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leges and immunities, and subject to all the duties and liabilities of other towns in this state, and with the right of sending one representative to the general assembly of this state.
Sec. 2. And said new town shall pay its proportion according to the list of 1855, of all debts, charges, expenses, suits, petitions and claims already due and commenced, or which may exist against said town of New Milford, or for which said town shall be hereafter rendered liable by force of any claim or contract now existing.
And said new town shall take and maintain its proportion of the poor persons now maintained by said town of New Milford, said proportion to be their respective lists according to the grand list of 1855.
Sec. 3. Said rew town shall be liable to maintain all such persons residing out of said town of New Milford, as are now chargeable thereto, or may hereafter become chargeable thereto; provided such persons, at the time of their departure from said town, had a legal settlement in that part of said town hereby incorporated into a new town, and shall not, subsequent to such departure, have gained a settlement elsewhere.
SEC. 4. All the rights and property, of whatsoever nature and description, except the town records, now owned by, due or belonging to the town of New Milford, or which may hereafter accrue to said town of New Milford, by virtue of any claim, right or title now existing, shall belong to said new town as hereby incorporated by the boundaries herein mentioned, and said old town, in proportion to their respective lists, according to the grand list of 1855.
SEC. 5. And the town deposit fund shall belong to, and be divided between said new town as hereby incorporated, and said town of New Milford, in proportion to the number of their respective inhabitants. The number of paupers belonging to each town, and the population of said towns respectively, and the respective proportions of the taxable list of said towns, shall be ascertained and determined by the selectmen, or a majority of them, of said respective towns, and in such manner as they may deem advisable; always provided, that if after the organization of said new town, the selectmen of said towns do not agree in the division of the paupers, funds, deposit fund, and property, real and personal, belonging to said towns, and also upon their respective taxable lists and number of inhabitants, on or before the first Monday of November, A. D. 1856, the selectmen of either town may apply to George C. Woodruff
, of Litchfield, and Henry Beers, of Newtown, who are hereby authorized and empowered to divide said paupers, fund, deposit fund, and property, and to ascertain and determine the amount of the taxable lists and number of inhabitants of said towns respectively, in manner aforesaid, which division, whether made by said selectmen or a majority of them, or by said Woodruff and Beers, shall be final and conclusive, and in case said division shall be made by said last mentioned persons, the selectmen of both of said towns shall be first duly notified of the time and place when and where said division shall be made; and the expense of said service shall be borne by said towns, according to their respective lists, as they shall be ascertained in the manner aforesaid.
SEC. 6. The collectors of the state, town and other taxes, in the town of New Milford, are hereby authorized to collect their respective taxes already laid, and in their respective rate books contained, and pay the same over for the benefit of said towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, in proportion to their respective lists, to be ascertained as aforesaid.
Sec. 7. Said new town as hereby incorporated shall belong to and constitute a part of the sixteenth senatorial district, and also shall belong to and constitute a part of the probate district of New Milford.
SEC. 8. The first town meeting of said new town of Bridgewater shall be holden at the hall over the center school house in said Bridgewater on the second Monday of July next, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, and Horace Judson shall be moderator thereof, and in case of his failure Sherman Peck shall be moderator thereof, and said Judson or Peck, or either of them, shall warn said meeting by setting up a notification of the same on the public sign-post, within the limits of said town, at least five days before said meeting, and said new town shall have all the powers incident to other towns in this state at said first meeting, and all right to act accordingly, and the officers elected at such meeting shall hold their respective offices until others are chosen and qualified in their stead, and said meeting shall have power to determine the time at which the annual meetings of said town shall be holden.
CHANGING BOUNDARY LINES BETWEEN THE TOWNS OF BURLINGTON, CAN.
TON AND AVON,
Upon the petition of Giles Woodford and others, of Burlington, in Hartford county, praying, for reasons therein set forth, that that part of said town lying on the east side of Farmington river may be annexed to the towns of Canton and Avon, as per petition on file, dated the 21st day of April, 1845, and duly served on said towns of Burlington, Canton and Avon, will more fully appear :
Resolved by this Assembly, That all that part of said town of Burlington lying on the east side of Farmington river and north of the following described line, to wit,-beginning on the east side of said river, at the mouth of a spring on land of Elias Woodford, and running easterly to the center of said spring, thence east to the west line of Avon, in a line parallel to the south line of Canton, with all the inhabitants residing therein, be and the same is hereby annexed to and incorporated with the town of Canton: and all that part of said town of Burlington lying east of said river and south of the above described line, with all the inhabitants residing therein, be and the same is hereby annexed to and incorporated with the town of Avon. And all the taxes now laid and payable from the persons hereby annexed to said towns of Canton and Avon, shall and may be collected by the collector of said town of Burlington, in the same manner as though this resolve had not passed. And all the poor within said
limits, and all persons born within said limits hereby annexed to said town of Avon, and who may hereafter become paupers, and have not gained a settlement elsewhere, shall be supported and maintained by said town of Avon.
ESTABLISHING DIVISION LINE BETWEEN TOWNS OF PORTLAND AND CIIAT.
