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pheric Railway and Rapid Transit Company, aud to provide a feasible, safe, and speedy system of rapid transit through the city of New York and adjacent counties, and for the construction and operation of the same," 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. Allen asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing the town of Little Valley, Cattaraugus county, to issue bonds to pay its indebtedness incurred in the building of the court-house and jail'in said towns,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Allen asked and obtained leave to intro. duce a bill entitled "An act legalizing the conveyance of the fair grounds of the Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on agriculture.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Hardenbergh asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend title one of chapter one of the fourth part of the Revised Statutes,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second timc, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Perry asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to repeal chapter 737 of the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act to provide for the election of an auditor of the county of Kings, and prescribing his powers and duties,'” 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Winslow asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the city of Watertown to borrow money and issue bonds of the city therefor for the purpose of liquidating the present indebtedness," 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. D. P. Wood asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize corporations to hold and convey real estate for business purposes in other States, with the consent 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.

Mr. Robertson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to authorize the board of trustees of the town of Morrisania to lay out and open 156th street from St. Ann's avenue to the Third avenue, in the town of Morrisania, county of Westchester,” passed April 13, 1871.

By unanimous consent, Mr. D. P. Wood asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act relative to fees for the service of process and other papers in courts of record, except in the counties of New York, Kings and Westchester, and to repeal chapter 415, of the Laws of 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Woodin asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to enable the legal voters of any town, connty, city or ward, to determine, by ballot, whether the sale, exposing for sale, giving away, or suffering to be exposed, sold, or given away, of intoxicating liquors shall be prohibited, and to provide for the enforce

ment of prohibition, when a majority declare in favor thereof; also, to regulate the sale for medicinal, mechanical or sacramental use, and to provide for the enforcement of this act,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent, was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

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

"An act to extend the time for the completion of the Erie and New York city railroad."

By unanimous consent, Mr. Baker asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish and maintain a police force in the city of Troy,' passed April 29, 1870," 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.

The bill entitled "An act to extend the time for the completion of the Erie and New York city railroad,” 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 TIIE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Bowen

Hardenbergh Madden Weismann
Allen
Chatfield Harrower Palmer

Winslow
Ames
Cock
Lewis
Perry

D. P. Wood
Baker
Foster

Lowery Robertson Woodin
Benedict Graham McGowan

2:3 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Tiemann

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

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to extend the provisions of chapter 113, of the Laws of the year 1853, entitled 'An act declaring Indian river a public highway, which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

Mr. Winslow moved to refer said bill to the first committee of the whole.

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.

Mr. Perry offered the following:

Resolved, That Alexander Wilder, correspondent of the New York Republican, be designated as a reporter of the Senate, in addition to those already appointed.

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

Mr. Benedict moved to reconsider the vote agreeing to the adverse report of the committee on railroads, upon the petition of John T. Mills, for right to run cars in New York.

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

Mr. Benedict moved to recommit said petition to the committee on railroads.

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

Mr. Ames offered the following:

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourn this day, it stand adjourned until Monday evening next at 7} o'clock.

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

, Ames Baker Chatfield

Cock
Graham
Harrower

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Johnson

Perry
McGowan Tiemann
Madden

Wagner

Weismann
Winslow

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Adams
Bowen
Lewis

Robertson J. Wood
Allen
Foster
Lowery

D. P. Wood Woodin
Benedict Hardenbergh Palmer

13 The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of the special order, being the Assembly bill entitled as follows :

“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."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Winslow, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said bill with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

On motion of Mr. D. P. Wood, 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, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

Adams Allen Baker Benedict Bowen

Cock
Foster
Graham
Harrower

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Lewis

Perry
Lowery

Robertson
McGowan Tiemann
Palmer

Weismann

Winslow
D. P. Wood
J. Wood
Woodin

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FOR THE NEGATIVE. Jobnson

By unanimous consent the rule was suspended, and the Clerk ordered to return said bill to the Assembly immediately, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, with amendments. Mr. Harrower offered the following:

Whereas, The Hon. L. D. Shoemaker, member of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress from the State of Pennsylvania, bas 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

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), Tbat our Senators and Representatives in Congress be, and they are hereby requested to support the said bill, and use their influence to secure its passage into a law, and that His (SENATE JOURNAL.)

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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. Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table. 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 amend an act entitled ‘An act in relation to the fees of . sheriffs, except in the counties of New York, Kings and Westchester,” passed April 12, 1871.” “An act for the relief of Cornelia Townsend.” Assembly, “An act to extend the provision of chapter 113 of the Laws of 1853, entitled ‘An act declaring Indian river a public highway.” After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Harrower, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first two named bills, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading. Mr. Harrower, from said committee, also reported in favor of the passage of the last-named bill, which report was agreed to. On motion of Mr. Winslow, 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, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Adams Chatfield Ilowery Perry Weismann

Allen Cock McGowan Robertson Winslow

Baker Graham Madden Tiemann J. Wood

Benedict Johnson Palmer Wagner Woodin

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same. The Assembly sent for concurrence a resolution in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Honorable the Senate asking the return of the papers on file concerning the claim of Gerrit Smith and Jonathan D. Ledyard, and the personal representatives of Hamilton Murray, deceased, and that, when received, they be referred to the committee on claims. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Baker, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to revive and amend the act to incorporate the Wyoming Benevolent Institute, passed April 2 s, 1870," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. On motion of Mr. Graham, the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 1872.-7:30 P. M.

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

Mr. Tiemann presented a petition of the owners of property in Manhattanville for the opening of 127th, 128th, and 129th streets in New York; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of the citizens of Erie county against legislative interference with the management of the Erie railway; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Weismann presented a petition of the residents of New York and patrons of the Third Avenue railroad that permission be granted to run palace or drawing-room cars on said railroad; which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Allen presented the resolutions of a meeting held in Dunkirk against interference with the present management of the Erie railway; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Lowery moved to reconsider the vote agreeing to the adverse report of the committee on railroads upon the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to amend in act entitled “An act to incorporate the Utica and Mohawk Street Railroad Company,' passed May 17, 1869."

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

Mr. Lowery moved to recommit said bill to the committee on railroads.

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

Mr. D. P. Wood, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

"An act for the relief of Cornelia Townsend."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the fees of sheriffs, except in the counties of New York, Kings, and Westchester, passed April 12, 1871."

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the annendments of the Senate thereto :

"An act relating to 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."

“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." Ordered, That the Clerk return said bills to the Assembly.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Robertson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the board of trustees of the town of Morrisania to lay out and open One Hundred and Fifty-sixth street, St. Anns avenue, to

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