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4. And be it further enacted, That as soon as may be, after the Supervisors and poor mas- first town meetings in the said towns of Troupsburgh, Canisteo, ters to meet. Greenwood and Jasper, the supervisors and overseers of the poor

of the said towns, upon notice to be given by the supervisors of the

said towns, or any one of them for that purpose, shall meet together Perend mn and divide the monies and poor, belonging to the said towns of

Troupsburgh and Canisteo previous to the divisions thereof, agreeably to the last assessment lists; and that each of the said towns of Troupsburgh, Canisteo, Greenwood and Jasper shall, forever there

after, respectively, support its own poor; and that the school monies ool n° of the said towns of Troupsburgh and Canisteo, for the year one

thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, shall be distributed among the school districts of said towns, in the like manner that the same would be distributed if this act had not been passed.

5. And be it further enacted, That all other monies belonging Orber mooiet to said towns, raised for the improvement of roads and bridges or

otherwise, shall be apportioned and divided among the said towns of Troupsburgh, Canisteo, Greenwood and Jasper, agreeably and proportionably to the last assessment lists of the said towns of Troupsburgh and Canisteo.

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CHAP. 21.

AN ACT to alter the October term of the Courts of Common Pleas

and General Sessions of the Peace in and for the County of Warren.

Passed January 24, 1827. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the October term of the courts of common pleas and general sessions of the peace, in and for the county of Warren, shall commence on the first Tuesday of October, in each year; and may continue to be held, from the commencement thereof in each term, until Saturday of the same week, inclusive; and that the term of said courts commencing on the third Tuesday of October, be, and the same is hereby abolished.

CHAP. 22.

AN ACT granting to William F. Halsey and John Heath the ex

clusive right of supplying the inhabitants of the village of Plattsburgh with pure and wholesome water.

Passed January 24, 1827. llo W. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, repreF. Halsey & sented in Senate and Assembly, That William F. Halsey and Sohn J. Heath,

Heath, their executors, administrators and assigns, may and shall, have, use and enjoy the sole and exclusive right to bring and convey into the village of Plattsburgh, and furnish to the inhabitants thereof, or such part thereof as may choose to contract with them for the same,

a supply of good wholesome water, by means of conduits or aque-
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2. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any o

Other per.. other person or persons, during the continuance of this act, to bring sons noitu ia.

v part thereof fringe. in and furnish to the inhabitants of said village, or any part thereof, "ro any water by means of conduits or aqueducts, under a penalty of

Five bugs five hundred dollars for each offence; which sunt or penalty may be dred dollars recovered by the said William F. Halsey and John Heath, their ex- penalty. ecutors, administrators or assigns, to their own use, with costs, in an action of debt, in any court of record having cognizance of the same: Provided however, That in case the said William F. Halsey and

"Proviso. John Heath shall not, within nine months after the passing this act, convey said water within the bounds of said village; or in case they shall not supply sufficiently the inhabitants of said village, or such part thereof as shall contract with them for the same, with pure, good and wholesome water, fit and proper for all domestic purposes, as well for the washing of clothes as otherwise, within a reasonable time after said water shall be so brought within the bounds of said village; or in case the supply of water to such inhabitants, or any of them so contracting, shall cease by means of defect in the aqueducts or otherwise, for the space of one month at a time, or for three months in any one year, then and in case this act and the Grant void privilege hereby granted, shall cease and be null and void : And proa in certain cavided further, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent any one or more inhabitants of said village from supplying himself or themselves with water for their own use, in such manner as he or they shall deen proper : And provided further, nothing Provisó as to herein contained shall be construed to prevent any future legislature repeat. from repealing or in any manner modifying this act.

3. And be it further enacted, That no sum shall be required of Price to be any citizen in said village, for supplying water as aforesaid, above approved,&c. what shall be annually approved of by the trustees of said village.

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CHAP. 23.
AN ACT to vest in the United States the title to a lot of land in

Jefferson county.

. Passed January 25, 1827. WHEREAS the congress of the United States have passed a law Preamble. authorising the erection of a light house at the outlet of lake Ontario, at a place called Tibbets' Puint, in the town of Lyme, and county of Jefferson ; and have appropriated therefor the sum of three thousand dollars : And whereas, some of the owners of the land selected by the superintendent of light houses on lake Ontario, as a proper site for said light house, are infants under the age of twenty-one years, whereby a title can not be obtained by purchase : T'herefore,

1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, repre- Gov. to enler sented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be lawful for the per- upon ceridio son administering the government of this state, to enter in and upon that certain piece or tract of land, being the extreme point of land called Tibbets' Point, situate in the town of Lyme, and county of

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Description. Jefferson, and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a stake

standing on the extreme point thereof, on the bank of lake Ontario ; thence north, seven degrees and, thirty minutes east, five chains, to a bass-wood sapling cornered; thence south, eighty-two degrees and thirty minutes east, five chains and fifty links, to a stake cornered, ten links southwesterly from a maple tree blazed; thence south. seven degrees and thirty minutes west, seven chains and fifty links, to a stake on the bank of lake Ontario, nine links southerly from a walnut tree blazed; thence north, forty-nine degrees and forty-five minutes west, five chains and ninety-nine links to an angle; thence south, seventy degrees and thirty minutes west, ninety-seven links,

to the place of beginning, containing two acres and ninety-six hun. Auntication dredths of an acre of land : and to make application to the chancelso chancellor. lor, who opon such application is hereby required to cause a writ or

writs, in the nature of a writ ad quod damnum, directed to the sheriff

of the county of Jefferson, commanding him that by the oaths of Damages twelve good and lawsul men of his bailiwick, to enquire whether the tained. persons owning the aforesaid piece of land, so to be applied, will suffer

or sustain, any and what damage, by reason of taking the same for such purpose, and to return the same writ, together with the finding of the said jury, to the court of chancery without delay; and all the pro. ceedings, in relation to the said writ, shall be conformable as nearly - as may be to the directions and provisons of the act, entitled "an act supplemental to an act entitled an act to cede the jurisdiction of cer.

tain lands in this state to the United States," passed March 18th, Title when 1808: and when the chancellor shall have made a decree in the rested, premises, vesting the title of said lands in the people of this state,

and upon payment into the said court of chancery, by or in behalf of the United States, of the sum assessed by the jury, together with the costs, for the use of the persons entitled to said monies, the title of the said premises shall become vested in the people of this state.

