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Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the removal of obstructions from the outlet of Cayuga lake and the channel of the Seneca river,' passed April 13, 1858, and the several acts amendatory thereof, being chapter 465 of the Laws of 1862, and chapter 304 of the Laws of 1868," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Baker, and by unanimous consent, said bill was ordered considered in the first committee of the whole.

Mr. Lewis, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to improve the navigation of the Baldwinsville canal,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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 authorize the construction of a street railroad from the city of Auburn to Willow Brook, in the town of Owasco."

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the removal of obstructions from the outlet of Cayuga lake and the channel of the Seneca river,' passed April 13, 1858, and the several acts amendatory thereof, being chapter 465 of the Laws of 1862, and chapter 304 of the Laws of 1868.

“An act making an appropriation for the improvement of the wagon road leading westerly from the Adirondack railroad depot in the town of Hadley, Saratoga county, to Beecher's Hollow in the town of Edinburgh, in said county, a distance of eighteen miles.”

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 and second named bills, which report was agreed to, and said bills ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Lewis, 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 to a third reading.

Mr. D. P. Wood, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act making appropriations for certain expenses of government, and for supplying deficiencies in former appropriations,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. D. P. Wood moved that said bill be made a special order for tomorrow morning at 12 o'clock, m.

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. D. P. Wood, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to establish and maintain an institution for the reliet

' of indigent and disabled soldiers and sailors of the State of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. D. P. Wood, from the coifmittee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to provide for the adjustment and payment for services and disbursements made and rendered for the Seneca Nation of Indians by Frank A. Newell while attorney for said nation," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments.

On motion of Mr. Allen, and by unanimous consent, said bill was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to

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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

McGowan Winslow
Allen
Chatfield Harrower Madden

D. P. Wood
Baker
Cock
Johnson Wagner

J. Wood Benedict Dickinson Lowery Weismann 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, with an amendment.

Mr. D. P. Wood, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act making an appropriation for the improvement of the navigation of Peconic river, in the county of Suffolk," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the New York and Canada Bridge and Tunnel Company," with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, with the following amendments :

Section 1, line 6, engrossed bill, strike out the words “from some point below Squaw Island."

Strike out sections 16, 17, 18, and 19, and change the numbers of subsequent sections to correspond. Section 20, strike out all after the word “subscribed," in line 13,

and insert in lieu thereof the words “the same shall be distributed pro rata among the subscribers."

Section 21, line 1, strike out the word “five,” and insert in lieu thereof the word “twenty."

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, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

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Adams
Chatfield Johnson

Madden

Weismann
Allen
Cock
Lewis
Perry

Winslow
Baker
Foster

Lowery Tiemann D. P. Wood Benedict Harrower McGowan Wagner Woodin Bowen

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

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

“An act to regulatc elections in the city of Brooklyn.” Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

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

"An act making appropriations for the support of government." Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly,

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 an act entitled An act to provide for widening the Coney Island Plank-road in the county of Kings, and for the subsequent management thereof,' passed May 15, 1868."

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“An act to authorize the city of Rochester to borrow money

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pay off its present debt for Arsenal square improvement, and to issue its bonds for the payment of the same.”

"An act in relation to the unadjusted claims of the soldiers in the war of 1812."

“An act to release to Mary Ann Black certain real estate in the city of Auburn, in the county of Cayuga, of which Archibald Black, her late husband, died seized.”

“An act authorizing John Rosekrans, of Wayland, in the county of Steuben, to remove the remains of certain persons buried on his premises to the Wayland Cemetery, in said town."

"An act to authorize the common council of the city of Syracuse to construct a trunk sewer in Harrison street and raise

money

for the same."

“An act authorizing the commissioners of public charities and correction in the city of New York to acquire title to portions of Ward's Island, and the water rights surrounding the same.”

“An act in relation to making and repairing highways and bridges in the town of Flatlands, in Kings county.

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

Mr. Paliner, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled An act to amend an act 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,' passed April 7, 1871,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Lowery, from the committee on manufactures, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Mechanics' and Traders' Exchange of the city of Brooklyn,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Benedict asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend section i of chapter 438 of the Laws of 1872,' passed April 29, 1872,' which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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 relating to assessments and other proceedings relative to local improvements and public work in the city of New York."

Assembly, "An act to incorporate the Queens Railway Company."

Assembly, "An act to authorize the South Side Railroad Company of Long Island to build or purchase branches, extend its main line and to purchase the stock of the New York and Flushing Railroad Company, the Far Rockaway Branch Railroad Company and Rockaway Railway Company of Queens county, New York, and of the Hunter's Point and South Side Railroad Company, also of Queens county, New York, and to consolidate the said companies, or any two or more of them, into one corporation, and also to use stean dummies.”

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Harrower, from said committee, reported progress on the first named bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Harrower, 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 to a third reading.

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

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to release the interest of the people of the State of New York in the real estate of which William Long, late of Minerva, Essex county, died seized to Isaac Hagen," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to release to Frederick Schleuter all the right, title, and interest of the people of the State of New York in and to certain premises in the town of Northfield, in the county of Richmond, and to confirm the title to said premises," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to appoint commissioners of parks for the State of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act in relation to the service of citations on lunatics and idiots,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to incorporate the French Emigration Society of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to wills,' passed April 23, 1864,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend chapter 368 of the Laws of 1865, entitled 'An act for the incorporation of societies or clubs for certain social and recreative purposes, as amended by an act passed May 1, 1865,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act in relation to proceedings for the safe keeping and care of lunatics,” reported adversely thereto, which report was agreed to.

Mr. Chatfield moved that the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled Au act to incorporate the city of Binghamton, passed April 9, 1867, and the several acts amending the same,' passed April 7, 1871," 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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Mr. Johnson moved that the Assembly bill entitled “An act to establish and maintain an institution for the relief of indigent and disabled soldiers and sailors of the State 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.

Mr. D. P. Wood moved that the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend section 156 of article 4 of chapter 3 of title 2 of part 4 of the Revised Statutes in relation to bodies of deceased convicts at Auburn State prison,” 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. Palmer, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was recommitted the bill entitled “An act in relation to courts and justices in the city and county of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the resolutions introduced by Senator Tiemann relative to the city of New York, reported by bill entitled "An act relating to the local government of the city of New York,” and recommend its

passage. Mr. Palmer moved that said bill be made the special order for to-morrow morning immediately after the reading of the journal, and that the Clerk be directed to have the bill printed.

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 general orders, being the Assembly bill entitled as follows:

"An act to amend an act 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,' passed April 7, 1871."

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

On motion of Mr. D. P, Wood, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1872.

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

Mr. D. P. Wood moved that the special order set down for this hour be postponed for fifteen minutes. [SENATE JOURNAL.

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