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freshets, rafts, or any unavoidable accident, in case the same shall be rebuilt within two years after the same shall be carried away.

XVII. And be it further enacted, That this act be and is Public act. hereby declared to be a public act, and shall be construed benigoly and favorably for every beneficial purpose herein intended.

XVIII. And be it further enacled, That it shall be the duty of the said corporation to cause to be asfixed in a couspicuous place Rates of toll over the gate, a printed list of the rates of toll; and in default thereof, to be pub

'lished. to be subject to the penalty of five dollars for every forty-eight hours, to be sued for and recovered by any person who shall prosecute for the same in his own name.

XIX. And be it further enacled, That during the esistence of the said corporation, it shall not be lawful for any other person or persons to build, erect, or make any bridge, or keep any public fer. No bridge ry, across the said Susquehannah river, within three miles of the be within bridge erected by this corporation ; apd that any bridge erected, or 3 miles. aoy public serry kept, contrary to the above provision of this act, shall be considered a public nuisance, and as such may be abated : Provided nevertheless, that this clause shall not be considered to be- Proviso come operative, until the bridge to be erected by the company hereby incorporated, shall be so far completed as to be passable for horses and carriages.

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CHAP. CXCVIII.

AN ACT in addition to the act entitled an act for the relief of
Samuel S. Baldwin and others,passed February 28, 1812.

Passed April 17, 1816. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, Thai instead of the times limited for the payment of the several instalments on the bonds given to the people of this state, by Samuel S. Baldwin and Nathaniel Baker, in pursuance of the provisions of the act entitled “au act for the relief of Samuel S. Baldwip and others,” passed February 28, 1812, the said instalments thall be payable as follows, to wit: The first instalment on or before the first day of May, in the year one thousand eight hundred and pineteen ; the second instalment on or before the first day of May, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and the third instalment on or before the first day of May, in the year ope thousand eight hundred and twenty-one: Provided, that the interest on the said bond shall be paid annually.

CHAP. CxCIx.
AN ACT to amend the act entitled an act to erect a part of the

counties of Oneida and Onondaga into a separate county, by the
name of Oswego."

Passed April 17, 1816. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Serate and Assembly, That nothing contained in the act,

entitled “ an act to erect à part of the counties of Oneida and Opocdaga into a separate county, by the name of Oswego," passed March 1, 1816, shall be construed to affect any suit or action in any court whatever, so as to work any wrong or prejudice to any of the parties therein, or any other person, or to affect any criminal or other proceedings on the part of the people of the state; but such civil and eriminal proceedings as have already been had or commenced, and all such civil or criminal proceedings as shall hereafter be bad or commenced in any court of record, until the first Tuesday of October next, shall and may be prosecuted to trial, judgment and exe. cution, as if the said act had not been passed.

CHAP. CC.

AN ACT to enable the persons thercin named to purchase and hold real estate within this stale.

Passed April 17, 1816. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That Andrew M'Nab, Joseph Davis, Owen Duffee, William Lee, Joho Morrow, William Ruddick, Thomas Pearsons, Philip Pearsons, Samuel Martin, Joseph Moreau, William A. Tweedale, John Pattison, Arthur Patison, Henry O'Keefe, Thomas M'Kee, James Harrison, John Heafield, Jean Henry De Sarpodte, James Fleming, Patrick Byrne, Robert Paul, Alexander Donau, Jom Scott, Alexander Meldrum, shall be and hereby are enabled to take real property in this state, either by descent or purchase, and to hold and dispose of the same ip like mapper as natural born citizens.

II. And be it further enacted, That no lands, tenements or hereditaments in this state, heretofore purchased by any of the persons herein before oamed, shall escheat to the people of this state, by reason or account of such person's then being an alien; but all such lands, tenements and hereditaments shall vest in such purchaser in the same manner as if such person bad been naturalized at the time of such purchase.

CHAP. CCI.

AN ACT appointing commissioners to lay out the road therein "mentioned, within the counties of Oswego, Cayuga and Seneca.,

Passed April 17, 1816.

I. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, repreJ. Larz and others

lere sented in Senate and Assembly, That Jacob' L. Lazalere, James to lay out Geddes, John M'Fadden, or any two of them, be and they are hereby a road. authorised and empowered to lay out a road four rods wide, beginning

at the ferry on the west side of the Oswego in the village of Oswego, and pursuing from thence the most eligible and direct route through the towns of Hannibal, Sterling, Wolcott and Galen to the bridge bver the Canapdaigua outlet at or near the block-house in the town. of Galen aforesaid."

II. And be it further enacted, That each of the said commissioners shall before he enters upon the duties of his said office, take and Oath. subscribe an oath or affirmation before a justice of the peace of the county where he resides, that he will act without favor or partiality io laying out the road for which he is appointed.

I. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners shall cause to be made an accurate map of the said road, together Map to be with the courses aod distances of the same, and shall cause to be filed made & fled a copy of such part as shall pass through the cousties of Oswego, Cayuga and Seneca, in the respective clerk's offices in said county through which said road is laid; and also shall cause to be filed as aforesaid, a map of such part of said road as shall pass through the. several towos, in their respective town clerk's offices for record. .

IV. And be it further enacted, That the town commissioners of the towns through which said road shall be laid, shall without delay, Commigafter recording of the route thereof, as aforesaid, cause the said road sioners to

vad direct the to be opened and worked in their respective towns in the same man- working of ner as if the same had been laid out by the said town commissioners. the road.

V. And be it further enacted, That cach of the commissioners appointed by this act shall be entitled to receive two dollars for Compensa

tion to com each and every day they shall necessarily spead in laying out and .. establishing said road, and such allowance to the surveyor to be employed, and necessary hands, as the said commissioners shall certify to be reasonable and just, to be levied and paid in the said counties of Oswego, Cayuga and Seneca, as other contiogent charges are levied, collected and paid in the counties aforesaid.

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CHAP. CCII.
AN ACT concerning the Gospel and School Lot in thc town of
Chenango and county of Broome, and for other purposes.

. Passed April 17, 1816. WHEREAS there is a lot of land reserved for the support of the gospel and schools in the said town of Chepango, which lot was seve eral years since surveyed by William Cooper, Esquire, late of Cooperstown, deceased, into smaller lots, and by him in part sold, and bonds and mortgages taken for the payment of the consideration money : And whereas the surveyor general of this state, by virtue of Preamble. the authority given to him in and by an act passed April 3, A. D. 1811, entitled "an act to remedy mistakes in the sale and location of certain lands, granted by the people of this state,” has made a settlemeot with the executor of the said William Cooper, in which it is stipulated that the bonds and mortgages taken for the parts so sold by the said William Cooper, should be assigned to the people of this state, and tbat the residue of the said lot should be released to the said people : And whereas the inhabitants of the said town of Chenango are desirous of having the benefit of the avails of the said lot of land for the support of the gospel and schools in said town: Therefore,

trustees.

1. Be it cnacted by the people of the State of New York, repre Freeholders sented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be lawful for the treet to elect et holders and inhabitants of the said town of Chenango at their annual

town meeting, to elect three trustees, being inhabitants and freholders of the said torn, whose duty it shall be to take charge of the said lands, and receive and appropriate the repts, issues and profits, or the proceeds arising from the sale thereof, to the uses, apd for

purposes bereid after mentioned. Sur. general II. And be it further enacted, That the surveyor general shall to assign to ! trustees cer- assign to the said trustees the said bonds and mortgages so received tain bonds & from the executor of the said William Cooper, for the parts of the mortgages. said lot sold by him; and it shall and may be lawful for the said Trustees a trustees to demise or grant, bargain, sell and convey the residue of thorised to sail lot upon the best terms, or for the best price which can be had sell, &c. therefor, in such a manner as the said trustees shall deem most bene

ficial for said town; and to receive the principal and interest due or to become due upon the said bonds and mortgages, and in case of the non-payment of the same, to collect the same by suit at law, and

to foreclose the said mortgages, any or either of them: And further, To be hody that for the purposes expressed in this act, the said trustees shall be corporate. a body politic and corporate, by the oame and style of “the trustees

