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sufficient appropriations be made for the construction of harbors and the improvement of the navigation of rivers. Resolved, (if the Senate, concur,) That our senators and representatives in Congress, will reflect and express the wishes of the people of the State of New-York, in advocating such bill as will best facilitate the speedy and complete improvement of the harbors and rivers of our country. Mr. Mann moved that said resolutions be laid upon the table. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. The President laid before the Senate the annual report of the Canal Appraisers, which was referred to the committee on canals. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Babcock asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the Lewiston suspension bridge company,” 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. Snyder gave notice that he would, at a future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend section 2, of chapter 202, of Session Laws of 1838. On motion of Mr. Cook, Resolved, That a respectful message be transmitted to the Assembly, requesting that the papers on file in that House relative to the canal claim of Stewart, William Logan and Barro, be taken from the files thereof and sent to the Senate, and when received they be referred to the committee on claims. Mr. Beekman offered for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary be directed to prepare and report to the Senate, an act to make counties, towns, cities and incorporated villages, individually liable for all property within their limits which shall be destroyed by mobs or riotous assemblages. Mr. Mann moved that said resolution be laid upon the table. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Upham, Resolved, That the bill to authorise the Exchange Bank of Genesee to change its place of business, be referred to the same committee of the whole having in charge a bill for the relief of W. W. Niles. On motion of Mr. Cook, Resolved, That a respectful message be transmitted to the Assembly, requesting the papers on file in that House relative to the claim of John Stewart & Co., may be taken therefrom and sent to the Senate, and when received they be referred to the committee on claims. ... ' On motion of Mr. Babcock, Resolved, That the act entitled, “An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the county of Erie,” be re-committed to the standing committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, with instructions to amend the same by making it a general act. Mr. Colt gave notice that, at some future day, he would ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the act entitled, “An act to vest in the boards of supervisors certain legislative powers.” By unanimous consent, Mr. Beach, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the motion to print an extra number of the report of the Attorney General in relation to suits commenced to determine the validity of manorial titles, reported in favor of printing the usual number of said report for the use of the Legislature. Mr. Carroll moved to amend the report of the committee by striking out the “usual number,” and inserting “five times the usual number for the use of the Legislature, and 500 copies for the use of the Attorney General.” Said amendment was accepted by Mr. Beach as the report of the committee. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said report as amended, and it was decided in the affirmatlve. Mr. Cross asked to be excused from serving upon the select committee to which was referred the report of the commissioners on practice and pleadings. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said request, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Stanton asked to be excused from serving upon the same committee. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said request, and it was decided in the negative. Mr. Geddes moved that the select committee to which was referred the report of the commissioners on practice and pleadings, be discharged from the further consideration of said report, and that the same be referred to the standing committee on the judiciary. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. The Senate then Iesolved itself into a committee of the whole on the following bills: “An act to settle and pay the claim of W. W. Niles for the destruction of his property on the Long Island farms,” “An act to authorise the Exchange Bank of Genesee to change its place of business,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Co t; from said committee, reported progress on said first mentioned bill. and asked and obtained leave to sit again. Mr. Colt, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of said last mentioned bill without amendment, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading. On motion of Mr. Babcock, The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act further to amend ‘An act to provide for the construction of a railroad from Attica to Hornellsville, passed May 14, 1845,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Brown, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same with the title thereof amended so as to read as follows: “An act further to amend the charter of the Attica and Hornellsville railroad company, passed May 14, 1845,” which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act for the relief of Joseph Ogden,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Johnson, from said committee, reportedin favor of the passage of the same with the title thereof amended so as to read as follows: “An act authorising the appraisal and payment of canal damages to Joseph Ogden,” which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading. The Senate then 1esolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to amend the act to authorise the formation of railroad corporations,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Morgan, from said committee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again. A bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, “An act to authorise the holding of a county court and court of sessions in the county of Schoharie,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. A bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, “An act authorising the supervisors of Dutchess county to remove the poor house of said county,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties. On motion of Mr. Crolius, The Senate then adjourned until 11 o'clock to-morrow morning.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Hall. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Beach presented the petition of David Tomlinson for the repeal of the law taxing leases, which was referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Schoonmaker presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Ulster co., for an amendment of the assessment laws in relation to the taxation of mortgages, which was referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties. Mr. Beekman presented the memorial of John P. Cummings and Thomas Cummings, remonstrating against the amendment of the charter of the Hudson river railroad, which was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Cross presented the petition of Cyrus P. Dunham and others, for payment of damages claimed under an award of the canal appraisers, which was referred to the committee on claims. Mr. Robinson presented the resolutions of the board of supervisors of Allegany co., for a law to legalize their proceedings and to amend the free school law, which were referred to the committee on literature. Mr. Colt presented the remonstrance of members of the bar in the 7th judicial district, against changing the place of holding the terms of the supreme court in said district, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill upon that subject. Mr. Owen presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Chautauque co., for the location of the New-York and Erie railroad on the original route, which was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Beekman presented the memorial of the college of physicians and surgeons of the university of New-York, for aid from the State, was referred to the committee on finance. Messrs. Skinner and Robinson presented two petitions of sundry inhabitants of Brownville and Almond, for an act prohibiting the sale of intoxicating drinks, which were referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Upham presented two petitions of sundry inhabitants of Genesee co. for an appropriation to Genesee college, which were referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Morgan, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported the bill entitled, “An act imposing tolls upon freight transported upon the Saratoga and Schenectady and the Rensselaer and Saratoga railroads,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second

time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Morgan, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to authorise the Comptroller to suspend legal proceedings against the Hudson and Berkshire railroad company,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Johnson, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to provide for the appraisal and payment of damages to Augustus Morgan,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Johnson, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to pay the Syracuse coarse salt company for land taken to abate a nuisance,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Babcock, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to allow contracts of loan and forbearance on personal security for short periods,” reported, in writing, the bill to the Senate for its considerotion, which was committed to the committee of the whole.

(See Doc. No. 30)

Mr. Brandreth, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print fifteen times the usual number of the report of the commissioners on practice and pleadings, reported and recommended that five times the usual number of said report be printed for the use of the Legislature. Mr. Cook moved that said report be laid upon the table. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was determined in the affirmative. Mr. Geddes, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act further to amend an act to authorise the construction of a railroad from New-York to Albany, passed May 14, 1846,” reported in favor of the passage of the same without amendment, which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Cross, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported *. entitled, “An act in relation to the Utica water works company,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was * read a second time, and committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Colt, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the county of Erie,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with

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