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CHAP. XXIII.

AN ACT to fir the site of the Clerk's Office of the County of
Warren, and for other purposes.

Passed March 1, 1816.
1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, repre-
sinted in Senate and Assembly, That the clerk's office of the county
of Warren shall. after the passing of this act, be kept within one half
wile of the Lake George Coffee house, in the town of Caldwell, in
said county.

II. And be it further enacted, That mileage of the sheriff of the said county, for the service of process thereio, shall be computed from the aforesaid Lake George Coffee house, and not elsewhere.

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CHAP. XXIV.

AN ACT to authorise Elijah W. Abbolt to assume the Christian

name of Edward.

Passed March 1, 1816. WHEREAS Elijah W. Abbott, of the county of Warren, bath by his petition represented, that several other persons bear the same name with himself, and that great inconveniences have arisen to the petitioner, by reason of mistakes happening by occasion thereof, and praying that he may hereafter be known by the name of Edward W. Abboil. Therefore,

BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the passing of this act, Elijah W. Abbott, dow of the couuty of Warren, be kuown and distinguished by the name of Edward W. Abbott, and no other.

CHAP. XXV.

Preamble

AN ACT for the relief of Isaac Cross, and for other purposes.

Passed March 1, 1816, WHEREAS Isaac Cross hath presented bis petition to the Legislature of this state, setting forth that Magdalen, late his wife, was in her life time seised in fee, and possessed of a certain lot or parcel of land, herein after de cribed : That the said Magdalen, on or about the tenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, died seised of the said Int of land, intestate, without issue and withou leaving aliy lieirs to whom the said lot of land can descend : That it was the intention of the

the said Magdalen to convey the said lot of land to the said petitioner, but that she was prevented by death from executing that intentiou ; and praying that the estate which she had in the said lot may be vested in him : And whereas the said petition appears to be reasonable :

Therefore, Tite of the

I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, repreState to a sented in Senate and Assembly, That all the right, title, claim, in, certain lot yested interest and estate, which the people of this state have, in or to a certain Lanc Cross lot or parcel of land, situate in the sixth ward of the city of New

York, and knowo by number four hundred and seventy-two, Pearl street, bounded southerly and by Pearl street, westerly by a house and lot bow or late the property of Tobias Hoffman, easterly by land now or late of Matthew Bolmer, and portherly by other land now or late of the said Matthew Bolmer, being twenty-nine feet and six inches wide in front, upon Pearl street, twenty-seven feet and six inches wide in the rear, and one hundred and ten feet and four inches long; which said lot of land was conveyed to Jacoh Heiscr, the father of Magdalen, late wife of the said Isaac Cross, by Casper Samler, Catrioa Durry and Sarah Maria Lott, by a certain deed iodented, bearing date the third day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ope ; be, and the same is hereby granted to and yested in the said Isaac Cross, his heirs and assigns. Provided always, that nothing in this act contained, shall be held or construed to impair, or in any wise to prejudice or affect any equitable or other right or interest which Lucretia Heiser, the widow of the said Jacob Heiser, and mother of the said Magdalen Cross, has or may have in or to the aforesaid premises or any part thereof; but that the said premises shall be and remain in the hands of the said Isaac Cross, his hers and assigns, subject to all such equitable or other rights and interests of the said Lucretia Heiser, or her legal representatives, in or to the same, in the same manner and to the same extent, as they were in the hands of the said Magdalen Cross, deceased, previously to her death : Apd the sanie rights and remedies in relation to the said premises, may be pursued and enforced by the said Lucretia Heiser, or her legal representatives, against the said Isaac

Cross, his heirs or assigns, which she the said Lucretia might have Loans to Nia- and enforce against the said Magdalen Cross, if she were still living. gara sufferert II. And be it further enacted, That the bill entitled, “an act to

amend the act, entitled “an act for the relief of the sufferers on the Niagara frontier," passed February 26th, 1816, be so amended as to authorise the comptroller to make the loans authorised by the said act, forthwith, any thing in the said act hereby amended to the contrary notwithstanding.

CHAP. XXVI.
AN ACT to change the name of Goldsborough Banyar Le Roy.

Passed March 1, 1816. WHEREAS Goldsborough Banyar Le Roy hath by his petition fepresented, that his grand-father, Goldsbrow Banyar, Esquire, lale

of the city of Albany, deceased, in and by his last will and testament, devised and bequeathed to him, the residue of the said Goldsbrow Banyar's real and personal estate, thereby declaring, that the said Goldsborough Banyar Le Roy, upon the decease of the said Goldsbrow Banyar, should assume, and if practicable obtain a legislative act to change the came of the said Goldsborough Banyar Le Roy to the name of Goldsborough Le Roy Banyar ; and hath prayed that an act might be passed to effect the testator's intention.

Be it therefore enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the name of the said Goldsborough Banyar Le Roy shall be, and the same is hereby changed to the name of Goldsborough Le Roy Banyar ; by which name he shall from henceforth be called and known, in all cases whatsoever.

CHAP. XXVII.
AN ACT to authorise the building of a Bridge across the

- Big Chazy River.

