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Paid petition was read and referred to the committee on sclaims.

Mr. Smith presented the petition of the president, managers and company for erecting a bridge over the river Susquehanna in the county of Lancaster, at or near Columbia, praying that a law may be passed to authorize them to advance the tolls for passing over the said bridge; and " Said petition was read, and

Ordered, To lie on the table. Mr. Graham presented a document signed Wm. Courtney, relating to the election of Samuel Power as a representative in the Senate from the district composed of the counties of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Armstrong, which was read and laid on the table.

A motion was made by Mr. Graham and Mr. Shearer, they having voted in the majority,

To re-consider the vote given on the 9th inst. on the resolution relative to the seat of Samuel Power; and

On the question,

Will Senate agree so to re-consider? :

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

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Messrs. Baily,

Messrs. Hopkins,
Barnitz;

M-Sherry,
Biddle,

Morgan,
Ewing,

Shoemaker,
Forster,

Smith.

11. Frailey, So it was determined in the affirmative, and

On the question, Will Senate agree to said resolution ? to wit. Resolved, That Samuel Power be permitted to take his seat, The

yeas and nays were required by Mr. I. Weaver and Mr. Beale, and are as follow, to wit.

YEAS.

YEAS.

Messrs. Beale,

Graham,
Jarrett,

Messrs. M Farland,

Murray,
Poe,

YEA.

Messrs. Rogers,

Ross,
Shannon,
Shearer,

YEAS.
Messrs. G. Weaver,

1. Weaver,
Welles,
Tod, speaker.

NAYS.

NAYS.

Messrs. Baily,

Messrs. Hopkins,
Barnitz,

M«Sherry,
Biddle,

Morgan,
Ewing,

Shoemaker,
Forster,

Smith.

11. Frailey, So it was determined in the affirmative.

Whereupon, Mr. Power appeared, and after the requisite qualifications were administered to him by the Speaker, took his seat.

A motion was then made by Mr. Frailey and Mr. Ewing,

That the notice of the return judges to Mr. Power, read on the 7th inst. together with the document on the subject presented this morning, be entered at large on the journal, which was agreed to.

The following are said documents, viz. MR. SAMUEL POWER,

SIR_Your will please to take notice that you are duly elected a member of Senate for the present year. Given under our hands as return judges.

SAMUEL M-CORD.
SAMUEL M. MURY.
JAMES MCORMICK.

JAMES M-KEE. October 17, 1815. I do certify, that I have examined the notice given to Mr. Samuel Power of his election to the Senate of Pennsylvania, by the return judges of the late election, for the counties of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Armstrong; and I believe the notice and the signature of Samuel M Cord is in his own proper hand writing

WM. COURTNEY. December 13, 1815. Mr. Rogers from the committee to whom was referred yesterday, the fourth item of the Governor'g“ message, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled

"A supplement to the act of the 11th March, 1815, entitled, an act authorizing the Governor to negociate a loan for paying the militia and volunteers of this state, late in the service of the United States, which was read the first time.

Mr. Graham from the committee to whom was yesterday referred the 3d item of the Governor's message, made report in part, which was read as follows, viz.

1. That the act vesting power in certain banks to issue notes of a lower denomination than five dollars, and not less than one dollar, passed the 28th day of December 1814, will expire before the expiration of the present session.

2. That the act to extend the act, entitled An act to revive and continue certain acts therein mentioned relative to patenting of land, and for other purposes,' will expire on the 1st day of January 1816.

Therefore, Resolved, That committees be appointed to bring in bills to continue the foregoing acts.

On motion, Said report was again read, and the resolution thereto attached, considered and adopted, and

Ordered, That the committee who reported, be a committee for the purpose aforesaid,

On motion of Mr. Frailey anil Mr. Bidale,

Ordered, That an item of unfinished business relative to costs. in certain cases of trespass, be' referred to the committee on the judiciary system.

Mr. I. Weaver read a bill in his place, and on leave given, presented the same to the chair, entitled

• An act providing for the erection of a state capitol,' which was read the first time.

A motion was made by Mr. Smith and Mr. M Sherry, and read as follows, to wit,

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, That the Secretary of the Commonwealth shall purchase for the use of the commonwealth

copies of the new edition of the laws of the United States, now printing under the direction of the secretary of state and attorney general of the United States, provided the price to be paid for the same shall not exceed the price at which they are to be delivered for the use of the United States.

