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CHAP. LXXX.

AN ACT to alter the time of holding Town Meetings in the town of Marcellus, in the county of Onondaga.

Passed March 10, 1820. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, 1st Tuesdny

of April for represented in Senate and Assembly, That after the first Tues

town meeting day of April next, the annual town meetings of the freeholders and inhabitants of the town of Marcellus, in the county of Onondaga, shall be held on the first Tuesday of March ; and that all such town officers whose duty it is to nieet on the last Tuesday in March, shall meet on the last Tuesday in February, in every year, to do and transact such business as to their respective offices may appertain.

CHAP. LXXXI.

AN ACT to amend an Act, entitled '« An Act to prevent the destruction of Deer,passed 25th February, 1813.

Passed March 10, 1820. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re- 4th section presented in Senate and Assembly, That the fourth section of the repealed as to act, entitled “ An act to prevent the destruction of deer,” be and the same is hereby repealed, so far as it affects the county of Suffolk.

Suffolk.

CHAP. LXXXII.

purposes.

AN ACT to enable the Mayor, Recorder, and Aldermen, of the city of New York, to raise Money by u Tax.

Passed March 10, 1820. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, 140,000 dolls. represented in Senate and Assembly, That the mayor, recorder, ande for what and aldermen of the city of New-York, as the supervisors of the city and county of New York, or a majority of them, of whom the mayor or recorder shall be one, shall be and hereby are empowered, as soon as conveniently may be, after the passing of this act, to order and cause to be raised, by tax, on the estates, real and personal, of the freeholders and inhabitants of, and situated within said city, and to be collected, a sum not exceeding one hundred and forty-thousand dollars, to be applied to the support and maintenance of the poor of said city and county ; the support and maintenance of criminal persons; the support and repairs of the bridewell and penitentiary of the said city; the repairing and taking care of other public buildings of the said city, belonging to and under

Also a further sum not exceeding

the custody and care of the mayor, aldernien and commonalty of the city of New-York ; the making, regulating, repairing and improving the public roads in the said city and county; the defraying other contingent expenses arising within and properly chargeable to the said city and county ; and for the defraying the expenses which the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the said city of New-York may sustain or be put to in executing the powtrs vested in them by the act, passed the ninth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, entitled “ An act to reduce several laws relating particularly to the city of New-York, into one act ;" and also such further sum, by a tax as aforesaid, as is required to be raised by a tax in the said city, for the support of common schools ; and as may be necessary for supplying the deficiencies of taxes upon any and every of the wards of the said city, imposed or laid during the year oue thousand eight hundred and nineteen, owing to the insolvencies of the collectors of the said wards, or any or either of them, or their inability to collect the said tax, and also for defraying the hole of the expense of collecting the taxes to be raised as aforesaid ; such deficiencies as aforesaid, however, to be assessed on the estates, real and personal, of the inhabitants of, and situated within the said wards respectively where they shall happen as aforesaid ; and also a further sum not

exceeding one hundred and ten thousand dollars, by a tax on the con dolis, &e. estates, real and personal, of the freeholders and inhabitants of,

and situate within the said city, to the southward of a line beginning at the North river, at a place called Decklyne's ferry, a little to the northward of the state-prison, and running thence easterly, in front of the new bank houses, to the road called Sandy-hill road, and through the said road to the northward of Pottersfield and the house of William Neilson, to Broadway ; through Broadway to Thirteenth-street, and through Thirteenth-street to the East river, ir:cluding the lots fronting on both sides of the line thus designated ; to be applied to the payment of so many watchmen as the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New-York, io common council convened, shall appoint and employ, for watching and guarding the said city ; to the purcbasing of oil, providing lamps, and putting up the same, and repairing, cleansing and lighting those which now are, or may hereafter be erected within that part of the said city last described ; to the cleansing and repairing public wells and pumps in the said city, and to the defraying the other contingent expenses arising within, and properly chargeable to that part of the said city to the southward of the line aforesaid, as the said mayor, aldermen and commonalty, in common council convened, may from time to time direct; and also such further sum, by a tax as aforesaid, as may be necessary

for supplying the deficiencies of taxes upon all that part of the said city to the southward of the line aforesajd, during the year one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, owing to the insolvencies of the collectors of the said wards, or any or either of them, or their inability to collect the said tax ; and also for defraying the expenses of collecting said taxes ; such deficiences however to be assessed ou the estates, real and personal, of the freeholders and inhabitants of, and situate within the said wards respectively where they shall happen as aforesaid, to the soutliward of the line aforesaid,

lectors.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said several suins of How to be money shall be assessed in manner directed by the act, entitled where paid. “ An act for the assessment and collection of taxes ;' and each person's tax in one ward shall be collected in one payment, and the monies so collected paid into the hands of the treasurer or chamberlain of the said city, at such times after the passing of this act, as the said mayor, recorder and aldermen, as the supervisors of the city and county of New York, or a majority of them, of whom the mayor or recorder shall be one, shall appoint and direct.

III. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Fees of colcollectors of the first, second and third wards of the said city, to retain in their hands three cents on each dollar by them collected ; the collectors of the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and tenth wards of the said city, to retain in their hands five cents on each dollar by them collected ; and the collector of the ninth ward of the said city, to retain in his hands six cents on each dollar by him collected, and no more, as a full compensation to each of the said collectors respectively, for their trouble in collecting and paying to the said treasurer or chamberlain, the monies which shall be raised by virtue of this act.

