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OF THE

STATE OF NEW-YORK,

PASSED AT THE

THIRTY-EIGHTH SESSION

OF THE
LEGISLATURE,

BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF ALBANY, THE TWENTY-

SIXTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1814,

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LAWS

OF THE
STATE OF NEW-YORK,
PASSED AT THE THIRTY-EIGHTH SESSION OF THE LE.
GISLATURE, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF *.

ALBANY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1814.

CHAP. I.

An ACT to amend an act, entitled An act to incorporate the
New-York Manufacturing Company."

Passed September 26, 1814. WHEREAS the president and directors of the New-York Man- Preamble. ufacturing Company have, by their memorial presented to the legislature, set forth that they cannot invest and keep employed in the manufacturing establishment contemplated in and by the act which this act is intended to amend, more than the sum of three hundred and fifty thousand dollars with advantage to the interest of the said establishment, and have prayed that the said act may be so amended as that they shall not be required to invest and keep employed, a greater sum than three hundred and fifty thousand dollars in the said manufacturing establishment; and have further prayed that they may work up such wire, as may not be suitable for cards, into other articles : And whereas the said prayer appears reasonable: Therefore,

I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, repre- 300,000 dolls. sented in Senate and Assembly, That the president and directors facturing esa of the New-York Manufacturing Company shall not be required or tablishment. obliged, to invest more than the sum of three hundred and fifty thousand dollars in the manufacturing establishment contemplated in and by their act of incorporation, in lieu and stead of the sum of five hundred thousand dollars directed by the said act: Provided, that it shall not be lawful for the said president and directors of the Proviso. New-York Manufagturing Company, either directly or indirectly, to use or employ, or cause or permit to be used or employed, any part of the said sum of five hundred thousand dollars, or any further part of the capital stock or other monies or funds whatever, ihan the sum of five hundred thousand dollars for that purpose mentioned and limited in and by the eleventh section of the said act hereby amended, in the business of banking, or in or for any business, operation or purpose whatever, except only such as are designated or authorized by the tenth section of the act hereby anended : Provided, that the capital stock of the said company

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be reduced the amount of one hundred and fifty thousand dol

and if the whole capital of the said bank shall have been called then the amount above mentioned shall within six months be repaid to the stock holders.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said corporation shall Wire unsuitable for cards be and hereby are authorized to work up all such wire as may be manother pud manufactured by them, and as may pot be suitable for using in the poses. manufacturing of cards into any articles made principally of wire

for which the said wire may be suitable, and to sell and dispose of the said articles for and on account of the said corporation,

CHAP. II.

An ACT to prevent the apprehension of Britisk Desenters,

Passed October 14, 1814. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Nero-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That if any person or persons, within this state, shall apprehend, arrest or detain, or shall assist, aid or abet in the apprehension, arrest or detention of any British deserter or deserters, knowing him or them to be such, and with intent to return him or them to the enemy, such person or persons, on being thereof convicted, shall be deemed guilty of felony, and shall be sentenced to imprisonment in the state prison for the term

of ten years.

CHAP. III.

An ACT to raise a sum of money in the town of Half-Moon.

Passed October 14, 1814. WHEREAS the freeholders and inhabitants of the town of HalfMoon, in the county of Saratoga, have by their petition set forth, that by the extraordinary freshets during the current year, many important bridges in said town have been swept away, to the great injury of the public traveller, as also to the inhabitants of said town: And whereas by the report of the commissioners of highways of said town, it appears that the sum authorized to be raised by the supervisors of the county, is wholly inadequate to the repairing of said bridges: Therefore,

Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be the duty of the town clerk of the town of Half-Moon aforesaid, on the application of any twelve freeholders of said town, to notify a meeting of the freeholders and inhabitants of said town, in the manner directed by the sixteenth section of the act, entitled “ An act relative to the duties and privileges of towns, passed the nineteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen; and it shall be Jawful for the freeholders and inhabitants of said town, when conyeped in parsuance of such notice, to vote to be raised by tax, an the rateable property of said town, a sum of money for t purposes aforesaid, not exceeding six hundred dollars, which said sum shall be assessed by the assessors of said town for the current year, and collected under a warrant from the supervisor of said town by the collector thereof, and by him paid over to the commissioners of highways of said town, to be by them laid out and expended in rebuilding the said bridges carried away as aforesaid; and if any part of the said sum of money shall remain in the hands of the said commissioners after the rebuilling of the said bridges as aforesaid, or at the next annual town meeting of said town, said commis. sioners shall

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the same over to their successors in office, to be by them expended in completing the objects contemplated by this act.

CHAP. IV.

An ACT for the Collection of Tuxes for the county of Kings.

Passed October 14, 1814. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the supervisors of the respective towns of the county of Kings may deliver their warrants and tax lists to the several collectors for the collection of taxes in. said county, by the first Tuesday of November in the present year; and that the collectors of the several towns in said county shall settle their accounts with the treasurer of the aforesaid county, on or before the first Tuesday in February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.

CHAP. V.

be given

An ACT to amend the act, entitled an act concerning Quit

Rents.

Passed October 14, 1814, I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, re- Notices of presented in Senate and Assembly, That hereafter all lands and more or quit grants liable to be sold for arrears of quit-rent, shall be noticed for rent, how to sale, and be sold in the following manner, and on the following conditions, and not in the manner prescribed in and by the act hereby amended: The comptroller shall cause as many lists or statements of the lands and grants liable to be sold, froin time to time, for arrears of quit-rents, showing the amount due for arrears on each parcel of land and grant, to the last annual day of payment, to be printed, as shall be sufficient to furnish each county clerk, each county treasurer, and each city claraberlain in this state, with five copies, and each town clerk with five copies, and shall thereupon transmit the said copies for the said county treasurers and said ci. ty chamberlains, to such county treasurers and city chamberlains, and the said copies for the said county clerks, and for the town

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