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Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.

The following message was received from the Council by their Secretary, viz:

“Mr. Speaker :- I am directed to inform this House that the Council have passed four joint resolusions, in which they ask the concurrence of this House."

On motion of Mr. Walker,

Ordered, That the House do now proceed to the considera. tion of the resolutions referred to in the preceding message.

And the first resolution having been read, which is as follows:

Resolved, by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That in their opinion the Congress of the United States did, on the 18t day of May last, appropriate the sum of $20,000 to defray the expenses of the Legislative As.. sembly of the Territory of Wisconsin, commencing on the first Monday of December, 1842; and that there is no law either of Congress or of the Territory which would prevent the holding of a session of the Legislature at the present time, or would render invalid or nugatory any law which it might enact.

The question was taken thereon and determined in the affirm. ative, ayes 19, noes 1.

And the ayes and noes being called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, are Messrs. Crossman, Darling, Elmore, Hamilton, Hicks, Hop. kins, Hunkins, Long, Manahan, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, Platt, Price, Thompson, Tripp, Walker, and Ellis, (Speaker.)— 19. Mr. Capron voting in the negative.

And the second resolution having been read, which is as fol. . lows:

Resolved, That while we entertain the opinion that there can be no objection to the Legislative Assembly holding its session at the present time by reason of no appropriation having been

sum of $20,000 to defray the expenses of the Legislative As. sembly of the Territory of Wisconsin, commencing on the first Monday of December, 1842 ; and that there is no law either of Congress or of the Territory which would prevent the holding of a session of the Legislature at the present time, or would render invalid or nugatory any law which it might enact.

Resolved, That while we entertain the opinion that there can be no objection to the Legislative Assembly holding its session at the present time by reason of no appropriation having been made to defray its expenses; yet inasmuch as doubts are entertained whether there can be a session of the Legislature without the concurrence of the Governor, we deem it expedient that ihe present session of the Legislature be adjourned without day.

Resolved, That the conduct of the Governor in refusing to meet the legislature at the present session, thereby preventing all legislation and centering all power in his own hands, is un. paralleled in the history of this government and a gross viola. tion of all law—evincing an utter disregard of the will and in. terests of the people, and of those laws which as Governor of the territory he is sworn to support, and that his refusal to as. sign reasons for so extraordinary a course, is an insult to the legislature and the people of Wisconsin.

Resolved, That for the reasons set forth in the foregoing report, it becomes the duty of the legislature to memorialize Congress and call for such relief as the nature of the case may require.

The said report and resolutions were read, and
On motion of Mr. Hamilton, it was

Ordered, That the same do lie on the table, and three hunda red copies of the report be printed. Mr. Hamilton offered the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Council concur. ring therein, That a joint committee of the two louses be ap. pointed to drast a memorial to the President of the United

States, praying the removal of His Excellency James D. Doty, from the office of Governor of Wisconsin.

And pending the question on the adoption thereof, and
On motion of Mr. Hamilton,
The House adjourned until 2 o'clock, P. M.

TWO O'CLOCK, P. M.

On motion of Mr. Hamilton,

The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole, Mr. Walker in the chair, for the further consideration of the resolution offered by Mr. Hamilton, under consideration this morning.

After a short time spent therein, the committee arose and reported the resolution back without amendment.

The question was then put on the adoption of the resolution ; And the ayes and noes being called for by Mr. Hamilton,

Those voting in the affirmative, are
Messrs. Crossman, Darling, Elmore, Hamilton, Hicks, Hop-
kins, Hunkins, Long, Manahan, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Parsons,
Platt, Price, Tripp, Walker, and Ellis, (Speaker.)

Those voting in the negative, are
Messrs. Capron, Palmer, and Thompson.
So the resolution was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Darling,

Ordered, That the House do now proceed to the consideration of the resolutions reported by the joint committee appointed to inquire into the legality of holding a session of the Legisla. The resolutions were thereupon taken up, read, and severally considered :

And the question being on the adoption of the first resolution, which is as follows:

Resolved, by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That in their opinion the Congress of the United States, did on the 18th day of May last, appropriate the sum of $20,000 to defray the expenses of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Wisconsin, commencing on the first Monday of December, 1842 ; and that there is no law, either of Congress or of this Territory which would prevent the hold. ing of a session of the Legislature at the present time, or would render invalid or nugatory any law which it might enact.

It was taken and determined in the affirmative, ayes 19, Does 2.

And the ayes and noes being called for by Mr. Hamilton,
Those who voted in the affirmative, ara

Messrs. Crossman, Darling, Elmore, Hamilton, Hicks, Hopkins, Hunkins, Long, Manaban, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Parsons Platt, Price, Thompson, Tripp, Walker, and Ellis, (Speaker.)

Those who voted in the negative, are
Messrs. Capron and Palmer.

Pending the question on the adoption of the second resolu. tion, and

On motion of Mr. Hamilton, it was
Ordered, That the resolution do lie on the table,
On motion of Mr. Hamilton,

Ordered, That the joint committee to be appointed under the resolution to draft a memorial to the President of the United States, for the removal of the Executive of the Territory, shall consist of three members.

The Speaker thereupon appointed Messrs. Hamilton, Hop. kins, and Walker of the said committee.

Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.

The following message was received from the Council by their Secretary, viz:

“Mr. Speaker :-I am directed to inform this House that the Council have passed four joint resolutions, in which they ask the concurrence of this House."

On motion of Mr. Walker,

Ordered, That the House do now proceed to the considera. tion of the resolutions referred to in the preceding message.

And the first resolution having been read, which is as follows: Resolved, by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That in their opinion the Congress of the United States did, on the 18t day of May last, appropriate the sum of $20,000 to defray the expenses of the Legislative As. sembly of the Territory of Wisconsin, commencing on the first Monday of December, 1842; and that there is no law either of Congress or of the Territory which would prevent the holding of a session of the Legislature at the present time, or would render invalid or nugatory any law which it might enact.

The question was taken thereon and determined in the affirm. ative, ayes 19, noes 1.

And the ayes and noes being called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Messrs. Crossman, Darling, Elmore, Hamilton, Hicks, Hopkins, Hunkins, Long, Manaban, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, Platt, Price, Thompson, Tripp, Walker, and Ellis, (Speaker.)19.

Mr. Capron voting in the negative.

And the second resolution having been read, which is as fol.. lovs:

Resolved, That while we entertain the opinion that there can be no objection to the Legislative Assembly holding its session at the present time by reason of no appropriation having been

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