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Mr. Browning, from the committee on the judiciary to which was referred the bill for

"An act relative to certain School Lands in the county of Fulton," Reported said bill back without amendment, whereupon it was Ordered To be engrossed for a third reading.

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

The House of Representatives have concurred with the Sena!e in their amendments to the bills from the House entitled

“An act to incorporate the Granville academy;"

"An act to locate a state road from York to New Richmond in the county of Clark;" and

"An act to locale a state road from Shokokon in Warren county to Rushville in Schuyler county."

They have also concurred with the Senate in their amendment to the title of said last mentioned bill.

And he withdrew.

Mr. Maxwell, from the select committee to which was referred the bill for altering the county lines of the county of Ogle, &c.

Reported said bill back with an amendment, and thereupon,
On inotion of Mr. Maxwell,
The said bill and proposed amendment were indefinitely postponed.

Mr. Hacker, from the select committee to which was referred the bill from the House of Representatives entitled

“An act to make the clerks of the County Commissioners' Courts, county treasurers, public administrators, and notaries public elective by the people,"

And the amendments of the Senate thereto,
Reported the same bill back without amendment, and thereupon,
On motion of Mr. Thomas,

The amendments heretofore made to said bill were amended by striking out of the first section "1838,' and inserting “1839' in lieu thereof.

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

That the rule of the Senate be dispensed with, and the bill be read a third time now by its title,

Which was not agreed 10.
Mr. Servant introduced the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be directed to cause to be published in the newspapers printed in Vandalia, an act passed at the Jast session of the General Assembly of this state entitled

“An act supplementary to an act to provide for raising a revenueapproved February 19, 1827."

Which lies one day on the table.
On motion, the Senate adjourned.

MONDAY, Jan, 30, 1837,

The Senate met pursuant to adjoujnment,

Mr, Ross introduced the petition of sundry citizens of Pike county praying a charter for a rail road from Augusta to a point opposite Louisiana in Missouri,

Which was
On his motion,

Referred to the same select committee to which other petitions on the same subject had been referred.

Mr. IJamlin introduced the petition of sundry citizens of Putnam and Peoria counties praying the location of a state road on the nearest and best route from Peoria to Galena,

Which was,
On his motion,
Referred to a select committee.

Ordered, That Messrs. Hamlin, Hackelton, and Wight be that committee.

Mr. Hamlin introduced the petition of sundry citizens of Peoria praying a special act of incorporation of their town,

Which was,
On his motion,
Referred to the committee on petitions.

Mr. Hacker, from the committee on state roads, to which had been referred the petition of sundry citizens of St. Clair county praying an alteration in part of the state road from Vincennes to St. Louis,

Reported a bill entitled

6. An act to review and relocate a stale road from Lebanon to Illi. noistown,"

Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.

Mr. Maxwell, from the committee on military affairs, to which was referred the bill to amend an act for the government and organization of the militia of this state-approved 2d March, 1833,

Reported said bill back without amendment, whereupon,
On motion of Mi. Lane,
It was re-committed to a select committee.

Ordered, That Messrs. Lane, Bond, and Maxwell be that committee.

Mr. Lane, from the select committee to which was referred the billi from the House of Representatives authorizing James Jesup to build a bridge across the Skillet Fork,

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

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Mr. Hackelton, from the committee on enrolled bills,

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

“An act to locate a state road from Peoria in Peoria county to Knoxville in Knox county, and for other purposes;"

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

“An act to incorporate the Whitehall and Albany Turnpike Road Company;"

“An act authorizing the School Commissioner of the county of Cook to pay over to the Commissioner of the county of Will her proportion of the School Funds;">

"An act for the relief of the infant heirs of Ezekiel Good, dec 'd;

And that they have delivered to the Governor the report and resolu’ tions on the subject of Slavery.

Mr. Wight, from the select committee to which was referred the engrossed bill to incorporate the Galena Rail Road and Transportation Company,

Reported said bill back with sundry amendments,
Which were read, and
Concurred in, and thereupon said bill was
Passed as amended.

Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives of the passage of said bill and ask their concurrence therein.

