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Mr. Folger offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That one counsel for the prosecution be heard in opening the case for the people, and that one or two counsel be heard for the respondent in reply, and that one counsel for the prosecution be heard in conclusion; and that on the 9th day of January, instant, at 3 o'clock P. M., be fixed as the time for the commencement of the argument, and that the further consideration of the case continue from day to day at that hour, until the matter is concluded or until otherwise ordered; and that the Senate will hold a special session at such time for that purpose.

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

Mr. Folge: presented a petition of certain citizens of New York city, for the expulsion of Senator Charles G. Cornell; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Nicks presented a petition of Ovid Plumb and others, for canal damages; which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Crowley presented a petition of Robert Sterling, for relief; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, in the words following:

In ASSEMBLY, JAN. 3, 1867. Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) 'That when the Legislature adjourns this day, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday morning next, at 11 o'clock. By order,

LUTHER CALDWELL, Clerk. Mr. Low moved that the rule be suspended, and that said resolution be now considered.

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

Mr. Low moved to postpone the consideration of said resolution for half an hour.

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

Mr. Gibson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to establish a Metropolitan harbor district and a board of wharves and piers.

Also, a bill for the inspection, visitation and control of private lunatic asyloms.

Mr. Nicks gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the act for the relief of the heirs of Matthew Sayre, deceased.

Mr. Parsons gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal so much of the Laws relative to the contract system of repairing the canals, and to provide for the repairs of the same.

Mr. Crowley gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend section 15, of title 6, of chapter 1, of part first of the Revised Statutes, in relation to severing and carrying away from any freeholder any property, &c.

Mr. Kline, gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to joint debtors and creditors.

Also, a bill for the better protection of Dry Dock owners.

Mr. E. Cornell gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend and extend "An act for the better protection of seamen in the port and harbor of New York, passed March 21, 1866.”

Mr. Folger gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for placing upon record prima facie evidence of the title to real estate in the heirs-at-law of a person dying intestate.

Mr. Low gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to establish a Metropolitan board of public works.

Mr. Sessions gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to give additional power to legislative investigating committees.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Stanford asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act prohibiting the issue of free passes on the railroads of this State,'” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to supply the village of Middletown with water for public and private purposes,' 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. Wolcott asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to reduce the expense of maintaining prisoners supported by 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 internal affairs of towns and counties.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Sessions asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to abolish the board of excise of Chautauqua county, and confer their authority upon the justices of the peace of said 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.

Mr. Folger moved to reconsider the vote postponing the consideration of the concurrent resolution from the Assembly relative to adjournment.

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

Mr. H. C. Murphy moved to amend said resolution so as to read as follows:

"That when the Assembly adjourns this day, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday morning, at 11 o'clock, and that when the Senate adjourns tomorrow, it adjourn to the same time."

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.

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, with an amendment.

Mr. Gibson offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be two Senators added to the several committees on municipal affairs, on railroads, and on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Andrews 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 Assembly returned the concurrent resolution relative to adjournment, with a message that they had concurred in the amendment of the Senate thereto.

On motion of Mr. Lent, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1867.

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

Mr. Low presented a petition of citizens of Sullivan county, to exempt town bonds used for railroad purposes from taxation; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Barnett presented a petition of citizens of Madison county, to exempt from taxation town

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nds to aid in the construction of Midland railroad; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

The President presented a communication from the Auditor of the Canal Department, transmitting preamble and resolution relating to claims for canal damages; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 5.) Messrs. O'Donnell and Barnett, severally, requested that their names be recorded in the affirmative upon the resolution adopted by the Senate yesterday, ratifying the proposed amendment to the Constitution.

The President stated that the votes could not now be recorded, but that the requests of the Senators would be entered upon the journal.

Mr. Platt presented a petition from citizens of the town of Plattsburgh, for aid in the construction of a railroad on the west side of Lake Champlain; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows: "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," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committe on the judiciary.

Mr. O'Donnell gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the charter of the village of Lowville.

Also, a bill to reduce the capital stock of the Bank of Lowville.

Mr. H. C. Murphy gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the German Savings Bank of New York," passed April 20, 1866.

Mr. Parsons gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill authorizing the building of an iron bridge, on the Whipple plan, in the third ward of the city of Rochester, across the Genesee Valley canal.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Nicks asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 485 of the Laws of 1864, entitled 'An act for the relief of the heirs of Matthew Sayre, decoased,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. E. Cornell asked and obtained leave to introduce à bill entitled "An act to amend and extend an act for the better protection of seamen, in the port and harbor of New York,”

passed March 21, 1866; which was read the first time, and by unanimou: consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee or municipal affairs.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. H. C. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the act in relation to the fees of the county clerk of Kings 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. O'Donnell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to constitute the village of Lowville a separate road district,' passed March 26, 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. Gibson called for the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by him, as follows:

Resolved, That there be two senators added to the several committees on municipal affairs, railroads, and commerce and navigation.

Mr. Pierscn moved that said resolution do lie 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, as follows:

Campbell
C. G. Cornell

E. Cornell
Crowley

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Folger
Lent

Pierson
Humphrey H. C. Murphy Wilbor

10

FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Gibson
Low
Parsons

Sessions Stanford
Godard
Nicks

7 Mr. Folger offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That so much of the message of His Excellency the Governor, as relates to a Convention to revise and amend the Constitution of the State, be and the same is hereby referred to the committee on the judiciary. And that such committee have leave to report by bill or otherwise.

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

Mr. Pierson moved that the Senate adjourn.

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

Mr. Parsons offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That so much of the message of His Excellency the Governer, relative to the canals of the State and the enlargement of the locks on the Erie and Oswego canals, be referred to the canal committee, with power to report by bill.

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

Mr. Stanford moved that the committee on railroads be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act prohibiting the issue of free passes on the railroads of this State,'” and that the same be referred to the committee of the whole.

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

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Barnett
E. Cornell Gibson

Nicks

Sessions
Campbell Folger

Low
O'Donnell

9 Mr. Stanford moved that the Senate now go into committee of the whole upon said entitled bill.

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

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of said bill.

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Nr. Folger, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said bill, without amendment.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the report of the committee of the whole on said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

Barnett
Chambers
Collins

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
C G. Cornell Humphrey Parsons
Crowley Lent

Pierson
Godard

Stanford
Wilbor

12

FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Campbell Folger

Low
Nicks

Sessions
E. Cornell Gibson

H. C. Murphy O'Donnell Williams 10 Ordered, That said bill be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Humphrey moved that the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled "An act to extend the time for the collection of special bounty tax in the town of York, Livingston county,” and that the same be referred to the committee of the whole.

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

Mr. Humphrey moved that the Senate now resolve itself into a committee of the whole upon said entitled bill.

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

On motion of Mr. Parsons, the Senate adjourned.

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