accepted by towns 581 ^ 

DusTON monument, protection of 304 

appropriation to fence 482 

DuMMER authorized to send a representative 467 

Druggists, neglect of, to register, penalty 443 

registered, may keep spirituous liquors 443 

to procure certificate of qualification 442 

Dodge, Frank S., address for removal of 367 

Dearborn, C. V., address for removal of 367 

DuRGiN, George E., address for removal of 620 

Dana, Sylvester, address for removal of 625 

Dickey, Jonathan H., address for removal of 620 

Eaton, town of, state treasurer to pay amount of lost coupons to 445 

Eastern Railroad in New Hampshire, charter amended relating to voting 

of stockholders 694 

Easton in senatorial district 12 599 

town of, constituted 584, 585 

Earnings of minor children not trusteeable 567 

Estates of deceased persons, claims against 18 

Exemption from taxation in Nashua 43 

Executors, authority of. to compromise 17, 18 

Exeter & Salisbury Railroad, authorized to issue bonds and mortgage 

franchise 312 

Elections in Nashua 61-63 

in Portsmouth 64, 65, 238 

interference of federal officers in 362 

purity of, promoted 599 

Expenses, contingent 55, 180, 361, 467, 602 

of insurance commissioner 56 

of lectures on agriculture 56 

municipal war 30, 31 

Eggs and young of certain birds protected 151 

Exeter Savings Bank, resolution in favor of 177 

tax remitted to 409 ■ 

Elwyn, Alfred Langdon, thanks to 178 

Encampments and parades of militia suspended 318 

Elkins's Grant classed for election purposes 459 

Engrossing clerk 479, 617 

Ex-parte statements not to be heard by judges 346 

Equipments, military, safe-keeping of 579 

Enumeration of children .' 309, 444 

Electors of president, pay of 603 

Eastman, Leavitt H., address for removal of 366 

Emerson, E. P. , address for removal of 368 

Edgerly, J. H., address for removal of 370 

Edgerly, D. W., address for removal of 374 

Edes, Samuel H., address for removal of 020 

Emerson, Frank, address for removal of 620 

George H., address for removal of 622 

Franconia Notch road, appropriations for 57, 184, 310, 479 

Franckstown, part of Greenfield annexed to 47 



716 General Index. [1876. 

Fraudulent election to house of representatives 316 

Females may hold certain school offices 18 

Female child,, penalty for abduction of 586 

Fertilizers, sale of, regulated 13, 14, 167 

Federal offices, interference of, in elections 362 

Fence- VIEWERS, fees of 143 

Financial accounts of towns 25 

Fires, cities and towns to provide against 36 

Fire districts 277 

Fire insurance companies, conditions of admission of, to do business. . . . 564 

Firemen, pay of 458 

First New Hampshire Battery, guns of 474 

Fish, protection of, generally 44, 45, 46, 320, 439, 446, 447, 448 

in Wheeler's reservoirs 83 

in Gregg's pond 281 

black bass and other 285 

in Bartlett's pond, repealed 317 

in Elisha Goodwin's pond 334 

Fish commissioners, duty of 320 

address for removal of 623 

■wardens, appointment and duty of 320^ 

Fishing boats to be registered 320 

Fish-ways, construction of, regulated 448 

on Winnepiseogee river 166 

FiSH-cuLTURK encouraged 598 

Floating debt, how funded 152. 

timber & logs, damages by, how adjusted and collected 562 

Fountain for state house yard 606 

Funds of college of agriculture 40 

Flint, L. T., address for removal of 368 

Farr, E. W., address for removal of 369 

Fletcher, W. W., address for removal of 373 

Flanders, William W., address for removal of 625 

FiFiELD, Andrew C, address for removal of 623^ 

Graves of soldiers, decoration of 37 

marking of 52, 53 

Game, preservation of 297 

Game birds, preservation of 298 

Gambling in railroad cars and steamboats 272 

Grafton county, certain portion of, annexed to Bethlehem 150 

probate court in 154, 175, 588 

east line of, established 457 

Greenville, constituted from Mason 28, 29 

boundary line established 161 

state tax of, abated 330 

Greenfield, portion of, annexed to Francestown 47 

Geological specimens - 185, 470 

Geologist, state, final report of, distribution, &c 172 

Great bay, netting of smelts in, prohibited 446 

Gregg's pond protection of fish in 281 

Green's Grant, appropriation for roads in 605 

General Statutes, chapter 53 of, amended 577 

Gilford, portion of, annexed to Lacouia 295 

part of Laconia annexed to 571 

GiLSUM, a portion of Sullivan annexed to 316 

Gilman, John Taylor, relatives of, thanks to 471 

Goodwin, Elisha, fish in pond of, protected 334 

GoRHAM may exempt Alpine house from taxation 446 

Groton authorized to send a representative 466 

Gosport annexed to Rye 586 

Grouse, preservation of 298 

Guardians, authority to compromise, kc 17, 18 

Gun-houses, rent of, limited 318 

Hale's Location, proportion of public tax to 167 



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Hart's Location classed for election purposes 459 

Hakes, protection of 297 

Health, preservation of, act repealed 588 

Highways, surveyors of 19 

cost of laying out 41 

repairs of, in unincorporated places 337, 465 

appropriations to repair (see Appropriations) 

costs of proceedings in relation to, how adjusted 560 

High schools may be established by a majority vote.. . ." 312 

tov/n or school district may contract for 319 

HiLLSBonouGM couuty, probate court in oS3 

& Peterborough Railroad authorized to issue bonds and 

mortgage road 75 

HisTORiCAi. society, appi-opriations for 51, 183 

Honor, roll of 187 

House of representatives, fraudulent election to 316 

HuNKiNs's pond, fish in 45 

Hydkographic survey 51, 62 

Hardy, Silas, address for removal of 365 

HoBBS, Josiah H. , address for removal of 366 

Hill, Isaac A., address for removal of 367 

Hall, Daniel, address for removal of 368 

Hazeltine, J. B. , address for removal of 372 

Haines, J. M., address for removal of 372 

Hatch, T. E., address for removal of 373 

Haley, Benjamin F., address for removal of 624 

Levi T., address for removal of G19 

Heywood, Henry, address for removal of 622 

Holt, James, address for removal of 620 

HuNNEWELL, William M. , address for removal of 621 

Hussey, Silas, address for removal of 620 

Insane (see Asylum for insane) 

