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Of the several Acts, Chapters, Titles and Articles, embrac-

ed in the Revised Statutes.
THE REVISED STATUTES consist of ,,Title 1. Of the number, location, and classifi-

TOUR PAKTS, which are denominated ACTS. || cation of the public officers of this state, 95.

The FIRST PART of the Revised Statutes Title 2. Of legislative officers, 102.

is entitled " An Act concerning the Territorial Title 3. Of executive officers, 103.

Limits and Divisions, the Civil Polity, and the Title 4. Of judicial officers: Containing four

Internal Administration of this State ;” and Articles.

consists of TWENTY CHAPTERS, with the Art. 1. Of judicial officers appointed by the

following Titles:

governor and senate, 105.

Art. 2. or judicial officers appointed by


courts of justice, 107.

STATE, AND ITS TERRITORIAL JURISDIC Art. 3. Of judicial officers appointed by the

TIOX: Containing three Titles.

local authorities of a county or city, 109.

Title 1. Of the boundaries of the state, p. 61.*

Art. 4. Of judicial officers elected by the

Title 2. Of the sovereignty and jurisdiction of

people, 110.

the state, 65.

Title 5. Of administrative officers, 113.

Title 3. or the places ceded to the United

|| Title 6. General provisions applicable to all
States, 66.

the civil officers of this state, or to certain

classes of them: Containing five Articles.

Art. 1. General provisions respecting the ap-
STATE: Containing six Titles.

pointment of officers; their qualifications;

Title 1. Of the several counties of this state,83. the commencement and duration of their

Title 2. Of the senate districts, 84.

offices, 116.

Title 3. Of the congress districts, 81.

Art. 2. of nominations to offices, and the

Title 4. Of the several towns of this state, 86.

commissions of officers, 117.

Title 5. Or the several cities in this state, 86.

Art. 3. Of the oath of office, and the official

bond, 118.

Title 6. General provisions concerning the

Art. 4. Of resignations, vacancies and remo-

erection and alteration of counties, &c. 86.

vals, and the means of supplying them, 121.

CHAP. III. OF THE CENSUS, OR ENUMERA Art. 5. Proceedings to compel the delivery of


books and papers by public officers, to their


successors, 124.



CHAP. V. OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS OF || taining eight Titles.

THIS STATE, OTHER THAN MILITIA AND Title 1. Of the qualifications, disabilities and

TOWN OFFICERS; THEIR ELECTION OR AP privileges of electors, 126.

POINTMENT; THEIE QUALIFICATIONS, AND Title 2. Of general and special elections, the

THE TENURE OF THEIR OFFICES: Contain time and purpose of holding them, and the

ing six Titles.

persons by whom held, 127.

* The figures refer to the pages in this volume, at which the Titles and Articles contained in
it, severally commence.

Title 3. Of the mode of notifying general and CHAP. VIII. OF THE DUTIES OF THE EXE-

special elections: Containing three Articles. CUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE STATE, AND OY

Art. 1. Of the notice to be given by the se VARIOUS MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THEIR

cretary of state, 129.


Art. 2. Of the notices to be given by the

eight Titles.

county and state canvassers, 130.

Art. 3. Of the notices to be given by the she-

Title 1. Of the governor, lieutenant-governor,

riff, clerk or first judge, and by the inspec-

or other person administering the govern-

tors, 131.

ment of the state, 163.

Title 4. of the manner of conducting elec- || Title 2. Of the secretary of state, 165.

tions: Containing four Articles.

| Title 3. Of the comptroller : Containing three

Art. 1. Of the formation of the board of in Articles.

spectors and the appointment of clerks, 132. Art. 1. Of the general duties and powers of

Art. 2. Of the manner of voting, and of chal the comptroller, 169.

lenges, 133.

Art. 2. Of proceedings against persons ac-

Art. 3. Of the duties of the board of inspec countable for public monies, 172.

tors, and clerks of the poll, 135.

Art. 3. Of the settlement of accounts for

Art. 4. Of the canvass and estimate of the lands purchased from, or mortgaged to the

votes by the board of inspectors, 137.

people of this state, 174.

Title 5. of the final canvass, and the mode of Title 4. Of the treasurer, 176.

declaring and certifying the result: Contain Title 5. Of the attorney-general,179.

ing five Articles.

