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1867," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend the Revised Sintutes in relation to laying out public roads, and the alteration thereof, in the county of Dutchess," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Lewis moved to take from the table the bill entitled "An act making appropriations for the payment of the principal and interest on the canal debt commencing on the first day of October, 1872, and to provide for the payment of the debt contracted under section 12 of article 7 of the Constitution."

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

The President announced the pending question to be upon reconsidering the vote to strike out from said bill the word “coin wherever it occurs, and that said bill be ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Perry moved that the session be extended ten minutes.

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

Pending the question to reconsider, On motion of Mr. Madden, 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. Adams, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend section 10 of chapter 77 of the Laws of 1870, passed March 16, 1870, relating to the appointment to office by the mayor 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.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to provide for the holding of a charter election in the city and county of New York on the fourth Tuesday of May, in the year 1872," 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.

“An act in relation to the publication of notices and citations,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

“An act to improve and regulate the use of the Fourth avenue 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.

“An act to facilitate the construction by the New York and Albany Railroad Company of a railroad on the west side of the Hudson river, by authorizing the city of Albany to issue its bonds, and the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company to guarantee the same, for the purpose of aiding in such construction, passed April 23, 1872," which was read the (SENATE JOURNAL

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first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the cornmittee on railroads. “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to authorize the supervisors of Monroe county to raise money to pay for the site of the State armory in the city of Rochester, and to pay for the use of rooms therein,’ 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 internal affairs. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of the special order, being the bill enti. tled as follows: “An act to provide for furnishing two statues of eminent deceased citi. zens of this State to be placed in the capitol at Washington, in compli. ance with the invitation of the President of the United States.” After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Weismann, from said committee, reported progress on said named bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again. Mr. Benedict moved that the further consideration of the bill be post

poned until the second Tuesday of January next.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Benedict Dickinson Lewis Tiemann D. P. Wood

Chatfield Graham McGowan Weismann -
FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Adams Cock Lowery Palmer J. Wood

Baker Johnson Madden Perry Woodin

Bowen 11

Mr. Madden moved that the Senate resolve itself into a committee of the whole upon the said bill. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and resumed the consideration of said entitled bill. After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Weismann, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said named bill, with amendments; which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading. Mr. D. P. Wood, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to provide for the payment of certain officers and employes of the Senate and Assembly for their services," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. D. P. Wood, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act in relation to the unadjusted claims of the soldiers in the war of 1812,” 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 Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of police commissioners in the village of Green Island, Albany county, and to establish a police force therein,’ passed April 20, 1871,” 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 Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act to incorporate the village of Mount Morris, passed May 2, 1835, and the several acts subsequent amending the same,” 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 Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to authorize the village of Yonkers to issue bonds for the purpose of raising money to construct bridges over the Nepperhan river, passed April 19, 1871,” 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 Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to incorporate the village of Savannah, Wayne county, New York, passed April 15, 1867,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. D. P. Wood, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to provide for the improvement of Grass river and of tae water-power thereon, and to check freshets therein,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. D. P. Wood, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to authorize the supervisors of Monroe county to raise money to pay for the site of the State armory in the city of Rochester, and to pay for the use of rooms therein,’ passed April 19, 1867,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Perry, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for the opening and improvement of Park avenue, between Bridge street and Hudson avenue, and Clinton avenue and Broadway, in the city of Brooklyn,’ passed April 17, 1868,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Perry, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to extend the time for the organization of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Perry, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act to provide for the incorporation of insurance companies, passed June 25, 1853,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. McGowan, from the committee on congressional apportionment, to which was referred the division of the State into congressional districts, reported by bill entitled “An act dividing the State into congressional districts,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Palmer dissented from said report, and requested the same to be entered upon the journal. 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:

Assembly, “An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend article 2, title 5, chapter 6, part 3, of the Revised Statutes, entitled Of executions against property, passed May 2, 1835."

“An act relative to the North Park Railroad Company."

"An act authorizing the erection of a bridge over the Erie canal in the city of Syracuse."

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

Mr. Adams, 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.

Mr. Chatfield moved that the bill entitled “An act to authorize the Binghamton, Dushore and Williamsport Railroad Company to lay a railroad track on the tow-path of that part of thc Chenango canal extension, which lies south of the Susquehanna river,” 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 bill entitled as follows:

“An act to amend chapter 55 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act to abolish the Contracting Board and the system of repairing the canals by contract, and to authorize the Canal Board to remove canal division agents, and : ppoint such officers.'"

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

Mr. Madden moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill, and that the same be indefinitely postponed.

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

Baker
Benedict
Chatfield

Cock
Harrower
Lord

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Madden

Tiemann
Palmer

D. P. Wood
Perry

J. Wood
Woodin

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Bowen
Lewis

McGowan Weismann Winslow
Johnson Lowery

The Assembly returned the following entitled Assembly bills, with a message that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto :

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Buffalo East Side Street Railway Company,' passed May 10, 1870."

“An act to authorize the board of education of Union Free School District No. 9 of the town of Mount Pleasant to borrow money."

“An act to incorporate the Whitestone Savings Bank."
"An act to incorporate the Port Richmond Savings Bank."

“An act for the speedy construction of sewers in a certain portion of the city of Brooklyn."

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bills to the Assembly.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same:..

“An act to amend the act entitled "An act to authorize the formation of gas-light companies, passed February 16, 1848.”

“An act to amend section 2 of chapter 9 of the Laws of 1872, entitled 'An act relating to appropriations and deficiencies in the city and county of New York, and the audit and payment of salaries and claims in said city and county,' passed January 30, 1872.”

"An act to amend chapter 310 of the Laws of 1864, being an act to incorporate the Farmers' Protoctive Union.”

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.
The Assembly returned the bills entitled as follows:

“An act relating to courts of record, and other courts in the city and county of New York."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the construction of a railroad through Twenty-third street in the city of New York, passed May 10, 1869, so as to authorize the comptroller of the city of New York to carry into effect the powers conferred by the first section of the above act, upon the commissioners of the sinking fund of the city of New York, in relation to the advertising and sale of the franchise for building such railroad, to the highest bidder, on paying the amount of such bid or giving security for such payment satisfactory to said comp; troller, to issue the certificate of title to such grant mentioned in said first section of said act to Sidney A. Yeomons, or to his assigns, and granting all the rights, privileges, powers and benefits oonferred and prescribed in the second, third and fourth sections of said act to said Sidney A. Yeomans and his assigns, and requiring him or his assigns to finish, complete and equip said road within eight months from the time of receiving such certificate.”

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Kindler.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Tiemann asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the New York Elevated Railroad Company to extend its railroad in the westerly and northerly parts of the city of New York, and to regulate the construction, operation and management thereof,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Tiemann presented a petition of citizens of New York, in favor of the New York Elevated Railroad Company, to extend its road; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

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