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therein as the trustees thereof shall from time to time appoint, and notify in the same manner as is herein after directed for calling special meetings, and then and there, by a plurality of votes of those attending said meetings, to choose, by ballot five trustees, one treasurer, one clerk, one collector and three fire. wardens, being freeholders and inhabitants of said village, at which first election the trustees appointed by this act shall preside as inspectors of said election, and shall canvass the ballots given at the said election, and declare the several officers who may be chosen, and shall have power to decide on the qualifica. tions of electors ; and in order to ascertain the qualifications of any person offering himself as an elector, may examine him on oath, to be administered by one of said trustees; and the trustees so to be elected by virtue of this act, or a majority of them, and their successors in office, shall preside at all future elections and public meetings of the freeholders and inhabitants of said village, and shall have the like powers and authority as above mentioned ; and the said trustees shall pro.
vide and keep poll books wherein shall be entered the names Proviso. of the persons who shall vote at said election : Provided, That
in case of the death or absence of the trustces of said village, or a major part of them, or their inability to attend at such election, the freeholders and inhabitants, or a majority of them so attending, may appoint some other suitable persons to preside at such elections in their stead ; and such trustees, treasu. rer, clerk, collector and fire-wardens so elected shall continue in office for one year, and until others shall be appointed and qualified in their stead ; and the said treasurer and collector shall before they enter upon the execution of the duties of their respective offices, severally give to the trustees of said village for the use and benefit of the frecholders and inhabitants thereof, a bond with two sufficient sureties, to be approved of by said trustees, or a majority of them, in the sum of one thousand dol. lars each, conditioned for the due execution of the duties of their respective offices and faithful discharge of the trust reposed in them respectively ; and it shall be the duty of the said clerk from time to time to enter all rules, regulations and proceed. ings of the said freeholders and inhabitants in a book or books to be provided for that purpose by the said trustees, which books shall remain in the hands of the said clerk, and be at all proper times open for the inspection of the freeholders and inhabitants of said village.
III. And be it further enacted, That the said freeholders and By.laws may
inhabitants, at their annual meeting to be held as aforesaid, and at such special meetings as the said trustees, or a majority of them, may think necessary to call, by giving notice thereof in the public newspaper or papers printed in said village, if there should be any such paper or papers printed in said village, and by fixing a copy of said notice in three of the most public places in said village for at least six days previous to such meeting, are hereby authorised from time to time to make and establish such prudential rules and regulations as a majority of such freeholders and inhabitants so assembled and having a right to vote as aforesaid shall judge necessary and convenient for the better improving of their common éstate, and for the
application and expenditure of all monies to be assessed by virtue of this act, and also to ordain and establish such prudential rules and regulations relative to slaughter houses, to the cleansing and keeping in order the common streets and highways in said village, and removing nuisances therefrom, and establishing, regulating and improving sice-walks therein; and also to make rules and regulations proper to compel the householders in said village to furnish themselves with a sufficient number of fire-buckets, and also to make and pass rules and regulations relative to the duties of the fire-wardens, to authorise them to inspect all chimnies, stoves and stove pipes, and to direct at what time the chimnies and stove pipes shall be cleansed, and also to pass rules and regulations for guarding generally against fire in said village, and to impose from time to time such penalties on the offenders against such rules and regulations, or any of them, as a majority of such freeholders and inhabitants so assembled shall from time to time deem proper, not exceeding five dollars for any one offence, to be recov. ered by said trustees in their own names, with costs of suit, by action of debt, before any justice of the peace residing within the town of Buffalo and county of Niagara; and in any action or actions which may be brought for or against the trustees of said village, the freeholders and inhabitants of said village shall be and they are hereby declared competent witnesses for either party in such action, which penalties when collected shall be paid into the treasury of said village for the use of the inhabi. tants and freeholders thereof. IV. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Firemen may
be appointed said trustees, or a major part of them, and they are hereby required to appoint a sufficient number of firemen, not exceeding twenty in number, of the inhabitants of the said village, for each and every engine, to have the care, management, working and use of the said fire-engine or engines belonging to or which may belong to said freeholders and inhabitants, and also the tools and implements belonging and appertaining to the same, for extinguishing fires; and the said trustees, or a majority of them, are hereby authorised to remove all or any of the said firemen, when and as often as they may think fit, and to appoint others in their stead, and also to make, ordain and establish such rules and regulations for the government of such firemen as to them shall appear necessary and proper.
V. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer of said vil. Monies how lage shall not pay out of the treasury any monies belonging to " be paid. said freeholders and inhabitants without an order signed by the said trustees, or a majority of them. VI. And be it further enacted, That the trustees and treasur- Accounts to
be exhibited er of said village shall annually, at the tiine and place of holding the elections aforesaid, exhibit an account of all monies réceived into or paid out of the treasury of said village during the year preceding, specifying the several objects and purposes for which the same have been paid and applied.
VII. And be it further enacted, That Eli Hart, Zenus Bark. First trantoche er, Ebenezer Walden, Oliver Forward and Cyrenus Chapin, be and they are hereby appointed trustees of the said village for the ensuing year, commencing the first Monday in May next
Passed April 2, 1813.
first Monday in March next, all that part of the town of Mexi. co, in the county of Oneida, comprehending the nineteenth township of Scriba's patent (so called) be and hereby is erected into a separate town by the name of New-Haven, and that the first town meeting shall be held at the house of Ansel Snow in said town.
II. And be it further enacted, That the remaining part of the said town of Mexico shall be and remain a town by the name of Mexico, and the first town meeting shall be held at the place to which the last town meeting in said town of Mexico is ad. journed.