of the town of Chenango, in the county of Broome,” and shall bave a common seal, and, by the name and style aforesaid, may sue and be sued in any court of law or equity for any matter or thing relating

to the aforesaid lands, or the proceeds thereof. Interest for III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustecs shall the sales. loan the principal money arising from sales made of any or all said

lands at lawful interest, to be secured by bonds and mortgages ca lands of double the value of the suns loaned, and clear of all incumbrances : And further, that the rents, issues and profits of the afore

said lot, and the avdual interest of the monies arisiog from the sales Application thereof, shall be applied by the said trustees for the time being, to the of monies. · support of the gospel and schools in the said town, in such manner as

the freehoiders and inhabitants of the said town shall at their annual meeting direct.

IV. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the

said trustees to reoder a just and true account of their proceedings, Trustees to

to in relation to the sale of said lands, together with the reuts-aud interest render an in their hands remaining, and an account of what has been appropriaccount, ated or expendiet, to the supervisor and justices of the peace of the

said town, on the last Tuesday next preceding the annual meeting in

said towo in each year; and it shall be the duty of the said superand report. visor, or one of the said justices, to report to the people, at the appual

towo meeting in each year, the amount of interest or rent then due, and to be appropriated for the support of the gospel or schools; and wben other trustees shall be chosen, the former trustees shall deliver over to their successors all the money, books, potes, bonds, mortgages and other papers relating to the said lands, or taken for the security of any sum or sums of money arising therefrom, either for interest, rept or principal then remaining in their hands, and take a receipt for the same, which receipt shall be filed in the clerk's office of said town; and in case any of the said 'rustees shall wilfully neglect or refuse to deliver over as aforesaid, all the money, books, notes, bonds, moft

pages or other papers, to their successors as afuresaid, such trustee, Penalty for so neglecting or refusing, shall forfeit and pay twenty-five dollars, to pot delive

,!ing over the be recovered, with costs of suit, before any justice of the peace in books, &c. and for said county, in an action of debt, by any person who shall prosecute for the same to effect.

V. And be it further enacted, That John A. Collier and Thomas Trustees. G. Waterman be, apd they are hereby appointed trustees for the said towo, until the next appual town meeting. -VI. And be it further enacted, That the powers, privileges and restrictions, contained in the act passed the 4th of April 1807, relative to the lots of land reserved for the support of the gospel and schools in the counties of Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca, shall be and the same are hereby extended to the several townships in the county of extended. St. Lawrence, wherein any lot or lots of lapds are reserved for the support of the gospel and schools in the said town.

| CHAP. CCIII.

AN ACT to enable the society of the New York Hospital to erect a new building for the accommodation of insane patients.

Passed April 17, 1816. WHEREAS the governors of the New-York hospital have repre. sented to the Legislature, that the buildiog'beretofore erected for the accommodation of insane patients has, by reason of their increased number, become wholly inadequate for the purpose for which it is Preamble. intended ; that they are desirous of erecting another building for the said purpose, and have purchased a very eligible site for the same; but that the funds of the institution being merely sufficient for its ordinary expenses, they are upáble, without the aid of the Legislature to carry their iotentions into effect:

And whereas there is no other institution in the state, in which such patients can be taken care of and relieved:

And whereas humanity, and the interests of the state, require that fit provisiou should be made for the care and cure of insape persous : Therefore,

BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That during the period mentioned in the first section of the act, entitled “ an act for the better and more permanent support of the hospital in the city of New York,” the treasurer of this state shall pay to the treasurer of the society of the Approprias New York bospital, in quarter-yearly payments, out of any monies on, in the treasury of this state not otherwise appropriated, the annual sum of ten thousand dollars, the first quarter-yearly payment to be

u he to be charg. made on the first day of May next, which said aoggal sum shall be to chargeable upon the duties on sales at public auction or vendue, in tion sales. the said city of New-York: Provided always, that all payments heretofore directed by law to be made out of the aforesaid duties for in the support of charitable institutions in the city of New York, shall be made previous to the payment of the sum hereby granted to the caid society of the New-York hospital.

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