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The question was then put on the adoption of the resolution, and determined unanimously in the affirmative, as follows.
Ayes—Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Crossman, Darling, Elmore, Hamilton, Hicks, Hopkins, Hunkins, Judson, Long, Manahan, Olin, Palmer, Parsons, Price, Thompson, Tripp, Trowbridge, Van Vleet, Walker and Ellis, (Speaker) -22.
Arid then the House adjourned.
Monday, March 20, 1843.
Mr. Crossman presented the account of J. G. Knapp, for pro. curing from the Secretary's office copies of the laws of the last session for publication.
Referred to the committee on Territorial expenditures.
Mr Thompson from the committee on Territorial roads to which was referred bill No. 8, (H. of R. file] entitled “a bill to estalish a Territorial road from Prairie du Chien to Lake Su. perior,' reported the same back to the House with amend. inents.
Which was then read the second time.
Agreeably to previous notice and by leave, Mr. Hamilton introduced bill No. 11, entitled “a bill for an act to amend an act entitled,'an act regulating taverns and groceries.'”
Which was read the first and second times.
Agreeably to previous notice and by leave, Mr, Manaban in: troduced bill No. 12, entitled “a bill supplementary to an act en. titled an act eoncerning judgments and executions." Which was read the first and second times.
Mr, Crossman from the committee on engrossed bills, repor.. ted bill No. 7, entitled " a bill to provide for the punishment of of embezzling public money, to be correctly engrossed.
The hour devoted to nprning business having elapsed,
No. 7, (I. of R. file) entitled “ a bill to provide for the pun. ishment of embezzling public money.”
Which was read the third time, passed and the litle thereof agreed to.
No. 13, [C. F.] entitled "a bill fixing the time of holding the annual sessions of the Legislative Assembly and for other pur.
Was read; When Mr. Hamilton moved that it be referred to the commit.. tee on the judiciary. .
Pending the question.
No. 16, [C. F.]“ a bill to repeal so much of the several acts of the Legislative Assembly of this Territory as authorizes tho sale of any portion of the lands granted to the Territory by the act of Congress of June 18, 1833, to aid in the construction of the Milwaukee and Rock river canal, and to amend an act approved February 19:h, 1841, supplementary to the several acts in relation to said canal.”
Was read, and
Mr. Long, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported the following to be correctly enrolled, to wit:
“ Ản aci to organize certain towns therein named."
The Speaker signed the same, and it was ordered to be presented to the President of the Council for his signature,
Mr. Platt, moved that the House do now take up the resolu. tion relative to the right of certain persons to seats in this House.
Which being put was disagreed to.
A message from the Governor, by his Private Secretary, Mr. Charles Doty.
To the House of Rrepresentatives :
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt this morning of a joint resolution of the Assembly, passed on the 18th instant, relative to the present session of the Assembly; and to express my entire willingness to co-operate with the Council and House of Representatives in the despatch of the public business.
J. D. DOTY. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, ?
Madison, March 20,1843,
Which was read and ordered to lie on the table. Mr. Darling, in accordance with previous notice, and by leave given, introduced bill No. 13, entitled " a bill in relation to the duties of certain Territorial officers.”
Which was read the first and second times. '
Mr. Agry gave notice that he should on some future day ask leave to introduce bills as follows:
"A bill respecting actions of trespass on the case," and
“A bill relative to the service of bills of exceptions in civil causes."
On motion of Mi. Darling, · The House proceeded to consider a motion made by Mr. Hopkins, to reconsider the vote taken on the 14th inst. by which a bill entitled "an act to amend an act authorizing Webster Stanley to maintain a ferry across Fox river, approved Feb. 18, 184:2," was rejected:
· A call of the House was made, and it appearing that a quo. rum was present.
Further proceedings in the call of the House were dispensed with,
The question was then put on re.considering the said vote and determined in the affirmative by a unanimoous vote of the House, as follows:
Ayes— Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Capron, Crossman, Darling, Elmore, Hamilton, Hicks, Hopkins, Hunkins, Judson, Long, Manahan, Mecker, Olin, Palmer, Platt, Parsons, Price, Thomp. son, Trowbridge, Tripp, Van Vleet, Walker and Ellis [Speak. er.]-25.
Mr. Hopkins moved that the committee on enrolment be in. structed to again present the said bill to the Governor for his approval.
Which was determined in the negative. And the ayes and noes having been called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Agry, Capron, Hamilton, Hicks, Hopkins, Palmer, Price, and Van Vleet—8.
Those who voted in the negative, are
The question was then put:
Ayey-Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Crossman, Darling, Elmore, Hopkins, Hunkins, Judson, Long, Manahan, Meeker,Olin, Platt, Parsons,, Thompson, Tripp Trowbridge, Walker and Ellis, (Speaker.)—19.
Noes-Messrs. Capron, Hamilton Hicks, Palmer, Price, and Van Vleet-6.
Mr. Hunkins, moved to adjourn. Which was disagreed to. Mr. Thompson from the committee on Territorial roads, to which bill No. 4, entitled “ a bill concerning road taxes," was referred, reported the same to the House with an amendment. · Which bill was read the second time. “A message from the Council by their Secretary :
"Mr. Speaker-1 have been directed to inform this house that bill entitled "an act authorizing Webster Stanley to maintain å ferry across Fox river, approved Feb. 18, 1842,” which had been returned hy the Governor without his signature, has this day been re.considered, and passed the Council, ten members of the Council voting for said bill.” ..
* Mr. Meeker, from the committee on finance, to which bill No. 2, was refurred, cntitled "a bill supplementary to an act to a. mend an act for assessing and collecting county revenue,” report. ed the same to the House without amendment.
On motion of Mi. 'Darling,
Resolved, That the committee upon the judiciary be directed to inquire into the expediency of abolishing the office of Attor. ney General,
Mr. Crossman gave notice that he should on a future day, by leave introduce a bill to abolish the office of Auditor of the Ter. ritory, and provide for the election of a comptroller of public ac. counts and Territorial Treasurer.
Mr. Walker gave notice that he should on a future day ask leave to introduce a bill to repeal all laws regulating the inter. est on money.
A motion was then made by Mr. Olip, that the House do now adjonrn, and the question being put in bi sii s,
It was determined in the negative. 9'. : .... . And the ayes and 'noes having been called for by Mr. Elmore, 'Those who voted in the affirmative, are: