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Laughlin, Murray, Noel, Parrish, Prnyne, Turney, Weatherford, Wood and Mr. Speaker-14

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

Two o'clock, P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Vance, from the select committee to which was referred the bill for a state road from Bloomington in McLean county to James Roe's in Champaigne county, and sundry petitions in regard to the subject matter of said bill,

Reported said bill back without amendment, and recommended the indefinite postponement of the furiher consideration of said bill and petitions;

Which was done.
On motion of Mr. Edwards,

The bill heretofore laid on the table, relative to establishing Free Schools throughout the state,

Was taken up, and
On motion of Mr. Thomas,

Referred to the committee on Seminary School Lands and Education.

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

Resolved, That a joint select committee consisting of two on the part of the Senale, and three on the part of the flouse, be appointed to inquire into the expediency of making out in as particular a mar.ner as possible, the description of all the rail road routes now contemplaled by the General Assembly, and that the said routes be made known to our Representatives in Congress, with a view to obtain from the general government a pre-emption right to land lying within five miles of said routes, and have the same reserved from sale as soon as possi

ble.

Which lies one day on the table. On motion of Mr. Thomas, The engrossed bill heretofore laid on the table entitled, "An act to regulate proceedings by attachment before Justices of the Peace,"

Was taken up and passed.

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

Mr. Hamlin from the select committee to which had been-reforred the bill from the House of Representatives entitled,

"An act to locate a state road from Hennepin by Pekin to Springfield,”

Reported the sa'ne back with amendments; Which was read and concurred in. Ordered, That the bill be read a third time. On motion of Mr. Whiteside, of Pope, The bill from the House of Representatives, heretofore laid on the table entitled,

"An act to re-locate part of a certain state road.iherein named, with the proposed amenments,"

Was taken up, and
The said amendments concurred in.
Ordered, That said bill be read a third time.
Mr. Mills, on leave given, introduced a bill entitled,

“An act to change the name of the town of Selma and for other purposes;

Which was read, and
Ordered, To a second reading.
The bill from the House of Representatives entitled,
“An act forming an additional Judicial District,"
Was read a third time, and
Passed as amended.
On motion of Mr. Thomas,

The title of the said bill was amended by striking out the word District," and inserting in lieu thereof the word "Circuit.

Ordered, That the title of the bill be as amended, and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives of the passage of said bill, and ask their concurrerce in the amendments of the Senate to said bill and to the title thereof.

The eng ossed bills of the following titles, viz:

“An act to compensate the several persons for labor done, materials furnished, and cash advanced on the new State House," and

"An act relative to certain School Lands in the county of Fulton," Were severally read a third time, and Passed.

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

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, elec, tive by the people,"

Was read a third time, and
Passed as amended by ayes and noes, as follows, viz,

Thoge voting in the affirmative are

Messrs. Allen, of Greene, Bond, Borrough, Browning, Butler, Craig, Hackelton, Hacker, Herndon, Lane, Maxwell, McLaughlin, Mills, Murray, Noel, Owen, Parker, Parrish, Pruyne, Reilley, Ross, Stadden, Turney, Weatherford, Whiteside, of Monroe, Whiteside, of Pope, Wight and Wood-28.

in the negative

Messrs. Allen, of McLean, Edwards, Hamlin, Mitchell, Thomas, Vance, and Mr. Speaker-7.

On motion of Mr. Turney,

The title of said bill was amended by striking out the words Pub. lic Administrator and Notaries Public."

Ordered, That the title of said bill be as amended, and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives of the passage of the bill aforesaid and ask their concurrence in the amendmendments to the game, and to the title thereof.

The bill from the House of Representatives entitled,

“An act for the limitation of actions, and avoiding vexatious law suits,"

Was read a third time, and
Passed as amended.

Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid, and that the Secretary in. form the House of Representatives of the passage of said bill and ask their concurrence in the amendments of the Senate thereto.

On motion,
The Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 1837.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Hanlin, from the select committee to which had been referred the petition of the citizens of the lowa of Peoria,

Reported a bill entitled
Ao act to extend the corporate powers of the town of Peoria,"
Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.

Mr. Thomas, from the committee on canal and canal lands to which was referred the bill for incorporating a compaay to improve Fox river for navigation, &c.

Reported tho same back without amendment, whereupon,
On motion of Mr. Stadden,

It was re.committed to a select committee.

Ordered, That Messrs. Stadden, OʻRear, and Reilley be that committee.

Mr. Lane, from the select committee to which was referred the bill to amend the act for the organization and government of the militia of this state-approved 2d March, 1833,

Reported said bill back with an amendment,
Which was read, and
Concurred in.
Mr. Thomas moved

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

“That all laws allowing pay to Brigade Majors are hereby repealed," Which was decided in the negative, Ayes 15, noes 19. Those voting in the affirmative areMessrs. Allen, of Greene, Allen of McLean, Bond, Browning, Edwards, Hamlin, McLaughlin, Murray, OʻRear, Reilley, Thomas, Vance, Wight, Wood, and Mr. Speaker.

In the negative, Messrs. Borrough, Butler, Craig, Fletcher, Herndon, Lane, Maxwell, Mills, Mitchell, Noel, Owen, Parker, Parrish, Pruyne, Ross, Stadden, Turney, Weatherford, and Whiteside of Pope.

Ordered, That ihe bill be engrossed for a third reading as amended. The committee on enrolled bills

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

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

“An act to alter and amend an act (relating to the Gallatin saline, and the land belonging to the same-approved Jan. 16, 1836."

"An act to to vacate part of a state road therein named;" “An act to incorporate the Kaskaskia Bridge Company;"

“An act to locate a state road from Shelbyville in Shelby county to the county line of Fayette county;"

"An act declaring a road therein named a state road."

Mr. Maxwell, from the select committee to which was referred the bill entitled

"An act to incorporate the president and trustees of the Rushville seminary,”

Reported said bill back with an amendment,
Which was read, and
Concurred in, whereupon, said bill was
Ordered To be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Craig, from the select committee to which was referred the peti. tion of sundry citizens of Montgomery county praying the location of a certain road therein named,

Reported the same back, and
Asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the same,
Which was done, and
On motion of Mr. Craig,
Said petition was referred to the coumittee on petitions.

Mr. Hamlin, from the select committee to which had been referred the petition of sundry citizens of Putnam and Peoria counties,

Reported a bill entitled
"An act to locate a state road from Peoria by Oseola to Galena,"
Which was read, and
Ordered To a second reading.
On motion of Mr. Lane,

The vote heretofore taken on the indefinite postponement of the bill for altering the boundaries of Ogle county, and the amendments thereto, reported by a select committee,

Was re-considered. The ayes and noes being called for on this question, These voting in the affirmative are Messrs. Allen, of McLean, Bond, Borrough, Browning, Butler, Craig, Edwards, Fletcher, Hacker, Hamlin, Herndon, Lane, McLaughlin, Mitchell, Murray, Noel, OʻRear, Owen, Pruyne, Reilley, Ross, Thomas, Turney, Vance, Whiteside of Monroe, Wight, Wood and Mr. Speaker--28.

In the negative

Messrs. Allen, of Greene, Hackelton, Maxwell, Mills, Parker, Parrish, Staduen, and Weatherford -8.

On motion of Mr. Wight,

The proposed amendment was amended by striking out all after the enacting clause, and inserting the following in lieu thereof, viz:

“That all that part of Jo Daviess county lying south of Ogle county is hereby attached to and made a part of Ogle county. And that for the more permanent and satisfactory location of the seat of justice of said Ogle county, the county commissioners thereof are hereby required to order an election to be held in the several precincts of said county, to elect five commissioners, which election shall be conducted, and returns thereof made in the same manner as other county elections are. Said commissioners or a majority of them, when thus elected, and sworn before a jnstice of the peace to take into consideration the convenience of the people, and the situation of the present settlements, with an eye to the future popnlation of the county, shall proceed to examine and determine upon a place for a permanent seat of justice, giving a preference to lands belonging to the Uhited States. But in case such selection should be upon lands claimed by an individual or individuals, the said commissioners shall secure for the use of the county a quantity not less than forty acres, which land thus acquired, shall be laid off into town lots and be disposed of by the county commissioners, and the proceeds thereof applied to the erection of public

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