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majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof,
and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

FOR TEE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
E. Cornell Kline

T. Murphy Sutherland
Bennett
Gibson
La Bau
Nicks

White
Campbell Godard

Lent
Pierson

Wilbor
Chambers Humphrey Low

Platt

Woleott Collins

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

The bill entitled “An act to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to highways," 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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. Andrews Collins

Kline

H. C. Murphy Sutherland
Barnett
E. Cornell La Bau

T. Murphy

White
Bennett
Gibson
Lent
Nicks

Wilbor
Campbell Godard

Low
Platt

Wolcott
Chambers Humphrey

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

The bill entitled “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,'” 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.
Barnett
E. Cornell La Bau

T. Murphy Sutherland
Bennett
Gibson
Lent
Nicks

White
Campbell Godard

Low
Platt

Wilbor
Chambers Humphrey H. C. Murphy Stanford Wolcott
Collins
Kline

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

The bill entitled "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," 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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
Gibson
La Bau

T. Murphy Sutherland
Bennett
Godard
Lent
Nicks

White
Campbell Humphrey Low

Platt

Wilbor Chambers Kline

H. C. Murphy Stanford Wolcott Collins

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

The bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 236 of the Laws of 1859, in relation to the redemption of the notes of closing banks," 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
Collins
Humphrey Low

Platt
Bennett E. Cornell Kline

Nicks

Sutherland Campbell Gibson

La Bau

O'Donnell Wilbor
Chambers Godard

Lent
Pierson

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

Mr. Gibson called for the consideration of the preamble and resolution from the Assembly, in the words following:

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 inland 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 Columbia 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 coutinent, 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 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 resolution to each of our Senators and Members in Congress at as early a day as possible.

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

By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and the Clerk ordered to return said resolution to the Assembly immediately, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment.

Mr. Barnett called for the consideration of the resolutions from the Assembly, as follows:

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That we heartily approve of the action

of Congress for their prompt action in passing the District of Columbia suffrage bill over the President's veto.

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That His Excellency the Governor be requested to transmit to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress, a copy of the foregoing resolution.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
Gibson
La Bau
Nicks

Stanford
Bennett
Godard
Lent

O'Donnell White
Campbell Humphrey Low

Pierson

Wilbor
Collins
Kline
T. Murphy Platt

Wolcott
E. Cornell

21 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Chambers H. C. Murphy Sutherland

3 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. Pierson moved that when the Senate adjourns to-day, it adjourn until Monday evening next, at 74 o'clock.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
Collins
H. C. Murphy Nicks

Sutherland
Campbell Kline
T. Murphy Pierson

Wolcott
Chambers Lent

12
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Bennett
Godard
Low
Platt

White
E. Cornell Humphrey O'Donnell Stanford Wilbor
Gibson
La Bau

12 Mr. Gibson offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Canal Board is hereby requested to send to the Senate the report directed to be made to said board by the State Engineer, of the survey of the Hudson river to Fort Edward, and the Champlain canal enlargement from tidewater to Whitehall.

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

The President announced the following committee on the part of the Senate, upon the resolution relative to investigation into the management of the canals of the State:

Messrs. Stanford, Gibson and H. C. Murphy.

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 prohibit the employment of conductor, engineer, brakeman or switchman, by railroad companies, who shall make use of intoxicating liquors as a beverage.

"An act to authorize the construction of a railroad from Hunter's Point to Flushing, in Queens county."

"An act authorizing the Middletown, Unionville and Water Gap Railroad Company,' to use fifty pound iron rail."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Humphrey, from said committee, reported that they have made some amendments to the first named bill, and amended the title so as to read: "An act to prohibit the employment by corporations, or persons carry

letow

ing passengers for hire, of any conductor, engineer, brakeman, switchman or other employee, who shall make use of intoxicating liquors as a beverage," and as amended, recommend its passage; which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Humpbrey, 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 bill 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 for the benefit of the holders of the mortgage bonds of the Plattsburgh and Montreal Railroad Company."

"An act to amend the charter of the Germania Life Insurance Company."

"An act to anthorize the construction of an iron bridge over the Champlain canal, on Broad street, in the village of Waterford, in the county of Saratoga."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. La Bau, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said 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 amend the charter of "The President, Directors and Company of the Susquehanna Turnpike Road,' and to regulate the tolls thereon."

"An act to revive and continue in force chapter 616 of the Laws enacted in 1857, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Chenango Valley Savings Bank."

“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."

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

On motion of Mr. Bennett and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the trustees of School District No. 16, in the town of Newstead, Erie county, to borrow money," 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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
E. Cornell La Bau

T. Murphy Stanford
Bennett Gibson

Lent

O'Donnell Sutherland
Campbell Godard

Low
Pierson

White
Chambers Humphrey H. C. Murphy Platt

Wilbor
Collins
Kline -

22 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment.

:

Mr. T. Murphy moved that the bill entitled "An act relating to the powers

and duties of the Commissioners of Central Park,” 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. Gibson moved that the Senate adjourn.

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

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

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. H. C. Murphy, from the committee of the whole, reported no quorum present.

Mr. H. C. Murphy moved a call of the Senate.
Mr. Gibson moved that the Senate do now adjourn.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion to adjourn, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
E. Cornell Kline

T. Murphy Wilbor
Chambers Gibson

Low
Platt

9
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Campbell Humphrey H. C. Murphy Pierson Sutherland
Collins
La Bau

O'Donnell Stanford White
Godard
Lent

12 Mr. H. C. Murphy moved that the Senate resolve itself into a committee of the whole.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, 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 bill entitled as follows;

"An act relating to the powers and duties of the Commissioners of the Central Park."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. H. C. Murphy, from said committee, reported progress on said bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

On motion of Mr. O'Donnell, the Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1867.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Russell.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. O'Donnell presented two petitions of citizens of Albany, for age of excise law for the capital police district, which were read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Lent presented the petition of Wm. B. Astor, John J. Cisco, Ames R. Eno, Henry F. Vail and others, tax-payers in the city of New York, for the regulation of salaries in Tax Receiver's office, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

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