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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 on Satır day next.

Agreeably to order,

The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Ross in the chair, on the bill from the House of Representatives; entitled

A supplement to the act, entitled, an act for the appointment and regulation of constables in the township of the Northern Liberties, in the county of Philadelphia.'

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.
Shannon in the chair, on the bill, entitled

• An act to confirm the title of the trustees of the first Baptist church of Washington, to a lot of ground in the biorough of Washington.

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

Agreeably to order,

The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Shearer 'in the chair, on the bill, entitled • An act for the relief of Charles Tipper, an old soldier.?

And after some time,
The committee rose and reported said bill as committed.

On motion,
Said bill was read the second time.
The first and only section having been considered,

On the question,
Will Senate agree to said section ?

The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Ewing and Mr. Power, and are as follow, to wit,

YEAS,
Messrs. Beale,

Messrs. Power,
Graham,

Rogers,
Jarrett,

Ross,
Lowrie,

Shannon,
Maghee,

Shearer,
M-Farland,

Shoemaker,
M Sherry,

G. Weaver,
Murray,

1. Weaver,
Poe,

Tod, speaker. 18,
Nays.--Messrs. Baily, Ewing, Frailey. 3.
So it was determined in the affirmative.
The title was considered and agreed to.
Ordered, That said bill be transcribed for a third teading.
Adjourned until 10 o'clock on Monday morning.

YEAS.

MONDAY, February 26, 1816.

Mr. Power presented a petition from sundry inhabitants of Brighton township in the county of Beaver, praying that they may

be authorized to hold their elections at the house of Robert Wilson in said township; and

The same was read and referred to the committee on election districts.

A motion was made by Mr. Frailey and Mr. Morgan, they having voted in the majority,

To re-consider the vote agreeing on Saturday last, to the passage of the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

A further supplement to an act, entitled, an act to incorporate a company for making an artificial road from Harrisburg through Lewistown and Huntingdon to Pittsburg,' and

On the question,
Will Senate agree so to re-consider?
It was determined in the affirmative.

Whereupon, on motion, The further consideration of said bill was postponed for the present.

A motion was made by Mr. Jarrett and Mr. Shearer, they having voted in the majority,

To re-consider the vote agreeing on the 23d inst. to the report of the committee of the whole, negativing the first section of the bill, entitled

6 An act in aid of certain volunteers and militia of this state,' and

On the question,
Will Senate agree so to re-consider ?

The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Lowrie and Mr. Ewing, and are as follow, to wit.

YEAS.

YEAS.

Messrs. Barnitz,

Beale,
Biddle,
Graham,
Jarrett,
Lane,
Lowrie,
M Farland,
M“Sherry,
Murray;

Messrs. Poe,

Power,
Rogers,
Ross,
Shannon,
Shearer,
I. Weaver,
Welles,
Tod, speaker.

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Messrs. Baily,

Messrs. Hopkins,
Erwin,

Maghee,
Ewing,

Morgan,
Forster,

Shoemaker,

9.
Frailey,
So it was determined in the affirmative.

Whereupon, on motion,
The further consideration of said bill was postponed until to-

The bill, entitled
“An act authorizing John Dickson to convey certain land, and
for other purposes,' was read the third time, and
Resolved, That this bill pass.

The bill, entitled 6 An act for the relief of Charles Tipper, an old soldier,' 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.

On motion of Mr. Frailey and Mr. Shoemaker,

The resolution read on Saturday last, relative to the annual report of the adjutant general, was again read, considered and adopted.

The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

• A supplement to an act, entitled, an act vesting in the corporation of the city of Philadelphia for the use of the city, a certain lot of ground therein described, was read the second time as reported by a committee of the whole on Saturday last, consid-ered by section and agreed to. Ordered, That said bill be prepared for a third reading.

The bill, entitled 6 An act appropriating money to improve the road across Jack's mountain in Mifflin county,' was read the second time as reported by a committee of the whole on Saturday last.

The several sections were considered and agreed to.

The title being amended by adding thereto these words and the road leading from M‘Calls' ferry bridge in Lancaster county,' was agreed to.

Ordered, That said bill be transcribed for a third reading.
The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

• A supplement to the act, entitled, an act for the appointment
and regulation of constables in the township of the Northern Li-
berties, in the county of Philadelphia,' was read the second time
as reported by a committee of the whole on Saturday last, con-
sidered by section and agreed to.
Ordered, That said bill be prepared for a third reading.

The bill, entitied • An act to confirm the title of the trustees of the first Baptist church of Washington, to a lot of ground in the borough of Wash

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ington,' 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 transcribed for a third reading.

Agreeably to order,

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

An act confirming the title of Henry Shroeder, an alien, to a certain lot of land therein mentioned.'

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

The clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, presented for concurrence, a

• Resolution for supplying certain members of the present legislature, with one copy each of Smith's edition of the laws;'. which was read the first time.

He informed, That the House of Representatives have concurred in the amendments by Senate, to the

• Resolution relative to the capture of two British ships of war by captain Charles Stewart of the United States frigate Constitution.'

He presented for signature, the bills, entitled as follow, viz.

6 An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate a company to erect a bridge over the river Schuylkill, at or near Lewis' ferry in the county of Berks.'

A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to enable the Gov. ernor to incorporate a company for the purpose of making an artis ficial road from the Philadelphia and Lancaster turnpike road between the twenty-three mile stone and the Admiral Warren tavern, to the point where the Reading road intersects the Morgantown road to the west of Jones's tavern in Berks county."

An act making further provision for the support of the board of wardens for the port of Philadelphia.'

An act to provide for the better preservation and increase of the library of this commonwealth.

.A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to authorize the Governor to incorporate a company to erect a toll bridge over Big Beaver creek, at or near Wolf lane in the county of Beaver.'

Whereupon, The Speaker signed said bills. The Secretary of the Commonwealth being introduced, present, ed a message from the Governor, with the documents * therein Deferred to, which was read as follows, to wit. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the Common

wealth of Pennsylvania. I have this day approved and signed the following acts of the General Assembly, and directed the Secretary of the Common

* See appendix.

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wealth to return them to the House of Representatives in which they originated, viz.

A further supplement to an act, entitled, an act to incorporate a company for making an artificial road from Harrisburg through Lewistown and Huntingdon to Pittsburg.'

6 An act to enable the Governor to incorporate a company for making an artificial road from Henry Hews' in the county of Lycoming, to Aaron Bloss' in the county of Tioga.'

I hasten to lay before you, as well a letter from the secretary at war, soliciting for the government of the United States a ces. sion of jurisdiction over real estate near Pittsburg, purchased by that government for the erection thereon of buildings for the purposes of war, with a designation of the particular site attached thereto, as a letter also from Callender Irvine commissary general, written in obedience to directions from the department of war, accompanied by two deeds to the United States for property in the neighborhood of the city of Philadelphia--in which letter he intimates an early transmission of other deeds for property near Carlisle, all purchased for similar purposes. The importance of the subject, it is presumed, will command the early attention of the General Assembly.

SIMON SNYDER. Harrisburg, February 26, 1816.

Agreeably to order, The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. 1. Weaver in the chair, on the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

* An act for the relief of captain Peter Ruch's company of light dragoons, late in the service of the United States.

And after some time, The committee rose and reported said bill as committed.

Agreeably to order,

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

A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to incorporate the city of Philadelphia, passed the 11th day of March one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.'

And after some time,
The committee rose and reported said bill as committed.

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.
Adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.

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