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sentatives of the said John Thurman shall refuse to accept sucli payment, the attorney general is hereby directed to institute such proceedings against them as he shall deem proper for the redemption of the mortgage.

II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful to set off Certain quit rents to be the amount of the quit rents, which may he due and owing from set off. the estate of the said John Thurman to the people of this state,

against so much of the principal and interest due and owing upon the said mortgage, either on an amicable settlement by the comptroller with the legal representatives of the said John Thurman, or in any suit which the attorney-general may institute for the

redemption of the said mortgage. Oertain mo H. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the mies on bonds comptroller to remit to the persons who have purchased, or hold gagas to be any part of the mortgaged premises, under a title derived from the remiturl and on wat ac

people of this state, in consequence of the attainder of the said count. John Weatherhead, so much of the money due and owing upon

the bonds and mortgages, given for the securing the purchase money, with interest, as he shall deem equitable on account of the rent and costs, which may have been recovered against them, or to which they may have been subjected, in consequence of suits or actions brought either by the said John Thuman ia his

life time, or by his legal representatives since his death. Residue how IV. And be it further enacteil, That the residue of the money payable,

due to the people of this state, from the persons aforesaid, shall be divided into four equal instaliments, the first to become due on the first day of January next, with interest at the rate of six per cent per aunum.

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Note.- John Weatherhead was attainted of adhering to the enemy by an act of Oct. 22d, 1779, sess. 3. ch. 25, ride Gr. vol. 1. 26, and thereby his estate became forfeited to this state.]

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An ACTauthorising the administrators of Thomas Bell, deceased, to convey the lands therein mentioned.

Passed April 15, 1814. WHEREAS Mary Bell, widow and administratrix, and Philip L. Herder, administrator of Thomas Bell, late of the town of Herkimer, in the county of Herkimer, deceased, and George 1. Hills of the same place, have by their joint petition presented to the legislature, set forth, that the said Thomas Bell, deceased, during his life-time, in and by a certain bond or writing, obliga. tory, bearing date the fourth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, did under his hand and seal bind himsell, his heirs, executors and administrators, joinily and severally to the said George I. Hills, his certain attorney, executors, administrators and assigns, in the penal sun of three hundred and sixty doll. ars, which suid bond or writing, obligatory, was conditionell as follows: That whereas the said Thomas Bell (now deceased) hid

On that day agreed to sell, convey and assure to the said George ). Hills, all that certain piece or parcel of laod situate, lying and being in the town and county of Herkimer, on the west side of the west Canada creek; being a certain lot of woodland, contain. ing by estimation, from twelve to twenty acres of land, bounded on the north by Bayard's patent, so callerl, belonging to the heirs of the Widow Lawrence; on the east by John Hill's land; on the south by George L. Herder’s !and, being part of the same lot; and on the west by George L. Herder's land; and, that in consideration of the said agreement, the said George I. Hills did, on on that day, pay to the said Thomas Bell, deceased, the sum of two hundred dollars, the receipt whereof was in and by the condition of the said bond acknowledged: And further, That the said land should, as soon as might be, be surveyed, and that the said George I. Hills should pay to the said Thomas Bell for the same, at and after the rate of twelve dollars for each and every acre thereof, and did further in and by the condition to the said bond, as aforesaid, agree, for himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, to make, execute and deliver, to the said George, his heirs, or assigns, a good and sufficient warranty deed of the premises aforesaid, on or before the first day of September, then next, and that if the said land after being surveyed and measured, as aforesaid, should at the rate per acre, as aforesaid, exceed the sum of two hundred dollars, received by the said Thomas, as aforesaid, that then the said George I. should pay to the said Thomas the amnunt of the said excess : That the said land on being surveyed and measured, as aforesaid, did not at the rate per acre, as aloresaid, amount to the said sum of two hundred dollars; and, that the said Thomas Bell died without lawful issue, and that they are desirous, that the condition of the said bond should be fulfilled, and that the agreements therein contained should be carried into effect : Wherefore,

BE it enacted by the People of the state of New York, reprc- Administrito sented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful tors of T..

