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4. D. 1811.
Passed February 22d, 1811.
lature by Achsah De Fonclaire, that she is the widow of John Baptiste Vaumane De Fonclaire, late of the town of Johnstown, in the county of Montgomery, deceased, and that the said John Baptiste Vaumane De Fonclaire died intestate, and without heirs, seized of a real estate, consisting of about forty-nine acres of land, with the appurtenances, in the said town of Johnstown, which real estate is deemed to have escheated to the people of this state; and the said Achsah Fonclaire has prayed the legislature to pass a law, vesting in her all the right and title of the said people, of, in and to the said real estate, subject to the payment of the debts of the said John Baptist Vaumane De Fonclaire, which request appears reasonable to the legislature: There. fore,
Be it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That all the right and title of the said people, of, in and to all such lands and real estate, situate in the said town of Johnstown, and of which the said John Baptiste Vaumane De Fonclaire died seized, shall be and is hereby declared to be absolutely vested in the said Achsah De Fonclaire, her heirs and assigns forever, and she shall be answerable to the creditors of the said John, in the same manner as if she was devisee of the lands and appurtenances hereby vested in her.
raising two hundred pounds by assessment on Gray-
THEREAS the raising and water rotting of Prearable.
W hemp has become of considerable importance to the commercial and agricultural interests of the state : Therefore,
ob become thro cer
Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, A. D. 1811. represented in Senate and Assembly, That if any of the
Waters proprietors of the said meadows shall be desirous of running making use of the waters running through the same for the purpose of water rotting hemp, they may ap-dows may
be used for ply to the inspectors chosen by virtue of the said act, rotting who shall attend at some time to be agreed upon, and hemp. view the ground and water where such water rotting is desired to be performed; and if the said inspectors, or any two of them, shall be of opinion that the ground and water may with propriety be occupied for that purpose, the said inspectors, or any two of them, shall in writing under their hands, direct the height of the dam and size of the vat to be made and used for the purpose aforesaid; and the person owning or occupying the land where such dam or vat may be so al. lowed to be made, may proceed to erect such dam and make use of the water for the purpose above mentioned, any law to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding; but it shall not be lawful for any proprietor or occupant of said meadows to stop the said water longer than shall be necessary to fill or replenish said vat, or to obstruct, impede or turn the course of said water for other agricultural purposes, to the injury of any mill on said waters.
ginning at the north line of the state of Pennsylvania,
Passed February 22, 1811.
D York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That Commiggi. Peter Van Deventer, Jonas Williams and James Green, onera nasza
uused to lay out be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to ex-a road. plore and lay out a road beginning at the north line of the state of Pennsylvania, where the Pennsylvania road terminates, at or near where the Allegany river crosses the boundary line between the states of Pennsylvania and New York, in the nearest and best direction the country will admit of, to the village of Buffaloe.
A. D. 1811. II. And be it further enacted, That when the said
road shall be laid out, it shall be the duty of the said the commissioners to file a map with their names there. be filed in unto subscribed, in the clerk's office in the county of the clerk of Niagara, and that it shall be lawful from thenceforth liagara for the inhabitants of the said county to open and imAllowance prove the said road; and each of the said commissionto commistioners.
*. ers, for their services aforesaid, shall be allowed at the
rate of three dollars a day for every day they shall be Account to necessarily employed in laying out said road : And that be audited the supervisors of the said county shall audit the ac
count of said expenses, and cause the amount thereof
Salt Springs. Passed February 22, 1811.
D represented in Senate and Assembly, That Willi. am Kirkpatrick be, and he is hereby appointed super. intendent of the Onondaga Salt Springs.
CHAP. XIV. An ACT to incorporate the Clinton Woollen Manufacturing Society, in the county of Oneida.
Passed February 22, 1811. TIT HEREAS Ephraim Hart and others, associ.
VV ated as a company under the style of the Clin. Preamble.
ton manufacturing woollen society, by their petition presented to this legislature, have prayed to be incorporated: Therefore,
I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of NewE. Mart and York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the others inited said Ephriam Hart, Joel Bristol, Sewall Hopkins,
Austin Mygatt, Seth Hastings, junior, Jesse Curtiss, William Hotchkiss and Isaac Benedict, and such persons as shall hereafter be associated with them for that purpose, and their successors, be and hereby are ordained constituted and declared 10 be a body politic and corporate, in fact and in name, by the name of
" the Clinton Woollen Manufacturing Society," and A.D. 1811. by that name they and their successors, for twenty site ofcore years hereafter, shall and may have succession, and poration. be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, Their powe pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, delending and being defended, in all courts and places whatsoever, and in all manner of actions, suits, complaints, matters and causes whatsoey. er, and that they and their successors may have and use a common seal, and may change and alter the same at their pleasure; and that they and their successors, by the name of “ the Clinton Woollen Manufacturing Society," shall in law be capable of purchasing, hold. ing and conveying any real or personal estate whatever, necessary for the objects of this incorporation. II. And be it further enacted, That the stock, prop.
Five direcerty, affairs and concerns of the said corporation shall tors to be be managed and conducted by five directors, who shall chosep. be annually elected on the third Tuesday in April in each year, at such time of the day and at such place in the town of Paris, in the county of Oneida, as a ma. jority of the said directors for the time being shall ap. point, and public notice shall be given of the time and place of holding such election at least fifteen days previous thereto, in each of the public news papers printed in the village of Utica; and the said election shall be then and there made by such of the stockholders as shall attend for that purpose, either in person or by proxy, and all elections for directors shall be by ballot, and the five persons having the greatest number of votes shall be the directors; and the said directors, as goon as may be after their election, shall proceed to e. lect by ballot, one of their number to be their presi. dent ; and whenever any vacancy shall happen among Va
"5 how filled. the directors, by death, resignation or removal out of the state, such vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the year by the remainder of the directors for the time being; and that Ephraim Hart, Joel Bristol, Sew. all Hopkins, Austin Mygatt and Seth Hastings, junjor, shall be the present directors, and shall hold their
A. D. 1811. offices respectively until the third Tuesday of April in
the year one thousand eight hundred and eleven.
III. And be it further enacted, That in case it shall at Corporati- any time happen that an election of the directors should solved if'e. not be made on the day when pursuant to this act it lectioni..ought to have been done, the said corporation shall not a certain for that cause be deemed to be dissolved, but it shall Jay
and may be lawful on any other day to hold an election of directors in such manner as shall have been regulated by the laws and ordinances of the said corpora
tion. Capitai IV. And be it further enacted, That the capital stock stook.
of the said corporation shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars, and that each share of said stock shall be one hundred dollars; and it shall be lawful for the directors to call and demand of the stockholders respectively all such sums of money by them subscribed, at such time and in such proportions as they shall see fit, under pain of forfeiting their shares and all pre. vious payments made thereon, if such payments be neglected to be made for the space of ten days after the same ought to have been made, and thirty days previous notice of such call and demand shall be published in the newspapers as aforesaid : Provided, That not more than one fourth part of the sum subscribed by the respective stockholders shall be demanded previous to the third Tuesday of April, one thousand
eight hundred and eleven. Further V. And be it further enacted, That the directors
for the time being shall have power to make and pre. scribe by-laws, rules and regulations as shall appear needful and proper, touching the management and disposition of the stock, property, estate and effects of the said corporation, the duty of the officers, artificers and servants by them employed, the election of the directors, and touching all such matters as appertain to the concerns of the said corporation, with powers to appoint such and so many officers, clerks, agents and servants for carrying on the business of the said facto-, ry, and with such allowances and salaries as shall to them seem meet : Provided, That such by-laws be not
power of the direc. tol's.