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The bill, entitled * An act authorizing the administrators of Israel Bringhurst te convey a certain tract of land,' was read the third time,

and Resolved, That this bill pass.

Ordered, That the clerk present said bills to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled • An act authorizing the election of a constable in the borough of Greenshurg,' was read the third time, and

Resolved, That this bill pass.
The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

• A supplement to the act authorizing Andrew Bozorth and Doctor Phineas Jenks, executors of the last will and testament of Mannah Dyer, deceased, to sell and convey a certain tract of land therein mentioned,' was read the third time, and

On the question, Shall this bill pass ?

The yeas and nays were required by Mr. G.Weaver, and Mr. Ewing and are as follow, to wit.

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Messrs. Ewing,

Messrs. Shoemaker,
Frailey,

G. Weaver,
Lane,

Tod, speaker,

6. So it was determined in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the clerk return said bills to the House of Representatives with information that Senate have passed the same with amendments, in which the concurrence of that house is requested.

The clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, presented for concurrence the bill, entitled

6 A supplement to an act, entitled, an act for the erection of a poor house, for the better relief and employment of the poor in the townships of Oxford and Lower Dublin in the county of Philadelphia. Also, a

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• Resolution relative to the postage of joúrnals and other documents under the laws of the United States.'

He informed, That the House of Representatives have receded from their amendments, non-concurred in by Senate, to the bill, entitled

• An act authorizing the Governor to incorporate the York Water Company.'

The bill and resolution presented for concurrence were read the first time.

On motion of Mr. Murray and Mr. Graham, : The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. *--Lane in the chair, on the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

An act for the relief of Michael Wheeland, an old soldier.

And after some time, The committee rose and reported the said bill with amendments, which were read.

On motion, Said bill was read the second time, considered by section and agreed to, and Ordered, That it be prepared for a third reading

Agreeably to order,

The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Hopkins in the chair, on the bill, entitled

"An act providing for the sale of the State House and the ground attached thereto, in Philadelphia.'

And after some time, The committee rose, reported progress and asked leave to sit again; leave was granted, and Ordered, That the committee of the whole sit again to-morrow On motion of Mr. I. Weaver and Mr. M-Farland, The Senate adjourned until 3 o'clock this afternoon.

SAME DAY IN THE AFTERNOON.

The Speaker laid before the Senate a letter from N. B. Boileau, secretary of the commonwealth, with the documents* therein referred to, which was read as follows, to wit.

(COPY.)
Secretary's Office,

February 1, 1816. SIR-In compliance with the directions of a resolution of the General Assembly, passed 13th March 1815, relative to the col

* See appendix.

lection of materials for the publication of a map of Pennsylvania, I present such information as I have obtained on that subject. Circular letters were addressed to the several deputy surveyors and clerks of the courts of quarter sessions of this commonwealth-copies of which are herewith inclosed. The deputies generally have expressed a willingness to undertake to furnish drafts of their respective counties, and the clerks of the courts, maps and drafts of roads deposited in their offices. Some of thé deputies and clerks have given estimates of the probable expense-a memorandum of their estimates is also inclosed.

In order to ascertain the probable expense of connecting the maps or drafts of the several counties, engraving the plates, &c. application was made to Mr. Melish, a gentleman particularly conversant in business of that kind-a copy of his letter is here. with transmitted.

Although authorized by the resolution to contract with individuals for furnishing materials, it was not deemed expedient until some data was laid before the legislature upon which some calculation might be made as to the probable expenses of the work.

I regret that I am not able to communicate any thing more satisfactory on that point.

Having however, presented all the information in my possession, it is respectfully submitted to the legislature, whether or not they will deem it proper to direct the prosecution of the work, and make the requisite appropriation, and also to suggest the mode of publication which shall be pursued.

I avail myself of this opportunity to state, that I have not been able to procure from Washington, Philadelphia, or any other place as yet, copies of the journals of congress directed to be obtained if practicable, by a resolution of the legislature of the 13th March last.

Very respectfully, sir,
Your obedient servant,

N. B. BOILEAU, Secretary. John Tod, Esq.

Speaker of Senate.

Whereupon,
On motion of Mr. I. Weaver and Mr. Shearer,

Ordered, That so much of the foregoing letter as relates to the formation of a correct map of the state, be referred to a committee, and

That Mr. I. Weaver, Mr. Biddle, Mr. Lane, Mr. Ross and Mr. Lowrie be the committee.

Agreeably to order, The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Shearer in the chair, on the bill, entitled • An act relative to turnpike companies.'

And after some time, The committee rose and reported said bill with amendments, which were read.

Agreeably to order, The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Jarrett in the chair, on the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

* An act establishing an academy in the borough of Lebanon in the county of Lebanon.'

And after some time, The committee rose and reported said bill with amendments, which were read.

Adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning,

FRIDAY, February 2, 1816.

Mr. Graham presented a petition from the trustees of Dickinson College, praying that a law may be passed making legislative provision for the necessary professorships in said college, or that the legislature will grant them such aid as they may deem expedient; and

Said petition was read and referred to Mr. Graham, Mr. Biddle, Mr. Welles, Mr. Poe and Mr. Rogers.

Mr. Sinith from the committee appointed for the purpose on the 27th January, reported a bill, entitled

. An act to authwrize the Governor of this commonwealth to incorporate a company to erect a bridge over the river Juniata at the borough of Huntingdon,' which was read the first time.

Mr. Frailey from the committee to whom was referred on the 22d January, the petition of George Snell, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled

• An act for the relief of George Snell,' which was read the first time.

The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

6 An act for the relief of Michael Wheeland, an old soldier,' was read the third time, and

Resolved, That this bill pass.

Ordered, That the clerk return said bill to the House of Representatives with information that Senate have passed the same with amendments, in which the concurrence of that house is requested.

On motion of Mr. Lowrie and Mr. Power, The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the bill, entitled • An act to incorporate the city of Pittsburg.

Whereupon, on motion, Said bill was re-committed to Mr. Lowrie, Mr. Smith and Mr. Power.

The bill, entitled

An act relative to turnpike companies,' was read the second time as reported by a committee of the whole yesterday. Section 1. being under consideration,

On the question,
Will Senate agree to said section?

The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Frailey and Mr. Graham, and are as follow, to wit.

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Messrs. Baily,

Messrs. Maghee,
Beale,

Murray,
Erwin,

Poe,
Ewing,

Rogers,
Forster,

Ross,
Frailey,

Shannon,
Graham,

Shearer,
Hopkins,

G. Weaver,
Jarrett,

I. Weaver,

19. Lane, So it was determined in the negative, and the bill consequently lost. The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

An act establishing an academy in the borough of Lebanon, in the county of Lebanon,' was read the second time as reported.. by a committee of the whole yesterday, considered by section and agreed to.

Ordered, That said bill be prepared for a third reading.

The Speaker laid before the Senate a letter from the Auditor General with the document therein referred to, which were read as follow, to wit.

Auditor General's Office,

February 2, 1816. : SIR-The enclosed are copies of returns from the “ Farmers Bank of Reading” and “ Westmoreland Bank of Pennsylvania," intended to supply what has been deemed deficient in their for.. mer returns.

Very respectfully, sir,
Your most obedient servant,

GEO. BRYAN. The kon. Speaker of the Senate

of Pennsylvania.

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