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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. On motion of Mr. Skinner, Resolved, That the Comptroller be directed to furnish the chairman of the standing committee on retrenchment with a copy of the last annual report of the health officer of the city of New-York. On motion of Mr. Curtis, Resolved, That the committee on grievances be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of the Florida bridge company, and that the same be referred the Canal Commissioners. On motion of Mr. Tuttle, Resolved, That the papers and affidavits in relation to the claim of Thomas Marvin, be taken from the files of the Senate and referred to the committee on claims. On motion of Mr. Snyder, The Senate then proceeded to the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by him, 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. And the question being upon the motion of Mr. Stanton to amend the said resolution by striking out all after the word “Resolved,” and insert as follows: “(If the Assembly concur,) That the report of the Commissioners on Practice and Pleadings, be referred to a joint select committee to revise the same and report thereon, and that they be empowered and directed to invite said commissioners to appear before them during such revision.” Debate was had thereon, when Mr. Stanton withdrew his said amendment, and the amendment to said amendment heretofore proposed by Mr. Cook, was also withdrawn. Mr. Cook moved to amend said resolution of Mr. Snyder, by striking out all after the word “resolved,” and inserting the followinor . “(If the Assembly concur,) That the codes of civil and criminal procedure, reported complete by the commissioners on practice and pleadings, be referred to a joint committee consisting of the judiciary committee of the Senate, with two Senators added thereto, and such committee as the Assembly may appoint, whose duty it shall be to examine the codes and report thereon to the Legislature.” Mr. Stanton moved to amend the said amendment, by striking out of said resolution the words “with two Senators added thereto.” Debate was had thereon, when The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion of Mr. Stanton, and it was determined in the negative. Mr. Upham moved to amend the said amendment as offered by Mr. Cook, by adding at the end thereof the words, “and that they be empowered and directed to invite said commissioners to appear before them, during such revision.”

Mr. Cook accepted of Mr. Upham's amendment. Mr. Geddes moved to amend the said amendment, by striking out thereof such words as relates to the action of the Assembly, so that it shall read as follows: Resolved, That the codes of civil and criminal procedure, reported complete by the commissioners on practice and pleadings, be referred to a committee consisting of the judiciary committee, with two Senators added thereto, whose duty it shall be to examine the codes and report thereon to the Senate, and that they be empowered and directed to invite said commissioners to appear before them during such revision. Debate was had thereon, when Mr. Geddes withdrew his said amendment. Mr. Snyder renewed the amendment offered by Mr. Geddes. Debate was had thereon, when The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Snyder, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Dart Mr. Owen

Mr. Brandreth Mr. Mann Mr. Schoonmaker

Mr. Carroll Mr. Morgan Mr. Snyder

Mr. Curtis Mr. Noyes Mr. Tuttle 12 FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Mr. Beekman Mr. Cross Mr. Robinson

Mr. Brown Mr. Dimmick Mr. Skinner

Mr. Cook Mr. Geddes Mr. Stanton

Mr. Crolius Mr. Guinnip Mr. Upham

Mr. Crook Mr. Miller Mr. Williams 15

The question then recurring on the motion of Mr. Cook to amend the resolution of Mr. Snyder, Mr. Cook moved to lay the said question 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. Brandreth offered for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit: Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That our Senators and Representatives in Congress, be requested to recommend the adoption of a law making, newspapers postage free, in each congressional district where printed. Mr. Brandreth moved that said resolution be laid upon the table and printed. 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 Janu

ary 8th, relating to suits commenced to test the validity of manorial titles.

(See Senate Doc. No. 26.)

Mr. Carroll moved to print five times the usual number and 500 copies for the Attorney General, which motion was referred to the committee on public printing.

A bill was received from the Assembly for concurrence entitled, “An act authrising the Governor to designate a judge or judges of the supreme court and the courts of oyer and terminer 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.

