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A message from the Governor by his private Secretary:

“Mr. Speaker-I am directed by his Excellency, the Governor to notify this House that he has approved and signed the following acts and resolutions, viz:

An act to establish the county of Richland.

An act to amend the several acts to provide for the support of common schools.

An act to provide for the security of the property appertaining to the Legislative Assembly.

An act to provide for the payment of certain territorial expenses therein named.

An act to organize the counties of Calumet and Winnebago and for other purposes," and

Resolution concerning the publication of the laws.”

Mr. Whiton from the select committee to which a petition had been referred, by leave, reported the following bill, which was read the first and second times, the resolution prohibiting the introduction of bills being suspended, to wit:

No. 50, “A bill to divorce Aaron Kellogg from his wife, Dianthe Kellogg."

A message from the Council by the Secretary thereof:

“Mr. Speaker-The Governor has notified the Council that he did this day approve and sign the following:

An act to authorise Webster Stanley to keep a ferry across Fox river;

An act to establish a ferry within the military reservation of Fort Snelling

An act declaratory of an act entitled an act prescribing the terms of office of certain county officers and for other purposes.

Memorial to Congress for the construction of a harbor at Racine. Memorial to the Secretary of War in relation to the lead mines.

Memorial to Congress for an appropriation for the construction of a McAdamized road from Mineral Point to Potosi; and

Resolutions asking for an appropriation from Congress for the sur vey of a rail road from Potosi on the Mississippi river, to Lake Michigan.”

On motion of Mr. Whiton, Bill No. 50, House of Representatives file, was considered in the committee of the whole, Mr. Barber in the chair, and after a short time spent therein, was reported to the House without amendment.

Which was then ordered to be engrossed.

On motion of Mr. Dewey, and by special order, the said bill was read the third time,

When the same, on motion of Mr. Whiton, was ordered to lie on the table.

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

An act to provide for the payment of the expenses of the Legislative Assembly, and for other purposes.

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

And then the House at 2 o'clock, A. M., being the 19th inst., took a recess for seven hours.

The time for which the House took a recess having expired, the House, at 9 o'clock, A. M. February 19th, 1842, again resumed its

session.

· Mr. Tripp from the joint committee on enrolled bills reported that the said committee presented to the Governor for his approval on the 18th instant, “an act to provide for the payment of the expenses of the Legislative Assembly therein named.”

Mr. Sutherland, from the committee to which the petition of Asa Bunce had been referred, reported that the committee had not acted on the subject and he desired that the committee might be discharged and leave granted to withdraw the petition. · And pending the question thereon,

A call of the House was made, on motion of Mr. Hackett, and the Sergeant-at-arms sent after the members that were absent.

The Sergeant-at-arms having reported the attendance of the members that had been sent for,

The question was put on discharging the committee and granting the petitioner leave to withdraw the said petition, and it passed in the affirmative.

A motion was then made by Mr. Whiton, that the chief clerk be directed to request the Council to return to this House for its further action, bill No. 32, Council file, entitled “a bill to provide for taking the census of the inhabitants of the territory of Wisconsin, and to authorize the Governor to apporțion the members of the Council and House of Representatives.”

And the question being put,
It passed in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes being called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Dewey, Eastman, Gray, Hackett, Mills, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Tripp, and Whiton, 16.

Those who voted in the negative, are · Messrs. Darling, Ellis, Giddings, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Sutherland, and Newland, 9.

A message from the Council by the Secretary thereof:

“Mr. Speaker-In accordance with the request of this House, I have been directed to return bill No. 32, of the Council, 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 had been returned to the Council as negatived, for the further consideration and action of this House."

Mr. Burt moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the motion to reconsider the bill contained in the foregoing message, was indefinitely postponed

And the question being put, It passed in the affirmative. And the ayes and noes being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, are, Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Burt, Dewey, Eastman, Gray, Hackett, Mills, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Tripp, and Whiton, 15.

Those who voted in the negative, are Messrs. Brown, Darling, Ellis, Giddings, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Sutherland, and Newland, 10.

The question was then taken on reconsidering the vote agreeing to the report of the committee of the whole on the said bill by which the enacting clause was stricken out, and being put,

It passed in the affirmative. And the ayes and noes being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Burt, Eastman, Gray, Hackett, Mills, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Tripp, and Whiton, 13.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Brazelton, Brown, Darling, Dewey, Ellis, Giddings, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Sutherland, and Newland, speaker, 12.

The question was then put on agreeing to the report of the committee of the whole, and determined in the negative.

And the ayes and noes being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, were Messrs. Brown, Darling, Ellis, Giddings, Jenkins, Ogden, Parkison, Sutherland, and Newland, speaker, 9.

Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Burt, Dewey, Eastman, Gray, Hackett, Mills, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Tripp, and Whiton, 15.

So the report of the committee of the whole was disagreed to.

Mr. Giddings moved that the said bill be re-committed to the committee of the whole House,

And thereupon a call of the House was made and further proceedings in the call dispensed with,

When the question was put on the motion of Mr. Giddings and determined in the negative,

And the ayes and noes being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, were Messrs. Ellis, Giddings, Jenkins, Ogden, Parkison, and Sutherland, -6.

Those who voted in the negative were, Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Darling, Dewey, Eastman, Gray, Hackett, Mills, Ray, Shepard, Tripp, Whiton, and Newland, speaker, 17.

Mr. Whiton moved to amend the bill by striking out in the ninth section, the words “ counties or.”

And the question being taken, It passed unanimously in the affirmative. And the ayes and noes being called for, Those who voted for the amendment, were Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Bond, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Darling, Dewey, Eastman, Ellis, Giddings, Gray, Hackett, Jenkins, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Sutherland, Tripp, Whiton, and New land, speaker, 22.

Mr. Brown moved the adoption of the following amendment, to wit:

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following words:

Sec. 1. The several districts of the Territory shall be entitled to elect the number of members of the Council and House of Representatives of said Territory, proportioned to their population respectively, as follows, viz:

The district composed of the counties of Milwaukee and Washington, shall be entitled to elect two members of the Council and six members of the House of Representatives.

The district composed of the county of Grant shall be entitled to elect two members of the Council and three members of the House of Representatives.

The district composed of the county of Iowa shall be entitled to elect two members of the Council and three members of the House of Representatives.

The district composed of the counties of Rock and Walworth shall be entitled to elect two members of the Council and four members of the House of Representatives.

The district composed of the counties of Crawford and St. Croix shall be entitled to elect one member of the Council and two members of the House of Representatives.

The district composed of the counties of the Jefferson, Dane, Dodge, Green and Sauk shall be entitled to elect one member of the Council and two members of the House of Representatives.

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