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INCORPORATING THE TOWN OF WEST HARTFORD.

PASSED 1854.

Resolved by this Assembly, Sec. 1. That all that part of the town of Hartford, which is now included within the limits of the ecclesiastical society of West Hartford, with the inhabitants residing therein, be and the same is hereby incorporated into a separate town, under and by the naine of West HARTFORD, with all the privileges and immunities and subject to all the duties and liabilities of other towns in this state, with the right to send one representative to the general assembly; and said town shall be a part of the probate district of Hartford and of the first senatorial district of this state.

Sec. 2. Said new town shall support and maintain all bridges within the same which have heretofore been supported by the town of Hartford ; all paupers whom the town of Hartford now is or hereafter would (if this act were not passed) be liable to support on account of the legal settlement of said panpers in that part of Hartford hereby incorporated into a new town; and said new town shall execute and perform all contracts now subsisting between the town of Hartford and any other person or persons for all public works within the limits of said new town, and save the town of Hartford from all expense on account thereof.

Sec. 3. Said towns of Hartford and West Hartford shall respectively release to each other all their interest in the bridges, public buildings and other public estate without their respective limits; and said town of West Hartford shall be entitled to its proportion of the benefits, if any there be, and subject to its proportion of the liabilities, if any there be, connected with the town deposit fund, which proportion shall be according to the last enumeration of scholars in the society of West Hartford and the other portion of the town of Hartford; and the collector of the town of Hartford shall pay over to the treasurer of said new town such portion of the taxes laid on the grand list of 1853 as shall be realized from polls and ratable estate within said town of West Hartford ; and said town of Hartford shall indemnify said new town against any and all liabilities to pay any part of the subsisting debt of the town of Hartford other than such indebtedness as may be connected with the town deposit fund; and said new town shall reimburse said town of Hartford for all expenditures made by such town of Hartford within the limits of said new town since the last annual meeting of the town of Hartford, and also for such portion of the state tax laid at said meeting as ought ratably to be paid by the inhabitants of said new town, and shall also assume and defray all expenditures and liabilities incurred by said town of Hartford for public works within the society of West Hartford, in anticipation of the aforesaid taxes laid at said last annual meeting, and shall also reimburse said town of Hartford for all expenditures made and liabilities incurred for the new cemetery within said town of West Hartford ; and the selectmen of said towns of Hartford and West Hartford are authorized to make any and all agreements and execute any and all instruments necessary to carry out the provisions of this section, and in case of any disagreement between

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them, the selectmen of either of said towns may apply to Samuel H. Woodruff, Esq., of Simsbury, who may decide and direct as to any matter of controversy arising under this act, and whose judgment and award shall be final and conclusive; and the expenses of such arbitration shall be borne equally by said towns.

Sec. 4. Said new town shall be a highway district by itself, and the remaining portion of the town of Hartford ontside of the limits of the city of Hartford shall be a highway district by itself, and the last mentioned district shall be subject

to pay a two per cent. highway tax, as now by law provided.

Sec. 5. The first meeting of the said new town shall be held on the third Monday of June, A. D. 1854, at the vestry room of the Congregational society in said town, at two o'clock in the afternoon; and Solomon S. Flagg, Esq., or in case of his failure to attend the same, H. G. Webster, Esq., shall be moderator of said meeting; and said meeting shall be warned by setting up a notice of the same on the public sign-post in said new town, and at such other public place or places as said persons or either of them may think proper, at least five days before said meeting. And said town of West Hartford shall, at said first meeting, have all the powers incident to other towns in the state, and full right to act accordingly; to elect town officers, and the officers so elected at such meeting shall hold their offices until others are chosen and sworn in their stead.

SEO. 6. This resolve shall take effect from its passage.

MILEAGE OF WEST HARTFORD.

PASSED 1855.

Resolved by this Assembly, That the mileage of the town of West Hartford, in Hartford county, shall be and hereby is declared to be four miles to the town of Hartford, and forty miles to the town of New Haven.

