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sage of the second named bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Dickiason, from the same committee, reported progress on the last named bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Graham moved that when the Senate adjourn it adjourn to meet on Monday next at ten o'clock a. M.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Madden, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 511 of the Laws of 1870 relative to a railroad from Syracuse to Onondaga Hill," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Madden, and by unanimous consent, said bill was ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Madden, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act extending the provisions of certain laws permitting municipal corporations to aid in the construction of railroads to the town of Marcellus, in the county of Onondaga," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Madden, and by unanimous consent, said bill was ordered to a third reading.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to courts and justices in the city and county of New York," reported the same to the Senate, with amendments, for its consideration, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto :

"An act to enable the legal voters of any town, county or city to determine by ballot whether the sale, exposing for sale, giving away or suf fering to be exposed, sold or given away therein of intoxicating liquors shall be prohibited, and to regulate the sale for medicinal, mechanical, chemical or sacramental use, and to provide for the enforcement of this act." "An act authorizing the formation of a separate road district in the town of Jay, county of Essex."

"An act to incorporate the city of Yonkers."

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bills to the Assembly.

The Assembly returned the bills entitled as follows:

"An act in relation to the local government of the city of New York." "An act to authorize the New York Loan and Indemnity Company to accept and execute certain trusts."

"An act relating to the examination of candidates for the degree of doctor of medicine."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to increase the number of judges of the city court of Brooklyn, and to regulate the civil and criminal jurisdiction thereof,' passed April 28, 1870."

"An act to incorporate the Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Buffalo."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the National Trust Company of the city of New York,' passed April 19, 1867.” "An act to incorporate the Washington Park Association."

"An act establishing the compensation of county judges and surrogates, pursuant to the fifteenth section of the amended sixth article of the Constitution."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the employment of a stenographer for the county court and court of sessions, in the county of Monroe,' being chapter 46 of the Laws of 1864."

"An act for the suppression of the trade in and circulation of obscene literature, illustrations, advertisements and articles of indecent or immoral use, and obscene advertisements of patent medicines, and articles for producing abortion, and to repeal chapter 430 of the Laws of 1868." Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same:

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Binghamton and Port Dickinson Railroad Company."

"An act to amend section 10 of chapter 739 of the Laws of 1857, entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of town insurance companies,' passed April 17, 1857.”

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Troy Young Men's Association,' passed April 20, 1835."

"An act to authorize the Adirondack Company to construct and operate a branch of its railroad from its main line to the north bounds of this State."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled An act concerning the proof of wills, executors and administrators, guardians and wards, and surrogates' courts,' passed May 16, 1837, passed May 11, 1869.'

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"An act for the relief of J. Rowe Fanning."

"An act to authorize the Canal Commissioners to construct a road bridge over the Tonawanda creek, western division of the Erie canal, at or near Bush's place, connecting the Bush road with Sawyer's creek road at Martinsville."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Industrial Exhibition Company, and to authorize said company to purchase real estate in the city of New York, and to erect a building or buildings which shall be used as an industrial exhibition,' passed April 21, 1870." "An act in relation to the formation of railroad companies." "An act to incorporate the Nyack Water-works Company."

“An act to extend the time within which the taxes to be raised in the city and county of New York, and the general fund of the said city and county for the year 1872, may be fixed, set apart, and apportioned, and provide further regulations in respect thereto."

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"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Poughkeepsie Bridge Company, for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a bridge, appurtenances and approaches to the same, over the Hudson river at a point or points between the city of Poughkeepsie and the town of Lloyd, Ulster county, on said river,' passed May 10, 1871."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.

On motion of Mr. J. Wood, and by unanimous consent, the bill entitled "An act to provide for a commission to propose amendments to the Constitution," was recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, with power to report complete.

Mr. Harrower, from the committee on State prisons, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend the several acts in relation to State prisons," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill by unanimous consent was committed to the first committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Benedict, and by unanimous consent, the bill entitled "An act relating to assessments and other proceedings relative to local improvements and public work in the city of New York," was ordered to be considered in the first committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Palmer, and by unanimous consent, the bill entitled "An act in relation to courts and justices in the city and county of New York," was ordered to be considered in the first committee of the whole. The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders; and, after some time spent therein, the hour of six o'clock having arrived, the President resumed the chair, and the Senate adjourned until Monday at ten o'clock,

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MONDAY, MAY 13, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

No clergyman present.

Reading of the journal of Saturday dispensed with.

The President presented the report of the comptroller of the city of New York relative to certain expenditures and transactions of the new court house commissioners in the city of New York, in reply to a resolu tion of the Senate; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 92.)

A message from the Assembly was received and read, as follows: Resolved (if the Senate concur), That 2,000 copies of the annual report of the Superintendent of the Banking Department on Savings Banks be printed, 500 for the use of the House, and 1,500 for the use of the Banking Department for distribution.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid upon the table.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto :

"An act in relation to elections in the city and county of New York, and to provide for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage thereat."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, as follows: Resolved (if the Senate concur), That there be printed 2,000 copies of the annual report of the Canal Commissioners for the fiscal year ending September 30th, 1871, for the use of said commissioners, and that 1,000 copies of said report be bound.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid upon the table.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend section 3 of chapter 533 of the Laws of 1867, entitled 'An act for the relief of the Van Brunt Street and Erie Basin Railroad Company,'" was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same. The Assembly bill entitled "An act in relation to dower, and to actions and proceedings for the recovery of dower," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same. The Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the New York Homœopathic Surgical Hospital, in the city of New York," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same. The Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend 'An act to secure to creditors a just division of the estates of debtors who convey to assignees for the benefit of creditors,' passed April 13, 1860," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree. to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage

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Mr. Bowen, from the select committee of nine, reported the following entitled bills complete :

Assembly, "An act to provide for the improvement of a certain highway in the town of Newtown, Queens county, and the city of Brooklyn, Kings county, and for the payment of property taken for such improvement."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Brevoort Savings Bank of the city of New York,' passed May 12, 1869.”

Assembly, "An act for the improvement of Myrtle avenue in the city of Brooklyn."

Assembly, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Elmira,' passed April 7, 1864, and the several acts amendatory thereof."

Assembly, "An act to appoint commissioners to make a survey of Richmond county, and certain maps therefrom, and to mature and report a plan for laying out Staten Island, and for securing a water supply for the inhabitants thereof."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said report, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That said bills be read a third time.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Peekskill Ferry Dock and Transportation Company," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the

same.

Mr. Bowen, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed, the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to authorize the Canal Commissioner to construct a roadbridge over the Erie canal in the town of Gates, in the county of Mon

roe.

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"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the Troy waterworks,' passed March 9, 1855."

"An act to authorize the Buffalo, Corry and Pittsburgh Railread Company to extend its road and change its name."

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the construction of a railroad from the village of Olean to the Erie railway depot at Olean,' passed May 7, 1868," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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