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as well as of the original stock, at such times and in such proportions, and on such conditions, as they shall see fit, under the penalty of the forfeiture of their stock and of all previous payments thercon.

§ 4. The said company may borrow, from time to time, May borrow such sums of money, in the whole not exceeding four hundred thousand dollars, as may be necessary to complete said road, and they shall, for securing the payment of such loans, pledge and mortgage the stock and property of the said company; but all moneys so borrowed shall be applied exclusively to the construction of said road and to pay debts already contracted. $ 5. The legislature may at any time alter, modify, or re-repeal

Right to peal this act, as well as the act incorporating said company, passed April 19th, 1830.

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CHAP 218.
AN ACT to incorporate the Broome county mutul insurance


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

§ 1. Gilbert Tompkins, Myron Merrill, Locy Halsted, Corporation Elihu Ely, Carey Murdock, John A. Collier, Joseph Boughton, Richard Mather, Levi M. Rexford, Lewis St. John, Julius Page, Jesse Hinds, jr., Augustus Morgan, and all other persons who may hereafter associate with them in the manner herein prescribed, shall be a corporation, by the name of “The Broome County Mutual Insurance Company,” for the purpose of insuring their respective dwelling-houses, stores, shops, and other buildings, household furniture, merchandize and other property, against loss or damage by five.

§ 2. The persons named in the first section of this act First direcshall be the first directors of the said corporation. The business of the said corporation shall be carried on and conducted at such place in the village of Binghamton in the county of Broome, as small be designated by a majority of the members thereof present at any regular meeting.

3. 'The corporation hereby created, shall possess all the General powers and privileges, and be subject to all the restrictions and limitations, which are granted to, or imposed upon, “ The Jefferson County Mutual Insurance Company," by the act incorporating that company, which was passed March 8th, 1836.



Aet revived.

CHAP 219.
AN ACT to revive and amend the act entitled "An act to in-

corporate the Westchester and Putnam insurance company,"
passed May 6th, 1835.

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 Westchester and Putnam insurance company,” passed May 6th, 1835, is hereby revived, and the corporation created by said act, is hereby authorized to organize and commence the transaction of business within one year from the passing of this act, in the same manner as the said corporation might have done within one year after the passing of the act hereby revived and amended.

$ 2. Instead of nine, there shall be thirteen directors to conduct the concerns of the said corporation, who shall be elected at the time and in the manner directed in said act, and have and exercise all the rights and powers given to the directors in and by said act, any seven of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

$ 3. Instead of the directors named in said act, the first directors of said corporation shall be Pierre Van Cortlandt, St. John Constant, Isaac Seymour, Reuben R. Finch, William Nelson, James Brown, James B. Travis, Jonathan Ferris, Tyler Fountain, Philip Clapp, Aaron Vark, Joseph H. Anderson and Samuel Brewster, who shall continue in office until the first Monday in June in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, and until others shall be elected in their stead.

Thirteen die rectors.

First directors.

CHAP. 220. AN ACT authorizing the secretary of state to purchase five hundred copies of the Revised Statutes.

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

81. The secretary of state is hereby required to purchase, purchased in behalf of this state, five hundred copies of the last edi

tion of the Revised Statutes, and the state treasurer shall pay, on the warrant of the comptroller, the amount of the purchase money which shall be agreed by the secretary of state to be paid for the said copies.

Revised Sta. tues to be

§ 2. One hundred and thirty of the said copies shall be Hiwoteche

disposed . deposited in the clerk's room of the house of assembly, for

the use of the members thereof; thirty-six of said copies Ĉ shall be deposited in the clerk's room of the senate, for the

use of the members of the senate; two of said copies shall be transmitted by the secretary of state to each of the clerks of the several counties of this state, to be kept in the clerk's office of the county, for the use of such county; and the residue of said copies so to be purchased as aforesaid, shall be deposited in the office of the secretary of state to be disposed of as is or shall be directed by law.


CHAP. 221. AN ACT to widen Muin-street, on the south-side thereof, between Liberty and Academy-streets, in the village of Poughkeepsie.

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

$1. The trustees of the village of Poughkeepsie are here- Main-street by authorized and required to widen and lay out Main-street, ed and laid on the south side thereof, between Liberty and Academystreets, in said village, according to the following description : To commence on the east side of Liberty-street, at a point in line with the front of the stores lately erected by Charles M. & William T. Livingston, and to run from that point, in' a straight line, along the front of said stores, to the west side of Academy-street; and after the said street shall have been widened and laid out, no building, piazza or any other erection whatever, shall at any time extend or project beyond the line of said street, as above described.

