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at auction, excepting therefrom the sum of thirty-three thousand five hundred dollars otherwise appropriated by the act of the fifteenth of April, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, and the duties on the manufacture of salt, shall be restored to the general fund.

[The following amendment was proposed in 1837, agreed to by two-thirds of the members elected to each house in the year 1838, submitted to the people and approved and ratified at the election in November, 1839.]

Mayors of cities may

by inhabi tants.

AMENDMENT NO. VI. Mayors of the several cities in this state, may be elected be electeà annually by the male inhabitants entitled to vote for members

of the common councils of such cities respectively, in such manner as the legislature shall by law provide; and the legislature may, from time to time, make such provision by law for the election of any one or more of such mayors; but until such provision be made by law, such mayors (except the mayor of the city of New-York,) shall be appointed in the manner now prescribed by the constitution of this state; and so much of the tenth section of article fourth of the constitution of this state, as is inconsistent with this amendment, is hereby abrogated.

REVISED STATUTES

OF THE

STATE OF NEW YORK ; &C.

ENUMERATION AND BOUNDARIES

OF THE SEVERAL

COUNTIES, TOWNS AND CITIES OF THIS STATE;

BEING PART OF

CHAPTER II,

OF TIE FIRST PART OF THE REVISED STATUTES, AND CON

SISTING OF THE FOLLOWING TITLES:

TITLE I.- Of the several counties of the state.
TITLE t.- Of the several towns of this state.
TITLE 5.- Of the several cities in this state.

{Titles 2 & 6, so far as not repealed, are published in first Volume, page 84. So much of Tídes 2 & 3, as relate to senate, congress and assembly districts, will be found, post.]

TITLE I.

OF THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF THE STATE.

SEC. 1. Names of the different counties.

2. Their boundaries. 3. Lines to be taken as the magnetic needle pointed at the time of their estab

lishment. 4. Rights of persons not to be affected by the description of boundaries. 5. Division line between counties separated by a river or creek. 6. In what county an island is to be deemed, which is crossed by the boundary

line of two counties.

Names of counties.

Boundaries of counties.

Suffolk.

Qucens.

Sec. 7. Concurrent jurisdiction in Kings, Richmond, and New-York, over certain waters.

8. By officers of what counties process may be served on Seneca lake.
SECTION 1. The state shall be divided into fifty-six coun-
ties, called Suffolk, Queens, Kings, Richmond, New York,
Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster,
Sullivan, Delaware, Greene, Columbia, Albany, Rensselaer,
Schoharie, Schenectady, Saratoga, Montgomery, Hamilton,
Washington, Warren, Essex, Clinton, Franklin, St. Lawrence,
Herkimer, Oneida, Madison, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Otsego,
Chenango, Broome, Cortland, Tompkins, Tioga, Steuben,
Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Ontario, Yates, Wayne, Living-
ston, Monroe, Genesee, Orleans, Niagara, Erie, Allegany,
Cattaraugus, and Chautauque.

S 2. The extent and limits of the several counties shall be as follows:

1. The county of SUFFOLK shall contain all that part of this state, bounded Easterly and Southerly, by the Atlantic ocean: Northerly, by the Long-Island Sound: and Westerly, by Lloyd's Neck, or Queen's village, Cold-Spring harbor, and the east bounds of the township of Oyster-Bay, and the same line continued due south to the Atlantic ocean; including the Isle of Wight, now called Gardiner's Island, Fisher's Island, Shelter Island, Plumb Island, Robin's Island, Ram Island, and the Gull Islands.

2. The county of QUEENS shall contain all that part of this state, bounded Easterly, by Suffolk county: Southerly, by tle Atlantic ocean: Northerly, by the Long-Island Sound: aid Westerly, by the west bounds of the townships of Newtovn and Jamaica; including Lloyd's Neck, or Queen's village, and the islands called the Two Brothers, and Hallet's Island, and all the islands in the Sound opposite to the said bouids, and southward of the main channel.

3. The county of KINGS shall contain all that part of this state, bounded Easterly, by Queens county: Northerly, by the county of New-York: Westerly, by the middle of the main channel of the Hudson river, from the southern boundary of the county of New York, to the ocean: and Sutherly, by the Atlantic ocean; including Coney Island and Barren Island, together with all the islands south of the town of Gravesend.

4. The county of RICHMOND shall contain the islands called Staten Island, Shooter's Island, and the islands of meadow on the west side of Staten Island, and all the waters and lancs under water of this state around the same, situate to tle southward and westward of the middle of the main channel of the bay and harbor of New York, as far as the bounds of this state extend.

5. The county of NEW-YORK shall contain the islands called Manhattan's Island, Great Barn Island, Little Barn Island, Manning's Island, Nutten Island, Bedlow's Island, Bucking Island, and the Oyster islands; and all the land under water

Kings.

Richmond.

