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I cannot believe that the wrong proposed to the city of New York, where, without increased representation to the city at large, wards are divided in making up districts, and where one district is assigned to a population of less than half that of a neighboring district, is the result of the best judgment of the Legislature.

The injustice of the whole apportionment for the State, as made by this bill, may be briefly shown. The territory embracing New York city, Long Island, and Staten Island, contains a population of 1,515,969, which is 9,398 in excess of the number required for eleven representatives, but only ten are given to it; the rest of the State contains a population of 2,866,790, which is not enough by 9,391 to entitle it to twentyone representatives, and to this portion of the State are given twenty-two. For the reason that the bill is in plain disregard of the rights of the people, and of the directions of the act of Congress under which the apportionment is made, I cannot give it my approval. JOHN T. HOFFMAN. The President put the question "Shall this bill pass notwithstanding the objection of the Governor ?" and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present and voting, voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that they have passed the same nothwithstanding the objections of the Governor.

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

"An act making appropriations for certain expenses of government, and for supplying deficiencies in former appropriations."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Bowen, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Woodin asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 9 of the Laws of 1872, entitled 'An act relating to appropriations and deficiencies in the city and county of New York, and the audit and payment of salaries and claims in said city and county by providing for the audit and payment of additional claims," 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. Benedict asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Brevoort Savings Bank of the city of New York,' passed May 12, 1869," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

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Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the amendments proposed by the Assembly to Senate bill No. 449, entitled "An act to establish the compensation of county judges and surrogates, pursuant to the fifteenth section of the amended sixth article of the Constitution," respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and recommend that the Senate concur in the amendments proposed by the Assembly, with the following exceptions: "To the proposed amendments to the salaries of the county judges of the counties of Fulton, Seneca, Orange, and Sullivan; to the amendment proposed by the sixth section as contained in the bill as reported to the Assembly, and adopted as a substitute to the Senate bill; and as to those amendments, the committee recommend that the Senate non-concur with the Assembly, and ask for a committee of conference."

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

The President announced as such committee, on the part of the Senate, Messrs. J. Wood, Murphy, and D. P. Wood.

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

Mr. O'Brien offered the following:

Resolved, That the committee on the affairs of cities be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled "An act to authorize the common council of the city of New York to fix and regulate the wages of mechanics and laboring men employed upon the public works, or in any of the departments of the said city of New York," and that the same be committed to the committee of the whole.

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

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act in relation to the cleaning of the streets, avenues, lanes, alleys, gutters, wharves, piers and heads of slips in the city of New York, and the removal of all ashes, garbage, rubbish and sweepings, and all dead animals, blood, offal and other refuse matter, and the contents of all sinks and privies, and all bones, fish not fit for human food, and all diseased, tainted, and impure meats, and other like matters in said city, therefrom, and in relation to the supervision and enforcement of, and the cancellation of, existing contracts and arrangements in respect thereto, passed May 14, 1872," reported that they had made some amendments thereto, and amended the tile by striking therefrom the words " and the contents of all sinks and privies,' which report was agreed to, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

M. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to confirm, reduce, and levy certain assessments on the city of Brooklyn," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments.

On motion of Mr. Murphy, and by unanimous consent, said bill was ordered to a third reading.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo,' passed April 28, 1870, amended April 25, 1871; amended January 12, 1872, and to amend section 45 of chapter 719 of the Laws of 1871," with a message that they had consented to the appointment of a committee of conference

thereon, and appointed as such committee, on the part of the Assembly, Messrs. Alberger, Baltz, Bemus, Husted, and Chambers.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act to establish a board of health in and for the city of Brooklyn and county of Kings," with a message that they had consented to a committee of conference thereon, and appointed as such committee, on the part of the Assembly, Messrs. Morton, Berri, White, Moseley, and Smyth.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same:

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the drainage of the swamp, bog, and other low and wet lands in the village of White Plains, and adjacent thereto,' passed May 2, 1871."

"An act to extend the time for the collection of assessments for the improvement of Atlantic avenue in the town of New Lots, Kings county." "An act to amend the charter of the Lutheran Cemetery at Middle Village, Long Island."

"An act to incorporate the Auburn City Hospital."