paupers 54, 55 

treatment of 348 

duty of trustees and superintendent of asylum for 348 

coroner's inquest on deceased 348 

Imtounding cattle on Sunday 35 

Insurance commissioner, expenses of 56 

companies, attorneys for 36 

legal process affecting, on whom served 463 

Interest on unpaid taxes 38 

what legal, and penalty for usury 20 

Inventories, appraisal of property for 33 

Independence, anniversity of, appropriations for, authorized 5.57 

Independent Statesman, non-resident taxes to be advertised in 573 

Inquests, when holden by justices of the peace 173 

Instruction, public, superintendent of 302 

tenure of office and duties 302 

salary of 303 

report of 303 

school committees to report to. . 303 

Ikon Mountain Eailroad incorporated 71 , 72 

Jail, discharge of prisoners from 32, 33 

Judge of probate, Merrimack county, salary of 157 

Justices of the peace to hold inquests, when 173 

jurisdiction of, in cases of cruelty to animals 283 

may call town-meeting, when 438 

of superior and circuit courts 340 

powers and duties of 340-343 

salaries of 343 

of supreme court 573-575 

Judges and other magistrates not to hear ex-parte statements 346 

of probate not to take fees in certain cases 587 



718 General Index. [1876. 

Judiciary system reorganized 340-343, 460, 573-575 

Jurisdiction of police court of Keeue extended 148 

of police courts extended 570 

Jones, Joseph, address for removal of 370 

Jewell, John W., address for removal of 620 

JuDKiNS, Edvtfin, address for removal of 625 

Keene, police court of 148, 274 

city of, act to establish 531-233 

charter of, amended 644 

Kimball, Edward P., address for removal of 620 

Laconia, portion of Gilford annexed to 295 

part of, annexed to Gilford 571 

Lands connected with insane asylum 42 

Labor at state prison, contract for 353, 613 

Law terms of supreme court 26, 56 

purity in the administration of 346 

reporter, address for removal of 624 

Landaff divided 584 

Leaf tobacco, how attached 146 

Legal process, how served on foreign insurance companies 463 

Legacies for cemeteries may be accepted by towns 581 

Library, state, appropriations for 54, 183, 361, 468, 601 

of state prison, appropriations for 185, 359, 477, 602 

License, physicians' and surgeons' 450 

to showmen, fee for 568 

to transient traders, fee for 568 

LiKN of builders 452 

Limited partnerships 451 

Lincoln classed with Livermore 560 

Liquors, spirituous, law regulating sale of, amended 176 

Livermore, town of, incorporated 559 

Loan, temporary, treasurer to issue bonds for 152 

to towns, may be exempted from taxation 447 

Lobsters, protection of 272 

Lock-ups to be provided 310 

Logs, taxation of 162 

floating, damages by, how settled 562 

Lovewell's pond, fish in 46 

Lowell & Windham Railroad incorporated 305 

Lumber, taxation of 162 

Lyndeborough, portion of, annexed to Milford 150 

Legro, Samuel II., address JE"or removal of 59, 622 

Lang, David R., address for removal of 369 

Lane, E. F ., address for removal of 370 

Manchester, charter of, amended 64, 214, 278, 678-684 

& Keene Railroad authorized to increase capital stock and 

lease road 76 

authorized to increase capital, issue bonds, 

and mortgage road 241 

time of construction extended 277 

& Lawrence Railroad authorized to build a branch 307 

Horse Railroad, charter continued 695 

Marginal Railroad, in Portsmouth, incorporated 236, 237 

Marking of soldiers' graves 52, 53 

Marriage of non-residents, return of 438 

Married women, civil disabilities of, partially removed 580 

Map, relief, of state, appropriation to procure 604 

Mason, part of, constituted into Greenville 28, 29 

boundary line of, established 161 

state tax of, abated 330 

Mason, Robert M., thanks to 471 

Martin, Mrs. ISToah, thanks to 178 



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Martix's Location, appropriation for roads 605 

Mechanics' lien 452 

Medicai- register. 450 

school, appropriation for 182 

societies, to choose board of censors 449 

IMedicine, practice of, regulated 449, 450 

Meetixg-houses, repair or removal of 338 

Members of congress, salaries of, &c 18(5 

Meredith, portion of, annexed to Center Harbor 164 

proportion of public taxes 328 

Merrimack county, probate court of 105, 437, 598 

Midwifery, practitioners of, to be licensed 449 

MiLFORD, part of Lyndeborough annexed to 1.50 

Milk-cans, capacity of, fixed 149 

Militia, encampments and parades of, suspended 318 

rent of armories and gun-houses of, limited 318 

efficiency of, promoted 579 

Mink, preservation of ; 297 

Minors, &c., counsel for, how paid 173 

trustee not cliargeable for earnings of 567 

Money loaned to towns exempted from taxation 447 

Monroe, town of, to send a representative 291 

farms in Bath annexed to 327 

Monument, Duston, protection of 304 

Moose, time of killing 440 

Municipal w»r expenses 30, 31 

war loan increased, and balance of bonds destroyed 168 

Muskrats, preservation of 297 

Mason, Larkin D,, address for removal of 366 

Mathes, E. J., address for removal of 373 

Mason, Samuel K. , address for removal of 620 

Moses, John G., address for removal of 621 

Names changed 48, 49, 189, 374, 488, 626-628 

judges of probate to change 43 

Nashua, special law as to, repealed 43 

police court of 284 

charter of, amended 61-63, 234, 235, 244-246, 284, 646-650 

Acton & Boston Railroad incorporated 73, 74 

act in aid of 194, 195 

authorized to mortgage its property. 271 
& Lowell Railroad, authorized to unite with Boston & Lowell 

Railroad 347 

& Plaistow Railroad incorporated 300 

& Rochester Railroad, authorized to issue bonds, 239 

shares and bonds of, may be purchased 
and held by Worcester & Nashua Rail- 
road 524 

Nash and Sawyer's Location classed for election purposes 459 

Naturalization, repeal of act of 1868 276 

to be free 280, 285, 299 

further regulated 590 

NatjonaI. Bank of the Commonwealth, state treasurer to pay amount of 

lost coupons to 572 

New^ England Telegraph Company incorporated 107, 108 

Newport authorized to raise money for court-house, &c 34 

Newmarket, boundary line of, and taxation of property in 570 

Non-resident taxes 270, 287, 352 

in what papers to be advertised 573 

Notices required by act of 1871, chapter 2, to be posted 313 

Normal school, appropriations for 50, 188, 357, 468, 469, 613 

tuition in 455 

trustees of, appointment and duties of 16, 17 

continued 575 

secretary of trustees 575 



720 General Index. [1876. 

Normal school, truKtee at large in, discontinued 575 

Northern Railroad authorized to build extension to Bristol 77 

Telegraph Company authorized to construct line to Connecti- 
cut river, aud unite with other telegraph companies for busi- 
ness 108 

NoYES, Oliver H., address for removal of 623 

Oaths on back of check-lists 14, 15 

Offices, public, hours for opening and closing, regulated 174 

Opinion of supreme judicial court 253 

Olcott, George, Henry, and Edward, thanks to 471 

Otter, protection of 297 

Odlin, J. W., address for removal of 371 

Page, John A., thanks to 178 

Pages, house of representatives 485, 617 

Pamphlet laws, printing of 149 

Parsonages exempt from taxation 34 

Parks and cemeteries, public 176 

and commons, to be laid out or discontinued by vote of town 289 

Partridge, protection of 298 

Parties to suits, guilty of contempt in certain cases 346 

Partnerships, limited 451 

Pharmacists, registered, may keep spirituous liquors 443 

Passengers, protection of, upon railroads 344 

not to be ejected from cars, except at stations 345 

disorderly, m ay be arrested 345 

Paupers, insane 54, 55 

certain, where supported 171 

support and settlement of 439-441 

Pemigewasset Valley Railroad incorporated ' 328 

Peterborough Railroa,d authorized to issue bonds, and connecting 
railroads may subscribe for and hold its capital stock 

aud bonds 525 

& Hillsborough Railroad, charter extended, and author- 
ized to issue bonds secured by mortgage 689 

