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any bank, which they shall find to be in dangerous or insolvent circunstances

10. This art shall take effect immediately, and shall Act to take continue in force for one year, excepting the third and eighth sections thereof, which shall continue in force until repealed.

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CHẠP. 45.
AN ACT in relation to the canals.

Passed May 16, 1837. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$ 1. Either of the acting canal commissioners may draw Drafts for upon the commissioners of the canal fund for any sum to be payinent of advanced to an engineer to meet the expenses of the engineer department; and if the bond of said engineer shall have been duly filed in the office of the comptrolier, and a receipt of the engineer for such draft shall also be filed in the same office, it shall be the duty of the commissioners of the canal fund to pay the draft; provided the advances to an engincer unaccounted for, shall at no time exceed the sum of five thousand dollars.

§ 2. Before any advance shall be made to an engineer, he Engineer to shall execute and file in the office of the comptroller, a bond conduite to the people of this state, for the faithful expenditure of the moneys which shail be entrusted to hi'n, in such penalty and form as the canal board shall direct, and with such sureties as the comptroller shall approve: upon which said bond the said engineer and his suretics sha!l be responsible to the state for moneys

advanced to him as aforesaid. 3. Such engincer shall

, as often as once in ninety days, To account render his account to the comptroller, who shall audit the same; and if he shall omit to render his account, or his accounts as rendered be not satisfactory, the comptroller shall notify the canal commissioners and the commissioners of the canal fund thereof; and no further advances of money shall be made to such engineer.

$4. Before any engineer's account for expenditures shal: Accounts to be presented to the comptroller, the canal commissioner by a canal having charge of that part of the canal on which such en-commissiongincer is employed, shall certify on such account that lie has examined the same; that the several disbursements spccified therein were made under his direction on the canal, or for payments necessary to be made thcreon; and that he believes such disbursements to be proper and reasonable, and to have been made as charged.

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$5. The canal board shall have power to modify or reduce

any of the penalties imposed by article seven, of chap

ter nine, title nine of the first part of the Revised Statutes. Maps of ca. 6. The original maps of the canals of this staic, which dence of uitle purport to have been in de and completed under and in vir.

tue of the first article of title nine chapter nine of the first part of the Revised Statutes, which said maps are now filed in the office of the comptroller; and such maps of said canals as hereafter shall be made, completed, approved, signed, certified and filed under and in virtue of the act reserred to, are hereby declared to be presumptive evidence that the lands indicated on said maps as belonging to the state, have been taken and appropriated by the state as and for the canals; and a transcript from any such maps, certified as required by the act referred to, shall be of equal effect with ihe original.

§ 7. Before any advance of money shall be made to a superintendent of canal repairs by the commissioners of the canal fund, he shall make out a detailed statement, in such forın as the said commissioners shali prescribe, of the several anticipated objects of expenditure on the line of canal under his charge.

$ 8. If the said estimate shall be filed in the office of the fied and filed

comptroller, with the certificate thereon of the acting canal
commissioner, stating that in his opinion, the whole amount
or if less than the whole amount, what portion of the said
estimate should be advanced, the commissioners of the ca-
nal fund may make advances on the same, in such sums, and
as often as they may deem necessary: provided such advan-
ces shall not exceed the amount certified by the commis-
sioner.
$ 9. This act shall take effect on the passage

thereof.

Superinten. dent tu make estimate.

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Act to take effect.

CHAP. 452.
AN ACT for the relief of Mary Cook and Sally Cook.

Passed May 16, 1837.
The People of the State of New York, represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Land releas. § 1. All the right, title and interest of the people of this

staic to the following described lands, which were conveyBally Cook. ed to Robert Cook, late of the town of Villanovia, in the

county of Chautauque, deceased, to wit: The southwest part of lot number eleven, in the fifth township and tenth range of townships, according to certain maps and surveys made for the Holland land company, by Joseph Ellicott, excepting one acre and eight rods on the southwest corner of said

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lot, is hereby released to Mary Cook, ihe widow, and to
Sally Cook, the danghter of the said Robert Cook, in be
held by them, subject to the payment of all debts charged
on said land, and to ihe payment of all debts and liabilities
of the said Robert Cook, in the same manner as they could
have held the same if the said Robert Cook and Mary Cook
had been naturalized citizens of the United States at the
time of his death.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP 453.
AN ACT to amend the acts to improve the navigation of

the Albany basin, passed April 27, 1835, and April 14,
1836.

