May 3, 1890
Bill to create a commission to
inquire into and report upon the
expedience of the Consolidation
of new York, Brooklyn and parts
of Westchester, Richmond, Kings
and Queens Counties had passed
both houses and gone to the
Governor. it was approved.
Commission consisted of Andrew
H. Green, president; J.S.T.
Stranahan, vice president;
Frederick W. Devoe, John L.
Hamilton, J. Seaver Page of New
York, Edward F. Linton, William
D. Veeder of Brooklyn, John H.
Brinkerhoff of Queens County,
George C. Greenfield of Richmond
County, Charles P. McClelland of
Westchester County and Campbell
W. Adams, State Engineer and
Su8rveyor, ex-officio. The
secretary was Albert E. Henschel.
The sum of $5,000 was
appropriated for expenses and
the commission was instructed to
report to the next legislature.
June 4, 1890
First meeting of commission.
September 30, 1890
Second meeting of the
commission. Maps were inspected.
All the commission present were
in favor of union.
December 11, 1890
The commission, on Mr.
Stranahan's motion, directed a
bill to be drawn, authorizing
consolidation, to be presented
to the next Legislature.
January 18, 1892
Copy of bill providing for a
plan of consolidation, drawn by
Chairman Green, presented to the
commission. The bill provided
that the commission should
report their recommendations to
the Legislature and directed it
to prepare a bill providing for
the submission of the question
to the votes of the people of
the territory in question. It
appropriated $25,000 for
January 23, 1892
consolidation were passed by the
Real Estate Exchange.
March 3, 1892
Consolidation bill in the
March 15, 1892
Bill laid on the table in the
Assembly by a vote of 54 to 45.
October 6, 1892
Meeting of commission. A
communication was read
expressing regret that the
Legislature had not enacted a
consolidation law. it was signed
by A.E. Orr, J.G. Jenkins,
George L. Fox, Moses May, George
W. Chauncey, S. B. Dutcher, E.F.
Christenson, Jere Johnson, jr.;
H.W. Slocum, Joseph C. Hendrix,
and M.H. Hazzard. A speech in
favor of consolidation was made
by E.C. Graves, who was
introduced as a representative
Brooklyn man. President Green
was authorized on motion of Mr.
Stranahan to prepare a bill to
present to the legislature
providing for submission of the
question of consolidation to the
December 8, 1892
Public meeting of the commission
at the Brooklyn Real Estate
Exchange. Speeches in favor of
consolidation by William J.
Gaynor, Asa W. Tenney and
December 16, 1892
Meeting of executive committee
of Consolidation League at Real
Estate Exchange. Committee on
January 12, 1893
Meeting of commission. Draft of
bill prepared by President Green
read directing consolidation to
be submitted to vote at the
January 25, 1893
Bill for submission of
consolidation question to the
voters and directing the
commission to submit bills for
consolidation presented in the
State Senate by Senator Aspinall.
March 7, 1893
Meeting of Consolidation League
to arrange for attending the
hearing on the bill at Albany.
March 9, 1893
Hearing before the joint
committees at Albany. Speeches
by William J. Gaynor and James
Matthews for consolidation and
by Senator P.H. McCarren against
April 5, 1893
Adverse report of Senate
Committee on consolidation bill
April 11, 1893
Meeting of commission. Resume of
work read by President Green.
Speeches, desiring that the
project of consolidation should
October 24, 1893
Candidates for Senate and
Assembly declare their views in
reply to Consolidation League's
December 12, 1893
Meeting of commission. President
Green's bill with the section
authorizing the commission to
draw a charter in case of a
majority vote for consolidation,
and that providing for a $25,000
appropriation for the
commission's expense cut out,
December 23, 1893
Consolidation League approves a
proposed bill for consolidation
of only New York and Brooklyn.