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After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Dickinson, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Dickinson, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill, with the title amended so as to read "An act to amend section 238 of the Code of Procedure," which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the Assembly bill entitled as follows:

"An act to amend sections 2 and 3 of chapter 485 of the Laws of 1872, entitled 'An act to amend chapter 12 of the Laws of 1872, entitled An act prescribing the officers and employees that may be elected, appointed or employed, by the Senate and Assembly, fixing the salary and compensation thereof, and regulating the proceedings of investigating committees, and providing for the payment of the expenses thereof." After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. McGowan, from said committee, reported progress on said named bill, and asked leave to sit again.

Mr. Wood moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of said bill, and that the same be ordered to a third reading and printed.

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

Mr. Johnson offered the following:

Resolved, That the Comptroller be respectfully requested to transmit to the Senate, as soon as practicable, the name of each and every officer and employee of the Senate, at the last session of the Legislature; the capacity in which each was employed; the services and time of service rendered by each; the amount of pay received by each; to whom paid, and upon whose certificate for services rendered in each case.

Mr. Laning moved to amend said resolution by inserting, after the word "Resolved," the words "(if the Assembly concur.)"

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

On motion of Mr. Laning, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended in order that said resolution might be considered immediately. Mr. Laning moved to amend said resolution by inserting the words "and Assembly" after the words "employee of the Senate."

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

Mr. Selkreg, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the pamphlet relating to Pauper and Destitute Children, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That 2,000 extra copies of the pamphlet relating to Pauper and Destitute Children, by Wm. P. Letchworth, being an extract from the Eighth Annual Report of the State Board of Charities, be printed for the use of the Board.

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

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

Mr. Selkreg, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the pamphlet relating to Out-door Relief, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That 2,000 extra copies of the pamphlet relating to Out-door Relief, by Martin B. Anderson, being an extract from the Eighth Annual Report of the State Board of Charities, be printed for the use of the Board.

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

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

Mr. Selkreg, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the Proceedings on the Reception of William Cullen Bryant, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That 3,000 copies of the Proceedings of the Legislature on the Reception of William Cullen Bryant, embracing the addresses of the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House, and the responses of Mr. Bryant, be printed for the use of the Legisla

ture.

Mr. Laning moved to amend the report by striking out "3,000," and inserting in lieu thereof "1,000."

Mr. Lord moved to amend said amendment by striking out the word Legislature," lastly occurring, and inserting in lieu thereof the word "Governor."

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

Mr. Madden moved to amend the amendment of Mr. Laning by striking out" 1,000," and inserting in lieu thereof "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 motion of Mr. Laning, as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative.

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said report, as amended, and it was decided in the negative.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have non-concurred in the passage

of the same.

Mr. Middleton offered the following:

Resolved, That there be printed for the use of the Senators 320 copies of the new Constitution, being ten copies for each member, to be distributed by the Clerk.

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

A message from the Assembly was received and read, as follows:

IN ASSEMBLY, Feb. 19, 1875.

Pursuant to a concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, the Governor returned the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 49 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act to amend the act entitled An act in relation to preferred causes in the supreme court and court of appeals,' passed April 5, 1860."

The vote upon the final passage of said bill having been reconsidered, on motion of Mr. Waehner, and by unanimous consent, the same was amended as follows:

Amend the title of the bill by inserting the word "further," after the word "act," in line 1, engrossed bill.

Section 1, line 7, engrossed bill, after the word "hereby," insert the word "further."

Insert, after the word "follows," line 7, engrossed bill, the following words:

"Section 1. Section 1 of the act entitled 'An act in relation to preferred causes in the supreme court and court of appeals, passed April 5, 1860,' is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

And as amended passed, and ordered sent to the Senate for concur

rence.

By order,

HIRAM CALKINS, Clerk.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider the vote by which said bill was passed, 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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The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, as amended, 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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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same, as amended.

Mr. Thompson, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the election of town auditors of the several towns of this State, and to prescribe their powers and duties," reported that they have had the same under consideration, and directed their chairman to report the same to the Senate for its consideration, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. On motion of Mr. Johnson, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1875.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Lowery presented a petition of the common council of the city of Utica for the passage of a law authorizing the construction of an outlet under the Erie canal for sewage purposes; which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Ledwith presented a petition of property owners of New York city for an act discontinuing a part of avenue B, in said city; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend section 20 of title 15, chapter 18, part 1 of the Revised Statutes in relation to gas-light companies," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, the title amended to read "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of gas-light companies,' passed February 10, 1848," and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to release certain lands which have escheated to the State to Eliza Blain, widow of John Blain, late of the city of Buffalo," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 315 of the Laws of 1873, entitled 'An act to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to laying out of public roads and the alteration thereof,' reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, the title. amended by adding, at the end thereof, the words "passed April 28, 1873," and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide for the discharge of judgments against persons discharged under the United States bankrupt law," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the American Sabbath Tract Society," reported adversely thereto, which report was agreed to, and said bill rejected.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Richfield Union Agricultural Society," reported adversely thereto, which report was agreed to, and said bill rejected.

Mr. Thompson, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the county of Essex to borrow money for the purpose of enlarging, repairing, and improving its county poor-house, and to authorize the issue of bonds and provide for the payment thereof," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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

"An act to amend section 238 of the Code of Procedure."

"An act in relation to the treatment of animals."

Mr. Wood, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to equalizing the assessment and collection of taxes," reported that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed their chairman to report the same for the consideration of the Senate, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Wood, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act in relation to the census or enumeration of the inhabitants of this State," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows: "An act to confirm the proceedings of the board of supervisors of the county of New York in the authorization of the appointment of assistant keepers at the county jail in said county, and for the relief of the persons so appointed," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

"An act making appropriations for the payment of the principal and the interest of the canal debt for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of October, 1875, and to provide for the payment of the principal and interest of the debt contracted under section 12 of article 7 of the Constitution," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

"An act making an appropriation to pay the expenses of the collection of tolls, superintendence, ordinary repairs, and maintenance of the canals for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of October, 1875," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

"An act to reappropriate moneys for construction of new work upon and extraordinary repairs of the canals of this State, and for payment of awards made by the Canal Appraisers," which was read the first time,

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