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Time extended to collect taxes.

§ 2. If the collector of said town shall renew his security to the satisfaction of the supervisor, or in case of his absence, of the town clerk of said town, the time for the collection and making final returns of the taxes of said town, shall be extended thirty days from the first day of February

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP. S.
AN ACT to extend the time for the collection of taxes for

the year 1842.

Passed January 25, 1843. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. If any collector of taxes in any of the towns or cicollect tax. ties of this state, except the city of New-York, shall within esire to wins the time now provided by law, pay over all moneys by him

collected, and shall within ten days thereafter renew his bond to the satisfaction in towns of the supervisor of such towns, or in his absence of the town clerk, and in any cities a majority of the supervisors of such city, to be expressed in writing on such bond, which bond shall be filed and have the effect of a collector's bond as provided by law, the time for collecting the taxes and making the returns thereof by such collector, shall be extended to the first day of March.

8 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. 9.
AN ACT for the relief of persons imprisoned for contempts

in certain cases.

Passed January 31, 1843. The people of the State of New York, represented in Se

nate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Sec. 20, title § 1. The twentieth section of title thirteen of part three s.'amended. chapter eight of the Revised Statutes, is hereby amended so

as to read as follows, to wit: If the court shall adjudge the defendant to have been guilty of the misconduct alleged, and that such misconduct was calculated to, or actually did, defeat, impair, impede or prejudice the rights or remedies of any party in a cause or matter depending in such court, it

shall proceed to impose a fine or to imprison him, or both, as the nature of the case shall require; but in all cases which have arisen or may hereafter arise under the provisions of this title, the court or tribunal ordering such imprisonment, may in their discretion, (in cases of inability to perform the requirements imposed,) relieve the person or persons so imprisoned, in such manner and upon such terms as they shall deem just and proper.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP, 10. AN ACT to confirm the official acts of Emery Sampson, a justice of the peace.

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Passed January 31, 1843. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. All the proceedings which have been by and before official acts Emery Sampson, as a justice of the peace of the town of confirmed. Concord, in the county of Erie, and all official acts done by him since the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, shall be held to be of the same force and validity as if the said Emery Sampson had taken the oath of office in the manner and within the time prescribed by law.

§ 2. All liabilities and forfeitures incurred by the said Liabilities Emery Sampson for having executed any of the duties of and forfeitsaid office of justice of the peace, without having taken the ted. oath of office in the manner and within the time prescribed by law, are hereby remitted.

83. This act shall not affect the right of any party to any Saving suit or legal proceedings which may have been had or commenced in consequence of the invalidity of any proceedings before the said justice previous to its

its passage. § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP. 11. AN ACT for the relief of Mumford Clark, collector of school district number six, in the town of Pittsford.

Passed January 31, 1843. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Se

nate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Money to be $1. The taxable inhabitants of school district number six, raised by

in the town of Pittsford, in the county of Monroe, are hereby authorized at their first or any subsequent meeting, to impose a tax on said district sufficient to pay the whole or any part of the amount of a judgment rendered in the supreme court in favor of Mortimer F. Delano, administrator with the will annexed of James K. Guernsey deceased, against Mumford Clark, collector of said district, together with the interest thereon, and such sum in addition thereto, as the said taxable inhabitants at said meeting, or a majority thereof, may be satisfied is justly due to the said Mumford Clark for his expenditures and trouble in and about the defence of the said suit, the said tax to be levied and collected in the same manner as other school taxes imposed in said district, and paid over to the said Mumford Clark.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. 12.

Board to receive and expend

AN ACT to amend an act entitled An act in relation to

common schools in the city of Hudson,passed May 26, 1841.

Passed January 31, 1843. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The board of superintendents appointed or to be

appointed under the act hereby amended, are hereby authorschool mo- ized to receive all the moneys intended for the support of com

mon schools in and for the city of Hudson, and to expend the

same as provided in said act. Duty of

2. It shall be the duty of the treasurer of the county of surer and Columbia, and of the collectors of taxes in and for the city collection of Hudson, and of the collectors of rate bills, under the pro

visions of the act hereby amended, to pay over directly to the said board of superintendents, all the moneys that may come into the hands of said treasurer and said collectors re

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spectively intended for the benefit and support of common schools in said city.

§ 3. The reduction of the amount of moneys to be raised Reduction by tax in said city, provided for in the ninth section of the made. act hereby amended, shall not be made till the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three.

$ 4. All the provisions of the act hereby amended which Repeal. conflict with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

85. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. 13,

AN ACT to amend an act entitled An act to authorize

the supervisors of the county of Monroe, to raise money to improve their poor-house and enlarge the farm attached thereto, and for other purposes,passed February 25, 1840.

Passed February 3, 1813. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The payment of two thousand dollars of the princi- Time for pal of the sum of money authorized to be loaned to the payment excounty of Monroe, by the act entitled, “An act to authorize the supervisors of the county of Monroe, to raise money to improve their poor-house and enlarge the farm attached thereto, and for other purposes,” passed February 25th, 1840, is hereby extended one year from the fifteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three; and such principal shall be paid in two equal annual instalments, the first of which instalments to be paid on the fifteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, and the other of said instalments on the fifteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, the interest upon the whole sum remaining unpaid to be paid annually on the fif teenth day of February in cach year, at the rate of seven

8 2. A tax shall be raised to pay the interest and princi- Money to be pal of said loan as the same shall become due, according to raised by the provisions of the preceding section, in the same manner as is prescribed in the second section of the aforesaid act; and all the provisions of that section shall be deemed applicable to, and form a part of this act.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP. 14. .
AN ACT to confirm the official acts of Stephen H. Johnson,

a Master in Chancery.

Passed February 3, 1843. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Se

nate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Official acts § 1. The official acts of Stephen H. Johnson, a master in confirmed.

chancery for the county of Schenectady, and all proceedings which have been had by and before him as such master, shall be held and adjudged to be of the same force, effect and validity as if the said Stephen H. Johnson had executed and filed a bond with sureties, pursuant to and within the time required by the act entitled “ An act requiring masters in chancery to give sureties," passed March 23, 1833.

§ 2. That on filing the bond required by the said act, the said master may proceed and close up all business which has been commenced by and before him, in the same manner and with the like effect as if the said act had not been passed.

$3. This act shall not affect any suit or legal proceedings which may have been had or commenced, in consequence of the illegality of any proceedings had by or before the said Stephen H. Johnson as such master in chancery, previous

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

On filing bond, lo close up business.

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to its passage.

CHAP. 15.

AN ACT to incorporate the Westfield Cemetery Association.

Passed February 14, 1843, by a two-third vote. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Se

nate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Corpora- § 1. George Hall, Augustin U. Baldwin, Hiram Tiffany, tion created James D. Carlisle, Hoel Beadle, and such other persons as

may hereafter associate with them, are hereby constituted a body corporate, by the name of the “ Westfield Cemetery Association, with power to take, hold and convey real and personal estate in the town of Westfield, county of Chautauque, to the use of the said corporation, to an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars.

§ 2. The estate, stock, property and affairs of the said

corporation shall be managed by trustees to be elected in naged.

the manner hereinafter directed, who shall hold their offices

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