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clerk of the town of Verona ; and it shall be the duty of the clerk of the town of Verona to receive and record the same.

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CHAP. XXXII.

AN ACT for the relief of Charles Harford.

Passed March 1, 1816. WHEREAS Charles Harford liath, by his petition to the Legislature, set forth, that to secure the payment of three hundred dollars, he, on the seventeenth day of February, one thousand eight huudred and eight, mortgaged to the people of this state, lot number forty-seven, in the subdivision of lot number one, in the short range of townships situate in the town of Gates, in the county of Genesee ; that default having been made in the payment of the interest, the mortgaged premises were sold and purchased by the attorney-general for the state : that said mortgaged premises are very valuable, and that said petitioner is ready and willing to pay the interest and costs which have accrued on said mortgage : Anil whereas the prayer

of said petitioner appears reasonable : Therefore,

it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senale and Assembly, That if the said Charles Harford, or his assigns, shall, on or before the first day of September next, pay into the treasury of this state, the interest and costs which shall then have accrued upon the aforesaid mortgage, all the right, title and interest, which the people of this state have acquired in and to the aforesaid mortgaged premises, by means of the above recited sale thereof, shall be, and hereby is vested in the said Charles Harford, his beir; and assigns, subject to the aforesaid mortgage, in like manner as if the aforesaid sale had not been made by virtue of said mortgage.

CHAP. XXXIII.

AN ACT for the relief of David Tomlinson.

Passed March 1, 1816. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, Phat the title of David Tonilinson, of the city of Schenectady, merchant, to any lands, tepements and hereditaments, or the rents and reversions thereof, in the counties of Montgomery and Saratoga, in this state, conveyed by Edward Campbell, of the same city, to the said David Tomlioson, shall be valid and effectual in the law; any alienisın in the grantor, or in those through whom he claims title, to the contrary notwithstanding

CHAP. XXXIV.

and time al lowed to com

AN ACT to revive the act, entilled an act to incorporate the

Cambridge Branch T'urnpike Company, and for other purposes," and to extend the time for completing the road and bridge therein mentioned, and for other purposes.

Passed March 8, 1316. I. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New-York, repreAct revived sented in Senate and Assembly, That the act, entitled "an act to incorporate the Cambridge Branch turnpike company,and for other purposes,” plete thorond passed on the second day of April, in the year one thousand eight hun. dred and ten, be, and the same is hereby revived from and after the passing of this act, with the same force and effect as if the said act of incorporation was now passed : And further, that the president and directors of the said corporation hereby revived, shall have time until the first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, to complete the road and bridge mentioned in the said act; and that it shall be lawful for the presidept and directors of the said corporation to alter the route of the said road, from the north side of the Hoosick river, so as to intersect the northern turnpike road, at such place and in such manner and direction, as to the president and directors aforesaid shall seem most conducive to public convenience, and shall best promote the object of the said corporation. And further, that the directors last elected by the said company, shall continue to be the directors theweof, until others be chosen in their stead, pursuant to the directions of the act relative to turnpike companies. II. And be it further enactel, That the time allowed hy law for

Bowman's the completion of the Bowman's creek turnpike rood, be, and the creek turnsame is hereby extended to the first day of October, in the year one

pike. thousand eight hundred and twenty-one.

CHAP. XXXV.

AN ACT for opening and improving certain sirects in the village

of Troy.

Passed March 8, 1816. WHEREAS it appears to the Legislature, that it would greatly Preamble. promote the convenience of the inhabitants of the village of Troy, to remove the buildings erected on a certain piece of ground in said village, included between River street, Albany street and Second street, and to lay open the said piece of ground as a public highway or street. Therefore,

I. BE it macted by the people of the State of New-York, repre• Commission sented in Senate and Assembly, That the judges of the supreme ers of valua court of judicature of this state, or any two of them, upon the appli- sessment apo cation of the trustees of the village of Troy, shall and may appoint pointed. three disinterested freeholders, who shall be citizens of this state, to be denominated ecmnissioners of valuation and assessment, for the

