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THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Van Slyke.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to plank-roads," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Benedict, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to the College of the city of New York," 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 Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend section 3 of chap-` ter 19 of the Laws of 1821 to perpetuate certain testimony respecting the title of the Poultney estate in this State," 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 Assembly bill entitled "An act for the relief of Cornelia G. Fuller and Annie E. Fitzhugh, devisees and legatees under the last will and testament of Charles H. Carroll, deceased," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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

"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 amend and revise chapter 430 of the Laws of 1868."

"An act to change the name of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church to Board of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Church in America."

"An act to amend chapter 345 of the Laws of 1868, entitled 'An act to amend section 6 of an act entitled An act for the publication of the Session Laws in two newspapers in each county of this State,' passed May 14, 1845, passed April 27, 1868."

"An act to provide an assistant clerk for the court of general sessions of the peace in and for the city and county of New York."

"An act relative to purchasers of the franchises and property of corporations whose franchises and property shall have been sold by mortgage, judgment or decree."

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

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'An act in relation to the powers and duties of the board of supervisors of the county of Monroe."

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

Assembly, "An act to establish a board of police and fire commissioners of the eity of Utica."

Assembly, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relative to the village of Ballston Spa,' passed April 12, 1855, as amended by 'An act to amend an act entitled An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relative to the village of Ballston Spa,' passed May 9, 1868, and for the purpose of securing an additional supply of water for the use of said village."

Assembly, "An act in relation to the capital stock of corparations." Assembly, "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to amend and make additions to an act entitled An act to revise the charter of the city of Oswego,' passed April 16, 1860, and the acts amendatory thereto as amended April 15, 1870."

"An act to amend 'An act to provide for the incorporation of religious societies,' passed April 5, 1813."

Assembly, "An act to encourage and facilitate the construction of a railroad from the town of Edinburgh, Saratoga county, to the Mohawk valley, and the preparation of the natural products of the soil for market." Assembly, "An act in regard to Union Free School District No. 1 in the town of Milton, and to enlarge its boundaries, and authorize the board of education thereof to raise money to purchase sites, and to build or purchase school-houses."

Assembly, "An act in relation to the Board of Trustees of the General Convention of Universalists in the United States of America."

Assembly, "An act to incorporate the Shelter Island Grove and Campmeeting Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church."

Assembly, "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to provide for the establishment of free schools in the village of Newburgh,' passed April 6, 1852, and the several acts amendatory thereof."

Assembly, "An act to extend the time of beginning the construction of the Newburgh and Midland railway, and expending ten per cent of the amount of its capital stock thereon."

Assembly, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the trustees of the village of White Plains, in the county of Westchester, to regulate, grade, and macadamize or pave Railroad avenue in said village,' passed April 19, 1871, and for the protection of the pavement on the said street or avenue."

"An act in relation to academies and union schools and the distribution of public funds."

Assembly, "An act to authorize the sale of the State armory at Ballston Spa."

Assembly, "An act to amend chapter 366 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act in regard to public libraries incorporated in the State of New York."

"An act to amend an act for the laying out, opening, and closing of streets, roads, and avenues in the town of Morrisania,' passed May 19, 1868."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to open and widen portions of Sackett, Douglas, and President streets, and otherwise alter the commissioners' map of the city of Brooklyn,' passed May 6, 1868."

Assembly, "An act relating to the Queens County Railway Company."

"An act to provide for the erection of a town house in the town of Meredith, county of Delaware."

Assembly, "An act to provide for the improvement of Pleasant street, in the city of Utica and town of New Hartford, Oneida county, between Oneida street and Seymour avenue."

Assembly, "An act to incorporate the Palette of the city of New York."

Assembly, "An act relative to school moneys in the city of Rome." Assembly, "An act to legalize and confirm the acts of the railroad commissioners of the town of Morristown in issuing and delivering the bonds of said town in aid of the Black River and Morristown railroad." Assembly, "An act to authorize the United Petroleum Farms Association to dispose of the proceeds of its real estate."

Assembly, "An act to alter the commissioners' map of the city of Brooklyn."

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.

Mr. D. P. Wood, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to reimburse the commissioners named in chapter 653 of Laws of 1869 for moneys expended by them in the discharge of their trust conferred by the provisions of said act," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. D. P. Wood, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act making an appropriation for the improvement of the wagon road leading westerly from the Adirondack railroad depot in the town of Hadley, Saratoga county, to Beecher's Hollow in the town of Edinburgh, in said county, a distance of eighteen miles," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to legalize the proceedings of the Quincy Rural Cemetery Association, held December 1st and 2d, 1871, in the town of Ripley, county of Chautauqua, New York," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable, and religious societies.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the protection of the planting of oysters in the towns of Islip and Huntington, in the county of Suffolk, New York,' passed March 31, 1866," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

"An act in relation to the pay of firemen, stokers, and drivers appointed by the fire commissioners of the city of Brooklyn," 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.

"An act for the relief of Rosa Abba Boughton and Addie E. Boughton," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

"An act in relation to the debts of the town of Newtown, Queens county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

"An act in relation to the service of citations on lunatics and idiots,"

which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled An act to incorporate the city of Binghamton, passed April 9, 1867, and the several acts amending the same,' passed April 7, 1871," 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.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to extend and improve Fourth street in the city of Brooklyn,' passed May 10, 1871, and to confirm certain proceedings had thereunder," 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.

"An act to authorize the common council of the city of Brooklyn to open, grade, pave, and complete certain streets in said city," 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.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to erect the village of Middleburgh into a separate road district, passed April 7, 1859, and the acts amendatory thereof,' passed February 15, 1867, and March 20, 1871," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act for the relief of the New York Tunnel Company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the improvement of Newtown creek between Maspeth avenue and Metropolitan avenue,' passed April 12, 1871," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

"An act to amend chapter 368 of the Laws of 1865, entitled 'An act for the incorporation of societies or clubs for certain social and recrestive purposes,' as amended by an act passed May 1, 1865," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to provide for the adjustment and payment for services and disbursements made and rendered for the Seneca Nation of Indians by Frank a Newell while attorney for said nation," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

"An act to establish and maintain an institution for the relief of indigent and disabled soldiers and sailors of the State of New York," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

"An act to incorporate the French Emigration Society of New York," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"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," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

"An act to incorporate the Trustees of the Presbytery of Westchester," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also

read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

"An act to appoint commissioners of parks for the State of New York," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act respecting elections other than for militia and town officers,' passed April 5, 1842," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act authorizing the sale of the school-house in school district No. 4 in the town of Huntington, Suffolk county, and providing for the application of the proceeds of said sale," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

"An act to incorporate Saint Catharine's Hall," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to extend the provisions of chapter 57 of the Laws of 1860, entitled 'An act conferring additional powers and duties on courts of special sessions in the county of Monroe, and chapter 47 of the Laws of 1870, being an act amendatory thereof to the county of Wayne," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to regulate taxation for road purposes in the village of Tarrytown, Westchester county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to wills,' passed Aprill 23, 1864," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to confirm the official acts of John M. Knapp as a notary public," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to amend section 156 of article 4 of chapter 3 of title 2 of part 4 of the Revised Statutes in relation to bodies of deceased convicts at Auburn State prison," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to amend 'An act authorizing the confinement of convicts from Dutchess county in the Albany penitentiary,' etc., passed April 15, 1854," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on State prisons.

"An act to incorporate the New Baltimore Chestnut Lawn Cemetery Association," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

"An act to provide for the completion of certain highways in the towns of Yonkers and East Chester, in the county of Westchester," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

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