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shall be sold for more than shall be then due to the people of this state for the same, such surplus shall be paid to the legal representatives of said William Don, deceased, provided said lots shall not be sold for a less sum than shall be then due for them respectively : And provided said legal representatives shall neglect to fulfil the conditions of the sale to said William Don, as required by the act entitled “ an act for the sale of unappropriated lands and for other purposes," passed April 6th,
1803, previous to such sale, Gaol liberties XIX. And be il further enacted, That the court of common in Warren
be pleas in and for the county of Warren shall, and they are heredelgoaced. by authorised at any term of the said court, or any three of the
judges of the said court out of term, to appoint gaol liberties at the place designated by the act entitled “ an act to divide the county of Washington, and for other purposes,” for holding the courts of common pleas and general sessions of the peace in
and for the said county of Warren. Prisoners to XX. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of be allowed to
we in the sheriff of said county to permit any prisoner who shall be go at large in the same. in his custody to go at large within the limits of the liberties 80
appointed, under the same provisions which are contained in the act entitled “ an act relative to gaols."
XXI. And be it further enacted, That the first court of com. when to be
mon pleas in and for the county of Warren shall begin on the second Tuesday of May next, and may continue to be held until the Saturday following inclusive, any thing in the act entitled « an act to divide the county of Washington, and for other purposes,' contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
XXII. And be it further enacted, That the supervisors and New lift of jurors to be assessors of the city and several towns in the county of Albany made for the city and shall be and hereby are required
shall be and hereby are required to return an accurate list of county of Al. the names of the several persons residing within the said city bany.
and towns who are by law qualified and liable to serve as jurors for the trial of issues joined in the supreme court of judicature of this state, and the court of common pleas for the said county, into the office of the clerk of the said county, on or before the first day of August next, and that after such return shall be made it shall be the duty of the clerk of the said county to de. stroy the old ballots in the jury box in his office, and cause the names of the persons so as aforesaid to be returned, with their places of abode, and additions, to be written on separate slips of paper and put into the box out of which the names of the
jurors are next to be drawn. Prifuners to
XXIII. And be it further enacted, That as soon as the new be removed
gaol for the city and county of Albany shall be ready for the reception and confinement of prisoners, it shall be lawful for the sheriff of the said city and county to remove his prisoners into the said gaol, and thenceforth the same shall be the gaol of the city and county of Albany, and such removal of the prisoners as aforesaid shall in no wise be deemed an escape : And
further, it shall be lawful for the now next ensuing or any subAnd gaol lib. erries the sequent court of common pleas for the said county to establish designated,
and designate the liberties of the said new gaol, which when so established and designated shall be the liberties of the said gaol, and the present liberties of the old gaol shall be abolished
to che new gaol when tiuilhed.
pay 5000 dol.
from and after the removal of the prisoners aforesaid into the said new gaol.
XXIV. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer of this Treasurer to state shall, on the warrant of the comptroller, pay to the presi- lars to the dent, directors and company of the Highland turnpike, the sum
turnpike of five thousand dollars in addition to the sum heretofore grant- company. ed, to be laid out by them in building a bridge over Croton river, on the post road leading from the city of New York to the city of Albany, and to be paid when the said bridge shall be completed: And further, That so much of the fifty-eighth section of the act entitled “an act for the payment of certain offi- Toll may be cers of government, and for other purposes," passed June 19th, tak
crofling the 1812, as inhibits the directors and company of the said turnpike bridge on road from receiving any toll for crossing the said bridge, be and the same is hereby repealed, and that the toll which may be received for crossing the said bridge shall be laid out and expended in repairs of the said bridge, and in or towards the completing and keeping in repair the said turnpike road between the said bridge and Fishkill. XXV. And be it further enacted, That all suits or actions Suits on con.
Itables bonds en any bond executed by any constable and his sureties for the ha
how to be faithful performance of the duty of his office, shall be prosecut- prosecuted. ed within two years after the expiration of the year for which such constable shall be elected.
XXVI. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty Surveyor. of the surveyor-general forth with to publish a notice in the publish a nonewspaper published by the printer to this state, and in three tice relative
to leasing the of the newspapers published in the Western district of this scedman state, for six weeks in succession, that the tract of land called the Stedman farm, on the Niagara river, is to be leased for the term of one year from a day to be mentioned in such notice, to the person who shall before such day offer to accept of such lease on the terms which in the opinion of the surveyor-general shall be the most advantageous to this statc; and the surveyor-general is authorised to execute such lease on the part of this state, and to insert in the counterpart of such lease to be executed by the lessee such covenants as he shall deem proper, and exact such security from the lessee for the performance of the covenants contained in such lease as he shall deem proper and necessary.
XXVII. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful May fell part for the commissioners of the land-office to direct the surveyor- propriated general to sell in parcels exceeding the quantity of two hundred lando in locs
exceeding acres, such of the unappropriated lands as they shall judge not 200 acres. saleable to advantage in separate lots or parcels of that quantity, any thing in the act entitled “ an act concerning the commissioners of the land-office and the sale of the unappropriated lands,” to the contrary notwithstanding.
