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55 all...... Tax, maintenance of the poor, collection of, Queens

This act provides for and directs the collection of taxes levied during the Revolutionary War for the maintenance of the poor. It relates to taxes heretofore levied, and being for the specific purpose thereof it may be classed

as temporary 67 6. ...... Courts, common pleas and general sessions for Westchester

Co. This act provides that the courts mentioned shall be held in the Presbyterian church, in Bedford town, until a county court house shall be built, or until otherwise

directed by the Legislature. Temporary. 72 all...... Westchester township, Westchester Co.

Section 1 provides for town meetings and the election of trustees; authorizes the trustees to dispose of undivided lands and lease the right of setting up and keeping a ferry across the East river between Westchester township to Flushing township in Queens County ($ 2). Provides that the town and borough of Westchester shall be known as Westchester township.

The provisions of section 1 of this statute were reenacted by L. 1801, ch. 78. The last cited statute being one of the Revised Acts, the constructive repeal of L. 1801,

ch. 193, probably repealed L. 1785, ch. 72. 84 all......

Tax for municipal purposes, N. Y. City.

This act provides for the raising of £10,000 and for filling vacancies in offices of collectors and assessors.

Temporary
1 all...... Building regulations and fire prevention, N. Y. City.

This act remits all fines and penalties incurred previous to the passage of the act" for violations of the Colonial laws passed 31 December, 1761 (ch. 1163, Colonial Laws of New York), and 1 April, 1775 (ch. 1701, Colonial Laws of New York). These acts were “ for the more effectual preventions of fires, and for regulation of buildings in the City of New York.” This act also sus. pends the operation of the two Colonial laws above cited until 1 January, 1787. The subject of the more effectual prevention of fires in the City of New York was covered by L. 1786, ch. 43, specifically repealed by L. 1881, ch. 537.

See also Laws 1787, ch. 90, infra. il all...... Dog tax for creating a fund for defraying the damages

done by dogs in Richmond Co.
This act authorizes the levying of a tax on dogs; pre-
scribes the procedure to collect and enforce it; provides
for the payment of damages done by dogs. The preamble
of the act recites: “Whereas many of the inhabitants
within the county of Richmond in the state of New York
have sustained great losses occasioned by dogs killing
their sheep without being able to obtain redress." Amend-
ments to this act were made by L. 1800, ch. 125; L. 1801,
ch. 62, and the act was constructively repealed by L. 1801,

ch. 193.
26 all...... Tax for municipal purposes, N. Y. City and County.

This act provides for the raising of £10,000. Temporary.

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45 all...... Drainage meadowlands, New Town, Queens Co.

This act is in the nature of a private act. The location of the lands affected is identified by the names of the then owners. This act was amended by L. 1824, ch. 17, by which the ditch was extended and the drain

age area increased. 50 all...... Fires of 1776 and 1778; commissioners to make street

alterations and adjust differences, N. Y. City. This act amends L. 1784, ch. 56, and relates to the assessment of damages for the laying out of Greenwich street. It was amended by L. 1787, ch. 75, by appoint

ing a new commission. 17 1....... Queens Co. prisoners to be removed from the N. Y. City jail.

The jail of Queens Co. not being sufficient for the safe detention of prisoners, it was provided by L. 1784, ch. 5, that prisoners from that county should be confined in the New York City jail. A new jail was erected in Queens Co. under the authority of L. 1785, ch. 44, and

L. 1788, ch. 46. 45 all...... Deeds and conveyances, relating to property in the Southern

district, executed during the Revolutionary War. This act validates conveyances in good faith acknowl. edged before registered by competent British

authorities.
61 all...... Highways in N. Y. City and County.

This act constitutes the mayor, aldermen and commonalty commissioners of highways; specifies their powers and duties; prescribes the width of the Kings Bridge road; provides for obstructions and injuries; directs the rule of the road and the right of way. It was incorporated in part in R. L. 1813, ch. 86. See also Greater N. Y. Charter, L. 1897, ch. 378, $ 527.

