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CHARTERS TO THE DUKE OF YORK, THE COMMISSIONS AND IN-
TO 1775 INCLUSIVE.
TRANSMITTED TO THE LEGISLATURE BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF STATUTORY
REVISION, PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 125 OF THE LAWS OF 1891.
(Begun Nov. 21, 1769, 10. George III, Cadwallader Colden, Lieut.
[CHAPTER 1406.) (Chapter 1406 of Van Schaack, where the title only is printed.]
An Act for collecting the Duty of Excise on Strong Liquors retailed in this Colony from the first Day of January one thousand seven hundred and seventy to the first Day of January one thousand seven hundred and seventy one, inclusive.
[Passed, December 30, 1769.) BE IT ENACTED by his Honor the Lieutenant Governor the Council and the General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same that Cornelius Clopper shall be and hereby is appointed Commissioner for collecting the Duty of Excise of and from the several Retailers of Strong Liquors within the City and County of New York from the first Day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy, to the first Day of January which will be in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy one.
AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED by thc Authority afore. said that the said Commissioner shall as soon after the Publica. tion of this Act as he shall judge convenient, appoint the several Retailers within the said City and County, and direct and ascer. tain what each Retailer shall pay for the said Duty from the first Day of January one thousand seven hundred and seventy, to the first Day of January, one thousand seven hurdred and seventy one.
AND BE IT ENACTED by the Authority aforesaid that the several and respective Persons herein after named shall be and hereby are appointed Commissioners for collecting the Duty of Excise of and from the several and respective Retailers of Strong Liquors within the several and respective Counties of this
Colony herein after mentioned, and the Harbours, Bays and
For the City and County of Albany, Peter Lansing and Guys. bert G Marselis Esquires.
For the Borough of West Chester, Nathaniel Underhill Esquire
For the Manor of Philipsburgh and Yonkers in the County of West Chester, William Davids and Isaac Deane Esquires.
For the Manor of Cortlandt in the County of West Chester, Charles Moore and Hackaliah Browne Esquires.
And for the remaining Part of West Chester County Edward Stephenson and John Thomas Junior Esquires.
For Kings County Theodorus Polhemus Esquire.
For Queens County Benjamin Townshend and Samuel Clowes Esquires.
For Dutchess County Cornelius Lister, Peter Harris and Ben. jamin Akins Esquires.
For Ulster County Joseph Gasherie, and James Mc Clagry, Esquires.
For Orange County, David Puy for laverstraw Precinct; for Orange Town John Perry, for Goshen Precinct Benjamin Tusteen; and for Cornwell Precinct Daniel Coleman Esquires.
For Richmond County, Hezakiah Wright, Jacob Rezeau, and Richard Conner Esquires.
And for Suffolk County, Richard Floyd, Samuel Landon and Malby Gelston Esquires.
AND BE IT ENACTED by the Authority aforesaid, that the aforesaid several and respective Commissioners or the major Part of them respectively shall as soon as they conveniently can after the Publication of this Act meet at the County Hall of their beveral and respective Counties or at such other Place or Places as they the said Commissioners shall respectively appoint for putting in execution the Powers and Authorities given by this Act, at which Time, or at such other Times as they shall judge necessary, the said Commissioners, or the major Part of them respectively shall for their own Counties and Districts severally and respectively fix the Number and appoint the several Retailers within their several and respective Counties and Districts, and direct and ascertain what each Retailer shall pay for the said Duty of Excise from the first Day of January one thousand seven hundred and seventy to the first Day of January one thousand
seren hundred and seventy one. PROVIDED ALWAYS AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED by the Authority aforesaid, that no Retailer in any of the Cities or Counties of this Colony shall pay under the sum of twenty shillings for the said Duty of Excise, except those who shall retail Strong Liquors not to be drank in their Houses, and such as may retail strong Liquors at or near the County Hall in Suffolk County during the sittings of their Courts, or other Public Meetings there, who shall be rated at the discretion of the respective Commissioners and that all those who have heretofore been Retailers of Strong Liquors in this Colony shall not pay less for the said Duty than they did in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine, but as much more as the Commissioner or Commissioners for the City County or District, where such Retailers may reside, shall think reasonable.
AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED by the Authority afore. said, that the said several Commissioners shall on or before the first Day of of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand seren hundred and seventy one, render just true and particular Accounts on Oath to the Treasurer of this Colony of all the Sums of Money to be raised by virtue of this Act on the several Retail. ers within the Cities, Counties and Districts for which they are respectively appointed Commissioners as aforesaid, specifying the Names of every Retailer, and the Sums they have respectively been rated at, and pay the same to the said Treasurer of this Colony for the Time being deducting therefrom only such Sum or Sums as is by this Act allowed such Commissioner or Com. missioners for the management of the said Duty: and in order the better to secure the payment oi the Sums to be raised by virtue of this Act.
BE IT FURTHER ENACTED by the Authority aforesaid that the said Commissioners before they take upon themselves the execution of the Powers and Authorities given by this Act shall respectively enter into Bonds to the Treasurer of this Colony for the Time being in the Sums following, that is to say.
The said Cornelius Clopper in the Penal Sum of one thousand six hundred Pounds.
The said Peter Lansing, and Guysbert G Marselis in the Penal Sum of three hundred Pounds.
The said Nathaniel Underhill in the Penal Sum of twenty, Pounds.