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ance Company in the city of New-York .
INCORPORATE THE FIREMEN OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK.
(PASSED THE 20th DAY OF MARCH, 1798.)
Whereas the Firemen of the city of New York have, by their petition to the Legislature, prayed to be incorporated, the more effectually to enable them to provide adequate funds for the relief of disabled and indigent Firemen, and for the purpose of extinguishing fires-- Therefore,
Be it enacted, by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That all such persons as now are, or hereafter shall be Engineers of the Fire Department, or Firemen belonging to any of the Fire Engines of the city of NewYork, shall be, and hereby are ordained, constituted, and declared to be and continue, until the first Tuesday in April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, a body politic, in fact and in name, by the name of the" Fire Department of the city of New-York ;" and that by that name, they and their successors, for the term aforesaid, shall and may have succession, and shall 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 manner of action, suits, complaints, matters and causes whatsoever; and that they and their successors may have a common seal, and may change and alter the same at their pleasure ; and also, that they and their successors by the name of the Fire Department in the city of New York, shall be in law capable of purchasing, holding, and conveying any estate, real or personal, for the use of the said Corporation, provided that the amount of the real and personal estate of the said Corporation shall not at any time exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars.