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STATE OF NEW-YORK,

ExEcutive DEPARTMENT,
JAlbany, Feb. 19, 1850. }

To the Legislature:

I enclose here with a memorial addressed to the o: from the chiefs, head-men and warriors of the Tuscarora tribe of Indians residing in western New-York, which I have been requested in their

behalf to present to your notice. HAMILTON FISH. (See Doc. JVo. 65.)

Ordered, That said coramunication be referred to the committee on Indian affairs. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Morgan asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to provide for an equitable settlement of accounts between the State Treasury and the city and county of New York,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Brandreth gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill for the formation of a school district of the town of West Farms, Westchester county. On motion of Mr. Cook, Resolved, That the bill for the amendment of the act in relation to the redemption of bank notes, be made the special order for Wednesday the 27th inst., at 12 o'clock. On motion of Mr. Johnson, Resolved, That the petition of Richard Willson be taken from the files and referred to the committee on claims. On motion of Mr. Stanton, Resolved, That the petition, affidavits and other papers, placed on the files of the Senate at the last session, in the case of John G. Evans, a claimant for canal damages, be taken from the files and referred to the committee on claims. On motion of Mr. Johnson, Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of bill No. 37, being the bill in relation to the police of the town of Watervliet, and that the same be referred to a select committee to report complete. Ordered, That Messrs. Johnson, Schoonmaker and Noyes, be said committee. On motion of Mr. Miller, Resolved, That the committee on roads and bridges be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of John Nichols and George W. Webster for relief, and the same be referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties. On motion of Mr. Mann, Resolved, That the bill from the Assembly to regulate, confirm and define the powers, privileges, liabilities and franchises of plank road companies, be referred to a select committee to report comlete. Ordered, That Messrs. Mann, Johnson and Geddes, be said committee. On motion of Mr. Colt, Resolved, That the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions in relation to the fees of county clerks, the extension of the time for collecting taxes, the fees of sheriffs, and that they be referred to the committee of the whole on the bill amending the act vesting in the boards of supervisors certain legislative powers. On motion of Mr. Colt, Resolved, That the bill in relation to the assessment and collection of taxes, be taken from the table and referred to a select committee of five to report complete. Ordered, That Messrs. Colt, Johnson, Dart, Cook and Stanton, be said committee. On motion of Mr. Morgan, Resolved, That the Assembly bill No. 143, being “An act making appropriations in part for the expenses of government for the fiscal year commencing October 1, 1849, and for other purposes,” be made the special order for this day, immediately after executive sesSlon. The bill entitled, “An act to authorise the formation of railroad corporations,” 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 AFFIRMATIVE. Mr. Babcock Mr. Dart Mr. Noyes Mr. Brandreth Mr. Dimmick Mr. Owen Mr. Carroll Mr. Fox Mr. Robinson Mr. Colt Mr. Geddes Mr. Schoonmaker Mr. Cook Mr. Guinnip Mr. Skinner Mr. Crolius Mr. Mann Mr. Snyder Mr Crook Mr. Miller Mr. Stanton Mr. Cross Mr. Morgan Mr. Williams Mr. Curtis 25

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

The bill entitled, “An act to enable the Kingston and Middletown turnpike company to sell their roadway right and other property,” 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 AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Dart Mr. Owen
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Dimmick Mr. Robinson

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Mr. Carroll Mr. Fox Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Colt Mr. Geddes Mr. Skinner
Mr. Cook Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder
Mr. Crolius Mr. Mann Mr. Stanton
Mr. Crook Mr. Miller Mr. Stone

Mr. Cross Mr. Morgan Mr. Williams
Mr. Curtis Mr. Noyes 26

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

The bill entitled, “An act in relation to the location of the NewYork and Erie railroad through the counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauque,” having been amended by unanimous consent, was read a third time and lost, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate not voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FoR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Dart Mr. Robinson
Mr. Beach Mr. Fox Mr. Skinner
Mr. Carroll Mr. Miller Mr. Stanton

Mr. Cook Mr. Noyes Mr. Stone -
Mr. Crook Mr. Owen 14

For THE NEGATIVE.e.

