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Mr. John D. Willard moved to lay the motion on the table.

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 the said motion of Mr. W. A. Wheeler, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Williams from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to repeal an act passed March 23, 1857, chap. 154, Laws of 1857, entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Long Causeway Turnpike Company,'” 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. Truman, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Ebenezer Bowen, for the appraisal of canal damages, reported the following resolution:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner be denied.

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

Mr. Truman, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Oliver Culver, for appraisal and payment of canal damages, reported the following resolution :

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner be denied.

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

Mr. Paterson, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Hiram Merritt for the payment of canal damages, reported the following resolution :

Resolved, that the prayer of the petitioner be denied.

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

Mr. Paterson, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Geo. F. Burns and Peter B. Havens, for relief, reported the following resolution :

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners be denied.
Mr. Foote moved to lay the report on the table.

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

Mr. Paterson, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Josiah S. Kellog, for relief, reported a bill entitled “An act to authorize and require the Canal Board to re hear the appeal of Josiah S. Kellog, executor of Jacob Kellog, deceased, from the decision of the Canal Appraisers, made under chap. 48, of the Laws of 1851," 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. Pratt, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Eugene Bendon for relief for damages at a canal bridge, reported a bill entitled "An act for the relief of Eugene Bendon,” 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. Smith, from the committee on agriculture, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the formation of companies for the recovery of stolen horses, cattle and sheep, and the apprehension of thieves," 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. Smith, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate Brigham Hall, a hospital for the reception and care of the insane," 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. Foote, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Manhattan Savings Institution, passed April 10, 1857," 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. Schell, from a majority of the committee on finance, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for the settlement with certain persons for the balance of money due them and paid to the health commissioner of the city of New York,reported in favor of the passage of the same.

Mr. Spinola moved to lay the report on the table.

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

Mr. Ely, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to provide for the preparation of a new charter for 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. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to revise and amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Canton, passed May 13, 1845, and the several acts amendatory thereof," 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 eities and villages, to which was referred the petition of the Common Council of the city of Troy, for an act to aid in the collection of certain unpaid taxes and assessments in said city, reported a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for the unpaid city taxes and city assessments on real estate in the city of Troy, for the years 1849 to 1855, inclusive, passed April 15, 1857," 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. John D. Willard, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to permit the Buffalo Elevating and Storage Company, to change the number of its directors," 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 petition of Albert A. Drake, for an act to confirm his official acts as notary public, reported a bill entitled "An act to confirm the official acts of Albert A. Drake, as notary public, 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. Laflin, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Buffalo College, 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. Hubbell, from the committee on railroads, to which was recommitted with instructions, the engrossed bill entitled "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," reported that the committee have made the amendment directed to be made, and as amended recommend its passage.

The President presented a communication from the Auditor of the Canal Department, in reply to a resolution of the Senate of 24th January, 1859, showing at what time the accumulating sinking fund would liquidate the State debt, &c.; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No.

.) Mr. Scott gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of commissioners of deeds in the village of Saratoga Springs, passed April 7, 1858."

Mr. Ely gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the act entitled "An act to incorporate the Provident Fund Society of the city of New York, passed April 14, 1857.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr.W. A. Wheeler asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act regulating the time for holding annual town meetings, 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 to incorporate the Raymond Collegiate Institute," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Scott asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act, entitled 'An act to provide for the appointment of commissioners of deeds in the village

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of Saratoga Springs,' passed April 7, 1858," 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. Halsted asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to limit the power of the Common Council of the city of Schenectady, in making contracts," 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. Foote asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend and condense the several acts in relation to the village of Hamilton, passed May 11, 1840,” 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 order of motions and resolutions having been announced, the President said the pending question at the time the Senate was under that order of business on Friday last, and adjourned without taking the question, was the amendment of Mr. 0. B. Wheeler, to the resolution of Mr. Ames, in the words following: Resolved, That Messrs. Schell and Hubbell be added to the committee on public buildings.

The amendment of Mr. O. B. Wheeler, being as follows: strike out all after the word “ Resolved," and insert that the President appoint one member on the committee on public buildings to act in case of the inability of Mr. Ames to attend the sessions of the committee."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment, 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 negative, as follows:

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Mr. Brandreth offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the committee on public buildings, to which was referred that portion of the Governor's Message that related to the influence of the “Lobby," be instructed to confine their investigations to cases only where a written complaint shall be made, and it shall appear from such complaint and the proof that the offence charged was committed within such time, if proved that an indictment may be found upon the same by the provisions of the Revised Statutes. The complaint must be signed by the party making it, verifying the same upon oath, that according to his or her belief, such complaint and facts are true.

Mr. W. A. Wheeler moved to amend, by adding the words and stating in detail the facts and circumstances upon which such belief

is founded, and specifying the evidence to be produced to justify such belief."

Mr. Diven moved to amend the amendment, by adding thereto the following: “and when any charge shall be made specifically by any Senator in his place in the Senate, this rule shall not apply, nor shall it apply to the investigation now under consideration before the committee.'

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the said motion of Mr. Diven, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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Mr. Doherty moved to amend the amendment, by striking out of the resolution the following words: “and it shall appear from such complaint and the proof that the charge was committed within such time, if proved that an indictment may be found upon the same by the-provisions of the Revised Statutes."

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

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Mr. Doherty moved to adjourn.

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

The presence of a quorum being questioned, the President directed the Clerk to call the roll, when the following Senators answered to their names:

Brandreth
Burhans
Diven
Doherty

Ely
Foote
Hubbell
Lafilin

Loveland
Mather
Paterson
Pratt

Prosser
Schell
Scott
Truman

0. B. Wheeler
W, A. Wheeler
John D. Willard
Williams 20.

Mr. Scheli moved to adjourn.

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 the amendment of Mr. W. A. Wheeler, and it was decided in the negative.

The presence of a quorum being again questioned, the President directed the Clerk to call the roll, when the following Senators answered to their names :

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