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corruptiog their morals, it shall be lawful for said attorney, and a majority of said superintendants, by warrant under their bands and seals, to remove such inhabitants from off said lands.

CHAP. XL.
AN ACT to amend the act, entitled an act authorising commis-

sioners to lay out and establish a state road from Van Orman's,
in the town of Canandaigua, to Lake Erie in the county of Nia-
gara," passed April 14, 1815.

Passed March 22, 1816. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem'ly, That so much of said act as goes

to appoint James Ganson, Joseph M'Clure and Ira Selby, comisers appoint sioners to lay out said road, be and the same is hereby repealed;

and that Lemuel Foster, of the county of Genesee, Salmon King, of the county of Genesee, and James Crook, of the county of Niagara, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners in their stead ; and they, or any two of them, are hereby authorised and empowered, after taking and subscribing the vecessary oaths of office, to do and perform all the daties enjoioed on the said commissioners by the said act, and shall be entitled to the same compensation for their ser vices.

Comroission

CHAP. XLI.
AN ACT for the relief of Benjamin Ford.

Passed March 22, 1816.
1 BE it enacted by the people of the State of Nen-York, repre-

sented in Senate and Assembly, That the said Benjamin Ford be and he is hereby released and discharged from the obligation and condition of the bonds executed by him to the people of this state, to secure the purchase money remaioing due on lands purchased by him from the state, at auction, in the month of December, one thousand eight hundred and five; situate in township number eleven, old military tract, in the county of Essex; and that the lands for which the said several bonds were given, to secure the purchase money remaioing due thereon, shall be alone holden for the paymeut of the said bonds.

CHAP. XLII. AN ACT relative to the courts of commm plcas and general ses. sions of the peace for the county of Jefferson.

Passed March 22, 1816. BE it enacted by the people of the State of Mew-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, Thai there shall be one additional term of che courts of common pleas and general sessious of the peace, in and for the county of Jeffersoo; and that iustead of the present terms of bolding said courts respectively, they shall hereafter be held at the times foll ging, to wit: on the last Monday of December, the second Mooday of March and the first Mondays of July and October, in each year; and that such courts may respectively be held and contidued until Saturday of die week succeeding the day on which said terms shall commence as aforesaid inclusive, not to take effect until after the next March term of the said courts.

CHAP. XLIII.

AN ACT to incorporate the Greenbush and Nassau turnpike road

company.

Passed March 22, 1816. I. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, repreetnled in Sendte and Asseroly, That Alexander Cummings, George Wheeler, Matthias Birdsall, Daniel Bristol, Ephraim De Witt, Sol. smos Cane and William Aikiu, and all such other persons as sball associate for the purpose of making a good and sufficient turnpike road, to begin at the Hudson river, in the village of Grecobush, therce in the most direct route, as land and circumstances will admit, to the south end of Martin's Lake; thence to istersect the eastern uqjoa tropike road, bear Asa Upbam's, in the town of Nassau, in the county of Rensselaer, and their successors and assigas, be and they are bereby created, ordaioed, constituted and appointed a body corporate and politic, in fact and io game, by the name of “ The Greenbush and Nassau Turnpike Road Company ;” and by that name ther and their successors shall and may have continual succession, and shall be capable in law of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unio, defending and being deledded, in all courts and places whatsoever, in all manoer of actions and complaints, matters and causes whatsoever; and by the same name and style, shall be ip law capable of purchasing, holdiog, and conveying any estate, real or 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 such only as shall be pecessary to full the end and intent of the said. corporation.

II. And be it further enacted, That the stock of the said compaDy tereby iecorporated, shall consist of eight hundred shares, of twenty-five dollars each; and that Alexander Cumminge, Daniel Bristol, George Wheeler, junior, Matthias Birdsall and William Ai. kia, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to receive subseriptions for the said stock, in the mapper directed in and by the act entitled "an act concerning turupike roads," passed the tenth day of April, oue thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said company hereby incorporated, shall not be entitled to erect and maintain more than two des or turnpikes on the said road, which shall not be less than six iles apart, and shall be entitled to exact and receive, at each of the

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said road, the following rates of toll, and so in proportion for a less distance, from all persons travelling and using the said road, that is to say, for every waggop with two horses, twelve and an half cerits, and for every additional horse used in such waggon, three cents; for ev. ery one horse cart, six cents, and for every additional horse, three cents; for every coach, four wheeled pleasure carriage, or pleasure Waggon drawn by two horses, twenty-five cents, and for every addi. tional horse six cents; for every chair or pleasure carriage, with one horse, twelve and an half cents, and for every additional horse six cents; for every cart drawn by two oxen, eight cens, and for every additional yoke three cents; for every saddle or led horse, four cents; for every sled travelling said road from the fifteenth day of December until the fifteenth day of March, in each year, oue half of the above tolls demander for carriages, for the transportation of burthens; for every score of cattle, six cents; for every score of sleep or hogs, three cents; and so in proportion for any greater or less number of cattle, sheep or hogs.

IV. And be it furiher enacted, That the said company hereby locorporated, shall have and enjoy all the rights, privileges, powers and immunities, which are giveu and granted, in and by the afore. said act, entitled “ an act concerning turnpike roads,” and shall be subject to all the conditions, provisions, restrictions and regulations cootained in the said act; Provided, That the said company shall be allowed five years, from the passing of this act, for completing the said road, any thing in the aforesaid general act to the contrary notwithstanding; And provided further, That the chord of the arch of the road hereby authorised to be made, shall not be less than twenty-eight feet.

V. And he it further enacted, That Archibald M’Intyre, William M'Gow), Josiah Sherman, or any two of ihem, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out and establish the said road.

