Report of the First [-twenty-second] Hearing on the Hoosac Tunnel Consolidation, Before the Committee on Railways: January 29 [-March 21] 1873, Issues 1-22

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Page 14 - State for the time being, with the advice and consent of the Council, for the public service, in the necessary defence and support of the government of this State, and the protection and preservation of the subjects thereof, according to such acts as are, or shall be, in force within the same.
Page 13 - The court may fill any vacancy in the board of appraisers occurring by refusal or neglect to serve or otherwise. The appraisers shall meet at the time and place designated, and...
Page 14 - ... issued and disposed of by warrant, under the hand of the governor of this Commonwealth for the time being, with the advice and consent of the council...
Page 43 - ... of immense advantages in the perfection of her canals, which are the finest and most numerous in the world ; in the large tonnage of her shipping ; in her access by the Rhine to the heart of Germany ; and in the command of the German trade, which was brought to her ships at Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The Dutch relied on these advantages and neglected railways. The consequence was, that by 1850 they found themselves rapidly losing the German trade, which was being diverted to Ostend and Antwerp....
Page 18 - ... to impose and levy proportional and reasonable assessments, rates, and taxes, upon all *the inhabitants of, and persons resident, and estates lying, within the said Commonwealth ; and also to impose and levy reasonable duties and excises upon any produce, goods, wares, merchandise, and commodities...
Page 13 - ... notice to the corporation, for the appointment of three persons to appraise the value of such stock, and the court shall appoint three such appraisers, and designate the time and place of their...
Page 11 - ... and all suits at law or in equity, and all proceedings before any tribunal which may be pending, to which either corporation shall be a party, may be prosecuted and defended by the...
Page 42 - One of her chief manufactures is that of wool, of which she imports 21,000 tons, valued at 2,25O,000/., from Saxony, Prussia, Silesia, Poland, Bohemia, Hungary, Moravia, and the southern provinces of Russia; and returns a large portion in a manufactured state. She is rapidly becoming the principal workshop of the continent, and every development of railways in Europe must increase her means of access, and add to her trade. Now look at Holland, which in 1835 was so much her superior. Holland was possessed...
Page 11 - ... in the same name, in like manner, and with the same effect as might have been done had such union not have been formed. All claims, contracts, rights, and causes of action of or against either of...
Page 4 - ... of all creditors and liens upon property, and doing all such acts and things as may be necessary therefor and in closing up its outstanding affairs, and shall do all such things and execute all such transfers, conveyances, and assignments as the consolidated corporation may deem necessary or expedient to vest in itself any property or estates, rights or claims, which do not vest in it by virtue of these articles. ARTICLE 8. Nothing in this agreement shall be construed to deprive any minority...

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