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They have likewise concurred with the Senate in their amendments to the resolution from the House in relation to the printing of bills &c. for both Houses.”

And he withdrew.
Whereupon,

The question was put upon concurring with the House of Representatives in the adoption of the first of the resolutions in said message, mentioned,

And decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That Messrs. Bond and Warren, be the committee on the part of the Senate, and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

On the question, of concurring with the House of Representatives in the adoption of the second resolution in said message mentioned,

It was also decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That Messrs. Turney and Murray, be the committec on the part of the Senate, and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

On the question of concurring with the House of Representatives in the adoption of the resolution authorizing the committee appointed to make investigations in regard to the public buildings, to send for persons, papers &c.;

It was decided in the affirmative.

Ordered That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

Mr. Hamlin, on leave given, introduced a bill entitled,

"An act to amend an act, concerning public roads, approved Jan. 18, 1836;"

Which was read, and
Ordered to a second reading.
Mr. Pruyne, on leave given, introduced a bill entitled,

“An act in relation to the title of School and Canal Lands;"

Which was read, and
Ordered to a second reading.
On motion,

The Senate adjourned until 2 o'clock P. M.

2 o'clock, P. M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Gatcwood, on leave given, introduced a bill entitled,

“An act for the relief of certain purchasers of the Salinc Lands;"

Which was read, and
Ordered to a second reading.
On motion of Mr. Gatewood,
The rule of the Senate was dispensed with, and
Said bill was read a 2nd time by the title, and
Ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Herndon moved the adoption of the following resolutions, viz:

Resolved by the Senate (the lIousc of Redresentatives concurs ring licrein,) That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to use their influence to procure an act of Congress to stop from sale the lands owned by the United States within this State, except to those that become actual settlers and cultivators of the soil; and to no one person more than 610 acres.

That no person or persons be permitted to enter by preemption, until they first make proof to the full satisfaction of the Register and Receiver, that they have lived upon and have cultivated at least ten acres of the same tract of land they claim by pre-emption, for the space of twelve months or more,—that it is for their own use and not in trust for another. That when any person or persons may make improvement upon Congress land in the prairies, and that no timber is upon the tract of land which their improvement is on, that such person be permitted to enter 160 acres of timber for the use of his farın wherever he may please, if the same be not covered by pre-em

tion. That when any person or persons may iive upon land of their own, and part of their improvements may be on land owned by the United States, that they be permitted to enter so much as will cover their improvement; provided it does not exceed 160 acres.

On motion of Mr. llerndon,
Said resolution was laid on the table.

Mr. Thomas moved the adoption of the following resolutions, viz:

Resolved, That the money to be obtained from the United States, under the provisions of the act of Congress regulating the deposites of the public money, ought to be converted into and added to the Common School fund of the State, and loaned to the State by the Commissioners of the School Fund at

per cent. interest, and that the interest ought to be appropriated annually to the support of Common Schools.

Resolved, That in appropriating the State School Funds, the State should be regarded as the head of one family, composed of all the people in the State, and that the funds should be applied to the education of all the children in the State, who attend school; and that a distribution to counties according to population, at any given time, is uncqual and ought not to be allowed.

On motion of Mr. Thomas,
Said resolutions were laid on the table.

Mr. Bond moved that the Senate now resolve itself into a committee of the Whole, upon

The Resolutions in regard to Internal Improvements, which had been committed to said committee and made the order of the day for this day;

Which was not agreed to.

Mr. Bond then moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of said resolutions;

Which was not agreed to.
Ou motion of Mr. Whiteside of Monroe,

The resolution heretofore laid upon the table, having for its object the distribution of $150,000 among the different counties, &c;

Was taken up; and
On motion of Mr. Maxwell,

Refered to the same committee of the whole, to which had been refered several resolutions on internal improvement.

On motion,

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1836.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
On motion of Mr. Noel,

Resolved by the Senate, That the committee on Finance be instructed to enquire into the expediency of so amending the law relative to the duties of Treasurer of the State, as to cause him to report to the Auditor of Public Accounts within the first week of each quarter, yearly, a full statement of the condition of the Treasury, and that the Auditor cause such quarterly statements to be published in the newspapers published by the Public Printer and that they report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Wight asked and obtained eave to introduce a bill

for an

“Act to change the corporate powers of the town of Galena;"

Which was read, and
Ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Maxwell asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill for

"An act making partial appropriations;"
Which was read, and
Ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Thomas moved to refer said bill to the committee on Petitions:

Which was not agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Maxwell,
The rules of the Senate were dispensed with, and the
Bill was read a second time by its title, and
Ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

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

Mr. SPEAKER,—I am directed to inform you that the House of Representatives have adopted the following resolutions, viz:

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring hercin, that the joint select committee appointed to prepare a memorial to Congress, praying an appropriation to pay for property taken and Jestroyed by the Indians in 1831–32, be instructed to embrace in their memorial an application, praying Congress to make an appropriation to pay for horses

and other property lost by the Volunteers in the same disturbance in the same years.

Resolved by the House of Representatives, (the Senate concurring herein,) that both Houses will meet in the Hall of the House of Representatives, on Thursday the 22d instant, for the purpose of electing a Warden of the Penitentiary, and also an Auditor of Public Accounts, and State Treasurer;

In the adoption of which several resolutions, I am directed to ask the concurrence of the Senate.

They have passed a bill entitled, “An act to repeal an act to improve the breed of cattle;"'

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

And he withdrew.
Whereupon,

The question was put upon concurring with the House of Representatives in the adoption of the first of said resolutions in said message, mentioned,

And decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof.

On motion of Mr. Hacker,
The second resolution was laid on the table.

The engrossed bills of the following titles were severally read the third time and passed, viz:

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

"An act for the relief of the purchasers of Saline Lands."

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

The bill entitled,

"An act declaring certain roads therein mentioned, state roads;"

Was read the second time, and
On motion of Mr. Borough,
Refered to a select committee.

Ordered, That Messrs. Borough, Turney and Thomas, be that committee.

The bill entitled, "An act to establish the county seat of Iroquois county;" Was read the second time, and

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