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into the Treasury of the Territory, and for the purposes hereinafter mentioned, the sum of three thousand dollars, by inselneurs, as follows: that is to say ; five hundred de llars in six monthsatur dhe bank shall have commenced business accurding to the usual custom of banking operations, and five hundred collars to be paid thereafter semi-annually, until the whole sum is paid into the Treasury as aforesaid, under the same restrictions as is provided for in the preceding section.

Sec. 10. That the said sam of three thousand dollars shall be excinsively appropriated to make the following improvements, and for no other purpose : that is to say; two th us ond five hundred dollars of said sun to be appropriated for construcing and building frie bridges across the following streams or rivers between the city of Detroit and the village of Monroe : that is to say ; upon the River Rouge, the River Ecorce, the River Hurun, and the River Raisin, on the United States' Road, leading from the city of Detroit io the foot of Miarai Rapids of Lake Erie, or upou such other practicable and direct route between the said city of Detroit and village of Dioproe, as the Legislature shall herealier by law prescribe : and the remaining five hundied dollars of said sum shall be appropriated, in like manner, to defray the expenses of opening and making a road

upon Jefferson Avenue, from the city of Detroit to Grosse Pointe, the same being a continuation of the United States' Road aforesaid: Provided however, That if the government of the l'nited States shall extinguish the title to the present Tull Bridges on said rivers or streams, or cause free bridges to be built thereon, in that case the said bank shall be released from the payment of two thousand five hundred dollars of the sum named in this and the preceding section of this act."

The question on the amendment was put and was decided in the negative; whereupon,

Mr. M'Donell called for the ayes and nays, and they were taken as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Connor and M'Donell-2. Nxys–Messrs. Browo, Drake, Durocher, Edwards, Irwin, Lar. reace, Noble, Rumsey, Schoolcraft, Stockton, Trowbridge-11.

Mr. Brown then moved, that ihe bill be further amended, by striking out the work“ elevenih” and “ twenty-third,” in the first sectiva, so that the eleventh and twenty-third sectives of the act to which the bill is amendatory, may be retained in said aci.

The motion wis decided in the negative ; and,

Nir. Brown baring required the ages and nays on the question, they were taken as follows:

Ay’s---Hessrs. Brown, Cornor, Edwards--3.

Nys-Messrs. Drake, Durocher, Irwin, Lawrence, V'Donell, Nohle, Roney, Schoolcraft, Stock:01, Trowbridge-10.

The question “ shill the bill pass was then put, and was de. cided in the affirmative.

The “bill to organise the township of Plainfield, in the county of St. Clair," was taken up, read the third time, and again laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Connor, the report relative to the appointinent of a Printer for the Countil, made this day from the select committee of that subject, was taken up and adopied.

Mr. Drake submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :

Resolved, That the committee on Territorial Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorismg, by law, the laying out of a Territorial Road from the northeast corner of township five north of range eleven east, along the east line of said range, to the base line, and thence to the end of Woodward Avenue, in the city of Detroit; and that the committee report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Drake also submitted the following, which was laid on the table :

Resolved, That the committee on Territorial Affairs be instructa, od to inquire into the expediency of au horising, by law, the laying out of a Territorial Road from the village of Pontiac, the seat of justice in the county of Oakland, to the village of Ann Arbor, the seat of justice in Washtenaw county; and that the commitice have leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Schoolcraft submitted the following resc'ution, which was laid on the table :

Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of altering the terms of the County Court in the county of Chippewa.

Mr. Schoolcraft also submitted the following, which was laid on the table :

Resolred, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of exiending the provisions of the “ for the support and maintenance of illegiumate children," wu ingian mothers, living within the bounds of any incorporated township within the Territory.

Mr. Trowbridge submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :

Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of amending the law "jucorporating the Clinton River Navigation Company," so as to leave the locks on said River open from the first day of April until the fifteenth day of Alay, in each year.

Mr Stockton submitted the following resolution, which was laię on the table :

Resolred, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing, by law, for the more speedy and effecival collection of non-lesident taxes, by establishing the office of County Auditor, within the several counties of this Territory.

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The following message from the Governor of the Territory, was received by the linds of Mr. R. A. Forsyth : “ To the Legislative Council :

There are seven Indians of the Winnebago tribe confined ab Prairie du Chien, two of them charged with the murder of the fasi mily of Methode, in March, 1826, three others, charged with the murder of two persons in Gagner's family, in June, 1827, and two others, charged with the attack upon a boat descending the Missis: sippi, in June, 1827. The government is desirous that these pera sons should be tried as soon as practicable, and a trial is demanded as well by policy as by justice. They have been some months in confinement, and their appreheusion and detention have caused consin derable excitement among the Indians in that quarter. This will probably continue, and perhaps increase, until their fate is ultimately known. The annual term of the Superior Court of the county of Crawford is in the month of May, and the Judge has been prevented from holding it during the present month by the expiration of his term of service ; and by the necessity of his repairing to this place to take the oath of office prescribed by law.

Under these circumstances, I recommend that provision be made for a special session of that Court, sometime during the summer, at which these persons may be tried.

