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By unanimous consent, Mr. Gibson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to more certainly define jurisdiction under chapter 339 of the Laws of 1859,” 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. Pierson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the existing deficiency in moneys applicable to the support of common schools in 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 literature.

The bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 819 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of New Brighton,'” 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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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Andrews C. G. Cornell La Bau

O'Donnell Stanford
Barnett
E. Cornell Lent

Pierson

White
Bennett Folger

Low
Platt

Wilbor
Campbell Humphrey T Murphy Sessions Williams
Collins
Kline
Nicks

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

The bill entitled "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,” 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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
C. G. Cornell La Bau

Nicks

Stanford
Bennett
E. Cornell Lent

O'Donnell White
Campbell Folger

Low
Pierson

Wilbor
Collins
Kline
T. Murphy Sessions

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

On motion of Mr. Lent and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and the bill entitled "An act to amend the act passed February 16, 1857, entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical or chemical purposes,' passed February 17, 1848,"” 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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE:
Andrews
C. G. Cornell La Bau

Nicks •

Sessions Barnett E. Cornell Lent

O'Donnell Stanford Beodett Humphrey Low

Pierson

Wilbor
Campbell Kline
T. Murphy Platt

Williams
Collins

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.

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

Mr. Stanford offered the following resolution:

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That a joint committee of three on the part of the Senate, and five from the Assembly, be appointed to investigate and inquire into any frauds that may have been committed in managing the affairs of any of the canals of this State or any department thereof, or the conduct of any officer connected with said canals, and also the contracting board, with power to send for persons and papers.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.
Mr. Barnett offered the following resolution:

Resolved That the petition of Albert Bennett and others, for payment of town bounties by town of Nelson, be taken from the files and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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

Mr. Gibson offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That 200 extra copies of the annual report of the Inspector General, be printed and bound for distribution to coinmanding officers of the National Guard.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing

Mr. Pierson moved that the bill entitled "An act authorizing the repairing and improving of Clinton street from Fulton street to Second place, in the city of Brooklyn, and for the assessment and collection of the cost thereof," be recommitted to the committee on municipal affairs, retaining its place in general orders.

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

Mr. Collins offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That Samuel W. Tuttle, reporter for the Albany Evening Post, be added to the number of Senate reporters, with the usual privileges.

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

The Senate then resolved itself into a comunittee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders.

After some time spent therein, the hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the President resumed the chair, and the Senate went into executive session-after which, the doors were opened and legislative business resumed.

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 Metropolitan Board of Health, and to the duties and powers of the commissioners of said board.”

"An act in relation to the Niagara Frontier Police District.”

Assembly, “An act in relation to the establishment of a Normal or Training School in the village of Brockport.”

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

Mr. Sessions, 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.

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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 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."

"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."

"An act anthorizing the trustees of the First Baptist Society of the village of Cazenovia, Madison county, to raise money upon its pews and sittings."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Stanford, 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 engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Stanford, 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 bills entitled as follows:

"An act to incorporate the village of Palatine Bridge."

"An act to abolish the Board of Excise of Chautauqua county, and confer their authority on the justices of the peace of said county."

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, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

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

Mr. White moved that the Assembly bill entitled "An act in relation to the establishment of a Normal and Training School in the village of Brockport,” be now read a third time.

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.

Said bill having been announced for a third reading, on motion of Mr.
White and by unanimous consent, the same was amended by adding at
the end of section 3, as follows: “but the power and discretion shall
cease on the first day of October, 1868.”

Said bill, as amended, was then 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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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Andrews
C. G. Cornell Lent

O'Donnell Sutherland
Barnett Folger
H. C. Murphy Pierson

White
Bennett
Humphrey T. Murphy Platt

Wilbor
Campbell Kline

Nicks

Sessions Williams
Collins

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a mes-
Bage informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the
same, with amendments.
(SENATE JOURNAL.]

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The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to authorize the city of Poughkeepsie to borrow money to pay for the land given by said city and the county of Dutchess, to the people of the State of New York, as a site for the Hudson River Asylum for the Insane,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

On motion of Mr. Collins, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1867.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. In the absence of the Lieut. Governor, the Senate was called to order by the Clerk Mr. Andrews offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That Hon. Charles J. Folger be, and he is hereby elected President pro

tem. of the Senate for this session. The Clerk put the question whether the Senate would agree to said e solution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Boardman.
Mr. Lent offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the Senate have elected the Hon. Charles J. Folger as President pro tem. of the Senate.

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

Messrs. Lent and Chambers were appointed as such committee.
Mr. Humphrey offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to wait upon the Hon. the Assembly and inform that body that the Senate have elected the Hon. Charles J. Folger as President pro tem. of the Senate.

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

Messrs. Humphrey and H. C. Murphy were appointed as such committee.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Low presented a petition of citizens of Putnam county, for State aid to remove obstructions in the Delaware river; which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Pierson presented a petition of Burdett, Jones & Co., in favor of act for protection of seamen; which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Barnett presented a petition of citizens of Madison county, to exempt from taxation bonds in aid of New York and Oswego Midland Railroad; which was read and referred to the committee of the whole.

Mr. H. C. Murphy presented a petition of citizens of Brooklyn, in favor of act for the better protection of scamen; which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Colliaz presented a petition of William Petrie & Co., praying that an act may be passed allowing them compensation for damages sustained by loss of cargo, and on Erie canal; which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

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

Messrs. Lent and Chambers, the committee appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the Senate had elected the Hon. Charles J. Folger, President pro tem. reported that they had discharged that duty.

Messrs. Humphrey and H. C. Murphy, the committee appointed to wait upon the Honorable the Assembly, and inform that body that the Senate had elected the Hon. Charles J. Folger President pro tem. reported that they had discharged that duty.

Nr. La Bau from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed, the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to amend the act passed February 16, 1857, entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical or chemical purposes,' passed February 17, 1848."

"An act authorizing the trustees of the First Baptist Society of the village of Cazenovia, Madison county, to raise money upon its pews and sittings."

"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."

"An act to incorporate the village of Palatine Bridge." M. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the 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," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Collins, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to authorize the construction of an iron bridge over the Champlain canal on Broad street, in the village of Waterford, Saratoga county," 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 public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the Inspector General, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That 200 extra copies of the annual report of the Inspector General, be printed and bound for distribution to commanding officers of the National Guard.

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

, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to revise and continue in force chapter 616 of the Laws of 1857, entitled “An act to incorporate the Chenango Valley Savings Bank," " 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 petition of the New York Protestant Episcopal Public School, for certain

powers reported two bills entitled as follows: "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the New York Protestant Episcopal Public School,' passed April 16, 1859.”'

"An act to authorize the New York Protestant Episcopal Public School, to exchange and sell certain gores of land situated in the 19th ward of the city of New York.”

Which bills were severally read the first time, and by unanimous con

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