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according to law in double the amount of the taxes to be col-
See ante, p. 47.
PASSED April 8, 1863; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
S 1. It shall be the duty of the chief of the bureau of mili- Statistics of tary statistics to collect and preserve, in permanent form, an authentic sketch of every person from this state who has volunteered in the service of the general government since the fifteenth day of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and likewise a record of the service of the several regiments, which shall include an account of their organization and subsequent history and operations, together with an account of the aid afforded by the several towns and counties of this state, and an abstract of such statistics shall accompany the annual report of the adjutant-general. For the compensation of clerks and necessary expenses of said bureau, the sum of six thousand dollars, or so much of that amount as shall be thereof. necessary, is hereby appropriated; the compensation of said clerks to be paid in monthly installments, at a rate not exceeding twelve hundred dollars per year, on the certificate of the chief of said burean, and the said chief shall exercise the powers conferred by this act for the term of one year from the first day of June next, and all correspondence which shall be conducted in pursuance of this act shall be carried on in his name. $ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Repealed. See Laws of 1864, chap. 51, $ 4, post p. 229.
canal from its present termination at or near the village of
PASSED April 9, 1863; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
$1. The canal commissioners shall, from time to time, as Canal exfunds shall be appropriated, extend the Chenango canal from state line.
size of the extension,
its present termination at or near the village of Binghamton, down the Susquehanna valley, by the most advantageous route, to the state line near Athens, Pennsylvania, so as to connect the same with the North Branch canal of Pennsylvania; said extension shall be let by contract, at the lowest price, with adequate security for its performance, public notice being first gives of the lettings, according to the provisions of law.
$ 2. Said extension shall be of the same width and depth and size of structures as the Chenango canal, except so far as improvement in permanency, or otherwise, may be obtained, without increasing the expense and without interfering with the usefulness and permanency of the work.
$ 3. But no expenditure shall be made nor allowed under this act, until the State of Pennsylvania, or a company of reliable responsibility, incorporated under its laws, sball satisfy the canal board of this state that ample and certain provisions have been made to complete a navigable capal from the said state line down to and form a connection with the North Branch canal, at or near the village of Athens, in said State of Pennsylvania.
Condition to be performed.
to make an appropriation for that purpose, and to appoint
Passed April 13, 1867; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
$ 1. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of removing obstructions to and improving the navigation of the Hudson river, between the city of Troy and the village of New Baltimore.
S 2. The state engineer and surveyor, Thomas Schuyler, Alfred Van Saptford, John W. Harcourt, and Lemuel H. Tupper, are hereby appointed commissioners, and are hereby authorized and empowered to superintend and control the expenditure of the said sum of one hundred thousand dollars appropriated by the first section of this act, in such manner and at such points and places in said Hudson river, between Troy and New Baltimore, as they, or a majority of them, shall determine and agree.
$ 3. The comptroller of this state is hereby authorized to draw his warrant on the treasurer of the state for the payment of any money expended by the said commissioners, not exceeding the amount appropriated by the first section of this
Expenditures to be verified.
act, provided the expenditure of the same is verified in due form by the oath of the said commissioners, or a majority ot' them, upon the presentation of the order of the said commissioners, and the production of the vouchers that the sum or sums so ordered to be paid by them has been expended for the purpose of improving the pavigation of the said Hudson river as aforesaid, or that the labor, material or machinery has been either duly performed or furnished, and that the said sums so ordered to be paid by them shall contain no charge for services as such commissioners, except for actual expenses, or disbursements in the discharge of the duties created by this act.
9 4. The said commissioners appointed by the second sec- Bond of tion of this act shall, before they are authorized to draw upon signers. the comptroller of the state for any of the money appropriated by the first section of this act, execute to the people of the state of New York a bond in the penal sum of one hundred thousand dollars, with satisfactory sureties, conditioned that they will faithfully discharge their duties as said commissioners, and truly account to the comptroller of the state for the expenditure of all money received by them under this act, which bond shall be approved by the comptroller and treasurer of the state, wbich accounting shall take place within thirty days after the expenditure of said money.
