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art. 21.

the general court

1866, c. 103.

the general court by the board of aldermen.

xliv. p. 599.

Every representative, for one year at least next preceding his Amend. const. election, shall have been an inhabitant of the district for which he is chosen, and shall cease to represent such district, when he shall cease to be an inhabitant of the commonwealth. The districts in each county shall be numbered by the board creating the same, and a description of each, with the numbers thereof, and the number of legal voters therein, shall be returned by the board, to the secretary of the commonwealth, the county treasurer of each county, and to the clerk of every town in each district, to be filed and kept in their respective offices.

47. By an act of the legislature, passed March 26, 1866 (chap- Representatives to ter 103), the two hundred and forty members of the house of from Suffolk representatives were apportioned to the several counties in the county. State, agreeably to the provisions of the constitution, until the next decennial census, the number assigned to Suffolk county being thirty-six.

On the 14th August, 1866, the following order was passed by Apportionment of the board of aldermen, apportioning the representatives to the representatives to general court from Suffolk county as follows:

Ordered, That for the choice of the thirty-six representatives City records, vol. apportioned to the county of Suffolk, by chapter one hundred and three, of the statutes of 1866, the said county be, and it is hereby, divided into thirteen representative districts, as follows; said districts to be numbered, and to be entitled to the number of representatives as hereinafter set forth: The First District, comprising Ward No. 1, in the city of Boston,

and containing 3,530 voters, shall elect three members. The Second District, comprising Ward No. 2, in the city of Bos

ton, and containing 3,085 voters, shall elect three members. The Third District, comprising Ward No. 3, in the city of Boston,

and containing 3,050 voters, shall elect three members. The Fourth District, comprising Ward No. 4, in the city of Bos

ton, and containing 3,076 voters, shall elect three members. The Fifth District, comprising Ward No. 5, in the city of Boston,

and containing 3,119 voters, shall elect three members. The Sixth District, comprising Ward No. 6, in the city of Boston,

and containing 2,660 voters, shall elect three members. The Seventh District, comprising Ward No. 7, in the city of Bos

ton, and containing 2,857 voters, shall elect three members. The Eighth District, comprising Ward No. 8, in the city of Bos

ton, and containing 2,877 voters, shall elect three members. The Ninth District, comprising Ward No. 9, in the city of Bos

ton, and containing 2,260 voters, shall elect two members. The Tenth District, comprising Ward No. 10, in the city of Bos

ton, and containing 2,546 voters, shall elect two members.

City records, vol. xliv. p. 599.

The Eleventh District, comprising Ward No. 11, in the city of

Boston, and containing 2,563 voters, shall elect three members. The Twelfth District, comprising Ward No. 12, in the city of Bos

ton, and containing 2,367 voters, shall elect two members. The Thirteenth District, comprising the city of Chelsea, and the

towns of North Chelsea and Winthrop, and containing 2,830 voters, shall elect three members.

Representative districts in Rox

er.

1 867, c. 359. 1 869, c. 349.

Ordered, That the place of meeting for the clerks of Chelsea, North Chelsea, and Winthrop, on the day succeeding the annual election of Representatives, as provided in chapter eight of the General Statutes, in order to determine the election of Representatives from the Thirteenth District of Suffolk, shall be the city hall, in Chelsea aforesaid.

48. The act to unite the cities of Boston and Roxbury (chap. bury and Dorches- 359, 1867), provided that, until constitutionally and legally

changed, the territory then comprised within the limits of Roxbury should continue to be, for the purpose of electing members of the house of representatives, part of the county of Norfolk. constituting the third and fourth representative districts thereof. Under the new division of wards made by the city of Boston in 1867, in accordance with the terms of the act of union, Ward 13 constitutes the Fourth Norfolk District, which is entitled to one representative; and wards 14 and 15 the Third Norfolk District, which is entitled to three representatives.

The act to unite the town of Dorchester to the city of Boston (chap. 349, 1869), provided that, until constitutionally and legally changed, the territory then comprised within the limits of Dorchester should continue to be, for the purpose of electing members of the house of representatives, part of the county of Norfolk, constituting the fifth representative district thereof, which is entitled to two representatives.

By the act to incorporate the town of Hyde Park (1868, chap. 139, § 3), it is provided that the town of Hyde Park, for the purpose of electing representatives to congress, senators and representatives to the general court, and members of the governor's council, until the next decennial census, or until another apportionment be made, shall remain a part of said towns of Dorchester, Milton and Dedham, respectively, and vote therefor at such places, respectively, as the said towns of Dorchester, Milton and Dedham shall vote; and the selectmen of Hyde Park shall make a true list of all persons within their town qualified to vote at every such election, and shall post up the same in said town of Hyde Park, and shall correct the same as required by law, and shall deliver a true list of all such voters as are entitled to vote in

Citizens of Hyde Park to vote in Dorchester (now Boston), Milton, &c., until 1875. 1868, c. 139, $ 3.

said towns of Dorchester, Milton and Dedham, respectively, to 1868, c. 139, $ 3. the selectmen thereof, seven days at least before such election, to be used thereat.

