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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1867.

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

Mr. Lent presented two petitions of owners and lessees of real estate on Broadway, in the city of New York, for the passage of an act to anthorize the construction of an underground railway beneath the surface of Broadway, from the Battery to the Central Park; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. E. Cornell presented a petition for the better protection of seamen; which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Folger presented a remonstrance from supervisors of Ontario Cd., against any appropriation for a new capitol; which was read and referied to the committee on finance.

Mr. Barnett presented eight petitions from 700 citizens of Chenango Co., for State aid to New York and Oswego Midland Railroad; which was laid on the table.

Mr. Crowley presented a petition of E. M. Nichols and 70 others, of Lockport, for the repeal of canal contract system; which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Chambers presented a petition of inhabitants of Ulster county, for an appropriation to tunnel Pine Hill; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to authorize the rector, church wardens and vestrymen of the Church of the Intercession, in the county and city of New York, to take and hold real estate by devise, and to fix the value of real and personal estate to be held by said corporation,' passed April 16, 1864,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments.

Mr. La Bau moved that said bill 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. Pierson, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act declaring the east branch of Conewango creek, known as Kendall creek, a public highway, and for other purposes," 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 Assembly bill entitled “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 1864,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. O'Donnell, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to promote the further collection of the tax for the introduction of gas in Richmend and

to refund the same," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Williams, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations and to regulate the same,' passed April 2, 1850," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Wolcott, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the public printing,' passed March 5, 1846,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Wolcott, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the Board of Commissioners of Public Charities and Corrections, reported in favor of the adoption of 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 Corrections, be printed for the use of said board.

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

Mr. Wolcott, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the Metropolitan Board of Health, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That 500 extra copies of the report of the Metropolitan Board of Health, be printed for the use of said board.

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

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

Resolved, That 500 copies of the report, with accompanying documents of the select committee on railroads in the city of New York, be printed for the use of the Senate, and 500 for the use of the committee.

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

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to enable the board of education of Union School of Tonawanda to build school house,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "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," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act authorizing and directing the common council of the city of Buffalo, to pay to Jeremiah Mahoney, street commissioner of said city, certain amounts for livery and horse keeping during the years 1866 and 1867," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was

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referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to increase the salary of Gregory Ritt, one of the assessors of the city of Buffalo," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to fix the number and to provide for the election of aldermen in the city of Rochester," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

Mr. Parsons moved that said bill be referred to the first committee of the whole, not full.

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. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to revive and continue in force the charter of the Oswego Waterworks Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

Mr. Wolcott moved that said bill be referred to the first committee of the whole, not fuil.

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. Lent, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the petition of citizens of New York, for the extension of Madison avenue in said city, reported by bill entitled "An act to alter the map or plan of New York, by opening Madison avenue,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and coinmitted 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 to facilitate the construction of the Southern Central Railroad," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to amend the act entitled 'An act in relation to the Utica, Chenango and Susquehanna Valley Railroad Company, empowering it to apply for appraisal of land on complying with certain conditions,' passed April 18, 1866," 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 distributing certain bounty moneys in the town of Little Valley, county of Cattaraugus,” 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 the sale and conveyance of certain lands, owned by Emma Jane Baker, an infant,” 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 making an appropriation to provide for a deficiency in the appropriation for the repairs and maintenance of the canals during the fiscal year, commencing on the first day of October, 1866,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

“An act to authorize the town of Le Roy, in the county of Genesee, to raise ten thousand dollars for the benefit of The Le Roy Academic Institute, ?" 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 authorize the common council of the city of Newburgh to enlarge, alter and improve the waterworks of said city, and to acquire the title to lands, lakes, ponds, springs and streams of water, and to raise money upon the bonds of the said city therefor,” 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 in relation to a stenographic reporter for the circuit courts, courts of oyer and terminer and special terms of the 5th judicial district,” 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 provide for the security and payment of certain indebtedness of the town of Onondaga, 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 the judiciary.

"An act to authorize the common council of the city of Utica to borrow and disburse money for city purposes, and to levy and collect a tax to pay the same," 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 release to Julia Conners, the estate, right, title and interest of the people of the State of New York, of, in and to a certain piece of land, situate in the town of Brighton, and county of Monroe," 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 release the right, title and interest of the people of the State of New York, of, in and to certain real estate, to Winney Madden," 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 section 8 of chapter 455 of Laws of 1847, concerning highways,'' 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 define the objects of the New York State Institution for the Blind, and to provide for its management,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies. '

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

"An act to legalize and confirm the official acts of James Taylor, of the town of Luzerne, Warren county, as commissioner of highways."

"An act to extend the time for the completion of the Lebanon Springs Railroad."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the New York Commercial Association,' passed April 19, 1862."

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

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Metropolitan Market 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. C. G. Cornell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the Second Avenue Railroad Company, in the city of New York, to extend their present track in Second avenue and other streets in said city," which was read

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the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Collins asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 275 of the Laws of 1842, entitled 'An act to combine into one act the several acts relating to the city of Albany,'” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Kline moved that the bill entitled "An act authorizing the trustees of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Caughnawaga, in the village of Fonda, Montgomery county, to raise money upon its pews and sittings,” be referred to the first committee of the whole, not full.

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. T. Murphy offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on insurance be instructed to ascertain and report to the Senate what measures it may be necessary to adopt to protect property in the city of New York from destruction by fire.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lent gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce à bill to incorporate the Clinton Savings Institution of the city of New York.

Mr. White moved that the committee on literature be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled “An act to amend an act passed April 19, 1862, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Ten Broeck Free Academy, contained in chapter 353 of the Session Laws of 1862,'” and that the same be referred 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.

Mr. Nicks moved that the bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the city of Elmira,” be referred to the first committee of the whole, not full.

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 then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and

proceeded to the consideration of general orders.

After some time spent therein, the hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the President resumed the chair, and the Senate went into executive session-after which, the doors were opened and legislative business resumed.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and resumed the consideration of general orders, pending at the time of going into executive session, being the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to incorporate the New York Bridge Company, for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a bridge over the East river, between the cities of New York and Brooklyn.”.

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

On motion of Mr. H. C. Murphy, the Senate adjourned,

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