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A clerk of the superior court of the city of New York, of the court of common pleas of the city and county of New York, and of the superior court of Buffalo; deputy clerks, and as many bailiffs as the courts respectively may authorize their clerks to appoint;1

So many assistants of the surrogate of the county of New York as he may deem necessary, not exceeding the limit which the board of supervisors prescribe ;❜

A clerk for the surrogate of Erie, when the board of supervisors recommend that one be appointed ;'

One or more clerks for the surrogate of Kings;*

A clerk for the marine court of the city of New York; three deputies; and bailiffs necessary to attend that court;'

A clerk of each of the district and the police. courts of that city, and a deputy clerk for such of the clerks of the district courts as appoint one;8

The present provisions are substantially to the same effect (Laws of 1847, ch. 432, p. 560, § 3; 1852, ch. 44, p. 39, § 1; Code of Procedure, § 39; Laws of 1853, ch. 529, p. 992; Laws of 1854, ch. 198, p. 464, § 1,) except that the limit to the number of assistants to the clerk of the New York superior court is to be prescribed by the supervisors. This provision we have omitted.

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A clerk for the city court of Brooklyn, and a deputy clerk if he appoints such; '

A clerk for each of the justices' courts in cities;

A crier of each court of record;

A clerk to take testimony in the county of Kings;'

A clerk of the court of oyer and terminer and sessions of the city and county of New York, and a deputy clerk of the same in case the clerk appoint such; *

A clerk in each of the cities of Hudson, Schenectady, Buffalo, Syracuse, Oswego, Auburn, Utica, Rochester, Brooklyn;'

A marshal for each of the cities of Schenectady, Troy, Oswego, Auburn, Utica, Poughkeepsie ;'

So many attorneys and counselors as are from time to time admitted to practice;

An attorney of the Seneca nation of Indians;'

Three hundred commissioners of deeds, and not more than five hundred notaries public, for the city and county of New York.'

1 R. S., 305; Laws of 1849,
170, §§ 7, 8, as amended by
Laws of 1850, 948, §§ 2, 3.

1 R. S., 305.
'Laws of 1856, ch. 166.

1 R. S., 305; Ib., 328, § 8.

1 R. S., 305; Laws of 1854, ch. 90.

1 R. S., 305, 307.

'1 R. S., 305; 1853, ch. 340; 1854, ch. 92; 1858, 44; 1859, ch. 485.

Not more than twenty-five notaries public in the city of Troy :'

Eight commissioners of deeds in the city of Auburn;

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So many commissioners of deeds in each of the cities of the state, except the cities of New York and Auburn, and so many notaries public in each, except the cities of New York and Troy, as shall from time to time be determined, in the following

manner:

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The common councils of the several cities, except New York and Auburn, on or before the first day of January, 1861, and at the end of every two years thereafter, shall, by resolution, fix the number of commissioners of deeds, to be appointed for their respective cities; and on or before the 1st day of January, 1860, and at the end of every two years thereafter, the common councils of the several cities, except New York and Troy, shall fix, in the same manner, the number of notaries public, to be appointed for their respective cities;"

A copy of each determination of the number of commissioners of deeds and of notaries public, under the corporate seal of the city, and attested by the mayor, shall be transmitted to the governor within twenty days after the same has been made;

'Laws of 1858, ch. 57, p. 91.
'Laws of 1859, 431, § 7.

1 R. S., 307, § 5.

1 R. S., 307, § 2.

and no appointment shall be made exceeding the limitation ;'

So many notaries public in each of the counties of this state as the governor and senate may think proper to appoint,' not exceeding, however, five hundred for the city and county of New York;'

Fifteen commissioners of deeds for the county of Saratoga, six of whom must reside in the village of Saratoga Springs,' six in the village of Ballston Spa, and three in the village of Waterford; three for the county of Steuben, one of whom must reside in the village of Bath, one in Corning, and one in Hornellsville.'

Such other officers as may be chosen to fill any ministerial or other office connected with the courts, which is created by or under authority of the general laws for the government of counties, cities, towns and villages, or by special charters or statutes.

11 R. S., 307, §§ 3, 4.

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* Id., 306.

'Laws of 1859, ch. 485.

Laws of 1858, ch. 109, § 1.

Laws of 1859, p. 36.

6 Laws of 1859, p. 259.
'Laws of 1857, 404, ch. 632.

Certain elective officers.

Election in new counties.

Registers.

State reporter.

ARTICLE II.

MODE OF ELECTION AND APPOINTMENT.

SECTION 177. Certain elective offices.

178. Election for new counties.

179. Registers.

180. State reporter.

181. Clerks and criers.

182. Clerk of marine court.

183. Suspension or removal of marine court clerk.

184. Deputy and assistant clerks.

185. Other officers.

186. Notaries.

187. Commissioners of deeds.

188. Attorneys and counselors.

189. The attorney of the Seneca nation.

§ 177. Sheriffs, county clerks (including registers), coroners and district attorney, and the clerk of the court of appeals, are elected in the mode prescribed by the Constitution.

Const., art. X, § 1; art. VI, § 19.

§ 178. The sheriffs, clerks and coroners first chosen in a new county shall be elected at the general election next succeeding the erection of the county, unless otherwise provided by law.

1 R. S., 321, § 67.

§ 179. The registers of the counties of Kings and Westchester are to be elected at the general election in the year 1860, and as often as necessary thereafter. The term of office is three years.

Laws of 1852, ch. 83; 1858, 293.

§ 180. The state reporter is appointed by the governor, lieutenant-governor and attorney-general, and holds his office three years from the date

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