This law was included in the compilation of special and local laws in force on January 1, 1880, made by

the commissioners under L. 1879, ch. 536. 68 all...... Tax for municipal purposes, N. Y. City.

This act provides for the raising of £10,000. 70 all...... Taxes, collection of arrears in New Town town, Queens Co.

The tax collector had been imprisoned in the county jail for neglect of duty and this act provided for the issue of the tax warrant to the new collector and the

collection of the unpaid taxes by him. 75 all...... Fire of 1776, commissioners to adjust differences between

proprietors of lots in burnt district and for altering the streets heretofore laid out and adjoining said

lots. This act amends L. 1784, ch. 56, and L. 1786, ch. 50,

by naming a new commission. 86 1-5..... Taxes, collection of the arrears of the tax under L. 1784,

ch. 58, N. Y. City and County.
The tax under L. 1784, ch. 58, was levied on N. Y. City
and County, the counties of Suffolk, Kings, Queens, Rich-

mond and a part of Westchester.
90 all...... Building regulations and fire prevention, N. Y. City.

This act repeals“ an act for the more effectual prevention of fires " and "an act to amend an act for the more effectual prevention of fires and for regulating of build

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ings in the city of New York." The repeal is by the title
of the acts and does not specify the year, chapter or ses-
sion of the acts repealed. Previous to the passing of this
act there were no New York State statutes enacted under
the title given; nor do the laws of the Colony of New
York contain acts which have the exact titles specified.
It appears probable that the two acts repealed are the
Colonial laws which are the subject of L. 1786, ch. 1,

supra.
95 all...... Highways and roads, Westchester Co.

This act related to public and private roads in Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, Washington, Westchester, Albany and Montgomery Counties. It was consolidated and revised in Revised Acts, L. 1801, ch. 11l, and probably came within the constructive repeal by L. 1801, ch. 193, of all acts and parts of acts coming within the purview or

operation of the Revised Acts. 57 all...... Monument to William Pitt, Earl Chatham, removal from

Wall street, N. Y. City.
The Pitt monument was erected 7 September, 1770, in
recognition of Pitt's efforts to obtain the repeal of the
Stamp Act. When the British took possession of the city
in 1776 the statue was mutilated, the head and right
hand being broken off. The broken statue remained until
1783. This act is to authorize the removal of the

pedestal.
67 all...... Taxes in N. Y. City.

This act provides for and prescribes the levying of taxes; their collection; the application of the money raised; bond of treasurer; reassessment of arrears of taxes; vacancy in office of treasurer; powers to be exercised by a majority of the mayor, recorder and aldermen; payment of state tax; penalties for neglect of official duties; publication of treasurer's accounts.

This act was amended: L. 1789, ch. 13; 1790, ch. 5; 1792, ch. 2 (16th session) ; 1792, ch. 10; 1794, ch. 9; 1797, ch. 93; L. 1798, ch. 39; L. 1799, cha 72; L. 1799, ch. 91; L. 1800, ch. 20; L. 1801, ch. 181; L. 1801, ch. 193

(constructive repealing act).
68 all...... Tax for municipal purposes, N. Y. City and County.

This act provides for the raising of the sum of £10,000. 73 all...... General repealing act.

This act repeals certain Colonial acts, describing them by their titles. The repealed acts which specially affected the territory now included in Greater New York were:

“An act for the regulating the buildings, streets, lanes, wharfs, docks and alies of the City of New York.” (Ch. 18 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 1 October, 1691. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 1,

“An act for establishing certain rates upon such goods and merchandise as shall be brought unto their Majesties beam in the weigh-house at New York.” (Ch. 32 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 10 April, 1693. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 1, p. 322.)

“An act for settling fairs and markets in each respective city and county throughout the province.” (Ch.

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26 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack; passed 11 November, 1692. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 1, p. 296.)

"An act to ascertain the size (assize) of casks, weights and measures, and bricks within this colony." (Ch. 138 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 19 June, 1703. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 1, p. 554.)

