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its former decision, and decide that the bill cannot be further considered by the House this day, according to parliamentary law, the House having decided that the main question should not be now pul.

On motion of Mr. Crawford,
The House adjourned until half-past two o'clock P.

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HALF-PAST TWO O'CLOCK, P. M.

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 23d day of January, A. D. 1846, present to the Governor for his approval, the following bills and resolution, to wit:

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

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

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

"An act to organize the county of Sheboygan for judicial purposes ; : :

“An act for the relief of John J. Driggs;' and

"Resolution requiring the Secretary of the Territory to redeem certain bonds and scrip in the hands of the Treasurer of the Territory."

JOHN CATLIN, 1 Oj' the joint commit

NOAH PHELPS, J tee on Enrollment.
On motion of Mr. Burnett,
The House resolved itself into committee of the whole for
the consideration of the general file of bills ;

Mr. MaGone in the chair.
And after some time spent therein,
The Secretary of the Council was announced, when
The Speaker took the chair,
And the following message was received, to wit:

“Mr. Speaker- The Council have concurred in the amendments of this House to the amendments of the Council to

No. 3, (H. of R.) · Memorial to Congress on the subject of certain mail routes.'

The Council has also passed
No. 36, (C.) · A bill to incorporate Beloit College ;' and

No. 10, (H. of R.) · A bill giving further time to appeal from the decisions of judges of probate ;'

With an amendment,
In which the concurrence of this House is requested.
And has rejected

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.””

The committee again resumed its session,

And after some time spent therein, rose, and by their chairman reported

No. 3, (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. 13, (H. of R.)“ A bill to amend an act entitled ' an act concerning justices of the peace,' and the several acts amendatory thereto;"

No. 19, (C.)“ À bill to incorporate the Rock River Mutual Fire Insurance Company ;” and

No. 42, (H. of R.) "A bill to amend an act entitled an act to amend an act to establish the rate of toll for grinding ;"

Without amendments; and

No. 30, (H. of R.) “A bill to repeal certain acts regulating taverns and groceries;"

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

No. 30, (C.) “ A bill to amend an act entitled 'an act to authorize the construction of certain dams across the Rock river,' approved April 1, 1843;"

With amendments.

And also reported progress on the general file of bills, and asked leave to sit again thereon. Leave was granted.

On motion of Mr. Billings, No. 19, (C.) was referred to the committee on Corporations,

On motion of Mr. Burnett, The further consideration of No. 13, (H. of R.) was postponed until to-morrow.

The amendments to bill No. 30, (C.) were then concurred in, and said bill ordered to its third reading.

On motion of Mr. Morrow, No. 40, (H. of R.) was referred to a select committee consisting of Messrs. Morrow, Jackson and Billings.'

And the question having been put on concurring in the amendments of the committee of the whole to No. 30, (H. of R.) which was to strike out all after the enacting clause,

It was decided in the affirmative. And the ayes and noes having been called for, Those who voted in the affirmative were, Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Clapp, Croswell, Cruson, Fisher, Jackson, Morrow, Parker, Phelps, Pole, Sheldon, Wooster and Darling, (Speaker,)-14. Those who voted in the negative were, .

: Messrs. Barstow, Billings, Crawford, Dennis, Earll, Graves, Hoard, Jones, MaGone, Mooers and Thomas-11.

Mr. Cruson moyed to amend the bill by inserting the fol. lowing as section 1st :

“Sec. 1. No license shall hereafter be granted to tavern or innkeepers to sell strong and spirituous liquors and wines for a less sum than is now provided for grocery licenses by the third section of an act of the Revised Statutes entitled an act regulating taverns and groceries;' ” .

Which was decided in the negative. Mr. Mooers moved to amend the bill by inserting the following section :

.“ Sec. 1. That no consideration or sum of money shall be hereafter demanded or received for any tavern or grocery license to be granted within this Territory;""

Which was decided in the affirmative. And the ayes and noes having been called for, Those who voted in the affirmative were, Messrs. Barstow, Billings, Brawley, Clapp, Crawford, Croswell, Dennis, Earll, Graves, Hoard, MaGone, Mooers, Parker and Thomas---14.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Cruson, Fisher, Jackson, Jones, Morrow, Phelps, Pole, Sheldon, Wooster and Darling, (Speaker,) 12.

Mr. Brown moved that said bill be laid on the table.
Which was decided in the negative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative were, - Messrs. Brawley, Brown. Burnett, Cruson, Fisher, Jackson, Jones, Morrow, Phelps, Pole, Sheldon and Wooster-12.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Barstow, Billings, Clapp, Crawford, Croswell, Dennis, Earll, Graves, Hoard, MaGone, Mooers, Parker, Thomas and Darling, (Speaker,)-14.

The question then recurred on ordering the bill to be engrossed for a third reading ;

And having been put,
It was decided in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Barstow, Billings, Brawley, Clapp, Crawford, Croswell, Dennis, Earll, Graves, Hoard, MaGone, Mooers, Parker and Thomas,–14.

Those who voted in the negative were, Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Cruson, Fisher, Jackson, Jones, Morrow, Phelps, Pole, Sheldon, Wooster and Darling, (Speaker,) — 12.

Mr. MaGone moved to amend No. 22, (H. of R.) by adding,

“ Three dollars per ton shall be the established rates for prairie hay, and miners shall henceforth be entitled to only one-half what their labor is worth ;" 1.

Which was decided in the negative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,
Messrs. Billings, Crawford, Earll, Fisher and MaGone,--5.

Those who voted in the negative were, Messrs. Barstow, Brawley, Brown, Burnett, Clapp, Croswell, Cruson, Dennis, Graves, Hoard, Jackson, Jones, Mooers, Morrow, Parker, Phelps, Pole, Sheldon, Thomas, Wooster and Darling, (Speaker,)-21.

Mr. Mooers moved that said bill be laid on the table; . Which was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Burnett, Ordered, That the Chief Clerk be directed to return to the Council, for their further action,

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 Terria tory,' approved Feb. 24, 1845."

On motion of Mr. Pole, The House adjourned,

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Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Spaulding.
The journal was read and corrected.
Petitions were presented and referred as follows:

By Mr. Cruson. A petition of citizens of Platteville, praying for the passage of an act to amend their town charter ;

Which was referred to the committee on Corporations.

By Mr. Croswell. A petition of citizens of Walworth county, asking for a territorial road from Elkhorn, in said county, to Hustis' Rapids, in Dodge county ; Which was referred to the committee on Roads.

By Mr. Clapp. A petition of Geo. F. Markley and others, relating to a state government;

Which was laid on the table.

Also, a petition of George W. Champney and others, to alter a territorial road;

Which was referred to the committee on Roads,

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