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A LIST of the MAYORS and RECORDERS of the city of Albany from the granting of the charter to the present time.
Appointed. 1686 Peter Schuyler, (1741 John Schuyler, 1694 Johannes Abeel, 1742 Cornelius Cuyler, 1695 Evert Bancker, 1746 Dirck Ten Broeck, 1696 Derrick Wessels, 1748 Jacob Ten Eyck, 1698 Hendrick Hansen, 1750 Robert Sanders, 1699 Peter Van Brugh, 1754 Hans Hansen, 1700 Jan Jans Bleecker, 1756 Sybrant G. Van Schaick, 1701 Johannes Bleecker, 1761 Volkert P. Douw, 1702 Albert Ryckman,
1770 Abraham C. Cuyler, 1703 Johannes Schuyler, 1778 John Barclay, 1706 David Schuyler,
1779 Abraham Ten Broeck, 1707 Evert Bancker,
1783 John Ja. Beekman, 1709 Johannes Abeel, 1786 John Lansing, jr., 1710 Robert Livingston, jr., 1790 Abraham Yates, 1719 Myndert Schuyler,
1796 Abraham Ten Broeck, 1721 Peter Van Brugh, 1799 Philip S.Van Rensselaer, 1723 Myndert Schuyler, 1816 Elisha Jenkins, 1725 Johannes Cuyler, 1819 Philip S. Van Rensselaer, 1726 Rutger Bleecker, 1821 Charles E. Dudley, 1729 John De Peyster,
1824 Ambrose Spencer, 1731 Hans Hansen,
1826 James Stevenson, 1732 John De Peyster, 1828 Charles E. Dudley, 1733 Edward Holland, 11829 John Townsend.
RECORDERS. 1686 Isaac Swinton, 11759 Volkert P. Douw, 1687 Derrick Wessells, 1761 John Ten Eyck, 1696 Jan Jans Bleecker, 1778 Abraham Yates, jr., 1700 John Bleecker,
1780 Leonard Gansevoort, 1701 John Abeel,
1789 Peter W. Yates, 1709 Robert Livingston, jr., 1793 John Tayler, 1710 John Cuyler,
1797 Abraham Van Vechten, 1725 Rutger Bleecker, 1808 John Van Ness Yates, 1726 John De Peyster,
1810 T. Van Wyck Graham, 1728 Dirck Ten Broeck, 1811 John Van Ness Yates, 1746 Edward Collins, 1816 Philip S. Parker, 1748 Robert Sanders, 1821 Estes Howe, 1750 Sybrant G. Van Schaick, 1825 Ebenezer Baldwin, 1756 Jolin G. Roseboom, 1826 James M-Kown.
ROBERT LIVINGSTON was the first town clerk of the city of Albany, and was appointed by Governor DONGAN at the time of granting the charter.
OFFICERS OF THE CITY OF ALBANY FOR THE YEAR 1830.
John Townsend, MAYOR.
Assistants. 1st Ward, Barent P. Staats, William L. Osborn,
Erastus Corning, John 0. Cole. 2d Ward, John Cassidy,
William Seymour, Daniel M‘Glashan, James D. Wasson. 3d Ward, Harman V. Hart, Cornelius Egbert,
Gerritt Gates, Gerritt W. Ryckman. 4th Ward, James Maher, Barnum Whipple,
Lemuel Steele, Clark Durant. 5th Ward, James Gibbons, John Van Ness, jr.,
William Stillwell, John Van Schoonhoven.
The Aldermen, Assistants, and Constables, were chosen September 29, 1829.
The Aldermen are ex officio Justices of the Peace. Any Alderman in the city of Albany is authorized, under the law of the state relating to Justices of the Peace, to try any action for the recovery of a penalty to the amount of twenty-five dollars or under, incurred by or under any By-law of the city, but he has no other jurisdiction by virtue of that law. Wards. Supervisors.
