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New York; and whereas, the present condition of the streets of said city, together with the universal complaints of the citizens thereof, is sufficient evidence to show that the contract system for cleaning streets is a failure, and is detrimental and injurious to the business interests of the Metropolis and the convenience of her citizens; therefore,

Resolved, that the committee on municipal affairs be directed to immediately investigate the subject, and report to the Senate what legislation, if any, is necessary to remedy the evils complained of; and that said committee have power to send for persons and papers.

Mr. Crowley moved to lay said resolution upon the table.

The Presideut put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion to lay on the table, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Murphy offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That it be referred to the committee on the judiciary to report to the Senate their opinion whether the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction will be eligible by joint ballot of the Senate and Assembly on the first Tuesday of April next.

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

Mr. Folger offered the following resolutions:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Convention to revise and amend the Constitution, is hereby respectfully requested to report, in full or by an abstract thereof, as shall be most convenient to him, all resolutions adopted by the Convention in the last week of its session, and which involve the expenditure of public money, (except the resolutions for indexing the debates, journals and documents), to the end that the Legislature may be apprized of the amount of appropriations necessary to carry out the same.

Resolved, That in the judgment of the Senate, no action should be taken by any officer of the Convention or by any otber

person,

under the resolutions passed in the last week of the session, a report of which is thus called for, until the same shall be approved of by the Legislature, inasmuch as the expenditure necessary to carry out the same may not be sanctioned by law, in which case such persons will lose their labor and their pains.

Mr. O'Donnell moved to amend by striking out the words “last week of the session," and the words "except the resolutions for indexing the debates, journals and documents."

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

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

On motion of Mr. Humphrey, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1868.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Father Burke.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Palmer presented a petition of property owners on Broadway, for Arcade Underground railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads. (SENATE JOURNAL.)

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Also, a petition of citizens of Dutchess county, upon same subject, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Folger presented a petition of citizens of Seneca county, for removal of obstructions across Cayuga marshes, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Hale presented 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. Parker presented a petition for the incorporation of Ocean Rock Division of the Sons of Temperance, of Louisville, which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Also, a remonstrance of citizens of Ogdensburgh, against school law, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Banks presented a petition of ninety-seven citizens of the city of Albany, in favor of the bill to incorporate the National Savings Bank of Albany, which was read and referred to the committee on banks

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to wbich was referred the Assembly bili entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Young Men's Association for mutual improvement, in the city of Albany,' passed March 12, 1835," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Banks 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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE,
Banks
Crowley Humphrey Nichols

Stanford
Beach
Folger

Kennedy O'Donnell Thayer
Bradley
Graham Morgan

Palmer

Van Petten
Campbell Hale

Morris
Pierce

Williams
Cauldwell Hubbard

22 By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and the Clerk ordered to transmit said bill to the Assembly immediately, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the same, without amendment.

Mr. Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize exchange of public property fur public uses between the Commissioners of Emigration and the Commissioners of Public Charities and Correction,” reported in favor of the passage of the same.

Mr. Bradley moved to refer said bill to 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.

Mr Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for the election and appointment of a police constable in the village of Forestville," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to repeal section 1 of the act entitled 'An act to amend the charter of the village of Bath, in the county of Steuben,' passed April 3, 1867," reported in favor of the pas

sage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 286 of the Laws of 1863, entitled 'An act for the better support of the poor in the city of Ponghkeepsie, in the county of Dutchess,' passed April 29, 1863," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to alter the commissioners' map of the city of Brooklyn,' passed April 22, 1867," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the wbole.

Mr. Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to establish a separate road district in the village of Margaretville," reported adversely thereto, which report was agreed to and said bill rejected.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize Lewis Runyon to establish and maintain a ferry across Seneca lake, at Lodi Landing," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Yonkers and Alpine Ferry Company,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Hale, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the relief of Theodosia Wall, Amasa P. Hart, Oliver Breed, Joseph J. Glass, Edwin P. Hopkins, Geo. G. Breed, Edmund Merry and Daniel Hubbard,” 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 literature, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to the Normal School, at Cortland, and confirming the action of the village trustees in reference thereto," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate Morrisania Savings Bank,' passed May 1, 1865," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Binghamton Savings Bank in the village of Binghamton, Broome county, New York,' passed April 18, 1867," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the 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,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate The Clinton Savings Bank,' in the

city of New York," 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 bill entitled "An act in relation to the courts of sessions, in the city and county of New York," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read, "An act to amend chapter 563 of the laws of 1865, entitled 'An act in relation to the court of special sessions of the peace, in and for the city of New York,' passed April 24, 1865," and as amended, recommend its passage; 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 for the relief of Cora Moffatt and Myra Moffatt, infant children of Wm. B. Moffatt, deceased," 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 amend chapter 565 Laws of 1867, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Buffalo City Railway Company," 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 Assenıbly bill entitled "An act for the relief of Edward Todd," reported adversely thereto, for the reason that the provisions of law are already sufficient to afford relief; which report was agreed to and said bill rejected.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have non-concurred in the passage of the same.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to legalize the organization of the Ithaca Co-operative Store Society," reported adversely thereto.

· Mr. Folger moved that the question agreeing to the report of the committee be laid on 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 Assembly sent for concurrence a resolution, in the words following:

IN ASSEMBLY, March 4, 1868. Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That the Clerk be directed to furuish to each member of the present House, and the Clerk, seventy-five copies of the State Manual for 1868, and to each officer and reporter, ten copies, provided, however, that the price shall not exceed one dollar per copy. By order.

C. W'. ARMSTRONG, Clerk. Ordered, That said resolution be laid upon the table. Also, the following:

IN ASSEMBLY, March 4, 1868. Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Senate, requesting them to transmit to the Assembly, the petition and bill of items of Chas. Weiss, for damages caused by being shot, wbile doing parole duty, now on file in the Senate, and that the same be referred to the committee on military affairs. By order,

C. W. ARMSTRONG, Clerk. Ordered, That the Clerk transmit the same to the Assembly, if papers can be found.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had passed the same, without amendment:

“An act to confirm the official acts of James Sheldon, as notary public."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the city of Oswego to borrow money for the purpose of building a bridge, and to provide by appropriation for its construction over the Oswego canal.'

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.
The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

“An act for the relief of William Marsh,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

"An act for the relief of William H. Van Duesen," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

"An act to incorporate the village of Greenport, Suffolk county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

"An act authorizing the board of supervisors of the county of Genesee to issue additional bonds for the purpose of redeeining the war bonds of said county about to hecome due," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to amend an act entitled "An act in relation to frauds in assessments for local improvements in the city of New York,' passed April 17th, 1858," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

"An act to incorporate the Plattekill Clove Turnpike Road Company," 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.

An act authorizing the making of indices to the records of naturalization in the clerk's office of Oneida 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.

"An act to amend chapter 510 of the Laws of 1867, and to change the title of the New York Homeopathic Medical College Hospital, in the city 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 medical societies and public health.

"An act to authorize the boards of supervisors of Orleans and Niagara counties to appropriate money to repair the County Line road between said counties," 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.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to grant to William Orton, Charles C. Leigh and Charles Havard, their associates, successors and assigns, an exclusive right to lay telegraphic cables from this State to the Empire of France, and to work the same,' passed April 22, 1867,”. 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.

"An act to change the title of the New York Woman's Infirmary Association," 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.

"An act to establish the office of receiver of taxes and assessments in the town of Greenburgh, in the county of Westchester, State of New

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