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The amendment reported to the joint resolution relative to the elaim of David Page, was concurred in, and On motion of Mr. G. B. Turner, Its further consideration was indefinitely postponed: The joint resolution relative to slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia, being under consideration, Mr. J. W. Turner moved that all after the word “Columbia,” in the second line of the second resolution be stricken out, which mo

tion was lost.

Mr. Ingersoll moved that the second resolution be stricken out, which motion was decided in the negative, by the following vote:

YEAS. Mr. Allen, Mr. Davis, Mr. Ingersoll, Burk, Deming, McNair, Chittenden, Fox, Parkhurst, Coman, Harger, Speaker, David, 13: NAYS. Mr. Andrews, Mr. Giddings, Mr Mulhollen, Bacon, Haight, Pennoyer, Belding, Hartsuff, Salyer, Buck, Hawley, Smith, Cady, Hobart, G. B. Turner, Campbell, Lockwood, J. W. Turner, Chamberlain, Lovell, Turrill, Coe, Matthews, Waite, H. H. Comstock, McNeil, Wilkinson, O. C. Comstock, Moffatt, Wright, Dayton, Morton, Se:

Mr. J. W. Turner moved that the words “of inconsistency,” be stricken out of the third line of the first resolution, which motion was

lost.

Mr. David moved that all after the enacting clause be stricken out.

which motion was lost, by the following vote:

YEAS. Mr. Allen, Mr. Coman, Mr. Fox, Belding, David, Harger, Burk, Davis, McNair, Chittenden, Deming, Parkhurst, 12 NAYS. Mr. Andrews, Mr. Hartsuff, Mr. Pennoyer, Bacon, . Hawley, Salyer, Buck, Hobart, Smith, .

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Cady, Ingersoll, Stevens,
Campbell, Kilborn, G. B. Turner,
Chamberlain, Lockwood, J. W. Turner,
Coe, Lovell, Turrill,
H. H. Comstock, Matthews, Tuttle,
O. C. Comstock, McNeil, Waite,
Dayton, Moffatt, Wilkinson,
Giddings, Morton, Wright,
Haight, Mulhollen, Speaker, 36

Mr. Moffatt moved the previous question, which was demanded, and the main question was ordered to be now put. The joint resolution was then ordered to be read the third time,

and

On motion of Mr. H. H. Comstock,
The rule was suspended, and
The joint resolution was read the third time, and passed, by the

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The first amendment reported to the joint resolution 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 ninety-four, was concurred in. The question being on concurring in the second amendment, being a substitute entitled,a joint resolution instructing the Attorney General to notify Charles G. Hammond to return certain moneys to the state treasury,” it was concurred in, by the following vote:

Mr.

Mr.

YEAS
Bacon, Mr. Giddings
Belding, Haight,
Buck, Harger,
Burk, Hartsuff, .
Cady, Hobart,
Chamberlain, Holmes,
Coe, Ingersoll,
H. H. Comstock, #.
O. C. Comstock, Lovell,
Dayton, Matthews,
Earl, McNeil,
Fox,
NAYS,
Allen, Mr. David,
Andrews, Davis,
Campbell, Flower,
Coman, Hawley,

Mr. Moffatt,

Mulhollen, .
Parkhurst,
Salyer,

Smith,
G. B. Turner,
J. W. Turner,
Turrill,

Waite,
Wilkinson,
Wright,

Mr. Pennoyer,

Tuttle,

Speaker, 11.

The joint resolution was then ordered to be read the third time.

On motion of Mr. H. H. Comstock,

The rule was suspended and the joint resolution was read the third

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Wilkinson,
Speaker, 9

The following entitled bills were severally ordered to be read the third time, viz:

A bill in relation to the terms of the supreme court;

A bill to authorize Richard H. Connor to convey certain real es-.

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A bill in relation to the recorder of Detroit; and

A bill to incorporate the village of Port Huron. The following entitled bills were severally ordered to be engrossed and read the third time, and the engrossment being dispensed with, they were placed on the order of bills for a third reading, viz: A bill to incorporate the village of Leslie; and 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. The House having arrived at the order of unfinished business, took up the following entitled bills, and ordered them to be read the third time, viz:

A bill to alter and lay out a certain state road; and

A bill providing for the payment of fees of certain officers for

services rendered in criminal cases. The amendments reported by the committee of the whole to the bill to amend section four of chapter one hundred and sixteen of the revised statutes of 1846, were non-concurred in, and The bill was ordered to be read the third time. The amendments reported to the bill to authorize the supreme court to make rules regulating the practice in the circuit and county eourts in cases where a non-joinder or mis-joinder of parties occur, were concurred in, and The bill was ordered to be read the third time. The bill to incorporate the Union mining company was taken up, and

On motion of Mr. Coe, Amended by adding to section six the following words: “And any person may enforce the said lien by filing with any court having jurisdiction thereof, an affidavit showing to the satisfaction of such court that he has a claim under the provisions of this section, and such court may thereupon issue an attachment against the property of such company, and the same proceedings may be thereupon had as in other cases.” The bill was then ordered to be read the third time. The amendment reported to the bill to encourage the publication of the report of the geological and lineal surveys and accompanying maps of the upper peninsula of Michigan, was concurred in, and Qn motion of Mr. Stevens,

The further consideration of the bill was indefinitely postponed.

The amendments reported to the bill to refer to the electors of the county of Berrien the question of removing the county seat to the village of Niles, were concurred in, and

On motion of Mr. Stevens,

The further consideration of the bill was indefinitely postponed.

The bill to create a state board of equalization and to apportion the state tax among the several counties of the state, was taken up, and the question being en concurring in the substitute therefor, reported from the committee ef the whole,

Mr. Turrill moved to amend the substitute by striking out of the third line of the sixth section the word “ninety,” and insert “seven

Mr. Lovell moved to amend the motion so as to insert “eighty,” which motion prevailed, and the amendment as amended was then agreed to.

Mr. Coe moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed, which motion was decided in the negative, by the following vote:

YEAS. Mr. Andrews, Mr. Dayton, Mr. McNeil, Belding, Flower, Mulhollen, Buck, Giddings, Parkhurst, Campbell, Haight, Salyer, Coe, Harger, Waite, Davis, Lockwood, Wright, 18 NAYS. Mr. Allen, Mr. Deming, Mr. Morton, Bacon, Fox, O'Malley, Cady, Hartsuff, Pennoyer, Chamberlain, Hawley, Smith, Chittenden, Hobart, Stevens, Coman, Holmes, J. W. Turner, H. H. Comstock, Kilborn, Turrill, O. C. Comstock, Matthews, Tuttle, David, Moffatt, Speaker, 27

The substitute was then adopted, and the bill was ordered to be read the third time. The following communications were received from the Executive:

ExecutIve OFFICE, Lansing, March 31, 1849. To the House of Representatives: I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State,

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