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The petition of sundry dealers in lumber in the city of NewYork, praying for the passage of an act authorising the appointment of an additional inspector of lumber in said city, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Ringgold, Mr. Clinch and Mr. P. W. Paddock.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Chenango, praying for the extension of the west branch feeder of the Chenango canal to the village of Eaton, was read, and referred to the committee on canals and internal improvements.

Mr. Roosevelt, from the committee on rail-roads, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Oneida, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a rail-road from Utica to Syracuse, reported a bill, entitled "An act to provide for the construction of a rail-road from Utica to Syracuse;" 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. Roosevelt, from the committee on rail-roads, to which was referred the petitions of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Delaware, Broome, Tioga, Steuben, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Chautauquc, and the city and county of New York, praying the aid of the State in the construction of the New York and Erie rail-road, reported a bill, entitled "An act to aid and expedite the construction of a rail-road from Lake Erie to the city of New York, through the southern tier of counties;” 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. Moore, from the committee on grievances, to which was referred the petition of Lawrence Schermerhorn, reported; and recommended that the prayer of the petitioner be denied.

[See Document No. 175.]

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. Ringgold, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled “An act to establish the western boundary line of the village of Le Roy, and to confirm certain proceedings of the inhabitants and officers thereof," 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. Tyrrell, from the committee on the petitions of aliens, to which was referred the petition of James Elgar, an alien, reported; and offered the following resolution:

[See Document No. 170.)

Resolved, That the petitioner have leave to withdraw his petition.

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

Mr. Quackenboss, from the committee on trade and manufactures, to which was referred the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled “An act to continue the charter of the Lenox iron company," reported, that the committee have examined the said bill, and see no reason why the saine 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 petition of Robert L. Livingston and others, for the incorporation of a company to construct a turnpike road, with the privilege of placing rails thereon, from the basin of the Esopus Creek Company, to tide waters, reported a bill, entitled "An act to incorporate the Kingston turnpike and rail-road 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. Wilkinson, from the select committee to which were severally referred the petitions of inhabitants of the counties of Otsego, Columbia and Dutchess, and also a bill introduced on notice, all relating to the act entitled "An act to abolish imprisonment for debt, and to punish fraudulent debtors,” passed April 26th, 1831, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document No. 183.]

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

Mr. Wilkinson, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to abolish imprisonment for debt, and to punish fraudulent debtors,' passed April 26th, 1831;" 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 six times the usual number of copies of the said report, and double the usual number of copies of the said bill, be printed for the use of the Legislature.

Mr. King, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of De Kalb, for a transfer of school funds from the commissioners of common schools, to the trustees of gospel and school lands, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document No. 173.] Ordered, That leave be given to bring in such bill. Mr. King, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled "An act relative to the school fund of the town of De Kalb in St. Lawrence county;" 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. Ogden, from the committee on rail-roads, to which was re- . ferred the petition of the New York and Harlem Rail-Coad Company, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document No. 162.]

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

Mr. Ogden, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled "An act to extend the time for completing the Harlem rail-road, 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. Suffern, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported, that the committee have examined the engrossed bill entitled “An act for the relief of Holbrook Anderson,” and find the same correctly engrossed.

Thereupon,
The said engrossed bill was read the third time.
Resolved, That the bill do pass.

Ordered, That the clerk deliver the said bill to the Senate, and request their concurrence in the same.

On motion of Mr. Wetmore, Resolved, That the engrossed bill entitled "An act to authorise the clerk of the city and county of New York to procure a book of record, and to make entries therein of judgments docketed in the court of common pleas of said county," be referred to a select committee to report complete.

Ordered, That Mr. Wetmore, Mr. Ogden and Mr. Wager, be the said committee.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Williams asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill, entitled "An act reducing the rate of interest to six per cent;" 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.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Springer asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill, entitled "An act confirming the official acts of Andrew Follett, a justice of the peace in and for the county of Rensselaer;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Palmer gave notice that, on some future day, he would ask leave to bring in a bill to provide compensation for the services of the inspectors of the Auburn State Prison.

Mr. Cash offered for the consideration of the House, a resolution, in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, That this House will, on and after Monday next, until the end of the session, meet at ten o'clock in the forenoon.

Ordered, That the said resolution be laid upon the table.

Ordered, That the committee on claims be discharged from the consideration of the petition of the heirs of Samuel Merry junior, deceased, praying compensation for the discovery of escheated lands, and that the same be referred to the committee on grievances.

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Ordered, That the committee on colleges, academies and common schools, be discharged from the consideration of the petition for the Delaware Religious and Literary Institute, and that the same be referred to the committee on the incorporation of charitable and religious societies.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the report of the committee on the judiciary, relative to changing the time of the annual meeting of the Legislature; and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Springer, from the said committee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again.

And then the House adjourned until eleven o'clock on Monday morning next.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1835.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

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Two several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the county of Erie, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a rail-road from the city of Buffalo to Batavia in the county of Genesec, were read, and referred to the committee on rail-roads.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Niagara, praying for an increase of the capital of the Lockport Bank, was read, and referred to the committee on the incorporation and alteration of the charters of banking and insurance companies.

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

The petition of the president and secretary of the Central Asylum for the irstruction of the deaf and dumb, praying for the passage of a law to increase the number of State pupils, and for other purposes, was read, and referred to the select committee on so much of the Governor's message as relates to that subject.

The petition of five thousand inhabitants of the counties of Onondaga, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Madison, Washington, Erie, Chautauque, Wayne and Dutchess, praying for a repeal of the law proscribing botanic practice, was read, and referred to the select committee on that subject, of which Mr. J. Haskell is chairman.

Four several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Delaware, Steuben and Tioga, praying the aid of the State in the construction of the New-York and Erie rail-road, were read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject. [ASSEMBLY JOURNAL

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The proceedings of a meeting of sundry inhabitants of the village of Cazenovia, relative to the passage of the bill to amend the charter of said village, was read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill to which it relates.

Two several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the city and county of New York, praying for the establishment of a steam-boat ferry from Pike slip in said city, to a point near the United States Naval Hospital at Brooklyn, were read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject.

Four several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Kings and Queens, praying for the establishment of additional ferries between New-York and Long Island, were read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject.

The remonstrance of sundry inhabitants of the town of Cicero in the county of Onondaga, against the annexing of a part of the town of Sullivan in the county of Madison, to said town of Cicero, was read, and referred to the committee on the erection and division of towns and counties.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Monroe, praying for the construction of the Rochester and Olean canal, was read, and referred to the committee on canals and internal improvements.

The petition of Richard Foote of the county of Franklin, praying for compensation for services as keeper of the State Arsenal at Malone in said county, was read, and referred to the committee on claims.

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

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Saratoga, Montgomery and Hamilton, praying for the passage of an act authorising the survey of a canal route from the Sacandaga river to the Erie or Champlain canal, was read, and referred to the co mittee on canals and internal improvements.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Monroe, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a M'Adam road from Brockport to Le Roy, 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 grand jury of the county of Franklin, praying for the passage of an act to prohibit the sale of ardent spirits on Sunday, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. A. Hascall, Mr. Hicks and Mr. W. S. Paddock.

The petition of the trustees of the Genesce and Oneida Conference, praying for the passage of an act authorising them to change their name to the Oneida Conference Seminary, was read, and referred to the committee on the incorporation of charitable and religious societies.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Steuben,

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