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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Beekman Mr. Cross Mr. Miller

Mr. Brown Mr. Curtis Mr. Upham

Mr. Cook Mr. Dimmick Mr. Williams

Mr. Crolius 10 TOR THE NEGATIVE.

Mr. Carroll Mr. Fox Mr. Skinner

Mr. Colt Mr. Guinnip Mr. Stone

Mr. Crook Mr. Mann Mr. Tuttle

Mr. Dart Mr. Noyes 11

Mr. Cook moved the Senate reconsider its vote on the said resolution. Mr. Cook moved that said motion to reconsider be laid upon the table. The President put the question whether the Senate would agr the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Crook, Resolved, That the petition of John Harris and others, mill owners at Fort Miller dam, asking to have their title to said dam quieted, and also to be indemnified for injuries done and to be protected for the future, be referred to the Canal Board, who are required to report what are the rights of said mill owners, and what further legislation, if any, is necessary to protect such mill owners as to title to these rights, and also what damages have been incurred by petitioners by the acts of inhabitants living above such dam, which the State ought to pay. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act respecting the taxation of banking associations and individual bankers,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Noyes, from said committee, reported progress, and asked for. and obtained leave to sit again. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An ect to change the times and places of holding the supreme court in the seventh judicial district,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Upham, from said committee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to authorise the commissioners of the Ogdensburgh and Canton road to borrow money and to convert their road into a plank road,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Skinner, from said committee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again. The President laid before the Senate a message from the Governor, in the words following:

[SENATE Journal.] 13

STATE OF NEW-YORK, Executive DEPARTMENT, .Albany, January 19, 1850. ; To the Legislature: I transmit a communication purporting to be a request in behalf of the council of the Seneca Nation of Indians, that delay may be had before acting upon the protest of certain chiefs and warriors of that Nation, which I had the honor to transmit to the Legislature on

the 7th inst. HAMILTON FISH. (See Doc. JWo. 21.)

Ordered, That the said communication be referred to the committee on indian affairs. On motion of Mr. Noyes, The Senate then adjourned until eleven o'clock Monday morn

ing.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Davenport.

The journal of Saturday was read and approved.

Mr. Owen presented the petition of supervisors and superintendents of the poor of Cattaraugus co. for a law to confirm to said county the title to a certain lot of land, which was referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Johnson presented the petition of David C. Stewart and others for the re-organisation of the police of the town of Watervliet, which was referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Owen, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the Attica and Hornellsville railroad company,” reported in favor of the passage of the same without amendment, which was committed to the committee of the whole.

. Mr. Cook, from the committee on banks and insurance companies,

to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to authorise the Exchange Bank of Genesee to change its place of business,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

The following resolutions were received from the Assembly for concurrence, to wit: Whereas, A resolution has been introduced in the Senate of the United States, instructing the committee on public lands to inquire and report on the propriety of setting apart a portion of the public domain, to be granted free of all charges to the exiles of Hungary already arrived and hereafter to arrive in the United States, as well as to the exiles fleeing from oppression in other European countries; therefore Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That this Legislature is in favor of the measure proposed, and that our Senatcrs and Representatives are requested to do all in their power to carry it into effect: provided that the persons receiving the lands shall become actual settlers thereon. .ind Whereas, A large portion of the people of our own country are landless and without homes; therefore, Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That our Senators be instructed and our Representatives be requested, to make the public lands free, in limited quantities, to all actual settlers who are citizens of the United States, who are not the owners of land or possessed of the means of purchasing it: Congress to retain the power of making special grants. Resolved, (if the Senate concur.) That the Governor of this State be requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing resolutions to each of our Senators and Representatives from this State in Congress. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree the said resolutions, and it was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolutions to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred thercin without amendment. Mr. Beekman presented the annual report of the East River Savings Institution in the city of New York, which was referred to the committee on banks and insurance colmpanies. On motion of Mr. Crolius, Resolved, That all papers in relation to the law passed the last session of the Legislature, legalising the new government of the Seneca Indians, be taken from the files of the Senate and referred to the committee on Indian affairs. On motion of Mr. Cross, Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the honorable the Assembly, requesting that body to transmit to the Senate the papers and documents there on file relating to the amendment of the charter of the village of Waterloo, and when received they be referred to the committee on cities and villages. On motion of Mr. Carroll, The Senate proceeded to the consideration of resolutions heretofore offered by him on the subject of a reduction of postage. Mr. Carroli moved that said resolutions, together with those offered by Mr. Babcock and Mr. Brandreth on the same subject, be referred to the committee on literature.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. On if otion of Mr. Miller, Resolved, That the papers now on file in the Senate, presented at the last session, in relation to the repeal of an act passed May 18, 1836, to straighten and improve the road from Peekskill to the store of James Towner in the town of Patterson, be taken from the files and referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Brandreth for three days. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act respecting the taxation of banking associations and individual bankers,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Noyes, from said committee, reported progress, and asked and obtained leave to sit again. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act authorising the commissioners of the Ogdensburgh and Canton road to borrow money and to convert their road into a plank road,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Skinner, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same without amendment. The question being on agreeing to the report of the committee of the whole, Mr. Morgan moved to amend the said report, by striking out the 10th section of said bill. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the amendment of Mr. Morgan, and it was decided in the megative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Colt Mr. Morgan
Mr. Beach Mr. Cook Mr. Owen
Mr. Beekman Mr. Dimmick Mr. Robinson
Mr. Brown Mr. Miller Mr. Schoonmaker 12

FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Mr. Carroll Mr. Dart Mr. Snyder
Mr. Crolius Mr. Johnson Mr. Stone

Mr. Crook Mr. Noyes Mr. Tuttle

Mr. Cross Mr. Skinner Mr. Williams
Mr. Curtis 13

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the report of the committee of the whole on said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, That said bill be engrossed for a third reading. On motion of Mr. Brown, The Senate then adjourned until 11 o’clock to-morrow morning.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Geddes acting as President pro tem., by appointment, under the 7th standing rule of the Senate. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Hall. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Cook presented the petition of the president and trustees of the village of Waterford, praying for an amendment of their charter, which was referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages. Mr. Cross presented the petition of the trustees of the village of Waterloo, praying for an amendment of their charter, which was referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages. Mr. Beekman presented the petition of the New-York Orphan Asylum, praying for an amendment of their charter to enable them to hold real estate worth $200,000, which was referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies. Mr. Mann presented the petition of the board of supervisors of Oneida co., praying for the repeal of the law exempting corporations from taxation when not in the receipt of income, and to abolish the office of surrogate, and to repeal the law exempting clergymen from taxation, which was referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties. Mr. Owen presented the petition of sundry citizens of Cattaraugus co., relative to the location of the New-York and Erie railroad, which was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Mann presented the petition of the Utica water works company, praying for an increase of their capital stock, which was referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages. The President presented the proceedings of a public meeting held at Rochester in relation to the Hydrostatic method of weighing canal boats, which was referred to the committee on canals. Mr. Cook, from a majority of the committee on banks and insurance companies, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to amend an act relating to redemption of bank notes, passed May 4, 1840," reported in writing favorably to the passage of same, which was committed to the committee of the whole.

(See Doc. No. 25)

Mr. Beekman moved to print five times the usual number of the said report, which motion was referred to the committee on public printing.

Mr. Crolius, from the committee on trade and manufactures, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported in writing

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