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when the two houses adjourn on Thursday next, the 21st instant, they adjourn until Wednesday the third day of January next.

Mr. Hunkins moved to amend the resolution by striking out all after the word “ adjourn,” where it last occurs, and insert the words “ sine die."

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

Mr. Ellis moved to amend the resolution by adding there
following words: “provided, that no part of the time to
from the 21st of December instant, to the 3d of January
shall be deemed and taken to be any part of the present
of the assembly, or be included in the per diem allowat
members."

And the said amendment being accepted by Mr. Meek

The question was put on the adoption of the resolutio the proviso,

And determined in the negative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for by M

y adding thereto the the time to elapse

the present session

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for by Mr. Dar

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Masters, Mes

Those who voted in the affirinative were, Messrs. Agry, Birchard, Capron, Elmore, Hicks, Masters sersmith, Meeker, Olin, Palmer, Thompson, and Tripp-1

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Bartlett, Crossman, Darling, Ellis, Grant, Bo Hunkins, Parsons, Platt, Price, Trowbridge, and Walker (s er)-12.

On motion of Mr. Ellis, The house adjourned.

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TUESDAY, December 19, 189

enrolled bills, re

Mr. Hunkins, from the joint committee on enrolled ported as correctly enrolled

No.2,(C.) “Memorial for a re-appropriation of certain 030

tain moneys to complete a light-house on Grassy Island, near the mouth of Fox river;" Which was then signed by the speaker.

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

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

A message from the council by their secretary:
"Mr. Speaker: The council have passed

No. 3, (C.) - Memorial of the council and house of representatives of the territory of Wisconsin, to congress, asking an appropriation to defray the expenses of the legislative asseinbly of said territory for their sessions held in December and January last;'

No.9, (C.) Joint resolution relative to the distribution of the census returns of 1810,

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

The council have also passed a resolution requesting the secretary of the council to request the house of representatives to transmit to the council, bill

No. 8, (C.) 'A bill to enable school district number four, in the town of Janesville, to lay a tax for the purpose of building or purchasing a school house,' together with the accompanying documents."

The speaker laid before the house the message of the governor, received this morning, covering a communication of the Hon. Al fred Brunson, relating to his travels in the wilderness of the northwestern portion of this territory. [SEE APPENDIX.]

Which were read, when

Mr. Darling moved that the said communication submitted by the governor be laid on the table, and five hundred copies thereof printed.

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

And the ayes and and noes having been called for by Mr. Thompson,

Those who voted in the affirmative were, Messrs. Birchard, Capron, Darling, Ellis, Elmore, Hicks, Hopkios, Masters, Meeker, Palmer, Parsons, Tripp, Trowbridge, and Walker (speaker)–14.

Those who voted in the negative are,
Messrs. Bartlett, Crossman, Grant, Hunkins, Messersmith, Olia,
Platt, Price, and Thompson-9.

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

The following mcmorial was read the first and second times, to wit:

No.3, (C.)“ Memorial of the council and house of representalives of the territory of Wisconsin, to congress, asking an appropriation to defray the expenses of the legislative assembly of said territory for the sessions held in December and January last.”

No.9, (C.) “ Joint resolution relative to the distribution of the census returns of 1840,"

Was read and passed, and is as follows:

Resolved, by the council and house of representatives of the territory of Wisconsin, that the superintendent of territorial property be directed to deliver to the register of deeds of each of the organized counties of the territory, except the county of Dane, onc set of the returns of the sixth census, as prepared and published under the direction of the department of state of the United States, and now remaining in the library to be presented for the use of such counties: provided, that the delivery thereof shall not be attended with any expense to the territory.

On motion of Mr. Darling, Ordered, that the clerk of this house transmit to the council the bill and documents called for in the said message of the council.

On motion of Mr. Darling, The house resolved itself into the committee of the whole house on memorial

No. 2, (II.) “Memorial to congress asking an amendment to the act of congress of 29th of August, 1842, and for other purposes; "

Mr. Messersmith in the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose and reported the said memorial with an amendment;

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Platt moved the following amendment to be added to the said memorial, to wit:

“And your memorialists also further represent, ibat in their opinion thc per diem allowance of the members of the legislature should be reduced to two instead of three dollars as it now is; which reduction your memorialists respectfully ask may affect the compensation of the members of the present legislature."

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And the question being put thereon, It passed in the negative. And the ayes and noes having been called for, Those who voted in the affirmative, were Messrs. Darling, Elmore, Grant, Masters, Platt, Price and Thompson—7.

Those who voted in the negative, were

Messrs. Bartlett, Birchard, Capron, Crossman, Ellis, Hicks, Hopkins, Hunkins, Messersmith, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, Tripp, Trowbridge and Walker, (sp’kr)—15.

A motion was then made by Mr. Hicks, that the said memorial do lie on the table;

And the question being put thereon, Jt passed in the negative. Mr. Thompson moved to amend the said memorial, by striking out the word "four," before dollars,” in the eighth line of the second paragraph, and inserting in lieu thereof the word “five;"

And the question being put thereon,
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. Barilett, Capron, Crossman, Darling, Ellis, Elmore,
Hicks, Hunkins, Masters, Messersmith, Meeker, Olin, Thompson,
Trowbridge and Walker, (sp’kr)—15.

Those who voted in the negative, were
Messrs. Grant, Hopkins, Parsons, Platt, Price and Tripp—6.

On motion of Mr. Hunkins,
The house adjourned.

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WEDNESDAY, December 20, 1843.

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The undermentioned petitions were severally presente referred as follows, to wit:

By Mr. Hunkins: .

The petition of James C. Hackett and ninety-seven othe
gle men from the county of Milwaukee, praying the repea
law granting licenses to marry;

Referred to the committee on the judiciary, on motion
Platt.

By Mr. Hunkins:

The petition of citizens of Milwaukee for the construc
free bridge across the Milwaukee river at Walker's Point;

Referred to the committee on internal improvement.
By Mr. Crossman:

The petition of the inhabitants of the county of Sauk, to be organized for county and judicial purposes;

Referred to the following select committee, to wit: Crossman, Agry and Tripp.

By Mr. Ellis:

Two petitions of inhabitants of Brown county, praying office of register of deeds of said county may be held 21 Bay;

Referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Platt presented the account of M.M. Jackson, fors as atíorney general;

Which was referred to the committee on territorial affall

Mr. Hunkins, from the committee on enrolled bills, IE that said committee did on this day present to the gore his approval the following memorial, to wit:

“ Memorial for a re-appropriation of certain moneys pleto a light-house on Grassy Island, near the mouth River."

Mr. Price, by leave, offered the following resolution, adopted, to wit:

Resolved, That the committee on territorial affairs be ted to inquire into the expediency of laying a tax for the

Praying that the be held at Green

on, for services

oills, reported governor for

Doneys to com mouth of Fox

folution, which was

affairs be instruc 1x for the purpose

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