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school lot and house belonging to said school district number one in the town aforesaid.

CHAP. 116.

AN ACT to change the Name of Frederick P. Governeur.
Passed April 7, 1830.

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

$1. The name of Frederick P. Governeur, of the town of Philliptown, in the county of Putnam, is hereby changed to Frederick Phillipse, by which latter name he shall be hereaf ter known in all cases whatsoever.

CHAP. 117.

AN ACT to amend the Seventh Article of Title Nine of
Chapter Nine of the First Part of the Revised Statutes.

Passed April 7, 1830.

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

$1. The provisions of sections one hundred and sixtynine, one hundred and seventy, one hundred and seventy-one, one hundred and seventy-two, and one hundred and seventythree, of said article, are hereby amended so as to include fire-wood and fencing-posts in the list of articles therein enumerated, and intended to be secured from depredation.

CHAP. 118.

AN ACT to incorporate the Jefferson Cotton Mills.

Passed April 7, 1830.

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

Corporation $1. Levi Beebee, Washington T. Beebee, and Levi S.


Beebee, and such other persons as may be associated with them, are hereby declared and constituted a body corporate, in fact and in name, by the name of "The Jefferson Cotton Mills," for the purpose of manufacturing cotton and woollen

goods and machinery, or either of them separately, in the town of Watertown in the county of Jefferson.


$ 2. The capital stock of the corporation shall be two hun- Capital dred and fifty thousand dollars, which shall be divided into five thousand shares of fifty dollars each.

S3. Subscriptions to the capital stock of said corporation Subscriptions shall be opened under the direction of the trustees hereafter named; and it shall be the duty of the trustees for the time being, to call for and demand of the stockholders respectively, all such sums of money by them subscribed, at such times and in such proportions as they shall see fit, under the penalty of a forfeiture of their shares and all previous payments made thereon, to the said corporation; always giving thirty days' notice, by their clerk or agent, in writing, to each stockholder, of such call or demand.

$ 4. The stock, property and concerns of the said corpora- Trustees. tion shall be managed by three trustees, to be chosen annually on the second Monday of April in each year, at such place as the trustees for the time being shall direct; and the first election for trustees shall be on the second Monday of May next; and Levi Beebee, Washington T. Beebee, and Levi S. Beebee, shall be the trustees from the time this act shall take effect, and until others are elected in their stead. Thirty days' previous notice, in writing, of every election under this act, shall be given by the trustees to each stockholder; and such election shall be holden under the inspection of the trustees for the time being, and shall be by ballot, by plurality of the votes of the stockholders, allowing one vote for every share. $5. The stock of the said corporation shall be deemed stock transpersonal property, and assignable and transferable upon the books of the corporation; but no stockholder indebted to the corporation, shall be permitted to make a transfer or receive a dividend, until such debt be paid to the satisfaction of the



$6. The trustees of said corporation are authorised to ap- Agent. point an agent, to act on their behalf for the said corporation; and all contracts and agreements entered into for and on account of said corporation, and signed by him, shall be binding upon said corporation, in like manner as if made and entered into by said trustees.

$7. This act is declared to be a public act, and the corpo- Public act. ration hereby created shall continue twenty years and no longer.

$8. The said corporation shall possess the general powers, General and be subject to the prohibitions and restrictions, contained in powers. titles three and four of chapter eighteen of the first part of the Revised Statutes, except so far as the same are modified by this act.

CHAP. 119.

AN ACT relative to the Court of General Sessions of the
County of Erie.

Passed April 7, 1830.

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

$1. A court of general sessions shall hereafter be held in and for the county of Erie, at each term of the court of common pleas of said county; but a grand jury shall not be drawn for the March or August term of said courts, unless the first or senior judge of said county shall, at least twenty days before said term, certify in writing to the clerk of said county, that such jury will be required at said term.

Re-estimate to be made.


CHAP. 120.

AN ACT for the Relief of Daniel Carswell.

Passed April 7, 1830.

