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for three years, and until others shall be chosen in their places. The five persons named in the first section of this act, shall be the first trustees, and shall hold their offices until the first Tuesday in January, eighteen hundred and fortyfour, and until others be chosen.

$ 3. The said corporation may acquire, take and hold a May aclot or tract of land, not exceeding ten acres; which land, quire land. when acquired by said corporation and their grantees, shall be used exclusively as a cemetery or place for burial of the dead, and it shall be surveyed, and a suitable portion thereof shall be set off for a potter's field, as a place of interment for the stranger and the indigent, free of expense. The residue shall be subdivided into lots of a convenient size, and numbered; and a map of said survey shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the county of Chautauque. The trustees may then sell and convey such lots on such terms and at such prices as they shall agree oli. The conveyances shall be made under the seal of the said corporation, and signed by the president and secretary thereof; but all moneys obtained by such sales, shall be applied by said trustees to the payment of the purchase money of the land acquired by said corporation, and to improving and embellishing the same as a cemetery.

§ 4. An election shall be held on the first Tuesday of Jan-Election. uary, eighteen hundred and forty-four, and every first Tuesday in January in every third year thereafter, at such time and place in the said village of Westfield, as the trustees shall appoint. Notice of such election shall be given by posting a notice thereof in three public places in said village of Westfield, at least fourteen days previous to the time of holding the same. The election shall be by ballot, and every owner of a lot or lots shall have a vote for every lot he may own: and the five persons being lot owners, who shall have a inajority of all the votes given, shall be declared duly elected trustees. The trustees shall have power to fill any vacancy which may occur during their term of office: and if it shall so happen that an election shall not be had on the day designated by this act, the corporation shall not for that cause be dissolved, but the election may be held on any other day, giving notice thereof as hereinbefore directed.

$5. The said cemetery shall be, and hereby is, declared Exemption exempt from all public taxes, rates and assessments, and &c. shall not be liable on execution, but the proprietors and their heirs, devisees or assigns may forever hold the same, entirely and totally exempt therefrom, so long as the same shall remain dedicated to the purposes of a cemetery.

§ 6. The said corporation shall possess the general pow- General ers, and be subject to the liabilities and provisions contained

from taxes,

powers.

in title third of chapter eighteenth of part first of the Re

vised Statutes. Right to re- § 7. The legislature may at any time alter or repeal this

act.

$ 8. This act shall take effect immediately.

peal.

CHAP. 16.

Title to cer

ed.

AN ACT concerning the title of The Trustees of the

New-York Society Libraryto certain real estate in the city of New-York..

Passed February 14, 1843, by a two-third vote. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The title of “ The trustees of the New-York Society ty confirms Library” to the two lots of ground in the city of New York,

on which their library stands, bounded westwardly in front by Broadway; eastwardly in the rear by land now or late of Ebenezer Clark; southwardly by Catharine-lane; and northwardly by Leonard Street; one of which lots was conveyed to the said trustees by Ebenezer Clark and wife, by deed bearing date the thirtieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six: and the other of which lots was conveyed to the said trustees, by “The New-York Atheneum," by deed bearing date the sixteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, is hereby confirmed to the said “ The Trustees of the New-York Society Library," their successors and assigns forever, to the same extent only, as if there were no conditions, prohibitions, limitations or restrictions in the charter of said corporation, as to the yearly or total value or amount of the real estate to be held by the said trustees or their successors.

§ 2. It shall and may be lawful for the said corporation to mortgaged. mortgage the real estate in this act described, or any part

thereof, in fee simple or for any less estate, to any person or persons, and for such consideration as to the said trustees shall appear expedient.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Real estate

when to be held.

CHAP. 17.
AN ACT to change the day of election for directors of the

Shoharie Kill Bridge Company.

Passed February 16, 1843, by a two-third vote. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Se.. nate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$1. The annual election for directors of the Schoharie Election Kill Bridge Company for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, and for every year thereafter shall be held, and such directors shall be elected on the first Tuesday of March in each year.

