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CHAP. 90.
AN ACT to incorporate the New-York Female Asylum Society

for Lying-in Women.

Passed March 19, 1827. : WHEREAS a number of ladies in the city of New York, have preamble: formed a society for the benevolent purpose of furnishing suitable accommodations and attendance to reputable females, desiring an asylum during the period of their confinement in child-bed; and have by their petition to the legislature, prayed to be incorporated, in order more effectually to accomplish the objects of their association: Therefore,

1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That all such persons of the female created sex, as now are or hereafter shall be yearly subscribers to the said association to the amount of three dollars, shall be and hereby are, constituted and declared a body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, by the name of " the New-York Female Asylum for Lyingin wonen ;” and by that name shall have perpetual .succession, and be in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being .. impleaded, defending and being defended, in all courts and places, powers. and in all manner of actions, suits, causes and proceedings whatsoever; and may have a common seal, and alter and change the same at their pleasure; and shall by that name be in law capable of purchasing, holding and conveying any estates, real or personal, for the use of the said corporation : Provided, That the said pm real estate be such only as shall be requisite for the purpose of, erecting or providing houses or other buildings, suitable to the objects of the said association; or such as shall have been actually mortgaged to them by way of security, or conveyed to them in satisfaction of debts previously contracted, or purchased at sales on judgments obtained for such debts : And provided also, That such estate, whether real or personal, shall not be applied to any other purposes than those for which the said association was formed, and which are herein contemplated and declared.

2. And be it further enacted, That the estate and concerns of 28 mar the said corporation shall be conducted by a board of managers, to be elected consisting of thirty-three members, to be elected by ballot on the second Thursday of March in every year, by a plurality of the members present at such election; which election shall be held at such time and place in the city of New York as the said board of managers shall by their by-laws or otherwise appoint, and of which notice shall be given for the space of at least one week, by advertise- Notice. ment in two or more of the public newspapers printed in the said city; and which board shall as soon as convenient after each election, choose by ballot from their own number, the following officers, that is to say; a first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth oficers. directress, a secretary and a treasurer; who shall respectively hold their offices for one year, and until others shall be chosen in their stead; and if any vacancy shall happen in the said board, or in any vero of the said offices, the same shall be filled for the remainder of the

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year, by such member or members of the said corporation as the said board may appoint; that from and after the passing of this act, and until others shall be chosen in their stead, the following

persons shall compose the said board of managers, that is to say, fers Frances Tappan, Isabella Scott, Julia E. Hyde, Elizabeth T. Cock,

Sarah Hall, Jemima Penny, Frances Darling, Laura Johnson, Helena Smith, Anna Maria Boyd, Phila Reed, Magdalena Hughes, Waite F. Fellows, Ann L. Mott, Charlotte Dobbin, Eliza Chester, Mary Dunscomb, Susan Post, Eliza Taylor, Susan Basler, Sarah L. Tappen, Susannah Stone, Catharine Bostwick, Jane Ruthven, Frances Phillips, Charlotte H. Snodgrass, Amy Cornell, Ann McCready, Fidelia Creagh, Agnes Maxwell, Eliza B. Lethbridge, Jane Wilson and Mary Parish; of whom the said Frances Tap

pan shall be first directress, the said Isabella Scott second diDirectresses. rectress, the said Julia E. Hyde third directress, the said Eliza

beth T. Cock fourth directress, the said Sarah Hall fifth directress, the said Jemima Penny sixth directress, the said Laura Johnson secretary, and the said Frances Darling treasurer ; that the directress first in numerical order who shall be present, shall preside at all meetings of the board of managers, or of the society, and in case of the absence of any directress, such other manager shall preside as shall be designated by those present for that purpose; that seven managers shall constitute a quorum, and be competent to the transaction of any business, except the disposal by sale or otherwise of the property or stock composing the permanent funds of the corporation, or of its real estate, for which purposes (so excepted) thirteen shall be necessary to constitute a quorum, and of whom at least one directress, and the treasurer, for the time being, shall always form a part, and the concurrence of one of them shall be requisite to give effect to the measure proposed.

3. And be it further enacted, That the said board of managers, shall have power from time to time to make such by-laws and regulations, not contrary to law, as to them shall appear proper, for the management and disposition of the estate, and all the con

cerns of the said corporation. Provision in 4. And be it further enacted, That in case any such election case of non

of managers shall not be held on the day when, according to the provisions of this act, the same ought to have been held, the said corporation shall not for that cause be deemed to be dissolved; but it shall in such case be lawful to hold such election, on any other day, and in such manner as may be prescribed by the by-laws of

the said corporation, or by their special appointment. Liability of 5. And be it further enacted, That the husband of any married

woman who is or shall be a member of the said corporation, shall not be liable to the said corporation upon any subscription or engagement of his wife, or for any loss occasioned by the neglect or misfeasance of his wife; but if any such husband shall have received from his wife any money or other property belonging to the said corporation, or the same shall have been applied to his use, he shall be responsible therefor; and if the husband shall have be

come insolvent, or if his estate shall have been attached, such moDebts to ney or other property, if received after the passing of this act, have a pre- shall be paid or delivered by the trustees or assignees to the said cor

poration, in preference to all other debts or claims upon his estaté.

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6. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be and is Public act. hereby declared to be a public act, and shall be construed, in all courts and places, benignly and favourably for every beneficial purpose herein expressed or intended.

CHAP. 91. AN ACT relative to the Court of General Sessions of the Peace of the County of Orange.

