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CHAP. 327.

AN ACT to require superintendents of the poor to give bonds.

PASSED April 12, 1848.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

executed

$1. Every person hereafter elected to the office of superin- Bond to be tendent of the poor, shall, within ten days after his election, give a bond to the supervisors, with two or more sufficient sureties, to be approved by the board of supervisors, and in such sum as they shall direct, conditioned that such person shall faithfully execute the duties of his office, and shall pay according to law all moneys which shall come to his hands, as superintendent of the poor, and render a just and true account thereof to the board of supervisors.

$2. Such bond with the approbation of the board of super- And filed. visors, endorsed thereon by their clerk, shall be filed in the office of the county clerk.

$3. This act shall not apply to the city of New York.

CHAP. 116.

AN ACT to extend the time for county superintendents of the poor, elected in November, 1848, to execute and file their official bond and to take the oath of office.

PASSED March 21, 1849.

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

CHAP. XX.

$4. Superintendents of the poor hereafter to be elected at when to any annual election, shall enter on the duties of their office their duties on the first day of January next after such election.

hereafter.

CHAP. 12.

AN ACT to extend the time for county superintendents of the poor elected in November, 1849, to take the oath of office and file their official bond.

PASSED February 6, 1850. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

ing bond.

$4. Superintendents of the poor, hereafter to be elected, Time of almay have until the first day of January next after the election, to take the oath of office and file their official bond.

Penalty of

S5. It shall be the duty of the board of supervisors of the bonds to be several counties to fix the penalty of the bonds of superintendents of the poor, at their next annual session; and the sureties may be approved by the county clerk, in the recess of the board of supervisors.

fixed by supervisor.

PART I •

Keeper and physician.

CHAP. 532.

AN ACT in relation to the duties of Superintendents of the Poor.

Unexpired term of the others.

PASSED July 11, 1851.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$ 1. In each county where there is more than one superintendent of the poor, and where there is a poor house, the superintendents shall appoint a keeper and physician for the poor house.

7 How. P. R., 255.

CHAP. 188.

AN ACT relating to county superintendents of the poor.
PASSED April 10, 1854.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

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Term of

S1. In any county in this state, in which the board of only one in supervisors is authorized by law to direct by resolution that

office when

a county.

thereafter only one county superintendent of the poor should or shall be elected in and for such county, and has so directed or may hereafter so direct, the person elected as superintendent of the poor of such county, at the election of such officer next after the passage of such resolution, shall be and is superintendent of the poor of such county, to hold his office for three years from the first day of January next after his election; and at the general election next preceding the expiration of his said term, and triennially thereafter, one superintendent of the poor shall be elected in and for such county.

$2. In any county having more than one superintendent of the poor in office at the time of the passage of such resolution, heretofore or hereafter, as specified in the preceding section, the passage of such resolution shall not be deemed to affect the then unexpired terms of such superintendents; but the place of those then having one or two years yet to serve, whenever vacated by death, resignation or expiration of their term, or otherwise, shall not be filled either by appointment or election.

CHAP. 159.

AN ACT to allow the trustees, directors, or managers of incorporated asylums, to bind out orphans or indigent children surrendered to their care.

PASSED April 5, 1855.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

may bind
dren.

$1. The trustees, directors, or managers of any incorpo- Trustees
rated orphan asylum, may bind out any orphan or indigent out chil-
child if a male, under the age of twenty-one years, or if a
female, under the age of eighteen years, which has been or
shall be surrendered to the care and custody of said society
by the parent or guardian thereof, or placed therein by the
superintendent of the poor of the county, or the overseers of
the poor of any city or town in the county within which said
asylum is located, to be clerks, apprentices or servants, until
such child, if a male, shall be twenty-one years old, or if a
female, shall be eighteen years old, which binding shall be as
effectual as if such child had bound himself with the consent
of his father.

CHAP. XX.

when the

child.

$ 2. In case of the death of the father of any indigent Mother child, or in case the father shall have abandoned his family or guardian of neglected to provide for them, the mother shall be the guardian of said child for the purpose of surrendering the said child to the care and custody of said society; and in case of the death of both parents, the mayor of the city within which the said asylum may be located, shall be, ex officio, the guardian of said child, for the purpose of enabling said trustees, managers or directors, to bind out such child.

extended.

53. The provisions of sections eight, nine and ten, of arti- Rev. Stat. cle first of title fourth of chapter eight of part second of the Revised Statutes, shall apply to all cases of binding under this act.

