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tistics and other data, when I alluded very briefly dangerous to the future security of the common. to what was in the Constitutions of 1821 and 1846, wealth? If the object of the exclusion of per. it was very far from my design to throw the hon. sons on the ground of alienage is to compel them orable gentleman on my riglit [Mr. Barker) into an to embrace the earliest opportunity of becoming ambush. I ouly regret to say that he fell very citizens then I insist that a proper and adequate easily into it. That honorable gentleman paid me instruction should be given to those who take the the compliment for having in his judgment a census to discriminate between those who have greater claim to bis regard for my dialectics so declared and those who bave not, counting in than for my powers of legal construction. The also their families. But it is clear that 10 such gentleman was wholly awry as to my design. discrimination has been made in this census, It was far from my purpose to undertake, in a or will be made in taking any census, as Convention of Constitution.mongers, to give a long as gentlemen in power insist at this legal interpretation of the meaning of words day that people shall be excluded from the basis that were in those Constitutious, which, more- of inhabitancy aud representation because they, of over, I quoted at length. and without reference at alien birth, are not fully admitted to the ranks of all to their legal construction. My intention, voting population. Now, sir, can the State of then, was to get at the political idea that influ- Now York, in adopting its Constitution in 1867, euced the framers of those Constitutions; and I afford to be less liberal than the Constitution of could have showu very clearly and conclusively, the United States ? If it is right and proper for had time permitted, that the political idea was, as us to exclude aliens from the basis of representaI stated it, to exclude those who were not to be tion, I ask, gentlemen, why should the Constitutaxed, under the general designation of aliens, tion of the Uuited States admit such persons in paupers and persons of color. Now, when the their basis of representation? No, sir, when we Convention of 1820 was summoned, there was no go so far as to relieve the negro from the ban that such fear iu existence in the public mind as has been placed upon him, not only in the Constithat which obtained after the revolutionary tution of the United States but in the Constitution war, that aliens were going to take possession of of the State of New York, let us carry our New this fair State and turn it back into the realms York learning far enough at least to come up to of King George. In 1820 the people of this the doctrine of tho United States goveroment, and commonwealth were anxious to have aliens come let us bare our future representation on inbabithere, setile on and purchase in the western wilds ancy, without any restriction whatever. of the State, and they favored the passage of a The question was put on the amendment of law that on declaring their intentions they should Mr. Chesebro, and it was declared lost. be permitted to acquire and hold property, thereby Mr. WEED-I rise to a point of order. I called becoming taxed, should be enrolled in the militia, for a count before the Chair decided the vote. and enjoy all immunities of citizenship in the Mr. E. BROOKS–I did so, too; I raised my tirst degree, so that the political idea of taxing voice as loud as I could with propriety. aliens was equivalent to the political idea of The question was again put on the amerdment engrafting them on the stock of citizenship. The of Mr. Chesebro, and it was declared lost, on a gentleman will say an alieu did not become a division, by a vote of 25 to 61. citizen because he declared his intentions. I Mr. BARKER-I move to strike out of deny that proposition, sir, and there was section 3, line 8, the following words: “who are a noble son of New York (Mr. Secretary citizens," and at the end and after the word Marcy) who, in his place at the head of "State" insert the words, "excluding aliens." the foreign affairs of the United States, held Mr. MERRITT—You do not want the word "of" the converse of that proposition. Moreover he stricken out. demanded of the Austrian government, under Mr. BARKER—[ would strike out the words per.I of the American cannon, the rendition of "who are citizens," and after the word “State," Kotzta, who was no more a citizen, as the getle- insert the words "excluding aliens." man from Chautauqna would say, than this, that he Mr. MERRITT-I accept that amendment. had only declared his intention of becoming such. Mr. MASTEN-I offer the following amendBut to pass on, if the doctrine established in the ment: after the word "aliens," insert " who have State of New York, which has been so clearly not declared pursuant to law their intentions to bepointed out by my honorable associate from on-come citizens of the United States." ondaga (Mr. Comstock), had been as completely The question was put on the amendment of and fully understood and acted on lately as it Mr. Masten, and it was declared list, or a was twenty-five years ago, no great harm or hard- division, by a vote of 30 to 60. ship would have eventuated as that which now Mr. E. BROOKS-I propose to amend the counts out 400,000 souls from the basis of inhab- amendment moved by the gentleman from St. itancy, an act of excision resulting from the Lawrence (Mr. Merritt), if he accepts it, wherein reckless manner in which this census has been he proposes to exclude aliens, by inserting after taken. Does any man in his senses believe the word "aliens" the words "not taxed," so there are existing in the State of New York at that the class of persons not included shall not this time ten thousand persons of foreign birth be taxed. who have not declared their intentions, unless Mr. MERRITT — I do not accept it. they mean to include the women and the servant The question was then put on the amendment girls in our families ? Avd if these, does he believe of Mr. E. Brooks, and it was declared lost, on a that they have the animus revertendi or that division, by a vote of 23 to 58. their allegiance to foreign powers unrenounced is! The question then recurred on the amend.
