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Parsons, Platt, Price, Trowbridge and Walker, (spk’)-18.
On motion of Mr. Hunkins,
TUESDAY, December 7, 1843.
The speaker laid before the house a communication from the hon. Moses M. Strong, relative to his accounts as late fiscal agent, with accompanying documents; Which were read by the clerk, and,
On motion of Mr. Ellis,
Mr. Ellis offered the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit:
Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to revise and report rules for the government of this house, and that said committee act with such committee as may be appointed for that purpose by the hon. the council, on the joint rules of the two houses.
Thereupon were appointed Messrs. Ellis, Tripp and Hopkins such committee under said resolution.
Mr. Darling, pursuant to previous notice, and by leave, introduced a memorial of the following tille, viz:
No. 1, “Memorial to congress asking 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 military road between Green Bay and Fond du Lac;" Which was read the first and second time.
The speaker announced the appointment of the following standing committees:
On the Judiciary—Messrs. Agry, Manahan, Darling, Capron and Meeker.
On Internal Improvements—Messrs. Hunkins, Birchard, Price, Tripp and Ellis.
On Schools— Messrs. Tripp, Long, Hicks, Trowbridge and Thompson
On Territorial Affairs-Messrs. Darling, Elmore, Crossman, Parsons and Hunkins.
On the Militia-Messrs. Capron, Platt, Olin, Grant and Hopkins.
On Finance-Messrs. Meeker, Tripp, Bartlett, Manahan and Messersmith.
On Corporations—Messrs. Ellis, Parsons, Meeker, Elipore atu Hopkins,
On Elections-Messrs. Masters, Hicks, Palmer, Messersmila and Grant.
On Agriculture and Manufactures-Messrs. Olin, Price, La pron, Palmer and Ellis.
On Mining and Smelting-Messrs. Platt, Messersmith, Hicks, Price and Long.
On Territorial Expenditures, (joint)-Messrs. Manahan, barla lett, Birchard, Thompson and Platt.
On Legislative Expenditures, (joint)—Messrs. Elmore, 1707 bridge, Dailing, Crossman and Hopkins,
On Engrossed Bills-Messrs. Crossman, Olin, Parsons, Bate lett and Agry.
On Enrolled Bills, (joint) -Messrs. Long, Masters, Hunklis, Grant and Palmer.
On Roads- Messrs. Trowbridge, Birchard, Masters, Agryana Manahan.
Mr. Platt gave notice that on some future day he should ask leave to introduce bills of the following titles, to wit:
“A bill supplementary to an act to amend an act assessing and collecting county revenue;"
“A bill to provide for the enrollment and organization of the militia of this territory."
Mr. Agry gave notice that on some future day he should 255 leave to introduce a bill of the following title:
"A bill to change the boundaries of the town of Green Bay, anu of other towns thercin named."
On motion of Mr. Darling, The house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house, having under consideration a bill of the following title, to wit:
No. 2, "A bill concerning the time of commencing actions, and for other purposes;" Mr. Hunkins in the chair.
After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported the same to the house without amendment.
On motion of Mr. Platt, Ordered, that said bill be referred to the committee on the judiciary.
On motion of Mr. Elmore, The following bill was considered, to wit: No. 1, "A bill requiring the clerks of the boards of supervisors of the several counties to give bonds, and for other purposes;" and,
On motion of Mr. Plart,
On motion of Mr. Elmore, So much of the sixteenth rule as prohibits bills from being read the second and third times on the same day was suspended with reference to said bill;
Which was then read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.
A message from the council by their secretary:
"Mr. Speaker: The council have concurred in the amendment of this house to joint resolution No. 1, (C.) entitled “Joint resolution relative to the employment of fireman."
On motion of Mr. Elmore, The house resolved itself into committee of the whole house, having under consideration the governor's message;
Mr. Capron in the chair.
Pending the report thereon, the secretary of the council having been announced, the speaker resumed the chair, when the following message was received, to wit:
“Mr. Speaker: The council have passed joint resolution No. 2, (C.) entitled Joint resolution in relation to so much of the governor's message as relates to the expediency of forming a state government,' and Messrs. Marlin and Crocker were appointed a committee on the part of the council under said resolution.
“The council have appointed Messrs. Newland, Martin and Moses M. Strong to act in conjunction with the committee appointed by this house to revise and report joint rules and orders for the government of the two houses during their present ses
The committee then resumed its session, and after some time spent therein, rose, and by their chairman reported the following resolutions, which were adopted, to wit:
Resolved, That so much of the governor's message as relates to the appropriations by congress to defray the expenses of the legislative assembly be referred to the committee on legislative expenditures, with instructions to inquire into the cause of the decrease of appropriations in amount from former years;
That so much of the governor's message as relates to the indebtedness of the territory be referred to the committee on territorial expenditures;
That the fifth paragraph be referred to the committee on the judiciary;
That so much of the message of his excellency as relates to the revision of the statutes, and particularly those relating to taxation, be referred to che committee on the judiciary,
That so much as relates to state government and the northeastern and southern boundary, be referred to the committee on territorial affairs.
That so much of the message as relates to the right of voting upon the question of state government of the inhabitants of the district of country which is placed by Congress under the jurisdiction of Michigan, and which lies west of a line drawn from the northern extremity of Lake Michigan, be referred to the committee on the judiciary.
Mr. Platı offered the following resolution, to wit:
Resolved, That the clerk of this house be directed to procure from the governor the documents accompanying the message of his excellency, and that one hundred copies of the same be printed.
Mr. Platt moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words “one hundred," and inserting five hundred;"
Which was disagreed to.
Mr. Darling moved to amend the resolution by striking out all after the word "excellency;"
Which was agreed to. .
On motion of Mr. Darling,
FRIDAY, December 8, 1813.
Mr. Elmore offered the following resolution, which was adopted, to wit:
Resolved, That the committee on legislative expenses be directed to inquire and report, as early as practicable, how long the present session of the assembly can continue, consistent with keeping the expenses within the appropriation by congress of the sun of seventeen thousand two hundred and seventy-five dollars, for the half fiscal year ending 30th of June, 1844.
The speaker laid before the house the following communication, together with the enclosure therein mentioned, which was read and laid on the table, to wit:
“John Catlin, Esq., chief clerk of the house: I have the honor to transmit a copy of the documents accompanying the message on the 4th inst.
J. D. DOTY. Executive Department,
Madison, December 7, 1843.
Mr. Palmer gave notice that on some future day he should ask leave to introduce a bill entitled,
“A bill to authorize the county commissioners to purchase lands and for other purposes."
On motion of Mr. Platt, The resolution offered by Mr. Platt on the 5th instant, relative to printing, was taken up for consideration.
Mr. Platt moved to amend said resolution by striking out all