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TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Selkirk.
The journal of Thursday was read and approved.

Mr. Benedict presented a memorial of Columbia College, praying for an act authorizing it to dispose of and purchase lands for sites; which was read and referred to the committee on literature. The President presented the following:

SENATE CHAMBER, ALBANY, January 9, 1872. S

72.} To the Honorable the Senate :

On the 4th day of January, inst., the Senate, after appointing certain of the Senators upon each of the standing committees, adopted the following resolution, viz. :

" Resolred, That the vacancies on the several committees be filled by the President of the Senate.”

To this resolution the President of the Senate respectfully responds, that he is clearly of the opinion that it is not his duty to appoint parts of committees.

He is informed that the resolution was designed as an act of courtesy to himself.

He tenders his thanks and acknowledgments for the courtesy, but respectfully declines availing himself of it.

ALLEN C. BEACH,

President of the Senate. Mr. Baker gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize 0. Richards & Son to construct and maintain a swing bridge over the Glens Falls feeder, in the village of Sandy Hill.

Mr. Adams gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to filling vacancies in the board of public instruction of the city of Albany."

Mr. Adams gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill

entitled "An act to authorize the construction of an avenue from the city of Albany to the city of Cohoes."

By unanimous.consent, Mr. Wagner asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to equalize representation in the board of supervisors in Fulton county;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the Ommittee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lowery asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Association of the Bar of Oneida county;" 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. Lowery asked and obtained leave to intro(SENATE JOURNAL]

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duce a bill entitled “An act to release the interest of the people of the State of New York in and to certain lands in Oneida county to George A. Reynolds;" which was read the first time, and by urianimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Weismann asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled " 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Manhattan Dispensary of the city of New York,' passed May 6, 1870;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on public health.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Bowen asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to repeal section two of an act entitled 'An act to further amend the charter of the village of Albion, in the county of Orleans,' passed April 27, 1871;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of villages.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Cock asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chap. 156, of the Laws of 1868, entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Greenport, Suffolk county;'" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of villages.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Cock asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing the election of a police justice in the town of Newtown, Queens county, and prescribing his duties and compensation ;” 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.

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 stenographers in the Circuit Courts, Courts of Oyer and Terminer and Special Terms of the Supreme Court in the sixth, seventh and eighth judicial districts ;' ” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Adams offered the following:

Resolved, That two thousand copies of the report of the new Capitol Commissioners be printed for the use of the Commissioners.

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

Mr. Palmer moved that the committee on railroads be discharged from the further consideration of the following entitled bill, and that the Senate do now resolve itself into a committee of the whole on said bill, to wit :

"An act to authorize the Poughkeepsie and Eastern Railroad Company to cancel a portion of its first mortgage bonds, and substitute therefor bonds of a larger denomination.”

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 present voting in favor thereof.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of said bill.

After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Bowen, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Palmer, 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.
Adams
Bowen
Lewis
O'Brien

Tieman
Allen
Chatfield Lord

Palmer

Wagner
Ames
Cock
Lowery Perry

Weismann
Baker
Foster

McGowan Robertson D. P. Wood
Benedict Graham

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Joboson

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

The bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo,' passed April 28, 1870,” 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:

Adams
Allen
Ames
Baker

Bowen
Chatfield
Cock
Foster

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Graham

Palmer
Lewis

Perry
Lowery

Robertson
McGowan Tieman

Wagner
Weismann
D. P. Wood

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FOR THE NEGATIVE. O'Brien

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

On motion of Mr. Chatfield, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. Clark.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Lowery presented a petition of George A. Reynolds for release of lands; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a petition of the members of the bar of Oneida county for an "Association of the Bar” of said county ; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Baker presented a petition of the board of education of Salem, Washington coupty, for a law authorizing them to borrow money for school purposes; which was read and referred to the committee on literatare.

Mr. Chatfield presented a remonstrance of T. C. Platt and sixty-nine others, of Owego, against any legislation for the benefit of foreign stockholders of the Erie railroad ; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Bowen presented two remonstrances against placing the Erie railway under the control of a British monopoly; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads,

Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on the affairs of villages, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to repeal section 2 of an act entitled 'An act to further amend the charter of the village of Albion in the county of Orleans, passed April 2, 1871,” reported in favor of the passage of the same; which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Woodin, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to authorize the Poughkeepsie and Eastern Railroad Company to cancel a portion of its first mortgage bonds and to substitute therefor bonds of a larger denomination.”

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

Resolved, That 1,500 copies of the report of the New C:pitol Commissioners be printed for the use of the Commissioners, and 500 for the use of Senators.

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

Mr. Baker gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Hudson river at the city of Troy.

Also, a bill to enable the board of education of the village of Salem to borrow money for school purposes from the common school fund or otherwise, and to provide for the payment thereof, with interest, by tax on said village.

Mr. Bowen gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to facilitate the con. struction of the Lake Ontario Shore railroad, and to amend the several acts in relation thereto, passed March 17, 1871.".

By unanimous consent, Mr. Benedict asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to provide for the payment of certain bonds of the city and county 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 affairs of cities.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Graham asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Delhi Water-works Company,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on villages.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Woodin asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act supplementary to the act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical and chemical purposes, passed February 17, 1848,” 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 manimous consent, Mr. Adams asked and obtained leave to intro

duce a bill entitled "An act in relation to filling vacancies in the board of public instruction of the city of Albany,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to tbe committee on the affairs of cities.

In pursuance to previous notice, Mr. Baker asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize 0. Richards & Son to construct and maintain a swing bridge over the Glens Falls feeder, in the village of Sandy Hill,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

By ananimous consent, Mr. Lowery asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish a Recorder's Court in the city of Utica, and for other purposes,' passed May 7, 1844,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Bowen asked and obtained leave to introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled "An act to facilitate the construction of the Lake Ontario Shore Railroad, and to amend the several acts in relation thereto,' passed March 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 judiciary.

Mr. Lowery offered the following:

Resolved, That the Senate hold an executive session this day at twelve o'clock x.

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

Mr. J. Wood rose to a question of privilege, relative to certain charges made in the New York Tribune of the 4th inst., and requested that a committee be appointed to investigate said charges.

Mr. Tieman moved that a committee of investigation be appointed. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Palmer, from the standing committee on affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for the payment of certain bonds of the city and county of New York," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Benedict, and by unanimous consent, the Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole and proceeded to the consideration of said entitled bill.

After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and
Mr. Lewis, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said
bill, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a
third reading
The Clerk announced the following appointments :
Clerk and Bank Messenger-S. C. Curran.
Librarian's Messenger-Joseph Walker.
Sergeant-at-Arms' Messenger-John W. Hannan.
Post-office Messenger-W.'J. H. Parker.

Pages, first half-George Schofield, James McCabe, James B. Lang, Frank Hagan, Andrew Tracy, James P. Minhan.

Second half-Robert Stafford, Wilbur T. Lockwood, Roswell Clark, Denny Cushing, Edward Risch, Edward Rogers.

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