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same on or before the first of January next and that an advertisement be put up accordingly or else it will be put in the hands of an attorney.

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

said City on Monday the 17th of Dec, 1770.

Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw an order to pay the following ac' to Luykas Hogekerk for £8.

This Board being informed that Dirck Van Veghten, Henry Van Beu

ren, Viele, Peter Yates, Dirck Van Veghteu the younger on the

land at Schacticock have cut several saw logs, and John Hansen, Carol Toll, Cornelius W. Van Deubergh and Wynant Van denbergh have also cut saw logs at Schacticock on the land claimed by the Corporation.

This Board have appointed Aldermen Marselis and Mr. John G. Lansing to go to Schacticock with two able hands and are to get all the saw logs rid away or cut to pieces if they will not agree with the said Committe in behalf of this Board and this Board agrees to pay all the expenses attending the said Committee.

At a Comon Council held for the City of Albany on Thursday the 3d of

January, 1771.

John Fosters ace' allowed, £1:16.

Resolved by this Board that the Clerk copy the following lettr and send it Mr. Ten Eyck and sign it in behalf of the Corporation.

We are apprehensive that at some future election for Representatives for the City & County of Albany it may be intended upon that the free holders having estates in the Manors of Rensclaer and Livingston and the Township of Schoncctady will intend to vote for the two Members for the City and County of Albany which appears to us to be unreasonable and should it be attemted might be attended with a great deal of Disinstauce, we therefore desire you to move of Representatives for an act to have

it explained and that those freeholders unless they have freehold in the County exclusive of their lying in the said Manor Township may be precluded from having votes or elections for Representatives for the said City and County; it might also be of service could it be provided for, that the Inhabitants living to the north of Betton Kill (by a former said to the uppermost Bounds of the County of Albany) be by act obliged to chuse Assessors of City Taxes which now do not.

• This Board having taken in consideration the Petition of Anthony Ryler agree to let him have the House and Lott wherein Adam Dornbergh lives for £3:4 a year, beginning the first of April next, to pay one half the rent down and the remainder at the expiration of the year.

At a Comon Council held for the City of Albany on Tuesday the 22d

January, 1771.

Allowed John N. Bleeckers acct*, £1:2.

James Albets acct< for mending y o Clock allowed £4:11.

This day agreed with Ja* J. Albet to keep the Town Clock in order for £6 1$ annum.

The Board having in consideration the willfullness of having a Bridge near the fall of the Cahoes or thereabout come to the following Resolution:

Resolved that is the unanimous opinion of this Board that it is practicable to be done, & that considering the Inconveniences the Inhabitants and Travellers are under at certain Seasons of the year, we conceive that it will be of great use to have a bridge about that place & well worthy the Legislaters considerations.

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Ordered that the Clerk of this Board enclose a Copy of this Resolution in a Letter to the Members for the County of Albany. We the Mayor, Aldermen & Comonalty of the City of Albany do certify and declare that we conceive that the erecting of a Bridge below the Cahos will greatly tend for the benefit & conveniency of the public & will in particular encourage the Settlements to the Northward of the said Bridge.

Alderman Lansing moves this Board that the Doors be kept open agreeable to regulations, which the Board agree to and appoint Mr. Peter Lansing, Jeremiah Van Renselaer & John G. Lansingh a Coml1,: to fix upon the same Regulations and that they make a report by next meeting.

On motion of Mr. Alderman Bleecker it is Resolved by this Board that the first Monday in February next is appointed for receiving of acct* and so Quarterly, and that no accf will be received at any other times or meetings.

On motion of the Mayor it is resolved that no person leave the room without liberty.

Resolved that Mr. Henry Bleecker, Chamberlain, deliver an ace' current to this Board at their next Meeting and that he also brings a list of the debts due to the City.

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

said City on Monday the 4th Febr>', 1771:

The Comitte appointed by the Corporation the 22d day of January, 1770, report to the Board that they have according to resolution of s' Board examined the book of tree", rents rolls, &c', and find them as follows: that there is balance due from the City Chamberlain in favour of the Corporation to the twenty-seventh of Septr, 1770, the sum of £13:16:8 J, and that there is due to this Board from sundry persons as ^ ace' the sum of £737:17:6J, 1196Schipple of wheat, 79 fowls, and in store 317 Schipple of wheat; and the Committe in looking over said acel* of the City Chamberlain find that there is due to different people the sum of £248:18:2.

