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[See Document No. 223.

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. Burhans, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled "An act for the relief of Enos Stone,” 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. M. H. Sibley, from the committee on claims, to which was referred the petition of Joseph Menard, for a grant of land in right of his father Antoine Menard, as a Canadian refugee, reported; and offered the following resolution:

[See Document No. 231.]

Resolved, That the prayer of the petition of Joseph Menard, for a grant of land in the right of his father Antoine Menard, a Canadian refugee, ought not to be granted.

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

Mr. Quackenboss, from the committee on trade and manufactures, to which was referred the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled “An act to incorporate the Elmira 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. Quackenboss, from the committee on trade and manufactures, to which was referred the petition of sundry inanufacturers and dealers in horn, shell and ivory combs, praying that the auction duty on said articles may be abolished on all sales in the city of New-York, reported a bill, entitled "An act to amend title first of chapter seventeenth of the first part of the Revised Statutes, Of sales by auctioneers;'” 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. Van Benthuisen, from the committee on the incorporation and alteration of the charters of banking and insurance companies, to which was referred the petitions of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Ontario and Livingston, for an act to incorporate a mutual fire insurance company, to be located at West-Bloomfield in Ontario county, reported a bill, entitled "An act to incorporate the Ontario and Livingston county mutual insurance 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.

A communication from the Canal Commissioners was received and read, in the words following, to wit:

The Canal Commissioners, to whom was referred by the Assem. bly, the petition of George T. Perry and Henry Perry of Sullivan in the county of Madison, respectfully report:

[See Document No. 226.)

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

The annual report of James Lowerre, an inspector of beef and pork in the city of New York, was received and read.

[See Document No. 326.] Ordered, That the said report be referred to the committee on trade and manufactures.

Ordered, That Mr. Powers have leave of absence for two weeks, Mr. Pettit for twelve days, Mr. Williams for three days, and Mr. Krum for five days.

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

Resolved, That the resolution passed yesterday, in relation to the relative advantages of canals and rail-roads, be referred to a select committee, and that the Canal Commissioners be discharged from the consideration thereof.

Thereupon, Mr. Denniston made a motion that the House should agree to amend the said resolution, by striking out all after the word “resolved," and inserting the following:

“ That the resolution introduced yesterday, asking for information from the Canal Commissioners in reference to the comparative advantages of canals and rail-roads, be rescinded.

Debates were had thereon; and the question being put whether the House would agree to the said amendment, it was determined in the negative.

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Thereupon, Ordered, That Mr. Roosevelt have leave to withdraw his said resolution.

On motion of Mr. Roosevelt, Resolved, That the committee of the whole have leave to sit again on the subject of the bill to define the powers and regulate the proceedings of rail-road corporations, in like manner as if such leave had been granted yesterday, when the House adjourned for want of a quorum.

The House then proceeded to the consideration of the resolution heretofore reported by Mr. M. H. Sibley, from the committee on claims, on the petition of Gertrude Gates; the same was again read, in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, That the petition of Gertrude Gates, for a grant of bounty lands, in the right of her late husband John Gates, or of a sum of money in lieu thereof, ought not to be granted; and that the petitioner have leave to withdraw her petition, and the documents accompanying the same.

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

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Tomlinson asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill, entitled "An act authorising the

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appointment of a supreme court commissioner, to reside in the village of Kceseville and county of Essex;" 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 proceeded to the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by Mr. Livingston; the same being amended, was again read, in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, (if the honorable the Senate concur hercin) That in addition to the books already directed by concurrent resolution at this session to be sent to the British government, the following books be likewise procured and sent to the British governinent, in the mamer directed by the said concurrent resolution, that is to say, one copy of all the published reports of adjudged cases in our supreme court and of the courts of equity.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver a copy of the said resolution to the Senate, and request their concurrence in the same.

The House then again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill entitled "An act to define the powers and regulate the proceedings of rail-road corporations;" and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Wilkinson, 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.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1835.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Delaware, praying the aid of the State in the construction of the New-York and Eric rail-road, 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 Cayuga, praying for a repeal of the law incorporating the Montezuma Turnpike and Bridge Company, and all acts relating thereto, 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 Rensselaer, praying for authority to construct a bridge over the Hudson river at Albany, was read, and referred to the committee on the establishment and improvement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike companies.

The remonstrance of Rufus H. King and others, against the passage of the act to equalize the wards of the city of Albany, was read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill to which it relates.

The petition of John G. Hicks and others of the county of Kings, praying for the passage of an act granting them certain lands situated under water in the East river, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Brasher, Mr. Jackson and Mr. Wager.

The petition of John P. Sahler of the city of Rochester, praying for the passage of an act authorising him to take the oath of office as a commissioner of deeds, was read, and referred to the committee on privileges and elections.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Ulster, praying for the renewal of the act entitled “An act to incorporate the Eddyville bridge company,” passed April 22d, 1831, was read, and referred to a select committec, consisting of Mr. Davis, Mr. W. Woodworth and Mr. Denniston.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Onondaga, praying for the incorporation of an academy in the village of Manlius in said county, was read, and referred to the commiitee on colleges, academies and common schools.

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

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Monroe, praying for an alteration in the present judiciary system, was read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject.

The petition of Obadiah Jackson of the city of Brooklyn, praying for the passage of an act authorising him to erect wharves adjoining his lands in said city, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Jackson, Mr. Brasher and Mr. Adams.

The remonstrance of sundry inhabitants of the city of Schenectady, against the petition of Robert Saunders for a modification of the Utica and Schenectady rail-road charter, was read, and referred to the committee on rail-roads.

The memorial of the supervisors of the city and county of New. York, praying for the repeal of the law exempting from taxation, unproductive capital of incorporated companies, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of the members attending this House from the city and county of New York.

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 sundry inhabitants of the county of Kings, praying for the passage of an act authorising John Waters and his associates to construct a new road and bridge from the village of Newtown to the village of Bushwick, reported a bill, entitled "An act to incorporate the Bushwick bridge 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.

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