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CHAP. XII.

AN ACT to reorganize the town of Junius, in the county of Seneca,

and to appoint a place to hold the first town meeting in the said torun.

Passed February 14, 1816. WHEREAS it is represented to the Legislature, that the town of Jupius, in the county of Seneca, has for years past holden two appual towo meetings and two elections, to the great detriment and inconvenience of the good people of the said town. For remedy whereof,

Be it enucted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That all that tract of land now known and distinguished by the name of the town of Jupius, in the county of Seneca, be a town, and be called by the name of Jupius, and shall hold their next annual town meeting at the now dwelling house of Pontius Hooper, in the said town.

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AN ACT relative to the Lansingburgh Academy.

Passed February 20, 1816.. WHEREAS it appears to this Legislature, that the president; directors and company of the bauk of Lansingburgh, have consented that the trustees of the Lansiegburgh academy may subscribe one thousand shares to the capital stock of said bank, for the benefit of said academy, provided the Legislature will authorise the same. Therefore,

Be it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the treasurer of the Lansingburgh academy may subscribe one thousand shares to the capital stock of the bank of Lansiogburgh, for and in behalf of the said academy; and the capital stock of said bank is hereby increased to the amount of said shares.

CHAP. XIV.

AN ACT to alter the time of holding the June Term of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the county of Otsego.

Passed February 20, 1816. Be it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the court of common pleas io and for the county of Otsego, shall hereafter be holden on the last Tuesday in May, instead of the first Tuesday in June, and may continue to be holden from the commencement thereof until Saturday of the saine week inclusive.

CHAP. XV.

AN ACT lo incorporate the Troy and Sand Lake Turnpike Com

pany.

Passed February 20, 1816. Company is. I. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, repro corporated.

sented in Senate and Assembly, l'hat Jedediah Tracy, Stephen Warren, John Sampson, Silas Covell, and all such other persons as shall associate for the purpose of making a good and sufficient turupike road, to begin at or dear the house of Lemuel Hawley, iu the town of Troy, and extending from thence in the most direct and practicable route, until it iotersects the Williamstown and Bath turnpike, at such place as may best accommodate the public, near Saud Lake, in the town of Sand Lake, and their successors, be, and they

are hereby created a body carporate and politic, by the same of Stylo, &e.

“the President, Directors and Company of the Troy and Sand Lake Turnpike.” And they are hereby ordained and constituted and declared to be a body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, and by that game they and their successors shall and may have continual succession, and be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts whatsoever, in all manner of actions, complaiots, matters and causes; and by the same name and style, shall be in law capable of purchasing, holding and conveying any estate, real and personal, for the use of the said corporation : Provided, that such estate, as well real as personal, so to be purchased and held, shall be necessary to fulfil the end and intent of the said corporation, and for no other purpose

whatsoever. Stock II. And be it further enacted, That the stock of the said company

shall consist of one thousand shares, of twenty dollars each; and that Jedediah Tracy, Stephen Warren, Joho Sampson and Silas Covell, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to receive sub. scription for the said stock, in the manner directed in and by the act, entitled “an act relative to turnpike companies," passed the thir

teenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seven. Gates to be

III. And be it further enactcıl, That as soon as the road hereby erected.

authorised shall be completed, and a license obtained in the manner specified in the act above referred to, it shall be lawful for the said president, directors and company, to cause two gates to be erected, ou the same road, and at such places as the person administering the government of this state shall deem necessary, to collect the tolls allowable by this act; and the said company may have and receive for passing the same, tolls not exceeding the rates of toll established for passing the gates authorised to be erected upon the 'Troy and Schenectady turnpike, by an act, catitled "an act for establishing a turnpike road from opposite the village of Troy to the city of Sche

nectady.” Commission IV. Anıl be it further enacted, That Thomas Hillhouse, Truman the road. Hanks, and John Schuyler, junior, or any two of them, be, and they

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are hereby appointed commissioners to survey and lay out the said road, subject to the regulations and restrictions prescribed and contained in the aforesaid act, entitled “ an act relative to turnpike companies,” and to execute and perform all the duties therein mentioned, as fully as if the said commissioners had been appointed in the manper prescribed by the said act. V. And be it further enacted, That the said president, directors Money to be

refunded. and company hereby incorporated, shall pay and refund to the president, directors and company of the Troy and Schenectady turopike, the amount of the monies by them heretofore expended, inexploring and surveying a track and route for the said road. And shall have and enjoy Privileges all the rights, privileges, powers and immunities, which are given and granted in and by the before recited act, relative to turnpike compavies, and shall be subject to all the conditions, provisions, restrictions and regulations, contained in the same, saving and excepting where the same are contrary to the provisions of this act.

CHAP. XVI.
AN ACT to appoint Commissioners to lay out a road from Moscow

to Buffalo.

Passed February 20, 1816. I. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That Josiah Churchill, Parmenio Commissione Adams and William A. Carpenter, or any two of them, be, and they ers. are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out a public highway, of the width of four rods, from the village of Moscow, in the county of Genesee, through the village of Attica to the village of Buffalo, in the county of Niagara, on the most eligible route the country will admit.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners, be- Their dutys fore they enter upon the duties aforesaid, shall take and subscribe an oath before a justice of the peace, to lay out said road without favor or partiality; and they shall, after laying out said road, cause to be made an accurate map of the survey of so much of said road as shall fall within the county of Gencsee, and cause the same, with the field notes of the survey, to be filed in the clerk's office of said county, and shall cause to be made a like map of the survey of so much of said road as shall fall within the county of Niagara, and cause the same, with the field notes of the survey, to be filed in the clerk's office of said courty; and shall also cause a like map and field notes of so much of said road as shall fall withio each town, to be filed in the clerks' offices of such towns respectively; and if the said road shall be laid through any improved lands, the damages shall be appraised and paid, and the road opened an improved in the mapner prescribed by the act to regulate highways; and the commissioners and their surveyor shall be allowed each two dollars and fifty cents per day, for each day they shall be necessarily employed in the duties aforesaid, and such reasonable sum for contingent expenses as the supervisors shall direct. '

