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the hydraulic works on the outlet of the Crooked lake, and that the same be referred to the select committee on that subject, of which Mr. Wilcoxson is chairman. On motion of Mr. Wager,

Resolved, That the proceedings of a public meeting held at Utica, February 5th, 1835, to take measures to effect the construction of a ship canal between Lake Ontario and the Hudson river, together with the report and estimate of E. F. Johnson, be referred to the Canal Board, for their opinion thereon.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill entitled “An act for the construction of the Black river canal;” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Clinch, from the said committee. reported, that the committee had gone through the said bill, and agreed to the same without amendment; 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, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed.

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 to increase the salaries of the chancellor, justices of the supreme court, and circuit judges.”

W. L. MARCY. .Albany, JMarch 4, 1835.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the 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;” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Murphy, from the said com

mittee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again.

And then the House adjourned until ten o'clock to-morrow

morning.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1835.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Suffolk, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a wharf at Oysterpond village in said county, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Conklin, Mr. Phillips and Mr. Jackson.

Two several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Chenango, Broome 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.

The petition of James E. De Kay and Daniel Fleet of the county of Queens, praying for the passage of an act permitting them to build a wharf adjacent to their lands in the town of Oysterbay in said county, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Jackson, Mr. Phillips and Mr. Conklin.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Niagara,

Orleans and Monroe, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a rail-road from Lockport to Rochester, was read, and referred to the committee on rail-roads. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Niagara, praying for the passage of an act authorising the laying out of a road from the village of Niagara to the Niagara river, together with a remonstrance against the same, were read, and referred to the committee on the establishment and improvement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike 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 counties of Monroe and Genesee, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a M’Adam road from Le Roy in the county of Genesee, to the village of Brockport in the county of Monroe, reported a bill, entitled “An act to incorporate the Le Roy and Brockport M'Adam 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. Hough, from the committee on grievances, to which was referred the petition of James F. Bradt of the town of Rotterdam in the county of Schenectady, praying for damages for the destruction of his well by the water of the Erie canal, reported; and recommended that the prayer of the petitioner be denied.

[See Document JNo. 250.] Mr. Speaker put the question whether the House would agree

with the committee in their said report, and it was determined in the affirmative.

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Mr. Hicks, 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 Orleans, praying for the passage of an act authorising the supervisors to raise money to build a bridge across Oakorchard creek in said county, reported a bill, entitled “An act to authorise the supervisors of the county of Orleans to raise money to build a bridge across the Oak-orchard creek, at or near the head of Stillwater in the town of Carlton;” 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. Wager, from the committee on canals and internal improvements, to which was referred so much of the message of the Governor as relates to the enlargement of the Erie canal, and the report of the Canal Commissioners on the same subject, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document JNo. 254.]

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

Mr. Wager, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act in relation to the Erie 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. 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 authorising George Ohll to change his name;” the bill entitled “An act concerning the granting of licenses;” the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to appoint commissioners to lay out a road from the head of the Crooked lake in the county of Steuben, to the village of Angelica in the county of Allegany,’ passed May 1st, 1834;” the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Petersburgh, Grafton and Brunswick turnpike company;” the bill entitled “An act to amend an act to incorporate the Oneida lake canal company;” the bill entitled “An act to amend and extend the charter of the Cairo bridge company;” the bill entitled “An act fixing the compensation to #. and petit jurors serving in courts of record in the county of

ensselaer;” the bill entitled “An act to amend article second, title fifth, chapter sixth, part third of the Revised Statutes, entitled “Of executions against property;’” and the bill entitled “An act in relation to district school-houses.”

Thereupon,

Ordered, That the committee of the whole he discharged from the consideration of the said several bills, and that the bill entitled “An act authorising George Ohll to change his name,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. #. Mr. Hicks and Mr.

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Healy; that the bill entitled “An act concerning the granting of
licenses,” be reserred to a select committee, consisting of Mr.
Wilkinson, Mr. Ringgold and Mr. Tomlinson; that the bill entitled
“An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to appoint commissioners
to lay out a road from the head of the Crooked lake in the county
of Steuben, to the village of Angelica in the county of Allegany,’
passed May Ist, 1834,” be referred to a select committee, consist-
ing of Mr. Baker, Mr. Burr and Mr. Burke; that the bill entitled
“An act to incorporate the Petersburgh, Grafton and Brunswick
turnpike company,” be referred to a select committee, consisting
ef Mr. Van Benthuisen, Mr. Horton and Mr. Griswold; that the
bill entitled “An act to amend an act to incorporate the Oneida
lake canal company,” be referred to a select committee, consisting
of Mr. Wager, Mr. D. Sibley and Mr. Brooks; that the bill entitled
“An act to amend and extend the charter of the Cairo bridge com-
E. be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Van
ergen, Mr. Wilkinson and Mr. Crosby; that the bill entitled “An
act fixing the compensation to grand and petit jurors serving in
courts of record in the county of Rensselaer,” be referred to a
select committee, consisting of Mr. Springer, Mr. A. Hascall and
Mr. Livingston; that the bill entitled “An act to amend article se-
cond, title fifth, chapter sixth, part third of the Revised Statutes,
entitled “Of executions against property,’” be referred to a select
eommittee, consisting of Mr. Dayan, Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Wa-
#. and that the bill entitled “An act in relation to district school-
ouses,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. King,
Mr. Burhans and Mr. Loomis, to be by the said committees seve-
rally reported complete. -
Mr. Moseley, from the committee on Indian affairs, to which
was referred the petition of John Hill, Jenny Hill and Anthony
Otsequette, for the payment of the principal sums for which annui-

ties are now paid them by the State, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document No. 259.]

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

Mr. Moseley, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act for the relief of John Hill. Jenny Hill and Anthony Otsequctte;" 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. Tomlinson, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the village of Angelica in the county of Allegany, praying for the incorporation of said village, reported a bill, entitled “An act to incorporate the village of Angelica;” 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 bill entitled “An act to divide the town of Manlius in the county

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of Onondaga,” reported, that the committee had gone through the said bill, and agreed to the same without amendment; which he was directed to report to the House, and he read the report in this place, and delivered the same in at the table, where it was again read, and agreed to by the House. Ordered, That the bill be engrossed. Mr. Brasher, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of John G. Hicks, John Schenck and Jane B. Smith of the city of Brooklyn, praying for a grant of certain land under water, and adjoining their premises in said city, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

{See Document JNo. 252.]

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

Mr. Brasher, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act granting to John G. Hicks, John Schenck and Jane B. Smith, certain land under water in the East 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. Crain, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of the commissioners appointed to superintend the erection of a court-house and jail in the county of Yates, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

{See Document JNo. 255.]

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in such bill. Mr. Crain, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act to authorise the supervisors of the county of Yates to raise an additional sum of money, to complete the court-house and jail, 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. Plumb, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported, that the committee have examined the engrossed bill entitled “An act for the construction of the Black river canal,” and find the same correctly engrossed. Thereupon, The said engrossed bill was read the third time. Mr. Richmond made a motion that the House should agree to lay the said bill upon the table. Debates were had thereon; and the question being put whether the House would agree to the said motion of Mr. Richmond, it was

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