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No. 18, (H. of R.) “ A bill to authorize a special election in the county of Marquette ;" and
No. 4, (H. of R.)" A resolution providing for the final settlement of the claims of Daniel Baxter;"
As correctly engrossed.
No. 36, (H. of R.) "A bill to repeal the limitation of suits for the recovery of lands forfeited for taxes ;"
Which was read the first and second times.
The rule requiring bills, &c. to be printed before being aeted upon in the committee of the whole was suspended with reference to this bill.
Mr. Brawley, by leave, introduced
No. 37, (H. of R.) “A bill to legalize the acts of the offi. cers therein named ;
Which was read the first and second times,
No. 38, (H, of R.) “A bill to provide for laying out a terri. torial road from Comb's settlement, in Richland county, to Kickapoo Copper Mines ;">
Which was read the first and second times. .
The rule requiring bills, &c. to be printed before being acted on in committee of the whole, was dispensed with in reference to this bill.
Mr. Phelps, from the joint committee on Enrollment, re: ported as follows:
The joint committee on Enrollment report as correctly en. rolled,
"An act relating to the purchase and redemption of real estate sold on execution ;'' and * An act to re-organize certain towns in Jefferson county,"
N. PHELPS. The said bills were signed by the Speaker.
Mr. Morrow, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, to which had been referred
No. 3, (H. of R.) “Resolution requiring the Superintendo
ent of Territorial Property to discontinue all territorial suits now pending ;" Made the following report:
Madison, W. T., Jan. 20, 1846. The committee on Territorial Affairs, to which was recommitted the resolution requiring the Superintendent of Territorial Property to discontinue all suits now pending, in which the Territory is interested as plaintiff, have given the subject a more full examination than in their first report, and ask leave now to submit the following, although substantially the same as previously reported :
There are but three suits of this nature, in which the Territory is interested, now pending. These are severally, yet not explicitly, referred to in the Superintendent's report---upon advising with whom, your committee is informed that it is believed and expected that a part of them, if not ail, will terminate favorably and in behalf of the Territory.
Your committee, at this time, have no means of ascertaining the costs that have been incurred in these suits ; indeed this could not be done with certainty until said suits are brought to a close, as the services of several attorneys have been employed, and it could not well be known what their charges are or will be until after the same are decided.
Your committee are satisfied, however, that any action on the part of the Legislature with a view to their discontinuance at this time, would be inexpedient and uncalled for. Nor with the knowledge which they have been able to possess them. selves of, would they desire a public disclosure of all the facts relating to the same.
They have, therefore, good and substantial reasons for recommending that no further action be had on this subject, and ask the acceptance of this report, and their discharge from any further investigatiou of the same.
Mr. Wooster moved that the report be accepted and the committee discharged.
Mr. Burnett asked to be excused from voting on the said question.
He was so excused.
And was decided in the affirmative. -
· Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform you that the Council have concurred in the amendments of this House to
No. 7, (C.) A bill to provide for the more convenient mode of contesting the election of county and other officers;
And that the Council have passed
No. 25, (H. of R.)' A bill to organize the county of Shes boygan for judicial purposes ;'
With an amendment ;
Mr. Morrow moved that the petition of citizens of Sheboya gan county, asking for legislative interference in their last annual election, presented by him on the 19th instant, be referred to the committee on Elections ;
Which was agreed to. Mr. Brawley presented an affidavit on the same subject, which was referred to the same committee.
Mr. Burnett, by leave, introduced a petition of citizens of Potosi, in Grant county, asking for the passage of an act to attach a part of Second street to lot No. 24 in said town;
Which was referred to a select committee consisting of members from that county.
The message from the Council was then taken up, and the amendments of the Council to
No. 25, (H. of R.) "A bill to organize the county of Shea boygan for judicial purposes,"
Were concurred in.
No. 4, (H. of R.) "Resolution providing for a final settlement of the claims of Daniel Baxter,“
Was then taken up and read the third time and passed, and the title thereof agreed to.
And the ayes and noes having been called for, on the passage of said resolution,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,
Messrs. Barstow, Billings, Brawley, Clapp, Crawford, Croswell, Dennis, Earll, Fisher, Hoard, MaGone, Morrow, Parker, Phelps, Sheldon, Thomas, Wooster and Darling, (Speaker,)-18.
Those who voted in the negative were, ".
Messrs. Burnett, Cruson, Graves, Jackson, Jones; Mooers and Pole-7.
The following entitled bill was then taken up and read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to; to wit :
No. 11, (H. of R.) "A bill to amend an act entitled an act to provide the means to pay the public debt of the Territory," approved Feb. 24, 1845.". 19. »
No. 18, (H. of R.) “A bill to authorize a special election in the county of Marquette," Was then taken up; and
On motion of Mr. Morrow,
No. 12, (H. of R.) "A bill to incorporate the city of Milwaukee,"
Was then taken up and read the third time, passed, and its title agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Mooers, The House resolved itself into committee of the whole for ihe consideration of
No. 22, (C.).“ A bill in relation to the formation of a state government in Wisconsin;
Mr. Sheldon in the chair.
and by their chairman reported progress on the said bill, and asked leave to sit again thereon ; * Leave was granted.
A message from the Council, by their Secretary: “Mr. Speaker-The Council have passed No. 22, (H. of R.) A bill for the relief of John J. Driggs ;'
No. 20, (C.) A bill to authorize school district No. 7, in Snake Hollow school town, in Grant county, to levy an additional tax to build a school house;'
No. 4, (C.) Memorial to Congress on the subject of a collection district and a port of entry;'
No. 32;.(C.) A bill to incorporate Carroll College ;'
No. 31, (C.) ' A bill to authorize certain counties to levy a special tax;'
No. 34, (C.) 'A bill to authorize school district No. 3, in the county of Dane, to levy a tax to build a school house ;'
No. 28, (C.) ' A bill to authorize school district No. 1, in Platteville school district to build a school house;"
No. 25, (C.). A bill to authorize certain persons to build a dam across the Milwaukee river ;
No. 30, (C.) 'A bill to amend an act entitled 'an act to authorize the construction of a certain dam across the Rock river,' approved April 1st, 1843 ;' and
No. 29, (C.) ' A bill to amend an act entitled 'an act con. cerning masters in chancery ;'
In which the concurrence of this House is requested.
I am also directed to inform you that the Council have nego atived No. 14, (H. of R.) “A bill relating to constable's fees.'"
On motion of Mr. Phelps,
HALF PAST TWO O'CLOCK P. M.
The message from the Council was taken up, and
The following entitled bills were read the first and second times, to wit:
No. 31, (C.) “ A bill to authorize certain counties to levy & special tax :"
No. 20, (C.) “A bill to authorize school district No. 7, in Snake Hollow school town, in Grant county, to levy an addi. tional tax to build a school house;" ,
No. 4, (C.) "A memorial to Congress on the subject of & collection district and a port of entry;"
No. 29, (C.) “A bill to amend an act entitled 'an act con. cerning masters in chancery;"
No. 30, (C) " A bill to amend an act entitled an act to