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tion district shall provide a suitable box or boxes, to receive the ballots given upon the said amendments, which ballots shall have the word “Constitution," written or printed, or partly written or partly printed upon them, so that when they are folded, that word will appear upon the outside of the ballot; and all the provisions of the laws of this State, in relation to the election of officers at a general election, not inconsistent herewith, shall apply to the voting thereon, 80 far as the same can be made applicable thereto; and the votes so given, shall be given and canvassed, and all the proceedings shall be had in regard to them, as nearly as practicable, in the manner prescribed by law in respect to the votes given for Governor. If the said Constitution, or if any amendment to the present Constitution, shall receive a majority of all the votes given upon it at the election mentioned in this section, it shall be deemed and taken to be the Constitution of this State, or a part of the Constitution of this State, as the case may be, and shall take effect from and after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and sixtyseven, unless the said convention shall prescribe some other time on which the same shall take effect; and the convention may, in its discretion, by resolution, fix a time other than the foregoing, and each of the said amendments which shall not receive a majority of all the votes given upon it at the said election, shall be void and of no effect.

$ 6. All willful and corrupt false swearing in taking any of the oaths prescribed by this act, or by the laws of this State made applicable to this act, or any other mode or form in carrying into effect this act, shall be deemed perjury, and shall be punished in the manner now prescribed by law for willful and corrupt perjury.

§ 7. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to cause this act to be published once a week, for each week after its passage, until the election herein provided, in not less than two or more than four of the public newspapers published in each of the seveaal counties of this state, in which two or more public newpapers are published, and shall also cause to be transmitted to the several clerks of counties in this State, such number of copies of this act, with the necessary forms and instructions, as shall be sufficient to supply the several officers who are to perform the duties prescribed by this act, and the said clerks of counties shall distribute the same to such officers; and the expense of publishing and distributing the same, and all other legal expenses incurred in printing for the convention shall be audited by the comptroller, and paid by the treasurer according to law.

$ 8. The Comptroller and Secretary of State are hereby authorized and required to receive proposals and make contract, for all the printing necessary for the said convention, under the provisions of this act, and all such printing shall be done under that contract. Such proposals shall be called for, on public notice by advertisement, as they shall determine.

§ 9. This act shall take effect immediately.

Mr. White moved to recommit said bill to the committee on the judiciary, with instructions to so amend the same as to provide for the election of thirty-two delegates at large.

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

Andrews
C. G. Cornell
Gibson

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Kline

O'Donnell Sutherland
Low
Platt

White
H. C. Murphy Sessions Williams

Wolcott
Wood

14

FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Barnett
Collins
Godard

T. Murphy Pierson
Bennett E. Cornell Humphrey Nicks

Stanford
Campbell
Crowley
La Bau
Parsons

Wilbor
Chambers Folger

17 Mr. O'Donnell moved to recommit said bill to the committee on the judiciary, with instructions to amend, as follows:

Strike out in section one, the words “an election shall be held on the last Tuesday of April next," and insert in lieu thereof the words“ at the general election to be held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November next.”

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 Chambers Godard

O'Donnell Wolcott
Campbell Folger

Low
Pierson

9
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Barnett Crowley
H. C. Murphy Platt

White
Bennett
Gibson
T. Murphy
Sessions

Wilbor
Collins
Humphrey Nicks

Stanford

Williams C. G. Cornell Kline

Parsons

Sutherland Wood E. Cornell La Bau

22 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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. Andrews E. Cornell Kline

Parsons

White
Barnett Folger

La Bau
Pierson

Wilbor
Bennett Gibson

Low
Platt

Williams
Campbell Godard

T. Murphy Sessions Wolcott
Collins
Humphrey Nicks

Stanford

24 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Chambers Crowlay

O'Donnell Sutherland Wood C. G. Cornell H. C. Murphy

7 By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill ordered returned to the Assembly immediately, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, with amendments.

The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the Senate went into executive session; and after some time spent therein the doors were opened.

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 authorize the construction of enlarged locks upon the Erie and Oswego canals, and to provide the means to pay the expense thereof."

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

Mr. Bennett moved that said bill be made the special order for Tuesday next, after the 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. (Senate JOURNAL.]

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By unanimous consent, Mr. Wood asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the New York Joint Stock Company,” 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. La Bau asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act in relation to the Fifty-fifth Regiment of National Guard of the State 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 militia and public defense.

