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CHAP. 124.
AN ACT in addition to an act entitled An act for the relief

of the Chenango canal contractors,passed the 16th April,
1836, and the amendment thereto, passed the 25th May,
1836.

Passed March 30, 1837.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Se-
nate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The canal board are hereby authorized and directed Further als to allow to the contractors for the construction of the Che-contractors. nango canal, not embraced in the three first lettings thereof, and who entered into contract previous to the first day of April, 1836, such further sum, not exceeding twenty per cent beyond the contract prices, as they may judge to be equitable under said contracts, in consequence of the rise of provisions, forage, labor and iron for paddle gates and hangings therefor, subsequent to the executing of said contracts, and while the same were performing : but the allowance to be made under this act, shall not in any case exceed the rate of advance on the prices for the contracts for the original lettings, which is authorized by the act of May 25, 1836.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately after its pas- Act to take sage.

CHAP. 125.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled An act to regulate the

taxation of accounts of district attorneys,passed May 11,
1835.

Passed March 30, 1837.
The People of the State of New-York, represented in Se-
nate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The “ Act to regulate the taxation of the accounts Right or apof district attorneys,” passed May 11, 1835, is hereby amend-preme court

. ed by adding thereto a section, which shall read as follows:

§ 2. Either party may, within thirty days thereafter, appeal to the rea court of judicature of this state, from such taxati,, by setying a notice thereof upon the adverse party.

CHAP. 126.
AN ACT authorizing the supervisors of the county of Sche-

nectady to raise money for the construction of a clerk's of-
fice, and for other purposes.

Passed March 30, 1837. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Se

nate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Money to be § 1. The board of supervisors of the county of Schenecraised by tady, are hereby authorized to cause to be levied and col

lected, from time to time, and in such instalments as may be deemed necessary, and in the same manner as the other public charges of the county are directed by law to be levied and collected, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, for the purpose of purchasing a site for and constructing a fire proof county clerk's office, and an apartment for the use of the surrogate of said county, or for either of those purposes, as may be deemed necessary and expedient.

$ 2. When the said clerk's office shall be completed, all books and records and public papers, belonging to such office, shall be removed thereto, and the same shall thereaf

ter be the clerk's office of the county of Schenectady. Surrogate's § 3. When the board of supervisors of said county shall

have provided an apartment for the use of the surrogate of said county, which shall be fire proof, all books, records and public papers, belonging to such surrogate's office, shall be removed thereto, and the same shall thereafter be the surrogate's office of the county of Schenectady,

Clerk's of fice.

office.

CHAP. 127.
AN ACT to alter the name af Andrew Jackson Cooke,

Passed March 30, 1837. The People of the State of New-York, represented 'in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. From and after the passage of this act, Andrew Jackson Cooke, of the town of New-Berlin, in the county of Chenango, in this state, shall be called and known by the name of Andrew Jackson Himes,

Name A.J.
Himes.

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CHAP. 128.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled An act to provide for the

draining of the Great swamp, in the town of Cicero, in
the county of Onondaga, passed January 21, 1836.

Passed March 30, 1837. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$1. It shall and may be lawful for the proprietors of the Proprietors land in the Great swamp, in the town of Cicero, in the to determine county of Onondaga, to meet at such time and place as shall raise. be notified by one or more of the said proprietors, by advertisement published in a newspaper printed in the said county, and also in the state paper, for a period not less than six weeks, and by a vote in person of those present, and by proxy of those absent, who shall in the aggregate own more than one half of the number of acres contained within the said swamp, as surveyed by John Adams, (a map of which survey is now on file in the secretary's office,*) determine whether any, and if any, what amount of money shall be raised and expended in draining said lands, over and above twenty-five per cent of the sums assessed thereon, and now called for, by the commissioners appointed under the act hereby amended.

$ 2. It shall not be lawful for the said commissioners to Duly of com. collect of the proprietors aforesaid, any further sum than the aforesaid twenty-five per cent on the sum already assessed upon the said land, until they are authorized by a vote of the proprietors, according to the provisions of the first section of this act.

missioners.

CHAP 129.
AN ACT to amend title first, chapter four, part second of the
Revised Statutes, concerning limited partnerships.

