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Title 10. Bounds.....Title 11. Boroughs.

inst the other party, for the recovery of such articles of book debt as might have been adjusted and settled in the trial of the former action, if he recover judgment for such debt, he shall not be allowed any costs; unless he make it appear, to the satisfaction of the court before whom the trial is, that he had no knowledge of the former suit, before the time of trial, or was inevitably hindered from appearing and exhibiting his account as aforesaid.

TITLE 10. Bounds.

An Act to ascertain the Bounds of Towns.

E it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep

SECT. 1. - -
B. in General Assembly convened,
That every town shall procure their bounds to be set
out by plain and durable marks and monuments, which
shall be a large heap of stones, or a ditch six feet long,
and two and a half feet wide, of ordinary depth, at every
corner, and once in every eighty rods, in the lines run-

ning from corner to corner.
sect. 2. And once in three years, in March, April, Octo-
ber, or November, the select-men of the adjoining towns,
shall appoint two or more persons to perambulate the
lines, and renew the bounds and monuments between
the towns, on forfeiture of fourteen dollars, by every
town who shall neglect the same, one half to the use of
the town with whom they refuse to join in perambulation,
and the other half to the treasury of the county; and in
case both the adjoining towns neglect to perambulate,
the one half shall be to the use of him who shall prose-
cute to effect, and the other half to the treasury of the
county. And it shall be the duty of the select-men of
the most ancient town, to give six days notice, to the se-
lect-men of the adjoining town, of the time and place of
meeting for such perambulation; and each town shall pay
the charge of the persons appointed by them for that

purpose.

TITLE 11. Boroughs.
CHAP. I.

An Actincorporating the Boroughs of Bridgeport,
Stonington, Guilford, Killingworth and Essex.

$ECT. 1. B. it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep

resentatives in General Assembly convened, That all the electors of this state, inhabitants of the town

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Limits of Bridgeport horough.

Name ef corporation.

Limits of the borough of Stonington.

of Bridgeport, in Fairfield county, living within the following bounds, to wit:—beginning at the sea at the south end of the line passing down the west side of Church street, thence following up said line till it intersects a line passing from the stone bridge, in the Fairfield road, a few rods east of the house lately owned by William Worden, deceased, to Wells' Tongue, including the ground where Nehemiah Allen's house lately stood; thence northwesterly from said point of intersection, following said line to said stone bridge; thence northerly from said stone bridge across the fields to the Golden Hill road, including Samuel C. Kirtland's house; thence, on the south-east side of said Golden-Hill road, to Newtown road; thence east, across said Newtown road, to the west side of Indian lot, so called; thence northwardly, on the east side of said Newtown road, to the north-west corner of said Indian lot; thence eastwardly, on the north line of said Indian lot, to the west side of Bridgeport harbor; thence southwardly to an island, or dry knoll, in said Bridgeport harbor, opposite said Indian lot; thence southwardly to the middle of Bridgeport bridge; thence southwardly, to the easternmost end of Wells' Tongue, at low water mark; thence south-westwardly on the edge of the beach, at low water mark, to the bounds first above mentioned; be, and the same are hereby ordained, constituted and declared to be, from time to time, forever hereafter, one body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, by the name of The Warden, Burgesses and Freemen of the Borough of Bridgeport. And all the electors of this state, inhabitants of the town of Stonington, in New-London county, dwelling and inhabiting within the following bounds, to wit:—beginning at the bridge on the west road, leading from Stonington port to the post-road so called, being the first bridge crossed after leaving said port to said post-road; from thence easterly to the north end of Elihu's Island so called, in a direct line to low water mark, said island is now owned by William Slack and Zebulon Cheeseborough. 2d.; thence easterly to the east side of the channel of Wicataquack cove, thence south-westerly to the north-east end of Sandy Island, so called, to the middle of the channel, or the Rhode-Island line north-east from said island; from thence by and with the said Rhode-Island line, south-westerly to the NewYork line; thence west until Wamphassock-point shoals bears north ; thence north to said shoal; from thence in a north-easterly direction, till it strikes the west side of the channel, in Stonington harbor; thence northerly by and with the west side of said channel, until the point commonly called Cheeseborough Point, bears east south-east. whereon there stood a wharf and store, from thence by and with said point and shore, at low water mark, in an easterly direction, to the creek and bridge, the first mentioned bounds; be, and the same are hereby ordained, constituted and declared to be, from time to time, forever hereafter, one body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, by the name of “The Warden, Burgesses and Freemen of the Borough of Stonington.” And all the electors of this state, inhabitants of the town of Guilford, in NewHaven county, dwelling and inhabiting within the following bounds, to wit:—beginning at the most southerly part of Hogshead-point, so called, on the eastern side of the harbor in said Guilford; thence running in a straight line westerly, to the inner scow channel rock, at Mulberry

Name of corporation.

