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Windsor and Bloomfield, being the northwest corner of lands of said trustees; thence in said boundary line, south seven degrees twentyfour minutes thirty seconds west, nine hundred and forty-two and fifty-nine one-hundredths feet to a brownstone bowlder, said stone, being the corner-stone between Bloomfield and Windsor, and in boundary line between Windsor and Hartford; thence in said boundary line between Windsor and Hartford, south eighty-three degrees thirty-four minutes east, six thousand two hundred and fifty-five and thirty-three one-hundredths feet to the intersection of said boundary line with the easterly line of lands of said trustees; thence in said easterly line, north twenty degrees thirteen minutes east, four hundred and nine and ninety-two one-hundredths feet to a stone bound; thence in said easterly line, north nineteen degrees forty-four minutes east, five hundred and nineteen and sixty-four one-hundredths feet to a stone bound, which is the southwest corner of land of Mrs. Mary A. Marsh; thence in said easterly line, north three degrees fifty-five minutes thirty seconds east, four hundred and sixty and seventy-two one-hundredths feet to a stone bound, which is the northwest corner of lands of Mrs. Mary A. Marsh; thence north eighty-eight degrees forty minutes thirty seconds east, in the southerly boundary line of lands of said trustees, seven hundred and ninety-six and fifty one-hundredths feet to a stone bound; thence in said southerly line, south seventy-three degrees twentynine minutes thirty seconds east, two hundred and forty-seven and seventy-one one-hundredths feet to the point of beginning, containing two hundred and twenty-two and eighty-eight one-hundredths acres, more or less, is hereby annexed to, incorporated with, and made part of the Town of Hartford; conditioned that the same is to become a part of and to be used only as a part of the Keney Park, to be established and maintained as provided by the terms of Henry Keney's will.

1859. 5 S. L. 317.

§ 3. General powers of city. All the inhabitants of the State of Connecticut, being electors thereof, dwelling within said limits, shall continue forever hereafter, to be a body politic and corporate, in fact and in name, by the name of “The City of Hartford”; and by that name they and their successors shall and may have perpetual succession, and be persons in law, capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, in all suits of

1895. 12 S. L. 628.

what nature soever; and also to purchase, hold, and convey any estate, real and personal; and may have a common seal, and may change and alter the same at pleasure; and shall be electors of said city; and by virtue of this act, shall become and be absolutely vested with, possess, and enjoy, all the lands, tenements, hereditaments, property and rights, choses in action, and estate whatsoever, which since the time of the original incorporation of said city have become vested in the inhabitants of said city in their corporate capacity, and which in that capacity are still vested in and belong to said inhabitants, that is to say, in the said city; and said city shall have jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters on the Connecticut river opposite the town of Hartford; and the marshal and deputy marshals of said city shall have authority to execute legal process on said river opposite said town; it being provided, that said city shall in no manner regulate or interfere with the navigation thereof, or impose any tax, toll, or duty, on the commerce upon said river.

§ 4. Limitations on corporate powers. No tax exceeding six mills on a dollar of the grand list shall be laid or levied by said city of Hartford upon any land within its limits unless said land has an assessed value of at least six hundred dollars per acre; no tax exceeding said rate shall be laid or levied upon any land or the buildings thereon which was added to the limits of the city of Hartford by resolutions of the general assembly, approved July ninth, 1873, and April fourteenth, 1881, so long as said land has an assessed value not exceeding six hundred dollars per acre exclusive of the buildings thereon, and all farming produce, and all stock used in farming, and all implements of husbandry belonging to persons residing on said territory so added, so long as they shall continue to reside thereon, shall be exempt in the same manner and to the same extent; provided, that this resolution shall not be so construed as to exempt from liability any property invested in business outside of said added territory; no tax exceeding six mills on a dollar of the grand list shall be laid or levied by said city upon those meadow lands included in the addition made to said city by the act of the general assembly approved July twenty-sixth, 1871, lying on the east side of Wethersfield avenue and not protected by a dyke; or upon that tract of land known as Hartford north meadows, the boundaries of which were established by a decree of the superior

1881. 9 S. L. 246.

court for Hartford county, passed at its March term, 1868, upon the petition of Henry Drake and Samuel Mather, so long as the same shall remain a common field, and the roads thereon shall be kept and maintained by the proprietors of said meadows. All other lands within the limits of said city subject to taxation shall be liable to pay such tax as shall be levied thereon upon the grand list of said city.

