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passing hereof: Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to increase the total amount of the Capital Stock which the said Company is now authorized by law to raise, or the total amount of money which it is now authorized to borrow.

» II. And be it enacted, That the Municipal Corporation of any County, And may levy City, Town, Township or Village who shall subscribe for Stock of the m

moneys for

meeting their said Company, or lend or guarantee the payment of any sum of money engagements under this Act, shall have full power and authority to cause to be under this Act. assessed and levied, from time to time, upon the whole rateable property in such County, City, Town, Township or Village, sufficient sums to enable them to discharge the debts, obligations and engagements which they shall have contracted as aforesaid ; and also, for the like purpose, to issue Debentures, payable at such times, and for such sum respectively, not less than twenty-five pounds, and bearing or not bearing interest, as such Corporation may think meet.

· III. And be it enacted, That any Debenture which any Corporation How debentures, may, under this Act, issue, indorse or guarantee, shall be valid and do

&c. may be

executed. binding upon such Corporation, if signed and endorsed or countersigned by such officer or person, and in such manner and form as shall be directed by any By-law of the Corporation, and it shall not be necessary that it be under the Seal of the Corporation, or that any further form be observed with regard to it than such as shall be directed in such By-law as aforesaid.

IV. And be it enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any Municipal No liability to be Corporation to subscribe for stock as aforesaid or incur any debi or incurred except

under By-law liability under this Act unless and until a By-law to that effect shall

passed with the have been duly made and adopted with the consent first had and consent of a

majority of the obtained of a majority of the qualified Electors of the Municipality pre

electors. sent at a meeting called for that purpose by the Mayor, Warden or Town Reeve at the request of any ten such Electors, by public advertisement containing a copy of such proposed By-law, inserted at least four times in each Newspaper printed within the limits of the Municipality, or if no newspaper be printed therein, then in some one or more newspapers printed in the immediate vicinity thereof and circulated therein.

V. And be it enacted, That the Warden, Mayor or Town Reeve, The head of a being the head of any Municipal Corporation, subscribing for and Corporation

subscribing holding shares in the stock of the said Company to the amount of £25,000 to be a twenty-five thousand pounds or upwards, shall be ex officio one of the Director. Directors of the said Company in addition to the number of Directors now authorized by law, and shall have the same rights, powers and duties as any of the other Directors of the said Company.

-ROADS AND BRIDGES.

ACT 13 & 14 VIC., CAP. 15.

An Act to make better provision with regard to the repairing of Roads -, within the limits of incorporated Cities and Towns, and of Roads and i Bridges which having been under the control of the Commissioners of : Public Works may hereafter be released from such control.

. [Passed 10th of August, 1850. TTHEREAS it is expedient to remove all doubt on certain points Preamble.

with regard to the Roads and Highways within the limits of the several Cities and incorporated Towns in this Province: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the

advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An Act to re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Govern

ment of Canada, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, Roads, &c., in That the right to use as Public Highway all Roads, Streets, and Public Cities of Towns vested in the

Highways within the limits of any City or Incorporated Town in this Corporation, Province (except in so far as the right of property or other right in the who shall keep them in repair..

Land occupied by the same Highways may have been expressly reserved by some private party when it was first used as such Road, Street or Highway, and except as to any Concession Road or Side Road within any such City or Town where the persons now in possession or those under whom they claim may have laid out Streets in such City or Town without any compensation therefor in lieu of such Concession or Side Road,) shall be vested in the Municipal Corporation of such City or Incorporated Town, and such Roads, Streets and Highways shall be maintained and kept in proper repair so long as they shall remain open as such, by and at the cost of such Corporation whether they were originally opened and made by such Corporation, or by the Government

of this Province, or of either of the late Provinces of Upper or Lower Liability for

in Canada, or by any other authority or party; and if the Municipal Cors failure to keep in sepair.

poration of any such City or Incorporated Town shall fail to keep in repair any such Road, Street cr Highway within the limits thereof, such default shall be a misdemeanor for which such Corporation shall be punished by fine in the discretion of the Court before whom the convic. iion shall be had; and such Corporation shall be also civilly responsible for all damages which may be sustained by any party by reason of such default, provided the action for the recovery of such damages be brought within three months after the same shall have been sustained, but not

otherwise. How Roads and II. And be it enacted, That any Public Road or Bridge made, built Bridges made by or repaired at the expense of the Province, and now under the managethe Province, shall be kept in ment and control of The Commissioners of Public Works may by Prorepair, if released clamation of the Governor issued by and with the advice and consent of from the control of the Commis

the Executive Council, be declared to be no longer under the managevioners of Public ment and control of the said Commissioners, and upon, from and after a Works.

day tu be named in such Proclamation, such Road or Bridge shall cease to be under the management and control of the said Commissioners, and

no Tolls shall thereafter be levied thereon under the authority of the Act 12 Vic. c. 4.

passed in the twelfth year of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Act to make better provision with regard to the Tolls to be levied on the Public Provincial Works and for other purposes relative to the said Works, but such Road or Bridge shall be under the control of the Municipal Authorities of the locality and of the Road Officers thereof, in like manner with other Public Roads and Bridges therein, and shall be maintained and kept in

repair under the same provisions of law, which are hereby declared to Proviso: as to extend and shall apply to such Road or Bridge: Provided always, and the Bridge over be it declared and enacted, That the Bridge over the River Don, on the the river Don at Toronto.

