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recent proves of your military genius and marks of your humanity and moderation and add luster to the Action.

We heartily congratulate your Excellency upon the many and great successes of his Majestys arms and upon your Excellency's arrival to your Seat of government with such exalted honours, the just reward of your merit, where we sincerely wish you may long remain and that your administration may be easy and happy, which we will every one of us respectively make our constant business to promote.

We rely upon your Excellency to protect this ancient City in its rights and priviledges and we fervently wish for your Excellencys helth and happiness. We are, may it please your Excellency,

Your Excellency's most obedient Humble Servants. An Ordinance regulateing the rates and prices of all kind of Flesh, &C., renewed & published as follows, viz':

For every lb Beaf of all kind, Mutten, Viel, Lamb, &C., 6d.
For every head and pluck of a Calf, 21 pence.
For every head and pluck of a Sheep 12 pence.
For every head and pluck of a Lamb, 9 pence.
To commence the fifth day of July next ensuing.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany at the City Hall of the

said City on the 8th July, 1762.

This Board is of opinion that the Land in dispute between Huge Viele and Jacob Viele belongs to this Corporation and Huge Viele and Jacob Viele mow the hay as they use to do till further orders, and that the clerk acquaint them herewith.

Resolved by this Board, that John N. Groesbeek and Harme Groesbeek shall have the Land they have shown to the Corporation when they were at Schagkook, for which they are to agree with the Corporation.

Peter Binneway made application for a farm of Land on the North side of Schagkooks Creek, which this Board consents that he may have if they can agree for the same.

Isaac Daniel Fort made application for a peice Land and has shown the same to the Corporation, which they consent that he may upon such terms as shall be agreed upon.

Philip Van Ness made application and shewed a peice of Land to the Corporation and they consent that he may have the same.

This Board is of opinion that Wouter Groesbeek shall have that peice of Land called and known by the name the Schat hoek upon such conditions as shall be here afterwards agreed upon.

Marte Winne made application for some wood land behind his farm at Schaagkook which he has shewn to the Corporation, and this Board consent that he may have the same as shall afterwards be agreed upon.

The Schoolmaster at Schaagkook made application to this Corporation for a peice of Wood Land which they grant him so long a time as he remains School master for that place and behaves himself well and no longer.

Ordered by this Board to pay Henry I. Bogart fifty pounds to discharge part of the charges for repairing the Court house, which is to be repaid out of the monies raised by an Act of the Lieu' Governor, the Council and the General Assembly, and the Clerk to sign the order upon the City Treasurer, by order of the Common Council.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany on the 14th day of July, 1762.

Jacob H. Ten Eyck, Esqr, inclosed in his Letter his Excellency's answer, which runs as followeth:

Gentlemen—I thank you for this kind Address and Congratulation.

The City of Albany may depend on my Protection in its Rights and Privileges.

Ordered by this Board, that the Clerk make Copys of our Address and his Excellency's Answer and inclose em to Philip Livingston, Esqr, to have them inserted in the New York Gazette.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany on the 19th July, 1762. Peter Viele having made application to the Corporation for a parcel of wood Land which this Board will grant him provided it is no detriment to the farm of the heirs of Johannis Ouderkerk, deceased.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany on the 26th day of

July, 1762.

Ordered by this Board, that the Clerk write a Letter to Mr. Smith and the other Gentlemen concerned for the Corporation relateing the City lines to send up the Maps and Papers with their Opinion by the first opportunity.

Resolved that the Ground laying beyond the Fort to the west where the Gallows now stands, as far as the Schyt Bergje, and also the Ground on the Gallows hill be laid out in acre Lots and to be disposed of at Publick Vendue for twenty-one years on such restriction as the Corporation shall agree upon hereafter with the buyers of the same.

Ordered that Jacob H. Ten Eyck, Esqr, wait on Mr. William Smith, Junr, in behalf of this Board and disire him to draw a Petition to the Governor and Council for the vacant Land that lays to the South of the City Line according as their opinion was on that matter that he set forth in the Petition that it must have been intended to have been granted to the Corporation, but suppose the Surveyors unskilfulness at that time was the reason why it happen'd in the manner it has.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany on 9th August, 1762.

