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AN ACT for the relief of the Minister and Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the town of Whitestown.
Passed February 20, 1816. WHEREAS the minister and trustees of the Methodist Episcopal church, in the town of Whitestown, represent, that they now own a lot and meeting house in the said town, situate on the Seneca turnpike road, a little south of the village of Ulica, which is not in a convenient situation for the members of said church, and pray that they may be authorised to sell the same, and that the proceeds of the sale shall be reinvested in the erection of a new meeting house, which they are now about to build : Therefore,
I. Be it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the mioister and trustees of the methodist episcopal church in the town of Whilestown, be, and they are hereby authorised, to sell and dispose of the lot on which their meeting house is erected, a little south of the village of Utica, in the town of Whitestown, in fee simple or otherwise, and to execute conveyances therefor, which shall be valid, and transfer to the purchaser thereof, the right, title and interest of the said minister and trustees, in the manner in said conveyances to be expressed.
II. And be it further enacted, That the said minister and trics. tees shall invest the proceeds of such sale, in the building of another meeting house, on a lot which they have purchased in the village of Utica, for that purpose.
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AN ACT concerning the Dutchess Turnpike Company.
Passed February 23, 1816. I. BE il enacted by the people of the State of New-York, repreThe eomp ny made sub- sented in Senate and Assembly, That the tenth section of the act to relative to establish the Dutchess turnpike company, passed the 5th day April,
1802, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed; and the said comcompanies.
pany, and the Dutchess turnpike road, is hereby in all things, and to every intent and purpose, made subject to the provisions of the act concerning turnpike roads, passed the 10th day of April, 1813, as fully and as entirely, and in the same manner, as is at the passing of such act there had been no provision for the iospection of the said
road, contained in the law incorporating the said company. Rond to be II. And be it further enacted, That the Dutchess turnpike road divided into shall be divided into five inspection districts, as follows; from the
court house in the village of Poughkeepsie to the seventh mile stone ou the same road, to be a district, called dumber one, and to be attached to gate number one; from the said seventh mile stone to the twelfth mile stone to be a district, called pumber two, and to be at.
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tached to gate number two'; from the said twelfth mile stone to the seventeenth mile stone, to be a district, called vumber thee, and to be attached to gate number three ; from the seventeenth mile stone to the Conoecticut line, to be a district, called number four, and to be attached to gate pumber four; and the branch of the said road leading from the main road to Lawrence Belding's, in the town of Washington, to be a district, called pumber five, to be attached to gate number five ; and when and so often as part only of said road shall be out of repair, the commissioners, or such of them as shall act in the premises, shall in the notice to be given designate with conven. Notice how ient certainty, the place or part of the road not in repair, and the to be given gate or gates belouging to the inspection districi or districts wherein road is out
of repair. such place or part of the said road may be or lie, shall in every such case be held subject to be opened, as is provided for by the act concerning turnpike roads, on the order of the commissioners, and po other gate : Provided always, and be it further enacted, that whenever any gate or gates on the said road shall be opened, or ordered to be opened as above mentioned, if the inspection district or districts attached to such gate or gates shall not within thirty days thereafter be put in sufficient repair, and a certificate thereof, under the hand of one of the commissioners, authorising such gate or gates to be shut, shall not within the said thirty days have been obtained, pursuant to the sixteenth section of the aforesaid act, it shall and may be lawful for the said commissioner or commissioners, in his or their discretion, to order any other gate or gates on the said road to be throwo open, and to cause the same to be kept open, and no toll to be received for passing the same, until such inspection district or districts shall be put in sufficient repair, and such certificate as aforesaid shall be duly obtained, and delivered to the person or persons keeping such gate or gates.
