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Act to incorporate the
Act to incorporate the Columbia and Mary.
April 4, 1837.
do. Act to incorporate the Warren and New York state line turnpike road company,
Aet to incorporate the
Williamsport railroad company,
Acres of land
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Mr. STEVENS, of Adams, presented two memorials from citizens of Pennsylvania, praying that the privilege of the trial by jury may be ex. tended to all nersons, which was refered 10 the committee to whom was commited the inth article of the Constitution.
Mr. Coates of Lancaster, presented two memorials from citizens of Pittsburg, similar in their charac.er, which was refered to the same committee.
Mr. Magee, of Perry, presented two petitions from citizens of Perry county, againsaks and Banking, which were laid on the table.
Mr. Fry Ah, submited the following resolution :
“ Resolut Fubscrip'ion by the Convention, to the Daily Chronicle, bo die continued at tue th: present montli".
The resolution bemg under consideration, it was read a second timeMr. Stevens, of Atlams, moved to amend the resolution, by striking out all after the word " Resolved”, and inserting as follows: "That a committee be appointed to enquire into the expediency of making arrangements for discontinuing the Daily Chronicle".
Mr. Brown, of 'Philadel oli a, moverl to amend the amendment, by adding the words, * And also to énquire how far the other expenses of this Convention may be reduced".
Mr. Stevens accepted the amendment as a modification of his amend. ment.
Mr. Fry then accepted the amendinent, as amended, as a modification of his resolution.
Mr. EARLE, of Philadelphia, remarked, that the whole cffect of the resolution would be destroyed by the moslifications, as the third month of the Chronicle would begin, uuless the counmiltec shou:d report tomorrow.
Mr. Stevens said, it would be quite as respectful to the House 10 suppose that any committee would do its duty, as to charge it with impurity in advance.
Mr. Cummis, of Juniata, said, the subject had occupied his inind. He had al ways voted against this expenditure. He knew the subsc iption would be expensive, but he did not know it would be desired by his constituents. He had several letters from which it appeare!, that the people liked to have it. He believed it woull be wrong, after the great expense incured by the publisher for hands, types, presses, &c., to say to him, that we will stop short in the midst.
Mr. CUNNINGHAM, of Mercer, more: to strike out all that part of the resolution which related to the Daily Chronicle. He did not know why the Chronicle was to be made the scape-goat of the Convention. He believed there were other ciuses. Ever since he had received the Chronicle, he la' seni it to his constituen's according to a list made out, and had desired that it might be filed in the Po:1 office. From letters which had reached him, he could say, that his constituents were inuch gratified with the act of the Convention in sending this paper out among the people. They did not mind the expense they wanted the information, every day, and correctly given. He had heari no complaints. Why did not gentleman strike out the expense of the other papers ? Mr. Brown, of Philadelphia, suggested the propriety of leaving the