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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.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto:

"An act to incorporate the 'Safe Deposit Company' of the city of Utica."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to consolidate and amend the several acts relating to the village of Peekskill, to alter the bounds, and to enlarge the powers of the corporation of said village,' passed March 25, 1859.”

"An act providing for additional compensation to deputies, clerks and assistants, in the various departments of the State government."

"An act to release the right, title and interest of the people of the State of New York, of, in and to certain real estate, to Winney Madden."

"An act to incorporate the German Tailor Benevolent Society of Brooklyn, E, D." ""An act to legalize the official acts of William Lengfield, as justice of the peace of the town of Chazy, Clinton county, New York.” Ordered, That the Clerk return said bills to the Assembly. The Assembly returned the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to amend an act entitled "An act to alter and amend an act to incorporate the Greenwood Cemetery,' passed April 11, 1839, in relation to the election of trustees.

"An act to authorize the city of Syracuse to raise money for the establishment of a high school.”

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment, to wit:

"An act to authorize the construction of a railroad in Christopher street, and other streets and avenues in the city of New York."

"An act to facilitate the construction of the Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.
On motion of Mr. Godard, the Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1867.

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

Mr. Lent presented a petition of the New York Magdalene Benevolent Society, for continuance of appropriation in the tax levy; which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Nicks presented a petition of J. H. Barney and others, citizens of Elmira, for a bridge over Chemung canal at Clinton street, in said city; which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

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

Mr. Barnett presented a petition of citizens of Hamilton, Madison county, to exempt from taxation bonds to aid the construction of Utica,

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Chenango and Susquehanna Valley railroad; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Collins presented a petition of 230 citizens of West Troy, asking for the repeal of the contract system of keeping the canals in repair

; la which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Pierson, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 467 of Laws of 1853, entitled 'An act to provide for the licensing and government of pilots, and regulating pilotage of the port 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. Pierson, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to close and discontinue 80 much of Second avenue in the 10th ward of the city of Brooklyn, as lies west of the Gowanus canal, and between the north line of First and south line of Fourth streets in said city,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pierson from the committee on municipal affairs to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to the village of Gloversville, in the town of Johnstown, and to enlarge the boundaries thereof," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed to a third reading.

Mr. Gibson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend title 9, part 1, chapter 20 of the Revised Statutes," with power to report complete, reported that they

ve made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to suppress intemperance and to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors,' passed April 16, 1857," and as amended, recommend its passage, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred, the bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the New York Acci. dental Insurance Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments.

On motion of Mr. T. Murphy and by unanimous consent, the rule was snspended and said bill recommitted to the committee to report complete.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the National Union Life and Limb Insurance Company of New York, passed April 25, 1863, and the several acts amendatory thereof," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Brooklyn Insurance Company,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Wilbor, from the committee on poor laws, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the support and relief of the poor and for the government of the poor department in the county of Erie," 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 Indian affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to confirm the appropriation and sale of certain stone, timber and material on the Cattaraugus reservation, made by the Seneca nation of Indians in council, for the purpose

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constructing a bridge over the Cattaraugus creek,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act appropriating moneys for the building a new Capitol," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance,

"An act to provide means of relief for sick and disabled soldiers who have been honorably discharged from the service of the United States, and for the maintenance of the military agencies as now established," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

"An act to repeal certain laws in relation to the village of Niagara Falls; and providing for the election of trustees and their term of office in said village,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the comiittee on municipal affairs.

"An act to regulate the use of certain slips, piers and wharves on the East river, 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 commerce and navigation.

"An act to incorporate the Mount Morris Water Works Company," 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 provide for the draining and filling up of the old channel of Onondaga creek, between the south bounds of the city of Syracuse and Onondaga street in said city, and for straightening and deepening the channel of said creek between said Onondaga street and the bridge across said creek north of West Genesee street, and near the pumphouse, and for the removing encroachments on and obstructions in said channel,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. White and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said bill read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it as 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.
Barnett
Gibson
Low
Pierson

White
Campbell Humphrey T. Murphy Sessions

Wilbor
Kline
Nicks

Stanford Williams
Crowley
Lent
Parsons

Sutherland Wolcott
Folger

21 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, without amendment.

The Assembly returned the resolution to furnish to each Senator, officer and reporter, twenty copies of the Manual for the year 1867, with a message that they had passed the same with the following amendment:

Add at the end thereof the following: "not to exceed in price the sum of one dollar per copy.

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

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

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By unanimous consent, Mr. Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the act incorporating the Clifton Springs Water Cure 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. Parsons asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to build a Female House of Refuge on the State lands adjoining the Western House of Refuge in the city of Rochester," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. White asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the city of Syracuse, which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

By unaniinous consent, Mr. Pierson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act to consolidate the cities of Brooklyn and Williamsburgh, and the town of Bushwick, into one municipal government, and to incorporate the same, passed April 17, 1854, with reference to raising money for school purposes 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 literature.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act in relation to transfer of securities deposited by insurance companies with the Superintendent of the Insurance Department,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to release certain lands to the heirs of Mary Furie,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Pierson and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the bill entitled "An act to provide for the building of bridges in the county of Suffolk," was recommitted to the committee on roads and bridges, with power to report complete.

Mr. Low, from the committee of conference appointed by the two houses on the matters in difference between the two houses arising upon Assembly bill number 157, entitled "an act providing for a convention of the people of this state to revise and amend the Constitution," do respectfully report that they have conferred together, and have agreed upon the following:

For convenience of reference, the paper known as printed Senate bill No. 205 has been taken as a basis, and the alterations and amendments have been made by a reference to the sections and lines thereof.

In line 1 of the first section, strike out the word “last " and insert the word “fourth."

Section 2, line 2, strike out words "twenty-eight" and insert " sixty."

Same line, strike out “they” and insert "one hundred and twentyeight thereof."

Section 2, line 3, after the word “elect” insert “form," and in the same line, strike out from and including the words “the same," to the word “large” inclusive, in line 7, and insert "thirty-two of said delegates shall be chosen for the State at large, and may be voted for by all the electors therein, as such electors are hereinafter designated, except that no elector shall vote for more than sixteen of said delegates at

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large. And the thirty-two persons receiving the highest number of votes as delegates at large, the district delegates from each Senate district, and the delegates at large shall be voted for upon separate ballots."

Section 2, line 13, after the words “will not” insert “if duly challenged."

Section 2, line 25, strike out the word “or” and insert" nor shall any person vote at such election."

Section 2, line 34, strike out from the word “each” to and including or less," in line 35, and insert "the inspectors of election shall provide for each poll two boxes suitable for the reception of ballots. One of the ballots at such election shail contain the name of the person voted for in each Senate district as the delegate thereof, and designate the office to which he is intended to be chosen as senatorial delegate to the constitutional convention, shall be folded as pow provided by law, and endorsed Convention’; the other of said ballots shall contain the names of not more than sixteen of the delegates voted for as delegates at large, and shall designate the office for which they are intended to be chosen as delegates at large to the constitutional convention, and shall be endorsed convention at large.""

Section 2, line 38, after the word “act,” insert, "and the officers required by law to make designation of the places for holding elections, shall meet for that purpose on the first Tuesday of April next, and make such designation, and give notice of them in the manner now provided by law."

Section 2, line 49, after the word "meeting," insert, "they shall proceed to determine from the returns and certificates of the inspectors and canvassers of elections, the number of votes given for each candidate within their respective counties, except that in the counties of Fulton and Hamilton, the canvass shall be made in the same manner as provided for an election of senator, and they shall forthwith make and cause to be certified, duplicate statements, in writing, of the votes given for delegates, in the manner provided in the case of the election of state officers · and senators, one of which duplicates shall be filed in the clerk's office of the county, and the other in the office of the Secrteary of State. They shall also, within the time aforesaid, ascertain and determine the names of the thirty-two persons receiving in their several counties, the highest number of votes for delegates at large, and make returns of said votes to the Secretary of State's office, in the same manner as the returns for Governor are now directed to be made by law."

Section 2, line 69, strike out from and excluding the word “ places” to and including “registry,” in line 73, and insert,“ designated for holding the election aforesaid, for the purpose of revising and correcting said registers, and for this purpose in cities and districts, in, or partly in incorporated villages, they shall meet at eight o'clock in the morning, and remain in session until nine o'clock in the evening of that day, and the day following; and in other districts they shall meet at nine o'clock in the morning, and remain in session until seven o'clock in the evening of that day. And they shall then revise, correct, add to and subtract from, and complete the said registers, and shall add to the said register the name of any person who would, on the said fourth Tuesday of April, be entitled to vote under the provisions of this act. But in making such addition, they shall not place on the said register the name of any person, except in strict compliance with the provisions of the acts heretofore in the sections referred to, and in compliance with this act."

Section 3, line 5, after the word "assistants," insert, “after the said

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