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. A bill to amend an act to incorporate the North American health insurance company; *Which was read twice, when Mr. Stevens moved a suspension of the rules, which motion prewailed, and The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time, and the engrossment being dispensed with, it was read the third time and passed by a two-thirds vote. Mr. Belding offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the Speaker be and is hereby authorized and required to order the Sergeant-at-Arms to take the Honorable M. F. Lockwood into custody, and so keep him, until he apologize to this House for his ungentlemanly conduct in throwing paper balls at members, while the House is in session. On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, The resolution was laid on the table. On motion of Mr. Fox, The joint resolution rescinding the joint resolution to encourage immigration, approved February 1, 1849, was taken from the table, and The joint resolution was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time, and the engrossment having been dispensed with, it was read the third time, and Mr. Giddings moved that it be laid on the table, which motion was decided in the negative, by the following vote:

YEAS.

Mr. Allen, Mr. Chamberlain, Mr. Giddings,
Andrews, O. C. Comstock, Pennoyer,
Bacon, Davis, G. B. Turner,
Burk, Earl, 11

NAYS.

Mr. Belding, Mr. Hartsuff, Mr. Mulhollen,
Buck, Hawley, Parkhurst,
Cady, Hobart, Salyer,
Chittenden, Holmes, Smith,
Coe, Ingersoll, Stevens,
Coman, #. Stoddard,
H. H. Comstock, Lovell, J. W. Turner,
David, Matthews, Turrill,
Dayton, McNair, Tuttle,

Deming, McNeil, Waite,

Fox, Moffatt,
Haight, Moran,
Harger, Morton,

Wilkinson, -
Wright,
Speaker, 39

The question recurring on the passage of the joint resolution, it

was passed, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS. Mr. Bacon, Mr. Earl, Mr, Morton, Belding, Fox, Mulhollen, Buck, Flower, Parkhurst, . Cady, Giddings, Salyer, Campbell, Haight, Stevens, Chittenden, Harger, Stoddard, Coe, Hawley, J. W. Turner, Coman, Hobart, Turrill, H. H. Comstock, Lovell, Tuttle, David, - Matthews, Waite, Davis, McNair, Wilkinson, Dayton, Moffatt, Wright, Deming, Moran, Speaker, 33; - NAYS. Mr. Allen, Mr. O. C. Comstock, Mr. Pennoyer, Andrews, Hartsuff, Smith, Burk, Kilborn, G. B. Turner, Chamberlain, 10

Mr. Hawley moved that the bill to create a state board of equalization, and to apportion the state tax among the several connties of the state, be taken from the table, which motion prevailed, by the fol

lowing vote:

YEAS.
Mr. Allen, Mr. David,
Andrews, Fox,
Bacon, Hawley,
Burk, Hobart,
Chamberlain, Holmes,
Chittenden, Kilborn,
Coe, Lovell,
Coman, Matthews,
H. H. Comstock, McNeil,
O. C. Comstock,
NAYS.
Mr. Belding, Mr. Earl,
Buck, Haight,
Campbell, Harger,
Davis, Harts.uff,
Dayton, McNair,
Deming, Parkhurst,

On motion of Mr. Hawley,

Mr, Moffatt,

Morton,
Mulhollen,
Pennoyer,
Smith,
Stevens,
Stoddard,
Tuttle,
Speaker,

23

. Salyer,

J. W. Turner,
Turrill,
Waite,
Wilkinson,
17.

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

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:

A bill to enlarge the powers and increase the number of officers in school districts in certain cases;

A bill to authorize the Cottonwood swamp turnpike company to lay out and construct a certain plank road, and for other purposes;

A bill relative to the admission of attorneys, solicitors and counselors;.

A bill to provide for laying out and establishing a certain state road in the counties of Oakland and Genesee; A bill to incorporate the Galesburg and Grand Rapids plank road company; A bill to provide for laying out a state road from Ohio, north to the village of Hudson; A bill to lay out a state road in the county of Ottawa;: A bill to vacate the plat of the Village of the Lake, in the county. of Washtenaw; A bill to define and amend the eighth subdivision of section twenty

seven of chapter one hundred and six of the revised statutes of 1846;

A bill to repeal the sixteenth section of an act to amend the revised statutes of 1846, approved April 3, 1848; and A bill to repeal section two of an act to provide against the recovery of damages done by beasts on lands which are not enclosed by a lawful fence, approved March 17, 1847. On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the general order, Mr. Davis 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 repeal section twenty of chapter ninety-one of the revised statutes; and A bill to incorporate the Grand Rapids hydraulic company. And also reported back with sundry amendments in which the con

currence of the House was asked,

A bill to create a state board of equalization and to apportion the state tax among the several counties of the state; and

A joint resolution in relation to the county of Shiawassee.

On motion of Mr. Coe,

The further consideration of the bill to repeal section twenty of chapter ninety-one of the revised statutes, was indefinitely Postponed.

The bill to incorporate the Grand Rapids hydraulic company, was ordered to be read the third time.

The first amendment reported by the committee of the whole to the joint resolution in relation to the county of Shiawassee, was nonconcurred in, and the remainder of the amendments were concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Deming,

The further consideration of the joint resolution was indefinitely postponed.

On motion of Mr. Giddings,

The House adjourned,

AFTERNOON SESSION,
Two o'clock P. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the Speaker.

On motion of Mr. Chittenden,

The House resolved itself into committee of the whole on the general order, Mr. H. H. Comstock 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 appropriating certain internal improvement lands for the benefit of the Holland colony and other immigrants now settling in the counties of Ottawa and Allegan;

A bill to incorporate the village of Leslie;

A bill to incorporate the village of Port Huron;

A bill authorizing Richard H. Connor to convey certain real estate;

A bill in relation to the recorder of Detroit;

A bill to legalize notices given in pursuance of stipulations on the sale of real estate and other property;

A bill in relation to the terms of the supreme court; and Joint resolutions relative to slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia. And also reported back with sundry amendments, in which the concurrence of the House was asked, A bill to lay out, alter and establish a public highway on section one, town two north, of range eleven east, in Troy, Oakland county; A bill relative to convicts senteneed to solitary confinement in the state prison for life; A bill to amend chapter ninety-four of the revised statutes in relation to criminal proceedings before justices of the peace; Joint resolution relative to the claim of David Page; and Joint resolutions in regard to the sum of two hundred dollars received from the state by Charles G. Hammond, late Auditor General, on a warrant numbered three thousand eight hundred and ninetyfour.

The amendment to, being a substitute for, reported by the committee of the whole to the bill to amend chapter ninety-four of the revised statutes in relation to criminal proceedings before justices of the peace, was concurred in, and the bill was ordered to be read the third time.

The amendment reported to the bill relative to convicts sentenced to solitary confinement in the state prison for life, was concurred in, and

On motion of Mr. G. B. Turner, The further consideration of the bill was indefinitely postponed. The amendment reported to the bill to lay out, alter and establish a public highway on section one, town two north, of range eleven -east, in Troy, Oakland county, was non-concurred in. On motion of Mr. Belding, The words “William Fisher, Almon Mack, and Hervey Parke,” were stricken out, and “commissioners of highways of the township of Troy,” inserted. The bill was then ordered to be read the third time. A bill to legalize notices given in pursuance of stipulations on the "sale of real estate and other property, was taken up, and On motion of Mr. Coe, Its further consideration was indefinitely postponed,

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