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CHAP. CCIX. An ACT establishing the line between the towns of Stamford and Roxbury, in the county of Delaware.
Passed April 15, 1814. BE it enacted by the People of the state of New York, repreThe division Une biween sented in Senate und Assembly, That from and after the passing of Stanhord and this act, the line run by Philip Walker, jun. about the year one tablished." thousand eight hundred and one, from the eight mile tree in the
division line between lots number forty and forty-one in the Hardenbergh patent, to the high peak of mountain, near the head of Rose's brook, shall be and remain the division line between the towns of Stamford and Roxbury, in the county of Delaware.
Roxbu y es
Note. For the former bounds of Roxbury and Stamford, see V. N. & W. v. 2, 61.3
Passed April 15, 1814. Fecial
WHEREAS Abner Wilson, surviving administrator of the es. tate of his brother, Abijah Wilson, late of Hamburgh, in the county of Niagara, deceased, bath, by his petition presented to the legislature, set forth, that the said Ahijah, in his life-time, viz. on or about the first day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve, entered into a contract with one Robert Porter, Esquire, for the sale of a certain farm of land, of which he died seised, situate in the county of Steuben, and distinguished as lot No. 39, in township No. 6, in the third range of townships in the said county of Steuben, containing one hundred and sixty acres of land ; by which contract, the said Robert was to pay to the said Abijah, one thousand dollars in one year from the date of the said contract, and on the payment of which the said Abijah covenanted to execute and deliver to the said Robert a good and sufficient warrantee deed for the said lot of Jand: And whereas, The said Abijah, in his life-time, purchased the assignment of a contract for two hundred acres of land, in the town of Hamburgh, in the said county of Niagara, on which said contract one instalment will become due on or about the twentieth day of April, eighteen hundred and fourteen, and which said contract will become forfeited unless the said instalment should be then paid: And whereas, It appears that the said Abner, surviving administrator as aloresaid, has not sufficient assets for the payment of the instalments whieh will become due as aforesaid, and to enable him to comply with said contract:
Therefore, A.Wilson. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the state of Nen-York, repre
"sented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful
for the said Abner, surviving administrator as aforesaid, to exe-convey cert cute and deliver to the said Robert, a good and sufficient warran- tain land. tee deed, according to the tenor and effect of the said contract, the said described lot of land, situate in the said county of Steuben, on the full payment of the consideration money therein mentioned : Provided however, That the said conveyance shall not provide affect any right of dower which the widow and relict of the said Abijah may have, in and to the said premises.
II. And be it further enacted, That the said Abner, surviving A. Wilson administrator, as aforesaid, shall, before he enters upon the exe- to give e cution of this act, give a bond, with two sufficient sureties, to the surrogate of the county of Niagara, in the penal sum of two thou, sand dollars, conditioned for the faithful appropriation of the money to be received from the said Robert, according to the true in, tent and meaning of this act.
[Note.—This act requires no remark.]
An ACT to annex part of the town of Greenland, in the coun.
ty of Greene, to the town of Saugerties, in the county of Ul. ster.
Passed April 15, 1814. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represent
Part of ed in Senate and Assembly, That all that part of the town o: Greenland Greenland, in the county of Greene, lying to the eastward of a szinened to certain line beginning in the south bounds of said town of Greenland eighty chains, south eighty degrees west from the southeast corner thereof, and to run from thence north twenty-four degrees east to the Caderskill, thence down the same to the east bounds of said town, be annexed to, and from and after the passing of this act, shall form a part of the town of Saugerties, in the coun
Residue of ty of Ulster; and that the remaining part of said town of Green-Greenland
ebanged to land shall be a town by the name of Hunter.
Note. For the former bounds of Saugerties, see V. N. & W. v. 2. 58.-Greenland was erected as a town, January 27, 1813, from a part of Windham, see V. N. & W. v. 2. 120, 121.)
An ACT for the relief of the infant heirs of Andren Cole,
Passed April 15, 1814. WHEREAS it is represented to the Legislature, that Andrew Cole died about two years since, seised of about one hundred Recital. acres of land in the town of Hosack, which land is almost destitute of wood and timber, and is subject to an annual rent of
Wood and J. Se
twenty bushels of wheat to an hundred acres, and at the time of his decease left seven infant heirs, to wit, Anny Cole, Phebe Colo, Andrew Cole, Siade Cole, Rebecca Cole, Milly Cole and Anna Cole, the youngest of which is four, and the eldest sixteen years old; and that from the amount of rent, scarcity of wood and timber on the said premises, and the expense and difficulty of pro curing proper persons to cultivate and manage the same, that it is for the interest of the said heirs that the same may be sold, and that the amount of the consideration might be vested in such manner as to afford a more certain and larger fund for the support and education oi the intants, than can be obtained from said
. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, repreJ. Slade, G.
sented in Senate and Assembly, That Joseph Slade, Gardner Eldred, au. thorised to Wood and James Eldred, guardians to the said infant heirs, are sell and con. hereby authorised to sell and convey, for the best price they can vey eertain
obtain, all the estate and interest whereof the said Andrew Cole died seised in the said land, which conveyance shall be effectual
. to vest the title of the same in the purchaser or purchasers thereProxiso.
of: Provided, That no such sale shall be made, or conveyance executed, for any such lands by virtue thereof, until the appro bation of the Chancellor of this state shall be obtained to the same, and until the said Joseph Slade, Gardner Wood and James
Eldred, shall have executed a bond to the said infants, in such given. sums as the Chancellor shall require, with sufficient sureties, to
be approved of by him, well and faithfully to account to the said infants, their heirs, executors or administrators, or any person or persons legally authorised to require the same, for the monies which they may receive in payment for the said land, and to appropriate the same under the order and by the direction of the said Chancellor,
Bond to be
[Note. This act requires no remark.]
