Графични страници
PDF файл
ePub

Preamble

CHAP. CXI.
AN ACT for the relief of Margaret Amerman and others.

Passed March 24, 1820. WHEREAS in and by the last will and testament of Abraham Outen Bogart, late of the city of New-York, gentleman, a certain bequest of one equal ninth part of the rest, residue and remainder of his estate, (after paying several previous bequests,) is directed to be put out at interest, and the interest arising there from is give en unto Margaret Amerman, (wile of Thomas Amerman, and daughter of the testator's brother, Joseph, deceased,) during the term of her natural life, to be paid to her annually, upon her own receipt; but in case the said Margaret Amerman should happen to survive her said husband, then thie testator's executors are directed by the said will, to pay unto her the said principal sum so put out at interest for her use ; and in case the said Margaret should not survive her said husband, then upon her decease, the said principal sum is directed to be equally divided among her children : And whereas it has been represented to the legislature that the said Margaret is about sixty-three years of age; that all her snrviving children are, Abraham Bogart Amerman, Thomas Albert Amerman, Jane Amerman, and Cornelia B. Amerman, and are all of the age of twenty-one years : That Thomas Amerman, the husband of the said Margaret, is aged fifty-seven years : That the said Margaret and her said children are desirous that the said bequest, amounting to two thousand dollars, should be paid over to the said Margaret, in order that a permanent provision for the support of herself and her said children may be made therewith : That such a disposition of sail bequest at this time, will be greatly advantageous to the said Margaret and her children : That the surviving executors of the last will aforesaid, have acceded to and recommended the propriety of such disposition, and that it will not defeat the intentions of the testator, but will accommodate the parties interested, and be in conformity to the spirit of the said last will and testament, and to the intentions of the testator : Therefore,

BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, nem ? Amera represented in Senute and Assembly, That it shall and may be man, under lawful for the chancellor of this state, on application to him for

that
purpose,

due proof of the facts above stated, and if
in his opinion the same shall be adviseable, to authorise and
direct the executors of the said last will of Abraham Outen Bo-
gart, to pay over to the said Margaret Amerman, the amount of
the said legacy or bequest, upon the said Margaret and her chil-
dren above named, executing to the said executors a good and suf-
ficient release and discharge of and from the said legacy or be-

quest, and of and from all their claims for, by reason of, or on acProvisc. count of the same : Provided, That the chancellor, before he au

thorises and directs the said payment, shall be satisfied that the
making such disposition, under all the circumstances that may be
proved before hin, will not be unjust, as it regards the rights and
interests of the husband of the said Margaret, or any person or
persons whomsoever.

Certain mr. nies payable

directions of chancellor.

and upon

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

AN ACT to authorise a grant of land under water, in the city of Hudson, to Robert Center und Joseph Goodwin.

Passed March 24, 1820. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re- T. Jenkins"& presented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be lawful J. Paddock for, and the coininissioners of the land-ofäce are hereby re- tain estate. quired to cause the value of the lot occupied by Robert Center and Joseph Goodwin, in the city of Hudson, in the south bay, adjoining the wharf of Thomas Jenkins, independent of any improvements thereon, to be ascertained by the appraisal of Thomas Jenkins and Judah Paddock, and to direct the appraisal to be returned to the office of the surveyor-general of this state, and thereupop, and on the payment of such appraised value into the treasury of this state, the said commissioners may and shall issue letters patent therefor to issued to R. the said Robert Center and Joseph Goodwin, and to their heirs Center and J. and assigns forever, as tenants in common: Provided always, That tbis grant do not interfere with the right of property of any individual : and the commissioners shall be paid by Robert Center and Joseph Goodwin all proper charges of the appraisement,

Patent to be

Proriso.

CHAP. CXIII.

Clure.

Previso,

AN ACT authorising the Comptroller to loan money to George

M'Clure.

