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Counsellors. Robert Buloid,
Dr. Stephen Brown, Thomas Fessenden,
Assistant Counsellors. Dr. Elijah Mead,
Joshua Geer, Nathaniel Weed,
Samuel T. Tisdale, Micah Baldwin,
Daniel H. Arnold, Shepherd Knapp,
CITY OF SCHEVECTADY.
The city of Schenectady was incorporated by an act of the Legislature, passed March 26th, 1798.
Previous to its incorporation, the corporate property was held under letters patent dated November 1st, 1684, to Ryer Schermerhorn and others, in trust for the benefit of the inhabitants. Schermerhorn, as survivor, conveyed to William Apple, October 21st, 1714, who, on the same day, conveyed to Aaron Bradt and others in trust. Bradt survived the other trustees, and devised the common lands and property to Abraham Fonda and others, as trustees for the inhabitants, and from the trustees the same passed into the hands of the corporation of the city, and was vested in them by the act of incorporation.
The city was originally divided into four wards, called the first, second, third, and fourth wards, each ward electing two Aldermen, and two Assistants, who, with the Mayor, composed the Common Council of the city.
The usual police powers were vested in the Common Council, but no provision was made for the appointment of a RECORDER, nor for the holding of a Mayor's Court. The act of incorporation requires the Common Council to meet on the first Tuesday of May annually, and to appoint a TREASURER, CLERK, and MARSHAL.
The election of Aldermen, Assistants, and Town Offi. cers, is directed to be holden on the first Tuesday of April annually.
The Common Council hold stated meetings at the City Hall on the first Monday of every month.
The first election for Charter Officers'was holden on the first Tuesday of April, 1798, and the following per. sons composed the COMMON COUNCIL at the time of its organization, on the ninth day of April, 1798, viz.
Joseph C. Yates, MAYOR.
Assistants. 1st Ward John Peck,, William N. Lighthall,
John Yates, William James Teller, 2d Ward Joseph Shurtleff, William Corlett,
M. Schermerhorn, Abraham P. Truax, 3d Ward Isaac De Graaf, Lewis D. Peck,
B. Schermerhorn, Alexander M Michael, 4th Ward Daniel Toll, Jacob A. Vrooman,
Abr. De Graaf, Isaac Vedder.
Cornelius B. Santvoord, Treasurer.
Marshal. By an act of the legislature, passed April 14, 1820, the third and fourth wards, usually called the “out," or
country wards,” were separated from the city, and erected into towns, the former called “ Rotterdam,” and the latter “ Glenville ;" and a division of the common property was directed by the act which allotted one half to the first and second, and the other half to the third and fourth wards.
The first and second wards compose what is now called THE CITY OF SCHENECTADY.
1825 Isaac M. Schermerhorn 1810 Abraham Ootbout,
1826 David Boyd, 1811 John Yates,
1828 Isaac M. Schermerhorn. 1813 Maus Schermerhorn,
There have been no RECORDERS in this city, and no MAYOR's Court was ever organized.
OFFICERS for 1830:
Isaac M. Schermerhorn, MAYOR
Isaac 1. Yates, Peter Bradt,
Resolved Given, Nicholas Switz,
of the Board.
CITY OF TROY.
The city of Troy was incorporated April 12th, 1816.
It is divided into six wards. Its officers are a Mayor and Recorder, six Aldermen, and four Assistants, a Clerk, a Marshal, a Chamberlain, Supervisors, one or more Collectors, six Assessors, and six Constables.
The Mayor is appointed in the month of January annually, by the Common Council.
The Recorder is appointed by the Senate on the nomination of the Governor, and holds his office five years.
The annual city election in each ward is holden on the second Tuesday of May, when all the city offi. cers are elected except the Mayor and Recorder.
The Mayor's COURT holds its sessions on the first Tuesday of every month.
The Mayor's Court has jurisdiction over all actions real, personal, and mixed, arising within the city ; also of transitory actions which may not have originated therein.
The Clerk of the county is ex officio Clerk of the ayor's Court. Mayors.
1823 Thomas Clowes,
OFFICERS FOR 1830.
Ebenezer Wilson, jr., Attorney and Clerk.
Jacob Dancker, 2d District Gershom Cooke,
Archibald Weaver. 3d District Abijah Purinton,
John Burtis, jr. Justin Kellog,
Lyman J. Rundell,
David S. Wendell, Isaac M'Conihe,
George Butler, Elam Buel,
Hollister B. Gilbert, Daniel H. Stone,
Cyrus D. Sheldon.
TROY FEMALE SEMINARY.
Emma Willard, Principal.
Almira H. Lincoln, Assistant. Trustees.-Joseph Russell, William Bradley, James Van Schoonhoven, Richard P. Hart, Nathan Warren, Jeremiah Dauchy, John Paine.
This is a very flourishing and celebrated school, and has at this time about 200 pupils.