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No. 48, [C. F.] “a bill to provide for levying and collectiog a territorial revenue.”
No. 56, [C. F.] “a bill to amend the several acts relative to · the town of Milwaukee,” also
“Joint resolution relative to making a settlement with the Milwankee and Rock river canal company."
And ask the concurrence of the House in said bills and reg. olation..
The committee then resumed its session, and after some time, spent therein, rose and reported the bill back to the House with amendments.
And pending the question on agreeing to the report of the committee,
Mr. Hamilton made a motion to strike out all after the enact. ing clause.
And the question being put thereon, it passed in the affirm. ative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for, Those who voted in the affirmative are, Messrs. Capron, Crossman, Darling, Hamilton, Hunkins, Long, Manahan, Masters, Meeker, Palmer, and Walker-11.
Those who voted-in the negative, are Messrs. Elmore, Hicks, Hopkins, Judson, Parsons, Platt, Trowbridge, and Ellis, [Speaker,]—8. .
Mr. Hamilton moved that the bill be referred to the commit. tee on the judiciary, with instructions to amend the same so as to repeal all parts of laws giving discretionary powers to officers to charge fees not enumerated in any law.
Mr. Platt moved to amend the motion by adding thereto the following : "and to revise the fee bill of this Territory general. ly.”
The question was then put on agreeing to the motion as a. mended,
And it passed in the affirmetive,
Those who voted in the affirmative are
Those who voted in the negative are, Messrs. Hamilton, Long, Manahan, Meeker, Palmer, and Walker,—6.
Mr. Long, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported the following to be correctly enrolled, to wit :
“ An act to repeal a part of an act therein named,"
Which was signed by the Speaker and ordered to be presented to the President of the Council for his signature.
Mr. Darling, from the committee of codference to which the disagreement of the two Houses on bill
No. 8, [H. of R. file] entitled "a bill to establish a territori. al road from Prairie du Chien to Lake Superior,''
Was referred, made the following report:
The second committee of conference, to whom was referred the disagreeing vote of the two houses on bill No. 8, (H. of R. file) report, that they recommend to the house to recede from their disagreement to the third amendment of the Council, and that the house modify their amendment to the fourth amend. ment of the Council, by striking out of it, the names of William R. Hish and Narciss Juneau, and insert John S. Rockwell and
Francis McCarty. " Mr. Crossman, from the committee on engrossed bills, report.
ed the following to be correctly engrossed, to wit:
· No. 18, entitled “ a bill to provide for the laying out of the several territorial roads therein named.”
Mr. Hupkins, from the committee of conference, to which the subject was referred, made the following report, to wit.
The committee of conference to whom was referred the disa. greement between the two houses upon joint resolutions entitled
• Resolutions relative to the bonds issued for the completion of the capitol."
Report, that they recommend to the Council to modify its amendment by inserting after the word " report,” the words in relation to the purchase of bonds at a discount," and that they recommend to the house to concur in the amendment of the Council thus as modified.
The message from the Council was taken up, when the fol. lowiog bills were read the first and second times, to wit;
No. 48,“ a bill to provide for levying and collecting a territo. rial revenue.”
No. 56, * a bill to amend the several acts relative to the town of Milwaukee."
· And the following resolution from the Council was read and passed, to wit:
" Joint resolution relative to making a settlement with the Milwaukee and Rock river canal company."
Mr. Crossman by leave offered the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit :
Resolved, That Daniel Baxter be permitted to withdraw from this house his contract and papers relating to the finishing the capitol, and the chief clerk of this house be directed to deliver the same to said Baxter.
Mr. Palmer offered the following resolution,
county of Dane do, on or before the day of May next, enter into bonds in behalf of said county to the United States, with sufficient sureties to cemplete the capitol in the town of Madi. son, on or before the first day of October next, under the direc, tion of the superintendent of Territorial property : the said com. missioners shall be entitled to receive ten hundred and eighty dollars, the distributive share of the nett proceeds of the public lands due Wisconsin now in the treasury at Washington.
On motion of Mr. Judson,
The house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house, Mr. Hamilton in the chair, on the followiog bills of the Council to wit:
No. 48, “ a bill to provide for levying and collecting a terri. torial revenue.”
No. 59, "a bill to authorize the erection of a bridge across Pike creek.”
And the following bills of this house, to wit:
No. 43, "a bill to amend an act of the revised statutes con. cerning arbitrations."
And No. 45, "a bill to provide for completing a new roof upon the Capitol and for other purposes."
And pending the report of the committee, the Secretary of the Council being announced, the Speaker resumed the chair, when the following message was received, to wit:
Mr. Speaker :- The Council have concurred in the amend. ment of the house to resolution to limit the time for bringing in bills.' . ri
The Council have passed bill No. 50, (C. F.) entitled "a bill concerning the city of the Four Lakes, and ask the coneurrence x of the house therein.
The committee then resumed its session, and after a short time spent thorein, rose and reported bill No. 59, without amend."
ment, and that they had made progress in bills No. 43, 45 and 48, and desired leave to sit again thereon.
Which was granted, and bill No. 59, ordered to a third rea. ding.
The sixteenth rule of this house was then suspended with ref. erence to the said bill No. 59, and the same read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.
Mr. Darling presented several papers relative to the accounts of the late Secretary of the Territory.
Which were referred to the committee on the judiciary.
Bills of this house of the following titles were severally read the third time and passed, and the titles thereof agreed to, to vit:
No. 18, "a bill to provide for the laying out, of the several territorial roads therein named.”
No. 32, "a bill for an act to amend an act entitled an aet for opening and vacating public bighways, and the acts amend. · tory thereto," and
No. 36, “a bill to provide for the payment of fees for the subdivision of sections of land into half sections, quarter sections, &c.” On motion of Mr. Darling,
The title of the last named bill was amended by striking off "&c."
And then the House adjourned.