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Joint Comm. on the Town of New-Bedford Petition. Report, 1828
Senate No. 12 New Bedford and Dartmouth petitioned to be half shire towns. This was vigorously opposed by ten other localities. There followed
several pages of statistics of population, financial health, distance between towns, how many lawsuits were filed and where, and who had better roads.
From this testimony came An Act establishing an additional term of the Supreme Judicial Court for the County of Bristol and for altering the places of
holding two of the terms of the Court of Common Pleas in said County, 1828. An additional term of the Supreme Judicial Court was to be held each year
in New Bedford and the two terms of the Court of Common Pleas were moved from Taunton to New Bedford. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title
originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In Senate, Feb. 12, 1828 : the committee of both Houses to whom was referred the petition of the town of New-Bedford, praying that that town might be established as a half shire town for the county of Bristol, and also the petition of the town of Dartmouth, praying for the same object : and to whom was also referred the remonstrances of the towns of Raynham, Seekonk, Dighton, Swansey, Easton, Norton, Attleborough, Rehoboth, Mansfield, Somerset, and Tauton, against the prayer of said petitions, ask leave respectfully to report the following statement of facts ...
OCLC Number:   1405221757
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