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circulation of obscene literature, illustrations, advertisements, and articles of indecent and immoral use, and obscene advertisements of patent medicines,” 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 introduce a bill entitled "An act to enable the commissioners of highways of the town of Lowville, to borrow money," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

The bill entitled "An act to authorize the Utica and Waterville Rail. road Company to alter its name,” was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate wonld 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 Humphrey Murphy

Parker
Bradley
Edwards Kennedy Nichols

Stanford
Campbell Genet

Mattoon
Norton

Van Petten
Cauldwell Hale

Morgan 0,Donnell Williams
Chapman Hubbard
Morris

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

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 394 of the Laws of 1859, entitled 'An act to amend the poor laws of the county of Herkimer,' 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, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE
Beach
Edwards Humphrey Morris

Parker
Campbell Genet

Kennedy Murphy Stanford
Cauldwell Hale

Mattoon
Nichols

Van Petten
Chapman Hubbard Morgan

Norton

Williams 20 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, with amendments.

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 changing the name of the Wolstenholme File Manufacturing Company to 'The Buffalo File Company.'”

“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."

"An act to confirm the official acts of James Sheldon as notary public.”

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Beach, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first and last named bills, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Beach, 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. O'Donnell offered the following resolution:

Resolved, that the Comptroller be requested to inform the Senate what amount of money (if any,) has been received from railroads in this State from the sale of unclaimed freight or baggage, under the act passed April 14, 1857; and if any money has been received, what disposition has been made of the same.

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

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

"An act to establish the office of receiver of taxes in the town of Westchester, in the county of Westchester, New York."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Campbell, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Bradley, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1868.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, Prayer by Rev. Mr. Leonard. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Chapman presented a petition of citizens of Binghamton, praying for an act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Chenango canal at Court street, in Binghamton, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Folger presented a petition of the Union Home and School for Soldiers' Orphans, asking State aid, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Hale presented a petition of citizens of the county of Clinton, for State aid to the Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad Company, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Mattoon presented a petition of the 48th Regiment, for an armory in the city of Oswego, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Stanford presented a petition of forty-two citizens of the State of New York, asking for the repeal of the repair contract system of the canals, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. O'Donnell presented a remonstrance of citizens of Westchester Co. against repcal of Metropolitan Excise Law, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Williams presented a petition of August Steilen, for a law empowering him to hold and convey certain real estate, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Stanford, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to rescind and declare void all repair contracts of the canals of this State, and work, repairs or dredging of the Albany basin. for which proposals were received by the Canal Contracting Board, December 28, 1866, on which contracts were subsequently let, and to provide for the collection of all sums of money paid thereon beyond a fair

compensation for the work actually performed under said contracts, reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act to declare the belief that all repair contracts of the canals of this State, and work, repairs and dredging of the Albany basin, for which proposals were received by the Canal Contracting Board, December 28th, 1866, on which proposals contracts were afterwards let and entered into, are fraudulent and void, and to provide for legal proceedings to establish the fact thereof, and to declare the same void, and to recover all sums of money paid on said contracts beyond a reasonable compensation for the work done thereunder,” and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Campbell, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to authorize the construction of a railroad from the village of Herkimer through the village of Mohawk to the village of Ilion,' passed June 7, 1865," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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

"An act changing the name of the Wolstenholme File Manufacturing Company to The Buffalo File Company.'"

"An act to confirm the official acts of James Sheldon as potary public."

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

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Binghamton,' passed April 9, 1867."

"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.“

The President presented a communication from N. S. Benton, Auditor of the Canal Department, in regard to the report of the canal investigating committee made to the Senate on the 22d day of January, 1868; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 15.) Also, the 23d annual report of the New York Prison Association; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 18.) Also, the annual report of the Canal Appraisers, for the year 1867; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 19.) The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to authorize the board of education of Union Free School district No. 2, of the town of New Lots, to raise money for the purchase of a site, and the erection of a new school-house thereon," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

An act authorizing the fire department of the village of Delhi, to purchase, hold and convey real and personal estate," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

Mr. Hubbard moved that said bill be referred to the first committee of the whole. [Senate JOURNAL]

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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.

"An act to legalize the organization of the Ithaca Co-operative Store Society," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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

"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."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

The Assembly returned the concurrent resolutions relative to protection of American citizens while traveling abroad, with a message that they had concurred in the amendment of the Senate thereto.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly.

Mr. Folger gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Geneva Savings Bank.

Mr. Williams gave notice, that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill for the relief of August Steilen.

Mr. Chapman gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Binghamton Savings Bank, in the village of Binghamton," passed April 18, 1867.

Mr. Banks gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to insurance companies.

Mr. Edwards gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal so much of an act in relation to the election and appointment of town officers, and providing means for raising for current expenses of the town of Flushing, in Queens county, as relates to the towns of Huntington and Brookhaven, in the county of Suffolk, passed May 9, 1867

Mr. Creamer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the Weehawken and Hunter's Point Railroad Company, in the city of New York.

Mr. Norton gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the construction of a railroad in Avenue C, and other streets and avenues in the city of New York.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill cntitled "An act relative to common schools 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 literature.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Genet asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the new passenger depot of the New York and Harlem Railroad Company, at 42d street, 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Hale asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to enable husband and wife, or either of them, to be a witness for or against the other, or on behalf of any party, in cerain cases,' passed May 10, 1867," 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. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the act to facilitate the construction of the Southern Central Railroad, and to authorize towns to subscribe to the capital stock thereof, passed April 7, 1866;" 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. Williams' asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the Bloss Coal Mining and Railroad Company to hold real estate," 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. Mattoon asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to provide for the purchasing a site and for the building an arınory thereon, in the city of Oswego,” which was read the first time, and by unaninious consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. O'Donnell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the sale of all the public markets 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Genet asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a railroad in 125th street, and certain other streets and avenues 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 railroads.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Banks asked and obtained leave to introduce a 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,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on State prisons.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Excelsior Savings Bank of Brooklyn,” 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. Banks asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 280, section 7 of the Laws of 1847,” 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. Parker asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend section 1 of chapter 182 of Laws of 1846, in relation to the recording of wills,” 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. Beach asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 115 of the Laws of 1865, entitled 'An act concerning the pilots of the channel of the East river, commonly called Hurl Gate,' passed April 15, 1847; as amended by act passed March 12, 1860; and again by act passed March 14, 1865,” 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. Pierce asked and obtained leave to intro

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