And that the s’d. Town of Groton as often as they shall call a Meeting for the Choice of a Representative shall give seasonable Notice to the Clerk of said District for the Time being, of the Time and place of holding such Meeting, to the End that said District may join them therein, and the Clerk of said District shall set up in some publick place in s’d. District a Notification thereof accordingly or otherwise give Seasonable Notice, as the District shall determine.
Provided Nevertheless and be it further enacted That the said District shall pay their proportion: of all Town County and Province Taxes already set on or granted to be raised by s’d. Town as if this Act had not been made, and also be at one half the charge in building and repairing the Two Bridges on Lancaster River aforesaid in s’d: District.
Provided also and be it further Enacted That no poor Persons residing in said District and Who have been Warn’d by the Selectmen of said Groton to depart s’d: Town shall be understood as hereby exempted from any Process they would have been exposed to if this Act had not been made.
And be it further enacted that W’m Lawrence Esq’r Be and hereby is impowered to issue his Warrant directed to some principal Inhabitant in s’d. District requiring him to notify the Inhabitants of said District to meet at such Time & place as he shall appoint to choose all such Officers as by Law they are Impowered to Choose for conducting the Affairs for s’d. District.
In the House of Rep’tives April 5, 1753
Read three several times and pass’d to be Engross’d
Sent up for Concurrence
T. Hubbard Spk’r.
In Council April 5 1753 AM
Read a first and Second Time and pass’d a Concurrence
Tho’s. Clarke Dp’ty. Secry
[Massachusetts Archives, cxvi, 360-362.]
[Footnote 1: This name apparently inserted after the original draft was made.]
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