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Mr. Ely moved to lay the pending question 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 said resolution, when the vote was as follows:

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The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Cheeseman.
The journal of Saturday was read and approved.

Mr. Foote presented a petition of citizens of Madison county, for the passage of a law extending the Chenango canal to the Pennsylvania State Line, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Foote presented a petition of citizens of Cazenovia, for the passage of an act prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage, which was read and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Prosser presented a petition of 400 inhabitants of Delhi, Delaware co., for the better government and regulation of railroads and their freight tariff, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the 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," 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. Ely, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to limit the power of the Common Council of the city of Schenectady, in making contracts," 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 protect the liberty of witnesses," 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 Chair presented the sixth annual report of the Board of Managers of the North Western Dispensary, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

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.) The order of motions and resolutions having been announced, the President stated that the question would be on the resolution of Mr. Brandreth, as amended by the amendment of Mr. Diven, being the question pending at the time of adjournment on Saturday, the resolution as amended, being in the words following:

- 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 confire 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. Where 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 this committee."

Mr. Foote moved to strike out all after the word “nor," in the resolution.

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. Johnson moved to be excused from voting.

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

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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Resolved, (If the Assembly concur,) That the Legislature adjourn on Friday, the 18th inst., until Wednesday, the 23d, at half past 7 o'clock, P. M.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.
Mr. Halsted called from the table the following resolution:

Resolved, That after this week the Senate meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings of each week, at half-past seven o'clock, for the consideration of general orders only.

Mr. Halsted moved to amend, by striking out the words “after this week."

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

Mr. Smith moved to l'econsider the vote just taken.

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. Smith moved to lay the resolution on the table.

The President put the question wliether 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, as amended, and it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Boardman, Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Hon. the Assembly, requesting that body to transmit to the Senate, the papers on file relative to the claim of Samuel P. Cunningham, and that when received the same be referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Loveland moved to take from the table the report of the committee on canals, in relation to closing the locks on Sunday.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Loveland from the minority of the committee on canals, to which was referred the petition of P. E. Havens, and others, for a law to close the locks of the canal on Sunday, reported a bill entitled "An act requiring the locks on the canals of the State to be closed on Sunday," which was read the first time, and by unaninious consent was also read the second time.

Mr. Smith moved to make the question of agreeing to the reports of the majority and minority, the special order for Wednesday, 23d inst., immediately after executive session.

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

By unanimous.consent, Mr. Johnson presented a petition of citi

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zens of Coeymans, for aid to the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

On motion of Mr. Ely, Resolved, That the State Engineer and Surveyor, and the Canal Auditor be requested to report to the Senate, the original estimated cost of the Oswego canal, the amount of the original contracts, and the total amount of expenditures up to 1854. Also, what was the estimate in 1854, of the cost of enlarging and completing said canal, and what amount has been expended up to this time; also what amount will be required to complete the same; together with a statement of the total expenditure and total receipts of the said canal.

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:

Assembly 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.

Assembly bill, “An act to provide for the payment to John A. King, the amount of money paid by him for the troops stationed at Quarantine, Staten Island."

Assembly bill, "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. Burhans, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said first mentioned bill, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Burhans, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said second mentioned bill.

Mr. Johnson moved to lay the report of the committee on the table.

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

Mr. Boardman renewed the amendment offered in committee of the whole, to restore the third section of the bill, in the following words:

“Nothing contained in this act shall be construed to impair the rights of the people of this State, to recover the amount so paid from the people of the county of Richmond.”

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

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The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the report of said committee, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That said bill do have its third reading.

Mr. Burhans, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said third mentioned bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

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 provide for the better regulation and keeping of the poor house in the county of Wayne, and for other purposes.

"An act to extend the term of service of supervisors."

"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."

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

Mr. Ely, from said committee, reported progress on said second and third mentioned bills, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

On motion of Mr. Burhans, the Senate adjourned.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1859.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by the Rey. Mr. Roof.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Loveland presented two petitions of citizens of Essex county, for aid for the Glens Falls feeder, which were read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Paterson presented the petition of Thos. Hanvey, for a release of the interest of the State in a part of abandoned canal at Rochester, which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Sloan presented a remonstrance of W. H. Aspinwall, James Brown and others, owning real estate on University and Waverly Place, against the construction of a railroad track in either of said public highways, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. John D. Willard presented a petition of Silliman, Mathews & Co., and other forwarders of Troy, for a steam ferry between Albany and Troy, which was read and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Mandeville presented a petition of citizens of Rhinebeck, for

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