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On motion of Mr. Darling, A call of the House was made, and the sergeant-at-arms sent to procure the attendance of absent members.

The absent members having appeared,

The question was taken on the amendment to the amendment, and decided in the negative; ayes 6, noes 19.

And the ayes and noes being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, are, Messrs. Bond, Darling, Ellis, Jenkins, Ray, and Whiton.-6. Those who voted in the negative, are, Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Dewey, Eastman, Giddings, Gray, Hackett, La Chappelle, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Rockwell, Shepard, Sutherland, Tripp, and Newland, speaker.—19.

A message from the Council by their Secretary;

“ Mr. Speaker,—The Council have passed bills as follows, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House, viz:

“ No. 8. A bill to provide for preserving in the Territorial Library, the acts and journals of the Legislative Assembly.”

“ No. 19. A bill to amend an act entitled “ an act to change the corporate limits and powers of the town of Green Bay."

“ No. 29. A bill to authorize the issuing of drafts or bills for the payment of the expenses of the present session of the Legislative Assembly."

Pending the question on Mr. Brown's amendment,
The House adjourned until half past 2 o'clock, P. M.

HALF PAST 2 O'CLOCK, P. M. A call of the House was asked for by Mr. Ray, and the names being called over by the clerk, it appeared that all the members were present.

The question recurred on the amendment of Mr. Brown, to the “ resolution relative to the removal of the Indians;” and being put, it passed in the negative.

And the ayes and noes being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, are, Messrs. Barber, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Dewey, Eastman. Cu dings, Gray, and Mills.-9.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Batchelder, Bond, Darling, Ellis, Hackett, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Sutherland, Tripp, Whiton, and Newland, speaker.-16.

So the question on adopting the amendment was determined in the negative.

The question was then taken on ordering the said resolutions to be engrossed for a third reading.

And the ayes and noes having been called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, arc, Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Brown, Purt, Darling, Dewey, Eastman, Ellis, Giddings, Gray, Hackett, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Sutherland, Tripp, Whiton, and Newland, speaker. So the question was unanimously determined in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Dewey, The House adjourned.

Monday, January 31, 18.12.

Mr. Ellis offered the following resolutions:

Resolved, That the Council be informed of the appointment of John F. Meade, clerk of the House, pro tempore.

Resolved, That C. Latham Sholes, be appointed assistant clerk, pro tempore, and that the Council be informed thereof.

Which on motion of Mr. Whiton, were ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Whiton presented a petition from inhabitants of Rock county, praying for the incorporation of a company to construct a bridge across Rock river at a point on said stream known as Hume’s Ferry, which was referred to the committee on Corporations.

A message from the Council by their Secretary:

“ Mr. Speaker,—The Council have concurred in bills of this House as follows:

No. 1. A bill to incorporate the Fond du Lac Company.

No. 11. A bill to authorize the construction of a dam across Rock river, with amendments thereto, in which amendments I am directed to ask your concurrence.

The Governor has notified the Council that he did on the 29th inst. approve and sign “An act to authorize Asa Clark to build and maintain a dam at the outlet of Pewaukee lake.”

The Speaker laid before the House a communication from Daniel Baxter, which was read, and on motion of Mr. Sutherland, was referred to a select committee of five, as follows:

Messrs. Sutherland, Whiton, Batchelder, Gray, and Jenkins.
Mr. Jenkins offered the following, to wit:

Whereas, by a construction of the existing laws, the former collectors in some of the counties in this Territory, refuse settling with the county commissioners, before the expiration of two years; therefore,

Resolved, That the Judiciary committee be instructed to inquire whether any alteration is necessary in the present laws on that subject, and that they report by bill or otherwise: Which were adopted.

On motion of Mr. Parkison, Resolved, That the committee on Territorial Affairs in addition to the duties imposed on them by a resolution of this House of 26th inst. be further instructed to inquire generally into the nature of the connection of the Territory with the Milwaukee and Rock river canal company; that they inquire what action is necesary on the part of this House, and that they report by bill, resolution or otherwise.

Mr. Whiton, from the committee to which the subject was referred, made the following report, which was adopted, to wit:

“ The committee on Corporations, to whom was referred bill No. 24, entitled “A bill to incorporate the American University,' report:

That in their opinion the bill ought not to pass, for the reason that the Territory has a grant from Congress of two townships of land for the purpose of establishing a University, and that it would be unwise to establish at present an institution which might prove a rival to it. The committee are of the opinion that one institution of the kind is all that the present wants of the Territory require.

All which is respectfnlly submitted.”
The hour for the transaction of morning business having expired,

The Speaker announced for the third reading bill No. 7, enutled “A bill for the punishment of idle and disorderly persons," which was indefinitely postponed

Mr. Rockwell from the committee on Engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed resolution No. 5, enitled “ Resolution relative to the removal of the Indians.”

The Speaker announced the undermentioned bills from the Council:

No. 8. “A bill to provide for preserving in the Library the Acts and Journals of the Legislative Assembly.”

No. 19. “A bill to amend an act entitled “an act to change the corporate limits and powers of the town of Green Bay.”

No. 29. “A bill to authorize the issuing of drafts or bills for the payment of the expenses of the present session of the Legislative Assembly:" Which were severally read the first and second times.

The amendments made by the Council to the following bills, were severally read and concurred in, to wit:

No. 1, (H. of R. file) “A bill to incorporate the Fond du Lac Company."

No. 11, (H. of R. file,) “A bill to authorize the construction of a dam across Rock river.” The amendments to the said bills were concurred in.

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the Council therewith.

No. 5. “ Resolutions relative to the removal of the Indians,” were read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to. Ordered, That the Council be requested to concur therein.

On motion of Mr. Giddings, The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole House, Mr. Batchelder in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 3, (C. F.) entitled 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," and after a short time spent therein, the committee rose, reported the progress made therein, and asked leave to sit again thereon.

Ordered, That the committee of the whole house do have leave to sit again for the consideration of the said bill.

In accordance with previous notice, and by leave given, Mr. Rockwell introduced bill No. 25, entitled A bill relating to the resignation of, and the contesting of seats in both branches of the Legislative Assembly,” and bill No. 26, entitled A bill to provide for the incorporation of religious societies.”

Which were severally referred, the former to the committee on elections, the latter to the committee on corporations.

On motion of Mr. Batchelder, The House went into committee of the whole House, Mr. Dewey in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 12, (C. F.) entitled A bill to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the village of Racine."

After some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported the bill to the House with amendments, Which amendments were agreed to by the House.

On motion of Mr. Batchelder,
Ordered, That the bill be read the third time now by its title.

The bill was thereupon read the third time, passed and the title agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Council in the amendments to said bill. The House adjourned until half past 2 o'clock, P. M.

HALF PAST 2 O'CLOCK, P. M. A quorum of members not being present,

A call of the House was made, on motion of Mr. Jenkins, and the roll being called, and several of the members that were absent having appeared, further proceedings in the call were dispensed with.

On motion of Mr. Parkison,

The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole House, Mr. Tripp in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 21, entitled A bill to provide for laying out territorial roads from Mineral Point to Milwaukee."

After some time spent therein the committee rose and reported the bill to the House with amendments.

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