“An act to prevent the removal of actions of twenty pounds from the mayor's court of New York and other courts." (Ch. 198 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 11 October, 1709. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 1, p. 681.)

“An act for destroying wolves and foxes in the county of West-Chester." (Ch. 319 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 1 September, 1716. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 1, p. 893.)

"An act to encourage the destroying of foxes and wildcats in Kings County, Queens County and Suffolk County.” (Ch. 345 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 2 November, 1717. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 1, p. 931.)

"An act to prevent vagrant and idle persons from being a charge and expense to any the counties, cities, towns, manors or precincts, within this Province." (Ch. 410 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 17 July, 1721. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 2, p. 56.)

"An act to prevent boats and other vessels, and the goods on board of them from being interrupted or molested whilst their navigation is confined within this colony.” (Ch. 452 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 24 July, 1724. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 2, p. 214.)

"An act for the effectual recovery of the arrears of the several taxes, and of the excise therein mentioned, and for the securing the duties on slaves not imported in the city of New York, and for empowering the treasurer for these purposes.” (Ch. 540 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 12 June, 1729. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 2, p. 523.)

"An act for the more effectual preventing and punishing the conspiracy and insurrection of negroes and other slaves, for the better regulating them, and for repealing acts therein mentioned relating thereto." (Ch. 560 of Lvingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 29 October, 1730. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 2, p. 679.)

"An act for the better extinguishing of fires that may happen within the city of New York.” (Ch. 670 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 16 December, 1737. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 2, p. 1064.)

"An act for the preservation of oysters at and near Richmond county." (Ch. 672 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 16 December, 1737. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 2, p. 1067.)

"An act to prevent abuses in the re-enacting of beef and pork.” (Ch. 698 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 3 November, 1740. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 3, p. 77.)

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An act for explaining and rendering more effectual an act of the governor, council and the general assembly, entitled an act to oblige the inhabitants of each particular ward within the city of New York, to make good their respective quota's of all publick taxes.” (Ch. 740 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 30 April, 1743. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 3, p. 275.)

"An act to impower the sworn repackers of the city of New York, for the time being, to repack and brand half barrels of beef and pork.” (Ch. 759 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 19 May, 1744. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 3, p. 346.)

"An act for the speedy punishing and releasing such persons from imprisonment, as shall commit any criminal offences in the city and county of New York, under the degree of grand larceny." (Ch. 767 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 1 September, 1744. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 3, p. 379.)

“An act for taking affidavits in the several counties of this colony, to be made use of in the supreme court, and impowering the attornies of the supreme court to practice in the mayor's court of the city of New York.” (Ch. 824 of Livingston & Smith and Van Schaack, passed 3 May, 1746. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 3, p. 546.)

"An act to enable and impower the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, and their successors; to prevent and remove particular nuisances within the same, to the southward of Fresh Water." (Ch. 35 of Livingston & Smith and ch. 956 of Van Schaack, passed 4 May, 1754. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 3, p. 996.)

"An act to regulate the practice of physick and surgery in the city of New York." (Ch. 198 of Livingston & Smith and ch. 1120 of Van Schaack, passed 10 June, 1760. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 4, p. 455.)

"An act to prevent transient persons from selling goods at vendue in the city and county of Albany and counties of West-Chester, Richmond and Dutchess." (Ch. 1199 of Van Schaack, passed 11 December, 1762. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 4, p. 674.)

"An act to prevent hunting with fire-arms in the city of New York, and liberties thereof." (Ch. 1233 of Van Schaack, passed 20 December, 1763. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 4, p. 748.)

"An act to further increase the number of firemen in the city of New York." (Ch. 1367 of Van Schaack, passed 31 December, 1768. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 4, p. 1048.)

"An act to increase the number of firemen in the city of New York." (Ch. 1579 of Van Schaack, passed 6 February, 1773. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 5, p. 456.)

"An act to prevent the defacing of statues which are erected in the city of New York." (Ch, 1580 of Van Schaack, passed 6 February, 1773. The Colonial Laws of New York, Vol. 5, p. 457.) The preamble of this act

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