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TITLE 4. Land Company's purchase: Southerly, by the south bounds of townships number five in the seventh and eighth ranges: and Westerly, by the south branch of the Cattaraugus creek.

Perrysburgh.

Randolph.

Yorkshire.

CHAUTAU

QUE.

Busti.

14. The town of Perrysburgh shall contain all that part of said county, bounded Northerly and Westerly, by the bounds of the county: Easterly, by Otto: and Southerly, by Connewango and LittleValley.

15. The town of Randolph shall contain all that part of said county, comprising townships number one and two in the ninth range of townships in the Holland Land Company's purchase.

16. The town of Yorkshire shall contain all that part of said county, bounded North, by the bounds of the county: East, by the same and by Freedom: South, by Machias: and West, by Ashford.

$55. The county of CHAUTAUQUE shall be divided into the towns of Busti, Carrol, Chautauque, Clymer, Ellery, Ellicott, Ellington, Gerry, Hanover, Harmony, Mina, Pomfret, Portland, Ripley, Sheridan, Stockton, and Villenova, the extent and limits of which said several towns shall be as follows:

1. The town of Busti shall contain all that part of said county, beginning in the south bounds of the county, at the southwest corner of lot number forty-one, in township number one, in the twelfth range of townships, in the Holland Land Company's purchase, and running thence east along the bounds of the county, to the southeast corner of lot number thirty-three, in township number one, in the eleventh range; then north to the southeast corner of lot number forty, in said township; then west along the south line of the last mentioned lot, to its southwest corner; then north to the south bounds of Ellicott; then northwesterly along the same, and Ellery, to a northerly continuation of the east bounds of lot number forty-four, in township number two, in the twelfth range; then south, to the southeast corner of lot number forty-three, in said township; then west, to the southwest corner of said lot; and then south, to the place of beginning.

Carrol. 2. The town of Carrol shall contain all that part of said county, comprising township number one in the tenth range of townships of the Holland Land Company's purchase, and all that part of township number one, in the eleventh range, not included in the town of Busti, except the north tier of lots in said last mentioned township. 3. The town of Chautauque shall contain all that part of said county, bounded Northerly, by Portland: Easterly, by Stockton and Ellery: Southerly, by Harmony and Mina: and Westerly, by Ripley.

Chautauque.

Clymer.

Ellery.

4. The town of Clymer shall contain all that part of said county, comprising townships number one, in the fourteenth and fifteenth ranges of the Holland Land Company's purchase.

5. The town of Ellery shall contain all that part of said county, beginning on the shore of Chautauque lake, at the northwest corner of lot number ten, in township number three, in the thirteenth range of townships of the Holland Land Company's purchase, and running thence east to the northwest corner of lot number five; then north to the northwest corner of lot number seven; then east to the town of

Gerry; then south along the bounds of Gerry and Ellicott, to the TITLE 4. middle of Chautauque lake; then up along the said middle, to a point opposite to the place of beginning; and then to the place of begin

ning.

6. The town of Ellicott shall contain all that part of said county, Ellicott. bounded Northerly, by Gerry and Ellington: Easterly, by the east bounds of the county: Southerly, by Carrol and Busti: and Westerly, by Ellery and Busti.

7. The town of Ellington shall contain all that part of said county, Ellington. comprising townships number three and four, in the tenth range of the Holland Land Company's purchase.

8. The town of Gerry shall contain all that part of said county, Gerry. comprising townships number three and four, in the eleventh range of the Holland Land Company's purchase.

9. The town of Hanover shall contain all that part of said county, Hanover. comprising township number six, in the tenth range, and the same continued north to the bounds of the county; and also lots number one, two, three and four, in township number six, in the eleventh range.

10. The town of Harmony shall contain all that part of said county, comprehended within the following bounds: beginning in the south bounds of the county, at the division line between the thirteenth and fourteenth ranges of townships, in the Holland Land Company's purchase, and running thence north along said division line, to the division line between the second and third townships; then east along the same, to the middle of the Chautauque lake; then southeasterly along the southerly bounds of Ellery, to the town of Busti; then along the town of Busti, to the south bounds of the county; and then west along the same, to the place of beginning.

Harmony.

11. The town of Mina shall contain all that part of said county, Mina. comprising townships number two, in the fourteenth and fifteeth ranges of the Holland Land Company's purchase.

