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MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Selkirk. The journal of Saturday was read and approved. Mr. Robertson, from the committee on conımerce and navigation, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish regulations for the port of New York,' passed April 16, 1857,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on the affairs of villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the village of Dunkirk to issue bonds for the purpose of supplying said village with water, and to create a board of water commissioners,' passed April 13, 1871,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lewis asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the Buffalo, New York and Pennsylvania Railway Company to guarantee the bonds of other railroad companies,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lewis asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the support and relief of the poor, and for the government of the poor department 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 internal affairs.

Mr. Perry moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from further consideration of the bill entitled “An act to provide for the government of the city of Brooklyn,” and that the same be recommitted to the committee on the affairs of cities.

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

On motion of Mr. Perry, and by unanimous consent, the bill entitled “An act to regulate the elections in the city of Brooklyn," was recommitted to the committee on the affairs of cities, with power to report complete at any time.

Mr. Tiemann moved that the following entitled bills be referred to the first committee of the whole:

"An act to make provision for the local government of the city and county of New York' for the

year 1872." “An act to repeal an act entitled 'An, act to provide for a police courthouse in the ninth judicial district in the city of New York,'passed April 27, 1870; also to repeal an act entitled 'An act to provide for the com

pletion of the court-house for the ninth judicial district of the city of New York,' passed February 17, 1871."

The President 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.

Mr. Lord moved that the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Safe Deposit Company of the city of Rochester,' passed March 30, 1868,” be referred to the first committee of the whole.

The President 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 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 incorporate the Safe Deposit Company of the city of Rochester,” passed March 30, 1868.”

"An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to provide for a police courthouse in the ninth ju licial district in the city of New York,' passed April 27, 1870; also, to repeal an act entitled "An act to provide for the completion of the court-house for the ninth judicial district of the city of New York,' passed February 17, 1871."

"An act to make provision for the local government of the city and county of New York, for the year 1872."

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

Mr. Palmer, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Lewis moved that the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the Buffalo and Springville Railroad Company to change the terminus of their road," be referred to the first committee of the whole.

The President 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.

Mr. Robertson moved that the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Haverstraw Savings Bank of the town of Haverstraw, in the county of Rockland,' passed April 27, 1871," be referred to the first committee of the whole.

The President 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 to authorize the Buffalo and Springville Railroad Company to change the terminus of their road."

Assembly, “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Haverstraw Savings Bank of the town of Haverstraw, in the county of Rockland,' passed April 27, 1871."

"An act to provide for the improvement of the hydraulic power of the Little Salmon river, in Franklin county, and to check freshets therein."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Lord, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Lord, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Lord, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Perry moved that the following entitled bills be laid upon the table:

“An act to provide further restraint on the expenditures of public moneys in the county.of Kings, and to repeal chapter 115 of the Laws of 1871."

"An act to repeal chapter 737 of the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act 10 provide for the election of an auditor of the county of Kings, and prescribing his powers and duties."

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

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

“An act to amend an act entitled "An act to revise and amend an act entitled “An act to incorporate the village of Canton," passed May 13, 1845, and the several acts amendatory thereof, passed April 22, 1865, and amended April 6, 1871."

“An act to provide for the purchase of a steam fire-engine in the village of Tonawanda, Erie county, and for the more effectual protection of said village against fires."

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Chateaugay, in the county of Franklin,' chapter 413, Laws of 1969, and an act amendatory thereof."

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

Mr. Allen, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the two last named bills, which report was agreed to, and said bills ordered to 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:

“An act to regulate the compensation of the special county judge and special surrogate of Chautauqua county."

“An act releasing the interest of the people of the State of New York in certain real estate to the Five Points House of Industry."

“An act in relation to the service of notices by publication.” After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Lewis, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Lewis, from the same committee, reported in favor of the pas

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sage of the second named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

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

Mr. Benedict moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from further consideration of the bill, and that the same be recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, retaining its place on the general orders.

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

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

Mr. Perry moved that the bill entitled “An act to extend the powers of notaries public in the city and county of New York, and in the county of Kings," be referred to the first committee of the whole.

The President 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.

On motion of Mr. Lord, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 1872.

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

Mr. Robertson presented a petition of citizens of Westchester for a law exempting mortgages from taxation; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Winslow presented a petition of disabled volunteers for a State
Home; which was read and referred to the committee on militia.

Mr. Chatfield presented a petition of the common council of Binghamton relative to Chenango canal; which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Also, a petition of the common council of Binghamton for charter amendment; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Also, a petition of common council of Binghamton about canal bridge in that city; which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Benedict presented a memorial of the trustees of the State Homeopathic Asylum for the Insane; which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act authorizing the constructing of a bridge across the Hudson river at the city of Troy,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, 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 bill entitled “An act to amend section 14 of an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Sidney and Unadilla Bridge Company,' passed April 27, 1866,” reported the same to the Senate, with amendments, for its consideration, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Madden asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Newburgh Savings Bank,' passed April 13, 1852,” 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. Benedict asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Continental Credit Company of 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 banks.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Chatfield asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the common council of the city of Binghamton to borrow money for the purpose of purchasing a site for a high school, and erecting and furnishing a building thereon," 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Chatfield asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the city of Binghamton to use a portion of the Chenango canal for a public street,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Chatfield asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Binghamton,' passed April 9, 1867, and the several acts amending the same," 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Chatfield, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the common council of the city of Binghamton to fund a debt incurred by the issue of bonds in the purchasing of stock in the Syracuse and Binghamton Railroad,” 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Chatfield asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled. “An aci making the Commissioners of the Land Office members of the board of trustees of the New York State Inebri. ate Asylum,” 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Winslow asked and obtained leave lo introduce a bill entitled “An act to define. the jail liberties of the county of Jefferson,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Cock asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 310 of the Laws of 1864, being 'An act to incorporate the Farmers' Protective Union,'” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on agriculture.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to intro

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