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STATE OF NEW YORK
PASSED AT THE
SESSIONS OF THE LEGISLATURE
HELD IN THE YEARS
1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1782, 1783 and 1784, inclusive,
BEING THE FIRST SEVEN SESSIONS.
REPUBLISHED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE, PURSUANT TO
AN ACT to provide for the publication of the session laws from
seventeen hundred and seventy-seven to eighteen hundred and one, inclusive.
Passed May 27, 1885; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION I. The Secretary of State is directed to republish, verbatim, preserving the original spelling and punctuation, the session laws of this State from seventeen hundred and seventy-seven to eighteen hundred and one, both inclusive. References showing when each law was amended or repealed, may be added.
2. The republication shall be in octavo volumes of not less than six hundred or more than seven hundred and fifty pages each, with an index to each volume, and of a material equal in style and quality to the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-four.
$ 3. The edition shall consist of one thousand copies and shall be distributed as follows; One copy to each judicial district library ; one copy to the clerk's office of each county; one copy to each justice of the supreme court, and each judge of the court of appeals; one copy to each legislative library, and each State department; two hundred copies to the trustees of the State library, for literary and scientific exchanges. The remainder shall be delivered to the trustees of the State library, and such trustees shall reserve sufficient copies for the future use of the State, and' in their discretion sell the balance at a price to be fixed by them, and pay the proceeds into the treasury of the State.
$ 4. Six thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry this act into effect, and the same shall be paid by the Treasurer on the warrant of the Comptroller in such sums and to such persons as the Secretary of State shall approve. The work herein authorized shall not be begun unless it can be completed for the sum herein appropriated.
$ 5. The title page of each volume shall state that it was published pursuant to this act, and the same may be cited in any action or proceeding with the same force as the original edition. $ 6. This act shall take effect immediately.
I have compared the preceding with the original law on file in this office, and do hereby certify that the same is a correct transcript therefrom and of the whole of said original law.
Secretary of State.
I hereby certify that the Laws, contained in this volume, were republished by me pursuant to chapter three hundred and forty-one of the Laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five.
Secretary of State.