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Bank of Mineral Point, and on the receipt thereof, to give credit for that sum, on the amount due from said county to the Territory.

The said resolution, numbered 10, was read the first and second times, entitled “ Resolution authorizing the Territorial Treasurer tu receive certain money from Jefferson county.”

Mr. Darling from the committee on corporations, to which were referred sundry petitions of citizens of Rock county, on the subject, reported bill No. 34, entitled A bill to organize certain towns in the county of Rock,” which was read the first and second times.

Mr. Dewey, from the committee on roads, to which a petition in relation to the subject was referred, reported bill No 35, entitled a bill to provide for laying out a territorial road from Beloit to Monroe.

Which was read the first and second times.

Mr. Barber gave notice that on a future day he would ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the construction of a dam across Rock river.

Mr. Darling agreeably to notice given, and by leave, introduced bill No. 36, entitled "a bill to organize certain towns in the county of Fond du Lac;"

Which was read the first and second times.

The undermentioned bills from the Council were announced for the third reading, and were severally read the third time, passed and their titles agreed to, to wit:

No. 19, cntitled “ a bill to amend an act entitled an act to change the corporate limits and powers of the town of (ireen Bay.”

No. 28, entitled "a bill to revive and amend an act to incorporate the Western Fire Insurance Company at Prairie du Chien, and the Howard Fire Insurance company of Brown county."

Ordered, That the Council be requested to concur in the amendments to bill No. 19, and that they be informed of the concurrence of this IIouse, in bill No. 28.

On motion of Mr. Darling, The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole House, Mr. Tripp in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 27, (C. F.) entitlod, “ a bill for the promotion of agricultural interests, and the formation of agricultural societies; and after some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported the bill with amendments. Mr. Gray offered the following amendment to the tenth section:

Provided further, That nothing in this or any other section in this act shall be so construed as to prevent the directors from issuing evidences of debt to the amount of at least five times the amount of their capital.

Mr. Dewey moved that the further consideration of the bill and amendment be indefinitely postponed.

And pending that question, Mr. Darling moved a call of the House, which was made, and the sergeant-at-arms, sent to notify Messrs. Barber, Bond, Ellis, and Shepard, the absent members, that their presence was required in the House.

On motion of Mr. Rockwell, Further proceedings in the call of the House were dispensed with.

The question was then taken on the motion of Mr. Dewey, and was determined in the affirmative.

And the ayes and noes being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Brown, Burt, Dewey, Giddings, Gray, Hackett, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Rockwell, Tripp, Whiton, and Newland, speaker, 14.

Those who voted in the negative, are
Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Darling, Eastman,
Ellis, Mills, Ray, Shepard, and Sutherland, 11.

So the bill was indefinitely postponed.
Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.
A message from the Governor by Secretary Field;

Mr. Speaker-I am directed by His Excellency, the Governor, to inform this House that he has on this day approved “an act to authorize the construction of a dam across Rock River."

On motion of Mr. Burt, The House resumed its session in committee of the whole, Mr. Dewey in the chair, for the consideration of a bill No. 23, (H. R. , file,) entitled a bill to provide for the construction of a rail road from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi river;" and after some time

spent therein, the committee rose, reported the progress made therein, and asked leave to sit again.

Which was granted.
A message from the Council by their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker–The Council have concurred in the amendment of this House to bill No. 1, entitled "a bill to amend the act entitled, • an act concerning the writ of attachment,” with an amendment thereto, in which your concurrence is asked.”

And then the House adjourned.

Saturday, February 5, 1842,

Mr. Barber presented a remonstrance of citizens of Dodge county against locating the county seat of said county: which was referred to the committee on territorial affairs.

Mr. Parkison, from the committee on privilege and elections, to which was referred bill No. 25, entitled A bill relating to the resignation of, and the contesting of seats in both branches of the Legislative Assembly," reported the same back to the House without amendment;

Which was then read the first and second times:
A message from the Council by their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker -I am directed to inform you that the Council have appointed Messrs. Bullen and Tweedy, of the committee of conference on their part, to act in conjunction with the committee appointed by this House, to whom is referred the disagreement of the two Houses in reference to bill No. 29, (C. F.) entitled a bill to authorize the issuing of drafts or bills for the payment of the expenses of the present session of the Legislative Assembly.”

Also the Council have appointed Messrs. Arndt and Martin, of the committee of conference, on their part, to act with a similar committee to be appointed by this House, to whom it is proposed to refer the disagreement of the two Houses in reference to bill No. 17, (C. F.) entitled a bill for the relief of Portage county;" in which your concurrence is requested.

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

The committee of conference, to whom was referred the disagreeing vote of the two Houses on "a bill to authorize the issuing of bills or drafts for the payment of the expenses of the present session of the Legislative Assembly,” have had that subject under consideration and now respectfully report:

That they recommend to the two Houses, the adopting the Council bill, with the following amendments, to wit:

Strike out the “Auditor,' wherever it occurs in the bill, and insert in lieu thereof, the word • Secretary.'

Also, amend the second section of the bill, by inserting after the word “whom,' in the fourth line thereof, the words, and for what purpose.'

Also, strike out the fourth section of the bill, and add a new section to be numbered section 4, as follows:

Sec. 4. The drafts or bills drawn in pursuance of the provisions of this act, shall be receivable into the territorial treasury, for all dues from the several counties of the territory;

Which was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Hackett, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported that the committee had presented to the Governor for his approval on the 3d inst., “ an act to authorize the construction of a dam across Rock river.

The House took up the message from the Council and appointed Messrs. Ellis and Barber of the committee of conference, to which the disagreeing vote of the two Houses on bill No. 17, (C. F.) entitled “a bill for the relief of Portage county,” is referred.

Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.

So much of the message as relates to bill No. 1, (C. F.) entitled a bill to amend the act of the revised statutes, entitled • an act concerning the writ of attachment,'” was ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Parkison, The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole House,

Mr. Ray in the chair, for the consideration of memorial No. 3, [H. of R. file,] entitled “Memorial to Congress relative to duties on lead," and bill No. 15, [H. of R. file,] entitled A bill to amend an act entitled • an act to provide for the appointment of a territorial treasurer, and to define his duties; also, to amend “an act to provide for the appointment of a Librarian, and for other purposes,'” and after some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported memorial No. 3, without, and bill No. 15, with amendments.

A message from the Council by their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker— The Council have passed bills as follows, to wit:

No. 13. A bill to authorize Hiram Weld to establish a ferry across the Grant and Mississippi rivers.

No. 25. A bill declaratory of an act entitled “an act prescribing the terms of office of certain county officers, and for other purposes;" in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

The Council have also concurred in the following bill of this House, with amendments, to wit:

No. 20. “A bill to authorize Oliver C. Hubbard to build a dami on the Manitouwoc river.” 4. And in all the amendments of this House to bill No. 19, (C. F.] entitled a bill to amend an act entitled “an act to change the corporate limits and powers of the town of Green Bay."

Ordered, That memorial No. 3, be engrossed for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Gray, and by special order of the House, the said memorial was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to. Ordered, That the Council be requested to concur therein.

On motion of Mr. Ellis,
Ordered, That bill No. 15 do lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Hackett, The House resumed its session in the committee of the whole House, Mr. Batchelder in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 23, (H. of R. file,) entitled a bill to provide for the construction of a Railroad from lake Michigan to the Mississippi river;" and after some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported the progress made, and asked leave to sit again thereon.

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