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"A bill respecting the office of register of deeds for the county of Brown;" : Which was read the first and second times, and

On motion of Mr. Ellis, i Orilered to lie on the table until the 8th day of January nert. Mr. Agry, from the same committee, to which was referred the petition of ninety-eight single men from the county of Milwaukee, asking a repeal of the law granting licenses to marry, reported that they have had the same under consideration and that in their opinion it is not expedient to modify the said act, or to repeal any part thereof."

Mr. Hunkins moved that the said report relative to the petition of James C. llacket and others, do lie on the table.

Mr. Darling moved that the said report and perition be re-committed to the judiciary committee.

The speaker decided that both questions being considered privileged ones, they would be taken in their order, and that the question to lay on the table, having precedence, would first be

put.

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

Mr. Elmore, from the committee on legislative expenditures to which the subject was referred, made the following report, which was adopted, to wit:

• The committee on legislative expenditures, to whom wis referred a communication of Joshua Boyles, have had the same under consideration, and have instructed me to report the same back to the house, together with the papers submitted to the committee, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration thereof."

The speaker laid before the house a communication from Alexander Mitchell, secretary of the Wisconsin Marine and Fire lasurance Company. [SEE APPENDIX.]

Which was read.

Mr. Capron moved that the said communication do lie on the table until the sixth day of January next, be printed, and made the order of that day, and every day thereafter until disposed of.

Mr. Darling moved to aniend the said motion by striking out the word " sixth," and inserting in lieu thereof the word " third."

And the question being put on the said anendment,

It passed in the negative.
And a division being called, there were ayes 10, noes 12.
Mr. Elmore moved to amend the motion as follows:

6. That the communication of Alexander Mitchell be printed, and be referred to the committee on corporations, with instructions to report thereon on the sixth day of January next, or as soon thereafter as practicable.”

Mr. Capron accepted the said amendment as a modification of the motion moved by him;

When the question was put thereon,
And passed in the affirmative.
Mr. Platt, by leave, introduced

No. 6, (H.)“ Resolutions instructing the committee on territorial affairs to report a bill re-organizing the financial department of this territory, and for other purposes,"

Which were read, ordered to lie on the table, and be printed.

Mr. Palmer, by leave, presented the account of J. Chadwick for transportation of books to the county of Green; Referred to the committee on territorial expenditures. A message from the council by their secretary: “ Mr. Speaker: The council have passed

“No. 13 (C.) “A bill to incorporate the trustees of the village of Mineral Point,” also,

No. 11 (C.) “Resolution relative to the selection of seminary lands,"

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

On motion of Mr. Elmore, Ordered, that all papers relative to the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Company be referred to the committee on corporations.

The undermentioned memorial was announced for the third reading,

And was read the third time, passed, and the title thereof agreed to, to wit:

No. 2, (H.)“ Memorial to Congress asking an amendment to the act of Congress of 29th of August, 1842, and for other pur. poses."

Mr. Hopkins, by leave, offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted, to wit:

No. 7, “ Resolution relative to the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal Company:

Resolved, by the council and house of representatires, that the joint committec of the two houses appointed at the last session of the legislative assembly for the purpose of examining into the affairs of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal Company, &c., be instructed to report at as early a day as pracicable, so that if any legislative action be found necessary, there may be time for such action.”

Mr. Crossman, from the select committee to which a petition was referred, by leave reported bill

No. 10, (H.)“A bill to organize the county of Sauk for county, judicial, and other purposes;" Which was read the first and second times.

On motion of Mr. Messersmith, The message from the council was taken up, when the undermentioned bill and resolution were read the first and second times, to wit:

No. 13, (C.) “A bill to incorporate the trustees of the village of Mineral Point."

No. 11, (C.) “ Resolution relative to the selection of seminary lands.”

On motion of Mr. Elmore, Ordered, that the undermentioned joint resolution be taken up; when it was read, passed, and the title thereof agreed to, to wit:

.No. 8, (C.) “ Joint resolutions relative to appropriations for harbors on the western shore of Lake Michigan."

Mr. Elmore asked leave of absence for two weeks;
And the question being put on granting leave,
It passed in the affirmative. .

Mr. Crossman, by leave, offered the following resolation, which was adopted, and

A division being called, there were ayes 15, noes not counted, to wit:

"Resolved, That Moses Mecker, a member of this house, have leave of absence from and after the 21st day of December, inst., to the 3d day of January, 1844."

Mr. Birchard asked leave of absence from the 27th inst. to the 30 day of January next;

And the question being put, it possed in the affirmative.

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

Those who voted in the affirmative were,
Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Capron, Crossian, Elmore, Grant,
Hicks, Ilopkins, Hunkins, Masters, Messersmiili, Meeker, Olin,
Palmer, Parsons, Platt, Price, Tripp, and Trowbridge-19.

Those who voted in the negative were,
Messrs. Darling, Ellis, Thompson, and Walker, (speaker)-4.
Mr. Capron, by leave, offered the following resolution, to wit:

Resolved, Thai James Tripp have leave of absence from Saturday next till the third day of January next.”

On motion of Mr. Darling, Ordered, that said resolution do lie on the table. Mr. Crossman, by leave, offered the following joint resolution, to wit:

Resolved, by the council and house of Representatives, that when this house adjourns on Friday next, it will adjourn until the third day of January next."

Mr. Agry moved to amend ihe said resolution by striking out the word “ Friday," and inserting in lieu thereof the word “ Saturday;" Which was agreed to.

And then the question on the adoption of the resolution, as amended, was puit,

And passed in the negative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Agry, Birchard, Elmore, Hicks, Masters, Messersmith, Meeker, Olin, Thompson and Tripp-10.

Those who voted in the negative were,

Messrs. Bartlett, Capron, Crossman, Darling, Ellis, Grant, Hopkins, Palmer, Parsons, Platt, Price, Trowbridge, and Walker, (speaker)–14.

On motion of Mr. Capron, Ordered, that the resolution offered by him this day relative to granting leave of absence io James Tripp be taken up.

And the question being put on the passage thereof,
It passed in the affirmative.
And the ayes and noes having been called for by Mr. Ellis,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Agry, Birchard, Capron, Crossman, Darling, Elmore, Grant, Hicks, Hopkins, Hunkins, Masters, Messersmith, Meeker, Olin, Parsons, Platt, Price, and Trowbridge—18.

Those who voted in the negative were, Messrs. Barilett, Ellis, Palmer, Thompson, and Walker, (speaker)—5.

On motion of Mr. Darling, The house adjourned.

FRIDAY, December 22, 1813.

On motion of Mr. Platt, The undermentioned bill was ordered to a third reading, to wit:

No. 10, (C.) “A bill to authorize the register of deeds of the county of Grant to procure certain records in the office of the register of deeds of Iowa county."

On motion of mr. Hopkins, 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,”

Was taken up, when

Mr. Elmore renewed his motion to amend said bill by striking out the words 6 sixty-five" before " dollars."

And the question being put thereon,
It passed in the negative;
And the ayes and roes having been called for by Mr. Elmore,
Those who voted in the affirmative were,

Messrs. Birchard, Crossman, Elmore, Parsons, and Thompson--5.

Those who voted in the negative were, Messrs. Agry, Bartlett, Capron, Ellis, Grant, Hicks, Hopkins, Hunkins, Masters, Messrsmith, Olia, Platt, Price, Trowbridge, and Walker, (speaker,)—15.

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