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tarppike road, to begio at or near Chenango Point, in the county of Created Broome, from thence the most convenient route to or pear to the

body politie house of Elijah Miles, in the town of Fabius ; thence to the village of Salipa, be, and they are hereby created a body politic and cor. porate, by the name of the President and Directors of the Chenango and Onondaga Turnpike Company; and they are hereby ordained, constituted and declared to be a body corporate and politic, in fact and in pame, and by that came they and their successors shall and may have continual succession, and be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts And places whatsoever, in all mapper of complaints, matters and causes; aod by the same name and style shall be in law capable of purchasiog, holding and conveying any estate, real or personal, for the use of the said corporation : Provided, that such estate, as well

Provise. real as personal, so to be purchased and holden, shall be necessary to fulfil the end and intent of such corporation, and for no other purpose whatsoever.

II. And be it further enacted, That the stock of said company hereby incorporated, shall consist of two thousand shares, of twentyfire dollars each, and that Elijah Miles, John Miller and John Stoek. Kingman, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, to receive subscriptions for the said stock, in the manner directed in and by the act, entitled "an act relative to turnpike companies," passed April 10th, 1813.

III. And be il further enacted, That the said compaby hereby incorporated, shall be entitled to ask and receive, at the turnpike gale or gates to be erected on said road, for any number of miles pot less than ten in length of the said road, the following sums of money, and so in proportion for any greater or less distance from all persons travelling or using the same, to wit; For every waggon drawn by two borses, mules or oxen, twelve and a half cents, and three cepts

Rates af toll for every additional horse mule or ox attached to such waggon; for cvery cart or other carriage drawn by two horses, oxen or mules, twelve and a half cents, and for every additional horse, ox or mule, three ceofs ; for every horse and rider, four cents; for every horse led, two cents ; for every cart or waggon drawn by one horse or mule, six cents; for every chair, sulkey, chaise or other pleasure carriage, with one horse, twelve and a half cents ; for every chariot, coach, coachee, phaeton, or other four-wheeled pleasure carriage, twentyfive cents; for every sleigh or sled drawn by two horses, mules or osen, eight cents, and so in proportion if drawn by a greater or less number of horses, mules or oxen; for every score of horses or cattle, twenty cents, and so in proportion for a greater or less number ; for every score of sheep or hogs, eight cents; for every stage waggon drawn by two horses, twelve and a half cents, and three cents for every additional horse attached to such stage waggon.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said company hereby General set incorporated, shall bave and enjoy all the rights, privileges, powers extended to and immunities, which are given and granted in and by the aforesaid this. act, entitled “an act relative to turnpike companies," and shall be aubject to all the coeditions, provisions, restrictions and regulations, contained in the said act.

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V. And be it further enacted, That Marcus Andrus, Jonathan Stanley and Azel St. John, or any two of them, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to lay out and establish the said road.

CHAP. CLXXXII.

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

Chenango.

Passed April 17, 1816. 1. Be it enncted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the passing of this act, all that part of the town of Preston, in the couuty of Chenango; comprised and keown by the name of the thirteenth

towship, shall be and hereby is erected into a separate town, by the Town of Macdon

pame of Macdonough ; and the first town meeting in the said town of ough. Macdonough shall be held at the dwelling-house of Sylvanus Moor,

in said town; and all the remaining part of the town of Preston shall be and remain a separate town, by the name of Preston; and the next annial towo meeting in said town of Preston shall be beld at the school-house near William Palmer's, in said tow

II. And be it further enact d, That the said towns of MacPrivileges.

donough and Preston, and the officers by them to be elected, shall be entitled to all the privileges and subject to the same penalties that the other towns in this state are by law entitled and subject to.

III. And be it futher enacted, That as soon as may be after

the first Tuesday of April next, the supervisors and overseers of Poor money the poor of the said towns of Macdonough and Preston, on notice be divided being first given by the said supervisors for that purpose, shall meet

together, and divide the money and poor belonging to the town of Preston previous to the division thereof, agreeable to the last state tax list, and that each of the said towns shall forever thereafter respectively support their owo poor.

