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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, of their property

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 amen 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. M.

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THREE O'CLOCK, P. M.

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 consideration, 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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Counsel for respondent submitted the following:

Mr. Henry Smith, one of the counsel for respondent, moves that the counsel for the prosecution be required in his opening argument to present all the considerations upon which he relies to establish the charges preferred, to the end that the respondent's counsel may have an opportunity to answer the same,

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

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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Kline

Pierson

Chambers

Collins

Stanford

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Barnett
Crowley La Bau

Platt

Williams
Campbell Gibson

Lent
White

Wolcott
E. Cornell Godard

12 Mr. Sedgwick, counsel for the people, proceeded to open the case for prosecution.

Mr. Shafer, counsel for the respondent, opened the case upon part of defence.

At 6 o'clock, on motion of Mr. Kline, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1867.

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

Mr. White presented a petition of E. Cady Stanton, H. S. Blackwell and others, in behalf of the American Equal Rights Association; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Andrews presented a petition of Patrick Horan, for relief; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Folger presented a petition of citizens of Seneca county, for an act to drain a swamp in Waterloo and other towns; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Andrews presented a petition of John Brady, for relief; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Low presented three petitions from citizens of Sullivan county, for a law to exempt from taxation bonds when used for railroad purposes; which were read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Platt presented a petition of citizens of Clinton county, for an increase of salary of school commissioners; which was read and referred to the committre on literature.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act prohibiting the issue of free passes on the railroads of this State.' »

Mr. Stanford moved to lay said bill 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. Lent gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the construction of an underground railway in the city of New York,

Mr. La Bau gave notice that he would, at an early day, 'ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to prevent fraud in the opening and laying out of streets and avenues in the city of New York," passed April 24, 1862.

Mr. T. Murphy gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce à bill to place the public parks of the city of New York under the control of the commissioners of Central Park.

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 provide for the appointment of a clerk or clerks in the office of the surrogate of the county of Kings," passed March 30, 1849.

Mr. Stanford gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to supply, the city of Schenectady with water.

Mr. Andrews gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill for the relief of Patrick Horan and Michael Horan.

Also, a bill for the relief of John Brady.

Mr. Pierson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to iatroduce a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Fidelity Insurance Company of New York," passed April 7, 1865.

Also, a bill to incorporate the Merchants' Trust Stock and Security Company.

Mr. Kline gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the publication of legal notices in the county of Hamilton."

Mr. Wilbor gave notice that he would, at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to extend the time for the completion of the Lebanon Springs Railroad.

Mr. Low gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill authorizing assessment of highway labor upon the Jeffersonville and Monticello Turnpike Company.

Mr. Bennett gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the construction of a railroad in Christopher street, and other streets and avenues in the city of New York.

Mr. Low gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to change the name of the Ladies' Educational Union, and for other purposes.

Mr. T. Murphy gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bits authorizing the construction of a railroad in certain streets and avenues in the city of Buffalo.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Gibson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to create a Metropolitan Harbor district, and a board of wharves and piers therein,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Gibson asked and obtained leave to introdzce a 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," 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. Gibson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to railroads held under lease,' passed April 12, 1855," 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. Bennett asked and obtained leave

to introduce a bill entitled An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish the Niagara Frontièr Police District, and to provide for the government and discipline thereof, passed April 10, 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.

pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Bennett asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the enlargement of one tier of locks on the Erie and Oswego canals," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

In pnrsuance of previous notice, Mr. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend section 1, article 1, title 19, chapter 20, part 1 of the Revised Statutes, relative to regulations concerving brokers,” 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. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Samaritan Home, for the aged of the city of New York,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Astoria and Hunter's Point 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. H. C. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the German Savings Bank of Brooklyn,' passed April 20, 1866,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to establish a Metropolitan board of public works, and to declare the powers and duties thereof,” 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 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 extend the time for the collection of the special bounty tax in the town of York, in the county of Livingston, and to authorize John W. Howe to collect the balance of said tax remaining uncollected, with interest thereon."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. H. C. Murphy, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Low offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary be directed to inquire into alleged outrages committed upon American citizens at Niagara Falls, in Canada.

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 take a recess until 12 o'clock.

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

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