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to report complete, reported the same complete, with an amendment, and recommend its passage.

Mr. Smith, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled An act to consolidate the several acts relating to the Missionary society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, into one act, and to amend the same,' with power to report complete, reported the same complete, with an amendment, and recommend its passage.

Mr. Smith moved to strike out the amendments made by the committee to said bills, in the words following:

Add after the word “whomsoever” in the third line of the printed bill, "provided no person living in the State of New York, leaving a wife or child, or parent, shall devise or bequest to such corporation more than one-fourth of his or her estate, after the payment of his or her debts, and such devise or bequest shall be valid to the extent of such one-fourth."

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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The reports of the committee were then agreed to, and said bills ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Darling, from a majority of the committee on railroads, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the city of Buffalo to loan its bonds to the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad company,' passed April 15, 1858," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, and recommended its passage.

Mr. Diven moved to lay the report on the table.

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

Mr. Loveland, from the conmittee on State prisons, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the agent and warden of Auburn prison to sell certain lands belonging to the State," 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. Darling, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed, the bills entitled as follows:

“An act authorizing the Clerk of the county of Erie to record an assignment of a certain bond and mortgage."

"An act to extend the time for the completion of the court house, jail and clerk's office, in and for the county of Allegany."

"An act to amend the charter and change the name of the Ocean Insurance company."

"An act in relation to the courts of special sessions in the city and county of New York, and of the powers of police justices."

"An act for the relief of Ausable Plankroad company."

"An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend an act incorporating the village of Geneva, in the county of Ontario, passed May 6, 1837, passed April 14, 1855, and to confer powers on the board of trustees of that village for the year 1859."

Mr. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act in relation to the law department of the University of Albany,” 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 referred back to the committee, to report complete.

Mr. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act authorizing certain State officers to adjudicate and settle the claim of this State against Livingston county, on account of the defalcation of the late county treasurer of said county," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Halsted, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said bill referre 1 back to the committee, with power to report complete.

Mr. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide for the drainage of the low lands lying between the Ridge road and the north line of the trwn of Hartland, in the county of Niagara,” reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Lamont, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill referred back to the committee, with power to report complete.

Mr. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to enable the electors of the town of Kingston to vote by districts for town officers," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading

Mr. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the town and village of Canandaigua, in the county of Ontario, to purchase the old court house in said county, to pay for the same, and to fix upon the conditions of holding and using the same," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading

Mr. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assenbly bill entitled “An act to promote the public health in the town of New Utrecht, in the county of Kings," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

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The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the President announced the special order, being the final vote on the following resolutions :

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That section 1 of article 2 of the Constitution of this State be amended by striking out the following words: “ But no man of color, unless he shall have been for three years a citizen of this State, and for one year next preceding any election, shall have been seized and possessed of a freehold estate, of the value of two hundred and fifty dollars, over and above all debts and encumbrances charged thereon, and shall have been actually rated and paid a tax thereon, shall be entitled to vote at such election. And no person of color shall be subject to direct taxation, unless he shall be seized and possessed of such real estate as aforesaid."

Resolved (If the Senate 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.

Said resolutions were then read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said resolutions, 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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Pratt Mr. Williams being absent at the time the roll was called on the above resolutions, and having returned immediately after the vote was announced, asked unanimous consent to have his vote recorded in the affirmative. Objections being made, he was not allowed so to do.

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

Mr. Johnson moved a call of the Senate.

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

The President announced the special order, being the bill entitled "An act for the enlargement of the Clinton, Auburn and Sing Sing prisons, and for other purposes."

Mr. Ely moved that said special order be postponed until after reports of committees.

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

Mr. Ely, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of inspectors of election and district canvassers, in the city and county of New York," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Ely, from the comniittee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “ An act to amend the several acts relating to assessments for the opening, widening, altering or amending the streets, avenues and public places 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. Willianis, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assenibly bill entitled “An act authorizing the Napanock and Denning Plankroad company to convey a part of their road to the Honk Falls Plankroad company," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On mution of Mr. 0. B. Wheeler, and hy unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said bill referred back to the committee, with power to report complete.

Mr. Williams, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act authorizing the assessment of highway labor upon the Calicoon Depot and Rockland Turnpike road," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. O. B. Wheeler, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said bill referred back to the committee, with power to report complete.

Mr. Williams, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act for the relief of the commissioners of highways of the town of Hurley, in the county of Ulster," 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 amend an act entitled "An act to authorize the Rome and Oswego Road company to burrow money to rebuild and repair their road, and for other purposes, passed April 7, 1858," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with an amendment.

On motion of Mr. Ames, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said bill referred back to the committee, with power to report complete.

Mr. Diven, from a majority of the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to protect personal rights and liberties,” submitted a report in writing, accompanied by the foll wing resolution : Resolved, That said bill ought not to pass.

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Mr. John D. Willard, from the same committee, submitted a report in writing.

(See Doc. No. On motion of Mr. W. A. Wheeler, the reports were laid on the table, and ordered printed.

On motion of Mr. Mather, and by unanimous consent, Resolved, That the Attorney General be requested to communicate to the Senate, whether, in his opinion, the recent decision of the Court of Appeals in the matter of the Buard of Police, of the Metropolitan Police District against McCune, involves the payment of the salaries of the police force appointed by the old board, and their restoration to office, and if so whether the City or State is liable for the

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On motion of Mr. Mather, and by unanimous consent, Resolved, That the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled An act for the regulation and government of the Central Park in the city of New York, passed April 17, 1857, and further to provide for the maintenance and government of said park," be recommitted to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, with power to report complete.

Mr. Prosser, from a majority of the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act, prescribing the powers and duties in certain cases, of the Canal Board, the Canal Commissioners, and other officers whose duties relate to the canals of this State," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

Mr. Mather moved to lay the report on the table.

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

Mr. Mather moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee on canals.

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

Said bill was then committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide for the supply of the city of Brooklyn with water, with power to report complete, reported the same complete, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act in relation to taxes and assessments in the city of New York, and to amend the several acts in relation thereto,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, and recommended its passage.

Mr. Mather moved to lay the report on the table.

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

Mr. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An

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