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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1867.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
No clergyman present.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Lent presented a petition of justices of the supreme court, and members of the bar of the city of New York, asking for an increase of compensation to clerks employed in supreme court, and county clerk's office; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. T. Murphy presented a petition of John T. Hoffroan, mayor, and Richard O'Gorman, corporation counsel, for an act to authorize the reauditing of the bank claims as to certificates of indebtedness; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Gibson, from a majority of the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act relating to evidence in criminal prosecutions,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Gibson, from a majority of the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to legalize the acts of the board of town auditors of the town of Sempronius, Cayuga county, in auditing claims for money advanced to pay town bounties," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend the act to incorporate the * Rome Hydraulic Company,' passed April 9, 1855," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the relief of the Co-operative Iron Founders' Association of Troy," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the relief of Hezekiah L. Raymond," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was cotomitted to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to suits by and against joint stock companies and associations, passed April 7, 1849, and authorizing such companies and corporations to purchase and hold real estate," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read: "An act to authorize joint stock companies and associations to purchase and hold real estate, and to provide for an examination of their books by stockholders," and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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

Mr. Parsons, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of enlarged locks on the Erie and Oswego canals, and to provide the means to pay the expenses thereof,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act relative to certain documentary evidence," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 275, Laws of 1842, entitled 'An act to combine into one act the several acts relating to the city of Albany,'” 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 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," 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 Assenıbly bill entitled "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," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Lent, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Metropolitan Market Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Lent, from a majority of the committee on municipal affairs, to which was recommitted the bill entitled “An act to establish a Metropolitan Board of Public Works, and to declare the powers and duties thereof,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. La Bau from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed 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."

Also, as correctly re-engrossed:

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

Mr. Sessions, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act providing for additional compensation to deputy clerks and assistants, in the various departments of the State government,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, 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 the annual report of the Managers and Superintendent of the State Lunatic Asylum at Utica, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the annual report of the Managers and Superintendent of the State Lunatic Asylum at Utica, 3,000 copies for the use of the Managers--one thousand to be on fine paper.

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

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to constitute the village of Lowville, in the county of Lewis, a separate road district,' passed March 28, 1862, and to amend the charter of said village,' passed March 26, 1866,” with a message that they had passed the same with the following amendment:

Sec. 1, line 20, engrossed bill, after the word "situated " insert the following:

“Provided that any person may complain to the trustees in writing for any violation of this section, and on the recovery and collection of any such penalty therefor, the said trustees shall pay to the person or persons so first complaining, the one-half of the penalty so recovered and collected, and the trustees of said village shall have the authority to employ and pay an attorney or attorneys to prosecute action for the recovery of such penalties.".

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to concur in said amendment, 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 E. Cornell La Bau

Nicks

Sessions
Barnett
Crowley
Lent

O'Donnell Stanford
Bennett
Folger
Low
Parsons

Williams
Campbell Godard
H. C. Murphy Pierson

Wolcott
Chambers Humphrey T. Murphy Platt

Wood C. G. Cornell Kline

27 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in their amendment.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the following resolution:

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That when the Legislature adjourn on Friday the 15th instant, it shall be to Monday evening, Feb. 25th, at 73 o'clock.. Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.

Mr. Wolcott gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill giving consent of the State to the construction of a ship canal around the Falls of Niagara, by the National Government or by any company chartered for the purpose either by this State or by Congress.

Mr. Crowley gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the common council of the city of Lockport to build a house for the Hydrant Hose Company of that city.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Andrews asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the preservation of the fish called Otsego lake bass, in the Otsego lake, passed March 9, 1866,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Bennett asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing the trustees of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Cazenovia, Madison county, to raise money by assessment upon its pews and sittings ” 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. C. G. Cornell asked and obtained

leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to facilitate travel to the Central Park by authorizing the extension of certain railroads in Lexington avenue, and certain other streets and avenues in the city 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 railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to Metropolitan Police for the town of Newtown," 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. Pierson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the German Savings Bank, in the city of New York,' passed April 9, 1859,” 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. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Clinton Savings Institution of the city 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 banks.

The bill entitled "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," 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 E. Cornell La Bau

Nicks

Stanford Barnett Crowley Lent

Parsons

Wilbor
Bennett
Godard
Low
Pierson

Williams
Campbell Humphrey H. C. Murphy Platt

Wolcott
Chambers Kline
T. Murphy Sessions

Wood
C. G. Cornell

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

Mr. Low moved to take from the table the motion to reconsider the vote upon the bill entitled "An act to facilitate the construction of the New York and Oswego Midland Railroad, and to exempt from taxation town and city bonds used in the construction thereof."

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

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

Andrews
Barnett
Bennett
Campbell

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Chambers Low

Parsons
C. G. Cornell H. C. Murphy Platt
Godard

T. Murphy Sessions
Lent

O'Donnell Stanford

Wilbor
Wolcott
Wood

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FOR THE NEGATIVE,
Kline

Nicks
La Bau

Collins
Folger

Pierson

8 Crowley Gibson

The President then 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 C. G. Cornell T. Murphy Sessions

Williams
Barnett
Lent

O'Donnell Stanford Wolcott
Bennett
Low
Parsons

Sutherland Wood
Chambers H. C. Murphy Platt

Wilboi

19 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Campbell E. Cornell Folger

Kline

Nicks
Collins
Crowley Gibson

La Bau

Pierson 10 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Parsons offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the bill entitled "An act providing for the enlargement of the Erie canal locks, and making provision to pay for the same," be made the special order on Thursday 28th instant, immediately after the reading of the journal.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Williams moved that the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations, and to regulate the same,' passed April 2, 1850," 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Barnett moved to take from the table the concurrent resolution, in the words following:

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That when the Legislature adjourn on Friday the 15th instant, it be to Monday evening, Feb. 25th instant, at 74 o'clock.

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

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. Andrews Chambers Low

Pierson

Sutherland
Barnett
Collins

T. Murphy Sessions Wolcott
Bennett

C. G. Cornell O'Donnell Stanford Wood Campbell Godard

Parsons

FOR THE NEGATIVE.
E. Cornell Gibson

La Bau
Nicks

Wilbor
Crowley Humphrey Lent

Platt

Williams
Folger
Kline
H. C. Murphy

13 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. Gibson offered the following resolution:

Resolved, that the State Engineer be and is hereby requested to report to the Senate the supplemental report of Samuel McElroy, the engineer having special charge of the survey of the Hudson river improvement and Champlain canal enlargement, from tide water to Whitehall.

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

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