Resolved by this Board that the Mayor be one of the Committee, that he in behalf of this Board certify the said settlement in the City Chamberlains book.

Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw an order on the Treasurer in favour of John Flansbergh for £5:5 for hay for keeping the Town bulls.

Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw orders on the City Chamberlain to pay the following ace'":

Robert Bruys for £1: 4:0 Killyan Winne £6:1:6

John McDonald for 1:16:0 Jeremiah Van Renselaer 4:5:6

Peter Hilton for 0:10:0 John G. Lansing 3:4:0

Killyan Winne for 0:18:0 John Jacob Lansing 1:1:3

John Wilkerson & Daniel Marshell, 0:12:0.

Resolved by this Board that Gerrit Van Sante, Junr, and Jacob Roseboom be Committee to get a new well made near the Widow of William Fryer, deceased, and charge the same to this Board.

Resolved by this Board that the Aldermen and Ass" of the second ward get the Pumps and Sisterns made in the sd ward and charge the same to the Corporation.

On a Debate whether seniority in office or in years is to be preferred in setting at the Board, the Question was put:

Six for seniority in years. Five for sen'y in office.

Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw an order on the Treasurer in favour of Thomas Seeger £15 in a year for services of Marshel.

Resolved by this Board that a Warrent be issued to the Assessors for to assess and lay a Tax upon the estate real and personal of all and the free holders, freeman, inhabitants, residents and sojourners lying and being within the said City for raysing a sum not exceeding the £250 for to defray the expence of a City night watch.

Resolved by this Board that the Mayor attend the Supervisors at their next setting to treat with them about the maintenance of the Publick Whipper at £25 ^ annum.

At a Comon Council held this 22d day of Feb'*, 1771.

Mr. John G. Lansing produce a Letter from Simon Van Antwerp informing that he is sued for cutting the Logs of Cors Van Den Bergh by order of this Board.

Rosolved that the said Gusbert Marselis and John G. Lansing fee P. W. Yates to assist them and that they repair to the Justice who sued said Simon, and gave in a Plea of Justification and Title in the name of this Board, and if required to enter in Recognizance to maintain their right or take such other steps as they shall juge necessary.

At a Comon Council held for the City of Albany on Thursday the 28th of

February, 1771.

Resolved by this Board that the Clerk give an order on the Treasurer in favour of Joseph I. Yates for £28:19:6.

Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw a warrant and give it to the Collector for collecting the money for the City watch.

Resolved by this Board that Henry Bleecker, Chamberlain, be appointed to receive and pay out the money collected for the City watch without any fee or reward.

Resolved that the Clerk give an order to Thomas Seeger & John Radly for a bag of wheat each.

A Petition of Peter Winne of Schactiicock for about twenty acres of Lan'' being laid before this Board it is resolved that the same be taken in consideration at the next Meeting.

Resolved that P. Lansing, John Roorbach, Gar' Van Sante and Jacob Roseboom be appointed a Committee for examining the Records for Title Ground now posses'' by sundry people.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany at the City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 14th March, 1771—Present, the Mayor, John Ten Eyck, Esqr, Recorder, Peter Lansing, John Roorbach, Abr"' Ten Broock, Guysbert Mersclis, Jur, Abr" Yates, Junr, Jacob Roseboom, Gerrit Van Sante, Jeremiah V. Renselaer, Cor" N. Scherluyne, John G. Lansing, John Ten Broeck.

A Petition of John Davis of the City of Albany, in the following manner.
Resolved that the same be taken in consideration.
Resolved by this Board that the four several Docks belonging to this

Board be sold at Publick Van Due on Saturday the sixteenth ins' at ten of the Clock in the Morning and that an advertisement be put up accordingly

A Petition of Elisha Benedict being presented to the Board and read requesting this Board for to appoint him Marshel, which this Board takes into consideration.

Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw an order on the Treasurer in favour of John Readtcliff for three Schipple of wheat for attending this Board as JVIarshell.

Resolved by this Board that the Mayor sign a Deed to the Rector, Inhabitants of the City of Albany in the County of Albany in Communion of the Church of England as by Law established, and that the City Seal be affixed to the same.

