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Mr. Livingston offered for the consideration of the House, the following recital and resolution, to wit:

Whereas great and general complaint appears to prevail in the public mind, as to the extraordinary delays in the Court of Chancery and the Supreme Court, in respect to the hearing and expediting of the decision of causes; and whereas the reasons of such delays niay be owing to the imperfection of the judicial system adopted by the Constitution and laws of this State:

Therefore, Resolved, with the view of obtaining adequate and proper information in relation to the subjects above mentioned, and to enable the Legislature to apply the proper remedies for defects that may exist in the present system, That the Chancellor and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court be requested to inform this House of the present state of business in their respective courts, and whether, in their opinion, there is just ground for the complaints alluded to; and if so, then that they be requested to report to this House such a judicial system as will, in their opinion, be adequate to perform with despatch the business which will probably have to be transacted before our said judicial tribunals.

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

On motion of Mr. M. H. Sibley, Resolved, That the committee on claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Anson Thompson for relief, and of Asa Burrows for remuneration for damages done to his lands by the waters of the Erie canal, and that the same be referred to the committee on grievances.

The House then proceeded to the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by Mr. Tomlinson; the same was again read, in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorising the assignees and trustees of insolvent debtors, not falling within the provisions of the Revised Statutes relative to the voluntary assignments of debtors for the benefit of their creditors, to prosecute in their own names or otherwise, to recover the estate, debts and things in action, belonging or due to said debtor, and more especially in cases where the insolvent has died intestate, and no administration has been made of his effects.

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

On motion of Mr. Adams, Resolved, That the committee on grievances be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of G. S. and H. Perry, praying for compensation for losses sustained by them in consequence of widening the aqueduct on the Erie canal at New-Boston; and that the same be referred to the Canal Commissioners.

The House then proceeded to the consideration of the resolution heretofore offered by Mr. Herttell; the same being amended, was again read, in the words following, to wit:

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Resolved, (if the Honorable the Senate concur herein,) That a joint committee of both houses be appointed, to inquire into the expediency and practicability of establishing in this State, with a view to a system of universal education, industral, agricultural, mechanical, scientific and literary institutes or schools; and that the said committee report thereon at the present session of the Legislature.

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

Thereupon,
Ordered, That Mr. Herttell, Mr. Warren, Mr. Moore, Mr. Cash
and Mr. Wilcoxson, be of the said committee on the part of this
House.

Ordered, That the clerk deliver a copy of the preceding resolution to the Senate, and request their concurrence in the same.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill entitled "An act regulating the tax on dogs in the county of Westchester;" and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Palmer, from the said committee, 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.

Thereupon, The report of the committee of the whole being amended, by inserting at the end of the sixth and last section thereof the words "and all the provisions of the aforesaid title which are inconsistent with this act, are hereby repealed;"

Mr. Speaker put the question whether the House would agree with the committee of the whole in their report as amended, and it was determined in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill entitled "An act in relation to the Bowery savings bank in the city of New York;" and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Anthony, 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.

Mr. Ogden, from a majority of the select committee to which was referred the petition of Isaac Crabb of the county of Ontario, for the passage of an act authorising him to change his name from that of Isaac Crabb to Isaac Harrison, reported; and asked leave to introduce a bill.

[See Document No. 32.]
Ordered, That leave be given to bring in such bill.
(ASSEMBLY JOURNAL.]

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Mr. Ogden, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act to change the name of Isaac Crabb;" 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.

Thereupon, The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the said bill; and after some time spent thereon, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Cuykendall, 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 deli.vered the same in at the table, where it was again read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed.

And then the House adjourned till eleven o'clock to-morrow morning.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1835.

The House met pursuant to adjournment.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Livingston, praying for the construction of a canal from Rochester to Olean, was read, and referred to the committee on canals and internal improvements.

