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lands, and for draining farm lands,' passed May 12, 1869," 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 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 that they have had the same under consideration, and have made some amendments thereto, with the title amended so as to read "An act to authorize and empower the board of town auditors of the town of Gallatin, in the county of Columbia, to issue bonds of said town with which to retire 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 to transfer certain stocks of said railroad company," and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Ray moved that said bill be considered in the first committee of the whole.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof.

By unanimous consent, Mr. King asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to enlarge the board of education in Union Free School district No. 6, in the town of Northfield, in the county of Richmond, and to change the name of said district, and to authorize said. board of education to sell and convey to the purchaser thereof the pres ent school-house and site, and also to purchase a new site for a schoolhouse in said district, and to erect thereon a new school-house, and to provide for the raising of money therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Dickinson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend section 31 of the Code of Procedure," 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. Madden asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to extend the authority of the supreme court in proceedings by writ of mandamus to correct errors in the determination of boards of county canvassers," 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. Middleton asked and obtained leave to ntroduce a bill entitled "An act to assess and tax corporations, express, elegraph, and navigation companies at the Comptroller's office in

Albany," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

The bill entitled "An act making an appropriation to pay Erastus D. Palmer for the bronze statue of Robert R. Livingston," 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 twothirds 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.

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

"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." "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."

"An act to authorize and empower the board of town auditors of the town of Gallatin, in the county of Columbia, to issue bonds of said town with which to retire 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 to transfer certain stocks of said railroad company."

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

On motion of Mr. Ray, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the last-named 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. Ray, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the Clerk ordered to deliver said bill to the Assembly immediately, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Dow moved that the Senate hold an executive session at ten minutes past one o'clock, P. M.

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

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 for the improvement of Tompkins square in the city of New York."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Wood, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported that they had compared the following entitled bill with the original ordered to a third reading, and find the same correctly engrossed:

"An act to authorize and empower the board of town auditors of the town of Gallatin, in the county of Columbia, to issue bonds of said town with which to retire 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 to transfer certain stock of said railroad company."

Mr. Madden offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the Legislature adjourn sine die on Friday, March 19th, at twelve o'clock, м.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid upon the table.

Mr. Madden offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That there shall be submitted to the people, at the next general election to be held in this State, a proposition to so amend the Constitution as to provide for adding, at the conclusion of section 17, the following words, to wit:

"But this, nor any other provision herein contained, shall be so construed as to limit or restrict the exercise of the law-making power in the passage of any act deemed necessary by the creation of corporations, or conferring authority on those now existing, or which may hereafter come into being under special or general laws, to provide for rapid transit by means of elevated, underground, or any other system of railways other than by tracks on the surface in any of the cities of this State; nor shall the Legislature be restrained from passing any act deemed necessary to provide for the improvement of the wharves, piers, and water front at any port of entry in this State, thereby securing needed terminal facilities at such port."

Mr. Madden moved that said resolution be referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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

The hour of one o'clock and ten minutes having arrived, the Senate went into executive session; and, after some time spent therein, the doors were opened, and,

On motion of Mr. Gross, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1875.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to allow commutation for good conduct in the several penitentiaries of the State," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and amended the title so as to read "An act to reduce the term of imprisonment of convicts in the several penitentiaries of this State," and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Kellogg, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the committee of the whole were discharged from the consideration of said bill, and the same 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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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

Mr. Selkreg, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to repeal 'An act to subject the real and personal property of the New York and Oswego Midland railroad to taxation, and to appropriate the amount of the county taxes thereon to certain towns, to be applied toward the payment of the interest or principal of certain town bonds,' passed April 29, 1874, and to suspend the collection of taxes assessed under the same," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and amended the title by adding, after "railroad," the word "company," and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Connelly, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the Report of the New Capitol Commissioners, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

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

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. Connelly, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the Comptroller's Report, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

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.

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. Connelly, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the Report of the State Commissioner in Lunacy, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That 500 extra copies of the Report of the State Commissioner in Lunacy be printed for the use of the Senate, and 500 for the use of the Commissioner.

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. Connelly, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the Report of the Quarantine Commissioners, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That 1,000 copies of the Report of the Quarantine Commissioners be printed for the use of the health officer.

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