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CHAP. III.

AN ACT to alter the name of the town of Schlosser, in the county

of Niagara.

Passed February 14, 1816. 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, the town of Schlosser shall be known and distinguished by the name of the town of Niagara.

CHAP. IV.

AN ACT to divide the town of Attica, in the county of Genesce.

Passed February 14, 1816. Town of

I. BE i enacted by the poople of the State of New York, repreOrangeville sented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the passing of

this act, all that part of the town of Attica known as towoships numbers eight and nine, shall be and the same is hereby erected into a separate towo, by the name of Orangeville; and that the first town meeting shall be held at the school house, near the dwelling house of

John Grover. Anties. II. And be it further enacted, That all the remaining part of the

said town of Attica shall be and remaio a separate town, by the name of Attica; and that the first town meeting shall be held at the place

at which the last town meeting of the town of Attica was adjourned. Poor money and poor

III. And be it further enacted, That as soon as may be after the dirideu. first Tuesday of April next, the supervisors and overseers of the poor

of the towns of Attica and Orangeville aforesaid, shall, by notice to be given by the supervisors of Attica and Orangeville aforesaid, for that purpose, meet together and apportion the poor maintained by said town previous to the division, and also to divide all money which is or may be in the hands of the overseers of the poor, in an equitable manner; and if the supervisors and overseers cannot agree upon such division, then the supervisors of the county, at their vext annual meeting, shall apportion the poor and money, belonging to the said town of Attica, between the said towns, and that each towu shall forever thereafter maiotain its own poor.

CHAP. V.

AN ACT to amend the act, entilledan act to incorporate the Saint
Andren's Society of the city of Schenectady.

Passed February 14, 1816. WHEREAS a number of Scatchmen and their descendants, in the city of Schenectady, have associated together for benevolent and charitable purposes, and whose incorporation, by virtue of the abovementioned act, passed on the seventeenth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and seven, to continue in force for the term of ten years; and they having found the beneficial effects of the said society, in aiding their indigent countrymen, have prayed for an extension of their said charter. Therefore,

BE it enacted by the people of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the act to incorporate “ The Saint Andrew's Society in the city of Schenectady," passed March the twenty-seventh, in the year one thousand eight huudred and seven, be and remain in full force and effect until the first day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.

CIIAP. VI.

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AN ACT concerning lhe Reformed Protestant Dutch Churches in

the city of Albany.

Passed February 14, 1816. WHEREAS the congregation of the Reformed Protestant Dutch

Preamble. Church in the city of Albany has been divided into two cougregations, and the minister, elders and deacous of one of the said congregations have become incorporated under the existing law relative to the incorporation of religious societies, by the name and style of the Second Refurmed Prolestant Dutch Church in the city of Albany: And whereas the said minis!er, elders and deacons of the last mentioned congregation, are desirous to oblaio all the rights and privileges which are granted by charter, to the mivister, ellers and deacons of the said Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in the city of Albany. Therefore, I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented the second

church incorin Senate and Assembly, That the said minister, elders and deacons

porated. of the aforesaid second congregation and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby declared a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of “The Minister, Elders and Deacons of the Second Protestant Reformed Dutch Church in the city of Albany," and that they and their successors, by that name and in their corporate capacity, shall have and enjoy the like powers, rights and privileges, and be subject to the like responsibilities, regulatious, restrictions, limitations and goveroment, as are granted by and expressed in the original charter to the said minister, elders and dcacobs of the reformed protestant Dutch Church in the city of Albany, and the several acts of the Legislature confirming or amending the sanie.

II. And be it further enacled and declared, That all bona fide Former acts contracts and conveyances heretofore made by, to and with the said confirmed. minister, elders and deacons of the said second reformed protestant Dutch Church, iu their said corporate name, shall be binding upon the parties, and previous thereto, io like majaer as if the same had been made subsequent to the passing of this act; and that the division made between them and the said minister, elders and deacons of the said reformed protestant Dutch Church, of real and personal estate, be and the same is hereby ratified and confirmed.

Elders and
Deacons.

III. And be it further enacted, That each of the aforesaid churches shall have four elders and four deacons, to be elected at the times and in the manner prescribed by the aforesaid charter.

CHAP. VII.

Gaines

AN ACT to divide the town of Ridgenay, in thic couniy of Genesce.

Passed February 14, 1816. Town of I. BE it enacied by the people of the Sinte of Nen-York, repre

srnitd in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the passing oi erected.

this act, all that part of the town of Ridgeway, lying east of the divisioa line beiwi en the second and third ranges of townships, as surveyed for the liollaod land company, shall be, and the same is hereby erecied into a separate town, by the name of Gaines; and that the first towo nieciios shall be held at the dwelling house of

Oliver Booth, in said town. Ridgeway.

II. And be it further enacle, Tha: the remaining part of the town of Ridgeway shall he and remain a separate town, by the name of Ridgeway ; and at the next town meeting shall be held at the

dwelling house of Eli Moore, iu scilica. Poor money

III. And be it further enaciod, That as 6000 as may be, after the be divided. first Tuesday of April next, the supervisors and overseers of the

poor of the towns of Ridgeway and Gaines aforesaid shall, by notice to be given by the supervisors of the towns of Ridgeway and Gaines aforesaid, for that purpose, meet together, and apportion the poor maintained by taid town previous to the division, and also to divide all money which is or may be in the hands of the overseers of the poor, in an equitable manner; and if the supervisors and overseers of the poor canuoi agree upon such division, then the supervisors of the county, at their next annual mecting, shall apportion the poor and money belonging to the said town of Ridgeway, between the said towns, and thai cach town shall whereafier support its own poor.