The petition of the trustees of the Mount-Pleasant Academy in the county of Westchester, praying for the passage of an act exonerating them from the payment of a certain sum of money therein specified, was read, and referred to the committee on colleges, academics and common schools.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Sullivan, praying the aid of the State in the construction of the New York and Eric rail-road, was read, and referred to the committee on rail-roads.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Chenango, praying for the incorporation of the Wool-Growers' Bank, to be located 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.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Spafford in the county of Onondaga, praying for a division of said town, was read, and referred to the committee on the ereciion and division of towns and counties.

The petition of the board of supervisors of the county of Albany, praying for the passage of an act authorising the election of commissioners of deeds in the different towns in said county, at their

amaal town meetings, was read, and referred to the committee on privileges and elections.

The petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Warren, praying for an appropriation from the State treasury of four thousand dollars, to build a free bridge across the Hudson river at or near its junction with Schroon river, 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 mechanics of the county of Tioga, 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 towns of Le Roy and Bergen in the county of Genesee, praying for the passage of an act authorising the First Methodist Episcopal Society in said towns to change its name, was read, and referred to the committee on the incorporation of charitable and religious societies.

The petition of John W. Wisner of the town of Elmira in the county of Tioga, praying remuneration for services alleged to have been performed on the Chemung canal, was read, and referred to the Canal Commissioners.

Mr. Adams, from the committee on grievances, to which was referred the petition of Jacob I. Timmerman, for the passage of a law enabling him to obtain full and adequate relief from an incumbrance upon a lot of land sold by mistake for quit rent, reported; and asked asked leave to introduce a bill.

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[See Document No. 37.]
Ordered, That leave be given to bring in such bill.

Mr. Adams, according to leave, brought in the said bill, entitled “An act for the relief of Jacob I. Timmerman;" 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 committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Oneida, praying for the appointment of an additional master in chancery for said county, reported a bill, entitled "An act in re!a. tion to masters in chancery in the county of Oneida;" 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 Onondaga, praying for the appointment of commissioners to lay out a road from the village of Skancateles to the village of Camillus ini said county, reported a bill, entitled “An act to appoint commissioners to lay out a road from the village of Skaneateles to the village of Camillus in the county of Onondaga;" 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.

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Mr. Roosevelt, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the resolution of yesterday, instructing said committee to inquire into the expediency of allowing transcripts of judgments in the superior court of the city of New-York to be filed and docketed in the supreme court of the State, reported a bill, entitled "An act in relation to judgments in the superior court 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.

The Senate returned the resolution of this House of the ninth instant, fixing the time for the appointment of a Surveyor-General and Regent of the University.

A message from the Senate was read, informing that they have passed the bill entitled “An act extending the time for the collecting of taxes in the town of Bushwick in the county of Kings," without amendment. Ordered, That the clerk deliver the said bill to the Governor.

On motion of Mr. Burhans, Resolved, That the committee on claims, to whom was referred the petition of George Kinsella, praying for compensation for damages sustained by the construction of ihe Erie canal at Schenectady; and also the petition of John Car Scadden of Madison county, for relief, be discharged from the further consideration of the said petitions, and that the same be referred to the committee on grievances.

Mr. Williams gàve notice that he would ask leave to introduce a bill, at some future day, to reduce the rate of interest in this State to six per cent per annum.

Mr. M. H. Sibley gave notice of his intention to ask leave, at some future day, to bring in a bill to amend article second, title fifth, chapter sixth, part third of the Revised Statutes, so far as to authorise the assignment of sheriffs' certificates on the sale of real estate.

On motion of Mr. Adams,
Resolved, That the committee on grievances be discharged from
the further consideration of the petition of sundry inhabitants of
the county of Tioga, for damages sustained by the construction of
the Chemung canal; and that the same be referred to the Canal
Commissioners.

On motion of Mr. Wetmore,
Resolved, That the annual report of the Trustees of the State
Library be referred to the committee on colleges, academies and
common schools.

On motion of Mr. Adams,
Resolved, That the committee on grievances be discharged from
the further consideration of the petition of Asa Burrows, praying
remuneration for damages done him by the overflowing of the Erie
canal; and that the same be referred to the Canal Commissioners.

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Wylie asked for and obtained leave to bring in a bill, entitled "An act legalizing the conveyance of a certain piece of land to Stephen R. Woodward, and

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