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Providence.

The towns of Providence, Smithfield, Scituate, Glocester, Cumberland, Cranston, Johnston, North-Providence, Foster and Burrillville, and all places within the jurisdiction of said towns, shall be constituted and are hereby made one county, and shall be known by the name of the county of Providence; and Providence shall be the county town.

The towns of South-Kingstown, North-Kingstown, Westerly, Charlestown, Exeter, Richmond and Hopkinton, and all places within the jurisdiction of either of the said towns, shall be constituted and are hereby made one county, and shall be known by the name of the county of Washington; and South-Kingstown shall be the county

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. The towns of Bristol, Warren and Barrington, and all places within the jurisdiction of either of the said towns, shall be constituted and are hereby made one county, and shall be known by the name of the county of Bristol; and Bristol shall be the county town.

The towns of East-Greenwich, Warwick, West-Greenwich and Coventry, and all places within the jurisdiction of either of the said towns, shall be constituted and are hereby made one county; and shall be known by the name of the county of Kent; and East-Greenwich shall be the county town.

An Act erecting a township in the Narragansett country, to be

called Westerly.

1669.

Westerly Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the authority incorpora. ted. thereof it is enacted, That the lands in the Narragansett

country, called and known by the name of Micquamacuck, alias Pawcatuck, bounded westerly on the State line, and southerly on the sea, be and they are hereby incorporated into a township, and shall be called and known by the name of Westerly; and that the inhabitants thereof shall have and enjoy all the rights, immunities, privileges and powers, as other towns in this State generally have or do enjoy.

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An Act incorporating the lands on Block-Island into a town- 1672.

ship to be called New-Shoreham. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the authority New

Shoreham thereof it is enacted, That all the lands on Block-Island be in and they are hereby incorporated into a township, and ted. called New-Shoreham; and the inhabitants thereof shall have and enjoy all franchises, immunities, privileges and powers, as in the charter granted them by this Assembly is more largely set forth.

An Act incorporating a certain tract of land in the Narra- 1674. gansett country, into a township to be called Kingstown.

KingsBe it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the authority town in

corporatthereof it is enacted, That the tract of land in the Narragansett country, bounded east by the Narragansett Bay, southerly by the sea or ocean, and west by the township of Westerly, be and hereby is incorporated into a township, and called Kingstown: and that the inhabitants thereof shall have and enjoy all such immunities, privileges and powers, as in the charter granted them by this Assembly is more largely and amply set forth.

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An Act incorporating East-Greenwich into a township. 1677. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the authority Greenthereof it is enacted, That the tract of land in the Narra

corporate gansett country, bounded northerly upon the town of ed. Warwick, and easterly upon the Narragansett bay, southerly and westerly as by plat returned to this Assembly, by Messrs. Peleg Sanford and John Smith, surveyors, especially empowered thereto, be and it hereby is incorporated into a township, and called East-Greenwich; and that the inhabitants thereof shall have all such immunities, privileges and powers, as other towns in this State generally have or do enjoy.

An Act extending East-Greenwich township to the State west 1706.

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East-Greenwich township shall be run due west from the southwest and northwest corner of said township to the State line; and all the land therein included shall be and is hereby annexed to the township of East-Greenwich; and the inhabitants who are already settled thereon, or shall hereafter settle thereon, shall have the same liberties and privileges as the other inhabitants of EastGreenwich have and enjoy.

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1678. An Act incorporating the island of Conanicut into a township,

to be called Jamestown. James Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the authority town incorporat- thereof it is enacted, That the island of Conanícut be and it

hereby is incorporated into a township, and called Jamestown: and the inhabitants thereof shall have and enjoy all such franchises, liberties, privileges and powers, as the town of New-Shoreham in this State hath, doth or ought to enjoy.

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1722.

Kingstown divided.

