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act all business incident to the trust reposed in them by this declared a act.
tion of lands.”
Passed April 15, 1814.
Provision as sented in Senate and Assembly, That whenever a sale shall be to rights of made under the act, entitled “ an act for the partition of lands,”
de » dower in case
of sales. and it shall appear to the satisfaction of the court ordering such sale, by adinission of the parties then before the court, or by affidavit, or otherwise, that the lands, tenements or hereditaments, ordered to be sold, or any part thereof, are subject to a right or rights of dower therein, but that the same dower hath not been assigned, then and in every such case, the said court shall take order for securing the interest or income of a just proportion of the purchase money for life, to the person or persons entitled to such dower, in like manner as is directed in and by the fifteenth section of said act, in case of tenancy for life; and the said right or rights of dower, shall thereupon and thereby, be deemed to be extinguished and fully satisfied, and the purchasers, their heirs and assigns shall hold such lands, tenements and hereditaments, free, and discharged from any such claim or right of dower, of, in or to the same: Provided, That this act shall not extend to any case, Proviso, except where the widow whose right may be affected by any proceedings under this act, is a party to such proceedings : And Further provided further, That in every such case, it shall be the duty of viso. the court, first to consider and determine under all the circumstances of the case, whether such property or any part thereof, ought to be exempted from such partition or sale, and herein they shall have a special regard to the right and interest of such widow.
II. And be it further enacted, That whenever any lands, tene- Lands held ments or hereditaments shall be held as tenants in common by the by the state people of this state, and one or more of the citizens thereof, it how to be
divided. shall be lawful for any one or more of the parties interested therein, to present a petition to the supreme court, for partition of the said land, and to have such proceedings and relief as are given and directed in other cases of the act hereby amended. III. And be it further enacted, That all notices, which by the
Service in act hereby amended, are directed to be served on the parties, such case of shall in any proceedings under the preceding section of this act,
notices on be served on the attorney-general of this state, whose duty it shall
general for be, and it is hereby declared to be, to appear for and attend to the the state, and his duty. interests of this state in the premises.
[Note.--The act for the partition of lands is in V. N. & W. vol. 1. 507.-The present act provides for a case not hitherto sufficiently guarded in partition, viz: That of dower, &c. and for cases in which the people of this state are concerned.]
| CHAP. CXCIx.
An ACT appointing commissioners and making an appro
priation of money for improving the road from the bridge over the falls of Genessee river to Lewiston, on the Niagara river, and for other purposes.
Passed April 15, 1814. mission 1. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, repreersappointed sented in Senate and Assembly, That Isaac W. Stone, Eli Moore, ing a certain and Sheldon Thompson, be, and they are hereby appointed com
missioners for the purpose of improving the road leading from the bridge over the Genesee Falls to Lewiston, on the Niagara river, called the ridge road; and the treasurer of this state is
hereby required, on the warrant of the comptroller, to pay to the 5000 dollars said commissioners, or to their order, the sum of five thousand to be paid
dollars, to be applied in due proportion to the improvements of how to be such parts of the said road, as may stand in need thereof, and as
the said commissioners shall think proper, for the public benefit: Proviso. Prorided however, That previous to the payment of the said mo
ney, said commissioners shall give to the comptroller of this state, sufficient security, that they will faithfully expend and account for said money, and the certificate of the said comptroller shall be considered by said treasurer as proof that said commissioners have complied with the requisites of this act.
II. And be it further enacted, That each of the said commissioners appointed by this act, shall be entitled to two dollars per day, for each day they shall be respectively employed in the discharge of the duties imposed on them by this act, to be paid out
of the aforesaid money. uit III. And be it further enacted, That the quit rents due and re· served on the patent, commonly called the Salisbury and Sleghtenhors patent, be, and the same is hereby released to the present proprietors of the lands contained in the said patent.
Compcntion to com missioners.
and for other purposes.
