Annual Report on the Vital Statistics of Massachusetts: Births, Marriages, Divorces and Deaths..., Volume 23

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Statistics of divorce are included beginning with 1882.

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Page clviii - Any city or town containing more than ten thousand inhabitants, may choose a person other than the clerk to be registrar, who shall be sworn, and to whom all the provisions of this chapter concerning clerks shall apply. The returns and notices required to be made and given to clerks shall be made and given to such registrar under like penalties.
Page clx - ... the Friends or Quakers are solemnized, shall make a record of each marriage solemnized before him, together with all facts relating to the marriage required by law to be recorded. He shall also between the first and tenth days of each month return a copy of the record for the month next preceding, to the clerk or registrar of the city or town in which the marriage was solemnized, and shall when neither of the parties to a marriage resides in the city or town in which the marriage is solemnized,...
Page clvi - ... in separate columns : In the record of births, the date of the birth, the place of birth, the name of the child, (if it have any,) the sex and color of the child, the names and the places of birth of the parents, the occupation of the father, the residence of the parents, and the date of the record...
Page clviii - ... for indexes thereto, and blank forms for returns, on paper of uniform size ; and shall accompany the same with such instructions and explanations as may be necessary and useful. City and town clerks shall make such distribution of blank forms of returns furnished by the secretary as he shall direct.
Page clviii - The secretary shall, at the expense of the Commonwealth, prepare and furnish to the clerks of the several cities and towns...
Page clxi - Classification of Diseases does not essentially differ from that authorized by the RegistrarGeneral of England to be used in the preparation of the " Weekly Return of Births and Deaths in London," and is also, with slight modifications, identical with that embodied in a report drawn up by William Farr, Esq., MD, of London, for the consideration of the International Statistical Congress which met at Paris in September, 1855 ; which report was printed in the Appendix to the Sixteenth Registration Report...
Page clviii - ... apply. The returns and notices required to be made and given to clerks shall be made and given to such registrar under like penalties. SECTION 12. The secretary of this Commonwealth shall prosecute, by an action of tort, in the name of the Commonwealth, for the recovery of any penalty or forfeiture imposed by this chapter. SECTION 13.
Page clx - SECTION 13. [Penalties; for altering or mutilating any record, paper, or written document, a sum not exceeding fifty dollars, — for wrongfully detaining records, and other documents, fifty dollars.] [General Statutes— Section 1 of Chapter 174.] Sentence when no punishment is provided. SECTION 1. In cases of legal conviction, where no punishment, is provided by statute, the court shall award such sentence as is conformable to the common usage and practice in this State, according to the nature...
Page clxii - Mortification, . ORDER 2. — Tubercular. II. 2.— 1. Scrofula, 2. Tabes Mesenterica, 3. Phthisis (Consumption of Lungs,) . 4. Hydrocephalus, . CLASS III. LOCAL DISEASES. ORDER 1. — Nervous System. Ill 1.— 1. Cephalitis, .... 2. Apoplexy, .... 3. Paralysis, .... 4. Insanity, .... 5. Chorea, .... 6. Epilepsy, .... 7. Tetanus, .... 8. Convulsions, 9. Brain Diseases,* •<;., . SUPPLEMENTAL LIST.
Page clix - The clerk or registrar shall deliver to the parties a certificate under his hand, specifying the time when notice of the intention of marriage was entered with him, together with all...

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