§ 2. So much of the act entitled “ An act to incorporate Repeal. the president, directors and company of the Schoharie Kill Bridge Company," passed March 30, 1802, and of the act entitled " An act to amend the act entitled “ An act to incorporate the Schoharie Kill Bridge Company, and for extending the limits of the road therein mentioned,"" passed March 29, 1811, as are inconsistent with the first section of this act, are hereby repealed.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. 18.

AN ACT to confirm the official acts of John Sigourney, as county treasurer for the county of Jefferson.

Passed February 16, 1843. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. All the official acts of John Sigourney, by him per- Official acts formed as county treasurer for the county of Jefferson, since confirmed. the fifteenth day of November last, shall be held to be of the same force and validity as if the said John Sigourney had, before performing such official acts, taken and filed an oath of office at the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

§ 2. All liabilities and forfeitures incurred by the said Liabilities John Sigourney, for having entered upon the performance of and forfeit: the duties of the said office without having taken and filed ted. such oath of office, and for omitting to do so within the time prescribed by law, are hereby remitted.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Right to repeal.

in title third of chapter eighteenth of part first of the Revised Statutes.

$ 7. The legislature may at any time alter or repeal this act.

$ 8. This act shall take effect immediately.

Title to cer.

ed.

CHAP. 16.
AN ACT concerning the title of The Trustees of the

New-York Society Library" to certain real estate in the
city of New-York..

Passed February 14, 1843, by a two-third vote. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The title of “ The trustees of the New-York Society to come to open a Library” to the two lots of ground in the city of New York,

on which their library stands, bounded westwardly in front by Broadway; eastwardly in the rear by land now or late of Ebenezer Clark; southwardly by Catharine-lane; and northwardly by Leonard Street; one of which lots was conveyed to the said trustees by Ebenezer Clark and wife, by deed bearing date the thirtieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six: and the other of which lots was conveyed to the said trustees, by “The New-York Atheneum," by deed bearing date the sixteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, is hereby confirmed to the said " The Trustees of the New-York Society Library," their successors and assigns forever, to the same extent only, as if there were no conditions, prohibitions, limitations or restrictions in the charter of said corporation, as to the yearly or total value or amount of the real estate to be held by the said trustees or their successors.

$ 2. It shall and may be lawful for the said corporation to mortgaged. mortgage the real estate in this act described, or any part

thereof, in fee simple or for any less estate, to any person or persons, and for such consideration as to the said trustees shall appear expedient.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Real estate

held.

CHAP. 17.
AN ACT to change the day of election for directors of the

Shoharie Kili Bridge Company.

Passed February 16, 1843, by a two-third vote. The People of the State of New York, represented in Se.. nate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The annual election for directors of the Schoharie Election Kill Bridge Company for the year one thousand eight hun- when to be dred and forty-three, and for every year thereafter shall be held, and such directors shall be elected on the first Tuesday of March in each year.

§ 2. So much of the act entitled “ An act to incorporate Repeal. the president, directors and company of the Schoharie Kill Bridge Company,” passed March 30, 1802, and of the act entitled " An act to amend the act entitled An act to incorporate the Schoharie Kill Bridge Company, and for extending the limits of the road therein mentioned," " passed March 29, 1811, as are inconsistent with the first section of this act, are hereby repealed.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. 18.

AN ACT to confirm the official acts of John Sigourney, as county treasurer for the county of Jefferson.

Passed February 16, 1843. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. All the official acts of John Sigourney, by him per- Official acts formed as county treasurer for the county of Jefferson, since confirmed. the fifteenth day of November last, shall be held to be of the same force and validity as if the said John Sigourney had, before performing such official acts, taken and filed an oath of office at the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

§ 2. All liabilities and forfeitures incurred by the said Liabilities John Sigourney, for having entered upon the performance of and forfeitthe duties of the said office without having taken and filed ted. such oath of office, and for omitting to do so within the time prescribed by law, are hereby remitted.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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