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Mr. Speaker put the question whether the House would agree to said motion, and it was determined in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the members present voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Cleary introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the city of Troy, passed May 3, 1870, and the acts amendatory thereof," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Cleary, said bill was ordered printed and to a third reading.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Alvord offered for the consideration of the House a resolution, in the words following:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That 2,500 copies of the annual reports of the Transactions of the American Institute, for the years. 1872, 1873 and 1874, be printed and bound in the usual form for the use of the institute.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Alvord offered for the consideration of the House a resolution, in the words following:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That 2,500 copies of the annual reports of the New York State Agricultural Society's transactions for the years 1872, 1873 and 1874, be printed and bound in the usual form for the use of the society.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Page offered for the consideration of the House a resolution, in the words following:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That a respectful message be sent to his Excellency the Governor, requesting the return of Assembly bill No. 82, entitled "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," for amend

ment.

Mr. Speaker put the question whether the House would agree to said resolution, and it was determined in the affirmative.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Braman offered for the consideration of the House a resolution, in the words following:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That there be printed on fine paper, for the use of the Canal Commissioners, 3,000 copies of their report for the year ending September 30, 1874, 1,000 to be bound in cloth and the remainder in paper; also, that 2,000 copies be printed for the use of the Legislature; also that 200 copies of Prof. F. N. Benedict's report upon the head waters of the Hudson and Raquette, included in the above report, be printed separately and bound in cloth, one-half for Prof. Benedict and the remainder for the use of the Canal Commissioners. Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing.

Mr. Vosburgh introduced a bill entitled "An act in relation to the alms-house and insane asylum in the city of Albany, and the sale and purchase of real property in connection there with," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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Mr. Badger introduced a bill entitled "An act to legalize the action of the electors of the town of Fort Covington, in the county of Franklin," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Badger, and by unanimous consent, said bill was ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Kennaday introduced a bill entitled "An act relative to the custody of certain records of tax and assessment sales in the city of Brooklyn," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities. Mr. Talmage introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to widen and improve Ninth avenue and Fifteenth street, in the city of Brooklyn,'" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Mr. G. Taylor introduced a bill entitled "An act relating to justices of the peace in cities," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to fix the rates of fare to be charged upon the New York Central and Hudson River railroad for transporting passengers from the depot at Rochester to the grounds of the Western New York Agricultural and Mechanical Driving Park Association, in said city," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Hauschel introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 836 of the Laws of 1872, entitled 'An act to regulate places of public amusement in the city 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 affairs of cities.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 582 of the Laws of 1872, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Union Stock Yard and Market Company,'" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Mr. Daly introduced a bill entitled "An act to carry into effect the command of section 7, article 10 of the Constitution by providing for the removal of certain officers therein mentioned, and for filling the vacancies created by such removal," 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. Sherman introduced a bill entitled "An act to authorize the various associations and societies incorporated under the laws of the State of New York for the purpose of taking care of and protecting destitute. infant minor children, to bind out by indenture destitute children who are in their care and keeping," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on general laws.

Mr. Lewis introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 1, title 2, part 4 of the Revised Statutes," 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. Alvord introduced a bill entitled "An act to release to Susan Grant the right, title and interest of the people of the State of New

York in and to certain real estate in the city of Rochester," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on petitions of aliens.

Mr. Friend introduced a bill entitled "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to amend chapter 379 of the Laws of 1848, entitled An act to simplify and abridge the practice, pleadings and proceedings in the courts of this State, passed April 12, 1848,' passed May 2, 1874," 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. Oakley introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Hamilton Savings Bank of the city of Brooklyn," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

Mr. Stephens introduced a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Electro Medical College of the State of New York in the city 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 public education.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to authorize the James McAndrew to take, hold and convey real estate," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on petitions of aliens.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the fire department of the North Shore of Staten Island," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on general laws.

Mr. Benedict introduced a bill entitled "An act to authorize the city of Schenectady to purchase additional fire engines, and to borrow money therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Benedict, and by unanimous consent, said bill was ordered printed and to a third reading.

Mr. Pierson introduced a bill entitled "An act relating to the consolidation of certain railroad companies," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Pierson, and by unanimous consent, said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Davis introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 283 of the Laws of 1872, entitled 'An act to authorize plank-road and turnpike companies formed under and by virtue of part 1, chapter 18, title 1, article 5 of the Revised Statutes to extend their charter or corporate existence," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Hinckley introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 631 of the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled An act to amend the charter of the village of Westfield," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of villages.

Also, presented a petition on the same subject; which was read and referred to the same committee.

Mr. Hammond, from the committee on ways and means, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Sherman, Int. No. 959, entitled "An act making an appropriation for the purpose of restocking the public

streams of this State with speckled trout and other fish," 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. Hammond, from the committee on ways and means, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. J. W. Miller, Int. No. 988, entitled "An act for the relief of Wheeler H. Bristol, late State Treasurer," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with the title amended so as to read, “An act for the relief of Wheeler H. Bristol," which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Hammond, from the committee on ways and means, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Pierson, Int. No. 962, entitled "An act fixing the pay and compensation of Rollin B. Vose, superintendent of the express and mailing department of the Assembly for the Assembly of 1875," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and the title amended so as to read "An act authorizing the payment of certain employees of the Assembly for services," which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Hammond, from the committee on ways and means, to which was referred the Senate bill, Int. No. 265, entitled "An act in relation to the Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane, at Poughkeepsie, the State Homœopathic Asylum for the Insane, at Middletown, the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, and the State Reformatory at Elmira," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and the title amended so as to read "An act in relation to the Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane, at Poughkeepsie, the State Homeopathic Asylum for the Insane at Middletown, and the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane," which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Hammond 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.

Debate was had thereon, when

Mr. Speaker put the question whether the House would agree to said motion, and it was determined in the negative.

Mr. Hammond, from the committee on ways and means, to which was referred the Senate bill introduced by Mr. Lord, Int. No. 292, entitled "An act in relation to the county treasurers of the counties of Monroe, Seneca, Ontario, Yates, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Columbia," 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. Barrow moved to take from the table the adverse report of the committee on general laws on the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the New York Bureau of Titles."

Mr. Speaker put the question whether the House would agree to said motion to take from the table, and it was determined in the affirmative.

The question being on agreeing with the report of said committee, Mr. Barrow moved to disagree with the same, and that said bill be committed to the committee of the whole.

Debate was had thereon, when

Mr. Speaker put the question whether the House would agree to said motion, and it was determined in the negative.

Mr. Speaker then put the question whether the House would agree to said report, and it was determined in the affirmative.

Mr. Daly, from the committee on affairs of cities, to which was

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