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THE

CHARTER

OF

THE CITY OF NNW-YORK, - Com. Council

WITH NOTES THEREON.

ALSO,

A TREATISE

ON

THE POWERS AND DUTIES

OF THE

Mayor, Aldermen, and Assistant Aldermen,

AND

TEE JOURNAL

OF

THE CITY CONVENTION.

Prepared at the Request of the Common Council,

BY CHANCELLOR KENT,
AND PUBLISHED UNDER THEIR DIRECTION.

NEW-YORK:

PRINTED BY CHILDS AND DEVOE, 80 VESEY-STREET,

US 15680.10

Frec e 12.1997 hebt Petrone Council

h21074 Svorinis

Entered according to act of Congress in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, by Jacob Morton, in behalf of the Common Council of the city of New York, in the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New-York.

PREFACE.

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This edition of the Charter of the City of New York, with the notes thereon, and the subjoined treatise on the powers and duties of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Assistants, have been prepared in pursuance of certain Resolutions of the Common Council. The first of them was passed April 2nd, 1835, and the Editor was requested by it to write notes or a commentary on the Charter of the city, showing in a condensed form,

1. The powers vested in the Corporation by the Charter.

2. Those granted by legislative acts.

3. Those that have been lost by non-usage, legislative enactments or otherwise.

4. And those which remain.

The other Resolution was passed November 2nd, 1835, requesting the Editor to prepare a treatise on the power, duties and authority of the Mayor, Aldermen and Assistant Aldermen.

He was further requested to cause the same to be annexed to, and published with the Charter and Notes therein; and also to prepare the marginal references and a suitable Index to the whole work.

These Resolutions sufficiently explain the object of the volume.

It has been the author's endeavor, to perform the trust with fidelity and accuracy, and he respectfully submits the work to the candor of the city authorities, by whom he was employed.

JAMES KENT. New - York, March 19th, 1836.

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