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cuished himself at the battle of Queenstown. The 7th relates to a matter, for which, see sppendix. The 8th extends the jurisdiction of the Albany Mayor's Court, which before could only try causes arising within the city, and not out of itsome inconveniencies being experienced from this restriction, his section became necessary to place it on the same footing with the New York Mayor's Court.-The 9th relates to the Hamilton and Skeneateles turnpike company, which was incorporated April 2, 1806, vide W. v 4. 475. sess. 31. ch. 213--sess. 36 ch. 22. For remarks on the 10th section, see Appendix. Before the provision contained in the 11th section, the sum allowed was 700 dollars, it is now encreased to 1100 dollars. The 12th section relates to the Deputy Secretary of State, an office at present held by Archibald Campbell, Esquire. His salary formerly did not exceed 700 dollars, but owing to his encreased duties, and the fidelity and dispatch with which be executed them, it was encreased to 1000 dollars. The 13th section relates to the De. puty Comptroller, and encreases bis salary from 1000 to 1400 dollars. The remark applied to the Deputy Secretary, may with justice be likewise applied to this latter officer. The encreased expenses of the Comptroller's office, required, the passage of the 14tb section. The 15th, 16th and 17th sections, require no remark The 18th section, revives a section, sess. 36 ch. 203. $ 14, relating to a conveyance to Richard Duncan. The 19th, 20th and 21st sections, require no remark. -The 23d appropriates certain monies arising under the militia law, to the school fund-for the militia laws, vide W. v. 5. 530. sess. 34. ch. 121. Sess. 34 ch. 246. $ 50, 51. Sess. 35. ch. 239. § 21. The 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th seca tions, require no remark. The 30th section amends the act of March 9, 1813, vide V. N. & W. v. 2. 128. The 31st requires no remark. The 32d was passed on the application of the Albany Common Council, to suppress the frauds and extortion practised by some of the owners of carriages, &c. let to hire. The act referred to in the S3d section, is sess. 36. ch. 100. The 34th and 35th sections were passed on the suggestion of the faculty of Union College. The 36th was passed to remedy the inconvenience produced from the want of a quorum in the board of trustees. Before the 37th section, no judgments in the Mayor's Courts or Common Pleas, could be entered in vacation. The 38th, 39th, 40th, 41st and 42d, require no remark. The sections repeated by the 43d, are in sess. 35. ch 157, and related to certain tonnage to be received from owners of vessels, &c. The 44th, 45th, 46th, 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th sections, require no remark The 51st relates to the Historical So. ciety, which was incorporated Febrgary 10, 1809, sess. 32. ch. 26. For the 52d, see Appendix. The 53d and last section, gives a construction to sess. 35. ch. 330. which before had been the subject of doubt.]

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An ACT to vest certain powers in the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the village of Sacket's Harbour.

Passed April 15, 1814. I. BE it enacted by the People of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the district of country com- Sacket's" prising great lots number twenty-two and fifty-four, and sub-division lots number one and two, in great lot number fifty-two, of the town of Hounsfield, in the county of Jefferson, shall hereafter be known and distinguished by the name of “the village of Sacket's Harbour;" and the freeholders and inhabitants qualified to vote at the town-meetings, who may from time to time reside within the aforesaid limits, may on the first Tuesday of June pest, 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 June, and then and there proceed to elect.seren Trustees to freeholders, resident within the said village, to be trustees there be elected

of, who when chosen, shall possess the several powers and rights herein after specified: and such justice or justices shall preside 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 June after the first election of trustees, there shall in like manner be a new election of trustees for the said village; and the trustees for the time being shall perform the several duties required from the said justice or justices, in respect of notifying the meeting of the freeholders and inhabitants

of the village, and presiding at such election. Declared a II. And be it further enacted, That all the freeholders and corporation.

inhabitants residing within the aforesaid limits be, and they are hereby ordained, constituted and declared to be, from time to

time, and for ever hereafter, a body politic and corporate, in fact Style and ce, and in name, by the name of the trustees of the village of neral powers Sacket's Harbour,” 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 bave a common seal, and may change and alter the same at pleasure ; and shall be capable in law of purchasing, holding and conveying any estate, real or personal, for the use of the said village, and of crecting public buildings, such as fire. engine-houses, of raising money by tax for eracting those public buildings, or making any other improvements or pecessary repairs; which money so to be raised, shall be assessed upon the

freeholders and inhabitants of the said village according to law, Ascore.

by not less than three, nor more than five, judicious assessors, who shall be freeholders in the said village, and shall be chosen by the freeholders and inhabitants of the said village qualiged to vote at town-meetings at their annual meetings, and collected by the collector of the corporation, in like manner as the taxes of towns and counties are collected, by virtue of a warrant

to him directed by a majority of the trustees: Provided neverthePrevisa. less, That no tax shall be levied, or monies raised, assessed or

collected, for erecting such public buildings, nor such publie buildings be erected or disposed of, without the consent and ap. probation of the freeholders and the legal voters of the said village, or the major part of them, in open meeting duly notified by the said trustees, by written or printed notice to be put up in three public places in said village, at least one week prerious to such meeting.