An ACT for the relief of the town of Dansville, in the coun
ty of Steubena
Passed April 15, 1814, Certain poor I, BE it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, repremonies to be sented in Senate and Assembly, 'I'hat the overseers of the poor divided.
of the towns of Bath, Dangville, Canisteo, Howard and Conbocten, ir, the county of Steuben, shall meet at the house of Howell Bull, in Bath, on the first Tuesday in May next, at four o'clock in the afternoon of the same day, and that a majority of the overseers of the poor so met, shall divide the monies and poor belonging to the said towns respectively, as contemplated by the act, entitled “an act for dividing the towns of Bath and Dansville, and erecting two new towns in the county of Steuben, by the name of Conhocton and Howard," passed the eighteenth day
of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and each of the said towns respectively shall forever thereafter maintain their own poor.
II. And be it further enacted, That should any of the said Penalty on overseers of the poor refuse or neglect to comply with such dis- of the poort tribution made as aforesaid, such overseer or overseers shall for neglecting to
comply with feit and pay to the overseers of the poor of such town as shall be distribution. injured by such neglect or refusal, twenty-five dollars for every month they shall so peglect or refuse, to be sued for and recovered by and in the name of the said overseers of the poor, by action of debt in any court having cognizance thereof, with costs of suit.
Ill. And be it further enacted, That the said overseers of the certain er. poor of the said several towns, at their meeting as aforesaid, or a penses to be majority of those who may meet, shall ascertain what sums of
r ascertained. money may have been necessarily expended since the thirtyfirst day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, and until the first Tuesday in May next, by the overseers of the poor of the town of Dansville, in the maintenance of such of the poor of said town as may, by such division as shall be made by virtue What each of this act, belong to any other town; and having so ascertained town is to the same, shall direct what towns, and how much each town shall pas pay of the said sum, with the interest from the time of the expenditures; which sum or sums the said overseers of the poor of such town or towns as may be tbus indebted, shall pay to the said overseers of the poor of the town of Dansville, and iu default whereof, due notice having been given, the said overseers of the poor of the town of Dansville may, by action of debt, sue for and recover from the overseers of the poor so in default, such sum or sums as they may be entitled to as aforesaid, with costs of suit.
[Note.-The act referred to in the first section, is sess. 35. ch. 186. The last sec. tion of that act not having been carried into effect, rendered the provision in the first section of this act necessary.]
An ACT for the preservation of the fishery in Salmon river.
Passed April 15, 1814. WHEREAS it has been represented, that by reason of per- Recital. sons fisbing near the mouth of Salmon river, in the county of Oneida, upon a bar therein, the salmon are diverted from their course up the said river, to the great injury of the fishery therein: Therefore, BE it enacted by the people of the State of New-York, repre
Certain resented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall not be lawful for "trictions as any person to draw any seine, set any net, inake any weir, or use to the fishery
in part of any spear or other contrivance whatever, for the purpose of tak- Saimon river ing salmon in Salmou river, below the west line of lot number fifty, on the Selkirk tract, and every person offending therein
shall for every such offence forfeit twenty dollars, and for each and every fish which he shall or may take, such person shall for. seit the additional sum of five dollars to be recovered with costs of suit, in any court having cognizance thereof, the one half of which forfeitures, when recovered, shall be paid to the prosecu. tor, and the other half to the overseers of the highways of the town where such recovery shall be had, to be applied to the repairing of the roads in said town.
[Note. See Note to chapter 146.]
An ACT for opening and making a Road from the town of
Jay, to intersect the road from Hopkinton to Northwest-
Passed April 15, 1814. 1. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New York, repreCamm'rs. Por sented in Senate and Assembly, That Reuben Sandforil, Charles opening a certain road, Owen and James Mcintyre, be and they are hereby appointed
commissioners for laying out, opening and improving a road, from or near the dwelling-house of Charles Owen, in the town of Jay, in the most convenient and practicable route, to or near the dwelling-house of Malcom Mc Martin, in the town of Peene, who
shall before they enter upon the duties of their appointment, exeTo give bond cute a bond to the people of this state in the sum of four thousand
dollars, with sureties to be approved of by the Comptroller, conditioned for the faithful expenditure of all money which shall come into their hands pursuant to this act, according to the true intent and meaning thereof, and to account with the Comptroller for the expenditure, whenever thereto required; wbich bond shall
be filed in the Comptroller's office. 2000 dollars II. And be it further enacted, That for the purpose of laying appropriated
4 out, opening and making of the said road, the sum of two thousand dollars be appropriated; and the commissioners of the land office shall without delay sell, in such manner and for such price as they may deem proper, so much of the lands belonging to the people of this state in the Eastern district, as will be sufficient to satisfy the said appropriation, which, when received into the treasury of this state, shall be paid on the warrant of the Comptroller to the order of the said commissioners, or a majority of them.
III. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners Compensa. tion to the shall be entitled to two dollars a day, and no more, for their sercomm'rs.
vices and expenses whilst necessarily engaged in the duties of their appointment.
Note. T'he Elba Iron Furnace is situate in Keene, and this road is of importance in facilitating the transportation of iron, &cand promoting the settlement of the country.]