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now held by the said trustees, or any other person or persons in trust for the said association, shall be and hereby is declared to be Real estate vested in the said corporation; and all personal estate now held by vested in

corporation. the said trustees, or any other person or persons in trust for the said association, including choses in action, which by the terms thereof Personales are payable to the said trustees or order, or to any other person or tate. persons in trust for the said association, shall become by virtue of this act, the property of, and may be sued for and recovered in the name of the said corporation.

5. And be it further enacted, That in case the stockholders in case of shall neglect or omit to choose trustees at any time hereafter, on the non election

trustees to day by this act appointed for that purpose, the said corporation hold over. shall not thereby be dissolved, but in such case the trustees then in office shall hold over until others are elected in their places, in such manner as shall be provided in the by-laws of the said corporation.

6. And be it further enacted, That no part of the funds of Prohibition the said corporation shall be appropriated to any other than literary as ! purposes.

7. And be it further enacted, that this act shall be deemed a pub- Public act, lic act, and may be amended or repealed at the pleasure of the le- and maybe gislature.

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AN ACT relative to the Literature, Gospel and School lots in the
County of St. Lawrence.

Passed March 10, 1827. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate cand Assembly, That it shall be lawful for the commissioners of the land-office, and they are hereby empowered to compromise with the proprietors of lands in the county of St. Lawrence, for any portion of the literature or gospel and school lots in the said county, which such proprietors may have heretofore sold or occupied according to the former erroneous surveys thereof, by selJing to such proprietors or their assigns, such portions of the said lots at the fair value thereof, or by exchanging with such proprietors any part of the said lots so 'sold or occupied as aforesaid, for lands of equal value adjoining thereto, and thereupon to receive sufficient deeds and conveyances with proper covenants to the people of this state, and also to cause letters patent to be issued for such portions of the said lots so sold or exchanged ; and the moneys received on such sale, shall be paid over to the trustees of the said lots respectively, to be applied and accounted for by them, in the same manner as if such portions had been sold by the said trustees ; and any lands so exchanged and conveyed to the people of this state, shall be deemed and taken to belong to and be a part of the literature lot, or gospel and school lot, which the same shall adjoin.

CHAP. 66.

AN ACT to amend an Act, entitled An Act to establish a Turnt

pike Road from Cherry-Valley to the Chenango River," passed April 4th, 1801.

Passed March 10, 1827. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the number of directors of the said company shall hereafter be seven instead of thirteen, who shall be chasen in the same manner, and vested with the like powers that are now exercised by the directors of the said company, and shall be elected for the same period of time as is prescribed by the act hereby amended; and any four of whom shall be a legal quorum for the transaction of all business relating to the said company.

CHAP. 67..

AN ACT to authorise the Sale of certain Lands therein mentioned, by the People of this State.

Passed March 10, 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 surveyor-general to cause all that certain tract of twenty-five acres of land heretofore leased by the superintendent of the salt-springs, to Moses D. Rose, in pursuance of the act of March 11th 1814, situated in the town of Salina, and not contiguous to the salt springs, to be appraised by three men not interested in said lands, at their fair value, on the first of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two; and that it shall be lawful for the commissioners of the land-office, in case they shall be satisfied with the said appraisal, but not otherwise, to convey the said premises in fee, to such person or persons as shall prove themselves to be the grantees of the estate conveyed to said Rose, by said lease or payment of such appraised value, with interest from the first of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, in the same manner as payments are made for other public lands sold: Provided, That all the rent due upon said lease on the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, shall be first paid to the treasurer of this state: And provided also, That the appraisal shall be made exclusive of improvements thereon: And provided further, That the lease granted to said Rose, shall be delivered up to be cancelled, and a release of the estate thereby granted made to the people of this state.

CHAP. 68.

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AN ACT to authorise the Supervisors of the County of Rensse

laer, to raise by tax, upon said County, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, for the purpose of rebuilding the Court-House in said County, and for other purposes. ,

Passed March 13, 1827. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, repre- Fifteeninousented in Senate and Assembly, That the supervisors of the coun- sand dollars

to be raised ty of Rensselaer, be and they are hereby authorised, at their next by supervi. meeting, or at any other meeting thereafter, to raise a 'sum not ex. ford. ceeding fifteen thousand dollars in the whole) over and above the ordinary fees for collecting the same, to be raised and levied in How Jeried such sums annually, as the said supervisors shall think proper, on the freeholders, inhabitants and taxable property of the said county of Rensselaer, for the purpose of rebuilding the court-house of the said county; which sum or sums of money shall be raised, levied and collected in the same manner as other contingent charges of said county are raised, levied and collected.

2. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful Commission. for the said supervisors and the common council of the city of ers how apTroy, by concurrent resolution, to appoint three discreet and proper persons as commissioners to contract for and superintend the rebuilding the said court-house, which commissioners shall be re- u . moveable by the said supervisors and the said common council, by a moved. concurrent resolution, at their pleasure; and who shall account to the said supervisors for the faithful and honest expenditure of all the monies which shall come to their hands, to rebuild said court-house, count. at such times and so often as the majority of the said supervisors shall or may require; and that the court-house to be rebuilt or erected pursuant to the provisions of this act, shall be erected or built on the site or lot where the present court-house now stands, and on such part of said lot as the said commissioners may think proper. 3. And be it further enacted, That as soon as the said sum of the

reasurer to fifteen thousand dollars, or any part thereof, shall be raised, levied pay to the and collected and paid over to the treasurer of the said county, the ers on the said supervisors, or a majority of them, shall and may from time to order of so

pervisors. time (until the whole of the said sum of fifteen thousand dollars pe shall be raised, levied and collected) order the said treasurer to pay over the same to the said commissioners, or a majority of them, to be by them expended for the purposes aforesaid, deducting therefrom a reasonable allowance for the services of said commissioners, to be audited by the majority of the said supervisors, unless the said supervisors shall otherwise contract and agree with the said commissioners in the premises. 4. And be it further enacted, That whenever it shall become pia

