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CITY OF BOSTON,
ITATIS REGIMINE DONATA A.D.18
WITH A SEPARATE INDEX.
PREFACE TO PART II.
The following extracts from the Preface to Colonel Nettleton's volume will fully explain the scope of this collection :
This book contains the special acts relating to the city of Boston which, either in whole or in part, appear to be still in force. Acts wholly repealed or superseded are omitted, while those changed in part only are printed, in most instances, as originally enacted. Some of the provisions of the earlier acts are apparently obsolete, but, in the absence of judicial decision to that effect, it seemed the safer course to print them.
'Chapter 448 of the Acts of 1854, commonly called the City Charter,' begins the volume; but, with this exception, the acts are printed in chronological order. At the foot of those relating to subjects covered by more than a single act, a list of the related acts is given, and leading cases bearing upon any act are cited in the margin. Modifications, amendments, and partial repeals are indicated by means of marginal references, brackets, and foot-notes."
As already explained in the Preface to Part I., this volume contains all the text of Colonel Nettleton's volume of 1885, except pp. 318-338, which were cancelled and incorporated into Part I., and pp. 341-366, which will be found in the Preface to Part I. IIis text closed with the year 1884 ; this part contains also his selections from the Acts of 1885 and 1886, and the selections from the Acts of 1887, as made by Mr. Goodrich. The comprehensive Index has been made by William F. Wharton, Esq., and will be found to be much larger and more useful than that given in 1885.
For the Committee on Printing,