The General statutes of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, Issue 8 (Google eBook)

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W. White, 1860 - Law - 1126 pages
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Contents

OF CERTAIN STATE OFFICERS AND MATTERS OF FINANCE
127
Of the Auditor Treasurer Land Agent and Matters of Finance
135
Of the State Board of Agriculture
141
TITLE VII
156
Of certain Powers and Duties of Cities
166
Of Watch and Ward
173
Of Fences and Fence Viewers Pounds and Field Drivers
182
Of Cemeteries and Burials
195
Of Donations and Conveyances for Pious and Charitable Uses
205
TITLE XI
209
Of TeachersInstitutes and Associations
211
Of the School Funds
212
Of State Scholarships
213
Of the Public Schools
215
Of School Districts
220
Of School Registers and Returns
226
Of the Attendance of Children in the Schools
228
Of the Employment of Children and Regulations respecting them
229
TITLE XII
231
thereon
251
Of Ferries
252
Of Sewers and Drains
253
TITLE XIII
255
Of Sales by Auctioneers and Hawkers and Pedlers
280
Of Weights and Measures
284
Of Shipping and Pilotage
286
Of Money Bonds Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes
292
Of Agents Consignees and Factors
294
Of Limited Partnerships
296
Of the unauthorized Use of Trade Marks and Names
297
TITLE XIV
298
Of Banks and Banking
299
Of Insurance Companies
319
Of Loan and Fund Associations
334
Of Manufacturing and other Corporations organized under Special Charters
336
Of Corporations organized under General Statutes
341
Of Turnpike Canal and Bridge Corporations
343
Of Railroad Corporations
348
Of Telegraph Companies
372
Of Aqueduct Corporations
374
Of Agricultural and Horticultural Societies
376
Of Proprietors of Wharves General Fields and Real Estate lying in common
379
Of the Powers Duties and Liabilities of Corporations
384
TITLE XV
389
Of the Settlement of Paupers
390
Of the Support of Paupers by Cities and Towns
392
Of Alien Passengers and State Paupers
395
Of the Maintenance of Bastard Children
404
Of the State Lunatic Hospitals
406
Of County Receptacles for Insane Persons
411
Of the State Industrial School for Girls
413
Of the State Reform School for Boys
417
Of the Law of the Road
423
Of Timber afloat or cast on Shore
424
Of Lost Goods and Stray Beasts
425
Of Unclaimed Property transported by Common Carriers
426
Of Wrecks and Shipwrecked Goods
427
Of the Preservation of certain Birds and Animals
429
Of Fisheries Kelp and Seaweed
431
Of the Observance of the Lords Day
434
Of the Manufacture Sale c of Intoxicating Liquors
437
Of the Accounts and Settlements of Executors and Administrators
494
Of Trusts
500
OF TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY BY SPECIAL PROVISIONS OF
509
Of taking Land to satisfy Executions for Debt 616
516
Of Homesteads
524
Of certain Rights and Liabilities of Husband and Wife
537
Of the Adoption of Children and Change of Names
547
OF COURTS AND JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES TITLE I
552
Of the Supreme Judicial Court Equity Jurisdiction
558
Of the Superior Court
561
Of Matters common to the Supreme Judicial and Superior Courts
565
Of Police Courts
568
Of Probate Courts
574
Of Courts of Insolvency
579
Of Judges and Registers of Probate and Insolvency
601
Of Justices of the Peace
604
Of Clerks Attorneys and other Officers of Judicial Courts Oil Chapter 122 Special Provisions respecting Courts and the Administration of Justice
617
TITLE II
619
Of Arrest Imprisonment and Discharge
632
Of Bail 012
642
Of Proceedings against Absent Defendants and upon Insufficient Service
645
Of Actions which survive and the Death and Disabilities of Parties
647
Of Actions by and against Executors and Administrators
650
Of Pleadings and Practice
652
Of Setoff and Tender
669
Of Witnesses and Evidence
672
Of Juries
679
Of Judgment and Execution
684
TITLE III
691
Of the Writ of Dower
697
Of the Partition of Lands
698
Of Forcible Entry and Detainer
707
Of Waste and Trespass on Real Estate
708
Of Actions for Private Nuisances
710
Of the Foreclosure and Redemption of Mortgage
711
Of Information for Intrusion and the Recovery of Lands by the Commonwealth
717
OF CERTAIN WRITS AND PROCEEDINGS IN SPECIAL CASES
720
TITLE V
774
TITLE VI
780
PART IV
789
Of Forgery and Offences against the Currency
807
Of Offences against Public Justice
811
Of Offences against the Public Peace
815
Of Offences against Chastity Morality and Decency
817
Of Offences against the Public Health
822
Of Offences against Public Policy
823
Of Felonies Accessories Abettors and Attempts to commit Crimes
825
TITLE II
827
Of Search Warrants Rewards Arrest Examination Commitment and Bail
829
Of Indictments Prosecutions and Proceedings before Trial 336
836
Of Trials
840
Of Appeals New Trials and Reports
842
Of Judgment and Execution
844
Of Inquests on Dead Bodies
848
Of Fines Forfeitures and Costs
850
Of Fugitives from Justice and Pardons
853
TITLE III
856
Of the State Prison
869
Of the Transfer of Lunatics and Discharge of Poor Convicts
877
PART V
878
OF THE GENERAL STATUTES AND THE REPEAL OF EXISTING LAWS Chapter 181 Of the General Statutes and their Effect
880

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Page 43 - ... it shall be the duty of legislatures and magistrates, in all future periods of this commonwealth, to cherish the interests of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them; especially the university at Cambridge, public schools and grammar schools in the towns...
Page 28 - Legislature with power to authorize and require, and the Legislature shall, from time to time, authorize and require the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies politic or religious societies, to make suitable provision, at their own expense, for the institution of the public worship of God, and for the support and maintenance of public Protestant teachers of piety, religion and morality, in all cases where such provision shall not be made voluntarily.
Page 28 - And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping GOD in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship.
Page 24 - The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice President, shall be the Vice President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed ; and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice President ; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two thirds of the whole number of senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office...
Page 27 - The end of the institution, maintenance and administration of government, is to secure the existence of the body politic; to protect it; and to furnish the individuals who compose it, with the power of enjoying in safety and tranquillity their natural rights and the blessings of life...
Page 29 - And no subject shall be arrested, imprisoned, despoiled, or deprived of his property, immunities, or privileges, put out of the protection of the law, exiled, or deprived of his life, liberty, or estate, but by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land.
Page 27 - The body politic is formed by a voluntary association of individuals : it is a social compact, by which the whole people covenants with each citizen, and each citizen with the whole people, that all shall be governed by certain laws for the common good. It is the duty of the people, therefore, in framing a constitution of government, to provide for an equitable mode of making laws, as well as for an impartial interpretation and a faithful execution of them that every man may, at all times, find...
Page 42 - Whereas our wise and pious ancestors, so early as the year one thousand six hundred and thirty-six, laid the foundation of Harvard College, in which university many persons of great eminence have, by the blessing of GOD, been initiated in those arts and sciences which qualified them for public employments, both in church and state: and whereas the encouragement of arts and sciences, and all good literature, tends to the honor of (Ion.
Page 20 - ... States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President...
Page 30 - A frequent recurrence to the fundamental principles of the Constitution, and a constant adherence to those of piety, justice, moderation, temperance, industry, and frugality, are absolutely necessary to preserve the advantages of liberty, and to maintain a free government.

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