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public newspapers printed in the village of Poughkeepsie; which payments may be made at the usual place of business of the company, or into either of the banks in Poughkeepsie, to the credit of the company; and in case of failure to pay the same, the said president and directors may declare the shares of such stockholder so failing, forfeited, and such shares, with all previous payments made thereon, shall be thereby forfeited, and become the property of said corporation.

S 9. No transfer of stock shall be valid or effectual, un- Transfers. til such transfer shall be entered or registered in the book to be kept by the president and directors for that purpose. The stock shall be deemed personal property.

S 10. The said corporation shall continue during the General period of twenty years, and shall, in addition to the pow-P ers and privileges herein granted, possess the general powers and be subject to the general restrictions and liabilities prescribed in the eighteenth chapter of the first part of the Revised Statutes.

S 11. The legislature may at any time alter, modify or Right to re repeal this act.

$ 12. This act shall take effect from the passage there- set to take of.

powers.

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effect.

Chap. 155.
AN ACT concerning the Orchard party of Oneida Indi-

ans.

Passed April 23, 1834. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

S 1. The commissioners of the land-office shall inquire and ascertain whether any, and what sum of money ought Duty of com. in equity to be paid to the Orchard party of Oneida Indi- missioners of ans, as a compensation for improvements on two hundred fico. acres of land, ceded by the said Indians to the state by treaty, in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, and to file a statement of the amount which they shall be of opinion ought to be so paid, in the office of the comptroller.

$ 2. It shall be the duty of the treasurer of this state of treasurer. to pay, on the warrant of the comptroller, to the chiefs and warriors of the said Orchard party, such sum as shall be found to be due to them by the statement mentioned in the first section of this act; but the comptroller shall not draw his warrant for that purpose, until he shall re

ceive from the said Orchard party a receipt, in full satisfaction of all claims upon the state, for improvements on the two hundred acres of land mentioned in the first section of this act.

| CHAP. 156. AN ACT to extend the fire limits in the city of New-York.

Passed April 23, 1834. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$ 1. All dwelling-houses, store-houses and other buildings, which, after the first day of August next, shall be built or erected in the city of New York, without the fire limits of the said city, as the same have been defined or extended by any act or acts heretofore passed, and within the following line or boundary, that is to say: Beginning at a point in the centre of Goerck-street distant one hundred feet northerly from the northerly side of Rivingtonstreet, and running thence northerly through the centre of Goerck-street, to the centre of Third street; thence westerly, through the centre of Third-street, to the centre of Lewis-street; thence northerly, through the centre of Lewis-street, to the centre of Eighth-street; thence westerly, through the centre of Eighth-street, to the centre of Avenue D. ; thence northerly, through the centre of Avenue D., to the centre of Tenth-street; thence westerly through the centre of Tenth-street, to the centre of Avenue C. ; thence northerly through the centre of Avenue C., to a line aistant one hundred feet northerly, from the northerly side of Fourteenth-street; thence westerly and parallel with Fourteenth-street, to a line distant one hundred feet easterly, from the easterly side of the Second Avenue; thence northerly and parallel with the Second Avenue, to a line distant one hundred feet northerly, from the northerly side of Twenty-first-street; thence westerly and parallel with Twenty-first-street, to a line distant one hundred feet westerly, from the westerly side of the Sixth Avenue; thence southerly and parallel with the Sixth Avenue, to a line distant one hundred feet northerly, from the northerly side of Fourteenth-street; thence westerly and parallel with Fourteenth-street, to the centre of the Ninth Avenue; thence southerly through the centre of the Ninth Avenue, to the centre of Greenwichstreet; thence still southerly through the centre of Greenwich-street, to the centre of Bethune-street; thence west

tre of the the Ninth Avently through

erly through the centre of Bethune-street, to the centre of Washington-street; thence southerly through the centre of Washington-street, to the centre of Hamersly-street; and thence westerly through the centre of Hamerslystreet, to the Hudson river, shall be deemed to be within the fire limits of the said city, and shall be subject to all the provisions of the act for the more effectual prevention of fires in the city of New York, passed April 11, 1815, and of the several acts amending, modifying or in addition to the same.

CHAP. 157.
AN ACT to incorporate the village of Rhinebeck.