$ 5. The commissioners are hereby directed to make appli- Application cation to the general government for the reimbursement of to congrass the amount expended pursuant to this act.
S 6. The said commissioners shall not be interested, either commisdirectly or indirectly, in any contract made pursuant to this to be inte act, under a penalty, if so interested, of twenty thousand dol- contracts. lars each, to be sued for and recovered by the comptroller of the state.
S 7. This act shall take effect immediately.
mine certain claims against the state for work done and
PASSED April 15, 1863; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do'enact as follows:
31. The canal board is hereby authorized and required to Canal board bear and examine the claims for work done and materials cialas, furnished under the direction of the canal commissioner of the
middle division of the canals, since the first lay of September, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, to complete the construction of the De Ruyter reservoir and protect the work done before the said first day of September last; and also to hear and examine the claims for work done and materials furnished since the first day of September, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, under the contract for the construction of the Erie basin and slips in the city of Buffalo, made with Lewis Selye on the fourth of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, and to make such awards in each of said cases as to the said board may seem just and proper and may be a fair compensation for the work done and materials furnished, having reference to the prices therefor
fixed by the contracts under which the construction and comTreasurer pletion of said works were let.
$ 2. The treasurer shall pay, on the warrant of the auditor of the canal department, such sum or sums as shall be awarded in each of the above cases, and to the party or persons named in the award made under the first section of this act, out of any money in the treasury appropriated, or to be appropriated, to the payment of final estimates due to contractors, or out of any money in the treasury appropriated, or to be appropriated, to the payment of any extraordinary repairs and improvements upon the division of the canals on which such works are located.
poration of companies formed to navigate the lakes and
PASSED April 15, 1863. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
S 1. Any company or corporation which has been or which may bereafter be formed under the act entitled “An act for the incorporation of companies formed to navigate the lakes and rivers,” passed April fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, may increase or diminish the number of its directors by complying with the provisions of the act entitled "An act to permit the Buffalo Elevating and Storing Company to change the number of its directors,” passed April eighteenth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine.
Ante, vol. 5, p. 821.
Number of directors may be changed.
Asylum for insane convicts, passed April eighth, one
PASSED April 17, 1863; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact us follows:
$1. Section eight of the act to organize the state lunatic asylum for insane convicts, passed April eighth, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, is hereby repealed, and the following substituted therefor:
8. Whenever the pbysician of either of the state prisons Physician of this state sball certify to the board of inspectors or to the to insane inspector in charge that any convict confined therein is insave, it shall be the duty of such board, or of such inspector in charge, to make, immediately, a full examination into the condition of such convict, and if satisfied that he is insane the said board of inspectors, or the inspector in charge, may order the agent or warden of the prison where such convict is confined, forth with to convey said convict to the state lunatic asylum for insane convicts, and to deliver him to the superintendent thereof, who is hereby required to receive him into the said asylum and retain himn there until legally discharged.
Ante, vol. 5, p. 243. · $ 2. The ninth section of the aforesaid act is hereby repealed, and the following substituted therefor:
$ 9. Whenever any convict in the state lunatic asylum for When Ininsane convicts, under and by virtue of the provisions of this viet to be act, shall continue to be insane at the expiration of the term the county for which he was sentenced, the board of inspectors, upon the deuce. superintendent's certificate that he is barmless and will probably coutinue so, and that he is not likely to be improved by further treatment in the asylum, or upon a like certificate that be is manifestly incurable and can probably be rendered comfortable at the county almshouse, may cause such insane convict to be removed at the expense of the state, from said asylum to the county wherein he was convicted, or to the county of his former residence, and delivered to and placed under the care of the superintendent of the poor of such county, and the said superintendent is hereby required to receive such insane convict under his charge; they may also discharge and deliver any convict whose sentence has expired, and who is still insane, to his relatives or friends, who will undertake, with good sureties to be approved by said superintendent of the state lunatic convict asylum, for his peaceful behavior, safe custody and comfortable maintenance without further public charge; and no convict shall be retained in the said state lunatic convict asylum after the expiration of his
of his resi.