Title 6. Of the surveyor-general, 181.

Art. 1. Of the board of county canvassers, Title 7. Of the state printer, 182.

and their proceedings, 139.

Title 8. Provisions relating to two or more of

Art. 2. Of the duties and proceedings of the

the executive officers, 184.

county clerk, 141.

Art. 3. Of the duties of the secretary of state, CHAP. IX. Or THE FUNDS, REVENUE, EX-

previous to the meeting of the state can PENDITURES AND PROPERTY OF THE STATE,

vassers, 142.


Art. 4. Of the formation and proceedings of

the board of state canvassers, 143.

taining thirteen Titles.

Art. 5. Of the subsequent duties of the secre-

Title 1. Of the general fund, and the expandi-

tary of state, 144.

tures chargeable thereon, 188.

Title 6. Of the election of representatives in Title 2. Of the canal fund, and the administra-

congress; electors of president and vice tion thereof, 193.

president, and senators in congress: Con- || Title 3. Of the literature fund, 196.

taining four Articles.

Title 4. Of the common school fund, 196.

Art. 1. Of the election of representatives in || Title 5. Of the public lands, and the superin-
congress, 1-45.

tendence and disposition thereof: Contain-
Art. 2. Of the election of electors of presi- ||

ing six Articles.

dent and vice-president, 145.

Art. 1. Of the general powers and duties of

Art. 3. Of the formation and proceedings of

the commissioners of the land-office, 197.

the college of electors, 147.

Art. 2. Of the survey and appraisement of un-

Art. 4. of the election of senators in con-

appropriated lands, previous to sale, 199.

gress, 148.

Art. 3. Of the sale of the unappropriated

Title 7. Penalties for violating the provisions

lands, and the execution of grants therefor,

of this chapter, and for misconduct at elec 200.

tions, 149.

Art. 4. Of grants of land under water, 203.

Title 8. Miscellaneous provisions, 150. Art. 5. Regulations concerning the protection

of the public lands, and the payment of


charges thereon, 209.

ing six Titles.

Art. 6. Of the duties of the commissioners of

Title 1. Of the apportionment of the members the land-office, in regard to lands belong.

of the legislature, 151.

ing to the canal fund, 210.

Title 2. or the powers, duties and privileges

Title 6. Of mortgages to the people of this

of the two houses, and their members and

state, and the foreclosure thereof, 211.

officers, 153.

Title 7. Of the public buildings and erections,

Title 3. Or applications to the legislature, 155.


Title 4. Of the enactment and promulgation of

Title 8. Of the state library, 215.

statutes, and of the time from which they

Title 9. Of the canals, containing nine Arti-
take effect, 156.


Title 5. of the mode of taking testimony in

Art. 1. Designation and description of the

canals, 217.

certain legislative proceedings, 158.

Art. 2. Of the canal commissioners, and their

Title 6. Of the compensation of the members

general powers and duties, 219.

of the legislature and their officers, and the

Art. 3. Of the appraisement of damages, 225.

contingent expenses of the senate and as- Art. 4. Of the canal board, their powers and

sembly, 161.

dutics, 229.

Art. 5. Of water privileges, and the sale of || Art. 2. Of the collection and application of

surplus waters, 230.

penalties, fines, and commutation money,

Art. 6. Of the superintendents of repairs, and

the collectors of tolls, 236.

Art. 3. Of the compensation and fees of the

Art. 7. Regulations and penalties concerning

members of courts-martial, and other offi-
the navigation of the canals, and the collec-

cers, 318.

tion of tolls, 238.

Title 8. Of the duties of certain staff officers,

Art. 8. Regulations and penalties concerning and of various matters connected with their

the protection and maintenance of the ca-

respective departments: Containing two Ar

nals, 247.


Art. 9. Miscellaneous provisions of a gene-

ral nature, 249.

Art. 1. Of the adjutant-general, 320.

Title 10. Of the salt springs: Containing se-

Art. 2. Of the commissary-general, 321.
ven Articles,

Title 9. Miscellaneous provisions of a general

Art. 1. General provisions, 251

nature, 323.

Art. 2. Of the officers entrusted with the su- || Title 10. Special provisions: Containing four

perintendence of the Onondaga salt springs, Articles.


