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CHAP. XXXI.

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An ACT appointing Commissioners to make alterations in the

state road leading from the falls on the Genesee river to Lewiston.

Passed February 10, 1815. I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That Philetus Swift, Caleb CommissionHopkins, Isaac Southerland, or any two of them, be, and hereby are authorised and empowered to review and make such alterations in the state road leading froin the falls on Genesee river to Lewiston, as they in their judgment shall deem beneficial to the public travel: Provided, That such alterations shall not materially affect or injure any person settled on said road, or any building or other valuable improvements on said road.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners shall cause to be made an accurate map of said road, and shall cause the be made and

Maps, how to said map, together with the field notes of the survey to be filed in filed. the comptroller's office of this state, and in the clerks offices of the counties of Genesee and Niagara, and shall also cause to be filed in the office of the clerk of each town through which said road runs, a copy of the map and field notes of such part of said road as shall be in said town, and that it shall be lawful from thenceforth for the inhabitants of the said counties of Genesee and Niagara to improve Pay of the the said road; and each of the said commissioners shall receive for commission their services, at the rate of two dollars and fifty cents for each day they shall be necessarily employed in making alterations and laying out said road; and all expences incident to the same shall be levied, collected and paid in the said counties of Genesee and Niagara, as other contingent charges are in said counties levied, collected and paid.

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how to be asIII. And be it further enacted, That all damages sustained in certained. consequence of reviewing and altering said road, in consequence of opening the same through improved lands, shall be assessed and paid as is provided by law for assessing and paying damages through improved lands in consequence of roads being laid by the commissioners of highways of towns.

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CHAP. XXXII.

An ACT to suspend, for the period therein mentioned, the re

striction on Banks against issuing Bills less than the amount of one dollar.

Passed February 10, 1815. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the first section of the act, entitled an act to prevent the passing and receiving of bank notes less than the nominal value of one dollar, and to restrain unincorpcrated banking associations be, and the same is hereby suspended until the end of the next session of the legislature, until which time

it shall be lawful to pass and receive bank notes less than the norainal value of one dollar, any thing in the said first section of the said act to the contrary notwithstanding.

CHAP. XXXIII.

An ACT for the appointment of a Treasurer of this state.

Passed February 14, 1815. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That Charles Z. Platt be, and hereby is constituted and appointed treasurer of this state, to continue in office until the twelfth day of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.

CHAP. XXXIV."

An ACT for altering the time of holding the Town Meetings in

the towns of Thompson, Liberty and Neversink, in the county of Sullivan.

Passed February 14, 1815, Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the town meetings in the towns of Thompson, Liberty and Neversink, in the county of Sullivan, shall hereafter be respectively held on the first Tuesday in March, in every year, and that all such town officers of the said towns, whose duty it is to meet on the last Tuesday in March, shall meet on the last Tuesday in February in every year, to do and transact such business as to their respective offices may appertain.

CHAP, XXX).

An ACT for the relief of the Owego and Ithica Turnpike Com

pany.

Passed February 14, 1815. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the president, directors and company of the Owego and Ithica turnpike road, may demand and receive on all carts, teams, waggons, carriages and sleighs, laden with salt or plaster, in a course of transportation froin the village of-Ithica to the village of Owego, at each of their gates, the toll allowed by law, notwithstanding the owner or driver of any such cart, team, waggon, carriage or sleigh, or the owner of the load or a part thereof, may reside within the distance of one mile from either of the said gates.

CHAP. XXXVI.

AN ACT for the relief of the president, directors and

company of the Belle Isle Factory.

Passed February 14, 1815. WHEREAS Henry A. Coster, John T. Lawrence, Benjamin W. Rodgers, Peter Talman, Jasper Ward, Henry Harbeck, and Adri-Preamble. en Van Sinderen, and divers other persons, have, by their petition, represented to the legislature, that on the fourth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, in pursuance of the act, entitled “an act relative to incorporations for manufacturing purposes," passed March twenty-second, one thousand eight hundred and eleven, they formed themselves into a company for the purpose of manufacturing woolen, cotton and linen goods, within the city and county of New-York, under the corporate name of “The president, directors and company of the Belle Isle factory," and did according to the provisions of the said act, cause certificate to be filed in the office of the secretary of this state; and whereas the trustees of the said company have procured a title to real estate on Great Barn Island, within the city and county of New-York, and have caused to be erected an extensive building in which to carry on the manufactory, and expended a large sum of money towards the object of their incorporation, but having neglected to make provision by bye laws for the election of directors for the second year, bave ceased as a corporate body to exist, and have prayed relief in the premises : Therefore,

Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, repre- The compasented in Senate and assembly, That the said Henry A. Coster, ny declared

to be incorpoJohn T. Lawrence, Benjamin W. Rodgers, Peter Talman, Jasper rated. Ward, Henry Harbeck and Adrian Van Sinderin, and others their associates, shall and may still continue as a body corporate, by the name of “ The president, directors and company of the Belle Isle factory," and by that name shall continue to exist for the term of twenty years from the said fourth day of November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, and shall henceforth be invested with all the rights and privileges which they could have enjoyed under the before mentioned act, passed twenty-second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eleven, had they provided by bye laws for the election of directors of the said company; that Directors. the said Henry A. Coster, John T. Lawrence, Benjamin W. Rodgers, Peter Talman, Jasper Ward, Henry Harbeck, and Adrian Van Finderin, shall be directors of the said company until the fourth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, or until others shall be elected in their stead.

CHAP. XXXVII.

An ACT to alter the time of holding Town Meetings in the tour of Whitehall, in the county of Washington.

Passed February 14, 1815. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the annual town meeting of the freeholders and inhabitants of the town of Whitehall, in the county of Washington, shall in future be held on the first Monday of March of each year, instead of the first Tuesday of April; and that the next town meeting in said town shall be held on the first Monday of March next; and that all such town officers whose duty it is to meet on the last Tuesday of March, shall meet on the last Tuesday of February in every year, to do and transact such business as to their respective offices may appertain.

CHAP. XXXVIII.

An ACT relative to Writs and Process.

Passed February 17, 1815. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, re

presented in Senate and Assembly, That all original writs, which Writs, how to be issued. according to any law, usage or custom, have heretofore issued

out of the court of chancery, returnable in the supreme court, or the court of common pleas, for the commencement of any suit or proceeding in the said courts, shall hereafter issue out of and under the seal of the court in which such writs may be returnable; and be tested in the name of the chief justice, first or senior judge of such court, observing in other respects the forms now in use; and further, that the supreme court shall bave the like power as is now given to the court of chancery, to devise and make writs

in cases where there are none to be found. May be made

II. And be it further enacted, That all writs and process, to be oue on paper. issued out of any court of this state, and all proceedings and records

in every such court may hereafter be made out on paper, instead of parchment, any law, usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding; and that the impression of the seal of any court, to be made by way of stamp, shall be held, considered and adjudged as a sufficient sealing of any writ, process, record, exemplification, or proceeding in such court.

CHAP. XXXIX.

: An ACT to alter the December term of the Courts of Common

Pleas and General Sessions of the Peace of the county of
Washington.

Passed February 17, 1815. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the courts of common pleas and general sessions of the peace in and for the county of Washington, shall hereafter be holden on the first Tuesday in December, instead of the third Tuesday in December, and may continue to be held from the commencement thereof, until Saturday in the next week thereafter, inclusive.

CHAP. XL.

An ACT to amend an act, entitled an act for the relief of the representatives of William I. Vredenburgh, deceased.

Passed February 17, 1815. WHEREAS by an act of the legislature of this state, passed the twenty-fifth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, entitled " an act for the relief of the representatives of William 1. Vredenburgh, deceased,” Mary Vredenburgh and Charles I. Burnett were appointed trustees, with full powers to execute conveyances for certain lands, pursuant to contracts entered into by the said William I. Vredenburgh, in his life time: And whereas, The said Mary Vredenburgh, under an apprehension that by executing said conveyances she shall relinquish her right of dower in said lands, has refused to execute said conveyances : Therefore,

Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for the said Charles I. Burnett, solely, to execute the said conveyances, pursuant to the directions and subject to the provisions and restrictions in said act contained ; and that the said conveyances thus executed shall be good and effectual to vest in the purchasers of the said lands respectively, the estate of the said Williain I. Vredenburgh, in the said lands, subject to the right of dower of the said Mary Vredenburgh, therein.

CHAP. XLI.

An ACT to enable the Trustees of the Presbyterian Church

in Cedar-street, in the city of New-York, to hold real and personal estate to the annual value or income therein mentioned.

Passed February 17, 1815. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful

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