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ferred the petition for that purpose, reported the bill entitled, “An act authorising the appraisal and payment of canal damages to Matthew Sayre,” which was read the first time, and by unanimons consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Dimmick, from the committee on agriculture, to which was referred the resolution heretofore offered recommending the establishment of an agricultural bureau in the department of the interior, reported, and recommended the adoption of the following resolutions, to Wit: Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the Legislature of the State of New-York, earnestly request the Senators and Representatives from this State in Congress to use their utmost influence to procure the establishment, by law, of a bureau of agriculture in the department of the interior of our national government, whose duty it shall be to aid in promoting the general interests of agriculture throughout the commonwealth. Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the Governor be requested to forward a copy of the foregoing resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress. Mr. Dimmick moved that the report be laid upon the table. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, 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 petition for that purpose, reported the bill entitled, “An act to amend an act in relation to the fees of county treasurers,” 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 referred the motion to print extra numbers of the annual report of the executive committee of the State Normal School, reported, and offerred the following resolution: Resolved, That ten times the usual number of the said report be printed for the use of the Legislature, and 500 for the executive committee. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said report, and it was decided in the negative. Mr. Upham moved the Senate reconsider the vote just taken on said report The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Upham moved the question of agreeing to the report of the committee 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 negative. Mr. Johnson moved to amend the report of the committee by striking out ten times the usual number and inserting five times the usual number.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said report as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Beekman, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act authorising school district number six, in the town of Lyons, to collect a tax voted by them in instalments, reported in favor of the passage of the same, which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Beekman, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act to provide for the support and education of a limited number of Indian youth of the State of New-York at the State Normal School,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Carroll, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows: “An act in relation to the Utica water works company.” “An act to vest certain powers in the freeholders and inhabitants of the village of Waterford, passed April 6, 1801.” “An act to release the interest of the State in certain real estate of which Hugh Hammel died seised, to Mary Hammel, his widow.” Ordered, That said bills do have their third reading. Mr. Johnson, from the select committee, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act for the relief ef persons holding lands under perpetual leases in this State,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, and amended the title so as to read “An act for the relief of tenants holding lands under perpetual leases in this State and for the purpose of determining title to certain manors and tracts of lands,” which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Babcock gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorise the consolidation of any two railroad corporations whose roads are contiguous or co-terminous into a single corporation, and prescribing the powers of such corporation. Mr. Babcock gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill farther to amend the charter of the Attica and Hornellsville railroad. Mr. Johnson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill further to amend section five of the act entitled, “An act to reduce the number of town officers and town and county expenses, and to prevent abuses in auditing town and county accounts,” passed May 10, 1845. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Beekman asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to enable married women residing in this State to execute powers of attorney to convey real estate,” 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. Morgan gave notice that he would, at a future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled, “An act to amend certain acts concerning passengers coming to the city of New-York, passed April 11, 1849.” Mr. Morgan gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorise the Comptroller to make investments of money belonging to the bank fund. Mr. Johnson offered for the consideration of the Senate, resolutions in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That the Saratoga and Schenectady railroad company be required to report to the Senate within ten days, what progress has been made by them in relaying their track with a heavy iron rail, and what arrangements have been made by them (if any,) to complete the relaying the same from the village of Ballston to the city of Schenectady. Resolved, That the Clerk be directed to transmit a copy of the foregoing resolution to the president of said company. Mr. Carroll moved that said resolutions be laid upon the table. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Brown, Resolved, That the Clerk furnish the President, the Senators, and the officers and reporters of the Senate an additional copy of the Manual for their use at their rooms. On motion of Mr. Morgan, The Senate then proceeded to the consideration of the resolutions heretofore offered by him, in the words following, 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. Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the Governor be requested to forward a copy of the foregoing resolution to each of the Senators and Representatives from this State in Congress. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Johnson moved that the bill entitled, “An act to amend certain parts of the Revised Statutes and to regulate the police of the town of Watervliet,” be recommitted to the committee of the whole, and that it retain its place on the general orders. 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 vest certain powers in the freeholders and inhabitants of the village of Waterford, passed April 6, 1801,” was read the third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and threefifths of said members being present on the final passage thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE

Mr. Beach Mr. Dart Mr. Morgan
Mr. Beekman Mr. Dimmick Mr. Noyes

Mr. Brown Mr. Fox Mr. Skinner

Mr. Colt Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder

Mr. Cook Mr. Johnson Mr. Stanton
Mr. Crook Mr. Mann Mr. Stone

Mr. Cross Mr. Miller 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 in relation to the Utica waterworks 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 ArriRMATIVE.

Mr. Beach Mr. Dart Mr. Morgan
Mr. Beekman Mr. Dimmick Mr. Noyes

Mr. Brown Mr. Fox Mr. Skinner

Mr. Colt Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder

Mr. Cook Mr. Johnson Mr. Stanton
Mr. Crook Mr. Mann Mr. Stone

Mr. Cross Mr. Miller 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 Hugh Hamel died seised, to Mary Hamel, his widow,” 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 AFFin MATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Curtis Mr. Morgan
Mr. Beach Mr. Dart Mr. Noyes
Mr. Beekman Mr. Dimmick Mr. Skinner
Mr. Brown Mr. Fox Mr. Snyder

Mr. Colt Mr. Guinnip Mr. Stanton

Mr. Cook Mr. Johnson Mr. Stone

Mr. Crook Mr. Mann Mr. Tuttle

Mr. Cross Mr. Miller Mr. Upham 24

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. On motion of Mr. Babcock and by unanimous consent, Resolved, That there be printed for the use of the Governor two hundred and fifty copies of his report in answer to a resolution of the Senate asking for information of the Senate respecting juvenile vagrants.

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:

STATE OF NEW-YORK,
Executive DEPARTMENT,
.Albany, Feb. 5, 1850. }

To the Senate:

I have this day approved and signed the bill entitled, “An act to authorise the Exchange Bank of Geneseo to change their place of

business.” HAMILTON FISH.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to pay the Syracuse coarse salt company for land taken to abate a nuisance,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Skinner, 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 for the appraisal and payment of canal damages to Augustus Morgan,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Beach, from said committee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again. A message was received from the Assembly, informing that they had passed, without amendment, the following bills: “An act to extend the time for county superintendents of the poor elected in November, 1849, to take the oath of office and file their official bond,” “An act to regulate the salary of the district attorney of the county of Saratoga.” Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor. On motion of Mr. Stone, The Senate then adjourned until 11 o’clock to-morrow morning.

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