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In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Madden asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the transportation of passengers in the city of New York, by means of street railways to be noi constructed through certain streets and avenues therein,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, aud referred to the committee on railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Tiemann asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the New York Warehouse and Railway Company, and to provide improved wharves and warehouses in the city of New York; and also adequate means for the transa's portation of freight and passengers within the city of New York and 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 railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Weismann asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the New York City Transit Company, and to provide for the construction of a sub-surface railway 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. Adams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of the city of Cohoes, 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. Winslow asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to authorize the business of banking,'

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Robertson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act relative to the improvement of certain portions of the county of Westchester and New York, including provisions for communication between said 3 counties, and for the improving of the navigation of Harlem river and Spuyten Duyvel creek, passed April 15, 1871, so far as relates to the town of Westchester, 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 commerce and navigation.

By unanimous consent, Mr. D. P. Wood asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the security of mechanics and others erecting buildings and furnishing materials therefor in any of the counties 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 the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Ames asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the establishment of a normal and training school in the village of Plattsburgh, to be called the Plattsburgh Normal and Training School,"" wbich was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

By unanimous cousent, Mr. Baker asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to private asylums for the insane," 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. O'Brien offered, for the consideration of the Senate, concurrent resolutions proposing an amendment of the Constitution of the State of New York relative to State prisons, as follows:

Realved (if the Assembly concur), That section four of article five of the Constitution be amended so that it shall read as follows:

SEC. 4. There shall be a board of managers of prisons to consist of five persons to be appointed by the Governor, hy and with the consent and advice of the Senate, who shall hold office for ten years, except that the five first appointed shall, in such manner as the Legislature may direct

, be so classified that the term of one person so appointed shall expire at the end of each two years during the first ten years, and vacancies occurring in the offices afterwards shall be filled in like manner. Soch board shall have the charge and superintendence of the State prisons, and shall possess such powers and perform such duties in respect to the county jails, the local or district penitentiaries, and other penal or reformatory institutions within the State, as the Legislature may, by law, impose upon them. Such board shall from time to time elect a secretary, who shall be removable at their pleasure, who shall perform such duties as the Legislature or the board may prescribe, and shall receive such salary as the Legislature shall determine; the members of the board shall receive no compensation, other than reasonable traveling and other expenses while engaged in the performance of their official duties ; and the Legislature, at its first session after the adoption of this Constitution, shall limit the amount of such expenses, which limit shall not be changed except at intervals of five years. Such board shall appoint the warden or chief officer, the clerk, physician, and chaplain of each State prison, and shall have power to remove either of such officers for cause only, after opportunity to be heard in his own defense, upon written charges, has been given to him. All other officers of each prison shall be appointed by the warden or chief officer thereof, and shall be removable at his pleasure. The Governor may remove either of the managers of prisons for malfeasance or misfeasance in office, after having furnished him with a copy of the charges against him, and giving him an opportunity of being heard in his defense.

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment be referred to the Legislature to be chosen at the next general election of Senators, and that, in conformity to section one of article thirteen of the Constitution, it be published for three months previous to the time of such election.

Ordered, That said resolutions be laid on the table. By ananimous consent, Mr. Perry asked and obtained leave to introdnce a bill entitled "An act to regulate elections in 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

By unanimous consent, Mr. D. P. Wood asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend section five of title one of chapter one of the fourth part of the Revised Statutes in relation to murder, and to authorize the court in certain cases to reduce the offense to murder in the second degree," 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. Woodin asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to consoli

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date school districts Nos. 6 and 15 in the town of Mentz, in the county of Cayuga, into one school district, and to provide for the organization of a school and academy therein, and to enable the said district to loan money to erect the necessary buildings therefor,' passed April 7, 1857," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

The bill entitled “An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the towns of Jamaica, Hempstead, North Hempstead, and Oyster Bay, county of Queens,” 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.
Adams
Chatfield
Johnson Murphy

Weismann
Allen
Cock
Lewis
O'Brien

Winslow
Ames
Dickinson Lowery

Perry

D. P. Wood
Baker
Foster

McGowan Robertson Woodin
Bowen
Harrower Madden

Wagner

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

Mr. McGowan offered the following:

Resolvel (if the Assembly concur), That a respectful messaye be sent to His Excellency the Governor asking him to return the Senate hill entitled "An act to authorize the town of Herkimer, Herkimer county, to issue bonds upon its credit for the purpose of raising money to be contributed towards building a new court-house for said county in said town,” for amendment.