Passed March 28, 1820. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, re- 7500 dls. loa presented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be the duty of nod to G. Mthe comptroller to loan to George M'Clure a sum not exceeding seven thousand five hundred dollars, out of any inonies not otherwise appropriated for public purposes during the present session of the legislature, and that the comptrolier be authorised to draw his warrant on the treasurer for the same : Provided, That the said loan shall not be made until the same be secured to the people of this state, by a sufîcient bond, conditioned for the annual pay. ment of the interest, at the rate of seven per centum perannum, and the repayment of the principal in ten years, five years without pay- : ment of any of the principal, and at the expiration of that time, fifteen hundred dollars to be paid each year on the principal, and the interest to be paid annually on the whole suin due ; nor until the said payments be further secured by a mortgage or mortgages, on upincumbered real estate, exclusive of the buildings erected thereon, of at least double the value of the amount so loaned, to be appraised by a majority of the judges of the court of common pleas of Steuben county, under oath, to be administered by the clerk of,

Duty of said county, certified to the comptroller: And further, That the comptroller & title whereof to be approved of hy the comptroller and attorney. aurra general.

( HAP, CXIV.

maintain a dam, &e,

AN ACT authorising Simeon Rogers, his heirs and assigns, to

muintain a dum across the eastern branch of the Chenungo river, in the town of Greene, and county of Chenango.

Passed March 28, 1820. S. Rogers to 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York,

represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for Simeon Rogers, his heirs and assigns, to maintain a dain across the Chenango river, in the town of Greene, in the county of Chenango, just above the Chenango forks, so called, at the place

where his damn now stands, not exceeding five feet in height above Provisc. low water mark : Provided however, That there shall be left in

said dam a place or sluiceway of at least forty feet in width, which sball be at least two feet lower than the other parts of said dam, and an apron of at least forty feet in length and of an even ascent, to admit the passage of boats, arks and rafts, and the sides of the apron to be secured in such manner as to prevent boats, arks and rafts from running off the sides thereof; and it shall and may be lawful for him or them to keep the said sluiceway shut at

all times except in the seasons of arking and rafting. Recital,

And whereas it is not intended that the above granted privileges shall intercept or impede the navigation of the said river in

any way : Therefore, Rights reser. II. Be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for ved by the legislature.

the legislature of this state, at any time hereafter, when in their opinion the public interest shall require it, either to amend or repeal this act.

CHAP,CXY.

AN ACT relative to the common lands of the freeholders and in

habitants of Hurlaem.

Passed March 28, 1820.

Preamble.

WHEREAS the freeholders and inhabitants of Harlaein, in the ninth ward of the city of New-York, are entitled, under certain patents granted to them in the year one thousand six hundred and sixty-six, to certain common lands, situate in the said ninth ward of the city of New-York : And whereas, by an act of assembly of the then colony of New York, passed the twenty-fourth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-two, the division line between the common lands of the then city of New-York, and the then town of Harlaem, was settled by commissioners named in the said act, And whereas the said common lands being at present waste and unproductive, and liable to be sold under assessments of the corporation of the city of New-York, for opening the avenues to the said city, it has been deemed expedient by the said freeholders and inhabitants, and for their interest, that the same should

be sold, and they have in and by their petition, prayed for power to sell the same : Therefore,

I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, J. Dyekman represented in Senate and Assembly, That Jacobus Dyckman, appointer Peter Meyer, Samuel Watkins, James Bogert, junior, and Robert trustees, and R. Hunter be, and they are hereby declared to be trustees for the trust declar: said freeholders and inhabitants, and seised in fee simple of the said common lands ; in trust, however, for the said freeholders and inhabitants, and invested with power to take possession of the said common lands, for the use of the said freeholders and inhabitants, to institute in their own names any suits either in law or equity, for the recovery of damages for any trespasses committed or that may be committed on the said lands, and for the obtaining possession of the said lands, or any part thereof, of which the said freeholders and inhabitants may have been unlawfully dispossessed, and to sell the said common lands, or any part thereof, either at public or private sale, for the best price or prices they can obtain for the same; and to execute in their own names conveyances for the same, and which shall be valid in the law, to convey to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, the fee simple of the land so sold, and all the right, title and interest of the said freeholders and inhabitants, of, in and to the same; and the powers aforesaid granted to the said trustees, are also hereby granted to the survivors of them : Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be con- Provisgstrued to impair, affect or destroy the legal rights of any person now in possession of any part of such common lands, but that the same shall be and remain as before the passage of tbis act.

