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CH A P. XXXVIII. An ACT providing for the Payment of certain contingent - Charges of the former Counties of Herkimer and Tioga.

Passed 23d Marchi, 1799. V. A ND be it further enacted, That the future meet- Examination

n ings of the 'supervisors and judges for the examination of the accounts, minutes and mortgages of the counts when

made. loan-officers of the said former county of Herkimer, by vir. tue of the' eleventh section of the said recited act,* instead of the first Tuesday of October, shall be holden on the last Tuesday of October in every year.

of the loan. officers' ac

An ACT relative to the Clerk's Office and Loan-Officers

of the former County of Herkimer. . Passed 23 March, 1799. Sess. 22, ch. 40.

on loans how

*TWENTY-THIRD SESSION: Chap. LIX.. An ACT to erect part of the Counties of Ulster and Albany

into a separate County.

Passed the 25th March, 1800. X. A ND be it further enacted, That all losses which Dehciences FT may arise from deficiences on loans by the loan- en k

borne & paid. officers, made on lands mortgaged, and which are situate within the said county of Greene, shall be borne and paid in manner following, that is to say, such deficiency as shall arise from lands mortgaged while part of the county of Albany, shall be borne by the inhabitants residing in that part of the county of Greene, taken from the county of Albany, and the like rule shall prevail as to any deficiency which may in like manner arise in the county of Ulster; and for that purpose the loan-officers of said counties shall respectively certify the amount of such deficiences to the supervisors of the said county of Greene, who shali thereupon assess, levy and collect the same upon the principles aforesaid, and pay the same to the loan-officers of said counties respectively in which such deficiences shall arise.

CHA P. LXVII. An ACT to amend an Act, entitled An Act to divide the · County of Clinton, and for other Purposes. . .

Passed 28th March, 1800.Il. · A ND be it further enacted, That all losses which deficiences

A may arise from deficiences on loans by the loan- en loans box officers of the county of Clinton, made on lands mortga

The 11th fe&t. of the act here alluded co-See pa. 298. E. .

ged, and which are situated in the county of Essex, shall be paid in manner following, that is to say, such deficiency as shall arise from lands mortgaged while part of the county of Clinton shall be borne by the inhabitants in that part of the county of Essex taken from the county of Clinton, and the like rule shall prevail as to any deficiency which may arise on loans made on lands mortgaged in the present county of Clinton by the loan-officers of the said county, and for that purpose the said loan-officers shall certify the amount of such deficiences to the supera visors of the county in which such deficiency shall arise, who shall thereupon assess, levy and collect the same upon the principles aforesaid, and pay the same over to the loan. officers of the said county of Clinton ; and the future meetings of the loan-officers of the county of Clinton for the discharge of the duties enjoined by the act, entitled An act for loaning monies belonging to this state, shall be at the court-house in the town of Plattsburgh ; and it shall be the duty of the supervisors of the said counties of Clinton and Essex respectively, at their annual meeting on the last Tuesday of May in every year, to nominate and appoint a committee of three of their board in each county, who shall, in conjunction with one judge of the court of common pleas from each of the same counties respectively, meet together at the court-house in Plattsburgh, on the first Tuesday of October in every year, and they, or a majority of them, shall then and there do and perform the duties enjoined on the judges and supervisors of the former county of Clinton, by the twentieth section of the said last recited act.

Duty of the
Supervisors.

Hudson's River.

of certain in ands, &c. may

THIRTEENTH SESSION. CHÁP. XLIV.
An ACT to improve the Navigation of Hudson's River..

Passed ad April, 1790. Proprietors P E it enacted by the People of the State of New York,

D represented in Senate ad Assembly, and it is hereby make obftruc. enacted by the authority of the same, That it shall and may waters adja be lawful for the proprietors of the islands commonly oent thereto.

called Mill's island, and the island called Papskni, and the proprietors of the soil bon the main land adjacent to the said islands respectively, or any of them, to obstruct the passage of the water passing between the said islands and the main land, by placing causeways or other obstructions as to them shall seem proper, or for any other person or persons, by and with the consent of such owner and owners, to make such obstructions as aforesaid ; Pro. vided always, That such obstructions shall be erected at the expense of such owner or qwners of the soil, as shall agree thereto, or at the expense of such person or persons as shall obtain licence from such owner or owners for the purpose of erecting such olistructions, and on such terms and conditions as the contracting parties may agree upon.

An ACT to improve the Navigation of Hudson's River

in the Places therein mentioned. Passed 1st April, 1796. Session 19, ch. 40. · [Part of this act is obsolete and part repealed by 22d sek. ch. 40, sect. 7.]

An ACT supplementary to the Act, entitled “ An Act to obsolete,

improve the Navigation of Hudson's River, in the Pla- og ces therein mentioned."

Passed 17th March, 1797. Sess. 20, ch. 39.

An ACT to amend the Act, entitled “ An Act supple- Ollolete. mentary to the Act, entitled “ An Act to improve the Navigation of Hudson's River, in the Places therein mentioned.”

Passed February 8th, 1799. Sess. 22, ch. 11..

An ACT to improve the Navigation of Hudson's River between the Villages of Lansingburgh and Troy.