Art. 1. Of the infantry of the city and county

Art. 3. Of the general duties, powers and lia-

of New-York, 324.

bilities of the officers connected with the

Art. 2. Of the first and sixth brigades of

Onondaga salt springs, 251.

Ne-York state artillery, 329.

Art. 4. Regulations and penalties concerning

Art. 3. Of the first brigade of light artillery,

the use of salt water, and the manufactur-


ing of salt, 262

Art. 5. Kegulations and penalties concerning

Art. 4. Other special provisions, 335.

the inspection, packing and removal of salt,


and the payment of duties, 269.

PRIVILEGES OF Towns : Containing seven

Art. 6. Miscellaneous provisions applicable to


the Onondaga salt springs, 277.

Art. 7. Of the salt springs at Montezuma, 280. || Title 1. Or towns as bodies corporate: Con-

Title 11. Of the interest of the state in mines, taining two Articles.


Art. 1. Or the powers and rights of towns as

Title 12. Of escheats, 282.

bodies corporate, 337.

Title 13. or the recovery of forfeited estates,

Art. 2. Of the effects of the division of a

town, on its corporate rights and liabili-


ties, 337.

CHAP. X. OF THE MILITIA, AND THE PUB- || Title 2. Of town-meetings, and the time, par
LIC DEFENCE: Containing ten Titles.

poses and mariner of holding them : Con-

Title 1. Of the persons subject to military du- ||

taining two Articles.

ty, S5.

Art. 1. Of annual and special town-meetings,

Title 2. Of the election and appointment of || 339.

militia officers, and the tenure of their offi- || Art. 2. Of the mode of conducting town-

ces, 286.

meetings, 312.

Title 3. Of the enrolment of persons subject to Title 3. Of the election and qualifications of

military duty, 291.

town officers, and the tenure of their offices i

Title 4. Of the organization, uniform and dis Containing three Articles
cipline of the militia: Containing three Arti Art. 1. Of the election of town officers, 343.

Art. 2. Of the qualifications of town officers,
Art. 1. Of the general organization of the mi and the tenure of their offices, 344.

litia, and their uniform and discipline, 293. Art. 3. Of vacancies in town offices, and the
Art. 2. Of the organization of the staff de mode of supplying them, 347.
partments, 297.

Title 4. Of the general duties of certain town

Art. 3. Of the organization of bands of musi-

officers, and of various matters connected

cians, 298.

Title 5. Of the several parades and rendez-

therewith: Containing six Articles.

Art. 1. Duties of the supervisor, 349.

vous of the militia, 299.

Art. 2. Duties of the town clerk, 350.

Title 6. Of courts of inquiry and courts-mar-

Art. 3. Of strays, 350.
tial: Containing three Articles.

Art. 4. Of division and other fences, 853.

Art. 1. Of courts of inquiry and courts-mar-

Art. 5. Of the board of auditors of town ac-

tial for the trial of officers, 306.

counts, 355.

Art. 2. Of regimental and battalion courts-

martial, 308.

Art. 6. Or the compensation of town officers,


Art. 3. General provisions applicable to all

courts-martial and courts of inquiry, 310. Title 5. Of legal proceedings in favor of and
Title 7. Of penalties, fines, fees and expendi- || against towns, 356.
tures: Containing three Articles.

Title 6. Miscellaneous provisions of a general

Art. 1. Of the imposition of penalties and nature, 358.

fines, for violating the provisions of this Title 7. Local and special provisions, 359,

Chapter, 312


CHAP. XII. OF THE POWERS, DUTIES AND || Art. 1. Of the place of quarantine, and the


vessels and persons subject thereto, 425.

COUNTY OFFICERS: Containing four Titles.

Art. 2. Of the duties of pilots in relation to

vessels subject to quarantine, 427.

Title 1. Of counties as bodies corporate: Con-

Art. 3. Regulations concerning the treatment,

taining two Articles.

conduct and duties of vessels, articles and

Art. 1. Of the powers and rights of counties persons under quarantine, 428.

as bodies corporate, 364.

Art. 4. Regulations concerning the treatment

Art. 2. Of the effects of a division of a coun and conduct of vessels, articles and persons

ty, on its corporate rights and liabilities, released from quarantine, or exempt there-


from, 433.