New-York,

chester.

within the following bounds: beginning at Spyten Duyvel creek, where the same empties itself into the Hudson river on the Westchester side thereof, at low water mark, and running thence, along the said creek, at low water mark, on the Westchester side thereof, to the East river or Sound; then to cross over to Nassau, or Long-Island, to low water mark there, including Great Barn Island, Little Barn Island, and Manning's Island; then along Nassau or Long-Island shore, at low water mark, to the south side of the Redhook; then across the North river so as to include Nutten Island, Bedlow's Island, Bucking Island, and the Oyster islands, to the west bounds of the state; then along the west bounds of the state, until it comes directly opposite to the first mentioned creek, and then to the place where the said boundaries began.

6. The county of WESTCHESTER shall contain all that part Westof this state, bounded Southerly, by Long Island Sound: Easterly, by the east bounds of the state: Northerly, by the north bounds of the manor of Cortlandt, and the same line continued east to the bounds of the state, and west to the middle of Hudson's river: and Westerly, by a line running from thence down the middle of Hudson's river, until it comes opposite to the bounds of the state of New-Jersey, on said river; then west to the same; then southerly along the west bounds of this state, to the line of the county of New-York; and then along the same easterly and southerly to the Sound, or East river, including Captain's Island, and all the islands in the Sound to the east of Frog's Neck, and the northward of the main channel.

7. The county of PUTNAM shall contain all that part of this Patnam. state, bounded South, by the county of Westchester: Easterly, by the east bounds of the state: Northerly, by a line beginning in the middle of Hudson's river, west of the southwesternmost end of Break-neck hill, and running thence east to the southwesternmost end of said hill; then north fiftytwo degrees east, to the north bounds of the lands granted to Adolph Philipsie; then along the same east, to the east bounds of the state: and Westerly, by the middle of Hudson's river.

8. The county of DUTCHESS shall contain all that part of Dutchess this state, bounded Easterly, by the east bounds of this state: Southerly, by the county of Putnam : Westerly, by the counties of Orange and Ulster: and Northerly, by a line beginning at a point in the middle of the Hudson river, due east from the south bank of Sawyer's kill, on the west side of Hudson's river; then east to a line heretofore settled and established between Robert R. Livingston and Zachariah Hoffman, deceased, and others, as their mutual boundary, so far as it respected them individually, and running thence along the same as far as it runs, and the same course continued to the southernmost bend of Roeloff Jansen's kill; then along the southerly and easterly bounds of the manor of

Rockland.

Orange.

Livingston, to the northwest corner of the Oblong, in the division line between this state and the state of Massachusetts; and then along the said line easterly, to the division line between this state and the state of Connecticut.

9. The county of ROCKLAND shall contain all that part of this state, bounded Southerly and Southwesterly, by the line of the county of Westchester, where the same crosses Hudson's river, and the division line between this state and the state of New-Jersey: Easterly, by the middle of Hudson's river: and Northerly and Northwesterly, by a line drawn from the middle of the said river west to the mouth of Poplopen's kill, and running thence on a direct course to the east end of the mill dam formerly of Michael Weiman, across the Ramapough river; and then a direct course to the twenty mile stone standing in the said division line between this state and the state of New-Jersey.

10. The county of ORANGE shall contain all that part of this state, bounded Easterly, by the middle of Hudson's river: Southerly, by the county of Rockland, and the division line between this state and the state of New-Jersey: Westerly, by the river Mongaap, and the division line between this state and the state of Pennsylvania : and Northerly, by a line drawn from a point in the middle of Hudson's river, opposite the northeast corner of a tract granted to Francis Harrison and company, called the five thousand acre tract, to the same northeast corner; and running thence westerly along the north bounds of the same tract, and the north bounds of another tract granted to the said Francis Harrison, to the tract commonly called Wallace's tract; then along the lines of the same, northerly and westerly, to the northeasterly bounds of a tract granted to Jacobus Kip, John Cruger, and others; then westerly along the northeasterly and northerly bounds thereof, to the northwest corner of the same; then westerly to the northeast corner of a tract of three thousand five hundred acres granted to Rip Van Dam, and others; then southerly along the same, to the northeast corner of a tract of three thousand acres granted to Henry Wileman; then along the north bounds thereof to the Paltz river, commonly called the Wallkill; then southerly up the said river to the southeast corner of a tract of four thousand acres granted to Gerardus Beekman and others; then westerly and northerly, along the southerly and westerly bounds thereof, to the northeast corner thereof; then northwesterly along the north bounds of the tract granted to Jeremiah Schuyler and company, to the middle of the Shawangunk kill; then southwesterly through the middle of said kill, to the north part of the farm formerly in the occupation of Joseph Wood, junior; and then west to the said river Mongaap.

11. The county of ULSTER shall contain all that part of this state, bounded as follows: beginning in the middle of Hudson's river, opposite to the north end of Wanton island,

Ulster.

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