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was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to #. committee on charitable and religious societies. By unanimous consent, Mr. Lowery asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act granting the consent of the State of New York to the purchase, by the United States, of certain lands for the purpose of the erection of a public building at Utica, and ceding juris. diction over 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. By unanimous consent, Mr. Cock asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of the Lutheran Cemetery at Middle Village, L. I.,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies. Mr. Benedict offered the following: Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a respectful message be sent to the Governor requesting him to return to the Senate, for the purpose of amendment, Senate bill No. 157, entitled “An act to amend and in addition to an act to incorporate the New England Society in the city of New York, passed April 15, 1833.” 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 immediately, and request their concurrence therein. Mr. O'Brien offered the following: Resolved, That a committee consisting of the Senators from New York city, with power to send for persons and papers, be appointed to inquire into and report to this body, at the earliest possible day, whether the Society of the New York Hospital has carried out the objects for which it was incorporated; also, the value of all the property, real and personal, at present held by the said corporation, with the amount of the annual revenue of the same, and the purposes to which the said revenue is applied. r. Madden moved to lay said resolution upon the table. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Johnson moved to take from the table the question agreeing to the adverse report of the committee on railroads upon the bill entitled “An act to regulate railroad freights in the State of New York.” The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Johnson moved to disagree with the report of the committee, and that said bill be committed to the committee of the whole. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Johnson moved that said bill be made a special order for Thursday next at twelve 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.

Mr. D. P. Wood moved to take from the table the concurrent resolution, as follows: “Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the Governor of the State is hereby authorized to appoint two commissioners to represent the State of New York in the International Congress on the prevention and suppression of crime, to be held in the city of London on the third day of July, 1872.” 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 the adoption of said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. Mr. Robertson offered the following: Resolved, That ten copies of the annual report of the Eclectic Medical Society of the State of New York, for the year ending 1871, be printed for each member, officer and reporter of the Senate, and 2,000 copies for the use of said Society. Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public Tinting. p Mr. Sidden, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the city of Rochester to issue its bonds in aid of the Rochester, Nunda and Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and to take the bonds of that company therefor,” reported in . favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Madden, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the city of Rochester to issue its bonds in aid of the Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company, and to take the bonds or stock of that company therefor,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Perry moved that the bill entitled “An act to enable Mary Conlan to take and hold real estate, and to release to her the interest and title in lands escheated to the State,” be considered in 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 the general orders, being the bills entitled as follows: “An act to enable Mary Conlan to take and hold real estate, and to release to her the interest and title in lands escheated to the State.” Assembly, “An act to authorize the Canal Commissioner to construct a road bridge over the Champlain canal, in the village of Fort Edward, in the county of Washington.” After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Cock, from said committee, reported progress on the first named bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again. Mr. Cock, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

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

IN AssFMBLY, March 26, 1872.

Pursuant to a concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, the Governor returned the Assembly bill entitled “An act for the prevention of the procurement of abortions and the like offenses, and to amend the laws relative thereto.”

The vote upon the final passage of the said bill having been reconsidered, on motion of Mr. Mackay, and by unanimous consent, the same was amended as follows:

Strike out all of section 1 down to and including the words “as follows,” and inserting, after the words “who shall” in same section, the word “hereafter.”

And as amended passed, and ordered sent to the Senate for concurrence.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider the vote upon 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 Lewis O'Brien Weismann • Allen Foster Lowery Perry D. P. Wood

Baker Graham McGowan Robertson J. Wood

Benedict Harrower Madden Tiemann Woodin

Bowen - 21

The President then 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 Johnson O’Brien Weismann

Allen Dickinson Lewis Perry D. P. Wood Baker Foster Lord Robertson J. Wood Benedict Graham Madden 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 83 me.

On motion of Mr. Baker, the Senate took a recess until half past seven o'clock P. M.

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

The Senate again met.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was recommitted the Assembly bill entitled “An act to provide for the audit and payment of certain claims and expenses incurred by the direction of the Governor and Attorney-General in the city of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Adams, and by unanimous consent, the bill entitled “An act granting the consent of the State of New York to the purchase, by the United States, of certain lands for the purpose of the erection of a custom-house and court-house at Albany, .." ceding jurisdiction over the same,” was ordered to be considered in the first committee of the whole. Mr. Baker, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to incorporate the Troy Young Men's Association,’ passed April 30, 1835,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. The Senate again 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 establish the compensation of county judges and surrogates, pursuant to the fifteenth section of the amended sixth article of the Constitution.” Assembly, “An act granting the consent of the State of New York to the purchase by the United States of certain lands for the purpose of the erection of a custom-house, court-house, etc., at Albany, and ceding jurisdiction over the same.” Resolution, “That the Senate agree to the proposed amendment of the sixth article of the Constitution relative to the court of appeals.” “Whereas, At the last session of the Legislature the following amendment to the Constitution was proposed in the Senate and Assembly, viz.: . “That the sixth article of the Constitution of this State be amended by adding thereto the following section : “‘$ 28. The Court of Appeals may order any of the causes, not exceeding five hundred in number, pending in that court at the time of the adoption of this provision, to be heard and determined by the Commissioners of Appeals; and the Legislature may extend the term of service of the Commissioners of Appeals not exceeding two years.” “And whereas, The said proposed amendment was agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two Houses of the said Legislature, and entered on the journals with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and referred to the Legislature to be chosen at the then next general election of Senators; “And whereas, Such election has taken place, and said proposed amendment was duly published for three months previous to the time of making such choice, in pursuance of the provisions of section one of article thirteen of the Constitution ; therefore, “Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the Senate do agree to the proposed amendment.” After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Dickinson, from said committee, reported progress on the first named bill, and asked leave to sit again. Mr. Madden moved that the bill be recommitted to the select committee of nine on that subject, with instructions to confer with Senators from the several districts. Mr. Allen moved to amend by instructing the committee to fix the salary of each county judge and surrogate in the several counties throughout the State, and report the same to the Senate. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion of Mr. Allen, 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. Mr. Dickinson, from the same committee, reported in favor of the pas

sage of the second named bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Dickinson, from the same committee, reported that they had considered the last named resolution, and recommend the passage of the Same. *

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the adoption of said resolution, 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 Harrower Murphy Tiemann

Allen Dickinson Johnson O'Brien Weismann

Baker Foster Lord Perry J. Wood

Benedict Graham Madden Robertson Woodin 20 FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Bowen Lewis Lowery D. P. Wood 4

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. Mr. Perry moved that the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the Brooklyn City Railroad Company to extend their road along Putnam and Nostrand avenues and Halsey street to Broadway, in the city of Hoyo" be ordered to be considered in 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. Lord moved that the following Assembly bills be considered in the first committee of the whole : “An act to authorize the city of Rochester to issue its bonds in aid of the Rochester and State Line Railway Company, and to take bonds of that company therefor.” “An act to authorize the city of Rochester to issue its bonds in aid of the Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company, and to take the bonds or stock of that company therefor.” 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 again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and |. to the consideration of general orders, being the Assembly ills entitled as follows: “An act to authorize the Brooklyn City Railroad Company to extend their roal along Putnam and Nostrand avenues and Halsey street to Broadway in the city of Brooklyn.” “An act to authorize the city of Rochester to issue its bonds in aid of the Rochester and State Line Railway Company, and to take bonds of that company therefor.” “An act empowering commissioners of certain municipal corporations to subscribe for bonds of the Rochester and State Line Railway Company, in place of stock.” 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 bills, which report was agreed to, and said bills ordered to a third reading.

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