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Mr. Perry offered the following:

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to wait upon the honorable the Assembly, and inform that body of the election of Hon. William B. Woodin as President pro tem. of the Senate.

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

The President appointed as such committee Messrs. Perry and Cock. Mr. Chatfield offered the following:

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the Senate have elected Hon. William B. Woodin as President pro tem. of that body.

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

The President appointed as such committee Messrs. Chatfield and Johnson.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Messrs. Lewis, Bowen, and Chatfield presented remonstrances against any legislation placing the Erie railway under the control of a British monopoly ; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Robertson presented a petition of S. R. Knapp and others, trustees of Peekskill academy, in the county of Westchester, for an additional appropriation from the literature fund for the support of academies; which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Ames presented a petition of citizens of Plattsburgh asking for the repeal of so much of chapter 614 of the Laws of 1871 as relates to the establishment of a market in said village; which was read and referred to the committee on villages.

Mr. Harrower presented a petition and resolution of the board of superrisors of the county of Steuben for the amendment of the militia laws; which were read and referred to the committee on the militia.

Mr. Lowery presented a petition for the improvement of Pleasant street, in the city of Utica and town of New Hartford, Oneida county; wbich was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Mr. Perry, from the committee appointed to wait upon the Assembly and inform that body of the election of Hon. William B. Woodin as President pro tem. of the Senate, reported that they had discharged that

Mr. Chatfield, from the committee appointed to wait upon the Governor and inform him of the election of Hon. William B. Woodin as President pro tem. of the Senate, reported that they had discharged that duty.

Mr. D. P. Wood, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed 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."

Mr. Benedict, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the petition of Columbia College praying for authority to purchase lands, reported by bill entitled "An act in relation to Columbia College, in the city of New York,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on villages, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Delhi Water-works Company,"

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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 literature, to which was referred the 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,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the the bill entitled “An act in relation to filling vacancies in the board of public instruction of the city of Albany," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the 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,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

The President presented a communication from the superintendent of the bank department, relative to savings banks; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 11.) The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows: “An act to legalize the acts of Robert H. Hill, a justice of the peace of the town of Kingston, Ulster county,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Ames asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act providing for appeals from the docisions of county superintendents of the poor,” 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. Tieman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to provide better accommodations for passengers on the Third Avenue railroad in the city of New York," 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. Johnson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize incorporated villages in this State to borrow money and levy taxes for the purpose of purchasing or repairing steam or other fire engine, hose and apparatus for the same, and for building and repairing engine-houses and for keeping up a fire department,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on villages.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lowery asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill "An act to amend chapter 92, Laws of 1869, entitled 'An act to provide for the compensation of members of the board of supervisors of the county of Oneida and to fix the place of the annual sessions thereof,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

By unanimous consent, Mr. D. P. Wood asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act extending the provisions of certain laws permitting municipal corporations to aid in the construction of railroads

to the towns of Salina and Clay and the village of Liverpool in the county of Onondaga,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Madden gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal an act in relation to the Third Avenue Savings Bank.

By unanimous consent, Mr. D. P. Wood asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to establish the compensation of county judges and surrogates," 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. D. P. Wood asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing the Syracuse Northern Railroad Company to extend its road and make certain connections, mortgage its real estate and personal property in certain towns in Onondaga, Oswego and Jefferson counties, to issue bonds in aid thereof,” 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. Lowery asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the improvement of Pleasant street, in the city of Utica and town of New Hartford, Oneida county, between Oneida street and Seymour 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 cities.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Benedict asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to release certain juvenile delinquents from certain disqualifications," which was read the first time, and by unani. mons consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Graham asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the construction of an undergronnd railway in the city of New York, being supplemental to and amendatory of chapter 842, of the Laws of 1868, an act to provide for the transmission of letters, packages and merchandise in the cities of New York and Brooklyn, and across the North and East rivers, by means of pneumatic tubes, to be constructed beneath the surface of the streets, squares, avenues and public places in said cities, and under the water of said rivers,” 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. Winslow asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to repeal chapter 360, of the Laws of 1821, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled An act to provide for the promotion of public health, and for draining overflowed and wet lands adjoining Black Lake, and its tributaries in the counties of St. Lawrence and Jefferson, and for improving the hydraulic power at Ogdensburgh, passed May 4, 1864, being chapter 577 of the Laws of 1864, as amended by chapter 100 of the laws of 1868,' passed April 7, 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,

The bill entitled “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,” 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:

Adams
Allen
Ames
Baker
Benedict

Bowen
Chatfield
Cock
Dickinson
Graham

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Harrower Palmer
Lewis

Perry
Lowery

Robertson
McGowan Tieman
Madden Wagner

Weisman
Winslow
D. P. Wood
J. Wood

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FOR THE NEGATIVE. Lord

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

Mr. Benedict moved that the select committee consisting of the Senators from New York, be discharged from the further consideration of the bill, entitled “An act conferring additional powers upon the comptroller of the city of New York," and that it be referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

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

Mr. Bowen, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the Governor's message, reported in favor of the adoption of the following:

Resolved, That 2,500 copies of the annual message of His Excellency the Governor be printed for the Governor, and 1,000 for the use of the Senate.

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

Mr. Bowen, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the Children's Aid Society of New York, reported in favor of the adoption of the following:

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

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

Mr. Chatfield offered the following:

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourn this day it will stand adjourned until Monday next, at 7:30 P. M.

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

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Mr. Foster moved that the Senate hold an executive session at 12 o'clock m., to-day.

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

Mr. Perry offered the following:

Resolved, That each of the following committees be authorized to employ a clerk, viz. : Finance, judiciary, affairs of cities, affairs of villages, literature, railroads, insurance, canals, claims, internal affairs of towns and counties, engrossed bills, roads and bridges, privileges and elections, and that the committees on banks and militia be authorized to employ a clerk jointly.

Mr. Robertson moved to lay said resolution on the table. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion to lay on the table, 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 bills entitled as follows:

“An act to incorporate the Batavia Library Association, and appropriating certain money thereto."

“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 eighth judicial districts.''

“An act to legalize and confirm the election of Harrison Clute, as superintendent of the poor of the county of Schenectady.”

After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Allen, from said committee, reported progress on the first named bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Allen, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the two last named bills, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

The Senate again 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 incorporate the Association of the Bar of Oneida county."

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

On motion of Mr. Allen, the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 1872.--7:30 P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Blayney.
The journal of Friday was read and approved.

Mr. Benedict presented a petition of John T. Mills praying that he may be allowed to run cars in New York where rail tracks have been bailt over the streets of his stage routes; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

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