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A bill to incorporate the Battle Creek and Hastings plank road company; A bill to incorporate the trustees of the Mountain Home cemetery; A bill to incorporate the Saginaw bay gypsum company; and A bill to revive and continue in force an act entitled an act to incorporate the Peninsular mutual fire and marine insurance company, approved March 12, 1844, under the name and style of the Deiroit fire and marine insurance company; 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. J. W. Turner, from the same committee, to whom was referred the Senate bill to regulate the carrying of baggage by railroad companies, reported the same back without amendment, and recommended that it be not passed; which report was accepted and the committee discharged, and the bill was placed on the file of bills reported against. Mr. Parkhurst, from the committee on engrossment and enrollment, reported as correctly engrossed; A bill to amend and consolidate the act to incorporate the stockholders of the Michigan Insurance company of Detroit, approved March 7, 1834, and the several acts amendatory thereto; and A bill to incorporate the president, directors and company of the Peninsular bank.

Mr. Matthews, from the committee on the organization of townships and counties, reported a bill to organize certain townships, and for other purposes, which was read twice, and

On motion of Mr. H. H. Goomstock,

Laid on the table.

Mr. Chamberlain, from the committee on federal relations, reported a bill relative to the support of the poor in the several counties of this state; which was read twice, ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

Mr. Deming, from the committee on roads and bridges, reported a bill to provide for laying out and establishing a certain state road in the counties of Oakland and Lapeer; which was read twice, ordered to be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

Mr. Giddings, from the committee on state affairs, reported a bill to provide for the service of writings, processes and notices in certain cases, upon persons in the employ of certain corporate companies; which was read twice, and

On motion of Mr. G. B. Turner,

Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. *

Mr. Smith, from the committee on agriculture and manufactures, . to whom was referred the preamble and joint resolution relative to Moore and Hascall's harvesting machine, 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 preamble and joint resolution was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

The following communication was received from the Executive:

Executive Office, I Lansing, March 7, 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 incorporate the Minesota mining company; Also an act to provide for laying out a state road from Ceresco mills, in the township of Marshall, in the county of Calhonn, to

Bellevue, in Eaton county.

- EPAPHRO. RANSOM. The following message was received from the Senate:

SENATE CHAMBER, Lansing, March 8, 1849:

To the Speaker of the House of frepresentatives: SIR:—I am instructed to transmit herewith the following entitled bills and joint resolutions, which the Senate have passed, and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked, viz: A bill to authorize the minor heirs of the late Jesse Tuttle, deceased, to convey certain real estate; A bill to authorize Linas Jacox, to convey eertain real estate; A bill supplementary to the charter of the Detroit, Romeo and Port Huron railroad company, and amendments thereto; and Joint resolution authorizing the commissioner of the state land of. fice, to issue certificates of purchase of certain school lands to Thomas B. Abell.

I am further instructed to inform you that the Senate insist upon their amendments to the bill to amend chapter ninety-three of the revised statutes of 1846, relative to appeals, which billis here with. returned. Respectfully, &c., W. L. BANCROFT, Secretary of the Senate.

The Senate bill to authorize the minor heirs of the late Jesse Tuttle, deceased, to convey certain real estate, and

The Senate bill to authorize Linas Jacox to convey certain real estate,

Were severally read twice and referred to the committee on the judiciary. The Senate bill supplementary to the charter of the Detroit, Romeo and Port Huron railroad company, and amendments thereto, was read twice and referred to the committee on banks and incorporations. The Senate joint resolution authorizing the commissioner of the state land office to issue a certificate of purchase of certain school lands to Thomas B. Abell, was read twice and referred to the committee on public lands. The House insisted on their disagreement to the Senate amendments to the bill to amend chapter ninety-three of the revised statutes of 1846, relative to appeals. On motion of Mr. Coe,

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A committee of conference was ordered to be appointed on the part of the House on the disagreement between the two Houses on said bill, and

The Speaker appointed Messrs. Coe, G. B. Turner and Chamberlain as such committee.

