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The Assembly returned the bill entitled “An act requiring commissioners of high ways to act as inspectors of plank-roads and turnpikes," with a message that they had passed the same with the following amendments :

Strike out all after the the enacting clause and insert the following:

“ SECTION 1. Whenever complaint in writing, signed by three free holders of any town of this State, shall be made to a commissioner of high ways of any town through which, or through any part of which, any plank-road or turnpike road has been laid out and constructed, and on which tolls are charged, that any portion of such road, lying within the limits of such town, is out of repair and is not constructed and kept in repair as required by the several laws under and by virtue of which such road has been constructed, it shall be the duty of such highway commissioner, and he is hereby required to immediately proceed to examine and inspect any part of such road in reference to which such complaint has been made, and if upon such examination and inspection he shall deem it necessary for the interest of the town and the travelling public, he shall notify the toll-gatherer nearest to the portion of such road so determined to be out of repair, in writing, stating the fact that such complaint has been made, and as near as may be, setting forth the portion of the road deemed by him out of repair, and shall also serve a similar notice upon one of the plank-road inspectors of the county in which such town is situated, who shall, within three days thereafter, proceed to inspect the portion of the road so complained against, and if he shall find the road still out of repair he shall, by virtue of his office, by a notice in writing, served on the toll-gatherer, direct that the toll gate shall be thrown open, and that no tolls shall be charged until such repairs shall be made on such road.

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 not voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Graham
Madden
Tiemann

D. P. Wood
Allen
Harrower Murphy

Weismann J. Wood
Chatfield Johnson

O'Brien

Winslow Woodin
Cock
Lewis
Robertson

18 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in their amendments.

The Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act regulating the sale of intoxicating liquors,' passed April 11, 1870,” 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.
Adams
Bowen
Harrower Perry

Winslow
Allen
Chatfield
Lord

Robertson D. P. Wood
Baker
Dickinson Madden

Wagner

Woodin
Benedict Graham

Palmer
Weismann

19 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.

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

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That this Legislature adjourn sine die on Friday, May 10, at 12 o'clock m. on that day.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled “An act to consolidate the government of the city and county of New York, and further to regulate the same,” with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same with the following amendments:

Amend title: first line, after the word “the” insert the words gov. ernment of the." Second and third lines, after the word “and” in the second line, strike out all the remaining part of the title, and insert the words, “ further to regulate the same."

Section 1, lines one and two, strike out the word “hereafter.”

Section 2, insert after the word “same," second line, as follows: "and shall be performed by said corporation ; all claims which elsewhere would be county charges shall be charges against the said corporation, and shall be defrayed by it; all bonds, stock, contracts, and other obligations authorized or required to be issued or entered into by or for or in the name of the said county shall be issued or entered into by or in the name of said corporation; all the powers and duties of the supervisors of said county are hereby given to the said corporation and shall be exercised by it, and in no other manner except as hereinafter provided.”

Section 2, line 6, after the word “the” strike out the word “constitution.”

Same section, after the word “the” strike out the word " constitution.”

Same section, after the word “manner" in seventh line, insert the word “under any power by this act or otherwise.”

Same section, line 8, after the word “shall” strike out the remainder of the section, and insert the words, “ be declared by law to be the supervisors."

Section 4, line 4, after the word " and " strike out the words “ no such officer shall hold ” and insert in lieu thereof the following: “the office of every such officer shall immediately become vacant if he shall accept or hold under any administration or government whatever.”

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree 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 present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Chatfield Harrower Palmer

Wagner
Allen
Cock
Lowery
Perry

Weismann
Baker

Dickinson McGowan Robertson Winslow Benedict Foster

Madden

Tiemann Woodin
Bowen
Graham

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

The Assembly bill entitled “An act relative to the medical laws of the State of New York,” 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.
Adams
Dickinson
Lord
Perry

Weismann
Allen
Foster
Lowery

Robertson Winslow
Baker

Harrower McGowan Tiemann J. Wood
Benedict Johnson

O'Brien
Wagner

Woodin
Bowen
Lewis
Palmer

23 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the

Mr. Perry asked unanimous consent to offer the preamble and resolutions of the committee of fifty, of the city of Broklyn, requesting the appointment of a committee to sit during the recess of the Legislature to investigate into the affairs of the New York Bridge Company, and of the Board of Water and Sewerage, and other commissions of the city of Brooklyn, and to report the result of such investigation at the next session of the Legislature.

Objections being made, the President decided that the resolutions were out of order, and could not be entertained.

