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Mr. Cruson, from the committee on Engrossed Bills reported as correctly engrossed, the following bills, to wit:

No. 52, (H. of R.) “ A bill to authorize Jemison Hamilton to build and maintain a bridge across the Pecatonica river at New Bedford, in Iowa county;"

No. 58, (H. of R.) “ A bill regulating the mode of granting licenses to sell ardent spiri's ;"

No. 60, (H. of R.) “A bill to provide for the laying out of the territorial roads therein mentioned ;" and

No. 61, (H. of R.) “A bill relative to certain territorial roads."

The said bills Nos. 52 and 5S, (H. of R.) were then taken up, read the third time, passed, and the titles thereof agreed to.

Bill No. 61, (H. of R.) was read the third time and passed, when

Mr. Mooers moved to amend the title of said bill so as to read “ A bill in relation to the election district composed of Milwaukee and Washington counties;

Which was agreed to.
The title of the bill as amended was then agreed to.
No. 60, (H. of R.) was taken up, when

Mr. Phelps moved that said bill be re-committed to the committee on engrossed bills; Which was agreed to.

The message of the Council was then taken up, and the following entitled bills, &c. were read the first and second times, to wit:

No. 12, (C.) “ Joint resolution providing for the payment to William W. Brown out of the canal funds the sum therein named;"

No. 74, (C.) “A bill to incorporate the Rochester Cemetery Company;" :

No. 90, (C.) " A bill to provide for the payment of Edward V. Whiton's account against the Territory;">

No. 79, (C.) “A bill making appropriations out of the territorial treasury to pay certain debts therein named ;"

No. 91, (C.) “A bill to vacate the town plat of the City of the Second Lake;">

No, S1, (C.) “ À bill to pay the county of Iowa the sum therein named;"',

No. 92, (C.) “A bill to exempt firemen from certain liabilities;"

No. 32, (C.) “A bill to incorporate the Lake Michigan and Mississippi Rail Road Company ;"

No. 86, (C.) “A bill relating to certain streets in the city of Milwaukee ;" and

No. 9, (C.) “ Memorial to Congress asking appropriations for roads."

No. 33, (H. of R.) "A bill to incorporate the Lisbon and Milwaukee Plank Road Company ;”

Was then taken up, and the amendments of the Council concurred in ;

And a division having been called for,
There were ayes 10-noes 7. . .

No. 16, (C.) “Resolution concerning a Light House on Grassy Island, near the mouth of Fox river ;":

Was then taken up and read the first and second times.

No. 52, (C.) “A bill to change the form of Government in the county of Dane,"

Was taken up,
And the question having been put,
" Will the House recode from its amendments to said bill ?**
It was decided in the affirmative..

Mr. Mooers, by leave, presented the account of Morriiz Shæfiler for printing message of the Governor, &c.

Which were referred to the committee on Legislative Expenditures.

Mr. Morrow, by.leave, introduced the following resolution ; Which was adopted, to wit:

Resolved, That the Superintendent of Territorial Property is hereby directed to communicate to this House the information is in his possession, whether any appropriations have been heretofore made for the benefit of Moses M. Strong and Edward V. Whiton, for, or towards their professional services in behalf of the Territory, and if so, at what time and what ! amount, and whether the money has been drawn from the treasury for the same.”

Mr. Cruson, from the select committee to which the subject had been referred, made the following report :

The select committee composed of the joint delegation, from the counties of Grant and Iowa, to whom was referred various petitions and remonstrances, for and against the formation of a new county to be formed from parts of Grant and Iowa, beg leave to present the following

C. REPORT. That the whole number of petitions, asking for the formation of a new county, amount to one thousand and fifty seven, whilst the number on the various remonstrances on the same subject amount to twelve hundred and thirteen, leaving a majority of one hundred and fifty-six opposed to the object prayed for by the petitioners.

The citizens of Iowa county having petitioned for a division of that county by a line running east and west through the middle of town four, north, by a very large majority, ren, ders it out of the question to expect the assent of the delegation from that county to the proposed division. The committee therefore are compelled to rely on the petitions and remonstrances solely as a basis for their action.

The committee deem it incumbent on them to carry into effect the well ascertained wishes of their constituents on all proper occasions, and therefore ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject Signed by the direction of the committee.

THOMAS CRUSON, Chairman.
On motion of Mr. Fisher,
The House adjourned until three o'clock, P. M.

THREE O'CLOCK, P. M.

Mr. Earll moved that,

No. 62, (C.) " A bill to provide for the pavinent of lioratio V. Well's account against the Territory,"

Be now taken up ;
Which was agreed to.

Mr. Pole moved that Mr. Brown be excused from his attendance in the House this afternoon; Which was agreed to.

The said bill No. 62, (C.) was then ordered to its third reading, and the rule having been first suspended for that purpose, the said bill was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

Mr. Dennis moved that
No. 13, (C.) be now taken up;
Which was agreed to.

Mr. Burnett moved to amend section 14 by striking out of the fourth line thereof immediately after the word “10," the words “make open," and by inserting between the words “grade, improve," the word “or," and also by striking out in the same line immediately after the word “improve," the words, “or discontinue ;"

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Burnett moved to amend section 21 by striking out of the second line thereof the words “one dollar," and inserting

in lieu thereof the words "fifty cents ;' • Which was agreed to.

Mr. Burnett moved further to amend by striking out of section 33 all after the word “purpose,” in the 7th line to the end of the section;

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Burnett moved further to amend by striking out the whole of section 36 ;

Which was agreeed to.

Mr. Burnett moved further to amend by striking out the 41st section and insert the following : .

"Sec. 41. The expense of erecting the dam and constructing the canal aforesaid shall be paid by such voluntary donations as may be made to the said President and Trustees for that purpose, or by leasing the same a given number of years for the completion of the work contemplated in the preceding section of this act, but no tax shall ever be levied by the trustees of said corporation to defray any part of such expense,

and the President and Trustees of the said corporation are · hereby authorized and empowered to use any street in the said village for the purpose of locating and constructing the canal contemplated in the preceding section of this act;"

Which was sgreed to.
On motion said bill was ordered to its third reading now.

It was then read ihe third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

Mr. MaGone from the select committee to which it had been referred, reported back

No. 71, (C.) “ A bill relating to bridges in the city of Milwaukee;'

With amendments.
The amendinents to said bill were concurred in, and

The said bill was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to. · Mr. Phelps, by leave, presented the accounts of Geo. B. Smith and E. Burdick for writing for House of Representatives;

Which was referred to the committee on Legislative Expenditures.

Magone, by leave, presented the account of E. II. Williamson, for writing for Legislative Assembly;

Referred to the committee on Legislative Expenditures.
Mr. Parstow, from the committee on Engrossment, reported

No. 60, (H. of R.) “ A bill to provide for the laying out of the territorial roads therein mentioned,'

As correctly engrossed. Said bill was then read the third tiine ; when Mr. Billings moved to amend the bill, by inserting in the 2d line of section 20, the name of E. Clewitt; ,

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Earll moved to 'amend the bill hy striking out section 14;

Which was agreed to.
Said bill was then passed and the title thereof agreed to.

On motion of Vir. Toard, No. 5, (H. of R.) “A memorial 1o Congress on the subject of the reserved mineral lanıls,"

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