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may be assessed on the respective public highways, in the same mauner as if this act had not been passed.

CHAP. CVI.
AN ACT to incorporate the village of Hamilton, in the county

of Madison.

Passed April 12, 1816. I. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New-York, ripresented in Senate anil Assembly, That the district of territory comprehended within the bounds of lots oumber one, two, nineteen and twenty, in the town of Hamilton, in the county of Madison,

shall hereafter be known by ihe name of “the village of Hamilton," Hamilton and that the inhabitants and freeholders residing within said village,

qualified to vote at town-meetings, may meet on the second Tuesday in May dext, at sume proper place in said village, to be notified at least one week previous thereto, by any justice of the peace residing

in said village, and then and there proceed to elect five freeholders To elect

of said village to be trustees thereof : and that the said justice shall 5 trustees.

preside at such meeting, and declare the several persons having a majority of votes as duly chosen as trustees ; and on every second

Tuesday of May thereafter, there shall in like manner be a new

election of trustees of said village, and the trustees for the time Giving notice of such being shall preside at such election, and shall in like manner give election. notice of the time and place of holding the same.

II. And be it further enacted, That the freeholders and inhabitants Body politic aforesaid are hereby constituted and declared to be a body politic &corporate; and corporate, by the name of “The Trustees of the village of

Hamilton," and by that name they and their successors may have perpetual succession, and be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, aod of defeading and being defended, in all courts of justice and in all actions and causes whatsoever ; and may have a common seal, and may alter the same at pleasure; and shall be in law capable of holding, purchasing and conveying any estate, real and personal, for the public use of said village, and of erecting public buildings, and of making any other pecessary improvemeuts;

which money so to be raised, shall be assessed upon the freeholders Assessments and inhabitants of said village, in proportion to :he relative value of

their property therein, to be assessed by three judicious assessors to portioned.

be chosen from amongst the freeholders in said village, at their annual meetings, and collected by a collector to be appointed by the trustees aforesaid for the time being, by virtue of a warrant for that purpose, signed by the trustees or a majority of them, and when so collected, shall be paid over to the treasurer, to the use of the corporation,

and drawn out of the treasury by the trustees, and applied to the Treasurer

purposes for which it shall be raised, which said treasurer shall be appointed by the trustees, and for whose respousibility the said

trustees shall be liable : Provided nevertheless, that no tax shall be Proviso.

levied or monies assessed, raised or collected for the purposes aforesaid, por any purchases of sale of any real estate be made, por aty public buildings erected or disposed of without the consent of the

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freeholders and inhabitants aforesaid, or a major part of them, who shall attend at a public meeting duly notified by the trustees of said village, or a justice of the peace as aforesaid. And provided further, that every assessment made for the raising, levelling, paving or repairing any streets, alleys or highways, shall be assessed on and collected from the lots and ground next adjacent to such street, alley or highway, in proportion to their relative value and advantages to be derived from such improvement.

III. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said trustees, or a majority of them, and their successors, to make Trusteeesto and publish such prudential rules and regulations as they from time make reguto time shall deem meet, relative to the draining, filling up, paving of a side walks, keeping in order and improving the streets, alleys and highways; relative to the public markets; relative to all necessary means for preventing and extinguishing fires; relative to slaughter houses and nuisances; relative to any thing whatsoever, that may tend to the police and good government and order of the said village, which may not be inconsistent with the constitution or laws of this state or of the United States : and may make and provide such reasonable fines against the breach of such laws, as they may think proper, not ex. ceeding twenty-five dollars for any one offence, to be prosecuted and recovered by the trustees, in their own name, before any justice of the peace in the county of Madison, and paid over to the treasurer, for the use of the said freeholders and inhabitants as aforesaid.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the freeholders and inhabitants aforesaid may, on the second Tuesday of May next, and Clerk, when at every annual meeting thereafter, elect as aforesaid, a fit person, to beelected resident io said village, to be a common clerk, whose duty it shall be

his duty to record all rules and regulations made by the said freeholders and inhabitants, at their meetings aforesaid, in a book to be by him pro. vided for that purpose; and also to do all things that the said trustees or a majority of them shall direct, under and by virtue of the powers vested in them by this act.

