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Which was disagreed to.

The question was then taken on the motion made by Mr. Childs.

And the ayes and noes being called for, were as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Brunson, Childs, Hoyt, Jenkios, Longstreet, Shew, Stevens, Story, Sutherland, Whiton and Dewey-11.

Noes--Messrs. Beardsley, Bracken, Craig, Cruson, Newman, Shackelford and Streel—7.

So the vote on concurring in the 6th amendment was re-considered.

Mr. Childs then moved to amend the said amendment by adding thereto the following:

“ And that Moses M. Strong be and hereby is authorized and required to pay the balance of any moneys belonging to the Ter. ritory in his hands, to Sam'. B. Knapp, for the use of the Territory; and that any law requiring said Strong to pay the same to any other person, be and the same is hereby repealed,"

The ayes and noes being called on agreeing to the amendment moved by Mr. Childs, were as follows:

Ayes— Messrs. Brunson, Childs, Jenkins, Longstreet, Whiton and Dewey--6.

Noes--Messrs. Beardsley, Bracken, Craig, Cruson, Newman Shackelford, Shew, Stevens, Story, Street, Sutherland and Wells --12.

So the amendment to the amendment was lost.

The House then concurred in the said sixth amendment of the
Council to said bill.
Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith. .

On motion Mr. Shew,
The House took a recess for ten minutes ;
Which having expired, its session was resumed.

The Secretary of the Council being introduced, delivered the following message :

..“ Mr. Speaker- The Council have appointed Messrs. Arndt and Wells a committee to confer with a commlttee to be appointed

by this House, on the disagreeing vote of the two Houses to bill No. 13, of this House, entitled “A bill to provide for the com. pensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly and for other purposes.”

On motion of Mr. Shew, Ordered, That a committee of conference be appointed to confer with the committee appointed by the Council on the said bill.

Tha Speaker appointed Messrs. Shew and Bracken the said committee.

Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.

The House then took a recess; and after a short time resumed its session.

Mr. Shew, from the joint committee of conference to which the subject was referred, made the following report :

The committee of conference to which the disagreeing votes of the two houses were referred, on the amendment to bill No. 13, of this House, entitled “A bill to provide for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly and for other purposes,'' recommend the adoption of the following substitute for the amend. ment made by the Council to the said bill, to wit :

“ Sec. 3. That so much of the act entitled “ An act to provide for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly and for other purposes," approved January 13, 1840, as appro.. priated to William B. Slaughter, for the necessary expenses in paying twenty thousand dollars to the Bank of Missouri, four hun. dred dollars, be and the same is hereby repealed ; and that the said sum of four hundred dollars be retained by the fiscal agent of the Territory as an offset against the sum of four hundred dollars, appropriated by the Legislative Assembly at the session begun and held at Burlington, in the years 1837 and 1838, to the said William B. Slaughter, and paid by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States to him, for distributing the laws to the several counties of the Territory, entitled to receive them; which service was never performed.”

The question was then put on adopting the said report, and decided in the affirmative.

The ayes and noes being called on the said question,

Those who voted in the affirmative are Messrs. Beardsley, Bracken, Brunson, Childs, Craig, Cruson, Hoyt, Longstreet, Newinan, Shackelford, Shew, Story, Street, Sutherland, Wells and Dewey--16.

Those who voted in the negative are Messrs. Billings, Jenkins, Ray, Sholes, Stevens and Whiton--6.

Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.
A message from the Council by their Secretary :

“ Mr. Speaker- The Council have adopted the report of the joint committee of conference on the disagreeing vote of the two Houses in relation to bill No. 13, of this House, entitled “A bill to provide for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly and for other purposes.”

Mr. Sholes, by leave, introduced a resolution entitled "Resolution rescinding certain joint rules ;"

Which was read three several times, passed, and the title thereof agreed to; the rules having been suspended for that purpose.

Ordered, That the Council be requested to concur therein. And then the House adjourned until to.morrow, at 7 o'clock, A. M.

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: On motion of Mr. Longstreet,

A call of the House was made, and the Sergeant-at. Arms sent to procure the attendance of the members that were not in their seats.

A message from the Council by their Secretary :

“Mr. Speaker - The Council have concurred in the joint reso. lution of this House, entitled “A resolution suspending certain joint rules."

Mr. Shackelford, by leave, introduced the following resolution, which was read the first and second time, entitled - “Resolution to rescind the resolution relative to adjournment.”

On motion of Mr. Shackelford, The said resolution was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to; the rules having been suspended for that purpose.

Ordered, That the Council be requested to concur therein. .

Mr. Sholes, from the joint committee on enrolment, reported the following to he correctly enrolled, which was signed by the Speaker, viz:

“ An act to provide for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly.”

Ordered, That the Clerk present said bill to the President of the Council for his signature.

The Sergeant-at. Arms reported the attendance of all the mem. bers of the House who had been sent for, except Messrs. Conroe and Childs.

And thereupon Messrs. Conroe and Childs were excused from attendance.

A message from the Council by their Secretary:
“Ms. Speaker--The Council have concurred in a resolution of

this House, entitled • Resolution to rescind the resolution relative to adjournment."

Mr. Sholes, from the joint committee on enrolment, reported that "An act to provide for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly and for other purposes ;” and

“Resolutions in relation to the publication of the laws,” had been presented to the Governor for his approval on to-day. • The House took a recess for twenty minutes, and then resun ed its session.

The Speaker laid before the House a message from the Execu. tive, notifying the House that he had on this day examined and approved “ An act to provide for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly and for other purposes ;"

Which was read and laid on the table..
A message from the Council by their Secretary :

“Mr. Speaker - The Council have passed resolution No. 8, entitled “Resolution relative to adjournment,” in which I am di. rected to ask the concurrence of this House.. .

• The Governor has notified the Council that he did on this day examine and approve “Resolutions relative to publication of the laws.” »

Resolution No. 8, enlitled “ Resolution relative to adjournment, was then read the first and second time.

On motion of Mr. Cruson, The said resolution, by the special order of the House, was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to. Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith,

On motion of Mr. Cruson, · The following resolution was adopted :

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed on the part of this House, to act in conjunction with the committee from the Council, to wait on his Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the two Houses are now ready to adjourn ; and also to ask him if he has any further communication to make to them,

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