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tain duties of a Justice of the Supreme Court, in
Passed January 7, 1828. The People of the State of New-York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: How ap- $ 1. The person administering the government of this pointed.
state shall, from time to time, nominate, and with the consent of the senate, appoint a fit and proper person as a commissioner, to reside in the county of Suffolk, and also one other such person to reside in the county of Lewis, who by virtue of this act shall respectively be authorised and required to perform the duties of a justice of the supreme court, and to do and execute every trust and power according to the practice of the said court, the judges thereof may perform and execute out of court in all cases, both civil and criminal, to allow writs of habeus corpus and certiorari, and also to execute an act for relief against absent and absconding debtors, the act for giving relief in cases of insolvency, and the act to abolish imprisonment for debt in certain cases, and the several acts amending the same, or either of them, in like manner as the justices of the supreme court, or either of them, may or might allow and execute the same.
§ 2. The said commissioners shall be severally authorised and required to execute and perform the trusts and
powers conferred upon the other supreme court commissioners in this state, in and by the revised statutes thereof, whenever such revised statutes shall respectively take effect.
Qualifica $ 3. The said commissioners shall be of the degree of
counsellor in the supreme court, and before they enter upon the duties of their office, shall respectively take and subscribe, before the clerk, or one of the judges of the court of common pleas, of the said counties in which they respectively reside, an oath, well and truly to execute and perform the duties prescribed in and by this act, which oaths shall be filed in the offices of the clerks of their respective counties.
8 4. It shall be lawful for the said commissioners severally to take and receive the same fees for the services performed by virtue of this act, as the recorders of the several cities in this state are allowed for the like seryices.
Passed January 7, 1828. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
$1. Rhesa Beardsley, of the county of Oneida, may at all times hereafter take to himself the Christian names of Henry Gregory, and that he shall in all cases whatsoever, be called and known by the name of Henry Gregory Beardsley; and that all acts and deeds done and performed by the said Rhesa Beardsley, by and under the name of Henry Gregory Beardsley, or Henry G. Beardsley, relating to his real and personal estate, and transactions in business, be and the same are hereby confirmed.
Passed January 7, 1828. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
$1. That from and after the passing of this act, Charles Edward Ellis, of the city of New-York, shall be called and known by the name of Charles Edwards.
Passed January 10, 1828.
§ 1. All the right, title, claim and interest, which the Real esta people of this state have, or can have, in and to any lands, tenements or hereditaments within this state, of which Joseph Palmer, her late husband, died seized, by reason of his not leaving heirs at law to inherit the same, be and the same is hereby declared to be released unto and vested in the said Chloe Palmer, her heirs and assigns.
§ 2. All the rights, title and interest which the people of this state have, or can have, in and to the personal estate and effects within this state, of which the said Joseph Palmer died possessed, or was at the time of his death entitled to, be and the same is hereby declared to be released unto and vested in the said Chloe Palmer, her executors, administrators and assigns.
CHAP. 6. AN ACT making further appropriation for the building of the State Prison at Mount-Pleasant.
Passed January 12, 1828. The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Appropria. § 1. The treasurer shall pay to the commissioners ap$35,000
pointed by the act, entitled "An act authorising the erection of a state prison in the first or second senate district of this state, and for other purposes," passed March 7, 1825, the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars, at such times as the same may be wanted, for the building of said prison, and in sums not exceeding ten thousand dollars at any one time, and the expenditure thereof to be accounted for before any
other sums shall be advanced. Chaplain's § 2. The commissioners are hereby authorised and di
rected to employ a chaplain for said prison, at a salary of three hundred dollars; and shall be credited in their account, for any payments heretofore made to any chaplain who may have officiated in said prison.
The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
8 1. It shall be lawful for the directors of the Mechanic Fire Insurance Company of the city of New York, to reduce the capital stock of the said company, from five hundred thousand dollars, to three hundred thousand dollars ; and a share in the said stock, from fifty dollars to thirty dollars, at such time or times, and in such manner, and subject to such regulations, as the directors of the said company may prescribe and adopt.
the county of Herkimer, to sell the present Poor-
Passed January 15, 1828.
§ 1. The board of supervisors of the county of Herki-Sale of poc mer, may, at any time hereafter, sell and dispose of the lands, tenements and buildings, comprising the present poor-house in said county, in such manner, and in such parts and parcels, as the said board may direct.
§ 2. It shall be the duty of the board of supervisors of the said county, to invest the monies for which the said how to be poor-house and lands shall be sold, in the purchase of one or more other tracts of land, and the erecting and building a poor-house for the said county, according to the provisions and directions contained in Title I. of Chapter XIX. of part one of the Revised Statute's.
§ 3. Any deed or deeds, or other conveyance of the said lands and tenements, duly made and executed by a majority of the said board of supervisors, under their respective hands and seals, shall be good and valid in law, and shall vest in the purchaser or purchasers thereof, all the estate, right and title of the said county, or the said board of supervisors, or the superintendents of the county poor-house of, in and to the same lands and tenements,
An Act to amend an act, entitled "An act to incor
porate the village of Palmyra, in the county of Wayne,” passed 29th March, 1827.
Passed January 15, 1828. The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do declare and enact as follows: Eleotion of
8 1. The freeholders and inhabitants in the village of trustees. Palmyra, qualified to vote in town-meetings, may, on the
first Monday in February, in every year, elect five discreet freeholders, resident within said village, to be trustees thereof.
§ 2. The justices of the peace in said village, shall give one week's notice in the newspaper printed in said village, of the time and place of meeting for such election, in Fe-. bruary next; and in every year thereafter, the trustees in office shall give the like notice of such election.
§ 3. Any omission to elect trustees in said village, heretofore or hereafter, shall not work a forfeiture of the said act of incorporation.
CHAP. 10. ,
Peace in the towns of Vienna and Verona in the
Passed January 15, 1828. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
§ 1. The inspectors of the last annual elections in the towns of Vienna in the county of Oneida, Hancock in the county of Delaware, and Clermont in the county of Columbia, are hereby required to make a return of the canvass . and estimate of the votes given for justices of the peace at such election, to the clerks of their respective counties, within twenty days after the passage of this act.
$ 2. On receiving such canvass and estimate of votes, or within ten days thereafter the clerks of the respective counties shall examine the certificates of the inspectors, and on
Vienna, Hancock and Clermont.