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On motion of Mr. Morton,

Resolved, That the board of state auditors grant the use of the Hall of the House of Representatives, for the present year, to such religious societies as will, in their opinion, best accommodate the citizens of Lansing.

Mr. Ingersoll offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That after the fifth day of February, no new business for legislative action shall be received by this House.

On motion of Mr. H. H. Comstock,

The resolution was laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Fox,

The following joint resolution was taken from the table:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby instructcd to furnish each of &# officers and members of the present legislature with a copy of the session laws of 1846 and 1847.

On motion of Mr. Deming,

The joint resolution was amended by adding the words, “and revised statutes of 1838.”

On motion of Mr. Ingersoll,

The joint resolution was further amended by adding thereto the words “as far as the same can be supplied from his office without reprinting.”

The resolution as amended, was then adopted.

On motion of Mr. H. H. Comstock,

Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary be, and they are hereby requested to report a bill providing for the infliction of capital punishment for the commission of murder in the first degree.

Mr. Kilborn gave notice that he would on some future day ask leave to introduce a bill making the seal of a notary public evidence in any court in the state of Michigan, of the election of the parties to rescind contracts for real estate.

On motion of Mr. H. H. Comstock,

Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary be instructed to enquire into the expediency of providing by law for making it a state prison offence for any person to give, furnish or sell Indians spirituous liquors and intoxicating drinks, or to export liquor from this state for the avowed purpose of furnishing it to Indians.

The following communication was received:

ExEcutive OFFICE, Lansing, January 12, 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 provide for the payment of the officers and members of the legislature; and also, An act to extend the time for the collection of certain taxes in the township of Plainfield, in the county of Kent. EPAPHRO. RANSOM.

The House then resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the general order, Mr. Hawley in the chair, and after spending some time thereon, the committee rose and by their chairman reported back to the House, without amendment, A bill to amend an act entitled an act to provide for the recording of town plats, and for vacating the same in certain cases, approved April 19, 1839; and A joint resolution relative to publishing the reports of the superintendent of public instruction. And also reported back with amendments, in which the concurrence of the House was asked, A bill to change the name of Henry Mann; and A joint resolution relative to the claim of John W. Palmer. The House took up the bill to amend an act entitled an act to amend an act to provide for the recording of town plats, and for vacating the same in certain cases, approved April 19, 1839, when it Was, On motion of Mr. Coe, Amended by adding the following to stand as section four, viz: “Sec. 4. All town plats recorded since the passage of the act hereby amended, shall be deemed as valid and effectual in law, as if the same had been recorded under the provision of said act as hereby amended.” The bill was then ordered to be read a third time. The joint resolution relative to publishing the report of the superintendent of public instruction being before the House, Mr. H. H. Comstock moved to amend the same by striking out the words “not less than three thousand annually,” which amendment was not agreed to, and

The joint resolution was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time. The amendment reported by the committee of the whole to the bill to change the name of Henry Mann, was concurred in, and the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time. The amendment reported by the committee of the whole to the joint resolution relative to the claim of John W. Palmer, which amendment strikes out of the second line the word “equitable,” and inserts “legal,” was non-concurred in. Mr. J. W. Turner moved to recommit the bill, to the committee on claims, with instructions to amend the same by striking out of the second line the word “equitable,” and insert the word “legal;” pending which, Mr. Coe moved that the House adjourn until Monday morning at ten o'clock, which motion was decided in the negative by the following

vote:
YEAS.

Mr. Bowne, Mr. H. H. Comstock, Mr. Hatch,
Campbell, Dayton, O'Malley,
Chamberlain, Giddings, Salyer,
Coe, Hammond, 11

NAYS.

Mr. Allen, Mr. M. S. Gillett, Mr. Mulhollen,
Andrews, , Haight, Parkhurst,
Bacon, Harger, Pennoyer,
Belding, Hartsuff, Smith,
Buck, Hawley, St. Clair,
Burk, Hobart, Stevens,
Cady, Homles, Stoddard,
Chittenden, Ingersoll, Tilden,
Coman, Kilborn, G. B. Turner,
O. C. Comstock, Lockwood, J. W. Turner,
Curtis, Lovell, , Turrill,
David, Matthews, Tuttle,
Davis, McNair, Waite,
Deming, McNeil, Wilkinson,
Ferguson, Moran, Wright,
Fox, Morton, Speaker,
A. Gillet, Mosher, 50

On motion of Mr. J. W. Turner, -
The House adjourned, to meet again at half past one o'clock this

afternoon.

s AFTERNOON SESSION. Half past one o'clock. The House met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order "by the Speaker. The question before the House being on recommitting the joint resolution relative to the claim of John W. Palmer, to the committee on claims, with instructions to strike out of the second line the word “equitable” and insert “legal,” it was decided in the negative. Mr. Lovell moved that the vote by which the House refused to concur in the amendment to the joint resolution reported by the committee of the whole, be reconsidered, which motion prevailed, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS. Mr. Andrews, Mr. Deming, Mr. Mulhollen, Bowne, Harger, O'Malley, Buck, Hobart, Parkhurst, Burk, Kilborn, Pennoyer, Campbell, Lockwood, Smith, H. H. Comstock, Lovell, J. W. Turner, O. C. Comstock, McNair, Wilkinson, Davis, McNeil, Waite, Dayton, Mosher, Wright, 27 NAYS. Mr. Allen, Mr. A. Gillet, Mr. Salyer, Belding, M. S. Gillett, St. Clair, Chamberlain, Haight, Stevens, Coe, Hawley, Stoddard, Coman, Holmes, G. B. Turner, David, Matthews, Turrill, Fox, Moran, Tuttle, Giddings, Morton, Speaker, 24

The question then recurring on concurring in the amendment, it was non-concurred in, by the following vote:

YEAS.

Mr. Bacon, Mr. Davis, Mr. Mulhollen,
Belding, Deming, Parkhurst,
Bowne, Harger, Pennoyer,
Buck, Hartsuff, Smith,
Burk, Ingersoll, St. Clair,
Campbell, Lovell, Stevens,
Chittenden, McNair, J. W. Turner,
Coman, McNeil, Waite,
H. H. Comstock, Moran, Wilkinson,

Dayton, Morton, Wright, 30

Mr. Allen, Mr.
Andrews,

Cady,

Chamberlain,

Coe,
O. C. Comstock,
Curtis,

David,

Fox,

Giddings,

NAYS.
A. Gillet,
M. S. Gillett,
Haight,
Hammond,
Hatch,
Hawley,
Hobart,
Holmes,
Kilborn,
Lockwood,

Mr. Matthews,
Mosher,
O'Malley,
Salyer,
Stoddard,
Tilden,
G. B. Turner,
Turrill,
Tuttle,

Speaker, 30

Mr. Pennoyer moved that the joint resolution be laid on the table,

which motion was lost, and

The joint resolution was ordered to be engrossed and read the

third time.

Mr. Ingersoll moved that the action of the thirty-ninth rule be suspended, so as to enable certain communications from the Senate to be taken up, which motion was decided in the negative, by the following vote, two-thirds not voting in the affirmative:

Mr. Allen, Mr.
Belding,
Cady,
Chittenden,
Coman,
O. C. Comstock,
Curtis,
David,
Davis,
Deming,
Fox,
. Andrews, Mr.
Bacon,
Bowne,
Buck,
Burk,
Campbell,
Chamberlain,
Coe,
H. H. Comstock,
Dayton,

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Mr. Hawley moved that the last vote be reconsidered, which mo

tion did not prevail.

Mr. J. W. Turner moved that the House adjourn to meet at eight

o'clock to-morrow morning.

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