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AN ACT direoting the Surveyor General to eramine and report in

relation to the public lands set apart for the use of the salt works
in the county of Onondaga, and for other purposes.

Passed April 21, 1818.4.
WHEREAS sundry persons have presented their petition, pray.
ing for the passage of a law, directing the sale of the public lands in
the town of Salina, in the county of Onondaga, And whereas, this
legislature are not sufficiently informed on the subject, Therefore,

Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in senate and assembly, That the Surveyor General examine into the state and condition of the public lands, situated in the town of Salioa, in the county of Onondaga, which were set apart for the use of the salt springs, and report to the legistature at their best session, whether it would be expedient and conducive to the interest of this state, to cause a sale to be made of all or any part of the aforesaid lands; and that he also examine tbe outlet of the Salt lake, and report whether any alteration should be made in the chanpel of the outlet, and if any, in what mavoer the same should be made.

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AN ACT to mnend an act, entilled " an act to amend an act, cr.

titled an act to divide the town of Brownville, in the county of... Jefferson.

Passed April 21, 1818. WHEREAS by the act passed March the sixth, in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, to divide the town of Brownville, in the county of Jefferson, certain duties are required to be performed on and after the third Tuesday in March pext, whereas it ought to have expressed March instapt, by reason of which mistake, said duties are postponed for one year: Therefore,

BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, repre- ; sented in Senate and assembly, That the duties designated in the first, third and fourth sections of the act aforesaid, to be performed on and after the third Tuesday in March Dext, be and they are hereby required to be performed as soon as may be after the third Tuesday in May next.

| CHAP. CCLXXXI.
AN ACT furtker to amend the several acts relative to quit Tenis

di Passed April 21, 1818. Duty of I. Be il enacted by the people of the state of New York, represencomtroller. ted in senate and assembly, That the counptroller be, and he is here

by authorised, in all cases where there shall be due any quit rents !
to the people of this state; to settle aod commute for sach quit rents,
by receiviog from any person or persous, owoing any lauds subject
to such reuts, his or their equal proportion of the same, having re-
gard to the quantity of land owoed by such person or persons, and
the proportion it shall bear to the quantity of land contaiged in the
patent or patents, wliereio such quit repts are reserved.

II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the daty of any Quantity of person applyiog to the comptroller to settle and commute for quit anda

land to be rents, by virtue of the several acts hereby amended, or of this act, to furuish to the comptroller such evidence as he shall require, of the quantity of land coolained in the patent whereia the. quit rent, proposed to be settled and commuted for, shall be reserved, and of the land owned by the person or persons so proposiog to settle and commute for the same. .

III. And be it further enacted, That the first clause of the fourth certain section of the act, entitled “ an act directing the redemption of the clause on laads lately sold for quit rents, aod further to amead the act relative foree. to quit reuts,” passed the twelfth day of April, in the year thousand eight hundred and sixteen, be and the same is hereby continued in force until the first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight huodred and twenty.

CHAP. CCLXXXII.

AN ACT to improve the funiks and to provide for the redemption of the funded debt of this state.

Passed April 21, 1818. I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Nero-York, repre- Comptroller sented in senate and assembly, That it shall be the duty of the to sell certain comptroller of this state, with the consent and approbation of the stock of the person administering the governnient thereof, to sell and transfer the he three per cent, stock of the funded debt of the United States, owned proceeds. by the people of this state, and to apply the proceeds to the reducduction of the funded debt of this state, beariug seveo per cent. ioter

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II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the comptroller to borrow on the credit of this state, a sum or sums not 1,000,000 dol.

lars at 6 per exceeding in the whole one million of dollars, at a rate of interest bene not exceeding six per centum per acoum, payable quarter yearly, and for this purpose, at his discretion, to open subscriptions for said,

To open subloan, or to receive sealed proposals therefor, or for any part thereof, scriptions for giving due notice of such subscriptions being opened, or of proposals leer to be received, in at least three of the public newspapers published ed proposals. in the city of New York, and io at least one of those published in the city of Albany ; and the subscriptious, offers or proposals of the holders of the present funded debt of the state, shall have a prefer. Certain bola.

cers of steck to ence over the subscriptions or proposals of others, to the extent of Dove prefer the sums dow held by them of state stocks, by this act proposed to a

the loan or receive seal.

