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(Senate Joint Resolution No. 221.]

[252.]

AUTHORIZING ROBERT MALLORY TO CONSTRUCT SEA-WALLS.

Resolved by this Assembly: That Robert Mallory, his heirs and assigns, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to construct and maintain a sea-wall or sea-walls in front of and around his land situated in the town of Greenwich, bounded northeasterly by land of one Millbank, easterly by the waters of Long Island sound, southeasterly by land of Henry Mallory, and westerly by land of one Thayer, so as to enclose an area of about one and one-third acres of land lying partly above and partly below low water mark on Long Island sound; and to fill in and grade the space between said walls as he may deem expedient, and the spaces so filled or to be filled as aforesaid, and the spaces adjoining the land of the said Robert Mallory between high and low water mark on Long Island sound, are hereby granted to said Robert Mallory, his heirs and assigns forever; said heirs and assigns to have all the said rights and privileges hereby granted to said Robert Mallory; provided, that said filling in and said sea-walls shall not impede public navigation.

Approved, May 11, 1903.

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 222.]

[253.]
AUTHORIZING M. L. D. MALLORY TO CONSTRUCT SEA-WALLS.

Resolved by this Assembly: That M. L. D. Mallory, wife of Charles Mallory, her heirs, and assigns, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to construct and maintain a sea-wall or sea-walls in front of and around her land situated in the town of Greenwich, bounded northerly by land of Henry Mallory, easterly by the waters of Long Island sound, southerly by the Willett estate, and westerly by Byram river, so as to enclose an area of about one acre and one hundred and eighty-six one-thousandths of an acre of land lying partly above and partly below low water mark on Long Island sound; and to fill in and grade the space between said walls as she may deem expedient; and to construct and maintain a sea-wall or sea-walls in front of said land on Byram river, so as to enclose an area of about one acre and one hundred one-thousandths of an acre of land lying partly above and partly below low water mark and running across the entire front and division lines of the said land fronting on Byram river; and to fill in and grade the same as she shall deem expedient, and the spaces so filled or to be filled as aforesaid, and the spaces adjoining the land of the said M. L. D. Mallory between high and low water mark on Long Island sound, or on Byram river, are hereby granted to said M. L. D. Mallory, her heirs and assigns forever; said heirs and assigns to have all the said rights and privileges hereby granted to said M. L. D. Mallory; provided, that said filling in and said sea-walls shall not impede public navigation.

Approved, May 11, 1903.

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 223.]

[254.)
AUTHORIZING HENRY MALLORY TO CONSTRUCT SEA-WALLS.

Resolved by this Assembly: That Henry Mallory, his heirs and assigns, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to construct and maintain a sea-wall or sea-walls in front of and around his land situated in the town of Greenwich, bounded northerly by land of Robert Mallory, easterly by the waters of Long Island sound, southerly by land of M. L. D. Mallory, and westerly in part by Byram river, and in part by land of one Parker, so as to enclose an area of about one acre of land lying partly above and partly below low water mark on Long Island sound; and to fill in and grade the space between said walls as he may deem expedient; and to construct and maintain a sea-wall or sea-walls in front of his said land on Byram river, so as to enclose an area of about five hundred and sixty-four one-thousandths of an acre of land lying partly above and partly below low water mark and running across the entire front and division lines of the said land fronting on Byram river; and to fill in and grade the same as he shall deem expedient, and the spaces so filled or to be filled as aforesaid, and the spaces adjoining the land of the said Henry Mallory between high and low water mark on Long Island sound, and on Byram river, are hereby granted to said Henry Mallory, his heirs and assigns forever; said heirs and assigns to have all the said rights and privileges hereby granted to said Henry Mallory; provided, that said filling in and said sea-walls shall not impede public navigation.

Approved, May 11, 1903.

[Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 301.]

[255.]

AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE BRISTOL AND PLAINVILLE

TRAMWAY COMPANY.

Resolved by this Assembly: That the Bristol and Plainville Tramway Company is hereby authorized to generate, sell, and distribute gas in the town of Plymouth at any point in said town of Plymouth within one and three-fourths miles of the Bristol town line; and for that purpose similar authority to that now possessed by said corporation as to the manufacture, sale, and distribution of gas in the town of Bristol is hereby conferred as to that portion of the town of Plymouth hereinbefore described.

Approved, May 15, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 391.]

[256.] AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONERS OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY TO ISSUE NOTES TO AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING FORTY-FIVE

THOUSAND DOLLARS. Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the commissioners of Fairfield county are hereby authorized and empowered in the name and upon the credit of said county to issue a note or notes to an amount not exceeding the sum of forty-five thousand dollars, payable at such times and in such amounts and at such interest rate, not exceeding four per centum per annum, as said commissioners shall determine.

SEC. 2. Said note or notes shall be signed by the commissioners of said Fairfield county, and when so issued shall be valid obligations of the said county, and the holder or holders of said note or notes may, in the event of a default in payment at maturity, enforce the levy and collection of a tax upon the towns of said county to pay said note or notes by process of law. The funds raised upon such note or notes shall be used to pay the bonds issued by said Fairfield county under a resolution of the general assembly, approved June 14, 1893, which bonds are of the par value of the sum of forty-five thousand dollars, and are redeemable at and after the expiration of ten years from the first day of July, 1893.

