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be given up; otherwise the party will remain responsible for the book. The librarians will exercise a proper discrimination as to the delivery of such books as they may judge liable to be injured. Manuscripts, rare and valuable books, and plates, are excluded from this rule; they will be shown only on special application to the librarian in charge, and under such regulations as the circumstances of each case may in his judgment require.

5. In compliance with the provisions of the statute above set forth, any member of the senate or assembly, during the session of the legisiature or of the senate only, is permitted, under the restrictions, forfeitures and penalties hereinafter mentioned, to take to his boarding-house or private room any book belonging to the library, except such as are herein determined to be necessary to be kept in the library as books of reference. The judges of the court of appeals, the justices of the supreme court, the heads of the several departments and the trustees of the library have, by statute, the same right to take books from the library, and under the same regulations, as the members of the legislature. No book, map, manuscript, or other article belonging to the library shall be at any time taken out of the library by any other

person, for any purpose whatever. The restrictions and terms above referred to are contained in the next three rules.

6. No book can be taken from the library until its title, and the name of the person taking it, have been registered by the librarian. A card must also be given for it, in the manner required by the fourth rule.

7. No person can take or detain from the library more than two volumes at any one time, or for a longer period than two weeks.

8. If on reasonable notice from the librarian, or either of the assistant librarians, that the time for which any book or books taken or detained has expired, any person shall omit to return to the library any such book or books for more than three days after such notice shall have been given; or if any book, map, chart, engraving, medal or other article belonging to the library be lost or destroyed, or so far injured as to be equivalent, in the judgment of the librarian or assistant librarian in charge, to a total loss for the purposes of the library, the person by whom such loss, destruction or injury has been occasioned, or who shall fail to make such return, shall be charged the full value of the book or article so lost, destroyed, injured or not returned ; and in case of the loss of a book, or its not being returned, if it belong to a set of two or more volumes, he shall be charged the value of the whole set, or as much as it may cost to perfect it, at the election of the library committee. For any injury not amounting to destruction to any book, map, chart, engraving, medal or other article as aforesaid, the person causing the same shall pay a sum sufficient to compensate for such injury. This rule shall be of general application.

9. The trustees hereby declare, agreeably to the provisions of the Revised Statutes, that the following books are always to be kept in the library as books of reference, to wit: All the books in the law library; and in the general library, all dictionaries, encyclopædias, registers, directories, newspapers, maps and engravings, and books which are valuable for their rarity or antiquity.

10. Books of reference, referred to in the preceding article, cannot be taken from the library; except that, during the session of the legislature or of the courts, any member thereof may take to any room in the capitol any such book, on leaving a card for the same as required by the fourth rule, after being duly registered. The book must be returned on the same day on which it is taken.

11. No books belonging to the law library can be taken to the general library for perusal; nor are books, maps, engravings, or any other article belonging to the general library, to be taken to the law library for perusal or examination.

12. For the better preservation from injury of the more costly collections of engravings, and the rare works and maps belonging to the library, neither the librarian nor the assistant librarian shall exhibit them to any person other than those authorized to take books from the library, except on a written request from a member of the joint library committee of the senate and assembly, the speaker of the assembly, or one of the trustees or the secretary of the library.

13. Three days before the day fixed for the adjournment of any session of the legislature, or of the senate only, the librarian shall address a note to each member of the legislature, or of the senate, as the case may be, having any book belonging to the library, requesting the return thereof within twenty-four hours.

14. After the expiration of said twenty-four hours the librarian shall immediately make out a list of the members of each house who have omitted to return any books belonging to the library, specifying the volumes retained by each; and a list of those against whom any charges for injury to or loss of books exist, stating the amount of them, which list shall be alphabetically arranged, according to the names of the respective members, and shall be certified to be correct. To the president of the senate the librarian shall forthwith deliver the list relating to that body, and the list containing the names of the members of the assembly he shall forthwith deliver to the speaker; and upon each list shall be written a copy of the section of the Revised Statutes in regard to this matter above set forth,

15. Twenty days before the opening of any annual session of the legislature the librarian shall report in writing to the trustees the title of every book, map, chart, print, engraving, or other article missing from the library since the catalogue of the previous year was made out; or, if no such catalogue has been made, then since the date of the said librarian's last annual report to the trustees; together with the name or names of the persons who appear, from the entries of the librarian, to have borrowed or detained the same, to the end that such list may be submitted to the legislature by the trustees.

16. All penalties imposed under any of these rules may be remitted by the library committee, either wholly or on such terms as they may deem proper.


September 30, 1872.


The following are the items of the State debt, chargeable upon the General Fund Debt Sinking Fund:

State Stocks, viz.:
Amount issued on account of the Astor debt, per

chapter 302, Laws of 1827, and chapter 86, Laws of
1832, redeemable at pleasure, 5 per cent (of which
there is held by the Comptroller, in trust for the
Bounty Debt Sinking Fund, the sum of $516,744.09,
and in trust for the School and Literature Funds,

$44,755.91) Amount issued on account of the deficiency in the

General Fund Debt Sinking Fund, per chapter 216,

Laws of 1848, redeemable as follows, viz. : 5 per cent, July 1, 1875...

$900,000 00 6 per cent, July 1, 1878.

800,000 00 5 per cent, at pleasure

348, 107 00 6 per cent, at pleasure

1, 189, 790 77

$561,500 00

3,237.887 77

Comptroller's Bonds, viz. : 5 per cent issued, per Revised Statutes, in

1844, for loans from the Railroad Sink

ing Funds, payable on demand... $25, 330 94 6 per cent issued, per Revised Statutes, in

1846, for loans from the Railroad Sinking Fund, payable on demand....

287 82 6 per cent issued, per Revised Statutes, in

1846, for a loan to the treasury of moneys held by the Comptroller in trust for the Delaware Academy, payable on demand

4,825 00

6 per cent issued, per chapter 208, Laws

of 1848, and chapter 37, Laws of 1850, for the benefit of the Stockbridge Indians, payable at pleasure...

$36, 000 00

$66,443 76

Indian Annuities, viz. :

The amount of Indian annuities, payable to sundry

Indian tribes, under the several treaties with them, being $7,361.67, would require an investment, at six per cent, to provide that sum, of..

122,694 87

$3,988, 526 40 CONTINGENT STATE DEBT. Amount of State stock issued and loaned to the

Long Island Railroad Company, per chapter 193, Laws of 1840, redeemable August 1, 1861, 6 per cent, which redemption is deferred to August, 1876, and the rate of interest reduced to five per cent, per chapter 36, Laws of 1858 ....

$68,000 00


The fund consists of the following items, viz. :

State Stock

5 per cent, issued on account of the Astor debt, redeemable at pleasure

*41,755 91 5 per cent, issued on account of the de

ficiency in the General Fund Debt

Sinking Fund, redeemable at pleasure, 188,260 00 6 per cent, issued on account of the de

ficiency in the General Fund Debt

Sinking Fund, redeemable at pleasure, 905,041 33 7 per cent, issued in pursuance of chapter

325, Laws of 1865, and chapter 209, Laws of 1866, redeemable April 7, 1877..

30,000 00

$1,165,057 24

Comptroller's Bonds.

6 per cent, redeemable at pleasure...

36,000 00

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