Monday, March 18, 2013

Town Changes Its Name to Brownsburg (1850)

Source: Local laws of The State of Indiana, passed at the thirty-fourth session of the General Assembly (Indianapolis: John D. Defrees, 1850)

Acts of 1850, Chapter 209 [approved January 16, 1850]
An act to change the name of the Town of Harrisburgh, in Hendricks County
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That the name of the town of Harrisburgh, in Hendricks County, State of Indiana, be, and the same is hereby changed to that of Brownsburgh.
Section 2. That hereafter, said town shall be known and designated by the said name of Brownsburgh, and all conveyances of lots situate in said town heretofore made, in which the same are described as situate in the town of Brownsburgh, in said county of Hendricks, are hereby declared to be as valid and binding as if the same had been described as being situate in the town of Harrisburgh.
Section 3. That none of the rights, titles, privileges, or interests of any of the citizens of said town shall be in anywise affected by said change, but the same shall be held and enjoyed to all intents and purposes, as though said change had not been made.
Section 4. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall be in force from and after its passage.

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