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sollege, for certain
apparatus; and the sum of twelve hundred pounds for the purpotes.
purpose of building a wall neceflary to support the grounds of the college, and the further fun of five thousand pounds for the purpose of erecting a hall and an additional wing to the college, pursuant to the originai plan of the institution; and the treasurer is hereby authorised to pay the Liid respective sums out of such monies as may be or may come into the treafury, of the annual revenue of the Itate, and which may not be appropriated for the purpose of supporting government, or satisfying claims againft the state, or for completing the sum of two hundred thousand pounds to be loaned in the several counties of this fate, by virtue of the act, entitled, “ An act for loaning monies belonging to this state.”
II. And be il further cnačied, That the treasurer shall anTreneur et le pay nually pay out of the like monies as above described, as fhall versity 1,5v.. annu- or may come into the treasury, the sum of fifteen hundred aily für five years.
pounds to the regents of the university, or their order, for the term of five years, unless otherwise directed by the legislature, for the pur. pose of being by them distributed among such and so many of the several acadamies as now are or hereafter may be erected in this itate, during the faid terms in flich proportions, and to be appropriated in such manner as they thall judge moft beneficial, for the several acadamies, and most adventageous to literature.
III. And be it further enatled, That the treasurer shall an. Treasure custombaknually, for five years, unless otherwise directed by the lecollege. 75o. annually giflature, pay to the trustees of Columbia college, or their
order, out of the like monies as above described, the sum of feven hundred and fifty pounds, to be applied to the payment of the falaries of such additional professors in the said college, as the said trustees shall think proper to appoint.
for five years.
CH A P. LXX.
Paffed ifth April, 1792.
and assembly, That it mall and may be lawful for the commissioners of the land-office, and they are hereby authorised and required, to grant unto any person or persons, or their legal representatives, the lands to which they are respectively entitled by the act, entitled, “ An act for granting certain lands in the town of Chemung. Provided, That the person applying for such grant, hath already paid into the treasury of this state, the money or certificates, which by the faid act was required to be paid therefor.
C H A P. LXXI. A1 ACT to grant an additional Compenfation to the Loan-Officers for the
Counties of Albany and Montgomery, and relating to the Loan-Officers of the fuid Counties.
Palled 11th April, 1792. B
E it enacted by the people of the fate of New York, represented in
senate and fembly, That the loan officers of the county of Albany, appointed in pursuance of the act, entitled, An act for emitting the fum
of two hundred thousand pounds in bills of credit, for the purposes therein mentioned, shall, froin and after the paflug of this act, annually retain in their hands, each, the additional sum of ten pounds, out of the intereil monies paid to them, as compensation for their additional tervices occafioned by the division of the said county.
II. And be ii further enačied, That the loan officers of the county of Montgomery, appointed in pursuance of the act aforesaid, shall, from and after the passing of this act, annually retain in their hands, each, the sum of ten pounds, of the interest monies paid to them, as a compensation for their 24ditional services occasioned by the division of the faid county; anything contained in the act aforesaid to the contrary not withilanding.
III. And be it further enaded, That it shall and may be lawful for the supervisors of the counties of Renflelaer, Saratoga, Columbia, Otsego, and Herkemer, at each and every of their annual meetings, in their respective counties, to appoint one or more of the fupervisors of the respective counties above mentioned (whole duty it Mall be) to attend at any of the meetings directed by the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth fections of the ac, entitled, “ An act for emitting the sum of two hundied thousand pounds in bills of credit, for the purposes therein mentioned," for inspecting a.id amining the mortgages, minutes, and accounts of the loan otticers appointed in the counties of Albany and Montgomery respectively, under the act aforesaid. And that one of the judges, and the supervisor or supervisors so nominated and appointed as aforesaid, of each respective county, shall be futlicient for the purposes in faid sections of the act above mentioned; any law to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.
IV. And be it further enucid, That the supervisor or supervisors, so nonninated and appointed as aforefaid, in case of his or their non-attendance, fall be subject to the like penalties as in and by the said fections of the act last mentioned, they are made liable to respectively; and it shall and may be lawful for the judges who shall attend, instead of issuing their faid precept for convening all the judges and supervisors in the faid counties, and it is hereby declared fufficient for the judges aforesaid, to caue one of the supervilors, and one judge, in each of the said new counties, to be summoned in manner as is directed in and by the said two fections of the act aforesaid, and under the like penalties; and a majority of the supervisors, and one of the judges in the counties of Albany and Montgomery, together with one fupervisor, ani one of the judges, of each of the other counties respectively, to do and serform every act and thing relating to the examining and fetting the accounts of the loan officers in the said counties of Albany and Montgomery refpeca tively, as fully and effe&ually, to all intents and purpoles, as if the whole number, or a majority of such supervisors and julges in the said new coulties had been present.
