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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. H. C. Murphy asked and obtained leave leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to authorize William Beard and others, to erect, construct, build and maintain sea walls and breakwater piers, docks, wharves, bulkheads, piers and warehouses, and a basin for commercial uses, in front of their lands in the 12th ward of the city of Brooklyn,' passed April 30, 1866,” 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing the Middletown, Unionville and Water Gap Railroad Company, to use fifty pound iron rail,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

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

Assembly, "An act to authorize the town of Johnstown, in the county of Fulton, to issue town bonds, and loan the same to the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad Company, and to regulate the rate of charges for carrying passengers upon said road.

An act to legalize and confirm the official acts of James Taylor, of the town of Luzerne, Warren county, as commissioner of highways."

"An act to provide for draining certain swamp lands situated in the towns of Waterloo, Junius, Seneca Falls and Tyre, in the county of Seneca."

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

Mr. Low, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

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

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

Assembly, "An act to authorize the village of Peekskill to borrow money and to levy taxes for the payment of the same.”

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the Emanuel Congregation of the city of New York to hold, grant and convey real estate."

"An act in relation to settling and closing up the affairs of the president, directors and company of the Bank of Monroe, a corporation whose charter has expired."

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

Mr. O'Donnell, from the same committee, reported in favor of the pastage of the two last named bills, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

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

"An act to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Orange, to correct illegal assessments for town, county and State taxes."

"An act to enable the trustees of the First Street Presbyterian Church to donate and convey their property to the New York City Mission Tract Society."

"An act to amend chapter 690 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to provide for the publication of legal notices in the county of Hamilton,' passed April 19, 1866."

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

Mr. Platt, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the two last named bills, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for 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 bill entitled as follows:

"An act authorizing the town of Cortlandt, in the county of Westchester, to borrow money and to levy taxes for the payment of the same."

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

On motion of Mr. Lent, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1867.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Reese.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. H. C. Murphy presented the petition of several thousand citizens of the city of Brooklyn, for the passage of a bill to construct a bridge over the East river between the cities of New York and Brooklyn, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Pierson presented a petition of citizens of Brooklyn, for the improvement of Bedford avenue in said city, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Platt presented a petition of citizens of Chazy, Clinton county, for State aid to the Whitehall and Plattsburgh railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Labau presented the petition of John A. King and others, for the passage of an act authorizing the erection of a town hall in the town of Jamaica, Queens county, which was read and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Stamford presented a petition of inhabitants of Middletown, Delaware county, for an appropriation from the State to tunnel Pine hill, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Pierson presented a petition of the Chamber of Commerce, in relation to the number of railroads in certain streets of New York city, and use of the same, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Also, the petition of Theodore E. Tomliņson, for a special committee to consider proposed change in New York city government, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Lent presented a petition of the New York Protestant Episcopal Public School, for authority to exchange or sell certain gores of land, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assemly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to revise, amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the charter of the village of Rome,' passed April 5, 1853,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Kline, from the committee on manufactures, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the act passed April 11, 1860, chapter 269, entitled 'An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining and chemical purposes," passed February 17th, 1848," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. O'Donnell, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend title 9, part 1, chapter 20, Revised Statutes, of excise and the regulation of taverns and groceries,” 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 bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to alter and amend an act to incorporate the Greenwood Cemetery,' passed April 11, 1839," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with' amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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

"An act to provide for a supply of water in the city of Schenectady."

"An act to legalize and confirm the official acts of James Taylor, of the town of Luzerne, Warren county, as commissioner of highways."

"An act in relation to settling and closing up the affairs of the president, directors and company of the Bank of Monroe, a corporation whose charter bas expired."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the Emanuel congregation of the city of New York to bold, grant and convey real estate.''

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to prevent fraud in the opening and laying out of streets and avenues in the city of New York,' passed April 24, 1862.”

"An act to amend chapter 690 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to provide for the publication of legal notices in the county of Hamilton,' passed April 19, 1866."

"An act to enable the trustees of the First Street Presbyterian Church to donate and convey their property to the New York City Mission and Tract Society."

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act releasing the interest of the State of New York in certain lands, to Cordelia N. Campbell and Mary W. Noxon," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred

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the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the supervisors of the
county of Albany to borrow money on the credit of the county," 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 bill entitled "An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes
in the several towns of Queens county," reported adversely thereto, for
the reason that a general bill has been passed; which report was agreed
to.

Ordered, that the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing of non-concurrence therein.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to incorporate the New York Mutual Benefit Piano Forte Society," reported adversely thereto; which report was agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a
message informing of non-concurrence therein.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the
Assembly bill entitled "An act relative to the Albany City Fire Insurance
Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amend-
ments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. La Bau gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to
introduce a bill to amend chapter 147 of the Laws of 1864, entitled "An
act to provide for the erection of a town hall in the town of Jamaica,
in the county of Queens."

Also, a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Edgewater."

Mr. Campbell gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to extend the act to prevent the spread of Rinderpest.

Mr. Low gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to prevent carrying concealed or deadly weapons.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Gibson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to prevert animals from running at large in the public highways,' passed April 23, 1862," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. T. Murphy asked and obtained
leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the towns of Mor-
risania and West Farms, to widen, make, extend and improve a high-
way in said towns, to be called the Southern Boulevard,” 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Sutherland asked and obtained
leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the White Plains
Water Works Company," which was read the first time, and by unani-
mous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the com-
mittee on internal affairs of towns and counties.
- In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Platt asked and obtained leave
to introduce a bill entitled "An act to facilitate the construction of the
Whitehall and Plattsburgh railroad,” which was read the first time, and
by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to
the committee on finance.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. La Bau asked and obtained leave
to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Board of Domestic
Missions of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church," 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,

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to release and convey the interest of the people of the State of New York to certain teal estate in New York city to Margaret S. Bradley,' passed April 7, 1866, and to amend the title thereof,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend part two, chapter eight, title one, article two, section twenty-two of the Revised Statutes, in relation to divorces,” 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. Collins asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act vesting in the United States of America jurisdiction oyer certain pieces of land in the village of West Troy, in the county of Albany," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

The bill entitled "An act to provide for a supply of water in the city of Schenectady," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said hill, 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 E. Cornell La Ban

Nicks

Sessions
Bennett
Gibson
Lent

O'Donnell Stanford
Campbell Humphrey Low

Pierson

Sutherland
Collins
Kline
T. Murphy Platt

Wilbor 20 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act providing for the erection of a public hall in the village of Palmyra, and the means for paying the expenses thereof,' passed April 10, 1866," 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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Andrews Folger

La Bau
Nicks

Sessions
Bennett Gibson

Lent

O'Donnell Stanford Campbell Humphrey Low

Pierson

Sutherland
Collins
Kline
T. Murphy Platt

Wilbor
E. Cornell

21 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a mesgage informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, with amendments.

The bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to prevent frand in the opening and laying out of streets and avenues in the city of New York,' passed April 24, 1862,” having been announced for a third reading,

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