Messrs. Fort and Couchman, a committee on behalf of the Assembly, appeared and informed the Senate that the Assembly had completed its business, and were ready to adjourn.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to enable life insurance companies to restore impaired reserve, and also to transfer their business," 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.
Adams
Chatfield Harrower Palmer

Weismann
Allen
Cock
McGowan Perry

D. P. Wood
Baker
Dickinson Madden

Robertson J. Wood
Benedict Graham Murphy Wagner

Woodin 20
FOR THE NEGATIVE,
Bowen

1 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the

The Assembly bill entitled “An act to establish police courts, courts of special sessions, and district courts in the city of Brooklyn," 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.
Adams
Cock
McGowan
Perry

D. P. Wood
Baker
Dickinson Madden

Tiemann J. Wood
Benedict Johnson Murphy

Wagner

Woodin
Bowen
Lewis
Palmer
Weismann

19 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. [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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The Assembly returned the bill entitled “An act in relation to expenses in opening streets and for local improvements in the city of New York,” with the following amendments :

Section 1, line 7, strike out the word “ and substitute the words “not exceeding for each commissioner the fees.”

Section 2, line 1, insert after the word “ act the words “except as hereinafter provided."

Section 2, line 2, strike out the word “board" and substitute the word “department."

Add to section 3 as follo "and interest upon each and every payment on account thereof, from and after the day of payments, and the expenses of all necessary engineers, surveyors and inspectors, and their assistants, all of which shall be included in said assessment list."

Section 3, line 1, strike out the word “board" and substitute the word department.

Section 3, line 2, after the word “city” insert the words “except as herein before provided.”

Add to section 3 as follows: “provided that the charges and expenses of local improvements and other public work already completed, or now in progress, shall be assessed upon the property benefitted thereby as now provided by law."

Section 4, strike out all after the word “city” in line 4, and substitute the words “ heretofore commenced.”

Insert the following sections :

“S4. It shall be the duty of the counsel to the corporation, for and in the name of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, and for public use, to acquire title to all streets, avenues and public places in said city now established by law, and all parts of such streets, avenues and public places, the title to which has not been already acquired for public use, except the streets, avenues and public places, and parts thereof, which have been closed by law, or for which commissioners have been heretofore appointed, and for that purpose to apply at the opening of the first general term of the supreme court, in the first department, commenced after the fifteenth day of July next, for the appointment of the commissioners of estimate and assessment for such streets, avenues and public places, and such parts thereof, and the said court shall appoint the commissioners for that purpose, who shall have, except as herein otherwise provided, all the powers and perform all the duties in respect to all such streets, avenues and public places, and parts thereof, that such commissioners would have by law if appointed in the case of each street, avenue or public place, or parts thereof, and all existing provisions of law in respect to opening streets, avenues and public places in said city, and acquiring title for public use to the land forming the same, shall, so far as the same are applicable, apply to the proceedings hereby authorized, except as herein otherwise provided.”

“$ 5 The board of appointment constituted by chapter 583 of the Laws of 1871, shall apportion and appropriate to the law department and to the department of public works, such additional amounts as may be necessary for the year 1872, to enable the said departments to carry out the provisions of this act, which amount shall be added to the amount of tax the said board are now authorized to fix, and shall be raised in addition thereto, in the manner provided by said chapter 583, and the acts amendatory thereof."

Renumber sections “ 4 and 5" as sections “ 6 and 7."

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The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to concur in said amendments, and it was decided in the aftirmative, 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.
Adams

Dickinson McGowan Robertson D. P. Wood
Baker
Foster
Madden
Tiemann

J. Wood
Benedict
Johnson
Palmer
Wagner

Woodin
Bowen
Lewis
Perry
Weismann

19 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a meso sage informing that the Senate have concurred in their amendments.

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

An act to amend the charter of the city of Brooklyn.”

$An act creating a Board of Commissioners of Emigration, and conferring therein certain powers and duties.”

“An act to provide for a commission to propose amendments to the Constitution.'

"An act to amend an act entitled "An act to consolidate the cities of Brooklyn and Williamsburgh and the town of Bushwick into one municipal government, and to incorporate the same,' passed April 17, 1854.”

“An act to authorize the city of Brooklyn to borrow money and to levy and collect a tax for the repayment of the same to cover expenditures made by the authorities of said city during the year 1871, and to provide for certain extraordinary expenses in said city.'

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

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the report of the committee of conference thereon, respectively :

"An act making appropriations for certain expenses of government, and for supplying deficiencies in former appropriations.”

“An act to amend the chater of the National Burglar Insurance Company of the city of New York, passed May 8, 1868."

“An act to establish a board of health in and for the city of Brooklyn and county of Kings."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.
The Assembly returned the bills entitled as follows:

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the New York Loan and Improvement Company,' passed May 6, 1870.".

“An act in relation to the publication of notices and citations."

“An act to amend chapter 9 of the Laws of 1872, entitled 'An act relating to appropriations and deficiencies in the city and county of New York, and the audit and payment of salaries and claims in said city and county,' by providing for the audit and payment of additional claims."

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

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same :

“An act to extend the jurisdiction of the board of health of the city of Brooklyn, in times of epidemic or pestilence, throughout the county of Kings.'

“An act to amend the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act to incorporate the trustees of the estate belonging to the diocese of Long Island, and to authorize said corporation to acquire and hold land for religious, charitable, and benevolent purposes.”

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