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preter, as an acknowledgment of his many services to them, a smal island, called Squaw-Island, contaioing by estimation one hundred and fifty acres: That being desirous of excludiog from treaties In dian grants or donations to individuals, he had suggested the propri ety of according with their wishes, by placing the proposed donatio! on the footing of a sale from the state to Mr. Parish, at a specified price, to which they had acceded : That the sum of two dollar per acre had been mutually agreed upon as the price for the same Therefore,
BE it enacted by the people of the State of New-York, represente
in Senate and Assembly, 'That the commissioners of the land offic Coinm'rs of land officeto are hereby authorised
are hereby authorised and directed to cause to be granted and issuet issue letters letters patent to Jasper Parish, couveying and granting to him, in fee patent to the said Squaw-Island, he, the said Jasper Parish, paying therefoi Jasper Par- ot and often
27. at and after the rate of two dollars per acre, estimating the content Squaw isl- of the said island at one hundred and fisty acres, in manner following
one eighth part of the consideration money to pe paid to the treasu
rer of this state, before granting the said letters paient, and withiu si Conditions, months after the passing of this act; and the said Jasper Parish exe
ecutiog his bond and mortgage on the said lands, to the people a this state, for the residue of the said consideration money, payabl in six equal angual instalments, with interest, at the rate of seveu pe cept. per appum.
AN ACT for the relief of John C. Ewer.
Passed April 5, 1816. WHEREAS it appears from the report of the surveyor genera
on the petition of the said John C. Ewer, that in the year one thou Preamble: be sand eight hundred and eight, lot number three, in the subdivisio
of lot number fifty-two, in the town of Dryden, as marked on thi map thereof, filed in the secretary's office, was sold to Joho Wool and by him conveyed to the said John C. Ewer: That in the yea one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, lot number four of the san subdivision, as marked on the said map, was granted by letters pa tent to Jacob Mancius : That it has since been discovered that th surveyor who made the said division of lot number fifty-two, afori said, had inadvertently reversed the order of the numbers of th subdivided lots aforesaid, placing three for four, and vice versa That the said petitioner not apprised of the mistake, made valuabl improvements on the lot he had purchased as number three : Tbs the said Jacob Mancius brought ejectments to recover the possessio of the let occupied by the petitioner : That when informed of th mistake aforesaid, the commissioners of the land office applied to th said Mancius to have the same rectified, which he refused : The they theo directed the attorney general to institute a suit in chancery to vacate the grant to the said Mapcius: That the said petitiuper al terwards made a compromise with the said Jacob Mancius, and pai him the sum of five hundred dollars, and engaged to pay the costs several suits then pending, in relation to the said lot, and had stipula
ed that the said Jacob Mapcius should not be liable for the payment of any costs in the chancery suit; Therefore,
I. BE it eracled by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assenbly, That the treasurer of this state shall,
all Treasurerto pay, on the warrant of the comptroller, to the said John C. Ewer, pay J. C. ibe sum of five hundred dollars, and the taxable costs in said eject. Ever D 500 ment suit, as a remuneration for the monies expended by him, iu quietiog his title to the lot aforesaid.
II. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer shall pay, on and expense the warrant of the comptroller, the costs and expenses incurred in of
in of chancery
suit. the suit in chancery, instituted as aforesaid, by direction of the commissioners of the land office.
Passed April 5, 1816.. - BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the comptroller be and he is hereby authorised and directed, on the delivery and surrender to him of the original certificates of sale, of the several lots sold to William Giles, and on the payment of all such taxes, interests and costs as may now be due on the same, to cancel the obligation aforesaid, executed by the said William Giles, to the people of this state, for the consideration money to be paid for the said lots.
AN ACT to perfect the bounds of the town of Athens, in the county
Passed April 5, 816. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That all the lands under the water of Hudson's river, lying between the town of Athens and the county of Columbia, beginning at the south-easterly corner of the said town of Athens, and running south fifty-five degrees thirty minutes east, into the said river, to the west line of the said county of Columbia; then northerly and easterly through the middle of said river, along the said line of the county of Columbia, so far as to intersect said line south seventy-four degrees east from the north-east corner of the said town of Athens; then on the course of said line to the north-east corner thereof, agreeable to a map and survey thereof, now on file in the office of the surveyor general of this state, shall be and are hereby included within the bounds of the said town of Athers.
AN ACT relating to the time for holding the Circuit Courts, and
Courts of Oyer and Terminer, in and for the county of Rensselaer.
Passed April 5, 1816. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senale and Assembly, That from and after the first day of Au
gust next, there shall be held in the county of Rensselaer, two cirTwocircuits cuit courts and courts of oyer and terminer and gaol delivery in and courts each year: one of which shall commence on the second Tuesday ol of oyer and termineray-July, and the other on the second Tuesday of December: Provided pointed.' nevertheless, That the justices of the supreme court shall have pow.
er, as occasion may require, during any term of the supreme court Sup. court to alter the times above appointed for the said circuit courts and may alter courts of oyer aod terminer, and gaol delivery, to any other days in
mesothol- the months of July and December, so that the same be done two ding said court,
terms at least previous to the circuit intended to be altered; Provided
also, That the justices aforesaid shall have power, in their discre or dispense tion, to dispense with the holding of a court of oyer and terminer, al with the "
either of the said circuits, whenever in their opinion it shall not be Papie.
necessary to hold the same.
