New England Town Law; a Digest of Statutes and Decisions Concerning Towns and Town Officers

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 818 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... purchaser, his heirs or assigns, on demand; and if not paid when demanded, the purchaser may recover it in any court of competent jurisdiction, with costs and interest at the rate of twenty per cent, after such demand. The sureties of the treasurer shall pay the same on failure of said treasurer. And in default of payment by either, the town or plantation shall pay the same with costs and interest as aforesaid. Ibid., S. 81. Deed to Purchaser.-- If no person having legal authority so to do redeems the same within the time aforesaid by paying the full amount required by this chapter, the treasurer shall deliver to the purchaser the deeds so lodged with him by the collector; and if he wilfully refuses to deliver such deed to such purchaser, on demand, after said two years and forfeiture of the land as aforesaid, he forfeits to said purchaser the full value of the property so to be conveyed, to be recovered in an action of debt, with costs arid interest as in other cases; the sureties of said treasurer shall make good the payment here required, in default of payment by the principal; and on the failure of both, the town is liable. Ibid., S. 82. VOTERS. Qualifications.-- Every male citizen who had the right to vote on the fourth day of January, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, together with those who were sixty years of age and upwards on said day, and every other male citizen, excepting paupers, persons under guardianship, and Indians not taxed, who, not being prevented by physical disability from so doing, is able to read the constitution of the state in the English language, in such manner as to show that he is neither prompted nor reciting from memory, and to write his name, and who is twenty-one years of age or upwards, and shall have his residpnce e...

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