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No. 146, “ A bill supplementary to an act entitled • An act to . regulate the mode of petitioning the legislative assembly in certain cases;'" and,
On motion of Mr. Sheldon, The house resolved itself into a committee of the whole on said bill; Mr. Sholes in the chair.
After some time the committee rose, and by their chairman reported said bill without amendment.
Bills Nos. 140, 141, 142, 143, 145, and 146 were severally ordered to be engrossed for the third reading.
The 16th rule was then suspended with reference to bills Nos: 143, 141, 145, and 146, which were severally read the third time, passed, and the titles thereof agreed to.
Ordered, to be sent to the Council for concurrence.
The house suspended the rule requiring all bills to be engrossed with reference to bill No. 140, which was read the third time, and,
On the question “ Shall the bill pass ?" the yeas and nays being called for, were as follow :
Yeas:-Messrs. Blair; Boyls, Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Chance, Engle, Sheldon, Sholes, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker-12.
Nays:-Messrs. Box, Cox, Jenkins, M-Knight, Parkinson, Smith, Shanley, and Teas–8.
So the bill passed, and the title thereof was agreed to.
Yeas:-Messrs. Blair, Box, Cornwall, Chance, Cox, Engle, Jenkins, Nowlin, Sheldon, Smith, Shanley, Sholes; Teas, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker-15.
Nays:-Messrs. Boyls, Brunet, Childs, M‘Knight, and Pärkinson-5.
So the bill was indefinitely postponed. Mr. Teas moved that bill No. 133, entitled “ A bill to incorporate the Racine and Rock River Rail Road Company,” be indefinitely postponed.
:. On this question the yeas and nays being called for, were as follow :
Yeas:-Messrs. Box, Reynolds, and Teas,-3.
Nays:-Messrs. Blair, Boyls, Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall,Chance, Cox, Engle, Jenkins, Parkinson, Sheldon, Smith, Shanley, Sholes, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker--17. ' The house then resolved itself into committee of the whole on said bill; Mr. Teas in the chair.
After some time the committee rose, and reported the same without amendment.
The bill was then ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.
The 16th rule was then suspended with reference to said bill, and it was then read the third time, passed, and the title agreed to.
Ordered, that the Council be requested to concur in the said bill.
Mr. M Williams, from the committee on enrolments, reported the following acts to be correctly enrolled, viz:
“ An act to incorporate the state bank of Wisconsin at Prairie du Chien.”
« An act relating to the militia and public defence of the territory•of Wisconsin.”
“ An act to authorize the town of Milwaukee, on the west side of the river, to borrow money;", and
“ An act to incorporate the borough of Green Bay.”
Ordered to be transmitted to the president of the Council for his signature.
The following message was received from the Council by the secretary thereof:
“Mr. Speaker - The Council have concurred in bills of this house of the following titles, viz:
“ No. 51, “A bill to incorporate the Davenport Manual Law bour College.'
“No. 110, • A bill to establish the Philandrian college, in the town of Denmark, Des Moines county.”
“No. 116, “A bill to incorporate the several seminaries herein named.'
“ No. 127, · A bill to incorporate the Iowa Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Also, in bills of this house, as follow:
“No. 13, • A bill to incorporate the stockholders of the Ro. chester and Des Moines Hydraulic and Manufacturing Compa
« No. 40, • A bill to enlarge the county of Crawford.'
“ No. 54, a bill to authorize the board of county commissioners of the county of Jackson, to build a bridge and levy a tax to pay for the same.'
“ No. 130, • A bill to provide for the sale of land on which the seat of justice of Henry county is located, with amendments thereto:
• In which amendments the concurrence of this house is requested.
“ The Council have rejected bills of the House of Representatives, viz:
“ No. 119, • A bill to establish the several ferries herein named;' and
“ No. 128, “ A bill to lay out and establish the several territorial roads herein named.'
“ The governor has notified the Council, that he did on yesterday approve the following acts, resolution, and memorial, viz:
** An act to establish and regulate ferries in the county of Milwaukee, and the counties attached thereto for judicial purposes.'
" • An act to change the corporate powers of the village of Milwaukee.'
" • Resolution relative to printing the laws in pamphlet form.' : " Memorial to Congress for a donation of inundated lands in Illinois:'”
And then he withdrew.
Bill No. 99, entitled, “ A bill to establish a university at the City of the Four Lakes, in the vicinity of Madison;" and
No. 13, “ A bill to incorporate the stockholders of the Rochester and Des Moines Hydraulic and Manufacturing Company," were taken up, and the amendments made by the Council to said bills, were severally agreed to.
Ordered, that the Council be informed.
Mr. Cox, from the select committee to which bill No. 104 was referred, reported the bill back to the house without amendment:
The bill was laid on the table.
2 O'CLOCK, P. M.
On motion of Mr. Engle, it was unanimously
Resolved, That this house regret that any circumstances should have occurred on the floor of this house, to have occasioned the resignation of Patrick Quigley, Esq., one of its most useful members, believing as we do, that his course as a member was honest and independent, and that, by his resignation, the people have lost a sagacious, industrious, and faithful public agent.
On motion of Mr. Parkinson, Resolved, That John Catlin, chief clerk of this house, be allowed the sum of six dollars per day for the faithful performance of his arduous duties during the present session. · Resolved, That Edward Johnson, one of the transcribing clerks, be allowed the sum of four dollars and fifty cents per day, for his services during the present session.
Resolved, That the committee on expenses be instructed to make up the accounts of the expenses of the present session up to the 20th of January.
Mr. M.Knight offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That this house adjourn on Friday the 19th inst., as that completes the time authorized by the organic law, for the sitting of the legislature of the territory of Wisconsin.
Mr. Sholes offered the following as a substitute, which was adopted:
Resolved By the Council and house of Representatives of the territory of Wisconsin, That the legislative assembly adjourn on Saturday next, the 20th inst., to meet again on the 2nd Monday of June next.
Mr. Jenkins offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That Joseph T. Fales, assistant door keeper, be allowed the sum of four dollars per day, for his services as such, and for other services. Mr. M.Williams moved to lay the resolution on the table.
The motion was lost. Mr. Cox offered the following as a substitute, which was accepted.
Resolved, 'That Joseph T. Fales be allowed an extra compensation of seventy-five dollars for services performed, not included within the sphere of his duties.
Mr. Sheldon offered the following substitute, which was decided in the negative.
Resolved, That the committee on expenses be instructed to ascertain what sum or sums of money are still in the hands of the secretary of the territory, and that they be required to apportion the same out to the officers of this house.
The question then recurred on the subject of Mr. Cox, and the yeas and nays being called for, were as follow:
Yeas:-Messrs. Box, Engle, Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Chance, Cox, Jenkins, M-Knight, Nowlin, Parkinson, Shanley, Sholes, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker-16.
(Nays:-Messrs. Blair, M-Williams, Reynolds, Sheldon, Smith, and Teas--6.
So the substitute was adopted.
Resolved, That Tandy K. Brown, assistant clerk, be allowed the sum of four dollars per diem, for his services during the present session of the legislative assembly.
Mr. M Williams moved to amend the resolution by striking out “ four," and inserting " three.”
Yeas:-Messrs. Blair, Box, Boyls, Brunson, M.Williams, Reynolds, Sheldon, Smith, and Teas–9.
Nays:-Messrs. Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Chance, Engle,