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With the amendments of the house of representatives to the same, Were referred to a select committee,

Ordered, That Messrs. Parker, Mills, and McLaughlin be that com. mittee.

Mr. Servant, from the committee on finance to which had been referred the communication of the State Treasurer requesting instructions of ibe legislature relative to the proper mode of proceeduie in relation to the reception of the surplus revenue due ihis state froin the United States, under the provisions of the act of Congress, of the 23d of June, 1836,

Reported that, in the opinion of the committee, the State Treasurer is, by an act of the General Assembly of this state, passed at its present session, fully authorized to ask for, and receive the surplus revenue now due this state, and make the proper vouchers therefor; and to make such arrangements for procuring such revenue as he may think most conducive to the interest of the state.

Your committee are therefore of opinion, that further legislation on the subject is unnecessary.

Which was read, and
Concurred in.
On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, January 25, 1837.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment,
Mr. Pruyne presented the petition of the trustees of the town of
Chicago praying for the passage of an act therein named,

Which was read, and
On his motion,
Referred to the committee on canal and canal lands.

Mr. Craig presented the petition of sundry citizens of Montgomery county for the alteration of a state road therein named,

Which was,
On his motion,
Referred to a select committee.
Oredered, That Messrs. Craig, Borrough, and Parrish be that com-

Mr. Thomas presented the petitions of sundry citizens of Morgan, county praying aid in the construction of the Winchester, Lynnville, and Jacksonville rail road, Which was,

mittee.

On his motion, Referred to the committee on internal improvement. Mr. Hacker, from the select committee to which had been referred the petitions and remonstrances of sundry citizens of Adams county relative to a certain state road from Quincy to Pittsfield,

Reported as follows, viz:

“That they have had the subject under consideration, and from a careful examination of the petition, we find it to contain 66 petitioners praying the repeal of a law past the General Assembly or the 15th day January, 1836, locating a state road in the said county of Adams. Then by reference to the remonstrance we find 137 remonstrating against the repeal of the above recited act.

Your committee believing that it is a maxim in all republics that a majority should govern, therefore they return to the Senate the peti. tion and remonstrance, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of said subject,

Which was done.
Mr. Hackelton, from the committee on enrolled bills,
Reported as correctly enrolled, bills of the following titles, viz:

“An act to vacate part of a state road leading from Rushville in Schuyler county to Commerce in Hancock county;"

"An act for the benefit of James N. Clark administrator of the estate of Benjamin A. Clark, deceased;" and

The resolutions instituting an inquiry into the affairs of the State Bank of Illinois, and the Bank of Illinois at Shawneetown.

Mr. Vance, from the select committee to which was referred the blll from the House of Representatives for locating a slate road from Shelbyville to intersect the state road from Danville to Chicago,

Reported said bill back with an amendment,
Which was read, and
Concurred in.
Ordered, That the bill be read a third time as amended.

Mr. Warren from the select committee to which was referred the bill for the relief of the sheriff of Shelby county,

Reported said bill back without amendment,
Ordered, Thatit be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Ross, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of sundry citizens of Pike county to incorporate the Pittsfield aca

demy,

Reported a bill entitled
“An act to incorporate the Pittsfield academy,"
Which was read, and
Ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Weatherford, from the select committee to which was referred the bill for establishing a state road from Meacham's ferry to Carlinville,

Reported said bill back with sundry amendments,

Which were read, and
Concurred in, and the bill was)
Ordered To be engrossed for a third reading as amended.

Mr. Parker from the select committee to which was referred the bill from the house of representa tives for changinga part of the road from Shelbyville to the Wabash,

Reported said bill back without amendment, and it was
Ordered To a third reading.

Mr. Hamlın, from the select committee to which was referred the bill declaring the road leading from Peoria to Knoxville a state road,

Reported said bill back with an amendment,
Which was read, and
Concurred in, and the bill was
Ordered To be engrossed for a third reading as amended.
Mr. Hackelton, from the select committee to which was referred the
bill from the house of representatives for a state road from Utica to
Farmington,

Reported said bill back with an amendment,
Which was read, and
Concurred in, and said bill was!
Ordered To a third reading, as amended.

