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circumstantial account on oath of all their proceedings in relation to the disposition and application of the said interest money, and how and to whom the principal sums are lent, and to take the directions of the said vestry with respect to their further proceedings therein ; and although the executors of the said last will and testament, or some or one of them, offered to pay the said legacy yet no person applied for payment thereof, and the same remains unpaid ; And whereas, The said executors are dead, and administration of the goods, chattels and credits which were of the said David Jones at the time of his death not administered by his executors, has been committed with his said will annexed unto Samuel Jones and Samuel Clows, who it is suggested will probably soon have assets in their hands sufficient to pay the said sum of three hundred pounds, but the act mentioned in the said bequest having been repealed, there is not any person authorized to receive the same : In order therefore that the inten
tions of the testator may be carried into execution, How faid leg
Be it enacted by the People of the State of New York, acy to be dif.
it represented in Senate and Assembly, and it is hereby enacted posed of now to fulfil the by the authority of the same, That it shall and may be lawteftator's intentions. ful for the said administrators to pay the said three hun
dred pounds to the overseers of the poor of the said town of Oysterbay for the time being, or either of them, whose receipt for the same shall be a sufficient discharge to the said administrators for the said legacy ; and the said overseers of the poor of the said town of Oysterbay and their successors are hereby directed and required to lend out the said sum of three hundred pounds at interest on good land security, and to apply the said interest annually for ever in the education and instruction of such poor children belonging to the said town of Oysterbay as the said over. seers of the poor of the said town of Oysterbay for the time being shall deem proper objects of charity ; and once in every year on the last Tuesday in March in every year to deliver to the town clerk and supervisor for the time being of the said town of Oysterbay and such justice or justices of the peace as may reside in the said town of Oysa terbay, or such of them as shall then meet to examine and audit the accounts of the overseers of the poor of the said town of Oysterbay, a just, true and circumstantial account on oath of all other proceedings in relation to the disposition and application of the said interest money, and how and to whom the principal sums are lent ; and the said town clerk, supervisor and justice or justices shall make a report thereof 10 the then next town meeting to be held in the said town of Oysterbay, and the said town meeting may give such directions with respect to the further proceedings of the said overseers therein as the major part of the freeholders and inhabitants of the said town then met may deem proper or necessary.
An ACT for the Encouragement of Schools.,'
An ACT to amend the Act, entitled “ an Act for the Encou- Obsolete.
- ragement of Schools.”
An ACT further to amend an Act, entitled " An Act for Obfulete,
the Encouragement of Schools."
[Repealed 24th feff. ch. 189, fec. 3.]
TWENTY-SECOND SESSION. CHAP. XLVI.
poses therein mentioned.
Passed 238 March, 1799. W H EREAS it is represented to the legislature that Preamble.
there is a certain fund given, the interest of which is to be appropriated for the encouragement of schools in that part of Stephentown, in the county of Rensselaer, known by the name of the twelve thousand acres ; and the freeholders on said land interested in said fund have by their petition prayed to be incorporated, that they might be enabled to choose trustees for the better managing of said fund : Therefore,
I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, Freeholders represented in Senate and Assembly, That the freeholders incorporated. residing on that part of Stephentown known by the name of the twelve thousand acres, are hereby constituted and declared to be one body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, by the name of « The trustees of schools in Stephentown,” and by that name they and their successors Their privie. may for ever hereafter have perpetual succession, and shall leges. and may by the same name be persons capable in law to sue and be sued, implead and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defend and being defended in, all courts and places whatsoever, and that they and their successors may have a common seal, and may change and alter the same at their pleasure, and shall be in law capable of purchasing, holding and conveying any estate real or personal for the use of said corporation ; Provided, such estate shall not exceed the sum of three thousand dollars.
II. And be it further enacted, That Hose Moffat, Da- Trustees namvid Gould and Jonathan Niles, shall be and they are here- ed. by declared to be the first trustees for the freeholders of
that part of Stephentown aforesaid, and shall continue to be trustees for the purposes aforesaid until the last Tues
day in May next, and until others shall be chosen in their Elections places , and that it shall and may be lawful for the free, when helde
holders residing in that part of Stephentown aforesaid for
until others shall be chosen in their places. . . .Vacancies
3III. And be it further enacted, That when and as often how suppliedi. 111
as any vacancy shall happen by death, removal, resignation or neglect to serve of any of the said trustees, it shall and may be lawful for one or more of the trustees to notify a meeting of the freeholders aforesaid, for the election of a trustee or trustees to fill such vacancy or vacancies, and that said trustee or trustees shall remain in office during such time as the person or persons in whose place he or they shall be chosen would have done in case such vacancy
had not happened, and no longer. Rales to be IV. And be it further enacted, That the said freeholders, tablished.
at their annual meeting to be held as aforesaid, and at such other times in the year as the said trustees, or a ma jority of them, may think necessary to advertise for the purpose, shall be and they are hereby authorized and empowered from time to time to make, ordain, constitute and establish such prudential rules, orders and regulations, as a majority of such freeholders so assembled shall judge necessary and convenient for the better securing to the said corporation the property hereby vested in them, for the more equal distribution of the income of all such corpo. rate property among the schools within the bounds of said corporation, and also for well ordering and regulating the schools in such manner as will best promote the education of children.
