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Title*, c]er],s an{j messengers for the executive department, to be paid by the treasurer to the governor, on the warrant of the comptroller.

Laws of 1858, chap. 64.



Seo. 1. Secretary of state to have care of all books and papers deposited in his office.

2. All deeds to state, to be deposited there.

3. To provide books for recording depositions of resident aliens.

4. Copies of papers in his office certified by him, 4c, evidence.

5. Secretary of state to attend legislature, to receive bills that become laws.

6. To cause original laws passed at each session to be bound.

[106] 7. One copy of the laws printed by state printer, to be deposited in his office.

8. To distribute the printed laws and journals of each session.

9. To send four copies to secretary of state of the United States.

10. To deliver one copy to Atheneum in Philadelphia, Boston, New-York and

Albany, and one to Historical society of New-York.

11. To distribute laws of congress in same manner aa laws of this state.

12. New town or county erected, to be furnished with a complete set of laws.

13. Secretary of state to purchase necessary sets of laws for distribution.

14. To transmit to county clerks laws and journals.

15. Also to send the laws to different states.

16. To deliver to county clerks the volumes of reports.

17. To deliver to clerks of new counties a set of reports.

18. To send to county clerks a copy of state prison reports.

19. Also to send lists of licensed hawkers, 4c.'

20. Description in writing of arms of state, and of great and privy seals, and of

seal of secretary of state, to remain public records.

21. What papers to be sealed with privy seal.

22. Deputy secretary, his powers and duties.

General S The secretary of state shall have the custody of all duties. flje books, records, deeds, parchments, maps, and papers, now deposited, or that may hereafter be deposited or kept, in his office; and shall, from time to time, make such provision for the arrangement and preservation thereof, as he may deem necessary.

State deeds. <5 2. All deeds and conveyances, other than mortgages, belonging to the people of this state, shall be deposited in the office of the secretary of state.

1 R. L., 477, § 10.

Books for § 3. The secretary of state shall provide proper books, for recor ng. ^ recording of the depositions or affirmations required by law, to be made by resident aliens, desirous to take and hold real estate; and shall record the same in such books.

Laws of 1825, 427, § 2.

copies. § 4. All copies of records and papers in the office of the secretary of state, certified by him, and authenticated by the seal of his office, shall, in all cases, be evidence, equally and in like manner, as the original.

Laws of 1825, 427, § 2; 1 B. L, 527, § 35.

Laws. § 5. The secretary of state shall attend at every session of lie legislature, for the purpose of receiving bills which shall TITEE l have become laws.

I 1: I.. 458, § 1.

g 6. Immediately after each session of the legislature, the. Lswfc secretary of state shall cause the original laws passed at such session, together with such certified copies of concurrent resolutions as shall have been delivered to him, to be bound together in a volume, of such size as he shall think proper; and he shall also cause the title thereof, with the session at which the same shall have been passed, to be written oi printed on the back of such volume.

1 1:. I... 458, § 2.

§ 7. He shall deposit in his office, one copy of the laws WW printed by the state printer, having first examined and com- Ibi pared the same with the original laws on file, and noted at the end of each act any error or omission that may be found in the printed copy; and shall cause the title thereof, with the session at which the same shall have passed, to be written or printed on the back of such volume.

1 B. L., 458, § 2.

§ 8. The secretary of state shall distribute the printed laws ffi^gj* and journals of each session, immediately after their publication, as follows:

I. To the clerk of the senate, for the use of the senate, eight copies.

2. To the clerk of the assembly, for the use of the assembly, twenty copies.

3. To each of the following officers and persons, namely: the governor, the lieutenant-governor, the members of the senate and assembly, the chancellor, the justices of the supreme court, the circuit judges, the comptroller, the treasurer, the surveyor-general, the attorney-general, the librarian of the state library, for the use of the library, the commissarygeneral, the adjutant-general, and the several county clerks, one copy.

4. To each of the following officers, namely: town clerks, district attornies, and supervisors' clerks, one copy of the laws, without the journals.

§ 9. The secretary of state shall transmit four copies of the Law«printed laws of each session, immediately after their publication, to the secretary of state of- the United States.

Laws of 1820, 18.

S 10. He shall also deliver to the atheneum of the city of n>. Philadelphia, and to the atheneum of the city of Boston, or to such person as they shall respectively direct, a copy of the printed laws passed at each future session of the legislature; and in like manner to the atheneums of the cities of NewYork and Albany, and the historical society of the city of New-York, one copy both of the laws and journals.

Laws of 1820, 7.

Acuof11 §11- He shall also cause the acts of the congress of the congress. United States, which may be received at his office, to be distributed in the same manner as the laws of this state are directed to be distributed.

1 R. L., 484, § 13.

New county g 12. Whenever a new county or town shall be erected, the ^ secretary of state, shall transmit to the clerk of such county

or town, a complete set of the laws of this state, commencing

with the revised laws passed at this session of the legislature,

and including the laws subsequently passed. n>. g 13. The secretary of state shall be authorised under the

direction of the governor, to purchase, from time to time, as [168] many sets of the laws of this state, as may be necessary for

the supply of new counties and towns, and for other objects

reqiiired by law.

Laws of 1818, 234.

Laws and g 14. The secretary of state, as soon as may be, after the journals. iaws journals of each session have been deposited in his office, shall transmit, in boxes, at the expense of the state, to each county clerk, the requisite number of laws and journals intended for the use of such county, and required to be distributed to the members of the legislature residing therein, and to the other officers in such county entitled thereto.

