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An Act for the vacating, breaking, and annulling several extravagant grants of land, made by Colonel Fletcher, the late governor of this province, under his majesty; passed May 12, 1699–S. & L. 31, 33. Br. 36.
This act recites the extravagant grants: among them, a grant to John Evans, of a swamp and fresh pond; the king's farm, to the church wardens and vestrymen of Trinity Church; the king's garden, to Col. Heathcote, &c.
An Act to enable the Ministers and Elders for the time being, of the French Protestant Church, in the city of New York, to build a larger church for the worship of Almighty God, in that congregation, to hold to them and their successors forever; passed June 19, 1703–S. & L. 52.
The act enables the ministers and elders of the French Church, to sell their church and lot of ground in Petticoat lane, and to buy a larger piece of ground to build a church.
An Act for granting sundry privileges and powers to the Rectors and Inhabitants of the city of New York, of the Communion of the Church of England, as by law established; passed June 27, 1704S. & L. 60. The act incorporates Trinity Church,
An Act for the better explaining, and more effectual putting in execution, an act of General Assembly, entitled "An Act for settling a ministry and raising a maintenance for them, in the city of New York, county of Richmond, Westchester and Queens county;' passed August 4, 1705–S. & L. 64.
By this act if the vestrymen and justices neglect to lay a tax in their respective counties and parishes within ten days after they are chosen, the justices are empowered to lay it
An Act to prevent the removal of actions of twenty pounds from the Mayor's Court of New York and other courts; passed October 11, 1709—S. & L. 79.
By an act passed November 29, 1745. Vide post, p. 4. It is enacted that all actions Inder twenty pounds shall be commenced in the inferior courts, and shall not be removed into the supreme court under a penalty.
An Act for mending and keeping in repair the Post Road from
An Act to oblige the inhabitants of each particular Ward within the city of New York, to make good their respective quotas of all public taxes ; passed July 21, 1715—S. & L. 102, 117. The respective wards of the city made responsible for the defalcation of collectors, &c.
An Act for the more equal and impartial assessing the minister and poor's tax, to be raised within the city and county of New York, Queens county, Westchester county, and the county of Richmond; passed July 27, 1721–V. S. 125. S. & L. 146.
An Act to continue the Road, or King's Highway, from the Town of Breuckland, on the Island of Nassau, in the province of New York; passed July 27, 1721–S. & L. 147.
An Act for the effectual recovery of the arrears of the several taxes and of the excise therein mentioned; and for securing the duties on slaves not imported in the city of New York, and for empowering the Treasurer for these purposes; passed July 12, 1729-S. & L. 184.
An Act to prevent swine running at large in the city and county of New York, the county of Westchester, Queens county, Kings county, and Richmond county ; passed October, 1730-S. & L. 186.
This act repeals all other acts relating to swine; and directs that no swine shall run at large in the city of New York, except on land belonging to owner, and empowers freelolders to impound and sell at public vendue swine running at large.
An act for the more effectual Preventing and Punishing the Conspiracy and Insurrection of Negroes and other Slaves; for the better regulating them, and repealing the acts therein mentioned, relating thereto; passed October 29, 1730-S. & L. 193.
This act provides for the payment of the charges for the trial and execution of slaves in the city of New York, and repeals former acts upon this subject.
An Act to provide able Pilots, and to establish their Pilotage between Sandy Ilook and the Port of New York; passed September 29, 1731-S. & L. 200.
An Act confirming unto the city of New York, its Rights and Privileges; passed October 14, 1732-V. S. 170.
An Act for the better Extinguishment of Fires that may happen in the city of New York; passed December 16, 1737-S. & Î. 263.
By this act ihe corporation are authorized to elect and appoint forty-two firemen.
An Act to restrain llawkers and Pedlers within the Colony from selling without License; passed November 17, 1739-S. & L. 276.
This act prohibits hawking in the city of New York, and requires pedlers and hawkers to be licensed by the treasurer.
An Act for mending and keeping in repair the Post Road from New York to King's Bridge; passed November 7, 1741-S. & L. 293.
