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referred the bill, entitled "An act to increase the compensation of constables attending courts in the county of Westchester,” 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. Scott, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the Marine Court of the city of New York, passed July 21, 1853,” 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. Scott, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the 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," 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 reports in pardon cases," 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 release to Jane Williamson the interest of the people of this state, to land in Shawangunk, Ulster co.," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

The President presented the reply of the Canal Appraisers, to a resolution of the Senate, as to the number of claims waiting appraisement, &c., which was referred to the canal committee, and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 47.) The President presented an invitation from B. P. Johnson, Corresponding Secretary of the N. Y. S. Ag. Society, requesting them to attend the meeting of the Society to day, at 12 o'clock, in the Assembly Chamber.

On motion of Mr. Hubbell, the invitation was accepted.
The President presented the following communication:

POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT :
APPOINTMENT OFFICE,

January 31, 1859.
To the Hon. the President of the Senate,

of the State of New York: SIR–The Department has received a communication from S. P. Allen, Clerk New York Senate, transmitting a resolution of that honorable body, of the 28th inst., requesting the Postmaster General to furnish it with certified copies of all papers in this Depart

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ment “relating to the appointment of W. G. Mandeville, to the office of Postmaster at Stuyvesant Falls."

In reply to that request, I am directed by the Postmaster General to say that, prior to its receipt, and on the request of Theodore Miller, Esq., a certified statement that, “ on the 26th of June, 1858, on the petition of nine patrons of the office, and the recommendation of the Postmaster at Hudson, the Postmaster General ordered that William G. Mandeville be appointed as Postmaster at Stuyvesant Falls, N. Y., and thereupon the usual letter of appointment and blank bond, and oath of office were sent to his address. That subsequently, said bond and oath were returned to the Department by said Mandeville, executed. That thereafter, and before any further action in the case was taken by the said Department, said Mandeville duly notified the Department that he declined and was unwil. ling to accept said appointment; and that in consequence of this notification, no commission was ever issued to said Mandeville, as Postmaster at Stuyvesant Falls, nor until such commission should have been issued, has he or could he ever have had any authority from this Department to act as Postmaster there.

This certified statement was furnished to Mr. Miller at his request, and for the purpose, as stated, of being used before the committee of the Senate having the case of Mr Mandeville in charge.

On the 28th inst., the day before the above statement was furnished to Mr. Miller, Mr. Van Husen was furnished (to be used before the Senate) with a certified copy of the Postmaster General's order to appoint Mandeville; a certified copy of the letter of appointment sent to Mandeville; a certified copy of Mandeville's bond as returned, accompanied by a certificate of the bond room clerk, that the usual oath of office, by Mandeville, accompanied his bond, and had been mislaid.

Hoping that the statements thus furnished may meet all the material requirements of the case, I have the honor to be

Very respectfully, &c.;

HORATIO KING,

First Ass't Postinaster General. Ordered, That said communication be referred to the select committee having the subject in charge.

The President appointed as the select committee on the bill entitled "An act for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citizens who are entitled to the right of suffrage, and to prevent illegal voting,” Messrs. Johnson, Noxon and Mather.

Mr. W. A. Wheeler gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act prohibiting under proper penalties, the Canal Commissioners from drawing drafts in favor of contractors, where no direct appropriation has been made to meet the same, and the money is not in the treasury;" also, a bill, entitled "An act to provide for the adjustment of a contract made by Eli Chittenden, and others, with the Commissioners of the Land Office, April 10, 1856;" also, a bill entitled "An act authorizing the certificates of notaries public of other States and countries, to be received in evidence, with the same effect as the certificates of notaries public of this State;" also, a bill entitled "An act to regulate the time for holding annual town meetings."

Mr. Schell gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to incorporate the First Avenue Railroad."

Mr. Scott gave notice that he would at early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act in relation to the auditing of accounts of ministerial officers for certain services and expenses.”

Mr. Loveland gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to prevent produce arriving from the State of New Jersey, being sold in New York market, except through a regular commission house."

Mr. Ames gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to regulate the rates of wharfage in the cities of New York and Brooklyn;" also, a bill entitled "An act to authorize the Canal Commissioners to pay for the construc-, tion of a bridge across the Oswego river, in the town of Volney; also, a bill entitled "An act to sell certain real estate in the city of New York, belonging to the State of New York, and appropriate the avails thereof to the improvement of the canals or payment of canal debts."

Mr. Truman gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to reduce the capital stock of the Cayuga and Susquehanna Railroad Company."

Mr. Ely gave notice that he would at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for a new charter for the city of New York."

By unanimous consent, Mr. Foote (for Mr. Noxon) asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the relief of the trustees of the Onondaga Academy," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Johnson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of the Watervliet Turnpike Company," 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. Laflin asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the county of Herkimer," 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Laflin asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the village of Herkimer," 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. Ames asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to authorize the town of Oswego to raise money for the purchase of land and the erection of buildings thereon for the support of the poor," 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Spinola asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act in relation to lands under water in the city of Brooklyn, and adjacent thereto," 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Ely asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the preparation of a new charter for 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 the incorporation of cities and villages.

The bill entitled "An act to change the name of the Williamsburgh and Cypress Hill Plankroad Company," 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, as follows:

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

The bill entitled “An act for the relief of Josiah Blackwell,” 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 postpone executive session for half an hour.

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

The hour of 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.

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

"An act to authorize the Common Council of the city of Hudson, to fund the floating debt of said city, and for other purposes," 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.

On motion of Mr. Smith, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1859.

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

Ma. Williams presented the petition of Aaron Remsen, for release of escheated lands; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Paterson presented a petition of citizens of Genesee co., for aid to the Inebriate Asylum, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Truman presented a petition of citizens of Tompkins co., on equal suffrage, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Ely presented a memorial of citizens of New York, for aid to Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Scott, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act legalizing the conveyance of lands held by James Kemp, an alien, of Niagara 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 to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the county of Herkimer," 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. Brandreth, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the petition of the Troy and Boston Railroad Co., for leave

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