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For every hundred of sheep's head, shad or bass, twelve and an half cents.
Every hundred perch, three cents.
Every bag full of flour,meal, or bread not exceeding two bushels, one cent
Every barrel of wheat or flour, rye or Indian meal, three cents.
Every barrel of bread, two cents.
Every hogshead or pipe of wine, rum, brandy or molas- ' ses containing one hundred and twenty gallons, thirtyseven and an half cents, and in that proportion for casks of a greater or less size.
Every barrel of soap, six cents.
Every turkey, goose, brandt or other wild or tame fowl, one quarter of a cent.
Every dozen of small birds, one quarter of a cent.
Every thousand shingles from twenty-four to twentyseven inches in length, thirty-one cents.
Every thousand shingles from eighteen to twenty-two inches in length, twenty-five cents.
Every thousand feet of Joice or scantling, thirty-one cents.
Every board of one inch thick, twelve inches wide, and fourteen feet in length, three quarters of a cent, and in that proportion for boards and plank of different lengths and thickness.
Every hundred lath for shingling, twenty-five cents.
Every thousand of cedar of pine lath for ceiling, twelve and an half cents.
Every cedar bolt, one cent.
For every thousand of brick, twenty-five cents.
Every case with full bottles four cents, and if empty,
Every dozen wool or cotton cards, two cents.
Every dozen of windsor or other setting chairs, twelve and an half cents..
Every hundred weight of dotton or sheep's wool, six
Every cupboard or case of drawers, twenty-five cents.
Every piece of blankets, duffels, coatings or frize, four
Every piece of broadcloth, serge, shrouds, flannel, half . thicks or drugget two, cents.
Every piece of duroy, calimancoes, shalloon or linen,
Every dozen of men's or boy's hats, one cent.
Every empty two bushel basket, one quarter of a cents.
Every dozen of empty bags, one half cent.
And wherever a certain rate of ferriage is fixed for any Larger quan.
Kis arm. own II. And be it further enacted, That the ferriage of all Articles not
other goods, merchandize and things whatsoever not spe- fpes
weight in the
Specifiod to be
to weight or
in proportion cified in this act, from the city of New-York to the ist. quantity.
and of Nassau, or from the island of Nassau to the city of New-York, shall be paid according to the rates above
specified, in proportion to the weight or quantity transPersons refu. ported, and not otherwise ; and if any person shall refuse fing to pay to For eit ello to pay to the ferryman the rates and prices of ferriage the sum. established by this act, the person so refusing shall forfeit
and pay to such ferryman treble the rate to which such
person was liable by this act ; to be recovered with costs Dispụtes con- of suit in any court having cognizance thereof; and if cerning fer. riage how any disputes shall arise concerning the rates or prices of settled.
, ferriage for any goods or commodities, not particularly
expressed in this act, and the matter be brought before any justice of the peace by the contending parties, such justice shall hear and determine the same so as to him shall appear to be conformable to the true intent and meaning of this act, and shall award costs against the
party in default. Corporation IT. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful of New York entitled to for the mayor, aldermen and commonalty to demand and the said ferriage.
receive the rates and prices of ferriage aforesaid for the said ferriage from and to the said city as aforesaid, and may establish and keep ond or more ferries between the
said city and the island of Nissau as aforesaid. Penalty on IV. And be it further enacted, That if any ferryman or any ferryman for taking his servant shall ask, demand or take any greater or other Jawtul fer.
