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south line of number eleven, to the west line of section A. D. 1811, number six, on Owego Creek; thence southwardly along the west line of section number six tothe southwest corner of said section number six; thence eastwardly along the south line of said section number six, to 0. wego Creek; thence down said creek to the place of To beginning, be a town by the name of Candor, and the Cander efirst town meeting in the said town shall be held at the house of Abel Hartts. And all that part of the town of Spencer, beginning at the military line, on the sec. tion line of township number ten; thence southwardly on said section line to the southwest corner of the northeast section of said number ten; thence eastwardly parallel, with the south line of number ten, to the west line of township number eleven; thence southwardly along the west line of said township number eleven,sixty chains; thence eastwardly parallel with the south line of township number eleven to the west line of section number six on Owego Creek; thence southwardly a. long the west line of section number six to the southwest corner of said section number six ; thence eastwardly along the south line of said section number six, to Owego creek; thence up the Owego creek to the military line; thence westwardly along the military liné to the place of beginning, be a town by the name of Ca.

Caroline eroline; and the first town meeting in said town shall be rected. held at the house of Eschard Bush, and that all the rest part of the town of Spencer be a seperate town, by the name of Spencer, and the first town meeting in said town shall be held at the house of Jacob Swartwood. II. And be it further enacted, That the freeholders and Powers and

privileges of inhabitants of the several towns, erected by this act, the free

holders and shall be, and hereby are empowered to hold town meet- inhabitants ings and elect such town officers as the freeholders of saidia and inhabitants of any town in this state may do by law; and that the freeholders and inbabitants of the said several towns, and the town officers to be by them elected respectively, shall have the like powers and privi. leges as the freeholders, inhabitants and town officers of any other town in this state.

Said towns III. And be it further enacted, That all the towns herein before mentioned to be divided, shall be consid. as divided.

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March next, and that as soon as may be after the an. Poor to be nual town meeting for electing town officers for the said apportion- several towns the supervisors and overseers of the poor

of said towns shall, by notice given for that purpose meet together and apportion the poor maintained by the said towns in an equitable manner, and if the supervisors and overseers cannot agree upon such division of the poor as aforesaid, then and in that case the supervisors of the county in which such towns shall sey. erally be, shall at their next meeting apportion and divide the poor maintained as aforesaid in such manner as shall appear to them most just and equitable, and the said towns shall thereafter maintain their own poor.

IV. And be it further enacted, That all monies and vouchers for money now in the hands of the overseers of the poor shall be divided in the same manner as the poor of said town are divided.

CHAP. XXII. An ACT for the relief of George Tibbets, Benjamin T. · P. Tibbets and Samuel Kissam, junior.

Passed February 22, 1811. Preamble. TTTHEREAS George Tibbets and Benjamin T.

W P. Tibbets, an infant, by their petition to the legislature, subscribed and presented on the part of the said infant by Hugh Peebles, his guardian, and with the consent and advice of Getty Nott, his mother, and next friend, have stated, that the said George Tibbets and Benjamin T. P. Tibbets are seized as tenants in common of a certain tract of land and buildings, situated on the island called Green Island, in the town of Watervliet, in the county of Albany, and also of a small island called Jan-Gowzen island, contiguous thereto, and of the land under water in the middle sprout or branch of the Mohawk river, together with the water privilege or mill place on the same premises. That a sale of the right of either of the petitioncrs without the other, the premises being in their na. ture indivisible, would be attended with manifest injury to their respective interests; while, on the other hand,

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a sale of the whole together would be beneficial to A. D. 1811. each of them; but that by reason of the infancy of the said Benjamin T. P. Tibbets, he cannot make conveyance on his part which will be effectual in the law: Therefore,

I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New. Chancellor York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it rize sale of shall and may be lawful for the said infant to present lands be

* longing to a petition by his said guardian, to the court of chan- T. 8. Tibcery of this state, praying a sale of the right, title and interest of him the said infant in and to the said lands and premises; and if upon due inquiry it shall appear to the said court that such sale will be beneficial to the said infant, then and in such case it may be lawful for the said court to order and direct such sale to be made by a master of the said court, who is hereby author. ised to convey the right, title and interest of the said infant, of, in and to the said lands and premises, in due form of law, to the purchaser or purchasers, his or their heirs and assigns: Provided, That the said George Tibbets shall also convey his right, title and interest in the same premises together with that of the said infant.

