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and the southerly line of the town of East Haddam, aforesaid, as hitherto existing, be and the same are hereby annexed to the said town of East Haddam, and made part of the same, with all the rights, duties, privileges and immunities appertaining to said town of East Haddam.

INCORPORATING THE TOWN OF EAST LYME.

PASSED 1889.

Upon the petition of sundry inhabitants of the towns of Lyme and Waterford, in the county of New London, praying for reasons set forth, that a division may be made of said towns and that a new town may be incorporated therefrom, as per petition on file:

Resolved, That all that part of the towns of Lyme and Waterford, lying and being within the following boundaries, viz: beginning at the middle of the draw in the rope ferry bridge, over the Niantic river, thence northwesterly and northerly up the main channel of said river, to the middle of the straits bridge over the same; thence still northerly along and with the said channel to where the lake pond brook enters said river; thence still northerly by and with the stream of said brook, to the middle of the bridge over the same, near Comstock's oil mill, and thence a straight line to the northwest corner of the town of Waterford, which is also the southwesterly corner of the town of Montville; thence northerly by the line of said Montville, to the south line of the town of Salem; thence westerly by and with the line of said Salem to the west side of Mather's patent, so called, and which place is also known as the northeasterly corner of Dudley Clark's land; thence southerly to a walnut tree at the turn of the highway near the dwelling house of Buel Royce; thence southerly to a large rock with stones upon it, on the land of Joel Loomis, Esq., about thirty rods east of the New London and Lyme turnpike road; thence southerly to a stone, twelve rods west of the Harding house, now owned by the Rev. Matthew Noyes, and to continue said line to its junction with four mile river; thence southerly by said river to Long Island Sound; thence easterly by the sound and Niantic bay, to the place of beginning, be and the same is hereby made and constituted a separate and distinct town, by the name of East LYME, and all the inhabitants, now or at any time residing within said limits, excepting the Waterford town paupers, now in the

panper house of said town of Waterford, 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 yme shall be divided between the town of Lyme and that part of East Lyme, formerly included in said town of Lyme, according to their respective assessment lists on the levy of 1838, and all the paupers of the said old town of Waterford, in like manner are to be divided between the town of Waterford and that part of East Lyme, taken from said old town of Waterford, as above specified; and all persons who may hereafter become paupers and residing in other towns except said Lyme and Waterford, who have not gained a settlement elsewhere, shall be chargeable to said town of East Lyme, provided they had a residence within its boundaries, and removed therefrom prior to the passage of this bill. And said new town shall pay its proportion according to the assessment list of 1838, of all the debts, liabilities, charges and expenses, already due and commenced, or which may exist against the towns of Lyme or Waterford, at the time of the passage of this bill. And said new town shall receive its proportion, according to said lists, of all the funds and property, including, the proportion of the town deposit fund, belonging to said old towns of Lyme and Waterford, at the time of the passage of this bill, excepting the public records; always provided, that if after the organization of said town of East Lyme, the selectmen of the aforesaid towns do not agree in the division of paupers or funds and property belonging to said towns of Lyme or Waterford, the selectmen of either town may apply to Henry Perkins of Salem, Robert Comstock of Montville, and John Hyde of Stonington, who are hereby authorized and empowered to divide said paupers and 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 towns of Lyme and Waterford, in the month of October, 1838, shall be divided between said towns according to the list of polls and ratable estate in said towns respectively; and said new town of East Lyme may appoint a collector, who shall have power to collect all that part of said town taxes, which has accrued within, and belonging to said town of East Lyme.

Resolved further, Sec. 4. That a meeting of the inhabitants of said town of East Lyme shall be warned by Joel Loomis, Esq., or in his absence, by Edward R. Warren, Esq., to be held at the Baptist meeting house, in said East Lyme, 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 town meetings in said Lyme have heretofore been, by posting notices, and shall have power to transact any business proper to be done by said town; and said Loomis, or in his absence, said Warren, shall be moderator of said meeting.

Sec. 5. That this act shall take effect from and after the day of its passage.

MILEAGE OF THE TOWN OF EAST LYME.

PASSED 1840.

Resolved by this Assembly, That the mileage from the town of East Lyme, in New London county, be, to New Haven, forty-eight miles, and to Hartford, forty-four miles.

ANNEXING A PORTION OF EAST WINDSOR TO THE TOWN OF MANCHESTER.

PASSED 1842.

Resolved, That all that part of the town of East Windsor which lies south and west of a line, beginning at the southeast corner of East Windsor, on the line of Manchester and Vernon, and running north on the Vernon town line three-fourths of a mile, thence running westwardly by a straight line to the northwest corner of the town of Manchester, with all the inhabitants residing therein, be and hereby is annexed to the town of Manchester, and shall hereafter constitute a part of the town of Manchester. Provided, however, that this resolve shall not be construed to vary the limits of any school society now existing; and provided also, that the poor of said town of East Windsor, who were born within the territory hereby annexed to said town of Manchester, and who have not gained a settlement elsewhere in this state than in said town of East Windsor, or who have gained a settlement in said town of East Windsor by residence or otherwise, within said territory, shall be deemed inhabitants of said town of Manchester, whether said poor are now maintained by the town of East Windsor or not; and such poor of East Windsor as are now absent therefrom, shall belong to said town of Manchester; provided such persons, at the time of their departure, belonged to that part of East Windsor hereby annexed to Manchester.

