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Rooms to be provided.

Jurors, how

Salaries to be paid.

II. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the mayor, aldermen, and commonalty of the city of New-York, to provide suitable rooms for the accommodation of the courts to be held by the said assistant justices, and that they shall respectively be held within the wards for which the said assistant justices shall respectively be appointed, and at such places as the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New-York may from time to time provide for that purpose.

III. And be it further enacted, That the jurors who shall be selected, and nominated for the trial of actions before the said assistant justices, to the wards. shall be selected out of the wards for which they shall respective

ly be appointed : And further, That all suits shall be commenced before the assistant justice of the wards in which either the plaintiff or defendant shall reside, except in suits brought by, or in behalf of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of NewYork, or by, or against non-resident plaintiffs or defendants, which may be commenced and prosecuted before either of the said assistant justices : And further, That it shall not be lawful for either of the parties to any suit, before any assistant justices of the city of New-York, or before the justices of the justices court in and for the city and county of New-York, after the day in which an order has been made for an adjournment, to demand of the said court that such action be tried by jury.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the said assistant justices, instead of receiving for their own use the fees now allowed by law to the assistant justices of the city of New-York, shall each be paid a yearly salary of one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, in equat quarterly payments, by the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New-York, out of which the said assistant justices shall pay all the necessary expenses of their said courts, including fuel, the usual blank forms and stationary : And further, That all such fees as may accrue or become payable, shall be received for the use of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the eity of New-York, in the manner herein after directed,

V. And be it further enacted, That each of the said assistant justice. justices shall have a clerk, who shall be appointed and paid for bis

services by the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New-York, and shall be removable at their pleasure ; that each of the said clerks, before he shall enter upon the duties of his office, shall take an oath before the mayor of the said city, faithfully and honestly to discharge the duties of his office, and shall also enter into a bond, with one or more sufficient sureties, to the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, in the penal sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, and conditioned that the said clerk shall well and faithfully discharge all the duties of his office, according to law.

VI. And be it further enacted, That the said clerks shall make process how out and sign all process, and cause to be entered in

proper

books signed, &c.

to be kept for that purpose, a docket or register of the returns of the same, and also proper entries of all the proceedings before the assistant justices to whom they shall respectively be appointed clerk, and shall also collect and receive for the use of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, all costs of suits and fines which may be imposed by the said assistant justices

Clerk to each

Duty of clerk,

A certain

respectively, and exhibit an account of the same monthly to the comptroller of the said city, which account shall state the title of each suit which shall have been commenced in the said court, in which any fees shall have been received, during the preceding montb, and the amount of the fees which shall have been received in the same respectively, without specifying the particular items, and also the fines which shall have been received, and by whom paid, which account shall be verified by the oath of the clerk, and the amount of the monies so received, shall be forthwith paid over by him to the chamberlain of the said city : And further, That before any such account shall be delivered to the comptroller, it shall be exhibited by the clerk to the assistant justice in whose court such fees and fines were collected, and it shall be the duty of such assistant justice to examine such accounts, and compare the same with the registers and minutes of his court, and to certify whether the same appears to him to be correct or not. VII. And be it further enacted, That the fees of the assistant Fres, by

whom paid. justices shall be paid by the parties for whom the respective services are rendered at the time of rendering the same.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That so much of the one hundred and thirty fifth section of the act hereby amended, as pro- section revides for the appointment of one proper person in and for each of pealed. the respective wards of the city of New-York, to be known and distinguished by the name of assistant justices of the city of NewYork, he and the same is hereby repealed, excepting so far as relates to the ninth ward of the said city : Provided always, That the Provisa. several persons now holding the said offices, shall be authorized to complete all business commenced before them, in the same manner they would have been if this act had not passed.

IX. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for more than thirty of the marshals of the said city to serve process issuing out of the court of any assistant justice of the city of NewYork, or out of the justices court in and for the city and county of New-York, and that it shall not be lawful for any marshal to serve any such process until he shall have been commissioned to serve process issuing out of the said courts by the mayor of the said city under his hand and seal.

X. And be it further enacted, That the said assistant justices to further powbe appointed by virtue of this act, shall respectively have and ex- ant justices. ercise the powers of justices of the peace. XI. And be it further enacted, That the fees, which shall be

Fees regulatpaid to the assistant justices, in all cases when more than twenty-ed. five dollars is recovered, shall be the same as are paid to the justices of the justices' court of the said city in like cases.

XII. And be it further enacted, That such parts of the several other laws, acts of the legislature of this state, which shall relate to the assistant justices in and for the said city of New York, as are not otherwise provided for by this act, shall have the same force and effect, to all intents and purposes, which they would have had provided the provisions of this act had been incorporated with, and made part of the act hereby amended, at the time the same was passed.

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&c. declared in force.

CHAP. II.

ator to be

AN ACT to provide for the election of a Senator to represent this State in the Senate of the United States.