Petroleum, sale, &c., of, regulated 169 

Penalty, prosecutor to have half 285 

Persons and property, where taxed 20 

Perkins's Institute, appropriation for 180 

Prevailing party, furnishing brief in 30 days, to have cost? 155 

Pierce, Frank IL, thanks to 178 

Pickerel not to be put into certain waters 558 

taking of, prohibited 439 

Pigeons, act protecting, repealed 164 

Pike, perch, protected 285 

PiscATAQUA river, netting of smelts in, prohibited 446 

Pilotage, commissioners of 269 

Pinkham Notch road, appropriations for 183, 475, 604 

Prisoners' Aid Society, appropriation for 181 

Prescott,, B. F., thanks to 188, 352 

Police court of Keene 148, 274 

Manchester 280 

Nashua 284 

Concord 299 

fines aud forfeitures to go to towns 307 

jurisdiction of, in cases of cruelty to animals 283 

jui-isdictiou of, enlarged 570 

Poison, exposing, for destruction of animals 297 

Process, legal, when void 457 

Probate court (see Court of Probate) 

salary of judges and registers 437, 453 

Police justices, compensation of 41 

Prisoners in jail, discharge of 32, 33 

Proportion of public taxes 5-11, 591-597 



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Police oiBcers not to act as attorueys 457 

Property and persons, where taxed 20 

Portraits, thanks for 858, 601 

Portsmouth Athenasum, statutes to 33 

charter of, amended G4, 65, 238, 292, 659-665 

schools in, act relating to 225 

time of closing polls in, fixed 238 

& Dover Railroad authorized to increase capital stock 75 

authorized to connect with Portsmouth, 

Great Falls & Conway Railroad 206 

authorized to erect wharves 219 

authorized to increase capital stock 277 

authorized to issue stock to present stock- 
holders 655 

Great Falls & Conway Railroad authorized to connect 

with Portsmouth and Dover Railroad 206 

Polls in Portsmouth, time fixed for closing 238 

Police, railroad, appointment of 344 

powers and duties of 344 

to wear badge 344 

who may be arrested by 345 

compensation and liability of 345 

discharge of 345 

Porter, Gen. Fitz John, resolution in regard to case of. 359 

Protection of fish in Cocliecho river 45 

in Hunkins's pond 45 

in Lovewell's pond 46 

in Wheeler's reservoir 83 

in Gregg's pond 281 

black bass and others 285 

in Bartlett's pond, repealed 317 

in Elisha Goodwin's pond 334 

generally 320, 439, 446-448 

trout 44 

Provincial records, compilation of 364 

publication of, continued 605 

Public printing, supervisor of 19 

act in relation to I49 

Publications, state, distribution of 175 326 

Public ofiices, time of opening and closing, regulated I74 

instruction, superintendent of 302 

assemblies, protection of 453 

Prudential committee to post notices required by act of 1871 313 

Purity of elections promoted 599, 600 

Physicians to be licensed by board of censors 449 

Plumer, William L. and Nathaniel G., thanks to 178 

Parkinson, Henry, address for removal of 368 

Parsons, Daniel J., address for removal of 620 

Page, Calvin, addrei>)? for removal of 621 

Samuel T., address for removal of 620 

Pierce, Thomas P., address for removal of 024 

Pitman, G. W. M., address for removal of 619 

PuTMAN, George F., address for removal of 620 

Quail, protection of 298 

Qualifications of attorueys 35 

Quartermaster-general's department .57 

Quotas, persons counted on, to what entitled 30 

Railroad, Boston, Concord & Montreal 74 

Boston & Lowell • 347 

Blackwater River 535 

Claremont & White River Junction 69, 70 

Concord & Claremont 496 

Concord & Rochester 275 

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722 General Index. [1870, 

Railroad, Eastern, in New Hampshire 694 

Exeter & Salisbury 312 

Hillsborough & Peterborough 75 

Iron ]\Iountain 71, 72 

Lowell & Windham o05 

Manchester & Keene, 76, 241, 277 

Manchester & Lawrence 307 

Manchester Horse 695 

Marginal, in Portsmouth 236, 237 

Nashua, Acton & Boston 73, 74, ] 9i, 105, 271 

Nashua & Lowell 347 

Nashua & I^laistow 300 

Nashua & Rochester 239, 524 

Northern 77 

Pemigewasset Valley 328 

Peterborough 525 

Peterborough & Hillsborough 689 

Portsmouth & Dover 75, 206, 219, 277, 655, 65» 

Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway 296 

Rye Beach 70, 71 

Sawyer River 510 

Spicket River 301 

Swift River 331 

Suncook Valley 696 

West Amesbury Branch 72, 73 

Windsor & Forest Line 76,230,291 

White Mountains, N. H 74 

Worcester & Nashua 524 

police 344 

trains, government of, &c 166 

Randolph and Success classed 283 

Rand's pond, protection of fish in 439 

Real estate, appraisal of, to be made annually 576 

invoice to be sworn to 576 

Records, provincial, compilation of 364 

publication of, to be continued 605 

Recognizance in criminal cases 163 

Recruits to receive reimbursement fund, when 146 

Referees, superior and circuit courts may send cases to 342 

proceedings, reports and compensation of 342 

court may appoint 460 

causes may be committed to 5S1 

compensation of 582 

Reform school, appropriations for 50, 186, 484, 611 

aiding escape from, concealing, or employing runaways. . 325 

Register of probate, Carroll county, salary of 174 

Merrimack county, salary of 157 

not to take fees in certain cases 587 

Reimbursement fund apportioned to towns, how 147 

of certain persons prohibited 452 

Reimburse, towns may, in certain cases 314 

Replevin, action of, may be maintained, when 154 

in relation to suits of, duty of officer 156 

Reports, annual, of officers and institutions 31 

when furnished to printer 351 

Avheu printed 351 

agricultural, ririuting and distribution of 467 

of county commissioners 4oo 

Report, final, of state geologist ^''2 

of superintendent of public instruction 303 

of board of agriculture 365 

Repair of highways in unincorporated places 337, 465 

Reservoirs, lands may be taken for, by cities and towns 36 

Roads, repair of, among the White Mountains 57, 58, 183-185, 360, 364, 472 

473, 475, 479, 604, 605 



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Roll of honor 187 

E.YE, Gosport annexed to 586 

Beach Railroad incorporated 70, 71 

RoGEUS, E. G. , address for removal of 366 

Charles C, address for removal of 619 

RoWE, Samuel, address for removal of 59, 621 

Russell, Moses C, address for removal of 620 

Sable, protection of 297 

Salmon, time for taking, changed 448 

Salaries of members of congress, &c., resolution concerning 186 

Salary of judge of probate for Merrimack county 167, 437 

judge of probate for Coiis county 453 

register of probate for Merrimack county 127, 437 

register of probate for Carroll county 174 

register of probate for Coos county 453 

warden of state prison 167 

state treasurer 319 

adjutant-general 273 

superintendent of public instruction 303 

chaplain of state prison 52, 180, 363, 478, 603 

Savings banks regulated 23, 24 

real estate of, when taxed 24 

Nashua city, tax remitted to 475 

Exeter, resolution in favor of 177, 469 

Belknap, resolution in favor of 481 

Dover Five Cents, tax remitted to 470 

deposits in, where taxed 144 

not to be invested in certain stocks 322 

duties and powers of trustees of 23, 163 

payment of tax of 160 

taxes remitted to 469, 470, 475, 481 

treasurers, salary and duties of 23, 24, 321 

proceedings in case of neglect of 321 

interest and surplus 24 

trustees of, to make examinations and report 321 

report to be published 321 

kept with national banks 321 

penalty for embezzlement by officers of 322 

guaranty fund to be created by 322 

rate of interest and dividends 322 

funds to be kept separate 322 

stocks held by, as collateral, to be reported 322 

when assets are reduced, proceedings 322 

Sawyer River Railroad incorporated 510 

Shad, time for taking changed 448 

Shade-trees, setting out of 464 

Spanish cattle fever 559 

Stark, Charlotte, thanks to 178 

State house, improvements of -^S, 182 

new committee rooms in 182 

yard, appropriation to repair 606 

fountain for • <507 

State library, appropriations for 54, 183, 361, 468, 601 

prison, chaplain of ^y', ISO, 363, 478, 603 

improvement at • 53 

library, appropriation for 185, 359, 477, 602 

commission on new prison 302, 615 

plans for 615 

institutions and officers, reports of ^ 31 

publications, how distributed 175, 326 

tax provided for 25, 155, 323, 445, 576 

geologist, final report of, distribution, &c 172 

bonds (see Bonds, state) 

Normal School, appropriations for 50, 188, 357, 468, 469, 613 



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State Normal School, tuition in 4.55 

continued 575 

secretary of trustees 575 

trustee at large in, discontinued 575 

Reform School, appropriations for 50, 180, 484, 611 

aiding escape from, concealing or employing runaways. . 325 

treasurer, salary of 31.f> 

. to pay amount of lost coupons 445, 572 

Statutes and journals, distribution of .' . 33 

Skalers of weights and measures, duties of 458, 459 

Seats in houses of representatives, fraudulent occupation of 310 

Secretaky of board of agriculture, duties, salary, &c 11-13 

of state, compensation of, &c 27, 28 

to act as supervisor of printing 10 

to arrange minerals, &c 185 

to distribute state publications 175 

Selectmen, oath to be taken by 1-1, 15, 340^ 

to appraise real estate every fourth year 346 

punishment of, for neglect 340 

to make enumeration of children 309, 444 

to provide lock-ups 310 

^"^ Senatorial districts reorganized 159, 349, 505 

Sergeant-at-arms, house of representatives, pay of 482, 485, 617 

senate, pay of 487 

Sewerage, land taken for, &c 160 

Sheriffs, accounts of 101 

not to act as attorneys 457 

Smelts, protection of 327 

taking of, prohibited ^ 439, 440 

Special partner not to have precedence 451 

railroad commissioner, address for removal of 624 

Specie payments, resumption of 481, 487 

Stenographer may be employed in court, when 151, 454 

Streets, laying out of 461 

Sidewalks, construction of 30, 461 

Signals for coast survey 32 

Spirituous liquors, law regulating sale of 170 

who may keep 443 

persons prohibited from taking orders for. to be 

brought into the state 580 

Swine, taxation of 332 

SiMONDS free school fund exempt from taxation 289 

Smith, Jeremiah, thanks to 178 

Spicket River Railroad incorporated 301 

Swift River Railroad incorporated 331 

School districts, officers and school committees of 18 

in Dover 44 

may be reestablished 311 

may contract with academy, to form high school 319 

School-houses, lots how taken and appraised 21. 22 

doors of, to open outwards 453 

districts may grant use of, for certain purposes 587 

School privileges, changes in (see names of persons and towns, in private 

laws) 

normal (see State Normal School) 

committee to report to superintendent of public instruction 303 

number of children not attending school. . . . 309 

post notices 313 

Schools, superintendents of 39 

in Concord 290 

disturbance of 278 

Showmen, fee for license to 568 

Soldiers' graves, decoration of ^ 37 

marking of 52, 53 

South Newmarket, boundary line of, and taxation of property in 570 



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Students' right to vote 20, 275, 560 

Substitutes, reimbursement for 314 

SuNCOOK Valley Railroad, time of coustruction extended 006 

Sunday, imjaounding cattle on 35 

Superior court of judicature established 340 

act establishing, amended 460 

abolished 573-575 

Supreme court established 573-575 - 

law terras of 25, 50 

may commit causes to referees 581 

power of, in trustee process .001 

judicial court, opinion of 253 

■ abolished 340 

Success and Randolph classed 283 

Surety, corporations may be, on private bonds 290 

Superixtendext of schools 39 

in Concord 290 

of public iustruction 303, 618 

Supervisor of printing 19 

SuRGEOXs to be licensed 449 

Surgery, practice of regulated 449, 450 

Survey, coast 32 

hydrographic 51, 52 

of state line 478 

SuRVEYOit of highways 19 

of eastern boundary of state, appointment of, authorized 179 

Sullivan, John, thanks to 178 

a portion of, annexed to Gilsum 310 

Sutton, apportionment of public tax of 1872, corrected 107 

Scott, Charles, address for removal of 367 

Sanborn, W. A. , address for removal of. 373 

Shirley, John M., address for removal of 024 

SifiTir, Thomas J., address for removal of 020 

Tax, state, provided for 25, 155, 323, 445, 576 

savings banks, penalty for not paying 160 

remitted 409,470,475,481 

Taxes, highway, power of surveyor as to 19 

interest on, unpaid 38 

non-resident 270, 287, 352, 573 

tov/n may purchase land sold for 2o7 

list of, to be delivered to collector, when 352 

collector to send bill of, to owner of land 352 

public, apportionment of 5-11, 591-597 

Taxation, appraisal of property for 33, 462 

of wood, bark, logs, and lumber 162 

of swine 332 

act to equalize 345 

commission to revise laws relating to 358 

Simonds's free school fund exempt from 289 

of lands in unincorporated places. 465 

of students 275 

of persons and property 20 

loans to towns may be exempted from -J 17 

Thanks to John Conant ^ 53 

to Alfred Langdon, Elv/yn, and others 178 

to B. F. Prescott and others 352 

for portraits presented to state 358, 471, 601 

Tramps, punishment of 440 

Transient traders, fee for license to 568 

Telegraph companies. New England, incorporated 107, lOS 

Northern authorized to construct line to Connec- 
ticut river, and unite with other telegraph coui- 

