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The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the negative. Mr. Carroll moved that the Senate do now adjourn. The President put the question whether the §. would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative. The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider the said vote, and it was decided in the affirmative. The question then recurring on the adoption of the resolution, Mr. Morgan moved to amend the resolution, by striking out all after the words “savings banks,” and insert the following: “When left to the Legislature on each application, are more likely to be secured to that portion of the community which they are intended to benefit, than they would be under a general law for that purpose.” The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said amendment, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Mann then moved to amend the resolution, by striking out all after the word “resolved,” and insert the words, “that the committee on banks and insurance companies be instructed to report a bill for the incorporation of a savings bank for the consideration of the Senate. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Mann, and it was decided in the affirmtive. The President then put the question whether the Senate would #. to the said resolution as amended, and it was decided in the rmative. The President laid before the Senate a communication, in the words following, to wit:

Friday, January 25, 1850.

The Hon. GEORGE W. PATTERson,
President of the Senate:

MY DEAR SIR-The Rev. Mr. Pinney, agent of the N. Y. State colonization society, will deliver his address this evening, in the Assembly chamber, on African colonization. Mr. Pinney has himself been formerly governor of the Colony, and so important are the facts recently communicated from that settlement, that the United States Government are entertaining the proposition to make a commercial treaty with the Liberian Republic, as England France, Belgium and Germany have already done. The members of the Senate are respectfully invited to be present.

With regards, &c.,
GABRIEL P. DISOSWAY,
In behalf of N. Y. S. Col. Society.

On motion of Mr. Schoonmaker, The Senate then adjourned until 11 o’clock to morrow morning.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Hall. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Curtis presented the resolutions of a meeting of citizens of Orange county, for an amendment of laws in relation to common schools, and for the repeal of the free school law, which were referred to the committee on literature. Mr. Curtis moved that said resolutions be printed. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Guinnip presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Chemung co., for provision for the education of neglected and destitute children, which was referred to the committee on literature. Mr. Guinnip moved that the said petition be printed. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was determined in the negative. Mr. Babcock presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Buffalo, for an amendment of the law in relation to the assessment and collection of taxes, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill upon that subject. Messrs. Miller and Stanton presented two several petitions of sundry inhabitants of Monroe and Tompkins counties, for aid from the State to Genesee College, which was referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Fox presented the petition of Noah Smith, for relief from damages sustained by the enlargement of the Erie canal, which was referred to the committee on claims. Mr. Miller presented the petition of Charles W. Woolston and others, for relief from damages sustained by a break in the Erie canal at Perrinton, which was referred to the committee on the grieVances. Mr. Williams, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill of Gilbert Hopkins, of Ravenswood, Queens co., for a law to build a pier in front of his lands in the East river, reported, and asked to be discharged from the further consideration of said petition. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said report, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Schoonmaker, 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 canal damages to Oliver Barker,” was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and committed to a committee of the whole.

Mr. Carroll, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to amend an act to provide for the appointment of commissioners to ascertain the compensation for taking private property for public use in the city of Troy,” reported in favor of the passage of the same without amendment, which was committed to a committee of the whole. Mr. Stanton, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act further to amend the charter of the NewYork orphan asylum society,” 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. Stanton, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act authorising the trustees and associates of the Brooklyn benevolent society to sell a portion of their lands,” 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. Stanton, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An 'act granting land under water in the city of Brooklyn to the trustees and associates of the Brooklyn benevolent society,” 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 petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to authorise the sale and conveyance of certain real estate belonging to the estate of William W. Wadsworth,” 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. Babcock, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to amend an act entitled, “An act to punish and prevent frauds in the use of false stamps and labels,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, which was committed to the committee of the whole. By unanimous consent, Mr. Robinson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to require the several banks of this State to redeem their circulating notes in the city of New-York at par. A message was received from the Assembly, informing that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled, “An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes.” Ordered, That said bill be returned to the Assembly. A message was received from the Assembly, informing that they had adopted the report of the joint rules committee. The President laid before the Senate the report of the Phoenix Bank of New-York in relation to unclaimed dividends and deposits, which was referred to the committee on banks and insurance companies.

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The President laid before the Senate the 16th annual report of the Bowery Savings Bank of the city of New-York, which was referred to the committee on banks and insurance companies. On motion of Mr. Guinnip, Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Asssembly, requesting that body to transmit to the Senate the petition and pa. pers of Mathew Sayer relative to his claim for damages, and that they be referred to the committee on claims. On motion of Mr. Guinnip, Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Assembly, requesting them to send to the Senate the petition and papers relative to the claim of Washington Thurman, Benjamin A. Towner and Warren Mills for damages, and that when received they be referred to the committee on claims. On motion of Mr. Upham, Resolved, That the Canal Board report to the Senate what action has been had in relation to a supply of water from the Honeoye, Conesus, Canadice and Hemlock lakes, for the Genesee Valley and Erie canals. On motion of Mr. Upham, Resolved, That the Canal Commissioners report to the Senate what action has been had by them in relation to the supply of water for the Erie canal between Tonawanda and Montezema. On motion of Mr. Morgan, The Senate then proceeded to the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by him, 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. Morgan moved to amend said resolution by striking out all after the word “resolved,” and insert the following: “That the committee on the judiciary be directed to enquire and report, as to the propriety of enacting a law to make towns, counties, cities, and incorporated villages severally liable for property within their limits which shall be destroyed by mobs or riotous assemblages. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said resolution as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Geddes moved that the Senate reconsider its vote on the motion to print the resolutions of a meeting of the inhabitants of Orange county, for the amendment of the laws in relation to common schools and for the repeal of the free school law. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to print said resolution, and it was decided in the negative. On motion of Mr. Miller, Resolved, That the petitions, affidavits and other papers heretofore presented and on file with the Senate, relative to the claim of Chas. W. Woolaston and others for canal damages, be taken from the files and referred to the committee on grievances. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to settle and pay the claim of W. W. Niles for the destruction of his property on the Long Island farms,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Colt, from said committee, reported progress on said bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again. By unanimous consent, Mr. Tuttle moved that the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act to authorise the holding of a county court and court of sessions in the county of Schoharie;’ be ordered to a third reading. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. By unanimous consent, The said bill was then read the third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Dart Mr. Owen
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Dimmick Mr. Robinson
Mr. Brown Mr. Fox Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Carroll Mr. Geddes Mr. Skinner

Mr. Colt Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder

Mr. Cook Mr. Mann Mr. Stanton
Mr. Crolius Mr. Miller Mr. Tuttle

Mr. Cross Mr. Morgan Mr. Upham
Mr. Curtis Mr. Noyes Mr. Williams 27

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the same with amendments there with delivered. By unanimous consent, Mr. Snyder moved that the bill entitled, “An act to authorise the supervisors of Dutchess county to remove the poor house of said county,” be ordered to a third reading. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. By unanimous consent, The said bill was then read the third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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