CHAP. 135.

AN ACT to incorporate the Lansingburgh Turnpike Company.
Passed March 28, 1828.

The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
§ 1. Christopher I. Yates, William Van Vechten, and all such persons as shall associate for the purpose of making a good and sufficient turnpike road, to begin at some point on the river road between the houses of William I. Lansing and Isaac Wallace, in the town of Lansingburgh and county of Rensselaer, and extending along or near the east bank of the Hudson river, northerly to and including the ravine or water-course next south of the house of Daniel Shaw, senior, in said town, and their successors are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by the name of the “President, Directors and Company of the Lansingburgh Turnpike,” and they are hereby ordained, constituted and declared to be a body corporate and politic, in fact and in name, and by that name they and their successors shall and may have continual succession, and be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts and places whatever, in all manner of actions, complaints, matters and causes; and also that they may make and use a common seal, and alter the same at pleasure; and by the same name and style shall be in law capable of purchasing, holding and conveying any estate, real or personal, for the use of the said corporation: But such estate, as well real as personal, so to be purchased and held, be necessary to fulfil the end and interest of said corporation, and for no other purpose whatever.
§ 2. The stock of said company shall consist of five hundred shares of six dollars each; and James Dougrey, Norman Squires, Horace Janes and Horatio Hickok, are hereby appointed commissioners to receive subscriptions for said stock, in the manner directed in and by Chapter XVIII. Title I. of the Revised Statutes.
§ 3. The company hereby incorporated shall not be required to have the said road laid out more than three rods wide, nor to make the bed or arch of the said road more than twenty feet in width, and when the steepness of side hills or other obstacles render it impracticable, in the opinion of the commissioners, to complete it of that width, it shall be lawful for said commissioners to make and complete it of any width, not less than sixteen feet. The said road may be made of the natural materials thrown up in forming the same, and any of the directors of the said turnpike road may contract for, or be concerned in any contracts, for the making, repairing or working the whole, or any part thereof.
§ 4. James Dougrey, Christopher I. Yates and Horatio Hickok, or any two of them, are hereby appointed commissioners to survey and lay out said road, subject to the regulations and restrictions contained in Chapter XVIII. of the Revised Statutes, and to execute and perform all the duties therein mentioned, as fully as if the said commissioners had been appointed in the manner prescribed in said act.
§ 5. As soon as the said road is completed, and the inspectors appointed under the law, as provided in Chapter XVIII., Title I. of the Revised Statutes, shall certify that the road is completed, according to the provisions of this act, and of said Chapter XVIII., Title I. of the Revised Statutes, the said company may erect one toll-gate on said road, at which they shall be permitted to exact and receive the following rates of toll, that is to say: For every score of sheep or hogs, six and a quarter cents; for every score of cattle, horses or mules, twelve and an half cents, and in that proportion for any greater or less number of sheep, hogs, cattle, horses or mules; for every horse and rider, three cents; for every sulkey, chair or chaise drawn by one horse, six and a quarter cents; for every one horse wagon drawn by one horse, four cents; for every cart drawn by one horse, four cents; for every chariot, coach, coachee, phaeton, or other pleasure carriage drawn by two horses, ten cents; for every stage, wagon, or other four wheeled carriage drawn by two horses, mules or oxen, eight cents, and two cents for every additional horse, mule or ox; and for every cart drawn by two horses, oxen or mules, eight cents; for every additional horse, ox or mule, two cents; for every sleigh or sled drawn by one horse, mule or ox, four cents, and two cents for every additional horse, mule or ox.
Laws of the State of New-York, Passed at the Fiftieth Session of the Legislature. Albany, NY: E. Croswell, 1827. 137-138.