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On motion of Mr. Richmond, Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the New-York Freewill Baptist missionary society,” and that the same be referred to a select committee to report complete. Thereupon, Ordered, That Mr. Richmond, Mr. T. Lewis and Mr. Thorn, be the said committee. On motion of Mr. Van Bergen, Resolved, That the bill entitled “An act to amend title third of the seventeenth chapter of the first part of the Revised Statutes,” be referred to a select committee to report complete. Thereupon, Ordered, That Mr. Van Bergen, Mr. Wilcoxson and Mr. Hall, be the said committee. Mr. Roosevelt gave notice of his intention to ask leave to introduce a bill for the appointment of commissioners in other States, to take the acknowledgment and proof of deeds and other instruments relating to lands situated in this State. On motion of Mr. Burhans, Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Delaware literary and religious institute,” and that the same be referred to a select committee to report complete. Thereupon, Ordered, That Mr. Burhans, Mr. Farwell and Mr. Denniston, be the said committee. Mr. A. Hascall gave notice that he would hereafter ask leave to introduce a bill to provide for the redemption of a part of the arsenal lot in the county of Franklin. On motion of Mr. Davis, * Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill to incorporate the Zoological

Institute, and that the same be referred to a select committee to report complete. *

Thereupon, Ordered, That Mr. Davis, Mr. Cash and Mr. A. Woodworth, be the said committee. On motion of Mr. Groom, Resolved, That the petition presented to the last Legislature, praying for the raising of the salaries of all the officers of the Auburn State Prison, except the agent, be referred to the committee of the whole when on the bill to provide for paying the inspectors of said prison for their services. Mr. Moore gave notice that he would, at some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill to regulate the taxation of the accounts of district attorneys. On motion of Mr. Judd, Resolved, That the bill from the Senate, to authorise the Mat

teawan Company to increase their capital stock, be ordered to a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Burke, Ordered, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill to annex a part of the town of Otto in the county of Cattaraugus, to the town of Ashford in said county; and that the same be referred to a select committee to report complete. Thereupon, Ordered, That Mr. Burke, Mr. Blatchley and Mr. Patterson, be the said committee. The House then again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill entitled “An act to amend the act entitled “An act to abolish imprisonment for debt, and to punish fraudulent debtors, passed April 26th, 1831;” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Wager, from the said committee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave

to sit again.

And then the House adjourned till four o'clock this afternoon.

FOUR O'CLOCK P. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

The House then again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill entitled “An act for the relief of Holmes Hutchinson;” and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Barnum, from the said committee, reported progress, and asked for and obtained leave to sit again.

And then the House adjourned until ten o’clock to-morrow morning.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1835.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

The petition of John I. Beardslee, praying relief from, and compensation for damages alleged in consequence of the Minden dam, was read, and referred to the Canal Commissioners.

The petitions of John Lorimer Graham, and sundry others of the county of Kings, praying for a grant of land under water adjoining their lots in Williamsburgh in said county, were read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Brasher, Mr. Clinch and Mr. P. W. Paddock.

The petition of Luther Pardee of the county of Herkimer, pray. ing for damages alleged to have been sustained in consequence 9

