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Cts. Mills. Each additional beast,
2 0 leigh or sled, drawn by one horse,
67 man and horse,
0 Cattle, horses and mules, led or drove, each,
1 0 Sheep, goats and swine, each,
0 5 And that the rates of toll inserted as aforesaid, shall be the established rates of toll, which said company shall be entitled to receive.
MONROE AND NEWTOWN TURNPIKE COMPANY.
Upon the petition of the Monroe and Newtown Turnpike Company, showing to this assembly that said company was duly incorporated by the legislature of this state in 1833, and in the act of incorporation was authorized to hold a quantity of land not exceeding ten acres, for the purposes of toll-houses and gates; that said company in pursuance of such authority became the owner of a certain piece of land not exceeding ten acres, on which was erected by said company a toll-house and gate; that it afterwards became necessary to said company to remove said gate to another point on the road belonging to said company, and such removal was lawfully made; and thereby said toll house and land became and is of little use or value to said company, and praying this assembly for anthority to sell said house and land, as per petition on file, dated the 24th day of May, 1847, more fully appears ;-this assembly having inquired into the allegations in said petition, find the same to be true, and it is thereupon
Resolved by this Assembly, That said Monroe and Newtown Turnpike Company be and the same hereby is authorized and empowered to sell the toll-house and land described in said petition, or any part thereof, and by their proper agent or attorney to make conveyance of the same, which conveyance duly executed shall be valid and effectual in law.
DISCONTINUING A PORTION OF THE MONROE AND ZOAR BRIDGE TURNPIKE
Upon the petition of the Monroe and Zoar Bridge Turnpike Company, praying for the discontinuance of a portion of their road, as per petition on file, dated April 14th, 1852:
Resolved by this Assembly, That so much of the road of the Monroe and Zoar Bridge Company as lies between said Zoar Bridge and the town house in the village of said town of Monroe, be and the same is hereby discontinued as a turnpike road, and said company are hereby released from all obligation to keep and maintain the same in repair; but said company may remove or dispose of the toll-house buildings on that part of the road "so discontinued, and are to retain the residue of said road, with the half toll-gate as now located thereon.
DISCONTINUING A PART OF NEWTOWN AND NORWALK TURNPIKE.
Upon the petition of the Newtown and Norwalk Turnpike Company, showing to this assembly that a portion of their road, by reason of the division of travel, has become useless, and praying a discontinuance thereof, as per petition on file:
Resolved by this Assembly, that so much of said road as lies north of the intersection of the Northfield turnpike, near the house formerly occupied by Edmund Fanton and Jacob Wænzer, be and the same is hereby discontinued, and said company released from all rights and obligations in relation thereto.
DISCONTINUING THE NEWTOWN AND NORWALK TURNPIKE ROAD.
Upon the petition of Bradley Burr and others, showing that a part of the
turnpike road of the Newtown and Norwalk Turnpike Company was discontinued by the general assembly at its May session, A. D. 1841, and praying, for reasons in said petition alleged, that the remaining portion of said turnpike road lying within the towns of Weston, Wilton, Westport and Norwalk, may be discontinued as a turnpike road, and that so much of the same as lies within the several towns aforesaid, be assumed, kept in repair and maintained by said towns respectively, as per petition on file, dated April 22d, 1851 :
Resolved, That the remaining portion of said turnpike road, within said towns of Weston, Wilton, Westport and Norwalk, not so discontinued as aforesaid, be and the same is hereby discontinued as a turnpike road, and
that said Newtown and Norwalk Turnpike Company be and they are forever released and discharged from all obligations to keep, repair and maintain the same, and that so much of the same as lies within the several towns aforesaid, through which it is laid, shall be assumed, kept in repair and maintained as public highways, any law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding
DISCONTINUANCE OF A PORTION OF THE NEW HAVEN AND MILFORD TURN.
Upon the petition and representation of the New Haven and Milford Turnpike Company, showing that on the section of turnpike road between George street and the cross road in the rear of the hospital, in the city of New Haven, a distance of about one-fourth of a mile, in consequence of the growing increase of inhabitants on the same and on the cross streets connected with it, improvements are contemplated which cannot be required of the turnpike company, and thereupon the town of New Haven have agreed to accept that section of the road, and the company have agreed to relinquish the same to the town, provided the general assembly will ratify their agreement and exonerate the company from the future support thereof, and praying that said agreements be ratified, as by petition on file; thereupon,
Resolved by this Assembly, That said agreement be and hereby is ratified, and the section of said turnpike road, above described as part of said turnpike road, is discontinued, and said company are hereby exonerated from the future support thereof.
DISCONTINUING A PORTION OF THE NEW LONDON AND LYME TURNPIKE
Upon the petition of the New London and Lyme Turnpike Company, praying for a discontinuance of a certain portion of their road :
Resolved, That so much of said company's road, in the town of Lyme, as lies south and west of its junction with ihe main street, near the dwelling house of Charles L. Peck, be and the same is hereby discontinued as a part of said company's road, and they are forever released and discharged from all obligations further to maintain and keep in repair said portion of said road hereby discontinued.
