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king out the words “two-thirds” and inserting “a majority of all the supervisors elected,” which motion was lost, by the following vote:

YEAS. * Mr. Hammond, Mr. McNair, Mr. Smith, Lovell, Pennoyer, 5 NAYS. Mr. Bowne, Mr. Haight, Mr. McNeil, Campbell, Harger, Morton, Coman, Hartsuff, Mosher, Coe, Hatch, St. Clair, O. C. Comstock, Hobart, Stevens, David, Hawley, G. B. Turner, Dayton, - Holmes, Waite, Deming, Kilborn, Wilkinson, Fox, Matthews, Speaker, A. Gillet, 28

On motion of Mr. A. Gillet, The fourth line was amended by striking out the words “present” and inserting “the supervisors elected.” On motion of Mr. Coe, The second line of section one was amended by inserting the words “of 1846,” after statutes.” The bill was then ordered to be engrossed and read the third time. The bill to provide for obtaining returns from the prosecuting attorneys of the several counties in the state of Michigan, and for other purposes, was taken up, and o The question being on concurring in the first amendment reported thereto by the committee of the whole, which amendment strikes out the words “the names of the persons charged with offences,” and inserts “the names of the persons convicted of offences,” A division of the question was called for, and it was first taken on concurring in that portion of the amendment which strikes out the words, and decided in the affirmative. The question then recurring on that portion of the amendment which inserts, it was non-concurred in. The remaining amendments were then severally non-concurred in. On motion of Mr. Coe, The fourth line of section one was amended by inserting the words “the number of persons charged with offences,” after “county.” Mr. Coe moved to amend section two by adding thereto the words

“and transmit the same to the office of the Attorney General,” which motion prevailed. On motion of Mr. Fox, The bill was further amended by striking all out after the enacting clause and inserting the following: “That the Attorney General be, and he is hereby required to furnish to the several prosecuting attorneys in the state of Michigan, all necessary blanks to enable them to make uniform reports, in conformity to the provisions of the fifty-sixth section of chapter fourteen of the revised statutes of 1846.” The bill was then ordered to be engrossed and read the third time. The bill to revive the poor laws repealed by the revised statutes, in the county of Kent, was taken up, and On motion of Mr. Hawley, Its further consideration was iudefinitely postponed. The 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, was taken up, and the amendment reported by the com: mittee of the whole was non-concurred in.

The bill was then ordered to be read the third time.

The bill to authorize Norman A. Harrington of the county of Ingham, to convey certain real estate was taken up, and the amendment thereto, reported by the committee of the whole, was concurred in. * The question then being on ordering the bill to be engrossed and read the third time, it was decided in the negative.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the general order, Mr. Coe in the chair, and after spending some time thereon, the committee rose and by its chairman reported back

with sundry amendments, in which the concurrence of the House was asked,

A bill to establish a state Normal school.

On motion of Mr. Coe,

The bill was laid on the table. f

Mr. Ingersoll, from a select committee, by unanimous consent made the following report, which was accepted and the committee discharged:

The select committee appointed to wait on Gen. Lewis Cass and invite him to take a seat within the bar of the House, during his stay at Lansing, have performed the duty assigned them, and received for reply that the invitation is accepted with profound thanks for the honor conferred.

On motion of Mr. A. Gillet,

The House adjourned.

Thursday, February 1, 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. Andrews, Bacon, Burk, Cady, Chamberlain, Chittenden, Curtis, Davis, Earl, Ferguson, Flower, Giddings, M. S. Gillett, Lockwood, Moffatt, Mulhollen, Salyer, so. dard, Tilden, J. W. Turner, Turrill, Tuttle and Wright were absent on leave, and Messrs. Dayton, Fox, Hammond, Moran and Mosher were absent without leave. Mr. Hatch asked and obtained leave of absence for Messrs. Fox and Moran for the day. Mr. A. Gillet for Mr. Dayton, for the day. Mr. Hobart for Hammond, for the day. Mr. Deming for Mr. Mosher, for an indefinite time. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. H. H. Comstock presented the petition of S. F. Drury, for an amendment to the law regulating the duties of the highway commissioners and overseers of highways; referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Matthews presented the petition of one hundred and seventythree citizens of the county of St. Joseph, for the incorporation of a company to construct a railroad from Marshall, via Union City, to Contantine; referred to the committee on banks and incorporations. Mr. Haight presented the petition of L. H. Haynes, and one hundred others, of Saline and vicinity, for the restoration of the garnishee law; referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Hobart presented the petition of Chester Hammond and twenty-three others, and of Thomas Moseley and one hundred and fifty others, of Calhoun and Branch counties, for the incorporation of a company to construct a railroad from Marshall, via Union City, to

Constantine; referred to committee on banks and incorporations.

Mr. Kilborn presented the claim of A. Ward; referred to the committee on claims. Mr. G. B. Turner, from the committee on claims, to whom was referred the petition of Leonora M. Ellis, widow of Edward D. Ellis' in behalf of Ellis & Briggs, for damages in consequence of an alleged breach of contract on the part of the state, reported the same back without action, asked to be discharged from its further consideration, and recommended that it be referred to the committee on printing, which report was accepted, the committee discharged, and the petition referred to the committee on printing. Mr. Pennoyer, from the committee on ways and means, to whom were referred the resolution and memorials of several boards of supervisors, asking certain amendments to the tax laws, submitted a written report thereon, which report was read, accepted, and the committee discharged from the further consideration of the subject. On motion of Mr. G. B. Turner, The report was laid on the table and ordered to be printed. Mr. Morton, from the committee on state affairs, reported a bill to amend section twenty-three of chapter forty-one of the revised statutes of 1846, which was read twice and referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Morton, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of sundry citizens of Adrian, for an amendment to the license laws, reported the same back and reported adverse to the prayer of the petition, and asked to be discharged from its further consideration, which report was accepted and the committee discharged. Mr. Morton, from the same committee, reported a joint resolution in relation to the publication of certain laws in the German language, which was read twice, ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order. Mr. Morton, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of A. Kaminsky and others, for the establishment of an emigration agency, reported the same back without action, and asked to be discharged from its further consideration, which report was accepted and the committee discharged. Mr. Co3, from the committee on the judiciary, reported a bill concerning divorces; which was read twice, ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order. Mr. Matthews, from the committee on the organization of townships and counties, reported a bill to provide for the location of the seat of justice in the county of Kent; which was read twice, ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order. Mr. O. C. Comstock, from the committee on education, to whom was referred the petition of J. B. Watson and twenty-two others, of the townships of White Lake and Commerce, in Oakland county, for the dissolution of a certain school district, reported the same back without action, and asked to be discharged from its further consideration, which report was accepted and the committee discharged. Mr. Parkhurst, from the committee on engrossment and enrollment, reported that the following entitled bills were correctly engrossed, viz: A bill to amend chapter thirty-eight of the revised statutes of 1846; and A bill to provide for obtaining returns from the prosecuting attorneys of the several counties in the state of Michigan, and for other purposes. The following messages were received from the Executive: ExEcutive OEFrce, l Lansing, January 31, 1849. ) To the House of Representatives: I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State, An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes for the year A. D. one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, in the township of Monroe, county of Monroe; Also an act to provide for the collection of taxes in the township of Norton, in the county of Ottawa, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight; Also a joint resolution for the relief of John Lee. EPAPHRO, RANSOM. ExEcctive OFFICE, l. Mansing, January 31, 1849.) To the House of Representatives: I here with transmit a report of the Auditor General, together with the accompanying document, in compliance with a resolution of the House, of the 30th inst., requesting the Governor “to transmit to the House a report of the disbursements made under an act entitled

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