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of the said reservations, unless the Indians on such reservation shall, before such payment in each year, pay into the hands of the persons authorised to receive and expend the moneys appropriated by this act, at least twenty per cent. of the sum authorised to be paid annually for the maintenance of the Béhool on such reservation; nor shall any of the said annual payments except the first, be made unless the state superintendent of common schools shall have satisfactory evidence that a school has been kept in said school house for the term of at least six months during the preceding year; such twenty per cent. shall be expended by such commissioner for the support and maintenance of the school or schools on the reservation, occupied by the Indians paying the same. § 9. The schools organized and established by virtue of this act, shall be subject to the visitation and inspection of the superintendent of common schools of the town and county where the same shall be situated.

AN ACT making appropriations for building and furnishing school houses, and providing for the education of the children of Indians, residing on the Cattaraugus &nd Allegany reservations,

Passed May 7, 1847, “three-fifths being present.”

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do"enact as follows :

1. The sum of three hundred dollars is hereby appropriated for the building and furnishing a school house on the Cattaragus reservation, and the like sum of three hundred dollars is hereby appropriated for the building and furnishing a school house on the Allegany reservation; such school houses to be for use, accommodation and education of the Indian children residing on the said reservations. - § 3. The sums appropriated by this act, and all appropriations made, or that hereafter may be made for the education of the children of ‘Indians residing on the Cattaraugus and Allegany reservations, shall be paid out of the income of the United States deposite fund, to Chester How, or his successor, on his executing to the people of this state, and filing with the superintendent of common schools, a bond in the penalty of two thousand dollars, with such sureties as shall be approved by the said superintendent, conditioned for the faithful expenditure of, and accounting for all moneys which shall be received by him under this act; and he shall, annually, in the month of October, render an account to the comptroller, of all receipts and expenditures by him. . § 4. The appropriations made for the education of Indian children re. aiding on said reservations, for eighteen hundred and forty-eight, and thereafter, shall not be expended by the said commissioner, until the chiefs of the Indians residing on said reservations shall pay to the said commissioner, twenty per cent of the sums so appropriated, respectively, in each year, to be applied by him to the maintenance of the said schools ; nor shall the sums so appropriated be paid to the said commissioner unless the superin; tendent of common schools shall have satisfactory evidence that schools have been kept on the said reservations, respectively, for at least six months during the preceding year. . . § 5. In case the said Chester Howe shall decline to accept the trust hereby conferred, or to execute the bond hereby required, or in case of his death, inability or resignation, the comptroller of this state may appoint some fit and proper person or persons to supply such vacancy, who, upon executing the bond herein required, shall be entitled to receive and expend the moneys hereby appropriated, and shall account for the same in the manner and upon the conditions herein provided. § 6. The schools established under this act, shall be subject to the visitation and inspection of the county and town superintendents of common schools, of the county and town in which they shall be kept,

[Chop. 164, Laws of 1831, Revived by Chap, 39, Laws of 1848.]
AN ACT for the relief of the Shimecock tribe of Indians.
- - - . . . . . . Passed April 19, 1831.

§ 1. The superintendent of common schools shall in every year hereafter apportion from school moneys, the sum of eighty dollars in addition to the amount to which the county of Suffolk is now entitled by law; which sum shall be paid on the first day of February in every year on the warrant of the comptroller to the treasurer of said county.

§ 2. The treasurer of said county shall apply for and receive the said sum as soon as the same becomes payable, and shall hold the same subject to the order of the town superintendent of common schools of the town of Southampton, whose duty it shall be to receive and expend the same in the payment of the wages of a competent school teacher or teachers, to be by them employed in instructing the children between the ages of five and sixteen years, belonging to the Shinecock tribe of Indians residing in said town. - . - -

§ 3. The said town superintendent shall hereafter include in the annual

report, a statement of the length of time that a school has been taught in pursuance of this act ; the number of children taught in said school; the manner in which such moneys have been expended; and whether any and how much remains unexpended, and for what cause, and shall pay such balances if any, to their successors in office, to be by them expended as herein "before provided. - - . . . 2 * * -

[Laws of 1851, Chap. 243.] .

