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On motion of Mr. Grant,
The house proceeded to the election of a fireman.
Mr. Ellis nominated William Fowler for the said office.

And the votes having been taken and counied, the tellers reported that there had been twenty-three votes given for the said office, of which

William Fowler received fourteen;
Nehemiah Locy " five;
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" shree. William Fowler, having received a inajority of all the votes gisen, was declared by the speaker to have been duly elected Greman.

On motion of Mr. Platt, Messrs. Catlin, Winsor, Trowbridge, Howe and Fowler, the of ficers elected, appeared at the speaker's desk and were severally sworn faithfully to discharge the duties of the respective offices to which they had been elected.

Mr. Birchard offered the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, That each member of this house may order for his own use during the present session of the legislative assembly, any number of newspapers not exceeding thirty per week, prosided that each paper shall not cost to exceed five cents per copy.

Mr. Manahan offered the following as an amendment to the said resolution, to wit:

Strike out all after the word “Resolved," and insert the following words: “ That

be appointed reporter for the house of representatives for the present session, and that he be entitled to draw from the clerk the usual quantity of stationery.

Resolved, that the reporter shall prepare a brief minute of all the proceedings of the house, consisting of the presentation and action on all petitions, remonstrances, and other documents; of all notices given and motions made by members; of all actions of the house and committee of the whole on bills, menorials, and resolutions; and a brief sketch of the debates and remarks of members, which may arise on all questions before the house; of all decisions of the speaker or chairman; and of all other matters and things that the house may order, or that may be of consequence or interest to notice.

Resolved, That the reporter shall furnish the said minutes to the printer of the house, who shall daily furnish to the members the proof or slip of each minutes, and after it has been corrected and approved, the said printer shall issue the same in a newspaper, and supply the house with copies of such paper.

Resolved, That the journal of the house shall be kept in the book of the journal, entered up daily, and after being read and approved by the house, shall be signed by the speaker and clerk. Resolved, That the printer do not print the daily journal."

On motion of Mr. Platt, The said resolution and amendment were laid upon the table until 10-morrow at eleven o'clock.

Mr. Platt offered the following resolution, which was ordered to lie on the table until to-morrow, to wit:

Resolved, That the printing of the house of representatives be let to the lowest bidder, and that the chief clerk thereof be directed to receive proposals for performing said work until Saturday next, at 12 o'clock meridian.

Mr. Darling offered the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit:

Resolved, That all United States and territorial officers, members and officers of the hon, council, and any other persons who shall be invited by the members of the house, be permitted to take seats within the bar of the house, at pleasure,

Mr. Darling gave notice that on some future day he should ask leave to introduce a bill concerning actions in ejectment.

On motion of Mr. Trowbridge, The house adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, December 6, 1843.

A message from the council by their secretary, to wit:

“ Mr. Speaker: the council have passed a resolution of the following title:

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No. 1, Joint resolution relative to the employment of fireman," in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house."

Mr. Hunkins offered the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit:

Resolved, That the chief clerk of this house be authorized and roquired to hire such writing as may be necessary to be done for the house of representatives during the present session, which cannot be done by the said clerk and his assistani, and that an appropriation be made for the same out of the appropriation for the incidental expenses of the legislative assembly.

Mr, Meeker offered the following resolution, which was adopt ed, to wit:

Resolved, That this house will employ a minister of the gospel to officiate as chaplain during the present session.

Mr. Elmore, parsuant to notice given and by leave, introduced a bill of the following title, to wit:

No. 1, "A bill requiring the clerks of the board of supervisors of the several counties to give bonds, and for other purposes;

Which was read the first and second time.

Mr. Darling, pursuant to previous notice, and by leare, ma duced a bill of the following title, to wit:

No. 2, "A bill concerning the time of commencing actions, for other purposes," Which was read the first and second time.

On motion of Mr. Meeker, The house proceeded to the election, by ballot, of a chi for the house of representatives.

And thereupon, Mr. Meeker nominated the Rev. Jesse nett.

Messrs. Meeker and Tripp were appointed tellers ! the votes.

The votes having been taken and counted, the tellers app for that purpose reported that the whole number of vou were twenty-three, of which

Rev. Jesse L. Bennett received eighteen;
Rev. Mr. Miner

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The speaker thereupon declared that the Rev. Jes nett, having received a majority of all the votes, had bcc elected chaplain of the house of representatives.

ppointed tellers to canvass

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the Rev. Jesse L. Ben-
votes, had been duly

Mr. Darling gave notice that on some future day he should ask leave to introduce a “memorial to congress asking for an appropriation for the opening of a road from Sheboyagan by the way of Winnebago lake to the Fox river; and also, asking an appropriation for completing that part of the United States muilitary road between Green Bay and Fond du Lac."

On motion of Mr. Elmore, The house resolved itself into a committee of the whole house for the consideration of bill

No 1, “A bill requiring the clerks of the board of supervisors of the several counties to give bonds, and for other purposes," Mr. Ellis in the chair.

And after some time spent therein, the committee rose and by their chairman reported the same back to the house without admendment.

On motion of Mr. Ellis,
Ordered, that the said bill be laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Platt, The message from the councill was taken up requesting the concurrence of the house in the following resolution, to wit:

No. 1, “ Joint resolution relative to the employment of fire

man,"

Mr. Price offered the following amendment, to wit:

Strike out all after the word “representatives," and insert the following words:

That Nehemiah Locy be appointed as fireman to the committee rooms, to keep the halls of the capitol clean, and to do such other labor about the capitol as the superintendent of territorial property shall direct; and that he shall be allowed two dollars per day for his services.

And the question being put thereon, it was determined in the affirmative.

Mr. Ellis moved to amend the resolution by striking out the word “two," and inserting the word “ three” in lieu thereof.

The speaker decided that the amendment was not in order, inasmuch as it proposed to amend the amendment agreed to by the

house.

Mr. Darling then moved a reconsideration of the vote by which the said amendment was adopted:

And the question being put, it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Darling then offered the following amendment, which was accepted by Mr. Price as a modification of the amendment offered by him, to wit:

Strike out all in the resolution after the word "representatives," and insert the following, to wit:

“That the superintendent of territorial property be authorized to employ some person to attend to the fires in the gorernor's and committee rooms, and to keep the halls in order, and to do such other duties as the superintendent shall direct; and that such person shall receive for his services such reasonable compensation as the legislature may allow, to be paid out of any moneys appropriated for contingent expenses, and that the superintendent of territorial property be directed to give such appointment 10 the county having the largest unrepresented fraction in the distribution of the offices;"

And the question being put on agreeing to the amendment, it passed in the affirmative.

The resolution, as amended, was then adopted. Mr. Platt moved that the house do now take op and consider the resolution offered by Mr. Birchard, on yesterday, relative to newspapers, and the amendment thereto offered by Mr. Mapahan.

And the question being put, it passed in the negative.

Mr. Manahan, who had offered the amendment to the said resu lution, having appeared in his seat, the motiou of Mr. Plant was renewed by him;

And ihe question being put, it passed in the affirmative.

The question then recurred on the adoption of the amen offered by Mr. Manahan, and being put to the house, it wa cided in the negative.

Mr. Olin moved to amend the resolution by striking ou word “thirty” and inserting the word "twenty" in lieu the

And the question being put, it passed in the negative;

And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Tur son: Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Dartlett, Hunkins, Manahan. Olin, Thompson and Tripp-0.

Those who voted in the negative, are
Messrs. Agry, Birchard, Capron, Crossman, Darling, bu

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