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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 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 consent 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 in 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

introduce a bill to amend chapter 488 of the Laws of 1851, respecting the powers and duties of State officers and proceedings against them.

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 supply of the city of Brooklyn with water," passed April 16, 1859.

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 authorize the laying of a double railroad track in the city of Brooklyn, county of Kings and the town of Newtown in the county of Queens,” passed April 16th, 1860.

Mr. O'Donnell gave notice that he woula, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Lowville Waterworks Corapany.

Mr. Lent gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize joint stock fire and marine insurance companies to increase their capital stock.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill' entitled "An act to annul illegal proceedings of the board of supervisors of Richmond county, in violation of chapter 730 of the 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, 1855," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. T. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to regulate the transportation of inflammable substances on railroads," 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. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill eatitled "An act to facilitate the construction of the New York and Oswego Midland Railroad, and to exempt from taxation town and city bonds used in the construction thereof,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Germania Life Insurance Company,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to confirm the title of Lewis J. Bazzoni and Daniel D. Lord, trustees, to a lot of land in 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 the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr, Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize Edward Cunard to take, hold and convey real 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. Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to confirm the title of David Rea and Hugh 8. Pollock, to land in the city of New York,” which was read (SENATE JOURNAL.]

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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. Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Eclectic Association, in the city of New York,' passed March 13, 1861," 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 aci to incorporate the village of Palatine Bridge, in the county of Montgomery,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Collins offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the annual report of the Canal Commissioners, 500 copies for the use of the Commissioners, and 500 copies for the use of the Senate.

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

Mr. Pierson offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committees on judiciary, claims, finance, municipal affairs, railroads, internal affairs of towns and counties, commerce and navigation, engrossed bills, and canals, be each authorized to employ a clerk.

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

On motion of Mr. Low and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and 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," 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 Crowley

La Bau
Nicks

Stanford
Barnett
Gibson
Lent

O'Donnell Sutherland
Campbell Godard

Low
Pierson

White
O. G. Cornell Humphrey H. C. Murphy Platt

Wilbor
E. Cornell
Kline
T. Murphy Sessions

Williams 25
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Folger

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

The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the President announced that pursuant to the statutes of the United States made and provided, and agreeably to a resolution of the Senate heretofore adopted, the Senate would proceed to nominate a Senator to represent this State in the Senate of the United States, in the place of Hon. Ira Harris, whose term of office will expire on the 4th day of March next; when each Senator as his name was called by the Clerk, rose in his place and nominated as follows:

FOR ROSCOE CONKLING. Andrews Crowley Kline

Nicks

Stanford
Barnett
Folger
La Bau

O'Donnell White
Campbell Gibson

Lent
Pierson

Wilboi

Collins
Godard
Low
Platt

Williams
E. Cornell Humphrey T. Murphy Sessions

24 FOR HENRY C. MUR-PHY. C. G. Cornell Sutherland

2 FOR GEORGE F. COMSTOCK. H. C. Murphy

1 A quorum having voted, and a majority having named Roscoe Conkling as their choice, the President announced that Roscoe Conkling had been nominated on the part of the Senate, for Senator to represent this State for six years from the 4th day of March next, to fill the vacancy which will occur on that day by the expiration of the term of service of Ira Harris.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment, to wit:

"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.”

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.
On motion of Mr. Lent, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1867.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Bridgman. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Barnett presented a petition of taxable inhabitants of the town of Harford, Cortland county, for authority to increase their town bonds in aid of the Southern Central Railroad; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr Lent presented a petition of Children's Aid Society, for relief; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 819 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of New Brighton,' reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Lent, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act 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 22, 1862,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the wbole.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the petition of citizens of Syracuse, for the establishment of a high school, reported by bill entitled "An act to authorize the city of Syracuse to raise money for the establishment of a high school," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

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