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To the Senate of the State of New York :

I hereby respectfully tender my resignation of the office of Clerk of r descendants,

This is the fulfillment of a purpose not recently formed, but which has awaited the time when, in my judgment, it could be fittingly put in execution.

It has seemed to me that if I took this step sooner, it might possibly a board of have embarrassed the action of the committee, or, at any rate, have been

used as ground for a charge of an intention so to do, or as a way of avoid

I had no intention or wish to prevent any investigation of the matters

referred to that committee, for I have been conscious always that the and obtained kari whole truth, when it was ascertained, would come far short of the meas

are of the accusations and innuendos made; and now all is shown that the most zealous for truth or the most malicious can show. It will not appear from the testimony that I have ever increased an account; that I bave ever requested or suggested any action which would cause an account; that I have ever taken a cent from the State treasury which *** not my due. The sole thing which I have done is to follow a precalent established for years, and the money which I have received I considered from this usage a legitimate perquisite of the place and for serTees rendered. That no wrong was meant or perceived in this is shown by the fact that no secrecy was used. The account was as open as any on the books of account, perceptible to any who might, in the daily course of their clerical employment or from purpose, have occasion or desire to see them, or who might casually light upon them. But I peraction different from what I have taken. I propose to recognize and esite that a public feeling, now unusually sensitive, takes a view of my fapression of sincere regret that I have in any way offended it. Nor do cal and personal feeling which I know prevails towards me in your honaf alle boly. I will put no Senator to the unpleasant task of serutinizIn his convictions to determine how far they are the results of his ideas in public duty, or how far they are moved by good will to me.

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Thanking you individually for many acts of kindness, and wishing each and every one of you a long life of prosperity and happiness,

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Your obedient servant,

JAS. TERWILLIGER. Mr. D. P. Wood moved that it be accepted on the terms named by the Clerk.

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

Mr. Tiemann offered the following:

Resolved, That the comptroller of the city of New York be and he is hereby requested to furnish an estimate of the value of the ground pur chased for the use of the ninth judicial district court-house, in said city : also, an estimate of the value of all work done and material furnished in the erection of the same to the present time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. The Assembly sent for concurrence a resolution, as follows:

IN ASSEMBLY, February 14, 1872. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That His Excellency the Governor be requested to return to the Assembly Assembly bill No. 88, being “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the trustees of the vil. lage of Ellenville, county of Ulster, to borrow money for the purpose of introducing water into the village, and to control and regulate the use of the same, passed April 5, 1866, and supplemental thereto.”

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

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

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Robertson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the Ridgefield and New York Railroad Company to extend their road through the towns of Lewisboro, Poundridge and Rye, in the county of Westchester," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

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

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the National Trust Company of the city of New York,' passed April 19, 1867.”

"An act to incorporate the Moose River Improvement Company." “An act to amend the charter of the Agricultural Insurance Company of Watertown, Jefferson county, New York."

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

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

same.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and Le proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills enti

tled as follows:

"An act to amend the charter of the American Bible Society.” Assembly, “An act to extend to the towns of Skaneateles and Spafford, of the county of Onondaga, the provisions of the act entitled 'An act toamend an act entitled An act to authorize the formation of railroad cor porations

, and to regulate the same, passed April 2, 1850, so as to permit municipal corporations to aid in the constructing of railroads, passed May the 15th, 1869,' and of acts amendatory thereof."

Assembly, “An act for the extension of the Utica, Chenango and Cortland railroad." 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 engrossed for a third reading Mr. Lord, 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.

Mr. Madden gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to facilitate the construction of the New York and Oswego Midland railroad.

Mr. Adams, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of the city of Cohoes," reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. The Assembly sent for concurrence a resolution in the words following:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That when the Legislature adjourns on Friday, the 16th inst., it adjourn to meet on the evening of Monday, the 26th inst., at 7} o'clock, P. M.

By unanimons consent, Mr. Madden moved to strike out the words “ Friday the 16th,” and insert the words “ Wednesday, 21st."

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

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Dickinson
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FOR THE NEGATIVE.

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

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend the several acts incorporating the village of Weedsport, in the county of Cayuga, passed April 7, 1857."

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly.
The Assembly returned the bill entitled as follows:

“An act to confirm the conveyance of real and personal estate by the • Beth El’congregation of Jews, of the city of New York, to the congregation 'Shaary Tetila,' of the city of New York.”'

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.
On motion of Mr. Madden, the Senate adjourned.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Bancroft. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Baker presented a petition of citizens of Troy, Lansingburgh, and Waterford for an appropriation for the improvement of navigation between the State dam and the railroad bridge at Troy; which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Graham presented a petition of Col. P. Ilawkins and others for an act amending ihe Military Code; which was read and referred to the committee on the militia.

Mr. O'Brien presented a petition of the Demilt Dispensary for a donation; which wis read and referred to the committee on finance.

Also, a petition of J. S. Westervelt and others for the Beach Pneumatic railway; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of citizens of Erie county to change the time of holding town elections; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Cock presented a petition of George A. Brandreth and others for the Beach Pneumatic railway; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Messrs. Harrower, Weismann, Tiemann, and Johnson presented petitions on the same subject; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads,

Messrs. Graham, Bowen, Johnson, Harrower, Lewis, Chatfield, Lord, and Madden presented a remonstrance against legislative interference with the management of the Erie Railway Company; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Lord presented a remonstrance against placing the Erie railway under the control of a British monpoly; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Also, a remonstrance against the repeal of the two per cent tax on foreign insurance companies; which was read and referred to the committee on insurance.

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Mr. McGowan presented a remonstrance of citizens of Oneida, Lewis, and Herkimer counties against the passage of the act to incorporate the Muose River Improvement Company; which was laid on the table.

Mr. O'Brien presented a memorial to provide a site for an armory for the Seventh regiment, National Guard, State of New York; which was read and referred to the committee on the militia.

Also, a memorial from the East Side and West Side Associations of the city of New York; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Mr. presented a petition of citizens of Green Point for the passage of the Assembly bill regulating ferries running from the foot of Tenth and Twenty-third streets, New York, to Green Point; which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

The President presented a communication from the Comptroller in reply to a resolution of the Senate relative to the expenses of the Senate for 1871; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 30.) Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to establish the rates of toll on the Western plank-road in the counties of Franklin and Clinton," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Nr. Cock, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to renew an act passed May 9, 1868, entitled 'An act to amend section 3 of chapter 817 of the Laws of 1866, entitled “An act to lay out and construct a road from the river roal in township No. 14, in the town of Johnsburg, to the Carthage road near the head of Lon: lake, in the county of Hamilton,'” 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 bill entitled “An act authorizing the town of Little Valley, Caltaraugus county, to issue bonds to p:1y its indebtedness incurred in the building of the court-house and jail in said town,” reported in favor of the passaye of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Ir

. Graham, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to repeal section 43 of chapter 721, of the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the preservation of moose, wild deer, birds and fish,' passed April 26, 1871," 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 in relation to superintendents of the poor," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bil was committed to the committee of the whole.

Ir. Chattield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled an act requiring the highway tax of the New York Central Railroad Company through the town of Mentz to be applied to the repairs of certain highways in the said town,' passed April 2, 1862,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee

of the whole.

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