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to enable the president and directors to bed the center of the arch with stone, at least twelve feet wide, so as to secure a solid arch on which waggons can at all times conveniently pass ; any thing in the aforesaid act to the contrary notwithstanding.

CHAP. CI.
AN ACT to incorporate the Ithica and Hamburgh Turnpike Road

and Bridge Company.

Passed April 12, 1816. I. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, repre- David sented in Senale and Assembly, That David Woodcock, Luther Woodcock Gere, Jabez Ilowland, John Applegate, James Huland, Abner Tre- and others

incorporatmain, William Bailey, John White, Joseph Carson, Daniel M. Booth, ed. and all such other persons as shall associate for the purpose of making a good and sufficient turopike road, to begin on the Ithica and Geneva turnpike road, at a point due east trom the south-east corner of lot number fifty-six, and north-east corner of lot number filty.seyen, in the town of Ulysses, and to run from thence the most direct and eligible route to Tremain and Mear's mills, in the town of Hector; from thence the most direct and eligible route to Aliman and Booth's mills, in the said town of Hector ; from thence across the inlet of the Seneca lake, to intersect the Newtown and Seneca turnpike road, at or near the south-west corner of said lake, with the privilege of erecting a toll-bridge over the inlet of the Seneca lake, be and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by the name of « The President, Directors and Company of Ithica and Ham-Style. burgh Turnpike Road aod Bridge Company ;” and by that name they and their successors shall have perpetual succession, and shall be and are hereby made capable in law of sựiog and being sued, pleading and beiog impleaded, answering and being answered unto, in all courts and places whatsoever, and shall make and use a com- Common pion seal, and may alter the same at pleasure ; and they are hereby seal. made capable in law of purchasing and holding any estate, real or personal, for the benefit of said company, provided such real estate shall not exceed the amount of two thousand dollars.

II. And be it further enacted, That the stock of the said compa- Stock. ny hereby incorporated, shall consist of one thousand four hundred shares, of twenty five dollars each ; and that Luther Gere, John Ap- Commii. plegate, William Bailey and John White, be and they are hereby sioners to appointed commissioners to receive subscriptions for said stock, in receive subthe manner described in and by the act, entitled “ an act relative to sen turnpike companies,” passed March thirteenth, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said company hereby Rates of toll incorporated shall be entitled to exact and receive of and from every person travelling on or using said road, at the gates or turnpikes to be erected thereon, for any number of miles pot less than ten, the following sums of money, and so in proportion for a greater or less distance : For every cart, waggon or other wheeled carriage, drawa

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by two horses, mules or oxen, twelve and an half cents; for every additional horse, ox or mule, three cepts; for every coach, coachee, phaeton or curricle, with two horses, twenty-five cents; for every additional horse, three cents ; for every sulkey, chair, chaise or other one horse pleasure carriage, twelve and an half cents; every one horse waggon, six cents; for every horse rode, led or driven, four cents; for every sleigh or sled, drawn by two horses, mules or oxen, six cents, and for every other additional horse, mule or ox, two cents; for every sleigh or sled drawn by one horse, mule or ox, four cents ; for every score of horses, muies or cattle, twenty cents, and in like proportion for a greater or less number; for every score of sheep or

hogs, eight cents, and in like proportion for a greater or less Oumber. May erecta İy. And be it further enacted, That the company hereby in

e corporated, are hereby authorised to erect a toll bridge over the over the inlet of the inlet of the Seneca lake, with the privilege of exacting and receiving Seneca lake tolls, in every respect, and of the same amount as they are by this act

authorised to exact and receive for ten miles travel on the said turnpike road: Provided, That no gate or turnpike shall be erected or set up on said turnpike road, within a less distance than four miles of said bridge.

V. And be it further enacted, That the said bridge shall be built at least twenty feet in width, and be well covered with plaok, not less than two inchies thick ; the sides of said bridge to be secured with good and substantial railings.

VI. And be it further enacted, That the said bridge shall be so constructed, as not in any manner to obstruct the channel of the said

inlet, or prevent the free passage of rafts or boats. The provi

VII. And be it further craclell, That the corporation hereby soes of the created shall have and enjoy all the rights and privileges, powers general act and immune

et and immunities, which are given and granted in and by the aforesaid applicable.

act, entitled “ an act relalive to turnpike companies, and shall be subject to all the conditions, provisions, restrictions and regulations contained in the said act, except so far as is otherwise hereiu provided and evacted.

