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CHAP. XVII. AN ACT to umend An Act, entitled An Act to abolish Imprisonment for Debt, in certain cases."

Passed January 29, 1823. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re- Certain per presented in Senate and Assembly, That every person, who by sons compel virtue of the act hereby amended, shall or may be liable to be pro- and testify secuted for a misdemeanor, under the thirteenth section of said act, shall be obliged and compellable to give evidence in any court of law or equity, and to answer any bill in chancery in the same manner, as if the act hereby amended had not been passed, but neither the evidence so given, or answer so to be made, shall be used as evidence against such person so giving evidence, or answering on any prosecution for a misdemeanor, under the thirteenth section of the said act.

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. CHAP. XVIII. AN ACT to divide the Town of Palmyra, in the County of

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... Passed January 20, 1823. J. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, res presented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the pas- sedon et sing of this act, all that part of the town of Palmyra, lying west of ed the line dividing township number twelve, in the second range, and township number twelve, in the third range, in the town of Palmyra, shall be, and the same is hereby erected into a separate town, by the name of Macedon, and the first town meeting shall be held at the dwelling-house of Lydia Porter, in said town, on the second Tuesday of February next. II. And be it further enacted, That the remaining part of the

Residue re town of Palmyra, shall be and remain a separate town by the name citive of Palmyra ; and that the next town meeting shall be held at the mer name place where the last town meeting for the said town of Palmyra was held. HI. And be it further enacted, That the supervisors and over

Poor and mo seers of the poor of the towns of Palmyra and Macedon, shall meet nies divided at the dwelling house of Solomon St. John, in the town of Palmyra, ' . , on the last Tuesday of March next, and apportion all monjes belong

ing to said town of Palmyra, together with all the poor maintain. hued by the said towu of Palmyra, in a just and equitable manner ;

and that each of the towns of Macedon and Palmyra, shall therem. After support their own poor.

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CHAP. XIX..
AN ACT to erect a new Town, from parts of Canajoharie and
Charleston, in the County of Montgomery.

Passed January 29, 1823. Town of Root I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re

presented in Senate and Assembly, That such parts of the towns of Canajoharie and Charleston, as are contained in the following bounds, lo wit : beginning at the place where Prinlup's creek empties into the Mohawk river, in the town of Charleston, and running thence southerly, so as to strike the county line two mniles east of the westerly line of the present town of Charleston; thence westerly along the south bounds of the county, to the west line of the lands of David Gordon, lying in the town of Canajoharie ; thence westerly to the south-east corner of the land or farm on which Goshen Van Alstyne now lives ; thence to the Mohawk river, at the north-west corner of the land of Rynier R. Van Evera ; thence down the river to the place of beginning; be, and hereby is erected into a new town, by the name of Root; and that the first town meeting be held at ihe house of James Lewis, innholder, in the said town, on the second Tuesday of February next; and that the next town meeting be on the first Tuesday of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, and so annually on the

first Tuesday of March thereafier. Poor and mo 11. And be it further enacted, That as soon as may be, after nies divided the first Tuesday of March next, the supervisors and overseers of

the poor of the said towns respectively, on notice being given for that purpose, by the supervisors of the said towns of Canajoharie, Charlesion, and Root, shall meet together and divide the money and poor belonging to the said towns of Canajoharie and Charleston, previous to the division thereof, agreeable to the last tax list; and that each of the said towns of Canajoharie, Charleston, and Root, shall forever thereafter support their own poor.

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CHAP. XX,
AN ACT to divide the Town of Perrysbungh, in the County of

Cottaraugus.

