History of the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York; With a Resume of the Annual Report of the Law Department for the Year 1906

History of the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York; With a Resume of the Annual Report of the Law Department for the Year 1906

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... ordinance also provided that all fees and costs collected should be paid into the City Treasury at the close of each month, and that two Clerks might be appointed, one at a salary of $1,000 and the other at a salary of $600. The Registers of the present Law Department are continuous, beginning with the year 1848. The resolution of May, 1848, therefore accomplished at least one good result by providing for a separate office where proper books and records might be kept. The "Law Department" Created by the Legislature, 1849 to 1856. The Law Department was first created by legislative authority as an executive department of The City of New York by the Act of April 2, 1849, which amended the Charter of The City of New York. By this Act.the office of "Counsel to the Corporation" was made elective. The term of office was fixed at three years. The office of the "Attorney to the Corporation' was made a bureau of the Law Department, the head of which was to be known as the "Corporation Attorney." The office of the Public Administrator was also made a bureau of the Law Department and the appointment of both of these officers was vested in the Counsel to the Corporation. The section of the law referred to, said: '"There shall be an executive department, known as the 'Law Department, ' which shall have the charge of and conduct all the law business of the corporation and of the departments thereof and all other law business in which the City shall be interested when so ordered by the corporation; and shall have the charge of and conduct the legal proceedings necessary in opening, widening, or altering streets; and draw the leases, deeds and other papers connected with the Finance Department; and the chief officer...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616707
  • 9781236616708