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The amendment reported by the committee of the whole to the bill to provide for the removal of the state land office to the seat of government, was concurred in.

Mr. Kilborn moved to amend the second line of section one by striking out the words “fourteenth day of May,” and inserting “fifteenth day of February,” pending which,

On motion of Mr. Ferguson,

The bill was laid on the table.

The amendments reported by the committee of the whole to the bill to provide for the better education of primary school teachers, were concurred in, when

Mr. Hawley moved that its further consideration be indefinitely postponed; pending which,

On motion of Mr. Tilden,

It was laid on the table.

The amendments reported by the committee of the whole to the joint resolution relative to salt spring lands in the town of Saline, were severally concurred in, and

The joint resolution was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time.

The joint resolution appointing the Michigan State Journal the state paper, and for other purposes, was taken up, when

Mr. Holmes moved that it be laid on the table, which motion was decided in the negative, by the following vote:

YEAS. Mr. Coman, Mr. Deming, Mr. McNair, David, Hawley, McNeil, Davis, Hobart, Tuttle, Dayton, Holmes, 11 NAYS. Mr. Andrews, Mr. Giddings, Mr. Pennoyer, Buck, A. Gillet, Salyer, Burk, Haight, Smith, Campbell, Hatch, St. Clair, Chamberlain, Ingersoll, Stoddard, Chittenden, Kilborn, Tilden, Curtis, Lockwood, G. B. Turner, H. H. Comstock, Lovell, Turrill, O. C. Comstock, Moffatt, Waite, Earl, Moran, Wilkinson, Ferguson, Mulhollen, Speaker, Fox, Parkhurst, S5 Mr. Buck moved that the joint resolution be amended by striking

out the words “Michigan State Journal” and inserting “Detroit Advertiser;”

Pending which,

Mr. Chittenden moved an adjournment, but the House refused to adjourn.

A division of the question was called for, and it was first taken on striking out and decided in the negative, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YE.A.S. Mr. Buck, Mr. Hawley, Mr. Salyer, Earl. Hobart, Tuttle, Giddings, McNeil, Waite, Haight, Moran, Wilkinson, Hammond, Mulhollen, 14 NAYS. Mr. Andrews, Mr. Dayton, Mr. Moffatt, Burk, Deming, Parkhurst, Cady, Fox, Pennoyer, Campbell, A. Gillet, Smith, Chamberlain, Hatch, - St. Clair, Chittenden, Holmes, Stoddard, Coman, Ingersoll, Tilden, H. H. Comstock, Kilborn, G. B. Turner, O. C. Comstock, Lovell, - Turrill, Curtis, - Matthews, Wright, David, McNair, Speaker, Davis, 3-4

Mr. Hatch moved an amendment, striking out the words “Michigan State Journal, published in the town of Lansing,” and inserting “Jackson Patriot, published in the village of Jackson,” which amendment was not agreed to.”

Mr. Chittenden moved that the House adjourn, which motion was lost.

Mr. Pennoyer moved the previous question, which was demanded, by the following vote: r

YEAS.
Mr. Andrews, Mr. Giddings, Mr. Pennoyer,
Buck, - A. Gillet, Salyer,
Burk, Haight, Smith,
Chamberlain, Hammond, St. Clair,
Coman, o Hatch, Tilden.
H. H. Comstock, Hobart, G. B. Turner,

Davis, Holmes, Turrill,

Dayton, Lovell, Tuttle,
Deming, Matthews, Waite,
Earl, Moffatt, Wright,
Ferguson, Mulhollen, Speaker,
Fox, Parkhurst, 35,
NAYS.

Mr. Cady, Mr. David, Mr. McNeil,
Campbell, Hawley, Moran,
Chittenden, Ingersoll, Stoddard,
O. C. Comstock, Kilborn, Wilkinson,
Curtis, McNair, 14

The main question was ordered to be now put, and the main question being on ordering the joint resolution to be engrossed and read the third time, was put, and decided in the affirmative, by the following vote:

- YEAS. Mr. Andrews, Mr. Giddings, Mr. Mulhollen, Buck, - A. Gillet, Parkhurst, Burk, Haight, Pennoyer, Campbell, Hammond, Salyer, Chamberlain, Hatch, Smith, Coman,' Hobart, St. Clair, H. H. Comstock, Ingersoll, Tilden, O. C. Comstock, Kilborn, G. B. Turner, Curtis, Lockwood, Turrill, Dayton, Lovell, Waite, Deming, Matthews, Wilkinson, Earl, McNair, Wright, Ferguson, Moffatt, Speaker, Fox, - 40, N.AY. S. Mr. Chittenden, Mr. Hawley, Mr. Moran, David, Holmes, Stoddard, Davis, McNeil, Tuttle, 9

Mr. Holmes moved an adjournment, which motion did not prevail. .

