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Mr. Graham, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act concerning the duties of assessors and collectors of taxes in the several towns and counties of the State, except in the counties of New York and Kings," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for the repair, improvement, construction, and protection of bridges on the Cattaraugus Indian reservation, in the counties of Erie and Cattaraugus," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Tiemann, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to alter the map or plan of the city of New York," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to protect purchasers on sales of the real estate of infants by special guardian prior to January 1, 1852," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Little Valley Waterworks Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Union Stock Yard and Market Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for the better administration of the estates of deceased persons," reported that they have had the same under consideration, and have come to the conclusion to report the same for the consideration of the Senate, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize a double session of the court of general sessions of the peace in and for the city and county of New York, and confirming a resolution of the board of supervisors of said county relative to the judges thereof," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and have amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act to authorize the recorder and city judge to hold sessions of the court of general sessions of the peace in and for the city and county of New York at one and the same time, and confirming a resolution of the board of supervisors of said county relative to the judges thereof," and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act relating to the Erie Railway Company, repealing chapter 916 of the Laws of 1869, as far as relates to the classification of directors of the Erie Railway Company, and the prolongation thereby of their terms of office, and vacating the offices of directors of said company held thereunder, and ordering a new election for a full board of directors of said company, and providing regulations relating to the elections of directors of said company and the transfer of its stock,'

reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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

"An act to amend 'An act to incorporate the Young Men's Christian Association of the city of Schenectady,' passed April 28, 1871."

"An act to amend and in addition to an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the New England Society in the city of New York,' passed April 15, 1833.'

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"An act to amend the charter of the society of St. John Land, in the county of Suffolk, incorporated under the provisions of an act entitled 'An act for the incorporation of benevolent, charitable, scientific and missionary societies,' passed April 12, 1848."

"An act to exempt the real estate of the Home for Incurables, Westchester county, from taxation.

"An act to incorporate the Addison Spring Water Company."

"An act to incorporate the Bay Ridge Contracting Company.,'

"An act relating to the town officers and local government of Newtown, in Queens county."

"An act to release the title and interest of the people of this State in certain real estate in the town of Frankfort, Herkimer county, to Owen Salisbury.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled An act to provide for a supply of water in the city of Poughkeepsie, and for sewers therein, passed April 12, 1867,' passed April 9, 1870, and to amend section 1 of chapter 594 of the Laws of 1871."

"An act relative to certain lands in the city of Brooklyn, in Kings county, which, in and by the last will and testament of Thomas Poole, deceased, were devised by him to the executors therein named, in trust, for the use and benefit of said testator's daughter Eliza, for and during her natural life."

"An act to confirm and make valid the title of the Evangelical Lutheran St. John's Church Unaltered Augsberg Confession, in the city and county of New York, to certain real estate occupied by it in said city. "An act to incorporate the Young Men's Christian Association of the town of New Utrecht."

"An act for the relief of certain religious societies in the county of Kings."

Mr. Lewis, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to supply the deficiency in the appropriation to pay the expenses of the superintendence, ordinary repairs, and maintenance of the canals for the remainder of the fiscal year which commenced on the first day of October, 1871, and to regulate the manner of drawing warrants by the Auditor of the Canal Department upon the treasurer," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend and supplementary to an act entitled 'An act relative to the widening, straightening, laying out, and opening of St. Ann's avenue and Carr avenue in the town of Morrisania, in the county of Westchester,' passed May 7, 1869, and as amended May 5, 1870," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The Asseinbly returned the bill entitled "An act in relation to Colum

bia College," with a message that they had passed the same with the following amendment:

Section 1, lines 7 and 8, strike out the words "hereafter acquired,” and insert the word "owned.”

Mr. Benedict moved that the Senate concur in said amendment.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion to concur, 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, with an amendment.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act authorizing the Syracuse Northern Railroad Company, to extend its road and make certain connections, and mortgage its real estate and personal property, and certain towns in Onondaga, Oswego, and Jefferson counties to issue bonds in aid thereof," with a message that they had passed the same with the following amendment :

Add, at the end of section 2, the words following: "Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall affect any actions or proceedings now pending, nor affect the rights of any parties thereto, nor the rights of any town within which any of such parties reside."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to concur in said amendment, and it was determined 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, with an amendment.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, as follows:
IN ASSEMBLY, March 6, 1872.

Pursuant to a concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, the Governor returned the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 576 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act to provide for the introduction of the European system of towage upon the canals of this State."

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

Amend the title as follows:

"An act to confer additional powers upon the New York Steam Cable Towing Company, a corporation organized pursuant to the requirements

of chapter 576 of the Laws of 1870, and to authorize said company to issue the preferred stock and bonds therefor."

Also add to the end of the act:

§3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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 on the final passage of said bill, 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 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. The Assembly returned the concurrent resolution, in the words following: "Resolved (if the Senate concur), That five hundred copies of the Clerk's Manual be printed, under the direction of the Clerk, with the amended Joint and Assembly Rules therein, for the use of the Assembly, at a price not exceeding one dollar per copy," with a message that they had non-concurred with the amendments of the Senate thereto, and appointed a committee of conference consisting of Messrs. Husted, Mackay, Smiley, Bennett, and M. M. Tompkins, and request a like committee on the part of the Senate.

Mr. Robertson moved the appointment of a committee of conference on the part of the Senate.

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

The President appointed as such committee Messrs. Robertson, Lewis, and Cock.

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

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to repeal chapter 877 of the Laws of 1871, and to provide for the transfer of the duties of the registrar of arrears of taxes to the collector of taxes and assessments of the city of Brooklyn," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

"An act in relation to the village of Canandaigua, and to provide a police justice and police constables in said village, and defining their jurisdiction, power and duties," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages.

"An act to repeal chapter 115 of the Laws of 1871, and to place proper restrictions on the appropriations and expenditures of public money by the board of supervisors of Kings 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.

"An act to amend chapter 12 of the Laws of 1872, entitled 'An act prescribing the officers and employes that may be elected, appointed or employed by the Senate and Assembly, fixing the salary and compensation thereof, and regulating the proceedings of investigating committees, and providing for the payment of the expenses thereof," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

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"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish regulations for the port of New York,' passed April 16, 1857." 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 to authorize the descent of real estate to female citizens of the United States and their descendants, notwithstanding their marriage with aliens," 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 provide for the purchase of a steam fire-engine in the village of Tonawanda, Erie county, and for the more effectual protection of said village against fires," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages.

"An act relative to the laying out and opening of Madison avenue, north of One Hundred and Twentieth street, in the city of New York,' which was read the first time, and by unanimous consesnt was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

"An act exempting the town of Rochester, in the county of Ulster, from bonding for railroad purposes," 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 authorize the rebuilding and repairing of certain wharves and piers in the city of Brooklyn," 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 to repeal chapter 737 of the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act to provide for the election of an auditor for the county of Kings, and prescribing his powers and duties,"" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

"An act in relation to non-resident highway taxes upon certain lands in the counties of Hamilton and Warren," 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 to authorize the Buffalo and Springville Railroad Company to change the terminus of their road," 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 authorize the town auditors of the town of Saratoga Springs to issue bonds for the completion of and furnishing the town hall at Sara[SENATE JOURNAL.]

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