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Ayes-Messrs. Durocher, Lawrence, Noble, Rumsey, Trowbridge—5.

Nays-Messrs. Brown, Connor, Drake, Edwards, M'Donell, Stockton—6.

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the bill was further amended by striking out the words, “ the first,” in the 1st line of the 22d section, and by inserting in the blank in said line the words, its passa ge;" and also, by striking out the words, " the first Monday in April next," in the Gifth line of said section, and by inserting iu licu thereof, the words, “ passage thereof.”

0motion of Mr. M'Donell, the Llank in the 230 section was filled by inserting the names which are inserted in the first section of the bill.

On motion, said bill was tliçn ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-niorrow.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence,

Resolved, That the committee on Territorial Aliairs be instrucled to inquire into the expediency of petitioning Congress, that a grant of one section of land may be made to each county in this Territory, to be located and sold by and under the direction of the Supervisors of the several counties, and the avails expended in building a coart-house and jail in each of the said counties.

The bill to amend the several acts now in force for the regulation of the White-Fishery in the strait of Detroit and the River St. Clair, was taken up, read the third time and passed.

The bill to regulate and improve the navigation of the Black
River, in the county of St. Clair, was taken up and read the third

On motion of Mr. Stockton, the bill was then amended by adding at the close of the 4th section thereof, the following, viz: Provided, That the expense of complying with the provisions of this act, shall be audited and allowed by the Supervisors of said county."

Mr. Rumsey then moved that the bill be laid on the table until to-morrow; and the motion was agreed to.

The bill to prescribe the tenure of office of Auctioneers, and to levy a duty upon sales at auction in certain cases, was taken up, read the third iime and passed.

The bill relative to the oflice and duties of the Auditor of the Territory of Michigan, was taken up and read the third time.

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the bill was then amended by adding at the close of the 4th section the following, viz:-—"not io cxceed seven dollars in any one year.”

dr. Drake moved that the bill be further amended by striking out the words, “ without limitation of time,” in the 2d line of the Ist section, and by inserting in lieu thereofthe words, four years;" and the motion was decided in the negative by the following vote, the ayes and nays being required by Mr. Drako:

Pjes—Messrs. Brown, Connor, Vrake, Trowbridge—1.

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Nays-Messrs. Durocher, Edwards, Lawrence, M'Donell, Noble, Rumsey, Stockton-7.

On motion of Mr. Drake, the word “and” was inserted afıer the word “ compensation,” in the 2d line of the 3d section.

On motion of Mr. Drake, the 1st line of the 7th section was altered so as to read as follows : “ That the duties imposed, and powers conferred upon, the Governor," &c.

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, the 3d section of the bill was then altered so as to read as follows:

“ Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of the Auditor to attend to and report upon all petitions, applications, and other matters, made to the Legislature, when referred to him by resolution.”'

On motion, the question “shall the bill now pass?" was then put, and was decided in the affirmative by the following vote, the aves and nays being required by Mr. Drake:

Ayes-Messrs. Brown, Connor, Durocher, Edwards, Lawrence
M'Donell, Noble, Rumsey, Stockton, Trowbridge-10.

Nays-Mr. Drake.
So the bill passed.

The bill to amend “ an act concerning Estrays," was taken up read the third time and passed.

The bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act for the punishmento crimes," (approved April 13, 1827,) was taken up and read the third tinc.

On motion, the question “shall the bill now pass ?" was the put, and was decided in the aflirmative by the following vote, ayes and mays being required by Nir. Drake:

Ayes--Messrs. Brown, Connor, Durocher, Edwards, Lawrence M'Donel, Noble, Rumsey, Stockton, Trowbridge-10.

Nays---Mr. Drake.

The bill to amend, and in addition to, the acts to divide tlic serê ral counties in this Territory into townships, and for other par poses, was taken up and considered as in committee of the white and,

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, said bill was ordered to be engte: ed and read a third time tomorrow,

The bill to provide for and regulate Common Schools, up and coasidered as is committee of the whole.

Mr. Noble tiica moved that the further consideration of sai bill be postponed until the next session of the Council; and the motion was decided in the negative.

On motion of Mr. Drake, the bill was then ordered to be ex. grossed and read ihe third time to-morrow.

The bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act to incorporate cal Societies for the purpose of regulating the practice of loss and Surry in the Territory of Michigan," was taken up an. ** sidered us is committee of the whole ; and, on motion, said w]** then overcdio be cngrosscd and read a third time to-morror

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The bill in addition to an act, entitled “ an act relative to the city of Detroit,” (approved April 4, 1827,) was taken up; and,

Mr. M'Donell moved that the consideration of said bill be postponed until the next session of the Legislative Council ; and the motion was agreed to by the following vote, the ayes and pays being required by Mr. Drake:

Ayes-Messrs. Brown, Connor, Durocher, Edwards, M'Donell, Stockton, Trowbridge-7.

Nays-Messės. Drake, Lawrence, Noble, Rumsey-4.

On motion of Mr. Drake, the Council went into the consideration of Executive business; and having disposed of the same,

Mr. Drake, from the select committee to whom the subject had been referred by a resolution of the Council, made the following report :

REPORT. The committee, required to inquire into the expediency of defining the powers of Courts to punish for contempt, deeply impressed wiih the importance of the requisition-under the present state of Judicial proceedings in this Territory_deem it unnecessary to trouble the Council with a long review of principles, or in other words, of usages and customs ; it is sufficient, in the estimation of the committee, to know that an evil at present exists—and that the remedy is within the reach of the Council, when in discharge of its legitimate duties.

