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FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1867.

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

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 the findings and decision in the matter of the removal of George W. Smith, county judge of Oneida county, be made the special order for Thursday, January 24th, immediately after the reading of the journal on that day.

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

Mr. Platt presented a petition of James Taylor, for relief; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a petition of citizens of Chazy, Clinton county, for State aid to Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Sessions presented a petition of Lorenzo Yates, for damages in diverting water from his mills to the Genesee Valley canal; which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Barnett presented a petition of the First Baptist Church and Society of Cazenovia, Madison county, for an act authorizing the trustees of said society to raise money upon its pews and sittings; which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. E. Cornell, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate German Savings Bank of Brooklyn,' passed April 20, 1866," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Barnett, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Samaritan Home, for the aged of the city of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was 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 confirm the title of David Rea and Hugh S. Pollock, to land in the city of New York,” reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act to release to David Rea and Hugh S. Pollock, the interest of this State in a lot of land in the city of New York,” and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was 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 confirm the title of Louis I. Bazzani and David D. Lord, trustees to a lot of land in the city of New York,” reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act to release to Louis I. Bazzani and Daniel D. Lord, trustees, a lot of land in the city of New York," and as amended, recommend its passage; 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 list of Senate and Assembly committees, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed 300 extra copies of the list of Senate and Assembly committees, in one document, for the use of the Senate.

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 copies of the report of the commissioners for the improvement of the Hudson river, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the report of the commissioners for the improvement of the Hudson river, for 1867, 500 copies for the use of the commissioners, and 300 for the use of the Senate.

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

Mr. La Bau, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to confirm the decision of the Superintendent of Public Instruction relating to the election of trustees in Union Free School District No. 2, in the town of German Flats, in the county of Herķimer, and to confirm the official action of said trustees, and to define their tenure of office.

"An act to legalize and confirm the appointment of Thos. 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 commissiopers."

"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,' passed April 27, 1866."

"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."

Mr. Sessions, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the bill entitled "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 of said road,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. La Bau gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the construction of a railroad from Hunter's Point to Flushing, in Queens county.

Also, a bill to incorporate the New York Underwriters' Guild.

Mr. Platt gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill for the relief of James Taylor.

Mr. T. Murphy gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the New York Mendelsshon Union.

Also, a bill in relation to the use of certain boats and vessels within the limits of the Metropolitan Police district.

Also, a bill to provide for the better regulation of pawn brokers and others in the Metropolitan Police district.

Mr. Lent gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to reduce the capital of the Adriatic Fire Insurance Company.

Also, a bill to amend an act to authorize the Emanuel Congregation of New York to hold, grant and convey real estate.

Mr. Wilbor gave notice that he would, at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill authorizing the election of a police justice in the village of Fishkill Landing, Dutchess county.

Also, a bill to construct a horse railroad in the town of Fishkill.

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 provide for the appointment and payment of a clerk or clerks in the office of the surrogate of the county of Kings,' passed March 30, 1849," 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. H. C. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to prevent delays in the transit of passengers over the railroads in this State," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. H. C. Murphy and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill referred to the committee of the whole.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Sutherland asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the appointment of an additional number of notaries public in and for the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the com inittee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Sutherland asked and obtained leave to introduce à bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a railroad in Lexington avenue, and in certain other streets and avenues 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 railroads.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act for the relief of Hezekiah L. Raymond," 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. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize Edwin C. Bowen to establish and maintain a ferry across the Cayuga Lake, at Union Springs," 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. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate Trustees of the Troy Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church,' passed March 30, 1864," 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. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to taxes and assessments in the city of New York, and to amend the several acts in relation thereto,' passed April 14, 1859," 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. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Odd Fellows' Hall Association 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 the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Tent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for refunding to various banks and insurance companies in the city of New York, the taxes of the years 1861 and 1862, imposed and paid or collected upon that portion of their capital invested in securities of the United States, by law exempt from taxation,” 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 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,” 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:

.

Lent.

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE,
Barnett Crowley Humphrey Low

Sessions
Bennett
Folger
Kline

H. C. Murphy White
Campbell Gibson
La Bau T. Murphy

Wilbor
E. Cornell Godard

Platt

Williams 20 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The bill entitled "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,” 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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett Crowley Humphrey T. Murphy White
Bennett
Folger
Kline
Platt

Wilbor
Campbell Gibson

La Bau
Sessions

Williams
E. Cornell Godard H. C. Murphy Sutherland

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

The 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,' passed April 27, 1866,” 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. Barnett Crowley Humphrey

Low

Sutherland Bennett Folger

Kline

T. Murphy White [SENATE JOURNAL.)

19

Campbell Gibson

La Bau
Platt

Wilbor
E. Cornell Godard

Lent

Sessions Williams 20 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The bill entitled "An act to confirm the decision of the Superintendent of Public Instruction relating to the election of trustees in Union Free School District 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 tenure of office,'' was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said biil, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
Folger
Kline

H. C. Murphy Sutherland
Bennett
Gibson
La Bau

T. Murphy White
Campbell Godard

Lent
Platt

Wilbor
E. Cornell Humphrey Low

Sessions

Williams Crowley

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

Mr. T. Murphy, from the committee on public health and medical societies and colleges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to approve the action of the commissioners appointed in pursuance of chapter 666 of the Laws of 1866, to locate the Hudson River Asylum for the Insane," reported, and asked to be discharged from the further consideration thereof, and that the same be referred to the first committee of the whole,

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said report, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Williams offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the papers in the case of the claim for relief of John Gordon, be taken from the files and referred to the committee on claims.

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

Mr. Bennett offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the financial report of the Auditor of the Canal Department, 500 copies for the use of the Auditor, and 500 for the Senate.

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

Mr. White called for the consideration of the concurrent resolution from the Assembly, to wit:

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, in paper covers.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment.

Mr. Kline called for the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by him, as follows;

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