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On motion of Mr. Sholes, .' The undermentioned bills from the Council were severally read the first and second time by their titles, viz:
No. 15, “ A bill to amend an act concerning justices of the peace.”
No. 17, “ A bill to provide for the support of illegitimate child. ren.”
No. 24, "A bill to establish the county of Sac and to define its limits." .
No. 25, “ A bill to amend an act entitled, "An act to change the corporate limits and powers of the town of Milwaukee.""
No. 26, “ A bill 10 amend an act entitled, “An act to prescribe the mode of proceedings in chancery, and for other purposes.””
No. 27, “A bill limiting the term of office of all officers not now limited by law."
No. 29, “ A bill to establish the town of Bristol in the county of Racine.”
On motion of Mr. Childs, The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole, Mr. Street in the chair, having under consideration a resolution and bill from the Council, entitled as follows:
No. 4, “ Resolution to locate the university lands.” And,
No. 22, " A bill to amend an act concerning the lien of me. chanics, and others, for improvements and repairs on real es. tate.”
After some time the committee rose, and, by their chairman, reported to the House, resolution No. 4 without, and bill No. 22 with an amendment.
On motion of Mr. Shew,
The House concurred in the amendment of the committee to bill No. 22.
Op motion of Mr. Billings,
* Mr. Speaker-The Council have passed bills as follows, in which the concurrence of this House is requested, viz: ;!
“No. 31, .A bill to incorporate the Wisconsin lead, mining, smelting and manufacturing company. And,
"No. 34, · A bill for the relief of the county officers of Craw. ford county' * Have concurred in bills of this House, viz: "No. 17, • A bill to authorize William H. Bruce, and others, to build and maintain a dam on the Manitouwoc river.' '
“No. 19, • A bill to prevent trespass and other injuries being done to the possessions of settlers, and to define the right of pos. session on said lands. And,
“No. 29, “A bill relating to the fiscal agency of Moses M. Strong.'
" In the last two with amendments, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.
“ The Council have concurred in the 1st, 2d, 3d and 4th amend. ments, and in the 5th and 6th amendments to bill No. 2, with an amendment to each ; and, also, in the amendment of this House to resolution No. 3, " relative to adjournment of the Legislature,'' with an amendment, in which amendments the concurrence of this House is requested.".. .
.inis.,, And then he withdrew.
No. 11, “ A bill to incorporate the Michigan and Rock river rail-road company." ,0 "
No. 19, “ A bill to amend an act relating to the militia.",". to No. 20, « A bill to exonerate the several counties of the Ter. ritory from the payment of certain taxes." "E
"? After some time the committee rose, and, by their chairman, reported the said bills to the House, No. 11 with and Nos. 19 and 20 without amendments. Find (2015) Onlik fanity;"?!
The House concurred in the amendments of the committee to bill No. 11.
Mr. Shew moved that bill No. 11 be indefinitely postponed ; and the ayes, and noes being called on said motion, there were ayes 6, noes 19.
Those who vosed in the afirmative were, Messrs. Billings, Cruson, Dewey, McGregor, Shackelford and Shew.
Those who voted in the negative were, Messrs. Baldwin, Beardsley, Bracken, Brunson, Childs, Conroe, Craig, Hoyt, Jen. kins, Longstreet, Newman, Ray, Sholes, Stevens, Story, Street, Sutherland, Wells and Whiton, speaker.
So the motion was lost. Mr. Conroe moved that the said bill be laid on the table for the present.
The motion was not agreed to. Mr. Cruson moved to amend said bill by striking out the 9:h section.
The motion was lost.
The question then recurred on ordering the bill to the third reading; and the ayes and noes being called on said question, were as follows :
Ayes-Messrs. Baldwin, Beardsley, Bracken, Brunson, Childs, Conroe, Craig, Hoyt, Longstree:, Newman, Ray, Sholes, Stevens, Story, Street, Sutherland, Wells and Whiton, speaker-18.
Noes-Messrs. Billings, Cruson, Dewey, Jenkins, McGregor, Shackelford and Shew--7.
So the said bill was ordered to be read a third time. .
