Public Documents of Massachusetts, Volumes 1-4

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Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1870 - Massachusetts

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Page 122 - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
Page 264 - ... the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity, and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry and frugality, chastity, moderation and temperance, and those other virtues which are the ornament of human society, and the basis upon which a republican constitution is founded...
Page 127 - Commonwealth shall, at the annual meeting thereof, for the choice of town officers, choose by written or printed ballots, a School Committee, consisting of three, five, or seven persons, who shall have the general charge and superintendence of all the public schools in said town, which are supported at the expense thereof.
Page 32 - Iron sharpeneth iron ; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Page cxlviii - See chap. 138, on p. cUU, following. the facts in relation to the births and deaths which occur in their respective institutions, in like manner as is required of town clerks. The clerks of said towns shall, in relation to the births and deaths of persons in said almshouses, be exempt from the duties otherwise required of them by this chapter.
Page cli - ... as the same shall be certified by the secretary of the Commonwealth ; but a city or town containing more than ten thousand inhabitants may limit the aggregate compensation allowed to their clerk.
Page clii - London," and is also, with slight modifications, identical with that embodied in a report drawn up by William Farr, Esq., MD, of London, for the consideration of the International Statistical Congress which met at Paris in September, 1855 ; which report was printed in the Appendix to the Sixteenth Registration Report of the Registrar-General, England.
Page cl - ... city or town, or a copy of such record duly certified, shall be received in all courts and places as presumptive evidence of such marriage.
Page cli - Persons intending to be joined in marriage in this commonwealth shall before their marriage cause notice of their intention to be entered in the office of the clerk or registrar of the city or town in which they respectively dwell, or, if they do not dwell within the commonwealth...
Page 127 - Bible, without written note or oral comment, in the public schools, but they shall require no scholar to read from any particular version, whose parent or guardian shall declare that he has conscientious scruples against allowing him to read therefrom, nor shall they ever...

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