the erection of the State dam at Minden in said county, was read, and referred to the Canal Commissioners. Five several petitions of sundry inhabitants of the county of Westchester, praying the passage of an act authorising the construction of a new road from Eastchester bridge to the village of New-Rochelle in said county, was read, and referred to the committee on the incorporation and alteration of the charters of banking and insurance companies. The memorial of sundry inhabitants of the county of Erie, praying for relief in relation to certain oppressive measures of the Holland Land Company, was read, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. The petition of John Ridden of the city of New-York, praying for the release by the State of a certain lot of land in said city, was read, and referred to the Commissioners of the Land-Office. The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Dutchess, praying for the revival and amendment of the act incorporating the Dutchess Union Turnpike Company, passed April 19th, 1813, 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 Orange, in favor of the New-Windsor and Cornwall Turnpike Company aban-doning a part of their road, was read, and referred to the committee on the establishment and improvement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike companies. Mr. Niles, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported, that the committee have examined the engrossed bill entitled “An act to explain and amend title third of chapter fifth of part third of the Revised Statutes, entitled “Of the partition of lands owned by several persons;’” the engrossed bill entitled “An act for the relief of Montgomery academy;” the engrossed bill entitled “An act to authorise Samuel W. Bard to establish a ferry between Haverstraw and Peekskill;” the engrossed bill entitled “An act to extend the time for completing the New-York and Harlem rail-road, and for other purposes;” and the engrossed bill entitled “An act to authorise Ward Hunter to establish a ferry between Peekskill and Haverstraw,” and find the said bills severally correctly engrossed. Orde, ed., That the said bills be laid upon the table. The memorial of the president of the American Institute of the city of New-York, praying for the passage of an act authorising a geological survey of the State, was read, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Clinch, Mr. Wager and Mr. M. H. Sibley. Mr. Patterson, from the committee on the petitions of aliens, to which was referred the petition of James L'Amoureux, praying relief in relation to a certain lot of land which he purchased of an alien, reported a bill, entitled “An act for the relief of James L'Amoureux;” which was rend 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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Mr. Gray, from the committee appointed in pursuance of the forty-seventh rule of this House, reported, that the committee have examined the engrossed bill entitled “An act concerning the assessment of taxes on incorporated companies,” and are of the opinion that the said bill requires the votes of two-thirds of all the members elected to both branches of the Legislature to pass the same into a law. Ordered, That the said bill be laid upon the table. Mr. Wetmore, from the committee on the militia and the public defence, to which was referred so much of the message of the Governor as relates to the Arsenal in the city of New-York, reported a bill, entitled “An act relative to the State arsenal in the city of New-York;” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to a select committee, consisting of one member from each Senate district, to report the same complete. Thereupon, Ordered, That Mr. Judd, Mr. Brasher, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Stetson. Mr. Farwell, Mr. Warren, Mr. Coe and Mr. Patterson, be the said committee. Mr. Palmer, from the committee appointed in pursuance of the fisty-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 a percentage to be added to unpaid taxes in the city of New-York;” the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Genesee seminary;” the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Sailors' and Boatmen's friend society;” the bill entitled “An act to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to laying out public highways;” the bill entitled “An act further to relieve certain taxable inhabitants of the village of Lansingburgh;” the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Sable iron company;” the bill entitled “An act to loan money to the county of Erie;” the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Elmira Mechanics' society;” the bill entitled “An act authorising the appointment of a supreme court commissioner, to reside in the village of Keeseville and county of Essex;” the 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;” the bill entitled “An act authorising an additional sum of money to be raised in the town of Sullivan in the county of Madison, for the construction and maintenance of a highway from Chittenango landing to Oneida lake;” and the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Troy orphan asylum.” 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 authorising a percentage to be added to unpaid taxes, in the city of New-York,” be referred to a select committee, consist

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ang of Mr. Clinch, Mr. Hall and Mr. Brasher; that the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Genesee seminary,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Tyrrel, Mr. D. Sibley and Mr. Wetmore; that the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Sailors' and Boatmen's friend society,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Moseley, Mr. Plumb and Mr. Parker; that the bill entitled “An act to amend the Revised Statutes in relation to laying out public highways,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Gray, Mr. Judd and Mr. Adams; that the bill entitled “An act further to relieve certain taxable inhabitants of the village of Lansingburgh,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Griswold, Mr. Moore and Mr. Beecher; that the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Sable iron company,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Tomlinson, Mr. A. Hascall and Mr. King; that the bill entitled “An act to loan money to the county of Erie,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Moseley, Mr. M'Neil and Mr. Pettit; that the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Elmira Mechanics' society.” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Bennet, Mr. Niles and Mr. Lytle; that the bill entitled “An act authorising the appointment of a supreme court commissioner, to reside in the village of Keeseville and county of Essex,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Tomlinson, Mr. Hicks and Mr. W. S. Paddock; that the 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,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Pettit, Mr. Burr and Mr. Richmond; that the bill entitled “An act authorising an additional sum of money te be raised in the town of Sullivan in the county of Madison, for the construction and maintenance of a highway from Chittemango landing to Oneida lake.” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Hough, Mr. Powers and Mr. Brooks; and that the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Troy orphan asylum,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Springer, Mr. Seger and Mr. Burke, to be by the said committee severally reported complete.

Mr. Livingston, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled “An act to regulate the sale of stocks and bills of exchange,” reported, that the committee have examined the said bill, and prepared amendments thereto, with which they 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. Dayan, from the select committee to which was referred the memorial of Gershom Corwin, reported; and offered the following resolution:

[See Document JNo. 346.]

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

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