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Tod, speaker, 8.
The amendments to section 6, were considered and concur. red in.
The amendments to section 9, were considered and concurred in with an amendment thereto, to wit, strike out one dolJar and.'
The amendments to section 10, were considered and agreed to with an amendment thereto.
The amendment, to wit, .strike out section 8,' (as printed,} in the following words:
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the first day of June next, the adjutant general shall reside at the seat of government, and shall receive as a full compensation for his services and expences, the sum of four hundred dollars per annum to be paid quarterly;' having been considered,
On the question,
The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Frailey and Mr.
Messrs. I. Weaver,
Tod, speaker. 1.2. So it was determined in the negative.
The remaining amendment was considered and non-concurred in.
Ordered, That the clerk inform the House of Representatives accordingly.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth being introduced, presented a message from the Governor, which was read as follows, to wit. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania. I have this day approved and signed the following acts of Assembly, and directed the Secretary of the Commonwealth to return them to the houses in which they respectively originated, viz.
1. An act authorizing the purchase of a certain number of copies of the work of Samuel Roberts on the British statutes now in force in Pennsylvania.
2. An act to authorize Andrew Flemming, to erect and main. tain a toll bridge over Oil creek in the county of Venango,
3. An act to review part of the state road from the mouth of Beaver creek, to the top of the hill north-west of Greersburg.
4. An act for the relief Benjamin Jennings, an old revolutionary soldier.
5. 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..
6. A supplement to the act for the relief of insolvent debtors. 7. An act providing for the erection of a state capitol.
8. An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate a company for erecting a parmanent bridge over the river Delaware at Stock port in Wayne county,
9. An act authorizing the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal church in the borough of Chambersburg to sell a certain lot of ground.
10. An act providing for the redemption of certain certificates. 11. An act authorizing Joseph Budd and Joshua Budd to build a toll bridge across the Youghiogeny river in Westmoreland county, and for extending the time for building a bridge over the river Juniata at Millerstown, in Cumberland county,
12. An act to authorize the Governor to appoint commissioners to lay out a road from the west end of Brighton bridge to the state line in a direction to Poland, in the state of Ohio.
13, A further supplement to an act, entitled, ap act for the pren
vention of vice and immorality and of unlawful gaming, and restraining disorderly sports and dissipation.
14. An act to incorporate the city of Pittsburg.
15. An act authorizing the Governor to incorporate four companies for making an artificial road from the town of Washington in this state, to intersect the Harrisburg and Pittsburg turnpike road, at or near the town of Bedford.
16. A supplement to an act, entitled, an act establishing a fee bill.
SIMON SNYDER. Harrisburg, March 18, 1816.
The clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, informed that the House of Representatives have concurred in the amendments by Senate, to the bill, entitled
• An act for the relief of sundry old soldiers, and others per
He further informed, 'That the House of Representatives have receded from their amendments non-concurred in by Senate, to the bill, entitled
6 An act to enable the executors of Walter Clark, to convey a certain tract of land.'
The Speaker laid before the Senaté, 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 Thomas Craig, a justice of the for the county of Northampton, and
Said letter was read and laid on the table.
The Speaker laid before the Senate a letter from the Auditor General, transmitting a statement from the Schuylkill Bank in the city of Philadelphia, which was read as follows, to wit. Schuylkill Bank in the city of Philadelphia,
March 14th, 1816. GEORGE BRYAN, Esq,
Auditor General, SIR- In compliance with what is understood to be the wish of the honorable members of the legislature, and for the further satisfaction of the government, I beg leave to state that the amount of specie held by this bank on the first Monday of November last was 8 6,128 16.
You will please to receive this as supplementary to the abstract formerly transmitted, and I beg to communicate it through you respectively to the Speakers of the two branches of the legislature.
It will probably be considered as not altogether improper, to take in connection with this statement, the facts, that although two hundred thousand dollars of the capital of this bank had been paid in previously to the 30th of August 1814, when specie payments were suspended by the banks of this city, yet its business
before and long after that period, was entirely transacted through them; and that it was not until the 8th of November 1814, that our banking house was in a condition which admitted of our receiving depasits and conducting our business in the usual and regular way.
I am sir,
President of the Schuylkill bank, Ordered, To lie on the table. On motion of Mr. Frailey and Mr. Baily,
The Senate resumed the consideration of the amendments by the House of Representatives to the bill, entitled
• An act authorizing the settlement of certain accounts of Wil. liam Hamilton, late a lieutenant colonel in the service of the United States.'
Whereupon, The same were severally considered and agreed to, with amendments thereto.
Ordered, That the clerk inform the House of Representatives accordingly,
On motion of Mr. I. Weaver and Mr. M.Farland,
SAME DAY-IN THE AFTERNOON.
A motion was made by Mr. Jarrett and Mr. Power, they having voted in the majority, to reconsider the vote negativing on Saturday last, the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled
• A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to authorize the Governor of this commonwealth to incorporate a company for the purpose of making and erecting a bridge and road over the north
ast branch of the river Susquehanna in the county of Northumberland, from the public highway opposite the plantation of Thomas Grant to Shamokin Island, through the public highway of Shamokin Island to the shore opposite Northumberland, and from thence to the town of Northumberland."
On the question,
Whereupon, Said bill was read the second time, considered by section and agreeed to, and
Ordered, That it be prepared for a third reading.
Ordered, That the clerk return said bill to the House of Representatives, with information that Senate have passed the same with amendments, in which the concurrence of that house is requested.
'The clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, presented for signature, the bills, entitled as follow, viz.
• An act vesting the superintendant of police of the district of Southwark, and the superintendant of police of the incorporated district of the Northern Liberties, with powers similar to those granted at present by law to the constables of the said districts.
• An act further to extend for a limited time the act, entitled, an act providing for the settlement of certain disputed titles to lands north and west of the rivers Ohio and Allegheny, and Conewango ereek, and for other purposes.'
• An act to continųe and revive the act, entitled, an act to encouraging the warranting and patenting of lands north and west of the rivers Ohio and Allegheny and Conewango creek, and for other purposes.
. An act establishing an academy in the borough of Hunting. tingdon, in the county of Huntingdon, and one in the town of Montrose in the county of Susquehanna.'
6 An act relative to the incorporation of a company for erecting a bridge over the river Delaware at Columbia Glass Manufactory.'
A supplement to an act, entitled, an act to incorporate an academy or public school in the town of Waterford, and for other purposes,'
• An act making appropriation to defray certain expences of government therein mentioned.'
6 An act establishing certain election districts.'
* An act for the relief of certain widows and children of those who died whilst in the service of this state during the late war with Great Britain.'
• An act relating to the sale of a tract of land by the sheriff of Greene county, to William T. Hays, in trust for the use of the commonwealth.'
* An act assenting to a purchase made by the United States of a piece of land near Pittsburg.'
An act for the relief of sundry old soldiers, and other persons.'
• An act to enable the executors of Walter Clark, to convey a certain tract of land.'
Also, the following resolutions, • Resolution directing the Secretary of the Commonwealth to forward to each member of the present legislature, one copy