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Senate. Act to incorporate the Boston Farm School, 1833
Senate No. 20 An Act to incorporate the proprietors of the Boston Farm School, 1833. Nine men asked to incorporate a school for at-risk boys, who
might become, "vicious, dangerous, or useless member of society." The corporation was organized in the usual way with permission to have real estate
and personal property to a value of $100,000. A $50 contribution allowed one vote in corporate meetings. The corporation planned to purchase a farm
within ten miles of Boston and erect school buildings and housing. The group was directed to maintain good administrative and financial records for an
annual report. Boys over seven were eligible to be turned over by their parents or boys without parents could be legally turned over. The boys were
to be maintained, educated, and employed and could be bound out as apprentices until they were 21. Not much attention was given to the boy's wish to
choose. Parents could buy back their boys if they could pay the costs incurred and boys could be dismissed for bad behavior. (Digitized from a
microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   An act to incorporate the Proprietors of the Boston Farm School.
OCLC Number:   1396610561
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