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8 or injury sustained in the navigation or use of any of the canals

9 of this State, or feeders or structures connected therewith. Nor

10 for any extra allowance or compensation to any person, for

11 or upon any contract after the services shall bave been ren

12 dered, or contract entered into. The immunity of the State,

13 as above provided, shall not at any time be waived by the

14 Legislature, or any public officer or body. No claim for damages 15 not growing out of the maintenance of the canals or feeders

16 connected therewith, shall be heard or allowed, except the same

17 shall be made within two years after the claim shall arise, unless

18 the party claimant shall be under legal disability, and in such 19 case the claim shall be made within two years after the removal

20 of such disability.

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$ 6. In all contracts for materials or for work done or to be

2 executed upon the canals of this State,' no informal bid shall be 3 rejected until the party or parties making the same shall have # had notice of privilege to amend or correct the same; and no 5 alteration of the plan or any specification shall be made before

6 or after the execution of the contract, except with the consent

7 of the Commissioners of the Canal Fund and of the Superin8 tendent of Public Works, or a majority of the same.

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No. 135.

IN CONVENTION

November 21, 1867.

COMMUNICATION

FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL IN REPLY TO RESOLU. TION OF CONVENTION IN RELATION TO CONTRACTS ON THE CANALS OF THE STATE.

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STATE OF NEW YORK:
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL,

ALBANY, November 13, 1867.
Hon. WM. A. WHEELER, President of the Constilutional Convention :

I have the bonor to acknowledge the service on me of a resolution of the Constitutional Convention, adopted on the 12th of September last, relating to certain contracts for the repairs of the State canals, and my official duty in the premises.

The resolution was not communicated to me until after your recent adjournment.

Actuated by bigh consideration and respectful regard for the Con. vention, I have given deliberate and careful examination to the subject of the resolution.

I am convinced that no useful end could be subserved by insti. tuting actions to vacate the contracts referred to, without the [Con. No. 135.]

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