Passed March 30, 1837. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$ 1. The certificate required by the fourth section of title Certificate first of chapter four of part second of the Revised Statutes how to be of the state of New York, may be acknowledged or proved, lertged. as to the several persons signing the same, before the same persons before whom a conveyance of lands may be now or hereafter acknowledged or proved; and such acknow* This map is in the Comptroller's office.

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ledgment or proof, shall be made and certified in the same
manner as the acknowledgment or proof of the conveyances
of lands may be made or certified; and the certificate when
so made, shall have the same effect as if it were acknow-
ledged in the manner heretofore required by the law hereby
amended.

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CHAP. 130.
AN ACT to incorporate the United States insurance company

of the city of New-York.

Passed March 31, 1837. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. There shall be established in the city of New York, a marine insurance company to be called - The United States Insurance Company of the city of New-York.” The said company shall carry on their business in the city and

county of New York, and not elsewhere. Corporation

§ 2. All such persons as shall hereafter be stockholders created of the said company, are hereby declared to be a body cor

porate, by the name of “The United States Insurance Com-
pany of the city of New-York."

§ 3. The capital stock of the said corporation shall be
one million dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred
dollars each.

§ 4. The corporation hereby created shall have power and authority to make marine insurance upon vessels, goods or merchandize, freight profits, bottomry or respondentia interest, and all marine risks and inland navigation and transportation; and also to lend money on bottomry and respondentia, and their surplus capital or funds on temporary loans, until otherwise invested as herein provided by the tenth secțion of this act; and they may also cause themselves to be reinsured against any maritime risks upon the interests which they may have in any vessels, goods or merchandize, in virtue of any such contracts of insurance, or loans on bottomry or respondentia : but said corporation shall in no instance take on one risk a sum exceeding ten per cent on the amount of their capital.

$5. The stock and affairs of the said corporation shall be managed and conducted by a board of fifty directors, each of whom shall be a stockholder in said company, a citizen of the United States, and a resident within this state. They shall be elected on the fourth Monday in May in each and every year, at such time of the day and at such place in the city of New York, as the board of directors for the

Insurance.

Directors.

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time being may appoint, and shall hold their offices for one
year, and until others shall be chosen to supply their places,
and no longer, and notice of the time and place of such an-
nual election shall be published daily, for the space of one
week next preceding the same, in at least two of the public
newspapers printed in said city; and every such election
shall be held under the inspection of three or more stock-
holders in said company, not being directors, and shall be
made by ballot, by a plurality of votes of the stockholders
present, allowing one vote for every share; and stockhold-
ers not personally present may vote by proxy, such proxy
being granted directly to the person representing them in
such election.

9 6. Samuel Swartwout, Samuel Wetmore, John R. Pe- Subscrip.
ters, Paul Spofford, Henry Thomas, Thomas Tileston, Sime-stock.
on Draper, Peter Edes, John Bishop, Richard M. Law-
rence, James Bergen, Oliver H. Jones, and Benjamin Balch,
or any five of them, shall be commissioners, whose duty it
shall be, on the first Monday in May next, or on the first
Monday in April, at some suitable place in the city of New-
York, to open books to receive subscriptions to the capital
stock of said corporation; and ten days' public notice shall
given by the said commissioners of the time and place of the
opening of such books in two of the public newspapers print-
ed in said city, and ten dollars on each share subscribed
shall be paid the commissioners, or secured at the time of
making the subscription, and as soon as the same shall be
subscribed to give a like notice for a meeting of the stock-
holders to choose fifty directors. And the said commission-
ers, or any five of them, shall be inspectors of the first elec-
tion of directors of the said insurance company, and shall
certify under their hands, the names of those duly elected,
and deliver over the subscription books; and the time and
place of holding the first meeting of the directors, shall be
fixed by any five of the said commissioners; and the direc-
tors to be chosen at such meeting, or at such annual elec-
tions, shall, as soon as may be after every election, choose
out of their own body, one person to be president, and two
other persons to be vice-presidents; which president, or in
case of his death, resignation or absence, the vice-presi-
dents, or either of them, shall preside until the next annual
election thereafter, or until another president shall be cho-
sen: and in case of the death, resignation or absence of the
president, vice-presidents, or of any of the directors, such va-
cancy or vacancies may be filled for the remainder of the
year wherein they may happen, by the board of directors;
and in case of the absence of the president or vice-presi-
dents, the board of directors shall have power to appoint a
president pro tempore, who shall have and exercise such pow-
ers and functions as the by-laws of said company shall provide.

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