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Mr. Beale presented six petitions of similar icnor, from sundry inhabitants of Mifflin county, praying for a division of said coun

The same were read and referred to the committee of the whole when they shall have under consideration the bill to which they relate.

The Speaker laid before the Senate a letter from William Find lay, state treasurer, transmitting a detailed statement of the contingent expenses of the treasury office for the last year, agrees ably to law, amounting to 526 dollars and 17 cents, and soliciting a re-appointment to the office of state treasurer; and

The said letter and statement were read, and laid on the table.

The Speaker laid before the Senate a letter from Robert Ralston, treasurer of the Bible Society of Philadelphia, transmitting therewith agreeably to law, a report of that society containing an abstract of their transactions for the year ending in May last; and Said letter was read, and with the report

Ordered, To lie on the table. Mr. I Weaver from the committee on claims, to whom was re. ferred on the ed instant the petition of Thomas Curtis, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled

An act for the relief of Thomas Curtis ;' which was read the first time.

The bill, entitled

An additional supplement to an act, entitled, an act directing the mode of selecting and returning jurors,' 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 Mr. Biddle and Mr. Ewing,

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

Resolved, That a committee be appointed, in conjunction with a committee of the House of Representatives, (if that House shall appoint such committee,) to examine and report whether any and what measures are necessary for the better preservation and increase of the library belonging to the two Houses.

Ordered, That Mr. Biddle, Mr. Lowrie and Mr. Smith be a committee for the purpose specified in said resolution, and that the clerk inform the House of Representatives accordingly.

On motion of Mr. I. Weaver and Mr. Shannon,
The report of the committee on claims in the case of Andrew
Haslett read on the 3d instant, was again read, and the resolution
thereto attached considered and adopted.

On motion,
Mr. M Sherry was appointed teller on the part of the Senate,
to officiate at the election of state treasurer on Tuesday next.

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

Adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.

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SATURDAY, January 6, 1816.

Mr. Murray presented the petition and documents of Peter Ent, Christian Brobst and William Brewer, praying that they may be authorized by law to retain possession of and occupy a certain sand bar in the river Susquehanna, opposite the town of Catta, wissa in Columbia county; and

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

Mr. Maghee presented the petition of Eleanor Foy, stating that her husband John Foy was attached to captain Michael Knor's company of militia late in the service of the United States, and that previously to the expiration of his term of service be died, leaving her poor and destitute, she therefore prays relief; and

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

Mr. Beale presented three petitions of similar tenor, from suna dry inhabitants of Dauphin, Mifilin, Huntingdon and Centre counties, praying that a law may be passed to authorize the gova ernor to incorporate a company for the purpose of erecting a bridge over the river Susquehanna at Clark's Ferry in the counties of Dauphin and Cumberland, and that they may be aided by the state in the erection thereof; and

Said petitions were read and referred to Mr. Beale, Mr. Ro gers, Mr. Maghee, Mr. Graham, Mr. Erwin, Mr. Murray and Mr. Power.

Mr. Reed from the committee appointed for the purpose on the 19th December, reported a bill, entitled

* An act authorizing the governor to incorporate a company to make an artificial road from Martin Regars in Cambria count to intersect the road from the bank of the river opposite Harrisburg to Pittsburg, at or near Greensburg;' which was read the first time.

Mr. M.Sherry from the committee appointed for the purpose, made report in part, which was read as followe, to wit.

That in conjunction with a similar committee of the House of Representatives, they have compared and this day presented to the governor for his approbation, the bills, entitled as follow :

1. A supplement to an act, entitled, an act to erect the town of Hanover in the county of York, into a borough.

2. An act to vest in Sarah Vernon the estate of her natural son Emmor Vernon, late of Delaware county, deceased.

3. An act authorizing Mary M'Creary, one of the guardians of the persons and estates of the minor children of Thomas M'Creary, deceased, to execute and receive certain releases therein mentioned, and to repeal an act heretofore passed relating thereto. 4. 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.

5. An act releasing to Christopher Hassinger and Elizabeth Hese the right of this commonwealth, to a certain escheated estate.

6. 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 Prankford and Bristol to the ferry at Morrisville on the river Delaware.

The bill, entitled • An additional supplement to an act, entitled, an act directing the mode of selecting and returning jurors,' was read the third time, and

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

Agreeably to order, The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Rogers in the chair, on the bill, entitled *** An act supplementary to an act, entitled, an act to regulate the general elections within this commonwealth.'

And after some time,

The committee rose, reported progress and asked leave to sit again, and

On the question,
Shall the committee have leave to sit again ?
It was determined in the negative.

