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good and valid, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect from and after the day of its passage.

Approved, Dec. 18th, 1862.

Guardian may

invest proceeds

tate of his ward in bonds of

CHAPTER VI.

An Act in addition to "An Act concerning the Domestic Relations."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened :

SEC. 1. That the bond required to be taken by the of sale of real es- judge of probate upon the sale of a minor's real estate, be so conditioned as to authorize the guardian to may invest the proceeds in the bonds or loans of this state, and in the bonds or loans of any city, town, or borough in this state.

towns, cities, or

boroughs in this state.

Guardians, trus

tees, &c., may in

SEC. 2. That guardians, trustees, conservators or vest trust estate executors, or others holding property in a fiduciary capacity, may invest the same in the bonds or loans of this state, and in the bonds or loans of any city, town, or borough in this state.

in town, city, or borough bonds.

SEC. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved, Dec. 23d, 1862.

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COURTS CONFIRMING DOINGS.

CHATER VII.

An Act in addition to "An Act relating to Courts."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened:

sistant clerks of

temporarily ap

That when any person has been or shall hereafter be Tenure of office appointed temporarily clerk or assistant clerk of the of clerks or assuperior court in any county, under the provisions of superior court, section seven, statute of 1859, for filling vacancies in pointed to fill vasaid offices, his term of office shall be and shall be held cancies. to continue from the time of such appointment until the next annual meeting of the judges of the superior court, unless sooner removed by said judges, as by law provided.

Approved, Dec. 23d, 1862.

CHAPTER VIII.

An Act to confirm the doings of Towns, in certain

cases.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened:

granting bounties

certain cases.

SEC. 1. That in all cases where any town has confirming dogranted bounties to volunteers, at a meeting not le-ings of towns in gally warned; and in all cases where such bounties to volunteers, in have been granted to volunteers who had enlisted into service before such bounties were granted; and in all cases where bounties have been granted by any town to all who should enlist to fill the quota of such town, and more than enough to fill said quota have enlisted in such town upon the faith of such bounty, and entered the service of the United States; the doings of said towns shall not for these causes be held or deemed invalid, but shall be taken and held to be as valid and effectual as if such meetings had been legally warned, and such bounties granted before such enlistment, or such quota had not been more than filled.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from the day of

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Provisions of act

support of the

CHAPTER IX.

An Act in addition to an Act entitled "An Act in addition to an Act to provide for the Organization and Equipment of a Volunteer Militia, and to provide for the Public Defence."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened :

SEC. 1. That the provisions of the second section of 1861, for the of the act to which this is an addition, approved, June families of volun- 27th, 1861, be and the same hereby are extended to extended to fam- the family, residing out of this state, of each non-comilies after remov- missioned officer, musician, artificer or private, who

teers in service,

ing from this

state.

Proviso.

Proviso.

Statement to be men of the town from which such

made to select

family has removed, &c.

shall be accepted or who has been accepted into the service of this state, and turned over to the service of the United States as a part of the militia of this state, under and pursuant to any call of the president of the United States for volunteers or militia; provided, that such family did actually reside in this state at the time of the enlistment of such non-commissioned officer, musician, artificer or private; and provided further, that before any such family shall be entitled to the benefits of said section, a statement containing the name of such non-commissioned officer, musician, artificer or private, the name of the company and regiment in which he may be serving, the date and term of his enlistment, the name of his wife, and the name and age of each child under the age of fourteen years, if any there be, together with the place of residence of such wife and child, shall first be made to the selectmen of the town in which said family resided at the time of said enlistment, and satisfactory proof furnished said selectmen that such statement is true; and said selectmen shall thereupon make return to the comptroller of the facts contained in said statement; provided, that

rected to draw

of volunteers.

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said statement shall first be made in writing, signed by the person or persons for whose benefit it shall be nade, or by some responsible person in their behalf, and verified by the oath of the subscriber or subscribers, and also by such other evidence as said selectmen may deem necessary; and said selectmen shall lodge a duplicate of said statement with the tow clerk. SEC. 2. Whenever the comptroller shall draw his Comptroller diorder on the treasurer of the state, in favor of the orders on the treasurers of the various towns, for such sums as may treasurer for se be due to the families of soldiers resident in the state, resident families under the provisions of the act to which this is in addition, he shall also draw his order on the treasurer for what may be due, under the provisions of this act, to soldiers' families not resident in this state, but who have complied with the provisions of the first section of this act, and whose names have been returned to him by the selectmen, as provided in the first section of this act; and such order of the comptroller shall be in favor of the treasurers of the towns where said families resided when said enlistment took place; and the treasurer of each of said towns shall pay the amounts due, under the provisions of this act, to the order of the persons entitled thereto.

SEC. 3. Any person who shall willfully make any Penalty for makfalse statement, either in writing or otherwise, to the ment to the seselectmen of either of said towns, for the purpose of lectmen. obtaining the benefit of the provisions of this act, either for himself or any other individual, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in a common jail not exceeding two months.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect from and after the day of its passage.

Approved, Dec. 24th, 1862.

Persons or corporations, opera

duct the amount

them, on such

lessors.

CHAPTER X.

An Act in addition to “An Act in addition to and in alteration of 'An Act for the Assessment and Collection of Taxes." 999

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened:

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SEC. 1. Whenever any person, company or corpoting railroads, as ration, owning, possessing, operating or having the lessees, may de- management and control of any railroad or horse railof tax paid by road, as the lessee thereof, under or in virtue of any road, from any contract, or lease, existing on the tenth day of July, payment due the A. D. 1862, shall pay or cause to be paid, to the treasurer of this state, for the use of this state, the tax required to be paid by the third section of "An Act in addition to and in alteration of An Act for the Assessment and Collection of Taxes,"" approved July 10th, 1862, such payment shall be deemed and considered to be made on account of the person, company or corporation, being the lessor of the said road so under the management and control of such lessee, and the amount thereof may be deducted and withheld from any payments due, or to become due, to such lessor, on account of such lease.

SEC. 2. This act shall not affect any suit now pending.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, Dec. 24th, 1862.

Savings Banks may invest their

CHAPTER XI.

An Act in addition to "An Act relating to Savings
Banks and Savings Societies.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened :

SEC. 1. That each savings bank or savings society may invest one half of their deposits heretofore re

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