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Mr. Lent gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to reduce the capital of the Adriatic Fire Insurance Company.

Also, a bill to amend an act to authorize the Emanuel Congregation of New York to hold, grant and convey real estate.

Mr. Wilbor gave notice that he would, at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill authorizing the election of a police justice in the village of Fishkill Landing, Dutchess county.

Also, a bill to construct a horse railroad in the town of Fishkill.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. H. C. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the appointment and payment of a clerk or clerks in the office of the surrogate of the county of Kings, passed March 30, 1849,” 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. H. C. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to prevent delays in the transit of passengers over the railroads in this State," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. H. C. Murphy and by unanimous consent, the rule •was suspended and said bill referred to the committee of the whole.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Sutherland asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the appointment of an additional number of notaries public in and for the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan," 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. Sutherland asked and obtained leave to introduce à bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a railroad in Lexington avenue, and in certain 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Low asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act for the relief of Hezekiah L. Raymond," 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 authorize Edwin C. Bowen

a to establish and maintain a ferry across the Cayuga Lake, at Union Springs," 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.

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 incorporate Trustees of the Troy Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church,' passed March 30, 1864," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

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

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In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Odd Fellows' Hall Association of 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 the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Lent asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for refunding to various banks and insurance companies in the city of New York, the taxes of the years 1861 and 1862, imposed and paid or collected upon that portion of their capital invested in securities of the United States, by law exempt from taxation,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

The bill entitled "An act to authorize the board of supervisors of Ontario county, to raise money by tax to pay for the support of certain children at the Ontario Orphan Asylum, and also to raise money by tax for the use of said asylum,” was 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, Barnett Crowley Humphrey

Low

Sessions
Bennett
Folger
Kline

H. C. Murphy White
Campbell Gibson

La Bau
T. Murphy

Wilbor
E. Cornell Godard

Lent,
Platt

Williams 20 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The bill entitled "An act to legalize and confirm the appointment of Thomas K. Beecher and David Decker, as school commissioners for the Union School District of the city of Elmira, and to legalize and confirm their acts as such commissioners," was 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.
Barnett Crowley Humphrey T. Murphy White
Bennett Folger

Kline
Platt

Wilbor
Campbell Gibson

La Bau
Sessions

Williams
E. Cornell Godard
H. C. Murphy Sutherland

19 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 833 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act appointing James Van Horn, Andrew Hamblin and John McCollum, commissioners for draining certain lands in the town of Newfane, county of Niagara,' passed April 27, 1866" was 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:

Barnett Crowley
Bennett Folger

(SENATE JOURNAL.]

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Humphrey Low
Kline

T. Murphy
19

Sutherland
White

74

20

Campbell Gibson

La Bau
Platt

Wilbor
E. Cornell Godard

Lent

Sessions Williams Ordered, that the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The bill entitled "An act to confirm the decision of the Superintendent of Public Instruction relating to the election of trustees in Union Free School District No. 2, in the town of German Flats, in the county of Herkimer, and to confirm the official action of said trustees, and to define their tenure of office," was 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 menubers elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett
Folger
Kline

H. C. Murphy Sutherland
Bennett Gibson

La Bau
T. Murphy

White
Campbell Godard

Lent
Platt

Wilbor
E. Cornell Humphrey

Low

Sessions Williams Crowley

21 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. T. Murphy, from the committee on public health and medical societies and colleges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to approve the action of the commissioners appointed in pursuance of chapter 666 of the Laws of 1866, to locate the Hudson River Asylum for the Insane,” reported, and asked to be discharged from the further consideration thereof, and that the same be referred to the first committee of the whole,

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said report, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Williams offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the papers in the case of the claim for relief of John
Gordon, be taken from the files and referred to the committee on claims.

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

Mr. Bennett offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the financial report of the Auditor of the Canal Department, 500 copies for the use of the Auditor, and 500 for the Senate.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing

Mr. White called for the consideration of the concurrent resolution from the Assembly, to wit:

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That there be printed of the special report of the New York Prison Association, on the prisons of the United States and Canadas, 1,500 copies for the use of the association (250 of which shall be bound in cloth); also, five copies for each member, officer and reporter of the Legislature, in paper covers.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, 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 the passage of the same, without amendment.

Mr. Kline called for the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by him, as follows;

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Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be, and they are hereby earnestly requested to urge the enactment of a law granting a reasonable pension to the surviving soldiers of the war of 1812, as some recognition of the faithful services rendered by them to their country in that contest.

Mr. H. C. Murphy moved to amend by inserting after the word "Senators" the words " be instructed and.”

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

FOR THE AFFIRMÁTIVE.
Barnett
Crowley
Low
Sessions

White
Bennett Gibson

H. C. Murphy Sutherland Williams E. Cornell Godard

12 FOR THE NEGATIVE, Campbell Kline

Lent
Platt

Wilbor
Humphrey La Bau
T. Murphy

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

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The Senate then 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 prevent delays in the transit of freight and passengers over the railroads in this State."

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

Assembly, "An act to approve the action of the commissioners appointed in pursuance of chapter 666, Laws of 1866, to locate the Hudson River Asylum for the Insane."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. E. Cornell, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to.

Mr. H. C. Murphy moved that said bill be now read a third time.

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 Benators present voting in favor thereof.

Said eutitled 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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Barnett Crowley Kline

T. Murphy White
Bennett
Gibson
Lent
Platt

Wilbor
Campbell Godard

Low

Sessions Williams E. Cornell Humphrey H. C. Murphy Sutherland

19 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. E. Cornell, 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. E. Cornell, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to.

Mr. T. Murphy moved that said last named bill be now read a third time.

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 présent voting in favor thereof.

Said entitled 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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. Barnett Crowley

Kline

H. C. Murphy Sutherland
Bennett
Gibson
La Bau
T. Murphy

White
Campbell Godard

Lent
Platt

Wilbor
E. Cornell Humphrey

Low
Sessions

19 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lent moved that when the Senate adjourn to day, it adjourn until Monday evening, at 7} o'clock.

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

The Clerk announced the following reporters for the Senate:

Geo. W: Demers, "Albany Evening Journal; Daniel Manning, Albany Argus and Agent Associated Press; Wm. H. Bogart, New York World; George W. Bull, New York Commercial Advertiser; Chas. H. Thomson, Corning Journal; Charles E. Smith, Albany Express; R. King Crocker, Washington County Post; S. R. Harlow, Goshen Democrat; Edward Carey, Brooklyn Daily Union; F. B. Fisher, Chenango American; J. M. Francis, Troy Times; J. H. Farrell, Associated Press; Sam'l Wilbor, Jr., New York Sun; Carroll E. Smith, Syracuse Journal; Wm. A. Croffut, New York Evening Gazeite.

On motion of Mr. Lent, the Senate adjourned.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1867-7} O'CLOCK, P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
No clergyman present.
The journal of Friday was read and approved.

Mr. La Bau presented a petition of Thos. D. Gilson, of Clinton county, for compensation for extra services while clerk at Clinton Prison; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Sessions presented a petition of Barnard Murphy, for a release of the interest of the State in certain lands acquired by alienage; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Bennett presented a petition of C. A. Van Slyke and others, for an amendment to the law in relation to claims against vessels and slips; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Folger gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill for the consolidation of manufacturing, mining and chemical companies.

Also, a bill to enable husband and wife to be witnesses for and against each other in certain cases.

Also, a bill to amend section 399 of the Code of Procedure.

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