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uplooked for results of a causeless and bloody rebellion for the establishment of slave empire and the destruction of the American Union.

I am aware that the obstacles interposed in the way of reconstruction, have naturally tended to withdraw the attention of the people and their representatives from other matters of vital and general interest to us all

. Questions affecting the condition of the currency, the volume of debt, the measure of taxation, and the rigid and systematic retrenchmeut of all our expenditures, come home to every household.

I appreciate the responsible duties which devolve upon you individually and collectively, as well in council as in legislation, and I need not assure you of my hearty co-operation in all that may tend to the honor and interest of the States, and to our common prosperity as a people.

REUBEN E. FENTON. Mr. Williams, from the committee appointed to wait upon the Honorable the Assembly and inform that Body that the Senate was organized and ready to proceed to business, reported that that they had discharged that duty.

Mr. Creamer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal the Metropolitan excise law.

Mr. Nicks gave notice that he'would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for the protection of property navigating the canal at the head and foot of Seneca lake, and for other purposes.

Mr. Murphy gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave too introduce a bill to lay out, open, and grade Second and Fourth avenues, in the town of New Utrecht.

Mr. Stanford gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to rescind and declare void all repair contracts of the canals of this state, and work, repairs or dredging of the Albany basin, for which proposals were received by the Canal Contracting Board, December 28th, 1866, on which contracts were subsequently let, and to provide for the collection of all sums of movey paid thereon beyond a fair compensation for the work actually performed under said contracts.

Also, an act for the preservation of the canals of this State, and the abolition of the contract system for repairs.

Mr. Genet gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to create a harbor district and a board of wharves and piers thereon.

Mr. Norton gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to the powers of the recorder and city judge of New York.

Mr. Nichols gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize “The Wolstenbolm File Manufacturing company,” to change its name.

Mr. Kennedy gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to construct a bridge across the outlet, constructed by the State, of the Onondaga lake.

Mr. Folger offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the use of the Senate chamber be granted to the organization known as the Grand Army of the Republic, for this evening.

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

Mr. Stanford presented a petition of the Shipman Spring and Axle company, for authority to mortgage their real and personal estate; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Stanford asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize • The Shipman Spring and

Axle company, to mortgage its property;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Messrs. Clark and Pitts, a committee from the Assembly, appeared in the Senate and announced that the Assembly was organized and ready to proceed to business.

Mr. Tweed presented the annual report of the Commissioners of Public Charities and Corrections, of the city of New York, for the year 1867; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 6.) On motion of Mr. Creamer, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1868. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, Prayer by Rev. Mr. Selkirk. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Morris presented a petition of the Westfield and Portland Union Cemetery Association, to confirm their title to certain lands in Westfield, and for other purposes; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Hale presented resolutions of the board of supervisors of Essex county, relative to costs in relation to special road district; which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

The President presented the annual report of the Comptroller; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 3.) The Assembly sent for concurrence a resolution, in the words following:

IN ASSEMBLY, Jan. 7, 1868. Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That when the Legislature adjourn to-morrow, it adjourn to meet on Monday next, at 73 o'clock P. M.

By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended.

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

Mr. Morris gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to confirm the title to certain lands in Westfield, Chautauqua county, known as the “Westfield and Portland Union Cemetery Association," and for other purposes.

Mr. Edwards gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to arrange the boundaries of the towns of Middletown and Southfield, in the county of Richmond.

Mr. Cauldwell gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize certain State officers to adjudicate and settle claims of the people of the State of New York against the county of Westchester, growing out of the defalcation of a late county treasurer.

Also, a bill to amend an act entitled “An act to create a board of trustees for the town of Morrisania, and define their powers."

