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STEUBEN AND ALLEGANY.
ERIE, NIAGARA, &C.
(The foregoing constitution was ratified by the people, at an election held in the several towns and wards of this state, on the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth days of January, one thouBand eight hundred and twenty-two.)
[The following amendments to the constitution were proposed by the legislature in 1825, were referred to the legislature of 1826, agreed to by two-thirds of the members elected to each house of that legielature, submitted to the people, and approved and ratified at an election, held on the sixth, seventh and eighth days of November, 1826.)
FIRST AMENDMENT. That the people of this state in their several towns, shall at their annual election, and in such manner as the legislature shall direct, elect by ballot their justices of the peace, and the justices so elected in any town shall immediately thereafter meet together, and in presence of the supervisor and town clerk of the said town, be divided by lot into four classes, of one in each class, and be numbered one, two, three and four; and the office of number one shall expire at the end of the first year; of number two at the end of the second year; of number three at the end of the third year; and of number four at the end of the fourth year, in order that one justice may thereafter be annually elected ; and that so much of the seventh section of the fourth article of the constitution of this state as is inconsistent with this amendment, be abrogated.
• Pursuant to a resolution of the convention, the constitution was signed by all the members except those whose names are designated by an asterisk.
* Mr. Jansen died during the sitting of the convention.
SECOND AMENDMENT. That so much of the first section of the second article of the constitution as prescribes the qualifications of voters, other than persons of colour, be and the same is hereby abolished, and that the following be substituted in the place thereof:
Every male citizen of the age of twenty-one years, who qualificashall have been an inhabitant of this state, one year next pre- electors. ceding any election, and for the last six months a resident of the county where he may offer his vote, shall be entitled to vote in the town or ward where he actually resides, and not elsewhere, for all officers that now are, or hereafter may be elective by the people.
The following amendments were proposed in 1832, agreed to by two-thirds of the members elected to each house in 1833, submitted to the people, and approved and ratified at the election in November, 1833.)
AMENDMENT NO. III. That the duties on the manufacture of salt, as established Duties on
Balt may be by the act of the fifteenth of April, one thousand eight reduced. hundred and seventeen, and by the tenth section of the seventh article of the constitution of this state, may at any time hereafter, be reduced by an act of the legislature of this state; but shall not, while the same is appropriated and pledged by the said section, be reduced below the sum of six cents upon each and every bushel; and the said duties shall remain inviolably appropriated and applied as is provided by the said tenth section:
And that so much of the said tenth section of the seventh article of the constitution of this state as is inconsistent with this amendment, be abrogated.
AMENDMENT NO. IV. At the end of the tenth section of the fourth article of the Mayor of N.
York to be said constitution, add the following words: “Except in the chosen by city of New York, in which city the mayor shall be chosen the electors annually by the electors thereof qualified to vote for the other charter officers of the said city, and at the time of the election of such officers."
[The following amendment was proposed in 1834, agreed to by two-thirds of the members elected to each house in 1835, submitted to the people and approved and ratified at the election held in November, 1835.)
AMENDMENT NO. V. Whenever a sufficient amount of money shall be collected Daties on and safely invested for the reimbursement of such part as goods sold
at auction, may then be unpaid of the money borrowed for the con- when restruction of the Erie and Champlain canals, the tenth section stored to
general of the seventh article of the constitution of this state, as far fund, as it relates to the amount of duties on the manufacture of salt, and the amount of duties on goods sold at auction, shall cease and determine; and thereafter the duties on goods sold
at auction, excepting therefrom the sum of thirty-three thousand five hundred dollars otherwise appropriated by the act of the fifteenth of April, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, and the duties on the manufacture of salt, shall be restored to the general fund.
(The following amendment was proposed in 1837, agreed to by two-thirds of the members elected to each house in the year 1838, submitted to the people and approved and ratified at the election in November, 1839.]
AMENDMENT NO. VI. Mayors of Mayors of the several cities in this state, may be elected he elected annually by the male inhabitants entitled to vote for members by inhabi.
of the common councils of such cities respectively, in such manner as the legislature shall by law provide; and the legislature may, from time to time, make such provision by law for the election of any one or more of such mayors; but until such provision be made by law, such mayors (except the mayor of the city of New-York,) shall be appointed in the manner now prescribed by the constitution of this state; and so much of the tenth section of article fourth of the constitution of this state, as is inconsistent with this amendment, is hereby abrogated.
STATE OF NEW YORK; &C.
ENUMERATION AND BOUNDARIES
OF THE SEVERAL
COUNTIES, TOWNS AND CITIES OF THIS STATE;
BEING PART OF
OF THE FIRST PART OF THE REVISED STATUTES, AND CON
SISTING OF THE FOLLOWING TITLES :
Titles 2 & 6, so far as not repealed, are published in first Volume, page 84. So much of
2. Their boundaries.
lishment. 4. Rights of persons not to be affected by the description of boundaries. 5. Division line between counties separated by a river or creek. 6. In what county an island is to be deemed, which is crossed by the boundary
line of two counties.
Names ot counties.
Bonndaries of counties,
Sec. 7. Concurrent jurisdiction in Kings, Richmond, and New-York, over certain waters.
8. By officers of what counties process may be served on Seneca lake.
S 2. The extent and limits of the several counties shall be
2. The county of QUEENS shall contain all that part of this state, bounded Easterly, by Suffolk county: Southerly, by the Atlantic ocean: Northerly, by the Long-Island Sound: and Westerly, by the west bounds of the townships of Newtown and Jamaica; including Lloyd's Neck, or Queen's village, and the islands called the Two Brothers, and Hallet's Island, and all the islands in the Sound opposite to the said bounds, and southward of the main channel.
3. The county of KINGS shall contain all that part of this state, bounded Easterly, by Queens county: Northerly, by the county of New York: Westerly, by the middle of the main channel of the Hudson river, from the southern boundary of the county of New-York, to the ocean: and Southerly, by the Atlantic ocean; including Coney Island and Barren Island, together with all the islands south of the town of Gravesend.
4. The county of RICHMOND shall contain the islands called Staten Island, Shooter's Island, and the islands of meadow on the west side of Staten Island, and all the waters and lands under water of this state around the same, situate to the southward and westward of the middle of the main channel of the bay and harbor of New York, as far as the bounds of this state extend.
5. The county of NEW-YORK shall contain the islands called Manhattan's Island, Great Barn Island, Little Barn Island, Manning's Island, Nutten Island, Bedlow's Island, Bucking Island, and the Oyster islands; and all the land under water