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"Provided, that said chaplains be paid out of the per diem of the members of the house, and that they shall be paid three dollars per day each."

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

Messrs. Babcock Gardner, Holliday, Martin, Mooers, Pule, Reed, Stewart, and Virgin,-9.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Botkin, Cuthren, Drake, Featherstonhangh, Gib. son, Hanrahan, Jackson, Kinney, Patch, Wakeley, Wal. worth, Williston, and Walker, (Speaker,) — 13.

Mr. Martin then moved to amend said resolution as fol. lows, to wit:

"Aniend by striking out the name of Mr. Lord, and add to the resolution the words "apd that he be paid the sum of five dollars per day, out of the per diere of the members of the house.??

The question being on the adoption of said amendment, Mr. Wakeley called for a division of the question.

And the question having first been put on striking out the name of Dir. Lord,

It was decided in the negative.

And the question having been put on the second part of the amendment,

It was decided in the negative.
Mr. Wakeley moved to amend as follows:

" Strike out all after the word 'resolved,' and insert : • That each member of this house be authorized to invite some clergyman to meet him at his room at such times as he may deem proper, and to pay him such compensation therefor out of his own funds as the parties may agree upon, or the emergencies of the case may require.'

And the question having been put on the 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, Burt, Pole, and Wakeley,--4.
Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Babcock, Bo:kin, Cass, Cothren, Drake, Featherstonhaagh, Gardner, Gibson, Hanrahan, Holliday, Jackson, Kinner, Martin, Mooers, Patch, Reed, Stewart, Virgin, Walworth, Williston, and Walker, (Speaker,)--21.

Mr. Pole moved that the further consideration of said resolution be indefinitely postponed ;

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

Messrs. Babcock, Burt, Featherstonhaugh, Holliday, Jackson, Martin, Pole, and Stewart,-8.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Boikin, Burns, Cass, Cothren, Drake, Gardner, Gibson, Hanrahan, Kinney, Mooers, Patch, Reed, Virgin, Wakeley, Walworth Williston, and Walker, (Speaker.)-17.

The question being on the adoption of the resolation,
Mr. Gibson demanded the previous question.
And the question having been put,

Shall the main question be now put ?"
It was decided in the affirmative.

The question then recurred on the passage of the resolu. tion, 3. 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, Cothren, Drake, Gardner, Gibson, Hanrahan, Jackson, Kinney, Mooers, Patch, Reed, Virgin, Wakeley, Walworth, Williston, and Walker, (Speaker,) -17.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Babcock, Burt, Cass, Featherstonbaugh, Holliday, Martin, Pole, and Stewart,-8.

The following message was received from his excellency, the governor, by Geo. P. Delaplaine, esq., his private secretary:

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To the House of Representatives :

In compliance with the request contained in a resolution passed by your honorable body of this date, I have the honor to present for your information the accompanying printed abstract of the official returns of the votes cast for and against the adoption of the constitution, and the number of delegates to form a state constitution as apportioned to the different counties of the territory in August, 1816.

HENRY DODGE.

Mr. Cothren moved that the reading of the abstracts men. tioned in the above message be dispensed with, and that they be printed;

Which was agreed to. (See Appendir.)

Mr. Gardner presented the account of E. B. Dean, jr., for stationery furnished for the present session of the legislature;

Which was, on his motion,
Referred to the committee on legislative expenditures.

On motion of Mr. Cothren,
The house adjourned.

FRIDAY, October 22, 1817.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Penman.
The journal of yesterday was read and corrected.

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

Resolred, by the council and house of representatives of

the territory of Wisconsin, That the secretary be required to purchase the usual quantity of stationery for the next session of the legislative assembly, anil deliver the same to the superintendent of territorial property." A message from the council hy their secretary:

Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform you of the ap. pointinent on the part of the council, of the following joint standing committees, to wit:

On territorial expenditures-- Messrs. Clark, McCartney, and Manahan,

On legislative expenditure-lessrs. Ilolines, Turner, and Whitesides, and

On enrolled bills-Messrs. Darling and Lovell.”
Mr. Burt introduced the following resolution, to wit:

Whereas the interests of the territory of Wisconsin require two sessions of the territorial legislature within the fiscal year of 1847; and whereas the appropriation made by act of congress to defray the legislative expenses of said year

is not sufficient to meet the exigencies of the case, and a territorial debt must necessarily be incurred: Therefore be it

"Resolved, That this house of representatives will observe the most strict and rigid economy possible in the just and equitable disbursement of the same.

And be it further resolved, That to facilitate the dispatch of business, and aroid the further agitation of the subject of the chaplaincy, that when this house next adjourn, it be to three o'clock, P. M., and during the recess of said adjournment, the representatives' hall be given to the members of the legislature and others, for the object of raising a fund for the payment of the services of the chaplains of this legis. lature.”

Mr. Reed demanded a division of the question.
The speaker decided that the question was divisible.

And the question having been put on the adoption of the first proposition of the resolution,

It was agreed to.

And the question being on the adoption of the second proposition contained in said resolution, Mr. Gibson moved to lay the same upon the table ;

Which was disagreed to. Mr. Stewart then moved that the said second proposition be indefinitely postponed ;

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

Resolved, That the superintendent of territorial property be requested to communicate to this house the amount of money contracted to be paid by him for the purchase of stationery for the use of the present session of the legislature.

Mr. Wakeley, from the joint committee of the two houses, to whom was referred the Governor's message, reported

No. 3, (H. of R.) " A bill in relation to the formation of a state government in Wisconsin ;": Which was read the first and second times, and

On motion of Mr. Holliday, The rule requiring bills to be printed before being acted upon in committee of the whole, was suspended in reference to said bill.

Mr. Cothren moved that a joint committee on the part of the house, on territorial expenditures, be appointed to act in conjunction with the committee appointed on the part of the council;

Which was agreed to. The speaker appointed Messrs. Cothren, Newell, Stewart, Reed and Featherstonhaugh the said committee.

Mr. Botkin presented the account of E. B. Dean, jr., for materials furnished' for repairing the capitol.

Also, the account of R. G. Spaulding for work done on the capitol

Which were, on his motion,
Referred to the committee on territorial expenditures.

On motion of Mr. Cothren,
The house adjourned until three o'clock P. M.

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