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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Bradley Folger
Kennedy Nichols

Stanford
Campbell Genet

Mattoon
Nicks

Thayer
Cauldwell Graham

Morgan
Norton

Tweed
Charman Habbard Morris

Pierce

Van Petten Edwards Humphrey

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

The Assembly bill entitled "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," 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
Edwards Hubbard Nichols

Stanford
Bradley
Folger
Kennedy Nicks

Thayer
Campbell Genet
Mattoon Norton

Tweed
Cauldwell Graham

Murphy
Pierce

Van Petten
Chapman

21 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment.

The bill entitled “An act to authorize the Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad Company to construct its road upon and across certain bays and inlets," 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, twothirds of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Banks
Edwards Mattoon

Nichols

Stanford
Bradley
Genet
Morgan
Norton

Thayer
Campbell Graham

Morris

O'Donnell Tweed Cauldwell Hubbard Murphy Pierce

Williams Chapman Kennedy

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

The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the Senate went into executive session, and after some time spent therein, the doors were opened and legislative business resumed.

The bill entitled “An act to provide for the rebuilding of a bridge across the outlet, made by the State, of the Onondaga lake," having been announced for a third reading,

Mr. O'Donnell moved to recommit said bill to the committee on canals, with instructions to amend by adding the following to section one:

“Providing that the Canal Board are of the opinion that the State ought to build the said bridge."

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

Chapman
Folger

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Nicks

Stanford
O'Donnell

Humphrey
Murphy

Williams

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Banks
Genet
Mattoon
Nichols

Thayer
Bradley
Hubaard Morgon

Norton

Tweed
Cauldwell Kennedy Morris

Pierce

Van Petten
Edwards

16 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, and three fifths of said members being present, as follows:

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Humphrey O'Donnell

Mr. O'Donnell moved to reconsider the vote just taken.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE,

Murphy O'Donnell

Campbell

Humphrey

4

FOR THE NEGATIVE,
Banks
Crowley Hubbard Nichols

Stanford
Beach
Edwards Kennedy Nicks

Thayer
Bradley
Genet
Mattoon
Norton

Tweed
Cauldwell Graham

Morgan
Pierce

Williams 20 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Murphy offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the report of Col. Charles B. Norton, New York' State Commissioner to the Paris Exposition of 1867, 2,000 extra copies for the use of the Senate, and 1,000 on fine paper for the use of the Governor.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing

Mr. Folger offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the petition of Larmon G. Townsend and the papers connected therewith, and the testimony taken in relation thereto by the committee of claims of the last Senate, be taken from the files and referred to the committee on claims, to examine and report upon.

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

Mr. O'Donnell offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That, in the opinion of the Senate, the Constitutioual Convention of the State of New York ought to provide for taking a vote by the people upon the adoption of the new Constitution, but that said vote ought not to be taken until after the general election in November.

Mr. O'Donnell moved to lay said resolution 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.

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:

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"An act to protect ice ponds in the counties of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam against willful injury."

Assembly, "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."

"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."

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

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

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 empowering the board of supervisors of the county of Westchester to require the collectors of the different towns in that county to pay over taxes at stated times."

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. Bradley, from said committee, reported progress on the first named bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

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

Mr Chapman moved that the Assembly bill entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of common schools," be considered in 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.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and poocceded to the consideration of said entitled bill.

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

Mr. Williams moved that said bill be printed.

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

On motion of Mr. Genet, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1868.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. Peck.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Morris presented a petition of citizens of Dunkirk to amend an act entitled "An act to amend the charter of the village of Dunkirk,” passed April 20, 1867; which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Also, a petition of John S. Briggs and others, to amend an act entitled "An act to make school district No. 9, in the town of Pomfret, a Union Free School district,” passed March 17, 1858; which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Graham presented a petition of citizens of Port Jervis, for an act for a waterworks company, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Nichols presented a petition of seventy-five citizens and business firms of Buffalo, for the passage of a law to prevent incendiary fires, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Van Petten presented several 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. Nicks presented two petitions of tax payers of Steuben county, for amendments of militia law, which were read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Thayer presented a petition of citizens of the village of Nassau, for repeal of village charter, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

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. Kennedy presented a petition of J. W. Barker and others, for a modification of the excise law, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Graham presented a petition of inhabitants of Liberty, Sullivan county, asking for State aid to build the Midland railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Edwards presented three petitions of citizens of the towns of Brookhaven and Huntington, for the repeal of the law of 1867, changing the manner of holding town elections, which were read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Cauldwell presented two remonstrances against the repeal of the act authorizing the extension of Central avenue, in the county of West; chester, which were read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Edwards presented three petitions of masters and owners of vessels navigating Long Island sound, for an amendment of the Hell Gate pilot laws, which were read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

The President presented a petition of James Anderson, M. D., James W. Beekman, Augustus Schell and others, members, &c., praying that

the name of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church may not be changed by striking out the words “Dutch” and “Protestant,” which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Shelter Island Wharf and Improvement Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the petition of Isabella Jackson, for a release of certain lands, reported by bill entitled "An act to release and convey to Isabella Jackson the interest of the people of the State of New York in certain real estate," 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. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act releasing the interest of the State in certain lands and premises owned by Anthony Bollermann, Carl Bollermann, or Joseph Bollermann, and authorizing their heirs-at-law to hold and convey the same," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to legalize the official acts of John J. Zeh as a justice of the peace of the town of Fulton, Schoharie county, New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bili was committed to the committee of the whole.

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

"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.

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 5th, in the year of our Lord, 1822."

Mr. Van Petten, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "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," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Campbell, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize certain towns in the counties of Dutchess and Columbia, to issue bonds and take stock in the Dutchess and Columbia railroad," reported the same to the Senate for its consideration, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Campbell, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 486 of the Laws of 1867, in relation to the Dutchess and Columbia railroad," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to facilitate the acquisition by the Dutchess and Columbia Railroad Company of the real estate required for the purpose of its incorporation, and to allow it to change the northern terminus of its road, and for other purposes," and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was 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 authorize the board of supervisors of

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