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his life time : Provided always, That such conveyances shall not conclude the heirs of the said William Howe Cuyler, de. ceased, unless the chancellor of this state shall endorse on the same respectively a certificate that he is satisfied with the form of such conveyances, and that they are made in pursuance of existing and valid contracts entered into by the said William Howe Cuyler in his life time.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees before they enter upon the execution of their said trust shall execute a bond to the infant children of the said deceased in such penalty and with such sureties as the chancellor shall direct, conditioned for the due and faithful execution of said trust.

III. And be it further enacted, That the monies which shall arise from the sale of such lands in virtue of this act shall be considered as assets in the hands of the said administrators for the payment of the debts of the said deceased.

| CHAP, XC. An ACT relative to the Sittings appointed to be held in the city of New-York on the first Monday of April, 1813.

Passed March 26, 1813. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That no sittings shall be held in the city and county of New-York prior to the next May term of the supreme court, any order of the said court for that purpose to the contrary notwithstanding.

CHAP. XCI. An ACT 10 prevent Trespasses on Indian Lands within this state.

Passed April 2, 1813. I. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That if any person hereaf. ter shall trespass on any land belonging to any Indian tribe within this state, by cutting timber thereon, such person shall forfeit and pay the sum of twenty-five dollars for every tree they shall cut, to be recovered with costs of suit in any court having cognizance thereof.

II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Indian agent to prosecute all persons offending against this act, and to pay over all monies to be recovered for trespasses committed in violation thereof, to the Indian tribe on whose land such trespasses shall be committed : Provided however, That nothing contained in this act shall be construed to prohibit the cutting of timber to improve or erect bridges on any road leading through such Indian lands.

CHAP. xCH. An ACT to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the New-York Manufacturing Company."

Passed April 2, 1813. WHEREAS the president and directors of the New.York manufacturing company have by their petition set forth that the directors named in the act hereby amended are to hold their offices no longer than until the first Tuesday of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, and that no provision is made in said act for an election of directors until the first Tuesday of July thereafter; and whereas the prayer of said petition appears reasonable,

BE it therefore enacted by the people of the state of NewYork, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the present directors of the New-York manufacturing company shall hold their offices until the first Tuesday of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

CHAP. XCIII.
An ACT relative to the Minutes of the Court of Chancery.

Passed April 2, 1813. I. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the chancellor shall be and is hereby authorised to cause such of the minutes of the court of chancery of this state as shall in his opinion require it, to be fairly transcribed into books to be provided for that purpose, in such manner and under such regulations as to him shall appear proper for truly transcribing and effectually preserving the same, and that after such transcripts shall have been duly compared with their originals and shall have been approved by the chancellor, the same shall be deemed to be and shall have like effect as if they were original minutes of the said court.

II. And be it further enacted, That the like allowances for such transcribing shall be made as was allowed to the secretary of this state for transcribing certain records in his office, and shall with all incidental expenses relating thereto be directed to be paid by the chancellor out of any money of the people of this state in the said court arising from the interest of the general fund thereof.

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CHAP. XCIV. An ACT for the Relief of Hannah Niles, Administratrix, and the Heirs of John Niles, deceased,

Passed April 2, 1813. WHEREAS Hannah Niles, widow and administratrix of the Tate reverend John Niles, hath by her petition to the legislature set forth, that the said John Niles died intestate, and was seised of a certain house and out lots in the village of Bath and county of Steuben, and praying to be ennabled to sell the rights of the minor heirs for the purpose of enabling her to raise and educato them, and to pay any debts which may be due and owing by the said John Niles in his life time ; Therefore,

I. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, re. preseñied in Senate and Assembly, That the reverend David Higgins, Elias Hopkins and Samuel L. Haight be and they are hereby appointed trustees, with full powers to them to grant, bargain and sell the equal and undivided rights of the minor heirs of the said John Niles, and that they may execute good and sufficient deeds and conveyances in the law for the same to the purchasers thereof.

II. And be it further enacted, that the said trustees shall appropriate the monies so arising from the sales of the said property to the discharging of the debts of the said John Niles, if any shall exist after they shall have been certified by the chancellor of this state as due from the estate of the said John Niles, and the remainder of the monies arising from the sale of the said house and out lots, after all reasonable charges are paid, shall be by the said trustees applied towards the raising and educating the said children.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees before they enter upon the execution of the said trust, shall execute a bond to the said heirs, with two surelies to be approved by the surrogate of the county of Steuben, in such sum as the said surrogate shall direct, conditioned for the due and faithful performance of said trust, which bond shall be filed in the office of the surrogate for the use of the said heirs.

IV. And be it further enacted, That in case the said trustees, or any of them refuse to act, or die before the execution of said trust shall be completed, then it shall be lawful for the chancellor of this state to appoint and fill such vacancy or vacancies by ap. pointment under his hand, who shall in all respects conform to the directions of this act.