Collectors. Constables. 1st Barent P. Staats, Anthony Brooks, Abraham Sickles. 2d William Seymour, Joseph Russell, Ivers Barton. 3d Nicholas Bleecker, John Buckbee, Isaac Conklin. 4th Joseph Alexander, Samuel Vail, Henry Spencer. 5th Jno. N. Quackenbush, John Bowne, S. S. Winchester.
w The Supervisors, Collectors and Constables were chosen May 4, 1829.
COMMITTEES appointed by the Mayor, since the elec. tion in September, 1829.
Board of Magistrates.-The Recorder, Messrs. Staats, Cassidy, Gates, Steele, and Stillwell.
Board of Health - The Recorder, Messrs. Cole, Hart, Egbert, and Gibbons.
Accounts.--Messrs. Hart, Egbert, and Van Schoonhoven.
Flagging and Paving.--Messrs. Gates, Steele, Fow. ler, Van Ness, and Wasson.
Markets.-Messrs. Seymour, Staats, Steele, Stillwell, and Ryckman.
Trespass.-Messrs. Cole, Gibbons, and Whipple. Land.-Messrs. Hart, Corning, Gibbons, Seymour, and Osborn.
Engines.-Messrs. Steele, Van Schoonhoven, and Egbert.
Night Watch.-Messrs. M‘Glashan, Hart, Wasson, and Maher.
Lamps.-Messrs. Staats, Hart, Fowler, Wasson, and Van Ness.
Water and Pumps.--Messrs. Stillwell, Ryckman, and Osborn.
Almshouse.--Messrs. Wasson, Gates, and Corning. Navigation.—Messrs. Whipple, Hart, Maher, Seymour, and Osborn.
Ferry.-Messrs. Staats, Cole, Steele, and Wasson.
Finance.—Messrs. Corning, Hart, Fowler, Wasson, and Seymour.
Applications to the Legislature.-Messrs. Gibbons, Ryckman, and Whipple. Building Committee.-
The Recorder, Messrs. Staats, Wasson, Hart, Maher, and Stillwell.
Paul Hochstrasser, Clerk.
Gerrit L. Dox,
James G, Wasson, Clerk,
John 0. Cole, Daniel M Glashan, John Meigs and Abraham Sickles, High Constables.
ALBANY INSTITUTE. The Albany Institute was incorporated February 27, 1829, and is composed of two societies, which formerly existed in this city, viz. the “Society for the promotion of Useful Arts in the state of New York,” and “the Albany Lyceum of Natural History.”
The object of the Institute is the pursuit of science and literature in their most extensive sense.
It has a well selected and valuable library.
The transactions of the Institute are occasionally pub. lished, in numbers of various sizes, corresponding with the materials on hand.
Officers chosen March 11, 1829.
Appointed. 1817 Theodore Romeyn Beck, M. D. Principal. 1824 Rev. Peter Bullions, Prof. of Languages. 1826 Joseph Henry, Prof. of Math. and Nat. Phil. 1829 William Soul, 1829 ,
Daniel D. T. Leech, } Tutors,
ALBANY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
Jesse Buel, President.
HUDSON CITY. This city was incorporated by the Legislature, April 22d, 1785, and is divided into two wards.
Its officers are a Mayor, Recorder, two Aldermen, and two Assistant Aldermen, in each ward; a Clerk, a Mar. shal, a Chamberlain, one Supervisor, three Assessors, one Collector, two Constables, and as many Overseers of highways in each ward as the Common Council may direct.
The annual election is holden in each ward on the first Tuesday of April.
The Common Council are required by the charter to appoint, annually, three persons in each ward as Inspectors of elections, who are bound to give three days public notice of the time and places of holding city elections in each ward, to be set up in writing in three public places therein.
The COMMON COUNCIL consists of the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Assistants.
The Mayor is appointed by the Common Council in the month of January, annually.
The RECORDER is appointed by the senate, on the nomination of the Governor, and holds his office for five years.
The Marshal is appointed in the same manner, and holds his office for three
years. The CHAMBERLAIN is annually appointed by the Com. mon Council.