CHAX, CII.

AN ACT further to amend the act, entitled an act to incoporate

the Whitehall and Granville Turnpike Company," passed June 19th, 1812, and for other purposes.

Passed April 12, 1816. 1. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate ani Assembly, That the Whitehall and Granville turnpike company be, and they are hereby authorised to extend the said turopike road from the north extremity thereof, near Whitehall landing, in the county of Washington, to Vermont line, at or near Orms' bridge, so as to promote the convenience of the public and the

interest of the said company. Stock in... II. And be it further enacted, That the stock of said company creased 800 share.

is hereby increased eight hundred shares, of equal amount with shares in the act, entitled “ an act to incorporate the Whitehall and Granville turnpike company," passed June 19th, 1812.

III. And be it further cnacted, That the said company shall be entitled to exact and receive at the gate or turnpike to be erected on said road, the same sums of money from all persons travelling on or using the said extended road, as is given by the act hereby amended, and also by an act to amend an act, entitled “ an act to incorporate the Whitehall and Granville turnpike company,” and also the sum of six cents for every sleigh, sled or pung, using the said roads, in addition to the sum allowed by the act hereby amended.

IV. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be necessary to Roads not lay out or bed said roads more than twenty feet wide, nor shall it be to be bed

hded more necessary to form or lay out ditches on the sides of said roads, for the

than 20 feet use of sleighs, any thing in the act, entitled “ an act relative to turn- wide. pike cor:panies," or the acts hereby amended, to the contrary notwithstanding.

V. And be it further enacted, That the said conipany are hereby May erect. authorised to erect one gate or turnpike on said road, leadiog from a gate. Whitehall aforesaid, to the said line of Vermont, near Orms' bridge, and no more.

VI. And be it further enacted, That the time for completing the Time of Whitehall and Granville turnpike road, be and the same is hereby completing extended until the first day of Jaeuary, in the year of our Lord one road thousand eight hundred and twenty-five; and that all the powers, rights and privileges beretofore granted to the president, directors and company of the Whitehall and Granville turnpike road be and the same are hereby confirmed.

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CHAP. CIII.

AN ACT to enable the Trustees of the Presbyterian Congregation

of Freehold, in the town of Charlton, to sell certain lands therein mentioned.

Passed April 12, 1816. WHEREAS the trustees of the presbyterian congregation of Freehold, in the town of Charlton, in the county of Saratoga, have petitioned that they may be authorised to sell their parsonage lot, containing one hundred acres of land, in said town, and thereby render the funds of said congregation more productive; Therefore,

BE it enacted by the people of the State of New-York, represented in Senale and Assembly, Ibat it shall and may be lawful for the trustees, or their successors, and they are hereby authorised, to sell and convey their said parsonage lot and premises, when and in such manner as they, or a majority, of them shall deem most conducive to the interest of the said congregation; and that the said trustees shall place the proceeds arising from the sale of the said lot and premises, at interest, secured by bond and by mortgage or mortgages, on adequate real estate, or to vest the same in public or other productive stock, yielding a regular income, for the benefit of the said congregation,

CHAP. civ.
AN ACT granling privileges to the Firemen of the city of Neroi

York.

Passed April 12, 1816. Piremen er. Í. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, repreempted af- sented in Senale and Assembly, That every person who on the first ter a certain i

” day of May next shall have been a fireman of the city of New York, or

during twenty years, and who shall serve as such one year thereafter ; and that every person who on the first day of May next shall have been such fireman, during fifteen years, and who shall serve as such three years thereafter; and that every persou who on the first day of May next shall have been such fireman twelve years, and who shall serve as such four years thereafter; and every person who on the first day of May next shall have been such fireman ten years, and who shall serve as such five years thereafter; and every person who on the first day of May next shall have been such firemad eight years, and who shall serve as such six years thereafter; and every person who on the first day of May next shall have been such fireman six years, and who shall serve as such seven years thereafter; and every person who on the first day of May next shall have been such fireman four years, and shall serve as such eight years thereafter; and every person who on the first day of May next shall have been such fireman two years, and shall serve as such nine years thereafter; and every person who may become a fireman after the first day of May, and shall serve as such ten years thereafter, shall be forever after such services exempted from serving as a juror, in any of the courts of this state, and from all militia duty, except in case where the militia

are ordered into actual service. Certificates II. And be it further enacted, That certificates of the time that to be signed

such persons as aforesaid have served as firemen, signed by the of the com- clerk of the common council of the said city, and by the chief engin. mon council eer, shall be sufficient evidence thereof. and chief

