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

Mr. Baker, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the United States and Canada Bridge Company,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Cock, the Senate took a recess until half past seven o'clock, P. M.

SEVEN AND A HALF O'CLOCK, P. M.

Senate again met. Mr. Robertson moved that the consideration of the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the New York City Rapid Transit Company, and to authorize the said company to construct and operate an underground railway in the city of New York,” be made a special order for tomorrow evening at half past seven o'clock, and that a session of the Senate be held at that time for that purpose.

The President then 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.

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

Assembly, “An act exempting the town of Rochester, in the county of Ulster, from bonding for railroad purposes.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the location and erection of public buildings for the use of Erie county and the city of Buffalo,' passed April 21, 1871."

Assembly, “An act to provide for the audit and payment of certain claims and expenses incurred by the direction of the Governor and Attorney-General in the city of New York."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Bowen, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill.

Mr. Winslow moved to disagree with the report of the committee, and that the same be recommitted to the committee on railroads, with instructions to strike out the enacting clause.

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Chatfield Graham

McGowan Weismann
Allen
Dickinson Harrower Palmer

Winslow
Baker
Foster

Lowery Wagner J. Wood 15

FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Benedict Johnson Madden

Robertson D. P. Wood
Bowen
Lewis
O'Brien

Tiemann Woodin
Cock
Lord
Perry

13 Mr. D. P. Wood asked to be excused from voting.

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

Mr. D. P. Wood. subsequently voted in the negative.

Mr. Perry moved to reconsider the vote by which said report was dis. agreed to, and that said motion be laid on 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. Mr. Bowen, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading. Mr. Bowen, from the same committee, reported in favor of the pas. sage of the last named bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading. Mr. Winslow offered the following: Resolved, That any member of the select committee of nine who is unable to be present at a meeting of the committee shall have the power to name a Senator to take his place for that meeting. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. O’Brien moved that the bill entitled “An act in relation to courts and justices in the city and county of New York,” be recommitted to the committee on the judiciary. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Tiemann, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to alter the map or plan of the city of New York, passed April 15, 1859, relative to the Seventh avenue in the city of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Tiemann, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend chapter 247 of the Laws of 1868, entitled ‘An act to incorporate the Metropolitan Boat Club of the city of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Tiemann, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act passed April 24, 1865, entitled ‘An act for the improvement of part of the city of New York between 110th street and Harlem river,’” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Palmer, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Manhattan Mercantile Association of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was commited to the committee of the whole. Mr. Palmer, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend an act to incorporate the city of Ogdensburgh, passed April 27, 1868,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Palmer, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend an act to incorporate the city of Ogdensburgh, passed April 27, 1868,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of the special order, being the bill entitled as follows: “An act to provide for furnishing two statues of eminent deceased citi

zens of this State to be placed in the capitol at Washington, in compliance with the invitation of the President of the United States."

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

Mr. D. P. Wood moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from further consideration of the subject, and that the same be postponed until the first Tuesday of January next.

Pending which,
On motion of Mr. Murphy, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1872.

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

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of citizens of the village of Lancaster, Erie county, for amendment to the charter of said village; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages.

Mr. Perry presented a petition of Caroline West for release to her of certain lands; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Robertson presented a remonstrance of citizens of the village of White Plains against the passage of the act to amend the charter of said village; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages.

Mr. Robertson presented a petition of citizens of Westchester for completion of Westchester avenue; which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Chatfield presented a petition of citizens of Binghamton for a street horse railroad; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

The President presented a communication from the Auditor of the Canal Department relative to fees and claims of counsel, stenographers, engineers, etc., employed by the State in defending the claims for damages suffered by reason of the breaking away of the North lake reservoir in 1868; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. .) The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the saine :

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish a department of police in the city of Buffalo, and to provide for the government thereof, passed April 26, 1871."

“An act to allow the town of Bethany, Genesee county, to raise an increased amount of money for the construction and repair of roads and bridges in said town, and to legalize and confirm the action of the last annual town meeting in relation to raising money for said purpose." “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to supply the village of [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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Middletown with water for public and private purposes, passed April 3, 1866, and of the amendment thereto, passed May 14, 1867.” “An act to discharge William Hoffman from the debtors' jail in the city of New York, commonly called the Ludlow street jail, and to dis charge him from arrest and imprisonment under the orders of arrest, by virtue of which he is now imprisoned in said jail, and to exonerate his person from any existing or future arrest or imprisonment on any civil process in any civil action issuing out of any court of law, or on any execution issuing on any judgment rendered or to be rendered in any ... such action, in every case in which the cause of action arose since January 1, 1871, and existed at the time of the passage of this act.” “An act revising, amending and consolidating the charter of and the several acts relating to the village of Geneseo, in the county of Living. ston, modifying the powers of the corporation and the duties of its officers.” Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor. The Assembly returned the Assembly bill entitled as follows: wo act making an appropriation for Sarah Wyatt, widow of Samuel yatt. Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly. Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to provide for the building of iron bridges across the Chemung river in the city of Elmira, and bonding said city to pay the expenses thereof.” reported in favor of the o of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the Whole. Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act authorizing the construction and maintenance of a highway from north line of the township of Hollywood, in the county of St. Lawrence, into township No. 25 in Franklin county,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Adams, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act making further provisions as to the police department of the city of Albany,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Bowen, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the American Geographical Society of New York, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved, That 1,000 copies of the annual report of the American Geographical Society of New York (presented to the Legislature in pursuance to law) be printed on fine paper for the use of said society, for foreign exchanges, etc., and 500 copies for the use of the Senate. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Bowen, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the managers of the Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved, That 1,000 copies of the report of the Managers of the Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane be printed, with paper covers, 500 for the use of the Legislature and 500 for the use of the managers.

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Bowen, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the State Commissioners of State Charities, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved, That there be printed, of the fifth annual report of the Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities, 1,000 copies in paper covers, and 300 copies on fine paper, bound in muslin, for the use of the board, and 200 copies for the use of the Senate. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said ... resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Winslow, from the select committee of nine, reported the following entitled bills complete: Assembly, “An act authorizing the election of a receiver of taxes and assessments for the town and village of Saratoga Springs.” Assembly, “An act to legalize and confirm the official acts of Gaylord S. Graves, a justice of the peace of the town of Bainbridge, in the county of Chenango.” [With amendment.] Assembly, “An act to confirm the title of Francis Melvin to certain land in the city of Brooklyn.” “An act to authorize the Utica, Ithaca and Elmira Railroad Company to extend their road, and to confirm their purchase of a portion of the road-bed of the Lake Ontario, Auburn and New York railroad, and for other purposes.” [With amendments.] . Assembly, “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.” [With amendments.] “An act to amend chapter 165 of the 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.” “An act to incorporate the New York Loan and Improvement Building Company’” [With amendments.] “An act to remove the county site of Queens county, to procure a new county site, to appoint commissioners to erect a court-house and jail, and to provide for the expenses of the same.” [With *...] The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to sai report of the committee, and it was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, That said bills be engrossed for a third reading. Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on the affairs of villages, to which was recommitted the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled “An act to amend the charter of the village of Saratoga Springs,’ passed March 26, 1866,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Weismann, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the . Manhattan Accommodation Company,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Lewis, from a majority of the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to authorize the construction of a draw

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