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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 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.” After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Benedict, from said commitee, 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. Robertson, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Blayney. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Robertson offered the following: Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a respectful message be sent to His Excellency the Governor, requesting the return of the bill entitled “An act to amend an act passed April 26, 1869, entitled ‘An act for the election of a receiver of taxes and assessments for the town of Cortlandt . and village of Peekskill,’” for the purposes of correction. By unanimous consent the rule was suspended, in order that said resolution might be considered immediately. By unanimous consent the rule was suspended, and the Clerk ordered to deliver said resolution to the Assembly immediately, and request their concurrence therein. Messrs. Benedict, Weismann and Tiemann severally presented petitions of residents of New York, and patrons of the Third Avenue Railroad Company, for permission to said company to run palace and drawingroom cars on said railroad; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads. Messrs. Weismann, Harrower, Tiemann and Benedict severally presented petitions in favor of Beach's pneumatic underground railway; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads. Messrs. Madden and Chatfield presented remonstrances against placing Erie railroad under a British monopoly; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to confirm the title of Horace T. Cook to the office of justice of the peace, and to legalize his acts as such justice of the peace,” 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 amend the act entitled ‘An act in relation to the qualifications of persons to be admitted to practice in the courts of this State as attorneys, solicitors, and counselors,' passed April 13, 1871,” 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 relative to lands in the city of Brooklyn devised in and by the last will and testament of Leffert Lefferts, deceased, to Elizabeth Dorothea Brevoort for and during her natural life,” 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 Assembly bill entitled “An act to confirm orders of the court of general sessions of the peace in and for the city and county of New York, and to define the construction of chapter 10 of the Laws of 1862, entitled ‘An act to empower the court of general sessions of the peace in and for the city and county of New York to extend its terms, and to authorize its adjournments,’” 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 bill entitled “An act to provide for the rehearing by the Comptroller of the appeal in the matter of the town of Floyd, in the county of Oneida, against the board of supervisors of said county,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Graham, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act authorizing the election of a police justice in the town of Newtown, Queens county, and prescribing his duties and compensation,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Weismann, from the committee on public health, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy and the sale of poisons in the city and county of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Madden, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to extend the time for the completion of the Erie and New York City railroad,” 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 public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the standing committees of the Senate, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved, That 500 extra copies of the list of standing committees of the Senate be printed 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 trustees of the State Library, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved, That 1,000 copies of the report of the trustees of the State Library be printed for the use of the trustees. Mr. Palmer moved to lay the 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. Woodin, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

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“An act providing for appeals from the decisions of county superintendents of the poor.” “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.” Mr. Robertson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled “An act in relation to the bonded debt of the town of East Chester, county of Westchester,” passed April 19, 1871. By unanimous consent, Mr. Lewis asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to repeal chapter 321, of the Laws of 1870, entitled ‘An act to provide for the appraisal of canal claims against the State,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiclary. By unanimous consent, Mr. Lewis asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to repeal chapter 668, of the Laws of 1871, entitled ‘An act to provide for the payment of counsel required to be employed on behalf of the State in pursuance of the provisions of section 2 of chapter 321 of the Laws of 1870," 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. Tiemann asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend and legalize all the privileges conferred and set forth in coach license number 450, dated mayor's office, of the city of New York, January 6, 1868,” 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. Tiemann asked and obtained leave to introduced a bill entitled “An act to amend an act passed April 22, 1862, entitled ‘An act to incorporate the Union Home and School for the education and maintenance of the children of volunteers, and the act amendatory thereof.” passed March 30, 1866,” 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 Mr. Benedict, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act relating to local improvements in the city of New York, and the assessments for such improvements,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. The bill entitled “An act providing for appeals from the decisions of county superintendents of the poor,” 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 Wagner

Ames Cock Johnson Perry Weismann
Baker Dickinson Lowery Robertson D. P. Wood
Benedict Foster McGowan Tiemann Woodin 28
Bowen Graham Madden

FOR THE NEGATIVE. Lewis 1

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Mr. Ames moved to reconsider the vote just taken. ,

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Bowen
Graham

McGowan Robertson
Ames
Chatfield Johnson

Madden

Tiemann
Baker
Dickinson Lewis

Palmer

Wagner
Benedict Foster
Lowery Perry

Weismann On motion of Mr. Ames, and by unanimous consent, said bill was amended by striking out the word “or” in line 1, section 5 printed bill.

Said bill, as amended, was again 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

Wagner
Ames
Cock
Lewis
Perry

Weismann
Baker
Dickinson Lowery

Robertson D. P. Wood Benedict Foster

McGowan Tiemann Woodin
Bowen
Graham Madden

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

The 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,” 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 Lewis

Perry

Weismann
Ames
Dickinson Lowery

Tiemann D. P. Wood
Baker
Foster

McGowan Wagner Woodin
Bowen
Graham
Palmer

18 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Madden Robertson

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

Mr. Bowen presented the third annual report of the trustees of the New York Institution for the Blind; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 14.) Mr. Bowen offered the following:

Resolved, That 2,000 copies of the third annual report of the trustees and officers of the New York State Institution for the Blind be printed for the use of the institution.

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

Mr. Graham 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, banks, railroads, insurance, canals, claims, internal affairs, roads and bridges, privileges and elections, commerce and navigation, and that the following committees be authorized to employ clerks, jointly, viz., the committees on literature and public health, the committees on manufactures, agriculture and salt, and the committees on charitable and religious societies and State prisons.

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

Mr. Foster offered the following:

Resolved, That 2,000 copies of the report of the commissioners to revise the statutes of the State be printed for the use of the commission

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

Mr. Graham offered the following:

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourn to-day, it be to meet on Monday evening, at 74 o'clock.

Mr. D. P.' Wood moved to amend said resolution by striking out the word “to-day” and inserting the word “to-morrow” in lieu thereof.

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, as follows:

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Adams
Dickinson Harrower Palmer

Tiemann
Benedict Foster

Lord

Robertson Woodin
Cock
Hardenbergh

12 Mr. Hardenbergh moved that the Senate hold an executive session at 12 o'clock.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, 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 amend an act entitled 'An act to facilitate the construction of the Lake Ontario Shore railroad, and to amend the several acts in relation thereto,' passed March 17, 1871."

“An act to change the name of the Flatbush Avenue Industrial School and Nursery.

"An act to relieve juvenile delinquents from certain disqualifications.”

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Graham, from said committee, reported that they have made some amendments to the first named bill, and amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act relating to consents for bonding towns to aid in the construction of the Lake Ontario Shore railroad," and recommend its passage, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for à third reading.

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