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Chapter 204.
RESOLVE RESPECTING COLLECTORS OF PUBLIC TAXES, AND Chap.204

DIRECTING THE SECRETARY TO FORWARD COPIES OF THIS
RESOLVE, TO THE SEVERAL TOWNS.

Whereas by a law passed the 23d day of March, 1784, all Collector's of public taxes were directed to render an account of their collections, and the money by them paid into the public treasury, once every two months, and as it is necessary that the state of the collection of public taxes should be known to the Treasurer:

Resolved, That the Selectmen, and where there are no Selectmen, the Assessors of each town, district and plantation, in this Commonwealth, be, and they are, hereby directed to call on the Collectors of their respective towns, districts and plantations, to render an account of their collections, and the money by them paid, from time to time, agreeable to said act; and the Selectmen and Assessors, are further directed to return into the Treasurer's office, from time to time, the particular state of the collections and payments made by such Collectors.

And it is further Resolved, That the said Selectmen and Assessors shall call on the said Collectors to render to them an account of all the monies by them paid to the Treasurer, and to the Sheriffs of their respective counties, previous to the tenth day of February last, which shall by the said Selectmen and Assessors, be returned into the Treasurer's office, on or before the first day of June next.

And it is further Resolved, That the Secretary, be, and he is, hereby directed to send copies of this resolve to the several towns, districts, and plantations in this Commonwealth, with the Tax Act passed at the present sitting of this Court.

March 24, 1786.

Chapter 205.
RESOLVE ON THE PETITION OF DAVID SANGER, GRANTING
HIM VINE POUNDS, TEN SHILLINGS, AND OVE PEYNY HALF-

Chap.205 PEVNY, IN FULL DISCHARGE OF THE SUM MENTIONED.

On the petition of David Sanger, administrator on the estate of Samuel Sanger, late of Watertown, deceased :

Resolved, That the prayer of the petition be granted, and that there be allowed and paid out of the public treasury of this Commonwealth, unto David Sanger, of Water

town, administrator on the estate of the late Samuel Sanger, deceased, the sum of Nine pounds, ten shillings and one penny half penny, in full discharge of the same sum contained in a resolve of the General Court, November 7, 1775.

March 24, 1786.

Chapter 206.
Chan.206 RESOLVE RESPECTING FIVE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND UXAP-

PROPRIATED, ADJOINING TO THE TOWN OF WESTMINSTER,
APPOINTING A COMMITTEE TO DISPOSE OF THE SAME AT
PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SALE, AND TO GIVE GOOD DEEDS, AND
TO PAY THE SAME INTO THE TREASURY.

Whereas it appears that there is about five hundred acres of land adjoining to the town of Westminster, which is the property of this Commonu'eaith, a plan of which is on the files of the General Court:

Resolved, That Abner Holden, Esq; be, and he hereby is, authorized and empowered to make sale of the said tract of land at public or private sale, for public securities of this Commonwealth, to such person or persons, as shall be willing to purchase the same, and for such sum or sums as he may think is the most that can be procured therefor, after having given one month's notice of the sale thereof in the Worcester newspaper, and in the towns adjoining to said land, and by posting up advertisements of the same therein ; and the said Committee are thereupon empowered to execute a good and sufficient deed or deeds of said land to the purchaser or purchasers, with six months credit, if it should be found necessary, he giving good security for the payment of the securities said land shall be sold for; and he is directed and required when he shall have received such securities, as soon as may be, to pay the same into the public treasury of this Commonwealth ; and the Treasurer is directed to receive the same, and to give duplicate receipts therefor, one of which to be lodged in the Secretary's office.

March 24, 1786.

Chapter 207.
Chan 207 RESOLVE ON THE PETITION OF BENJAMIN LATHAM, EMPOWER-
Chap.207

ING THE JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT, TO
VARY THE SENTENCE MENTIONED.

On the petition of Benjamin Latham, praying that he may be sentenced to hard labour on Castle Island, in lieu of a confinement in goal :

Resolved, That the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court, be, and they hereby are, empowered and fully authorized, to vary their former sentence agreeably to the prayer of the said petition, and to sentence the said Latham to a performance of hard labour on Castle Island, for so long a term as they shall judge fit, in lieu of his present confinement in goal.

March 24, 1786.

Chapter 208. RESOLVE PROVIDING A FUND FOR PAYING THE JUDGES OF Chan.208

THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. Resolved, That such part of the monies as may accrue, and be received into the treasury, by virtue of an act passed July 20, 1785, for repealing a law of this Commonwealth, entitled, “ An act imposing duties on licenced vellum, parchment and paper, and for imposing other duties on certain papers, commissions and processes," as shall be amply sufficient for the payment of the salaries of the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court, be, and hereby are, appropriated to that purpose, for the space of one year, and no longer; and the Treasurer and Receiver General of this Commonwealth, is hereby directed to pay the warrants, that are, or may be drawn on him by the Governor, for the time being, with advice and consent of Council, for one year's salary of the said Justices, from the monies he may receive in consequence of the said act.

March 24, 1786.

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