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1 Samuel H. Frost.
17 Abrm. X. Parker.
16 Chris. F. Norton.
Ninety-fifth and sixth Sessions.
1 L. Bradford Prince. 17 Darius A. Moore. 2 John R. Kennaday. 18 James F. Starbuck. 8 John C. Jacobs. 19 Theodore 8. Sayre. 4 John Morrissey. 20 David P. Loomis. 5 James W. Booth. 21 Benjamin Doolittle. 5 Alfred Wagstaff, Jr. 22 Dennis McCarthy. 6 Casper A. Baaden. 23 Wm. C. Lamont. 7 James W. Gerard. 24 John H. Selkreg. 8 Francis M. Bixby. 25 Wm. B. Woodin. 9 Wm. H. Robertson. 26 S. H. Hammond. 10 Daniel B. St. John. 27 George B. Bradley. 11 B. Platt Carpenter. 28 Wm. N. Emerson. 12 Thomas Coleman. 29 Dan H. Cole. 13 Hamilton Harris. 30 Abijah J. Wellman. 14 A Schoonmaker, Jr. 31 Sherman S. Rogers. 15 Webster Wagner. 31 E. Carlton Sprague. 16 Franklin W. Tobey. 82 Com. P. Vedder.
One Hundred First and Second
1878-January 1 to May 15.
1879-January 7 to May 22.
President pro tem.- William H. Robertson.
Sergeant-at-Arms - Weidman Dominick.
1 James M. Oakley.
18 Henry E. Turner.
16 Wm. W. Rockwell. 82 Loren B. Sessions. 17 Dolphus 8. Lynde.
Clerk John W. Vrooman.
1 John Birdsall.
6 Jacob Seebacher.
17 Waters W Braman. 18 Webster Wagner. 19 Wm. W. Rockwell. 20 Dolphus S. Lynde. 21 Bradley Winslow. 22 James Stevens. 23 Albert M. Mills. 8 Robert H. Strahan. 24 Edwin G. Halbert. 9 Francis M. Bixby. 25 Dennis McCarthy. 10 Wm. Waldorf Astor. 26 Wm. B. Woodin. 11 George H. Forster. 27 Ira Davenport. 12 Wm. H. Robertson. 28 George P. Lord. 13 Edward M. Madden. 29 Edmund L. Pitts. 14 Charles A. Fowler. 30 James H. Loomis. 15 S. H. Wendover. 31 Benj. H. Williams. 16 Isaac V. Baker, Jr. 32 Loren B. Sessions.
1 Died November 29, 1870, at his residence. 2 Died April 23, 1871, at Albany. 3 James Terwilliger elected Clerk January 2, 872; resigned February 14, and Dayton elected February 17, 1872. 4 In place of Hardenbergh, died April 23, 1872. 5 President pro tempore, also in 1874 and 1875. 6 Died at Albany, February 7, 1879. 7 Elected March 25, 1879. 8 Elected July 22, 1881, in place of Robertson, resigned.
One Hundred Fifth and Sixth Sessions. | 17 Amasa J. Parker, Jr. 25 Francis Hendricks.
January 8 to June 2. 1883-January 2 to May 4.
President pro tem. - John C. Jacobs.1
1 James W. Covert.
18 Webster Wagner 2
24 Edward B. Thomas.
18 Edward Wemple. 26 Charles F. Barager.
1 Simeon S. Hawkins. 16 Michael F. Collins.
2 James F. Pierce. 17 Henry Russell.
3 Eugene F.O'Connor. 18 John Foley.
4 Jacob Worth.
5 Michael C Murphy.
19 Rowland C. Kellogg.
7 Geo. F. Langbein. 23 Frank B. Arnold.
25 Francis Hendricks.
One Hundred Thirteenth and Fourteenth Sessions,
1890-January 6 to May 9.
Clerk-John S. Kenyon.
Sergeant-at-Arms-Charles V. Schram.
1 Edward Hawkins. 17 Norton Chase. 10
8 James W. Birkett.
1 At the session of 1882 there was no choice. Dennis McCarthy was the nominee of the Republican caucus and John C. Jacobs of the Democratic caucus. January 11, 1883, John C. Jacobs was elected. 4 Died 2 Died January 13, 1882. 3 Elected February 28, 1882. December 1, 1888. 5 Elected January 1, 1889, vice Low, deceased. 6 Elected at special election December 28, 1888, vice Reilly, resigned. 7 Seat became vacant May 1, 1889, having qualified as postmaster of New York city. 8 Elected at special election January 29, 1889, vice Low, deceased. 9 Seat contested by James C. Rogers. 10 Seat contested by George H. Treadwell.
