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day of August, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, are hereby released to and vested in the said Fernando Wood, his heirs and assigns forever; subject, however, to any incumbrances thereon, made by the said Arthur McCarter, deceased, and by the said Cornelia McCarter, his widow, before the conveyance thereof to the said Fernando Wood.

8 2. Nothing contained in this act shall affect the rights of any creditor of the said Arthur McCarter or Cornelia McCarter, nor the title of any citizen of the United States to the premises above mentioned, or any part of the same.

Saving clause.

Chap 59.

Time ex. tended.

AN ACT to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the town of Watervliet, Albany county.

Passed February 27, 1849. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enuct as follows:

§ 1. If the collector of taxes in the town of Watervliet, Albany county, shall, within the time now provided by law, pay over all moneys by him collected, and shall renew his security to the satisfaction of the supervisor of said town of Watervliet, the time for collecting and making the final return of taxes in the said town, shall be extended to the first day of April next.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 60.

Time extended.

AN ACT to extend the time for collecting the taxes in the city

of Syracuse.

Passed February 27, 1849. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

8 1. If the collector of taxes in the city of Syracuse, shall, within the time now provided by law, pay over all moneys by him collected, and ehall renew his securities to the satisfaction of a majority of the supervisors of said city, the time for collecting and making the final returns of taxes in said city, shall be extended to the fifteenth day of April next.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

tees.

Chap. 61. AN ACT to incorporate the members of the East Genesee Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Passed February 27, 1849. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: $ 1. Abner Chase, John Copeland, Jonas Dodge, John W. Corporation

created. Nevins, R. Harrington, John Dennis and David Nutten, and their successors to be appointed in a manner herein prescribed, shall be a corporation by the name of “ The Trustees of the funds of the East Genesee Conference,” for the purpose of raising a fund for the assistance of the itinerant, supernumerary and superannuated ministers, their widows and orphans belonging to said conference.

§ 2. The persons named in the first section of this act, shall be first trusthe first trustees of the corporation. The business of the said corporation shall be conducted at such place within the bounds of said conference as shall be designated by a majority of the members thereof present at any annual conference. 8 3. The corporation hereby created shall possess all the pow-General

powers. ers and privileges and be subject to all the restrictions and limitations which are granted to or imposed upon the trustees of the funds of the Genesee Conference by an act entitled “ An act to incorporate the members of the Genesee Annual Conference," passed April 13, 1819, except as provided in the following sections.

$ 4. The corporation hereby created shall be capable of taking, holding or receiving any property, real or personal, by virtue of real and porany devise or bequest contained in any last will and testament

sonal estate. of any person whatever, the clear annual income of which devise or bequest shall not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars, provided, no person leaving a wife, child or parent, shall devise or bequeath to said corporation more than one-fourth of his or her estate after the payment of his or her debts, and any devise or bequest embracing more than one-fourth of the estate in such case, shall not be valid further than to the extent of said onefourth ; nor shall any devise or bequest be valid in any will which shall not have been made and executed at least two months before the death of the testator: provided the entire annual income

Proviso. of the real and personal estate of the said corporation shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars.

$ 5. The trustees of this corporation shall be jointly and sev. Liability of erally liable fomall debts due from said corporation contracted trustees. while they are trustees, provided said debts are payable within one year from the time they shall have been contracted, and provided a suit for the collection of the same shall be brought within one year after the debt shall become due or payable.

Funds to be

§ 6. The funds held by the trustees of the funds of the Geneequally divided.

see conference in accordance with an act passed April 13, 1819, shall be divided equally between the same and the East Genesee conference ; and that portion falling to said East Genesee con

ference, shall vest in the corporation hereby created. Moneys to be 57. All moneys received hereafter by said trustees of the

funds of the Genesee conference on account of devises, legacies or bequest bearing date or executed previous to the time of the division of said funds as provided in the foregoing section, shall be divided between the two conferences above named, in the same manner as provided in said section.

$ 8. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 62.

Amendment.

common

AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to consolidate and

amend the act to incorporate the city of Rochester," passed April 11, 1844, and the several acts amendatory thereof.

