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made to defray its expenses ; yet inasmuch as doubts are entertained whether there can be a session of the Legislature with. out the concurrence of the Governor, we deem it expedient that the present session of the Legislature be adjourned without day.
Mr. Hamilton moved to amend the same by striking out the words " there can be a session of the Legislature,” and insert. ing in place thereof the words “any law can be enacted.”
Which amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Hamilton then moved further to amend the resolution by striking out all after the word “expedient” to the end of the resolution
And pending the question on this motion, and
HALF PAST SIX O'CLOCK, P. M.
On motion of Mr. Darling,
The House proceeded to the further consideration of the re. solutions from the Council reported by the joint committee ap. pointed to inquire into the legality of holding a session of the Legislative Assembly at the present time.
And the question pending, being on the motion of Mr. Ham. ilton, to amend the second of said resolutions, by striking there. from all after the word “expedient,” the same was put and de. termined in the affirmative.
A message from the Council by the Secretary thereof : "Mr. Speaker- The Council have unanimously concurred
with the House of Representatives in the passage of a joint re. solution for the appointment of a committee to draft a memori. al praying for the removal of His Excellency James D. Doty, and have appointed Messrs. Whiton, Baker and Rountree, a committee on their part."
Mr. Hamilton then moved further to amend the second reso. lution by adding after the word “expedient,” the words “when the Legislature adjourn that it adjourn until the last Monday in January, 1843, in order to enable the President or the Congress of the United States to take some action with a view of reliev. ing the embarrassed state of the Territory.”
The amendment was agreed to, and the resolution as amended was adopted.
And the third resolution having been read, which is as follows:
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.
Mr. Darling moved to amend the same by striking out the words "preventing all legislation and centering,” and insert. ing in place thereof " attempting to concentrate,”
Which was agreed to, and the third resolution, as amended, was adopted.
And the fourth reasolution having been read, which is as fol. lows:
Resolved, That copies of the report of the committee, and re. solution, be transmitted to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, to be laid before the bodies over which they respectively preside, that such relief may be granted by Congress as the nature of the case may require, and the wants of the people of the Territory demand.
Mr. Darling moved to amend the same by inserting after the word “resolution," the words “ together with a transcript of the ayes and noes of both Houses upon the passage of these re. solutions."
Which was also agreed to and the fourth resolution as amend. ed, was adopted
The question was then taken in concurring with the Council . in all of the resolutions, and on this question the ayes and noes being called for,
Those voting in the affirmative, are
Messrs. Capron,Crossman, Darling, Elmore,Hamilton, Hicks, Hopkins, Hunkins, Long, Madahan, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Para sons, Platt, Price, Thompson, Tripp, Walker, and Ellis, (Spea. ker.)-20.
So the resolutions were unanimously concurred in.
Friday, December 9, 1842.
A message from the Council by their Secretary.
“ Mr. Speaker - The Council have refused to concur with the House of Representatives in their first amecdment to the joint
resolutions relative to the present session of the Legislative As. sembly, and have concurred in the other amendments of the House of Representatives.” .
The journal of yesterday being read, Mr. Capron asked leave to change his vote on agreeing to certain joint resolutions of the Legislative Assembly, and
On motion of Mr. Hamilton, Leave was granted Mr. Capron to ehange his vote from the affirmative to the negative on the question of concurring in all the resolutions as amended.
The Speaker announced the appointment of the following stan. ding committees:
On the Judiciary—Messrs. Hamilton, Darling, Platt, Manahan and Meeker.
On Internal Improvements—Messrs. Walker, Hupkins, Tripp, Palmer, Thompson and Hamilton.
On Schools—Messrs. Hopkins, Crossman, Elmore, Hicks and Long.
On Territorial Afairs Messrs. Darling, Olin, Parsons, Price and Walker.
On the Militia-Messrs. Capron, Palmer, Thompson, Darling, and Hicks.
On Finance-Messrs. Meeker, Tripp, Hopkins, Parsons and Manahan:
On Corporations-Messrs. Manahan, Platt, Olin, Palmer and Darling,
On Elections—Messrs. Masters, Hamilton Thompson, Cross. man and Meeker.
On Agriculture and Manufactures-Messrs. Hunkins, Long, Platt, Capron and Masters.
On Mining and Smelting--Messrs. Platt, Crossman, Elmore, Long and Price.
-Messrs. Tripp, Darling, Hamilton ,
:11_ Messrs. Crossman, Elmore, Parsons,
Messrs. Long, Manahan, Capron, Hicks
Vosts. Thompson, Walker, Meeker. Olin and
On Public Expenditures-Messre
On Engrossed Bills-Me
On Enrolled BillsMessrs.
Ox Roads Messrs. Thor
The message from the Co
And the question
from the Council was taken up and considered mendment of the House to the resolutions rela.
gent session of the Legislative Assembly having to which the Council had non.concurred. It was "Mr. Hamilton that the House do insist on their said mendment to said resolution.
the question being put was agreed to.
Mr. Speaker- The Council have insisted upon their non. concurrence with the House of Representatives as to the first amendment of the House to the joint resolutions reported by the joint committee relative to the present session of the Legisla . tive Assembly, and have appointed Messrs. Crocker and Baker on their part, as a committee of conference and request the House to appoint a similar committee.”
Messrs. Hamilton and Walker, were appointed on the part of the House of the committee of conference to which is referred the disagreements of the two Houses concerning certain joint resolutions relative to the present session of the Legislative As. sembly.
Ordered, That the Council be acquainted therewith.
John Catlin was sworn by the Speaker, for the faithful discharge of his duties in office as chief clerk.