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of the passage of the same, which was committed to the committee of the whole.

A message was received from the Governor in the words following :

g ExEcutive DEPARTMENT,

Jilbany, January 29, 1850. :

To the Senate :

In answer to the resolution of the Senate, adopted on the 18th day of January inst , requesting the Governor to communicate to the Senate any statistical and other information in his possession, relating to Asiatic cholera, I have the honor to reply, saying that there is no statistical or authentic information relating to Asiatic cholera in the

possession of this department. HAMILTON FISH.

Ordered, That said communication be referred to the committee on medical societies and colleges.

The President laid before the Senate a report from the Canal Commissioners, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, relative to the supply of water for the Erie canal between Tonawanda and Montezuma, which was referred to the committee on canals.

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Mr. Cook gave notice that he would ask leave, at an early day, to introduce a bill to prevent and punish champerty and maintenance.

Mr. Johnson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to open and extend a highway from the city of Albany to the town of Watervliet, in the county of Albany.

Mr. Dart gave notice that the would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill appointing commissioners to codify the laws of this State, increasing the present number of such commissioners and extending their term of service.

In pursuance of previous notice,

Mr. Skinner asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to authorise the sale of certain arsenals and other property, and to provide for the safe keeping of the arms and property belonging to the State,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the militia and public defence.

Mr. Cross gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act authorising the appointment of commissioners to lay out and open Division avenue, fixing the boundary line between the city of Brooklyn, village of Williamsburgh, and the towns of Bushwick and Flatbush.

In pursuance of previous notice,

Mr. Geddes asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitied, “An act in relation to the resignation of county judges,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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Mr. Stanton gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill for the relief of Oscar Granger and Walter S. Todd. Mr. Upham offered for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That twice the usual number of the report of the Canal Commissioners and accompanying papers in relation to Conesus, Honeoye, Hemlock and Canadice lakes be printed, and also 500 copies for the use of the Canal Board. Ordered, That the said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing. Mr. Upham offered for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That twice the usual number of the report of the Canal Commissioners and accompanying documents, in relation to the size of the canal between Tonawanda and Montezuma, be printed, and also 500 copies for the use of the Canal Board. Ordered, That the said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing. Mr. Dart offered for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That the committee on the militia be, and they are hereby instructed to brin in a bill repealing all existing militia laws, except so far as the same may relate to cities or incorporated villages. Mr. Dart 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. Johnson, Resolved, That it be referred to the President and Clerk to ascertain whether or not more suitable accommodations can be furnished to the reporters of the Senate. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to amend an act to authorise the formation of railroad corporations,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Morgan, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments. Mr. Geddes moved that said bill be referred to a select committee consisting of five Senators. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, That Messrs. Geddes, Babcock, Mann, Dimmick and Brandreth be such committee. The Senate then proceeded to the consideration of Executive business. After some time spent in executive session the doors were opened, and the Senate again proceeded to legislative business. Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Beach and Mr. Beekman for three days each. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to provide for a donation of blocks of

stone to the National Washington Monument,” and after some time spent thereon, Vir. Tuttle, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, and the title thereof amended so as to read as follows: “An act to provide for a donation of a block of stone to the National Washington Monument,” which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading. On motion of Mr. Miller, The Senate then adjourned until 11 o’clock to-morrow morning.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Halloway. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Beekman presented the petition of inhabitunts of New-York for an amendment of the laws in relation to the assessment and collection of taxes in said city, which was referred to a select committee consisting of Senators from the 3d, 4th, 5th and 6th districts. Mr. Skinner presented the petition of inhabitants of Watertown for the removal of the State arsenal at that place, which was referred to the committee on militia. Mr. Beekman presented the memorial of the trustees of Hamilton college for a renewal of the appropriation for said college for the years 1850 and 1851 of $3,000 annually, which was referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Beekman presented the memorial of the board of education of the city of New-York for an appropriation for the purchase of a library for the free academy in said city, which was referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Colt presented two petitions of inhabitants of Livingston co. for an appropriation from the State to Genesee college, which were referred the committee on finance. Mr. Brandreth presented 11 remonstrances of inhabitants of Westchester co. against the repeal of the act appointing commissioners to lay out a road from the head of the five mile turnpike in Westchester, to the store of J. Towner, in Putnam co., which were referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Mann, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the Canandaigua and Corning railroad company,” with instructions to report as to the constitutionality of said bill, made a written report thereon.

Mr. Carroll moved that five times the usual number of said report be printed for the use of the Legislature. Ordered, That said motion be referred to the committee on public printing. Mr. Şım moved that said bill be referred to a select committee to report complete. . The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, That Messrs Mann, Colt and Guinnip, be such select committee. Mr. Miller, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to amend ‘An act authorising free schools throughout the State,’ passed March 26, 1849,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Upham, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the motion to print twice the usual number of the report of the Canal Board in relation to the supply of water for the Genesee Valley canal, and 500 copies of the same for the use of the Canal Board, reported, and offered the following resolution: Resolved, That twice the usual number of said report be printed for the use of the Legislature, and 500 for the use of the Canal Board. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree ..., une said report, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Upham, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the motion to print twice the usual number of the report of the Canal Commissioners in relation to the size of the calal between Tonawanda and Montezuma, and 500 copies for the use of the Canal Board, reported, and offered the following resolution: Resolved, That five times the usual number of said report be printed for the use of the Legislature, and 500 copies for the use of the Canal Board. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree the said report, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Upham, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the petition of citizens of Waterloo and Fayette, in Seneca co., for a law draining lands overflowed by the Cayuga and Seneca canal, reported, and offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Canal Commissioners cause a survey to be made of the quantity of land adjacent to the outlet of the Seneca lake, now the Cayuga and Seneca canal, overflowed by the waters of said outlet or canal, by reason of the State works at the village of Waterloo; and also that they cause a survey and estimate to be made of the most feasible plan for the draining or for discharging of the waters so flowing said lands, and that they report such plan and estimate, as also the amount of lands so overflowed, to the Legislature, at their earliest convenience. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said report, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Brandreth, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the motion to print five times the usual number of the report of the judiciary committee on the bill to amend the charter of the Canandaigua and Corning railroad company, reported in favor of printing five times the usual number of said report for the use of the Legislature. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said report, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Colt, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to amend the act to vest in the boards of supervisors certain legislative powers, passed April 3, 1849,” reported in favor of the passage of the same without amendment, which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Cross presented the 22d report of the Brooklyn Savings Bank in the city of Brooklyn, which was referred to the committee on banks and insurance companies. Mr. Beekman presented the annual report of the Greenwich Savings Bank of the city of New-York, which was referred to the committee on banks and insurance companies. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Cook asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to prevent champerty and maintenance,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. in pursuance of previous notice, . Mr. Johnson asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to open and extend a highway from the city of Albany to the town of Watervliet,” 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. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Cross asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to authorise the appointment of commissioners to open Division avenue and establish the boundary line between the city of Brooklyn, village of Williamsburgh, and towns of Bushwick and Flatbush,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages. Mr. Cook moved that the bill entitled, “An act to amend “An act establishing free schools throughout the State, passed March 26, 1849,” be engrossed for a third reading. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Owen, Resolved, That the petition of Henry Jordon, presented to the Senate in 1849, be taken from the files of the Senate and referred to the committee on Indian affairs. On motion of Mr. Johnson, Resolved, That the committee on claims be discharged from the

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