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by a board of trustees, to be composed of a first and second directa ress, treasurer, secretary, and twelve managers, all of whom shall be chosen by a 10a orit, of members present, at the annual meetings, which shall be held on the last Thursday in November, at such place in said city, and at such time of the day as the board of trustees may from time to time, by ordinance or otherwise, appoint, and of which public notice shall given; and if any vacancy shall be occasioned, by the death, resignation, removal, or otherwise, of any one of the said board, the same shall be filled for the remainder of the year, by such person or persons, being annual subscribers as aforesaid, as the board of trustees for the time being, or the major part of them, shall appoint, and until the last Thursday in November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen: the board of trustees shall be as follows, to wit, Rachel Dunlap, first directress ; Rachel Maynard, second directress; First trusteening Mary Bingham, treasurer; Anne Church, secretary; and Sarah Gunn, Gloriannah Cunningham, Harriet Baldwin, Mary De Forrest, Anna ilavens, Ermina Malcoem, Delia Henry, Ann S. Glass, Margaret E. Dominick, Rebecca Leggett, Agnes Van Waganen, Abigail Kibbe, managers; and that a majority of the said board shall be requisite to transact business; and in case of the non-attendance of the said first or second directress, the members present may appoint a directress pro tempore.
III. And be it furth:r enacted, That if the annual election shall not be made on the stated day, the said corporation shall not there
be held on by be dissolved, but the members of the said board shall continue any day. in office until a new election, which shall be made at such time and place, and after such notice as the said board shall prescribe; and in case an equality of votes shall be given for any one or more persons, as a member of the said board of trustees, the said board shall deterinine which of such persons shall be considered as elected, and which determinacion sial make it lawful for such person to take her seat, and aci accordingly. IV. And be it further enacted, That the said board shall, at
Accounts to least at every yearly ciceron, exbibit to the members of the said be rendered. corporation, an exact account of the receipts and disbursements of the preceding year.
V. And be it further enacted, That the said board may, from By-laws may time to time, inake by-laws, ordinances and resolutions relative to the be roade management and disposition of the estate and concerns of the said corporation, and the regulation of the persons exercising the offices aforesaid, not contrary to law, and may appoint such other officers, agents and servants as they deem necessary to transact the business of the said corporation, and designate their duties.
VI. And be it further enacted, That the husband of any mar. The husried woman, who is or may be a member or officer of the said cor- bands of mar.
ried women poration, shall not be liable to the said corporation for any loss oc- not to be necasioned by the neglect or misfeasance of his wife, upon any subscription or arrangement of his wife; but if he shall have received any money from his wife belonging to the said corporation, or the same shall have been applied to his use, he shall be accountable therefor ; or if the husbands goods shall be attached, or if he shall have become insolvent, such money, if received after the passing
countable for louses.
of this act, shall be paid by the trustees or assignees, in preference
to all other debts. Duration of VII. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue
and be in force until the last Thursday in November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty : Provided always, That if the said corporation shall apply their, or any part of their funds, to any other purposes than those contemplated by this act, and shall be thereof convicted in due course of law, that then the said corporation shall cease and determine, and the estate real and personal
thereof shall be forfeited to and vested in the people of this state : Further pro
And provided further, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to prevent the legislature at any time, in their discretion,
within the period aforesaid, from altering or repealing this act. This is a VIII. And be it further enacted, That this act be, and is herepublic aet. by declared a public act, and that the same be construed in all
courts and places, benignly and favorably for every humane, charitable, and laudable purpose therein contained.
Passed March 10, 1815. Preamble.
WHEREAS it has been represented to this legislature by the president, directors and company of the eastern branch of the Scho. harie turnpike road, by their petition, under their corporate seal, that several alterations and amendments are necessary to their act of incorporation : Therefore,
I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, repo Privileges of the company resented in Senate and Assembly, That all the privileges and lia
bilities contained in the act relative to the eastern branch of me
in any wise notwithstanding. Comraission. II. And be it further enacted. That the commissioners now on ors' duty.
pointed, or hereafter to be appointed, for the inspection oltury
roads when out of repair, shall not, during the term of five years after the passing of this act, order any of the gates on the aforesaid . roads to be opened on account of the width of the bed thereof, provided the same, together with the bridges, are in good order and repair, and of a sufficient width for single waggons or earriages to pass with convenience and safety. III. And be it further enacted, That no person shall hereafter Exemption:
from toll rebe entitled to an exemption from the payment of toll at any of the to gates on the aforesaid road when carrying fire wood froin his wood lot or out lands, unless the same is adjoining a farm to which he commonly resorts for the general purposes of agriculture, nor then ang farther than for his own family consumption, any thing in any former grant to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.
