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

"An act to continue the improvement of the navigation of the Hudson river, to make an appropriation therefor, and to continue in office the commissioners appointed by an act passed April 13, 1863, for the expenditure of the same."

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

Mr. Low renewed the motion offered in committee of the whole, to strike out" one hundred” and insert “ninety."

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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. Campbell E. Cornell Low

O'Donnell Sessions Chambers Humphrey

7 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Andrews Crowley La Bau

Pierson

Wilbor
Barnett
Folger
Lent
Platt

Williams
Bennett
Gibson

H. C. Murphy Stanford Wolcott
Collins
Godard
T. Murphy

Sutherland Wood
C. G. Cornell Kline
Nicks

23 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.

Ordered, That said bill be engrossed for a third reading.
On motion of Mr. Pierson, the Senate adjourned.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1867.

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

Mr. Folger presented a petition of Thomas C. Reed, for an act protecting minors from temptation to intoxication; which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Pierson presented a petition of Williamsburgh Savings Bank for relief; which was read and referred to the committee on banks.

Mr. Gibson presented a remonstrance of the tax-payers of the village of Sandy Hill, against the amendment to its charter; which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. E. Cornell presented a petition of physicians of New York, in relation to garbage in said city; which was read and referred to the committee on public health and medical societies and colleges,

Mr. Kline presented a petition of 137 citizens of village of Amsterdam, for an extension of the Metropolitan Excise Law over the entire State; which was read and referred to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Gibson presented a petition of citizens of New York city, to extend fire limits in said city; which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Messrs. Crowley, E. Cornell and Lent, presented several petitions of citi

zens of New York, against a surface railroad in Broadway; which was read and referred to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Barnett, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to the Hebrew Benevolent Society of the city of New York," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Barnett, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Long Island Bible Society," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments.

On motion of H. C. Murphy, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill recommitted to the committee on charitable and religious societies, with power to report complete.

Mr. Barnett, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the first Presbyterian Congregation of Penn Yan, to increase their number of trustees," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Barnett, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the trustees of Waterville Cemetery Association to tax the lots in said cemetery," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Barnett, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "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 Lunatie Asylum,' passed April 10, 1865," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to allow increased compensation to the treasurer and late treasurer of Otsego county,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said pill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act authorizing the superintendent of the poor of Otsego county, to lease or sell and convey certain real estate, and purchase certain other real estate, and also to confirm certain purchases of land heretofore made," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the board of town auditors of the towns of Oyster Bay and North Hempstead, in the county of Queens, to raise by tax upon the taxable property of each of said towns, the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars," reported in favor of the passage of the same, 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 amend chapter 573 Laws of 1866, being an act to incorporate the National Safe Deposit Company, and confer additional powers ou said corporation, reported adversely thereto, which report was agreed to and said bill rejected.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred

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the petitions of certain persons for amendments to charter of the National Safe Deposit Company, reported adversely thereto, and in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners be denied.

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

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend au act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Rochester Water Works Company, passed April 16, 1852, to increase the capital stock and authorizing the city of Rochester to aid in the construction of said works, pursuant to section 26 of said act,” 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 memorial of the Farmers' Club of American Institute, New York, reported adversely thereto, and in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner be denied.

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

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to regulate the location of hospitals,” reported adversely thereto, which report was agreed to and said bill rejected.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the supervisor of the town of Corning to loan money for the purpose of building a bridge over the Chemung river, and to provide for the payment thereof,” • reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act to authorize the supervisor of the town of Corning to loan money for the purpose of building a bridge over the Chemung river, and to provide for the payment thereof, and to authorize the commissioners of highways of said town to build said bridge, and in the mean time to operate a free ferry over said river," and as ame

mended, recommend its passage; 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 confirm the proceedings of the annual town meeting in the town of West Turin, in the county of Lewis, in relation to the burying-ground at Constableville, in said town," 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 incorporate the Protectives of the city of Rochester,” reported adversely thereto.

Mr. Parsons moved to lay the question agreeing to the report of the committee 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.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Union League Club of the city of New York,' passed February 16, 1865, in relation to acquiring real estate," reported in : favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to release the title and interest of the people of the State of New York acquired by escheat in and to certain

real estate, to Amanda A. Meyer,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committtee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to promote the public health in the city of Albany, by the removal of human remains from certain ancient cemeteries in said city,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to release to Élizabeth Isaacs certain real estate escheated to the people of this State,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. O'Donnell, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Westchester Hydraulic Company,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. O'Donnell, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to enable the town of South East, to raise money to purchase ground to build a town halll,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the building of bridges in the town of Ellicott, and to levy a tax to pay for the same,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whoie.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the New Paltz Turnpike Road Company,' passed April 9, 1831,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Wolcott, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the Commissioners of the Canal Fund, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That 1,500 copies of the report of the Commissioners of the Canal Fund, relative to enlarging the locks, be printed; 1,000 copies for the use of the Commissioners, and 500 for the use of the Senate.

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

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the petition of citizens of Seneca Falls, for the passage of an act relative to schools, reported by bill entitled "An act relating to schools in the town of Seneca Falls," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Corning Institute,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, 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 for the relief of the Canajoharie Academy," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments.

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

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Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the establishment of a Normal Training School in the village of Rochester,' passed February 2, 1867," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act

to change the name of the Students Aid Association of the New York Free Academy,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. White, from the committee on literature, which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize school district No. 4, in the town of Greece, to raise money on its bonds for the purpose of building a school house," 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 provide for the construction of a culvert under the Erie canal, in the village of Canastota," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole

Mr. Nicks, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the petition of citizens of Fairport, for a bridge over the Erie canal in said village, reported by bill entitled. “An act to authorize the Canal Commissioners to construct a bridge over the Erie canal, in the village of Fairport, in the county of Monroe,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Nicks, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "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," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. T. Murphy offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the following entitled bills, be considered this afternoon in committee of the whole, and that a session be held for that purpose, commencing at 4 o'clock, to wit:

"An act to authorize the construction of a railroad in Broadway and Lexington avenue, and certain other streets and avenues in the city of New York."

"An act to incorporate the Metropolitan Underground Railway Company, and to authorize said company to construct tunnels and railways in the city of New York, and for other purposes."

"An act to authorize the Manhattan Railway Company to construct certain railway tunnels in the city of New York."

"An act to authorize the construction of an underground railway in the city of New York."

Mr. Low moved to amend by striking out "afternoon, at 4 o'clock," and inserting "this evening, at 74 o'clock."

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

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative, twothirds of all the Senator's present voting in favor thereof.

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

"An act to constitute a portion of the town of Montgomery, in the

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