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House. Comm. on the Judiciary. Senate bill on the Andover and Medford Turnpike, 1831
House No. 66 On March 7, 1831, the Committee on the Judiciary submitted a report on the Andover to Medford turnpike and the Essex turnpike. There
was strong sentiment that the two roads should be free. The proprietors were willing to turn over the roads to the counties for a stated fee each.
The communities along the roads would tax themselves to raise the payoff. There was equally strong sentiment that there was no authority at any level
to set up such a tax. The Committee felt there was no present law that granted such authority and that the arrangement should be a private matter
between the proprietors and the adjoining counties, so it voted not to recommend the bill. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by
the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   The bill from the Senate concerning the Andover and Medford turnpike, and the Essex turnpike having been recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary, the subject has been again carefully examined, and as this bill is one of public importance, and as many interests (as well of towns as of individuals) appear to be involved in the matter, the Committee have thought it expedient to report a brief statement of facts ...
OCLC Number:   1395395699
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