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CHAP. 387.
AN ACT in relation to the Commissioners of Emigra-

tion.
PASSED April 25, 1864; three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate
and Assembly, do enact as follows:

S 1. The commissioners of emigration are hereby authorized and required to sell at public auction to the highest bidder, all unclaimed baggage, goods, or other personal property of emigrant passengers arriving in vessels at the port of New

York, one year after the same shall have come into their posAdvertise session, provided the sale shall be advertised, with a full

description of said baggage, goods, or other personal property, together with the time and place of said sale, for the period of four weeks, in at least two daily papers, published in the city of New York; and the cost of such advertising and sale,

and the necessary expenses incident thereto, shall be a lien on Puertolt of such baggage, goods or other personal property. The pro

ceeds of such sales, after deducting the costs and expenses as aforesaid, shall be deposited in the New York Life and Trust company, subject to the claim of the rightful owner, for the term of two years; and, after then, shall be applied to the legitimate uses of the commissioners of emigration, less the costs and expenses.

S 2. No provision of law inconsistent with this act shall affect the provisions hereof. $ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Ante, vol. 4, p. 323.

CHAP 391.
AN ACT to prevent the swindling of persons enlisting

into the military or naval service of the United States,
and to make such offenses felony, and to punish the use
of certain means to procure enlistments.

PASSED April 25, 1864. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$ 1. Any recruiting agent, or other person acting under enlisted per-authority of the state or general government, or any local

municipality, or otherwise, who shall willfully defraud any person enlisting or having enlisted into the military or naval service of the United States, of the money to which such person is entitled as bounty or pay for such enlistments, or any part of such money, shall be deemed guilty of felony, and, upon

Penalty for defrauding

sons of bounty money or pay.

conviction, shall be imprisoned in any of the state prisons of this state for a term not exceeding five years, nor less than two years.

$ 2. Whoever shall knowingly and willfully use or admin- Administerister to any person any drug or stupefying substance with crime. intent, while such person is under the influence thereof, to induce such person to enter the military or naval service of the United States, or of this state or any other state, shall, on conviction, be deemed guilty of a felony, and shall be imprisoned in the state prison for a term not exceeding five years, nor less than two years.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP 392. * AN ACT to provide grounds for the final resting place of

the remains, and monuments to perpetuate the memories, of the soldiers of this State, who fell in the defense of the Union on the battle-fields of Gettysburg and Antietam.

PASSED April 25, 1864; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

S 1. The comptroller is hereby authorized and required to Amount pay, upon the requisition of the governor, the sum of thirty to pay con thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, of governor. from the unexpended balance of an appropriation of two hundred thousand dollars, made by an act entitled "An act to provide additional means of relief for sick and wounded soldiers of the State of New York in the United States service,” passed April twenty-four, eighteen hundred and sixtythree, which is hereby appropriated and set apart: First, for Objects of the purpose of defraying that portion of the cost and expenses apportioned to this state by the commissioners of the “soldiers' national cemetery," at Gettysburg, in the State of Pennsylvania; and, second, for the purchase of ten acres of land, to be the property of this state, near Sharpsburg, in the State of Maryland, for a cemetery; and to defray the expense of inclosing, laying out and ornamenting the same, the removal and burial of the dead, and for the erection of suitable monuments and head-stones to mark the final resting-place of the soldiers of this state who fell or died of wounds received in the defense of the Union on the battle-field of Antietam, in the autumn of eighteen hundred and sixty-two.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

payment.

Compensation of overseers tor work in excess of their assessment.

Tenants entitled to de

CHAP, 395.
AN ACT to amend section thirteen, article one, title one;

section thirty-one, article two, title one; section thirty-
five, article three, title one; and section fifty, article three,
title one; of chapter sixteen of part first of the Revised
Statutes, entitled of "highways, bridges and ferries”

PASSED April 25, 1864; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$1. Section thirteen, article one, title one of chapter sixteen, part first of the Revised Statutes, is hereby amended so as to read as follows: If any overseer shall be employed more days in executing the several duties enjoined on him by this chapter than he is assessed to work on the highways, he shall be paid. for the excess at the rate of one dollar per day, and be allowed to retain the same out of the moneys which may come into his bands for fines under this chapter; but he shall not be permitted to commute for the days he is assessed.

Aute, vol. 1, p. 463.

