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further consideration of the application of Matthew Sayre, and also of the application of Washington Thurman and others for relief, and that the same be referred to the committee on grievances.

Mr. Carroll, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bill entitled, “An act to provide for a donation of a block of stone for the National Washington Monument.”

Ordered, That said bill do have its third reading.

The said bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths of said inembers being present on the final passage thereof, as follows:

roR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Dart Mr. Morgan
Mr. Beekman Mr. Dimmick Mr. Owen
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Fox Mr. Robinson
Mr. Brown Mr. Geddes Mr. Skinner

Mr. Colt Mr. Guinnip Mr. Stanton

Mr. Cook Mr. Johnson, Mr. Tuttle
Mr. Crolius Mr. Mann Mr. Upham

Mr. Cross Mr. Miller Mr. Williams
Mr. Curtis 25

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to amend the law for the assessment and collection of taxes,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Robinson, from said committee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again. Mr. Mann moved that the bill entitled, “An act to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to assessors reviewing assessment rolls, and fixing the time and place of their meeting.” be referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the Ém entitled, “An act to amend the law for the assessment and collection of taxes.” The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Carroll, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bill entitled, “An act to amend an act establishing free schools throughout the State, passed March 26, 1849.” Ordered, That the said bill do have its third reading. The bill entitled, “An act to amend an act establishing free schools throughout the State, passed March 26, 1849," was read the third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths of said members being present on the final passage thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFF1RMATIVE.

Mr. Beekman Mr. Curtis Mr. Owen
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Dart Mr. Robinson

Mr. Brown Mr. Dimmick Mr. Skinner
Mr. Carroll Mr. Fox Mr. Stanton.

Mr. Colt Mr. Johnson Mr. Stone

Mr. Cook Mr. Mann Mr 'I'uttle
Mr. Crolius Mr. Miller Mr. Upham

Mr. Cross Mr. Morgan Mr. Williams 24

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on 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 12, 1846,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Stanton, from said committee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again. Mr. Geddes moved that the fifth section of said bill be printed. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was determined in the affirmative. A message was received from the Assembly, delivered by Mr. Burroughs and Monroe, informing that the Assembly had elected Robert H. Pruyn Speaker pro tempore. Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Noyes and Mr. Crolius for five days, and to Mr. Snyder for three days. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act relative to the State Library and Regents of the University,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Crolius, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same with an amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading. A message from the Assembly was received and read, informing that they had passed without amendment the bill entitled, “An act to provide for a donation of a block of stone to the National Washington Monument.” Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to establish a free school in district number three in the town of Newtown,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Stone, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments. Mr. Brown moved that the report of the committee of the whole 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 Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to enable turnpike road companies in certain cases to sell their roadway rights and other property,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Miller, 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 to provide for the appraisal and payment of canal damages to Charles Ehle,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Fox, #. said committee, reported progress, and asked and obtained leave to sit again. On motion of Mr. Johnson, Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill for the relief of Charles Ehle, and that the same be referred to the finance committee to report from what fund the damages to claimants are to be paid. On motion of Mr. Guinnip, The Senate then adjourned until 11 o'clock to morrow morning.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Frazier. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Cook presented two petitions of landholders residing above Fort Miller dam, for relief from damages caused by the erection and continuance of said dam. Mr. Cook moved that said petitions be referred to the Canal Board. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Beekman presented the memorial of sundry inhabitants of New-York, for an amendment of the laws in relation to the assessment and collection of taxes in the city of New-York, which was referred to a select committee composed of the Senators from the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Senate districts. Mr. Babcock presented the petition of Jerome B. Ransom, for a law to authorise the Canal Board to ascertain the amount due to him, which was referred to the committee on canals. Mr. Morgan presented the memorial of Dater, Miller & Co., and others of New-York city, for a reduction of tolls on the State canals, which was referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Geddes presented the remonstrance of sundry inhabitants of Onondaga county, against the consolidation of railroads from Syracuse to Rochester, which was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Beach presented the remonstrance of sundry inhabitants of Auburn, against changing the place of holding the general terms of the supreme court in the 7th district, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill upon that subject. Mr. Stone presented the petition of the trustees of the village of Morrisville, Madison co., for a change of the law in relation to highway labor, which was referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages. Mr. Johnson presented six petitions of tenants under manorial titles, for a law to stay the collection of rent until the question of title is settled, which was referred to the select committee of which Mr Johnson is chairman. Mr. Brandreth presented two remonstrances of sundry inhabitants of Putnam county, against the repeal of an act appointing commissioners to lay out a road from the head of the turnpike in Westchester county to the store of J. Towner in Putnam co., which was referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Messrs. Robinson and Owen presented four petitions of sundry inhabitants of Allegany and Cattaraugus counties, for the completion of the N. Y. and Erie railroad 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, Miller, Upham and Beach presented six petitions of sundry inhabitants of Erie, Monroe, Genesee and Cayuga counties, for an appropriation to Genesee College, which were read and referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Geddes presented the petition of the Syracuse and Tully plank road company, for a law allowing them to build a branch of their road over the lands of the Onondaga Indians, which was referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Cook, from the committee on banks and insurance companies, to which was referred so much of the message of the Governor as relates to banks, reported a bill entitled, “An act to incorporate the Albany city savings institution,” 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 canals, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act in relation to the resignation of county judges,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, and amended the title so as to read “An act concerning resignations of office,” which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Upham, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported in writing, and introduced a bill entitled, “An act for the appraisal and payment of canal damages to Elizabeth S. Granger, Warren Granger and James N. Granger,” 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. Stanton, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to appropriate money to the society for the reformation of juvenile delinquents in the city of New-York,” 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. Cross, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and

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villages, to which was referred the 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,” reported in favor of the o of the same, which was committed to the committee of the whole. A message was received from the Assembly, informing that they had passed, without amendment, the bill entitled, “An act to amend an act establishing free schools throughout the State, passed March 26, 1849.” Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor. Mr. Johnson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the New-York hotel company. Mr. Morgan offered for the consideration of the Senate, the fol. lowing concurrent resolution, to wit: Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the Senators and Representatives in Congress from this State, be requested to advocate the passage of a law establishing a mint in the city of New-York. Ordered, That the said resolution be laid upon the table. Mr. Carroll, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bill entitled, “An act relative to the State library and . Regents of the University.” Mr. Carroll moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee of the whole. 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 bill entitled, “An act to amend the laws for the assessment and collection of taxes,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Rob- inson, 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 enable turnpike companies in certain cases to sell their roadway rights and other property,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Miller, 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 from the Assembly entitled, “An act further to amend An act to authorise the construction of a railroad from New-York to Albany,’ paesed May 12, 1846,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Stanton, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same without amendment, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading. A bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the society of the New-York Hos. pital,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies. A bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, “An act to authorise John A. Dix to build a bridge from Monursing

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