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Commissioners.

CHAP 219.
AN ACT making appropriation to complete a bridge

across the Sacandaga river at Northville, in the county
of Fulton.

PASSED April 23, 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 twelve hundred dollars is hereby appropriated to build a stove pier and complete a bridge across the Sacandaga river at or near Northville, in the town of Northampton, in the county of Fulton.

$ 2. William F. Barker, John Houseman and Albert Moore, are bereby appointed commissioners to superintend the work on said bridge.

$ 3. The supervisors of the towns of Mayfield, Broadalbin and Johnstown, are hereby appointed a cow mittee to examine the accounts of the said commissioners, and certify to the treasurer the amount expended by them.

$ 4. The treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to pay, on the order of the said commissioners, the sum so certified by the said committee as having been faithfully and jndiciously expended by the said commissioners in completing said bridge and pier, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars.

$ 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

Audit of accounts.

Payment of same.

CHAP 222. AN ACT to provide and repair arms and equipments of the militia of the state, and for the public defense.

Passed April 24, 1863; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows: Amount ap

S 1. The moneys unexpended of the five hundred thousand propriated.

dollars appropriated by the first section of chapter two bundred and ninety-two of the Laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-one, including the sum of one hundred and ninety-one thousand two hundred and eighty-eight dollars and forty cents, received by this State from the United States, in payment for Enfield rifles, and so much in addition thereto as shall make the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, are hereby appropriated for the purposes hereinafter specified.

$ 2. The said sum hereby appropriated may be expended pended.

under the direction of the Commander-in-chief, lieutenantgovernor, secretary of state, attorney-general and comp

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arms, etc.

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troller in such manner as they shall deem most appropriate for the purpose of effectually arming the militia of the state, and providing for the public defense.

$ 3. The arms, equipments and munitions of war procured Distribuor repaired by authority of this act shall be distributed in ton of such manner as the commander-in-chief sball deem best for tbe interest of the militia service of the state.

$ 4. The commander-in-chief shall report to the next legis- Communalature, at the opening thereof, or as soon thereafter as may es report to be, all his acts and proceedings under and by virtue of this legislature. act.

$5. In the distribution of the arms and equipments and Commandmunitions of war, procured by virtue of this act, the com- ments and mander-in-chief shall require of the the commandents of com- to give panies or regiments to whom they shall be distributed, such security for the safe keeping and preservation as may be necessary, in his judgment, for that purpose, which security shall be a bond to the people of this state, with such sureties and to such amount as the commander-in-chief shall approve, conditioned for the safe keeping and preservation of such arms, equipments and munitions of war, and the return thereof to the arsenals of the state, whenever such return shall be ordered by the commander-in-chief. Such bond sball be filed in the office of the adjutant-geveral of the state.

$ 6. It shall be the duty of the inspector-general to ascer-Inspector tain and report specially at every session of the legislature, at report to the opening thereof or as soon thereafter as may be, the number and condition of the arms, equipments and munitions of war procured under and by virtue of this act, in addition to the reports now required by him to be made.

$ 7. But no portion of the moneys appropriated by this act Prohibitory shall be paid from the state treasury, except it be for arms, equipments and munitions of war, actually purchased or repaired and delivered to the proper officers, by the direct order of the commander-in-chief, lieutenant-governor and comptroller, and for such other purposes connected with the public defense as they may approve, accompanied by proper vonchers. And such expenditure shall be paid for, only upon the certificate of the commander-in-chief, lieutenantgovernor and comptroller, by the warrant of the comptroller, drawn upon the state treasurer.

S 8. This act shall take effect immediately.

. Governor may appoint agents.

CHAP. 224. · AN ACT to provide additional means of relief for the sick

and wounded soldiers of the State of New York in the United States service.

PASSED April 24, 1863; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$ 1. The governor of this state is hereby authorized to appoint suitable persons as agents of the state, whose duty it shall be to provide additional means of relief for sick, wounded, furloughed and discharged soldiers of this state, wbo shall have been, are now or may hereafter be engaged in the United States service, while being transported to and from their homes; to ascertain the names and condition of all patients belonging to this state, in the United States hospitals, within such limits as the governor may designate; to keep a register of the same, and to furnish information to all who make inquiry concerning them ; to facilitate the removal of the bodies of deceased soldiers to the friends of such deceased, when such action is desired, and to perform such other duties for the relief of the sick and wounded soldiers of this state as the governor may designate and require; to make reports to the governor of his or their transactions and expenditures, with vouchers duly verified on oath. The compensation of said agents to be fixed by the governor.

