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the faid city, to cause such person so refusing, to be committed to the common gaol of the said city, there to remain until he mall confent 10 become bound as aforesaid; and such bond shall not be avoided by plea of duress.

XXXIV. Andbe it further enačled by the authori'y aforesaid, Cornman council of That it shall and may be lawful for the mayor, aldermen 12, or more, commif- and commonalty of the city of New York, in common house and bridewell, council convened, to nominate and appoint, under the

common seal of the said city, twelve, or more, of the freeholders and inhabitants of the said city, to be overseers of the poor thereof, by the name and file of, The commiftioners of the alms-house and bridewell of the city of New-York ; which faid persons, being fo appointed, or the major part of them, shall have the same power and authority of overseeing and providing for the poor of the faid city, and they, or any two of them, fhall have the same power and authority for putting or binding out apprentices and servants in the said city, and be subject to the same duties and penalties which the overseers of the poor in the respective towns in this state, have, or are subject to by this act.

XXXV. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the The munies ratified authority aforesaid, That all monies to be raised and colpoor of faid city, to lected in the said city for the maintenance and support of berlain, and applied the poor, and all fines and forfeitures to be incurred in the as the common coun: faid city by virtue of this a&, and which by this act are

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made payable to the overseers of the poor, for the use of the poor of any city or town, shall be paid into the hands of the treasurer or chamberlain of the said city for the time being, and shall be applied and disposed of in such proportions, and from time to time, as the mayor, alderinen and commonalty of the same city, in common council convened, by warrant under the hand of the mayor or recorder of the said city, presiding in such common council, shall dire&t and appoint; any thing in this act contained to the contrary notwithstanding,

XXXVI. And be it further enailed by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the common council of the said city, to remove from office any person or persons so by them to be appointed as aforesaid, for any neglect of duty or mal-conduct in office; and also, in manner aforesaid, from time to time, to fill all vacancies which shall be occasioned by such removal, or by death or resignation ; and also, from time to time, to make and ordain such ordinances and regulations as they shall think necessary for the better government of the alms-house and bridewell of the said city, and the keepers, officers and servants thereof.

XXXVII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in all cases where any of the present poor in any county of this state are main. tained by the whole county, or by more than one town, such poor persons shall continue to be so maintained; any thing in this act contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

XXXVIII. And be il further enacted by the authority aforesiid, That all former acts and laws of the late colony of New-York, and of this late, 3d feff. ch. 68.

t relating to the settlement and relief of the poor, and every 7th lefl. ch. 35.

matter, article and thing therein contained, be, and the same hereby are severally repealed. Provided always, That if any person ha by virtue of any act or acts of the late colony of New York, or of this Itate, gained a settlement in any city or town in this state, such fettlement

shall not be altered by any thing in this act before contained. Provided allo, That all and every sum and sums of money heretofore directed to be railed for the support of the poor in any city or town, shall be raised and collected in the iame manner as if this act had not been made.

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CH A P. LXIII.
An ACT for dividing the State into Counties.

Pafled 7th March, 1788.
E it enafied by the people as the state of New-York, representedinjenale

and djembly, and it is herely enacted by the authority of the same, That the face of New York shall be, and hereby is divided into fixteen counties, to le called by the names of New York, Albany, Suffolk, Queen's, King's, Richmond, Weft-Chester, Orange, Ulfter, Dutchess, Columbia, Waihinglon, Clinton, Montgomery, Cumberland and Gloucester,

Il. And he il further enacted by the authorily aforesaid, Hounds of the coun. That the bounds and limits of the said several counties shall

be as follows: The county of New York to contain the islands called Manhattan's Island, Great Barn- Inland, Little Barn-Iand, Minning's-Island, Nutten-Ifland, Bedlow's-Iland, Bucking-lland, and the Oyiter-lilands, and all the land under the water within the following bounds ; beginning at Spyten-Duyvel creek where the fame empties itself into Hudson's-River, on the West-Chester fide thereof, at low-water mark, wherever the same now is or hereafter may be, and so running along the said creek at low-water mark as aforesaid on the West.Chefter lide thereof, unto the E:f-River, or Sound, and from thence to cross over to Naflau-Isand, to low-water mark there as aforesaid, including Great Barn-illand, Little Barn-Island, and Manning's-INand, and from thence along Nassau-Inand (hore, at low-water mark as aforesaid, unto the south side of the Red-Hook, and from thence across the North-River, so as to include Nutten-Island, Bedlow's-Island, Bucking-Iland, and the OysterIhands, to low-water mark on the west side of Hudson's-River, or so far as the bounds of this state extend there, and so up along the weft side of Hudfon's-River, at low-water mark, or along the limits of this state, until it comes directly opposite the first mentioned creek, and thence to the place where the said boundaries first began.

The county of Albany to contain all that part of this 14th 1.ff. ch. 4.

