The Town Officer: A Digest of the Laws of Massachusetts in Relation to the Powers, Duties and Liabilities of Towns, and of Town Officers; with the Necessary Forms

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Warren Lazell, 1849 - Local government - 390 pages
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Page 327 - America, for the payment of which well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
Page 159 - Commonwealth, whether corporate or unincorporate, at any meeting legally warned and holden for that purpose, shall ever have the right to elect their pastors or religious teachers, to contract with them for their support, to raise money for erecting and repairing houses for Public Worship, for the maintenance of religious instruction, and for the payment of necessary expenses...
Page 362 - ... theatrical exhibitions, public shows, public amusements and exhibitions of every description to which admission is obtained upon payment of money or upon the delivery of any valuable thing...
Page 205 - Such last mentioned school shall be kept for the benefit of all the inhabitants of the town, ten months at least, exclusive of vacations, in each year, and at such convenient place, or alternately at such places in the town, as the legal voters at their annual meeting determine.
Page 231 - ... their country, humanity and universal benevolence ; sobriety, industry, and frugality ; chastity, moderation and temperance; and those other virtues which are the ornament of human society and the basis upon which...
Page 230 - It shall be the duty of the president, professors, and tutors of the University at Cambridge, and of the several colleges, and of all preceptors and teachers of academies, and all other instructors of youth, to exert their best endeavors, to impress on the minds of children and youth, committed to their care and instruction, the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry, and frugality...
Page 349 - Hereof fail not, and make return of this Warrant, with your doings thereon, within sixty days from the date hereof.
Page 28 - And be it further enacted, that the vice president of the United States, the officers, judicial and executive of the government of the United States...
Page 87 - Representatives, and who shall have paid, by himself, or his parent, master, or guardian, any State or county tax, which shall, within two years next preceding such election, have been assessed upon him, in any town or district of this Commonwealth ; and also, every citizen who shall be by law exempted from taxation, and who shall be in all other respects qualified as above mentioned...
Page 174 - No such body shall in any case be surrendered, if the deceased person, during his last sickness, of his own accord, requested to be buried, or if, within twenty-four hours after his death, any person claiming to be of kindred or a friend to the deceased...

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