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VIII. And be it further enacted, That it shall be

the duty of the clerk of the said county of Tioga, to^° appoint a deputy, who shall reside within two miles of the court-house, in the town of Spencer, in the said county of Tioga.

IX. And be it further enacted, That the fifth, sixth

and last enacting clauses of the act, entitled " an act section*of*

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to appoint commissioners to fix the scite tor a court- repealed, house and gaol in the county of Tioga, and for other purposes," passed February 17th, 1810," be and the the same are hereby repealed. t

CHAP. CXV.

An ACT fot the relief of the heirs of Chester Bunnel, ■, deceased.

Passed June 10, 1812.

WHEREAS John Brockelbank and Josiah Robinson, of the county of Ontario, administrators of the estate of Chester Bunnel, late of the town of Canandaigua, in the said county, deceased, and Am:a Bunnd, of said town of Canandaigua, widow of the said Chester Bunnel, deceased, and Augustus Porter, of Cambria, in the county of Niagara, one of the grantors of the said Chester Bunnel, deceased, have presented to the legislature their petition, setting forth that the said Augustus Porter and Peter B. Porter, in theTrfetime of the said Chester Bunnel, by a mistake, » did convey by -deed the north half of lot number forty-six, in township number nine, in the third range of townships, in the county of Ontario, instead of the north half of lot number fifty-six in said township, to the said Chester Bunnel, and that the personal proper- , ty of the said deceased is not sufficient to pay the debts of the said deceased, therefore, praying that the said Augustus Porter and Peter B. Porter may convey the said north half of said lot number fifty-six, to Abner Bunuei, of said town of Canandaigua, in trust for the creditors and heirs of the said Chester Bunnel, deceased*.

I. BE it enacted by the people of the state of$n York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That Ai gustus Porter and Peter B. Porter are hereby empmv ered to convey the north half of lot number fifty-sis, in township nine, in the third range of townships, in the county of Ontario, to Abner Runnel, in trus for the benefit of the creditors and heirs of the saii Chester Bunnel. deceased.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said Abner Bunnel have full power to execute and conveytk said north half of said lot number fifty-six, to any per son or persons who may purchase the same, for tk best price he can get for the same, as soon aftertlit conveyance from the said Augustus Porter and Peter B. Porter to him the said Abner Bunnel, as may be convenient, and that the said Abner Bunnel pay over the avails thereof, or so much thereof as may be necessary, together with the personal property of tb said deceased, to discharge the debts of the said dtceased, to the administrators of the said deceased, which shall be considered as assets in the hands of the said administrators, for the payment of the debts of said deceased, and the remainder, if any, to tk heirs of the said deceased, or their guardian or guar dians, to be distributed equally among the said heirs.

III. An(l be it further enacted, That the said trustee, before he enters on the execution of said trust, shall execute a bond to the heirs of the deceased in

r' • such penalty and with such sureties as the chancellor, or one of the masters in chancery shall direct conditioned for the due and faithful execution of the said trust.

IV. And be it further enacted, That said Abner Bunnel be and he is hereby authorised and empowered to make and execute to said Augustus Porter and Peter B. Porter, a release of all the right and title which said Chester Bunnel ever had, tr which his heirs now have in the north half of i°number forty-six, in township number nine, in tK third range of townships, in the county of Ontario; and that said release shall vest in said Augus :us Porter and Peter B. Porter, their heirs and assigns forever, all the right and title which said Chester Bunnel had in the north half of said lot at :he time of his disease.

CHAP. CXVI.

An ACT to incorporate a company for erect ng a bridge across the Sound, from New-Jersey to Staten- Island, between Amboy and Rahway River.

Passed June 10, 1812.

