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

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to revise, amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the village of Whitesboro," " 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.

"An act to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Clinton, to change the site of the county poor house buildings,"? which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

"An act to divide the county of Oswego, into three school commissioner districts, and to provide for the appointment of a school commissioner therein," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

"An act to amend the articles of association of the Mutual Bank of Troy,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

“An act to incorporate the Hahneman Medical Society," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on medical societies.

“An act to amend an act, entitled 'An act in relation to all companies transacting the business of life insurance within the State, passed April 8, 1851," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance companies.

“An act to amend an act, entitled "An act to incorporate the Bloomingdale Savings Bank, passed April 17th, 1854,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, informing that they had passed, without amendment, the following entitled bill:

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

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

Mr. Hubbell gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a b'll entitled “An act to amend the excise law, passed April 16, 1857.”

Mr. Brandreth gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to increase the compensation of constables attending courts in the county of Westchester;" also, a bill, entitled "An act to increase the compensation of assistant matrons of the Sing Sing Female prison;" also, a bill entitled "An act in relation to the compensation of justices of sessions, of the county of Westchester;" also, a bill entitled "An act to amend an act in relation to State prisons."

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Mr. Diven gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to increase the powers and duties of public administrators."

Mr. Smith gave notice that he would, at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the construction of a railroad through certain avenues and streets in the city of New York."

Mr. Paterson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to prevent the in prisonment of witnesses.

Mr. Scott gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the reduction of the capital stock of the Mohawk Bank, of Schenectady."

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Darling asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to perpetuate the evidence of the death of Nicholas Van Strophorst and others, passed May 13, 1846," 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. Brandreth asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorise the erection of a Lunatic asylum on the State Farm at Sing Sing,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on State prisons.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to amend an act passed April 17, 1854, entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Lyons,” 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. Diven asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to amend 8th title, of chapter 8, of part 3d of the Revised Statutes, entitled ' Of proceedings for the collection of demands against ships and vessels, as amended March 29, 1855,” 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Sloan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the New York and Harlem Railroad Company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Sloan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the act, entitled 'An act to reorganize the Warden's office of the port 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 commerce and navigation.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Spinola asked and obtained

leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled An act to incorporate the South Brooklyn Savings Institution, passed April 11, 1850,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on hanks.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Johnson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to regulate the sale of keg oysters,' passed April 10, 1849," 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 bill entitled "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," 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 foliows:

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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 enable agricultural and horticultural societies to extend a more perfect protection to their property and the property of exhibitors at fairs, and to allow the board of managers to appoint a police for that purpose," 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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Ames
Diven
Hubbell
Prosser

Truman
Boardman Ely

Laflin
Schell

W.A. Wheeler Brandreth Foote

Loveland
Scott

J. A. Willard
Darling
Halsted
Paterson
Smith

Williams 20 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The bill, entitled "An act authorizing the trustees of the village of Middletown, in the county of Orange, and State of New York, to permit the construction of gas works in said village,” 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.

Mr. Scott called for the consideration of 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:

82. Laws may be passed excluding from the right of suffrage all persons who have 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; 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 resolutions and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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

Mr. W. A. Wheeler moved that the Senate do now go into executive session.

Mr. Spinola raised the point of order that the motion was not in order, inasmuch as the Senate had heretofore fixed the time for going into executive session.

The President decided the point of order not well taken.

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion of Mr. W. A. Wheeler, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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The Senate then went into executive session; and after some time spent therein, the doors were opened, and legislative business resumed.

On motion of Mr. Smith, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1859.

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

Mr. Loveland presented the petition of P. E. Havens and others, for closing locks on the Sabbath, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Sehell presented the memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of New York, to reorganize the Warden's office of New York, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Darling, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to the New York and Harlem Railroad Company," 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 bill entitled “An act in relation to plank roads and turnpike roads, 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 bill entitled "An act to amend and change the name of the Lisle and Forestburgh plankroad company, and the Mount Hope and Lumberman's turnpike road company, and merge them into one,” 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 Assembly bill, entitled "An act to divide the county of Oswego into three School Commissioner districts, and to provide for the appointment of a school commissioner therein," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report

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