CHAP. 269.

AN ACT requiring overseers of the poor of the several towns of this state to give bonds.

PASSED April 10, 1855.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

give bond.

31. Every person hereafter elected or appointed to the overseer to office of overseer of the poor in the several towns of this state, within ten days after being notified of his election or appointment, shall execute to the supervisor of the town, a

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PART I

To be filed.

Duty of superintendents of poor.

bond, with one or more sureties, to be approved by such supervisor, conditioned that he will faithfully discharge the duties of his office, and will pay according to law all moneys which shall come into his hands as such overseer.

Act of 1855 made appli cable.

$ 2. Such bond, with the approval of the supervisor endorsed thereon, shall, within five days thereafter, be filed in the office of the town clerk of such town.

CHAP. 61.

AN ACT in relation to orphan and destitute children. PASSED March 2, 1857. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

S 1. It shall be lawful for the superintendents of the poor, in counties in which there shall be no orphan asylum, and the overseers of the poor of towns in such counties, to place the children, chargeable to and supported at the expense of such counties or towns, in any incorporated orphan asylum in any county of the state, upon such terms as shall be agreed upon with the managers or trustees of said asylum, at the proper expense of the counties or towns to which they are properly chargeable.

Duty of managers

asylums.

S2. It shall be the duty of the managers of every orphan of orphan asylum or other institution authorised to receive and bind out orphan or destitute children, to provide and keep always open for the inspection of all desiring to examine it, a book, in which shall be registered the names, age and parentage, as near as the same can be ascertained, of all children committed to their care or received into such institution, in which book or register shall also be written the time such child left the institution, and if bound out or otherwise, placed out at service, or on trial, the name and occupation of the person with whom it is so placed and his or her place of residence. The managers shall have no power to bind out any person mentioned in the first section.

S3. All the provisions of chapter one hundred and fiftynine of the laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-five, shall apply to the children provided for in this act.

CHAP. 298.

AN ACT in relation to superintendents of the poor.
PASSED April 17, 1862; three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$ 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and ninety-eight to increase of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-seven, passed De

Power of supervisors

CHAP. XX.

superinten

office.

cember sixteen, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, is hereoy
amended by adding thereto the following: And after the
board of supervisors of any county shall have, by resolution,
directed that only one superintendent of the poor shall be
elected in and for such county, the said board may, at any
annual meeting thereof, revoke such resolution, and may, by
resolution, direct that thereafter three superintendents of the
poor shall be elected in and for such county. The superin-
tendent of the poor who shall be in office at the time of the
adoption of the resolution hereby authorized, shall hold his
office (subject to all provisions of law) until the expiration of
the term of office for which he was elected. If the term of Election of
office of such superintendent will expire on the thirty-first day dents.
of December of the same year of the adoption of said resolu-
tion, then three superintendents of the poor for said county
shall be elected at the next general election, whose term of
office respectively shall be determined in accordance with the
provisions of section three of said chapter four hundred and
ninety-eight. If the term of office of the superintendent of
the poor in office at the time of the adoption of said resolution
will not expire during the year of the adoption of said resolu-
tion, then, at the general election to be held next thereafter,
there shall be elected two superintendents of the poor for said
county, and their term of office shall be determined in accord- Term of
ance with the provisions of section three of chapter four
hundred and ninety-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and
forty-seven, but for such term that the terms of the three
superintendents of the poor shall so expire that one of them
shall be to be filled at each annual election thereafter. In
any county where such resolution has been already adopted,
there shall be elected annually thereafter, at the general elec-
tion in each year, one county superintendent of the poor, who
shall hold his office for three years; and, in each of the coun-
ties of this state having a county poor house, the superinten-
dent of the poor of such counties, or superintendents, if
there be more than one, shall appoint a keeper or keepers of To appoint
such county poor house, and shall have full power, at any
time, to remove any keeper and appoint another in his stead.
And if the keeper of any such poor house shall neglect or Power to
refuse to leave the same, or surrender to the superintendent keeper.
or superintendents the possession of the same, when such
possession is demanded, the said superintendent or superin-
tendents shall have power and are hereby authorized to pro-
ceed against said keeper in his or their name of office, and to
remove said keeper from such poor house by summary pro-
ceedings, in the same manner as is provided by article second
of chapter eight of part third of the Revised Statutes, entitled
"Summary proceedings to recover possession of land in other
cases," so far as the same are applicable, except that it shall Warrant of
only be necessary for the superintendent to set forth in his

keeper.

removal.

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