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discretion, to order that such person be removed directly to the place where such person was last legally settled without this state.

IV. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons Persons lia. shall bring or reniove, or cause to be brought or removed, any poor ing poor ins or indigent person iolo any city or town within this state, and there the state. leave such poor or indigent person, not having a legal settlement therein, and without legal authority so to do, such person or persons shall forfeit the sum of twenty-five dollars, to be sued for and recovered in an action of debt, by and in the name of the overseers of the poor of the city or towo where such indigent or poor person was left, with costs of suit, for the use of the poor

thereof. V. And be it further enacted, That the supervisors of the several Supervisor counties of this state, shall audit all accouots for the support of such counts. poor as are by law chargeable upon and to be provided for by the county, and it shall be the duty of the supervisors to allow such adVances as to them shall appear just and necessary, and no more, not. withstanding the poor masters of the respective towns may have paid or disbursed any greater amount.

CHAP. CLXXVIII.

AN ACT authorising Ansyl Foril to erect a dam across the Sus:

quehannah river.

Passed April 5, 1817. I. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in scnate and assembly, That itshall and may be lawful for Ansyl Ford, his heirs and assigos, to build and maintain a rolling dam across the Susquehannah river, opposite the land of the said Ansy! Ford, in the town of Franklin, not exceeding three and an half feet in height from the bottom of the river.

II. And he it further enacted, That the said Ansyl Ford shall make and keep io good repair, a sufficient and convenient lock, through said dam, for boats, arks and rafts to pass up and down said river; the said lock to be made and completed at such time and in such manner as shall be ordered and directed by the court of common pleas of the county of Otsego; and when so completed, the said lock shall be free for all boats, rafts and arks to pass up and down the said river, through the same, without any charge or toll therefor, any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided always, that nothing in this act shall be so construed as to authorise the said Ansyl Ford, or his assigns, to obstruct the stream of the said iiver so as to cover any land with water, unless the consent of the owner or owners thereof be first had and obtained: And further, this act shall be and remain in force for the term of fifteen

years

and no longer.

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CHAP. CLXXIX.

AN ACT for the limitation of writs of error, and for quieling

judgments.

Passed April 5, 1817. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, representcd in senate and assembly, That all writs of error upon judgment, in any court of common pleas or mayor's court, shall be brought within five years after rendering such judgments, and not after; and that bo judgment, in either of the said courts, shall be set aside on motion for irregularity, aster one year from the time of rendering the same.

CHAP. CLXXX.

AN ACT to prevent the destruction of fish in the town of Beekman.

Passed April 5, 1817. I. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in senate and assembly, That it shall not be lawful for any person or persons at any time, or in any manner, before the first day of April, which will be in the year one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, to take any fish of any kind in the waters of a certain pond in the town of Beekman, in the county of Dutchess, commonly kuowa by the name of the Great Pond.

II. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons shall take any fish in the waters of the said pond, contrary to the provisions of the preceding section, he or they shall forfeit the snm of ten dollars for each and every offence, to be sued for and recov. ered by any person who will prosecute for the same, in an action of debt, in his own name, with costs of suit, in any court having cogoize ance of the same, the one moiety of which sum, wheu recovered, shall be paid by the person recovering the same to the overseers of the poor of the said town of Beekman, for the use of the poor there.

CHAP. CLXXXI.

AN ACT in amendment of an act, entitled an act to prevent firing

the woods."

Passed April 5, 1817. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in senate and assembly, That if any person or persons shall wilsully and maliciously set fire, or cause fire to be set, to woodland in any part of this state, he, she or they shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof by due course of law, shall be punished by fine, not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not to exceed one year, or both, at the discretion of the court before which such conviction shall be bad.

CHIAP. CLXXXII.

AN ACT to enable the mayor, recorder and aldermen of the city of
New-York to raise money by a tax.

Passed April 5, 1817. 1. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, repreEented in senate and assembly, That the mayor, recorder and aldermeo of the city of New-York, as the supervisors of the city and Power to county of New York, or a majority of them, of whom the mayor or & how ap recorder shall be one, shall be and hereby are empowered, as soon

plied. as conveniently may be after the passing of this act, to order and cause to be raised by tax on the estates, real and personal, of the freeholders and ichabitants of and situated within the said city, and to be collected, a sum pot exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, to be applied to the support and maintedance of the poor of the said city and county, the support and maintenance of criminal persons, the support of common schools, the support and repairs of the bridewell and penitentiary of the said city, the repairing and taking care of other public buildings of the said city belonging to and under the custody and care of the mayor, aldermed and commopalty of the city of New York, the making, regulating, repairing and improving the public roads id said city and county, the defraying of other contingent expenses arising within and properly chargeable to the said city and county, and for the defraying the expenses which the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the said city of New-York may sustain, or be put to, in executing the powers vested in them by the act passed the ninth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, entitled “ an act to reduce several laws relating particularly to the city of New-York into one act,” and for supplying the deficiencies of former taxes upon any and every of the wards of the said city, owing to the insolvency or inability of the collectors of the said wards, or any or either of them, or others, and fees of collection, not heretofore provided for; such deficiencies, however, to be assessed on the estates, real and personal, of the freeholders and inhabitants of and situated within the said wards respectively, where they shall happeo as afordsaid: and also, a further sum, not exceeding eighty tbousand dollars, by a tax on the estates, real and personal, of the free- A further holders and inhabitants of and situate within the said city, to the sum. southward of a line begioning at the North river, at a place called Decklype's ferry, a little to the northward of the state prisou, and running thence easterly in front of the new bank houses to the road called Sandy-hill road, and through the said road to the northward of Potter's field and the house of William Nielsou to the Bowery road, and across the Bowery road to a road commonly called Stuyvesant-street, and through the middle thereof to the East river, to be applied to the payment of so many watchmen as the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, io common council convened, shall appoint and employ for watching and guarding the said city, to the purchasing of oil, providing lamps and putting up the same, and repairing, cleansing and lighting those which now are

