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Mr. Parker presented a petition of citizens of Brasher, St. Lawrence county, for authority to remove burying-ground, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a remonstrance against interfering with Rouse's Point bridge, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Campbell presented a petition of citizens of the State, in behalf of the family of the late Chauncey E. Goodrich, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Chapman presented a remonstrance of citizens and taxable inhabitants of Ithaca, against the passage of the bill to enlarge the powers of taxation of the board of trustees of said village, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of citizens of the Chenango Valley, for an appropriation to complete the extension of the Chenango canal, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Nichols presented resolutions of the common council of Buffalo, asking for repeal of law for keeping canals in repair by contract, and return to former system of repairs, necessity of increased facilities of transportation by doubling or enlarging locks, and for improvement of Black Rock harbor, which were read and referred to the committee on canals.

The President presented a communication from the Canal Board, transmitting the correspondence between the late Attorney-General and the Contracting Board, in reference to the repair contract letting of December 28th, 1866, as requested by a resolution of the Senate, February 6th, 1868; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 26.)
The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to incorporate the Ithaca Water Works Company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

"An act to amend chapter 385 of the Laws of 1867, being an act to incorporate the village of Warwick, which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

"An act to incorporate the Industrial Savings Bank, of Newburgh," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the secoud time, and referred to the committee on banks.

Mr. Genet gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Murray Hill Savings Bank.

Also, a bill relative to ordinances and contracts for street pavements in the city of New York.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Morgan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act providing for relief against illegal taxation in the county of Monroe, and city of Rochester, and confirming the acts of the board of supervisors of Monroe county, and the common council of Rochester, in respect thereto," 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. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the removal of obstructions from the outlet of Cayuga lake and Seneca river,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

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Mr. O'Donnelll offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That for the purpose of regulating taxation, the Comptroller be requested to transmit to the Senate, at as early a day as practicable, a statement giving in separate columns the name or title of all stock corporatios in this State organized or doing business under epecial or general laws, the place where the principal business office of the company or corporation is situated, the amount of capital paid in, the present amount of capital stock, the amount of funded debt, the number of shares, the par value of shares, the amount of surplus funds not divided, the amount of any sinking fund, or other fund or funds, held or controlled, the average annual net earnings on capital for the past five years, the average annual percentage of such earnings to capital for the same period, and the amount at which the corporate property was assessed in 1867, for town, county and State purposes; with power under this resolution to propound questions to the officers of said corporations or to boards of supervisors or local officers, on any of the foregoing heads, and to require answers thereto verified by affidavit, and in such form as he shall deem necessary to carry out the object of this resolution; and each corporation or company doing business under the laws of this State are hereby required to report to the Comptroller by the first day of March, 1868, in accordance with the terms of this resolution.

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

Mr. Stanford offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the papers on file in the Senate relative to the claim of Wm. McClary for canal damages, be taken therefrom and referred to the committee on claims.

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

On motion of Mr. Mattoon, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1868.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, Prayer by Rev. Mr. McAdam. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Van Petten presented a petition of W. J. Hutchinson and others, of New York city, in favor of the present excise law, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Kennedy presented a petition of John Greenway and others, for a modification of the excise law, in respect to the sale of ale and beer, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Morris presented three petitions of Hon. George Barker and others, asking for an act to appropriate the sum of $20,000 to build a bridge across the Cattaraugus creek, at Upper Irving, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Nichols presented resolutions of the common council of Buffalo, asking the Legislature to urge Congress to make appropriations for improvement in the harbor of Buffalo, according to the plan of the U. S. Board of Engineers in charge of harbor improvements on the lakes, which were read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Folger presented a petition for iron bridge over the outlet of Seneca lake, at the foot of that lake, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Parker presented a petition of citizens of the county of Franklin, for State aid for the Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad Company, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of citizens of Norwich, for an appropriation to complete the extension of the Chenango canal, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Van Petten, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to protect ice ponds in the counties of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam, against willful injury," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Van Petten, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the erection of ice-breakers at Fink's Bridge, in the county of Herkimer, at the expense of the towns of Little Falls, Manheim and Danube," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Van Petten, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to regulate the compensation of the county treasurer of the county of Onondaga," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. O'Donnell, from a majority of the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act supplemental to the act entitled 'An act to provide for the erection of an armory in the city of Schenectady,' passed April 28, 1866,” 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 amend an act entitled 'An act to amend the charter and several acts relating to the village of Waterford, and to incorporate the same into one act,' passed April 11, 1859," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

"An act to legalize the election of corporation officers in the village of Randolph, and their acts,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

"An act to provide means for the construction and completion of the court house, clerk's office and jail at Little Valley, Cattaraugus county, and to amend the first section of chapter 566 of the Laws of 1867," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on interual affairs of towns and counties.

"An act to amend the certificate of incorporation of the Central Virginia Copper and Gold Mining and Smelting Company,” 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. Kennedy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to enable the Park Central Presbyterian Society of Syracuse to perfect its incorporation, and confirm grants heretofore made it,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous

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consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious sòcieties.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Genet asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act relative to ordinances and contracts for street pavements, 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 municipal affairs.

By unanimous cinsent, Mr. Tweed asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to appoint commissioners of fisheries for the State 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 the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Morris asked and obtained leave to intro*duce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over Cattaraugus creek, at Upper Landing," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. O'Donnell offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the resolution adopted by the Senate on the tenth day of February inst., requesting the Comptroller to transmit to the Senate a statement in relation to all stock corporations in this State, and authorizing him to propound questions and requiring reports to be made by such corporations, be extended and applied in all its parts to all joint stock associations and navigation companies doing business or having their place of business within the State, and that said associations and companies report to the Comptroller in accordance with the terms of said resolutions.

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

Mr. Morris offered the following resolution:

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the new capitol commissioners be and they are hereby instructed not to take down or in any manner interfere with the State Library building, nor with the buildings known as the Congress Hall property, until authorized so to do by a vote of the Legislature.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.

Mr. Morris moved that the committee on roads and bridges be discharged from the further consideration of the petition for the construction of a bridge across the Cattaraugus creek, at Irving, and that the same be referred to the committee on finance.

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 for the extension of the charter of the Greenport and Shelter Island Ferry Company."

"An act to lay out, open and grade Second and Fourth avenues, in the town of New Utrecht."

An act making appropriation for deficiencies in existing appropriation, to meet existing claims and demands against the State."

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

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

Mr. O'Donnell moved to recommit said bill to the committee on canals, and that it retain its place on general orders.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Campbell Graham Murphy O'Donnell Stanford
Cauldwell Hubbard

Nichols
Palmer

Thayer
Folger
Morris
Norton
Parker

Van Petten
Genet

16 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Mattoon Tweed Williams

8 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:

"An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to facilitate the construction of the Southern Central Railroad, and to authorize towus to subscribe to the capital stock thereof, passed April 7, 1866."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the city of Oswego to borrow money for the purpose of building a bridge, and to provide by appropriation for its construction over the Oswego canal.'”

"An act to increase the compensation of supervisors in the county of Onondaga."

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

Mr. Nichols, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the two last named bills, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

The Assembly returned the concurrent resolution for the election of Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows:

"An act relating to the last will and testament of Benjamin Chamberlain, and promote education,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

Mr. Van Petten moved that said bill be committed to the 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 Assembly bill entitled as follows:

"An act relating to the last will and testament of Benjamin Chamberlain, and to promote education."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Edwards, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said bill, without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Van Petten 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 thg final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the negative, a

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