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Without amendment.

On motion of Mr. Mooers, The rule requiring bills, &c. to be acted upon in committee of the whole before being read a third time, was dispensed with in reference to this bill.

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

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

Be now taken up and re-committed to the committee of the whole;

Which was agreed to.
A message from the Council, by their Secretary:

"Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform you that the Council has passed the following bills and memorial :

No. 5., (H. of R.) ' A bill to authorize 'emison Hamilton to build and maintain a bridge across the Pecatonica river, at New Bedford, io Iowa county;

No. 59, (H. of R.) 1 bill to authorize school district No. 2, in Sheboygan county, to levy a tax for finishing a school house,'

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

No. 66, (H. of R.) 'A bill to amend an act entitled ' an act to incorporate the town of Platteville;'

No. 43, (H. of R.) 'A bill to submit to the inhabitants of the counties of Jefferson and Dodge the question of the division of said counties ;' and

No. 5, (H. of R.) 'A memorial to Congress on the subject of the reserved mineral lands ;'

Without amendment. Also,

No. 57, (H. of R.) A bill defining the time for taking appeals from the vote of school district meetings, and for other purposes

With an amendment ;
In which the concurrence of this House is requested.
Also, that the Council have rejected

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No. 59, (H. of R.) A bill 'regulating the mode of granting licenses to sell ardent spirits ;' Which bill is herewith returned to the House."

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

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

No. 6, (C.) “Memorial to Congress on the subject of harbors on Lake Michigan;"

No. 70, (C.) “A bill relative to the support of the poor in Racine county ;"

No. 7, (C.) “ Resolution in relation to the admission of Wisconsin into the Union as a State;" and

No. 51, (C.) “A bill to provide for the payment to John Catlin, of interest on certain liquidated territorial bonds;"

With amendments. And,

No. 12, (C.) “ A joint resolution instructing the Superintendent of Territorial Property to perform certain duties,"

No.75, (C.) “A bill to pay Moses M. Strong the sum therein mentioned ;

Without amendments. And

No. 69, (H. of R.) “ A bill to organize school district No. 1, in the town of Fond du Lac for special purposes ;"

With amendments. And

No, 84, (C.) “A bill to pay the county of Iowa the sum therein named;"'

No. 76, (C.) 'A bill to authorize the collector of the town of Hudson to collect certain taxes ;'

No. 50, (C.) “ A bill to vacate certain streets in the village of Geneva ;"

No. 8, (C.) “Resolution relating to the extinguishment of the Indian title to the lands north of the Fox river ;"

No. 11, (C.). “A joint resolution instructing the Attorney General to collect certain delinquent taxes."

No. 44, (C.) "A bill to provide for the payment to Alexander Mitchell and Harrison Ludington, of interest on certain liquidated territorial bonds;">

No. 77, (C.) " A bill repealing an act which vacated an alley in Southport;"

No. 89, (C.) 'A bill to amend an act entitled 'an act to provide for the payment to the couuty of Dane the sum therein mentioned,' approved Feb, 22d, 1815;'

No. 73, (C.) “A bill to authorize school district No. 16, in Dane county, to levy a tax to build a school house;"' and

No. 61, (C.) “ A bill to amend an act entitled 'an act to incorporate the Madison Academy;"

Without amendments.

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

Leave was granted.

Memorial No. 6, (C.) was taken up, and the amendments of the committee of the whole were concurred in ;

And the question having been put on ordering said memorial to its third reading,

It was decided in the negative.

No. 70, (C.) was taken up, and the amendinents of the committee of the whole were concurred in.

On motion, said bill was ordered to its third reading now,

And was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

The amendments of the committee of the whole to resolution No. 7, (C.) were then concurred in; when

Mr. Hoard moved to amend by striking out all after the word “Union," in the first paragraph, to the word "and," in the last paragraph ;"

Which was agreed to.
Mr. Billings demanded the previous question.
And the question having been put,
“Shall the main question be now put ?"
It was decided in the negative.

No. 51, (C.) was taken up, and the'amendments of the committee of the whole were concurred in.

On motion, said bill was ordered to its third reading now,

And was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

Resolution No. 12, (C.) was taken up, and ordered to its third reading now,

And was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

No. 75, (C.) was taken up; when

Mr. Morrow moved to amend by striking out "$900," and insert "$500," and the words "towards his professional services."

Mr. MaGone moved to amend the amendment by striking out " $500," and inserting “$1200;"

Which was disagreed to.

The question then recurred on the amendment of Mr. Morrow,

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

Messrs. Barstow, Billings, Brawley, Brown, Burnett, Clapp, Crawford, Croswell, Cruson, Dennis, Earll, Fisher, Graves, Hoard, Jackson, Jones, MaGone, Mooers, Parker, Phelps, Pole, Sheldon, Thomas, Wooster and Darling, (Speaker,) --25.

Mr. Morrow moved to amend by striking out "$900,” and insert “$1800;"

Which was disagreed to.
Mr. Dennis moved to amend by adding:

" Sec. 3. Hereafter there shall be no fees or compensation paid to any other attorney other than the Attorney General, for any services to be performed in the management of any suit or suits in behalf of the 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, Burnett, Clapp, Cruson, Dennis, Earll, Graves, Hoard, Jones, MaGone, Parker, Phelps, Sheldon and Wooster ---- 15.

Those who voted in the negative were,
Messrs. Brawley, Brown, Crawford, Croswell, Fisher, Jack-

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son, Mooers, Morrow, Pole, Thomas and Darling, (Speaker,) -11.

On motion, said bill was ordered to its third reading now,

And was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

No. 69, (H. of R.) was then taken up, and the amendments of the committee of the whole thereto were concurred in.

Mr. Mooers moved further to amend the bill by adding the following section :

“ Sec. 16. The trustees of said district may raise by tax, a sum sufficient to pay the debts of Iowa district incurred in the building and furnishing the school house of said district, to be levied and collected as provided for in section nine of this act: Provided, the legal voters of said district shall vote for said.tax;"

Which was agreed to.
Mr. Burnett moved further to amend by adding:

No religious creed or sectarian principles shall ever be made a requisite either for the admission of scholars into the said school or for the employment of teachers therein; and no particular religious creed or sectarian principles shall ever be taught in said school;"

Which was agreed to.

Said bill was then ordered to be engrossed for its third reading. No. 84, (C.) was taken up; when

On motion of Mr. Phelps,
It was laid on the table,
No. 76, (C.) was taken up; and
On motion, it was ordered to its third reading now,

And was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

The following bills were then taken up, read the third time, passed, and the titles thereof agreed to:

Bills Nos. 50, 77, 89, 73 and 61, (C.) and resolutions Nos. 8 and 11, (C.)

No. 44, (C.) was taken up; when
Mr. MaGone moved 10 lay the same on the table;
Which was agreed to.

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