Passed January 7, 1820. 8th Jan. sen- BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, rechosen.

presented in Senate and Assembly, That the Senate and Assembly of this state shall, on the eighth day of January instant, proceed to the choice of a senator to represent this state in the senate of the United States, in the place of Rufus King, whose term of service has expired, and that such choice shall be made in the manner prescribed in and by the act, entitled.“ An act prescribing the times, places and manner of holding elections for senatori to represent this state in the senate of the congress of the Unite ! States of America,” passed 20th March, 1801.

CHAP. III.

Certain

proceedings valid.

AN ACT relating to the assistant justices of the city of New .

York,

Passed January 11, 1820. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That notwithstanding any thing contained in “ An act to amend an act, entitled “ An act to reduce several laws relating particularly to the city of NewYork into one act, so far as it relates to assistant justices,” passed January 4th, 1820, the process and proceedings of the assistant justices in and for the said city of New-York, and of the of ficers of the said courts, shall be deemed legal and valid, to all intents and purposes, whether the same shall have been commenced or continued since the passage of the said act, as if the said act

had not been passed, until the first day of February next : dnd Marshals further, That no marshal, from and after the said first day of service pro- February, shall serve process issuing out of the marine court of

the city of New York, unless he is one of the commissioned numa ber described in the ninth section of the act hereby amended.

CHAP. IV.

AN ACT to enable the Trustees of the State Library to curry

into effect a resolution of the Senate and Assembly, authorising them to purchase one of Theodore Newell's astronomia *cal machines.

Passed January 14, 1820. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, repayable to T. presented in Senate and Assembly, That the comptroller draw Newell.

his warrant on the treasury, for one thousand dollars, in favor of

1000 dollars

the trustees of the state library, to enable them to carry into effeot a concurrent resolution of the last session, authorizing them to purchase of Theodore Newell, one of his newly invented astronomical machines.

CHAP. V.

AN ACT to amend an act to divide the town of Saratoga, in the

county of Saratoga.

Passed January 21, 1820. f

BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re- First towne presented in Senate and Assembly, That the first town-meeting wheting

where held, to be held in and for the town of Saratoga, in the county of SaraTi taga, be held at the Baptist Church, in said town; and that so inéach of the act hereby amended, as is inconsistent herewith be,

and the same is hereby repealed.

CHAP.VI.

AN ACT authorising a donation of a copy of the laws of the

state, for the use of the Atheneum of Philadelphia, and of
the town of Boston.

Passed January 21, 1820. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, re- Donations to presented in Senate and Assembly. That the secretary of state ho, and he is hereby authorised, to cause to be delivered, to the delphia and

Boston., Athenæum of the city of Philadelphia, and of the town of Boston, or to such person in their behalf, as they shall name, a copy of the laws of this state, heretofore passed ; and that the secretary of state may hereafter deliver to the directors, aforesaid, a copy of the laws, to be hereafter passed, at each succeeding session of the legislature.

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CHAP. VII.

AN ACT to alter the time of holding town meetings, in the towns

therein mentioned,

Passed January 21, 1820, BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, re- Town-meetpresented in Senale and Assembly, That from and after the pass-ing in Har. ing of this act, the annual town meetings in the towns of Harmo- and Beti any. ny, in the county of Chautauque, and Ischua, in the county of Catteraugus, and Bethany, in the county of Genesee, shall be held on the first Tuesday of March, annually ; and that all such town officers, whose duty it is to meet on the last Tuesday in March, shall meet on the last Tuesday in February, iņ every year, to do

and transact such business as to their respective offices may ap. pertain.

CHAP. VIII.

AN ACT to alter the time of holding the October Term, of the

Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions of the Peace, in and for the county of Oswego.

Passed January 21, 1820. Court on 3d BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, reSept. annual- presented in Senate and Assembly, That the courts of common ly. pleas and general sessions of the peace, in and for the county of

Oswego, shall bereafter be holden on the third Tuesday of September, in every year, instead of the first Tuesday of October.

CHAP. IX.

Preamble.

AN ACT to enable the Wardens and Vestry of Saint Peter's

Church, in the village of Waterville, and town of Stamford, to sell and convey real estate.

Passed January 21, 1820. WHEREAS the wardens and 'vestry of Saint Peter's church, situate in the village of Waterville, town of Stamford, and county of Delaware, have, by their petition, represented that they own, and are in possession of ce ain lands and tenements, situate in said county of Delaware, and that the interest of said church might be promoted by a sale thereof, which they are not empow

ered to make: Therefore, Power to sell

BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, recertain estate presented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be law

ful for the wardens and vestry of Saint Peter's church, to sell and dispose of, and convey, in fee simple, all lands and tenements, which have, or may come to their possession, except the lot of land, situated on Pine-hill, so called, in the said village of Waterville, on which the building of the church is erected, and to loan the amount of the consideration money, which they may from time

to time receive therefor; or vest the same in public stock, as they Proviso. sball deem most advantageous to the said church : Provided al

ways, That it shall not be lawful for the said wardens and vestry, to expend the principal sum or sums, or any part thereof, which may arise from such sales.

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