An ACT to direct the Distribution of the Money appropria ated by Law for the Encouragement of Schools in the. Counties of Orange and Rockland..
Passed 25th March, 1800. Sess. 23, ch. Ixij.
York to pay to the veftry,
TWENTY-FOURTH SESSION. CHAP. CLXXXIX. An ACT to direct certain Monies to be applied to the Use of .. . Free Schools in the City of New-York,
Passed 8th April, 1801. 1. D E it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, Common * D represented in Senate and Assembly, That the may- Council of the or, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York York to pay in common council convened, be and they are hereby trultees, &: directed on or before the first day of August next, to pay of ene.com to the vestry of the Episcopal church, the vestry of Christ's herein men. church, the trustees of the first Presbyterian church, the one elevens minister, elders and deacons of the Reformed Dutch church, part of cer.
tain mouies the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal church, the trus- in their hands tees of the Scotch Presbyterian church belonging to the associate reformed synod, and to the trustees of the African school, and to the trustees of the united German Lutheran, the trustees of the German Reformed churches, to the trustees of the first Baptist church in the city of New-York, and to the trustees of the united Brethren or Moravian church, each one eleventh part of all the money which remains in their hands, which they have received by virtue of the act, entitled An act for the encouragement of schools, passed the 9th day of April, 1795 ; and the act, entitled An act to raise a sum of money for the use of this state by tax and for the further support of government, passed the 3d day of April, 1799.
II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty Appropri. of the vestry, trustees and minister, elders and deacons tions of the aforesaid, to put out at interest on real security, the whole how made. amount of the respective shares which shall by them respectively bę received, and the said vestry, trustees and ministers, elders and deacons, shall annually expend in the instruction of poor children in the most useful branches of common education the whole of the annual interest which shall accrue on their said respective shares ; and shall on Retorn there
of to be made the second Tuesday of July in every year make return to annually ta the common council aforesaid, stating in writing the the common
council. amount and manner in which they have disposed thereof, and how they have applied the income thereof, and such Penalty for of the said vestry, trustees and minister, elders and dea- negler cons who shall not apply such income as herein before directed, or who shall fail in complying with the other injunctions of this act, shall forfeit to the said common council such share or shares as by them shall have been so received, and on refusal to return the same, it shall be How recoverthe duty of the said common council to sue for and re- ed & applied. cover such share or shares as shall so become forfeited in any court having cognizance thereof, and the said common council are hereby directed to divide the amount
so recovered among the other free schools in the said city in equal proportion.
(THIRD SECTION OBSOLETE.]
Gospel& School Lots.
TWELFTH SESSION. CHAP. XXXII. An ACT for the Sale and Disposition of Lands belonging ,' to the People of this State. ..
Passed 25th February, 1789. Surveyor-ger. II. A ND be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, eral's duty in laying out
A That in every township so laid out or to be laid lands for the out as aforesaid," the surveyor-general shall mark one lot support of the gospel and on the map gospel, and one other lot schools, which (chools.
lots shall be as nearly central in every township as may be, and the lots so marked shall not be sold, but the lots so marked gospel, shall be reserved for and applied to supporting the gospel in such township, and the lots marked schools, for the use of schools in such township.
The ift section of this act related to the Twenty Townships in Chenango County. E.
1. TWENTY-FIRST SESSION. Chap. XLVIII.
An ACT relative to the Lots of Land reserved for the Sup.
port of the Gospel and Schools, and for the Promotion of Literature, in the Military Tract in the County of Onondaga.
“Passed March 23d, 1798. Supervisors I. D E it enacted by the People of the State of New-York» honers em D represented in Senate and Assembly, That the supowered to take poffef.
pervisor of each of the towns in the county of Onondaga, Hon of lands for the time being in conjunction with such commissioners, gospel and not exceeding three in number, as the freeholders and in
habitants of any of the said towns shall at their annual town meeting respectively appoint, shall be and are hereby authorized and empowered to enter upon and take possession of the lots of land, situate in the several towns for which such supervisors and commissioners shall have been appointed, which were designated for gospel and school lots by virtue of the act, entitled An act for the further direction of the commissioners of the land-office, and for other
purposes therein mentioned, passed the 11th day of April, And maylease 1796, and thereupon the supervisor and such commission
ers of any of the said towns in which such lots of land may be situated, shall and may lease the same, upon such terms and for such period of time, as they in their discretion