One Hundred Fifteenth and Sixteenth 10 Frank A. O'Donnel. 22 Joseph Mullin.
1892 January 5 to April 26.
1898 January 3 to April 20.
Presiden pro tem.- Jacob A. Cantor.
Sergeant-at-Arms - Adeibert E. Tallmadge.
1 Edward F. Jones. 2 John McCarty. 8 James Aspinall. 4 Pat'k H. McCarren. 5 William 2. Brown.
17 Amasa J. Parker.
6 John F. Ahearn. 22 H. J. Coggeshall.
8 Martin T. McMahon. 24 Edmund O'Connor. 9 Edward P. Hogan. 25 John A. Nichols. 9 Edw'd Cunningham. 26 Thomac Hunter. 10 Jacob A. Cantor. 27 Charles E. Walker. 11 George W. Plunkitt. 28 Charles T. Saxton. 12 Chas. P. McClelland, 29 C. R. Parsons. 18 Wm. P. Richardson, 80 G. S. Van Gorder. 14 C. A. Bloodgood. 31 Matthias Endres. 15 Edward B. Osborne. 32 James T. Edwards. 16 John H. Derby.
One Hundred Seventeenth and Eighteenth Sessions.
1894 January 2 to April 27.
Clerk-John S. Kenyon.
1 John Lewis Childs. 6 John McCarthy.
9 Michael J Coffey. 8 Wm. H. Reynolds. 4 George A. Owens. Daniel Bradley.
6 Henry Wolfert.
7 Mart. T. McMahon. 8 John F. Ahearn. 9 Tim. D. Sullivan.
11 Joseph C. Wolff. 23 H. J. Coggeshall. 12 T. C. O'Sullivan. 24 Chas. W. Stapleton. 13 Charles L. Guy. 25 Edmund O'Connor. 14 Jacob A. Cantor. 26 Charles T. Saxton. 15 Geo. W. Robertson. 26 John Raines. 16 Clarence Lexow. 27 Baxter T. Smelser. 17 Jacob Rice. 28 C. R. Parsons. 18 Michael F. Collins. 29 Cuthbert W. Pound. 19 Amasa J. Parker. 80 Charles Lamy. 20 H. J. Donaldson. 81 Henry H. Persons. 21 Fred'k D. Kilburn. 32 Frank W. Higgins. One Hundred and Nineteenth and Twentieth Sessions.
Presiding Officer - Lieut.-Governor Woodruff.
Sergeant-at-Arms - Garret J. Benson.
Stenographer — Edward Shaughnessy.
26 John Graut.
8 Albert A. Wray. 33 Walter L. Brown. 9 Julius L. Wieman, 34 Henry J. Coggeshall, 10 John F. Ahearn. 35 Joseph Mullin. 11 Tim'thy D. Sullivan. 36 Horace White. 12 Samuel J. Foley. 37 NevadaN Stranahan 13 Bernard F. Martin. 33 Wm. Elting Johnson 14 Thos. Francis Grady.39 Benj. M. Wilcox. 15 Frank D. Pavey. 40 Edwin C. Stewart. 18 Louis Munzinger. 41 John S. Sheppard. 17 Charles B. Page. 42 John Raines. 18 Maur. Featherson. 43 Cornelius R Parsons. 19 John Ford. 44 Henry Harrison. 45 Tim'y E. Ellsworth. 46 Lester H. Humphrey 47 Charles Lamy. 48 Simon Seibert. 49 George A. Davis. 50 Frank W. Higgins.
20 Jacob A. Cantor. 21 Charles Lewis Guy. 22 Jas. Irving Burns. 23 Clarence Lexow. 24 William C. Daley. 25 Charles Davis.
THE STATE ASSEMBLY.
The right to representation in General Assembly was finally secured, by the people residing in the province of New York, after the revolution in England which placed William and Mary on the throne. On the 19th of March, 1691, Governor Sloughter arrived, with instructions to re-establish the Assembly and to reinstate the people in their rights. It met on the 9th of April, 1691, and consisted of 17 members, which number was increased, subsequently, to 27. The compilers of the laws were directed to commence with the General Assembly of 1691. After an existence of about 92 years, the Colonial Assembly adjourned April 8, 1775, and never again convened.
each Assembly to seven years, if not previously dissolved.
