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(two,' in the compensation to Col. Slaughter for office rent, &c. and insert .five,' to which the Council haved disagreed; have. amended the 11th amendment of this House, in the 32d para.. graph; and have adhered to their 8th amendment.”

And then he withdrew.

The House then took up and considered bill No. 51, contained in the foregoing message.

The House insisted on their disagreement in the 11th amend. ment to the paragraph which provides a compensátion for office rent, fuel, &c., to William B. Slaughter, and Messrs. Sholes and Childs were appointed a committee of conference thereon.

The amendment of the Council to the amendinent of the House. in the 320 paragraph of the 11th amendment was concurred:

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The House, also, insisted on their disagreement to the 8th. amendment of the Council to said bill.

Mr. Shackelford moved that a commiliee of conference be ap. pointed on the disagreement of the two Houses to the 8th amend. ment.

The Speaker decided the motion not in order.
Mr. Shackelford appealed from the decision of the chair.

The question was then stated to be, "Shall the decision of the chair stand as the judgment of this House ?"

When Mr. Shackelford withdrew his appeal.

The House then, on motion of Mr. Dewey, reconsidered its vote insisting on their disagreement to the 8th amendmeni.

Message from the Council by their secretary:

"Mr. Speaker-The Council have concurred in joint resolu.. tion No. 21, entitled, “ Joint Resolution tendering thanks to the Hon. E. V. Whiton ;' and in the amendment of this House to. bill No. 54, entitled, “A bill requiring Samuel B. Knapp to pay certain moneys, and for other purposes ;' and have indefinitely postponed No. 53, A bill in relation to suits in favor of the Ter.. ritory'".

And then he withdrew.
A motion was then made by Mr. Sholes that the House do 18.,

cede from their non.concurrence in the 8th amendment of the Council, and the ayes and does being called for, were as folu lows:

Ayes-Messrs. Blackstone, Bracken, Conroe, Craig, Cruson, Dewey, Longstreet, Ray, Sholes, Strect and Whiton, speaker11.

Noes--Messrs. Baldwin, Beardsley, Childs, Jenkins, McGre: gor, Shackelford and Siory_7.

So the House receded from their non.concurrence in the 8th amendment.

Ordered, That the clerk request a conference on the disagree. ment of the two Houses to the paragraph in the 11th amendment of said bill, which provides a compensation to William B. Slaugh: ter, for office rent, &C., and inform the Council of the concurrence of the House in the 8th amendment, and in the 32d paragraph of the 11th amendment to said bill.

Mr. Story, from the committee on expenses, reported bill No: 54, entitled, “ A bill for the relief William B. Slaughter.”. Which was read the first and second time.

The said bill was then, by the special order of the House, read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to; the rules prohibiting it to be so read, having been suspended for that pur. pose.

Ordered, That the clerk request the Council to concur in said bill.

Mr. Shackelford, from the joint committee on enrolment, re. ported the following to be correctly enrolled, which was signed by the Speaker, viz:

“ An act requiring Samuel B. Knapp 'to pay certain inoneys; and for other purposes."

On motion of Mr. Wells, Ordered, That the clerk be directed to return the memorial of Messrs. Collier & Pettus, and the accompanying documents, to the Council.

Mr. Longstreet; from the joint committee on enrolment, re.

ported that he had, on to.day, presented the following bill and re. solution to the Governor for his approval, viz :

“ An act to amend • An act to provide for assessing and co!. lecting county revenue.””

“ Resolution concerning the settlement of the accounts of the late acting commissioner."

Message from the Council by their secretary :

* Mr. Speaker--The Council have reconsidered the vote to postpone indefinitely bill No. 53, of this House, and have passed the same with an amendment, in which amendment the concur. rence of this House is requested.

“ The Council have, also, reconsidered the vote on agreeing to the paragraph contained in the bill No.51, of iliis flouse, allowing compensation to Moses M. Strong, for paying certain moneys 10 Collier & Peitus, of St. Louis, and have non.concurred in the same."

