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LA W S.
State of New-¥ork,
FIRST DAY OF JANUARY, 1822.
AN ACT for the relief of Samuel Barkley.
Passed February 4, 1822. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the supervisors of the 82 dollars 34 county of Washington shall, at their next annual meeting, allow cents to be al to Samuel Barkley, the sum of eighty-two dollars and eighty-four Barkley. cents, for costs and the interest thereon, allowed and taxed by the court of common pleas within and for the said county, in favor of the said Samuel against Casparus Shult, Gideon Safford and Ashbel Meacham, as commissioners of highways of the town of Argyle, in said county, in an action brought by the said Casparus, Gideon and Ashbel, as such commissioners, against the said Samuel, as one of the overseers of highways of the town of Argyle, and shall cause such sum to be raised, levied and collected from the inhabitants of the said town of Argyle, as part of the contingent expenses of said town.
AN ACT to alter the time of holding Town Meetings in the
Passed February 4, 1822. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, rém presented in Senate and Assembly, That the annual town meetings of the freeholders and inhabitants of the town of Amherst, in the county of Erie, shall hereafter be held on the first Tuesday in March in every year; and that all town officers of the said town of Amherst, whose duty it is to meet on the last Tuesday in March, shall meet on the last Tuesday in February in every year, to do and transact such business as to their respective offices may appertain.
AN ACT concerning Lot number fifty-one, in the Township of
Passed February 4, 1822. Duty of
I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, comptroller.
represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall be the duty of the comptroller, and he is hereby directed to transfer, assign, and deliver to the trustees of Oxford academy, for the use and benefit of said academy, the bonds given by the purchasers of lot number fifty-one in the township of Fayette, in the county of Chepango, and that the treasurer shall pay on the warrant of the comptroller, to the said trustees, a sum equal to the amount that has been paid by the purchasers of said lot on account of their respective purchases. And it shall be the duty of said trustees to keep the principal sum for which said lot was sold, at interest, seeured by bond and mortgage on real estate of double the value thereof, exclusive of buildings, for the use and benefit of said academy.
II. And be it further enacted, That when any part or parts of Duty of the land office. the said lot shall be liable to be re-sold, or would have been liable
to be re-sold if this act had not been passed, it shall be the duty of the commissioners of the land office to cause letters patent to be issued for such part or parts of said lot, to such person or persons as the said trustees, or their successors in office, shall designate, his, her or their heirs and assigns forever. And the said trustees shall have power to collect the sums due and unpaid upon the said bonds, and may in their discretion cancel the said bonds, or any of them, and take new security for the amount due thereon.
AN ACT to amend “ an act entitled an act, to cede the Jurise
diction of certain Lands at the mouth of Genesee River, to the United States."
Passed February 4, 1822. Duty of the BE it enacted by the People of the State of New-York, re
presented in Senate and Assembly, That in lieu of the lands, the jurisdiction whereof was authorized to be ceded to the United States by the act to which this is an amendment, the commissioners of the land office be and are hereby authorized and required to cede to the United States the title and jurisdiction of this state, to so much land in village lot number twenty-eight, in the village of Charlotte, in the town of Gates, and at the port of Genesee river, as they shall deem necessary for the erection and accommodation of a light house thereon, not exceeding four acres, subject to such proviso, regarding the service of process at law, and with such exemption from taxation, as in the said act is expressed.
AN ACT to incorporate the Ramapo Manufacturing Company.
Passed February 4, 1822. 1. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That Jeremiah H. Pierson
Corporation and Isaac Pierson, and such others as now are or hereafter may be created. associated with them for the purpose of carrying on the business of manufacturing iron, nails; cotton goods, and other articles, in the town of Hempstead, in the county of Rockland, shall be, and hereby are ordained, constituted, and declared to be a body politic and corporate, in fact and in name, by the name of “ The Ra
Style and mapo Manufacturing Company,” and by that name, they and their general powsuccessors and assigns, shall and may have continued succession, ers. and be persons in law 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, in all manner of actions, suits, complaints, matters and causes whatsoever; and that they and their successors may have a common seal, and make, change and alter the same at their pleasure; and that they and their successors, by the same name and style, shall be capable of purchasing, holding and conveying any estate, real or personal, for the use of said corporation : Provided, That the said real Proviso estate so to be purchased and holden, shall be such only as is now owned by the said Jeremiah H. Pierson and Isaac Pierson, in the said town of Hempstead, or as may be found necessary for the use of said manufacturing establishment, a lot of ground and warehouse in the city of New-York, and such as shall have been bona fide mortgaged to said corporation by way of security, or conveyed to them in satisfaction of debts previously contracted in the course of its dealings, or purchased at sales upon judgments which shall have been obtained for such debts.
II. And be it further enacted, That the capital stock of the Capital stock said incorporation shall not exceed four hundred thousand dollars, and each share in the said corporation shall be one thousand dollars.
III. And be it further enacted, That the stock, property, affairs and concerns of the said corporation shall be managed by five directors, one of whom to be president, who shall hold their offices for one year from the first Tuesday in April in every year; and the said directors shall be elected on the last Tuesday of March in every year, at such time of the day and at such place as a majority of the directors for the time being may appoint, and it shall be the duty of the secretary for the time being to give each stockholder, who shall have previously informed him in writing of his or her place of residence, at least ten days notice in writing previous 10 each election, through the post-office, or otherwise, of ihe time and place said election is to be held ; and sueh election shall be made by such of the stockholders of the corporation as shall attend for that purpose, in their proper persons, or by proxy; and all elections shall be by ballot, each share of the stock having one vote, and the five persons who shall have the greatest number of votes at an election, shall be directors ; and if it shall happen at