" Bell to con for the said Mary Bell, administratrix, and Philip L. Herder, ad- vey to G. ministrator of the said Thomas Bell, deceased, to grant, convey jus cercaja and assure by deed of warranty to the said George I. Hills, his heirs and assigns, the said premises above described according to the true intent and meaning, teaor and effect of the condition of the bond or writing obligatory, aforesaid, at any time before the first day of September next, and that the said deed so as aforesaid to be made and delivered to the said George I. Hills shall have the same force and effect as though the same had been made, ex. Effect of ecuted arid delivered to the said George I. Hills by the said Tho-conveyanet. mas Bell and Mary his wife, on the first day of September, one thousand eight hundred and twelve: Provided always, That such Provisor conveyance shall not conclude the heirs of the said Thomas Bell, deceased, unless the chancellor of this state shall endorse on the same, a certificate that he is satisfied with the form of such conveyance, and that the same so made was necessary to fulfil

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an existing and valid contract, entered into by the said Thomas

Beit in his life-time. [Note. This act requires no remark.]

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An ACT concerning the valuation of real property in the

county of Sullivan, and for other purposes ; and to amend the act for the assessment and collection of taxes.

Passed April 15, 1814. Supervisors 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, repre: of Sullivan

mine sented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for, certain as ane it is hereby made the duty of the board of supervisors of the counand correct ty of Sullivan, at their next annual meeting, to examine the asabe san.e.

sessment rolls of the several towns in said county, made pursuant to the act, entitled “ an act for the assessment and collection of taxes," passed April 5th 1813, and to make such alterations in the valuations of real estates in the said county, as to produce, as nearly as possible, a just relation between all the valuations of real estates in the said county; and such valuations, when so revised and altered by the said board of supervisors, shall not thereafter be varied, but shall be considered as the true valuations of real estates in the several towns in the said county, except where the value of any shall be increased by the erection of houses, or by any other improvements, or where the value of any may be de

creased by the destruction of any erections. 1500 dollars

II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawsul for the said to be raised bo

board o supervisors, and they are hereby authorised and empow. by tax for completing

ered to levy and raise by tax, on the freeholders and inhabitants cuare house of the said county of Sullivan, a sum not exceeding one thousand and gaol.

five hundred dollars, together with treasurer's and collector's fees, in addition to the sum already allowed to be raised, for the purpose of completing the court-house and gaol of said county : which sum so to be raised and levied, shall be paid over by the treasurer to such persons, and accounted for, in such anner, as the said board of supervisors shall order and direct.

1II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Comptrolter's du.y. in comptroller of this state to transmit the printed lists or statelists olunds ments of lands to be sold for arrears of taxes to the several county

reasurers in this state, whenever and as often as the lands shall be liable to be sold, and the lists or statements be prepared ; and the county treasurers, respectively, sball within one week after receiving such printed lists or statements, transmit those intended for the town clerk's offices to the town clerks of the several towns in their respective counties, and the expenses which may be incurred by the county treasurers in the transmission of the lists, a aforesaid, shall be audited and allowed by the boards of supervisors of the counties, respectively.

to be sold ior taxes.

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IV. And be it further enacted, That the proof of the publication Proof of

publication of the notice for the sale of lands for arrears of taxes, may be of notice. made before any officer in this state, authorised to administer oaths, and the proofs already made of the publication of former notices, although not made before the mayor or recorder of any city, or before any judge or justice of the peace in this state, if made before any other officer in this state, authorised to administer oaths, shall be deemed sufficient proof of the publication.

V. And be it further enacted, That when any person applies at Person apo the comptroller's office, to ascertain the amount of taxes due on plying to

ascertain any lands, the person so applying, shall, if the comptroller require taxes, to give

a list of it, furnish a list and specification of such lands.

lands, &c. VI. And be it further enacted, That such of the returns of ar. Certail re. rears of taxes, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thir- turus. Iar

rears of taxes teen, made to the comptroller's office, as have been certified by declared vam the county treasurers, to be true transcripts from the original as. sessment rolls, although not sworn to be such by the collectors, shall be deemed valid.