V. And be it further enacted, That the trustees, assessors, and clerk so to be chosen as aforesaid, and the collector so to be by the trustees appointed as aforesaid, shall, within ten days after each election and appointment, and before they enter upon the execution of the trust so to be vested in them by virtue of their respective offices, o

icers to severally take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, before a justice take an oatke of the peace in the said village or county, for the faithful performance and execution of the trust or office to which they may be severally chosen, elected or appointed.

VI. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall keep a just and accurate account of their necessary expenses and disbursements, and of all monjes received and paid by them during their continuauce in office, and shall at every annual meeting, either in person or by their treasurer, prepare and state the account of the Accounts to current year, and if a balance shall remain in their hands, or the beren hands of their treasurer, pay the same over to their successors in office, or such person as shall be by their successors appointed as treasurer : And it shall be lawful for the trustees of said village for

age to be compenthe time being, to pay the assessors and collector such suitable com.sated.

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pensation for their services, as they may deem proper by a by-law of the corporation.

VII. And be it further enacted, That this acl is hereby declared to be a public act, and that the same be construed in all courts favor. ably and benignly for every beneficial purpose berein contained.

CHAP. CVII.

AN ACT to amend the act, entitled an act to incoroporate the Schoharic and Cobleskill Bridge Company."

Passed April 12, 1816. WHEREAS it is represented, that the bridge erected by the said company over the Schoharie creek, is in a state of rapid decay, Losomuch that it is dangerous and unsafe to pass over it; that the unexpired term of the said act of incorporation, will not justify the petititioners to repair and rebuild the said bridge, as it would be attended with a sacrifice of property, unless there is an extension of the charter of the said company : In remedy whereof,

I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the term of twenty five years mentioned in the first enacting clause of the act hereby amended, shall be, and the same is hereby continued aod extended, until the twenty-eighth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fortyone, any thing in the said clause hereby amended to the contrary notwithstanding.

And wherea; doubts are entertained as to the true construction of the provio of the nioth section of the act hereby amended: Therefore,

II. Be it further enacted That from and after the passage of this act, all persons going and returning to and from their farms; and all persons going to, or returving from public worship; persons going and returning to and from military parade for improvement or inspection; all persons drawing fire wood for their own family's use, from farms belonging to them, lying and being on the west side of Schoharie creek; all persons going and returniog to and from a grist mill, for the purpose of grinding for their own family's use, shall pass and rapass the said bridge without paying toll ; and also, all persons drawing fire wood for sale, shall pass the said bridge by paying balf the rate of toll men'ioned in the pioth section of the act hereby amended, any thing therein to the contrary notwithstanding.

III. And be it further enacied, That the proviso of the nioth section of the act hereby amended is repealed.

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CHAP. CVIII.

AN ACT to amend the act, entitled " an acl to authorise Jama

Le Ray De Chaumont. to make a Turnpike road in the county of Jefferson," passed March 31st, 1815.

Passed April 12, 1816. WHEREAS James Le Ray De Chaumont hath represented to the Legislature, that he is desirous of extending the turupike road,

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mentioned in the act hereby amended, from Perch river, at or near where the state road crosses the same, to the village of Brownville, in the county of Jefferson.

I. 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 James Le Ray De Chaumont, bis heirs, executors, admioistrators and assigns, and he and they are hereby, au horised to extend the turopike road mentioned in the act hereby amended, on the most direct and eligible route froni Perch river, at or dear where the state road crosses the same to the village of Brownville, in the county of Jefferson; and that Elisha Camp, Musgrove Evans and Robert M'Dowell

, or any two of them, be and h-reby are appointed commissioners to survey and lay out the road in ihis act authorised to be made, according to the best of their judgment and understar.ding, without lavor or partiality, in such manner that the object of the said James Le Ray De Chaumont, hi, heirs, executors, administrators er assigns, and the general interest of the public shall be in the best manner effected; accurate maps of which survey shall be deposi'ed and fled by the said commissioners in the office of the clerk of the county of Jefferson.

