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FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1835.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

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The petition of sundry inhabitants of the towns of Cortland, Yorktown and Somers in the county of Westchester, praying for the appointment of coinmissioners to alter a certain road therein, 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 trustees of Union Society, and the wardens and vestrymen of St. Luke's Church in the town of Somers in the county of Westchester, praying for the passage of an act authorising them to sell certain joint property, was read, and referred to the committee on the incorporation of charitable and religious societies.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Ulster, praying for the passage of an act authorising the supervisors of said county to raise money by tax, to build a bridge over the Shawangunk-kill 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.

Mr. Stevens, from the committee appointed in pursuance of the fifty-first rule of this House, to examine all bills committed to a committec 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 amend the act entitled 'An act to incorporate the proprietors of the Albany water-works;'” the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Rochester water-works company;” the bill entitled "An act to provide for the payment of costs in certain cases;" the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the North-Hempstead and Flushing turnpike road and bridge company;" the bill entiiled "An act to amend the act entitled 'An act in relation to the trustees of the Sailors' snug harbor in the city of NewYork,' passed April 23d, 1834;" the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Schuylerville bridge company;" the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act authorising money to be raised by tax on certain towns of the county of Erie, for inproving the roads passing through the Indian reservation in said county,' passed April 24th, 1833;" the bill entitled “An act to authorise the appointment of a public administrator in the city of Brooklyn;" and the bill entitled "An act to prohibit the sale of ardent spirits to the St. Regis Indians."

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 amend the act entitled • An act to incorporate the

proprietors of the Albany water-works,'" be referred to a select

committee, consisting of Mr. Livingston, Mr. Seger and Mr. Adams; that the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Rochester water-works company," be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. D. Sibley, Mr. King and Mr. Parker; that the bill entitled “An act to provide for the payment of costs in certain cases," be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Hough, Mr. Shafer and Mr. A. Hascall; that the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the North-Hempstead and Flushing turnpike road and bridge company,” be referred to a sclect committee, consisting of Mr. Conklin, Mr. Griswold and Mr. Jackson; that the bill entitled “An act to amend the act entitled 'An act in relation to the trustces of the Sailors' snug harbor in the city of New York,' passed April 23d, 1834,be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Adams, Mr. Wager and Mr. Clinch; that the bill entitled An act to incorporate the Schuylerville bridge company,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Becc!ier, Mr. Tomlinson and Mr. Hicks; that the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act authorising money to be raised by tax on certain towns of the county of Erie, for improving the roads passing through the Indian reservation in said county,' passed April 24th, 1833," be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Plumb, Mr. Moseley and Mr. Pettit; that the bill entitled "An act 10 authorise the appointinent of a public administrator in the city of Brooklyn," be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. Brasher, Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Parker; and that the bill entitled *An act to prohibit the sale of ardent spirits to the St. Regis In. dians,” be referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. A. Hascall, Mr. J. Haskell and Mr. Patterson, to be by the said committees severally reported complete.

Mr. C. Strony, from the committee on the establishment and improvement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike companies, to which was referred th> petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Jefferson, praying for an alteration of the law authorising the construction of a bridge over the Chaumont river in said county, reported a bill, entitled "An act lo alter and continue in force an act authorising Vincent Le Ray De Chaumont to build a toll-bridge over the Chaumont river in the county of Jefferson, passed March 12th, 1823;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to a select committee, consisting of Mr. C. Strong, Mr. Farwell and Mr. Dayan, to report the same complete.

Mr. Wetmore, from the committee on colleges, academies and common schools, to which was referred the petition of Stephen Van Rensselaer and others, praying for the incorporation of the New-York State Agricultural School, reported a bill, entitled "An act to authorise the establishment of the New York State agricultural school;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and committed io a commitice of the whole house.

Mr. Patterson, from the committee on the petitions of aliens, to which was referred the petition of Isaac Lagrange, an alien, pray

ing legislative relief, reported, that the required legal notices do not accompany the said petition; for which reason, ihe comınittee are of the opinion that the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

Mr. Speaker put the question whether the House would agrec with the committee in their said report, and it was determined in the affirmative.

Mr. Wetmore, from the committee on colleges, academies and common schools, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the high school district in the city of Rochester. praying for a repeal of the law in relation to said district, passed March 151h, 1827, reported. that in the opinion of the committee, the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted.

