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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 United States, 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 the term of six years commencing on the fourth day of March i899.

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

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Attest:

John T. Mcdonough

Secretary of State

APPOINTMENT OF SECRETARY TO THE
GOVERNOR

State Of New York

Executive Chamber

Albany, February 21, i899 Appointed: Secretary to the Governor:

William J. Youngs of Oyster Bay, pursuant to the provisions of chapter ii of the laws of i899.

(This law changed the title of "Private Secretary," to "Secretary to the Governor.")

MESSAGE RETURNING BY REQUEST SENATE

BILL 2i3

State Of New York

Executive Chamber

Albany, February 27, i899

To The Senate:

Pursuant to a concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, I herewith return Senate bill No. 2i3, entitled "An Act to release to Michael Sullivan and Margaret Sullivan all the right, title and interest of the People of the State of New York in and to certain real estate in the borough (late city) of Brooklyn ".

This bill is recalled at my request because deemed unnecessary, as it appears that the Commissioners of the Land Office have authority to grant the relief sought, and I am informed they are ready to take the necessary action if an application be presented as required by the statute. I return this bill because it is the first of the kind that has come to me, but any similar unnecessary bills which come to me hereafter will be vetoed. It is most desirable to reduce the body of legislation. Frequently special laws are enacted to meet particular cases, where the relief sought could be obtained by the exercise of a little trouble under some general law, the aid of the legislature being invoked apparently because a legislative act is cheaper for .the persons interested than are proceedings under the general law. No cast-iron rule can be laid down, but it is certainly of the utmost importance to make a serious effort to curtail the amount of this special legislation. It could be materially reduced if in the cases involving special legislation the Committees would defer action so as to bring up all cases of a like character together, and then to prepare a general bill covering the whole subject.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

CERTIFICATION OF THE NECESSITY OF THE PASSAGE - OF SENATE BILL INTRODUCTORY NO. 63i, RELATIVE TO NOTARIES PUBLIC, NASSAU COUNTY.

State Of New York

Executive Chamber

To The Legislature:

It appearing to my satisfaction that the public interest requires it;

Therefore, in accordance with the provisions of section fifteen of article three of the Constitution and by virtue of the authority thereby conferred upon me I do hereby certify to the necessity of the immediate passage of Senate bill introductory number 63i entitled "An Act to amend the Public Officers Law in relation to the commissions of notaries public ".

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

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

By the Governor:

Wm. J. Youngs

Secretary to the Goz'crnor

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