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minority reports of the committee on commerce and navigation, reported in favor of the following resolution :

Resolved, That 500 extra copies of the reports of the majority and minority of the committee on commerce and navigation, on the subject of the act to regulate the wharfage in the cities of New York and Brooklyn, be printed for the use of the Senate.

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

Mr. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was recommitted the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the unpaid city taxes and city assessments on real estate in the city of Troy, for the years 1819 to 1855, inclusive, passed April 15, 1857,reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments.

On motion of Mr. John D. Willard, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill ordered referred back to the committee, to report complete.

Mr. O. B. Wheeler presented the evidence taken before the committee on public buildings, to whom was referred so much of the Governor's message as relates to the lobby.

Mr. Truman moved that said report do lay on the table and be not printed.

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

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

"An act to increase the number of directors of “ The Harlem Gas Light Company, of the city of New York."

Mr. Ely, from the select committee to which was referred the memorial of the Commissioners of the Croton Aqueduct department, reported in writing, and by bill entitled " An act to provide for the payment of two years' supply of Croton water furnished the State Prison at Sing Sing,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

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.) Mr. Ely presented the annual report of the Governors of the New York Hospital, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

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.) A niessage from the Assembly was received and read, informing that they had concurred in the passage of the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Mercantile Library Association, of the city of Brooklyn," with the following amendments.

Strike out all after the word 6 whom" in the 5th line of sec. 2d, and insert as follows:

“And three inspectors to serve at the next succeeding election, shall be electeil ainually at the time and in the manner provided for by the constitution of the said corporation, and shall hold office until their successors shall be elected, (but no member shall vote who

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is under sixteen years of age; nor any person who has not been a member for sixty days.")

Also strike out in the 4th line of section third, the words “next election," and insert the words "annual election to be held on the Thursday next succeeding the last Thursday in March, 1860.”

Also strike out in the 4th line of section four, the words " and by-laws."

Mr. Sloan moved that the Senate concur in the amendments, except so much as is in the words following: “but no member shall vote who is under sixteen years of age; nor any person who has not been a member for sixty days."

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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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in their amendments, except so much as above mentioned.

Mr. J. A. Willard gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to establish an Asylum in the village of Watertown, in the county of Jefferson, under the following title : “ The Home for Orphan and Destitute Children.”

Mr. Schell gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave ta introduce a bill to amend the charter of the Central American, Commercial and Industrial Company."

Mr. Ely gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to the publication of legal notices.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Halsted asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to enable the trustees of Alfred University to issue bonds," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Ely asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the publication of legal notices," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Noxon moved to recommit to the committee of the whole the bill entitled "An act relative to the public health in the city of New York."

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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FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Mandeville
Mather

Pratt
Schell

Scott
Smith

J. D. Willard 10

Burhans

0. B. Wheeler Ely

Mr. Mather moved that said bill be made the special order for Tuesday next at 12 o'clock.

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

The President announced the special order, being the Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide the means for the enlargement and completion of the canals of this State, specified in section 3, article 7 of the Constitution, for the fiscal year commencing October 1st, 1859, and for other purposes."

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of said bill.

And after some time spent therein, Mr. Darling, from said committee, reported progress on said bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Ames moved that said bill, together with the amendments, be printed and recommitted to the committee on canals, and that it be made the special order for Wednesday next, immediately after reading the journal.

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

The bill entitled "An act for the construction of a road from the town of Osceola, in the county of Lewis, to the town of Martinsburgh, in said county," 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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Ames
Ely
Loveland
Pratt

Truman
Boardman
Foote
Mandeville Prosser

W. A. Wheeler
Burhans
Ilaisted
Mather
Scott

J. A. Willard Darling Hubbell Noxon Smith

John D. Willard Diven Laflin Paterson Spinola

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

Mr. John D. Willard moved to take from the table the motion to reconsider the vote on the bill entitled "An act for the relief of the Town Insurance company of the town of Brunswick."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to id 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.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the afirmative, [SENATE JOURNAL.

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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 amend the charter of the University of Buffalo, and to authorize it to establish and maintain an Academical School,” 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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0. B. Wheeler John D. Willard 5 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The bill entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to amend the several acts incorporating the village of Owego, in the county of Tioga, passed April 9, 1851,” 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 making appropriations for the canal debt, and the maintenance of the canals, for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of October, 1859, and to supply a deficiency in a former appropriation," 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:

Boardman
Brandrech
Burhans
Darling
Diven

Ely
Foote
Halsted
Hubbell

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE,
Lallin

Paterson
Loveland

Pratt
Matber

Prosser
Noxon

Sloan

Smith
Spinola
Truman
J. A. Willard

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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 provide for ihe election of two additional Superintendents of the Poor in Ulster county,” 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 bili entitled "An act to provide for the performance of certain duties imposed upon a Canal Commissioner in cases where he may be disqualified from acting," 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.

Mr. Truman moved to recommit to the committee of the whole the bill entitled "An act to authorize the Middletown and Unionville plank road company to sell or mortgage their road."

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 affirınative,

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