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tive to the appointment of a fireman to the governor's room, &c., be taken up ;

Which was agreed to. Mr. Stewart moved that the said resolution be amended by striking out all after the word "resolved," and inserting the following, to wit:

“. That the superintendent of territorial property be requested to inform this house whether he has, on behalf of the territory, employed any one to sweep the halls of the capitol, make fires in the governor's room, &c.;"

Which was disagreed to, The question then recurred on the adoption of the original resolution,

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

Mr. Newell introduced the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit:

Resolved, That the clerk of the house be authorized to employ some suitable person to assist in doing the necessary writing for the house of representatives during the present session."

Mr. Mooers moved that the resolution of the council, concerning the business of the present session, be taken up;

Which was agreed to. Mr. Mooers moved that the said resolution be amended by striking out all after the word "resolved," and insert the following, to wit:

“ It is inexpedient at this called session of the legislative assembly to entertain any other business than that of providing for a convention to forin a constitution, and the necessary incidental business arising from such measure ;"

Which was agreed to. Mr. Botkin moved further to amend said resolution by striking out all after the word " that,” and insert the following, to wit:

"(The council concurring,) There be appointed a committee of three on the part of the house and two on the part of the council, to inquire into the expediency of extending the

present session of the legislature beyond the time necessary to provide for the calling of a convention, and that said committee report by bill or otherwise."

Mr. Holliday moved to amend the amendment by striking out all after the word “resolved," and inserting the original resolution ;

Which motion the speaker decided to be out of order.

The question was then put on the amendment of Mr. Botkin,

And was decided in the negative.

The question then recurred on the original resolution as amended,

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

Messrs. Cothren, Gibson, Holliday, Kinney, Martin, Mooers, Pole, Reed, Stewart, and Walker, (Speaker.)-10.

Those who voted in the negative were, • Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Burns, Burt, Cass, Drake, Featherstonhaugh, Gardner, Hanrahan, Jackson, Newell, Patch, Virgin, Wakeley, Walworth, and Williston,-16.

Mr. Mooers introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That it is expedient to change the time of holding the annual session of the legislative assembly of this territory by such provisions as to commence the same near the close of this session, and that a select committee of three be appointed with instructions to bring in a bill to that effect.",

Mr. Gibson moved to amend said resolution by striking ont the words near the close of this session," and insert in lieu thereof, "the first Monday of February next;

Which was disagreed to. Mr. Holliday moved to amend said resolution by striking out all after the word “resolved;” and inserting the following, to wit :

** (The council concurring.) That the present special session of the legislature be confined entirely to the business for

which they were convened, and such incidental business as may be connected therewith."

And the question having been put on said amendment,
It was decided in the negative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Burns, Cothren, Featherstonhaugh, Gibson, Holli. day, Jackson, Kinney, Martin, Pole, Reed, Stewart, and Walker, (Speaker,)-12,

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Burt, Cass, Drake, Gardner, Hanrahan, Mooers, Newell, Patch, Virgin, Wakeley, Wala worth, and Williston, -14.

Mr. Gibson moved to amend the said resolution by striking out the words "near the close of this session,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “on the last Monday of January next."

And the question having been put on saiù amendment, It was decided in the negative. -Mr. Gibson then moved to lay the said resolution on the table;

Which was disagreed to. Mr. Holliday then moved to amend said resolution by striking out all after the word "resolved," and inserting" that (the council concurring) the present session of the legislalure terminate one week from to-day;"

Which was disagreed to. 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. Babcock, Botkin, Burt, Cass, Drake, Gardner, Hanrahan, Mooers, Newell, Patch, Virgin, Wakeley, Walworth, and Williston, -14.

Those who voted in the negative were,
Messrs Burns, Cothren, Featherstonhaugh, Gibson, Holli-

day, Jackson, Kinney, Martin, Pole, Reed, Stewart, and Walker, (Speaker,)- 12.

The chair appointed Messrs. Mooers, Gibson and Kinney the committee under said resolution.

Mr. Reed gave notice that he should on to-morrow introduce a bill on the subject of the organization of a state government,

On motion of Mr. Gardner, The house adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, October 20, 1847.

The journal of yesterlay was read and corrected.

The speaker laid before the house a communication from the secretary of the territory, in answer to a resolution of the house of yesterday.

[See Appendir.)

Mr. Mooers' moved to dispense with the reading of the communication ;

Which was agreed to. Mr. Mooers then moved to lay the communication on the table, and that the same be printed ;

Which was agreed to. Mr. Kinney introduced the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit:

Resolved, That Mr. Shaeffler, editor of the Wisconsin Banner, be employed to print the numbers of the governor's message ordered in the German language, and James D. Raymond, the publisher of the Northern Light, the numbers ordered in the Norwegian.

A message from the council hv their secretary:

“Mr. Speaker I am directed to inform you that the council have non-concurred in the amendment of the house to

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

Resolved, That the secretary is hereby requested to report to this house a statement of the amount of the appropriation made by the last session of congress for defraying legislative expenses of the territory of Wisconsin ; a copy of the law authorizing said appropriation; and also his instructions in relation to the disbursements of the same.

Mr. Patch introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved. That the Rev. Mr, Reed be requested by the speaker of this house to officiate in opening the sessions by prayer." Mr. Boikin moved to lay the resolution on the table ;

Which was agreed to. Mr. Mooers, from the committee oppointed under the resolution of yesterday, relative to the time of holding tbe annual session of the legislature, reported

No. 1, (H. of R.) "A bill to change the time of holding the next annual assembly, and for other purposes ;"

Which was read the first and second times.

Mr. Patch moved that the rule requiring bills, &c., to be printed before being acted upon in committee of the whole, be suspended :

Which was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Burt, The house then resolved itself into committee of the whole for the consideration of said bill,

Mr. Burns in the chair. The secretary of the council was announced, when the speaker took the chair and the following message was received :

“Mr. speaker-The council have passed

• Joint resolution concerning the payment of the officers,' and

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