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ENACTED BY THE

LEGISLATURE OF MASSACHUSETTS

FOR THE

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE,

1781-1890.

TOGETHER WITH

A LIST OF PUBLIC STATUTES AND PARTS OF STATUTES REQUIRING
ACCEPTANCE, WHICH HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED, AND THE

DATES OF SUCH ACCEPTANCES.

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PREFACE.

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The statutes herein printed were compiled by Judge William H. Orcutt, in connection with the recent revision of the city ordinances, and under the direction of the committee on ordinances, of the year 1889. The work has been for some time in progress, but the obvious fact that great care was required in its preparation, may very properly be urged in justification of the seemingly long delay in its publication. The compilation includes all the statutes of this Commonwealth relating to the city of Cambridge, or in any way affecting its interests, that have been enacted between the years 1780 and 1890 and inclusive. A list of such statutes as have required acceptance by the city in order to render them operative, together with the dates of their respective acceptances, will be found at the end of the book.

Although many of these statutes have long since become obsolete, all such have à certain historic value, and their present publication will be found useful as subjects of reference, not only to the City Council but to all citizens who are interested in the growth and prosperity of our city.

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An Act for continuing an Act made in the year of our Lord one thousand

seven hundred and eighty-nine, entitled “ An Act to prevent the

destruction of the fish called shad and alewives, in the Mystic

River, so called, within the towns of Cambridge, Charlestown, and

Medford, and for repealing all laws heretofore made for that pur-

pose,” and also for extending the said Act to the towns of Woburn

and Malden

An Act to prevent the catching fish with seines in Fresh Pond (so

called) in the towns of Cambridge and Watertown

An Act to incorporate certain proprietors of Fresh Pond Meadows in the

town of Cambridge, in the county of Middlesex, for the purpose of

draining said meadows

An Act to set off Nathaniel Prentiss and others from the town of

Charlestown, in the county of Middlesex, and annex them to the

town of Cambridge, in the same county

An Act to empower the selectmen of Cambridge to increase the

number of enginemen in said town

An Act to divide the town of Cambridge, and to incorporate the

southerly parish therin as a separate town, by the name of Brighton.

An Act to divide the town of Cambridge, and to incorporate the westerly

parish therein, as a separate town by the name of West Cambridge.

An Act providing for the storing and safe keeping of gunpowder in the

town of Cambridge, and to prevent damage from the same

An Act in addition to an Act entitled, “ An Act to incorporate the pro-

prietors of Fresh Pond Meadows, for the purpose of draining them.”

An Act in addition to an Act, entitled “ An Act to incorporate certain

proprietors of Fresh Pond Meadows, in the town of Cambridge, in

the county of Middlesex, for the purpose of draining said meadows."

An Act authorizing the United States to make a draw in the old bridge

between Cambridge and Brighton, in the county of Middlesex

An Act to set off William Hunnewell from the town of Charlestown,

and annex him to the town of Cambridge

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