"An act to amend chapter 744 of the Laws of 1867, entitled 'An act to define the objects of the New York State Institution for the Blind, and to provide for its management,' passed April 24, 1867."

"An act reappropriating a certain portion of the income of the United States Deposit Fund for the benefit of academies."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the board of trustees of the town of Morrisania to lay out and open One Hundred and Fifty-sixth street from St. Ann's avenue to the Third avenue, in the town of Morrisania, county of Westchester,' passed April 13, 1871."

"An act further to amend an act passed May 8, 1869, entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Watertown."".

"An act to amend chapter 190 of the Laws of 1870 in relation to the supervisors of the county of New York."

"An act to amend section 14 of an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Sidney and Unadilla Bridge Company,' passed April 27, 1866."

"An act to incorporate the German-American Loan and Mortgage Company."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Real Estate Trust Company of the city of New York,' passed April 14, 1871." "An act to authorize the Morrisania Steamboat Company to issue bonds, and to change the place of their principal office."

"An act in relation to the court for the trial of impeachment."

"An act to repeal chapter 261 of the Laws of 1850, entitled 'An act to provide for the better education of the children of the several orphan asylums in this State other than the city of New York,' passed April 10,

1850."

"An act to regulate places of public amusement in the city of New York."

"An act to compensate William S. Copland for services rendered in examining and making copies of certain accounts of the county of New York."

"An act to incorporate the New York City Rapid Transit Company, and to authorize the said company to construct and operate an underground railway in the city of New York."

"An act to establish St. Paul's Church at Rome, Italy, by a Board of Trustees in New York city."

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"An act to authorize the New York Loan and Indemnity Company to accept and execute certain trusts."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Utica,' passed February 28, 1862, passed February 25, 1870." Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the following entitled bills : "An act to authorize and require the New York and Harlem Railroad Company to extend their tracks through certain streets and avenues of the city of New York for the use of their small cars only," 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 to amend an act entitled 'An act to abolish the office of county superintendent of the poor in the county of Albany,' passed April 4, 1849," 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 Assembly returned the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the Rondout and Oswego Railroad Company to extend its road and change its corporate name," with a message that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, as follows:
IN ASSEMBLY, May 9, 1872.

Pursuant to a concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, the Governor returned the Assembly bill entitled "An act to establish a special road district in Franklin conuty, and appropriate the non-resident highway taxes therein."

The vote upon the final passage of said bill having been reconsidered, on motion of Mr. Pierce, and by unanimous consent, the same was amended as follows:

In section 2, line 3, strike out the words "forty-nine."

Amend the title so as to read as follows:

"An act to establish a special road district, and appropriate the highway taxes on the non-resident lands therein for the constructing of a road from Blood's hotel to Tupper lake, Franklin county."

And as amended passed, and ordered sent to the Senate for concurrence. The Peresident put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider the vote upon 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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The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, as amended, 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 concurred in the passage of the same, as amended.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, as follows: IN ASSEMBLY, May 9, 1872. Pursuant to a concurrent resolution of the Senate and Asembly, the Governor returned the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Rochester Savings Bank Trust Company."

The vote upon the final passage of the said bill having been reconsidered, on motion of Mr. G. D. Lord, and by unanimous consent, the same was amended as follows:

In section 1, strike out the words "Savings Bank."

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In section 2, subdivision 2, add the letter" to the word "trust." In section 12, substitute the word "worth " for the word "with." Substitute for section 23 the following:

"§ 23. Whenever default shall be made in the payment of any debt or liability contracted by this corporation, the stockholders thereof shall be individually responsible, equally and ratably, for the amount of such debt or liability, with interest, to an extent equal to the amount of their respective shares of stock in said company."

Change section 23 in the present bill to section 24.

Amend the title by striking out the words "Savings Bank."

And as amended passed, and ordered sent to the Senate for concurrence. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider the vote upon 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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The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, as amended, 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 å message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, as amended.

The Assembly returnd the bill entitled "An act to remove the county site of Queens county, to procure a new county site, to appoint commissioners to erect a court-house and jail, and to provide for the expenses of the same," with a message that they had passed the same, with the following amendments :

Section 1, line 7, after the words "court-house," insert the words " at any place in said county."

Add, as section 9, the following:

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