CH A P. LXXII. An ACT for appointing Elešors in this Slate, for the Elca un of a Print and Vice-Prefident of the United States of Amerius.
Palled 12th April, 179?. HEREAS, by an act of the Congres of the United States, entitled,
" the United States, and declaring the officer who shall act as President in cale vi
• vacancies in the offices both of President and Vice-President," it is provided,
That electors shall be appointed in each state for the election of a President and Vice-Prelident of the United States, within thirty-four days preceding the first Wednesday of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninetytwo, and within thirty four days preceding the firft Wednesday of December in every fourth year succeeding the last election. And whereas, The time within which the appointment of electors is to be made, and their votes given, is too short to admit of their being chosen by the people of this state : Therefore,
I. Be it enated by the people of the fate of New York, represented in fenate and allembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the fame, That
electors shall be appointed in this state, for the election of a Said electors how to President and Vice-President of the United States, in the be appointed in this state.
manner provided by the constitution of this state for appointment of delegates to represent this state in the then general congress of
the United States of America, and that the legislature shall When appointed, meet for that purpose on the firft Tuesday of November and where to incetto execute their duties, next, and the electors shall meet and give their votes at the
court house at Poughkeepsie, in Dutchess county, at the time and in the manner directed in and by the said act of congress, and then and there do, execute, and perform every act, matter, and thing necessary to be done by them by virtue of the said act.
II. Ad be it further enated by the authority aforesaid, Said electors to be That the electors, chosen as aforesaid, shall be taken from as nearly as may b; the four great districts of this ftate, as near as may be, in the districts of this state. following proportion, that is to say–At and after the rate
of four from the southern, three from the middle, three from the western, and three from the eastern district, which shall continue to be the ratio until another cenfus shall be taken under the authority of this ftate.
III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Governor after the That the perfon administring the government of this ftate, ed, to notify them for the time being, immediately after an appointment of immediately of lucha clectors, as aforesaid, shall, by express, at the expence of appoinconent.
this state, cause notice of such appointment to be given to each of tire persons fo appointed, and shall also, on or before the day of meeting of the electors, cause such lists of the names of the electors to be delivered to them, as is directed by the said act of congress.
IV. And be it fur. her enated by the authority afore 'aid, When an extraor. That whenever an election of a President and Vice-President President and Vice- fall become necessary, prior to the ordinary period, the pen, Governor tu cali person administring the government of this state, for the the legislature to ap- .time being, shall, by proclamation, convene the legislature point electors,
of this state on the first Tuesday of November thereafter, in order that electors may be appointed for the purpose.
C H A P, LXXIII. An ACT for the Relief of the Indians residing in New-Stockbridge and
Pafled 12th April, 1792. 1. BE:
E it enacted by the people of the State of New-York, represented in jenale
a difembly, and it is hereby enaded by the authority of the lume, That it shall and may be lawful for the male Indians residing in and being inhabitants of New-Stockbridge, above the age of twenty-one years, on the first Tuesday in May next, and on the' first Tuesday of May in every year thereafter, during the continuance of this act, to meet together, and by a plurality of votes to choose a clerk, whose business shall be to preside at such mectings and to enter into a book by him to be kept for that purpose, such proceedings of the faid meetings as are by this act directed.
II. And be it further enalled by the authority afirelaid, That it shalland may be lawful for the said Indians fo assembled, to elect a person to be called a Marshal, whose business it shall be to execute the orders of the peace makers herein after directed to be chosen.
III. And be it further enailed by the authorily aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the said Indians fo assembled, annually to choose three persons to be called Peace Makers, whose business it Mall be to lay out such parcelor parcels of land as shall be agrecd on by a plurality of votes at any such meeting for the separate improvement of each person or family, to be by the said peace makers marked and described, and a description thereof made in writing by them, and delivered to the clerk, who is to enter the same in his faid book,
IV. And be it further enadled by the authority aforesaid, The land allotted to That each person, having a separate iinprovement allotted to him and his legal to him or her as aforesaid, the same shall be and remain, to tepresentatives.
such person or persons and their legal representatives with out the power of alienation, and the person or persons fo poflefled, may bring and maintain an action for any trespals committed on such possession by any white man, Indian, or any other person whomsoever.
