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rant of the comptroller, pay out of the proceeds of-^Ji¥i^jsuch sales, the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars, Treasurer in the manner and for the purposes expressed in the §2P5^, for eighth enacting clause of the said last mentioned act, ccrt*m Purany thing in said act to the contrary notwithstanding.

VII. And be it further enacted, That the surveyor-sor. gen. t» general shall, in like manner, sell the unappropriated ^j"1*"11 lands in the towns of Bolton and Hague; and that the TrcaOTrer treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller, out 0fTMp^for the proceeds of such sales, pay to the commissioner certain purappointed in pursuance of the act, entitled "An act^*

to open and improve a road on the west side of Lake George," passed the 30th, March, 1810, for the purpose therein mentioned, or to such other commissioners as may hereafter be appointed, the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, and that the second and third enacting clauses of the said act be and the same are hereby repealed.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller, out of the proceeds of the sales of lands in townships number ^J1^"^ eleven and twelve, in the old military tract, which for landing the surveyor-general has or shall have made, pursu- ow'the Slant to said act, passed 6th April, 1803, pay the"MeMw sum of one thousand dollars, appropriated by the act, entitled "An act to amend an act, entitled an act to amend certain acts relative to the city of Hudson, and

for other purposes," passed April 5th, one thousand eight hundred and ten, for the purpose of building1 a bridge over the river Saranack, in the manner directed by said act.

IX. And be it further enacted, That it shall be law- claim»ful for the commissioners of the land-office, in all cas

es in which legal claims exist against this state for'?""!8. lf>e lands granted under the authority thereof, to any per- wi^hns son whatever, the title to which was, at the time of granting the same, out of this state, to cause the val- <■<>> ««pt ue of such land at the time when the title thereof shall "states, have been discovered to be out of the people of this state, to be ascertained in such manner as the said commissioners shall deem proper, and to compensate

AJ^J^- the claimant or claimants to the amount of such value by purchases which he or they shall make at any of the sales at auction which the surveyor-general shall make of any of the unappropriated lands of this state: Provided always, That nothing in this sectioncontained shall be construed to extend to any lands deemed to have been forfeited to the people of this state by the attainder or conviction of any person whatsoever, which have been or may be sold under the authority of this state. , • . .

supervisors X. And be it further enacted, That in every case iu survevsof which the bounds of a town already erected or that

|ZntionoF"maJ" hereafter be erected, shall appear to be so describsurrey.gcD. ed in theact erecting or altering the same, that they cannot be delineated by the surveyor-general on the map of this state without a survey specially made for that purpose, it shall be the duty of the supervisor of such costs there-town> on the application of the surveyor-general, to •n>y whom obtain, or cause such survey to be made, and transmit ve' the same to the surveyor-general's office, the costs and charges of which shall be defrayed by such town, in the manner in which other contingent charges of towns are defrayed and paid. nwcifbTj7 ^* ^e xt ftirther enacted, That the survey of Kierated 'three hundred and nineteen acres of unappropriated confirmed. ]an(js, returned to the surveyor-general's office by John Kiersted, shall be considered as lawfully made, notwithstanding that the oath thereto taken and subscribed by said John Kiersted was made subsequent to the performance of such survey, any thing in the act, entitled " an act relative to the survey and appraisement of unappropriated lands,"' passed the 7th April, 1806, to the contrary notwithstanding. Oeeimanu XII. And be it further enacted, That when any set

entitled to» , «.« i ■ i ■ i » i •

pntoj tier on oroccupantoi land belonging to the people of this jSrvfttfeastate sna11 by virtue of any law become entitled to a limited grant of such land, it shall be the duty of such settler or occupant to apply for the grant within twelve months after the passing of the law in his favor, or the passing of this act, unless otherwise provided by such law; and that after the expiration of thetimeabove limited itshall not be lawful for the commissioners of the land-office ^^i^J to issue such grajits, and such land shall be sold in the manner directed for the sale of unappropriated lands by the said act, passed the 6th April, 1803.

XIII. And be itfurther enacted, That any person who Deduction now is or hereafter shall be indebted to the people of jj^p'i this state for lands, and shall pay such debt or any f^0^ part thereof before he is by law bound to pay the same,

such person shall^ be allowed a deduction of one per cent, on such sum, for each year which such sum shall be paid before the day appointed by law for the payment thereof.

