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Joint Comm. on Canal Bridge Tolls. Report, 1822
1822 report of the Joint Committee on various petitioners who complained about being forced to pay canal bridge tolls when passing on what they claim
was a public highway. The committee, after discussion, concluded that the petitioners were correct and attached a proposed a bill which would fine
those that attempted to collect a toll in specified areas. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State
Title:   The committee of both Houses to whom was referred the petition of the inhabitants of Charlestown, Peter Tufts, and others, and Abraham Thompson, and others, praying the legislature to inquire into the right the proprietors of the Canal Bridge, the Lechmere Point, and Prison Point Dam Corporations have, to demand toll of persons passing from Charlestown to Cambridge, and if no right exists to take efficient measures to restore the public to the free use of the highway, have had the same under consideration, and ask leave to report the following state of facts, as they appeared to your committee, from the records and parole testimony.
OCLC Number:   1390715903
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