Ordered that the Clerk sign an order upon the City Treasurer to pay the following persons, viz :

To Peter Lansing, Esqr, - - - £2: 6:3

To Robert Lansing for his former Ace', - 6:18:0

This Board has this day agreed with Mr. Robert Lansing to take care of

the fire Engine, to have it cleans and in good order, at the rate of three

pound a year from the 23d of June last past to the 23d June next ensue

ing, which will be in the year 1763, besides other extraordinary charges.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany on the 23d day of

August, 1762.

Ordered by this Board, that a Publick Street remain in the Foxes Creek, beginning at the East end of Mess" John & Gerrit Rosebooms Lott and run up as farr as the Schyt Bergie till it is ordered otherwise by the Corporation.

Ordered that the Clerk write to Messrs William Smith, Junr, & William Livingston, Esq", about their suit depending against Sybrant G. Van Schaiek, late Mayor of this City, when and where they intend to bring it on, and desire their speedy answer.

Ordered that the drains which now water out in the streets be removed and laid so as to water out in the River within one month after this day on forfeit of six shillings for every days neglect, to be recovered before the Mayor, Recorder and any one of the Aldermen, one half for the use of the poor and the other half for the person that shall sue for the same.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany on the 25th August, 1762.

Mess1 s Robert Cranel, William Rogers, Daniel Hewson, Junr, and William Fryer, Church Wardens of the English Church in this City, presented a Petition to this Board for the ground on which the old Parrack stands and a Glibc, it being couched in a very unbecoming and threatening stile, for which reason it was rejected and returned to Mcss" Robert Cranell and William Rogers.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany on the 26th August, 1762.

This day sold to Marte Winne, agreeable to his Petition, a peice or parcel of wood Land scituate, lying and being at Schagtekook in the County of Albany, contains fourty-three acres and three rod of Land for which the said Marte Winne agrees to pay six pounds New Yorke money, as also the yearly rent of six Skipple of good merchantable Winter Wheat in the months of January or February, first payment to begin in January or February, 1764.

This day sold to Philip Van Ness a certain peice or parcel of wood Land lying at Schaghkook in the County of Albany, containing thirty-six acres three rodd and twenty perches of Land, always excepted and reserved out of the above bargained Lands a Road of two rodd broad from the Road on the Little hill that lays on the East side of the Bridge on Tomhenock Creek, and from thence run Eastward keeping a little to the Northward of his the said Philip Van Ness his now dwelling house thro the above bargained Lands, for which he is to pay ten pounds current money of New York as also the yearly rent of four Skipple of good merchantable Winter Wheat in the months of January or February, the first payment to begin in January or February, 1754.

This day sold to Wouter Groesbeek a certain peice of wood Land scituate, lying and being at Schagkook in the County of Albany, contain both parcels together eleven acres of Land, for which he agrees to pay four pounds as also the yearly rent of two Skipple of good merchantable Winter Wheat in the months of January or February, first payment to begin in January or February 1764.

This day sold to Johannis Knikerbaker two certain parcels of wood Land scituate, lying and being at Schagkook afores', near the River, contains sixteen acres and three rodds of Land, for which he agreed to pay twenty-five pounds current money as also the yearly rent of five Skipple of good merchantable Winter Wheat, the first payment to begin in the month of January or February, 1764.

Resolved that the Mayor on behalf of the Mayor, Aldermen and Comonalty, execute Deeds for the above mentioned parcels of Land and cause the City Seal to be thereunto affixed.

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At a Common Council held for the City of Albany on the 31st day of

August, 1762.

Peter Lansingh, Esqr, produced an Account for making Bridges in the first ward, amounting to £8:7, which is allowed and ordered that the Clerk sign an order upon the City Treasurer to pay the same.

This day sold to Peter Viele a certain parcell of wood scituate, lying and being at Still water on the East side of Hudsons River in the County of Albany, containing sixty-two acres and two rodd of Land, for which he agrees to pay ten pounds current money of New York, as also the yearly rent of four Skipple of good merchantable Winter Wheat, first payment to begin in the months of January or February, 1764.

This day sold to the certain peice of wood Land lying on the

East side of the road that leads from Daniel Van Antwerps to Schagkook, opposite the place where Abraham De Poreest formerly live'd on, for which he agrees to pay yearly and every year for him and male heirs of his body lawfully begotten.

