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Ayes--Messrs. Baldwin, Beardsley, Blackstone, Bracken, Brun. son, Childs, Craig, Hoyt, Longstreet, Newman, Ray, Stevens, Sutherland, Wells and Whiton, speaker-15.
Nocs--Messrs. Billings, Conroe, Cruson, Dewey, Jenkins, Mc
On motion of Mr. Street,
The said bill was then read a third time and passed, and the title thereof agreed to.
Mr. Childs, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported the following to be correctly engrossed, viz :
No. 37, “i A bill to provide for the appointment of agents to demand fugitives from justice, and for issuing search warrants." No. 41, “A bill to organize the county of Dodge."
On motion of Mr. Wells, The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole, Mr. Jenkins in the chair, on the following memorials, viz:
No. 5, (Council file,) “ Memorial to Congress for appropria. tions for Lake Michigan and Mississippi rail-road.”
No. 6, (Council file,) “ Memorial 10 Congress for an appro. priation for the Fox, Wisconsin, and other rivers.”
No. 7, (Council file,) “ Memorial to Congress for an appropria. tion for survey and construction of a rail.road from Platteville to the Mississippi."
No. 6, (H. R, file,) “ Memorial to Congress to extend the ju. risdiction of justices of the peace.”
After some time the committee rose, and reported the said me. morials to the House, No. 6, (Council file,) with, and Nos. 5 and 7, (Council file,) nnd No. 6, (H. R. file,) without amend. Inent.
The House concurred in the amendment of the committee 10
Mr. Stevens moved that the House do now adjourn...
Memorial No. 6 (C. F.) was then ordered to be laid on the table.
Memorials Nos. 5 and 7 (C. F.) were then severally ordered to their third reading.
Memorial No. 6 (H. R. file) was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.
Mr. Cruson offered the following resolution which was adopt. ed:
Resolved, That the use of the Hall of Representatives be ten. dered 10 the Rev. James Mitchell, for the purpose of holding di. vine worship this evening. Mr. Sutherland moved that the House do now adjourn. The motion was disagreed to. Mr. Story moved 10 adjourn until 7 o'clock P. M. The motion was disagreed to. Mr. Conroc, from the committee appointed yesterday to ex. amine and report as to the genuineness of the contracts and alle. gations set forth in the statement of Mr. Bird, made to this House, by leave, submitted a minority report.
Mr. Billings moved that 250 copies of the said report be print. ed, and that it be appended to the majority report.
Mr. Stevens moved to adjourn. Which was disagreed to. The motion of Mr. Billings was then agreed to. Mr. Bracken, by leave, presented two accounts of James Mor. rison, one for rent of Library, and the other for lumber used by the commissioners of public buildings.
Mr. Jenkins presented the account of Edward Campbell for hauling stove from Milwaukee.
The said several accounts were referred to the committee on claims.
And then the House adjourned.
THURSDAY, January 9, 1840. Mr. Cruson presented the petition of Samuel Hubbard, praying for a divorce,
Mr. Sholes moved that the petition be laid on the table.
Mr. Shew moved to arnend the motion, that it be laid on the ta. ble until the first day of the extra session.
The amendment to the motion was agreed to, and the motion decided in the affirmative.
On notion of Mr. Shew, Resolved, That the Secretary of this Territory be required 10 transmit one copy of the laws of this Territory 10 the Secretaries of each of the States and Territories in the United States.
Mr. Ray, from the commiitce on claims, reported several ac. counts which had been allowed by the said committee, and moved that they be referred to the committee on cxpenses.
The Spcaker laid before the House a miessage from the Es. ecuiise, notifying the House ihat lie had on this day examined and approved of the following acts, viz:
“ An act to organize the county of St. Croix."
“ An act to amend an act of the Revised Statutes of 1839, cn. titled • An act concerning the supreme and district couris.'”
The House thon proceeded to the orders of the day, when the undermentioned bills and memorials were read the third time, passed and titles hercof agreed to.
No. 5, (Council f!c,) “ Memorial 10 Congress for appropria. tions for Lake Michigan and Mississippi rail.road."
No. 7, (Council file,) “ Memorial to Congress for an appropria. tion for survey and construction of a rail-road from Platteville to the Mississippi.”
No. 25, (Council file,) “ A bill to amend an act, enti:led, “An act to change the corporate limits and powers of the town of Green Bay.””
No. 37, (H. R. file,) "A bill to provide for the appointment
of agents to demand fugitives from justice, and for issuing search warrants."
No. 41, (H. R. file,) “ A bill to organize the county of Dodge."
Ordered, That the Council be requested to concur in bills Nos. 37 and 41.
The House then took up memorials Nos. 3 and 4, each enti. tled, “ Memorial to Congress concerning pre-emption rights to miners."
And the question being on ordering memorial No. 3 to be en. grossed and read a third time, and the ayes and noes being called, it was determined in the affirmative.
Those voting in the affirmative were, Messrs. Baldwin,' Beards. ley, Blackstone, Bracken, Brunson, Childs, Craig, Cruson, Dewey, Hoyt, Longstreet, McGregor, Newman, Ray, Shackelford, Shew, Sholes, Stevens, Story, Street and Sutherland—-21.
Those voting in the negative were, Messrs. Billings, Conroe, Jenkins, Wells and Whiton, speaker-5.
On motion of Mr. Bracken,
Resolved, That James D. Doty, our Delegate in Congress be, and he is hereby requested to exert himself in Congress to get the termination of the Racine and Sinipee Territorial road changed so as to pass through Platteville and terminate at Lafayette, on the Mississippi river, in Grant county.
On motion of Mr. Bracken,
Resolved, That J. D. Doty, our Delegate in Congress, be re. quested to use his exertions to get the termination of the Territo. rial road leading from Racine to Sinipee so changed as to termi. nate at Platteville, and that from thence there be two branches, one terminating at Lafayette, and the other at Sinipee. .
The ayes and noes were called on the passage of said resolu. tion, and were as follows: Ayes-Messrs. Blackstone, Brunson, Conroe, Craig, Crusoa, Dewey, Longstreet, Newman, Stevens, Story, Street and Whiton, speaker--12.
Noes-Messrs. Baldwin, Beardsley, Billings, Bracken, Childs, Hoyt, Jenkins, McGregor, Shell, Sholes, Sutherland and Wells-12. So the resolution was not adopted.
On motion of Mr. Dewey, Resolution No. 4, (Council file,) entitled, “ Resolution to locate the university lands," was then taken un, and ordered :o be read a third time.
On motion of Mr. Dewey, Ordered, That the said resolution be read by its tiile the third time now.
The said resolution was then read the third time, passed and the title thereof agreed to. .
Ordered, That the Council be informed thereof.
“Mr. Speaker–The Council have passed the following bills, in which I am directed to request the concurrence of this House, viz:
“No. 28, A bill to quiet the title of lands sold for taxes.'
“No. 35, • A bill to amend an act entiiled, An act to amend an act to incorporate the Portage canal company.' And,
“No. 25, of this House, entitled, “A bill to amend an act to proide for aiding in the construction of the Milwaukee and Rock river canal,' with an amendment, in wliich I am also direc:ed 10 request the concurrence of this House.
“ The Governor has notificd the Council that he did, on yester. day, examine and approve the following, viz:
"• An act to incorporate the Michigan and Rock river rail-road company'
“ An act to prevent the sale of intoxicating liquors to Indi. ans.'
“ • An act to amend an act concerning justices of the peace.' And,
* • Resolution relative to the adjournment of the Legislature.'