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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 All acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.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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half to the town of Volney, and the western half to the town of Granby, and give notice in writing to the town clerks of the two towns respectively, of the portions of said bridge assigned to each, whereupon it shall become the duty of the highway commissioners of the towns of Volney and Granby, to take charge of the same

and keep them in repair. Pay of com. 86. During the time the said commissioners shall be actually

employed in the improvement of said bridge, they shall be authorized to draw one dollar per day for every day exclusively spent for that object.

Chap 319.
AN ACT to amend "An act to incorporate the Liberty Normal
Institute," passed April 12, 1848.

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

Assembly, do enact as follows: Academy $ 1. The act entitled "An act to incorporate the Liberty Nor

mal Institute," passed April 12, 1848, is hereby amended by striking out, in the third section, the words “a select school," and inserting the words “ an academy," so that the third section shall read as follows, viz:

The said corporation shall be entitled to its share of the litera. To receive a share of the ture fund, or the income thereof, whenever it shall have complied literature fand.

i with the fiscal and other requisite conditions which would authorize the regents of the university to incorporate an academy, and shall enjoy such share so long as it shall, in all respects and at all times, comply with such conditions.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 320.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the

village of Pulaski, in the county of Oswego,passed April 26, 1832.

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:

§ 1. The first section of the act entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Pulaski, in the county of Oswego," passed April 26, 1832, is hereby amended so as to embrace the territory in the town of Richland, in the county of Oswego, contained in the fol

Boundaries of the village.

lowing limits, to wit: Beginning at a point seventy-five chains north, three degrees east from the corner of lots No. 138, 139, 148 and 149, in the tenth township of Constables patent, and running from thence south eighty-seven degrees, east seventy-five chains; thence south three degrees west one hundred and fifty chains; thence north eighty-seven degrees west one hundred and fifty chains; thence north three degrees east one hundred and fifty chains; and thence south eighty-seven degrees east seventyfive chains to the place of beginning; and all the other sections and provisions of said act are hereby declared to be and are here. by made applicable to the territory embraced in the said first section as hereby amended.

§ 2. The thirteenth section of said act is hereby amended by Amendment. striking out of the same the words “excepting the road on the south side of Salmon river, running from Salina street to the west bounds of the village."

83. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 321.

as to lien on effects of

AN ACT to amend an act entitled An act for the protection of

emigrants arriving in the State of New York,passed April 11, 1848.

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

§ 1. The fourth section of the act entitled "An act for the protection of emigrants arriving in the state of New York," is amended so as to read as follows:

8 4. No keeper of any emigrant boarding house shall have any Restriction lien upon the baggage or effects of any emigrant for boarding, lodging, storage, or any other account whatever, for any greater emigrant sum than shall be due from such emigrant for boarding and lodg- boarders. ing according to the rates or prices so posted as above provided ; and upon complaint being made upon oath before the mayor or any police magistrate of the city in which such boarding-house is located, that the luggage or effects of any emigrant are detained by the keeper of any emigrant boarding-house, under pretence of any lien upon such luggage or effects, or on any claim or demand against the owner or owners thereof, for any other or greater sum than in accordance with such rates, it shall be the duty of the officer before whom such complaint is made, immediately to issue his warrant, directed to any constable or policeman of said city, commauding him or them to bring before him the party against whom such complaint has been made, and upon conviction thereof, the officer before whom such conviction shall be had, shall cause said goods to be forthwith restored to the owner thereof,

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and the party so convicted, shall be punished by a fine not leas than fifty dollars, and not exceeding one hundred dollars, and shall be committed to the city prison until the said fine shall be paid,

and until such luggage or effects shall be delivered to such emiBight of ap- grants. Any person so convicted shall have the right of appealpeal.

ing from the decision of such mayor or magistrate to the same tribunals and in the same manner as is provided by law for appeals from the decisions of justices in civil cases, and all the provisions of law relating to appeals from justices, shall apply so far as applicable to appeals from such mayor or other magistrate. But such appeal shall not authorzie the detention of such luggage or effects after the payment of the sum which such mayor or magistrate shall adjudge to be justly due from such emigrant.

$ 2. Section five of the said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

8 5. No person shall, in any city in this state, solicit emigrant censores passengers or their luggage for emigrant boarding-houses, passentricted from ger offices, forwarding or transportation lines, without the license emigrants for of the mayor of such city, for which he shall pay the sum of houses, &c. twenty dollars per annum, and give satisfactory bonds to said

mayor in the penal sum of three hundred dollars as security for his good behavior: nor shall any person not a native or naturalized citizen of the United States, be so licensed. The said mayor may at any time revoke such license for good cause shown. Every person so licensed shall wear in a conspicuous place about his person, a badge or plate of such character and in such manner as said mayor shall prescribe, with the words “licensed emigrant runner” inscribed thereon, with his name and the number of his license; no person who is not of approved good moral character, shall be licensed as such runner. Every person who shall solicit alien emigrant passengets or others for the benefit of boardinghouses, passenger offices or forwarding lines, upon any street, lane, alley, or upon any dock, pier or public highway, or any other place within the corporate bounds of any city in this state,, or upon any waters adjacent thereto, over which any of said cities may have jurisdiction, without such license, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the county prison or jail, not less than three months, nor exceeding one year. But this section shall not be so construed as to prohibit the proprietors of emigrant boarding houses from soticiting emigrant passengers on their own account without such license, (if licenesd as emigrant boarding-louse keepers,) any thing in section two to the contrary thereof notwithstanding.

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