II. And be ft further enacted, That the said trustees shall Trustees to keep a regular book of account of all monies which shall come to

keep boots, their hands, and of their disbursements, in relation to their said trust, and also a book of minutes, in which shall be regularly entered their proceedings from time to time, the particulars of the sales of the said common lands, the names of purchasers, and the consideration movies respectively paid or payable thereupon, and to which, at reasonable times, the said freeholders and inhabitants shall have access; and the said trustees may deduct from the amount of monies they shall thus receive, the amount of all their disbursements and expenses incurred in the execution of their said trust, together with five per cent, commissions on the net amount of the monies they shall receive, as a compensation for their service.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees are here- Tố pay by authorised, out of the movies they shall receive as aforesaid, to pay such assessments, impositions and charges as are justly charg, able on the said lands, and to reimburse the said freeholders and inhabitants, such sum or sums of money as they, or any of them, have had to pay for the protection of the rights of common of the said freeholders and inhabitants, and from and after such deductions and payments as aforesaid, the said trustees are hereby authorised to distribute and pay out of the residue of the said monies as follows: the sum of three thousand dollars thereof to the trustees of the Harlaem Harlacu lilibrary for the benefit of the said library; the sum of three thousand brary. five hundred dollars thereof to the trustees of the Hamilton school, 3500d. to for the benefit of that school ; the sum of four thousand dollars thereof

&c.

tain monies.

3000d. to

Hamitten school.

4500d. to a third and

terest.

tions.

4000d. to on to the trustees of such school as may be established in the village of

Harlaem; and the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars thereof to the trustees of such school as may be established in the vil

lage of Manhattanville; the sum of two thousand dollars thereof to fourth school. the trustees of such school as may be established on the said com

mon lands, the same to be applied by the respective trustees to the benefit of said last mentioned schools, and until the said schools are

established, the said trustees appointed in and by this act, shall Funds to be place the said fund out at interest, on good landed security, in the placed at in

city of New-York, to accumulate for the benefit of the said schools,

and the surplus monies that may be in the hands of the said trusSurplus appropriated to tees after payment of the said appropriations, shall be distributed certain reli

by them among the several religious congregations of the said freegious associa

holders and inhabitants, in proportion to the number of churchmembers in each, their respective proportions to be paid to their respective trustees, to be by them placed out at interest on real security as aforesaid, and the yearly interest to be applied to the benefit of their respective religious establishments.

IV. And be it further enacted, That if the inonies received by the said trustees shall not be sufficient to pay the several appropriations herein before made, then the said trustees shall first assessments, impositions and charges, as are justly chargeable on the said lands, and shall also reimburse the said freeholders and inhabitants, such sum or sums of money as they or any of them have had to pay for the protection of the rights of common of the said freeholders and inhabitants, and the rest, residue and remainder shall be applied to the several purposes in the last section of this act mentioned, in proportion to the several sums therein set forth.

Funds if not sufficient how distributed.

pay such

CHAP. CXVI.

AN ACT authorising a Transcript of certain Deeds to be taken from the records in the county of Tioga, and lodged in the Clerk's Office, in the county of Broome.

Passed March 30, 1820.

Certain rewords to be

I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, tra meribed. represented in Senate and Assembly, That the supervisors of the

several towns in the county of Broome, (provided all of the said supervisors shall in their discretion deem it expedient so to do,) be and are hereby authorised to employ the clerk of the county of Tioga, to transcribe from the records in the clerk's office in the county of Tioga, such deeds as were given for lands now lying in the county of Broome, and which deeds had been recorded therein previous to the division of the county of Tioga, and the erection of

the county of Broome. Legal effect II. And be it further enacted, That the said, transcripts be made in a proper book or books, to be provided for that

purpose, and when so made, shall be placed and kept in the clerk's office, in the county of Broome ; and the same, or a copy thereof, duly certified by the clerk of the said county of Brooine, may be read in evidence and made use of in all cases, in like manner and to the

thereof.

« ПредишнаНапред »