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No. 34. “A bill to organize certain towns in the county of Rock.”
No. 40. “A bill to incorporate the Beloit and Rock River Bridge company.”
No. 42: “ A bill in addition to an act entitled an act to provide for, the completion of the Capitol at Madison;" and
No. 43“ A bill in relation to certain monies in the Territorial Treasury.”
Ordered, That the Council be requested to concur in the said several bills.
A message from the Council by their Secretary,
“ Mr. Speaker, I am directed to inform you, that the Council have concurred in all the amendments of this House, to the following, to, wit:
No. 18, A bill to authorize George Lurwick to build a dam across Oconto river.
No. 36, A bill to incorporate the Fox River Improvement Com-. pany.
No. 10, Resolution relative to the disposition of certain lands, granted by Congress to aid in the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal:
-in the second amendment to bill No. 36, with an amendment, in which your concurrence is requested.
I am directed also to present for your re-consideration “ An act to amend an act to incorporate the village of Racine,” which had been presenxed to the Governor for his approval, and returned with his objections thereto—which act has been reconsidered and passed by : the Council.
The Governor has notified the Council that he did on yesterday approve and sign “ An act to provide for preserving in the Library. . the acts and journals of the Legislative Assembly."
In accordance with the request of this House, bill No. 35, entitled “ A bill to encourage the growth of wool,” is hereby returned for your further consideration and action thereon."
The message from the Council was taken up for consideration.
When the amendment of the Council to the second amendment of the House to bill No. 36, (C. F.) was concurred in, entitled “ A bill to incorporate the Fox River Improvement Company."
Bill No. 35, [C. F.] entitled "a bill to encourage the growth of wool,” returned for the further consideration, in accordance to the request of this House was considered, and the question being put “ will the House reconsider its vote, by which the said bill was negalived?" it was determined in the negative, ayes 10, noes 10.
And the ayes and noes having been called for on the said question, those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Messrs. Barber, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Eastman, Ellis, Gray, Hackett, Shepard, and Newland, Speaker-10.
Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Batchelder, Bond, La Chappelle, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Sutherland and Tripp—10.
So the House refused to reconsider its vote.
The undermentioned message of the Governor returning “an act to incorporate the village of Racine,” without his signature, was read, to wit: To the Legislative Council of the Territory of Wiskonsan:
The bill to amend the act to incorporate the village of Racine is herewith returned; and I object to its passage because I consider the original act void, for reasons stated in my address to the Assembly on the 10th of December last, in relation to acts of incorporation.
And I also object to it because it increases the taxes upon the property of the inhabitants, instead of diminishing them.
It exempts from all taxation the property of “incorporated insti. tutions."
And under one of its provisions the land of a citizen may be taken for streets without his consent; and instead of granting him remuneration, he is compelled to pay the town authorities for taking it from him.
J. D. DOTY. Executive Department,
Madison, February 11, 1842. When a call of the House was made and the sergeant-at-arms sent to notify the members absent that their attendance was desired in the House.
The sergeant-at-arms having reported the attendance of the mem
bers that had been sent for, the House proceeded to the re-consideration of the said bill entitled “an act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the village of Racine.”
And the question being put “Shall the bill pass?" it was determined in the affirmative, ayes 23, noes 2.
And the ayes and noes were taken on the said question and were as follows:
Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Eond, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Darling, Dewey, Ellis, Giddings, Gray, Hackett, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Mills, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Sutherland, Tripp, Whiton and Newland—23.
Those who voted in the negative are,
Two thirds of the members of the House having voted for the bill, the Speaker decided that it had been passed.
Ordered, That the Council be acquainted with the action of the House on the said several bills.
Mr. Ellis, by leave, offered the following resolution:
No. 17. Resolution relative to choosing a commissioner of public buildings, which was read and adopted, and is as follows:
Resolved, the Council concurring, that the two houses of the Legislative Assembly meet in the Representatives Hall, on Thursday next at 12 o'clock, M. and then proceed to choose, by ballot, a Commissioner of Public Buildings for the ensuing year. Ordered, That the Clerk request the Council to concur therein.
On motion of Mr. Shepard, The House resumed its session in the committee of the whole, Mr. Bond in the chair, for the consideration of bill No. 31 from the Council, entitled "a bill to repeal the several acts providing for aiding in the construction of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal, and to provide for the temporary management and control of the canal lands,” and after some time spent therein the committee rose, and reported the said bills with amendments.
A message from the Governor by his private secretary. “Mr. Speaker-I am directed by his Excellency the Governor to inform this House that he did, on yesterday, approve "an act to provide för laying out the several territorial roads therein named, and for other purposes,” which is herewith returned to the house in which it originated.”
A message from the Council by their Secretary.
“ Mr. Speaker-I am directed to present for the concurrence of this House bills as follows, to wit:
No. 14. “A bill to divide the town of Summit and organize the town of Warren.”
No. 38. “A bill in relation to certain county officers."
No. 44. “A bill to authorize James II. Rogers and others to construct at their own expense a free floating bridge across Milwaukee river.”
No. 40. “A bill to revise and' amend an act to incorporate the Western Mutual Fire Insurance Company' at Prairie du Chien, and the Howard Fire Insurance Company of Brown county.”
No. 11. “Resolution relative to the southern boundary of the Territory."
No. 7. “ Memorial to Congress for the construction of a harbor at Racine;" and
No. 4. “ Memorial to Congress for changes in the judicial system of the Territory."
And to inform you that the Council have concurred in bills of this House, as follows, with amendments thereto.
No. 17. “A bill to change the corporate limits and powers of the town of Milwaukee;" and
No. 44. “A bill to authorize the Adjutant General to draw on the Treasurer for money to meet certain expenses."
In which amendments I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.
The Council have re-considered and concurred in the passage of " an act to incorporate the Janesville Bridge Company,” which had been presented to the Governor and returned to this House with his objections.
Mr. Shepard called for a division of the question on agreeing to the amendments, and pending the question thereon a call of the
House was made and the sergeant-at-arms sent to notify Mr. Brazelton that his attendance was desired in the House.
Mr. Brazelton having appeared, the question was taken on concurring in the first amendment, and it was determined in the affir-mative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
The question was then taken on agreeing to the second, third, · and fourth amendments, and they were severally agreed to.
On the question of agreeing to the fourth amendment, the ayes : and noes were taken and were as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Batchelder, Brazelton, Dewey, Ellis, Hackett, · Jenkins, La Chappelle, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Sutherland, Tripp, Whiton, and Newland.-14.
Noes—Messrs. Barber. Bond, Brown, Burt, Darling, Eastman Giddings, Gray, Ray, Rockwell, and Shepard.—11.
Mr. Dewey offered the following amendment, which was adopted,
Strike out the 4th section in the bill, and insert the following in lieu thereof:
- Sec. 4. The said agents shall hold their offices in the town of Milwaukee, shall keep appropriate books in which they shall enter the amount of all payments, with the items thereof on account of Jands heretofore sold, designating what sums as payment of interest, and shall make quarterly returns to the Governor of all their proceedings—the first return to be made on the first Monday of April next, and thereafter quarter yearly in appropriate books to be kept. for that purpose, of all moneys paid on account of the salaries of said officers, or as contingent and incidental expenses of said officers, and anake minute reports of the same to the Governor in their quarterly report, and the said agents shall also make annual reports of all their