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LAWS

OF THE

State of New-¥ork,

PASSED THE FORTY-SIXTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE,
BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF ALBANY, THE

FIRST DAY OF JANUARY, 1823.

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AN ACT' for the relief of the Collectors of the several Towns in the County of Allegany.

Passed January 16, 1823.

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WHEREAS it has been represented to this legislature, that the Presiden supervisors of the county of Allegaøy, did in the year one thousånd eight hundred and twenty-one, omit delivering their warrants and assessment rolls, to the collectors of the several towns in said county, properly annexed, signed and sealed by a majority of them, before the first day of November, as the law directs.-And whereas suits have been, and many more may be, brought against the several collectors, on account of the alleged illegality of said warrants : Therefore,

BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, re. Certain was presented in Senate and Assembly, That all of the warrants, and rants, &c assessment rolls, made and delivered by the said supervisors, to any of the collectors of the several towns, in the said county of Allegany, before the tenth day of November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, be, and the same are hereby confirmed and declared, as good and effectual in law, as though they had been annexed, signed, sealed, and delivered to the said, collectors, before the first day of November, in each year, as the law directs : Provided, That this act shall have no effect on any Provisa suit heretofore commenced.

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CHAP. II.
AN ACT to amend the Act, entitled An Act to erect a new Town

from the north part of the Town of Bath, in the County of
Steuben, and also to amend the Act, entitled An Act to divide
the Towns of Wayne and Addison, in the County of Steuben,
and to alter the name of the Town of Burt, in the County of
Ontario, and for other purposes, passed April 16, 1822, and
also to amend the Act, entitled An Act to divide the Town of
Putnam, in the County of Washington, passed March 15,
1822.

. Passed January 18, 1823. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, reTown meet ings in cer presented in Senate and Assembly, That the freeholders and intain towns

babitants of the towns of Urbana, Barrington, Tyrone und Cameron, in the county of Steuben, sball hold their first town meetings, on the first Tuesday of February next, at the places designated in the above recited acts, for the purposes expressed in the act aforesaid, and that the officers chosen at the aforesaid meetings, shall hold their respective offices until the first Tuesday of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, and that all future town meetings shall be held in the aforesaid towns, on the first Tuesday in March in every year thereafter, until otherwise provided for by law.

II. And be it further enacted, That so much of the above enParts of cer tain actsre titled acts, as relates to the time of holding the first town meetings pealed

in the tewns aforesaid, is hereby repealed. Town meet

1. And be it further enacted, That the freeholders and ining in Dres habitants of the town of Dresden, in the county of Washington,

shall hold their first town'meeting, on the first Tuesday iq Februarý next, at the house of Daty Allen, in.said town of Dresden, as provided in the act, entitled "an act to divide the town of Patnam, in the county of Washington," passed March 15, 1822, and that the officers to be chosen at the said town meeting, shall hold their respective offices until the first Tuesday in March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, and that all future town meetings in the said town of Dresden, shall be held on the first Tuesday in March in every year thereafter, until otherwise, provided for by 2

law, and that so much of the act, entitled “ an act to divide the repealed

town of Putnam, in the county of Washington,” aforesaid, as re...
lates to the time of holding the first town meeting in the said town
of Dresden, therein called South Bay, be, and the same is hereby
repealed.

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CHAP. III.
AN ACT to divide the Town of Little Valley, in the County of

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: Passed January 20; 1823. pewango and I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re

18. presented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the second

Towns of Co

Cold Spring etected

Monday in February next, all that part of the town of Little Val-
ley, in the connty of Cattaraugus, comprising townships number
one, two, three and four, in the ninth range of the Holland Land
Company's Land, shall be a separate town, by the name of Cone-
wango, and that the first town meeting to be held therein, shall
be held at the house of John Darling, in said town, on the second
Tuesday in February jest ; and that all that part of the said town
of Liitle Valley, comprising townships number one, two and three,
in the cighth range of the said Holland Land Company's land, shall
be a separate town by the name of Cold Spring, and that the first
town meeting to be held iberein, shall be held at the house of Hen.
ry Noble, in said town, on the second Tuesday in February next;
and that from and after the said second Tuesday in February next,
the annual town ineetings shall be held in each of the said towns
of Copewango and Cold Spring, on the first Tuesday in March in
each year, and that all the remaining part of the town of Little
Valley, shall be and reinain a separate town, by the name of Little •
Valley, and that the first towu meeting to be lield therein, shall be:
held at the house of Euoch Chase.

Il. And be it further enacied, That all money remaining in the certain mo hands of the commissioners of common schools, for the town of nies to be di Little Valley, on the first Monday in March next, shall be paid over to the trustees of the several school districts, in the present town of Little Valley, entitled to it by law, the same as if this act had not been passed ; and that all money remaining in the hands of the overseers of the poor for the town of Little Valley, on the first Monday in March next, shall be divided between the towns of Litle Valley, Conewango apd Cold Spring, in proportion to the taxable property in the said jowns respectively, according to the last assessment roll; and that the overseers of the poor for the se. veral towns of Little, Valley, Conewango and Cold Spring, shall meet for that purpose at James Godard's in Little Valley, on the last Tuesday in March text.

