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also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the employment of a stenographer for the county court and court of sessions, in the county of Monroe,' being chapter 46 of the Laws of 1864," 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 open, widen, straighten, work and grade Third avenue in the town of Morrisania," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the incorporation of cities and villages, passed December 7, 1847,' so far as the same relates to the village of North Tonawanda, Niagara county, passed April 17, 1871," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages. "An act to authorize Isabella Isler, wife of John Isler, Adelle Isler, wife of Charles Isler, and Josefa Isler, wife of Alfred Isler, to hold, devise, and convey certain real estate 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 the judiciary.

"An act amending chapter 637 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act in relation to the college of the city of New York,' passed April 17, 1866," 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 chapter 209 of the Laws of 1847, entitled 'An act in relation to cemeteries in incorporated villages,"" 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.

"An act to amend 'An act to incorporate the village of Mount Morris,' passed May 2, 1835, and the several acts subsequent amending the same," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages. "An act repealing the act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Port Jervis Driving Park Association,' passed March 22, 1871," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on agriculture.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the village of Yonkers to issue bonds for the purpose of raising money to construct bridges over the Nepperhan river,' passed April 19, 1871," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages.

"An act to incorporate the College Point Savings Bank," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

"An act legalizing the action of the town of Norfolk, St. Lawrence county, New York, in the purchase of a town hall and site," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

"An act to amend chapter 366 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act in regard to public libraries incorporated in the State 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 literature.

"An act relative to the widening, straightening, laying out and work

ing of the Boston post-road, Fordham avenue, and the King's Bridge road, in the town of West Farms, in the county of Westchester," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to prevent the obstruction of highways in the county of Chautauqua by the accumulation of snows therein," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to change the grade of One Hundred and Thirty-sixth and One Hundred and Thirty-seventh streets, between St. Ann's avenue and Cypress avenue, in the town of Morrisania, county of Westchester," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to incorporate the Society of Members of the New York Stock Exchange for Mutual Relief in the city and county and State 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.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the appointment of police commissioners in the village of Green Island, Albany county, and to establish a police force therein,' passed April 20, 1871," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages. "An act to amend the charter of the Orphan Asylum Society 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 charitable and religious societies.

"An act to release to Mary Ann Black certain real estate in the city of Auburn, in the county of Cayuga, of which Archibald Black, her late husband, died seized," 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 in relation to the highway in the town of Yonkers, known as Central road or avenue," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act authorizing the commissioners of public charities and correction in the city of New York to acquire title to portions of Ward's Island and the water rights surrounding the same," 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.

"An act further to amend chapter 319 of the Laws of 1848, entitled 'An act for the incorporation of benevolent, charitable, scientific, and missionary societies,' and the several acts amendatory thereof," 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.

"An act to release the interest of the people of this State in certain lands to Sarah Mann, and to authorize her to hold and convey the same," 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 incorporate the St. Patrick's Temperance and Benevolent Society of Kingsbridgeville, in the county of Westchester," 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. "An act to amend chapter 368 of the Laws of 1865, entitled 'An act for the incorporation of societies or clubs for certain social and recreative purposes,' and the several acts amendatory thereof," 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 further to amend chapter 864 of the Laws of 1868, entitled 'An act to authorize the drainage of marsh land,'” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

"An act relative to the setting of fykes and other nets in Harlem and East rivers," 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 amend an act entitled 'An act to supply the city of Binghamton with pure and wholesome water,' passed April 25, 1867, and the acts amendatory thereof," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the New York Botanical Club,' passed April 21, 1871," 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 authorize the common council of the city of Syracuse to construct a trunk sewer in Harrison street and raise money to pay for the same," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

"An act to provide for the rebuilding of the bridge over the Oneida river between the towns of Clay, in the county of Onondaga, and Hastings, in the county of Oswego, at Caughdenoy," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Savannah, Wayne county, New York,' passed April 15, 1867," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages.