VII. And be it further enacted, That hereafter it shall be the Duty of duty of the county treasurers, respectively, to compare the re-enten te turns of the arrears of taxes due on the lands of non-residents, made to them by the collectors, with the entries of such arrears of taxes in the original assessment rolls, and if necessary, to correct the same, and when so corrected, to certify the same to be true transcripts from the said assessment rolls; and, that it shall no

Jonger be the duty of the collectors to compare their said returns . with the entries thereof in the assessment rolls, except in the absence of the county treasurer, when it shall be their duty to compare them, and make oath thereto, before any justice of the peace of the county.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That the third section of the A certain act, entitled “ an act for the assessment and collection of taxes," section re.

pealed as to passed the 5th day of April, 1813, be, and the same hereby is re- Suffolk, pealed, so far as it respects the county of Suffolk.

* Note:- The act for the assessment and collection of taxes is in V. N. & W. vol. 2. 509.- The present act makes various improvements in the former one, and the third section, page 510, is, as to Suffolk county repealed.]

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An ACT for the relief of the heirs and representatives of Abraham Van Vleck, deceased.

Passed April 15, 1814. WHEREAS Hilitye Van Vleck, widow of Abraham Van Recital Vleck, Barent Van Vleck, Henry Van Vleck, and Lucas I. Van Alen, administrators of the estate of the said Abraham Van Vleck, deceased, have represented to the legislature, that the said Abraham Van Vleck died seised of real estate, situate in the town of Kinderhook, in the county of Columbia, and of a small

farm in the town of Windham, in the county of Greene: That the said Abraham Van Vleck died intestate, leaving seven chil. dren, all infants, under the age of twenty-one years : That of the land situate in the town of Kinderhook, the said Abraham was seised of one equal undivided moiety, as tenant in common with the infant devisees of Isaac A. Van Vleck, deceased, who by his last will and testament empowered his executors to sell the same: That there now is no one capable to improve the said estate to advantage: That it will greatly depreciate in value, on account of the repairs which will be required for the buildings and fences : That the estate will command a larger price is sold together, which the executors of Isaac A. Van Vleck are willing and anxious to do: That the money arising from the sale there of, when put out at interest will afford a comfortable subsistence for

the widow and children: Therefore, H.Yan Vleck I. BE it enacted by the People of the state of New York, repreand L.I. Van Alen to sell sented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful certain real for Henry Van Vleck and Lucas I. Van Alen, of Kinderhook, in estate

the county of Columbia who are hereby appointed trustees for that purpose, to sell all the real estate whereof the said Abraham Van Vleck died seised, situate as well in the town of Kinderhook, aforesaid, as that in the town of Windham, aforesaid, or either, at public or private sales, on the best terms they can, and to make and execute a good and sufficient deed or deeds of conveyance for the same, or any part thereof to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, and to his, her, or their heirs or assigns forever, free from any claim of dower or other demand of the said Hilitye Van Vleck or

her said infant children. How to ap: II. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall cause Pły proceeas. one third of the proceeds of the said sale, aster deducting their

reasonable costs and charges, to be put at interest on good and

sufficient security, or vested and placed in and upon some good To suffer the productive fund or stock of a permanent nature, and shall permit

here and suffer the said Hilitye Van Vleck, widow of the said Abra interest and ham Van Vleck, deceased, to receive the interest and income lieu of her thereof, and pay over such parts of the same as shall come to doner, &

their hands to her during the time of her natural life, in lieu of her dower, or right of dower, of and in the said lands and real estate so to be sold, as aforesaid, and upon her decease the princi. pal money to be divided and paid unto and among the heirs of the said Abraham Van Vleck, deceased, or their respective guardians, executors, administrators, or assigns, in such shares and portions as the said heirs are now entitled unto, and interest

ed in the said lands and real estate so to be sold. Begidag how III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall distributed. distribute, divide and pay, the remaining two third parts of the

money and proceeds to be made by such sale, after deducting their reasonable costs and charges unto and among the heirs of the said Abraham Van Vleck, deceased, or the respective guardians of such of them as shall be under age according to their respective estates, and interest in the said lands and real estate so to be sold, their portions of the movies, respectively.

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