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

The Assembly bill entitled "An act authorising the town of Cortlandt, in the county of Westchester, to borrow money and to levy taxes for the payment of the same," 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 thereaf, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Andrews
Folger
La Bau

O'Donnell Stanford
Bennett Gibson

Lent
Pierson

Sutherland
Campbell Humphrey

Low
Platt

Wilbor
Collins
Kline

T. Murphy Sessions Williams
E. Cornell

21 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, without amendment.

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:

An act to amend chapter 819 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of New Brighton."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the trustees of the Troy Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church,' passed March 30, 1864."

"An act to facilitate the construction of the New York and Oswego Midland railroad, and to exempt from taxation towns and city bonds used in the construction thereof."

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

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

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act in relation to the establishment of a normal and training school in the village of Brockport,” which was read the first time, and bp unanimous' consent was also read the second time.

Mr. Bennett .moved to refer said bill to the first committee of the whole.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

"An act to incorporate the Masonic Hall Association of Watertown," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

On motion of Mr. La Bau, the Senate adjourned.

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

Mr. H. C. Murphy presented a memorial from the commissioners of the Gowanus Canal improvement, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Wilbor presented a remonstrance of citizens of Fishkill, against the proposed election of police justice in said village, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. H. C. Murphy presented the application of David M. Davenport, for release of right of State to certain property in the city of Brooklyn; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Williams presented a petition of members of the German Mechanics and Benevolent Association of the village of Lyons, for an act of incorporation; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Barnett presented a petition of citizens of Chenango county, to exempt from taxation bonds in aid of railroads; which was read and referred to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Nieks presented a petition of board of trustees of Elmira Female College for relief; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Kline presented a petition of trustees and officers of the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of the village of Fonda, praying for a law to regulate the sale of seats; which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. Stanford presented a petition of trustees and lot owners of Hope Cemetery, praying for an act to enable them to obtain more land; which was referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Vr. Stanford presented a petition of inhabitants of Delaware county, for an appropriation from the State to tunnel Pine Hill; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Gibson presented a petition of citizens of Putnam, Washington county, for State aid to the Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Gibson presented a petition of sixty-three citizens of Hebron,
Washington county, for the transfer of the old burying ground to the
Cemetery Association; which was read and referred to the committee
on the judiciary.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the 399th section of the Code of Procedure," 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 provide for refunding to various banks and insurance companies in the city of New York, the taxes of the years 1861 and 1862, imposed and paid or collected, upon that portion of their capital invested in securities of the United States, by law exempt from

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taxation,” 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 provide for repaying to various banks, banking associations, corporations and individuals, taxes unlawfully assessed in the year 1865, and collected from such banks, banking associatious, corporations and individuals in the county of Ulster," 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 release and convey the interest of the people of the State of New York, to certain real estate in New York city to Margaret S. Bradley,' passed April 7, 1866, and to amend the title thereof;" 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 provide for the appointment and payment of a clerk or clerks in the office of the surrogate of the county of Kings,' passed March 30, 1849,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act authorizing the assessment of highway labor upon the Jeffersonville and Monticello turnpike road," 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 incorporate the New York Underwriter's Guild,” 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 the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Odd Fellows Hall Association of the city of New York," passed April 6, 1844,” 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 "Au act to provide for repaying to various banks and banking associations in the county of Ulster, taxes unlawfully assessed in the years 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, and paid or collected upon that portion of their capital stock invested in securities of the United States, by law exempt from taxation," 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 release the interest of the State in certain lands acquired through the alienage of John Magennis to Barnard Murphy," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the Revised Statutes relative to highways," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to authorize the extension of Central avenue, in the county of Westchester, from its terminus at or near Woodland Cemetery in the town of Yonkers, to a point at or near the

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village of White Plains,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the towns of Morrisania and West Farms, to widen, make, extend and improve a highway in said town, to be called the Southern Boulevard,” reported in favor of

passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. O'Donnell, from the committee on internal afi airs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the White Plains Water Works Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. E. Cornell, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 236 of the Laws of 1859, in relation to the redemption of the notes of closing banks,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. E. Cornell, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the Assembiy bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 136, Laws of 1857, in relation to savings banks," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Gibson, from a majority of the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to enable lodges and encampments of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows to take, hold and convey real and personal estate," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, chairman of said committee, dissented from said report. Mr. Pierson, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to authorize Edwin C. Bowen to establish a ferry across the Cayuga Lake at Union Springs," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Low, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to prohibit the employment of conductors, engineers, brakemen or switchmen by railroad companies who shall make use of intoxicating liquors as a beverage," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Low, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a railroad from Hunter's Point to Flushing, in Queens county," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Low, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act authorizing the Middletown, Unionville and Water Gap Railroad Company to use a fifty pound iron rail,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Low, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the benefit of the holders of the mortgage bonds of the Plattsburgh and Montreal Railroad Company,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Low, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the better protection and care of baggage on

the railroads and steamboats of this State," reported adversely thereto; which report was agreed to and said bill rejected.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Germania Life Insurance Company," 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 amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the trustees of the Troy Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, passed March 30, 1864.”

"An act to amend chapter 819 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of New Brighton.''

Mr. La Bau gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to change the boundary line between the towns of Middletown and Southfield, in the county of Richmond.

Also, a bill to incorporate the Long Island Canal Basin and Dock Company

Mr. T. Murphy gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for the construction of an underground railroad in the city of New York.

Mr. Gibson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to transfer burying ground in Hebron to the Cemetery Association.

Mr. Kline gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to regulate the sale of seats in the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church in the village of Fonda, Montgomery county.

Mr. E. Cornell gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend chapter 357 of the Laws of 1853, relating to savings banks in New York and Kings couuties.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act 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,' passed April 9, 1864,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

In pursuance of previons notice, Mr. La Bau asked and obtained leave leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Edgewater,' passed. March 22, 1866," wbich was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

By unanimous consent, Mr. T. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to secure the faithful expenditure of moneys raised and collected for certain charitable institutions in the first Senate district,' passed May 13, 1840," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religicus societies.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Andrews asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of The President, Directors and Company of the Susquehanna turnpike road,' and to regulate the tolls thereon," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the comwittee on roads and bridges.

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