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tificate shall be as valid and effectual for all purposes as if the said William Endon had been at the time a citizen of the United States.

§ 2. This act shall not affect any legal proceedings pending at the Proviso. time of its passage.

83. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 17.
AN ACT to authorize Mary M. J. de Courval, an infant

alien, to take and hold certain lands in this State devised
to her by her grandfather, Richard Ray, and to release
the interest of the State therein.

PASSED February 3, 1879; by a two-third vote. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Mary M. J. de Courval, an infant alien, and daughter of Mary Ray de Courval, a citizen of the United States, is hereby author- May take ized to take and hold lands situate in this State, which were devised lands. to her by her grandfather, Richard Ray, late of the city of New York, deceased, in the same manner and with like effect as if she had been a natural born citizen of the United States at the time said devises were intended to take effect; and whatever interest this State may Interest have in said lands, in consequence of the said Mary M. J. de Courval of state

. being an alien, is hereby released to her.

S . Nothing in this act contained shall affect or impair the right or Proviso. interest of any creditor, or any other person in or to the lands hereby released.

8 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 18.
AN ACT to authorize the village school district of the town

of Malone, county of Franklin, to borrow money to pur-
chase a site, and build a school-house thereon, and to
issue coupon bonds to secure the payment of the same.

PASSED February 7, 1879; three-fifths being present. .. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The board of education, of the village school district of the town of Malone, in the county of Franklin, is hereby authorized and empowered to borrow, upon the credit of the said district, the education sum of seven thousand dollars, to be expended by said board of education in the purchase of a site, and in the construction of a school-house money. thereon, and to secure the payment of the said sum, and interest thereon, the said board of education is authorized to issue coupon Issue of bond* signed by the president and clerk of said board of education. bonds an. The said bonds shall be issued in such amounts as the said board of

Board of

may bor

row

thorized.

* So in the original.

Rate of education may

determine, and shall bear interest at a rate not exceedinterest.

ing seven per centum per annum. One-seventh part of said bonds, Bonds, when in amount, shall be made payable on the first day of May, one thoupayable. sand eight hundred and eighty, one-seventh in amount in one year,

one-seventh in amount in two years, one-seventh in amount in three years, one-seventh in amount in four years, one-seventh in amount in

five years, and one-seventh in amount in six years from the said first Record day of May, one thousand eight hundred and eighty. And the clerk of bonds.

of the said board of education shall enter in a book, to be used by him for such purpose, the number, date, denomination of each of the said bonds, and the name of the person or persons corporation or corpora

tions to whom or which issued. Annual § 2. In case said money shall be borrowed, the said board of educabonds and tion, pursuant to authority already conferred upon said board at the

last annual meeting of said district, is hereby authorized and required, annually, during each of said seven years, to cause to be levied and collected from the taxable property and inhabitants of the said village school district, over and above expenses of collecting, at the same time and in the same manner in which other taxes of said district for other school purposes shall be raised and collected such sum as will pay the several bonds and interest to grow due on such loan on the first day of May, then next, and which said several sums, when collected, shall be paid to the treasurer of said board of education to be used in paying said bonds and interest as they become due.

83. This act shall take effect immediately.

tax to pay

interest.

council may borrow

Chap. 19. . AN ACT to authorize the city of Utica to borrow money to pay a judgment existing against the same.

Passed February 7, 1879; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly,

do enact as follows: Common SECTION 1. The common council of the city of Utica are hereby

authorized to borrow, upon the credit of said city, such sum of money

as they may deem necessary, not exceeding four thousand dollars, to money.

pay a judgment recovered against said city by Ellen R. Quinlan, and the interest and cost upon the same, including costs on appeal to the

general term and the court of appeals. May issue 2. The said common council may issue its corporate bonds for the bonds and include

amount so borrowed, payable on the first day of November next, and

include the amount of such bonds, and the interest thereon, in tax levy.

may
the next annual city tax levy of said city, which amount shall be in
addition to any other sum authorized to be included in such annual

tax levy. Applica. & 3. The amount of money so borrowed shall be applied to the paymoneys.

ment of said judgment, interest and costs, and the amount included in the annual tax levy, as authorized by section two of this act, shall be applied to the payment of said bonds, and the interest thereon, and to no other purpose.

