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Besides his duty as legal officer of the State, the AttorneyGeneral is 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 the Capitol. and State Hall, meinber of the State Board of Charities, Board of Trustees of Union University, and a member of the New Capitol Commission. It is made his duty by statute to attend every hearing before the State Board of Audit for the purpose of protecting the interests of the State. He is elected biennially (each odd year); receives a salary of $5,000, and is allowed a first and second deputy, clerks and messenger,

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The Constitution of 1846 abolished the office of Surveyor. General, and iustituted in its place that of State Engiueer and Surveyor, possessing all the powers of the former except that of Commissioner of the ('anal Fund. In addition ho has general duties relative to the railroads and canals not required of the former officer. He is, ex officio, a Trustee of the State Hall and of Union College, a Commissioner of the Land Office, and a member of the Canal Board and the Board of State Canvassers. He is elected biennially (each odd year); receives a salary of $5,000; has a special deputy who supervises the railroads, and makes an annual report thereon to the Legislature, and who is allowed the necessary clerks, the expense of which is assessed upon the railroad companies of the State in proportion to their earnings. The Engineering Department is under the supervision of the State Engineer and Surveyor. Three Division Engineers and three Resident Engineers are appointed by him.

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