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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
Chapman Graham

Morris

Parker
Beach
Creamer
Hale
Murphy

Pierce
Bradley Crowley
Hubbard Nichols

Stanford
Campbell Edwards Humphrey Nicks

Tweod
Cauldwell Genet
Kennedy Norton

Van Petten 25 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The bill entitled "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," 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.
Banks
Creamer Humphrey Nichols

Pierce
Beach
Edwards
Kennedy Nicks

Stanford
Bradley
Genet
Mattoon
Norton

Thayer
Campbell Graham

Morris

O'Donnell Van Petten
Cauldwell Folger
Murphy Palmer

Wiiliams
Chapman Hubbard

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

The bill entitled "An act for the extension of the charter of the Greenport and Shelter Island Ferry Company," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether thc 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
Chapman Hubbard Nichols

Thayer
Beach
Creamer Humphrey Nicks

Tweed
Bradley
Edwards Kennedy Palmer

Van Petten
Campbell Graham

Mattoon
Parker

Williams
Cauldwell Hale

Morris
Pierce

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

Mr. Hubbard moved to take from the table the motion to reconsider the vote upon the third reading of 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 its business."

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

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion to reconsider, 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
Chapman Hubbard

Nicks

Stanford
Beach
Edwards Humphrey Norton

Thayer
(SENATE JOURNAL.]

17

Bradley Graham Kennedy Palmer

Tweed
Campbell Hale

Nichols
Pierce

Van Petten
Cauldwell

21 Said bill was then 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
Chapman Humphrey Nicks

Pierce
Beach
Creamer Kennedy Norton

Thayer
Bradley
Edwards
Morris
Palmer

Tweed
Campbell Graham

Nichols
Parker

Van Petten
Cauldwell Hubbard

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

Mr. Murphy moved that the executive session today, be postponed until after the joint meeting of the Senate and Assembly.

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 after some time spent therein, the hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the President resumed the chair, and announced that, pursuant to law and agreeably to a concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, the Senate would proceed to the nomination of a candidate for the office of Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, to serve for eight years from the first day of March, 1868; when each Senator, as his name was called by the Clerk, rose in his place, and nominated as follows:

FOR MATTHEW T. BRENNAN.
Beach
Creamer Graham

Murphy

Pierce
Bradley Edwards

Hubbard
Nichols

Tweed
Cauldwell Genet

Morris
Norton

14 FOR IRA BUCKMAN, JR. Campbell Kennedy Palmer

Stanford Van Petten
Chapman Mattoon

Parker
Thayer

Williams
Humphrey O'Donnell

12 FOR HENRY R. PIERSON. Crowley Hale Nicks

3 No person having received a majority of all the votes cast, the President stated there had been no choice.

Messrs. Jacobs and Pitts, a committee from the Assembly, appeared in the Senate chamber and announced that the Assembly had made a nomination for Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, and were ready to meet the Senate and compare nominations.

Mr. Creamer offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Senate now proceed to meet the Assembly in joint meeting, for the purpose of electing a Commissioner of Metropolitan Police.

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

The President of the Senate here stated that in his judgment the Senate could not legally proceed to a joint meeting with the Assembly until after a nomination has been made by the Senate, and accordingly he requested the Senate to excuse bis attendance as their President at such joint meeting, and to select a temporary President therefor.

Mr. Murphy moved that Hon. A. X. Parker, Senator from the 17th district, be chosen as President pro tem., to preside over the joint meeting.

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

Mr. Humphrey moved to reconsider the vote by which the resolution of Mr. Creamer was adopted.

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

Mr. Hale moved that the Senate again proceed to nominate a candidate for the office of Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, to serve for eight years from the first day of March next.

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

Whereupon each Senator, as his name was called, rose in his place and nominated as follows:

FOR IRA BUCKMAN, JR. Campbell Humphrey Nicks

Parker

Van Petten
Chapman Kennedy O'Donnell Stanford Williams
Hale
Mattoon
Palmer
Thayer

14
FOR MATTHEW T. BRENNAN.
Beach
Creamer
Graham
Nichols

Pierce
Bradley
Edwards Hubbard Norton

Tweed
Cauldwell Genet
Morris

13 A quorum having voted, and a majority having named Ira Buckman, jr., as their choice, the President announced that Ira Buckman, jr., of the county of Kings, had been nominated on the part of the Senate as the candidate for the office of Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, to serve for eight years from the first day of March, 1868.

Mr. Kennedy offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to wait upon the Hon. the Assembly, and inform that body that the Senate have made a nomination for Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, and are ready to meet the Assembly and compare nominations.

