Treatise Upon the Estate and Rights of the Corporation of the City of New York, as Proprietors, Volume 1

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E. Jones & Company, printers, 1862 - New York (N.Y.)

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Page 50 - All offices for the weighing, gauging, measuring, culling or inspecting any merchandise, produce, manufacture or commodity whatever, are hereby abolished; and no such office shall hereafter be created by law; but nothing in this section contained shall abrogate any office created for the purpose of protecting the public health or the interests of the State in its property, revenue, tolls or purchases, or of supplying the people with correct standards of weights and measures, or shall prevent the...
Page 57 - All city, town and village officers, whose election or appointment is not provided for by this Constitution, shall be elected by the electors of such cities, towns and villages, or of some division thereof, or appointed by such authorities thereof, as the Legislature shall designate for that purpose.
Page 155 - If granted for public purposes exclusively, they belong to the corporate body in its public, political, or municipal character. But if the grant was for purposes of private advantage and emolument, though the public may derive a common benefit therefrom, the corporation, quoad hoc, is to be regarded as a private company. It stands on the same footing as would any individual or body of persons upon whom the like special franchises had been conferred.
Page 47 - In the popular meaning of the term, nearly every corporation is public, inasmuch as they are all created for the public benefit. Yet if the whole interest does not belong to the government, or if the corporation is not created for the administration of political or municipal power, it is a private corporation.
Page 76 - When private property shall be taken for any public use, the compensation to be made therefor, when such compensation is not made by the State, shall be ascertained by a jury or by not less than three commissioners appointed by a court of record, as shall be prescribed by law.
Page 351 - ... or obstruct the construction or operation of said railroad as herein authorized. And it is hereby made the duty of the said Mayor, Common Council and other officers to do such acts within their respective departments as may be needful to promote the construction, and protect the operation of the said railroad as provided in this law; any act or thing done in violation hereof shall be inoperative and void.
Page 110 - York and their successors for ever to remain for the purpose of extending the said Battery for a public walk, and for erecting public buildings and works of defence thereon, but without any power to dispose of the same for any other use or purpose whatsoever, and without any power of selling it or any part thereof.
Page 88 - York, be, and shall be, forever hereafter, persons able, and in law capable, to have, get, receive, and possess lands, tenements, rents, liberties, Jurisdictions, franchises...
Page 29 - Britain. All Laws proposed to be made by this Provincial Legislature, pass thro' each of the Houses of Council and Assembly, as Bills do thro' the House of Commons and House of Lords in England, and the Governor has a Negative voice in the making and passing of all such Laws. Every Law so passed is to be transmitted to His Majesty under the Great Seal of the Province, within three months or sooner after the making thereof, and a duplicate by the next conveyance, in order to be approved or disallowed...
Page 380 - It shall be lawful for the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the city of New York, to lay out and fix a permanent exterior street, along the shore of the Harlem river in the city of New York, between the East river or Sound, and the North or Hudson river, and to cause a map thereof to be made, and which map, when approved of and ratified by the said Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty, shall be filed in the office of the Street Commissioner of said city.

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