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praying for an alteration of 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 Warren, praying 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.

Mr. Ringgold, 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 establish the western boundary line of the village of Le Roy, and to confirm certain proceedings of the inhabitants and officers thereof;" the bill entitled "An aci to continue the charter of the Lenox iron company;" the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Kingston turnpike and rail-road company;" the bill entitled “An act relative to the school fund of the iown of De Kalb in St. Lawrence county;" the hill entitled “An act to extend the time for completing the New York and Harlem rail-road, and for other purposes;' the bill entitled “An act 10 widen Avenue C. from Third-strect to Fifteenth-street in the city of New-York;” the bill entitled "An act to amend the act to incorporate the Hamilton and Skaneateles turnpike company;" the bill entitled "An act to change the name of the seminary of the Genesee and Oneida conference, and for other purposes;" and the bill entitled "An act relative to the school connected with the almshouse of the city of New-York."

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 to establish the western boundary line of the village of Le Roy, and to confirm certain proceedings of the inhabitants and officers thereof," be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. T. Lewis, Mr. Odell and Mr. Philo; that the bill entitled "An act to continue the charter of the Lenox iron company,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Brooks, Mr. Wager and Mr. Powers; that the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Kingston turnpike and rail-road company,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Davis, Mr. Shafer and Mr. Van Bergen; that the bill entitled "An act relative to the school fund of the town of De Kalb in St. Lawrence county," be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. W. S. Paddock, Mr. A. Hascall and Mr. Van Bergen; that the bill entitled "An act to extend the time for completing the New-York and Harlem railroad, and for other purposes," be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Hall, Mr. Wager and Mr. Ogden; that the bill entitled "An act to widen Avenue C. from Third-street to Fifteenthstreet in the city of New-York,” be referred to a select committee, corsisting of Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Carr and Mr. Hillyer; that the

bill entitled "An act to amend the act to incorporate the Hamilton and Skaneateles turnpike company," be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Wilkinson, Mr. Hough and Mr. Wager; that the bill entitled "An act to change the name of the seminary of the Genesee and Oneida conference, and for other purposes,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. T. Lewis, Mr. Hough and Mr. Wheeler; and that the bill entitled "An act relative to the school connected with the alms-house of the city of New-York,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Clinch, Mr. Lockwood and Mr. P. W. Paddock, to be by the said committees severally reported complete.

Mr. Wager, from the committee on canals and internal improvements, to which was referred the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled “An act to revive and continue the act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Sodus canal company,' passed March 19th, 1829, reported, that the committee have examined the said bill, and 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. 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 the president, directors and company of the Poughkeepsie and New-Paltz Ferry Company, praying for an amendment of their charter, reported a bill, entitled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act establishing the Poughkeepsie and New-Paltz ferry company,' passed March 19th, 1819;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second tinie, 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 counties of Westchester and Rockland, praying for authority to keep a serry across the Hudson river, reported a bill, entitled "An act establishing and regulating a ferry across Hudson river, from the village of Peekskill in Westchester county, to Haverstraw in Rockland county;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and made the order of the day for the twenty-third of March.

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 St. John Constant, praying for authority to continue the ferry from Colwell's landing to Peekskill, reported a bill, entitled "An acı establishing and regulating a ferry across Hudson river, from Haverstraw in Rockland county, to Peekskill in Westchester 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. Judd, from the committee on medical societies and colleges, to which was referred the memorial of the druggists of the city of Brooklyn, relative to licensing apothecaries in said city, reported

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a bill, entitled "An act to extend the operation of an act entitled "An act to amend the charter of the College of Pharmacy in the city of New York,' passed April 26th, 1832, to the city of BrookTyn;" 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. Denniston, from the committee on the incorporation and alteration of the charters of banking and insurance companies, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the city and county of Albany, praying for the incorporation of an insurance company, to be located in said city, reported a bill, entitled “An act to incorporate the Albany county mutual insurance company;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and made the order of the day for the twentythird of March instant.

