Acts and Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1902

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Page 7 - justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it; completely, and without any denial; promptly, and without delay ; conformably to the laws. XII. No subject shall be held to answer for any crimes Prosecutions or offence, until the same is fully and plainly, substantially
Page 9 - their not only the best policy, but for the security of the rights of the people, and of every citizen, that the judges of the supreme judicial court should hold their offices as long as they behave themselves well; and that they should have honorable salaries ascertained and established by standing
Page 9 - never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either of them : the judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them: to the end it may be a government
Page 361 - thousand dollars, for a term not exceeding thirty years. Such scrip or certificates of indebtedness shall be issued as registered bonds or with interest coupons attached, and shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum, payable semi-annually on the first days of May and November in each year.
Page 537 - carrying on business and dealing in the ordinary course of trade, obtains from any person goods or chattels shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars and imprisonment in jail for not more than two years.
Page 5 - upon all the subjects an attendance upon the instructions of the public teachers aforesaid, at stated times and seasons, if there be any on whose instructions they can conscientiously and conveniently attend. Provided, notwithstanding, that the several towns, par- Exclusive right ishes, precincts, and other bodies politic, or religious socie-
Page 384 - the advice and consent of the council. One member shall be appointed for the term of three years, one for the term of two years and one for the term of one year, and thereafter one person shall be appointed annually to
Page 29 - natural history of the country; to countenance and inculcate the principles of humanity and general benevolence, public and private charity, industry and frugality, honesty and punctuality in their dealings ; sincerity, good humor, and all social affections, and generous sentiments, among the people.
Page 16 - of honor, trust, or profit, under this commonwealth; but the party so convicted shall be, nevertheless, liable to indictment, trial, judgment, and punishment, according to the laws of the land. IX. [Not less than sixteen members of the senate shall constitute a quorum for doing business.] CHAPTER I. SECTION III.
Page 10 - house, notwithstanding. PART THE SECOND. The Frame of Government. The people, inhabiting the territory formerly called the Province of Massachusetts Bay, do hereby solemnly and mutually agree with each other, to form themselves into a free, sovereign, and independent body politic, or state, by the name of THE COMMONWEALTH or MASSACHUSETTS. CHAPTER I. THE LEGISLATIVE POWER. SECTION I.

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