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An ACT to amend the Act, entitled " An Act for laying
out Part of Lot No. 1, in the Town of Hannibal, in the County of Onondaga, into Lots, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.”
Passed March 9, 1798. Sess. 21, ch. 30.
An ACT to amend an Act, entitled “ An Act concerning
the Salt Springs, in the County of Onondaga," passed 30th March, one thousand seven hundred and ninetyeight, and to amend “ An Act for laying out Part of Lot No. 1, in the town of Hannibal, in the county of Onondaga, into Lots, and for other purposes therein mentioned,” passed third day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven.
Passed 1st April, 1800, Sess. 23, ch. 77.
An ACT to extend the Time for the Payment of the pur
chase Money for the Lots of Land sold in the Town of Hannibal and the Village contiguous to the Salt Springs in the County of Onondaga.
Passed 16th February, 1801. Sess. 24, ch. *.
The Lechon 34 Salt Springs.
Some parts of the acts under this head which are here printed are obsolete or executed, but the regulations in the several sections are so donnected that it would be difficult to understand clearly what is still in force with: out adding other parts of the acts by way of expla
Bation. E.] TWENTIETHSESSION. CHAP. XC. An ACT concerning' the Salt Springs in the County of Onone
Passed Ist of April, 1797.: Surveyor-gen. I. P E it enacted by the People of the State of New-York,
D represented in Senate and Assembly, and it is here: land reserved by enacted by the authority of the same, That it shall be laws of the falt ful for the surveyor-general of this state, and he is hereby Springs.
directed and required as soon as may be after the passing of this act, to cause such parts of the lands and marsh ad. joining to the Salt-lake in the county of Onondaga as are comprehended in the following description, to wit: of lots number eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, twenty-eight, twenty-nine and thirty, being part of the lots reserved by law for the use of the salt springs, and also of the lands adjoining the said Jake on the north side of lots
cral to lay out
for the use
number eleven and fourteen, and extending from the points where the north lines of the said lots number eleven and fourteen touch the lake, glown the lake forty chains on a straight line and extending back to a distance not exceeding ten chains, to be laid fout into lots not exceeding ten acres, in such manner as may be most convenient and beneficial for the manufactories already or hereafter to be erected on the lots and tracts above described ; Provided, Proviso. That no lot shall contain more than five acres of the marsh except such part of the tract within the description aforesaid as he may deem best suited for the site of such store-house as is hereinafted directed to be erected ; and to file a man to cause a map thereof to be made, on which the lots shall thereof in the
secretary's be numbered, and to file ore copy thereof in the office of office. the secretary of this state, and another copy in the office of the clerk of the county of Onondaga, keeping the original in his own office. I
II. And be it further endcted, That it shall be the duty To attend of the surveyor-general to attend the making of such sur-in
in perfon and vey in person, and that he shall as soon as may be after to execute a
lease for three the survey is commenced, give notice of this act to the years to such occupier of each of the salt works already erected, and as persons as soon as the survey is completed it shall be lawful for the erected salt surveyor-general for and in behalf of the people of this on. state to make and execute fa lease of each of the said lots upon which there are now salt works erected, for the term of three years, upon the following terms and conditions, that is to say : That for eyery kettle or pan now used or to be used in the manufacturing of salt on the said premises, the lessee shall cause at least ten bushels of salt to be made on the premises so leased to him every year dur. ing the said term, and pay as a rent for the same premises four cents for every bushel of salt made thereon during the said term ; and if the spring or springs on any of the said lots shall yield more water from which salt can be extracted than is sufficient for the manufactory established or to be established on such lot, it shall and may be lawful for the leseees of any adjoining lot or lots to lead the surplus water to his or their manufactory, and if such surplus should exceed the quantity required for the manufactories on such adjoining lot or lots, the second surplus may be led to the next adjoining lots, and so successively from one lot to the other until such surplus shall be exhausted ; and if any controversy shall arise in the premises, the superintendent shall interpose and determine the same between the parties in contest, and his determination shall be final and conclusive, and that such lessee, his executors, administrators or assigns, shall not at any time directly or indirectly ask, demand or take more than sixty cents a bushel for any salt to be made on the said premises, and that no salt shall be sdld on the leased premises, but all VOL. II.
