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alterations; and if the application be granted, a copy of said map, with a certified statement of the action of said board thereunto annexed, shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state, and it shall be the duty of the secretary to cause the same to be printed with the laws of the next legislature after such division takes place, and cause the same to be published in the same manner as other laws are published.
SEC. 2. Notice in writing of such intended application, sub. scribed by not less than twelve freeholders of the town or towns to be affected, shall be posted in five of the most public places in each of the towns to be affected thereby for four weeks next previous to such application to the board of supervisors, and a copy of such notice shall also be published, for at least six weeks successively immediately before the meeting of the board of supervisors at which tho application is to be made, in all the newspapers printed in the county, not exceeding three in number.
SEC. 3. Whenever the board of supervisors shall erect a new town in any county, they shall designate the name thereof, the time and place of holding the first annual town meeting therein, and three electors of such town, whose duty it shall be to preside at such meeting, appoint a clerk, open and keep the polls, and exercise the same powers as justices of the peace when presiding at town meetings, and in case any of the said electors shall refuse or neglect to serve, the electors of said town, present at such meeting, shall have power to substitute some elector of said town for each one so refusing or neglecting to serve. Notice of the time and place of such town meeting, signed by the chairman or clerk of the board of supervisors, shall be posted in four of the most public places in said town, by the persons so designated to preside [at] such town meeting, at least fourteen days before holding the same. They shall also fix the place for holding the first town meeting in the town or
towns from which such new town shall be taken. But nothing in this act shall affect the rights or abridge the term of office of any justice of the peace or other town officer in any such town, whose term of office has not expired.
OF APPLICATION TO THE LEGISLATURE,
[Title 3, Chap. 7, Part 1st, Revised Statutes.] SECTION 1. All persons applying to divide or alter the bounds of any county, city or village, or to erect any new county, or to incorporate a new city or village, and all persons applying for the removal of any court house, or the imposing of a tax for making or improving a road, or for any other local purpose, in any county where all or any of the inhabitants of such county are proposed to be taxed, shall give notice of such intended application by advertisement, to be published for at least six weeks successively immediately before such application, or before the first day of the session at which the same is to be made, in a newspaper printed in the county, or in each of the counties where the objects of such application are intended to be carried into effect, and also in case of intended application for the imposition of any tax as aforesaid, in the state paper.
SEC. 2. Every association intending to apply to the legislature for an act of incorporation, and every corporation intending to apply for an alteration, amendment or extension of its charter, shall cause the like notice of such application to be published in the state paper, and also in a newspaper printed in the county in which such corporation is intended to be or shall have been established.
Sec. 3. Every person hereafter applying to the legislature for a release of lands escheated to the state shall give the like notice of such application in the county where such lands may be situate, and in the state paper, as is required by the third title of the seventh chapter of the first part of the Revised Statutes.
SEC. 4. In all cases of applications to the legislature for the passage of laws authorizing the construction of dams in or across the streams and waters of this state which are by law public highways, like notices shall be given and published as are required to be given and published by the third title of the seventh chapter of the first part of the Revised Statutes in cases of applications for acts of incor poration and in other cases therein specified.
Sec. 5. If no newspaper be printed in a county in which any notice is required to be published, such notice shall be published in like manner in the place nearest thereto in which a newspaper shall be printed.
Sec. 6. If the application be for an act of incorporation, the notice shall specify the amount of capital stock requisite to carry the objects of such incorporation into effect ; and if the application be for an alteration in any charter already granted, the notice shall state specifically the alteration in. tended to be applied for.
LAWS AND REGULATIONS
RELATIVE TO THE NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY.
I. EXTRACTS FROM THE LAWS OF THE STATE RELATIVE
TO THE LIBRARY.
SECTION 1.* The regents of the university of the State of New York are hereby constituted and shall continue the trustees of the state library. (Laws of 1844, chap. 255, sec. 1.)
SEC. 2. The trustees hereby appointed shall have power, from time to time, to appoint a librarian to superintend and take care of said library, and to prescribe such rules and regulations for the government of the library as they shall think proper, and to remove the librarian at any time when they shall deem it expedient; but for the purpose of removing or appointing a librarian, twelve of the said trustees shall be required to form a quorum. (Same chap., sec. 3.)
SEC. 3. The assistant librarian and messenger shall be appointed by the trustees of the library. (Laws of 1848, chap. 262, sec. 2.)
For second assistant, see Laws of 1855, chap. 538, sec. 1, and chap. 539, sec. 1.
Sec. 4. The state library shall be kept open every day in the year, Sundays excepted, during such hours in each day as the trustees of the said library may direct. (Laws of 1844, chap. 255, sec. 5.)
SEC. 5. The librarian shall be constant in his personal attendance apon the library during the hours it shall be directed to be kept open, and shall perform such other duties as may be imposed by law or by the rules and regulations which may be prescribed by the said trustees. (Same chap., sec. 6.)
Sec. 6. The acting trustees will, from time to time, give directions to the librarian in relation to the proper and safe keeping of the books, maps, charts and other property belonging to the said library; and may, by way of amercement for every violation or neglect of duty suspend or deduct from his salary or emolument any part thereof, not exceeding half of it in any one year. (Laws of 1840, chap. 381, sec. 3.)
SEC. 7. The trustees of the state library may, from time to time, Bell or exchange duplicate or imperfect books belonging to the library, not necessary for the use thereof. (Laws of 1845, chap. 85, sec. 3.)
* The sections are, for convenience, numbered without reference to their original numbers.
SEC. 8. It shall be the duty of the trustees of the state library, annu. ally, to report to the legislature the manner in which the moneys by them received during the year preceding have been expended; together with a true and perfect catalogue of all the books, maps and charts which have been added to the library since the date of the last preceding annual report, and whether any, and if so, what books, maps and charts have been lost; and also, at the end of every five years, to report in like manner, a full and perfect catalogue of all the books, maps and charts then remaining in the library. (Laws of 1844, chap. 255, sec. 7.)
SEC. 9. It shall be the duty of the trustees to provide, in their regulations, that any member of the senate or assembly, during the session of the legislature, or during the sitting of the court for the correction of errors,' or of the senate only, shall be permitted, under proper restrictions, forfeitures and penalties, to take to his boarding house or private room any book belonging to the library, except such books as the trustees shall determine are necessary always to be kept in the library as books of reference; but no member of the legislature shall be permitted to take or detain from the library more than two volumes at any one time. (R. S., part 1, chap. 8, title 8, sec. 6.)
SEC. 10. Before the president of the senate, or the speaker of the assembly, shall grant to any member a certificate of the time of his attendance, he shall be satisfied that such member has returned all books taken out of the library by him, and has settled all accounts for fines for injuring such books or otherwise. (Same title, sec. 7.)
Sec. 11. It shall also be the duty of the trustees to provide, in their regulations, that no book, map or other publication shall at any time be taken out of the library by any other person than a member of the legislature, for any purpose whatever. (Same title, sec. 8.)
SEC. 12. The heads of the several departments, and the trustees of the state library, shall have the same right to take books from the library as is now enjoyed by members of the legislature. (Laws of 1848, chap. 85, sec. 1.)
SEC. 13. The judges of the court of appeals, and the justices of the supreme court, shall be allowed to take books from the library under the same regulations as the members of the legislature. (Laws of 1848, chap. 262, sec. 3.) Concurrent Resolution of the Senate and Assembly, April 9, 1856.
(Laws of 1856, p. 364.) Resolved, That the trustees of the state library be authorized and required to close the said library for the period of fifteen days in each
1 This court was abolished under the state Constitution of 1846.