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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Kennedy.
The journal of Saturday was read and approved.

Messrs. Robinson, Upham, Colt and Miller presented five petitions of sundry inhabitants of Niagara, Livingston, Wyoming and Monroe counties, for aid to Genesee College, which were referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Colt and Mr. Guinnip presented three petitions of Steuben and Livingston counties, for a railroad from Buffalo to the N. Y. and Erie railroad at or near Corning, which was referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Geddes presented the petition of the institution of civil engineers of the State of New York, for an appropriation to aid in carrying out the objects of the institution, which was relerred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Stanton presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Seneca county, for the repeal of ihe law exempting from taxation corporaions which make no dividends, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill upon that subject.

Mr. Brown presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of North Hempstead, Queens county, for the repeal of the free school law, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill on that subject.

Mr. Crook presented the remonstrance of D. B. Cornell and 81 others, citizens of Warren county, against the bridging of Lake Champlain, which was referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Robinson presented the memorial of the trustees of Alfred Academy, asking for an act appropriating $5000 to relieve the institution from debt, which was referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Dart presented the petition of Oren Crary and 120 others, citizens of St. Lawrence co., praying for a repeal or modification of the present militia laws, which was referred to the committee on militia and public defence.

Mr. Colt presented the petition of the faculty and students of Geneseo Academy asking relief, was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Morgan presented the remonstrance of merchants, ship-owners and shipmasters against the alteration of the general pilot law, which was referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Noyes presented the petition of Stephen L. Avery asking cacal damages, which was referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Snyder presented the petition of sundry citizens of New York city, asking for a repeal or modification of the usury law, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the the bill upon that subject.

Mr. Williams presented the petition of John A. Bardwell and other merchants of New-York city, asking for a reduction of tolls on the canals, which was referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Robinson presented five petitions of sundry inhabitants of Wyoming co., for appointment of special commisioner to equalize taxation in said county by the board of supervisors, which were referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Babcock, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act to provide for the speedy disposition of certain suits,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendment, which was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Babcock, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was reserred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, "An act to enable Mary Robertson, Amelia Robertson and Mary Elizabeth Tunstall to take, hold and dispose of real estate," 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. Babcock, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to amend an act to establish courts of civil and criminal jurisdiction in the city of Brooklyn, passed March 24, 1849," 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 bill entitled, "An act authorising trustees, receivers and assignees to become petitioning creditors under certain insolvent laws,” 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 the bill entitled, "An act in relation to jurors in Kings county," reported adverse to the passage of the same, which was 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 making an appropriation for the relief of the Brooklyn orphan asylum,” reported adverse to the passage of the same, which was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Mann, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to grant to the heirs of James Lumbard the right of the people of this state to the property of Amasa Kelson,” 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. Mann, from the committee on poor laws, to which was referred the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act in relation to juvenile delinquents,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments.

Mr. Crolius moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee on poor laws.

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

Mr. Geddes, from the select committee, to which was referred the bill entitled, "An act to authorise the formation of railroad corporations," reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, which was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Geddes moved that said bill be made the special order for Thursday next, at 12 o'clock m.

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

A message from the Governor was received and read in the words following, to wit:

STATE OF NEW-YORK,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Albany, Feb. 11, 1850. } To the Senate:

I here with transmit a communication from N. T. Strong in behalf of the chiefs of the Seneca Indians, together with two memorials purporting to be from chiefs and warriors of the Seneca Indians, and a statement addressed to the Legislature of this State, relating to their alleged grievances under the operation of a law passed at the last session of the Legislature.

HAMILTON FISH.

Ordered, That said communication be referred to the committee on Indian affairs.

Mr. Owen gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to charter a company, with powers to construct a line of railway from the village of Randolph in Cattaraugus co., through Cattaraugus and Chautauque counties to the Pennsylvania line in Warren co., Pennsylvania.

Mr. Crook gave notice that he would, at some future day, introduce a bill to authorise the board of supervisors of the county of Clinton to investigate and audit the claim of George Divoll and his sureties for moneys by them expended in the performance of a contract for building a bridge in the village of Plattsburgh in said county.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Babcock asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, "An act in relation to the court of appeals,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Upham asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, "An act in relation to the Lewiston railroad company," which was read the first time, and by unanimus consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Schoonmaker gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to bridges across the several

State canals upon public roads and streets, and requiring the same to be built, repaired, maintained and kept, in the same manner and governed by same laws as bridges over natural streams, and repealing all laws requiring the same to be kept and maintained by the Canal Commissioners.

Mr. Cook gave notice that he would, at some future day, introduce a bill authorising the trustees of the village of Plattsburgh to sell their engine lot in said village.

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

Resolved, That the committee appointed by the Senate to investigate the frauds practiced by the Canal Commissioners on the Chemung canal be, and they are hereby authorised to go to Jefferson in the county of Chemung, to take such evidence as they may think proper or necessary to aid them in such investigation, and that the said committee have power to summon before them such persons and papers in said county as they shall deem proper.

Mr. Upham moved that said resolution be 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.

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

Resolved, That the Canal Commissioners are requested to report to the Senate the plan or plans projected or adopted since the first of January, 1848, for the enlargement of any of the State canals other than the Erie canal, or of any channel, section or portion of the same, now or hereafter to be connected therewith; whether by said plan or plans connections with other navigable waters are to be discontinued, and to what extent; the location, length and cost, or estimated cost of each portion now under contract; the amount done and remaining to be done; the law by which each is authorised, and the fund out of which the cost of each is payable; also a description of the plan and estimates of the cost of rebuilding the several locks, except on the Erie canal, now under contract, of the original and of the enlarged size; the changes, if any, in their location; the cost of bringing them into use resulting from such change; the authority for the same; and the fund from which the cost is payable.

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

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Beach moved that 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," 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.

The 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 said members being present on the final passage thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock
Mr. Beach
Mr. Beekman
Mr. Brown
Mr. Carroll
Mr. Colt
Mr. Crolius
Mr. Crook

Mr. Dimmick
Mr. Fox
Mr. Geddes
Mr. Guinnip
Mr. Miller
Mr, Morgan
Mr. Noyes
Mr. Owen

Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Skinner
Mr. Snyder
Mr. Stanton
Mr. Tuttle
Mr. Upham
Mr. Williams

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate hare passed the same without amendment.

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 in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, which report was agreed to, and the bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, "An act authorising the appraisal and payment of canal damages to the Florida bridge company," and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Mann, from said commitiee, 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.

A message was received from the Assembly, informing that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled, "An act for the relief of John Tice, Samuel Shelland and Alfred White, late commissioners of highways of the town of Seward, and Peter Hynds, late overseer of highways of said town."

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly.
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Stone for one week.

On r.otion of Mr. Miller,
The Senate thien adjourned until 11 o'clock to-morrow morning.

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