ALTERING THE MILEAGE OF WETHERSFIELD.

PASSED 1844.

Resolved, That the mileage of the town of Wethersfield, in Hartford county, to Hartford, be four miles, and to New Haven, thirty-two miles.

INCORPORATING THE TOWN OF WINDSOR LOCKS.

PASSED 1854.

Resolved by this Assembly, That all that part of the town of Windsor lying northerly of a line commencing on Connecticut river, at the northeast corner of the sixth school district, in the first society of said Windsor, thence following the north line of said district to the northwest corner thereof, thence westerly to the junction of the Suffield and Poquonnock road, with the road leading to Rainbow, thence westerly to the southeast corner of the center school district of the Turkey Hills society, thence following the south line of said district to Granby town line, with the inhabitants residing therein, be and the same is hereby incorporated into a distinct and separate town, by the name of WINDSOR LOCKS ; and the inhabitants aforesaid, and their successors forever, residing within said limits, shall have and enjoy all the privileges and immunities which are enjoyed by other towns in this state, with the right of sending one representative to the general assembiy of this state. And said town of Windsor Locks shall pay its proportion of all debts and claims already due, or for which said town of Windsor may hereafter be made liable by force of any claim now existing, and all expenses which have been or may hereafter be incurred in repairing the injuries to highways and bridges in the present town of Windsor, caused by the late freshets, according to the list of 1853, in such proportion as the list of the town of Windsor Locks, as hereby constituted, bears to the list of the town of Windsor, as hereby constituted

And said new town shall be entitled to its proper proportion of the town deposit fund, and all other property belonging to said present town of Windsor, except Scantic ferry, town records and books, according to the last enumeration of scholars in said town. And the poor of said town of Windsor, who were born within the linits hereby incorporated, and have not gained a settlement elsewhere in this state than in said town of Windsor, or who have gained a settlement in said town of Windsor by residence, or otherwise, within said limits, shall be deemed inhabitants of said town of Windsor Locks, unless, at the passage of this resolve, they shall reside in the town of Windsor, as hereby constituted, and shall be maintained accordingly, whether said poor are now maintained by said town of Windsor or not, and said new town shall also be liable to maintain all such poor persons of the present town of Windsor, as are absent therefrom. Provided such persons, at the time of departure, have a legal settlement in that part of the present town which is hereby incorporated into a new town, and all legal inhabitants of the present town of Windsor, now residing therein, are hereby declared to be inhabitants of the town in which they reside at the passage of this resolve. And if, after the organization of said towns, as established by this act, the selectmen of said towns do not, on or before the first day of December, 1854, agree as to the division of said town deposit fund, and all other property not herein before excepted, belonging to said present town of Windsor, the paupers, and the debts, and claims now outstanding against said present town of Windsor, then the selectmen of either of said towns, as thus organized, may apply to Benjamin Pinney, Esq., of Ellington, or to Ralph R. Phelps, of Manchester, either of whom is hereby authorized and empowered to divide said funds, property, paupers and outstanding claims, and to ascertain and determine the amount of the lists, and number of the inhabitants of said towns respectively, which division, whether made by said selectmen, or by either of the persons above named, shall be final and conclusive.

And in case said division shall be made by either of said last mentioned persons, the selectmen of both said towns shall be first duly notified of the time and place, when and where said division is to be made; and the expense of such service shall be borne by said towns, in the proportion of their respective lists, as they shall be ascertained in manner aforesaid.

The collectors of the state, town and other taxes, in the present town of Windsor, are hereby authorized to collect their respective taxes already laid, and in their respective rate-books contained, and pay the same over for the benefit of said towns of Windsor and Windsor Locks, in proportion to their respective lists, to be ascertained as aforesaid.

Said town of Windsor Locks shall pay all expenses which shall be hereafter incurred under any application for laying out or discontinuing highways within the limits hereby incorporated, and all assessments of damages which are or shall be assessed to owners of lands, across which said roads shall be laid, and the said applications now pending shall be committed to the control of the said town of Windsor Locks, and be managed by the selectmen of said town, without any interference on the part of the said town of Windsor.