ment of Mr. Merritt, and it was declared members thereof, of the city of New York, on the carried.
same subject. Mr. MERRITT -I now move that the com Which took the same reference. mittee rise, report progress, and ask leave to sit Mr. HUNTINGTON - I ask leave of absence again,
for ten days on account of indisposition. The question was put on the motion of There being no objection, leave was granted. Mr. Merritt, and it was declared carried, on a Mr. MASTEN – Mr. Potter, of Erie, desired divis by a vote of 49 to 45.
me to ask leave of absence for him from this evenWhereupon the committee rose, and the Presi- ing until a week from next Tuesday morning. dent resumed the Chair in Convention.
He has special business of importance, which Mr. FULLER, from the Committee of the demands his attention. Whole, reported that the committee had had There being no objection, leave was granted. under consideration the report of the Committee Mr. CLINTON - I ask leave of absence from on the Legislature, its Organization, etc., had this evening's session until Tuesday morning. made some progress therein, but not hav. My family are so situated that I deem it my duty ing gone through therewith, had instructed to visit them. their chairman to report that fact to the Con There being no objection, leave was granted. vention, and ask leave to sit again.
Mr. YOUNG - I ask leave of absence from the The question was put on granting leave, and it adjournment this week until Wednesday evening was declared carried.
next. Mr. TAPPEN - I move that the Convention There being no objection, leave was granted. meets to-morrow morning at nine o'clock.
Mr. ALVORD- I call from the table the moMr. BROOKS- I move to strike out "nine" tion made by me yesterday, by which the Conven. and insert "eight."
tion decided to adjourn on each and every Monday Mr. WEED - Will not an adjournment till to- evening at half-past seven o'clock, and which momorrow morning at nine o'clock carry us over tion laid over under the rule. I wish to state in until Friday morning ?
that regard that under the arrangement The PRÉSIDENT — The Convention, when it Mr. E. BROOKS — I rise to a point of order ; adjourns, will adjourn till this morning, at ten a motion to take from the table a résolution o'clock.
is not debatable. The question was then put on adjourning, and Mr. ALVORD-I am not debating any such it was declared adjourned.
question, and if the gentleman from Richmond So the Convention, at a quarter past one o'clock (Mr. E. Brooks], will listen, he will understand A. M, adjourned.
that I am correct. It is a motion to reconsider,
which was laid on the table, and under the role THURSDAY, August 8, 1867. it comes up on call, as a matter of course. The Convention met at ten o'clock A. M..
Mr. E. BROOKS-I submit that the motion is Prayer was offered by Rev. R. H. ROBINSON. not debatable. The Journal of yesterday was read by the The PRESIDENT — The Chair holds that it is SECRETARY, and approved.
debatable, if the original proposition was deMr. S. TOWNSEND presented the petition of batable. Gideon Frost, of Queens county, in relation to Mr. ALVORD-A1I I have to say in that regard legislative corruption.
is, that under the rule we now have, we adjourn Which was referred to the Committee on Official each alternate Friday from one o'clock until Corruption.
half-past seven P. M. on the succeeding Monday, Mr. BARTO presented the petition of A. More and that this proposition is an addition thereto. house, and others, in reference to the appointment And, as I understand from many gentlemen, they of a Superintendent of Public Instruction. voted yesterday in favor of the proposition of the
Which was referred to the Committee on Educa- gentleman from Westchester (Mr. Tappen) under tion.
a misapprehension, supposing that on each and Mr. PAIGE presented a petition from the com- every Monday morning we were compelled to mon council of the city of Schenectady, repre- meet at 10 o'clock, I, therefore, call for the senting that the police government of said city by reconsideration of that vote, and upon that I the police commissioners of the Capital Police dis- move the previous question: trict imposes a heavy and unnecessary burden The question was put upon ordering the preupon that city, and asking that the further exer- vious question, and it was declared carried: cise of such police government by such police The question was then announced on the commissioners be prohibited.
motion of Mr. Alvord to reconsider. Which was referred to the Committee on Mr. GREELEY - I call for the ayes and noes. Cities, etc.
