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Sec. 4. Any district attorney who shall fail faithfully to prosecute a person charged with the violation in his county of any provision of this article which may come to his knowledge, shall be removed from office by the Governor, after due notice and an opportunity of being heard in his defense. The expenses which shall be incurred by any county, in investigating and prosecuting any charge of bribery or attempting to bribe any per son holding office under the laws of this State, within such county, or of receiving bribes by any such person in said county, shall be a charge against the State, and their payment by the State shall be provided for by law.

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* ARTICLE XVI. SECTION 1. All amendments to the Constitution shall be in force from and including the first day of January succeeding the election at which the same were adopted, except when otherwise provided by such amendments.

Done, in Convention, at the Capitol in the city of

Albany the ninth day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the seventy-first.

In witness whereof, we have hereunio subscribed our names.

JOHN TRACY, President. and Delegate from the County of Chenango.] JAMES F. STARBUCK, H. W. STRONG,

Secretaries. FR. SEGER,

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* Article 16, added by vote of the people, Nov. 8, 1874.

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Vote of the People upon the Constitution and its Amend

ments.

Nov. 4, 1845. For a convention to consider and alter Constitution..

213, 257 Against

33, 860 Nov. 3, 1846. For amended Constitution... 221, 528 Against

92,436 Feb. 15, 1854. For amendment of section 3, of

article 7, for speedy completion
of canals.

185,771
Against

60,526 Nov. 6, 1866. For a convention to revise Constitution..

352, 854 Against

256, 364 Nov. 2, 1869, For the amended Constitution... 223, 935 Against

290, 456 Nov. 2, 1869. For the amended Judiciary article. 247, 240 Against.

240, 442 Nov. 5, 1872. For amendment of article 6, relat

ing to Commission of Appeals. 176,038 Against .

9, 196 Nov. 4, 1873. For appointment of Judges of

Court of Appeals and of Su.
preme Court...

115, 337
Against .

319, 979 For appointment of Judges of

county and certain city courts. 110, 725 Against .

319, 660 Nov. 3, 1874. For amendment of article 2.. 357, 635 Against ..

177,033
For amendment of article 3, sec-
tions 1 to 8

325, 904
Against

206, 029

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Nov. 3, 1874. For amendment of article 3, sections 17 to 25

435, 313 Against

98, 050 For amendment of article 4.

336, 197 Against ..

196, 125 For amendment of article 7.. 428, 190 Against ...

104, 139 For amendment of article 8, sections 4 aud 11.....

337,891 Against

194, 236 For amendment of article 8, section 10

336, 237 Against

195,047 For amendment of article 10.... 335, 548 Against

194, 933 For amendment of article 12. 352, 514 Against

179, 365 For new article, 15 .

351, 693 Against ...

177,923 For new article, 16 ..

446, 883 Against .

85, 758 7, 1876. For amendment of article 5, section 3.........

533, 153 Against.....

81, 832 For amendment of article 5, section 4.

530, 226 Against

80, 358

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COUNTIES OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

Name.

From what taken.

Date of erection.

Albany. Allegany Broome Cattaraugus Cayuga.. Chautauqua Chemung Chenango. Clinton Columbia Cortland Delaware Dutchess Erie. Essex Franklin Fulton Genesee. Greene Hamilton Herkimer Jefferson Kings Lewis Livingston. Madison Monroe Montgomeryl New York Niagara . Oneida Onondaga Ontario Orange. Orleans Oswego Otsego Putnam. Queens. Rensselaer. Richmond Rockland St. Lawrence2 Saratoga .. Schenectady.

(Original)
Genesee
Tioga
Genesee
Onondaga
Genesee
Tioga
Tioga and Herkimer.
Washington
Albany
Onondaga
Ulster and Otsego.
(Original)
Niagara
Clinton
Clinton
Montgomery
Ontario
Albany and Ulster
Montgomery.
Montgomery
Oneida
(Original)
Oneida...
Genesee and Ontario.
Chenango..
Genesee and Ontario.
Albany.
(Original)
Genesee
Herkimer..
Herkimer..
Montgomery
(Original)
Genesee
Oneida and Onondaga
Montgomery.
Dutchess
(Original)
Albany.
(Original)
Orange..
Clinton
Albany.
Albany.

November 1, 1683 April 7, 1806 March

28, 1806 March 11, 1808 March

8, 1799 March 11, 1808 March 29, 1836 March 15, 1798 March 7, 1788 April

4, 1786 April

8, 1808 March 10, 1797 November 1, 1683 April 2, 1821 March 1, 1799 March 11, 1808 April 18, 1838 March 30, 1802 March 25, 1800 April

12, 1816 February 16, 1791 March

28, 1805 November 1, 1683 March 28, 1805 February 23, 1821 March 21, 1806 February

23, 1821 March 12, 1772 November 1, 1683 March 11, 1808 March

15, 1798 March

5, 1794 January

27, 1788 November

1, 1683 November 12, 1824 March 2, 1816 February 16, 1791 June

12, 1812 November 1, 1683 February

7, 1791 November 1, 1683 February 23, 1798 March 3, 1802 February 7, 1791 March 7, 1809 Name.

1 As Tryon; changed April 2, 1784.

2 Parts of Montgomery, Herkimer and Oneida, provisionally annexed,

From what taken.

Date of erection.

Schoharie.. Schuyler Seneca Steuben Suffolk Sullivan Tioga . Tompkins Ulster.. Warren Washington Wayne Westchester Wyoming Yates

Albany and Otsego
Chemung, Steuben and

Tompkins
Cayuga
Ontario
(Original)
Ulster..
Montgomery
Cayuga and Seneca.
(Original)
Washington
Albany..
Ontario and Seneca
(Original)
Genesee..
Ontario

April 6, 1795 April 17, 1854 March 29, 1804 March 18, 1796 November 1, 1683 March 27, 1809 February

16, 1791 April 17, 1817 November 1, 1683 March 12, 1813 March

12, 1772 April 11, 1823 November 1, 1683 May

14, 1841 February

5, 1823

1 As Charlotte; changed April 2, 1784.

NEW TOWNS OR CITIES AND WARDS

Erected or Names Changed since May 1, 1875.

• TOWNS – Wappinger, Dutchess county, by Legislature, May 20

1875.

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