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Kings county to include in the next tax levy the sum of fifty thousaud dollars to reimburse the amount borrowed for the support of the poor," 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 internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for the erection of a town hall in the town of Morrisania, Westchester county," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. O'Donnell, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the memorial of Dr. Edward Duffy for relief, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner be denied.

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

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 respectfully transmit a communication from a special committee of the State Medical Society, in regard to a system for the registration of births, marriages and deaths.

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

(See Doc. No. 38.) The President presented the annual report of the Society of the New York Hospital, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 43.) Also, the fifth annual report of the Society for the protection of Roman Catholic destitute children in the city of New York, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 42.) Also, a communication from the Canal Commissioners in charge of the middle division of the canals, in reply to a resolution of the Senate relative to condition of certaiu portions of the Erie, Oswego and Chenango canals.

Mr. Kennedy moved to refer said communication to the committee on canals, and that the same be printed.

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

(See Doc. No. 36.) The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to enable the town of New Rochelle, in Westchester county, to raise money to build a town hall,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the comioittee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to secure the payment of mechanics, laborers and persons furnishing materials towards the erection, altering or repairing buildings in the city of New York,' passed May 5, 1863," wbich was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the villages of Sandy Hill and Fort Edward, in the county of Washington, to issue bonds to aid in the construction of a railroad from the village of Glen's Falls to intersect the Saratoga and Whitehall railroad, in the village of Fort Edward,' passed May 23d, 1867," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Pierce gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to extend Clinton avenue, in the city of Brooklyn, from Atlantic avenue to Prospect park, in said city, upon a line and in the Joanner to be indicated in said bill.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Bradley asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the copying of certain records and papers in the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas, for the city and county 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. Genet asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Security Savings Bank of the city of New York,” which was read the first time, and hy unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the coinmittee on banks.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Graham asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Port Jervis Waterworks Company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Graham asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Port Jervis,' passed March 30, 1866," which was read the first time, and by unanimous congent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Graham asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the grading of a street in the city of Newburgh,” 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. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts in relation to the charter of the city of Hudson,' passed April 10, 1854," 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. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to extend the operation of the act passed February 17, 1848, entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical or chemical purposes, and of the 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 manufactures.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Dutchess County Mutual Insurance Company,' passed April 12, 1836; and an act to continue and extend the same, passed April 9, 1855," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance.

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By unanimous consent, Mr. Thayer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the board of trade of the city of Troy." 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. Banks asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for an additional supply of water in the city of Albany,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs,

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to regulate searches in the offices of the register and clerk of the city and county 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. Humphrey asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the town of Malone, in the county of Franklin, to aid the village school district of said town in completing and furnishing its new school house, and grading the grounds," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Humphrey and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill 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.
Beach
Chapman Humphrey Nichols

Stanford
Bradley
Edwards Kennedy Nicks

Thayer
Campbell Graham

Mattoon

O'Donnell Tweed
Cauldwell Hubbard

Morris
Pierce

Van Petten 20 By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and the Clerk ordered to deliver said bill to the Assembly immediately, and request their concurrence therein.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Morris asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act 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 the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Morris asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend the charter of the village of Dunkirk,' passed April 20, 1867,” 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. Morris asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend the charter of the village of Dunkirk,' passed April 20, 1867," 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. Nichols asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to regulate the fees of the justices of the peace attending as justices' of sessions at the criminal term of the several courts of record within the county of Erie,” which was read the first

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time, and by ananimous 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 incorporate the American Security and Warehousing Company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Kennedy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Syracuse Savings Institution, passed March 30, 1849,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee op banks.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Hubbard asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to prevent encroachments upon grave-yards,” 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. Bradley asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize certain life insurance companies to make annual dividends,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance.

By upanimous consent, Mr. Morris asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to consolidate a part of certain school districis in the town of Pomfret, county of Chautauqua, with district No. 8, of said town," which was read the first time, and by unanimous con. sent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Chapman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend section 183 of 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. Chapman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide a remedy for erroneous assessments," 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. Bradley asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of the Homoeopathic Mutual Life 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.

The Assembly bill entitled "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," 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

Chapman
Crowley
Edwards
Genet
Graham

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Hubbard Nichols
Kennedy Nicks
Mattoon

O'Donnell
Morris

Palmer

Pierce
Stanford
Thayer
Van Petten

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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 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," 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
Chapman Hubbard

Nichols

Pierce
Beach
Crowley Humphrey Nicks

Thayer
Campbell Edwards Kennedy O'Donnell Van Petten
Cauldwell Genet

Morris
Palmer

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

The bill entitled "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," 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
Caapman Graham

Morris

Palmer
Beach
Crowley
Hubbard Nichols

Thayer
Campbell Edwards Humphrey Nicks

Tweed Cauldwell Genet

Kennedy O'Donnell Van Petten 20 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

On motion of Mr. Morris and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and 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," 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
Crowley Hubbard

Morris

Pierce Campbell Edwards Humphrey Nichols

Thayer Cauldwell Genet

Kennedy O'Donnell Tweed
Chapman Graham

Mattoon
Palmer

Van Petten 20 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a messoge informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment.

Mr. Nichols called for the consideration of the concurrent resolution heretofore offered by him, in the words following:

Whereas, The Board of United States Engineers, in charge of harbor improvements on the lakes, have adopted and recommended certain plans for improving the harbor of Buffalo, largely facilitating the movement of the various products of the great North West, which naturally

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