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SEC. 4. Any district attorney who shall fail faithfully to prosecute a person charged with the violation in his county of any provision of this article which may come to his knowledge, shall be removed from office by the Governor, after due notice and an opportunity of being heard in his defense. The expenses which shall be incurred by any county, in investigating and prosecuting any charge of bribery or attempting to bribe any per: son holding office under the laws of this State, within such county, or of receiving bribes by any such person in said county, shall be a charge against the State, and their payment by the State shall be provided for by law.

* ARTICLE XVI. SECTION 1. All amendments to the Constitution shall be in force from and including the first day of January succeeding the election at which the same were adopted, except when otherwise provided by such amendments.

Done, in Convention, at the Capitol in the city of

Albany the ninth day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the seventy-first.

In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names.

JOHN TRACY, President. and Delegate from the County of Chenango.] JAMES F. STARBUCK,) H. W. STRONG, į Secretaries. FR. SEGER,

* Article 16, added by vote of the people, Nov. 8, 1874.

Vote of the People upon the Constitution and its Amend

ments. Nov. 4, 1845. For a convention to consider and

alter Constitution............ 213, 257

Against ....................... 33, 860 Nov. 3, 1846. For amended Constitution....... 221, 528

Against ....................... 92, 436 Feb. 15,1854. For amendment of section 3, of

article 7, for speedy completion

of canals... ......... 185,771 Against ..........

60, 526 Nov. 6, 1866. For a convention to revise Constitution.

.... 352, 854 Against ...

....... 256, 364 Nov. 2, 1869, For the amended Constitution... 223, 935

Against ....................... 290, 456 Nov. 2, 1869. For the amended Judiciary article. 247, 240

Against. ...................... 240, 442 Nov. 5, 1872. For amendment of article 6, relat

ing to Commission of Appeals. 176,038

Against ...................... 9, 196 Nov. 4, 1873. For appointment of Judges of

Court of Appeals and of Su

preme Court....... ... 115, 337 Against

... 319, 979 For appointment of Judges of

county and certain city courts. 110, 725 Against ........

....... 319, 660 Nov. 3, 1874. For amendment of article 2...... 357, 635

Against ...................... 177,033
For amendment of article 3, sec-
tions 1 to 8.

... 325, 904 Against ....................... 206,029

t

................

ist .....................

......

Nov. 3, 1874. For amendment of article 3, sec

tions 17 to 25 ... .......... 435, 313 Against .........

. 98, 050 For amendment of article 4........ 336, 197 Against .............

196, 125 For amendment of article 7........ 428, 190 Against ..

104, 139 For amendment of article 8, sec

tions 4 and 11........ .......... 337,891 Against ..

......... 194, 236 For amendment of article 8, section 10 ....

. 336, 237 Against .......

195, 047 For amendment of article 10....... 335, 548 Against .

...........

194, 933 For amendment of article 12.... 352, 514 Against .

179, 365 “ For new article, 15 .....

351, 693 Against .

177, 923 For new article, 16 ......... . 446, 883 Against . .....

....... 85, 758 7, 1876. For amendment of article 5, section 3.

......... 533, 153 Against.......

........ 81, 832 For amendment of article 5, section 4.

530, 226 · 80, 358

ist ...........

Against

COUNTIES OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

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15, 1798

1. 1799

1805

Albany..... Allegany .... Broome Cattaraugus Cayuga........ Chautauqua .. Chemung Chenango. Clinton Columbia Cortland Delaware .. Dutchess .... Erie ..... Essex .... Franklin Fulton Genesee. Greene Hamilton Herkimer Jefferson Kings .... Lewis ........ Livingston... Madison ... Monroe ...... Montgomeryl .. New York Niagara .... Oneida .... Onondaga Ontario Orange.... Orleans ... Oswego Otsego Putnam.... Queens. Rensselaer... Richmond .. Rockland St. Lawrence2. Saratoga .... Schenectady..

November 1, 1683 April

1806 March 28, 1806 March

1808 March

8, 1799 March 11, 1808 March 29 1836 March March 7, 1788 April

4, 1786 April

8, 1808 March 10, 1797 November 1, 1683 April

2, 1821 March March 11, 1808 April

18, 1838 March 30, 1802 March 25, 1800 April

12, 1816 February 16, 1791 March November 1, 1683 March 28, 1805 February 23, 1821 March 21, 1806 February

23, 1821 March 12, 1772 November 1683 March 11, 1808 March 15, 1798 March 5, 1794 January

27, 1788 November 1683 November 12, 1824 March

2, 1816 February , 1791 June 12, 1812 November 1, 1683 February November 1, 1683 February 23, 1798 March 3, 1802 February

7. 1791 March 7, 1809

1791

1 As Tryon; changed April 2, 1784.

2 Parts of Montgomery, Herkimer and Oneida, provisionally annexed.

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NEW TOWNS OR CITIES AND WARDS

Erected or Names Changed since May 1, 1875.

• TOWNS – Wappinger, Dutchess county, by Legislature, May 20

1875.

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