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A communication from the Attorney-General was read, and is in the words following, to wit:
The surveyor-general and attorney-general, to whom was referred the petition of Ralph Hascall and Ransom Noble, reported as follows, to wit:
Sketch of the debate in the Senate on Tuesday last on the bill "to abolish imprisonment for debt and to prevent frauds against creditors."
Report of the Attorney General, also mentioned in the minutes of yesterday:
The Attorney General in obedience to the resolution of the hon. the assembly of this day, directing him to report the existing provisions by law relative to the payment of prizes in Medical Science Lottery number five:
The undersigned commissioners, appointed in pursuance of the act, entitled "an act relative to the claims of John Jacob Astor, on certain lands in the county of Putnam," beg permission to make the following Report to his excellency the Governor:
The meeting having convened pursuant to adjournment, and the nomination of lieutenant-governor and the address of the republican members of the legislature, made at Albany on the 15th ult. having been read,
Resolved, unanimously, That we will support
CITY OF HUDSON.
AT the last Court of Common Pleas held at the city of Hudson. I left at some house in Hudson, or was stolen from Mr. Swart's Tavern, a drab colored superfine broadcloth SURTOUT COAT. Any person who may have found it or discovered who has stolen it will be handsomely rewarded for leaving the coat with or communicating his knowledge to Mr. Swart.
Feeling and speaking the sentiments of the republicans of the county of Columbia, whom we have been appointed to represent, we consider it our duty to communicate to you our ideas on the present important crisis.
The select committee of the senate to whom has been referred the bill for continuing the state tax for one year, request your opinion whether the funds of the state will not admit of the discontinuance of the state tax, without great embarrassment in the fiscal affairs of the state, or prejudice to the public faith.
Not having received an answer to the note which I had the honor of addressing to you yesterday, by my friend Mr. Grosvenor—You will readily perceive that there is but one course left. Mr. Grosvenor is fully authorized on the subject, and I presume you or your friend, will arrange it for as early a day as possible.
The language which you used respecting me and my conduct in court, last Saturday evening, renders it necessary that I call on you for such explanation, apology, or satisfaction, as one gentleman when thus injured has a right to demand from another. My friend, Mr.
To the Hon. Martin Van Beuren, Senator elect in the Congress of the United States, Chief of the Tails, Poet Laureate, &c. &c.
My Dear Matty,
By M. Van Beuren, Esq. The republicans of the country of Columbia. Undismayed by the success of faction and corruption, attached to the republican cause from a conviction of its justice, they will remain as steady to their principles as the needle to the pole.
When we see men, high in station and public confidence, formally uttering the sentiment, that division is the anchor of our safety, and that party animosity in the life-blood of republics, it is natural to inquire by what process of reasoning that doctrine is established; and what are the motives that have induced the propagation of a sentiment so repugnant to our...
Pursuant to the usage of their predecessors, your representatives in Senate and Assembly met at the capitol in this city, to designate the counties from which the next candidates for senators for the middle district ought to be taken. The proceedings above detailed shew the result of their deliberations.
By M. Van Buren, esq. The state of Vermont. May she produce no more Elliotts.
The attorney-general, to whom was referred the engrossed bill, from the honorable the Assembly, entitled "an act for the relief of Benson Hunt," reported as follows, to wit:
Whereas Roswell B.
Died—In this city, on the evening of Friday, the 5th inst. after a lingering illness, Mrs. Hannah Van Buren, wife of the hon. Martin Van Buren, in the 36th year of her age.