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through the middle of the Bowery road, to where it is intersected by the middle of Fourteenth-street; then through the middle of Fourteenth-street, in a line running in the same direction, across the East river, to low water mark on Nassau island; then along Nassau island shore, at low water mark, to a point opposite the middle of the easterly end of Rivington-street; then in a direct line across the East river, through the middle of Rivington-street, to the place of beginning.

12. The twelfth ward shall include all that part of the city Twelfth and county of New York, lying to the northward and eastward of the middle of Fourteenth-street.

13. The thirteenth ward shall begin at the northeasterly Thirteenth corner of the seventh ward, and run thence along the easterly and northerly line of the said ward through the middle of Grand and Division-streets, to the middle of Norfolk-street; then through the middle of Norfolk-street to where it is intersected by the middle of Rivington-street; then through the middle of Rivington-street, in a line running in the same direction across the East river, to low water mark on Nassau island; and then along the shore of said island, at low water mark, to the place of beginning.

14. The fourteenth ward shall begin at a point in the mid- Fourteenth dle of the Bowery road, where it is intersected by the middle of Pump-street; then through the middle of the Bowery road to a point opposite the middle of Houston-street; then through the middle of Houston-street to where it is intersected by the middle of Broadway; then through the middle of Broadway to where it is intersected by the middle of Canalstreet; and then through the middle of Canal, Collect and Pump-streets, being along the northerly bounds of the sixth ward to the place of beginning.

Since the enactment of the Revised Statutes, the city of New York has

been divided into 22 wards, the last eight of which have been

formed as follows:
The 15th ward by Laws of 1832, ch. 56.
The 16th ward by Laws of 1836, ch. 49.
The 17th ward by Laws of 1837, ch. 16.
The 18th ward by Laws of 1846, ch. 16.
The 19th ward by Laws of 1850, ch. 187.
The 20th ward by Laws of 1851, ch. 453.
The 21st ward by Laws of 1853, ch. 282, 348.
The 22d ward by Laws of 1853, ch. 448.

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$ 2. The city of Albany contains all that part of the Albany. county of Albany, bounded as follows: Easterly, by the east bounds of said county: Northerly, by a line beginning in the said east bounds, at a point south forty degrees east from a red cedar post with brick around it, standing on the west bank of Hudson's river, which post is distant twenty-two chains and thirty-six links, on a course north forty degrees and twenty minutes west, from the southeast corner of the storehouse of Stephen Van Rensselaer, and running thence north forty-eight degrees west, to said post; then the same course continued to the west bounds of the late town of

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Colonie, being one mile westerly from the Hudson river; then southerly with a line parallel to said river, to'a line run by John R. Bleecker, in the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty-four, and by Simeon De Witt and John E. Van Alen, in the year one thousand eight hundred, for the northerly bounds of the city of Albany, and then along said line, north forty-five degrees west, as the needle pointed in said year one thousand seven hundred and sixty-four, to the north bounds of the manor of Rensselaerwyck, being also the northerly bounds of the said county: Westerly, by the said north bounds of the manor of Rensselaerwyck; and Southerly by a line beginning at the southernmost end of the pasture, and running thence north forty-five degrees west, as the needle pointed in the year one thousand seven hundred and sixtyfour, along the line run by John R. Bleecker in that year, and corresponding with a course north fifty-one degrees and forty-six minutes west, by the true meridian, as the line was run by Simeon De Witt and John E. Van Allen, in the year one thousand eight hundred, to the aforesaid north bounds of the manor of Rensselaerwyck, and the same line extended to the east bounds of the county, according to a map made by them and filed in the clerk's office of the county of Albany, on the eighth day of December one thousand eight hundred. The said city is divided into five wards, in the manner following, that is to say:

1. The first ward shall begin in the centre of Frelinghuysenstreet, on the south line of the said city, and run thence northerly through the centre of said street to the centre of Lydius-street; then easterly through the centre of Lydiusstreet to its intersection with Green-street; then northerly through the centre of Green-street to the centre of Statestreet; then westerly through the centre of State-street to the east side of Eagle-street; then westerly by a straight line to the centre of State-street continued, on a range with the east side of the public square; then westerly through the centre of State-street continued to the main avenue; then southerly through the centre of the main avenue to the centre of Lydius-street; then westerly through the centre of Lydius-street to the west bounds of the said city; then southerly along the said west bounds, to the south bounds of the said city; and then easterly along the said south bounds to the place of beginning.

