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to a resolution of the senate, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 26.) The Assembly sent for concurrence the following resolution:

IN ASSEMBLY, Feb. 2, 1867. Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That the Legislature of the State of New York desire to express its sympathy for the Greeks who are now struggling for freedom. As the memory of the old Greek valor nerved the army of our ancestors in their struggle for independence, so it is now our duty to encourage their descendants; and we respectfully request our National Governinent to protest against the barbarous and inhuman system of warfare adopted by the Turks, and to give orders to the commanders of our vessels of war in the Mediterranean, as well as to our consuls and other officers, to do everything in their power to mitigate the atrocities of war that is not inconsistent with our neutrality. By order.

LUTHER CALDWELL, Clerk. Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table. The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to authorize the rector, church wardens and vestrymen of the Church of the Intercession, in the county and city of New York, to take and hold real estate by 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.

"An act to amend chapter 84 - of the Laws of 1861, increasing the salary of the district attorney of Chautauqua county," 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 to legalize the proceedings of a special town meeting held in the town of Ellicottville, in the county of Cattaraugus, on the 6th day of December, 1866,” 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 to authorize the laying out of a highway in the village of Waverly, town of Otto, county of Cattaraugus," 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 amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to suits by and against joint stock companies and associations, passed April 7, 1849," 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 to abolish the office of inspector of gunpowder, burning fluids and other dangerous materials 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 municipal affairs.

“An act to authorize the county of Dutchess to borrow money to pay for lands to be given to the people of the State of New York, by said county and the city of Poughkeepsie, 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 internal affairs of towns and counties.

"An act to make the town of Chester a part of the second school commissioner's district of Orange county,” which was read the first time, and hy unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

"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," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Parsons gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill authorizing the Brockport and Clarkson Plankroad Company, to elect five directors by the stockholders thereof.

Also, a bill to build a bridge across the Genesee Valley canal, at Hunter street, in the city of Rochester.

Also, a bill to incorporate the Rochester Hydraulic Company.

Mr. Kline gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to the compensation of executors, guardians, assigns and other trustees.

Also, a bill in relation to keeping open plankroads.

Mr. Folger gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill relative to criminal statistics.

Also, a bill relative to the records of convictions by justices of the peace.

Also, a bill relative to the taxation of shares of bank capital, and the shares of the capital of other incorporations.

Also, a bill to incorporate the National Safe Deposit Company of the city of New York.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Port Richmond, 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 municipal affairs.

By unaniinous consent, Mr. Stanford asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to facilitate the construction of the New York Northern Railroad,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Folger offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Canal Fund are hereby required to report at an early day, for the information of the Senate, to what extent the cost of enlarging the locks on the Erie and Oswego canals, on the plans and estimates submitted in the recent report of the State Engineer and Surveyor, can be made a charge on the future revenue from the said canais, without interfering with the prior claims on said revenues created by the Constitution.

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

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," 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
Folger
La Bau
Nicks

Stanford
Campbell Gibson

Low

O'Donnell Wilbor Chambers Humphrey H. C. Murphy Sessions

Wolcott Crowley Kline

Mr. H. C. Murphy moved to reconsider the vote just taken,

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The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, 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
Folger
La Bau
Nicks

Stanford
Campbell Gibson

Low

O'Donnell Wilbor
Chambers Humphrey H. C. Murphy Sessions Wolcott
Crowley
Kline

17 On motion of Mr. H. C. Murphy and by unanimous consent, the title of said bill was amended so as to read as follows: "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to alter and amend an act to incorporate the Greenwood Cemetery,' passed April 11, 1839, in relation to the election of trustees."

Said bill, as amended, 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
Crowley
Kline
Nicks

Stanford
Bennett
Folger
La Bau

O'Donnell Wilbor
Campbell Gibson

Low
Sessions

Wolcott
Chambers Humphrey H. C. Murphy

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

The bill entitled "An act to change the name of Henry Leslie Pell to Leslie Pell Clarke," 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
Folger
La Bau
Nicks

Stanford
Campbell Gibson

Low

O'Donnell Wilbor Chambers Humphrey H. C. Murphy Sessions Wolcott Crowley Kline

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

Mr. Low moved that the bill entitled "An act to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Orange, to correct illegal aøsessments for town, county and State taxes," be recommitted to the committee on the judiciary.

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

Mr. Folger moved that the bill entitled “An act to amend the three hundred and ninety-ninth section of the Code of Procedure," be recommitted to the committee on the judiciary.

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

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 reduce the expenses of maintaining prisoners supported by the county of Oswego.

"An act to incorporate the New York Underwriters' Guild."

"An act to release the interest of the State in certain lands acquired through the alienage of Johu Magennis, to Barnard Murphy.

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

Mr. Campbell, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, 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 bills entitled as follows:

"An act in relation to raising moneys in the town of Homer, in the county of Cortland.”

"An act to enable the towns of Rutland and Le Roy, in the county of Jefferson, to raise money for building a bridge."

"An act to incorporate Gooderson Fire Engine Company No. 2, in the village of Winfield, in the county of Queens."

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

A message was received and read, from His Excellency the Governor, in the words following:

STATE OF NEW YORK-EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

ALBANY, February 4, 1867. To the Legislature:

Deeply impressed with a sense of the public loss, I announce to the Legislature the death of Washington Hunt, ex-Governor of New York. Honored by his fellow-citizens with election to distinguished offices, prominently identified with the administration of the Government of the State, this afflictive event is the occasion of common grief. Commanding alike in public position and private life the respect and confidence of a people familiar with his services and character, I recommend that fitting expression be given to these sentiments of consideration and regard.

R. E. FENTON. Mr. Crowley offered the following resolutions:

Resolved, That the Senate has heard with feelings of sadness of the death of the Hon. Washington Hunt, formerly Governor of this State, as well as a worthy incumbent of many offices of honor and trust in the State and Nation.

Resolved, that the condolence of the Senate be officially tendered to the family of the deceased, and that as a proper mark of respect for the memory of the departed, this Senate do now adjourn.

Resolved, That the Clerk be directed to send a copy of these resolutions to the family of the departed.

After remarks by Senators Crowley and H. C. Murphy, The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the adoption of said resolutions, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Whereupon the Senate adjourned.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1867.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. No clergyman present. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Wilbor presented two remonstrances against legalizing the acts of boards of supervisors of Dutchess county, to locate Hudson River Asylum, and taxing for the same, which were read and referred to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Sessions presented a petition of citizens of Olean, asking for an amendment of their village charter, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Williams presented a petition of citizens of Wayne county, for an increase of the salary of school commissioners, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Nicks presented seven petitions for breakwater and harbor at Watkins, which were read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Crowley presented a petition of P. G. Wadhams and 105 other citizens of Niagara county, asking for increased facilities upon the canals, railroads and rivers of the State, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Williams presented a petition of Mrs. T. M. Pomeroy and 42 ladies of Auburn, N. Y., for the building or a female house of refuge for girls on the State lands in the city of Rochester," which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Gibson presented a petition of citizens of Washington county, stockholders of the Union village and Johnsonville railroad, for leave to lay down a rail thereon less than 56 pounds in weight to the yard, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize Edward Cunard to take, hold and convey real estate," 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 for an act to prevent fishing with net or seine in Hoag's pond, reported by bill entitled "An act to amend an act for the preservation of fish in certain waters in Rensselaer county, passed May 1, 1865," 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. 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 Eclectic Association in the city of New York,' passed March 13, 1861,” 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 bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Elmira,' passed April 7, 1864," 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 enable Freeman A. Baker to convey certain

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