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Secretay inform the House of Representatives thereof and ask their concurrence therein.

On motion of Mr. Maxwell,

The Senate adjourned until % o'clock P. M.

2 o'clock P. M.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Hackelton from the committee on Enrolled Bills, reported as having been this day laid before the Council of Revision, a bill of the following title, to wit:

6 An act to provide for receiving a distributive share of the surplus revenue of the United States on deposite."

A message from the House of Representatives by Mr. Prickett their Clerk.

Mr. SPEAKER-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives have concurred with them in their amendments to the resolution of the House of Representatives, in relation to the election of a Judge and States' Attorney for the 3d Judicial Circuit in this State; and further,

That the House of Representatives are now ready to receive the Senate in the Representatives' Hall for the purpose of proceeding to said elections.

And he withdrew,
Whercupon,

The Senate preceded by Mr. Speaker, repaired to the Representative Hall, and there both Branches of the General Assembly proceeded to elect a Judge for the Judicial Círcuit aforesaid by ballot; when

Mr. Ross of the Senate, and Mr. Dement of the House of . Representatives, having been appointed Tellers, The result stood thus, viz: For Walter B. Scates

. 98 66 Jesse J. Robinson

25 Scattering Mr. Scates having received a majority of all the votes given, was declared by the Spcaker of the House of Representatives

duly elected Judge of the 3d Judicial District of the State of Illinois.

The two Houses then proceeded to elect viva voce a States' Attorney for the same district; When the vote stood thus, viz: For Samuel Marshall,

65 William H. Stickney,

60 Those voting for Mr. Marshall, are

Messrs. Allen of Macon, Bond, Browning, Davidson, Edwards, Fletcher, Hamlin, Herndon, Lane, Mills, Murray, O’Rear, Reilly, Servant, Thomas, Vance, Warren, Whiteside of Pope, and Wight of the Senate.

Messrs. Aldrich, Ball, Carpenter, Charles, Craig, Davidson, Dawson, Dement, Diarman, Dubois, Dunbar, Edwards, Elkin, Galbreath, Green of St. Clair, Hardin, Hogan, Huey, Lagow, Leary, Lincoln, Lyons, McCormick, McClernand, Minshall, Moore of St. Clair, Murphy of Vermillion, Naper, O'Neille, Ralston, Rawalt, Scarborough, Shield, Smith of Madison, Smith of Wabash, Stone, Stuart, Stuntz, Thompson, Turley, Turney, Voris, Walker of Cook, Walker of Morgan, Webb, and Wilson of the House of Representatives.

Those voting for Mr. Stickney, are

Messrs. Allen of Green, Borough, Craig, Gatewood, Hackelton, Hacker, Maxwell, McLaughlin, Mitchell, Noel, Owen, Parker, Parrish, Pruyne, Ross, Stadden, Turney, Whiteside of Monroe, and Wood of the Senate.

Messrs. Able, Atwater, Barnet, Bentley, Cloud, Courtright, Crain, Cullom, Davis, Dollens, Dougherty, Douglass, Edmonston, English, Enloe, French, Green of Clay, Hankins, Happy, Harris, Henshaw, Hunt, Lane, Linder, Logan, McCown, MicMurtry, Madden, Mars, Minor, Morton, Murphy of Perry, Nowlin, Odam, Pace, Paullen, Reddick, Richardson, Wheeler, Witt and Mr. Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Marshall having received a majority of all the vo given, was declared by the Speaker of the Housc of Representatives duly elected States' Attorney for the 3d Judicial District of the State of Illinois.

And thereupon,
The Honorable the Senate returned to their chamber.
And on motion,

The Senate adjourned.

Monday, DECEMBER 19, 1836.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. Allen of McLean, asked and obtained leave to introduce the petition of Mary Walker praying relief;

Which was,
On motion of Mr. Allen of McLean, .
Referred to the committee on Petitions.

Mr. Weatherford asked and obtained leave to introduce the pelition of Matthew Cyrus of Morgan county, praying the alteration of the name of Watson James Filley, to Watson James Filley Cyrus, &c.

