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for his travelling to and from the court for the trial of impeachments and correction of errors, held in June last.

18. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty dollars be N Paul paid to the Rev. Nathaniel Paul, by the treasurer, and that the comptroller issue his warrant for that sum.

19. And be it further enacted, that there be paid upon the W Popham warrant of the comptroller, to William Popham, clerk of the court of exchequer, six hundred and twenty-five dollars for the salary allowed him by law, and the further sum of five dollars, not ullowed hiin by mistake, for his last years salary.

20. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer pay on the Revisors warrant of the comptroller, to the revisors of the laws, the sum of five hundred dollars each, in part payment of the amount allowed to them for the act entitled "an act for revising and publishing the laws of this state," passed April 21, 1825.

21. And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed and I L Weaver paid to Isaiah L. Weaver by the treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller, one dullar and fifty cents, for each days attendance by him on the court for the trial of impeachments and the correction of errors, to be certified by the president of the senale.

22. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer pay on the Surveyor çen warrant of the comptroller, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars hire to the surveyor-general, for additional clerk hire, to take effect on the first of January last.'

23. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer shall pay, on Mrs Goode!! the warrant of the comptroller, to the widow of Richard Goodell, late keeper of the state prison at Auburn, the sum of three hundred dollars, the proportionable part of the salary of the said Richard Goodell, from the time of his death to the time when his first year would have been completed as keeper of the said prison.

24. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer on the war- 40 ake rant of the comptroller, shall pay to Abraham Oake, clerk in the treasurer's office, the sum of two hundred dollars, in addition to the compensation now allowed by law for his services in the said office for the current year.

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CHAP 319.
AN ACT to amend the act, entitled " An Act to incorporate the

Hector and Catharine Turnpike Road and Bridge Company,"
passed April 15, 1823.

Passed April 18, 1826. 1833-714 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, rep- Draw bridge resented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be the duty of the president and directors of the said company to keep and maintain a draw in the bridge across the Catharine Inlet, of sufficient size and dimensions to admit of the free passage of boats, rafts and other wa. ter craft under and through the same, and that it shall be the duty of the said president and directors, either by themselves or their agent or toll gatherer, upon the request of the master, agent or owner of any boat, raft or water craft, navigating the said inlet, to raise

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or cause to be raised the draw in said bridge so as to admit of the passage of any such boat, raft or water craft, without any unreasonable delay, and free of toll.

2. And be it further enacted, That the master boatman or persons navigating any boat, raft or water craft, who shall raise or attempt to raise the draw of said bridge without first calling upon the agent or toll gatherer of the said company, or shall wilfully commit any trespass or injury to the said bridge, or to the said draw, shall be liable to the said company for double the amount of damages done to said bridge, or to the said draw, to be recovered in an action of debt, with costs of suit, before any court having cognizance of the same: And further, on conviction thereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by fines or imprisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court before which such conviction shall be had : Provided, That such imprisonment shall not be for a longer term than six months, and such fines shall not exceed two hundred dollars; and in case the damages aforesaid cannot be col lected of the master, boatmen or persons navigating any boat, raft or water craft, by whom any trespass shall be committed or damage done as aforesaid, then and in that case the owner of the said boat, raft or water craft, shall be liable for double the amount of damages as aforesaid, to be sued for and recovered in manner aforesaid.

3. And be it further enacted, That in case the said company shall fail to maintain and keep the said bridge and the draw so to be constructed therein, in the manner directed in and by this act, it shall not be lawful for the said company to demand or receive any toll for passing over the said bridge, and the legislature may at any time hereafter alter, amend or repeal this act.

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CHAP 320.

AN ACT to give effect to Letters Patent where the same were issued after the death of the Patentee.

Passed April 18, 1826. ategis decla

la 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, rep. red valid resented in Senate and Assembly, That the title to all lands here

tofore granted by letters patent to any person or persons who died previous to the granting or issuing such patents, shall be, and is here. by Jeclared to have been vested in such patentee or patentees at the time of their deaths respectively: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to affect the title or interest of any person or persons acquired by, from or under any bona fide purchase of any of the said lands, or under or by virtue of any contract, agreement or conveyance bona fide on the part of the grantee in such contract, agreement or conveyance, by whomsoever the same may have been made and executed.

2. And be it further enacted, That the second section of the act, entitled "an act concerning lands in the miliary tract," passed April 8th, 1813, shall apply to all lands which may be taken or holden in virtue of this act.

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CHAP. 321.
AN ACT to to provide for auditing and paying the contingent
Expenses of the Senate and Assembly, and for other purposes.

Passed April 18, 1826. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, repre. Accounts sented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the passing of audited this act, it shall be the duty of the comptroller, in auditing accounts for the contingent expenses of the senate and assembly, to require satisfactory evidence that the services charged have been performed, and that the charge therefor is reasonable, and also require the like evidence that articles charged in such account have been furnished, and that the price charged therefor is reasonable. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful Accounts of

1825 unpaid for the comptroller to audit all accounts due and unpaid for services performed, or articles furnished, by order of the assembly during the year eighteen hundred and twenty-five, and to draw his warrant on the treasurer in favor of the person or persons to whom any sum shall be found due.

3. And be it further enacted, That every person hereafter ap- Clerk of the pointed to the office of clerk of the assembly of this state, shall, be- assembly fore he enters on the duties of his office, execute a bond to the people of this state, with such surety as the comptroller of this state shall approve, in the penal sum of five thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office, and accounting for all monies which may come to his hands in virtue thereof; and the said clerk shall also, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe an oath before some person qualified to administer oaths, that he will faithfully and impartially execute the duties of his office, and support the constitution of this state and of the United States. 4. And be it further enacted, That in the second section of the Section,

amended act. entitled " an act relative to the sale of lands belonging to the people of this state, and to prevent trespasses on public lands,” passed 14th April, 1826, the words “ Eighth section”* shall be taken as referring to the Eighteenth section” of the act, entitled “ an act concerning the commissioners of the land-office and the sale of un: appropriated lands."

* See page 209, Scc. 2.

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96

155

301

177

164

158

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Academies,

100
Auburn, .•••

101
Bedford, ....,
Bridgewater,
Canajoharie, ...

296
Ithaca, ..

90
Johnstown, • •
Lewiston, (chap. 268,) ·
Lowville, ....

85
Middlebury, ...
New-Rochelle, ....
Ovi), ........
Rensselaer Oswego,
Rye, ...........
St. Lawrence, ........
Scientific and military, ....
Steuben, (Oneida county) ...

334
Whitesborough, ..........

369
Accounts,
Supervisors' clerks to settle certain, ........
Contingent expenses of senate and assembly, ............. 377

Advertisements,
Of the sale of state lands, ............................. 327

Agent of the State,
For canal fund land, ......

..... 74
For land conveyed by Myron Holley, .................. 328

Agriculture,
Society of Albany county incorporated, ... ........... 148

Albany, (city of,)
Collectors of taxes in, .........
Coroners' fees regulated, .........
Part of Centre-street abolished, .......

93
Laws relating to, combined into one act, ...

184
Lottery, act relating to, ..............

207
Public offices, addition to, .....

267
Sheriff's duty in case of the death of a member of assembly, 279
Rail road to Schenectady, ...:
Weights and measures for assistant state sealer, urric...... 356

45

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286

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