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with the provision of the tenth section of the act hereby amended, Proviso. any thing in the said act to the contrary potwithstanding.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said corporation shall not be deemed to be dissolved by reason of the non-election of directors, withiq the times prescribed for that purpose, by the act hereby ameeded, or by any other onission, matter or thing which may bave occurred prior to ihe passing of this act; and that Isaac Wright, Stephen Whitney, Joho T. Lawrence, Charles Wright, Walter Wil

"Directors. lis, Thomas Buckley, Francis Thompson, Samuel Hicks, Jobo Gra- Vir ham, George Griswold, Joho H. Howland, Francis De Pau, Austin L. Sands, Perez Jones, John Adams, Robert Center and George To hold Buckmaster, shall be the directors of the said corporation, and shall her otices hold their offices, to all ioteats and purposes, as such, until the third day in Jan. Monday of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and 1818. eighteen.


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AN ACT to authorise John Mumbrute and Jacob Vrooman to erect a dam across the Oneida Creek.

Passed April 5, 1816. Be it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be lawful for

To crect a Jobo Mumbrute and Jacob Vroonan, their heirs and assigns, to build Loom and maintain a dam across the Oneida creek, opposite to the lands Oneida Dow owned by or in the possession of the said John; Provided never. creek. theless, and this grant is upon this express condition, that the said John and Jacob shall erect, maintain and keep in good repair, free from toll, a good and sufficient lock, for the passage of boats to and from the Oneida lake, to be erected at such time and in such a madper as shall be directed by the court of common pleas in and for the On what county of Madison; and shall, within six months after the passing of conditions. this act, make a slope or aproo of an ascent that the fish may easily pass over into the waters above the dam: And provided further, That it shall and may be lawful for the legislature of this statě, at any time hereafter, when in their opiniou the public interest shall require it, either to amend or repeal this act.


AN ACT altering the place of holding Courts in the county of Sehe

, neclady.

. Passed April 5, 1816. WHEREAS the supervisors of the county of Schenectady, and the mayor, aldermed and commonalty of the city of Schenectady D have, by their petition to the legislature, represented, that a certain agreement has been entered into between the said mayor, aldermen and commonalty, and the aforesaid supervisors, that the said mayor,

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aldermed and commonalty, on their part, should finish, io a gooci aud sufficient manner, a building for a court house and gaol for the conne" ty of Schenectady, and convey the same, with a lot of ground, to the said county, in consideration of which the supervisors of the county agreed to convey the present court house and gaol to the said

mayor, alder men and commonalty : Therefore, Agreement

BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented between the in Senate and Assembly, That the said agreement be confirmed, and Supervisors that a conveyance executed by the moderator of the board of super& the May

visors, op their part, and by the mayor of the said city, on the other part, shall absolutely and completely vest the property as in said deeds shall be expressed; and that whenever the jndges of the court of common pleas of said county, or any three of them, shall certify that the said city hall, court house and gaol is completed, the courts of the said county may be kept in the said city hall so completed. and the prisoners removed into said gaol, which shall thereafter be the court house and gaol of the said county.

or, &c. con firmed.

AN ACT to amend the act, entitledAn act concerning. Apprentices

and Servants."

Passed April 5, 1876. 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 the grand father or grand mother of any poor child or children, who has been, or hereafter shall be ordered and directed to relieve aud maintain every such poor child or children, by virtue of the act, entitled “Ao act for the relief and settlement of the poor," passed April 8, 1813, by add with the consent of the overseers of the poor of the town where such grandfather or grandmother resides, to bind out such child or children, to be apprentices or servants, according to their degree and ability, when they shall see convenient, until such child or children, if male, shall respectively arrive or come to the age of twenty one years, and if female to the age of eighteen years, potwithstanding that the father or mother of such child or children should be alive, and that the indentures or articles of agreement for bioding every such child, shall be as effectual, to all intents and purposes, as if such child was of full age, and by indepture of covemant bound. bim or herself ; and the counterpart of such iodenture or articles, for the benefit of the person so bound, shall be deposited with the clerk of the city or town in which such binding shall take place, for safe keeping; and that the said iodentures shall coutaid the like provisions as are required by the act hereby amendedo

CHAP. Lxxvi.
ÅN ACT further to amend an act, entitled, an act 10 authorise

the builling of a toll bridge over the Mohawk River," passed
April 9, 1811.

Passed April 5, 1816. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the time limited in the fifth section of the act hereby amended, for completing the said bridge, be, and the same is hereby, further extended to the first day of Janpary, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, and that the company by the said act incorporated, is hereby declared to be in full force, notwithstanding their omission to complete the said bridge in the time specified iņ said act, and the act amending the same, passed April 18, 1815; and that the said company have the like privileges, and be liable to the like disabilities, as are contained and expressed in the said acts.


AN ACT for the pardon of Thomas Burke.