Plece of necessary to remove the court-house now erected, and standing in holding the city of Troy, for the purpose of rebuilding the same, in pursuance of the provisions of this act, it shall and may be lawful for the several courts, which now by law are to be held at the court-house

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of the county of Rensselaer, to be held at such place or places as the said courts may severally order and appoint, in the city of Troy, and the place thus appointed by the court of common pleas, shall be

deemed to be for the time being the court-house of the said county; Expenses and all expenses that shall or may in any wise arise by reason or ha defray. means of holding the several courts to be held in and for the county

of Rensselaer, at such place or places other than the court-house of the said county, shall be annually thereafter raised, levied and collected by the board of supervisors of the county of Rensselaer, until the said court-house so to be rebuilt as aforesaid, shall be completed, in the same manner as other contingent charges of said

county are raised, levied and collected; and further, that all proProcess how cess that is by law returnable at the court-house of the county of

Rensselaer, shall continue to be tested and returnable at that place. Expences of 5. And be it further enacted, That the expenses that shall or mayor's

may in any wise arise by reason or means of holding the mayor's court how raised. court which shall be held during the time of rebuilding the said

· court-house, in and for the city of Troy, at any place other than the court-house of the county of Renssleaer, shall be annually raised, levied and collected by the common council of said city, in the same manner as other contingent charges of said city are raised,

levied and collected. Duty of 6. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the commission

said commissioners to be appointed to superintend the building the said court-house, to be erected in pursuance of the provisions of this act, to cause to be finished sufficient and suitable fire proof rooms, in the said court-house to be occupied by the clerk and surrogate of the county of Rensselaer, and that on the same being finished, it

shall and may be lawful for the said clerk and surrogate to remove Clerk and their respective offices, books, papers and records, to the said rooms surrogate,

so to be erected and finished as aforesaid, where the same shall be thereafter respectively located and kept, and the said rooms shall

not be used for any other purpose. Building oc. 7. And be it further enacted, That whenever the said clerk and lerk and surrogate shall have removed their respective offices, books, pa

pers, and records, to the said rooms so to be finished for their use in be sold.

the said court-house, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said commissioners, and they are hereby directed to sell and dispose of the building now occupied by the said clerk and surrogate, and to cause the same to be removed, and the money arising from such sale shall be paid to the treasurer of the county of Rensselaer, to

be used as a part of the contingent fund of the said county. Corporation 8. And be it further enacted, That the said mayor, recorder,

aldermen and commonalty of the city of Troy, be authorised and thousand dollars.

empowered to raise, at such times and in such sums as they may think proper, upon the taxable property and inhabitants of said city, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, for the purpose of defraying two fifths of the expense of building said court-house, one half of which said sum of ten thousand dollars shall be raised upon the taxable property and inhabitants of the whole of said city; and the other half upon the taxable property and inhabitants of the first, second, third and fourth wards of said city.

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CHAP. 69.
AN ACT to amend an act, entitled An act to incorporate a Fes

male Seminary in Newtown, Long-Island,passed March 15th, • 1822.

Passed March 15, 1827. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the president of the board of trustees of the female seminary in Newtown, Long-Island, for the time being, or any three of the trustees thereof, are hereby authorized to call meetings of the said board of trustees, for the transaction of business; and that whenever five of the said trustees, of whom the president shall be one, shall be assembled for that purpose, pursuant to previous notice given to a majority of said board, they shall constitute à quorum and may proceed to transact business, in the same manner as if nine of said board were assembled, as is required in and by the second section of the act hereby amnended; and that the number of said trustees be reduced from twenty-four to thirteen.

2. And be it further enacted, That the annual general meeting of the members of said corporation shall be held in future on the second Monday of January, in every year, instead of the first Monday, as is required in and by the third section of the said act hereby amended.

CHAP. 70.
AN ACT to incorporate the Rochester High School, in the County

of Monroe.

Passed March 15, 1827. 1. BE it eriacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That school districts number Lancaster

A schools iD: four and fourteen, in the town of Brighton, in the county of Monroe, corporated. shall be and the same are hereby united into one district, for the purpose of erecting and maintaining therein a school for instructing youth on the system of Lancaster or Bell, or according to any other plan of elementary education; and that Levi Ward junior, Obadiah ut.. N. Bush, David Č. West, Ashley Samson, Peckham Barker, Elisha Johnson, Enos Stone, Elisha Ely, Abner Wakeley, Isaac Marsh, William Atkinson, and Salmon Scofield, shall be the first trustees of the said district, and shall be legally invested with all the real and personal estate appertaining to such school, or given or granted for the use thereof; and the said trustees aforesaid, and their successors in office, shall be a body corporate, by the name and style of the Rochester Name and High School, and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and general powbe capable in law to sue and be sued, defend and be defended, in all courts and causes, matters and things, whatsoever; and shall law. fully hold, use and enjoy, the land, tenements and hereditaments appertaining to the school, for which they shall be constituted trustees, and shall and may lawfully hold, take, purchase and enjoy, lands, tenements and hereditaments, and use and employ such goods and

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