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SECTION 22
Cession with reservation of right to serve process
State (STL) CHAPTER 57, ARTICLE 3
§ 22. Cession with reservation of right to serve process. Title and
jurisdiction to the following described tracts or parcels of land have
been ceded to the United States by this state on condition the
jurisdiction so ceded should not prevent the execution thereon of any
process, civil or criminal, issued under the authority of the state,
except as such process might affect the property of the United States
therein:

1. Montock point, Suffolk county. A tract of land at Montock point, in
the county of Suffolk, known by the name of Turtle hill, and bounded as
follows: "Beginning at the beach, and at a rock lying on a hommock, at
the bottom of the said hill, and runs thence N. 82Á W., 11 chains and
58 links; thence S. 5Á W., 5 chains; thence S. 15Á E., 9 chains, to a
rock marked John Champlain, 1788; thence on the same course to low water
mark; thence northeasterly along low water mark, until the point of
beginning bears N. 82Á W.; thence to the place of beginning," acquired
for the erection of a light-house thereon.

2. In Huntington, Suffolk county. "All that certain lot, piece or
parcel of land at the northern extremity of Eaton's neck, in the town of
Huntington, in the county of Suffolk, beginning at the northernmost
point thereof, upon the shore at high water, which is distant from a
stone fixed in the ground and bears N. 12Á W., 2 chains and 24 links;
thence along the high water line of the shore S. 75Á W., 12 chains and
75 links; thence S. 12Á E., 2 chains and 45 links to a stone fixed in
the ground; thence S. 12Á E., 2 chains and 58 links; thence S. 36Á E., 2
chains and 70 links; thence S. 63Á E., 1 chain and 82 links; thence N.
70Á E., 10 chains and 17 links; thence N. 12Á W., to the stone first
mentioned 5 chains and 62 links; thence N. 12Á W., 2 chains and 24 links
to the place of beginning, containing ten acres," acquired for the
erection of a light-house thereon.

3. Islands in New York harbor. Three certain islands in and about the
harbor of New York, viz.: Bedlow's island and Ellis or Oyster island,
bounded on all sides by the waters of the Hudson river, and Governor's
island, bounded on all sides by the waters of the East river and Hudson
river.

4. Great Gull and Little Gull islands, Suffolk county. Great Gull
island and Little Gull island, in the county of Suffolk, and bounded on
all sides by the waters of the East river, acquired for the erection of
a light-house thereon.

5. Sands or Watch point, Queens county. A tract of land at Sands or
Watch point, on Long Island, in the town of North Hempstead, county of
Queens, described as follows: "Beginning on the easterly side of said
point, at a place or point in the line of ordinary high water mark,
being N. 56Á E., from a large walnut or hickory tree, marked on three
sides, standing upon the upland, and running thence (from the said point
in high water mark) across the said point of land on a course S. 56Á W.,
so as to pass about four feet southerly of a small marked buttonwood
tree, standing on the bank, and passing through the center of the said
walnut or hickory tree marked on three sides, and through the center of
a high white oak tree marked on two sides, to ordinary high water mark
on the westerly side of said point of land; and thence to the line of
ordinary high water mark to and around the said point of land to the
point or place of beginning, in the line of ordinary high water mark on
the easterly side of said point of land, containing five acres of land,
be the same more or less," acquired for the erection of a light-house.

6. Galoo island, Lake Ontario. A tract of five acres on the head of
Galoo island, in Lake Ontario, "Commencing 75 links S. 45Á E., from a
large oak tree standing on the lake shore at a stake and stones marked
U.S., from thence S. 45Á W., 12 chains and 90 links to a cedar stake and
stones marked U.S., from thence northwesterly along the lake shore 11
chains and 80 links to a point, on the edge of a large flat rock 2
chains due south from the center of the spot fixed on for a light-house,
from thence N. 45Á W., 2 chains and 65 links on a flat rock, from thence
N. 45Á E., 5 chains and 80 links to the place of beginning," acquired
for the erection of a light-house thereon.