Passed March 21, 1827. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That a court of general sessions of the peace for the county of Orange, be hereafter holder, together with the court of common pleas, at the academy in the village of Newburgh, in and for the said county of Orange, on the second Monday of February in every year.

" CHAP. 92. AN ACT to amerd an Act, entitled An Act to incorporate the Dutches County Iron Works and Smelting Company."

Passed March 21, 1827. i BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the time limited by the twelfth section of the act hereby amended, for the commencement of the operations of the said corporation, be and the same is hereby extended to two years from the passage of this act.

| CHAP 93.

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AN ACT in addition to the act, entitled An act in addition to

the act for the more effectual prevention of fires in the city of New-York,passed April 12th, 1822.

Passed March 21, 1827. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, repre

Materials for sented in Senate and Assembly, That all dwelling-houses, store-houses building in and other buildings, which, from and after the first of August next,

icts preshall be built or erected without the limits prescribed in and by the scribed. act, entitled "an act to amend the act, entitled an act for the more effectual prevention of fires in the city of New York," passed April 9th, 1823, and to the west and south of the limits following, that is to say: beginning at a point in the centre of the Bowery or Chathamstreet, where it is intersected by a line drawn through the centre of Catharine-street, and running thence up the Lowery to Grand-street; thence through Grand-street to Broadway, comprehending also and

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including the lots to the depth of one hundred feet on each side of the streets through which the said line runs, shall be made and constructed of stone or brick, with party or fire walls, rising at least six inches above the roof, and shall be covered, execept the flat roof thereof, with tile or slate, or other sase materials against fire, and not with boards or shingles: Provided, such flat do not exceed twofifth parts of such roof; and that there be erected around the same flat a substantial balcony or balustrade.

2. And be it further enacted, That all the provisions and penalties in the said act, entitled “an act in addition to the act for the more effectual prevention of fires in the city of New-York,” passed April 12th, 1822, shall have the same force and effect, to all intents and purposes, with respect to the district embraced in this act, which they would have had, provided the provisions of that act had been incorporated with, and made a part of this act.

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CHAP. 94.
AN ACT relative to the Ferry between Rhinebeck and Kingston

Landings.

. Passed March 22, 1827. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, repreOne horse or steam boatin sented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the passing of lieu of two this act, it shall and may be lawful for James Elmendorf and Peter

W. Radcliff, the owners and proprietors of the ferry or right of ferriage, across the Hudson river between Rhinebeck Landing, in the county of Dutchess, and Kingston Landing, in the county of Ulster, or either of them, their or either of their heirs or assigns, from time to time, to keep and maintain, on the said ferry, one good and sufficient boat, propelled by the power of horses, commonly called a horse-boat, or one good and sufficient boat, propelled by the power of steam, commonly called a steam-boat, in lieu and stead of two other boats, as contemplated and provided by the letters patent for the said ferry or right of ferriage, originally granted to Abraham Kip and Moses Cantine, their heirs and assigns, under the great seal of the (late) province of New-York, bearing date on or about the fifth day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty-two; and that so long as one such horse-boat or steamboat, shall be kept and maintained on the said ferry, the same shall be deemed and taken to be a sufficient compliance, in that respect,

with the terms and requisitions of the said letters patent: Provided Proviso, always, That nothing herein contained shall be held or construed to

prejudice, impair or affect the rights or interests of the said owners and proprietors, or either of them, their or either of their heirs or assigns, as between themselves or any of them, or any person or persons claiming from or under them, or any or either of them.

2. And be it further enacted, That the term of four months from Four months allowed to and after the passing of this act be, and the same is hereby allowed provide such boat.

such to the said James Elmendorf and Peter W. Radcliff, respectively,

and their respective heirs or assigns, to procure or provide one or more such boat or boats, for the use of the said ferry, or to repair

and refit the - boat heretofore used and employed by them on the said ferry, as they may respectively find to be necessary or judge expedient; and that in the mean time, it shall be lawful and deemed sufficient for them, or either of them, to keep or maintain, on the said ferry, one boat upon any plan or mode of construction, which shall be safe and convenient for the transportation, across the said river, of passengers, with their horses, carriages, cattle, merchandize and effects, any thing in the said letters patent contained to the contrary notwithstanding

3. And be it further enacted, That nothing herein contained shall Obligations be taken and construed in any manner to impair any obligations im- pot impaired

by this act. posed by the letters patent granting the said ferry, further than to allow the owners of the said ferry to keep one team or steam-boat, instead of the boats they are required to keep by the said letters patent.

4. And be it further enacted, That the legislature of this state Right to remay, at any time, alter, modify or repeal this act.

peal.

CHAP. 95.

AN ACT to amend the Act entitled An Act to incorporate

the Pleasant Valley Manufacturing and Printing Company, at Pleasant Valley in the County of Dutchess.

Passed March 23, 1827. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the time for organizing the company created by the act hereby amended, as provided by the eleventh section of said act, be and the same is hereby extended for the term of two years from the passage of this act.

2. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful, for the said company to carry on the business authorised by the said act hereby amended, at any place on the Wappinger's creek, between Pleasant Valley and the Hudson river.

CHẠP. 96.

" AN ACT to change the name of the South Presbyterian Church

in the Town of Ulysses.

Passed March 23, 1827. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the religious society now known and distinguished as the south presbyterian church in the town of Ulysses, shall hereafter be known and distinguished as the first presbyterian church in Ithaca.

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