| In the town of Hopkinton there is on hand a fund of
$1,400, for the support of the poor; in the town of Louisville a like
fund of $501.50, and in the town of Rossie a like fund of $350.
Sums of money raised by tax, in the county of St.
Lawrence, for the support of the poor, in the years 1817, 1818, 1819,
1820, 1821, 1822.
In the year
Within the last year there have been three appeals,
which cost about $175. The law of 1817 has been beneficial to
this county. [Letter from the supervisor's clerk.]
The overseers of the poor of this town,
were compelled, under the act of February 18, 1820, to prosecute a
complaint against a person for killing deer contrary to the act, in
which suit a judgment was recovered, and a writ of certiorari obtained,
a determination whereof is not yet had. The overseers of this town, have
also prosecuted a person under the fourth section of the act, passed
April 5, 1817, for bringing a pauper into this town, and then leaving
her, having no legal settlement therein, and obtained a judgment, which
has been reversed as I understand, on the ground that the section does
not mean the removal of a pauper from one town to another, but from
without the state. This section is considered ambiguous. See
the case of the overseers of the poor of the town of Canton vs. J.
Davis, last January term. [Letter from the supervisor of Canton.]
I think the local situation of the county
of St. Lawrence, as a frontier, demands the attention of the
legislature. We are unquestionably entitled to a proportion of the
state fund, granted to the city of New-York, for the support of
foreigners. [Letter from the supervisor of Louisville.]