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formed that Governor Seymour made such reports, but they are not to be found among the printed documents. The earlier Governors may have made such reports, but I find none. I learn that neither of the last two Governors made any, and that my predecessor omitted it because he considered that the Secretary of State, in making his annual report, acted on behalf of the Governor, and because this was, in his opinion, a compliance with the requirements of the Constitution.

It is my intention to make such reports, annually, during my term of office. I have, thus far, pardoned two persons. Of the propriety of pardon, in one of the cases, I have no doubt; but subsequent information has raised a doubt in my mind, as to the other. Fortunately the convict had but a month more to serve.

E. D. MORGAN.

On motion of Mr. Laflin, Resolved, That the Comptroller be requested to furnish the Senate with a statement of the number of Legislative Manuals paid for by warrants drawn on the treasury during the year ending September 30, 1858, specifying the number certified to by the Clerk of the Senate, the Clerk of the Assembly, the Secretary of State, or by any other officer; also to specify how many were in plain, and how many in full binding.

Mr. Spinola moved to reconsider the vote rejecting the resolution for the purchase of Red Books, and that that motion lie on the table. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Truman, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1859.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Parker.

The journal of Friday last was read and approved.

Mr. Paterson presented two petitions of citizens of the county of Monroe, for the passage of a law to provide for a more speedy appraisal of canal damages, which were read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Darling presented a petition of the president and councilors of the Cattaraugus and Allegany Reservation of the Seneca Nation of Indians, praying for the passage of an act repealing the provisions of a certain other act granting any Indian on the said reservations the right to sell timber and trees from `allotted land; also, a petition from the same parties, asking for the passage of an act granting the peace makers on the Cattaraugus and Allegany reservations, exclusive jurisdiction in actions for divorces among the Indians on said reservations, and to hear and determine actions between

Indians involving the title to real estate on said reservations; also a petition of 96 Indians, of the Seneca Indians, belonging to the temperance league, on the Cattaraugus reservation, for an act to apply the provisions of the 17th section, of chapter 628, of the Laws of 1857, to Indians of this State; which were severally read and referred to the committee on Indian affairs.

Mr. Foote presented a petition of citizens of Bouckville, Madison co., for the passage of a law providing for the better government and regulation of railroads, and their freight tariff, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Foote presented a memorial of citizens of Sherburne, for the passage of the act amending the charter of said village, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities. and villages.

Mr. Ely presented a petition of the New York Academy of Music, for relief, which was read and referred to the committee on griev

ances.

Mr. Ely, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend the act passed Feb. 17, 1857, entitled 'An act to enable Peter Cooper to found a Scientific Institution in the City of New York;"" and also to amend the act passed March 21, 1857, entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to enable Peter Cooper to found a Scientific Institution in the City of New York,' passed Feb. 17, 1857," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Laflin, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the petition of trustees of Ovid Academy, for an act to compel the Comptroller to loan that Academy $5,000, reported the following resolution:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners be denied.

On motion of Mr. Laflin,

The report was laid on the table.

A message from the Assembly was received and read informing that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Clinton, to change the site of the county poor house buildings." Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly.

Mr. Diven gave notice that he would at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entit'ed "An act in relation to common schools in the village of Elmira.”

Mr. Ely gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the North Western Dispensary in the City of New York."

On motion of Mr. Diven, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1859.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Hawley.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Mather presented a remonstrance of merchants and other citizens of New York, against the passage of an act closing the canal locks on the Sabbath, which was read and laid on the table.

Mr. Paterson presented a memorial of the N. Y. S. Temperance Society, which was read and referred to the select committee on that subject.

Mr. Noxon presented two petitions of citizens of Onondaga co., for closing the locks on the canals on the Sabbath, which were read and laid on the table.

Mr. Foote presented a petition of the First Sabbatarian Baptist Church and Society of Brookfield, for a change of name of said church, which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. Foote presented a petition of inhabitants of Cortland county, for the passage of a law appropriating a portion of the interest of the chancery fund to the purchase of a law library for the sixth judicial district, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Diven presented five petitions of citizens of the village of Elmira, in relation to the public schools of said village, which were read and referred to the committee on literature; also a memorial of the Niagara River Hydraulic Company, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Johnson presented a petition of citizens of Guilderland, to repeal part of chapter 179, relating to common schools, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. W. A. Wheeler presented a remonstrance of sundry inhabitants of the village of Canton, against the proposed amendments to the charter of said village, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Spinola presented a petition of Jacob H. Sackman, and others, for a Savings Bank at East New York, in the county of Kings, which was read and referred to the committee on banks.

Mr. Ely presented a petition of Chas. H. Marshall, and others, in relation to iron piers invented by Samuel Nowlan, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Darling, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the Potsdam and Watertown Railroad Co. to increase its rates of fare for the transportation of passengers," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

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

"An act in relation to the village of Whitehall."

"An act to repeal chapter 626, of the Laws of 1853, and chapter 495, of the Laws of 1855, so far as applicable to the village of Hamilton, and to amend section 1, of chapter 129, of the Laws of 1854."

"An act for the relief of James A. Storey, Caleb M. Pierce and Charles Amsden."

"An act to amend chapter 548, of the Laws of 1857, entitled 'An act to authorize the payment of money to Geo. Guenther, for work done on the Erie canal.'"

"An act in relation to the town Insurance Company of the town of Brunswick."

"An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the county of Herkimer, in the town of Pomfret, Chautauque county, and in the town of Kingston, Ulster county."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to prevent the issue of false receipts, and to punish fraudulent transfers of property by warehousemen, wharfingers and others,' passed April 17th, 1858.”

The President presented the reply of the Comptroller as to the number of Legislative Manuals certified to by the Clerks of the Senate and Assembly, and Secretary of State, for 1858, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. •)

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

"An act to amend the charter of the village of Oxford," 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.

"An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the City of Oswego, and in the several towns in the county of Oswego, and in Duanesburgh and Rotterdam, in the county of Schenectady," 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 amend the Revised Statutes in relation to the accounts of town officers," 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 revive the powers of the Hedding Society of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, in the town of Van Etten, Chemung county," 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 relating to the auditing of the accounts of the sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, justices of the peace, and constables, in the county of Oneida," 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.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act to enable agricultural and horticultural societies to extend a more perfect protection to their property and the property of exhibitors at fairs, and to allow the board of managers to appoint a police for that purpose," with a message that they adhered to their amendments to said bill, and request a committee of conference; and had appointed on their part as such committee, Messrs. Fuller, Parlin, Woodbury, Aylworth and Cornelius.

Mr. Darling moved that the Senate consent to a committee of conference.

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

The President appointed as such committee on the part of the Senate, Messrs. Darling, Smith and J. A. Willard.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act authorizing the trustees of the village of Middletown, in the county of Orange, and State of New York, to permit the construction of gas works in said village," with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same with the following amendments: In section one, after the word "Orange," strike out the words "in said," and insert "and;" same section, after word "State," insert the words "of New York."

Mr. O. B. Wheeler moved that the Senate concur in the amendments.

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

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in their amendments.

Mr. Noxon gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill "for the relief of Nelson Phillips."

Mr. Noxon gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to plank roads and turnpike companies."

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Diven asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to common schools in the village of Elmira," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

The bill entitled "An act to authorize the Troy and Boston Railroad Company to erect a freight depot and construct a track in the City of Troy," was read a third time.

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