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$ 7. There shall be two circuit courts and courts of oyer Circuit and terminer and general jail delivery held in each year in courts of and for the said county of Wyoming, at the place appointed in termined. by the judges of the court of common pleas for holding the court of common pleas and general sessions of the peace in and for said county, until the erection of the court-house in said county, at such times as the circuit judge for the judicial district in which said county is situate shall appoint; due notice of which shall be published in one of the newspapers in said county and in the state paper at least thirty days previous to the time of holding the said courts. The first term of said court shall be held in the month of September, November or December next.

S 8. The supervisor, town clerk and assessors of the several First meet towns of the said county of Wyoming, shall assemble on the pervisors fourth Monday of July next, at such place in their respective and asbest towns as shall be appointed by the supervisor, or in case of orð. vacancy in his office, by the town clerk, for the purpose of making a list of persons to serve as jurors, and when so assembled they shall proceed in the manner prescribed by law, and the persons whose names shall be so returned shall serve as jurors, until other lists from their respective towns shall be returned and filed. S 9. All subsequent meetings for the same purpose shall be Subaoqnent

meetings. held at the same times and conducted in the same manner as now provided by law for the several towns of this state, and the qualifications of jurors in the counties of Wyoming and Genesee shall be and remain the same as in the present county of Genesee.

S 10. There shall be a meeting of the board of supervisors Special of the present county of Genesee, on the second Tuesday of supervisors June next, at the court-house in the village of Batavia, to sent county transact such business as may be necessary in consequence of of Genesee. the passage of this act, and it shall be the duty of the clerk of said county, upon receiving due notice of the passage of this act, to notify each supervisor in said county of the same, and of the time and place of holding such meeting.

$11. The said supervisors when so convened as aforesaid, To he formshall have power to form themselves into two separate and tinct boards distinct boards, those residing in the county of Genesee to be county. considered as the board of supervisors in and for the said county of Genesee, and those residing in the county of Wyoming to be considered as the board of supervisors in and for the county of Wyoming; and when so formed and organized, the acts of the said respective boards of supervisors, or a majority of them, shall have the same force and effect in their respective counties as if done at a regular annual meeting of the same. And the board of supervisors of the county Saperyof Wyoming, or a majority of them, are hereby authorised Wyoming to appoint at the special meeting aforesaid, a treasurer for traducer said county and three commissioners, whose duty it shall be and build

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to superintend the building of the court-house, clerk's office and jail in said county; and it shall be their duty at such meeting, to prepare a list of persons to serve as grand jurors for said county of Wyoming, in the manner provided by Title four, Article one, Chapter two, Part Four of the Revised Statutes.

$ 12. The annual meeting of the board of supervisors of when to be the said county of Wyoming, shall be held on the Tuesday

next after the general election in each year, at the place where the courts of common pleas and general sessions of the peace

shall be held. Duty of the $ 13. It shall be the duty of the treasurer of the county of county trea Genesee and of the treasurer of the county of Wyoming, so

to be appointed as aforesaid, to meet with the said supervisors at their said special meetings; and the said supervisors and treasurers when so assembled in joint board, shall apportion and divide all debts owing by the said county of Genesee, or to said county, and shall make such arrangements in relation to the poor-house property and the support of the county poor, as shall be just and equitable.

S 14. The said county of Genesee shall be entitled to elect desembly to two members of assembly, and the said county of Wyoming be elected shall be entitled to elect two members of assembly, in the county. same manner as other counties of this state are by law enti

tled to elect members of assembly; and the said counties of Genesee and Wyoming shall compose the twenty-ninth congressional district.

S 15. An election for sheriff, clerk and coroners in_said Coroners to county of Wyoming, shall be held therein on the third Tues

day of June next, which election shall be conducted in all ming respects in the manner now prescribed by law, except that

the said election shall be held on one day only, and the sheriff, clerk and coroners then elected shall hold their respective offices for the same term as if they had been chosen at the last election held in this state, agreeable to the statutes

regulating elections. Duty of $ 16. It shall and may be lawful for the board of county board of county can- canvassers of the county of Wyoming, on the Saturday next

following the election authorized by the preceding section, to meet at the public house at East-Orangeville, and at such meeting proceed and canvass the whole number of votes given

in said county, in the manner provided by law. Secretary of S 17. The first judge of said county of Wyoming, or in canvassers. case of his absence, either of the other judges, shall be the

secretary of said board of canvassers, and shall do all the duties of county clerk at such meeting, that are required to be done by law.

S 18. All notices required by law to be put on the outer where to be door of any court-house, may, in the said county of Wyoming, Wyoming be put up on the outer door of the public house at East

Orangeville until a court-house shall be erected; and in case

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the said county courts shall hereafter be held at any other house or place, then such notices shall be put on the outer door of said house or place where the said county courts were last held.

$ 19. The court-house, clerk's office and jail of the county Conrtof Wyoming shall be erected at such place in said county as and clerk's shall be designated by the commissioners appointed for that 10 be loca. purpose; if a suitable and convenient lot for said court-house, ted and clerk's office and jail shall have been first conveyed to the supervisors of said county and their successors forever; and Peter R. Reed of the county of Onondaga, Davis Hurd of the county of Niagara, and John Thompson of the county of Steuben, are hereby appointed commissioners, whose duty it shall be to meet on the first Tuesday of July next, or on such other day in that month as they may appoint, at the inn near the centre of Orangeville, and proceed to establish and fix the site for such court-house, clerk's office and jail, and the decision of said commissioners, or any two of them, shall be conclusive in the premises ; and the said commissioners shall be entitled to receive three dollars per day for every day they may be necessarily employed in such service, together with all their reasonable expenses, which sum shall be levied, collected and paid as part of the contingent expenses of said county. And whenever the jail in said county of Wyoming shall be so far completed, as in the opinion of the sheriff of said county it shall be safe to remove the prisoners thereto, it shall be lawful for the said sheriff to remove all his prisoners then confined in the jail of Genesee county, or on the limits thereof, to the said jail in the county of Wyoming, and such removal shall not be considered an escape.