S 2. The governor may appoint such number of surgeons, or other agents, as from time to time may be required, for the care, comfort or removal of the sick and wounded soldiers belonging to the state of New York. The compensation of such agents shall be commensurate with the services rendered and to be fixed by the governor.

$ 3. The sum of two bundred thousand dollars, or so inuch propriated. thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for the

purpose of carrying this act into effect, and the same shall be paid out of any moneys in the treasury pot otherwise appropriated, to be paid on the order of the governor, and disbursed under his directions, for the purposes aforesaid ; the governor to account to the comptroller for the money that shall be expended in pursuance of this act.

S 4. The comptroller of this state, on the order of the govComptrol

ernor, is hereby authorized and directed to pay such accounts for services rendered, or disbursements made under this act, as, after being verified on oath, and audited in the same manner as other pilitary accounts, shall be approved by the governor, and he is further authorized, on the written order of the governor, to place in the hands of the agents of the state such sums of money as may be required to meet the foregoing

Governor may ap. point surgeons.

$200,000 ap

ler to pay accounts on order of governor.

requirements, at the discretion of the governor, first requiring the said agents to give ample security for a proper disbursement of the funds.

$ 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP 226.
AN ACT to amend the twenty-fourth section, second

article, sixth title, chapter second and part fourth of the
Revised Statutes, relating to writs of error in criminal
cases.

PASSED April 24, 1863; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

$ 1. The twenty-fourth section, second article, sixth title, Record may chapter second and part fourth of the Revised Stațutes is for execuhereby amended by adding thereto the following words : “ Provided, however, that the appellate court shall have power upon any writ of error, when it shall appear that the conviction has been legal and regular, to remit the record to the court in which such conviction was bad, to pass such sentence thereon as the said appellate court shall direct.” $ 2. This act sball take effect immediately.

35 N. Y., 265; 29 N. Y., 124; 27 N. Y., 343; 47 B., 504; 28 How.

P. R., 112; 26 How. P. R., 209; 19 Ab., 213. Ante, vol. 2, p. 766.

CHAP. 239.
AN ACT to protect the harbors and frontiers of the State

of New York against invasion and to provide for their
defense.

Passed April 27, 1863; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

S 1. The sum of one million of dollars or so much of that one million amount as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for the ated. purposes specified in this act.

$ 2. The governor, the comptroller, and Edwin D. Morgan, Commisare hereby appointed commissioners for the purposes contemplated in this act, and are anthorized and directed to purchase canvon, provide submarine batteries, iron-clad steamers, and take such other measures as may be deemed necessary for the protection of the larbors and frontiers of this state.

$ 3. The comptroller is hereby authorized and directed, for Money may carrying into effect the provisions of this act, to borrow, on at not ex

sioners.

ceeding
six per cent
interest.

the credit of the state, from time to time, as may be required, such sums of money as may be necessary, not exceeding in all one million of dollars, at a rate of interest not exceeding six per ceut, payable semi-annually on the first day of July and January in each year, the principal to be repaid within twenty years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, at the discretion of the commissioners of the canal fund, or to be payable, in whole or in part, whenever

funds may be available for that purpose, and the comptroller Ceny feates is bereby authorized and required to issue transferable certifi

cates in such amounts as he may deem proper.

S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

issued.

On what taxable

CHAP 240.
AN ACT in relation to the taxation of moneyed corpora-

tions and associations.

Passed April 29, 1863; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

S 1. All banks, banking associations and other moneyed corporations and associations, shall be liable to taxation on a valuatiou equal to the amount of their capital stock paid in or secured to be paid in, and their surplus earnings (less ten per cent of such surplus) in the manner now provided by law, deducting the value of the real estate held by any such corporation or association and taxable as real estate. $ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Ante, vol. 1, p. 374; 40 B, 334; 46 B, 593 ; 44 B, 158; 29 How. P. R., 372.

CHAP 241.
AN ACT to amend the banking laws of this state.

Passed April 29, 1863; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follow's :

$ 1. From and after the passage of this act the securities Dobited in hereafter to be deposited with the superintendent of the bankproportions. ing department for notes for circulation, to be issued to any

corporation or joint stock association for banking purposes, or individual banker, shall be stocks of this state and of the United States, in the following proportions, that is to say: not to exceed two-thirds per centum in United States stocks, and not less than one-third per centum in stocks of this state; both stocks to be equal to or be made equal to stocks yielding interest at the rate of six per centum per annum; and the

0.8. and state stocks certain

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