"An act to repeal so much of chapter 868, Laws of 1867, being an act relating to certain non-resident highway taxes in Clinton county, known as the Old Military tract, as relate to non-resident lands in Franklin county, and the payment of the taxes assessed and collected from the same," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges. "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the opening and improvement of Park avenue, between Bridge street and Hudson avenue and Clinton avenue and Broadway, in the city of Brooklyn,' passed April 17, 1868," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

"An act to authorize the common council of the city of Albany to issue the bonds of said city to provide for the taking of property for an United States building at the said city, and to provide for compensating the owners of the property so taken therefor," which was read the first

time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Mr. Bowen, from the select committee of nine, reported the following entitled bills complete:

"An act to amend chapter 55 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act to abolish the contracting board and the system of repairing the canals by contract, and to authorize the Canal Board to remove canal division agents and appoint such officers." [With amendments.]

"An act to amend chapter 190 of the Laws of 1870 in relation to supervisors of the county of New York."

"An act to compensate William S. Copland for services rendered in examining and making copies of certain accounts of the county of New York."

Assembly, "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations and to regulate the same,' passed April 2, 1850."

"An act to establish the compensation of county judges and surrogates pursuant to the fifteenth section of the amended sixth article of the Constitution." [With amendments.]

"An act relating to Pacific Mail Steamship Company authorizing the reduction of its capital stock, and prescribing its qualifications of direc

tors."

"An act to incorporate the Manhattan Mercantile Association of New York."

Assembly, "An act to authorize the county clerk of Montgomery county to sign the certificates of record of deeds and mortgages and other records, or of filing of papers recorded or filed in Montgomery county clerk's office which were not signed by the former clerk of said county of Montgomery." "An act to amend an act passed April 23, 1867, for the relief of the ruptured and crippled in hospital."

Assembly, "An act to amend chapter 534 of the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act relative to the improvement of certain portions of the counties of Westchester and New York, including provisions for communication between said counties, and for improving the navigation of Harlem river and Spuyten Duyvil creek."

Assembly, "An act to secure religious ministration to convicts in the State prisons and penitentiaries of this State." [With amendments.] "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the House of the Evangelists in the city of New York,' passed May 6, 1870."

Assembly, "An act for the extension of the Utica, Chenango and Cortland railroad."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to facilitate the construction of the New York and Oswego Midland railroad, and to amend the several acts in relation thereto,' passed March 26, 1868."

Assembly, "An act to confirm and legalize the action of the board of supervisors of Cayuga county in relation to the number of superintendents of the poor of said county.'

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Assembly, "An act in relation to a part of Mamaroneck avenue in the town of Mamaroneck, in the county of Westchester."

Assembly, "An act to authorize the election of an additional justice of the peace in the town of Sodus, in the county of Wayne."

Assembly, "An act to release the interest of the State in certain lands of which Thomas Breen died seized to Margaret Breen, his widow."

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Assembly, "An act in relation to Union avenue in the towns of Mamaroneck and Rye, in the county of Westchester."

Assembly, "An act to release to George Buerckel and Magdalena Stell, the brother and sister of Henry Buerckel, deceased, all the right, title, and interest of the people of the State of New York in and to a certain house and lot of land in the village of Lyons, county of Wayne, and State of New York."

"An act to incorporate the Auburn City Hospital."

Assembly, "An act regulating the sale of leaf tobacco in the city of New York." [With amendments.]

Assembly, "An act to provide for the repayment of certain moneys paid to the commissioners of Mamaroneck avenue in Westchester county." The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said report, and it was decided inthe affirmative.

Ordered, That said bills be engrossed for a third reading.

The Assembly returned the concurrent resolution relative to the appointment of two commissioners to attend the International Congress for the Prevention of Crime to be held in the city of London, with a message that they had consented to the appointment of a committee of conference thereon, and had appointed as such committee, on the part of the Assembly, Messrs. Alvord, E. E. Brown, Kingsland, Mackay, and Ray.

Mr. Bowen, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution relative to printing extra copies of the evidence in the case of Senator James Wood, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That one thousand copies of the testimony taken by the select committee of investigation in the case of Hon. James Wood, and the opinion of Judge Selden, be and is hereby ordered printed 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. Robertson moved that the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the drainage and improvement of a part of the valley of the Sawmill river in the town of Yonkers, and the laying out of streets and roads in the same," be recommitted to the committee on roads and bridges. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the rebuilding and repairing of certain wharves and piers in the city of Brooklyn,' reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Graham, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide for the erection of a town hall in the town of Rhinebeck, county of Dutchess," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Graham, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to amend title 16, chapter 8, part 3 of the Revised Statutes relative to proceedings for the drainage of swamps, marshes, and other low or wet lands, and for draining farm lands,' passed May 12, 1869," reported

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