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the cedar tuck River; and they in return shall be wholly and solely belong to at the expence of defending said swamp.

Westerly.

1759.

An Act dividing the town of Providence, and incorporating the

westernmost part thereof into a township to be called John

ston. Provi.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by dence di- the authority thereof it is enacted, That the town of Provi

dence be and the same is hereby divided into two distinct
and separate towns; and that the bounds between them
begin on the southern bank of Wanasquatucket River,
due north from the easternmost part of a certain hill, call-
ed Solitary Hill, and extend due south from the said place
of beginning unto the northern line of the town of Crans-
ton; thence westerly with the said line until it meets with
the eastern line of the town of Scituate; thence northerly
with the said line until it meets with the southern line of
the town of Smithfield ; thence easterly with the said line
until it comes to a certain place where the said Wanasqua-
tucket River crosseth the said southern line of the said
town of Smithfield; and thence easterly with the said riv-

er until it comes to the first mentioned boundary : And Johnston that all the lands included in the limits aforesaid shall be, incorpo

and hereby are, erected into and made a town, to be dis-
tinguished, called and known by the name of Johnston:
and that the inhabitants thereof shall have, hold and en-
joy all and singular the liberties, privileges and immuni-
ties, which the other towns in this State generally enjoy,

and are entitled to Debts due Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the debts due to and or owing, and money belonging to the town of Providence, homerove before the division thereof by this act made, shall be dihow to be vided in proportion to the last tax; and all debts due . divided.

from the said town, before the said division, shall be set-
tled and paid in the like manner.

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An Act dividing the town of Providence, and incorporating the 1765.

1767. northernmost part thereof into a township to be called NorthProvidence.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the Provi. authority thereof it is enacted, That the said town of Provi- dende dence be and the same is hereby divided into two distinct and separate towns: and that the bounds of the part hereby set off, begin at the new bridge, near the hill called Solitary Hill; thence bounding on Wanasquatucket River, until it comes to the southerly end of the meadow called Forestack Meadow; from thence a straight line to the northwest corner of the burying-ground; and thence easterly and southerly by said burying-ground, as by the plat thereof, until it comes to the lane called Harrington's Lane; then easterly by the north side of said lane, until it meets with the south-west corner of the land late of Joseph Olney; then crossing said lane due south, until it comes to the south side of said lane; then extending easterly, as said lane runs, bounding northerly by said lane, until it comes to the dividing line between the lands late of William Brown, deceased, and Phinehas Brown; and then by said line easterly to Seaconk River; thence northerly, and bounding on said Seaconk River, until it comes to Smithfield line; thence bounding by Smithfield line, until it comes to Johnston line; and thence bounding westerly by Johnston line, until it comes to the aforesaid bridge: that all the lands included within the limits aforesaid, shall be, and hereby are, erected and made in- North

Provi. to a township, to be distinguished, called and known by som the name of North-Providence: and that the inhabitants corporated thereof shall have, hold and enjoy all and singular the liberties, privileges and immunities, which the other towns in this State generally have and enjoy.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the inhabitants of to have said town of North-Providence shall forever have and en- the use of joy the full, constant and free use, privilege and improve-ing

the buryment of the said burying ground, for burying their dead, and making monuments for the same.

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divided.

. 1770. An Act incorporating the west part of the town of Warren into

a township, to be distinguished and known by the name of

Barrington Barring

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the ton incore authority thereof it is enacted, That the town of Warren be porated.

and the same is hereby divided into two distinct and separate towns; that the bounds between them be as the river between Bristol and Rumstick extends itself northerly to Miles' bridge; that all the lands on the westerly side of said river be and they are hereby erected and made into a township, to be distinguished, called and known by the name of Barrington ; and that the inhabitants thereof shall choose two deputies to represent them in General Assembly, and shall have, hold and enjoy all and singular, the liberties, privileges and immunities, which the other towns in this State generally have, enjoy and are entitled to.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all debts due and debts and money belonging to the town of Warren, before the dipoor to be

vision thereof by this act made, shall be divided according to the last tax; that all debts due from the said town before the division shall be settled and made in the same manner; and that the poor of said town be divided between the said two towns in proportion to their taxes and

debts. Officers Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all and every chosen for of the Justices of the Peace and military officers, who Warren and living were chosen and appointed for the town of Warren, and

live in that part thereof which is now made Barrington, rington continued. be and they are hereby continued in their respective offi

ces, with as full power, and ample authority, in every particular, as they had in consequence of their being chosen into, and commissioned for, the offices by them

respectively sustained; and that James Brown, Esq. be J. Brown

and he is hereby authorized and fully empowered to issue

a warrant, and call the freemen of the town of Barringmeeting.

