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authorize the construction of certain dams across the Rock river,' approved April 1, 1843;"

No. 28, (C.) “A bill to authorize 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 Milwaukee river ;" and · No. 32, (C.) "A bill to incorporate Carroll College."

On motion of Mr. Phelps, No. 3, (H. of R.) “A memorial to Congress on the subject of a mail route;"

Was taken up. · Mr. Phelps moyed to amend the amendment of the Council by adding the following:

as And your memorialists further represent, that the public convenience demands the establishment of a mail route from Monroe, in the county of Green, by the way of Greenville, to the Blue Mounds, in the county of Dane. Also, the establishment of a mail route from Milton post office to Cottage Grove, by the way of Goodrich's ferry, on the territorial road to Madison ;"

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Dennis moved further to amend the amendments of the Council as follows:

“And your memorialists would further represent, that the public interest requires that a mail route be established from Madison via. Watertown to Milwaukee ;"

Which was agreed to. Mr. Burnett moved further to amend the amendments of the Council as follows: .

And also a mail route from Madison, by the nearest and most direct route, to Prairie du Chien ; and from Prairie du Chien, by the nearesi and most direct route, to Cassville in Grant county;"

Which was agreed to.

The question then recurred on concurring in the amends ments of the Council as amended,

And having been put,
It was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Mooers,

The House resolved itself into committee of the whole for the further consideration of

No. 22, (C.) · A bill in relation to the formation of a state government in Wisconsin ;'

Mr. Sheldon in the chair.

And after some time spent therein the committee rose and by their chairman reported said bill back to the House with amendments.

Mr. Burnett moved that the further consideration of said bill be postponed until to-morrow, and that it be made the special order of the day for that day ;

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Phelps, from the joint committee on Enrollment, made the following report :

The joint committee on Enrollment report that they did, on this day, to wit, the 21st day of January, A. D. 1846, present to the Governor for his approval, the following bills, to wi: ::

"An act to re-organize certain towns in Jefferson county ;" and i

An act relating to the purchase and redemption of real estate sold on execution."

JOHN CATLIN, 1 of the joint commit

NOAH PHELPS, 3 tee on Enrollment.
On motion of Mr. Cruson,
The House adjourned.

Thursday, January 22, 1846.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Spaulding.
The Journal was read and corrected.
Petitions were presented and referred as follows, to wit:

By Mr. Brown. A remonstrance of 1080 citizens of the county of Grant against any division of said county; .

Which was referred to a select committee consisting of the members from Grant and Iowa counties.

By Mr. Cruson. A petition of citizens of Grant county, asking for the passage of an act incorporating a rail road company from Milwaukee to the Mississippi river ;

Which was referred to the committee on Internal Improvements.s

By Mr. Crawford. An account of the Attorney General of the Territory;

Which was referred to the committee on Territorial Expenditures.

Mr. Burnett, from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom the petition of Thomas Foulston, asking for a divorce, had been referred,

Reported that in the opinion of the committee the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted, and asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject; .

Which was agreed to.
Mr. Burnett, from the same committee, also reported

No. 39, (H. of R.) “A bill for the benefit of Adelbert H. Bishop ;"

Which was read the first and second times,
And, on his motion,

The rule requiring bills, &c. to be printed before being acted upon in committee of the whole, was dispensed with in reference to this bill.

Also, from the same committee, to whom had been referred,

No. 13, (H. of R.) “ A bill to amend an act entitled 'an act concerning justices of the peace, and for other purposes ;'"

Reported a substitute for the said bill;
Which was read the first and second times.

On motion of Mr. MaGone, The vote by which the House dispensed with the printa ing of

No. 32, (H. of R.) “ A bill to provide for the division of the county of Milwaukee ;

Was re-considered.
Mr. Cruson moved that the special order of the day, being

No. 22, (C.) “A bill in relation to the formation of a state. government in Wisconsin;"

Be laid on the table for the present;
Which was agreed to.

Mr. Morrow, agreeably to previous notice, and by leave, in. troduced

No. 40, (H. of R.) “Ą bill to suppress the sale of ardent spirits ;"

Which was read a first and second times.

Mr. Phelps, from the committee on Enrollment made the following report:

The joint committee on Enrollment report as correctly en-, rolled,

“ An act to provide for the more convenient mode of contesting the election of county and other officers ;''

"An act to 'amend an act entitled 'an act to incorporate the Wisconsin River Navigation Company;"" and

"An act to change the form of government in the county of Dodge, and for other purposes."

N. PHELPS, Of the joint committee of the House. A message from the Governor, by Geo. P. Delaplaine, his Private Secretary:

"Mr. Speaker-I am directed by the Governor to inform you that he did, on the 21st inst., approve, sign and deposit in the office of the Secretary of the Territory,

" An act to re-organize certain towns in Jefferson county."

Mr. Brawley, agreeably to previous notice and by leave, introduced

No. 41, (H. of R.) “A bill to provide for the canvassing the votes given in the county of Marquette for county officers, in September last ;" Which was read the first and second times, and

On motion of Mr. Morrow, 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.

And, on like motion,
Said bill was referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

On motion of Mr. MaGone, The House resolved itself into committee of the whole on the general file of bills ; ;

Mr. Moores in the chair. ** And after some time spent therein,

The Private Secretary of the Governor was announced, when

The Speaker took the chair,
And the following message was received, to wit:

" Mr. Speaker-I am directed by His Excellency the Governor to deliver to this House a message in writing."

The committee again resumed its session,

And after some time spent therein, rose, and by their chair· man reported

No. 35, (H. of R.) “A bill to authorize school district No. 5, in the town of Elkhorn, Walworth county, to renew a tax. warrant ;"

No. 34, (H. of R.) “A bill to anthorize school district No. 1, in Sheboygan county, to levy a tax for building a school house;"

No. 37, (H. of R.) “A bill to legalize the acts of the officers therein named;

No. 39, (H. of R.) “ A bill for the benefit of Adelbert H, Bishop ;"

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. 29, (C.) "A bill to amend an act entitled 'an act concerning masters in chancery;" :

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;" and

No. 25, (C.)! A bill to authorize certain persons to build a dam across the Milwaukee river;'

Without amendments; and

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 ;" ,

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