panies for business 108 

Treasury department, clerk hire in 129, 180 



726 General Index. [1876. 

Treasurer, state, salary of 319 

Temperance convention 600 

Texas cattle fever 559 

Timber, floating, damages by, how settled 562 

Trials of suits, how expedited 37 

Tort, actions for, abatement in 41 

Towns, financial accounts of 25 

may purchase laud sold for taxes 287 

may reestablish school districts 311 

may reimburse citizens in certain cases 314 

may contract with academy to form high school 319 

penalty of, for illegal election of representative 316 

additional, entitled to representation 466-467 

authority of, to reimburse certain persons, revoked 452 

classed for election purposes 283, 459, 560 

liability of, to support paupers 439, 441 

loans to, may be exempted from taxation 447 

appropriations may be made at special meetings, how 558 

Town-meeting, justice may call, when 438 

Tobacco, leaf, how attached 146 

Trout, protection of 44, 558 

Trustee, disclosure of, may be taken, when 561 

liability of, depositions as to 561 

not chargeable for earnings of minors 567 

on default, not chargeable unless 561 

Trustees of savings banks, duties and powers of 23, 163, 321 

of estates 270 

of cemeteries 286 

of normal school 16, 17, 469 

Tuition in State Normal School, free to whom 455 

Tufts, Charles A. , address for removal of 372 

Thompson, Benjamin E., address for removal of 619 

Uniform for city officers 26 

military, safe keeping of 579 

United States coast survey 32 

Upton, Samuel, address for removal of 367 

Vagrants, punishment of 440 

Verbal amendment 577 

Village precinct districts may light streets 276 

Vote of students : 20, 275, 566 

Varney, John R. , address for removal of 370 

Wages, assignment of 147 

War expenses, municipal 30, 31 

loan increased, and balance of bonds destroyed 168 

Warden of state prison, salary of 167 

Wards of cities, not to be changed by city councils 302 

Washington, portrait of • 179 

Weare monument, ap])ropriation to repair 474 

West Amesbury Branch Railroad authorized to unite with West Ames- 
bury Branch Railroad in Massachusetts 72, 73 

Wheeler's reservoirs, protection of fish in 83 

Widows' shares in estates of deceased husbands 38 

Winchester, battle of 52, 53 

Windsor & Forest Line Railroad authorized to increase capital stock 

and lease road 76 

authorized to increase its board of 

directors 230 

time extended 291 

White-fish protected •^- 285 

White Mountain roads, appropriations for 57, 58, 183-185, 354-356, 360, 364 

472,473,475,479,604,605 



187G.] General Index. 727 

White Mountaius, N. II., Railroad, time for constniction extended, and 

bonds and mortgages of Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad legalized 74 

WiNNiPiSEOGEE river, fishwaj^s on 160 

Writs, service of, on corporations ' 152 

power of constables in service of, limited 4M 

Wood, taxation of 162 

Woods, Edward, thanks to 471 

WoKCESTEPv & Nashua Railroad autliorized to purchase and hold shares 

and bonds of Nashua & Rochester Railroad 524: 

WiiiDDEN, B. F. , address for removal of 3fj(i 

Whipple, J. M. , address for removal of 3fJ() 

Westgatk, Tyler, address for removal of 309 

Wellikgtox, L. , address for removal of 370 

Worcester, J. II. , address for removal of 373 

Wadleigii, John S., address for removal of 623 

Waldex, Richard, address for removal of 021 

Ward, Daniel S. , address for removal of 020 

Weeks, Nathan II., address for removal of 020 

Wentwortii, Paul, address for removal of 619 

Whittemore, Bernard B., address for removal of 026 

WiGGix, Joseph F.. address for removal of 021 

Wilson, Newton II., address for removal of 624 

Woodward, Don H., address for removal of. 022 

Yeaton, AVilliam, address for removal of 025 

Young, James G., address for removal of 622 



INDEX 



TO THE 



PRIVATE ACTS AND RESOLOTIONS 



ENACTED FROM 



JUNE SESSION, 1872, TO JUNE SESSION, 1876, INCLUSIVE, 



PAGH 

Adams, James O., and another 128 

Arlin, Augustus A 116 

Ashland Savings Bank 85, 86 

Atlantic Hotel Company 100, 101 

Association, Bar, of New Hampshire 220, 221 

Abbott, Jacob 333 

Association, Pharmaceutical, N. H 378 

Winnipesaukee Camp Meeting 380 

Alton Bay Camp Meeting 391 

Republican Press 419, 420 

AcADKMY, Andover, charter revived, 385 

Animals, Portsmouth society to pi-event cruelty to 396 

Aqueduct Company, Alpine, incorporated 396 

Applebee, D. H., claim paid 412 

Adams, Charles H 419 

Avery, Thomas D. , claim of 480 

13 



730 Gkneual Index. [1876. 

Academy, New London 493 

Northwood , 407 

Antiquarian Society, N. II., incorporated 512 

Aqueduct Company, Farmingtou, charter amended 495 

Franklin, incorporated 530 

Warner, incorporated 501 

AsHUELOT Savings Bank, charter extended 503 

Academic School at Conway GGD 

Ammonoosuc River, Upper, Improvement Company 684 

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Concord Lodge, incorporated 039 

Androscoggin River Improvement Company 075 

Bean, Nehemiah 115 

Samuel 117 

Bible Hill Aqueduct Company 95, Oft 

BoscAWEN Academy Ill 

Bridge over Little Harbor river 84 

Brown, Joseph B IIG 

BuMFORD, James S. , school privilege of 82 

Bailey Mills, name changed . . 106 

E. C. & G. G. . . ." 250 

Bar Association of New Hampshire 220, 221 

Benevolent Society, St. Patrick's 227 

Benton, J. H,, Jr 249 

Bridge over Little Harbor river, act amended 226 

Bath and Monroe 327 

Bunker, James M 288 

Brown's Lumber Company incorporated 398 

Bank, Farmingtou 405 

Bridge Company, Stratford Hollow 407 

Bridge, Portsmouth, purchase of 410 

Brewster, Lewis W 415' 