rates of ferriage from the said city of New York to the island of Nassau, or from the said island of Nassau to the said city of New York, than hre herein before established, the person so offending shall for every offence forfeit and
pay the sum of two dollars and fifty cents. Terryman to V. And be it further enacted, That every ferryman public place shall paste upon a board and hang up in the porch of each the rates of respective ferry-house, or at the most public place there. ferriage, un der appenalty. in, a table fairly written or printed of the rates or prices
q of ferriage as established by this act ; and in case any fer
ryman shall neglect or refuse to hang up such table of rates and prices of ferriage in manner aforesaid, he shall for every day he shall so neglect or refuse to do the same
forfeit the sum of two dollars and fifty cents. One boat to VI. And be it further enacted, That the ferryman shall ready reach always have one or more boats ready on each side of the fide of the river at least one half hour before sunrise, and so shall con. river, under a penalty. tinue through the whole day until eight o'clock in the
evening, for the purpose of transporting passengers and their effects ; and any ferryman who shall neglect to have his boat or boats ready on each side of the river to carry over passengers or their effects, at such time and times, wind and weather permitting, every such ferryman so neg. lecting shall forfeit and pay for every such neglect the sum of one dollar and twenty-five cents to the person so
artix up in a
goods in their
detained, to be recovered in any court having cognizance
perfons for to come and go with the ferry-boats, wind and weather
neglect of permitting, to and from such places in the said city as ducy. now are or hereafter shall be appointed for landing places by the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the said city, shall for every such offence forfeit two dollars and fifty cents, to be recovered before any court having cognizance thereof, by any person who will sue for the same, and paid to the chamberlain of the said city towards defraying the public charges thereof. VIL. And be it further enacted. That it shall be lawful Inhabitants
of Brooklyn for any of the inhabitants of the town of Brooklyn to trans
may transport port their own goods in their own boats, from the island their own. of Nassau to the city of New-York, and from the city of own boats. New-York to the island of Nassau, without paying any ferriage for the same; Provided however, That if any such Proviso. inhabitant, under colour or pretext of transporting his or her own goods only shall carry dr bring over the said ferry the goods of any other person of what kind soever, with or without hire or reward, every such inhabitant shall for every such offence forfeit and pay to the ferryman of such ferry two dollars and fifty cents, to be recovered with costs of suit before any justice of the peace or court having cognizance thereof. ]
vill. And be it further engcted, That no person other No person but 10 than the said mayor, aldermen and commonalty, shall erect tion of New. or keep a ferry between the said city and Nassau-island York to keep for carrying or bringing of any passengers, horses, cattle, tween Newhogs, sheep, goods, merchandize, or other things whatso- Nallau-illand, ever over the said ferry hereby rated, with or without any under a pen
alty. hire or reward, under the penalty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars for every such offence. IX. And be it further enacted, That all the penalties Penalties un
der this act and forfeitures imposed by this act, except where the same how recover. is herein before otherwise appropriated, may be recover- ed and appli. ed with costs of suit in any court having cognizance thereof, by any person who will se for the same to effect, the one moiety thereof when recovered to be paid to the overseers of the poor of the city or town where the same shall be recovered, for the use of the poor thereof, and the other moiety to the person who will sue for the same.
An ACT for constructing a Road and establishing and obfolere.
erecting Turnpikes between the City of Albany and the Town of Schenectady.
Passed 1st April, 1797. Sess. 20, ch. 87.
An ACT to establish a Turnpike Corporation for improve
ing the State-Road from the House of John Weaver, in Watervliet, to Cherry-Valley
Passed April 4, 1798. Sess. 21, ch. 88.
An ACT to establish a Turnpike Corporation for improv
ing the Road from the Springs in Lebanon to the City of Albany.
Passed April 5, 1798. Session 21, chap. 94.
TWENTY-SECOND SESSION. CHAP. XXX.
the State-Road from the House of John Weaver, in Wa.
Passed 15th March, 1799. W H EREAS the bridge over the Schoharie-kill, on Preamble.
the state-road, was by reason of the force of the water and ice last spring destroyed ; And whereas, The road on which the aforesaid bridge was erected is of pube lic utility, and is one of the principal routes of communi. cation between the city of Albany and the western settlements of this state : Therefore,
1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of New York, rea of the great' presented in Senate and Assembly, That William North, John pike road. 9. Tayler, Abraham Ten Eyck, Charles R. Webster, Calvin
Cheeseman, Zenas Pineo, Ephraim Hudson, Joseph White, Elihu Phinney and Thomas Machin, and all such persons as shall associate for the purpose of making a good and sufficient road from the house where John Weaver now lives in the town of Watervliet, in the county of Albany, following the state-road westward to the house where John Walton now lives, in the town of Cherry-Valley, in the county of Otsego, shall and are hereby created and made a corporation and body politic, in fact and in name, by the name of president, directors and first company of the great western turnpike road ; and the said corporation shall by that name be capable in law to purchase, have, hold, enjoy and retain to them and their successors, lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods, chattels and effects of every kind whatsoever, and the same or any part thereof to sell, grant, demise, alien or dispose of, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended in all courts of record or any other place whatsoever ; Provided, That the lands so to be purchased as aforesaid, shall be such only as may be necessary to carry into effect the object of this act, and shall not exceed in value the sum of two thousand dollars.