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Mr. Childs offered the following resolution:

Resolved, that C. C. Sholes, editor of the Wisconsin Democrat, at Green Bay, be employed to print the journal of this house for the present session, and that he be allowed the usual price for the same.

Mr. Engle moved to postpone the consideration of the resolution until Monday next; and the question being taken,

It was decided in the negative.
Mr. Nowlin moved to lay the resolution on the table;
Which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Quigley moved the following amendment:-Strike out all after the word “Resolved,” and insert “ That the printing of the journal of this house be given to the lowest and best bidder."

The yeas and nays being called for, were as follows:

Yeas:-Messrs. Box, Boyls, Brunson, Brunet, Cornwall, Nowlin, Quigley, and Teas—8.

Nays:-Messrs. Childs, Cox, Durkee, Engle, Jenkins, M-Gregor, M.Knight, M-Williams, Parkinson, Reynolds, Sheldon, Smith, Shanley, Sholes, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker-16.

Mr. Nowlin moved to amend the resolution by striking out “C. C. Sholes, editor of the Wisconsin Democrat at Green Bay," and inserting “ James Clarke & Co., editors of the Territorial Gazette ;” and upon this question the yeas and nays being called for, were as follow :

Yeas:-Messrs. Engle and Nowlin—2.

Nays:-Messrs. Box, Boyls, Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Cox, Durkee, Jenkins, M Gregor, M.Knight, M-Williams, Parkinson, Quigley, Reynolds, Sheldon, Smith, Shanley, Sholes, Teas, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker-22.

Mr. Quigley moved to amend the resolution by striking out, “C. C. Sholes, editor of the Wisconsin Democrat at Green Bay,” and inserting “the editors of the Iowa News at Dubuque.”.

Mr. Box moved to lay the resolution on the table, and, it being a privileged question,

It was first put and decided in the affirmative.
Mr. Parkinson offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That M. D. Holbrook, editor of the Miner's Free Press, printer at Mineral Point, be employed to print the laws passed by the legislative assembly at its present session, and that he be allowed the usual price for the same, the Council concurring herein.

Mr. Chance moved to lay the resolution on the table; which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Quigley moved to strike out “ M. D. Holbrook, editor of the Miner's Free Press, printer at Mineral Point,” and insert Corriell, King & Russell, editors of the Iowa News at Dubuque."

The yeas and nays being called for, were taken, and were as follow :

Yeas :-Messrs. Chance, Engle, Nowlin, Quigley, and Wheeler-5.

Nays:-Messrs. Box, Boyls, Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Cox, Durkee, M*Knight, M-Williams, Parkinson, Reynolds, Sheldon, Smith, Shanley, Sholes, Teas, and Leffler, speaker-18.

So the amendment was lost.

Mr. Nowlin moved to strike out “ M. D. Holbrook, editor of the Miner's Free Press, printer at Mineral Point,” and insert “ James Clarke & Co., editors of the Territorial Gazette," and called for the yeas and nays.

Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Chance, Nowlin, and Quigley—3.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Box, Boyls, Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Cox, Durkee, Engle, M‘Gregor, M-Knight, M-Williams, Parkinson, Reynolds, Sheldon, Smith, Shanley, Sholes, Teas, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker -21.

Mr. Nowlin moved to lay the resolution on the table; which was decided in the negative.

Yeas—8. Nays—15. Mr. Quigley offered the following amendment:-Strike out all after the word “Resolved,” and insert “The secretary of this territory shall issue proposals for the printing of the laws passed at the present session of the legislative assembly of the ter. ritory, and that the same be given to the lowest and best bidder.”

The yeas and nays being called for, were as follows:

Yeas:-Messrs. Box, Brunson, Brunet, Cornwall, Chance, Engle, M Gregor, Nowlin, Quigley, and Wheeler-10.

Nays:--Messrs. Boyls, Childs, Cox, Durkee, Jenkins, M-Williams, M‘Night, Parkinson, Reynolds, Sheldon, Smith, Shanley, Sholes, Teas, and Leffler, speaker-15.

So the amendment was lost.

A motion was made by Mr. Nowlin to adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.

Mr. Chance offered the following amendment:-Strike out 6 M. D. Holbrook, editor of the Miner's Free Press, printer at Mineral Point,” and insert “ The Milwaukee Advertiser."