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

S 1. It shall be the duty of the acting canal commissioners to cause a re-estimate to be made of the work done by Daniel Carswell, in constructing and completing section sixteen on the Champlain canal, between Fort Edward and Fort Miller; such re-estimate to be made according to the contract price under the contract made with William Van Nortwick; and shall also cause an estimate to be made of all work done on said canal by said Carswell, under the direction of any engi


S2. If, by such estimates, it shall appear satisfactorily to said commissioners that a balance is due from the state, over and above all sums heretofore paid, either to said Van Nortwick or said Carswell, the said commissioners shall pay such balance, (with the interest thereon from the first day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six,) to said Carswell, upon his delivering to them a release, duly executed by said Van Nortwick, of all claims to any further payment from the state for or on account of said


CHAP. 121.

AN ACT in relation to the Dutchess Turnpike Company.
Passed April 7, 1830.

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

$1. The Dutchess turnpike company shall have power to remove the westernmost turnpike gate, number one, on the Dutchess turnpike road, to any place easterly or northeasterly of, and between its present site and the seventh mile-stone at the eastern extremity of district number one on said turnpike.

CHAP. 122.

AN ACT to amend the Charter of the City of New-York.
Passed April 7, 1830.

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

$1. The legislative power of the corporation of the city of Legislative New-York, shall be vested in a board of aldermen and a board power. of assistants, who together shall form the common council of

the city.

and assist

$ 2. Each ward of the city shall be entitled to elect one Number of person, to be denominated the alderman of the ward; and the aldermen persons so chosen, together, shall form the board of aldermen : ants. And each ward shall also be entitled to elect one person, to be denominated an assistant alderman; and the persons so chosen, together, shall form the board of assistants.

To be chosen

$ 3. The aldermen and assistant aldermen shall be chosen for one year; and no person shall be eligible to either office, for one year. who shall not, at the time of his election, be a resident of the ward for which he is chosen.

ter officers.

$ 4. The annual election for charter officers shall commence Annual elecon the second Tuesday in April, and the officers elected shall tion of charbe sworn into office on the second Tuesday in May thereafter: And all the provisions of law now in force in regard to the notification, duration, and conduct of elections for members of assembly, and in regard to the appointment, powers, and duties of the inspectors holding the same, shall apply to the annual election of charter officers.

$5. The first election for charter officers, after the passage First election of this law, shall take place on the second Tuesday in April,

one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one; and all those rer



Meetings and

of the two


sons who shall have been elected under the former laws regulating the election of charter officers, and shall be in office at the time of the passage of this law, shall continue in office until the officers elected under this law shall be entitled to be sworn into office.

S6. The board of aldermen shall have power to direct a special election to be held, to supply the place of any alderman whose seat shall become vacant by death, removal from the city, resignation or otherwise; and the board of assistants shall also have power to direct a special election, to supply any vacancy that may occur in the board of assistants: and in both cases, the person elected to supply the vacancy, shall hold his seat only for the residue of the term of office of his immediate predecessor.

$7. The boards shall meet in separate chambers, and a proceedings majority of each shall be a quorum to do business. Each board shall appoint a president from its own body, and shall also choose its clerk and other officers, determine the rules of its own proceedings, and be the judge of the qualifications of its own members. Each board shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and the doors of each shall be kept open, except when the public welfare shall require secrecy: And all resolutions and reports of committees, which shall recommend any specific improvement involving the appropriation of public monies, or taxing or assessing the citizens of said city, shall be published immediately after the adjournment of the board, under the authority of the common council, in all the newspapers employed by the corporation; and whenever a vote is taken in relation thereto, the ayes and noes shall be called and published in the same manner.

To compel

ance of members, &c.

$8. Each board shall have the authority to compel the the attend- attendance of absent members, to punish its members for disorderly behavior, and to expel a member, with the concurrence of two-thirds of the members elected to the board; and the member so expelled, shall, by such expulsion, forfeit all his rights and powers as an alderman or assistant alderman.

Stated and occasional meetings.

Laws, &c.

$9. The stated and occasional meetings of each board of the common council, shall be regulated by its own ordinances; and both boards may meet on the same or on different days, as they may severally judge expedient.

10. Any law, ordinance, or resolution of the common may origin council, may originate in either board; and when it shall have passed one board, may be rejected or amended by the other.

ate in either board.

Members not

$ 11. No member of either board shall, during the period to be appoin- for which he was elected, be appointed to, or be competent to hold any office, of which the emoluments are paid from the city treasury, or by fees directed to be paid by any ordinance

ted to office, &c.

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