2. The second ward shall begin at a point in the centre of State-street to the centre of Middle-alley, and run thence northerly through the centre of Middle-alley to the centre of Columbia street; then westerly through the centre of Columbia-street to the centre of North Pearl-street; then northerly through the centre of North Pearl-street to the centre of Patroon-street; then westerly through the centre of Patroonstreet to its intersection with the main avenue; then westerly along the north bounds of the city, to the west bounds

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thereof; then southerly along the westerly bounds of the city to the north boundary of the first ward; then easterly along the north bounds of the first ward to the place of beginning

3. The third ward shall begin at a point in the easterly Third ward. bounds of the city opposite the street on the pier, between lots number one hundred and seven and one hundred and eight, and run thence westerly by a straight line to the centre of said street; then westerly through the centre of said street and along the centre of the bridge, to the centre of Statestreet; then westerly through the centre of State-street to a point opposite the centre of Middle-alley; then northerly through the centre of Middle-alley to the centre of Columbiastreet; then westerly through the centre of Columbia-street to the centre of North Pearl-street; then northerly through the centre of North Pearl-street to the centre of Orangestreet, to the northwest corner of lot number sixty-five on the pier; then easterly along the north bounds of lot number sixty-five to the east side of the pier; then in a straight line to the easterly bounds of the city; then southerly along the said easterly bounds of the city to the place of beginning.

4. The fourth ward shall begin at the place of beginning Fourth of the first ward before mentioned, in Frelinghuysen-street, and run thence northerly along the east bounds of the said first ward, to the centre of Lydius-street; then easterly through the centre of Lydius-street, to its intersection with Green-street; then northerly through the centre of Greenstreet to the centre of State-street; then along the south bounds of the third ward to the easterly bounds of the city; then southerly along the said easterly bounds to the south bounds of the said city; and then westerly along the south bounds of the said city to the place of beginning.

5. The fifth ward shall begin at a point in the east bounds Fifth ward of the city, opposite to the northeast corner of lot number sixty-five on the pier; then northerly along the easterly bounds of the city until it strikes a point opposite to the red cedar post before mentioned; then westerly to the said cedar post; then north forty-eight degrees west, to the west bounds of the late town of Colonie; then along the west bounds thereof until it strikes the north bounds of the second ward; then easterly along the north bounds of the second and third wards to the place of beginning.

By the Laws of 1842, ch. 275, the city of Albany was divided into ten

wards; by Laws of 1857, ch. 201, the boundary between the second

ward,

and third wards was altered.

$ 3. The city of Hudson shall contain all that part of the Hudson. county of Columbia, bounded as follows: beginning at the westerly bounds of the county, directly opposite the mouth of the creek commonly called Major Abraham's creek, and running thence to and up the middle of said creek to the

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place where the Claverack creek empties into the said Major Abraham's creek; then up along the middle of said Claverack creek until the said Claverack creek strikes the line of the manor of Livingston; then along the line of the said manor of Livingston to the westerly bounds of the county; then along the westerly bounds of the county to the place of beginning. The said city of Hudson is divided into two wards, in the manner following, that is to say:

1. The first ward shall contain all that part of said city, lying westerly and northerly of a line commencing on the southeasterly side of what was formerly the Farmers' turnpike road, at Major Abraham's creek, near the bridge in Columbiaville, and running along the southeasterly side of the road until it intersects the old road at Whitlock's gate; thence along the southeasterly side of said old road until it intersects the road leading up the dugway; then along the southeasterly side of said road to the southeasterly side of Third-street; then along the southeasterly side of Third-street to the Highland turnpike road; and then along the easterly side of the said turnpike to the line of the manor of Livingston.