A sufficient number seconding the call, the Mr. GRAVES presented the petition of G. C. ayes and noes were ordered. Hibbard, and eighty-seven others, of Springfield, The SECRETARY proceeded with the call; and Erie county, asking that a provision be incorpora- the motion was carried by the following vote: ted into the Constitution prohibiting the sale of Ayes-Messrs. A. F. Allen, Alvord, Andrews, intoxicating liquors as a beverage.
Archer, Axtell, Barker, Barto, Bell, Bickford, Which was referred to the Committee on Adul- E. P. Brooks, E. A. Brown, W. C. Brown, Case, terated Liquors.
Champlain, Clarke, Cooke, C. C. Dwight, T. W. Mr. STRATTON presented the petition of the Dwight, Endress, Flagler, Folger, Frank, Fuller, officers of the United Piano-forte Makers, and 836 Gould, Greeley, Hadley, Hammond, Hand, Harris,
Hitchcoek, Houston, Hutchins, Kinney, Landon, the motion I made in regard to going into ComLapham, Larremore, A. Lawrence, M. H. Law. mittee of the Whole one hour after we meet each renee, Lee, Ludington, McDonald, Merwin, Op. day. dyke, C. E. Parker, President, Prindle, Rathbud, Mr. WEED - If I recollect right that motion Rumsey, L. W. Russell
, Seaver, Smith, Spencer, was laid on the table by a vote of the Convention. Stratton, Van Campen, Van Cott, Wakeman, Mr. MODONALD - The motion I call up was Wales, Williams-58.
not tabled by a vote. Noes-Messrs. C. L. Allen, Baker, Ballard, The PRESIDENT - The Chair is informed that Barnard, Beadle, Bergen, Bowen, E. Brooks, Bur: it was not laid on the table. rill, Carpenter, Chesebro, Clinton, Comstock, The SECRETARY proceeded to read the moConger, Corbett, Corning, Fowler, Garvin, Grant, tion of Mr. McDonald, with the pending amendGraves, Gross, Hardenburgh, Hatch, Hitchman, ment thereto, as follows: Huntington, Jarvis, Kerpan, Ketcham, Krum, Pursuant to previous notice, Mr. MCDONALD Law, A. R. Lawrence, Loew, Masten, Mattice; moved to amend the rules by adding thereto the Monell
, More, Morris, Paige, A. J. Parker, Pond, following: Reynolds, Rolfe, Roy, Schell, Schoonmaker, Sey RULE — The Convention will, imless it shall mour, Sheldon, Sherman, Strong, Tappen, S. otherwise order, go each day into Committee of Townsend, Weed, Wickham, Young-54. the Whole on any general or special order pend.
Mr. TAPPEN-I move the resolution do lie on ing one hour after it convenes, unless beforo that the table for the present.
time that order of business may have been Mr. ALVORD-I rise to a point of order; reached. that the previous question having been moved Mr. SHERMAN moved to amend the motion the resolution cannot be laid on the table. of Mr. McDonald hy substituting therefor the fola
The PRESIDENT—The point of order is well lowing: taken.
RULE 4. It shall be in order after the expiraMr. A. J. PARKER-The previous question tion of one hour after the reading of the Journal was only on reconsideration.
to move that the Convention go into Committee The PRESIDENT-The previous question at of the Whole on the business committed to it; taches to all the incidents of the pending propo- provided the appropriate order of businogs be sition.
not sooner reached. Mr. HARDENBURGH-I call for the ages and Mr. SHERMAN-I do not see that the adop
tion of any rule like the one proposed is essential A sufficient number seconding the call, the ayes to the gulation of our business. and noes were ordered.
thing of the kind is to be adopted it must The SECRETARY proceeded to read the reso- be in a modified form from the proposition offered lution of Mr. Tappen, as follows:
by the gentleman from Ontario [Mr. McDonald]. Resolved. That hereafter the sessions of the By his proposition, at the expiration of the mornConvention on Mondays shall commerce at half- ing hour, so called, the pending business, whatever past seven o'clock P. M.
