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squares, or other public passages, in any other manner than is allowed by law, or the ordinance of the city council, or orders of the mayor and aldermen. And no driver of any carriage or other vehicle, while waiting for employment either at any stand which is or may be appointed for such carriages, or other vehicles, respectively, or in the public streets, or squares of the city, shall snap or flourish his Shall not snap whip. And any person who shall violate either of the provisions of this section, shall be liable to a fine of not less than two dollars, nor more than twenty dollars for each offence.
or flourish his whip.
shall be placed.
SECT. 55. No truck, cart, or other vehicle, shall be so How trucks, &c. placed in any street within the city, by the owner, driver, or other person having the care and ordering thereof, as to prevent the passing of any other truck, cart, or carriage of any description, unless it be for a reasonable time, not exceeding six minutes, for the loading or unloading of heavy articles, the weight of which in any several parcel or package, shall not be less than six hundred pounds. And for the loading, or unloading of any dirt, bricks, stone, sand, Loading and gravel, or of any articles, whether of the same description or not, the weight of which in any one package shall not be less than five hundred pounds, no truck, cart, wagon, sleigh, sled, or other vehicle, shall be wholly or in part backed or placed across any street, square, lane or alley, or upon the flag stones or crossing of the same, or upon any sidewalk or footway of the same, but shall be placed lengthwise with, and as near as possible to the abutting stone of the sidewalk, or footway; and any owner or driver, or other person having the care of any such vehicle, violating either of the provisions of this section, shall be liable to a fine of not less than five dollars, nor more than twenty dollars, for each offence.
placed near side
SECT. 56. Every owner, driver, or other person having Cart, &c. to he the care or ordering of any cart, truck, wagon, or sled, or walk. other vehicle, shall place his horse and cart, truck, wagon, or sled, or other vehicle, lengthwise, as near as possible to the post, or abutting stone of the foot or sidewalk of the street in which he shall stand; and no more than one range
one range of carts, &c.
Not more than of carts, trucks, or other vehicles, shall stand in streets not more than thirty feet wide, and not more than one range on each side, in streets which are of a greater width than thirty feet; and in squares, and other open places they shall be arranged by the said owners, drivers, or other persons, in conformity to the directions of the mayor and aldermen, or of any person by them appointed; and any person who shall violate the provisions of this section, or shall neglect or refuse to obey such directions as aforesaid, shall be liable to a fine of not less than three nor more than twenty dollars.
SECT. 57. No owner or driver of any hackney carriage, truck, wagon, dray, cart, sleigh, sled, or any other vehicle whatsoever, with horses or any other beasts harnessed
Horses, &c., not thereto, shall bait or feed any such beast in any street,
to be fed in streets, &c.
lane, square or alley of the city, under a penalty of not less than two dollars, nor more than twenty dollars for each offence.
1. Conditions of the connection
3. Act to be accepted by the town of Chelsea.
4. In Suffolk, county property to
By an act of the legislature, passed June 23, 1831, it was provided, that the connection which by law then subsisted between the city of Boston and the town of Chelsea should continue upon the following conditions, that is to say-First: the said town of Chelsea should, by good and sufficient deeds, assign and release to the said city of Boston, all right, title and interest, in and to all the real
estate and personal estate then belonging, or any time be-
act, provided for.
2. The second section of the same act provided, that Duration of the the said act should continue and be in force, so far as re- Ibid, § 2. spects the connection aforesaid, between the said city of Boston and the said town of Chelsea, for the space of twenty years, and thence afterwards until the same should be altered by the legislature, unless the said town of Chelsea should, in the mean time, apply to the legislature, and be set off as aforesaid: provided, however, that the rights of County property property which should be acquired by the said city of Bos- in Boston.
to remain vested
1 The act referred to, stat. 1821, c. 109, was repealed by the Revised Statutes.
ton, under this act, should nevertheless remain forever vested in the said city of Boston.
Act to be accepted by the
3. By the third section, the act was to take effect, town of Chelsea. Whenever the said town of Chelsea, at any town meeting Ibid, $ 3. legally assembled, should accept the same; and from the time of such acceptance, all rights of property of the town of Chelsea, in and to all the estate, real and personal, of the county of Suffolk, should cease and determine and be vested in the said city of Boston. The act was accepted, at a meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Chelsea, duly notified and warned on the 5th of September, 1831.
4. By the Revised Statutes, all the real estate and
Chelsea not to be assessed for county purposes. Ibid, $ 34.
In Suffolk, county property
to belong to the personal estate, in the county of Suffolk, which, on or be
city of Boston. R. S. 14, $7.
fore the twenty-third day of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, belonged, or was deemed and taken to belong, to the said county, shall belong to, and be vested in, the city of Boston; and the town of Chelsea shall have no right, title, or interest therein.
5. In the assessment of county taxes, for the county of Suffolk, the town of Chelsea shall not be taxed for county purposes.1
CHIMNEYS AND CHIMNEY SWEEPERS.
1. Chimneys to be examined and
2. Sweepers of chimneys to be
3. Foul chimneys, how to be examined. Fires not to be kept in them. Penalty.
Penalty for burning chimneys, &c. Proviso.
1 The town of Chelsea was divided by stat. 1846, c. 127, and a portion of the town incorporated into a separate town by the name of North Chelsea.
ORDINANCES OF THE CITY. 1
examined and Dec. 28, 1825.
SECT. 1. The mayor and aldermen, upon complaint Chimneys to be made to them, or upon their knowledge and view of any repaired. defective chimney, or other fire place within this city, shall, from time to time, take effectual care that the same shall be examined and inspected; and, when in their opinion the safety of the city requires it, shall order the same to be immediately amended or repaired if the same can be properly done; otherwise, to be taken down and demolished. And if the owner or owners of such defective chimney or fire place, shall wilfully neglect or refuse to amend, repair or take down the same, the said owner or owners shall forfeit and pay a sum not less than one, or more than twenty dollars: provided, that such owner or owners shall have Penalty. been served with an order in writing from the mayor and aldermen to amend, repair or take down the said defective chimney or fire place (as the case may be,) duly certified by the city clerk; an attested copy of which order, made and certified by the said city clerk, shall be duly served upon such owner or owners, by any person appointed for that purpose, by the said mayor and aldermen. And the said mayor and aldermen for the time being, shall have full power and authority to order and direct, and they are hereby required to cause such defective chimney or fire place, to be taken down and abated as a common nuisance; Defective chim-and the owner or owners of such defective chimney or abated. fire place, shall in such case bear, satisfy and pay the whole expense and charge of abating such nuisance, and of taking down and removing such defective chimney or fire place.
neys may be
chimneys to be
SECT. 2. The mayor and aldermen are authorized and sweepers of directed, to appoint and license, from time to time, suitable licensed. persons to be sweepers of chimneys in this city, who, together with their apprentices, and others by them employed, shall wear such badges as the mayor and aldermen shall appoint and direct, and whose wages and compensation for
1 An ordinance for the regulation of chimneys and chimney sweepers, passed Dec. 28, 1825. An ordinance establishing a fire department, &c., passed June 4, 1850, § 26.