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CHAP. 47.
AN ACT for the relief of James Brackett.

Passed February 20, 1827. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, répresented in Senate and Assembly, "That it shall and may be lawful for the sheriff of Otsego county to discharge James Brackett from his imprisonment by virtue of a certain writ of capias ad satisfaciendum in favour of the people of this state, and whereon the said James Brackett is now confined in the jail of Otsego county, on the said James Brackett making his bond to the people of this state, payable on demand, for the amount of said judgment on which said writ was issued, and which bond shall be deposited with the sheriff of said county subject to the order of the attorney-general of this state.

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CHAP. 48.
AN ACT to provide for the erection of a new Court-House in the

County of Steuben.

Passed February 20, 1827. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, repre- Two thou sented in Senate and Assembly, That the supervisors of the county sand dollars

to be raised of Steuben, be and they are hereby directed, required and empow-by taz. ered at their next succeeding annual meeting, to cause to be raised, levied and collected in the same manner ihat the ordinary county charges are by law directed to be raised, levied and collected, the sum of two thousand dollars, with the addition of five cents on each dollar for the collector's fees, and one cent on each dollar, for the county treasurer's fees; and also that the supervisors of the said county of Steuben, at their annual meeting in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, be and they are hereby directed, required and empowered to cause to be raised, levied and collected in the same manner that the ordinary county charges are by law directed to be raised, levied and collected, the further sum of two thousand dollars, with the addition of five cents on each dollar for the collectors' fees, and one cent on each dollar, for the county treasorer's fees, which said several sums of money shall be and hereby are appropriated to the purpose of building and furnishing a new court-house, for the said county of Steuben, on the court-house lot adjoining the Pulteney square in the village of Bath, in the said county.

2. And be it further enacted, That William W. McCay, James CommissionG. Higgins and John W. Fowler, of the village of Bath, in the court house. said county of Steuben, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to contract for and superintend the building and furnishing of the said court-house; and the said commissioners shall before entering upon the duties of their said office, execute a bond to the supervisors of the county and their successors in office, with sufficient security to be approved by the treasurer of said county, in the penal sum of eight thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful ap

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templated by this act. To draw on S. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners the treas: shall be, and are hereby authorised at any time before the first day

of December next, to issue to the person or persons who shall contract to build or furnish the said court-house, or any part thereof, orders or drafts on the treasury of the said county, signed by the said commissioners as such commissioners, and payable to the person or persons to whom they shall be so issued, or bearer, not exceeding in the whole the sum by the first section of this act directed to be raised by the supervisors of the said county at their next annual meeting, and which orders or drasts, it shall be the duty of the treasurer of the said county, as treasurer thereof, to accept in writing, and which orders or drafts so issued and accepted as aforesaid, shall be received by the collectors of the several towns in the said county, in payment of the taxes which shall be collected for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, and shall be received by the treasurer of the said county, from the said collectors, and credited to them in settling their accounts; and that the said commissioners shall be and are hereby further authorised at any day between the first day of March and the first day of De. cember, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, to issue such orders or drafts as aforesaid, not exceeding in the whole the sum by the first section of this act directed to be raised by the supervisors of the said county, at their annual meeting in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, and which said last mentioned drafts or orders shall be accepted by the treasurer of the said county in manner aforesaid, and being so issued and accepted, shall he received by the collectors of the several towns iu the said county, in payment of the taxes which shall be collected for the year one thousand eight hundred and twentyeight, and shall be received by the treasurer of the said county, and credited as aforesaid; and that such of the said orders or drafts as shall be issued and accepted as aforesaid, and shall not be received by the said collectors in payment of taxes as aforesaid, shall be paid by the treasurer of the said county after the first day of February next succeeding the date of the said orders or drasts, out of any monies in the treasury of the said county, not otherwise appropriated ; and that the said commissioners shall be and are hereby authorised 10 proceed, immediately after the passage of this act, to cause the

said court-house to be built. - To account 4. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners shall pervisors, at all times when required by the supervisors of the said county, ac

count with them for the expenditure of the monies appropriated by this act, for the building and furnishing of the said court-house, and the said commissioners shall be allowed one dollar and fifty cents each per day, for their services, for each and every day they or any of them shall be necessarily employed in executing the duties required of them as such commissioners, and also their contingent expenses; and their accounts for such services and contingent expenses shall be audited and allowed by the supervisors of the said county, as part of the contingent charges of the said county, and shall be raised, levied and collected as such.

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5. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners, shall Old courtbe and are hereby authorised to sell the present court-house, and to be sold. cause the same to be removed, and also to sell and convey such part or parts of the public lot on the east side of the said Pulteney square, as shall not in their opinion be necessary for the accommodation of the public buildings, and to purchase any other lands adjoining the same which in their opinion will better accommodate the same: Privided always, That the expense of such purchase prousso. shall not exceed the amount for which such part or parts of the public lot may be sold for as aforesaid, and that the said commissioners shall pay into the treasury of the said county the proceeds of the present court-house, and of such part or parts of the said lot as they shall sell more than sufficient to pay for lands, they shall purchase as aforesaid ; and in case of such purchase, the title for the same shall be made to the supervisors of the said county and their successors.

6. And be it further enacted, That the act entitled " An act to Act repealen provide for the erection of a new court-house in the village of Bath, in the county of Steuben” passed March 16th, 1824, be and the same is hereby repealed.

| CHAP. 49. . AN ACT declaring a part of Cayuta Creek a Public Highway.

