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Appendix V: Officers of the corporation.

Joseph Story, President.

George Bond, Treasurer, Office 9 Kilby Street.

B. R. Curtis, Secretary, Office 16 Court Street.


Samuel T. Armstrong,

Jacob Bigelow,

George Bond,

Martin Brimmer,

Charles P. Curtis,

Benjamin R. Curtis,

Benjamin A. Gould,

Isaac Parker,

James Read,

Joseph Story.

Committee on lots.

George Bond, Jacob Bigelow, Charles P. Curtis.

Superintendent, James W. Russell.

Terms of subscription.

The price of a lot of 300 superficial feet is Eighty Dollars, and in proportion for a larger lot.

Selections may be made on the following terms, and [59] the person who first reports his selection to the Secretary, is entitled to a preference, to wit:

1. From any lots numbered 1 to 350 inclusive and unsold, (a choice from these having been offered by auction) at par.

2. From the remaining lots laid out and unsold, on payment of Ten Dollars.

3. From any other part of the Cemetery, on the payment of Twenty Dollars.

Provided however, that in all cases the approbation of the Committee on lots shall be required, before any lot shall be laid out or enlarged.

Any Proprietor who exchanges his lot, shall pay therefor the sum then chargeable by the Regulations, for the right of selection; provided however, that in no case shall he pay less than Ten Dollars.

One dollar is payable to the Secretary for making and recording each deed, and the same for each transfer of a lot. Conditions, limitations, and privileges to which etery lot is subject by the deed of the Corporation, to wit:

First. The Proprietor of the lot shall have a right to enclose the same with a wall or fence, not exceeding one foot in thickness, which may be placed on the adjoining land of the Corporation exterior to the said lot.

Second. The said lot shall not be used for any other purpose than as a place of burial for the dead, and no trees within the lot or border shall be cut down or [60] destroyed, without the consent of the Trustees of the said Corporation.

Third. The Proprietor of the said lot shall have the right to erect stones, monuments, or sepulchral structures, and to cultivate trees, shrubs and plants in the same.

Fourth. The Proprietor of the said lot shall keep in repair, at his or her own expense, the land-marks of the same, which shall be erected by the Corporation.

Fifth. If the land-marks and boundaries of the said lot shall be effaced so that the said lot cannot with reasonable diligence be found and identified, the said Trustees shall set off, to the said grantee, his or her heirs or assigns, a lot in lieu thereof, in such part of the Cemetery as they see fit, and the lot hereby granted shall, in such case, revert to the Corporation.

Sixth. If any trees or shrubs situated in said lot, shall, by means of their roots, branches, or otherwise, become detrimental to the adjacent lots or avenues, or dangerous or inconvenient to passengers, it shall be the duty of the said Trustees, for the time being, and they shall have the right, to enter into the said lot, and remove the said trees and shrubs, or such parts thereof as are thus detrimental, dangerous, or inconvenient.

Seventh. If any monument or effigy, or any structure whatever, or any inscription be placed in or upon the said lot, which shall be determined by the major part of the said Trustees for the time being, to be offensive or improper, the said Trustees, or the major part of them, shall have the right, and it shall be their duty, to enter upon said lot, and remove the said offensive or improper object or objects. [61]

Eighth. The said lot shall be holden subject to the provisions contained in an Act of the General Court, dated March 31, 1835, and entitled β€œAn Act to incorporate the Proprietors of the Cemetery of Mount Auburn.”

The Trustees request that all railings or inclosures of lots, may be light, neat and symmetrical,--and that no slabs be placed in the Cemetery unless in a horizontal position.

Public lot on Cypress Avenue.

This is an enclosure 30 by 90 feet, in which interments may be made on payment of Ten Dollars each.

Regulations concerning visiters.

The Secretary will issue to each Proprietor one Ticket of Admission into the Cemetery with a vehicle, under the following Regulations β€” the violation of any of which, or a loan of the Ticket, involves a forfeiture of the privilege.

1. No person is admitted on horseback.

2. No vehicle is admitted unless accompanied by a Proprietor, or a member of his or her household, with his or her ticket.

3. No vehicle is to be driven in the Cemetery at a rate faster than a walk.

4. No horse is to be fastened except at the posts provided for this purpose. No horse is to be left unfastened without a keeper. [62]

5. All persons are prohibited from gathering any flowers, either wild or cultivated, or breaking any tree, shrub or plant.

6. All persons are prohibited from writing upon, defacing and injuring any monument, fence, or other structure in or belonging to the Cemetery.

7. All persons are prohibited from discharging fire-arms in the Cemetery.

8. The gates are opened at sunrise, and closed at sunset.

9. No money is to be paid to the porter.

10. No persons are admitted on Sundays and Holidays, excepting Proprietors, and members of their household, and persons accompanying them.

The Superintendent has the care of the Cemetery, and is authorized to remove all who violate these regulations, or commit trespasses. Trespassers are also liable to be fined fifty dollars.

Regulations concerning interments.

The key of the receiving tomb under Park Street Church, is in charge of S. H. Hewes, Esq. Superintendent of Burying Grounds. Office at City Hall.

Printed forms of application for permission to deposite bodies in either receiving tomb, or in any lot, may be had of him, or of the Superintendent of the Cemetery, at the cottage--without which no interment can be made. [63] [64]

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