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OF THE

TRUSTEES

OF THE

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NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY.

Transmitted to the Legislature, April 8, 1862.

ALBANY:

C. VAN BENTHUYSEN, PRINTER.

1862.

No. 200.

IN ASSEMBLY,

April 11, 1862.

ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY.

To the Hon. HENRY J. RAYMOND,

Speaker of the Assembly:

SIR-I have the honor to transmit the annual report of the Trustees of the State Library.

I remain, respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

JOHN V. L. PRUYN,

Chancellor of the University.

STATE LIBRARY, ALBANY, April 4, 1862.

The Regents of the University of the State of New York are, by law, declared to be ex officio trustees of the State Library. The following are the members of the Board at the date of this report:

JOHN V. L. PRUYN, LL.D., Chancellor.

GULIAN C. VERPLANCK, LL.D., Vice Chancellor.
EDWIN D. MORGAN, Governor. (Ex officio.)

ROBERT CAMPBELL, Lieutenant Governor. (Ex officio.)

HORATIO BALLARD, Secretary of State. (Ex officio.)

VICTOR M. RICE, Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Ex officio.)
ERASTUS CORNING,

PROSPER M. WETMORE,

JOHN LORIMER GRAHAM,
GIDEON HAWLEY, LL.D.,
JAMES S. WADSWORTH,
ROBERT CAMPBELL,

REV. SAMUEL LUCKEY, D. D.,
ROBERT G. RANKIN,

REV. J. N. CAMPBELL, D. D.,

ERASTUS C. BENEDICT,

GEORGE W. CLINTON,
REV. ISAAC PARKS, D. D.,
LORENZO BURROWS,

ROBERT S. HALE,

ELIAS W. LEAVENWORTH,

J. CARSON BREVOORT,
GEORGE R. PERKINS.

SAMUEL B. WOOLWORTH, Secretary.

Standing Committee specially charged with the care of the State

REV. DR. CAMPBELL,
MR. RANKIN,

Library during 1862.

MR. VERPLANCK,
MR. CLINTON,

MR. R. CAMPBELL,
MR. BREVOORT.

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REPORT.

To the Honorable the Legislature of the State of New York: The Trustees of the State Library respectfully submit their forty-fourth annual report.

The condition of the Library at the close of the year 1860 was as follows:

Number of volumes in the department of law, statutes and state

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There were added during the year 1861, to the law,

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The additions for the last five years have been as follows:

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The reduced appropriations of the last three years fully account for the diminished rate of increase of the library. The attention of the Legislature having been repeatedly called to this subject, the trustees may now only express their regret that with the limited means at their disposal they are unable to keep pace

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