, Passed April 15, 1814. Manies to I. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, reprebe paid the sented in Senate and Assembly, That the treasurer shall pay, on
the warrant of the comptroller, to each of the reverend clergy, to the legisla who shall have attended the legislature as chaplains, during the ture. present session of the legislature, the sum of two dollars and fisty cents, for every day they may have so attended, and that the number of days each may have attended, shall be certified by the president of the senate or the speaker of the house of assembly.
II. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer shall, on To the gothe warrant of the comptroller, pay to the person adminis- incidental tering the gorernment of this state, to defray the incidental expenses. expenses of administering the same, a sam not exceeding three thousand dollars.
III. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer shall, on the for rent. warrant of the comptroller, pay the rent for last year, of the house occupied by his excellency the governor.
IV. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer shall pay, on to the clerk the warrant of the comptroller, to John F. Bacon, clerk of the of senate and senate, fisty dollars, for making an index to the journals of the indexes, &c. Senate, and to James Van Ingen, clerk of the Assembly, for making an index to the journal of the house of Assembly, fifty dollars, and the sum of two dollars and fifty cents per day, to the said To the assist
ant clerk to clerk, as a compensation for an additional assistant clerk employ- the assemblr. ed by him at this session.
V. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer, on the war- For postare rant of the comptroller, shall pay to George W. Mancius the of comptrol
ler's official amount of his account for the postage of the comptroller's official letters. letters.
VI. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer, on the ware to the ordin rant of the comptroller, shall pay to the adjutant-general of this tant-general. state, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, for his yearly salary, in lieu of the sum heretofore allowed him, payable quarter yearly, to commence on the first day of January last past.
VII. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer shall pay, to certaip on the warrant of the comptroller, to John Cameron, Duncan witnesses for
attendance Cameron, John M.Donald, Archibald Noble, Norris Hopkins, before the William Leach and Avery Allen, severally, such sum as shall be committee of
eleetions. audited to them respectively, by the comptroller, as a compensation for their attendance as witnesses before the committee of privileges and elections of the house of Assembly, upon the memorial of John White.
VIII. And be it further enacted, That the mayor's court of Jurisdictina the city of Albany, shall be, and hereby is authorised and em- of
we mayors court powered to hear, try and determine, according to law, all actions, extendeu. real, personal and mixed, arising within the said city; ao:l also, all transitory actions, although the same may not have arisen within the said city. IX. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lat-ce
Certain 1944 ful for the president and directors of the Hamilton and Skeneate- to be taken les turnpike company to, demand and receive toll from the same m ed description of persons as are liable to the payment of toll by the Skeneatles
turnpike. general lat, entitled “an act relative to tarike companies," passed March 13, 18:97, any thing contained ia ile proviso to the eleventh section of the act, entitled - an act to incorporate the
Hamilton and Skeneateles turnpike company,” passed the seeond
day of April, 1806, to the contrary notwithstanding. Monies to be X. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer shall, on the paid to the warrant of the comptroller, pay to the agent of the state-prison, a state prison agent. sum not exceeding fifteen thousand seven hundred and seventeen
dollars, in such sum or sums, and at such time or times, as the
inspectors may require for the support of the institution. For expenses XI. And be it further enacted, That for the expenses of the of treasurers
er treasurer's office, over and above the present allowance to his otlice.
clerk, there be appropriated four hundred dollars a year, to com
mence from the first day of January last. To the depu. XII. And be it further enacted, That the deputy secretary of ty secretary this state, in lieu of his present compensation, shall be allowed
an annual salary of one thousand dollars, to be computed from
the first day of January last. To te depu- XIII. And be it further enacted, That the deputy comptroller ty comptrol of this state, instead of the salary now allowed him, shall receive
at and after the rate of fourteen hundred dollars a year, to be computed from the first day of January last.
XIV. And be it further enacted, That there be appropriated For expenses of comptrole to the use of the comptroller of this state, in addition to the preler's office.
sent allowance, for the expenses of his office, the sum of six hun.
dred dollars a year. Sullivan
XV. And be it further enacted, That the clerk's office of the clerk's office county of Sullivan shall be kept within one mile of the courtkeptos be house in said county.
XVI. And be it further enacted, That the comptroller be, and A certain iron ehest to he is hereby authorised, to sell the iron chest in his office, and be sold.
pay the amount he shall receive for the same into the treasury of this state.
