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Mr. Wager, from the committee on canals and internal improvements, to which was referred the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled "An act in relation to the canals,” reported, that the committee have examined the said bill, and see no reason why the same should not be passed into a law,

Thereupon, Ordered, That the said bill be the order of the day for to-mor

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Mr. Jackson, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the petition of sundry firemen of the city of Albany, praying for an extension of their privileges, reported a bill, entitled "An act extending further privileges to the firemen of the respective cities within this State;" 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 petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Rensselaer, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a rail-road from the Rensselaer and Saratoga rail-road to the Saratoga and Schenectady rail-road, reported a bill, entiiled “An act to provide for the construction of a rail-road from the Rensselaer and Saratoga rail-road to the Saratoga and Schenectady rail-road;" 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 Ontario, Cayuga and Monroe, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a rail-road from Auburn to Rochester, reported a bill, entitled "An act to provide for the construction of a rail-road from Auburn to Rochester;" 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 petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Monroe, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a rail-road from the city of Rochester to the Charlotte rail-road, reported a bill, entitled “An act to provide for the construction of a rail-road from Rochester to Charlotte;" 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. Stetson, from the committee appointed in pursuance of the fifty-first rule of this House, to examine all bills committed to a committee of the whole, and to report such bills as in their unanimous opinion may with propriety be referred to select committees to report complete, reported the following bills as proper for such reference, to wit:

The bill entitled "An act to authorise S. D. Ferguson to convey by deed a certain parsonage house and lot in the village of Plattsburgh, to the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal church in said • village;" the bill entitled “An act authorising James L. Voorhees

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and Asher Tappan to erect a toll-bridge across the Seneca river;"' the bil! entitled "An act incorporating the Chenango.canal bridge company in the county of Broome;" the bill entitled “An act providing for the erection of a bridge over the Esopus creek;" the bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of the minister, elders and deacons of the Sccond Protestant Reformed Dutch church in the city of Albany;" the bill entitled "An act to repeal so much of the Revised Statutes as relates to the inspection of fish in the county of Jefferson;" and the bill entitled "An act authorising the Phænix cotton manufactory to continue a dam across the Susquehannah river."

Thereupon, Ordered, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the consideration of the said several bills, and that the bill entitled "An act to authorise S. D. Ferguson to convey by deed a certain parsonage house and lot in the village of Plattsburgh, to the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal church in said village,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Lockwood, Mr. Powers and Mr. Cuykendall; that the bill entitled "An act authorising James L. Voorhees and Asher Tappan io erect a toll-bridge across the Seneca river," be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Wager, Mr. Lytle and Mr. Pettit; that the bill entitled "An act incorporating the Chenango canal bridge company in the county or Broome," be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Cash, Mr.Blatchley and Mr.Crary; that the bill entitled "An act providing for the erection of a bridge over the Esopus creek,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Quackenboss, Mr. Hiller and Mr. Davis; that the bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of the minister, elders and deacons of the Second Protestant Reformed Dutch church in the city of Albany," be referred to a select committce, consisting of Mr. Livingston, Mr. D. Sibley and Mr. Suffern; that the bill entitled “An act to repeal so much of the Revised Statutes as relates to the inspection of fish in the county of Jefferson,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. A. Hascall, Mr. C. Strong and Mr. King; and that the bill entitled “An act authorising the Phenix cotton manufactory to continue a dam across the Susquehannah river," be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Tomlinson, Mr. Warren and Mr. Crain, to be by the said committees severally reported complete.

Mr. Blatchley, 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 Genesee, praying for the appointment of commissioners to lay out a road from Pike in the county of Allegany, to Attica in the county of Genesce, reported a bill, entitled "An act to appoint commissioners to lay out a road from Pike in the county of Allegany, to the village of Attica in the county of Genesee;" 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 was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Onondaga, for a law to reduce and regulate the tolls on the canal around the dam at Baldwinsville in said county, and also the remonstrance of Stephen W. Baldwin and Harvey Baldwin against the said petition, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document No. 232.]

