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IN ASSEMBLY, May 1, 1872. Pursuant to a concnrrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, the Governor returned the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 356 of the Laws of 1859, entitled 'An act concerning the salt springs and the manufacture of salt,' passed April 15, 1859.”

The vote upon the final passage of said bill having been reconsidered, on motion of Mr. Alvord, and by unanimous consent, the same was amended as follows:

Section 1, line 2, strike out the words“ fifty-six,” and insert in lieu thereof the words "forty-six."

Amend the title by striking out, in first line, the words “ fifty-six,” and insert in lieu thereof the words " forty-six.

And as amended passed, and ordered sent to the Senate for concurrence.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider the vote on 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
Lewis
Perry

Weismann
Allen
Dickinson Lowery

Robertson Winslow
Baker
Foster

McGowan Tiemann D. P. Wood
Chatfield
Harrower
Madden Wagner

Woodin 20 The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, as amended, 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 Perry

Weismann
Allen
Cock
Lowery

Robertson Winslow
Baker

Dickinson McGowan Tiemann D. P. Wood
Bowen
Foster
Madden
Wagner

Woodin 20 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, as amended.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act for the protection of livery stable keepers and other persons keeping horses at livery or pasture,” 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 O'Brien Wagner
Allen
Cock
Lowery Perry

Weismann
Baker

Dickinson McGowan Robertson Woodin
Benedict Foster

Madden
Tiemann

19 FOR THE NEGATIVE: Winslow

1 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a megsage informing that the Senate have concured in the passage of the same.

The Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Erie Basin Dock Company in the city of Brooklyn,' passed April 11, 1864," 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
Cock
Lowery Perry

Weismann
Allen

Dickinson McGowan Robertson Winslow
Baker
Foster
Madden

Tiemann D. P. Wood
Bowen
Harrower O'Brien

Wagner

Woodin Chatfield

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

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The bill entitled "An act in relation to the powers and duties of the board of supervisors of the county of Monroe," 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
Lowery Perry

Winslow
Allen

Dickinson McGowan Robertson D. P. Wood
Baker
Foster
O'Brien
Wagner

J. Wood
Bowen
Harrower Palmer

Weismann Woodin 20 Ordererl, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the New York Loan and Security Bank,” 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, 3 majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Chatfield
Lewis
Perry

Weismann
Allen

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

Woodin
Bowen
Harrower

17
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Johnson Lowery
Tiemann

3 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 bill entitled "An act to enable Timothy Baldwin, Jr., to take and hold real estate, and to release to him the interest and title in lands escheated to the State,” 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, twothirds of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Chatfield Lewis

Perry

Weismann
Allen
Cock

Lowery Robertson Winslow
Baker

Dickinson McGowan Tiemann D. P. Wood Benedict Foster Madden Wagner

Woodin Bowen

Harrower

same.

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 bill entitled An act to amend chapter 345 of the Laws of 1868, entitled 'An act to amend section 6 of an act entitled An act for the publication of the Session Laws in two newspapers in each county of this State, passed May 14, 1845, passed April 27, 1868,” 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
Dickinson Lowery Perry

Weismann
Allen
Foster

McGowan Robertson Winslow
Baker
Harrower Madden

Tiemann D. P. Wood
Chatfield Lewis

O'Brien
Wagner

Woodin 20 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 facilitate the construction by the New York and Albany Railroad Company of a railroad on the west side of the Hudson river, by authorizing the city of Albany to issue its bonds, and the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company to guarantee the same, for the purpose of aiding in such construction,” 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
Foster
Madden

Weismann
Allen
Chatfield Harrower Perry

Winslow
Baker
Cock
Johnson

Robertson D. P. Wood
Benedict Dickinson McGowan Tiemann

Woodin 20 Ordereil, 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 a special road district in Franklin county, and appropriate the non-resident highway taxes therein," 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:

same.

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Chatfield Lowery

Perry

Weismann
Allen
Cock

McGowan Robertson Winslow
Baker
Foster
Madden

Tiemann D. P. Wood
Benedict
Harrower O'Brien Wagner

Woodin 20 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.

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The bill entitled “An act to authorize John T. Mills and his associates to use cars in lieu of stages over the route of the Bull's Head stage line in the city of New York, and to lay down rails and use cars thereon in certain streets in connection therewith,” 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 negative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate not voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Allen
Chatfield Foster

Lewis

Winslow Bowen

Dickinson Harrower Lowery Woodin 10

Adams
Benedict
Cock

Johnson
Madden

FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Perry

Tiemann
Robertson

Wagner

Weismann
D. P. Wood

11

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. Chatfield moved that the vote just taken be reconsidered, and that said motion be laid

upon

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

Mr. Adams moved that the Senate go into executive session at one o'clock and forty-five minutes.

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

Mr. Allen offered the following:

Resolved, That the State assessors be, and they are hereby requested to report to the Senate, at its next regular session, such facts as they may be in possession of in regard to the general condition and increases of the real and personal property of the State; the agricultural and other resources of the State by counties; the basis and facts upon which the equalization of the said State assessors is predicated; together with their views relative to a more uniform system of assessment in the several counties of this State, and their views as to what change should be made in the laws relating to the assessment and taxation of real and personal property, and what percentage of the actual value of the property of the State is borne upon the assessment rolls, so far as they may be able to ascertain the same; and any other matters which, in their view, may be important on the question of the equalization of State assessments.

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

Mr. Johnson moved to take from the table the following concurrent resolution :

Whereas, At the last session of the Legislature, the following amendment to the Constitution was passed in Senate and Assembly, viz:

That section 2 of article 2 of the Constitution of this State be amended so that it shall read as follows:

“$ 2. Laws may be passed excluding from the right of suffrage all persons who have been or may be convicted of bribery or larceny, or of any infamous crime, and for depriving every person who shall make or become, directly or indirectly, interested in any wager depending upon the result

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 and nays 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 weeks previous to the time of making such choice, in pursuance of the provision of section 1 of article 13 of the Constitution ; therefore,

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

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

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to concur in the final passage of said resolution, 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 Lewis

Perry

Weismann
Allen
Dickinson Lowery

Robertson Winslow
Baker
Foster

McGowan Tiemann D. P. Wood
Benedict Harrower Madden

Wagner

Woodin
Bowen
Johnson
O'Brien

23 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to regulate taxation for road purposes in the village of Tarrytown, Westchester county," reported in

" favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Robertson moved that the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Yonkers,” be recommitted to the committee on the affairs of cities, retaining its place on the third reading of bills.

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

Mr. Bowen moved that the Assembly bill entitled "An act to establish and maintain a police force in and for the county of Richmond,” 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.

Mr. Harrower moved that the Assembly billentitled “An act to authorize the construction of a railroad from the village of Watkins to the village of Havana, in the county of Schuyler, and in and through the streets of said village,” 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.

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