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by land now or formerly of William Nichols and John Osborn pl. Edgell, thirty-six and feet; northwestwardly by Claflen Northwest
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place, nineteen and feet; and northeastwardly by land No. 2.
A parcel of land now or formerly belonging to REGINA No. 1. GUNZENHEISER, bounded as follows, viz:-Southeastwardly by Osborn place, there measuring twenty feet; southwestwardly by land now or formerly of Asher Ratshesky, thirty. six and 14 feet; northwestwardly by Claflen place, twenty and feet; and northeastwardly by land now or formerly
of Abby W. Blake, Almira Blake and Mary P. Blake, thirty
five and 58 feet: containing seven hundred and thirty-two square feet, more or less.
A parcel of land belonging to a person or persons un- Osborn pl. known, the same being OSBORN PLACE, bounded as follows,
A parcel of land now or formerly belonging to the HEIRS Southeast OF SAMUEL R. M. HOLBROOK, bounded as follows, viz: Nos. 12, 18. Northwestwardly by Osborn place, there measuring forty feet; northeastwardly by land now or formerly of the Proprietors of Model Lodging House, sixty-eight and 50 feet; southeastwardly by land now or formerly of Anu D. Rhodes, thirty-two and 5 feet: southwestwardly by Indiana place, eleven and feet; northwestwardly by
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Osborn pl. land now or formerly of Gardner Brewer, twelve and feet; again southwestwardly by the same, eight and Nos. 12, 13. feet; southeastwardly by the same, seven and feet;
again southwestwardly by land now or formerly of Henry Morgan, on three lines, twenty-three and 50 feet, one foot and 37 of a foot and thirteen and 92 feet; northwest
wardly by the same, eight and 58 feet; and southwest
wardly again by the same, thirty and 92 feet: containing two thousand nine hundred and sixty-three square feet, more or less.
The said parcels of land are shown on plans made by Thomas W. Davis, City Surveyor, numbered respectively 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, each bearing date May 3, 1869, and deposited in the office of the said City Surveyor.
To have and to hold the same to the said City of Boston, its successors and assigns, to its and their sole use and behoof forever, agreeably to the provisions of the said Act.
Mayor of the City of Boston, do hereby approve of the foregoing instrument and of the action of the City Council in the premises; and in accordance with the provisions of the Act referred to in said instrument, I hereby certify that the lands described in said instrument were and are taken pursuant to the provisions of the said Act.
In witness whereof I have caused the corporate seal of the City of Boston to be hereto affixed, and have hereunto set my hand this , in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
Mayor of the City of Boston.
Ordered, That, in the month of January, in the year 1870, there shall be appointed a joint committee of the City Council consisting of two members of the Board of Aldermen and three members of the Common Council, who shall be authorized to contract, with the approval of His Honor the Mayor, for filling all the streets and places on the territory bounded on the northeast by Pleasant street, on the east by Washington street, on the south by Dover street, and on the west and northwest by Tremont street, to the grade shown on the plan made by the City Surveyor, dated May 3, 1869; and the cellars, back-yards and vacant lots to the grade of at least twelve feet above mean low water; also for raising and underpinning such of the houses and other buildings on said territory as they shall deem necessary to the preservation of the public health. Said committee shall also be authorized, with the approval of His Honor the Mayor, to appoint one or more persons who shall, under the direction of said committee, superintend the work to be performed by the city on the Suffolk Street District. The compensation of the person or persons so appointed shall be fixed by said committee, subject to the approval of the Mayor.
Ordered, That the Treasurer be authorized to borrow, under the direction of the Committee on Finance, the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, to be applied to raising the territory and buildings on the Suffolk Street District, and paying for any estates on said district taken under the provisions of chapter 277 of the acts of the year 1868, and for the compensation of the persons appointed to supervise and direct said work.
CHAPTER 277, 1868.
AN ACT FOR THE ABATEMENT OF A NUISANCE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON,
Be it enacted, etc., as follows:
file descrip. tion of lands
SECTION 1. The city of Boston may purchase or other- Boston may wise take the lands, or any of them, not within the limits of lands to the Boston and Albany Railroad, in said city, which are abate below the grade of eighteen feet above mean low water, and all estates, any part of which is below said grade, with the buildings and other fixtures on the land so purchased or taken, situated and lying within the district, which is bounded on the northeast by Pleasant street, on the east by Washington street, on the south by Dover street, and on the west and northwest by Tremont street. Said city shall, within Boston to sixty days from the time they shall take any of said lands, file in the office of the registry of deeds for the county of in registry Suffolk a description of the lands so taken, as certain as is required in a common conveyance of lands, and a statement that the same are taken pursuant to the provisions of this act, which said description and statement shall be signed by the mayor of said city; and the title to all lands so taken shall vest in the city of Boston; and if any party If damages whose land is taken, shall agree with the said city upon the damage done to him by the said taking, the same shall be paid forthpaid to him by the said city forthwith. And it shall be the Grade to be duty of the city of Boston forthwith to raise the grade of said territory so purchased or taken, laying out and filling
upon, to be