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to extend their track in the city of Troy," reported a bill, entitled "An act to authorize the Troy & Boston Railroad Co. to erect a freight depot and construct a track in the city of Troy," 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. Smith, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend and extend an act to incorporate the St. David's Benevolent and Benefit Society of the city of New York, passed April 6, 1838,” 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. Paterson, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of James Hay, for a release of the interest of the State in land belonging to John G. Leake, deceased, reported a bill entitled "An act to determine the claim of James Hay to the real property and the proceeds thereof of John G. Leake, deceased," 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. Ely, from the select committee, to whom was referred at the last session of the Senate, the subject of the sanitary condition of the city of New York, reported a bill entitled "An act relative to the public health of the city of New York,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, requesting the concurrence of the Senate to the following entitled bill :

"An act to authorize the formation of companies for the recovery of stolen horses, and the apprehension of horse thieves,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on agriculture.

Mr. Johnson gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to suppress intemperance and to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors,' passed April 16, 1857.

Mr. Spinola gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to prevent the erection of buildings for Quarantine purposes on Long Island or Coney Island, in the county of Kings;" also, a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Bushwick Avenue and Grand Street Railroad Company in the city of Brooklyn."

Mr. Williams gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to division fences."

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Scott asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the auditing of accounts of ministerial officers for certain services and expenses, which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Scott (for Mr. W. A. Whee

ler) asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act enlarging the powers of the Board of Education of the village of Ogdensburgh,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Scott (for Mr. W. A. Wheeler) asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act authorizing the certificates of notaries public of other States and countries to be received in evidence with the same effect as the certificate of notaries public of this State,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Truman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled “An act to reduce the capital stock of the Cayuga and Susquehanna Railroad Company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Ames asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act authorizing the Canal Commissioners to pay for the construction of a bridge across the Oswego canal, in the town of Volney," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Ames asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to regulate the rates of wharfage in the cities of New York and Brooklyn," 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Ames asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled “An act to sell certain lands in the city of New York, and appropriate the avails thereof to the improvement of the canals,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

Mr, Ely moved that said bill be referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Ames moved to amend, by striking out “ cities and villages, and inserting commerce and navigation."

Mr. Mather moved to amend, by striking out commerce and navigation, and inserting " canals."

Mr. Mandeville moved to lay said bill on the table.

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

Mr. Ames moved to reconsider the vote just taken.

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

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

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion of Mr. Mather, to amend, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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Mr. Ely moved to lay the amendment (referring said bill to the committee on commerce and navigation) on the table.

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

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Ely

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Halsted
Mather

Scott
Johnson
Pratt

Smith
Mandeville Schell

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John D. Willard

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
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Hubbell
Loveland
Prosser

J. A. Willard
Boardman
Laflin
Paterson

W.A. Wheeler Williams Diven

11 The bill entitled "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," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would 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.
Ames
Ely
Loveland
Scott

0. B. Wheeler Boardman Halsted

Mather
Smith

W. A. Wheeler
Brandreth
Hubbell
Paterson
Spinola

J. A. Willard
Burhans
Johnson
Pratt
Truman

Williams
Diven
Laflin
Schell

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

The bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Brooklyn Academy of Music," 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.
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Lailin
Pratt
Smith

J. A. Willard Brandreth Mandeviile Schell

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John D. Willard Ely Mather Scott

O. B. Wheeler Williams Johnson

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Mr. Spinola moved to reconsider the vote just taken rejecting said bill.

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

The President then 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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7 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Spinola moved to recommit the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the Rochester Bank to reduce its capital stock," to the committee of the whole.

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

Said bill was then 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 passed the same, with amendments.

On motion of Mr. Mather, Resolved, that the memorial presented to the Legislature, January 15, 1857, in favor of the enlargement of the Champlain canal, and connecting it through Lake Champlain with the river St. Lawrence, and the great lakes, be referred to the Canal Board, with instructions to report thereon to the Legislature.

Mr. Pratt moved to take from the table the motion to reconsider the vote on the bill entitled "An act to authorize the adjustment of certain claims and their application upon a debt held by the State against the Bank of Orleans."

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

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion to reconsider, and it was decided in the affirmative. Said bill was then read a third time. (SENATE JOURNAL.]

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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, 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. Ames offered the following resolution, viz:

Resolvưd, That a respectful message be sent to the Hon. the Assembly, requesting it to transmit to the Senate the papers on its files relative to the petition of Addison G. Williams, Milton T. Butts, and Peter B. Williams, and that the same, when received, be referred to the committee on claims.

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

Mr. Pratt moved that 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," be referred to 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.

On motion of Mr. Diven, Resolved, That the Canal Board be respectfully solicited to communicate for the information of the Senate, whether in the opinion of the said board, it is desirable for the interest of the State, that any cut stone or composite lock should be built on the Chemung canal, of the present dimension; and whether any new lock should be built by taking out the old foundation, so long as such foundation remains sound and in place, until the present enlargement of the Erie canal is completed; also, whether in case from displacement or other causes it becomes necessary to put in new foundation, it would be policy to construct the locks upon such new foundation, whether of wood or stone, of the length and width of the present enlarged locks on the Erie canal.

Mr. Halsted moved to take from the table the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Clerk be directed to purchase for the Library two copies of the Laws of 1846.

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

Mr. Halsted moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words 6 Clerk be directed to purchase, and insert in lieu thereof,

Secretary of State be requested to furnish;” also, add after the words “for the," the word “ Senate."

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