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{See Document JNo. 210.]

Ordered, That the said report be referred to the committee on

trade and manufactures.
The annual report of the Commercial Bank in the city of Al-

bany, was received and read.

{See Document JNo. 199.]

Ordered, That the said report be laid upon the table. Ordered, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the consideration of the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled “An act relating to the place of imprisonment of Elijah Welch, a convict now in the Auburn State prison;” and that the same be ordered to a third reading. Thereupon, By the unanimous consent of the House, The said bill was read the third time. Resolved, That the bill do pass. Ordered, That the Clerk deliver the said bill to the Senate, and inform them that this House have passed the same without amend&ment. Mr. Jackson gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill, extending the powers conferred upon the Commissioners of the Land-Office, by article fourth of title fifth of chapter ninth of part first of the Revised Statutes, to lands under water, and between high and low water mark, in and adjacent to and surrounding the counties of Suffolk, Queens and Kings, On motion of Mr. Kent. Resolved, That the petition of Samuel Kelly, Joseph Cole and others, praying for remuneration for expenses incurred by attendance on the Astor trials, which were before the House at its last session, and for which a bill then passed, be referred to the committee on claims, to consider and report thereon. The House then proceeded to the consideration of the recital and resolution heretofore offered by Mr. J. Haskell; the same was again read, in the words following, to wit: Whereas it has been deemed wise and expedient, by the democratic electors of the city and county of New-York, to exact from their representatives a full and open avowal of their principles upon all important political questions involving the safety of their civil institutions; and whereas they have watched with an eye of jealousy to the public good, the welfare of their country, and the prosperity of those institutions, until they saw their liberties slowly but gradually wasting away, and a horde of aristocratic usurers and money changers rising in their stead, and assuming to themselves the right of dictation and ". and whereas by partial acts of past legislation, they have suffered their rights to be taken from them, and given to a favored few, without complaint; but believing that it is now time to take from the servant or agent the false power not conferred upon him, and to place him in a si

tuation where he shall no longer rule with a rod of iron, nor deal out to the political gamblers the heart's blood of their country, her liberties, they have required of him a solemn pledge to oppose all monopolies, and to exert all his emergies in restoring to its natural health and purity the tottering condition of this great State, and also of the Republic; and as it is the right belonging to the constituent to exact an opinion from their servants in whatever may eoncern their interest and welfare, and as this house is the constituent body, and answerable to the people for its appointments and actions: Therefore,

Resolved, (if the Senate coneur,) That a committee of three be appointed by this House, to wait upon the Attorney-General and the Treasurer of State, and request their signatures to the following pledge:

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We, the undersigned, do solemnly pledge ourselves, if elected to fill the offices of Attorney-General and State Treasurer, to oppose all monopolies, coming from what quarter they may, or in whatever form; and that we will throw aside all other feelings for the common good, and exert our energies to place upon its legitimate basis the rights and equality of mankind.

Mr. Speaker put the question whether the House would agree to the said resolution, and it was determined in the negative.

, NAYS 105 ).
AYES :

The ayes and nays being required by ten members,

Those who voted in the negative are

Mr. Adams Mr. Hicks Mr. Powers
Mr. Anthony Mr. Hildreth Mr. Preston
Mr. Baker Mr. Hiller Mr. Rice
Mr. Barnes Mr. Horton Mr. Richmond
Mr. Beecher Mr. Hough Mr. Ringgold
Mr. Benjamin Mr. Ingersoll Mr. Roosevelt
Mr. Bennet Mr. Jackson Mr. Seger
Mr. Blatchly Mr. Jones Mr. Shafer
Mr. A. Brown Mr. Kent Mr. Shepard
Mr. Burhans Mr. King Mr. D. Sibley
Mr. Barnum Mr. Krum Mr. M. H. Sibley
Mr. Cadwell Mr. T. Lewis Mr. Simmons
Mr. Cash Mr. Livingston Mr. Speaker
Mr. A. Clark Mr. Lockwood Mr. Springer
Mr. C. Clark Mr. Loomis Mr. Stevens
Mr. Clinch Mr. Lytle Mr. C. Strong
Mr. Coe Mr. Mallory Mr. E. Strong
Mr. Conklin Mr. M'Cluer Mr. Suffern

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Mr. Crary Mr. M'Neil Mr. Tillinghast
Mr. Crosby Mr. Moore Mr. Tomlinson "
Mr. Crowell Mr. Moseley Mr. Tyrrel
Mr. Cuykendall Mr. Murphy Mr. Van Benthuisen
Mr. Dayan Mr. Niles Mr. Van Bergen
Mr. Denniston Mr. Odell Mr. Wager
Mr. Eldred Mr. Ostrom Mr. Waldron
Mr. Farwell Mr. P. W. Paddock Mr. Warren
Mr. Finch Mr. Palmer Mr. Wetmore
Mr. Fisher Mr. Parker Mr. Wilcoxson
Mr. Griswold Mr. Patterson Mr. Wilkinson
Mr. Groom Mr. Peck Mr. Williams
Mr. Harvey Mr. Pettit Mr. Woodbury
Mr. Healy Mr. Phillips Mr. A. Woodworth
Mr. Hendee Mr. Philo Mr. W. Woodworth
Mr. Herttell Mr. Plumb Mr. Wylie 105

