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suspended, and 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,” was recommitted to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, with power to report complete.

Mr. Folger, moved to take from the table the motion to recommit to the committee on the judiciary the bill entitled "An act to provide for repaying to various banks and banking associations in the county of Ulster, taxes unlawfully assessed in the years 1861, 1862, 1863 and 1864, and paid or collected on that portion of their capital stock invested in securities of the United States, by law exempt from taxation," with instructions to report a general bill upon that subject.

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

Mr. Folger, moved to amend said resolution by instructing the committee to report adversely thereto.

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. Bennett E. Cornell Nicks

White

Williams
Chambers Low

Sessions
Wilbor

Wolcott 10
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Barnett
Crowley Humparey La Bau

T. Murphy Campbell Gibson

Kline

H. C. Murphy Platt Collins

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett Crowley
Humphrey La Bau

T. Murphy
Campbell Gibson

Kline

H. C. Murphy Platt Collins

12 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Bennett E. Cornell Nicks

White

Williams
Chambers Low

Sessions
Wilbor

Wolcott 10 On motion of Mr. Wolcott and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the bill entitled "An act for the relief of George Pettys, and to release to the heirs-at-law of August Pequinot, late of the town of Palermo, and county of Oswego, deceased, the right, title and interest of the State of New York, in and to certain surplus moneys,” was recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, with power to report complete.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 236 of the Laws of 1859, in relation to the redemption of the notes of closing Banks,” with a message that they had passed the same, with the following amendments:

Section 1, line 7, engrossed bill, strike out the word "bank” and insert “ banking association or individual banker."

Same section, line 9, after the word "annum" insert "and banking associations or individual bankers, having made deposits of cash under existing laws, may in the discretion of the Superintendent of the Banking Department avail themselves of the provisions of this act "

Section 2, line 3, engrossed bill, strike out the word “bank” and insert "banking association or individual banker."

Same section, line 5, strike out the word “bank” first occurring, and insert "banking association or individual banker."

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Same section, line 7, strike out the word "bank” and insert “banking association or individual banker."

Same section, line 8, after the word “deposit” insert “or by avy bank in the city of Albany designated by the Superintendent of the Bank Department.”

Section 4, line 2, strike out the word “bank” and insert “ banking association or individual banker."

Section 4, line 3, strike out the word "bank” and insert "banking association or individual banker, or their legal representatives."

Mr. Wolcott moved to concur in said amendments.

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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Andrews Collins

Gibson
Low

Sessions
Barnett

E. Cornell Humphrey T. Murphy White
Bennett
Crowley
La Bau
Nicks

Wilbor
Campbell
Folger
Lent
Platt

Wolcott 20 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in their amendments.

On motion of Mr. Sutherland and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the village of New Rochelle," was recommitted to the committee on municipal affairs, with power to report complete.

Mr. Lent, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to alter the map or plan of the city of New York, by discontinuing Hamilton square, laid down on the said map or plan, as lies between the Fourth and Fifth avenues and Sixty-sixth and Sixty-eighth streets, in said city," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, wbich report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. T. Murphy and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the bill entitled "An act to alter the map or plan of certain portions of the city of New York, and for laying out and improvement of the same,” was recommitted to the committee on municipal affairs, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. T. Murphy, the Senate adjourned.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1867.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Adelberg.
The

journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Gibson presented two petitions of citizens of Washington county, for repeal of law to repair canals by contract; which were read and referred to the committee on canals.

Also, a petition of citizens of Sandy Hill, for law to aid in the construction of railroads; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

The President presented the report of the comptroller of the city of New York, containing statement of all unexpended appropriations pur

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suant to chapter 646 of the Laws of 1865; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 60.) Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend the several statutes in relation to laying out public roads and the alteration thereof, in the towns of North Castle, Bedford and Lewisborough, in the county of Westchester,' passed April 12th, 1859," 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 roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to lay out and open a highway leading from the village of West Farms to a highway leading to the village of Westchester, and to build a bridge on said highway over the Bronx river, in the county of Westchester," 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 roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An aot to extend the charter and increase the capital 'stock of the Smithsboro and Nichols Bridge Company,' 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 roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over Mill creek, in the town of Dix,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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

"An act to alter the map or plan of the city of New York, by discontinuing so much of Hamilton square, laid down on the said map or plan, as lies between the Fourth and Fifth avenues and Sixty-sixth and Sixtyeighth streets, in said city.”