Mr. Dewey moved that bill No. 20 be indefinitely postponed; and the ayes and noes being called, on said question, there were ayes 8, noes 16.
Those voting in the affirmative were, Messrs. Billings, Cruson, Dewey, Jenkins, McGregor, Shackelford, Street and Suther. land.
Those voting in the negative were, Messrs. Baldwin, Beards. ley, Brunson, Childs, Conroe, Craig, Hoyt, Longstreet, New. man, Ray, Shew, Sholes, Stevens, Story, Wells and Whiton, speaker.
So the motion was not agreed to. The said bill was then ordered to be read a third time. Nr. Chills, from the communicou engrosse bills, repor'cil N. Ti, oniitled " A bilo organiz' the colo:y of 5:. Cruix," io bo correly engrosseil.
W:. Bracken, bu leava, ofered the following rcsolution, which was ai!ı pied:
Resolvril, Thai il:e use of the Hall of Rep:esentatives be ten. dered to the Reverend B. Eaton, for the purpose of holding divine service this cvening.
On motion of Mr. Dewey, The House adjourned.
THURSDAY, January 2, 1840.Nr. Sircct, from the committec on corporations, 10 which the prition of the inhabitants of township eight, range twenty.one, Wils refurred on the Oil Dicember lasi, lepored that the prayer. of the peitioners had beca provided for in bill No. 36, introduced on the 1st inst., and entitled “A will to establish the towns of Pe. waukee and Granville, in the county of Milwaukee," and moved that the commitice be discharged from the consideration of the subject.
The mo:ion was agreed io.
Mr. Billings, from the minority of the select committce to which the subject was referred, reported a memorial No. 4, enti. iled “ Memorial to Congress concerning pre-emption rights of ininers.”
Ordered, That the said memorial do lie on the table and be printed.
The House then proceeded to the orders of the day, when the undermentioned bills were severally read the third time, passed, and the titles thereof agreed to, viz:
No. 5, (11. R. file,) " A bill to organize the county of St. Croix ;'' and the ayes and noes being called on the question “ Shall this bill pass ?" there were ayes 17, noes 6...
Those who voted in the affirmative were, Messrs. Baldwin, Billings, Bracken, Brunson, Childs, Conroe, Craig, Cruson, Dewey, Hoyt, McGregor, Newman, Ray, Shew, Shules, Sievens and Suiherlaod.
Those who voted in the negatire were, Messrs. Beardsley, Jenkins, Story, Street, \Veils and Whiton, speaker.
No. 11, (Council file,) “A bill to inicoproraic the Michigan and Rock river rail-road company."
On the question of the final passage of said bill, the ayes and noes were called, and were as follows:
Ayes-Messrs. Baldwin, Beardsley, Bracken, Brunson, Childs, Craig, Hoyt, Newman, Ray, Sholes, Stevens, Siory, Sircet, Suth. crland, Wells and Whol, speaker-16..
Nois-Messrs. Billings, Conroe, Cruson, Dewey, Jenkins, McGregor and Shew--7.
No. 19, (Council filt',) “ A bill to amend an act relating to the militia."
No. 20, (Council file,)." A bill 10 exonera:c the several coun. lies of the Terri:ory from the payment of certain taxe:."
The ayes and noes being called on the question of the Gual passage of said biil, No. 20, there were ayes 14, noes 9.
Those roing in the afirmative were, Messrs. Baldwin, Beards. ley, Brumson, Childs, Conroe, llort, Newman, Ray, Show, Sholes, Stevens, S:ory, Wells and Whiton, speaker.
Those voting in the negative were, Messrs. Billings, Bracken, Craig, Cruson, Dewey; Junkins, ilcGregor, Street and Suther. land.
Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.
No. 2; (Council filc,) " A billio organize the counties of Calu. met and Winnebago, and for oiher purposes ;" returned from-ilio Council sjili a nendments in the ancidments of the House, was then taken up, when the House concurred in thic amendmenis or the Council in the 5th and 6.amendments of the House-10 said
The amendments of the Council to the following bills were-se. verally concurred in, viz: