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CHAP 449.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to enable non-

resident guardians to obtain property in this State belong-
ing to their wards residing in other States or territories of the
United States," passed March tenth, eighteen hundred and
seventy.

PASSED May 28, 1875; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section one of chapter fifty-nine of the laws of eighteen Amending hundred and seventy, entitled “ An act to enable non-resident guardi- la vs 1870, ans to obtain property in this State_ belonging to their wards residing 7 Edı. 589. in other States or territories of the United States," is hereby amended 80 as to read as follows :

8 1. In all cases where any guardian and his ward may both be In what residents of any other State or territory of the United States, and such manner ward may be entitled to property of any description in this State, such may ob

tain propguardian, on producing to the surrogate's court, or other court of com

erty.
petent jurisdiction, of the county in which such property or the prin.
cipal part thereof is situated a full and complete transcript from the
records of a court of competent jurisdiction in the State or territory
in which he and his ward reside, duly exemplified or authenticated,
showing that he has been appointed guardian of such ward, and that
he has given a bond and security in the State or territory in which he
and his ward reside, in double the value of the property of such ward,
and also showing to such court that a removal of the property of such
ward will not conflict with the terms or limitations attending the right
by which the ward owns the same, then such transcript may be
recorded in such court, and snch guardian shall be entitled to receive
letters of guardianship of the estate of such minor from such court,
which shall authorize him to demand, sue for and recover any such
property, and remove the same to the place of residence of himself and
his ward. And such court may order any resident guardian, executor
or administrator having any of the estate of such ward, to deliver the
same to such non-resident guardian; provided all debts known to exist
against such estate have been first paid.

82. This act shall take effect immediately,
Repealed by L. 1880, ch. 245. See Co. Civ. Proc., SS 2838–40.

CHAP 448. Amending AN ACT to amend an act entitled “ An act to amend an act ch. 79, Laws 1875, entitled 'An act to provide for the incorporation of religiante, p. 57.

ous societies,' passed April fifth, eighteen hundred and thirteen, and supplementary thereto,” passed March twentyninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five.

PASSED May 28, 1875. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Section three of an act entitled " An act to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of religious societies,' passed April fifth, eighteen hundred and thirteen, and supplementary thereto," passed March twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred

and seventy-five, is hereby amended so as to read as foìlows: Devises to 8 3. Any religious society, organized under the laws of this State, religious societies. may take and receive by bequest or devise any real or personal estate,

the net annual income of which shall not exceed twelve thousand dollars, subject, however, to the provisions of chapter three hundred and sixty of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty, entitled “An act relating to wills.”

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

ch. 228,

CHAP. 445.
AN ACT to further amend an act entitled “An act for the

incorporation of companies formed to navigate the ocean
by steamships or ships or vessels using caloric engines,"
passed April twelfth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two.

PASSED May 28, 1875. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : Amedding SECTION 1. Section one of the act entitled “ An act for the incor

poration of companies formed to navigate the ocean by steamships or 3 Edm.815. ships or vessels using caloric engines,” passed April twelfth, eighteen

hundred and fifty-two, is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Incorpora

§ 1. Any seven or more persons who may desire to form a company

for the purpose of building for their own use, equipping, furnishing, company. fitting, purchasing, chartering, navigating and owning vessels to be

propelled solely or partially by the power or aid of steam or other expansive fluid or motive power, to be used in all lawful commerce and navigation upon the ocean, seas, sounds and rivers navigable by ocean .steamers, and for the transportation of passengers, freight and mails, may make, sign and acknowledge, before some officer competent to take the acknowledgment of deeds, and file in the office of the clerk of the county in which the principal office for the management of the business of the company shall be situated, and a duplicate thereof in the office of the Secretary of State, a certificate in writing, in which shall be stated the corporate name of the said company and the specific

tion of

objects for which the company shall be formed, stating particularly the ports between which such yessels are intended to be navigated, the amount of the capital stock of said company, which shall not be less than fifty thousand nor more than four million dollars; the term of its existence not to exceed twenty years; the number of shares of which the said capital stock shall consist; the number of directors, and their names, who shall manage the concerns of said company for the first year; and the name of the city or town and county in which the principal office for managing the affairs of the company is to be situated.

CHAP 452.