III. And be it further enacteil, That it shall and may be lawws ful for the trustees of said village, or the major part of them by

this act authorised to be chosen, and for their successors in office forever, from and after the first Tuesday of June next, to make, ordain, constitute and publish, such prudential bye-laws, rules and regulations, as they from time to time shall deem meet and proper, and such in particular as are relative to public markets within said village; relative to the streets, alleys and highways, (herein, and draining, filțing up, paving, keeping in order and in

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proving the same; relative to slaughter-houses and nuisances ge-
nerally ; relative to a town-watch, and lighting the streets of the
said village; relative to the number of taverne or inns to be li-
censed in the said village; relative to the restraining of geese,
swine, or cattle of any kind; relative to the inspection of weights
and measures, and relative to 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 hye-
laws shall extend to the regulating or ascertaining the prices of
any commodities or articles of provision, except the article of
bread, that may be offered for sale: Prorided, That such bye- Provice
Jaws be not contrary to or inconsistent with the laws and statutes
of this state or of the United States: And provides always, That further
any monies to be raised for paving any street or streets, shall be proviso.
assessed, levied and collected, in a just and equitable manner, of
and from the owners and occupants of all the houses and lois ad-
joining such street or streets so to be paved, in proportion as
nearly as may be to the advantages which each shall be deemed
to acquire respectively, any thing in this act to the contrary not.
withstanding.

IV. -ind bc it further enacted, That the said trustees, or the Penalties lie mojor pari of them, as often as they shall make, ordain and pub- mited to 25

dolls. lish, any such bye-law's for the purposes aforesaid, may make, ordain, limit and provide, such reasonable fines against the offenders of such laws, as they may think proner, the same not exceeding twenty-five dollars for any one offence, to be prosecuted

How collect and recovered by action of debt, before any justice of the peace, with costs of suit, by the trustees, for the use of said corporation; in which action it shall be sufficient to declare generally, that the defendant or defendants is or are indebted to the trustees of the village of Sackets's Harbour in the amount of the debt, penalty, fine or forfeiture, by virtue of this act, to he paid to the said trustees for the time being, when there unto required, and under such declaration to give the special matter in evidence. 'V. And be it further enacted, That the freeholders and inha- a

Assessors, bitants of the said village of Sacket's Harbour, qualified to vote treasurer,

collector and at town.meeting, at their annual town-meetings on the first Tues- fire wardens day of June in every year, hereafter to be held for choosing trus- to be an

pointed. tees, or at any other meeting duly notified, shall be and they are hereby authorised, by plurality of votes, to choose not less than three, nor more than five, judicious inhabitants, being freeholders, as assessors, one treasurer, being also a freeholder, one collector, and as many fire-wardens as the trustees for the time being, or the major part of thein, may order and direct; and in case of vacan- Vacancies cy by death, removal, refusal or incapacity to serve, of any ordre how olleet assessors, the treasurer, collector or fire-wardens, it shall be the : duty of the trustees, or the major part of them, to appoint some". guitable person to fill such vacancy; and the person so to be appointed shall be vested with the like powers, and subject to the same penalties and restrictions, as if elected by the freeholders and inhabitants of said village, as above mentioned.

