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property of ministers of the gospel from taxation,” 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 provide for the settlement of the accounts of testamentary trustees,” 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 of the inhabitants of Greene county for an amendment of the law relative to the division of towns into election districts, reported adverse to the prayer of the petitioners, and ofered 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 the said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Babcock, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act for the protection of purchasers of real estate upon sales by order of surrogates,” 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 a bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act in relation to the judges of the supreme court and other courts of this state,” reported adverse to the passage of the same, which was committed to the committee of the whole. o Mr. Babcock, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the petition of the inhabitants of Broome county for a law to secure mechanics’ and others erecting buildings, & eported and asked to be discharged from further consideration theseof, and that the same be referred to the committee of the whole having in . charge the bill on that subject for the county of Rensselaer. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Colt, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported the bill entitled, “An act to amend ‘An act to drain the Pecama, Vlie, and Beaver Kill swamp in the county of Ulster,’ passed February 17, 1848,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time. On motion of Mr. Schoonmaker, Ordered, That said bill be engrossed for a third reading. Mr. Schoonmaker, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of James M. Case for damages to a canal boat by the breaking of a weigh-lock, reported in writing adverse to the prayer of the petitioner, and offered the following resolution, to wit: Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted. Mr. Dimmick 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. Beach, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the motion to print five times the usual number of the report of the minority of the bank committee on the redemption of bank notes at par in New-York and Albany, reported, and offered the following resolution: Resolved, That five times the usual number of the said report be printed for the use of the Legislature. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said report, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Beach, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the motion to print five times the usual number of the report of the committee on literature on the subject of postage for the use of the Legislature, and 500 for the use of said committee, reported, and offered the following resolution: Resolved, That five times the usual number of the said report be printed for the use of the Legislature, and 500 copies for the use of the committee on literature. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said report, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Miller, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to authorise the Palatine and Euphratah plank road company to erect a bridge across the Mohawk,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and com. mitted to the committee of the whole. Mr. Johnson, from the select committee to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to amend certain parts of the Revised Statutes-Ad to regulate the police of the town of Watervliet,” to report cosplete, reported the same complete with amendments, and the title amended so as to read, “An act to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to courts of special sessions and to regulate the police of the town of Watervliet,” which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading. Mr. Cook, from the select committee to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to revise and consolidate the laws in relation to the village of Whitehal,” to report complete, reported the same complete with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading. Mr. Morgan, from the select committee, to which was referred a memorial for that purpose, reported the bill entitled, “An act in relation to the board of health of the city of New-York,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Beekman presented the annual report of the trustees of the northern dispensary of the city of No. which was referred to the committee on medical societies and colleges.

(See Doc. No. 103.)

In pursuance of previous notice,

Mr. Cross asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to revise and amend the several acts relating to the city of Brooklyn,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Johnson gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introdece a bill to compel the New-York and Erie railroad company to pay tolls upon freight transported on said road. *

Mr. Babcock gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to restrain district attorneys from practising in civil proceedings in certain cases.

Mr. Babcock gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for the conveyance of certain lands in the city of Buffalo by the direction of the Commissioners of the Land Office, and to contract the width of certain streets in said city.

On motion of Mr. Johnson,

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled, “An act to provide for the assessment and collection of taxes in the city of Albany,” and that the same be referred to a select committee to report complete.

Ordered, That Messrs. Johnson, Beekman and Cross, be said committee.

On motion of Mr. Robinson, Resolved, That Assembly bill No. 42, relating to certain unpaid taxes in the county of Wyoming, be taken from the general orders and ordered to a third reading. On motion of Mr. Babcock, Resolved, That the Clerk, under the direction of the President, cause the portrait of Columbus, now in the antiroom, to be removed from its present unsafe position, cleaned, and hung in some appropriate place in the Senate chamber, and that the Clerk pay any expense attending the same out of the contingent fund. On motion of Mr. Owen, Resolved, That Assembly bill No. 52, entitled “An act to authorise certain towns in the counties of Erie and Cattaraugus to raise money to construct and repair roads and bridges on Indian lands lying within their borders,” be taken from the general orders and ordered to a third reading. On motion of Mr. Miller, Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled, “An act to authorise the Westfield and Clymer plank 10ad company to borrow money,” and the same ordered to a third reading. On motion of Mr. Beach, Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the act respecting the taxation of banking associations and individual bankers, and the same be recommitted to the committee on banks and insurance companies.

On motion of Mr. Williams, Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act making appropriations for the Sing Sing prison,” and that the same be ordered to a third reading. On motion of Mr. Carroll, Resolved, That the bill to amend the “Act to provide for the appointment of commissioners to ascertain the compensation for taking private property for public use in the city of Troy,” be taken from the general orders and referred to a select committee to report complete. Ordered, That Messrs. Carroll, Noyes and Crolius, be such committee. On motion of Mr. Brown, Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled, “An act to provide for the establishment of a free school in district No. 3 in the town of Newtown,” and that the same be referred to a select committee to report complete. Ordered, That Messrs. Brown, Cross and Williams, be such committee. The bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act making appropriations in part for the support of government for the fiscal year commencing October 1, 1849, and for other purposes,” 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 said members being present on the final passage thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMAtly E.

Mr. Beach Mr. Curtis Mr. Owen
Mr. Beekman - Mr. Dimmick Mr. Robinson
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Fox Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Brown Mr. Guinnip Mr. Skinner s
Mr. Colt Mr. Mann Mr. Snyder

Mr. Cook Mr. Miller Mr. Stanton
Mr. Crolius Mr. Morgan Mr. Williams
Mr. Cross Mr. Noyes 23

FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Mr. Stone - - 1

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the same without amendment. On motion of Mr. Owen, The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the bill entitled, “An act in relation to the location of the New-York and Erie railroad inthe counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauque.” Debate was had thereon, when

The said bill was again 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. Robinson
Mr. Beach Mr. Fox Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Carroll Mr. Johnson Mr. Skinner
Mr. Colt Mr. Miller Mr. Stanton
Mr. Cook Mr. Noyes Mr. Stone

Mr. Crook Mr. Owen 17

FOR THE • NEGATIVE.

Mr. Brown Mr. Dimmick Mr. Morgan
Mr. Cross Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder
Mr. Curtis Mr. Mann 8

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

The bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act to authorise certain towns in the counties of Erie and Cattaraugus to raise money to construct and repair roads and bridges on Indian lands lying within their borders,” 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. Cross Mr. Noyes

Mr. Beach Mr. Curtis Mr. Owen
Mr. Beekman Mr. Dart Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Fox Mr. Skinner
Mr. Brown Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder
Mr. Carroll Mr. Mann Mr. Stanton -
Mr. Colt Mr. Miller Mr. Stone
Mr. Crolius Mr. Morgan Mr. Williams
Mr Crook 25

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

The bill from the Assembly entitled, “An act to authorise the Westfield and Clymer plank road company to borrow money,” was read the third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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