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STATE OF NEw-York,
Executive DEPARTMENT,
.Albany, Jan. 31, j}

To the Senate:

I have this day approved and signed the bill entitled, “An act to amend ‘An act establishing free schools throughout the State, passed March 26, 1849.” HAMILTON FISH.

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,” 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. Dimmick Mr. Robinson
Mr. Beekman Mr. Fox Mr. Skinner
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder
Mr. Brown Mr. Mann Mr. Stanton
Mr. Carroll Mr. Miller Mr. Stone

Mr. Colt Mr. Morgan Mr. Tuttle

Mr. Cross Mr. Owen Mr. Upham
Mr. Curtis 22

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

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,” was read the third time and passed, two-thirds of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Cross Mr. Owen

Mr. Beach Mr. Curtis Mr. Robinson
Mr. Beekman Mr. Dimmick Mr. Skinner
Mr. Brandreth ' Mr. Fox Mr. Snyder

Mr. Brown Mr. Guinnip Mr. Stanton
Mr. Carroll Mr. Mann Mr. Stone

Mr. Colt Mr. Miller Mr. Tuttle

Mr. Cook Mr. Morgan Mr. Upham 24

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

The bill entitled, “An act to amend the Revised Statutes and to regulate the police of the town of Watervliet,” was read the third time.

Mr. Mann moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee on engrossed bills.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

The bill entitled, “An act to divide the 6th and 7th wards and to establish the boundaries and civil divisions of the city of Brooklyn,” 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. Beach Mr. Curtis Mr. Robinson
Mr. Beekman Mr. Dart Mr. Skinner
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Dimmick Mr. Snyder
Mr. Brown Mr. Fox Mr. Stanton
Mr. Carroll Mr. Guinnip Mr. Stone

Mr. Colt Mr. Mann Mr.”Tuttle

Mr. Cook Mr. Miller Mr. Upham

Mr. Cross Mr. Owen 23

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

The bill entitled, “An act to incorporate a seminary of education under the name of Jonesville academy,” 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. Beekman Mr. Dimmick Mr. Robinson
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Fox Mr. Skinner
Mr. Carroll Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder

Mr. Colt Mr. Johnson Mr. Stanton

Mr. Cook Mr. Mann Mr. Stone

Mr. Cross Mr. Miller Mr. Tuttle

Mr. Curtis Mr. Morgan Mr. Upham

Mr. Dart Mr. Owen 23

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. By unanimous consent, The Senate again proceeded to the consideration of executive business. After some time spent in executive session the doors were opened, and the Senate proceeded to legislative business. On motion of Mr. Miller, The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act to authorise John A. Dix to build a bridge from Manuersing island to the main land in the town of Rye in Westchester county,” and aster some time spent thereon, Mr. Owen, from said committee, reported in favor of the

[SENATE Journal.] 20

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 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. §: Johnson moved that when the Senate adjourn it adjourn until Monday morning at 11 o’clock. 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. Geddes, The Senate then adjourned.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Huntington. The journal of Friday was read and approved. Mr. Upham presented the petition of citizens of the county of Genesee praying for the passage of a law providing for the payment of sheriffs' fees in certain cases, which was referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties. Mr. Upham also presented the petition of citizens of Genesee co. asking a repeal of the free school law, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill upon that subject. Mr. Beach presented the petition of merchants and others of the city of New-York in favor of an alteration or repeal of the existing usury laws, which was referred to the committee of the whole hav. ing in charge the bill upon that subject. Mr. Beach also presented the remonstrance of E. B. Cobb and 200 citizens of Auburn against a direct road and consolidation of the Auburn and Syracuse and Auburn and Rochester railroad companies, which was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Crook presented the remonstrance of R. A. Weed and 43 other citizens of Clinton co. against bridging lake Champlain, which was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Johnson presented the petition of R. Richardson for a law regulating fees of county judges, which was referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Stone presented the petition of inhabitants of Madison co. for

a change in the law relating to sheriffs' fees on executions in certain cases, which was referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties. Mr. Beach presented the remonstrance of inhabitants of Cayuga in favor of relieving the central line of railway from the payment of canal tolls on freight, which was referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Miller presented the petition of Drake Mills, Freeman Hunt, and 150 others in the city of New-York for a repeal or modification of the usury laws, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill on that subject. Mr. Colt presented the petition of N. W. Howell, jr., Willson F. Granger, B. Whiting and others, for a general term of the supreme court in Ontario co. in 1850, and in each year thereafter, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill on that subject. Mr. Curtis presented the petition of inhabitants of the town of Newburgh praying for the passage of an act authorising the election of a police justice in said town, which was referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Cross presented the remonstrance of the board of supervisors of Kings county against the passage of a bill now before the Senate .."“An act amendatory of and in addition to an act entitled, “An act to establish courts of civil and criminal jurisdiction in the city of Brooklyn,” which was referred to the committee on the judiciary. ; Morgan, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to authorise the Comptroller to suspend legal proceedings against the Hudson and Berkshire railroad company,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendment, which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Morgan, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to provide for the appraisal and payment of canal damages to Charles Ehle,” with instructions to enquire and report from what fund such damages should be paid, reported in writing.

(See Doc. No. 42.)

Mr. Curtis moved that said report 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. Mr. Curtis moved that twice the usual number of the said report be printed for the use of the Legislature. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was determined in the affirmative. Mr. Colt, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the resolutions for that purpose, reposted the bill entitled, “An act to repeal an act providing for registry of births, marriages and deaths,” 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 resolutions of the board of supervisors of Chautauque county, for a repeal or modification of the registry law, reported, and asked to be discharged from the further consideration of said .." and that the same be referred to the committee of the whole aving in charge the bill upon that subject. Mr. Colt, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported the bill entitled, “An act to authorise Norris M. Woodruff and Samuel Stocking to remove a certain ledge of rocks in the bed of Indian river,” 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. Beach, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the motion to print ten times the usual number of the report of the committee on literature on the bill amending the general school law, reported, and offered the following resolution: Resolved, That ten times the usual number of the said report and bill be printed for the use of the Legislature. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Carroll, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows: “An act to amend the Revised Statutes and to regulate the police of the town of Watervliet.” “An act to amend the charter of the Canandaigua and Corning railroad company.” Ordered, That said bills do have their third reading. A message from the Assembly was received and read, informing that they had passed without amendment the bill entitled, “An act to authorise the Exchange bank of Genesee to change its place of business * Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor. A bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, “An act for the relief of John Tice, Samuel Shelland, Alfred White and Peter Hynds, late commissioners of highways of the town of Seward,” 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 bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, “An act to provide for the support and education of a limited numof Indian youths of the State of New-York at the State Normal School,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature. A bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, “An act to confirm the title to a lot of land conveyed to and by Patrick McGovern, an alien,” which was read the first time, and by

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