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STRATFIELD SCHOOL SOCIETY AUTHORIZED TO KEEP A SCHOOL FOR
COLORED CHILDREN IN BRIDGEPORT.
Resolved by this Assembly, That the Stratfield school society in the town of Bridgeport, be and they are hereby empowered to cause a school to be kept within said society exclusively for colored children, and to apply towards paying the instructor of such school, (he or she being approved by the visitors of said society,) so much of the public moneys appropriated to schooling, as the number of colored children within said society, between the ages of four and sixteen years, who shall have attended such school, will entitle them to, which number shall be ascertained in the manner now provided by law for enumerating children, by a committee appointed for that purpose by said society.
CHANGING THE BOUNDARY LINES BETWEEN THE SCHOOL SOCIETY OF WEST
BROOK AND THE SECOND SCHOOL SOCIETY OF SAYBROOK; AND ALSO BETWEEN THE FOURTH SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SAID SCHOOL SOCIETY OF WESTBROOK AND THE FIFTH SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SAID SECOND SOCIETY OF SAYBROOK.
Upon the petition of Sherman Stannard of Saybrook, dated the 21st day
of April, 1851, on file, which said petition was duly served upon the school societies and districts above named, and returned to and entered in the office of the secretary of this state, and in all other respects conformable to law :
Resolved by this Assembly, That the lands comprising the homestead of and occupied and possessed by Sherman Stannard of Saybrook, lying in the fourth school district, second school society of said Saybrook, contiguous to and adjoining the town of Westbrook, with the buildings thereon, be and they hereby are annexed to and made a part of the fifth school district in the school society of Westbrook; and that said Sherman Stannard, and those who may succeed him in the occupation of said land and buildings, shall be members of said fifth school district in said school society of Westbrook, and be entitled to all the privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, of other inhabitants of said district.
CHANGING THE NAME OF THE WESTFIELD SCHOOL SOCIETY IN NEW HAVEN,
TO WESTVILLE SCHOOL SOCIETY.
Upon the petition of Enos Sperry and others, members of the Westfield
School Society, in the town of New Haven, praying for reasons therein stated, that the name of said society might be changed :
Resolved by this Assembly, That the name of said society be changed, and that it be known hereafter by the name of the Westville School Society.
SCHOOL SOCIETY OF WESTFIELD SET OFF FROM THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN.
Upon the petition of Marcus Shumway and others, citizens of the city of
New Haven, praying for reasons therein stated, that they may be set off from the city of New Haven:
Resolved by this Assembly, Sec. 1. That from and after the passing of this resolve, all that part of the city of New Haven lying and being situate within the limits of the school society of Westfield, shall cease to be and shall no longer form a part of the city of New Haven, but said described territory, with the inhabitants dwelling thereon, are hereby set off from said city of New Haven; and the remaining part of the city of New Haven, and the inhabitants thereof, shall be and continue the body politic and corporate of the city of New Haven, with all the rights, powers and privileges appertaining to the same, so far as is consistent with this resolve, and no farther.
SEC. 2. The county court for the county of New Haven, (when constitated of the judge and county commissioners, without regard to any corporate interest of either of them,) are hereby authorized and empowered, at any time before the first day of January, A. D. 1849, on application of the mayor and aldermen of the city of New Haven, to ascertain and adjust the amount of all debts, demands and liabilities of every description existing against the city of New Haven on the 25th day of April, A. D. 1848, deducting therefrom all moneys and funds then held by said city, or under its authority, for the purpose of paying said debts ; and to determine what part thereof, according to the polls and ratable estate of said city, for the year A. D. 1847, shall be paid by that part of the city hereby set off as aforesaid; and said county court, having so determined the amount to be paid to said city, shall assess the same on the polls and ratable estate within said released limits according to the list for the year A. D. 1847, and shall grant a warrant, signed by the clerk of said court, for the collection thereof, directed to the collector of said city for the time being, who shall proceed with and collect said tax and pay over the same to the city treasurer, in the same manner as though said tax had been levied by said city in due course of law; and upon the payment of said tax, the part of said city set off as aforesaid shall be discharged from all responsibility for all debts, deinands and liabilities existing against the city of New Haven. Provided, that this resolution shall not be valid until approved by a vote of the city in legal meeting duly warned for that purpose.
CONCERNING WESTFIELD SCHOOL SOCIETY IN KILLINGLY, SHEPHERD'S HILL
SCHOOL DISTRICT, GREEN HOLLOW DISTRICT, FACTORY DISTRICT, &c.
