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Mr. Hunkins, from the committee on internal improvement, to which several petitions had been referred, reported the following bill, which was read the first and second lines, io wit:
No.21, (H.)“ A bill to authorize the construction of a bridge across the Milwaukee river, in the town of Milwaukee."
Bills on their passage being announced by the speaker, the undermentioned bills and resolution were severally read the third time, passed, and the titles thereof agreed to, to wit:
No. 13, (C.) “A bill to incorporate the trustees of the village of Mineral Point;"
No. 10, (II.) “A bill to establish a ferry across the Mississippi river;"
No. 18, (II.) A bill to empower the president and trustees of the village of Southport to discontinue a street;">
No. 19, (II.) “A bill to divorce Webster Pease from his wife, Lucinda Pease;"
No. 4, (II.) “Resolution to appoint an agent to receive an appropriation to replenish the library."
On the passage of bill No. 19, aforesaid, the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Elmore,
Those who voted in the affirmative, were Messrs. A gry, Bartlett, Birchard, Capron, Crossman, Darling, Ellis, Grant, Hopkins, Hunkins, Long, Masters, Messersinith, Meeker, Olin, Palmer, Parsons, Plati, Price, Thompson, Tripp, Trowbridge, and Walker(spk’r)-23.
Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs. Elmore, Ilicks, and Manahan-3.
Bill No. 20, (II.) “ A bill for the relief of the town of Sharon, in Walworth county," was read the third time, and
On motion of Mr. Darling, Was amended, by the unanimous consent of the house, by inserting the word “ now" between the words “may” and “ exist,” in the first section;
And was ihen passed, ard the title thereof agreed to.
Mr. Palmer gave notice that on some future day he should ask leave to introduce a bill 10 prohibit the circulation of bills of foreign banks within the limits of the territory of Wisconsin.
On motion of Mr Ellis, The house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house for the consideration of bill
No. 13,(II.) “ A bill to set off the town of Howard, in the county of Bown;" Mr. Long in the chair;
And after a short time spent therein, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported that they had made some progress therein, and d sired live io sit again ihereon;
Leave was accordingly granted.
A message from the governor, by bis private secretary, Mr. Charles Dary;
"Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the governor to deliver to this house a message in writing.”
On motion of Mr. Dirling, Ordered, ihat the endermentioned bill be taken up and considered in the commillee of the whole house, !o wit:
No. 5, (C) “ A Will 10 provide for the election of a printer to the legislative assembly."
On motion of Mr. Platt, Ordereil, that the undermentioned bill be referred to the same committee, 10 wit:
No. 14, (11.) “.4 bill to provide for the appointment of a printer 10 the legislative assembly of the territory of Wisconsin."
Thereupon, the house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house, for the consideration of the aforementioned bills;
Mr. Olin in the chair;
And ifier a short time spent therein, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported said bills back to the house withou! amendinent.
Pending the question on ordering said bill No. 5, (C.) to the third reading,
Mr. Plast moved 10 amend said bill by striking out all after the cnacuing clause, and inserting the following, to wit:
Section 1. That in order more certainly to secure skill, despaich and responsibility, in the execution of the printing of the legislative assembly, the governor shall nominate, and by and with the advice of the legislative council shall appoint a printer to perform the necessary printing for the legislative assembly, and who shall be known and styled the printer to the legislative asseinbly of Wisconsin."
Sec. 2. The said officer so appointed shall execute to the territory of Wisconsin a bond in the penal sum of
dollars, with at least two suficient freeholders as sureties, to be approved of by the presiding officers of the council and bouse of representatives, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties enjoined upon him by tins aci, which bondi shall be deposited with illic cluk of the supreme court for sale keeping
Sce. 3. That the said sprinter 10 ibe ligislative asseinbly," shall procure good and sufficient type and other materials for executing the printing of the laws, journals, and all other papers and documents ihat may be ordered by the legislativo assembly, or either branch thereof, and keep the same at the town of Madison, and to be at all times in readiness 10 execute the printing afuresaid in a neat and workmanlike manner, and with ide uimost des. paich.