Title 2. Or certain duties of county officers,

Art. 5. Of the regulation of intercourse with

and of various matters connected therewith:

infected places, 436.

Art. 6. Penalties for violating the provisions

Containing seven Articles.

of this Title, 437.

Art. 1. Of the board of supervisors, 365.

Title 3. Internal regulations for the preserva-

Art. 2. Of the county treasurer, 368.

tion of the public health in the city of New-

Art. 3. Of loan officers, and commissioners of || York: Containing three Articles.

loans, 370.

Art. 1. Of certain duties and powers of the

Art. 4. Of the clerks of counties, 375.

board of health, the mayor and commis-

Art. 5. Of sheriffs and coroners, 378.

sioners of health, 440.

Art. 6. Of surrogates, 382.

Art. 2. Of the duties of physicians and other

Art. 7. Of district attornies, 382.

persons, 441.

Title 3. Of legal proceedings in favor of and || Art. 3. Prohibitions and penalties, 442.

against counties, 381.

Title 4. Of the marine hospital and its funds,

Title 4. Miscellaneous and special provisions,

Title 5. General provisions applicable to the


city of New-York, 446.

Title 6. Regulations for the preservation of
LECTION OF TAXES: Containing six Titles.

Title 1. Of the property liable to taxation, 337.

public health in other ports and places of

Title 2. Of the place and manner in which

the state, 448.

property is to be assessed: Containing three

Title 7. General regulations concerning the


practice of physic and surgery in this state,


Art. 1. Of the place in which property is to

be assessed, 389.


Art. 2. Of the manner in which assessments

taining five Titles.

are to be made, and the duties of the asses-

Title 1. Of the university of this state, and of

sors, 390.

the foundation and government of colleges,

Art. 3. Of the equalization of the assessments

and the correction of the assessment rolls, ll

academies, aud select schools: Containing


sir Articles.

Title 3. Of the collection of taxes, the disposi- | Art. 1. Of the organization and powers of the

tion to be made of the monies collected, and

board of regents, 456.

the proceedings in relation to unpaid taxes:

Art. 2. Of the powers and duties of the trus-

tees of colleges, 460.

Containing three Articles.

Art. 3. Of the foundation of academies, 461.

Art. 1. Of the manner in which taxes are to

be collected, and the duties of the collect-

Art. 4. Of the powers and duties of trustees

or, 397.

of academies, 462.

Art. 2. Of the payments and returns to be

Art. 5. General provisions applicable to col-

made by the county treasurers, and the du-

leges and academies, 463.

ty of the comptroller, and other officers || Art. 6. of the foundation and government of

thereupon, 402

Lancasterian or select schools, 464.

Art. 3. Of sales for unpaid taxes, and the con Title 2. Of common schools: Containing se-

veyance and redemption of lands sold, 407. ven Articles.

Title 4. Regulations concerning the assess- | Art. 1. Of the powers and duties of the su-

ment of taxes on incorporated companies, perintendent of common schools, and of the

and the commutation or collection thereof,

apportionment of school monies, 466.


Art. 2. Of the distribution of the common

school fund, 468.

Title 5. Miscellaneous provisions of a general

Art. 3. Of the powers and duties of the com-

nature, 418.

missioners of common schools, 470.

Title 6. Special and local provisions, 421.

Art. 4. Of the inspectors of common schools,


taining seven Titles.

Art. 5. Of the formation of school districts,

Title 1. Of the officers of health in the city of

and of the choice, duties and powers of

their officers, 476.

New-York, 422.

Art. 6. Of certain duties of the county clerk,

Title 2. Of quarantine, and regulations in the


nature of quarantine, at the port of New Art. 7. Local regulations respecting common

York: Containing sir Articles.

schools, 488.

Title 3. Of the duties of the superintendent of || Art. 3. Of tolls and their collection, 534.

common schools, in relation to the instruc- || Art. 4. General provisions embracing corpo-

tion of the deaf and dumb, 497.

rations now existing, 585.

Title 4. Of the gospel and school lots, 497.

Title 2. of monied corporations: Containing

Title 5. Of the Lewiston school fund, 499. three Articles.


| Art. 1. Regulations to prevent the insolven-

cy of monied corporations, and to secure

FERRIES: Containing two Titles.

the rights of their creditors and stockhold-

Title 1. Or bighways and bridges: Containing

ers, 599.

seven Articles.