BE it enacted by the people of the state of Aew-
York, represented in Senate and Assembly, Tha Joseph Pe»
Joseph Ferine, David Mersereau, Jacob Crocheron,

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John V. D. Jacobson, Jesse Oakley, James Guion, yon0ld' senior, Tunis Egbert, John Garrison and John Hilliker, and such persons as shall associate with them, in manner herein after mentioned, for the purpose of erecting a bridge across the Sound from NewJersey to Staten-Island, at a place to be determined and fixed on by commissioners, as hereinafter mentioned, between Amboy and Rahway river, be and hereby are made a corporation in fact and in deed, by the name, style and title of the president, directors and company of the Union bridge," and by that name they and their successors shall have perpetual *te rightssuccession, and shall be capable of taking and holding the capital stock herein after to them granted and appointed, and the increase and profits thereof; and of purchasing, taking and holding to them, taeir successors and assigns in fee simple or for any iess or other estate, all such lands, tenements, hereditaments and estates, real and personal, as shall be necessary and convenient to them in the prosecution of their works, and of selling and disposing of the same at their pleasure; and also of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, and of doing all and every other matter and thing which a corporation and body politic may lawfully do: and shall be entitled to all and singular the privileges and franchises belonging and inci». dental to a body politic; Provided, That such estate nams,

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as well real as personal, so to be purchased and shall be necessary to fulfil the end-and intent incorporation, and shall be used for no other pose whatsoever. ..>.: commiBion- H. And be it further enacted, That John C. Va BTMte°thf!!te derveer, William Furman and John Leffcrts, of «r<j«tiiji]s«. COUnty of Kings, and John Vanderbilt, junior, and Gabriel Furman, of the city and county of New-York, together with the like number of persons to be named and authorised for that purpose, by or on the part of the state of New-Jersey, be and they are hereby constituted and-appointed commissioners, to dete; and designate the site or place at which the said b: shall be erected; which site or place shall be at point, between Amboy and Rahway river, as in the judgment ofthe said commissioners, orofthe major part of them, shall best suit the convenience ofthe public: And further, That the capital stock of the said corpotation shall consist of two thousand shares, of fiftv dollars each, to be subscribed for and taken up in manner following, that is to say: the said commissionsubscnp- ers shall, on or before the- first Monday of March

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jweivrf. next, procure one or more books, in wrucn to receive subscriptions for shares of the said stock, and cause | notices to be published in at least two of the public newspapers printed in the state of New-Jersey, and three ofthe public newspapers printed in the city of New-York, specifying the time or times, and place or places at which the said books will be opened to receive the said subscriptions; at which times and places respectively, the said books shall accordingly be opened under the direction of one or more of the said commissioners or of such person or persons as shall 'be appointed by them or the major part of them for that purpose, and all persons desiring to become stockholders in the said corporation shall be permitted to subscribe in the said books any number of shares which they may respectively desire, not exceeding I One hundred snares for any one person, every such person paying to the said commissioners, at the time of subscribing, five dollars upon each share so subscribed for ; and if the whole number of shares>$(»

I subscribed for and on each of which five dollars shall have been so paid as aforesaid, shall exceed two thqusand, the number of shares so subscribed for shall be reduced to two thousand by a proportionate reduction, so that each person shall be entitled to such proportion of the said two thousand shares as the number of shares by him subscribed for shall bear to the whole number of" shares so subscribed for as aforesaid ; and the said commissioners shall retain and pay out of the said monies, so to be received by them, the expenses attending the receiving of the said subscriptions and other incidental charges, and shall pay over the residue of said monies to the treasurer of the said corporation, as soon as the same shall be organized and the officers thereof chosen as hereafter directed.

III. And lie it further enacted, That such person pmon»iUU. or persons as shall become subscribers as aforesaid,, be c*mtderfor one or more shares of the stock of the said com- edmember5pany shall thereupon be considered, and hereby are constituted, members of the said corporation.

IV. And be it further enacted, That when twenty mt.n ^ persons or more shall have subscribed for eight hund- *j;£riK red shares of the said stock, the said commissioners,

or the major part of them, may, and when the whole *"",^fy number of shares shall be subscribed for as aforesaid, they, or the major part of them, shall certify, under their hands and seals, the names of the subscribers, And ^ and the number of shares subscribed by and allowed to each subscriber, and deliver such certificate to the persons named in the first section of this act, who shall, as soon thereafter as conveniently may be, give notice in two of the public newspapers printed in the state of New-Jersey, and in two of the public newspapers printcd in the city of New-York, of a time and place by them to be appointed, not less than thirty days from timeofhow

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the time oi issuing the said notice, at which time and *I|0,°rdi" place the said subscribers shall proceed to organize the said corporation, and shall choose, by a majority of votes of the said subscribers then present, by ballot, to be delivered in person or by proxy duly authorised, one president, seven directors, one treasurer, and such other officers as they shall think fit and necessary, to

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