Passed January 29, 1823. Town of Otto -1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re

· presented in Senate and Assembly, That frown and after the se'cond Monday in February next, all that part of the town of Perrysburgh, comprising townships number five in the seventh and eighth ranges of the Holland Land Company's land, and so much of the sixth township in the seventh range, and sixth township in the eighth range, as lays on the south side of the Cattaraugus creek, and past of the south branch of the said Cattaraugus creek, shall be erected into a separate town, by the name of Otto; and that the first town meeting to be held therein, shall be held at the house of Ephrain Brown, on the second Tuesday of February

next; and that from and after the said second Tuesday of February next, the annual town meeting shall be held in the said town of Otto, on the first Tuesday in March ; and that all the reinaining part of the town of Perrysburgh, be and remain a separate town, and ibat the first town meeting to be held therein, shall be held at the school house, near Phinehas Spencer's, in said towa.

II. And be it further enacted, That as soon as may be, after Poor and me the first Tuesday in March next, the supervisors and overseers of nies divided the poor in and for the towns of Perrysburgh and Otto, shall, by notice to be given by the supervisors of Perrysburgh and Olio, meet together and apportion the poor maintained by the town of Perrysburgh previous to the aforesaid division; and also to divide the money which shall be in the hands of the overseers of the poor of the town of Perrysburgh, on the first Tuesday in March next; aud that the said towns of Perrysburgh and Orto shall thereafter each maintain its own poor.

CHAP. XXI,
AN ACT for the Relief of the Town of Florence, in the

County of Oneida.

Passed January 29, 1823. WHEREAS it is represented, that in the town of Florence, in Preamble the county of Oneida, the amount of taxes which is collected from residents, is so small, that no person will consent to serve as collector, unless he shall be entitled to receive a commission on the amount of taxes charged on land owned by non-residents, as well as the amount which he may levy and collect: Therefore,

1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, re- Allowance to presented in Senale and Assembly, That the treasurer of the a collector of county of Oneida, in the settlement of the account of the collector of the town of Florence, for the present year, shall allow him a commission of five per cent on the amount of taxes on non-resident lands, which he may return as unpaid.

1. And be it further enacted, That the time limited for the Time extend collection of taxes, and the settlement of the accounts of collec. ed in collect

ing certain tors, shall, so far as relates to the collector of the said town of taxes Florence. be extended to the first day of March next; and that it shall be lawful for the collector of said town, to enforce the collection of said taxes, at any time previous to said first day of March ; and that hereafter the board of supervisors of said county, may allow to the collector of said town, such additional compensation for his services, as to said board shall seem just and equitable: Pro- Provilo' vided, That this act shall not be construed to authorise the treasurer of said county, at any time, to charge such allowance, or any part thereof, against the state ; and that this act shall continue in force for four years.

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CHAP. XXII. AN ACT to divide the Town of Scipio, and 10 ereci a Town froir parts of Aurelius and Scipio, in the County of Cayuga.

Passed January 30, 1823. Town of Led I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, reyard erected presented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the pas

sing of this act, that all that part of the town of Scipio, in the county of Cayuga, comprised within the following bouodaries, that is to say : beginning at the south-east corner of lot number ninetytwo, in said towa; running thence north on the east lines of lots vumber pinety-two, eighty-one, seventy, fifty-eight and forty-five, to the south line of lot number thirty-six; thence west, so far that a line drawn due north, would meet the south-east corner of the Cayuga Reservation, in Scipio ; thence north on the east line of said Reservation, to what is commonly called the north fork of Gearheart's creek, or, the great gully in the east Cayuga Reservation, in said town of Scipio; thence westwardly, pursuing the course of said creek, or gully, to the east line of lot number seventeen, in the Cayuga Residence Reservation ; thence south to the south-east corner of said lot number seventeen ; thence west on the south line of said lot to the Cayuga lake; thence south on the west line of said town to the south-west corner of said town of Scipio ; thence east on the south line of said town, to the place of beginning; shall be, and hereby is erected into a separate town, by the name of Ledyard; and that the first town meeting be held at the house now occupied by John Swan, innkeeper, in the village

of Aurora, in said town of Scipio. Town of Ve 11. And be it further enacted, That so much of the remaining bice erecied part of said town, comprised within the following boundaries, that

