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THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1868.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Alden. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Palmer presented a petition of the Children's Aid Society of New York, in behalf of a building fund for the Newsboys' Lodging House, wbich was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Hale presented a petition of E. E. Davis and sixty-seven other citizens of Whitehall for the passage of a resolution urging upon Congress the repeal of the act relating to the bridge and pier at Rouse's Point, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Chapman presented a petition for the construction of a bridge over the Chenango canal at Court street, in Binghamton, which was read and referred to the committee on canals. .

Mr. Campbell presented a petition of the board of supervisors of Oneida county, asking for the repeal or modification of the militia law of 1867, so far as it exempts from taxation and creates onerous local expenses, which was read and referred to the committee on militia.

Mr. Creamer presented a petition of citizens of New York, asking for the passage of an act to incorporate the People's Metropolitan and Submarine Underground Railroad Company, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Norton presented a petition of citizens of Westchester county, upon the same subject, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to fix the place of holding circuit courts and courts of oyer and terminer, 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. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to confirm the official acts of James Sheldon as notary public,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, 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 change the name of the Wolstenholm File Manufacturing Company," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title by adding thereto as follows: “to the Buffalo File Manufacturing Company," and as amended, recommend its passage; 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 repeal article 1, title 19, chapter 20, part 1 of the Revised Statutes, relative to regulations concerning brokers,” reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act to repeal chapter 547 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to amend chapter 62 of the Laws of 1846, and other acts additional to the same,' passed April 13, 1866,” and as

amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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

“An act to change the name of the Evening Telegraph Association."

Mr. Van Petten, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to establish the office of receiver of taxes and assessments in the town of Westchester, and county of Westchester, New York,” 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 bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to create a board of trustees for the town of Morrisania, in the county of Westchester, and to define their powers,' passed April 22, 1864; and the several acts amending the same," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Tweed gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Tenth-street and Cortlandt-street Ferry Railway Company, in the city of New York.

Mr. Parker gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the Revised Statutes, in relation to the recording of wills.

Mr. Hale gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the act relating to partnership names.

Mr. Van Petten 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 railroad from the village of Herkimer to the village of Ilion," passed June 7, 1865.

Mr. Chapman gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend sections 366 and 371 of the Code of · Procedure.

Mr. Pierce gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Excelsior Savings Bank of Brooklyn.

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

Mr. Banks gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to facilitate the construction of a railroad between the city of Albany and the town of Stephentown, Rensselaer county.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introdece a bill entitled "An act to regulate the ferries in the Metropolitan police district," 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. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the organization of savings banks, for their more thorougb supervision, and for a more safe and efficient administration of their affairs," 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. Cauldwell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the Erie and New England Railroad Company to establish and maintain a steamboat ferry on the [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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Iludson, at some point between Stoney Point and Fort Montgomery, 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Morgan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the Canal Commissioners to construct a bridge over the Erie canal, in the city of Rochester, in the county of Monroe,” which was read the first time, and by unanimons consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to transfer to the trustees of the Newark Cemetery Association, the possession and control of the old burying ground, near the residence of John W. Barton, in said village," 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. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the establishment of a State Orphan Institute, for the mental, physical, and moral improvement of indigent children who have became orphans by the war of the rebellion, and other indigent orphans residents 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. Hubbard asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to establish a separate road district in the village of Margaretville, county of Delaware," which was read the first time, an by unanimous consent was also read second time, and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Hubbard asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the relief of the widow and heirs of William C. Northrup, deceased,” 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. Graham asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the Wallkill Valley 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.

The bill entitled “An act to change the name of the Evening Telegraph Association," was 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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Banks
Folger
Kennedy Nichols

Thayer
Campbell
Hale
Morgan
Norton

Tweed
Cauldwell Hubbard Morris

O'Donnell Van Patten Chapman Humphrey Murphy Parker

Williams Creamer

21 By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and the Clerk ordered to deliver said bill to the Assembly immediately, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Cauldwell, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the annual report of the

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Commissioners of Public Charities and Corrections, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That 300 copies of the annual report of the Commissioners of Public Charities and Corrections in the city of New York, for the year 1867, be printed for the use of said Commissioners.

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

Mr. Kennedy called for the consideration of the resolution offered by him on the 8th instant, requiring the Attorney-General to institute proceedings relative to canal frauds. Mr. Banks moved to refer said resolution to the committee on canals.

After debate,
Mr. Crowley moved to lay 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. O'Donnell called for the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by him, as follows:

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the joint rules of the last Legislature be the joint rules for the present session, until otherwise ordered, and that the same be referred to the committee on rules of each House, for revision.

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

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

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment:

"An act to change the name of the Evening Telegraph Association." Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

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

"An act to amend chapter 394 of the Laws of 1859, entitled 'An act to amend the poor laws of the county of Herkimer.”

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Creamer, from said committee, reported progress on said bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

On motion of Mr. Crowley, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1868.

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

Mr. Folger presented a petition of business men of Port Gibson, Ontario county, for an extension of the vertical wall of the berme bank of the Erie canal, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Van Petten presented a remonstrance of citizens of Kings county, against modification of excise law, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Cauldwell presented a petition of the Quarrymen's Union Benevolent Protection Society, of Westchester county, for an act of incorpora

tion, which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. O'Donnell presented a remonstrance of citizens of New York, against repeal of excise law, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Palmer presented a remonstrance of the Grand Division of the Sons of Temperance of Eastern New York, upon the same subject, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Nichols presented a petition of the St. Francis Asylum, at Buffalo, for an appropriation, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Morgan presented a remonstrance of Henry L. Fish and others, citizens of Rochester, against the passage of the joint resolution asking Congress to repeal the law relating to the draw-bridge at Rouse's Point, wbich was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Campbell, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act to authorize the construction of a railway and tracks in the towns of West Farms and Morrisania,” passed May 29, 1863; 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 banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Hudson City Savings Institution," passed April 4, 1850,” reported in favor of the passage of the some, 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 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 Gardiner, Sbawangunk, and New Paltz, in the county of Ulster, and the second election district of the town of Montgomery Orange county," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and as amended, report the same to the Senate for its consideration, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Chapman, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to establish a free school in school district No. 1, in the towns of Little Falls and Manheim, in the county of Herkimer,'' 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 confirming the title to certain lands in Westfield, Chautauqua county, in the Westfield and Portland Union Cemetery Association, and for other purposes," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act to vest the title to certain lands in “The Westfield and Portland Union Cemetery Association, and to authorize said association to affirm and enforce certain allotments and assessments,” and as amended, recommend its passage; sạid 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 extend the time for the collection of taxes in the town of Cuyler, in Cortland county," reported that said committee have had the same under consideration, that they have come to the conclusion to report a general bill for the extension of the time

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