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twenty-one years and upwards, one day's service and labor upon
the highways, streets, and alleys of said villages, over and above
the assessment upon real and personal property, to be performed
under the direction of such trustees, and to commute for such
service and labor for the sum of sixty-two and a half cents for
each person so assessed ; and every person so assessed, and having
received one day's notice to appear and perform such service and
labor as aforesaid, and who shall not commute, and who shall re-
fuse or neglect to perform such service and labor, in person or by
an able-bodied substitute, shall forfeit the sum of one dollar, to be
collected by said trustees, upon the complaint of one or more of
them, in accordance with the provisions of article third, title one,
chapter sixteen, of the first part of the Revised Statutes, as near
as practicable.

§ 3. The trustees of said villages respectively shall have power
to take, receive and hold any lands or real or personal estate which maylake and
may be conveyed to them by deed, devise or otherwise, for ceme-

hold lands, tery purposes, and the trustees of said villages may sell, lease, or metery purconvey the whole or any portion of such lands or real estate to individuals or families for the purpose of sepulture, upon such terms and conditions as to them shall seem proper and expedient, and said trustees may, from time to time, make such ordinances as shall be necessary and proper in respect to said cemetery, and as are allowed by the “ Act to provide for the incorporation of villages,” passed December 7, 1847.

8 4. Any person liable to be assessed or taxed for highway Rights of labor, residing in such villages and upon any street or road may persons llaapply in writing to the trustees thereof respectively, to alter or ed for highdiscontinue any such street or road, or to lay out any new street way labor. or road of such width and dimensions as shall be deemed necessary and proper, and every order of trustees laying out, altering or discontinuing any street or road in said villages shall be by them filed and recorded with the clerks of said villages respectively. § 5. Sections sixty-nine, eighty-one, eighty-two, eighty-three

Sections of eighty-four, eighty-five, eighty-six, eighty-eight, eighty-nine, nine-R. 3. not to ty, ninety-one, ninety-six, ninety-nine, and one hundred and apply. twenty-one of article four, title one, chapter sixteen of the first part of the third edition of the Revised Statutes shall not apply to the villages of Cohoes or Fultonville.

§ 6. The damages sustained by reason of laying out and open- Damager, ing, or altering any road, alley or street in said villages, may be how to be

determined. determined by agreement between the owner or owners, and trustees, and unless such agreement shall be made, or the owner shall release all claim for damages, the same shall be determined and assessed in the manner prescribed in sections seventy-eight, seventy-nine, and eighty, of article four, title one, chapter sixteen, part one, of the third edition of the Revised Statutes, and the acts amendatory thereof; and in such case, the jury or commissioners,

And assess ed.

in determing the damages, shall take into consideration the benefit accruing to any person claiming damage by reason of altering, discontinuing or laying out any street or road.

8 7. The damages, costs, and expenses of laying out or altering any such street or road, shall be assessed by the assessors of said villages respectively, upon the real and personal estate fronting on any such street or road, and collect the same as other taxes

raised by said villages. Police Con- $ 8. The trustees of said villages shall have power to appoint stables. annually one police constable, who shall perform all the duties,

and have all the powers within the limits of said villages respec

tively as are exercised by constables of towns. Street Saper- $ 9. The trustees of the village of Cohoes shall have power to intendent in appoint annually one street superintendent, who shall perform all

the duties, and have all the powers within the limits of said village, as are exercised by overseers of highways of towns, so far as practicable, and shall perform such other duties as shall be required of him by such trustees; but whose compensation shall be

fixed and paid by said trustees out of the commutation money. Saving $ 10. Nothing in this act shall be construed so as to affect, clause.

abridge, or annul the chartered rights and privileges of the Cohoes company.

$ 11. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 315.

AN ACT to incorporate the Williamburgh Ferry Company.

Passed April 10, 1849. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Corporation § 1. Austin D. Moore, Richard M. Demill, David S. Mills croated.

Junior, William Wall, William Laytin, and Thomas J. Van Sant and such other persons as may be associated with them are hereby declared and constituted a body corporate, by the name of the Williamsburgh Ferry Company for the purpose of running the ferries between the city of New-York and the village of Williamsburgh on Long Island, known as the Peck slip and Grand-street ferries, and such other ferries as may hereafter be lawfully established between New-York and Williamsburgh, and granted to said company provided that nothing herein contained shall interfere with the rights of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New-York.

$ 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall be one hundred and fifty thousand dollars with power to increase the same to two hundred thousand dollars whenever a majority of the directors shall so determine, which capital stcok shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each.

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to be managed.

§ 3. The stock property and concerns of the said corporation Affairs how shall be managed by seven directors one of whom shall be a president, who shall hold their offices for one year and until others shall be elected in their places and the first directors shall be the above named Austin D. Moore, Richard M. Demill, David S. Mills Junior, William Wall, William Laytin, and Thomas J. Van Sant, and the directors hereafter to be chosen shall be elected on the first Tuesday in May in each year at such place as a majority of the directors then being shall appoint. All elections shall be by ballot, each share being entitled to one vote. If a vacancy shall occur in the board of directors such vacancy may be filled by the residue of the directors for the remainder of the year.