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ficates of

Certificate.

until 1823.

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be paid : Provuled, that nothiog herein contained shall be construei to give them a prefereuce over the subscriptions or proposals of others, which may be more advantageous to the state, and with the moo. nies so loaned, and the anappropriated moties which may be in the treasury, the comptroller shall discharge the residue of the funded

debt of this state. Got. to ap

p. III. And be it further enacted, That the person administering point a cash: the government of this state, be any he is hereby authorised to apin New York poiot the cashier of one of the banks to the city of New York, whose to isste certi- duty it shall be uoder bis hand and an appropriate seal, to issue certifistoek Cates of stock to the subscribers or contractors for said loan, for the

amounts to which they shall be respectively entitled ; and the said Declared transferable.

stock shall be transferable only at the office of the person so to be appointed, agreeably to the rules which may be prescribed by the

comptroller; and sucb certificates shall purport in substance as fola Substance or lows : that the prople of the state of New-York, owe to the personi

or body corporate to be named therein, the sum thereio expressed, beariog an interest at the rate of six per centum per annum, paya

ble quarter yearly, on the first days of the months of January, April, Principal in July and October, and the priucipal to be irredeemable until the redremalle first day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and

twenty-three; and it shall also be the duty of the persons to be appoiated, to enter in proper books to be provided for the purpose, credits to the respective holders of stock, for the sums to which they will be respectively entitled, to transfer the said credits or any part thereof; from time to time as shall be requisite, and to furnish such bauk ia

the city of New York quarter yearly, at least three days before List of stock the said first days of January, April, July and October, with a list

of the stockholders resideut in the southern district of this state, and out of the state, shewing the sums which they may respectively be entitled to receive on the said first days of January, April, July and October, for interest, aod to furnish the couptroller a like list of the stockhviders resident in the middle eastero and westero districts of this state, shewing the sums that they may be respectively entitled to for interest, and no transfers shall be made during the last four

teen days of each quarter Interest on , IV. And be it further enacted, That the interest on the said the stock how

* stock, shall be paid to the stockholders respectively, in the mapper

in which the same haih heretofore been paid, under the act entitled " an act to create a public and transferable stock, and to lay and

collect additional texes for the 11se of this state. Banks may V. And be it further cractad, That it shall be lawful for any Subscribe to bapk within this state, to subscribe to the loan directed to be opened

as aforesaid, and from time to time to sell apd dispose of any stock created io pursuance of this act, and held by such bank, any clause, matter or thing in the act incorporating the sanie potwithstanding.

VI. And be it further enacted, That at any time within five years The state will in five after the said first day of January, in the year one thousand eight 1823, and on

hundred and twenty-three, this state will upon the request of the holrequest of.., der of any stock created pursuant to this act, redeem the same, and der redeem that the whole of the said stock shall at all events be redeemed at his stocks, the expiration of the said five years,

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VII. And be it further enacted, That in case the present stock A tax of one

debt of this state shall be discharged as contemplated by this act, a mill on the 1.g'w em a tax of one will upon each dollar of the valuation of the real and and how to de cea personal estates within this state, shall be aonually, for two years,

raised, levied and collected in the manner directed in and by the e the rati act, entitled “ au act authorising the levying and collecting an apnu

tax for two years, for the use of this state, and to ameod ihe act for : the present the assessment aud collection of taxes,” passed the 24th October,

1814.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That the time for the pay. Time off meot of the debt due from the book of New York to this state, be ment of detit and the same is hereby extended to the said first day of January, by the baby in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, upou con- estended. dition that the ioterest shall be regularly paid thereon, quarter yearly, and the balance which may theu be due from the said bank, or so

Balance dys much thereof as be necessary, together with four hundred thousand dow approacres of the unappropriated lands of this state, are hereby appropria. ted aod pledged for the redemption of the principal of the stock created by this act : Provided nevertheless, that the state reserve to itself Provist. the right of providing other adequaie funds in lieu of those hereby pledged.

