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inhabiting, and those who shall hereafter inhabit, within the district of country herein described, shall be a municipal corporation by the name of the City of Saint Paul," and by that name shall sue and be sued ; complain and defend in any court; make and use a common seal and alter it at pleasure ; and take, hold and purchase, lease and convey such real and personal or mixed estate as the purposes of the corporation, piań. require, within or without the limits aforesaid ; shall be capable of contracting and being contracted with ; and shall have the general powers possessed by municipal corporations at common law, and in addition thereto, shall possess the powers hereinafter specifically granted, and the authorities thereof shall have perpetual succession.

Sec. 2. The district of country aforesaid, constituting the "City of Saint Paul” and the limits and boundaries thereof, shall be as follows: All of sections numbered twenty-three (23), twenty five, (25), twenty-six (26), thirty-five (35), thirty-six(36), the east half of section twenty-two (22,) and the north half of the north-east quarter of section twenty-seven (27), all in township number twenty-nine (29), north of range twenty-three (23) west; all of sections twentynine (29), thirty (30), thirty-one (31,, thirty-two (32), thirty-three (33), and the south half, and north-west quarter of section twentyeight (28), all in township number twenty-nine (29), north of range twenty-two (22) west; all of sections (1,) two (2), eleven, (11), and so much of section'twelve (12), as lies north of the middle of the Mississippi river, all in township number twenty-eight (28), north of range twenty-three (23) west ; and so much of sections five (5), six (6) and seven (7), in township number twenty-eight (28), north of range twenty-two (22) west, as lies north of the middle of the Mississippi River; and all that portion of section four (4) in township number twenty-eight (28), north of range number twenty. two (22) west, lying portheasterly of the centre of the Mississippi River, including the islands therein, to-wit. : Ames', Boal and Lamb's Islands, Raspberry, Barnes and Harriet Islands, being bounded as follows, to-wit. : commencing where the south line ol section four (4), town twenty-eight (28), north of range twentytwo (22) west, intersects the centre of the Mississippi River, thence east along said south line of section four (4), to the southeast corner of said section, thence north along the east line of said section, and along the east lines of sections thirty-three (33) and twenty: eight (28), town twenty-nine (29), north of range twenty-two (22) west, to the quarter-section corner on the east line of said section twenty-eight (28), thence west along quarter-section line to the centre of said section twenty-eight (28), thence north along quarter: section line to the quarter-section corner on the north line of said section twenty-eight (28), thence west along the north line of said

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