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The Joint Committee on the Public Lands, to whom was recommitted the Bill concerning the Commonwealth's flats in Charles River, have considered the same, and report that the same ought to pass in a new draft submitted in the accompanying Resolve.
For the Committee,
JOSEPH S. BEAL.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Eight.
Concerning the Lands of the Commonwealth in Charles
Resolved, That the Land Commissioners are hereby authorized to apply to the Harbor Commissioners for a revision of the harbor lines in Charles-river Basin, so called ; and said Land Commissioners are hereby placed in charge of the lands belonging to the Commonwealth in Charles River above Canal Bridge, so called, and within the harbor lines as they now are or hereafter shall be established, subject to all general laws relating to lands under tide-water; and said Land Commissioners may make contracts for the filling, use, sale, or other disposition of said lands, subject to the approval of the governor and council, and subject to the provisions of the eighth section of chapter two hundred and thirty-nine of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-five.