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$ 4. The president and trustees shall, from time to time, Firemen. appoint, during their pleasure, a competent number of able and reputable inhabitants of said village, to take the care and management of the fire engine and apparatus thereunto belonging, and other implements and tools which are or may be procured by the board of trustees for extinguishing fires.

firemen.

S9. It shall be the duty of such firemen to be ready, at all Duty of times, with the engines, tools, and implements committed to their care, to aid in extinguishing any fire which may happen within said village.

S 10. Every person who shall become a fireman of the vil- Their privilage of Utica, at any time subsequent to the first day of May- leges. next, and shall faithfully serve as such for the term of ten years, shall be, during such term of service, exempted from serving on juries; and, except in cases of insurrection or invasion, shall be, during such term, and forever thereafter, exempted from military duty.

$11. Every person who, on the said first day of May next, n. shall have been a fireman of said village ten year, and shall faithfully serve as such one year thereafter; every person who, on the said day, shall have been such fireman nine years, and shall faithfully serve as such two years thereafter; every perso who, on said day, shall have been such fireman eight years, and shall faithfully serve as such three years thereafter; every person who, on said day, shall have been such fireman seven years, and shall faithfully serve as such four years thereafter; every person who, on said day, shall have been such fireman six years, and shall faithfully serve as such five years thereafter; every person who, on said day, shall have been such fireman five years, and shall faithfully serve as such six years thereafter; every person who, on said day, shall have been such fireman four years, and shall faithfully serve as such seven years thereafter; every person who, on said day, shall have been such fireman three years, and shall faithfully serve as such eight years thereafter; every person who, on said day, shall have been such fireman two years, and shall faithfully serve as such nine years thereafter; and every person who shall have been such fireman one year, and shall faithfully serve as such ten years thereafter; shall be exempted as provided in the last section.

$12. The president and trustees shall have power to make Rnlos and such rules and regulations for the government of the said fire-regulations. men, and to impose such reasonable fines and forfeitures upon them, or any of them, for default of the duties and services thereby to be required of them, as the said president and trustees shall from time to time think proper.

They may

$ 13. It shall be lawful for the president and trustees, for be removed. incapacity, neglect of duty, or misconduct, to remove and displace all or any of the firemen now appointed or to be appointed by virtue of this act, and to appoint others in their place.

Register of

names.

Exemption.

Licenses.

Amount to

$ 14. The name of each person so appointed as aforesaid, shall be registered with the clerk of the said village; and his certificate shall be sufficient evidence in all courts and cases, of such privilege and exemption as provided in this act.

$15. The fire wardens in said village shall be exempt from military duty, and from serving as jurors, during the time they shall hold the office of fire warden.

S16. It shall be lawful for the president and trustees to grant licenses to such persons only as have received a license from the commissioners of excise of the town of Utica, to retail spirituous liquors to be drank in the house, shop, out-house, or yard of the person so licensed; and to require of such person, the same recognizance as, by the thirteenth section of the act hereby amended, they are authorised to receive from grocers; except so far as the said recognizance is repugnant to the license by this section authorised to be granted.

$ 17. All persons who shall be licensed pursuant to the last be paid for section, shall pay to the trustees of the village, for the use thereof, such sum as the said trustees may direct, not less than seven dollars; and the fee of two dollars, by the twelfth section of the act hereby amended directed to be paid to the president of the village, shall also be paid into the treasury of the said village, for the use thereof.

Election.

Annual

meeting of trustees.

$ 18. The election directed to be held by the sixth and seventh sections of the act hereby amended, shall, after the second Monday in May next, be held on the first Tuesday in March in each year; and the officers to be chosen on the said second Monday of May next, shall severally hold their offices until the first Tuesday in March next, and until others shall have been chosen in their places.

$ 19. The annual meeting of the trustees directed to be held on the third Monday of May in each year, by the tenth section of the act hereby amended, shall, after the third Monday of May next, be held on the second Tuesday of March in each year; and the officers appointed on the said third Monday of May next, pursuant to the said tenth section of the act hereby amended, shall severally hold their offices until the second Tuesday of March next, and until others shall have been appointed in their places.

CHAP. 112.

AN ACT authorising the Sale of certain Lands in the
Mine Reservation, in the County of Cayuga.

Passed April 5, 1830.

made to the occupants.

The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: $1. The commissioners of the land-office are hereby au- Grants to he thorised and required to grant to the several occupants of lands in subdivision number six in the Mine reservation, in the county of Cayuga, letters patent for the parts of said subdivision by them severally and respectively occupied, if they shall, on or before the first day of January next, pay therefor one-fourth part of the price of such lands, fixed by the valuation thereof, made by David Thomas and Humphrey Howland, and filed in the land-office on the twenty-eighth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, together with interest thereon from the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and a proportionate average of the expense of such valuation; and also secure the remaining three-fourths of such valuation, with interest thereon as aforesaid, by bonds and mortgages to the people of this state, to be paid in four equal annual instalments, from the first day of January next, with interest payable annually.

limited.

