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presentatives with information that Senate have passed the same with amendments, in which the concurrence of that house is requested.

The bill, entitled 6 An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate a company for erecting a permanent bridge over the river Susquehanna, at or near Clark's ferry in the county of Cumberland,' was read the third time, and

Resolved, That this bill pass. * Ordered, That the clerk present said bill to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

The bill, entitled 6 An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate a company to erect a bridge over the river Schuylkill, at or near Hamburg in the county of Berks,' was read the second time as reported by a committee of the whole yesterday, considered by section and agreed to, and Ordered, That it be transcribed for a third reading.

A motion was made by Mr. Frailey and Mr. Shoemaker, and read as follows, to wit.

Resolved, That the state treasurer lay before Senate a statement of the whole amount of monies received at the treasury under the 10th section of the act, entitled 'An act regulating banks,' specifying particularly the day when paid, and the amount received from each respective bank.

Ordered, To lie on the table:
Agreeably to order,
The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr.
Shoemaker in the chair, on the resolution from the House of Re-
presentatives,

Relative to an uniform system of weights and measures.'

And after some time,
The committee rose and reported said resolution negatived

On the question,
Will Senate agree to said report?

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

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YEAS.

YEAS.

Messrs. Baily,

Barnitz,
Beale,
Biddle,
Erwin,
Ewing,
Forster,
Frailey,
Graham,
Hopkins,

Messrs. Jarrett,

Lane,
Lowrie,
Maghee,
M'Farland,
M.Sherry,
Morgan,
Murray,
Power,
Rogers,

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Messrs. Shannon,

Messrs. Smith,
Shearer,

Welles,
Shoemaker,

Tod, speaker.

26. Nays-Messrs. Ross, G. Weaver, I. Weaver, 3. So it was determined in the affirmative, and the resolution lost.

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

An act releasing the right of this commonwealth in certain escheated estate, late the property of Dennis Dunn, deceased, to Joseph A. Wigmore, Frances Wigmore and Ann Wigmore.'

And after some time,
The committee rose and reported said bill as committed.

Agreeably to order,

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

• An act making an appropriation for the erection of piers in the river Delaware at the borough of Chester in Delaware county.'

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 on Saturday next.

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

. An act making further provision for the support of the board of wardens for the port of Philadelphia.'

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

The Speaker laid before the Senate a letter from William Boyd, declining to accept the appointment of a director for the Bank of Pennsylvania. Which was read and laid on the table.

On motion, Ordered, That the election of a director of the said Bank of Pennsylvania, be the order of the day for to-morrow. Adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning,

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FRIDAY, February 16, 1816.

The Speaker laid before the Senate a letter from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, stating that he has transmitted to the House of Representatives sundry depositions and cross examinations taken in the case of John Morrison, a justice of the peace in and for the county of Lancaster; and

The same was read and laid on the table.

Mr. Beale presented a petition from sundry inhabitants of Mif. flin county, praying that the legislature will appropriate five hundred dollars to aid in the completion of a road from Union township to the borough of Lewistown; and

Said petition was read and referred to the committee on roads and inland navigation.

Mr. Smith presented a petition from sundry inhabitants of the borough of Columbia, praying that they may be authorized to elect an additional constable; and

The same was read and referred to Mr. Smith, Mr. Jarrett and Mr. Shoemaker, with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Smith also presented a petition from sundry inhabitants of Lancaster county, praying that certain alterations may be made in the existing laws relative to the condemnation and sale of real estate under judgments and mortgages; and

The same was read aud referred to Mr. Smith, Mr. Lane and Mr. Murray,

Mr. Smith also presented a petition from sundry inhabitants of Lancaster county, praying certain alterations in the fee bill, so far as the same relates to sheriff's poundage; and · The same was read and referred to Mr. Smith, Mr. Lowrie and Mr. Welles.

Mr. Smith also presented a petition from sundry inhabitants of Lancaster county, praying that a law may be passed to prevent the imprisonment of insolvent debtors, unless there should be strong presumption of fraud; and

Said petition was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary system.

Mr. Smith presented another petition from sundry inhabitants : of Lancaster County, praying that a law may be passed, enacting that in all cases where suits are brought on negotiable notes, the property of the drawer may first be condemned or disposed of; and

The same was read and referred to Mr. Biddle, Mr. Ross and Mr. Frailey.

Mr. Smith also presented a petition from sundry inhabitants of Lancaster county, praying that a law may be passed to define

what shall constitute the right of freehold, and when a freeholder shall be debarred from his privilege; and

Said petition was read and reterred to the committee on the judiciary system.

Mr. Forster from the committee to whom was referred on the 9th inst. the petition of William Hamilton, on leave given, re. ported a bill, entitled

* An act for the relief of William Hamilton, late a lieut. colonel of riflemen in the service of the United States, which was read the first time.

Mr. Murray from the committee to whom was referred on the 14th inst. the petition of sundry inhabitants of Chillesquaque township, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled

A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to extend the boundaries of Columbia county,' which was read the first time.

Mr. Erwin from the committee to whom was referred on the 14th inst. the petition of Eugenia Moreau, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled

An act to enable John S. Roulet, executor of the last will and testament of Victor Moreau, deceased, to sell and convey

certain real estate therein mentioned, which was read the first time.

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

An act directing the sale of certain lots in the towns of Beaver and Allegheny.

And informed, That the House of Representatives have concurred in the amendments by Senate, to the bills, entitled as follow, viz.

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

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

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 county of Tioga.'

The bill presented for concurrence was read the first time.

The bill, entitled 6 An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate a company to erect a bridge over the river Schuylkill, at or near Hamburg in the county of Berks,' was read the third time, and

Resolved, that this bill pass.

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

The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

An act releasing the right of this commonwealth in certain escheated estate, late the property of Dennis Dunn, deceased, te Joseph A. Wigmore, Frances Wigmore and Ann Wigmore,' was read the second time as reported by a committee of the whole yesterday.

Section 1. being under consideration,
A motion was made by Mr. I.-Weaver and Mr. Welles,

To postpone the further consideration of said section together with the bill for the present, which was agreed to.

'The bill, entitled "An act making further provision for the support of the board of wardens for the port of Philadelphia,' 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. On motion of Mr. Baily and Mr. Ewing, The Senate proceeded to the second reading and consideration of the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

• A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to enable the Gov. ernor to incorporate a company for the purpose of making an artificial road from the Philadelphia and Lancaster turnpike road between the twenty-three mile_stone and the Admiral Warren tavern, to the point where the Reading road intersects the Morgantown road to the west of Jones's tavern, in Berks county.' The first and only section having been considered.

On the question, Will Senate

agree

to said section ? The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Baily and Mr. Hopkins, and are as follow, to wit.

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Messrs. Biddle,

Messrs. Shoemaker,
Frailey,

G. Weaver,
Morgan,

Welles,
Murray,

Tod, speaker.
So it was determined in the affirmative.
The title having been agreed to,
Ordered, That said bill be prepared for a third reading:

8.

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