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Mr. Sloan presented a petition of gas consumers, in relation to gas metres, &c., in New York and Kings counties, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Prosser presented a petition of D. & A. Dows, & Co., and 29 other merchants of the City of New York, for increased capacity in the canals of this state, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Foote presented a petition of citizens of Repsselaer county, for an appropriation of $10,000 for two years consecutively, to aid in constructing a new building, &c., for Madison University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. J. A. Willard presented a petition of citizens of Jefferson co., in favor of an appropriation to the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Ely presented a petition of gas consumers of New York, for redress, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages; also, a remonstrance of Edwin M. Moore and others, of the City of New York, against closing canal locks on Sunday, which was read and laid on the table.

Mr. Paterson presented a petition of citizens of the town of Perinton, in the county of Monroe, for a law for the more speedy appraisal of canal damages, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act requiring thirty-six jurors to be drawn for circuit courts 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. Smith, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to revive the powers of the Hedding Society of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, in the town of Van Etten, Chemung 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 Assembly bill, entitled "An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the City of Oswego, and in the several towns in the county of Oswego, and in Duanesburgh and Rotterdam, in the county 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. Laflin, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the collection of the unpaid school taxes of the years 1856, 1857 and 1858, in the village of Sing Sing," 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. Paterson gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to auditing accounts by boards of supervisors."

Mr. Williams gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled "An act to amend the several acts relative to joint stock associations."

Mr. J. A. Willard gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the construction of a certain road from the town of Osceola, in the county of Lewis, to the town of Martinsburgh, in said county."

Mr. Doherty gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the construction of a railroad in certain streets and avenues in the City of New York."

Mr. Ames gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for the payment for work done on certain parts of the Erie canal enlargement.

Mr. Diven gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to cancel and discharge certain mortgages on property of the Auburn and Syracuse Railroad Company, created by chapter 293, of the Laws of 1838, entitled 'An act to aid in the construction of the Auburn and Syracuse Railroad, passed April 18, 1838."

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Pratt asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled "An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relative to the village of Athens, passed April 16, 1857," 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. Noxon asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to plankroads and turnpike companies," 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. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the several acts relative to Joint Stock Associations, which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Oswego City Savings Bank, in the City of Oswego,” 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 return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the same, with amendments.

Mr. Pratt, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed, the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to incorporate the Philomathian Society for mutual improvement, in the village of Sherburne, in the county of Chenango."

The bill entitled "An act for the relief of James A. Story, Caleb M. Pierce and Charles Amsden," 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 aftirmative, a majority of all the members eleeted 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.

The bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Philomathian Society for mutual improvement, in the village of Sherburne, in the county of Chenango," 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 President presented the reply of the Auditor of the Canal Department, to resolution of Senate, whether any drafts have been drawn by Canal Commissioners since opening of present session of Legislature, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. .) The President presented the reply of the State Engineer and Surveyor, and Auditor of the Canal Department, as to amount of money expended for the Oswego canal, which was laid on the table and ordered printed. (See Doc. No. 61.)

On motion of Mr. Pratt, Resolved, That the bili entitled "An act to amend an act passed April 15th, 1857, entitled 'An act to provide for the appointment of commissioners for the adjustment and payment of certain claims for the services of the militia of this State, in the war of 1812,9" be recommitted to the committee on militia and public defence, retaining its place on the general orders. [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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Mr. Mandeville offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Rhinebeck, passed April 23, 1834," be referred to the first committee of the whole.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the members present voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Ames offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Assembly bill entitled "An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the City of Oswego, and in the several towns in the county of Oswego, and in Duanesburgh and Rotterdam, in the county of Schenectady,” be referred to the first committee of the whole.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the members present voting in favor thereof.

On motion of Mr. Pratt, Resoluta, That the petition of Noone and Fitzgerald, for relief, be taken from the files, and referred to the committee on claims.

On motion of Mr. Mather, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended in order to enable him to offer the following resolution :

Resolved, That Senate bill, 124,"relative to the public health of the City of New York," be recommitted to the select committee which reported the same, with power to report complete.

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

On motion of Mr. J. A. Willard, Resolved, That the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, be discharged from the further consideration of the several petitions relative to amending the excise law and for the suppression of intemperance, &c., and that they be referred to the select committee having that subject in charge.

Mr. John D. Willard moved that he be excused from further service on the select committee, on the bill to amend the act to suppress intemperance, and to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors.

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

Mr. Prosser offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Assembly bill entitled "An act in relation to a bridge across Buffalo creek, in the county of Erie," be referred to the first committee of the whole.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the members present voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Boardman offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the bill entitled "An act to incorporate Brigham Hall, a hospital for the reception and care of the insane," be referred to the first committee of the whole.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the members present voting in favor thereof.

The hour of 12 o'clock, having arrived, the President announced the special order, being the consideration of the following resolutions :

Resolved (If the Assembly concur), That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to vote to place in the hands of the President of the United States, thirty millions of dollars to open negotiations for the purchase of Cuba.

Resolved (If the Assembly concur), That a copy of the foregoing resolution be transmitted to our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

The President stated that the pending question was on the following amendment, as offered by Mr. Diven:

Strike out all after the words “ If the Assembly concur," and insert: “ That the people of the State fully appreciate the importance of extending to the people of the Island of Cuba, the benefits and blessings of all the institutions of freedom under which this State has prospered so abundantly, and they will welcome the incorporation of that Island into the Republic whenever that event can be accomplished by honorable treaty and those peaceable measures which become this powerful nation, and whenever there is the assurance that that Island will be governed by a constitution that shall secure the existence there of liberal institutions and rewarded labor."

Mr. Brandreth moved to amend the amendment by adding after the word “labor," the following: “And since Providence has always heretofore blessed our efforts for the acquisition of territory, when they were sustained by a fund, vide Louisiana, Florida and California, we therefore recommend that our Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to vote to place in the hands of the President of the United States, thirty millions of dollars to open negotiations for the acquisition of Cuba, or such other sum as the wisdom of Congress may direct.

Resolved (If the Assembly concur), That a copy of the foregoing resolution be transmitted to our Senators and Representatives in Congress."

Mr. Smith.moved to postpone their consideration until this evening, at half-past seven o'clock, and that they be made the special order at that hour.

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

Debate was had thereon, when Mr. Mandeville moved that the further consideration of this subject be made the special order for Monday evening at half-past seven o'clock.

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

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