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town of Deerpark, in Orange county, to divide the third election district of said town," which was read ihe first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

"An act to declare the Black river, within certain limits, a public highway, and to prohibit the erection or maintenance of obstructions therein," which was read the first time, and by unauinous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

“An act in relation to the establishment of a Normal Training School in the village of Fredonia, Chautauqua county,” 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 provide for the completion of the unfinished business in the office of the surrogate of the county of Orange,” 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 Lorenzo Yates," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

“An act to provide for the transfer of certain indigent children of the county of Columbia, to the Hudson Orphan and Relief Association," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religicus societies.

"An act to legalize the proceedings of a special town meeting, held in the town of Little Valley, in Cattaraugus county, in the year 1866," 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 to the heirs-at-law of James Todd, deceased, all the estate, title and interest of the people of the State of New York, of, in and to certain real estate in the town of Rossie and county of St. Lawrence,” 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 draining and reclaiming wet lands in the town of Montgomery, 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.

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 amend an act to incorporate the village of Warsaw, passed March 17, 1860, so as to enable the trustees thereof to fix and prescribe fire limits therein."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the trustees of the Troy Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church,' passed

1864." "An act authorizing the trustees of the First Baptist Society of the village of Cazenovia, Madison county, to raise money upon its pews and sittings."

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

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 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."

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly. The Assembly returned the concurrent resolution for the appointment of a committee to investigate the management of the Inebriate Asylum, with a message that they had appointed as such committee on the part of the Assembly, Messrs. Vandenberg, Travis, Hoyt, Weed and Prince.

Also, the resolution for printing extra copies of the annual report of the Adjutant General, for the year 1866, with a message that they had concurred in the amendment of the Senate thereto.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolutions to the Assembly.
The Assembly sent for concurrence the following resolution:

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That the joint committee of the Senate and Assembly, appointed to investigate matters appertaining to the canals and the management thereof, and to examine into the conduct of those having charge of the canals in the past, or those having charge thereof at the present time, be permitted to set as such committee during the daily session of the Senate and Assembly; and that said committee be and they are hereby instructed to proceed to the discharge of their duties, without delay, and report the results of their investigations to the Legislature at the earliest possible day, and that the sessions of said committee be open to the public.”

By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, in order that said resolution might be considered immediately. Mr. H. C. Murphy moved to amend said resolution by striking out

ail after the word "Assembly” where it occurs the second time, and insert in lieu thereof the following: "and during the recess of the Legislature, and at such places as they may deem necessary."

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

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

By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and the Clerk ordered to return said resolution to the Assembly immediately, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, with an amendment.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Gibson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Pneumatic Dispatch Company, for the cities of New York and Brooklyn,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs,

By unanimous consent, Mr. Pierson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Mechanics' Savings Bank of Brooklyn,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

By unanimous consent Mr. Pierson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to provide for the building of bridges in the county of Suffolk,” 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. H. C. Murphy asked and obtained leave to to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the erection of free churches or chapels in certain cases,” 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. H. C. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act further to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to sewerage and drainage in the city of Brooklyn,' passed

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April 15, 1857; passed April 16, 1859,” 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. Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to nuncupative wills," 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 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 Mr. Humphrey, from said committee, reported progress on said bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Low moved that said bill be made the special order Monday evening next, at 7} o'clock.

Mr. Lent moved to make it “ Wednesday morning."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion of Mr. Lent, and it was decided in the negative.

Mr. H. C. Murphy moved to make it Tuesday, 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.

Mr. Pierson offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That Senate bill No. 92, being the bill entitled "An act to establish a Metropolitan Board of Public Works, and to declare the powers and duties thereof,” be recommitted to the committee on municipal affairs; that the same retain its place in special orders, and that the said committee are hereby instructed to again report the bill to the Senate on Tuesday morning next.

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

Mr. Folger offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Metropolitan Safe Deposit Company of the city of New York, for the safe keeping of valuables," be recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, and that the same if printed, be not placed on the files.

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

Mr. Williams offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committees on roads and bridges, and charitable and religious societies, be and are hereby authorized to employ one clerk, to serve on said committees.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, when the vote was as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
Kline
Low
Pierson

White
Bepnett
Lent
Parsons

Sessions Williams
Gibson

11 FOR THE NEGATIVE. E. Cornell Folger H. C. Murphy Wilbor

4 No quorum being present, on motion of Mr. Pierson, the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1867.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer hy Rev. Dr. Magoon.
The journal of Saturday was read and approved.

Mr. Low presented a petition of Catharine Conlan, for the release to her of the interest of the State in certain lands of which Bernard or Barney Conlan died seized; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to legalize the official acts of William Lengfield, as justice of the peace of the town of Chazy, Clinton county, New York," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. E. Cornell, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the Bank Department,' passed April 11, 1859,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Lent gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Mott Memorial Library of the city of New York.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "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, of which Bernard or Barney Conlan died seized, to Catharine Conlan," 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 Assembly sent for concurrence, the following resolution:

IN ASSEMBLY, March 4, 1867. Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That the Canal Commissioner in charge of the eastern division of the Erie Canal, be and he is hereby directed to require the contractor in charge of the canal between Albany and Troy, to bottom out, according to the terms of his contract for repairs of said canal, to its original depth, and to the width on the bottom required; the same to be done forthwith, so as to be ready for use on the opening of navigation the present season. By order.

LUTHER CALDWELL, Clerk. By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said resolution considered.

Mr. Low moved to lay said resolution upon the table.

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

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 authorize Edwin C. Bowen to establish and maintain a ferry across the Cayuga lake at Union Springs."

"An act authorizing the stockholders of the Brockport and Clarkson Plankroad Company to elect five directors.''

"An act for the more effectual prevention of cruelty to animals.”

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After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. La Bau, froni said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the two first named bills, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. La Bau, from the same committee, reported progress on the last named bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

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 amend the act passed April 11th, 1860, chapter 269, entitled 'An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations

for manufacturing, mining, mechanical and chemical purposes,' passed February 17, 1848."

"An act to amend sections 11 and 12 of an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Albany and Delaware Turnpike Company,' passed March 2, 1805."

"An act declaring the east branch of Conewango creek, known as Kendall creek, a public highway, and for other purposes."

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, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Wilbor, 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 to 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 amend an act entitled 'An act to facilitate the construction of the Southern Central Railroad, and to authorize towns to subscribe to the capital stock thereof,' passed April 7, 1866."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to improve the west part of the road formerly known as the Buffalo Plankroad in the county of Erie,' passed April 21, 1865."

"An act to alter the map or plan of the city of New York, by extend. ing Madison avenue."

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

Mr. Sessions, 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.

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 enable the board of education of Union Free School District No. 1, of the town of Tonawanda, Erie county, to borrow money to build a school house, and to issue the bonds. of the district therefor.

"An act authorizing and directing the common council of Buffalo to pay Jeremiah Mahoney, street commissioner of said city, certain amounts for livery and horse keeping, during the years 1866 and 1867.”

"An act to increase the salary of Gregory Ritt, one of the assessors of the city of Buffalo."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Williams, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of

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