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to introduce a bill to repeal the seventh section of the act number one hundred and ninety-six of the session laws of 1848. Mr. Chamberlain offered the following resolution: Resolved, That this House will, on and after this day, hold two daily sessions commencing at ten o'clock A. M. and half-past two o'clock P.M., of each day. On motion of Mr. Ingersoll, The resolution was laid on the table. Mr. Andrews, pursuant to previous notice, asked leave to introduce a joint resolution to provide for the payment of N. Buel Eldredge, while claiming a seat in the House of Representatives, which leave was not granted. Mr. Ferguson gave notice that on some future day he would ask eave to introduce a joint resolution. The House having arrived at the order of unfinished business, took up the bill to amend the charter of the village of Adrian and to limit the amount of taxes to be raised in said village in any one year, when Mr. Fox moved that its further consideration be indefinitely post. poned, which motion prevailed. The bill to authorize Alfred Ashley, his heirs or assigns, to construct a plank road across those parts of sections two and eleven in town three north, of fourteen east, known as saltspring lands belong. ing to the state, was taken up, and the first amendment reported thereto by the committee of the whole, was concurred in. On motion of Mr. Ferguson, The bill was laid on the table. On motion of Mr. Ingersoll, The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill to incorporate the Minesota mining company, and a bill to incor. porate the North-Western mining company of Michigan, Mr. Gid. dings in the chair. And after spending some time thereon, the committee rose and by their chairman reported the first named billback with sundry amend. ments, in which the concurrence of the house was asked, and also reported that they had had the last named bill under consideration, in which

they had made some progress, and asked leave to sit again thereon. On motion of Mr. Coe, The House adjourned.

Tuesday, February 13, 1849.

The House met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the Speaker pro tem. Prayer by the Chaplain. The roll was called, and Messrs. Davis, Flower, Hammond, Morton, Mosher, Pennoyer, St. Clair and G. B. Turner were absent on leave, and Messrs. Bowne, H. H. Comstock, David and O'Malley were absent without leave. Mr. Ingersoll moved that the Sergeant-at-Arms be sent for Mr. O'Malley, which motion was lost. Mr. Salyer asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. H. H., Comstock for the day. Mr. Giddings for Mr. Bowne, as above. Mr. Chittenden for Mr. O'Malley, as above. Mr. Stevens for Mr. David, for an indefinite time. On motion of Mr. Salyer, The action of the rule requiring the reading of the journal was suspended. Mr. Waite presented the petition of C. T. Fillmore and others, for the passage of a law to prohibit the sale of spirituous liquors or wines as a beverage; referred to the committee on state affairs. Mr. Andrews presented the remonstrance of Jay R. Munroe and others, of Van Buren county, asking an appropriation of certain highway taxes on a certain road; referred to the committee on roads and bridges. Mr. Deming, from the committee on roads and bridges, to whom was referred the bill for the improvement of the road leading from Pontiac, in the county of Oakland, to Lapeer, in the county of Lapeer, and the bill for the improvement of the road leading from Hillman's, in the town of Tyrone, and county of Livingston, to Pontiac, in the county of Oakland, reported the same back without amendment, and recommended their passage, which report was accepted and the committee discharged from the further consideration of the subjects; and The bills were ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order. Mr. Deming, from the same committee, reported a bill to require the supervisors of Berrien county to construct and maintain certain

bridges in said county, which was read twice, ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general. order.

Mr. Ferguson, from the committee on the judiciary, to whom was referred the bill to amend the revised statutes of 1846, relative to. university lands, reported the same back without amendment and recommended its passage, which report was accepted and the committee discharged from the further consideration of the subject, and

The bill was ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

, Mr. Ferguson, from the same committee, reported a bill to amend chapter one hundred and twenty-three, of the revised statutes of 1346, and

A bill to amend section four of chapter eighty-eight of the revised statutes of 1846;

Which were severally read twice, ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order. Mr. Coe, from the committee on the judiciary, reported a bill to amend chapter ninety-three of the revised statutes of 1846, in relation to appeals, which was read twice, ordered to be printed, re**rred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general or.. der.