The bill entitled, “An act to regulate the salary of the district attorney of the county of Saratoga,” 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 AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Curtis Mr. Owen
Mr. Beekman Mr. Dart Mr. Robinson
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Dimmick Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Brown Mr. Geddes Mr. Skinner
Mr. Carroll Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder

Mr. Cook Mr. Mann Mr. Stanton
Mr. Crolius Mr. Miller Mr. Tuttle

Mr. Crook Mr. Morgan Mr. Upham
Mr. Cross Mr. Noyes Mr. Williams 27

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and 1equest their concurrence therein.

The bill entitled, “An act for the relief of suitors in the supreme court in certain cases,” was read the third time and passed, a majority of all the members elected to the Assembly voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Babcock Mr. Curtis Mr. Owen
Mr. Beekman Mr. Dart Mr. Robinson
Mr. Brandreth Mr. Dimmick Mr. Schoonmaker
Mr. Brown Mr. Geddes Mr. Skinner
Mr. Carroll Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder
Mr. Cook Mr. Mann Mr. Stanton
Mr. Crolius Mr. Miller Mr. Tuttle
Mr. Crook Mr. Morgan Mr. Upham
Mr. Cross Mr. Noyes Mr. Williams

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 amend an act establishing free schools throughout the State, passed March 26, 1849,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Curtis, from said committee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again. On motion of Mr. Crolius, The Senate then adjourned until 11 o'clock to-morrow morning.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Wadhams. o The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Schoonmaker presented the petition of inhabitants of Catskill for an amendment of the charter of the Schenectady and Catskill railroad company, which was referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Carroll presented the petition of Fitzsimmons and Brady for relief from damages sustained by the construction of the Erie canal, which was referred to the committee on claims. Mr. Fox presented the petition of Charles Ehle for a law allowing him to present his claim against the State for canal damages to the Canal Appraisers, and for a re-appraisal of damages, which was referred to the committee on claims. Mr. Cook, from the committee on banks and insurance companies, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act respecting the taxation of banking associations and individual bankers,” reported adverse to the Fo of the same, which was committed to the committee of the whole. * Mr. Morgan, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the bill entitled, “An act to authorise the commissioners of the Ogdensburgh and Canton road to borrow money and to convert the said road into a plank road,” reported in writing favorably to the passage of the same with amendments.

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Mr. Dart moved that said report and bill 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. Cross, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred so much of the message of the Governor as relates to local and municipal taxation, reported, and offered the following resolution: Resolved, 'That the committee on cities and villages be discharged from the further consideration of local and municipal taxation, and that the same be referred to the standing committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties. Mr. Cross, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred a petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the village of Astoria in Queens 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. A message was receved from the Assembly, informing that they had concurred in the resolution of the Senate of January 11, in relation to furnishing books to the Canadian Parliament. Mr. Beekman presented the annual report of the trustees of the State library, which was referred to the joint library committee.

(See Doc. No. 29.)

Mr. Beekman moved that 500 extra copies for the use of the Regents of the University be printed.

Ordered, That said motion be referred to the committee on public printing.

The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Comptroller, in the words following:

CoMPTRoLLER's OFFICE, Jilbany, Jan. 15, Ho! To the Hon. G. W. PATTERson, President of the Senate: SIR-I have the honor to transmit to you a copy of the last annual report of the health officer of the city of New-York, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate passed on the 14th inct. I am with great respect, Your obedient servant, WASHINGTON HUNT. Comptroller. Ordered, That said report be referred to the committee on retrenchment. The President laid before the Senate a communication from the New-York State Agricultural Society in the words following, to wit:

STATE AGRICULTURAL Rooms, JAlbany, January 15, 1850. { Hon. G. W. PATTERson, President of the Senate: The annual meeting of the State Agricultural Society will be held to-morrow, the 16th, at the Capitol, at 12 o'clock, the Hon. the Senate are most respectfully invited to attend the meeting. I am very respectfully yours, B. P. JOHNSON, Cor. Secretary.

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