The committee deem it more proper on this occasion to present briefly to the Council a remedy for the evil so loudly complained of, than to recount exciting causes therefore beg leave to report : A bill defining the powers of Courts of Record in cases of contempt.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan, That the Courts of Record in this Territory, be and they are hereby authorised to punish coatempts of court commited in the presence thereof, with a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding forty-eight hours.

SEC. 2. That in all other cases of contempt, excepting disobedience of legal process, the party complained of shall be entitled to a trial by jury.

The report was read, and the bill accompanying the same was read the first time; and on motion, said bill was read tne second time by its title and laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence,

The memorial to the Congress of the United States, asking ar, appropriation for the purpose of laying out and opening a load from La Plaisance Bay to the Chicago Road ; was to ea up and adopted.

On motion of Mr. Drako,

The report of the Directors of the Clinton River Navigation Company, tras taken up and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

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On motion of Mr. Brown,

Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to examine the act for the limitation of suits on penal statutes, criminal prosecutions, and actions at law; and if any amendments be necessary, the said committee have leave to report by bill or otherwise.

On motion of Mr. Noble, the Council then adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 1829.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Richard.

The President directed a call of the Council, and it appeared that the following members were absent, viz: Messrs. Coonor, Drake, Durocher, Noble, Rumsey, Stockton, Trowbridge.

There not being a quorum, the Sergeant-at-Arms was ordered by the President to require the attendance of the absent members.

At 11 o'clock, Messrs. Connor, Drake, Durocher, Noble, Rumsey, Stockton, and Trowbridge, having appeared, a quorum was formed, and the Council proceeded to business.

Mr. Stockton presented the claim of S. M'Knight for newspapers and printing, for the Council ; of E. D. Ellis, for newspapers for the Council ; of W.L. Newberry, for stationary; and of J. P. Sheldon, for balance due for printing the laws of the first session of the third Legislative Council. Referred to the committee on Expenditures.

Mr. M'Donell moved that a member be added to the committee on Expenditures; the motion was agreed to, and,

The President announced that Mr. Lawrence was appointed to said committee.

Mr. Drake, from the committee of Enrolment, reported as cor. rectly enrolled, bills with the following titles, viz:-“ An act 10 amend the several acts now in force for the regulation of the WhiteFisiisry in the strait of Detroit and the River St. Clair ;" “ an act to amend 20 act, entitled “ an act for the punishment of crimes," (approved April 13, 1827); “ an act to provide for laying out a certain Territorial Road ;" “ an act to provide for the iermination of the present session of the Legislative Council, and for the annual commencement of future sessions of the Council ;" “ an act to amend“ an act concerning Estrays ;” “ an act to provide for laying out and establishing a certain Territorial Road;" “ an act to amend an act, entitled “an act relating to interest on contracis;" “an act to organise the counties of Cass and St. Joseph, and for establishing courts therein ;" “ an act defining the duties of the Treasurer of the Territory of Michigan;" and the President signed the same.

Mr. Rumsey, from the select committee to whom had been committed the 6 bill for the relief of Lucy Berthelet," and certain papers relative to the application of said Lucy Berthelet 1o be divoreed from her husband; reported said bill without amendment and the bill was laid on the table.

Nr. Durochex, from the committee on Claims, to whom was committed, a bill to provide for the payment of certain claims from the Territorial Treasury; reported said bill with amendments, and the bill and amendments were laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Lawrence, the Council went into the consido ration of Executive business; and having disposed of the same,

The bill to provide for and regulate Common Schools, was taken up, and,

Mr. Drake submitted certain amendments for the consideration of the Council; and said bill and amendments were then laid on the table.

A message on Executive business was received by the hands of Mr. E. A. Brush.

The bill to amend“ an act amendatory to certain acts relative to the duties and privileges of townships, and for other purposes," was taken up and read the third time ; whereupon,

Mr. Noble moved sundry amendments to said bill; and, on motion, said bill and amendments were laid on the table.

A message by Mr. E. A. Brush :

Mr. President - The Governor of the Territory has this day approved and signed, an act to amend an act, entitled “ an act relating to interest on contracts ;" “ an act to amend “an act concerning Estrays ;" an act to provide for the termination of the present session of the Legislative Council, and for the apnual commencement of future sessions of the Council ;" “ an act to amend an act, entitled "an act for the punishment of crimes,” (approved April 7,1827); "an act to provide for laying out a certain Territorial Road;" “ an act to provide for laying out and establishing a certain Territorial Road;" “ an act defining the duties of the Trea.. surer of the Territory of Michigan ;" an act to amend the several acts now in force for the regulation of the White-Fishery in the strait of Detroit and the River St. Clair ;” and, an act to organise the counties of Cass and St. Joseph, and for establishing courts therein."

The bill to amend an act, entitled " an act relative to mill-ponds," was taken up and read the third time ; and,

On motion, said bill was then laid on the table.

The bill to amend, and in addition to, the acts to divide the several counties in this Territory into townships, and for other purposes, was taken up and read the third time.

On motion of Mr. Noble, the blank in the 2d section of said bill was filled by inserting the word “ Ontwa.”

On motion, said bill was then passed.

The bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act to incorporate Medical Societies, for the

purpose of regulating the practice of Physic and Surgery in the Territory of Michigan," was taken up and road the third time,

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