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The district composed of the counties of Brown, Calumet, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Marquette, and Por. tage shall be entitled to elect one member of the Council and four members of the House of Representatives.

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

When Mr. Whiton called for the previous question, which was put in these words “ Shall the main question be now put?" and determined 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, East-
man, 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, speaker.—10.

The question was then put on ordering the bill to be read the third time, and determined 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, East-
man, Gray, Hackett, Mills, Ray, Rockwell, Shepard, Sutherland,
Tripp, and Whiton.—16.

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

The said bill was then by the special order of the House, read the third time, passed and the title thereof agreed to.

Ordered, That the Council be requested to concur in the amendment to the said bill.

A message from the Council by their Secretary:

“ Mr Speaker,—The Governor has notified the Council that he has approved the following, to wit:

An act to repeal parts of the several acts relative to the Milwaukee and Rock river canal: and

. Memorial to the Congress of the United States for the relief of the owners or proprietors of mineral lots in the Wisconsin land district.

I am directed to present for the reconsideration of this House “An act to provide for the payment of the expenses of the Legislative Assembly therein named, and for other purposes,” which had been presented to the Governor for his approval, and returned with his objections thereto; the same having been reconsidered and passed by the Council.”

The House then proceeded to reconsider the said bill entitled "an act to provide for the payment of the expenses of the Legislative Assembly therein named, and for other purposes,” and the message of the Governor returning the said bill without his signature, which was read and is as follows: To the Legislative Council

of the Territory of Wiskonsan: I return herewith, without my signature, the bill entitled “An act to provide for the payment of the expenses of the Legislative Assembly therein named, and for other purposes."

I object to the bill because it exceeds the estimate of the Secretary of the Treasury for those expenses eight thousand dollars, to meet which no appropriation has been asked of Congress. It therefore creates this amount of debt, for which the Territory becomes immediately chargeable.

The amount appropriated for printing by this bill, is seven thou-, sand six hundred and forty-two dollars, and for newspapers eight hundred and fifty-seven dollars. These exceed the amount for which an appropriation has been asked, three thousand four hundred and ninety-nine dollars.

It contains many items for which no appropriation has been asked of Congress—some of which are for expenses incurred in previous years; yet the first section declares that they shall be paid " out of the sum appropriated by Congress for defraying the expenses of the Assembly for the year 1842.”

It contains several appropriations to members for their services . beyond the amount allowed to them by the act of Congress. I think they can no more increase their pay for the duties incident to their offices, than that of the Governor or Secretary of the Territory.

The items of the bill do not conform to the provisions of the act of the Assembly, entitled “An act to prescribe the number, duties, and compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly, and for other purposes, approved Jannary, 1841;" and it contains a clause to repeal the proviso in the sixth section of that act, which is preceeded in the bill by appropriations in violation, in express terms, of that clause.

But I object to the whole bill because it appropriates more money than has been asked of Congress, and more than we have any reason to be believe Congress will hereafter pay to relieve the Territory for a debt created for such such a purpose. If the amount estimated for can be exceeded, it is obvious there is no limit to the indebtedness which might be created; and by the rule established it is as easy to appropriate one hundred thousand dollars as twenty thousand for the expenses.

Deeming the bill therefore a violation of the act of Congress and of our duties, and that it contains large sums which may become chargeable upon the people of the Territory as a public debt, I am compelled to refuse my signature, to it.

J. D. DOTY. Executive Office, Madison, Feb. 18, 1842.

Mr. Whiton moved that the said message and bill be referred to a select committee:

When Mr. Parkison called for the previous question:

The Speaker decided that the call for the previous question would preclude the motion to refer to a select committee, and that the main question would be on the passage of the bill.

And thereupon Mr. Whiton appealed from the decision of the chair.

And the question was then put, “Shall the decision of the chair stand as the judgement of this House?” and it passed in the affirmative.

And the ayes and noes being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Batchelder, Brazelton, Burt, Darling, Dewey, Ellis Giddings, Jenkins, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, Rockwell, and Sutherland.–14.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Barber, Bond, Brown, Eastman, Gray, Hackett, Mills, Shepard, Tripp and Whiton.—10.

The previous question was then put in these words, “Shall the main question be now put?" 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, Ellis, Giddings, Gray, Hackett, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Ray, and Shepard.—14.

Those who voted in the negative, are

Messrs. Barber, Bond, Brazelton, Eastman, Jenkins, Mills, Rockwell, Sutherland, Tripp, Whiton, and Newland, speaker.—11.

The main question was then put on the passage of the bill and was determined in the negative by ayes and noes.

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

Messrs. Bond, Brown, Darling, Dewey, Ellis, Giddings, Hackett, La Chappelle, Ogden, Parkison, Whiton, and Newland, speaker, 12.

Those who voted in the negative, are
Messrs. Barber, Batchelder, Brazelton, Burt, Eastman, Gray,
Jenkins, Mills, Ray, Shepard, Sutherland, and Tripp, 12.

So the bill was negatived.
A message from the Council by the Secretary thereof:

“ Mr. Speaker,The Council have concurred in the amendment of this House to bill No. 32, (C. F.) 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."

A motion was then made by Mr. Barber to reconsider the vote by which the said bill was negatived; and the question being put,

It passed in the affirmative.

And the question was then put on the passage of the bill and de- . termined in the affirmative.

And the ayes and noes were taken on the said question and were as follows:

Ayes--Messrs. Barber, Bond, Brazelton, Brown, Burt, Darling,

Dewey, Ellis, Giddings, IIackett, La Chappelle, Mills, Ogden, Parkison, Rockwell, Shepard, Tripp, Whiton, and Newland, speaker. -19.

Noes— Messrs. Batchelder, Eastman, Gray, Jenkins, Ray, and Sutherland.-6.

So the bill was reconsidered and approved, two-thirds of the members of the House having voted in favor of it.

Ordered, That the Council be made acquainted therewith.

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

"An act 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 Ilouse of Representatives:">

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

On motion of Mr. La Chappelle,

The following resolution was unanimously adopted, Mr. Barber ha'ving been called to the chair:

Resolved, Thai ihe thanks of the members of this House be, and are hereby tendered to the lion. David Newland, for the able, faithful and impartial manner in which he has discharged the duties of Speaker of the Ilouse of Representatives.

On motion of Mr. Brown,
The following resolution was adopted:

Resolved, (if the Council concur) that a joint committee of two from each flouse be appointed to wait upon Ilis Excellency, the Governor, to inform 'him that the two Houses are through with their business, and to inquire if he has any further communication to lay before the Legislative Assembly.

Messrs. Brown and Tripp were appointed of the said committee on the part of the House. Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.

On motion of Mr. Brown,
The following resolutions were adopted:

Resolved, That the thanks of this Ilouse be tendered to Hon. A. G. Ellis, for the able manner in which he performed the duties of Speaker pro. tem. of this House.

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