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13th, 1826, and the act amending the aforesaid act, passed April 15th, 1829, shall, within ninety days from the passage of this act, file a bond, duly executed and approved of, and in all respects in form according to provisions of the aforesaid acts, in the clerk's office of the county of Livingston, and shall, at the expiration of every three years thereafter, renew the said bond, the aforesaid acts shall be renewed, and deemed as valid and effectual, in all respects, as they would have been had the bond, directed to be filed by the said act, been renewed from time to time, as therein required; and the parties in interest shall be entitled to hold and enjoy the same rights and privileges as they would have done had the provisions of the said act been duly complied with: but this act shall not affect any suit which may have been commenced in consequence of the neglect of the persons in interest to file the bond required by the provisions of the aforesaid acts.

§ 2. The appointment of a justice of the peace, as authorized by the third section of the act hereby renewed, may be made by any judge of the county courts of the county of Livingston, who shall be applied to for that purpose according to the provisions of the said section.

Damages how to be inquired into.

Entries to be recorded.

CHAP. 212.
AN ACT authorizing the clerk of Chenango county to

transcribe a docket of common pleas judgments in his

Passed April 20, 1837. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$1. The clerk of Chenango county is hereby authorized to transcribe, in a suitable book to be furnished for that purpose at the expense of the county, all the entries in the

present book in which judgments of the courts of common pleas

of said county are docketed.. Original to $ 2. When such copy is completed, examined and com

pared by and with one of the judges of the court of common rebordegal pleas of said county, and duly certified by said clerk, the

original shall be destroyed and the copy shall be and remain a legal record or docket of such judgments in place of the original; and the clerk shall be allowed for transcribing said entries the same compensation as is allowed by law for recording deeds and mortgages, which shall be audited by the board of supervisors and paid the same as other county charges are audited and paid.

be destroy ed and copy

CHAP. 13.

AN ACT to provide for the erection of district school build

ings in each district east of Perry-street, in the city of Albany.

Passed April 20, 1837. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

§ 1. The board of supervisors of the county of Albany Money to be are hereby directed, at their next annual meeting, and at tax. each successive annual meeting for the term of nine years next thereafter, to cause in each successive year as aforesaid, to be assessed, levied and collected the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, making in all a sum of twenty-five thousand dollars; upon the taxable property in the city of Albany east of Perry-street, for the purpose of erecting in each school district east of Perry-street a substantial brick school building, equal to that now erected in school district number two; which sum when collected shall be paid to the chamberlain of the city of Albany, and to be by him applied to the payment of the moneys that may be borrowed under this act.

§ 2. The said district school buildings shall be built of Buildings to stone or brick on the building lots now belonging to said or brick. districts, or that may hereafter be vested in said school dis. tricts.

§ 3. The common council of the city of Albany are hereby directed to appoint three commissioners; and the sites and susaid commissioners, or a majority of them, are hereby au- Buildings. thorized to fix the site, and to determine upon the plan, form and manner, of the construction of the said district school buildings, and to superintend the building of the same, and as often as may be necessary to draw for and receive the moneys appropriated and borrowed for the construction of the said district school buildings, and to do all such other acts and things as may be necessary and proper to be done to complete the same, and also to pay up any mortgage due, or to become due on any district school lot and building east of Perry-street, the title whereof is vested in the district; and the said commissioners may, with the consent of the common council of said city, purchase a lot or lots or buildings for any school district east of Perry-street, or exchange those now belonging to the district for a more eligible site, vesting the title thereof in said district.

$ 4. The said commissioners shall, before they enter upon their duties, give a bond to the mayor of said city, with sufficient securities to be approved by him, in a penalty of double the amount entrusted to them, conditioned for the

Commission ers to fix

To give security

Their pay.


faithful expenditure of the moneys committed to their charge for the purposes aforesaid, which said bond shall be filed in the chamberlain's office.

§ 5. The said commissioners shall be allowed such sum for their services, not exceeding two dollars for every day actually and necessarily devoted to the performance of their duties under this act, as the common council shall think proper; such allowance to be audited by the said board of common council. The said commissioners shall render annually an account of their proceedings and expenditures to the common council, until they shall have fully executed

their duties under this act. Loan of $25,

$ 6. The comptroller is hereby authorized to loan to the city of Albany à sum not exceeding twenty-five thcusand dollars, out of any moneys now or hereafter in the treasu ry of this state belonging to the capital of the common school fund, on receiving from the chamberlain, on behalf of said city, a bond, conditioned for him as treasurer and his successor in office, to repay the said sum in ten equal annual instatments, together with the annual interest on said loan from the time it is made, at the rate of six per cent per annum; and which bond said chamberlain is hereby authorized to make and execute.

