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ACTS AND RESOLVES
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PASSED AT THE
MAY SESSION, 1858;
WITH THE BOLL OF MEMBERS, PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWO HOUSES IN GRAND
53" The General Assembly convened at Newport on the last Tuesday in May, 1858, (being the 25th,) in conformity with the provisions of the 3d section of Article 4 of the Constitution, as amended by the electors on the first Tuesday of November; 1854, and adjourned on Friday, the 28th day of May, following, to meet again in Providence, on the third Monday in January, 1859.
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ACTS AND KESOLVES
PASSED AT THE
[The Chapters of Public Acts are numbered continuously from the Revised Statutes ]
[Passed May 28,1368.]
AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AND IN ADDITION TO AN ACT TO INCOR-
ADDITION THERETO AND IN AMENDMENT THEREOF.
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
Section 1. The voters in each ward of the city of Provideuce shall hereafter annually elect one alderman, four common councilmen, and one assessor of taxes, each of whom shall he a qualified voter in said city, resident in the ward from which he is elected. The aldermen so elected shall constitute the board of aldermen of said city ; the common councilmen so elected shall constitute the common council of said city, and both shall constitute the city council of said city; and the assessors of taxes so elected shall constitute the board of assessors of said city.
Sec 2. There shall be elected hereafter, annually, by °TM3y the electors of said city, qualified to vote for general offi-eitciedcers, a city clerk, city treasurer, city solicitor, collector of taxes, city marshal, harbor master, overseer of the poor, and superintendent of health of said city.
Sec 3. The annual election of the several officers spe- Mode of cified in the preceding sections shall be held on the day
appointed by law for the election of mayor in said city. The names of the candidates for aldermen and common councilmen in each ward shall be written or printed on one ballot, and the name of the candidate for assessor of taxes in each ward shall be written or printed on a separate ballot The names of the candidates for the several offices specified in section two of this act, shall be written or printed on one ballot, and the election of all said officers shall, in all respects, be conducted, and the ballots sealed up and returned, in the same manner as is required in the election of mayor. The votes shall be opened and counted by the board of aldermen, who shall cause written notice to be given to such person as shall have been elected to either of said offices. cil"TM1Hr to ^EC* ^" persons receiving the largest number of
votes cast at an election of the officers specified in the first and second sections of this act, shall be elected to the office for which such votes shall have been so given. The officers so chosen shall severally hold their said offices for one year from said annual election, and until other persons are elected and qualified to fill their places. In case there shall be no choice of either of said officers at said annual election, or in case any person elected to either of said offices shall refuse to accept, the board of aldermen shall issue warrants for another election ; and so from time to time shall order new elections until all said offices shall have been filled.
fbfmtocTM-8 ^EC- 5- The city council may, by joint resolution, reduct. ceiving the votes of a majority of all the members elected to each board, remove any of the officers named in section second, for misconduct; and the vacancy so created may be filled by the city council until a new election can be had by order of the board of aldermen, as provided in the preceding section. Mvwon of gEC 6. The city council shall have power, if at any time they shall deem it expedient, to divide each of the several wards in said city into four districts, each of which districts shall choose, at said annual election, from the qualified electors in such ward, one common councilman, in the same manner, and with the same formalities required in the election of common councilmen by this act; and the councilmen so elected, together with the board of aldermen, shall thereafter constitute the city council of said city, and said councilmen shall thereafter constitute the common council of said city.
Sre. 7. An election of one assessor of taxes in each Amm.tm ward, and of the several officers named in section second of this act, shall be holden in said city, in the month of Jnne, A. D. 1858, on such day in said month as shall be designated by the board of aldermen of said city; and the persons elected to said offices shall hold the same until the time appointed for the annual election, and until other persons are chosen and qualified to fill their places. In the event of a failure to choose any of said officers, at such election, or if any person elected shall refuse to accept, the board of aldermen shall have the same power to order new elections as are given to them after an annual election.
Sec. 8. Such portions of the "act to incorporate the or mmk. eity of Providence," and of the several acts in amendment thereof and addition thereto, as are inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed.
Sec. 9. This act shall take effect immediately after the passage thereof.
I Pawed May 28,1858.]
AX ACT MAKrNG APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE GOV-
U is enacted by ike General Assembly as follows:
Section 1. The following sums, or so much thereof as "^^p; may be authorized by law, are hereby appropriated to the objects hereinafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, and to be paid out of the several appropriations herein mentioned.
To the governor, one thousand dollars.
To the lieutenant governor, two hundred and fifty dol* lars.
To the chief justice of the supreme court, twenty-five hundred dollars, and to each of the associate justices, eigh* teen hundred dollars.