$2. Said patents shall not be issued at any time after the Time first day of January next; nor shall any bond or mortgage, for securing any of the above payments, be taken for any sum less than fifty dollars; and if the amount which will be owing by any of said occupants, after having paid the fourth part of the valuation price and interest, shall be less than fifty dollars, such occupant shall pay the remaining three-fourths which he shall owe, at the time of receiving such patent.

СНАР. 113.

AN ACT to incorporate the Ontario High School.

Passed April 6, 1830.

The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$1. Asahel Beach, Jonathan Buell, Elihu Ingersoll, John Corporation Lapham, Joseph Rawson and their associates, are hereby de- created. clared a body corporate and politic, for the promotion of literature and improvement in education, by the name of the On

tario High School, whose operations shall be carried on in the town of Victor, in the county of Ontario.

Capital stock $ 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall be three thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of twentyfive dollars each, and shall be deemed personal property, and shall be transferable in such manner as shall be prescribed by the by-laws of said corporation; and when any of the said shares shall have been transferred, either by operation of law or otherwise, the assignee shall be entitled to all the privileges of an original stockholder.

May be increased.

Trustees.

Election.

$3. The stockholders, by a majority of two-thirds of all the votes, may at any time increase the capital stock of said corporation to five thousand dollars.

$ 4. The affairs of said corporation shall be managed by five trustees, to be chosen annually by the stockholders, on the first Monday in May in each year, by a plurality of votes of the stockholders present: each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote for each share of stock owned by him.

$5. In case the stockholders shall neglect or omit to choose trustees at any time hereafter, on the day by this act appointed for that purpose, the said corporation shall not thereby be dissolved; but in such case, the trustees then in office shall hold over until others are elected in their places, in such manner as shall be provided in the by-laws of said corporation.

First trustees. $ 6. Asahel Beach, Jonathan Buell, Elihu Ingersoll, John Lapham and Joseph Rawson, shall be the first trustees of said corporation, and shall hold their offices until the first Monday in May, eighteen hundred and thirty-one.

President and treasurer.

Vacancies.

Seats may be vacated for

duty.

$7. The trustees may choose from their number a president, treasurer and secretary.

$8. Whenever a vacancy shall happen of the trustees of said school, by the death, resignation or refusal to act, of any trustee, the said trustees, at one of their legal meetings, may elect a fit person to fill such vacancy.

$9. If any trustee of said school shall refuse or neglect to neglect of attend the stated meetings of trustees for four meetings in succession, the same shall be deemed and taken as a resignation of such trustee; and thereupon, the trustees of said school shall declare the seat of the said trustee vacant, and proceed in manner aforesaid, to elect some fit person to fill such vacancy.

Public act.

Not subject

to visitation

$10. This act shall be a public act, and be benignly construed, and the legislature may at any time hereafter, alter, modify or repeal the same.

S11. The said corporation shall not be subject to the visitaof Regents. tion of the regents of the university, nor shall the said corporation be entitled to any contribution from the literature fund of this state.

CHAP. 114.

AN ACT directing the Survey of a Canal Route from
Rome to the High Falls of the Black River.

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Passed April 6, 1830.

The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$1. The canal commissioners shall cause a route of a ca- Route to be nal from Rome to the High falls of the Black river, to be sur- surveyed. veyed, and estimates of the cost of constructing the same, to be made; and also for improving the navigation of the river to Carthage, if they shall be of opinion that the dimensions of the canal, as proposed by Mr. Cruger, will not answer, or that the surveys made by him are insufficient for them to report upon.

$ 2. The canal commissioners shall cause an examination Examination. to be made as to the comparative advantages of inclined planes and locks, in overcoming great elevations; the difference of time in passing from one level to another; and of the expense of constructing and maintaining them.

$3. The commissioners shall report on the above, to the Report. next legislature; also their opinion as to the propriety of adopting inclined planes on the proposed canal; also the probable revenue to be derived from the work; and such other information on the subject as they shall deem important to communicate.

$4. The expenses of the survey and estimates hereby di- Expenses. rected, shall be paid by the treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, on the certificate of the canal commissioners, under whose direction it shall be performed, not exceeding the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars.

CHAP. 115.

AN ACT relative to School District Number One, in the
Town of Palmyra and County of Wayne.

Passed April 6, 1830.

The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$1. It shall be lawful for the trustees of school district number one in the town of Palmyra in the county of Wayne, to convey by deed to the trustees of the Palmyra high school for ever, the in said county, and to their successors in office,

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