Nr. Speaker put the question whether the House would agree with the committee in their said report, and it was determined in the affirmative.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on the erection and division of towns and counties, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Lake-Pleasant in the county of Hamil. ton, praying for the erection of a new town therefrom, reported a bill, entitled "An act to erect the town of Morehouse in the county of Hamilion;" which was read the first line, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred to a select com. milice, consisting of Mr. Adanıs, Mr. Wager and Mr. Odell, to report ihe same complete.

Mr. Anthony, from the committee on the establishment and iinprovement of roads and bridges, and the incorporation of turnpike companies, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Dutchess, praying for an act to revive and amend the Dutchess Union Turnpike Company, reported a bill, entitled "An act to incorporate the Dover and Union-Vale turnpike conpany;" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read a second time, and referred 10 a select cominittee, consisting of Mr. Judd, Mr. Thorn and Mr. Barnes, to report the same complete.

Mr. Tomlinson, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act further to ainend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Buffalo,'” 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 agrecd to by the House.

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed.

Mr. Burhans, from the select committee to which was referred the engrossed bill from the Senate, entitled "An act to arnend an art to incorporate the New-Paltz acadeiny, passed April 12th, 1833,” reported, that the committee had gone through the said bill, and agreed to the same without amendinent; which he was directed to rsport 10 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. Brasher, from the select committee to which was referred sixteen petitions scverally made by John Lorimer Graham, Reuben Withers, Daniel Jackson, Ellis Pouler. John Devon, Peter Ferriere, John Downes, John Miller, John Morrell, Lewis Sandford, Peter Wyckoff, John C. Halsey, Williain Lake, Thomas Lake, Richard Lake, James Gould, Silas Butler, Charles O. Handy, William Sinclair, Charles Dickinson, James B. Taylor, Joshua Webb, John S. M'Kibbin and Thomas Nicholls, praying for the passage of a law granting to them, respectively, certain lands, and lands covered with water in the East river, adjacent to land owned by them, respectively, in the village of Williamsburgh, county of Kings, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document No. 350.] Ordered, That leave be given to bring in such bill.

Mr. Brasher, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled "An acı granting certain land and land under water in the village of Williamsburgh, county of Kings, to certain persons therein named, owners of the adjacent upland, and authorising them 10 crect a dock or docks therein;" 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. Niles, from the committce on engrossed bills, reported, that the committee had exainined the engrossed bill entitled "An act to authorise the trustees of the Mayville Baptist society to sell certain real cstate;" the engrossed bill entitled "An act relating to the support of paupers in St. Lawrence county;" the engrossed bill entitled "An act authorising a percentage to be added to unpaid taxes in the city of New-York;" the engrossed bill entitled "An act to abolish imprisonment for debt, and to punish fraudulent debtors;" the engrossed bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Sable iron company;” the engrossed bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Western eye and ear infirmary;" the engrossed will cnitled "An act in relation to school district number thirteen in the town of Newburgh and county of Orange;" and the engrossed 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;" and find the said bills severally correctly engrossed.

Orde, ed, That the said bills be laid upon the table.

Mr. Moseley, from the sclect committee to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to loan money to the county of Erie,” reported, that the committee had gone through the said bill, and agreed to the såme 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.

Mr. Moseley, from the select committee to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Sailors' and Boatmen's friend sociсty,” 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.

Mr. Moseley, from the select committee to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to amend an act cntitled 'An act authorising money to be raised by tax on certain towns of the county of Eric, for improving the roads passing through the Indian reservation in said county,' passed April 24th, 1833,” 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.

Mr. Tomlinson, from the select committee to which was referred the bill entitled "An act authorising the appointment of a supreme court commissioner, to reside in the village of Keeseville in the towns of Peru and Chesterfield,” reported, that the committce 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.

Mr. Hough, from the select committee to which was referred 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 Chiltenango landing to Oneida lake,” 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, Thai the bill be engrossed.

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

The Canal Board respectfully represent to the Legislature, that much embarrassment is experienced by the persons navigating the Champlain canal, as well as by the canal superintendents and the State hands, growing out of the exaction of toll for crossing the towing-path bridge which is connected with the toll-bridge of the Cohocs Bridge Company, across the Mohawk river.

[See Document No. 364.] Ordered, That the said report be referred to the committee on canals and internal improvements.

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