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leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the village of Greenport, in Suffolk county.

Mr. Banks gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill for the relief of the Franklin Insurance Company.

Mr. Parker gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to anthorize Commissioners of the Circuit Courts of the United States, to take affidavits and acknowledgements.

Mr. Creamer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the People's Metropolitan and Suburban Underground Railroad Company.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Humphrey asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act in relation 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," 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. Morgan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act authorizing the Treasurer of the State of New York to pay certain moneys to the city of Rochester, for damages to various streets, caused by the overflowing of the canal bank in the said city," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Van Petten asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Forestport Railroad Company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Mattoon asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Hudson Highland Suspension Bridge Company, for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a suspension bridge, appartenances and approaches to the same, over the Hudson river, at a point or points between Verplanck's Point and Buttermilk Falls, on said river," 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. Hubbard asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to facilitate the construction of the New York and Oswego Midland railroad, and to amend the several acts in relation thereto," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Creamer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act for the relief of the poor 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 finance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Campbell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to increase the powers of the commissioners of excise, and for other purposes,” 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to enable executors and administrators of the estates of deceased persons, appointed in other States, to

maintain actions in this State,” 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. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bili entitled "An act legalizing the conveyance of land to Thos. Owens, then an alien of Columbia 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. Cauldwell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Morrisania Savings Bank,' passed May 1, 1865," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Kennedy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act authorizing any Life Insurance Company, or any Trust or Loan Company, or Savings Bank, to invest their funds in the town bonds issued by the towns of Gardner, Shawangunk and New Paltz, in the county of Ulster, and the second election district of the town of Montgomery, Orange county,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee an banks..

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

Resolved, That 1,500 copies of the annual report of the Managers of the Western House of Refuge, be printed for the use of the Managers of said Institution.

Mr. O'Donnell moved to lay said resolution upon the table.

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

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

Mr. Creamer moved that the Senate resolve itself into a committee of the whole upon the bill entitled "An act for the relief of the poor of the city of New York."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of said entitled bill.

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

On motion of Mr. Creamer 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 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, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. Mr. Beach 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 and the Senate resumed legislative business.

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

“An act for the relief of the poor of the city of New York.”

Mr. Mattoon moved that the committee on commerce and navigation be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled “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," and that the same be referred to the committee on railroads.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. · Mr. Chapman, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the electors of school district No. 7, in the towns of Ridgeway and Shelby, Orleans county, to elect trustees," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Cauldwell offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Comptroller be requested to furnish the Senate committee on printing, a copy of the existing contract for printing documents, &c., ordered by the Legislature.

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

On motion of Mr. Williams, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1868.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Adelberg.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.
Mr. Mattoon offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to wait upon His Excellency the Governor and inform him of the election of Hon. Charles J. Folger as President pro tem. of the Senate.

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

The President appointed as such committee, Messrs. Mattoon and Cauldwell.

Mr. Folger presented a memorial of trustees of Penn Yan, asking that

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addition to village cemetery be included in corporate bounds, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Parker presented a petition of tax-payers of the village of Ogdensburgh, for an amendment of the laws relating to the public schools of said village, which was read and referred to the committee on literature. The Assembly sent for concurrence a resolution, in the words following:

IN ASSEMBLY, Jan. 15, 1868. Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That our Senators in Congress be instructed and our Representatives requested to take such legislative action as will effectually secure to American citizens of foreign birth protection abroad.

Resolved, That the Clerk transmit a copy of the above resolution to each house of Congress.

Also, the following:

Relsolved, (if the Senate concur,) That the Canal Board are hereby requested to reduce the tolls on all coal going west from tide water to oue-tenth mill per ton.

Resolved, That the Clerk be and he hereby is directed to direct a copy of this resolution to the Honorable the Canal Board.

Also, the following:

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That the Senators and Members of Congress from this State be, and they are hereby requested to demand from the Executive, the protection of the United States Government to foreign born citizens while traveling in Europe, on pleasure or business, and insist on the immediate discharge of American citizens now confined in British dungeons without process of law.

Also, the following:

Whereas, Measures are now impending before Congress, the declared purpose of which is to extinguish ten States of the Union, and establish in their stead a military dictatorship in which the civil laws and public and personal liberty are to exist only at the will of the military power;

And whereas, The attempt is made to complete the scheme of usurpation by the degradation and subjection of the Federal Judiciary to the dictation of a Congressional faction;

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That the Representatives of New York here assembled, reflecting the will of the people of the State, in obedience to their oath to support the Constitution, hereby pronounce these acts of usurpation, treasonable, infamous, a crime against liberty and against the institutions of our fathers.

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That our Senators in Congress be instructed and our Representatives requested, not only to vote against such measures, but to oppose and seek to defeat them by all means in

their power.

Resolved, That the Speaker cause to be transmitted to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and to our Senators and Representatives in Congress, each a copy of these resolutions. By order.

C. W. ARMSTRONG, Clerk. Ordered, That said resolutions be laid on the table.

Mr. Kennedy gave notice that he would, on some future day ask leave to introduce a bill in aid of an act entitled "An act to provide for a Convention to revise and amend the Constitution, passed March 29, 1867," and to extend the provisions thereof.

Mr. Palmer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the supervisor of the town of Copake, in the county of Columbia, to borrow money upon the credit of the town to

reimburse persons who were drafted in the military service of the United States and who paid commutation therefor or furnished a substitute.

Also, a bill to legalize the conveyance of lands to Arthur Owens, an alien of Columbia county.

Mr. Chapman gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the act entitled “An act to incorporate the city of Binghamton," passed April 9, 1867.

Mr. Edwards gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to extend the charter of the Greenport and Shelter Island Ferry Company, of Suffolk county.

Mr. Hubbard gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the several acts heretofore passed relating to the village of Sherburne.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Beach asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to define and limit the number of notaries public in the several counties of this State, and confer authority to take affidavits and acknowledgments.'which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the sėcond time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the board of education of Union Free School District No. 10, of the town of New Lots, Kings county, to raise money for the erection of a new school house," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to lay out, open, and grade Second and Fourth avenues, in the town of New Utrecht," 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. Banks asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the National Savings Bank 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 banks.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Banks asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the relief of the Franklin Fire Insurance Company,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Banks asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to except the city and county of Albany from the operation of the act entitled 'An act to suppress intemperance, and to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors,' passed April 16, 1857; and to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors within the city and 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 internal affairs of towns and counties.

By unanimous consent, Mr. O'Donnell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to legalize the official acts of S. Bliss. a justice of the peace," 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. Norton asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act in relation to the powers of the

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