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On motion of Mr. Williams, Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Land Office report, at an early day, what pieces or parcels of land, or of lands under water, or water rights, or privileges, belonging to the State, are not used for State purposes; specifying the condition, character, quantity (as near as may be) and locality of each lot, and the purposes for which it is now used; also, what pieces or parcels of said lands or water privileges, may be sold without depriving the State of any lands or water rights necessary for public purposes.

On motion of Mr. Foote, Resolved, That the bill entitled "An act to consolidate and amend the several acts relating to the village of Sherburne, and to enlarge the powers of the corporation of said village," be recommitted to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Mather offered the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That 1,500 copies of the report of the select committee appointed to investigate the health department of the city of New York, with the accompanying documents, be printed for the Senate; of which 1,000 shall be for the use of the committee.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing

Mr. Diven moved to take from the table the following resolutions :

Resolved (If the Assembly concur), That the following amendments be proposed to the Constitution of this State :

From and after the third Tuesday of June, 1860, the Court of Appeals shall consist of six judges, to be chosen by the electors of this State. The four judges who may then be in office, by previous election or appointment, shall continue to hold until the expiration of their respective terms. On the third Tuesday of May, 1860, an election shall be held at which two judges of said court shall be chosen, whose terms shall commence on the third Tuesday of June, 1860. The term of one of them shall expire in nine years from the thirty-first day of December,following, and of the other in eleven years from the same time. At the general election in the year 1861, and in every second year thereafter, unless the Legislature shall by law appcint a different day, one judge of said court shall be chosen for a term of twelve years, from and after the thirty-first day of December next, after such election. Four judges shall constitute a quorum. In case of the absence or inability to serve of any judge or judges, the Governor may appoint one or more justices of the Supreme Court to serve for the time being.

Section seven, of article six of the Constitution, is hereby abrogated, and the following provisions substituted :

The judges of the Court of Appeals and the justices of the Supreme Court shall receive, at stated times, for their services, a compensation to be established by law. The provision made for such compensation by act of the Legislature in the year 1857, shall apply to judges and justices then in office, as well as those thereafter elected or appointed, and the same shall be deemed to have taken effect accordingly, from the first day of January, 1858.

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Section fourteen, of article six of the Constitution, is amended, as follows:

The County Court shall have such original and appellate jurisdiction as the Legislature may prescribe.

Resolved (If the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendments be referred to the Legislature to be chosen at the next general election of Senators, and that the same be published for three months prior to such election, pursuant to section - of article thirteen of the Constitution.

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

After discussion, on motion of Mr. John D. Willard, the resolutions were laid on the table.

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 authorize the adjustment of certain claims and their application upon a debt held by the State against the Bank of Orleans." "An act in relation to plankroads and turnpike roads."

An act in relation to the New York and Harlem Railroad Company.'

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

Mr. Prosser, from said committee, reported that they had amended the title to said third mentioned bill, so as to read "An act to extend the charter of the New York and Harlem Railroad Company, and to determine the mode of using the same in the streets of New York," and have made sundry amendments to the bill, and as amended, recommend its passage.

Mr. Spinola moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee of the whole. ;

On motion of Mr. Diven, the Senate adjourned.

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

Mr. Loveland presented a petition of 14 citizens residing in Chazy, asking for aid for the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Schell presented a petition of Stewart Brown and others, of the city of New York, asking the State to make a donation to the Colored Home in the city of New York, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Foote presented three petitions of citizens of Hamilton, for the enactment of a law prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage, which were read and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Scott presented a petition for an act to authorize Wynant G. Vandenburgh, to convey the real estate of the Reformed Protestant Congregation of Halfmoon, Saratoga county, which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. Brandreth presented a petition of citizens of the town of Greenburgh, Westchester county, for repeal of an act entitled “An act relating to highways in said town," which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Brandreth presented a petition of citizens of Troy, for an appropriation for the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Mandeville presented a petition of citizens of Columbia co., for aid to Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. John D. Willard presented the petition of Edward Murray, for relief, which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Ely presented a memorial of the Common Council of the city of New York, in relation to pilot commissioners, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Williams from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the board of directors of the Sennett and Auburn plankroad company to assess the stockholders of said company for the payment of the debts thereof, and to make the same into a gravel road,” 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. Williams, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to authorize the commissioners of highways of the town of Southport, in the county of Chemung, to lay out a highway on the line between said town and the State of Pennsylvania," 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. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to extend the charter of the Fire Department of the city of Albany,” 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 for the relief of James A. Storey, Caleb M. Pierce and Chas. Amsden," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

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Mr. Loveland gave notice - that he would at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the inspectors of State prisons to settle the claims of the State against J. D. Kingsland;" also a bill entitled "An act requiring the locks on the canals to be closed on the Sabbath."

Mr. John D. Willard gave notice that he would, at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to restrain more certainly, the carrying of concealed deadly weapons."

Mr. Burhans gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled An act requiring certain highway assessments worked on the turnpike road of the Schoharie Kill Bridge Company, to be worked under the direction of that company, passed April 17, 1851."

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Hubbell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to amend the act for the supply of water for the State Lunatic asylum, from the Chenango canal," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Paterson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to amend the Revised Statutes relating to courts of oyer and terminer," 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. Schell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to increase the number of the directors of the Harlem Gas Light Company," 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. Schell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled “An act to authorize the Second Avenue Railroad to construct an additional track,” 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. Boardman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate Brigham Hall, a hospital for the reception and care of the insane," 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Mandeville asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to confirm the title to certain real estate, to the Hudson Iron Company, and to increase the number of trustees of said company,” 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. Spinola asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to provide for payment of a deficiency in the revenue of the city of Brooklyn,” 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. Mather asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate St. Joseph's asylum, in 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 charitable and religious societies.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Ely asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for the amendment of the law relative to principals and factors, or agents, passed April 16, 1830,” 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. Brandreth asked and obained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act appropriating money for the relief of Brevet Brigadier General, Ward B. Burnett,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Brandreth asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to regulate the salary of the District Attorney of the county of Putnam," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Schell presented a petition asking for confirmation of the acts of Albert A. Drake, a notary, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Mather presented a memorial of the Common Council of the city of New York, in reference to pilot commissioners, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Mandeville presented the petition of the Hudson Iron Company, to confirm the title to certain real estate, and to increase the number of trustees of said company, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Scott moved to take from the table the following resolutions :

Resolved, (If the Assembly concur,) That the following amendinents be proposed to the Constitution of this State:

From and after the third Tuesday of June, 1860, the Court of Appeals shall consist of six judges, to be chosen by the electors of . this State. The four judges who may then be in office by previous election or appointment, shall continue to hold until the expiration of their respective terms. On the third Tuesday of May, 1860, an election shall be held, at which two judges of said court shall be chosen, whose terms shall commence on the third Tuesday of June, 1860. The term of one of them shall expire in nine years from the 31st day of December following, and of the other in eleven years

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