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266892 MARCH 1930

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

STATE OF NEW YORK:
SENATE CHAMBER, IN THE CITY OF ALBANY,

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1869. Pursuant to the sixth section of the tenth article of the Constitution of the State of New York, designating the first Tuesday of January, in each year, for the time of the meeting of the Legislature, the Hon. Allen C. Beach, Lieutenant Governor, and the following Senators from the several districts, appeared in the Senate, to wit: District Number One

Lewis A. Edwards. District Number Two...

James F. Pierce. District Number Three..

Henry C. Murphy.
District Number Four

William M. Tweed.
District Number Five.
District Number Six.....

Thomas J. Creamer.
District Number Seven..

John J. Bradley. District Number Eight.

Henry W. Genet. District Number Nine

William Cauldwell. District Number Ten .

William M. Graham. District Number Eleven.

Abiah W. Palmer. District Number Twelve .

Francis S. Thayer. District Number Thirteen

A. Bleecker Banks. District Number Fourteen.

George Beach. District Number Fifteen

Charles Stanford. District Number Sixteen

Matthew Hale. District Number Seventeen.

Abraham X. Parker. District Number Eighteen.

John O'Donnell. District Number Nineteen.

Samuel Campbell. District Number Twenty.

John B. Van Petten. District Number Twenty-one

Abner C. Mattoon. District Number Twenty-two.

George N. Kennedy. District Number Twenty-three.

John F. Hubbard, Ír.
District Number Twenty-four.

Orlow W. Chapman.
District Number Twenty-five
District Number Twenty-six...

Charles J. Folger.
District Number Twenty-seven.
District Number Twenty-eight

Lewis H. Morgan.
District Number Twenty-nine.

Richard Crowley. District Number Thirty.

Wolcott J. Humphrey. District Number Thirty-one District Number Thirty-two

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Stephen K. Williams.

John I. Nicks.

Asher P. Nichols.
Lewis Morris.

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Prayer by Rev. Mr. Abbott.

The Lieutenant Governor then arose and addressed the Senate as lows:

SENATORS-Elected by the people to the office of Lieutenant Govern the Constitution devolves on me the duty of acting as President of Senate. That duty it is my earnest desire to discharge, courteou impartially and correctly. I am aware that success will depend v much upon that assistance and indulgence which I earnestly bespeak, which I confidently expect Senators will kindly extend to me.

Experience in political life tends to impress men with the folly of a monious discussion and bitter personal strife relative to difference political opinion, and teaches them that the people, whatever their po are patriotic, and differ only as to the method of securing the pros of the country and the permanence of constitutional Government.

Some of the momentous and exciting questions which have agit land have been settled-let as hope forever. And now when country is suffering in consequence of the vast sacrifice of life an incident to the suppression of the rebellion and the preserv unity of the Republic, the people of all parties agree in dem economy, unswerving honesty and wise statesmanship in th

tion of their affairs.

Let the action of the Empire State be an example to all t of such wise and economical administration. They will en ple. Then may we reasonably expect that our Federal rest upon an enduring basis, and our own noble Stat Union will again enter upon a career of unexampled p

Mr. Bradley offered the following resolution: Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed wait upon the Governor, and inform His Excelle organized and ready to proceed to business.

The President put the question whether the Se resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative The President appointed Messrs. Bradley a

mittee.

Mr. Folger offered the following resolution Resolved, That a committee of two be wait upon the Honorable the Assembly, Senate is organized and ready to proceed

The President put the question wheth resolution, and it was decided in the af

The President appointed Messrs. Fo Mr. Banks offered the following re Resolved, That the Clerk of the gymen of the city of Albany, havi to open the daily sittings of the Sc order as will best suit their conve

Mr. Thayer moved to amend "city of Albany," and inserting and Troy."

The President put the questi motion to amend, and it was de The President then put the to said resolution, as amended,

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Mr. O'Donnell offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Senate will meet daily, at 11 o'clock A. M., until otherwise ordered.

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

Mr. Hale presented three petitions of citizens of Clinton county, asking State aid for the Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad Company, which were read and referred to the committee on finance.

Also two petitions of citizens of Essex county, for same object, which were read and referred to the committee on finance.

Also a petition of the board of supervisors of Essex county, for repeal of acts relating to the National Guard, which was read and referred to the committee on the militia and public defence.

Mr. Folger presented a petition of the board of supervisors of Yates county, on same subject and purpose, which was read and referred to the committee on the militia and public defence.

Mr. Bradley presented a petition of Joseph Raudeutzky, for the passage of an act authorizing him to change his name to Joseph S. Rown, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Bradley, from the committee appointed to wait upon his Excellency the Governor, reported that they had performed that duty, and that his Excellency was pleased to say that he would communicate with the Senate by message.

Mr. Creamer gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the Metropolitan Excise law.

Also a bill to incorporate the Empire Gas Company, of the city of New York.

Mr. Stanford gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal the act entitled "An act for the letting of certain canal repairs by contract,” passed April 15, 1854, also, an act entitled "An act to enlarge the power and define the duties of the Contracting Board, passed March 14, 1857, and to repeal the act entitled 'An act to amend the act entitled An act to enlarge the power and define the duties of the Contracting Board,' passed March 14, 1859; passed April 1867, and to define the method in which the repairs of the canals shall be hereafter conducted.”

