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sent were also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred bill entitled "An act to more certainly define jurisdiction under chapter 339 of the Laws of 1859” 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 vesting in the United States of America, jurisdiction over certain pieces of land in the village of West Troy, in the county of Albany,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Barnett, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to establish and organize the Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane,” 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 petition of David M. Davenport for release of real estate, reported by bill entitled "An act releasing to David M. Davenport the right, title and interest of the State of New York in certain real estate in the city of New York, known as No. 13 Cornelia street, in said city," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Gibson, from a majority of the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the petition of citizens of Hebron for relief, reported by bill entitled "An act to transfer to the-trustees of the Hebron Cemetery Association the possession and control of the burying ground near the residence of Benjamin Rogers, in said town," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and 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 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,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pierson, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the New York Bridge Company, for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a bridge over the East River, between cities of New York and Brooklyn," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. T. Murphy, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill eatitled "An act to authorize William Beard and others, to construct sea walls or breakwater piers, docks, wharves, bulkheads, piers and warehouses in a basin, for commercial uses, in front of their lands in the 12th ward of Brooklyn, passed April 30, 1866," 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 bill entitled "An act relating to certain public property in the city of New York,” reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: “An act relating to the powers and duties of the Commissioners of the Central Park," and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Lent, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to establish a Metropolitan Board of Public Works, and to declare the powers and duties thereof,” reported the same to the Senate, with amendments, for its consideration, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Barnett, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was re-committed the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Samaritan Home for the aged of the city of New York,” reported the same to the Senate for its consideration, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of White Plains,' passed April 3, 1866," 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 municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "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,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the select committee appointed on the part of the Senate to ascertain the best means for the transportation of passengers in the city of New York, submitted a report in writing; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 28.) Mr. Lent gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the charter of the Fourteenth street, Bleecker street and Fulton Ferry Railroad Company.

Mr. O'Donnell gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend chapter 493 of the Laws of 1866, in relation to a highway bridge over Black river improvement.

Mr. La Bau gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Metropolitan Market Company of the city of New York.

Also, a bill in relation to the extension and construction of the road of the Southside Railroad Company of Long Island.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. T. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Metropolitan Underground Railway Company, and to authorize said company to construct tunnels and railways in the city of New York, and for other purposes,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Campbell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act to prevent the introduction and spread of the disease known as the rinderpest, and for the protection of the flocks and herds of sheep and cattle in this State from destruction by this and other infectious diseases, passed April 20, 1866,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on agriculture. In

pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to prevent the carrying of concealed

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weapons," 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. Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to enable husband and wife or either of them, to be witnesses for or against each other, or on behalf of any party, in certain cases,” 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. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to change the boundary line between the towns of Middletown and Southfield, in the county of Richmond," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the erection and divi. sion of towns and counties.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Long Island Canal Basin and Dock 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. T. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to authorize the rector, church warden and vestrymen of the Church of the Intercession, in the city of New York, to take and hold real estate by said devise, and to fix the value of real and personal estate to be held by said corporation, passed April 16, 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. H. C. Murphy asked and obtained leave leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to appropriate money for the purchase of objects of Natural History for the State Cabinet,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the joint library committee.

The bill entitled "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,” 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
Chambers La Bau

Pierson

Stanford
Barnett
Collins
Low
Platt

Sutherland
Bennett
Crowley T. Murphy Sessions

Wilbor
Campbell Kline
Nicks

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

The bill entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Palatine Bridge,” 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:

Andrews
Barnett

Collins
Crowley

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
La Bau

O'Donnell
Lent

Pierson

Sutherland
White

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Bennett Folger

Low
Platt

Wilbor
Campbell Humphrey T. Murphy Sessions Wood
Chambers Kline

Nicks

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

Mr. Stanford called for the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by him, as follows:

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 officials connected with said canals, and also the contracting board, with power to send for persons and papers.

Mr. Andrews moved to strike out the words, any frauds that may have been committed in managing the affairs,” and insert in lieu thereof the words, "the management.”

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

Mr. Low moved to amend by adding after the word “board” the following: “and also to inquire into the matter of the awards made for canal damages and canal breaks, and non-performance of contracts for the past three years."

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

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

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. Mr. Pierson offered the following preamble and resolution:

Whereas, at the last session of the Legislature concurrent resolutions Fere passed by the Senate and Assembly, asking the national authorities to place hulks and vessels gratuitously and temporarily at the disposal of the Commissioners of Quarantine of this State, to afford them means for protecting the country against the spread of the terrible scourge of cholera which had then appeared in the midst of us; and whereas, pursuant to said request, and under the authority of a joint resolution of Congress, passed on the 24th of March, 1866, the Secretary of War placed the steamship "Illinois," and the Secretary of the Navy placed the sloops of War “Portsmouth” and “Saratoga" at the disposal of said Commissioners, by means of which they were greatly aided, during the past year, in confining the ravages of the pestilence to the waters of the harbor, thus probably saving the lives of many of our citizens; and, whereas, our State is still destitute of any suitable place for the detention of those arriving in our harbor, who have been exposed to contagious diseases, but are not actually sick, and it is believed by many, that another summer will bring with it another visitation of cholera, more severe and dangerous than that through which we have just passed; and whereas, the said resolution of Congress is limited in its effect tó the period of one year from the time of its passage; therefore,

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be, and they are hereby requested, to use their best endeavors to secure the passage by that body, of an act or resolution directing the Secretaries of War and the Navy, to allow the Commissioners of Quarantine to continue the use of the vessels aforesaid, for quarantine purposes during the present year, and also to place at their

disposal such other hulks and vessels as they may require for that purpose in addition to those above mentioned, and which may not be immediately required by the United States for other uses.

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the Governor be, and he is hereby requested, to transmit a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolution, to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended in order that said resolutions might be considered immediately.

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

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

Mr. Pierson moved that the bill entitled "An act relating to the Metropolitan Board of Health, and to the duties and powers of the commissioners of said board," be made the special order for Tuesday next.

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.

Mr. Gibson moved that the bill entitled "An act to create a Metropolitan Harbor District, and a board of wharves and piers therein,” be made the special order for Wednesday next.

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.

Mr. Lent moved that the bill entitled "An act to authorize joint stock fire and marine insurance companies to reduce their capital stock, and to amend the act to provide for the incorporation of fire insurance companies,” be referred 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.

Mr. Kline offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That hereafter the Clerk be authorized to send by mail or express any document the postage of which shall not exceed forty cents, and by express any document costing forty cents or over.

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

Mr. Collins moved that the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the supervisors of the county of Albany to borrow money on the credit of the county," be referred 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.

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 in relation to the Niagara Frontier Police District."

"An act to authorize joint stock fire and marine insurance companies to reduce their capital stock, and to amend the act to provide for the incorporation of fire insurance companies."

Assembly, "An act to authorize the supervisors of the county of Albany to borrow money on the credit of the county."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. White, 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.

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