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Which was read.

Mr. Capron moved that the message, together with the enclosed communication, be referred to the judiciary committee. Pending the question on agreeing to the motion to refer, and,

On motion of Mr. Elmore, Ordered, that the message and communication do lie on the table.

The speaker laid before the house the report of the superintendent of territorial property, with accompanying documents,

Which were read. [SEE APPENDIX.]

When Mr. Elmore moved that the said report do lie on the table, and that two hundred copies thereof be printed.

Mr. Hunkins moved to amend the motion by striking out the words “ two hundred,” and inserting in lieu thereof “five hundree." Mr. Hicks moved that the report do lie on the table; Which latter inotion, having precedence, was first put, And was disagreed to.

The question then recurred on agreeing to the amendment of Mr. Hunkins,

And it being put was determined in the affirmative.
And then the motion, as amended, was agreed to,
A message from the council by their secretary, to wit:
“Mr. Speaker: The council have passed

No. 6, (C.) • Joint resolution relative to the expenses of the sessions of the legislative assembly of December 1842, and January 1843; also, bill

No. 5, (C.) 'A bill to provide for the election of a printer to the legislative assembly;' In which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house."

On motion of Mr. Darling, The house considered the undermentioned bills and memorial, in committee of the whole house, to wit:

No. 2,(H. R.) “A bill concerning the time of commencing actions, and for other purposes," :

No.4, (C.)“A bill giving to Henry, alias Henry Tutt, the name of Henry Early;"

No. 1, (C.) “Memorial to congress for the improvement of the Fox and Wiscousin rivers;"

Mr. Crossman in the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and by their chairman reported bill No. 4, (C.) and memorial No. 1, (C.) withoui amendment; and that they had made progress in bill No.%. (H. R.) ard desired leave to sit again thereon.

Memorial No. 1, (C.) and bill No. 4, (C.) were then ordered to the third reading.

On motion of Mr. Ellis, So much of the sixteenth rule of the house as prohibits bills, memorials, and resolutions from being read the second and third time on the same day, was suspended in reference to said memorial No. 1, (C.)

Which was then read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to.

Leave was then granted to sit again for the consideration of bill No. 2, (H. R.)

Mr. Platt, in accordance with previous notice, and by leave, introduced

No. 3, “A bill to provide for assessing and collecting county revenue for the county of Grant," Which was read the first and second time,

On motion of Mr. Agry,
The house adjourned.

THURSDAY, December 14, 1513.

Mr. Meeker presented a communication from George Beatty, relative to interest on territorial bonds, and asked its reference to the committee on territorial expenditures;

Which was so referred. · Mr. Ellis, from the committee or corporations, to whom a petie tion had been referred, by leave reported

No. 4, (H. R.) "A bill to change the time of holding the annual meetings of the several boards of county supervisors;"

Which was read the first and second time.

A message from the governor by Mr. Charles Doty, his private secretary, to wit:

“Mr. Speaker: I am directed to deliver to the house of repre · sentatives a message from the governor in writing."

Bills on their passage were announced, when the undermentioned bill was ad the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to, to wit:

No. 4, (C.) “A bill giving to Henry, alias Henry Tutt, the name of Henry Early."

The message from the council, received on yesterday, was taken up; when

The undermentioned bill was read the first and second time, to wit:

No. 5, (C.) “A bill to provide for the election of a printer to the legislative assembly."

And the undermentioned read and passed, to wit:

No 6, (C.) “ Resolution relative to the expenses of the sessions of the legislative assembly of December, 1812, and January, 1843:"'

Resolved, by the council and house of representatives, that a memorial to congress be passed, asking for an appropriation to defray the expenses of the legislative assembly at their sessions in December and January last, and a copy of such memorial be forwarded to the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives of the United States, and to the delegate in congress from this territory.

