The below transcription was taken from the original incorporation document for the Town of Farmington.
Two copies were obtained from the Massachusetts Archives; one is presently hanging in the Town Office; the other was donated to the Farmington Historical Society. Linda Grant with permission from others has provided this transcription for our use on this page.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Ninety four.
An Act to incorporate the Plantation of Sandy River with the
Inhabitants thereof into a Town by the name of Farmington.
Whereas application has been made to this Court by a number of the In-
habitants of the Plantation called Sandy River in the County of Lincoln to have said Plantation with the Inhabitants thereon incorporated into a Town, and the same being considered of public utility.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court
assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the Plantation called Sandy River in the County of
Lincoln, bounded as follows, viz: beginning at a Maple Tree marked on the Bank of Sandy River at
the South east corner of said Plantation, thence running North eight miles and Fifty-six Rods to a Beech
Tree marked, thence West Five miles and Two hundred Rods to a Bass-wood Tree marked, thence South
two Miles, Thence South thirteen degrees East three miles, thence South Twenty-five degrees East three miles,
thence South Thirty-five degrees East two miles One hundred and fourteen rods to a Hemlock Tree
marked, thence North Sixty-seven degrees East One mile One hundred and ninety rods, thence North forty-
nine degrees East One mile and ninety Rods to Sandy River, thence down said River about half a mile
to the bound first mentioned, together with the Inhabitants thereon be and hereby are Incorporated into a Town by the name of Farmington and vested with all the power and privileges and immunities, which Towns in this Commonwealth do, or may by Law enjoy. And be it further enacted that William Reed, Esq., be, and he hereby is empowered to make out a Warrant directed to some principal Inhabitant of said town to notify the Inhabitants thereon qualified by law to vote in Town affairs to assemble and meet at some suitable time and place in said Town to choose all such Town Officers as Towns are required by Law to choose in the month of March or April annually.
In the House of Representatives January 31, 1794
This Bill having had these several
readings passed to be Enacted ----------------
Edward H. Robbins, Speaker
In Senate January 31, 1794
This bill having had two several readings, paSsed to be Enacted,
Saml Phillips, Prsdt
February 1: 1794
By the Lieut Governor