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Cox, Jenkins, M.Knight, Nowlin, Parkinson, Shanley, Sholes, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker-14.

So the amendment was rejected.

The question then recurred on the resolution, which was adopted.

Mr. Shanley offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That A. H. Posey and Philip S. Dade, transcribing clerks of this house, be allowed the sum of four dollars per day, for their services during the present session of the legislative assembly.

Mr. Chance moved to strike out “ four,” and insert “three.”

On this question, the yeas and nays were called for, and were as follow :

Yeas:-Messrs. Blair, Box, Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Chance, Engle, M Williams, Nowlin, Parkinson, Sheldon, Smith, Sholes, and Wheeler-15.

Nays:-Messrs. Boyls, Cox, Jenkins, M.Knight, Reynolds, Shanley, Teas, and Leffler, speaker-8.

So the amendment was agreed to.

The question then recurred on the resolution as amended, which was adopted.

Mr. Teas offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms, door-keeper, assistant door-keeper, messenger, and assistant messenger to this house, be allowed four dollars per day each.

Mr. Childs moved to amend by striking out “ four,” and inserting “ three.”

On this question the yeas and nays being called for, were as follow:

Yeas :-Messrs. Blair, Box, Boyls, Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Chance, Cox, Engle, M-Williams, Parkinson, Sheldon, Smith, Sholes, and Leffler, speaker-16.

Nays:-Messrs. Jenkins, M-Knight, Reynolds, Shanley, and Teas-5.

So the amendment was agreed to.
The resolution as amended was then adopted.
The resolution offered by Mr. Parkinson, requiring the county

of Grant to pay certain moneys into the treasury of Iowa county, was taken up, read the second time, and laid on the table.

Bill No. 137, entitled “A bill to amend an act entitled · An act to establish the seat of government of the territory of Wisconsin,'” was taken up.

The house resolved itself into a committee of the whole on said bill; Mr. Cornwall in the chair.

After some time the committee rose, and by their chairman reported said bill with an amendment. The amendment was agreed to.

Mr. Chance moved to amend by striking out “Mineral Point, in Iowa county,” and inserting “ Burlington, in Des Moines county.”

The question was severed, and the yeas and nays were taken on striking out “ Mineral Point," &c.

They were as follow :

Yeas:-Messrs. Blair, Box, Childs, Cornwall, Chance, Engle, Jenkins, M-Williams, Reynolds, Sheldon, Teas, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker-13.

Nays:-Messrs. Brunson, Brunet, Cox, M.Knight, Nowlin, Parkinson, Smith, Shanley, and Sholes-9.

So the motion to strike out prevailed.

The question then being taken on filling the blank with “ Burlington, Mr. Nowlin moved to amend by inserting “Dubuque.The yeas and nays being called for, were as follow: Yeas:-Messrs. Box, Jenkins, Nowlin, Smith, Shanley—5.'

Nays:-Messrs. Blair, Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Chance, Cox, Engle, M:Knight, M-Williams, Parkinson, Reynolds, Sheldon, Sholes, Teas, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker17.

Mr. Cox moved to insert “Cassville.
The yeas and nays being called for, were as follow:

Yeas:-Messrs. Brunson, Cox, Nowlin, Sheldon, Smith, and Shanley—6.

Nays:-Messrs. Blair, Box, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Chance,

Engle, Jenkins, M.Knight, M.Williams, Parkinson, Reynolds,
Sholes, Teas, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker-16.
Mr. Brunson moved to insert “ Prairie du Chien.”
The yeas and nays being called for, were as follow:

Yeas:-Messrs. Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Cox, Sheldon, Smith, and Shanley—7.

Nays:-Messrs. Blair, Box, Cornwall, Chance, Engle, Jenkins, M-Knight, M-Williams, Nowlin, Parkinson, Reynolds, Sholes, Teas, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker-15.

Mr. M-Knight moved to insert “ Plattville,” and the yeas and nays being called for, were as follow:

Yeas:-Messrs. Brunson, Cox, M-Knight, Smith, and Shanley-5.

Nays:-Messrs. Blair, Box, Boyls, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Chance, Engle, Jenkins, M Williams, Nowlin, Parkinson, Reynolds, Sheldon, Sholes, Teas, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker18.

