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ACTS OF THE LEGISLATURE RELATING TO THE CITY AND

OTHER MUNICIPAL LAWS.

PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL,

BOSTON:
J. E. FARWELL & CO., PRINTERS TO THE CITY,

NO: 37 CONGRESS STREET.

1864.

CITY OF BOSTON.

In Common Council, June 21, 1860. ORDERED : That the Ordinances of the City together with such portions of the General Statutes and such special laws as affect the City of Boston, be prepared and printed under the direction of the Committee on Ordinances, upon the general plan of the volume of the Laws and Ordinances of 1856, the expense thereof to be charged to the appropriation for incidental expenses and miscellaneous claims. Passed ; sent up for concurrence.

J. P. BRADLEE, President.

In Board of Aldermen, June 25, 1860.

Concurred.

JONO. PRESTON, Chairman pro tem.

Approved June 26, 1860.

F. W. LINCOLN JR., Mayor.

In Common Council, June 6, 1861. ORDERED: That the Committee on Ordinances cause the revision of the City Ordinances to be resumed and finished in accordance with the plan and directions of the City Council of 1860. Passed ; sent up for concurrence.

JOSEPH H. BRADLEY, President.

In Board of Aldermen, June 10. Concurred.

SILAS PEIRCE, Chairman. Approved June 17, 1861.

JOSEPH M. WIGHTMAN, Mayor.

PREFACE TO THE EDITION OF 1850.'

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The necessity of revising and printing the city ordinances has long been felt by the city council ; and commissioners, appointed in previous years, for this purpose, have devoted more or less time to the subject. For reasons, however, which it is not necessary to state here, but little progress seems to have been made up to the present year. Meanwhile, the old collection of ordinances being out of print, and great inconvenience being occasioned by that fact, the city council, in February last, appointed a committee, with instructions to cause the revision and printing of all the city ordinances, with such other matter as they might deem expedient, and they were authorized to employ such assistance as might be necessary. The committee subsequently employed the city solicitor to rearrange, revise, and prepare for publication, the city ordinances, in such manner as he might deem for the interest of the city, with

Prepared by Hon. Peleg W. Chandler.

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