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General powers.

$ 3. The corporation hereby created, shall possess all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the restrictions and limitations which are granted to or imposed upon “The Madison County Mutual Insurance Company," by an act incorporating that company, passed March 23, 1836.

Commis

ings and lots.

CHAP. 72.
AN ACT authorizing the sale of certain buildings in the vil-

lage of Johnstown, heretofore known as the court-house, jail
and clerk's office of the county of Montgomery, and for
other purposes.

Passed March 14, 1837. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. Tobias A. Stoutenburgh, John C. Lipe and Clark S. sell build Grinnell, are hereby appointed commissioners, whose duty

it shall be, within three months after the passage of this act, to sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, in separate parcels or otherwise, the buildings situate in the village of Johnstown, heretofore known as the court-house, jail, and clerk's office of the county of Montgomery, and the several lots on which said buildings stand, together with a lot heretofore occupied by the several keepers of the jail of said county, and known as the “Jail lot." Notice of the time and place of such sale shall be given in at least two of the newspapers printed in said county of Montgomery, for three weeks previous thereto. The said commissioners may sell all or any part of said property upon a credit not exceeding five years, provided the purchase money, and the interest thereon, be secured by a bond and mortgage upon real estate worth double the sum for which the mortgage or mortgages shall be given.

$ 2. The said commissioners are hereby authorized to execute a conveyance or conveyances for the property sold by them under the provisions of this act; but they shall not agree to give possession to the purchaser of the buildings heretofore known as said court-house and clerk's office, until the new court-house and clerk's office of said county shall be completed: nor shall they agree to give possession to the purchaser of said building heretofore known as said jail, until the new jail of said county is completed.

§ 3. The proceeds of such sale shall be paid by the said applied.

commissioners to the treasurer of said county of Montgomery, and by him be applied towards paying the cost of the erection of the new court-house, jail and clerk's office of said county.

To execute conveyan. ces.

Proceeds how to be

give bond.

$ 4. Before entering upon the duties required of them by Commisthis act, and within twenty days after its passage, the said siveering commissioners shall execute a bond to the board of supervisors of said county, with sufficient sureties, (to be approved by a judge of Montgomery county courts,) conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties imposed on them by this act; which bond, when so approved, shall be delivered by them to the treasurer of said county.

§ 5. The said commissioners shall be allowed such com- Their pay. pensation for the duties they may perform under this act, as the board of supervisors shall deem just and reasonable; which compensation shall be raised, levied and collected, as other contingent expenses of said county are raised, levied and collected.

§ 6. The governor of this state shall from time to time fill Vacancies any vacancy which may happen by the death, resignation, filled. removal from the county, or refusal to serve of any of the persons herein before named as commissioners, and every person appointed by the governor in such case, shall give a like bond and perform the same duties, so far as the same remain to be performed, which the persons hereinbefore named as commissioners are required to give and perform.

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

Act to take effect.

CHAP. 73.
AN ACT to incorporate the Orange county mutual insu-

rance company. .

Passed March 15, 1837. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$ 1. Isaac R. Van Duzer, Horace W. Elliott, John J. Corporation Smith, John E. Phillips, John S. Crane, John B. Booth, created. Charles Morrell, John Bailey, John W. Smith, Miles Hughes, Henry S. Beakes, Robert Dennison, Stephen W. Fullerton, and all other persons who may hereafter associate with them, in the manner herein prescribed, shall be a corporation by the name of the “Orange County Mutual Insurance Company,” for the purpose of insuring their respective dwellinghouses, stores, shops and other buildings, household furniture, merchandise and other property, against loss or dam

§. 2. The persons named in the first section of this act, Directors. shall 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 Goshen in the county of Orange, as shall be designated by a majority of the members thereof present at any regular meeting.

age by fire.

General powers.

§ 3. The corporation hereby created, shall possess all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the limitations and restrictions which are granted to, or imposed upon, “The Madison County Mutual Insurance Company, by the act incorporating that company, which passed March 23, 1836.

Commis

Their duties

CHAP. 74.
AN ACT to change the manner of appointing bank commis-

sioners.

