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Ordered, That Mr. Stone, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Brown be such select committee. Mr. Fox presented three several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the county of Montgomery, for an amendment of the charter of the Fort Plain bridge company, which were referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Mann presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Oneida county, for the passage of a general railroad law, which was referred to the select committee on the bill upon that subject. Mr. Upham presented two petitions of sundry inhabitants of Livingston and Genesee counties, for aid to the Genesee College, which were referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Colt presented the memorial of a convention held at Geneseo, for a railroad from Buffalo to the N. Y. and Erie railroad, which was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Stone presented the petition of sundry citizens of Madison county, for a law allowing freight to be transported on railroads free of tolls, which was referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Guinnip presented two petitions of sundry inhabitants of Sieuben county, for a railroad from Buffalo to Corning, which were referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Crolius presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of NewYork city, for a reduction of tolls on the State canals, 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 a law authorising said board to establish a free academy for females in said city, which was referred to the committee on literature. Mr. Upham, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the motion to print extra numbers of the report of the managers of the State Lunatic Asylum, and 1000 copies for the said managers, reported in favor of printing five times the usual number of the said report for the use of the Legislature and 1000 copies of the said report for the use of the said managers. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmtive. Mr. Beekman offered for the consideration of the Senate, the following concurrent resolutions, to wit: Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That our Senators and Representatives in Congress, be requested to promote the passage of an act providing for the removal of the rocks which obstruct and render dangerous the channel of the East river, at Hurl Gate, near the city of New-York. Resolved, That the Governor be requested to transmit a copy of this resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Conress. g Ordered, That the said resolutions be laid upon the table. On motion of Mr. Stanton, Resolved, That the Canal Appraisers be requested to transmit to the standing committee on claims of the Senate, the proofs taken by them upon the claim of John Watkins, of the town of Fayette, in the county of Seneca, pursuant to chap. 103 of the Laws of 1847. On motion of Mr. Colt, Resolved, That the committee on finance be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of the Stockbridge Indians relative to their lands, and that the same be referred to the committee on Indian affairs. 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 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 bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, “An act making an appropriation for the relief of the Brooklyn orphan asylum,” 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 authorising surrogates to invest surplus moneys arising from sale of real estate in certain cases,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. A bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, “An act for the protection of purchasers of real estate upon sales by order of surrogates,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. On motion of Mr. Schoonmaker, The Senate then adjourned until 11 o'clock to-morrow morning.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Huntington. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Messrs. Colt, Stanton and Guinnip presented four petitions of inhabitants of Ontario, Livingston, Yates and Steuben sounties for aid to the Genesee college, which were referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Snyder presented two petitions of inhabitants of Dutchess and Columbia counties for a speedy termination and settlement of the manorial difficulties, which were referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill on that subject.

Mr. Schoonmaker p. the petition of inhabitants of Ulster co. for an agricultural college and experimental farm, which was referred to the committee on agriculture. Mr. Beach presented two petitions of inhabitants of Montgomery county for a repeal of the charter of the Fort Plain bridge company, which were referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Guinnip presented two petitions of inhabitants of Steuben co. for a railroad from Buffalo to the New-York and Erie railroad, which were referred to the committee on railroads Mr. Robinson presented the petition of inhabitants of Allegany co. for a law restraining the sale of intoxicating drinks, which was referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Robinson presented the petition of inhabitants of Allegany co. for an amendment of the law in relation to the assessment and collection of taxes, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill on that subject. Mr. Schoonmaker presented the petition of inhabitants of Newburgh for an amendment of the charter of said village, which was referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villaes. g Mr. Dimmick, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act making the village of Morrisville a separate road district,” 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 bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the society of the New-York hospital,” reported in favor of the passage of the same without amendment, which was 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 for the relief of John Tice, Samuel Shelland, Alfred White and Peter Hynds, late commissioners of highways of the town of Seward,” reported in favor of the passage of the same without amendment. Mr. Tuttle moved that said bill be ordered to a third reading. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. 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 authorising the appraisal and payment of canal damages to Jerome B. Ransom,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

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Mr. Babcock, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act to confirm the title to a lot of land conveyed to and by Patrick McGovern, an alien, reported in favor of the passage of the same without amendment, which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Babcock, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act in relation to documentary evidence,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Babcock, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to authorise the election of a police justice in the town of Newburgh,” 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 bill entitled, “An act changing the period for the annual meeting of the Legislature,” reported adverse to the passage of the same, which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Babcock, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to enable married women residing in this State to execute powers of attorney to convey real estate,” reported adverse to the passage of the same, which was 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 the Westfield and Clymer plank road company to borrow money,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, which was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Babcock, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred a resolution of the Senate, directing them to enquire and report as to the expediency of abolishing all fees for official services, reported that such a law is inexpedient Mr. Snyder 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. -On motion of Mr. Babcock, . The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the report of the judiciary committee, against the petition of Andrew Yates for relief as a stockholder of the Caughnewaga bridge company, heretofore laid on 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. Schoonmaker, The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the report of the committee on claims, against the petition of Orrin Austin and others, purchasers of the New Stockbridge Indian lands. Mr. Stone moved that the said report and petition be referred to the committee on Indian affairs. The President put the question, whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the negative.

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the report of the committee, and it was decided in the affirnati Ve.

The President laid before the Senate the second annual report of the Dry Dock savings Institution of the city of New-York, which was referred to the committee on banks and insurance companies.

The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Comptroller in answer to a resolution of the Senate, showing the aggregate sums paid for printing since the 30th Sept., 1838, which was laid upon the table.

(See Doc. No. 47.)

Mr. Crolius gave notice that, at some future day, he would introduce a bill entitled, “An act to amend an act for the collection of taxes in the city of New-York, passed April 18, 1843.” Mr. Babcock gave notice that he would ask leave, at an early day, to introduce a bill entitled, “An act in relation to the court of appeals.” Mr. Williams gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to the governors of the almshouse of the city of New-York. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Babcock asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act authorising trustees, receivers and assignees to become petitioning creditors i. certain insolvent laws,” 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. Stanton offered for the consideration of the Senate, the following concurrent resolution, to wit: Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the Senators and Representatives of this State in Congress, are hereby requested to inquire whether injustice was done to the rights and interests of the people of this State by an act of Congress, approved Feb. 26, 1845, entitled, “An act to extend a patent heretofore granted to William Woodworth,” commonly known as the act extending the patent for Woodworth’s planing machine, and whether the passage of said act was procured through fraudulent representations, and whether it is not hostile to the spirit and objects of the patent laws; and if they shall be of the opinion that said act is liable to these objections, that then they are hereby requested to use their best efforts to procure its immediate repeal. Ordered, That the said resolution be laid upon the table. 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. Snyder, The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the resolutions heretofore offered by him, and having been amended by consent of the mover to read as follows:

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