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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate bave concurred in the passage of the same, with amendments.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the St. Augustine's Mutual Benefit and Benevolent Society, in the town of Morrisania, county of Westchester," was read a third time.

The President then 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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
Crowley
Kline
Parsons

Sessions
Bennett
Gibson
La Bau
Pierson

Stanford
Chambers Godard

Lent
Platt

Sutherland
Collins
Humphrey Low

18 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 in relation to the minutes and records of the surrogate's court of Albany county," 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, as follows:

20

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
C. G. Cornell Humphrey Parsons

Stanford
Bennett
Crowley
La Bau
Pierson

Sutherland
Chambers Folger

Lent
Platt

Williams
Collins
Gibson
Low

Sessions Wolcott 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 amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Masonic Hall Association of the city of Buffalo," passed May 1, 1866,” 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 aflirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE,
Bennett
Folger
La Bau

Parsons Stanford
Chambers Gibson

Lent
Pierson

Sutherland
Collins
Humphrey Low

Platt

White
CG. Cornell Kline
O'Donnell Sessions

Williams
Crowley

21 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a mes. sage informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, with amendments.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to release to Julia Conners, the estate, right, title and interest of the people of the State of New York, of, in and to a certain piece of land, situate in the town of Brighton, and county of Monroe,” 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 aflirmative, twothirds of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. Andrews C. G. Cornell Godard

Low

Stanford
Barnett
E. Cornell Humphrey Parsons

Sutherland
Bennett Crowley

Kline
Platt

White
Chambers Folger

La Bau
Sessions

Wood
Collins
Gibson

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 bill entitled "An act appointing Jesse P. Haines, Elijah C. Odell and Philetus R. Perry, commissioners for draining certain lands in the town of Royalton, county of Niagara," 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 Humphrey Low

Stanford
Barnett
Folger
Kline
Parsons

Sutherland
Bennett
Gibson
La Ban
Platt

White
Chambers Godard

Lent
Sessions

Wolcott
Collins

21 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The President presented a communication from the Comptroller of the city of New York, in reply to a resolution of the Senate as to why he had not complied with resolution of Senate of January 25th; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 48.) The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows:

"An act providing for a Convention of the people of this State to revise and amend the Constitution," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

Mr. Sessions moved that said bill be referred to the committee of the whole.

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

Mr. Stanford offered the following resolutions:

Resolved, That the Canal Commissioners be respectfully requested to report to the Senate whether any contractor of repairs on any canal in this State did during the years 1863, 4, 5 and 6, fail to fulfill his contract with the State; and is any contractor so failed to execute his contract, the name of such contractor and the number of his repair section.

Resolved, That the said Commissioners be also requested to report to the Senate whether during the years 1863, 4, 5 and 6, any contract for any work or materials on any canal in this State, aside from ordinary repairs, was let to any person or persons without public notice, and to the lowest bidder as required by law; and if so, the name or names of such person or persons, and the canal and repair section on which such labor and materials were to be so furnished, and the price to be paid by the State.

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

Mr. Low moved that the Senate hold a session this evening, at 74 o'clock, and that the bill entitled "An act to establish a Metropolitan Board of Public Works, and to declare the powers and duties thereof," be made the special order at that time.

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.

Mr. O'Donnell offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the memorial of the State Medical Society to the Legislature, asking for a law to prohibit the publication of immoral and obscene advertisements of patent medicines, be referred to the committee on the judiciary, with instructions to report by bill, in accordance with the memorial.

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

Mr. Williams called for the consideration of the resolution pending at the hour of adjournment on Saturday, as follows:

Resolved, that the committees on roads and bridges, and charitable and religious societies, be and are hereby authorized to employ one clerk to serve on said committees.

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

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

"An act to provide for a Convention to revise and amend the Constitution."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Humphrey, from said committee, reported progress on said bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Sessions moved that said bill be made the special order to-morrow morning, after the reading of the journal.

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.

Mr. Barnett offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That hereafter the daily sessions of the Senate shall commence at 10 o'clock, a. M., and close at 2 o'clock, P. M., unless otherwise ordered. Mr. Low moved to lay said resolution

upon 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 affirmative.

On motion of Mr. La Bau, the Senate took a recess until 7} o'clock, P. M.

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

The Senate again met.
The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

“An act to authorize the electors of the town of Esopus, Ulster county, to elect three additional town officers, to be known and designated as town auditors,” 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 amend an act entitled 'An act to alter the commissioners' map of the city of Brooklyn, and to provide for the widening and improving of Third street in said city,' passed April 17, 1860, and the acts supplementary thereto, passed April 17, 1861, and passed May 2, 1864,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

"An act to close and discontinue so much of the Second avenue, in the Tenth ward of the city of Brooklyn, as lies west of the Gowanus canal, and between the north line of First and the south line of Fourth streets, in said ward and city,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

"An act to exempt the counties of New York and Kings, from the provisions of chapter 353 of the Laws of 1865, entitled 'An act to amend the act in relation to the State Lunatic Asylum,' passed April 10, 1865," 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 commissioners of highways of Plattsburgh, in Clinton county, to widen the public highway at the mouth of Salmon river, on the Plattsburgh and Port Jackson road,” 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 relation to the common schools of the city of Utica," 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 to complete the High Survice Water Works, at Carmansville, in the city of New York,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

An act to amend chapter 503 of the Laws of 1866, entitled "An act to improve the Albany basin, in the city of Albany, and to provide the means therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

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

"An act to establish a Metropolitan Board of Public Works, and to declare the powers and duties thereof."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Barnett, from said committee, reported progress on said bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Low moved that said bill be made the special order Friday morning, after third reading of bills.

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.

On motion of Mr. Kline, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, MARCII 6, 1867.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Morrow.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of the special order.

After some time spent therein, the hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the President resumed the chair, and announced the executive session.

Mr. Audrews moved that the executive session be postponed until halfpast one o'clock, P. M.

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

The Senate again resumed, in committee of the whole, the consideration of the special order.

After some time spent therein, the hour of half-past one o'clock, P. m., having arrived, the President resumed the chair and announced the executive session.

Mr. O'Donnell moved that the executive session be postponed until tomorrow, 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 Senate again, in committee of the whole, resumed the consideration of the special order, being the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to provide for a convention to revise and amend the Constitution.".

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

Mr. Kline renewed the amendment made in committee of the whole, by restoring the word “male” in the fourth line of section two, printed bill.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Bennett
Gibson
Lent
Platt

White
Campbell Humphrey H. C. Murphy Sessions Wilbor
Chambers Kline

Parsons

Stanford Williams C. G. Cornell La Bau

Pierson

Sutherland Wolcott Crowley

21 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Andrews E. Cornell Godard

T. Murphy

O'Donnell
Barnett
Folger
Low

8 Mr. H. C. Murphy renewed the amendment made in committee of the whole, as follows:

Strike ont provisions relative to qualification of electors, and insert: "And they shall be elected by electors having qualifications to vote for members of the Legislature."

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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