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the taxes, and making the returns thereof, shall be extended to the firsi day of March next.

S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 2.
AN ACT to authorize The Metropolitan Fire In-

surance Company,in the city of New - York, to
increase the number of their directors.

Passed January 31, 1853. The People of the State of New - York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

S 1. It shall be lawful for the board of directors of the be appoint- Metropolitan Fire Insurance Company, an incorporated comed.

pany located in the city of New York, and formed pursuant to the provisions of the act entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of insurance companies,” passed April tenth, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, by charter filed in the office of the secretary of state, on the first day of October, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, to appoint and add to their number eleven additional directors, a majority of whom shall be citizens of this state, so that the whole number of the directors of the said company shall be twenty-four. The said board of directors, when thus increased in number, shall, at their first meeting, divide themselves by lot into four classes of six each ; the term of office of one of the said classes shall expire at each of the four annual elections of directors to be thereafter held. After the said increase in the number of directors, six directors shall be elected at each annual election to be thereafter held, who shall hold their offices for four years; each class of directors shall hold their offices until others are elected in their stead. And it shall be lawful for the said company, , with such increased board of directors, to transact the business of insurance as specified and enumerated in the first and second subdivisious of the first section of the act aforesaid ; provided, nevertheless, that nothing herein contained shall authorize the said company to transact such business until the certificate as to the payment of the capital stock, required by the eleventh section of the said act, shall be filed in the office of secretary of state.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 3.
AN ACT to provide for the election of

for the election of a fifth justice of the peace in the town of Potsdam, in and for the county of St. Lawrence, and for the future election of five justices of the peace in said town.

Passed February 7, 1853. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

S 1. At the next annual town meeting in the town of Two justices Potsdam two justices of the peace shall be elected, one of to be elected. whom shall hold his office for the term of four years from the expiration of the term of Warren Wright, now a justice, whose term expires on the thirty-first day of December Term. next. The other justice of the peace, to be elected at such town meeting, shall be designated on the ballots “fifth justice of the peace," and may take and file his oath of office, and execute the duties of such office, immediately after his election, and his term of office shall expire on the thirtyfirst day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fice. fifty-six.

S 2. Such "fifth justice," and his siiccessor in office, Place of resishall reside in the village of Racquettville, in said town, or within one mile of the Potsdam station of the Northern Railroad; and a removal to a greater distance therefrom, in addition to other causes, shall create a vacancy in said office, to be filled according to law.

S 3. At the annual town meeting, to be held in said town Two justices in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-six, and at every at the annual fourth annual town meeting thereafter, two justices of the tong i mobile peace shall be elected for said town, so that there shall be five justices of the peace in said town. The term of office, after the first term, and the powers and duties of such additional justice, whenever elected, shall be the same in all respects as now provided by law concerning justices of the peace and courts held by them.

$ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 4.
AN ACT in relation to the place of meeting of the

board of town auditors of the town of Richmond-
ville, Schoharie county.

Passed February 7, 1853. The People of the State of New - York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

S 1. It shall be lawful for the board of town auditors of to rs.

the town of Richmondville, in the county of Schoharie, to meet, on the Tuesday preceding their next annual town meeting, at the public house kept by Peter D. Cole, in said town, instead of the place where the last town meeting

was held. Supervisor $ 2. It shall be the duty of the supervisor of said town to give notice of meet- to give notice, to the several persons composing said board, ing of board.

of the time and place of the meeting as aforesaid.

S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 5.
AN ACT authorizing the trustees of the Brooklyn

Female Academy to sell and dispose of their real
and personal estate.

Passed February 12, 1853. The People of the State of New - York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

S 1. It shall be lawful for the trustees of the Brooklyn real and per. Female Academy, in the city of Brooklyn, Kings county, of corpora- to sell and convey all the real and personal estate of the

said corporation, and out of the proceeds of such sale the said trustees shall pay and discharge the debts and liabilities of said corporation; and the surplus money arising from such sale shall be divided among the respective shareholders of the said corporation proportionably.

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S 2. The existing trustees of said academy shall hold Term of of their office until the first day of January next, unless the ing trustees. first section of this act be sooner completely executed.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 6.
AN ACT to provide for the payment of certain ex-

penses of the Senate Chamber.
Passed February 23, 1853, three-fifths being present.

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

S 1. The comptroller is hereby authorized and required Expenses for to draw his warrant on the treasurer, in favor of W. A. the Senate Corbiere, for the sum of seven hundred and thirty-one dollars and twenty cents, expenses incurred for carpeting the Senate chamber and ante-rooms connected therewith : provided the said bills are found correct, to be paid out of the general fund.

S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

chamber.

Chap. 7.

AN ACT to authorize the addition of another regia ment to the militia in the fifth brigade district.

Passed February 23, 1853. The People of the State of New - York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

S 1. The commander-in-chief is hereby authorized to New regiorginize a new regiment of infantry in the fifth brigade ment in anh district of the militia of this state, to be attached to said brigade ; and the commandant of said brigade district may divide the said district, so as to give to the said new regiment a regimental district and eight company districts, subject to the approbation and alteration of the commander-in-chief.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Official acts confirmed.

Chap. 8.
AN ACT entitled an act to confirm and legalize the

acts of William H. H. Fenton, a justice of the
peace of the town of Carroll, in the county of
Chautauque.

Passed February 23, 1853. The People of the State of New - York, represented in Senale and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$1. The official acts of William H. H. Fenton, as jus tice of the peace of the town of Carroll, in the county of Chautauque, since the first day of January, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, are hereby confirmed and declared to be of the same force and effect as if he had taken the oath of office required by law before the fifteenth of January, eighteen hundred and fifty-three; and all penalties incurred by him, by reason of having discharged the duties of said office withont having taken the oath required by law before the fifteenth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, are hereby remitted ; and the said William H. H. Fenton is hereby authorized to take the oath of office, as required by law, within thirty days after

the passage of this act. Rights to $ 2. This act shall not affect the right of any party to suits or legal proceedings any suit or legal proceedings which has been commenced, not to be al in consequence of the invalidity of any suit, judgment or .

proceeding before said justice, previous to its passage.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 9.
AN ACT to amend the charter of the Oxford Fire

Company

Passed February 23, 1853.

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

S 1. Section two of the act to incorporate the Oxford Fire Company, passed April 21, 1825, is hereby amended

Amendment

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