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discovered them and called to them to bring it back, which they refused to do. The Captain, with several other men, came over to this shore, found the Indians who took his boat, and chastised one or two of them with a stick, and in the melee one of his men was severely hurt with a club in the hands of one of the Indians. The Indians then ran, and the citizens, a number of whom had by this time collected, fol. lowed them a little way and returned. In a short time the. Indians came back also. All the citizens having by this time assembled, Capt. James B. Estes and Booth advanced towards them, unarmed, and in a peaceable manner, mabing friendly manifestations--all of which time the Indians threatened by drawing their knives, throwing off their blankets, waiving their guns in the air, and pointing them towards the whites. Finding it impossible to pacify or appease them, they separated, and in a moment they fired upon the citizens—the next minute their fire was returned and four of them fell.

The Indians have sent their runners in various directions to collect their scattered bands. We have also sent to several places for aid, and have already received a considerable reinforcement,

These, sir, are the facts as they occurred ; and we now ask your assistance, if any you have to offer, or if 'it be not in your power to send it, we are determined to defend ourselves. Nor will we rest until we kill or drive every Indian on the Wisconsin to their own ground west of the Mississippi.

We have organized in a proper manner by electing our offia cers, viz: James B. Estes, captain ; Stephen P. Hollenbeck, 1st lieutenant; Robert McCloud, 2d, and Andrew R. McFarland, orderly sergeant. The meeting would respectfully ask your approval of the officers elected. The number of men here collected and under arms at this time are upwards of forty.

ISAAC O'CHETTEN, President.

THOS. I. PARISH, Vice Prest.
HENRY B. WELSH,
HENRY B. MOORE, I

Secretaries.

On motion of Mr. Billings, The said message and the communication therein referred to, were referred to the committee on the Militia.

A message from the Council by their Secretary:

“Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform you that Moses M. Strong, Esq. has been appointed on the part of the Council a member of the joint committee on the following resolution :

No. 7, (H. of R.) “Resolution for the appointment of a committee to examine the Bank of Mineral Point.""

The Speaker announced the appointment of Armstead C. Brown of the committee under the above named resolution.

Mr. Sheldon, from the joint committee appointed under a joint resolution of the two Houses “to examine, count and cancel all evidences of indebtedness in the territorial treasury and Auditor's office, which the Secretary of the Territory is not instructed to pay;" made the following report. (See Apa pendix.]

On motion of Mr. MaGone, Ordered, that the said report be transmitted to the Council for their consideration.

Mr. Burnett from the committee on the Militia to which had been referred the message of the Governor on that subject, by the unanimous leave of the House reported,

No. 10, (H. of R.) “ Resolution requesting the Secretary of War to order a corps of dragoons to Fort Crawford," and

No. 70, (H. of R.) “A bill to repeal certain acts therein named and to revive the act of the Revised Statutes entitled fan act relating to the militia ;'"

Which were read the first and second times,

And the rule having been suspended for that purpose the said resolution and bill were severally read the third time, passed, and the titles thereof agreed to.

A message from the Council, by their Secretary: “Mr. Speaker--The Governor has informed the Council that he has on this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of the Territory :

• An act to provide for laying out certain territorial roads ;'

"An act in relation to common schools in the city of Mila waukee;'

"An act making appropriations out of the territorial treasury to pay certain debts therein named ;'

"An act to pay the county of Iowa the sum therein named;'

"An act to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Madison Academy;""

"An act to provide for the payment of interest on certain liquidated territorial bonds ;'

"An act to authorize certain persons to build a dam across the Milwaukee river ;' and

Resolution relative to the offices of the Auditor and Treas. urer of the Territory."

I am directed to inform you that the Council has passed

No. 70, (H. of R.) "A bill to repeal certain acts therein named, and to revive the act of the Revised Statutes entitled "an act relating to the militia,''

With an amendment,
In which the concurrence of this House is requested.
I am directed to inform you that the Council has passed

No. 10, (H. of R.) • Resolution requesting the Secretary of War to order a corps of dragoons to Fort Crawford,'

With an amendment;
In which the concurrence of this House is requested.

The Governor has informed the Council that he has this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of the Territory:

"An act to provide for the payment of the expenses of the Legislative Assembly for the year 1846. ”

The message of the Council was taken up, and the amendments of the Council to

. No. 70, (A. of R.) “A bill to repeal certain acts therein named, and to revive the act of the Revised Statutes entitled 'an act relating to the militia ;”

Were concurred in ;

And the question having been put on concurring in the amendments of the Council to

No. 10, (H. of R.) “ Resolution requesting the Secretary of War to order a corps of dragoons to Fort Crawford;"

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, Dennis, Earll, Fisher, Graves, Hoard, MaGone, Mooers, Pole, Sheldon, Thomas and Wooster,—16.

Those who voted in the negative were, Messrs. Brown, Burnett, Cruson, Jackson, Jones, Parker and Darling, (Speaker,)-7.

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

The joint committee on Enrollment report as correctly enrolled,

"An act to repeal certain acts therein named, and to revive the act of the Revised Statutes entitled an act relating to the militia ;'" and

“Resolution requesting the Secretary of War to order a corps of dragoons to Fort Crawford and for other purposes."

C. CROSWELL. Said act and resolution were signed by the Speaker.

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 this day, approve, sign and deposite in the office of the Secretary of the Territory,

"An act to repeal certain acts therein named, and to revive the act of the Revised Statutes entitled 'an act relating to the militia ;'

"An act to organize school district No. 1, in the town of Fond du Lac for special purposes ;'

"An act to amend the several acts of this Territory, concerning the supreme and district courts;' and

Resolution requesting the Secretary of War to order a corps of dragoons to Fort Crawford and for other purposes.'”

A message from the Council, by their Secretary:

“Mr. Speaker-The Governor has informed the Council that he has this day approved, signed and deposited in the of. fice of the Secretary of the Territory : • An act to incorporate the village of Sheboygan,' and

An act to incorporate the village of Prairie ville."" Mr. Mooers introduced the following resolution;

Which was adopted, to wit:

Resolved, That a committee of two be appointed to be joined by a similar committee to be appointed on the part of the Council to wait upon his Excellency the Governor and inform him that the two Houses have disposed of the business before them, and are now ready to adjourn, and to enquire if he has any further communication to make to them.

The chair appointed Messrs. Hoard and Mooers of the committee on the part of the House under the above resolution.

A message from the Council by their Secretary: “Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform you that Messrs. Catlin and Frank have been appointed a committee on the part of the Council to wait upon his Excellency the Governor and inform him that the two Houses have completed the business before them, and are now ready to adjourn, and ask him if he has any further communication to make to them.

I am also directed to inforın you that the Council are now ready to adjourn without day.

Mr. Mooers offered the following resolution ;
Which was adopted, to wit:

Resolved, That the Chief Clerk be directed to inform the Hon. Council that the House of Representatives is about to adjourn sine die.

Mr. Mooers from the joint committee appointed to wait upon the Governor, reported that the committee had performed the duty assigned them, and were informed by his Excellercy that he had no further communication to make to the two Houses.

Mr. Burnett offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the thanks of this House 'are due and are hereby tendered to the Hon. Mason C. Darling, for the able and impartial manner in which he has discharged the duties of Speaker of the House of Representatives during the prese ent session; !

Which was unanimously adopted.
Mr. Burnett then moved that the House adjourn sine die;
And the question having been put,
It was decided in the affirmative.
The Speaker rose and addressed the House as follows:

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