2. And be it further enacted, That as soon as the person adminJurisdiction istering the government of this state shall have caused a certificate, ceded to Y S.

under his hand and seal, to be filed in the office of the secretary of this state, describing the aforesaid tract or piece of land, and certify. ing that the title to the same is vested in the United States, then, and

from thenceforth, the jurisdiction over the said piece of land shall be l'roviso as to vested in the United States: Provided nevertheless, That such cesexecution of sion shall in no case be construed to prevent the execution of any

process, civil or criminal, issued under the authority of this state.

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CHAP. 24. AN ACT authorising William Johnston, of Cape Vincent, to keep a ferry across the south branch of the St. Lawrence river.

Passed January 25, 1827. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, repreton to keep a sented in Senate and Assembly, That from after the first day of ferry. April next, it shall and may be lawful for William Johnston, of Cape

Vincent, in the county of Jefferson, his heirs and assigns, to set up,
Reep and maintain a serry from Cape Vincent, in the county afores

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said, across the south branch of the St. Lawrence river to Grand or Lory Island, in said river, for and during the term of five years, to be computed from the first day of April next.

2. And be it further enacted, That the said William Johnston, his heirs and assigns, shall set up a ferry as aforesaid, and shall, du- kc. ring the time aforesaid, keep, maintain and support suitable and safe ferry boats, capable and sufficient for carrying to and from the places aforesaid, carriages, horses, catile, goods, chattels and passengers, and ready all reasonable times and seasons to transport and ferry across said river, to and from as aforesaid, all persons, goods and chattels as above named. 3. And be it further enacted, That the court of common pleas of

Rates how the county of Jefferson, in their sessions, shall and may, and are determined." hereby directed annually, during the continuance of this act, to order, direct and determine the several rates of ferriage, and hours of the day that boats shall be kept in readiness, belonging to said ferry, and the number and construction of the ferry boats to be used.

4. And be it further enacted, That if the said William Johnston, Penalty for his heirs and assigns, or any ferryman or other person employed by higher rates. him or them, shall take, exact or receive any greater or higher rates of ferriage for transporting goods and chattels or other things whatsoever, than shall be so allowed by said court of common pleas, the person so offending shall forfeit and pay, for every such offence, the sum of five dollars, to be recovered, with costs of suit, before any. justice of the peace within the county of Jefferson, by any person . who shall sue for the same. 5. And be it further enacted, That if the said William Johnston,

Grant to or his heirs or assigns, shall wilfully and knowingly neglect to com- cease by ne. ply with the directions or restrictions of this act, in keeping and glect, &c. maintaining the ferry as aforesaid, it shall and may be lawful for the court of common pleas, of the county of Jefferson, to adjudge and declare, that all the privileges granted to him by this act shall cease and be of no effect, and the same shall thereupon cease; and the Repeai. legislature may, at any time hereafter, alter, modify or repeal this act.

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CHAP. 25.
AN ACT altering the Rame of Abner Hall Gray to Abner Hall

Flint. '

Passed January 27, 1827. BE it enaeted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the name of Abner Hall Gray, an infant son of Joel Gray, be changed to Abner Hall Flint; and that from and after the passing of this act he be known by the name of Flint instead of Gray.

CHAP. 26. AN ACT to allow Humphrey Howland to erect a bridge across the south branch of Seneca river.

Passed January 27, 1827. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, repreH. Howland sented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful to erecta bridge. for Humphrey Howland, his heirs and assigns, to erect and maintain

a bridge across the suuth branch of Seneca river, between where the highway touches the south branch of said river on lot number fortyfive, in the township of Brutus, now town of Mentz, in the county of Cayuga, and lot number thirty-six in said township of Brutus, now town of Conquest : Provided however, That the said bridge shall be so constructed as to have equal facilities for the passage of boats as the bridges have across the said river at Moscheto Point and MonteZuma.

2. And be it further enacted, That the legislature may at any *** time, alter or modify this act."

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| CHAP. 27.

ANA CT providing for the appointment of an additional inspecs *tor of sole leather in the county of Ontario.

Passed January 27, 1827. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the person administering the government of this state shall, from time to time, nominate, and by and with the consent of the senate, appoint one additional inspector of sole leather in the county of Ontario, to be located in the village of Geneva ; which inspector hereafter to be appointed shall, before he enters on the duties of his office, take and subscribe the oath or affirmation required by the constitution of this state, before one of the judges of the court of common pleas of the aforesaid county.

2. And be it further enacted, That all the provisons, restrictions and penalties contained in the act entitled “an act concerning the inspection of sole leather,” passed March 5th, 1813, and the several acts amending the same, shall apply to the inspector to be appointed by virtue of this act.

| CHAP. 28. AN ACT in relation to Jurors in the Town of Cayuta, in the

County of Tioga.

Passed January 27, 1827. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That all the free white male in

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