CHAP. XC. An ACT 10 improve the Road from the town of Warrensburgh, in

the county of Warren, to the town of Chesterfield, in the county of Essex,

Passed April 2, 1813. 1. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, repre. sented in Senate and Assembly, That James Starbuck and Israel Johoson be and they are hereby appointed commissioners for opening and improving the road from William Hough's, in the town of Warrensburgh, in the county of Warren, to Chesterfield, in the county of Essex ; and in case either of the said conmis. sioners shall die, neglect or refuse to perform the duties for which they are appointed, it shall be lawful for the person adni. istering the government of this state for the time being to appoint a suitable person or persons, as the case may be, to perform such duties, who shall have the like powers as are hereby given to the said James Starbuck and Israel Johnson,

II. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer shall pay, on the warrant of the comptroller, out of the first monies which shall be received into the treasury from James Caldwell, the sum

of five thousand dollars, to the commissioners appointed in pursuance of this act.

III. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners appointed or to be appointed in pursuance of this act, shall execute a bond to the people of this state, with two or more sufficient sureties, in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars, conditioned to render a true and faithful account of all monies to be received by such commissioners in pursuance of this act; and the said commissioners shall be entitled to two dollars per day for each day they shall be necessarily employed in opening and making said road.

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CHAP. XcVỊ. An ACT to vest certain Powers in the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the village of Sing Sing, in the county of Westchester.

Passed April 2, 1813. . WHEREAS it hath been represented to the legislature by the freeholders and inhabitants of the village of Sing Sing, in the county of Westchester, that the existing laws are very inadequate to answer the end of enabling them to regulate their interior police: Therefore,

I. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, Bounds of the represented in Senate and Assembly, That the district of coun- village. try in the town of Mount-Pleasant, contained within the following limits, that is to say : beginning at the Hudson river, where a run of water, between Daniel Delavan and Albert Orser, empties into the said Hudson river, north of Sing Sing, from thence east. wardly on a straight line to the house occupied by Charles Yeo, and including the said house, thence southwardly on a straight line until it intersects the Highland turnpike road on the south line of Samuel Rhodie's land, from thence westwardly on the south line of William Stree's land to the Hudson river, and thence northwardly along the said river to the place of beginning, shall hereafter be known and distinguished by the name of “ The Village of Sing Sing," and the freeholders and inhabitants who are qualified to vote at town meetings, who may from time to time reside within the said limits, may on the first Tuesday of May next meet at some proper place to be appointed by any justice or justices of the peace within the said village, and notified to the inhabitants thereof at least one week previous to the said first Tuesday of May, and then and there proceed to elect seven discreet freeholders, resident within the said village, to be trustees ? trustees to tbereof, who, when chosen, shall possess the several powers and rights hereinafter specified; and such justice or justices shall pre. side at such meeting, and shall declare the several persons having the greatest number of votes as duly chosen trustees; and on every first Tuesday of May after the first election of the trustees there shall in like manner be a new election of trustees for the said vil. lage, and the trustees for the time being shall perform the several duties required from the said justice or justices in respect of notifying the freeholders and inhabitants of the village, and presiding at such election.

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hereby ordainel, constituted and declared to be from time to time and for ever hereafter, one body politic and corporale, in fact and in name, by the name of “The Trustees of the village of Sing Sing," and by that name they and their successors shall and may have perpetual succession, and be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended in all courts and places whatsoever, in all manner of actions, complaints and causes whatsoever ; and that they and their successors may have a common seal, and may change and alter the same at pleasure, and shall be in law capable of purchasing, holding and conveying any estate, real or personal, for the use of the said village, and of erecting public buildings, such as fire.engine house or houses, and market house or houses, of raising money by tax for erecting those public buildings, or making any other necessary repairs or improvements, which money so to be raised shall be assessed upon the freeholders and inhabitants of the said village according to law, by not less than three nor more than five judicious assessors who shall be freeholders of the said village, to be by the freeholders and inhabitants of the said village qualified to vote at town meetings, chosen at their annual meetings, collected by the collector of the corporation in like manner as taxes of towns and counties

are collected by virtue of a warrant to him directed by a majority Proviso. of the trustees: Provided nevertheless, That no tax shall be leve

ied or monies raised, assessed or collected for erecting such public buildings, or making any other necessary repairs or improvements, no purchase of any real estate, no public buildings to be erected or disposed of without the consent of the freeholders and the legal voters of the said village, or the major part thereof, in

open meeting duly notified, therein assented to and voted. By-laws may III. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful

for the trustees of the said village, or the major part of them, by this act to be chosen, and for their successors in office for ever, from and after the first Tuesday of May next, to make, ordain, constitute and publish such prudential by-laws, rules and regulations as they from time to time shall deem meet and proper, and such in particular as are relative to the streets and highways of the said village, and keeping in order and improving the same, relative to slaughterhouses and nuisances generally, relative to public markets, relative to the number of inns and taverns to be Jicensed in the said village, relative to the restraining of geese, swine and cattle of every kind, relative to the inspection of weights and measures, relative 10 erecting and regulating hay-scales, and relative to any thing whatsoever that may concern the pub. lic and good government of the said village ; but no such by-laws shall extend to the regulating and ascertaining of the prices of any commodities or any articles of provisions (excepting the article of

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by-laws be not contrary to or inconsistent with the laws and statutes of this state or of the United States.

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