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most extensive pine lumber region in the United States, with an intelligent, enterprising population-may we not confidently hope that Wisconsin will be the happy abode of millions of freemen, and that her march will be onward until she fills the high destiny that awaits her.

The present legislative assembly having been convened for a special purpose, I have not deemed the present an appropriate occasion to make any suggestions, except in relation to the organization of state government.

Be assured, fellow citizens, you will have my co-operation in the support of all such measures as will promote the good of the people you represent.

HENRY DODGE. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

October 18, 1847.

After the delivery of the message, his excellency the gove ernor retired from the representatives' hall, and

On motion of Mr. Palmer, The convention adjourned.

Mr. Holliday introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved. That one thousand copies of the governor's message be printed in the English and five hundred in the German language, for the use of the members of this house."

Mr. Pole moved to amend the said resolution by striking out one before the word " thousand,” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “five," and striking out the words “and five hundred in the German;"

Which was disagreed to. Mr. Wakeley moved to amend the said resolution by add. ing after the word “German," the words "and three hun. dred in the Norwegian;"

Mr. Botkin moved to amend the amendment by striking out the number "three," and inserting in lieu thereof the number “five ;"

Which was accepted by the mover.
Mr. Burt moved further to amend the said resolution by

striking out the number "one thousand,' in the number of copies to be printed in the English language, and inserting in lieu thereof the number “fifteen hundred ;".

Which was agreed to. The question then recurred on the adoption of the said resolution as amended.

And having been put,
It was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Kinney moved that the house now proceed to the election of speaker;

Which was decided in the affirmative.

And pending the appointment of tellers to receive the bal. lots,

Mr. Wakeley moved that the house adjourn.
And the question having been put on said motion,
It was decided in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Burns, Burt, Cass, Cothren, Drake, Holliday, Jackson, Mooers, Patch, Wakeley, Walker, Walworth, and Williston,- 15.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Gardner, Gibson, Hanrahan, Kinney, Martin, Newell, Pole, Reed, Stewart, and Virgin, --10.

So the house adjourned until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.

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TUESDAY, October 19, 1847.

The unfinished business or yesterday, (it being the election of speaker) was taken up.

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Messrs. Botkin and Kinney were appointed tellers to receive and canrass the votes.

And the votes having been taken and counted, the tellers reported that the whole number of votes given for the choice of speaker was 25.

Necessary to a choice 13-of which Isaac P. Walker received...

15 D. R. Burt...

7 A. Botkin

1 T. Burns ...

2 Isaac P. Walker having received a majority of all the votes given, was declared duly elected speaker of the house of representatives for the present session.

Messrs Gibson and Newell were appointed'a committee to conduct the speaker elect to the chair.

The speaker having taken the chair, returned his thanks to the house for the honor conferred upon him.

Mr. Holliday introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That the standing rules of this house of the last session, with the exception of the thirty-seventh rule, be adopted for the government of this house for the present ses. sion, and that the usual number of copies be printed for the use of this house."

Mr. Wakely moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words “ with the exception of the thirty-seventh rule :"

Which was accepted by Mr. Holliday as a modification of the original resolution.

The resolution as amended was then adopted.
Mr. Kinney introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, That Beriah Brown be employed to do the incidental printing of this house until otherwise ordered."

Mr. Holliday moved to lay the resolution on the table;
Which was decided in the negative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who vated in the affirnative were,
Messrs. Babcock, Burt, Gardner, Hanrahan, Holliday,

Mooers, Patch, Pole, Reed, Virgin, Wakely, and Williston,

12.
Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Botkin, Burns, Cass, Cothran, Drake, Gibson, Jackson, Kinney, Martin, Newell, Stewart, Walworth, and Walker, (Speaker,)-13.

Mr. Gibson moved to amend by striking out the name of “Beriah Brown,” and insert “W. W. Wyman," in lieu thereof;

Which was decided in the negative.
And a division having been called for,
There were 10 in the affirmative, and 13 in the negative.

Mr. Holliday moved to amend by striking out the name of "Beriah Brown," and inserting “ H. A. Tenny,” in lieu thereof;

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

Messrs. Babcock, Gardner, Hanrahan, Holliday, Mooers. Patch, Reed, Wakely, and Williston,-9.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Botkin, Burns, Burt, Cass, Cothran, Drake, Gibson, Jackson, Kinney, Martin, Newell, Pole, Stewart, Vir. gin, Walworth, and Walker, (Speaker,)-16.

Mr. Reed moved to amend by striking out the name of “Beriah Brown," and insert the name of “George Hyer," in lieu thereof;

Which was decided in the negative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,
Messrs. Burt, Holliday, Reed, Virgin, and Williston,-5.
Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Burns Cass, Cochran, Drake Gardner, Gibson, Hanrahan, Jackson, Kinney, Martin, Mooers, Newell, Patch, Pole, Stewart, Wakely, Walworth, Williston, and Walker, (Speaker,)--20.

The question then recurred on the adoption of the original resolution.

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. Botkin, Burns, Cass, Cothren, Drake, Gibsort, Jackson, Kinney, Martin, Newell, Pole, Stewart, Walworth and Walker, (Speaker.)-14.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Babcock, Burt, Gardner, Hanrahan, Holliday, Mooers, Patch, Reed, Virgin, Wakely, and Williston,-11.

A message from the council by their secretary:

“Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform you that the council have organized permanently by the election of ihe Hon. . Horatio N. Wells, of Milwaukee county as president."

Mr. Botkin introduced the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit;

6. Resolved, That the chief clerk be directed to furnish to the postmaster at Madison, the names of the members of the house of representatives, and that the postage of members during the present session be paid out of the funds appropriated by congress to defray the expenses of the legislative Assembly.”

Mr. Kinney introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, By the council and house of representatives of the territory of Wisconsin, that the two houses of the legislative assembly adjourn on Monday the twenty-fifth instant,

Mr. Patch moved to lay the resolution on the table ;
Which was decided in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Burt, Cass, Gardner, Hanrahan, Mooers, Newell, Patch, Pole, Stewart, Wakely, Walworth, and Williston,- 14.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs Burns, Cothren, Drake, Gibson, Holliday, Jackson, Kinney, Martin, Reed, Virgin, and Walker, (Speaker,)-11.

Mr. Virgin moved that the house proceed to elect a sergeant-at-arms,

Which was agreed to.

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