The yeas and nays being called for, were as follow:
Yeas:-Messrs. Cornwall, Chance, Durkee, Sheldon-4.

Nays:-Messrs. Box, Boyls, Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Cox, Engle, Jenkins, MʻGregor, M-Knight, M-Williams, Nowlin, Parkinson, Quigley, Reynolds, Smith, Shanley, Sholes, Teas, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker-21.

So the amendment was disagreed to.

Mr. Quigley moved to amend the resolution by striking out “ M. D. Holbrook, &c.," and inserting “ John O'Rourke, editor of the Milwaukee Sentinel;" and, the question being put,

It passed in the negative.
The yeas and nays being called for, were as follow :

Yeas:-Messrs. Cornwall, Chance, Durkee, Quigley, Reynolds, Sheldon, and Teas–7.

Nays:-Messrs. Box, Boyls, Brunet, Childs, Cox, Engle, Jenkins, M‘Gregor, M*Knight, M Williams, Nowlin, Parkinson, Smith, Shanley, Sholes, and Leffler, speaker-16.

Mr. Chance moved to strike out “ M. D. Holbrook, editor, : &c.,” and insert “C. C. Sholes, editor of the Wisconsin Democrat;" and, the question being put,

It was determined in the negative,
The yeas and nays being called for, were as follow:
Yeas:-Messrs. Chance, M Gregor, Quigley, and Teas—4.
Nays:-Messrs. Box, Boyls, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Cox,

Durkee, Engle, Jenkins, M-Knight, M-Williams, Nowlin, Parkinson, Reynolds, Sheldon, Smith, Shanley, Sholes, and Leffler, speaker-19.

The question then recurred upon the adoption of the resolution, and the question being put,

It passed in the affirmative.
The yeas and nays being called for, were as follow:

Yeas:-Messrs. Box, Brunet, Cornwall, Cox, Durkee, Engle, Jenkins, M‘Gregor, M-Knight, M«Williams, Parkinson, Reynolds, Sheldon, Smith, Shanley, Sholes, Teas, and Leffler, speaker-18.

Nay:-Mr. Nowlin.
Mr. M'Gregor offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That Andrew F. Russell and Henry F. Cox, be employed to prepare the journal of the House of Representatives of the present session, for the press.

On motion of Mr. Sheldon, The resolution was laid on the table. Mr. Jenkins asked leave of absence for Mr. Box until Tuesday next.

Leave was granted.

Mr. Teas asked leave to withdraw the petitions of Martha Newton and Lucinda Jones. Leave was granted.

On motion of Mr. Engle, The House adjourned until Monday next, at 10 o'clock, A. M.

Monday, December 4, 1837.

The journal of Saturday was read and corrected. Mr. M Gregor presented the petition of inhabitants of Dubuque and Muscatine counties, praying for the organization of a new county to be formed out of the said counties.

Referred to a select committee, to consist of the delegation from Dubuque county.

Mr. Sholes offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a select committee of three be appointed with power to send for persons and papers, to investigate the truth ' of statements made by a certain John Wilson, calculated to injure the reputation and destroy the standing of an honourable member of this house; and that said committee be instructed to report as soon as practicable. :

The resolution was adopted, and Messrs. Sholes, Engle, and Sheldon were appointed said committee.

On motion of Mr. M:Knight, Resolved, That this house do give the preparing of the journal of this house for publication, to Mr. Catlin, chief clerk thereof, and that he be allowed the sum of dollars per day, for the time spent therein.

On motion of Mr. Smith, The said resolution was reconsidered. Mr. Sheldon moved to amend the said resolution, by striking out all after the blank, and inserting, “two hundred dollars therefor.”

The amendment was agreed to. Mr. Engle moved further to amend the resolution, by inserting between the words “ house ” and “for,” the words, “at its present session.”

The amendment was adopted.
The resolution as amended, was then adopted..

On motion of Mr. Brunson, Resolved, That a select committee be appointed for the purpose of taking into consideration the expediency of drafting a memorial to the Congress of the United States, praying that the Indian title to the island on the south side of Lake Superior, known by the name of Magalen or La Pointe, may be extinguished.

Messrs. Brunson, Durkee, and M-Williams, were appointed the committee.

Mr. M Williams reported a resolution, respecting a ship canal,

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