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so much decayed as to require to be immediately rebuilt, and the expence thereof would be too oppressive on any one town: There fore,

I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, teMoney to be presented in Senate and Assembly, That the supervisors of the

county of Ulster, at their next annual meeting, shall cause to be assessed, levied, collected and paid into the treasury of the said county, the sum of two thousand dollars, in addition to the other cour ty rates, together with the additional sum of five cents on each do lar for collecting the same, which sum shall be, and hereby is appropriated for rebuilding the bridge at the place aforesaid, or in mediately above the fording place near the house of George Davis, whichever the commissioners bereinafter named shall judge and de termine to be most eligible for the site, and for a convenient re to and from the same.

II. And be it further enacted, That Wessel Broadhead, Abraham Hasbrouck and Simeon Depuy, shall be commissioners, whose duty it shall be, with all convenient speed, to agree upon the side for the said bridge, and the same to cause to be rebuilt after such plan as they, or a majority of them, shall think best calculated for the public interest; and they, or a majority of them, are hereby authorised to contract with any person or persons for erecting same, or for procuring any of the materials necessary for the sad bridge; and it shall be the duty of some of the said commissioner to superintend the building of the said bridge ; and for every day? necessary attendance of a commissioner, in the said business e 3 commissioner, he shall be entitled to and receive at the rate of No dollars per day, which account shall be audited and settled by tik

board of supervisors of said county. They shall II]. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners, sive bond. before they shall enter on the duties hereby assigned, shall exo

cute a joint or separate bond or bonds, to the supervisors of salg county, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties imposed on them by this act ; and the treasurer of the said county is hereby required to pay over any of the monies hereby appropriated for en recting the said bridge, on the order or orders of the said comm sioners, or a majority of them ; and the said commissioners sha be, and hereby are authorised to borrow any sum or sums nota ceeding the said sum of two thousand dollars, on the faith of appropriation aforesaid, from any person or body corporate, the purpose aforesaid, until the monies hereby authorised 19 raised shall be received into the treasury of the said county : 100 the said commissioners are hereby required to account to the pervisors of the said county for all movies which shall come to hands by virtue of this act.

CHAP. CXLVIII. An ACT for the relief of the Columbia Manufacturing So-.

ciety.

Passed April 11, 1815. . 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the assessors of the town of Kinderhook, at their next annual session, shall make a new valuation of the real estate of the Columbia manufacturing society, situate in that town, and that they shall exclude from such valuation all the inachinery and other fixtures in the buildings of the said Columbia manufacturing society.

II. And be it further enacted, That the stockholders of the said Columbia manufacturing society, shall not be assessed in their individual capacities for their stock, as is provided in the forty-second section of the act, entitled “ An act for the assessment and collection of taxes," passed April 5th, 1813, except only as to the excess, after deducting a fair and full proportion of the amount of issessment on their real property by the assessors of Kinderhook, pursuant to the directions contained in the first section of this act.

CHAP. CXLIX. In ACT relative to Taxes and Assessments in the City of New

York.

Passed April 11, 1815. WHEREAS the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New-York have, by their memorial, represented that a compliance vith the law requiring taxes and assessments in the said city to be egistered in the office of the register in and for the said city, would ve not only very expensive, but also altogether unnecessary, and jave therefore prayed that the said law may be repealed. And whereas the said prayer appears reasonable : Therefore,

Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, repreented in Senate and Assembly, That the one hundred and sixtya econd, and one hundred and sixty-third sections of the act entitled "An act to reduce several laws relating particularly to the city of New-York into one act," passed April 9th, 1813, so far forth as he same relate to any assessment, tax, charge, debt, duty or dea aand whatsoever, in favor of or payable to the mayor, aldermen nd commonalty of the city of New-York, be and the same hereby re repealed.

CHAP. CL. In ACT to amend the act, entitled An act to perpetuate the testimony of witnesses in certain cases.

Passed April 11, 1815. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, repreented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be lawful for the officers authorised to take the examination of witnesses, by virtue of the act, entitled “ An act to perpetuate the testimony of witnesses in certain cases," to make an order for the appearance of any such witness before any justice, judge or master mentioned in said act, other than the justice, judge or master before whom the afidavit on which the proceedings are grounded shall be made; and the justice, judge or master before whom any such witness shall be ordered to appear, shall proceed in the premises in all other respects as is directed by the act hereby amended.

CHAP. CLI.

Preamble.

An ACT making certain alterations in the map or plan of the

city of New-York.

Passed April 11, 1815. WHEREAS the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New-York have, by their memorial, represented to the legisla ture, that the expence of opening the public place laid out in the said city, by the commissioners appointed in and by an act of the legislature, entitled “ An act relative to improvements touching the laying out of streets and roads in the city of New York, and for other purposes,” called Union Place, will be extravagantly great, and much beyond the advantage which would arise from a pening the same, and have accordingly prayed that the same may be discontinued, as hereinafter specified, and that the Broadway may not be carried further northwardly than Tenth-street, and have further represented that the public place laid out by the sad commissioners, called Market Place, is larger than is necessary, and have prayed that the same may be reduced as hereinafter also is specified: And whereas the prayer of the said memorial appears proper to be granted : Therefore,

I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, refu resented in Senate and Assembly, That the public square or place designated on the said map or plan, made and published by the 2

foresaid commissioners, called Ünion Place, shall be altered in the nion Place manner following that is to say: the Broadway shall not be extendaltered.

