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York,” 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 an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the St. Lawrence University and Theological Seminary,' passed April 3, 1856, by changing the manner of electing the trustees 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.

An act to fix the salary of clerks of the justices' courts of 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.

"An act to authorize the construction of a farm bridge over Rocky Rift feeder, for the benefit of John W. Hawn, in the town of Minden, in the county of Montgomery,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

"An act relating to the recording of sheriff's certificates upon the sale of real estate in the county of Niagara," 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 Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto:

"An act to extend the powers of the French Benevolent Society and amend chapter 211 of the Laws of 1819.”

An act authorizing the trustees of the board of education of Union Free School district No. 2, of the town of West Farms, Westchester county, to raise money to build an addition to their school-house."

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bills to the Assembly.

Mr. O'Donnell gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to make the amount invested by fire insurance companies prima facie evidence of the amount of loss in case of fire.

Mr. Creamer gave notice that be would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the law in relation to the carrying of concealed weapons.

By unanimous c nsent, Mr. Beach asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act fixing certain fees of sheriffs in civil and criminal 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Banks asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act for the relief of certain religious societies in the city and county of New York, and in the counties of Kings and Westchester,” 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. Banks asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the act to provide for the incorporation of religious societies, so far as the same relate to churches in communion with the Protestant Episcopal Church,” 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. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to widen portions of Sackett and other streets 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. Stanford asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend section 6 of an act entitled 'An act for the publication of the Session Laws in two newspapers in each county of this State,' passed May 14, 1845,” 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. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act for the construction of an Arcade Underground railroad 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 railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Cauldwell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to facilitate the construction of the West Shore Hudson River railroad, and to authorize cities, villages and towns to subscribe to the capital stock thereof,” 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. Cauldwell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the towns of West Farms, Morrisania and Yonkers, to widen, make and extend a highway in said town, to be known or called the Central road or avenue,' passed April 13, 1865,” 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. Parker asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to enable the Clifton Iron Company to transport passengers, and for other purposes," 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. Parker asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to release the title and interest of the people of the State of New York, in and to certain real estate, to Thomas Jackson, Robert Vose and William Vose,” 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 cancellation of certain repair contracts," which was read the first time, and by uuanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the payment of fire hose furnished the fire department of 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 upanimous consent, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled an act to provide for the better establishment, government, regulation and economy of common schools 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 municipal affairs.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Creamer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the salaries of the members of the common council of 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 municipal affairs.

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

An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the incorporation of villages,' passed December 7, 1847, and the several acts amending the same, so far as relates to the village of Baldwinsville, Onondaga county.

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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Banks

Creamer Kennedy O'Donnell Stanford
Bradley Crowley Morgan

Palmer

Thayer
Campbell Folger

Morris
Parker

Van Petten
Cauldwell Hubbard Nichols

Pierce

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

Mr. Creamer called for the consideration of the resolution offered by him yesterday, in the words following:

Whereas, The Legislature of 1865 appointed a commission to supervise and contract for the cleaning of the streets and avenues of the city of 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. Creamer moved to amend by striking out and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Whereas, The Legislature of 1865 appointed a commission to supervise and contract for the cleaning of the streets and avenues of the city of New York; and whereas, the present condition of the streets and avenues of said city, together with the universal complaint of the citizens thereof, furnish sufficient grounds for the belief that the present contract system relative to the cleaning of said streets and avenues is substantially a failure, and detrimental and injurious to the business interests of said city and the convenience of the citizens thereof; therefore,

Resolved, That the Senate committee on municipal affairs be, and liereby is directed to immediately investigate the said contract system, and the condition of the said streets and avenues under the same, and report to the Senate what legislation, if any, is necessary to remedy the evils complained of; and that said committee bave power to send for persons and papers.

Mr. O'Donnell moved to strike out the preamble.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative. Mr. Williams moved to amend by adding the words “ without

expense to the State."

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

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Thayer 5 Mr. Palmer moved that the committee on banks be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Brooklyn Trust Company,' passed April 14, 1866,” and that the same be referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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

Mr. Banks called for the consideratiou of the following resolution:

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the Clerk furnish each member of the Legislature with one copy of each of the volumes of the journal, documents and debates of the Constitutional Convention.

Mr. Bradley moved to refer said resolution to the committee on public printing, to ascertain and report cost of same.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Bradley
Hale
Mattoon
Nichols

Pierce
Cauldwell Hubbard Morris

O'Donnell Thayer Creamer Kennedy Murphy Palmer

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Beach
Crowley
Graham
Parker

Van Petten
Beach
Folger
Morgan

Stanford Williams
Campbell

11 Mr. Mattoon offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the annual report of the Managers and Superintendent of the State Lunatic Asylum at Utica, 4,000 copies for the use of the Managers, 1,000 to be on fine paper.

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

Mr. Mattoon, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the annual report of the Canal Appraisers, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution;

Resolved. That there be printed of the annual report of the Canal Appraisers, 500 copies for the use of the Appraisers.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, 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:

"An act relative to the collection of taxes in the town of Canton, in the county of St. Lawrence." “An act to authorize exchange of public property for public uses be(SENATE JOURNAL.]

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tween the Commissioners of Emigration and the Commissioners of Public Charities and Corrections."

"An act making appropriation for deficiencies in existing appropriations, to meet existing claims and demands against the State."

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

Mr. Pierce moved to lay the question of agreeing to the report of the committee of the whole 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.

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

Mr. Murphy, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, with amendmenst, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Kennedy 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.
Banks
Creamer
Mattoon
Nichols

Stanford
Beach
Hale
Mattoon
Palmer

Thayer
Bradley
Hubbard Morgan

Parker

Tweed Cauldwell Humphrey Morris

Pierce

Williams Cauldwell

21 By unanimous consent the rule was suspended, and the Clerk ordered to deliver said bill to the Assembly immediately, with a message requesting their concurrence therein.

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 to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relative to the village of Potsdam,' passed March 26, 1859."

An act to authorize the village of Potsdam to issue bonds and levy taxes to aid in procuring a site for Normal School buildings."

An act to authorize the Mariposa Company to issue a first preferred stock."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Palmer, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the two first named bills, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

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

On motion of Mr. Parker and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relative to the village of Potsdam,' passed March 26, 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:

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