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The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said report, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Beekman, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the memorial for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act authorising the board of education of the city of New-York to establish an academy for females,” which read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Owen, from the committee on Indian affairs, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act for erecting a fund for the benefit of the Stockbridge Indians,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and committed to the committee of the whole. A message was received from the Assembly requesting the Senate to transmit to that body the papers and memorials on file in the Senate, relative to the excise question, which was laid on the table. The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Secretary of State, in answer to a resolution of the Senate of February 6, in relation to the number of plank roads and the length of their roads in this State, which was referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Geddes moved that five times the usual number of said report be printed for the use of Legislature and 250 for the Secretary of State, which motion was referred to the committee on public printing. By unanimous consent, Mr. Beach, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the motion to print extra numbers of the report of the Secretary of State in relation to plank roads, reported in favor of printing five times the usual number of the said report for the use of the Legislature, and 250 for the Secretary of State. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said report, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Upham gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to the Lewiston railroad company. Mr. Babcock gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for the settlement of the accounts of executors and testamentary trustees before surrogates of counties. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Williams asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to explain and extend the powers and duties of the governors of the alms house of the city and county of NewYork,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on poor laws. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Crolius asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entiled, “An act to amend ‘An act for the collection of taxes in the city of New-York, passed April 18, 1843,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to a select committee of Senators from the 3d, 4th, 5th and 6th districts. On motion of Mr. Geddes, Resolved, That the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties be requested to examine into and report, by bill or otherwise, on the subject of the sale of land for taxes in the counties in which the land to be sold is situated. On m.otion of Mr. Beekman, 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 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, (if the Assembly concur,) That the Governor be requested to transmit a copy of this resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the first of said resolutions, and it was decided in the affirmative. The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said second resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolutions to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. On motion of Mr. Stanton, The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by him, in the words following, 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. Mr. Stanton moved to amend said resolution by striking out the words “fraudulent representations,” and insert the words “misunderstanding or misrepresentation.” The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Cook 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 negative. Debate was had thereon, when

Mr. Stanton 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 determined in the affirmative.

Mr. Crolius moved that the Senate reconsider its vote fixing the hour of meeting of the Senate at 10 o’clock a. m.

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 adoption of the resolution, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Beach Mr. Dart Mr. Robinson
Mr. Colt Mr. Dimmick Mr. Stanton
Mr. Cook Mr. Fox Mr. Williams
Mr. Curtis Mr. Geddes - 11
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Mr. Babcock Mr. Guinnip Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Beekman Mr. Johnson Mr. Skinner
Mr. Brown Mr. Miller Mr. Snyder
Mr. Carroll Mr. Noyes Mr. Tuttle
Mr. Crolius Mr. Owen Mr. Upham
Mr. Crook 16

On motion of Mr. Guinnip,

The Senate then proceeded to the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by him, in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, That a joint committee of the Senate and Assembly be appointed to enquire into and investigate the subject of the doings of the Canal Commissioners, under an act in relation to the Chemung canal, passed April 10, 1848, and of fraud alleged to have been practiced upon the state under said act, that said committee have power to send for persons and papers, and report to the Legislature the result of their investigation at their earliest conven1cmCe.

Mr. Geddes moved to amend said resolution, by striking out the words “joint select committee of the Senate and Assembly,” and insert the words “select committee,” also to strike out the word “Legislature,” and insert the word “Senate.”

Mr. Stanton moved to amend the amendment of Mr. Geddes by adding after the words “select committee’” the words “ of four Senators.”

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the amendment of Mr. Stanton, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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select committee.
On motion of Mr. Babcock,

Resolved, 'That the judiciary committee and all other committees of the Senate be discharged from the further consideration of petitions and memorials upon the subject of the excise laws and intoxicating drinks, and that the same be sent to the Assembly, pursuant to a resolution of that body received this morning.

A bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, “An act to regulate, confirm, define and limit the powers, privileges, liabilities and franchises of plank road companies,” 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 Assembly was received and read, informing that they had passed without amendment the resolutions of the Senate for the improvement of the East river at Hurl Gate.

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,” coming up for a third reading,

By unanimous consent,

The title of said bill was altered so as to read as follows: “An act for the relief of John Tice, Samuel Shelland and Alfred White, late commissioners of highways in the town of Seward, and Peter Hynds, late overseer of highways in said town.”

Said bill was then read the third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths of all the members elected to the Senate being present on the final passage thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Crolius Mr. Miller

Mr. Beach Mr. Crook Mr. Noyes
Mr. Beekman Mr. Curtis Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Brown Mr. Dart Mr. Skinner
Mr. Carroll Mr. Dimmick Mr. Snyder

Mr. Colt Mr. Fox Mr. Stanton

Mr. Cook Mr. Johnson Mr. Williams 21

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the same with the amendments therewith delivered. On motion of Mr. Carroll, The Senate then adjourned until eleven o'clock on Monday morn

ing.

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