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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Banks
Cauldwell Kennedy Nichols

Pierce
Beach
Creamer Morgan

O'Donnell Stanford
Bradley Graham

Morris
Palmer

Twced
Campbell Hale

Murphy
Parker

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

On motion of Mr. Parker and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and the bill entitled "An act to authorize the village of Potsdam to issue bonds and levy taxes to aid in procuring a site for Normal school buildings,” 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
Cauldwell Humphrey Morris

Pierce
Beach
Creamer Kennedy Nichols

Thayer
Bradley
Graham
Mattoon

O'Donnell Tweed
Campbell Hale

Morgan
Parker

Williams 20 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request 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 for the suppression of the trade in and circulation of obscene literature, illustrations, advertisements, and articles of indecent or immoral use, and obscene advertisements of patent medicines."

"An act providing for the erection of a town hall in the town of Morrisania, Westchester county."

An act to repeal the act entitled 'An act to enlarge the powers and define the duties of the Contracting Board,' passed March 14, 1857; and to repeal the act entitled 'An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to enlarge the powers and define the duties of the Contracting Board, passed March 14, 1857; passed April 23, 1867,' and to define the method in which the repairs of the canals shall be hereafter conducted.”

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

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

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

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 authorize the board of supervisors of Kings county to include in the next tax levy the sum of fifty thousand dollars, to reimburse the amount borrowed for the support of the poor."

"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.

"An act to revise the charter of the city of Auburn."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. O'Donnell, 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. O'Donnell, from the same committee, reported progress on the last named bill, and asked leave to sit again.

Mr. Williams moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee on municipal affairs, with power to report complete.

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

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:

“Au act to amend the act entitled 'An act to extend the operation and effect of the act passed February 17th, 1848, entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical or chemical purposes,' passed April 23, 1864.”

Assembly, "An act to amend chapter 385 of the Laws of 1867, being 'An act to incorporate the village of Warwick.'”

"An act in aid of the construction of the Newsboys' Lodging House of "The Children's Aid Society,' of the city of New York, and for the relief thereof."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Pierce, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Pierce, 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. Pierce, 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. Humphrey, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 761 of the Laws of 1865, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Bay Side and New York Ferry Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pierce offered the following preamble and resolution:

Whereas, Grave charges have been made in the newspapers and before the Supreme Court in reference to the management of the Erie Railway Company, and that the general management of said company is controlled by persons who systematically make use of their positions to depreciate and destroy the value of the stock of such company, and that the directors of such company have issued a larger amount of the stock of such company than such company is entitled to issue by law; therefore,

Resolved, That a committee of three Senators be appointed to examine into the condition of such company and into the said charges, with power to send for persons and papers; said investigation to be conducted without expense to the State.

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 negative.

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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Bradley Graham O'Donnell Van Petten

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Banks
Genet
Kennedy Nichols

Stanford
Beach
Hale
Mattoon
Palmer

Thayer
Campbell Hubbard

Morris
Parker

Tweed
Cauldwell Humphrey Murphy Pierce

Williams
Creamer

21 Mr. O'Donnell moved to amend by inserting “New York Central, Hudson River, and Harlem,” in preamble and resolution.

Mr. Hale moved that the Senate adjourn.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

O'Donnell Parker

Graham

Hale

Stanford

FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Banks
Genet
Mattoon
Palmer

Tweed
Bradley Hubbard Morris

Pierce

Van Petten
Cauldwell Humphrey Nichols

Thayer

Williams
Creamer Kennedy

17 The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion of Mr. O'Donnell, to amend, and it was decided in the negative.

Mr. Genet moved to add the following at the end thereof:

“And that the said committee be directed to report the testimony taken, and the result of their deliberations, within twenty days from the adoption of this resolution."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, 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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Banks
Creamer Humphrey Morris

Thayer
Bradley Genet
Kennedy Nichols

Tweed
Campbell Hubbard

Mattoon
Pierce

Williams
Cauldwell

16
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Beach
Hale
Palmer
Parker

Van Petten
Graham
O'Donnell

7 On motion of Mr. Humphrey the Senote adjourned.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1868.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
No clergyman present.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.
Mr. Mattoon presented a petition from St. Peter's German Catholic
Congregation at Oswego, against the Father Coventuals

of Syracuse from conveying their lands in the city of Oswego, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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Mr. Nicks prssented three petitions of tax-payers of Steuben county, for repeal of so much of the Military Code as relates to exemptions from payment of taxes, which was read and referred to the committee on the militia.

Mr. Morris presented a remonstrance of T. R. Colman and others, of the town of Dunkirk, against change of school law, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Nichols presented a petition of citizens of Medina, for appropriations to deepen Black Rock harbor, to furnish increase of water to Erie canal, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Crowley, from a majority of the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize additional facilities for the interment of the pauper dead 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. Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend subdivision 5 of section 5 of title 11 of the charter of the city of Syracuse, entitled 'Board of Education,'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 bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Port Jervis, passed March 30, 1866,” 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 bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Cartmen's Protective Union, of the city and county of New York," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to 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 incorporate the Ithaca Waterworks Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Williams, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “Au act providing for the payment of certain taxes and assessments upon property of railroad companies situated in the Cattaraugus and Allegany Reservations, to the treasurer of the Seneca Indians, for educational purposes," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Williams, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Brooklyn Trust Company,' passed April 14, 1866,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Williams, from the committee on the judiciary, to wbich was referred the Assembly bill entitled: "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Turnverein of the city of Brooklyn, eastern district,' passed April 16, 1858," 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 bill entitled "An act to legalize the official acis of Martin R. Lefever," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read "An act to legalize the official acts of Martin R. Lefever as trustee of school district No. 7, of the towns of Bremen and

Croghan, Lewis county,” 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 refetred the bill entitled "An act relative to corporation elections, and to prevent their dissolution," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read "An act relative to the election of directors of corporations, and to prevent their dissolution," and as amended recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Bradley, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of the Home Insurance 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 bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to subject certain debts owing to non-residents to taxation,' passed July 2d, 1851," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Williams offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled "An act to prevent encroachments upon grave-yards," and that the same be referred to the standing committee on roads and bridges.

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

Mr. Campbell, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act appointing railroad commissioners of the town of Johnstown, and modifying their power and duties,' passed March 13, 1867,' reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the cominittee of the whole.

Mr. Campbell, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to facilitate the construction of the New York and Oswego Midland railroad, and to amend the several acts in relation thereto," reported the same to the Senate, with amendments, for its consideration, 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 Assembly bill entitled "An act to establish the office of receiver of taxes in the town of Greenburgh, in the county of Westchester, State of New York,” 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 Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act to grant to Wm. Orton, Charles C. Leigh and Charles Harvard, 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," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act in relation to the Canal Department, and to abolish the Contracting Board,” 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 to authorize the Saratoga Gas Light Company to raise money

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