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ing certain roads in the town of Yonkers,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges. By unanimous consent, Mr. Robertson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of the village of White Plains, 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 the affairs of villages. By unanimous consent, Mr. Robertson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to authorize the trustees of the village of White Plains, in the county of Westchester, to regulate, grade, macadamize or pave Railroad avenue, in said village, passed oft 19, 1871, and for the protection of the pavement on the said street or avenue,” 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 villages. By unanimous consent, Mr. Wagner asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the trustees of the Canajoharie academy to convey the academy property to school district No. 8 of the town of Canajoharie,” 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. Madden asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act for the better preservation of horse records,” 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. Woodin asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to provide for the election of a police justice in and for the village of Cayuga, and defining his power 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 judiciary. By unanimous consent, Mr. Woodin asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act relating to the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, and providing for the reduction of its capital stock and the qualifications of directors,” 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. McGowan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the village of Herkimer to improve the public road leading from said village to Middleville, in Her. kimer county, by repairing and macadamizing the same, and to raise money to make such improvement,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges. By unanimous consent, Mr. McGowan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend section 14 of an act entitled ‘An act to incorporate the Sidney and Unadilla Bridge Company,’ passed April 27, 1866,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges. By unanimous consent, Mr. McGowan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to provide for the endowment of the Unadilla Academy,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous

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consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature. By unanimous consent, Mr. McGowan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to further amend an act entitled ‘An act for the further security of mechanics and others erecting buildings in either of the counties of this State, except the counties of Erie, Queens, New York and Onondaga,’ passed April 17, 1854, as amended by chapter 558, Laws of 1869,” 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. McGowan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the formation, establishing and maintaining of driving park and agricultural associations,” 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. D. P. Wood asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the common council of the city of Rochester to raise money for the purpose of building a City Hall in said city,” 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. Cock asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Nassau Bridge Company, for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a bridge over the East river between the counties of New York and Queens,” 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. Cock asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to enable the Astoria and Hunter's Point Railroad Company to extend their road,” 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. Cock asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to confirm proceedings under chapter 905 of the Laws of 1869, and chapter 750 of the Laws of 1870, relative to laying out a public highway in the towns of Jamaica and Newtown, Queens county,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. D. P. Wood offered the following: Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a respectful message be sent to the Governor requesting him to return Senate bill No. 22, entitled “An act authorizing the Syracuse and 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.” for amendment. 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 deliver said resolution to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. By unanimous consent, Mr. Adams moved that the bill entitled “An

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act to amend the charter of the city of Albany, passed March 16, 1870, and the several acts amendatory thereof," 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Allen moved that the bill entitled “An act to authorize the consolidation of the Rochester, Nunda and Pennsylvania Railroad Company with certain other roads," 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. Murphy moved that the Senate take a recess.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Allen
Johnson Madden

Palmer

Winslow
Bowen
Lord

Murphy Robertson D. P. Wood
Cock
Lowery O'Brien

Tiemann Woodin
Foster

16 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Adams Chatfield Graham

Perry

Weismann
Baker
Dickinson McGowan

Wagner

J. Wood 10 Whereupon the Senate took a recess until half past seven o'clock, P. M.

SEVEN AND A HALF O'CLOCK, P. M.

Senate again met. Mr. Winslow moved that the bill entitled "An act to amend section 1 of the act entitled 'An act declaring the Indian river a public highway,' passed April 5, 1853,” be laid on the table.

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

The President presented a communication from the comptroller of the city of New York, relative to the ninth judicial district court-house, in reply to a resolution of the Senate; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 61.) The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of the general orders, being the bills entitled as follows :

Assembly, "An act to amend the charter of the city of Albany, passed March 16, 1870, and the several acts amendatory thereof."

“An act to authorize the consolidation of the Rochester, Nunda and Pennsylvania railroad with certain other roads."

“An act to discharge William Hoffman from the debtors' jail in the city of New York, commonly called the Ludlow street jail, and to discharge him from arrest and imprisonment under the orders of arrest, by virtue of which he is now imprisoned in said jail, and to exonerate bis person from any existing or future arrest or imprisonment on any civil process in any civil action issuing out of any court of law, or on any

execution issuing on any judgment rendered or to be rendered in any such action, in every case in which the cause of action existed at the time of the passage of this act.” After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Harrower, from said committee, reported progress on the first named bill, and asked leave to sit again. Mr. Adams moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from further consideration of said bill, and that the same be ordered to a third reading. ocident put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Harrower, 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. Harrower, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, with amendments, and the title amended so as to read as follows: “An act to discharge William Hoffman from the debtors' jail in the city of New York, commonly called the Ludlow street jail, and to discharge him from arrest and imprisonment under the orders of arrest, by virtue of which he is now imprisoned in said jail, and to exonerate his person from any existing or future arrest or imprisonment on any civil process in any civil action issuing out of any court of law, or on any execution issuing on any judgment rendered or to be rendered in any such action, in every case in which the cause of action arose since January 1, 1871, and existed at the time of the passage of this act. On motion of Mr. Woodin, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said bill 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 Palmer Weismann

Allen Dickinson Lowery Perry Winslow

Baker Foster McGowan Robertson D. P. Wood
Benedict Graham Madden Tiemann J. Wood

Bowen Harrower O’Brien Wagner Woodin
Chatfield - 26

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Robertson moved that the bill entitled “An act relating to the Erie Railway Company repealing chapter 916 of of the Laws of 1869, so far as relates to the j. of directors of the Erie Railway Company, and the prolongation thereby of their terms of office, and vacating the offices of directors of said company held thereunder, and ordering a new election for a full board of directors of said company, and providing regulations relating to the elections of directors of said company and the transfer of its stock,” be read a third time. 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.

Said o having been announced for a third reading,

Mr. Madden moved that the bill be committed to the committee on the judiciary, with instructions to amend as follows:

Add, at the end of section 2, the following:

“No person being a director of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway Company shall be eligible as a director of the Erie Railway Company, and no lease, consolidation, or contract for division of earnings between the two companies shall be valid until ratified by a vote of twothirds of the shareholders of each company at a meeting called for that purpose.”

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.

Allen Harrower Lowery Murphy J. Wood,

Bowen Johnson Madden Palmer Woodin

Chatfield Lord 12 FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Adams Dickinson McGowan Robertson Weismann

Baker Foster O'Brien Tiemann Winslow

Cock Graham Perry Wagner D. P. Wood 15

Mr. Madden moved to recommit to the committee on the judiciary, with instructions to report forth with, the following amendment:

In section 2, line I, strike out the word “July,” and insert in lieu thereof the word “April.”

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.

Allen Harrower Johnson Madden J. Wood

Chatfield 6 FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Baker Foster O’Brien Tiemann Winslow

Benedict Graham Palmer Wagner D. P. Wood

Cock McGowan Perry Weismann Woodin

Dickinson Murphy Robertson 18

Mr. Madden moved to recommit to the committee on the judiciary, with instructions to report forthwith, the following amendment:

Add to section 2 as follows:

“No person being a director of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway Company shall be eligible as a director of the Erie Railway Com

any.”

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Allen Dickinson Lord O'Brien D. P. Wood

Benedict Graham McGowan Palmer J. Wood

Bowen Harrower Madden Wagner Woodin

Chatfield Johnson Murphy Weismann 19 FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Adams Cock Robertson Tiemann Winslow

Baker Perry

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, reported back the said entitled bill, with the amendment, as instructed by the Senate.

Mr. Madden moved to recommit said bill to the committee on the judiciary, with instructions to amend the same by striking out in section 2,

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