Whereupon, on motion, Ordered, That said bill be recommitted to the committee already appointed on so much of the governor's message, as relates. to the elective franchise.

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

* An act to extend the boundaries of Columbia county.' * An act to incorporate the Bridgeport manufacturing company.' • An act to extend the act, entitled, an act to improve the breed of sheep in certain counties in this commonwealth, to the county of Erie.'

Which bills were read the first time.
On motion of Mr. Forster and Mr. Baily,

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

Resolved, That the Speaker draw his warrant on the state treasurer in favor of Christian Gleim printer of the journal and bills of the Senate in the English language, for the sum of six hundred dollars, he to be accountable for the same on settlement of his account.

Whereupon, - A warrant was accordingly so drawn. Adjourned until 10 o'clock on Monday morning.

MONDAY, January 8, 1816.

Mr. Beale presented eight petitions of similar tenor, from sundry inhabitants of Dauphin and other counties, praying that a law may be passed to authorize the governor to incorporate a company for the purpose of erecting a bridge over the river Susque hanna at Clark's Ferry, and that they may be aided by the legislas ture in the erection thereof; and

The said petitions were read, and referred to the committee to whom was yesterday referred three similar petitions.

Mr. Frailey presented two petitions of similar tenor, from sundry inhabitants of Northampton county, praying that Henry Jarrett may be authorized by law to erect a toll bridge across the river Lehigh at or near Currie's Ferry in said county; and

The same were read, and laid on the table,

Mr. Morgan presented the petition of the president and managers of the Schuylkill navigation company, praying for the reas, ons stated, that a law may be passed making certain alterations in their act of incorporation ; and

Said petition was read, and referred to Mr. Morgan, Mr. Frailey, Mr. Shannon, Mr. Forster and Mr. G. Weaver,

Mr. Jarrett presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of the borough of Easton, praying that a law may be passed to prevent the forestalling and regrating of provisions in and near the said borough ; and

The same was read, and referred to Mr. Jarrett, Mr. Reed and Mr. Maghee.

Mr. Jarrett also presented the petition of John Snyder, of Northampton county, praying to be authorized by law to erect a wing-dam in the river Lehigh, immediately below where it pasa ses the Blue Mountain; and

The same was read, and referred to Mr. Jarrett, Mr. Shearer and Mr. Rogers.

Mr. Lowrie from the committee to whom was referred on the 2d instant, an item of unfinished business relative to incorporating the borough of Pittsburg, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled

An act to incorporate the city of Pittsburg ;' which was read the first time.

Mr. Shoemaker from the committee appointed for the purpose on the 5th instant, reported a bill, entitled

A further supplement to an act, entitled, an act authorizing the commissioners of Berks county to build a stone bridge over the river Schuylkill near the town of Reading in the said county; which was read the first time.

Mr. Forster from the committee to whom was referred on the 18til December the petition of the Evangelical Lutheran congregation of Zions church in the borough of Harrisburg, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled

An act vesting in commissioners the authority to raise by way of lottery a sum of money for the relief of the German Lutheran congregation in the borough of Harrisburg;' which was read the first time.

Mr. Biddle from the committee to whom was referred on the 13th December, an item of unfinished business relative to the payment of costs in certain cases of trespass, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled

• An act to regulate the payment of costs in certain cases of tresspass therein mentioned' 'which was read the first time.

Mr. Barnitz from the committee to whom was referred on the 3d instant, the petition of sundry inhabitants of the borough of York, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled

• An act authorizing the governor to incorporate the York Water Company;' which was read the first time.

Mr. Frailey from the committee of accounts, made further report in part, which was read as follows, to wit.

That they have examined the account of Joseph A. M-Jimsey for making an index to the journal of Senate of the last session of the legislature, and find there is due to him on that account, the suim of fifty dollars.

They therefore offer the following resolution, viz.

Resolved, That the Speaker draw his warrant on the state treasurer in favour of Joseph A. M-Jimsey for fifty dollars in full for making said index.

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

Whereupon,
A warrant was accordingly so drawn.

Mr. Rogers in behalf of the joint committee appointed to investigate the situation of the banks in the city of Philadelphia in which the commonwealth is interested, asked and obtained further time not exceeding one week, for the purpose of preparing

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

• A further supplement to the act, entitled, an act to enable the governor to incorporate a company for making a turnpike road from Middletown to Harrisburg:

And after some time, The committee rose, reported progress and asked leave to sit again, and

On the question,
Shall the committee have leave to sit again
It was determined in the negative.

their report.

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