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No.5, (C.) Memorial to congress for a donation of land to improve the Grani river slough;"
Nr. 20, (C.) A bili to repeal an act to establish the university of Wisconsin;"
No. 23, (C.) "A bill to define the boundaries of certain counties therein named, and for oiher purposes." Mr. Mecker in the chir.
Afier some rime the commilice rose and reported the said me. morial and bill No. 20, without amendmeni, and asked leave to sit again for the consideration of bill No. 23. Memorial No. 5, (C.) wis ordered 10 a third reading.
On morion of Mr. Flopkins,
Leave was granted to the committee to sit again for the consideration of bill No. 23.
Mr. Ayry, by leave, offered the following resolution, which was adopted, wo wir:
“Resolved, That the judiciary committee be directed to inquire into the expediency of so altering the existing law relating to township and county governmenias to admit of the annual inceting of the board of supervisors of the several counties at some
ime other than on the first Tuesday of September, and 10 report by bill or otherwise."
On motion of Mr. Ellis, Ordered, that the undermentioned bills be now considered in the commillee of the whole house, to wit:
No. 9, (H.) “A bill respecting the office of register of deeds for the county of Brown;"
No. 13, (H.) “A bill to set off the town of Howard, in the county of Brown."
On motion of Mr. Palmer, Ordered, that the undermentioned bill be referred to the saine comunitier, 10 wir:
No. 5, (H.) “A bill to amend an act concerning the City of the Four Likes."
The house then resolved itself into the committee of the whole house on the said bills,
Mr. Messersmith in the chair;
And after some spent therein, the committed by their chairman reported Nos. 5 and 13 with, and No. 9 without amendment.
Bill No. 9 was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading. . The question was then put on agreeing to the amendment made by the judiciary committee, and recommended by the committee of the whole house to bill No. 5, (which was to strike out the enacting clause,)
And decided in the afirmative.
The amendinents to bill No. 13, were then agreed to, and the bill ordered to be engrossed. Mr. Ellis offered the following resolution, which,
On motion of Mr. Palmer, ..
" Resolved, That the committee on the judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing the act concerning the City of the Four Lakes, approved April 15h, 1943."
Mr. Long, from the committee on enrolled bills, reported "AD act to organize the county of Souk” to be correcily enrolled; Which was signed by the speaker.
On motion of Mr. Trowbridge, The house adjourned.
TUESDAY, January 9, 1814.
Mr. Trowbridge presented the petition of Ş. Donlitile and other citizens of the town of Southpori, praying the passage of a law granting to Jared Lake ihe privilege of extending a wharf into Lake Michigan;
Which was referred to the committee on incorporations.
No. 15, (II ) •Resolution relative to the adjournment of the present session of the assembly, with an amendment, in wbich I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house;
And have concurred in the amendment of this house to
No. 15, (C.) •Resolution directing the select committee there in named to report;'
And have passed
No. 4, (C.) Memorial to congress praying for the evacuation of Fort Crawford; also,
No. 22, (C.) .A bill to amend an act concerning notaries public, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house.
The governor has notified the council that he did on the 18th December ult., approve and sign
‘An act giving to IIenry, alias Henry Tutt, the name of Henry Early;' and
'A memorial to congress for the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers;' and also, on the 20th of December,
Memorial for a re-appropriation of certain monies to complete the light house on Grassy Island, near the mouth of Fox river;' and also, on the 27th of December,
"An act to enable school district number four, in the town of Janesville, to levy a tax for the purpose of building or purchasing a school house;' and also, on the 3d day of January inst., :
"An act to amend the act to incorporate the Fox River Innprovement Company;' and
An act to auiborize the register of deeds of the county of Grani, to procure certain records in the office of the register of deeds of the counis of lowa;' and also, on the 6th of January inst.,
"An act to authorize the village of Racine to borrow money and for other purposes;'
And that he did deposite the same severally in the office of the secretary of the territory.
The council have also passed No. 20, (H.) 'A bill for the relief of the town of Sharon, in Walworth county.!"
Mr. Ellis, by leave, introduced the following resolution, to wit:
No. 16, (H.) Resolution relative to the extinguishment of the Indian litle to lands therein mentioned;
Which was read the first and second time. .
Resolved, That the committee on incorporations in the investigation of the subject relating to the Wisconsin Marine and Fire
Insurance Company, be authorized (if they deem it necessary) to summons witnesses and to administer oaths;
Which was adopted.
Mr. Elmore, at the request of Mr. Hicks, moved to reconsider the vote by which the house refused on yesterday to amend the journal.
The speaker decided that the hour devoted to morning business not having expired, the motion would not be strictly in order at this time.
Mr. Crossman, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed,
No. 9, (H.) "A bill for an act respecting the office of the register of deeds of Brown county."
Mr. Darling, from the comınittee on territorial affairs, to whom was referred a petition of citizens of Washington county, praying for the passage of a law, authorizing them to hold a special elec. tion to elect a clerk of the board of commissioners, a register of deeds, and one school cominissioner, to fill vacancies in those several offices, made the following report, to wit:
“That from a careful examination of the law, it appears that the county commissioners already have authority to fill the vacancies of clerk and register until the next annual election; and that a majority of school commissioners can perform all duties of that board. Your committee, therefore, are of the opinion that the granting of the prayer of the petitioners would be subjecting the county to unnecessary expense, and they therefore report, that it is inexpedient to legislate upon the subject, and ask to be discharged from its further consideration. Respectfully submitted, by order of the committee,
M. C. DARLING, Chairman." Which report,
On motion of Mr. Darling, Was laid on the table.
Mr. Darling, from the same committee, to which a petition on the subject had been referred, reported the following bill, to wit:
No. 24, (H.) “A bill in relatior to the qualification of volers for state government and for the election of delegates to form a state constitution;"
Which was read the first and second time.
amendments to the said bill as reported by the committee on territorial affairs, which shall authorize the people of ihis territory, including all free white male inhabitants, wherever born, to vote at the next general election, for or against the formation of a state government.
Mr. Long, from the committee on enrolment, reported the undermentioned bills to be correctly enrolled, to wit:
No. 4, (II.) “A bill to change the time of holding the annual meeting of the several boards of county supervisors;"
No. 5, (C.) "A bill to provide for the election of a printer to the legislative assembly;"
Which were then signed by the speaker.
The speaker laid before the house a communication from Alexander Mitchell, secretary of the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Company, which was read; and
On motion of Mr, Darling, Referred to the cominittee on corporations. [SEE APPENDIX.]
Bills, &c.on their third reading being announced by the speaker, when meinorial
No. 5, (C.) was read the third time, passed, and the title agreed to, to wil:
“Memorial to congress for a donation of land to improve the Grant river slough," The undermentioned bill was read the third time, and
On motion of Mr. Ellis, Ordered, to lie on the table, and be made the special order of the day, for Tuesday next, to wit:
No.9, (H.) "A bill respecting the office of the register of deeds for the county of Brown."
Mr. Hicks, by leave, introduced the following memorial, which was read the first and second times, 10 wit:
No. 3, (H.) “Memorial to congress asking for a reduction on letter postage, and for the abolishinent of the franking privilege."
The message from the council was taken up;
When the undermentioned bill and memoriał were severally read the first and second time, to wit: .
No, 32, (C.) “A bill to amend an act entitled an act concerning notaries public;"
No. 4, (C.) “Memorial to congress, praying for the avacuation of Fort Crawford;"