AN ACT further to amend chapter three hundred and nine

teen of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-eight, entitled "An act for the incorporation of benevolent, charitable, scientific and missionary societies,” and the several acts amendatory thereof.

Passed May 28, 1875. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The following section shall be added to chapter three Amending hundred and nineteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty- ch. 819, eight, entitled " An act for the incorporation of benevolent, charitable, 3 Edm. 705. scientific and missionary societies":

$ 11. The number of trustees, directors or managers in any corpo- Increase of ration which may have been heretofore or which may hereafter be trustees. organized under the said act may be increased as follows: The existing trustees of any such corporation, or a majority thereof, shall make and sign a certificate declaring how many trustees, directors or managers the corporation shall have in the future management of its business and stating the names of the new or additional trustees, directors, or managers, which certificate shall be acknowledged or bé proved by a subscribing witness, and shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, and also in the office of the clerk of the county where the original certificate of incorporation was filed; and from and after the filing of such certificate the trustees, directors or managers of such corporation shall be deemed increased to the number therein stated, and the persons so named shall be trustees until a new election of trustees, directors or managers shall be had according to said act and the by-laws or regulations of said corporation.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP 458.

AmendIng ch. 807, Laws 1873.

May perform duties in other Jounties.

AN ACT to amend chapter eight hundred and seven of the

laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, entitled “An act concerning notaries public in the counties of Kings, Queens, Richmond, Westchester and Rockland, and in the city and county of New York, and authorizing them to exercise the functions of their office therein."

PASSED May 28, 1875; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section one of chapter eight hundred and seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, entitled “An act concerning notaries public in the counties of Kings, Queens, Richmond, Westchester and Rockland, and in the city and county of New York, and authorizing them to exercise the functions of their office therein, is hereby amended so as to read as follows :

$ 1. Åny notary public appointed for the county of Kings, Queens, Richmond, Westchester, Putnam, Suffolk and Rockland, or for the city and county of New York, upon filing a certified copy of his appointment, with his autograph signature, in the clerk's office of any other of said counties, is hereby authorized to exercise all of the functions of his office in such other of said counties, with the same effect as he now possesses by law in the county for which he is appointed. And the county clerk of any of said counties in whose office any notary public appointed as aforesaid shall have filed a certified copy of his appointment, with his autograph signature, is hereby authorized and required, whenever so requested, to subjoin to any certificate of proof or acknowledgment, signed by such notary public, a certificate under his hand and official seal, specifying that said notary public has filed a certified copy of his appointment, with his autograph signature in his office, and was, at the time of taking such proof or acknowledgment, duly authorized to take the same, and that the said clerk is well acquainted with the handwriting of said notary public, and verily believes that the signature to the said certificate of proof or acknowledge ment is genuine, and any conveyance so proved or acknowledged, and having such county clerk's certificate subjoined thereto, shall be entitled to be read in evidence, or to be recorded in any of the counties of this State.

82. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP 464.
AN ACT to provide houses of detention in the several coun-

ties of this state, for the safe-keeping and proper care of
women and children charged with offenses and held for
trial, and also for the detention of all persons held as
witnesses.

PASSED May 28, 1875; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The boards of supervisors of each of the counties in this superState, except in the county of Kings and city and county of New visors may, York, are hereby authorized and empowered to procure, by lease or houses of purchase, a suitable place or places other than common jails, for the detention. safe and proper keeping, and care and keep, of women and children charged with offenses and held for trial, and all persons detained as witnesses; such places to be termed houses of detention.

8.2. Whenever a house of detention shall be provided in any county Commitaccording to the provisions of this act, any magistrate in such county ments authorized to commit persons charged with offenses and held for trial, shall direct on his order of committal, in case the person charged is a woman or girl, or a boy under sixteen years of age, that such person be placed in the house of detention in his county, instead of the jail, and every person held as a witness in such county shall be placed in such house of detention.

8 3. This act shall not apply to any person charged with crimes When not punishable by death or imprisonment in States prison for a term to apply. exceeding five years or charged with a second offense.

§ 4. The sheriff in each county shall have charge and control of Sheriff to such house or houses of detention, and shall be entitled to collect from have the county the same fees and compensation for the care and board of said persons as are now allowed by law for the care and board of prisoners confined in the common jail

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