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of the Chenango canal contractors,” passed the 16th April,
Passed March 30, 1837.
§ 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.
taxation of accounts of district attorneys,” passed May 11,
Passed March 30, 1837.
§ 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.
nectady to raise money for the construction of a clerk's of-
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.
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,
draining of the Great swamp, in the town of Cicero, in
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.
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.
ledgment or proof, shall be made and certified in the same
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-
§ 3. The capital stock of the said corporation shall be
§ 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
time being may appoint, and shall hold their offices for one
9 6. Samuel Swartwout, Samuel Wetmore, John R. Pe- Subscrip.