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Mr. Tweed presented a memorial of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, for the passage of an act authorizing them to extend Lexington avenue, northerly from its present terminus to the Harlem river, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Pierce moved that the committee on commerce and navigation be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the People's Mutual Warehousing and Security Company," 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. Hale moved that the committee on claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Stephen T. Owens for relief, and that the same be referred to the committee on canals.

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

Op motion of Mr. Beach, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1868.

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

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of the special order, being the bill entitled as follows:

"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 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. Crowley, from said committee, reported progress on said bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Stanford moved that said bill be made the special order for this evening, and that a session be held at 7} o'clock, for that purpose.

Mr. Creamer moved " Tuesday evening, at 74 o'clock.”

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 motion, as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Van Petten presented a memorial of George Heath, late Superintendent of Canals, in favor of an appropriation to pay expenses of the erection of a pair of improved gates upon the Erie canal, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Mattoon presented a petition of citizens of Oneida village, for the removal of obstructions in the Cowaselon creek, caused by the enlargement of the Erie canal, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Murphy presented a petition of E. T. Brown and others, to incorporate the International Dock Company of the port of New York, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

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Mr. Nichols presented a petition of merchants, forwarders and others, of Buffalo, for early action to put canals in repair, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Campbell presented two memorials of citizens of Utica and Rome, for the repair and maintenance of the canals, which were read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. O'Donnell presented two remonstrances of citizens of New York, against striking out the words "Dutch” and “Protestant," from the title of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, which were read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. Murphy presented a remonstrance of citizens of New York, upon same subject, which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. Hale, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the treasurer to pay certain moneys to the city of Rochester,” reported that they have made some amendmants thereto, and amended the title so as to read “An act for the relief of the city of Rochester," and as amended, reported the same to the Senate, and in writing, and recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

(See Doc. No. 55.) Mr. Crowley, from the committee on municipal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to enable the board of education of the city of Syracuse to transfer the funds belonging to said city arising from the gospel and school 'lots to the permanent fund under their control for school purposes, and expend the same as a part of such fund," 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 Buffalo Park," 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 amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the offices of recorder, assessors, chamberlain, and city attorney, of the city of Troy,' passed April 19, 1867," 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 Coxsackie,' passed April 5, 1867," 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 provide for the better establishment, government, regulation and economy of common schools in the city of New York," reported adversely thereto, which report was agreed to and said bill rejected.

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 revise the charter of the city of Buffalo and enlarge its boundaries, passed April 13th, 1863, and the several acts amendatory thereof," 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 petition of the commissioners of Prospect Park, Brooklyn,

for the extension of said park, and other purposes, reported by bill entitled “An act for the further extension of Prospect Park, in the city of Brooklyn,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and 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 the charter of the village of New Rochelle, in the county of Westchester,' passed April 20, 1864," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, 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 authorize street railway companies and their dessees to connect with and use each others' tracks, upon certain conditions,” 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 Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the villages of Sandy Hill and Fort Edward, in the county of Washington, to issue bonds to aid in the construction of a railroad from the village of Glen's Falls to intersect the Saratoga and Whitehall railroad, in the village of Fort Edward,' passed May 23, 1867," 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 internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to enable the electors of the town of Lenox, Madison county, to vote by districts for town officers,' passed April 16, 1866,” 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 internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act authorizing the making of indices to the records of naturalization in the clerk's office of Oneida county," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. - Mr. O'Donnell, from a majority of the committee on finance, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for taxing corporations and joint stock associations chartered or doing business under special or general law," reported the same to the Senate for its consideration, 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 enable the National Safe Deposit Company of the city of New York, to complete its organization and commence business," 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 Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide for draining certain swamp lands in the town of New Rochelle, in the county of Westchester," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Nicks, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the towns of Morrisania and West Farms to widen, make, extend and improve a highway in said towns, to be called the Southern Boulevard,' passed April 9, 1867," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Nicks, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for building a bridge over Chambers' creek, in the towns of Newburgh and New Windsor, in the county of Orange, and for making free the present toll-bridge over Murderer's creek, in the town of New Windsor,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with an amendment, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Nicks, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Plattekill Clove Turnpike Road Company,” 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 charitable and religious societies, to wbich was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize Marcus N. Preston and Heman D. Fulton, to sell and convey as trustees the church property of the First Religious Society of Borodino," 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 banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate tbe Geneva Savings Bank,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, 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 declare and establish the civil rights and status of the issue of certain intermarriages of Seneca Indians with white women," 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 incorporate the Union Safe Deposit Company," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title by adding thereto the words "of New York city," and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to provide for the building of a town house, in the town of Minden, Montgomery county, to be used for a town hall, temporary jail, and engine house," 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 incorporate The Depositors' Savings Bank,' of New York city," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

"An act to provide for the election of an additional justice of the peace in the town of Pierrepont, county of St. Lawrence," 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 to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo, and enlarge its boundaries,' passed April 13, 1853; 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 municipal affairs.

"An act to reorganize the Congregational and Baptist Society of North Murray, and to incorporate the First Baptist Church and Society of Kendall, Orleans county," 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.

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 appointing railroad commissioners of the town of Johnstown, and modifying their powers and duties,' passed March 13, 1867."

“An act to amend the charter of the Irving Fire Insurance Company."

"An act to facilitate the construction of the New York and Oswego Midland railroad, and to amend the several acts in relation thereto."

"An act to incorporate the New York Elevator Company."

By unanimous consent, Mr. O'Donnell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to impose taxes upon certain laws enacted by the Legislature," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. O'Donnell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Excelsior Temple of Honor No. 23, of the city of Albany," 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 unarimous consent, Mr. Chapman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Binghamton,' passed April 7, 1867," 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. Chapman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing the appointment of commissoners to locate a site for an asylum for the insane in one of the western or southern tier of counties of this State,” 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. Chapman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act relating to State and county medical societies,” 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of the Union Gold Mining Company of Colorado," 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. Folger asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Commercial Agency and Credit Guaranty Company 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 insurance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to regulate free schools in the city of Auburn,' passed April 10, 1850; passed March 19, 1866,” 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. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend section 7 of title 6 of chapter 1 of part 4 of the Revised Statutes, in relation to buying lands in suit, or out of possession," which was read the first time, and by unanimous con

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