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Also, petition of A. C. Bostford and eighty-three others, relative to a certain state road in Shiawassee county; referred to the committee on roads and bridges. By Mr. Andrews, of S. T. Foote and others asking the passage of an act to incorporate the Decatur, Lawrence and Breedsville plank road company; referred to the committee on banks and incorporations. Mr. J. W. Turner, from the committee on banks and incorporations, to whom was referred a bill to incorporate the Battle Creek and Dry Prairie plank road company, and A bill to incorporate the Tecumseh and Dundee plank road company, Reported said bills back without amendment and asked to be discharged from their further consideration. The report was accepted, the committee discharged, and the bills were severally ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order. Mr. J. W. Turner, from the same committee, in like manner reported back the bill to incorporate the city of Detroit gas company, which report was accepted, the committee discharged and the bills referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order. Mr. Deming, from the committee on roads and bridges, to whom was referred the petition of E. B. Frost and others, to vacate a certain alley in the village of Albion, in the county of Calhoun, reported the same back accompanied by a bill for that purpose, and asked to. be discharged from its further consideration. The report was accepted, the committee discharged, and the bill 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 a bill to provide for the payment of officers attending on the courts of chancery, reported the same back without amendment, recommended its passage; which report was accepted, the committee discharged and the bill ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order. Mr. G. B. Turner, from the committee on claims, to whom was referred the petition of M. P. Gilkey and others, asking relief on a certain contract; and the petition of S. B. Munro for relief on account

of damages sustained on the central railroad, reported adverse to the prayer of the petitioners and asked to be discharged.

The report was accepted and the committee discharged. Mr. G. B. Turner, from the same committee, to whom was referred joint resolution authorizing the board of state auditors to examine and settle the claim of Thomas B. W. Stockton; and Joint resolution relative to the claim of James Parshall, Reported the same back and recommended that they do not pass.

The report was accepted, the committee discharged, and the joint resolutions severally 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, to whom was referred the petition of F. Denison and forty-six others, citizens of the county of Clinton, praying for the incorporation of the counties of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham in one county, and making Lansing the county sile, reported adversely to the prayer of the petitioners and asked to be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

Which report was accepted and the committee discharged. Mr. Matthews, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of citizens of Michigan, praying for an alteration in the name of Van Buren county, reported adversely to the prayer of said petitioners and asked to be discharged from its further consideration. The report was accepted and the committee discharged. The committee on engrossment and enrollment reported as correctly engrossed, A bill to incorporate the Siskowcit mining company of Michigan; also A bill to incorporate the Ohio Trap Rock mining company. The committee on engrossment and enrollment reported as correctly enrolled; A joint resolution relative to the claims of John W. Palmer, Edward N. Greely and Alvin T. Crossman; also A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution roltive to certain public officers, have this day been presented to the Governor for his approval.

The Speaker announced the following message from the Senate:

SRNATE CHAMBER, ) - Lansing, February 21, 1849.) To the Speaker of the House of Representatives: SIR:—I am instructed to return herewith the following entitled joint resolution, and to respectfully inform you that the Senate have concurred therein, viz: Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution relative to certain public officers; also A bill to authorize Norman A. Harrington, of the county of Ingham, to convey certain real estate, which the Senate have passed with an amendment, in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked. I am further instructed to transmithere with the following entitled bill, which the Senate have passed, and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked, viz: A bill for the improvement of the state road leading from Charloote, in Eaton county, to Albion, in Calhoun county. I am further instructed to inform you that the Senate insist upon their amendment to House bill authorizing Isaac N. Swaim to erect and maintain a dam across Paw Paw river, in Berrien county, and that Senators Summers, McKinney and McCabe have been appointed a committee of conference on the part of the Senate, on the disagreement between the two Houses on said bill, which is here with returne!, and to respectfully request the appointment of a like committee on the part of the House, lespectfully, &c., W. L. BANCROFT, Secretary of the Senate. Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution relative to certain public officers, was ordered to be enrolled. Senate amendment to House bill to authorize Norman A. Harrington, of the county of Ingham, to convey certain real estate, was concurred in, and the bill as amended was ordered to be enrolled. Senate bill for the improvement of the state road leading from Charlotte, in Eaton county, to Albion, in Calhoun county, was read twice and referred to the committee on roads and bridges. On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, A committee of conference on the part of the House was ordered to be appoia'el to act with the like committee on the part of the