Mr. Colt . Mr. Dimmick Mr. Morgan
Mr. Cross Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder

Mr. Curtis Mr. Mann Mr. Williams 9

Mr. Owen moved to reconsider the vote on the final passage of said bill.

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

Mr. Owen moved to lay the question on the final passage of said bill on the table.

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

The bill entitled, “An act for the payment to Asa Baxter of the amount of his damages appraised by commissioners appointed under the act for the appraisment of his damages, passed December 14, 1847," was read the third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and threefifths of all themembers elected to the Senate being present on the final passage thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. I)art Mr. Noyes
Mr. Carroll Mr. Dimmick Mr. Owen
Mr. Colt Mr. Fox Mr. Robinson

Mr. Cook Mr. Guinnip Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Crolius Mr. Johnson Mr. Skinner
Mr. Crook Mr. Mann Mr. Snyder

Mr. Cross Mr. Miller Mr. Stanton
Mr. Curtis Mr. Morgan Mr. Stone 24

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein. The Senate then proceeded to the consideration of Executive business. After some time spent in executive session the doors were opened, and the Senate again proceeded to legislative business. Mr. Cook moved that so much of the order of the Senate as provides for the holding of executive sessions on Tuesday of each week be suspended. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the special order for the day, being the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act making appropriations in part for the expenses of government for the fiscal year commencing October first, 1849, and for other purposes,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Williams, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same without amendment, which report was agreed to, and the bill ordered engrossed for a third reading. On motion of Mr. Cook, The Senate then adjourned until 10 o'clock on Monday morning.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Kip. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Stanton presented the remonstrance of inhabitants of Cayuga county against a direct railway or consolidation of the Syracuse and Rochester railroad, which was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Robinson presented the petition of inhabitants of Alleghany county for repeal of the free school law, and in relation to the assessment and collection of taxes. Ordered, That so much of said petition as relates to free schools

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be referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill on that subject, and so much of said petition as relates to taxes be referred to the select committee having in charge the bill on that subject. Mr. Colt presented the petition of inhabitants of Genesee for aid to the Genesee academy, which was referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Brown presented the petition of Wm. Hamilton for authority to build docks in front of his lands in the town of Flushing, which was referred to the committee on commerce and navigation. Mr. Crolius presented the petition of the American female guardian society for an amendment of their charter, which was referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies. Mr. Cross presented the petition of Daniel Richards and others for authority to construct docks in front of their lands in the city of Brooklyn, which was referred to the committee on commerce and navigation. Mr. Johnson presented the petition of inhabitants of Schenectady for the establishment of a board of examiners for the Hahneman academy of medicine, which was referred to the committee on medical societies and colleges. Mr. Brandreth presented the petition of inhabitants of the town of West Farms for a law to form said town into a permanent school district, which was referred to the committee on literature. 'Mr. Babcock presented the petition of citizens of Buffalo for a law authorising said city to loan its credit to certain railroad corporations, which was referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Geddes presented the petition of citizens of Skaneateles for the abolition of capital punishment, which was referred to the committee on the judiciary. Messrs. Crook and Cook presented four several remonstrances of 'inhabitants of Washington and clinton counties against bridging lake Champlain at Rouse point, which was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Brown presented the petition of inhabitants of New York for repeal of the usury laws, which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill on that subject. Mr. Carroll presented the petitition of inhabitants of Rensselaer county for an amendment of the laws ln relation to the fees of sheriffs', which was referred to the committee of the whole having in charge the bill on that subject. Mr. Morgan, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to provide for an equitable settlement of the accounts between the state treasury and the city and county of New York.” 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 petition for that purpose, reported a § entitled, “An act to repeal certain parts of the Revised Statutes exempting the

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