Nate, beginning at the most northerly end or part of Wan.

ton-Ilind, in Hudson's-River, and running from thence to the head of Kaater’s-Creek, or Kill, where the same issues out of the southerly fide or end of a certain lake or pond, lying in the Blue Mountains ; from thence to a small lake called Uilayantho, and thence north twenty-five degrees east, until it intersects a west line drawn from the north-west corner és old Scholarie patent, i hence eaft to the north-east corner of the said Scho. hatie patent, thence to the north-weft corner of the township of Duanesburg, thence along the north bounds thereof to the north-east corner of tlie same, thence on the fame course with the said north bounds of Duanesburg to the Moliawk River, thence north until it interficts a weft line drawn from FortGeorge near Lake-George, thence east to the ealt side of the most eaferly branch of Hudson's-River, thence down along the middle of the faid branch of Hudson's-River to Batten-Creek, thence up along the middle of the said creek until it inter fects the south bounds of a patent called Princetown,

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thence along the same to the south-east corner thereof, thence east to the weit bounds of the county of Cumberland, then southerly along the same to the north bounds of Massachusetts, thence along the fame wellery and southerly to the north bounds of the county of Columbia, which is an east line from the southern most part of Bearen-Inand in Hudson's-River, and thence along the bounds of the county of Columbia west to Hudson's-River, and thence continuing the same course to the middle of the river, and thence down the middle of the river until it comes due east from the north end of Wanton-IIand aforesaid, and thence to the place of beginning, including Bearen-Illand aforelaid.

The county of Suffolk to contain all that part of this state bounded easterly and foutherly by the Atlantic-Ocean, northerly by the Sound, and westerly by Lloyd's-Neck or Queen's-Village, Cold-Spring Harbour and the past bounds of the township of Oysterbay, and the same line continued due south to the Atlantic-Ocean, including the le of Wight, now called Gardiner's-Illand, Fisher's-Idland, Shelter-Iland, Plumb-Mand, Robin's-Ifland, and the Gull- Islands,

The county of Queen's to contain all that part of this state, bounded e afterly by Suffolk county, foutherly by the Atlantic Ocean, northerly ly the Sound, and wefierly by the welt bounds of the townships of Newtown and Jamaica, including Lloyd's-Neck or Queen's Village, and the islands called the Two-Brothers and Hallett’s-Island, and all islands in the Sound opposite to the said bounds and southward of the main channel.

The county of King's to contain all that part of this state, bounded eafterly by Queen's county, northerly by the county of New York, westerly partly by Hudson's-River and partly by the ocean, and southerly by the AtlanticOcean, including Coney-Island.

The county of Richmond to contain all Staten-Iand, Shooter's-Illand, and the islands of meadow on the west side thereof.

The county of Westchester to contain all that part of this state, bounded Toutherly by the Sound, easterly by the state of Connecticut, 1:ortherly by the north bounds of the manor of Courtland, and the fame line continued east to the bounds of Connecticut, and west to the middle of Hudson's-River, and wetlerly by a line running from thence down the middle of Hudson'sRiver until it comes opposite to the bounds of the state of New - Jersey, then west to the fame, then foutherly along the east bounds of the itate of NewJersey, to the line of the county of New York, and then along the fame, easterly and southerly to the Sound, or Eaft-River, including Captain's-JOand, and all the islands in the Sound to the east of Frog's-Neck, and to the northward of the main channel.

The county of Orange to contain all that part of this state, bounded southerly by the state of New Jersey, westerly by the fate of Pennsylvania, eafterly by the middle of Hudlon's-River, and northerly by an eat and welt line from the mouth of Murderer’s-Creek.

The county of Ulfter to contain all that part of this state, bounded eaferiy by the middle of Hudson's-River, souherly by the county of Orange, wellcily by the flate of Pennsylvania, and the west branch of Delaware-River, and northerly by the county of Albany.

The county of Dutchess to contain all that part of this fate, bounded easterly by the state of Connecticut, foutherly by the county of Westchefer, westerly partly by the county of Orange, and parly by the county of Lifer, and northerly' by the manor of Livingilon, including the whole of the Oblong to the northward of the county of Wettchcficr.

The county of Columbia to contain all that part of this state, bounded southuriy by the county of Dutchess, westerly by the counties of Ulster and Albany, nor herly by the county of Albany, and eafterly by the county of Dutches and the state of Mifachusetts.

The county of Cumberland to contain all that part of this state, beginning on Connecticut-River at the north bounds of the Itate of Massachusetts, and extending westward along the same, until such line shall meet with and be interlicted by a line proceeding on a course, fouth ten degrees west from the north-west corner of a tract of land granted under the great seal of the late colony of N-w-York, on the fourth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and seventy, to James Abeel and nine other persons, and extending from the said point of intersection, north ten degrees eaft, until such line snad meet with and be intersected by another line, to be drawn on a course north, Sixty degrees west from the south-west corner of a tract of land granted under the great fcal of the late colony of New York, on the thirteenth day of November, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fixty, nine, and erected into a township by the name of Royalton; and running from the last mentioned point of intersection, fouth fixty-fix degrees east, to, Connecticut-River, and to down along the same river to the place of bo. ginning.

