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days prior to any such special meeting. Seven members may Quorum. constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business of the board, except the purchase, sale or other transfer of real estate, and the election of trustees, president, vice-president, director and professors in said Institute, for doing which a majority quorum of ten members shall be requisite.

§ 4. All laws inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

§ 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 50.
AN ACT making an appropriation for the relief of the

Brooklyn Orphan Asylum.
Passed March 8, 1850,“ three-fifths being present.”
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

§ 1. The treasurer shall pay, on the warrant of the comptroller, to the Brooklyn Orphan Asylum, the sum of priated. eight hundred and ninety-three dollars and sixty-six cents, to which amount it would have been entitled by virtue of an act entitled “An act making an appropriation for the support in part of certain incorporated orphan asylums in this state," passed April 11, 1849, if the report made by said asylum, pursuant to the second section of said act, had been received by the comptroller prior to the first distribution of monies directed by said act; and the said sum of eight hundred and ninety-three dollars and sixty-six cents is hereby appropriated for that purpose.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 51.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled An act to provide for

the education of the children of the Onondaga Indians in
the county of Onondaga, and the children of the other
Indians residing in this state,passed April 30th, 1846.

Passed March 8, 1850, “three-fifths being present." The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$ 1. So much of the eighth section of the act entitled “ An Part of 48, act to provide for the education of the children of the Onon-repealed.

daga Indians in the county of Onondaga, and the children of the other Indians residing in this state," passed April 30th, 1846, as provides that the last two of the several annual payments therein provided for, shall not be paid for the Indians residing on the St. Regis reservation, unless the Indians on such reservation shall, before such payment in each year, pay into the hands of the person authorized to receive and expend the monies appropriated by said act, at least twenty per cent of the sum authorized to be paid annually for the maintenance of the school on said reservation, is hereby re pealed.

§ 2. The treasurer shall pay, on the warrant of the comptroller, out of the income of the United States deposite fund for the years one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine and one thousand eight hundred and fifty, for the support of a schoci among the Indians on the St. Regis reservation in the county of Franklin, three hundred dollars each year.

§ 3. This act hall take effect immediately.

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May sell real estate,

Chap 52.
AN ACT to authorize the surviving trustees of the Nero

York Chemical Manufacturing Company to sell their real
estate.

Passed March 8, 1850. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. Isaac Jones, George Jones, A. Gordon Hamersley, William T. McCoun, Moses Tucker, and George B. Gilbert, the surviving trustees by law of the property and effects, real and personal, of the late “New York Chemical Manufacturing Company," whereof they and Gideon Tucker, now de ceased, were directors at the time the charter of said company expired, and the survivors of them, are hereby authorized to sell all the real estate of which the said company was seised and possessed, viz: a plat or block of land lying between Thirty-second and Thirty-third streets and Tenth and Eleventh avenues, in the sixteenth ward of the city of New York; a similar plat or block of land, mostly water lots, lying between the same Thirty-second and Thirty-third streets and Eleventh and Twelfth avenues; another parcel of land lying on the west side of the Tenth avenue, between Thirtythird and Thirty-fourth streets, extending west about two hundred feet from the Tenth avenue on each of those streets;

two lots of ground on the westerly side of Court street, in the sixth ward of the city of Brooklyn; and an undivided moiety or half part of a certain lot or parcel of land in the city of Newark, state of New Jersey. And the said trustees, and the survivors of them, are hereby authorized to execute and execute deeds of conveyance to the purcharers, respectively, of all deeds. and every part of the said real estate; which deeds, when delivered, shall be deemed sufficient in law to vest a good and absolute estate in fee simple in the purchasers.

§ 2. It shall be lawful for the trustees to sell the real May sell estate in lots or parcels, at private sale or by auction, for parcels. cash or partly on credit, as the said trustees shall deem most advisable; and to take bonds and mortgages for purchase money in their names as trustees, which bonds and mortgages they, or the survivors of them, may transfer to creditors or stockholders who will agree to receive the same, or hold the same in trust to be collected; and the proceeds thereof, with bonds and

mortgages. the other proceeds of the sales to be divided among the stockholders, after the payment of debts and all proper charges and necessary expenses and disbursements.

§ 3. Nothing in this act contained shall be construed to Proviso. impair or in any wise affect the rights or claims of any creditor of the said New York Chemical Manufacturing Company.

84. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 53. .
AN ACT in relation to the Utica Water-Works Company.

Passed March 8, 1850.
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The Utica Water-Works Company may from time to time increase their capital stock, in such sums as the di- of stock. rectors may deem best; so, however, that the whole amount, including the present stock, shall not exceed one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

g 2. The regulations and provisions of the act entitled New stock, “ An act to incorporate the Utica Water-Works Company,” how mana.

ged. passed March 31st, 1848, in relation to the original capital stock as fixed by the directors, shall be applicable to said additional stock, except that the directors may prescribe the times for the payment thereof, and the non-payment of the same shall not affect the corporation.

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Chap 54.
AN ACT to amend the charter of the Canandaigua and
Corning Railroad Company.

Passed March 8, 1850.
The People of the State of New York, represented in

Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : Road may be connected § 1. The first section of the act entitled “ An act to pro

vide for the construction of a railroad from the village of Canandaigua in the county of Ontario, to the village of Corning in the county of Steuben," passed May 14, 1845, is hereby amended, by adding at the end of the said section the following clause: It shall be lawful, and it is hereby declared to be a full compliance with the requirements of this section, for the said company to construct the said railroad so as to connect the same with the Chemung railroad at the most eligible point in the county of Steuben or of Chemung, by such route as the directors of the said company, or a majority of them, shall deem to be most eligible and conducive to the public convenience; and the railroad of the said company, when so constructed, shall be deemed to be

finished. Construcuon0 2. It shall be lawful for the said company to commence commenced the construction of its railroad when the sum of three hun

dred and fifty thousand dollars shall have been subscribed to the capital stock thereof, exclusive of stock liable to be cancelled under the provisions of the fourth section of this act, and ten dollars on every hundred dollars of the said sum shall

have been actually paid to the said company. Residence of $ 3. Three of the directors of the said company, hereafter

chosen, shall be residents of the county of Ontario, three of the county of Yates, and three of the county of Steuben or

of the county of Chemung. en $ 4. It shall be the duty of the directors of said com

pany, within thirty days after the passage of this act, to give to each subscriber to the stock of said company a written or printed notice of the provisions of this act: such notice shall be served on such subscribers personally, or by putting the same into the post office, properly directed to each of said subscribers at his usual place of residence. Each subscriber shall have the right, at any time within sixty days from the time of the service of such notice as aforesaid, to surrender the stock subscribed by him; and it shall be the duty of the

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Notico of this act when and how given.

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directors to repay to each subscriber who shall so surrender his stock as aforesaid, the amount paid on such stock, with interest thereon from the time of its payment, and such stock shall thereupon be cancelled; and the directors of said company shall have power and authority to procure and receive new subscriptions of stock in lieu of that so surrendered, in such manner and at such times and on such terms as they may deem proper; but the foregoing provisions of this section shall not apply to any stockholder of said company who shall have signed a petition addressed to the legislature of this state, requesting the amendment contained in the said first section to the act therein mentioned, or any similar amendment.

$ 5. The second section of the act hereby amended, is so Limitation amended as to read as follows: If the said company shall not, within one year from the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifty, commence the construction of the said railroad, and expend at least the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars thereon, and shall not, within five years from the said first day of January, finish the said railroad and put the same in operation, then the said company shall thenceforth forever cease, and this act shall be void.

$ 6. The directors, or a majority of them, may change the Net name of the company, on filing a certificate of such change, setting forth the new name of the company, signed by the president and secretary, in the clerks' offices of each of the counties through which the road runs, and in the office of the secretary of state; a copy of which certificate, duly certified by said secretary, shall be sufficient evidence thereof; and any conveyances of property to said company, or any contracts for the conveyance of personal property or real estate, shall vest in and may be enforced by said company in its new name, in the same manner as if the name had not been changed.

$ 7. Should any contractor or contractors fail to pay the Wages of laborer or laborers employed by him or them in the construc- secured. tion of said railroad, for work actually performed, then the said company shall be deemed liable for the payment of all sums of money due to such laborer or laborers, if, within ten days from the time of performing such labor notice in writing shall be served on the engineer having charge of the section for the time being on which the said labor shall have been performed, setting forth the sum or sums of money actually due and unpaid; but the company shall not be liable beyond the value of thirty days labor performed previous to the time of giving said notice; and no suit shall be maintained against

Name may be changed.

laborers

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