An Act to oblige all persons that shall come to Inhabit or Reside in the city of New York, in order to expose any Goods, Wares, or Merchandise to Sale, at any time after the annual assessment made for the tax for the maintenance of the minister and poor of the said city; to pay their due proportion towards the same; passed No. vember 27, 1741-V.S. 214.
This act authorizes the vestrymen to assess strangers coming in the city, and to deliver the names to the constables, who are required to collect the tax.
An Act for amending and keeping in repair, the Public Wells and Pumps, in the city of New York; passed November 27, 1741 --S. & L. 297. V. S."216.
An Act for explaining and rendering more effectual, an act of the Governor, Council and the General Assembly, entitled an act to oblige the inhabitants of each particular ward within the city of Nur York, to make good their respective quotas of all public taxes ; passed April 30, 1713–V. S. 226.
By this act the collectors and constables converting the taxes to his or their own use, the justices or vestry are authorized to add to the succeeding tax, the former deticiency of the ward, to be collected therewith and to be paid as the original tax.
An Act to empower the sworn repackers of the city of New York for the time being, to repack and brand half barrels of beef and pork; passed May 19, 1744–V. S. 238.
An Act for the speedy punishing and releasing such persons from imprisonment, as shall commit any criminal offences in the city and county of New York, under the degree of Grand Larceny, passed September 1, 1744-V. S. 241.
This act anthorizes the trial of petty offences, before the mayor, deputy mayor, recorder and alderman; the mayor, deputy mayor or recorder, to be one, who may fino, imprison or inflict corporal punishment.
An Act to establish the rates to be taken for Wharfage of Ships and other Vessels using the three Wharfs therein mentioned ; paszel September 21, 1741-V. S. 251, and S. & L. 350.
An Act to enable the Inhabitants of the city of New York to choose annually two Vestrymen for cach respective Ward within the said city; passed November 29, 1745—V. S. 267.
By this act the inhabitants are required to elect two vestrymen for each ward, who in conjunction with the justices of the peace are to lay taxes.
An Act to revive an act, entitled an act to oblige all persons that sball come to inbabit or reside in the city of New York, in order to expose any goods, wares or merchandise, to sale at any time af. ter the annual assessment made for the tax, for the maintenance of the minister and poor of the said city, to pay their due proportions toward the same; passed May 14, 1745-V. S. 252. S. & L. 353.
An Act for taking Affidavits in the several counties within this colony, to be made use of in the Supreme Court, and empowering the Attorneys of the Supreme Court to practice in the Mayor's Cart of the city of New York; passed May 3, 1746—V. S. 270.
An Act for regulating fences for the several cities and counties within this colony of New York; passed November 24, 1750—S. & L. 289.
Corporation of the city of New York, authorized to make rules and regulations resporting partition fences, and to impose tines not exceeding twenty shillings, for violating them
An Act for amending and keeping in repair the Public Road or High Wav, from the house of John Horne, in the Bowery DiviSon of the out ward of the city of New York, through Bloomingdale Division, in the said ward, to the house of Admiral Hoogelandt; passed November 25, 1751—303. .
This road was laid out in 1703. It was originally laid out four rods wide, and was to be kept in repair by the inhabitants of Bloomingdale division. To relieve the inhabitants, who were few in number, of the hardships of keeping it in repair, the court of quarter session of the city and county of New York were directed to appoint a surveyor of the road, &c.
An Act to prevent the breaking or otherwise injuring Glass Lamps, in the city of New York; passed November 25, 1751—S. & L. 306. This Act expired January 1, 1753, and was revived May, 1754—p. 339.
An Act to enable the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Recorder and Al. dermen of the city of New York, for the time being, or the major part of them, to raise a tax for mending and keeping in repair the Public Wells and Pumps in the said city, to the South of Fresh Water, and other purposes therein mentioned; passed December 12, 1753-V. S. 318.
By this act, the mayor, deputy mayor or recorder, with three aldermen, are authorized to appoint overseers of wells and pumps. It was continued by an act passed December 24, 1759—2 S. & L. 12. V. S. 378.
