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Resolved, That the trustees of every society of Shakers in the several counties of this State, entrusted with the care and management of the property of such society, pursuant to the act entitled, "An act in relation to certain trusts," passed April 15, 1839, be required upon oath or affirmation, on or before the 20th day of March next, to report to the Legislature a just, full and true inventory and account,

1. Of all the real estate belonging to such society on the 15th day of April, 1839, with a particular description of each separate tract or parcel, the number of acres, and value of each of said separate tracts, and the number, size and description of the buildings upon each of such separate tracts or parcels.

2. Of all the real estate belonging to such society and acquired since the said 15th of April, 1839, together with the quantity and particular description of each separate tract or parcel, the times when and names of persons from whom the same was purchased or procured, the consideration paid or agreed to be paid for the same, the number and value of the buildings upon the same at the times of such purchase, and the number and value of the buildings and out-houses put or erected upon the same since such purchase.

3. Of all real estate sold by such society since the said 15th day of April, 1839, to whom sold or conveyed, and the price and consideration for which each separate tract or parcel was so sold or conveyed.

4. The aggregate amount of all personal property of every description now owned and possessed by or for said society, and including such as may be in the hands and possession of their agents and others for disposition or otherwise.

5. Of all monies on hand or upon deposit with incorporated companies, banks or individuals, all government stocks and stocks of banks or other incorporated companies, all notes, bonds, mortgages, accounts, demands, evidences of indebtedness, or other securities owned by or held in trust for the use and benefit of such society.

6. The aggregate amount of all monies or property received by or in trust for such society since the first day of February, 1849, for the sale and disposition of manufactured articles, seeds, and the aggregate amount of all moneys and property paid out during the year, property of every description, and of all sums of money remaining unpaid and owing to such society upon or for such sales and disposition.

7. Of all sums of money and other property expended by such society since the first day of February, 1839, in buildings and permanent erections upon the real estate of such society.

Resolved, That the Clerk cause a copy of the foregoing resolution to be served on the elders and trustees of each society of Shakers within this State, by mailing the same, directed to such elders and trustees, and by causing a copy of said resolution to be published for two successive weeks in the state paper.

The President then put the question whether the Senate would (SENATE JOURNAL.)

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agree to the said resolution as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

Mr. Babcock
Mr. Brown
Mr. Carroll
Mr. Colt
Mr. Cook
Mr. Crolius

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Mr. Crook

Mr. Miller
Mr. Curtis

Mr. Noyes
Mr. Dart

Mr. Owen
Mr. Fox

Mr. Snyder
Mr. Guinnip Mr. Stanton
Mr. Johnson

Mr. Tuttle

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Mr. Beach
Mr. Dimmick
Mr. Geddes

FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Mr. Mann

Mr. Upham
Mr. Schoonmaker Mr. Williams
Mr. Skinner

Mr. Stone moved to reconsider the vote on agreeing to the report of the 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."

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

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said report, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

Mr. Babcock
Mr. Beach
Mr. Brown
Mr. Cook
Mr. Crook

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Mr. Dimmick Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Geddes

Mr. Snyder
Mr. Johnson

Mr. Tuttle
Mr. Mann

Mr. Upham

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Mr. Carroll
Mr. Fox

Mr. Robinson
Mr. Colt
Mr. Guinnip

Mr. Skinner
Mr. Crolius
Mr. Miller

Mr. Stanton
Mr. Curtis
Mr. Noyes

Mr. Stone
Mr. Dart
Mr. Owen

Mr. Williams 15 Mr. Stone 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 the vote thereon was as follows:

Mr. Colt
Mr. Crolius

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Mr. Guinnip Mr. Skinner
Mr. Miller

Mr. Stanton

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The Senate being equally divided, the President gave the casting vote in the affirmative.

Ordered, That said bill be committed to the committee of the whole.

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

Resolved, That on and after Monday next, this Senate will meet at 10 o'clock a, m.

Mr. Geddes moved that said resolution be laid upon the table.

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

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

A bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, "An act to authorise certain towns in the counties of Cattaraugus and Erie to raise money to construct and repair roads and bridges on Indian lands lying within their borders,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to the committee on Indian affairs.

A bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, "An act to provide for the speedy disposition of certain suits," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

A message was received froin the Assembly, informing that they had passed, without amendment, the bill entitled, "An act to authorise the commissioners of the Ogdensburgh and Canton road to borrow money and to convert their road into a plank road." Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

On motion of Mr. Guinnip, The Senate then adjourned until 11 o'clock to-morrow morning. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. J. N. Campbell. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Mann presented the petition of Mary Robertson and others, aliens, for a law authorising them to hold real estate, which was referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Messrs. Stanton, Miller and Mann presented four several petitions of sundry inhabitants of Tompkins, Monroe and Oneida couniies, for the repeal of the free school law, which were referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill upon that subject.

Mr. Crook and Mr. Cook presented three remonstrances against bridging Lake Champlain at Rouses' Point, which were referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Colt presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Livingston county, for aid to the Genesee College, which was referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Johnson presented the petition of James M. Case, for damages done his boat by the breaking of a weigh lock, which was referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Schoonmaker, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to authorise the appraisal and payment of canal damages to James Folts," 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. Schoonmaker, froin the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to pay Alexander Hubbard certain rewards under the proclamation of Governor Young," which was read tue first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Schoonmaker, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Augustus Stockwell and others, for coinpensation for a deficiency in a lot of land in the town of Lysander, reported adverse to the prayer of the petitioner, and offered the fol. lowing resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

Mr. Beach 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. Schoonmaker, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Aaron Knapp, for relief from damages custained by him in the construction of the Chenango canal and Leland

Pond reservoir, reported against the prayer of the petitioner, and offered the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

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

Mr. Schoonmaker, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Wm. Logan and others, for relief from damages sustained by him as a contractor on the Champlain canal, reported against the prayer of the petitioners, and offered the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted.

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

Mr. Schoonmaker from a majority of the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of John Stewart & Co., for a law to pay them for a quantity of cut stone, reported against the prayer of the petitioners, and offered the following resolution, to wit :

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted.

Mr. Johnson 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. Schoonmaker, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Peter Clogher, for damages sustained in defending a suit commenced by Thomas Baker against him for trespass on his lands while acting in accordance with the direction of the State Engineer, reported against the prayer of the petitioner, and offered the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

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

Mr. Scheonmaker, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Thomas and Worden, for a rehearing of their claim before the Canal Board, reported against the prayer of the petitioners, and offered the following resolution, to wit :

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted.

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

Mr. Schoonmaker, from a majority of the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Noah Smith, for damages caused by raising the banks of the canal at Fort Plain, reported in writing against the prayer of the petitioner, and offered the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

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