XXVIII. And be it further enacted, That the mayor, record- Corporation er, aldermen and assistants of the city of Albany shall and may, ex officio by virtue of their respective offices, be members of the Albany members of Lancaster school society, any law to the contrary notwithstand- school fociety
XXIX. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the Act relative
to llaves and act entitled " an act concerning slaves and servants," relative to servants D 2
pay R. Ma.
the importation and exportation of slaves, shall not be constru. ed to extend to cases where persons residing within and near the boundary line of this state and owning and occupying land over the said line in a neighboring state, shall bring such slaves into or take them out of this state for the purpose of cultivating
the land which he may so own and occupy in either state. Treasurer to XXX. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer shall, comb a bale on the warrant of the comptroller, pay to Robert Macomb the 'ance due him
balance which may be due on his account for services as clerk of the courts of oyer and terminer and general gaól delivery and general sessions of the peace, in and for the city and county of New York, as the same shall be audited and allowed by the
court of exchequer. Taxes how XXXI. And be it further enacted, That where any line of di. to be paid
farms vision between any two towns in this state shall intersect any are interfect.
farm or dwelling house, all the taxes on such farm shall be le. ed by town aroumonmy NOUS,
vied upon and paid by the owner or possessor in the town where his dwelling house or the greater part thereof shall be, any thing in the act entitled “ an act for the assessment and collec
tion of taxes,” to the contrary notwithstanding. ona!!. XXXII. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer shall allowance to the adjurant. pay, on the warrant of the comptroller, to the adjutant-general general.
of this state the sum of four hundred and fifty dollars, as an additional compensation for his services for one year, to commence
on the first day of March last, payable quarter yearly. Laxes paid XXXIII. And be it further enacted, That in all cases where. be refunded. ever a tax has been or shall be paid into the treasury of this
state by mistake, or which by law the state had no right to receive, it shall be the duty of the treasurer, and he is hereby authorised, on the warrant of the comptroller, to refund the same to the party aggrieved, or to his representativé, any law
to the contrary notwithstanding. when a fhe. XXXIV. And be it further enacted, That whenever any under execu- sheriff of any county of this state has made or shall make sale betore fign-e of any lands, tenements or hereditaments under and by virtue indeed it of any execution to him directed and delivered, and has died or may be done by his execu- shall die before signing and executing the deed of sale and con
veyance, it shall and may be lawful for the executors or administrators of such deceased sheriff to make and execute a deed of conveyance to the purchaser in the same manner as the said deceased sheriff might or could have done had he remained
alive, any law to the contrary notwithstanding. Secretary di. XXXV. And be it further enacted, That it shall be and here. procure cer. by is made the duty of the secretary of this state, to furnish, at tain volumes of reports. the expense of this state, one copy of the reports of the supreme
court and court of errors of this state for the use of each of the courts of common pleas in the several counties of this state not already provided for in the act entitled “ an act to authorise the supreme court to appoint a reporter," and the treasurer shall, on the warrant of the comptroller, pay the amount paid by the secretary.
Whereas it appears by the report of the surveyor-general that the undivided twelfth part of a gore of land between the bounds of Hosick and the partition line of the patent of Pittstown was forfeited by the attainder of Robert Leake, and the
riff fells land
general di rected to set
(except by evaporation otherwise than by fire) and the said superintendent shall appoint in each of the three villages in which salt is or shall be manufactured under his superintendence, an assistant deputy to act only in case of the absence of such deputy, one of whom shall attend constantly at some known office of inspection to be established and pointed out as such by a suitable sign placed in a conspicuous place, from the rising to the setting of the sun on each day of the week, Sabbath excepted, for the purpose of inspecting all salt sold in said villages, and
receiving the duties thereon. Surveyor: XLII. And, be it furtker enacted, That it shall be lawful Bened to fet. for the surveyor-general to settle with Thomas Mounsey for tle with I the arrears of rent due on the lease given by the surveyor-gen, Mounsey for arrears of eral on behalf of this state to the said Thomas Mounsey, of part rent on the public lot in of the public lot situate in the town of Colonie, in the county of the Colonit. Albany, and to deduct therefrom such sum of money as the sur
veyor-general shall deem reasonable to be allowed to the said Thomas Mounsey for the value of permanent improvements by him erected and left on the demised premises at the expiration of the said lease beyond the stipulations contained in said lease, and upon payment of the balance of the said rent, with the costs accrued thereon, to give the said Thomas Mounsey a full dis
charge of the said rent. A wall to be XLIII. And be it further enacted, That the secretary, the can lide of attorney-general, the surveyor-general and the treasurer of this the lot on state be and they are hereby authorised to cause to be erected public offices a good and substantial wall on the east side of the lot in the city Iland in Al
of Albany on which the building in which the public offices are bany.
kept is erected, and to make such other necessary erections and repairs on and about said lot as to them shall appear proper, and that the treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller, shall pay the expense of such erections and repairs : And fur
ther, that the said public building shall hereafter be known by State Hall.
the name of the State Hall. 89 dolls. to be XLIV. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer of this paid to James state be and is hereby authorised to pay, upon the warrant
of the comptroller, to James Fairlié, the clerk of the supreme court residing in the city of New York, the sum of eightynine dollars and fifty four cents, being the balance due to him for monies expended by him in pursuance of the act entitled “ an act to provide for the due preservation of the records and papers in the office of the clerk of the supreme court in the city of New-York," over and above the sum by the said act appropriated
for the purposes therein mentioned. Soodolls.cach XLV. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer of this to be paid to w. p. Van state shall, on the warrant of the comptroller, pay to William Sampdorin. P. Van Ness and John Woodworth, esquires, out of any monies
in the treasury, each five hundred dollars, in full for the performance of the services required of them by the act entitled “ an act making provision for the revision of the laws of this
state," passed April 4, 1811. They are to XLVI. And be it further enacted, That the comptroller is be allowed for clerk hire hereby authorised to audit the accounts of such clerks as may
have been employed by the said William P. Van Ness and John Woodworth in copying and engrossing the ropised laws, and
Nefs and J.