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to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to incorporate the National Trust Company of the city of New York,” passed April 19, 1867,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time and referred to the committee on banks. Mr. Tieman offered the following: Resolved, That the Senate hold an executive session this day at 12 o'clock M. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. By unanimous consent, Mr.Weismann asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy and the sale of poisons in the city and county ..!". York,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on public health. By unanimous consent, Mr. Benedict asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act relative to Savings Banks, passed May 10, 1871,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks. By unanimous consent, Mr. Perry asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act relative to lands in the city of Brooklyn, county of Kings, devised in and by the last will and testament of Leffert Lefferts, deceased, to Elizabeth Dorothea Brevoort, for and during her natural life,” 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. o asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to establish the tenth ward in the city of Utica,” 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. Woodin asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act in relation to witnesses in criminal cases,” 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 amend chapter 917, of the Laws of 1869, authorizing the consolidation of certain railroad companies,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads. The bill entitled “An act in relation to filling vacancies in the board of public instruction of the city of Albany,” 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 Lowery Perry Weismann

Allen Dickinson McGowan Robertson Winslow -
Baker Foster Madden Tiemann D. P. Wood
Benedict Graham O'Brien Wagner Woodin

Bowen Harrower Palmer 28

FOR THE NEGATIVE, Johnson 1

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

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to legalize the acts of Robert H. Hill, a justice of the peace of the town of Kingston, Ulster county," was read a third time.

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, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Cock
Johnson Perry

Winslow
Allen
Foster

McGowan Robertson D. P. Wood
Ames
Graham
Madden
Tieman

J. Wood
Baker
Harrower O'Brien

Wagner

Woodin Chatfield

21 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, withont amendment.

Mr. Palmer offered the following:

Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the superintendent of the United States census, requesting him to forward to this Senate the last census of this State by counties, in order that the Legislature may proceed to make the proper congressional apportionment by districts.

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

Also the following:

Resolved, That a select committee of five be appointed to report the congressional apportionment by districts for this State, under the United States census of 1870.

Mr. Palmer 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.

Mr. Lewis offered the following:

Resolved, That 500 copies of the annual report of the Auditor of the Canal Department be printed for the use of the Senate.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing. Mr. Í'ieman offered the following:

Whereas, In the year 1805, by petition (as recited in the act of incorporation), William Mooney and others represented to the Legislature of this State that they had since the year 1789 associated under the name of " The Society of Tammany or Columbian Order, for the purpose of affording relief to the indigent and destitute members of the said association, their widows and orphans, and others who may be found proper objects of their charity," and prayed to be incorporated.

And whereas, The Legislature, in accordance with the prayer of the said petition, did, in the said year 1805, enact that such persons as then were, or should “from time to time become members of the said society," should be and were thereby ordained, constituted and declared to be a body corporate, in fact and in name, by the name of “The Society of Tanmany or Columbian Order, in the city of New York,” and by that name they and their successors should have succession, and by the same narne should be persons capable in law to purchase, take, receive, hold

and enjoy to them and their successors, real estate in fee simple, and any goods, chattels or personal estate for the purpose of enabling them the better to carry into effect the benevolent purpose of affording relief to the indigent and distressed. - And whereas, The question has arisen as to whether or not the said corporation, “The Society of Tammany or Columbian Order, in the city of New York,” has not of recent years violated its charter by diverting its chartered powers and privileges, and its means from charitable to personal and political objects, and in other ways. Now, be it resolved, That the sachems (as the directors are denominated) of the said “The Society of Tammany or Columbian Order, in the city of New York,” be and they are hereby required to report and furmish in writing to this Senate, within ten days after the passage of this resolution, a copy of the constitution and by-laws of the said “The Society of Tammany or Columbian Order,” together with the names, so far as they can be ascertained, of the present living members, and the respective times of their election, the names of its officers for the present and for each of the last four years, its annual income and sources thereof, and the amounts of money expended in each of the same four last years, and for what objects; and specifying the amounts paid in that period to “indigent and distressed persons.” Resolved further, That the Clerk of the Senate, forth with, upon the passage of the foregoing preamble and resolution, serve a copy thereof upon each of the sachems or managers of the said society, together with a notification of the date of its passage by the Senate. Mr. Madden 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 negative. Mr. Lord moved to amend the resolution by including, also, “The Citizens’ Association of New York.” The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion to amend, and it was decided in the negative. The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Robertson moved to take from the table the resolution as follows: 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. Winslow moved to strike out all after the word “Resolved,” and insert the following: That each of the following committees be authorized to employ a clerk: Finance, judiciary, affairs of cities, affairs of villages, banks, railroads, insurance, canals, claims, internal affairs of towns and counties, engrossed bills, roads and bridges, literature, privileges and elections and commerce and navigation. Mr. Palmer moved to amend the resolution so as to provide one clerk for the comittees on banks and insurance, and one for literature and commerce and navigation. Mr. D. P. Wood moved to lay the resolution and amendments upon 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. Mr. McGowan offered the following: Resolved, That 500 extra copies of the list of standing committees of the Senate be printed for the use of the Senate. Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing. 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 release the interest of the people of the State of New York in and to certain lands in Oneida county to George A. Reynolds.” “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to incorporate the Manhattan Dispensary of the city of New York, passed May 6, 1870.” “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to amend the act incorporating the village of Plattsburgh, passed April 13, 1859;’ passed April 20, 1871.” After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Chatfield, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said bills, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading. 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 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 in relation to Columbia College in the city of New York.” After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Johnson, from said committee, reported progress on the same, and asked and obtained leave to sit again. The President presented the following communication.

To the Honorable the Lieutenant-Governor:

We the undersigned, a committee from the New York State Military Association, respectfully present the following resolution passed by the association at its session of January 16th. “Resolved, That a committee be appointed to extend, through the Lieutenant-Governor and Speaker of the House, an invitation to the members of the Senate and Assembly to be present at the delivery of the annual address, and to the privileges of the floor during our present session.” BRIG.-GEN. DARKIN, CoL. DICKEY, CoL. LOUGHRAN, Committee.

Mr. Tieman moved that the invitation be accepted.

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

On motion of Mr. Chatfield, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Alderman. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Messrs. J. Wood, Lord, Bowen, Madden, severally, presented remonstrances against placing the Erie railway under the control of a British monopoly; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Weismann presented a memorial from the seventeenth, tenth, and eleventh wards of New York city in relation to the interests of the city of New York; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities. Mr. O'Brien presented a petition of the shareholders of the Erie Railway Company for the repeal of the classification bill, and suitable provisions for a new election; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Foster presented resolutions of the board of supervisors of Oswego county relative to bridges over the Salmon river; which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Tieman presented a petition of the residents of New York and the patrons of the Third Avenue railroad, that permission may be granted to run palace or drawing-room cars on said railroad; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Winslow presented a petition of 700 citizens of Jefferson county in favor of declaring Indian river a public highway; which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation. Mr. Lewis presented a petition of George Bigelow and others to legalize the acts of Sidney G. Kingsley, a justice of the peace in Erie county; which was read and referred to î. committee on the judiciary. Also, a petition of George W. Bull and other citizens of Erie county for exemption from poll-tax of persons over 75 years of age; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the jida, , to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to legalize and confirm the acts and proceeding s of Henry C. Duryea, as special surrogate of the county of Orange,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to authorize the town of Herkimer, Herkimer county, to issue bonds upon its credit for the purpose of raising money to be contributed towards building a new court-house in said town,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. J. Brown, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to legalize the official acts and proceedings of Cyrillo S. Lincoln, a justice of the peace of the town of Naples, county of Ontario,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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