§ 2. Before laying out and widening said street, the trus- Notice how tees of said village shall apply, by petition, to the vice-chancellor of the second circuit, who, upon such application, shall cause such notice to be given to all persons interested in said improvement as he shall deem proper and sufficient, by publishing the same in one of the newspapers printed in the village of Poughkeepsie, appointing therein the time and place of hearing all persons so interested: at which time and place, upon proof of the publication of said notice, the said vice-chancellor shall direct 'the manner of ascertaining the damages which the owner of any land or real estate will sustain by reason of the laying out and widening of said street: and the said vice-chancellor shall appoint three Damaged to competent and disinterested commissioners, who shall be be assessed freeholders and residents of said village, and who shall, un



der the direction of the said vice-chancellor, and on oath faithfully to discharge their duty in the premises, make appraisement and determine said damages. In ascertaining such damages, the said commissioners shall lake into consideration the benefit which such owner may derive from said improvement. The damages thus ascertained, together with the expenses of the proceedings under this act, sliall be assessed by said commissioners, on lots situate on said street, or elsewhere in said village, which may be particularly benefitted by said improvement, in such manner and proportion as the said commissioners shall deem just and proper. They shall report in writing, under their hands, to the vice-chancellor, who shall examine the same, and hear the parties in interest in relation thereunto, if he shall deem it expedient, and increase or diminish the damages, or vary the assessment for benefits, if he shall be satisfied in. justice has been done. The report shall contain a general description of the lots, and the owners thereof, on which damages are sustained, and also of those which are assessed for benefits received. On confirmation of the said report, by an order to be entered in the office of the clerk of the said vice-chancellor, the trustees of said village shall proceed to lay out and widen said street, as directed by the first section of this act. The dainages assessed by said commissioners on lots benefitted by said improvement, shall, on the confirmation of said report, become a lien on said lots respectively, and shall be paid and collected in the same manner as is now provided by law for the payment and collection of assessments for paving streets in said village: and the trustees of said village on receiving the amount of damages thus assessed, shall

pay over the same to the individuals entitled to it, or deposit each one's portion to his credit in one of the banks in said village. The commissioners shall each be entitled to receive two dollars a day for their services, which, with the other expenses attending the proceedings, shall form part of the amount to be assessed as

aforesaid. Buildings to 3. After the damages and benefits shall have been assessed as is above mentioned, the owner of any

lot on said street, whose building shall extend or project beyond the line of said street, as above described, shall have until the first day of May eighteen hundred and forty to remove said building, if he shall desire it; and shall express such desire in writing to the commissioners before they report to the vice-chancellor; and in such case no allowance shall be made by the commisssioners to such person for any damage to

be sustained by removing said building, Rights of in § 4. In case any married woman, infant, idiot, non-resifants, &c.

dent of the state, or insane persons, shall be interested in any such land or real estate, the said vice-chancellor shal

be removed.

appoint some competent and disinterested person to appear before the said commissioners, and act for and in behalf of such married woman, infant, idot, insane person or non-resident.

§ 5. This act shall take effect from the passage thereof. Ale co take


CHAP. 222.
AN ACT to incorporate the Southold academy.

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

§ 1. Joseph C. Albertson, Ezra C. Terry, Daniel Beebe, Corporation Moses C. Cleveland and J. Wickham Case, and their associates, together with such other persons as may become members of the corporation hereby created, are hereby constituted a body corporate, by the name of “The Southold Academy," to be located in the town of Southold, in the county of Suffolk, for the purpose of establishing, maintaining and conducting a seminary of learning, for the education of youth of both sexes; and the persons above named shall be trustees of said corporation, until the last Wednesday of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirtyeight.

§ 2. The affairs of said corporation shall be managed by Trustees; five trustees, who shall be members of said corporation, to be chosen annually by the stockholders, on the last Wednesday in January in each year, by a plurality of the stockholders present': each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote, for each share of stock owned by him; but no stockholder holding any number of shares shall be entitled to more than two votes: and the stockholders shall at the same time and in the same manner.elect a treasurer and secretary.

§ 3. The said academy shall participate in the distribution Literature of the literature fund, whenever the regents of the university shall be satisfied that it has complied with the requisitions which would authorize them to incorporate the same.

§ 4. No person shall be disqualified as a teacher in said Teachers. academy, on account of his religious opinions, if he is competent in other respects; nor shall the tenets of any particular sect be inculcated upon the minds of the pupils by the teacher or teachers thereof, directly or indirectly : but this section shall not be so construed as to debar any teacher the right of inculcating any general moral principles; and said academy shall be used as a literary institution, and for no other purpose.

5. The corporation hereby created, shall possess the


General powers.

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