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It appearing to this Board upon ading the bad votes together which were objected to by Mr. AhTM Yates and Wm Winne, that Anthony Wolf Rylan, Christopher Beeckman, John Adam Hies, James Pierce and Michael Dederick were disqualified from voting for the reasons above assigned.
And on the contrary side, it also appeared to this Board that upon adding the bad votes together which were objected to by John Ten Broeck and Thomas Hun, that Andries Abel, Adam Craft, Robert Williams, John Maley and Godfrey Enox were disqualified from voting for the reasons also above assigned.
That therefore by taking from the said poll the bad votes, that there remains a majority of good voters in favour of John Ten Broeck and Thomas Hun for Aldermen, who are therefore hereby declared by this Board as the Aldermen duly elected for the ensuing year for the said third ward.
October 14. This day being appointed by Charter to qualify the several Officers of this City,
Abraham Cuyler produces a Commission appointing him Mayor and Clerk of the Markets for the City of Albany and Coroner for the City and County of Albany.
Henry Ten Eyck produces a Commission appointing him High Sheriff for the City and County of Albany, and were both sworn to the due execution of their several offices.
The following were likewise sworn in the due execution of their several offices:
Peter W. Yates, Gerrit Van Sante, Aldermen for first ward. Henry Van Vcghtcn, Jacob Roseboom, Assistants.
Guysbert G. Morsclis, Alderman for second ward. Corn' Van Schulyne, Assistant.
John Ten Broeck, Thomas Hun, Aldermen for third ward. Abraham Ten Eyck, Leonard Gansevoort, Assistants. Jacob Kidney, Constable.
October 18. Resolved by the Board that the Clerk draw an order on the Treasurer to pay Robert Lansing £o:8:6.
Robert Yates was this day qualified as Alderman for the second ward, and Abcrt Hansen as Constable for the third ward.
Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw an order on the Treasurer to pay the City watchmen two months wages to commence from the time their last four months wages were due.
Resolved also that the Clerk draw an order upon the Treasurer to pay Michael Waginer £8:3:3 out of the Watch Money for his service for lighting the City Lamps from the 20th of April last to the 20th of inst. October and for Gotten Candels and reparations for the same.
This Board have appointed Thomas Williams, Junr and Gerrit Hyer for the first ward, Dirck 1Schuyler and Philip Viele for the second ward, and Andries and Jacob Van JJeusen for the third ward, Firemasters for the ensuing year, and that they severally execute their offices pursuant to an Ordinance for that purpose made, and that they begin their search on the first Monday in November next.
November 20. Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw orders on the Treasurer to pay the following accounts: Peter Lansing for storeing the Oil for the use of the Lamps. £5; France Winne for three Barrels of Oil, Freight and Cartage, £13:2:9; John V. Douw, £1:10; John Crozier, IS shillings.
The printed Ordinances of this Board comprized in sixty-four pages were this day published.
An account of William Mclntost of £6:2:9 ordered to be paid.
Ordered by the Board that the Treasurer pay to John Radtliff for the last years ringing the Bell the sum of £5.
Also ordered that John Ostrander be allowed £15 for his service from October the 14th, 1772, to the 14 of Oct. last as Marshall.
November 30. Resolved by the Board that the Clerk draw orders on the Treasurer to pay the following accounts: Peter De Wandlaer £1:4; Jacobus Fonda £1:17.
December 4. Resolved by the Board that the following accounts bo allowed and that the Clerk draw orders on the Treasurer to pay the same: Nicholas Brewer £1:18:6; Peter Lansingh £o1:2; Jos. & Ja. Caldwell 16s.
December 8. Resolved by the Board that Michael Wagoner be allowed 14s. for sweeping fourteen Chimneys in the Hospital.
December 11. Ordered that the Chamberlain pay the sum of £11:4:6 instead of£S:4:6, for which a draft was given by us the 2d Nov. 1772, in favour of John Flansburgh.
An account of John P. Risaker of £2:9:6, is allowed. Resolved that the Clerk draw an order on the Treasurer to pay the same.
It is Resolved that the Printers Robertsons be allowed £24, in full for Printing, &c. the Ordinances, and that the Treasurer pay the same.
Resolved by the Board that Aid" Robert Yates, Peter W. Yates and John Ten Broeck be appointed a Committee to prepare Instruitions for the Representatives of this County to act at the next setting of the General Assembly.
