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CHAP. II.
An ACT making provision for an additional compen

sation of the inembers of the Legislature and the of
ficers of both houses.

Passed November 10, 1812.
D Eit enacted by the people of the state of New York
JD represented in Senate and Assembly, That the
treasurer shall pay, on the warrant of the comptroller
to the president of the Senate and speaker of the As
sembly, and to each member of the Senate and Assem
bly, and to the officers of both houses, and to the cler
gy who have attended as chaplains, the like compen
sation for their services during the present meeting of
the legislature, and for each day's travel, as was allow
ed by law at the last session.

CHAP, III.
An ACT relative to the Court of Common Pleas in thi

county of Orange, and Court of General Sessions o
the Peace in the county of St, Lawrence.

Passed November 10, 1812. I. D E it enacted by the people of the state of Nen Common

D York, represented in Senate and Assembly, Tha Pleas, O. all writs and process issued out of the court of commor range co. pleas for the county of Orange, and made returnable

in the said court on the first Tuesday in Septembe last, shall be and hereby are declared (with all the pro ceedings had thereon) as valid and beneficial to the parties interested therein as if they had been made re turnable in said court on the first Monday in September last, which, by an act passed at the last session of the

legislature, became the return day of said court. Gen. Ses. II. And be it further enacled, That so much of the

ce act entitled “ An act to erect a part of this state into a

county by the name of the county of St. Lawrence,'1 passed March 3d, 1803, as directs a court of general session of the peace to be held in the said county of St, Lawrence on the first Tuesday of June, is hereby repealed ; and that there shall be held in the said county of St. Lawrence, a court of general session of the peace ou the second Tuesday in January in each year,

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CHAP. IV. An ACT to alter the times of holding the Courts of Common Pleas in Putnam County, and for other purposes.

Passed November 10, 1812. I. D E it enacted by the people of the state of New

York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the passing of this act, the terın of the court of common pleas held on the second Tuesday in April, shall commence and be held on the first Tuesday of February, and shall continue until the Saturday thereafter inclusive, if necessary; and further, that there shall be held in and for the said county of Putnam, one additional term of the said court of common pleas, making three distinct and separate terms of said court in every year; which additional term of said court shall commence and be holden on the first Tuesday in June, and shall continue, if necessary, until the Saturday thereafter inclusive. And further, that all process which shall or may have been issued out of said court, tested of October term, and made returnable on the second Tuesday in April following, shall be returned on the first Tuesday in February, and such return shall be valid against all persons iherein concerned, any law to the contrary thereof notwithstanding.

II. And be it further enacted, That a court of general sessions of the peace shall be held in the said county at each and every term of the said courts of common pleas.

III. And be it further enacted, That all that part of the second section of the act entitled "An act to divide the county of Dutchess," which this act otherwise directs and provides for, shall be and the same is hereby repealed,

CHAP. V. : An ACT for the relief of Elizabeth Hamilton.

Passed November 10, 1812. D E it enacted by the people of the state of New-York,

represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be lawful for the commissioners of the land-office, and they are hereby required to grant by letters patent to Elizabeth Hamilton, and to her heirs and assigns, the like number of acres of land which have been granted to officers of the grade of lieutenant-colonel in the line of the state in the army of the United States, during the revolutionary war, in the tract set apart for the use of the troops of this state in the army of the United States, as a compensation for the services of the late Alexander Hamilton.

CHAP. VI. An ACT authorizing the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the city of Schenectady to sell certain lands therein mentioned. Passed November 10, 1812.

TTHEREAS a petition from the mayor, alderv men and commonalty of the city of Schenectady, under their corporate seal, hath been presented to this legislature for leave to dispose of three thousand two hundred acres of their common lands, to be selected from the gores and remnants, the corners and gussets, the detached and irregular pieces lying in the patent of Schenectady, and belonging to said corporation: Therefore,

Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of Schenectady aforesaid to convey the said three thousand two hundred acres of the common lands belonging to the said corporation for the purposes set forth in their said petition, any thing in the acts of the legislature of this state heretofore passed to the contrary notwithstanding.

CHAP. VII
An ACT to alter the time of holding the January terms

of the courts of Common Pleas and General Sessions
of the Peace in and for the counties of Otsego and
Schenectady, and for other purposes.

Passed November 11, 1812 I. D E it enacted by the people of the state of NevOtsego D York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That Jan. term from and after the passing of this act the January term altered to February of the courts of common pleas and general sessions of

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the peace in and for the county of Otsego, shall be held on the second Tuesday of February in every year, at the court-house in said county, and shall be called the February term of said courts. · II. And be it further enacted, That from and after Scheneca the passing of this act, the January term of the courts tady Jan.

in term altero of common pleas and general sessions of the peace ined to and for the county of Schenectady shall be held on the last Tuesday of December in every year, at the court-house in said county, and shall be called the December term of said courts. III. And be it further enacted, That all writs, pro

Writs cess, and other proceedings, made or to be made re-made returnable, and all persons held or to be held to appear turnable i

Otsego. before the judges and assistant justices of the said courts at the court-house in said county of Otsego on any day of the term which if this act had not been passed would be called January term next, shall be deemed and taken to be made returnable and held to appear before the judges and assistant justices of the said courts, at the court-house in said county, on the second Tuesday of February next: And further, that the said courts of common pleas and general sessions of the peace, and all suits and matters therein depending or being, shall be deemed and taken to be continued from the last October and June terms of the said courts respectively, unto the said second Tuesday of February next, at the court-house in said county, with the like effect to all intents and purposes whatsoever, as the same would have been continued to the second Tuesday of January next, at the court-house in said county, if this act had not been passed.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the preceding In Sche section shall in all respects be applicable to the courts

fonectady. of common pleas and general sessions of the peace in and for the county of Schenectady; and that all writs, process and proceedings now or hereafter made returnable in the county of Schenectady on the second Tuesday of January next, shall be deemed and taken to be made returnable on the last Tuesday of December next, and the proceedings in said county be continued

to the said last Tuesday of December next, instead of the second Tuesday of January next.

V. And be ii further enacted, That it shall be law. Vacancyin ful for his Excellency the Governor to order by proc

how lamation the election of a representative in the house to be filled of representatives of the United States, to fill the va

cancy occasioned by the resignation of Robert Le Roy
Livingston, one of the representatives of the district
composed of the counties of Washington, Rensselaer
and Columbia, to be held on the third Tuesday of De-
cember next, and the two next succeeding days, any
thing in the act passed the 24th day of March, 1801,
to the contrary notwithstanding.

CHAP. VIII.
An ACT for the Pardon of Mary Cool.

Passed January 20, 1813.
UITHEREAS Mary Cool was on the twentieth

V day of November last, at a court of oyer and terminer and gaol delivery held in and for the county of Ulster, convicted of the murder of her infant bastard child, and was accordingly sentenced to be executed on the twenty-ninth day of January instant: And whereas serious doubts are entertained with respect to the sufficiency of the evidence upon which the said Mary Cool was so convicted: Therefore,

Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the said Mary Cool, of and from the felony and conviction aforesaid, and all execution and forfeiture thereon, be and is hereby fully and absolutely pardoned and discharge ed.

CHAP. IX.
An ACT to explain and amend the act entitled an act.
relative to the Village of Ballston Spa."

Passed January 27, 1813.
D E it enacted and declared by the people of the state

D of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That nothing in the act entitled “ An act relative to the village of Ballston Spa,” shall be so construed as to enable the corporation thereby created in any wise

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