MVB and Simeon De Witt, Report on an act giving relief to land purchasers, 2 March 1818
The Surveyor General and Attorney General, to whom was refered the engrossed bill from the honorable the Senate, entitled "an act giving relief to the purchasers of certain lots of land," respectfully report:
That on the 16th day of April, 1816, a considerable number of lots of ground at Black Rock, in Niagara county, were sold at auction in the city of Albany, subject to a condition to build upon the same within two years thereafter, pursuant to an act of the Legislature, passed April 5th, 1816: that the purchasers then paid one eighth part of the purchase money.
Considering the great number of lots sold on these conditions, it is probable that some of the purchasers will not be able to comply with them within the time, and there is no reason to believe that the purchasers wish to evade the provisions of the act. The Surveyor General and Attorney General, therefore, are of opinion, that it is just and proper that the time for building should be extended in pursuance of the provisions of the bill submitted to them.
SIMEON DE WITT, Surveyor General.
M. V. BUREN, Attorney General.