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CHAP. CLXXXIII.

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AN ACT to appoint Commissioners to lay out a certain Road

leading from the house of Anson Ives, in the town of Salisbury, Montgomery county, to Rome, in Oneida county.

Passed April 17, 1816. I . BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, reprca sented in Senale and Assembly, That Joshua Hathaway, of Rome, Christopher Hawkios of Newport, and Andrew A. Bartow, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, with full power to lay out a public road, four rods wide, in as direct route as the country will ailmit; beginning at or near the house of Auson Ives, in the town of Salisbury, in the county of Montgomery, and running from thence on the nearest and best course to or near the college in the town of Fairfield, Herkimer county; from thence on the nearest and best

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rogłe to the village of Newport; from thence on the best and most practicable route to Olmstead's lavero, in the town of Floyd, io the county of Oneida, and from thence on the best and most practicable route to the village of Rome ; and it shall be the duty of the said commissioners to pursue the old roads in all cases, unless there would be a manifest inconvenience to the public.

II. And be it further enacted, That before either of the said commissioners enters upon the duties of his said office, he shall take to take and subscribe an oath or affirmation before a justice of the peace, a that he will act without favor or partiality in laying out said road. .

III. And re it further enacted, That if any part of the said road shall run through enclosed or improved lands, the damages shall be a

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how to be appraised as directed in and by the fifteeoth section of the act, euti- appraised & ted san act to regulate highways;" and the said damages shall be awarded. paid in gapner prescribed by the act aforesaid ; and the said road shall be rpened and kept in repair accordiog to the provisions of the said act.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners shall cause to be made an accurate map of the survey of said road, Map to be and shall file in the clerk's office of each town through which the made & filed said road shall be laid, a copy of the map and field notes of such parts of the said road as shall be laid io such town; and each of the said commissioners aod their surveyors shall be allowed two dollars and Componenfifty cepts per day, for every day by them necessarily employed in tion to surthe duties aforesaid, to be paid as a part of the coutiogeot expeases eyesen of each county though which the road shall be laid.

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CHAP. CLXXXIV.
AN ACT for extinguishing fires in the village of Hempstead, in
Queen's county, and for other purposes.

Passed April 17, 1816. I BE il enacted by the people of the State of New York, repre sented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for Fire compa. the proprietors of a fire engine, purchased by sundry inhabi ants of uy to pomi the village of Hempstead, on the first Monday in May in every year, to chooee noi less than three nor more than five trustees, to be called the fire company of the village of Hempstead.

II. And be ii further enacted, That the trusteees so to be chosen as aforesaid, or a major part of them, shall have full power and authority to comioate an appoint a sufficieut oumber of firemeo (will- who shall ing to accept) pot exceeding thirteen, to have the care, management, appoint

fremen. Torking sod using the said fire engine and other tools and implements to be provided for the extinguishing of fires within the said village; shich persons so to be dominated and appointed as aforesaid, shall be alled the firemen of the village of Hempstead; who are hereby required to be ready at all fires, as well by night as by day, to Teange, work and use the said fire engine and other tools aud implemette aforesaid.

III. And be it further enacted, That each of the persons so to Scub per. be Dominated and appointed, shall, during his continuation in office, sent to be be exempt from mlitary duty, except in time of invasion or other militiaduty. imminent danger: And further, that the said trustees, or a major part of them, shall have power from time to time to remove any firemen so to be appointed, and others to appoint in the room or stead of those so removed, when and as often as they shall think proper: And further,

that it shall be lawful for the said trustees or a major part of them By-laws.

to make, establish and ordain such rules and regulations for the gov. eromeot of the persons so to be appointed firemen, for the purpose of usiog, trying and working the said fire engine, tools and implements, and to impose on them such reasonable fines and penalties, not ex. ceeding five dollars for any one offence, upou such firemen, or any of them, in not performing the duties hereby to be enjoined or required

from them as they from time to time may think proper. Fines, how IV. And be it further enacted, That all fines incurred by vir.

to be appro- tue of this act, shall and may be recovered by any one of the trustees • priated.

aforesaid, in his owo name, before any justice of the peace in the said county, with costs of suit, to be reported to the said board of trustees, and appropriated by a majority of them for the purpose of procuring and keeping in repair the fire engine and other implements vecessary for the extinguishing of fires in the said village of Hempstead.