Passed May 16, 1837.
The People of the State of New-York, represented in Se-
nate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$ 1. It shall be the duty of the commissioners to be ap- Expenses pointed under the provisions of the acts hereby amended, to estiinated. consider and include as a part of the expenses of the improvements contemplated in said acts, all ihe interest which have and may accrue upon all moneys now and hereafter to be advanced by the mayor, aldermen ad commonalty of the city of Albany, in the prosecution of said improvements; the amount of said interest to be computed and certified to the said commissioners at the rate of seven per cent by the chamberlain of the said city, and the same shall be collected as a part of said expenses in the manner provided by the said acts.

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CHAP. 45%.
AN ACT to authorize the comptroller to loan money to the
town of Hoosick, and for other purposes.

Passed May 16, 1837.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Se-
nate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The comptrolier is hereby authorized to loan to the Loan of town of Hoosick, the sum of two thousand dollars, out of $2,000. any money in the treasury belonging to the capital of the common school fund, for the purpose of enabling the commissioners of highways of said town to rebuild a bridge at

the village of Hoosick Falls, in said town, which sum of money, together with annual interest at the rate of six per cent per annum, shall be paid into the treasury in two equal annual payments; the first payment to be made on the tenth day of February next, and the amount so Inaned shall be charged on the books of the comptroller as a debt against

the said town of Hoosick. Money to be § 2. The act entitied “ An act authorizing the board of raimed by tax

supervisors of the county of Rensselaer, to raise money 10 build a bridge in the town of Hoosick, in said county, passed April 28, 1837, is hereby amended, so as to require the money authorized to be raised by said act, to be paid to the treasurer of the county of Renssciaer, in place of the commissioners of highways of the town of Hoosick, and the said treasurer is hereby required to pay the said moneys into the treasury of this state, agrecable to the provisions of this act.

§ 3. The commissioners of highways of the town of Hoosick, shall give a bond to the board of supervisors of the county of Rensselaer, in the penal sum of four thousand dollars, to be approved by the treasurer of said county, conditioned for the faithful expenditure of the money to be loaned by virtue of this act. $ 4. This act shall take effect on the

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CHAP. 455.
AN ACT for the relief of the new south Dulch church, on
Washington Squarc, in the city of New York.

Passed May 16, 1937. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senale and Assembly, do enuct as follows:

§ 1. It shall be lawful for the religious corporation in the city of New-York, known as the new south Dutch church, on Washington Square, to take and hold real and personal estate, the nett annual income of which shall not exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars, for the term of three years from the passage of this act; and at the expiration of said term of three years. it shall be lawful for the said corpora. tio. to hold real and personal estate, the annual income of which shall not exceed the sum of twelve thousand dollars.

CHAP 456.
AN ACT confirming the acts of John A. Seeber, a commis-

sioner of deeds in the town of Lenox, in the county of
Madison.

Passed May 16, 1837. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$ 1. All the acts of John A. Seeber, a commissioner of Acts condeeds of the town of Lenox, in the county of Madison, since the fourteenth day of November, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, shall be of the same effect and validity as if the said John A. Seeber had taken the oath required by the constitution and law within the prescribed time.

§ 2. All liabilities or forfeitures incurred by the said John Forfeitures A. Seeber, for having executed any of the duties of the said remitted. office of commissioner of deeds, without having taken the oath of office as required by law, are hereby remitted.

§ 3. The passage of this act shall not affect or impair any Saving suit or legal proceedings that may have been had or commenced, in consequence of the invalidity of any act done by the said Secber, as such commissioner as aforesaid.

§ 4. This act shall take effect on its passage.

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CHAP. 457. AN ACT to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to escapes from prisons, and assisting therein

Passed May 16, 1837. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$ 1. The thirteenth section of article third, chapter one, Penalty for title four, part four of the Revised Statutes, is hereby Koners arms, amended, to read as follows:

“Ş 13. Every person who shall convey into a state prison, jail, or other place of confinement, any disguise, instrument, arms, or other thing proper or useful to aid any prisoner in his escape, with intent thereby to facilitate the escape of any prisoner lawfully committed to, or detained in, such prison, jail or place, for any felony whatever, or on a charge for any telony, whether such escape be effected or attempted or not, shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in a state prison pot exceeding ten years."

§ 2. The fourteenth scution of the said article and chap- Repeal ter is hereby amended to read as follows:

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