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tions to report at the earliest practicable time, the facts and the law in the case.

Pending the question on the above, the President announced the special order, being the consideration of the Assembly bill entitled as follows:

"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.”

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of said bill.

And after some time spent therein, Mr. Darling, from said committee, reported progress on said bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Halsted moved that said bill be made the special order for this afternoon, at 4 o'clock.

Mr. John D. Willard moved to amend, by making said bill the special order for this evening, at 8 o'clock.

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

Mr. Noxon moved to amend, by making said bill the special order at 71 o'clock, this evening.

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. Halsted, and it was decided in the affirmative.

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

FOUR O'CLOCK.

The Senate again met. Mr. Noxon asked, and the President directed that the roll of Senators be called, when the following were found to be present :

Darling Diven Foote

Halsted
Hubbell
Jolinson

Noxon
Paterson
Prosser

Scott
Smith

W.A. Wheeler
John D. Willard

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No quorum being present,
Mr. Noxon moved that the Senate adjourn.

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

The President again directed the Clerk to call the roll, when the following named Senators appeared to be present :

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The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole and proceeded to the consideration of the special order, being the Assembly bill entitled as follows:

"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."

And after some time spent therein, Mr. Darling, from said committee, reported progress on said bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Diven moved that said bill be made the special order for tomorrow morning, immediately after reading the journal.

Mr. Spinola moved to amend, by making said bill the special order for Monday next, immediately after reading of the journal, and every day thereafter until disposed of.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment of Mr. Spinola, and it was decided in the negative.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Mather asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Union Stage company of Tremont," 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. Mather moved that the bill and reports relative to closing the canal locks on Sunday, be made the special order for Wednesday evening, at 7} o'clock.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to confirm the acts of the trustees and officers of the village of Lyons, who were elected on the 8th day of March, 1859,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

On motion of John D. Willard, Resolved, That on and after Tuesday next, the evening sessions of the Senate commence at 7 o'clock.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Boardman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to provide for the care of insane persons, in certain cases," 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. Spinola asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the New York Rail. road and Steamboat Accident Insurance company," whieh was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns end counties.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Loveland asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act for the relief of Gertrude Doe," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

A message was received from His Excellency the Governor, by his Private Secretary, in the words following, to wit:

ALBANY, March 18, 1859. To the Senate: I approved the bills bearing the following titles, at the dates respectively named : March 7, “An act to discontinue part of a public highway in the

town of Goshen, Orange county." 7, "An act to regulate the collection of taxes in the town

of Watervliet, in the county of Albany, and for

other purposes." 7, “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, 1859, under proclamation by

the Governor." 7, "An act to amend section 1 of chapter 216 of the laws of

1850, in relation to the Troy Savings bank.7, "An act to authorize the trustees of the village of New

burgh to open North street, and to assess and collect the damages and expenses for laying out, open

ing and grading said street." 7, "An act to enable agricultural and horticultural socie

ties to extend a more perfect protection to their property, and the property of exhibitors at fairs, and to allow the board of managers to appoint a

police for that purpose.” 7, "An act to prevent and punish prize fighting." 8, “An act to divide the county of Oswego into three School

Commissioner districts, and to provide for the

appointment of a School Commissioner therein." 11, “An act to amend the act entitled "An act in relation to

draining certain lands in the town of Granby, in

the county of Oswego, passed April 6, 1857." 11, "An act to amend an act authorizing the election of a

police justice in the village of Peekskill, and for

other purposes.” 14, “An act to authorize the stockholders of the Buffalo City

Bank to reduce the capital stock of said bank." 14, "An act to change the name of Wm. Johnson and Liz

zie Jane Morrison to Willie John Parker and Lizzie

Jane Parker." 15, “An act to incorporate the Mercantile Library Associa

tion of the city of Brooklyn." 15, “An act to incorporate the village of Moravia, in the

County of Cayuga, and to repeal existing laws incorporating said village.

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15, “An act to incorporate the Board of Domestic Missions

of the Second Reformed Protestant Dutch Church

of Tarrytown, New York." 16, “An act to enable the Shinecock tribe of Indians to ex

change certain rights in land with the trustees of the proprietors of the common and undivided lands

and marshes in the town of Southampton.” 18, “An act in relation to the Troy Orphan Asylum." 18, “An act in relation to the Theatres in the city of New

York." 18, "An act to amend the charter of the village of Herki

mer." 18, "An act to incorporate the Brooklyn Academy of

Music." 18, "An act to consolidate and amend the several acts rela

ting to the village of Sherburne, and to enlarge the powers of the corporation of said village.”

E. D. MORGAN. Mr. Spinola moved that when the Senate adjourns, it be to 10 o'clock to-morrow.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Darling had leave to move a suspension of the rule, in order to enable him to offer the following resolution.

On motion of Mr. Darling, Resolved, That the following entitled bills be recommitted to the committee reporting them, with power to report complete, viz:

“An act to amend the articles of incorporation of the Market Fire Insurance company of the city of New York."

"An act to amend an act incorporating the village of Ellicottville.”

Assembly bill, "An act to revise and consolidate the acts to incorporate the village of Hoosick Falls, and the several acts amending the same."

"An act to incorporate the village of Clifton Springs.” On motion of Mr. Diven, the Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1859.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Parker.
The journal of yesterday was read.

Mr. Mather moved to amend the journal, by having inserted in full the resolution offered by him yesterday, embodying the protest as read by Mr. Scott in his place, on the evening of March 16.

The President ruled the amendment out of order, for the reasons as stated by him yesterday.

From this decision Mr. Mather appealed.

The President put the question "Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the Senate ?" and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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John D. Willard

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7 The journal was then declared approved.

The President presented the following communication, and the same was ordered entered on the Journal:

STATE OF NEW YORK:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE. I do hereby certify to the presiding officer of the Senate, pursuant to the provisions of chapter 33 of the Laws of 1859, that, at a special election held in the 29th Senate district, composed of the counties of Niagara, Orleans and Genesee, on the 15th day of March, instant, George D. Lamont received the greatest number of votes for the office of Senator, as is shown by the aggregate of the certificates of the several boards of county canvassers of the said counties, placed on file this day in this office; and that the said George D. Lamont is duly elected Senator in the said 29th Senate district. Given under my hand and seal of office at the city of Albany, this [L. s.] 19th day of March, in the year of our Lord 1859.

GIDEON J. TUCKER,

Secretary of State Mr. Mather moved that the special order, being the bill to provide the means for the enlargrment and completion of the canals of this State, be postponed until half-past ten.

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

Mr. Spinola, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the New York Railroad and Steamboat Accident Insurance company," 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. Pratt, from the joint library committee, on the part of the Senate, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the better preservation of the public records,” 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.

(See Doc. No. 96.) Mr. Darling, from a majority of the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize the laying

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