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In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to regulate slaughtering of animals for human food, and other purposes," 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. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Orange to correct illegal assessments for town, county and State taxes," 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. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations, and to regulate the same,' passed April 2, 1850,” 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. Crowley asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend chapter 833 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act appointing James Van Horn, Andrew Hamblin and John McCollum, commissioners for draining certain lands in the town of Newfane, county of Niagara," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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 on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Andrews called for a division,

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to so much of said resolution as relates to adding two members to the committee on municipal affairs, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE,
Bennett
Godard
Nicks

O'Donnell Wolcott
Gibson
Low

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Andrews E. Cornell La Bau

T. Murphy Stanford Campbell Crowley Lent

Parsons

White
Chambers Folger
H. C. Murphy Platt

Wilbor
Collins
Humphrey

17 Mr. Gibson moved to lay the remainder of the 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 negative.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to so much of said resolution as relates to adding two Senators to the committee on railroads, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to so much of said resolution as relates to adding two Senators to the committee on commerce and navigation, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. T. Murphy

1 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Andrews E. Cornell Humphrey H. C. Murphy Wilbor Bennett Crowley

La Bau

O'Donnell Williams
Chambers Folger

Lent
Platt

Wolcott
Collins Gibson

Low
White

19 Mr. Pierson moved to reconsider the vote making the consideration of the case of the County Judge of Oneida county, the special order for 3 o'clock P. M., to-day.

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

Mr. Pierson moved that it be made the special order for Thursday Dext, at 3 o'clock P. u.

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

Mr. O'Donnell offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That on Tuesday, January 15, at 12 m., the Senate will proceed to vote for a Senator in Congress, in place of Hon. Ira Haris whose term of office will expire on the 4th day of March next.

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

Mr. O'Donnell offerered the following concurrent resolution:

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That on Wednesday, January 16, at 12 o'clock M., the members of the Senate and Assembly will meet in joint assembly in the Assembly chamber to compare nominations for the ofice of United States Senator, in place of Hon. Ira Harris whose term of office will expire on the 4th day of March next.

By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended in order that said resolation might be considered immediately.

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

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

Mr. Pierson moved that when the Senate adjourn to-day, it be until Monday evening, at 74 o'cloek.

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

Mr. Williams called for the consideration of the concurrent resolution heretofore offered by him, as follows:

Resolded, (if the Assembly concur,) That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be instructed to use their best exertions to promote the passage of a bill imposing a suitable tariff on wool and other domestic products and manufactures.

Mr. White moved to lay the 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.

Mr. Williams offered the following resolution:

Resolved, that there be printed of the annual report of the Inspectors of State Prisons, 300 copies for the use of the Inspectors, and 500 for the Senate.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing

On motion of Mr. Humphrey and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and the bill entitled “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," 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 E. Cornell Humphrey T. Murphy Stanford
Bennett Crowley

La Bau
Nicks

White
Campbell Folger

Lent

O'Donnell Wilbor
Chambers Gibson

Low
Pierson

Wolcott
Collins
Godard

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

Mr. Low offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That P. Deming be appointed stenographer to the Senate, to report debates, and to report oral testimony taken before committees, under the direction of the presiding officer of the Senate and the chairmen of the several committees thereof.

Mr. Low 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 sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to approve the action of the commissioners appointed in pursuance of chapter 666 of Laws of 1866, to locate the Hudson River Asylum for the Insane,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on public health and medical societies and colleges.

On motion of Mr. Humphrey, the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 1867—7) O'CLOCK, P. M.

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

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

Mr. Lent presented a petition of trustees of the First-street Presbyterian Church, for authority to sell property; which was read and referred to the committee ou the judiciary.

Mr. Stanford presented a petition of the president and directors of the Rondout and Oswego Railroad Company, for an appropriation to tunnel Pine Hill; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Low presented a petition and resolution of the board of directors of the Germania Life Insurance Company, for amendment of charter; which were read and referred to the committee on insurance.

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The Assembly returned the concurrent resolution relative to joint meeting of Senate and Assembly for election of United States Senator, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment. The Assembly sent for concurrence the following resolution:

ASSEMBLY, JAN. 11, 1867. Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That there be printed of the special report of the New York Prison Association, on the prisons of the United States, and Canadas, 1,500 copies for the use of the Association (250 of which shall be bound in cloth); also, five copies for each member, officer and reporter of the Legislature. By order,

LUTHER CALDWELL, Clerk. Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.

Mr. La Bau gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to annul illegal proceedings of the board of supervisors of Richmond county, in violation of chapter 780 of Laws of 1866, passed April 20, 1866, entitled "An act to repeal an act authorizing the town auditors of the towns of Castleton, Middletown and Southfield, in the county of Richmond, to have the streets in their respective towns lighted with gas," passed April 6, 1865.

Mr. Sutherland gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave .to introduce a bill to incorporate the White Plains Waterworks Company.

Mr. Folger gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to confirm the title of Lewis I. Bazzoni and Daniel D. Lord, trustees to certain real estate.

Also, a bill to authorize Edward Cunard to take, hold and convey real estate.

Also, a bill to confirm the title of David Rea and Hugh S. Pollock, to land in New York city.

Also, a bill to amend the charter of the Eclectic Association, in the city of New York.

Mr. Low gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the charter of the Germania Life Insurance Company.

Mr. Kline, gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the village of Palatine Bridge, in Montgomery county.

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 in relation to wills,' passed April 23, 1864,” 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 to introduce a bill entitled "An act to create the Metropolitan Croton Aqueduct Department, and define the powers of the officers 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Kline asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act providing for and regulating liens upon canal for repairs, and enforcing the same," 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. Nicks asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to legalize certain proceedings of the common council of the city of Elmira,” 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. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 236 of the Laws of 1859, in relation to the redemption of the notes of closing banks," 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. Wilbor asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to extend the time for the completion of the Lebanon Springs Railroad,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Low offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the trustees and managers of the New York State Inebriate Asylum, at Binghamton, be requested to report to the Senate the number of persons now supported or under treatment at said Asylum; and also the number who have been supported at said Asylum for the last two

years; also the amount of money received by said trustees from all sources for the last two years; also to report the number of persons

who can be accommodated at said Asylum. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to . said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Folger presented the 18th annual report of the Managers of the Western House of Refuge; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 10.) Mr. Folger offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That 1,000 copies of the annual report of the Managers of the Western House of Refuge be printed for the use of the Managers, on fine paper.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing

The President submitted the following:

Reports from the committees of the last session were not received at the opening of this, because such reception would have been a premature decision, without sufficient examination, that snch committees held over without re-appointment. Upon this question experienced Senators differed. The chair, having made careful examination, finds that the precedents are divided, although the majority of them favor his right to form new committees for each session.

But the Senate being a body continuing from last year, it would seem that its committees should properly continue also. The original formation of the committees is entrusted to the chair simply by the courtesy of the Senate and may at any time be taken from him, under the rules, by a majority of the Senators.

The chair therefore does not feel at liberty to make any appointment of new committees for the present session, but decides that the committees of the last session hold over, and are legally and without re-appointment the committees of this session.

The chair has not rendered this decision sooner because a resolution was introduced on one of the first days of the session looking to an increase of members on several important committees; and he did not deem it courteous to the Senate to express any opinion as to the committees while the subject was being discussed by the body which ultimately has the entire matter under its control. This resolution baviug

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