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That at a meeting of the members of both houses of the legisture, held this day agreeably to law in the chamber of the House of Representatives for the purpose of choosing the state treasurer, upon counting the votes it appeared that William Findlay was unanimously re-elected.

All the members present, to wit. Messrs. Tod, speaker, Baily, Barnitz, Beale, Biddle, Erwin, Ewing, Forster, Frailey, Graham, Hopkins, Jarrett, Lowrie, Maghee, M-Farland, M Sherry, Morgan, Murray, Poe, Power, Reed, Rogers, Shannon, Shearer, Shoemaker, Smith, G. Weaver, I. Weaver and Welles, of the Senate; and

Messrs. Allshouse, Alter, J. Anderson, S. Anderson, W. Anderson, Black, Boyd, Brebst, Brodhead, Buchanan, J. Bucher, c. Bucher, Carpenter, Christie, Clark, Cochran, Coon, Courtney, Dechert, Denison, Dysart, Edwards, Eichelberger, Epler, Goodhart, Haldeman, Hamilton, Hart, Herrington, Hibshman, Hilliard, Holgate, Holmes, Hottenstein, Humphrey, Hutchison, Kelly, King, Kittera, Kryder, Lewis, Lightner, Livingston, Maclay, Martin, M-Clure, M-Euen, M-Kean, M-Kibben, Menough, Middleswarth, Miller, Milliken, Morgan, Morton, Mosher, Norbury, Plumer, Powell, Read, Reigart, Reily, Rhoads, Rinker, Roberts, Robinette, Rothrock, Rowland, Sawyer, Scott, S. Sellers, T. Sela lers, Shaffer, Sharp, Smith, Stewart, Storm, Stroman, Sutherland, Tryon, Vance, J. Wallace, P. Wallace, J. J. Wallis, Weston, White, Wind, Wynkoop and Hill, speaker, of the House of Representatives voting für William Findlay.spoti

That duplicate certificates of said election have been made out and signed by the Speaker of the Senate as president of the joint meeting Attest,

JAMES M-SHERRY,
Teller on the part of Senate.,

JACOB BUCHER,
Teller on the part of the House of

Representatives.

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WEDNESDAY, January 10, 1816.

Mr. Beale presented a petition from sundry inhabitants of Farmanagh and Milford townships, remonstrating against the division of Mifflin county; and

The same was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Jarrett from the committee to whom was referred on the 8the instant, the petition of John Snyder, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled

An act to authorize John Snyder of Northampton county, his

heirs and assigns to erect and maintain a wing-dam in the river Lehigh under certain restrictions ;' which was read the first time.

The bill, entitled

An act for the relief of Thomas Curtis," was read the third time, and

Resolved, That this bill pass.

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

The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

A supplement to the act, entitled, an act authorizing the governor to appoint commissioners to view and lay out a state road from Carlisle in Cumberland county to Littleton, in Bedford county, 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 with amendments, in which the concurrence of that house is requested.

The bill, entitled

An act to cede to the United States the jurisdiction over a piece of land near Pittsburg,' was read the second time as reporta ed by a committee of the whole yesterday.

Section 1. being under consideration,
A motion was made by Mr. Reed and Mr. Frailey,

To amend the same by adding to the end thereof, the following words : 6

far as may be necessary for the conducting and transacting of business on the part of the United States, and

On the question,
Will Senate agree so to amend ?

The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Frailey and Mr. Reed, and are as follow, to wit.

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So it was determined in the negative, and

On the question,
Will Senate agree to the section ?

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

YEAS

YEAS.

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31.

Messrs. Baily,

Messrs. Morgan,
Barnitz,

Murray,
Beale,

Poe,
Biddle,

Power,
Erwin,

Reed,
Ewing,

Rogers
Forster,

Ross,
Frailey,

Shannon,
Graham,

Shearer,
Hopkins

Shoemaker,
Jarrett,

Smith,
Lane,

G. Weaver.
Lowrie,

I. Weaver,
Maghee,

Welles,
M'Farland,

Tod, speaker.
M’Sherry,

NAYS.-None.
So it was unanimously determined in the affirmative.
The remaining section and title being agreed to,
Ordered, That said bill be transcribed for a third reading,

Agreeably to order,

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

"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,' was read the second time.