I also recommend a re-examination of the Jury law, with a view to its application to the circumstances of Crawford county. Some of the requisitions of the present law cannot be enforced there, and the proceedings of the Courts must be stayed until the necessary alterations are made.

LEW. CASS. May 19, 1828.” The message having been read, it

was, Oo motion of Mr. Schoolcraft, referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Lawrence moved that the Council do now adjourn; and the motion was decided in the negative.

The resolutions submitted by Mr. M'Donell on the 14th inst. relative to the precedency of the Judges of the Supreme Court, and to the filing of their opinions, &c. were taken up and adopted.

Mr. Rumsey submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :

Resolved, that the cominiitee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing two sessions of the Circuit Court in the county of Washtenaw; and report by bill or others wise.

A motion of Mr. Stoekten, the Council thun adjourned.

TUESDAY, May 20, 1828.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Richard.

Mr. Irwin moved that the Council do now proceed to ballot for a Printer for the Council; and the motion was decided in the affirmative.

Messrs. Irwin and Noble were appointed to count the ballots; and on coupling the same, it appeared that John P. Sheldon received eighi voies, Joseph Seymour, tour, and Sheldon & Wells, one voie. Whereupon), John P. Sneldon was declared to be the Prmer for the Council. Op motion of Mr. Irwin,

Resolved, That a committce of two members be appointed, whose duty it shall be to select such bilis as it may be necessary to print, and to direct the printing theieof.

And Messrs. Irwin and Lawrence were appointed said select committee,

Ilie President announced the appointment of Messrs. Schoolcraft, Stockton, and M'Donell, as the committee on Expenditures.

Mr. Rumsey moved, that there be added to the commiliee on Territorial Aưairs, two members ; the motion was agreed 10;

And the President announced ihat Messrs. Lawrence aud Stockton were appointed to the committee on 'i erritorial Affairs.

I he President also announced that Mr. Irwin was appointed to the committee on Roads.

Mr. Drake, from the committee of Enrolment, reported, as corrocily enrolled, the bill entitled

“ An act 10 amend an act entitled " an act iv incorporate the Bank of Monroe;" and the President signed the same.

On motion of Mr. Rumsey,

The “ bill for the relief of Bethuel Farrand," was taken up, as in committee of the whole ; and having been considered, was reported to the Council wihunt amendmeni.

Said bill was then, on motion, laid on the table until to-morrow. un motion of Mr. Stuckton, 1 he “Lill to organise the township of Plainfeld, in the county of St. Clair," was taken up; the question being on its passage ; and was, un motion, again luid on the table until to-morrow.

Mr. Noble submilled the following resoluion, which was laid on the table :

Resolved, That the committee on 'Territorial Afairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of auhurising, by law, ihe mark ng and laying out of a road froni the villige vt Muurve, in the county of Monroe, lo Ypsilanti, in the county of Washitenaw, in this I erritory.

The resolutiou submitted on the 15th inst. by Mr. Trowbridge, relative to reporting the provision of a law which authorises the e swing launds liy hill-Punds, was then up and duopred.

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Mr. Drake then moved to reconsider the motion for the adoption of the said resolution; and the motion was agreed to.

Mr. M'Donell then moved that the words “ Territorial Affairs," be stricken out; and the motion was agreed to.

Mr. Drake then moved that the words, " a select committee," be inserted, so as to refer the inquiry is a select committee. This motion was modified, so as io mi ke it read, ** a select commulee of three members." The motion was then agreed to ; and the resolation as amended, was then adopted.

The President announced that the select committee comemplated by the said resolution were,

Messrs. Drake, Lawrence, and Rumsey..

The two resolutions subinitted yesterday by Mr. Schoolcraft, were severally taken up and adopted.

The iwo resolutious submitted yesterday by Mr. Drake, relative to certain roads, were severally taken up and adopted.

The resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Scockton, relative to a County Auditor, was taken up and adopied.

The resolution subinted on the 15th inst. by Nir. Trowbridge, relative 10 repealing that portion of the act for the support of commoo Schools, which imposes a penally on lowaships, was taken up and adopted.

The resolution submitted by Mr. Drake on the 17th inst, authorising Ch. C. Trowbridge to receive the money appropriated by Congress for the expenses of the legislative Council, &c. was taken up, read the second time, and considered in computee of the whule; and the further consideration thereof was, ou mrution, posipoved until tomorrow.

Mr. Durucher submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the cable :

Resoleeld, That the laws of this session of the Legislative Council, whea approved by the Governor, be published in all ile newspapers in this Territory, to wit: the Detroit Gazelle, the vichigan Herald, and the Michigan Sentinel.

Mr. Scockton submitted the following resolution, which was laid on the table :

Resoloed, That the committee on Territorial Alliirs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing, by law, for the ereciwn of good and sufficient locks or siu.ceways, in all Mill aus ihat are or may liereafier be erected across any navigable rivers in this Territory, so as to admit the passage of boats and ratis.

Mr. Brown submitted the following resulation, which was laid on

Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be requested to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bil concerung uluess, ICH:, and the renewal of leases.

Nr. Trowbridge subunited the following resolution, which was laid on the table :

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