Resolved, That as soon as the said laws shall be procured, the secretary shall deliver to the clerk of the Senate, for the use of the Senate

copies, to the clerk of the House of Representatives, for the use the House of Representatives copies, and shall transmit with the pamphlet laws of this session one copy to the prothonotary of each county, to be kept in his office for the use of the county; and when any new county shall be erected, he shall transmit to the prothonotary who shall be appointed for such new county, one copy for the like use; and the remaining copies, if any, shall remain in the secretary's office; subject to future disposition by the legislature.

Ordered, To lie on the table.

On notion of Mr. Welles and Mr. Frailey, The following resolution was twice read, considered and adopted, to wit.

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to report a bill, regulating such turnpike, companics as may be hereafter incorporated within this commonwealth.

Ordered, That Mr. Welles, Mr. Smith, Mr. G. Weaver, Mr. MSherry and Mr. Shoemaker, be a committee for the purpose expressed in said resolution.

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

• An act releasing to Christopher Hassinger and Elizabeth Hess the right of this commonwealth to a certain escheated estate, which was read the first time.

The bill, entitled

A further supplement to an act, entitled, an act to enable the Governor of this commonwealth to incorporate a company for making an artificial road from the intersection of Front street and the Germantown road in the Northern Liberties of the city of Philadelphia, through Frankford and Bristol to the ferry at Morrisville on the river Delaware,' was read the second time as reported by a committee of the whole yesterday, considered by şection and agreed to.

Ordered, That the same be prepared for a third reading.
Aljourned until 11 o'clock to-morrow morning,

THURSDAY, December 14, 1815.

1: The Secretary of the Commonwealth being introduced, presented a message from the Governor, with the documents* therein referred to, which was read as follows, to wịt. *** To the Senate and House of Representatives of the Common

wealth of Pennsylvania. *** Under the act, entitled "An act authorising the Governor to appoint commissioners to view and examine the river Monongahela from the borough of Pittsburg to the southern boundary of the state, for purposes therein mentioned, which was passed the 28th March 1814, I appointed Israel Gregg, Henry P. Pearson and John Crawford commissioners, who having executed the trust in them reposed, reported their proceeding's to me, which in conformity to the said act I now lay before the legislature.

I have had transmitted to me by Wm. C.C. Claiborné, goverüorof the state of Louisiana, a copy of an act passed by the legisla1 ture of that state, entitled "An act to regulate the administration

For şaid documents see appendix. odotto

of the Charity Hospital of the city of New Orleans, which with other papers connected with the subject, and also a copy of the Governor's letter referring to the said law and explaining its object, I lay before you:

SIMON SNYDER. Harrisburg, Dec. 14, 1815.

Ordered, To lie on the table. Mr. I. Weaver from the committee on claims, to whom was re. ferred yesterday the petition of Isaac Thompson, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled

"An act for the relief of Isaac Thompson an old soldier,' which was read the first time.

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

1. An act vesting the title of a certain piece of land in Somerset township and county of Washington, in certain trustees and their successors, for the use of the German Lutheran and Calvinist congregations in said township.'

2. • A supplement to an act, entitled, an act to erect the town of Hangver in the county of York into a borough.'

3. 6. An act to vest in Sarah Vernon the estate of her natural son Emmer Vernon, late of Delaware county, deceased.'

Said bills were severally read the first time.

Mr. I. Weaver from the committee on elaims, to whom was referred yesterday the petition of James Murray, praying compensation for recruiting a company of men for the defence of Northumberland county, under the executive council of Pennsylvania, made report, which was read as follows, viz.

That the evidence before the committee is an order signed Samuel Hunter, lieutenant of N. C. dated June 17th, 1778. But from the length of time since elapsed; å want of evidence of the company having been raised; and if it were raised, the committee not being in possession of the papers which should evidence the payment or non-payuent of the money now stated to be due for the services performed, are induced to offer the following resoluton, viz. Resolved, That the claim be discharged.

On motion, Said report was again read, and the resolution thereto attached, considered and adopted."

Mr. Ross from the committee on unfinished business, made report in part, which was read as follows, to wit.

1. Judges of the sessions to decide in all cases where the returns of the judges of election are disputed. 2. To authorize Maria Kloess to sell certain real estate.

3. To provide a remedy før larceny committed in an adjoining state, in cases where the offenders take refuge in this state.

4. Regulating hawkers and pedlers.

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