$ 2. Section thirty-one, article two, title one of chapter duction of sixteen, part first, of the Revised Statutes, is hereby amended

so as to read as follows:

Whenever any tenant of any land for a less term than twenty-five years, shall be assessed to work on the highways, for such land, pursuaut to the last preceding section, and shall actually perform such work, or commute therefor, he shall be entitled to a deduction from the rent due or to become due from him, for such land, equal to the full amount of such assessment, estimating the same at the rate of one dollar per day, unless otherwise provided for by covenant or agreement between such tenant and his landlord.

Ante, vol. 1, p. 467. $ 3. Section thirty-five, article three, title one of chapter sixteen, part first of the Revised Statutes, is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Every person liable to work on the highways shall work the whole number of days for which he shall have been assessed ; but every such person other than an overseer may elect to commute for the same, or for some part thereof at the rate of one dollar per day; in which case such commutation money shall be paid to the overseer of highways of the district in which the person commuting shall reside, to be applied and expended by such overseer in the improvement of the roads and bridges in the same district.

Ante, vol. 1, p. 468. Arrearages $ 4. Section fifty, article three, title one of chapter sixteen,

part first, of the Revised Statutes, is hereby amended so as to

Commutation.

of labor.

read as follows: It shall be the duty of such board, at their next meeting, to cause the amount of such arrearages of labor (estimating a day's labor at one dollar) to be levied on the lands so returned, and to be collected in the same manner that the contingent charges of the county are levied and collected, and to order the same when collected to be paid over to the commissioners of highways of the town, to be by them applied to the construction and improvement of the roads and bridges in the district for whose benefit the labor was originally assessed.

Ante, vol. I, p. 471. $ 5. This act shall apply only to the counties of West-Confined to chester, Putnam, Delaware and Columbia.

ties only. $ 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

mortgages.

CHAP, 398.
AN ACT to amend chapter three hundred and fifty-eight

of the Laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-three, in
relation to establishing a quarantine, and defining the
powers of the health officer of the port of New York.

PASSED April 25, 1864; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$1. The forty-second section of the act entitled "An act Payment of establishing a quarantine, and defining the duties and powers of the bealth officer for the harbor and port of New York,” passed April twenty-vine, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, is hereby amended by adding to the said section the following words: “And for the purpose of enabling the commissioners of the land office to convey an unincumbered title to purchasers, the amount which may be due upon the mortgage or mortgages upon the said premises, executed by the commissioners of emigration, shall be paid ; the said commissioners of emigration being required to pay fifty thousand dollars of the amount due upon such mortgages, from the funds in their hands, and the residue shall be paid from the proceeds of the sale by the commissioners of the land-office.”

Ante, page 119. S 2. The said forty-second section of said act is hereby also Boundaries. further amended by adding, after the words“ marine hospital,” "except that portion of the south-east corner of said lands described and bounded as follows: All that part of the quarantine grounds commencing on Arietta street, at a point on the southerly wall of said grounds three hundred and fifty teet distant from the south-westerly intersection of said wail with the easterly line of said Tompkins avenue; thence

northerly, on a line parallel to said Tompkins avenue, four
hundred feet; thence south, eighty-four degrees and fifteen
minutes east, on a line parallel with said southerly wall, on
the north margin of said Arrietta street, to the pier line as
established by the harbor commissioners; thence southerly
along said pier line to the intersection with a line of said
southerly wall prolonged; thence westerly, to and along said
wall on the north margin of said Arrietta street to the place
of beginning, which shall be reserved from such sale for a
landing and boarding station, and such other purposes as may
be necessary, until a permanent quarantine station shall have
been provided, except that said parcel of ground, or any part
thereof, shall not be used or occupied for hospital purposes, or
for the reception, depositing, or storing of any article or thing
which may have been taken from any vessel arriving at the
port of New York that may be subject to quarantine.'
$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Ante, page 119.

Act amended.

CHAP. 403.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to amend an

act entitled 'An act to establish a Metropolitan Police
District, and to provide for the government thereof,
passed April fifteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven,"
passed April tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty.

PASSED April 25, 1864; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$1. The act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish a metropolitan police district, and to provide for the government thereof,'” passed April tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty, is hereby amended in the following specified sections so as to read as follows:

2. The counties of New York, Kings, Westchester and Richmond, “and the towns of Newtown, Flushing and Jamaica, in the county of Queens," are hereby constituted and territorially united for the purposes of police government and police discipline therein, into one district, which shall be known as and called the metropolitan police district of the State of New York.

Same as 4 N. Y. Stat, at Large, 258.

3. The powers and duties connected with and incident to Blomers and the police government and discipline of the said district shall

be, as hereinafter more especially provided for, vested in and exercised by commissioners of metropolitan police, and a board of metropolitan police composed of said commissioners

Boundaries and name of district.

Board of commis

police.

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