Passed March 1, 1816. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for such of the inhabitants of the towns of Champlain and Chazy, in the county of Clinton, as may associate together for that purpose, to erect a bridge across the Big Chazy river, at such place bear the mouth of the Corbo river as they may deem most convenient : Provided, that the said bridge shall be so constructed, that there shall be left a passage over the deepest part of the river, of the breadth of at least sixty feet' between the supports of the bridge, for the passage of boats and rafts; and that the under side of the string pieces, and other timbers of that part of said bridge leading across said passage, sball be at least six feet above the surface of the river at the highest spring freshet in ordinary seasons. And provided, it shall be found at any time liereafter, that said bridge shall materially obstruct the navigation of the said river, the judges and assistant justices of the court of common pleas of the county of Clinton, or a majority of them, when in session, may order the said bridge to be removed, or so constructed as not to obstruct the navigation as aforesaid. And provided also, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to give a right to lay out roads, leading to or from said bridge, in any manner other than is provided in the act regulating highways.

CHAP. XXVIII. AN ACT to authorise the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the city of New-York, to extend Hudson street to the ninth avenue.

Passed March 1, 1816. WHEREAS the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city. of New-York have represented, that they are desirous to extend

Preamble

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· Hudson street from Greenvich lane, northwardly, to the ninth avcoue, but that their power in relation to the laying out, extending and im-1 proving streets, des not enable them so to do; and have prayed the aid of the Legislature in the premises. And whereas the said prayer

appears proper to be granted. Therefore, Hudson street

reet . Be it enacled by the people of the State of New York, repreen he extend- scnteil in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful

for the mayor, aldermen and conmonally of the city of New York, whenever in their opinion it shall be proper, to order and direct Hudson street to be opened and extended from Greenwich lanc, northwardly, to the ninth avenue, in such course and manner as they sball deem best, and to cause the same to be done accordingly, noiwithstanding it may become necessary for that purpose to remove any buildings, or to take any lands, tenements, hereditaments or premises what cover.

II. And be it further enacteilThat the said Tudson street sball Expenses,

be opened and extended, and the lands, tenements, hereditameris aud premises required for the purpose, shall be taken, and the loss and damage, and benefit and advantage, to the parties and persons respectively injured or benefitted, shall be estimated and assessed, in the manner mentioned and provided in and by that part of the act, entitled "an act to reduce several laws relating particularly to the city of New York into one act," paesed April 9th, 18!3, which is under the head of “opring and laying out streets, &c." and thic proceedings in relation to the opening and extending of Hudson street as aforesaid, shall conform in all respects to the provisions of the said act, and shall be as valid and effeciual, to all intents and purposes, as though the mayor, aldermen and commopally of the city of New. York had been authorised, in and by that act, to open and extend the said Hudson street in ile manner herein and hereby authorised.

hge to be estimated.

CHAP. XXIX.

- AN ACT to divide the idwn of Portland, in the county of

Chaulauque.

Passed March 1, 1817. 1. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, repre Townof Rip. Jeg erected. sented in Senate and Assembly, That all that part of the town of

Portland, Jying west of the Chautauque creek, and of the town of Chautauqne, shall be, and the same is hereby erected into a separate lowii, by the name of Ripley, and that the first towo meeting be held

at the dwelling house of John Post. Portland to

II. And be it further enacted, That the remaining part of the remain, town of Portland be and remain a town, by the name of Portland

and that the first town meeting be held at the dwelling house of Martio Smith.

III. And be it further enacted, That as soon as may be after phong the Girst Tuesday of April next, the supervisors and overfeers o and poor to be divided. ihe poor of the towns of Portland and Ripley aforesaid shall, by

rotice to be given by the supervisors of the tops of Portland and

Poor money

Ripley aforesaid, for that purpose meet together and apportion the poor maintained previous to the division by said towo ; and also to divide all money which is or may be in the hands of the overseers of the poor, iu au equal madder; and if the supervisors and overseers of the poor cannot agree upon such division, then the supervisors of the county, at their next annual meeting, shall apportion the poor and money belongiog 10 the said town of Portland, between the said towns, and that each towo shall forever thereafter maintain their own poor.

CHAP. XXX.

AN ACT to amend an act, entitled "an act to vest cerlain poners in the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the village of Newtown.

Passed March 1, 1816. WHEREAS the boundary lines of the village of Newtown, in Prcanble. the couniy of Tioga, are inaccurately described in the act to whicle this is ao amendment : And whereas the time appointed for choosing trustees for the said village had elapsed, before the said freeholders ad inhabitants thereof could obtain a copy of the said act : Therefore, 1. BE il enacted by the people of the State of New York, reprc

Boundaries sented in Senate and Assembly, that the vorthern bounds of the Fillage of Newtown, in the county of Tioga, shall be as follows; begioning at the bridge across the Newtowo creek, near Carpenter's saw mill; thence runniog along the lane southwardly, to the north. bounds of Wisner's farm; thence aloog the north boundary line of said farm to the north-west corner of the same; thence due west to the east boundary lioe of Jobo Davis' farm. II. And be il further enacted. That the first meeting of the free

Ele:ion of holders and inhabitants of the said village of Newtown, for the choice trustees. of trustees, shall be on the first Tuesday of May next, to be notified and holden in the manner mentioned in the act to which this is an amendmeat.

CHAP. XXXI.'

AN ACT to carry into effect the sixth section of the act, enlitled

"an ac to appoint commissioners to lay out roads in the counties of Chenango ard Oncidı.

Passed March 1, 1810. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, repre. sented in Senate and Assembly, That the clerk of the towo of Westmoreland be, and he is hereby directed and required, to file a certified copy of the map now on record in his office, which was fled by the commissioners appointed in and by the sixth sectiou of the aci, entitled “an act to appoint commissioners to lay out roads in the counties of Oneida and Chenango," in the chice of the town

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