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pleadings be referred to the committee on the judiciary, and that said committee be empowered to invite before them and confer with the said commissioners and other persons, if they shall deem it ne: cessary, at such time or times as may be deemed expedient.

Mr. Carroll moved to amend said resolution, by inserting after the word “judiciary,” the words “with two Senators to be added thereto.”

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the amendment of Mr. Carroll, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Beach Mr. Curtis Mr. Miller

Mr. Brown Mr. Dimmick Mr. Noyes

Mr. Carroll Mr Fox Mr. Skinner

Mr. Cook Mr. Geddes Mr. Tuttle

Mr. Crolius Mr. Guinnip Mr. Upham

Mr. Crook Mr. Mann Mr. Williams

Mr. Cross 19 FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Mr. Beekman Mr Dart Mr. Snyder

Mr. Brandreth Mr. Owen Mr. Stanton 6

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said resolution as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative. Ordered, That Messrs. Cross and Stanton be of such committee. Mr. Carroll, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bill entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the village of Astoria in Queens county.” Ordered, That the said bill do have its third reading. On motion of Mr. Mann, Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Assembly, requesting that body to transmit to the Senate the petition of Clogher and Johnson, with the accompanying papers, and that the same when received be referred to the committee on claims. On motion of Mr. Skinner, Resolved, That the standing committee on retrenchment be discharged from the further consideration of so much of the Governor's message as relates to the compensation of health officer of the city of New-York, and that the same be referred to the standing committee on commerce and navigation. On motion of Mr. Mann, Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Assembly, reuesting that body to transmit to the Senate the petition of Whiting $. and others, for the appraisal of damages occasioned by a breach in the Black river canal feeder, and that the same when received be referred to the standing committee on grievances.

On motion of Mr. Robinson, Resolved, That his excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to communicate to the Senate any statistical or other information in his possession relating to Asiatic cholera, for the use cf the standing committee on medical societies and colleges. The bill entitled, “An act to amend the charter of the village of Astoria in Queens county,” 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:

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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 for the relief of Joseph Ogden,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Crook, from said committee, reported progress, and asked and obtained leave to sit again. Mr. Dimmick moved that the said bill and amendments offered in committee of the whole by Mr. Schoonmaker, be printed. 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 bill entitled, “An act to settle and pay the claim of William W. Niles for the destruction of his property on the Long Island farms,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Colt, from said com mittee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit

again.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill entitled, “An act respecting the taxation of banking associations and individual bankers,” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Noyes, from said committee, reported progress, and asked and

obtained leave to sit again.

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Geddes for two days. On motion of Mr Dart, The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the report of the committee on finance 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 the question being on agreeing to the report of said committee striking out

the 10th section of said bill, The President put the question whether the Senate would agree

to the said report, and it was decided in the regative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mr. Beach Mr. Crolius Mr. Robinson

Mr. Beekman Mr. Dimmick Mr. Schoonmaker

Mr. Brandreth Mr. Geddes Mr. Upham

Mr. Brown Mr. Mann Mr. Williams

Mr. Colt Mr. Morgan 14 For THE NEGATIVE.

Mr. Carroll Mr. Fox Mr. Skinner

Mr. Crook Mr. Guinnip Mr. Snyder

Mr. Cross Mr. Johnson Mr. Stanton

Mr. Curtis Mr. Miller Mr. Stone

Mr. Dart Mr. Noyes Mr. Tuttle 15

The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the Senate went into Executive session. After some time spent in executive session the doors were opened, and the Senate again proceeded to legislative business. On motion of Mr. Schoonmaker, The Senate then adjourned until 11 o'clock to-morrow morning.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1850.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Conroy. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Upham presented the memorial of the trustees of Genesee College, praying for aid from the State in erecting their college buildings, which was referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Beekman presented the memorial of the New-York institution for the reformation of juvenile delinquents, praying for an appropriation for the erection of additional buildings, which was referred to the committee on poor laws. Mr. Crolius 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.

Mr. Stone presented the petition of Sylvanus Stroud and others, praying for a law extending the time for the collection of taxes in the town of Lenox, Madison co., which was referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties. Mr. Snyder presented the remonstrance of sundry citizens of Dutchess county, against an act to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to assessments and the duty of assessors, which was referred to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subiect. J Mr. Snyder presented the petition of sundry citizens of Dutchess co., praying for the adoption of measures for the speedy settlement of the manorial difficulties, which was referred to the select committee on that subject of which Mr. Johnson is chairman. Mr. Cross presented the petition of the Brooklyn gas light company, praying for amendment of their charter, which was referred to the committee on trade and manufactures. Mr. Guinnip presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Yates co., praying for a railroad from Canandaigua to Jefferson, Chemung co., which was referred to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject. Mr. Miller, from the committee on literature, to which was referred a petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to establish a free school in district number 3, in the town of Newtown,” 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, from the joint select library committee, to which was referred so much of the annual message ot the Governor as relates to the State Library, reported a bill entitled, “An act relative to the State Library and the Regents of the University,” 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. Beach, from the committee on public printing, reported in favor of printing the usual number, and 500 additional copies, of the report of the trustees of the State Library, for the use of the Regents of the University. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said report, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Morgan, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the concurrent resolution from the Assembly, in relation to the Washington Monument, with instructions to report a bill, reported a bill entitled, “An act to provide for a donation of blocks of stone to the National Washington Monument,” 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. Schoonmaker, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported a bill entitled, “An act to provide for the appraisal and payment of canal damages to Charles Ehle,” 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. Schoonmaker, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the petition for that purpose, reported in writing, and introduced a bill entitled, “An act to enable turnpike road companies in certain cases to sell their road, way-rights and otheir property,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

The President laid before the Senate a communication from the Attorney General, relative to savings banks, in the words following:

ATTorney GENERAL’s OFFICE, Jilbany, January 18, 1850. Hon. G. W. PATTERson,

SIR-Herewith I have the honor to transmit, through you, to the Senate, my report in answer to a resolution of the Senate of the 11th instant. Very respectfully yours, L. S. CHATFIELD,

Jättorney General.

Ordered, That said report be laid upon the table. Mr. Cross gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to divide the sixth and seventh wards of the city of Brooklyn. Mr. Owen gave notice that he would, at an early day, introduce a bill to amend the act entitled, “An act to provide for the incorporation of villages, passed Dec. 7, 1847.” In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Guinnip asked for and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to repeal the charter of the Hector and Catharine road and bridge company,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Dart moved that the engrossed bill entitled, “An act to authorise the commissioners of the Ogdensburgh and Canton road to borrow money and to convert their said road into a plank road,” be recommitted to the committee of the whole. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Cook offered for the consideration of the Senate, a resolution in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That in the judgment of the Senate, the objects to be attained by corporations for saving banks or institutions cannot be attained by a general law for that purpose. Debate was had thereon, when The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said resolution, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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