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Those who voted in the affirmative, are, Messrs. Hackett, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Whiton, and Newland.-8.

Those who voted in the negative, are, Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Darling, Dewey, Eastman, Ellis, Giddings, Gray, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Sutherland, and Tripp.-17.

The question was then taken on striking out the word “ Potosi," and was determined in the negative.

And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Batchelder, Eastman, Hackett, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Sutherland, Whiton, and Newland, speaker. -11.

Those who voted in the negative, are, Messrs. Barber, Bond, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Darling, Dewey, Ellis, Giddings, Gray, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, and Tripp.–14.

Mr. Rockwell moved to amend the fourth line of the thirteenth section by inserting after the word " and” the words “they shall give notice," which was agreed to. · Mr. Gray moved to amend the 3d section 4th line, by striking out the word “six” and inserting in lieu thereof, the word “nine.”

Which was disagreed to,

Mr. Whiton moved to amend the 16th section, by striking out the word “in case," and the word “not” in the third line, and inserting after the word “ act” in the 4th line the words “ and in case the provisions of this section are not complied with;" which was agreed

to.

And the ayes and noes having been called for. Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Darling, Dewey, Eastman, Giddings, Gray, Hackett, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Sutherland, Tripp, Whiton, and Newland, speaker, 24.

In the negative, Mr. Ellis, 1. ,
Mr. Parkison offered the following amendment.

Amend the first section by inserting after the word “ Madison," the words “ Mineral Point and Platteville.”

Mr. Whiton moved to amend the motion by inserting the words “Blue Mound,” which amendment to the motion was accepted by Mr. Parkison.

The question was then taken on the said motion, and was determined in the negative,

And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Batchelder, Hackett, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Tripp, Whiton, and Newland, speaker, 7.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Barber, Bond, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Darling, Dewey, Eastman, Ellis, Giddings, Gray, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, and Sutherland, 17.

The question was then put on engrossing the said bill for the third reading, and it was determined in the affirmative.

And the ayes and noes being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, are, Messrs. Barber, Bond, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Darling, Dewey, Ellis, Gray, Jenkins, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Sutherland, Tripp, and Newland, speaker, 16.

Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Batchelder, Eastman, Giddings, Hackett, La Chappelle, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, and Whiton, 9.

Mr. Shepard presented two accounts of Daniel Baxter, for articles furnished the Assembly; which were referred to the committee on Public Expenditures.

And then the House adjourned.

Wednesday, February 9, 1842.

On motion of Mr. Shepard, Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Parkison, until to-morrow.

Mr. Darling presented the following accounts of W. T. Sterling, to wit: For distributing to the several counties the laws passed at the session of 1840 and '41; and for furnishing lumber, &c. for the use of the Library. Which were referred to the committee on Public Expenditures.

Mr. Hackett from the committee on enrolled bills reported the following to be correctly enrolled:

“An act for the relief of Portage county."

“An act to amend an act entitled an act to change the corporate limits and powers of the town of Green Bay.”

“An act to amend an act entitled “an act to incorporate the village of Racine.”

Which were signed by the speaker and ordered to be presented to the President of the Council for his signature.

Mr. Ellis from the committee on Territorial Affairs, to which the subject was referred, reported memorial No. 4, entitled “ Memorial praying Congress to amend the act of Congress creating the Territorial Government so as to shorten the term of service of the members of the Legislative Assembly, and to allow the people to elect all civil and military officers.”

Which was read the first and second times.

Mr. Ellis from same committee to which were referred a petition and remonstrance of citizens of Dodge county, praying for and remonstrating against the location of the county seat of said county, reported that the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted.

The report was adopted, and the committee discharged from the further consideratton of the subject.

Mr. Ellis from the same committee to which the subject was referred, reported memorial No. 5, entitled

“ Memorial asking Congress to grant 500,000 acres of land to be applied to certain works of internal improvement.”

Which was read the first and second times.

Mr. Ellis from the same committee to which was referred a resolution, made the following report:

The committee on Territorial Affairs, instructed by resolution of the House of the 22d Dec. last, to inquire what action, if any, is necessary on the part of the House “ in relation to making provisions for the reception of any moneys to be divided to the territory of Wisconsin, by virtue of the act of Congress of 4th September last, to appropriate the procceds of the sales of the public lands, and to grant pre-emption rights, respectfully Report:

That in the opinion of the committee, the act referred to is calculated to work serious injury to the Territory, and ought to be repealed.

They therefore think it unadvisable for this House to take any action in the premises, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Respectfully submitted in behalf of the committee.
And pending the question on agreeing to the report;
Mr. Jenkins offered the following resolutions:

Resolved, That Congress have no constitutional authority to dispose of any part of the property of the General Government, except for national purposes.

Resolved, That this Legislature will not appoint, and the Executive of this Territory be not empowered to appoint an agent to receive such portion of the proceeds of the sales of the public lands as may be appropriated to this Territory, under the late act of Congress, approved Sept. 4, 1841.

Resolved, That our Delegate in Congress be requested to use his efforts to procure a repeal of the said law.

Ordered, That the said report and resolutions do lie on the table. Mr. Ellis from the committee to which was referred bill No. 7, (C. F.) entitled “a bill to provide for the relief of purchasers of canal lands,” reported the same back to the House without amendment.

Mr. Ellis from the committee to which the subject was referred made the following report:

The committee on Territorial Affairs, instructed by resolution of the House, adopted on the 26th ult. to inquire and report:

1. What amount of bonds have been issued under the provisions of the several acts authorizing the Governor to issue bonds, for the completion of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal?

2. What amount of said bonds have been negotiated, and by whom?

3. What amount of money and what kind, has been received therefor?

4. What amount of said bonds are unnegotiated and where they are?

5. What amount of money has been received from sale of the Canal lands?

6. What amount of said monies have been paid out for the construction, of said Canal; and what has become of the balance, if any?

7. What amount has been expended on said Canal, by the Canal Company?

8. What part of said Canal has been completed?

9. Whether the Territory will ever derive any profit from the proceeds of the said Canal?

10. What right the Canal Company has to sell the Hydraulic Power, created by said Canal?

11. What interest the Territory will become liable to pay within two years, for and on account of any debt contracted for and on be. half of the said Canal?

12. On what terms the said Canal Company will settle with the Territory?

And which was further instructed by resolution of the House adopted on the 31st ult., to inquire generally into the nature of the connection of the Territory with the Canal Company—what action is necessary on the part of this House in relation thereto, and to report by bill, resolution, or otherwise, make Report, as follows:

The inquiries addressed to them are so extended, and require such minute investigation of the history of this vexed question, that the committee do not flatter themselves, in the brief space of time allowed them, that full justice is done to the subject.

The sources of information had recourse to, are as follows: to the

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