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AJ^- CHAP. XXVI.
An ACT relative to the court of common pleas and general sessions of the peace in the county of Suffolk, and for other purposes. Passed March 1, 1811. I. & it enacted by the people of the state of Arew~ \j York, represented in Senate and Assembly, T«rmsofThat there shall hereafter be holden in the said county «om»on ° of Suffolk, three terms of courts of common pleas, and blrrfTiid two terms °f general sessions of the peace, annually; nhcnU the first of which shall be a court of common pleas and commence. generai sessions 0f the peace, and shall commence on the last Tuesday in May next.and may be continued until the Saturday following, inclusive, and shall be denominated the May term: The second of which shall also be a court of" common pleas and general sessions of the peace, and shall commence on the first Tuesday in October next, and may be continued until the Saturday following, inclusive, and shallj,be called the October term: The third of which shall be a court of common pleas only, and shall commence on the first Tuesday in January next, and may be continued until the Saturday following, inclusive, and shall be called the January term; but no issue of fact shall be tried by a jury in any of the said terms of January. II. And be itfurther enacted, Thatall writs, process, cos" heTM'notices and recognizances, made returnable in the ^iruabiTM sa'd court of common pleas and general sessions of the peace,' to be holden in and for the said county of Suffolk, on the last Tuesday in March next, shall be and hereby are made returnable in the said court of common pleas and general sessions of the peace, to be holden in and for the said county, on the last Tuesday in May next; and that all adjournments, appearances, continuances, notices, and all proceedings whatever, in the said courts of the term of March, lespectively, shall be held and taken to be made to and at the said next May term of the respective courts by this act created. And whereas *he great length and extent of the said jveunbie. county, renders it extremely inconvenient to the inhabitants thereof, to have the clerk's office established in any one place therein, for remedy whereof,
HI. Be it further enacted, That it shall and may be ^Yl^lawful for the clerk of the said county, at his discretion, to establish his office in any two convenient places nce Lj therein, and for this purpose may, by writing under hisj^jTM^ hand and seal, appoint any competent person assistant and an' clerk of the said county, during the pleasure of the "^Lted* said clerk, or so long as he shall continue the said office separate, to take charge of one of the said offices, and to do the duties thereof; which said appointment shall be recorded in the office of the clerk of the said county; and the said clerk shall cause an advertise- Notie' rf
ment to be published in the news-paper printed in the«? pubsaid county, if any news-paper be printed therein, giv-ll*hed* ing pubJic notice of the places wherein the said offices shall be established, specifying what part of the county And where shall resort to each office for the purpose of recordingdeed,<^c
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and registering all deeds, conveyances, mortgagee and corded,
the court-house and gaol in the county of Lewis, and
I. "HE it enacted by the people of the state of Nrw
J3 York,represented in Senate andAssembly, That Monies t» the supervisors of the county of Lewis be and they ^fin^T*'1 hereby arc directed and empowered, at their next sue- '"'"i-iiouie ceeding annual meetings, to raise and levy on the freeholders and inhabitants of said county the sum of twelve hundred dollars, to be raised in two equal annual instalments, or to raise it all in one year, as the supervisors of the county shall deem most expedient, for the purpose of finishing the court-house and gaol in said county, with the addition of five cents on each dollar for collecting the same, and one cent on each dol
^JHvi^ lar for the county treasurer's fees, which said sum shall be raised, levied and collected in the same man. ner as the other necessary and contingent charges are Supervisors ra'sed, levied and collected in the respective years. Rsbofom "^"^ ^e further enacted, That the supervisors treasury, of said county have liberty to draw on the treasurer of said county for three hundred dollars of any money now in the county treasury which is not otherwise appropriated by law, to apply as is above stated. Comrais- * "^"^ ^e *' further enacted, That Benjamin Van sioners »p. Vleeck, Daniel Kelly and Jonathan Collins, of said pomted. countv> be and they are hereby appointed a committee to superintend the finishing the said court-house and gaol.
