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On motion of Mr. Ames, Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms under the direction of the Lieutenant-Governor, provide for the exclusion from within the bar of the Senate and its Library rooms, of all persons not officially entitled to entrance therein.

Mr. Paterson called for the consideration of the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate be directed to invite the clergymen of the cities of Albany and Troy, and village of Greenbush, who have charge of religious congregations, to open the daily sittings of the Senate with prayer, and to attend in such order as shall suit their convenience.

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

On motion of Mr. Mather, Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the canals of this State, be referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Scott offered for the consideration of the Senate the following joint resolutions :

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That section 2, of article 2 of the Constitution of this state, be amended so as to read as follows:

Section 2. Laws may be passed excluding from the right of suffrage all persons who may be convicted of bribery, or an attempt to bribe, or of receiving or consenting to receive a bribe, or of any infamous crime; and also depriving every elector who shall make, or become directly or indirectly interested in, any bet or wager depending upon the result of any election, or who shall, in reference to any election, or with the intent to effect, wholly or in part, the result thereof, do any act prohibited by the laws of this State relating to elections, from the right to vote at such election, and from holding any

office voted for at such election. Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the foregoing amendment be referred to the Legislature to be chosen at the next general election of Senators, and that in conformity to section 1, of article 13 of the Constitution, it be published for three months previous to the time of such election. Ordered, That said resolutions be laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Noxon, Resolved, That all copies of the documents published by order of of the Senate, be trimmed and bound in paper covers, in the same manner as at the last session.

On motion of Mr. Noxon, Resolved, That the papers relative to the petition of Elizabeth Blum, be taken from the files and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Ely, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1859.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. Wyckoff.
The journal of yesterday, was read and approved.

The President appointed as the two members to be added to the committee on commerce and navigation, to whom is referred so much of the Governor's message as relates to Quarantine, Messrs. Ely and Laflin.

Mr. 0. B. Wheeler presented a petition of the trustees of the village of Middletown, Orange county, for the construction of gas works in said village, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Hubbell presented a petition of the receiver of the Farmers' Insurance company, for relief, which was read and referred to the committee on insurance companies.

Mr. Williams presented a petition of Hiram Merrick, for canal damages, which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Halsted presented a petition of the trustees of the village of Warsaw, for an alteration of the charter of said village, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. J. D. Willard, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 5, part 2d of the Revised Statutes," 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. J. D. Willard gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to courts of special sessions, courts of sessions, and police courts.

Mr. Ames gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to amend chapter 16, title 3, article 7, part Ist of the Revised Statutes.

Mr. Paterson gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to amend section 39, chapter 252, of the Laws of 1857.

Mr. Williams gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to the place of hearing and deciding appeals to the general term of the Supreme court, in certain cases.

Mr. J. A. Willard gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to enable the supervisor of the town of Lowville, the president of the board of trustees of Lowville academy, and the town clerk of the town of Lowville, to take and hold title to certain premises in Lowville, upon trust.

Mr. Hubbell gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act to provide for the incorporation of fire insurance companies, passed June 25, 1853.

Also a bill to amend title 21, chapter 20, part 1st of the Revised Statutes.

Also a bill to prohibit the business of insurance by companies or associations, unauthorized by law.

Mr. Halsted gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for certain expenses of government.

Also a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Warsaw, passed April 17, 1843."

Mr. Pratt gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill relative to the office of Inspector General.

Mr. Prosser gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill for the relief of I. Jewett White.

Mr. J. D. Willard gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill relative to the Troy Orphan asylum.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Scott asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of commissioners of deeds in the village of Ballston Spa," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Ames for Mr. Noxon, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act relative to the city of Syracuse," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Truman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled 6 An act for the relief of the New York State Inebriate asylum, and for other purposes," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Truman, said bill was referred to a select committee.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to repeal sections 7,8 and 13, of chapter 530 of the Laws of 1853," 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. Loveland asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to regulate removals, suspensions and appointents in the offices of the State Prisons," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on State prisons.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Scott asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act relative to boards of health in towns and villages," which was read the first time, and by unanmous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Brandreth asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to limit the responsibility of publishers, news venders and dealers in periodical literature, in certain cases,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Darling, Resolved, That the Senate will go into executive session at 12 o'clock, noon, on Wednesday of each week, until further ordered.

On motion of Mr. Scott, Resolved, That the concurrent resolutions relative to amending the Constitution, offered yesterday, be printed.

On motion of Mr. Ames, the Senate took a recess for thirty minutes.

The Senate again met. The President appointed as pages, Arthur Knight, John Stephenson, Charles Garlinghouse, Dwight Reed, Thomas P. Graham and George Schermerhorn.

The Clerk announced that he had appointed Alfred Hoyt, as Bank Messenger.

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

"An act to regulate the supply of stationery to members and officers of the Legislature," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Laflin, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading.

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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Spinola Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the same, without amendment.

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

"An act to provide for certain expenses of government,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Spinola presented a petition of Journey & Burnham, and others, in relation to the use of steam on Atlantic street, in the city of Brooklyn, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Spinola gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to limit taxation in the city of Brooklyn.

On motion of Mr. Paterson, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1859.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
No clergyman present.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved. '

Mr. Williams presented two petitions to equalize and systematize justices' and constables' fees in the several counties of this State, which were read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Boardman presented a petition of the trustees of Ovid academy, for amendment of the law passed in 1857, granting them a loan of $5,000, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Loveland, from the committee on State prisons, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to regulate removals, suspensions and appointments in the offices of the State prisons," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

The President presented the statement of dividends on stock of the Bank of America, remaining unclaimed for two years previous to the 1st of September, 1858, which was read, laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 6.) Mr. Diven gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the charter of the Republic Fire Insurance company.

Also a bill to prevent and punish prize fighting.

Mr. Foote gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to the extension of the Chenango canal.

Also a bill in relation to a claim of George F. Burn.

Also a bill authorizing the appraisal and payment of canal damages to Dan Ladd.

Also a bill for changing the name of Emrilous Janette Hadlock.

Mr. O. B. Wheeler gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to release the interest of the State in certain lands of which Henry Smith died seized to Thomas Smith.

Mr. Williams gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill authorizing the board of supervisors of the county of Wayne, to abolish the fees of the offices of county judge and surrogate, of said county.

Also a bill to amend an act passed April 17, 1854, entited “An act to incorporate the village of Lyons." (SENATE JOURNAL.]

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