AN ACT to provide for the education of the children of the Tuscarora In- - dians, in the county of Węagara. - Passed June 20, 1851, “three-fifths being present.” The People of the State of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows : . . . . § 1. The sum of two hundred dollars a year, for the term of two years is hereby appropriated for the support of a school or schools to be kept for the "education of the children of the Tuscarora Indians, on the Tuscarora Reserovation, in the county of Niagara. . . § 2. The sum appropriated by first section of this act shall be paid by the treasurer on the warrant of the Comptroller, as the same may from time to time be wanted, out of the income of the United States Deposite Fund to William Mount Pleasant, on his executing and giving to the people of this State and filing with the Superintendent of common schools a bond with satisfactory sureties, to be approved by the county Judge of the county of Niagara, by an endorsement of such approval upon said bond, conditioned for the faithful expenditure of all moneys paid to him, or which shall come into his hands by virtue of this act and for rendering to said superintenden annually in the month of October, a just and true account of all his receipts and disbursements by virtue of this act. • § 3. It shall be the duty of the said William Mount Pleasant to whom the money is from time to time paid by virtue of this act, to expend the same in the payment of teachers for the education of the children of the Indians on the Reservation aforesaid. -

[Laws of 1851, Chap. 861.]

.AN ACT to provide for the education of the children of the Tonawanda In- ! dians in the county of Genesee, . .

- Passed July 1, 1851. “by a two-third vote.” The People of the State of New York represented in Senate and Assembly,

do enact as follows : - . . . . - § 1. The sum of two hundred dollars a year,for two years, is hereby appro

priated for the support of a school or schools to be kept for the education of the children of the Tonawanda Indians, on the Tonawanda reservation, in the county of Genesee. . . § 2. The sum appropriated by the first section of this act shall be paid by the treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller, as the same may from time to time be wanted, out of the income of the United States deposite fund, to William Parker, on his executing and giving to the people of this state and filing with the superintendent of common schools a bond with satisfactory sureties, to be approved by the county judge, of the county of Genesee, by an endorsement of such approval upon said bond, conditioned for the faithful expenditure of all moneys paid to him, or which shall come into his hands by virtue of this act, and for rendering to said superintendent annur ally, of the month of October, a just and true account of all his receipts and disbursements by virtue of this act. § 3. It shall be the duty of the said William Parker, to whom the money is from time to time paid by virtue of this act, to expend the same in the payment of teachers for the education of the children of the Indians on the reservation aforesaid. § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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DISTRICT SCHOOL JOURNAL. |Laws of 1841 Chap. 260, as amended by § 17 of Chap. 132, Laws of 1848.j

§ 32. The superintendent of common schools, from year to year, shall be authorised to subscribe for so many copies of any periodical published at least monthly in this state, exclusively devoted to the cause of education, and not partaking of a sectarian or party character, as shall be sufficient to supply one copy to each organized school district in the state; in which periodical, the statutes relating to common schools, passed at the present, or any future session of the Legislature, and the general regulations and decisions of the superintendent made pursuant to any law, shall be published gratuituously. The said periodical shall be sent to the clerk of each district, whose duty it shall be to cause each volume to be bound, at the expense of the district, and the same shall be preserved in the district library for the use of the district. The expense of said subscription, not exceeding twenty-eight hundred dollars annually, shall be paid out of the surplus ins: arising from the moneys deposited with this state, by the United.

tates.

STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.
[Laws of 1844, Chap. 311.]

AN ACT for the establishment of a Normal School.
Passed May 7, 1844.

The People of the State of New York represented in Senate and Assembly do enact as follows: <

§ 1. The treasurer shall pay on the warrant of the comptroller, to the order of the superintendent of common schools from that portion of the avails of the literature fund appropriated by chapter two hundred and forty. one of the laws of one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, to the support of academical departments for the instruction of teachers of common Schools, the sum of nine thousand six hundred dollars; which sum shall be expended under the direction of the superintendent of common schools, and the regents of the university, in the establishment and support of a normal, school for the instruction and practice of teachers of common schools in the

science of education and in the art of teaching, to be located in the county of Albany.

