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V. And be it further enacted, That in case the said ^Jir^J* 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- j^TMTM^ 3 mit with safety the passage of all such teams and car- J^^0 rjages as have usually passed on the roads leading s en" 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 accidents shall have happened by floods or otherwise as retarded by to render a further time necessary for completing the80*' cn 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 ^ ^5^. the passing thereof unsafe, of which fact any three jus- ed to he «tices of the peace of Niagara county shall be judges, ismontiis" or if the said bridge shall be carried away by floods, orj^s^ by any other accident, then and in such case the said this net furSamuel Pratt, his heirs, executors, administrators or as-fc,te<L 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 bo 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£j£* during the term of eighteen years the said bridge should to i» be in such condition as to render the passing over thesp,ked l'r' same unsafe, and complaint thereof shall be made to the commissioners of highways for the town of Buffuloe,

^jj^J- 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 commissioners shall again open said gate to be kept as usual.

Carriage! yil. And be it further enacted, That all persons shall

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the ice free be permitted to pass the said creek at any time with rftoU' 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 Daring'the bridge shall be out of repair, or if the same shall be carbulidingor away or destroyed by the ice, or any other accident, rapniriug the said Samuel Pratt shall keep a ferry at the same place » fciryto' 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 cxpira^Ime the*6' tion of the term of eighteen years the bridge which lllisnlte of sna^ De remaining at the place aforesaid, with all things thereunto appertaining, shall be to all intents and purposes 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. 'E it enacted by the people of the state of New. York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That 1 it shall and may be lawful for the comptroller of this jer author- state to appoint a deputy, who shall be and hereby is potota**" 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 i« to comPtl"°h'er shall continue exclusively to do. receive a II. And be it further enacted, That the said deputy ^ior«UK-r comptroller shall be allowed, as a compensatioot for aaauQ. his services, a salary of one thousand dollars a year,

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payable quarterly yearly, on the warrant of the comp- ^J^jjtrolJer.

III. And be itfurther enacted, That the comptroller ^an"°£_ shall not publish any other notices of arrears of taxes Uce thereof than such as shall be for advertising lands in arrear for uahtc!,fub" sale, and that such notices for the sale of lands shall s>Je9 of be published for the time and in the manner prescrib- lands tor ared in and by the eighteenth section of the act entitled £xc!,°iu

"An act for the assessment and collection of taxes," ■*■♦ . except that instead of being published in two ot 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 Cap- 0 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 ol'advcrtissaid notices, the comptroller shall add an equal pro-j^f,^ portion of said expense to each tax mentioned in his««i»tax. said notice.

VI. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the?ertain .

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duty of the comptroller to reject any tax returned to be njeeilJ. his office from a town on lands not appearing to be situate in such town.

VII. And be it further enacted, That the assessors

be and they are hereby authorised to omit in their aS- names 04 sessment rolls the names of the owners or supposed j^"' owners of the lands of non-residents.

And whereas it is represented to the legislature by 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^J^y ed and added the interest on the arrears of taxes mentioned in such transcripts, to the first day of February last: Therefore, o^^Hpt* VIII. Be it further enacted, That the said transtftecotJT- cripts so made out or to be made out shall be as valid trouer v»iid 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 Certain of- tne ^uty °^tne °fficers mentioned in the third, fourth, Seem to fifth and sixth sections of said first mentioned act to do Sutfes en- and perform the several and respective duties therein joined by enjoined upon them, in like manner as if the said trans

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in relation enpts had been made out and transmitted to their retniBMripts. spective counties within the time prescribed as aforesaid; and that the arrears due by such transcripts due b/mch which shall not be paid to the collectors, and which ^^'i'^: shall be returned to the comptroller's office, shall be interest and subject to interest, and the lands chargeable therewith be w m d' 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. Fees allow- -^"^ ^e tr further enacted, That it shall'and may

edtothe be lawful for the comptroller to demand and receive eomptro • t^e 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 necessary to redeem any piece of land sold for taxes, twentyfive cents, and fifty cents for eacli piece or parcel of land which he may convey in pursuance of the act intitled "an act relative to the assessment and collection of taxes."

MadeTM ■ ^* be it Jurtfier enacted, That the returns

treasurers made to the comptroller's office in the month of Febrranki!""' ruaTT ktst by the respective treasurers of the counties i""iAv"«d °f Franklin, Madison and Allegany, of the arrears of gi.ny\ai tjie ^ of the year one thousand eight hundred and nine, or any other year for those counties, he and the same are hereby declared as valid as if made within the same arc hereby declaredas valid as if made within the A-Jiyi^l period limited by law, and that the comptroller give the said respective county treasurers credit for the said arrears.

XI. And be it further enacted, That the comptroller £?TMuh£be and is hereby authorised to receive from the treas- iw;d to reurer of the couHty of Oneida the return of unpaid tax- tum for es for the year one thousand eight hundred and nine, ^{jl^ made by the collector of the town of Richland, in the Oneida for same manner as if such return had been made within1800- , the time required by law.

XII. And be it further enacted, That the comp- Authorised troller is hereby authorised to credit Ann Ledyard for Ann Lcdtaxes paid by her to the treasurer of this state on the JTM" 7th April, 1807, the vouchers for which payment hav-"'" in£ either been lost or not delivered into the comptroller's office.

CHAP. LXXIX. An A CT for the benefit of the Onondaga tribe of Indians, and for other purposes.

Passed March 29, 1811.

WHEREAS the chiefs of the Onondaga tribe of Indians have represented to his Excellency the Governor that the appointment of an attorney for Prc:imb!'?the said Indians has not been found to answer the salutary purposes thereby intended, and have prayed the appointmentof an agent resident amongstthem: Therefore,

I. Beit enacted by the people of the state of New- tomAV. '•' York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the of

fice of attorney for the said Indians be and the same «boii.hed. Is hereby abolished.

II. And be it further enacted, That Ephraim Web

ster be and he is hereby appointed agent for the said «pp°i«;'-<i Indians; and that the said Ephraim Webster, and cv- 3uoi^v cry person who shall hereafter be appointed agent forTohoM the said Indians, shall hold that office during the pleas- «iurmgti.o_ ure of the legislature; and that it shall be the duty ofScir^a'-1 such agent to advise and direct the said Indians in con-turctrovcrsies amongst themselves, and with other per- ArT»'••'■'• sons, and to caus<* all actions brought against anv of'

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