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convention has met and organized, it shall have the power to adjourn to and hold its meetings at any place other than the Assembly chamber at the Capitol.”

Section 3, line 6, after the word " appoint," insert "a librarian," and in the same line, strike out the word “ten," and insert " fifteen," also strike out "six," and insert“ eight.”

Section 3, line 12, after the word “Legislature,” insert, " but no pay shall be received for any recess longer than three days at one time.”

Section 3, line 21, after the word " thereof,” insert“ to administer the constitutional oath of office to the delegates."

Section 3, line 24, after the word "officers, insert, “boards and commissioners," and in the same line, after the words "all such," insert “information."

Section 3, at the end of the section add, “and such convention may adopt such rules and regulations for its own government, as a majority of its members may determine; and said convention shall be the judge of the election and qualification of its own members. And it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, Attorney General and Comptroller, to cause to be prepared and ready for said convention at the commencement of its session, a suitable manual, two copies of which shall be furnished to each member and officer of the convention, and the expense of which shall be paid upon the like order, and in the same manner as the expense of stationery. "A majority of the convention shall constitute a quorum to do busi

The doors of the convention shall be kept open, except when the public welfare shall require secrecy. Every delegate to the convention shall be privileged from arrest on civil process during his attendance at the session of the convention, except on process issued in any suit brought against him for any forfeiture, misdemeanor or breach of trust, in any office or place of public trust held by him. Each delegate shall enjoy the like privilege for the space of fourteen days, previous to any such session, and also while going to or returning from such session, provided the time of such going or returning do not exceed fourteen days. Each delegate shall enjoy the like privilege after any adjournment of the convention, until its next meeting, when such adjournment shall not exceed fourteen days. Each delegate shall enjoy the like privilege, while absent with leave of the convention. No officer of the convention, whilst in actual attendance upon the same, shall be liable to arrest on civil process. For any speech or debate in the convention, the members shall not be questioned in any other place.

“The convention shall have the power to expel any of its members, and to punish its members and officers for disorderly behavior by imprisonment, or otherwise; but no member shall be expelled until the report of a committee appointed to inquire into the facts alleged as the ground of his expulsion shall have been made.

“The convention, shall have the power to punish as a contempt, and by imprisonment, or other wise, a breach of the privileges of its members; but such power shall not be exercised except against persons guilty of one or more of the following offences:

"1. The offence of arresting a member or officer of the convention in violation of his privilege from arrest, as hereinbefore declared.

"2. That of disorderly conduct in the immediate view and presence of the convention, and directly tending to interrupt its proceedings.

"3. That of publishing any false and malicious report of the proceedings of the convention, or of the conduct of a member in bis delegated capacity.

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"4. That of refusing to attend or be examined as a witness either before the conventiou or a committee, or before any person authorized by the convention or by a committee to take testimony in the proceedings of the convention.

"5. That of giving or offering a bribe to a member, or of attempting by menace or any other corrupt means or device, directly or indirectly to control or influence a member in giving his vote or to prevent him from giving the same.

"In all cases in which the convention shall punish any of its members or officers, or any other person, by imprisonment, such imprisonment shall not extend beyond the session of the convention.

"Every person appointed to the office of secretary of the convention, shall, before he enters upon the duties of his office, execute a bond to the people of this State, with such security as the Comptroller shall approve, in the penal sum of five thousand dollars, conditioned that he shall faithfully perform the duties of his office, and account for all moneys which may come to his hands thereof."

Section 5, line 3, after the words “on the ” strike out “first” and insert" Tuesday next, after the first Monday."

Section 5, line 5, after the word "vote" insert " on such adoption or rejecti on."

Section 5, line 7, after the words "provided by," insert "chapter 380 of the laws of 1859."

Section 5, line 10, after the words “hundred and sixty-six," insert “or any law amendatory thereof."

Section 5, line 35, after the word “Governor," insert “and when it shall be ascertained by the board of State canvassers under the foregoing provisions, that any proposition submitted as aforesaid has received more votes in its favor than have been cast against the same, then that proposition shall be declared to be adopted, either as the constitution, a part of the constitution, or an ameudment to the present constitution, as the case may be; and said board of state canvassers shall determine and declare, by their certificate in writing, to be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State, the constitution as adopted, revised or amended;"' and strike out from and including the words “if the said,” in line 35, to and including the words "may be,” in line 39; strike out section nine, and insert in place thereof the following:

$ 9. The sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated of any money in the trensury, to pay the expenses of the convention, provided for in this act.

losert as section 10, the following:
§ 10. This act shall take effect immediately.
H. R. LOW,

D. C. LITTLEJOHN,
A. GODARD,

0. STILES,
Com. on part of Senate. HIRAM SCHUTT,

Com. on part of Assembly. Mr. Gibson moved that said report be laid upon the table, and the bill ordered printed.