$ 20. It shall be lawful for all courts and officers of said Prisoners county of Wyoming, in all cases civil and criminal, to confine where to be their prisoners in the jail of the county of Genesee; and in all criminal cases it shall be lawful to remove and convey such prisoners to and from said jail for the purpose of trial in said county of Wyoming until the jail of said county shall be completed.

$21. The Comptroller is authorized to loan to the county Comptrol. of Wyoming ten thousand dollars, out of any money in the $10,000." treasury belonging to the capital of the common school fund.

$ 22. The Comptroller shall draw his warrant on the trea- To be paid surer for the said sum of ten thousand dollars in favor of the of Wyotreasurer of the county of Wyoming, on receiving from ming counthe treasurer of said county his official bond to repay the same in ten equal annual instalments, together with the interest at the rate of seven per cent per annum, the interest to be paid annually, and the first instalment of the said loan to be made payable in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-three.

$ 23. The money so provided to be loaned as aforesaid, How to be shall be applied to the erection of a court-house, clerk's office applied.

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and jail for the said county of Wyoming, and the necessary furniture and fixtures for the same, and for no other purpose, and shall be drawn from the treasury of said county by the commissioners to be appointed by the board of supervisors for superintending the building of said court-house, clerk's

office and jail. Building $ 24. Such commissioners before entering upon the duties ers to give of their office, shall execute their joint or several bonds to the bond.

board of supervisors of said county, in such sum and with such sureties as shall be approved of by the treasurer of said county, for the faithful application of such money as shall

come into their hands for the purpose aforesaid. Money to be $ 25. The board of supervisors of said county shall annually

cause to be levied and collected from the taxable inhabitants of the same, a sum sufficient to pay the annual interest of the said loan, which shall be paid into the hands of the county treasurer, who shall annually pay into the treasury of the

state the said annual interest. Principal $ 26. The said board of supervisors shall also, in the year paid. eighteen hundred and forty-three, and in each of the nine

successive years thereafter, levy and collect, in like manner, one thousand dollars each and every year, which shall be paid into the hands of the county treasurer, who shall, in like manner, pay the same annually into the treasury of the state

to apply in payment or said bond. Members of

$ 27. Nothing contained in this act shall affect the members assembly

of assembly from the county of Genesee now elected, nor the missioners of loans. rights, powers and duties of commissioners of loans of the

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CHAP. 51. AN ACT to annex the towns of Eagle, Pike, and a part of Portage to the county of Wyoming.

PASSED April 1, 1846. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows: Territory S 1. The towns of Eagle, Pike, and all that part of the

to Wyoming town of Portage, in the county of Allegany, lying on the west

side of the Genesee river, bounded as follows: On the east by the Genesee river; on the south by a line running due easterly from the south line of the town of Pike, until it intersects the Genesee river; and west and north by the original lines of said town, from and after the passage of this act, shall be and the same are hereby annexed to the county of Wyoming.

$ 2. The territory hereby taken from the said town of PorGenesee Falls tage, and three-quarters of a mile of territory, being one tier

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east side of the said town of Pike, shall, from and after the passage of this act, be a separate town, by the name of the town of Genesee Falls; and the first town meeting therein shall be held at the house of Anson Tinkham, on the second Tuesday of April next, to commence at ten o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of electing all necessary town officers for said town of Genesee Falls.

$3. The said town of Portage shall hold a town meeting Town meet
on the said second Tuesday of April next at the house of Portage.
Philip Burroughs, in the said town, to commence at ten
o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of electing town
officers to fill the offices made vacant in the said town, in con-
sequence of the passage of this act.

S4. All the residue of the town of Portage lying west of Part of
the Genesee river, shall, from and after the passage of this annexed to

Home. act, be annexed to the town of Hume in the county of Allegany.

S 5. All the town officers of the towns of Eagle and Pike, Town offi. in office when this act shall take effect, and the justices of Eagle and

Pike.
the peace residing within the territory hereby taken from the
said town of Portage, and annexed to the said county of
Wyoming, shall remain officers of their towns, with the same
tenure and jurisdiction in and for the county of Wyoming
which they had or possessed in and for the county of Alle-
gany before the passage of this act.

$ 6. The clerk of the county of Allegany shall, immediately Duty of the
after the passage of this act, make and transmit to the clerk Allegany
of the county of Wyoming, to be filed in his office, a certi- county.
ficate of all the town officers of the towns of Pike and Eagle,
and of the justices of the peace residing in the territory
hereby taken from the said town of Portage, and annexed to
the said county of Wyoming, whose names are filed or kept
in his office; which certificate when so filed, or a copy there-
of certified by the clerk of Wyoming county, shall be evidence
in all cases with the like force and effect as his certificate
would be if said officers had been elected or chosen in their
respective towns in the county of Wyoming after the passage
of this acte

$ 7. The commissioners of loans of Wyoming county shall Commis:
have access to the books and minutes of the loan commis- loant to
sioners of Allegany county, and shall within three months mortgages
after the passage of this act, transcribe and enter, or cause to
be transcribed and entered, in a book or books, all mortgages
and minutes contained in the first mentioned books, so far as
the same shall relate to, and the lands mortgaged may be
situated in, the territory hereby annexed to the county of
Wyoming at the cost and expense of the said county of Wy-
oming, to be audited and paid by the board of supervisors of
the said county of Wyoming; and said mortgages and min-
utes, when so transcribed, shall have all the force and validity
as if originally entered in the book or books in which they

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