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the bill entitled "An act ceding jurisdiction to the United States over David's Island,” reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read “An act ceding to the United States jurisdiction over David's Island, in the harbor of New Rochelle, and ex. empting the same from taxes and assessment,” 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 authorize the Bloss Coal Mining and Railroad Company to hold real estate," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title by adding thereto the words "in this State, to a limited amount, for the purposes of its business," and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "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," with a message that they had passed the same, with the following amendment:

Amend the title by striking out the word "eight” and inserting the word “seven."

Mr. Folger moved to concur in said amendment, with the further amendment, by striking out of the title all after the word “State.”

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to concur in said amendments, 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 prescnt, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Banks
Creamer
Mattoon
Nicks

Pierce
Bradley
Edwards Morgan

Norton

Stanford
Campbell Folger

Morris
Palmer

Van Petten
Cauldwell Hale

Nichols
Parker

Williams
Chapman Humphrey

22 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in their amendment thereto, with a further amendment.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to incorporate the Rensselaer Park Association," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Palmer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend "An act authorizing notaries public of the State of New York to perform the duties now performed by commissioners of deeds," passed April 15, 1859.

Also, a bill to amend the 14th section of title 1, chapter 5 of the Revised Statutes, in relation to notaries public.

Mr. Creamer gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the registry law.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to theatres in the city of New York,' passed March 18, 1859; and to extend the same," 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. Edwards asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Shelter Island Wharf aud Improvement Company," which was read the first

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time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Hale asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to aid in the construction of the Whitehall and Plattsburgh Railroad Company, which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Mattoon, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the list of members, officers and reporters of the Legislature, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, that there be printed 500 copies of the list of members, officers and reporters of the Legislature, for the use of the Senate, and 25 on card board.

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

Messrs. Mattoon and Cauldwell, from a majority of the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the special committee on the management of the canals of the State, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That 3,000 copies of the report of the committee of the last Senate upon the conduct of the canals, with the evinence taken by them, be printed for the use of the Senate.

Nr. Nichols moved to amend by striking out “3,000” and inserting “4,000."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion to amend, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

Banks
Beach
Bradley
Campbell

Cauldwell
Creamer
Edwards
Hale

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Hubbard

Nichols
Kennedy Nicks
Mattoon

Norton
Morris

Palmer

Parker
Pierce
Stanford
Williams

20

FOR THE NEGATIVE. Chapman Folger

Humphrey Morgan Van Petten 5 The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Chapman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend section 16 of chapter 783, entitled 'An act in relation to the powers and jurisdiction of surrogates' courts,' passed April 25, 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. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the People's Mutual Warehousing and Security 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. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the improvement of Brooklyn Heights, passed April 17, 1866; and supplemental thereto," 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. Hubbard asked and obtained

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leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the National Burglar Insurance 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 insurance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Nichols asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to protect, improve and keep in repair the Buffalo and Williamsville McAdam road, in the county of Erie," 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Van Petten asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to repeal chapter 440 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.

By unaninuous consent, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to theatres in the city of New York,' passed March 18, 1859; and to extend the same," 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. Pierce asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the American Trading Company of Borneo," 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 bill entitled “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," 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
Beach
Chapman Hubbard Morgan

Palmer
Bradley Edwards Humphrey Morris

Parker
Campbell Folger
Kennedy Nichols

Van Petten
Cauldwell Hale

Mattoon
Nicks

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

The bill entitled "An act to release to Nancy Crawford all the estate, 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," 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, two-thirds of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Banks
Chapman Hubbard Nichols

Parker
Beach
Creamer Kennedy Nicks

Pierce
Bradley Edwards Mattoon

Norton

Van Petten
Campbell Folger

Morgan
Palmer

Williams
Cauldwell Hale
Morris

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

Mr. Cauldwell offered the following resolution:

Resolved, that there be printed of the annual report of the Inspectors of State Prisons, 700 copies for the use of the Inspectors, and 500 for the use of the Senate.

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

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

"An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the several towns and cities of this State.”

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

Mr. Cauldwell moved to reconsider the vote upon the final passage of 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."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion to reconsider, and it was decded in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Banks
Chapman Hale

Morris

Parker
Beach
Creamer Hubbard Nichols

Pierce
Bradley Edwards Mattoon

Nicks

Van Petten Campbell Folger Morgan

Norton

Williams Cauld well

21 On motion of Mr. Cauldwell and by unanimous consent, said bill was amended by striking out subdivision 1 of section 3, printed bill.

Said bill, as amended, was then 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
Cauldwell Hubbard Morris

Parker
Beach
Chapman Kennedy Nichols

Pierce
Bradley Creamer Mattoon

Nicks

Van Petten Campbell Edwards Morgan

Palmer

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

Mr. Creamer offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourns to-day, it adjourn to meet on Monday evening, at 7} o'clock.

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

Mr. Folger offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That hereafter, all bills introduced which seek to repeal or amend any law, shall contain the title in full of such law.

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

On motion of Mr. Williams, the Senate adjourned.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1868.

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

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

Also, a petition of D. D. Briggs and others, in favor of the repeal of law constructing pier bridge at Rouse's Point, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Also, a petition of citizens of Lansingburgk, in favor of a law submitting to the people the question whether the Capital Police law shall continue in force, which was read and referred to the committee on municipal affairs.

Mr. Folger presented a petition of John S. Mills, of New York city, for privilege to run cars through certain streets and avenues in said city, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Humphrey presented a petition of Z. W. Barrett, for damages to his land caused by the overflowing of waters on the Genesee Valley canal, which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Stanford presented a remonstrance of citizens of Canajoharie, against the repeal of the Metropolitan Excise law, which was read and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Folger, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the relief of Robert Gordon, and Frances Gordon, his wife," reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act to enable Robert Gordon, and Frances Gordon, his wife, and each of them to hold and transmit such real estate in this State as they or either of them shall actually occupy for his or her own use," and as amended, recommend its passage; said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The President presented the annual report of the trustees of the Astor Library, for the year 1867, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 23.) Mr. Bradley offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That 500 copies of said report be printed for the use of the trustees.

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

Mr. Folger gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill relative to the disposition of surplus moneys arising upon sales on foreclosure of mortgage by advertisement under the statute.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act authorizing notaries public of the State of New York to perform duties now performed by commissioners of deeds,' passed April 15, 1859,"

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