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OF THE
STATE OF NEW.

PASSED AT THE
THIRTY-SEVENTH SESSIO

OF THE
LEGISLATURE,

BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF ALBANY, THE TWENTY.

FIFTH DAY OF JANUARY, 1814. ;

WITH REFERENCES AND EXPLANATORY NOTES;
And also, in an abridged form, such of the Reports and Documents laid before
the Legislature as are of public concern. The whole to be

accompanied by a copious Indet.

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District of New-York, ss. BE it remembered, that on the first day of May, in the thirty-eigħtt year of the Independence of the United States of America, H. C. SOUTHWICK, of the said District, has deposited in tbis office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit :

“ LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK, passed at the thirty-seventh session of the Legislature, begun and held at the city of Albany, the twenty-fifth day of January, 1814. With references and explanatory notes, and also, in an abridged form, such of the reports and documents laid before the Legislature as are of public concern. The whole to be accompanied by a copious Index.”

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an act, entitled “An act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etebing historical and other prints."

THERON RUDD, Clerk

of the District of New-York.

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INTRODUCTION.

THE Abbreviations and References adopted in the Revised Laws of 1813, will be continued in the Laws of each Session, with this additional reference, that V. N. & W. will denote the present Revised Laws-as for example: V.N. & W. v. 2. 217. g 10. refers to Van Ness & Woodworth's Revision, volume 2, page 217, section 10.

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PASSED AT THE THIRTY-SEVENTH SESSION OF
THE LEGISLATURE, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE

CITY OF ALBANY, JANUARY 25, 1814.

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CHAP. I.
An ACT to alter the name of the Corporation of Trinity Church in
Hi New-York, and for other purposes.

Passed January 25, 1814.
WHEREAS at the time of passing the act entitled, “An Act

Recital. for making such alterations in the charter of the corporation of Trinity Church, as to render it more conformable to the constitution of the State," and for some years afterwards, the said corporation, although possessing several places of public worship besides Trinity Church, was the only incorporated religious society in the city of New-York,in communion of the Protestant Episcopal Church in this State, but several other religious societies of the same depomination have since been formed in the said city and duly incorporated. And whereas, by an act passed the tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, the said corporation of Trinity Church was enabled to take and use the name of “ The Rector and Inhabitants of the city of New York in communion of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the state of New York,' which name the said corporation by their petition to the Legislature pray may be altered as having now become improper, and that such further legislative provisions may be made as to remove all doubts respecting their charter rights, occasioned by the formation of other religious societies, in the said city of New-York; Therefore,

1. BE it enacted by the people of the State of New-York, repre- Corporate sented in Senate and Asseinbly, That from and after the passing of Name: this act, the said corporation of Trinity Church, instead of their present name, shall take and use the name of“ The Rector, Church Wardens and Vestrymen of Trinity Church in the city of NewYork.”

II. And be it further enacted, That all male persons of full age, Persons qu who for the space of one year, preceding any election, shall tied to vote have been members of the congregation of Trinity Church aforesaid, or of any of the chapels belonging to the same, and forming part of the same religious corporation, and who shall hold, occupy or enjoy a pew or seat in Trinity Church, or in any of the said chapels, or have partaken of the holy communion therein, within

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