BuRNMAM, James M 418, 482 

Bailey, E. C. & G. G 419, 420 

E. C 483, 017 

B.\RI5AR06SA Lodge, German Order Harugari, incorporated 407 

Benevolent Society in Dover : 527 

Blackavater River Railroad, charter extended 535 

Blodgett, Isaac N 54S 

BoscAWEN, school district seven in, authority to light its streets 518 

BiXBY, P. P GIG 

Babbitt, John W 617 

Barnes, Walter B 614 

Barney, John W 615 

Ballou Association incorporated 631 

Brackett Academy 665 

Canaan and Enfield 1 17 

Canterbury and Loudon 116 

Chase, William M 124 

Cheshire Provident Institution 66 

Claremont Junction Union Camp Meeting Association 109 

CociiECHo Savings Bank 91-93 

CoLEBROOK and Stewartstown 82 

Cole Manufacturing Company OG, 97 

Conant High School 84, 85 

Camp Meeting, Hedding, charter amended 228 

Church, First Baptist, in Milford, admission of members regulated 228 

Cheney, F. W 250 

Chichester authorized to raise fund for high school 233 

Clarke, John B 250 

CoLEBROOK, school districts in 213 

Colujibia, school districts in 213 

Concord, city of, sewerage in 2H0, 201 

Conway J^and and Lumber Company 226, 227 



1876.] General Index. 731 

Ckowell, II. P 250 

Chichester, votes of, in regard to high school, ratified 315 

Canaan, land in, annexed to Enfield for schooling 323 

Claiiksville, farm in Pittsburg, annexed to 330 

Camp Meeting Association, Winnipesaukee 380 

AHon Bay 391 

'Christian Educational Society, act to incorporate S81 

Congregational Sabbath-school, Winchester 383 

Columbian Manufacturing Company 385 

Cruelty to Animals, Portsmouth Society 396 

Catholic Total Abstinence Society, St. Mary's 400 

Concord Manufacturing Company 410 

Connor, Daniel 413 

Clarke, John B., and others 416 

Carlton & Harvey 416 

Clark, S. C 416 

Caverly, Charles F 417 

Clapp, Allen N 417 

Currier, Denison 418 

Rev. John 419 

Crawford, George T 483 

Cheney, Fred W '. 483 

Colbath, George W 483 

Cooper, John B 485 

CoRSER, David S 479 

CuMMiNGS, Charles E 485 

Currier, D 482 

Camp-meeting Association, White Mountain, incorporated 519 

Charlestown village precinct authorized to remove snow from side- 
walks 503 

Colebrook and Dixville 508 

Caverly, Charles F 611 

Cummings, C. E 617 

Cheney, Fred W 617 

Cooper, J. B 617 

Clarke, J. B 617 

Clark, S. C 617 

Cogswell, Leander W 618 

Christian Educational Society, charter amended 652 

Concord, school district No. 20 in 656 

Concord ward lines moved 645 

Connecticut River Valley Medical Association incorporated 635 

Davis Manufacturing Company 83 

Dennis, Joshua 116 

Dublin and Harrisvillc 115 

Davis, George W 203 

Derry and Lebanon, additional sums for reimbursement authorized 230 

Districts, school, in Weare, act amended 238 

Dover Landing Aqueduct Company, charter amended 243 

Dover and Rollinsford 288 

Deerkield, farms in, annexed to Nottingham for schooling 304 

DuRH.\M, part of school district in, annexed to Newmarket 317 

Dover Building Association may increase capital 496 

Five Cents Savings Bank 520 

Guaranty Savings Bank incorporated .539 

Point, N. H., Monument Association incorporated 528 

Dixville and Colebrook 508 

Dow & Wheeler 615 

Dartmouth Navy incorporated 643 

Delta Kappa P^psilon Fraternity, Pi Chapter of, incorporated 6.53 

Eastman, Edson C 124 

Elliott, Miss Emma 119 

Enfield and Canaan 117 



732 General Index. [1876- 

Engrossing cierk 122 

Eastman, Eclson C. 247, 250 

Elliott, Emma 250 

Emerson, Benjamin D., etablishes Hampstead High School 191 

Engrossing clerk 249 

Epping Savings Bank 197, 19S 

Eastman, Benjamin F 108^ 

Emerson, Moses W 323 

Enfield and Canaan 32-) 

Educational Society, Chi-istian, act to incorporate .... 381 

Emerson, Isaac 413 

Evans, D. P 419 

Eames, Henry and James C 528 

Eastman, Edson C 542 

Epping Central Cemetery 505 

Evans, I). P ' 485, 617 

Emery, Derostus P 006 

Exeter Manufecturing Company incorporated G42 

Natural History Society incorporated 633 

FiTzwiLLi a.ai and Troy S3 

Felker, Martin V. B 123 

and others 120 

Fire district in Littleton 113 

Fletcher, John IIG 

Fogg, A. J., and others 127 

Foster, George J., and others 125 

H. B 126 

Farmer, A. B 250 

Fire district in Pittsfield, act amended 208 

precinct of Lebanon Centre, act to ratify doings 214 

FiTZWiLtiAM, school district in 203 

FoLGER, Allen 247 

Forest Mills Company 199, 200 

Free Masons, Mount AVashiugton Lodge of 206, 207 

Follansbee, Joseph J 323 

French Canadian Society, Concord 379 

Free Masons, Franklin Lodge, act to revive 384 

Mt. Washington Lodge, act to revive 384 

Freewill Baptist Printing Establisluneiit 391) 

