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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 11: Adjournment in absence of justice; sheriff's duty

Section 11. If no justice is present at the time and place appointed for holding a court at the beginning of a sitting or at an adjournment thereof, the sheriff of the county or any of his deputies may adjourn the court from day to day or from time to time, as circumstances require, or as ordered by any of the justices, and shall give notice of such adjournment by making public proclamation in the court house, and by a notice posted on the door of the court house or published in a newspaper.