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PASSED Drill 5 G THE TEARS ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN,
TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
CERTAIN FORMER ACTS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN REVISED.
PRINTED AND PUBLI8HED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE REVISERS,
APPOINTED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
CONTAINING THE nRST, FOURTH AND FIFTH TITLES OF CHAPTER II. OF THE FIRST PART
OF THE REVISED STATUTES; THE GENERAL REPEALING ACT; CERTAIN ACTS
NOT REVISED; AND LISTS OF COUNTIES, TOWNS, INCORPORATIONS, &C.;
WITH AN APPENDIX OF COLONIAL AND OTHER FORMER ACTS.
PRINTED BY PACKARD AND VAN BENTHU YSE.V.
This volume contains only that portion of (he Revised Statutes, which relates to the boundaries and descriptions of the counties, towns and cities of the State. The alterations in those boundaries made since the original act was passed, are added; so that the whole existing law on that subject is now presented. Such of these alterations as were made in 1830, will be found in the appendix.
The acts and parts of acts, of general interest, which are yet in force, but are not consolidated in the Revised Statutes, are inserted in an order corresponding as nearly as possible with the arrangement adopted in the Revision. In publishing them, the sections which have been repealed, or have become obsolete, are omitted; and as the general repealing act '» contained in this volume, it has not been deemed necessary to refer to it in the various cases to which it applies.
The acts relating to the cities and villages, and especially to the city of New-York, are so numerous that it was found impracticable to insert them, without excluding laws which the Revisers were bound to publish; and a selection has accordingly been made, of such of those acts only as were deemed most important to the citizens of the State generally. Excepting the acts thus omitted, and incorporating acts, as well as a few of peculiar character, (of which full and ample lists are given,) it is believed every important existing law, not contained in the two first volumes, will be found in this third volume, either in its original terms, or in a condensed form.
The statutes concerning fisheries, and those authorising obstructions in certain rivers, creeks, &c. have not been published at large, but have been generally condensed, and are arranged under heads in a manner calculated more readily to impart information of their contents, and to facilitate a reference to them.
The statutes passed in the sessions of 1829 and 1830 which are of general interest, and particularly those varying the provisions of the Revised Statutes, are inserted at large, with references in the margin of the latter to the original acts affected by them.
The following lists are inserted in compliance with the directions of the Legislature: **