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proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the Assembly bills entitled as follows:

"An act to prevent fraud and fraudulent practices upon and by hotel keepers and inn keepers.”'

"An act authorizing the Inspectors of State Prisons to receive propositions and negotiate a contract for the purchase of timbered lands for the use of Clinton Prison.”'

"An act to encourage the construction of the Southern Central Rail. road and to exempt for a limited time the town, village and city bonds from certain taxation, made or hereafter to be made, in pursuance of an act entitled 'An act to facilitate the construction of the Southern Central Railroad, and to authorize towns to subscribe to the capital stock thereof,' passed April 7, 1866."

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

· Mr. Humphrey, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to provide ways and means for the support of Government; to authorize a tax of one and one-fourth mills per dollar of valuation for purposes of the General Fund; three-fourths of a mill for the support of common schools; one-eighth of a mill for the redeniption of State indebtednes; and three mills for county purposes,” 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 making appropriations for certain public and charitable insti. tutions,” 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 anthorize the commissioners of highways of the towns of Lockport and Newfave to purchase the Long Causeway Turnpike, located on the boundary line between said towns, and owned by David Maxwell,” 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 enable the board of supervisors of the county of Erie to raise money by tax for the purpose of refunding advances made for bounty purposes,” 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 for the relief of Michael Diefendorf,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and re ferred to the committee on claims.

"An act authorizing the supervisor of the town of Ellery to convey to the Bemis Point Cemetery certain lands held in trust by said supervisor for a public cemetery or burial ground,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, aud referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

"An act for the relief of Delos and Lieucenath Brett,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

"An act for the relief of Charles Weiss," which was read the first time, and by unauimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims,

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"An act for the relief of Wyllis Barber," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the Assembly bills entitled as follows:

"An act for the relief of Jacob Swobe, conferring jurisdiction on Canal Appraisers."

"An act to facilitate the construction of the Wallkill Valley Railroad, and to exempt from taxation the town bonds to be used in the construction thereof."

"An act to authorize the construction of an iron bridge over the Chenango canal, in the village of Hamilton."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. H. C. Murphy, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first and last named bills, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered to a third reading.

Mr. H. C. Murphy, from the same committee, reported that they have amended the title of the second named bill, by striking out the words “and to .exempt from taxation the town bonds to be used in the construction thereof,” and recommend its passage, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the Assembly bills entitled as follows:

"An act to authorize the building of a vertical stone wall along the berme bank of the Erie canal, in the village of Medina.”

An act to regulate the use of certain slips, piers and wharves on the East river, in the city of New York.”

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend the several acts relating to the powers and duties of the Commissioners of Emigration, ard for the regulation of the Marine Hospital,' passed April 13, 1853."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Sutherland, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to aud said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Sutherland, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Gibson moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee on commerce and navigation, with instructions to strike therefrom the amendments made, and report the same forthwith to the Senate.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Benno
Gibson
Nicks
White

Williams
Crowley Godard

Platt
Wilbor

Wolcott
Folger
Kline

12
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Andrews La Bau
T. Murphy Pierson

Sutherland
C. G. Cornell Lept
Parsons

8 Mr. Sutherland, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

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Mr. Pierson, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act for the appointment of a harbor master for Hempstead harbor in the county of Queens," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Pierson, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said bill recommitted to the committee with power to report complete.

Mr. Pierson, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Newburgh Bay Ferry Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Pierson and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said bill recommitted to the committee, with power to report complete.

Mr. Pierson, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to prevent obstructions of Indian river between certain points in the counties of Jefferson and St. Lawrence," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to encourage endowments for charitable, literary and other purposes," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of a board of commissioners of public charities, and defining their duties and powers," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. T. Murphy, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide for rebuilding the bridge across the State ditch at Jack's Reefs," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Lent, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the Croton aqueduct in the city of New York, and certain streets in said city,' passed April 27, 1866, and to provide for the full execution thereof, passed April 17, 1866,'” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act appropriating all license feees, penalties and fines collected in the tuwn of New Utrecht to the use of common schools in that town,” reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and as amended, recommend its passage.

On motion of Mr. H. C. Murphy, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said bill recommitted to the committee, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. C. G. Cornell, and by unanimous consent, the rules was suspended, and the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Operative Plasterers' Mutual Protective Benevolent Trade Society of the city of New York," was recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Sutherland, and by unanimous consent the rules wert suspended, and the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act enti

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tled 'An act for the collection of taxes in the towns of Morrisania and West Farms, in the county of Westchester,' passed April 21, 1862," was recommitted to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Humphrey, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1867.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. Clark.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act relative to building or repairing sidewalks in the village of Andes, .in Delaware county," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Lent, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act authorizing and directing the commissioners of the Central Park in the city of New York to build and construct a stone stairway therein," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read "An act conferring upon the commissioners of the Central Park, in the city of New York, power to construct a stairway on Fifth avenue at Eightysixth street, and for other purposes," and as amended, recommend its pasşage.

On motion of Mr. T. Murphy and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said bill recommitted to the committee, with power to report complete.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Operative Plasterers' Mutual Protective Benevolent Trade Society of the city of New York,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Hamilton Protection Society of the town of Hamilton, Madison county," with power to report complete, reported the same compleie, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Market Savings Bank of the city of New York,' passed May 5, 1863," with a message that they had passed the same, with the following amendments:

Section two, lines seven and eight, strike out the words "the stocks or bonds of any city or county," and insert the words "or loan the same upon the security of stocks of this State, or of the United States, or any stocks or securities for the redemption or payment of which the faith of any State in the Union shall be pledged; or in the public debt, stocks or bonds of any city, county or town." Lines eighteen and nineteen, same section, strike out the words “but not to exceed the sum of five thousand dollars from any individual.” Line twenty-eight, eame section, after the word “and," insert the word “shall." Same section, line fortythree, strike out all after the word “class," down to and including the word "dollars" in line forty-six.” Line fifty, insert the word "fifteen," in lieu of the word “ten. Lines seventy and seventy-one, strike out the words “not exceeding fifty thousand dollars in one sum.”

Insert as section three the following:

"§ 3. Section fourteen of the said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

"§ 14. Such acts and parts of acts now existing in relation to savings banks or institutions for savings, as are inconsistent with this act, shall not apply to the said corporation, and this act may be altered or amended at any time hereafter.”

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to concur in the amendments of the Assembly to 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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Andrews C. G. Cornell T. Murphy Stanford Wilbor
Barnett
Kline

O'Donnell Sutherland Williams
Bennett
La Bau
Platt
White

Wolcott
Campbell Lent

17 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Folger Gibson Parsons

8 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in their amendments.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations, and to regulate the same,' passed April 2, 1850,” with a message that they had passed the same, with the following amendments:

Section 1, line 4, strike out the word “seven," and insert the word "five." Line 9, strike out all after the word “cease,” to the end of the section.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to : concur in the amendments of the Assembly to 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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. Andrews C. G. Cornell Gibson

Kline

Platt
Bennett
E. Cornell Godard

T. Murphy Sutherland
Campbell Crowley Humphrey Parsons Williams
Collins
Folger

17 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Chambers La Bau

White
Wilbor

Wolcott 6 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in their amendments.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act to release the title to certain lands to the children of Mary Furie and Anne F. C. Williams," with a message that they had non-concurred in the amendment of the Senate thereto.

Mr. Folger moved that the Senate insist upon its amendment, and request a conference committee, and that one be appointed on the part of the Senate.

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

Messrs. Folger, Crowley and H. C. Murphy, were appointed as such committee.

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