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NO. 14.

A resolution relating to the transportation of the mail from Madison to

Milwaukee.

Resolved by the Council and House of Representatives, That the post master of this place be, and he is hereby authorized to continue the contract made with the mail contractor or [on] route No. 2904, for carrying the mail from Madison to Milwaukee and back once a week extra, until the close of the next session of the Legislative Assembly.

Approved, December 22, 1838.

NO. 15.

Resolution to authorize E. Childs, chairman of the committee of arrangements

to procure such articles as may be necessary for the next session of the Legislative Assembly.

Resolved by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That E. Childs, chairman of the committee on arrangements of the House of Representatives, be instructed to procure, during the vacation, such articles as may be necessary for the accommodation of the Legislature during the next session.

Approved, December 22, 1838.

NO. 16.

Afresolution to suspend the 14th and 15th of the joint rules of the two Houses.

Resolved by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That the fourteenth and fifteenth of the joint rules of the two Houses be suspended, in order that bills, resolutions and memorials may be sent from one House to the other for concurrence on the last day of the session, and likewise that bills, resolutions and memorials may be sent on the last day of the session to the Governor for his signature.

JOHN W. BLACKSTONE, Speaker House Representatives. WILLIAM BULLEN,

President of the Council.

RESOLUTIONS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION, SECOND LEGISLATIVE

ASSEMBLY, WISCONSIN TERRITORY.

1839.

NO. 1.

Joint Resolution concerning the joint rules and the regulations of the Library.

Resolved by the Council and House of Representatives, That the joint rules and orders of the two Houses, and the rules and regulations of the Library of the last session be adopted during the present session.

LUCIUS I. BARBER, Speaker House of Representatives,

JAMES COLLINS,

President of the Council.

NO. 2.

Joint Resolution concerning the printing of bills.

Resolved by the Council and House of Representatives, That whenever any bill, joint resolution or memorial, shall be printed in either House, that thirty copies of the same be ordered for the use of the Council and sixty for the use of the House.

LUCIUS E BARBER, Speaker House Representatives,

JAMES COLLINS,

Presidents of the Council.

NO. 3.

Joint resolution relative to the incidental printing of the Legislative Assembly.

Resolved by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That Josiah A. Noonan be employed to

execute all the incidental printing of the Legislative Assembly, during its present session.

LUCIUS I. BARBER, Speaker House Representatives, JAMES COLLINS,

President of the Council.

NO. 4.

Preamble and resolution relating to the loan made by Moses M. Strong Esq.

for the use of the Legislative Assembly.

Whereas, Moses M. Strong, fiscal agent of the Legislative Assembly of Wisconsin Territory, did on the 26th day of December, A. D. 1838, burrow of Messrs. Collier and Pettis of St. Louis, Missouri, fifteen thousand dollars, and in consideration of said loan, promised the said Collier and Pettis, to pay them the said sum of fifteen thousand dollars, in ninety days from the date of said contract with interest at the rate of seven per cent per annum, for which payment: the said fiscal agent pledged the faith of this Territory ; and whereas a large portion of the money received by the said fiscal agent from the said Collier and Pettis, was of a kind not authorised by the resolution of the Legislative Assembly.

Be it Resolved by the Council and House of Representatives, That the Legislative Assembly, approve of said loan, and hereby ratify and agree to the contraci made on the 26th December, 1838, by Moses M. Strong fiscal agent of the Legislative Assembly, with Messrs. Collier and Pettis.

Approved January 25, 1839.

NO. 5.

Resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Territory to borrow money.

Resolved by the Council and House of Representatives of Wisconsin Territory, That William B. Slaughter, Secretary of the Territory, be authorized to borrow, at an interest not exceeding seven per cent, the sum of twenty thousand dollars current money, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the Legislative Assembly, and that the money appropriated by Congress to defray said expenses, and the faith of the Territory are hereby pledged for the

a safe depository accessible to all, of the documents and other materials necessary for a correct history of the labors, and varied trials of those who have laid, or shall lay the foundation of the several independent governments connected, or to be connected with these United States; and whereas it has been the practice of other States and Territorial Governments, to aid and co-operate with said society in this interesting object by furnishing the same with their printed laws, and Legislative proceedings, therefore, · Resolved by the Council and House of Representatives of the

Territory of Wisconsin, That the Governor be requested to transmit to the Secretary of the American Antiquarian Society, one copy of all such laws, resolutions, and journals, as have been, or may hereafter be printed by order of the Legislative Assembly, together with a copy of such maps, and documents of the Territory as may tend to elucidate its present and earlier history, which have been or may hereafter be printed for the use of the Territory.

LUCIUS I. BAABER, Speaker House Representatives,

JAMES COLLINS,

President of the Council.

NO. 10.

Resolution for a day of Thanksgiving. Resolved by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, That the Governor be, and he is hereby requested to issue, within the present and each succeeding year, his proclamation to the inhabitants of this Territory, recommending to them the observance of a day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for his blessings to us as a people, which day shall be selected at the discretion of the Governor, and disignated in his proclamation.

LUCIUS I. BARBER, Speaker House. Representatives,

JAMES COLLINS,

President of the Council.

NO. 8.

Preamble and resolution to authorize William T. Sterling to collect certain

monies therein mentioned.

Whereas a resolution was adopted by the Legislative Assembly of Wisconsin, at its June session in Burlington, authorizing Jesse B. Webber of that city, to sell at public auction all the desks, tables, chairs and all other property belonging to the Territory of Wisconsin, the avails of which were to be deposited to the credit of the Territory :

And whereas the avails of said sale, if such sale was made, have not yet been deposited as required by the above recited resolution: Therefore :

Resolved by the Council and House of Representatives, That William T. Sterling, be authorized to ascertain by written communication if the sale of the property has been effected, and if so, to require of Jesse B. Webber to pay over such sum of money as may be due the Territory arising from such sale, and to take all such legal steps in manner aforesaid, in the primises as may be necessary to affect the collection of the money. If no sale has been made, then the said William T. Sterling is hereby authorized to designate some suitable person in the city of Burlington, to make sale at public auction of all the articles belonging to the Territory, which may there be found, and to deposite the avails thereof, forthwith to the credit of the Territory, with the Territorial Treasurer.

LUCIUS I. BARBER, Speaker House Representatives, JAMES COLLINS.

President of the Council.

NO. 9.

A resolution requesting the Governor to transmit certain documents to the

Secretary of the American Antiquarian Society.

Whereas, the American Antiquarian Society established at Worcester in the State of Massachusetts, in its original design embraced in its objects, not only the important one of collecting and perpetuating the memorials of that ancient race of men who first inhabited this continent, but also with others, that of affording

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