7. Island near Rouse's Point, Lake Champlain. A small island near
Rouse's Point, on Lake Champlain, called Island Point; and also over the
land under the water opposite to lots number 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 and
66 of the small lots in the tract of land heretofore laid out for the
Canadian and Nova Scotia refugees: "Beginning on the west shore of Lake
Champlain, in the line run for the north bounds of this state, and
running thence east, to the distance of 500 feet from low water's mark;
thence southerly, keeping at the said distance of 500 feet from low
water's mark of said shore of Lake Champlain, and the shore of said
island, until a west course will strike the southwest corner of the said
lot number sixty-six, then west to the same, and then northerly,
following the shore of the said lake, and the shore of the said island,
to place of beginning."

8. At mouth of Oswego river. A tract of six acres at the mouth of the
Oswego river, and on the southerly side of the Oswego fort, in the
county of Oswego, bounded as follows, viz.: "Beginning at a stake and
stones marked L.H. standing S. 35Á W., 82 links, from the southwest
angle of the fort; thence S. 75Á E., 9 chains and 20 links, to a stake
and stones marked L.H., thence S. 15Á W., 7 chains 35 links, to a stake
and stones marked L.H., thence N. 75Á W., 7 chains and 65 links, to a
stake and stones marked L.H., standing on the bank of the lake; thence
northerly along said bank, to a point where the north line of the lot
intersects said bank; thence southeasterly along said line about 48
links, to the place of beginning," acquired for the erection of a
light-house thereon.

9. At mouth of Genesee river. A tract of three acres and 115 rods, at
the mouth of the Genesee river, on the west side thereof, being part of
village lot number twenty-eight, in the village of Charlotte, in the
former town of Gates, and county of Monroe, bounded as follows:
"Beginning at the easterly side of Main street, at a stake and stones
one chain southerly from the northeasterly corner of said lot number
twenty-eight, running thence S. 61Á 45' E., 2 chains and 50 links, to a
stake and stones; thence N. 28Á 15' E., 1 chain, to the northerly line
of said lot; thence S. 61Á 45' E., 8 chains and 48 links, to the said
river; thence S. 26Á W., along the said river, 2 chains to a stake and
stones; thence N. 61Á 45' W., 2 chains and 50 links, to a stake and
stones; thence S. 2 chains, to the southerly line of said lot number
twenty-eight; thence N. 61Á 45' W., 8 chains and 63 links, along the
said line, to the said Main street; thence N. 28Á 15' E., 3 chains to
the place of beginning, containing three acres and 150 rods," acquired
for the erection of a light-house thereon.

10. In Sodus, Wayne county. A tract in the town of Sodus in the county
of Wayne, bounded as follows: "Beginning on the shore of Lake Ontario,
on the east bounds of Ontario street, running thence south on the said
east bounds of the street 9 chains and 16 links, to a cedar post at the
north end of Captain Wickham's board fence; thence N. 63Á 40' E., 4
chains and 23 links, to a cedar stake near the south point of the bank
on the north side of the flat; thence N. 40Á E., 3 chains and 37 links,
to the shore of the lake; thence along the shore N. 36Á 30' W., 3 chains
and 85 links; thence N. 66Á W., 3 chains and 98 links, to the place of
beginning; containing three acres and one-fourth, and thirty perches of
land," acquired for the erection of a light-house thereon.

11. At Buffalo, Erie county. A tract of half an acre in Buffalo, Erie
county, described in a deed thereof, executed by Joseph Ellicott, as
attorney for the grantors, to the United States as follows: "All that
certain tract of land, situate, lying and being in the village of
Buffalo, in the county of Niagara and state of New York, being part or
parcel of a certain township which, on a map or survey of divers tracts
or townships of land made for the proprietors by Joseph Ellicott,
surveyor, is distinguished by township number eleven, in the eighth
range; beginning at a stone in the northern bounds of outer lot number
thirty-six, in said village, standing N. 48Á E., 54 links from the
northwest corner of said lot, thence bounding on land conveyed to Joseph
and Benjamin Ellicott, by deed bearing date February 29, 1812, N. 48Á
E., 6 chains and 1 link to the southwestern bank of Buffalo creek;
thence bounding on the said bank of the said creek, N. 87Á W., 1 chain
and 27 links; thence by a line parallel to the northern bounds of said
lands conveyed to Joseph and Benjamin Ellicott by deed as aforesaid, S.
48Á W., 5 chains and 11 links to a stone, and thence S. 42Á E., 90
links, to the place of beginning, containing half an acre, be the same
more or less," acquired for the erection of a light-house thereon.

