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tion 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.

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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, 1867–71 O'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 bi 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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“An act to authorize the New York Protestant Episcopal Publc School to exchange or sell certain gores of land situate in the 19th ward of the city of New York.

"An act to amend chapter one hundred and forty-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-four, entitled “An act to provide for the erection of a town hall in the town of Jamaica, in the county of Queens, passed April 9, 1864.

"An act to more certainly define jurisdiction under chapter 339 of the Laws of 1859, in relation to courts of special sessions, courts of sessions and police courts."

"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 authorize Edward Cunard to take, hold and convey real estate,"

An act to transfer to the trustees of the Hebron Cemetery Associa* tion, the possession and control of the burying ground near the residence of Benjamin Rodgers, in said town."

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

"An act to prohibit the employment by corporations or persons carry ing passengers for hire, of any conductor, engineer, brakeman, switchman or other employee, who shall make use of intoxicating liquors as a beverage."

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

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

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

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

"An act for the benefit of the holders of the mortgage bonds of the Plattsburgh and Montreal Railroad Company."

Also, as correctly re-engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to provide for the manner of payment of the boards of health in the counties of Wayne and Chenango."

"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."

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

“An act appointing railroad commissioners of the town of Johnstown, and modifying their powers and duties,” 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 amend 'An act for the 'incorporation of the Skaneateles Railroad Company, and to authorize the same to construct and operate a railroad from the village of Skaneateles to Skaneateles Junction,' passed April 17, 1866," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

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"An act to direct the employmunt of a stenographer for the county court and court of sessions in and for the county of Kings, and the surrogate's court of said 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.

Mr. White gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the act to incorporate the Trust Company of Onondaga.

Mr. Bennett gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the common council of the city of Buffalo, to publish the proceedings of the common council in a German newspaper.

Mr. Wilbor gave notice that he would, at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to build the Bulkhead Railroad in the city of New York.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. O'Donnell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the registration of births, marriages and deaths," which 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 to regulate the transportation of inflammable substances on railroads."

"An act to amend an act to prevent the introduction and spread of the disease known as Rinderpest, and for the protection of the flocks and herds of sheep and cattle in this State from destruction by this and other infectious diseases, passed April 20, 1866."

"An act in relation to the compensation of assessors in the town of Oswegatchie, county of St. Lawrence."

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

Mr. Stanford, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second pamed bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading:

Mr. Stanford, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, 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 authorizing the Union Village and Johnsonville Railroad Company to use fifty pound iron rail."

Assembly, “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to erect the village of Middleburgh into a separate road district,' passed April 7, 1859."

Assembly, "An act to make the town of Chester a part of the second school commissioner's district of Orange county."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Bennett, 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 authorizing the Union Village and Johnsonville railroad Company to use forty-six pound iron rail, and to authorize them to charge a rate of fare pot exceeding six cents per mile," and as amended, recommend its passage, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Bennett, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage

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