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Joint Comm. on the Petition of John Skinner et al. Report, 1828
SEE ALSO 51827, 51886, 51902, 51904, 51947 H.R. No. 34 The House Committee directed to study the Skinner petition reported. John Skinner, et al.,
had asked to build another bridge to save the public time and money. His group claimed the Charles River Bridge group had received its charter by
fraud. The Charles River Bridge people remonstrated at length. The Committee believed another bridge was justified and reported a bill: An Act to
establish the Warren Bridge Corporation, 1828. Skinner and five other men formed the corporation called Proprietors of the Warren Bridge. It was
authorized to build a bridge, with location and dimensions specified in the bill. The proprietors were to keep the bridge in good repair, brightly lighted,
and staffed at all times. Takings and damages were to be compensated. The usual corporate organization was expected and its treasurer was to be
bonded. The proprietors were allowed the same toll structure as the Charles River Bridge. Once they had recovered their costs, plus 5%, they were to turn
the bridge over to the Commonwealth. When the bridge was completed, the proprietors had to give the government an accurate statement of costs and
file annual toll receipts with him, as well. The bridge had to be completed within three years. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally
held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   The committee of both houses of the legislature, to whom were committed, the petition of John Skinner and others, the memorial of the inhabitants of the town of Malden, and the remonstrance of the proprietors of Charles River Bridge, have attended to the duty assigned to them, and ask leave to report ...
OCLC Number:   1405224322
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