be its nature, must be interrupted peremptorily, The SECRETARY proceeded with the call of and without motion we must go into a Committee the roll on the resolution as read, and it was of the Whole. The action of this rule may dedeclared lost by the following vote :
prive the Convention of the power of acting upon Ayes-Messrs. C. L. Allen, Archer, Baker, Balo the business that should be acted upon at once, lard, Barnard, Beadle, Bergen, Bowen, E. Brooks, and throw it over to another day. My substitute Barrill
, Carpenter, Chesebro, Cochran, Comstock, proposes a rule that will permit tho Convention Corning, Daly, Fowler, Fullerton, Garvio, Grant, to go into Committee of the whole, if it desires Graves, Gross, Hardenburgh, Hitchman, Hunting- to, at the expiration of the hour, but dues uot ton, Jarvis, Kernan, Ketcham, Krum, Larremore, absolutely require it. Law, A. R. Láwrence, Loew, Masten, Mattice, Mr. MODONALD_The only difference betweon Monell, More, Morris, Nelson, Paige, A. J. Parker, the rule suggested by the gentleman from Queida Pond, Potter, Rolfe, Roy, A. D. Russell
, (Mr. Sherman) and myself is this. By the rulé Schoonmaker, Schumaker, Seymour, Sheldon. Sher- that I suggest this Convention will go into Comman, Strong, Tappen, S. Townsend, Weed, Wickmittee of the Whole one hour after it meets, uulėss ham, Young-56.
it then otherwise orders. When the hour arrives, if Noes-Messrs. A. F. Allen, Alvord, Andrews, there is any important business, more so than the Armstrong, extell, Barker, Barto, Beals, Bell, regular order of business before the Conventiou, on Bickford, E. P. Brooks, E. A. Brown, W. 0. motion of any member, it can, by a majority vote, Brown, Case, Champlain, Clarke, Cooke, Corbett, still continue its present business, but otherwise C. C. Dwight, T. W. Dwight, Bodress, Flagler, it will go into Committee of the Whole. By the Folger, Frank, Fuller, Gould, Greeley, Hadley, resolution offered by the gentleman from Oneida Hammond, Hand, Harris, Hitchcock, Houston, (Mr. Sherman), it makes, as it were, the motion Hutchins, Kinney, Landon, Lapham, A. Lawrence, to go into Committee of the Whole, a privileged M. H. Lawrence, Lee, Ludington, McDonald, Mer question, which can be made at any time during the ritt, Merwio, Opdyke, c. 8. Parker, President, day one hour after we meet. I have only this to Prindle, Prugger, Rathbun, Reynolds, Ramsey, L say in favor of the first rule. As general and W. Russell, Seaver, Smith, Spencer, Stratton, special orders before the committee are supposed Van Campen, Van Cott, Wakeman, Wales, to be the most important business, I take it for Williams--62.
granted it ought to be attended to, unless the Mr. MODONALD-I call up for consideration Convention otherwise orders. It seems to me that
after the reports of the important committees we | A. Lawrence, M. H. Lawrence, Ludington, Me have had, which are now before us for considera- ritt, Merwin, Opdyke, President, Prindle, Prosse tion, this Convention ought not to be willing to Reynolds, Robertson, Rumsey, A. D. Russe use over one hour in the consideration of the L. W. Russell
, Seaver, Smith, M. I. Townsend, other business of the Convention, but ought to be Townsend, Van Campen, Van Cott, Wakema willing and ought to make it a rule, that one hour Wales-47. having been spent in these side questions, this Mr. SHERMAN - I offer the following resoli Convention, unless it otherwise orders, shall pro- tion, but do not desire action on it to-day: ceed to the consideration of the various reports The SECRETARY proceeded to read the rest which are of so much importance. I now move lution: the previous question.
