Public Documents of Massachusetts, Volumes 10-17

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Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1869

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Page xvi - ... that in any area adjoining a vault, cellar, or underground room, there may be steps necessary for access to such vault, cellar, or room if the same be so placed as not to be over, across, or opposite to...
Page xvii - The owner or keeper of any lodging-house, and the owner or lessee of any tenement-house or part thereof, shall thoroughly cleanse all the rooms, passages, stairs, floors, windows, doors, walls, ceilings, privies, cess-pools and drains...
Page xviii - ... from the ground of at least ten feet between said buildings, if they are one story high above the level of the ground; if they are two stories high, the distance between them shall not be less than fifteen feet ; if they are three stories high, the distance between them shall be not less than twenty feet ; and if they are more than three stories high, the distance between them shall be not less than twentyfive feet.
Page xviii - ... therein to vacate such building, for the reasons to be stated therein as aforesaid. Such building or part thereof shall, within ten days thereafter, be vacated ; or within such shorter time, not less than twenty-four hours, as in said notice may be specified; but said board, if it shall become satisfied that the danger from said house or part thereof has ceased to exist, may revoke said order, and it shall thenceforward become inoperative.
Page xx - cellar" shall be taken to mean and include every basement or lower story of any building or house of which one-half or more of the height from the floor to the ceiling is below the level of the street adjoining. The phrase
Page xvii - Health, or by any officer upon whom any duty or authority is conferred by this act, give him free access to such house and to every part thereof. The owner or keeper of any lodging-house, and the owner, agent of the owner, and the lessee of any tenement-house or part thereof shall, whenever any person in such house is sick of fever, or of any infectious, pestilential, or contagious disease, and such sickness is known to such owner, keeper, agent, or...
Page xix - A tenement-house within the meaning of this title shall be taken to mean and include any house or building, or portion thereof, which is rented, leased, let or hired out, to be occupied, or is occupied as the home or residence of three families or more living independently of each other, and doing their cooking upon the premises, or by more than two families upon any floor, so living and cooking, but having a common right in the halls, stairways, yards, water-closets or privies, or some of them.
Page iv - SECT. 2. If any person actually become chargeable as a pauper to any city or town in which he has a settlement, has a settlement subsequently acquired in any place without this Commonwealth, the overseers of the poor of such city or town may cause him to be removed to said place of subsequent settlement, by a written order directed to any person therein designated who may execute the same.
Page xvi - ... below the level of the floor of such vault, cellar, or room ; nor unless there is a clear space of not less than one foot below the level of the floor, except where the same is cemented ; nor unless there be appurtenant to such vault, cellar, or room the use of a water-closet or privy, kept and provided as in this act required ; nor unless the same have an external...
Page 5 - To include in his report an abstract of the annual reports of the several District Attorneys, with such observations and statements as, in his opinion, the criminal jurisprudence and the proper and economical administration of the criminal law of the State shall warrant and require.

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