or may hereafter be erected within that part of the said city last de. scribed, to the cleansing and repairing public wells and pumps in the said city, and to defraying the other coolingent expenses arising within and properly chargeable to that part of the said city, to the southward of the line aforeaaid, as the said mayor, aldermen and commovalty, in commop council convened, may from time to time direct, and for supplying the deficiencies of former taxes upon the same part of the said city last described, owing to the insolvències and fees of collectors not heretofore provided for; such deficiencies, however, to be assessed on the estates, real aod personal, of the freeholders and inhabitants of and situated within the said wards respectively, where they shall happen as aforesaid, to the southward of the line aforesaid.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said seyeral sums of moHow assessed pey shall be assessed in mapper directed by the act, entitled “an act

for the assessment and collection of taxes," and each person's tax in one ward shall be collected io one payment, and the mooies so col. lected, paid into the hands of the treasurer or chamberlain of the said city, at such times after the passing of this act as the said mayor, recorder and aldermen, as the supervisors of the city and county of New-York, or a majority of them, of whom the mayor or record. er shall be one, shall appoint and direct.

III. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the

collectors of the first, second and third wards of the said city, to reCollectors' fees.

tain io their hands three cents on each dollar by them collected; the collectors of the fourth, fisth, sixth, seventh, eighth and tenth wards of the said city, to retain in their hands five cents on each dollar by them collected; and the collector of the ninth ward of the said city to retain in his hands six cents on each dollar by him collected, and no more, as a full compensation to each of the said collectors respectively, for their trouble in collecting and paying to the said treasurer or chamberlain the monies which shall be raised by yirtue of this act.

ÍV. And be it further enacted, That it shall hereafter be the duDuty of aso ty of ihe assessors in the respective wards of the city and county of

New-York, after they have completed their assessments respectiveJy, to cause at least one hundred notices to be put up in their respec. tive wards io conspicuous places, and also to be published in such newspapers as may be employed by the common council of the said city, setting forth that they have completed their assessments, and that a copy thereof is left with one of them, (naming him) where the same may be seen and examined by any of the inhabitants during teu days, apd that at the expiration of ten days, they will meet on a certain day, at a place in the said police to be specified, to review their said assessments on the application of any person conceivirg bimself aggrieved.

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C. 'AP. CLXXXIII.

AN ACT granting to Gilead Sperry, and his associates, the exc!u

sive right of running stages from Sandy-Hill through Plattsburgh to Canada line.

Passed April 5, 1817. I. Be it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in senate anıl assembly, That William H. Price, Halsey Ro

Associates gers, John Baird aod Gilead Sperry, their respective executors, administrators and assigns, shall have, possess and enjoy, for the term of eight years from the passing of this act, the sole and exclusive

Privileges: right to contract with any person or persons, from time to time, to erect, rup and drive, or cause to be erected, rud and drove, during the term aforesaid, such and so many stage waggons and sleighs, from and to the village of Champlain, in the county of Clinton, and the village of Sandy-Hill, io the county of Washington, along the most usual route pow established, or hereafter to be established, on the west side of lake Champlain, through the village of Plattsburgh, as they may judge sufficient for the purpose of accommodating such a number of passengers as may, from time to time, apply, so as to be connected with the route now run, or caused to be run, by Robert Hoyle, from the city of Montreal to Champlain; and that it shall not be lawful for any other person or persons, during the term aforesaid, to erect or establish a stage or stages on said route, under the penalty of five hundred dollars, to be recovered by the said William, Halsey, Joho and Gilead, their executors, administrators or assigns, to their own use, together with costs, io aby court of record having cog. nizance of the same.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said William, Halsey, John and Gilead, their executors, administrators and assigns, shall

To provide cause to be surbished and provided as many stage waggons, sleighs stages. aod horses, as shall be necessary op said route; and that the fare to be paid by each passenger, shall not exceed eight cents for every mile, with the liberty to such passenger of taking with him or her, in such carriage, fourteen pounds weight of baggage; and that for every one hundred and fifty pounds weight of baggage, over aud above such fourteen pounds, the sum of eight cents for every mile, and so in proportion for every greater or less quantity; and that such stage waggons or sleighs shall proceed at least once in every week, on the aforesaid line, to commence each and every year, during the said term, immediately after the steam boats stop running on lake Champlain, in the fall or winter, in consequence of the coldness of the season, and to cootinue until they commence rupping again in the spring, oot however to include the present spring: Provided always, that if the said Provise, William, Halsey, Joho and Gilead, their executors, administrators or assigas, shall neglect to perform the duties aforesaid, according to the true intent and meaning of this act, for the term of two weeks, this act shall cease, and the right and privilege hereby granted become pull and void: Provided always, further, that in case the said William, Halsey, Joho and Gilead, their executors, administrators pr assigns, shall Deglect to cause to be run a stage or stages as asore

Fare.

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