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TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 1929.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Wells,

Mr. Irwin presented the petition of Abm. C. Caniff, praying for remuneration for certain services performed by him while Under Sheriff of the county of Wayne, in the absence of the Sherifi of said county. Read and referred to the committec on Claims.

Mr. M’Donell presented the petition and accounts of David Smith, Jos. Loranger, and John Kerby, for services as Commissioners to lay out a Territorial Road from Detroit to Monroe. Said petition was read and was, with the accounts, referred to the committee on Claims.

Mr. Brown presented the petition of John R. Williams, and others, freeholders of the city of Detroit, praying for “legislative interposition to protect and regulate the rights of landlord and tenant."

Read and referred to the committee on the Judiciary. Mr. M'Donell presented the petition of Jeremiah Moors, praying for remuneration for certain work performed by him on the Council Chainber. Read and referred to the committee on Expenditures.

Mr. Drake, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported,

A bill in addition to an act, entitled “an act to regulate the admission and practice of Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,”' (approved April 12, 1929.)

Mr. Irwin, from the committee on Claims, reported,

A bill to authorise the seitlement of certain accounts by the Supervisors of the county of Crawforol, which was read the first and second times, Said bill was theu considered in committee of the whole ; and, on motion of Mr. Irwin, was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. Trowbridge, from the committee on Territorial Affairs, reported,

A bill to organise the counties of St. Joseph and Kalamazoo, and for other purposes ; which was read the first time, and,

On motion of Mr. Drake, said bill was read the second time by its title and laid on the table.

The bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act concerning appeals and writs of error, certiorari, and habeas corpus,” was taken up, read the second time and considered in committee of the whole. On motion, said bill was then ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-morrow,

The bill to prevent the abatement of actions in certain cases, was taken up and read the second time, and considered as in con. milice of the whole.

Nir. Drake moved that the bill be amended by inserting, after the word die,” in the third line thereof, the words,

while an action is pending ;" and the motion was agreed to. Said bill, as amended, was then, on motion of Mr. Drake, ordered to be exgrossed and read the third time on Friday next.

The bill for the relief of overseers of Highways, was read the second time, and having been considered in committee of the whole, was, on motion, ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-morrow.

The bill to amend “ an act concerning Estrays," was taken up and read the second time; and,

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, said bill was then laid on the table.

The bill to amend an act, entitled an act to provide for the election of a Delegate in the Congress of the United States," taken up and read the third time ; and,

On motion of Mr. Irwin, said bill was then laid on the table until to-morrow.

The resolution relative to the sessions of Courts, submitted by Mr. Stockton on the 23d inst, was taken up and adopted.

The resolution relative to amending the criminal laws, submitted by Mr. M'Donell on the 24th inst. was taken up and adopted.

The memorial to the Congress of the United States, relative to an additional body to the Legislature of the Territory, reported from the committee on Territorial Affairs on the 24ih inst, was taken up, and,

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, said memorial was recommitted to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

Mr. Irwin submitted the following resolution :

Resolved, That the committee on Internal Improvement be ipstructed to inquire into the expediency of petitioning Congress to authorise by law a mail route from the city of Detroit to Chicago, on what is usually known as the Chicago Road, and thence, by Fort Winnebago, to Galena, in the State of Illinois; and also a laiteral route from said Fort Winnebago, by the way of Grcen Bay and Mackinaw, to the Saut de Ste. Marie.

Said resolution having been read, it was, on motion of Mr. Schoolcraft, adopted.

Mr. Stockton submitted the following resolution, which was read and laid on the table :

Resalred, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the compensation of Justices of the County Courts, fur their services as cabvassers of the clection for county officers.

Mr. Irwin submitted the following resolutions, which were read and laid on the table :

Resoloed, 'That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so modifying the form of the oath to be taken by the sureties of Sherills and Coroners, that they shall not be required to swear positively that they are severally worth their proportion of the bonds.

Resoired, That said committee also be instructed to inquire into the proprieiy of so ameeding the act concerning Sherifls, that the L'oder Sherit shall be ao horised to perform the duties of high

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Sheriff, when the Sheriff, from any cause whatever, shall be rendered unable to exercise the office.

On motion of Mr. M Donell, the Council then adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 1829. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Wells.

The President presented the communication of the Common Council of the city of Detroit to the Legislative Council, stating the regret of said Common Council that a bill had been introduced for the repeal of certain provisions of the “ act to regulate blacks and mulattoes,” and requesting, in case of the repeal of said provisions, that the Mayor's Court of the city of Detroit be empowered by law, to punish petit larcenies and other offences. Read and laid on the table.

Mr. Lawrence presented the petition of Elizabeth Ann Phillips, (accompanied by several affidavits,) praying that her marriage contract with Robert Phillips may be dissolved by a law of the Legis. lative Council. Referred, with the accompanying papers, to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Brown presented the petition of James Connor, praying for remuneration for contingent expenses in laying out a Territorial Road from Detroit to the county of Macomb. Read and referred to the committee on Claims.

Mr. Rumsey presented the claim of James Patchen for services as a Commissioner to lay out a Territorial Road from Pontiac to Adrian. Referred to the committee on Claims.

