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the marine or other hospital for quarantine purposes, all alien passengers for whom bonds shall have been given or commutation paid, under the several acts of this State relating to alien passengers arriving at the port of New York, who shall be affected with any contagious or infectious disease, and sent to such hospital by the authority of the health officer.

They shall defray the expenses of such patients out of the moneys by them received on account of bonds or commutation. They shall also receive and provide for all other patients or passengers who shall have landed from any vessel at the port of New York, affected with any contagious or infectious disorder, who shall be directed to be so received by the health officer, or the board of health; they shall be entitled to receive for each person so admitted (other than aliens as above mentioned) at the rate of three dollars per week for their support and medical care, which shall be at the expense of owner or assignee of any vessel in which such person shall have arrived, and from which they shall have landed, and no vessel shall be permitted to leave quarantine until such expense shall have been paid, or secured to be paid to the satisfaction of the commissioners of emigration or the officer duly authorized by them for such purpose.

Sec. 14. The health officer shall not by right of office have any other authority over the marine hospital, or medical charge as physician thereof, than as in this act provided.

SEC. 15. So much of the act concerning quarantine or regulations in the nature of quarantine at the port of New York, passed May 13th, 1846, as requires that any person shall be admitted into the marine hospital who shall have paid hospital money during any temporary sickness within one year after such payment, is hereby repealed.

Sec. 16. So much of the Revised Statutes in relation to the marine hospital and its funds, and the several acts and amendments thereto, passed April 18th, 1843, and May 7th, 1844, as authorizes or requires the health commissioner to demand or receive hospital money from or on account of any master, mate, sailor or passenger 'arriving in the port of New York, is hereby repealed.

SEC. 17. The commissioners of emigration are authorized to require the health officer to perform the duties of physician to the marine hospital, in which case he shall reside within the quarantine enclosure, and perform the duties of physician of marine hospital, and all other duties appertaining to that office, and discharge the patients from the hospital without compensation therefor, other than is now by law allowed him as health officer, and he shall not be entitled to demand or receive from the commissioners of emigration any pay or compensation whatever for services performed by him except where a written contract to that effect shall have been entered into by them. He shall also perform the duties of superintendent without compensation, if so required by the commissioners of emigration, and (at and after the expiration of the term of the present health officer) he shall pay the wages of the boatmen whom they shall respectively employ, and the commissioners of emigration shall in no respect be liable therefor. (As amended by chap. 523 of 1851.) - Sec. 18. The physician of marine hospital shall have the superintendence and control of, and shall make such regulations for the sanitary treatment of the patients in such marine or other hospital for quarantine purposes as may be found necessary, and prescribe therein the duties of the assistant physicians thereof, and shall take upon himself and assign to such assistants, respectively, the charge of such portions of such hospital as shall seem to him best adapted to secure the objects and purposes of such institution, and the care and proper medical treatment of the inmates thereof; and the said commissioners may employ from time to time such additional medical assistants as the temporary wants of such hospital and the inmates thereof shall require. · Sec. 19. Each assistant physician of such marine or other hospital for quarantine purposes, shall from time to time, as shall be necessary, select and appoint such and so many nurses and orderlies in the department of such hospital which shall have been assigned to or be under his supervision and care, as shall be required for the proper care of the inmates of their respective departments, but the number of such nurses and orderlies shall be determined and controlled by the “physician of marine hospital," and the compensation of such nurses and orderlies, and of each of them, shall be fixed and determined by the commissioners of emigration.

Sec. 20. The “physician of marine hospital” shall have and receive an annual salary of five thousand dollars, to be paid quarterly; and each of the assistant physicians shall have and receive a salary of one thousand two hundred dollars per annum, to be paid quarterly or monthly, as the commissioners of emigration may determine, and in that ratio for any period of service of such physician or assistant; and all salaries and other compensation of such physician and assistant physicians,

and of all nurses, orderlies and servants, or others necessarily employed in and about the business, care, and proper management of such marine or other hospital for quarantine purposes, shall be paid by the commissioners of emigration, from and out of moneys collected upon the bonds herein before required to be given by the owners or consignees of vessels arriving with and landing passengers at the port of New York, or from the commutation moneys paid upon or in lieu of such bonds, in accordance with the provisions of this act, and all the ex- . penses of such marine or other hospital for quarantine purposes shall, as far as practicable, be defrayed by said commissioners out of and from the moneys and securities in this act specified; but nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to authorize the payment of any salary or compensation for services rendered by said commissioners of emigration or any of them.

