Logo of LLMC Digital present on all screens.  Clicking here will always return to Homepage
A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit committed to ‘saving the law’
prd server 2Book Bag
Description and Holding Information
Joint Comm. on Railways and Canals. Act to establish the Berkshire and New York Rail Road Company, 1832
Senate No. 16 A Committee of both houses on Railways and Canals to whom was referred petitions from seven named groups who wanted to construct a
railroad from the Connecticut state line to Stockbridge, MA submitted An Act to establish the Berkshire and New York Rail Road Company, 1832.
Twenty-five men and other associates were incorporated as the Berkshire and New York Rail Road Company to build a railroad beginning near the Connecticut, New
York, and Massachusetts state lines to Sheffield and then to West Stockbridge to connect with several other lines. The capital stock was to be
$800,000 in shares of $100 and permission to sell more shares up to $1,000,000. There were the usual corporate rights, responsibilities, and organizational
requirements. A toll was granted, with the caveat that the Legislature might change the terms of the toll after ten years. The Company was to make
its books available for inspection and submit an annual report to the government and its shareholders. If one of the other railroads failed to build
its track, B&NY could build the tracks instead. B&NY could negotiate with New York railroads about access. The Company had to file its route by 1835
and complete the track by 1836. After twenty years, the state could buy the railroad. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by
the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   An act to establish the Berkshire and New York Rail Road Company.
OCLC Number:   1391638738
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
Vol. 1YesNo