the salt made on the said prerpises shall by the maker of proprietor thereof be put into barrels or casks, upon each of which his name and the quantity of salt contained therein shall be branded, and then the same shall be delivered to the superintendent of the salt works at the store or stores mentioned for that purpose in this act, to be by him stored therein until the same shall be sold ; and that such lessee, his executors, administrators or assigns shall not cut any timber or wood on any land belonging to the people of this state for the use þf the salt works, or for any other purpose, except such aß the said superintendent shall from time to time permit and allow, and a clause be inserted in every such lease that in case of the breach or non-performance of any of the said conditions or articles
such lease shall become void. Any present
III. And be it further enacted, That if the occupier of occupier not any salt works already erected on any such lot shall not accepting a Jeafe, his lot, within eight days after such/map shall be filed in the of to the highelt fice of the clerk of the county of Onondaga as aforesaidh, after the date of his lease, erect proper works on the premises so leased to him for making salt, and shall there.. after cause at least five huntered bushels of salt to be made at such works every year. - IV. And be it further enacted, That out of the surplus Superintendof marsh, if any there be, the superintendent shall assign
may be leased
accept and take such lease thereof as aforesaid, then it shall be lawful for the surveyor-general, and he is hereby directed to lease every such lot upon the terms and conditions aforesaid, to the highest bidder, at a public vendue to be held as hereinafter mentioned, that is, to the person who will give the highest yearly rent for the same over and above the said foulf cents for every bushel of salt made thereon ; and the surveyor-general shall as soon as may be after the expiration of the said eight days cause a notice to be affixed up at some public place at or near the said salt springs, that at a certain day to be mentioned therein, not less than ten weeks after the date thereof, the said lots, if any, together with ten of the other lots upon which there are no salt works erected, will be leased according to the directions of this act to the highest bidder, at a public vendue at the city hall of the city of Albany ; and shall cause a copy of the same notice to be published in the newspaper printed at Whitestown, and in one of the newspapers printed in the city of Albany, and in the news: paper printed by the printer to this state in the city of New-York, and at the day mentioned in the said notice he shall set up each of the said lots at public vendue, and lease the same to the highest bidder, and make and execute leases for the same upon the terms and conditions aforesaid, with a clause for securing the payment of the additional rent yearly to the superintendent of the salt works for the time being, for the use of the people of this state, but omitting in the leases of the lots upon which no salt works are erected, the provision in the clause requiring the lessee to make a certain quantity of salt every year, and inserting in stead thereof a clause that such lessee, his executors, administrators or assigns shall within one year
ent may ap
portion any to each of the lessees such proportion as he in his dis- surplus marlla
amongst the cretion shall deem meet and proper, to be hy such lessees jelfees. improved for the purpose of cutting grass or sedge thereon, and for no other purpose whatsoever; Provided always, That each lessee may cut a Canal through any part of the marsh leading to his manufactory."
VI. And be it further enacted, That a superintendent of A superinthe salt works shall be appointed by the person administer- tandemerikes ing the government of this state for the time being, by be appointed. and with the advice and consent of the council of appointment, who shall hold his office during the pleasure of the said council, and who shall reside at or near the said salt springs, and who shall have no interest therein, and whose duty it shall be to receive and store the salt made at the saict salt works, and brand his name and the year when made on each cask, and to deliver the same to the respective owners thereof as they sell the same, upon their paying to him the said rent and one cent upon each bushel for storage, always taking care to keep in store a due quantity of the Quantity of
lalt to be stora salt made at each of the said works so that there may be edited at least two thousand bushels in store from and after the first day of October next until the expiration of one year from the date of such lease as aforesaid, and that annually thereafter there shall be an annual increase of five hundred bushels, to be kept at all times in the said store, for the supply of the citizens of this state who depend upon geting their salt from the said works, which quantity shall be composed of the salt made at the several manufactories in proportion to the number of kettles or pans employed in each separate manufactory; and if at any time in any year How to be there shall not be daily made at the said salt works a sufficient quantity of salt for the supply of the citizens of this state who depend upon getting their salt at the said works, then and in every such case it shall be lawful for the said superintendent, and he is hereby required to sell to every such citizen such quantity of the salt so reserved as may be necessary for his own use at the price aforesaid, and shall pay to the owner or owners of the salt so sold fiftyfive cents for every bushel so sold, being at the rate of sixty cents a bushel, including the said rent and storage; Provided always, That if any lessee shall have a proper store Leffec may
Itore his owR of his own near the salt works he shall occupy, and shall hade fit and appropriate the same or some convenient part thereof for the reception and storing of the salt made by him, and shall deliver the keys. thereof to the said superin
tendent so that he may have the care and custody thereof in the same manner as of the said public store, then and in every such case the said superintendent shall store and keep the salt made at such salt forks in such store of the owner of such salt works, in the same manner as in the
public store, and in such case such owner shall not be chargeFurther duty able with any storage ; and the said superintendent shall of th: fuper intendent.
also from time to time direct when and what wood or timber may be cut or taken on any land belonging to this state for the use of the said salt works, and shall be allowed for his services a salary of eight hundred dollars a year, and shall account with the comptroller of this state yearly for the said rent and storage, and pay the balance into the treasury for the use of the people of this state ; and the said superintendent shall annually report to the legislature
a state of the works and the business connected therewith; To lose his. Provided always, That if any person interested in any of office if interefted in any, the said salt works shall act as superintendent as aforesaid, of faid works works he shall lose his office and forfeit to the people of this
state five hundred dollars, to be recovered by action of debt or information in the supreme court of this state with costs.
VIII. And be it further enacted, That at the expiration of the said leases it shall be optional with the legislature either to take all or any or either of the said works, paying to the then owners the then true value thereof, to be ascertained by proper persons to be appointed by the legis. lature for the purpose, or to grant a new lease to the owner upon the terms and conditions aforesaid, for the fur
ther term of seven years. Persons occu. IX. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall pying with: at any time after the first day of July next, enter upon or able to prose- occupy any part of the said salt marslı or the land adjoin
ing the same and reserved to the use thereof, without have ing obtained a lease for the same, it shall be the duty of the superintendent to give information thereof to the attorney-general of this state, who shall thereupon cause proper suits to be commenced and prosecuted against every such person.
Leases to bo renewed.
TWENTY-FIRST SESSION. CHAP. LX.
Passed March 30th, 1798.
VV concerning the salt springs in the county of Onondaga, certain of the said salt springs have been leased to sundry persons on the condition, among others, that the lessees respectively pay a rent of four cents on every bushel