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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

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

Mr. Colt Mr. Guinnip Mr. Stanton
Mr. Cook Mr. Miller Mr. Tuttle
Mr. Crolius Mr. Morgan Mr. Upham
Mr. Cross Mr. Noyes Mr. Williams
Mr. Curtis Mr. Owen 26.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the without amendment. By unanimous consent, Mr. Schoonmaker moved that the bill entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the Schenectady and Catskill railroad company,” be referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the Canandaigua and Corning railroad company.” The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the following bills: “An act to amend the charter of the Canandaigua and Corning railroad company.” “An act to amend the charter of the Schenectady and Catskill railroad company,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Brandreth, from said committee, reported progress on said first mentioned bill, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again. Mr. Brandreth, from said 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. Carroll, The Senate then adjourned until 11 o’clock to-morrow morning.

MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Holloway.

The journal of Saturday was read and approved.

Mr. Dimmick presented the resolutions of the president and trustees of the village of Binghamton, for an amendment of their char

ter, which was referred to the committee on the incorporation ts cities and villages. Mr. Owen presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Chautauque co. for the location of the N. Y. and Erie railroad on the original route in said county, which was referred to the committee of the whole when on the bill for that purpose. Mr. Tuttle presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Delaware co. for an amendment of the laws in relation to the assessment and collection of taxes, which was referred to the committee of the whole when on a bill for that purpose. . Mr. Colt and Mr. Guinnip presented two petitions of inhabitants of Ontario and Chemung counties, for an appropriation to the Genesee college, which were referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Snyder presented the petition of the trustees of Hudson orphan and relief association for an amendment of their charter, which was referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies. Mr. Owen and Mr. Tuttle presented two petitions of inhabitants of Delaware and Chautauque counties for a law regulating the fees of sheriffs on executions not satisfied, which were referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Snyder and Mr. Johnson presented two petitions of tenants under manorial leases for a law to stay the collection of rents until the question of title is determined, which were referred to the select committee on that subject. Mr. Cross, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, o: a bill entitled, “An act further to amend the charter of the village of Binghamton,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole. 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 authorise the holding of a county court and court of ses. sions in the county of Schoharie.” Ordered, That said bill be returned to the Assembly. A message was received from the Assembly, informing that they had passed, without amendment, the bill entitled, “An act further to amend the charter of the Attica and Hornelsville railroad company, passed May 14, 1845.” Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor. Mr. Skinner gave notice that he would, at some future time, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorise the sale of certain arsenals belonging to the State, and to provide for the safe keeping of the arms and other property. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Colt asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to amend the act to vest in the boards of supervisors certain legislative powers, and to prescribe their fees, passed April 3, 1849," 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. Mr. Geddes gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to the resignation of county judges. By unanimous consent, Mr. Miller asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act more effectually to prevent gambling,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. On motion of Mr. Dart, Resolved, That the Comptroller be requested to report to the Senate the amount paid for printing and binding for the State from 30th September, I848, to January 1, 1850, designating the amount paid for legislative printing, the amount paid for printing for the canal department and for each of the State officers respectively, and giving the names of the persons to whom the same has been paid and the amount paid to each, and also the aggregate sum paid for printing in each year since 30th, September, 1848. Mr. Carroll offered for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That the Clerk be authorised to procure the binding of copies of the codes of civil and criminal procedure, not o one copy for each Senator, officer and reporter of the Senate, an twelve copies for the library of the Senate, to be comprised in not more than two volumes for each copy, and to cost not more than twenty-five cents per volume. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said resolution, and it was decided in the negative. Mr. Carroll, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bill entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the Schenectady and Catskill railroad company.” Ordered, That the said bill do have its third reading. The Senate then resolved 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. By unanimous consent, The bill entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the Schenectady and Catskill railroad company,” was 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. Noyes
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Dimmick Mr. Owen
Mr. Brown Mr. Fox Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Carroll Mr. Geddes Mr. Skinner
Mr. Colt Mr. Guinnip Mr. Stone

Mr. Cook Mr. Johnson Mr. Tuttle

Mr. Crolius Mr. Mann Mr. Upham
Mr. Cross Mr. Miller Mr. Williams
Mr. Curtis Mr Morgan 26

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence theiein.

Mr. Curtis offered for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, That the Attorney General be requested to transmit to the Senate, at his earliest convenience, his opinion as to the constitutionality of a law, operating restrospectively, obliging towns and counties to pay for property destroyed by mobs; and also, (if he shall find such law would be constitutional,) how far back it might be made to extend; and also, whether in his opinion the State (if suable, the same as an individual,) would be liable to pay William W. Niles for his property on Long Island farms, which was destroyed on the 26th of May, 1847, as appears by the evidence on the Journals of the Senate and Assembly.

Mr. Curtis 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.

The President laid before the Senate the report of the Canal Board, in answer to a resolution of the Senate of Jan. 27, in relation to the supply of water from the Honeoye, Conesus, Canadice and Hemlock lakes for the Erie canal, which was referred to the committee on canals.

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The Senate then lesolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the Canandaigua and Corning railroad company,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Brandreth, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same. Mr. Carroll moved that the said bill, as reported by a committee of the whole of the Senate, be referred to the committee on the judiciary, to report whether in their judgment said bill can be passed without conflicting with the provisions of the constitution. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. On a otion of Mr. Miller, The Senate then adjourned until 11 o'clock to-morrow morning. TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Frazier. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Stanton presented the memorial of the bar of Cayuga county, in favor of the bill for fixing the terms of the supreme court in the 7th judicial district, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill upon that subject. Mr. Robinson presented the petition of William Fisher, for interest accruing on canal damages awarded by the Canal Appraisers in the year 1848, which was referred to the committee on claims. Messrs. Robinson and Owen presented two several petitions of sundry inhabitants of o and Chautauque counties, for a law compelling the N. Y. and Erie railroad to construct their road on the original route in said counties, which were referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill upon that subject. Messrs. Babcock, Stanton and Robinson presented seven several petitions of sundry inhabitants of Erie Seneca, Wayne, Yates and Wyoming counties, for aid from the State to the Genesee College, which were referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Williams, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act granting to Henry C. Murphy the land under water in front of his land at New Utrecht,” 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. Schoonmaker, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported in writing, and introduced a bill entitled, “An act for the payment to Asa Baxter of the amount of his damages appraised by commissioners appointed under the act for the appraisal of his damages, passed Dec. 14, 1847,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

(See Doc Wo 35.)

Mr. Miller, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act for the relief of the Rensselaer and Columbia turnpike road,” 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. Miller, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to repeal the charter of the Hector and Catharine road and bridge company,” reported in favor

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