CHAP. XLIV.

AN ACT to econerate the Rector, Wardens and Vestrymen of St.

John's Church, in Johnstown, from the payment of Quit-Rents on lands thercin described.

Passed March 22, 1816. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the farm or land in the town of Florida, in the county of Montgomery, commonly called the Fort Liupter farm, belonging to and in possession of the rector, wardens and vestrymen of St. Joho's church, in Johnstown, be and the same is hereby discharged and exonerated from the payment of any quit: rent due, or to become due on the same.

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.: CIIAP. XLV. AN ACT concerning the maintenance of certain persons, formerly

- slaves.

Passed March 22,1816. L BE it enacted by the people of the State of Non-York, represented ir Smale and Assembly, That all persons heretofore manunsisted by Mis state, and formerly the slaves of persons whose estates have been forfeited, and who were slaves at the time of such forfeiture, and who Persone who deo and since have resided, and still reside in this state, and are now able to support themselves, shall be maintained as paupers by the whose estates

were foriuit. operseers of the poor of the ciły or town in which they shall reside, ed, to be subat the expeose of this state, and the accounts of the said overseers foi ported by the such expeuse, being certified and approved by the mayor of such the town in city, or by the supervisor and justices of the peace of said town, or res a majority of them, shall be paid by the treasurer of this state, on the warrant of the comptroller, in favor of such overseers.

II. And be it further enacted, That the comptroller audit the ac- Comptroller counts of the overseers of the poor of the town of Yookers, for the to pay the support, up to the time of the passing of this act, of two persons, for the town of merly slaves of Frederick Philipse, esquire, whose estate was con- the support

Yonkers for fiscaied; Provided, The same accounts be certified and approved of the alaves in the manger directed by the preceding section; and that the sanie be paid by the treasurer, nothwitbstanding the amount of such accounts shall exceed the rate of three collars per month for each persop: Provided also, That said persons shall not have gained a legal Krovided..

bid persons shall not have rained a local Provided setilement in said town 'subsequent to the attainder of the said ilement has Frederick Philipse, in pursuance of the act, entitled " an act for the buen: relief and settlement of the poor," passed April 8th, 1813, which fact tainder. shall be certified to the comptroller by a majority of the justices of any adjoining town.

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CHAP. XLVI.
AN ACT for the relief of the actual settlers of lands on tke Onei-

da Reservation.

Passed March 22, 1816. BE it enacted by the people of the Stale of New York, represted in Senate and Assembly, That all the provisions of the act, crifilled "an act for the relief of the actual settlers on the porth west part of the Opeida reservatiop, of the towo of Sullivan, in the county of Madison," passed April 1811, 1815, relative to the Lands for the perchase mogies, of the lots therein mentioned, shall be and the same are extended to the bonds given on lois number one, located to John Woollaver: lot pumber twe, located to Johu Schuyler; lot vumber ix, located to Sylvanus Seeber; and lot number seven, located to William Seeber, on the north side of the two mile strip of the Oneida rsertation; and lot pumber one, located to Joho V: Eps Wimple, west of the said two mile strip, in the same manner and with the like do as if the lots above mentioned had been particularly mentioned and begibed in the said act, and subject to the provisos contained bereip.

CHAP. XLVII.

AN ACT for equalizing the valuations of real estate in the county

of Ulster, among the several towns in said county, and for other purposes.

Passed March 22, 1816. WHEREAS by the third section of the act, entitled “ an act for Preambler the assessment and collection of taxes," passed April 5th, 1813,” it

is directed that the first valuations of real estates to be made in pursuance of the said act, should not be thereafter varied, except in the cases therein mentioned: And whercas, upon the representation of the supervisors of the county of Ulster, it appears the equalization of such valuations ainoog the several towns of the said colluty, has not been correctly made under the said act, and that the laws passed the last session of the legislature, authorising a new equalization, has not been carried into effect, by reason of its not having been published io time to carry the same into effect.

I. BE it therefore enacted by the people of the State of NewA new e. York, represented in Senale and Assembly, That the supervisors of qualization. The said county be and hereby are authorised and required to make to take place a new equalization of real estates in said county, under the provis

ions of the fourth section of the before recited act, from the assessments made and returned under the said act, and that such equalization so to be made by them, shall thereafter be the true aggregale of

real estates, among the several towos in the said county : Preamble.

And whereas, the said supervisors, in their said petition, have surther represented to the Legislature, that they have become the purchasers of certain real estate, bound by a judgment and execution of the people of this state, against Joseph Gasherie, late a loan officer of the said county, recovered for certain defalcations in his said office of loan officer, solely to prevent a sacrifice and loss to the said coulvy, by a sale of the property so bound for less than its value; and that for this purpose it is desirable that the said supervisors and their successors in office, should be euabled to take and hold aod let the said real estate, iu trust for the people of this state, until an advantageous sale may be made thereof; and also to become the purchasers, and to hold aud let, sell and convey such other real estate, bound by the said judgment, as still remaios unsold:

II. Be it therefore further enacted, That for the purposes aforeSupervisors said solely, the supervisors of the said county, for the time being, of the county and their successors in office, be and hereby are created a body corporated. politic and corporate, by the name of “ The Supervisors of the coun

ty of Ulster,” and by that pame they and their successors shall and may have continual succession, aod be capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered upto, defending and being defendrd, in all curts and places whatsoever, in all actions and complaints, matters and causes, touching this incorporation; and by the same name and style, shall be in law ca. pable of purchasing, holding, letting and conveying all such real es. tate as hath been purchased, and is now held by them, or any of them, by virtue of such judgment and execution as aforesaid, or which the said supervisors or their successors in office, may thick it

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