Upon the petition of James H. Hutchins and others, inhabitants of the southwest district in the south school society, in the town of Killingly, showing to this assembly for the reasons therein set forth, that they do not enjoy equal privileges with the other inhabitants of this state in regard to common schools for the education of their children, and praying to be annexed to Westfield school society in said town, as per their petition duly served upon all parties interested therein will appear. This assembly having inquired into the truth of the allegations therein set forth, find the same to be true. Therefore,
Resolved, That the limits of said Westfield school society be extended so as to include all that part of said southwest district which lies north of a line drawn due east and west across the intersection of the two roads in front of the old school house on Hutchins' hill, so called, and that the same, with the inhabitants therein residing, be annexed to and become a part of the factory district in said Westfield school society.
Resolved further, That so much of the residue of said district as lies west of the Norwich and Worcester railroad, with the inhabitants therein residing, be annexed to and become a part of the Shepard Hillschool district, in the town of Plainfield, and so much thereof as lies east of said railroad, with the inhabitants therein residing, be annexed to and become a part of the Green Hollow district, in said Plainfield.
Provided always, that the foregoing resolves shall not go into effect and become operative, until the said factory district, in said Westfield school society, at a meeting of said district, duly warned for that purpose, shall by vote manifest their assent thereto.
ALVA RAYMOND ANNEXED TO THE SCHOOL SOCIETY OF WESTPORT.
Upon the petition of Alva Raymond of Greenfield, in the town and county of Fairfield, praying for the reasons therein given, to be set off from the school society of Greenfield, and annexed to school society of Westport, as by petition on file; and this assembly having enquired into the allegation in said petition, find the same to be true; and it is thereupon
Resolved, That the territory commencing at Appatuck river, at the north corner of the town of Westport, on Sturges' highway, so called, and running northerly on said river, eighty rods, thence in a southerly direction, in a line parallel with said Sturges' highway, until it intersects the cross road on which David Sherwood now lives, including said Raymond : thence, following said cross highway westerly, until it intersects Sturges' highway; thence, following said highway northerly to the place of beginning, be and the same is hereby annexed to the school society of Westport, and constituted a part thereof.
AUTHORIZING FIRST SCHOOL SOCIETY IN WINDSOR TO CHANGE LOCATION
OF SCHOOL HOUSE.
Resolved by this Assembly, That the First School Society in the town of Windsor, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to take down, remove and dispose of the school house belonging to said society, and to erect a new school house upon a new site in the immediate vicinity, or not to exceed one hundred rods from the location of the present school house, which new school house shall be for the use and benefit of all the inbabitants of said society.
INCORPORATING THE SCHOOL SOCIETY OF WINDSOR LOCKS.
Resolved by this Assembly, That the town of Windsor Locks, as constituted and incorporated by the legislature of 1854, excepting that portion of said town sying within the limits of the second school society of
Granby, be and is hereby incorporated into a school society by the name of the School Society of Windsor Locks, and as such shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges which other school societies have and possess.
Sec. 2. The first meeting of said school society of Windsor Locks shall be warned by Joseph Whipple, John Moran and Thomas Nock, or either of them, at such time and place in said society as they shall determine, in the same manner as is by law provided for warning school society meetings.
ANNEXING LESTER WOODFORD TO WINSTED SCHOOL SOCIETY.
Resolved, That the said Lester Woodford and his said farm be separated from the said school society in the town of Colebrook and annexed to the Winsted school society, in the town of Winchester, subject to all the privileges and burthens thereof.
AUTHORIZING DIVISION OF CERTAIN FUND BETWEEN THE WILLIMANTIC
SCHOOL SOCIETY, AND THE FIRST SCHOOL SOCIETY IN WINDHAM.
WHEREAS, upon a hearing of the petition of the Willimantic school society,
against the first school society of Windham, on file, dated April 23d, A. D. 1839, it appears to this assembly, that by virtue of the provisions of an act of the general court, passed in 1732, dividing the amounts arising from the sale of certain townships, laid out in lands in the western part of this state, for the use of public schools, and of an act passed in 1774, appropriating the excise money for the same purpose, the town of Windham became possessed of, and entitled to a sum of money appropriated to that purpose; that on the organization of school societies by law, the money thus received came into possession of the school society of Windham, and when said school society was divided by forming the Scotland school society, the portion of the money belonging to the first school society continued by that society to be appropriated for the same purpose, and to be divided among the districts, upon the principle of díviding the money derived from the school fund, until the year 1836, when the resolution was passed for establishing the Willimantic school society; that although in that resolution, no provision was made for the division of the money or the evidences of debt as aforesaid; yet