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HALF-PAST SEVEN O'CLOCK, P. M.

The Senate again met. 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 provide for the unpaid city taxes and assessments on real estate in the city of Troy, for the years 1819 to 1855,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to provide for payment of a deficiency in the revenue of the city of Brooklyn," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, with amendment, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Laflin, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of the People's College, incorporated under chapter 193 of the Laws of 1853," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Scott, from the committee on insurance companies, to which was referred the bill entitled 6 An act further to amend the act entitled "An act to incorporate the Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company,' passed March 30, 1836,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Pratt gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the South Pacific American Mail Steamship Company.

Mr. Mather, from the minority of the select committee on the Registry Law, submitted a report in writing, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 84.) Mr. Sloan offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That 2,000 extra copies of the majority and minority reports on the registry bill be printed; one half for the use of the Senate, and one half for the committee.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing.

The President announced the special order, being the consideration of the question of the alleged vacancy in the 11th Senatorial district.

Debate was had thereon, when
On motion of Mr. Mather, the Senate adjourned.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1859.

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

Mr. Hubbell presented a petition of the Ocean Insurance Company of New York, to change its name to Anchor Insurance Company, and for other purposes, which was read and referred to the committee on insurance companies.

Mr. Schell presented a remonstrance of Capt. Geo. Moore and others, shipmasters of New York, against the wharfage bill, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Ely presented two remonstrances of Peter Cooper and other merchants of New York, against the wharfage bill, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Also the report of the 13th Ward Union Club, in relation to the Health Department of the city of New York, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Also a petition of citizens of New York and Brooklyn, for a law to regulate gas companies, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. W. A. Wheeler presented a petition of S. H. Payne, for relief, which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Darling presented a petition of the trustees and other citizens of Olean, for a law to authorise trustees of said village to open certain streets, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Mather presented a petition of merchants and other citizens of New York, for increased capacity of the canals of this State, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Spinola presented a remonstrance of A. P. Pentz and other merchants of New York, against the wharfage bill, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Darling, from a majority of the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to increase the capital stock of the Albany and Susquehanna railroad company, and to regulate the manner and payment of town subscriptions to the stock of said 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. Smith, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the St. Joseph's Asylum, in the city of New York," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Pratt asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the South

Pacific American Mail Steamship company," 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Schell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter and change the name of the Central American Commercial and Industrial company,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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. J. A. Willard asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to establish an asylum in the village of Watertown, in the county of Jefferson, under the following title: "The Home for Orphan and Destitute Children,'” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

By unanimous consent, Mr. J. A. Willard asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the election of justices of the peace, to fill vacancies in the office, in certain cases therein mentioned,” 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. Ely asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to confirm certain acts and proceedings of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of 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.

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

“An act to provide for payment of a deficiency in the revenue of the city of Brooklyn."

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the unpaid city taxes and assessments on real estate in the city of Troy, for the years 1849 to 1855, inclusive, passed April 15, 1857.

"An act further to amend the act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Montgomery County Mutual Insurance company, passed March 30, 1836."

"An act to amend the charter of the People's College, incorporated under chapter 193, of the Laws of 1853."

The bill entitled “ An act to provide for payment of a deficiency in the revenue of the city of Brooklyn,” 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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Diven Ely Foote

Laflin
Loveland
Mandeville

Pratt
Prosser

Sloan
Smith

V.A. Wheeler
John D. Willard

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

The bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide for the unpaid city taxes and assessments on real estate in the city of Troy, for the years 1849 to 1855, inclusive, passed April 15, 1857," 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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Boardman Burhans Ely Foote Halsted

Hubbell
Laflin
Loveland
Mandeville
Mather

Paterson
Pratt
Prosser
Schell

Scott

V. A. IVheeler Sloan

JA. Willard Truman

Jolin D. \Villard O. B. Wheeler Williams

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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 amend the charter of the People's College, incorporated under chapter 193 of the Laws of 1853," 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:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Fonte
llalsted
IIubbell
Johnson
Lafilin

Loveland
Mather
Paterson
Pratt
Prosser

Scott
Sloan
Smith
Truman
O. B. Wheeler

W.A Wheeler
J. 4. Willard
John D. IVillard
Williams

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Ames
B:)ardman
Birhans
Diven
Ely

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

Mr. Loveland offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That 800 extra copies of the annual report of the Canal Appraisers, be printed for the use of the Appraisers.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing

Mr. W. A. Wheeler offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the final vote on the resolution of the Senator from the 27th District, declaring the seat of the Senator from the 11th District vacant, by reason of his appointment to, and acceptance of the office of postmaster at Stuyvesant Falls, be taken on Wednesday evening next, at 9 o'clock, without delay or debate.

Mr. Mather moved to lay the resolution on the table.

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

Mr. Spinola moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words “ without delay or debate.”

Pending the question thereon, The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the President announced the special order, being the consideration of the bill and several reports on the act to repeal the Metropolitan Police Law.

Mr. Ames moved to lay the special order on the table.

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

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Mr. Mather moved to lay the resolution of Mr. W. A. Wheeler 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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Mr. Spinola was proceeding to debate the amendment offered by him, and the resolution of Mr. W. A. Wheeler, when Mr. W. A. Wheler raised the following point of order, viz: That under the 6th rule of the Senate, the resolution offered by him is not debateable.

The President decided the point of order well taken.

From this decision Mr. Spinola appealed, and was proceeding to debate the appeal, when Mr. Laflin raised the following point of order, viz: “That the Senator is not speaking to the subject."

The President decided the point of order well taken.

Mr. Mather moved to lay the appeal of Mr. Spinola from the decision of the President, 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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