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mient,. additional compensation to the deputy and each of the clerks in the Canal Department, and to each of the clerks of the Canal Commissioners and Canal Appraisers, and to the clerk of the Contracting Board, for the calendar year, commencing January first, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, at the following rates of advance on the salaries received by them : On all salaries under fifteen hundred dollars, an increase of thirty-five per cent; on all salaries of fifteen hundred dollars and less than two thousand dollars, an increase of twenty-five per cent; or a proportionate amount for a less term of service. The sum of five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated from the

canal fund, not otherwise appropriated, to pay • the advance provided for in this section.

$ 4. The Treasurer shall pay, on the warrant of the Comptroller, out of any fund appropriated for military purposes, for the calendar year, commencing January first, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, additional compensation to the assistants, clerks and messengers, permanently employed in the office of the Adjutant-General, Quartermaster-General, Inspector-General, Paymaster-General Surgeon-General and Commissary-General, at the rates of advance on the salaries received by them, (or a proportionate amount for a less term of service,) as provided for the assistants, clerks and messengers, named in the first section of this act.

$5. This act shall take effect immediately.

Adjutant General's office, &c.

Chap 98.
AN ACT to consolidate the First Methodist Epis-

copal Church, Utica, with the State Street
Methodist Episcopal Church, Utica, to be
known as the First Methodist Episcopal
Church, Utica.

Passed March 20, 1867. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The male members of the churches

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and congregations in the city of Utica, known as Who may the First Methodist Episcopal church, in Utica, elect trusand the State Street Methodist Episcopal church, Methodist in Utica, of full age, and who have contributed Churches. for the support of the gospel in either of said churches during the present year, according to the custom of said churches, and who have statedly attended divine worship in either of said churches during said year, may meet together at such time and place as shall be designated by a meeting of a majority of the board of trustees of each of said churches for that purpose, to elect not less than three nor more than nine trustees, for a new church organization, to be known as the First Methodist Episcopal church, Utica. Notice of the time and place of said Notice of election, shall be given at least fifteen days before the day of election, and said notice shall be given two consecutive Sabbaths previous thereto, in the usual places of public worship of the said churches.

$ 2. The meeting for the election of said trustees, shall, when convened, proceed in their organization, and their election of said trustees for said First Methodist Episcopal church, Utica; the classification of said trustees, the making the certificate of said election, and the acknowledgment of said certificate according to section three of article one, title six; chapter eighteen, of the Revised Statutes of the State of New York.

S3. Whenever the trustees of said First Methodist Effect of Episcopal church, shall have been duly elected, and aling of certhe certificate of such election and organization clerk's of said church recorded in the office of the clerk of Oneida county, then the corporations, societies or associations heretofore known as the First Methodist Episcopal church, Utica, and the State Street Methodist Episcopal church, Utica, shall be dissolved and cease to exist; and the corporation to be known as the First Methodist Episcopal church, Utica, shall be, and hereby is created with all the powers, rights and privileges of a religious corporation, under the laws of this State, and all properties, lands, buildings

, moneys, goods, chattels, furniture, interests, claims and franchises, vested or contingent, rights

of action, and choses in action, which they or either of them may have in possession or expectancy, at the time of said dissolution, shall be vested in the corporation provided for by this act, and the said corporation may sue and be sued in all cases in which either of the corporations, societies or associations herein provided to be dissolved, might have sued or been sued.

$ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 99. AN ACT to provide for the election of three

Commissioners of Highways in the town of West Farms, in the county of Westchester.

Passed March 20, 1867. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. There shall be elected in the town of West Farms, in the county of Westchester, at the next annual town meeting to be held in said town, three commissioners of highways, who shall be divided by lot by the canvassers upon the result of the canvass, into three classes, to be numbered one, two and three; the term of office of the first class shall be one year, of the second two, and the third three, and one commissioner only shall .thereafter annually be elected in such town, who shall hold his office for three years, and until a successor shall be duly elected or appointed.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 100. AN ACT to release the right, title and interest of

the people of the State of New York, of, in and to certain real estate, of which James Madden died possessed, to Winney Madden.

Passed March 20, 1867; by a two-thirds vote. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. All the estate, right, title and interest of the people of the State of New York, by escheat, of, in and to the following described real estate, situate in the town of Islip, Suffolk county, and State of New York, bounded and described as follows, viz: Commencing at the southwest corner of the land hereby conveyed at a stake in the center of the three rod road, leading north from the store formerly occupied by E. P. Duryea; thence by the center of said road north fourteen degrees west, two chains, forty-nine links; thence west, seventy-five and one-half degrees east, twelve chains, fifty links; thence south one-quarter degree east, two chains, forty-nine links; thence south, seventy-five and onehalf degrees west, twelve chains, fifty links, to the place of beginning, containing three acres, be the same more or less ; according to a survey made by E. Hawkins, surveyor, on the twelfth day of December, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven; being the same premises conveyed to James Madden by William Nicoll, by deed, dated the twelfth day of December, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, is hereby released to Winney Madden, her heirs and assigns, forever.

$2. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to impair, release or discharge any right, claim or interest of any purchaser, devisee, or heir-at-law, or of any creditor by mortgage, judgment or otherwise, in the said real estate. $3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 101.
AN ACT to legalize the official acts of William

Lengfield, as justice of the peace of the town
of Chazy, Clinton county, New York.

Passed March 20, 1867. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. All official acts of William Lengfield, as a justice of the peace of the town of Chazy, county of Clinton, are hereby legalized and declared to be valid and effectual, as if said William Lengfield had duly qualified as a justice of the peace according to law. Nothing herein contained, however, shall affect any action or proceeding now pending, or any right vested or acquired in opposition to such acts. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 102.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled " An act to con-

solidate and amend the several acts relating to
the village of Peekskill, to alter the bounds and
to enlarge the powers of the corporation of said
village," passed March twenty-fifth, eighteen
hundred and fifty-nine.

Passed March 20, 1867; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Subdivision twenty-four of section seventeen of "An act to consolidate and amend the several acts relating to the village of Peekskill, to alter the bounds, and to enlarge the powers of the corporation of said village,” passed March twentyfifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, is hereby amended so as to read as follows: To restrain and prohibit hawking and peddling in the streets; to regulate sales by auction, and to grant or withhold

Peddling, cartmen,

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