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t£!2" CHAP. X.
An ACT for the relief of Achsah De Fonclaire.
Passed February 22d, 1811.
WHEREAS it has been represented to the legislature by Achsah De Fonclaire, that she is the widow of John Baptiste VaumaneDe 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: Therefore,
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.
An ACT supplementary to an act, entitled "An actfor raising two hundred pounds by assessment on Grayf Court meadows, in Orange county, for more effectu
allt/draining said meadows,^ passed* the 31st of March, 1790. Passed February 22d, 1811.
WHEREAS the raising and water rotting of hemp has become of considerable importance to the commercial and agricultural interests of the state: Therefore,
Be it enacted by the people of the state of New- York,A^^represented in Senate and Assembly, That if any of the w^ proprietors of the said meadows shall be desirous of mnning making use of the waters running through the same for the purpose of water rotting hemp, they may ap- j^^}*^ ply to the inspectors chosen by virtue of the said act, rotting who shall attend at some time to be agreed upon, and hcmpview 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 id 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 allowed 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.
CHAP. XII. *~ An ACT appointing Commissioners to lay out a road beginning at the north line of the state of Pennsylvania, at the place where the Pennsylvania road terminates, to the village of Buffaloe.
Passed February 22, 1811.
_D York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That commit Peter Van Deventer, Jonas Williams and James Green, °"er*,n,un: be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to ex- »ro»d. 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 itfurther enacted, That when the said Vrf^v^ road shall be laid out, it shall be the duty of the said th<££So commissioners to file a map with their names thereW fiWLU unto subscribed, in the clerk's office in the county of tbc clerk of Niagara, and that it shall be lawful from thenceforth NiagsTM. £-Qr tjje inhabitants of the said county to open and imAiioiranee prove the saidroad; and each of the said commissionto eomiaifr ers> fQT tnejr 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 V«u^ri-tne supervisors of the said county shall audit the ac*>ni count of said expenses, and cause the amount thereof to be assessed, collected and paid, as part of the contingent expenses of said county.
BE it enacted by the people of the state of Nezu- York,
An ACT to incorporate the Clinton Woollen Manufacturing Society, in the county of Oneida.
Passed February 22, 1811. "HEREAS EphraimHart and others, associated as a company under the style of the Clinton 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 stats of jYerv£.nartand York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the Uprated. sa>d 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 to be a body politic and corporate, in fact and in name, by the name of
"tht Clinton Woollen Manufacturing Society," and^J^",by that name they and their successors, for twenty 8tykofcor. years hereafter, shall and may have succession, and portion, be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, Their eo*-pleading and being impleaded, answering and beingcn" answered unto, defending and being defended, in aU courts and places whatsoever, and in all manner of actions, suits, complaints, matters and causes whatsoever, 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, . fey the name of " the Clinton Woollen Manufacturing Society," shall in law be capable of purchasing, holding and conveying any real or personal estate whatever, necessary for the objects of this incorporation.
II. And be it further enacted, That the stock, property, affairs and concerns of the said corporation shall ton to be be managed and conducted by five directors, who shallch08<a'' 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 majority of the said directors for the time being shall appoint, and public notice shall be given of the time and place of holding such electron 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 soon as may be after their election, shall proceed to elect by ballot, one of their number to be their president ; and whenever any vacancy shall happen among 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, Sewall Hopkins, Austin Mygatt and Seth Hastings, junior, shall be the present directors, and shall hold their
"^A^ °ffices respectively until the third Tuesday of April in
not be made on the day when pursuant to this act it iSt hcM u» ought to have been done, the said corporation shall not am-uuu for that cause be deemed to be dissolved, but it shall U}' 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 corporation.
capital IV. And be it further enacted, That the capital stock 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 previous 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. Finther V. And be it further enacted, That the directors tuTdirM- f°r the time being shall have power to make and prelors- 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 factory, and with such allowances and salaries as shall to them seem meet: -Provided, That such by-laws be not