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The President then declared the Senate adjourned until Monday morning, at half-past 10 o'clock.

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1859.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Havermans.

The journal of Saturday was read and approved.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, requesting the concurrence of the Senate to the following entitled bills:

"An act to define the jail liberties of the county of Monroe," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

"An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Sodus Bay Bridge company,' passed April 9, 1819," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to amend the charter of the village of Horse Heads and to provide for a lock-up in said village," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Warren Free Institute, in the city of Troy,' passed March 19, 1846, and to revive and continue in force such act," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

"An act to extend the time for the completion of the road of the Cold Spring Branch Railroad company," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the Warwick and Minisink Turnpike company,' passed July 3, 1851," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

“An act authorizing and sanctioning the removal of the New York Knife company from Matteawan, in the town of Fishkill, Dutchess county, to Walden, in the town of Montgomery, Orange county, New York," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on manufactures.

"An act to determine the location and width of a highway in the towns of Camillus and Geddes, in the county of Onondaga," which

was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act in relation to the village of Delhi," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

"An act to provide for the erection of a new ward in the city of Rochester," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Port Byron and Conquest Turnpike Road and Bridge company,' passed May, 1836, and 'An act amending the same,' passed April, 1851," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to stay proceedings in relation to claims and awards for the diversion of water from the Black river, for the Erie and Black River canals," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on claims.

"An act to authorize lateral plank, turnpike or flag-stone roads in Ulster county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to relieve municipal corporations from giving security on appeal, and to relieve them from payment of costs in certain cases," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act for a free bridge over the Mohawk river," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to authorize the 'Whiteport Plankroad company,' to change the route of such road at certain points, and also to lay an iron track for certain uses, along their plank way," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act to amend 'An act for the removal of the Quarantine station,' passed March 6, 1857," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

"An act to authorize the county clerk of the county of Wayne to record certain deeds," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

"An act to amend and consolidate the several laws in relation to State prisons," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on State prisons.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, informing that they had concurred in the passage of the resolution relative to the election of Regents of the University, on Tuesday, the 29th inst., without amendment.

Also that they had non-concurred in the passage of the bill entitled "An act to provide for reports in pardon cases."

Also that they had concurred in the amendments made thereto by the Senate to the bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Mamaroneck and New Rochelle Steam Navigation company."

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, informing that they had concurred in the passage of the following entitled bills, without amendment:

"An act to change the name of Utica Woolen Mills to the Globe Woolen company.

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"An act to change the name of John Peter Bayer to John Peter Chatillon."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.

The President announced the special order, being the following resolutions:

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the Legislature concur with the Canal Board in the reduction of tolls on the articles of property named in the resolution of that board dated 2d instant, when the same is transported on the canals of this State.

Resolved, (if the Assembly concur,) That the Legislature recommend that the Canal Board so adjust the rates of toll, from time to time, as to command the largest tonnage and revenue, and to this end that the Legislature consent that the said board may reduce the rate of toll for the year 1859, on any and all articles now charged more than one mill per thousand pounds per mile, to any rate not less than one mill.

The President announced the question pending to be on the amendment of Mr. Spinola, in the words following, to wit:

"Five mills on one thousand cubic feet per hundred miles, on square and round timber, and a like reduction on manufactured lumber."

Mr. Pratt moved to amend by adding at the close of the first resolution, the following words, to wit:

"Except that the same shall be an absolute reduction to be made at the time the resolution of the Canal Board takes effect."

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Mr. Smith moved to postpone the further consideration of said resolutions until Wednesday, immediately after executive session." The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion of Mr. Smith, and it was decided in the affirmative. Mr. Spinola presented a remonstrance against the passage of the act in relation to the poor laws of Herkimer county, which was read and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Lamont presented a petition of trustees of the village of Middleport, Niagara county, and others, to declare said village a sepa

rate road district, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Ely presented a remonstrance of Richard Patrick and others, merchants of New York, against an increase of wharfage rates, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Darling, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed, the bills entitled as follows:

"An act in relation to costs in actions upon notes given to Mutual Insurance companies."

"An act to legalize the election, classification and official acts of the trustees of the Lima Baptist church and society."

"An act vesting in the United States of America, jurisdiction over a certain piece of land in the village of West Troy, in the county of Albany."

"An act to release the interest of the people of this State, in certain real estate in Essex county, which escheated on the death of Henry Quinn, to the mother and sisters of said Henry Quinn.”

"An act for the better preservation of the public records."

"An act to confirm the acts of trustees and officers of the village of Lyons, who were elected on the 8th day of March, 1859."

"An act to incorporate the Raymond Collegiate Institute."

"An act to amend the charter and change the name of the Central American Commercial and Industrial company."

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"An act to establish an Asylum in the village of Watertown, in the county of Jefferson, under the following title: 'The Home for Orphan and Destitute Children.'"

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Manhattan Savings Institution,' passed April 10, 1857."

The bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Manhattan Savings Institution,' passed April 10, 1857," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The bill entitled "An act to establish an Asylum in the village of Watertown, in the county of Jefferson, under the following title: "The Home for Orphan and Destitute Children,' " was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative,

a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

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The bill entitled "An act to legalize the election, classification and official acts of the trustees of the Lima Baptist Church and Society, was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to legalize the acts of George Talbot as justice of the peace," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have passed the same, without amendment.

The bill entitled "An act to confirm the acts of the trustees and officers of the village of Lyons, who were elected on the 8th day of March, 1859," was read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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