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The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Beach gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to change the times and places of holding the general terms of the supreme court in the seventh judicial district. Mr. Schoonmaker gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the code of procedure in relation to appeals. Mr. Johnson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend section 2, article 1, title 3, chapter 7, of the fourth part of the Revised Statutes, in its application to the town of Watervliet, Albany county. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Schoonmaker asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to repeal the excise laws and for the regulation of taverns and groceries,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to committee on the judiciary. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Crolius asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to amend an act entitled, ‘An act to punish and prevent frauds in the use of false stamps and labels,” 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. Beach asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act respecting the taxation of banking associations and individual bankers,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to the committee on banks and insurance companies. Mr. Snyder offered for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That the report of the commissioners on practice and pleadings be referred to the standing committee on the judiciary. Ordered, That the said resolution be laid upon the table. On motion of Mr. Dart, Resolved, That the papers on the files of the Senate in relation to the claim of Asa Baxter, be taken from the files and referred to thc committee on claims. On motion of Mr. Babcock, Resolved, That the Governor be respectfully requested, in his discretion, to communicate for the information of the Senate, any facts, papers or documents that may be in his possession relating to convictions upon the charge of vagrancy, and with regard to the present mode of impanelling jurors in criminal cases. On motion of Mr. Schoonmaker, o Itesolved, That the committee on claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of the Florida bridge company, and that the same be referred to the committee on grievances.

On a otion of Mr. Miller, The Senate then proceeded to the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by him, in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate be directed to procure ten times the usual number of the new diagram of the Senate chamber, prepared by R. H. Pease, to be printed for the use of the Senate, and that the expense thereof be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate. Mr. Geddes moved to amend the said resolution, by striking out “ten times the usual number,” and insert “five times the usual number.” The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said amendment, and it was decided in the affirmative. The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said resolution as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Dart, Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Land Office be directed to return the papers relating to the claim of William G. Barnhart to the Senate. The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act to authorise the commissioners of the Ogdensburgh and Canton road to borrow money and to convert their road into a plank road,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Geddes, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, which report was agreed, to and said bill ordered to a third reading. On motion of Mr. Stanton, and by unanimous consent, Resolved That the committee on charitable and religious societies be discharged from the further consideration of two petitions of Elizabeth S. Miller, Sarah G. Bickford, and others, concerning the education of poor children, and that the same be referred to the committee on literature. In pursuance of previous notice, and by unanimous consent, Mr. Babcock asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act for the relief of suitors in the supreme court in certain cases,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. By unanimous consent, Mr. Brandreth offered for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That there be fifteen times the usual number of the code of civil and criminal procedure, be printed for the use of the Senate. Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing. By unanimous consent, Mr. Noyes, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to regulate the salary of the district attorney of the county of Saratoga,” reported in favor of the passage of the same without amendment, which was committed to the committee of the whole. By unanimous consent, Mr. Cook offered for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit: Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That a joint committee be appointed to revise the joint rules of the Senate and Assembly. he President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, That Messrs. Cook, Guinnip and Geddes, be of such committee on the part of the Senate. On motion of Mr. Schoonmaker, The Senate then adjourned until eleven o’clock to-morrow morn

ing.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Howard. The Journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Morgan presented the petition of citizens of the city of NewYork for the reduction of tolls on foreign salt, which was referred to the committee on manufacture of salt. Mr. Johnson presented the petition of 92 firms engaged in the Hudson river trade praying to have the rates of wharfage equalized in the city of Albany, which was referred to the committee on commerce and navigation. Mr. Cross, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to revise and consolidate the laws in relation to the village of Whitehall,” reported in favor of the passage of the same without amendment, which was committed to the committee of the whole. The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Commissioners of the Land Office, in the words following:

SECRETARY's OFFICE, .Albany, January 9, 1850. : Hon. G. W. PATTERson, President of the Senate: SIR-In compliance with the resolution of the Senate I here with return the papers relating to the claim of William G. Barnhart. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant; CHRISTOPHER MORGAN.

The Assembly, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, transmitted the petition and papers relating to the claim of Henry Rector, which were referred to the committee on claims. Mr. Carroll, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bill entitled, “An act to authorise the commissioners of the Ogdensburgh and Canton road to borrow money, and to convert the road into a plank road.” Ordered, That said bill do have its third reading. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Johnson asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to amend certain parts of the Revised Statutes and to regulate the police of the town of Watervliet,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Schoonmaker asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act in relation to 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. Mr. Stanton gave notice that he would ask leave, at an early day, to introduce a bill to abolish imprisonment for debt in certain cases. Mr. Cross gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate a South Brooklyn savings bank in the city of Brooklyn. Mr. Snyder offered for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit: Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the trustees of the capitol be authorised to employ a suitable person as night watch during the season that fires or lights are used in the capitol. By unanimous consent, The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Dart, Resolv-d, That the papers received from the Commissioners of the Land Office relating to the claim of William G. Barnhart, be referred to the committee on claims. On motion of Mr. Johnson, Resolved, That the petition of owners of real estate on the west side of the Albany basin praying for the repeal of the law authorising the collection of double wharfage, be taken from the files of the Senate and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation. On motion of Mr. Guinnip, Resolved...That the papers on file in the Senate relating to the claim of William W. Niles, be taken therefrom and referred to the committee on grievances. On motion of Mr. Johnson, Resolved, That a respectful message be transmitted to the House of Assembly, requesting them to transmit to the Senate the papers now on their files in the matter of the Albany City Savings Bank, and when received they be referred to the committee on banks and insurance companies. On motion of Mr. Dart, Resolved, That the Comptroller report forthwith to the Senate the entire amount in detail, paid from the Treasury for printing, binding, &c., the various reports submitted by the commissioners on practice and pleadings and the amendments thereto, (including the amended code as adopted by the Legislature of 1849,) together with the sum paid or to be paid on account of the printing of 1,200 copies of the final report of the said commissioners, authorised under the act of the last session, and also the expense of printing five times the usual number of said final report, ordered by the Assembly on the 8th inst. On motion of Mr. Cross, Resolved, That the Clerk be required to take the petition and papers relating to the claim of Cyrus P. Dunham and others from the files, and that the same be referred to the committee on claims. On motion of Mr. Babcock, Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Assembly, requesting that body to transmit to the Senate the petition of Thomas P. Waters for payment of losses sustained by the sinking of a canal boat on the Erie canal, and that the same, when received, be referred to the committee on claims. On motion of Mr. Morgan, Resolved, That the act to authorise the commissioners of the Ogdensburgh and Canton road to borrow money and to convert the road into a plank road, be referred to the committee on finance. On motion of Mr. Geddes, Resolved, That the papers on the files of the Senate in relation to the claim of James and Amos King, be taken therefrom and referred to the committee on claims. On motion of Mr. Stanton, Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate furnish the members with copies of all the reports made to the Legislature by the commissioners on practice and pleadings, provided the same can be obtained without charge. By unanimous consent, Mr. Morgan presented the memorial of the N. Y. State Temperance Society relating to the sale of intoxicating drinks, which was referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Miller moved that said petition be printed. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

(See Doc. No. 10)

By nuanimous consent, Mr. Miller asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled, “An act to restrain the sale of intoxicating drinks,” which

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