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Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be, and they are hereby earnestly requested to urge the enactment of a law granting a reasonable pension to the surviving soldiers of the war of 1812, as some recognition of the faithful services rendered by them to their country in that contest.

Mr. H. C. Murphy moved to amend by inserting after the word “Senators" the words " be instructed and.”

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. Barnett Crowley Low

Sessions White Bennett Gibson H. C. Murphy Sutherland Williams E. Cornell Godard

12 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Campbell Kline

Lent
Platt

Wilbor
Humphrey La Bau T. Murphy

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

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

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to prevent delays in the transit of freight and passengers over the railroads in this State."

“An act to authorize the city of Syracuse to raise money for the establishment of a high school.”

Assembly, "An act to approve the action of the commissioners appointed in pursuance of chapter 666, Laws of 1866, to locate the Hudson River Asylum for the Insane.

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. E. Cornell, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to.

Mr. H. C. Murphy moved that said bill be now read a third time.

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

Said eutitled bill was then 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 Kline

T. Murphy White
Bennett Gibson

Lent
Platt

Wilbor
Campbell Godard

Low
Sessions

Williams
E. Cornell Humphrey H. C. Murphy Sutherland

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

Mr. E. Cornell, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. E. Cornell, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to.

Mr. T. Murphy moved that said last named bill be now read a third time.

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

Said entitled bill was then 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

Kline

H. C. Murphy Sutherland
Bennett
Gibson
La Bau

T. Murphy White
Campbell Godard

Lent
Platt

Wilbor
E. Cornell Humphrey Low

Sessions

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lent moved that when the Senate adjourn today, it adjourn until Monday evening, at 71 o'clock.

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

The Clerk announced the following reporters for the Senate:

Geo. W: Demers, "Albany Evening Journal; Daniel Manning, Albany Argus and Agent Associated Press; Wm. H. Bogart, New York World; George W. Bull, New York Commercial Advertiser; Chas. H. Thomson, Corning Journal; Charles E. Smith, Albany Express; R. King Crocker, Washington County Post; S. R. Harlow, Goshen Democrat; Edward Carey, Brooklyn Daily Union; F. B. Fisher, Chenango American; J. M. Francis, Troy Times; J. H. Farrell, Associated Press, Sam'l Wilbor, Jr., New York Sun; Carroll E. Smith, Syracuse Journal; Wm. A. Croffut, New York Evening Gazette.

On motion of Mr. Lent, the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1867-73 O'CLOCK, P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
No clergyman present.
The journal of Friday was read and approved.

Mr. La Bau presented a petition of Thos. D. Gilson, of Clinton county, for compensation for extra services while clerk at Clinton Prison; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Sessions presented a petition of Barnard Murphy, for a release of the interest of the State in certain lands acquired by aliepage; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Bennett presented a petition of C. A. Van Slyke and others, for an amendment to the law in relation to claims against vessels and slips; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Folger gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce à bill for the consolidation of manufacturing, mining and chemical companies.

Also, a bill to enable husband and wife to be witnesses for and against each other in certain cases.

Also, a bill to amend section 399 of the Code of Procedure.

Mr. Pierson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Father Mathew Total Abstinence Benefit Society No. 1, of Brooklyn.

Also, a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the New York Commercial Association," passed April 19, 1862.

Also, a bill for the relief of Roberts & Co.

Mr. Platt gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill for the benefit of the holders of the mortgage bonds of the Plattsburgh and Montreal Railroad.

Mr. Bennett 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 collection of demands against ships and vessels,” passed April 24, 1862; · and the act amending the same.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a railroad from Hunter's Point to Flushing, in Queens county," 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. Wilbor asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing the construction of a railroad from the end of the long wharf on the Hudson river, in the town of Fishkill, Dutchess county, to Millerton, in said town," 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. Wilbor asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing the election of a police justice in the village of Fishkill Landing, Dutchess county," 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. Sessions asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to release the interest of the State in certain lands acquired through the alienage of John Magennis to Bernard Murphy," 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. Bennett, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1867.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Bailoy.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Collins presented a petition of John Tilley, of West Troy, for relief; which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to establish a board of education in and for the village school district of the town of Malone, in the county of Franklin, and for other purposes," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate Vassar Female College,'” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to create a board of public instruction in the city of Albany, and to establish free schools therein, and amendatory of the several acts relating to the district schools in said city,' passed April 7, 1866," 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 James Taylor for relief, reported by bill entitled “An act to legalize and confirm the official acts of James Taylor, of the town of Luzerne, Warren county, as commissioner of highways," 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 petition of citizens of Seneca county, for an act to drain a swamp in Waterloo and in other towns, reported by bill entitled “An act to provide for draining certain swamp lands situated in the towns of Waterloo, Junius, Seneca Falls and Tyre, in the county of Seneca,” 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. Barnett, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Trustees of the Troy Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church,' passed March 30, 1864,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, 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 petition of the First Baptist Church Society of Cazenovia, for an act authorizing the trustees to raise money upon its pews and sittings; reported by bill entitled "An act authorizing the trustees of the First Baptist Society of the village of Cazenovia, Madison county, to raise money upon its pews and sittings," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act authorizing the village of Peekskill to borrow money, and to levy taxes for the payment of the same,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

"An act to authorize the trustees of School District No. 16, in the town of Newstead, Erie county, to borrow money," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Collins gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to continue the improvement of the navigation of the Hudson river.

Mr. Sessions gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act passed Ap·il 19, 1862, entitled "An act to incorporate the Tenbroeck Academy, contained in chapter 353 of the Session Laws of 1862."

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Underwriters' Guild," 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. Platt asked and obtained leave

to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the benefit of the holders of the mortgage bonds of the Plattsburgh and Montreal 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. Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend the 399th section of the Code of Procedure,” 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 ertitled "An act to authorize the consolidation of corporations organized under the act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical or chemical purposes, passed Feb. 17, 1848,' or any of the acts amending or extending 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. Pierson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the relief of Roberts & Co.," 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. Pierson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the New York Commercial Association, passed April 19, 1862," 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. Pierson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Father Matthew Total Abstinence Benefit Society No. 1, of Brooklyn, and for 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.

Mr. Pierson offered the following resolution:

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the joint rules of the last session of the Legislature, be the joint rules for the present session.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to extend the time for the completion of the Lebanon Springs Railroad.”

"An act to amend chapter 819 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of New Brighton.'

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the German Savings Bank of Brooklyn,' passed April 20, 1866."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Gibson, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Gibson, from the same committee, reported progress on the two last named bills, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

By unanimous consent, Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act in relation to the Normal School located at Potsdam, pursuant to chapter 466 of Laws of 1866, and to levy a tax upon the town of Potsdam for the purposes

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