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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the same, with amendments.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, informing that they had concurred in the passage of the bill entitled "An act to authorize Wynant G. Vandenburgh, the only surviving member of the Consistory of the Reformed Protestant congregation, of Halfmoon, Saratoga county, to alienate certain real estate belonging to said congregation," with the following amendment:

Insert the following as section 3.

"Sec. 3. The foregoing provisions of this act shall not invalidate any contracts heretofore entered into between the Consistory of the Reformed Protestant Congregation of Halfmoon and the Trustees of the School district now occupying said premises.

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Mr. Scott moved that the Senate concur in the amendment. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, 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 amendment.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of the Assembly bill entitled as follows:

66 'An act to amend and consolidate the existing laws in relation to the State prisons."

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

Mr. Noxon moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of said bill, and that the same be ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Sloan moved to lay that motion on the table.

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. Diven moved to lay the pending question on the table, to re

ceive a message of the Assembly.

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

A message from the Assembly was received, returning the bill entitled "An act making appropriations for certain expenses of government for the year 1859," informing that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto, with the further amendments, as transmitted.

Mr. Diven offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Senate insist on their amendments, and refuse to concur in the amendments made to the bill by the Assembly since last in the Senate, and that a committee of conference be requested.

Mr. Paterson called for a division of the question.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to so much of the resolution as insists upon the amendments of the Senate, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to so much as relates to non-concurrence with the amendments of the Assembly, and ask for a committee of conference, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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The President appointed as a committee of conference on said bill, on the part of the Senate, Messrs. Diven, Ely and W. A. Wheeler. Ordered, That the Clerk transmit said bill to the Assembly, with proceedings of the Senate had thereon.

A message from the Assembly was received, returning the bill entitled "An act to enable the supervisors of the city and county of New York to raise money by tax," informing that they had concurred in the report of the committee of conference on said bill.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly. Mr. Mather moved that the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the better regulation of the Firemen of the city of New York," now have its third reading.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree

to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Said bill was then read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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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:

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the same, without amendment.

A message from the Assembly was received, returning the following entitled bill:

"An act to authorize Wynant G. Vandenburgh, the only surviving member of the Consistory of the Reformed Protestant Congregation, of Halfmoon, Saratoga county, to alienate certain real estate belonging to said congregation."

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 following entitled bills, without amendment:

66 'An act to increase the number of directors of The Harlem Gas Light Company,' of the city of New York."

66 'An act in relation to the Court of Special Sessions in the city and county of New York, and of the powers of police justices."

"An act in relation to the compensation of justices of sessions in the county of Westchester.'

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Schell moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the Assembly bill entitled "An act providing for the appointment of an additional number of notaries public in the city and county of New York," and that the same be now ordered to a third reading.

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

Said 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:

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the same, without amendment.

A message from the Assembly was received, returning the bill entitled "An act making appropriations for certain expenses of govern

ment for the year 1859," informing that they consent to a committee of conference, and appoint on their part, Messrs. Morris, Miller, Chamberlain, Van Horn and Hutchinson.

A message was received from His Excellency the Governor, by the hands of his Private Secretary, in the words following:

ALBANY, April 19, 1859.

To the Senate-I approved on the eighteenth inst., the bills bearing the following titles:

"An act for the relief of the trustees of the Onondaga academy.” "An act to pay Edward Roggen for certain water privileges taken for the canals."

"An act to revise the charter of the city of Auburn."

"An act to incorporate the Peekskill Savings Bank."

"An act to straighten and reduce the width of River street, in the city, of Brooklyn.”

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo, and enlarge its boundaries,' passed April 13, 1853, and the several acts amendatory thereof.”

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'An act for the relief of the Ausable plank road company.' "An act to authorize the appointment of referees to settle an account of Jacob D. Kingsland, against the Clinton State prison." 'An act in relation to reports of State officers."

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"An act to amend the articles of incorporation of the Market Fire Insurance company, of the city of New York."

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

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the county judge of Dutchess county to, appoint a crier of the Courts of Record to be held in and for said county."

"An act to provide for additional compensation to jurors in attendance upon Courts, of Record, in Washington and Broome counties." "An act to amend the charter of the village of Greenbush." "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the relief of the Poughkeepsie and Salt Point plankroad company,' passed March 28, 1854."

"An act supplementary to the charter of the Long Island railroad company."

"An act to provide for the construction of a culvert under the Champlain canal, in the town of Stillwater, Saratoga county.'

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"An act to incorporate the Jamaica Canal and New York Inland Navigation company."

"An act in relation to school district No. 6, in the towns of Southfield and Castleton, Richmond county."

"An act to incorporate Ocean engine and hose company No. 1, in the village of Chatham Four Corners, Columbia county, New York.” "An act to provide for the transfer of certain moneys from the General Fund to the Canal Fund, and to appropriate the same, and also to appropriate certain moneys received for premiums on loans to the funds to which they belong."

"An act for the relief of James A. Story, Caleb M. Pierce and Charles Amsden."

"An act to continue in force the act entitled 'An act to construct certain roads from the settlements in Lewis county to Brown's tract in Herkimer county."

"An act to incorporate the Buffalo college."

"An act for the enlargement of the Clinton, Auburn, and Sing Sing prisons, and for other purposes."

"An act to confirm the official acts of Albert A. Drake, as Notary Public."

"An act to permit the Buffalo Elevating and Storing company to change the number of its directors."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Manhattan Savings Institution,' passed April 10, 1857.”

“An act amending the act for the supply of water for the State Lunatic Asylum from the Chenango canal."

"An act to amend the charter of the Camden Spring Water company, in the county of Oneida."

"An act to amend chapter 189, of the Laws of 1856."

"An act to authorize the town of Schroeppel, in the county of Oswego, to purchase a farm, and to erect thereon a town poorhouse.” "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to amend an act to provide for the incorporation of companies to construct plankroads, and of companies to construct turnpike roads,' passed May 7, 1847, and of the acts amendatory thereof, passed April 14, 1858.”

"An act to extend the powers of Circuit Courts and Courts of Oyer and Terminer."

"An act to enable the town of Champlain, in the county of Clinton, to raise money to pay for building bridges."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the preservation of fish in the waters of Oneida Lake, and its tributaries,' passed April 17, 1857."

"An act for the relief of the commissioners of highways of the town of Hurley, in the county of Ulster."

"An act to authorize the selection and location of certain grounds for public parks, and also for a parade ground, for the city of Brooklyn."

"An act to authorize the supervisors of the county of Jefferson to raise money by tax."

"An act in relation to the planting of shell fish in the waters of Jamaica Bay and creeks adjoining, in the county of Queens."

"An act for the preservation of fish in Judson's pond, in Danby, Tompkins county."

"An act providing for the sale of certain lands belonging to the State, and appropriating the moneys arising therefrom.'

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"An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to provide for laying out and opening a road in township No. 6, in Old Military Tract, Clinton county,' passed April 15, 1857."

"An act to provide for the construction of a stone road from Hudson river, in the county of Ulster, through one of the gorges of the Catskill Mountains."

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