Resolved that the Mayor on behalf of the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty execute Deed for the said Tract of wood Lands and cause the City Seal to be thereto affixed.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany on the 2d day of September, 1762.

Resolved by the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of Albany that a conveyance to Alein & Transport a certain peice of ground lying and being in the first ward of the said [City], having to the East the street that adjoyus to the Lotts of William Fryer and others, on the North, West and South by the Commons, in front along the said street one hundred and thirty-two feet, containing on the North side thirty feet, on the South one hundred and forty-eight feet, and on the West side one hundred and ninety two feet, all Rynland measure, according to a Map thereof made by Mr. John R. Bleeker to and for the use to erect and build a Presbyterian Meeting house on and to and for no other use and intention whatsoever, and that the Deed be executed to Messrs John McComb, David Edgar, Samuel Holliday, Robert Henry, Abraham Lyle & John Monro, Elders of the English Presbyterian Congregation in the City of Albany and their successors for ever in trust the use of the said Congregation.

Resolved that the Mayor on behalf of the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty execute a Deed for the above mentioned peice of ground & cause the City Seal to be thereto affixed.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany on the 13th day of
September, 1762.
An Ordinance renewed and published regulateing the selling meat, &c.

For every lb of all kind of Meat, 4 pence.

For every head and pluck of a Calf, 18 pence.

For every head and pluck of a Sheep, 12 pence.

For every head and pluck of a Lamb, 6 pence.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany on the 27th September, 1762. Ordered by this Board that the Street betwiit the City Hall and the Lott of Ground belonging to Mr. Ten Broeck remain a common street and shall be called Wall Street.

The Ordinance regulateiug all kinds of Meat renewed & published.
Every ib of Reaf, Mutten & Veal, 4Jd.
Every tb Lamb 5d.
Head and pluck of a Calf, 18d; for Sheep, 12d, & Lamb, 6d.

Whereas an Ordinance formerly made by the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of this City for the electing two Constables in each ward of this City is expired of its own limitation, it is hereby ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen and Assistants of this city that on the 29th day of September shall be chosen in each ward two petty constables, of which the Aldermen in each ward or any of them shall make their return with the rest of the City officers.

Ordered by this Board that the Clerk write Letters to Mess" William Smith, William Livingston, William Smith, Junr, & John Morine Scott, and disire each of them to send their opinion relateiug the dispute with the Township of Schenectady with the map, state of the cases and all papers relating the same.

At a Comon Council held for the City of Albany on the 29th September,

1762—Present, the Mayor, Recorder, Barent Ten Eyck, Frans Pruyn,

Jacob Ten Eyck, Peter Lansing, Henry I. Bogart, Jacob Van Schaick,

John Hansen, Abm Ten Broek.

This day being appointed by the Charter for chosen and electing Corporation officers the following persons were chosen to serve the ensuing year according to the directions of the Charter, viz:

First Ward—Sybrant Van Schaick, Jan , and Peter Lansingh, Aldermen; Henry Bogiirdt and Albert Ryckman, Assistants; Thomas Sceger and John Hun, Jung, Constables.

Second Ward—Jacob Ten Eyck & Hendrick M. Roseboom, Aldermen; John Hansen and Gysbert Fonda, Assistants; John Frans Pruyn & John Groesbeck, Constables.

Third Ward—Cornell's Ten Broeck & Volkert Douw, Aldermen; Abraham Ten Brock & John Gansevoort, Assistants; John H. Brat & William Rogers, Junr, Constables.

This Board appoints John Roseboom for Chamberlain, John Frans Pruyn, High Constable, and Johannis Sceger, Marshall for the ensueing year.

At a Comon Council held for the City of Albany on the 4th October,

1762.

Ordered that the Treasurer pay Johannis Sam' Pruyn £21 for an Account allowed him for his Negro sweeping the Barks, first deduct for his Lottery Tickets.

This day agreed for the rent with John Trotter for peice of ground lying on the North side of William Hogan, Junr, Black Smith Shop, in broad on the street thirty foot and so backward toward the River till the Stockadoes at the rate of forty shillings a year.

This day agreed with John Christie for the rent of a peice of Land containing about ten acres flying on or near the Sand bergh for and during the time of the said John Christie and Margaret his wife, their and each of their natural life, for which he or she is to pay to their Treasurer forty

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