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 continue in force the act passed February 24th, 1809, authorising Jonas C. Baldwin to crect a dam across the Seneca river,' passed April 7th, 1827;" 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 message from the Governor, delivered by his private secretary, was read, in the words following, to wit:

TO THE ASSEMBLY. GENTLEMEN,

I have this day approved and signed the bill entitled “An aci fixing the time for holding the annual town meeting in the town of Gates in the county of Monroe.”

W. L. MARCY. Albany, February 24, 1835.

A communication from the Attorney-General was received and read, in the words following, to wit:

ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

} Albany, February 24, 1835. TO THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY.

SIR, In pursuance of a reference from the Assembly, I herewith transmit a report on the petition of Samuel Kelly and others.

Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,

G. C. BRONSON.

[See Document No. 234.]

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

The Senate sent for concurrence, a bill entitled “An act concerning the State hall;" a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Troy orphan asylum," and a bill entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to incorporate the proprietors of the Albany water-works.'"

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 concerning the State hall,” was referred to a select committee; the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Troy orphan asylum,” was referred to the committee on the incorporation of charitable and religious societies; and the bill entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to incorporate the proprietors of the Albany water-works.'” was referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, severally to consider and report thereon.

Mr. Brasher offered for the consideration of the House, a resolu-, tion, in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, (if the Senate concur,) That the following amendment be proposed to the Constitution of this State, and referred to the Legislature next to be chosen, and published in pursuance of the first section of the eighth article of said Constitution, viz:

“ The mayor of the city of Brooklyn shall be elected annually by the male inhabitants of said city entitled to vote for members of the common council thereof, in such manner as the Legislature shall by law prescribe; and so much of the tenth section of article fourth of the Constitution of this State, as is inconsistent with this amendment, is abrogated." Ordered, That the said resolution be laid upon the table.

On motion of Mr. Brasher, Resolved, That the bill entitled "An act to establish and regulate ferries between the city of New-York and Long Island,” be the order of the day for the tenth of March next.

Mr. Wilkinson gave notice that he would, on some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to extend for six years to Benajah Byington the privileges granted of searching for rock salt, by the act of April 13th, 1820.

On motion of Mr. Fisher, Resolved, That the bill for districting the Cayuga and Susquehannah turnpike road, be taken from the general orders, and referred to a select committee to report complete.

Thereupon, Ordered, That Mr. Fisher, Mr. D. Sibley and Mr. Crain, be the said committee.

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 companies;” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Wilkinson, from the said committee, reported progress, and asked for leave to sit again.

Thereupon, Ordered, That the said bill be referred to a select committee, consisting of one member from each Senate district.

Ordered, That Mr. Livingston, Mr. Roosevelt, Mr. Ogden, Mr. Stetson, Mr. Gray, Mr. Crain, Mr. M. H. Sibley and Mr. D. Sibley, be the said committee.

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1835.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

Two several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Delaware and Albany, praying for a repeal of the law abolishing imprisonment for debt, were read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Monroe and Genesee, praying for the incorporation of a company to construst a rail-road from Brockport to Le Roy, was read, and referred to the committee on rail-roads.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Rensselaer, praying for the construction of 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 petition of the collectors of taxes in the city of Albany, praying for the passage of an act extending the time for the cola lection of taxes in said city, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of the members attending this House from the city and county of Albany.

Two several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the county of Monroe, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a rail-road from Auburn to Rochester, were read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject.

The petition of Joseph Tarbell and others of the St. Regis tribe of Indians, praying for an amendment of the law in relation to said tribe, was read, and referred to the committee on Indian affairs.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Herkimer, praying for an appropriation by the State to construct a certain road 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 remonstrance of the directors of the Saratoga and Schenectady Rail-Road Company, against the petition of S. Warren and others, for the incorporation of the Union Rail-Road Company, was read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject.

The petition of Abel Peck and others of the county of Yates. praying for the passage of an act authorising the supervisors of said county to raise money by tax to complete the court-house and jail in said county, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Mallory, Mr. Crain and Mr. Healy.

Two several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the county of Genesce, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a rail-road from Attica to Buffalo, were read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject.

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