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Chap 6.
AN ACT in relation to the Normal School located

at Potsdam, in the county of St. Lawrence pur-
suant to chapter four hundred and sixty-six,
Laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and to
levy taxes for the purposes thereof.

Passed January 23, 1867; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The board of supervisors of the county of St. Lawrence is hereby directed and required to

levy and collect upon the taxable property of said Tax on county, in the manner provided by law for the collecamount, &c. tion of taxes, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars

together with interest, at seven per cent per annum, as hereinafter provided, to be so levied and collected, in five equal annual installments; the first installment, with interest on the full sum remaining unpaid, to be included in the tax for the present year, and one of the remaining installments, with interest as aforesaid, to be included in the tax for each and every year thereafter until the full sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, with interest as aforesaid, is levied and collected, the said moneys to be expended as hereinafter provided.

§ 2. And the said board of supervisors are hereby directed and required to levy and collect upon the taxable property of the town of Potsdam, in the · manner provided by law for the collection of taxes, the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars, together with interest, at seven per centum per annum, as hereinafter provided to be so levied and collected, in five equal annual installments; the first installment, with interest on the full sum remaining unpaid, to be included in the tax for the present year, and one of the remaining installments, with interest, as aforesaid, to be included in the tax for each and every year thereafter, until the full sum of thirty-five thousand dollars, with interest as aforesaid, is levied and

Tax on town of Potsdam,

village of

collected, the moneys to be expended as hereinafter provided.

$ 3. The board of trustees of the village of Potsdam, are hereby directed and required to levy and collect upon the taxable property of said village, in the manner provided by law for the collection of taxes therein, the sum of ten thousand dollars, together Tax on with interest; at seven per centum per annum, as Potsdam. hereinafter provided, to be so levied and collected in five equal annual installments; the first installment, with interest on the full sum remaining unpaid, to be included in the tax in said village for the present year, and one of the remaining installments, with interest, as aforesaid, to be included in the tax therein for each and every year thereafter, until the full sum of ten thousand dollars, with interest, as aforesaid, is levied and collected, the said moneys to be expended as hereinafter provided.

3 4. The said moneys so to be levied and collected upon said county, town and village, or so much thereof as shall be necessary for that purpose, shall be expended to prepare a site and to provide suitable Appropriabuildings, to furnish apparatus, books and furniture, proceeds. for a normal and training school for the education and discipline of the common school teachers of this State, said buildings to be located upon the land and premises situate in the village of Potsdam, described in the proposition of the trustees of St. Lawrence Academy, accepted by the commission appointed by chapter four hundred and sixty-six, Laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-six, entitled " An act in regard to Normal schools."

§ 5. Bloomfield Usher, T. Stratfield Clarkson, 2d, Commission Hiram H. Peck, Henry Watkins, Erasmus D. Brooks site, &c., for and Obarles Cox, are hereby appointed a commission school. to prepare and improve the said lands and premises, and provide suitable buildings thereon, and to furnish proper apparatus, books and furniture for the said normal and training school at Potsdam, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Such commission shall have power to appoint from their number a chairman, secretary and Governors treasurer of said commission, and in the absence of

, &c.

how to be filled.

ernor to accept resignation.

commis sion,

any officer of such commission, another member may be appointed, pro tempore, to fill his place and perform his duty, and such commission may appoint such committees, and establish, and from time to time, alter and amend such rules and regulations for its government, in the discharge of its duties, as it

shall deem best. In case of the death, refusal to act, Vacancy, resignation, or removal from the county of St. Law

rence, of any member of such commission, his succes

sor shall be appointed by a majority of the remaining When gov. members of such commission. The Governor of the

State may accept the resignation of any member of said commission upon the recommendation of a majority of said commission, for good and sufficient cause. Before entering upon the discharge of their duties, the members of said commission hereby

appointed, or a majority of them, shall unite in joint Bonds of and several bonds, with sufficient sureties to be

approved by the county judge of St. Lawrence county, one of said bonds to the board of supervisors of St. Lawrence county, in the penal sum of twentyfive thousand dollars; one of said bonds to the town of Potsdam, in the penal sum of thirty-five thousand dollars; one of said bonds to the village of Potsdam,” in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars, each bond conditioned that each and every of the said commissioners so executing the said bond, and each and every of their successors to be appointed pursuant to this act, shall in all things faithfully discharge his duties,

and faithfully account for all moneys and securities When com received by him as such commissioner. Upon filing qualified to the said bond to the county of St. Lawrence with the act, &c.