An Act to enable and empower the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the city of New York, and their successors, to prevent and remove particular nuisances within the same, to the Southward of the Fresh Water; passed May 4, 1754–V. S. 339, and 2 S. & L. 36.
This act authorizes the corporation of the city to inclose and to lease out any vacant lot or lots south of fresh water, which have become public nuisances, by throwing upon them all kinds of filth and dirt, &c., and prohibits the owners from re-entering upon them until they shall have paid to the corporation the moneys expended, and lawful interest for the samo.
An Act for further explaining, and rendering more effectual, the two Acts therein mentioned, so far as they relate to the city of New York; passed February 19, 1756–V. S. 355. 2 S. & L. 91.
By this act a summary process is instituted against constables refusing to pay the money collected
An Act to enforce and render more effectual an Act, entitled, an Act to prevent vagrant and idle persons from being a charge and expense to any of the Counties, Cities, Towns, Manors, or precincts 'within the Province; passed July 9, 1756–V. S. 361.
This act imposes penalties on masters of vessels and househoulders entertaining certain persons for bringing and not reporting foreigners and strangers, &c.
An Act to prevent the bringing in and spreading of infectious distempers in this Colony; passed March 24, 1758–V. S. 368.
The act prohibits vessels having contagious distempers on board coming nearer the city than Bedlow's Island, and imposes a penalty of two hundred pounds upon captains refusing to make a discovery of persons infected on board his or their vessel.
An Act for removing the prisoners from the City Hall
, of the city of New York, to the new Jail, built by the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the said city, and for appropriating certain
parts thereof to the uses and purposes of a common Jail for the city and county of New York; passed July 3, 1759—2 S. & L. 164. V. S. 375.
An Act to regulate the practice of Physic and Surgery in the city of New York; passed June 10, 1760-V. S. 382.
The act recites that many ignorant and unskilful persons in physic and surgery, in order to gain a subsistence, do take upon themselves to administer physic and practice surgery, to the endangering the lives and limbs of their patients,-declares, that no person shall practice physic or surgery before being examined by one of his Majesty's Council, the judges of the Supreme Court, the King's Attorney-General and the Mayor of the city of New York, or by any three or more of them, &c.
An Act to prevent Frauds in the sale of damaged goods im. ported in this colony; passed Sept. 11, 1761–V. S. 393.
An Act for the more effectual prevention of Fires, and for regulating Buildings in the city of New York; passed December 31, 1761-V. S. 400. 2 S. & L. 231. By this act
, houses erected in New York, after January, 1, 1766, to be made of stone or brick, and to be roofed with tile or slate. On application of the owner of a house, the sheriff to summon a jury to inspect the same, and on their finding the sufficiency or insufficiency of any building to bear a tile or slate roof, to sign an inquisition accordingly, which is declared shall be good evidence on any prosecution for roofing a house contrary to the act.
An Act for the punishment of persons in the city of New York, who shall, by false pretences, obtain any goods, wares or merchandises, from any person with intent to cheat and' defraud such person; passed December 11, 1762—2 V. S. 424.
An Act to revive an Act, entitled, an Act to prevent the bring. ing in and spreading Distempers in this Colony, with addition thereto; passed December, 1763–V. S. 432.
An Act to regulate Pilots, and establish their Pilotage between Sandy Hook and the Port of New York, and other purposes therein mentioned ; passed December 13, 1763-V. S. 433.
An Act to prevent Hunting with Fire Arms in the city of New York and the liberties thereof; passed December 20, 1763–V. S. 41.
An Act further to continue an Act, entitled, an Act to enable the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Recorder and Aldermen of the city of New York, for the time being, or the major part of them, to raise a tax for mending and keeping in repair the public Wells and Pumps in the said city, to the south of fresh water; passed October 20, 1761-V. S. 452.
An Act for the better regulating of the public Roads in the city and county of New York; passed October 20, 1764–V. S. 458.
An Act to prolong the time for Covering the Buildings in the city of New York with Slate or Tile, from the first day of January,