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the first named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

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

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was recommitted the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Port Morris Land and Improvement Company,'" with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Humphrey, from the committee on banks, to which was recommitted the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the German Savings Bank of the town of Morrisania," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Genet and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 510 of the Laws of 1867, and to change the title of the New York Homeopathic Medical College Hospital in the city of New York,” was recommitted to the committee on public health and medical societies, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Thayer and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and the Assembly bill entitled "An act authorizing the sale of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Brainerd's Bridge, Rensselaer county,” was recommitted to the committee on charitable and religious societies, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Kennedy and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and the bill entitled "An act authorizing the Cortland academy to convey certain real estate, and to remove academy buildings and appurtenances,” was recommitted to the committee on literature, with power to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Campbell and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and 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,” was recommitted to the committee on charitable and religious societies, with power to report complete.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Norton asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the construction and maintenance of certain piers from the southerly side of West 13th street to the northerly side of Hammond street, in the Ninth ward 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 commerce and navigation.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Norton asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to storage and the keeping of combustible materials 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.

Mr. Williams, from the committee on State prisons, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the punishment of crimes in certain cases,' passed April 11, 1856," reported adversely thereto.

Mr. Folger moved to lay said report 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. Palmer, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was recommitted 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, in the county of Onondaga," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading

Mr. Campbell moved that the committee on railroads be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled “An act to aid in the construction of the Dunkirk, Warren and Pittsburgh Railroad Company,” and that the same be referred to the committee on finance.

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

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was recommitted the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Poughkeepsie Female Guardian Society,' passed April 15th, 1852," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Van Petten, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for the adjustment of claims against towns in Cattaraugus county, and to provide means for the payment of the same," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Morris and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and the Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide for draining certain swamp lands in the town of New. Rochelle, in the connty of Westchester," was recommitted to the committee on the jndiciary, with power to report complete.

Mr. Van Petten, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Chautauqua to levy an additional highway tax on the taxable property of the town of Charlotte, in said county, and to authorize the highway commissioners of said town to borrow money to pay the existing indebtedness of said town for highway and bridge purposes, and to repair the highways and bridges therein," 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 recommitted the Assembly bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Orleans County Monument Association, and to raise money by tax to erect a monument,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Parker, from the committee on medical colleges and societies, to which was recommitted the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend chapter 510 of the Laws of 1867, and to change the title of the New York Homeopathic Medical College Hospital, in the city of New York,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, with an amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had passed the same, without amendment:

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"An act to authorize exchange of public property for public uses, between the Commissioners of Emigration and the Commissioners of Public Charities and Correction."

“An act to aid in the construction of the Whitehall and Plattsburgh railroad.”

"An act to provide for the completion of the Wallabout Improvement of the city of Brooklyn.”

"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 amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the election and appointment of town officers, and providing means for the raising of moneys for current expenses of the town of Flushing, in Queens county."

"An act to authorize the excavation and maintenance of a canal and basin, with piers and wharves, in Canandaigua lake, at the foot of Main street, in the village of Canandaigua, and to authorize the trustees thereof to raise money by bond, and by tax, for that purpose, and to prescribe regulations for the use thereof, and to fix and enforce the penalties for the violations of such regulations."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.
The Assembly returned the bill entitled as follows:

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

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.
On motion of Mr. O'Donnell, the Senate adjourned.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1868.

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

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

"An act to amend the acts to provide for the incorporation of religious societies, so far as the same relate to churches in connection with the Protestant Episcopal Church."

"An act to incorporate the Hudson Highland Suspension Bridge Company, for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a suspension bridge, appurtenances and approaches to the same, over the Hudson river, at a point or points between Verplanck's Point and Buttermilk Falls, on said river."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Poughkeepsie Female Guardian Society,' passed April 15, 1852."

"An act to amend an act in relation to the offices of recorder, assessor, chamberlain and city attorney, of the city of Troy, passed April 19th, 1867."

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, in the county of Onondaga."

Also as correctly re-engrossed:

"An act in relation to the Normal School at Cortland, and confirming the action of the village trustees in reference thereto."

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 authorize the Utica and Waterville Railroad Company to alter its name.”

Mr. Folger presented a petition of Richard Wright, for release of interest of State to certain real estate to Richard, Robert, James and David Wright, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Morris presented two petitions of L. B. Grant and others, for the passage of an act making directors of the Hudson and Harlem railroad, ineligible as directors in either the Central or Erie Railway Companies, which were read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Murphy presented a petition of the managers of the New York Homeopathic Infirmary for Women, for an appropriation in the charity bill, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Also, a petition of P. J. Cooke and others, for the immediate repair of the canals, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Also, a petition of the New York Ladies' Educational Union, for an appropriation, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Stanford presented a petition of citizens of Schenectady, for State aid to complete the Albany and Susquehanna railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Messrs. Banks, Van Petten and Hubbard, severally presented petitions upon same subject, which were read and referred to the committee on finance.

Messrs. Stanford and Hubbard presented remonstrances from citizens of Schoharie, against making a toll-bridge of free-bridge between the village of Canajoharie and Palatine, which were read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Stanford presented a remonstrance against amending the charter of the village of Fort Plain, by citizens thereof, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Banks presented two petitions of 147 tax-payers of Rome, in favor of incorporation as a city, which were read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Tweed presented two petitions of 19 firemen, for the proposed amendment to the fire law of Brooklyn, eastern district, which were read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Also, a memorial of citizens of New York, in relation to the payment of the National debt, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Morris presented a petition for the passage of an act to amend the act incorporating the Dunkirk, Warren and Pittsburgh railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Williams presented a remonstrance of trustees of the Baptist Church of Arcadia, against change of dame, which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. Crowley presented a petition of James D. Shuler for relief, which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Chapman presented a petition for a free bridge over the Susquehanna river, at the foot of Exchange street, in Binghamton, which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Also, a petition of citizens of Broome county, for State aid to complete the Albany and Susquehanna railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Kennedy presented a petition of citizens of the city of Syracuse,

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for permission to loan the credit of said city to aid in the construction of the Syracusn Northers Railroad Company, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Hale presented a petition of Belden Noble, for an act authorizing him to convey the interest of H. B. Noble in certain cases, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Stanford presented a petition of citizens of the town of Canajoharie, Montgomery county, for the passage of the bill making toll-bridges between Palatine Bridge and Canajoharie, over the Mohawk river, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. O'Donnell presented a petition of citizens of Osceola, for a law prohibiting directors of one railroad from being directors in any other railroad company, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Green Point Savings Bank,” 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 Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Mechanics' and Traders’ Savings Institution,' passed April 16, 1852; and an act to amend the same, passed March 19, 1857," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Morris, from the committee on literature, to wbich was recommitted the bill entitled “An act authorizing the trustees of Cortlandville Academy to convey certain real estate, and to remove Academy building and appurtenances," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Campbell, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize certain towns in the counties of Onondaga and Oswego, to issue bonds in aid of the Syracuse Northern Railroad Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Parker, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a railroad in Avenue C, and other streets and avenues 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. Parker, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to insurance companies," reported adversely thereto, which report was agreed to and said bill rejected.

Mr. Parker, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Fraternal Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Parker, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Schoharie and Schenectady County Farmers' Mutual Insurance 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 bill entitled "An act to authorize the trustees of the Lowville First Presbyterian Church, to sell certain real estate,"

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