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AN ACT to provide for the publication of the session laws from seventeen hundred and seventy-seven to eighteen hundred and one, inclusive.

PASSED May 27, 1885; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The Secretary of State is directed to republish, verbatim, preserving the original spelling and punctuation, the session laws of this State from seventeen hundred and seventy-seven to eighteen hundred and one, both inclusive. References showing when each law was amended or repealed, may be added.

§ 2. The republication shall be in octavo volumes of not less than six hundred or more than seven hundred and fifty pages each, with an index to each volume, and of a material equal in style and quality to the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-four.

§3. The edition shall consist of one thousand copies and shall be distributed as follows: One copy to each judicial district library; one copy to the clerk's office of each county; one copy to each justice of the supreme court, and each judge of the court of appeals; one copy to each legislative library, and each State department; two hundred copies to the trustees of the State library, for literary and scientific exchanges. The remainder shall be delivered to the trustees of the State library, and such trustees shall reserve sufficient copies for the future use of the State, and in their discretion sell the balance at a price to be fixed by them, and pay the proceeds into the treasury of the State.

§ 4. Six thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry this act into effect, and the same shall be paid by the Treasurer on the warrant of the Comptroller in such sums and to such persons as the Secretary of State shall approve. The work herein authorized shall not be begun unless it can be completed for the sum herein appropriated.

5. The title page of each volume shall state that it was published pursuant to this act, and the same may be cited in any action or proceeding with the same force as the original edition.

§ 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

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I have compared the preceding with the original law on file in this office, and do hereby certify that the same is a correct transcript therefrom and of the whole of said original law.

Secretary of State.




I hereby certify that the Laws, contained in this volume, were republished by me pursuant to chapter three hundred and forty-one of the Laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five.


Secretary of State.






CHAP. 1.

AN ACT concerning the appointment and election of the charter officers of the cities of New York, Albany and Hudson and concerning the mayors court of the city of New York.

PASSED the 3d of January, 1797.


Be it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Charter Senate and Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the officers in same, That it shall and may be lawful for the person administering cities, the government of this State for the time being, by and with the ment of. advice and consent of the council of appointment, yearly and every year hereafter, to appoint the several charter officers in the respective cities of New York Albany and Hudson, who are to be annually so appointed, at any time during the session of the legislature in each year; and every such present or future officer so appointed, shall hold his office for one year from the time of his appointment and until another shall be appointed, and sworn in his stead, any law charter custom or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.


And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall New York, and may be lawful for every person hereafter appointed mayor of the oath of city of New York, at any time within twenty days after such appoint- mayor. ment, to take the oaths prescribed by the charter of the said city to be taken by every person appointed mayor thereof, in the presence of any three or more of the aldermen of the said city, before such person or persons as may be appointed by commission under the great seal of this State, in the nature of a dedimus potestatum, to administer the oaths required to be taken by persons holding offices under this State

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