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LIEUTENANT-GOVERNORS OF THE STATE.
Pierre Van Cortlandt......
Peter R. Livingston
Edward P. Livingston..
Daniel S. Dickinson...
George W. Patterson
David R. Floyd Jones
David B. Hill..
Edward F. Jones
Charles T. Saxton
Timothy L. Woodruff++
* Broome having died Tayler was elected President of the Senate January 29, 1811.
† Elected under a special act.
Clinton having died February 11, 1828, Pitcher became Governor, and Livingston and Dayan were successively elected Presidents of the Senate.
Throop having succeeded Van Buren as Governor, Stebbins and Oliver were successively elected Presidents of the Senate.
Gardiner having been elected Judge of the Court of Appeals, Fish was elected to fill the vacancy under an act passed in September of that year.
Hill having succeeded Cleveland as Governor, McCarthy was elected President of the Senate January 6, 1895.
**Re-elected November 6, 1888. + Re-elected November 8, 1898.
Secretary of State.
The Secretary of State is keeper of the State arolives, in connection with which he has numerous specific duties. He superintends the publication and distribution of the laws, and issues patents for lands, commissions, pardons and licenses, and notices for elections. In his office are filed certificates of incorporation of companies formed under general laws, except banking institutions and insurance companies. He reports annually to the Legislature the statistics of crime received from the several counties, and upon such other subjects as may be required by law or by a resolution of either branch of the Legislature. At the January session of the Legislature, he administers the oath of office to each member of Assembly. The Secretary of State is ex officio a Regent of the University, a Commissioner of the Land Office and of the Canal Fund, a member of the Canal Board and of the Board of State Canvassers, a trustee of Union College, a member of the State Board of Equalization of Assessments, and the custodian of the great seal of the State. He is elected by the people for a term of two years, and receives an annual salary of $5,000. The fees of the office go into the treasury. He appoints a deputy (who is clerk of the Land Office), and the necessary clerks. The Seal of the office is the Arms of the State surrounded by the inscription, "State of New York Secretary of State."
An Auditor-General was appointed by the Provincial Conven. tion in 1776, who held office until 1782, when the Governor and Senate were authorized to appoint an Auditor. The latter office was abolished in 1797 and that of Comptroller substituted in its place. The Comptroller is auditor of public accounts, excepting those payable from the Free School Fund, and manages the funds of the State; loans its moneys; superintends the collection of its taxes, and the payment of current expenses of the State. He is, ex-officio, a Commissioner of the Land Office and of the Canal Fund, a member of the Canal Board and Board of State Canvassers, a trustee of Union College, and of the State Board of Equalization of Assessments. In 1883 the office of Auditor of the Canal Department was abolished and a Bureau of Canal Affairs established in the office of the Comptroller. The main powers and duties previously exercised by the Auditor are now discharged by the Comptroller. He is elected by the people for a term of two years, receives an annual salary of $6,000, and is allowed a deputy, a second deputy and necessary clerks. The Seal of office is the Arms of the State surrounded by the inscription, "State of New York-Comptroller."