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Mr. John D. Willard moved to amend the resolution by striking out all after the word “to-morrow," and inserting as follows : “ what progress they have made in their investigations, and when they will probably be prepared to close their labors and make a final report.”

Mr. Truman moved to amend the amendment, by adding after the word “investigations," the words, “including the testimony."

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. John D. Willard, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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Spinola Mr. Laflin moved to amend the resolution, as amended, by striking out the following words: "and the select committee investigating charges made by the Senator from the 9th."

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. Mandeville offered the following:

Resolved, That the 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," 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 negative.

Mr. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with the amendment thereto, directed by the Senate, and as amended, recommend its passage.

Whereupon said bill 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 offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That said bill 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. Loveland, Resolved, that the Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide the means for the enlargement and completion of the canals of this state, specified in section 3, article 7 of the Constitution, for the fiscal year commencing October 1st, 1859, and for other purposes,” be printed, as reported by the committee on canals.

Mr. Smith moved that when the Senate adjourns it adjourn until to-morrow at 11 o'clock.

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

On motion of Mr. Smith, the Senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1859.

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

Mr. Prosser presented the petition of Rev. Anthony Schmidt, for the release of certain escheated lands in the city of Buffalo, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Noxon presented a remonstrance of citizens of Syracuse, against a law closing the locks on the Sabbath, which was laid on the table.

Mr. Laflin presented a petition of 77 citizens of Ilion, for relief in the matter of the Ilion and Cedarville plankroad company, which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Paterson presented a petition of Monroe county, for a pro rata railroad tariff, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Pratt, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Noone & Fitzgerald, for damages for suspension of work upon the Champlain canal, reported a bill entitled “An act for the relief of Noone & Fitzgerald," 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. 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 regulate the collection of taxes in the town of Watervleit, in the county of Albany, and for other purposes,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete; which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Ames moved to take from the table the report of the majority of the committee on commerce and navigation, on the bill entitled "An act to regulate the rates of wharfage in the cities of New York and Brooklyn.”

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

Mr. Laflin moved that said bill be committed to the committee of the whole, and printed, and that the written report accompanying lay on the table until Tuesday.

Mr. Ely moved to amend, that said bill be referred to a select committee, consisting of the Senators from New York and Brooklyn.

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 motion of Mr. Laflin, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Diven, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate Brigham Hall, a hospital for the reception and care of the insane," with power to report complete, reported that the committee had divided said bill in two bills, severally entitled “An act to incorporate Brigham Hall a hospital for the reception and care of insane," and "An act to incorporate the association of contributors for the care and relief of insane poor in Brigham Hall," which bills were read the first and second time, and the report was agreed to, and said bills ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Prosser, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to prevent the unnecessary expenditure of moneys on the Chemung canal,” reported that they had made several amendments thereto, and changed the title so as to read “An act in relation to the locks on the Chemung canal," and as amended recommend its passage; which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Diven, from a majority of the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to expedite the canvass of votes for Senator, in the 29th Senate district of this State, at a special election to be held in said district on Tuesday, the 15th day of March, under proclamation by the Governor," 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. Diven moved that said bill be referred to the first committee of the whole. [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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

Mr. Hubbell, from the committee on insurance companies, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to exempt premium or contingent notes of mutual fire insurance companies from taxation," asked to be discharged from the consideration thereof, and that the same be referred to the committee on the judiciary,

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

Mr. Ely moved that the committee on insurance companies be discharged from the further consideration of said bill, and that it be referred to the committee of the whole.

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

Mr. Laflin, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Raymond Collegiate Institute," reported the same to the Senate for its consideration, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

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

"An act to incorporate the Elmira Water Company."

The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the President announced the special order, being the question on agreeing with the report of the committee on canals, relative to closing the locks on the canals on the Sabbath.

Mr. Smith moved to postpone the consideration of said special order, until this evening at 73 o'clock.

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

Mr. O. B. Wheeler, as one of the committee on public buildings, submitted a written report, as directed by the Senate yesterday, as to what progress said committee had made, which was read, laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. :) Mr. Ames, as one of the same committee, submitted a written report, which was read, laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. .) Mr. Scott, from the select committee, appointed to investigate the charges made by the Senator from the 9th, submitted the testimony taken by said committee, which was read, laid on the table and ordered printed.

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.) Mr. Mandeville moved that the select committee appointed to investigate the charges made by the Senator from the 9th district, be discharged.

On motion of Mr. Spinola, the Senate took a recess until 4 o'clock.

FOUR O'CLOCK.

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

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Mr. Diven offered the following resolotion :

Resolved, That Hiram N. Eaton be taken in charge of the Sergeant-at-Arms, to be brought before the Senate to answer for an attempt to corrupt a committee of the Senate.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.

Mr. Noxon moved that the committee on public buildings be discharged from the further consideration of the subject matter referred to them under resolution of the Senate of January 12, 1859. .

Mr. Scott 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, as follows:

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When the name of Mr. Mandeville was called, that gentleman asked to be excused from voting.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to excuse Mr. Mandeville, and it was decided in the negative..

On motion of Mr. Mather, the Senate took a recess until 71 o'clock.

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