Mr. Pierce offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Clerk be directed to have provided double doors on the passage-way between the postoffice and Senate library.

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

Mr. Genet gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend chapter 249, Laws of 1865, entitled “An act to create a Metropolitan Fire district, and establish a fire department therein,” passed March 30, 1865.

Mr. Tweed gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend chapter 452 of the Laws of 1868, entitled "An act to incorporate the Guardian Savings Institution, of the city of New York.”

Mr. Crowley gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill relating to evidence in criminal prosecutions.

Mr. Folger gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to legalize the acts of Joseph Gutman, jr., as notary public.

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Mr. Folger gave notice of a motion to alter rule No. 48 of the ru and orders of the Senate, as the same appears in the Manual, so as establish by rule, one fixed day in each month, to wit: the third Wedn day in each month, at 12 o'clock, at noon, for the consideration of ex tive business; and so as to provide that a nomination for the appointm of any officer (except notaries public,) shall have no other reference, to that standing committee of the Senate, to which are usually referre subjects to which the duties of such officer appertain; and so that no nation shall be considered until after the report thereon of a majo the standing committee to which it has been referred; and so th consent of the Senate to the appointment of any officer, given on a of the transaction of executive business shall not be transmitte Governor until the next day thereafter for the transmission of e business. Nominations of persons for the office of notary pub referred to the Senator from the district in which the nomine except that when the nomiree resides in the city and count York, the reference shall be to the Senators from that city and when the nominee resides in the county of Kings, th shall be to the Senators from that county.

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Mr. Beach offered the following preamble and resolution Whereas, Large additions have been made, from time t capital stock of the Hudson River Railroad Company, t Central Railroad Company, and the Erie Railway Con grave doubts exist as to the right of said companies to capital stock; be it

Resolved, That the railroad committee be directed t the facts and circumstances connected with such issu power to send for persons and papers, and with dir what, if any legislation is necessary, to protect the stockholders in railroad corporations, and to prevent

stock therein.

On motion of Mr. Folger, said resolution was laid Mr. Parker gave notice that he would, at an e introduce a bill to improve the hydraulic power u

Mr. Pierce gave notice that he would, at an introduce a bill to provide for the amendment of State of New York, respecting the number of Appeals, and the duration of their term of office

Mr. Morgan gave notice that he would, at a introduce a bill authorizing and directing t derived from the sale of the church propert Congregational Society, of Mendon, in the co

By unanimous consent, Mr. Bradley asked duce a bill entitled "An act to change the n to Joseph S. Rown," which was read the f consent was also read the second time, and the judiciary.

Mr. Genet gave notice that he would, introduce a bill to construct a railroad in in the city of New York.

Mr. O'Donnell gave notice that he wou introduce a bill to amend the assessment

Also a bill to levy and assess taxes u troller's office, in the city of Albany.

Mr. Pierce gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for the further extension of Prospect park, in the city of Brooklyn, and to provide approaches thereto from Atlantic avenue.

Mr. Stanford offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Board of Canal Commissioners be and are hereby requested to furnish to the Senate copies of all the proceedings of said board relative to the construction of wharves, docks and piers constructed or authorized to be constructed in the Erie basin, on the Erie canal, in the city of Buffalo, and all information connected therewith as may be in their possession, and the object and purpose thereof.

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

Mr. Humphrey gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act to authorize the board of education to establish the rates of tuition, and collect the same, for academical department of the Union School, in school district No. 10, of the town of Warsaw, in the county of Wyoming.

Mr. Kennedy gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to enable the city of Syracuse to issue bonds in aid of the construction of the Syracuse and Chenango Valley railroad.

Also a bill to authorize the city of Syracuse to issue bonds in aid of the Syracuse and Northern railroad.

Also a bill to amend the charter of the East India Telegraph Company.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Stanford asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to repeal the act entitled 'An act for the letting of certain canal repairs by contract,' passed April 15, 1854; also an act entitled 'An act to enlarge the powers and define the duties of the Contracting Board,' passed March 14, 1857, and to repeal the act entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to enlarge the powers and define the duties of the Contracting Board,' passed March 14, 1857, passed April 23, 1867, and to define the method in which the repairs of the canals shall be hereafter conducted,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Chapman offered the following resolution :

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That a committee of three on the part of the Senate, and of four on the part of the Assembly, be appointed, with power to send for persons and papers, to examine the property known as the Susquehanna Valley Seminary, at Binghamton, and report as to its condition and the interest the State has in the same, and whether if in any way that interest can be preserved to the State; said committee to act without incurring any expense to the State.

On motion of Mr. Chapman and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said resolution was passed, and ordered transmitted to the Assembly this day.

Mr. Mattoon offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That hereafter no bill shall be referred to any standing committee of the Senate of 1868, until after the announcement of the standing committees by the President of the present Senate.

On motion of Mr. Creamer, said resolution was laid on the table.

The President presented the annual report of the Comptroller, which was laid on the table and ordered

printed.
(See Doc. No. 3.)

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