Mr. Weatherford, from the select committee to which was referred the petition of James Hobbs,

Reported a bill entitled
• An act to alter the name of William Lock,"
Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.

Mr. Hackelton, from the select committee to which was referred the engrossed bill providing for the paying of the contractors on the Illinois and Michigan canal, and the amendment proposed thereto by Mr. Maxwell,

Reported the same back with an amendment to said amendment,
Which was read, and
Concurred in.
On motion of Mr. Pruyne,

The vote heretofore taken upon the amendment restricting the amount of money to be paid by authority of said bill to $15,000,

Was re.considered, whereupon,
On motion of Mr. Pruyne,

Said amendment was amended by striking out $15,000, and insert.
ing $30,000 in lieu thereof.
The amendment as amended was then
Adopted, and

The question recurring upon the passage of the bill as amended,
It was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid, and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives of the passage of said bill and ask their concurrence therein.

Mr. Mitchell, from the select committee to which had been referred the petition of sundry citizens of Tazewell county,

Reported a bill entitled
"An act to change a state road therein named,"
Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.
On motion of Mr. Mitchell,
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Warren until Friday next.
Mr. Hackelton, from the select committee to which was referred the
bill for incorporating the Liverpool, and Canton, Knoxville Rail Road
Company,

Reported the same back with sundry amendment,
Which were read, and
Concurred in, and the bill was
Ordered To be engrossed for a third reading assamended.

Mr. Browning from the committee on the judiciary who were iustructed by resolution to iuqnire into the expediency of requiring by law that clerks of the Circuit Courts issue execution on the filing in their offices of writs of procedendo from the Supreme Court,

Reported a bill entitled
"An act concerning appeals and writs of Error,"
Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.

Mr. Browning, from the same committee who were instructed by resolution to inquire whether or not there should not be a more desinite expression by law of what constitutes fraud in written instruments

Reported said resolution back and asked to be discharged from the further consideration thereof,

Which was done.
Mr. Owen moved the adoption of the following resolution, viz:

Resolved By the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, that no new business be received into either branch of the Legislature after the 6th day of February next,"

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

“An act to incorporate the President, and Trustees of the Rushville Seminary,"

Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.
On motion of Mr. Ross,
The rule of the Senate was dispensen with, and
The bill was read a second time by its title, and

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On motion of Mr. Maxwell, Referred to a select committee. Ordered, That Messrs. Maxwell, Murray, and Fletcher be that committee.

Mr. Parrish, from the select committee to which was referred the bill from the House of Representatives entitled

"An act to re locate part of a certain state road therein named,', !

Together with two several petitions of sundry citizens of Franklin county in relation to the subject matter of said bill,

Reported said bill back with sundry amendments, and
On motion of Mr. Whiteside, of Pope,
Said bill and proposed amendments
Were laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Murray,

The bill heretofore laid on the table authorizing Samuel Rodgers to sell and convey certain real estate therein named,

Was taken up, and
Ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.
Mr. Servant, on leave given, introduced a bill entitled

“An act to incorporate the Chester, Nashville, and Pinckneyville Rail Road Company,"

Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.
On motion of Mr. Hackelton,

The bill from the House of Representatives for incorporating the Pekin Hotel Company, which had heretofore been laid upon the table,

Was taken up, and
On motion of Mr. Bond,
Referred to a select committee,

Ordered, That Messrs. Bond, Mitchell, and Turney be that committee.

On motion of Mr. Browning,
The bill entitled

“An act to amend an act establishing the Courts of County. Commissioners--approved March 22d, 1829,"

Heretofore laid on the table,
Was taken up, and
Ordered To be engrossed for a third reading.

and noes being called for on this question, Those voting in the affirmative are

Messrs. Allen, of McLean, Browning, Butler, Edwards, Hacker, Hamlin, Maxwell, Mills, Mitchell, O-Rear, Owen, Parker, Reilley, Ross, Stadden, Thomas, Vance, Whiteside, of Monroe, Whiteside, of Pope, and Wight-20

In the negative-
Messrs. Allen, of Greene, Bond, Borrough, Hackelton, Lane, Mc-

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