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mortgage on real estate of double the value of the moneys so loaned, exclusive of buildings or artificial erections thereon.

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§ 7. The said commissioners of common schools may pur- Foreclosure chase in the estate on which the fund shall have been secured, gage. upon the foreclosure of any mortgage, and may hold and convey the same for the use of said fund.

how to be

$8. The said commissioners of common schools shall retain Interest, the interest of said common school fund, which shall be dis- applied. tributed and applied to the support of common schools of such town, in like manner as the public money for the support of common schools shall be distributed by law.

CHAP. 277.

AN ACT to amend the Act for the relief and support of
Indigent Persons. Part First, Chapter Twenty, Title
First.

CHAP. XX.

sioners to

$9. The said commissioners of common schools shall ac- Commis count annually, in such manner and at such time as town account officers are required by law to account, and shall deliver to annually. their successors in office all moneys, books, securities and papers whatsoever, relating to said fund, and shall take a receipt therefor, and file the same with the town clerk.

Ante, vol. 3, p. 518.

PASSED April 25, 1831.

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

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pers into

$1. Any person who shall bring or remove, or cause to be Penalty for brought or removed, any poor or indigent person, from any foreign pau place without this state, into any county or town within it, this state. and there leave or attempt to leave such person, with intent to make such county or town chargeable with the support of such pauper, he shall forfeit and pay fifty dollars, to be recovered before any justice of the peace of the county into which such pauper shall be brought, to be sued for and recovered by and in the name of the superintendents of the county poor of said county, or by the overseers of the poor of the town into which such pauper shall be brought; and, moreover, shall be obliged to convey such pauper out of the state, or support him at his own expense: and it shall be lawful for the justice before whom any person shall be convicted for a violation of this act, to require of such person satisfactory security that he will, within a reasonable time, to be named by the justice, transport such pauper out of the state, or indemnify the town or county for all charges and expenses which may be incurred in the support of such pauper; and if such person shall refuse to give such security when so required, it shall be the duty of the justice to commit him to the common jail of the county, for a term not exceeding three months.

4 D., 571; 8 W., 672; 19 J. R., 56; 11 J. R., 167.

PART I.

How applied

Repeal.

Children to be taught.

Expense.

Not to be returned in school report.

Bastard children.

S2. All penalties recovered under this act, shall be applied as directed in the sixty-fifth section of the law hereby amended.

$3. The sixty-fourth section of title first, chapter twenty, first part of the Revised Statutes is hereby repealed.

S4. The superintendents of the county poor-houses which now are or hereafter may be established by law, are hereby required to cause all county and town paupers, over the age of five and under the age of sixteen years, who now are or hereafter may be in said poor-houses, to be taught and educated, in the same manner as children are now taught in the common schools of this state, at least one-fourth part of the time the said paupers shall remain in said poor-houses.

$5. The expense of teaching and educating the said paupers, shall be paid by the counties and towns, in the same manner as other contingent charges are paid for the support of said paupers.

$6. It shall not be lawful for the trustees of any school district to include, in their annual returns, the names of any children who are supported at a county poor-house.

Ante, vol. 1, p. 582.

CHAP. 26.

AN ACT extending the Powers of County Superintendents of the Poor.

PASSED February 23, 1832.

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

Accounts of

poor, how

$1. The superintendents of the poor in the several counties the over the in this state shall audit and settle all accounts of overseers of the poor, justices of the peace, and all other persons, for services relating to the support, relief or transportation of county paupers; and shall, from time to time, draw on the county treasurer for the amount of the accounts which they shall so audit and settle.

9 B., 267..

§ 2. Superintendents of the poor in any county in this state shall have power to make such compromise and arrangements with the putative fathers of any bastard children, within their jurisdiction, relative to the support of such children, as they shall deem equitable and just; and thereupon, to discharge such putative father from all liability for the support of such bastards.

3 H., 116.

CHAP. 236.

AN ACT to amend sections thirty-nine and forty-two of part first, chapter twentieth, title first of the Revised Statutes, so as to authorize any one of the overseers of the poor to perform the services therein mentioned.

PASSED May 1, 1834.

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

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§ 1. Any one of the overseers of the poor, is hereby autho- One over rized to perform the services mentioned in the thirty-ninth act. and forty-second sections of part first, chapter twentieth, title first of the Revised Statutes.

$2. So much of the thirty-ninth and forty-second sections Repeal. of the act hereby amended, as is contrary hereto, be and the same is hereby repealed. Ante, vol. 1, pp. 576, 577.

CHAP. 299.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act in relation to the superintendents of the poor of the several counties of this state," passed April 25th, 1832.

