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On motion of Mr. Paterson, Resolved, That there be printed for the use of the Senate, two hundred extra copies of the list of members and officers of the Legislature.

Mr. Paterson offered the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That 500 additional copies of the annual report of the Managers of the Western House of Refuge, be printed for the use of the Managers.

Mr. John D. Willard moved that said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing.

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 resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Mather, Resolved, That in the absence of Mr. Noxon, Mr. Diven be appointed as one of the select committee on the bill to repeal the act establishing a Metropolitan police law.

Mr. Scott asked and obtained leave to be excused from further service on the committee on claims.

The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, on motion of Mr. Mather, the executive session was postponed for fifteen minutes.

Mr. Diven moved that he be discharged from further service on the select committee, on the subject of the alleged vacancy in the eleventh Senatorial district, and that Mr. Laflin be appointed to fill the vacancy

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

On motion of Mr. Laflin, Resolved, that the Attorney-General be requested to communicate to the Senate, his opinion, whether without reference to the amount of printing ordered by the two Houses, the contractor or contractors will be entitled to receive the sum of fifty thousand dollars, no more and no less, and whether there exists any contract under which either the sewing or binding of documents, or printing the covers of the same ordered by the Legislature, can be enforced.

On motion of Mr. Scott, Resolved, That Mr. Pratt be appointed a member of the committee on claims.

The hour of fifteen minutes past twelve o'clock, having arrived, the Senate went into executive session; and after some time spent therein, the doors were opened, and legislative business resumed.

On motion of Mr. Mandeville, Resolved, That the papers on file in relation to the claim of Evert L. Yates, for labor and materials performed and furnished on the Canajoharie creek, in 1852 and 1853, be taken from the files and referred to the committee on claims.

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 amend and change the names of the Lisle and Forestburgh Plankroad Company and the Mount Hope and Lumberland Turnpike Road Company, and merge them into one."

"An act relating to fisheries in the town of New Utrecht, in the county of Kings.”

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

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

Mr. Mandeville, from said committee, reported progress on said third mentioned bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

The Senate again 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 incorporate the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn."

"An act to amend the act entitled "An act in relation to draining certain lands in the town of Granby, in the county of Oswego, passed April 6, 1857.”

"An act to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Clinton, to change the site of the county poor house buildings.

And after some time spent therein, Mr. Laflin, from said committee reported progress on said bills, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

On motion of Mr. Johnson, the Senate adjourned.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1859.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Dayton.
The journal of yesterday, was read and approved.

Mr. Johnson presented a petition of citizens of Albany, for aid to the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature; also, two petitions of inhabitants of Green Island, for the construction of a bridge across the Champlain canal, which were read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Paterson presented three petitions of citizens of Monroe county, for a law to provide for a more speedy appraisal of canal damages, which were read and referred to the committee on canals; also, the petition of Ebenezer Bowen, for canal damages, which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mě: Pratt presented a petition of J. K. Trumpbour, and others, representing 1,454 shares of Kingston Bank, praying for the reduction of the capital of said bank, which was read and referred to the committee on banks.

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Mr. Williams presented a petition of citizens of Wayne county, in relation to justices' and constables' costs, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Foote presented a petition from the trustees of the village of Cazenovia, asking for the passage of an act to consolidate and amend the several acts relating to the said village, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages; also, a petition from citizens of the county of Tioga, asking for the extension of the Chenango canal, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Darling presented a petition of Ira E. Phillips and Wm. J. Nelson for compensation for services on the Genesee Valley canal, which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Ely presented a petition of Wm. P. Corbitt, Thomas Carlton, J. B. Wakeley, and other citizens of the city of New York, for aid to the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Boardman presented a petition of A. Wolverton and others, for the repeal of the law passed April 7, 1857, entitled "An act to provide for the preservation of trout in the inland waters of this State," which was read and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Mather, from the committee on grievances, to which was referred the petition of Peter Lorillard and John David Wolfe, for relief from excessive taxation in Westchester county, reported a bill, entitled "An act to relieve Peter Lorillard and John David Wolfe from an excessive tax, and to provide for the settlement of their claim against the county and town of Westchester," 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. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to confirm the proceedings of the board of supervisors of the county of Franklin, in the erection of the town of Brighton, in said county,” 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. Ames, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the communication of the Governor transmitting report of pilot commissioners, &c., reported a bill entitled "An act to amend an act, entitled “An act to amend an act to establish regulations for the port of New York,' passed April 15, 1858,” 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. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the petition of the corporation of the city of Troy, for an act the better to enable them to increase the supply of water, reported a bill, entitled "An act in relation to the Troy Waterworks," which was read the first time, and by unan

imous consent was also read the second time, 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 petition of trustees of the village of Oneida, for An act to amend an act entitled 'An act, &c., reported a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the incorporation of cities and villages, passed December 7, 1847,' so far as the same relates to the village of Oneida, in the county of Madison, and to provide for the erection of a watch house in said village,” 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. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act authorizing the board of supervisors of the county of Wayne, to abolish the fees of the offices of county judge and surrogate of said county," 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. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act exempting the firemen of Malone, in the county of Franklin, from serving on juries, and in the militia, and from poll taxes," 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. Foote, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend the articles of association of the Mutual Bank, Troy," 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. Foote, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Bloomingdale Savings Bank, passed April 17, 1854,” 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. Foote, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the reduction of the capital stock of the Mohawk Bank, of Schenectady," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with an amendment, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Scott, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend section fifty-three, title four, chapter six, of the second part of the Revised Statutes, relative to suits against heirs and devisees," 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. Brandreth, from the committee on medical societies and colleges, to which was referred the Assembly bill, entitled "An act to incorporate the Hahneman Medical College," 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. Diven, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled "An act to regulate the sale of keg oysters,'” 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. Diven, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act for the relief of Elizabeth Farrelly," 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. Diven, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act requiring the county treasurers to file in the county clerk's office, a report of the moneys and securities in their hands belonging to infants," 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. Diven, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize Catherine 0. Hern, an alien, to take, hold and convey real estate," 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. Diven, from a majority of the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to make valid the proceedings before Edgar W. Keeler, a justice of the peace of the town of Chateaugay, in the county of Franklin,” 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. Diven, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was recommitted the Assembly bill entitled "An act to change the name of Clarissa Saddler to Clarissa Woodford,” 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. Diven, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the petition of members of the bar of the county of Chenango, for the passage of an act for the payment of the traveling expenses of certain judges, reported the following resolution :

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners be denied.

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

Mr. Diven, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to perpetuate the evidence of the death of Nicholas Van Strophorst, and others,' passed May 13, 1846," reported the following resolution : Resolved, That said bill should not pass.

On motion of Mr. Darling,

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