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The remonstrance of sundry auctioneers of the city of NewYork, against the act to amend the auction law, was read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill to which it relates. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Saratoga, Washington, Warren, Essex and Clinton, praying for the incorporation of the Lake Champlain Steam Tow-Boat Company, was read, and referred to the committee on canals and internal improvements. 't The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Chenango, raying for the incorporation of the Wool-Growers' Bank, to be |. at Norwich in said county, was read, and referred to the committee on the incorporation and alteration of the charters of banking and insurance companies. 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 Erie, praying for the passage of an act authorising the supervisors of said county to raise money by tax, for improving certain roads through the Indian reservation, reported a bill, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act authorising money to be raised by tax in certain towns of the county of Erie, for improving the roads passing through the Indian reservation in said county,’ passed April 24th, 1833;" 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 Livingston, praying for the passage of an act authorising the supervisors of said county to raise money by tax, to build a bridge across the Genesee river between the towns of Geneseo and York, and also a remonstrance against the same, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document JNo. 242.]

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

Mr. Anthony, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act to authorise the supervisors of the county of Livingston to raise money to build a bridge in said 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. Jackson, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the petition of the trustees and inhabitants of the village of Syracuse, for an act to amend the charter of said village, reported a bill, entitled “An act to amend the several acts relative to the charter of the village of Syracuse;” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also i. a second time, and committed to a committee of the whole

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Mr. Ringgold, 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 a law to vest certain lands in the city of New-York, in the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of said city, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document JNo. 251.]

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in such bill. Mr. Ringgold, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act to vest certain lands, tenements and hereditaments, in the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of 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. Livingston, from the select committee to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to define the powers and regulate the proceedings of rail-road incorporations,” reported, that the committee had gone through the said bill, made amendments thereto, and agreed to the same; which he was directed to report to the House, and he read the report in his place, and delivered the same in at the table, where it was again read. Ordered, That the said report be laid upon the table. Ordered, That the usual number of copies of the said bill be printed for the use of the Legislature. 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 act extending the time for the collection of taxes in the city

of Albany.” W. L. MARCY. .Albany, February 28, 1835. s

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. M'Neil asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill, entitled “An act to revive the act entitled ‘An act to vest certain powers in the freeholders and inhabitants in the village of Lewiston;''' which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Ordered, That the committee on claims be discharged from the consideration of the petition of W. H. Fairservice, praying remuneration for labor alleged to have been performed for the State; and that the same be referred to the Canal Commissioners.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Brasher asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill, entitled “An act to authorise the appointment of a public administrator in the city of Brooklyn;” 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 the usual number of copies of the said bill be printed for the use of the Legislature. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. A. Hascall asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill, entitled “An act to prohibit the sale of ardent spirits to the St. Regis Indians;” 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. On motion of Mr. Tomlinson, Resolved, That the Comptroller furnish this House with a statement of all the sales of land for taxes, under and by virtue of the several acts for the assessment and collection of taxes, (not heretofore reported;) also the sales of land for arrears of quit rent in 1826, as far forth as the same have been sold and not redeemed; the town, county and tract where situated; describing the lot and number of acres sold, the amount for which the same was sold, and the name of the purchaser or purchasers. On motion of Mr. Patterson, Resolved, That the committee on colleges, academies and common schools, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the law in relation to common schools, as to provide for the payment of the school bills of indigent persons, by a tax on the taxable property in the respective districts, in place of the manner now provided by law. On motion of Mr. Clinch, Resolved, That the select committee to which was referred the memorial of the supervisons of the city and county of New-York, for a repeal of the law exempting from taxation unproductive capital of incorporated companies, be discharged from the further consideration of the same, and that it be referred to the committee on the incorporation and alteration of the charters of banking and insurance companies. Mr. M. H. Sibley offered for the consideration of the House, a a resolution, in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That the House now proceed to consider an article published in the State paper of this day, headed “The Bank investigation and the Bank attorney,” with a view to determine whether any action of this House is proper in relation thereto. Debates were had thereon; and while the same was under consideration, the House adjourned till ten o'clock to-morrow morning. TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 1835.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

The remonstrance of sundry inhabitants of the town of Niagara in the county of Niagara, against a division of said town, was read, and referred to the committee on the erection and division of towns and counties. The petition of sundry mechanics and others of the village of Seneca-Falls, against 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 county of Monroe, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a rail-road from Auburn to Rochester, by way of Canandaigua and Minden, was read, and committed to the committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject. The remonstrance of sundry inhabitants of the county of Livingston, against the raising of money by tax on said county, to build a bridge across the Genesee river, was read, and committed to a committee of the whole when on the bill upon that subject. The remonstrance of sundry inhabitants of the village of Gibbonsville in the county of Albany, against the building of a bridge across 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 Luther Marsh and others of the county of Onondaga, praying for the passage of an act allowing writs of error on decisions of the Supreme Court on non-enumerated motions, was read, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. Two several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Orange and Kings, 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. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Chautauque, praying for the passage of an act authorising the appointment of a Supreme Court commissioner, to reside at Fredonia, was read, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. The petition of sundry dealers in hay at Hudson in the county of Columbia, praying for relief in regard to the inspection of pressed hay in the city of New-York, was read, and referred to the select committee on that subject, of which Mr. Van Bergen in chairman. Mr. Crain, from the committee on canals and internal improvements, to which was referred the petition of Henry N. Van Patten of the town of Rotterdam in the county of Schenectady, praying for further compensation for damages sustained in consequence of the destruction of his well by the construction of the Erie canal, and for remuneration for building a foot bridge, reported; and offered the following resolution:

[See Document JNo. 248.]

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

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

Mr. Thorn, from the committee on the incorporation of charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Delaware, praying for the incorporation of the Delaware Literary and Religious Institute, to be located in the village of Franklin in said county, reported a bill, entitled “An act to incorporate the Delaware literary and religious institute;” 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 Lawrence Barclay, for compensation for labor done on the Cayuga and Seneca canal, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document JMo. 247.]

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 payment of the claims of Lawrence Barclay, for services on the Cayuga and Seneca canal;” 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. Ringgold, from the select committee to which was referred the memorial of the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New-York, for the passage of an act repealing the law limiting the duration of the ordinances of the common council of said city, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document JNo. 258.]

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

Mr. Ringgold, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act relative to the laws and ordinances of the common council of 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. T. Lewis, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Genesee, praying for the passage of an act authorising the supervisors of said county to raise money by tax, for the purpose of repairing certain bridges therein, reported a bill, entitled “An act to raise money in the county of Genesee, to build and repair certain bridges in the town of China;” 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.

[Assembly Journal.] 40

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