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The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to fix the number and to provide for the election of aldermen, in the city of Rochester," 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 revive and continue in force, the charter of the Oswego Water Works Company," 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 declaring the east branch of Conewango creek, known as Kendall creek, a public highway, 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 commerce and navigation.

"An act for the consolidation of the Buffalo and State Line Railroad Company with the Erie and the North East Railroad Company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

"An act to incorporate the Laborers' Protective Union of West Troy," 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 sections eleven and twelve of an act entitled “An act to incorporate the Albany and Delaware Turnpike Company passed March 2, 1805," 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 consolidate the Jordan Academy and Free School District No. 4, in the town of Elbridge, in the county of Onondaga,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

"An act to prohibit the execution of criminals in the court houses of Orange 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 in relation to raising moneys in the town of Cortlandville, in the county of Cortland, for the purpose of aiding in the erection and furnishing of a Normal school building in said town," which was read the first time, and by 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 amend and consolidate the several acts in relation to the charter of the village of Penn Yan,'' 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 Fayetteville and Syracuse Plankroad Company to construct a railroad on and near its present route,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

"An act in relation to the minutes and records of the Surrogate's court of Albany 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 incorporate the German Mission House Association of the port 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 the judiciary. "An act for the relief of Thomas B. Clapp, late overseer of the poor

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of the town of Mount Morris, and to authorize the board of supervisors of Livingston to hear and pay his claim,” 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 providing for additional compensation to deputies, clerks and assistants, in the various departments of the State Government," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the public printing,' passed March 5, 1846,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on public printing.

"An act to more particularly define the duties of overseers of highways, and their appointment, in conformity with the provisions of chapter 522 of Laws of 1865," 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 authorize and require the construction of a bridge across the Delaware and Hudson canal, in the village of Port Jervis," which was read the first time and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto:

"An act to amend chapter 136 of Laws of 1857, and chapter 257 of the Laws of 1853, in relation to savings banks.”

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act authorizing the Brockport and Clarkson Plankroad Company to elect five directors," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. O'Donnell gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the registration of births, marriages, and deaths.

Mr. H. C. Murphy gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Nassau Railroad Company, Brooklyn.

Mr. Lent gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend "An act to incorporate the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Èpiscopal Church of the United States of America," passed May 13, 1846.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Godard asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 176 of the Laws of 1851, entitled 'An act to amend the law for the assessment and collection of taxes,'" was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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 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.”

"An act to establish and organize the Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane."

"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.”

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. O'Donnell, 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. O'Donnell, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the two last named bills, with amendments, 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 authorize the New York Protestant Episcopal Public School to exchange or sell certain gores of land situate in the Nineteenth ward of the city of New York."

"An act to more certainly define jurisdiction under chapter 339 of the Laws of 1859."

"An act to amend chapter 147 of the Laws of 1864, entitled 'An act to provide for the erection of a town ball in the town of Jamaica, in the county of Queens,' passed April 9, 1864."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Low, 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. Low, from the same committee, reported that they have made some amendments to the second named bill, and amended the title by adding thereto as follows: "in relation to courts of special sessions and police courts," and as amended, recommend its passage, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Low, 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.

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:

Assembly, "An act to authorize the laying out of a highway in the village of Waverly, town of Otto, county of Cattaraugus."

“An act to appropriate money for the purchase of objects of natural history for the State Cabinet.”

“An act in relation to the fare on the Grand Street and Newtown Railroad Company of Brooklyn.”

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Platt, 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 to a third reading.

Mr. Platt, 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. Platt, 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lent offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourns this day, it adjourn to meet on Monday evening, at 7} o'clock.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, 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 Edward Cunard to take, hold and convey real estate."

"An act to incorporate the Board of Domestic Missions of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the preservation of fish in certain waters in Rensselaer county,' passed May 1, 1865, and to extend the provisions thereof to Hoag's pond, in said county."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Wilbor, 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. Wilbor, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the two last named bills, with amendments, 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 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."

"An act to amend chapter 7, title 3, article 5, part 3 of the Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of depositions taken in this State, to be used in courts of other States and countries."

“An act to incorporate the Masonic Hall Association of Watertown."

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

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

On motion of Mr. O'Donnell, said bill was ordered printed.

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:

Assembly, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act to incorporate the village of Goshen,' passed March 26, 1866."

“An act to relieve the persons composing the Father Matthew Total Abstinence Benefit Society No. 1, of Brooklyn, and the person or persons holding a mortgage against the same."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. E. Cornell, 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 to a third reading.

Mr. E. Cornell, from the same committee, reported that they have made some amendments to the last named bill, and amended the title so as to read: “An act to confirm the incorporation of the Father Matthew Total Abstinence Benefit Society of South Brooklyn, and the acts of such society," and as amended, recommend its passage, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. White moved that the committee on literature be discharged from the further consideration of the Assembly bill entitled "An act in relation to raising moneys in the town of Cortlandville, in the county of Cortland, for the purpose of aiding in the erection and furnishing of a Normal School building in said town,” and that the same be referred to the committee on finance.

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

The President presented the annual report of the Canal Appraisers, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 33.) On motion of Mr. Low, the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1867—7O'CLOCK, P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Halley. The journal of Saturday was read and approved. Mr. Humphrey presented a petition of citizens of the town of Java, Wyoming county, praying for the passage of a law releasing certain lands to Bridget Carol an alien; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Low presented a petition of citizens of Sullivan county, for a law exempting from taxation, bonds issued in aid of New York and Oswego Midland Railroad; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Bennett presented two petitions for increasing the facilities for the transaction of business on the canals, railroads and rivers of this State; which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. E. Cornell presented a petition of eighty-four citizens of Ithaca, for increased facilities for canal transportation; which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to consolidate the Jordan Academy and Free School District No. 4, in the town of Elbridge in the county of Onondaga,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to improve west part of the road formerly known as the Buffalo Plank Road in the county of Erie,' passed April 21, 1865,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee oi the whole.

Mr. La Bau from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed, 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 vesting in the United States of America, jurisdiction over certain pieces of land in the village of West Troy, in the county of Albany."

"An act to incorporate the Board of Domestic Missions of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church.”

"An act to appropriate money for the purchase of objects of natural history for the State Cabinet."

"An act in relation to the fare on the Grand street and Newtown railroad company of Brooklyn."

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