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city to raise money by issue of assesspent bonds.

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and forty-seren of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and the acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, passed May twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, March seventeenth, eighteen hundred and eighty, and March twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, and to facilitate the proceedings of the commissioners appointed under said acts, the comptroller of the city of New York, in anticipation and on the faith and security of the amounts to be paid in and collected as provided in sections six and seven of chapter sixty five of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty, as amended by chapter sixty-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, is hereby authorized and required to raise on the assessment bonds of the city of New York, in the manner now provided by law,

a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. Proceeds § 2. So much of the proceeds of said bonds as shall be necessary to to be paid liquidate and cancel the expenses necessarily incurred and to be nec

essarily incurred by the commissioners appointed under the acts aforesaid in eighteen hundred and seventy-nine) shall be paid over to said commissioners, the amounts to be first certified to, taxed and adjusted by the supreme court on presentation thereto of the proper vouchers

which shall be filed, upon the entry of the order by the court, Law re

§ 3. So much of section seven of chapter sixty-five of the laws of pealed.

eighteen hundred and eighty, as amended by chapter sixty-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, as authorizes the comptroller of the city of New York to issue assessment bonds as therein provided is hereby repealed, but nothing in this act contained shall affect or modify in any other respect the aforesaid sections six and

8 4. So much of the proceeds of the said bonds herein authorized as

shall not be required to liquidate the expenses provided for in section applied.

two of this act shall be applied at the times, in the manner and for the objects specified in section eight of chapter sixty-five of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty, as amended by chapter sixty-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one. Except that no further part thereof than is herein provided shall be applied to the liquidation of the costs, charges and disbursements of the proceedings taken by the commissioners under said acts.

85. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP 878.

AN ACT in relation to the grades of streets and avenues in

that part of the city of New York between Eighty-fourth and Ninety-sixth streets, and between the Boulevard and the Riverside drive.

PASSED June 29, 1882 ; tbree-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Commis- SECTION 1. The commissioner of public works of the city of New public

York is hereby authorized, within six months from and after the passworks may age of this act, to make such changes and alterations in the existing change grade.

grades of the streets and avenues between the northerly side or line of Eighty-fourth street and the southerly line or side of Ninety-sixty street, and between the Boulevard and the Riverside drive or avenue,

to be made and

as will secure more practicable grades of said streets and avenue between the Boulevard and the Riverside drive or avenue.

$ 2. The said commissioner shall make three maps or plans, showing Maps, etc., the changes and alterations of such grades which he shall make as aforesaid, one of which shall be filed in the department of public works iled. of said city, one in the office of the register of the city and county of New York, and one in the office of the secretary of state of the state of New York, within the said period of six months, and from and after the filing thereof the said grades shall be the lawful grades of the said streets and avenues.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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AN ACT to authorize the sale or transfer of state lands in the

village of Oneida Castle.

PASSED June 29, 1882; by a two-third vote. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The commissioners of the land office are hereby author- Commisized to sell and convey to the New York, West Shore and Buffalo sioners Railway Company, a portion of the public grounds in Oneida Castle, land office known as Castle square, being a strip from the southerly side thereof, lands. excepting the part heretofore conveyed to the Oneida Castle Union Free School.

$ 2. The treasurer of the state is authorized to pay, on the warrant Proceeds, of the comptroller, the amount received for above-named strip of land how to be as follows: One-half to be paid the trustee of the Presbyterian church of. and society in Oneida Castle, for the use of said church and society to indemnify said church for the damages sustained in consequence of the removal of their church edifice from said square, and one-half to the trustees of the village of Oneida Castle, to be used by them in the improvement of the other public grounds and cemetery in said village.

S 3. The trustees of said village are hereby authorized to convey to May A. Hamilton Lamb and Daniel G. Dorrance a portion of block num

exchange ber thirty-four in said village, known as the “cemetery lot” at the north-easterly end thereof, and also a part of an unopened street, adjoining same, upon said Lamb and Dorrance conveying to the trustees of said cemetery, to be used for cemetery purposes, an equal quantity of land lying on the northerly side of said block and adjoining said cemetery.

$ 4. This act to take effect immediately.

lands.

CHAP 380.

Interest of state released.

AN ACT to release to Margaret Hall and others the right,

title and interest of the people of the state of New York in and to certain real estate in the city and county of New York, of which William Hall died seized.

