PUBLIC NOTICE Re: Albany City/County Poorhouse Cemetery

NOTE: Please scroll down to see the reasons we believe this notice to have been inadequate.  PHL

Index No.:208-02

In the Matter of the Application of CHARITABLE LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION for an Order Pursuant to 1510 (e) of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law for the Removal, Study and Reburial of Human Remains

Upon the reading and filing the annexed Affirmation of Rosemary Weaver McKenna, affirmed on the 10th day of January, 2002, and the annexed Affidavit of David A. Parente, sworn to the 10th day of January, 2002.

LET, any surviving wife, husband, children, and/or parents of any individual known to be buried in the Albany County Almshouse Cemetery, which was in operation from 1826 through 1926, and located adjacent to New Scotland Road, show cause at a Motion Term of this Court, to be held in and for the County of Albany, at the Albany County Courthouse in Albany, New York, on the 31st day of January, 2002, at 9:30 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, why an Order in favor of the Charitable Leadership Foundation should not be made for the following relief:

1.  Ordering that the Charitable Leadership Foundation, its agents, servant and employees can proceed to remove any and all bodies interred on the aforesaid premises and release them to the custody and study of the New York State Museum, or other appropriate archaeologists, for the purposes of cleaning and/or analysis; and further

2.  Ordering that after appropriate studying said bodies be re-interred in a single area at the Albany Rural Cemetery; and further

3.   For an Order allowing the aforesaid re-interment in the Albany Rural Cemetery to be accomplished using current customary and accepted burial procedures and practices.

Sufficient cause appearing therefore,

LET publication of this order to Show Cause in The Evangelist newspaper once a week for two weeks be deemed good and sufficient service thereof.

SIGNED: Albany, New York
January 10, 2002
EV 1/17, 1/24/02
1.  The notice was not published in a newspaper with the widest readership in the area.

2.  No mention was made of how many hundreds of burials had been done there.

3.  No mention was made of the fact that the list of names of those hundreds buried there was a matter of
     public record available at the Hall of Records.

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