12. The town of Pomfret shall contain all that part of said county, bounded Northwesterly and Northerly, by the bounds of the county, and part of Sheridan: Easterly, by Sheridan and Villenova: Southerly, by the division line between the fourth and fifth tiers of townships in the Holland Land Company's purchase: and Westerly, by the division line between the twelfth and thirteenth ranges of said townships, and the same continued to the bounds of the county.

Pomfret.

13. The town of Portland shall contain all that part of said county, Portland. beginning in the northerly bounds of the county, where the same are intersected by a northerly continuation of the east bounds of township number five, in the thirteenth range of townships, in the Holland Land Company's purchase, and running thence south along said continuation, and said east bounds, to the southeast corner of said township number five; then in a straight line, crossing the Portage road, at the five mile post in said road, to a point in the centre of the Chautauque creek; then down the same, and along the bounds of Ripley, to the bounds of the county; and then northeasterly along the same, to the place of beginning.

14. The town of Ripley shall contain all that part of said county, Ripleycomprehended within the following bounds: beginning at the north

TITLE 4 west corner of township number three, in the fifteenth range of townships of the Holland Land Company's purchase, and running thence south along the bounds of the county, to the division line between the second and third tiers of townships; then east along the same, eight miles and one quarter, to a post; then north along the line between lots number thirty-three, forty-one, thirty-four, forty-two, thirty-five, and forty-three, to the Chautauque creek; then down the same, to its mouth; then north, to the bounds of the county; and then southwesterly and southerly along the same, to the place of beginning.

Bhandan.

Stockton

Villenova.

Magnetic needle.

15. The town of Sheridan shall contain all that part of said county, comprising township number six, in the eleventh range of the Holland Land Company's purchase, and the same continued northerly, to the north bounds of the county, except lots number one, two, three, and four, in the southwest corner of said township.

16. The town of Stockton shall contain all that part of said county, comprising township number four, in the twelfth range of townships, in the Holland Land Company's purchase, together with one range of lots from off the north side of township number three, in the twelfth range, and one range of lots from off the east side of township number four, in the thirteenth range of said townships, except so much of said last mentioned range, as may be included within the bounds of Portland.

17. The town of Villenova shall contain all that part of said county, comprising township number five, in the tenth range, and the east half of township number five, in the eleventh range, of the Holland Land Company's purchase.

$56. All lines, which, in the foregoing bounds of the several towns in this state, are described by courses indicated by the magnetic needle, are respectively to be taken as the magnetic needle pointed at the several times when such lines were originally established. $57. None of the bounds or lines assigned for the limits of any of not to affect the said towns, shall be construed to affect the right or title of any person or body politic, or to confirm the bounds or right of any patent whatsoever.

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private rights.

Towns sopa

river, &c.

$58. Whenever two towns are separated from each other by a rated by a river, creek or lake, the middle of the channel of such river, creek or lake, shall be the division line between them; unless herein before otherwise provided.

Islands intersected by

town lines.

$59. Whenever the boundary line between two towns crosses an island, the whole of such island shall be deemed to be within the town in which the greater part of it lies, unless herein before otherwise provided.

TITLE V.

OF THE SEVERAL CITIES IN THIS STATE.

SEC. 1. Bounds and divisions of the city of New-York.

2. Ib. city of Albany.

3. Ib. city of Hudson.

4. Ib. city of Schenectady.

5. Ib. city of Troy.

6. Lines to be taken as needle pointed at time of their establishment.

7. Rights of parties not to be affected.

TITLE 5

§ 1. The city of NEW-YORK contains all that part of this state, NEWYORK. comprehended within the bounds of the county of New-York; and is divided into fourteen wards, in the manner following, that is to say:

1. The first ward shall begin in the middle of Broadway, at a point First ward. where it is intersected by the middle of Liberty-street, and run from the said point of intersection, through the middle of Liberty-street southeasterly, to the middle of Maiden-lane; then down the middle of Maiden-lane; and from thence in a straight line running in the same direction across the East river, to low water mark on Nassau or Long-Island; and thence along Nassau or Long-Island shore, at low water mark, to the south side of Red-Hook; and then across Hudson's river, so as to include Nutten island, Bedlow's island, Bucking island, and the Oyster islands, and all the waters of this state in the bay of New-York, and to the southward thereof, and which are not comprehended in any other county, to low water mark on the west side of Hudson's river, or so far as the bounds of this state extend; then up along the west side of Hudson's river, at low water mark, or along the limits of this state, to a place due west from the middle of the west end of Liberty-street; then to the middle of Libertystreet; then through the middle of Liberty-street to the middle of Broadway, at the place of beginning.

