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g 57. Until the county superintendents take charge of and untruLy provide for the support of such bastard and its mother so 0erg"*9 chargeable to the county, the overseers of the poor of the ° 0Ter9eer' town shall maintain and provide for them; and for that purpose, the same proceedings shall be had as for the support of a pauper chargeable to the county, who can not be conveniently removed to the county poor-house.

g 58. Where a woman shall be pregnant of a child likely "tu?d tSd to be born a bastard, or to become chargeable to a town, or J|bnpov^

where a bastard shall be born chargeable, or likely to become chargeable to a town, the overseers of the poor of the town chargeable where such bastard shall be born, or be likely to be born, nottownor whether the mother have a legal settlement therein or not, shall provide for the support of such child and the sustenance of its mother, during her confinement and recovery therefrom, in the same manner as they are authorised by law to provide for and support the poor of their town.

g 59. Where any money shall be paid to any overseers, i65*] pursuant to the order of any two justices, by any putative "i^dfrom father, or by the mother of any bastard, the said overseers ga^dof may expend the same directly in the support of such child, 2°^!* and the sustenance of its mother as aforesaid, without paying how to i>e the same into the county treasury. They shall annually forc°uoted account, on oath, to the board of town auditors, at the same time that other town officers are required to account, for expenditures of all monies so received by them, and shall pay over the balance in their hands, to their successors in office, at the same time, and under the like penalties, as are provided by law, in respect to the poor monies in their hands.

g 60. All monies which shall be ordered to be paid by the ^iredon putative father, or by the mother of a bastard chargeable to giXrd of any county, shall be collected for the benefit of such county; fj'J.^""8 and all overseers of the poor, superintendents, sheriff's, and howtobe^ other officers, shall, within fifteen days after the receipt of epoee °' any such monies, pay the same into the county treasury. Upon neglect of any of the said officers to make such payment, they shall be liable to an action by and in the name of the county treasurer, for all monies so received and withheld, with interest from the time of the receipt, at the rate of ten dollars upon the hundred dollars; and shall forfeit a sum equal to that so withheld, to be sued for and recovered by and in the name of the county treasurer.

g 61. Whenever any dispute shall arise concerning the legal "iturds settlement of the mother of a bastard, or of a child born or ha°1w(^ter-' likely to be born a bastard, in any town, the same shall be m L determined by the board of county superintendents of the poor, upon a hearing of the parties interested, in the same manner as they are authorised to determine the settlement of any poor person.

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executors or administrators. But when a bond is entered into, to appear at the next general sessions of the peace, no action shall be brought on any such order, until the same shall have been affirmed by the said general sessions.

g 52. If the putative father or mother of any bastard, or of any child likely to be born a bastard, and to become chargeable, shall run away from the place of their ordinary residence, leaving such bastard or child chargeable, or likely to become chargeable to the public, the overseers of the poor of the town, or the superintendents of the poor of the county, where any such bastard shall be bom or be likely to be born, may apply to any two justices of the peace of the county where any estate, real or personal, of the putative father or mother of such bastard shall be, for authority to seize and take such real and personal estate. Upon due proof being made, to the satisfaction of such justices, of the said facts, they shall issue their warrant, in the same manner as is provided in the first Title of this Chapter, in relation to parents absconding and leaving their children chargeable; and the same proceedings, in all respects, shall be had thereon, and the overseers and superintendents shall account to the general sessions, in the manner therein provided.

1B.L, 309, § 8.

g 53. The mother of every bastard, who shall be unable to support herself during her confinement and recovery therefrom, and every bastard, after it is born, shall be supported as other paupers are required to l>e supported by law, at the expense of the town where such bastard shall be born, if the mother have a legal settlement in such town, and it be required to support its own poor; if the mother have a settlement in any town of the same county, which is required to support its own poor, then at the expense of such town; in all other cases, they shall be supported at the expense of the county where such bastard shall be born.

g 54. Such mother and her child shall not be removed from any town to any other town in the same county, nor from one county to any other county, in any case whatever, unless voluntarily taken to the county or town liable for their support, by the county superintendents of such county or the overseers of the poor of such town.

g 55. The overseers of the poor of any town where a woman shall be pregnant of a child likely to be born a bastard, or where a bastard shall be born, which child or bastard shall be chargeable, or likely to become chargeable to the county, shall, immediately on receiving information of such fact, give notice thereof to the county superintendents, or one of them.

g 56. The county superintendents shall provide for the support of such bastard and its mother, in the same manner as for the poor of such county.

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provide for the support of such bastard and its mother so <ioeo.dufy chargeable to the county, the overseers of the poor of the ° 0Terseers town shall maintain and provide for them; and for that purpose, the same proceedings shall be had as for the support of a pauper chargeable to the county, who can not be conveniently removed to the county poor-house.

§ 58. Where a woman shall be pregnant of a child likely tod to be born a bastard, or to become chargeable to a town, or b« jygJJJ; where a bastard shall be born chargeable, or likely to become «eer« chargeable to a town, the overseers of the poor of the town chargeable where such bastard shall be born, or be likely to be born, nottownor whether the mother have a legal settlement therein or not, shall provide for the support of such child and the sustenance of its mother, during her confinement and recovery therefrom, in the same manner as they are authorised by law to provide for and support the poor of their town.

§ 59. Where any money shall be paid to any overseers, i63*] pursuant to the order of any two justices, by any putative "welfrom father, or by the mother of any bastard, the said overseers {^rd01 may expend the same directly in the support of such child, Jjj^,'^ and the sustenance of its mother as aforesaid, without paying now to be the same into the county treasury. They shall annually *oTMunted account, on oath, to the board of town auditors, at the same time that other town officers are required to account, for expenditures of all monies so received by them, and shall pay over the balance in their hands, to their successors in office, at the same time, and under the like penalties, as are provided by law, in respect to the poor monies in their hands.