Those who voted in the affirmative are Mr. J. Haskell - - I

Ordered, That Mr. Farwell have leave of absence for twelve

days.
On motion of Mr. Parker,

Resolved, That the petitions for, and remonstrances against, annexing a part of Spafford to the towns of Marcellus and Skaneateles in the county of Onondaga, be recommitted to the committee on the erection and division of towns and counties.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Hough asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill, entitled “An act to amend the charter of the village of Cazenovia;”, which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and committed to a committee of the whole house.

The House then again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill entitled “An act to increase the salaries of the chancellor, justices of the supreme court, and circuit judges;” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Burhans, from the said committee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on

the bill entitled “An act to provide for auditing the accounts of .

certain town officers in the county of Dutchess;” and after some

time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. King, from the said committee, reported progress, and asked for and o tained leave to sit again. Ordered, That the usual number of copies of the said bill be printed for the use of the Legislature. The House then again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill entitled “An act in relation to the superior court of the city of New-York;” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Hough, from the said com

mittee, reported, that the committee had disagreed to the first section and the enacting clause of the said bill; which he was direct: ed to report to the House, and he read the report in his place, and delivered the same in at the table, where it was again read.

Mr. Speaker put the question whether the House would agree with the committee of the whole in their report, and it was determined in the affirmative.

And then the House adjourned till eleven o'clock to-morrow morning.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1885.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Tioga, praying for an extension of the Chenango canal from Binghamton to Owego, was read, and referred to the committee on canals and internal improvements. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Wayne, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a rail-road from Auburn to Rochester, was read, and referred to the committee on rail-roads. The petition of Hiram Pratt, treasurer of the county of Erie, praying for the passage of an act authorising a loan to said county of two thousand five hundred dollars, for the purpose of building a fire-proof clerk's office in said county, and for other purposes, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Plumb, Mr. Moseley and Mr. M'Neil. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Madison, praying for an extension of the west branch feeder of the Chenango canal, was read, and referred to the committee on canals and internal improvements. The remonstrance of William Davison and others of the county of Otsego, against the passage of an act authorising the maintenance of a certain dam in the Susquehannah river, was read, and referred to the committee on the establishment and improvement cf roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike companies. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the city of New-York, [...; for the incorporation of an eye and ear infirmary, to be ocated in said city, was read, and referred to the committee on medical societies and colleges. The petitions of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Rensselaer, Washington, Warren, Saratoga, Schoharie, Chautauque, NewYork, Oswego, Lewis, Madison, Orange and Oneida, praying for the repeal of the law which prohibits botanic practice, were read, and referred to the select committee on that subject, of which Mr. J. Haskell is chairman.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the city of Albany, praying for an alteration of the à. relative to suits in replevin, was read, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. The remonstrance of William Brown of the city of Schenectady, against the passage of an act granting to Mary S. Hall certain real estate, was read, and referred to the committee on the petitions of aliens. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Tioga, praying for the repeal of the poor laws so far as respects said county, was read, and referred to the select committee on so much of the Governor's message as relates to that subject. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Erie, praying for the passage of an act authorising the supervisors of said county to raise money by tax, to improve certain roads in said county, was read, and referred to the committee on the establishment and improvement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike companies. The petition of the First Christian Party of Oneida Indians, raying further compensation for their lands purchased by the State in October, 1829, was read, and referred to the committee on Indian affairs. Two several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Delaware and Steuben, praying the aid of the State in the construction of the New-York and Erie rail-road, were read, and referred to the committee on rail-roads. The petition of the heirs of Peter Otsequette, an Indian, praying for the passage of an act authorising the payment of the principal sum on which an annuity is now paid by the State, was read, and referred to the Comptroller. The petition of Lewis Dana, an Oneida Indian, praying for the passage of an act authorising the Commissioners of the Land-Office to convey to him a certain lot of land therein mentioned, was read, and referred to the committee on Indian affairs. Mr. Patterson, from the committee on the petitions of aliens, to which was referred the petition of Patrick Rooney of the city of Albany, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document Mo. 130.]

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in such bill.

Mr. Patterson, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act for the relief of Patrick Rooney;” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and committed to a committee of the whole house.

Mr. Springer, from the committee on trade and manufactures, to which was referred the resolution instructing the committee to inguire into the expediency of so amending the law regulating sales by public auction in the city of New-York, as to require that the advertisement shall in all cases contain the name of the person by authority of whose commission such sales are intended to be effected, reported a bill, entitled “An act to amend part first, title

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