§ 4. The stock of the said corporation shall be deemed personal Transfers. property and assignable and transferable on the books of the said corporation. § 5. The corporation hereby created shall

. continue ten years Duration of from the first day of May eighteen hundred and forty nine, and this act. shall possess the general powers and be subject to the liabilities and restrictions contained in the third title of the eighteenth chapter of the first part of the Revised Statutes.

$ 6. All the stockholders shall be jointly severally individually Liability of liable to the creditors of the company, to an amount equal Stockholders to the amount of stock held by them respectively for all debts and contracts made by said company; but no suit shall be brought against any stockholder, until an execution against the said company shall have been returned unsatisfied in whole or in part; but nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to allow said company to contract debts or enter into contracts to an amount exceeding the amount of its capital stock.

$ 7. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 316.
AN ACT to provide for the appointment of brigade inspectors

and prescribing their duties and compensation.
Passed April 10, 1849, “ a majority of all the members elected
to the Senate and Assembly, voting therefor, and two-thirds of all
the members present concurring."

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : § 1. There shall be appointed by the governor, in each of the

Brigade mamilitary brigade districts of this state, except in those which com-jors

and inpose the first division district, one brigade major and inspector, be appoinwho shall bold his office until the regiments composing the brig-ted ade in which he shall have been appointed shall have been fully

organized, and an election held, pursuant to the provisions of section twenty of chapter two hundred and ninety of the laws of

one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven. Their duties. $ 2. Said brigade majors and inspectors shall perform all the

duties required of them by the provisions of chapter ten, part first, of the Revised Statutes; and in addition thereto, shall annually receive from the commandant of each company district, a report of the whole number enrolled in each of said districts, and shall transmit to the adjutant-general, on or before the fifteenth day of

December, in each year, an abstract of the said reports. Allowance $ 3. Said brigade majors and inspectors shall receive for each for their services.

day actually spent by them in the performance of their duties, the sum of five dollars, which shall be paid out of the commutation fund belonging to the regiments composing the brigade in which he is appointed, upon his producing the certificate of the adjutant-general that he has made to his office all the reports required by law; which certificate shall specify the amount properly chargeable to each of the two regiments composing the

brigade. Repeal. § 4. All acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

$ 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 317.

AN ACT to amend an act relating to the New York and Harlaem Rail Road Company," passed May 7, 1840.

Passed April 10, 1849. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

8 1. The New-York and Harlaem Rail Road Company in lieu may be eree of the bridge which they are authorized to build across the Har

laem river, under the act entitled “an act relating to the NewYork and Harlaem Rail Road Company," passed May 7, 1840, may construct an iron bridge upon piers which shall not be less than sixty-five feet apart, and with a draw of not less than forty feet in width for the free passage of vessels and which shall not impair the free navigation of said river.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 318.
AN ACT to raise money by tax to purchase, improve and make

free, the Oswego Falls Bridge.

Passed April 10, 1849, "three-fifths being present." The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly do enact as follows:

8 1. The board of supervisors of the county of Oswego, are Money to be hereby authorized and required at their next annual meeting, to raised by levy and collect four thousand dollars on the taxable property of the county, as follows: two thousand dollars on Steins? location in the village of Fulton, and two thousand dollars on the town of Volney, including Steins' location, and on the town of Granby, according to the valuation of the taxable property in each town respectively, for the purpose of purchasing the “Oswego Falls bridge,” improving the same and making it a free bridge, one half of said sum to be levied in the year eighteen hundred and fortynine, and the remainder in the year eighteen hundred and fifty, and when collected shall be paid into the treasury of the county.

§ 2. George Salmon, Dewitt Gardner and Sands N. Kenyon, Commission. are hereby appointed commissioners to purchase and improve the ers to para Oswego Falls bridge, and are authorized to draw, when collected, improve the sum mentioned in the preceding section, from the treasury of the county, to make such purchase and improvement, but before drawing said money they or a majority of them, shall execute a bond with sufficient sureties, to be approved by the county judge of Oswego county, in twice the amount, to be drawn and deliver the same to the treasurer of the county, conditioned that the money so drawn shall be well and truly applied to the accomplishment of the objects designated in this act.

8 3. The price to be paid by the said commissioners for the Restriction said Oswego Falls bridge, to the said Oswego Falls bridge com- as to price. pany, shall not exceed the sum of two thousand dollars and interest thereon from the time the said bridge is declared free, until the same is fully paid for by the said commissioners, the purchase money for said bridge to be paid out of the money first hereby authorized to be levied, and any interest that may be due on the purchase of said bridge out of the second year's levy hereby authorized to be made.

§ 4. Before the levy authorized by the first section of this act Commissionis made, the said commissioners shall notify the board of super- supervisors visors of Oswego county, at its next annual meeting, that they of the purhave made a bona-fide purchase of the said Oswego Falls bridge, at or within the price specified in this act, and that the said bridge will be declared free as soon as the levy authorised by the first section of this act, shall be made by the said board.

g 5. After the purchase and upon the completion of the Os- Bridge to be wego Falls bridge, said commissioners shall proceed to divide said tween Volbridge as equally and equitably as may be, and assign the eastern Granby.

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