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TRUSTEES OF THE STATE LIBRARY.

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK,

EX OFFICIO.

GERRIT Y. LANSING, Chancellor.
JOHN GREIG, Vice-Chancellor.
MYRON. H. CLARK, Governor.
HENRY J. RAYMOND, Lieut. Governor.
JOEL T. HEADLEY, Secretary of State.
VICTOR M. RICE, Superintendent of

Public Instruction.
GULIAN C. VERPLANCK, LL.D.
JOHN K. PAIGE.
ERASTUS CORNING.
PROSPER M. WETMORE.
JOHN L. GRAHAM.

JOHN M'LEAN.
GIDEON HAWLEY, LL.D.
DAVID BUEL.
JAMES S. WADSWORTH.
JOHN V. L. PRUYN, LL.D.
ROBERT CAMPBELL.
Rev. SAMUEL LUCKEY, D.D.
ROBERT G. RANKIN.
Rev. JOHN N. CAMPBELL, D.D.
ERASTUS C. BENEDICT.
GEORGE W. CLINTON.

( One vacancy.)

Library Committee, 1856.

MR. PRUYN,

MR. VERPLANCK,
REV. DR. CAMPBELL,

THE LIEUT. GOVERNOR,
MR. MʻLEAN.

S. B. WOOLWORTH, LL.D., Secretary of the Trustees, and

of the Library Committee.

ALFRED B. STREET, Librarian.
ELISHA W. SKINNER,
HENRY A. HOMES, Assistant Librarians.
JOHN H. HICKCOX,

THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS

RELATIVE TO THB

NEW-YORK STATE LIBRARY.

I. EXTRACTS FROM THE LAWS OF THE STATE, RELATIVE TO

THE LIBRARY.

SECTION 1*. The Regents of the University of the State of New-York are hereby constituted, and shall continue, the Trustees of the State Library.

Laws of 1844 : Chap. 255, sec. 1. § 2. The trustees hereby appointed shall have power from time to time to appoint a librarian to superintend and take care of said library, and to prescribe such rules and regulations for the government of the library as they shall think proper, and to remove the librarian at any time when they shall deem it expedient; but for the purpose of removing or appointing a librarian, twelve of the said trustees shall be required to form a quorum. Same chapter, sec. 3.

$ 3. The assistant librarian and messenger shall be appointed by the trustees of the library.

Laws of 1848 : Chap. 262, sec. 2. For Second Assistant, see Laws of 1855, chap. 538, seo. 1; and chap. 539, sec. 1. § 4. The State Library shall be kept open every day in the year, Sundays excepted, during such hours in each day as the trustees of the said library may direct.

Laws of 1844 : Chap. 255, sec. 5. § 5. The librarian shall be constant in his personal attendance upon the library during the hours it shall be directed to be kept open, and shall perform such other duties as may be imposed by law or by the rules and regulations which may be prescribed by the said trustees.

Same chapter, sec. 6. § 6. The acting trustees will from time to time give directions to the librarian in relation to the proper and safe keeping of the books, maps, charts, and other property belonging to the said library, and may, by way of amercement for every violation or neglect of duty, suspend or deduct from his salary or emolument any part thereof, not exceeding half of it in any one year.

Laws of 1840 : Chap. 381, sec. 3. § 7. The trustees of the State Library may from time to time sell or exchange duplicate or imperfect books belonging to the library, not necessary for the use thereof.

Laws of 1845 : Chap. 85, 800. 3.

• The sections are, for convenience, numbered without reference to their original numbers.

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