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ALBANY, April 19, 1848.. Pursuant to the directions of the act entitled "An act relative to the publication of the Laws,” passed April 12, 1843, I hereby certify that the following volume of the Laws of this State, was printed under my direction.


Secretary of State. In this volume, “every act which received the assent of three-fifths of all the Members elected to either House” of the Legislature, pursuant to Section 14, of Article 7, of the Constitution of this State, is designated under its title, by the words. “ Three-fifths being present." [See Laws of 1947, Vol. I, Chap. 253.]

And every “act which received the assent of two-thirds of all the Members elected to each branch of the Legislature,” pursuant to Section 9, of Article 1, of the Constitution, is designated under its title, by the words “By a two-third vote.” (See Laws of 1842, Chap. 306.]

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port of New York to four, is hereby amended so as to increase the number of harbor masters of said port to seven, which said additional harbor masters shall be appointed in the manner provided by law, and be subject to the same regulations, and entitled to the same fees as are now provided

§ 2. Six of said harbor masters shall discharge the duin do xorik ties of their offices in the city of New-York, and one of said Brooklyn. harbor masters shall reside in the city of Brooklyn, in the

county of Kings, and shall discharge his duties in said city, and ai the wharves, piers and slips adjacent or belonging thereto.

$ 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed, but nothing herein contained shall be construed to interfere with the corporate rights of the city of New-York.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. 3.
AN ACT to authorise the Mayor and Common Council of

the city of Brooklyn, to create a loan for the purpose of pay-
ing certain claims against said city; and also to raise money
by tax to pay the expenses of making profiles of streets.

Passed January 15, 1848, three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Sen

ate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Temporary § 1. The mayor and common council of the city of BrookLancemed lyn, are hereby authorised to create a temporary loan in ad

dition to the loans already authorised by law, not exceeding the sum of eighteen thousand dollars, for the

of paying the claim of Nancy Pachen against the said city, and for the purpose of paying so much of the expenses of grading and paving of Hamilton avenue in said city, as shall not be collected by the local assessments imposed for said improvement. And for the said purposes the said mayor and common council are hereby authorised to issue bonds in the name of the said corporation, in such amounts as they may deem proper, which said bonds shall bear an interest not exceeding six per centum per annum, said interest to be payable half yearly from the date of said bonds, and the principal mentioned in said bonds shall be made payable in ten years from the date thereof; the faith, property and effects of the said corporation are hereby pledged for the faithful payment of the said bonds and the redemption of the said loan; the proceeds of the said bonds shall be applied for the purposes mentioned in this act, and for no other use or purpose whatsoever.


ing fund.


§ 2. In addition to the sums now authorised by law to be money to raised by tax for general and special purposes in the said bs raised city, there shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other taxes in the said city, for ten successive years after said bonds shall be issued, a sum in each year equal to one-tenth part of the principal sum of all the bonds which shall be issued pursuant to this act; the sums so raised pursuant to this section, shall be paid over as collected to the commissioner of the sinking fund of said city, to be managed, invested, reported and accounted for in all respects as provided by the laws constituting and regulating said sink

§ 3. The said sums to be raised pursuant to section second How to be of this act, shall be and remain inviolably appropriated and

appropri applied to the redemption of the bonds which may be issu ed under the authority of the first section of this act, until the whole of the principal sums of said bonds shall be paid : the remainder of said moneys, if any there be, to be appropriated to the general purposes of the “ sinking fund” of said city.

84. There may also be levied and collected in the same interest manner as other taxes in said city, such sum or sums of money as shall be necessary to pay the interest on the loan hereby authorised.

5. The said mayor and common council are hereby au- Profiles of thorised to cause to be made profiles of all such streets laid drainage down upon the commissioners' map of said city, as may be necessary to establish a uniform system of drainage in the northern, eastern and western sections of said city, and the supervisors of the county of Kings are authorised to raise by special tax, in addition to the moneys raised for city purposes, such sum or sums of money as may be sufficient for the purpose of paying the expenses of making such profiles.

$ 6. The special tax authorised to be imposed by the fifth Tax on section of this act, shall be levied upon the lots of ground wo be levied fronting on the streets of which such profiles shall be made, aud upon no other property; and the moneys raised by such special tax shall be exclusively appropriated to the payment of the expenses of such profiles. The said special tax shall be levied at the same time with the general taxes of the said city, and shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as said general taxes are collected, and in case of non-payment the same proceedings may be taken to constitute the amount of said tax a lien



property upon which it shall be imposed, and for the sale of said property as are now authorised by law in case of non-payment of other taxes upon real estate in said city.

8 7. This act shall take effect -immediately.


CHAP. 4.
AN ACT to provide for the filling of vacancies in the office of


Passed January 22, 1848. The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senute and Assembly, do enact as follows:

8.1. Whenever a vacancy exists or shall occur in the office how filled. of sheriff

, the governor shall appoint some fit person, who may be eligible to the office, to execute the duties thereof, until the commencement of the political year next succeeding the first annual election, after the happening of the vacancy.

§ 2. The person so appointed!, after taking the oath of ofpersona. ap- fice, and executing the proper bond, shall possess all the

rights and powers, and be subject to all the liabilities, duties and obligations of such officer.

83. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP. 5.
AN ACT making appropriations for the canal debts, and for

the support and maintenance of the canals for the nine
months ending the thirtieth of September, eighteen hundred
and forty-eight.
Passed January 25, 1848, “ three-fifths being present."

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows: Appropria. $ 1. The following sums are hereby appropriated out of the

revenues of the state canals, that is to say: For the payment of interest on the canal debt, and for the expenses of the office in the Manhattan company, for the issue and transfer of canal stocks, the sum of six hundred and eighty-six thousand

four hundred and seventy-five dollars and sixty-nine cents. Collection,

For the expenses of collection, superintendence and ordinary repairs, the sum of four hundred and eighty-seven thousand five hundred dollars.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

tion for ca. nal debts.

CHAP. 6.
AN ACT to extend the time for the collection of taxes for the

year 1847.

Passed January 25, 1848. The People of the Slate of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$1. If any collector of taxes in any of the cities and towns of this State, except the city of New-York and the county of

Time extended.

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