IV. And be it further enacted, That whenever any tax of any 14 per cent to description, on the estates, real or personal, of the freeholders be added to and inhabitants of, and situated within the said city, shall remain in paying. unpaid on the day upon which the collectors are limited by law to account for the collection of the same, and the collector of the ward in which the same shall be charged, shall make such affidavit io relation to the said tax, as is specified in the eleventh section of the act, entitled “ Av act for the assessment and collection of taxes,” passed April 5th, 1813, an interest after the rate of fourteen per cent. per annum, to be calculated from the date of the bond of the collector of the ward in which the same was charged, shall be added to the said tax : And further, that it shall be law- Former tages ful to enforce the collection of the said taxes and interest, and also be how exall taxes heretofore imposed upon the personal estate of the inhabitants of said city, in the manner prescribed in and by the act, entitled “ An act for the more effectual collection of taxes and assess ments in the city of New-York,” passed April 12th, 1816,

CHAP. LXXXIII.

AN ACT for the relief of the Commissioners appointed under the Act to improve the Great Northern State Road.

Passed March 10, 1820, BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re

1572. 55c. to presented in Senate and Assembly, That the comptroller is here- be paid to's." by authorised and directed to cause to be paid to Israel Johnson, Johnson, &c. Azel Abel, and James Starbuck, commissioners appointed under the act of 1814, to improve the great northern state road, the sum of one hundred and fifty-seven dollars and fifty-five cents, out of

the debt, due the state from James Caldwell, Esquire, for mo. ney expended in finishing a new road, over and above the said grant.

CHAP. LXXXIV.

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Officers.

AN ACT to incorporate the North River Steam-Boat Company.

Passed March 10, 1820. Corporation I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, re

presented in Senute and Assembly, That Robert L. Livingston, John Townsend, Henry Eckford, Joseph Radman Drake, William James, and Cadwallader D. Colden, and their associates, and all persons who now are, or hereafter may be, holders of the stock

herein after mentioned, are hereby declared to be a body corpoStyle and du- rate, by the name of “ The North River Steam-Boat Company ;'

so to remain and continue until the eleventh day of April, in the

year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight. Capital stock. II. And be it further enacted, That the capital stock of the

said
company

shall consist of and be divided into one thousand shares, of six hundred dollars each ; of which shares the present stockholders, or associates, shall have a number equal to the interest which they now respectively hold, or may from time to time hold, in the capital or stock of the said company.

III. And be it further enacted, That the affairs of the said corporation shall be conducted and managed by five directors, who shall be annually chosen or elected by the stock holders, on the first Monday of May, in every year, which election shall be by ballot, and each stockholder entitled to one vote for each sbare he may own at the time of such election ; and that until such election shall be held, the concerns of the said corporation shall be conducted by the stockholders as heretofore hath been ụsual.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the directors aforesaid, powers of corporation, or a majority of them, and those who may from time to time be

elected, or a majority of them, shall, as soon as may be after their election, appoint one of their pumber to be president; and shall have power to make such by-laws, not inconsistent with the laws of this state, or of the United States ; and to provide by by-laws, or otherwise, for the appointment of such ofticers, agents, clerks and servants, as may be necessary, for transferring the stock of the said corporation, and the better ordering, regulating and conducting the affairs of the said corporation, and the election of directors; and if an election of directors should not be made when, pursuant to this act, the same ought to be inade, the directors for the time being, shall continue to be directors until others be elected.

V. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act conand limita- tained shall be taken to authorise the said corporation to employ

any part of their capital for banking purposes ; nor shall it be construed as in any wise recognizing, altering or extending any privileges or rights, which the present owners of stock may possess in relation to the navigation of the Hudson or North river ;

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nor shall any thing in this act contained, he construed to exonerate the respective stockholders, for the time being, from being liable 10 the owners of any goods, wares, merchandize, produce, or articles which may be carried on freight in any of the steam-boats of the said company, for any loss or damage happening to such goods, wares and merchandize, but that the said stock holders shall be liable to be sued for any such loss or damage, as if this act had never been made,

VI. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for further rethe said corporation to employ any part of their said capital stock, strictions. in building, equipping, or navigating any boats, vessels, or water craft, for the purpose of carrying freight ; and that it shall not be lawful for the said corporation to employ any of their boats or vessels now in use, for the purpose of carrying freight, or otherwise than is now used by the persons now owning or navigating vessels by steam, in the North or Hudson river,

yil. And be it further enacted, That if the rights, powers and when chap privileges of the respective proprietors or stockholders of the steamboats employed in the navigation of the Hudson river, as at pre- poration. sent possessed and exercised in pursuance of any agreement, con, tract, or authority whatever, are not continued and secured to them by by-laws or otherwise, as fully under this incorporation, as they are entitled thereto before the passing of this act, it shall and may be lawful for the party aggrieved to make application to the chancellor, who shall have power and authority to order the directors of this incorporation to carry the requisitions of this section into effect ; and in case they shall refuse so to do, the said chancellor shall have power and authority to declare this act null and void ; and thenceforth this law shall be taken and deemed to be null and void. VIII. And be it further enacted, That the legislature shall have Rights reser

ved. power at all times to modify, ainend, or repeal this act.

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dissolve core

CHAP. LXXXV,

AN ACT for the preservation of Fish in the Chenango river, in the county of Chenango.

Passed March 10, 1820. I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, Spearing ash

prohibited, represented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the passing of this act, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to take or catch any fislı in the Chenango river, or any cove adjoining the same, in the said county of Chepango, by spearing the same, in the inonths of April or May in each and every year, II. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons

Penalty. shall take any fish in any of the said waters, contrary to the provisions of the preceding section of this act, he or they shall for every offence forfeit the sum of ten dollars, to be sued for and recovered by any person who will prosecute for the same, in an action of debt, in his own name, with costs of suit, in any court having cognizance thereof; the one half, when recovered, to be paid

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