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Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Brown, Burt, Dewey, Eastman. Giddings, Gray, Mills, Tripp, and Whiton, 9.
The House then resolved itself into the committee of the whole House, on said resolution, and after sometime spent th:crein, the speaker resumed the chair, when Mr. Brown reported the same to the House with amendments.
And pending the question on agreeing to the report,
Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Sutherland, and Newland, speaker, 12.
Those who voted in the negative, arc Messrs. Brown, Burt, Darling, Dewey. Eastman, Ellis, Giddings, Gray, Hackett, Jenkins, Mills, Tripp, and Whiton, 13.
The question was then taken on agreeing to the report of the committee of the whole, and
It passed in the negative. The said resolution was then ordered to a third reading. And on that question the ayes and noes being called for, were as follows:
Ayes—Messrs. Brown, Burt, Darling, Dewey, Eastman, Ellis, Giddings, Gray, Hackett, Mills, Shepard, Tripp, and Whitun.–13.
Noes-Messrs. Barber, Bond, Brazelton, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Sutherland, and Newland, speaker.-11.
And on the question of ordering the resolution to be read the third time now, the ayes and noes were called for and were as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Batchelder, Brown, Burt, Darling. Dewey, Eastman, Ellis, Giddings, Gray, Hackett, Mills, Shepard, Tripp, and Whiton.-14.
Noes---Messrs. Barber, Bond, Brazelt on, Jenkins, La Chappelle,
Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockweil, Sutherland, and Newland, speaker.-11.
The said resolution was then read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to. Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.
On motion of Mr. Batchelder, Memorial No. 7, (C. F.) entitled - Memorial to Congress for the construction of a harbor at Racine,” was taken up and ordered to a third reading,
And by special order of the House 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 undermentioned bill to have been correctly enrolled, which was signed by the Speaker and ordered to be presented to the President of the Council for his signature, to wit:
An act to amend and define the act entitled an act to provide for the government of the several towns in this territory, and for the revision of county government, approved Feb. 18, 1811.
Bill No. 45, (C. F.) entitled “A bill to provide for submitting to the people of the territory the question of the formation of a State government, and of the establishment of the northern boundary line of the future State of Wisconsin," was then taken up:
When Mr. Ellis moved the indefinite postponement of the bill, which was disagreed to.
And then on motion of Mr. Ellis, it was
On motion of Mr. Brown,
The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole House, Mr. Ellis in the chair, having the following under consideration, to wit:
No. 47, (H. of R. filc,) A bill to provide for the securing of the property appertaing to the Legislative Assembly.
No. 50, (C. F.) A bill to establish a ferry within the military reservation of Fort Snelling.
No. 12, (C. F.) Resolution asking for an appropriation from Congress for the survey of railroad from Potosi on the Mississippi river, to Lake Michigan.
No. 11. (H. of R. file,) Resolution to furnish the Assembly with the Revised Sta:utes: and
No. 5, (C. F.) Memorial to Congress for an appropriation for the construction of a McAdamized road from Mineral Point to Potosi.
Anda ter some time spent therein, the committee rose and report. ed the sume to the House without amendment.
Ordered, That bill No. 47 and resolution No. 14, Ilouse of Representatives filc, be engrossed for the third reading.
Bill No. 50), resolution No. 2, and memorial No.5 from the Coun: cil were severally ordered 10 il.c third reading.
On motion of Mr. Rockwel, And by special order, bill No. 47, (H. of R. file) was read the third time, passed, and ihe title thereof agreed to.
Ordered, That the Council be requested to concur in the said bill.
On motion and by special order of the blouse, resolution No. 12, (C. F.) was read the third timc, and on the question of its final passage the aycs and nors were called for and were as follows: .
Ayes-Mesers. Beiche der. Bund, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Dewey, Eastman, Ellis, Gray, llackett, Jenkins, Mills, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Tripp, Whiton, and Newland.-18.
Noes—Messrs. Darling, Gidlings, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, and Sutherland.—6.
So the said resolution passed and the title thereof was agreed to. Ordercd, That the Council be acquainted therewith.
By the special order of the House, bill No. 50, and memorial No. -5, from the Council, were severally read the third time, passed, and the titles thereof agreed to.
Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.
Mr. Shepard moved a reconsideration of the voie adopting the report of the committee of the whole by which bill No. 32 (C. F.) was negatived, entitled "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:"
Which, on motion of Mr. Brown, was ordered to lie on the table. Mr. Jenkins offered the following resolution.
Resolved, If the Council concur, that the commissioner of public buildings is hereby instructed lo omit putting up the galleries and cornice in the Legislative Halls in the Capitol, and such other work as he shall deem for the interest of the Territory, with the consent of the contractor, deducting the value of such work from work done on the capitol not included in the contract.
The Speaker decided that the said resolution was not in order and could not be received.
Mr. Jenkins desired that the question of reception might be put to the House.
And thereupon the question was put and determined in the negative.
Mr. Ellis, from the committee on Territorial affairs, by leave, made the following report:
The committee on Territorial affairs, to which was referred the Governor's message of the 16th inst., relative to the northern boundary between Wisconsin and Michigan, report:
That they have considered the subject, and concur generally with the views of the Executive. At this late period, they do not think it expedient to submit any elaborato argument, but recommend for the consideration of the House the following resolutions and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject. February 18, 1842.
A. G. ELLIS, Ch’n. Resolved, That this House concur in the views of the Executive of Wisconsin Territory, as set forth in his message of the 16th inst., " that that part of the western boundary of the state of Michigan, as prescribed by the act of Congress of the 15th June, 1836, is an impracticable line, there being no such natural boundary as therein described, and that it is in consequence become necessary to designate a new line.
Resolved, That such line ought to be that set forth by the Legislature of Michigan by an act of that bɔdy of the 26th January, 1836, to wit: “a line drawn through the middle of lake Michigan to its northern extremity."
Resolved, That this House solemnly protest against any other boundary than the one above recited between Michigan and Wisconsin, and that our delegate in Congress be requested to use his influence to procure the establishment of such boundary.
Resolved, That copies of the message of His Excellency, the Governor, and of these resolutions, be forwarded to the President of the Senate, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Delegate in Congress.
The report and resolutions were adopted and the committee discharged from the further consideration of the subject.
On motion of Mr. Batchelder, Resolved, That the Librarian is hereby instructed to deliver to the Hon. Theophilus La Chappelle, Hon. Jonathan Eastman, and to the Hon. James Tripp, each, one Judson's map of the territories of Wis consin and Iowa.
On motion of Mr. Ellis, The following resolution was taken up and considered, to wit:
Resolved, That C. Latham Sholes, publisher of the “Southport Telegraph,” be employed to print the Journal of this House the present session, and the same pay, pro rata, per page be allowed as was allowed for the journal of the last session.
Mr. Jenkins moved to strike out "C. Latham Sholes," and insert “ Henry Plowman.”
And pending the question thereon,
Mr. Barber moved to amend the amendment as follows: strike out all after the word “resolved,” and insert the following words, to wit:
(If the Council concur) that George Hyer be employed to print the journal of the House of Representatives, and that William W. Wyman be employed to print the journal of the Council for the present session.
And the question being put it was determined in the negative, by ayes and noes, as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Barber, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Darling, Ellis, Giddings, Hackett, La Chappelle, Mills, Tripp, and Whiton.-12.
NoesMessrs. Batchelder, Bond, Dewey, Eastman, Jenkins, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Sutherland, and Newland, speaker.-12.