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1833, for the sum of $129,453.01, bearing interest at 41 per cent per annum, payable quarterly,
There has been received, on account of revenue of the Bank Fund, for the year ending 30th September, the sum of $15,221.74. The revenue for the current year is estimated at $23,959.77. The only charge upon this fund, is the salaries of the Bank Commissioners, amounting, at this time, to the sum of $6,000 annually. When the fund was first established, the revenue being insufficient for the purpose, the salaries of the Commissioners were paid from the capital. This diminution of the capital has been made good from the accumulations of revenue beyond the sum required to pay the Commissioners; and there is now in the treasury a surplus of revenue amounting to the sum of $3,180.53. This sum, by the 7th section of the act creating the fund, (chap. 94 of the Laws of 1829,) is to be paid to the several banks, in proportion to the amount which each has contributed to the fund. If the dividend is deferred until the close of the current year, the sum to be apportioned and paid to the several banks will amount to about $20,000.
The capital of the Bank Fund now amounts to tie sum of $407,094.99. There has been invested in stock, the sum of $466.43, which belongs to revenue, and which account will be adjusted when the next contributions are received into the treasury.
When all the existing banks have paid into the treasury three per cent on the amount of their capitals, the fund will amount to about $300,000. The paper marked D, exhibits the condition of the fund and shows the progress of it from the beginning.
COUNTY LOANS. The following sums of interest and principal have been paid into the treasury, during the fiscal year, on the several county loans, viz:
Interest. Principal. Tota). Paid on loan of 1786,..
$32 75 $11 75 $44 50 do do 1792, ....... 12,017 87 21,429 49
21,429 49 33,447 49 do do 1808,....... 18,481 55 24,791 11 43,272 66
The sums outstanding on the several loans are as follows, vizs Balance due on loan of 1786,.
$2,815 12 do do 1792,...
179,571 17 de do 1808, ..
... 260,120 93
By the act chap. 91 of the Laws of 1829, it was made the duty of Loan-Officers and Commissioners of Loans, “to receive any principal moneys loaned by them, which any person may be desirous of paying, and instead of re-loaning such principal moneys, to pay the same into the treasury of this State.”
When this law was passed the amount outstanding on the several loans was as follows, viz:
Loan of 1786,
do 1792, do 1808,
$30,095 21 333,564 35 426,303 54
$788,963 10 442,507 22
And it shows that there has been paid on the prin
cipal of these loans, since 1829, the sum of.... $346,455 88
The sums which have from time to time been paid into the treasury on these loans, have been reinvested in bonds and mortgages belonging to the General Fund. This mode of investing the capital of the School Fund, as it came into the treasury, is now at an end, by the extinction of the General Fund. It is worthy of consideration, therefore, whether authority should not again be given to the Commissioners, to reloan the money coming into their hands, instead of paying it into the treasury. The money cannot be invested in a more secure and profitable manner than by the Commissioners of Loans, overlooked as they are, annually, by the boards of supervisors.
There has been drawn from the treasury during the last fiscal year, the sum of $2,854.88, for the removal of several of the First Christian Party of Oncida Indians to Green Bay. Of this amount, the sum of $2,364.32 was drawn by the authority given
in Chapter 285 of the Laws of 1835; and the residue, $490.56, was drawn from the treasury by virtue of Chapter 29 of the Laws of 1829, being the proportion to which some of the emigrating party were entitled, of a balance in the treasury of $1,940, arising from sales of lands surrendered to the State by the treaty of Oct. 8, 1829, and sold by the Surveyor-General in December, 1834.
In June last, Daniel Bread, a chief of the First Christian Party of Oneida Indians, to whom the Legislature, by Chapter 285 of the Laws of 1835, gave the sum of $1,400, which has been paid to him, presented a list of fifty-six Indians belonging to said party, who, as he alleged, were willing to remove to Green Bay, and desired him to draw from the treasury the money necessary to defray their expenses. Among the fifty-six on the list, were thirteen who had previously been to Green Bay and returned; and ten more who were on the list furnished by the agent in 1833, and for whom money was, at that time, drawn from the treasury, to pay for their removal. It was determined, however, to advance under the law of 1835, before referred to, a sum equal to $42.22 per head for the whole number of the emigrating party, amounting, as before stated, to the sum of $2,364.32. Those who had before emigrated were not permitted to receive any part of the $490.56, they having previously received their share of the money for the lands sold to the State.