IV. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons shall hereafter forcibly pass any of the toll gates on the aforesaid Penalty for road, or shall, after travelling the same, go round any of the said
the gate. gates and enter again on the said road, for the purpose of avoiding the payment of the legal toll, such person or persons shall, for each and every of those offences, forfeit and pay the sum of twenty-five dollars, to and for the use of said company, to be sued for and recovered in the name of their treasurer for the time being, before any justice of the peace or court having cognizance thereof, by action of debt, with costs of suit, any thing in any former grants to the contrary notwithstanding.
CHAP. LXXI. An ACT for the relief of the President, Directors and Company of the Coxsackie Turnpike Road.
Passed March 10, 1815. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That so much of the route of the Coxsackie turnpike road as has been laid out, worked, and lies between the Schoharie and Susquehannah turnpike roads, and also so much of the diverging roads as lie west of the place where one of the said diverging roads intersects the road leading from the house of Leonard Bronk westerly, be dismembered from the said road, so that the president, directors and company of the said road be discharged from the same, and all care, management and responsibility relating thereto, and that the same be established as public highways.
II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said president, directors and company to alter the site of the third or western gate of the said road, by removing the same easterly on the said road at any distance not exceeding two miles, with the privijeges attached to the same.
An ACT to divide the town of Rensselaerville and Coeymans,
in the county of Albany.
Passed March 16, 1815. 1. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, reWesterlo e presented in Senaie and Assembly, That from and after the pass
ing of this act, all those parts of the towns of Rensselaerville and Coeymans, in the county of Albany, beginning on the south line of the town of Bethlehem, in the county of Albany, at the north-east corner of the land in the possession of Stephen Lee, in the town of Coeymans, and runs thence along the south line of the town of B. thlchem westerly to the south-vest corner of the said town of Bethlehem, in the east line of the town of Rensselaerville; thence along the said east line of the town of Rensselaerville to the southeast corner of the town of Bern; thence along the south line of the town of Bern south eighty-five degrees west to a point where a northerly continuation of the west line of the farm of John Sholtoz, in the town of Rensselaerville, intersects the said south line of the town of Bern; thence south fire degrees east along the said west line of the farm of John Sholtoz, and continues on said lot line till it istersects the north line of the county of Greene; thence along the north line of the county of Greene to the south-east corner of the town of Rensselaerville; thence along the west line of the town of Greenville to the south-west corner of the town of Coeymans ; thence along the south line of the town of Coeymans easterly till coming to a point directly south from the place of beginning; thence north across the town of Coeymans to the place of beginning, shall be, and hereby is erected into a separate town, by the name of Westerlo; and the first town meeting in said town of Westerlo shall be holden at the dwelling house of William Beardsly, now in said town of Westerlo, and that all the remaining parts of the towns of Rensselaerville and Coeymans, shall be and remain separate towns by the names of Rensselaerville and Coeymans; and the next town meetings in the said towns of Rensselaerville and Coeymans shall
be held at the places to which they now stand adjourned. Poor money, II. And be it further enacted, That as soon as may be after
di- the first Tuesday of April next, the supervisors and overseers of
the poor of the towns aforesaid shall, by notice given for that purpose by the supervisors thereof, meet together and apportion the poor maintained by the said towns of Rensselaerville and Coeymans, and the poor money, belonging to the same, agreeably to the last tax list; and that each of the said towns shall forever thereafter respectively support their own poor.
&c. to be di nded,
An ACT relative to the duties of the Supervisors of the county
Passed March 17, 1815. WHEREAS the supervisors of the county of Cortland have not, on the first Tuesday of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, apportioned the valuation, agreeable to an act for the assessment and collection of taxes, passed April 5th, 1813: Therefore,
Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, repre. sented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for the said supervisors to ineet at the court-house in the said courty, on the first Tuesday in October next, to apportion the valuation in said county agreeable to the provision of said act, which valuation so to be made, shall have the same force and effect as though the same had been done on the first Tuesday of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.
An ACT authorising the Comptroller to loan Money to Jeptha
Passed March 17, 1815. WHEREAS the said Jeptha A. Wilkinson is the inventor and manufacturer of steel reeds, and is unable, for want of funds, to extend their usefulness to community : Therefore,
Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be the duty of the comptroller to loan to the said Jeptha A. Wilkinson, a sum of money not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, out of any unappropriated monies belonging to the common school fund, and that the comptroller be authorised to draw his warrant on the treasurer for the same : Provided, That the said Jeptha A. Wilkinson shall produce security on real property, to the satisfaction of the comptroller, in double the sum loaned, for the payment of the same, with interest annually, at the rate of seven per cent per annum, within ive years from the date thereof.
CHAP. LXxv. In ACT relative to the Courts of Common Pleas of the county of Richmond, and for other purposes.
Passed March 17, 1815. WHEREAS Joseph Perine, Esquire, late clerk of the court of Preamble.) ommon pleas for the county of Richmond, died on the 16th day of pril last past, without having appointed a deputy, as the law rerres, in consequence whereof no court of common pleas hath since