12. At Oldfield point, Suffolk county. A tract of land at Oldfield
point, on Long Island sound, in the county of Suffolk, bounded as
follows: "Commencing at a stake at high water mark, from thence running
a course S. 49Á 20' W., 788 feet, to a cherry tree and fence; thence
down along the fence a course N. 30Á 18' W., from the cherry tree to
high water mark, 245 feet; thence the same course, to low water mark;
thence along the sound at low water mark, a northerly and easterly
course round the point, to a place opposite to the place of beginning;
and thence the first mentioned course, to the stake or place of
beginning," acquired for the erection of a light-house thereon.

13. At Throg's neck, Westchester county. A tract of land at Throg's
neck, in the county of Westchester, bounded as follows: "Commencing at
high water mark, and running a course N. 36Á 30' E., to a certain
painted rock, and from thence the same course to high water mark, being
766 feet; thence southerly and westerly around the point, to a painted
rock at low water mark; thence the first mentioned course, to the place
of beginning," acquired for the erection of a light-house thereon.

14. In New Utrecht, Kings county. A tract of land in the town of New
Utrecht, Kings county, described as follows: "Beginning at the bay or
river on the division line of the hereby described premises, and land
now or late belonging to Jane Smith, and running thence along the said
division line N. 58Á E., 1 chain and 50 links, to a certain stake
standing on the bank; thence along the said line N. 37Á E., 67 chains
and 80 links, to certain lands now or late belonging to John S. Denyse;
thence along the last mentioned lands S. 57Á E., 3 chains and 92 links,
to certain lands now or late belonging to Issac Cortelyou; thence along
the last mentioned lands and along certain lands now or late belonging
to Jaques Cortelyou, S. 28Á W., 37 chains 42 links; thence along the
last mentioned lands the five following courses, to wit, S. 38Á 40' W.,
23 chains, to a certain rock; thence S. 41Á W., 4 chains 47 links;
thence S. 25Á E., 3 chains and 25 links; thence S. 64Á W., 7 chains 43
links; thence S. 41Á W., 1 chain and 30 links, to the bay or river
aforesaid; thence northwesterly along the said bay or river, to the
place of beginning; containing sixty acres, one rood and six perches of
land;" and the second of which is bounded as follows: "Beginning at the
southeasterly point of the land next before described, thence N. 62Á E.,
180 yards; thence N. 20Á W., 75 yards; thence N. 42Á E., 310 yards;
thence S. 60Á E., 242 yards; thence S. 25Á W., 160 yards; thence N. 60Á
W., about 185 yards, to a point near a pond; thence S. 33Á W., 195
yards; thence S. 53Á W., 220 yards, to the bay or river; thence along
the said bay, 90 yards, to the place of beginning; according to a plat
and survey thereof, containing sixteen acres and one-half acre of land,"
acquired for the erection of fortifications thereon.

15. In New Utrecht, Kings county. A tract of land in the town of New
Utrecht, Kings county, described as follows: "Beginning at the water's
edge at the southeast point of the first parcel of land above described;
thence N. 41Á E., 1 chain and 30 links; thence N. 64Á E., 7 chains and
43 links; thence N. 25Á W., 3 chains and 25 links; thence N. 41Á E., 4
chains and 47 links; thence N. 38Á 40' E., 9 chains and 10 links; thence
S. 60Á E., 11 chains and 69 links; thence S. 25Á W., 7 chains and 28
links; thence N. 60Á W., 8 chains and 41 links; thence S. 35Á W., 8
chains and 86 links; thence S. 53Á W., 10 chains; thence along the
water's edge, to the place of beginning; containing seventeen acres,
fourteen perches and one hundred and five yards of land," acquired for
the erection of fortifications thereon.

