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.V. And be it further enacted, That in case the said A. D. 1811. bridge shall not in the course of two years from and af- Bridge to ter the passing of this act be so far completed as to ad

adeo pleted in 2 mit with safety the passage of all such teams and car- years or no

tolls taken. rịages as have usually passed on the roads leading thereto, he the said Samuel Pratt shall not, by tolls or any other way, be entitled to any reimbursement of the expence he may have been at in the building of the said bridge, unless it shall appear that in the progress of the said work, and before it shall be completed, such

al building is accidents shall have happened by floods or otherwise as retarded by to render a further time necessary for completing the same ; and further, if at any time during the term of, eighteen years, from and after the passing of this act, the said bridge shall become so far decayed as to render I destra the passing thereof unsafe, of which fact any, three jus-ed to be re

built within tices of the peace of Niagara county shall be judges, 12 months or if the said bridge shall be carried away by floods, or or rights

graated by by any other accident, then and in such case the said this act form Samuel Pratt, his heirs, executors, administrators or as. teite signs, shall, as the case may be, repair or rebuild the said bridge within twelve months next after the day when the same shall be adjudged unsafe or destroyed by any accident as aforesaid ; and in case the said bridge shall not within the said number of months be repaired or rebuilt as the case may require, then such part or parts of said bridge as shall be remaining shall be considered as the property of the people of this state ; and after such default of repairing or rebuilding said bridge, neither the said proprietor of said bridge, nor any person or persons claiming under him, shall have any claim or demand for the remaining part or parts of said bridge, nor shall they ever afterwards be permitted to obstruct with gates, or in any other way, the passing over such bridge as may be there built, or to attempt directly or indirectly the collection of any toll for passing the said bridge. VI. And be it further enacted, That if at any time In what

case toll during the term of eighteen years the said bridge should gates to he be in such condition as to render the passing over the P* same unsafe, and complaint thereof shall be made to the commissioners of highways for the town of Buffaloe,

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A. D. 1811. and if the said commissioners, or a majority of them,

shall judge the passing over the same to be dangerous, they shall immediately spike up the toll gate, and keep the same spiked up until the said bridge shall be so repaired as to render passing over it safe, when said com

missioners shall again open said gate to be kept as usual. Carriages VII. And be it further enacted, That all persons shall to pass on the ice free be permitted to pass the said creek at any time with

their teams, waggons, sleighs, &c. on the ice, whenever the same shall be sufficiently strong for that purpose, free of toll, any thing herein contained to the contrary

notwithstanding; and further, if at any time the said During the bridge shall be out of repair, or if the same shall be carbuilding or

re: ried away or destroyed by the ice, or any other accident, repniring the said Sarnuel Pratt shall keep a ferry at the same place a ferry to for the accommodation of the public during the term heis bo kept allowed by this act for repairing or rebuilding the said

bridge, and shall be entitled to receive such rates of ferriage as by this act he shall be entitled to receive of

toll for passing said bridge. Bridge IV. And be it further enacted, That at the expira

e thee tion of the term of eighteen years the bridge which property of shall be remaining at the place aforesaid, with all things this state.

thereunto appertaining, shall be to all intents and pur-
poses the property of the people of this state.

CHAP. LXXVIII.
An ACT authorising the appointment of a Deputy
Comptroller of this state, and for other purposes.

Passed March 29, 1811.
ID E it enacted by the people of the state of New.

D York,represented in Senate and Assembly, That

it shall and may be lawful for the comptroller of this Comptrol. ler author- state to appoint a deputy, who shall be and hereby is point a

authorised to do and perform all or any of the duties deputy. which the comptroller is authorised or directed by law

.to do and perform, except as to drawing warrants on

the treasury and auditing public accounts, which the Who is to

comptroller shall continue exclusively to do. reecive a II. And be it further enacted, That the said deputy salary of S1060 per comptroller shall be allowed, as a compensation for

hig services, a salary of one thousand dollars a year,

be held.

143 payable quarterly yearly, on the warrant of the comp- A. D. 1811. troller. III. And be it further enacted, That the coniptroller Arrears of

taxes no noshall not publish any other notices of arrears of taxes tice thereof than such as shall be for advertising lands in arrear for his sale, and that such notices for the sale of lands shall

* Sales of be published for the time and in the manner prescrib- lands for ared in and by the eighteenth section of the act entitled me “ An act for the assessment and collection of taxes,” what man

ner to be except that instead of being published in two of the published public newspapers printed in the city of New York they shall be published only in one in said city, and in lieu of the other, be published in such other paper as the comptroller shall direct.

