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change the time of holding courts in certain counties of the second judicial district," do lie on the table.

Mr. Manahan gave notice that he should on some future day ask leave to introduce a bill to establish a territorial road from Prairie du Chien to Lake Superior.

On motion of Jr. Darling,

Ordered, That the Ilouse do now take up for consideration a bill returned by the Governor with his objections thereto, enti. tled "an act to amend an act authorizing Webster Stanley to maintain a ferry across Fox river."

The Speaker stated the question to be “ will the House on re.consideration pass the bill.”

On motion of Mr. Hamilton,

A call of the House was made and the sergeant.at.arns sent to procure the attendance of Mr. Agry.

Mr. Igry having appeared further proceedings in the call of the House were dispensed with.

Mr. Agry moved that the bill do lie on the table, which was disagreed to,

The question was then put, “ will the House on re-considera. tion pass the bill ?

And the ayes and poes were taken and are as follows.

Ayes-- Viessrs. Bartleti, Ciossman, Darling, Elmore, Ilunkins, Long, Janahan, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Platt, Pirsons, 'Thomp. son, Tripp, Trowbridge, Walker and Ellis (Speaker.)--17.

Noes-Messrs. 'Agry, Capron, Ilamilton, Hicks, IIopkins, Judson, Palmer, Price, and Van Vleet.-9.

So the bill was lost. Mr. Hamilton moved that the last two messages of the Gov. ernor be referred to a select committce.

Nir. Darling moved to amend the motion by referring them to the committee of the whole House.

The amendment to the motion was agrecd to.

The question was then put on referring the said messages to the committee of the whole, and determined in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Darling,

The House took up for consideration the message of the Gov. crnor of the 6th of March instant, and on his motion,

The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole House, Mr. Hamilton in the chair ;

And after some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported the following resolutions, which were agreed to by the House, to wit:

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the legislation of Congress, be referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to changing our present form of government to a state govern: ment, be referred to the committee on territorial affairs.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the debt of the Territory, be referred to the committee on territorial expenditures.

Pcsolrod, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the fees of officers and expenses of courts, be referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to town and county Government, be referred to the joint select committee.

Rescired, That so much of tlie Governor's message as relates to the present system of taxation, be referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Risolred, That so much of the Governor's message as relatesto the printing for the Legislature, be referred to the committee onligislative expenditures.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates

to the public lands, be referred to the committee on territorial affairs.

Resolved, Tiat so much of the Governor's message as relates to territorial roads, be referred to the committee on roads.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the improvement of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers, be refer. red to the committee on internal improvements.

Resolved, That so much of the Governor's message as relates to the cancelling of canal bonds,be referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

And then the House adjourned.

Wednesday, March 15, 1843.

Petitions, remonstrances, and accounts were presented as follows:

By Mr. Darling, the petition of David Jones, sheriff of Brown county, asking for additional pay for taking the census of the inhabitants of the third judicial district.

Referred to the committee on territorial expenditures.

Also the account of James Lemon for wood furnished the Le. gislative Assembly of Wisconsin 'Territory, in the winter of 1841—2, and a letter from the Hon. Henry Dodge concerning the saine.

Referred to the committee on legislative espenditures.

By Ms. Elmore, the petition of inbabitants of Milwaukee and Racine counties, praying the passage of a law to authorize their

to open a passage for water from Lake Muskego to Rooi river,

Referred to the committee on internal improvements.

By Mr. Capron, the remonstrance of John Fish, town clerk of the town of Elkhorn, against a division of said town.

Referred to the committee on corporations, Mr. Manahan, by leave, introduced bill No. 8, entitled “ bill to establish a territorial road from Prairie du Chien to Lake Su. perior."

Which was read the first and second times.
On motion of Mr. Manahan,

Ordered, That the printing of said bill be dispensed with, and that so much of the sixteenth rule as prohibits bills from being read the second and third times on the same day be sus. pended with reference to the said bill.

On motion of Mr. Darling,

The House resolved itself into the committee of the whole Mr. Judson in the chair, on the following bills, viz:

No. 9, (C. F.) entitled "a bill to legalize the proceedings of the inhabitants of Winnebago county, in the organization of said county."

No. 10. (C. F.) entitled "a bill to change the boundaries of certain towns therein named.”

And No. 8, [11. of R. file] entitled "in bill to establish a Ter. ritorial road from Prairie du Chien to Lake Superior."

And after some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported bills 8 and 9 without amendment, and No. 10 with an amendment.

The report of the committee was agreed in, and Nos. 9 aod 10 were severally ordered to a third reading.

The question then being on ordering bill No. 8 to be engross. ed, a motion was made by Mr, Manahan that so much of the report of the committee of the whole Housc adopted on yester.

day, referring a part of tbe Governor's message to the commit. tee on roads, be re.considered.

Which was agreed to.

When the question was again puton referring so much of the Governor's message as relates to roads, to the committee on roads, and it was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Hamilton,
Bill No. 8, was referred to the committee on roads.
A message from the Council by their Secretary :

" Mr. Speaker-1 am directed to inform this llouse that the Council have this day passed joint resolu:ion No. 1,"joint resolu. tion to authorize the cancelling of certain canal bonds," also bill No. 6, “a bill to authorize the register of deeds of Washington couniy to procure copies of certain records from the office of register of deeds of Milwaukee coanty, also bill No. 7, "a bill to authorize Henry Thien to build a dam ongthe Milwaukee river.” also bill No. 8. "a bill to change the name of Henry Sanders Brown," also bill No. 15, “a bill to regulate the fees of clerks in cases of naturalization,”in which the concurrenco of this House is asked.

On notion of Mr. Darling,

Ordered, That the following bills be vow referred to the com. mittee of the whole louse, lo wit:

No. 6, “ A bill to divide the town of Warren in the county of Milwaukee, and to establish the town of

No. 7, "a bill to provide for the punishment of embezzling public money.”

No, 2, (C. F.) "a bill to provide for the appointment of a Su. perintenden of Territorial property and for other purposes,” and

No. 4, (C. F.] “a bill to annex certain fractions or lots of land to the town of Rock in the county of Rock.”

The House then resolved itself into the committee of the whole on the said bills, Nir. Darling in the chair, and after some

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