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asking the privilege of being heard as counsel, in defence of said Wilson.
Ordered, that said communication lie on the table.
Bill .No. 110, “ A bill to establish the Philandrian College, in the town of Denmark," and
Bill No. 111, “ A bill to establish the Union Seminary of Des Moines county.”
The said bills were severally read the first time, and the rule requiring all bills to be printed after a first reading was suspended, in reference thereto.
On motion of Mr. Teas, Bill No. 11, Council file, entitled “A bill to incorporate the Stockholders of the Banks of Racine and Iowa,” was read the first time, and the rule to print in reference to said bill suspended.
Mr. Chance moved to make the said bill the order of the day for next Tuesday; which motion was disagreed to."
The said bill was then read the second time, and on motion,
The house resolved itself into a committee of the whole on said bill, Mr. Sholes in the chair.
After a short time the committee rose, and by their chairman reported the bill with amendments.
The amendments were agreed to.
The following message was received from the Council, by their secretary:
“ Mr. Speaker,—The Council have passed bill No. 43, entitled •A bill to license and regulate taverns,' in which bill I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.
“ The Council have concurred in the several amendments made by this house to bill No. 35, entitled A bill providing for the number of town officers, and for the tenure of county and town offices;'"
And then he withdrew.
Mr. Chance moved to adjourn; which motion was disagreed to.
Mr. Sheldon offered the following amendment to the said bill:
In the 6th line of the 22d sect., between the words “in” and “ and,” insert these words,
“ Forty thousand dollars in the legal coin of the United States, and the remainder in current bills.”
The said amendment was agreed to, and the bill was ordered to be engrossed for the third reading.
The sixteenth rule was suspended, in reference to said bill, and it was then read the third time. · On the question “ Shall the bill pass ?” the yeas and nays being called for, were as follow:
Yeas:– Messrs. Boyls, Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Cox, M‘Knight, M-Williams, Nowlin, Parkinson, Reynolds, Sheldon, Smith, Shanley, Sholes, Teas, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker-18.
Nays:-Messrs. Blair, Box, and Chance-3.
Ordered, that the clerk request the Council to concur therein.
On motion of Mr. Parkinson, Resolved, That a select committee be appointed, to which all bills for seminaries originating in and now before this house, shall be referred for the purpose of having the said several bills incorporated in one bill.
Messrs. Parkinson, Quigley, and M-Williams, were appointed said select committee. · And then the house adjourned.
Wednesday, January 3, 1838.
The following message was received from the executive:
“ Territory of Wisconsin, Executive 2
- Department, Burlington, Jan. 2, 1838. S ** To the Hon. the Speaker of the House of Representatives:
“ Sir,— I have this day examined and approved • An act to provide for the sale of the land on which the seat of justice of Racine county is located,' and herewith return the same to the House of Representatives.
“ Very respectfully,
“ HENRY DODGE.”
Mr. Chance presented petitions of sundry inhabitants of Des Moines county, praying the passage of a law, giving power to the commissioners of said county to raise a poll tax for the purpose of building bridges across Flint river. Referred to the committee on roads and highways.
On motion of Mr. Sheldon, Resolved, That the resolution which passed this house on the 26th day of December, dispensing with the printing of the daily slips, be rescinded.
Mr. M-Williams, from the committee on enrolment, reported as correctly enrolled, “ An act to incorporate the Milwaukee and Rock river Canal Company."
The said act was then presented to, signed by the speaker, and
Ordered to be sent to the president of the Council for his sig. nature.
Mr. Brunson, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported bills Nos. 21 and 87, as correctly engrossed.
Bill No. 87, entitled “ A bill to locate the seat of justice of Green county, and for other purposes,” was read the third time, and,
On the question of the final passage, the yeas and nays were called for, and were as follow:
Yeas :- Messrs. Blair, Box, Boyls, Brunson, Burnet, Cornwall, Chance, Cox, Jenkins, M-Knight, M.Williams, Nowlin, Parkinson, Shanley, Sholes, Teas, Wheeler, Leffler, speaker -18. Nays:-Messrs. Quigley, Sheldon, and Smith-3. So the bill passed; and the title was then amended to read,
“ An act to organize the county of Green, and to extend the boundaries thereof."
Ordered that said bill be sent to the Council for concurrence.
Bill No. 21, entitled “ A bill for an act to amend • An act concerning judgments and executions,'” was read the third time.
Mr. Teas offered the following amendment as a rider to the bill:
“ The provisions of this act shall not extend to any of the counties formed out of the original county of Des Moines, and pending the question on the amendment.”
On motion of Mr. Chance,
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The amendment offered by Mr. Teas to
Bill No. 21, entitled “ A bill for an act to amend • An act concerning judgments and executions,”. Was decided to be out of order.
The question was then taken on the passage of the bill, and the yeas and nays being called for, were as follow : .
Yeas:-Messrs. Boyls, Childs, Cornwall, Chance, Cox, Engle, M-Knight, M-Williams, Nowlin, Parkinson, Quigley, Sheldon, Shanley, Sholes, and Wheeler--15.
Nays:-Messrs. Blair, Box, Brunson, Jenkins, Teas, and Leffler, speaker-6.
So the bill passed, and the title was then agreed to.
Ordered, That the clerk request the Council to concur in the said bill.
The following message was received from the Council by the secretary:
“ Mr. Speaker,—The Council have appointed Messrs. Sweet and Irwin the committee of conference on their part on the subject of the resolution of the Council declaring the proceedings of the house in relation to the substitutes to bills Nos. 5, 30, and 32, to be unparliamentary.
“ The Council have agreed to all the amendments of this house to bill No. 11, entitled • A bill to incorporate the stockholders of the Banks of Racine and Iowa,' except the following, viz:
“To insert after the words paid in,' in the 6th line of the 22d section, the wordsforty thousand dollars in the legal coin
of the United States, and remainder in current bills :' and have · amended the amendment of this house, viz:
To strike out the name of Benjamin F. Wallace,' in the 1st section, and to insert • John S. David,' in place thereof; by striking out the name of • John S. David,' and inserting in place thereof the name of • Hiram C. Bennet.'
6 The Council have passed bills of the following titles, viz: “ No. 41, • A bill concerning grand and petit jurors,' and
“ No. 45, A bill to establish and regulate ferries in the county of Milwaukee and the counties thereto attached, for judicial purposes;'
“In which bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.
6 The Council have concurred in bills of this house entitled as follow:
“ No. 9, A bill to establish a territorial road from the Forty Mile Point, on Cedar river, to Bloomington, on the Mississippi river.'
“No. 14, “A bill to incorporate the Wisconsin Insurance Company,' and
“ No.59,- A bill to locate and establish a territorial road from Dubuque to A. Bankston's.'
“In the first, with an amendment to which, I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.
“I am directed, also, by a resolution of the Council, to call upon this house for the report of the commissioners elected to superintend the building of the capitol at Madisơn; and, also, the report of the acting commissioner, in order to have the same printed;"
And then he withdrew.
Mr. Box, from the select committee consisting of the entire delegation of Des Moines county, made the following report: (see Appendix, “ No. 5,”) and reported bill No. 112, entitled * A bill to establish the boundaries of the counties of Lee, Van