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The President presented the following communications:
STATE OF NEW YORK-IN CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION,

ALBANY, Feb. 28, 1868. On motion of Mr. Merritt, Resolved, That copies of the resolution in relation to the submission of the Constitution to the people, be certified by the Secretary, and transmitted to the Senate and Assembly. By order of Convention.

LUTAER CALDWELL, Secretary. STATE OF New YORK-IN CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION,

ALBANY Feb. 28, 1868. On motion of Mr. Cooke, Resolved, That this Constitution be submitted at such time as the Legislature shall provide, to be voted upon in the following manner: Each elector shall be allowed to vote two ballots which shall be deposited in separate boxes; one ballot shall be endorsed “Constitution,” and contai on the inside when folded, the words For the amended Constitution,” or “Against the amended Constitution.” The other ballot shall be endorsed “ Constitution-Property qualification,” to contain on the inside when folded, the words "For the property qualification of men of color," or "Against the property qualification for men of color," and no vote cast endorsed “Constitution," shall affect the question of property qualification for men of color.

If a majority of the votes cast endorsed " Constitution,” shall contain on the inside the words “ For the amended Constitution,” then the proposed Constitution shall be the Constitution of the State of New York, except as the same may be modified by the result of the vote on the property qualification as hereinafter provided; but if a majority of the votes cast so endorsed shall contain on the inside the words "Against the amended Constitution," then the proposed Constitution shall be declared rejected, and the present Constitution, except the provision relating to persons of color, shall remain in full force.

If a majority of the ballots cast endorsed “Constitution Property qualification," shall contain in the inside, the words "For the property qualification for men of color,” then the words following, viz: "but no man of color, unless he shall have been for three years a citizen of this State, and for one year next preceding any election shall have been seized and possessed of a freehold estate of the value of two hundred and fifty dollars, over and above all the debts and incumbrances charged thereon, and shall have been actually rated and paid a tax thereon, shall be entitled to vote at such election; and no person of color shall be subject to direct taxation unless he shall be seized and possessed of such real estate, as aforesaid,” shall remain a part of the Constitution; and if the proposed Constitution shall be adopted to the end of section one of the second article thereof; but if a majority of the votes cast so endorsed, shall contain the words "Against the property qualification for men of color,” then the words above quoted shall be no part of the Constitution. By order.

LUTHER CALDWELL, Secretary. Ordered, That said communications be referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Creamer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Grocers' Clerks Early Closing Association, of the city of New York.

Mr. Bradley gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the charter of the Academy of Music, in the city of New York.

Mr. Genet gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Receiver's Bank, in the city of New York.

Mr. Van Petten gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to consolidate and amend the charter of the village of Herkimer," passed April 1, 1854.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Kennedy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize Marcus N. Preston and Harman D. Fulton, to sell and convey, as trustees, the church property of the First Religious Sodiety of Borodino, in the county of Onondaga," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Kennedy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend subdivision 5 of sec. 5 of title 11 of the charter of the city of Syracuse, entitled ' Board of Educaton,' which was read the first time, and by unanimous content was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Morgan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act providing for the payment of certain taxes and assessments upon the property of railroad companies situated in the Cattaraugus and Allegany Reservations, to the treasurer of the Seneca Nation of Indians, for educational purposes," 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. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to extend Clinton avenue, in the city of Brooklyn," 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. Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to preserve order in public meetings, and to protect public halis or buildings used as such, and the property therein or appurtenant," 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 in relation to fines for intoxication," 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. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to further amend the charter of the Church Charity Foundation, of the county of Kings, and to extend the territorial limits thereof,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the laying out of a public highway in the towns of New Lots and Flatlands, in the county of Kings," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 873 of the Laws of 1867, entitled 'An act to amend the act entitled "An act making the turnpike road and bridges of the Ravenswood, Hallett's Cove and Williamsburgh

Turnpike Company free, and providing for the maintenance of the same, and for the rebuilding of the bridge over Newtown creek,' passed May 7, 1867,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to enable the National Safe Deposit Company, of the city of New York, to complete its organization and commence business," 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 close Eleventh street, in the city of Brooklyn, and to construct a canal in place 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Nichols asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the appointment of a stenographer for the city of Buffalo and county of Erie," 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 enable the Harmonic Social Club, of the city of New York, to hold real estate to an amount of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” 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 incorporate ‘The 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. Genet asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate “The Veteran Soldiers' Business Association,"" wbich was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Hale asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to railroad corporations," 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. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to increase the powers of surrogates, in certain cases,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

The bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to consolidate and amend the several acts relating to the village of Sherburne, and to enlarge the powers of the corporation of said village,' passed March 18, 1859," 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: (SENATE JOURNAL.]

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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Banks

Edwards Humphrey Murphy Stanford
Bradley Folger
Kennedy Nichols

Tweed
Campbell Graham

Mattoon
Palmer

Van Petten
Creamer Hubbard Morgan

Pierce

Williams Crowley

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

The bill entitled "An act to provide for the consolidation of the 'Richfield Springs and Herkimer' and the 'Richfield Springs and Cooperstown' Telegraph Companies," 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

Edwards Hubbard Murphy Stanford
Campbell Folger
Humphrey Nichols

Thayer
Cauldwell Genet

Kennedy O'Donnell Tweed
Creamer
Graham
Mattoon
Palmer

Van Petten
Crowley
Hale
Morris
Pierce

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

The bill entitled "An act to release the interest of the people of the State of New York in and to certain lands in the city of Buffalo, to Peter Gowans," 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 Hubbard Murphy Thayer
Campbell Folger
Kennedy Nichols

Tweed
Cauldwell Genet

Mattoon
Palmer

Van Petten
Creamer
Graham
Morris

Stanford Williams
Crowley
Hale

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

The bill entitled "An act to release to Catharine Chadwick, the interest of the State in certain moneys arising on a sale of real estate now beld by the surrogate of Oneida county," 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 Hubbard Nichols

Thayer
Campbell
Folger

Humphrey O'Donnell Tweed
Cauldwell Gen

Morgan
Pierce

Van Petten
Creamer
Graham
Morris

Stanford Williams
Crowley Hale

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

The bill entitled "An act to authorize school district number 10, of the town of Binghamton to borrow money to build a school house, and for other purposes," 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
Campbell
Cauldwell
Creamer
Crowley

Edwards
Genet
Graham
Hale

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE,
Hubbard

Morris
Humphrey Nichols
Kennedy O'Donnell
Morgan

Stanford

*Thayer
Tweed
Van Petten
Williams

21

FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Folger

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

The bill entitled “An act to legalize the official acts of Joshua S. Bliss, a justice of the peace," 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
Edwards Hale

Morgan

Thayer
Campbell Folger
Hubbard Morris

Tweed
Cauldwell Genet
Humphrey Nichols

Van Petten
Creamer
Graham

Kennedy O'Donnell Williams
Crowley

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

The bill entitled "An act to authorize the supervisor of the town of Denmark to convey by deed the old burial ground, situated near the village of Copenhagen, is said town, to the trustees of ‘Riverside Cemetery Association;' and their successors in office, and to specify the qualifications of voters in the meetings of said association,” 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
Genet
Mattoon
Nichols

Thayer
Campbell Graham Morgan

O'Donnell Tweed Cauldwell Hubbard Morris

Pierce

Van Petten Crowley Humphrey Murphy

Stanford Williams Edwards Kennedy

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

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to extend the powers of the French Benevolent Society, and amend chapter 211 of the Laws of 1819," 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.
Campbell Edwards Humphrey Morgan

Tweed
Cauldwell Folger
Kennedy Nichols

Van Petten

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