Passed March 15, 1837. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The governor shall nominate, and with the consent sioners bow of the Senate, appoint the three persons styled “The Bank pointed. Commsssioners of the State of New-York :" but this act

shall not be so construed as to require an appointment by the governor until a vacancy shall occur or exist in the office of one or more of the present bank commissioners, by the expiration of the term of office or other cause.

§ 2. The said bank commissioners of the state of Newand powers. York, are hereby authorized, required and empowered to

examine into all violations or abuses of law by any of the incorporated banking institutions of this state; and for that purpose

shall have all the powers which are now extended by law and usage to a committee of the senate or assembly of this state, when such committee is authorized to send for persons and papers.

papers. Witnesses may

Witnesses may be compelled to attend before said commissioners in the same manner as their attendance may be compelled before referees appointed by the supreme court in suits pending therein.

§ 3. The said bank commissioners shall, on the first Tuesday of January in each year, report their proceedings to the legislature, under the powers granted to them in the

preceding section of this act. Part repeal

g 4. So much of the act entitled “ An act to create a fund for the benefit of the creditors of certain monied corporations, and for other purposes,” passed April 2, 1829, as is inconsistent with the provisions of this act, is hereby repealed.

To report.

od.

CHAP: 75.
AN ACT for the relief of Peter Van Alstine.

Passed March 15, 1837. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The title of Peter Van Alstine, his heirs or assigns, Title conto house lot number seven, on the north side of Congressstreet, in the city of Troy, heretofore conveyed by George Tibbiis, shall not be impeached or held defective by reason of the alienage of William Donnelly, a resident alien, through whom the title .was derived, but the same shall be held of the like force and effect as if derived from a natural born or naturalized citizen of this state.

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

firmed.

effect.

CHAP 76. AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Jamestown academy," passed April 16, 1836.

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

§ 1. It shall be lawful for the trustees of the Jamestown Stock may academy, in their discretion, from time to time, to increase the capital stock of said academy to a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars.

§ 2. The legislature may at any time hereafter alter, Right to modify or repeal this act,

be increased

CHAP. 77.
AN ACT to incorporate the Norwich Union seminary,

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

§ 1. Charles York, John Clapp, John F. Hubbard, Abel Corporation Chandler, John Randall, Perez Randall, George L, Rider, Joseph H. Moore, Nathaniel Hughston, Allen Mead, Charles Randall, David E. S. Bedford, Elijah Lewis, Daniel M. Randall, Levi Ray jr., Samuel S. Randall, Ralph Johnson, and their successors, are hereby constituted a body corpo

created.

Real and personal estate.

Election of trustees.

rate by the name of “The Norwich Union Seminary," for the promotion of literature and improvement in education, in the village of Norwich, in the county of Chenango, and they, together with the principal of said seminary, who by virtue of his office shall be a member of the board of trustees, shall be the first trustees of said corporation, and shall hold their offices until the first Monday in February, 1838.

§ 2. The said corporation shall have power to purchase, take and hold real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding the annual income of four thousand dollars; and to lease, sell or otherwise dispose of the same, for the use of said institution.

§ 3. On the first Monday in February, 1838, and on the first Monday, in February in each and every year thereafter, there shall be an election of a board of trustees, to be held at the seminary. The president of the board shall give ten days notice of such election, by publishing the same for at least three weeks previous to such election in a newspaper published in the village of Norwich : such election shall be by plurality of votes. Charles York shall be first president, Samuel S. Randall first secretary, and Ralph Johnson the first treasurer of the said institution : and the trustees subsequently to be elected, shall choose from their number a president, treasurer and secretary, and may fill all vacancies which may happen in their body until the next election.

4. The corporation hereby created shall possess the powers and be subject to the provisions contained in title first of chapter fifteenth, and of title third of chapter eighteenth of the first part of the Revised Statutes; and the legislature may at any time hereafter alter, modify or repeal this act,

§ 5. This act shall take effect immediately,

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Act to take cloch

CHAP. 78. AN ACT confirming the acts of Joseph Boyer, a commissioner of deeds in the town of Le Ray, in the county of Jefferson.

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

§ 1. All the acts of Joseph Boyer, as commissioner of deeds in the town of Le Ray, in the county of Jefferson, since the fifth day of November, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, shall be of the same effect and validity as if the said Joseph Boyer had taken the oath required by the con. stitution and law, within the prescribed time.

Acts con
Armed.

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