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Which was disagreed to.

On motion of Mr. Hoard, · The said resolution was referred to the committee on the militia. . On motion of Mr. Phelps,

The House adjourned.

Friday, January 16, 1846. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Spaulding. The Journal was read and corrected. Petitions were presented and referred as follows, to wit:

By Mr. Thomas. The petition of the commissioners of common schools of the towns of Lisbon and Monomonee, in the county of Milwaukee, praying for an amendinent of the school act;

Which was referred to the committee on Schools.

Also, the petition of D. Bonham and other inhabitants of Milwaukee county, praying the reduction of rates of toll in flouring mills ;

Which was referred to the committee on Agriculture and Manufactures.

Also, the petition of George Carncross and 79 other inhabitants of Milwaukee county praying for the alteration of a territorial road therein named;

Which was referred 10 the committee on Roads.

Also the proceedings of two public meetings in Milwaukee county in relation to the canal lands;

Referred to the committee on Internal Improvements.

By Mr. Earll. The petition of Aaron S. Cromwell and 25 other inhabitants of school district No. 5, in the town of Elkhorn,

Walworth county, praying for the renewal of a tax warrant;

Which was rererred to the committee on Schools.

By Mr. Sheldon. The petition of John Chadwick and 134 other inhabitants of Racine county, asking the Legislature to pass a law submitting the question of license or no license to sell intoxicating liquors to the electors of the different towns and precincts in the Territory .

Which was referred to the committee on the Judiciary:

By Mr. Darling. The petition of 93 inhabitants of Miltraukee county, remonstrating against any alteration of a certain territorial road therein named; .

Which was referred to the committee on Roads.

By Mr. Thomas. The petition of Peter Hart and other in. habitants of Milwaukee county, in relation to the canal lands;

Which was referred to the committee on Internal Improve. ments.

By Mr. Parker. The Petition of H. Van Vlick and 36 others, inliabitants of Milwaukee county, asking for a division of said county;

Also, four petitions of inhabitants of said county upon the same subject;

By Mr. Barstow. Two petitions of the inhabitants of Mila waukee county upon the same subject.

By Mr. Thomas. The petition of John Davis and other inhabitants of Milwaukee county relative to the canal lands;

Which was referred to the committee on Internal Improve. ments.

By Mr. Pole. Four petitions from the inhabitants of lowa county, praying for a division of said county ;

Which was referred to a select committee consisting of the members from lowa county.

By Mr. Hoard. Ten remonstrances of inhabitants of lowa county against a division of said county';

Which were referred to a select committee consisting of the members from lowa county. "

By Mr. Billings. A remonstrance of sundry inhabitants of Blue River precinct, lowa county, against a division of said county;

Referred to the select committee on that subject.

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By Mír. Thomas, The petition of Lyman Bradley and 41 other inhabitants of Milwaukee county, relative to the canal lands;

Referred to the committee on Internal Improvements...

By Mr. Hoard. Four petitions from the inhabitants of Iowa county, asking for the passage of a law, submitting the question of license or no license to sell ardent spirits to the electors of the several towns and precincts in the Territory; Which were referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. Parker. The petition of Charles H. Larkin and 13 other inhabitants of Milwaukee county, praying for an alteration in the territorial road from Milwaukee to Beloit;

Which was referred to the committee on Roads.

Mr. Barstow introduced the following resolution, which was adopted ;

Resolved, (the Council concurring,) That all petitions and remonstrances relating to the division of Milwaukee county, be referred to a joint select committee, consisting of the delegation from that county of both Houses of the Legislative Assembly.

The following message was received from the Council, to wit :

"Mr. Speaker- The Council have passed

No. 23, (C.) • A bill to provide for the pa:ment of A, Botkin's account for services rendered while Auditor of the Territory ;' also

No. 4, (:) • Joint resolution relative to procuring a sett of standard weights and measures ;' also

No. 3, (C,) • A memorial to Congress for the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers ;' also

No. 4, (H. of R.) • A bill to amend an act entitled an act concerning divorce;'',

With an amendment thereto. In all which the concurrence of this House is requested." Mr. Thomas, by leave, presented the petition of M. S. White and other inhabitants of Milwaukee county relative to the cas nal lands;

Which was referred to the committee on Internal improvements.

Mr. Morrow gave notice that he would, on to-morrow, or or some future day, ask leave to intro: uce a bill providing for the organization of a new county, to be called York, to be composed of the southern part of what is now Portage county. - Mr. Barstow gave notice that he would, on to-morrow, or some future day, ask leave to introduce a bill for the division of the county of Milwaukee and for the formation of a new county. . .

. . Mr. Burnett, from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom the subject had been referred, reported

No. 22, (H. of R.) “A bill for the relief of John J. Driggs;" also,

No. 23, (H. of R.) “ A bill to repeal an act entiiled an act to incorporate the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Company;"

Which was read the first and second times,

Also, reported "a bill to amend the election law concern. ing justices of the peace," ,

Without amendment.

Mr. Magone, from the committee on Corporations. to whom the subject had been referred, reported

No, 24, (H. of R.) “A bill incorporating the first Congre. gational Society of the town of Troy;"

Which was read the first and second times.

Mr. Morrow', from the committee on the Judiciary, to whom the matter had been referred, reported

No. 25, (H. of R.) “A bill 10 organize the county of Sheboygan for judicial purposes; Which was read the first and second times; also,

No. 3, (H. of R.) “ Memorial to Congress on the subject of a mnail route ;"

Which was read the first and second times.

Mr. Morrow, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, to whom the matter had been referred, made the following teport, which,

On motion of Mr. Mooers, Was laid on the table.

The committee on Territorial Affairs, to which was referred the memorial of Daniel Baxter, praying for such action on the part of the Legislature as would secure to him a fair and hon orable remuneration for extra work performed on the Territorial Capitol, and losses, sustained by him in consequence of the depreciation of the bonds held by him against the Territory, after a diligent investigation of the best evidence or authority touching the saine which your committee have been able to procure, beg leave to submit the following report :.

Upon reference to the journal of preceding sessions of the Legislature, it appears this is a subject which has been re. peatedly pressed before the same; and your committee can. not refrain from expressing a regret that so many ineffectual attempts should have been made without arriving at a final settlement of the same with Mr. Baxter..

The delay which has been incurred upon the same, your committee believes has been as litile creditable to the interests of the Territory as agreeable to the members of the Le. gislature, or honorable to Mr. Baxter himself, in thus placing him under the necessity of repeatedly importuning the Legislature for some final action upon his claims, either for or against the same.

By an examination of the reports of previous committees upon this subject, it appears from the Appendix of Council Journal, 1843, page 45, that there was proved due Mr. Bax. ter $1008 55, which was reported for extra work done, and without reference to any damage sustained from any depreciation in the value of territorial bonds—which the committee did not feel warranted in expressing an opinion upon.'

The Appendix of Council Journal :844, page 50, exhibits a report made by a joint committee of the two Houses, who, it appears, was appointed for the specific purpose of closing a settlement with Mr. Baxter.

This commilitee then and there appear to have gone into a more full examination of the accounts and evidence relating to Mr. Baxter's claims than any before or since, and report as the balance due Mr. Laxter, $1372 14.

Your committee, at this late day, hare no other evidence or means of ascertaining the real condition of the justness or unjustness of these claims, upon which io predicate a report, aside from the vagueness of common rumor, than these seve

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