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The Assembly sent for concurrence the following resolution:

IN ASSEMBLY, Feb. 6, 1867. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That there be printed of the annual report of the Prison Association of New York, 1,500 copies for the use of the Association, 250 of which shall be bound in muslin. By order,

LUTHER CALDWELL, Clerk. Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing.

Mr. Gibson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill relative to the Co-operative Founders Association of Troy.

Also, a bill to secure the people of this State against personal servitude.

Also, a bill to authorize the village of Greenbush to purchase a steam fire engine.

Mr. Stanford gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to appoint commissioners to appraise and acquire title to lands for a suitable site for an armory in the city of Schenectady."

Mr. Collins gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the act and the title thereof, entitled "An act authorizing the Canal Commissioners to open the stone drain along the berm bank of the Erie canal, in the village of West Troy."

Mr. Platt gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to consolidate school districts Nos. 1, 2 and 5, of the town of Plattsburgh, into a free union single district, and to vest the government thereof and of the academy therein, in a board of education.

Mr. T. Murphy gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the Association of City Railroad Companies, and for the incorporation of the same.

By unanimous consent, Mr. H. C. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the Manhattan Railway Company to construct certain railway tunnels in the city of New York,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. H. C. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act relative to certain documentary evidence," 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. Pierson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Jerome Park Villa Site and Improvement Company," 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. Pierson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to confer additional powers on the American Jockey Club," 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. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the act passed February 17, 1848, entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical or chemical purposes,'” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on manufactures.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Sutherland asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the construction of a railway and tracks in the towns

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of West Farms and Morrisania,' passed May 2, 1863," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Crowley asked and obtained leave to introdace a bill entitled "An act appointing Jesse P. Haines, Elijah C. Odell and Philetus R. Perry, commissioners for daining certain lands in the town of Royaltan, county of Niagara," 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. Bennett asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to improve the west part of the road formerly known as the Buffalo plankroad, in the county of Erie,'” 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 extend the time for the construction of the West Shore railway,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. O'Donnell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to secure the safe construction and management of railroads," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

The bill entitled "An act to incorporate The Samaritan Home for the aged of the city of New York,'” 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 E. Cornell Lent

O'Donnell White
Barnett
Humphrey Low

Wilbor
Bennett
Kline

T. Murphy Stanford Williams
Campbell La Bau

Nicks

Sutherland Wolcott Chambers

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

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 associations, corporations and individuals, in the county of Ulster,'' having been announced for a third reading,

Mr. Barnett moved to recommit said bill 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 bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to taxes and assessments in the city of New York, and to amend the several acts in relation thereto,' passed April 14, 1859,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 Crowley T. Murphy Platt

White
Bennett
Humphrey Nicks

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Wilbor
Campbell Lent

O'Donnell Stanford Wolcott
Collins
Low
Pierson

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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Folger
Gibson
Kline
La Bau

H. C. Murphy 5 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. O'Donnell offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Canal Board be respectfully requested to inform the Legislature by what authority and for what reasons they have deemed it necessary to employ counsel to proceed to Washington, to represent the interests of the State in the matter of the Niagara Ship canal, the amount of expense, if any, incurred in employing counsel, and from what fund said counsel is to be paid, and any other information relating to this matter they may see fit to communicate.

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

Mr. Lent offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That 300 extra copies of the annual report for the year 1866, of the Board of Commissioners of Public Charities and Correction, be printed for the use of said board.

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

Mr. Folger offered the following resolution:

Resolved, that the Clerk of the Senate be directed to have bound as one volume, the copies on hand of the documents in the case of the county judge of Oneida county, together with Senate Document No. 48 of 1866, and that he distribute the same as follows: One copy to each member of the Legislature, one copy to each State officer, one copy to each law library in the State, one copy to each of the judges of the court of appeals and justices of the supreme court, one copy to each county clerk's office in the State, and fifty copies to the State Library.

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

Mr. Wolcott moved to take from the table the question of concurring in the amendment of the Assembly, to the resolution relative to printing the report of the Regents of the University.

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

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

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in their amendment thereto.

Mr. T. Murphy offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That five hundred extra copies of the report of the Metropolitan Board of Health, be printed for the use of said board.

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

Mr. Lent moved that the bill entitled "An act to establish a Metropolitan Board of Public Works, and to declare the powers and duties thereof," be recommitted to the committee on municipal affairs, to retain its place on general orders.

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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 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."

"An act to provide for the manner of payment of the boards of health in the county of Wayne.".

"An act to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to highways."

"An 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 and 1864, and paid or collected upon that portion of their capital stock invested in securities of the United States, by law exempt from taxation."

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

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

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

Mr. Folger moved to recommit said bill to the committee on the judiciary, with instructions to report a general bill, and that said motion be laid upon the table.

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

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 extension of Central road or avenue, in the county of Westchester, from its terminus at or near Wood Lawn Cemetery, in the town of Yonkers, to a point at or near the village of White Plains.”

"An act to authorize the towns of Morrisania and West Farms to widen, make, extend and improve a highway in said towns, to be called the Southern Boulevard.'”

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

Mr. Gibson, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. O'Donnell moved that the bill entitled "An act to amend title 9, part 1, Chapter 20 of the Revised Statutes," be considered in 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 again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

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"An act to authorize Edwin C. Bowen to establish and maintain a ferry across the Cayuga Lake at Union Springs."

"An act to amend chapter 236 of the Laws of 1859, in relation to the redemption of the notes of closing banks."

An act to amend title 9, part 1, chapter 20 of the Revised Statutes."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Kline, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, with amendments.

Mr. Williams moved to recommit said bill to the committee on commerce and navigation, with instructions to restore the 6th section stricken out in committee of the whole, and report the same complete.

Mr. Pierson moved to lay the bill on the table.

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

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

Mr. O'Donnell moved that said bill be re-printed, as amended.

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

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment, to wit:

"An act to authorize the board of supervisors of Ontario county to raise money by tax to pay for the support of certain children at the Ontario Orphan Asylum, and also to raise money by tax for the use of said asylum."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

The Assembly returned the resolution for an investigation into frauds in management of canals, with a message that they had concurred in the amendment of the Senate thereto. The Assembly sent for concurrence the following resolution:

In ASSEMBLY, Feb. 7, 1867. Whereas, the State of New York, having within her borders the commercial metropolis of the nation, is geographically situated at the foot of the great chain of iniand lakes, with her eastern boundary resting upon the Atlantic ocean, and is therefore deeply interested in all questions which affect the commerce of the lakes; and whereas, it is ascertained that an inter-oceanic communication across the continent can be established between the city of New York, on the Atlantic, and the mouth of the Columbia, on the Pacific, by the construction of the North ern Pacific railway from the eastern boundary of Lake Superior, thus combining seventeen hundred miles of cheap water lines (to wit: thirteen hundred miles of river, canal and lakes, on the east, and four hundred miles of the navigable waters of the Columblia river, on the west),

, with fourteen hundred miles of railway intermediate; and whereas, this combined water and railway communication, though situated in the 46th degree of north latitude, passes through a rich agricultural and mineral country, with a climate as temperate as that of Northern Pennsylvania, and must, therefore, forever afford the cheapest mode of transit across the continent, thus securing to our State the great flow of trade which must in the future inevitably sweep across vur territory between Eastern and Southern Asia on the one side, and Western Europe on the other; and whereas, the speedy development of the vast resources of our great

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