ed or continued over or across the same ; the fourth avenue shall be extended southwardly from Sixteenth-street, and continued in * straight line to Bloomingdale road, and the streets designated on the said map or plan, as Eleventh-street, Twelfth-street, The teenth-street, Fourteenth-street and Fifteenth-street, shall beel; tended eastwardly from the Bloomingdale road, through the sa land which by the said plan was intended to form a part of the Union Place, and shall be respectively continued in a straight here so as to meet and unite with the said Eleventh-street, Twelith-sirts Thirteenth-street, Fourteenth-street and Fifteenth-street respa tively, at the Bowery; and all that certain part of the said places designated on the said map or plan by the name of Union which is bounded north-westwardly and westwardly by the fourth avenue so continued as aforesaid, and by the Blooming

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road, castwardly by the Bowery, and southwardly by the Tenthstreet, shall cease to be or be deemed to be a public square or place.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Broadway shall not be continued northwardly from the Tenthstreet to the Twenty-third-street, as is contemplated by the said commissioners and designated on the said map or plan, hut that on the contrary the said Broadway shall stop at the northerly side of the said Tenth-street, and all and singular the land over which the Broadway would have run, and which would have formed that street from Tenth-street to the Twenty-third-street, except the part of the said land required for Eleventh-street, Twelfth-street,

Thirteenth-street, the Bowery, Fourteenth-street, Fifteenth-street, - Sixteenth-street, Seventeenth-street, Eighteenth-street, Nineteenth

street, Twentieth-street, Twenty-first-street and Twenty-secondstreet, respectively shall become part of the blocks or plots of ground through which the said Broadway would have run according to the said plan.

íll. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the block or plot of ground which is on the said map or plan bounded southwardly by Thirteenth-street aforesaid, eastwardly by the third avenue, and northwardly by Fourteenth-street aforesaid, shall extend to and be bounded westwardly by the Bowery; and that the block or plot of ground which is on the said map or plan bounded southwardly by Fourteenth-street aforesaid, eastwardly by the third avenue, and northwardly by Fifteenth-street aforesaid, shall extend to and be bounded westwardly by the Bowery and the fourth avenue, and that the streets designated on the said map or plan as Fourteenth-street, shall be extended westwardly from the eastwardly side of the Broadway as now designated on the said map, to the Bowery; and the street designated on the said inap or plan as Fifteenth-street, shall be extended westwardly from the easterly side of the Broadway to the said Bowery.

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the public square or place designated in the said map or plan, by the name of the Market Place, shall be reduced and altered in the Market Place manner following, that is to say : the avenues designated on the said

Alteratiouda map or plan by the names of avenue A, avenue B and avenue C, shall be extended and continued northwardly from Seventh-street through the said land which by the said plan was intended to form a part of the said Market Place, so as to meet and unite with the said avenge A, avenue B and avenue C, respectively, at Tenthstreet; and the streets designated on the said map or plan, by the names of Seventh-street, Eiglith-street, Ninth-street and Tenthstreet, shall be extended eastwardly from the avenues designated on the said map or plan by the name of first avenue, through the said land which by the said plan was intended to form part of the said Market Place, and shall be respectively continued in a straight line to the said avenue C', so as aforesaid extended and continued. Owners and

V. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That proprietors the several and respective owners and proprietors of the lands and in the blecké tenements which shall be included in the blocks or plots of ground and

and plots or

ground to be formed or to be formed by the extension of the several streets and formed by

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the extension,

The owners avepues which by this act are directed to be extended as aforesai and proprie. tors fronting and the several and respective owners and proprietors of the lank 10 hommited and tenements fronting on the Bowery, and which by the third y. and connect- tion of this act are directed to be united and connected with ed with the blocks there-blocks or plots of ground therein mentioned; and the several al in mention respective owners and proprietors of the lands over which the same el.

Broadway would have run, and which would have formed t Owners of land over street from Tenth-street to Twenty-third-street, according to which Broad

ad- map or plan of the said commissioners, except as is excepted in te way would have run, second section of this act, shall have, hold, occupy, possess and is shall have, hold, &e.

prove the same in the same manner that they would have been 4titled to do if the said commissioners had not included such ladd and tenements in the said Market Place, Union-Place and Bruce way, but had laid out the said Market Place and the lands in the vicinity of the said Union Place, in the manner designated by to act.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, TH

the public square or place called Market Place, and the streets a Damage esti-avenues which are in and by this act directed to be extended a assessed. continued, shall be opened, and the damage and benefit estimatri.

assessed and paid in the same manner as the same would have bee done if the said square or place, and the streets and avenues been laid out by the said commissioners in the manner directed by this act.

Preamble.

CHAP. CLII.
An ACT relative to Public Squares and Places in the City of

New-York.

Passed April 11, 1815. WHEREAS the inayor, alderinen and commonalty of the city of New-York have, by their memorial to the legislature, prayed, in the reasons therein contained, that the act to reduce several lars relating particularly to the city of New-York into one act, passed April 9th, 1813, may be amended in the manner hereinafter specified. And whereas such prayer appears proper to be grantel: Therefore,

1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, repPowers of the resented in Senate and Assembly, That whenever and as often eommiss's of

commissioners may hereafter be appointed by the supreme cour estimate and assessment judicature of this state, or by any one of the justices thereof, un

and by virtue of the one hundred and seventy-eighth section,
hundred and eighty-seventh section of the act hereby amended,
the purpose of opening any or either of the public squares or pra
(other than and except the streets and avenues) laid out by
commissioners of streets and roads in the city of New-York, uner.
and by virtue of the act entitled “An act relative to improveme
touching the laying out of streets and roads in the city of
York, and for other purposes," passed April 3d, 1807, ora,
either of the said public squares or places, as altered by "
lature, the said commissioners of estimate and assessment Shaw

extended.

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