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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.

Constable's
Serving a summons, twelve and an half cents,

Mileage, for every mile going only, six cents.
Levying a fine or penalty to the amount of two dollars

and fifty cents or under, twelve and an half cents ;
and on all sums above two dollars and fifty cents,
at the rate of twelve and an half cents on every

two dollars and fifty cents.
Taking a defendant in custody on a mittimus, twelve

and an half cents.
Conveying a person to gaol, twelve and an half cents,

if within one mile, and for every mile more going
only, six cents.

Fees of the Court of Probates.
For administering an oath, twelve and an half cents. Judge's fees.

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 the letters testamentary

thereon, or letters of administration, nineteen, cents
for each sheet of one hundred and twenty-eight

words.
Affixing the seal to the same, seventy-five cents.
Drawing and copy of bond on granting letters of ad-

ministration, fifty cents.
Recording wills, codicils and the proof thereof, and

letters testamentary, and letters of administration,
nineteen cents for each sheet containing one hun-

dred and twenty-eight words.
Entering and filing a caveat, nineteen cents.
A citation to witnesses, or for any other purposes in-

cluding the seal, seventy-five cents.
Taking and entering and filing a renunciation, thirty-

seven and an half cents.
Filing an inventory, twelve and an half cents, search-

ing the records in his office in any one year, twelve
and an half cents, and for every other year in

which such search is made, six cents.
Filing a petition, twelve and an half cents.
Making and entering every order, seventy-five cents.

Surrogate's
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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

fifty cents.
The seal to exemplifications, seventy-five cents.

The Fees of the Surrogates.
For administering an oath, twelve and an half cents.

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 hun

dred 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,

twelve and an half cents for each sheet containing one hundred and twenty-eight words.

For hearing and determining where a will or administra

tion is contested, two dollars and fifty cents.
"The seal to exemplifications, seventy-five cents ; but

no fees shall be demanded or taken by any surro-
gate in any case where it shall appear to him by
the oath of the person applying for letters testa-
mentary or of administration, that the goods, chat-
tels and credits of the testator or intestate, do not
exceed the value of thirty-seven dollars and fifty

cents.
Witness's Fees in the several Courts and the Charges of

summoning them.
For each witness attending in his own county, twenty-five Witness's
cents per day, besides his reasonable expenses.

fees in the for

veral court Attending from a foreign county, and coming and re

turning, fifty cents per day, besides his reasonable

expenses.
The judge of the court of probates, the secretary of

the state, or any clerk or surrogate attending on
subpæna with wills, records, or other written ev-

idence, one dollar and twenty-five cents per day.
Every surveyor for going to and returning from a

view, and for going to attending at and returning
from the trial, one dollar and twenty-five cents per
day, and for his actual service on the view, two dol-

lars and fifty cents per day.
Serving a subpæna on each witness, twelve and an Serving
half cents.

subpena. Pees to be paid to the Secretary who shall keep an Account of

such Fees and exhibit the same Quarter Yearly to the Comp-
troller of this State, who shall examine and file the same in
his Office, and certify the Amount thereof to the Treasurer,

and the said Secretary shall pay the same to the Treasurer.
For entering a caveat, twelve and an half çents.

Secretary

fees.
Searching the records in his office for any one year,
twelve and an half cents ; and for

every
in which such search is made, six cents.
Copies of records, twelve and an half cents for each

sheet containing one hundred and twenty-eight

other year

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fortgages

Every patent for lands, for a single lot, the sum of

eight shillings ;* for each patent for more than one vihlylate and less than four lots, the sum of twelve shillings

for each patenț; for more than three and less than

ninę lots, the sum of sixteen shillings ; and for 152 each patent for more than eight lots, the sum of

twenty-four shillings; which fees shall be paid by in mo the person or persons in whose favour any patent or

patents shall issue. This provision was added after the bill was reported to the Legidature. E

to have fees
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vice.

Fees for ad II. And be it further enacted, That no person empow-
miniftering
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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 two
capacities not person shall act as attorney and counsel, or as solicitor

and counsel in the same cause, he shall not be entitled
the same 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 chan-
cery, for the particular service done as counsel ; and the
fees of an attorney or solicitor only for the particular ser-
vice done as attorney or solicitor, and shall not in any
such case be allowed any fees for attending upon or con-
sulting with counsel, or for any copies of papers, pleadings
or records for counsel.

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,

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 informa-
tion 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 offi-

cer forfeit and lose his office.
Former acts V. And be it further enacted, That all former acts regu-
repealed.

lating the fees of the said several officers and ministers of
justice, shall be and the same are hereby repealed.

Penalty for

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CHA P. IX.
An ACT for the better levying and accounting for Fines, For-

feitures, Issues, Amerciaments, and Debts due to the Peo-
ple of this State.t

Passed 9th February, 1786.
II. ND be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,

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

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+ This act so far is relates to the falary of the clerk of the exchequer was by mistake, omitted to be included in one of the revised bills, and that mistake not dis. covered until after the first volume of the edition was printed. It is therefore inserted here with so much of the 2d section as was neceflary to make the 4th fecs non intelligible. Es

justice of the same supreme court, under his hand and the seal of the same supreme court, commission an experiencă 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 sum preme 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 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.

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TENTH SESSION. CHAP. LIX.
ACT for the more effectual Preservation of the Public
Wells and Pumps in the City of New-York.

Passed 19th March, 1787.
HEREAS it is found by experience that the keep- Preamble.

ing the public wells and pumps in the city of New-York in constant repair, hath contributed to the safety 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 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 thereaftet, 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, VOL. II.

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