Art. 2. Regulations concerning the election

Art. 1. Of the officers entrasted with the of directors in monied corporations, 595.

care and superintendence of highways and Art 3. Of the construction of this Title, 598..

bridges; and their general powers and du- || Title 3. Of the general powers, privileges and

ties, 501.

liabilities of corporations, 599..

Art. 2. Of the persons liable to work on high-||


isions rela


ways, and the making of assessments there-

for, 505.

corporations, 601. -

Art. 3. Of the duties of overseers in regard | CHAP. XIX. OF THE COMPUTATION OF
to the performance of labor upon highways,

and of the performance of such labor, or the
commutation therefor, 508.

THE MONEY OF ACCOUNT: Containing three
Art. 4. Of the laying out of public and pri-


vate roads, and of the alteration or discon- || Title 1. Of the computation of time, 605.

tinuance thereof, 512.

Title 2. Of weights and measures, 606.

Art. 5. Regulations and penalties concerning || Title 3. Of the money of account, 611.

the obstruction of highways, and encroach-

ments thereo


Art. 6. Of the erection, repairing and preser-

THIS STATE: Containing twenty-one Titles.

vation of bridges, 524.

Title 1. Of the relief and support of indigent

Art. 7. Miscellaneous provisions of a generall persons, 613.

nature, 53.

Title 2. Of beggars and vagrants, 632.

Title 2. or the regulation of ferries, 526.

Title 3. Of the safe keeping and care of luna-


TRADE IN CERTAIN CASES: Containing four | Title 4. Of the care of habitual drunkards, 636.


Title 5. Of disorderly persons, 639.

Title 1. Of sales by auctioneers, 528.

Title 6. Of the support of bastards, 610.
e inspection of provisions, pro- || Title 7. Of the importation into this state of
dace and merchandize: Containing thirteen persons held in slavery, of their exportation,

of their services, and prohibiting their sale,

Art. 1. Of the inspection of flour and meal,536.|| 656.

Art. 2. Of the inspection of beef and pork, 541. Title 8. Of the prevention and punishment of
Art. 3. Of the inspection of pot and pearl || immorality, and disorderly practices: Con-
asbes, 516.

taining nine Articles.

Art. 4. Of the inspection of fish, 551.

Art. 1. Of jugglers, and the exhibition of

Art. 5. or the inspection of fish or liver oil, || shows, &c. 660.


Art. 2. Of disorderly practices on public oc-

Art. 6. Or the inspection of lumber, 555. casions and holidays, and in taverns, yes-

Art. 7. Or the inspection and culling of staves | sels and canal boats, 660.

and heading, 558.

Art. 3. Of betting and gaming, 661.

Art. 8. Of the inspection of flax-seed, 562.

Art. 4. Of raffling and lotteries, 661.

Art. 9. or the inspection of sole leather, 564. Art. 5. Of the racing of animals, 672.

Art. 10. Of the inspection of hops, 565.

Art. 6. Of profane cursing and swearing, 673.

Art. Il of the inspection of distilled spirits, Art. 7. Of the disturbance of religious meet-


ings, 674,

Art. 12. Of the inspection of leaf tobacco, in

Art. 8. Of the observance of Sunday, 675.

the city of New York, 568.

Art. 9. General provisions to enforce the pro-

Art. 13. General provisions, 570.

hibitions of the three last Articles, 676.

Title 3. Of the tare of butter firkins; and the Title 9. Of excise, and the regulation of ta-

packing and sale of pressed hay, 573.

verns and groceries, 677

Title 4. Or hawkers and pedlers, 575.

Title 10. Of the navigation of rivers and lakes,

and the obstruction of certain waters, 693.
taining four Titlès.

Title 11. Of fisheries generally, and particu:

Title 1. Of turnpike corporations: Containing | larly in Hudson river; and at and below the

four Articles.

city of New-York, 687.

Art. 1. Of the mode of incorporating turnpike | Title 12. Of wrecks, 690.

companies, and of the choice and powers

of the directors, 577.

| Title 13. Of the law of the road, and the regu-

Art. 2. of the construction of the road, and ||

lation of public stages, 695.

of the appraisement of damages, 580. || Title 14. Of the firing of woods, 696.

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