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Mr. Judd gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend the Revised Statutes, in relation to the laying out of public highways.

Ordered, That the committee on the establishment and improvement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike companies, be discharged from the consideration of the petition of sundry Brothertown Indians, praying an alteration of the law relative to highway labor, and that the same.be referred to the committee on Indian affairs.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Palmer asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill, entitled “An act to provide for the compensation of the inspectors of the Auburn State prison;” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to the committee on State prisons, to consider and report thereon.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill entitled “An act for the relief of William Buekl;” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Niles, 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.

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The remonstrance of sundry inhabitants of the county of Steuben, against the incorporation of the Canisteo Navigation Company, was read, and referred to the committee on canals and internai improvements.

Two several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the county of Livingston, praying for the construction of the Rochester and Olean canal, with a branch to Dansville, were read, and referred to the committee on canals and internal improvements.

Three several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Orange, Chenango and Steuben, 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.

Two several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the county of Madison, praying that the construction of the reservoirs in Eaton and Madison in said county may be abandoned, and that the Chenango canal may be supplied with water from the Oriskany creek, were read, and referred to the committee on canals and internal improvements.

The remonstrance of Stephen W. and Harvey Baldwin, against the passage of an act authorising a reduction of tolls on the canal at Baldwinsville, was read, and referred to the select committee on that subject, of which Mr. Petit is chairman. Four several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Tioga, Madison and Rensselaer, praying for a repeal of the law prohibiting botanic practice, were read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Allegany, praying for the passage of an act authoising Richard L. Townsend and Peleg Palmer to erect and maintain a dam across the Genesee river, 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 city of New-York, praying for the division of the flour inspector's office of said city, was read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Lansingburgh in the county of Rensselaer, praying for the passage of an act to exempt them from village taxes, 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 Madison, praying for the incorporation of an academy, to be located in the village of Chittenango, was read, and referred to the committee on colleges, academies and common schools. The remonstrance of sundry inhabitants of the town of Farmington in the county of Ontario, against the petition of M'South and Osgood, praying for the passage of an act authorising the levying of a tax for the payment of certain costs, was read, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. Six several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Cayuga, Seneca, Ontario and Monroe, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a rail-road from Auburn to Rochester, were read, and referred to the committee on rail-roads. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Monroe, Genesee, Niagara and Erie, praying for the incorporation of a company to construst a rail-road from Batavia to Lockport, was read, and referred to the committee on rail-roads. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Albany, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a M’Adam road from Watervliet to Waterford, 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 county of Westchester, praying for the passage of an act authorising Curtis Peck to build a wharf in said county, was read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Tioga, 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 the president, directors and company of the Bristol and Rensselaerville Turnpike Road Company, praying for an amendment of their charter, 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 trustees of Geneva College, praying for an amendment of title seventh of chapter fourteenth of the first part of the Revised Statutes, was read, and referred to the committee on colleges, academies and common schools. The remonstrance of sundry inhabitants of the county of Orleans, against the passage of an act authorising the raising of money by tax, to defray the expense of constructing a road across Tonawanda swamp 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 John Shiland of the county of Washington, praying remuneration for a certain lot of land alleged to have been improperly sold for taxes, was read, and referred to the committee on claims. Mr. Wager, from the committee on canals and internal improvements, to which was referred the petition of Holmes Hutchinson, praying for the passage of a law authorising an increased compensation for surveying the canals of this State, and making maps of the same, and also the report of the Canal Board upon the same subject, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document JNo. 197.]

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in such bill. Mr. Wager, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act for the relief of Holmes Hutchinson;” 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, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the petition of the supervisors of the county of Warren, praying for an alteration of the law relative to the appointment of superintendents of the poor, reported a bill, entitled “An act concerning the appointment of superintendents of the county poorhouse in Warren 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. Mr. Livingston, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the petition of the court and bar of the county of Chautauque, for a law dispensing with the summoning of a grand jury at the October and February terms of the court of common pleas of said county, reported a bill, entitled “An act relative to the court of general sessions of the county of Chautauque;” 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, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act confirming the official acts of

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Andrew Follet, a justice of the peace in and for the county of
Rensselaer,” 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 im-
provement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike
companies, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants
of the counties of Jefferson and Oneida, praying for an amendment
of the charter of the Oneida and Jefferson Turnpike Company, re-
ported a bill, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to
incorporate the Oneida and Jefferson turnpike company,’ passed
May 3d, 1834;” which was read the first time, and by unanimous
consent was also read a second time, and committed to a commit-
tee of the whole house.
Mr. Thorn, from the committee on the incorporation of charita-
ble and religious societies, to which was referred the petition of the
Holland Purchase Freewill Baptist Yearly Meeting, praying for an
act to establish a home missionary society, to be called the New-
York Freewill Baptist Home Missionary Society, reported a bill,
entitled “An act to incorporate the New-York Freewill Baptist
missionary society;” which was read the first time, and by una-
nimous 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 im-
provement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike
companies, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants
of the town of Richland in the county of Oswego, praying for au-
thority to erect dams for hydraulic purposes across Salmon river,
and for other purposes, reported a bill, entitled “An act in relation
to Salmon river in the county of Oswego;” 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 im-
provement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike
companies, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants
of the counties of Otsego and Delaware, praying for the incorpo-
ration of a company to construct a turnpike road from Oneonta in
the county of Otsego, to Franklin in the county of Delaware, re-
ported a bill, entitled “An act to incorporate the Oneonta and
Franklin 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. Phillips, from the select committee to which was referred the
petition of Marcus B. Osborn of Sag-Harbor in the county of Suf-
folk, for the passage of a law authorising him to construct a wharf

* adjoining his land, reported; and asked leave to introduce a Olll.

[See Document JNo. 180.]

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

Mr. Phillips, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled

“An act authorising Marcus B. Osborn to erect and maintain a wharf and dock at Sag-Harbor in the county of Suffolk;” 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. Clinch, from the select committee to which was referred the memorial of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New-York, praying for the passage of an act to provide for the appointment of an additional special justice for preserving the peace in said city, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

... [See Document JNo. 176.]

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

Mr. Clinch, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of an additional special justice for preserving the peace in 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. Hutchinson, from the sclect committee to which was referred the petition of William H. Spencer of Geneseo in the county of Livingston, asking that a law may be passed, authorising him and his associates to build a dam across the Genesee river between the towns of Geneseo and York, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document JNo. 194.]

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

Mr. Hutchinson, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act authorising William H. Spencer to build a dam across the Genesee river;” 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. Hascall, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of the grand jurors of the county of Franklin, }. for the passage of an act to prohibit the sale of spirituous iquors in said county on Sunday, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document JNo. 191.]

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

Mr. A. Hascall, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act to prohibit the sale of ardent spirits on Sunday in the county of Franklin;” 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 from the Chancellor was received and read, in the words following, to wit:

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