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On motion of Mr. Lord, and by unanimous consent, the following Assembly bills were ordered to 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 Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company, and to take the bonds or stock of that company therefor.” “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.” Mr. D. P. Wood moved that the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend chapter 12 of the Laws of 1872, 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,” 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 again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the Assembly bills entitled as follows: “An act to amend chapter 12 of the Laws of 1872 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.” “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.” “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.” After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Foster, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first and last named bills, which report was agreed to, and said bills ordered to a third reading. Mr. Foster, from the same committee, reported progress on the second named bill, and asked leave to sit again. Mr. Lord moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from §. consideration of said bill, and that the same be ordered to a third reading. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Madden, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Reese. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. A message from the Governor was received and read in the words fol. lowing: STATE of NEw York—ExEcutive CHAMBER, ALBANY, April 3, 1872. To the Legislature: The telegraph to-day announces the death of its inventor, Samuel S. B. Morse. Born in Massachusetts, his home has for many years of his eventful life been New York. His fame belongs to neither, but to his country and to the world; yet it seems fitting that this great State, in which he lived and died, should be the first to pay appropriate honors to his memory. Living, he received from governments everywhere more public honors than were ever paid to any American private citizen. Dead, let all the people pay homage to his name. I respectfully recommend to the Legislature the adoption of such resolutions as may be suitable, and the appointment of a joint committee to

attend the funeral of the illustrious deceased. JOHN T. HOFFMAN.

Mr. Woodin moved that a committee of three be appointed by the President to draft appropriate resolutions expressive of the sense of the Senate upon the occasion. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. The President announced as such committee Messrs. Woodin, D. P. Wood and Murphy. Mr. Murphy offered the following: Resolved, unanimously, That as a testamonial of respect to the memory of our distinguished fellow-citizen, the late Samuel S. B. Morse, the members and officers of the Senate wear crape on the left arm during the residue of the present session. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Benedict moved that a committee of three be appointed by the President to attend the funeral of Professor Morse. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. The President announced as such committee Messrs. Benedict, Robertson, and Lord. Mr. Robertson presented a memorial of the Society of Friends for the abolition of all laws granting licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors; which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs. Mr. Chatfield presented two petitions of citizens of Binghamton for a law authorizing the city of Binghamton to use a portion of the Chenango canal for a public street; which were read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities. Mr. Lowery presented a petition in favor of the construction of a swing bridge over the Erie canal, in the city of Utica; which was read and referred to the committee on canals. Also, a petition of the common council of the city of Utica for a law to authorize said city to borrow money; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities. Mr. Chatfield presented two remonstrances against opening the Coney Island road in Flatbush, L. I. ; which were read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Murphy presented a remonstrance against an act to provide for the improvement of a portion of the Coney Island Plank-road; which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Graham, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act for the preservation of fish in the waters of Steele's creek and McGowan’s creek, in the county of Herkimer,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Graham, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to repeal so much of chapter 640, Laws of 1870, as relate to non-resident lands in the county of Franklin,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Soldiers' Monument Society of Niagara county,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to release the title and interest of the people of the State of New York in and to certain real estate in the city of Brooklyn to Sarah Groom,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act for the relief of the devisees and heirs at law of Louis Planer and Josephine Planer, deceased,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to extend Monhagen avenue in the town of Wallkill, Orange county,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was conmitted to the committee of the whole. Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges to which was referred the bill entitled “An act requiring commissioners of highways to act as inspectors of plank-roads,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act in relation to Union avenue in the towns of Mamaroneck and Rye, in the county of Westchester," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to repeal chapter 90% of the

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Laws of 1869, and chapter 649 of the Laws of 1870, and chapter 356 of the Laws of 1871, so far as the same relate to the town of Pelham, in Westchester county, and the supervisor thereof, and to enable said town to construct part of the road in said act referred to,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was commited to the committee of the whole. Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to repeal chapter 549 of the Laws of 1868, entitled ‘An act to regulate, grade, and macadamize the highways known as the Westchester turnpike and post-road, commencing at a point in said road on the line dividing the towns of West Farms and Morrisania, and the acts amendatory thereof to discharge the commissioners appointed by such act or acts amendatory thereof, and to empower the town officers of the various towns and the president and trustees of the village of New Rochelle, through which said turnpike and post-road passes, to perform certain acts,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Weismann, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the city of Itochester to borrow money to pay off its debt incurred in the purchase of a site for a free academy, and to issue its bonds for the payment thereof.” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Weismann, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to legalize the action of the common council of the city of Syracuse in borrowing and donating money to aid the sufferers by fire at Chicago,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Benedict, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend chapter 190 of the Laws of 1870 in relation to supervisors of the county of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Bowen, from the committee on the affairs of villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to amend the charter of the village of Warsaw, and to authorize said village to raise money to procure water and to protect said village and the property therein against loss by fire, passed February 18, 1871,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Bowen, from the committee on the affairs of villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act authorizing the election of a receiver of taxes and assessments for the town and village of Saratoga Springs,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Bowen, from the committee on the affairs of villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the trustees of the village of Flushing to issue bonds and raise money for the purchase of a steam fire engine, and for the mapping and establishment of lines and grades for the streets and public places in said village,” 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 the charter of the village of Saratoga Springs,’ passed March 26, 1866,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, 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 provide for supplying the village of College Point with pure and wholesome water,” 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 incorporate the village of Warwick, passed April 15, 1867,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, 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 in relation to the incorporation of the village of Whitney Point,” 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 provide for the purchase of a fire apparatus for the village of Canajoharie, and for the more effectual protection of said village against fire,” 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 roads and bridges, to which was reserred the Assembly bill entitled “An act entitled ‘An act to amend an act entitled An act to authorize the making and opening of a road or avenue from the intersection of the highway running east of Rockland lake, with the highway running from the Lake to Rockland lake landing in the county of Rockland, to intersect the highway running from Upper Piermont to Orangeburgh, passed April 21, 1871, and to extend said Highland avenue south to the State line,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Cock, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the appointment of commissioners to fix the grade and improve sidewalks and streets in town of New Lots, Kings county,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Cock, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over Tunison's creek, in Richmond county,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Cock, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to erect the village of Greenville into a separate road district,” 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 engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows: “An act to legalize the vote of the electors of the town of Boonville, Oneida county, to raise money to improve certain roads in said town.” “An act for the relief of the German United Evangelical St. John's Church of the city of Buffalo.” ... An act to provide for the election of a police justice in and for the village of Cayuga, and defining his power and duties.”

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