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duce a bill entitled "An act to compel owners, proprietors and lessees of theatres, and other places of public amusement, to construct alley ways or passages between the seats in such theatres and places of suitable width, and keep the same unobstructed during performances," 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. Tweed asked and obtained leave to introduce à bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Tenth-street and Cortland-street Ferry Railroad Company, 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.

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

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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE,
Banks
Creamer
Hale
Morris

Pierce
Beach
Edwards Hubbard Murphy

Stapford
Campbell Folger

Mattoon
Norton

Van Patten
Chapman Genet

Morgan
Parker

Williams 20 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The bill entitled "An act in relation to the Fifth Ward Railroad Company in the city of Syracuse," 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 AFMRMATIVE.
Banks
Genet
Morgan

O'Donnell Stanford
Campbell Hale

Morris
Palmer

Tweed
Chapman Kennedy Nichols

Parker

Van Petten
Creamer
Mattoon Norton

Pierce

Williams Edwards

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

The bill entitled "An act changing the name of the Wolstenholme File Manufacturing Company to The Buffalo File Company,'” 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 O'Donnell Stanford
Campbell Genet

Morgan
Palmer

Tweed
Chapman Hale

Morris
Parker

Van Petten
Creamer Hubbard
Murphy Pierce

Williams
Edwards Humphrey Nichols

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

The bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to create a board of trustees for the town of Morrisapia, in the county of Westches

ter, and to define their powers,' passed April 22, 1864; and the several acts amending the same,” 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,
Banks
Folger

Kennedy Murphy Parker
Campbell Hale

Mattoon
Nichols

Pierce
Chapman Hubbard

Morgan
Norton

Tweed
Creamer Humphrey Morris

Palmer

Williams Edwards

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

The bill entitled “An act to confirm the official acts of James Sheldon as notary public," 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
Creamer Humphrey

Norton

Pierce
Beach
Elwards Mattoon

O'Donnell Tweed
Bradley Folger

Morgan
Palmer

Van Petten
Campbell Hale

Morris
Parker

Williams
Chapman Hubbard
Nichols

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

Mr. Creamer offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed of the annual report of the New York Prison Association, 1,500 copies for the use of the Association, and five copies for each member, officer and reporter of the Legislature.

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

The President announced as the committee, pursuant to the resolution adopted relative to safety in railway travel, Messrs. Nichols, Thayer and Norton.

The President presented a communication from the Citizens' Association of the city of New York, relative to the tax levies of said city.

Mr. Folger moved to lay said communication 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.

The Presideut presented a communication from the Commissioners of Charities and Corrections of the city of New York, in reply to a resolution of the Senate as to the amount needed for relief of the poor of said city; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 14.) The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the Senate went into executive session, and after some time spent therein, the doors were opened and legislative business resumed.

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 to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish a free school in school district No. 1, in the towns of Little Falls and Manheim, Herkimer county,' passed March 22, 1866."

"An act to authorize the extension of the time for the collection of taxes in the several towns and cities of this State, for the year 1868.”

"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."

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

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

Assembly, "An act authorizing the fire department of the village of Delhi to purchase, hold and convey real and personal estate."

"An act to release to Nancy Crawford all the right, title and interest of the people of the State of New York, of, in and to certain premises and real estate, situate in the village of Clintonville, in the county of Clinton.”

An act for the relief of the Franklin Fire Insurance Company."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Mattoon, 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 to a third reading.

Mr. Mattoon, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Mattoon, from the same committee, reported progress on the last named bill, and asked leave to sit again.

Mr. Creamer moved to recommit said bill to the committee on insurance.

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

On motion of Mr. Banks, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1868.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Elmendorf. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Stanford presented a petition of the board of supervisors of the "ounty of Saratoga, praying for amendment of laws relative to board of health, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. O'Donnell presented ten remonstrances, against the repeal of the Metropolitan Excise Law, which was read and referred to the committee · on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Kennedy presented a petition to repeal the act to facilitate the construction of the Skaneateles railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

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

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Mr. Stanford presented a petition of John W. Hawn, for canal damages, which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Mechanics’ Savings Bank of Rochester," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and sai 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 Chenango Valley Savings Bank,' passed April 15, 1857, and revived by an act passed April 20, 1867,” 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 provide for laying out and opening a public highway in the town of New Utrecht, Kings county,' passed April 23, 1867," 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 acı legalizing the conveyance of lands to Arthur Owens, an alien, of Columbia county," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read "An act to release the interest of the people of the State of New York in certain real estate in Columbia county, to Arthur Owens," and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was comunitted to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to legalize the conveyance of lands to Thomas Owens, then an alien, of Columbia county," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read **An act to release the interest of the people of the State of New York in certain real estate in Columbia county, to Thomas Owens,” 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 bills 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.”

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish a free school in school district No. 1, in the towns of Little Falls and Manheim, Herkimer county,' passed March 22, 1866."

"An act to authorize the extension of the time for the collection of taxes in the several towns and cities of this State, for the year 1868."

The President presented a communication from the Comptroller, in reply to a resolution of the Senate relative to moneys received from sale of unclaimed freight or baggage of railroads, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 17.)
The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act making appropriations for the completion of the New York State Institution for the Blind, at Batavia," which was read the first time, and by unanimons consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

"An act to incorporate the Corcoran Irish Legion Association, 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 the judiciary

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto:

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

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly. - The Assembly returned the concurrent resolution relative to the joint rules, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment.

Also, the concurrent resolution for appointment of committee to consider and report what officers of Senate and Assembly, and State and Executive Departments, are necessary, with a message that they had passed the same by inserting after the word “State " the word military.”

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

Ordered, Thaťthe Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in their amend. ment.

Mr. Hubbard gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bili to incorporate the National Burglar Insurance Company of the city of New York.

Mr. Creamer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to secure the rights of depositors in savings banks.

Mr. Edwards gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the Shelter Island Wharf and Improvement Company to build a wharf, &c.

Mr. Norton gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal an act passed April 22, 1867, to erect an experimental railway in New York and Westchester counties.

Mr. Cauldwell gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the New York City Central Underground Railway Company.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Edwards asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the extension of the charther of the Greenport and Shelter Island Ferry Company," 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. Banks asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to insurance companies," 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. Folger asked and obtained leave to introdnce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Geneva Savings Bask,” 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. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introdace a bill entitled 'An act to amend chapter 460 of the Laws of 1862, chapter 392 of the Laws of 1863, and to repeal chapter 414 of the Laws of 1864," 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 White Plains Waterworks Company," 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.

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