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Mr. Ely moved that the Senate now adjourn.

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

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Mr. Mather moved to reconsider the vote had on the amendment striking out "Wednesday evening next, at 9 o'clock," and inserting "Thursday next, at 12 o'clock м.

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The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion of Mr. Mather, to reconsider said vote, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment, to strike out "Wednesday evening next, at 9 o'clock," and insert "Thursday next, at 12 o'clock," and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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When the name of Mr. Mather was called, that gentleman asked to be excused from voting.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to excuse Mr. Mather, and it was decided in the negative.

Mr. Laflin offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the vote on the question touching the alleged vacancy in the 11th Senatorial district, be taken at 9 o'clock and 45 minutes, on Wednesday evening next, without delay or debate.

Mr. W. A. Wheeler moved to lay the resolution on 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.

Mr. Mather moved that the Senate now adjourn.

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

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

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A message from the Assembly was received and read, informing that they had receded from that portion of their amendment nonconcurred in by the Senate, to the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Mercantile Library Association of the city of Brooklyn.” Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, informing that they had concurred in the passage of the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Brooklyn Academy of Music," with the following amendment:

Strike out the word "those" in the 10th line of section 5, and insert the word "such" in lieu thereof.

Mr. Sloan moved that the Senate concur in said amendment. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion to concur, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in their amend

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On motion of Mr. Boardman, the Senate adjourned to 7 o'clock.

HALF-PAST SEVEN O'CLOCK, P. M.

The Senate again met.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, requesting the concurrence of the Senate to the following entitled bills :

"An act for the relief of the personal representatives of Chapman Church, deceased," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

"An act to consolidate and amend the several acts relating to the village of Peekskill, to alter the bounds, and to enlarge the powers. of the corporation of said village."

"An act to amend the act incorporating the village of Sing Sing, in the county of Westchester, passed April 9, 1853, and the acts supplementary thereto and amendatory thereof."

Which bills were severally read the first time, and by unanimous consent were also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

A message from the Assembly was received and read informing that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled as follows:

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"An act to incorporate the village of Moravia, in the county of Cayuga, and to repeal existing laws incorporating said village.' Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly. Mr. Smith gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill for the appointment of commissioners of records. for Richmond county.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Smith asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the appointment of commissioners of record for Richmond 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.

The President announced the special order, being the subject of closing the locks on the canals on the Sabbath.

Mr. Mather moved that said special order be postponed until Friday evening of next week, at 7 o'clock.

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

Mr. Mather moved that the consideration of the bill and reports relative to repealing the Metropolitan Police law, be made the special order for Thursday next, at 12 o'clock.

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

The President announced the special order, being the consideration of the subject of the alleged vacancy in the 11th Senatorial district.

Mr. Smith moved that the special order be postponed for one hour.

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

Mr. Latlin moved to reconsider the vote taken to-day, fixing the time when the final vote shall be taken on the question of the alleged vacancy in the 11th Senatorial district.

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

Mr. Ely offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the bill No. 141, be referred to the first committee of the whole, not yet full.

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

Mr. Truman offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the bill No. 128, in regard to the extension of the Chenango canal, be referred to the second committee of the whole. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the members present voting in favor thereof.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Noxon moved to suspend so much of the 26th rule as prohibits bills being ordered to a third reading without being acted upon in committee of the whole, in order to enable him to offer a resolution for a committee of eight.

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

Mr. Noxon offered the following resolution:

Resolved That a select committee of eight, one from each judicial district, be appointed by the President, to whom shall be referred the general orders, with instructions to select therefrom such bills as are in their judgment proper to be referred to the standing committee who reported them, with power to report complete; but the committee shall have no authority to report any bill making an appropriation of money from the treasury, nor shall they have power to take any bill from the general orders, without the assent of six members of said committee; said bills shall be so submitted to the Senate, and the said bill shall be so referred if ordered by a majority of all the members of the Senate. No standing committee to whom any bill shall be referred back to report complete, by virtue of this resolution, shall be authorised to incorpoate any amendment embracing a subject wholy distinct from the subject of the bill as reported back to them; and all ameudments made by such committee shall be read by the Clerk before the question is taken on concurring with their report, and ordering the bill to a third reading.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.

Mr. Paterson called for the consideration of the following resolutions:

Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary be directed to prepare a bill to regulate the assessment and collection of taxes, embracing the following principles:

1st. That the assessments shall be taken in the month of April, the assessment rolls completed and delivered to the supervisors on or before the first Monday in June.

2d. The assessment rolls to include all the real and personal estate within the town or ward, except personal property exempt from levy and sale on execution, and except such property as is exempt from taxation by special laws.

3d. The boards of supervisors in this State shall meet some time between the first Monday in June and first Monday in September, and shall complete the tax warrants and deliver them to the collector on or before the first Monday in October, returnable on the first Monday in January.

4th. The County Treasurers shall pay to the State Treasurer all the State and School tax on or before the first day of February in each year.

Mr. Paterson moved to amend, by inserting after the words "directed to" the words " inquire into the necessity and expediency of." The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment, and it was decided in the affirmative.

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

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

"An act to amend an act passed April 15, 1857, entitled 'An act to provide for the appointment of commissioners for the adjustment and payment of certain claims for the services of the militia of this State, in the war of 1812."

"An act to relieve Peter Lorillard and John David Wolfe from an excessive tax, and to provide for the settlement of their claims against the county and town of Westchester."

Assembly bill, "An act to incorporate the board of domestic missions of the Second Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Tarrytown, New York."

And after some time spent therein, Mr. Laflin, from said committee, reported progress on said first mentioned bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

On motion of Mr Pratt,

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of said bill, and it be referred to the committee on militia, with power to report complete.

Mr. Laflin, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said second and third mentioned bills, with amendments, which reports were agreed to, and said bills ordered to a third reading.

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