Resolved, That the secretary of the council and the clerk of the house of representatives be instructed to make out a certificate of the aggregate amount due for the attendance and mileage of the members, and the pay of officers of their respective houses at the said December and January sessions, designating the amount due for each session, separately, and that they forthwith forward such certificates to our delegate in congress.

The speaker laid before the house the message of the governor, together with the accompanying annual report of the adjutant general, this day received; [See APPENDIX.] Which were read, and,

On motion of Mr. Platt,
Ordered to be referred to the committee on the militia.

On motion of Mr. Elmore, The following entitled joint resolution was taken up for consideration, to wit:

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No. 2, “ Joint resolution to dispense with the printing of the daily journals of the two houses."

Pending the question on the adoption of the said resolution,

A message from the council, by their secretarg was received, io wit:

“ Mr. Speaker: The council have passed the following bills, to wit:

No.6, (C.) “A bill to amend the act to incorporate the Fox river improvement company;'

No. 8, (C.) .A bill 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;' also,

No. 2, (C.) Memorial for a re-appropriation of certain monies to complete a light house on Grassy Island, near the mouth of Fox river;'

In all of which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this house."

Mr. Ellis moved that the resolution du lic on the table. And pending the question thereon, Mr. Thompson moved to amend the motion of Mr. Ellis, by striking out the words “ do lie on the table," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the words “be postponed until the Sth day of March next."

Which latter inotion, having precedence, was put, And passed in the negative. The question was then put on the motion of Mr. Ellis, And passed in the negative. And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Platt, Those who voted in the affirmative were, Messrs. Agry, Darling, Ellis, Hunkins, Masters, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, and Walker (speaker)-—9.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Bartlett, Birchard, Capron, Crossman, Elmore, Grant, Hicks, Hopkins, Messersmith, Palmer, Platt, Price, Thompson, Tripp and Trowbridge-15.

Mr. Ellis moved to amend the resolution by adding the following, to wit:

“And be it further resolved, that the prosent session of the legislative assembly shall not exceed the time of fifty days."

And pending the question thereon,

out the word "fifty,” before the word "days," and inserting in lieu thereof the word "forty;"

And the question being put thereon, it passed in the negative; And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Darling, Those who voted in the affirmative, were Messrs. Bartlett, Darling, Hunkins, Meeker, Palmer, Price, Thompson and Walker, (sp’kr)—8.

Those who voted in the negative, were Messrs. Agry, Birchard, Capron, Crossman, Ellis, Elmore, Grant, Hicks, Hopkins, Masters, Messersmith, Olin, Parsons, Platt, Tripp and Trowbridge-16.

The question was then put on adopting the amendment offered by Mr. Ellis;

And passed in the negative.
And the ayes and nues having been called for,

Those who voted in the affirmative, were Messrs. Bartlett, Darling, Ellis, Ilunkins, Meeker, Olin, Thompson and Walker, (sp’kr)—8.

Those who voted in the negative, were
Messrs. Agry, Birchard, Capron, Crossman, Elmore, Grant,
Hicks, Hopkins, Masters, Messersmith, Palmer, Parsons, Platt,
Price, Tripp and Trowbridge-16.

The question then recurred on the adoption of the resolution;
And it passed in the affirmative,
And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Mecker,

Those who voted in the affirmative, were
Messrs. Bartlett, Capron, Crossman, Darling, Elmore, Grant,
Hicks, Hopkins, Hunkins, Masters, Olin, Palmer, Platt, Price,
Thompson, Tripp and Trowbridge—17.

Those who voted in the negative, were

Messrs. Agry, Birchard, Ellis, Messersmith, Meeker, Parsons, and Walker, (sp’kr)—7.

On motion of Mr. Elmore,
The message from the council was taken up; when,

The undermentioned bills and memorial were severally read the first and second time, to wit:

No. 6, (C.) “A bill to amend the act to incorporate the Fox River Improvement Company;"

No. 8, (C.) "A bill to enable school district number four, in the

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