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the bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of enlarged locks upon the Erie and Oswego canals, and to provide the means to pay the expense thereof," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Parsons moved that said bill be made the special order Thursday next, immediately after the reading of the journal.

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.

On motion of Mr. Kline, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1867.

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

Mr. Lent presented a remonstrance against the passage of an act to amend an act entitled "An act relative to the sheriff certificates upon the sale of real estate;" which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Barnett presented a petition of 600 citizens of Homer, Cortland county, for authority to borrow money on the credit of said town to rebuild their academy; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Wolcott presented twelve petitions of citizens of New York, for the passage of a law securing increased facilities for the transaction of business connected with the canals, railroads and rivers of this State; which were read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Low presented a petition of citizens and trustees, resident taxpayers of the village of Goshen, for the passage of Assembly bill No. 51; which was laid on the table.

Also, two remonstrances of citizens of New York city, against laying railroad tracks in Mercer street; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Lent presented a remonstrance in regard to alteration of the charter of the city of Poughkeepsie; which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Folger presented a petition of citizens of Seneca Falls, for a law relating to schools in that town; which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. E. Cornell presented a remonstrance against a city charter for Binghamton; which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Platt presented a petition of citizens of Plattsburgh, for enlargement of Champlain canal; which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. O'Donnell, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Ellsworth Hose Company No. 5, of the town of Castleton, in the county of Richmond," 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 incorporate the Cataract Fire Engine Company No. 2, in the town of Castleton, county of Richmond," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Barnett, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the act to provide for the incorporation of religious societies, passed April 5, 1813," 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 alliairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act changing the name of the town of Port Crane, in the county of Broome, to Fenton,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bili 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 establish the number necessary to constitute a quorum in certain cases," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: An act to fix the number necessary to form a quorum of the board of excise in and for the Metropolitan Police District of the State of New York, excepting and excluding the county of Westchester," and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Andrews and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill 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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Andrews Crowley Humphrey Low

Sessions
Bennett
Folger
Kline
Parsons

Stanford
Collins
Gibson
La Bau
Pierson

Williams
E. Cornell Godard

Lent
Platt

Wolcott 20

FOR THE NEGATIVE,

Wood

1 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, with amendments.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the raising and repairing of a public highway in the town of Flushing, in the county of Queens,' passed April 4, 1865," 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 confirming the election and official acts of Walter Tefft, as an assessor of the town of Moriah, in the county of Essex,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments.

On motion of Mr. Platt and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said bill 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:

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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Andrews Gibson

Low
Pierson

Sutherland
Bennett
Godard
H. C. Murphy Platt

White
E. Cornell Humphrey O'Donnell Sessions

Williams Crowley Kline

Parsons

Stanford Wolcott
Folger
La Bau

22 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, with amendments.

Mr. La Bau, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

"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" “An act for the relief of Hezekiah L. Raymond."

"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.'

"An act for the relief of the Children's Aid Society of the city of New York, and in aid of the industrial schools thereof."

"An act to amend the act and the title thereof, entitled 'An act authorizing the Canal Commissioners to open the stone drain along the berme bank of the Erie canal, from the north side of Earl street, in the village of West Troy, to the culvert next south of the same, passed April 4, 1866."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'Au act to condense and amend the several acts incorporating or relating to the village of Skaneateles,' passed April 16, 1857.

"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 to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America,' passed May 13, 1846."

"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 in the town of Java, Wyoming county, to Bridget Carroll."

"An act to incorporate "The Mechanics' Savings Bank of Rochester.'

"An act appointing Jesse P. Haines, Elijah C. Odell and Philetus R. Perry, commissioners for draining certain lands in the town of Royalton, county of Niagara."

"An act to incorporate the Buffalo City Railway Company."

"An act to authorize the board of trustees of the village of Greenbush, county of Rensselaer, to raise money by tax on the real and personal property of said village, to purchase a steam fire engine."

"An act to enable the Vale Cemetery Association in Schenectady county to acquire real estate by compulsory legal process."

"An act to consolidate school districts Nos. 1, 2 and 5, of the town of Plattsburgh, into a free union single district, and to vest the government thereof and of the academy therein, in a board of education.

"An act in relation to railroads held under lease.”
"An act to incorporate the Rochester Hydraulic Company."

Mr. Pierson, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Wilson

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Harbor Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Under the instruction of the Senate, Mr. Lent, from 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 the same back to the Senate, without amendment, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. E. Cornell, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for the final closing up, by the president, directors and company of the Catskill Bank,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 585 of the Laws of 1865, so as to change the mode of electing trustees of the Cornell University, and 80 as to extend the time for the said university to comply with the requirements of the act aforesaid,” reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act to amend chapter 585 of the Laws of 1865, so as to change the mode of electing the trustees of the Cornell University, to extend the time for providing buildings, fixtures and arrangements, and to authorize the trustees to borrow money,” and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. White gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Sigma Phi Society.

Mr. Lent gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to the widening and improvement of certain west side cross streets in the city of New York.

Also, a bill to amend chapter 500 of the Laws of 1866, entitled "An act to change the route of the Broadway and Seventh Avenue Railroad Company in the city of New York.”

Also, a bill relative to assessments in the city of New York.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Chambers asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 648 of the Laws of 1866, amending the charter of the Rondout and Oswego Railroad,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred the committee on railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Stanford asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize certain cities and towns in the counties of Schenectady, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Washington, to issue bonds and take stock in the Mohawk and Susquehanna Railroad,” which was read the first time, and by unanimons consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Wolcott asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of an iron bridge over the Oswego canal on Broadway street, in the village of Fulton, in the county of Oswego,” 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. Bennett asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the support and relief of the poor,

and for the government of the poor department of the county of Erie," 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. O'Donnell asked and obtained leeve to

introduce a bill entitled "An act to confirm the proceedings of the annual town meeeting in the town of West Turin, in the county of Lewis, in relation to the burying ground at Constableville, in said town," 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. Gibson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the Troy and Boston Railroad Company," 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. Pierson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act in relatior to the trustees of the Brooklyn Art Association, and to exempt the property of the association from taxation,” 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. Sutherland asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the board af supervisors of the county of Westchester to borrow money on the credit of the county," 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. Barnett asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the erection of a new academy building in the village of Homer, Cortland county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. T. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Market Savings Bank of New York,' passed May 5th, 1863," 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. T. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 573, Laws of 1866, being 'An act to incorporate the National Safe Deposit Company of the city of New York,' passed April 14, 1866, and confer additional powers on said corporation,” 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. T. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act relating to the powers and duties of the Commissioners of the Central Park,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

The bill entitled "An act to authorize Edwin C. Bowen to establish and maintain a ferry across the Cayuga lake at Union Springs," 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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. Andrews E. Cornell La Bau

O'Donnell Sutherland Barnett Crowley Low

Platt

White
Bennett Folger

H. C. Murphy Sessions Wolcott
Chambers Kline
T. Murphy Stanford

19 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. (SENATE JOURNAL.]

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