Sec. 21. The penalties and forfeitures prescribed in and by this act may be sued for and recovered with costs of suit, by and in the name of said commissioners of emigration in any court having cognizance thereof, and when recovered shall be applied to the support of such marine or other hospital for quarantine purposes as specified in this act. It shall be lawful for the said commissioners, before or after suit brought, to compound or commute for any of the said penalties or forfeitures upon such terms as they shall think proper, also to commute and compound with the owner or consignee of any ship or vessel for any such bond or bonds as are required in section three of this act to be given by such owner or consignee for such person or persons, passenger or passengers, as have been paupers in any other country, or who from sickness or disease existing at the time of departure from the foreign port are, or are likely soon to become a public charge, or who shall be sent to the marine or other hospital for quarantine purposes in accordance with the provisions of this act, in consequence of sickness or disease existing at the time of departure from the foreign port; the commutation for said last mentioned bond or bonds to be fixed by said commissioners at such sum as they shall deein just and equitable, and sufficient to defray the necessary expenses consequent upon the care, support and maintenance of the persons for whom such commutation shall be paid, during the existence and continuance of their then sick and diseased state:

Sec. 22. This act shall take effect immediately.

AN ACT to amend the act entitled " An act concerning passengers in vessels

coming to the city of New York,” passed May 5th, 1847, also to amend the act entitled “An act to amend certain acts concerning passengers coming to the city of New York," passed April 11, 1849. [Passed April 10, 1850– Chap. 339.]

[Section 1 amends section 13 of chapter 195 of 1847. Section 2 amends section 5 of chapter 350 of 1849. Section 3 amends section 5 of chapter 483* of 1847, as amended by section 10 of chapter 350 of 1849, which section is still further amended by chapter 523 of 1851.]

AN ACT to amend chapter four hundred and eighty-three, of the laws of eigh

teen hundred and forty-seven ; chapter three hundred and fifty, of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-nine; chapter two hundred and seventy-five, of the laws of eighteen hundred and fifty, and chapter three hundred and thirtynine, of the laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-acts concerning passengers coming to the city of New York, and the public health. [Passed July 11, 1851Chap. 523.].

Section 1 amends section 3 of chapter 339 of 1850. Section 2 amends section 3 of chapter 483 of 1847. Section 3 amends section 1 of chapter 195 of 1847, as amended by section 1 of chapter 350 of 1849. Section 4 amends section 3 of chapter 195 of 1847, as amended by section 3 of chapter 350 of 1849. Sections 5, 6 and 7 amend section 8, 17 and 2 of chapter 350 of 1849.7

Sec. 8. "The commissioners of emigration are hereby authorized and empowered, by and with the consent and approval of the governor, comptroller and attorney-general, to sell or exchange, and give conveyance for, any lands or any portion thereof, which have been or may hereafter be purchased by them as such commissioners.]

Sec. 9. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act åre hereby repealed.

Sec. 10. The provisions of this act so far as it relates to the abolition of the office and duties of the physician to the marine hospital shall not take effect until the first day of January next.

Sec. 11. This act shall take effect immediately.

*** Section 1 of chapter 523 of 1851, amends section 3 of chapter 339 of 1850. The latter section amends section 5 of chapter 195 of 1847, as amended by section 10 of chapter 350 of 1849. But, by referring to this section, it will be seen that it ámends section 5 of chapter 483 of 1847. In this respect there is evidently an error in the act of 1850, which is corrected in this volume, by inserting section 1 of chapter 529 of 1851 as section 5 of chapter 483 of 1847.

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AN ACT for the protection of emigrants arriving in the State of New York.

[Passed April 11, 1848—Chap. 219.] SEC. 1. The commissioners of emigration are hereby authorized and empowered to lease or purchase suitable docks or piers in the city of New York, and to erect necessary enclosures thereon, and such docks and piers to be appropriated and set apart for the exclusive use of landing emigrants, alien passengers; but no docks or piers shall be purchased or leased without the approval and consent of the common council of said city, and the expense thereof, not to exceed fifteen thousand dollars, shall be paid out of the moneys paid in pursuiance of the provisions of an act entitled “An act concerning passengers in vessels coming to the city of New York,” passed May 5, 1847, and be considered and charged as applied to the general purposes of the said act; on application being made to them by any steamboat or lighter proprietor who is a citizen of good moral character, and shall give good security in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars to comply with the provisions of this act, the said commissioners are hereby authorized and directed to grant licenses, to receive alien passengers and their baggage from vessels arriving at the port of New York, subject to quarantine, or from the passengers' docks of quarantine, to be landed at the emigrant piers or docks aforesaid; and the said commissioners shall have power to revoke the license of any person violating the provisions of this act. And every captain of a steamboat or lighter not properly. licensed for such purpose pursuant to this section, who shall convey any emigrant passengers from any such vessels, shall be liable to a penalty of one hundred dollars for each and every offence, to be recovered by the said commissioners of emigration.

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of every shipmaster, owner or consignee bringing to the port of New York any alien emigrants, steerage, or second cabin passengers, in vessels not subject to quarantine, to cause the same with their baggage to be landed on the emigrant piers as aforesaid, either directly from the vessel, or by means of some steamboats or lighters licensed as aforesaid; and the landing of them upon any other pier or wharf shall be punished by a fine not less than one hundred dollars, which fine may be recovered of the master, owner or consignee of such ship or vessel. The commissioners of emigration are hereby empowered to make all necessary regulations for the preservation of order, and the admission to or exclusion from said dock of any person or persons except

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