Whereas it appears that Conrath Petrie became entitled to a grant of lot number fourteen, in the unappropriated lands in the town of Broome, in the county of Schoharie, on his making the payments required bylaw, which payments have been made in full: And , whereas also a certificate had been given to the said Petrie, by the surveyor-general, in obedience to the aet entitled " an act for the sale of the unappropriated lands and for other purposes," passed April 6th, 18C3, which said certificate being lost, the commissioners of the land-office are not authorised by law to grant to him the said purchaser the said lot of land: Therefore,

XIV. Be it further enacted, That the commission- c pctri,..s ers of the land-office shall cause letters patent to issue ^'^^ to the said Conrath Petrie, for the said lot number four- °ue° TM teen, in the same manner as if he the said Petrie, his

legal representatives or assigns, had produced the certificate required by the act aforesaid.


An ACT relative to the Trustees of common Schools

in the town of Jerico. Passed March 15, 1811. I. T> E it enacted by the people of the state of Nexv- Tmstws'or _D York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That ^"j^ it shall and may be lawful for the inhabitants of the elected, town of Jerico, at their annual town meeting, in each year, to elect by ballot, by the name and style of the Trustees of the common school in the town of Jerico, and that the persons so elected shall be and here

^^^J- by are declared to be the trustees of the common Declared to schools in the town of Jerico; and that the said truscorpo'rale. tees from the time of their election as aforesaid, shall be and hereby are ordained, constituted, declared and appointed to be one body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, by the name, style or title of the trustees of the common schools in the town of Jerico, wdTwrpor- and by that name shall have succession ; and they and ate rfguu. their successors shall and may forever hereafter by the same name be able and capable in law to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended, in all courts and in all manner of suits, causes, controversies, matters and things whatsoever; and that they and their successors shall have a common seal, and may change or alter the same at their discretion; and also, Authorized that the said trustees and their successors, by the thcTMtcra- same name and style aforesaid, shall be capable in furciot. law of conveying by deed, under the seal of the said trustees, the lot of land in the town of Jerico aforesaid, known by the name of the Literature lot in said town, which deed or conveyance, when the same is recorded in the office of the clerk of the county of Chenango, shall vest the title of said lot in the purchaser or purchasers, and the monies arising from the sale of said lot shall, by the said trustees, or their horitotrIssuccessors> be vested in bajik stock, or shall be put invested, out on interest, which shall be secured to the said trustees, or their successors, by mortgage on real property of double the value of the monies so loaned, exclusive of the buildings standing on the premises so to be mortgaged as aforesaid, which mortgage or mortgages the said trustees are hereby authorised to take to themselves and their successors, and to procure the same to be registered in the office of the clerk of any county in which such lands so mortgaged may lie.

l„,rreit II. And be it further enacted, That the interest thereuthow produced by the monies so loaned as aforesaid shall

to be dia- «T , n i i i. "i _i

poacdor. forever hereafter be appropriated ior the support and benefit of common schools in the said town of Jerico, and the said trustees, or their successors in office, ^^i^Jshall, and they are hereby required at least once in every year to distribute the same among the several school districts in said town, according to the whole number of days which all. the scholars in the said several districts in said town may have attended school in the said several districts.

III. And be it further enacted, That the teachers of t0 m»ke'*TM the schools in the several school districts in said town nu»iret«As shall, on the first Tuesday in May in each and every year, make a return to the said trustees, or their successors in office, which return shall contain the names of all the scholars sent to said school in the year immediately preceding such return, and the number of days each scholar attended said school.


An ACT for the relief of Isaac JVobby and Thomas
Isaac. Passed March 15, 1811.

WHEREAS Isaac Wobby and Thomas Isaac,
of Brothertown, in the county of Oneida,
have been for several years distinguished among the
Brothertown Indians for their sobriety, industry and
exemplary conduct; and have, by their petition, pray-
ed that they may respectively be subjected to the same
laws and enjoy the same rights and privileges as the
white inhabitants of this state are subject to and en-
joy; and that the lands which were heretofore set
apart and assigned to them respectively by the super-
intendents of the Brothertown Indians, may be con-
firmed to them and to their respective heirs.

I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of NewYork, represented in Seriate and Assembly, That the pieces or parcels of land in Brothertown aforesaid, which were heretofore set apart and assigned to the said Isaac Wobby and Thomas Isaac respectively, by the superintendents of the Brothertown Indians, pursuant to the act entitled " An act relative to Indians," passed the 4th day of April, 1801, and now possessed by them respectively, shall be and hereby are confirmed to them the said Isaac Wobby and Thomas Isaac

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