On motion of Mr. McGowan, and by unanimous consent the rule was suspended, in order that said resolution might be considered immediately.

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

By unanimous consent, the Clerk was ordered to deliver said resolution to the Assembly immediately, with a mes age reqnesting their concurrence therein.

Mr. Tiemann offered the following:

Resolved, That the comptroller of the city and county of New York be, and he is hereby requested to furnish a statement of all donations made by the city and county of New York in real estate and money; and for assessments and taxes to benevolent, charitable, and all other institutions from January 1, 1860, to the present time.

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

Also, the following:

Resoled, That the comptroller of the city and county of New York be, and he is hereby requested to furnish a statement showing the valuation of all the real estate upon which taxes are levied and collected in the city and county of New York. Also all the real estate exempted from taxation in said city and county, where the same is located, and for what purposes it is sed.

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

Also, the following:
Resolved, That the comptroller of the city and county of New York

be, and he is hereby requested to report, its carly as possible, all sums paid on account of the new county court-bouse for building, furniture, and all other expenses, to whom paid and for what purpose, and the amount necessary to finish the same.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. Also, the following: Resolved, That the comptroller of the city anıl county of New York be, and he is hereby requested to report all sums paid on account of the court-house in the ninth judicial district in said city, to whoin, wd for what

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

Mr. Madden gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Malden Savings Bank.

Mr. Harrower called for the consideration of the concurrent resolution, as follows:

Whereas, The Hon. L. D. Shoemaker, member of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress, has introduced a bill, which is now pending in the House of Representatives, granting 160 acres of bounty land to certain persons engaged in the military and naval service of the United States from and after the 4th day of March, 1861; therefore

Resoloed (if the Assembly concur), That our Senators and Representalives in Congress be, and they are hereby requested to support the said bill

, and use their influence to secure its passage iuto a law, and that His Excellency the Governor be, and he is hereby requested to transmit a copy of this resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

Mr. Robertson moved to refer said resolution to the committee on the militia. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Bowen moved to take from the table th: report of the committee on public printing, 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: Ritsoloed, That one thousand copies of the report of the Trustees of the State Library be printed for the use of the trustees.

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

The President stated the question to be upon the amendment pending to strike out the word trustees” and insert in lieu thercof the word "Legislature," Mr. Woodin moved to lay the report upon the table.

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

The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the Senate went into executive session, and after some tine spent therein the doors were opened and

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of the general orders, being the bills

L-islative business resumed.

atitled as follows:

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“An act to release the interest of the people of the State of New York in certain lands to Charles 0, Jones.”

“An act to establish the tenth ward in the city of Utica." "An act in relation to witnesses in criminal cases."

After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Weismann, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the two first named bills, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

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

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

Assembly, “An act to increase the duties of clerks of boards of supervisors."

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act incorporating the Goshen Savings Bank,' passed April 11, 1871."

Assembly, “An act to extend and define the jail liberties of the city and county of Albany."

After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Chatfield, from said comunittee, reported in favor of the passage of the first and last named bills, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered to a third reading.

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

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

"An act for the protection of tax-payers against the frauds, embezzle ments, and wrongful acts of public officers and agents."

“An act to dissolve the New York and Richmond Granite Company."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the bonded debt of the town of East Chester, county of Westchester,' passed Apri 19, 1871."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Foster, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage o the first named bill, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Foster, from the same committee, reported progress on the two last named bills, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

The Assembly returned the concurrent resolution requesting the Gov ernor to return for amendment the bill to authorize the town of Herki mer to issue bonds, etc, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same.

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Governor.
The Assembly sent for concurrence the resolution, as follows :

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That a respectful message be sent to His Excellency the Governor requesting the return of the bill entitled “An act prescribing the officers and employes that may be elected appointed or employed by the Senate and Assembly, fixing the salary and compensation thereof, and regulating the proceedings of investiga

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