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purchasing oleometers, in pursuance of an act of the legislature, passed May 25th, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately on the pas- Act to take

effect.

sage thereof.

CHAP. 10. AN ACT to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the town of Johnstown, in the county of Montgomery.

Passed January 26, 1837. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. If the collector of taxes for the town of Johnstown Time exshall renew his security, to the satisfaction of the supervi- tended. sor of said town, the time for the collection of taxes therein is extended to the first day of March next.

§ 2. This act shall take effect from the passage thereof. Act to take

CHAP. 11. AN ACT to amend "An act to provide for the construction of a rail-road from Auburn to Rochester," passed May 13, 1836,

Passed January 26, 1837. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. Whenever one million and twenty-five thousand dol- Company lars of the capital stock of the corporation created by the organizede “Act to provide for the construction of a rail-road from Auburn to Rochester,” shall have been subscribed, the commissioners in the said act named are authorized to cause the said company to be organized, by the election of directors, in the manner prescribed in the said act.

§ 2. All the duties and powers resting in the commission- Directors. ers, named in the said act, are transferred to the directors to be chosen as aforesaid, § 3. The said corporation may charge and receive at the

Transporta rate of four cents per mile for the transportation of any pas- tion of pas. senger and his ordinary baggage.

4. This act shall take effect immediately after the pas- Act to take

effect.

sage thereof.

United
States IDails.

CHAP. 12.
AN ACT to authorize the Utica and Schenectady rail-road
company to convey the mails of the United States.

Passed January 27, 1837.
The People of the State of New-York, represented in Se-
nate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$1. It shall be lawful for the Utica and Schenectady rail-road company, and it shall be the duty of said company, when applied to by the post-master-general to convey the mails of the United States on the said road; and in case they shall not agree with him as to the rate of compensation therefor, and as to the time, manner, and condition of carrying the same, it shall be lawful for the governor of this state to appoint three commissioners, who, or a majority of them, after fifteen days' notice in writing to said company, shall determine and fix the prices, terms, and conditions aforesaid.

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CHAP. 13.
AN ACT for the relief of Ebenezer Murdock.

Passed January 28, 1837.
The People of the State of New-York, represented in Se-

nate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Money to be

$ 1. The treasurer shall pay, on the warrant of the comp-
paid to E.
Murduck troller, to Ebenezer Murdock, five thousand dollars, and in-

terest thereon since the first day of April, eighteen hundred
and thirty-six; it being the amount purchased by said Mur-
dock, in a bond held by the state against Nathaniel Leonard,
of Lewiston, and belonging to the property and effects of
the Niagara bank, sold at auction on the tenth day of Sep-
tember last. The treasurer shall also pay, on the warrant
of the comptroller, to said Murdock, five hundred and thir-
ty-four dollars and thirty-nine cents, credited to the bank of
Niagara, on the comptroller's book, on the first day of April,
eighteen hundred and thirty-six; which was purchased at
auction by said Murdock, on the tenth day of September
last.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately on the passage
thercof.

Act to take effect.

CHAP. 14. AN ACT extending the time for the collection of taxes in the town of Sand-Lake, in the county of Rensselaer.

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

§ 1. If the collector of taxes of the town of Sand-Lake Time exshall renew his security in such manner as the supervisor of tended said town shall reasonably require, the time for collecting and making returns of taxes of said town, shall be extended to the first day of March next.

§ 2. This law shall take effect from the passage thereof. Act to take

CHAP 15.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled An act authorizing the

appointment of a supreme court commissioner in the town
of Painted-Post, in the county of Steuben," passed April
20, 1836.

Passed February 1, 1837. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The first section of the act authorizing the appoint- First section ment of a supreme court commissioner in the town of Paint-amended. ed-Post, in the county of Steuben, is hereby amended so that it shall read as follows :

1. There shall be appointed, in the manner now prescribed by law, a supreme court commissioner in the county of Steuben, who shall reside in the town of PaintedPost in said county, and who shall possess the powers of a supreme court commissioner as defined and limited in the second article of the second title of the third chapter of the third part of the Revised Statutes.

§ 2. The said act shall be further amended, by inserting New section after the said first section, as above amended, an additional to be added. section in the words following:

$ 2. The commissioner appointed, or authorized to be appointed by the first section of this act, is hereby empowered and authorized to perform all the duties, and execute every act, power and trust, which the first judge of the county courts, of the degree of counsellor in the supreme court, may or could perform and execute out of court, relating to such courts, according to law and the rules and practice thereof.

Seventeenth ward.

CHAP 16.'
AN ACT to divide the eleventh ward of the city of New-

York into two wards.

Passed February 1, 1837. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. All that part of the present eleventh ward of the city of New-York, which lies northwesterly of a line drawn from Fourteenth-street through the centre of Avenue B, to Houston-street; thence across Houston-street to the centre of Clinton-street; and thence through the centre of Clinton-street to Rivington-street, is hereby constituted and declared to be an additional and separate ward in the said city, and shall be called the Seventeenth Ward of the city of New York.

§ 2. All the residue of the present eleventh ward of the said city, lying southeasterly of the line above mentioned, shall be a distinct and separate ward, and shall be called the Eleventh Ward of the city of New-York.

§ 3. The first election of charter officers under this act, shall take place on the second Tuesday of April next.

Eleventh ward.

Election.

Loan of 20,

CHAP. 17.
AN ACT authorizing the common council of the city of Buf-

falo to loan money.

Passed February 3, 1837. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$1. The common council of the city of Buffalo arc 000 dollars. hereby authorized to borrow, on the credit of said city, a

sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars for the use of the treasury thereof, to be repaid by annual instalments of five thousand dollars cach; the first of which instalments shall be due and paid on the first day of October, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine; and the like sum of five thousand dollars shall be due and paid on the first day of October in each and every year thereafter, until the sum so loaned under this act shall be paid. And the said common council are hereby authorized to levy and collect the sums so loaned in pursuance of the authority hereby given, at the time fixed by this act for the repayment of the said loan, together with the annual interest thereon, in addition to the sum or sums now authorized to be levied and collected in said city.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately on the pas-Aree to take

sage thereof.

CHAP 18.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled " An act authorizing cer-

tain persons to drain Cruso lake, in the county of Wayne,"
passed April 21, 1825.

Passed February 4, 1837. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The judges of the county courts of the county of Vacancies Wayne, or any three of them, may by writing under their to be sap.

. hands appoint two suitable persons, inhabitants of said county, to be commissioners under the act hereby amended, to supply the vacancies occasioned by the death of Andrew Chapin and Merritt Candee. Such writing shall be delivered to the persons appointed, and a copy thereof filed in the clerk's office of said county.

§ 2. If at any time hereafter, any vacancies shall occur in the commission authorized by the act 'hereby amended, and by this act, the judges aforesaid may supply such vacancy in the manner specified in the first section of this act.

§ 3. The commissioners appointed in pursuance of this powers and act, shall lrave all the powers, and be liable to perform all duties of the duties specified in the act hereby amended.

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commission ers.

CHAP. 19. AN ACT to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the town of Salina, Onondaga county.

Passed February 4, 1837. The People of the State of New York, represented in SeRate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. If the collector of taxes for the town of Salina, Onondaga county, shall execute a new bond, with sureties to tended. be approved of by the supervisor of said town, in the manner prescribed by law, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of said collector, then the time for collecting, paying over, and making return of taxes therein, is hereby extended to the fifth day of March next.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately after its passage.

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Act to take effect.

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