PASSED May 11, 1835. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$1. In case any vacancy shall happen or exist in the office of superintendent of the poor in any county in this state, by death, refusal to serve, or otherwise, it shall be lawful for the first judge of the county in which such vacancy shall be, to appoint some proper person to fill the said vacancy, who shall hold and exercise the duties of the said office until the next annual meeting of the board of supervisors of such county, which appointment shall be in writing, signed by the said judge, and filed in the office of the clerk of the said county.

CHAP. XX.

CHAP. 202.

AN ACT to amend the law for the support of bastards.
PASSED April 12, 1838.

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

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Vacancy in county suent

perinten

§ 1. Whenever a compromise shall be made with the pu- Mothers to tative father of a bastard child, pursuant to sections sixty- money in

receive

PART I. certain cases.

Or a weekly allow.

ance.

Report, when and how to be made.

Penalty for neglect.

This act to be published.

eight and sixty-nine, of title six of chapter twenty of the first part of the Revised Statutes, the mother of such child, on giving security for the support of the child, and to indemnify the city and county, or the town and county, from the maintenance of the child, to the satisfaction of the officers making the compromise, shall be entitled to receive the moneys paid or secured by such putative father as the consideration of such compromise.

3 H., 116.

$2. When the mother of such child shall be unable to give such security, but shall be able and willing to nurse and take care of the child, she shall be paid the same weekly allowance for nursing and taking care of the child, out of the moneys paid by the father on such compromise, as he shall have been liable to pay by the order of filiation; such weekly sum to be paid the mother, may be prescribed, regulated, or reduced, as in the case of an order of filiation.

CHAP. 214.

AN ACT to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to the duties of the superintendents of the poor in the several counties in this state.

PASSED April 11, 1842.

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

S 1. In addition to the reports which the superintendents of the poor in the several counties in this state are now required by law to make, it shall be their duty, in the month of December in each year, to report to the secretary of state, in such form as he shall direct, the sex and native country, of every pauper who shall have been relieved or supported by them during the year preceding the day on which such report shall be made, together with a statement of the causes either direct or indirect, which have operated to render such person a pauper, so far as the same can be ascertained, together with such other items of information in respect to the character and condition of such paupers, as the secretary of state shall direct.

As amended by Laws of 1849, ch. 100.

$2. The same penalty for the neglect of any superintendent of the poor to comply with the provisions of this act, as are prescribed in section seventy-eight, title one, part one, chapter twenty of the Revised Statutes, shall be imposed on such superintendent for such neglect.

$ 3. The secretary of state shall cause this act to be published, together with such forms and instructions for its execution as he shall deem necessary, and cause the same to be

CHAP. 334.

AN ACT in relation to the temporary relief of the poor in the county of Livingston, and such other counties as may adopt the provisions of this act.

distributed to the superintendents of the poor of the several counties in this state, the expense of which shall be paid by the treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller; and the Annual re secretary of state shall annually report to the legislature the results of the information obtained in pursuance of this act.

port.

PASSED May 14, 1845. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

CHAP. XX.

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51. The expenses which shall be incurred in the relief or Towns in support of indigent persons entitled thereto by law, in the sons reliev county of Livingston, before removing such persons to the to pay ex county poor-house of such county, pursuant to the provisions pensés. of the Revised Statutes for the relief and support of indigent persons, including the charges of overseers of the poor for services rendered in providing for such relief and support, (but not the expense of such removal,) shall be a charge upon the towns in which the persons so relieved or supported shall respectively be.

of

for temporary relief.

$2. The overseers of the poor of said county shall provide Overseers for such relief or support, pursuant to the order of a justice to provide of the peace to be obtained in the manner provided by the forty-sixth section of the Revised Statutes above mentioned, except for medical services to an amount not exceeding five dollars, for which no order shall be required, until such persons shall be removed to the county poor-house of such county, or until the necessity for any further expenditure shall cease; and it shall not be necessary to obtain the sanction of the superintendent of the poor to authorize the expenditure of a greater sum than ten dollars for the relief of any one poor person or family. Provided, that such orders granted pursuant to this section shall be granted without fee or reward.

7 How. P. R., 255.

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$ 3. The overseers of the poor shall keep a book, to be pro- Names, cured at the expense of the town, in which they shall enter poor reliev the name, age, sex and native country of every poor person tered in a who shall be relieved or supported by them, together with a statement of the causes, either direct or indirect, which shall have operated to render such person a pauper, so far as the same can be ascertained. They shall also enter in such book a statement of all moneys received by them, when, and from whom, and on what account received, and of all moneys

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