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On his motion
Referred to a select committee.

Ordered, That Messrs. Stadden, Allen, of McLean, and Vance be that committee.

Mr. Pruyne introduced the petition of the rector, wardens, and vestry of St. James' church, in the town of Chicago, praying an act of in. corporation,

Which was read, and
On motion of Mr. Pruyne,
Referred to a select committee.

Ordered, That Messrs. Pruyne, Noel, and Murray be that committee.

Mr. Craig, from the select committee to which had been referred the petition of sundry citizens of Montgomery county for an alteration of a state road therein named,

Reported a bill entitled
“An act to change a part of the state road from Hillsborough to

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Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.
Mr. Hackelton, from the committee on engrossed bills,

Reported that on this day they had laid before the Council of Revision bills of the following titles:

"An act for the relief of Charles J. Weed;"

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

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

Mr. Mills from the select committee to which had been referred the petitions of sundry citizens of Edwards county praying a distribution of the school fund,

Reported a bill entitled

“An act for the distribution of the School and Seminary Purd amongst the several counties of the state, and to provide for the application of the interest to common school purposes,"

Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.
On motion of Mr. Turney,
The rule of the Senate was dispensed with, and
Said bill was read a second time by its title, and
Ordered To be laid on the table, and
Printed.

Mr. Parker, from the select committee to which was referred the bill from the house of representatives for locating a state road from Charleston to Springfield,

Reported said bill back with amendments,
Which were read, and concurred in.

Ordered, That the bill be read a third time as amended.

Mr. Wight, from the select committee to which were referred the petitions of sundry citizens of the counties of Ogle and Whiteside for, and the remonstrances of sundry other citizens of the same counties against the alleration of the boundary lines, and the relocation of the county seat of said county,made the following report, viz:

That they have had the same under consideration, and beg leave to report that the first part of their duty appears to be to ascertain, that the petitioners had given the legal notice in such case: when satisfied upou this subject, they proceeded to examine the respective petitions and remonstrances with a great dea} of minuteness and accuracy, which enabled them to arrive at the following result:

“The whole number of the citizens of of Ogle county, who have signed one or the other appears to be .four hundred and eleven,' two hundred and thirty-six of whom have signed the petition, and one hundred and seventy-five the remonstrance. The petition and remonstrance from Whiteside being equal in point of numbers, but from information to be relied on, from citizens residing in that section of country, (now in Vandalia) who appeared before the committee, which information is corroborated by the representation from that district, it appears that while those whose names are found on the petition were identified, with but one solitary exception, as being bona fide residents of of that part of the county prayed to be attached, but ihree names on the remonstrance could be identified as living in Whileside county, and they quite remote from the territory in question, the greater part of the balance being identified as citizens of Galena and the Wisconsin Territory. The committee will further state that the original petition which the former Senator from that district presented to the Senate for the formation of a county on the Rock River, asked for the same boundaries which are now proposed and asked for by the petition, as appears manifest from the original bill as first introduced, creating the county, by the standing committee on petitions. These facts, in connection with the circumstance that the present boundary in question cuts in two one of the oldest, and decidedly the most populous and dense settlements in that section of country, give the petitioners strong claims to legislative interference.

“As regards the relocation of the seat of justice your committee will state, that independent of the circumstancial evidence that the location was made more with an eve to promote the schemes of certain speciilators than the interests of the citizens of said county, upon which your committee, however, do not wish to be understood to give an opinion that the present location is objectionable on account of its remoteness from the centre, being thirty miles from the south boundary and but twelve miles from the north boundary, tuenty-three miles from its east and fifteen from its west boundary, and as your committee are farther satisfied that great discontent (indeed to an alarming degree) prevails throughout said county upon this subject, we therefore

Report a bill entitled

“An act for altering the boundaries of Oglie county, and other purposes,"

Which said bill was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.
On motion of Mr. Maxwell,
The rule of the Senate was dispensed will., and
Said bill read a secoud time by its uile, and
Referred to a select committee.

Ordered, That Messrs. Maxwell, Wight, und OʻRear be that committee,

Mr. Hackelton moved the adoption of the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the Auditor be requested to inform the Senate of the amount of money paid out of the Treasury in the year 1826, in relation to the redensption of wolls' scalps,”

Which lies one day on the table.
Mr. Maxwell, on leave given, introduced a bill entiiled

“An act to amend an act entiled an act for the organization and government of the militia of this state---approved 2d March, 1833,"

Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.
On motion of Mr. Maxwell,
The rule of the Senate was dispensed with, and
Said bill was read a second time by its title, and
Referred to the committee on military afluirs.
Mr. Maxwell, on leave given, introduced a bill entitled

“An act to repeal an aci entitled an act permanently to locate the seat of government of Illinois,"

Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.
Mr. Hackelton, on leave given, introduced a bill entitled
"An act relative to the town of Utica in the county of Fulton,"
Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.

