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"An act further to amend an act entitled 'An act for the incorporation of benevolent, scientific and missionary societies,' passed April 12, 1850," 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.

"An act to incorporate the Young Men's Association of the village of Valatie,” 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.

"An act to authorize the election of additional constables and for an additional assessor in the town of Newtown, Queens county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

"An act to authorize the trustees of school district number one, in the town of Peru, Clinton county, to convey a lot of land to Frederick C. Weston," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

"An act for the preservation of eels in certain waters of Suffolk county," 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.

An act relative to summary proceedings to recover possession of land," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to facilitate the construction of the New York and Albany Railroad, and to authorize the issuing and guaranteeing of bouds," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

"An act in relation to the United States Deposit Fund,” which was read the first time, ard by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the town of Northfield, county of Richmond, to raise money to macadamize a public road in said town,' passed April 18, 1864,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act in aid of the common schools in Richmond county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Continental Land and Mining Company of the city of New York," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of tbe whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act for the relief of the Yonkers and New York Fire Insurance Company," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to s third reading.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Union Avenue Association of the village of Saratoga Springs," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

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The Assembly bill entitled "An act making appropriations for certain public and charitable institutions," 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 two-thirds of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Andrews Crowley H. C. Murphy Platt

Wilbor
Barnett
Folger
Nicks

Sessions Williams
Campbell Gibson

Parsons

Stanford Wolcott
Collins
Godard
Pierson
White

Wood
C. G. Cornell Lent

22 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, with amendments.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide ways and means for the support of Government; to authorize a tax of one and one-fourth mills per dollar of valuation for purposes of the General Fund; threefourths of a mill for the support of common schools; one-eighth of a mill for the redemption of State indebtedness; and three mills for county purposes," 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.
Andrews Crowley Kline

Parsons

White
Barnett
Folger
Lent
Pierson

Wilbor
Campbell Gibson

Low
Platt

Williams
Chambers Godard
H. C. Murpby Sessions

Wolcott
Collins
Humphrey Nicks

Stanford Wood

25 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, with amendments.

Mr. Andrews moved that the Senate resolve itself into a committee of the whole upon the Assembly bill entitled as follows:

An act to enable the board of supervisors of the county of New York to raise money by tax for the use of the corporation of the city of New York, and in relation to the expenditure thereof; and to provide for the auditing and payment of unsettled claims against said city, and in relation to actions at law against said corporation."

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.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of said entitled bill.

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. White, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said bill, with amendments.

Mr. Low moved to recommit said bill to the committee ou municipal affairs, with instructions to amend the same, as follows:

"And whenever the comptroller of the said city has reason to believe that any judgments now of record against the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, or which may hereafter be obtained against them, are founded upon illegal claims or contracts or have been illegally obtained, he is hereby directed to take all proper and necessary means to open and reverse such judgments, and to employ counsel there. for, and to use the name of the said mayor, aldermen and commonalty for such purpose; and the county in which said judgments are obtained are directed to open the same and allow the defendants to defend the same, and such defense may be made by said comptroller by any counsel he may employ for that purpose."

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

Mr. T. Murphy renewed the amendment offered by him in committee of the whole, as follows:

Section 1, line 79, insert after the word “dollars” the words "to be expended by and under the direction of the commissioners of the Central Park; and the bureau in the office of the street commissioner, beretofore having charge of lands and places, is hereby abolished, and its powers and duties so far as they relate to the matters embraced in this appropriation, are transferred to said commissioners."

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Andrews Lent
H. C. Murphy Platt

Stanford
Gibson
Low

T. Murphy Sessions White
La Bau

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Barnett
Chambers Humphrey Pierson

Wolcott
Bennett
C. G. Cornell Kline

Sutherland Wood
Campbell Godard

Parsons
Wilbor

14 Mr. T. Murphy renewed the amendment offered by him in committee of the whole, as follows:

Section 1, line 71, at the end add the words: “to be expended by and under the direction of the commissioners of the Central Park."

Section 1, line 83, strike out "street commissioner" and insert "commissioners of the Central Park."

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Andrews La Bau

T. Murphy Sessions White
Gibson
Low
Platt

Stanford

FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Bennett
Godard
Parsons
Wilbor

Wolcott
Chambers Humphrey Pierson

Williams Wood
C. G. Cornell Kline
Sutherland

18 The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the report of the committee of the whole, 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, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

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Andrews
Barnett
Bennett
Campbell
Chambers

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Collins
Lent

Pierson
C. G. Cornell Low

Stanford
Humphrey O'Donnell Sntherland
Kline
Parsons

White
La Bau

Wilbor
Williams
Wolcott
Wood

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FOR THE NEGATIVE. T. Murphy Sessions

2 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, with amendments.

Mr. O'Donnell presented the following:

The committee of conference upon the matters in difference on the bill entitled "An act to encourage and aid the building of railroads,” have agreed to recommend that the Senate concur in the amendments of the Assembly, except the first, and recommend that the Assembly recede from said amendment. J. O'DONNELL,

D. C. LITTLEJOHN,
D. S. BENNETT,

JOSEPH COVILL,
Com. Senate.

ALPHEUS PRINCE,

Com. Assem. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the report of the conference committee, 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.
Andrews Collins

Lent
Pierson

Williams
Barnett
C. G. Cornell Low

Platt

Wolcott
Bennett
Godard

O'Donnell Stanford Wood
Campbell Kline

17 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Chambers Humphrey Sessions

White

Wilbor
Gibson
La Bau
Sutherland

8 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have agreed to the report of the committee of conference.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act in relation to the valuation of property of railroad companies in school districts, for the purpose of taxation,” 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 Senators elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Andrews Collins

La Bau
Parsons

Sutherland
Bennett
C. G. Cornell Lent

Pierson

Wilbor
Campbell Godard

Low
Sessions

Williams
Chambers Kline

T. Murphy Stanford Wolcott 20 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act revising the charter of the city of Oswego, passed April 16, 1860," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Wolcott and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said bill recommitted to the committee, with power to report complete.

Mr. Wolcott, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incor

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porate the Staten Island Savings Bank,' passed April 6, 1864," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Wolcott, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 761 of the Laws of 1866, in relatiou to the taxation of the surplus funds of savings banks,". with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Lent, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 633 of the Laws of 1866, in relation to the benevolent fund of the late volunteer Fire Department in the city of New York,” with power to report com. plete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Kline, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Saratoga Savings Bank," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Barnett, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act further to amend an act entitled 'An act for the incorporation of benevolent, scientific and missionary societies,' passed April 12, 1840," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Collins, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to impose tolls for the use of the State Basin at West Troy, in certain Cases," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

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

"An act to amend section 2 of chapter 325 of the Laws of 1865, 80 as to authorize the Comptroller to invest the Sinking Fund moneys provided for in said act."

Also, as correctly re-engrossed:

“An act to amend the amended charter of the Adriatic Fire Insurance Company of New York, so as to authorize a reduction of its capital stock."

An act to alter the map or plan of certain portions of the city of New York, and for laying out and improvement of the same."

"An act to incorporate the Astoria and Hunter's Point Railroad Company."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to prevent animals from running at large in the public highways,' passed April 23, 1862, and to create a short bar to actions arising under said act.”

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations, and to regulate the same,' passed April 2 1850."

An act to facilitate the construction of the Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad, and to authorize the issuing and guaranteeing of bonds."

"An act for the relief of George Pettys, and to release to the heirs-atlaw of August Pequinot, late of the town of Palermo, and county of Oswego, deceased, the right, title and interest of the State of New Yorš, acquired by escheat, in and to certain surplus moneys."

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message

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