Laws of 1815, 280, § 5.

Laws for g 15. He shall also put up in boxes, the laws directed to be otter states gen^ 0y ^ne governor to the several states in the union, and

shall transmit the same, at the expense of the state, in such

manner as the governor shall direct.

Laws of 1815, 280, § 5.

Reports, g 16. He shall, from time to time, deliver to such of the county clerks as shall be entitled thereto, such copies of the reports published by the state reporter, as shall have been deposited in his office for that purpose by the reporter.

1 R. L., 320, § 10.

ib. g 17. He shall also procure, at the expense of this state,

and deliver to the clerk of each county hereafter erected, a complete set of the'reports of the supreme court, of this state, for the use of the county courts of such county.

Laws of 1824, 74.

state g 18. The secretary of state shall, annually, on or before

the first Tuesday of May, transmit to each of the county clerks in this state, a copy of the reports received by him, for the preceding year, from the agents of the several state prisons in this state.

Laws of 1819, 90, § 15; 2 R. L, 229, § 3.

pediers, &c g 19. He shall, on or before the tenth day of May, in each year, transmit to each county clerk in this state, a certified

prison report!),

list of the names of the several persons licensed as hawkers, ART L pedlers, or petty chapmen.

Laws of 1819, p. 90, § 15; 2 R. L., 229, § 3.

g 20. The description, in writing, of the arms of the state, £TM8 and and of the great and privy seals, and of the seal of office of * the secretary of state, deposited and recorded in the secretary's office, shall remain as public records; and the said arms shall continue to be the arms of the state, and the said seal of office, to be the seal of office of the secretary of state.

1 R. L., 459, § 6.

g 21. The privy seal, shall be the seal for military commis- ifc sions; and all such matters as have issued under the great seal since the sixteenth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, except copies of papers and records, certified by the secretary of state, or his deputy, and authenticated under his seal of office, shall continue to be issued under the great seal, and shall be made out and recorded in the secretary's office.

1 R. L, 459, § 6.

J 22. There shall be a deputy secretary of state, who may 2Se2ry. perform all the duties belonging to the office of secretary of state; except as commissioner of the land-office, commissioner of the canal fund, state canvasser, state sealer of weights and measures, and superintendent of common schools.



Art. 1. — Of the general duties and powers of the comptroller.
Art. 2.—Of proceedings against persons accountable for public monies.
Art. 3. — Of the settlement of accounts for lands purchased from, or mortgaged
to the people of this state.



Sbc. 1. His geueral duties.

2. To require persons receiving public monies to account to him.

3. May require persons presenting accounts, to make oath.

4. He shall countersign and enter all treasury checks and receipts.

6. He is to draw in favor of treasurer, for dividends on all stock owned by state.

6. To procure monthly statements from the banks.

7. To keep an account between the state and the treasurer.

8. To examine mouthly the bauk books kept by the treasurer.

9. To examine bonds, Ac, on which money may be due to the state.

10. To send annually to auctioneers, all new auction laws, and to»report to the

legislature the returns made by them.

11. To mako temporary loans, when necessary.

12. Such loans to be paid as soon as sufficient money in treasury.

13. Comptroller to vote on stocks owned by state.

14. May publish laws relating to payment of money due the state.

15. When monies paid at treasury through mistake.

16. All mortgages, Ac, given to the state, to be deposited in comptroller's office.

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11. To direct in what banks certificates of stock shall be deposited.
18. Deputy comptroller, his powers.

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§ 1. It shall be the duty of the comptroller,

1. To superintend the fiscal concerns of the state, and to manage the same in the manner required by law.

2. To exhibit to the legislature, at its annual meeting, a complete statement of the funds of the state, of its revenues, and of the public expenditures during the preceding year, with a detailed estimate of the expenditures, to be defrayed from the treasury for the ensuing year, specifying therein each object of expenditure, and distinguishing between such, as are provided for by permanent or temporary appropriations, and such as require to be provided for by law: and shewing the means, from which such expenditures are to be defrayed.

3. To suggest plans for the improvement and management of the public revenues.

4. To keep and state all accounts between this state and the United States, and all other accounts in which the state is interested.

5. To examine and settle the accounts of all persons indebted to the state, and to certify the amount, or balance, to the treasurer.

c. To direct and superintend the collection of all monies due to the state.

7. To examine and liquidate the claims of all persons against the state, in cases where provision for the payment thereof shall have been made by law; and where no such provision, or an insufficient provision shall have been made, to examine the claim and report the facts, with his opinion thereon, to the legislature.

8. To require all persons who shall have received any monies belonging to the state, and shall not have accounted therefor, to settle their accounts.

9. To draw warrants on the treasurer for the payment of all monies directed by law to be paid out of the treasury ^ hut no warrant shall be drawn, unless authorized by law, and every warrant shall refer to the law under which it is drawn.

1 R. L, 414, §1; lb. 478, §15.

§ 2. The comptroller shall, from time to time, require all persons receiving monies, or securities, or having the disposition or management of any property of the state, of which an account is kept in his office, to render statements thereof to him; and all such persons shall render such statements, at such times and in such form as he shall require.

§ 3. The comptroller may require any person presenting to him an account for settlement, to be sworn before him, touching the said account; and when so sworn, to answer orally, as to any facts relating to the justness of the said account.

§ 4. He shall countersign and enter all checks drawn by the treasurer, and all receipts for money paid to the treasurer; and

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