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men and commonalty of the said city, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of the members attending this House from the city of New-York.

Mr. Jackson, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the petition of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of Albany, praying for an equalization of the wards in said city, and for leave to close Courtstreet, reported a bill, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend the several acts relating to the city of Albany, and to combine the same into one act,' passed April 2d, 1827,' and for other purposes;" 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 petition of sundry inhabitants of the city of Utica, praying for amendments to the Revised Statutes, relative to sales at auction in said city, reported a bill, entitled “An act relating to sales at public auction in the city of Utica;" 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. Anthony, 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 counties of Chenango and Cortland, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a turnpike road from the village of Oxford to Cortland village, reported a bill, entitled "An act to incorporate the Oxford and Cortlandville turnpike company;" 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. A. Clark, from the committee on canals and internal improvements, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabit. ants of the county of Monroe, praying a repeal of the law of last session, prohibiting the use of the water on the Erie canal for hydraulic purposes, reported, that in the opinion of the committee, the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted.

Nr. 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 memorial of the trustees of the Greenwich Savings Bank, for an amendment of their charter, reported a bill, entitled "An act relative to the Greenwich savings bank;" 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.

Ordered, Thad Mr. Horton have leave of absence for three days, Mr. Hiller for five days, and Mr. Thorn for ten days.

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

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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.

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

SATURDAY, FEBUARY 7, 1835.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

The petition of Isaac Bucklin and others of the county of Albany, praying for the incorporation of a company, by the name and style of the West-Troy Caoutchouc Manufacturing Company, with a capital of two hundred thousand dollars, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of the members attending this House from the city and county of Albany.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Livingston, praying for the construction of a canal from Rochester to Olean, with a branch to Dansville, was read, and referred to the commit tee on canals and internal improvements.

The petition of James Elger, an alien, praying for authority to take, höld and convey real estate, was read, and referred to the committee on the petitions of aliens.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of St. Lawrence, praying for an alteration of the poor laws, so far as relates to that county, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of the members attending this House from the counties of St. Lawrence, Franklin and Clinton.

The petition of Thomas Miller of the county of Genesee, praying for a consideration and alteration of certain laws therein mentioned, was read, and referred to the committee on ways and means.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Cayuga, Seneca, Ontario, Wayne and Monroe, 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 petitions of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Saratoga, Rensselaer, Oneida, Lewis, Albany, Madison and New York, praying for the repeal of the law that restricts 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 county of Otsego, praying for the construction of a M'Adam road from Albany to Owego, was read, and referred to the committee on the establishment and improvement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike companies.

The memorial of the common council of the city of Brooklyn, in

relation to the ferries between the cities of New-York and Brooke lyn, was read, and referred to the select committee on that subject, of which Mr. Roosevelt is chairman.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Broome, praying for the 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 towns of Le Roy and Bergen in the county of Genesce, praying for the passage of an act to change the name of the First Methodist Episcopal Society of said towns, was read, and referred to the committee on the incorporation of charitable and religious societies.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Manlius in the county of Onondaga, praying for an alteration of the county line between the countics of Onondaga and Madison, was read, and referred to the committee on the erection and division of towns and counties.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Salina in the county of Onondaga, praying to be relieved from the tax of pumping salt water, was read, and referred to the committee on the manufacture of salt.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Genesee, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a rail-road from Attica to Buffalo, was read, and referred to the committee on rail-roads.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Tompkins, praying for an alteration of the present State prison system, was read, and referred to the select committee on that subject, of which Mr. Carr is chairman.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Nelson in the county of Madison, praying that the construction of the reservoirs on the Chenango canal in said town may be abandoned, and that the waters of the Oriskany creek may be taken to supply said canal, was read, and referred to the committee on canals and internal improvements.

The petition of John S. Quackenboss and others of the county of Montgomery, heirs at law of Abraham D. Quackenboss, a soldier of the revolution, praying for military bounty lands, was read, and referred to the Commissioners of the Land-Office.

Mr. Springer, from the committee on trade and manufactures, to which was referred the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled “An act to incorporate the Ithaca Mechanics' Society,” reported, that the committee have examined the said bill, and see no reason why the same should not be passed into a law.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a committee of the whole house.

Mr. Anthony, from the committee on the establishment and improvement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike companies, to which was referred the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled "An act authorising John Cockett and John Cockett junior, to maintain the dam erected by Samuel Crafts across the

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Susquehannah river,” reported, that the committee have examined the said bill, and see no reason why the same should not be passed into a law.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a committee of the whole house.

Mr. Phillips, 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 the directors of the Payne's Bridge Company at Sag-Harbor, praying for an increase of their capital stock, reported a bill, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Payne's bridge company,' passed March 5th, 1834;" 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. Anthony, 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 Onondaga, praying for a renewal of the act entitled “An act to authorise John Wall to erect a toll-bridge across the Oswego river,” passed April 20th, 1830, reported a bill, entitled “An act to revive and continue the act entitled 'An act authorising John Wall to erect a toll-bridge across the Oswego river,' passed April 20th, 1830;" 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 Solomon Davis, with the affidavit and certificates thereto annexed, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document No. 133.]

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 sale and conveyance to Solomon Davis, ni lot number thirty-one in the two mile tract in the county of Oneida;" 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. Wetmore, from the committee on colleges, academies and common schools, to which was referred the memorial of the trustees of Mount Pleasant Academy, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document No. 132.] Ordered, That leave be given to bring in such bill.

Mr. Wetmore, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act for the relief of Mount-Pleasant academy;" 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.

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Mr. Roosevelt, from the select committee on the subject of the establishment of additional ferries between New-York and Long Island, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill

[See Document No. 138.]
Ordered, That leave be given to bring in such bill.

Mr. Roosevelt, according to leave, brought in the said bill, en titled "An act to establish and regulate ferries between the city of New-York and Long-Island;” 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.

Ordered, That four times the usual number of copies of the said report be printed for the use of the Legislature.

A message from the Senate was read, informing that they have passed the bill entitled “An act to appoint commissioners to lay out a road from the village of Skaneateles to the village of Camillus in the county of Onondaga,” with the amendments therewith delivered.

The said bill and amendments were read; and the amendments having been again read, and concurred in,

Ordered, That the clerk return the said bill to the Senate, and inform them that this House have concurred with them in their amendments to the said bill, and amended the same accordingly.

A message from the Senate was read, informing that they have passed the bill entitled "An act relative to the destruction of bears in Oneida county," with the amendments there with delivered.

The said bill and amendments were read; and the amendments having been again read, and concurred in,

Ordered, That the Clerk return the said bill to the Senate, and inform them that this House have concurred with them in their amendments to the said bill, and amended the same accordingly. A message from the Senate was read, informing that they

have passed the bill entitled “An act to divide the town of Perrysburgh in the county of Cattaraugus,” without amendment.

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver the said bill to the Governor.

The Senatc sent for concurrence, a,bill entitled “An act relative to the sales of lands for taxes."

The said bill was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to the committee on ways and means.

A communication from the Secretary of State was received and read, in the words following, to wit:

The Secretary of State, in pursuance of the provisions of section seventy-nine of the second title of the twentieth chapter of part first of the Revised Statutes, has the honor to submit to the Legis. lature, abstracts of the reports of the superintendents of the poor in the several counties in the State.

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