Kingston Road, at the east end of the City of Toronto, and the said Kingston Road east of the said River shall not be held to be within the said City or the Liberties thereof, or be under the control of the Corporation thereof, but shall remain under the control of the Commissioners of Public Works, or of any party to whom they may be transferred by order of the Governor in Council,

SCHEDULE D.

[VIDE PAGE 151.] (A Proclamation was issued on the 27th September, 1850, establishing and declaring the following to be the boundaries of the several Towns mentioned in Schedule D, until altered by competent authority, according to law.]

SCIIEDULE D. Towns with Municipalities only, or without any Municipal organization.

FIRST DIVISION. 1.- Amherstburgh, To consist of all that part of this Province situate partly in the Township of Malden and partly in the Township of Anderdon, in the County of Essex, and lying within the following limits, that is to say: • Commencing in front of the River Detroit, at the south-west angle of Jot number three on the said river, in the Township of Malden ; thence, easterly, along the southerly boundary line of the said lot number three, to the easterly side of the allowance for road in rear of the said lot; thence, northerly, along the easterly side of the said allowance for road, to the boundary line between the said Township of Malden and the said Township of Anderdon ; thence, northerly, in the same direction as the said last mentioned course, across the said last mentioned boundary line, to the northerly boundary line of block D in the said Township of Anderdon; thence, westerly, along the said last mentioned boundary line, 10 the water's edge of the said River Detroit; thence, westerly, in the same direction as the said last mentioned course, five chains; thence, southerly, following the direction of the water's edge in its several windings on the easterly shore of the said River Detroit, keeping always at the distance of five chains from the same, to a point opposite the said place of beginning; thence, easterly, in the direction of the said southerly boundary line of the said lot number three in the said Township of Malden, five chains, to the said place of beginning.

2.-Chatham, To consist of all that part of this Province situate within the County of Kent and lying within the following limits, that is to say:

Composed of lot number twenty-four in the first concession by the eastern boundary in the Township of Raleigh, lois numbers one and two in the first concession by the western boundary of the Township of Harwich, and also of the village plot of Chatham-north, being the front part of lot number one in the Township of Chatham, and butted and bounded as follows, that is to say:

Commencing upon the River Thames, upon the limits between lots numbers twenty-three and twenty-four in Raleigh aforesaid ; thence, south, forty-five degrees east, to the south-easterly side of the road allowance between the first and second concessions of Raleigh; thence, north, forty-five degrees east, following the south-easterly side of said road allowance, across lots number twenty-four in Raleigh and numbers one and two in Harwich, to the limits between lots two and three in the first concession of Harwich; thence, north, forty-five degrees west, along said limits between lots two and three in Harwich, to the said River Thames; thence, in prolongation of the last mentioned course, across the said river, to the water's edge of the north-westerly bank thereof; thence, along the same westerly, to the limits of lots one and two in first concession of the Township of Chatham; thence, north, fortyfive degrees west, to the north-westerly side of Head street in the town plot of Chatham-north; thence, south-westerly, following the north

westerly limits of Head street, to the south-westerly side of the allow. ance for road on the town-line between Chatham and Dover east; thence, south, forty-five degrees east, to the water's edge of the River Thames; thence, along the same westerly with the stream, to a point opposite the line between lots numbers twenty-three and twenty-four in the first concession of the said Township of Raleigh ; thence, across the river to the place of beginning.

3.-Guelph, To consist of all that part of this Province situate in the County of Waterloo, and lying within the following limits, that is to say:

Commencing at a point where the south-westerly side of the Edinburgh road in the said County intersects the north-westerly side of the London road produced in the said County; thence, north-east, in a course along the north-westerly side of the said London road, and crossing the river Speed, to the easierly bank thereof; thence, along the said easterly bank, down the stream, and following the course thereof to its junction with the Eramosa branch of the said river; thence, crossing the said Eramosa branch in a direct line, to the south-easterly bank thereof; thence, down the united stream along the south-easterly bank thereof, and following the course thereof, to a point where the said southeasterly bank intersects the south-westerly side of the said Edinburgh road produced ; thence, north-west, following the course of the said south-westerly side of the Edinburgh road, to the place of beginning.