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

On motion of Mr. Sessions and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Mayville, in the town of Chautauqua, county of Chautauqua and to repeal its present charter," was recommitted to committee on municipal affairs, with power to report complete. (SENATE JOURNAL)

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On motion of Mr. Parsons and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and the bill entitled "An act increasing the capital stock of the Rochester Waterworks Company,” was recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Sutherland and by unanimous consent, the roles were suspended, and the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the White Plains Waterworks company," was recommitted to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, 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 bills entitled as follows:

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

"An act relating to evidence in criminal prosecutions.”
“An act to aid the Elmira Female college.”

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Williams, from said committee, reported that they have made some amendments to the first named bill, and amended the title so as to read "An act to construct a harbor and breakwater at the junction of the Chemung canal with Seneca lake, and to alter and enlarge the pier at the foot thereof at Geneva," and as amended, recommend its passage; which report was agreed to and said vill ordered engrossed for a third reading

Mr. Williams, from the same committee, reported progress on the two last named bills, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for the build. ing of bridges in the county of Suffolk," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Low, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend chapter 500 of Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to change the route of the Broadway and Seventh Avenue Railroad Company,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Low, from a majority of the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to prevent the propulsion of cars by steam on the Harlem Railroad below Eightieth street in the city of New York,” reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read "An act for the protection of persons traveling upon Fourth avenue, in the city of New York,” and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Kline, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to confirm and legalize the action of the President, Directors and Company of the Albany and Schenectady Turnpike Company in abandoning a portion of their roadway in the city of Schenectady," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Kline and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill recommitted to the committee, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Lent and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the bill entitled "An act to enable lodges and encampments of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, to take, hold and convey real and personal estate,” was recommitted to the committee on the judiciary

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By unanimous consent, Mr. Folger moved that when the Senate adjourn to-day, it be until Monday evening, at 7} o'clock.

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

Whereapon, the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1867-7} O'CLOCK, P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Farr. The journal of Saturday was read and approved. Mr. Fulger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to legalize the proceedings of the annual town meeting of the town of De Kalb, in the county of St. Lawrence, held on the 12th day of February, 1867, in relation to the appropriation and disbursement of certain surplus money which was paid over to the supervisor of said town by the late recruiting committee of said town of De Kalb," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading

Mr. Gibson, from a majority of the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to enable lodges and encampments of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, to take, hold and convey real and personal estate,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, with amendments, 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 to revive and amend chapter 380 of laws of 1865, entitled "An act to incorporate the Yonkers Water Works Company,'” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the com mittee of the whole.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to continue the incorporation of the Brooklyn Institute, to amend the charter thereof, and to consolidate the acts relating thereto,' passed April 22, 1862," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the city of Brooklyn to borrow money upon certificates of indebtedness for the purchase of school sites, and the building of school houses,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to authorize the board of education of Union Free School, District No. 2, of the town of New Lots, Kings county, to raise money for the erection of a new school house," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. White, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to legalize the vote of the eleetors of

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the village of Malone, in the county of Franklin, to raise money for the
purchase of a village clock," with power to report complete, reported
the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered
engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred
the Assembly bill entitled “An act in relation to the establishment of a
Normal and Training School in the village of Fredonia, Chantauqua
county," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was
committed to the committee of the whole.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical or chemical purposes,' passed February 17, 1848." 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. Stanford and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 483 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to amend an act to establish a capital police district, and to provide for the government thereof,'” was recommitted to the committee on muuicipal affairs, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Pierson and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the incorporation of insurance companies,' passed April 10th, 1849,” was recommitted to the committee on insurance, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. La Bau and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the board of town auditors of the towns of Oyster Bay and North Hempstead, in the county of Queens, to raise by tax, upon the taxable property of each of said towns, the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars," was recommitted to committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, with power to report complete.

Mr. Humphrey offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the
Third Avenue Railroad Company, to lay a switch in One Hundred and
Thirtieth street,” be taken from the table and referred back to the com-
mittee on railroads.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to
said resolution, 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 in relation to the Metropolitan Police for the town of New. town, in the county of Queens."

"An act to aid the Elmira Female College.''

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to regulate the use of certaiu boats and vessels within the limits of the Metropolitan Police District,' passed April 10, 1866."

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

Mr. O'Donnell, from the same committee, reported in favor of the pasbage of the two last named bills, with amendments, 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

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