Gazetteer of the State of New York: Embracing a Comprehensive View of the Geography, Geology, and General History of the State, and a Complete History and Description of Every County, City, Town, Village, and Locality. With Full Tables of Statistics

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John Homer French
R.P. Smith, 1860 - New York (State) - 739 pages
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Page 110 - School was established in 1844, for the instruction and practice of • teachers of common schools in the science of education and the art of teaching. It is supported by an annual appropriation from the literature fund, and is under the immediate charge of an executive committee appointed by the
Page 110 - of the State shall be instructed in the English language, or be taught English grammar, arithmetic mathematics, and such other branches of knowledge as are most useful and necessary to complete a good English education." By this act the sum of 20,000, or $50,000, was annually appropriated
Page 28 - Judges and surrogates receive a salary fixed by the Supervisors, and which cannot be increased during their term of office. County Courts have jurisdiction in civil cases when the real estate, or all the defendants, or all the parties interested are within the со., and where the action of debt assumpsit or covenant claimed is not above
Page 37 - civil officer in the State received his appointment from the Council of Appointment, and mostly held during their pleasure. The Constitution of 1822 introduced the following system, now In use,:—" Militia officers shall be chosen or appointed, as follows : Captains, subalterns, and
Page 392 - commissioners appointed by the Governor of the State, and of the Mayors of New York and Brooklyn, and the Presidents of the German Society and the Irish Emigrant Society. They have charge of the Marine Hospital at Quarantine, the Emigrant Depot at Castle Garden, and numerous buildings on Wards Island for the accommodation of the sick. 1 The
Page 110 - mill tax, is divided among the schools as follows :—One-third is divided among the districts in proportion to the number of teachers employed, and the remaining two-thirds are distributed to the several counties in proportion to their population, and thence distributed to the districts in proportion to the number of children between the ages of 4 and 21. District
Page 183 - mi. E. of Elmira Village is the remains of an ancient fortification. It is protected on one side by the river, and on the other by a deep ravine. An embankment 200 feet long, 14 feet wide, and
Page 39 - to carry into execution the promises of bounty lands for Revolutionary services which had been made by the Legislature in 1780. As now formed, this Board consists of the Lieutenant Governor of the State, Speaker of Assembly, Secretary of State, Comptroller, Treasurer, Attorney General, and State Engineer and Surveyor. The Deputy Secretary of State is ex officio Clerk of the Board,
Page 387 - appointed for 2 years by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen. He has the general direction of opening, altering, regulating, grading, guttering, and lighting streets, roads, places, and avenues, of building, repairing, and lighting wharves and piers, and of the construction and repair of public roads and the filling up of sunken lots, under the ordinances of the Common Council. The
Page 396 - Information had been for printing a certain true libel, would that be the same thing. " And to show the court that I am in good earnest," said he, " I will agree that if he can prove the facts charged upon us to be

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