2. The second ward shall begin at the southeasterly corner of the Second ward. first ward, and run thence along the easterly bounds thereof, across the East river to the middle of Broadway; then up the middle of Broadway, to a point opposite the middle of Chatham-street; then through the middle of Chatham-street, to a point opposite to the middle of Spruce (formerly George) street; then down the middle of Spruce-street, to the middle of Gold-street; then through the middle of Gold-street, to a point opposite to the middle of Ferry-street; then through the middle of Ferry-street, in a line running in the same direction across the East river, to Nassau or Long-Island, to low water mark; then along Nassau or Long-Island, at low water, to the place of beginning.

3. The third ward shall begin on the west side of Hudson's river, Third ward. at the northwesterly corner of the first ward, and running thence due east, to the middle of Liberty-street; then through the middle of Liberty-street, to the middle of Broadway; then through the middle of Broadway, to a point opposite to the middle of Reed-street; then through the middle of Reed-street, in a line running in the same direction across Hudson's river, to low water mark, on the west side thereof, or so far as the bounds of the state extend; then down the west side of Hudson's river, at low water mark, or along the limits of this state, to the place of beginning.

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TITLE 5. 4. The fourth ward shall beg at the northerly corner of the second ward, and run thence through the middle of Chatham-street, to Fourth ward a point opposite to the middle of Catherine-street; and then through

Fifth ward.

Sixth ward.

Seventh ward.

Eighth ward.

Ninth ward.

the middle of Catherine-street, in a line running in the same direction across the East river, to low water mark, on Nassau or Long-Island; then along Nassau or Long-Island shore, at low water mark, to the bounds of the second ward; and then northwesterly along the bounds of the second ward, to the place of beginning.

5. The fifth ward shall begin at the northwesterly corner of the third ward, and run thence along the northerly bounds thereof the middle of Broadway; then through the middle of Broadway, to the middle of Canal-street; then through the middle of Canal-street, to Hudson's river; then due west to low water mark, on the west side of Hudson's river, or so far as the bounds of this state extend; then down along the west side of Hudson's river, at low water mark, or along the limits of this state, to the place of beginning.

6. The sixth ward shall begin at a point in the middle of Broadway, where it is intersected by the middle of Canal-street, and run thence through the middle of Canal-street, to where it is intersected by the middle of Collect-street; then through the middle of Collectstreet, to the middle of Pump-street; then through the middle of Pump-street, to the middle of the Bowery road; then through the middle of the Bowery road, to the middle of Chatham-street; then through the middle of Chatham-street, to the middle of Broadway; and then through the middle of Broadway to the place of beginning. 7. The seventh ward shall begin at the southeasterly corner of the fourth ward, and run thence along the easterly boundary of the fourth ward, to the middle of Division-street; then through the middle of Division-street, to the middle of Grand-street; then through the middle of Grand-street, in a line running in the same direction across the East river, to low water mark on Nassau or Long-Island; then along Nassau or Long-Island shore, at low water mark, to the place of beginning.

8. The eighth ward shall begin at the northwesterly corner of the fifth ward, and run thence along the northerly bounds of the said ward, through Canal-street to the middle of Broadway; then through the middle of Broadway to a point opposite to the middle of Houstonstreet; then through the middle of Houston-street to a point opposite to the middle of Hamersly-street; then through the middle of Hamersly-street to Hudson's river; then due west to low water mark, on the west side of Hudson's river, or so far as the limits of this state extend; then down along the west side of Hudson's river, at low water mark, or along the limits of this state, to the place of beginning. 9. The ninth ward shall begin at the northwesterly corner of the eighth ward, and run thence along the northerly bounds of the said ward through the middle of Hamersly and Houston-streets, and continuing on through the middle of Houston-street, to the middle of the Bowery road; then through the middle of the Bowery road to a point opposite to the middle of Fourteenth-street; then through the middle of Fourteenth-street to Hudson's river; then due west to low water mark on the west side of Hudson's river, or so far as the limits of this state extend; then down along the west side of Hudson's river at

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