III. And be it further enacted, That instead of the present times for the election of directors for the said company, and for declaring
erloring Elections, dividends, the stockholders shall hereafter elect directors on the made. Wednesday after the second Tuesday in March in every year, and the directors now acting shall be held to be in office until Wednesday the tkirteenth day of March next, and until other; shall be chosen in their place, and no longer ; and the dividends of the said company shall hereafter be made and declared on the second Tuesday in March and September in every year: Provided however, and be it further enacted, that in case any future election for directors shall not be held at the time aforesaid, the said company shall not for that reason be deemed to be dissolved, but an election may be held at any future. day, according to the rules and by laws of the said compauy.
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Passed February 26, 1816. WHEREAS it is represented to the Legislature, that the number of persons sent from the county of Clinton to the gaol of the county
of Essex, and there confined upon criminal charges, is so great as ta render their confinement inconvenient and hazardous. Therefore,
Be it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That a court of general sessions of the peace, shall be holdeu in and for the county of Clinton, on the third Tuesday of March next, at the house in the town of Plattsburgh, in said county, in whii h the last court of general sessions was bolden for said county, and that the powers of the said court so to be holden shall be equal, and its judgments and proceedings similar, to those of other courts of general sessions of the peace for said county, as pow established by law: And further, that the jury to serve at said court so to be holdeo, shall be drawn and summoned is the manner prescribed by law for the drawing and summoning of juries to serve at the courts of general sessions of the peace for said county, as now established by law.
· CHAP. XXI. AN ACT to amend the act, entitled “ an act for the relief of the
sufferers on the Niagara frontier," passed on the sevenleenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.
Passed February 26, 1816. WHEREAS by the first section of the act hereby amended, it was made the duty of the persons applying for the relief therein mentioned, to make such application to the comptroller previous ta the first day of September last past :
And whereas it is represented to this Legislature, that sundry persons intended to have been benefitted and aided by the provisions of the said act, could not make such application previous to the said first day of September last past, and tha: a large portion of the inopey borrowed by the comptroller of this state, under the provisions of said act, remains unexpended. Therefore,
Be it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the time mentioned in the first section of the act bereby amended, until which the comptroller is allowed to receive the applications for the loans therein mentioned, be, and the same is hereby extended until the first day of September oext; and that until the said first day of September next, the said comptroller shall and may receive all applications from the descrip tion of persons mentioned and iutended in the said act to be relieved in the manner therein mentioned, and subject to the regutations therein specified.
CHAP. XXII. AN ACT to erect a part of the counties of Oneida and Onondaga into a separate county, by the name of Oswego.
Passed March 1, 1816. 1. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, repre sented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the passing
of this act, all that part of the counties of Oneida and Onondaga, Boundariesos included within the following boandaries, to wit ; begioning on the Oswego shore of Lake Ontario, at the north-west corner of the town of Richland, and running easterly on the division line between the counties of Jefferson and Opeida, to the north-east corner of the town of Redfield; thence southerly along the east line of the towo of Redfield, to the nerth line of the town of Florence; thence westerly on the said line, to the north-east corner of the town of Williamstown; thence southerly on the east line of the towns of Williamstowa and Constantia, to the division lice between the counties of Oueida and Madison; thence westerly along said line, to the north-east corner of the county of Onondaga; thence westerly along the division line between the counties of Oneida. and Onondaga, to the south line of lot number thirty-three, in the town of Lysander; thence westerly on the south line of the said lot and of the lots in the same range, to the west line of the said town; thence north to the south line of the town of Hanoibal; thence west to the west line of said town; thence north on the division line between the counties of Onondaga and Cayuga, to the boundary line between the United States and Upper Canada : thence easterly on said boundary line, to the south-west corner of the county of Jefferson ; thence easterly on the south line of the county of Jefferson, to the place of beginning shall be a separate and distinct county of the state of New York, and shall be known and distinguished by the name of the county of Oswego; and the freeholders and other inhabitants of the county of Oswego shall enjoy all the rights and privilcges possessed by the freeholders and inbabitants of the respective counties of the state of New-York, subject however to the limitations and restrictions herein after expressed.
