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The bill entitled "An act to enable the Park Central Presbyterian Society of Syracuse to perfect its incorporation and to confirm grants heretofore made to it,” 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
Hale
Morgan
Palmer

Tweed
Bradley Humphrcy Morris

Pierce

Van Patten Campbell Kennedy

Nichols

Stanford Williams
Cauldwell Mattoon
O'Donnell Thayer

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

Mr. Hale moved that the bill entitled “An act to authorize the Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad Company to construct its road upon and across certain lands under water,” be referred to the first coinmittee 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 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 authorize the Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad Company to construct its road upon and across certain lands under water."

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

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

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Morris, 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. Morris, 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 engrossed for a third reading.

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

On motion of Mr. Kennedy, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1868.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Stover.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Stanford presented a petition of tax-payers of the town of Saratoga, for the passage of a law to enable the said town to issue bonds to aid the construction of a railroad from the village of Mechanicsville, to intersect the proposed Glen's Falls railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Cauldwell presented a remonstrance of Edward De Witt and other citizens 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.

Also, a petition of H. F. Spaulding and others, for the repeal of said act, which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Norton presented a petition of citizens of New York, for crosstown railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Folger presented a remonstrance of citizens of Brookhaven, against repeal of law relative to election of town officers, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Mattoon presented a remonstrance of the board of trade in the city of Oswego, against interfering with bridge at Rouse's Point, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Stanford presented a petition of 150 citizens of Fort Plain, to bond said village aid the Northern Central railway, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Pierce presented a petition of citizens of New York, for cross-town railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Folger presented a petition of Wm. Thörn and others, for relief by law from the injury done by Erie canal across Cayuga marshes, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Folger presented a remonstrance of citizens of Geneva, against repeal of Metropolitan Excise law, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Messrs. O'Donnell, Van Petten and Stanford, presented remonstrances against the repeal of the Metropolitan Excise law, which were read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Murphy presented the report of the board of directors of the Brooklyn Institute, for the year 1867, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 37.) Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the the bill entitled "An act to improve the hydraulic power of the Great Chazy river, and to check freshets therein," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the compittee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the Commissioners of the Land Office to sell certain real estate escheated to the State," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title by adding thereto "in the town of Jerusalem, Yates county," and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

A message from His Excellency the Governor, was received and read, in the words following:

STATE OF NEW YORK-EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

ALBANY, February 26, 1868. To the Senate : I have the honor to transmit an interesting report from Col. Charles B. Norton, a Commissioner from this State to the Paris Exposition of 1867. The report presents a statement of the part taken by our citizens, which is creditable alike to their enterprise, their labor, and their genius.

The report is accompanied with diagrams, which will be found espe

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cially valuable to those who desire a more definite understanding of the exhibition grounds and buildings, and the position assigned to each country represented. I cannot forbear commending Col. Norton to the favorable consideration of the Legislature for his fidelity to the interests of American enterprise, and his constant regard for the comfort of our citizens who attended the exhibition.

R. E. FENTON. Ordered, That said report be laid on the table and printed.

(See Doc. No. 39) Mr. Norton gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the New York Auxiliary State Board of Trustees of the American Printing House and University for the Blind.

Mr. Genet gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Veteran Soldiers' Business Association.

Mr. Hubbard gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to prevent encroachments upon grave-yards.

Mr. Kennedy gave notice that he would, on some future day ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the charter of the Syracuse Savings Institution.

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

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

"An act to authorize the Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad Company to construct its road upon and across 'certain bays and inlets."

By unanimous consent, Mr. Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Wells Seminary for the higher education of young women,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of The Home Insurance Company,'” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to simplify and abridge the practice, pleadings and proceedings of the courts of this State, known as the Code of Procedure,” 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. Norton asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend section 1, of chapter 234 of the Laws of 1845, entitled 'An act to amend the law in relation to suits against foreign corporations, 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. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the formation of loan guarantee and warehousing companies," which was read the first time, and by

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ananimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Prospect Park Savings Bank of Brooklyn,” 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. Tweed asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to afford the same facilities to passengers or property transported by steamboats on the Hudson river as is afforded by railroad,” 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Tweed asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to regulate the days and hours which the offices of clerks of county and registers shall keep open,” 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. Genet asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the 42d Street, and Grand Street Ferry Railroad Company to extend their tracks through and upon certain streets and avenues in the city of New York, and to operate their road therein,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Cauldwell asked and obtained eave to introduce a bill entitled "An act providing for the erection of a town hall in the town of Morrisania, Westchester 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. Cauldwell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the People's Savings Bank of the town of Yonkers, in the county of Westchester,' passed April 5, 1866,” 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. Stanford asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to permit the village of Fort Plain to subscribe for stock in the Northern Central Railway Company and to raise money to pay such subscription,” 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. Stanford asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for rebuilding the United States Hotel, at Saratoga Springs," 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 requiring the clerk of the county of Onondaga to cause conies of certain maps to be made and filed in his office," 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 authorize the appointment of couns to prosecute charges against attorneys and counsellors," 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. Morgan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act making an appropriation to the Rochester City Hospital,” 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. Nichols asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo, and enlarge its boundaries,' passed April 13, 1853, and the several acts amendatory thereof,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

The bill entitled "An act to regulate the compensation of the county treasurer of 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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Banks
Chapman Hubbard

Nichols

Stanford
Beach
Crowley Humphrey Nicks

Thayer
Bradley Edwards Kennedy Norton

Tweed
Campbell Genet

Morgan

O'Donnell Van Pettes
Cauldwell Graham

Murphy
Pierce

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

The 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, 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,” 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

Chapman Graham Morgan Stanford
Beach
Creamer Hubbard Nichols

Thayer
Bradley Edwards Kennedy Nicks

Van Petten
Campbell Genet

Mattoon
Pierce

Williams
Cauldwell

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

The bill entitled "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, so as to include within the corporate limits of said village the new addition to the cemetery of said village,” 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:

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