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A Century in the Comptroller's Office, State of New York, 1797 to 1897

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,681 / 55 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.4
Downloads: 405
Added to site: 2015.04.22
mnybks.net#: 32032
Genre: Non-fiction
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gregate valuation of the real estate in the several towns and wards of the State. By chapter 262 of the Laws of 1817 the Board of Commissioners of the Canal Fund was created, and the Comptroller made, ex-officio, a member of that board. This act contained a curious provision to the effect that a majority of the Commissioners, with the Comptroller, constitutes a quorum. No quorum of that board has ever been possible without the presence of the Comptroller.

This board, from that time to 1848, received and disbursed all canal moneys, audited the canal accounts, and in general transacted the financial business of the canal department. In 1848 the canal funds were turned over to the Treasurer and made subject to the warrant of the Canal Auditor. By his audit and warrant all accounts against the canals were paid; the management of the canal debt and sinking fund remaining, as before, in the Commissioners of the Canal Fund. In 1883 the duties devolving upon the Canal Auditor were transferred to the C

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