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majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows: FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Allen Chatfield Harrower O'Brien Wagner

Ames Cock Johnson Perry Weismann
Baker Dickinson Lowery Robertson D. P. Wood
Benedict Foster McGowan Tiemann J. Wood

Bowen Graham Murphy - 23

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

The bill entitled “An act relative to lands in the city of Brooklyn, county of Kings, devised in and by the last will and testament of Leffert Lefferts, deceased, to Elizabeth Dorothea Breevoort, for and during her natural life,” 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.

Adams Chatfield Harrower O’Brien Wagner

Allen Cock Lewis Palmer Weismann
Ames - Dickinson Lowery Perry D. H. Wood
Baker Foster McGowan Robertson J. Wood
Benedict Graham Madden Tieman Woodin

Bowen 26

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. Mr. Palmer moved that the bill entitled “An act relating to contracts for local improvements in the city of New York, and the assessments for such improvements,” be recommitted to the committee on the affairs of cities. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. O The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders. After some time spent therein, the hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the President resumed the chair, and the Senate went into executive session; after which, the doors were opened, and the Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole and resumed the consideration of the bills then pending, as follows: “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to incorporate the Poughkeepsie Bridge Company, for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a bridge, appurtenances and approaches to the same, over the Hudson river, at a point or points between the city of Poughkeepsie and the town of Lloyd, Ulster county, on said river, passed May 10, 1871.” “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.” “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.” After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Allen, from said committee, reported progress on the first named bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Allen, 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. Allen, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill.

Mr. Bowen moved to disagree with the report of the committee of the whole upon said entitled bill, and that the enacting clause be stricken out.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Ames
Bowen
Dickinson Lewis

Woodin
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Adams
Cock
Lowery Perry

Weismann
Allen
Foster
Madden

Robertson Winslow
Baker
Harrower Murphy

Tiemann D. P. Wood
Benedict Johnson

Palmer

Wagner J. Wood Chatfield

21 The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the report of the committee of the whole, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That said bill be engrossed for a third reading.
The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to authorize the railroad commissioners of the town of Lowville, in Lewis county, to issue bonds on said town in place of others now falling due, and otherwise amending chapter 426 of the Laws of 1866,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

"An act to legalize the vote of the town of Mt. Morris, in the county of Livingston, at the town meeting of said town, held on the 7th day of March, 1871, by which certain moneys were voted to be paid to the estate of McNeil Seymour, deceased, and to Noble Denison, and authorizing the board of town auditors of said town to audit and allow, and the board of supervisors of said county to levy and collect 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 extend and define the jail liberties of the city and county of Albany,” 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 for the better prevention of the procurement of abortions and other like offenses, and to amend the laws relative thereto," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same without amendment:

"An act in relation to filling vacancies in the board of public instruction of the city of Albany."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

Mr. Palmer moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled “An act to amend. an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Poughkeepsie Bridge Company (SENATE JOURNAL.]

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for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a bridge, appurtenances, and approaches to the same, over the Hudson river at a point or points between the city of Poughkeepsie and the town of Lloyd, Ulster county; on said river, passed May 10, 1871,” and that the same be recommitted to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Johnson moved to amend that it be recommitted to the committee on commerce and navigation. 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 motion, as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Madden, the Senate adjourned.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Birkenthal. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Woodin, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows: “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.” “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.” Messrs. Allen, Robertson, Harrower, Madden, and J. Wood presented remonstrances against placing the Erie railway under British monopoly; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Lewis presented a petition of Frederick Fenner for damages to horses and wagon by the fall of a bridge over the State ditch at Tonawanda; which was read and referred to the committee on claims. Also, a petition of Philip Knoche for damages to horses and wagon by fall of the same bridge; which was read and referred to the committee on claims. Mr. Murphy presented a memorial of owners of property in Brooklyn to have the pier head-line revived; which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation. Messrs. Bowen, Baker, Murphy, and Winslow, severally, presented petitions for an increased appropriation to the literature fund; Whil Were read and referred to the committee on literature. Mr. Tiemann presented a remonstrance against allowing palace cars on the Third Avenue railroad; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. O’Brien presented a petition of T. E. Tomlinson for additional railroads in New York city; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads. lso, a petition of the same for free halls and lyceums in New York city; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Mr. Lewis, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize 0. Richards & Son to construct and maintain a swing-bridge over the Glen's Falls feeder in the village of Sandy Hill," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with an amendment, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Lewis, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the erection of an iron bridge over the Chanplain canal at Comstock's Landing, in the county of Washington," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Woodin, from the committee on the revision of rules, reported the rules for 1872.

(See Doc. No. 20.) The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said report, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Winslow, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled “ An act to amend an act entitled ' An act incorporating the Goshen Savings Bank,' passed April 11, 1871,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Winslow, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled “ An act to amend an act entitled “An act to amend an act to incorporate the Savings Bank of the city of Utica, passed April 26, 1839,' passed April 11th, 1870," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Winslow, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled “ An act to amend an act to incorporate the National Trust Company of the city of New York, passed April 19, 1867,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Madden, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the petition of John T. Mills, for an act allowing him to run cars in New York city, where rail tracks have been built over the streets of his stage route, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner be denied.

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

Mr. Madden, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled “ An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Utica and Mohawk Street Railroad Company, etc.,' passed May 17, 1869," reported adversely thereto, which report was agreed to.

Mr. D. P. Wood, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly 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 investigating committees, and providing for the payment of the expenses thereof,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments; and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. D. P. Wood moved that said bill be made a special order to-morow, at 12 o'clock M.

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 Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows: “An act to amend chapter 539 of the Laws of 1870, entitled ‘An act in relation to jurors in 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 judiciary. “An act to incorporate the Lockport Driving Park Association,” 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 regulate the ferries running from the foot of Tenth street and Twenty-third street, in the city of New York, across the East river to Green Point, 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 commerce and navigation. “An act to regulate a ferry between the cities of New York and Brooklyn,” 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 increase the duties of clerks of the boards of supervisors,” 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 an act entitled ‘An act to reorganize the fire department of the city of Albany,’ passed March 29, 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 cities. “An act relating to the appropriations and deficiencies in the city and county of New York, and the audit and payment of salaries and claims in said city and county,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time. i. Palmer moved that said bill be referred to the committee of the Whole. Mr. Benedict moved that said bill be referred to the committee on the affairs of cities. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion of Mr. Benedict, and it was decided in the negative. The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion to refer to the committee of the whole, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Adams gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the charter of the city of Cohoes. Mr. Winslow gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the city of Watertown to borrow money and issue bonds of the city therefor, for the purpose of liquidating its present indebtedness. Mr Winslow gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the act entitled “An act to authorize the business of banking.” By unanimous consent Mr. Baker asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the Board of Canal Commissioners to settle with James H. Sherrill for constructing a stone dam across the Mohawk river at Cohoes for the Erie and Champlain canals, at prices equal to the cost of such work as found by the Canal Board under chapter 543 of the Laws of 1870," which was read the first time,

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