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for the purpose of completing the plank road from the village of Westfield to the Pennsylvania line, south of the village of Clymer.

g 2. The treasurer of said plank road company is hereby authorised to give his official bond or bonds, for an amount

given. in the aggregate not exceeding the sum of eight thousand dollars, bearing an interest not exceeding seven per cent per annum, and payable at such time as the board of directors may determine, by a resolution of said board, to be entered in their minutes.

§ 3. The debt that may be contracted under this act shall Debts to be be a lien upon said plank road, till the same shall be paid in lien on road full.

$ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 19.

AN ACT making an appropriation for Sing Sing Prison.

Passed Febuary 22, 1850, “three-fifths being present.” The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$ 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby appro- 810,000 for priated for current expenses, maintenance, and support of penses Sing Sing Prison. § 2. The above appropriation shall be paid by the trea

How paid, surer, on the warrant of the comptroller, to the agent of the Sing Sing Prison.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 20.
AN ACT authorizing the comptroller to receive the returns
of certain unpaid taxes in the county of Wyoming.

Passed February 22, 1850.
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
$ 1. The comptroller is authorized to receive the returns

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made to him of the unpaid taxes on non-resident lands in
the county of Wyoming, by the treasurer of said county, in
the year eighteen hundred and forty-nine, which have been
rejected by him because they were not transmitted to him
within the time prescribed by law; and that the same may
be entered on the books of his office, with the like effect as
if they had been returned prior to the first day of April last.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 21.
AN ACT to extend the act passed April 7, 1827, entitled

An act to continue in force the act passed 24th February,
1809, authorizing Jonas C. Baldwin to erect a dam across
the Seneca river.

Passed February 23, 1850, “three-fifths being present.”

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

§ 1. The act entitled “An act to continue in force the act passed 24th February, 1809, authorizing Jonas C. Baldwin to erect a dam across the Seneca river,” together with the rights and privileges therein contained and granted, be, and the same are hereby continued unto the said Stephen

W. Baldwin and Harvey Baldwin, and to their heirs and
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assigns, for the term of thirty days from and after the
twenty-fourth day of February, 1850; subject, however, to
all the provisions and conditions in said act contained.

92. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 22.
AN ACT to provide for the payment of the existing debts

and liabilities of the city of Brooklyn.
Passed February 23, 1850, “three-fifths being present.”

The People of the State of New York, represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: May borrow $66,000. § 1. The mayor and common council of the city of Brook

lyn are hereby authorized and empowered, for the purpose of paying the existing and outstanding debts and liabilities

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of the city, to procure a loan of money on the credit of the
city, in such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding in the
whole the sum of sixty-five thousand dollars, and at a rate cent.
of interest not exceeding six per cent per annum, and which
shall be redeemable in a term not exceeding ten years from
the time of making such loan; and for the purpose of se-
curing the same, the said mayor and common council may
make and execute to the person or persons from whom they
may make such loan, or to whom the said corporation may
be indebted, a bond or bonds in their corporate capacity,
under the seal of said city, which may be assigned and dis-
posed of in the same manner as individual bonds or obliga-
tions.

§ 2. One tenth of the said principal sum shall be raised One-tenth 10 annually in the said city by tax, until the whole amount of be the loans contracted, and the bonds issued in pursuance of year. and under this act, together with the interest on the same, shall be fully paid and redeemed; and the said sum shall be assessed, levied and collected in the same manner as the sums now authorized to be raised for the various public purposes of the said city, on the determination of the supervisors and common council thereof; the said sum of money so to be raised annually, shall be, and remain inviolably appropriated and applied to the redemption of the loan or loans obtained, or to bonds issued under this act by said city.

§ 3. The fund thus created shall be called “the sinking fund Co to discharge existing liabilities," and shall be superintended ers of Sink. and managed by the mayor, treasurer, and comptroller of the said city, who shall be commissioners thereof, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. A separate and distinct account of the loans effected, payments made, and money received, shall be kept by the said commissioners, who shall make a report on the first Monday of January in each year, to the common council of the said city, of the whole condition and situation of said fund in every respect.

§ 4. All laws and provisions of law relating to the present sinking fund of said city, and the commissioners thereof, shall, and are hereby declared to apply to the fund authorised to be created, or which may be created by this act, and to the commissioners thereof.

$ 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 23.

May borrow $15,000.

AN ACT to authorise the mayor and common council of the

city of Brooklyn to create a loan for the purpose of com-
pleting the city hall, paying for the fences and ornament-
ing the grounds.
Passed February 23, 1850, “three-fifths being present.”

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

§ 1. The mayor and common council of the city of Brooklyn are hereby authorised to create a loan in addition to the loans already authorised by law, not exceeding the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, for the purpose of completing the city hall in said city, paying for the fences, ornamenting the grounds belonging thereto, and all other necessary expenses for the full completion and protection of the same; and for that purpose they are hereby authorised to issue bonds in the name of the corporation, for such sums as they may deem necessary and proper. The said bonds shall bear an interest not exceeding six per cent per annum, payable half yearly

from the date of said bonds; the principal mentioned in said At six per bonds shall be made payable in twenty-five years from the cent.

date thereof.

§ 2. The faith, property and effects of the said corporation are hereby pledged for the faithful payment of the said

bonds and the redemption of said loan. Interest to be § 3. A sufficient sum of money shall be raised annually

by the board of supervisors of the county of Kings, to pay pually.

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the interest on the said loan; and on all loans made by said city, where no specific provision for the collection and payment of interest is made by the laws authorising a loan, the amount necessary to be raised for such purpose shall be fixed by the joint board of supervisors and common council of said city, and certified by them to the board of supervisors of the county of Kings; and the said amount shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other city taxes are levied, assessed and collected.

8 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 24.
AN ACT in relation to juvenile delinquents.
Passed February 26, 1850, “three-fifths being present."

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

§ 1. From and after the passage of this act, it shall be the one convic.
duty of the several courts having criminal jurisdiction, and
who shall hold courts within the limits of the fourth, fifth,
sixth, seventh, and eighth judicial districts of this state, to
order all juvenile delinquents by them respectively sentenced,
to be removed (and all such delinquents convicted in the Where sent,
first, second and third judicial districts shall be ordered
by such court to be removed to and confined in the House
of Refuge established by the Society for the reformation of
juvenile delinquents in the city of New York,) to the
“Western House of Refuge for juvenile delinquents” in the
city
city of Rochester,

Š 2. All convicts under the age of seventeen years who shall be confined in the Auburn or Clinton prisons, and who under 17 yrs shall hereafter be ordered by the inspectors of state prisons to be removed to a House of Refuge, shall be removed to Where sent said “ Western House of Refuge” in the city of Rochester under the same regulations and conditions as is contained in the ninety-first, ninety-second and ninety-third sections of the act entitled “ An act for the better regulation of the county and state prisons of this state, and consolidating and amending the existing laws in relation thereto,” passed December 14, 1847.

§ 3. All acts, and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- Repeal, visions of this act, are hereby repealed.

$ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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of age.

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