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THREE O'CLOCK, P. M.

Mr. Holliday moved that the house take a recess until four o'clock, P. M.;

Which was agreed to.
The house having been again called to order,

The following message from the council was received by the secretary thereof:

"Mr. Speaker-The council bave passed

No. 1, (H. of R.) “A resolution in relation to the purchase of stationery.”

On motion of Mr. Kinney, The house adjourned.

SATURDAY, October 23, 1847.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Penman.
The journal of yesterday was read and corrected.
A message from the council by their secretary:
“ Mr. Speaker--The council have passed

No. 1, (C.). " A bill in relation to the formation of a state government in Wisconsin and to change the time of holding the annual session of the legislature.'

In which the concurrence of this house is requested."

The speaker laid before the house a communication from the superintendent of territorial property in answer to a resolution of the house of yesterday, as follows, to wit :

WISCONSIN LIBRARY,

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Hon. I. P. Walker speaker of the House of Representatives :

Sir- In obedience to a resolution of the house of representatives of this day, requesting me to inform the house what amount of money has been by me contracted to be paid for stationery for the use of the present session of the legislative assembly; I have the honor to state that twenty-five per cent, on the wholesale prices of New York, has been the best offer I have received from the dealers in Wisconsin, and that sum has been heretofore allowed; and that the contract with E. B. Dean, jr., was this year on those terms, which prices are extended on his bill as by me certified.

I have the honor to be,
Your obedient servant,

J. GILLETT KNAPP,
Superintendent Territorial Property.

The speaker also laid before the house the following communication from the Rev. Mr. Lord, to wit:

MADISON, October 22, 1847. Hon. I. P. Walker, Speaker House of Representatives :

DEAR SIR-I beg leave respectfully to decline the request to officiate as one of the chaplains of the body over which

you preside.

I should cheerfully have accepted the request, had I not felt aggrieved as a christian minister, at what was said by members respecting my motives in allowing my name to go before them.

Very Respectfully,

C. LORD.

Mr. Kinney moved that the communication be laid upon the table, and printed.

Mr. Burt moved to amend the motion by striking out the words " and printed.",

Mr. Patch demanded the previous question.
And the question having been put,

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

And the question having been put on the amendment, to wit: to strike out the words “and printed ;">

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, Cothren, Featherstonhaugh, Gardner, Hanrahan, Holliday, Jackson, Martin, Patch, Pole, Stew, art, and Virgin,-13.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Cass, Drake, Gibson, Kinney, Mooers, Newell, Reed, Wakeley, Walworth, Williston, and Walker, (Speaker,)—13.

The question then recurred on the original motion,
And having been put,
It was decided in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who yoted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Babcock, Botkin, Cothren, Drake, Featherstonhaugh, Gardner, Gibson, Hanharan, Kinney, Mooers, Reed, Wakeley, Walworth, Williston, and Walker, (speaker,)-15.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Burns, Burt, Cass, Holliday, Jackson, Newell, Patch, Pole, Stewart and Virgin,-11.

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

" Resolved, That the use of this Hall be, and is hereby tendered to the Rev. Mr. Penman, for the purpose of holding divine services to-morrow."

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

3* Resolved, That the use of the hall of representatives be given to Prof. Root, of Waukesha, this evening, for the purpose of presenting to the members of the legislature and citizens, a general plan of education in the state when organ: ized.”

Mr. Botkin presented the account of W. H. Foot, for hauling journals of the late territorial convention;

Which, on his motion, was referred to the committee on territorial expenditures.

Mr. Kinney moved that the house resolve itself into committee of the whole for the consideration of the following bills, to wit:

No. 2, (H. of R.) A bill for the organization of a state government;"

No. 3, (H of R.) "A bill in relation to the formation of state government in Wisconsin."

No. 1, (C.) “A bill in relation to the formation of a state governmnnt in Wisconsin, and to change the time of holding the annual session of the legislature ;"

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Stewart in the chair, And after some time spent therein, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported progress on said bills, and asked leave to sit again thereon.

Leave was granted.

On motion of Mr. Cothren,
The house adjourned till two o'clock, P. M.

TWO O'CLOCK, P. M.

On motion of Mr. Mooers, The house again resolved itself into committee of the whole for the further consideration of bills No. 1, (C.) and Nos. 2 and 3, (H. of R.)

Mr. Stewart in the chair,

And after some time spent there in the committee rose, and by their chairman reported bill No. 1, (C.) with amendments, and bills Nos. 2 and 3, (H. of R.) without amendment.

And pending the question on concurring in the amendments of the committee to bill No. 1, (C.)

On motion of Mr. Mooers, The bill was laid on the table.

On notion of Mr. Patch, The house adjourned.

MONDAY, October 25th, 1847.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Penman.
The journal of Satur:lay was read.

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

" Resolved, (the council concurring,) That on Wednesday, the 27th of October instant, this house adjourn, sine die."

Mr. Gibson presented the account of Samuel Ryan, for printing ;

Which, on his motion, Was referred to the committee on territorial expenditures.

Mr. Mooers moved that No. 1, (C.) "A bill in relation to the formation of a state government in Wisconsin, and to change the time of holding the annual session of the legislature,” Be taken up ;

Which was agreed to. And the question being on concurring in the amendments of the committee of the whole to said bill,

Mr. Wakeley called for a division of the question.

And the question being on concurring in the first amendment of said committee, which was as follows, to wit:

"To strike out the words 'first Tuesday of December,' and insert the words fourth Monday of November,' in lieu thereof;"

Mr. Newell moved to amend the said amendment by strik

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