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Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate transmit a respectful message to the Post Master General at Washington, requesting him, as early as practicable, to furnish this body with certified copies of all papers in the Post Office Department relating to the appointment of W. G. Mandeville to the office of Post Master at Stuyvesant Falls, in the county of Columbia, in June last, including the notification by the First Assistant Postmaster General to said Mandeville, of his appointment, and the oath of office and official bond of said Mandeville, and his commission as such Post Master, together with all indorsements thereon, if any such exists, and such transcripts of records, if any, as relate thereto.

Mr. Spinola moved to amend, by adding " or if the said Mandeville was ever Post Master as above stated."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

Brandreth

Ames
Darling

Diven

Ames
Burhans
Darling

Diven

Doherty

Foote
Hubbell

Johnson

Doherty

Foote

Halsted
Laflin

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mather

Ames Darling Diven

Spinola

FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Laflin
Paterson

The President directed the Clerk to call the roll, when the following Senators were found to be present:

Paterson

Pratt
Prosser

Pratt
Prosser

Foote
Johnson

Laflin

Scott
Smith
Spinola

Truman

J. A. Willard

Mr. Johnson moved to amend the resolution by adding as follows: "and likewise certified copies of all papers in reference to the alledged acceptance of such office on the part of the said W. G. Mandeville."

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Mr. John D. Willard moved to amend the amendment, by inserting after the word "acceptance," the words "or of such appointment, or of."

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

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Johnson, and it was decided in the affirmative.

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Mather
Paterson
Pratt

FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Truman

J. A. Willard John D. Willard 17

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

Prosser
Scott
Truman

J. A. Willard
John D. Willard

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Spinola

The President directed the Clerk to call the roll, when the following Senators were found to be present:

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Doherty

Foote

Johnson
Laflin

Ames

Burhans

Darling

Diven

Paterson

Pratt

Prosser

Truman

J. A. Willard

John D. Willard

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Mr. Scott moved that he be excused from service on the select committee, on the subject of the alleged vacancy in the 11th Senatorial district.

Mr. Spinola moved that the Senate now adjourn.

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

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion of Mr. Scott, and it was decided in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Spinola, the Senate adjourned.

Scott
Smith

Spinola

Ames
Burhans
Darling

MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1859.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Hewes.
The journal of Friday was read.

Mr. John D. Willard moved to amend the journal of Friday, by striking out in the resolution, as offered by Mr. Laflin, the name of "Hon. Geo. G. Scott," and inserting the name of "Hon. John J. Foote;" also, add after the explanation of Mr. Spinola, the following: "Senator Foote having declined to serve on said committee, Senator Laflin asked leave to substitute in the resolution, the name of the "Hon. Geo. G. Scott" in place of "Hon. John J. Foote," which leave was granted; and the question recurring on the resolution as amended,

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

Mr. Doherty moved to amend the journal of Friday, by expunging therefrom all that part relating to the case of Senator Mandeville.

Foote
Halsted

Hubbell

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

The journal as amended, was then approved, the vote being as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Johnson

Laflin

Loveland

Paterson
Scott
Truman

J. A. Willard
John D. Willard
Williams

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Doherty

Ely

Pratt

Smith

Mr. Burhans presented a petition of inhabitants of Delaware county, for aid to the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

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Mr. John D. Willard presented a petition of town the insurance company of Brunswick, for grant of powers, which was read and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Truman (for Mr. Diven) presented a memorial of a committee of the trustees of the Troy University, relating to said University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature; also, a petition of citizens of Broome county, for an appropriation to the Inebriate asylum at Binghamton, which was read and referred to a select committee on that subject; also, a petition of citizens of Tioga county, for the completion of the Chenango canal, by extending it to the Pennsylvania State line, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Pratt presented a petition of citizens of Wawarsing, Ulster county, for aid to the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature; also, a petition of Jane Williamson, of the town of Shawangunk, Ulster county, praying for a release of the right to certain land in said town, which the State has acquired by escheat, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Darling presented the petition of Jacob C. Sample to change the name of Hoziel Morey to Hoziel Sample, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Paterson presented the petition of Geo. Guenther, for amendment of chap. 458, of the Laws of 1857, providing for work done on the Erie canal, which was read and referred to the committee on claims; also, two petitions of trustees of the Genesee Camp Ground Association, for an amendment of their act of incorporation, which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. Loveland presented seven petitions of citizens of Warren county, for improvement of the Glens Falls feeder of the Champlain canal, which were read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Scott presented a petition of inhabitants of Galway, in the county of Saratoga, for aid to the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Darling, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed, the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to incorporate the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn."

"An act to amend chapter 20, title 21, of part 1st of the Revised Statutes, relative to insurance on property by individuals and associations unauthorized by law.”

Mr. Loveland, from the committee on public printing, to whom was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the annual report of the Regents of the University, reported the following resolution :

Resolved, (If the Assembly concur,) That there be printed 2,000 extra copies of the annual report of the Regents of the University for the use of the Regents, and 1,000 copies for the use of the Senate and Assembly.

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

The President presented the reply of the Attorney-General, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, as to constitutionality of law abolishing tolls on railroads; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 33.)

A message from the Assembly was received and read, requesting the concurrence of the Senate to the following entitled bills:

"An act to appropriate the proceeds of the State tax for the support of schools," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

"An act to incorporate the Oswego City Savings Bank in the city of Oswego," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

"An act authorizing the Baptist Society of Sweden and Bergen, to sell their parsonage," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

"An act to authorize the Rochester Bank to reduce its capital stock," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

"An act relating to the term of office of the county treasurer of the county of Monroe," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

"An act to provide for the compensation of a clerk for the treasurer of the county of Kings," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

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"An act to increase the capital stock of the Brooklyn Fire Insurance Company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance companies.

"An act authorizing persons convicted before magistrates or courts of special sessions of the peace, in the town of Waterford, in the county of Saratoga, and sentenced to imprisonment in the county jail, at hard labor, to be transported directly to the Albany Penitentiary," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

"An act to empower courts of sessions in the several counties of this State, to extend their terms and authorizing certain adjournments of such courts; also allowing county courts and courts of sessions, to fix the place of holding said courts," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to revise and amend an act, entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Canton, passed May 13, 1845,' and the several acts amendatory thereof," 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.

Mr. Darling gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act for the relief of the estate of James Mullett, deceased."

Mr. Hubbell gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entilled, "An act to amend the charter of the city of Utica."

Mr. Ames gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to amend the Revised Statutes, relative to the duties of executors and administrators in the payment of debts and legacies."

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Mr. Pratt gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act releasing to Jane Williamson the interest of the State in certain lands situated in Shawangunk, Ulster county;" also a bill, entitled "An act to provide for reports in pardon cases."

Mr. John D. Willard gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill in relation to the Brunswick Town Insurance Company."

Mr. Ely gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to vest in the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, the title to lands covered with water, west of 13th Avenue in said city;" also, a bill entitled "An act to amend and extend an act to incorporate the Saint David's Benevolent and Benefit Society of the city of New York, passed April 6, 1858.”

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Ames asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act requiring district attorneys making semi-annual reports," 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. Ames asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act requiring the commissioners of jurors for the city and county of New York, to make semiannual reports," 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. Ames asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act requiring monthly reports from the corporation attorney of the city 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 the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Williams moved that the bill, entitled "An act to amend chapter 20, title 21, of part 1st of the Revised Statutes, relative to

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