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr, Stanford asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to rescind and declare void

all repair contracts of the canals of the State, and work, repairs or dredging of the Albany basin, for which proposals were received by the Contracting Board, December 28, 1866, on which contracts were subsequently let, and to provide for the collection of all sums of money paid thereon beyond a fair compensation for the work actually performed under said contract;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Stanford asked and obtained leave to introduce à bill entitled "An act for the preservation of the canals of this State, and the abolition of the contract system for repairs;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Hudson City Savings Institution,' passed April 4, 1850;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Kennedy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the town of Cuyler, Cortland county;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Kennedy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the rebuilding of a bridge across the outlet made by the State of the Onondaga lake;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Nichols asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to change the name of The Wolstenbolme File Manufacturing 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.

Mr. Banks offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate be directed to invite the clergymen of the cities of Albany and Troy, having charge of religious congregations, to open the daily sittings of the Senate with prayer, and to attend in ench order as shall best suit their convenience.

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

Mr Palmer effered the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the annual message of His Excellency the Governor, 500 copies for the use of the Senate, and 500 on fine paper for the use of the Governor.

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

On motion of Mr. Stanford, the Senate resolved itself into committee of the whole, and proceeded to consideration of bill entitled as follows:

"An act to authorize the Shipman Springs and Axle Company to mortgage its property.”

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Crowley, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same, without amendment, which report was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Stanford 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

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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
Creamer
Hubbard Nichols

Pierce
Beach
Crowley Kennedy Nicks

Stanford
Bradley Edwards Mattoon

Norton

Thayer
Campbell Graham

Morgan
Palmer

Tweed
Cauldwell Hale

Morris
Parker

Van Petten
Chapman

26 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Folger

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

Mr. Tweed moved that the Senate take a recess until 12 o'clock.

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

TWELVE O'CLOCK, M. The Senate again met and went into executive session, and after some time spent therein, the doors were opened.

On motion of Mr. Humphrey, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1868.

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

Mr. Morgan presented a memorial of the representative committee the Genesee Yearly Meeting of Friends, asking for further legislation to prevent the practice of carrying concealed weapons; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

The Assembly seut for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

“An aet to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the preservation of moose, wild deer, birds, and fresh water fish,' passed May 13, 1867," 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 authorize the electors of school district number seven, in the towns of Ridgeway and Shelby, Orleans county, to elect trustees,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary

Mr. Kennedy gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to enable any life insurance, trust or loan company, or savings bank, to invest their means in certain town bonds.

Mr. Genet gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal an act entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish a Metropolitan police district and to provida for the government thereof, passed April 10, 1860,' so far as the

same relates to the towns of Newtown, Flushing and Jamaica, in the county of Queens."

Mr. Norton gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for the rebuilding of Washington Market.

Mr. Creamer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Clinton Savings Bank, of the city of New York.

Also, a bill to authorize the comptroller of the city of New York to raise one million dollars for the relief of the poor of the city of New York.

Mr. Norton gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Householders' Mutual Savings Bank, of the city of New York.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Crowley asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend title 5, chapter 1, part 2 of the Revised Statutes,” 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. Crowley asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Jerauld Institute, of Niagara Falls, for the education of young ladies," 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 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," which was read the first time,'and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Edwards asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to change the boundaries of the towns of Middletown and Southfield, in the county of Richmond," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the erection and division of towns and counties.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Morris asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to legalize the acts of the Portland and Westfield Burying Ground Society, and to confirm the title to certain lands in the trustees of The Union Cemetery, of Westfield and Portland, Chautauqua county,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Hale offered the following preamble and resolution:

Whereas, By an act of the Legislature of this State, passed July 1st, 1851, the Northern Railroad Company was authorized to extend its pier at Rouse's Point, on Lake Champlain, on condition that a space of at least two hundred and fifty feet should be left free for the passage of vessels between said pier and the pier upon the opposite side of the channel, in the State of Vermont.

And whereas, In May, 1867, a law was approved, which had been enacted by the Congress of the United States, making the bridge and piers across Lake Champlain, at Rouse's Point, a post route, and granting special privileges to the railroads owning the said bridge and piers, and permitting them to maintain piers and a draw-bridge, leaving an opening of only about ninety feet on one side, and only about sixty feet on the other. [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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