Rock and Leniston.
Passed April 5, 1816. I. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New-York, represent House to be
on cd in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be, and it is hereby made th each lot in 2 duty of the surveyor geueral, to require from all purchasers of hous years after lots in the villages of Black-Rock and Lewiston, a stipulation t Bale.
erect, or cause to be erected, a house on each lot, not less than twer i t y by eighteer feet, fit for the babitation of man, within two years al
. ter such purchase, wder the penalty of forfeiting such lot and a 60 days al- payments made thereon. lowed to re- Il. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawfu move build- for any person who may have erected a building or buildings on an inge.
lot, the property of the people of this state, to reniove such buildin or buildings from such lot, at any time within sixty days after ili sale of such lot.
AN ACT to revive the aci, entitleıl “ an act for the incorporatid of the village of Buffalo.
Passed April 5, 1816. I. Be it enacted by the pcople of the State of New York, repra senice in Senate and Assembly, That the act, entitled “an act fc the incorporation of the village of Buffalo," passed the spcond day Act of 1813
revived of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, bere and the same is hereby revived and is full force; and that it shall be lawful for the freeholders and inhabitants of said village, to assemble on the first Mooday in May in every year, at such time of the day, aod at such public place therein, as the trustees thereof shalt from time to time appoint, and when so assembled, to do and perform all such act or acts as are directed by the act hereby revived.
II. And be it further enacted, That Oliver Forward, Samuel Trustees Wilkioson, Heman B. Potter, Jonas Harrison, Ebenezer Walden and Charles Towasend be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of the said village for the ensuing year, commenciog the first day of May nest.
been convicted of murder, into imprisonment for life at hard
Passed April 5, 1816. WHEREAS David Williams was, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five, convicted of the murder of Ira Preamble. Lave, and sentenced to be executed on the eighteenth day of October, in that year; And whereas. his excellency the governor did suspend the execution of the said David Williams until the session of the legislature, held in the year of our Lord one thousand eight bundred and six; And whereas, ihe execution of the said David Williams hath since been suspended by the legislature until the first day of Japuary next.
1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the punishment of death to Punishment which the said David Williams hath been condemned, shall be and more
imprison is hereby mitigated and changed into the punishment of imprison- ment forlife. ment, for life, at hard labor.
II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the sheriff of the county of Cayuga, on or before the first day of May next, after the passing of this act, to remove the said David Williams from his present place of confinement, and to deliver him to the keeper or keepers of the state prison ; and that it shall be the duty of the said keeper or keepers of the state prisoo to receive the said Da- . vid Williams into the state prison, and to keep him there at hard labor during his natural life.
CHAP. LXXI. AN ACT to alter and amend an act, entitled - an act to incorpo . rate the Montgomery Turnpike Company
Passed April 5, 1816. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, repre- . sented in Senate and Assembly, That as soon as the president di
rectors and company of the Montgomery turopike road, shall hav made and completed four and a half miles of said road, commencio at the Hudson river, aod shall have the same inspected and approy ed according to law, they shall be, and they are hereby authoriset
and empowered to erect a turopike gate on such part of said road a Authorised
they may think proper, and to exact aud receive at such gate, fror to erect a gate. all persons travelling on or using said road, the following toll, to wit
For every waggon drawn by two horses, oxen or mules, six cept: and for every additional horse, mule or ox attached to the same, tw cents; for every cart or other carriage drawo by two horses, mule or oxen (other than pleasure carriages) six cepts; for every carto
waggon drawn by one horse or mule, four cents; for ever chair, sul Tollo.
key, chaise or other pleasure carriage drawn by one horse, six cents for every charriot, coach, coachee or phaeton, or other four wheele pleasure carriage, drawn by two horses, twelve and an half cents, an for every additional horse attached to the same, four cents; fo every sleigh or sled drawn by two horses, mules or oxen, four cent: and for every additional horse, or ox, ove cent; for every sleig or sled drawn by one horse, three cents; for every horse led o driveo, two cents; for all cattle in droves, or which are driven, on cent each; for every score of sheep or bogs, four cents, and so i proportion for a greater or less number; for every stage waggo draya by two horses, six cents, and for every additional horse attach
ed to such stage waggon, two cents; Provided however, That if th Road when to be com- whole of the road contemplated to be made by the act hereby amend pleted. ed, shall not be made and completed within five years from the firs
day of December Dext, this act, and every thing therein contained shall cease and be pull and void.
AN ACT to amend an act, entitled “ an act to incorporate the Pa cific Insurance Company of New-York.
Passed April 5, 1816. I. BE il enacted by the people of the State of New York, repri sented in Senate and Assembly, That no stockholder indebted to th
said Pacific Insurance Company, shall be entitled or permitted t Stockhold-make any transfer, safe or conveyance of his stock in the said corpo ers not to ration, or to receive a dividend thereon, until such debt be paid o transfer till debts are
towards the satisfaction of such debt. President X. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the pre & directors sident aod directors of the said company to regulate the amount an to regulate terms of payment for the stock subscribed or to be subscribed, an payment
meems of the investment thereof; Provided, The same be pot inconsisten