. III. And he it further enacted, That the fire department of the engineer.

city of New-York, and their successors, shall continue to be a body Fire depart- corporate and politic, in fact and io name, until the first day of May, ment con- in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, tinued as a body corpo. Will

rpo. with all the rights, powers and privileges, and subject to all the prorate. visions, restrictions, limitations and conditions mentioned and con

tained in the act, entitled “ an act to incorporate the firemen of the city of New York.”

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CHAP. CV.

AN ACT further to amend the act, entitled an act to incorporate the Croton Turnpike Company.

Passed April 12, 1816. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, repregate to be sented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful erected.

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for the president and directors of the Croton turnpike company, to erect across and upon the Croton turnpike road, between the houses of Samuel Wilson and Darius Crosby, in the town of Somers, ove gate or turnpike, and to receive at the said gate the following toll, to wit: For every waggon or stage, drawn by two horses, mules or Rates ol toll oxen, six cents, and two ceuts for every additional horse, mule or ox; for every one horse cart or waggon, three cents; for every coach, coachee, phaeton or curricle, drawn by two herses, twelve a d an half cents, and for every additional horse, two cents; for every sulkey, chair, chaise or other one horse carriage, six cents; for every cart, drawo by two oxen, four cents ; for every additional yoke of oxen, two cents; for every horse and rider or led horse, two cents ; for every sleighi, or sled, drawn by two horses, mules or oxen, three cents; for every additioual horse, mule or ox, one cent: for every score of cattle, horses or mules, ten cents, and so iu proportion for a greater or less number; for every score of sheep or hogs, four cents, and in that proportion for a greater or less number; and also to erect one gate on and across the said road, in the town of Southeast, in the county of Putnam, and to receive at the said gate the following tolls: For every waggon or stage, drawn by two oxei), borses or mulis, eight cents; and three cents for every additional horse, mule or ox; for every one horse cart or waggon, five cents; for every coach, coachee, phaeton or curticle, drawo by two horses, eighteen cents, and for each additional horse, three cents; for every sulkey, chair, chaise or other one horse carriage, eight cents; for every cart drawu by two oxeu, six cents, and for every additional yoke of oxen, lour cents; for every horse and rider or led horse, three cents; for every sleigh or sled, drawn by two horses, mules or oxen five cents; for every additional horse, mule or ox, two cents; for every score of cattle, horses or mules, fifteen cents, and in that proportion for a greater or less number; for every score of sheep or hogs, six cents, and in that proportion for a greater or less number.

II. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful Certain ter for each and every person residing upon the said turnpike road, in sons given any town intersected by such turopike road, and liable to be assess the choice of

working on ed to work upon highways in such town, to elect to work either up- the turbike on the said turnpike road, or upon the roads and highways in such towo, upon which they are now liable to be assessed to work, and to potify such election to the commissioners of highways, in such town, eight days before their annual meeting for assessing the inbabitants of such town to work upon highways; and in every case io which any

? When such person or persous residing upon such turnpike road, shall elect to

it to choice is work upon such road, it shall be the duty of the commissioners of made to be highways to assess them accordingly, in like manner as the other in- assessed. habitauts, and to deliver, upon request, such assessment, in writiog, to the president and directors of the said company; and it shall and may be lawful for the said president and directors, from time to time, and as often as they may deen becessary, at convenient and proper seasons, to waro all such persons so electing and residing on the said road to come and work out, on the said road, their highway assessment; Provided nevertheless, That whenever the said stockholders shall be able to make any dividend upou their said stock, the inhabitauts residing op said road shall again perform the labor which they

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