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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 24: Costs; avoidance by offer to accept smaller compensation

Section 24. The owner of the land may, within said month, offer in writing to the owner of the mill or dam to accept a smaller amount than that established as said annual compensation; and if the owner of the mill or dam does not agree to pay such reduced compensation, but brings an action to obtain a diminution thereof, he shall pay the costs, unless the annual compensation is reduced by the verdict to an amount less than the offer.