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A message was received from the Governor transmitting a communication from the War Department relative to ceding to the United States certain property at Willet's Point.

Mr. Wood moved that the same be referred to the committee on commerce and navigation, and printed.

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

(See Doc. No. 10.)

Mr. Dayton offered the following:

Resolved, That 1,000 copies of the report of the New Capitol Commissioners be printed for the use of the Commissioners.

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

Mr. Selkreg, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the Governor's Message, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That 2,500 copies of the Governor's Message in paper covers, and 250 copies thereof bound in cloth, be printed for the use of the Executive Department.

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

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

Mr. Dickinson offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That 5,000 copies of the Comptroller's report be printed; 3,500 copies for the Legislature, and 1,500 copies for the use of the Comptroller.

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

The Clerk designated the following persons as reporters for the public press for the session of 1875:

John H. Farrell, Associated Press; C. H. Sewall, American Press Association; Wm. H. McElroy, Albany Evening Journal; Charles J. Hailes, Albany Argus; Wm. H. Bogart, New York World; George W. Bull, Buffalo Commercial Advertiser; Addison A. Keyes, Albany Express: E. A. Bradford, New York Times; Nathan Comstock, New York Mail; A. M. Solteldo, Jr., New York Telegram; W. E. Kisselburgh, Troy Times; George H. Levy, Troy Press; Carroll E. Smith, Syracuse Journal; A. N. Cole, Elmira Advertiser; Henry L. Lamb, Watertown Times; S. C. Tabor, Elmira Gazette; M. W. Van Auken, Auburn Daily Advertiser; John Clark, Brooklyn Argus; George Manson, Brooklyn Union; E. J. Loomis, Chenango Telegraph; James B. Swain, Editorial Bureau; O. C. Bentley, Owego Times.

Mr. Laning offered the following:

Resolved, That the message of the Governor upon the subject of affairs in the State of Louisiana be taken from the table and made a special order for the consideration of the Senate on Thursday next immediately after the reading of the journal.

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

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Mr. Johnson moved to take from the table the message of the Governor, and that the consideration of the same be made a special order for Wednesday next immediately after the reading of the journal.

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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On motion of Mr. Madden, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1875.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. King presented a petition from the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York in relation to the amendments to the act establishing a court of arbitration; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

The President presented the Annual Report of the Treasurer of the State of New York; which was laid upon the table and ordered printed. (See Doc. No. 5.)

By unanimous consent, Mr. King asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act relating to the court of arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, and to provide for the expenses thereof and for appeals therefrom," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. McGowan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Farm Buildings Fire Insurance Company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance.

By unanimous consent, Mr. King asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the incorporation of villages," 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 villages.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Laning asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 365 of the Laws of 1862, entitled 'An act to authorize the discharge of mortgages of record in certain cases,' ,"" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, M. Laning asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to legalize certain proceedings of the common council of the city of Buffalo," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Laning asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to convey to creditors a just division of the estates of debtors who convey to assignees for the benefit of creditors,' passed April 13, 1860, and the acts amendatory thereof," which was read the first time, and by unanimous. consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Selkreg asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act relating to the supreme court library at Binghamton," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Selkreg asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the Utica, Ithaca and Elmira Railroad Company to extend their road, and for other purposes," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Booth asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish regulations for the port of New York,' passed April 16, 1857," 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. Wood gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for the organization of savings banks, for their supervision, and for the administration of their affairs."

By unanimous consent, Mr. Thompson, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to confirm and legalize the proceedings of a special town meeting, held in and for the

town of Gallatin, in the county of Columbia, and State of New York, on the 5th day of November, 1874, and to authorize and empower the board of town auditors of said town of Gallatin, in pursuance of the vote and decision of said special town meeting, to issue bonds of said town in lieu of bonds issued by commissioners appointed for said town by the county judge of said county, in aid of the Rhinebeck and Connecticut Railroad Company, and accrued interest and expenses to the amount of twenty-seven thousand dollars, and to transfer and deliver to one Thomas Cornell all shares of stock of said railroad company (four hundred and fifty shares), issued and delivered to said town, upon receiving from said Cornell, in consideration of said four hundred and fifty shares of said stock, said bonds of said town to the amount of twenty thousand dollars and accrued interest," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Cole offered the following:

Resolved, That 500 copies of the report of the Trustees of the New York State Institution for the Blind be printed for the use of the trustees of said institution.

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

Mr. Wood offered the following:

Whereas, It appears from the official report of the Commissioners to revise the statutes, transmitted to the Legislature at this present session, that the said Commissioners have been unable to accomplish as much work upon the revision as they expected, and as they stated in their report of last year that they would be able to accomplish; and,

Whereas, The said report of this year also states that they are deficient in the effective force necessary to enable them to discharge their duties in a manner satisfactory to themselves, and in accordance with the just expectations of the public; therefore,

Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary inquire whether any, and if any, what action is required for the purpose of facilitating and expediting the revision of the statutes, and that they have power to report by bill or otherwise.

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

Mr. Jacobs moved to take from the table the motion to refer to a special committee of three the message of the Governor upon affairs in the State of Louisiana.

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. Jacobs moved to take from the table the message of the Governor relative to affairs in the State of Louisiana.

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. Laning moved to take from the table the said message, and that the same be made the special order for to-morrow immediately after the reading of the journal.

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. Bradley moved that the said message be taken from the table, and made the special order for Wednesday next immediately after the reading of the journal.

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. Johnson offered the following: Resolved, That we, the representatives of the people of the State of New York in Senate assembled, hereby condemn and denounce the spirit and sentiments of the telegraphic dispatch of General Sheridan, dated at New Orleans, La., January 5, 1875, to the Secretary of War, which suggests that Congress should pass a law declaring a large class of the people of Louisiana "banditti," in order that "they could be tried by a military commission;" and which also suggests "it is possible that if the President would issue a proclamation declaring these same citizens banditti, no further action need be taken except that which would devolve

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