Mr. Parkhurst, from the committee on engrossment and enrollment, reported that the following entitled bills were correctly enrolled, and were this day presented to the Governor for his approval, viz:

A bill to incorporate the New Buffalo and Laporte plank road company; A bill to amend chapter one hundred and fifty-five of the revised statutes, in relation to forgery and counterfeiting; A bill to amend section seven of chapter one hundred and fortyone of the revised statutes, in relation to the punishment of fraudulent debtors; and A bill to provide for laying out a state road from Mason to Dexter. Mr. Tuttle, from the committee on claims, to whom was referred the petition of Messrs. Elliott and Van Aiken for relief, reported the same back, and reported adverse to the prayer of the petition, which . report was accepted and the committee discharged from the further consideration of the subject. Mr. Tuttle, from the same committee, reported a joint resolution relative to the claim of Alexander Titchworth, which was read twice, ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order. Mr. Ingersoll, from the committee on printing, to whom was referred the bill to amend the revised statutes in relation to the printing of the annual reports of state officers, reported the same back without amendment and recommended its passage, Which report was accepted and the committee discharged from the further consideration of the subject, and The bill was ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order. Mr. Ingersoll, from the same committee, reported a joint resolution relative to state, printing, which was read twice,'ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order. Mr. Ingersoll, from the same committee, to whom was referred the claim of Leonora M. Ellis, widow of Edward D. Ellis, in behalf of Ellis & Briggs, for damages, reported the same back, and reported adverse to the prayer of the petition, which report was accepted and the committee discharged from the further consideration of the sub.ject. Mr. Hawley, from the select committee on the subject of calling a convention to revise the constitution, submitted a written report which was, On motion of Mr. Chittenden, "Laid on the table and one thousand copies ordered to be printed, The following message was received from the Senate:

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SENATE CHAMBER, Lansing, February 13, 1849.s To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: SIR:—I am instructed to transmit herewith the following entitled bills, which the Senate have passed, and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked, viz: -A bill to incorporate the grand lodge of free and accepted masons of the state of Michigan; A bill to incorporate the Northville hydraulic company:

Abill to incorporate the Detroit savings' fund institute: A bill to incorporate the trustees of Elmwood cemetery; A bill to enlarge the powers and increase the number of officers in school district number four, in the township of Ypsilanti; . A bill authorizing Abram Smith and John W. Russell to erect a dam across Grand river, in the county of Eaton; and A bill to amend the charter of the city of Detroit. I am further instructed to inform you that the Senate have concurred in a bill to provide for the support of the poor in the counties of Calhoun and Van Buren, which bill is herewith returned. I am further instructed to inform you that the Senate have concurred in the amendment of the House to a bill to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the township of Bridgeport, in the county of Saginaw, and that the bill as amended has been ordered to be enrolled. I am further instructed to respectfully inform you that the Senate insist on their disagreement to the amendment of the House to the Senate substitute for the House joint resolution relative to the claim of John W. Palmer, and that Messrs. Summers, Hart and Shoemaker have been appointed a committee of conference on the part of the Senate, upon the disagreement between the two Houses on said substitute for said joint resolution, which is herewith returned, and to respectfully request the appointment of a like committee on the part * the House. Respectfully, &c., W. L. BANCROFT, Secretary of the Senate.

The bill to provide for the support of the poor in the counties of Calhoun and Van Buren, was ordered to be enrolled; The Senate bill to incorporate the Detroit savings’ fund institute; The Senate bill to amend the charter of the city of Detroit; The Senate bill to incorporate the trustees of Elmwood cemetery: The Senate bill to incorporate the Northville hydraulic company: and The Senate bill to incorporate the grand lodge of free and accepted masons of the state of Michigan, Were severally read twice and referred to the committee on banks. and incorporations.

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