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tigate the charges against Senator James Wood be accepted, and the committee be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Resolved, That the Hon. James Wood, Senator from the Thirtieth district, be, and hereby is; expelled from his seat in the Senate.

After debate thereon, Mr. Murphy moved to amend the resolutions by substituting the following:

Resolved, That, in the opinion of the Senate, the conduct of Hon. James Wood in placing himself under pecuniary obligations to persons likely to have important legislation pending before the body of which he was then a member was improper and censurable.

Resolved, That the acts with which he now stands obarged are not offences against the privileges of this body, but of a former Senate, and that the further consideration of the resolution of expulsion be indefinitely postponed.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE. Benedict Foster

Lewis

Murphy Weismann
Bowen
Graham
Lord

Tiemann Winslow Dickinson Harrower Madden Wagner Woodin 15

FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Adams
Chatfield Lowery

Palmer

Robertson
Allen
Cock
McGowan Perry

D. P. Wood
Baker
Johnson

12 The question being upon the resolutions as amended, Mr. D. P. Wood called for a division of the question.

The President put the question on the first resolution of Mr. Murphy, being in the words as follows: “ Resolved, That, in the opinion of the Senate, the conduct of Hon. James Wood, in placing himself under pecuniary obligations to persons likely to have important legislation pending before the body of which he was then a member, was improper and censurable," and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE,
Adams
Cock
Lewis
Murphy

Wagner
Allen
Dickinson Lord

Palmer

Weismann
Baker
Foster
Lowery Perry

Winslow
Benedict Graham McGowan Robertson D. P. Wood
Bowen
Harrower Madden

Tiemann Woodin
Chatfield Johnson

27 The question being upon the second resolution, in the words as follows: “Resolved, That the acts with which he now stands charged are not offenses against the privileges of this body, but of a former Senate, and that the further consideration of the resolution of expulsion be indefinitely postponed,"

Mr. Palmer moved to amend by adding thereto the following: “And that Senator Wood be requested to resign."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion of Mr. Palmer, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE,
Adams
Chatfield Lowery Palmer

Robertson
Allen
Cock
McGowan Perry

D. P. Wood
Baker
Johnson

12

FOR THE NEGATIVE. Benedict Foster

Lewis

Murphy Weismann
Bowen
Graham
Lord

Tiemann Winslow
Dickinson Harrower Madden

Wagner

Woodin 15 The question recurring upon the second resolution, Mr. Robertson called for a division.

The President put the question upon the first branch of said resolution, in the words as follows: “ Resolved, That the acts with which he now stands charged are not offenses against the privileges of this body, but of a former Senate," and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Foster
Lord

Robertson Weismann
Benedict Graham

Madden

Tiemann Winslow
Bowen
Harrower Murphy Wagner

Woodin
Dickinson Lewis

17
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Allen
Chatfield Johnson

McGowan Perry
Baker
Cock
Lowery
Palmer

D. P. Wood 10 The President put the question on the second division of the resolution, in the words as follows: “And that the further consideration of the resolutions of expulsion be indefinitely postponed," and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

Benedict
Bowen
Dickinson

Foster
Graham
Harrower

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Lewis

Murphy
Lord

Tiemann
Madden

Wagner

Weismann
Winslow
Woodin

15

FOR THE NEGATIVE,
Adams

Chatfield Lowery Palmer
Allen
Cock

McGowan Perry
Baker

Johnson
On motion of Mr. Murphy, the Senate adjourned.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1872.

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

Mr. Madden presented a petition in favor of reform in the management of the prisons in this State; which was read and referred to ibe committee on State prisons.