Resolved, That until otherwise ordered, the hou Ur. LARREMORE-I move the whole sub- of meeting of the Convention on Mondays sha ject do lie on the table.
be seven o'clock P. M. The PRESIDENT — The motion for the previ. Which was laid on the table for future con ous question takes the precedence.
sideration. The question was put upon the motion order. Mr. PROSSER offered the following resolution ing the previous question, and it was declared Resolved, That the committee on Cavals havi carried.
authority to attend personally until Friday and The PRESIDENT announced the question to Saturday of this week, or authorize a sub-commit be upon the substitute offered by Mr. Sherman, tee of their number to do so, at such place as they for the rule moved by Mr. McDonald, and it was think proper, to take testimony and make persona declared adopted - ayes 89.
examination as to the capacity of the locks upon The question then recurred on the adoption of the Erie canal to do the business and as to the the rule moved by Mr. McDonald as amended by capacity of the prism for larger locks. the adoption of the substitute, and it was de Mr. HARDENBURGH-I desire to investigate clared adopted - ayes 93.
that proposition, and would therefore like to have Mr. ARCHER - I call up for consideration the it lie over for another day. resolution offered by my colleague (Mr. Ketcham] The PRESIDENT--The resolution giving rise the day before yesterday, in relation to the corto debate it will lie over under the rule. rection of the Journal.
Mr. SCHELL offered the following resolution : The SECRETARY proceeded to read the reso Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee lution as follows:
on the Finances of the State, etc., to consider the Resolved, That the proceedings recorded upon expediency of making provision in the Constituthe journal declaring certain members of this tion, that all debts now owing by the State, conConvention in contempt at the session of this con- tracted prior to 1st January, 1862, shall, with the vention held at seren and one-half o'clock P. M. interest hereafter to accrue thereon, be paid in on the fifth of August, 1867, and the recitals in coin, and also that all debts which may hereafter said Journal declaring that certain members were be contracted by the State, shall, with the interbrought to the bar of the Convention under charge est to accrue thereon, be paid in coin. of the sergeant-at-arms, and excused, etc., be Which was referred to the Committee on expunged from the Journal of this Convention. Finance.
Mr. GREELEY-I move the previous question. Mr. KETCHAM offered the following resolu
The question was put upon ordering the previ- tion: ous question, and it was declared carried.
Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms be and he Mr. FOLGER-I call for the ages and noes op is hereby directed to cause the street between the the resolution.
capitol and Congress Hall to be closed. A sufficient number seconding the call the ayes The question was put on the resolution of and noes were ordered.
Mr. Ketcham, and it was declared adopted. The Clerk proceeded with the call of the roll, Mr. WILLIAMS offered the following resoluand the resolution was adopted by the following tion: voto :
Resolved, That further debate in Committee of Ayes-Messrs. C. L. Allen, Andrews, Archer, the Whole on the report of the Standing ComArmstrong, Axtell, Baker, Ballard, Barnard, mittee on the Legislature, its Organization, etc., be Beadle, Bowen, E. Brooks, E. A. Brown, Burrill
, limited to five minutes, and that at one o'clock toCarpenter, Champlain, Chesebro, Clarke, Comstock, day the article be reported to the Convention and Corbett, Corning, Daly, T. W. Dwight, Endress, immediately considered, and continue the special Fowler, Francis, Frank, Fullerton, Garvin, Graves, order until disposed of." Gross, Harris, Flatch, Hitchman, Houston, Jarvis, The question was put on the resolution of Mr. Kernan, Ketcham, Krum, Landon, Larremore, Williams, and it was declared adopted. Law, A. R. Lawrence, Loew, Masten, Mattice, Mr. POND - I wish to ask to be excused Monell, More, Morris, Paige, A. J. Parker, C. E. from attendance until Tuesday morning next, on Parker, Pood, Potter, Rathbun, Rolfe, Roy, Schell, account of important business that demands my Schoonmaker, Seymour, Sheldon, Sherman, Spen- attention. cer, Stratton, Strong, Weed, Wickham-66. There being no objection, leave was granteå.
Noes-Messrs. A. F. Allen, Alvord, Barker, Bell, Mr. LANDON - I call for the consideration of Bergen, Bickford, W. C. Brown, Case, Clinton, the resolution offered by me last Friday. Conger, Cooke, Duganne, C. C. Dwight, Field, The SECRETARY proceeded to read the reso. Flagler, Folger, Fuller, Grant, Greeley, Hadley, lution, as follows: Hammond, Hand, Hitchcock, Kinney, Lapham, Resolved, That the previous question may be
applied to the particular section of an article, or testimony; but upon an examination of that resoolher question under consideration, without lution I now desire, if in order, to withdraw my including the whole article or main question. objection.