$5. Idem. The said city of Hartford shall not have power to order to be made any new street, sewer, curb, gutter, sidewalk, or other public improvements of any kind, within or upon the territory added to the limits of said city by resolution, approved April 14, 1881, except upon the written application of not less than twentyfive real estate owners residing and owning land within the territory so added to the limits of said city.

§ 6. Idem. The ordinance of said city relating to building lines and to building permits shall not be applicable to the territory so added to said city while said territory shall be used for farming purposes. .

1881. 9 S. L. 246.

1895. 12 S. L. 504.

§ 7. Wards. The city of Hartford shall be and it is hereby divided into ten wards, as follows:

FIRST WARD.

Beginning at a point on Main street, opposite the center of Charter Oak street, thence running easterly through the center of Charter Oak street to the Connecticut river, thence northerly along the west bank of the Connecticut river to a point opposite the center of Talcott street, thence westerly through the center of Talcott street to the center of Main street, thence southerly through the center of Main street to the place of beginning.

SECOND WARD. Beginning at a point in the center of Main street opposite Talcott street, thence running easterly through the center of Talcott street to the Connecticut river, thence northerly by the Connecticut river to the city line, thence westerly by the northern boundary line of the city to a point where the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad crosses, thence southerly along the center of the track of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad to the center of Canton street, thence westerly through the center of Canton street to the center of Main street, thence southerly through the center of Main street to the place of beginning.

THIRD WARD.

Beginning at a point on Main street opposite Canton street, thence running easterly through the center of Canton street to the center of the track of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, thence northerly along the center of the track of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad to the northern boundary line of the city, thence westerly by the northern boundary line of the city to a point opposite the center of Vine street, thence southerly in a straight line coincident with Vine street produced, to the center of Vine street, thence southerly through the center of Vine street to the center of Albany avenue, thence easterly through the center of Albany avenue to the center of Belden street, thence easterly through the center of Belden street to the center of Main street, thence northerly to the place of beginning.

FOURTH WARD.

Beginning at a point on Little river, opposite the center of Union place, thence running northerly through the center of Union place to the center of Church street, thence easterly through the center of Church street to the center of High street, thence northerly through the center of High street to the center of Main street, thence northerly through the center of Main street to the center of Belden street, thence westerly through the center of Belden street to the center of Albany avenue, thence westerly through the center of Albany avenue to the center of Vine street, thence northerly through the center of Vine street to Holcomb street, thence northerly in a straight line coincident with Vine street produced, to the northern boundary line of the city, thence westerly on the northern boundary line of the city to the western boundary line of the city, thence southerly on the western boundary line of the city to the center of Asylum avenue, thence easterly through the center of Asylum avenue to the center of Woodland street, thence northerly through the center of Woodland street to the center of Collins street, thence easterly through the center of Collins street to the center of Garden street, thence southerly through the center of Garden street to the center of Asylum street, thence easterly through the center of Asylum street to the center of Union place, thence southerly in a straight line to the place of beginning.

FIFTH WARD.

Beginning at a point on Main street, opposite Mulberry street, thence running westerly through the center of Mulberry street to the center of Little river, thence westerly by the Little river to a point opposite the center of Union place, thence northerly through the center of Union place to the center of Church street, thence easterly through the center of Church street to the center of High street, thence northerly through the center of High street to the center of Main street, thence southerly through the center of Main street to the place of beginning.

SIXTH WARD.

Beginning at a point on Main street, opposite Mulberry street, thence westerly through the center of Mulberry street to the center of Little river, thence westerly by the center of Little river to a point opposite the center of Hungerford street, thence southerly through the center of Hungerford street to the center of Park street, thence easterly through the center of Park street to the center of Main street, thence northerly through the center of Main street to the place of beginning.

SEVENTH WARD.

Beginning at a point on Main street, opposite the center of Charter Oak street, thence easterly through the center of Charter Oak street to the Connecticut river, thence southerly by the Connecticut river to the southern boundary line of the city, thence westerly by the southern boundary line of the city to the center of Maple avenue, thence northerly through the center of Maple avenue to the center of Webster street, thence northerly through the center of Webster street to the center of Washington street, thence northerly through the center of Washington street to the center of Park street, thence easterly through the center of Park street to the center of

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