Mr. D. P. Wood presented a petition for an appropriation for the State Homeopathic Asylum for the Insane at Middletown; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Wagner presented a petition for an elevated railway for rapid transit in New York; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Tiemann presented a memorial of citizens of New York in relation to the appointment of city officials; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Mr. Murphy presented a remonstrance of the Reformed Dutch of Flatbush against improvement of Coney Island plank-road; which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Foster presented four remonstrances against the act to abolish the use of steam on the Brooklyn, Bath and Coney Island railroad; which were read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act in relation to Fordham and Pelham avenues in the towns of West Farms and Westchester, 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. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to authorize the Brooklyn Improvement Company to issue preferred and special stock,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act in relation to criminal courts and police justices in the city and county of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments thereto, and have amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act in relation to courts and justices in the city and county of New York," and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to establish a court of special sessions, in and for the city of Albany, and to confer further judicial powers upon the recorder of said city," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Perry, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend chapter 165, of Laws of 1869, entitled 'An act to authorize the selection and location of certain grounds for public parks in the city of Buffalo, and to provide for the maintenance and embellishment thereof;' passed April 14, 1869, and also to authorize the city of Buffalo to issue bonds for laying out, improving and embellishing the same,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Madden, from the committee on railroads, to wbicb was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Binghamton and Port Dickinson Railroad Company,'” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Madden, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act relative to the North Park Railroad Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows: “An act to amend chapter 534 of the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act relative to the improvement of certain portions of the counties of Westchester and New York,' including provisions for communication between said counties, and for improving the navigation of Harlem river and (SENATE JOURNAL.)

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Spuyten Duyvil creek,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

"An act in relation to mechanics’ liens," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Elmira Park Association,' passed April 13, 1871,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on agriculture.

“An act concerning certain female habitual drunkards, vagrants, and prostitutes in the city of Brooklyn and county of Kings," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to erect an armory in Greenpoint, seventeenth ward, in the city of Brooklyn,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the militia.

“An act to appropriate money for the building of a bridge over the Cayuga inlet, in the village of Ithaca,” 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.

“An act for the relief of Tbomas O'Brien,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Buffalo East Side Street Railway Company,' passed May 10, 1870,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

“An act to authorize the trustees of the village of Andes, in Delaware county, to proceed to protect said village from the effect of high water, and to raise money to pay for the same; also to amend chapter 731 of the Laws of 1865 in relation thereto,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages.

"An act in relation to the East and West Martinsburgh burial grounds," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

“An act in relation to the appointment of clerk, deputy clerk, and other officers of the court of special sessions of the peace in and for the city and county 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 affairs of cities.

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to extend the powers of boards of supervisors, except in the counties of New York and Kings,” passed May 11, 1869," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

“An act to repeal section 10, chapter 574, Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled "An act to reorganize the local government of the city of New York,” passed April 5, 1870; passed April 18, 1871," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

“An act to amend chapter 77 of the Laws of 1870, and chapter 536 of

the Laws 1871, passed respectively March 16, 1870, and April 15, 1871, entitled 'An act to amend the act to combine into one act the several acts relating to the city of Albany, passed April 12, 1842, and the several acts amendatory thereof, in so far as they relate to the city of Albany,'” which was read the first time, and by unanimous.consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

"An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to provide for laying out and improving roads and avenues in the village and town of Saratoga Springs,' passed May 5, 1870,” 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.

"An act authorizing John Rosekrans, of Wayland, in the county of Steuben, to remove the remains of certain persons buried on his premises to the Wayland cemetery, in said town,” 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.

"An act to amend section 2 of chapter 890 of the Laws of 1868, entitled 'An act to authorize Lewis Runyon to establish and maintain a ferry across Seneca lake, at Lodi landing," " 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.

“An act to provide for the improvement of the highways extending from Lansing street, Genesee street and Caroline avenue, in the village of West Troy, to the Loudon road in the town of Watervliet (highways lying in part in the town of Watervliet, and in part in the village of West Troy), and to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Albany to assess the expense thereof upon the said town,” 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.

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to enable non-resident guardians to obtain property in this State belonging to their wards residing in other States or territories of the United States, passed March 10, 1870, and to extend the provisions of said act so as to apply to non-resident trustees and beneficiaries under the trust,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the village of Lansingburgh,' passed April 16, 1864,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages.

“An act to authorize the county clerk of Montgomery county to sign the certificates of record of deeds and mortgages and other records, or of filing of papers recorded or filed in Montgomery county clerk's office, which were not signed by the former clerk of said county of Montgomery,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to repeal chapter 287 of the Laws of 1871, passed April 4, 1871, entitled 'An act to amend the law for the assessment and collection of taxes in cases where farms or lots are divided by county lines," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

"An act to provide for the payment of certain indebtedness of the city

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