16. In Islip, Suffolk county. A tract of land and beach, in the town
of Islip, in the county of Suffolk, being the west end of the east
branch of Fire-island inlet, "beginning on the southerly side of the
same, at low water mark, on the Atlantic ocean, in a range of branded
stakes; thence north thirty-two chains, to low water mark on the Great
South bay, including all the land to the west of the said north line to
Fire-island inlet aforesaid, at low water mark," acquired for the
erection of a light-house thereon.

17. In Haverstraw, Rockland county. A tract of land in the town of
Haverstraw, in the county of Rockland, being the extreme point of land
called Stoney-Point, on the Hudson river, "beginning at the river at
high water mark, on the south side of the point, at a stake, thence
across the point, north four degrees west, (passing thirty-five links to
the west of the fort) to the river at high water mark; thence along the
same at high water mark round the point to the place of beginning,"
acquired for the erection of a light-house or beacon thereon.

18. In Cornwall, Orange county. A certain tract of land in the town of
Cornwall, in the county of Orange, described as follows: "Beginning at
the northeasterly corner of the piece of land herein intended to be
described, at the mouth of a small creek which enters into the Hudson
river near the old stores, and thence up and along the southeasterly
side of the said creek to its intersection with the northeasterly side
of the road leading from West-Point to John Cronkhite's; thence
southeasterly along the northeasterly side of the said road to its
intersection with the road which leads from West-Point southerly to the
Widow Kinsley's; thence from said point of intersection due south, to a
point 7 chains south of the line which divides the Gridley farm from the
post of West-Point; thence S. 81Á E., to the Hudson's river, on a line
parallel with the said division line; and from thence northwardly along
the low water mark of the said river, to the place of beginning,
containing two hundred and twenty acres or thereabouts."

19. In Lyme, Jefferson county. A certain tract of land in the town of
Lyme in the county of Jefferson, being the extreme point of land called
Tibbets' point, described as follows: "Beginning at a stake standing on
the extreme point thereof, on the bank of Lake Ontario; thence N. 7Á 30'
E., 5 chains to a basswood sapling cornered; thence S. 82Á 30' E., 5
chains and 50 links to a stake cornered, 10 links southwesterly from a
maple tree blazed; thence S. 7Á 30' W., 7 chains and 50 links to a stake
on the bank of Lake Ontario, 9 links southerly from a walnut tree
blazed; thence N. 49Á 45' W., 5 chains and 99 links to an angle; thence
S. 70Á 30' W., 97 links to the place of beginning, containing two acres
and ninety-six hundredths of an acre of land," acquired for the erection
of a light-house thereon.

20. On Plumb island, Suffolk county. A tract of land containing three
acres, on the south side of the west end of Plumb island, in the county
of Suffolk, and described as follows: "Beginning at low water mark,
opposite a rock on the edge of the upland, marked U.S. 1826, and running
thence north four degrees east, six chains and three links to a stake on
the hill; thence running south seventy-nine degrees west, over a rock at
the bottom of the bank marked U.S. to the west point of said island to
low water mark; thence southeastwardly along the shore at low water mark
to the place of beginning, opposite to the first mentioned rock, butted
and bounded northwardly and eastwardly by lands of Richard Jerome;
southwardly and westwardly by the waters of Gardiner's bay and Plumb
Gut;" acquired for the erection of a light-house thereon.

21. On North Brothers island, Queens county. A tract of land at the
western extremity of North Brothers island, in Long Island sound, county
of Queens, containing not less than one nor more than five acres,
acquired for the erection of a light-house thereon.

22. In Esopus, Ulster county. A tract of land under water in the town
of Esopus, Ulster county, at or near the junction of the Roundout and
Hudson rivers, not exceeding two acres in area, acquired for the
erection of a light-house or beacon light thereon.