ton to meet together at such time and place, within said town, as he shall think fit, on or before the eighth day of July next, in order to choose and appoint all officers necessary for managing and conducting the prudential affairs of said town, agreeably to the laws of this State.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said town of jurors to Barrington shall send three grand and two petit jurors, be sent by to the Supreme Judicial Court, and to the Court of Com

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to call a town

mon Pleas, when holden in the county of Bristol ; and that the town of Warren shall send three grand and four petit jurors to each of the said courts.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That Nathaniel Fales, CommitThomas Throop and Daniel Bradford, Esquires, all of Bristol, be and they are hereby appointed a committee debts. to settle and proportion the debts and poor of said town, agreeably to the last tax of said town.

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An Act dividing the town of Scituate, and incorporating the 1781. west end thereof into a township, to be distinguished and known by the name of Foster.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by Scituate the authority thereof it is enacted, That the town of Scituate divid be and the same is hereby divided into two distinct and separate towns; that the dividing line between the two towns shall be run and ascertained in the following manner, to wit: by accurately measuring the dividing line between the two towns of Coventry and Scituate, and fixing and establishing a boundary in the middle thereof; and from thence running north, parallel with the seven mile line, until it comes to the dividing line between Scituate and Glocester, and extending to Connecticut line; be Foster inand the same are hereby erected and incorporated into corpo a township, to be distinguished and known by the name of Foster; that the inhabitants thereof shall choose two deputies to represent them in the General Assembly, and shall have, hold and enjoy, all and singular the liberties, privileges and immunities, which the other towns in this State enjoy and are entitled to; and that such part of the said town of Scituate as lieth to the eastward of said dividing line, shall still remain a town, retaining its former name of Scituate.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all debts due Town and monies belonging to the said town of Scituate, before debts and

poor to be the division thereof by this act made, shall be divided divided. between the said towns, according to the last tax assessed in the said town of Scituate; that all debts due from the said town of Scituate shall be settled in the like manner; and that the poor be divided between the said towns in proportion to the taxes and debts.

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1806. An Act to divide the town of Glocester, and to incorporate the

north part thereof into a town by the name of Burrillville. Glocester SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by

the authority thereof it is enacted, That the town of Glocester in the county of Providence be divided into two towns, by a line drawn westerly through the middle of said town to the line of the State of Connecticut; and that the

northern half of said town thus divided, and set off, be inBurrill.

corporated into a township by the name of Burrillville, and ville incor- Corpora porated that the inhabitants thereof shall have and enjoy the like

benefits, liberties, privileges and immunities, as the other towns in this State generally enjoy and are entitled to.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the freemen of to meet, said town, shall and may assemble in town meeting, on

the third Monday in November, A. D. 1806, to elect their town officers, and transact all other business which by law a town meeting may transact; and that Simeon Steere, Esq. be authorized and directed to issue his warrant, to any constable in the said town of Burrillville, to warn the freemen of said town, to meet in town meeting for the purposes aforesaid, at such place and at such time

on said day as he may, in said warrant appoint. Com. to Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That Messrs. Joshua divide the poor.

Bicknell, Joseph Rice and Thomas Mann, be and they are hereby appointed a committee to make an equal division of the poor, now supported at the expence of said town of Glocester, between the two towns, and also of Cine debts due or owing; and money belonging to the town of Glocester, and of the debts due from the said town; which said division shall be settled and made in

proportion to the last tax assessed in said town. And run SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That said committee dividing line.

be authorized and empowered to run the division line afore-described, to set up monuments and boundaries thereon, and to report to the General Assembly at the next session.

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