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sball be further severally liable to pay all damages aceruing to any person or persons by reason of said dam or dams.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That said Corporation

be and they hereby are authorized and empowered to erect Powers, &c.

dams and mills on their own lands on the Madaceunk Stream between Madaceunk Pond and the Penobscot River in the County of Penobscot, and to carry on the business of the manufacture of lumber at said mills and the same to convey to market; and said Corporation may do all things necessary and proper for carrying into effect the objects aforesaid, and may make and adopt all necessary regulations and by laws not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State, Provided, That no dam or dams shall be erected to flow the pond or ponds aboveor to raise any greater head of water or to flow to any greater extent than that occasioned by the dam now exist

ing—and also, that in the construction of any dam or dams To provide sluices across said stream said Corporation shall provide conven

ient and proper sluices for the passage of logs through said stream, which shall be opened, for the passage of any logs which may be at such dam or dams, whenever logs could have been made to run through said stream if such dam or dams had not been erected.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That said Corporation May hold proper- may take and hold any real and personal estate not exceedof $100,000.

unt ing in amount one hundred thousand dollars, and the same may sell lease or dispose of at pleasure.

Sect. 4. Be it further enacted, That Jacob Fish and Asa Freeman or either of them may call the first meeting of 1said Corporation, by publishing the time, place and object

of holding said meeting in the Eastern Republican or some other paper printed at Bangor at least ten days prior to the time of holding said meeting.

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Mode of calling first meeting

Chapter 108.

AN ACT creating the Saco and Biddeford Village Corporation.

Approved March 15, 1836.


Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in Legislature assembled, That the territory embraced within the following limits, to wit. Beginning in the Town of Saco on Saco River at a point, that by running north east shall strike the west corner of JosephHill's farm, on the Boom road, so called, thence by said farm on the north west, north east one mile from said Boom Road, thence south east to the road leading from the Ferry road to old orchard on the south east side of Thomas Ellis' Farn, thence by said farm to Saco River, including Factory Island, and in the Town of Biddeford, Beginning on the north west side of Benjamin Gordon's farm, thence running south west by said farm one mile from said River, thence north west to the farm formerly owned by Phineas McIntire, thence on the south east side of said farm north east to Saco River, including Spring's and Gouch Islands so called, together with the inhabitants thereon, be and the same hereby is created a body politic and corporate by the name of the Saco and Bidde- Corporate name. ford Village Corporation for the extinguishment of Fires.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That said Corporation p is hereby invested with the power, at any legal meeting, called for the purpose, to raise money for the purchase repair and preservation of one or more Fire Engines, Hose or other Apparatus for the extinguishment of Fire, for the construction of Reservoirs and Aqueducts for the procuring of water, and for organizing and maintaining within the limits of said territory an efficient Fire Department.

Sect. 3. Be it further enacted, That any money raised by said Corporation, for the purposes aforesaid, shall be ing money. assessed upon the property within the territory aforesaid, by the Assessors of said Corporation in the same manner as is provided by law for the assessment of State Taxes

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by the then last tax Act; excepting that polls shall not be taxed. And said Assessors may copy the thep last valuations of said property by the Assessors of the respective Towns of Saco and Biddeford, and assess the tax thereon; or if the said Corporation shall so direct, may correct said valuation or make a new valuation thereof according to the principles of the then last State Tax Act; and assess the tax on that valuation.

Sect. 4. Be it further enacted, That upon a certificate being filed with the Assessors of the said Corporation by the Clerk thereof, of the amount of money raised at any meeting thereof for the purposes aforesaid; it shall be the duty of said Assessors as soon as may be, to assess said amount upon the estates of persons residing on the territory aforesaid, and upon the estates of non resident proprietors thereof, and the assessment so made to certify and deliver to the Treasurer or Collecror of said Corporation, whose duty it shall be to collect the same, in like manner as State, County and Town Taxes are, by law, collected by Towns; and said Corporation shall have the same power to direct the mode of collecting said taxes, as Towns have in the collection of Town Taxes.

Sect. 5. Be it further enacted, That the officers of said Corporation shall consist of a Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, Assessors, Collector, four or more Fire Wardens and such other officers, as may be provided for in the

by laws of said Corporation; which said Fire Wardens Powers, &c. shall have exclusively all the power and authority within

the limits of said Corporation that Fire Wardens now have or may have chosen by Towns in Town meeting.

Sect. 6. Be it further enacted, That said Corporation May make by- at any legal meeting thereof, may adopt a code of by laws

for the government of the same, and for the efficient management of the Fire Department aforesaid, Provided, the same are not repugnant to the Laws of the State.

Sect. 7. Be it further enacted, That no person shall be Qualification of entitled to vote, at any of the meetings of said Corporation,

who shall not be liable to be taxed for the purposes afore


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Secr. 8. Be it further enacted, That the Assessors of Assessors to apsaid Corporation shall have power to appoint to Engine men, &c. No. One, sixty Engine men, twenty one Hose men, and twenty one Hook and Ladder Men, one third of all whom to be residents of Biddeford, and two thirds to be residen:s of Saco, said Engine men and Hose men, and Hook and Ladder men to be subject to all the duties and liabilities itie and entitled to all the privileges and exemptions of Engine men appointed by Selectmen of Towns.

SECT. 9. Be it further enacted, That Samuel Moody, , David Fernald, Nathaniel Burbank, or either of them be first meeting.” and they hereby are authorized to issue a warrant directed to some member of said Corporation, requiring him to notify the members thereof to assemble at some suitable time and place in Saco aforesaid by publishing such notice in any of the newspapers printed in Saco, seven days at least before the time o such meeting.

Sect. 10. Be it further enacted, That that this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after passing the same.


Chapter 109.
AN ACT to incorporate the Portland Granite Company.

Approved March 15, 1836. SECT. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, That Seth Clark, William B. Name of Corpo Sewall, J. D. Bugbee, William Gould, George Clark, Edward W. Simmons, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and they hereby are constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of the Portland Granite Company Corporate name. for the purpose of opening, working and improving a quarry of Granite in the vicinity of Portland situated on land now belonging to Seth Clark, with power to take and May hold estate hold for the purposes aforesaid any estate real or personal $20,000 to an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars; and

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Powers and du- with power to give, grant, bargain, sell or convey the

same as they may see fit and expedient; and said Corporation shall bave and may exercise all the powers, privileges and immunities usually granted to and used by similar Corporations and be subject to all the duties and requirements contained in the several Acis defining the general powers and duties of Corporations, and also to an Act passed the sixteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and thirty six.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That the first meeting of Manner of calling the Corporarion aforesaid shall be bolden at such time and

place, and be notified in such manner, as a majority of the persons herein named may direct.

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Chapter 10.
AN ACT additional to an Act, to incorporate the Bangor and Old Town

Railway Company.

Approved March 15, 1836. Sect. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprema atives, in Legislature assembled, That said Corporation be,

and they hereby are authorized to construct. and maintain such turnouts and branch Railways as may be necessary for the convenience of said Corporation, and for the accommodation of mills which are or may be situated within two hundred rods of the main track of said road, provided such branch Railways and turnouts may extend across the main Penobscot River, to Milford Village, at or near Oldtown Village, and at no other place.

Sect. 2. Be it further enacted, That said Corporation be, and is hereby authorized to receive such tolls as may be agreed upon by the parties for transportaion upon such Railway, Provided however, that said Corporation shall not exact and receive more than the following rates; to wit: For the transportation of sawed lumber, board measure, from the mills at Oldtown to Bangor, per thousand feet, one dollar and thirty three cents; clapboards per thousand,


Rates of toll.

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