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And whereas, The said piers and bridge, as now constructed and maintained under the authority of said act of Congress, greatly obstruct, delay, and otherwise injure commerce and navigation between the St. Lawrence and Hudson rivers, by way of Lake Champlain and the rivers and canals connecting therewith.

Therefore, resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and the Representatives of the State in Congress be requested to use their influence to procure is repeal of the act of Congress above mentioned, or such a modification of said act as will secure for the purposes of lake navigation, an open space of at least two hundred and fifty feet between the ends of the piers constructed on the opposite side of Lake Champlain, at or near Rouse's Point.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.
Mr. Folger offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the annual report of the Comptroller, 1,500 copies for the use of the Senate, and 500 for the use of the Comptroller.

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

The President announced the following as the standing committees of the Senate, for the year 1868:

Finance.
O'Donnell,
Folger,

Tweed.
Humphrey,

Murphy,

Judiciary.
Folger,
Hale,

Morris.
Williams,

Murphy,

Canals.
Stanford,
Mattoon,

Nichols.
Nicks,

Thayer,

Claims.
Hale,
Chapman,

Edwards.

Railroads.
Campbell,
Morgan,

Graham.
Parker,

Genet,

Charitable and Religious Societies.
Palmer,
Crowley,

Tweed.

State Prisons.
Williams,
Hale,

Cauldwell.
Internal Affairs of Towns and Counties.
Van Petten,
Campbell,

Tweed.

Poor Laws.
Nicks,
Campbell,

Beach.
Engrossed Bills.
Morgan,
Nicks,

Creamer.
Van Petten,

Hubbard,

Indian Affairs.
Morgan,
Kennedy,

Genet.

Commerce and Navigation.
Humphrey,
Stanford,

Pierce.

Agriculture. Campbell, Palmer,

Edwards.

Literature.
Chapman,
Van Petten,

Morris.

Militia.
Van Petten,
Morgan,

Beach.
Roads and Bridges.
Nicks,
Chapman,

Beach.

Grievances. Hale, Folger,

Creamer.

Banks. Palmer, Humphrey,

Graham.

Insurance.
Parker,
Stanford,

Bradley.
Privileges and Elections.
Kennedy,
O'Donnell,

Bradley
Manufactures.
Thayer,
Crowley,

Norton.
Retrenchment.
Williams,
Stanford,

Pierce.
Public Buildings.
Mattoon,
Thayer,

Banks.
Erection and Division of Towns and Counties.
Chapman,
Crowley,

Hubbard.
Public Expenditures.
Thayer,
Parker,

Norton.
Municipal Affairs.
Crowley,
Kennedy,

Banks.
Palmer,

Creamer,

Public Health Parker, O'Donnell

Genet.

Printing. Mattoon, O'Donnell,

Cauldwell.

Salt. Kennedy, Mattoon,

Bradley. Joint Library. Humphrey, Banks,

Nichols.

Rules. Folger, Williams,

Murphy.

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Mr. Creamer moved to reconsider the vote had yesterday upon the. concurient resolution from the Assembly, 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 half-past seven o'clock P. u.

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

Mr. Norton moved to amend said resolution by striking out the word “to-morrow” and inserting in lieu thereof the word "to-day:" Also, strike out “Monday, at half-past seven P. M.," and insert “ Tuesday next, at 11 o'clock A. M."

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

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate had concurred in the passage of the same, with amendments.

Mr. Van Petten called for the consideration of the resolution in the words following:

Resolved, That Wm. S Van Valkenburgh be and he is hereby appointed Assistant Doorkeeper of the Senate.

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

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

Mr. Creamer moved that the Senate take a recess for twenty minutes.

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

ELEVEN O'CLOCK AND FORTY-FIVE MINUTES A. M. The Senate again met. The Assembly returned the concurrent resolution relative to adjournment, with a message that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto.

The Clerk aniounced the following appointments:

Charles R. Dayton, of Suffolk county, Journal Clerk. Deputy Clerks: Henry A. Glidden, Orleans county; Edwin M. Johnson, Steuben county; Tirad H. Ferris, St. Lawrence county. Sylvanus C. Curran, Clerk's and Bank Messenger. Librarian: Ferdinand De Wigne, Schenectady county; Assistant Librarian: Edward E. Brown, Lewis county; Librarian's Messenger: James D. Burdick.

On motion of Mr. Beach, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1868.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Bailey.
The journal of Thursday was read and approved.

Mr. Folger presented a memorial of supervisors of Yates county, for a repeal of so much of the militia law as gives exemption from taxation, which was read and referred to the committee on militia.

Also, a petition of 142 citizens of Geneva, for the improvement of the harbor at Geneva and Watkins, and Seneca river, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Murphy presented a petition of citizens of New Lots, Kings Co., for the incorporation of the East New York Savings Bank, which was read and referred to the committee on banks.

Also, a petition of the Manhattan Railway Company, for an underground railway in the city of New York, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Kennedy presented a petition for an act authorizing the appointment of a stenographer for the Onondaga county court, and court of sessions, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a petition for an act for the election of an additional justice of the peace in Syracuse, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Van Petten presented a remonstrance of citizens of Fairfield, Herkimer county, against the repeal of the present Metropolitan excise law, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Morgan presented the annual report of the Managers of the Western House of Refuge, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 7.) Mr. Morgan moved that 2,000 copies of said report be printed for the use of the Managers of said Institution.

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

Mr. Folger gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to revive, continue and amend the several acts to incorporate and to increase the capital stock, and to extend the powers of the Sodus Canal Company.

Mr. Humphrey gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill relative to reopening and maintaining a ditch situated on the east side of and parallel to the Genesee Valley canal, in the towns of Groveland and West Sparta, in the county of Livingston.

Mr. Morgan gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the Treasurer of the State of New York to pay certain moneys to the city of Rochester.

Mr. Kennedy gave notice that he would, op some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill relative to the Normal school in Cortland.

Mr. Mattoon gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the construction of a suspension bridge across the Hudson river, at some point or points on said river between Verplank's and Buttermilk Falls.

Also, a bill to make appropriation for deficiencies in existing appropriation to meet existing claims and demands against the State.

Mr. Edwards gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to the distribution of moneys reimbursing the several towns of Suffolk county, for excess of years, provided by chapter 29, Laws of 1865.

Mr. Mattoon, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the message of the Governor, reported in favor of the adoption of 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.

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

Mr. Mattoon, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the annual report of the Comptroller, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the annual report of the Comptroller, 1,500 copies for the use of the Senate, and 500 copies for the use of the Comptroller.

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

Mr. Banks gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to except the city and county of Albany from the operation of the act to suppress intemperance, &c., passed April 16, 1857.

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

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

Mr. Cauldwell gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled “An act to authorize the construction of a railway and tracks in the towns of West Farms and Morrisania, passed May 2, 1863."

Also, a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Morrisania Savings Bank, passed May 1, 1865."

Mr. Murphy gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the board of education of school district No. 2, New Lots, to raise money to build school house.

Also, a bill to enable executors and administrators of the estates of deceased persons, appointed in other States, to maintain actions in this State.

Mr. Banks gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate National Savings Bank, in the city of Albany.

Mr. Pierce gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the New York Elevator Company.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Kennedy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing the emplopment of a stenographer in the county court, and court of sessions, Onondaga 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Kennedy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the Fifth Ward Railroad Company, in the city of Syracuse," 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. Kennedy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the election of an additional justice of the peace in the city of Syracuse," 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. Cauldwell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing certain State officers to adjudicate and settle the claims of the people of the State of New York against the county of Westchester, growing out of the defalcations of a late treasurer of said county,” which was read the first time, and

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