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first, chapter seventeenth of the Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of the regulation of trade in certain cases;'” 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. Denniston, from the committee on the incorporation and alteration of the charters of banking and insurance companies, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants residing upon Long Island, praying for a renewal of the charter of the Long Island Farmers' Fire Insurance Company, reported a bill, entitled "An act to revive an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Long Island Farmers' fire insurance company,' passed April 29th, 1833, and to extend the time for organizing the same;" 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. Jackson, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the village of Clyde in the county of Wayne, praying for the incorporation of said village, reported a bill, entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Clyde in the county of Wayne;" 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. Hicks, from the committee on the establishment and improvement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike companies, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Warren, and others, for an appropriation to build a bridge across the Hudson river, near its junction with the Schroon river, between the towns of Athol and Warrensburgh, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document No. 126.]

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

Mr. Hicks, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled "An act authorising the building of a bridge over the middle branch of thc Hudson river, between the towns of Athol and Warrensburgh;" 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. Crain, from the committee on canals and internal improvements, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the towns of Brighton and Pittsford in the county of Monroe, praying for authority to use the waters of the canal at the locks in said town, for hydraulic purposes, reported, that in the opinion of the committee, the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted.

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

Mr. Wilkinson, from the committee on the incorporation and alteration of the charters of banking and insurance companies, to which was referred the petition of the president, directors and company of the North River Insurance Company in the city of

New-York, praying for an extension of the charter of said com, pany, reported a bill, entitled "An act to extend for a limited period the charter of the North river insurance company of the city of New-York;" 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. M. H. Sibley, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Lucas Elmendorf, for a law authorising the Comptroller to execute deeds to him of two lots of land sold for taxes, reported; and asked leave to introduce two several bills.

[See Document No. 124.)

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

Mr. M. H. Sibley, according to leave, brought in a bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Lucas Elmendorf,” and also a bill entitled “An act to amend article third of title third of chapter thirteenth of the first part of the Revised Statutes, entitled 'Of sales for unpaid taxes, and the conveyance and redemption of lands sold;' ” which were severally read the first time, and by unanimous consent were also read a second time, and committed to a committee of the whole house.

Mr. M. H. Sibley, from the committee on claiins, to which was referred the petition of Gilbert D. Dillon, for relief, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

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

Mr. M. H. Sibley, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Gilbert D. Dillon;" 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. D. Sibley, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of the inhabitants of the town of Gates, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

· [ See Document No. 123.)

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

Mr. D. Sibley, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled "An act fixing the time for holding the annual town meeting in the town of Gates in the county of Monroe;" 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.

A communication froin Greene C. Bronson was received and read, in the words following, to wit:

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Albany, February 5, 1835. TO THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY.

SIR, Please communicate to the Assembly, my acceptance of the appointment by the Legislature to the office of Attorney-General, and my respectful acknowledgments for this renewed expression of the public confidence.

I am, with much respect,
Your obedient servant,

GREENE C. BRONSON,

The annual report of Epaphras Warren, an inspector of beef and pork in the county of Tompkins, was received and read.

[See Document No. 269.)

Ordered, That the said report be referred to the committee on trade and manufactures.

The annual report of J. D. Stevenson, an inspector of tobacco in the city of New-York, was received and read.

[See Document No. 168.)

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Ordered, That the said report be referred to the committee on trade and manufactures.

The Senate sent for concurrence, a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Ithaca Mechanics' society;" and a bill entitled "An act authorising John Cockett and John Cockett junior, to maintain the dam erected by Samuel Crafts across the Susquehannah river.”

The said bills were severally read the first time, and by unanimous consent were also read a second time, and the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Ithaca Mechanics’ society," was referred to the committee on trade and manufactures; and the bill entitled “An act authorising John Cockett and John Cockett junior, to mointain the dam erected by Samuel Crafts across the Susquehannah river,” was referred to the committee on the establishment and improvement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike companies, severally to consider and report thereon.

The House then proceeded to the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by Mr. Clinch; the same was again read, in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, That the Attorney-General be requested to report to this House, whether, in his opinion, the Legislature have power to prevent the issue of bills or notes of the smaller denominations, by banks, the charters of which the Legislature have not reserved the right of altering, modifying or amending.

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

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Jackson asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill, entitled "An act relative to grants of land under water in the counties of Suffolk, Queens and Kings;"

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. Livingston asked for, and by the unanimous consent of the House, obtained leave to bring in two sections, to be annexed to the bih relative to the Second Dutch Church in the city of Albany; which were read the first time, and by unanimous consent were also read a second time, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill to which they relate.

Ordered, That the usual number of copies of the said sections be printed for the use of the Legislature.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill entitled “An act relative to the Mountain turnpike road in the county of Schoharie;" and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. D. Sibley, from the said committee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again.

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 again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill entitled "An act directing the appointment of four inspectors of flour and meal for the city and county of NewYork, and regulating the inspection thereof;” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Moore, from the said committee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again.

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

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1835.

The House met pursuant to adjournment. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Eaton in the county of Madison, praying that the construction of the reservoirs for the Chenıung canal in said town may be abandoned, and for other purposes, was read, and referred to the committee on canals and internal improvements.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Chenango, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a turnpike road from Oxford in said county, to the village of Cortland in the county of Cortland, 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 sundry inhabitants of the counties of Ontario and 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 sundry inhabitants of the county of Saratoga, praying for an appropriation from the State treasury, to improve a certain road therein mentioned, 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 sundry inhabitants of the counties of Cayuga and Tompkins, praying for the incorporation of a company to con struct a rail-road from Auburn to Ithaca, was read, and referred to the committee on rail-roads.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the high school district is the county of Monroe, praying for the repeal of the law in relation to said district, was read, and referred to the committee on colleges, academies and common schools.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Manlias in the coarty of Onondaga, praying for a division of said town, was read, and referred to the committee on the erection and division of towns and counties.

The remonstrance of sundry inhabitants of the town of Grove in the county of Allegany, against a division of said town, was read, and referred to the committee on the erection and division of towns and counties.

The memorial of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, praying for the passage of an act relative to the school connected with the alms-house of said city, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of the members attending this House from the eity of New York.

The memorial of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New-York, praying for the passage of an act authorising a per centage to be added to unpaid taxes in said city, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of the members attending this House from the city of New-York.

The memorial of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New-York, praying for the passage of an act authorising the appointment of an additional special justice for preserving the peace in said city, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of the members attending this House from the city of New-York.

The memorial of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, praying for the passage of an act authorising the widening of Avenue C. from Third-street to Fifteenth-street in said city, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of the members attending this House from the rity of New-York.

The memorial of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New-York, praying for the passage of an act to vest certain lands, tenements and hereditaments in the said mayor, alder

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