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CITAP. VI.

Prearobic.

AN ACT to confirm the sale of certain common lands maxle by the
Truls of the ritlage of Lasinglargh.

Passed February 14, 1816. WIIEREAS it appears from the position of the trustees of the village of Lansinghugh, that Jacob A. Lansing, deceased, Levinus Lansing and Cornelius Lansing, have formerly conveyed to the trusices of the said village and their successors in office, certain common lands. aijacent to said vilare, in trust for the use of the freeholders and inliabiiants the cof. And whırcas it also appears, that in consequence of the said lards being u productive to the said freeholders and inhabitanis savinir present state, and we difficn'iy of makies then productive, hercar.er, under the tenure by which they are holden: the said frecholders and it habitants, at a regular meeting

Convened for the purpose, unanimously recommended to the said
trustees, to sell and reconvey the said lands to the said Levious
Lansing and Cornelius Lansing, and to Derick Lane, Abraham C.
Lansing, James Van Schoonhoven and William I. Lansing, heirs and
representatives of the said Jacob A. Lansing, deceased, for a valuable
consideration, by them offered for the same. And whereas, in pur-
suance of said recommendation, the trustees have made and executed
a reconveyance of the said lands to the persons above mentioned, and
have petitioned the Legislature to coufirm the same. Therefore,

1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of New-York, repre. Sale of the
sented in Senate and Assembly, That the said conveyance made by lands con-
the trustees as aforesaid, for themselves and their successors in office, fixmed.
of all their right, title and interest in and to the said common lands,
unto the said Levious Lansing, Cornelius Lansing, Derick Lanc,
Abraham C. Lapsing, James Van Schoonhoven and William I. Lan-
sing, be and the sanie is hereby declared to be established and con-
firmed; and that upon the delivery of the said reconveyance, so made
and executed, the fee of the said common lands shall be absolutely
vested in the said Levinus Larsing, Cornelius Lansing, Derick Lauc,
Abraham C. Lansing, James Van Schoonhoven and William I. Lau.
sing, their heirs and assigns forever, as tevants in common, any thics
in the conveyances originally made to the said trustces, and their suc-
cessors iu office, to the contrary potwithstardivg.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall have power, and are hereby authorised to collect and receive the consid- how to eration money agreed to be paid for the said common lands, and that disposed of. the same shall forever remain a fund for the benefit of the freeloklers and inhabitants of the said village ; and that it shall be the duty of the said trustees, and of their successors in office, to place aud continue the said money at interest, either by vesting it io some productive public or bank steck, or by loaning it to individuals, sufficiently secured by mortgage on real property; and that the interest thereof oply, shall be collected and applied by the said trustees and their successors in office, for such purposes and in such manner, as they or a majority of them shall judge proper and most advantageous to the inhabitants of said village.

Considerntion money,

CHAP. IX.

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AN ACT for the relief of Sarah Trumlul, the wife of John

Trumbull.

Passed February 14, 1816. BE it enacted by the people of the Stale of New-York, represented in Scnate and Assemlly, That Sarah Trumbull, the wise of John Trumbull, late of the state of Connecticut, now of the city of New-York, be, and she is hereby vested with the same riglits in every respect, as to real estate already acquired, or hereafter to be acquired by the said John Trumbull, her husband, in this stale, wherewith she would be vested by law if she were a native citizen of this state, the alicnage of the said Sarah Trumbull to the contrary thereof io apy wise notwithstanding.

CHAP. X.

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AN ACT to divide the town of Chautauque, in the county of

Chautauque.

Passed February 14, 1816.
Town of I. BE il enacted by the people of the State of New York, repre-
Harmony
orected.

senteil in Scrate and Assembly, That all that part of the town of
Chautauque, bounded as follows beginning at the south-west corner
of the town of Ellicott, on the state line, thence runniog north on the
West line of the town of Ellicott, until it strikes the Chautauque lake;
thence bounded by said lake, running north and Dorth-west until it
intersects the line between second and third townships ; thence bound-
ed on the north by said line, running west, until it intersects the line
between the thirteenth and fourteenth ranges of townships; thence
bounded on the west by said line, rupniog south until it intersects the
state line; thence bounded on the south by the state line, to the
place of beginning--shall be and is hereby erected into a separate
town, by the name of Harmony; and the first town meeting shall be
held at the house of Fletcher and Drury, on the first Tuesday of

April next. Poor money II. And be it further enacted, That as soon as may be, after the be divided. first Tuesday of April next, the supervisors and overseers of the poor

of the towns of Harmony and Chautauque shall, by notice to be given for that purpose, by the supervisors of the towns of Harmony and Chautauque, meet together, and apportion the poor maintained by the said town previous to the division, and also to divide all money which is or may be in the hands of the overseers of the poor, in an equitable mapuer; and if the supervisors and overseers of the poor cannot agree upon such division, then the supervisors of the county, at their next meeting, shall apportieu the poor and money belongiog to the said town of Chautauque, between the said towns, and that

each town shall forever thereafter maintain its own poor. Town II. And be it further enacted, That the appual town meetings in meetings.

the towns of Harmony and Chautauque, shall hereafter be on the first Tuesday in April in each year.

CHAP. XI.

AN ACT to amend the act, entitled an act to incorporate the

National Insurance Company in the city of New-York,passed
April 14, 1815.

Passed February 14, 1816. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represcnted in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be lawful for the president and directors of the said company, to regulate the amount and terms of payment for the stock subscribed, or to be subscribed, and the investment thereof. Provided, that the same be not inconsistent with the provisions of the eleventh section of the act hereby amcoded, any thing in the said act to the contrary notwithstanding

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