Which was read, and
On motion of Mr. Weatherford,
Refered to e select committee.

Ordered that Messrs. Weatherford, Browning and Noel, be that committee.

Mr. Warren from the select committee to which was referred the bill for

“An act to locate a state road from Shelbyville in Shelby county, to Danville in Vermilion county,"

Reported the same with an amendment,
Which was read and concurred in.
Ordered that said bill be engrossed for a third reading.
On motion of Mr. Noel,

Resolved by the Senate, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to enquire into the propricty of so altering or amending the law relative to County Commissioners of the several countics, as to cause them to divide their counties into three districts, classing the same so as to elect one Commissioner every year, and that they report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Allen of McLean moved the adoption of the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the committee on Elections be instructed to enquire into the expediency of changing the present mode of voting at elections, "viva voce,” to that of voting by ballot, and that they report by bill or otherwise;

Which was not agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Pruyne,

Resolved, That the Governor be requested, as soon as practicable, to communicate to the Senate the quarterly reports of thc Canal Commissioners, for the quarters ending in March,

June and September, for the year 1836, and a statement of all moneys received, and the amount of money received for the the lots sold in the towns of Chicago and Ottawa, the number of lots sold in cach town, and the number remaining unsold; the number of contracts that have been lct; the name of cach contractor and the estimated amount of cach contract, and the number of yards of carth and rock that has been excavated on each contract, and the amount paid cach contractor for the same; and the amount of each contract Ict, and the probable amount of money that will be required for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven; and a particular statement of all moneys paid out, and for what purpose, and the amount on hand and the number of Engir eers and Draftsmen, and the amount paid cach Engineer or Draftsman, and their names and the length of time they have been employed upon the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and all such other information as he may be in possession of; together with the plats and profiles of the Canal. On motion of Mr. Allen of Green,

R-solved, That the committee on School and Seminary Lands, be instructed to enquire into the expcdiency of providing by law, for the appointment of a School Commissioner in each of the townships where section number sixteen has been sold, or in which section number sixteen may hereafter be sold in pursuance of law in the several counties, and requiring the School Commissioners in the several counties, to pay to such Commissioners respectively, the several amounts which their respective townships are entitled to, by virtue of the sale of section number 16.

Mr. Turney asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled,

“An act declaring certain roads herein mentioned, state roads;" Which was read, and Ordered to a second reading. Mr. Stadden asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill for

“An act to establish the county seat of Iroquois county;" Which was read, and Ordered to a second reading. A message from the Council of Revision by Mr. Sprigg. *The Council of Revision have approved a bill entitled,

6 An act to provide for receiving a distributive share of the surplus revenue of the United States on deposite.”

And then he withdrew.

A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Prickett their Clerk.

Mr. SPEAKER--The House of Representatives have adopted the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That a joint select committee of three on the part of the House of Representatives, and two on the part of the Senate, be appointed to draft a memorial to Congress praying an extension of the act of 1831, which provides for the payment of the Revolutionary Soldiers down to the year 1783, so as to embrace all those who fought in the Indian Wars of the West, down to the treaty of Greenville in 1795, and also embracing in its provisions, all those who served for thrce months during the wars of the Revolution down to 1795, and also to provide for the granting a bounty in land to the organized militia men, mounted militia men, mounted militia volanteers and rangers, who defended the country during the late war with Grcat Britain; and have appointed

Messrs. Dunbar, Smith of Madison, and Ball, the committee on their part; in the adoption of which, they ask the concurrence of the Senate.

They have also adopted the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, (the Senate concurring herein,) That a joint select committee of three from thc House and two from the Senate be appointed, to memorialize Congress praying that Congress would consent to the repeal of that portion of the Ordinance, which provides that all public lands bought of the United States, shall be exempt from taxes for five years from the date of entry; and have appointed

Messrs. Hardin, McCown and Barnett, the committee on their part;

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

They have concurred with the Senate in the adoption of the resolution requiring the Treasurer of this State, to demand specie on the drafts of the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, &c.

They have also concurred with them in the adoption of the resolution providing for the printing of 2000 copies of the Journal of each branch of the present General Assembly.

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