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$ 5. The rights and privileges herein granted shall con- Duration of tinue for and during the term of ten years from and after est. the passing of this act, and no longer.

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CHAP 174.
AN ACT to widen Wooster-street, from Sixth-street to
Fourteenth-street, in the city of New-York.

Passed April 24, 1834.
The People of the State of New-York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

S 1. All that part of Wooster-street lying between Part to be Sixth-street and Fourteenth-street, in the city of New- widened. York, as the same is established by law, shall be widenod on the map or plan of the said city by adding thereto, on the easterly side thereof, twenty-five feet of land, so as to make the whole width of that part of the said street seventy-five feet.

$ 2. The said part of Wooster-street so to be widened, Declared to is hereby declared to be one of the streets of the city of New-York, and may be opened as such in like manner as if the same were a street in that part of the said city not laid out into streets, avenues and public places by the commissioners appointed in and by the act, entitled “An act relative to improvements touching the laying out of streets and roads in the city of New York and for other purposes,” passed April 3, 1807.

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CHAP. 175.
AN ACT to incorporate the Clyde high school.

Passed April 24, 1834.
The People of the State of New-York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do cnact as follows:

S 1. School districts number fourteen and seventeen in corp the town of Galen, in the county of Wayne, shall form a created. permanent school district, not subject to alteration by the commissioners of common schools for the said town of Galen, and shall hereafter be known by the name of “The Clyde High School."

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$ 2. The trustees of the Clyde High School, shall be seven in number; and the first trustees shall be George Burrel, John Condit, Sylvester Clarke, Cyrus Smith, Isaac Lewis, William S. Stow and Calvin D. Tompkins; and shall hold their offices until the first annual meeting of

said permanent school district, and until others are chosen. May roccive S 3. Said trustees are authorized to receive gifts, grants

and donations towards defraying the expenses of purchasing a site and building a suitable school-house for said high school

S 4. Said trustees, on receiving the sum of one thousand dollars, or having the said sum secured to be paid to them, by subscription or otherwise, shall have power to levy and cause to be raised by tax upon the taxable inhabitants of said permanent school district, a like sum of one thousand dollars; but no such tax shall be levied until said trustees shall have called a special meeting of the taxable inhabitants of said permanent school district, in manner now provided by law for calling special school district meetings.

S 5. Said trustees shall report in writing to said meeting the amount of moneys received by them, the sum or sums secured to be paid to them, and the manner in which it is secured; and if the sum of one thousand dollars appears to be paid, or is secured to be paid to said trustees, said meeting shall proceed to elect a clerk and collector for said high school, who shall hold their offices until the first annual meeting of said permanent school district, and

until others are chosen. General $ 6. The trustees hereby appointed, and clerk and col

lector hereby directed to be chosen, shall be subject to the same penalties, and shall have the same powers, and perform the same duties, as like officers directed to be chosen by chapter fifteenth, title second and article fifth of the Revised Statutes, and all subsequent elections shall

be held under that act. School house. S 7. The trustees of said high school shall select a

suitable site in the village of Clyde for the erection of their school-house; and shall contract for and purchase the same, and thereon' erect a school-house of sufficient size to accommodate such children as may be required to be educated in said permanent school district, and shall furnish the necessary furniture and fixtures for the same.

S 8. School districts fourteen and seventeen, or either of them, may sell their district property and pay the amount of money arising from such sale or sales, to the trustees of the Clyde high school.

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$9. Said trustees on receiving such moneys, shall, if Deduction. required by either district, deduct the amount from that part of the tax hereby directed to be imposed on the taxable inhabitants of the individual district paying the same.

S 10. The school money which school districts number school mofourteen and seventeen shall from time to time be entitled vey. to receive from the commissioners of common schools in the town of Galen, shall be paid to the trustees of the Clyde high school; who shall be required to report to said cominissioners in the same manner as other school districts are by law required to report.

S 11. The trustees receiving such moneys, shall give How to be their receipt for the same, and shall apply the money re- " ceived, exclusively to the payment of the teachers employed by them; and it may be applied in such manner as to render the tuition of such poor children in said district as they may deem proper, gratuitous.

$ 12. It shall be the duty of the trustees of the said Annuairehigh school, to make an annual report to the superintendent of common schools, of the state and condition of the said school.

S 13. The trustees shall have the general superinten- Superinten. dence of all schools taught in said school-house, and shall den employ as many teachers and assistants as they shall deem necessary, and shall direct the course of instruction, and regulate all the internal concerns of said school.

