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also read the secone time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Foote asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the relief of George F. Burn and Peter B. Havens," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Foote asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled 6 An act for the relief of Lewis Clement, which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Sloan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Sloan asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend title 3, chapter 4, part 2 of the Revised Statutes, and chapter 430 of the Laws of 1837," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. 0. B. Wheeler asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act in relation to plank roads and turnpike roads," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. 0. B. Wheeler asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend and change the names of the Lisle and Forestburgh, and the Mount Hope and Lumberland Turnpike company, and merge them into one,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Ely asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the German Savings Bank, in 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 banks.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Williams asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Auburn Waterworks company," 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 bill entitled as follows; 6 An act to amend chapter 5, part 2d of the Revised Statutes."

On motion of Mr. Loveland, Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the lobby, be referred to the committee on public buildings.

On motion of Mr. Foote, Resolved, That the petition and papers relative to the claim of Lewis Clement, be taken from the files and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Diven offered for the consideration of the Senate, the following resolution :

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That a committee of three from each branch of the Legislature be appointed to co-operate with three commissioners, to be appointed by the Governor, to confer with the authorities of the State of New Jersey, for a site for the Quarantine, and in case of failure to secure a cession from New Jersey, that they report to the Legislature a plan or plans for the establishment of a permanent location for such Quarantine; and that the Governor be requested to invite the co-operation of the General Government to act with the committee and commission in such establishment.

Ordered, That said resolutions be laid on the table.
Mr. Prosser offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That 400 extra copies of the annual report of the Commissioners of the Canal Fund, and of the Auditor, be printed for the use of the Canal Department.

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

Mr. O. B. Wheeler offered for the consideration of the Senate the following preamble and resolutions :

Whereas, We have learned with emotions of the most profound regret, that a Jewish child, about six years of age, son of Monala Mortara Levy, residing in the Papal dominions, was on the night of the 22d of June last, abducted by authority of the Holy Inquisition” at Rome.

And whereas, The said child is still forcibly detained from his afflicted parents, and confined in close custody by the authorities at Rome, upon a frivolous and most unwarrantable pretence; now therefore,

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That His Excellency the President of the United States be, and he is hereby respectfully and earnestly requested by this Legislature, in the name of the People of the State of New York, to exert all honorable means legitimately within his power, as the great head of the American nation, for the release of the imprisoned child.

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be, and they are hereby respectfully and earnestly requested to use all their influence in effecting the passage of a joint measure through that body, calling, in the name of the American people, upon His Excellency the President of the United States, for a similar interference in behalf of the bereaved parents and their stolen child.

Resolved further, (if the Assembly concur,) That a copy of this preamble and resolution be transmitted by the Clerk of the Senate to His Excellency the President of the United States, and to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

Ordered, That said preamble and resolutions be laid on the table.

Mr. Prosser offered for the consideration of the Senate, the following resolutions :

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur herein,) That the Legislature of New York fully approve the memorial presented to the Congress of the United States, by the Canal Board and Canal Commissioners, requesting payment of the moneys advanced from the Canal Revenues of the State for the construction of the breakwater in the harbor of Buffalo, and petitioning the General Government to enlarge, improve and protect all the harbors on the chain of lakes, serving as ports of shipment for property destined for the canals of this State.

Resolved, that the Governor be respectfully requested to transmit copies of said memorial, and the preceding resolution, to the Senators and Representatives in Congress from this State, with the request of the Legislature that they will advocate the passage of the laws necessary to secure the objects sought by said memorial; and also to transmit copies thereof, and of the resolutions, to the Governors of the States adjacent to the lakes, or interested in their common navigation.

Ordered, That said resolutions be laid on the table.

Mr. John D. Willard offered for the consideration of the Senate, the following resolution :

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That a joint committee be appointed, consisting of three Senators and five members of Assembly, to prepare and report joint rules of the Senate and Assembly.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.

The President appointed as the select committee on so much of the Governor's message as relates to assessments and equalization, Messrs. John D. Willard, Diven and Darling.

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

"An act to provide for certain expenses of Government."

After some time spent thereon, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Smith, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the same, without amendment.

Mr. Pratt moved to lay the report of the committee of the whole on the table.

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

The hour of twelve o'clock having arrived, the Senate went into executive session, and after some time spent therein, the doors were opened and legislative business resumed.

On motion of Mr. Diven, Resolved, That the Comptroller be requested to report to the Senate, at his earliest possible convenience, how much, if any,

of the moneys appropriated by section 1, chapter 333 of the Laws of 1858 “for stationery, postage, expenses of committees, pay, of wit

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nesses and other contingent expenses of the Legislature," amounting to twenty-four thousand dollars, remains unexpended.

On motion of Mr. Halsted, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1859.

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The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. Baldwin.
The journal of yesterday, was read and approved.

Mr. Foote presented a petition of members of the bar of Chenango county, asking for the passage of an act for the payment of the traveling and other expenses of certain judges, which was read and referred to the committee on finance.

Also a petition of the faculty of Madison University and others, asking for an appropriation, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Spinola presented a petition of Jacob J. Bergen and others, in relation to the fisheries in the town of New Utrecht, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. J. A. Willard presented a petition of Dean S. Howard of Lewis county, for an act to incorporate the Corpus Christi Ship Channel company, which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Smith, from the committee on agriculture, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to enable agricultural and horticultural societies to extend more perfect protection to their property," 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. Diven, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to prevent and punish prize fighting," 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 bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Mercantile Library Association of the city of Brooklyn," 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. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the petition of citizens of Middletown, for an act to authorize the construction of gas works in said village, reported a bill entitled “An act authorizing the trustees of the village of Middletown, in the county of Orange and State of New York, to permit the construction of gas work in said village," 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 literature, to which was referred the petition of citizens of Corning, for an act to encourage and promote education in the village of Corning, reported as follows: Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners be denied; which report was agreed to.

Mr. Spinola, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to enable the supervisors of Lowville, the president of the board of trustees of Lowville Academy, and the town clerk of the town of Lowville, to take and hold title to certain premises in Lowville upon trust,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, That a joint select committee of five be appointed to revise the joint rules of the Senate and Assembly.

Messrs. Tuthill, Godard, Bliss, Carpenter and Smith, were appointed such committee.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid on the table.

Mr. Halsted gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill for the payment of certain money to the Ingham University.

Mr. Mather gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate Juvenile Reformatory Asylums.

Mr. 0. B. Wheeler gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill for the relief of Elizabeth Farrelly.

Mr. Sloan gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Brooklyn City Hospital, passed May 8, 1845."

Mr. Schell gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill to increase the powers of notaries public.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Pratt ashed and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorise the reduction of the capital stock of the Kingston Bank of Kingston, Ulster co.," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Mather asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to escheated lands and providing for the descent of lands to aliens," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Scott asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to extend the term of service of supervisors," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Boardman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to facilitate the formation of agricultural and horticultural societies, passed April 13, 1855,” which was read the

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