Sheriff to And be it further enacted, That whenever the
publish to- judges of the court of common pleas in said county e^iiruh'oiisc shall judge that the court-house and gaol are so far^ ^jo u,fini,h- completed as to be safe and convenient for holding ., courts and securing prisoners, that they direct the sheriff by proclamation to give public notice thereof, and thereafter the said court-house and gaol shall be the court-house and gaol of said county.
V. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer of Treasurer said county be and he is hereby directed to pay over o|..,y monjeSj when collected, to the order of said
erj?mUsi°n commissioners, from time to time, as they shall require, and the said commissioners shall, at the annual meeting of the supervisors of said county, account for the expenditures of said money.
VI. And be it further enacted, That from and after Clerk's of. the flrgj cf October next, the clerk's office shall
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to be kept, be kept within one mile of the court-house and gaol of said county. i
VII. And be it further enacted, That the sheriff of fet * (mm said county shall compute his mileage fees from the teromput- court-house in said county after the first day of May e<i next.
CHAP. XXVIH. • A jLi!^
An ACT for the relief of the inhabitants of the village of Kingston. Passed March 1, 1811.
WHEREAS it appears that the commissioners of highways of the town of Kingston refuse to include any part of the said village in the road districts of said town—And whereas also, the inhabitants of said village are annually assessed by the said commissioners to work on various roads without the bounds of the said village: Therefore,
Be it enacted by the people of the state of New- York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the commissioners of highways, who may hereafter be chosen for said town, shall, in dividing the said town into road districts, in pursuance of third section of an act entitled "An act to regulate highways, "passed eighth of April, one thousand eight hundred and one, include the several roads within the bounds of said village, in the same manner as if the said village had not been incorporated.
of Ontario. Passed March 1, 1811.
I. T)E it enacted by the*piople of the state of New
_D York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That L^"-0* from and after the first Monday of April next, all that ""tedpart of the town of Sodas, in the county of Ontario, comprehending the south part of said town, beginning two miles north of the northwest corner of number twelve, in the first range of Phelps and Gorham's purchase, and running eastward parallel with said town line until it intersects the line dividing the counties of Seneca and Ontario, be and hereby is erected into a separate town by the name of Lyons, and that the first town meeting be held at the dwelling-house of Thomas D. Gale, in said town
II. And be it further enacted, That all the remaining part of the town of Sodus shall be, and remain a separate town by the name of Sodus, and that the next town meeting shall be held at the dwelling-house of Daniel Arms, in said town.
\J^i^ HI. And be it further enacted. That as soon as may Poor mo- "3e ^ter tne ^rst Tuesday in April next, the supervises to be sors and overseers of the poor of said towns of Sodus airidei anfj Ly0ns> on notice being first given for that purpose, shall meet together and divide the money and the poor belonging to the town of Sodus, previous to the division agreeable to the last tax list, and that each of the said towns shall forever thereafter respectively maintain their own poor.
CHAP. XXX. An ACT to amend the act, entitled "An act supplementary to the act for the assessment and collection of taxes." Passed March 1, 1811.
I. T> E it enacted by the people of the state ofNewJ^fl^kT J3 iork, represented in Senate and Assembly, That oath tore- jn an cases, in which any collector shall hereafter in justice of pursuance of the sixth section of the act hereby amendxhe pe»cc. ^ make oath to his return of unpaid taxes, before a justice of the peace of the county in which such collector shall reside, such justice shall carefully compare the return with the original assessment roll, and endorse on the return a certificate of such examination, and that the entrie"s therein contained are an exact transcript from the assessment roll, and any such oath heretofore made before any justice of the peace in such county shall be deemed sufficient, ntn section ^e furt^er enacted, That the eleventh sec
«f former tion of the said act shall not be so construed as to apply sperateM to anv retHrn °f unpaid taxes heretofore made, or herehcretoforc a^ter to ^e made m absence of the treasurer of the county in which such return has been or shall be made.
An Act to amend an act, entitled "an act for opening and establishing a Lock navigation on the river St. Lawrence, in the town of Madrid,'''' passed April 1, 1808. Passed March 1, 1811.
WHEREAS it has been represented to this legislature, that the period limited for the completion of the canal and locks, authorised to be