IV. And be it further enacted, That it shall be law. Where to ful for the comptroller to hold his said sales at the Cape itol, in the city of Albany, any thing in any former law to the contrary notwithstanding.

V. And be it further enacted, That in order that the Proportion state may be refunded the expense of publishing the of advertissaid notices, the comptroller shall add an equal proportion of said expense to each tax mentioned in his each tax. said notice. VI. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the Certain

taxes may duty of the comptroller to reject any tax returned to be rejectod. his office from a town on lands not appearing to be situate in such town. VII. And be it further enacted, That the assessors Assessors

may omit be and they are hereby authorised to omit in their as- names ar sessment rolls the names of the owners or supposed Jents. owners of the lands of non-residents.

And whereas it is represented to the legislature by Recital the comptroller, that he was unable to complete the transcripts which by the act entitled “ An act relative to certain arrears of taxes, and also to amend the laws for the assessment and collection of taxes,” passed the eleventh day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and eight, and the acts extending and amending the same, he was directed to make with in the time limited by said acts, but that he has them now nearly completed, and that he has calculat

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ts VIII. Be it further enacted, That the said transmade by cripts so made out or to be made out shall be as valid troller valid as if made within the time prescribed as aforesaid, and

that it shall and may be lawful for the comptroller to transmit the said transcripts to the county treasurers, when the same shall be completed ; and that it shall be

the duty of the officers mentioned in the third, fourth, ficers to fifth and sixth sections of said first mentioned act to do

esen. and perform the several and respective duties therein joined by enjoined upon them, in like manner as if the said transformer acts in relation cripts had been made out and transmitted to their re

te spective counties within the time prescribed as afore

said ; and that the arrears due by such transcripts Arrears due by such which shall not be paid to the collectors, and which transcripts: shall be returned to the comptroller's office, shall be subject to interest and subject to interest, and the lands chargeable therewith be

liable to be sold for non payment at the same times and in like manner as for the tax of the year one thousand eight hundred and eleven..

IX. And be it further enacted, That it shall'and may Fees allowed to the be lawful for the comptroller to demand and receive comptrol

the following fees, viz. for every tax that shall remain unpaid after he shall advertise the land charged with such tax for sale, six and one quarter cents ; for certificates to be given to purchasers of lands at his sales for taxes for every piece or parcel of land sold, twelve and an half cents; for certifying the sum neces. sary to redeem any piece of land sold for taxes, twentyfive cents, and fifty cents for each picce or parcel of land which he may convey in pursuance of the act intitled “an act relative to the assessment and collection

of taxes." Returns X. And be it further enacted, That the returns made by treasurers made to the comptroller's office in the month of Feb.

n, ruary last by the respective treasurers of the counties Franklin, and Alle of Franklin, Madison and Allegany, of the arrears of gany valid. then

the tax of the year one thousand eight hundred and nine, or any other year for those counties, be and the same are hereby declared as valid as if made within the

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same are hereby declaredas valid as if made within the A. D. 1811. period limnited by law, and that the comptroller give the said respective county treasurers credit for the saidarrears.

XI. And be it further enacted, That the comptroller leon be and is hereby authorised to receive from the treasised to re

ceive reurer of the county of Oneida the return of unpaid tax-tums for es for the year one thousand eight hundred and nine, Richland:

y county of made by the collector of the town of Richland, in the Oneida for same manner as if such return had been made within 150. the time required by law.

XII. And be it further enacted, That the comp- Authorised troller is hereby authorised to credit Ann Ledyard for our taxes paid by her to the treasurer of this state on the yard for 7th April, 1807, the vouchers for which payment hav- es. ing either been lost or not delivered into the comptrol. ler's office.

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CHAP. LXXIX. AnACT for the benefit of the Onondaga tribe of Indians, and for other purposes.

Passed March 29, 1811. THEREAS the chiefs of the Onondaga tribe of VV Indians have represented to his Excellency.

Preamble. the Governor that the appointment of an attorney for the said Indians has not been found to answer the sal. utary purposes thereby intended, and have prayed the appointmentof an agent resident amongstthem: There. fore,

Office of at1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New.cornery for York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the of- Onondaga fice of attorney for the said Indians be and the same abolished. is hereby abolished.

II. And be it further enacted, That Ephraim Web.it ster be and he is hereby appointed agent for the said appointed Indians; and that the said Ephraim Webster, and ev- saidIndianis.

agent for ery person who shall hereafter be appointed agent for to hold the said Indians, shall hold that office during the pleas- during the

pleasure et ure of the legislature ; and that it shall be the duty of thelegislasuch agent to advise and direct the said Indians in con. turc. troversies amongst themselves, and with other per. Agnezda ning sons, and to cause all actions bronight against any of

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