Farmington Bank 405 

Farmer, A, B 414 

Oscar G 41& 

Foster, George J. &: Co 416 

Frost, Abner 417 

FooTE, James L 479 

Fisher, Samuel C '. 014 

Foss, Everett O 614, 618 

Fairmount Military Academy incorporated 636 

First Littleton Bridge, charter amended 686 

Fuller, C. C. and Joseph E. , farm of 653 

Farmer, ^Vugustns B 485 

Oscar G 482 

Farmington Aqueduct Company, charter amended 495- 

Fire Insurance Company, Indian Head 526 

First Baptist Keligious Society authorized to issue bonds 491 

Franklin Aqueduct Company 530 

Wood Board Company incorporated 512 

Farmer, A. B 617 

Fernald, W. H. K 614 

Goodale, John II 27, 28 

GovE, N. W 28 

GoRiiAM Five Cents Savings Bank 93-95 

G HisT-MiLL in Whitefield 113 



1876.] General Index. 733 

Gas Company, Portsnioulh, authorized to extend wharf 225 

Gyiinastical and Turuvereia School at Manchester 198 

Guee>;land and Stratham 809 

Granitic State Fire Insurance Company 800 

Grafton Lumber Company 402 

Guaranty Savings Bank 403 

GoFFSTOWN, board of education in school district number one in , . 522 

Granges of Patrons of Husbandry, how incorporated 506 

Granite State Lodge, Independent Order of Red Men incorporated. . . . 499 

Guaranty Savings Bank at i^ashua n'?:> 

GoODELL, David H 610 

Grafton County Savings Bank incorporated 67o 

Hakrisvillk and IMarlborough 46 

Hampton and Hampton Academy 102 

Hanover Gas Light Company 105 

Harrisville, farms in 115 

Harvey & Morgan Carriage Manufacturing Company 108, 107 

Haverhill, school district in 112 

Hoitt, Charles W 122 

Hotel in Lebanon 114 

Hotel in Mont Vernon 112 

Hubbard, Rev. Charles S 123 

Hampstead High School, trustees of 191, 192 

Harris viLLE, taxes of 1871 legalized 229 

Hayes, Charles C 199 

Hedding Camp Meeting Association, charter amended 228 

High School in Chichester 233 

Hillsborough Mills 195, 1 96 

Hoitt, Charles W 249 

HoLLis, additional reimbursement to 240, 241 

Hotel Company, Oceanic 243, 244 

Howard Benevolent Society at Portsmouth, act amended 192 

Hubbard, Charles L., chaplain 248 

Hospital in Manchester 214 

High School in Chichester, votes legalized 315 

Hardy, Silas 335 

HopKiNTON and Warner 335 

Hibernians, Ancient Order of. Lodge No. 2, Nashua ." .378 

Manchester 392 

1, Nashua 393 

Hinsdale Savings Bank 388 

Hillsborough Land and Water Power Company 395 

Hotel Company, Oceanic, to issue bonds 399 

Mount Carrigain 405 

Huntley, Elisha A 417 

Ham, Joseph E., claim of 480 

Harding, Russell 483 

Hill, Edson, claims of 480 

HiLLSGROVE, Charles F., claims of 477, 480 

Huntington, J. H., paid for surveying state line 478 

Harugari, German Order of, incorporated 497 

Hibernian United Benevolent Society in Dover 527 

Hodge, Elisha E. , Dixville, farm of, annexed to Colebrook 508 

Huntley, E. A 543 

HoLLis, Abijah 010 

Hayes, Joseph 614 

Hutchins, Abel 017 

Hibernian U. B. Society of Rochester 030 

Improvement Company, Upper Connecticut and Lake 387 

Insurance Company, Granite State Fire 390 

Indian Head Fire Insurance Company 520 

Jackson, James R 125 



734 General Index. [1876. 

Jaffkey, school district in 84, 85 

Jones, William P 118, 119 

Jaffrey, town of, school districts in 205 

Johnson, Geo. P 415, 419 

Jackson, Albert, claim of 480 

Janitor, claim for extra services of, paid 482 

JuDKiNS, Edwin 487 

Jameson, Nathan C 607, 610 

Jenkins, Lewis 617 

KnOwlton, Harriet N. , school privileges of 46 

Keene to construct reservoir 65 

Kearsarge Savings Bank, charter revived 234 

Keene water-works, better protection of 237 

Key'es, Sumner 250 

Kiarsarge Summit Road Company, charter revived 222 

Kearsarge Reservoir Company incorporated 521 

Keene water-works ' 634 

Kappa Kappa Kappa Society, charter amended 687 

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 

school district in 114 

Littleton, fire district in 113 

Loan and Trust Savings Bank 88, 89 

Loudon and Canterbury 116 

LucKE, Christian B., and others 124 

Little River Harbor, bridge over 84 

act amended 226 

Laconia Manufacturing Company 193, 194 

Ladies' Humane Society of Portsmouth 204, 205 

Lebanon and Derry, a further reimbursement authorized 230 

Centre Village fire precinct, act to ratify doings 214 

Long, C. H., and others 249 

Lumber Company, Brown's, incorporated 398 

Grafton 402 

Little, William 413 

Littlefield, Dudley C 309 

Long, C. H 414 

Locke, W. S 483 

Leigiiton, Charles II 485, 617 

Laconia, board of education in school district number one in .500 

fire precinct, name of 508 

Libbey, Charles O 614 

Lebanon, board of education in high school district in 666 

Marlborough and Harrisville 46 

Mace, Joseph H 129 

Manufacturing Company, Cole 96, 97 

Davis 83 

Harvey & Morgan Carriage 106, 107 

Nashua Car 110, 111 

Iron and Steel 110 

Page Belting 106 

Squam Falls 78, 79 

Webster Lake 98, 99, 

Woodsville 77, 78 

Metcalf, II . H., and others 125 

Mont Vernon to exempt hotel from taxes 112 

Moosilauke Mountain Road 81 

Morrill & Silsby 121 

McGaw Normal Institute 212, 213 



1870.] General Index. 735 

Mkchaxics Hall Association of jN'ew London 209 

Mekuimack Normal Institute, name changed 212, 213 

Mi-LKOKD, First Baptist Clinch in, admission of members regulated 228 

Moody, F. G 250 

Morrill & Silsby 249 

Moses, Charles E., and others 213 

Mount Washington Lodge of Free ^lasons 206, 207 

Hotel Company to fund debt 221 

MowKu, Lewis L 218 

Manchester Print Works, charter amended 239, 240 

Turnverein and Gymnastical School 198 

Print Works and Mills incorporated 242, 243 

Manufacturixg Company, Laconia 193, 194 

MouLTOx, Charles 288 

Morgan, Thomas B 323 

Monroe and Bath 827 

Manchester Print Works, name changed 877 

Maxjfacturing Company, Columbian 385 

Concord 410 

Mills, Tioga, act to incorporate 394 

Sawyer Woollen 409 

Mount Carrigain Hotel Company 405 

Mutual Benefit and Protective Society, St. Patrick's 40G 

Moody, F. G 414 

Moore & Langley 415 

]\IoRSE, Julius M 41G 

IMoRRiLL, Luther S 416 

& Silsby 419 

Mack, Henry C 419 

Mov.'ER, Lewis L 419 

l^IoNUMENT Association, N. XL, incorporation of 528, 541 

Manchester, city of, charter amended 4D9 

Print Works, charter repealed 515 

Meredith Bridge Village Fire Precinct, name changed 508 

Milford Gas-light Company incorporated. . . . .^ 538 

Moore, O. C., claim of. ". 476 

MoREY, George H 476 

Mace, Joseph H., janitor 482, G17 

Morrill & Harrison 610 

& Silsby 617 

Massaresic Mining Company incorporated 641 

Mechanics' Savings Bank at Manchester incorporated 640 

Meredith, board of education in district 5 658 

Milan Union Meeting-house Association incorporated 632 

MoTOLiNiA Lodge I. O. of O. F. incorporated 668 

Mount Washington Company 695 

Nash Steam Improvement Company 97, 98 

Nashua Car Manufacturing Company 110, 111 

Iron and Steel Company 110 

Newcastle and Rye, bridge between 84 

Nashua, city of, to construct water-works 210, 211, 212 

Nottingham, school district in 203 

and Deerfield 304 

Newmarket and Durham 317 

National Savings Bank, name changed 393 

Neal, James H 480 ' 

Nelson, Thomas M 327 

N. II. Monument Associations 528, 541 

Car Manufacturing Company 522 

Newell, John P 543 

New England University of Arts and Sciences 531 

New Hampshire Antiquarian Society incorporated 512 

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 611 

New London Academy 493 



736 General Index. [1876. 

NoRTHWOOD Academy, charter amended 497 

Nashua police justice and clerk, salaries of 086 

New England Health and Accident Insurance Company incorporated. . 685 

University, charter repealed 690 

New Hampshire Centennial Home for the Aged incorporated 634 

General Hospital incorporated 687 

Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Children incor- 
porated 637 

Telegraph Company incorporated , . 691 

Newmarket, prudential school committee in district number one 657 

North Stratford Dam Company incorporated 692 

Odd Fellows' Building Association 102 

OssiPEE and Tuftonborough 115 

Oceanic Hotel Company 243, 244 

OssiPEE, land in Wolfeborough annexed to, for schooling 313 

farms in, changed from one district to another 333 

Orphans' Home, Concord, act to incoi-porate 383 

Oceanic Hotel Company to issue bonds 399 

Oil Cloth Company, Dover 411 

O'Neil, William F 417 

Odiorne's Point, N. H., Monument Association incorporated 541 

Odd Fellows' Building Association 629 

Perkins, Hollis 47 

Pender, Michael 115 

Pendexter, George W 119 

PiiiLBRiCK, Sarah A 118 

■Phi Zeta Mu Society 101 

Pinkerton, George W., and others 121 

Plainfield, farm in 117 

Pressey, C. G 127 

Portsmouth, Howard Benevolent Society of, act amended 192 

People's Savings Bank 223, 224 

Pittsfield Aqueduct Compauv, act amended 205 

fire district in, act amended 208 

Pearson C. C. & Co 249, 418, 483, 617 

Portsmouth Gas Company authorized to extend wharf 225 

Prescott, B. F., and others 249 

Print Works and Mills, Manchester, incorporated 242, 243 

Manchester, charter amended 239, 240 

PiTTSBU RG and Clarksville 330 

Print Works Manchester, name changed 377 

Pharmaceutical Association 378 

Printing Establishment, Freewill Baptist 399 

Parkhurst, Phinehas, relief of 409 

Portsmouth Bridge, purchase of 410 

Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals 396 

Trust and Guarantv Company 401 

Page, Samuel T ". 419 

Parker, Hiram 476 

Page, Samuel T 482 

Prescott, B. F 617 

Pitcher, Charles P 476 

Pitman Manufacturing Company incorporated 504 

Pittsfield, fire district in 509 

Savings Bank, charter amended 516 

Portsmouth Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals, name changed 511 