treasurer of said county, and upon filing the said bond to the town of Potsdam with the town clerk of said town, and upon filing the said bond to the village of Potsdam with the clerk of the board of trustees of said village, the said commissioners so uniting in said bonds shall be duly qualified to act as such commissioners, and, in case a majority of the persons herein named shall so qualify, they shall constitute such commission, and shall proceed to appoint other commissioners in the place and stead of those herein named, who shall not have united in said bonds.

tracts.

The obligors upon said bonds respectively, shall be liable for the acts and omissions of each and every of the commissioners appointed, or who may be appointed, pursuant to this act. And the said commission, before making an appointment of any commissioner, may require of him such security for the faithful performance of his duty as it may deem proper. The said commission shall be known as the commission to aid in the establishment of a Normal and Training School at Potsdam, and, as such, may enter into contracts, take security from members to powers of be appointed by it, and sue and be sued in the courts to conof this State; and executions may be issued upon any judgment obtained against such commission, against the property of any

or all of the persons constituting such commission, or who may have constituted such commission, leave to that effect being first obtained from the court in which such judgment was rendered.

56. The treasurer of the county of St. Lawrence is hereby directed and required to procure suitable blanks, and the said treasurer, and the chairman of Duties of the board of supervisors of said county, or in case of judge and a vacancy in said chairmanship, then the said treas- to bonds of urer and the county judge of said county, are hereby directed and required to issue the bonds of said county, with interest coupons attached, in the form to be adopted by the said treasurer and chairman, or in case of a vacancy in the said chairmanship, then by the said treasurer and the said county judge, for the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, the same to bear interest at seven per centum per annum, from date, such bonds for one-fifth of said last-mentioned Bonds, sum to be payable with interest on the first day of ble, &c. March, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and onefifth of said sum of twenty-five thousand dollars to be payable on the first day of March, each year thereafter, until the full sum is paid ; all of said bonds except those due on the first day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, to bear coupons for annual interest, except for the interest falling due when such bonds are payable, to be payable on the first day of March each year.

as Duty of town clerk

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of supervisor.

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S 7. The town clerk of the town of Potsdam is of Potsdam; hereby directed and required to procure suitable

blanks, and the supervisor and town clerk of said town are hereby directed and required to issue the bonds of said town, with interest coupons attached in the form to be adopted by them, for the sum of thirty

five thousand dollars, the same to bear interest at As to bonds seven per centum per annum from date; such bonds

for one-fifth of such last-mentioned sum, to be payable with interest on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and one-fifth of the said thirty-five thousand dollars to be payable on the first day of January each year thereafter, until the full sum

is paid. All of said bonds, except those due on the bonds, when payable. first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty

eight, to bear coupons for annual interest, except for the interest falling due when such bonds are payable, to be payable on the first day of January each year.

S 8. The president of the board of trustees of the

village of Potsdam is hereby directed and required to of president procure suitable blanks, and the president and clerk trustees, as of said board of trustees are hereby directed and village. required to issue the bonds of said village of Potsdam,

with interest coupons attached, in the form to be adopted by them, for the sum of eight thousand dollars, the same to bear interest at seven per centum per annum from date, said bonds for one-fourth of said sum of eight thousand dollars, to be payable with interest on the first day of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and one-fourth of said sum of eight thousand dollars to be payable on the first day of

April each year thereafter, until the full sum is paid ; Village

all of said bonds to bear coupons for annual interest, payable. except for the interest falling due when such bonds

are payable, to be payable on the first day of April

to bonds of

bonds, when

each year.

Taxes, to whom to be paid; how to be applied.

S 9. The said taxes in this act directed to be levied and collected upon the county of St. Lawrence, shall be paid to the treasurer of said county, and applied by him to the payment of the bonds of said county herein directed to be issued, and the interest thereon, as the same shall become due and payable; and the said taxes in this act directed to be levied and collected

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