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In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. O. B. Wheeler asked and obtained leave. to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the relief of Elizabeth Farrelly," 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. Mather moved to reconsider the reference of the bill to the judiciary committee, entitled "An act to repeal 'An act to establish a Metropolitan Police District, and to provide for the government thereof, passed April 15, 1857," and that the same be referred to the select committee who had the matter in charge at the last session.

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

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Sloan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act, entitled An act to incorporate the Brooklyn City Hospital, passed May 8, 1845," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

On motion of Mr. Darling, Resolved, That the petition and papers of Spencer, Farwell, Cook & Co., be taken from the files of the Senate and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Prosser called for the consideration of the following concurrent resolutions:

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur herein,) That the Legislature of New York fully approve the memorial presented to the Congress of the United States, by the Canal Board and the Canal Commissioners, requesting payment of the moneys advanced from the Canal Revenues of the State for the construction of the breakwater in the harbor of Buffalo, and petitioning the General Government to enlarge, improve and protect all the harbors on the chain of lakes, serving as ports of shipment for property destined for the canals of this State.

Resolved, That the Governor be respectfully requested to transmit copies of said memorial, and the preceding resolution, to the Senators and Representatives in Congress from this State, with the request of the Legislature that they will advocate the passage of the laws necessary to secure the objects sought by said memorial; and also to transmit copies thereof, and of these resolutions, to the Governors of the States adjacent to the lakes, or intérested in their commerce and navigation.

Mr. Mather moved to refer the resolutions to the canal committee.

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

Mr. Scott moved to take from the table the following resolutions:

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

§ 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 for which he shall receive votes 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 one, of article thirteen 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 all after the word “persons," in lines four and five, and inserting the words “who has been or may be convicted of bribery, of larceny, or of any infamous crime, or who may be convicted of receiving or consenting to receive a bribe.”

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,
Said resolutions were laid on the table and ordered printed.

Mr. Ames called for the consideration of the following concurrent resolution :

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That a committee of three from each branch of the Legislature be appointed to co-operate with three commissioners, to be appointed by the Governor, to confer with the authorities of the State of New Jersey, for a site for the Quarantine, and in case of failure to secure a cession from New Jersey, that then they report to the Legislature a plan or plans for the establishment of a permanent location for such Quarantine; and that the Governor be requested to invite the cooperation of the General Government to act with the committee and commission in such establishment.

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 affirmative.

Mr. Mandeville moved that when the Senate adjourn to-day, it adjourn to meet on Monday evening next, at 7 o'clock.

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

W. A. Wheeler

Schell

Sloan

Burhans
Hubbell

Johnson
Mandeville

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Paterson

Smith
Pratt

Spinola
Prosser

Truman
Scott

O. B. Wheeler
J. A. Willard
John D. Willard

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Mr. John D. Willard called for the consideration of the following resolution.

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a joint committee be appointed, consisting of three Senators and five members of the Assembly, to prepare and report joint rules of the Senate and Assembly.

Mr. John D. Willard moved to amend, by striking out all after the word “ Resolved," and insert the words “ that a committee of three be appointed on the part of the Senate, to act with the committee already appointed on the part of the Assembly, as a joint committee to revise the joint rules of the Senate and Assembly."

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. Prosser, Resolved, That the State Engineer report to the Senate at his earliest convenience, the practicability and safety of so lengthening the chamber of the locks on the Erie, Oswego, and Cayuga and Seneca canals, by removing the lock gates nearer to the end of the locks, as to admit a boat one hundred and thirty feet long, instead of ninety-seven feet, the present length; and should the Engineer be of opinion that so much increase of length will, in any manner endanger the safety of the locks, to report what increase, if any, may in his judgment be thus obtained, with entire safety, and what will be the expense thereof, as nearly as can now be readily ascertained ; and how soon such change, if any, can be made.

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 to authorize John N. Hungerford to sell and convey his stock and interest in the Geo. Washington Bank;" also, the bill entitled "An act to discontinue part of a public highway in the town of Goshen, Orange co;" also, the bill entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of commissioners of deeds in the village of Ballston Spa."

After some time spent thereon, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Sloan, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first and second mentioned bills, which report was agreed to, and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

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

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 to amend an act entitled 'An act relative to the payment of expenses for local improvements in the late village and city of

Williamsburgh, and to actions and proceedings in respect thereto, passed March 20, 1857;" also, the bill entitled "An act in relation to courts of special sessions, courts of sessions, and police courts."

And after some time spent therein, the President resumed the Chair, and Mr. Mather, 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. Mather, from said committee, reported progress on said second mentioned bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

The President appointed as the select committee on the part of the Senate, to revise the joint rules, Messrs. John D. Willard, Paterson and Foote.

On motion of Mr. Paterson, The Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1859.

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

Mr. Foote presented a petition of citizens of Sherburne village, in the county of Chenango, asking for the passage of an act to consolidate and amend the several acts in relation to the said village, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Williams presented a petition of superintendents of the poor of Wayne county, for the better regulation and keeping of the poor house in said county of Wayne, which was read and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Loveland, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the annual report of the Commissioners of the Canal Fund and of the Auditor, reported the following resolution :

Resolved, That one hundred copies of the annnal report of the Commissioners of the Canal Fund and of the Auditor, be printed for the use of the Canal Department,

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.

Mr. Scott asked and obtained leave of absence until Wednesday next.

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

“Au act to discontinue part of a public highway in the town of Goshen, Orange eounty." (SENATE JONRNAL.)

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"An act to provide for the appointment of commissioners of deeds in the village of Ballston Spa."

"An act to authorize John N. Hungerford to sell and convey his stock and interest in the Geo. Washington Bank."

Mr. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Warsaw, passed April 17, 1843," 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. Laflin from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the payment of certain moneys to the Ingham University," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

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

“An act to legalize the acts of the assessors of the village of Wolcott, in making and completing the assessment roll of said village," 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.

Mr. Pratt gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to preserve and protect the public records."

Mr. Halsted 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 divorces."

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Scott asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend title one, of chapter two, of the fourth part of the Revised Statutes, relative to proceedings to prevent the commission of crimes," 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 asked and obtained 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," 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 revise the charter of the village of Binghamton," 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.

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 to enable agricultural and horticultural societies to ex

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