§ 60. All monies which shall be ordered to be paid by the ^edon putative father, or by the mother of a bastard chargeable to baXrd of any county, shall be collected for the benefit of such county; £"3^® and all overseers of the poor, superintendents, sheriffs, and ^?w^{t other officers, shall, within fifteen days after the receipt of dlfpoee any such monies, pay the same into the county treasury. Upon neglect of any of the said officers to make such payment, they shall be liable to an action by and in the name of the county treasurer, for all monies so received and withheld, with interest from the time of the receipt, at the rate of ten dollars upon the hundred dollars; and shall forfeit a sum equal to that so withheld, to be sued for and recovered by and in the name of the county treasurer.

g 61. Whenever any dispute shall arise concerning the legal „r bMTMds settlement of the mother of a bastard, or of a child born or hn°1*l.dueter"' likely to be born a bastard, in any town, the same shall be m Dc determined by the board of county superintendents of the poor, upon a hearing of the parties interested, in the same manner as they are authorised to determine the settlement of any poor person.

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another town of the same county, which is required by law to support its own poor, the overseers of the poor of the town where such bastard shall be born, or be likely to be born, shall give the like notice to the overseers of the town Avhere the mother's settlement may be, as is required in the case of a person becoming a pauper, under the like circumstances; and the same proceedings shall be had in all respects, to determine the liability of such town, as in the case of paupers.

§ 63. The overseers of the town to which the mother of such bastard belongs, may, before the confinement of such mother, or at any time after the expiration of two months after her delivery, if her situation will permit it, take and support such mother and her child.

§ 04. If they omit to do so, and fail to obtain the determination of the county superintendents in their favor on the question of settlement, the town to which the mother belongs, shall be liable to pay all the expenses of the support of such bastard, and of its mother during her confinement and recovery therefrom; which expenses, after being allowed by the county superintendents, shall be assessed, together with the lawful interest on the monies expended, on the town to which such mother belongs, and shall be collected in the same manner as provided for poor persons supported under the same circumstances; and the monies so collected, shall be paid to the county treasurer, for the benefit, and to be credited to the town which incurred the said expenses.

§ 65. In those cases where any town is required to support a bastard and its mother, whether the mother have a settlement in such town or not, and no monies shall be received from the putative father, or from the mother, to defray the expense of such support, the overseers of the poor shall apply to a justice of the peace, and obtain an order for the support of such bastard, and the sustenance of its mother, during her confinement and recovery therefrom, and the sum to be allowed therefor, in the same manner as is required iu the ca.se of paupers; and the monies paid, or contracted to be paid, by the overseer, pursuant to such order, shall be paid by the county treasurer, in the same manner as for paupers, and be charged to the town to whose officers such payment shall be made.

S 66. If there be a county poor-house, or other place proAided for the reception of the poor, in any county where the towns are required to support their own poor, the overseers of the poor of a town Avhere a bastard shall be born, or shall be likely to be born, may, with'the approbation of the county superintendents, or any two of them, and when the situation of the mother will allow it, remove the mother of such bastard, with her child, to such poor-house, or other place, in the same manner as paupers may be removed; the expense of which shall be defrayed in the like nianuer, and such mother and her child shall be considered as poor of the town so hah'J for

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§ 67. Any superintendents of county poor, and any overseer fTM*"^". of the poor of any town, whose duty it shall be to provide for aenu ana

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the support of any bastard and the sustenance of its mother, for neglect, who shall neglect to perforin such duty, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor; and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, or to imprisonment not exceeding one year, or to both.

g 68. The commissioners of the alms-house and bridewell g^JSP"" of the city of New-York, or any two of them, may make such tative1 pu" compromise and arrangements with the putative fathers of New York, bastard children in the said city, relative to the support of such children, as they shall deem equitable and just, and«thereupon I656] may discharge such putative fathers from all liability for the support of such bastards.

Laws of 1815, 163.

§ 69. Every constable or other officer, to whom any bond P1TM*,atg1 of the putative father of a bastard, or of a child likely to be neglecting bom a bastard, taken out of the county where the warrant over bonds was issued, shall be delivered as herein before directed, who [aem!°d by shall neglect or refuse to deliver the same to the justice who issued such warrant, within fifteen days after the receipt of the same, shall forfeit the sum of twenty-five dollars, to be sued for and recovered by and in the name of any overseers of the poor, or county superintendents, at whose instance the said warrant was issued.

1 R. L., 307, g 4; 25 W., 620.

<§ 70. No justice of the peace shall be liable to any infor- Justice enmation, indictment, action of trespass, or other action, by «°arrraDnt reason of his having endorsed any warrant issued for the TWu"not apprehension of the putative father of a bastard, or of a child liablclikely to be born a bastard, although it should afterwards appear that such warrant was illegally or improperly issued.

S 71. If any justice who shall have issued any warrant for Proccedthe apprehension of the father of a bastard, or of a child oH^h,*86 likely to be born a bastard, shall have died, vacated his office, or be absent on the return of such warrant, the constable who """"it. may apprehend such father, shall carry him before some other justice of the same town, who shall have the same authority to proceed therein, as the justice who issued such warrant.

See Laws of 1832, ch. 26; 1838, ch. 202; 1828, ch. 6.

TITLE VII.

OF THE IMPORTATION INTO THIS STATE OF PERSONS HELD IN
SLAVERY, OF THEIR EXPORTATION, OF THEIR SERVICES,
AND PROHIBITING THEIR SALE.

Sec. 1. Persons held as slaves not to be brought into this state.
2. Last section not to discharge fugitives from other states.
3 to 1. (Repealed.)

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