For State Senators.

Suffolk county ilito
senatorial districts
1866, c. 120, 85.
1867, c. 359.

49. By an act passed April 7, 1866, the State was divided, Apportionment of until the next decennial census, into forty senatorial districts; and the county Suffolk included six districts, as follows:

The city of Chelsea, the towns of North Chelsea and Winthrop, 1869, c. 349. and the ward numbered one in the city of Boston, shall constitute a district, to be known as the first Suffolk district. The wards numbered two, three and six, in the city of Boston, shall constitute a district, to be known as the second Suffolk district. The wards numbered four and five, in the city of Boston, shall constitute a district, to be known as the third Suffolk district. The wards numbered eight and nine, in the city of Boston, shall constitute a district, to be known as the fourth Suffolk district. The wards numbered ten and eleven, in the city of Boston, shall constitute a district, to be known as the fifth Suffolk district. The wards numbered seven and twelve, in the city of Boston, shall See § 48. constitute a district, to be known as the sixth Suffolk district. The act to unite Boston and Roxbury provided that, for the purpose of electing a senator, Roxbury (nów wards thirteen, fourteen and fifteen of Boston), should constitute part of the first Norfolk senatorial district.

The act to unite the town of Dorchester to the city of Boston (chap. 349, 1869), provided that, for the purpose of electing a senator, Dorchester (now ward sixteen of Boston), should constitute a part of the second Norfolk senatorial district.

For Representatives to Congress.

districts,

50. By chap. 59, of the acts of 1866, it was provided that the Congressional third congressional district should comprise the city of Roxbury 1966, c. 59. (now wards thirteen, fourteen and fifteen of Boston), and the town 1869, c. 349. of Brookline, in the county of Norfolk, and the wards numbered five, seven, eight, ten, eleven and twelve, in the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk.

It was also provided that the fourth congressional district should comprise the wards numbered one, two, three, four, six and nine, in the city of Boston, the city of Chelsea, and the towns of North Chelsea and Winthrop, in the county of Suffolk, and the city of Cambridge, in the county of Middlesex.

The act to unite the city of Boston and the town of Dorchester (chap. 349, 1869), provided that for the purpose of electing a

See $ 48.

representative in congress, Dorchester (now ward sixteen of Boston), should constitute a part of congressional district number two.

For Councillors.

Council districts. 1866, c. 221, SS 3, 4. 1869, c. 349.

51. By chap. 221 of the acts of 1866 it was provided that the third council district should comprise the sixth Suffolk, the first Norfolk, the third and fourth Middlesex, and the second Worcester senatorial districts; and that the fourth council district should comprise the first, second, third, fourth and fifth Suffolk senatorial districts

By the act to unite the town of Dorchester to the city of Boston (chap. 349, 1869), it was provided that for the purpose of electing a councillor, Dorchester (now ward șixteen of Boston), should constitute part of the second council district.

See § 48.

ORDINANCE.1

Form of warrants for ward meetings. Dec. 27, 1826. .

SECTION 1. The form of warrants for calling
meetings of the citizens of the several wards,
shall be as follows, to wit:
L. S.

City of Boston.
To either of the constables of the city of
Boston, Greeting:

In the name of the commonwealth of Massachusetts you are hereby required, forthwith, to warn the inhabitants of ward No. , qualified as the law directs, to assemble at

at o'clock M., then and there to give in their ballots for

Hereof fail not; and have you there then this warrant with your doings thereon. Witness chairman of the board of aldermen of our said city of Boston, the of our Lord By order of the board of aldermen.

City Clerk

.

on the

day of

day of

in the year

1 An ordinance prescribing the form of warrants and of the service thereof, passed December 27, 1826. See Charter, $ 61.

Dec. 27, 1826.

SECT. 2. All warrants for calling meetings of To be served by the citizens of the several wards, which shall be returned, issued by the board of aldermen, shall be served by any constable of the city, and returned to the wardens of the several wards in said city, on or before the time of meeting of the citizens of said wards therein specified.

for general meet

SECT. 3. The form of warrants for calling Form of warrants
meetings of the inhabitants of the said city of inge
Boston, shall be as follows, to wit:
L. S.

City of Boston.
To the constables of the City of Boston,
Greeting:

In the name of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby required forthwith to warn the inhabitants of the city of Boston, qualified as the law directs, to assemble at Faneuil Hall, on the

day of at o'clock, M., then and there to

Hereof fail not; and have you there then this warrant, with your doings thereon. Witness, chairman of the board of aldermen of our said city of Boston, the of our Lord By order of the board of aldermen.

City Clerk

day of

in the year

constables, and

SECT. 4. All warrants which shall be issued To be served by by the board of aldermen for calling meetings of returned. the inhabitants of the city, shall be served by any constable of the city, and returned to the said board on or before the meeting of the citizens therein specified.

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