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AN ACT to authorize the Commissioners of the
Land Office to sell certain real estate, escheated
to the State, in the town of Jerusalem, Yates county.
Passed April 30, 1868 ; by a two-thirds vote. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. The Commissioners of the Land Office are the land of- hereby authorized to sell and convey, at private conrized to sell tract and sale, all the right, title and interest of the Jerusalem. People of the State of New York, of, in and to the
premises situate in the town of Jerusalem, Yates county, which escheated to the State on the death of John L. Alcooke, on such terms as shall be for the best interest of the State. The premises shall not be sold for a less sum than fifty-two dollars and eighty-eight cents per
At least one-third part of the purchase price shall be paid in cash when the certificate of sale is made. If any part of the price is unpaid when the grant is executed, the payment of it, with interest at the rate of seven per centum per annum, shall be secured by a mortgage on the premises.
§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
AN ACT authorizing any Life Insurance Com-
pany, or any Trust or Loan Company to invest
their funds in bonds issued by any county,
town or village of this State, pursuant to any
law of this State.
Passed April 30, 1868. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. Any life insurance company, or any trust or loan company, may, by the direction and consent of
two-thirds of their respective boards of directors, mana-
gers or finance committee purchase, or invest, by loan or
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to
incorporate the Inebriates' Home for Kings
county,” passed May ninth, eighteen hundred
Passed April 30, 1868.
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. Section four of the act entitled "An act to
incorporate the Inebriates' Home for Kings county,"
passed May ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, is
hereby amended so as to read as follows :
84. The Treasurer of the Board of Excise, in and for Metropoli-
the Metropolitan Police District of the State of New tan Excise
York, shall pay to the treasurer of the said "Inebriates' pay $200,-
Home," the sum of two hundred thousand dollars of the "Ine-
first moneys hereafter received by said board of excise, Home.",
for licenses granted under said excise law to persons car-
rying on business in the county of Kings, which amonnt
is hereby appropriated to said "Home," to be applied to Money to
the erection and furnishing of suitable buildings for the towards
same, and improving the grounds belonging thereto, and buildings
no other purpose. After the payment to said "Home" etc.
of the said sum of two hundred thousand dollars, the
treasurer of said board of Excise shall pay annually Excise
thereafter to the treasurer of said “Home,” the sum of Board to
ten thousand dollars, out of the excise money as afore- Home
said, to be applied to the maintenance of the same, and nually
for no other purpose. All fines hereafter collected for
violations of said excise law, in the county of Kings, lected for
shall be paid to the treasurer of said "Home,” in the violation or
manner hereinafter stated. The justices of the peace
be paid to of the city of Brooklyn, and police justices and justices
in the towns in Kings county, are hereby required to pay
to the treasurer of said “Home," quarter yearly, all mo-
neys received by them for violations of any of the pro-
Justices of visions of this act. Such payment shall be accompanied
the peace by a detailed statement, showing the separate amounts
justices to received by them, from whom received, the date when
quarterly received, and the residence of the party, so far as the
same can be ascertained by his examination, and that of
the officer making the arrest, which statement shall be
verified by the oath of the justice. Any person failing
to comply with the provisions of this act, shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor.
Repeal. § 2. Section seven of said act is hereby repealed.
§ 3. Section three of said act is hereby amended by
adding thereto as follows:
The justices of the supreme court, in the exercise of
court may their jurisdiction, within the county of Kings, shall have
power to commit to said "Inebriate Home,” for a term
not to exceed one year, all persons who, being actual
inhabitants of the said county, shall be incapable or unfit
for properly conducting their own affairs, in consequence
of habitual drunkenness.
Proceed- § 4. Such commitment shall be made by any of said
which com- justices, in any case where the facts referred to in the
last preceding section of this act shall be made to appear
by petition or complaint, duly verified and presented by
any relative of such habitual drunkard, or by any officer
of said “Home," or any officer of the Metropolitan Po-
lice doing duty within said county, and upon return of
a commission issued upon such petition or complaint.
