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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

O'Donnell

E. Cornell

Gibson

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Campbell Kline

Low
Platt

Stanford
Chambers La Bau

Parsons
Sessions

Wilbor
Folger

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

Mr. Folger presented a petition of citizens of Seneca county, for increased facilities in New York city for canal boats; which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Wolcott presented petitions on same subject; which were read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Messrs. T. Murphy, Pierson, Lent, C. G. Cornell and La Bau, presented petitions for granting to the Metropolitan Transit Company the right to construct proposed railways; which were read and referred to the com mittee on railroads.

Mr. Sessions presented a petition of citizens of Randolph, Cattaraugus county, for a law increasing the number of trustees of the Chamberlain Institute; which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Stanford presented two petitions of citizens of Middletown, Delaware county, for an appropriation to tunnel Pine Hill; which were read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Lent presented a petition of the Union Home and School for Children of Volunteers, for aid; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Also, a petition of Mount Sinai Hospital, for aid; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Crowley presented a petition of Fred’k Knoble, for relief; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Andrews presented a petition to exempt from taxation bonds issued for the Utica, Chenango and Susquehanna Valley Railroad; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Parsons presented a petition of Mrs. J. I. Nicks and other ladies of Elmira, for building a Female House of Refuge at Rochester; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Crowley presented a petition of Thomas Craine and others, for the incorporation of the Lockport Co-operative Association; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a petition of Erastus B. Weaver and others, for the appointment of commissioners to drain low lands in Cambria, Niagara county; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a petition of Mrs. N. A. Dunlap and other ladies of Lockport, for building a Female House of Refuge in Rochester; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

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Mr. Andrews presented a petition poß direotors of the Cherry Valley and Mohawk River Railroad Companol for leave to connect their road with the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad in the county of Schoharie; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. La Bau, from a majority of the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “Au'act in relation to the Metropolitan Police of the town of Newtown,"-reported that they have amended the title by adding thereto the words "in the county of Queens,” and as amended recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Felger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Trust Company of Onondaga,'reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title by adding thereto the words " by creating a new board of trustees, and extending the time to go into operation,” 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 bill entitled "An act to authorize the consolidation of corporations organized under the act entitied 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical or chemical purposes,' passed Feb. 17, 1848, or any of the acts amending or extending 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. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Safe Deposit Company of the city of Utica,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, 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 in relation to board of supervisors of Lewis county," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole..

Mr. Crowley, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act appointing Jesse P. Haines, Elijah C. O'Dell and Philetus R. Perry, commissioners for draining certain lands in the town of Royalton, county of Niagara," 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 following resolution:

Whereas, The neutrality laws are a brake upon the wheels of civilized liberty, opposed to the true American idea, and conceived under circumstances which have passed away; therefore,

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That we sympathize with every effort made by oppressed people to cast off the shackles of despotism; and that practical aid may be rendered in such direction, our Senators and Representatives in Congress are requested to assist the consummation of propositions mapped out by Hon. N. P. Banks, in his elaborate report to the last National Congress.

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That a duly attested copy of the foregoing preamble and resolution be transmitted to our Senators and Representatives in Congress for immediate action thereon.

Ordered, That said resolutions be laid on the table.
Also, the following resolution:

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That the Chief of the Bureau of Military Statistics be authorized to permit Mr. Thomas Nast (artist), to [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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make studies of the Ellsworth memorials, now deposited in the Bureau, for the purpose of painting a pingure of the * Death of Ellsworth."

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.
Also, the following resolution:

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That 500 extra copies of the annual report of the Trustees of the New York State Institution for the Blind, be printed for the use of the officers of that institution.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing

The Assembly returned the resolution relative to granting pensions to the surviving soldiers of the war of 1812, with a message that they have passed the same, with the following amendment:

Strike out the words “in Congress be instructed and our Representatives,” and insert in lieu thereof the words, “and Representatives in Congress."

Mr. Kline moved that the Senate concur in said amendment.

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

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

The Assembly returned the resolution relative to appointing a committee to investigate the management of the New York State Inebriate Asylum, with a message that they have concurred in the amendments made thereto by the Senate.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly:
The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows:

“An act in relation to salaries of justices of the justices' court of 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 the judiciary.

Mr. Lent gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill authorizing the New York Society for the Relief of Ruptured and Crippled, to hold real and personal estate.

Mr. Collins gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill appointing assessors for the village of West Troy.

Mr. Andrews gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to facilitate the construction of the Cooperstown and Susquehanna Valley Railroad.

Also, a bill authorizing the directors of the Cherry Valley and Mohawk River Railroad Company to connect their road with the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad, in the county of Schoharie.

Also, a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to authorize the North American Life Insurance Company to make special deposits of securities in the Insurance Department.

Mr. Parsons gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill authorizing the Canal Board to construct a swing-bridge across the Erie canal on Exchange street, Rochester.

Also, a bill amending an act relative to the taxing of dogs in the city of Rochester.

Mr. C. G. Cornell gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the New York and Brooklyn Passenger and Baggage Company.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Gibson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to regulate the location of hospitals," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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By unanimous consent, Mr. Pierson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Brooklyn City Bank for Savings,” 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. Wolcott asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act granting consent of the State of New York for the construction of a ship canal around the Falls of Niagara,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

By unanimous consent Mr. Parsons asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to plank-roads and turnpikeroads,” 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Platt asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to probibit further interments in the old burying-yard at Champlain village,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr, La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the town of Hempstead, Queens county, to sell their common lands,” 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the mode and manner of electing town and other officers at annual elections to be held in and for the several towns in the county of Richmond,” 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to allow the overseers of highways of the county of Orange, to assess highway labor to remove snow drifts," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee ou roads and bridges.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the charter of the village of Middletown,' passed March 1, 1866," 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. Low moved that the bill entitled "An act to establish a Metropolitan Board of Public Works, and to declare the powers and duties thereof.” be made the special order on Friday next, after the third reading of bills.

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 order of business of general orders having been reached, the President stated the question to be the motion pending upon the adjournment yesterday, being upon the amendment offered by Mr. Gibson to the bill entitled “An act to authorize the construction of a railroad in Christopher street, and other streets and avenues in the city of New York,” providing that said company shall not be allowed to charge more than four cents to passengers not furnished with seats.

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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. C. G. Cornell, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1867.

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

The President announced as the select committee, on the part of the
Senate, to investigate the management of the New York State Inebriate
Asylum, Messrs. E. Cornell, O'Donnell and Chambers.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of the special order, being the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to provide for a convention to revise and amend the Constitution.''

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and announced the executive session.

Mr. H. C. Murphy moved that the executive session be postponed until 2 o'clock P. m.

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 resumed the consideration of the special order, pending at the time of going into executive session, being the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to provide for a convention to revise and amend the Constitution."

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

Mr. Gibson moved that said bill be made the special order for to-morrow, under "special orders."

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 President presented the report of the Commissioners of the Canal Fund, in answer to the resolution of the Senate of the 15th instant, relative to enlarging locks; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 40.) Mr. Folger offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That 1,500 copies of said report be printed; 1,000 for the Senate, and 500 for the Comptroller.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing

The President presented a communication from the Metropolitan Board of Health, relative to Quarantine; which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Also, a communication from the State Engineer and Surveyor, in reply to a resolution of the Senate, requesting report of Samuel McElroy rela

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