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HALF-PAST SEVEN O'CLOCK, P. M.,

The Senate again met. Mr. Mather moved that the special order, set down for this evening, relative to closing the canal locks on the Sabbath, be postponed until Friday evening next.

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

Mr. Mather moved that the special order set down for this evening, being the resolutions for the purchase of Cuba, be postponed until Tuesday next, at half-past one o'clock.

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

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Spinola asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Sun Mutual Insurance Company of New York,” which was read the first time, and by unanmious consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance companies.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Pratt asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the general turnpike and plank road laws," 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Scott asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the Revised Statutes, in relation to proceedings in criminal cases before arrest," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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

"An act to legalise the proceedings in the erection of the town of Afton, in the county of Chenango,” 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 authorise the construction of a breakwater along the shore of Lake Erie, within the bounds of the city of Buffalo, and to provide for the payment of the cost thereof,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

The President presented the annual report of the Canal Appraisers, which was read, laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. The President also presented the following communication, which was read and ordered referred to the select committee on the sanitary condition of New York.

Whereas, The mortality of this city is proved to be greater than that of any of the principal cities of the civilized world ; and

Whereas, Much of this mortality is due to causes capable of being removed or avoided by a proper sanitary system ; and

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Whereas, The absence of such a system is a serious detriment to the commercial interests, not only of this city but of the State; therefore,

Resolved, That this Academy reiterates its opinion heretofore expressed, that the welfare of all classes of the community requires the establishment of a sanitary department, under the charge of competent medical officers.

Resolved, That the Legislature is earnestly requested to adopt such measures, at its present session, as will relieve the city of the evils here indicated, and which are more fully expressed in a report of the committee on sanitary affairs of its own body.

Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolutions, signed by the President and Secretary, be transmitted to the Legislature.

JNO. WATSON, M. D.,
President New York Academy of Medicine.

T. GAILLARD, THOMAS, M. D., Recording Secretary New York Academy of Medicine. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, March 2, 1859.

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

"An act to enable the Shinecock tribe of Indians to exchange certain rights in land with the trustees of the proprietors of the common and undivided lands and marshes in the town of Southampton."

"An act to divide the county of Oswego into three school commissioner districts, and to provide for the appointment of a school commissioner therein."

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bills to the Assembly.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, informing that they had passed, without amendment, the following entitled

bill:

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"An act to discontinue part of a public highway in the town of Goshen, Orange county.”

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of the general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes."

"An act to amend section 53, title 4, chapter 6, of the second part of the Revised Statutes, relative to suits against heirs and devisees."

Also the Assembly bill entitled "An act to expedite the canvass of votes for Senator in the 29th Senate district of this State, at a special election to be held in said district, on Tuesday, the 15th day of March, 1859, under the proclamation by the Governor."

And after some time spent therein, Mr. Hubbell, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said first and second mentioned bills, with amendments, which reports were agreed to, and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Hubbell, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said third mentioned bill.

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

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Ordered, That said bill be read a third time.

On motion of Mr. Truman, Resolved, That' the question of agreeing with the report of the committee of the whole, on the bill entitled "An act for the relief of the New York State Inebriate Asylum, and for other purposes,” be taken from the table, and that the bill be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Diven moved that the Senate adjourn.

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

On motion of Mr. Smith, and by unanimous consent, the bill entitled "An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

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

Mr. Mather moved to lay the order of business, being the general order, 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. Mather, the Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1859.

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The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. Mayo.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Hubbell presented a remonstrance of freeholders and inhabitants of the town of Vernon, against any extension of the term of supervisors, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Prosser, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for the payment for work done and materials furnished on certain parts of the Erie canal enlargement,” reported in writing, in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

(See Doc. No. .) Mr. Hubbell, from the committee on insurance companies, to which was referred the bill, entitled “An act to amend the charter of the Sun Mutual Insurance Company of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Loveland, the bill entitled “An act to authorise the State Prison Inspectors to settle with Jacob D. Kingsland, was taken from the table and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to the duties of the assistant clerks in the police courts of the city of New York," 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. John D. Willard, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to provide for the service of civil process upon persons imprisoned in the State Prisons, and to protect their civil rights," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, 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 for the relief of the New York State Inebriate Asylum, and for other purposes."

An act to amend sec. 33, of art. 2, title 3, chap. 8, of the third part of the Revised Statutes, relative to suits against heirs."

“An act to incorporate Brigham Hall, a hospital for the reception and care of the insane."

Mr. Diven, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to limit the responsibility of publishers, news venders, and dealers in periodical literature, and the

distributors of the same, in certain cases, reported the same for the consideration of the Senate, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. John D. Willard moved that the committee on the judiciary, be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled "An act to equalize the State tax between the several counties of this State," and that the same be referred to the special committee, having that subject in charge.

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

Mr. Diven moved that the committee on finance, be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled "An act to provide for the equalization of the State tax," and that the same be referred to the special committee, having that subject in charge.

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

Mr. Spinola, as one of the special committee, appointed at the last session to investigate the affairs of the Metropolitan Police, submitted a report in writing, accompanied by two bills, entitled “An act to establish a police in the city of New York, and to provide for the government thereof," and "An act to establish a police in the city of Brooklyn, and to provide for the government thereof,” which were severally read the first and second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

The written report was laid on the table by consent.

The President presented the reply of the Attorney General to the resolution of the Senate, as to amount to be paid for legislative printing, which was read, laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 80.) A message from the Assembly was received and read, informing that they have concurred in the passage of the bill entitled "An act to prevent and punish prize fighting," with the following amendmnent.

Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following:

Sec. 1. Every person who shall, in this State, set on foot, instigate, promote, aid, abet or encourage, or do any act towards the furtherance of any premeditated contention or fight, between two persons, commonly called ring or prize fights, to be engaged in either within or without this State ; and every person who shall, in this State, send in writing, or publish any challenge, or an acceptance of any challenge for such contention or fights; and every person who shall, in this State, train or assist any person in training for any such contention or fight; and every inhabitant of this State who shall go out of this State to engage or take part in, or be present at such contention or fight, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than six months nor longer than one year, or by fine not less than two hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or by both fine and imprisonment.

§2. If it shall be made to appear to any magistrate having power

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