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quires it, I do hereby designate and employ Honorable Franklin D. Locke, of Buffalo, as counsel to assist the Attorney General in the prosecution and trial of such criminal actions or proceedings, and to perform such services therein as may be necessary or proper. By the Governor: THEODORE ROOSEVELT Wm. J. Youngs

Private Secretary

Mem.— Mr. Locke subsequently declined this appointment.

APPOINTMENT OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF ERIE

COUNTY
State Of New York

Executive Chamber

Albany, January i2, i899 Appointed: District Attorney of the county of Erie:

Thomas Penney of the city of Buffalo to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Daniel J. Kenefick.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

APPOINTMENT OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF
ROCKLAND COUNTY
State Of New York

Executive Chamber

Albany, January 23, i899 Appointed: District Attorney of the county of Rockland:

George A. Wyre of Nyack to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Alonzo Wheeler.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

DESIGNATION OF SPECIAL COUNSEL IN THE MATTER OF CANAL INVESTIGATION

State Of New York

Executive Chamber

Albany, January 25, i899

The canal investigating commission appointed under chapter i5 of the laws of i898 having filed with the Governor its report and the testimony taken by it; and such report and testimony having been transmitted by the Governor to the Attorney-General with the request that he examine them for the purpose of determining whether judicial proceedings should be instituted against any of the persons referred to therein; and Honorable Edwin Countryman having been designated as counsel to assist the Attorney-General in such examination; and he having filed his report as such counsel, recommending that criminal proceedings by indictment be commenced against the State Engineer and Surveyor and the Superintendent of Public Works; and on such report the Attorney-General having been requested by the Governor to take immediate charge of such proceedings on behalf of the State, and institute and prosecute to their conclusion such criminal actions or proceedings against any person as may be warranted by such reports and testimony; and also having been required to attend in person or by one of his deputies the Supreme Court, and appear before the proper grand jury thereof, for the purpose of managing and conducting such criminal actions or proceedings:

Therefore, in pursuance of the authority conferred on the Governor by section 55 of the Executive Law, and it appearing to my satisfaction that the public interest requires it, I do hereby designate and employ

Austen G. Fox of New York City, as counsel to assist the Attorney-General in the prosecution and trial of such criminal actions or proceedings, and to perform such services therein as may be necessary or proper.

[l S] THEODORE ROOSEVELT

By the Governor:

Wm. J. Youngs

Private Secretary

DESIGNATION OF SPECIAL COUNSEL IN THE MATTER OF CANAL INVESTIGATION

State Of New York

Executive Chamber

Albany, January 25, i899 The canal investigating commission appointed under chapter i5 of the laws of i898 having filed with the Governor its report and the testimony taken by it; and such report and testimony having been transmitted by the Governor to the Attorney-General with the request that he examine them for the purpose of determining whether judicial proceedings should be instituted against any of the persons referred to therein; and Honorable Edwin Countryman having been designated as counsel to assist the Attorney-General in such examination; and he having filed his report as such counsel recommending that criminal proceedings by indictment be commenced against the State Engineer and Surveyor and the Superintendent of Public Works; and on such report the Attorney-General having been requested by the Governor to take immediate charge of such proceedings on behalf of the State, and institute and prosecute to their conclusion such criminal actions or proceedings against any person as may be warranted by such reports and testimony; and also having been required to attend in person or by one of his deputies the Supreme Court, and appear before the proper grand jury thereof, for the purpose of managing and conducting such criminal actions or proceedings:

Therefore, in pursuance of the authority conferred on the Governor by section 55 of the Executive Law, and it appearing to my satisfaction that the public interest requires it, I do hereby designate and employ

Wallace Macfarlane of New York City, as counsel to assist the Attorney-General in the prosecution and trial of such criminal actions or proceedings, and to perform such services therein as may be necessary or proper.

[l s] THEODORE ROOSEVELT

By the.Governor:

Wm. J. Youngs

Private Secretary

REMOVAL OF CAPITOL COMMISSIONER

State Of New York

Executive Chamber It appearing to my satisfaction that the public interest requires it and by virtue of the power in me vested by section six of chapter seventy-eight of the Laws of i897, I hereby remove from the office of Capitol Commissioner,

Isaac G. Perry of Binghamton, who was heretofore appointed to such office.

Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the city of Albany this [l S] fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

By the Governor:

Wm. J. Youngs

Private Secretary

CERTIFICATE OF SENATOR DEPEW

State Of New York

Executive Chamber To The President Of The Senate Of The UnitedStates, Greeting: In obedience to the statute of the United States the Executive of the State of New York certifies that

Chauncey Mitchell Depew an inhabitant of said State and of the age of thirty years and upward and who had been nine years a citizen of the United States was by the concurrent vote of the two branches of the Legislature of the State of New York on the eighteenth day of January i899, duly elected in conformity with the provisions of the Constitution and the laws of the United States a Senator to represent the State of New York in the Senate of the United States for

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