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The bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the Sun Mutual Insurance company of New York," 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 negative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate not voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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Mr. Paterson moved to reconsider the vote just taken, and that that motion lay on the table.

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

On motion of Mr. Noxon, the Senate adjourned until 4 o'clock.

FOUR O'CLOCK.

The Senate again met. Mr. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to change the names of James Bryant, Agnes Bryant and Carl Bryant, 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. Halsted offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That on and after Wednesday next, the Senate will meet at 10 o'clock A. M.

Mr. Noxon moved that said resolution lay on the table.

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

On motion of Mr. Pratt, and by unanimous consent,

Resolved, that the bill No. 191, to amend the charter of the Kingston Bank, be referred back to the committee on banks, with power to report complete.

Mr. Halsted moved to take from the table the following resolu

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Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the two houses of the Legislature proceed in the manner provided by law, on Tuesday the 29th day of March, instant, at 12 o'clock, at noon, to the election of two Regents of the University; one in place of John McLean, deceased, and one in place of William C. Bryant, declined

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

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Mather moved that the bill entitled "An act to change the names of James Bryant, Agnes Bryant and Carl Bryant, of the city and county of New York," be recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, with power to report complete.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Ames offered the following:

Resolved, That the bill entitled "An act to reappropriate certain moneys for the enlargement and completion of the canals,” 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 affirrnative, two-thirds of all the members present voting in favor thereof.

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

"An act for ascertaining by proper proofs the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage, and to prevent fraudulent voting."

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

Mr. Noxon moved that said bill be made the special order for tomorrow, at 4 o'clock.

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

Mr. Mather moved that when the Senate adjourns it adjourn until to morrow, at 10 o'clock.

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

On motion of Mr. Mather, the Senate adjourned until to-morrow, at 11 o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1859.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by the Rey. Mr. Burdick.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Paterson presented a petition of citizens of Rochester, in favor of keeping open the old line of canals across the Cayuga marshes, which was read and referred to the committee on canals. [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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Mr. Lamont presented a petition of Lyman A. Spalding and 43 other citizens of Lockport, Niagara county, on same subject, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Pratt presented a petition of F. L. Westerbrook and other citizens of Ulster county, for aid to the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Mather presented a remonstrance of merchants of New York, against increase of rates of wharfage, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Williams, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to revive and extend an act to provide for the laying out and constructing a road from Parishville to Long Lake, passed March 23, 1853, and the several acts amendatory thereof," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to change the names of James Bryant, Agnes Bryant and Carl Bryant, of the city and county 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.

Mr. John D. Willard, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to escheated lands, and providing for the descent of lands to aliens," reports that the committee have had the same under consideration, and have substituted in lieu thereof a bill entitled "An act in relation to escheated lands,” and report the same to the Senate, and as amended, recommend its passage; which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relative to the village of Potsdam," reported the same to the Senate, and recommend its passage.

On motion of Mr. W. A. Wheeler, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill referred back to the committee, with power to report complete.

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

“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.”

"An act to incorporate the village of Clifton Springs."

"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.

The President presented the reply of Charles H. Sherrill, Canal Commissioner, to resolution of Senate relative to cost, &c., of raising

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canal bridges, which was read, referred to the committee on canals, and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 94.) The President appointed Mr. Lamont as a member of the committees on roads and bridges, poor laws and the erection and division of towns and counties, in place of Mr. Mandeville, whose seat has been declared vacant.

Mr. Johnson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the alteration of ihe bounds of the 9th and 10th wards of the city and the town of Guilderland, in the county of Albany.

Mr. Foote gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill relating to personal liberty.

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," 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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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

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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 village of Clifton Springs,” 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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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

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

The bill entitled “ An act authorizing Joshua W. Rappleye, of Farmersville, in the county of Seneca, to remove the remains of certain persons buried on his premises to the new cemetery ground in the town of Covert," 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 theieof, as follows:

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

Mr. Williams moved to recommit the bill entitled “An act referring the claim of Eli Chittenden and others," to the committee of the whole, with instructions to strike out the names of the commissioners named therein, and insert “ the Governor shall appoint three commissioners."

Mr. W. A. Wheeler moved to postpone executive session, and the special order, for fifteen minutes.

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

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

Mr. Johnson moved to recommit said bill to the committee on the judiciary, with power to report complete, and with instructions to strike out the name of Bradford R. Wood," and insert the name of “Geo. Briggs."

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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11 The bill entitled "An act in relation to the locks on the Chemung canal," 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,

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