The Revised Statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Passed November 4, 1835

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Dutton & Wentworth, 1836 - Law - 1007 pages
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Contents

Offences and fence viewers of pounds and the
195
OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH
207
TITLE X
217
OF HIGHWAYS BRIDGES AND FERRIES AND OF TOWN WAYS Chapter 24 Of laying out highways town ways and private ways and the discont...
228
Of the repair of ways and bridges
242
Of the regulation of ferries
249
Of common sewers and drains in highways and other places
251
OF THE REGULATION OF TRADE IN CERTAIN CASES Chapter 28 Of the inspection of provisions and other merchan dize and regulations respe...
252
Of sales by auctioneers
286
Of weights and measures
288
Of the weighing of lighters and other vessels employ ed in transporting stonegravel and sand
292
Of shipping ship owners and charterers and of pilotage
294
Of bills of exchange and promissory notes
302
Of limited partnerships
304
General provisions respecting trade
306
TITLE XIII
308
Of insurance companies
320
Of manufacturing corporations
327
Of turnpike railroad and canal corporations
334
Of aqueduct corporations
350
Of library corporations and lyceums
352
Of agricultural corporations
354
Of proprietors of lands wharves general fields and other real estate lying in common
356
General provisions respecting corporations
362
TITLE XIV
363
OF THE INTERNAL POLICE OF THE COMMONWEALTH
366
Of the settlement of paupers
367
Of the support of paupers
369
Of the regulation of licensed houses
375
Of the maintenance of bastard children
383
Of timber floating on rivers or carried upon adjoin
389
Of lost goods and stray beasts
395
PART II
404
OF TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY BY DESCENT
413
OF THE SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATES OF DECEASED PERSONS
421
Of the payment of debts and legacies of deceased per
430
Of the proceedings when the estate of a deceased per
438
General provisions concerning the settlement of
445
TITLE V
451
Of the sale of land of nlinors and other persons
459
TITLE VI
472
Of the municipal court of the city of Boston
531
Of police courts 583
533
Of clerks attorneys and other officers of courts
539
General provisions concerning courts and judicial offi cers
544
TITLE II
545
Of bail in civil actions
561
Of proceedings when the defendant does not appear and answer to the suit
564
Of death marriage or other disability occuring after the commencement of the suit
566
Of witnesses and evidence
570
Of juries
578
Of trial and its incidents
583
Of judgment and execution
586
Of the relief of poor prisoners committed on execution for debt
595
Of writs of review
602
General provisions concerning actions
605
OF ACTIONS RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY CHAPTER 101 Of the writ of entry for the recovery of the freehold
609
Of the writ of dower
616
Of the partition of lauds owned by several persons
617
Of forcible entry and detainer
627
Of waste and trespass on real estate
629
Of actions for private nuisances
632
Of suits to foreclose and to redeem mortgages
633
Of informations of intrusion and informations
640
Of suits by and against executors and administrators
653
Of writs of audita querela of error and of certiorari
660
Of reference to arbitration by agreement before
670
Of the lien of mechanics and others for the cost
684
OF THE LIMITATION OF ACTIONS
695
OF COSTS AND THE FEES OF OFFICERS
702
PART IV
714
Of offences against the sovereignty of the Common
715
Of forgery and counterfeiting
728
Of offences against the public peace 787
737
Of offences against public policy
743
Of the arrest and examination of offenders commit
751
Of trials in criminal cases
760
Of coroners inquests
768
TITLE III
777
General provisions concerning imprisonment in crim
798
AN ACT to repeal expressly all the acts which are consolidatedin
813
INDEX
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Page 138 - take and subscribe the following oaths and declarations. " I, AB, do solemnly swear and affirm, that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent on me as , according to the best of my abilities and understanding, agreeably to the rules and regulations of the constitution and the laws of this Commonwealth. So help
Page 48 - all injuries or wrongs which he may receive in his person, property or character. He ought to obtain right and justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it; completely, and without any denial; promptly and without delay ; conformably to the laws.
Page 86 - All words and phrases shall be construed and understood, according to the common and approved usage of the language; but technical words and phrases, and such others, as may have acquired a peculiar and appropriate meaning in the law, shall be construed and understood, according to such peculiar and appropriate meaning.
Page 856 - before mentioned, shall not affect any act done, or any right accruing or accrued or established, or any suit or proceeding, had or commenced in any civil case, before the time when such repeal shall take effect, but the proceedings in every such case shall be conformed,
Page 46 - reat creator and preserver of the universe. 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 524 - or Fifthly, upon any agreement that is not to be performed within one year from the making thereof: Unless the promise, contract or agreement, upon which such action shall be brought, or some memorandum or note thereof, shall be in writing, and signed by the party to be charged therewith, or by some person thereunto by him lawfully authorized.
Page 50 - individual, his life, liberty, property and character, that there be an impartial interpretation of the laws, and administration of justice. It is the right of every citizen to be tried by judges as free, impartial and independent, as the lot of humanity will admit. It is therefore not only the best policy, but for the security of the rights of the
Page 756 - evidence of a new or continuing contract, whereby to take any case out of the operation of the provisions of this chapter, or to deprive any party of the benefit thereof, unless such acknowledgment or promise be made or contained by or in some writing, signed by the party chargeable thereby.
Page 775 - 22. If any person shall mingle any poison with any food, drink or medicine, with intent to kill or injure any other person, or shall wilfully poison any spring, well or reservoir of water, with such intent, he shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, for life or for any term of years. SECTION
Page 26 - paid by the subject to the support of public worship, and of the public teachers aforesaid, shall, if he require it, be uniformly applied to the support of the public teacher or teachers of his own religious sect or denomination, provided there be any on whose instructions he attends : otherwise it

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