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and speaker of the assembly, and to each member of the senate and assembly, and to the officers of both houses, and to the clergy who have attended as chaplains, the like compensation for their services during the present meeting of the legislature, and for each day's travel, as was allowed by law at the last session.

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CHAP. III.
An ACT relative lo the Court of Common Pleas in the county of

Orange, and Court of General Sessions of the Peace in the
county of St. Lawrence.

Passed November 10, 1812. Com. pleas I. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, re

presented in Senate and Assembly, That all writs and process issued out of the court of common pleas for the county of Orange, and made returnable in the said court on the first Tuesday in September last, shall be and hereby are declared (with all the proceedings had thereon) as valid and beneficial to the parties interested therein as if they had been made returnable in said court on the first Monday in September last, which, by an act passed at the last session of the legislature,

became the return day of said court. Gen. seffions II. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act entiSt. Lawrence,

tled “ an act to erect a part of this state into a county by the name of the county of St. Lawrence,” passed March 3d, 1803, as directs a court of general session of the peace to be held in the said county of St. Lawrence on the first Tuesday of June, is hereby repealed; and that there shall be held in the said county of St. Lawrence, a court of general session of the peace on the second Tuesday in January in each year.

CHAP. IV.
An ACT to alter the Times of holding the Courts of Common
Pleas in Putnam county, and for other purposes.

Passed November 10, 1812.. I. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the passing of this act, the term of the court of common pleas held on the second Tuesday in April, shall commence and be held on the first Tuesday of February, and shall continue until the Saturday thereafter inclusive, if necessary ; and further, that there shall be held in and for the said county of Putnam, one additional term of the said court of common pleas, making three distinct and separate terms of said court in every year; which additional term of said court shall commence and be holden on the first Tuesday in June, and shall continue, if ntcessary, until the Saturday thereafter inclusive. And further, that all process which shall or may have been issued out of said court, tested of October term, and made returnable on the second Tuesday in April following, shall be returned on the first Tuesday in February, and such return shall be valid against

all persons therein concerned, any law to the contrary thereof notwithstanding.

II. And be it further enacted, That a court of general ses. sions of the peace shall be held in the said county at each and every term of the said courts of common pleas.

III. And be it further enacted, That all that part of the second section of the act, entitled “ an act to divide the county of Dutchess," which this act otherwise directs and provides for, shall be and the same is hereby repealed.

CHAP. V.
An ACT for the Relief of Elizabeth Hamilton,

Passed November 10, 1812. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, repre. sented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be lawful for the commissioners of the land-office, and they are hereby required to grant by letters patent to Elizabeth Hamilton, and to her heirs and assigns, the like number of acres of land which have been granted to officers of the grade of lieutenant-colonel in the line of the state in the army of the United States, during the re. volutionary war, in the tract set apart for the use of the troops of this state in the army of the United States, as a compensa. tion for the services of the late Alexander Hamilton.

| CHAP. VI. An ACT authorising the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the city of Schenectady to sell certain Lands therein mentioned.

Passed November 10, 1812. WHEREAS a petition from the mayor, aldermen and com. monalty of the city of Schenectady, under their corporate seal, hath been presented to this legislature for leave to dispose of three thousand two hundred acres of their common lands, to be selected from the gores and remnants, the corners and gussets, the detached and irregular pieces lying in the patent of Schenectady, and belonging to said corporation : Therefore,

BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be law. ful for the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of Schenectady aforesaid to convey the said three thousand two hundred acres of the common lands belonging to the said corporation for the purposes set forth in their said petition, any thing in the acts of the legislature of this state heretofore pas3ed to the contrary notwithstanding.

CHAP. VII.
An ACT to alter the Time of holding the January Terms of the

Courts of Common Pleas and General Sessions of the Peace
in and for the counties of Otsego and Schenectady, and for
other purposes.

Passed November 11, 1812. I. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, re- Orrego Jan. presented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the ter

terın altered to February

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passing of this act the January term of the courts of common pleas and general sessions of the peace in and for the county of Otsego, shall be held on the second Tuesday of February in every year, at the court house in said county, and shall be called

the February term of said courts. Schenectady II. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passJan. term altered to Dec. ing of this act, the January term of the courts of common pleas

and general sessions of the peace in and for the county of Schenectady shall be held on the last Tuesday of December in every year, at the court house in said county, and shall be call

ed the December term of said courts. Writs how to III. And be it further enacted, That all writs, process, and turnable in other proceedings, made or to be made returnable, and all Ouego,

persons held or to be held to appear before the judges and assistant justices of the said courts, at the court house in said county of Otsego on any day of the term which if this act had not been passed would be called January term next, shall be deemed and taken to be made returnable and held to appear before the judges and assistant justices of the said courts, at the court house in said county, on the second Tuesday of February next: And further, that the said courts of common pleas and general sessions of the peace, and all suits and matters therein depending or being, shall be deemed and taken to be continued from the last October and June terms of the said courts respectively, unto the said second Tuesday of February next, at the court house in said county, with the like effect to all intents and purposes whatsoever, as the same would have been continued to the second Tuesday of January next, at the court house in

said county, if this act had not been passed. In Schenec IV. And be it further enacted, That the preceding section

shall in all respects be applicable to the courts of common pleas and general sessions of the peace in and for the county of Sche. nectady; and that all writs, process and proceedings now or hereafter made returnable in the county of Schenectady on the second Tuesday of January next, shall be deemed and taken to be made returnable on the last Tuesday of December next, and the proceeding in said county be continued to the said last Tuesday of December next, instead of the second Tuesday of January next.

V. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for his Vacancy in 12th congress excellency the governor to order by proclamation the election

of a representative in the house of representatives of the United States, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Robert Le Roy Livingston, one of the representatives of the district composed of the counties of Washington, Rensselaer and Columbia, to be held on the third Tuesday of December next, and the two next succeeding days, any thing in the act passed the 24th day of March, 1801, to the contrary notwithstanding.

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CHAP. VIII.
An ACT for the Pardon of Mary Cool.

Passed January 20, 1813. WAEREAS Mary Cool was on the twentieth day of Novem. ber last, at a court of oyer and terminer and gaol delivery held

in and for the county of Ulster, convicted of the murder of her infant bastard child, and was accordingly sentenced to be executed on the twenty-ninth day of January instant : And whereas serious doubts are entertained with respect to the sufficiency of the evidence upon which the said Mary Cool was so convicted : Therefore,

BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, repre. sented in Senate and Assembly, That the said Mary Cool, of and from the felony and conviction aforesaid, and all execution and forfeiture thereon, be and is hereby fully and absolutely pardoned and discharged.

CHAP. IX. An ACT to explain and amend the act, entitled an act relative to the Village of Ballston Spa."

Passed January 27, 1813. BE it enacted and declared by the people of the state of NewYork, represented in Senate and Assembly, That nothing in the act entitled “ an act relative to the village of Ballston Spa," shall be so construed as to enable the corporation thereby created in any wise to limit, obstruct or hinder the free and common use, for transportation or otherwise, of the mineral waters in the said village : Provided, That from the first day of July to the first day of November in each year, the waters to be taken from the Springs shall be taken between an half an hour after sunset, and an half an hour before sunrise.

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CHAP. X.
An ACT dividing the Town of Russell.

Passed January 27, 1813. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, repre. Town of Rese sented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the passing of this act, all that part of the town of Russell, in the county of St. Lawrence, which on the map of this state is known and distinguished by the townships of the names of Hammond, Somerville and Kilkenny, shall be and hereby is erected into a separate town by the name of Rossie; and that the first town meeting shall be held at the dwelling house of Reuben Streater, in said town; and that all the remaining part of the said town of Russell shall be and remain a separate town by the name of Russell.

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CHAP. XI. An ACT for the Sale of the Real Estate of Henry Sleght, late of Kingston, in Ulster county.

Passed January 27, 1513. WHEREAS it appears by the petition of Henry B. Sleght and others, that the personal estate of Henry Sleglxt, late of

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Kingston, in Ulster county, is not sufficient for the payment of his debts and legacies, and that certain legacies in his will are charged on his real estate : And whereas it also appears that there are more than fifty persons interested in the said real estate of the said Henry, several of whom are minors, some femes covert, and residing in different parts of this state, so that a payment of the debts and legacies cannot be had at law or in equity without very great expense, trouble and inconven

ience : Therefore, Power to sell I. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, of comane represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be

lawful for Peter M. Groen and Henry B. Sleght, surviving cxecutors of the last will and testament of Henry Sleght, esquire, late of Kingston, in the county of Ulster, deceased, and John Sudam, a creditor of said Henry, or any two of them, to expose to sale all the real estate of which the said Henry died seised in the counties of Ulster and Delaware, first giving six weeks notice of the samne in two of the public newspapers printed in the said county of Ulster, of the time and place of said sale ; and upon the sale of the same, to execute to the

purchaser or purchasers decds in fee for the same. Moncy how II. And be it further enacted, That after the said sale, the disposed of.

monies arising therefrom shall be deposited with the surrogate of the said county of Ulster, by the said Peter M. Groen, Henry B. Sleght and John Sudam, or any two of them, to be applied to the payment of the debts of the said Henry, the legacies charged in his will, and the residue to be applied as in and by his last will and testament directed and appointed.

CHAP. XII.
An ACT altering the Route of the Road from the Falls on the
Genesee River to Lewistown.

Passed January 27, 1813.
I. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York,
represented in Senaic and Assembly, That the commissioners
of highways of the town of Northampton, in the county of
Genesee, be and they are hereby authorised and required to
alter that part of the road leading through the county of Gene.
see, from the termination of the road from Salina to or near the
falls on the Genesee river, to Lewistown, on Niagara river,
which has lately been laid out by the cominissioners of high-
ways of the said town of Northampton, by virtue of an act of
the legislature, entitled "an act altering the route of a road
therein mentioned, and for other purposes," passed June 15th,
- 1812, as follows; beginning at the northeast corner of lot num-
ber.ten of the village of Rochester, in the town of Northampton,
being forty-six rods froin Buffalo-street, and from the centre
of lor number one hundred and thirty-one in said village and
running from thence to the first angle in the road lately laid
out by Francis Brown, under the authority of the sail commis-
sioners, and by virtue of the said recited act, and intersecting
the said road near the dwelling house of the said Francis
Brown.

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