Passed February 28, 1849. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The seventh section of title five of the act entitled “ an act to consolidate and amend the act to incorporate the city of Rochester,” passed April 11, 1844, is hereby amended by striking out in the fifteenth line, the words “ within thirty days," and inserting instead thereof the words, “ on or before the fourth day of

January." Superintend § 2. There shall be annually elected on the first Tuesday of ent and com: March in each year, a "Superintendent of common schools for

said city, and the Electors of each ward of said city shall, on the schools to be said Tuesday be entitled to vote by ballot for one elector, residing

in and being a citizen of such ward to be commissioner of common schools, and the two persons in each ward receiving the greatest number of votes shall be commissioners of common schools for such ward, and no ballot for commissioner of common schools shall be counted, upon which more than one name shall be contained. The persons so elected shall take the oath of office prescribed by the constitution of this State, and fill the same with the city clerk, within the time prescribe by this act in respect to other elective officers in said city, and enter upon the duties of their respective offices on the Tuesday next succeeding such election, and hold the same for one year. But the term of office of persons elected on the first Tuesday of March eighteen hundred and forty-nine, in pursuance of this act, shall not commence until the third Tuesday of June eighteen hundred and forty-nine, and shall expire on the first Tuesday of March 'eighteen hundred and fifty.

8 3. The Police Justice of the said city, shall have cognizance Powers of of all cases in bastardy, in the same manner and to the same ef- Lice. feet as other justices of the peace.

$ 4. Section two of title five of said act is hereby amended by Amendment inserting “five thousand dollars” in the third line thereof, instead of “ three thousand dollars.”

$ 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions Repeal. · of this act are hereby repealed.

8 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 63.

AN ACT authorising an appeal and payment of canal damages

to Nirum Abbott. Passed March 1, 1849, • three-fifths being present.” The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: § 1. Nirum Abbott may at any time within one month from N. Abbott

may appeal. the passage of this act appeal to the canal board from the award of the appraisers made in his favor on the twenty-eight day of August, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, under the act of the fifteenth of December eighteen hundred and forty-seven, in the same manner and with the like effect as if such appeal had been made from said award, within the time allowed by laws for appeals in such cases. § 2. The treasurer, 'on the warrant of the auditor of the canal

Money when department, shall pay to the said Nirum Abbott, or his assigne, to be paid. the amount awarded by virtue of the first section of this act, out of any moneys in their hands appropriated or to be appropriated for the payment of canal damages.

8 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 64.

AN ACT to authorise the canal commissioners to change, at two points, the line of the Chemung canal.

Passed March 1, 1849. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enect as follows :

§ 1. The canal commissioners are hereby authorised, if in their Line may be opinion it will not prejudice the interests of the state, to change

changed the line of the Chemung canal at two points on the Summit level of said canal, provided, that the president, directors and company of the Chemung railroad, shall pay to the said canal commission

ers, before entering upon the work, the funds necessary to complete the same, and procure and cause to be recorded in the proper county clerks offices a release from the owner or owners of all lands to be taken and used for this purpose.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 65.
AN ACT authorising the payment of a sum of money to John
Cammerdon, for giving information of an escheat.

Passed March 1, 1849, by a two-third vote.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows: Money to be

§ 1. The treasurer shall pay on the warrant of the comptroller paid.

to John Cammerdon of the city of New York, the sum of eight hundred and forty-four dollars and eighty-four cents, for the services performed by him, in relation to the escheat of the estate of Henry Haulthouse, late of the city of New York, deceased; and the said sum of eight hundred and forty-four dollars and eightyfour cents, is hereby appropriated out of any funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for said purpose.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 66.

tax.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled An act to authorise the

board of supervisors of the county of Herkimer to raise money by tax, and to disburse the same," passed September 21, 1847.

Passed March 1, 1849, three-fifths being present." The people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Money to be raised by

8 1. The board of supervisors of the county of Herkimer is hereby authorised and required to raise by tax, from the taxable property in the town of Salisbury, in said county, as other contingent expenses are now raised by law, a sum that shall be certified to such board by the board of town auditors, as being justly due to the owners of improved lands in said town of Salisbury, by reason of their being taxed by Sylvester Hanson, Truman Ives and Wyllis Avery, commissioners appointed by an act passed April 14, 1845, to lay out a road from the town of Salisbury, in the county of Herkimer, to Morehouse, in the county of Hamilton.

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