Mr. Godard offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Clerk be, and he is hereby authorized to furnish to each Senator, officer and reporter of the Senate, fifteen copies of the Manual, for 1867.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Godard
Bennett

Low
Pierson

Wilbor
Humphrey
Chambers
T. Murphy

Williams

Platt
Collins
Kline

O'Donnell Sutherland Wolcott
Gibson

19 Parsons La Bau

White

FOR THE NEGATIVE. Andrews E. Cornell Folger

Nicks

Stanford
Crowley

H. C. Murphy
Campbell

Wolcott
Sessions

20 Mr. Sessions moved to reconsider the vote just taken.

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.

Folger
Bennett
T. Murphy Platt

White
Campbell
Low
Nicks
Sessions

Wolcott
E. Cornell H. C. Murphy O'Donnell Stanford Wood

16 Crowley

FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Chambers Godard

La Bau
Pierson

Wilbor
Collins
Humphrey
Parsons
Sutherland Williams

12 Gibson

Kline
The question being upon the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Godard offered the following:

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the Clerk be, and he is hereby authorized to furnish to each Senator, officer and reporter of the Senate, twenty copies of the Manual, for 1867.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.
Mr. O'Donnell offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Senate hold a session this evening, at 74 o'clock, for the consideration of general orders.

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

On motion of Mr. E. Cornell, the Senate took a recess until 71 o'clock,

P. M.

HALF-PAST SEVEN O'CLOCK, P. M. The Senate again met, resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to provide for the erection of a new academy building in the village of Homer, Cortland county, New York."

"An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to authorize William Beard and others, to erect, construct, build and maintain sea walls or breakwater piers, docks, wharves, bulkheads, piers and warehouses, and a basin for commercial uses in front of their lands in the Twelfth ward of the city of Brooklyn,' passed April 30, 1866."

"An act to amend title 9, part 1, chapter 20 of the Revised Statutes."

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

Mr. T. Murphy, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading

Mr. T. Murphy, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, with amendments.

Mr. Gibson moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, with power to report complete.

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

On motion of Mr. Wolcott, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1867.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Morrow.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Kline presented two petitions of citizens of Saratoga county, for a change in the contract system of canals; which were read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Chambers presented two remonstrances of inhabitants of the town of Kingston, for increase of salary of police justice; which were read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Folger presented a peiition of Margaret Furlong, for a release of the interest of the State of New York to lands in Geneva, as an escheat; which was read and reïerred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Stanford presented a petition of citizens of Schoharie county, for State aid to complete the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Lent presented two petitions for an act amending the charter of the National Safe Deposit Company; which were read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. White presented a petition of L. T. Hawley, for relief; which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. O'Donnell presented four petitions of citizens of Lewis county, for extending provisions of the Metropolitan Excise Law to the whole State; which were laid upon the table.

Mr. E. Cornell, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the American Dividend and Transfer Company,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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Mr. Nicks, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of an iron bridge over the Oswego canal on Broadway street, in the village of Fulton, in the county of Oswego," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Stanford, from the committee on erection and division of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to change the boundary line between the towns of Middletown and Southfield, in the county of Richmond," reported in favor of the passage of the game, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Lent, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the petition of Wm. B. Astor and others, for regulation of salaries in tax rsceiver's office, reported by bill entitled "An act in relation to the compensation of the cfficers and clerks in the bureau for the collection of taxes in the department of finance of the city and county of New York,'' which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the wbole.

Mr. Lent, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Merchants’ Exchange and News Room of the city of New York,' passed March 30, 1865," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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 to amend an act incorporating the village of Little Falls,' passed April 10, 1850, and to provide for the election of a police justice in said village,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend section 2 of title 10 of the revised charter of Buffalo," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to legalize the proceedings of the annual town meeting of the town of De Kalb," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whoie.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act relating to the Metropolitan Board of Health, and to the duties and powers of the commissioners of said board," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and as amended recommend its passage; said bill was recommitted to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews moved that said bill be made the special order for Thursday next.

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. T. Murphy, from the committee on public health and medical societies and colleges, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the New York Homeopathic Medical College Hospital in the city of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with aniendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act amendatory of and in addition to the act entitled 'An act relative to the incorporation of colleges and academies,

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