Limits of the borough of Guilford.

point; thence by high water mark, to the south-westerly

point of the West-river; thence on the west bank of said river, to Bradley's ship-yard; thence across the road so as to strike the most westerly bend of said river, a few rods north of said road; thence by the western bank of said river, to the brook which empties into said river, a little north of Linus Sexton's dwelling-house; thence by said brook across the road; thence by the western line of the North-Guilford road, so as to include the dwellinghouse of Bille Chittenden; thence in a line due east, to the brook a little south and east of the dwelling-house of Abraham Evarts; thence down said brook to East-creek; thence down said creek to the Sawpit-bridge, so called; thence in a straight line to the eastern part of the Farmer's wharf on the banks of the East river; thence in a straightline to the first mentioned bounds; be and the same are hereby ordained, constituted and declared to be, from time to time, forever hereafter, one body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, by the name of “The Warden, Burgesses, and Freemen afthe Borough of Guilford.” And all the electors of this state, inhabitants of the town of Killingworth, in Middlesex county, dwelling and inhabiting within the following books, to wit:—beginning at the southern extremity of the division line, between the towns of Killingworth and Guilford, on Long-IslandSound ; thence northwardly, on said division line, to Farm-Bridge, on Hamanasset river; thence north on said line to Hatter's Creek, so called, which empties into said river; thence following said creek northeasterly; until the said creek crosses the Nodd road, so called; thence north-eastwardly, in a directline, so as to include the house of Jedediah Buell ; thence north-eastwardly, so as to include the house of Samuel Kelsey; from thence, follow: ing the highway, leading to the house of Jesse Buell, and including said house; thence south-easterly, so as to in

Name of corporation.

Limits of the borough of Killingworth.

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clude the house of Eber Wilcox; thence south-easterly, so as to include the house of Asa Kelsey; thence eastwardly, on the highway, to the place where it intersects with the Brush-Hill road, so called; thence southwardly, by the road leading to the house of Harvey Buell, and including the same ; from thence, in a line due south, to the southern boundary of the state of Connecticut, on Long-Island sound; thence westwardly, following said last-mentioned boundary, to the first mentioned bounds; be, and the same are hereby ordained, constituted and declared to be, from time to time, forever hereafter, one body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, by the name of “The Warden, Burgesses, and Freemen of the Borough of Killingworth.” And all the freemen of this state, inhabitants of the town of Saybrook, in Middlesex county, dwelling and inhabiting within the following bounds, to wit:—beginning at the most north-easterly part of a stone wharf or pier, owned by Jesse Murray and others, a little northerly of Pettipauge wharf; thence northwesterly, in a right line, to the northeast corner of NewCity wharf; thence southwesterly, in a right line, to a small apple-tree, standing on George Williams’ land, about six rods northerly of said Williams' dwelling-house; thence southerly, in a right line, to a small oak tree, stand

ing at the lower side of a ledge of rocks, about fifteen

rods north-westerly of Dr. Gideon A. Dickinson’s dwelling-house; thence south-easterly, in a right line, to a large button wood or button-ball tree, standing in the highway

near the dwelling-house of Thomas Tripp ; thence in an

Name of corporation.

General powers.

Annual meetings in the several boroughs.

easterly direction, in a right line, across the south cove,
so called, to an old stone pier, owned by Benjamin H.
Meigs and others, situated a little southerly of the south
Cove channel ; thence in a northerly direction, in a right
line, to the first mentioned bound; be, and the same are
hereby ordained, constituted and declared to be, from
time to time, forever hereafter, one body corporate and
politic, in fact and in name, by the name of The Warden,
Burgesses, and Freemen of the Borough of Esser " and by
those names, they, and each of said boroughs, and their suc-
cessors forever, shall have perpetual succession, and shall
be persons in law, capable of suing and being sued,
pleading and being impleaded, in all suits of what na-
ture soever; and also to purchase, hold and convey,
any estate, real or personal, and may have a common seal,
and may change and alter the same at pleasure, and shall
be freemen of said boroughs respectively.
sect. 2. There shall be an annual meeting of the bo-
rough of Bridgeport in November, of the borough of

Stonington in March, of the borough of Guilford in March, of the borough of Killingworth in September, and of the borough of Essex in May, at such times and places, as by the by-laws of said boroughs respectively, shall be directed, for the purpose of choosing all the officers of said boroughs; and the officers chosen at such meeting, shall continue in office for the term of one year, after the expiration of the month in which they are chosen, unless others shall be sooner chosen and qualified in their stead. sect. 3. Each of said boroughs, at their annual meeting, legally assembled, shall choose a warden, six burgesses, a clerk, treasurer and bailiff; all which officers shall be chosen by ballot, and on each ballot which shall be given in, shall be written the name of the person, for whom the same is given; and such ballot shall, by the person giving in the same, in the presence of the warden and burgesses, or such of them as are present at such meeting, be put into a proper box for that purpose, by each of said boroughs to be provided; and when the freemen present, at any such meeting, shall have had a reasonable time to give in their ballots, the warden, or in his absence, the senior burgess present, in the presence of the meeting, shall open the box, sort and count the ballots, and the person who shall have the majority of ballots given in, shall, by the bailiff, or in his absence, by the junior burgess present, be declared to be elected; and no ballot shall be received after the box shall have been opened. sect. 4. And each borough, in legal meeting assembled, shall have power, with the concurrence of the warden, and a majority of the burgesses, to admit to the freedom of the borough, all such electors of this state, inhabitants of the town or towns from which such borough is taken, living without the limits thereof, but holding real estate, or doing regular business therein;. which persons, so admitted, shall be entitled to all the privileges of freemen of such borough. sect. 5. Each borough, in legal meeting assembled, shall have power to levy taxes on the polls and rateable estate, within the limits thereof, for such purposes as they shall think proper, and to choose a collector or collectors to collect such taxes, who shall, having received a warrant for that purpose, signed by the warden, have the same power as collectors of town taxes have ; and shall be accountable to the warden and burgesses in the same manner as collectors by law are accountable to select-men. And in case any collector shall not perform the trust committed to him, but shall fail of collecting such tax

Officers. Mode of elec election.

Power of admitting to the freedom persons without the limits.

Power of levying taxes.

Powers and duties of collectors.

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