The first town meeting of the said town of Windsor Locks shall be held on the first Monday of July, 1854, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, at the hall of the American hotel in said Windsor Locks; and Lucius B. Chapman, and in case of his failure, Charles H. Dexter, shall be moderator of said meeting, and shall warn said meeting, by setting up a notification of the same on the public sign-post, in said town of Windsor Locks, and in such other places as he shall think proper, at least six days before said meeting And said town of Windsor Locks shall have all the powers at said first meeting, incident to other towns in this state, and full right to act accordingly; and the officers elected at said first meeting shall hold their offices until others are chosen and sworn in their stead.

MILEAGE OF WINDSOR LOCKS.

PASSED 1855.

Resolved by this Assembly, That the mileage of the town of Windsor Locks, in Hartford county, shall be and hereby is declared to be twelve miles to the capitol at Hartford, and forty-eight miles to the capitol at New Haven.

ESTABLISHING DIVISION LINE BETWEEN TOWNS OF WOODBURY AND

ROXBURY.

PASSED 1848.

Resolved by this Assembly, That the divisional or boundary line between the towns of Woodbury and Roxbury, be established as follows, viz: beginning at Southbury line, at a large heap of stones, on the land of Nathaniel B. Smith, Esq., south of the main road from Roxbury to Southbury, and running N. two degrees E., (the same course being pursued through the entire line,) eighty rods, to bounds in Amos Squires' land, a few feet from the north side of the road aforesaid, and in the south corner of the lot; thence, eighty rods, to a bound on a steep side hill west of the brook, in Amos Squires' land; thence, eighty rods, to bounds on William N. Shelton's land east of the brook; thence, eighty rods, to bounds in Alvin Ward's meadow; thence, eighty rods, to bounds on Jason Parker's land; thence, eighty rods, to bounds on John T. Sanford's land; thence, eighty rods, to bounds on Pierce and Averill's land; thence, eighty rods, to bounds in a valley, in Nathaniel B. Smith's woodland; thence, eighty rods, to bounds on said Smith's cleared land; thence, eighty rods, to bounds in said Smith's land, a few rods northwesterly from the barn; thence, eighty rods, to bounds on Stiles Curtis' land ; thence, eighty rods, to bounds in highway, in the east cart-track, opposite the southeast corner of Asahel Tyler's barn meadow; thence, eighty rods, crossing the main road between Roxbury and Woodbury, to bounds on Asahel Tyler's land; thence, eighty rods, to bounds on John Leavenworth's land; thence, eighty rods, passing about five rods east of John Leavenworth's house, to bounds in a valley on John Leavenworth's land, in a brook; thence, eighty rods, to bounds in woodland owned by Stephen Sanford, Jr.; thence, eighty rods, to bounds in a stony lot owned by said Sanford; thence, eighty rods, to bounds in E. & E. Beardslee's woodland; thence, eighty rods, to bounds on Morse Leavenworth's land; thence, eighty rods, to bounds on Morse Leavenworth's land, a little north of Crossbrook road; thence, eighty rods, to bounds on the west side of a steep knoll, on land of Charles Olcott's estate; thence, eighty rods, to bounds on Azin Thomas' land, nearly four rods west of old highway; thence, eighty rods, to bounds in Lampson P. Warner's meadow, north of his barn,—the line running between said Warner's house and well

, and through the east part of his barn; thence, eighty rods, to bounds in Azin Thomas' meadow, north of Washington turnpike, and near the northeast corner of the meadow; thence, eighty rods, to bounds near the east side of a field owned by Azin Thomas; then, twenty-six rods, to the old bounds on Washington line, being a large pile of stones on the north side of a fence on Galpin's or Armstrong's land, on the east side of the Sprane brook valley :—the measures here given being taken on the surface without leveling, and the course given without counting the variation of the needle.

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