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THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1868.

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

Mr. Edwards presented a petition of Marine Insurance companies and ship owners of the city of New York, for amendment of Hell Gate Pilot laws, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation

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

Mr. Stanford presented a petition of citizens of Schenectady county, asking for an act to authorize the city of Schenectady to purchase steam fire engine, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Mattoon presented a petition of the common council of the city of Oswego, for an amendment to the charter of said city, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Nichols presented a petition of citizens of Buffalo to postpone appropriations for rebuilding the State Capitol, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend the acts to provide for the incorporation of religious societies, so far as the same relate to churches in communion with the Protestant Episcopal Church," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Poughkeepsie Female Guardian Society,' passed April 15, 1852,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to enable the trustees of the Mendon Congregational Society of Mendon, Monroe county, New York, to sell their church property,' passed March 23, 1867," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to change the title of the New York Woman's Infirmary Association," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize and empower the Society of the First Baptist Church of Boonville, to sell and convey certain real estate," 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 [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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referred the bill entitled "An act to repeal the several acts authorizing the establishment and support of a jail or lock-up in each of the villages of Cohoes and West Troy, in the county of Albany," reported in favor of the passage of the same, 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 amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act to incorporate the Rochester Waterworks Company, passed April 16, 1852; to increase the capital stock and authorize the city of Rochester to aid in the construction of said works, pursuant to section 26 of said act,' passed March 26, 1867," 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 provide for payment of fire hose furnished to the fire department of the city of Brooklyn," 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 in relation to frauds in assessments for local improvements in the city of New York,' passed April 17, 1858," 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 in relation to the village of Monticello," 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 recommitted the Assembly bill entitled "An act to close Flood's alley, in the city of Brooklyn," reported adversely thereto, 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. Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to suppress the sale of adulterated and explosive oils in the cities of New York and Brooklyn," reported adversely thereto, which report was agreed to and said bill rejected.

Mr. Chapman, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide for raising additional money for the use of the academy, new school house, and the library, in the city of Utica,” 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 an act entitled 'An act appointing railroad commissioners of the town of Johnstown, and modifying their powers and duties,' passed March 13, 1867," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Bradley, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the bill entilled "An act to authorize certain life insurance companies to make annual dividends," 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 in relation to railroad corporations," reported

that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: “An act in relation to the New York, Housatonic and Northern Railroad Company,” and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the construction of a culvert under the Erie canal, in the village of Canastota,' passed April 10, 1867."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to facilitate the acquisition by the Dutchess and Columbia Railroad Company of the real estate required for the purposes of its incorporation, and to allow it to change the northern terminus of its road, and for other purposes, passed April 22, 1867."

"An act for the disposition of the surplus moneys arising upon sales, pursuant to part 3, chapter 8, title 15 of the Revised Statutes, entitled * Of the foreclosure of mortgages by advertisement.”

"An act to incorporate the Cartmen's Protective Union of the city and county of New York."

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the 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,” 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 recommitted the Assembly bill entitled "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,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with an amendment, 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 relative to writs of prohibition,” reported the same to the Senate for its consideration, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole..

Mr. Murphy, from a majority of the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the consolidated express," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read “An act to incorporate the Manhattan Express Company," and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Mattoon, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred 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.

Reported in favor of the adoption of the same.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

Banks
Campbell

Edwards
Graham

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Mattoon

Nicks
Morgan

O'Donnell

Pierce
Stanford

Cauldwell Hale

Morris
Palmer

Thayer
Crowley Hubbard Nichols

Parker

Van Petten 20 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Bradley Murphy Tweed

3 Mr. Murphy moved to reconsider the vote just taken.

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

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

Mr. Mattoon, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the Transactions of the State Medical Society, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, that there be printed for each member, officer and reporter of the Senate, ten copies of the Transactions of 1868, of the State Medical Society (Allopathic), ten copies of the Transactions of the State Homeopathic Medical Society, and ten copies of the State Eclectic Medical Society.

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

Banks
Beach
Campbell
Cauldwell

Edwards
Graham
Uale
Hubbard

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Kennedy Palmer,
Mattoon

Parker
Morgan

Pierce
Nichols

Stanford
Thayer
Van Petten

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Bradley Folger

Genet
Murphy Tweed

5 Mr. Nicks, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to protect, improve and keep in repair The Buffalo and Williamsville Macadam road,' in the county of Erie," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with an amendment, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The President presented a communication from the President of the Whitehall Transportation Company, and of Glen's Falls Transportation Company, relative to the condition of the Champlain canal; which was referred to the committee on canals, and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 54.) Also, a communication from the Secretary of the Constitutional Convention, transmitting copies of resolutions adopted by the Convention, in reply to a resolution of the Senate relative to the expenses of the Convention; which was referred to the committee on finance, and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 52) A message from the Assembly was received and read, in the words following:

IN ASSEMBLY, March 10, 1868. Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Senate requesting them to transmit to this House the petitions, affidavits, maps and surveys in the matter of the claim of John E. Westlake and others, for canal damage, on file in that body, and that the same be referred to the committee on claims. By order.

C. W. ARMSTRONG, Clerk. Mr. Hale moved that the committee on claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition and papers in said resolution mentioned, and that they be transmitted to the Assembly.

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

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Genet asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the protection of persons travelling on Fourth avenue, 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. Crowley asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Pullman Pacific Car 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the engineers attached to the sevesal steam fire engines 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. Edwards asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to enable Conrad Poppenhusen to found an Institution in the village of College Point,” 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. Edwards asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Port Richmond and Bergen Point Ferry Company, and to repeal chapter 306 of the Laws of 1848, and the several 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 commerce and navigation.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Edwards asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to establish and define the boundaries of school district No. 5, of the town of Flushing, Queens county," 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. Stanford asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the city of Schenectady to purchase an additional steam fire engine,” 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. Mattoon asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to organize and establish a recorder's court in the city of Oswego,' passed March 26, 1849, and 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 mu

municipal affairs.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Mattoon asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act authorizing the construction of a railroad through certain streets in the city of Oswego, and in the town of Scriba, in the county of Oswego,” 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. Hale asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act concerning the proof of wills, executors, administrators, guardians and wards, and surrogates' courts,' passed May 16, 1837,” which 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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