In 1774, the House was composed of 31 members. They were elected on writs issued by order of the Governor, who had the power, by and with the advice of the Council, to convene, prorogue or dissolve the Assembly at pleasure. In case of vacancy during the session of the Legislature, the writ was issued on a warrant signed by the Speaker. None were eligible for representatives except freeholders, resident in the district from which they were elected.
Members were paid by their constituents, those of New York, Westchester, Queens, Kings, Ulster, Richmond, Dutchess, Orange, and the Manor of Cortland, receiving six shillings (75 cents) a day; of Albany, Schenectady, Borough of Westchester, Manors of Livingston and Rensselaerswyck, 10 shillings ($1.25), and those of Suffolk, nine shillings ($1.124) a day, for the time of their attendance, which was duly certified by the Speaker, and the same per diem, for the time, which was fixed by law, for their journey to and from New York.
Previous to 1716, new Assemblies were elected about every two years, though sometimes but a few months would intervene between the elections. The Assembly elected in 1716 continued over 10 years from June 5, 1716, to August 10, 1726. Four Assemblies succeeded during the next 10 years, the last expiring May 3, 1737. A new Assembly convened June 15, 1737, which passed an act providing for triennial elections. The bill passed the Council and received the sanction of On the day appointed for the meetLieutenant-Governor Clarke, but was ing of a new Legislature, the Members repealed by the King, November 30, elect convened at the Assembly Cham1738, on the recommendation of the ber, in the city of New York, and if Lords of Trade, notwithstanding the they were above 13 in number, sent the Lieutenant-Governor sent a written Clerk of the House to inform the Govappeal in favor of it. The next As-ernor of their attendance. Commissembly convened March, 1739, and sioners, generally the Judges of the continued until September, 1743, when Supreme Court, were sent to the Asit was dissolved. On the 8th of Novem-sembly Chamber to qualify them, after ber following, another House met, and, which their presence was required bein December, passed an act limiting fore his Excellency, who requested
them to return to their chamber and elect a Speaker. For that purpose they again retired, and having made a choice, conducted the person elected to the chair, which was placed at the upper end of the long table. He subsequently presented himself, accompanied by the Members, to the Governor, for his approval, which was of course. The Speaker thereupon ad. dressed the Governor, and, in behalf of the House, prayed "that their words and actions may have a favorable construction; that the Members may have free access to him, and they and their servants be privileged with freedom from arrests." The Governor, having granted this request, opened the session by reading his speech to both Houses, a copy whereof was delivered to the Speaker of the Assembly.
Messages to the Council were conveyed by one of the Members of the House, who was met at the bar of the Council by the Speaker of that body, into whose hands the message was delivered. All money bills originated in the Assembly, which, according to the practice of the House of Commons, allowed no amendment to be made thereto by the Council.
Both Houses were present in the Council Chamber when the Governor passed the bills sent to him, on which occasion the custom was for his Excellency to ask the advice of his Council with respect to every bill. If approved, he signed them after these words: "I assent to this bill, enacting the same, and order it to be enrolled." The acts were thereupon published in the open street, near the City Hall, New York, in the presence of the Governor and both branches of the Legislature.
All laws passed were subject, subsequently, to an absolute veto of the King. If disallowed, an order in Council to that effect was transmitted to the Governor and recorded in the
minutes of the Council, and notice of the fact was given by proclamation.
The General Assembly was succeeded by the Provincial Congress. The First Provincial Congress assembled on the 22d of May, 1775. Some of the members were elected for one year, others for six months. A majority of the counties represented constituted a quorum for the dispatch of business. The vote was taken by counties, each of which generally designated in its returns the number of its delegation that might cast the vote to which it was entitled. At first, New York had four; Albany three, and each of the remaining counties two votes, except Gloucester (now in Vermont), which had one vote; but the ratio was changed in 1776, and in the Third Provincial Congress and the State Convention, New York was allowed eight; Albany six; Dutchess five; Ulster, Westchester, Queens and Suffolk each four; Orange three; Kings, Richmond, Tryon, Charlotte and Cumberland, each two votes, and Gloucester one vote. But any member was at liberty to have his name and dissent from the vote of his county entered on the minutes. The proceedings were with closed doors, and none but members, all of whom were pledged to secrecy, were permitted to take copies of the minutes.
Provision was made with a view to the ultimate publication, at the close of the session, of the proceedings of the Congress, except such part as the unanimous voice of the counties should declare to be of a secret or unimportant nature, leaving to the body power to publish from time to time such extracts as it may deem fit. These rules governed succeeding Congresses, but the Journal was not printed until 1842.
The First Provincial Congress held three sessions, viz.: From the 22d May to the 8th July, when it adjourned until the 26th of the same month,