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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. D E it enacted by the people of the state of New.

D York, represented in Senate and Assembly, Terms of That there shall hereafter be holden in the said county the court of

of Suffolk, three terms of courts of common pleas, and pleas, num-two terms of general sessions of the peace, annually ; ber of, and when to the first of which shall be a court of common pleas and

general sessions of 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 shall 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 it further enacted, That all writs, process, cess, &c. notices and recognizances, made returnable in the

e said 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, respectively, 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 the great length and extent of the said county, renders it extremely inconvenient to the in-habitants thereof, to have the clerk's office established in any one place therein, for remedy whereof,

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. 35 III. Be it further enacted, That it shall and may be A. D. 1811. lawful for the clerk of the said county, at his discretion,

Clorks of to establish his office in any two convenient places fice may be therein, and for this purpose may, by writing under his established

in 2 places, hand and seal, appoint any competent person assistant and an as

of besistant clerk clerk of the said county, during the pleasure of the appoint 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. Notice of ment to be published in the news-paper printed in the to be pub

.. lished, said county, if any news-paper be printed therein, giving public 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 recording deeds, &c. and registering all deeds, conveyances, mortgages and corded. other writings, and designating at which of the said offices the business of clerk of the several courts whereof the clerk of the said county is by law made clerk, shall be done and performed, and the proceedings therein be recorded, filed and kept, which advertise. ment shall be continued in the said paper at least four weeks sucessively.

CHAP. XXVII.
An ACT for raising money to complete the building of

the court-house and gaol in the county of Lewis, and

for other purposes. Passed March 1, 1811. I. D E it enacted by the people of the state of New

D York,represented in Senate and Assembly, That Monies to the supervisors of the county of Lewis be and they to hereby are directed and empowered, at their next suc- court-kouse 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 an. nual 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 centon cach dol

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A. D. 1811, 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 pervisors raised, levied and collected in the respective years... mdraw II, And be it further enacted, That the supervisors $300 from freasury.* 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 ap. propriated by law, to apply as is above stated.

III. And be it further enacted, That Benjamin Van Commissioners ap. Vleeck, Daniel Kelly and Jonathan Collins, of said pointed.

county, be and they are hereby appointed a committee to superintend the finishing the said court-house

and gaol.

. IV. And be it further enacted, That whenever the publish no- judges of the court of common pleas in said county tice when court-hiuse shall judge that the court-house and gaol are so far

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 Trcasurer said county be and he is hereby directed to pay over moomics toet the said monies, when collected, to the order of said commission commissioners, from time to time, as they shall re

quire, 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 first day of October next, the clerk's office shall to be kept. be kept within one mile of the court-house and gaol

of said county.

VII. And be it further enacted, That the sheriff of fees from the said county shall compute his mileage fees from the whence to court-house in said county after the first day of May be computed. next.

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CHAP. XXVIII. ·

A. D. 1811. An ACT for the relief of the inhabitants of the village of Kingston.

Passed March 1, 1811. TITHEREAS it appears that the commissioners

W 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 com. missioners 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 seves ral roads within the bounds of said village, in the same manner as if the said village had not been incorporated.

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CHAP. XXIX.
An ACT for dividing the town of Sodus, in the county

of Ontario.
1. D E it enacted by the people of the state of New-

nh, Thot Town of D York,represented in Senate and Assembly, That L from and after the first Monday of April next, all that reeted. part of the town of Sodus, 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.

divided

A.D. 1811. III. And be it further enacted, That as soon as may

be after the first Tuesday in April next, the supervi. Poor mo. nies to be sors and overseers of the poor of said towns of Sodus

and Lyons, 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.

Collectors may make :

CHAP. XXX.
An ACT to amend the act, entitled An act supplemen.

tary to the act for the assessment and collection of
taxes.

Passed March 1, 1811. I. D E it enacted by the people of the state of New.

. D York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That oath to re- in all cases, in which any collector shall hereafter in turns before justice of pursuance of the sixth section of the act hereby amend. peace. ed, make oath to his return of unpaid taxes, before a

justice of the peace of the county in which such col. lector 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 entries 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.

II. And be it further enacted, That the eleventh sec. 11th section of former tion of the said act shall not be so construed as to apply

to any return of unpaid taxes heretofore made, or here. to returns after to be made in the absence of the treasurer of the heretoforc

county in which such return has been or shall be made.

act not to operate as

CHAP. XXXI.
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. THEREAS it has been represented to this le.

gislature, that the period limited for the completion of the canal and locks, authorised to be

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