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OF THE

STATE OF NEW-YORK,

PASSED AT THE

: FORTY-THIRD SESSION

OF THE

LEGISLATURE,
BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF ALBANY,

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PASSED THE FORTY-THIRD SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE,..
BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF ALBANY, THE

FOURTH DAY OF JANUARY, 1820.

CHAP. I.

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AN ACT to amend an act, entitled an act to reduce several

laws relating particularly to the city of New-York, into one act,so far as it relates to assistant justices.

Passed January 4, 1820. WHEREAS the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New-York have, by their memorial to the legislature, prayed pa that the laws establishing courts of assistant justices in the said city, may be amended, and that the number of assistant justices may be reduced, and they allowed salaries, to be paid by the said the mayor, aldermen and commonalty, instead of fees, andalso that the said law be amended in other respecte, in the manner herein after provided for: Therefore,

I. BE it enacted by the People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the person administer- tices to be ap ing the government of this state for the time being, by and with pointed, and

"poweps. the advice and consent of the council of appointment, shall appoint and commissiou suitable persons to be assistant justices of, in and for the following wards in the city of New-York, to wit : one for the first, second and third wards; one for the fourth and sixth wards; one for the fifth and eighth wards, and one for the seventh and tenth wards, to be known and distinguished by the name of assistant justices of the city of New-York : each of which said assistant justices respectively, are hereby authorised and required to hold a court for the trial of causes to the amount of fifty dollars and under, in all actions in which jurisdiction is given to the assistant justices of the city of New-York, in and by the act hereby amended : And further, That the said assistant justices respeca tively, shall be invested with all the jurisdiction, power, and authority, with respect to matters cognizable before them, with which the assistant justices of the city of New-York have heretofore been invested, and shall also be subject to the perforınance of all the duties imposed upon the said assistant justices : And further, That during the sickness or inability of either of the said justices, to act, it shall and may be lawful for any other justice in the said city, to exercise every jurisdiction, notwithstanding any provision in this act contained,

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