XVII. And be it further enacted, That the sum of four hunCertain monies of J.“ dred and seventy-nine dollars paid into the treasury of this state, Geddes how on the thirteenth day of August last, by James Geddes, on acapplied.
count of principal due op lot number thirty-seven, in the late Onondaga reservation, may, at the request of the said James Geddes, to be signified in writing to the comptroller of this state, be applied to the payment of interest due on all or any of lots number twenty-two, twenty-three, thirty-six and fifty, in the said reservation, owned by the said James Geddes, and an endorsement shall be made on the receipt for the money paid on the said thirteenth day of August last, which shall express the transfers which may be made of said payment in pursuance of this prori.
sion. A certain XVIII. And be it further enacted, That the fourteenth sec. section re
tion of the act, entitled " an act for the payment of certain officers of government, and for other purposes," passed the thirteenth day of April last, be and the same is hereby revived, and that it be
continued in force until the first day of October next. ptroller XIX. And be it further enacted, That the comptroller be, and to receive he is hereby required to receive the returns of the arrears of the certain re tums of ar tax of the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, for the rrars of taxes
county of Herkimer, the same having been returned too late last year to be admitied by the comptroller.
XX. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of State the state printer to print one hundred and fifty additional copies to furnish
ertain jourof the journals of the senate and assembly, of the present session, nals. and of every future session, and that the comptroller allow him the like compensation per sheet, for the said additional copies as sation. for the other copies, and that the comptroller also allow the like coinpensation for one hundred and fifty additional copies of the journals of the last session, printed by the said state printer, and deposited by him in the secretary's office.
XXI. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be state printer Jawful for the state printer hereafter, to print the session laws allowed to
print the ses with type, and on paper of the same size, as those used in the sion laws publication of the revised laws, and that the comptroller allow to wype and
enamntroller allow twith certain the said state printer, and draw his warrant on the treasurer for an paper. additional sum of two dollars and fifty cents per sheet beyond the present allowance.
XXII. And be it further enacted That the treasurer shall pay, Monies to be on the warrant of the comptroller, to the president of the senate paid presiand the speaker of the house of assembly, the sum of one dollar senate and and fifty cents per day, for each day's attendance in their respec. semble and tive stations ; to each member of the senate and assembly, the to the clerks, sum of one dollar per day, for each day's travel and attendance in ţies, and seren the legislature; to the clerks of the senate and assembly, to their je
eant ac respective deputies, and to the serjeant-at-arms and door-keeper, of the senate and assembly, the sum of one dollar for each day's attendance, in addition to the compensation allowed them respectively, in and by the act, entitled “ an act for the support of government.”
XXIII. And be it further enacted, That all commutation mo- Commutaney hereafter to be received from people called Quakers, under tion money or by virtue of the act to organize the militia of this state, instead how approof being paid to the treasurer of this state, for the benefit of com- priate mon schools, shall be paid to the several county treasurers, for the use of the poor in the said counties, to be distributed among the several towns and cities in this state, by the supervisors of the se. veral counties, in proportion to the amount of taxes paid by the several towns or cities within this state.
XXIV. And be it further enacted, That in addition to the sa- Assistant laries now allowed by law to the assistant keepers of the state-keepers of
state-prisou. prison, they shall each be entitled to the sum of sixty-five dollars per annum.
XXV. And be it further enacted, That in case of the sickness Any or absence of the coroner of the city and county of New-York, at man or spe. any time, it shall and may be lawful for any one of the aldermen in . Y. may or special justices of the peace, of the said city, for the time be- execute cero ing, to do and perform all or any of the duties appertaining to a coroner. the office of coroner of the said city. during such sickness or absence, and shall be entitled to the like fees as are now allowed to the said coroner by law. XXVI. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners of Lot No. 9, in
I.ysander, the land office be, and are hereliv authorised and required to runved to grant, by letters patent, to the trustees of the Onondaga academy
ga academy, and tbeir successors, in see simple, lot namber nine, in the town who are to
sell it, &c.