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Buren, Des Moines, Henry, Louisa, Wayne, and Slaughter, and for other purposes;"
Which was read the first time.
The rule requiring all bills to be printed on being read the first time was suspended in reference to said bill, and iť was then read the second time.
A motion was made by Mr. Teas, to make the bill the order of the day for Friday next; which was disagreed to.
On motion of Mr. Box, The said bill was made the order of the day for to-morrow. Mr. M-Williams reported the following acts to be correctly enrolled, viz:-“ An act to authorize the town of Milwaukee, on the west side of the river, to borrow money."
“ An act for the relief of the poor;" and
“ An act concerning town and county officers, in the several coynties of Brown, Milwaukee, and Racine, and the counties attached to them for judicial purposes.”
The said acts were then presented to, signed by the speaker, and ordered to be sent to the president of the Council for his signature.
Bill No. 113, entitled “ A bill to amend an act, entitled • An act to prevent trespass on school lands, approved December 9, 1836,'” was read the first time, and,
On motion of Mr. Chance, The said bill was committed to the following select committee, viz: Messrs. Parkinson, Chance, and Shanley. .
Bill No. 33, entitled “ An act regulating weights and measures,” was taken up, and read the second time.
On motion of Mr. Nowlin, the house resolved itself into committee of the whole on said bill; Mr. Jenkins in the chair.
After some time, the committee rose, and reported the progress made therein, and asked leave to sit again ; when,
On motion of Mr. Chance, The said bill was referred to the following select committee, viz: Messrs. Shanley, Cox, and Chance.
On motion of Mr. Shanley,
The said committee was instructed to report on Friday next.
Bill No. 36, entitled “ A bill to prevent Sabbath-breaking,” was read the second time; when,
Mr. Teas moved that the house resolve itself into committee of the whole on said bill. The motion was lost.
On motion of Mr. Cox,
Bill No.58, entitled “ A bill concerning divorce and alimony," was read the second time, and,
On motion of Mr. Chance, was indefinitely postponed.
Bill No. 65, entitled “ A bill concerning debtors and their securities," was then read the second time, and,
On motion of Mr. Cox, the house went 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 said bill without amendment.
The bill was then ordered to be engrossed for the third reading.
On motion of Mr. Boyls, the sixteenth rule was suspended, in reference to said bill, and it was then read the third time, passed, title agreed to, and Ordered to be transmitted to the Council for concurrence.
On motion of Mr. M-Williams, Resolved, That the Council be requested to furnish to the House of Representatives, what action, if any has been had thereon, in relation to a resolution, introduced and passed this body, on the twenty-second day of November last, and presented to the Council for concurrence on the twenty-third day of November, which “resolution” is as follows:
“Resolved, By the Council and House of Representatives, (the Council concurring) That both houses meet in the representative hall on some future day, for the purpose of choosing, by joint ballot, three suitable persons to digest such laws as may be enacted, and report them, together with a perfect code, to the next annual session of the legislature, or such progress as they shall have made, at any intervening session of the legislature.”
On motion of Mr. Parkinson, the report of the committee appointed to investigate the charges preferred against Alexander MʻGregor, was ordered to be printed.
On motion of Mr. Nowlin, The house adjourned.
Thursday, January 4, 1838.
A message was received from his excellency, the governor, informing the house that he had examined and approved an act entitled "An act to authorize the town of Milwaukee, on the west side of the river, to borrow money;" and that he returned the following act without his signature, entitled “An act to incorporate the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal Company," with his objection thereto, viz: the omission of the word “not,” before the word “inconsistent,” in the second line of the ninth section.
The said act, entitled, “An act to incorporate the Milwaukee and Rock river,” &c., was then amended by inserting the word “not” before the the word “inconsistent,” in the second line of the ninth section.
Ordered, that the Council be informed.
A communication was received from the Hon. P. H. Engle, one of the committee appointed by a resolution of the legislative assembly, at the last session, to purchase a territorial library, enclosing a report on that subject. (See Appendix, “ No. 6.")
Referred to a select committee, consisting of Messrs. M.Williams, Sheldon, and Brunson.
Mr. M:Knight, from the committee on corporations, by leave, introduced bill No. 114, entitled “A bill to be entitled an act to
incorporate the city of Burlington;" which was read the first time.
The rule to print was suspended, with reference to said bill, and it was read the second time.
Mr. Sheldon offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That there-be no new business received by this house after Wednesday next.
Mr. Nowlin moved to amend, by striking out “Wednesday next, and inserting the “ 15th inst.”
On motion of Mr. Teas,
On motion of Mr. Chance, Resolved, That the report of the select committee, appointed by a resolution adopted by this house on the 21st ult., respecting the building of the capitol at Madison, be printed.
Mr. Brunson, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported bill No. 78, entitled “A bill concerning costs and fees,” to be correctly engrossed.
The said bill was then read a third time: and on the question, “ Shall the bill pass ?” the yeas and nays were called for, and were as follow:
Yeas:-Messrs. Blair, Boyls, Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Chance, Cox, Engle, Jenkins, M.Knight, M.Williams, Parkinson, Quigley, Reynolds, Shanley, Sholes, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker- 18.
Nays:-Messrs. Box, Nowlin, Sheldon, and Teas—4.
Mr. Parkinson, from the select committee to which bill No. 113 was referred, reported the said bill back to the house with an amendment.
The bill was then read the second time, and laid on the table.
Mr. Sheldon moved that the rule requiring bills of a private nature to be considered on Tuesdays, be suspended in reference to bill No. 11, Council file, in order that the said bill be now considered.
The motion was disagreed to. Bill No. 9, entitled "A bill to locate and establish a territorial road from Bloomington to the Forty Mile Point on Cedar river," returned by the Council with the following amendment, viz: strike out“ Wayne,” and insert“Muscatine,” in the title of the act, and wherever it occurs throughout the bill, was taken up, and the said amendment was concurred in. Ordered, that the Council be informed., .' On motion of Mr. Shanley,
Bill No. 56, entitled “A bill to provide for the election of county surveyor,” &c., was referred to the following select committee, viz:
Messrs. Shanley, Parkinson, and Nowlin.
The house then proceeded to consider the order of the day, being
Bill No. 112, entitled “A bill to establish the boundaries of the counties of Lee, Van Buren, Des Moines, Henry, Louisa, Wayne, and Slaughter, and for other purposes."
Mr. Engle moved to refer the bill to a select committee, which was disagreed to.
Mr. Engle then moved to recommit the bill to the select committee by whom it was reported; the motion was agreed to.
Mr. Parkinson, moved to rescind the resolution offered by Mr. Childs, and passed by this house, instructing the committee consisting of the Des Moines delegation, to bring in a bill agreeably to the message of the executive, on the subject of the division of Des Moines county.
The previous question being called for, the main question was unanimously ordered to be put.
The main question was then put, and the yeas and nays being called for, were as follow:
Yeas:-Messrs. Brunson, Brunet, M.Knight, Parkinson, Reynolds, Shanley, and Teas—7.
Nays:-Messrs. Blair, Box, Boyls, Childs, Chance, Cox, Engle, Jenkins, M Williams, Nowlin, Quigley, Sheldon, Smith, Sholes, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker-16. So the motion to rescind the resolution was lost.
On motion of Mr. Jenkins, The said committee was instructed to report on to-morrow. Bill No. 18, sent from the Council for concurrence, entitled