December 14. This Board received an Answer from Sir William Johnson, Bart, to a Letter sent to him on the 4th inst. (This correspondence related to a treaty with the Mohawks, the proceedings of which will be found on the subsequent page.]
December 18. Resolved by this Board that the Clerk give orders on the Treasurer to pay the following accounts: John Foster £2:11:9; Jacob Lansing £2:16.
Resolved by this Board that the Mayor sign a Deed to the Indians for the Lands at Tiononderoga to hold to them as long as they continue a Nation and are settled there, and eause the Seal of the City to be thereunto affixed.
December 27. This Board this day received a representation of their Committe of their Negotiation with the Mohawk Indians living in the Lower Castle and that they had delivered on the 20th inst. in the presence of Sir William Johnson their Superintendent a Speech.
December 31. Jeremiah Van Rensselaer was this day sworn in the office of Assistant before the Mayor and Mr. Robert Yates, Guysbert G. Mersalis and Gerrit Van Sante, three of the Aldermen of the City.
Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw an order on the Treasurer in favour of Mr. John Flansbury for £7.
At a Common Council held at the City Hall of the City of Albany on
Saturday the 8th of January, 1774.
This Board was this day favoured with a Letter from Sir William Johnson, inclosed wherein was an Extract of the Proceeding of the Mohawks Indians with the Committee of this Board.
Resolved by this Board that an answer be signed by the Clerk and sent to Sir William by the Post.
January 24. Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw orders on the Treasurer to pay the following accounts: Lewis Foote £1:12:3; Philip Cuyler, 10s.; Adrian Bradt £1:10.
Resolved by this Board that the Treasurer let John Radtliff have three Skipple of wheat.
Resolved also that the Docks belonging to the Corporation be advertised to be sold at Public Vendue on the 29th of January instant.
This Board find it necessary pursuant to their Petition delivered in the last Sessions of the Assembly requiring to be heard by Council against the passing of a Bill entitled " An act for securing to the Indians of the "Lower Mohawk Village and their Descendants the possession of the re- "mainder of their Lands adjacent to the same under certain regulations," That a Committe be sent down to New York to make the said objections, for which purpose they do hereby appoint Guysbert G. Merselis, Alderman, and Leonard Gansovoort, Assistant, to be a Committee, and they are hereby fully authorized and empowered either by themselves or Council to enter upon and make the said opposition to the said bill or any other bill ,which may be prefered to the said House to the same effect.
And for the purpose aforesaid this Board do hereby furnish the said Committee with all the Papers and Vouchers relative to the same in order for them to make such use of the said proofs as to them may appear necessary.
It is also ordered that the Chamberlain furnish the said Committee with all such Deeds and Papers as they may require from him relative to the Lands at Tiouonderoge, and that the Chamberlain do also pay to the said Committee the sum of £25, for which sum they are to render an account of its Disbursements to this Board upon their return.
January 29. Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw an order on the Treasurer in favour of Michael Wageman for the sum of £4:2:6 for lighting the Lamps and Necessaries found for that purpose.
This Board have this day agreed with Thomas Lotridge and Catharine Hansen by her son for to let them have the Ferry belonging to the Corporation for the term of three years at the rate of £34 If annum, at the expiration of which term they are to deliver the Dock in the same good order it is at present. The rent to be paid annually.
Pursuant to a Resolution of this Board the Docks belonging to the Corporation were this day exposed to sale at Public Vendue and Mr. Abraham 1. Yates biding £91 for the same I'm, the term of one year, and no one bidding more they were struck of to him for that sum.
February 8. Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw orders on the Treasurer to pay the following accounts: Frederick Garrison £3:11; Robert Bruce £1:8; Kx" of Harm' Wendell £6:0:9.
Resolved by this Board that the Treasurer sell 100 Skipples of the wheat belonging to the Corporation at 4s. 6d. ^ Skipple to those persons who have demands on this Board, no person to have more than three Skipple at. a time.
February 10. Resolved by this Board that a Warrant be drawn and directed to the Assessors and signed by the Mayor, Recorder and Aldermen or the major part of them for ordering the sum of £1("0 to be raised from the Inhabitants &c. of this City, pursuant to an Act for that purpose made and passed the 8th day of February instant.
At a Common Council held at the City Hall of the City of Albany on
Veghten for 40 acres of Land agreeable to B Copy now before this Board.
wheat on account.
Mr. Mayor communicated to this Board a Letter which he had the day
before received from Sir William Johnson, Bar, in answer to one sent by
this Board the 8th of January last.