The whole number on the emigrating list, and two in addition, went with the agent as far as Buffalo, at which place twenty-five left him, and returned probably to Oneida. Of those who returned, seven belong to the list of thirteen who had previously been to Green Bay, and five of the twenty-five were among the ten on whose names money was drawn from the treasury, as before stated, in 1833. The agent advanced to these twenty-five Indians, the sum of $638.29, as appears from their receipts returned to the Comptroller's office. Daniel Bread not having yet returned, a final settlement of the accounts of his agency has not been made.
An annuity of $70 per annum has heretofore been paid to Sarah Doxsteder, of the Oneida nation of Indians, by virtue of Chapter 35 of the Laws of 1808, being the interest upon $1,000 received into the treasury on the sale, by the Surveyor-General, of a lot of land belonging to the said Sarah Doxsteder. It was provided by the act of 1808, before referred to, and by Chapter
142 of the Laws of 1810, that after the decease of Sarah Doxsteder, the principal on which the said annuity was paid, should be divided among the heirs of the said Sarah. On application in behalf of the heirs of Sarah Doxsteder, for the payment of the principal of the annuity, the applicants were required by the Comptroller, to furnish,
1. Proof, by affidavit, of the death of Sarah Doxsteder. 2. Evidence as to the number, names and sex, of her children, and whether living or dead; and, if the females were married, the names of their husbands.
3. The same as to the number and names of the grandchildren of Sarah Doxsteder, with evidence of the fact if any of them were dead.
4. Powers of attorney from all the grandchildren of each family, to draw the money for that family, to be given to some person who could receipt to the Treasurer for the money drawn.
The required testimony was furnished, by which it appeared that Sarah Doxsteder had four children, and that she outlived them all; and that there were twenty-eight grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; a list of whose names was furnished, and the proportion due to each of the survivors has been paid, except in the case of one of the great-grandchildren, whose residence is not known.
By Chapter 49 of the Laws of 1820, an annuity of $42 was secured to Anthony Otsequette, in consideration of certain lands released by him to the State. In 1833, application was made for the payment of the principal of this annuity, and an act was passed, Chapter 322 of that year, authorizing the payment of $100 to the agent for removing the Oneida Indians, to be expended by the agent in transporting to and settling the said Otsequette at Green Bay. This sum was paid to Eli Savage on the 21st of May, 1833. The act before referred to, authorized the payment, on the 1st of June, 1834, of the further sum of $200, on its being proved to the Comptroller, that the said Otsequette had removed to and settled at Green Bay. This evidence having been presented to the Comptroller, with an order from Anthony Otsequette, the further sum of 8200 was paid to Eli Savage, at that time agent for the removal of a party of Indians to Green Bay. By Chapter 294 of the Laws of 1835, the further sum of $400 was authorized to be
paid to Anthony Otsequette, “to be in full of an annuity now paid him by this State.” This sum was sent to him by Daniel Bread, and paid to him at Duck Creek, Michigan, and his receipt in full taken therefor.
There has been paid by virtue of the 2d section of the same act, to John Hill and Jenny Hill, the sum of $800, in full of an annuity of $48 heretofore paid them, in pursuance of Chapter 118 of the Laws of 1821.
The annuities referred to in the preceding statement, of $70 to Sarah Doxsteder, $42 to Anthony Otsequette, and $48 to John (or George) and Jenny Hill, are now cancelled by the payment of the principal, amounting in the three cases, to the sum of $2,500.
The annuities now charged upon the treasury, and payable in each year to the several tribes of Indians, are as follows, viz:
To the Cayugas,
New Stockbridge, do St. Regis,
2,430 00 .. 7,047 28
371 76 2,398 33
STATE PRISONS. The State Prisons have been supported from the earnings of the convicts. The annexed statement, marked G, shows the sums received from the various branches of labor pursued in the prisons, as well as the sums expended for their support.
The earnings of the Auburn Prison amount, for the year ending 30th September, to the sum of.......
$49,664 65 The expenditure for the support of convicts, and for enlarging the prison,...
Surplus, ...... $1,563 58
The surplus in the hands of the agent, in 1834, 82,586.86, added to the above, makes a balance in his hands, on the 30th September, 1835, of $4,150.44.