On a Debate whether seniority in office or years is to be preferred in setting at the Board, the Question being put:

For Seniority in office. 6 For Seniority in years.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany at the City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 16th March, 1771.

This day was sold at Publick Vandue to the highest bidder the four several Docks belonging to this Corporation, to John Price for the consideration of eighty pounds to the first day of January, 1771.

Resolved by this Board that John Davis have a Lott to the south end of Kilbes store of thirty foot front for fifteen years, with a Quit rent of six shillings yearly.

No Veal to be sold the Hind Quarter of which does not weigh 10lb, under the penalty of 10s. for any quarter ; all Veal above 10 and less than 12lb the hind Quarter to be sold at three pence; from 12 to 14 to be sold at 4d; from 14 and under 16lb for 4J; from 16lb and upwards at 5d a lb.

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

said City on Tuesday the 2d April, 1771.

Resolved by this Board that the Clerk is todraw an order on the Treasurer that he is to sell one hundred Skipple of the City wheat at 4s. 6d ^ Skipple and he is not to sell more then three Skipple to one person.

Resolved that the Clerk draw an order on the Treasurer in favour of Thomas Seeger for three Skipple of wheat on account.

Resolved by this Board that a Letter be sent to William Prenturp for to come down and agree with the Corporation if he can undertake to bring live Salmon into Hudsons River.

Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw an order on the Treasurer in favour of Joseph I. Yates as Overseer of the City night watch for the sum of £57 out of the money in his hands for defraying the charge of the watch.

Resolved by this Board that Messrs Jeremiah Van Renselaer, John G. Lansing & Gerrit Van Sante, Junr, be a Comittee to draw proposals for to keep the City night watch more regular, and also for to have lamps fixt in this City and that they give in their proposals next meeting.

Resolved by this Board that Aldermen Yates, Roorbach and Merselis be a Committee to examine the new Printed Charter with the original one and make report to this Board next meeting.

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

in the City Hall of the said City on Friday the 5th April, 1771.

An Ordinance for the optaining Cullers of Staves, Heading and Hoops, its unanimously agreed that Peter Jones, Isaac Verplanck & Patrick Fer guson are appointed to that office.

Resolved by this Board that the money raised by a Tax for establishing a regular night watch, and the present manner of watching is thought not to be so good as it will be if the City is furnished with 20 lamps to be placed at convenient places, and that six persons be appointed, two of which are to watch every 3d night according to the Regulations drawn up, it is resolved that Mr. John G. Lansing shall get the same made & set up.

This Board have appointed William Van Sante, Benjamin Hilton, Cornelius Van Deusen, Dirck Schuyler, Peter Veeder & Obadiah Cooper to be the watchmen for the City of Albany according to the following Ordinance. *

This Board have appointed Aldermen Roorbach & Merselis & Mess" John Ten Broeck to be a Committee to draw up an Ordinance for culling of Staves.

Resolved by this Board that three feet to the north end of the Mason Lodge be granted to Samuel Stringer for the consideration of and that a Deed be drawn for the same in behalf of the Corporation and that the City Seal be affixed for the same.

The Assize of Bread. A white Loaf of the finest Flower to weigh one pound ten oz. for four Coppers; D" of Do to weigh 12 oz. for two Coppers

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany at the City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 11th day of April, 1771.

A Law to appoint and regulate the culling of Staves, Heading and Hoops.

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

said City on Thursday the 25 April, 1771.

Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw an order on the Treasurer in favour of John Flansburgh for twelve shillings and four pence for feed for the Bulls.

Resolved by this Board that Alderman Roorbach, Messrs John G. Lansingh, G-errit Van Sante, Junr, be a Committe to get Timber for Post for the north ends of the three Docks for to keep the Ground of the three several Docks of this Corporation.

At a Common Council held for the City of Albany at the City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 5th May, 1771.

Resolved by this Board that the Treasurer sell 150 Skipple of the City wheat at 4s. 6d ^ Skipple and not to sell more than three Skipple to one person.

Resolved by this Board that Bastian Visher have the Road made leading from this City to Sandbergh according to agreement on or before tenth day of this instant.

Resolved by this Board that the City Chaimberlain furnish each of the Members of this Board with one of the printed Copies of this City Charter.

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