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island to the main land in the town of Rye in Westchester county,” 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.

A message from the Governor was received and read, in the words following, to wit:

STATE OF NEW-YORK,
Executive DEPARTMENT,
.Albany, January 31, 1850. §

To the Senate:

I have this day approved and signed the following entitled bills: “An act to provide for a donation of a block of stone to the national Washington monument,” “An act further to amend the charter of the Attica and Hornelsville railroad company, passed May 14, 1845.” HAMILTON FISH.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to amend an act entitled, “An act to incorporate a gas light company in the village of Brooklyn,’ passed April 18, 1825, and to confirm the election of directors,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Stone, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, 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 to release the interest of the State in certain real estate of which Mary Price died seised, to the county of Cattaraugus,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Dart, 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. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to amend certain parts of the Revised Statutes, and to regulate the police of the town of Watervliet,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Mann, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, 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 to divide the 6th and 7th wards and establish boundaries and civil divisions of the city of Brooklyn,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Cook, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, 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 to incorporate a seminary of education under the name of the Jonesville academy,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Babcock, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said hill ordered engrossed for a third reading. On motion of Mr. Johnson, The Senate then adjourned until 11 o’clock to-morrow morning.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Halloway. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Cross presented the petition of Stephen Crowell and others for a general law to incorporate building and accumulating fund as: sociations, which was referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies. Mr. Snyder presented the petition of the town officers of the town of Claverack for a law authorising the laying out of public highways in said town not more than four nor less than two rods wide, which was referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Stanton presented the petition of Walter S. Todd and Oscar Granger for a review of their claim by the Canal Board for work done on the Genesee Valley canal, which was referred to the committee on grievances. Mr. Beekman presented the memorial of the trustees of the Greenwich savings bank for an amendment of their charter, which was referred to the committee on banks and insurance companies. Mr. Skinner presented the petition of inhabitants of school dis, trict No. 1 in the town of Deerfield, praying for a more just and equal law for the distribution of the school fund of the State, which was referred to the committee on literature. Mr. Morgan presented the memorial of merchants of New-York for a repeal or modification of the usury laws, which was committed to the committee of the whole when on a bill for that purpose. Mr. Curtis presented the petition of Thomas and Worden for relief from damages sustained by the construction of the Genesee Walley canal, which was referred to the committee on claims. Messrs. Robinson and Skinner presented three petitions of inhabitants of Allegany co. for a law to prevent the sale of intoxicating drinks, which was referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Upham presented the petition of the Hahnemann academy of medicine in N. Y. city praying for a board of examiners to confer the degree of M. D. by said academy on application therefor, which was referred to the committee on medical societies and colleges.

Mr. Beekman, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported in writing, and introduced a bill entitled, “An act further to amend ‘An act establishing free schools throughout the State,’ passed March 26, 1849,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

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Mr. Stone moved that 10 times the usual number of the report and bill be printed for the use of the Legislature. Ordered, That said motion be referred to the committee on public printing. Mr. Curtis, from the committee on grievances, to which was referred a petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to provide for the appraisal and payment of canal damages to Charles W. Woolston, Erastus Hughes, Cicero Collins, Asahel Barber and Henry Pardee,” 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. Miller, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act to authorise John A. Dix to build a bridge from Manursing island to the main land in the town of Rye in Westchester county,” reported in favor of the passage of the same without amendment, which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Morgan, from the committee on o bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows: “An act to divide the sixth and seventh wards and establish the boundaries and civil divisions of the city of Brooklyn.” “An act to amend certain parts of the Revised Statutes, and to regulate the police of the town of Watervliet.” “An act to amend an act entitled, ‘An act to incorporate a gas light company in the village of Brooklyn,’ passed April 18, 1825, and to confirm the election of directors.” “An act to release the interest of the State in certain real estate of which Mary Price died seised, to the county of Cattaraugus.” “An act to incorporate a seminary of education under the name of the Jonesville academy.” Ordered, That said bills do have their third reading. Mr. Miller, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to authorise the Syracuse and Tully plank road company to make a branch of their road over the lands of the Onondaga Indians,” 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. Mann, from the select committee, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the Canandaigua and Corning railroad company,” reported the same complete with amendments, which report was agreed to and the bill ordered to be en

grossed for a third reading. The President laid before the Senate a communication from the

Commissioners of Emigration, in the words following, to wit:

OFFICE of THE CoMMIssionERs or EMIGRATION,
JNew-York, 25th January, 1850.

Hon. G. W. PATTERson,
President of the Senate:

SIR,--I have the honor here with to transmit the third annual report of the Commissioners of Emigration. I am, very respectfully,

G. C. VERPLANCK, Pres’t Com’rs of Emigration.

(See Doc. No. 48)

Ordered, That the said report be referred to the committee on commerce and navigation. Mr. Beekman moved that five times the usual number of said report be printed for the use of the Legislature, which motion was referred to the committee on public printing. The President laid before the Senate the annual report of the executive committee of the State Normal School, which was referred to the committee on literature.

(See Doc. No. 56.)

Mr. Stanton moved that five time the usual number of said report be printed for the use of the Legislature and 500 copies for the use of the executive committee, which motion was referred to the committee on public printing.

In pursuance of previous notice,

Mr. Owen asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to amend an act entitled, ‘An act to amend an act requiring compensation for causing death by wrongful act, neglect or default,’ passed April 7, 1849," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Beekman gave notice that he would, at a future day, ask leave to introduce a .# to enable married women residing in this State to execute powers of attorney to convey real estate.

Mr. Stone gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to establish an agricultural professorship at Central College, and for an appropriation for that object.

In pursuance of previous notice,

Mr. Johnson asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to incorporate the New-York hotel company,” 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.

In pursuance of previous notice,

Mr. Stanton asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act authorising and requiring the Canal Board to review the claim of Oscar Granger and Walter S. Todd for work done by them on the Genesee Valley canal, and providing for the payment of such sum as may be due them,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on grievances.

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

Resolved, That the Canal Board be requested, with all convenient speed, to report to the Senate the evidence taken, and the decision and award made in the matter of claim for damages against the State by Briggs Thomas and Eben E. Worden, submitted to said board in 1846, and also the grounds of said decision, entered on the minutes of said board, if any, and that said report, when received, be referred to the committee on claims.

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 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,” was read a 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. Curtis Mr. Owen

Mr. Beach Mr. Dart Mr. Robinson
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Dimmick Mr. Skinner
Mr. Brown Mr. Fox Mr. Snyder
Mr. Carroll Mr. Guinnip Mr. Stanton

Mr. Colt Mr. Johnson Mir. Stone

Mr. Cook Mr. Mann Mr. Tuttle

Mr. Cross Mr. Miller Mr. Upham 24

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the same without amendment.

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.

A message from the Governor was received and read in the words following, to wit:

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