Mr. Mitchell, from the select committee to which was referred the bill from the house of representatives for incorporating the Pekin Hotel Cɔmpany,

Reported said bill back with sundry amendments,
Which were read, and
Concurred in, and the said bill was
Ordered To a third reading as amended.

M:. Mills, from the select committee to which was referred the bill for compensating the several persons for labor done, materials furnished, and cash advanced on the new slate house,

Reported said bill back without amendment, and
On motion of Mr. Murray,
It was laid on the table.

Mr. Pruyne, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of sundry citizens of McHenry county,

Reported a bill entitled

An act supplemental to an act to establish certain counties-approved January 16, 1836,"

Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.

Mr. Ross, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of sundry citizens of Pike county to change a part of a state road therein named,

Reported a bill entitled “An act to change a part of a certain state road therein named," Which was read, and

Ordered To a second reading.
On motion of Mr. Maxwell,

The resolution, heretofore laid upon the table, vesting the joint select committee appointed 10 examine into the condition of the State Bank of Minois, and its branches, with power to send for persons and papers,

Was taken up, and
On moljon of Mr. Hacker,
Amended by adding thereto the following proviso, to'wit:

Provided said examination take place in the town of Springfield in relation to the mother bank."

Mr. Herndon moved,

That said resolution be further amended by adding thereto the fol. lowing, viz;

"That they have power to call upon the officers of the mother bank at Springfield for a copy of the correspondence between them, R. M. Whitney, the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, and the Attorney General of the United Siates."

Mr. Browning moved

To amend the proposed amendment, by adding thereto the following viz:

“And also why the select committee appointed at the last session to investigate the subject alluded 10, failed 10 comply with the object of the resoluton authorizing them to make investigations,"

Which was not agreed to.
On the question of the adoption of the proposed amendment,
It was decided in the negative.

The question then recurring on the adoption of the resolution as amended,

It was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered That the secretary inform the House of Representatives of the adoption of the said resolution, and ask their concurrence therein.

Mr. Servant moved the adoption of the following preamble and resolutions, viz:

Whereas doubts are entertained as to the power of Congress to divide the surplus revenue of the United States among the several states, and strong objections exist against the policy of such a measure; and, whereas, under the present revenue laws of the United States it is known that a much larger amount of money will be collected iban will be reynie red for the constitutional uses of the United States and the sales of public lands having become one of the procijal sources of revenue, and there being no doubt as to the power of Congress to dispose of, and make all needlul jules and regulations respecting the 16ty and oilier property belonging to the Uniled S'a is; and, whereas a visibution of the nell proceeds of the sales of the public lanus among ihe several states, according to their represeriation in Congress, would reduce the revenue of the United States so as to leave but a comparatively small amount of

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urplus in the national treasury, and settle many of the perplexing and exciting questions which have arisen in reference to the revenue of the United Siates, therefore,

Resolved By the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, that the most just and federal disposition which can be made of the proceeds of the sales of the public lands, is to divide :he same among the ral states according to their representation in Congress.

Resolved, That in making the distribution aforesaid, the new states ought to be firsi allowed a fuir equivalent for making roads, bridges, and improving the navigation of rivers, thereby increasing the value of the lands, and affording facilities for their sale and selllement.

"Resolved, That the Governor be requested to transmit copies of the foregoing preamble and resolutions to each of the Senators and Representatives in Congress from this state."

Which lie one day on the table.
A message from the Governor, by Mr. Field, Secretary of State-
MR. SPEAKER:

I am directed to lay before the Senate a communication in writing from the Governor.

And he withdrew.
The engrossed bill entitled
"An act to incorporate the Galena Rail Road and Transportation
Company,”

Was read third time, and
On motion of Mr. Wight,
Referred to a select committee.

Ordered, That Messrs. Wight, Parrish, and Thomas be that com. mittee.

The engrossed bill entitled

“An act to amend an act prescribing the mode of summoning grand and petit jurors, and defining their qualifications and duties-approved February 13, 1835,"

Was read the third time, and,
On motion of Mr. Hacker,
Referred to a select committee.

Ordered, That Messrs. Hacker, McLaughlin, and Servant be that committee.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned till 2 o'clock, P. M.

Two o'clock, P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

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