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CITY OF BROOKLYN,
PASSED JUNE 28, 1873.
As subsequently Amended
CHARTER OF APRIL 17, 1854, AND THE
LAWS RELATING TO SAID CITY.
ORDINANCES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
Pf the City of Brooklyn,
AS CODIFIED AND REVISED AND ADOPTED DEC. 10, 1877.
(COMPILED BY WM. G. BISHOP, City CLERK.)
02 my 12 RR
To the Common Council :
The compiler has sought in preparing as directed by the Common Council, this compilation of laws relating to the City of Brooklyn, to retain only such provisions as are now actually in force, eliminating those which have been directly repealed. Where this has not been the case, all the clauses bearing on a subject have been retained. As an instance, in illustration, the charter of 1873 originally contained a clause vesting the Aldermen with the powers and duties of Supervisors ; subsequently an amendment was enacted reviving the office of Supervisor and in effect repealing the provision combining both of those offices in the same person, though omitting to do so in express terms. As the original section (Sec. 19, Title II.) vested other powers in the Aldermen which were untouched by the amendment, it is for that reason preserved unaltered in this compilation. It is believed, however, this is the only instance of the kind to be found in it.
The charter of 1854, as it stood when that of 1873 was enacted, is also given, for the reason that the present charter refers frequently to "provisions of existing laws,” and in terms repeals only such as are inconsistent and in conflict with it. So also of some of the special laws which are included in the book.
The ordinances have been thoroughly compiled. No