Report of the Select Committee Appointed by the Legislature of New York, to Examine Into Frauds Upon Emigrants, 1847

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Sida 12 - The tax so levied must be computed and entered upon the assessment roll by the county auditor, and collected at the same time and in the same manner as state and county taxes, and when collected shall be paid Into the county treasury for the use of the district.
Sida 9 - ... the provisions thereof, he shall be liable to each and every individual injured thereby, in damages, and shall, in addition thereto, be liable to pay a fine of one hundred dollars for each and every offence, to be recovered by any person suing therefor in any court of the United States in the district where such delinquent may reside or be found.
Sida 12 - ... of this section without reasonable excuse, shall be subject to a penalty of one hundred dollars, to be sued for in the name of the people by the attorney-general of the state, upon his receiving written notice from the state board of charities of such refusal.
Sida 11 - York, as such commissioners shall prescribe, with the words "licensed emigrant runner" inscribed thereon, with his name and the number of his license. No person who is not of approved good moral character shall be licensed as such runner. Every person who shall solicit alien emigrant passengers, or others, for the benefit of boarding houses...
Sida 10 - Emigration, and the keeper of any emigrant boarding-house who shall neglect or refuse to post a list of rates, or to keep business cards so as above provided, or who shall charge or receive, or permit or suffer to be charged, or received for the use of such keeper, or for any other person, any greater sum than according to the rates of prices so posted and printed on business cards, and if any runner employed by any emigrant...
Sida 12 - P»n«uie». violating to a penalty of five hundred dollars for each violation, which shall be sued for and recovered in the name of the people, by the District Attorney of the county in which the company or the...
Sida 4 - ... as agreed upon, is thrust into the steerage or hold of a line boat, where he is often known to complain — when the only evidence he can furnish of the fraud committed upon him is to exhibit his ticket with a picture of three horses, while the line boats are only drawn by two. " A pretence is also often set up for not honoring these tickets, that the freight is not paid, or, at least, that enough has not been paid upon the luggage, and the emigrant is either detained at Albany or compelled to...
Sida 10 - City in which such houses are located, and such persons so licensed, shall pay to the said City the sum of ten dollars per annum, and shall give bonds satisfactory to said Mayor, with one or more sureties in the penal sum of five hundred dollars for their good behavior and the proper conduct of all agents and runners in their employ ; and said Mayor is hereby authorized to revoke said license for cause. Every keeper of such boarding...
Sida 11 - No person or persons shall exercise the vocation of booking emigrant passengers, or taking money for their inland fare, or for the transportation of the luggage of such passengers without keeping a public office for the transaction of such business, nor without the license of the mayor, for which shall be paid the sum of twentyfive dollars per annum.
Sida 11 - October next thereafter, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, punishable by a fine not less than one hundred dollars and not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding two years, or by both...

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