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which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend title 21, chapter 20, part 1st of the Revised Statutes, relative to insurance on property by individuals unauthorized by law," 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 engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed, the bill entitled as follows:

“An act to enable agricultural and horticultural societies to extend a more perfect protection to their property and the property of exhibitors at fairs, and to allow the board of nanagers to appoint a police for that purpose."

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

Resolved, That a respectful message be forwarded to the Senate, requesting them to transmit to this House, the papers on file relating to cession by the people of the State of New York, of escheated lands to Margaret Zopf and Joseph Veekl.

Ordered, That the Clerk transmit said papers.

Mr. W. A. Wheeler gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to change the name of Mary Jane Stork to Mary Jane Rea.”

Mr. W. A. Wheeler gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the act for the improvement of Salmon river and its tributaries, so as to vest the control of piers and booms in the commissioners for making such improvement."

Mr. Darling gave noticr that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to perpetuate the evidence of the deaths of Nicholas Van Straphorst and others,' passed May 13, 1846.”

Mr. Schell gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the act relative to the Manhattan Savings Bank of the city of New York.

Mr. Ely gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to change the name of John Peter Bayer to John Peter Chattillon."

Mr. Sloan gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act in relation to the New York and Harlem Railroad Company."

Mr. Diven gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill, entitled “An act to amend the 8th title of chapter 8, of part 3 of the Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of proceedings for the collection of demands against ships and vessels, as amended March 29, 1855.""

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Diven asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to repeal an act entitled An act to incorporate the People's Loan and Relief Company of the city of New York, passed April 17, 1858," 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. Schell offered the following resolutions, viz:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to vote, to place in the hands of the President of the United States, thirty millions of dollars to open negotiation for the purchase of Cuba.

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a copy of the foregoing resolution be remitted to our Senators and Representatives in Congress.

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

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 in relation to courts of special sessions, courts of sessions, and police courts.”

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 offered the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That Hon. Wm. A. Wheeler be and is hereby appointed President pro tem of this Senate.

Mr. John D. Willard moved to amend, by striking out the name of “Hon. Wm. A. Wheeler," and inserting the name of “Hon. Samuel Sloan."

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

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

On motion of Mr. Hubbell, Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to inform the Hon. the Assembly that the Senate have elected the Hon. Wm. A. Wheeler, President pro tem. Ordered, That Messrs. Hubbell and Schell be said committee.

On motion of Mr. Boardman, Resolved, That a committee of two Senators be appointed by the Chair to wait upon the Governor and inform him of the election of the Hon. W. A. Wheeler, as President pro tem of the Senate.

Ordered, That Messrs. Boardman and John D. Willard be said committee.

Messrs. Paterson and Sloan were appointed a committee to wait upon Hon. W. A. Wheeler, President pro tem. elect, to the Chair.

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Mr. Wheeler, on taking the Chair, briefly returned his thanks for the honor conferred on him.

Mr. Hubbell, from the committee appointed to wait upon the Assembly and inform them of the election of Hon. W. A. Wheeler, as President pro tem., reported that the committee had discharged the duty assigned them.

Mr. Boardman, from the committee appointed to wait upon his Excellency, the Governor, and inform him of the election of Hon. W. A. Wheeler, as President pro tem., reported that the committee had performed the duty assigned them.

On motion of Mr. Ely, Resolved, That the thanks of the Senate be tendered to the Hon. John B. Halsted, for the dignified and impartial manner in which he has discharged the duties of President pro tem. of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Sloan, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1859.

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

Mr. Hubbell presented the petition of Horatio Seymour, H. Denio, Roscoe Conkling, Ward Hunt and others, for aid to Madison University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Williams presented a petition of the veterans of the war of 1812, for amendment to the law passed April 15, 1857, which was read and referred to the committee on militia and public defence.

Mr. John D. Willard presented a petition for relief of the Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. John D. Willard presented a petition of trustees of the Troy Orphan Asylum, for an amentment of the charter of that institution, which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. Brandreth presented a petition of citizens of Putnam co., for the passage of a law for a uniform and comprehensive fee bill for ustices of the peace and constables, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Halsted presented the remonstrance of Wm. R. Hazzard against repealing law allowing parties to be witnesses, which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Paterson presented the petition of Oliver Culver, of Brighton, Monroe co., for canal damages, which was read and referred to the committee on claims.

Mr. Ely presented a memorial of R. M. Blatchford and others, for relief, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Truman, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act in relation to the Troy Orphan Asylum," 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, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to the theatres in the city of 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. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the Assebly bill entitled "An act to legalize the acts of the assessors of the village of Wolcott, in making and completing the assessment roll of said village,” 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, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the petition of citizens of Sherburne, for an act to consolidate and amend the several acts in relation to said village, reported a bill entitled "An act to consolidate and amend the several acts relating to the village of Sherburne, and to enlarge the powers of the corporation of 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. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Auburn Waterworks Company," reported the same for the consideration of the Senate, 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 bill entitled “An act to revise the charter of the village of Binghamton," reported the same for the consideration of the Senate.

Mr. Paterson moved that the bill be recommitted back to the committee.

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

Said bill was then committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Prosser, from the committee on canals, to whom was referred the concurrent resolutions approving of the memorial of the Canal Board and Canal Commissioners, to Congress, relative to improvement of lakes and harbors, reported in favor of the adoption of 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 the 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 these resolutions, to the Governors of the States adjacent to the lakes, or interested in their commerce and navigation.

By unanimous consent, the question on agreeing to the report was laid on the table.

The President presented the reply of the Comptroller, relative to amount paid Inspector-General. Ordered, That said reply be laid on the table and printed.

(See Doc. No. 11.) The President presented a communication from the State Military Association, respectfully inviting the members and officers of the Senate to attend a meeting of the Association to be held at the Assembly chamber on Wednesday, 19th inst., at 7 o'clock.

On motion of Mr. Darling, The invitation was accepted.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, requesting the concurrence of the Senate to the following entitled bills:

"An act to change the name of Clarissa Saddler to Clarissa Woodford," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to change the name of Margaret Skivington to Minnie Alida Ostrander," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act in relation to the Oneida county poor house," which 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 and counties.

"An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act for the removal of the Quarantine station,'” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

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

Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Honorable the Senate, requesting that body to transmit to the Assembly, all papers on file in relation to the bill which was before the Legislature at its last session, to revise and consolidate the acts in relation to the village of Hoosick Falls; and that when received from the Senate,

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