VI. And be it further enacted, That the trustees, treasurer, to take arte collector, assessors and fire-wardens, shall within ten days after oath of uflies.

and clerk of

each and every election, and before they proceed to the exet cise of their several offices, respectively take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, before any justice of the peace in the said village or county, for the faithful execution of the trust or office

to which they may be severally chosen or appointed. Treasurer & VII. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer and collec,

realso tor hereafter to be elected, shall before they enter upon the exe to give security. cution of their respective offices, respectively give such security

for the faithful performance of the trusts reposed in them, as the major part of the trustees for the time being shall deem sufficient.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That if any of the inhabitants Penalty for red using cer. of said village, qualified as aforesaid, shall bereafter be elected tain offices.

or appointed a trustee, or assessor or fire-warden, and having notice thereof, shall refuse, deny, delay or neglect, to take upon him or them to execute such trust or office, to which he or they shall be elected, then and as often as it shall happen, it shall and may be lawful for the trustees, or the major part of them, to as sess and impose upon every such person or persons so neglecting delaying or refusing, such reasonable fine or fines, not exceeding twenty dollars, as they the said trustees, or the major part of them, may think fit, to be recovered by action of debt, with costs, in the manner herein before directed for the recovery of

penalties or forfeitures imposed by the laws of the said trustees. President IX. And be it further enacted, That the trustees or the major the board of part of them, withio ten days after their being elected, in every

year thereafter, shall, and it is hereby made their duty to assemble in some convenient place in said village, and there to choose and appoint some one suitable person of their body, to be pre

sident of the said board of trustees, and some proper person to be President's clerk of the said board; that it shall be the duty of the said presi.

dent to preside at the meeting of the trustees, to order extraordinary meetings of trustees, whenever he may find it for the interest of the village so to do; to receive complaints of the breach of any bye-laws; to see that all the hye-laws, rules and ordinances are faithfully executed, and prosecute, in the name of the trus tees, all offenders against such bye-laws; to receive and lay before the trustees the returns of the fire-wardens; and who with the consent of the major part of the trustees, shall appoint under his hand and the seal of the said village, a company of firemen, not exceeding twenty in number, to inspect the utensils belonging to the said village for extinguishing fires ; and whose duty it shall be, more particularly to see the engines and fire utensils, enginehouses and all other public property belonging to the said village, suitably and properly taken care of and kept in order; and to do

all such other acts and things as may be proper for him as presiVaeancy dent of the board of trustees to do; and, in case of the death, abhow filled.

sence or disability of the president to discharge the several duties before mentioned, his place shall be supplied in the manner here

aster to be provided by the hye-laws of the said corporation. Duty of

X. And be it further enacted, That the collector shall within collector

such time, as shall hereafter he provided for by the hye-laws of of taxes.

the said corporation, next after the receipt of his warrant for col

trustees.

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not to pur

lecting any tax, that may have been ordered to be raised, collect and pay the same to the treasurer; and that all monies which may at any time be in the hands of the treasurer, shall be liable to be drawn out by the trustees, or the major part of them, and applied and disposed of, as shall have been directed by the freeholders and inhabitants of said village.

XI. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall keep Trustees se a just and accurate account of their necessary expenses and dis, keep ac.

coun's of bursements, and on exhibiting the same to the treasurer, shall be disuurse entitled to receive the amount thereof out of any monies in the

ments, &cs treasury, and that the treasurer, clerk, collector, and assessors shall be paid for their several services, such suitable compensation as the said trustees or a majority of them, by a bye-law of the said corporation, shall provide.

XII. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful Corporation for the said corporation to purchase or hold any real estate what- chase criain soever, not lying or being within the limits of the said corpo- real estate. ration.

XIII. And be it further enacted, That the trustees to be elect- Duration of ed by virtue of this act, shall hold their respective offices until the office of

truster and the first Tuesday of June next following, after their election of oath of treatrustees, as aforesaid, apd until a new election for trustees of said sur village shall be made pursuant to this act, and until the trustees so last chosen, shall take and subscribe the oath or affirmation of the office of trustee.

XIV. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be Regulations lawful for the trustees of said village, or the major part of them, &c. from time to time, to make ordinances to regulute the assize and quality of bread to be baked, offered, or exposed for sale by any baker or other person within the said village, and to inflict reasonable penalties upon all offenders against the said ordinauces.

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[Vote.- Idd this village to the number of incorporated villages, vide V. N. & W. vol. 2 557, 558 ---This village was part of the town of Watertown in the county of Jefferson.]

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An ACT to authorise the Comptroller to redeem the mortgage therein mentioned, and for other purposes.

Passed April 15, 1814. I. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New York, represénted in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be lawful for the nices to be comptroller to pay and satisfy, out of any monies in the treasury, paid th- le to the legal representatives of John Thurman, deceased, the tatives of I. principal and interest which may remain due on a certain mort deze gage, executed by John Weatherhead to Thomas Wormald, and others, bearing date the second day of March, in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-three, and by the said mort. gagees or their legal representatives, assigned and conveyed to ihe said John Thurman in his life-time; and in case the repre

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