§ 2. The sum of ten thousand dollars shall, after the present year, be annually paid by the treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller, to the superintendent of common schools, from the revenue of the literature fund, for the maintenance and support of the school so established, for five years, and until otherwise directed by law. - § 3. The said school shall be under the supervision, management and government of the superintendent of common schools and the regents of the university. The said superintendent and regents shall from time to time, make all needful rules and regulations, to fix the number and compensation of teachers and others to be employed therein, to prescribe the preliminary examination and the terms and conditions on which pupils shall be received and instructed therein, the number of pupils from the respective cities and counties, conforming as nearly as may be to the ratio of population, to fix the location of the said school, and the terms and conditions on which the grounds and buildings therefor shall be rented, if the same shall not be provided by the corporation of the city of Albany, and to provide in all things for the good government and management of the said school. They shall appoint a board consisting of five persons, of whom the said superintendent shall be one, who shall constitute an executive committee for the care, management and government of the said school under the rules and regulations prescribed as aforesaid, whose duty it shall be from time to time to make full and detailed reports to the said superintendent and regents, and among other things to recommend the rules and regulations which they deem necessary and proper for the said school.

§ 4. The superintendent and regents shall annually transmit to the legislature a full account of their proceedings and expenditures of money under this act, together with a detailed report by said executive committee of the progress, condition and prospects of the school.

[Laws of 1850, Chap. 89.]

§ 1. The treasurer shall pay on the warrant of the comptroller to the order of the state superintendent of common schools, from the general fund, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars per year for the support and education of ten Indian youth in the State Normal School. § 2. The selection of such youth shall be made by the state superintendent of common schools from the several Indian tribes located within the state ; and in making such selection, due regard shall be had to a just participation in the privileges of this act by each of the said several tribes, and if practicable, reference shall also be had to the population of each of said tribes in determining such selection. ‘. . . § 3. Such youths shall not be under sixteen years of age, nor shall any of such youths be supported or educated at said Normal School for a period exceeding three years. - § 4. The executive committee of the State Normal School shall be the guardians of such Indian youths, during the period of their connection with the school, and shall pay their necessary expenses, not exceeding one hundred dollars per year for each pupil to be defrayed out of the money appropriated by the first section of this act. - - - – § 5. The Indian pupils selected in pursuance of this act, and attending said Normal School, shall enjoy the same privileges of every kind, as the other pupils attending said school, including the payment of travelling expenses, not exceeding ten dollars to each pupil.

TEACHERS' INSTITUTES.

[Laws of 1847, Chap. 361.]

AN ACT for the establishment of teachers' institutes. - Passed November 13, 1847, “three-fifths being present.”

The People of the State of New York, represented ân Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

§ 1. The treasurer shall pay, on the warrant of the comptroller, to the order of the several county treasurers of this state, the several sums of money hereinafter mentioned, not exceeding sixty dollars annually to any one county, from the income of the United States deposite fund, to be expended for the use and benefit of teachers' institutes as hereinafter provided. § 2. Whenever a majority of town superintendents of common schools in any county in this state unite in a recommendation, and file with the county clerk thereof a certificate, signifying their desire that a teacher's institute should be organized in such county, for the instruction and improvement of common school teachers for such county, it shall thereupon be the duty of such clerk forthwith to appoint three town superintendents of the county, and notify them of their appointment, to constitute an advisory committee, to make the necessary arrangements for organizing and managing such institute, and such clerk shall also immediately give such public notice in such manner as he may deem most proper to the teachers of common schools of the county, and to others who may desire to become such, specifying a time and place when and where the teachers may meet and form such institute. - - $ 3. Whenever any institute shall have been organized as herein provided, it shall be the duty of said committee, and they shall have power to secure two or more suitable persons to lecture before such institute upon subjects pertaining to common school teaching and discipline, and various edueational subjects which may be deemed calculated to qualify common school teachers, and to elevate the profession of teaching and to improve common schools; and said committee shall keep an accurate account in items, of the necessary expenses of such institute in procuring said lecturers, and otherwise, and shall verify said account by affidavit, and deliver the same to the county treasurer, to te audited by and filed with him when application shall be made to such treasurer, as hereinafter provided. § 4. Whenever any county treasurer shall receive satisfactory evidence that not less than fifty, or in counties of under thirty thousand population, then not less than thirty teachers and individuals intending to become teachers of common schools within one year, shall have been in regular attendance on the instructions and lectures of the institute in the county during at least ten working days, he shall audit and allow the account which shall be presented to him by the committee as aforesaid, and shall pay over to said committee the amount so audited and allowed, not exceeding sixty dollars in any one year, to be disbursed by said committee in paying the expenses incurred by the institute as aforesaid, 5. Every such committee shall annually transmit to the state superintendent of common schools, a catalogue of the names of Nall persons who shall have attended such institute, with such other statistical Information an within such time as may be prescribed by said state superintendent. § 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

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