III. And be it further enacted, That as soon after the first money to be
be Tuesday in March next as is convenient, the supervisors and
overseers of the poor of said towns of Mexico and New-Haven shall meet at some convenient place, and divide the money and the poor of the present town of Mexico agreeable to the last tax list, and that each of said towns shall thereafter maintain their own poor.
Poor and poor
granted t L.
Passed April 2, 1813.
sented in Senate and Assembly, That the commissioners of the land to be land office shall issue letters patent to Lemuel W. Jenkins for
all that certain tract of land under water, lying opposite to and adjoining his farm in the city of Hudson, comprehended within the following bounds, to wit: beginning at a certain hollow or guily through Lemuel W. Jenkins' land, on the east bank of the Hudson river, at a place bearing south sixty-two degrees west from the westermost end of Stillhouse wharf in the city of Hudson, distant from said wharf sixty-five chains and fifty links, thence north twenty-two degrees east, three chains, thence south seventy-six degrees west twelve chains, thence south sixty-seven degrees west twenty-four chains, thence south sixty-three degrees west sixty-one chains, thence south fifty degrees west eleven chairs and forty links, thence south sixty. nine degrees east thirty chains to said Jenkins' land on the bank of Hudson river, thence northerly along said bank and land to
the place of beginning. Time extend. II. And be it further enacted, That the time limited by the
a to. .Si. act entitled “an act for the relief of Samuel S. Baldwin and othothers to ers,” passed 28th February, 1812, for the payment of the first in
an stalment of principal, shall be extended to the first day of May,
in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, but in this case the interest shall be regularly paid annually on the first day of May in each year,
make certain payment,
CHAP. CIX. . . an ACT authorising the Supervisors of the county of Genesee
to raise Money by Tar for the purpose of paying the balance duc from that county for completing the Bridge across the Genesee River, near the falls.
Passed April 2, 1813. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the supervisors of the county of Genesee, at their next meeting, be and are hereby empowered and required to raise and levy on the freeholders and inhabitants of said county a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars, for the purpose of paying the balance due from said county for completing the bridge across the Genesee river, near the falls, with the additional sum of five cents on each dollar for collecting the same, and one cent on the dollar for treasurer's fees, which said sums shall be raised, levied and collected in the same manner as the other contingent charges of said county are levied and collected.
CHAP. CX. An ACT for the Relief of the Board of Supervisors of the county of Ontario, and for other purposes.
Passed April 2, 1813. WHEREAS by an act passed the 26th of May 1812, and also an act passed the 16th day of June, 1812, authorising and requiring the said board of supervisors to levy and collect from the freeholders and inhabitants of said county of Ontario several sums of money for building the gaol and completing the bridge over the Genesee river, between the towns of Boyle and Northampton; the said board by their petition to the legislature, stating that for the want of the said acts not coming into the coun. ty before the October session they did not raise the said several sums specified in said acts, therefore praying they may be discharged from the duties enjoined on them by the aforesaid acts: Therefore,
BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the said two hereby recited acts are repealed, and in lieu thereof it shall be lawful, and it is hereby made the duty of the treasurer of said county, on the warrant of the said board of supervisors, to pay to the commissioners appointed to build the aforesaid bridge, one thousand five hundred and seventy-four dollars and fifty-four cents out of any money in the treasury, being the balance due them for completing said bridge ; and it shall be lawful, and it is hereby made the duty of the board of supervisors at their annual meeting in October next, to cause to be levied and collected from the freeholders and inhabitants of the said county of Ontario, the sum of one thousand five hundred dollar3 ; and if in the judgment of the said board, or their successors in office, at the annual meeting which will be in the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, the further sum of one thousand five hundred dollars, or any part thereof, for completing said gaol, it shall be lawful for them to levy and cause the same to be collected from the freeholders and inhabitants of said county, together with five cents on a dollar for the collection thereof, for the use and purpose of building said gaol in conformity to an act for that purpose, passed the 9th day of March, one thousand eight hundred and ten.
Passed April 2, 1813.
tween lots number sixty-three and seventy-one, be and hereby Town of Eur. tern erected. is erected into a separate town by the name of Eastern, and the
first town meeting shall be held at the house of Jehiel Parsons in said town of Eastern.
II. And be it further enacted, That the remaining part of the town of Oxford shall be and remain a separate town by the name of Oxford, and that the first town meeting shall be held
at the house of Erastus Perkins in said town. Poor and
III. And be it further enacted, That as soon as may be after poor money, the first town meeting, the supervisors and overseers of the to be divided
poor for said towns shall meet together, notice being first given for that purpose, and divide the money and poor belonging to the town of Oxford previous to its division agreeably to the last tax list, and that each of the said towns shall for ever thereafter
respectively maintain and support their own poor. Public pro IV. And be it further enacted, That all public property of perty to be divided.
whatever description at present owned by the town of Oxford, shall immediately after this act takes effect, be equally divided between the said towns of Oxford and Eastern.
| CHAP. XII.
* Passed April 2, 1813. Road from 1. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, te
presented in Senate and Assembly, That the surveyor-general harbor to be is authorised and required to sell and dispose of so much of the improved.
unappropriated lands of this state, on a credit of twelve months, lying in the county of Oneida, called the Fish-creek lands, as shall raise the sum of four thousand dollars, and the same is. hereby appropriated for improving the road from Sackett's Har.
bor, on lake Ontario, to the village of Rome, in the county of Commillion- Oneida, being the road heretofore laid out by commissioners apo
pointed by the state, and pay the same over to Henry Huntington, Clark Allen and Dan Taft, who are hereby appointed su•