WHEREAS, doubts have arisen respecting the true boundary line between the towns of Portland and Chatham; and whereas, the said towns have respectively voted to accept and approve, as such boundary line, the line surveyed and defined by the selectmen of said towns, in November, 1841 : therefore,
Resolved by this Assembly, That the line surveyed by the selectmen of the towns of Portland and Chatham, in November, 1841, as the boundary line between said towns, shall henceforth be and remain the boundary line between said towns.
ESTABLISHING MILEAGE FROM THE TOWN OF CHATHAM.
Resolved, That the mileage of the town of Chatham be, and it hereby is, twenty-two miles to Hartford, and thirty-two miles to New Haven.
ESTABLISHING THE MILEAGE OF THE TOWNS OF CHESTER AND LEDYARD.
Resolved by this Assembly, That the following be and the same is hereby established as the rule of mileage of the towns of Ledyard and Chester, to Hartford and New Haven, in which the fees for travel of the members of the general assembly, and all others who are paid out of the treasury, shall be computed, to wit:
Ledyard, distance from Hartford,
do. do. from New Haven, Chester, do. from Hartford,
do. do. from New Haven,
50 59 32 32
ANNEXING PART OF TOWN OF CHESTER TO TOWN OF SAYBROOK.
Upon the petition of Simon W. Shailer and others, praying for alteration
of the town lines between the towns of Chester and Saybrook:
Resolved by this Assembly, That all that part of the town of Chester lying southerly and easterly of a line commencing in Sawmill Cove (so called) on Deep River, at a point in the line between the towns of Saybrook and Chester, where the north line of the lumber yard of Stevens, Starkey & Co., produced, intersects the same; thence south forty-one degrees west, about fifty rods to the thirty-two mile stone of the Middlesex turnpike road; thence the same course about one hundred rods till it intersects the line of the school societies of Chester and Saybrook; thence on said school society's line and following the same westerly till said line intersects the present town line between the towns of Saybrook and Chester, be and hereby is incorporated in and made part of said town of Say. brook, and that the aforesaid lines and boundaries be the boundaries between said towns of Chester and Saybrook. That this act shall take effect from the time of its passage, but nothing herein contained shall affect any tax heretofore laid.
INCORPORATING THE TOWN OF CLINTON.
Upon the petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Killingworth, in the County of Middlesex, praying for reasons therein set forth, that a division may be made of said town, and that a new town may be incorporated therefrom, as per petition on file:
Resolved, Sec. 1. That all that part of the town of Killingworth, in the county of Middlesex, lying south of the line dividing the first and second school societies in said town, be and the same is hereby made and constituted a separate and distinct town, by the name of CLINTON. And all the inhabitants now, or at any time, residing south of said line in said town, shall be and remain a separate and distinct corporation, with all the powers, rights and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities and obligations of other towns in this state, with the right of sending one representative to the general assembly,
Resolved further, Sec. 2. That all the paupers of said old town of Killingworth shall be divided between the two towns of Killingworth and Clinton, according to their respective assessment lists on the levy of 1837; and all persons who may hereafter become paupers of said old town of Killingworth, but who are now residing elsewhere, shall be divided between said two towns of Killingworth and Clinton as aforesaid. And said new town shall pay its proportion, according to the assessment list of 1837, of all the debts
, liabilities, charges and expenses already due and commenced, or which may exist against said old town of Killingworth, at the time of the passage of this bill; and said new town shall receive its proportion according to said list, of all funds and property belonging to said old town of Killingworth, at the time of the passage of this bill, excepting the public records. Provided always, that if after the organization of said town of Clinton, the selectmen of said two towns cannot agree as to which town any such paupers belong, or as to the division of funds and property belonging to said old town of Killingworth, the selectmen of either town may apply to Ely Warner, Ebenezer Cone and Obadiah Spencer, who are hereby authorized and empowered to divide said paupers and said funds and property, in manner and form as aforesaid, which division shall be final and conclusive.
Sec. 3. The town and highway taxes, laid upon the polls and ratable estate in said old town of Killingworth, on the first Monday of October last, shall be divided between said two towns, according to the list of polls and ratable estate in said two towns respectively; and said town of Clinton may appoint a collector, who shall have power to collect all that part of said town tax, which has accrued within and belonging to said new town.
Resolved further, Sec. 4. That a meeting of the inhabitants of said town of Clinton shall be warned by Austin Olcott, Esq., or in his absence by David Dibble, Esq., to be held in the meeting house of the first Congregational society of said town, at such time as he shall appoint, within twenty days from the time this bill shall take effect, for the purpose of choosing all the necessary and proper officers of said town, which meeting shall be warned in the same manner as other town meetings in this state, and shall have power to transact any business proper to be done by said town; and said Olcott or Dibble shall be moderator of said meeting.
SEO. 5.' That this act shall take effect from and after the day of its passage.
MILEAGE OF CLINTON.
Resolved by this Assembly, That the mileage from Clinton in Middlesex county, [to Hartford,] shall be thirty-eight miles.