Mr. Hartsuff gave notice that on some future day he would ask leave to introduce a bill to require township clerks to take and preserve certain newspapers for the use of their respective townships.

Mr. Moran offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That Johnson Niles, Esq., be and is hereby appointed Sergeant-at-Arms pro tempore, and that he be instructed forthwith to proceed to the residence of the Honorable Fenner Ferguson, and bring him to the bar of the House.

On motion of Mr. Parkhurst, The resolution was laid on the table. On motion of Mr. J. W. Turner, The bill to incorporate the Detroit fire and marine insurance company, was taken from the general order, and placed on the file of bills reported against. Mr. lngersoll moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the bill to incorporate the Isle Royal mining company, which motion prevailed. The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time, and the engrossmeut having been dispensed with, it was placed on the order of bills for a third reading. Mr. Haight offered the following reedlution: Resowed, That this House will rot receive any petitions, except for objects of general interest, after the tenth day of March instant. On motion of Mr. H. H. Comstock, . The resolution was laid on the table. Mr. Salyer gave notice that he would on some future day ask leave to introduce a bill authorizing Esther Tuthill to convey certain real estate. On motion of Mr. G. B. Turner, The vote by which the bill for the improvement of the road leading from Pontiac, in the county of Oakland, to Lapeer, in the county of Lapeer, was passed, was reconsidered, and the bill was laid on the table. Mr. Chamberlain gave notice that he would on some future day ask leave to introduce a joint resolution authorizing the appointment of a committee to examine the books, papers and accounts of the state officers. Mr. H. H. Comstock, pursuant to previous notice, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill to amend an act, approved March 19, 1838, vacating a portion of the village plat of Otsego, which was read twice and referred to the committee on the organization of townships and counties, Mr. Parkhurst, pursuant to previous notice, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill taxing bachelors for the relief of indigent widows and orphans, which was read twice and referred to the committee on state affairs. The bill to incorporate the president, directors and company of the

Peninsular bank, was read the third time and passed by a two-thirds vote, as follows:

YEAS,

Mr. Allen, Mr. Giddings, Mr. Moran,
Andrews, A. Gillet, Morton,
Bowne, Haight, Mulhollen,
Buck, Hammond, O'Malley,
Burk, Hartsuff, Parkhurst,
Campbell, Hawley, Salyer,
Chittenden, Hobart, St. Clair,
Coe, Holmes, Stevens,
Coman, Kilborn, Stoddard,
H. H. Comstock, Lockwood, Turrill,
O. C. Comstock, Lovell, Tuttle,
David, Matthews, Waite,
Fox, 37

NAYS,

Mr. Bacon, Mr. Harger, Mr. G. B. Turner,
Cady, Ingersoll, J. W. Turner,
Chamberlain, McNair, Wilkinson,
Curtis, Pennoyer, Wright, -
Deming, Smith, Speaker, 16

Flower,

The bill to amend and consolidate the act to incorporate the stockholders of the Michigan Insurance company of Detroit, approved March 7, 1834, and the several acts amendatory thereto, was read the third time, when

Mr. H. H. Comstock, by unanimous consent, moved to add the following proviso to section fifteen, which motion prevailed, viz:

“Provided, That said repeal shall in no wise release or discharge the present stockholders of said company from their liability to redeem all bills, notes and evidences of debt against said corporation, existing at the time the stockholders avail themselves of the provisions of this act.”

Mr. Ingersoll, by unanimous consent, moved that section five be amended by adding thereto, the words “and all bills or notes issued by the said bank, shall have preference over all debts whatsoever, upon all the assets and property of the said Michigan Insurance company;” which motion prevailed.

The question then recurring on the passage of the bill, it was decided in the negative, by the following vote, two-thirds not voting in the affirmative :

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