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majority of all the members elected to the Senate not voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Beach
Edwards Hubbard Norton

Thayer
Bradley Genet

Mattoon
Palmer

Tweed
Campbell Grabam

Morris

Stanford Van Petten
Cauldwell

FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Crowley Nichols O'Donnell Parker Williams
Folger

Mr. O'Donnell 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 on the table, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Bradley offered the following preamble and resolutions:

Whereas. Since the meeting of the Senate on Friday last, the "Angel of Death" has entered the halls of this Legislature and taken from amongst us our late associate, Mr. James Reed, Member of Assembly from the county of New York;

And whereas, It is always meet and customary to take suitable notice of such melancholy and lamentable events; therefore,

Resolved, That in the death of James Reed, we are again reminded of the uncertainty of human life and of man's littleness, however great and prominent the station in public or private to which he may have been called by his fellow citizens, or which he by his private virtue may enjoy; and, death, the sturdy silent messenger working at the will of the Almighty and beneficent God, cometh, man knoweth not wben, and striking down the rich and poor, the exalted and lowly, admonishes us of God's infinite power, inscrutable wisdom, and divine mercy.

Resolved, That in the death of James Reed, the people of this State have lost the services of an able, impartial and fearless servant, the members of the Legislature a kind, worthy and courteous associate, his constituents a faithful, energetic and honest representative.

Resolved, That as a mark of respect to his memory, the Senate do now adjourn.

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

Whereupon, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1868.

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

Mr. Murphy presented a petition of Joseph T. Bridges, N. G. Palmer and H. A. Miller, a committee, &c., to lay out a road at East New York, which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Also, a petition of certain residents of the 3d school district of the town of New Lots, for authority to borrow $10,000 to build school house, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Hale presented two petitions of L. B. Treadway and 104 other citi

zens of Essex county, for the abolition of the contract system on the canals, which were read and referred to the committee on canals.

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

Mr. O'Donnell presented a remonstrance of members of the police department of Brooklyn, against repeal of Metropolitan excise law, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Van Petten presented a petition of James S. Case and others, of the Young Men's Christian Association, of Brooklyn, in favor of the present excise law, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Mattoon presented a petition from the 18th Regiment of N. Y. State National Guard, and citizens of Oswego, for an armory in said city, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

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

Mr. Nichols presented a petition of E. G. Spaulding and others, for aid to the Providence Lunatic Asylum, of Buffalo, which was read and refer. red to the committee on finance.

Mr. Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the petition of A. N. Deming, acting chairman of the board of trustees of Potsdam, for an extension of the boundaries of Potsdam village, reported by bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relative to the village of Potsdam,'” 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 Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to amend the act entitled 'An act in relation to the Grosvenor Library, of the city of Buffalo,' passed April 11th, 1859;' passed April 8th, 1861," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the petition of the electors of the village of Potsdam for authority to issue bonds and levy taxes to pay for Normal School site, reported by bill entitled “An act to authorize the village of Potsdam to issue bonds and levy taxes to aid in procuring a site for Normal School buildings," 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. Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the petition of citizens of Canandaigua, for canal basin at foot of Main street, reported by bill entitled "An act in relation to the excavation and construction of a canal and basin with piers and wharves, in Canandaigua lake, at the foot of Main street, in the village of Canandaigua," 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. Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the petition of citizens of Penn Yan, for amendment to charter, reported by bill entitled "An act to so amend section 1 of title 1 of the act to amend and consolidate the several acts in relaton to the charter of the village of Penn Yan as to include within the corporate limits of said village the new addition to the cemetery of said village,” which was

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read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act authorizing and providing for the election of a police justice and a constable, in the village of Addison, in the county of Steuben, and for the erection of a jail or lock-up therein,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the petition of G. C. Verplanck and others, for amendment of charter of General Theological Seminary of P. E. Church of United States, reported by bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United Sates,' passed April 5th, in the year of our Lord 1822,” 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, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to change the number of Accord Lodge No. 421, I. O. O. F., incorporated under chapter 852, Laws of 1867, to Accord Lodge, No. 160," 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 engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

"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."

“An act to extend 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.”

Mr. Parker, from the committee on insurance, to which was recommitted the bill entitled “An act for the relief of the Franklin Fire Insurance Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

Mr. Bradley moved to refer said bill to 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.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to change the name of the Second Presbyterian Church and Society, of Watertown, to the Stone Street Presbyterian Church, of Watertown,' passed April 1, 1865," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The President presented a communication from the Constitutional Convention, as follows:

ConstitUTIONAL CONVENTION, ALBANY, Feb. 10, 1868. Resolved, That this Convention earnestly and respectfully recommend the Legislature of this State to make a further and permanent provision for persons of this State disabled in the military and naval service of the United States, in the war for the suppression of the late rebellion; and

that the Secretary of this Convention be directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to the Senate and Assembly of this State, now in session.

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

Mr. Creamer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill relative to the investing and loaning of the funds and moneys of certain corporations of this State.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Edwards asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 507 of the Laws of 1863, entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of a railroad company commencing at the city line in the city of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings, to any part of the village of Jamaica, in the county of Queens, and to purchase the franchise of the Brooklyn and Jamaica Turnpike Company,' passed May 7, 1863," 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. O'Donnell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to relieve certain railroad companies from making annual reports," 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. Parker asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to repeal an act passed April 22, 1867, in relation to fees of constables of the county of St. Lawrence," 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. Crowley asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act concerning investments,” 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. Crowley asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the trustees of the Minard Fund for the benefit of widows and orphans of deceased preachers of the Genesee Annual Conference,” 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. Crowley asked and obtained leave to introdnce a bill entitled "An act relating to the village of Niagara city, in the county of Niagara, and to provide for the more efficient collection of village taxes, and assessments therein,” 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. Crowley asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to create a Harbor District and board of wharves and piers thereon,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act amending chapter 895 of the Laws of 1867, in relation to the Brooklyn, Prospect Park and Flatbush Railroad 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. Hale asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad Company to construct its road upon and across certain lands under water," 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. Creamer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act relative to the powers and duties of the commissioners of the sinking fund of 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 consent, Mr. Hale asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act relative to corporation elections, and to prevent their dissolution," 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. Hale asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the improvement of the hydraulic power of the Great Chazy river, and to check freshets therein," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on commerce and navi. gation.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Nichols asked and obtained leave to intro- . duce a bill entitled "An act in relation to insane indigent persons in the 8th judicial district of this State,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Beach gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the charter of the Schoharie Kill Bridge Turnpike Company.

Mr. Thayer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to facilitate the settlement of losses with insurance companies.

The bill entitled "An act to increase the compensation of supervisors 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:

Banks Beach Bradley Campbell Cauldwell

Cbapman
Creamer
Edwards
Genet
Graham

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Hale

Norton
Hubbard

O'Donnell
Kennedy Palmer
Murphy

Parker
Nichols

Pierce

Stanford
Thayer
Tweed
Van Petten

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FOR THE NEGATIVE. Crowley Humphrey Morris

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

The bill entitled "An act to lay out, open and grade Second and Fourth avenues, in the town of New Utrecht," having been announced for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Murphy and by unanimous consent, said bill was amended by adding to section two as follows:

“And filed in the office of the clerk of the town of New Utrecht.” . Said bill, as amended, 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

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