Mr. Wilkinson, from the committee on the incorporation and alteration of the charters of banking and insurance companies, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Westchester and Putnam, for a fire insurance company, to be located at Peekskill in the county of Westchester, reported a bill, entitled "An act to incorporate the Westchester and Putnam insurance company;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and made the order of the day for the twenty-third of March instant.

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 the directors of the East Creek Turnpike Company, praying for an amendment of their charter, reported a bill, entitled "An act to amend the act entitled “An act to incorporate the East creek 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. 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 the president and directors of the Saugerties and Woodstock Turnpike Company, praying for an alteration of their charter, reported a bill, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Saugerties and Woodstock turnpike company,' passed April 21, 1828;" 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. Harvey, from the committee on the erection and division of towns and counties, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the towns of Sullivan, Manlius and Cicero in the county of Onondaga, praying for the passage of an act to annex a part of the said town of Sullivan to the towns of Cicero and Manlius, reported, that in the opinion of the committee, the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted.

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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. Wilcoxson, from the select committee to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to regulate the taking and summoning of juries in justices' courts," 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, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed.

Mr. Brooks, from the selecť committee to which was referred the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled “An act to continne the charter of the Lenox iron company,” reported, that the committee had gone through the said bill, and agreed to the same without amendment; which he was direeted 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, and the bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Jackson, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of Joseph B. Cheesman, for the passage of a law authorising him to erect a dock adjacent to his land in the town of North-Hempstead, Queens county, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

See Document No. 308.

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

Mr. Jackson, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled "An act to authorise Joseph B. Cheesman to build a dock in the town of North-Hempstead;" 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. King, from the committee on public lands, to which was referred the petition of William L. Beard of the county of Tioga, praying for authority to purchase the right of the people of this State to a certain lot of land in said county, reported a bill, entitled "An act in relation to the public lands in the township of Chemung;' 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. Thorn, from the committee on the incorporation of charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled “An act to incorporate the Sixth ward benevolent society in the city of Troy," 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. Suffern, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported, that the committee have examined the engrossed bill entitled “An act

to incorporate the village of Canastota,” and the engrossed bil entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Clyde in the county of Wayne,” and find the said bills severally correctly engrossed.

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

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

The Canal Commissioners, in obedience to a resolution of the Assembly, under date of the twenty-third ultimo, requesting them to report, at as early a day as conveniently may be, a statement shewing the dverage relative cost per mile of canals and rail-roads, the average relative expense annually of repairs and superintendence, and the average relative charges per ton or other given quantity for transportation; and also whether, in their opinion, any and what articles of produce, merchandize or manufacture, can or cannot, having a due regard to the saving of time as well as other circumstances, be more advantageously conveyed on rail-roads than by canals, with the reasons for their opinion, and such observations on the general subject of this resolution as they may deem appropriate to guide the action of the Legislature in reference thereto, respectfully report:

I See Document No. 296.)

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

Thereupon, Mr. Moore made a motion that the House should agree to order four times the usual number of copies of the said report to be printed for the use of the Legislature, and one hundred copies for the use of the Canal Commissioners.

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

AYES 727
NAYS 40 )

The ayes and nays being required by ten members,

Those who voted in the affirmative are

Mr. Adams
Mr. Baker
Mr. Barnes
Mr. Beecher
Mr. Brooks
Mr. Burhans
Mr. Barnum
Mr. Burr
Mr. Cadwell
Mr. Carpenter
Mr. Carr

Mr. J. Haskell
Mr. Hendee
Mr. Hicks
Mr. Hildreth
Mr. Hiller
Mr. Horton
Mr. Hough
Mr. Jackson
Mr. King
Mr. Krum
Mr. J. W. Lewis

Mr. Pettit
Mr. Phillips
Mr. Powers
Mr. Preston
Mr. Rice
Mr. Ringgold
Mr. Roosevelt
Mr. Shafer
Mr. Shepard
Mr. M. H. Sibley
Mr. Speaker

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