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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Pratt offered the following:

Resolved, that the hill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relative to the village of Athens,' passed the 16th day of April, 1857," be recommitted to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Boardman offered the following:

Resolved, That the bill entitled "An act authorizing Joshua W. Rappleye, of Farmersville, in the county of Seneca, to remove the remove the remains of certain persons buried on his premises, to the new cemetery ground, in the town of Covert," be recommitted to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. J. A. Willard presented a petition of citizens of Watertown, Jefferson county, for an act to establish an asylum in the village of Watertown, for orphan and destitute childred, which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Ely offered the following:

Resolved, That the bill entitled "An act in relation to the public health of the city of New York,” be made the special order for Wednesday next, at 12 o'clock.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Foote offered the following:

Resolved, That the bill No. 181, for changing the name of the First Sabbatarian Baptist Society of Brookfield, be referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies, 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.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, returning the following entitled bill:

"An act to authorize the common council of the city of Brooklyn to raise money to pay existing liabilities against the said city, for expenses of local improvements in the late city and village of Williamsburgh, and to provide for the payment of a deficiency in the revenue of the city of Brooklyn."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.
Mr. Noxon moved to take from the table the following resolution.

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

Resolved That a select committee of eight, one from each judicial district, be appointed by the President, to whom shall be referred the general orders, with instructions to select therefrom such bills as are in their judgment proper to be referred to the standing committee who reported them, with power to report complete; but the committee shall have no authority to report any bill making an appropriation of money from the treasury, nor shall they have power to take any bill from the general orders, without the assent of six members of said committee; said bills shall be so submitted to the Senate, and the said bill shall be so referred if ordered by a majority of all the members of the Senate. No standing committee to whom any bill shall be referred back to report complete, by virtue of this resolution, shall be authorized to incorporate any amendment embracing a subject wholy distinct from the subject of the bill as reported back to them; and all amendments made by such com mittee shall be read by the Clerk before the question is taken on concurring with their report, and ordering the bill to a third reading.

Mr. Diven moved to amend, by striking out all after the word “Resolved," and inserting as follows:

" That next after the reading of the journal, Monday morning, the Clerk shall read over the calendar of general orders, and as the title of bills are read, any member of the Senate may give notice that he intends to debate the passage of any bill, the title of which is so read. All bills that shall not be so opposed, shall be placed on a special calendar and shall be made a special order, for a day to be from time to time fixed by the Senate."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said amendment, 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.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Spinola offered the following:

Resolved, That the bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Sun Mutual Insurance company,” be recommitted to the committee on insurance companies, with power to report complete.

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

On motion of Mr. J. A. Willard, the Senate adjourned.

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MONDAY, MARCH 21, 1859.

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

Hon. George D. Lamont, Senator elect from the 29th district, in place of Hon. H. J. Stow, deceased, appeared, was sworn, and took his seat as Senator.

The calendar of general orders was then called, pursuant to resolution of Saturday.

After the calendar had been gone through, Mr. Diven moved that those bills of which no notice had been given of an intention to debate, be made the special order for Thursday next, immediately after reading the journal.

Mr. Laflin moved to amend, by striking out the words “reading the journal” and inserting the words “reports of standing commit

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tees."

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

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

Mr. Noxon presented a petition of the president and directors of the Messina Plankroad company, for a law authorizing them to abandon part of their road, which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Ames presented a petition of the Citizens' Association of New York, praying that the enforcement of the corporation ordinances in relation to streets, be vested in the police of said city, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Also a petition of the Citizens' Association of the city of New York, praying that the Commissioners of Jurors be required to report to the Comptroller quarterly, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also a petition of citizens of New York, praying the Legislature to carefully consider the tax bill of said city, which was read and referred to the committee on expiring laws.

Also a petition of same association, for an office to be called the Solicitor of the Treasury, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also a petition of same association, relative to frauds practiced by the city officials of New York and Brooklyn, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. John D. Willard presented a petition in behalf of the United States, for an act ceding the jurisdiction over land in West Troy, for enlarging Arsenal grounds, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. W. A. Wheeler presented a petition of inhabitants of the village of Malone, for the repeal of a law consolidating certain school districts, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Pratt presented a petition of citizens of Kingston, Ulster co., for an increase of the prices for publishing legal notices, which was read and referred to the committee on public printing.

Mr. Halsted presented a remonstrance of citizens of the village of Le Roy, against the passage of a bill for the Union Savings Bank, which was read and referred to the committee on banks.

Also a petition of citizens of Sing Sing, in reference to the charter of said village, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

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Mr. Laflin, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the petition of citizens of New York for an act of incorporation of the New York Astronomical Observatory, reported a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the New York Astronomical Observatory," 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. Laflin from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the South Pacific American Mail Steamship 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. Laflin, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act for the appointment of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, as one of the trustees of the State Asylum for Idiots," 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. Laflin, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act relating to historical collections and publications," 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.

Mr. Truman, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill, entitled "An act to change the name of the First Sabbatarian Baptist church and society of Brookfield, to that of the First Seventh-day Baptist church of Brookfield,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading

Mr. Truman, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the 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,'” 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. Loveland, from the committee on public printing, to whom was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the minority report of the committee on the suppression of intemperance and crime, reported in favor of the following resolution:

Resolved, That 1,000 copies of the report of the minority of the committee on the bill for the suppression of intemperance and crime, be printed; 800 for the use of the Senate, and 200 for the use of the committee.

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

Mr. Pratt, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of inhabitants of Havana, Schuyler county, for an act for the relief of Samuel P. Cunningham, reported as follows:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners be denied.

Mr. Diven moved to lay the report on the table.

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

Mr. Paterson, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act for the relief of Stephen H. Keeler," 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, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act for the relief of the personal representative of Chapman Church,” reported the same for the consideration of the Senate.

Mr. Pratt moved to lay the report on the table.

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

Said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Paterson, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Vincent G. Barney, for the appraisal of canal damages, reported adverse to the prayer of the petitioner, which report was agreed to.

Mr. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the petition of Anna E. Stannard for relief, reported a bill entitled “An act for the relief of Mrs. Anna E. Stannard," 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. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the 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, 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. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to increase the number of justices of the peace in the city of Oswego, and to regulate their election,” 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. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of commissioners of deeds in the town of Chateaugay, Franklin 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. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to legalize the acts of George Talbot as justice of the peace," 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. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act in relation to the spe

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