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TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 1859.

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

Mr. Smith presented four remonstrances from the tax payers of Richmond county, against the passage of the bill appointing a commissioner of records for said county, which were read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Scott presented a remonstrance of Walter Phelps, Jr., and others, against the passage of the act to repeal the law for the expenditure of the highway tax in parts of Warren, Hamilton and Essex counties, which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Schell presented a remonstrance of several inhabitants of the town of Ridgeway, in the county of Orleans, against the bill for enlarging the boundaries of the village of Medina, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Prosser presented a remonstrance of 128 citizens of Erie co., against closing canal locks on the Sabbath, 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 authorize lateral plank, turnpike or flag-stone roads in Ulster 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. Williams, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Sodus Bay Bridge company, passed April 19, 1819," 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. Williams, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to determine the location and width of a highway in the towns of Camillus and Geddes, in the county of Onondaga," 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. Williams, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled "An act in relation to the Warwick and Minisink Turnpike company,' passed July 3, 1851," 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. Williams, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act in to authorize the Whiteport Plankroad company to change the route of such road at

certain points, and also to lay an iron track for certain uses, along their plank way," 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. Williams, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Port Byron and Conquest Turnpike Road and Bridge company, passed May, 1836, and an act amending the same, passed 1851," 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. Darling, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to extend the time for the completion of the road of the Hicksville and Cold Spring Branch Railroad 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. Darling, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to authorize the laying of a railroad track in and through certain streets in the city of Syracuse," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrosssd for a third reading.

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

"An act to incorporate the New York Railroad and Steamboat Accident Insurance company."

Mr. Prosser, from the committee on manufactures, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act authorizing and sanctioning the removal of the New York Knife company, from Matteawan, in the town of Fishkill, Dutchess county, to Walden, in the town of Montgomery, Orange county, New York," 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. Prosser, from a majority of the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to provide for the transfer of certain moneys from the general fund to the canal fund, and to appropriate the same, and also to appropriate certain moneys received for premiums on loans to the funds to which they belong," 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. J. A Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Saratoga Monument Association," 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. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Asseiubiy bill entitled “An act for the preservation of fish in the counties of Fulton, Hamilton and Saratoga," reported in favor of the passage of the

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same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill, entitled "An act to authorize the county of Wayne to record certain deeds, 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. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to define the jail liberties of the county of Monroe," 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 to provide for the payment of the arrears of salary due the superintendent of schools in the village of Ogdensburgh," 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. Laflin, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act in relation to Grosvenor Library, of the city of Buffalo," 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. Laflin, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to incorporate the trustees of Clarkson High School, and to provide for the management and support of such school," with power to report complete, reported the same complete, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Ames, 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,with power to report complete, reported the same complete, with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “. An act to amend the several acts relative to joint stock associations," reported in favor of substituting in lieu thereof, a bill entitled " An act to authorize the American Express company, to dispose of certain real estate," and in favor of the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Noxon, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended and said bill recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, to report complete.

Mr. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to the publication of legal notices in the city and county of New York,” with power to report complete, reported the same complete, with amendments,

which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading

Mr. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend the act entitled ‘An act to authorize the appointment of Commissioners to take the proof and acknowledgment of deeds and other instruments, and to administer oaths in other states and territories, passed April 10, 1850, as amended by chapter 788, of the Laws of 1857," 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. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to release the escheated land of Alexander Lawson, deceased," 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 relieve municipal corporations from giving security on appeal, and to relieve them from payment of costs in certain cases,” reported that the committee had made some amendments thereto, 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. Lamont, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the petition of citizens of Ilion for relief, in the matter of the Ilion and Cedarville Plankroad company," reported a bill entitled "An act in relation to the Ilion and Cedarville Plankroad, in the county of Herkimer," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Laflin, and by unanimous consent, the rule was suspended, and said bill recommitted to the committee on roads and bridges, to report complete.

On motion of Mr. Mather, and by unanimous consent, Resolved, That the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the New Yord Astronomical Observatory," be recommitted to the committee on literature, with power to report complete.

Mr. Laflin, as one of the select committee appointed to investigate the claim of Henry C. Wetmore to a seat as Senator from the 11th Senatorial district, presented a report in writing.

While he was proceeding to read the same in his place,

The hour of 11 o'clock having arrived, the President announced the special order, being the bill in relation to public health in the city of New York.

Mr. Johnson moved to postpone the consideration of the same until the reading of the reports from the select committee were disposed of.

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

Mr. Laiin having conciuded the reading of his report, submitted the following resolution : [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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Resolved, That Henry C. Wetmore, upon taking the oath of office, be admitted to a seat in this Senate.

(See Doc. No. 104.) Mr. Scott, as one of the select committee, in the matter of the claim of Henry C. Wetmore to a seat in the Senate from the 11th Senatorial district, submitted a report in writing, accompanied by the following resolution :

Resolved, That Henry C. Wetmore is not entitled to admission as Senator from the 11th district.

(See Doc. No. 105.) Mr. Lamont, as one of the select committee, in the matter of the claim of Henry C. Wetmore to a seat in the Senate from the 11th Senatorial district, submitted a report in writing. Ordered, That said several reports be laid on the table and printed.

(See Doc. No. 103.) The hour of 12 o'clock having arrived, the President announced the special order, being the concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, to proceed to the nomination of two Regents of the University, in place of John McLean, deceased, and William C. Bryant, declined; and that the first business would be the nomination of a Regent in the place of John McLean, deceased; when each Senator rose in his place and openly nominated as follows:

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The President declared that Robert S. Hale, of Elizabethtown, Essex county, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly nominated on the part of the Senate, for the office of Regent of the University, in place of John McLean, deceased.

The President stated that the business next in order would be the nomination of a Regent in place of Wm. C. Bryant, declined; when each Senator rose in his place and openly nominated as follows:

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The President then declared that George B. Cheever, of the city of New York, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was

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