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Mr. Cook moved to amend by striking out “Mondays and Thursdays” and insert “Wednesdays and Saturdays.” Mr. Dart moved to amend the said resolution by inserting after the word “resolved” the words “that it be referred to a select committee to inquire and report into the expediency of amending the rules of the Senate as to provide.” The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Dart, and it was decided in the affirmative. The President then put the question whether the Senate would #. to the said resolution as amended, and it was decided in the rmative. . Ordered, That Messrs. Dart, Cross and Geddes be said committee. The bill entitled “An act to change the times and places of holding the general terms of the supreme court in the seventh judicial district,” 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 AFFIRMAt IVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Dart Mr. Owen

Mr. Beach Mr. Dimmick Mr. Robinson

Mr. Cook Mr. Fox Mr. Schoonmaker

Mr. Crolius Mr. Geddes Mr. Skinner

Mr. Crook Mr. Morgan Mr. Snyder

Mr. Cross Mr. Noyes Mr. Upham

Mr. Curtis 19 FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Mr. Colt Mr. Miller Mr. Williams 3

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

‘. Morgan, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bill entitled, “An act to provide for the erection of a school house in the town of Rome and to change the site thereof.”

Ordered, That the said bill do have its third reading.

The bill entitled “An act to authorise the trustees of the village of Plattsburgh to sell or exchange their engine house,” was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Cross Mr. Noyes
Mr. Beach Mr. Curtis Mr. Robinson
Mr. Carroll Mr. Dimmick Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Colt Mr. Fox Mr. Snyder
Mr. Cobok Mr. Geddes Mr. Upham
Mr. Crolius Mr. Miller Mr. W.

Mr. Cook Mr. Morgan 20

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence themein.

The bill entitled “An act to provide for the erection of a school house in the town of Rome and to change the site thereof.” was 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. Curtis Mr. Noyes

Mr. Beach Mr. Dimmick Mr. Robinson
Mr. Colt Mr. Fox Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Cook Mr. Geddes Mr. Skinner
Mr. Crolius Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder
Mr. Crook Mr. Miller Mr. Upham

Mr. Cross Mr. Morgan Mr. Williams 21

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on a bill entitled, “An act to authorise the formation of railroad corporations,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Morgan, 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. * A bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, “An act making appropriations in part for the expenses of government for the fiscal year commencing October first 1849, and for other purposes,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Robinson gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to authorise the Williamsport and Elmira railroad company chartered by the legislature of Pennsylvania to construct a railway from the Pennsylvania line to connect their road with the N. Y. and Erie railroad at or near Elmira. On motion of Mr. Schoonmaker, The Senate then adjourned until 10 o'clock on Monday morning. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Wyckoff. The journal of Saturday was read and approved. Messrs. Johnson, Carroll, and Cook presented four several remonstrances of inhabitants of Rensselaer, Washington, and Clinton counties against bridging lake Champlain at Rouse point, which was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Carroll presented the petition of inhabitants of Rensselaer county for a law to stay the collection of rents until the disposition of certain suits relative to manorial titles, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill on that subject. Mr Johnson presented the remonstrance of inhabitants of Montgomery county against the plank road law as reported by the committee on roads and bridges, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill on that subject. Mr. Morgan presented the memorial of the mayor of New York for the reenactment of the law of 1832 in relation to the public health, which was referred to a select committee consisting of Senators from the 3d, 4th, 5th, and 6th districts. Mr. Guinnip presented the petition of inhabitants of Broome county for the establishment of the Hahneman academy of medical, which was referred to the committee on medical societies and collees. Mr. Dimmick presented three several petitions of inhabitants of the town of Chenango, Broome county, for the repeal of the plank road law so far as it relates to public highways, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill on that subect. J Mr. Beach presented the petition of inhabitants of Cayuga county for repeal of the law exempting the property of ministers of the gospel from taxation, which was referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Robinson presented two several petitions of inhabitants of Wyoming county for a law authorising the appointment of a board of commissioners to equalize taxation in said county, which was referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties. Mr. Guinnip presented two several petitions of inhabitants of Chemung county for the repeal of the charter of the Hector and Catharine road and bridge company, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill on that subject. Mr. Guinnip presented the petition of inhabitants of Steuben 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. Schoonmaker presented the petition of inhabitants of Ulster 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 subiect. J Mr. Schoonmaker presented the petition of the owners of the Pecama and Beaver Kill swamp for an amendment of the law to drain the Pecama Vlie and Beaver Kill swamp, which was referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties. Mr Schoonmaker presented the petition of James R. Moss for payment for extra work done on the Erie canal, which was referred to the committee on claims. Mr. Beach presented the remonstrance of grand jury and district attorney of Monroe county against changing the local laws of said county by the proposed code, which was referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Crolius presented the petition of the beard of managers of the house of industry and house for the friendless for aid from the State, which was referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Schoonmaker presented the petition of inhabitants of Ulster county for an agricultural college and experimental farm, which was referred to the committee on agriculture. Mr. Colt presented the petition of Wm. McCracken for a law authorising him to hold and convey real estate, which was referred to the committee on the judicary. Mr. Schoonmaker, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported in writing, and introduced a bill entitled, “An act to pay Thomas Marvine for the loss of a horse while acting in obedience to the direction of the sheriff of Delaware county,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and committed to the committee of the whole. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Carroll asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to amend an act incorporating the mechanics’ humane association in Troy and the act amendatory thereof,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Robinson asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to authorise the Williamsport and Elmira railroad company, incorporated by the state of Pennsylvania, to construct a portion of their road in this State,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Schoonmaker asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to amend ‘An act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of telegraph companies,’ passed April 12, 1848,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiclary.

Mr. Morgan gave notice that he would, at some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for an equitable settlement of accounts between the State Treasury and the city and county of New-York.

On motion of Mr. Dimmick,

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled, “An act to authorise the appraisal and payment of canal damages to Augustus Morgan,” and that the same be ordered to a third reading.

The bill entitled, “An act in relation to the trustees of the Alfred academy,” having been amended by unanimous consent, was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE

Mr. Babcock Mr. Curtis Mr. Morgan
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Dart Mr. Noyes
Mr. Carroll - Mr. Dimmick Mr. Robinson
Mr. Colt Mr. Geddes Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Crolius Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder
Mr. Crook Mr. Johnson Mr. Upham

Mr. Cross Mr. Miller Mr. Williams 21

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to establish a free school in district number three in the town of Newtown,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Skinner, from said committee, reported progress, and asked and obtained leave to sit again. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to amend the law for the assessment and collection of taxes,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Schoonmaker, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments. Mr. Curtis moved the report of the committee of the whole 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. The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Attorney General in answer to a resolution of the Senate of Feb. 12, in relation to the claim of W. W. Niles, which was laid upon the table. The President also laid before the Senate the annual report of the governors of the New-York hospital, which was referred the tee committee on finance.

(See Doc. No. 106.)

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