On motion of Mr. Lovell,

The rules were suspended so as to enable the joint resolution to be read the third time to-day, and

It was read the third time, when .

Mr. Hawley moved that it be committed to the committee on the judiciary with instructions to enquire into the expediency of substituting therefor the bill relative to the publication of laws and joint resolutions;

Pending which,

On motion of Mr. Ferguson,

The House adjourned.

Thursday, January 25, 1849. The House met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the Speaker. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Comstock. The roll was called, and Messrs. Bacon, Belding, Bowne, Coe, Flower, M. S. Gillett, Harger, Morton, Mosher, Stevens, and J. W. Turner were absent-on leave, and Messrs. Curtis, A. Gillett, Haight and Salyer were absent without keave. Mr. Waite asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. A Gillet, for one day, and for Messrs. Haight and Salyer for one week. Mr. Cady asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Curtis for an indefinite time. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Lovell presented the petition ef John L. Morse for the attaching of certain territory to the township of Otisco, in the county of Ionia; which was referred to the committee on the organization of townships and counties. Mr. Smith presented the petition of Sheldon Ashley and others, for a division of the township of Courtland, in the county of Kent, and the organization of a new township; referred to the committee on the organization of townships and counties. Mr. Pennoyer presented the remonstrance of C. H. Taylor and sixty-one other citizens of the county of Kent, against the passage of any law in any wise changing the terms or plans already adopted for the construction of the canal and locks around the Rapids of Grand river at Grand Rapids; referred to the committee on internal improvement. Mr. Chittenden presented the memorial of the stockholders of the Farmers' and Mechanics' bank of Michigan, asking an extension of their charter; referred to the committee on banks and incorporations, Mr. G. B. Turner, from the committee on claims, to whom was referred the claim of H. H. Duncklee & Co., reported the same back, and reported that no legislative action was necessary thereon, which report was accepted and the committee discharged from the further consideration of the subject. On motion of Mr. Ingersoll, Leave was granted to the claimants to withdraw their papers from the files of the House. Mr. G. B. Turner, from the committee on the judiciary, reported a bill to amend chapter one hundred and fifty-five of the revised statutes, in relation to forgery and counterfeiting; which was read twice, ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of tha whole, and placed on the general order. Mr. Lovell, from the committee on the judiciary, reported a bill to authorize Norman A. Harrington, of the county of Ingham, to convey certain real estate, which was read twice, ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order. Mr. Pennoyer, from the committee onways and means, submitted the following report, which was accepted and the committee discharged from the further consideration of the subject, viz: The committee of ways and means to whom was referred the petition of H. C. Thurber and other citizens of the town of Pontiac, Oakland county, praying extension of time in collecting taxes of said township, report that they have had the same under consideration, and the majority of said committee have instructed me to report adversely to the prayer of the petitioners, and respectfully ask to be discharged from the further consideration of said petition. Mr. Ferguson, from the committee on the judiciary, to whom was referred the Senate bill to revive the poor laws repealed by the revised statutes, in the county of Kent; and The Senate bill to amend an act entitled an act to revive the poor laws repealed by the revised statutes, in certain counties, approved March 17, 1847, Reported the same back without amendment and reccomended their passage, which report was accepted and the committee discharged from the further consideration of the subjects, and the bills were referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order. Mr. Campbell, from the committee on internal improvement, made the following report which was accepted, and the committee discharged from the further consideration of the subject: The commitee on internal improvement to whom was referred the petition of C. R. Sherman and sixty-eight others, for an appropriation on a certain state road in Eaton county, report the same back to the House without action, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the same. Mr. Chittenden,from the committee on banks and incorporations, to whom was referred the bill to incorporate the president, directors and

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