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coroner's fees shall be no more than two dollars and
fifty cents. For serving writs in all cases, the like fees as are herein
before allowed to the sheriff for the like service. And the fees of the coroner for taking inquests in each county shall be certified by at least two of the supervisors, and paid by the treasurer of the county ; and in the city of New-York, the same shall be paid in the same manner as the other contingent charges in the said city are directed to be paid.
The Constable's Fees. For serving a warrant, nineteen cents.
Serving a summons, twelve and an half cents,
Mileage, for every mile going only, six cents.
and fifty cents or under, twelve and an half cents ;
two dollars and fifty cents...
and an half cents.
if within one mile, and for every mile more going
Fees of the Court of Probates.
Drawing the proof of a will or codicil, nineteen-cents
for each sheet containing one hundred and twenty
thereon, or letters of administration, nineteen, cents
ministration, fifty cents.
letters testamentary, and letters of administration,
dred and twenty-eight words.
cluding the seal, seventy-five cents.
seven and an half cents.
ing the records in his office in any one year, twelve
Filing a petition, twelve and an half cents.
For taking depositions, nineteen cents for each sheet con
taining one hundred and twenty-eight words. Copies of all records, depositions or other pleadings,
when required, twelve and an half cents for each sheet containing one hundred and twenty-eight
words. Every decree or sentence in suits for legacies, or dis
tributions, or order for the - sale of any real estate,
three dollars and seventy-five cents. An execution, one dollar and twenty-five cents. Hearing and determining where a will or adminis
tration is contested or upon appeal, two dollars and
The Fees of the Surrogates.
Drawing the proof of a will or codicil, nineteen cents
for each sheet containing one hundred and twenty
eight words. The probate of a will and letters testamentary there
on, or letters of administration, nineteen cents for * each sheet containing one hundred and twenty
eight words. The seal to the same, seventy-five cents. The bond upon granting letters of administration,
fifty cents. Recording wills, codicils and the proof thereof, and
letters testamentary, and letters of administration, nineteen cents for each sheet containing one hundred and twenty-eight words. Entering and filing a caveat, nineteen cents. Filing every petition for the sale of any real estate,
twelve and an half cents. Making and entering every order thereon, seventy
five cents. Every decree or order for the sale of any real estate,
three dollars and seventy-five cents. A citation for witnesses, or any other purpose, -in
cluding the seal, seventy-five cents. Taking, entering and filing a renunciation, thirty
seven and an half cents. Filing an inventory, twelve and an half cents. Searching the records in his office for any one year,
twelve and an half cents, and for every other year
in which such search is made, six cents. Taking depositions, nineteen cents for each sheet
containing one hundred and twenty-eight words... Copies of records or depositions when required,
twelvę and an half cents for each sheet containing one hundred and twenty-eight words.
fees in the fo veral courta
For hearing and determining where a will or administra
tion is contested, two dollars and fifty cents.
no fees shall be demanded or taken by any surro-
cents per day, besides his reasonable expenses. fe Attending from a foreign county, and coming and re
turning, fifty cents per day, besides his reasonable
the state, or any clerk or surrogate attending on
idence, one dollar and twenty-five cents per day.
view, and for going to, attending at and returning
lars and fifty cents per day
and the said Secretary shall pay the same to the Treasurer.
Secretary Searching the records in his office for any one year,
twelve and an half cents ; and for every other year
in which such search is made, six cents."
sheet containing one hundred and twenty-eight
eight shillings ;* for each patent for more than one Pihlyhele
and less than four lots, the sum of twelve shillings Well
for each patent; for more than three and less than
ninę lots, the sum of sixteen shillings ; and for K 52 each patent for more than eight lots, the sum of
twenty-four shillings ; which fees shall be paid by
patents shall issue. • This provision was added after the bill was reported to the Legidature. E.
in both for
Fees for ad II. And be it further enacted, That no person empowminiftering
ered to administer oaths, shall demand or take any fee for administering the oath of allegiance or oaths of office to the members of the legislature, nor more than twenty-five
cents for administering such oaths to any other officer. Persons act III. And be it further enacted, That whenever the same ing in. Iwonor person shall act as attorney and counsel, or as solicitor to have fees and counsel in the same cause, he shall not be entitled the fame fer. for the same service to fees both as counsel and attorney,
or as counsel and solicitor, but shall be allowed the fees of counsel only, in the courts of common law and chancery, for the particular service done as counsel ; and the fees of an attorney or solicitor only for the particular service done as attorney or solicitor, and shall not in any such case be allowed any fees for attending upon or consulting with counsel, or for any copies of papers, pleadings
or records for counsel. ty for IV. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall taking great- knowingly or wilfully exact or compel any person to pay are allowed for any of the services aforesaid any other or greater fee, by this act.
sum of money or reward than is herein before allowed for the same, every such person upon conviction thereof, either at the suit of the party grieved or upon information or indictment, shall pay to the party grieved treble damages, and such fine to the people of the state of · New-York, as the court in which such conviction shall be had shall think proper to impose, and shall also if an officer forfeit and lose his office.
V. And be it further enacted, That all former acts regulating the fees of the said several officers and ministers of justice, shall be and the same are hereby repealed.
Former alts repealed.
Clerk of the Erchequer
CH A P. IX.
Passed 9th February, 1786.
A That the justices of the supreme court for the time being, from time to time, when and as often as may be necessary, by rule or order, to be entered in the minutes of the said supreme court, shall nominate, and the chief
+ This act fo far is relates to the salary of the clerk of the exchequer was by mistake, omitted to be included in one of the revised bills, and that mistake not difcovered until after the first volume of the edition was printed. It is therefore inserted here with fo much of the 2d section 28 was neceflary to make the ath fec, tion intelligible. Er
justice of the same supreme court, under his hand and the seal of the same supreme court, commission an experience ed and proper person to be clerk of the court so to be held, who shall be called the clerk of the exchequer in the supreme court, and shall hold his office during the pleasure of the justices of the said supreme court. | IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That every such clerk so to be appointed, before he enters upon the execution of his office, shall take the oaths required by law to be taken by ministerial officers ; and I shall be allowed and paid the yearly salary of two hundred and fifty pounds for his services.
(REMAINDER OF THIS ACT OBSOLETE.]
City of New York.
and wells to
TENTH SESSION. Chap. LIX.
Passed 19th March, 1787. W THEREAS it is found by experience that the keep. Preamble. v ing the public wells and pumps in the city of New-York in constant repair, hath contributed to the safe ty of the said city against accidents by fire : Therefore,
I. Be it enacted by the Peopld of the State of New-York, Overseers of represented in Senate and Assembly, and it is hereby enacted and
public pumps by the authority of the same, That it shall and may be be appointed lawful to and for the mayor, recorder and aldermen, or any five of them, whereof the mayor or recorder to be one, and they are hereby directed and required, on the first Tuesday in May next, and on the first Tuesday in May in every year thereaftef, to nominate and appoint one or more fit person or persons for each and every of the wards of the said city, being inhabitants of the said city and actually resident in such respective wards, to be overseers of the wells and pumps in such respective wards, for the year then next ensuing ; all which persons so to be appointed as aforesaid, shall have the care and charge of all and every the public wells and pumps which now are or hereafter shall be sunk or made in the ward for which he or they shall be so severally appointed overseers as aforesaid ; of which appointment so to be made, the said mayor or recorder, with three or more aldermen, shall within three days thereafter, send notice in writing to each and every of the said persons so by them to be appointed overseers as aforesaid ; and if any public well or pump shall stand in a street where two wards do join,