March 2. This day the Assessors returned their list of Taxes for defraying the expences of the City Watch and lighting the Lamps, whereupon this Board have signed ll Warrant and ordered the City Seal to be thereunto affixed, which is to be delivered to Henry Beasley, City Collector, he first giving Bond with sufficient security to Mr. Henry Bleecker, Chamberlain, for his due performance thereof.
Resolved by this Board that Jacob Fort have a Deed for two pieces of Land at Schactikoke as surveyed by Mr. Jeremiah Van Reusclacr and his return thereof for sixpence ^ acre rent, first payment to be made the first day of January, 1776.
Also Resolved by this Board that a Draft of a Letter brought in by the Committe appointed for the same the last Common Council be wrote fair, and that the Clerk subscribe the same in behalf of this Board.
March 30. Resolved by this Board that the Clerk draw an order on the Treasurer to pay Garret Van Sante Esq. £24:11:4, which sum he advanced to sundry Labourers employed by the Corporation.
Resolved that the Clerk draw orders on the Treasurer to pay the following accounts: Richard Cartwright £14:18; Gerret Van Vrauke £1:6:3; James Moore 16s.i France Winne 8s.; John Frier £3:11:3; Wessel Van Schaick £1:13.
Resolved by this Board that the Treasurer sell to Abrm C. Cuyler Esq. 500 Skipple of wheat belonging to the Corporation at 5s. Id. ^ Skipple.
This Board have appointed Gcrrit Van Sante and Henry Van Veghten for the first ward, Guyl G. Marselis and Cornelius Van Schelluyne for the second ward, and John Ten Broeck and Abraham Ten Eyck for the third ward a Committee to inspect and order repairs to be made to all such Bridges and other places in their respective wards as they shall think necessary.
A Petition of David Schuyler, E. Westerlo and others, Inhabitants of this City being presented to this Board, praying to have the Street that leads from the Stable of David Schuyler to the house of John Bartley paved by the persons whose Lots and Buildings join the said Street. This Board taking the same into consideration have ordered the Prayer of the said Petitioners be granted.
April 2. Mr. Alexr Cruekshanks informed this Board that he has au account against the Corporation for the sum of £10; the greatest part of which he had advanced cash to sundry Labourers imployd by order of this Board, it is therefore ordered that the Treasurer pay said ace' immedv.
Resolved by this Board that the Petition of Robert Yates and Rutger Bleecker Esq" for a piece of Ground lying to the East of the Powder house be granted at the annual rent of 10s.
Resolved by this Board that the Mayor sign a Deed to Jacob Fort for a piece of Ground at Schaetekook in behalf of the Corporation and that the City Seal be thereunto affixed.
Resolved by this Board that the following'Ordinances be this day published, viz:
A Law for regulating the Ferry between this City and Green Bush and for establishing the Rates thereof; for paving and cleaning the Streets, &c. and preventing Nuisance; for the regulating the lying of Vessels at the several Docks and Warfs of this City asscrtaiuing the Rates to be paid for the same; for regulating Carts and Cartmen ; for regulating the Public Markets; against the Prophanation of the Lords Day; for the better securing the City of Albany from the danger of Gun Powder; for the better preventing Fire; for making of Bread; to prevent Accidents by fast and immoderate Riding; to prevent Raffling; for regulating Taverns; for regulating the office of Chamberlain or Treasurer; for a Sworn Surveying of the City of Albany; for regulating of Midwives; for prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars; for regulating Fences.
Resolved by this Board that an addition be made to the north side of the middle Dock and that Jeremiah Van Renselaer, John Ten Broeck and Jacob Roseboom be appointed a Committee in order to make Report by the next meeting of the Dementions of the same and upon what terms the same can be built.
April 9. The Corporation have this day received Mr. Peter Sharps Proposals for making a Drain from the Springs from behind the Fort to the Pumps near the English Church and also for errecting Cisterns at those Springs in^he following manner, viz:
To five Cisterns (d) £5 each £25
To 400 feet best pitch pine Gutter Timber 3d ^ foot 5
To laying the drain and filing up 10
£61 1 will furnish every thing except the Bricks. Peter Sherp.
Which said proposals being taken into our consideration this Board doth therefore agree that the said Peter Sherp may proceed upon the making and compleating the said works, this Board allowing him the rates and charges above recited in the proportion of what works he shall make in compleating the same, and for the overlooking, directing and ordering the