II. And be it further enacted, That the monies a. Monics rising from such sale on the part of the said infant shall ed of.

ofthediin hy how dispos. be brought into the said court, or otherwise disposed of in such manner as the court shall deem beneficial to the interest of the said infant,

i And whereas Samuel Kissam, junior, an infant under the age of twenty-one years, by Thomas M.Cauly, his guardian, by his petition to the the legislature has represented, that he is seized in his own right of real estate in the county of Saratoga, and elsewhere within this state, and that the whole personal property of him the said Samuel, and the annual income of his said real estate is insufficient for the maintainance and ed. ucation of the said Samuel: Therefore,

Chancellor III. Be it further enacted, That it shall and may may autho be lawful for the said infant, Samuel Kissam, junior, to rize sale of present a petition by his said guardian, to the court of Kissam,jun. chancery of this state, praying that a sale of the right,

A.D. 1811. title, interest and estate of him the said Samuel, of, in

and to one hundred and fifty acres of the land of the said Samuel, situated in the county of Saratoga, may be made ; and if upon due consideration it shall appear to the said court that such sale will be beneficial to said Samuel, then and in that case it shalt and may be law. ful for said court to order and direct such sale to be made by a master of said court, who is hereby author ized to convey the right, title and interest of the said Samuel, of, in and to the same lands in due form of law, to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, his and

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rising from such sale of the said lands of said Samuel, on the part of the said Samuel, shall be brought into the said court, or otherwise disposed of in such man. ner as the same court shall deem most beneficial to the interest of the said Samuel Kissam, junior.

CHAP. XXIII.
An ACT to amend an act, entitled An act; authoris-

ing Alexander Alexander, to erect'a dam across the
Mohawk River, and for other purposes.

Passed February 22, 1811. DE it enacted by the people of the state of New York,

D represented in Senate, and Assembly, That the time limited for the continuance of the act hereby amended be extended to the term of twenty years, and that the power therein vested in the court of common pleas of the county of Albany, be and the same is hereby vested in the court of common pleas of the county af Schenectady.

CHAP. XXIV. An ACT to amend the act entitled "An act to cede two hundred acres of land to. Dolly Denny."

Passed February 22, 1811. 1. D E it enacted by the prople of the state of New.

D York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for Dolly Denny, widow of John Denny, deceased, and her heirs, to grant,

bargain, sell and convey in fee simple to any person or 4. D. 1811. persons, being a citizen or citizens of this state, the whole or any part of the lands granted and confirmed to her, the said Dolly Denny, in and by the act entitled “ An act to cede two hundred acres of land to Dolly Denny," any thing in the said act to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided however, That no such grant, bargain, sale or conveyance shall be va. lid or effectual unless the same shall be executed in the presence and by the approbation of the district attorney for the time being, of the district in which such lands are or shall be situated.

II. And be it further enacted, That whenever any application shall be made to said district attorney for his approbation of any such conveyance, it shall be the duty of said district attorney, without fee or reward, to ascertain that such conveyance be honestly and fairly obtained, and that the same be for a com. petent and reasonable consideration, and that such consideration be justly paid or properly secured to be paid; and the said district attorney, if he shall be satisfied in the premises, shall endorse on such convey. ance a certificate in writing, with his name thereto sub. scribed, expressing his approbation of such conveyance.

CHAP. XXV. A: ACT to provide for the purchase of a part of the "reservation of the Christian party of the Oneida Na.

tion of Indians. Passed February 27, 1811. D E it enacted by the people of the state of New.

D York,represented in Senate and Assembly, That the person administering the government of this state shall be and he is hereby authorised to purchase from the Christian party of the Oneida nation of Indians, in behalf of this state, such parts of their reservation as they may be desirous of selling, and that the Treasurer be, and he is hereby authorised, on the warrant of the comptroller, to pay to the order of the governor, the sum of one thousand dollars, to defray the expenses of completing the said purchase.

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