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

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Dickinson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the Clifton Mining Company to succeed to the rights of the Clifton Iron 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. Lewis asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to revive and amend the act to incorporate the Wyoming Benevolent Institute, passed April 28, 1870,” 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lewis asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to protect, improve, and keep in repair the west part of the road formerly known as the Buffalo plank-road, in the county of Erie,' passed April 13, 1871,” 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Winslow asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Agricultural Insurance Company of Watertown, Jefferson county,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lowery asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Utica Park Association,” 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Perry asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to legalize certain obligations incurred by 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 the affairs of cities.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Perry asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act extending the power of notaries public of the State of New York, and providing for the authentication of notarial certificates," 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. Robertson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to create a board of commis. pioners of city railways to provide means of rapid transit 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. Cock asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the towns of Jamaica, Hempstead, North Hempstead and Oyster Bay, Queens county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

The President presented the report of the Trustees of Astor Library; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 19.) Mr. Benedict offered the following:

Resolved, That 500 copies of the annual report of the trustees of the Astor Library, for the use of the trusttes, be printed.

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

The bill entitled “An act authorizing the Syracuse Northern Railroad Company to extend its road and make certain connections, and mortgage its real estate and personal property; and certain towns in Onondaga, Oswego and Jefferson counties to issue bonds in aid thereof,” was read a third time.

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the aifirmative, 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.
Adams
Cock
Harrower Palmer

Weismann
Allen
Dickinson Lowery Perry

Winslow
Baker
Foster

McGowan Tiemann D. P. Wood
Benedict Graham

O'Brien
Wagner

Woodin
Chatfield

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

The bill entitled “An act to amend the act entitled 'An act in relation to the qualifications of persons to be admitted to practice in the courts of this State, as attorneys, solicitors and counselors,' passed April 13, 1871," having been announced for a third reading,

On motion of Mr. Benedict, and by unanimous consent, said bill was amended as follows:

After the words “fifty-nine” in section 1, insert the words “or of chapter 187 of the Laws of 1860, or of.”

Said bill, as amended, 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.
Adams

Chatfield Harrower Murphy Robertson
Allen
Cock
Johnson
O'Brien

Tiemann
Ames
Dickinson Lowery

Palmer

Weismann
Baker
Foster
McGowan Perry

D. P. Wood
Benedict Graham

22 FOR THE NEGATIVE, Bowen Hardenbergh Lewis Woodin

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

Mr. Palmer moved to take from the table the resolution heretofore offered, as follows:

· Resolved, That a select committee of five be appointed to report the congressional apportionment by districts, for this State, under the United States census of 1870.

Mr. Palmer moved to amend said resolution by striking out the word “five” and inserting the word “seven ” in lieu thereof.

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.

Mr. Benedict moved to take from the table the report of the printing committee, as follows:

Mr. Bowen, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the trustees of the State Library, reported in favor of the adoption of the following:

Resolved, That one thousand copies of the report of the trustees of the Siate Library be printed for the use of the trustees.

Mr. Hardenbergh moved to strike out the word “trustees,” and insert the word “Legislature" in lieu thereof.

Mr. Bowen moved to lay the motion upon the table.

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

Mr. Woodin called for consideration of concurrent resolution from the Assembly, as follows:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the committee on rules of this House, act with a like committee to lie appointed by the Senate, to make examination, and recommend revision, if necessary, of the joint rules of the two Houses.

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 sail resolution to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

Mr. Tiemann offered the following:

Resolved, That the committee on bauks inquire into and eport on the propriety of so amending the laws, in relation to savings banks, as to prevent

any savings bank doing ordinary banking business. The President put the qnestion whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the afiirmative.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend section 1, of an att entitled 'An act declaring Indian river a public highway,' passed ipril 5, 1853,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, and said bill was committed tw the committee of the whole.

