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After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Tweed, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said bills, without amendment; which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

The President announced the following appointments, to take effect from the first day of the session:

Assistant Postmaster, John F. Mines; Janitor, James Tanner; Keeper Senate Chamber, Nathaniel Goodwin; President's Messenger, Josiah 'Downs; Postmaster's Messenger, Temple Parker; Sergeant-at-Arms' Messenger, John W. Hannan; Pages, first half session, A. C. Brady, Richard Stafford, William Kennedy, George B. Cadwell, William Wilcox; Second half session, George Blood, John G. Kinney, A. W. Erwin, Eugene Wood, C. Van Valkenburgh.

On motion of Mr. Kennedy, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1868.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment,
Prayer by Rev. Mr. McGee.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Kennedy presented petitions and memorials for the incorporation of dental societies in this State, which were read and referred to the committee on medical societies and public health.

Mr. Humphrey presented a petition of William W. Huggins, for payment of damages occasioned by filtering of water through the banks of the Genesee Valley canal, which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Also, a petition of John H. Roberts, upou same subject, which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Nicks presented a petition for the passage of a bill to amend chapter 485 of the Laws of 1864, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. O'Donnell presented a remonstrance of citizens of Jefferson county, against altering the channel of Perch river, in Jefferson county, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Tweed, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend the Metropolitan Excise law, by extending time for collection of license fees," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act explanatory of chapter 578 of the Laws of 1867, entitled 'An act to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors within the Metropolitan police district of the State of New York,” and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the wbole.

Mr. Morgan, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for laying out and opening a public highway in the town of New Utrecht, Kings Co.,' passed April 23, 1867."

"An act ceding to the United States jurisdiction over David's Island, in the harbor of New Rochelle, and exempting the same from taxation and assessments."

"An act to authorize the ‘Bloss Coal Mining and Railroad Company,' a corporation of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to hold real estate in this State to a limited amount, for the purposes of its business."

"An act to amend the charter of the Mechanics' Savings Bank, of Rochester."

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows:

"An act making appropriations for support of common schools," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Creamer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Jefferson Society, of the city of New York."

Also, a bill to incorporate the Deposit Loan Institution, of the city of New York."

By unanimous consent, Mr. Genet asked and obtained leave to introdtce a bill entitled "An act to amend section 5, of chapter 294 of the Laws of 1857, relating to compensation of registers, poll clerks, &c., in New York and Kings counties," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Genet asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend section 21, of article 3, of title 5, of chapter 1, part 4 of the Revised Statutes, relating to obstructing railroads," 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. Tweed asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the preservation of moose, wild deer, birds and fresh water fish,' passed May 13, 1867," 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. Humphrey asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the appraisal and payment of canal damages to Zacheus W. Barrett, William Huggins and John Roberts," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the act entitled “An act to incorporate the Brooklyn Trust Company,' passed April 14, 1866," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Edwards asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the election and appointment of town officers, and providing means for the raising of money for current expenses of the town of Flatbush, Queens county,' which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Beach asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to change the number of Accord Lodge No. 421, of 1. 0. 0. F., incorporated under chap. 842, Laws of 1867, to Accord Lodge No. 160,” 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. Kennedy asked and obtained leave to (SENATE JOURNAL.]

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introduce a bill entitled “An act for the relief of Theodocia Wall, Amasa P. Hart, Oliver Breed, Joseph J. Glass, Edwin P. Hopkins, George G. Breed, Edmund Merry and David Hubbard,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Kennedy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate dental societies for the purpose of improving and regulating the practice of dentistry in this State," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on medical societies and public health.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Nichols asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 565 of Laws of 1867, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Buffalo City Railway Company,'" 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. Nichols asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company, passed March 31, 1855," 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Creamer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to suppress the sale of adulterated and explosive oils in the cities of New York and Brooklyn," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Norton asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Cartmen's Protective Union, of the city and county 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 municipal affairs.

By unanimous consent, Mr. O'Donnell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 625 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act authorizing the towns in the counties of Jefferson and Lewis, to take stock in the Black River Valley railroad,'” which was read

first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

The bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Mechanics' Savings Bank, of the city of Rochester," 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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Banks
Cauldwell Hubbard Morris

Norton
Beach
Creamer Humphrey Murphy

Pierce
Bradley Edwards Kennedy Nichols

Tweed
Campbell Beach

Morgan
Nicks

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

The bill entitled “An act to authorize the ‘Bloss Coal Mining and Railroad Company,' a corporation of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to hold real estate in this State to a limited amount, for the purposes of business,” was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to

thg final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the negative, a
majority of all the members elected to the Senate not voting in favor
thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Campbell Hubbard Kennedy Murphy Pierce
Creamer Humphrey Morgan

Nicks

Tweed
Folger

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Banks
Bradley
Edwards Morris

Nichols
Beach
Cauldwell Genet

8 Mr. Hubbard moved to reconsider the vote just taken, and that that motion be laid upon the table

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

The bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for laying out and opening a public highway in the town of New Utrecht, Kings county,' passed April 23, 1867," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and 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.
Banks
Creamer Hubbard Morris

Norton
Beach
Edwards Humphrey Murphy

O'Donnell
Bradley Folger
Kennedy Nichols

Pierce
Campbell Genet

Mørgrn
Nicks

Tweed
Cauldwell

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

Mr. Tweed offered the following resolution:

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the Legislature will on Wednesday, February 12th, at 12 o'clock m., proceed to the election of a Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, in place of John G. Bergen, deceased.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.
The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and

proceeded to the consideration of the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to provide for the election of an additional justice of the peace in the city of Syracuse."

Assembly, "An act explanatory of chapter 578 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors within the Metropolitan police district of the State of New York."

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the construction of a railway and tracks in the towns of West Farms and Morrisania,' passed May 2, 1863."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Hubbard, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, with amendments.

On motion of Mr. Kennedy and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill 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:

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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Beach
Creamer Hnbbard Morris

Norton
Bradley

Edwards Humphrey Murphy O'Donnell
Campbell Folger
Kennedy Nichols

Pierce
Cauldwell Genet

Morgan
Nicks
Tweed

20 By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and the Clerk ordered to deliver said bill to the Assembly immediately, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Hubbard, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Tweed and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill 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.
Banks
Cauldwell Hubbard Morris

Norton
Beach

Creamer Humphrey Murphy O'Donnell
Bradley
Edwards Kennedy Nichols

Pierce
Campbell Genet

Morgan
Nioks
Tweed

20 By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and the Clerk brdered to transmit said bill to the Assembly immediately, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

Mr. Hubbard, from the same committee, reported progress on the last named bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Pierce gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to regulate searches in the offices of the register and clerk of the city and county of New York.

On motion of Mr. Creamer, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1868.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
No clergyman present.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Williams presented a memorial of citizens of Lodi and Milo, for the passage of the bill establishing a ferry across Seneca lake, at Lodi village, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Hale presented six petitions, for State aid to the Albany and Susquehanna railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Mattoon presented a petition of citizens of Oswego, for an armory in said city, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the the bill entitled "An act to provide for completion of the Wallabout improvement of the city of Brooklyn," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Mattoon, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the Inspec

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