§ 5. L'pon the presentation of such petition or com-
plaint, the justice to whom the same shall be presented,
shall proceed thereupon in the same manner as is di-
rected in title two of chapter five, of part two of the Re-
vised Statutes of the State of New York, in relation to
the care and custody of the persons and estates of idiots,
lunatics, persons of unsound mind, and drunkards, and
according to the rules and practice of the supreme court
in such cases.
§ 6. Upon becoming satisfied by return of a commis-
sion, as heretofore provided, that any person is an habit- ment not to
ual drunkard, and incapable, in consequence thereof, of one year,
conducting his or her own affairs, said justice shall have
power, in his discretion, to issue his warrant, committing
the person so found to be an habitual drunkard to the
custody of the said "Home," to be detained in the said
Home” for such period, not exceeding one year, as the
said justice may deem proper, and such warrant shall
be executed by any member of the Metropolitan Police.
Any such warrant, duly issued, shall be full and suffi-
cient justification for all acts done by any properly
authorized officer, under and in accordance therewith.
Such order of commitment may at any time be vacated der of com-
or modified by any justice of the supreme court, on cause may be va-
$ 7. Any justice before whom proceedings may be commit-
pending, under the provisions of this act, may, after be made 18
filing of any complaint, and when in his judgment the Home ?
circumstances of the case render it proper to do so, com- vestigation
mit the person charged with being an habitual drunkard sion.
to the said "Home," while proceedings on such complaint
are pending, and all persons so temporarily committed
shall be discharged from said "Home,” if, on return of
a commission, it shall be determined that they are not
proper persons to be detained.
8. The estate of any person committed to such Cost of sup-
“ Home," and the person committed, shall be liable for bons como
the support of such person therein, and the committee howedo be
of every such person shall pay out of his estate such paid.
reasonable and proper sum as shall be fixed by the jus-
tice ordering the commitment.
§ 9. In the erection of the buildings provided for in Voluntary
the first section of this act, suitable and proper provis- be kept
ions shall be made for keeping those who may enter from per
said “Home” voluntarily, separate and apart from those sons who
who may be transferred to said “Home” from the jail committed.
Suitable provision shall also be made Sexes to be
for keeping the sexes separate and apart. There shall kept aparı.
be provided, also, a suitable chapel for religious services,
which shall be equally free to all religious denomina-
§ 10. The money appropriated by the first section of money for
this act to be applied to the erection and furnishing of expended suitable buildings for said "home,” and improving the sanction of grounds belonging thereto, shall not be expended unless certain offi- sanctioned by the mayor and city judge of the city of
Brooklyn, and the county judge of the county of Kings,
in conjunction with the executive committee of said Trustees of "home," who shall approve of all plans, specifications, tion to ap- and contracts relating to the erection and furnishing said
buildings and improving said grounds. And the officers tracts, etc. herein named are hereby declared to be members and
trustees of said corporation by virtue of their offices, and invested with all the powers of the original incorporators.
$11. The president of said home shall, in the month of legislature. January in each year, report to the Legislature the doings
of said home for the preceding year, which report shall state the amount of money received and on hand, the sources from whence received, the amount expended and for what expended, the number received into and discharged therefrom, together with such other information as may be deemed of general interest.
$ 12. James S. T. Stranahan is hereby made one of appointed a the incorporators and trustees of the said inebriates'
home, in the place of George Hall, deceased.
§ 13. This act shall take effect immediately.
AN ACT to close Eleventh street, in the city of
Brooklyn, and to construct à canal in the place
Passed April 30, 1868 ; three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. Eleventh street, in the city of Brooklyn, is hereby closed from the northwest side of Second avenue to the Gowanus canal.
§ 2. The commissioners for improving Gowanus canal construct appointed by the act entitled " An act to improve the
Gowanus canal in the city of Brooklyn,” passed April nineteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and their
Closing of Eleventh sireet.