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CHAP. VI. An ACT to render the Provoost of Columbia College,
in the city of New York, eligible to be a Trustee thereof.
Passed February 14, 1812. HEREAS the trustees of Columbia College
have, by their petition, prayed that the Provoost of the said college may be made eligiole as a Trustee of said College :
Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for the provoost of Columbia College, in the city of New York, for the time being, to be elected and act as a trustee of the said college, any thing contained in the act, entitled "an act relative to Columbia College in the city of New York,” or in any other act or charter of the said college to the contrary notwithstanding.
CHAP. VII. An ACT for the relief of the settlers on the Cayuga Reservation, and for other purposes.
Passed February 14, 1812. IB ,
E it enacted by the people of the state of NewThat the present occupants of the lots in the late Cayuga reservation, which have heretofore reverted, or shall hereafter revert to the state, shall be entitled to the pre-emption right to the land which they respectively possess : Provided, That they shall respectively pay to the Treasurer one-eighth of the appraised value thereof, with interest thereon from the time the appraisement of such lot may have been filed in the Secretary's office, and the expenses which have accrued on the foreclosure of the original mortgages, and exe. cute a bond and mortgage for the residue of the said appraised value, payable in six equal annual payments, with interest at the rate of six per cent per annum, on or before the first day of January next, in cases in which the appraisements thereof have already been filed in the office of the Secretary of this state; and in cases in which the value has not been appraised, shall
make the like payment, and in like manner execute a bond and mortgage within six months after such appraisements shall be filed in the said office : And
provided further, That in cases in which the occupant or occupants shall hold as tenant or tenants, or in any
other way by contract for the benefit of some other person, that the landlord, or him for whose benefit he or they shall hold, shall be considered the person entitled to the benefit of this act : And provided further, That unless the said occupants shall comply with the terms aforesaid within the times above limited, they shall forfeit all claims to be compensated for their improvements on the sale of the said lots respectively.
II. And be it further enacted, That in every case of a sale by the Attorney-General, by virtue of any mortgage given for money belonging to the school fund, it shall be lawful for him, upon payment of interest in arrear, with the costs of such sale, and one-eighth part of the principal of such mortgages, to take from the purchaser a bond for the residue of the mortgage money to the people of this state, payable in six equal yearly instalments, with lawful interest: Provided always, That the title to the lands to be mortgaged shall be clear, and the lands, exclusive of the buildings thereon, shall be worth double the principal of such mortgage.
III. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Attorney-General to specify the terms aforesaid in the advertisement of every such sale.
CHAP VIII. An ACT to repeal the act, entitled “ an act for the benefit of Insolvent Debtors and their Creditors.”
Passed February 14, 1812.
York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the act, entitled “an act for the benefit of insolvent debtors and their creditors,” passed April 3d, 1811, also the amendment to the same, passed April 9, 1811, be and the same are hereby repealed : Provided always, That such repeal shall not take effect with respect to any person who has heretofore applied for the benefit
of the said act, and has obtained an order for giving notice of his application in the mode prescribed by the said act.
Passed February 21, 1812. 1. E it enacted by the people of the state of New
York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the district of country contained within the follow
ing bounds: beginning on the north side of major AbraThe bounds ham's creek, in the town of Kinderhook, at the hollow of continente above the Little Falls, thence extending down the said
creek to a small run of water, thence following the east side of the said run of water, north three degrees, east fifteen chains; thence east twenty-six chains; thence south fifteen chains, to the place of beginning, shall hereafter be known and distinguished by the name of Columbia-ville, and that the trustees of the Columbia manufacturing soci, ty for the time being, shall, for all the purposes herein after mentioned, be the trustees of the said village.
II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees Powers of shall have all the powers relating to fire-engines and
lative to firemen within their said bounds, which are given by ing fires. the act, entitled “an act for the better extinguishing
of fires in the town of Kingston, in the county of Ulster, passed 24th of March, 1797," and that the fire. company or companies formed by them, shall have the same privileges that are given to the several firemen in towns and villages in this state ; and that a certificate of the trustees, under the seal of the incorporation, shall be evidence of the appointment of firemen in all cases; and shall also have and enjoy full power and absolute authority to make, lay out, alter, amend or abolish, all and any street or public highways now existing, or which may hereafter exist.
III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall be entitled to direct the distribution of all assessments for repairs of highways, under the laws for that purpose provided, within the bounds aforesaid, and
Relative to repairing highways.
may from time to time appoint an agent to receive from the overseers of highways for the town of Kinderhook, a copy of such assessment, and direct the time and place of performing the labor within the said bounds, which agent, so appointed, shall be deemed to have all the powers of an overscer of the highways within the said village.
IV. And be it further enacted, That all articles of machinery, materials for manufacturing, or manufac- Machinery, tured articles, belonging to the said company, shall be seizure by free from any seizure by execution or distress for any debts or claims for rents or services, except such execution or claim be against the said company in whose hands soever the same may be.
the Mohawk Turnpike and Bridge Company," and
Passed February 21, 1812.
Preamble Mohawk turnpike company have, by their petition, represented that the Mohawk turnpike and bridges thereon, are greatly out of repair, and that the toll houses on said road have not yet been erected, and that the annual income of said road is not sufficient to defray the expense of the complete reparation thereof, together with the erecting of said toll houses : also, that the company, as well as the public in general, suffer great inconvenience from the running of large waggons, carrying great weight, with narrow tire, whereby the road is much injured : also, that the present distance of ten miles exactly, at which the company are compelled to place their gates, is very inconvenient and in some cases impracticable : Therefore,
I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of NewYork, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for the president and directors of determine di said
company to procure, on loan, such sum or sums of procure on money as they may deem necessary for repairing said pair the road turnpike road, rebuilding or repairing the bridges there, and bridges,
on, and erecting the necessary toll houses and gates and further, that it shall and may be lawful for said president and directors to pledge the annual proceeds or income of said road, either by conditional transfer, or otherwise as thy shall deem expedient, to reimburse such person or bodies corporate as may advance the sum or sums of money required, together with the lawful interest thereon, or to secure the person or persons, on whose individual responsibility any sum or sums of money may be obtained for the benefit of said company, and to be expended for the purposes aforesaid, by the said president and directors, or their authorised agent or agents.
II. And be it further enacted, That the said presi. Rates of toll dent and directors, instead of the rates of toll formerly
demanded in like cases, shall and may receive at each of their gates the following rates of toll : For each waggon
drawn by four horses or oxen, seventy-five cents; for each waggon drawn by five horses or oxen, eightyseven and an half cents; and for each waggon drawn by six horses or oxen, one dollar, and one-fifth of said rate of toll if the tire of the said waggons shall be six inches broad or upwards; and further, that any person or persons who shall take off from said waggons any horse or horses, ox or oxen, when they arrive near any gate on said turnpike; or shall take round said gate any carriage or carriages, or horse or horses, ox or oxen, in order to defraud said company, shall forfeit to said company for each offence five dollars, to be sued for and recovered by action of debt, in the name of the treasurer of said company : Provided, That persons moving with their famili s and household furniture shall not be subject to the above regulations.
II. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may Gates Gtoll be lawful for the president and directors of the aforebe placed at said company, to place their toll gates and toll houses venient dis- at such distances as they may find most convenient :
Provided, none of said gates are less than eight miles
from each other, except two half-toll gates: And proFurther pro- villed, they have no more than seven whole and two
half-toll gates, on the whole road from Schenectady to Utica : And provided further, That no gate shall be