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CHAP, iv.
AN ACT uuthorising the Trustees of the Corporation of the

German Reformed Church, in the City of New-York, to mort.
gage certain Real Estate.

: Passed January 20, 1823. .
BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re- Certain more
presented in Senate and Assembly, hat it shall and may be law-sages declar
ful for the Trustees of the Corporation of the German Reformed. **
Church, in the city of New York, and their successors, to morta
gage from time to time, six lots of ground, with the appurtenances
thereunto belonging, situate on the west side of Chrystie-street,
between Pump and Bayard-street, in the tenth ward of said city,
now brlonging to the said corporation or trusters; and that any deed
or deeds of couveyance by way of mortgage, by them or their sac-
cessors made and exrcuted, shall be valid and effectual, to vest in

the mortgagee or mortgagers, and bis, her or their legal repre• sentatives, all the right, title and interest of the said corporation

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and trustees in and to the premises so intended to be mortgaged, in the same manner and with the same effect as if such premises were owned by a natural person, and were duly mortgaged by him, or her, according to law.

CHAP. V.
AN ACT to amend the Act to authorize the Supervisors of the

County of Oswego, to raise money to build a Jail in said
County, passed March 12, 1819.

Passed January 20, 1823. Preamble WHEREAS, in pursuance of the first section of the above re

cited act, a grant of land has been made by Benjamin Wright, as a site for a court house and jail, in the town of Richland, county of Oswego. And whereas, it is represented by the board of supervisors aforesaid, that the premises intended to have been conveyed, are erroneously described in the deed of conveyance from

the said Wright: Therefore, Diy of super BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re

presented in Senate and Assembly, That the supervisors of the county of Oswego be, and they are hereby authorized to receive and accept of and from Benjatniu Wright, his heirs and assigns, a conveyance of such quantity of land, including thereon the court house and jail, now erected, as may by the aforesaid supervisors be deemed necessary, and that by the acceptance of such conveyance, the deed heretofore executed by the said Benjamin Wright to the said supervisors, shall be taken and deemed to be absoluteJy void and of no effect. is

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| CHAP, VI. AN ACT to amend the Act, entitled An Act to divide the

Towns of Ridgeway and Gaines, in the County of Genesee, and for other purposes, passed April 17, 1822.

Passed January 21, 1823. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, reYates erect presented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the se

cond day of February next, all that part of the town of Ridgeway, which is contained in the sixteenth township, in the third and fourth range of townships, be, and the same is hereby erected into a separate town, to be called by the name of Yates, and the next town meeting shall be held at Comfort Joy's, on the second Tuesday of February next.

lll. And be it further enacted, That from and after the second retains the Tuesday of February next, the remaining part of the town of pame of Ridgeway shall be and remain a separate town, by the name of

Ridgeway, and the next town meeting shall be held at Moor's tas
ero, in said town.

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III. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act, enti- Part of an acı tled “ an act to divide the towns of Ridgeway and Gaines, in the rep county of Genesee, and for other purposes," passed April 17, 1822, as is inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

CHAP. VII.
AN ACT to divide the Town of Pike, in the County of

Allegany, . .

Passed January 21, 1823.

I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, re- The town of

Eagle erect presented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the second ed Monday in February next, all that part of the town of Pike, known and distinguished by the seventh township and second range of the ! Holland Land Company's purchase, be erected into a separate town, by the name of Eagle; and the first town meeting shall be held on the second Tuesday of February next, at the house of Seth Wetmore, in said town; and all the remaining part of said town shall be and remain a separate town, by the name of Pike, and the first town meeting shall be held at the place to which it now stands ads journed. II. And be it further enacted, That as soon as may be after Poor and mo

nies to be the first Tuesday in April next, the supervisors and overseers of vided. the poor of the aforesaid towns, shall, by notice to be given for that purpose by the supervisors thereof, meet together, and apportion the poor maintained by the said town of Pike, and the money belonging to the same previous to the division thereof, agreeably to the last tax list, and that each town shall forever thereafter support their own poor.

CHAP. VIF,
AN ACT authorising the Commissioners of Highways of the

Town of Amsterdam, in the County of Montgomery, to open a
Road, therein mentioned.

i Passed January 21, 1823.'
BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re- A certain
presented in Senate and Assembly, That the road heretofore laid eda
out by the commissioners of highways of the town of Amsterdam,
from the Mohawk turapike to the bridge across the Mohawk ri-
ver, be, and the same is hereby declared to be a public highway,
and that the damages sustained by the owners or occupants of the
lands across which the same is laid out, be ascertained and as-
sessed, in the manner prescribed in and by the several acts segu-
lating highways. .

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