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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 towu 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:

"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 redeinption 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, froin 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 hun. dred 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 our 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

country is demanded by every consideration of sound policy, with a view to the easy and early liquidation of our national debt; therefore,

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That our Senators and members in Congress be requested to advocate the passage of an act granting such government aid to the Northern Pacific railway, as will secure its early construction and completion.

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the Governor of the State be requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolutions to each of our Senators and members in Congress, at as early a day as possible.

Ordered, That said resolutions be laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Sessions, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1867.

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

Mr. Wolcott, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the concurrent resolution to print extra copies of the annual report of the Prison Association of New York, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That there be printed of the annual report of the Prison Association of New York, 1500 copies for the use of the association, 250 of which shall be bound in muslin.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, 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 the passage of the same, without amendment.

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

"An act to incorporate the 'New York Underwriters' Guild.'”
"An act to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to highways."

"An act to provide for the manner of payment of the Boards of Health in the county of Wayne."

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

"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 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.

Mr. Collins, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to construct a harbor and break-water at the junction of the Chemung canal with the Seneca lake,” reported in favor of (SexATE JOURNAL.]

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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 public health and medical societies and colleges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Metropolitan Medical and Surgical Institute," 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 amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to railroads, held under lease,' passed April 12, 1855," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. O'Donnell, from the committee on internal affiairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate Clinton Engine Fire Company No. 1, of the village of Hobart, in the town of Stamford, and county of Delaware," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

By unanimous consent Mr. Parsons asked and obtained leave to introduce a bili entitled "An act to incorporate the Mechanics Savings Bank of Rochester,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Collins asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the act and the title thereof, entitled 'An act authorizing the Canal Commissioner to open the stone drain along the berme bank of the Erie canal, from the north side of Earl street in the village of West Troy, to the culvert next south of the same;' passed May 4, 1866,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. O'Donnell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act amending an act authorizing the Canal Board to construct a highway bridge over the Black river improvement, between the towns of Denmark and Crogban, in the county of Lewis, passed May 12, 1865, passed April 10, 1866," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Platt asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to consolidate school districts Nos. 1, 2 and 5, of the town of Plattsburg, into a free union single district, and to vest the government thereof and of the academy therein, in a board of education,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Sutherland asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to release the interest of the State in certain lands purchased by Achille Begoden, an alien,” 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. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors within the Metropolitan Police District of the State of New York,' passed April 14, 1866,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Gibson asked and obtained leave

to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the board of trustees of the village of Greenbush, county of Rensselaer, to raise money by tax on the real and personal property of said village, to purchase a steam fire engine,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Gibson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to further secure the people of this State against personal servitude," 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. Sutherland asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the construction of an experimental line of railway in the counties of New York and Westchester," 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 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," having been announced for a third reading,

On motion of Mr. Pierson, and by unanimous consent, said bill was amended by striking out in section 3 the words " and may bring or direct the bringing or defending of suits or proceedings in the name of the city of Brooklyn, which may be necessary to effect the performance of such contract or the purpose of this act,” and insert in lieu thereof the words "and all suits or proceedings in relation to the same, shall be brought or defended in the name of the city of Brooklyn.”

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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Barnett
Gibson
La Bau
T. Murphy

Sutherland
Bennett Godard

Lent
Nicks

White
Campbell Humphrey Low

Pierson

Wilbor
Collins
Kline
H. C. Murphy Platt

Wolcott
E. Cornell

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The bill entitled "An act to provide for the manner of payment of the boards of health in the county of Wayne," having been announced for a third reading,

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Barnett, said bill was amended as follows:

Section 1, after the word “Wayne," insert the words "and Chenango."

Also, after the word "towns," in 4th line, insert the words "and incorporated villages."

Change the word “ town,” wherever it occurs, to “ towns."

Amend the title so as to read “An act to provide for the manner of payment of the boards of health in the counties of Wayne and Chenango."

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

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