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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
Chamberg 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 on 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.

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:

IN 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 730 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 such 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 having been rejected at the last meeting of the Senate, the present announcement is made.

Senator Collins is appointed chairman of the committee on canals, in place of Senator Hayt, resigned; and Senator Nicks will be placed on the canal, and other committees of which Senator Hayt was a member.

On motion of Mr. Kline, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1867.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Robinson.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Nicks presented a petition of John E. Westlake and others, for canal damages; which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Low presented a petition of citizens of Sullivan county, for exempting town bonds from taxation to aid in construction of New York and Midland Railroad; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Kline presented a petition of inhabitants of the village of Palatine Bridge, for the passage of an act to incorporate said village; which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Andrews presented a memorial of Metropolitan Board of Health, for amendments to chapters 74 and 686 of Laws of 1866; which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 833 of Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act appointing John Van Horn, Andrew Hamblin and John McCollum, commissioners for draining certain lands in the town of Newfane, county of Niagara," 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 citizens of Ontario county, for an act to authorize supervisors of said county to raise money by tax, reported by bill entitled “An act to authorize the board of supervisors of Ontario county to raise money by tax to pay for the support of certain children at the Ontario Orphan Asylum, and also to raise money by tax for the use of said Asylum,” 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 bill entitled “An act to legalize certain proceedings of the common council of the city of Elmira,” reported that they have come to a favorable conclusion thereon, have made no amendments thereto, but have amended its title so as to read as follows: "An act to legalize and confirm the appointment of Thomas K. Beecher and David Decker, as school commissioners for the Union School District of the city of Elmira, and to legalize and confirm their acts as such commissioners," and recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the petition of inhabitants of German Flats, for an act to confirm a decision of the Superintendent of Public Instruction; reported by bill entitled "An act to confirm the decision of the Superintendent of Public

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Instruction, relating to the election of trustees in Union Free School No. 2, in the town of German Flats, in the county of Herkimer, and to confirm the official action of said trustees and to define their term of office." which was read the first time, and by unanimous conseat was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act to constitute the village of Lowville, in the county of Lewis, a separate road district," passed March 26, 1866; reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to supply the village of Middletown with water for public and private purposes, passed April 3, 1866,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the eighteenth annual report of the Managers of the Western House of Refuge, reported favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

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

Mr. Folger moved to lay the report of the committee 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. Humphrey, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the annual message of the Governor, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the annual message of the Governor, 500 copies for the use of the Senate, and 500 for the use of the Governor.

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

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the annual report to the Governor of the Board of Niagara Frontier Police, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That 300 extra copies of the annual report to the Governor of the Board of Niagara Frontier Police, be printed for the use of said Board.

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

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the bill for the enlargement of one tier of locks on the Erie and Oswego canals, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That 100 copies of the bill for the enlargement of one tier of locks on the Erie and Oswego canals, be printed for the use of the State officers, and members of the Legislature.

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

Mr. Stanford gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill relative to rural cemetery associations.

Mr. Kline gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the Revised Statutes, relative to marriages.

Mr. Andrews gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to

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