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progressive improvement made in agriculture, which within a few years past have exceeded all calculation.

The exportation of produce from Pittsburg, and other places on the waters of the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers is very great, and the hands annually employed in this trade numerous.

The city of New Orleans, the great emporium of the western states, is from its local situation, as well as its vicinity to the West India Islands, liable to attacks from fevers of the most malignant kind, which have frequently been destructive to the citizens arriving there, among whom many from all parts of this state have been sacrificed, scarcely finding even a private asylum wherein they could receive medical aid.

Possessed of a knowledge of these facts, your committee consider it a cause necessarily exciting a lively interest in the breast of every citizen, but particularly of those residing on the western waters, that so benevolent an institution as the charitable hospital, has been established at the city of New Orleans.

Taking these things into view, your committee have no hesitation in believing, that such an institution, under good regulations, which it will be the interest of every inhabitant of the city as well as the officers of the institution to enforce, will render relief to the unfortunate when distressed with disease, and by removing the terror which scenes of misery at that place have heretofore excited, encourage the trade of the western counties of this state.

The funds of the institution in all probability are small, owing to its recent establishment, as well as to the distress in that quarter occasioned by the late war; and as it becomes the duty, as well as the interest of all the states receiving a benefit, to contribute their aid to its support: Therefore,

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to bring in a bill åppropriating

dollars ¡n aid of the Charitable Hospital at the city of New Orleans.

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 expressed in said resolution.

Mr. Lowrie from the committee to whom was referred on the 28th February, a petition from the trustees of Franklin college, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled

• A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to incorporate and endow the German college and charity school in the borough and county of Lancaster, in this state,' which was read the first time,

The bill, entitled

A supplement to the act, entitled, an'act establishing a fee bill,' 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 to authorize George Eisenhuth, George Orwig, John Orwig and Jacob Orwig, to dig, establish and support a mill race on the north side of Penn's creek near the town of New Berlin, in the county of Union,' was read the third time, and

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

« An act to erect the town of Indiana in the county of Indiana, into a borough,' was read the third time, and

Resolved, That this bill pass.
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 to make an artificial road by the best and nearest route from the west end of the borough of York, to the borough of Gettysburg in the county of Adams, was read the third time, and

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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.

On motion of Mr. Rogers and Mr. Frailey,

The Senate resumed the consideration of the resolution from the House of Representatives, relative to the distribution of Smiths' edition of the laws, postponed for the present yesterday.

Whereupon,
On motion of Mr. Smith and Mr. Hopkins,
Said resolution was amended to read as follows, to wit.

That the Secretary of the Commonwealth be, and he is hereby required to deliver one copy of Smiths' edition of the laws of Pennsylvania, to each member of this legislature, who shall not under any resolution heretofore have received a copy thereof, and also to the assistant clerks of each house, to the sergeant at arms of the Senate, and to the door keepers of the Senate and House of Representatives each one copy-and that he transmit one copy to the president of American Philosophical Society for the use of that society, and that he also deliver one copy thereof together with the pamphlet laws of the sessions subsequent thereto tb Thomas Spangenberger, a justice of the peace of Wayne county.

On the question, Will Senate

agree

to said resolution as amended? It was determined in the affirmative. Ordered, That the clerk return said resolution to the House of Representatives, with information that Senate have adopted the same with amendments, in which the concurrence of that house is requested.

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

"An act authorizing the several corporations of the city of Philadelphia therein mentioned, to suppress tippling houses and prevent gambling.'

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.
Maghee in the chair, on the bill, entitled

An act granting compensation to the keeper of the arsenal in the city of Philadelphia.

And after some time, The committee rose and reported said bill with amendments. The Speaker laid before the Senate a letter from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, which was read as follows, to wit.

Secretary's Office, March 1, 1816. SIR-In answer to an enquiry contained in a resolution of Senate of yesterday, I have the honor to state that this day Mr. J. Schnee has entered into bond with sureties for the faithful discharge of his duties as printer of the German journal of Senate.

Very respectfully, sir,
Your obedient servant,

N. B. BOILEAU, Sec’ry. John Tod, Esq. Speaker of Senate.

Mr. I. Weaver read a bill in his place, entitled

• An act for the benefit of Dickinson college, and asked leave to present the same to the chair; which was not granted.

Agreeably to order, 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 additional supplement to an act, entitled, an act authori. zing the Governor to incorporate a company for making an artificial road from the bank of the river Susquehanna opposite Harrisburg to Pittsburg.'

And after some time, The committee rose and reported the same 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.
On motion of Mr. Frailey and Mr. I. Weaver,

The Senate resumed the consideration of the question postponed for the present yesterday, relative to the appointment of a library committee, and

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The question recurring,
Will Senate appoint said committeer
It was determined in the negative.

Whereupon, The Speaker appointed Mr. Biddle, Mr. Lowrie and Mr. Smith a committee for said

purpose. Ordered, That the clerk inform the House of Representatives accordingly.

On motion of Mr. Morgan and Mr. Smith,

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

"A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to enable the Gov. ernor to incorporate a company for improving the navigation of the river Lehigh.'

And after some time,
The committee rose and reported said bill as committed.
On motion of Mr. M Sherry and Mr. Baily,

The rule for going into a committee of the whole being in this case dispensed with, the bill, entitled

• An act to compel the payment of the proportion due to the commonwealth, of the dividends made by incorporated companies,' which was read the second time.

The first and only section was considered and agreed to.
The title being amended to read

• An act to compel the payment of dividends due to the commonwealth, made by incorporated companies,' was agreed'to.

Ordered, That said bill be transcribed for a third reading.
Adjourned until 9 o'clock to-morrow morning.

SATURDAY, March 2, 1816.

Mr. Reed presented a petition from sundry inhabitant of Donnegall township, in Westmoreland county, praying to be authorized to hold their elections at the house of Robert Campbell; and

Said petition was read and referred to the committee on election districts.

Mr. Forster from the committee to whom was referred on the 220 February, the petition from sundry lot holders in the town of Portsmouth, on leave given, reported å bill, entitled

• An act to authorize a permanent bridge to be built over the Swatara from State street in the town of Portsmouth, in the county of Dauphin,' which was read the first time.

Mr. Forster from the committee on the militia system, on leave. given, reported a bill, entitled

• A supplement to the act, entitled, an act for the regulation

of the militia of this commonwealth, which was read the first time. The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

An additional supplement to an act, entitled, an act authorizing the Governor to incorporate a company for making an arti

road from the bank of the river Susquehanna opposite Harrisburg to Pittsburg,' 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 bill, entitled An act to compel the payment of dividends due to the com. monwealth, made by incorporated companies,' 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.

Mr. M‘Sherry read a bill in his place, and on leave given, présented the same to the chair, entitled

• A supplement to the act, entitled, an act for the relief of Edward Cavanough, which was read the first time.

Whereupon,
On motion and by special order,

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

The bill, entitled 6 An act granting compensation to the keeper of the arsenal in the city 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.

The bill, entitled "A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to enable the Governor to incorporate a company for improving the navigation in the river Lehigh,' 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 Frailey and Mr. Shoemaker,

The following resolution was twice read, considered and adopted, to wit.

Resolved, That the Speaker draw his warrant in favor of Jacob Schnee, printer of the journal in the German language, for three hundred dollars, he to be accountable for the same in the settlement of his accounts.

Whereupon,
A warrant was accordingly so drawn.

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