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railway under the control of a British monopoly; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Chatfield presented a petition of the trustees of the high school in the city of Binghamton, for increased aid to Literature Fund; which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Graham, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to repeal section 27, 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, and to amend section 21 of said act," 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, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bilis entitled as follows:

"An act to enable the board of education of the village of Salem to borrow or raise by tax, money for school purposes, and to provide for the payment thereof with interest, if borrowed, by tax on said village."

"An act to authorize the surrogate of Albany county to issue letters of administration of the personal estate which was of Charles D. Mills, deceased, to his widow, Elizabeth P. Mills."

"An act to enable the electors of the town of Chatham, Columbia county, to vote by districts for town officers, and for other purposes." "An act to authorize the agent and warden of the Auburn prison to sell certain lands belong ing to the State."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An to authorize the construction and use of a railroad from the southerly side of Newtown creek, in the city of Brooklyn, to the village of Astoria, and through certain streets of said village,' passed May 5, 1863."

Mr. Winslow gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to regulate the fees of county clerks."

By unanimous consent, Mr. Foster asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate a railroad company to construct a railroad in the city and town of Oswego in the county of Oswego," 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. Tiemann asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 293 of the Laws of 1871," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Woodin asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to extend the time for the Citizens' Mutual Gas Light Company of Auburn to commence the transaction of its business," 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. Weismann asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the medical laws of the State 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 public health.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Cock asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act concerning the duties of assessors and collectors of taxes in the several towns and counties of the State, except in

the counties of New York and Kings," 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. Johnson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the improvemeut of the navigation of the Cayuga and Seneca canal," 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. Johnson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the formation of 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.

The bill entitled "An act to enable the board of education of the village of Salem to borrow or raise, by tax, money for school purposes, and to provide for the payment thereof with interest, if borrowed, by tax on said village," 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:

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

The bill entitled "An act to authorize the agent and warden of the Auburn prison to sell certain lands belonging 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, 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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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the Watervliet Turnpike Company to construct and maintain a railroad on their present road, and to extend the same into and through the village of West Troy and Cohoes and the town of Watervliet and the city of Albany, to increase the capital stock and to alter their corporate name,' passed April 15, 1862, by increasing the capital stock of the company for the purpose of paying the outstanding bonds thereof," 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,

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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 bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the construction and use of a railroad from the southerly side of Newtown creek, in the city of Brooklyn, to the village of Astoria, and through certain streets of said village,' passed May 5, 1863," 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:

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

The bill entitled "An act to authorize the surrogate of Albany county to issue letters of administration of the personal estate which was of Charles D. Mills, deceased, to his widow Elizabeth P. Mills," 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:

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

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the Harlem and New York Navigation Company to issue bonds and mortgage its real estate to secure the payment of the same," 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:

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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 incorporate the Onondaga County Milk Association," having been announced for a third reading. On motion of Mr. D. P. Wood, and by unanimous consent, said bill was amended as follows:

Section 10, line 4, engrossed bill, after the word "milk" insert the word "impure."

Same section, line 15, after the word "impure" insert the word "diluted."

Mr. D. P. Wood moved to recommit said bill to the committee on Agriculture, with instructions to amend the title by striking out the word "pure."

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

Mr. McGowan, from the committee on agriculture, to which was recommitted the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Onondaga County Milk Association," reported the same to the Senate, with an amendment, pursuant to instructions.

On motion of Mr. Bowen, and by unanimous consent, said bill was further amended, as follows:

Section 7, engrossed bill, strike out all after the word "corruption " in line 5.

Section 10, line 8, after the word "fine" insert the words "of said corporation for each offence."

Same section, line 8, strike out all after the word "dollars" down to and including the word "imprisonment," in line 10.

On motion of Mr. D. P. Wood, and by unanimous consent, said bill

was further amended as follows:

Section 10, line 8, strike out the word "punished" and insert the word "punishable."

Mr. Tiemann moved to recommit said bill to the committee on agricul

ture.

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

Said bill, as amended, 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:

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a mesage informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, with amendments.

Mr. Robertson offered the following:

Resolved, That the Senate hold an executive session this day, at 12 o'clock M.

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

Mr. Winslow offered the following:

Resolved, That a select committee of nine, consisting of a chairman and in addition one member from each of the judicial districts of the State, be appointed by the Senate, to whom shall be referred the bills on general orders, with power to select therefrom such bills as they may deem proper, and report the same complete. The committee shall hold open meetings at stated hours at some stated place, either in the Senate chamber or a committee room. It shall take no action upon any bill, except at a regular meeting of the committee, and with six members being present. They shall take up the bills in the order in which they stand upon the calendar of general orders; and in all cases the votes of six members of the committee shall be necessary to report a bill. No bill shall be reported by said committee, making an appropriation from the treasury of the State, or involving any claims against the State, nor any bill relating to city railroads, nor any bill reported for the consideration of the Senate, nor any bill from which a minority of a standing committee has dissented, nor any bill bonding towns for railroad purposes. The committee shall make a list of the bills so taken off by them, which list shall be read by the clerk, and if approved by a majority of all the members of the Senate, the said bills shall be ordered to a third reading. Any bill reported complete may, when a question of agreeing to the report of the committee is taken up, be referred back to the committee of the whole upon the demand of thirteen Senators. The Clerk of the Senate shall act as the clerk of the select committee.

Mr. Winslow moved to lay said resolution upon the table.

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; and, after some time spent therein,

The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the Senate went into executive session; and after some time spent therein, the doors were opened.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and resumed the consideration of general orders, pending at the time of going into executive session, being the bills entitled as follows:

“An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy and the sale of poisons in the city and county of New York."

"An act to allow the town of Bethany, Genesee county, to raise an increased amount of money for the support of roads and bridges in said town."

Assembly, "An act to authorize the city of Oswego to convey by deed certain land in said city."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Madden, from said commitee, 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. Madden, 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Baker introduced a bill entitled “An act to amend an act passed May 3, 1870, entitled 'An act to incorporate the

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