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purpose of performing the duties hereinafter mentioned, which com

missioners, before they enter upon the duties assigned to them by thi Their duties act, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, before the presi

dent of the village of Troy, or one of the judges of the court of com mon pleas of Rensselaer county, faithfully and impartially to perforr the trust and duties required of them by this act, which oath shall b filed in the clerk's office of the county of Reusselaer; and it shall b the duty of the said commissioners, after having viewed the ground an buildings thereon mentioned in the preamble of this act, and the land: tenements and hereditaments in the vicinity thereof, and which in thei opinion will be benefitted and increased in value, by removing th buildings from the said piece of ground, and laying the same open fo a street or highway, to proceed to ascertain and determine the valu of the said piece of ground and the buildings standing thereon, ani also the expense of removing the buildings therefrom and levellia the ground; and after ascertaining and determiving the value of th said ground and buildings, and the expense of removing the building and levelling the ground, the said commissioners shall proceed to mak a just and equitable apportiopment and assessment of the amount £ ascertained, among and upon the owners, lessees, parties and person respectively entitled unto, or interested in, the lands, tenements, here ditaments and premises, fronting on the ground so to be laid open, o which are so situated in respect to the said ground, as in the opinio of the said commissioners, to be benefitted and increased in value by laying open the said piece of ground for a street or highway, the sun apportioned and assessed upon each of the owners, lessees, parties an persons aforesaid, to be equitably proportioned to the ratio or degre in which his or their property will be benefiited by laying open th said piece of ground for a street or highway; and the said commis sioners, after ascertaining and determining the value of the said piec of ground and the buildings thereon, and the expense of removing th said buildings and levelling the ground, and after liaving also appor tioned and assessed the sums so ascertained and determined, among aut npop the several owners, lessees, parties and persons respectively entitle uuto, or interested in, the respective lands, tenemeuts, hereditament and preinises, which in the opinion of the said commissioners, wil be benefitted and increased in value, by laying open the said piece o ground for a street or highway, they shall make a report to the su preme court of judicature of this state, of their doings in the premises and subscribe the same with their pames, in which report the com missiopers shall set forth the names of the respective owners, lcseces parties and persons cotitled unto, or interested in, the lands and build ings so to be laid open, and cach and every part and parcel thereol as far forth as the same can be ascertained by them, and an ap and sufficient desiguation or description of the respective lots or parcel of land and other tenements, hereditaments and premises, contained withio or situate on the ground so to be laid open for a street o highway, and also the names of the respective owners, lessses, partie and persons entitled unto or interested in the respective lots or parcel of land and other tenements, hereditaments and premises pot included within the said piece of ground so to be laid open as a street or high way, but deemed to be benefitted by the same, and so assessed by the Haid commissiopers as aforesaid, and also the several and respective

kums ascertained and determined as and for the compensation and recompense to be made to each of the owners of the fee or inheritance of the lands, tenements, hereditaments and premises, so to be laid open for a street or highway, and also to the respective owners of any lease hold or other interests therein respectively, and also the several aod respective sums so as aforesaid to be apportioned and assessed among and upon each of the owners, lessees, parties and persons entitled to or interested in the several lots or parcels of land and other tenements, hereditaments and premises, deemed by the said commissioners to be benefitted and increased in value by laying opeo the said piece of ground for a street or highway; but io case the owoers of any part or parcel of the ground so to be laid open as a street or highway, or the owner of any of the lots, parcels of land or other levements or hereditaments, which the commissioners may deem to be bencfitted and increased in value thereby, or their respective estates and interests are unknown or not fully koown to the said commissioners, it shall be sufficient for them to estimate and to set forth and state in their said report, io gederal terms, the respective sums to be allowed to the person or persons who is unknown, or whose rights and interest in the ground api buildings go to be laid open, are not fully knowo; and also to assess and set forth and state, in general terms, the sun.s to be paid by the owuers and proprietors generally, and of parties interested in such lands, tenements, hereditaments and premises, for the benefit and increase in value to such owners, proprietors and parties interested in respect of the whole estate and interest of whoever may be entitled ucto or interested in the said lands, tenements, hereditaments and premises respectively, in consequence of laying open said piece of ground for a-sireet or highway, without specifying the names or the estates or interests of such owners, proprietors and parties interested, or any or either of them.