PASSED June 29, 1882 ; by a two-third vote. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. All the estate, right, title and interest and properly which the people of the state may have acquired by escheat at the death of William Hall, late of Mott Haven, in the city of New York, deceased, in and to the following described lands and premises, namely: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being at Mott Haven, aforesaid, being a part of the lot known and designated by the number fourteen on

a map, entitled “Map of the village of Mott Haven, in the Manor of Morrisania, town of West Farms, county of Westchester, New York,” made by Andrew Findlay, surveyor, dated West Farms, January first, eighteen hundred and fifty and Vled in the office of the clerk of the county of Westchester, at White Plains, as a map of reference. The premises hereby conveyed being bounded and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at the south-easterly corner of said lot number fourteen on the north-westerly side of Morris avenue; thence north-easterly along said north-westerly side of said Morris avenue, thirty feet; thence north-westerly one hundred feet, more or less, tó lot number thirteen on said map, to a point distant twenty six-twelfths feet from the north corner of the lot marked Sopnar on said map; thence south-westerly to said north corner of said lot marked Soppar, twenty six-twelfths feet aforesaid ; thence south-easterly, along the north-easterly side of said lot marked Sopnar, one hundred feet, to the place of beginning, is hereby released to Margaret Walters, an only surviving child of said William Hall, and her heirs and assigns forever. Subject to the right of dower in said premises of Margaret Hall, the 'widow of said William Hall deceased, and the interest of the state in said premises, so far as the same affect such right of dower, is released to said Margaret Hall.

8 2. Nothing herein contained shall affect the right, title or interest of any person in and to said premises as heirs-at-law, legatee, devisee or grantee of said William Hall, or of any creditor by judgment, mortgage or otherwise.

S* This act shall take effect immediately.

Not to affect vested rights.

*So in original.

CHAP 881.

AN ACT amending section two of chapter four hundred and

five of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, entitled 'An act to amend sections two and ten of chapter two hundred and forty-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, entitled ' An act in relation to the election of officers in certain school districts.”

PASSED June 29, 1882. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Section two of chapter four hundred and five of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, entitled ,' An act to amend sections two and ten of chapter two hundred and forty-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, entitled An act in relation to the election of officers in certain school districts,'” is hereby amended so as to read as follows :

Section ten of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows : Act not to § 10. This act shall not apply to cities, nor to union free school dis- apply to tricts, organized under a special act of the legislature, in which the time, manner and form of the election of district officers shall be different from that prescribed for the elections of officers in common school districts organized under the general law, nor to any of the school districts in the counties of Richmond, Suffolk, Chenango, Westchester, Erie and St. Lawrence.

8 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and ninety-seven of

the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled “ An act to reorganize the fire department of the city of Albany."

PASSED June 30, 1882; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The third section of chapter one hundred and ninetyseren of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven entitled “ An act to reorganize the fire department of the city of Albany," is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

$ 3. For the extinguishment of fires in said city, the said board of Extinfire commissioners shall, from time to time, appoint from the exempt br bres,

guishment or active firemen of said city, one chief engineer and four assistant en- officers to gineers, to serve for two years, unless sooner removed for cause, and pointed, shall prescribe their duties, except as provided in section six of this etc. act; and there ehall be eight steam fire engine companies, with steam Enging fire engines, hose and apparatus complete, to be drawn by horses to compabe provided for that purpose ; said companies to be numbered respectively, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight, and to have a complement of men each, to be appointed by said board of fire commissioners as follows: One engineman, one fireman and one driver to

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be permanently employed ; and one foreman of hose and not to exceed

eight other men, to do duty when alarmed, and serve with or withont Hook and pay, as the common council shall hereafter determine. There shall

also be two hook and ladder companies, with vehicles and apparatus complete, to be drawn by horses to be provided for that purpose ; and said companies to be numbered, respectively, one and two, and to have a complement of men each, to be appointed by said board of fire commissioners, as follows, namely : One driver, and, if necessary, one tillerman, to be permanently employed, and one foreman, and not to exceed twelve other members to do duty when alarmned, and serve, with or without pay, as the common council shall hereafter determine.

The persons so to be appointed to the several posts of fire duty hereindepart

before provided, including the chief and assistant engineers, shall be known as the firemen of the city of Albany, and together with said board shall constitute the fire department of said city, and shall hold their respective places and appointments under said board during good behavior; and the said board of fire commissioners shall fix the rates of their compensation, subject to the provisions and limitations in this act contained ; and they shall not be removed by said

board of fire commissioners, except for cause and after a reasonable lucrease. opportunity to be heard in their defense. The common council may,

from time to time, by a two-third vote of all the members thereof, direct the said board of fire commissioners to increase the number of companies hereinbefore provided for; and such additional companies shall

, in all respects, be organized and maintained pursuant to the provisions of this act.

§ 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two.

CHAP 888.

Taxes legalized, etc.

AN ACT in relation to taxes in Long Island City, and to con

firm, levy and collect the same.

PASSED June 30, 1882 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. All sums heretofore and prior to the first day of June, in the year eighteen hundred and eighty, and since the month of April, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-one, imposed or charged on any real property in Long Island City as taxes, either for state, county, city or ward purposes, and which are unpaid and appear or are of record in the books kept for that purpose by said city, are hereby with interest thereon computed at the rate of three-quarters of one per cent for erery calendar month or part of a calendar month during which such taxes have been of record, prior to the passage of this act, levied and assessed on the several pieces or parcels of land on which they were heretofore assessed or charged, or appeared of record to have been so assessed or charged ; and the sums hereby severally levied shall be collected and applied for the various purposes for which they respectively by such records appear to bave been imposed or chargod, but in making this levy and tax, it is expressly providel that if, by any errors merely clerical, the amount heretofore charged on

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