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that they have had the same under consideration, and directed their chairman to report the same to the Senate, and recommend its passage. Mr. Madden moved that said report be laid upon the table.

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

Mr. Lowery, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for the organization of savings banks, for their supervision, and for the administration of their affairs," reported that they have had the same under consideration, have made amendments thereto, 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.

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

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to empower the judges of the superior court of Buffalo to employ a stenographer,' passed March 11, 1874."

"An act in relation to the powers and jurisdiction of the superior court of Buffalo, and of the judges thereof."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to establish regulations for the port of New York,' passed April 16, 1857."

Mr. Selkreg, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print copies of the Index to the Laws, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate cause to be prepared and printed a continuation of a general index of the Laws of this State from 1870 to the present time; and that he cause to be prepared and reprinted the second volume of the index of the Laws of this State, viz., from 1857 to and including 1865; that he cause 500 copies of each of such indexes to be printed and bound; that one copy of each be delivered to each member of the present Senate, twenty-five copies of each be placed in the Senate and Assembly libraries, respectively, for the use of the Legislature, and the remainder distributed as prescribed by chapter 258 of the Laws of 1845.

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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Mr. Wood, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act making an appropriation to pay for the bronze statue of Robert R. Livingston," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

A resolution from the Assembly was received in the words following: "Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the honorable the Senate requesting that body to return to this House the Assembly bill entitled 'An act appropriating moneys for the building of the new capitol.'" Mr. Wood moved that the committee on finance be discharged from the further consideration of the said bill, and that the same be returned to the Assembly.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same:

"An act to authorize the extension of the time for the collection of taxes in the several towns of the State."

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

The Assembly sent for concurrence the following resolutions:

"Whereas, The work heretofore carried on to remove the obstructions in the East and Harlem rivers at Hell Gate, in the city of New York, has been retarded and delayed; and,

"Whereas, Said obstructions are a serious detriment to the safe navigation of the Harlem and East rivers, and a great draw-back to the commerce of the city of New York; therefore,

"Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the Congress of the United States be respectfully requested to make such appropriations of the public moneys as may, from time to time, be necessary for the speedy completion of the work of removing the obstructions of Harlem and East rivers, in the State of New York, and that the proper authorities be directed to vigorously prosecute the same.

"Resolved (if the Senate concur), That a copy of the foregoing resolution be forwarded to the Senators and Representatives in Congress from this State."

On motion of Mr. King, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, in order that said resolution might be considered immediately. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolutions, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolutions to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lowery asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to establish a law library in the city of Utica," 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. Thompson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the enrollment of the militia for the organization of the National Guard of the State of New York, and for the public defense, and entitled the Military Code," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the militia.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Bradley asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the business of banking,' passed April 18, 1838," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Laning asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend title 2, chapter 10, part 3 of the Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of security for the payment of costs,' 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. Madden moved to take from the table the report of the committee on internal affairs upon the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize

the board of supervisors of the county of Orange to issue certificates of indebtedness to provide for the payment of certain outstanding debts of said county."

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 report, and it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Madden, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

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

"An act to amend chapter 146 of the Laws of 1872, entitled 'An act to anthorize corporations to hold and convey real estate for business purposes in other States with the consent thereof."

After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Laning, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the

same.

On motion of Mr. Gross, and by unanimous consent, the report of said committee was amended by adding the word "acquire" at the end of line 6 of said bill.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said report, as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Gross moved that the Senate take a recess until twelve o'clock, M. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

TWELVE O'CLOCK, M.

The Senate again met.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows: "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to reorganize the local government of the city of New York,' passed April 30, 1873," 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.

Mr. Gross moved that the committee on the affairs of cities be instructed to report said bill to-morrow morning.

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

Mr. Wood moved that said bill be printed.

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

Mr. Gross moved that the memorial accompanying said bill be printed. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion Mr. Kellogg, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1875.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

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

"An act to amend chapter 146 of the Laws of 1872, entitled 'An act to authorize corporations to hold and convey real estate for business purposes in other States, with the consent thereof.'

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Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the 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," 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 provide for the support and maintenance of prisoners confined upon civil process," 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 amend chapter 365 of the Laws of 1862, entitled 'An act to authorize the discharge of mortgages of record in certain cases,"" reported in favor of the passage of the same, 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 relating to the supreme court library, at Binghamton," reported adversely thereto.

Mr. Selkreg moved that said report be laid upon the table.

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

Mr. Booth, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act relating to Genesee College and Genesee Wesleyan Seminary," reported in favor of the passage of the same, 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 authorize the surrogate of Steuben county to grant to Benjamin F. Young, of Bath, in that county, letters of administration, with the will annexed, of the goods, chattels, and credits of Richard T. Pulteney, deceased, upon filing with such surrogate a bond in the penal sum of one hundred thousand dollars," reported in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Bradley, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said bill 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:

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

Mr. Booth, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend charter of Genesee Wesleyan Seminary," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Kellogg, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend sections 122 and 123 of article 6 of title 1 of chapter 16 of part 1 of the Revised Statutes in relation to the erection and preservation of bridges," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Booth presented a report of the committee appointed by the Chamber of Commerce relative to "head-money."

Mr. King moved that said report be referred to the committee on finance, 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. 32.)

The Assembly sent for concurrence the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the city of Auburn," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Wood, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said bill 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 being present, as follows:

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On motion of Mr. Wood, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the Clerk ordered to return said bill to the Assembly immediately, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

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