The main question was then put, and the yeas and nays being called for, were as follow:

Yeas:-Messrs. Blair, Box, Boyls, Brunson, Brunet, Childs, Cornwall, Chance, Cox, Engle, Jenkins, M-Knight, M-Williams, Nowlin, Parkinson, Reynolds, Sheldon, Shanley, Sholes, Teas, Wheeler, and Leffler, speaker-22.

Nay:-Mr. Smith.

So the blank was filled with “ Burlington, in Des Moines county.”

On motion of Mr. Engle,
The bill was indefinitely postponed.

Bills Nos. 147, entitled “ A bill to legalize the proceedings of justices of the peace in Grant county; and

148, entitled “ A bill to legalize the acts of the supervisors of Grant county, were taken up.

On motion of Mr. Shanley, The house resolved itself into the committee of the whole on said bills, Mr. Cox in the chair.

After some time the committee rose, and by their chairman reported said bills with amendments.

· The bills were then ordered to be engrossed for the third reading

The 16th rule was then suspended with reference to said bills, which were severally read the third time, passed, and the titles thereof agreed to.

Ordered to be sent to the Council for concurrence.

The secretary of the Council, being introduced, delivered the following message: “ The Council have passed bill No. 58, entitled • A bill relating to strays :'

“In which the concurrence of this house is requested.

“ The Council have concurred in bills of this house of the following titles, viz:

“No. 122, · A bill to provide for a territorial revenue:'

“No. 125, ó A bill to incorporate the town of Fort Madison, in Lee county. Also, in bills of this house with amendments :

No. 62, • A bill for an act to amend an act entitled • An act to establish the judicial districts of the territory of Wisconsin, and for other purposes, and to regulate the time of holding courts in the several counties of this territory:"

“ No. 131, · A bill to prevent trespass and other injuries being done to the possessions of settlers on the public domain, and to define the extent of the right of possession on the said lands:'

“No. 10, “A bill respecting constables :'

“ No. 114, - A bill to incorporate the city of Burlington ;' in which amendments the house is requested to concur.”

And then he withdrew.
On motion of Mr. Sholes,

The report of the select committee, appointed to select such laws of Michigan as might be thought proper to be printed with the pamphlet laws passed at the present session, was taken up and considered.

No. 93, entitled, “ An act providing for the recording of town plats; was stricken from the said report.” # The said report was then adopted :

Ordered, that the Council be requested to concur in the said report.

Mr. M-Williams reported the following acts to be correctly enrolled, viz:

“ An act to organize the county of Walworth and to establish the seat of justice thereof:”

“ An act to authorize Jean Brunet to keep a ferry across the Wisconsin river:''

“ An act to establish the boundaries of the counties of Lee, Van Buren, Des Moines, Henry, Louisa, Muscatine, and Slaughter, and for other purposes :"

“An act to regulate and define the duties of the county officers in this territory;" and

“ An act to establish a ferry across the Mississippi and Grant rivers.

Said acts were then presented to, signed by the speaker, and

Ordered to be transmitted to the president of the Council for his signature..

The house then proceeded to consider the following resolution from the Council:

“Resolved, By the Council and House of Representatives of the territory of Wisconsin, That the report of the commissioners appointed to agree upon a plan of the public buildings, and to superintend the execution of the same at Madison, dated Mineral Point, Nov. 29th, 1837, be approved.

“That the said commissioners be required to advertise for proposals, and contract for the completion of the said buildings on the plan submitted, agreeably to the provisions of an act entitled • An act to establish the seat of government of the territory of Wisconsin, and to provide for the erection of public buildings;' approved December 3, 1836, and that the treasurer of said board of commissioners be required to pay Augustus A. Bird, acting commissioner, five hundred dollars out of the money in hand, in part pay for his services rendered: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall go to excuse the commissioners for any misconduct, or for acting contrary to the provisions of the act above recited.”

The main question being put, “Shall the resolution be adopted?

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

Yeas:-Messrs. Blair, Boyls, Brunson, Childs, Cornwall, Cox, M-Knight, M.Williams, Parkinson, Sheldon, Smith, Shanley, Sholes, Teas, and Leffler, speaker-15.

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