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The New York Legislature

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Albany, Jan. 4. The Legislatura orgauued to-day by the ehoice of tbe Democratie nomineeü for ofScers of both branches. A Jresolution was iutroduced in tbe Senate by Mr. Tweed for the repeal of the ratiticatioü of the fiftceuth oonetitutional amendmeot, whicb was made tbe special order for to-morrow. Notico wiie given of a biil to repeal the eicise law. A resolution was offered in the Assembly sympathizing with Cuba and denouncing the course of the administratioD on the subject. Laid over till toinorrow. Gov. Hoffroan's message, wliich was read in both branche, savs the State debt is 834,848,035 73 and the siuking fuud wtll extiuguish it t.t the present rate iu ten years. Tho interest of tbe State dolit sbould be paid in c in. The Governor devo'es considerable space to the canals, und urges sueh legislaron as will insurc cbeap transportaron. He recoramends the adoption of tbe repuir contract system. He Kpeaks highly of the State system of education, and licipes it uiay be perfected. He objects to the contract svstem of labor in prisons, and calis attentiou to tbe public charitieB of tbe State and coroineuda thciu to the liberHÜty of the Legisla ture. He recommeuds a uutnber of gen oral laws and tbe avoulance of special leguluiion The conspiracy statuto in regard to labor be reeommends should be abolished. He nsks for a law to for bid iiijimetions and recciver in cflses against monejed corpuratious on trpartt proceed ing-. He asks for a revison of the apprctitice luws, and for uniformity in regiitry iird eicel ion laws. A rcvisi "ii of tho criminal law is lio.-irablo, and thö Governor recommeuds tbc repeal of the ezcise law. He devotes mucli at Unlion to commissions and city govcrnmenta and aeks for legUlation on these topics. He tbat tux levies and bilis appropriating money bu taken up early in the Síssion. The Governor proteBts agaitist tbe action of Congresá toward the States Utely in rebellion, and against the tariflF. He discourses at length uponepeere payments, the currency, etc, nnd remarks that when tbe Federal treasury is readj to redeem its legal tender promises to pay in gold as ï as tbe public nre likcly to present ihem, specie ppyments aro thereby resumed all over the coontry without fur ther cffort on the part of any one, aud without wconvenience to the doodFö.


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