87. The board of supervisors of said county, if the same lied. provishall become necessary, shall cause to be levied, assessed

and collected upon the taxable property in the city of Albany east of Perry-strest, in addition to the sums herein before directed to be levied, assessed and collected annually, a sum sufficient to pay the interest of the said sum or sums to be loaned; and it shall be the duty of the said chamberlain of the said city, to pay the said sums of money herein before directed to be levied, assessed and collected, together with the interest thereon, when so collected and paid to him, into the treasury of this state, to apply in payment of his said hond.

$ 8. The said commissioners are hereby authorized, with the consent of the common council first had and obtained, to purchase a site, and erect a Lancaster school-building, of the same dimensions as a district school building, in order to comply with the report of the committee of the common council, adopted by the board, in one thousand eight hun

dred and thirty-three. Exemption 89. The school-buildings, and the lots on which the same

are erected, now belonging to, or that may hereafter belong to, any school district in said city of Albany, shall be exempt from all taxes or assessments.

§ 10. This act shall take effect immediately after the pas

Interest of

Lancaster school house.

from taxes.

Act to take effect.

sage thereof.

Money to be

CHAP. 214.
AN ACT authorizing the board of supervisors of the county

of Washington to raise money by tax to rebuild certuin

Passed April 20, 1837.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Se-
nate and Assembly, do enact us follows:

§ 1. The board of supervisors of the county of Washington are hereby authorized, at their next meeting, to raise raised by by tax, to be assessed on real and personal property of the tax. towns of Greenwich and Easton, in said county, the sum of one thousand dollars yearly, on each of the said towns, for three years, for the purpose of rebuilding the three several bridges over the Batten-kill, which were carried off by the freshet in March last.

§ 2. The clerk of the board of supervisors of the county of Washington is hereby authorized to call a special meet- meeting of ing of said board, on receiving a written request to that effect from any six of the supervisors of said county, at such time and place as they shall designate, for the purpose of causing said tax to be levied and collected.

$ 3. The said sums of money, when collected and paid Money to to the county treasurer, shall be subject to the order of the whom to be commissioners of highways of said towns of Greenwich and paid. Easton, whose duty it shall be to apply the same towards rebuilding said bridges; and they shall account for the same in like manner as for other moneys which come to their hands for the improvement of roads and bridges.

$ 4. The act shall take effect immediately on the passage Act to take thereof.






CHAP 215.
AN ACT for the relief of Abraham K. Smith.

Passed April 20, 1837. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

§ 1. Abraham K. Smith, of the town of Brandford, in the district of Gore, in the province of Upper Canada, is here- may sell by authorized to sell and convey any lands or real estate, he has heretofore purchased in the city of Rochester, in the county of Monroe, in the same manner as if he were a naturalized citizen of the United States : but such sale and conveyance must be made within two years from the passage

of this act.
8 2. This act shall take effect on its passage.

A. K. Smith


Act to take offect.

CHAP. 216.
AN ACT to revive an act entitled An act to incorporate

the Union and Vestal bridge company," passed April 22d,

Act revived.

Passed April 20, 1837. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$1. The act entitled "An act to incorporate the Union and Vestal bridge company,” passed April 22d, 1831, is hereby revived, and shall be in force and take effect from the passage of this act.

§ 2. The legislature may alter, or repeal this act or the act hereby revived.

Right to repeal.

Subscrip tions to stock.

CHAP. 217.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled an An act to incorpo-

rate the Canajoharie and Catskill rail-road company," pas-
sed April 19th, 1830.

Passed April 21, 1837. · The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

§ 1. The said company is hereby authorized to increase its capital stock four hundred thousand dollars.

§ 2. It shall be the duty of the board of directors to nominate and appoint three commissioners, none of whom shall be directors, to open books of subscription for the increased or additional stock authorized by this act; and said books shall be kept open from time to time until the whole amount required shall have been subscribed; previous notice of the time and place of opening said books having been given for at least two weeks, in two of the papers printed in the village of Catskill, and in one paper printed in the city of NewYork.

§ 2. The commissioners authorized by this act to be appointed, are hereby invested with all the powers in reference to the distribution of stock, which the commissioners who receive the subscription for the original stock possessed; and the directors, in like manner, are invested with all the powers, in respect to the general instalments, that may be required in the filling up of the additional stock, which they possessed by the charter in reference to the original stock; and it shall be lawful for the directors to require payment of the sums to be subscribed to said additional stock,

Powers of commission ers to distribute stock.

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