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AN ACT to encourage Privateering Associations. WHEREAS a barbarous warfare on our coast and frontiers, by pillage and conflagration, is carried on by the enemy, and a determination is avowed, to lay waste our cities and habitations, and make a common ruin of both public and private property, to the usages of civilized warfare: Wherefore, it has become expedient and necessary, that the Legislature... Continue Reading
AN ACT To Authorise the Raising of Troops for the Defense of this State. I. Be it enacted by the People of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for his Excellency the Governor, by general orders, to call into actual service from the militia of this state, twelve thousand able-bodied and effective men, to be raised in the manner prescribed by... Continue Reading
AN ACT to authorise the raising of two regiments of men of colour. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in senate and assembly, That the governor of the state of New-York be, and he is hereby authorised to raise, by voluntary enlistment, two regiments of free men of color, for the defence of the state, for three years unless sooner discharged. And be it further... Continue Reading
AN ACT authorising additional pay to be made to the volunteers, and for paying the militia called into service by the state authority. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in senate and assembly, That the governor shall cause to be paid to each non commissioned officer, musician and private, of the volunteer corps, and to the legal representatives of those who may be... Continue Reading
AN ACT to authorise the raising a corps of sea-fencibles. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in senate and assembly, That the governor of the state of New-York be, and he is hereby authorised to raise for three years, unless sooner discharged, twenty companies of sea-fencibles, who may be employed as well on the land as on the water, for the defence of the port and... Continue Reading
A communication from the Attorney-General was read, and is in the words following, to wit: The Attorney-General, to whom was refered the petition of Jonathan Platt, late sheriff of Tioga, respectfully reports—that the petitioner claims compensation, for taking to the state prison, John Stailey, who was convicted in September, 1813, in the county of Tioga, and sentenced to imprisonment for three... Continue Reading
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The surveyor-general and attorney-general, to whom was referred the petition of Ralph Hascall and Ransom Noble, reported as follows, to wit: That from the evidence submitted to them they are well satisfied, that the facts in relation to the premises are correctly stated in the petition, and that in their opinion the petitioners have an equitable claim to the interference of the legislature.... Continue Reading
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Sketch of the debate in the Senate on Tuesday last on the bill "to abolish imprisonment for debt and to prevent frauds against creditors." Mr. Van Buren said, that it had long been his opinion that imprisonment for debt was cruel, oppressive, impolitic and unnecessary—that this opinion was the result of practical observation, and of much experience and reflection.— Such, too, had been the opinion... Continue Reading
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Report of the Attorney General, also mentioned in the minutes of yesterday: The Attorney General in obedience to the resolution of the hon. the assembly of this day, directing him to report the existing provisions by law relative to the payment of prizes in Medical Science Lottery number five: Respectfully reports—That by the ninth section of the act, entitled "an act relative to the managers of... Continue Reading
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The undersigned commissioners, appointed in pursuance of the act, entitled "an act relative to the claims of John Jacob Astor, on certain lands in the county of Putnam," beg permission to make the following Report to his excellency the Governor: On proceeding to discharge the duties imposed on them by the said act, the attention of the undersigned was, in the first instance, directed to the... Continue Reading
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The meeting having convened pursuant to adjournment, and the nomination of lieutenant-governor and the address of the republican members of the legislature, made at Albany on the 15th ult. having been read, Resolved, unanimously, That we will support DE WITT CLINTON, Esq. for the office of lieutenant-governor at the ensuing election. The committee appointed for the purpose being called upon for... Continue Reading
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REPUBLICAN PATRIOTISM. CITY OF HUDSON. At a General Meeting of the Citizens of Hudson, friendly to the measures of Government in their resistance to the outrages of foreign powers, and determined to support them in the exercise of their legal duties and constitutional authorities, convened by public notice, at Mr. Swart's Long Room, on Tuesday evening, the 31st of January, 1809— The MAYOR in the... Continue Reading
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Benjamin F. Butler, ATTORNEY & SOLICITOR, HAS formed a connection in business with M. Van Buren, Esq. Their office is at No. 107 State street. Albany. June 20. 1820.                      74
AT the last Court of Common Pleas held at the city of Hudson. I left at some house in Hudson, or was stolen from Mr. Swart's Tavern, a drab colored superfine broadcloth SURTOUT COAT. Any person who may have found it or discovered who has stolen it will be handsomely rewarded for leaving the coat with or communicating his knowledge to Mr. Swart.
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Feeling and speaking the sentiments of the republicans of the county of Columbia, whom we have been appointed to represent, we consider it our duty to communicate to you our ideas on the present important crisis. Cordially approbating the nomination made by our fellow citizens at Albany, among whom we rejoice to see a respectable majority of the republicans of the present legislature, we have no... Continue Reading
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