8 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

amount in

tion of

Chap. 2O.
AN ACT making appropriation to carry out the provisions

of chapter one hundred and thirty-four of the laws of
eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, in relation to infec-
tious and contagious diseases of animals.

PASSED February 13, 1879 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars, or so much thereof as Approprimay be necessary, is hereby appropriated from any moneys in the ation. treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray the expenses incurred by the governor in carrying out the provisions of chapter one hundred and thirty-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-eight.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 21.
AN ACT to exempt the counties of Lewis, Madison, except-

ing the town of Lenox, Wyoming, Queens and Jefferson,
except the towns of Le Ray, Watertown and Wilna, and
the town of Thurman, county of Warren, from the pro-
visions and operation of chapter one hundred and eighty
of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, entitled
“An act creating a board of auditors in the several towns
of this State, and to prescribe their powers and duties."

Passed February 14, 1879; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The counties of Lewis, Madison, excepting the town of ExempLenox, Wyoming, Queens and Jefferson, excepting the towns of Le board or Ray, Watertown and Wilna, and the town of Thurman, county of town auWarren, are hereby exempted from the provisions and operations of act. chapter one hundred and eighty of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, entitled “ An act creating a board of town auditors in the several towns of this State, and to prescribe their powers and duties."

82. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 22.
AN ACT to legalize and confirm the official acts of Noah

Tebbetts, of the city of Brooklyn, county of Kings, a
notary public.

PASSED February 14, 1879. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, doenact as follows:

SECTION 1. The official acts and proceedings of Noah Tebbetts, of the acts legal city of Brooklyn, county of Kings, performed by him as notary public .

for the county of Kings, since the thirtieth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, are hereby made as legal, and shall be held to be of the same force and validity as if the term of office of the said Noah Tebbetts as such notary public had not expired on the thirtieth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and seventy

eight. Provisor

§ 2. This act shall not affect any action or legal proceeding now pending

3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Official

Chap 23.
AN ACT further to amend chapter four hundred and thirty-

six of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven,
entitled “ An act in relation to county treasurers.

Passed February 14, 1879 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section ten of chapter four hundred and thirty-six of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, entitled “An act in relation to county treasurers,” is hereby further amended so as to read as follows:

§ 10. Nothing herein contained shall apply to the counties of Sullivan, Putnam,

Greene, Monroe, Onondaga, Columbia, Seneca, Essex, Delaware, Courtland * and Queens.

82. This act shall take effect immediately.

So in original.

Chap. 24.
AN ACT to amend section thirteen of article three of title

five of part four of the Revised Statutes, entitled “Of
offenses against public decency.”

PASSED February 14, 1879; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section thirteen of article three of title five of chapter one of the fourth part of the Revised Statutes, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 13. Every person who removes the dead body of a human being, Penalty or any part thereof, from a grave, vault or other place where the same lating the has been buried, or from the place where the same has been deposited gravē. while awaiting burial, without authority of law, with intent to sell the same, or for the purpose of dissection, or for the purpose of procuring a reward for the return of the same, or from malice or wantonness, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and, on conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the State prison for a term of not more than five years.

8 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 25.
AN ACT to amend chapter three hundred and sixty-five of

the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, entitled
“An act to incorporate the city of Lockport,” and the
acts amendatory thereof.

PASSED February 14, 1879; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION, 1. Section ten of title four, chapter three hundred and sixty-five of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Lockport," as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 10. The overseer of the poor, subject to the provisions of the act Overseer hereby amended, shall have the same powers and be subject to the poche same duties, restrictions and liabilities as overseers of the poor of the towns of the county of Niagara; and for all purposes relating to the maintenance and support of the poor, the city shall be one of the towns of said county, and the common council shall have all the powers of a Powers of board of town auditors; and the power, also, at any time by written notice to be served on the overseer now or hereafter in office who shall May renot have been required to give, and has not given before entering upon overseer the duties of his office, a bond to the city according to the provisions to execute of said act, to require said overseer within a time to be named in said notice, not less than five days after the service of the same in such manner as said council shall direct, to execute a bond to said city in

common council.

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