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ize the construction and use of a railroad from the southerly side of Newtown creek, in the city of Brooklyn, to Astoria, and through certain streets of said village,' passed May 5, 1863,” 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. Harrower asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to repeal chapter 245 of the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act relating to exemptions," " 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. Johnson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to regulate railroad freight," 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. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to open and widen portions of Sackett, Douglass and President streets, and otherwise alter the commissioners' map of the city of Brooklyn,' passed May 6, 1868,” wbich 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.

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 26th, 1839, passed April 11, 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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Cock
Johnson O'Brien

Wagner
Baker
Dickinson
Lowery
Palmer

Weismann
Bowen
Foster

McGowan Robertson D. P. Wood Chatfield Harrower Madden Tiemann Woodin 20

FOR THE NEGATIVE. Lewis

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

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act authorizing the town of Naples to build a town and soldiers' memorial hall,' was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, as amended, and it was decided in the aftirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

Wagner

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Cock
Lewis

Murphy
Baker

Dickinson Lowery Palmer Weismann
Benedict Foster

McGowan Robertson D. P. Wood
Bowen
Harrower Madden

Tiemann Woodin
Chatfield Johnson

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.

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The Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the election of a police justice in and for the village of Flushing, Queens county, and to prescribe his duties and compensation, and regulating charges in criminal proceedings ip said village,” 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, il 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
Johnson
Palmer

Wagner
Baker
Dickinson Lewis

Perry

Weismann
Bowen
Foster
Lowery

Robertson D. P. Wood Chatfield Harrower McGowan Tiemann Woodin 20

Ordered, That the Clerk returu said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

The Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incoporate the village of Port Richmond,' passed April 24, 1866," 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
Cock
Johnson
O'Brien

Tiemann
Baker
Dickinson Lewis

Palmer

Wagner
Benedict Foster
Lowery Perry

Weismann
Bowen

Harrower Murphy Robertson D. P. Wood Chatfield

21 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Woodin

1 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message inforining that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled “An act to authorize the trustees of the village of Ellenville to borrow money for the purpose of introducing water into the village, and to control and regulate the use of the same,' passed April 5, 1866, and supplemental thereto,” 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 Harrower McGowan Robertson
Baker
Cock
Johnson
O'Brien

Tiemann
Benedict Dickinson Lewis

Palmer

Wagner
Bowen
Foster
Lowery Perry

Weismann 20 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. [SENATE JOURNAL]

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The Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide for supplying the village of Flushing, Queens county, with pure and wholesome water," 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:

Perry

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE,
Adams
Cock
Johnson
O'Brien

Wagner
Baker
Dickinson Lewis

Weismann
Bowen
Foster
Lowery

Robertson D. P. Wood Chatfield Harrower McGowan Tiemann Woodin 20

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.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to authorize the Clifton Mining Company to succeed to the rights of the Clifton Iron Company,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Lowery moved to take from the table the veto message of His Excellency, the Governor, of the 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."

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

The President put the question “Shall this bill pass not withstanding the objection of the Governor ?” and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present and voting, voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Chatfield Lowery

Palmer

Wagner
Baker
Dickinson McGowan Perry

Weismann
Benedict Harrower Madden

Robertson D. P. Wood
Bowen
Lewis
Murphy Tiemann Woodin

20
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Cock
Johnson

2 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the same, notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, two-thirds of all the Senators present and voting, voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Madden moved that the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the charter of the village of Middletown,' passed March 31, 1866,” be referred 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. Benedict offered the following:

Resolved, That the Clerk cause to be added to the desks of the Senators an elevated strip at the back of the desk and at the front of the leaf or lid of the desk, so as to prevent papers from sliding off the desk.

Mr. Johnson moved that the resolution be amended so as to apply only to the desk of the Senator from the fifth, Mr, Benedict,

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

Mr. D. P. Wood moved that the desk of the Senator from the twentysixth, Mr. Johnson, be excepted from the operation of the resolution.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, 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 negative.

Mr. Palmer moved that the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled '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,' passed January 30, 1872,” be referred 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.

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 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,' passed January 30, 1832.”

“An act relating to local improvements in the city of New York.”

"An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend and consolidate the charter of the village of Middletown,' passed March 31, 1866."

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

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

Mr. Madden moved that said last named bill be recommitted to the committee on the affairs of villages, with power to report complete at any time.

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

A message from the Assembly was received and read, as follows:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That a respectful message be sent to His Excellency the Governor, asking the return of Assembly bill No. 45, entitled “An act to authorize the village of Flushing, Queens county, to borrow money and issue bonds therefor, for the purpose of paying the floating indebtedness of said village, and for the general improvement thereof," for correction.

On motion of Mr. Cock, 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 affirmative.

By unanimous consent the rule was suspended, and the Clerk ordered to return said resolution to the Assembly immediately, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

A message from the Governor was received and read iu the words following:

STATE of NEw York — ExECUTIvE CHAMBER, } ALBANY, February 8, 1872. 7o the Legislature : I transmit here with the draft of a code of laws relating to the assessment of taxes in the State of New York, prepared by the Commissioners on Taxation under an act of the Legislature, passed May, 1871, together with their report relating to the same. Having, in my annual message, urged upon you an early and considerate examination of the system of taxation presented by the Commissioners, it is unnecessary for me to do more now than renew that recommendation, and at the same time to express my satisfaction with the labor and care which has manifestly been expended by the Commissioners in their conscientious effort to arrive at a uniform, equitable, and productive system of taxation. JOHN T. HOFFMAN.

Ordered, That said message be laid on the table and printed. - (See Doc. No. 26.) Mr. Benedict offered the following: Resolved, That 5,000 copies of the report of the Commissioners on Taxation be printed for the use of the Legislature. Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing. By unanimous consent, Mr. Perry asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of 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. Benedict asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act reappropriating a certain portion of the United States Deposit Fund for the benefit of academies,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature. Mr. Perry, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to extend, widen, alter and improve Banker street, to close a portion of the same, and to improve Union avenue, in the city of Brooklyn,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on the affairs of villages, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to amend and consolidate the charter of the village of Middletown,” passed March 31, 1866,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading. Mr. Baker offered the following: Resolved, That the Senate hold a session this evening at half-past seven for the consideration of general orders. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the negative. Mr. Lowery offered the following: Resolved, i. the committee appointed to investigate the subject of legislative postage, have power to send for persons and papers. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Bowen, the Senate adjourned.

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