Passed April 3, 1816. . 2. ini ,

WIIEREAS. Thomas Burke, at a court of oyer and terminer apd general gaol delivery, held in and for the city and county of :: New York, on the thirtieth day of November, one thousand eight Fr bundred and fifteen, was convicted of the murder of Hannah Burke, his wife, and sentenced to be exccuted on the third Friday of Jandary last : And whereas his excellency the Governor did suspend the execution of the said Thomas Burke: And whereas, for reasons satisfactory to the Legislature, it is deemed proper to pardon the said

Thomas Burke, upon certain cooditions : Therefore, - BE it cnacted by the people of the State of jew-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the said Thomas Burke be, and he is hereby pardoned and discharged from the felony and conviction aforesaid, and all execution and forfeitures thereon. Provideil ncö. Faru crtheless, that the said. Thomas Burke shall be confined in the state prison for and during his natural life, at hard labor. And provided Condition fürther, that the said Thonias Burke shall in all things submit and consent to such confinement.

AN ACT authorising the building a fire proof Clerk's Gfrice, in

the county of Oncisla.

Passed April 5, 1819., 1. Be it macled hy the people of the State of New York, reprc sented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be the duty of this

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supervisors of the county of Oneida, and they are hereby authoriseer

and required, at their next appual meeting, to cause the sum of two 2000 dollars thousand dollars to be levied on the freeholders and inhabitants of the to be levied. said county, together with the additional sum of five cents on each

dollar, for collecting the same ; which said sums shall be raised, How col

levied and collected in the same manner as the otber contingent lected.

charges of the said county are raised, levied and collected.

II. And be it further enacteil, That Charles C. Broadhead, Commis Francis A Bloodgood and Joseph Jennings be, and they are hereby sioners.

appointed commissioners, to purchase a lot, contract for, superiotend and cause to be erected, in the village of Utica, iu such place asthey or a majority of them may deem proper, a good and sufficient fire proof building, for the safe keeping the books, records and all the public papers of the said county of Oneida. Aod when the said building shall be completed, the said books, records and papers shal be removed thereto, and the same shall thereafter be the clerk's office of the county of Oneida.

III. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer of the county Money to be

of Oneida shall, and he is hereby required to pay over to the order vaid over to of a majority of the commissiouers before pamed, the sum of money them. directed to be raised in and by the first section of this act ; and the

said commissioners, as soon as the said clerk's office shall be comTheit ac pleted, shall exhibit to the supervisors of said county a just and true counts to be account of their expenditures; and the said supervisors shall audit audited. the said accounts, and if satisfactory to them, allow the same; and Overplus to be paid into the overplus money, if any there be, shall by them, within thirty He treasury days thereafter, be paid iuto the treasury of the county of Opeida.


AN ACT regulating the working of highroays in the towns of

Rye and Mamaroneck.

Passed April 5, 1816. WHEREAS the inhabitants of the towns of Rye and MamaroDeck, in the county of Westchester have, by their petitions to the Legislature, represented that a great part of the road in the said towns is turnpike road, and is maintained by the president and directors of the Westchester turnpike road, and that the quantity of labor required by law is not necessary to keep in repair the residue of the roads in the said towns, and praying relief in the premises : Therefore,

I. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the commissioners of highways in the towns of Rye and Mamaroneck, shall bot assess upon the inhabitants of any road district thereof, subject to work upon highways, a greater aumber of days than such commissioners shall judge necessary to keep the roads in such district in repair, any thing in the act, entitled “an act to regulate bighways,” to the contrary notwithstanding. Provided' always, that each inhabitant shall be assessed at least one day in each and every year ; and that whenever it shall happen that a greater quantity of work shall be required

Highway work how assessed.

to keep the said roads and highways ip repair, than shall have been Assessment assessed by the said commissioners, such excess shall be assessed may be

creased. upon the inhabitants of the said towns subject to work upon highways, in the manner and in such proportion as shall appear to the said commissioners right and reasonable, having due regard to the property and abilities of the persons liable to work on said highways, taking into consideration at the same time the labor already performed in the same year by the several persons so liable to work on said highways.

II. And be it furthor enacted, That the act, entitled “ an act Former act regulating the working of highways in the town of Mamaroneck,” repealed. passed April 14th, 1815, be and the same is hereby repealed.

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CHAP. LXXX. AN ACT to enable the Mayor, Recorder and Adermen of the city of New York to raise money by tax.

Passed April 5, 1816. I. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the mayor, recorder and aldermen of the city of New York, as the supervisors of the city and county of New-York, or a majority of them, of whom the mayor or recorder shall be one, shall be and hereby are empowered as soon 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 inhabitants of, and situated withio the said city, and to be collected, more a sum not exceeding ninety thousand dollars, to be applied to the exceed support and maintenance of the poor of the said city and county, the 90,000 dola. support and maintenance of criminal persons, the support and repairs of the bridewell 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, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, the making, regulating, repairing and improving How to be the public roads in said city and county, the defraying of other con- applied. tipgent expenses arising within and properly chargeable to the said city and county, and for 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 9th day of April, 1813, entitled “ an act to reduce several laws relatiog 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 situate within the said wards respectively where they shall happen as aforesaid ; and also a further sum, not A further exceeding seventy thousand dollars, by a tax on the estates, real and sum, not personal, of the freeholders and inhabitants of and situate within the exceeding

70,000 dic. said city, to the southward of a line beginning at the North river at ma

mver at may be a place called Deklype's ferry, a little to the northward of the state assessed. prison, and rupping thence easterly in front of the new bank houses,

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