The county of Gloucester to contain all that part of this state, bounded Southerly by the north bounds of the county of Cumberland, eafterly by the eart bounds of this state, northerly by the north bounds of this state, and weiterly by a line to be drawn from the north-west corner of the said county of Cumberland, on a course north ten degrees eaft, until such line shall meet with and be intersected by another line, proceeding on an east course from the fouth bank of the mouth of Otter-Creek, and from the said last mentioned point of intersection running north fifty degrees east, to the north bounds of this state.

The county of Washington to contain all that part of this state, bounded foutherly by the county of Albany, easterly by the counties of Cumberland and Glouceiler, northerly by a line beginning at the most northerly point of the rock commonly called Rogers's rock, situate on the west side of Lake

George, and thence due west to the county of Montgomery, J4th 1eti. ch.4.

and running also from the said rock due east to the west hounds of the county of Gloucester, and westerly by the counties of Albany and Montgomery.

The faid county of Clinton to contain all that part of this state, bounded forterly by the north bounds of this state, eafterly by the county of Gloucetter, southerly by the county of Washington, and wefterly by the easterly Ine of the county of Montgomery, which is the line of the county of Albany that runs north írom the Mohawk-River, continued to the north bounds of his ftate. Divided,

And the county of Montgomery to contain all that part of 14*) is.ch, to.

this state, bounded easterly by the counties of Ulser, Albany, Washington and Clinton, southerly by the state of Pennsylvania, and westerly and northerly by the west and north bounds of this siate.

Provided always, That the lines or boundaries so assigned Die toe title of as aforesaid for the limits of any of the said counties, shall not,

nor snall any or either of them be deemed to take away, abridge, destroy or affect the right or title of any person or

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Part of this county erected into a new county by the name of Ontario, rath leff. ch. !I,

persons, bodies politic or corporate, in any manner or by any means whatfoever.

III. And be it further enacted by the authority afuresaid, That until the first census be taken, pursuant to the constitution of this state, it shall and

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be lawful for the freeholders and inhabitants of the said county of Clinton, to vote in all elections for governor, lieutenant-governor, and members for fenate and assembly, in like manner as they might have done, if this act had not parled: And that the supervisors of the said county of Clinton, shall yearly meet with the supervisors of the said county of Washington, on the laft Tuesday of May, in every year, until the said census shall be taken as aforesaid, at Salem, where the court is then holden in the county of Washington, and shall, in conjunction with the supervisors of the faid county of Washington, proceed to open the inclosures delivered to the clerks of the faid counties, and canvass and estimate the votes therein contained, and shall in all things conform to the directions of the act, entitled, † An act for reguToch feff. ch. 15. lating Elections, pafled the 13th of February, 1787. And

in case the said supervisors of the said counties of Washington and Clinton, or a majority of them, shall not meet as aforesaid, on the last Tuesday of May, in any year, then the clerks of the said counties respectively, shall give notice thereof to, and the judges and afiiftant justices of the courts of common pleas for the said counties, lhall meet together at Salem, in the said county of Washington, and act in all respects as the clerks and judges and asliftant justices of the courts of common pleas of the several counties in this ftate, are respectively directed to do in and by the faid act.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Courts of general That there shall be held in and for the county of Clinton, a of common pleas in court of common pleas, and a court of general sessions of when and where to be the peace, at the town of Plattsburgh ; and that there be in

the said county of Clinton, two terms in every year, to 14th lell. ch. 25. commence and end on the days following to wit; The first term to commence on the fourth Tuesday of October, and to end on the Saturday following; the second term to commence on the third Tuesday in April, and to end on the Saturday following. Provided, That in any of the terms aforesaid, the court may adjourn previous to the day afligned, if the business of the court will admit: And that the first court of common pleas and general sessions of the peace in the said county, shall be held on the fourth Tuesday of O&ober next ensuing.

held.

Altered,

CH A P. LXIV.
An ACT for dividing the Counties of this State into Towns.

Palled 7th March, 1788. 1. BE

Eit enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in fenate

and assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the lane, That all that part of the county of Suffolk now called and known by the name of Southold, including Fisher's-Island, Plumb-Island, Robin's-Illand, the Gull-INands, and all that part of the manor of St. George, on the north side of Peaconock, extending westward to the east line of Brook-Haven, shall be, and hereby is erected into a town by the naine of Southold.

And that all that part of the said county of Suffolk, now called East. Hampton, including Montaack and the Isle of Wight, now called Gardiner's Island, shall be, and hereby is erected into a town by the name of EaftHampton.

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