The first and only section was considered and agreed to.
The title having been agreed to,
Ordered, That said bill be prepared for a third reading.

Agreeably to order,
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the bill from the
House of Representatives, entitled
An act to incorporate the Bridgeport manufacturing company.'

Whereupon,
A motion was made by Mr. Lane and Mr. Reed,

That said bill be committeed to a special committee, which was agreed to, and

Ordered, That Mr. Lane, Mr. Morgan and Mr. M-Farland be the committee.

The clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, presented for coneurrence the bill, entitled

* An act authorizing Elizabeth Deal and Charles Albright, ex. ecutors of the last will and testament of Jacob Deal, deceased, to sell and convey the estate therein mentioned; which was read the first time.

On motion of Mr. I. Weaver and Mr. Rogers,

The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Smith, in the chair, on the bill, entitled • An act providing for the erection of a state capitol.'

Ant after some time, The committee rose and reported said bill with amendments, which were read. On motion of Mr. Jarret and Mr. Shearer,

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

• An act confirming the proceedings of the commissioners of the county of Pike.'

Whereupon,
A motion was made by Mr. Frailey and Mr. Morgan,

That said bill be recommitted to a special committee, which was agreed to, and

Ordered, That Mr. Jarrett, Mr. Reed and Mr. I. Weaver be the committee.

Adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.

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THURSDAY, January 11, 1816.

Mr. Lowrie presented from William B. Forster for the use of the table of Senate, a plan of the town of Lawrenceville on the driver Allegheny ; which was laid on the table.

Mr. Murray presented a petition from Charles Maus and John Solomon, praying to be authorized to dig a race across the public highway; and

The same was read and referred to Mr. Murray, Mr. Shoemaker and Mr. Maghee, with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Jarrett from the committee to whom was referred yesterday, the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

An act confirming the proceedings of the commissioners of Pike county,' reported said bill with amendments, which were read.

. Mr. Murray from the committee to whom was referred on the 6th inst. the petition of Peter Ent and others, reported a bill, en

titled 1. An act authorizing Peter Ent, Christian Brobst and William

Brewer to improve and occupy a certain sand bar or island in the north east branch of the river Susquehanna; which was read the first time.

Mr. I. Weaver from the committee on claims, to whom was referred on the 6th inst, the petition of Eleanor Foy, widow of John Foy deceased, praying that she may be placed on the pension list, on account of her husband's death, which took place December 28, 1814, while he was in the service of the United States as a militia man drafted from the county of Philadelphia, made report, which was read as follows, viz.

That the service and death of John Foy are satisfactorily prov. cd by certificates, one from his colonel John Thompson, the other from his captain Michael Knor, and they consider the case of his widow as an unfortunate one claiming the commisseration of every feeling mind and deserving relief. But as her husband was called into, and died in the service of the United States, the committee cannot think that the case of his widow should be provided for by this state, and more especially, as the congress have power to provide for calling forth the militia to repel invasions,' (and in this case the power was exercised under its authority) it appears to be their duty not only - to pay the debts' contracted, but to provide for the losses and damages sustained in consequence.

The committee therefore offer the following resolution for consideration of Senate, viz.

Resolved, That the claim of Eleanor Foy be dismissed, and that she have leave to withdraw her documents, Ordered, To lie on the table.

The bill, entitled • An act to cede to the United States the jurisdiction over a piece of land near Pittsburg,' 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 extend the act, entitled, an act to improve the breed of sheep in certain counties in this commonwealth to the county of Erie,' 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 with amendments, in which the concurrence of that house is re, quested.

The amendments were to include the counties of Bucks, Westmoreland and Tioga in the provisions of said bill.

The bill, entitled An act providing for the erection of a state capitol,' was read the second time as reported by a committee of whole yesterday.

Section 1. being under consideration. A motion was made by Mr. Smith and Mr. Murray, *To amend the same by inserting in line 3 before the words fifty thousand, the words three hundred and's

On the question, Will Senate agree so to amend 2
It was determined in the negative, and
On the question,

soms gee nyt x;"1 Will Senate agree to said Boetion ?

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