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act to amend the charter of the village of Oxford," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

By unanimous consent, Mr. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act authorizing Joshua W. Rappleye, of Farmersville, in the county of Seneca, to remove the remains of certain persons buried on his premises to the new cemetery ground in the town of Covert," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

The President appointed as the select committee on the petition of Henry C. Wetmore, claiming a seat in this body in place of W.G. Mandeville, Messrs. Laflin, Lamont and Scott.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole and proceeded to the consideration of the special order, being the bill entitled as follows:

"An act for ascertaining by proper proofs the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage, and to prevent fraudulent voting.

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

On motion of Mr. Johnson, said bill was made the special order for to-morrow, at 4 o'clock P. M.

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 referring the claim of Eli Chittenden and others." “An act in relation to the locks on the Chemung canal.”

"An act to amend the charter of the People's Loan and Relief company of the city of New York, passed April 17 1858."

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

Mr. J. A. Willard, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second mentioned bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. J. A. Willard, from said committee, reported progress on said last mentioned bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

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 in relation to costs in actions upon notes given to Mutual Insurance companies."

"An act for the enlargement of Clinton Prison."

"An act to increase the compensation of Assistant Matrons of the Sing Sing female prisons."

And after some time spent therein, Mr. Ames, from said com

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mittee, reported progress on said first and second mentioned bills, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

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

Mr. Loveland moved that the second mentioned bill be recommitted to the committee on State prisons, retaining its place on the general orders.

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

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

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That the concurrent resolutions in relation to Commissioners to examine public accounts, passed April 14th, 1858, be and the same are hereby rescinded.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Scott, the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1859.

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

A message from the Assembly was received and read, informing that they had concurred in the passage of the following entitled bills, without amendment:

“An act to authorize the reduction of the capital stock of the Mohawk Bank of Schenectady.”

"An act to amend the charter of the People's College, incorporated under chapter 193 of the Laws of 1853."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.

Mr. Mather presented a remonstrance of citizens of New York, against increase in rates of wharfage, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Also a petition and affidavits of John R. Timon of the city of Utica, to be confirmed as justice of the peace, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Schell presented a remonstrance of merchants of New York, against increase of rates of wharfage, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Burhans presented a memorial of J. W. Jones, of Schenectady, for a law for the punishment of frauds in banking, which was read and referred to the committee on banks.

Mr. Foote presented two petitions of the Smyrna Town Temperance society, and of 108 inhabitants of the town and county of Madison, for the passage of an act prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage, which were read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Diven presented a memorial of Wm. D. Murphy, for leave to explain his conduct as clerk of the committee on public buildings, which was read.

Mr. Spinola presented a remonstrance of citizens of Herkimer co., against the passage of the law relative to the support of poor in said county.

On motion of Mr. Spinola, Resolved, That the said petition and the bill entitled "An act to amend an act in relation to the support of the poor in the county of Herkimer, passed March 2, 1850, and for other purposes," be recommitted to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to retain its place on the calendar.

Mr. Williams, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act in relation to the Albany and Bethlehem Turnpike company," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Williams, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to require the boards of supervisors of Erie and Chautauque counties, to raise moneys to pay for the construction of a bridge across the Cattaraugus creek at Upper Irving, on the line between said counties," 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. Williams from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to revive and extend an act to provide for the laying out and constructing a road from Parishville to Long Lake, passed March 23, 1853, and the several acts amendatory thereof,” reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Noxon, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said bill recommitted to the same committee, to report complete.

Mr. Ely, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Union Stage company of Tremont,” 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. Loveland from the committee on public printing, to whom was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the Trustees of the State Library, reported as follows:

Resolved, That 1,500 copies of the report of the Trustees of the State Library, be printed for the use of the Trustees.

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

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

“ An act authorizing Joshua W. Rappleye, of Farmersville, in the county of Seneca, to remove the remains of certain persons buried on his premises, to the new cemetery ground, in the town of Covert."

"An act to amend the charter of the Sun Mutual Insurance company of New York."

"An act to increase the compensation of assistant matrons of the Sing Sing female prison."

“An act in relation to the locks on the Chemung canal.”
“An act referring the claim of Eli Chittenden and others.”

Mr. Spinola, from the select committee appointed to investigate the affairs and management of the Metropolitan Police, reported the testimony taken by said committee, in connection with said investigation.

Mr. Mather moved that the report of said committee be printed together with the testimony.

Mr. Laflin moved to lay that motion on the table.

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

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The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to excuse Mr. Truman, and it was decided in the affirmative.

When the name of Mr. Diven was called, that gentleman asked to be excused from voting.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to excuse Mr. Diven, and it was decided in the negative.

Mr. Diven moved to reconsider the vote ordering the printing of the report of the select committee to investigate the affiairs of the Metropolitan Police Commissioners.

The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, Mr. Noxon moved that the special order be postponed for forty minutes.

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

Mr. Diven moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table.

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

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Mr. Ames moved to take from the table the bill, and message of the Governor vetoing the bill entitled "An act relating to fisheries in the town of New Utrecht, in the county of Kings."

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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"An act to repeal an act to establish a Metropolitan Police district, and to provide for the government thereof."

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

Mr. Mather moved that said bill and the reports relative thereto, be made the special order for Tuesday next, at half-past 3 o'clock.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Mather asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to change the names of James Bryant, Agnes Bryant and Carl Bryant, of the city and county 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 the judiciary.

The question recurring on the question shall the bill entitled “An act relating to fisheries in the town of New Utrecht, in the county of Kings,” become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Gover

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The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative, two-thirds of all the members elected to the Senate, not voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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