V. And.be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful Clerk to be appointed for the said trustees, from time to time to appoint a clerk, who shall

enter in a book to be kept for the purpose, the pames of the proprietors of the said fire engine, and the names of the said trustees, sp from time to time to be chosen, and the names of the firemen to be by them from time to time appointed or removed, together with such rules and regulations as shall from time to time be made for the gove ernment of the persons so to be appointed firemen, which entries may be given in evidence in any trial for the recovery of any penalty which may be incurred by virtue of this act.

Whereas, doubts have arisen on the construction of the act, entiPreamble

tled “an act to vest further powers in the trustees of the village of - Newburgh," passed 7th April, 1815: Therefore,

VI. Be it further enacted and declared, That the second section Licenses, bu whom to of said act shall not be construed to authorise the said trustees to be granted. grant licences to tavern keepers, por grocers, to sell under five gat

lops not to be drank in their houses, which powers shall continue in the commissioners of excise of the town of Newburgh, in the same mapper as before the passage of said act : but that the same shall be construed to authorise the said trustees to license grocers to sell by retail, strong and spiritous liquors ouly to be drank in their store or house.

CHAP. CLXXXV.

AN ACT to incorporate the Junius and Hector Turnpike Road

Company.

Passed April 17, 1816.
I. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, repre.
sented in Senate and Assembly, That Wilhelmus Myoderse, Silas
Alled, David Burroughs, Jehiel H. Halsey, James Van Horne,

John De Mott, Richard Smith, Daniel M. Booth, and all such other Body corpersons as shall associate for the purpose of making a good and suf. porate. Scient turnpike road, to begin at the bridge over the Seneca river, pear Wilhelmus Myoderse's mills in the town of Jupius, from thence the most direct and eligible route to or near the court-bouse in the towo of Ovid, thence southerly, on the most direct and eligible route, to intersect the turnpike road leading from Itbica to the head of Seneca Lake, at a point not further from the head of Seveca Lake than the mills of Alimans and Booth, in the town of Hector. be and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by the name of the “ President and Directors and Company of the Junius and Hector Turnpike Road Company,” and by thai game they and Style, their successors shall have perpetual succession, and shall be, and are hereby made capable in law of suing and being sued, pleading and being iinpleaded, answering and being answered unto, in all courts and plares whatsoever and shall make and use a common seal, and may alter the same at pleasure, and they are hereby made capable in law of purchasing and holdiog any estate real or personal, for the benefit of said company : Provided, such real estate shall not cxceed the amount of six thousand dollars.

II. And be it further enaclid, That the stock of the said company hereby iucorporated, shall consist of two thousand four hundred Stoek. shares of twenty-five dollars each; and that Wilhelmus Mynderse, Silas Allen, David Burroughs, Jebiel H Halsey, James Vanion Horne, Johu De Mott, Richard Smith and Daniel M. Booth, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to receive subscriptions for said stock, in the manner described in and by the act entitled “an act relative to turnpike companies,” passed April 10th

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III. And be it further enacted, that the said company hereby 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 thercon, for any number of miles not less than ten, the following sums of money, and so in proportion for a greater or less Jistance: for every cart, waggon or other wheeled carriage, drawn Tolle. by two horses, mules or oxen, twelve and an half cents; for every additional horse, ox or mule, three cents; for every coach, coachee, phaeton or curricle, with two horses, twenty-five cents; for every additiooal horse, three cents; for every sulkey, chair, chaise or other one horse pleasure carriage, twelve and an half cents; for ev. ery oue 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 drawo by one horse, mule or ox, four cents; for every score of horses, mules 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 number.

IV. Ind be it further enacted, That Philetus Swift, Henry Committ Bloom and Harry Smith be a committee to survey and lay out said of survey, road according to their best judgment and understanding, for the benefit of the public, without favor or partiality. ·

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