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above respect are necessary, whether any, and if any, what part thereof is now provided for in any repair contract, and what sum, if any, appropriated for that purpose remains unexpended, and what sum, if any, is necessary to complete said repairs; also, report the amount already paid for each of the above objects.

Resolved, That the Canal Commissioner in charge of the eastern division of the canals, report to the Senate without delay, the present condition of the Fort Miller lock, on the Champlain canal, and the apron at the Schoharie creek dam, and what is necessary to be done to them or either of them to put said canal in navigable condition, and whether either and which of them is included in and provided for by any repair contract, what sum is now appropriated for the purpose of such repairs, and what sum, if any, is necessary to be appropriated to rebuild or repair the same, in order that said canal may be put in navigable condition; also, the amount already paid for each of the above named works.

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

The Sevate 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 regulate the compensation of the county treasurer of the county of Onondaga.”'

"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."

"An act to provide for the rebuilding of a bridge across the outlet, made by the State, of the Onondaga lake."

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

Mr. Banks, from the same committee, reported that they have made some amendments to the second named bill, and amended the title so as to read "An act to authorize the excavation, construction and maintenance of a canal and basin, with piers and wharves, in Canandaigua lake, at the foot of Main street, in the village of Canandaigua, and to authorize the trustees thereof to raise money by bond and by tax for that purpose, and to prescribe regulations for the use thereof, and to fix and enforce the penalties for the violation of such regulations," and as amended, recommend its passage; which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

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

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 so amend section 1 of title 1 of the act to amend and consolidate the several acts in relation 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."

Assembly, "An act authorizing and providing for the election of a police justice and a police constable in the village of Addison, in the county of Steuben, and for the erection of a jail or lock-up therein."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the General

Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the United States,' passed April 5, in the year of our Lord, 1822."

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

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

Mr. Nicks moved that the said second named bill be printed.

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

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 found a Presbyterian hospital, in the city of New York”

Assembly, “An act to legalize certain bonds of the village of Watkins, in the county of Schuyler, and to provide for the payment of the same."

"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 11, 1859;' passed April 8, 1861."

."An act to enable the · Park Central Presbyterian Society of Syracuse,' to perfect its incorporation and to confirm grants heretofore made to it."

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

Mr. Campbell, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Campbell, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the two last named bills, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

The Assembly returned the concurrent resolution relative to adjournment, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the the same, without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Bradley, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1868.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Wentworth. The journal of Saturday, February 15th, was read and approved. Mr. Banks presented a remonstrance of citizens of Greenbush, Rensselaer county, against the proposed amendment of charter, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Palmer presented a petition of citizens of Yorkville, for a-savings bank, which was read and referred to the committee on banks.

Mr. Thayer presented a remonstrance of citizens of Whitehall, against the present system of canal repairs, which was read and referred to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Cauldwell presented a remonstrance of Leonard W. Jerome and other owners of property in the town of Yonkers, against the repeal of the act authorizing the extension of Central avenue, in the county of Westchester, which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Hale presented two petitions of citizens of Clinton county, for improvement of hydraulic power on the Great Chazy river, and to check freshets therein, which were read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

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. Murphy presented a petition of Isabella Jackson, for a release of certain lands, which was read and referred to the committee on the judi- . ciary.

Mr. Van Petten presented a petition of James Feeter, J. Mather and others, for making a certain road in the towns of Fairfield and Little Falls, a highway district, which was read and feferred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Kennedy presented a petition of Charles I. Hutchinson and others of Canastota, for an amendment to the act to provide for the construction of a culvert under the Erie canal at Canastota, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Williams presented a petition of citizens of Cayuga county, for removal of obstructions caused by the construction of the canal across Cayuga marshes, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Campbell presented a petition of supervisors of the city of Utica, asking that the time for the collection of county taxes therein may be extended to the first of April next, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a resolution of the New York State Agricultural Society, for relief to the heirs of Chauncey Goodrich, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Also, a petition of said society for further appropriation to continue investigation of causes of abortion among the dairy cows of the State, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Nichols, from the minority of the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the preservation of the canals of this State, and the abolition of the contract system of repairs," reported in writing, and also by bill entitled "An act to abolish the Contracting Board,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

(See Doc. No. 35.) The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows:

"An act relative to the Metropolitan district of the State of New York, and to provide excise regulations therefor," 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.

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

“An act to authorize the excavation, construction and maintenance of a canal and basin, with piers and wharves, in Canandaigua lake, at the foot of Main street, in the village of Canandaigua, and to authorize the

trustees thereof to raise money by bond, and by tax, for that purpose, and to prescribe regulations for the use thereof, and to fix and enforce the penalties for the violation of such regulations."

"An act to found a Presbyterian hospital in the city of New York.”

"An act to enable the Park Central Presbyterian Society of Syracuse' to perfect its incorporation and to confirm grants heretofore made to it."

"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 11, 1859,' passed April 8, 1861."

"An act to so amend section 1 of title 1 of the act to amend and consolidate the several acts in relation 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.”

An act to regulate the compensation of the county treasurer of the county of Onondaga."

The President presented a communication from the Canal Commission. ers, relative to the Ohio basin, in Buffalo, in reply to a resolution of the Senate, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 36.) Also, the report of the Harlem Bridge Commissioners to the Legislature, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 34.) Also, the 41st annual report of the Board of Trustees of the Northern Dispensary, for 1867, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 40.) Also, a communication from the Canal Commissioners, in reply to a resolution of the Senate relative to the Fort Miller lock and Schoharie creek dam, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 32.) Also, a communication from the Auditor of the Canal Department, relative to charges against him contained in the report of the committee appointed to investigate canal frauds, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 33.) Mr. Tweed gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to regulate the days and hours the registers and county clerks for the various counties, shall keep open their offices for the transaction of public business.

Mr. Thayer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to increase the tax on receipts of all insurance companies doing business within the State.

Mr. Cauldwell gave notice that he would, on some future dry, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the construction of a town hall in the town of Morrisania, Westchester county.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Beach asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Catskill Savings Bank,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Hale asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Union Canadian Association of Plattsburgh,” 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 amend an act entitled 'An act fixing the fees of justices of the peace and constables, in civil and criminal cases, and the fees of jurors and witnesses in justices' courts, and for other purposes,' passed April 22, 1866,” 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. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to enable foreign corporations incorporated under the laws of any of the several States, to hold lands within 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. Cauldwell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Industrial Savings Bank of Tarrytown, Westchester county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing the common council of the city of Poughkeepsie to build sewers 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. Van Petten asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the salary of the district attorney of Otsego county," 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. Mattoon asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to exempt normal school boarding houses from taxation,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Morgan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "Au act to prevent waste of timber on the Cattaraugus, Allegany and Oil Spring Indian Reservation, in this Statę," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on Indian affairs.

The bill entitled "An act to found a Presbyterian hospital in the city of New York,” 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 FFIRM E.
Banks
Hale
Morgan
Palmer

Thayer
Bradley Humphrey Morris

Pierce

Tweed Campbell Kennedy Nichols

Stanford Van Petten Cauldwell Mattoon O'Donnell

18

FOR THE NEGATIVE. Williams

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

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