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Messrs. Bond, Darling, Giddings, Ray, Rockwell, and Sutherland, -6.
The question then recurred on agreeing to the report of the cɔmmittee of the whole, when Vr. Barber moved to amend the report of the committee by adding to the sixteenth amendment the following:
“ The proviso in the sixth section of an act entitled an act to prescribe the number, duties and compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly, and for other purposes, approved January 23, 1841, is thereby repealed.”
And on the question of agreeing to the amendment, the ayes and noes were called for and were as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Barber, Brown, Dewey, Eastman, Gray, Hackett, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Shepard, Tripp, and Whiton.—14.
Noes-Messrs. Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Burt, Darling, Giddings, Ray, Rockwell, and Sutherland.-9.
So the report of the committee was amended.
Mr. Barber called for a division of the question, on agreeing to the report as amended, when the question was put on agreeing to the first item of the sixteenth amendment, which reads as follows: .
To David Newland, Speaker of the House of Representatives, for sixty-nine days services as Speaker, at three dollars per day, two hundred and seven dollars.
And on this question the ayes and noes were called for and were ' as follows:
Ayes_Messrs. Barber, Bond, Brown, Dewey, Eastman, Ellis, Hackett, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Shepard, Tripp, and Whiton.-14.
Noes— Messrs. Batchelder, Brazelton, Burt, Darling, Giddings, Gray, Miils, Ray, Rockwell, and Sutherland.–10.
So the said paragraph was agreed to.
Mr. Barber then withdrew his call for a further division of the question, and the question was then taken on agreeing to the remaining three paragraphs as amended, which were agreed to.
So the sixteenth amendment was agreed to.
• To Richard D. Redford for five days services in and about the capitol to prepare the same for the reception of the Legislature, ten dollars:
Which was adopted.
To Benjamin W. Brunson for extra services in the Council, fifa teen dollars.
Which was agreed to.
To R. L. Ream for five days services as transcribing clerk, fifteen dollars:
Which was adopted.
To Theophilus La Chappelle for taking testimony in contesting the seat of Alfred Brunson as a member of this House, fifty dollars.
And pending the question thereon, Mr. Gray called for the previous question;
Which was put in these words, “Shall the main question be now
And passed in the affirmative.
Messrs. Barber, Bond, Brazeiton, Burt, Dewey, Eastman, Ellis, Giddings, Gray, Hackett, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Sutherland, and Tripp.-15.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Messrs. Batchelder, Brown, Darling, Jenkins, Ogden, Parkison, and Newland, speaker.—7.
The said bill was then ordered to a third reading.
By the unanimous consent of the House, the thirty-ninth rule of the House was suspended:
When on motion of Mr. Dewey and by special order of the House, the said bill was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof amended to read,
A bill to provide for the payment of the expenses of the Legislative Assembly therein named, and for other purposes.
Ordered, That the Council be requested to concur in the amend ments to said bill.
Mr. Hackett, from the committee on Enrolled bills, reported that the said committee had presented to the Governor for his approval on to-day, the following bills and resolutions, to wit:
An act 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.
An act in addition to an act entitled an act to provide for the completion of the capitol at Madison.
An act to organize certain towns in the county of Fond du Lac.
An act to authorize the construction of a dam across the Crawfish river.
An act in relation to certain moneys in the Territorial treasury.
Resolution relative to distributing copies of the journals of the Legislative Assembly.
On motion of Mr. Rockwell, No. 18. “Resolution concerning the election of canal commissioners,” was taken up and amended by inserting after the word “agents” the following words - according to law:"
And was then adopted.
On motion of Mr. Hackett,
No. 9. Resolution relative to the loan to aid in the construction of the Milwaukee and Rock river canal.
No. 32. A bill to provide for the taking the census of the inhabitants of the territory of Wisconsin, and to authorize the Governor to apportion the members of the Council and House of Representatives.
No. 43. A bill to provide for the appointment of a superintendent of territorial property, and for other purposes.
And after some time spent therein, the committne rose and reported bill No. 43 and resolution No. 9 without amendment, and that the edacting clause to bill No. 32 had been stricken out.
The report of the committee was agreed to.
A motion was made by Mr. Rockwell to lay resolution No. 9 on the table, and the question being put,
It passed in the negative.
Messrs. Bond, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, and Newland, speaker.—7.
Those who voted in the negative, are, Messrs. Batchelder, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Darling, Dewey, Eastman, Ellis, Giddings, Gray, Hackett, Mills, Shepard, Sutherland, Tripp, and Whiton.-16.
A message from the Council by their Secretary:
"Mr. Speaker,-I am directed to present for the concurrence of this House the following resolution, to wit:
No. 13. Resolution preparing for publication the laws of the present session.
And to inform you that the Council have concurred in the follow. ing resolution of this House, to wit:
No. 5. Resolution relative to the removal of the Indians.
And have reconsidered and passed the following bills, which had been presented to the Governor for his approval, and returned without his signature, viz:
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 change the corporate limits and powers of the town of Milwaukee: and
An act to amend the act to incorporate the village of Southport; in the passage of the first and last of which the concurrence of this House is requested.
The Council have adopted the joint report of the committee of conference in relation to the disagreeing vote of the two Houses on bill No. 37, (C. F.) entitled “A bill to amend and define the act entitled • an act to provide for the government of the sereral towns in this Territory, and for the revision of county government, approved Feb. 18, 1841.'”
The time appointed for the election of a commissioner of public buildings having arrived, it was
On motion of Mr. Rockwell, Ordered, That a messige be sent to the Council informing that body that seats have been prepared in the Representatives' Hall for their accommodation, and that this House is now ready to proceed to the election of a commissioner of public buildings.
CONVENTION OF THE TWO HOUSES. The Council having met the House and taken seats in the Representatives' Hall, the object of the assembling of the convention was stated to be the election of a commissioner of public buildings, and the joint resolution relative to the same was read, when the following nominations were made, to wit:
By Mr. Upham, the nomination of Nathaniel C. Prentiss.
On motion of Mr. Strong, it was Ordered, That two tellers be appointed to receive and canvass the votes:
And thereupon Messrs. Darling and Tweedy were appointed.
The convention then proceeded to ballot for the said office; and the votes having been taken and counted, Messrs. Darling and Tweedy, the tellers, reported that thirty-five votes had been given; of which John Y. Smith had received fifteen, Nathaniel C. Prentiss twelve, Ebenezer Childs five, Charles B. Finch two, and Peter W. Matts one.
Neither of the persons voted for having a majority of the votes given, it was declared that no choice had been made.
On motion of Mr. Martin, The convention proceeded to a second ballot, and the votes having been taken and counted, the said tellers reported that thirty-five votes had been given for the said office; of which John Y. Smith had rereived twenty, Nathaniel C. Prentiss nine, Ebenezer Childs five, and Peter W. Matts one.