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PASSED BY THE
General Court of Massachusetts,
IN THE YEAR
TOGETHER WITH THE MESSAGES,
ETC., ETC., ETC.
PUBLISHED BY THE
SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH.
WILLIAM WHITE, PRINTER TO THE STATE.
Mass. Doc. 1,30
The General Court of 1857 assembled in the State House in Boston, on Wednesday, the seventh day of January, and was prorogued on Saturday, the thirtieth day of May.
The oaths of office were administered to His Excellency, HENRY J. GARDNER,
on the ninth day of January.
AN ACT concerning Clerks of County Commissioners.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. The clerks of the supreme judicial court and Clerks of County court of common pleas, shall hereafter be clerks of the county commissioners, for their respective counties.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. [Approved February 5, 1857.]
AN ACT in addition to "An Act to establish the City of New Bedford." Chap. 2. Be it enacted, &c., as follows:
its officers, chang
SECTION 1. The election of mayor, aldermen and com- Time of electing mon councilmen, and such other officers of the city of New ed, &c. Bedford, as are now by law to be chosen on the first Monday of March, annually, shall in future be made on the first Monday of December, annually; and the said officers so chosen shall hereafter enter upon the duties of their respective offices, on the first Monday in January, annually, and shall hold their said offices for the term of one year thereafter, and until others are chosen and qualified in their