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On motion of Mr. Rogers and Mr. Lowrie,

The report of the committee relative to the sale of wheat, rye and Indian corn in the port of Philadelphia, read on the 30th January, was again read, and the resolution thereto attached, considered and agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Graham and Mr. Beale, The Senate proceeded to the second reading and consideration of the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

"An act granting a sum of money to aid in removing obstruc-
tions out of Sheerman's creek.'
Section 1. having been considered,

On the question,
Will Senate agree to said section ?

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

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Messrs. Erwin,

Messrs. Ross,
Frailey,

Shannon,
Hopkins,

Shoemaker,
Lane,

G. Weaver,
Maghee,

Welles,
Morgan,

Tod, speaker.
Reed,
So it was determined in the affirmative.
The remaining section and title having been 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 a's follow, to wit.

Auditor General's Office,

February 8, 1816.
SIRI enclose herewith for the honorable the Senate, a copy
of a statement which I yesterday received from the cashier of the
Bank of Swatara.

I am, sir, with high respect,
Your most obedient servant,

GEO. BRYAN.
The hon. Speaker of the Senate

of Perrnsylvania

Statement of the Bank of Swatara-November 6, 1815. Bills and notes discounted outstanding

118,450 55 Expenses Due from other banks

284 Notes of other banks and treasury notes

40,065 Specie

21,443 72

212 77

$ 180,456 04

Stock
Swatara notes in circulation
Dividends unpaid
Due to other banks
Individual deposits

80,580
87,368
1,891 95

582
10,034 09

$ 180,456 04

A dividend was declared on the first Monday in No

vember 1814, on $ 40,290 for three months, at the rate of 6

per

cent. per annum Six per cent. duty on $ 604 35, payable to the state One and an half per cent. duty on 8 604 35, paya:

ble to the United States

604 35 3.6 26

9 06

649 67

Dividend declared on 860,435, the 1st Mon

day in May 1815, for six months, at the
rate of 9

per
cent.
per annum

2,719 57) Dividend declared on S 80,580, the 1st Mon

day in November 1815, for six months, at the rate of 9 per cent. per annum

3,626 10 Six per cent. duty payable to the state One and an half per cent. duty payable to the Uni

ted States

6,345 67

380 73

95 185

$ 6,821 59

By order of the president and directors.

JOHN NEILSON, Cashier, Ordered, To lie on the table.

The bill, entitled • An act authorizing Joseph Budd and Joshua Budd to build a toll bridge across the Youghiogeny river in Westmoreland coun, ty,' 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 transcribed for a third reading.
The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled
An act to enable the Governor to incorporate a company for

making an artificial road from Jersey Shore in the county of Lycoming by the best and nearest route to Coudersport in the county of Potter,' was read the second time as reported by a committee of the whole yesterday.

The several sections were considered and agreed to.
The title being under consideration,
A motion was made by Mr. Welles and Mr. Ross,

To postpone the further consideration thereof, for the purpose of introducing a new section to be called section 4. in the words following, to wit.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the Governor be, and he is hereby authorized and required to subscribe on behalf of this commonwealth for two hundred shares of stock in said company, and as soon as any ten miles of said road is completed, the Governor is further authorized and required to draw his warrant on the state treasurer in favor of said company for the one sixth part of the above subscription, which is hereby authorized to be subscribed, and the like sum for every other ten miles until the whole road is completed.'

On the question,
Will Senate agree so to postpone ?

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

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NAYS:

18.

MAYS,
Messrs. Baily,

Messrs. M'Sherry,
Erwin,

Power,
Ewing,

Reed,
Frailey,

Shannon,
Graham,

Shearer,
Hopkins,

Smith,
Lowrie,

G. Weaver,
Maghee,

1. Weaver,
M'Farland,

Tod, speaker.
So it was determined in the negative.
The question on the title recurring,

Ön motion,
It was amended by striking therefrom the words - by the near-
est and best route,' and agreed to as amended.
Ordered, That said bill be prepared for a third reading.

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

( An act to enable the executors of Valentinę Kloess to sell aprtain real estate,'

And after some time,
The committee rose and reported said hill as committed.
On motion of Mr. Frailey and Mr. Ewing,
The Senate adjourned until 3 o'clock this afternoon.

SAME DAY IN THE AFTERNOON.

Agreeably to order,

The Senate resolved itself into a comunittee of the whole, Mr. Frailey in the chair, on the bill, entitled • An act providing for the redemption of a certain certificate.'

And after some time,
The committee rose and reported the same as committed.

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

The Speaker laid before the Senate a letter from the president of the board of inspectors of the Philadelphia prison, transmitting a statement of the number and species of crimes for which prisoners have been convicted, sentenced and confined in said prison from the beginning of the year 1790 to the conclusion of the year 1815; and The same was read and laid on the table.*

Agreeably to order,

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

• A supplement to the act, entitled, an act appropriating certain militia fines to the improvement of public roads.'

And after some time, The committee rose and reported said bill with one amendment.

Agreeably to oriler,

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

6 An act to authorize the Governor of this commonwealth to incorporate a company to erect a bridge over the river Juniata at the borough of Huntingdon.'

And after some time, The committee rose and reported the same with amendments.

The clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, presented for concurrence the bills, entitled as follow, viz.

* For said document see appendix,

• An act to extend the act, entitled, an act to prevent the disturbance of religious societies within the city of Philadelphia during the time of divine service, passed the 4th of April 1798, to the incorporated district of the Northern Liberties, in the county of Philadelphia.'

* An act to enable the Governor to incorporate a company for making an artificial road from Henry Hews', in the county of Lycoming, by the best and nearest route to Aaron Bloss' in the coun. ty of Tioga.'

• A further supplement to an act, entitled, an act to incorpora ate a company for making an artificial road from Harrisburg through Lewistown and Huntingdon to Pittsburg.'

• An act directing certain payments to be made to the first troop of city cavalry.

• An act to provide for the continuance of courts of quarter sessions.'

He returned the bill, entitled • An act for the relief of John Thompson.'

And informed, That the House of Representatives have passed said bill without amendment.

The bills presented for concurrence were read the first time.
On motion of Mr. Forster and Mr. Jarrett,

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

• An act authorizing and empowering John Moore, to execute a title to George Forney for a certain real estate therein mentioned.'

And after some time, The committee rose and reported said bill without amendment.

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.

The clerk of the House of Representatives being introduceday presented for signature, the bills, entitled as follow, viz.

* An act to enable the representatives of Thomas Allibone late of the city of Philadelphia, deceased, who are of full age, and the guardian of those who are minors, to convey and assure a lot of ground in the Northern Liberties of the city of Philadelphia.

An act for the improvement of a road beginning at the point where the Coshecton and Great Bend turnpike passes through the Moosic mountain, in a western direction to the west line of the state, and for other purposes

6 An act to enable Joseph Crawford and William Hamill, executors to the last will and testament of William Clennal an alien, late of Montgomery county, deceased, to convey certain real estate.'

* An act authorizing the Governor to incorporate the North ampton Water Company.'

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