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The previous question not having been sustained, the resolution lies over until to-morrow.
The undermentioned bills from the Council were severally read the first and second times:
No. 3. “A bill to repeal an act entitled an act concerning the lien of mechanics and others, for the cost of repairs and improvements on real estate.”
No. 23. “A bill to amend the act of Revised Statutes concerning the Supreme and District Courts."
On motion of Mr. Batchelder, The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole House, Mr. Hackett in the chair, having the following under consideration, to wit:
No. 22. “A bill to organize certain towns in the county of Racine,” and after a short time, the committee rose and by their chairman reported the bill with amendments.
Which were agreed to and the bill ordered to be engrossed for the third reading.
On motion of Mr. Batchelder, And by the special order of the House, the said bill was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.
Ordered, That the Council be requested to concur in the said bill.
A message was received from the Governor by his private secretary, in answer to the resolution of the IIouse, passed January 27, touching the manner and extent of the issuing of bonds and negotiation of the same, under color of the several acts to provide for the construction of the Milwaukee and Rock river canal.
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HALF PAST 2 O'CLOCK, P. M. On motion of Mr. Dewey, A call of the House was made, and pending the question to send the sergeant-at-arms to notify the members that were absent, that their attendance was desired in the House; a motion was made by Mr. Dewey to excuse Messrs. Gray and Burt from attendance in the House this afternoon.
And thereupon Mr. Burt was excused, and Mr. Gray was not excused.
The sergeant-at arms was then sent to notify Messrs. Eastmanı, Gray, Jenkins, Shepard, and Tripp, the members absent, that their attendance was required in the House. On motion of Mr. Giddings,
Ordered, That the message of the Governor and accompanying documents be referred to the committee on territorial affairs, and that the same be printed.
On motion of Mr. Giddings, The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole House, Mr. Brown in the chair, for the consideration of the following bill from the Council, to wit:
No. 17. “A bill for the relief of Portage county;" and
After some time spent therein the committee rose and reported the bill with amendments.
On the question of agreeing to the amendments, the ayes and' noes were called for, and were as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Barber, Brown, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Darling, Eastman, Ellis, Giddings, Hackett, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Sutherland, and Newland, speaker, 18.
Noes-Messrs. Dewey, Gray, Mills, Shepard, and Whiton, 5. So the amendments were agreed to.
The sergeant-at-arms reported that Mr. Tripp was indisposed, and that Messrs. Eastman, Gray, Jenkins, and Shepard, were in attendance.
Mr. Tripp was then excused from attendance in the House. Mr. Whiton moved that the said bill (No. 17, C. F.) do lie on the table.
And the question being taken,
Eastman, Ellis, Giddings, Hackett, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Sutherland, and Newland, speaker, 20.
A motion was then made by Mr. Whiton that the House do now adjourn, and being taken was determined in the negative.
And the ayes and noes being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Barber, Brazelton, Gray, Mills, Ogden, Rockwell, Sutherland, Whiton, and Newland, speaker, 9.
Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Batchelder, Bond, Brown, Darling, Dewey, Eastman, Ellis, Giddings. Hackett, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Parkison, Ray, and Shepard, 14.
Mr. Whiton moved to amend the bill by striking out the words, " and may,” and “lawfully for," out of the first section, and insert in lieu thereof the words “the duty of,” so that the section shall read " that it shall be the duty of the sheriff,” &c.; which was agreed to.
Mr. Whiton moved further to amend the bill by inserting after the word county, in the first section, the following words, “and he is hereby commanded.”
And pending the question thereon, the previous question was demanded by Mr. Ellis, and was put in these words: “shall the main question be now put?”
And was determined in the affirmative.
The main question was then put on ordering the bill to a third reading, and was determined in the affirmative.
Mr. Rockwell gave notice, that he should by leave, on a future day introduce bills of the following titles:
"A bill relating to the resignation of, and the manner of contesting seats in both branches of the Legislative Assembly.” “A bill to provide for the incorporation of religious societies.”
On motion of Mr. Barber, The Ilouse resumed its session in committee of the whole House, Mr. Shepard in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 7, entitled "a bill for the punishment of idle and disorderly persons;" and aster sometime spent therein, the committee reported the bill to the house
with amendments, and asked to be discharged from its further consideration.
And then the House adjourned.
Saturday, January 29, 1842.
On motion of Mr. Whiton, (The Chief Clerk being absent on account of ill health,) the assis.. tant Clerk was appointed Chief Clerk, pro tem.
Mr. Barber presented a petition from the Treasurer of the county of Jefferson, praying that the Legislature authorize the Treasurer of the Territory to receive certain funds in payment of the debt due the Territory from Jefferson county; which was read and referred to the committee on territorial affairs.
Mr. Whiton presented the account of Abner Nichols, for two days attendance before a committee of the Ilouse, as a witness; which was referred to the committee on public expenditures.
Mr. Giddings presented the remonstrance of inhabitants of Manitouwoc county, against being attached to Brown county for other than judicial purposes; which was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Hackett, from the committee on enrollment, reported, that on yesterday, the committee had presented the following act and memorials to the Governor for his approval, to wit:
"An act to authorize Asa Clark to build and maintain a dam at the outlet of Pewaukee Lake.”
6. Memorial to Congress for the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers.”
“ Memorial to Congress for the improvement of the Grant river, , and for pre-emption rights to certain lots of ground.”
Mr. Shepard moved that the Speaker fill the vacancy in the committee on public expenditures, occasioned by vacating the seat of Hon.
Thomas E. Parmelee; which was agreed to and Mr. Sutherland was appointed accordingly.
Mr. Mills moved that the vacancy in the committee on schools, from the same cause, be also filled, which was agreed to, and Mr. Gray was appointed accordingly.
Mr. Rockwell, from the committee on engrossed bills reported the following to be correctly engrossed, to wit: No. 22, entitled “A bill to organize certain towns in the county of Racine.”
Mr. Burt, from the select committee to which the subject was referred, reported bill No. 23, entitled “A bill to provide for the construction of a rail-road from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi river;">
Which was read the first and second times, and ordered to lie on the table.
The hour for the transaction of morning business having expired,
The Speaker announced for the third reading bill No. 17, (C. F.) entitled, “a bill for the relief of Portage county;"
Which was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Council therein.
In accordance with previous notice, and by leave given, Mr. Jenkins introduced bill No. 24, entitled “A bill to incorporate the American University;??
Which was read and referred to the committee on corporations.
The House resumed the consideration of resolutions No.5, entitled • Resolutions relative to the removal of the Indians.”
Mr. Brown again renewed his motion made on Thursday last, to amend the resolution by inserting the following as the third resolution:
Resolved, That the Senate of the United States is earnestly solicited to ratify the treaty made in July last, with the Sioux of the St. Peter's river, as it will afford the Government the means of favorably locating the Indians yet in this Territory with a view to their future permanency and ultimate civilization.
Mr. Whiton offered the following amendment to the amendment: “And for the benefit of certain merchants and traders in Wisconsin."