And then he withdrew. .

Bill No. 53, entitled, “A bill in relation to suits in the Terri.
tory," was taken up and considered, and the amendments of the
Council were concurred in.
Ordered, Thai the Council be acquainted therewith.

On mo:ion of Mr. Bracken,
A call of the House was had and the serjeant.at-arms sent after
absent members.

Message from the Council by their sccretary :

“Mr. Speaker-Messrs. Wells and Vineyard have been an. pointed the committee of conference, on the part of the Council, to confer with Messrs. Sholes and Childs, of this House, in rela. tion to the disagreeing vote to the paragraph which provides com. pensation to William B. Slaughter, for office rent, fuel, &c."

And then he withdrew.

Mr. Longstreet, from the committee on enrolment, reported “ An act in relation to suits in favor of the Territory,” to be correctly enrolled, which was signed by the Speaker.

Mr. Sholes, from the committee of conference, to which the subject was referred, made the following report :

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· The commit:ee of conference, appointed on the part of the House, to confer with a similar committee on the part of the Council, in relation to the disagreeing vote of the two Houses, on bill No. 51, entitled, “ A bill to provide for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative assembly," beg leave to report

That the committee on the part of the Council have agreed to recommend to that body tor concur in the amendment of the House made to the appropriation to Josiah A. Noonan, and the committee on the part of the House would recommend that the House of Representatives recede from their amendment to the appropriation to William B. Slaughter, for office rent, &c.

The report was adopted and the commiitee discharged.
Message from the Council by their secreiary:

“ Mr. Speaker— The Council have adopted the report of the joint committee of conference, in relation to the disagreeing vote of the two Houses, on bill No. 51, entitled, • A bill to provide for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly,' to the paragraph providing a compensation to W. B. Slaughter, for office rent, fuel, &c.”

And then he withdrew.

Bill No. 51, en:illed, “ A bill to provide for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly," was taken up and considered.

The House insisted on their amendment to said bill to the para. graph which provided a compensation to Moses M. Strong, and appointed Messrs. Story and Billings a' committee of conference thereon.

Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.
Message from the Council by their secretary :

“ Mr. Speaker-Messrs. Vineyard and Maxwell have been ap. pointed the committee of conference, on the part of ille Council, in relation to the disagreeirg vote of the two Houses on bill No. 51 of this House."

And then he withdrew.

Mr. Story, from the committee of conference, to whom the subject was referred, made the following report:

The committee of conference, appointed on the part of the House io confer with a similar committee on the part of the Coun. cil, in relation to the disagreeing vote of the two Houses on bill No. 51, eniitled, “A bill to provide for the compensation of the officers of the Legislative Assembly,” beg leave to report:

That the committee on the part of the Council, have agreed to recommend to that body to concur in the amendment of the House, making an appropriation to Moses M. Strong for services as fiscal agent, with the following amendment, to wit : To Wm. B. Slaughter, for necessary expenses in paying $20,000 to the Bank of Missouri, four hundred dollars.

On motion of Mr. Sholes, The said report was adopted and the committee discharged. Ordered, That the clerk inform the Council thereof. Message from the Council by their secretary:

“ Mr. Speaker-The Council have adopted the joint report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing vote of the two Houses to the paragraph in bill No. 51, entitled, • A bill to pro. vide a compensation to the officers of the Legislative Assembly, which provides a compensation to Moses M. Strong.” And then he withdrew.

On motion of Mr. Dewey,
The House took a recess until 7 o'clock P. M.

Seven o'clock P. M. Mr. Shackelford, from the committee on enrolment, re ported the following to be correctly enrolled, which was signed by the Speaker, viz: ." An uci concerning the duties of the clerks of the boards of county commissioners.”

The Speaker laid before the House a message from the Gover. nor notifying the House that he had on this day examined and approved the following, viz:

“ An act to amend an act of the Statutes of the Territory of Wisconsin, entitled, “An act concerning costs and fees.'”

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