Passed April 23, 1834.
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$ 1. All that part of the town of Rhinebeck, in the Boundaries county of Dutchess, comprised within the following limits, viz: Beginning at the northwest corner of the late Andrew Teal's land, it being also the southwest corner of Zachariah Traver's farm, at the old lot line between the Rutson and Beekman's patents, and running thence south three degrees east, thirty-five chains, eighty-four links, to the south side of the Landsman's kill or creek; thence along the south side thereof as it winds and turns, to a stone set by a rock, the stone being marked C; thence north twenty-four degrees west, twenty-four chains, fifty links, to the corner of John Teller's field, on the line between his lands and those of the late Henry B. Livingston, at the south side of the Ulster and Delaware turnpike; thence north twenty-six degrees thirty minutes east, along their line, to Edward Livingston's land; thence across his land in the same direction, to a stone twenty links southwest of an apple tree marked, the whole line measuring thirtysix chains, fifty-seven links; thence across the south end of Jeffry H. Champlin's land, north eighty degrees cast, eleven chains, sixty-six links to his southeast corner, by the west side of the post road; thence south fifty degrees east, forty-five chains, to the place of beginning, shall hereafter be known and distinguished as the village of Rhinebeck; and Name. the freeholders and inhabitants residing within the same, qualified to vote at town meetings, may, on the last Monday of May next, meet at some proper place within the said village, to be appointed by any justice residing in said village; public notice of such meeting having been

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previously given in writing, by posting the same in three or more public places in said village, at least one week previous thereto; and then and there proceed to elect seven freeholders of said village to be trustees thereof; and the said justice shall preside at such meeting, and declare the several persons having a majority of votes duly chosen as trustees; and on every last Monday of May thereafter, there shall in like manner be a new clection of trustees for said village; and the trustees for the time being shall preside at such election, and shall in like manner give notice of the time and place of holding the same.

$ 2. The freeholders and inhabitants aforesaid, are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of “ The trustees and inhabitants of the village of Rhinebeck;" and by that name may purchase, hold and convey, any real estate for the public use of said village, and may erect any public buildings, aqueducts, and dig any reservoirs for water for the use of said village, and keep in repair such buildings, aqueducts and reservoirs; and purchase and kecp in repair fire engines, ladders, buckets, and other instruments for extinguishing fire; and make a reasonable compensation to the officers of the corporation, and to make any necessary repairs or improvements in said village; prevent and remove nuisances; and raise money by tax for the above purposes; which money so raised shall be assessed upon the freeholders and inhabitants of said village, in proportion to the relative value of their property therein, to be assessed by three judicious assessors, to be chosen from among the freeholders in said village at the regular annual meetings, and collected by a collector to be appointed by the trustees aforesaid for the time being, in like manner as the taxes of towns and counties are collected by virtue of a warrant to him directed by a majority of the trustees; but no taxes shall be levied, or moneys assessed, raised or collected for the purpose aforesaid, nor any purchase or sale of any real estate be made, or public buildings erected or disposed of, without the consent of the freeholders and inhabitants aforesaid, who shall attend at a public meeting duly notified by the trustees as aforesaid: and every assessment made for the raising, levelling or repairing any streets, alleys or highways, shall be assessed on and collected from the real estate in said village in proportion to its relative value, and the advantages to be derived from such improvement. That it shall be lawful for the freeholders and inhabitants of said village, as often as they shall vote to raise any sum or sums of money for any of the purposes aforesaid, to specify, as far as is convenient, the particular purpose for which said sum or sums, or any part thereof, shall be ap

propriated, in order that the assessors may have regard thereto in assessing the same upon the respective freeholders and inhabitants of said village: if any person shall conceive himself, or herself, aggrieved by any such assessment, it shall be lawful for such person to appeal from the assessment to the trustees, at any time within ten days after ́such assessment shall be made, and public notice thereof given by the said assessors; and the person appealing shall give notice of said appeal to the said assessors, and to the said trustees; the said trustees shall on receiving such appeal, hear and decide the same. No person shall be entitled to vote on any proposition for raising any sum of money, who is not a taxable inhabitant of the said village.

S 3. The trustees of the said village and their successors, By-lewo. may make and publish such ordinances as they from time to time may deem proper, and particularly such as relate to the streets, alleys and highways of the said village, and draining and filling up, repairing, keeping in order, and improving the same; relative to slaughter-houses and nuisances generally; relative to restraining geese, swine or cattle of any kind; relative to the inspection of weights and measures; relative to the keeping and regulating hayscales; relative to any thing whatsoever that may concern the good government of said village; but no such by-laws shall extend to the regulating or fixing the prices of any commodities or articles of provisions offered for sale. And the said trustees may require the householders and occupants of buildings in said village, under suitable penalties, to furnish themselves with fire-buckets, and other necessary utensils for extinguishing fire; and also keep their fire-places and chimneys clean and in good repair.

$ 4. The said trustees, as often as they shall make and Fines and popublish any ordinance for the purposes aforesaid, may also provide such reasonable fines, penalties and forfeitures of such by-laws as they may think proper, never exceeding twenty-five dollars for any one offence, to be prosecuted before any justice of the peace of said county by the trustees, io and for the use of said village: and in all cases it shall be deemed sufficient for said trustees, in any suit or action to be brought for such fines, penalties and forfeitures, to declare generally, that the defendant or defendants are indebted to the trustees of the village of Rhinebeck, in the amount of such fine, penalty or forfeiture, to be paid to the trustees for the time being, when thereunto required; and under such declaration, to give the special matter in evidence: and the freeholders and inhabitants of said village shall be deemed, and

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