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BEGUN ON THE FIRST MONDAY IN DECEMBER, 1846.

BY AUTHORITY.

INDIANAPOLIS:

J. P. CIIAPMAN, STATE PRINTET..

1847.

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MUY 2 8 1940

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LOCAL LAWS.

CHAPTER I.

An Act granting to the citizens of the town of Evansville, in the county of

Vanderburgh, a city charter.

(APPROVED JANUARY 27, 1847.]

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That the boundaries of the city of Evansville shall be the same as the boundaries of the present town of Evansville, omitting Goodsell's enlargement of said town, that is to say, the bounds of said city shall include all the territory embraced within the original plan of said town as the same is recorded in the recorder's office of Warrick county, and all the territory embraced within the following enlargements of said town, viz: The donation enlargement, the lower or McGary's enlargement, the upper enlargement, and the eastern enlargement, according to the plats of said several enlargements, as made by the several proprietors of said enlargements, and recorded in the recorder's office of Vanderburgh county; and other territory may from time to time be annexed to and included within the bounds of said city as hereinafter provided.

SEC. 2. From and after the first Monday in April, A. D. 1847, the people residing in the territory mentioned in the first section of this act shall become and be a body politic and corporate, by the name, style, and title of “The City of Evansville," and in and by such name shall be able and capable in law and equity to contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, complain and defend in any court of competent jurisdiction; they shall have power to make, have, and use a common seal, and the same to alter, destroy, and renew at pleasure; to take, purchase, hold, and convey such real and personal estate as the purposes of the corporation may require; to survey, mark, and establish the boundaries of said city, and all future enlargements of the same; to ordain, establish, enforce, and pat in execution such rules, by-laws, ordinances, and regulations as shall be deemed proper and necessary for the good government of said city,

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