Suc. 4. That the said printer shall have the laws, journals, bills, reporis, or other documenis, executed in the fullowing manner, 10 wit: the laws and journis printed in medium octavo form, on a neat long primer type; the bills to be printed in folio fuolscap, on small pica lype, caclı page 10 contain not less than twenty-five of solid matter, of the visual length, with at least a pica blank between cach line; the reports, messiges, and other documents, with the exception of such rabular wak as in.y not adinit of il, printed on type of the same size, and contain its inich solid matter in each page, as the laws and journals.
Scc. 5. The said printer shall print such number of copies of the laws and journals as may be directed by law, or resolutions of the legislarive assenbiy, and have the same delivered over to the superintendent of territorial property within
days after the adjournment of each session of the legislative assembly, unless further time be allowed, and shall bave exccued and delivered over 10 the clerks of the council and house of representatives, such number of copies of reports, bills, and other documents, as may be directed by the council or house of representatives. And the inanner or forin of printing the same shall be varied whenever directed by the legislative assembly
Sec. 6. The said printer shall print, fold, press, and siitch, the laws, journals, reporis, and documents, and all other printing which may be ordered by the legislative assembly, for which he shall receive the compensation hereinafier provided.
Sec. 7. The said printer shall receive for his services the following prices: fifty-six cents per thousand ems for composition, and
seventy-five cents per thousand ems for rule and figure work; fiftya six cents per token of two hundred and forty impressions, for presg worl; for folding, pressing, and stiching the laws and journals, iwentyfive cents per cops; to be paid by the secretary out of any funds that may be appropriated by congress to defray the expen. ses of the legislative assembly.
Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the superintendent of territorial property to examinn and compare the journals and laws, when they shall be delivered to him hy the printer, and if the same be correcily printed, and executed in a neat and workmanlike man. ner, he shall give a receipt to the printer, specifying the number of copies delivered, and the amount of compensaison to aliich the printer is entitled, agreeable 10 the provisions of the serenih section of this act; which receipe shall be presented to the legislative assembly before any appropriation shall be made to said printer.
Sec. 9. That in case of the neglect or inability of the said printer to print the laws and journals within the time limited by this act, the superintendent of territorial property is hereby authurized and required to employ another printer to print, fold, press, and stitch the same; and the excess in the account of such printer 90 employed for executing such work, above what is herein allowed to the printer to the legislative assembly, shall be charged to said printer to the legislative assembly, guilty of such negligence or delay.
Sec. 10. That the term of office of said printer so appointed, shall be for two years, and until bis successor is appointed and qualified; except the printer first appointed under this law, who shall hold bis office until the expiration of the session of the legislature in the years 1845–6.
And the question being put thercon,
Those who voted in the negative, were
Messrs. Ayry, Bartlett, Birchard, Crossman, Darling, Ellis, El. more, Grani, Hicks, Ilopkins, Long, Manahan, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, Price, Thompson, Tripp, Trowbridge, and Walker (speaker)-22.
Mr. Hicks moved to amend the bill by striking out all after sec.
tion one, and inserting the same amendment moved by Mr. Platt, except the first section;
And pending the question thereon, Mr. Thompson moved that said bill and amendment do lie on the table until Tuesday next;
And the question being put thercon, it passed in the negative; And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Thompson, Those who voted in the affirmative, were Messrs. Barileit, Capron, Elmore, Hopkins, Messersmith, Olin, Plati, Price, Thompson, and Tripp-10.
Those who voted in the negative, were
Messrs. Agry, Birchard, Crossinan, Darling, Ellis, Grant, Hicks, Hunkins, Long, Manahan, Masters, Meeker, Palmer, Parsons, Trowbridge, and Walker ispk’r.)—-16.
The question iheu recurred on the motion of Mr. Hicks;
Those who voted in the negitive, were
The question was then put on ordering the said bill to a third reading;
And it passed in the affirmative; And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Platt, Those who voted in the affirmative, were Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Birchard, Crossman, Darling, Ellis, Grant, Hunkins, Long. Manaban, Masters, Meeker, Parsons, Price, Trowbridge, and Walker (spk'r )–16.
Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs. Capron, Elmore, Kicks, Hopkins, Messersmith; Olin, Palmer, Plais, Thompson, and Tripp-- 10.
The speaker laid before the house ihe message of his excellency the governor, received this morning, notifying the house that he had on this diy approved a bill, entitled
“An act to prescribe the mode of proceeding in chancery;"> Also, a communication of David Bonham, enclosing the pro