Approved, May 15, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 331.]

[257.] RESTORING FORFEITED RIGHTS TO GEORGE T. DIBBLE OF CORNWALL.

Resolved by this Assembly: That all rights forfeited by George T. Dibble of Cornwall by reason of conviction of crime be and the same are hereby restored.

Approved, May 15, 1903.

[Senate Bill, Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 142.]

[258.] AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE STATE LIBRARY FOR

THE TWO YEARS ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1905. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General

Assembly convened:

The following sums are hereby appropriated to be paid out of any inoney in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the objects hereinafter specified for the two fiscal years ending September 30, 1905: For the purchase of new books for the state library, twenty-five hundred dollars; for the preservation and binding of military rolls and papers in said library, fifteen hundred dollars.

Approved, May 15, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 376.]

[259.)

INCORPORATING THE WOODBURY AND SEYMOUR STREET RAILWAY

COMPANY.

Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That Floyd F. Hitchcock and Levi E. Curtis, both of the town of Woodbury, Christian Strobel, of the town of Waterbury, and Frederick L. Averill, of the town of Branford, with such other persons as shall be associated with them for that purpose, are constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of The Woodbury and Seymour Street Railway Company, which shall be located in the towns of Woodbury, Southbury, Oxford, and Seymour. Said company is hereby authorized and empowered to locate, construct, and finally complete a street railway upon the route or routes hereinafter set forth, with not more than two tracks, together with such turnouts, switches, and connections as may be necessary and convenient for the full use of the same, that is to say: Commencing at a point on the highway near the works of the American Shear Company, Hotchkissville, in the town of Woodbury; thence running southeasterly along said highway and Union street, to Main street, near the North Congregational church; thence southerly through the village of Woodbury, along said Main street in Woodbury, and South street, to the town line between Woodbury and Southbury. Also commencing at the junction of the Cranberry road, cocalled, and running along said road to the village of Pomperaug; thence running southeasterly to the main highway between Woodbury and Southbury; thence continuing southerly, from the town line along Main street, or lands adjacent thereto, in the town and village of Southbury, to the railroad station of the Highland division of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company. Also from the junction of Main street in the village of Southbury with the highway leading to Oxford, along said highway southeasterly, or lands adjacent thereto, to the village of Southford, and town line between the towns of Southbury and Oxford; thence continuing southeasterly along said highway, or lands adjacent thereto, through Red City, socalled, in the town of Oxford, and through the village of Oxford to the town line between Oxford and Seymour; thence continuing southeasterly in said town of Seymour along highway, or lands adjacent thereto, to Bank street in said Seymour; thence southeasterly in said Bank street or land adjacent thereto to Main street in the village of Seymour; thence over said Main street about two hundred feet. Said company is hereby further authorized and empowered to construct, maintain, and operate a line of railway upon any private land or right of way, which it has or may acquire near to any of the routes mentioned herein, or to connect any such routes, or between the termini of any of said routes, or to deviate from any such route and again re-enter the same.

SEC. 2. The capital stock of said company shall be four hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, which shares shall be deemed personal property, and shall be transferable only on the books of the company, by the holder or his attorney, in such manner as the by-laws may prescribe. And said company is hereby authorized to issue full-paid stock at its par value, in payment for any portion of the cost and equipment of said road, or in exchange for the stock of any water, gas, electric, lighting, heat, power, or railway company which it may consolidate with or purchase as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 3. Any three of the corporators named in the first section are hereby authorized to call the first meeting of said company at such time and place and upon such notice as they may deem proper.

SEC. 4. Said company is hereby authorized and empowered to use electricity, or any other lawful power except steam, as a motive power upon said railway, and may erect, maintain, and use all necessary, proper, and lawful appliances for the purpose of operating said railway, and for the proper distribution and application of the power used by it for that purpose; and said company may purchase and hold such real estate as may be necessary to fully carry out the objects of this resolution, and may make any lawful contract with any other company or persons with reference to the business of said company, and may collect and receive such reasonable toll or fare from each passenger transported over said road as the board of directors may from time to time determine.

SEC. 5. Said company is hereby authorized and empowered to carry mail, express, merchandise, and farm products, and do a general railroad business upon said railway, within and for said towns of Woodbury, Southbury, Oxford, and Seymour, and may collect and receive such reasonable toll or charge for such freight transported over said road as the board of directors may from time to time determine.

SEC. 6. Said company is hereby authorized to lease, purchase, sell to or consolidate with any water, gas, electric, lighting, heat, power, or railway company located in said towns of Woodbury, Southbury, Oxford, and Seymour, or any town adjoining said towns, upon such terms and conditions as the board of directors may direct; provided, however, that any such purchase, sale, lease, or consolidation shall be ratified and confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the stockholders of said companies, respectively.

SEC. 7. Said company is hereby authorized to sell and distribute electricity for lighting or power within the said towns of Woodbury, Southbury, and Oxford.

Sec. 8. Said company is hereby authorized to issue its bonds, with or without coupons attached, bearing interest semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding five per centum per annum, for a term not exceeding thirty years, in the manner and for an amount authorized by the general statutes; but in case said company shall purchase or consoli

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