DISCONTINUING A PORTION OF THE NEW LONDON AND LYME TURNPIKE
Resolved by this Assembly, That so much of the road of said company as lies within the limits of the city of New London, be and the same hereby is discontinued as a part of the road of said company, and they hereby are forever released and discharged from all obligations further to maintain and keep in repair said portion of said road hereby discontinued.
Provided, that this resolve shall not go into operation and in no manner affect the existing liabilities of said company until a satisfactory arrangement can be made between said company and the city of New London, in respect to the terms upon which said discontinuance shall be made, and not until such arrangement shall receive the sanction of the city of New London, in a city meeting of the inhabitants, legally warned and held for the purpose, and a copy of such acceptance transmitted to the office of the secretary of state.
DISCONTINUING A PART OF THE NEW LONDON AND WINDHAM COUNTY
TURNPIKE ROAD, AND ESTABLISHING LOCATION OF A TOLL-GATE.
Upon the petition of the New London and Windham County Turnpike Society vs. the town of Lisbon, showing to this assembly that the petitioners were constituted a body corporate and politic, by this assembly, more than fifty years ago, with powers to construct a turnpike road from the city of Norwich, through the towns of Norwich, Lisbon, Preston, (now Griswold,) Plainfield and Sterling, to the east line of this state, and erect their toll gates for the collection of toll, all which was accomplished; and that said turnpike road, where the same was located within the town of Lisbon, passed over the top of Bundy Hill, so called, which, when wrought, proved an inconvenient and bad location, not
satisfactory to the public, nor convenient for public travel; that afterwards, to'wit
, in 1835, in pursuance of an act of this general assembly, passed at their session in 1833, the directors of said turnpike company, with the consent of the owners of the adjoining lands, and with the approbation of the commissioners of said turnpike road, did make an alteration thereof, within the towns of Lisbon aforesaid, in such manner as to pass around at the base of said Bundy Hill, instead of running over the top of the same, all which, at the time, was deemed advisable, to place said road on better ground than it was when originally laid out; and an accurate survey thereof having been made and completed, the alteration was worked and completed, to the acceptance of the commissioners on said road, for the year 1835, when the same was completed, which acceptance was drawn up in due form of law and signed by the commissioners, the owners of the land and the directors of said company, together with said survey, and was delivered to Luther Spalding, Esq., for the purpose of being lodged with the secretary of this state to be recorded, according to the provisions of said act; further showing, that soon after, the said Luther Spalding died, and that from that cause, or some other cause unknown to the petitioners, the said survey was never so returned nor recorded, without fault of the petitioners, but by accident the same was lost, and still remains incomplete; and that since the year 1835, the public have used and enjoyed the said alterations as a turnpike road, and the commissioners have, from year to year, inspected and approved the same as part of said turnpike road, and during the whole of that period the said corporation have ceased to keep in repair or use said old part, over Bundy Hill, which alteration cost over two thousand dollars, and the said alteration, as then surveyed, was recorded in the office of the clerk of the county court for New London county, instead of the office of the secretary of state, was and is in the wods and figures, to wit: Commencing at a stake and stones standing in the wall in the town of Lisbon, on the south side of said highway a few rods easterly from the foot of the eastern declivity of Bundy Hill
, so called, thence extending three rods wide 62 degrees 30 minutes west, 29 rods, 20 links; thence south, 47 degrees 15 minutes W., 26 rods, 5 links; thence S. 29 degrees 45 minutes W., 13 rods, 5 links; thence S. 16 degrees W., 18 rods, 13 links; thence S. 11 degrees 45 minutes W., 16 rods, 15 links; thence S. 3 degrees 30 minutes W., 8 rods, 10 links; thence S. 18 degrees 45 minutes W., 17 rods, 17 links; thence S. 36 degrees 45 minutes W., 7 rods, 21 links, on land of Josiah Williams, to land of the wife of Ezra Barns; thence S. 35 degrees 30 minutes W., 22 rods, 8 links, on the land of the wife of the said Ezra Barns, to land of Dwight Ripley; thence S. 36 degrees 20 minutes W., 70 rods; thence S. 42 degrees 30 minutes W., 48 rods, 20 links; thence S. 45 degrees 30 minutes W., 13 rods, 15 links, on land of the said Ripley, to the highway or lane leading to the dwelling house of Joshua Burnham ; thence S. 45 degrees 30 minutes W., 1 rod, 16 links, across said
highway, to land belonging to James Stetson, Bradford Ames, Isaac Williams and Susannah Williams, the wife of Isaac Williams, Jr., as tenants in common; thence S. 45 degrees 30 minutes W., 10 rods, 23 links, on said tenants, in common land, to land of Joshua Burnham; thence S. 44 degrees W., 34 rods, 15 links; thence S. 70 degrees 15 minutes W., 19