Page images
PDF
EPUB
[blocks in formation]

Messrs. Poe,

Messrs. Shoemaker,
Shannon,

Welles,

15. Shearer, So it was not agreed to, and the bill was consequently lost. The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

6 An act to enable the Governor to subscribe to a certain nom. ber of shares in the stock of certain turnpike companies,' was read the second time as reported by a committee of the whole on Saturday last.

Section 1. being under consideration,
A motion was made by Mr. Smith and Mr. Hopkins,

To amend the same by adding to the end thereof the following, to wit.

Có And also for fifty shares in the stock of the company porated for the purpose of making an artificial road from the Blue Ball tavern on the Downingstown, Ephrata and Harrisburg turnpike through New Holland to Binkley's bridge, from thence to the borough of Lancaster.” And

On the question,
Will Senate agree so to amend?

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

incor

[blocks in formation]

Messrs. Biddle,

Messrs. Power,
Forster,

Rogers,
Frailey,

Ross,
Lane,

Shannon,
Lowrie,

Shearer,
M-Farland,

Shoemaker,
Morgan,

I. Weaver,
Murray,

Welles,
Poe,

Tod, speaker. 18,
So it was determined in the negative, and the section agreed to.
The remaining section and title having been agreed to.
Ordered, That said bill be prepared for a third reading.

The bill, entitled

A supplement to the act, entitled, an act for the sale of the residue of the reserve tract of land at the mouth of Big Beaver

treek,' was read the second time as reported by a committee of the whole on Saturday last, considered by section and agreed

to, and

Ordered, That it be prepared for a third reading

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

6 A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to authorize James Barton and George Biddis, their heirs and assigns, to convey water from a spring or stream of water called the Vandine Kill, into the town of Milford in the county of Pike.'

An act for laying out and opening a state road from the north line of Pennsylvania to Meadville, and for other purposes.'

• An act to authorize Andrew Fleming to erect and maintain a toll bridge over Oil creek in the county of Venango.?

An act authorizing a loan of money to Mathew Steward and John Reed, linen manufacturers of Pittsburg.'

An act authorizing the purchase and distribution of a certain number of copies of Bache's Manual.'

6 An act to authorize William Trimble, to sell and convey a tract of land therein mentioned.'

He returned the bills, entitled as follow, viz. • An act to provide for the election of a constable in the borough of Columbia, in the county of Lancaster.?

6 An act to authorize the removal of the prisoners confined in the jail or debtor's apartment in the city of Philadelphia to the new prison, and for other purposes.'

And informed, That the House of Representatives have passed said bills, the former without, and the last with amendments, in which the concurrence of Senate is requested.

The bills presented for concurrence were read the first time.

The amendments by the House of Representatives, to the bill, entitled

6 An act to authorize the removal of the prisoners confined in the jail or debtor's apartment in the city of Philadelphia to the new prison, and for other purposes,' were read as follow, viz.

Section 1. line 4, after the word “prepare' insert • such parts of.. Line 5, after street insert 6

be

necessary.' On motion, Said amendments were again read, considered and concurred in

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

The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

6 An act for holding special courts of common pleas,' was read the second time as reported by a committee of the whole on Saturday last, considered by section and agreed to. Ordered, That said bill be prepared for a third reading.

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

as may

6 An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate a company for improving the navigation of the Lackawanna creek.?

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. Poe in the chair, on the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

• An act to authorize the surveyor of the township of the Northern Liberties in the county of Philadelphia, to re-survey, lay out and regulate Slesman's alley in the incorporated district of the Northern Liberties.'

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 to-morrow.

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

• A supplement to an act, entitled, an act to authorize the Gov. ernor to incorporate a company for erecting a bridge over the west branch of the river Susquehanna from the east end of Market street in the town of Lewisburg in the county of Union, to the opposite shore.'

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

The clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, presented an extract from the journal of that house, which was read as follows, to wit. " In the House of Representatives,

66 March 2, 1816. 66 On motion “ Ordered, That Mr. Sutherland, Mr. Conyngham and Mr. J. J. Wallis be a committee for the purposes expressed in the act, entitled " An act to provide for the better preservation and increase of the library of this commonwealth."

He also returned, The resolution from Senate, relative to the final adjournment of the legislature, with the following amendment, viz.

Strike out Monday the 11th' and insert in lieu thereof. Tues. day the 19th,' in which amendment the concurrence of Senate is requested.

On motion,
Said amendment was again read, considered and concurred in.

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

Adjourned until 9 o'clock to-morrow morning.

TUESDAY, March 5, 1816.

Mr. Rogers presented a petition from Necholas Neligh, a lieut. colonel of Pennsylvania militia, stating that in the year 1814 he marched to the defence of the city of Philadelphia, and was discharged at Marcus Hook as a supernumerary officer, and that he has received no pay for his services; the petitioner therefore

prays that the accountant department may be directed to liquidate and adjust the accounts of himself and his staff; and

Said petition was read and referred to the committee on claims.

The Speaker laid before the Senate a letter from the Surveyor General, which was read as follows, to wit.

Surveyor General's Office,

March 4, 1816. SIR-I beg leave to represent to the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, that the seal of the surveyorgeneral's office has become so much worn and defaced as to make it necessary that it should be renewed; that I do not find any description of the existing seal in any of the acts of assembly, or on record in this office that in my opinion some small alteration both in the lettering and device, might with propriety be made; but as I entertain doubts whether the authority of the officer extends to the subject, I shall be happy to receive the directions of the legislature in relation thereto.

Very respectfully, sir,
Your obedient servant,

RICHARD T. LEECH, S. G. The hon. John Tod, Esq.

Speaker of Senate.

On motion, Said letter was again read, and referred to Mr. Smith, Mr. G. Weaver and Mr. Power, with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

The bill, entitled

A supplement to the act, entitled, an act for the sale of the residue of the reserve tract of land at the mouth of Big Beaver creek,' was read the third time, and

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

6 An act for holding special courts of common pleas,' was read the third time, and

Resolved, That this bill pass.

The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

• An act to enable the Governor to subscribe to a certain nun. ber of shares in the stock of certain turnpike companies, 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 game with amendments, in which the concurrence of that house is requested.

The amendment to the latter bill was, to add a new section in the following words, to wit.

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the subscription and payments authorized to be made by virtue of this act, shall for every share subscribed and paid, vest in the commonwealth all the rights, estates and emoluments appertaining to a share or shares held by individual stockholders, and as often as a dividend shall be declared by the directors of said companies or either of them, the proportion thereof due to the state shall be paid into the treasury of the commonwealth.”

Agreeably to order,

The Senate resumed the second reading and consideration of the bill, entitled

• An act providing for the erection of a state capitol, postponed for the present yesterday.

The question recurring, Will Senate agree to postpone the 2d section for the purpose of introducing the new section then offered ?

The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Biddle and Mr. Morgan, and are as follow, to wit.

[blocks in formation]

Messrs. Beale,

Messrs. Power,
Forster,

Reed,
Frailey,

Ross,
Graham,

Shannon,
M'Farland,

Shearer,
Poe,

1. Weaver, So it was determined in the affirmative.

12

« PreviousContinue »