A message from the house of representatives by Mr. Prickett their clerk Mr. SPEAKER:

The house of representatives have passed bills of the following titles, viz:

"An act to locate a state road from Quincy in Adams county to Philips ferry in Pike county;"

“An act to locale a state road from Galena io Beardstown;"

“An act to alter a part of the state road from Gilead in Calhoun county to Rushville in Schuyler county;"

“An act to establish a state road from Peoria to Hendersonville;' and

“An act to encourage the killing of wolves;"

In the passage of which they ask the concurrence of the Senate.

They have concurred with the Senate in their amendments to the bill from the house of representatives entitled

“An act for a state road from Peoria in Peoria county to Quincy in Adams county"

They have also concurred with the Senate in the passage of the bills from the Senate entitled

"An act to alter and amend an act relating to the Gallatin Saline, and the lands belonging to the same-approved January 16, 1836;"

“An act to review and relocate a state road from opposite Naples to Centerville in Adams county;"

"An ac! to vacate a part of a state road therein named."

They have also concurred in the passage of the bill with the Senate entitled

“An act to locate a state road from Henderson in Knox county to Morristown in Henry county,"

As amended by them,
In which ameadments they ask the concurrence of the Sonate.
And he withdrew.
On motion of Mr. Ross,

The committee of the whole were discharged from the further con. sideration of the bill from the house of representatives entitled

"An act to make the clerks of the County Commissioners' Courts, County Treasurer, Public Administrators and Notaries Public, elective by the people,"

And ihe amendments beretofore proposed to said bill, whereupon
On motion of Mr. Reilley,

The proposed amendinent was amended by adding the following as an additional section, to be inserted next before the last section of the amendment, viz:

“Sec. 8. The office of justice of the peace is hereby declared incompatible with the offices of surrogale, clerk of the county commis. sioners' court, and clerk of the circuit courts."

Mr. Thomas moved

Further to amend the proposed amendments, by adding the following as an additional section, viz:

"At the several elections herein required there shall be an election for a state's attorney in each judicial cuicuit in this state, and the clerks of the county commissioners' courts shall certify the returns of the elections to ihe secretary, as are required in elections for members of Congress, and the persons having the highest number of votes shall be commissioned by the Governor, and continue in office until their successors are elected, and qualiSed: and state's attorneys so elected shall perform the same duties as now required by law,"

Which was decided in the negative,
One aye, 35 noes.
Mr. Thomas voted in the affirmative.

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Those voting in the negativo are

Messrs. Allen, of Greene, Allen, of McLean, Bond, Borrough, Browning, Butler, Craig, Edwards, Hackelton, Hacker, Hamlin, Hern. don, Lane, Maxwell, McLaughlin, Mills, Mitchell, Murray, Noel, Owen, Parker, Parrish, Pruyne, Reilley, Ross, Servant, Stadden, Turney, Vance, Warren, Weatherford, Whiteside, of Pope, Wight, Wood, and Mr. Speaker.

Mr. Thomas moved

Further to amend the proposed amendment by adding thereto as an additional section the following, viz:

“The act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled an act relating to the Attorney General and State's Attorneys, in force 71h February, 1835," is hereby repealed, and the laws repealed by that act are hereby revived, and declared to be in force,"

Which was decided in the negative,
Ayes 11, noes 26.
Those voting in the affirmative are-

Messrs. Allen, of McLean, Browning, Butler, dwards, Hamlin, Lane, Servant, Thomas, Vance, and Mr. Speaker.

In the negative

Messrs. Allen, of Greene, Bond, Borrough, Craig, Hackelton, Hacker, Herndon, Maxwell, McLaughlin, Mills, Mitchell, Murray, Noel, Owen, Parker, Parrislı

, Pruyne, Reilley, Ross, Stadden, Turney, Warren, Weatherford, Whiteside, of Pope, Wight, and Wood.

Mr. Browning moved

Further to amend the proposed amendment by striking out of the 6th line of the first section thereof the word 'second,' and inserting the word 'fourth' in lieu thereof,

Which was decided in the negative.
On motion,
The Senate adjourned until 2 o'clock, P. M.

Two o'clock, P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
On motion of Mr. Bond,

The vote upon the adoption of the amendment of Mr. Reilley, to the amendments proposed to the bill from the house of representatives for the election by the people of the clerks of the County Commissioners' Courts, and other officers, which were under consideration at the jast adjournment, was reconsidered, and thereupoa said amendment was withdrawn by Mr. Reilley.

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