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of any election, or who shall pay, give or receive, or promise to pay or give money or other property or valuable consideration, with intent to influence any elector in giving his vote, or to deter any elector from voting, or from the right to vote at such election, or from holding any office voted for at such election;" and

Whereas, The said proposed amendment was agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two Houses of the said Legislature, and entered on the journals with the yeas

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taken thereon, and referred to the Legislature, to be chosen at the then next general election of Senators; and

Whereas, Such election has taken place, and said proposed amendment was duly published for three months previous to the time of making such choice, in pursuance of the provisions of section 1 of article 13 of the Constitution; therefore,

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the Assembly do agree to the proposed amendment.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid upon the table.
A message from the Assembly was received and read as follows:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That a respectful message be sent to his Excellency the Governor to return to this House, for amendment, Assembly bill No. 558, G. O. 636, entitled "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.

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

Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to repeal so much of chapter 868, Laws of 1867, being an act relating to certain non-resident highway taxes in Clinton county and the old military tract,' as relate to non-resident lands in Franklin county, and the payment of the taxes assessed and collected from the same,” reported in favor of the passage 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 to constitute a separate road district in the town of Palatine, in the county of Montgomery,” reported in favor of the passage 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 in relation to the highway in the town of Yonkers known as Central road or avenue," reported in favor of the passage 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 to change the grade of. One Hundred and Thirty-sixth and One Hundred and Thirty-seventh streets, between St. Ann's avenue and Cypress avenue, in the town of Morrisania, county of Westchester,” reported in favor of the passage 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 to open, widen, straighten, work, and grade Third avenue, in the town of Morrisania,” 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

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referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to prevent the obstruction of highways in the county of Chautauqna by the accumulation of snows therein,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, 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 bill entitled “An act to provide for the purchase of a steam fire-engine in the village of Saugerties, Ulster county, and for the more effectual protection of said village against fires," reported in favor of the passage of the same, 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 hill entitled "An act to revise and amend an act entitled 'An act to construct a road from Carthage, in Jefferson county, to Lake Champlain, in the county of Essex,' passed April 14, 1854,” 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 roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide for the rebuilding of the bridge over the Oneida river between the towns of Clay, in the county of Onondaga, and Hastings, in the county of Oswego, at Caughdenoy,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act placing that portion of the Skaneateles and Elbridge plank-road lying between the village of Eldridge and Skaneateles junction under the jurisdiction of the commissioners of bighways in the town of Elbridge," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. McGowan, from the committee on agriculture, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act repealing the act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Port Jervis Driving Park Association,' passed March 22, 1871," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Madden offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a respectful message be sent to his Excellency the Governor requesting the return, for amendment, of Senate bill No. 191, entitled “An act to authorize the comptroller of the city of New York to carry into effect certain powers and duties heretofore conferred upon the commissioners of the sinking fund of the said city."

By unanimous consent the rule was suspended, in order that said resolution might be considered immediately.

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

By unanimous consent the rule was suspended, and the Clerk ordered to deliver said resolution to the Assembly immediately, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Bowen moved that no bills be considered in the committee of the whole that can be referred to the select committee of nine.

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

Mr. Chatfield moved that the bill entitled "An act relative to the Washington Street and State Asylum Railroad Company," be considered in the first committee of the whole.

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

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 incorporate the Long Island City and Maspeth Railway Company."

“An act relative to the Washington Street and State Asylum Railroad Company."

“An act to provide for furnishing two statues of eminent deceased citizens 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. Weismann, 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 engrossed for a third reading.

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

Mr. Madden moved that said bill be made a special order for to-morrow evening at half past seven o'clock.

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. O'Brien moved that the bill entitled "An act to authorize a double session of the court of general sessions of the peace in and for the city and county of New York, and confirming a resolution of the board of supervisors of said county relative to the judges thereof,” be considered in 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.

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 amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Binghamton and Port Dickinson Railroad Company.”

Assembly, “An act to authorize a double session of the court of general sessions of the peace in and for the city and county of New York, and confirming a resolution of the board of supervisors of said county relative to the judges thereof.”

"An act for the security of mechanics and others erecting buildings, wharves, piers, bulk-heads or bridges, and furnishing materials therefor in any of the counties of this State.'

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

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

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A message from the Assembly was received and read, as follows:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That a respectful message be sent to his Excellency the Governor requesting him to return, for amendment, Assembly bill No. 189, entitled "An act to incorporate the Mamaroneck and Rye Neck Fire Department.”

By unanimous consent the rule was suspended, in order that said resolution might be considered immediately.

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

By unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and the Clerk ordered to return said resolution to the Assembly immediately, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

Mr. Graham, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act further to amend chapter 864 of the Laws of 1868, entitled 'An act to authorize the drainage of marsh land," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Graham, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act legalizing the action of the town of Norfolk, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., in the purchase of a town ball and site,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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

“An act regulating the sale of leaf tobacco in the city of New York.”

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the incorporation of villages,' passed April 20, 1870.

"An act to incorporate the Oswego Railroad Bridge Company for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a railroad bridge across the Oswego river in the city of Oswego."

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

Mr. Dickinson moved that the following entitled Assembly bills be considered in the first committee of the whole :

“An act to repeal chapter 100, Laws of 1858, entitled 'An act to construct a highway from the old State road, in Essex county, to the Port Kent and Hopkinton turnpike, in Franklin county.”

“An act to establish a special road district in Franklin county, and appropriate certain non-resident taxes for the construction and repairing of roads in the same.”

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. Benedict moved that the Assembly bill entitled "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,” be considered in 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 Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act to ascertain, by proper proofs, the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage in the State of New York, except in the city and county of New York and the city of Brooklyn, and to repeal chapter 572 of the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled An act in relation to elections

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in the city and county of New York,'” with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, with the following amendments :

In section 1, line 9, after the word " district,” at the end of said line, insert the words “and shall sit until nine o'clock, P. M., of each day.”

Strike out all of section 19, and in lieu thereof insert the following: “$ 19. This act shall not apply, except in incorporated cities and villages containing over ten thousand inhabitants each, as determined by the last census.

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 present, as follows:

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

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 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."

“An act to establish a special road distriet in Franklin county, and appropriate certain non-resident taxes for the construction and repairing of roads in the same.”

“An act to repeal chapter 100, Laws of 1858, entitled 'An act to construct a highway from the old State road, in Essex county, to the Port Kent and Hopkinton turnpike, in Franklin county.'

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

The President appointed as a committee of conference upon the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend chapter 12 of the Laws of 1872, entitled 'An act prescribing the officers and employes that may be elected, appointed, or employed by the Senate and Assembly, fixing the salary and compensation thereof, and regulating the proceedings of investigating committees, and providing for the payment of expenses thereof;' Messrs. D. P. Wood, Lewis, and Johnson.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the appointment of a conference committee on the same.

Mr. Graham, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to enable the legal voters of any town to determine, by ballot, whether the sale, exposing for sale, giving away, or suffering to be exposed, sold, or given away therein of

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