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House. Select Comm. on County Commissioners. Act in addition to an act establishing county commissioners, 1831
SEE ALSO 51940 House No. 24 A Select Committee of fifteen men reported An Act in addition to ... an act to establish County Commissioners and to
repeal the several articles establishing the Court of Sessions and in addition thereto and the act establishing the Commissioners of Highways, 1831.
Each county had a written vote by its qualified voters to elect three Commissioners for three year terms. The vote count was sealed and delivered to
the county clerk. Once all the towns had voted, the Court of Common Please counted the votes, hoping for a majority for three men. If that was not
possible, another election was held. If that also failed to get majorities, then the people with the three highest vote numbers were the Commissioners.
The Commissioners elected one of their number to be the Chair and received $3/day for their work. Most counties also chose two Special
Commissioners. There were rules for how the Commissioners approached their highway duties. The Commissioners were to take control of the county's records.
(Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   An act in addition to an act entitled "An act to establish county commissioners, and to repeal the several acts establishing the Courts of Sessions, and in addition thereto, and the act establishing commissioners of highways."
OCLC Number:   1394868150
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