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The President announced the following appointment: President's Messenger—Lewis C. Holmes. Mr. Palmer moved that the Senate take a recess for five minutes. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

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On motion of Mr. Palmer, and by unanimous consent, the bill entitled “An act to provide for the payment of certain bonds of the city and county of New York,” 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 Palmer Weismann
Allen Cock Lewis Perry Winslow

Ames Dickinson Lowery Robertson D. P. Wood
Baker Foster McGowan Tieman J. Wood
Benedict Graham O'Brien Wagner Woodin 25

By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill ordered transmitted to the Assembly immediately, with a message requesting concurrence therein. Mr. Woodin, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bill entitled as follows: “An act to provide for the payment of certain bonds of the city and county of New York.” The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the Senate went into executive session; and, after some time spent therein, the doors were opened and legislative business resumed. The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment: “An act to provide for the payment of certain bonds of the city and county of New York.” Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor. On motion of Mr. Woodin, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. Selkirk.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Chatfield presented a remonstrance of forty-two citizens of Tioga county against any legislation for the benefit of foreign stockholders of the Erie Railway; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads. Messrs. Allen and Madden presented four remonstrances against placing the Erie Railway under control of a British monopoly; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Graham presented a petition of the trustees of the village of Delhi, and others, for the passage of an act incorporating Delhi Water-works Company; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages. Mr. Benedict presented a memorial of J. D. Jones, and other underwriters, for an amendment to the act to re-organize the warden's office of the port of New York; which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation. Mr. Lowery presented a petition of the board of supervisors of the county of Oneida, for the amendment of chap. 92 of the Laws of 1869, relative to compensation of the members of the board of supervisors of Oneida county; which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties. Also a petition of the board of supervisors of the county of Oneida, asking for the repeal of chap. 312, of the Laws of 1859; which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties. Mr. Harrower presented three petitions for amendments to the laws relative to enrollment of the National Guard; which were read and referred to the committee on militia. Mr. Woodin, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bill entitled as follows: “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo,” passed April 28, 1870.” Mr. Bowen, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Batavia Libary Asociation, and appropriating certain money thereto,” 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 bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Association of the Bar of Oneida county,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to legalize and confirm the election of Harrison Clute as superintendent of the poor of the county of Schenectady,” 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 bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act in relation to stenographers in the circuit courts, courts of oyer and terminer, and special terms of the supreme court in the sixth, seventh, and aghth judicial districts,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. The Assembly sent for concurrence a preamble and resolution in the words following, to wit: Whereas, Grave charges and reflections have appeared in the public prints in and about the city of New York against and upon the office of the district attorney of the city of New York; said charges being that the said district attorney's office shields criminals and fails to bring parties indicted for crime to trial, after the lapse of many months after indictment; after there having been sufficient time therefor, wherein to bring said persons charged with crime to trial and punishment. And whereas, The election of a city judge, with concurrent power with the recorder, was intended to facilitate the trial of all indictments against parties charged with crime, that the innocent might be liberated and the guilty punished; therefore Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the committee on the judiciary of the Senate and the like committee on the part of the House investigate such alleged abuses; and, in addition thereto, that said committee are particularly directed to investigate the said office as to the number of indictments now on file therein, for what offense, the number of recognizances taken in said office, the nature and sufficiency thereof, the amount of moneys paid on forfeited recognizances, and such other matters as the said joint committee shall deem best for the public good, and that the said committee have power to send for persons and papers, and report back, as soon as prepared so to do, before the final adjournment of this session. Such investigation to be conducted without expense to the State. Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table. Mr. Ames gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill providing for appeals from decisions of county superintendents of the poor. Mr. Winslow gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the charter of the National Trust Company of the city of New York. Mr. Madden gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to legalize and confirm the acts and proceedings of Henry C. Duryea as special surrogate of the county of Orange. Also, a bill to dissolve the New York and Richmond Granite Coman V. p ; pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Baker asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Hudson river at Troy,” 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. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Baker asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to enable the board of education of the village of Salem to borrow money for school purposes from the common school fund or otherwise, and to provide for the payment thereof with interest by tax on said village,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature. By unanimous consent, Mr. Tieman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act limiting and defining the operation and construction of chapter 724, of the Laws of 1871, entitled ‘An act to define the powers of the corporation attorney of the city of New York, in suits for fines and penalties,” April 26, 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. Perry asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act in relation to dividends of life insurance

companies," which was read the first time, and hy unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Perry asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to change the name of the Flatbush Avenue Industrial School and Nursery," 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Perry asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend and simplify section 121 of the

ode of Proceedure,” 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. Benedict asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Underground Railway Company, and to authorize said company to construct sub-ways for a railway in the city of New York, and for other purposes,” 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. O'Brien asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act relating to contracts for local improvements in the city of New York, and the assessments for such improvements," 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. Adams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Albany Produce Commission Company," 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 uvanimous consent, Mr. Lowery asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Utica and Mohawk Street Railroad Company,' passed May 17, 1869," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Madden asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled “An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations, and to regulate the same, passed April 2, 1850," so as to permit municipal corporations to aid in the construction of railroads,' passed May 19, 1869," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Ames offered the following:

Resolved, That Senators Robertson, Allen, and Lord be and they are hereby appointed a committee to investigate and report upon the charges contained in the New York Tribune of the 4th instant against Senator James Wood, with power to send for persons and papers.

Mr. Robertson moved to amend the resolution by striking name, and inserting in lieu thereof the name of Mr. Aines.

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

Mr. Lowery offered the following:

Resolved, That the Comptroller be requested to report to the Senate, 25000 as practicable, the whole number of warrants drawn on the treas(SENATE JOURNAL

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ury to pay for services of officers and attendants, of every description, of the Senate, for the session of 1871, the amount of each warrant, the name of the person for whom it was drawn, and the character of the service for which compensation was claimed.

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

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to repeal section two of an act entitled 'An act to further amend the charter of the village of Albion, in the county of Orleans, passed April 27, 1871."

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

The President presented the nineteenth annual report of the Children's Aid Society of New York, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 6.) Mr. Palmer offered the following:

Resolved, That 500 copies of the nineteenth annual report of the Children's Aid Society be printed for the nise of the Senate, and 500 for the use of the Society.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing

Mr. Benedict moved that the bill entitled “An act conferring powers upon the compíroller of the city of New York " be re-committed to the Senators from the county of New York.

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

Mr. Lord offered the following:

Resolved, That 1,000 copies of the annual message of His Excellency the Governor be printed for the Governor, and 1,000 copies for the use of the Senate.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same withont amendment:

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo,' passed April 28, 1870."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.
On motion of Mr. Bowen, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1872.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. Clark.

In the absence of the President of the Senate the Senate was called to order by the Clerk.

Mr. Palmer moved that Hon. William B. Woodin be and he is hereby elected President pro tem, of the Senate.

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

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