Coler, Comptroller – Matter of

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Matter Of Comptroller Bird S. Coler Order Dismissing Charges

State of New York
Executive Chamber
Albany, July 11, 1900

In the Matter of the Charges against Bird S. Coler, Comptroller of the city of New York

One JACOB MACK having heretofore preferred charges against BIRD S. COLER, comptroller of the city of New York, the matter was immediately referred by me to the Attorney General for investigation as to what further action should be had. The Attorney General has handed me a brief of which the following is a copy:"

To The Honorable, The Governor.

SIR: With reference to the charges filed with you by JACOB MACK against BIRDS. COLER, comptroller of the city of New York, and by you referred to me for investigation, I have the honor to submit the following:

I have carefully examined the evidence presented by the petitioner in support of the charges, and also the records and papers on file in the comptroller's office, bearing upon the transactions complained of.

I find that the facts forming the principal basis of these charges have already been the subject of judicial investigation, in the case of Trow bridge v. The City of New York, reported in 24 Misc. Rep. 517. In that case Justice COHEN wrote a very able and exhaustive opinion reaching


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