S 14. This act shall take effect on the passage thereof; Act to take and the legislature may at any time alter, modify or re- ** peal this act.

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CHAP. 176.
AN ACT to incorporate the Preble high school.

Passed April 24, 1834.
The People of the State of New-York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$ 1. Thomas Kelsey, Francis Gilbert, David Jacobs, Ja- Corporation bez B. Phelps, Fredus Howard, Ambrose S. Higgins, Martin Lyon, William Adams, Martin Phelps, Hugh Reed, Alvan Kellogg, William O'Farrel, Daniel Vail, Edwin Beers and Gershom Bonatts, and their associates, are hereby constituted and declared to be a body corporate and politic, by the name of “The Trustees of Preble High School."

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$ 2. The officers of the said corporation shall consist of a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer; and that Jabez B. Phelps shall be the president, David Jacobs shall be the vice-president, Ambrose S. Higgins shall be the secretary, and Fredus Howard shall be the treasurer of said corporation, and shall hold their offices

until the first annual meeting of said trustees. First trustecs S 3. The said fifteen persons named in the first section

of this act shall be the first trustees of the said school, and shall continue in office until the last Tuesday in September next, or until others shall be chosen in their places: immediately aster the passage of this act the said fifteen trustees shall meet together in the said school district, and in presence of the president and vice-president of said corporation, be divided by lot into classes of five in each class, and be numbered one, two, three; and the office of number one shall expire at the end of the first year, of number two at the end of the second year, and of number three at the end of the third year, in order that five trustees may thereafter be annually elected.

S 4. An election for trustees shall be holden on the first Tuesday in September in each and every year, at the school-house in school district number six in Preble, at four o'clock in the afternoon, notice being given by the secretary of said corporation in writing, by putting up the same in three of the most public places in said school district, at least five days previous thereto; and the trustees so to be elected shall be then and there chosen by a majority of the legal voters of said school district number six; and one or more of said trustees, shall, once in every month visit the school. to examine into the state of it and to transact such business as may be requisite: the number of trustecs shall forever hereafter be fifteen; and in case the place of any of the trustees shall become vacant by death or otherwise, such vacancy shall be filled by the vote of a majority of the legal voters of said school district number six.

$ 5. The annual meeting of the trustees of said corporation shall be holden at the said school-house on the last Tuesday in September in each and every year, at one o'clock in the afternoon, and the president, vice-president, secretary and trcasurer shall be elected thereafter at the annual meeting of said trustees, and shall hold their offices for the term of one year, and until others are elected in

their places. Special $ 6. The president or vice-president and two trustees, moetings.

shall have power to call special meetings of said trustees,

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whenever they may deem it necessary, to be held at said school-house in said district number six.

$ 7. The corporation hereby created shall possess the General powers and be subject to the provisions contained in the powers. third title of the eighteenth chapter of the first part of the Revised Statutes.

S 8. The corporation hereby created shall not be enti. Literature tled to any portion of the literature fund, until it shall " comply with all the regulations and requisitions of the regents of the university.

S 9. The legislature may at any time hereafter alter, Right to modify, amend or repeal this act.

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CHAP. 177.
AN ACT to incorporate the Lockport and Niagara falls

'rail-road company.

Passed April 24, 1834. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

S 1. All persons who shall become stockholders pursu- Corporation ant to this act, shall be and they are hereby constituted a body corporate, by the name of the “Lockport and Niagara falls rail-road company,” with power to construct a single or double rail-road, commencing in the village of Lockport and running from thence on the most eligible route to the village at or near the Niagara falls, to transport, take and carry persons and property upon the same, by the power and force of animals, or of any mechanical power, or of any coinbination of them which the said company may choose to employ; and by that name they are vested with the right and privilege of erecting, building and making a single or double rail-road for the purpose aforesaid, and the right of using the same in the manner hereinafter directed, for and during the term of fifty years.

$ 2. If the said corporation hereby created shall not, Time limi within two years from the passage of this act, commence the construction of said rail-road, and expend at least the sum of fifty thousand dollars thereon, and shall not, within five years from the passage of this act, finish and put in operation the said single or double rail-road or ways, then the said corporation shall thenceforth forever cease, and this act shall be null and void.

S 3. The capital stock of said company shall be one stock. hundred and ten thousand dollars, which shall be divided

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