"An act to release to Ellen Stewart and Jane Bones the interest of the people of the State of New York, in and to certain real estate.

"An act to incorporate the Corning institute."
Also, as correctly re-engrossed:

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to railroads held under lease,' passed April 12th, 1855."

"An act in relation to railroads held under lease."

"An act to amend chapter 690, Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to provide for the publication of legal notices in the county of Hamilton,' passed April 19th, 1866."

"An act to authorize the Union Village and Johnstown Railroad Company to use 46 pound iron rail, and to authorize them to charge a rate of fare not exceeding six cents per mile."

"An act to incorporate the Orleans Savings Bank of the village of Albion, in the county of Orleans.".

"An act to provide for the payment of the boards of health in the counties of Wayne, Steuben and Chenango.”

An act to amend chapter 236 of the Laws of 1859, in relation to the redeinption of the notes of closing banks.”

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled 'An act authorizing the commissioners of highways of the towns of Guilderland and New Scotland, in the county of Albany, to lay out and open a certain highway extending

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in said towns, of the width of two rods," with power to report com. plete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to constitute the village of Belmont, in the county of Allegany, a separate road district, and to confer additional powers upon the trustees thereof," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Parsons, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to keep New York State. canals in repair, and to repeal existing laws relative thereto," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Collins, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of an iron bridge the Chenango canal on Water street, in the village of Clinton, in the county of Oneida,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Collins, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the petition of Stephen T. Owen, for State to maintain a bridge, reported by bill entitled "An act authorizing the Canal Commissioners to repair and maintain the farm bridge across the Chemung Canal feeder on the lands of Stephen T. Owens, in the town of Big Flats, in Chemung county,". 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. Collins, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of an iron bridge over the Genesee Valley canal, in the village of Mount Morris," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, 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 authorize the construction of an iron bridge over the Genesee Valley canal, in the village of Nunda,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was comınitted to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Collins, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend chapter 731 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to provide for the construction of a swing bridge over Limestone creek feeder,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the corumittee of the whoje.

Mr. Collins, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of an iron bridge over the Erie canal, in the village of Brockport,” 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 consenting to the purchase by the United States of lands in the city of Brooklyn, adjacent to the Navy Yard, and for ceding jurisdiction over the same, and for closing a part of Little street," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments.

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

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act concerning the registration of voters in the city

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of New York, amending chapter 740 of the Laws of 1865, and 812 of the Laws of 1866," 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 resolution of the Senate instructing said committee to report a bill in relation to obscene pictures, &c.; reported by bill entitled "An act for the suppression of the trade in and circulation of obscene literature, illustrations, advertisements, and articles of indecent or immoral use, and obscene advertisements of patent medicines,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and coinmitted to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act releasing to Benjamin Evans of Centreville, Allegany county, title to lands," 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 petition of Nicholas Mundy for relief; reported by bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 199 of the Laws of 1858, relative to repairing drain on lands of Thomas Noyes and others," 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. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Buffalo Park Company," 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 Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act to provide for the drainage of lands in the town of Flushing, in Queens county, passed April 17, 1866,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said vill 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 legalize and confirm the official acts and proceedings of the board of commissioners of excise of Erie county," 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 promote the public health in the city of Albany, by the removal of human remains from certain ancient cemeteries in said city," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An'act to incorporate the St. Gabriel's Temperance Benevolent Society of New York,” 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 the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to permit the Harmony Manufacturing Company to build certain walls at their own expense on the banks of the Erie canal in the village of Cohoes, and to improve certain lands owned by the State, adjoining the lands of said company," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading. Mr. O'Donnell, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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