Passed March 1st, 1799. Sess. 22, ch. 20. [The 3d sect. is repealed by act 23d sell. ch. 119, and the residue is temporary and

will expire it Nov. 1802.]

An ACT making further Provision for improving the Nav- Temporary,

igation of the Hudson's River between the City of Albany and the Village of Waterford.

Passed 14th March, 1800. Sess. 23, ch. 25.

An ACT authorizing the Trustees of the Village of Lan

singburgh to hold Lands in the Town of Troy, and for other Purposes therein mentioned..

Passed 8th April, 1800, Sess. 23d, ch, 119. [The ift fect. did not relate to the subject, and the residue is temporary.

An ACT further to amend the Act, entitled “ An Act Temporary making further Provision for improving the Navigation of the Hudson's River, between the City of Albany and the Village of Waterford.

Passed 6th April, 1801. Sess. 24, ch. 157.

Jnland Navigation.

Two compa

Ayle of the fame.

FIFTEENTH SESSION. CHAP. XL.
An ACT for establishing and opening Lock Navigations

within this State.

Passed 30th March, 1792. Preamble. T H EREAS a communication by water between the

VV southern, northern and western parts of this state, will encourage agriculture, promote commerce, and facilitate a general intercourse between the citizens ; There. fore,

I. Be it enacted by the Heople of the State of New York, renies establith presented in Senate and Assembly, and it is hereby enacted ing inland by the authority of the same, That there shall be estabnavigation.

lished two companies of stockholders, one for the purpose of opening a lock navigation from the now navigable part of Hudson's river to be extended to Lake-Ontario and to

the Seneca-lake, and to be called and known by the name Name and

of “ The president, directors and company of the western inland lock navigation in the state of New-York," and one other company for he like purpose from the now navigable part of Hudsons river to Lake-Champlain, and to be called and known ly the name of “ The president,

directors and company of the northern inland lock navigaStock of faid

tion in the state of New York ;' that the capital stock of companies to the said western company shall consist of one thousand shares each shares, and the capital stock of the said northern company

shall consist of one thousand shares ; and that subscripCommission. . er named.

tions for shares in the sad companies respectively, shall
be taken in manner following, to wit : Samuel Jones, David
Gelston, Comfort Sands, Melancton Smith and Nicholas
Hoffman, or any three of them, shall be a board of com-
missioners for taking subscriptions in the city of New-
York ; and Abraham Ten Broeck, John Tayler, Philip
S. Van Rensselaer, Cornellus Glen and John Ten Broeck,

or any three of them, shall be a board of commissioners for Their duty. the like purpose in the city of Albany ; and each board

shall provide two books, one for the western and one for the northern navigation, and shall enter in each book as follows : “ We whose names are hereunto subscribed, do, for ourselves and for our legal representatives, promise to pay to the president, directors and company of the inland lock navigation, in the state of New York, established and incorporated by the act, entitled An act for establishing and opening lock navig4tions within this state, such sums of money for each share, which we or our legal represen. tatives shall from time to time hold in the said corpora

tion, in such proportions and at such time and times as the president and directors aforesaid shall direct and require, in addition to the sums which shall have been retained in the hands of the commissioners appointed by the said act.” And the said boards of commissioners respectively, shall open the books for the taking in subscriptions for the purposes aforesaid, on the first Tuesday of May next, and shall take the subscription of every person, who shall offer to become a subscriber, from day to day (Sundays excepted until the last Tuesday of the said month, and the commissioners first above named, shall at least ten days previous to the first Tuesday of May, give notice of the day on which the subscription books shall be opened, and of the day inclusive on which they will close, in the newspaper printed by the printer to this state ; and the other commissioners shall give the like notice, in at least one of the nchwspapers printed in the city of Albany, and another at Langsingburgh, in the county of Rensselaer ; Provided always, That every subscriber shall subscribers to at the time of subscribing, pay unto the said commission- pay 25, dons, ers with whom he or she shall subscribe, the sum of on fubfcribing twenty-five dollars, in gold or silver, bills of credit of this state, or notes issued by the bank of the United States, or the bank of New-York, for each shaize by him or her subscribed; and if any subscriber shall at the time of subscription, pay for more shares than shall eventually be certified by the said commissioners then and in every such case, the commissioners shall retain no more of the subscription money in their hands than will amount to the shares so certified, at the rate of twenty-five dollars for each share, and return the overplus to the subscriber entitled thereto; And provided further, That within the period above men- shares limit. tioned, no person or body politic or corporate shall subscribe ed to each

subscriber. more than ten shares ; and the commissioners by this act appointed in the city of Albany, or any three of them, shall on the day next after the last Tuesday of May, or as soon thereafter as may be, certify under their hands and seals, to the commissioners appointed in the city of NewYork, a true list of the subscribers in their books with the true number of shares subscribed by each ; and if it shall ape

Further propear to the commissioners appointed in the city of New- ceedings

therein. York, or to any three of them, that one thousand shares have not been subscribed to each company, they shall by advertisement, to be published in the newspaper of the printer to this state, give notice, that on a day certain, which day shall not be less than eight days from the first publication of such notice, their books will again be opened, and that they will continue to receive subscriptions froin day to day, for the space of four days, or until one thousand shares in the whole have been subscribed ; and on such last subscription any person or body politic or corVOL. II.

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