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first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on agriculture.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. J. A. Willard asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Company," 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.

Mr. Scott moved to take from the table the following concurrent 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 affect, 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.

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

Mr. Scott moved to amend, by striking out the words “ voted for at such election, and inserting "for which he shall receive votes at such election."

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

Mr. Paterson moved to lay the resolution on the table.

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

On motion of Mr. Scott, Resolved, That the papers on file, relative to the claim of Henry A. Van Wie, for canal damages, be taken from the files, and referred to the committee on claims.

On motion of Mr. Scott, Resolved, That a committee of three Senators be appointed to revise the rules of the Senate.

Mr. Paterson offered, for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, That the papers on file relating to the Stockbridge Indians, be taken from the files and referred to the committee on Indian affairs.

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

Mr. Foote offered, for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, That 2,000 extra copies of the report of the Superintendent of the Banking Department, be printed for the use of the Senate.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing

Mr. O. B. Wheeler offered, for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, That the committee on public buildings, to whom was referred so much of the Governor's message as relates to the lobby, be authorized to send for persons and papers, when, in the judgment of the committee, the public interests may require.

Mr. Ames moved to lay the resolution on the table.

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

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Mr. Truman moved to amend, by adding the following : “ but only in one case at a time, without further authority from the Senate."

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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Mr. Halsted offered, for the consideraton of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, That the Clerk procure 100 diagrams of the Senate Chamber, for the use of the members and officers of the Senate.

Mr. Boardman moved to amend, by striking out “100” and inserting “500.

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 resolution, as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Halsted, Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the finances of the State, be referred to the committee on finance.

The President appointed as the select committee to revise the rules of the Senate, Messrs. Scott, Pratt and Halsted.

The President presented the reply of the State Engineer and Surveyor, as to what railroads had not made the proper statements. Ordered, That said reply be laid on the table, and printed.

(See Doc. No. 13.) A message from the Assembly was received and read, informing that they had passed, without amendment, the following entitled bill :

"An act to amend chapter five, part second of the Revised Statutes." Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

On motion of Mr. Schell, The Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1859.

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

Mr. Williams presented a petition of citizens of the town of Sodus, Wayne co., for a ferry across Big Sodus bay, which was read and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Truman presented a petition from citizens of the village of Binghamton, for an amendment of their village charter, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Diven, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the petition of Willis P. Collins and Henry A. King, for an act to authorize the adjustment of certain claims, reported a 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," 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. Foote, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend title 3, chap. 4, part 2 of the Revised Statutes, and chapter 430, of the Laws of 1837," 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 bill entitled "An act to incorporate the German Savings Bank, in the city of New York," 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. John D. Willard, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the relief of Lewis Clement,” 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. Loveland from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print 2,000 extra copies of the report of the Superintendent of the Bank Department, reported the following resolution :

Resolved, That 1,000 extra copies of the report of the Superintendent of the Banking Department, 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. there is Mr. Loveland, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report of the Managers of the Western House of Refuge, reported the following resolution:

Resolved, That five hundred extra copies of the report of the Managers of the Western House of Refuge, be printed for the use of the Managers.

Mr. Paterson moved to amend, by striking out “500,” and inserting “1,000.”

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

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

Mr. Scott, from the select committee on rules, reported the rules and orders of the Senate for 1859, which were laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No.,11.) The President presented the reply of the Comptroller, transmitting the contract for public printing, which was referred to the committee on public printing, and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 12.)

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Mr. Scott gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend section fifty-three, part two, chapter six, title four of the Revised Statutes, relative to suits against heirs and devisees."

Mr. Scott gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend title 1, of chapter 2, of the fourth part of the Revised Statutes, relative to proceedings to prevent the commission of crimes.”

Mr. Pratt gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to enlarge the powers of boards of supervisors."

Mr. W. A. Wheeler gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act requiring all fees and accounts of magistrates and other officers, for criminal proceedings, which are chargeable to towns, to be audited by boards of town auditors ;” also, a bill, entitled "An act to confirm the proceedings of the board of supervisors of the county of Franklin, in the erection of the town of Brighton, in said county ;" also, a bill, entitled "An act to exempt the firemen of the village of Malone, from the payment of poll taxes."

Mr. Truman gave notice that he would at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the charter of the village of Bingham

ton.”

Mr. Ely gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to incorporate the New York Bay Steamboat Company.'

Mr. Johnson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to the sale of keg oysters.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Foote asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the completion of the Chenango canal, by its extension to the Pennsylvania State line," 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. Mather asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to repeal an act to establish a Metropolitan Police District, and to provide for the government thereof, passed April 15, 1857,” 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. Ely asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the theatres in the city 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 incorporation of cities and villages.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Halsted asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act for the payment of certain moneys to the Ingham University," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

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