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AN ACT relative to the Medical Societies of the counties of
Passed March 24, 1820.
WHEREAS the medical society of the county of Seneca has inadvertently changed the time of holding their anniversary meeting, contrary to the act, entitled "an act to incorporate medical societies, for the purpose of regulating the practice of physic and surgery in this state." And whereas, considerable business has been done by the said society since the altering of the time of holding their said anniversary meeting, whereby great inconvenience and mischiefs are likely to ensue: Therefore,
I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, Certain prorepresented in Senate and Assembly, That all the meetings and ceedings conproceedings of the said medical society of the county of Seneca, since the changing of the time of holding their anniversary meeting as aforesaid, shall be, and are hereby declared as valid and effectual in law, as if the time of holding their annual meeting had never been altered or changed, any law to the contrary notwithstanding, and the anniversary day of the meeting of said society shall hereafter be the first Tuesday of June annually.
II. And be it further enacted, That the anniversary meeting of Anniversary the Onondaga medical society, shall hereafter be held on the second Tuesday of June, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.
AN ACT to amend an act, entitled "an act to prevent horse racing, and for other purposes therein mentioned," passed March 19, 1802, as far as it respects the town of New-Utrecht, in the county of Kings.
Passed March 24, 1820.
1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, Horse racing, represented in Senate and Assembly, That from and after the pas- &c. in Newsing of this act, the owner or owners of every horse, mare or gel- hibitedi ding, that shall be used or employed in horse racing for the trial of speed, within the town of New-Utrecht, in the county of Kings, by his or their privity or permission, whether such racing be for any bet or stakes in money, goods, chattels or other valuable thing or not, shall forfeit for every race so run, the value of every such horse, mare or gelding so employed as aforesaid, to be recovered and applied in the same manner as is directed in and by the third section of the act hereby amended.
II. And be it further enacted, That all racing or running of Declared a horses, mares or geldings for trial of speed, within the town of misdemean New-Utrecht aforesaid, whether the same be for any bet or wager,
500 dols. appropriated for books,&c.
Passed March 24, 1820.
I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, four years. represented in Senate and Assembly, That the act, entitled “an act to improve the agriculture of this state," passed April 7, 1819, be and is hereby extended, with all and singular its provisions, with the exception of the eighth and last clause, for the period of four years, from and after the expiration of the aforesaid act.
II. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer of this state shall pay, on the warrant of the comptroller, to the board of agriculture, out of the unexpended balance of money appropriated for the promotion of agriculture and family domestic manufactures within this state, five hundred dollars, to enable them to purchase such books as they may deem necessary to aid them in publishing their annual volume, and in the diffusion of correct agricultural information.
or not, shall be deemed and adjudged a misdemeanor, and the parties concerned therein shall be punished by fine or imprisonment, at the discretion of any court having cognizance thereof.
Whereas the counties of Niagara and Cattaraugus were not included in the apportionment made by the first section of the act, entitled "An act to improve the agriculture of this state," whereby the sum of ten thousand dollars is appropriated in the manner prescribed in and by said act. Therefore,
III. Be it further enacted, That the additional sum of one hunfor 5 years, dred and seventy-five dollars per year, for the space of five years, appropriated from the seventh of April, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, ties. shall be and hereby is appropriated for the promotion of agriculture and family domestic manufactures, to be distributed in manner following, to wit: to the county of Niagara, one hundred and thirty-five dollars, to the county of Cattaraugus, forty dollars Provided, the said counties of Niagara and Cattaraugus shall form an agricultural society, and in all things comply with the requisites of the act for encouraging the agriculture of this
AN ACT to extend an act, entitled "an act to improve the agriculture of this state," passed April 7, 1819, and for other purposes.
IV. And be it further enacted, That the legislature may at any time, amend or repeal this act.
AN ACT to incorporate the Consistory of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in the city of New-York.
Passed March 24, 1820.
AN ACT erecting a new Town from parts of Batavia and Le
BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the members of the religious society now belonging, or who at any time hereafter shall belong to the congregation of the reformed presbyterian church in the city of New-York, from and immediately after the passing of this act, shall be and hereby are constituted a body corporate and politic, in fact and in law, by the name, style and description of "The consistory of the reformed presbyterian church in the city Style and of New-York ;" and that the said consistory shall be the present era. minister, elders and deacons of the said congregation for the time being, and their successors; and shall by and in their name aforesaid, have, hold, enjoy and possess, all and singular the rights, privileges, liberties and powers as trustees, and be subject to the like duties as are mentioned and described in and by the act, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of religious societies," passed April 5th, 1813; and to hold property in the manner particularly mentioned in and by the said act; the rents, issues and profits whereof shall not annually exceed, in the whole, the sum of five thousand dollars. Provided, That they shall not Proviso, at any time determine or alter the minister's salary, or the annual rent of pews in the church, but that the same shall be always subject to the vote of the congregation, any thing in the said act to the contrary notwithstanding.
Passed March 24, 1820.
