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to so much as relates to allowing a clerk to the committee on railroads, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

Cauldwell
Chapman
Creamer
Crowley

Folger
Hale
Humphrey
Kennedy

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Mattoon

O'Donnell
Morgan

Palmer
Morris

Parker
Nichols

Pierce

Thayer
Tweed
Van Petten

19

FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Banks
Bradley Murphy

Stanford Williams 5 The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to so much as relates to allowing a clerk to the committee on internal. affairs of towns and counties, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

Campbell
Cauldwell
Chapman
Creamer

Crowley
Folger
Hale
Humphrey

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Mattoon

O'Donnell
Morgan

Palmer
Morris

Parker
Nichols

Thayer
Tweed
Van Petten

18

FOR THE NEGATIVE. Banks

Kennedy Murphy Stanford Williams Bradley

6 The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Campbell Hale

Nichols
Parker

Thayer
Cauldwell Humphrey O'Donnell Pierce

Tweed Chapman Morgan

Palmer

Stanford Van Petten
Creamer
Morris

17 FOR THE NEGATIVE. Banks

Crowley Kennedy Murphy Williams
Bradley Folger
Mattoon

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

"An act in relation to the Fifth Ward Railroad Company, in the city of Syracuse."

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

On motion of Mr. Kennedy, the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 1868.

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

Mr. Hale presented a resolution of the board of trade of the city of Troy, approving of joint resolution asking Congress to repeal or modify the act relating to bridge at Rouse's Point, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Nichols presented a petition of the Vulcan Irou works for relief, which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Parker presented a remonstrance of 140 citizens of Franklin Co., against interfering with bridge at Rouse's Point, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Genet presented a petition of the owners of land under water on the shore of the Harlem river, for leave to build wharves on said river, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

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

"An act to authorize the Utica and Waterville Railroad Company to alter its name."

Mr. Banks gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled “An act in relation to the punishment of crimes in certain cases,” passed April 11, 1856.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Nichols asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the act entitled “An act in relation to the Grosvenor Library of the city of Buffalo,' passed April 11, 1859; passed April 11, 1861," 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. Morris asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to provide for the appraisal of, and acquiring title to lands taken for, or in addition to sites for district school houses,' passed April 25th, 1866,” 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. Parker asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the relief of Robert Gordon, and Frances Gordon, his wife," 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. Genet asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the erection of wharves and piers in the Harlem river, below the Second avenue,” 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.

Mr. Humphrey offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Assembly, requesting them to transmit to this bcdy the papers on file relating to the claim of D. H. Fitzhugh and Craig W. Wadsworth, and when received they be referred to the committee on canals.

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

Mr. Morris offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Assembly, requesting that body to transmit to the Senate the papers on their files in relation to the construction of a bridge over Cattaraugus creek, and that when received said papers be referred to the committee on roads and

bridges.

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

Mr. Chapman called for the consideration of the resolution from the Assembly, in the words following:

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That the Canal Board are hereby

requested and insteucted to reduce the tolls on all coal going west from tide water to one-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.

Mr. Chapman moved to refer said resolution 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.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

“An act in relation to the Fifth Ward Railroad Company, in the city of Syracuse."

“An act to authorize the board of education of Union Free School district No. 2, of the town of New Lots, Kings county, to raise money for the erection of a new school house."

"An act to fix the place of holding Circuit Courts and Courts of Oyer and Terminer in the county of Westchester for the years 1868 and 1869."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Parker, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of 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, with amendments, 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 last named bill, without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Cauldwell 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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. Banks

Creamer Kennedy Murphy Parker
Campbell Genet

Morgan
Nichols

Stanferd
Cauldwell Hale

Morris

O'Donnell Van Petten Chapman Humphrey

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

Mr. Creamer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend chapter 338 of the Laws of 1858, relative to assessments of real estate in the city of New York.

Mr. Chapman moved to reconsider the vote by which the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Binghamton,' passed April 9, 1867," was ordered to a third reading.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Chapman moved to amend the said bill as follows:

Sec. 1. Insert in section 1, line 5, printed bill, after the word "citi. zen” the words, “and is entitled to vote at any election, by the Constitution of the State of New York."

Section 3, line 17, printed bill, strike out the word "immediately." Came section, 18th line, after the word “penalty” insert, “but subject

to the same right of appeai from such judgment, and stay of execution thereon, as now exists in other civil actions in justices' courts."

Strike out section 6, and insert the following in lieu thereof:

§ 6. Section of title 6 of said act, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Í 2. Supervisors. There shall be elected annually in each ward, one supervisor, who shall be a member of the board of supervisors of the county of Broome, and shall possess all the power and authority of supervisors of towns, subject to the same obligations, and shall receive the same compensation for services. A majority of the supervisors, the recorder, one or more of the justices of the peace, and clerk of said city, shall be a board of city auditors, to audit charges and accounts against said city for services rendered, acts done, or means furnished by a justice of the peace, when acting as recorder; by the chief of police; by any constable or policeman, except for extraordinary services, the compensation for which, is in the discretion of the common council; by the overseer of the poor; by the board of health, for the city; by the keeper of the jail of Broome county, and by the members of the board of city auditors, in the same manner, and at the time similar accounts are audited by the respective town boards in the several towns in the county of Broome. The compensation of each member of said board of city auditors shall be two dollars per day for each day's actual and necessary service. All charges and accounts against said county for services rendered, acts done, or means furnished, by any of the officers mentioned in this section, shall be audited by the board of supervisors of Broome county.

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 the report of the committee of the whole, as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That said bill be engrossed for a third reading.
On motion of Mr. Murphy, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1868.

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

Mr. Parker presented a petition of tax-payers of Potsdam, in relation to the collection of taxes in said town, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Bradley presented a petition of the Irving Fire Insurance Company, for amendments to charter, which was read and referred to the committee on insurance.

Mr. Murphy presented a memorial of the Commissioners of Prospect Park of the city of Brooklyn, for the extension of said park and other purposes, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Parker presented two remonstrances of citizens of St. Lawrence and Clinton counties, against interfering with Rouse's Point bridge,

which were read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Mattoon presented two remonstrances of citizens of Oswego Co., upon the same subject, which were read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Hale presented a petition of supervisors of Washington county, for the passage of resolutions for the repeal or modification of act of Congress relating to bridge at Rouse's Point, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. O'Donnell presented twenty-one remonstrances against the repeal of the Metropolitan Excise Law, and in favor of its extension to the whole State, which were read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Van Petten presented a petition of J. B. Foote and others of Rome District Ministerial Association, remonstrating against repeal of Excise Law, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Murphy presented a memorial of Ditmas Jewell and others, for the establishment of a savings bank at East New York, which was read and referred to the committee on banks.

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

"An act to fix the place of holding Circuit Courts and Courts of Oyer and Terminer, in the county of Westchester, for the years 1868 and 1869."

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to legalize the official acts of John I. Zeh as justice of the peace of the town of Fulton, Schoharie 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 incorporate the Metropolitan Underground Railway Company, and to authorize said company to construct tunnels and railways in the city of New York, 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 railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Murphy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to relieve non-resident executors from the obligation of giving bonds,” 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 to enable the United States Accident Insurance Company of Syracuse, to withdraw a portion of its securities deposited in the Insurance Department,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Kennedy asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to exterd chapter 898 of the Laws of 1867, entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts in relation to the preservation of moose, wild deer, birds and fresh water fish, so as to include minks and muskrats,” 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. O'Donnell asked and obtained leave to introduco a bill entitled "An act for the suppression of the trade in and

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