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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,

Matthew Keeler.

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.
Aldermen.

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.
On the first Tuesday of May, 1798, the Common
Council met, and appointed their first Treasurer, Clerk,
and Marshal, viz.

Cornelius B. Santvoord, Treasurer.
Abraham Van Ingen, Clerk.
John Coil,

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.

MAYORS.

Electcd.

Eiecica.
1798 Joseph C. Yates, 11817 Henry Yates, jr.
1803 John Yates,

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:

Elected
1828

Isaac M. Schermerhorn, MAYOR
Aldermen.

Assistants.
1st Ward Henry Peek, Nicholas A. Vedder,

Isaac 1. Yates, Peter Bradt,
2d Ward Gerrit Benson, John B. Clute,

Resolved Given, Nicholas Switz,
Maus Van Vranken, Treasurer.
Abraham Van Ingen, Clerk.
Abraham Van Ingen, Attorney and Counsellor

of the Board.
David Van Derheyden, Marshal.
Annual city meeting first Tuesday in April.

Supervisors.
1st Ward Harmanus Peek.
2d Ward Abraham Van Ingen.

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.

Recorders.
1816 Albert Pawling, 1816 William L. Marcy,
1820 Esaias Warren, 1818 Amasa Payne,
1828 Samuel M-Coun. 1821 William L. Marcy,

1823 Thomas Clowes,
(1828 Daniel Gardner.

OFFICERS FOR 1830.
Appointed.
1828 Samuel M Coun, Mayor.
1828 Daniel Gardner, Recorder.
Aldermen.

Assistants.
Ist Ward William Pierce, Isaac Wellington,
2d Ward Isaac Snedekor,

Calvin Warner,
3d Ward Townsend M‘Coun, Jeremiah Dauchy,
4th Ward Stephen Ross, Adam Smith.
5th Ward Russell R. Belknap,
67h Ward Thomas Turner, jr.

Ebenezer Wilson, jr., Attorney and Clerk.
John Thomas, Chamberlain.
Justin Kellog, Marshal.

Supervisors.
1st District William Pierce.
2d District George Vail.
3d District Nathan Dauchy.

Assessors.
1st District Abraham W. Defreest;

John Ayres,

Jacob Dancker, 2d District Gershom Cooke,

Thomas Cole,

Archibald Weaver. 3d District Abijah Purinton,

Elias Lasell,

Ebenezer Prescott.
Joshua Harpham, Overseer of the Poor.
James A. Zander, Collector.

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High Constable.
Revilo Clark.

Constables.
Lewis G. Dole,

John Burtis, jr. Justin Kellog,

William Follet,
Ezra Morse,

Lyman J. Rundell,
Daniel H. Stone, Police Justice.

Justices.
John Thomas,

David S. Wendell, Isaac M'Conihe,

George Butler, Elam Buel,

Hollister B. Gilbert, Daniel H. Stone,

Cyrus D. Sheldon.
William Yates,
Magistrates for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor.

John Thomas,
George Butler,
Daniel H. Stone.

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.

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