I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That such parts of the towns of Batavia and Le Roy, as are contained in the following bounds, to wit: Beginning at the northeast corner of the town of Bethany, thence running west along the bounds of said town to the southwest corner of lot number eleven, in the third section of township number twelve, in the first range of townships on the Holland purchase; thence due north to the south line of township number thirteen, along the road leading from John Debois' to Smith's mills; thence east along the south line of said township number thirteen, to the west line of the town of Bergen; thence east along the south line of the said town of Bergen, to the northeast corner of lot, one hundred and sixteen, on what is commonly called the Pulteney tract; thence due south on the lines of intervening lots, to the south line of the town of Le Roy, at the southeast corner of
Townof Staf ford erected.
lot number eight, in the tenth range of what is commonly called the Cragie tract; thence west on the line between the towns of Le Roy and Covington, to the east line of the town of Bethany; thence north on the transit line, and the east line of the said town of Bethany, to the place of beginning, be and hereby are erected into a new town by the name of Stafford; and the first town meeting to be held at the house of D. & I. Donalds, in said town; and that all the remaining parts of said towns of Batavia and Le Roy shall be and remain separate towns, by the names of Batavia and Le Roy.
II. And be it further enacted, That as soon as may be after the first town meeting, the supervisors and overseers of the poor of the said towns respectively, on notice being given for that purpose by the supervisors of the towns of Batavia and Le Roy aforesaid, shall meet together and divide the money and poor belonging to the said towns of Batavia and Le Roy, previous to the division thereof, agreeable to the last tax list; and that each of the said towns shall for ever thereafter respectively maintain and support their own poor.
S. Van Rensselaer and
AN ACT to incorporate the Albany Savings Bank.
Passed March 24, 1820.
WHEREAS William James, Charles R. Webster, Jesse Buel, John Townsend, and Joseph Alexander, have by their petition presented to the legislature, prayed for an act to incorporate them and their associates, under the style of "The Albany Savings Bank," for the purpose of receiving on deposit such sums of money as may from time to time be offered by tradesmen, mechanics, labourers, minors, servants, and others, and vesting the same in government securities, or in stock of the United States or of this state, for the use, interest and advantage of said depositors and their legal representatives: And whereas the legislature is willing to cherish such institutions as have for their object the encouragement of industry and economy, and the promotion of good morals. Therefore,
I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, reothers incor- presented in Senate and Assembly, That Stephen Van Rensselaer, William James, Joseph Alexander, John Townsend, Charles R. Webster, Jesse Buel, Thomas Russell, Volkert P. Douw, John W. Yates, William Durant, Douw Fonda, Simeon De Witt, Peter Boyd, John Spencer, John L. Winne, William M'Harg, Matthew Gill, Harmanus Bleecker, and Silvanus P. Jermain, and their associates, shall be and are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name of " The Albany savings bank ;" and by that name they shall have perpetual succession; and shall be persons capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts and places whatsoever; and may have a common
seal, with power to change and alter the same from time to time; and shall be capable of purchasing, taking, holding and enjoying to them and their successors, any real estate in fee simple or otherwise, and any goods, chattels, and personal estate, which shall be necessary for the purposes above recited; and of selling, leasing, or otherwise disposing of the said real and personal estate, or any part thereof, at their pleasure: Provided always, That the clear Proviso, annual value of such real and personal estate, exclusive of the profits that may arise from the interest accruing upon the stock, or from the sale of any stock in which the deposits inade in said bank may be invested, shall not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars; and that the trustees or managers of said institution shall not, di- Officers to rerectly or indirectly, receive any pay or emolument for their ser- ceive no pay. vices ;uor shall they issue any notes, make any discounts, or transact any business which belongs to, or is transacted by, incorporated banks, other than is herein specified: Provided also, That the funds of the said corporation shall be used and appropriated to the promotion of the object stated in the preamble to this act, in the manner herein mentioned, and those only.
II. And be it further enacted, That the said association so Deposits. incorporated, shall receive as deposits, from persons of the description contained in the recital to this act, all sums of money that may be offered for the purpose of being invested as aforesaid, which shall be invested accordingly; and shall be repaid to each depositer when required, and at such times and with such interest, and under such regulations, as the board of trustees to be appointed as is hereinafter mentioned, shall from time to time prescribe; which regulations shall be put up in some public and conspicuous place in the room where the business of the said corporation shall be transacted, but shall not be altered so as to affect any deposit which shall have been previously made; no president or vice-president, trustee or accountant, shall, directly or indirectly, borrow or use the funds of the corporation, except to pay necessary current expenses; and all certificates or evidences of deposit, made by the proper officer, shall be as binding on the corporation as if they were under their common seal; and the said corporation shall from time to time have power to make, constitute, ordain and establish by-laws and regulations, as they shall judge proper, for the election of their officers, for prescribing their respective functions and the mode of discharging the same; for regulating the times and places of meeting of the officers and trustees; and for transacting, managing and directing the affairs of the institution: Provided, such by-laws and regulations are not Proviso. repugnant to this act, to the constitution and laws of this state, or of the United States: Provided further, That it shall be the duty of the trustees of the said bank to regulate the rate of interest to be allowed to the depositors, so that they shall receive a rateable proportion of all the profits of the said bank, after deducting therefrom all necessary expenses authorised by this act to be incurred.
III. And be it further enacted, That the officers of the said in- officers. stitution shall consist of a president and three vice-presidents, who together with fifteen trustees, shall constitute a board of managers, five of whom, provided the president or one of the vice-presidents be present, assembling at the time and place designated by the