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diocese of New York, and the appropriation of the same to that purpose, according to the directions to be from time to time given by the convention of said church in said diocese.

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Second. The management and care of a fund to be hereafter contrib- Relief of uted or acquired, and of any accumulation accruing from the invest- and chilment thereof, to be used for the relief of widows and children of de- dren of ceased clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the diocese of clergyNew York, and the appropriation of the same to that purpose accord- men. ing to the directions to be from time to time given by the convention of said church in said diocese.

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Third. The management and care of a fund to be hereafter contrib- Life insuruted or acquired and of any accumulations arising from the invest- clergyment thereof, to be used to facilitate the effecting of life insurance by men. clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the diocese of New York, and the appropriation of the same to that purpose according to the directions to be from time to time given by the convention of said church in said diocese.

§3. Section three of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

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§3. The said trustees so elected and appointed shall be chosen from Trustees, the lay members of said church in said diocese. They shall hold their chosen. offices during the pleasure of the said convention, and all vacancies Vacanoccurring among said trustees shall, from time to time, be filled by cies, how said convention, or in such manner as the said convention shall direct. The said trustees shall appoint from their number a chairman, treasurer, Officers. and secretary. No act of said trustee shall be valid unless authorized by a resolution adopted at a regular meeting of said trustees by

a majority of the same, and recorded by the secretary in a book to be Record of proceedkept as a record of their proceedings, which book shall be open to the Ings. inspection of the said convention.

treasurer.

§ 4. Section six of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows: § 6. The treasurer of the said fund shall have the custody of all the Duties of property of which the said fund shall be composed, and shall hold the same subject to such directions as the said trustees shall from time to time give in relation thereto.

§ 5. This act shall tak* effect immediately.

Chap. 16.、

AN ACT to authorize the city of Buffalo to take and hold the library and property bequeathed to it by the late John C. Lord, and to contract with the Buffalo Historical Society for the care and custody of the same.

PASSED February 16, 1887; three-fifths being present.

WHEREAS, The Reverend John C. Lord, D. D., late of the city of Preamble, Buffalo, in and by his last will and testament, which was duly admitted to probate by the surrogate of Erie county on the fifth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, bequeathed to the city of Buffalo his large and valuable library in words and manner follow

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ing: Having been a resident of the city of Buffalo since the year o thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, and having received many tokens of the good will of my fellow citizens, both in my early practic of the law and in my subsequent ministry of the gospel, I desire t leave some memorial of my long residence in this city, and of my r gard for its citizens, and my desire for its continued prosperity and advancement, and for its intellectual and moral progress, I therefore bequeath to the city of Buffalo my large and valuable library which have been collecting through a period of more than forty years, together with the two historical pictures connected with it, viz.: The Battle and "The Sortie of Joan of Arc upon the English from the Gates Rouen;" and as there is in the library a most choice, valuable and unique collection of ancient books which could never be replaced if once destroyed, I make it a condition of this bequest that the city authorities provide a fire-proof building for its preservation, uniting it if they please with the Grosvenor Library, yet keeping it distinct in some selected part of the edifice, a room under the name of the donor.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The said city of Buffalo is hereby authorized and em empower powered to take and hold said library and property so bequeathed, and ed to ac- the common council of said city is hereby empowered to accept the brary, etc. same on behalf of said city, and to make the necessary provisions for carrying out the objects of said bequest, and to comply with the conditions thereof and to provide for the care, preservation and maintenance of said library and property.

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§ 2. The said city of Buffalo and its common council may, on behalf tract with of said city, enter into a contract with the Buffalo Historical Society Historical to receive said library and property so bequeathed and care for its pres Society. ervation and the maintenance thereof, and for keeping said library and property distinct in some selected part of the fire-proof building used by said society, and according to the conditions of said will. The Library to said library shall be open and free of access to all residents of the city access. of Buffalo at all reasonable times, but none of the books belonging to it shall be allowed to be taken from the room so selected in said building, and the said society may make all proper rules and regulations tions. for the use and management of said library and the protection thereof. Appropri § 3. The said common council may provide the said society with the reception moneys necessary for properly preparing the place of deposit of said and future library and property for its reception, and for arranging and preparing brary, etc. the same for access and the use of the public, and also for defraying the annual expense of the care, maintenance and preservation thereof, and for the purposes aforesaid may raise as a part of the general annual tax a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars for the first year, and not exceeding the sum of five hundred dollars for each succeeding year.

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§ 4. The said society shall, on or before the first Monday of January report to in each year, make a report to the said common council in regard to the condition of said library and property and of the use of said moneys in the care, maintenance and preservation thereof. § 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 17.

AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and eighty-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to provide for the establishment of a House of Refuge for Women."

PASSED February 16, 1887; three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section eight of chapter one hundred and eighty-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to provide for the establishment of a House of Refuge for Women," is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

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§ 8. When, and so soon as said House of Refuge shall be ready for Commit the reception of inmates, and all the requirements of section seven of certain fesaid act shall have been complied with, all justices of the peace, police males. justices, and other magistrates and courts within the limits aforesaid, any laws heretofore enacted the contrary thereof, notwithstanding, may sentence and commit to the House of Refuge for Women at Hudson, New York, for a term of five years, unless sooner discharged therefrom, by the board of managers thereof, any female between the ages of fifteen and thirty years who shall have been convicted by such justice, or in said court, of petit larceny, habitual drunkenness, of being a common prostitute, of frequenting disorderly houses, or houses of prostitution, or of any misdemeanor, and who is not insane, nor mentally or physically incapable of being substantially benefited by the discipline of said institution

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1. The board of managers of said House of Refuge shall have power Rules govto cause to be detained therein, under such proper rules and regula- erning detions as said board shall provide, any female so committed thereto, according to the terms of said sentence and commitment, and to cause the re-arrest in any county in this State, and return to said House of Re-arrests Refuge, of any person who may have escaped therefrom, or been conditionally discharged therefrom, as herein provided, and in any case of such re-arrest and return, to detain her as aforesaid, from the time of such return for a time equal to the unexpired portion of her term at the time of her said escape or conditional discharge.

