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the comptroller be and he is hereby authorized and re. . Tas required to receive the tax return from the treasurer of 1812 Niagara county, for the year one thousand eight hun. in Niagara dred and twelve, and the said return is hereby declared cei
ed to be reas valid as if the same had been made within the time the comprequired by law.
troller. II. And be it further enacted, That the comptroller Also of De be and he is hereby authorized to receive the tax lists of tu the non-residents for the towns of De Ruyter and Lenox Madison in the county of Madison, heretofore rejected by him county. on account of some informality in certifying and signing, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.
Passed April 2, 1813.
D York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That Commis's Benjamin Wright, James Lynch and John Meacham be to lay out and heredy are appointed commissioners to lay out a the public road four rods wide, in the most direct and convenient route from the village of Rome, in the county of Oneida, to the south easterly part of Lake Ontario at or near the mouth of Salmon river.
- II. And be it further enacted, That when the said Descrip. commissioners shall have laid out the said road they tion of the shall cause a description of the route of the said road to
bir route to be be recorded in the offices of the clerks of the several town towns through which such road shall pass, and the com-cler missioners of highways in said several towns shall without delay after the recording of the route thereof as aforesaid, cause the said road to be opened and worked in their respective towns, in the same manner as if the same had been laid out by said town commissioners.
III. And bc it further enacted, That when any part Owners of of the said road shall be laid out through arių inclosed lands to be lands, the owner or owners thereof shall be paid his or damas their damages by the town in which such improved lands lie, to be assessed and determined in the same manner as damages are directed to be assessed by an act entitled "An act to regulate highway3;"
Compen- IV. And be it further enacted, That the said comsation of cominis’rs missioners shall each be allowed two dollars a day for
each day they shall be employed in the service aforesaid, to be raised, levied and collected by the supervisors of the county of Oneida on the inhabitants and freeholders of the said county in the same manner as the other contingent expences of the said county are
raised, levied and collected. . They shall V. And be it further enacted, That each of the said
commissioners, before he enters on the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe before one of the judges of the county of Oneida, the following oath, to wit: “ I.-- do solemnly swear and declare that I will in all things, to the best of my knowledge and ability, well and faithfully execute the trust reposed in me by virtue of the act entitled “ An act appointing commissioners to lay out a road from Rome, in Oneida county, to Lake Ontario."
CHAP. CIV. An ACT to amend the act entitled “ An act to incor"porate the Society of Mechanics of the City and ri. cinity of Albany, for purposes of education and charity.
Passed April 2, 1813. THEREAS it has been represented to the le
V gislature by the petition of the said society, that in proceeding in the business of their incorporation they have purchased a lot of ground and house for the hall of their ineeting, and have erected a building for a school-house, and that the principal attention of the society is directed to the education of their children, but that they have met with much embarrassment and difficulty in their proceedings from the number of members required as a quorum to transact the business of said.society, being so great as to make it extremely difficult to procure such quorum, and have prayed relief in the premises, and the legislature being willing to grant such relief; Therefore,
Be it therefore enacted by the people of the state of Nen-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That on notice having been given for two weeks in one of
the public newspapers printed in the city of Albany,
:: CHAP. CV.
Passed April 2, 1813.
D York, represented in Senate and Assembly, Thạt it shall be the duty of the commissioners of highways of the town of Hannibal, in the county of Onondaga,
A Private and their successors in office for the time being, to re-to be remove or cause to be removed all private buildings of moved
from every description whatsoever now erected or hereafter streets & to be erected off and from the streets and market lots market in the village of Oswego in the said town, first giving to the occupier or possessor of such buildings severally six months notice of their intention to remove the same; in case the said buildings should not in the mean time be removed by such occupier or possessor, which said notice shall be in writing, and signed by the said commissioners, or a majority of them.
II. And be it further enacted, That if any person Penaltyfor shall put or place in any part of the Oswego harbor,
ing the in the said villages of Oswego, any stones, earth or bal- harbor. last, or shall in any other wise injure or obstruct the said harbor, such person so offending shall forfeit and pay for every offence a fine not exceeding twentyfive dollars, to be recovered with costs of suit, before any justice of the peace of the county of Onordaga,
by and in the name of the said commissioners, whos
duty it shall be to sue for the same, to and for the use · of the poor of the said town of Hannibal.
III. And be it further enacted, That the said com"missioners shall be entitled to receive for services renthe com- dered under and by virtue of this act, the like commissioners pensation as for other services performed in their office,
to be allowed, raised and paid in the manner prescribed by law for compensating the said commissioners for
other services. Acts of a IV, And be it further cnacted, That all acts to be majority done under and by virtue of this act, by a majority shall be
of the said commissioners, shall be as valid and effectual as if all the commissioners of the said town had joined in doing the same: And further, That if the said commissioners, or any of them, shall be sued for any thing done in pursuance of this act, he or they mai plead the general issue and give the special matter in
evidence. sioners of
of V. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful the land for the commissioners of the land office to sell thelani
may belonging to the people of this state adjacent to the sell lands adjacent said village of Oswego, and not being within the play
vil of the said village, in such parcels as will best accom lage.
modate the settlers or building lots in the said village in the manner directed by law for the sale of the other unappropriated lands.
" VI. And be it further enacted, That the said lands, Where to in the discretion of the said commissioners of the landbe sold.
office, may be sold either at the capitol in the city of Albany, or in the county where the same may lie, a: such place as they shall appoint for that purpose.
VII. Andbe it further enacted, That the commission They may ers of the land-office shall have the same power and au also sell
ber thority in relation to the sale of lots in the village of Oswego. East Oswego, iņ the town of Scriba, as they now hapi
in relation to the sale of lots in the village of Oswego.
in the town of Hannibal. Harbor VIII. And be it further enacted, That the commishow to be sioners of highways of the town of Scriba, or a major preserved. ity of them, shall have the same powers for the pre
servation of the harbor in the village of East-Oswego as are herein granted to the commissioners of the town of Hannibal: Provided, That all suits by them to be Provisa. commenced in the premises shall be commenced and prosecuted before some justice of the peace of the county of Oneida, and the recovery to be had shall be to and for the benefit of the poor of the said town of Scriba.
| CHAP. CVI.. .
Passed April 2, 1813.
D represented in Senate and Assembly, That the village in, freeholders and inhabitants qualified to vote for mem-corporatbers of assembly, resident within the district of country known and distinguished on a map made by Joseph Ellicott, and on file in the clerk's office of the said county, as the village lots and outer lots of the village of New-Amsterdam, shall be a corporation by the name and style of “ The Trustees of the Village of Style and Buffaloe,” and by that name they and their successors power of inay have perpetual succession, shall be known in law, tee
Tis the trusshall be capable of suing and being sued, and of defending and being defended in all courts and places whatsoever, and in all manner of actions and causes, and that they and their successors may have a common seal and may alter the same at pleasure, and shall be in law capable of purchasing, holding and conveying any estate, real or personal, for the use of the said corporation, and of erecting one or more fire-engine house or houses, and a market-house, with power to restrain swine and cattle from running in the streets, to regulate the assize of bread, to remove and prevent encroachments on the highways, streets and commons, of raising money by tax for erecting such fire-engine house or houses and market-house, and for the purchase of one or more fire-engine or engines, and all implements and tools appertaining thereunto, and for the keeping the same in repair, and for raising money