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SAME DAY-IN THE AFTERNQONG

Agreeably to order,
The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr.
Barnitz in the chair, on the bill from the House of Representa-
tives, entitled

• An act to repeal the proviso to an act, entitled, an act to vest the estate of Gideon Dunn, late of the county of Delaware, in his wife and representatives.'

And after some time,
The committee rose and reported the first and only section of
the bill negatived.

On the question,
Will Senate agree to said report?
It was determined in the affirmative, and the bill lost.

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

* An act to enable Everard Penrose, who was trustee for Margaret Fortman, deceased, to convey a certain tract of land.”

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

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.

Agreeably to order,

The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Ewing in the chair, on the bill, entitled • An act directing the formation of a map of Pennsylvania.'

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

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

"An act authorizing a review of a road laid out from West Chester to M-Call's ferry bridge, and for other purposes.'

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

The clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, informed that the House of Representatives have concurred in the amendment by Senate, to the bill, entitled

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

He further informed, That the House of Representatives have concurred in all the amendments by Senate, to the bill, entitled

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"An act making an appropriation for the erection of piers in the river Delaware at the borough of Chester in Delaware. county,' except the amendments to the first section, in which they Káve non-concurred.

Ardjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning

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Mr. Smith presented a petition from sundry inhabitants of the town of Bedford, praying certain alterations and amendments in their charter of incorporation; and

Said petition was read and referred to Mr. Smith, Mr. Poe and Mr. Murray, with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Lowrie presented a petition from the trustees of Franklin college, stating that by an act of assembly passed on the 10th day of March 1787, ten thousand acres of land together with six per centum for roads were granted to the trustees of said college, and that it was directed by said act that the land should be surveyed and patented at the expence of the state, that in pursuance of this act, ten thousand four hundred and fifty-five acres and one hundred and thirty-six perches were surveyed for the use of said college, and that doubts are entertained whether the provisions of said act extend to the surplus quantity of land; the petitioners therefore pray for the passage of a law to remove the said doubts, by directing that patents may be granted for all the land free of expence to the said college; and

Said petition was read and referred to Mr. Lowrie, Mr. Rogers and Mr. Barnitz.

Mr. Biddle presented a petition from the commissioners of the district of Southwark, praying for an extension of the time for erecting a bridge over the river Schuylkill, at or near Gray's ferry; and

The same was read laid on the table.

Mr. Power from the committee to whoin was referred yesterday the petition of sundry inhabitants of Beaver county, on leave U given, reported a bill, entitled

A supplement to the act, entitled, an act for the sale of the residue of the reserved tract of land at the mouth of Big Beaver creek,' which was read the first time.

Mr. I. Weaver from the committee on claims, to whom was referred on the 22d inst. the petition of captain James Cross of York county, praying the payment of an account of bounty advanced, and certain articles furnished to individuals in his company, which marched at the call of the United States in the year 1794, in what was called the western expedition, made report, which was read as follows, viz.

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That the lapse of time since the service was performed, and the claim not having been heretofore presented to the state for settlement, together with a knowledge of the fact, that had the accounts been authentic, and presented to the proper officer at the proper time, they would have been promptly paid ; induce a belief that the accounts ought now to be rejected; and therefore offer the following resolution, viz.

Resolved, That the petitioner have leave to withdraw his documents.

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

The bill, entitled
• An act for the relief of captain Peter Ruch's company of
light dragoons, late in the service of the United States,' was read
the third time, and

On the question,
Shall this bill pass ?
The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Frailey and Mr.
Shoemaker and are as follow, to wit.

YEAS.

YEAS.

Messrs. Beale,

Biddle,
Graham,
Jarrett,
Lowrie,
Morgan,
Murray,

Messrs. Poe,

Power,
Rogers,
Ross,
Shearer,
G. Weaver,
I. Weaver,

14.

NAYS.

NAYS.

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Messrs. Baily,

Messrs. Maghee,
Barnitz,

M-Farland,
Erwin,

M-Sherry,
Ewing,

Shannon,
Forster,

Shoemaker,
Frailey,

Welles,
Hopkins,

Tod, speaker.

15. Lane, So it was determined in the negative.

The bill, entitled

An act confirming the titles of Henry Shroeder, David Scott and Hugh Mulholland to certain lots of land therein mentioned,' was read the third time, and Resolved, That this bill pass.

The bill, entitled

An act granting a bounty to certain volunteers and militia of this state,' was read the third time, and

On the question, Shall this bill pass

s ? The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Rog's and Mr. Murray, and are as follow, to wit.

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Messrs. Ewing,

Messrs. Niaghee,
Forster,

Morgan,
Frailey,

Shoemaker,
Hopkins,

Smith,

8. So it was determined in the affirmative.

The bill, entitled

An act to enable Everard Penrose, who was trustee for Margaret Fortman, deceased, to 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

6 An act enabling Peter Pedersen to purchase and hold real estate within this commonwealth,' 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 without amendment.

The Speaker laid before the Senate a letter from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, transmitting in obedience to a resolution of the 26th inst. copies and returns made by three brigade inspectors, being all that have been received since the 24th ult. and The same was read and laid on the table.

On motion, Mr. Biddle and Mr. Lowrie were added to the committee al. ready appointed on the militia system.

The bill, entitled * An act directing the formation of a map of Pennsylvania,

was read the second time as reported by a committee of the whole
yesterday.

Section 1. was considered and agreed to.
Section 2. being under consideration,
A motion was made by Mr. Smith and Mr. G. Weaver,

To amend the same by inserting after the word person’ the words being a citizen of the United States,' and

On the question,
Will Senate agree so to amend ?

The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Smith and Mr.
Beale, and are as follow, to wit.

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Messrs.'Beale,

Messrs. Poe,
Biddle,

Power,
Erwin,

Rogers,
Forster,

Ross,
Frailey,

Shannon,
Graham,

Shearer,
Jarrett,

Shoemaker,
Lowrie,

1. Weaver,
Maghee,

Welles,
M-Farland,

Tod, speaker. 20.. So it was determined in the negative, and the section agreed to. The remaining sections and title were considered and agreed Ordered, That said bill be transcribed for a third reading.

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

• A supplement to an act, entitled, an act for the prevention of vice and immorality and of unlawful gaming, and to restrain disorderly sports and dissipation, passed the 22d day of April one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four.'

. An additional supplement to an act, entitled, an act authoria zing the Governor to incorporate a company for making an artificial road from the bank of the river Susquehanna opposite Hạrrisburg to Pittsburg.'

6 An act to enable the Governor to subscribe to a certain number of shares in the stock of certain turnpike companies.'

He returned the bills, entitled as follow, viz.
* An act to enable John S. Roulet, executor of the last will ård

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