Vir. Lewis, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to repeal chapter 321 of the Laws of 1870, entitled "An act to provide for the appraisal of canal claims against the State," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr Lewis, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bil entitled "An act to repeal chapter 268 of the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act to provide for the payment of counsel required to be employed on behalf of the State, in pursuance of the provisions of section 2, of chapter 321, of the Laws of 1870," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. .

Mr. Lowery offered the following: · Pesoleed, That the petition and papers on the files of the Senate, relating to certain real estate in the city of Utica, of which Owen J. Jones died seized to Owen Griffiths, his nephew, be taken therefrom and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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

Mr. Weismann offered the following:
Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary be directed to inquire

into the expediency of enacting a law for the imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years nor less than six months of any person known as a thief, who shall at any time visit or be found in any bank, savings bank, or other monetary institution.

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

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 regulate the practice of pharmacy, and the sale of poisons in the city and county of New York.""

“An act to extend the time for the completion of the Erie and New York City Railroad."

Assembly, “An act relating to appropriations and deficiencies of the city and county of New York, and the audit and payment of salaries and claims in said city and county.”

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Chatfield, from said committee, reported progress on said first named bill, and asked leave to sit again.

Mr. Lewis moved that the said bill be recommitted to the committee on public health.

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

Mr. Chatfield, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Chatfield, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, with amendments.

Mr. Benedict moved to amend the amedment made in committee of the whole, as follows:

Strike out in section 1, after the words “New York," the following: “the commission of public works and the president of the department of public parks, shall constitute a board of apportionment and audit."

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

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Adams
Chatfield Harrower Palmer

Weismann
Allen
Dickinson Lewis

Perry

Winslow
Ames
Foster
Lowery

Robertson D. P. Wood
Baker
Graham
McGowan
Wagner

Woodin
Bowen
Hardenbergh Madden

23 Mr. Benedict also renewed the. amedment to strike out in lines 3 and 4 the following: “by the concurrent vote of all of said members.”

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

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FOR TIE NEGATIV 19.
Vans
Chatfield
Lewis
Palmer

Wagner
Allen
Dickinson Madden

Perry

Winslow
Baker
Harrower O'Brien

Robertson Woodin
Bowen

16 Mr. Benedict renewed the amend to strike out the following amendment adopted in committee of the whole:

** Public notice shall be given of the time and place of meeting of said board of audit, and such meetings and the discussions and actions of said boaril shall be public. Every bill, account and claim presented to said board, except for salaries and wages, shall be read aloud by the clerk of said board at the time of presentation, and the same shall lie on the table for five days thereafter for objections. The clerk shall, on the day of such presentation, enter in a suitable book or journal for that purpose a minute of the general nature of said accounts, bills and claims, except for salaries and wages, specifying in particular the amounts thereof, and the time of the same when practicable; and such book or journal shall be open to the inspection of the public. All objections made within the time aforesaid to said bills, accounts and claims shall be duly considered by said board of audit; but said board of audit shall not allow any claim at a greater rate or amount than that fixed by law, or by a contract umer which any services were rendered or materials were furnished.”

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

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
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Chatfield Harrower Madden

Wagner
Allen
Dickinson Johnson

Palmer

Winslow
Ames
Foster
Lewis
Perry

D. P. Wood
Baker

Graham Lowery Robertson Woodin Buwen Hardenbergh McGowan

23 Mr. Johnson moved to amend by inserting in section one the words the president of the board of aldermen."

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

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Idams
Bowen
Graham
Madden

Wagner
Alen
Chatfield Hardenbergh Paliner

Weismann
Anes
Cock
Lewis
Perry

Winslow
Baker
Dickinson Lowery

Robertson D. P. Wood
Boelict
Foster

McGowan Tiemann Woodin 25 Mr. Madden moved to recommit said bill to the committee on the affairs of cities, with instructions to amend the same so as to require the warl of andit to submit a statement of claims presented to them to the ein!non council.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said bution to recommit, and it was decided in the negative. SENATE Journal.]

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