Mr. LANDON—As the previous question is Mr. MCDONALD-I move this Convention do now applied in this Convention, it applies to the now resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole. whole article and precludes any amendment to The PRESIDENT - The Chair would inform the particular section. I desire by this resolution the gentleman that the motion cannot now be to leave it in the power of the Convention to entertained. apply the previous question to the particular sec Mr. MCDONALD — The rule has just been tion.
passed. The question was put on the resolution of Mr. The PRESIDENT — The Chair holds that that Landon, and it was declared adopted-ayes 79, resolution does not govern the proceedings of this noes 6.
day. Mr. FIELD offered the following resolution: Mr. GOULD offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee Resolved, That the Committee on Contingent on State Prisons, and the Prevention and Punish- Expenses be discharged from the further considment of Crime, to inquire into the expediency of eration of the resolution to bind the Constitution abolishing the death penaly.
with notes, etc., and that the same be referred to Which was referred to the Committee on State the Committee on Public Printing. Prisons, etc.
Which was carried, and the subject referred to Mr. LAPHAM-I call for the consideration of the Committee on Contingent Expenses. the resolution offered by me on Tuesday.
Mr. BELL — I hope that the rule requiring the The SECRETARY proceeded to read the reso- resolution to lie over a day in regard to the exlution, as follows:
amination to be made by the Canal Committee Resolved, That the roll of delegates be called may be suspended by unanimous consent, and after the reading of the Journal each day, and the that the resolution may pass. It only requires a dames of all delegates absent without leave, shall brief examination to be made, that can be made be entered in the Journal for the day.
during the recess from to-morrow at one o'clock Mr. WEED-I would suggest to the gentleman until Monday, and if made at all it is desirable it from Ontario (Mr. Lapham) that any gentleman should be måde at that time. It does not involve who pleases can demand the call of the roll any any expense. It merely provides that the Comtime after the reading of the Journal.
mittee on Canals shall make that examination. The PRESIDENT — The Chair so understands. The PRESIDENT — Thero being no objection,
Mr. WEED – This resolution simply compels the resolution will now be considered. the Convention to sit here and fritter away its The SECRETARY proceeded to read the resotime in calling the roll, when there is no neces- lution of Mr. Prosser, as follows : sity for it. If there are one hundred and fifty Resolved, that the Committee on Canals have members present there is no need of calling the authority to attend personally uutil Friday and roll; and to call it will simply take up the time of Saturday of this week, or authorize a sub-comthe Convention with that unimportant matter mittee of their number to do so, at such place as instead of discussing the proper questions before it. they think proper, to take testimony and make The gentleman from Ontario (Mr. Lapham), who personal examination as to the capacity of the feels it his duty to put every man on the record locks upon the Erie canal to do the business, and who is not present, if he is himself in his place, as to the capacity of the prism for larger locks. all he has to do is to get up and say he wishes The question was put on the resolution, and it the roll called. But, I ask if it is proper or right was declared adopted for us to say, whether every one of the Conven. Mr. SEAVER-I offer four several resolu. tion are here, or a few absent, a half hour or tions, calling for information from different parties twenty minutes, after the appointed hour of upon the same subject matter. meeting, shall be taken to put gentlemen upon the The SECRETARY proceeded to read the resorecord as being absent, when, in fact, they may lutions, as follows: be here nearly all the day, and thus needlessly Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Land take up the time of the Convention?
Office be, and they are hereby requested to trang. Mr. BARKER-I congratulate the gentleman mit to this Convention, a list of all the lands, from Clinton (Mr. Weed) upon his conversion; with the location thereof
, heretofore granted to after the motion he proposed to this committee or acquired by the "Sackett's Harbor and Saralast night and liis remarks I am glad to see toga railroad company," the “ Lake Ontario and reformation has taken placo.
Hudson River railroad company," and the “ AdiMr. WEED—I do not understand what the rondack company," stating as well the number of gentleman means.
acres of said lands donated by the State, if any, Mr. SPENCER-I move the previous question. as the number of acres purchased of the State,
The question was put upon ordering the pre- and the price per acre for which said lands were vious question, and it was declared carried. conveyed, when so purchased, and by what titles
The question thieu recurred on the resolution of the said lands are now held by said company or Mr. Lapham, scd it was declared lost.
association, organized pursuant to the provisions Mr. HARDENBURGH—A moment since I inter- of chapter 236, Laws of 1863, entitled "An act to posed an objection to the consideration of a reso encourage and facilitate the construction of a sutiou offered by my friend from Erie (Mr. Pros- railroad along the upper Hudson into the wilderser), to authorize the Canal Committee to take ness in the northern part of this state, and the