Passed February 20, 1827. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the passage of this act, all that part of Cayuta creek, in the county of Tioga, from the state line to Swartwood's mills on said creek, shall be and is hereby declared a public highway: Provided always, That this act shall not be so construed as to effect any mills or dams already erected, on that portion of said creek which is hereby declared a public highway.

CHAP. 50. AN ACT granting to Abraham Van Eps, and John W. Bloomfield, a part of the State Road, on the Fish Creek Reservation.

Passed February 21, 1827. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That all that part of the state road, belonging to the people of this state, formerly laid out over and across the Fish creek reservation, in the town of Annsville, and county of Oneida, situate and lying between lot number thirty-five, and lot number thirty-nine, in said patent, which has been atandon ed in consequence of the commissioner of highways of said town having removed said road on to lot number thirty-five, so far as the alteration of said roadextends, be and the same is hereby granted to

Jolin W. Bloomfield and Abraham Van Eps, their heirs and assigns for ever, as tenants in common.

CHAP 51. AN ACT for the relief of the Nero-York Historical Society.

Passed March 1, 1827. BE it enacted by the People of the State of Nero-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That upon satisfactory evidence being adduced to the comptroller, that the amount of debts due or owing by the New-York historical society, has been reduced to the sum of five thousand dollars or less, and that that sum will pay and discharge all debts and demands of every description against the said society, it shall be his duty to draw his warrant on the treasurer for the sum of five thousand dollars, who is hereby directed to pay the same to the proper officers of the said society, upon receive ing from them a bond to the people of this state in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars, conditioned that the said sum of five thousand dollars shall be faithfully applied to the extinguishment of all debts and demands of every description against the said society; and that an account of the application of the said sum, with satisfactory vouchers, shall be rendered to the comptroller within one year from the date of such bond; and the said sum of five thousand dollars shall be deemed and taken to be a full satisfaction and discharge of all claims of the said society for any interest upon any moneys heretofore granted.

CHAP. 52.

AN ACT authorising Convicts under sentence of the Courts of

the United States, to be imprisoned in the State Prisons and Penitentiaries of this State. .

Passed March 5, 1827. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be the duty of the respective keepers of the state prisons and penitentiaries of this staie, to receive into the said respective prisons and penitentiaries, and safely keep any criminal convicted of any offence against the United States, and sentenced to imprisonment and confinement to hard labour by any of the courts of the United States sitting within this state, until such sentence be executed, or until such convict shali he discharged by the due course of the law thereof, the United States supporting such convicts and paying the expenses attendant upon the execution of such sentence; and in case any such convict shall escape out of the custody of any keeper to whom such convict may be committed as aforesaid, such keeper shall be liable to the like penalties as he would have been had such convict been committed by virtue of any conviction, sentence or process had, made or issued under the authority of this state.

CHAP. 53.
AN ACT relative to a Bridge across the Walkill, near the par-

tition line between Joseph Hasbrouck junior, and Jonathan
Westbrook, in the Town of New-Paltz, in Ulster County.

Passed March 6, 1827. WHEREAS it has been represented to the legislature, that a Preamiule. bridge hath been erected across the Walkill, near the partition line between Joseph Hasbrouck junior, and Jonathan Westbrook, in the town of New-Paltz, in Ulster county, the expence whereof hath been defrayed by private subscription : And whereas it hath been further represented that it will be beneficial to the public to have the said bridge covered with a good shingle roof and enclosed so us to preserve it from decay: Therefore,

1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, repre- Tax to be sented in Senate and Assembly, That the supervisors of the county levied. of Ulster at their next annual meeting, shall cause to be assessed and collected on and from the freeholders and inhabitants of the town of New-Paltz, in the county of Ulster, in the same manner as other contingent charges of said town are by law directed to be levied and collected, the sum of six hundred dollars, for the purpose of having the said bridge covered with a good shingle roof, and sided so as to prevent it from decay, and that it shall be the duty of the collector of the said town of New-Paltz, and he is hereby required to pay the said sum of six hundred dollars when so collected, to the supervisor of the said town, and take his receipt for the same, and it shall be the duty of the supervisor to pay the same in the manner herein after directed.

2. And be it further enacted, That Joseph Hasbrouck junior, Commissand Philip Hasbrouck shall be and are hereby appointed commis- ioners. sioners to superintend the completing of the said bridge as aforesaid, and it shall be the duty of the commissioners aforesaid to cause the same to be done as soon as (nay be, after the passing of this act; and it shall be the farther duty of the commissioners aforesaid, after completing and covering the bridge us aforesaid, to notify the commissioners of highways of the town of New Paltz aforesaid, whose duty it shall be on receiving such notice to meet with the commissioners appointed by this act, at the time and place to be specified in such notice, to examine and audit the accounts of the commis. sioners appointed by this act, for completing and covering the said bridge, and certify the said several amounts and expenditures to the said supervisor, who shall on the receipt of such certificate from the commissioners of highways aforesaid, pay the said several amounts to the commissioners appointed by this act: Provided, The said several sums shall not exceed the sum of six hundred dollars; and if the said several expenditures to be certified as aforesaid, shall not amount to the sum of six hundred dollars, the supervisor shall pay the balance to the overseers of the poor of the town of

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