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that said money, after said division, was no more the property of the districts composing said first school society than of those then composing the said Willimantic school society, although in the possession of the treasurer of the first school society, and that said Willimantic school society is entitled to their proportion of said funds, to be divided upon the principle previously adopted: therefore Resolved, That the treasurer of the first school society of Windham, or other person having the charge of said money, or evidences of debt, shall, if in the form of money, pay over to the treasurer of said Willimantić school society, such proportion of said money as the number of children between the ages of four and sixteen, in the several districts in said Wilii. mantic school society, bears to the whole number of children in both societies, according to the last enumeration; and provided said treasurer shall for the space of sixty days, after the rising of this assembly, fail to pay over such money, or if the treasurers of said school societies cannot agree, which they are hereby authorized to do, how the division of the evidences of debt shall be made between the two societies, the judge of the county court for said county shall receive from said treasurer of said first school society, or the person holding the same, all the money, or evidences of debt as aforesaid, which they are hereby required to deliver over to said judge; and the said judge shall divide and deliver over to the parties, the said money or evidences of debt, upon the principle of distribution aforesaid.

ANNEXING ABRAHAM HOLMAN AND JASON BARROWS TO THE SCHOOL

SOCIETY IN WILLINGTON.

PASSED 1887.

Upon the petition of Abraham Holman and Jason Barrows, both of Ashford, located in the school society in Westford, in this state, brought to the legislature of said state, at their session in May, 1837, praying to be annexed to the school society in Willington; therefore,

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Assembly convened, That Abraham Holman and Jason Barrows, within the limits of Westford school society in said Ashford, be and they are hereby transferred from said Westford school society, and shall be annexed to and hereafter belong to the school society in Willington.

INCORPORATING WOLCOTTVILLE SCHOOL SOCIETY.

PASSED 1839.

Upon the petition of John Cook and others, inhabitants of Wolcottville, praying for the incorporation of a new school society, as per petition on file, dated the 19th day of April, 1839 :

Resolved by this Assembly, That such portions of the first school society of Torrington, and of the school society of Torringford, and of the first school society of Litchfield, as are comprised in the linits herein after described, be and the same are hereby constituted a school society, by the name and description of "The Wolcottville School Society," and as such shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges which other school societies have and possess; which said limits are as follows, viz: commencing in said Torrington at a point on the east line of the Waterbury river turnpike road, five rods northwesterly of the dwelling house of Elkanah Barber; from thence running easterly to a point four rods north of the dwelling house of Luther Cook; thence southeasterly to a point four rods northeasterly of the dwelling house of Trumbull Ives; thence southwesterly to a point four rods south of the dwelling honse of Samuel Brooker, in said Litchfield; thence southwesterly to a point four rods southwest of the house of Samuel Brooker, Jr., in said Litchfield ; thence northerly to a point four rods west of the dwelling house of Joseph Allen, in said Torrington; thence northerly to a point four rods west of the dwelling house of Rodney Brace; thence northeasterly to the place of beginning. The first meeting of said school society shall be warned by John Cook, Israel Coe and John Hungerford, or any two of them, at such time and place in said society, as they shall determine, in the same manner as is by law provided for warning school society meetings.

ALTERING LIMITS OF THE WOLCOTTVILLE SCHOOL SOCIETY.

PASSED 1858,

Upon the petition of Herman Cook and others, praying that the limits of the Wolcottville school society may be altered and extended, and for other matters embraced in said petition, as by said petition on file will fully appear:

Resolved by this Assembly, That the limits of said school society be and they hereby are so altered and extended as to embrace the territory within the lines herein after mentioned, viz: beginning at a point on the line between the towns of Torrington and Harwinton due south from the present southeast corner of said school society, thence running north to said corner, which is a point four rods northeasterly of the house of the heirs of Trumbull Ives, deceased, thence northeasterly to the intersection of the highway leading from the house of Luther Cook to the house of William Ďurand, with the original north and south highway between the houses of said Cook and Durand, thence northerly in the center of said original highway to the northeast corner of land owned by John Hungerford, called the “Shanghum lot,” thence westerly in a straight line to a point four rods north of a house owned by George D. Wadhams, on the west side of the Waterbury river turnpike road, now occupied as a gate-house, thence in the same course to the center of an original highway running northerly and southerly past the “minister's lot,” so called, thence southerly in the center of said original highway to the southwest corner of land of George D. Wadhams, known as the “Potter lot," thence southeasterly in the direction of the point where the Naugatuck railroad intersects the Goshen and Sharon turnpike road, to the present line of said school society. And that so much of the territory so added to said school society as lies southerly of the northern boundary of the land of Luther Cook be and hereby is added to and made part of the first school district in said school society, and so much as lies northerly of Luther Cook's land be and hereby is added to and made part of the second school district in said school society.

