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No. 132.

IN CONVENTION

November 15, 1867.

REPORT

OF THE SECRETARY OF THE METROPOLITAN BOARD OF EXCISE.

METROPOLITAN BOARD OF EXCISE,
No. 301 MOTT STREET,

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 1867.

TO WILLIAM A. WHEELER, President Constitutional Convention, Albany, N. 1.:

SIR-I have the honor to respectfully forward to the honorable body over which you preside, the reply of this Board to a resolution of inquiry in respect to its proceedings since its organization, April 20th, 1866.

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

EMMONS CLARK, Secretary Metropolitan Board Excise.

[Cox. No. 132.]

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To the President of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York:

In compliance with a resolution adopted by the Constitutional Convention on the 20th of September, 1867, the Metropolitan Board of Excise of the Metropolitan Police District of the State of New York, excepting and excluding the county of Westchester, respectfully submits the following report:

1st. The number of licenses granted by the Board

of Excise, from its organization, April 20th,

1866, to Nov. 8th, 1867,

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13,583 2. The gross amount received for such licenses, $2,555,658 00 3d. The number of complaints preferred against such licensees, during the same period, by the police,

4th. The number of complaints preferred against such licensees, by persons other than policemen, during the same period,

1,457

77

5th. The number of licenses revoked during the same period,....

184

6th. The number of complaints dismissed, after hearing evidence,. . . .

253

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A large majority of the complaints noted above as preferred against licensees by the police, originated from complaints made by citizens at the police stations and at this office, which were referred to the Police Department for investigation. If, upon examination, a complaint proved to be well founded, the policeman would make a new complaint, upon which the Board could formally act.

Respectfully submitted, by order of the Metropolitan Board of Excise.

JACKSON S. SCHULTZ, President.

EMMONS CLARK, Secretary.

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