DIVISION OF THE TOWN DEPOSIT FUND OF EAST WINDSOR.

PASSED 1847.

WHEREAS, in the year 1842, a part of the then town of East Windsor was

by the general assembly set off to the town of Manchester, without any due provision for the distribution of the town deposit fund of said East

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Windsor, amounting to 9,081 64-100 dollars; and whereas the town of East Windsor has by the general assembly since been divided into the two towns of East Windsor and South Windsor; and whereas, said towns of East Windsor and South Windsor refuse to permit the inhabitants of said section set off to Manchester to participate in the enjoyment of said fund, and the town of Manchester has brought its application to this assembly to compel such participation; therefore,

Be it resolved by this Assembly, That the town of Manchester is justly entitled to receive from said towns its proportion of said fund, and that said towns shall divide and pay over to said town of Manchester their several proportions of said fund, to wit: the town of East Windsor shall pay such part of said fund now held by them as 166, the number of inbabitants in said section set off to Manchester, bears to 1967, the number of inhabitants in said East Windsor, and the town of South Windsor shall pay such part of said fund now held by them as 166 bears to 1691, the number of inhabitants belonging to South Windsor,

INCORPORATING A PART OF OLD SAYBROOK INTO THE NEW TOWN OF OLD

SAYBROOK, AND A PART INTO THE TOWN OF ESSEX

PASSED 1844.

Upon the petition of Giles Blague and others, praying for the incorporation of a new town, as per petition on file, which petition has been duly served and returned :

Resolved by this Assembly, Sec. 1. That all that part of the present town of Old Saybrook which constitutes the first society of said town, and is bounded northerly by the second society, easterly on Connecticut river, southerly on Long Island sound, and westerly by the town of Westbrook, with all the inhabitants residing within said limits, be and the same hereby is incorporated into a separate town by the name of OLD SAYBROOK, with all the rights, powers, privileges and 'immunities, and subject to all the duties and liabilities of other towns in this state, with the right of sending one representative to the general assembly; and all that part of the present town of Old Saybrook, which constitutes the second society of said town, and is bounded northerly and westerly by the town of Saybrook, easterly by Connecticut river, and southerly by the first school society of Old Saybrook, to remain an independent town, with the name of Essex, by which name it shall be hereafter called and known. But this provision shall not be so construed as to produce any other effect whatever, than such change of name.

Sec. 2. And said new town shall pay its proportion according to the list of 1852, of all state and county taxes, of all debts, including a note for

the same.

seven hundred and fifty dollars, payable to the estate of Richard Powers, deceased, executed by a majority of the selectmen, for the use of the town; and of all charges, expenses, suits, petitions and claims already due or commenced, or which may exist against said old town of Old Saybrook, on the eighth day of July, 1854, and for which said town now is or shall hereafter be rendered liable by force of any claim now existing.

SEC. 3. The poor of said town of Old Saybrook, who were born within the limits hereby incorporated, and who have not by residence or otherwise gained a settlement elsewhere in this state than within said limits, shall be deemed inhabitants of said new town, and shall be maintained by

And the said new town shall be liable to maintain all such poor of the present town of Old Saybrook, as are and may be absent therefrom, provided such persons at the time of departure had a legal settlement in that part of the town of Old Saybrook, hereby incorporated into said new town.

Sec. 4. All the right and property of whatsoever nature or description, except as is herein after provided, now owned by, due or belonging to the town of Old Saybrook, or which may hereafter accrue to said town, by virtue of any claim, right or title now existing, shall belong to said new town, as hereby incorporated, and said old town, which by this incorporating act is to be hereafter known and called by the name of jthe town of Essex, instead of Old Saybrook, in proportion to their respective lists, according to the grand list of 1852.

Sec. 5. And the town deposit fund shall belong to and be divided between said new town, as hereby incorporated, and said town of Essex, in proportion to the number of their respective inhabitants; and the number of inhabitants in said town of Essex shall be taken to be 1519, and the number of inhabitants in said new town hereby incorporated, shall be taken to be 1036, and the number of paupers belonging to each town 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 advisablealways provided, that if after the organization of said new town, the selectmen of said towns do not agree in the distribution of the paupers, funds, deposit funds and property belonging to said towns on or before the fourth day of September, 1854, the selectmen of either town may apply to Elihu Spencer, of Middletown, Samuel C. Silliman, of Chester, and Daniel Chadwick, Jr., of Lyme, Esquires, who, or either two of whom, are here by authorized and empowered to divide said paupers, funds, deposit fund and property, which division, whether made by said selectmen, or a majority of them, or by said Elihu Spencer, Samuel C. Silliman and Daniel Chadwick, Jr., or either two of them, 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 expenses of such service, if rendered by said last mentioned persons, shall be paid by said towns, according to their respective lists of 1852.

Sec. 6. Said new town, as hereby incorporated, shall belong to and constitute a part of the 19th senatorial district, and also of the probate district of old Saybrook.

Sec. 7. The first meeting of said new town, as hereby incorporated, shall be holden at the academy in said town hereby incorporated, on the

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