PASSED AT THE
BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF ALBANY,
Transcribed by Ken Margison
An act to incorporate the Hunter Turnpike Road Company
Passed April 22, 1822
I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York
in Senate and Assembly, That Gilbert E. Palen, William W. Edwards, and
Augustus R. Benjamin, and their associates, be, and they are hereby constituted
a body politic and corporate, by the name of "The Hunter Turnpike Company," for
purpose of making a good and sufficient road, to begin at or near the store of
G.E. and I. Palen in the town of Saugerties, in county of Ulster, and from
thence up the Caderskill clove the most eligible route to the New York tannery,
in the town of Hunter, in the county of Greene, and by that name they and their
successors shall and may have continual succession, and shall be persons in law
capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleded, and answering and
being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts and places
whatsoever, in all manner of actions and complaints, matters and causes, and by
that name and style shall be in law capable of purchasing, holding and conveying
any estate, real and personal, for the use of the said corporation: PROVIDED,
That such estate, as well real as personal, so to be purchased and held, shall
be necessary to fulfill the end and intent of said corporation and for no other
II. And be it further enacted, That the stock of the said company hereby incorporated shall not exceed four hundred shares, of twenty dollars each share; and that William Edwards, James Pierce, and Jonathan E. Palen be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to receive subscriptions for said stock, in the manner directed in and by the act entitled "An act relative to turnpike companies" passed March 13th, 1807.
III. And be it further enacted, That the said company hereby incorporated shall be entitled to exact and receive at one gate to be erected on said road, the following sums of money from all persons travelling or using the same:
For every waggon or cart drawn by two horses, mules or oxen, twelve and a half cents, and three cents for every additional horse, mule or ox; for every pleasure waggon not used for carrying produce, drawn by two horses, sixteen cents; for every chariot, coach, coachee or phaeton, drawn by two horses, twenty five cents, and six cents for each additional horse; for every chair, chaise or sulkey drawn by one horse, twelve and a half cents; for every one horse waggon, six cents; for every horse and rider four cents; for every sleigh or sled drawn by two horses, mules or oxen, six cents, and three cents for every additional horse, mule or ox; every sleigh drawn by one horse, three cents; for every score of hogs or sheep, eight cents; for every score of cattle, horses or mules, twenty cents; and in that proportion for any greater or less number of hogs, sheep, cattle, horses or mules; for every horse led or driven, three cents.
IV. And be it further enacted, That the number of directors of the company hereby incorporated shall be five, of whom three shall be a quorum, and capable of managing the business of the said company; and that the said company shall have and enjoy all the rights and privileges, powers and immunities, which are given and granted in and by the aforesaid act entitled " An act relative to turnpike companies," and shall be subject to all the conditions, provisions, restrictions and regulations contained in the said act.
V. And be it further enacted, That the arch of the road through the Caderskill clove shall be sufficient if made sixteen feet wide and the remaining part of the said road, the arch shall be twenty four feet wide.