II. And be il further enacted, That upon the coming in of the Report Lem said report, signed by the said commissioners, or any two of them, to be mato. the said court shall, by rule or order, after hearing any matter which may be alledged against the same, either confirm the said report, or refor the same to the same commissioners for revisal and correction, or to new commissioners to be appointed by the said court, who shal? be freeholders and citizens of this state, to reconsider the subject matter thereof; and the said commissioners, to whom the said report shall be so referred, shall return the same report corrected and revised, or a new report, to be made by them in the premises, to the said court, without unnecessary delay; and the same, on being so retursed, shall be confirmed, or again referred by the said court in manner aforesaid, as right and justice shall require ; and so, from time to time, until a report shall be made or returned in the premises, which the said court shall confirm ; and such report, when so confirmed by the said court, shall be final and conclusive, as weil upon the ownera, leszees, persons and parties interested in and entitled unto the lands, teacments, hereditaments and premises mentioned in said report, as also upon all other persons whomsoever; and on such fiual confirmation of such report by the said court, the trustees of the village of Troy shall become and be scised of all the said land, tenements and hereditaments included within the boundaries mentioned in the preamble of thing act; and skercupon the said kustees, or any

person acting under their authority, may immediately, or at any time or times thercafter, take possession of the same, or any part thereof, without any suit or proceeding at law for that purpose, in trust, nevertheless, that the same be appropriated and kept open for, or as a part of a public street or highway, as the other public streets iu said

village are and of right ought to be. Certain build- III. And be it further enacted, That if any building or building jogo nay be sold by the shall remain on the said piece of ground so to be laid open for a street rustees of at the time of the final confirmation of the report of commissioners of Bros.

valuation and assessment, the trustees of the village of Troy shall sell and dispose of the said buildings for the best price that can be got for them, and the sum or sums so raised, shall be paid towards the recompence to be made to the owners of the ground so to be laid open for a street, and such sums shall be deducted in equal propor: tions from the sums assessed, on the owners of the lots, tenements and hereditaments deemed by the commissioners to be benefitted and increased in value by laying open the said piece of ground for a street

or highway Certain con

IV. And be it further enacted, That all the covenants, contracts wacts when and engagements, between landlord and tenant, or any other contract ehargal. ing parties, touching the lands, tenements and hereditaments so to be

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open for a street or highway, shall upon the final confirmatior of the report of the commissioners, cease and determine and be abso lutely discharged.

V. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners o A copy of the valuation and valuation and assessment, to be appointed under and by virtue of this be filed in the act, after completing their said valuation apd assessment, and at least county

fourteen days before they make their report to the said court, shal olerk's offioe.

deposit a true copy or trauscript of such valuation and assessmen in the clerk's office in the county of Rensselaer, for the inspection o whomsoever it may concern, and shall give notice by advertisement to be published in at least two of the public newspapers printed in the village of Troy, of the said deposit thereus in the said office, and o the day on which their report will be presented to the said court aud any person or persons, whose riglits may be affected thereby, and who shall object to the same or any part thereof, may within tei days after the first publication of the said notice, siate his, her o their objections to the same, in writing, to the said commissioners and the said commissioners, or such of them as shall make such valua tion and assessment, in case any objection shall be made to the same and stated in writiog as aforesaid, shall reconsider their said valuatio and assessment, or the part or parts thereof so objected to, and in case the same shall appear to ihem to require correction), but po otherwise, they shall and may correct the same accordingly.

VI. And be it further enacted, That the trustees of the village o Valaeoflandı taken for

Troy shall, within four months after the confirmation of the report o streets, how the commissioners in the premises, by the said court, pay to the re to be paid.

spective persoas, mentioned or referred to in the said report, as owner of or interested in the land, tenements or bereditaments so to be laie open as a street or bighway, the sum or sumas at which his, her 01 their title or interest in or to the same, respectively, shall have beer valued and determined by the said commissioners; and in case o neglect or default of the payment of the same, within the time afore

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