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From the counties of Milwaukee and Washington—Messrs. Joseph Bond, Adam E. Ray, and William F. Shepard.

From the counties of Brown, Fon du Lac, Manitouwoc, Portage, and Sheboyagan-Messrs. Mason C. Darling and Albert G. Ellis.

From the county of Racine—The clerk stated that there are four members claiming seats and that the county is only entitled to three ; that Messrs. Geo. Batchelder, Jonathan Eastman, and Elisha S. Sill have presented certificates of their election, in due form, and that Mr. Thomas E. Parmelee claims a seat by virtue of a certificate of election presented at the last session. Under these circumstances the clerk will call the names of the four persons claiming seats and will submit the question of their respective rights to seats to the House.

A motion was then made by Mr. Brunson, that Thomas E. Parmelee be permitted to retain his seat as a member of this House i'rom the county of Racine until the question as to who are entitled to seats from the said county shall be finally determined;

Which motion being put, was decided in the affirmative.
Mr. Whiton offered the following resolutions; which were adopted:

Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be requested to transmit to this House all papers and documents in his possession relating to the resignation, or the alleged resignation, of Thomas E. Parmelee as a member of this House.

* Resolved, That the clerk of this House transmit a copy of this resolution to His Excellency the Governor.

On motion of Mr. Newland, Mr. George Batchelder and Jonathan Eastman were admitted to seats as members of this House from the county of Racine.

On motion of Mr. Ray,
Albert G. Ellis was appointed Speaker, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Hackett,
Daniel F. Kimball was appointed Door-Keeper, pro tem.
- On motion of Mr. Batchelder,
James Hibbard was appointed Assistant Door-Keeper, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Shepard,
Charles Larkin was appointed a transcribing Clerk, pro tem.

On mr a of Mr. Darling,
John F. Meade was appointed a transcribing Clerk, pro tem.

On motion of Mr. Mills,
Robert H. Hotchkiss was appointed Messenger, pro tem.
Mr. Whiton offered the following resolutions; which were adopted:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Territory be requested to transmit to this House an abstract of the return of votes given in the county of Racine at the last annual election for members of the House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin.

Resolved, That the clerk of this House transmit a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the 'Territory.

On motion of Mr. Whiton,
The House adjourned until to-morrow at 12 o'clock, noon.

Tuesday, December 7, 1841.

The House met at 12 o'clock, noon, pursuant to adjournment, and

the journal of yesterday was read.

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their seats.

On motion of Mr. Hackett,
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· Burt offered the following resolution : Resolved, If the Council concur, that i committee of two be appointed on the part of this Hous

this House to act in conjunction with a committee to be appointed on the part of the Council to wait on His Excellency the Governor and inform him that the two IIouses have organized, pro tempore, and are ready to receive any communication he may have to make to them.

Mr. Whiton moved that the said resolution do lie on the table ; which was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Whiton, Ordered, That the rules adopted for the government of this House at its last session be now adopted, for the government of the present session until others are prepared and adopted.

Mr. Bond offered the following resolution ; which was adopted:

Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms provide a seat for Theophilus La Chappelle within the bar of this House, and that the said La Chappelle be permitted to be heard before the House upon any question in reference to the contested seat from the election district composed of the counties of Crawford and St. Croix, now occupied by Alfred Brunson, and that the said La Chappelle be furnished with stationery and other articles which have been ordered to be furnished to the members of this Hcuse.. · Mr. Brown, by leave, submitted the following report; which was read and laid on the table :

“ The commissioner appoinled under a resolution of this House at its last annual session to take testimony in the county of St. Croix, in relation to the right of the Hon: Alfred Brunson and Theophilus Li Chappelle to a seat in this House as a representative from the counties of Crawford and St. Croix,' begs leave to report, :: 66 That the undersigned has taken the testimony of all persons who voted at the election in September, 1840 whose votes were doubtful, with the exception of Pierre Rauillard, Francais Treedell,

Charles Lousasse, and Jean Bt Deniger; the three, former having : . left the Territory, and the last being now a resident of Crawford

county, and not seen by the undersigner. The testimony relatiye. . 10 the votes of twenty-two persons is herewith respectfully submitted.”

JOS. R, BROWN, Commissonier..? Mr. Whiton öffored-the following resolution:

Resolved, That the members of this House be allowed twenty-fiye newspapers ench per week during the present session, such as the

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members shall select; provided that the said newspapers shall be published in the Territory of Wisconsin.

Mr. Brunson moved that the said resolution do lie on the table; which motion was disagreed to.

Mr. Brunson then moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words “twenty-five," and inserting the word "twenty;" which was decided in the negative.

Mr. Brunson then moved to amend the resolution by adding thereto the following words :

“Provided that the said papers shall be furnished at the same ratio that they are furnished to annual subscribers ;"

Which amendment was disagreed to.

The question was then taken on the passage of the resolution, and it was agreed to. Mr. Hackett offered the following resolution : .

Resolved, That the chief clerk furnish a list of the names of the members of this House to the post-master at this place, and that the postage on- all letters and papers sent and received by members be

out of money appropriated to defray the expenses of the Legislative Assembly ; Ti", on

Which was amended, on motion of Mr. Whiton by inserting the word "from" after the word sent" and the words bó at the post

ladison ” after the word received ” and was then adopted.
motion of Mr. Brunson, C. : : .
house adjourned until Thursday next, at 12 o'clock, M.. ::

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Excellency the Governor and inform him that the two Houses have organized, pro tempore, and are ready to receive any communication he may have to make to them.

Mr. Whiton moved that the said resolution do lie on the table ; which was agreed to.

· On motion of Mr. Whiton,

Ordered, That the rules adopted for the government of this House at its last session be now adopted, for the government of the present session until others are prepared and adopted. Mr. Bond offered the following resolution ; which was adopted:

Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms provide a seat for Theophilus La Chappelle within the bar of this House, and that the said La Chappelle be permitted to be heard before the House upon any question in reference to the contested seat from the election district composed of the counties of Crawford and St. Croix, now occupied by Alfred Brunson, and that the said La Chappelle be furnished with stationery and other articles which have been ordered to be furnished to the members of this House... • Mr. Brown, by leave, submitted the following report; which was read and laid on the table : ... .. ..

“ The commissioner appointed under a resolution of this House at its last annual session to take testimony in the county of St. Croix, in relatìon to the right of the Hon: Alfred Brunson and Theophilus La Chappelle to a seat in this House as a representative from the counties of Crawford and St. Croix,' begs leave to report, :. “That the undersigned has taken the testimony of all persons who yoted at the election in September, 1840 whose votes were : doubtful, with the exception of Picrre Rauillard, Francais Treedell,-; Charles Lousasse, and Jean Bt Deniger; the three former having". . left the Territory, and the last being now a resident of Crawford county, and not seen by the undersigned. The testimony relative 1o the votes of twenty-two persons is herewith respectfully submitted.”

JOS, R, BROWN, Commissoner.. Mr. Whiton öffered the following resolution

Rasolved, That the members of this House be allowed twenty-fiye. newspispers each per week during the present session, such as the

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