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$ 3. The said corporation is hereby declared to be dis- Proviso, solved; but nothing in this act shall be so construed, as to discharge the said corporation from any liabilities they may have incurred before the passage of this act, or to prohibit them from enforcing any rights they may have acquired in their corporate capacity.

$ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 4.

AN ACT to change the time of holding the next circuit court

and court of oyer and terminer, appointed to be held in and for the county of Oneida.

Passed January 23,1851. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : § 1. The next circuit court and court of oyer and ter- Time

changed miner, appointed to be held in and for the county of Oneida, on the first Monday of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, shall be held at the academy in the city of Utica, on the second Monday of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, instead of the first Monday of March, as aforesaid.

§ 2. All persons bound by recognizances, bonds or other Return of obligations to appear at said circuit court and court of cognizan. oyer and terminer, appointed to be held on the said first es, de. Monday of March, shall be required to appear, according to the conditions of said recognizance, bond or other obligation on the said second Monday of March, in the same manner as though the said courts had been originally appointed for that day.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Proceed. ings legal. ized.

Chap. 5. AN ACT to authorize the trustees of Union school district number five, in the village of Bath, in the county of Steuben, to raise money by tax. Passed January 24, 1851, “three-fifths being present.”

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

§ 1. The proceedings of the special meeting held in Union school district number five, in the village of Bath, in the county of Steuben, on the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, and the proceedings of the trustees of the said district in calling the special school meeting held in the said district on the sixteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, so far as may be necessary to authorize the collection of one-half of the tax voted at the said meeting are hereby declared to be as legal and valid, to all intents and purposes, as if such proceedings had been adopted at the regular annual meeting of the said district.

§ 2. The trustees of the said district are hereby authorized and empowered to proceed to collect one-half of the tax voted to be raised in the said district, at a special meeting held therein, on the sixteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, in the same manner that school district taxes are now by law authorised to be collected.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Tax to be collected

Chap. 6.
AN ACT in relation to the supervisors of the city of Brook-

lyn, county of Kings.

Passed January 24, 1851. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$ 1. The term of office of the supervisors of the city of Brooklyn, county of Kings, under the provisions of section five, title two of the act passed April fourth, one thousand

Term of of fice when to com. mence.

eight hundred and fifty, entitled “An act to revise and amend the several acts relating to the city of Brooklyn," shall commence immediately.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 7.
AN ACT authorizing the expenditure of a portion of the pro-

ceeds of the sale of the Arsenal and Arsenal lot in the village
of Malone, in the county of Franklin, for the purpose of im-
proving the Arsenal Green,in said village.

Passed January 27, 1851,“ by a two-third vote.” The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

81. When the arsenal and lot in the village of Malone, Proceeds of in the county of Franklin, shall be sold under the provis- disposed of. ions of chapter two hundred and sixty-nine, of the laws of eighteen hundred and fifty, the proceeds of such sale, deducting the sum of two hundred dollars, shall be applied to the improvement of a certain piece of ground belonging to the people of this state, situated in said village, known as the “ Arsenal green and parade ground.”

§ 2. The treasurer shall pay, on the warrant of the How paid. comptroller, to Guy Meigs, Samuel C. Wead, and Hugh Magill, the proceeds of such sale when paid into the treasury, (excepting therefrom the said sum of two hundred dollars,) upon their executing a proper bond, to be approved by the comptroller, for the faithful expenditure thereof in the manner prescribed in the next section.

3. The persons named in the second section of this Arsenal act, are hereby appointed commissioners for the expendi- improved. ture of the money hereby appropriated, and it shall be lawful for them, and they shall expend the same in grading and fencing the said public green and parade ground,” and setting out shade trees upon the same, and making such walks through the same as they may deem proper: Provided, that nothing shall be done under this act to injure said green for the purposes of military parades, and provided further, that said improvements shall be made within two years from the passage of this act.

$ 4. The said arsenal green shall never be sold for pri- Green nevvate purposes, except the same shall be directed and au-sold. thorised by an act of the legislature of this state.

Penalty for

§ 5. Any person who shall hereafter place any obstructrespassing

tion on said arsenal green, by piling wood, stone, or any other material on the same, or who shall wilfully injure the fence around the same, or any shade trees to be set out on the same, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

$ 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 8. AN ACT to extend the time for the collection of taxes, of one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

Passed January 28, 1851. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senale and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$1. If any collector of taxes in any of the cities or towns of this state, except the cities of New-York, Brooklyn, Albany and Troy, shall, within the time now provided by law, pay over all the moneys by him collected, and shall, within ten days thereafter, renew his bond to the satisfaction in towns of the supervisor of such town, or in his absence or disability, of the town clerk, and in any city, in the manner in which collectors' bonds are now approved, to be expressed in writing upon such bond, and which bond shall be filed and have the effect of a collector's bond as provided by law; and shall also, within the time aforesaid, deliver to the county treasurer of his county a certificate of the approval of such bond, signed by the officers making such approval, then the time for collecting the taxes and making the returns thereof, shall be extended to the first day of March next.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 9.
AN ACT te postpone or change the place of holding the next

toun meeting for the year 1851, in the town of Barker,
in the county of Broome.

Passed January 29, 1851. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Se

nate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Time post- $ 1. The justices of the peace or a majority of them of pored four the town of Barker, in the county of Broome, may at their

discretion, change the place and postpone the time for holding the next annual town meeting for said town, not to exceed four weeks from the usual time for holding such town meeting, and it shall be the duty of said justices if such change and postponement shall be made by them to cause written or printed notices to be put up in a conspi- Notice of cuous place in each school district in said town, giving at to be given. least twelve days notice of such change of the time and place of holding such town meeting.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 10,
AN ACT for the relief of Sarah McFrancis.

Passed January 30, 1851. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The county judge of the county of Livingston is hereby authorised to release from imprisonment Sarah McFrancis, who is now confined in prison in said county by virtue of an order heretofore made by him.

82. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 11.
AN ACT to confirm the election or designation of Horatio

Randall and Warren D. Cain as justices of the sessions, in
and for the county of Herkimer.

Passed February 1, 1851. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

§ 1. The election or designation of Horatio Randall and Warren D. Cain, (two of the justices of the peace in and for the county of Herkimer,) as and for justices of the sessions in and for said county, at the general election held therein in November, eighteen hundred and fifty, is hereby declared to be valid to all intents and purposes, and they are hereby empowered to act as such justices of the sessions the same as if the said Randall and Cain had had

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