V. And be it further enacted by the authorily aforesaid, Peace makers may That it shall and may be lawful for the said peace makers, paffes
, in their own to bring actions in their own name for trespalles committed land in New Stocks on any
of the undivided lands in New Stockbridge aforesaid, bridge not particular and not by them allotted by particular persons as aforesaid, ly allotted by them.
before any court of justice having cognizance of the fame against any white person, Indian, or other person whomsoever.
VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, May caufe any in. That it shall and may be lawful for the said peace makers, on fore them to antwer complaint made to them by any Indian, being an inhabitant demand, give judg. of the said towns, againf any such inhabitant, for any trefment tliereon, &c. pass, debt or demand, the faid peace inakers shall direct the marshal to cause the parties to come before them with their witnesses, and after having heard them, shall give judgment according to the best of their under
standing, and shall advise the parties to comply with their faid judginent, but | in case they, or either of them, shall neglect or refuse so to do, the laid peace
makers shall then commit their faid judgment to writing, and cause the same to be entered in the town book aforesaid, and the party in whole favor such judgment shall be given, may recover the same as a judgment of record in any court having cognizance of the saine: Provided, That no such judgment Shall exceed the sum of five pounds.
any Indians ot other timeslu rende annons
han to any other In.
My call meetings VII. And be it further enalled by the authority aforesaid, of inhabitants, för tie purp te of laying That it Mall and may be lawiul for the faid peace makers, rate improvement.
as often as they shall judge it necessary, to call a meeting
oi the said inhasirants, at luch time and place as they shail direct, for the purpose of deterinining on the laying out of the lands for finirate improve ments, or any other business which they may judge neceilary in pursuance of this act.
VIII. Nudbe it further enaded by the authority aforesaid, The cid inhabit. That it shall and may be la wful for the said inhabitants, at sy of votes, anionit any of their faid public meetings, by a majority of votes, to
admit any Indian or Indians of any other tribe or nation to
become an inhabitant or inhabitants of the said town,to enjoy equal priviledges with the other Indians of the fame town, the votes respecting trie admission of such person or persons to be finit entered in the clerk's book.
IX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Any Indian may fell That it laall and may be lawful for any inhabitant, havthe land allotted to ing lands allotted to him or her as aforesaid, to sell the im.
provement thereof to any other Indian or Indians, and his
or her alligns, being Indians of the said town, which sales mall be entered in the clerk's book of the said town.
X. And be it furt’er enacted by the authority aforesaid, Przemahersto lay That the said peace-makers shall lay out such roads or lores, and to order highways in the said town as a majority of the inhabitants
at any of their public meetings shall direct; and to order
fuch of the inhabitants of the said town, and so many of them, from time to time, to work on the roads or highways, and for lo many days as Mall be directed by a majority as aforesaid at a public meeting.
XÍ. Aild be it further enaticd by the authority aforesaid, That any two of the said peace-makers shall be a quorum to tranfact any bufines enjoined on them by this act,
XII. diidbe ir further enaged by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the said inhabitants of Brother-Town, by a majority of votes, to adjourn their annual meetings, from time to time, as they may judge proper. XIII
. Ård be il further enažied by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for such justice of the peace of the county of Herkemer, as the inhabitants of New-Stockbridge Mall in vite, to preside at their first meeting to be held in pursuance of this act.
XIV. And be it fierther cracked by the authorily aforesaid, Part of a certain That the act entitled, “ An aot for the relief of the Indians Bid Idliaus repealed. residing in Brother-Town and New-Stockbridge," so far as the fame relates to the faid Indians residing in New-Stockbridge, excepting the last clause, be, and the same is hereby repealed.
XV. And be il further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Governor to re. That it Thall be, and it is hereby made the duty of his Exfins fiom faid town, cellency the Governor, by such ways and means as he shall
judge proper, to remove all such white persons from Bro
ther-Town, who refide and hold lands there by any lease or leases, or other title from any Indian or Indians, other than such leases as have been or hereafter shall be made in pursuance of the several laws of this state.
fuchnianner as I may think proPer.