An Act dividing the town of Kingstown, into two towns, by the

names of North-Kingstown and South-Kingstown. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the authority thereof it is enacted, That the town of Kingstown be divided and made into two towns, by the names of NorthKingstown and South-Kingstown; and that each of them have one assistant, and the like privileges as other towns in this State have and do enjoy.

1730.

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An Act incorporating the out lands of the town of Providence

into three towns. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the authority thereof it is enacted, That from Warwick township, eight miles and an half be measured on the seven mile line (so called) in said Providence, and a boundary there fixed; and from the said boundary a line be drawn to Pawtucket river, to a place called the Weir, about half a mile northerly from Pawtucket falls; and that for the time to come, the town of Providence extend no further west and north than the aforesaid lines.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the rest of the Smithfield

incorporaaforesaid out lands, to the eastward of the aforesaid seven ted. mile line, and to the northward of the bounds of the town of Providence, be and they are hereby incorporated and erected into a township, to be called and known by the name of Smithfield : and that the inhabitants thereof, from time to time, shall have and enjoy the like benefits and privileges which other towns in this State generally have

of Providence to the northwastward of the albe rest of the Smith

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Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all the rest of the Scituate

incorporaaforesaid out lands, to the westward of the aforesaid sev- ted. en mile line, be erected and made into two towns, the dividing line between them to begin at the northeast bounds of the town of Providence, at the bounds and monuments there made and erected, on the aforesaid seven mile line, and from thence to extend west, six degrees and thirty minutes north, to the State of Connecticut; And that all the lands to the westward of the said town of Providence, and to the southward of the said dividing line, and to the northward of the town of Warwick, be and they are hereby ereeted and incorporated into a township, to be called and known by the name of Scituate: and that the inhabitants thereof, from time to time, shall have and enjoy the like liberties and privileges as other towns in this State generally have and do enjoy.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the rest and resi- Glocester due of the aforesaid outlands, that lie to the westward of incorpo the aforesaid seven mile line, and to the northward of the west line, drawn from the northwest corner of the town of Providence, bounded north on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and west on the State of Connecticut, be and they are hereby erected and incorporated into a township, and called by the name of Glocester: and that the inhabitants thereof, for the time being, shall have and enjoy the like liberties and privileges which other towns in this State generally have and do enjoy.

An Act dividing the town of Westerly in to two towns, to be known 1738. and distinguished by the names of Westerly and Charlestown.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the Westerly authority thereof it is enacted, That the town of Westerly be divided into two towns; and that the line for the dividing

of the said town be as follows, to wit: beginning northwardly where Wood river enters the line between said town of Westerly and North-Kingstown, and so running by the natural course thereof, so far until said river emptieth itself into a river called Pawcatuck, and then to run or extend as said Pawcatuck river runs, by the banks thereof westward three miles; and from thence a south or southerly course, to the sea; and that for the future 'the town of Westerly extend no further eastward than the aforesaid line.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the rest of the lands heretofore called Westerly, situate, lying and being to the eastward of the aforesaid line, be and they are hereby incorporated and erected into a township, to be called and distinguished by the name of Charlestown: and that the inhabitants thereof have all the liberties, privileges and immunities, as the other towns in this State generally have and enjoy.

Charlestown incorporated.

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1741. An Act incorporating the west end of the town of East-Green

wich into a township, to be distinguished and known by the name of West-Greenwich.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the authority wich in- thereof it is enacted, That from the westerly line of the old corporat- township, unto the State line, be set off and incorporated

into a township, to be distinguished and known by the name of West-Greenwich: and that the inhabitants thereof, from time to time, shall have and enjoy the like benefits, liberties, privileges and immunities, as other towns in this State generally have and do enjoy.

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1741. An Act incorporating the west end of the town of Warwick

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

Coventry. Coventry Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the authority incorpora- thereof it is enacted, That the western part of the town

of Warwick be divided and set off from the eastern part thereof, by a north and south line, drawn through the most western bounds of the westernmost of the Coweset farms, and incorporated into a township, to be distinguished and known by the name of Coventry: and that the inhabi

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