Senate, on the disagreement of the two Houses on the bill authorizing Isaac N. Swain to erect and maintain a dam across Paw Paw river, in Berrien county. The Speaker appointed as such committee, Messrs. Chamberlaia, G. B. Turner and Coe. Mr. Fox offered the following resolution which was adopted: Resolved, That hereafter no member of this House, absent without leave, shall be entitled to, or recover a per diem allowance as a member of this House during his absence, without cause shown. On motion of Mr. Ingersoll, Joint resolution relative to state printing was taken from the table. Mr. J. W. Turner moved that the resolution be referred to the committee on claims with instructions to report a bill in lieu thereof, provided a claim shall be allowed; which motion did not prevail. The question being on concurring in the amendments to the resolution as reported yesterday by the committee of the whole, the amendments were severally concurred in. On motion of Mr. G. B. Turner, The resolution was amended by striking out the word “Resolved.” and inserting the words “Be it enacted,” in the first line of the first resolution, and by striking out the word “resolved,” and the word “resolution,” wherever it occurs in the last resolution, and substituting for the latter word the word “act.” Mr. Ingersoll moved to add a new section to stand as section two, as fo l , W.s. “The Auditor General shall draw his warrant on the State Treasurer for such sufts as may be due to said contractors from time to time, reserving twenty per cont, until all the work shell be performed.” Mr. J. W. Turner moved to amend the amendment by striking out “twenty per cent.” and inserting “the amount paid over and above the contract price,” which motion did not prevail. The amen ment offered by Mr. Ingersoll was then adopted. On motion of Mr. G. B. Turner, The title of the resolution was so amended as to read, “A bill relative to state printing.” Mr. J. W. Turner moved that the bill be recommitted to the commitee on claims, which was not agreed to.

The bill was then ordered to be engrossed and read the third time, as follows:

YEAS.

Mr. Andrews, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Matthews,
Bacon, Giddings, Moffatt,
Bowne, A. Gillet, Mulhollen,
Burk, M. S. Gillett, Pennoyer.
Chamberlain, Harger, Salyer,
Coe, Hartsuff, Stoddard,
Coman, Hobart, Tilden,
H. H. Comstock, Ingersoll, G. B. Turner,
O. C. Comstock, Kilborn, Waite,
Dayton, Lockwood, Wright,
Earl, Lovell, Speaker, 33

NAYS.

Mr. Belding, Mr. Hammond, Mr. O'Malley,
Cały, Hawley, Parkhurst,
Chittenden, Homles, - Stevens,
Curtis, McNair, J. W. Turner,
})avid, McNeil, Tuttle,
Deming, Moran, Wilkinson,
Fox, 19

A committee from the Senate, consisting of Senators Summers and Isbell was announced, who informed the House that the Senate had accepted the invitation to meet with the House in their Hall at 12 o'clock M. of this day, to listen to the reading of Washington's farewell address. Mr. G. B. Turner offered the following resolution, which was adopted: Resolved, That from and after to-day this House will hold but one session each day, commencing at 9 o'clock A. M. On motion of Mr. J. W. Turner, 1&esolved, That upon the conclusion of the reading of Washington's farewell address and the business connected there with, this House shall stand adjourned till the regular hour of meeting to-morrow morning. Mr. Parkhurst gave notice that on some future day he will ask leave to introduce a bill to incorporate a plank road company leading from Pontiac to Drayton Plains, in the county of Oakland; also, to introduce a joint resolution. Mr. Lovell gave notice that on some future day he will ask leave to introduce a bill to appropriate one thousand acres of internal im:

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