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John Y. Smith having received a majority of all votes given, was declared to be duly elected commissioner of public buildings for the ensuing year.

On motion of Mr. Strong, The convention adjourned.

The Council having retired from the Representatives' Hall, the House resumed the consideration of the bills and resolution reported by the committee of the whole, when a motion was made by Mr. Rockwell to strike out all after the preamble in the said resolution.

Mr. Whiton called for the previous question, and being put,
It passed in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes being called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are
Messrs. Batchelder, Brown, Burt, Darling, Dewey, Eastman, Ellis,
Gidding3, Gray, Hackett, Mills, Shepard, Tripp, and Whiton.–14.

Those who voted in the nogative, are

Messes. Barber, Bond, Brazelton, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Sutherland, and Newland, speaker.–11.

The question was then put on ordering the said resolution to a third reading and determined in the affirmative.

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

Messrs. Batchelder. Brown, Burt, Darling, Dewey, Eastman, Ellis, Giddings, Gray, Hackett, Mills, Shepard, Tripp, and Whiton -14.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Barber, Bond, Brazelton, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Sutherland, and Newland, speaker.-11.

On motion of Mr. Whiton, And by special order of the House, the said resolution was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.

Mr. Hackett from the committee on enrolled bills reported the following resolution to be correctly enrolled, which was signed by the Speaker, and ordered to be presented to the President of the Council for his signature, to wit:

“ Resolution relative to the removal of the Indians."

Mr. Darling from the tellers appointed to receive and canvass the votes given for the office of commissioner of public buildings, reported that the two Houses had met in convention and had duly elected John Y. Smith, comunissioner of public buildings for the ensuing

year.

On motion of Mr. Ellis, Ordered, That bill No. 43 do lie on the table. And then the House adjourned until half past 2 o'clock, P. M.

HALF PAST 2 O'CLOCK, P. M. The House proceeded to consider the message on the table received from the Council when the following message from the Governor returning the bill therein named, without his signature, was read to wit: “ To the Legislative Council

of the Territɔry of Wisconsin: The bill cntitled an act to amend the act to incorporate the village of Southport,’ is herewith returned without my signature.

I consider the original charter to have been passed without authority, and that it contains provisions which are in violation of the act of Congress establishing the Territorial government of Wisconsin.

All laws passed in this Territory must according to the requirement of that act, be submitted to Congress. If the Legislature had the power to create this corporation, it could not confer upon the corporation greater powers than itself possessed, nor authority to exer. cise them in a manner different from that prescribed for the Legislature by the act of Congress.

The provisions of this bill, in my opinion, conflict with those of the act of Congress, and I must therefore decline signing it.

J. D. DOTY. Executive Office, Madison, February 17, 1842.”

And the bill entitled "an act to amend the act to incorporate the village of Southport” having been read, the question was put, “shall the bill pass?" and determined uninimously in the affirmative.

And the ayes and noes were taken on the said question and all the members present voted in the affirmative, as follows:

Ayes— Messi's. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Brown, Darling, Dewey, Eastınan, Gidlingz, Gray, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Sutherland, Tripp, Whiton, and Newland, 21.

Orilered, That the Council bc acquainted therewith.
A message from the Council by their Secretary:

“ Mr. Speaker-The Gorernor has notified the Council that he did on yesterday, approve and sign the following acts:

An act to revise and amend an act to incorporate the Western Mutual Fire Insurance Company, at Prairie du Chien, and the Howard Fire Insurance Company oi Crown county; and

An act to authorize Jame. II. Regsis and others, to construct at iheir own expense, a sice nating bridge across Milwaukee river.

I am directed to inform this Iljusc of the passage of a resolution by thic Council, as follows:

Resolved. That ihic Couunil will meet the members of the House of Representatives, in the hall of the House of Representatives, at half past five o'clock this afternoon, for the purpose of choosing ca. nal commissioners or agents for the sale and management of the canal lards, according to law;

In which your concurrence is requested."
The undermentioned message and bill were read, to wit:
• To the Legislative Council,

of the Territory of Wiskonsan: The bill entitled an act to amend an act entitled • an act to change the corporate limits and powers of the town of Green Bay,'' is herewith returned without my signature.

I object to it for the reasons stated in my address to the assembly, on the 10th of December last, in relation to acts of incorporation, and especially village charters, from which I consider the original charter was void from its passage, and cannot therefore be now amended. It was also void because the name of Green Bay,' was given by it to two towns, which had previously been created, and established according to law, by their proprietors by other names. The right of a proprietor to give a name to his town and to retain it during his own pleasure, can no more be taken from him than his right of property in the town; and I think it would be equally competent for the legislature to change the name of a citizen without his consent.

The first charter of this town was granted without the knowledge or petition of its inhabitants; and the entire so:e given for the adoption of the last, was, as I am informed about thirty. The general laws are sufficient to secure the peace, and for the government of the towns of the size of this, if the justices of the peace, constables, and other civil officers do their duty.

Such acts of incorporation are public nuisances, and their effect is generally to compel the owners of property in these towns to support hosts of officers and persons having no property who in fact render no beneficial services to the public.

This bill authorises additional taxation. At the present time I think the taxes should be diminished in this and every other part of Wisconsin, and therefore I object to it.

These charters were submitted to Congress and a committee of the House reported a resolution on the fifth day of March, 1810, disapproving of them. This resolution is herewith respectfully submitted, and as the question upon them, may perhaps be considered as still pending before that body, they may for this reason be regarded of doubtsul validity.

J. D. DOTY. Executive Department, Madison, Feb’y 11, 1842.”

“An act to amend an aci to change the corporate limits and powe ers of the town of Green Bay.”'

And the question being put “ shall the bill pass?''
It was unanimously determined in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes were taken on the said question,
And those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Brown, Darling, Dewey, Eastman, Ellis, Gidding3, Gray, llacket', Jenkins, La Chappelle, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Roc's well, Shepard, Sutherland, Tripp, Whiton, and Newland, speaker, 2 .

Ordered, That the Council te acquainted therewith.

No. 13, “ Resolution for preparing for publication the laws of the present session," from the Council was road the first and second times.

The undermentioned resolution from the Council was read and adopted, to wit:

Resolved, That the Council will meet the members of the House of Representatives, in the hall of the House of Representatives, at halt' past five o'clock this afternoon, for the purpose of choosing canal commissioners, or agents for the sale and management of the canal lands, according to law,

Ordered, That the Council be acquainted with the concurrence of this House therein.

A message from the Governor by his private Secretary.

“Mr. Speaker--The Governor directs me to inform this House that he has this day approved and signed the following acts and resolutions, viz:

An act to authorize the construction of a dam across the Crawfish river,

An act to organize certain towns in the county of Fond du Lac.

An act to repeal an act cntitled an act to incorporate the stockholders of the Bank of Mineral Point, and

Resolution relative to distributing copies of the journals of the Legislative Assembly.

On motion of Mr. Ellis, The vote of this House by which resolution No. 9, (C. F.) was passed, entitled “ Resolution relative to the disposition of certain lands granted by Congress to aid in the construction of the Milwaukee and Rock river canal,” was reconsidered, when

Mr. Ellis obtained the unanimous consent of the House to amend the resolution by striking out of the nineteenth line of the preamble the words issued and.”

A motion was then made by Mr. Jenkins to recommit the said resolution to the committee of the whole House,

And was determined in the affirmative. And the ayes and noes being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Darling, Ellis, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Sutherland, and Newland, speaker, 14.

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