III. And be it further enacted, That if in the opinion of said State rond commissioners, it should be expedient to intersect the state road lead- tersected.

may be in

ing from Pembroke to Buffalo, the said commissioners shall not be

required to make a survey beyond the junction of the two roads. Accounts, IV. And be it further enacted, That the supervisors of Genesee how to be au di twd & paid. and Niagara shall audit the accounts of said commissioners, and cause

the same to be assessed, collected and paid, as part of the contingent expenses of said counties: Provided, that the sum paid by each county shall be in proportion to the time expended in laying out said road in such county

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CHAP. XVII.

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AN ACT further to amend the act, entitled an act for the as-
sessment and collection of taxes,'

;" and for other purposes.

Passed February 20, 1810.
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taxes, how to
I. BE it declared and enacted by the people of the Stale

of New York, be radeemed. represented in Senate and Assembly, That two years from and after

the day on which the sales of lands for taxes in any one year here-
tofore made, or to be made, may have closed or shall close, shall be
allowed to the owners of any lands sold during any such sales, to re-

deem the same.
Vadivided II. And be it further enacteil, That in every case in which an
shares how to undivided share of any lot or tract of land, shall have been or may
from the ope- be sold for taxes, it shall apil may be lawful, for any person owning
ration of sale.

a specific part of any such lot or tract, to redeem such part from the
operation of the sale, by paying for and redeeming such an undivided
portion of the quantity sold, as shall amount to a just proportion for
him to redeem and pay, comparing the quantity owued by bim, with
the whole quantity chargeable at the time of sale; and upon every
such payment, the land of every such person shall be as effectually
discharged from such sale, as if he had paid the arrears on his said

part before the sale.
Orlands sold, III. And be it further enacted, That iu every case in which
undivided
bares may

an undivided share of any lot or tract of land, may have been or be redeemed. shall be sold for taxes, it shall be lawful for any person owning any

share or portion of the laud so sold, or of the land charged at the time
of sale, and out of which the sale was or shall be made, and who has
paid or shall pay some of, although not all the taxes, for which the
laud was or may be so sold, to pay his just proportion of the amount due
for the tax or taxes so by him left unpaid on the tract out of which
the said sale may have been or shall be made, which paymert, when
so made, shall discharge his land as effertually as if be fiad paid all
the taxes o.. his said land belore the sale ; and in every such case, the
quantity sold at the sale, shall be lessened in consequence of such
payment and redemption, in the proportion which the sum paid for the
reception bears to the whole amount which would then be due for

redempcion of we land sold.
Lands soldfor IV. and be it further enacted, That in cases where it shall
taxes but paid
for in the appear to the comptroller that the arrears of (axes for which any
counts, how land shall or may have been sold by hiin, were paid in the county
to be redeem-
ed.

from which the returu was or shall be made, or in case the property

pealed,

Road taxes,

iall appear not to have been legally chargeable, which taxes it shall be lawful for him to debit the county, with the amount which would be required to be paid, for the redemption of the land sold, and to place that amount to the credit of the person who became the parchaser of the land, and to pay the same over to him in the same

er as if the land had been redeemed in the usual way. And ther, that if it shall appear, that any arrears of taxes, for wbich laods shall be er may have been sold, were paid into the state treas. ury prior to the sale, the like credit shall be given and payment be made to the purchaser of the lands sold.

V. And be it further enacted, That the thirty-third section of Section the ac: for the assessmeut and collection of taxes, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Vi. And be it further enacted, That in all cases where taxes have been authorised by law, for the purpose of opening and improv- how to be ing roads, it shall be lawful for the comptroller, after the expiration Pollected of six months from the passing of this act, to draw his warrant on the treasurer, for the payment to the commissioners appointed to superintend the opening and improving of such roads respectively, the amount of such taxes as the same may have been returned to the comptroller's office, or the balances remaining unpaid thereof; and the said road taxes shall, after the expiration of said six months, be chargeable with interest, at and after the rate of fourteen per centum per aboum, until paid, or until the land shall be sold therefor; and such land, or so much thereof as shall be necessary to pay said tases and interest and the legal charges thereoo, shall be sold by the comptroller, within two years after the expiration of said six months, after first giving the like notice as is required to be given for the sale of lands in and by the act for the assessment and collection of taxes.

VII. And be it further enacted, That the lands so to be sold for Expense of road taxes, shall be chargeable with the expenses of advertising and be charge.. of sale, and the amount for which the same may be sold, be subject to the like interest after sale, and the land to the like rules of redemption and charges, as in cases of sale under and pursuant to the act for the assessment and collection of taxes, and this act.

Certifientes VIII. And be it further enacted, That in all cases of sale, for road taxes, the comptroller shall give to the purchasers, certificates purchasers. of their purchases, and not conveyances, until the time of redemption Expires.

IX. And be it further enacted, That if at any sales heretofore, When the male, or hereafter to be made for taxes, the lands of any one person person is sold all be sold, not only for the taxes on the lands of such person, but for

asus u suru pensul bul taxes, how to also uper the lands of some other person or persons, every such per- be compens top whose land may have been or shall be so sold, shall if he redeem the land so sold, as provided by law, be entitled to recover in any court of competent jurisdiction, from such other person or persous, a jest proportion of the redemption moties so paid, with legal ioterest outil paid.

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