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from the sale of certain railroad stock belonging to said town, and to authorize said commissioners to cancel the same."

"An act authorizing the Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society to borrow money to be used in improving its fair grounds."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Johnson, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first and second named bills, which report was agreed to, and said bills ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Johnson, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Murphy moved that the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Woman's Half-Dime Savings Bank of the city of Brooklyn," be recommitted to the Senators from the county of Kings.

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

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 1 o'clock having arrived, the Senate went into executive session; and, after some time spent therein, the doors were opened.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and resumed the consideration of general orders, pending at the time of going into executive session, being the bills entitled as follows:

"An act relating to the town officers and local government of Newtown, in Queens county."

"An act for the protection of tax-payers against the frauds, embezzlements and wrongful acts of public officers and agents."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Palmer, from said committee, reported progress on said named bills, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Perry gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to provide an armory for the 23d Regiment, National Guard State of New York.

Mr. Lowery offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a respectful message be sent to the Governor requesting him to return Assembly bill No. 128, entitled "An act to amend chapter 576 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act to provide for the introduction of the European system of steam towage upon the canals of this State,'" for the purpose of amending the title thereof.

By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended in order that said resolution might be considered immediately.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment: "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Port Byron,' passed May 12, 1969."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled An [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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act to revise the charter of the city of Utica,' passed February 28, 1862, passed February 25, 1870."

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

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

"An act to amend chapter 156 of the Laws of 1868, entitled 'An act to incorporate village of Greenport, Suffolk county.""

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

Mr. Allen moved to adjourn.

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

Mr. McGowan moved to adjourn.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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The Assembly returned the concurrent resolution requesting the Governor to return the Assembly bill relative to the introduction of the European system of steam towage upon the canals, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly.
On motion of Mr. Weismann, the Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. Halley.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

The Clerk announced the following appointments for the session of 1872, to take effect from February 17, 1872.

Journal Clerk-W. W. Pierson.

Deputy Clerks-William R. Woodin and Z. H. Sloat.

Pages for the second half of the session, in addition to those heretofore appointed, to serve from February 26th: William Glancy, Leopold Stark and George Scholefield.

Messrs. Madden, Allen and Wood presented petitions against the repeal of the Erie classification act; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Allen presented five remonstrances against placing the Erie railway under the control of a British monopoly; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Robertson presented a petition of Jas. Wood and others for a

registry law for the town of Morrisania; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Dickinson presented two remonstrances relative to the draining, etc., of wet lands adjoining Black lake, in the counties of St. Lawrence and Jefferson; which were read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Palmer presented two petitions of citizens of North East for the exemption from taxation of property of widows of ministers; which were read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a petition of citizens of Dutchess county for pro rata freight. bill; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

The President presented a communication from the Auditor of the Canal Department relative to canal revenues, in reply to resolution of the Senate, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 45.)

Mr. Madden gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend chapter 140 of the Laws of 1850, and chapter 775 of the Laws of 1867, entitled "An act to authorize the formation of railroad companies, and to regulate the same."

By unanimous consent, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Hudson River Agricultural, Horticultural and Mechanical Fair Association," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on agriculture.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Cock asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the liquidation, funding, and payment of the debts of the town of Newtown, in Queens county, as apportioned between Long Island City and the town of Newtown," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages. By unanimous consent, Mr. Benedict asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to alter the map or plan of the city of New York by extending Desbrosses street," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lewis asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to prevent the flooding of lands by reason of the construction of the State dam across the Tonawanda creek, at the village of Tonawanda,' passed June 5, 1871," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Adams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the government of the police force in the city of Cohoes," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Perry asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to exempt the real estate of the Business. Women's Union of the city of Brooklyn from taxation," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Perry asked and obtained leave to intro- . duce a bill entitled "An act to divide the twenty-first ward and create a new ward in the city of Brooklyn," which was read the first time, and

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by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend and consolidate the several acts in relation to the village of Rhinebeck," passed February 2, 1867;' passed April 21, 1870," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the following entitled bill :

"An act to supply the deficiency in the appropriation to pay the expenses of the superintendence, ordinary repairs and maintenance of the canals for the remainder of the fiscal year which commenced on the first day of October, 1871, and to regulate the manner of drawing warrants by the Auditor of the Canal Department upon the treasurer," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

A message from the Governor was received and read, in the words following:

To the Legislature:

STATE OF NEW YORK-EXECUTIVE CHAMBER,
ALBANY, March 2, 1872.

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I call your attention to the second section of the act of Congress, passed in 1864 (chapter 210 of the laws of that year), under which an invitation was extended, through the President, to the States of the Union to provide and furnish statues, not exceeding two in number for each State, of deceased persons, who have been citizens thereof and illustrious for their historic renown, or for distinguished civic or military services; which statues are to be placed in a hall in the capitol at Washington, set apart by Congress for the purpose, being the former hall of the House of Representatives. It has only recently been made known to me that this invitation was, in 1864, received from the President. Some of the States have already complied with this request of the federal government; others have made arrangements for doing so; and it seems to me that our own great State ought not to be behind hand in contributing to this proper commemoration, at the federal capitol, of men who have conferred distinction upon our country.

I commend to your consideration the propriety of making immediate provision for the accomplishment, on the part of this State, of its share of the work proposed.

Without wishing to interfere with the discretion of the Legislature in the matter, I respectfully suggest that, in case you decide to furnish the two statues, your choice may, with great propriety, fall upon George Clinton, who was the first Governor of the State, and whose public services in the revolutionary period of our history were of marked merit; and upon Robert Fulton, who, in private station, contributed, in a very eminent degree, as well to the renown as to the prosperity of New York. JOHN T. HOFFMAN.

Mr. Madden moved that said message be referred to a select committee of three, to be appointed by the President.

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

The President announced as such committee Messrs. Madden, Lewis, and Lord.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the preservation of moose, wild deer, birds and fish,' passed April 26, 1871," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 539 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act in relation to jurors in the city and county of New York,' passed May 2, 1870," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the further security of creditors of moneyed corporations," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the petition of James Brown and others praying for the protection of factory children, reported by bill entitled "An act for the protection of factory children," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Baker, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to regulate railroad freights in the State of New York," reported adversely thereto.

Mr. Lewis moved to lay on the table.

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

Mr. D. P. Wood, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to amend the several acts incorporating the village of Owego, in the county of Tioga,' passed April 9, 1851."

"An act authorizing the Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society to borrow money, to be used in improving its fair grounds."

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the Bruynswick Rural Cemetery Association, in the county of Ulster, to acquire title to property for burial purposes," 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. Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was recommitted the Assembly bill entitled "An act for the better prevention of the procurement of abortions and other like offenses, and to amend the laws relative thereto," reported in favor of the passage of the same,

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