II. And be it firther enacted, that the said James Le Ray De
Chaumont, bis heirs, executors, administrators and assiguis, shall

, as to the turnpike road in this act authorised to be made, lave and enjoy all the rights

, privileges, powers and immunities, which are given and granted in the act herein amended, and shall be subject to all the conditions, provisions, restrictions and regulations contaiped

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CHAP. CIX.

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AN ACT to revive and amend an art, entitled " an act to incor, porate the Cortland and Seneca Turnpike Company."

Passed, April 12, 1816. 1. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Serate and Assembly, That the act, entitled “an act to incorporate the Cortland and Seneca turnpike company,” passed the 12th of June, 1812, be, and the same is hereby revived, from and after the passing of this act, with the same force and effect as if the said act of incorporation was dow past.

II. And be it further enacted, That as soon as two hundred shares, instead of five hundred sbares required by the before mentioned act

, of the stock of said company shall be subscribed, the subscribers shall proceed to choose their directors, to manage the concerns of said company agreeable to the said act, relative to turnpike com. panies,

CHAP. CX.

AN ACT for the relief of John Jay and Peter Jay Munro.

: Passed April 12, 1816. WHEREAS John Jay and Peter Jay Mubro have represented to the Legislature, that previous to the last May term of the supreme court, they were respectively seised in fee as tepants in common of one undivided fourth part of the thirteenth township of Scriba's patent, being part of the town of Constantia, in the county of Oneida, apd that the remainder of the said township was owned by persons to them unkowd; that in the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, they instituted in the said court a suit at law, for the partition of the said township; that commissioners were appointed by the said court to make partition thereof, who divided the same into lots, and allotted a part thereof to the said John Jay, a part thereof to the said Peter Jay Munro, and a part thereof to the said unknown owners; that the said partition was confirmed by the judgment of the said court, at the last May term thereof; that the said Joho Jay paid to the comptroller of this state, his equal fourth part of all taxes assessed upon the said land, before the partition thereof; that the said Peter Jay Muoro has paid his equal fourth part of all such taxes, except a small sum, the omission to pay which was occasioned by mistake; that the said uoknown owners having omitted to pay their proportion of the said taxes, the said comptroller jo November last sold, for the arrears of taxes which had been assessed on the said land, four thousaud eight hundred acres of the said towuship, no regard being had to the said partition; which representatious appear to the Legislature to be true.

1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represcnled in Senate and Assembly, That the several lots and parcels of land allotted to the said John Jay by the said partition, that is to say, lots number one, founicen, sixteen, twenty-six, twenty-eight, twentyninc, thirty-five, thirty-six, thirty-eight, thirty-nine, forty-six and the north east quarter of lot oumber thirteen, be, and they are hereby declared to be discharged and exoperated from the payment of all arrears of taxes remaiuing due upon the said township, at the time of the completion of the said partition, and from the interest and costs accrued thereon, and from the sale before mentioned.

II. And be it further en:icted, That if the said Peter Jay Munro shall, on or before the first day of May next, pay to the comptroller the sum of eighty-four dollars and thirty-nine cents, being the principal and interest of the sum so omitted to be paid by him as aforesaid, then and from thenceforth the several lots and parcels of land allotted to him by the said partition, that is to say, lots oumber three, four, seven, nine, seventeen, twenty, twenty-four, thirty-one, thirtyfour, forty, forty-three, forty-four, and the north-west quarter of lot number thirteen, shall be discharged and exonerated from the payment of all arrears of taxes remaining due upon the said township at the time of the completion of the said partition, and from the interest 494 costs accrued thereon, and from the sale before mentioned.

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