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to the apportionment of members of the House of Representatives in the next Legislative Assembly, be referred to a select committee.
Messrs. M-Williams, Engle, Box, Childs, and Shanley, were appointed said committee.
Mr. Teas offered the following resolution: Resolved, That a committee on roads and highways be appointed:
Which, by rule of the House, lies one day on the table. Mr. Parkinson presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Iowa, praying that part of the county of Iowa may be attached to the county of Green.
Referred to a select committee. Messrs. Parkinson, Boyls, M.Knight, Shanley, and Smith were appointed said committee.
Mr. Parkinson presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Iowa, praying that a public road be laid out, leading from the White Oak Springs to the Blue Mounds.
Referred to a select committee. Messrs. Parkinson, Cox, Shanley, Boyls, and Smith, were appointed said committee.
Mr. Childs presented the petition of Charles Chapman, praying for the passage of a law relative to the holding of inquests.
Referred to the judiciary committee. Mr. Boyls presented petitions from sundry inhabitants of the county of Green, praying for the passage of a law to organize the said county.
Referred to a select committee. Messrs. Parkinson, Boyls, M.Knight, Shanley, and Smith, were appointed said committee.
The House adjourned. '
Monday, November 13, 1837.
Mr. Quigley presented petitions from sundry inhabitants of the county of Dubuque, praying for the formation of a new county out of the present boundaries of the said county of Dubuque.
On motion of Mr. Quigley, it was referred to a committee to consist of the delegation from the county of Dubuque, viz: Messrs. Quigley, Engle, M Gregor, Nowlin, and Wheeler. · Mr. M Gregor presented a petition from sundry inhabitants of the counties of Dubuque and Musquetine praying for the establishment of a new county.
Referred to the same select committee. Mr. M-Williams presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the towns of Astor and Navarino, praying for a special act to incorporate the said towns.
Referred to the committee on corporations. Mr. Engle presented a petition, praying for an act to provide for changing the venue in the case of the United States against Isaac Hendershott. - Referred to the committee on the judiciary.
On motion of Mr. Childs, it was Resolved, That the Chief Clerk furnish Messrs. James Clarke & Co. with the names of the standing committees of this House for the purpose of having each member provided with a printed list of the same. .
Mr. Engle, from the committee appointed by the House to act in conjunction with a similar committee appointed by the Council to draft rules for the proper regulation of the territorial library, reported the following
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE WISCONSIN
1st. The Librarian shall provide, in the town of Burlington, a proper room for the safe keeping of the books, papers, and doof volumes del council and House Territory
cuments belonging or appertaining to the territorial library, and which shall be intrusted to his care. He shall keep a register in which he shall enter the name of every person to whom he shall deliver any book, papers, or documents; the time when the same was delivered, when returned, and the title of the work, and number of volumes delivered.
2d. The members of the Council and House of Representatives and their officers, the Governor of the Territory, the Judges of the Supreme Court, the Secretary of the Territory, the United States' Attorney of the Territory, the Attorney General of the Territory, the Marshal of the Territory, the Delegate in Congress from this Territory, ex-members of the Legislative Assembly, and the Clerk of the Supreme Court shall have free access to said Library during regular hours of the day.
3d. Strangers may be introduced to the Library by the Governor, Secretary of the Territory, Judges of the Supreme Court, or members of either branch of the Legislative Assembly.
4th. Any person having the privilege of the Library, may take therefrom any number of volumes not exceeding the number of five for his own use, and shall be accountable to the Librarian for the return of the same in good order.
5th. No person shall be allowed to keep in his possession any work belonging to said Library a longer period of time than three days, under a penalty of five dollars; and in case any volume shall be lost or damage done, shall be paid to the Librarian, who is hereby authorized to receive the same, and shall account therefor.
6th. The Library shall be open for the accommodation of all privileged persons, from the hours of nine to twelve A. M. and from two to ten P. M: during the session of the Legislative Assembly, the time shall be regulated by the Librarian.
7th. The Librarian shall have authority to appoint, during the session of the Legislative Assembly, an assistant Librarian, who may perform the duties assigned to the Librarian, and for whose acts the Librarian shall be personally responsible.
8th. The Librarian shall, at the close of the session, report. to the Council and House of Representatives, a true account of
all expenses incurred during the session, for rent of room, fuel, candles, and other incidental expenses, including the employment of an assistant, which shall be paid out of the moneys appropriated by Congress to defray the expenses of the Legislative. Assembly.
The said rules and regulations were then adopted. Ordered, that the Council be informed. Mr. Parkinson, from the select committee, to procure rooms for the use of the several committees and clerks, reported, that the said committee had engaged of Mr. James Clarke the large room adjoining the Library for the use of the Clerks, and the Judiciary Committee, and that they had engaged another room for the use of the other committees, which will be in readiness to-morrow.
Mr. Quigley, from the select committee of the unfinished business of the last session, reported bill No. 1, entitled
“ A bill to provide for the appointing of Justices of the Peace, to prescribe their powers and duties, and to regulate their proceedings,” which was read the first time, and laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Teas, Resolved, that fifty copies of every bill be printed for the use of the House after it shall have been read the first time, unless otherwise directed.
Mr. Parkinson offered the following: Whereas, the apportionment of the representation is a subject of great importance to the Territory, and generally causes much trouble and dissatisfaction: therefore,
Resolved, that four more members be added to the committee appointed on that subject, in order that the Speaker may distribute them through the several counties of the Territory.
The said preamble and resolutions were agreed to, and Messrs. Parkinson, Durkee, Quigley, and Teas, were appointed additional members of the committee.
On motion of Mr. Engle, the report of Mr. James Clarke, Librarian, was called up and referred to a select committee, to be called the committee on the Library.
Messrs. Engle, Childs, Sheldon, Blair, and Brunson, were appointed the committee.
. On motion of Mr. Teas, Resolved, That the Speaker direct one or more of the officers of this House to take charge of all communications sent to or from the members by mail, and prepare some convenient place for the safe keeping of the same.
On motion of Mr. Teas, the following resolution, introduced by him on Saturday last, was called up and adopted.
Resolved, That a committee on Roads and Highways be appointed.
Messrs. Teas, Wheeler, Boyls, M-Knight and Sholes, were appointed said committee.
On motion of Mr. Engle, · The House adjourned.
Tuesday, November 14, 1837.
Mr. Nowlin presented a remonstrance from inhabitants of Green county, respecting the seat of justice for said county.
Mr. Boyls presented two remonstrances on the same sub- ject.
Referred to the select committee to whom were referred other petitions of inhabitants of Green county, viz: Messrs. Parkinson, Boyls, M-Knight, Shanley, and Smith.
Mr. Sholes presented a petition of inhabitants of Brown county, praying that the act in relation to working on roads and highways be so amended as to authorize the overseers of the road district west of Fox river, to perform their labour on the roads in said district between the first day of January and the last day of March, in each year.
Referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. M Gregor presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Louisa, praying that polls may be opened in said county