23. At Esopus meadows, Ulster county. A tract of land in the town of
Esopus, in the county of Ulster, at a place called the Esopus meadows or
flats, in the Hudson river, and covered with the waters, and which is
described as follows: "Beginning at a point on the west side of the
channel of the Hudson river, on the edge of the said channel, in
eighteen inches water at low water, from whence a course S. 2Á E. will
strike the northwest corner of Governor Lewis's dock, and a course N. 2Á
E. will strike the window in the store on Thompson's dock, and a course
S. 43Á E. will strike the northeast corner of Emmet's house, and a
course N. 65Á W. will strike a small house on the west side of the
river, occupied by Henry Terpenning, and a course S. 27Á W. will strike
the store on Degraff's dock; thence from said point down the river five
chains; thence towards the west bank of the river at right angles to the
first course five chains; thence with a course parallel to the first
course five chains; thence with a course parallel to the second course
five chains, to the place of beginning," acquired for the erection of a
light-house thereon.

24. In the city of Buffalo, Erie county. A tract of land in the city
of Buffalo on the east side of the Niagara river, described as follows:
"Beginning at the point of intersection of the westerly line of the
Lockport and Buffalo railroad with the southerly line of lot number
eight of the state reserve; thence N. 82Á 10' W., 75 feet, more or less,
to the towing path of the Erie canal enlargement; thence N. 2Á 10' E.,
75 feet; thence S. 82Á 10' E., 75 feet, more or less, to the Lockport
and Buffalo railroad; thence S. 2Á 10' W., 75 feet, to the place of
beginning," acquired for the erection of a light-house or beacon
thereon.

25. In the bay of New York. A tract of land, being such portion of the
lands under water comprising what is known as West bank, in the lower
bay of the port of New York, and Old Orchard shoals, required and
occupied by the United States in the erection thereon of wharves and
warehouses for the reception of goods and merchandise arriving in such
port in vessels subject to quarantine by the laws of this state.

26. David's island, New Rochelle. A tract of land situate in the
harbor of New Rochelle, and known as David's island, acquired by the
United States to be used for military purposes.

27. At West Point, Orange county. Certain tracts of land at West
Point, Orange county, acquired by the United States prior to May 15,
1875, for the erection and maintenance thereon of forts, arsenals, docks
and piers, military academy, hospitals and other needful buildings, and
for the maintenance of the national cemetery and an observatory.

28. For aids to navigation on Old Orchard shoal. For the purpose of
establishing thereon lights or other aids to navigation on Old Orchard
shoal; a tract of land under water inclosed by a circle of two hundred
feet in diameter, the center of which shall be located as follows: the
angle included between the ranges to Romer light and Sandy Hook light
shall be thirty-five degrees and four minutes, the angle between the
ranges to Sandy Hook light and Waackaack beacon shall be seventy-nine
degrees and two minutes.

29. For fish preserve, Cape Vincent. All that tract or parcel of land,
situate in the village and town of Cape Vincent, county of Jefferson,
and state of New York, and bounded as follows, viz.: "Beginning in the
north margin of Broadway at the southwesterly corner of the Lee
homestead lot and running thence along the north margin of Broadway
south seventy-one degrees west, one hundred and ten feet to the
southeasterly corner of the Peo lot; thence north nineteen degrees, west
along the easterly boundary line of the Peo lot, and also the Clark lot,
and continued on the same course parallel with Murray street to the
river Saint Lawrence a distance of about three chains; thence along the
said river easterly to the northwesterly corner of the said Lee
homestead lot; thence south nineteen degrees, east, along the west
boundary line of the Lee homestead lot, two chains, ninety links, to the
place of beginning, being all the land, buildings, appurtenances,
privileges, water rights, docks and cribs lying northerly of said
Broadway and between the easterly and westerly boundary lines
hereinbefore given, extended to include all water lot frontage, rights,
privileges and erections upon, along, or in front of said one hundred
and ten feet; also the already well-defined roadway leading from Murray
street to the said mill lot hereinbefore bounded and described, subject,
nevertheless, to the right of way thereon to and from the wharf lying
westerly of said mill to persons doing business at said wharf.