Description of this ward conformed to Laws of 1829, ch. 101, $ 2. 2. The second ward shall contain all that part of said city, not included in the first ward.

By the Laws of 1854, ch. 179, the city of Hudson was divided into four

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Schenec tady.

S 4. The city of Schenectady shall contain all that part of the county of Schenectady, bounded as follows: beginning on the easterly bank of the easterly branch of the Mohawk river, eight chains above the mouth of a creek called Church mill creek, and running thence east until it intersects a line running from the mouth of said mill creek south eight degrees east; then south eight degrees east, to the southerly bounds of the patent of Schenectady; then along the same easterly until it intersects the north bounds of the manor of Rensselaerwyck; then along the same easterly to the easterly bounds of the patent of Schenectady; then along the same to the middle of the Mohawk river; then up along said middle and the middle of the aforesaid east branch to a point opposite the place of beginning; and then in a straight line to the place of beginning. The said city of Schenectady is divided into two wards, in the manner following, that is to say:

1. The first ward shall contain all that part of said city, beginning at the northwest corner of a lot of ground formerly belonging to Nicholas Van Patten, deceased, on the easterly bank of a branch of the Mohawk river, and running thence along the northerly bounds of said lot to the street; then along the said street southerly until it comes opposite to the centre of Union-street; then along through the middle of said street and the road that leads from said city to Nistigauna to the easterly bounds of the patent of Schenectady; then along

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said bounds as they run to the Mohawk river; then along said river up the stream thereof as it winds and turns until it comes opposite to where the east bounds of said Schenectady patent comes to said river; then with a straight line to the middle of said river; then up the stream through the middle as it turns and winds until it comes about five chains above the upper ferry; and then with a straight line to the place of beginning

2. The second ward shall contain all that part of said city, Second beginning at the northwest corner of the lot formerly belonging to Nicholas Van Patten, deceased, being also the place of beginning of the first ward on the easterly bank of a branch of the Mohawk river, and running thence along the same up stream to the mouth of a creek called the Church mill creek; then up the said branch of the Mohawk river eight chains; then due east until it intersects a line running from the mouth of said mill creek south eight degre east; then south eight degrees east, to the southerly bounds of the patent of Schenectady; then along the same southeasterly until it intersects the north bounds of the manor of Rensselaerwyck; then along the same easterly to the easterly bounds of the patent of Schenectady; then along the same as it runs to the road that leads from Schenectady to Nistigauna, being the southeasterly corner of the first ward; and then along the same as it runs, to the place of beginning.

By the Laws of 1833, ch. 293, the description of the boundaries of the

city of Schenectady was changed. By the Laws of 1837, ch. 61, the
city was divided into four wards. By the Laws of 1853, ch. 215,
parts of the city were annexed to the towns of Niskayuna and
Rotterdam. By the Laws of 1860, ch. 59, a fifth ward was erected
and the boundaries of the third and fourth ward defined.

$ 5. The city of Troy shall contain all that part of the Troy. county of Rensselaer, bounded as follows: beginning in the west bounds of the county, at the northwest corner of the town of Greenbush, and running thence easterly along the north bounds of Greenbush to a point south of the southeast corner of the lot now or lately owned and occupied by the Troy wool and cotton factory; then north to the public highway leading from Troy to the white meeting-house in Greenbush; then westerly along the north side of said highway to the east line of the farm now or late of Lemuel Hawley; then along the said farm, and the farm now or late of Stephen Van Rensselaer, heretofore occupied by John Bulsan, and the farm now or late of John Boardman, to the Poesten kill; then northerly, crossing the said kill on the line dividing the farm now or late of John D. Dickinson, from the farm now or late of Stephen Van Rensselaer, heretofore occupied by Ephraim Morgan, and the farm now or late of George Tibbits, to the northeast corner of the last mentioned farm; then westerly along the north bounds thereof to a line drawn parallel to the Hudson river, from the foot of the first range of hills east of the

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