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

Messrs. Kennedy and Bradley were apppinted as such committee; who afterwards reported that they had performed that duty.

The President having resumed the chair, stated that the Senate would now proceed in a body to the Assembly chamber for the purpose of proceeding to a joint ballot for the election of a Police Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police District.

Mr. Nichols stated that the President having at a previous stage of proceedings requested to be excused from accompanying the Senate to the Assembly chamber, for the purpose of going into joint ballot, and the Senator from the 17th having been appointed President pro tem., he desired to know who was to act as President of the Senate, while proceeding to joint ballot.

The President stated that as the Senate had reconsidered its action and nominated a Police Commissioner, the legal reason for his former announcement and request had passed, and that it was accordingly his duty under the law to preside at the joint convention of the two Houses.

The President accordingly left the chair and with the Senate proceeded to the Assembly chamber, and on comparing nominations for Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, to serve for eight years from the first day of March, 1868, they were found not to agree, the Senate hav

ing nominated on their part, Ira Buckman, jr., and the Assembly, Matthew T. Brennan.

Thereupon, the Senate and Assembly proceeded in joint meeting, pursuant to statute, to ballot for a Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, to serve for eight years from the first day of March, 1868, and the ballots having been taken and counted, it appeared from the report of the tellers that the whole number of votes cast was one hundred and forty, of which Matthew T. Brennan received eighty-four, and Ira Buckman, jr. received sixty.

The President of the Senate thereupon announced and declared that Matthew T. Brennan, of New York, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, to serve for eight years from the first day of March, 1868.

The President also announced that the business for which the joint convention was held, baving been concluded, it was now dissolved.

The Senate having returned to the Senate chamber, the President announced the foregoing proceedings to have taken place.

The Senate then went into executive session, and after some time spent therein, the doors were opened, and the Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and resumed the consideration of the bills entitled as follows:

An act authorizing any life insurance company, or any trust or loan company or savings bank to invest their funds in the town bonds issued by the towns of Gardiner, Shawangunk and New Paltz, and by the village of Middletown, in the county of Ulster, and the second election district of the town of Montgomery, Orange county."

An act for the relief of the Franklin Fire Insurance Company." An act in relation to Wallkill Valley Railroad Company." After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Norton, from said committee, reported that they have made some amendments to the first pamed bill, and amended the title so as to read, “An act authorizing any life insurance company, or any trust company, to invest their funds in bonds issued by any county, town or village of this State, pursuant to any law of this state,” and as amended, recommend its passage; which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Norton, from the same committee, reported progress on the two last named bills, and asked leave to sit again.

Mr. Bradley moved to disagree with the report of the committee of the whole upon the second entitled bill, and that the same be ordered engrossed for a third reading.

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

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the report of the committee of the whole, on granting leave, on the last entitled bill, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Mattoon offered the following resolution:

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That when the Legislature adjourn on Friday, the 14th instant, it adjourn to Tuesday, the 25th instant, at 11 o'clock A. M.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid upon the table.
On motion of Mr. Creamer, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1868.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Pullman. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. O'Donnell presented fifty remonstrances against the repeal of the Metropolitan Excise law, for city of Buffalo, which were read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Creamer presented a petition of citizens of New York, in favor of the People's Metropolitan and Suburban Underground railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Morgan presented a petition of citizens of Rochester, for a swing bridge across the Erie canal, at Exchange street, Rochester, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

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

Mr. Parker presented a remonstrance against the Ogdensburgh School law, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Tweed presented a petition from citizens of New York, in favor of the People's Metropolitan and Suburban Underground railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Norton presented a petition from citizens of New York, upon the same subject, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Chapman presented two remonstrances, against amending the charter of Ithaca, which were read and referred to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Banks presented a memorial of Dr. Edward Duffy, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Bradley presented a petition for a People's railroad on the Third avenue, as proposed in the bill introduced by Mr. Genet, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Hale presented two petitions of citizens of the county of Essex, for State aid to the Whitehall and Plattsburgh railroad, which were read and referred to the committee on finance.

Also, a petition of inhabitants of town of Brandon, county of Franklin, to have part of said town annexed to the town of Houston, which was read and referred to the committee on the erection and division of towns and counties.

Also, a petition of citizens of Hamilton, upon same subject, which was read and referred to the committee on the erection and division of towns and counties.

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. Stanford presented a petition of citizens of this State, for the repeal of the repair contract system of the canals, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Banks presented a petition of forty citizens upon same subject, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

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