II. And be it further enacted, That the part of Lysapder in- Part of the cluded in the county of Oswego shall be annexed to the town of tow
town of Lyr Hapnibal, and the supervisors and overseers of the poor of the towns nexed to
Hannibala of Lysander and Hapnibal shall meet as soon as conveniently may be after the passiog of this act, and make an equitable division of the poor funds, and other public property, and of the poor of the town of Lysander, agreeably to the last assessmeni of real and personal estate in the said town of Lysander.
III. And be it further enacted, That the towns of Hannibal, Scri- Jurydistriots ba, New-Haven and Volney shall form one jury district, and be distinguished by the name of the western district; and the towos of Richland, Mexico, Redfield, Williamstown and Constantia shall form one jury district, and be distinguished by the name of the eastern dis. trict : Avd it shall be the duty of the clerk, sheriff and other officers of the county of Oswego, to provide that the freeholders returned to serve as jurors, shall serve as such only in the district wherein they reside.
IV. And be it further enacted, That Parley Keyes, of the county Comminis of Jefferson, Ethel Bronson, of the county of Jefferson, and Stephen ersite of the Bates, of the county of Ontario, shall be commissioners for the purpose court bouseby of examining and impartially determining the proper sites, in the respective districts in the county of Oswego, for court houses to be erected; and when the said commissioners, or any two of them, having so determioed, shall put their determination in writing, with their signa
turcs and seals affixed thereto, and cause the same to be filed in the clerk's office of the said county of Oswego, such determination sball be final and conclusive And the said commissioners shall be entitled to receive four dollars per day for cvery day they may be pecessarily employed in said service, which sum shall be levied, collected and paid, as part of the contingent expenses of the said county of Oswego.
V. And be it further enacted, That there shall be held, io aod for the county of Oswego, a court of common pleas and a court of general sessions of the peace ; and there shall be three terms of each of the said courts held in the said county in every year, to commence on the first Tuesdays of February, June and October, which may be held uotil the next Saturday inclusive; and that the first terin of said courts shall be held on the first Tuesday of October, jo tlie year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, in the western district; and that all future terms of said courts shall be held alternately in the
respective districts of the said county. Where to be VI. And be it further enacted, That until further legislative
provision is made in the premises, all courts of common pleas and general sessions of the peace, io and for the county of Oswego, shall be held at such places in the respective districts, as the judges of said county shall appoint, as near as conveniently may be to the sites
determined on for court houses by the aforesaid commissioners. CircuitCourt. VII. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be the duty
of the justices of the supreme court to hold a circuit once in every year in the county of Oswego, unless in their judgment they shall deem it necessary; any thing in the act, entitled an act for regulating trials of issues and reluroiog able and sufficient jurors,” to the contrary
notwithstanding. The county VIII. And be it further enacted, That for all the purposes of
prosecutions for crimes and offences cognizable in the courts of district. oyer and terminer and gaol delivery and general sessions of the peace,
the said county shall be connected with and constitute a part of the pinth district erected in the act, entitled “an act relative to district
attornies," passed April 9th, 1813 : And that it shall be lawful for all Prisoners, courts and officers, in the said county of Oswego, in all cases civil where to be and criminal, to confine their prisoners in the gaol of the county of
Oveida, or in the gaol of the county of Onondaga, at their discreton, outil such time as there shall be a sufficient gaol prepared in the said.county of Oswego; aed that all accounts for legal aud reasonable es penses incurred in confiving and keeping such prisoners shall be audited and allowed by the board of supervisors of the aid county of Oswego, and shall be levied, collected and paid as pa c of the contine
gent charges thereof. Supervisor's IX. And be it further enacted, That the first meeting of the board
** of supervisors, for the coudty of Oswego, shall be held at the house
of Calvin Tiffany, in the town of Mexico. Elections, X. Anul be it further enacted, That until further legislative pro
vision is made in the premises, the electors and ipspectors of elections in the respective towos of tire county of Oswego, shall proceed as if this act had not passed.
XI. An'l be it further cracted, That it shall be lawful for the freeholders and inhabitants of the several towns in the county of
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