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2. In any case of the escape of an inmate from said House of Refuge, Ibid. any person duly employed by said board of managers to convey to said House of Refuge, women committed thereto, shall have power to arrest such escaped inmate in any county in this State without a warrant, and forthwith to convey her to said House of Refuge, and any magistrate shall have power to cause any such escaped inmate to be arrested and held in custody until she can be removed to said House of Refuge as in case of her first commitment thereto.

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3. Any person having been conditionally discharged from said House Re-arrests of Refuge may be arrested and returned thereto upon the warrant of in cases of the board of managers of said House of Refuge, issued by order of al dissaid board, signed by the secretary and attested by the president of charge. said board, which warrant shall briefly state the reason for such arrest and return, and shall be directed and delivered to any person employed by said board of managers to convey to said House of Refuge persons

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committed thereto, and when so signed, attested and delivered may be executed by such person in any county in this State.

§ 2. Section ten of said act is hereby amended so as to read as fol lows:

§ 10. Any court or magistrate authorized to commit any female to tions, how said House of Refuge shall, before so committing her, inquire into and for the purposes of the case, determine the age of such female at the time of such commitment, and her age as so determined shall be stated in the warrant; and when the year only is stated it shall be considered as expiring on the day on which the warrant is dated, and the statement of the age of such female so made in said warrant of com mitment shall be conclusive evidence as to the age of said female in any action to recover damages for her detention or imprisonment unders said warrant, and shall be presumptive evidence of the age of such female in any other inquiry, action or proceeding relating to such detention.

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1. Whenever it shall appear to the satisfaction of said board of return fe- managers that any person committed to said House of Refuge is not of the proper age to be so committed thereto, or is insane, or mentally or physically incapable of being materially benefited by the discipline of said institution, or improperly committed thereto, it shall be the duty of said board of managers thereupon to cause the return of such female to the county from which she was so committed, in the custody of one of the persons employed by said board of managers to convey to said House of Refuge women committed thereto, who shall deliver her into the custody of the sheriff of such county, to be by said sheriff taken before the court or magistrate which committed her to said House of Refuge, or some other court or magistrate having equal jurisdiction in such county, to be by such court or magistrate resentenced trates for the offense for which she was committed to said House of Refuge. sentence. and dealt with in all respects as though she had not been so committed Expenses to said House of Refuge, and in such case all costs and expenses inof return, curred and paid by said board of managers, on account of such female how paid. so returned, shall be a county charge upon such county, to be levied

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and collected as other taxes in said county, and paid over to said board of managers, and credited to the account to which such expenses were charged.

Managers 2. The board of managers of said House of Refuge shall have the nish power, in their discretion, to furnish each person discharged from said clothing, House of Refuge, with clothes and money to the same amount and discharge. extent as is provided for discharged convicts by section three of chapter four hundred and fifty-one of the laws of eighteen hundred How paid. and seventy-four. The expense thereof to be paid out of any moneys appropriated for the maintenance of said House of Refuge.

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3. In case any woman committed to said House of Refuge shall, nursing at the time of such commitment, be the mother of a nursing child in her care, under one year of age, or be pregnant with child, which shall be born after such commitment, such child may accompany its mother to, and remain in said House of Refuge, until such time as, in the opinion of said board of managers, such child can properly removed therefrom, and suitably provided for elsewhere; and in case such woman at the time of such commitment, shall be the mother of, and have under her exclusive care a child or children, more than one year of age, and which might otherwise be left without proper care or Commit. guardianship, it shall be the duty of such court or magistrate, so comasylums mitting said woman, to cause such child or children to be committed

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to such asylum as may be provided by law for such purposes, or to the in certain care and custody of some relative or proper person willing to assume such care.

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§3. Nothing herein contained shall interfere with the right of free- Freedom dom of worship of any inmate confined within said institution, as pro- ship. vided by the constitution of the State of New York.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 18.

AN ACT to amend chapter sixty-nine of the laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, entitled "An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relative to the village of Potsdam," as amended by chapter one hundred and seventyseven of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-six.

PASSED February 17, 1887; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section seven of chapter sixty-nine of the laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, entitled "An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relative to the village of Potsdam," as amended by chapter one hundred and seventy-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-six, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

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§7. The legal voters of said village, at their annual meeting, may Annual also vote to raise by tax, for village purposes hereinafter enumerated, tax for a sum not exceeding in all two thousand five hundred dollars in one year; and the trustees shall thereupon cause the same to be raised by a general tax upon the taxable property liable to be assessed for taxes in said village, as the same appears upon the assessment-roll made by the village assessors.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 19.

AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and eighty-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to revise the charter of the city of Yonkers," and the acts amendatory thereof.

PASSED February 18, 1887; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section twenty of title three of chapter one hundred and eighty-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 20. The assessors shall possess the powers and perform the duties Assessors, of assessors of towns of this State in reference to the assessment of their pow property within the city, except as otherwise herein provided. They duties.

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