IX. And be it further cracted, That it shall be the duty of the Comptroller comptroller, from time to time, whebever there shall be any unap. to apply uppropriated mouey in the treasury, to apply the same to the purchase ted monissa of the stock, created pursuant to this act, if the same can be had at purchase or below the par or nomioal value, and if not, then to apply such money

to the reduction of the debt due to the bank of New York. X. Anil be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the To discharge coniptroller of this state, from time to time, after the said first day debe within a of Jaouary, in the year one thousand eight huodred and twenty criaiu perio three, with the fuuds provided for the purpose, and with any unap. propriated movies which may be in the treasury, to discharge the slock debt which may be created pursuant to this act, as suco as practicable. XI. And be it further enacted, That that the comptroller, bt and

Certificates he is hereby authorised to draw his warrants on the treasurer, kar bocht and the payment of the expense of the certificates of stock, to be its.uent leur pund for pursuant to this act, and for the expense of necessary books and statiovary, to be used for the transfer of state stocks.

XIÍ, And be it further enacted, That the powers and duties of Certain pok: the person to be appointed as aforesaid, for issuing certificates of ers and du stock, and for aitending to and keepiog the accounts of the trausfers person issu. thereof, shall also extend to the stock created or to be created pursu extended to apt to the act, entitled “ an act respectiog navigable communications the act of between the greal western and northern lakes and the atlantic ocean," 1997. passed the 15th April, 1817.

XIII. And be il further enacted, That in case the present stock Tax ofere debt of this state shall be discharged as contemplated by this act, mille on the that the tax of two mills on the dollar of the valuations of the real to certament and persoval estates within this state, directed to be an ually raised is and by the act, eatitled "an act to create a public and transfer

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XIV. And be it further enchel, That the person so as aforesaid stockholders to be appointed to issue certificales of stock, shall anpually on the ed comptrol. first day of January, or as soon thereafter as may be, transmit by

mail to the comptroller a list of the stockholders, shewing the sums held by them respectively of said stock.

XV. And be ii further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Comptroller

* comptroller, by and with the advice of the governor, from time to

time to dispose of any of the bank stock owned by the people of this stock:

state, and with the proceeds of the sales thereof, to purchase the stock created by this act, or to apply the same to the payment of the lozos obtained from the bank of New-York, in the same mabner that he is directed to apply the surplus or unappropriated monies in the treasury.

XVI. And be it further enacted, That if any bank in the city State depo

o of New York shall make the loan of one million of dollars contem

f N . V made in such plated by this act, on terms which shall be more advantageous to York as may the state than it can otherwise be obtained, on condition that a part

bo or the whole of the treasury deposits collected in the city of Nev.

York shall be transfered to such bank, it shall be lawful for the comtroller, with the advice of the governor, to direct the said deposits to be made in such bank.

sits may be

bank in New

loan 1,000,000 dollars to the state,

CHAP. CCLXXXIII.

ted.

AN ACT to amend an act, entitledan act relative to district al

tornies.

Passed April 21, 1818. A district 1, Be it enacted by the people of the state of Nen York, repre. attorney for sented in senate and assembly, That the person admioisteriug the so be approid goveroment of this state, shall, as soon as may be aller the passing of

-- This act, by and with the advice of the coancil of appointment, ap.

poiot and commission a proper person to the office of district attor. pey, in each of the counlits of this state, who shall enter on the du. ties of his office on the first day of July next; each of whom shall be of the degree of counsel in the supreme court, and resident in the couuty for which he shall be appointed; and it shall be the duty of the several district attornies to attend the courts of oyer and terminer and gaol delivery, and general sessions of the peace, to be from time to time held within the counties for which they are or shall be appoioted respectively, and to conduct all prosecutioos for crimes and offences cognizable in the said courts; and the commission herealter to be issued to eada district attorney, shall designate the name

of the coooty for which he shall be so appoioted.

die II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the trict autorney district attorney for the county of Franklio to perform all the duties

now required by law of the district attorney of the fifth district, relative to the St. Regis Iodians. ,

Duty of dis

of Franh lia.

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