Prisoners' Aid Society 543 

Psi Upsilon Fraternity incorporated 517 

Paige, Oliver E 518 

Patrons of Husbandry, granges of, how incorporated 506 

PiLLSBURY, George A 617 

Portsmouth Trust and Guarantee Company, charter amended 650 

Pemig!':wasset Fire Insurance Company incorporated 669 



1876.] General Index. 737 

QuiMB Y. Hosea 128 

Quint, Atherton W 485, 617 

R01.LIN8FOUD, fai-iu iu 4.7 

Reservoir, Keeiie to construct 65 

Road, Moosilauke Mountain 87 

Robinson, S. D., and others 121, 122 

Rochester Savings Bank 90, 91 

Rockingham Ten Cent Savings Bank 95 

RoLFE and Runiford Asylum 99, 100 

ROWELL, J. II 120 

Reed, Daniel H 203 

Republican Press Association 248 

Road Company, Wilraot and Kearsarge 216, 217, 218 

Kiarsarge Summit, charter revived, 222 

Roberts, C. H " • 250 

Robinson & Tilton 249 

S. D 249 

Rochester Gas-light Company 207, 208 

RoLT.ixsFORD may pay bounty to certain volunteers 229 

school district iu 199 

and Dover 289 

farms in, changed from one district to another 333 

Roberts, Joseph D 333 

Rand, William, heirs of 414 

Roberts, Charles LI 414 

Howell, Clark F 418 

Republican Press Association 419, 420 

RowELL, Clark F 482 

Raymond, George E. 483 

Republican Press Association 483, 617 

Reservou: Company, Kearsarge, incorporated 521 

River Bow Park incorporated 492 

Rochester Machine Cumpnuy 535 

Richards, Dexter 615 

Rich.aiond, school distii ts in, united 657 

Salem authorized to pay bounties 80 

Sanbornton and Tilton 116 

Sanborn Turnpike Com[)any 103, 104 

Savincs Bank. Ashland. . : .' 85, 86 

Cochecho 91-93 

Gorliam 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 

Saco & Swift River Turnpike Company 222, 223 

Salem, town of 247 

Sandy Lake Water Company 203, 204 

Savings Bank, Epping 107. 198 

Kearsarge 234 ^ 

People's '. 223, 224 

Scpuamscott 201, 202 

Sawyer Woollen Mills 215, 216 

Schools in Portsmoutli, act relating to 225 

Sewerage in city of Concord 200. 201 

Society, Ladies' Humane, of Portsmouth 204. 205 

SoMERswoRTii, doings of school ill, legalized 215 

Squamscott Savings Bank 201 , 202 

Stevens, Zelotus 250 

St. Paul's School, act of incorporation amended 215 

St. Patrick's Benevolent Society in Concord 227 

11 



738 General Index. [1876. 

SxRATiiAM and Greenland :]Q0 

Smith, Willis A ;327 

Sandwich Savings Bank .sf>, 87 

Savings Bank, Ilinsdale, act to incorporate 388 

National, act to change name of \ W-i 

Concord ;39-> 

Somersworth 401 

Guaranty lO-". 

St. ]\Iary"s Catholic Total Abstinence Society 4;)i) 

St. Patuick's Mutual Benefit Society JOG 

Stratfoud Hollow, Bridge Company 107 

Sawyer Woollen Mills, charter amended 109 

Stevens Zelotus 41 [ 

Sargent, ^Villiam ~M 41(i 

Sleeper, Jeremiah D 420 

Stiles, S. G 48:i 

Straw, James B .^ 480 

Sleeper, William F., claim of 480 

Smith, Ciiarles IT. 482 

Seabrook, town of, authorized to raise money to build school-house in 

district five oK! 

Somersworth, school district number tliree in 4f)4 

Stewart, John, Jr 537 

Sargent, Dana. 615 

Savings Bank, Asliuelot, charter extended .503 

Dover Five Cents, charter extended 520 

Guaranty, at Dover, incorporated 630 

Xashua, incorporated 533 

Pittsfield, charter amended 516 

Union Five Cents, charter amended 509 

Walpole, incorporated , 514 

SiiEi'AitL), Arthur F 485, 617 

Sinclair, C. II G17 

Smith, Thomas J 617 

Saco Water Power Company 694 

Savings Bank, Grafton county 673 

^Mechanics' 640 

Wolfeborough Junction 671 

Second Littleton Bridge 654 

Souheg AN Falls Mills incorporated 667 

Sullivan Savings Institution '. G20 

Taylor & Clough 1 27 

Thayer, Guppy, and others 12;'> 

TiLTON, and Sanbornton 116 

school district in 67 

Troy and Fitzwilliam •'^3 

TuFTONBor>ouGii and Ossipee 115 

Taxes in Ilarrisville, 1 871, legalized 229 

Trustees of Ilampstcad High School 191, 192 

Turnpike Company, Saco and Swift River 222, 223 

Tioga Mills, act to incorporate 39J 

Trust and Guaranty Company, Portsmouth 401 

Tucker, William F 419 

Thompson, A. B 616 

Thurston, llev. James 483, 617 

Thornton Bi-idge incorporated 690 

Upton, Russell 3oS 

Upper Connecticut River and Lake Improvement Company 387 

Universalist Society, Winchester, name changed 387 

Union Five Cents Savings Bank 509 

Unity- Lodge of Free Masons incorporated 491 

University of Arts and Sciences, Kew England 531 

Upper Ammonoosuc River Improvement Company G84 



1876.] GENiiJiAL Index. 739 

VoG li:r & Clough 1 i'-") 

Vaughan, O. a. J IIG 

Varnf.y, Ivory 177 

Wahnkk and Kears.arge Road Coinpaiiy l(i:5 

Wakuex to aid in constructing road Si 

Webstku Lake Company i'S, !)!) 

Whitefield, grist-mill in, to be exempt from taxation 11:) 

WiEMOT Camp-Meeting Association 7'-i. >■') 

WixcHESTEii Ladies' Benevolent Society liii 

WooDSViEEE Manufacturing Company 77, 7S 

Wyatt, Peter 115 

AVater Company, Sandy Lake ■2Q'],20i 

Water-avorks;, city of Nashua may construct "JIO, 211, '212 

Keene, better protection of 2:37 

Weare, school districts in 238 

WiGGiN, A. H 240 

WiLMOT and Keavsarge Koad Company,. 21tj, 217, 218 

WiLTOX Company, act to incorporate 219, 220 

WiNXEPESAUKEE Mills, Bailey Mills changed to 196 

Warrex, farm in, changed from one district to another oOS 

WoLFEROROUGii, land in, annexed to Ossipee, for schooling ']\'-') 

Wakefield, farm in, changed from one district to another 2SS 

Winchester Congregational Sabbath-school :]S'-) 

Wheeler, Nathaniel H 11 .") 

Wheeler's Reservoirs, fish in So 

Whittemore, B. B. & F. r 41(i 

Waldrox, Dudley B., et als Jl^ 

Warrex and Hopkinton ~ ;]35 

Wentworth John H :],3:) 

Walker, Wm. R .jlS 

Walrole Savings Bank incorporated .">14 

AVarxer Aqueduct Company .oOl 

Warner & Kearsarge Road Company 021 

AVooD Board Company, Franklin, incorporated ."12 

Whitp: Mountain Camp-Meeting Association incorporated .")19 

Wixgate, D. D ."" ISO 

Wehster, Matthew A 483 

Daniel S fill 

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