4.- Perth, To consist of all that part of this Province situate in the County of Lanark, being composed of lots numbers one, two and three, in the first concession, and lots numbers one and two, in the second concession of the Township of Drummond, and lying within the following limits, that is to say:

Commencing at the south-westerly angle of lot number one in the third concession of the Township of Drummond; thence, north-easterly, along the north-westerly limit of the allowance for road between the second and third concessions of the said Township, to a point opposite the limit between lots numbers two and three in the second concession of the said Township; thence, across the said allowance for road, to the said last mentioned limit, and along the same, to the north-westerly limit of the allowance for road between the first and second concessions of the said Township; thence, north-easterly, along the said last mentioned limit, to a point opposite the boundary line between lots numbers three and four in the first concession of the Township of Drummond; thence, across the said last mentioned allowance for road, to the said last mentioned boundary line, and along the same south-easterly to the south-easterly side of the allowance for road between the Townships of Drummond and North Elmsly; thence, south-westerly, along the said last mentioned limit, to the south-westerly side of the allowance for road between the Townships of Bathurst and Drummond ; thence, along the said last mentioned limit, to the north-westerly limit of the allowance for road between the said second and third concessions of the said Township of Drummond; thence, across the said allowance for road between the said Townships of Bathurst and Drummond, to the place of beginning.

5.-Simcoe, To consist of all that part of this Province situate in the County of Norfolk, and lying within the following limits, that is to say:

Commencing on the town-line between the Township and Gore of Woodhouse, at the limit between lots numbers twelve and thirteen, in the said Gore of Woodhouse; thence, westerly, on the limit between said Gore lots twelve and thirteen, thirty chains; thence, northerly, parallel to the said town-line (called Norfolk Street in the Town of Simcoe,) be the distance more or less, to the intersection of the north

erly side of Paterson's Creek, or Messrs. Wilson's Mill Pond, as may be; thence, following down the northerly side of said Mill Pond and Creek, to the north-westerly limit of the town-line between the townships of Townsend and Woodhouse ; thence, easterly, on the said limit, to the distance of twenty chains from the north-westerly angle of the Township of Woodhouse; thence, southerly, parallel to the said townline between the Township of Woodhouse and Woodhouse Gore (or Norfolk Street aforesaid), to the intersection of the said limit between lots numbers twelve and thirteen in the Gore of Woodhouse produced easterly; and thence, along the same, westerly to the place of beginning. n. 6.-Woodstock, To consist of all that part of this Province situate in the County of Oxford, and lying within the following limits, that is to say: S Commencing on the northerly limit of Dundas Street at a point where a post has been planted at the south-west angle of lot number eighteen in the first concession of the Township of Blandford ; thence, in a northerly direction along the western boundary of the said lot, to the allowance for road between the first and second concessions of the said Township of Blandford ; thence, continuing the same course to the northerly limit of the said road allowance; thence, westerly, along the said northern limit, to the River Thames; thence, in continuation of the last mentioned course, across the said river, to the water's edge on the westerly bank thereof; thence, along the water's edge of the River Thames on the westerly bank thereof, to a point opposite the southerly bank of Cedar Creek; thence, across the said River Thames to the water's edge on the southerly bank of Cedar Creek; thence, along the water's edge of Cedar Creek on the southerly side thereof, to the eastern limit of the allowance for road between lot number iwenty-one in the first concession of the Township of east Oxford and the Gore between east and west Oxford; thence, southerly, along the said eastern limit, to the southern limit of the allowance for road between the first and second concessions of the said Township of east Oxford ; thence, easterly, along the said southern limit, to a point opposite to the centre of lot number eighteen in the first concession of the said Township; thence, on a line equidistant from the eastern and western side lines of the said lot number eighteen on a course about north fifteen degrees forty minutes west, to Dundas Street; thence, continuing the same course, to the northern limit of Dundas Street; and thence, westerly, along the northern limit of Dundas Street, to the place of beginning,

SECOND DIVISION. 1.-Barrie, To consist of all that part of this Province situate in the County of Simcoe, and lying within the following limits, that is to say:

Commencing in deep water at the distance of five chains from the shore of Kempenfeldt Bay, at a point on the southerly limit of the allowance for road between the Townships of Vespra and Innisfil, produced easterly from the water's edge of Kempenseldt Bay; thence, westerly, along the prolongation of the said southern limit and the said limit, to tbe westerly limit of the allowance for road between the fifth and sixth concessions of said Township of Vespra; thence, northerly, along the westerly limit of the said last mentioned allowance for road, to the northeast angle of lot number twenty-two in the said sixth concession; thence, north-easterly, across the allowance for road between the fifth and sixth concessions, and along the northern limits of lots numbers twenty-two in the fifth, fourth and third concessions of the Township of Vespra, to to the north-easterly angle of lot number twenty-two in the said third concession; thence, across the allowance for road bounding the said lot last mentioned on the east; thenee, south-westerly, along the said allowance for road which runs between the lots on the west side of the Penetanguishene road and the said lot number twenty-two, to the north

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