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Noting of deeds, &c.
Town-clerk shall keep books of the town, and give true copies.
Shall send to the treasurer of the state the name of the constable chosen to collect state tax.
Duties of “omptroller.
ments, or of any interest in them, lying in said town, de-
TITLE 103. Treasury.
SECT. 1. B'. it osted by the Senate and House of Rep.
resentatives, in General Assembly convened, That it shall be the duty of the comptroller of public accounts to prescribe the mode of keeping and rendering all public accounts, and to adjust and settle all demands against the state, except grants, and orders of the general assembly. It shall be, also, his duty to lay before the legislature, at the opening of each stated session, such plans and estimates as, in his opinion, may be expedient for lessening the public expenses; for using the public
money to the best advantage; for promoting frugality and economy in the public expenditures, and supporting the credit of the state; and in general, for the well ordering and regulating the business of his department. And he shall have free access to the public offices of the treasurer and secretary, and all other public offices and records, with full power to examine all books and papers therein, that have relation to his office. sect. 2. And it shall be his duty, from time to time, to examine and state the amount of the public debts and credits of this state, with the United States, or with any community, public officer, or individual; to examine, from time to time, into the collection of taxes; to point out the causes of delay in such collections, with what may, in his opinion, tend to remove them; to see that the officers of government, employed in that department, and in every other department of the revenue, faithfully execute their respective duties; and to report to the general assembly, all such as appear to be chargeable with abuse of their respective trusts; to institute suits at law. in the name of the state, against any person, or persons, or body of men, who have received any money or public property, in any way, or for any purpose, and have not duly accounted for the same, (the collectors of state taxes only excepted;) and for this purpose, may employ an attorney or attornies under him, to sue therefor, and the same to pursue to final judgment and execution: and the officer, who shall collect the money on such execution, and all other persons, who shall, by the appointment and order of the comptroller, receive the monies of this state, shall pay over the same to the treasurer, taking duplicate receipts therefor, one of which shall be lodged with the comptroller. sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the comptroller to prepare and return to the general assembly, in May, annually, and oftener, if thereto required, an abstract of the receipts and expenditures of the public funds, during the current year, ending on the thirty-first day of March, annually; exhibiting, under different heads, the salaries of the officers of government, debentures, and contingent expenses of the general assembly, expenses of new-gate prison, of state paupers, and all other expenses of gov. ernment, together with the funds belonging to the state, and the public debt. sect. 4. It shall be the duty of the comptroller, upon the settlement of any claim or demand against the state, to draw an order on the treasurer for the payment thereof, in favor of the person or persons entitled to receive the same ; and whenever any person shall decease, who,
Duties of treasurer.
Auditors of treasurer's accounts.
at the time of his death, shall be indebted to the state, he
far as the state of the accounts will admit, and report the
Costs recovered against treasurer, how paid.
Clerks to furnish comptroller with abstracts of forfeitures, &c.
State's attorney to collect fines, &c.
To render an account of monies received, annually.
collection; and the comptroller shall debit the same to
such attorney in his account.
On neglect, the office to become vacant.
Bills of costs in criminal prosecutions, how paid, and accounted for. Commission.
Court fees, how accounted for.
Duties of county treas* urers.
Expenses and avails of county courts.
Adjustment of accounts.
it, taking their receipts therefor: and all sums not demanded within six months after the rising of the court, by which such bills of costs shall have been taxed, shall be deemed to be relinquished to the state; and such clerks shall account for the same with the comptroller, in the next settlement of their accounts, and shall be allowed a commission of five per cent on all monies so received and paid out.
sect. 13. It shall be the duty of each of the clerks of the superior court to account and settle with the comptroller, for all monies received by him as court fees, in the trial of any cause in said court; and they shall be allowed a commission of two and a half per cen, on all monies received as the avails of said court, and a like commission on all monies by them paid for the use of the state.
sect. 14. The treasurer of each county shall make an entry, and give credit, for the fines and forfeitures belonging to the county; for the fees of the court; for the the taxes levied on the several towns in the county; and for all other monies belonging to the county, which shall come into his hands; and shall pay out the same, to the order of the county court, to discharge the expenses of the county; and shall make an annual statement of the receipts of money into the treasury, and of the expenditures, which shall be audited by the judges of the county Court.
sect. 15. The treasurers of the several counties, shall keep a true account of the expenses of the county courts, including the compensation to the judges, and the incidental expenses of the court; and also of the avails of the court, including the fines and penalties, collected and paid into the treasury, in each year: and it shall be the duty of each court, at their session next preceding the first day of May, annually, to settle and adjust their accounts; and if it shall appear, that the avails of any court shall be insufficient to defray the czpenses for the year preceding such settlement, such court may present their accounts to the comptroller, for adjustment and settlement ; and he shall draw an order, in favor of the treasurer of such county, on the treasurer of the state, for such sum as he shall find due to such court; and the treasurer shali pay the same accordingly : provided, that in no case, shall any order be drawn for a greater sum than the amount of the duties arising on civil process, which shall be paid into the treasury of the state, in the year next preceding the presenting of their accounts to the comptroller.