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as aforesaid, for and during the term ending December thirty-first, i899.

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

By the Governor: THEODORE ROOSEVELT Wm. J. Youngs

Private Secretary

DESIGNATION OF JUSTICE SPRING

State Of New York

Executive Chamber In accordance with section two of article six of the Constitution the

Honorable Alfred Spring of Franklinville who is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Eighth Judicial District is hereby designated as Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in and for the Fourth Judicial Department, in the place of the Honorable Hamilton Ward, deceased, late an Associate Justice of said Appellate Division, for and during the term of five years from the date thereof.

Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at the Capitol in the city of Albany [l S] this ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninetynine.

By the Governor: THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Wm. J. Youngs

Private Secretary

DESIGNATION OF SPECIAL COUNSEL IN THE MATTER OF CANAL INVESTIGATION

State Of New York

Executive Chamber

Albany, January 9, 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 Hon. 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 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

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