is to say : beginning at the south-west corner of lot number ninety-three ; thence east, on the south line of said town, to the southeast corner thereof: thence norih, on the east line of said town, to the north-east corner of lot number fifty-thrée : thence west, on the north lives of loks nuinber fifty-three, fifty-two, fifty-one, fifty, forty-nine, forty-eight, forty-seven, and forty-six, to the northwest corner of said lot number forty-six : thence south, on the west lines of lots number forty-six, tisiy-nine, seventy-one, eightytin, and ninety-three, to the place of beginning ; shall be, and hereby is erected into one other separate towii, by the name of Venice; and that the first town meeting be held at the house now occupied by Jacob Young, innkeeper, in said town of Scipio; and all the remaining part of the said town of Scipio, not hereinafter included in the town of Spring Port, shall be, and hereby is erect

ed into one other separate town, by the name of Scipio; and that , the first town meeting be held at the house now occupied by Jared.

Beardsley, innkeeper, in said town of Scipio. oxu of Ill. And be it further enacted, That from and after the pas Spring port sing of this act, that all those parts of the said towns of Scipio and

Aurelius, in the said county of Cayuga, comprised within the fole lowing boundaries, that is to say: beginning at the south-west corner of lot number seventeen, in the Residence Reservation, in

the said town of Scipio : thence north, on the west lines of the said towns of Scipio and Aurelius, to the north-west corner of lot number seventy, in the east Cayuga Reservation, in the said town of Aurelius : thence east, on the north lines of lots number seventy, seventy-one, seventy-two, seventy-three. seventy-four, and seventy-five, to the east line of the east Cayuga Reservation : thence south, on the east line of said Reservation, to what is commonly called the north fork of Gearheart's creek, or, the Great Gully, in the said Reservation, in the said town of Scipio ; thence westwardly, pursuing the course of said creek, or gully, to the east line of lot number seventeen, in the Cayuga Residence Reservation : thence south, to the south-east corner of said lot number seventeen : thence west, on the south line of said lot, to the place of beginning ; shall be, and hereby is erected into a separate town, by the name of Spring Port; and that the first town meeting be held at the house vow occupied by John Yawger, inokeeper, in the said town of Aurelius.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the supervisors and over- Poor and mo seers of the poor, to be elected for the said towns of Ledyard, Ve- wiele do

nies to be di nice, Scipio, and Spring Port, shall meet together at the house of Seymour Partlow, in said town of Scipio, on the second Tuesday in May next, and apportion the money and poor belonging to the said town of Scipio at the time of passing this act, among the said lowns hereby erected, according 10 the last tax list : Provided Proviso. however, That the said town of Spring Port receive the said money and poor, according as it is interested in the said town of Scipio at the passing of this act; and that each of the said towos shall ibereafter waintain and support their own poor.

V. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Provision as commissioners for the time being, elected under the act, entitled to certain An act authorizing the sale of lot number one, in the town of nies, &c Scipio,” passed 2d February, 1821, to meet with the supervisors and commissioners of common schools of the said towns of Ledyard, Venice, Scipio, and Spring Port, on the second Tuesday in May next, at the house of Seymour Partlow, in the said town of Scipio, and to apportion among each of the said towns, the monies remaining in their hands upappropriated, together with the bonds and mortgages taken by them on the sale of said lot, or of any loans made by them, according to the last tax list, and to pay over and deliver up to the commissioners of common scbools of the said lowns respectively, their proportion of said monies, bonds, and mortgages, to be appropriated as aforesaid ; and the said commissioners of common schools for the said towns, and their successors in office, are hereby authorised and required to apply the monies in their hands, and the principal and interest arising from the said bonds and mortgages, in the inanner prescribed by the said recited act, and according to the true intent and meaning thereof: Pro- Proviso vided however, That the said town of Spring Port receive the said monies, bonds, and mortgages, according as it is interested in the said town of Scipio, at the passing of this act,

VI. And be it further enacted, That the trustees of the town Further like i of Aurelius, under the act conceruing gospel and school lots, passed provision April 28, 1813, together with the supervisors and commissioners of common schools of the said towns of Aurelius and Spring Port,

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