CHANGING TIME OF HOLDING ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CORPORATION OF

BACON ACADEMY.*

PASSED 1852.

Resolved, That the time for holding the annual meeting of the corporation of Bacon Academy, be and the same is hereby changed from the last Monday in April to the last Monday in August, in each year.

* This resolution was accidentally mislaid, and consequently does not appear in its proper place under ACADEMICAL INSTITUTIONS.

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TITLE XXVII.

SCIENTIFIC AND LITERARY ASSOCIATIONS.

INCORPORATING THE CONNECTICUT SOCIETY OF NATURAL HISTORY.

PASSED 1845.

Resolved by this Assembly, That Charles H. Olmsted, John L. Comstock, Phillip Ripley, Joseph Monds, William W. Turner, Henry W. Terry, and those who are or may be hereafter associated with them, shall be and remain a body politic and corporate by the name of The Connecticut Society of Natural History; and by that name shall be capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, may have a common seal and alter the same at pleasure, may purchase, receive, hold and convey any estate real or personal, not exceeding five thousand dollars, and may establish such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary or convenient, not inconsistent with the laws of this state.

Provided, that this resolve may at any time be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

INCORPORATING THE FRIENDLY ASSOCIATION OF CROMWELL.

PASSED 1854.

Resolved by this Assembly, SEC. 1. That Andrew F. Warner, Albert R. Boardman, Ogden A. Southmayd, David B. Brooks and George W. Stevens, as officers of the Friendly Association, together with the present members of said association and such other persons as shall hereafter be admitted members of the corporation hereby erected, and their successors, be and they are hereby ordained, constituted and declared to become a body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, by the name of the Friendly Association, and by that name they and their successors shall and may have perpetual succession, and shall and may by the same name be capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended in all courts and places whatsoever, in all manner of action, suits and causes whatsoever, and to execute all and singly those acts and things which to them shall or may appertain, subject to the rules and restrictions hereafter provided.

Sec. 2. The officers of the association shall consist of a president, vice president, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, treasurer, librarian, and an executive committee to consist of three members.

Sec. 3. Said association may establish, keep and maintain a library and reading room, and promote such other literary and scientific objects as it may think proper ; may possess books, periodicals and other personal property, and may own and hold real estate to the amount of ten thousand dollars.

Sec. 4. The association shall have power to make such by-laws for the protection of its property, assessment of taxes, for the management of its affairs and the carrying out the objects of this charter as it may deem expedient, provided said by-laws shall not be contrary to the laws of this state and of the United States.

Sec. 5. This act may be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

INCORPORATING THE GUILFORD LYCEUM.

PASSED 1856.

Upon the petition of Ralph D. Smith and others of the town of Guilford, showing that they have associated together for the purpose of intellectual and moral improvement, and praying to be incorporated as by petition on file, dated May 9th, 1856, will appear :

Resolved by this Assembly, That the said Ralph D. Smith, Alvah B. Goldsmith, Beverly Monroe, Augustus P. Hall, Franklin C. Phelps, O. B. Fowler, C. M. Leete, their associates and successors, be and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of " The Guilford Lyceum,” and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and be capable in law to purchase, receive, hold and convey all kinds of property, the annual income of which shall not exceed two thousand dollars, to sue and be sued, defend and be defended in all courts and places whatsoever, may have a common seal and may change and alter the same at pleasure, may elect a president and such other officers and agents as they may find necessary and convenient, and make and carry into effect such by-laws and regulations as they may deem necessary to promote and secure the objects of the corporation, as set forth in the preamble to this resolution. The first meeting of the Lyceum shall be holden at the town hall, in said Guilford, on the first Monday in August, A. D. 1856, at 8 o'clock, P. M.; provided always, that this act may be altered, amended or repealed at the pleasure of the general assembly.

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