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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 bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Fire Department of the village of Elmira," 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.

Mr. Sloan moved to take from the table the bill, entitled "An act to extend the charter of the New York and Harlem Railroad Company, and to determine the mode of using the same in the streets of New York."

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

Mr. Diven moved to take from the table the following resolutions :

Resolved (If the Assembly concur), That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to vote to place in the hands of the President of the United States, thirty millions of dollars to open negotiations for the purchase of Cuba.

Resolved (If the Assembly concur), That a copy of the foregoing resolution be transmitted to our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

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

Mr. Mather moved to postpone the consideration of the resolutions until one week from to-day.

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

Mr. Diven moved to amend the resolutions, by striking out all after the words “If the Assembly concur," and inserting as follows: “That the people of the State fully appreciate the importance of extending to the people of the Island of Cuba. the benefits and bles

sings of all the institutions of Freedom under which this State has prospered so abundantly, and they will welcome the incorporation of that Island into the Republic whenever that event can be accomplished by honorable treaty and those peaceable measures which become this powerful nation, and whenever there is the assurance that that Island will be governed by a constitution that shall secure the existence therein of liberal institutions and rewarded labor."

On motion of Mr. Mather, The subject was laid on the table, and the substitute ordered printed.

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

"An act to change the name of the Williamsburgh and Cypress Hill Plankroad Company."

“An act to amend the eighth title of chapter eight, of part third of the Revised Statutes, entitled “Of proceedings for the collection of demands against ships and vessels."">

"An act requiring county treasurers to file in the county clerk's office a report of the moneys and securities in their hands belonging to infants."

And after some time spent therein, Mr. Sloan, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said first mentioned bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading

Mr. Sloan, from said committee, reported progress on said second mentioned bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Sloan, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said third mentioned bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

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

"An act for the relief of Josiah Blackwell.
An act to incorporate the Brooklyn Academy of Music."

Assembly bill, “An act to authorize the Rochester Bank to reduce its capital stock."

And after some time spent therein, Mr. 0. B. Wheeler, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said first mentioned bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. O. B. Wheeler, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said second and third mentioned bills, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Truman, the Senate adjourned.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1859.

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

Mr. Johnson presented a petition of citizens of Knox, Albany co., for aid to the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Burhans presented a petition of the Common Council of the city of Schenectady, asking for a law to amend their city charter, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Schell presented a petition of the Chamber of Commerce, New York, asking for a repeal of the usury laws, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Mather presented a petition of Wm. Coventry and H. Waddell, in regard to the enlargement of the Champlain canal, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Truman presented a petition of citizens of Tioga county, to equalize freight on the New York and Erie railroad, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Mandeville presented a petition of citizens of Columbia co., for aid to the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Foote (for Mr. Noxon) presented a petition of trustees of Onondaga Academy, for relief, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Ames presented a petition of supervisors of the county of Oswego, asking the State to pay for a bridge over the Oswego canal, at Minetto, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Scott presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Saratoga Springs for an amendment of the excise law, which was read and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Scott presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Broadalbin and Mayfield, in the county of Fulton, for aid to the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to extend to all the counties in this State, the provisions of chapter 139, Laws of 1858, relative to the counties of Montgomery and Oneida,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Truman, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the petition of W. G. Vandenbergh and

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others, for authority to alienate certain real estate, reported a bill entitled "An act to authorize Wynant G. Vandenbergh, the only surviving member of the consistory of the Reformed Protestant Congregation of Halfmoon, Saratoga co., to alienate certain real estate belonging to said congregation," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Pratt, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed, the bills entitled as follows:

"An act requiring county treasurers to file in the county clerk's office, a report of the moneys and securities in their hands belonging to infants.

"An act to incorporate the Brooklyn Academy of Music.” "An act for the relief of Josiah Blackwell.''

“An act to change the name of the Williamsburgh and Cypress Hill Plankroad Company."

Mr. Foote, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend section 1, of chapter 216, of the Laws of 1850, in relation to the Troy Savings Bank, reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Foote, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the stockholders of the Buffalo City Bank, to reduce the capital stock of said bank, reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole

Mr. Smith, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the board of domestic missions of the Second Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, of Tarrytown," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Prosser, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the petition of Albert G. Sage, for relief, reported a bill entitled “An act for the relief of Albert G. Sage,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Prosser, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act concerning the navigation of the canals, and the collection of tolls," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with an amendment, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Prosser, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to supply the State Lunatic Asylum with water from the Chenango canal," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Loveland, from the committee on public printing, to whom was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the select committee appointed to investigate the health department of the city of New York, reported the following resolution :

Resolved, That 1,500 copies of the report of the select committee appointed to investigate the health department of the city of New York, with the accompanying documents, be printed for the Senate. of which 1,000 shall be for the use of the committee.

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

Mr. Loveland from the committee on public printing, to whom was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the Secretary of State, relative to pardons, commutations, &c., reported the following resolution:

Resolved, That ten extra copies of the report of the Secretary of State, relative to pardons, commutations of sentence, and restorations to citizenship, be printed for the use of each member of the Senate, and 500 for the Secretary of State.

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

Mr. Mandeville, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act in relation to a bridge across Buffalo creek, in the county of Erie," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Mandeville, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act requiring certain highway assessments worked on the turnpike road of the Schoharie Kill Bridge Company, to be worked under the direction of that Company, passed April 17, 1851," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Diven, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to change the name of William Johnson and Lizzie Jane Morrison, to William John Parker and Lizzie Jane Parker," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Diven, from a majority of the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide for the payment to John A. King, the amount of money paid by him for the troops stationed at Quarantine, Staten Island,' reported in favor of the passage of the same, with an amendment, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Scott, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to the compensation of justices of sessions of the county of Westchester," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Scott, from the committee on the judieiary, to which was

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