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· It is the intention, in this volume, not only to present the general statutes of the years 1875–80, selected and arranged in accordance with the plan originally adopted by Judge Edmonds, but also to show what changes have been worked in the statutes contained in the preceding volumes of the series, by amendments and repeals, up to and including September 1, 1880. For this purpose the “ Appendix A” has been added, which, it is hoped, will enable those possessing it to determine whether, and to what extent, changes have been made in the law contained on any given page of Edmonds' Statutes.
In order that the table may be of service to those using other compilations of the statutes, the chapters, titles and sections affected by subsequent enactments have, in every case, been noted; and, as the topical arrangement of statutes in volumes 3-5 of Edmonds' renders it difficult to find the location in those volumes of any statute cited only by year and chapter, or date of passage, “ Appendix B” has been prepared. The chronological arrangement in this table, of the acts contained in the volumes referred to, will facilitate the finding of any required statute in " Appendix A,” and will also be of assistance in obviating those disadvantages of the topical arrangement mentioned by Judge Edmonds in his preface to the third volume (pp. vi-vii).
For many valuable notes of cases, appended to the statutes in this volume, the profession is indebted to the diligence and learning of the late Mr. Isaac Grant Thompson. That his annotations do not extend throughout the volume is but one of the many losses occasioned the profession and the public by his lamented and untimely death. SALEM, 1881.
A. G. C.
TITLES OF ACTS
PASSED AT THE NINETY-EIGHTH SESSION,
[The titles of the acts included in this compilation are, in this list, printed in larger typo.]
CHAP. 1. An Act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the city of Elmira.
Passed January 21, 1875; three-fifths being present. CHAP. 2. An Act to legalize certain proceedings of the common council of the city of
Buffalo. Passed January 22, 1875; three-fifths being present. CHAP. 3. An Act to enable the city court of Brooklyn to continue its terms. Passed
January 22, 1875. CHAP. 4. An Act to authorize plank-road and turnpike companies to
reduce the number of their directors. Passed January 22, 1875. CHAP. 5. An Act to authorize the extension of the time for the collec
tion of taxes in the several towns of the State. Passed January
26, 1875; three-fifths being present. CHAP. 6. An Act to extend the time for the collection of city taxes in the city of Auburn.
Passed January 27, 1875; three-fifths being present. Chap. 7. An Act to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Orange to issue
certificates of indebtedness to provide for the payment of certain outstanding debts of
said county. Passed January 27, 1875; three-fifths being present. CHAP. 8. An Act to authorize the surrogate of Steuben county to grant to Benjamin F.
Young of Bath, in that county, letters of administration, with the will annexed, of the goods, chattels and credits of Richard T. P. Pulteney, deceased, upon filing with such surrogate a bond in the penal sum of one hundred thousand dollars. Passed
January 29, 1875. CHAP. 9. An Act to provide for the deficiency in the appropriation
for the salaries of certain officers of the government. Passed
January 29, 1875; three-fifths being present. CAAP. 10. An Act authorizing the board of supervisors of the county of Albany to issue
bonds to pay a portion of the bonds of said county that will mature during the year eigh
teen hundred and seventy-five. Passed February 4, 1875; three-fifths being present. CHAP. 11. An Act to authorize and empower the board of town auditors of the town of
Gallatin, in the county of Columbia, to issue bonds of said town, with which to retire bonds issued by commissioners appointed for said town by the county judge of said county, in aid of the Rhinebeck and Connecticut Railroad Company, and to transfer certain stock of said railroad company. Passed February 5, 1875; three-fifths being present.
CHAP. 12. An Act to enable Genesee College to contract with Genesee Wesleyan Semi
nary to fulfill the obligation of said college, and to enable said college to transfer the property to said seminary for said
purpose. CHAP, 13. An Act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Genesee Wesleyaa
Seminary,” passed May one, eighteen hundred and thirty-four. Chap. 14. An Act to authorize the city of Albany to issue its bonds to procure means to
pay in part for the erection of an edifice for a public high school. Passed February 13,
1875; three-fifths being present. Chap. 15. An Act to authorize the town of Richmond, in the county of Ontario, to raise
money to build a town-house. Passed February 13, 1875; three-fifths being present CHAP. 16. An Act to amend section sixth of title second, chapter
tenth of part third of the Revised Statutes, concerning security for
the payment of costs. Passed February 13, 1875. Chap. 17. An Act authorizing and empowering the board of public works of the city of
Rochester to construct a turn-table or swing-bridge over the Genesee Valley canal in West avenue in the city of Rochester. Passed February 16, 1875; three-fifths being
present. CHAP. 18. An Act to authorize the city of Newburgh to borrow moneys and issue bonds
therefor in payment of improvements made in the water-works of said city, and to issue other bonds hereafter to pay water bonds heretofore issued. Passed February 16,
1875; three-fifths being present. CHAP. 19. An Act to provide more effectually for the punishment of peculation and other
wrongs affecting public moneys and rights of property. Passed February 17, 1875; three-fifths being present. CHAP. 20. An Act to amend an act entitled “An act to incorporate the city of Bing
hamton," passed April ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and the several acts
amending the same. Passed February 19, 1875; three-fifths being present. Chap. 21. An Act to authorize the common council of the city of Rochester to submit
certain questions to the people at the next charter election. Passed February 19,
1875; three-fifths being present. CHAP. 22. An Act to amend sections one hundred and twenty-two
and one hundred and twenty-three of article six, of title one, of chapter sixteen, of part first of the Revised Statutes, in relation to the erection, repairing and preservation of bridges. Passed
February 19, 1875; three-fifths being present. CHAP. 23. An Act to authorize the common council of the city of Lockport to raise by
tax the sum of two thousand dollars to expend in repairing the Spaulding hose carriage
house in said city. Passed February 20, 1875; three-fifths being present. CHAP. 24. An Act to amend title seven of chapter one of part four
of the Revised Statutes relative to the punishments for attempting to commit offenses. Passed February 20, 1875; three-fifths being
present. CHAP. 25. An Act to reduce the term of imprisonment of convicts in
the several penitentiaries of this State. Passed February 20, 1875;
three-fifths being present. CHAP. 26. An Act making an appropriation to pay Erastus D. Palmer for the bronze
statue of Robert R. Livingston. Passed February 20, 1875; by a two-third vote. CHAP. 27. An Act to designate the holidays to be observed in the
acceptance and payment of bills of exchange, bank checks and
promissory notes. Passed February 23, 1875. CHAP. 28. An Act to amend an act entitled “An act to simplify and
abridge the practice, pleadings and proceedings of the courts of this State," known as the Code of Procedure. Passed February 24, 1875.