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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 and city bonds 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 Cham-
plain; 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 Whip-
ple 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, deceased,” 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 å bill entitled "An act to amend and extend an act for the better protection of seamen, in the port and harbor of New York,"

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passed March 21, 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.

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. Pierson 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

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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 Eriè 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

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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
Afr. 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.
CG. Cornell Humphrey Parsons
Crowley
Lent

Pierson
Godard

Stanford
Wilbor

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Campbell Folger

Low
Nicks

Sessions
L. Cornell Gibson

H. C. Murphy O'Donnell Williams
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
tas 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 com-
mittee 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.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1867.

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

Messrs. La Bau and Bennett, upon a question of privilege, requested that their votes inight be recorded in the affirmative upon the resolution ratifying the proposed amendment of the Constitution.

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

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

Mr. La Bau presented a petition of Jacob B. Hunter and others, for an act to incorporate the Astoria and Hunter's Point Railroad Company; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. White presented proceedings of a public meeting held at Syracuse, December 4, 1866, regarding the raising of money for a Union School in that city; which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Also, two petitions of citizens of Syracuse, for the establishment of a Home for destitute boys employed upon the canals; which were read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. Barnett presented nine petitions of citizens of Cazenovia, Madison county, to exempt from taxation bonds issued for construction of Midland railroad; which were read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Lent presented a petition of William W. Smith, clerk of surrom ve's court, for increase of salary; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Gibson presented four petitions from citizens of the city of New York, for the expulsion of Hon. Charles G. Cornell from the Senate; which were read 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 to incorporate the Samaritan Home for the Aged of the city of New York.

Also, a bill to amend section 1, article 1, title 19, chapter 20, part 1st of Revised Statutes, relative to regulations concerning brokers.

Mr. Bennett gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill for the enlargement of one tier of locks on the Erie and Oswego canals.

Also, a bill to amend “An act to establish the Niagara Frontier Police district, and to provide for the government and discipline thereof," passed April 10, 1866.

Mr. Crowley gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill relating to witnesses and evidence in certain criminal prosecutions.

Mr. Williams gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal the law, so far as Wayne county is concerned, which makes the services of the members of the board of health chargable to the county, so that said services shall be chargable to the towns in which they act.

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Also, a bill to repeal the law exempting the members of the National
Guard of this State from taxation, to the amount of five hundred dollars,

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Mr. Pierson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to create a department of charities and corrections, in the county of Kings.

Also, a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of insurance companies," passed April 10, 1849.

Also, an act to amend an act entitled “An act to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors within the Metropolitan Police district of the State of New York," passed April 14, 1866.

Mr. La Bau gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate The Astoria and Hunter's Point Railroad Company.

Mr. Gibson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill relative to railroads under lease.

Also, a bill enabling lodges of Odd Fellows to take, hold and convey real and personal estate.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Kline asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend the Revised Statutes, in relation to proceedings in criminal cases before arrest, and to authorize taking bail pending a criminal examination," 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. Kline asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to joint debtors and creditors," 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 previons notice, Mr. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 819 of Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of New Brighton,'” 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. Crowley asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend section 15 of title 6 of chapter 1 of part 4 of the Revised Statutes,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Pierson, the Senate took a recess until 3 o'clock p. 1.

THREE O'CLOCK, P. M,

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The Senate again met.
The President announced the special order, being the consideration of
the case of the County Judge of Oneida county.

Mr. Crowley offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That in order to make complete the record in the case, the
stenographer heretofore appointed by the President, be required to be
present at all meetings of the Senate when the case is under considera-
tion, and take full minutes of all proceedings.

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

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