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The bill entitled "An act to continue the improvement of the navigation of the Hudson river, to make an appropriation therefor, and to con. tinue in office the commissioners appointed by an act passed April 13, 1863, for the expenditure of the same,” 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, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Andrews Folger

Lent
Parsons

White
Campbell Gibson
H. C. Murphy Pierson

Wilbor
Collins
Humphrey T. Murphy Stanford

Williams
C. G. Cornell Kline

Nicks

Sutherland Wolcott Crowley La Bau

22 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Low Sessions

2 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Sessions moved to reconsider the vote just taken.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. Andrews Campbell Godard

Low

Sessions
Barnett
Chambers Humphrey Nicks

Wolcott
Bennett
E. Cornell

12
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Collins
Kline

T. Murphy Stanford Wilbor C. G. Cornell La Bau

Parsons

Sutherland Williams
Crowley Lent

Pierson
White

Wind
Gibson
H. C. Murphy

17 The bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the incorporation of companies formed to navigate the ocean by steamships or vessels using caloric engines,' passed April 12, 1852," having been announced for a third reading,

On motion of Mr. Folger and by unanimous consent, said bill was amended by, adding at the end section 2, the words: “and upon a compliance with sections 13 and 14 of the act hereby amended.”

Said bill, as amended, 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. Barnett C. G. Cornell Godard

Nicks

Stanford Campbell E. Cornell La Bau

Parsons

Sutherland
Chambers Crowley

Lent
Pierson

White
Collins
Folger
T. Murphy Sessions

Wilbor 20 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

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 relating to the Metropolitan Board of Health, and to the duties and powers of the commissioners of said board."

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

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

On motion of Mr. Campbell and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspeneed, and the Assembly bill entitled "An act authorizing the incorporation of a religious society in the city of Utica, to be known as the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Utica, and to dissolve the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Utica, and the State Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Utica, and for other purposes," was recommitted to the committee on charitable and religious societies, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Sessions and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the following entitled bills recommitted to the committee on municipal affairs, with power to report complete:

"An act to amend the charter of the village of Westfield.”
"An act to charter the village of Randolph, Cataraugus county."

On motion of Mr. H. C. Murphy and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the bill entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act for the incorporation of societies or clubs for certain social and recreative purposes,' passed April 11, 1865,” was recommitted to the " committee on the judiciary, with power to report complete.

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

“An act to construct a harbor and breakwater at the junctien of the Chemung canal with the Seneca lake."

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

Mr. H. C. Murphy, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend the act entitled 'An act for the incorporation of societies or clubs for certain social and recreative purposes,' passed April 11, 1866," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. O'Donnell, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act making the turnpike road and bridges of the towns of North Hallett's Cove and Williamsburg Turnpike and Bridge Company free, and providing for the maintenance of the same, and for rebuilding of bridges over Newtown creek,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Kline, the Senate took a recess until 71 o'clock, P. M.

HALF-PAST SEVEN O'CLOCK, P. M. The Senate again met. The President presented a communication from the Canal Board, transmitting a resolution adopted by said board asking the Legislature to repeal the law making it requisite for engineers appointed by the Canal Board to have the certificate of the State Engineer as to their fitness and capacity; which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

The Assembly sent for concurrence, the following resolution:

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That there be printed of the report of the Managers for the House of the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents of New York, 500 copies for the use of the managers thereof.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.

Mr. Folger moved to reconsider the vote agreeing to the report of the committee on the judiciary, adverse to the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 573, Laws of 1866, being 'An act to incorporate the National Safe Deposit Company, and confer additional powers on said corporation," and that said motion be laid 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.

Mr. Gibson moved to reconsider the vote agreeing to the report of the committee on the judiciary, adverse to the bill entitled "An act relative to hospitals,” and that said motion be laid 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 President having announced the special order, being the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to authorize the construction of a railroad in Broadway and Lexington avenue, and certain other streets and avenues in the city of New York."

"An act to incorporate the Metropolitan Underground Railway Company, and to authorize said company to construct tunnels and railways in the city of New York, and for other purposes."

"An act to authorize the Manhattan Railway Company to construct certain railway tunnels in the city of New York."

“An act to authorize the construction of an underground railway in the city of New York."

Mr. Low moved that said bills be considered in the order in which they stand upon the general orders.

Mr. Humphrey moved to amend so that the said bills be considered in the order in which they stand in the resolution making them the special order.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
C. G. Cornell Kline

Parsons

Wolcott
Bennett
Humphrey La Bau

Sutherland Wood
Collins

11
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Andrews Chambers Crowley Lent

Sessions
Campbell E. Cornell Gibson

Low

White

10 The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of the first two above named bills.

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. E. Cornell, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, with amendments.

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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
C. G. Cornell T. Murphy Platt

Sutherland
Bennett
Folger
Nicks
Sessions

Williams
Chambers Godard

Parsons

Stanford Wolcott
Collins
Humphrey Pierson

18
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Andrews Gibson

La Bau
Low

White
Campbell Kline

Lent

H. C. Murphy Wood
Crowley

11 Ordered, That said bill be engrossed for a third reading.

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Mr. E. Cornell, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, with amendments.

Mr. Lent moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee on the judiciary.

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

The President then 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:

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Andrews Chambers Gibson

H. C. Murphy Platt
Barnett
Collins
Godard

T. Murphy Sessions i
Bennett E. Cornell La Bau

Nicks

White
Campbell Folger

Low
Parsons

Wolcott 20
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Crowley Pierson

Stanford

Williams Wood Lent

6 Ordered, That said bill be engrossed for a third reading.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Barnett, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to consolidate the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Utica, with the State Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Utica, to be known as the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Utica," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading:

By unanimous consent, Mr. Barnett, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Long Island Bible Society," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Godard, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1867

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

Mr. Platt, from a majority of the committee on railroads, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the Fayetteville and Syracuse Plankroad Company, to construct a railroad on and near its present route," 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 bill entitled "An act to provide for making indices of the deeds, mortgages, writings documents, maps, &c., of record in the county of Richmond, and for the payment of the cost and expense thereof, and of the books and materials required for the same," 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 bill entitled “An act to authorize the clerk of Richmond county to

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sign the deeds, mortgages or the records of papers recorded and filed in Richmond county clerk's office, which were not signed by the former clerks of said county of Richmond," 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 bill entitled “An act to amend the law in certain criminal cases," 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 bill entitled "An act to incorporate the St. Gabriel's Temperance Benevolent Society of the city of New York," 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 petition of John T. Hoffman and others, for an act authorizing the reauditing of bank claims as to certificates of indebtedness," reported by bill entitled "An act relative to the action of the board of supervisors of the county of New York, under chapter 864, of the Laws of 1866, in refunding taxes paid by corporations upon capital invested in certificates of indebtedness of the United States,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and 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 amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for filling vacancies in office,' passed February 3, 1849, and in relation to removals from office,” 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 insurance, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of the Brooklyn Life Insurance Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

A message was received and read, from His Excellency the Governor, in the words following: State of New YORK-EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

,

ALBANY, March 15, 1867. To the Senate : I transmit herewith a communication from Hon. Geo. W. Blunt, pilot and ex officio commissioner of the Harbor of New York, with inclosures giving information relative to alleged encroachments on the New Jersey side of the Harbor.

R. E. FENTON. Mr. T. Murphy moved to refer said communication and document to a select committee of three.

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

Mr. Folger, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend section 4 of the act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of town insurance companies, passed April 17, 1857," reported adversely thereto. Mr. Gibson moved to lay said report 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.

Mr. E. Cornell, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Rose Hill Savings Bank,' passed April 17, 1854," reported in favor

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