A message by Mr. E. A, Brush :

Mr. President—The Governor of the Territory approved and signed, the 28th inst. an act to aniend an act, entitled “ establishing Courts of Probate," (approved April 12, 1827.).

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

Mr. Stockton presented the claim of William Little, for services as a Commissioner to lay out a Territorial Road from Detroit to the River Clinton. Referred to the committee on Claims.

Mr. M'Donell presented the petition of A. H. Aldrich, and others, praying for remuneration for attending as witnesses on the trial of Levi Willard on a charge of murder, Read and referred to the committee ou Claims.

The bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act relating to interest on contracts," was taken up and read the second time.

On motion of Mr. M'Donell, said bill was then laid on the table.

The bill to amend au act, entitled “ an act concerning judgmenti and executions,” (approved April 12, 1827,) and ihe “ act concerning mortgages," was taken up and read the second time. On motion of Mr. M'Donell, said bill was then laid on the table. The bill in addition to an act, entitled " an act to regulate the

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admission and practice of Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,” (approved April 12, 1827,) was taken up and read the second time. Said bill being then in committee of the whole,

Mr. Drake moved that it be amended by striking out the words, "included in," in the 9th line of the bill, and that the words,“ considered as a part of," be inserted in lieu thereof; and the motion was agreed to. The amendmeat having been concurred in by the Council,

Said bill was ordered, on motion of Mr. Drake, to be engrossed and read a third time on Tuesday next.

The bill to set off and organise the township of Saline, in the county of Washtenaw, was taken up; the question being on the passage of the bill

Mr. Rumsey moved that the bill be amended by adding, at the close of the 11th line thereof, the following, viz:-"and all the remaining part of township No. 4 south, of range 6 east, and sections numbered 35, 36, 25, 26, 23, 24, and the south half of sections 13 and 14, in township 3 south, in range 6 east, be set off and form a part of the township of Ypsilanti;), and the motion was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Rumsey, said bill was then passed.

The bill to amend an act, entitled “ an act to improve the navigation of the Huron River of Lake Erie," was taken up and read the third time.

Mr. M'Donell then moved that the blank in said bill be filled so as to read, “the tenth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty ;" and the motion was agreed to.

And the bill as amended then passed.

Mr. Drake having required the ayes and pays on the question of the passage of the bill, they were taken as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Brown, Connor, Edwards, Irwin, Lawrence, M'Donell, Noble, Rumsey, Stockton, Schoolcraft, Trowbridge—11.

Nays-Mr. Drake.

The bill for the relief of blacks and mulattoes, was taken up as in committee of the whole, and having been considered,

Mr. M'Donell moved that said bill be recommitted to the commilice on the Judiciary ; and,

Mr. Drake having required the ayes and nays upon the motion, They were taken as follows:

Ayes-Messrs. Brown, Counor, Edwards, Irwin, Lawrence, M'Donell, Noble, Stockton, Schoolcraft--9.

Nays-Messrs. Drake, Rumsey, Trowbridge-3.

Mr. M'Donell asked and obtained leave to present a communication of the Prosecuting Attorney for the Corporation of the city of Detroit, relative to blacks and mulattoes, and the law relating to them. And said communication having been read,

Mr. M'Donell moved that it be referred, together with the communication from the Corporation of Detroit upon the same subject,

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presented and read this day, to the committee on the Judiciary; and the motion was agreed to.

The President laid before the Council a statement of the Territorial Treasurer of the claims on the Treasury of the Territory, made in conformity with a resolution of the Council adopted on the 14th inst. Said statement was laid on the table,

Mr. Irwin had leave to present a communication from L. T. Smith, Register of the U.S. Treasury, to Lewis Cass, Governor of the Territory of Michigan, requesting the usual estimates for the year 1830; which was read and referred to the committee on Es. penditures.

Mr. Drake gave notice that he should, on a future day, ask leave to bring in a bill to abolish imprisonment for debt.

Mr. Irwin submitted the following, which was read and laid on the table :

“ Whereas doubts have arisen respecting the charter of the Bank of Michigan

Therefore Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of confirming, by law, the charter of said Bank."

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

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THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 1829.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Wells. Mr. Irwin presented the petitions of sundry inhabitants living af Mineral Poini and in its vicinity, in the couniy of Crawfird, pray ing that a new county may be set off and organised agreeably wo the boundaries designated in said petitions-also, the proceedings of certain public meetings upon the same subject ; all of which were, on motion of Mr. Irwin, referred to the committee on Territorial Affairs.

Mr. Noble presented the petition of Joshua Parker, and others praying that the western part of the township of Raisinville, in the county of Monre, may be set off and made a separate township, and be called “ Si ringfield.” Read and referred to the committee on Territorial Alairs.

Mr. Irwin presented the account of Wm. Durell & Co. for furnisling the Council Chamber ; which was referred to the commilice on Expenditures.

Mr. Schoolerast asked and obtained leave to lay before the Council a communication from E. D. Ellis, addressed to himself, in which said Ellis offers to dispose of 4 volumes of the Michigan Sentinel for the use of the C 'uncil. Read and laid on the table.

Mr. M'Donell presented the claim of Audrian Abbou für services and expenditures in pursuing certain horse thieves to the State of New-York ; Also—The claim of Abraham Noyce, for expenditures as

Jaila of the county of Wayne;

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