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Managers of the Western House of Refuge, be printed for the use of the
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Mr. Folger moved to amend by adding at the end thereof the words, on fine paper.”

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.

On motion of Mr. Gibson, the Senate took a recess until five minutes before 12 o'clock.

FIVE MINUTES TO 12 O'CLOCK.
The Senate again met.
Mr. O'Donnell offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to wait upon the Hon. the Assembly, and inform them that the Senate is now ready to meet them in joint assembly for the purpose of comparing nominations for the office of United States Senator.

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

Messrs. O'Donnell and Sutherland, were appointed as such committee.

Mr. Humphrey moved that the executive session be postponed until after the joint meeting in the Assembly chamber.

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

Messrs. Bruce and Creamer, committee on part of Assembly, appeared in the Senate and announced that the Assembly were ready to meet the Senate in the Assembly chamber and compare nominations for the office of United States Senator.

The President accordingly left the chair and with the Senate proceeded to the Assembly chamber, and on comparing nominations for Senator in Congress to supply the vacancy which will be occasioned by the expiration of the term of service of Hon. Ira Harris on the 4th day of March next, they were found to agree in the name of Roscoe Conkling.

Thereupon, the President announced and declared Roscoe Conkling, of the city of Utica, Oneida county, duly elected Senator in Congress from the State of New York, for six years from the 4th day of March next, in place of Hon. Ira Harris whose term of office will then expire.

The Senate having returned to the Senate chamber, the President announced the foregoing proceedings as having taken place.

The Senate then went into executive session, and after some time spent therein, the doors were opened and legislative business resumed.

On motion of Mr. Stanford, the Assembly bill entitled "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act prohibiting the issue of free passes on the railroads of this State,'" was taken from the table.

On motion of Mr. Stanford and by unanimous consent, the rule was 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 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 Crowley

Kline
Nicks

Platt
Barnett
Folger
La Bau

O'Donnell Stanford

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Bennett Godard

Lent
Pierson

Wilbor
Collins Humphrey

FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Campbell Gibson
H. C. Murphy Sessions

White
E. Cornell Low
T. Murphy Sutherland

9 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, without amendment.

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

"An act to extend the time for the collection of the special bounty tax in the town of York, in the county of Livingston, and to authorize John W. Howe to collect the balance of said tax remaining uncollected, with interest thereon."

"An act to amend an act entitled "An act to supply the village of Middletown with water for public or private purposes,' passed April 3, 1866."

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

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to supply the village of Middletown with water for public or private purposes, passed April 3, 1866."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.
The President presented the following communication:

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New January . To the Honorable the Senate of the State of New York:

Gentlemen-I have the honor to inform your honorable body, that by resolution of this Association, the members of the Senate are invited to be present at the delivery of the annual address before the Association, on the evening of the 16th inst., in the Assembly chamber.

Very respectfully, yours,

JOHN C. BENNETT,
Col. 85th Reg’t N. G., S. N. Y.,

Ch'n Invitation Committee. On motion of Mr. Pierson, the Senate adjourned.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1867. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Wyckoff. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Collins presented a petition of 220 citizens of West Troy, in favor of the erection of a bridge across the State dam, at West Troy; which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Gibson presented a petition of citizens of Nassau, for an act to prevent fishing with a net or seine in Hoag's pond, in the county of Rensselaer; which was read and referred to the committee on the judi

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Mr. Folger presented the first annual report of the Trustees of the Willard Asylum for Insane; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 12.) Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for a supply of water in the city of Schenectady," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the petition of the Metropolitan Board of Health, for amendments to chapters 74 and 686 of Laws of 1866, reported by bill entitled "An act relating to the Metropolitan Board of Health, and to the duties and powers of the Commissioners of said Board,” 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. Andrews, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish the Niagara Frontier Police District, and to provide for the government and discipline thereof, passed April 10, 1866," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act in relation to the Niagara Frontier Police District,” and as amended, recommend its passage; 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 to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the supply of the city of Brooklyn with water,' passed April 16, 1859," 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 commerce and navigation, to to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the Laws in relation to wrecks," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Low, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to extend the time for the completion of the Lebanon Springs Railroad," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the con tee of the whole.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act in relation to the Normal School located at Potsdam, in the county of St. Lawrence, pursuant to chapter 466 of the Laws of 1866, and to levy taxes for the purposes thereof,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

"An act to establish a board of education in and for the village school district of the town of Malone, in the county of Franklin, and for other purposes," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

"An act to amend section 290 of chapter 389 of the Laws of 1851, relating to the election of directors for the Rochester and Genesee Valley Railroad Company by the common council of 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 railroads.

“An act to amend the act to incorporate the Rome Hydraulic Company, passed April 9, 1856," 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 amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate Vassar Female College,' passed January 28, 1861,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to create a board of public instruction in the city of Albany; to establish free schools therein; and amendatory of the several acts relative to the district schools in said city,' passed April 7, 1866,” which was read the first time, and by unaninous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee ou literature.

Mr. Gibson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to improve the Hudson river from tide water to Fort Edward, and enlarge the Champlain canal from thence to Whitehall.

Mr. Sutherland gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to increase the number of nutaries public in the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan.

Also, a bill to authorize the construction of a railroad in Lexington avenue, and other streets and avenues in the city of New York.

Mr. Williams gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Trustees of the Troy Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church," passed March 30, 1864.

Also, a bill to establish a ferry across Cayuga Lake, at Union Springs.

Mr. Stanford gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to facilitate the construction of the Rondout and Oswego Railroad, by tunneling Pine Hill,

Mr. Leot gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act to incorporate the Odd Fellows' Hall Association, of the city of New York.

Also, a bill to provide for refunding to various banks and insurance companies in the city of New York, the taxes of the years 1861 and ’62 imposed and paid or collected upon capital exempt from taxation.

Also, a bill to amend an act entitled “An act in relation to taxes and assessments in the city of New York, and to amend the several acts in relation thereto," passed April 14, 1859.

Mr. Low gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill for the relief of Hezekial. L. Raymond.

Mr. Bennett gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill allowing the Harlem Railroad Company to extend their track through Thirty-ninth street to Madison avenue, in the city of New York.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. White asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to establish and organize the Hudson State Hospital for the Insane,” which was read the first time, and by onanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Kline asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the village of Johnstown, and the several acts amendatory thereof, and to extend the boundary of said village," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs,

In pursuance of previous notice, Nr. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Citizens' Savings Bank, of the city of New York,' passed (SENATE JOCRNAL]

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April 5, 1860,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to encourage telegraphic communication between the State of New York and the Empire of France," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a railroad in Christopher street, and other streets and avenues 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 railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act declaratory of the act allowing the continued use of co-partnership names in certain cases, passed April 17, 1854," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Crowley asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the common schools in the city of Lockport," 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. Bennett asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to enable Freeman A. Baker to convey certain real estate, and for other purposes," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the manner of payment of the boards of health, in the county of Wayne," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Wilbor asked and cbtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the better protection and care of baggage on the railroads and steamboats of this State," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads,

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to facilitate the construction of the Southern Central Railroad, and to authorize towns to subscribe to the capital stock thereof,' passed April 7, 1866,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to keep New York State canals in repair, and to repeal existing laws relative thereto," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Pierson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing the repairing and improving of Clinton street, from Fulton street to Second place, in the city of Brooklyn, and for the assessment and collection of the cost thereof,''

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