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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 73: Trustees neglecting to appear; liability for costs

Section 73. A person so summoned, who dwells or has a usual place of business in the county where the action is brought and who neglects, without sufficient reason, to appear and answer within the time provided, shall be liable, if the plaintiff recovers judgment and does not otherwise receive his costs, for all costs for the plaintiff's travel and term fees until he appears.